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Schools Quiz

Our annual primary schools table quiz which was held in the Community Centre on Friday last was a great success with 37 tables taking part. This was our biggest attendance to date and we thank all the teacher’s pupils and parents for their participation. We also thank the council members and anyone who helped make the night so enjoyable for all. The winners of the Community Council Shield for 3rd & 4th classes was the Upperchurch team and the winners of the Michael Breen Perpetual Trophy for 5th and 6th classes was the team from Scoil Mhuire Knockavilla with Scoil Bhride Donasakeigh and Upperchurch in a tie for second just one point behind. The winning team members were, Quentin Thompson, Lauren Horgan, Lorcan O’Meara and Joe Griffey. Quentin is the grandson of the Late Michael Breen in whose memory the cup is presented and Lorcan is a grand nephew, so there was great excitement when the final results were known. Well done to all.


Dundrum Tidy Towns in association with Dundrum House Hotel present a fashion evening with Celia Holman Lee at Dundrum House Hotel this Friday, March 2, from 6.30pm ‘til late. Show starts at 8pm sharp. Wine and canapé reception on arrival. Fashion and beauty exhibition in the conservatory. Fashion Show by the Holman Lee Model Agency. Style Talk presented by Celia Holman Lee in person. Best dressed awards on the night. After show entertainment in the Venue with Willie Bun. Tickets €20 from participating shops, Dundrum village shops and premises, and ticket agents. See event poster for more details.


Community Games are holding an art competition to select two boys and two girls from U/8 to U/16 to represent the parish in the county finals which will be in Clonmel on March 10. Entries should be on a community games theme and can be left in the hall in Knockavilla before mass on Saturday next March 3. Any enquiries (087) 739 7529. For more information on community games in Tipperary visit www.tipperarycommunitygames.com.ks


The Camogie Club are holding their Annual Spring Cake Sale next weekend after all Masses . Donations of Breads, Cakes, Buns and any Confectionery can be handed in before any of the Masses. Anyone willing to help out at the weekend can contact the club phone or any Officer of the Club. Thanks to all for your continued support of the girls in our parish.


Training continues Saturday morning’s from 10.30am to 11.15am for U6 and U8 and from 11.15am to 12.15pm for U10 and U12.


The pupils in Fifth and Sixth Classes are, together with their teachers, very busy getting ready for Confirmation, which will be held in the Church of the Assumption, Knockavilla on Tuesday, March 13. Everyone in the school is looking forward to this great parish celebration.

As part of their preparation for the sacrament, Liam Burke, a Concern volunteer, came to the school recently to talk to the children about the wonderful work being carried out by that organisation in the Developing World. Astha Tharpa of Sixth Class made a presentation of €1,800 – the proceeds of our Christmas Fast - to Liam, to help Concern in their work.

Parents of Junior Infant pupils for the 2012-2013 school year can contact the school office (062 71533) to receive applications for enrolment. These forms will be sent out shortly.


Dundrum House Hotel and Friends present their 10th Annual Hospice Fundraiser on Sunday , March 18, in Dundrum House Hotel, featuring soloist Susan Corcoran, followed by dancing to the popular Silver Dollar band. Doors open 7.30pm and finger food will be served. Admission is E25. Tickets can be purchased from Paddy Ryan (087) 9219297, William Fryday, Billy and Bernadette Shanahan, Austin and Mary Crowe or Dundrum House Hotel 062-71116.


The Irish Cancer Society “Daffodil Day” will take place on Friday, March 23. E2,025 was raised in this area last year and we thank you for your generosity. As in previous years, we are appealing for collectors for the day. For further information please contact Kay on 087-7999279.


Membership. We are calling on all involved in the club to please pay their membership fees as soon as possible. Contact Margaret Hayes, Michael Shanahan or any club officer to pay same. You are not covered by insurance until membership is paid. Adult players E50, U18 E10, Non player E25.

U/21 (B) Football. Our U/21 footballer’s game with Cappawhite was cancelled due to bereavement and will probably be played on this weekend. However as we are also down to play Eire Og Annacarty it raises the possibility of two games over two days which is not ideal but cannot be helped at this stage. Please check with club officers to confirm.

Kickham Lotto.

Congrats Bernie. The Kickham lotto jackpot for Monday, February 20, was held in the Golden Vale Dundrum where the jackpot was E14,800. Numbers drawn 7,10,14,19 one winner, Bernie O’Brien, Lisloran