If you have any items that you would like to include in the Dundrum news please contact Sean Breen at 062-71131 or email to sean.breen@environ.ie. Deadline is Sunday night for inclusion in the following weeks Nationalist.


The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in Dundrum House Hotel on Tuesday next, June 19, from 6pm to 9pm.


As part of the festival of faith program currently underway in the parish, a holy hour will be held in Knockavilla Church on this Sunday from 7pm to 8pm. This will be followed by a social family evening in the Community Hall, Knockavilla.

The Council is looking for any volunteers who would be available on Saturday afternoon from 3pm to help decorate and prepare the hall for this parish occasion. The catering committee would also welcome any donations of sandwiches or confectionary for Sunday night. If you can help in any way with providing refreshments or assisting with the catering on Sunday night please contact Helen Ryan (087)9046671, or come along to the meeting tomorrow, Thursday, June 14, in the hall at 8.30pm.


New school extension.

The official opening of the new extension at Scoil Bhride and re-opening of refurbished Donaskeigh Community Hall took place last Sunday evening. The Principal of Scoil Bhride Mr. Pat O`Carroll cut the ribbon after the Blessing Ceremony by Fr. Jim Egan.

Former Principal of the Old School Mr. Donnacha O`Duibhir cut the ribbon for Donaskeigh Community Hall re-opening. A great social evening followed with the Scoil Bhride Football Team being presented with their Co. Football Medals by Co. Hurling Star and former pupil of Scoil Bhride Conor O`Brien, Noreen McCormack from the Parents Committee presented commissioned polo shirts to the team and mentors to mark their great achievement.


Scoil Bhride NS Donaskeigh is now enrolling Junior Infants for the school year 2012-2013. Please contact the school on 062 71388 for application forms and information.


The annual School Fair is back again this year on Sunday, July 1. Lots of fun activities for all, including stalls from the usual Bric-a-Brac, Books, Tin Can Alley and many more. Wheel of Fortune is always a big take on the day as is the slide for the children. Please come along and support this fund-raiser for Scoil Bhride Donaskeigh and have a great day relaxing and meeting friends over tea and cakes.


Scoil Bhride N.S Donaskeigh are proud to have a girl representing them on the Primary game team in camogie in Pairc Ui Caoimh on Sunday, June 24, at the Munster senior hurling Semi-Final Match between Cork and Tipperary.

Aoife Ryan, Ballintemple, is the first girl to represent the school in the Camogie Primary Game. We all wish her well and hope she goes on to represent the Kickham Club at county level up along the grades.


Under 11 (C) Hurling

Scoil Mhuire Knockavilla travelled to the Ragg last Friday, June 8, to play Ardcroney in the Co. Final of the U/11 (C) hurling. Aaron Browne opened the scoring in this exciting match with a spectacular point for Knockavilla NS. One could only but marvel at the industry, determination, team work and talent of this Knockavilla team. That they overcame a team with just as many of these qualities in defeating a wonderful Ardcroney side, is testament to their amazing spirit. A Devon Ryan goal midway through the first half offered them some early breathing space. Joe Fitzgerald completed the scoring for Knockavilla in the first half with a well taken point. A Matthew Spain goal on the resumption gave Ardcroney some brief cause for optimism only for Knockavilla to respond with a barrage of scores from Aaron Browne and Barry McCarthy to seal a famous victory for the men from the west. The final score was Knockavilla NS 2-06 Ardcroney NS 1-00. For Knockavilla, Cormac Ryan was a rock in defence while up front Aaron Browne will no doubt receive all the much deserved plaudits that come his way as he finished the game with a personal tally of 1-04.

Team: Alan Butler, Lorcan Carr, Hugo Bourke, Cormac Ryan, Devon Ryan, Stephen Browne, Aaron Browne, Joe Fitzgerald, Barry McCarthy, Ben Ryan. School Principal: Eleanor O’ Dwyer. Coaches: Kevin Moran, Joanne Collins, Michael Shanahan.


Junior (A) hurling.

Our Junior (A)s are due to play Clonoulty Rossmore in Golden on Saturday evening next, throw in at 7.45pm.

Kickham Gear.

We have just got this years order of Kickham togs from Juvenile to Adult as well as socks and Kickham Gear bags in small and large, For details ring Sean on 087-2646441


Keep up to date with club happenings on our website www.kdkickhams.tipperary.gaa.ie

Also Facebook “Kickham GAA” & “Kickham juvenile GAA” we will continue to include up to date results & fixtures for all clubs teams as well as all other club activities. Why don’t you take a look and let us know what you think. Tell family and friends that may be away and would like to keep up to date with club happenings.