KILLURNEY SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB
A final reminder of our Harvest Fare on Sunday next in the Hall. This is a community day so come along and be part of it. Doors open at 2pm. All entries must be in by 3pm and judging, by a guest judge, will take place at 3.15pm. Entry fee: €E1 and children; 50c. We record the sad passing of John Donovan during the week. John was a founder member of the Club and we extend our sympathy to his sisters Mary and Nora and his wide circle of friends.
Due to a hurling challenge match arranged for the same night our Junior “B” Football team had to field understrength and lost out to Commercials by 2-18 to 1-8. Kilsheelan Gaels are through to the Minor “A” Hurling Final following their win over St Mary’s. See Match Reports.
It was a sad week for our Club when we heard of the death of John Donovan. He was an outstanding player for the Club over a long period of time and he later went on to train our hurling teams. We extend our sympathy to his sisters, extended family and his many GAA acquaintances. Thanks to all of you who took part in the Guess the Score competition on the All Ireland Hurling Final. By the time these notes appear the winner can be found on the website.
JUVENILES: An Intercounty U/8 hurling blitz was held in Kilsheelan sportsfield last Saturday as Windgap, representing Kilkenny, Ferrybank representing Waterford, Naomh Eanna of Gorey representing Wexford competed with Tipperary representatives. Our spectators were treated to hurling straight out of the top drawer which was the perfect tonic on the eve of the All Ireland Final. Thank you to the travelling teams and to all of the young players who played their hearts out. A most welcome cup of tea along with an endless supply of food was given to everyone and a very special thank you to all of the local parents who brought food and refreshments. It was greatly appreciated as the rain began to fall heavily after the games. To Catherine O’Brien, Ann-Marie Mulcahy and Ciara Ryan, who performed miracles on feeding everyone, all we can say is a thousand thanks for a job expertly carried out. To all those who acted as referees, set up the field etc. thank you. We also say thanks to U/8 coach Tom Butler whose idea it was to run the tournament and what a wonderful success it turned out to be.
KPLAN ANNUAL 10KM: The Kilsheelan 10K will take place this year on Sunday September 25, at 1.30pm. We are encouraging all local people to participate - whether they run, jog or walk. There will also be a 5K walking route on the day. Registration is in the Kilsheelan Community Centre on the day of the race or on runireland.com. The entry fee is €E10 and there will be prizes for the top finishers, spot prizes and goody bags on the day. Any queries please contact Catherine on 0863097304.
LOTTO: Numbers drawn on Monday August 29: 7.15,16,26 Bonus 1. No Jackpot winner or match three winner. Six Lucky Dip’s each received €E25. Next week’s jackpot is €E7,900 and draw will be held in Robinson’s.
KILSHEELAN TIDY TOWNS
Congratulations to those areas who received well deserved recognition for their streets and buildings in the locally judged village competition. Brook Drive was awarded the prize for Most Improved Road, Bruach Na hAbhann was awarded Best Area, Cloughcarrigeen, best Overall Estate and our Post Office best Commercial Building. Well done to all areas who made such a great effort and contribution to improve and maintain their areas - no doubt the judge’s decision was not an easy one. More next week on what the National Competition meant for Kilsheelan.