G.A.A: Following their easy win over Ballingarry our Junior hurlers are through to the Semi Finals. They have one remaining match in the group stages against Killenaule in Fethard on Saturday night at 7.30pm.
Our Minor hurling team travel to Cloneen to play Mullinahone on Wednesday (3rd) at 7.30pm. They have a further match against Ballingarry also in Cloneen on Sunday next (time to be confirmed).
The Golden Goal last week was scored in the 7th minute. Next week the competition will be based on the Kilkenny V Waterford game.
Check website for match ticket details. The Score Prediction continues to be updated and Michael McHugh is still in pole position by the narrowest of margins. There are many people still in contention to take the honours.
A gentle reminder to all those who use the dressingrooms, players, team mentors etc. Please ensure that all systems are powered off and doors locked when leaving the premises. Thank you.
Well done to Bill Maher who had an outstanding game in Tipperary’s victory over Meath in the All Ireland Minor Football Quarter Final. Congrats also to Manager David Power. It was wonderful to see Conor Davin Murphy and Adrian Mc Guire also on the panel. It was great to see so many locals in attendance and indeed one could say the Tipperary support far outnumbered the opposition.
Congratulations to Michael Dempsey who won the framed photo of the victorious Tipperary Hurling team which had been in display in Kilsheelan P.O.
Congratulations to Brian & Joanne O’Gorman on their marriage last week, we wish you both many years of happiness together in the future.
JUVENILES: Having won their opening two games in the U/16 “B” championship in the next round Kilsheelan were at home to Ballyneale. They got off to a great start with a goal by Kevin Kirwan. This was followed by some excellent points by Eoin Kehoe, Paudie O’Donovan and Kevin Kirwan. Midway through the half Ballyneale shot 1-2 without reply but Kilsheelan pulled away again and led by 2-12 to 1-4 at the interval.
A further goal by Paudie O’Donovan after the break put Kilsheelan well clear and in the end they ran out decisive winners by 3-18 to 1-6.
TEAM: Aaron Larkin, Kevin Guiry, Joe O’Neill, Sean Ryan, Martin Gibbs, Paul Maher, Kevin Kehoe, Eoin Kehoe 0-5, Brendan Martin, Paudie O’Donovan 2-6, David Smyth 0-3, Riain Connolly, Eric O’Shea, John Smyth 0-1 and Kevin Kirwan 1-3.
SUBS: Tadgh Lonergan, Daire Brennan, Mark Kehoe, Shane Brunnock and Eoghan Kelly. Next assignment is away to Mullinahone on August 11th at 7.30pm. They play a challenge away to Dunamaggin on Thursday night.
The U/12’s will play their final game on August 2nd against Ballybacon-Grange and this will decide if they qualify for the Semi Finals we wish them the very best. Our U/14’s had a good win over the Davins last week and now await fixtures against Fethard, Cahir and Ballybacon. The winning team against the Davins was: Brian Guiry, Kyle O Connell, Kevin Kehoe, Shane Egan, Mark Kehoe, Eoghan Flavin, Evan Quigley, Brendan Martin, Daire Brennan, Darragh Kelly, Martin Gibbs, Eoghan Kelly, Brian Twohig, Eddie Carroll and Sean Martin. SUBS: Mark Stokes and Dylan Hourigan who played an important part when they came on.
CUL CAMP: Our sportsfield looked a very colourful scene last week, the occasion being the Annual VHI Cul Camp. Despite intermittent rain, it failed to dampen the spirits of over 80 boys and girls. Each day they were coached in the many skills of hurling and football. Chief organisers were Noel Murphy and Carol Gibbs assisted by Bill Maher. County Board provided coaches for the event.
There is a tradition that a number of personalities would attend during the week. Seamus Callanan and Padraig Maher needed no introduction to the participants. These hurling stars went on to give some sound advice to their willing listeners.
Our own David Power, who is Manager of the Tipperary Minor Football team brought along the minor trophy accompanied by Liam McGrath, Seamus Kennedy, Michael Quinlivan and of course Bill Maher. County Chairman Barry O’Brien was there with the Munster and Liam McCarthy Cups. All those taking part received playing gear and a medal for their endeavours. We thank the organisers, the young boys and girls for their participation and their parents for bringing them along each day.
BALLYPATRICK SPORTS CENTRE - TENNIS: Well done to our Munster League team - Ladies Division 4 on their great win over Rushbrooke (Cork). The team of Pat Horan, Carol Gibbs, Elaine Walsh and Brenda Rowan have now reached the Semi Final and all in the club wish them continued success.
SOUTH TIPP LEAGUE: Our five teams are playing weekly and enjoying some great matches with mixed success and we hope that some can still qualify for the play-off stages. Well done to all for representing the club so ably and meeting a different challenge each week.
MEMBERS AUTUMN LEAGUE: Calling all club members. A club member’s team league, which has proven most popular in past years and caters for all standard of player, will begin in early September. The competition will take place over a number of weeks and we hope all club members will participate so please place your name on the club notice board without delay.
JUNIOR TENNIS: There was a great turnout of junior members for the Tennis Camp in June and plans are now in hand for a repeat in early August. So from Monday August 8th to Friday August 12th the juniors can enjoy another fun week with Tony Mc Carthy and his support group, beginning each day at 10.30am. Registration in advance would be much appreciated.
SOCIAL: Our Summer Social Outing to Bru Boru (Cashel) was enjoyed by a very appreciative group of club members last Saturday evening. A lovely meal, followed by an exhilarating show with a bit of socialising afterwards combined to make a very enjoyable evening for all. Sincere thanks to Rosie, whose organisational skills met her usual high standards.
MEMBERSHIP: A small number of renewals are still outstanding, so if it has slipped your mind, please rectify as soon as possible. To be eligible to play in our Autumn League, all membership fees must to paid up.
KILSHEELAN TIDY TOWNS -WHO DID IT?: Walking around Kilsheelan village you may notice the newly painted picnic benches, seats, grotto, kerbs, railings, not to mention the swept steps from the car park to the river, the car park itself etc, and you may wonder…who did it? People say that Kilsheelan is very lucky it has such great community spirit. There is no doubt that the people doing these tasks have great spirit, they are the sort you would like to be employing, if you were an employer. Everyone is time short but always make time for the sake of community and others. Shame on the person who dumped his broken mirrors, shaving tins, cardboard boxes on the ground at the recycling area. Such laziness and inconsiderate behaviour cannot be good for one’s self esteem and well being. Lousy behaviour leaves one feeling lousy and the message from Tidy Towns is… don’t do it again - thank you. Twice is more than enough. Ann Leavy must be thanked wholeheartedly for the village colour, it is blooming lovely also Fiona and Greg and all involved in the poly tunnel. Railway Close is making a wonderful entrance and grabbing the attention of passers by.
Well done to Noeleen Cahill and the busy bees in that area, you have done terrific work, a big bualadh bos to each and every one. The next meeting is Wednesday August 10th at 9pm in the K Hall. All are very welcome. BBQ date is Sunday August 28th. This is Tidy Town’s main fundraising event. There will be music, raffles, craic and if last year is anything to go by, over 200 people had the best of fun. The date is August 28th and there will be a “Notice Nature” walk at 2.30pm.
PARISH DIARY - FIRST FRIDAY: Mass in Kilsheelan at 9.30am and in Kilcash at 7.30pm.
AUGUST DRAW: Will take place after First Friday Mass in Kilcash Community Hall.
EAST AFRICA FAMINE: Our thanks to all who contributed to and facilitated our collection for East Africa. Details of amount collected later.
PARISH BULLETIN: Next bulletin will be on the weekend of August 27th/28th.