Jason Loughman, Paul O’Dwyer, James Shanahan, Michael Shanahan, Peter Comerford and Conor Horan, who are all taking part in the Focus Ireland 4 Peaks Challenge in the coming months, would to thank everyone who took part, supported or helped out in any way in last week’s table quiz in The Venue. It was a great night and we raised over E2,000 and are well on the way to our target of E4,500.
Community Council DISCO
The Community Council will host another disco for all primary school children on next Friday night, March 18, in the Community hall Knockavilla from 7.30pm to 8.45pm. €3 per child or €5 per family.
Our annual primary schools table quiz will take place in Knockavilla hall on Friday night, March 25, at 7.45pm. This quiz has grown in popularity over the years amongst all the schools in the area, with teams competing in two categories, 3rd & 4th class for the council shield while the Michael Breen perpetual trophy will go to the winning team in the 5th & 6th class category.
Local News Contact
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Sunday night for inclusion in the following weeks Nationalist.
Kickham GAA CLUB
We offer our deepest sympathies to Joan Doherty (nee Kennedy), Gortadloe, Nenagh and Clonaspoe, on the death on Monday, March 7, of her beloved husband Gerry Doherty. We also offer our condolences to Joan’s mother Mai Kennedy, Clonaspoe and the extended Kennedy family on their sad loss. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
The Co. hurling leagues were back last weekend. Both our teams were at home for their opening matches. Our juniors had a great win over a strong Ballylooby team in a cracking game in their first round game on the score 2-15 to 2-13. There were some very good performances by Kickham players in this one and the senior ranks could be beckoning for some. They travel to Cloneen on Sunday next for their second round game with St Patricks throw in at 12pm. Our seniors were beaten by Borrisokane in their first round game on the score 3-18 to 0-10. We were missing a number of players for this one, but some of those that did play will surely have to show improvement in the coming weeks as the West championship is not far away. We play Golden Kilfeacle in the next round in Dundrum on St Patricks Day at 12pm. We wish both our teams the very best and we look forward to plenty of support on both days.
Our U/21 footballers play Aherlow in the West semifinal in New Inn on Saturday next at 2.30pm. Aherlow are a very strong team with a sprinkling of county players but if our lads play to their potential they will make a great game of it and hopefully claim a place in the final. We really need your support for this one so please travel and shout your parish on.
Hard luck lads
Hard luck to our club reps on the Cashel Community School senior hurling team who were beaten after extra time by Connacht Champions Loughrea in the All Ireland (B) hurling semi final in Clarina Co.Limerick on Saturday last they are Damian Hayes, Cathal Morrissey, Dean Thompson, Patrick Ryan, Gary Heelan,and Padraig Slattery.
We have updated our website www.kdkickhams.tipperary.gaa.ie We will continue to include up to date results and 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.
Training U/12 & U/16
Training for Juveniles is as follows: U/8 Saturday 6pm to 6.45pm in Scout Hall. U/10 Saturday 11am in field and U/12 Saturday in field.
U/14&U/16 Football/Hurling in Canon Hayes Complex on Wednesday nights at 8pm sharp. All juveniles to bring €2
Kickham togs and socks are available in all sizes from juvenile to adult and can be purchased from Sean Breen at 087 -2646441 or Paddy Fitzgerald at 087-9370958. Gear bags also in stock.
Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams
Our annual cake sale is fast approaching, when after all masses on St Patrick’s eve and day masses, a full selection of confectionary will be on sale. All donations of all types of confectionary will be accepted an hour before all masses.
The various panels in the club are up and running with training sessions as they each prepare for their first games in the next few weeks.
The junior panel this year is being trained and coached by Claire Ryan of Cashel, Eoghan O’Brien and Don Kennedy. The first game for this panel is a league clash with Annacarty at the end of the month.
The U8 panel of players under the management of Leonie Loughman also resumed training indoors last Friday night, and continues again this weekend from 6pm to 6.45pm. Any new members interested are very welcome to come along.
The U10 and U12 panels this year are managed by Claire Ryan and Margaret O’Carroll, and they too have resumed indoor training also on Friday nights from 6.45pm to 7.30pm. Again, any new members are most welcome to come along.
Alan Horgan has committed to managing the U14 panel, and their first night back indoor training had a great turnout. This team will be competing in their first championship match in early April.
Unfortunately, we are still actively looking for someone to manage and train our U16 panel, as their first competitive game is also early April. If any few people could commit to this panel, we would appreciate a call on (087) 9561645.
Co. Board Draw.
The club has received its allocation of tickets for the County Board draw. This draw is running for 12 months and priced at €10 per month offers great value with a monthly prize fund of €700. The club also benefits from this draw, earning a commission on all sales. Payment methods include a direct debit format or on a monthly basis. Further information can be obtained from the phone number above.