Kilsheelan Kilcash



Our U/21 Football team suffered defeats to Mullinahone and Ballingarry and are now out of the competition. In the County Minor Football League our side had to give best to a very strong Commercials side in the opening round and despite a spirited display they lost to Arravale Rovers by 2-11 to 1-9 last weekend. They were short a number of players including Bill Maher who was on County Minor Hurling duty.

The presentation of medals by County Chairman Sean Nugent to the victorious Junior Hurling team took place in Robinsons last weekend.

Congrats to Bill Maher who has been named Tipperary Minor Hurling Captain this year. This is a wonderful honour for Bill, his family and the Club. It is a reward richly deserved and we wish Bill the very best of luck.


Last Saturday the U/12’s took to the road to play Carrick Swan in a challenge football match. A strong turnout of 15 players provided a thoroughly enjoyable game, well supported by travelling and home parents alike. An even match saw a number of the younger members of the panel begin to find their feet and ensure healthy competition for starting places in all areas of the team. Well done to all involved, and thanks to Swan for hosting, we hope to return the favour when our own pitch is back in action. BALLYPATRICK SPORTS CENTRE - TENNIS

After a very enjoyable run, our Munster Winter League team bowed out of the competition when they went down to Carrigaline. Well done to Rose, Aoife, Peter and Richard and sub Elaine. Spring League: The members’ Spring League has attracted a very good entry and matches are now under way. We ask all participants to arrange and play their games promptly, so that we can reach a prompt and orderly finishing deadline.

Junior Tennis: It is hoped to organise a series of coaching sessions for junior members on Thursday evenings towards the end of March. Those interested can contact any member of the tennis sub committee.


Kindly note that the games on March 7 and 14 will be in aid of Kilcash National School funds and your support is requested. The game begins each Wednesday night at 8.30pm sharp.


The Ferryhouse complex is available on Saturday evenings from 8pm to 9.30pm. Pleasenote change of time


Weekly bingo in the Community Centre, Kilsheelan every Friday night.


The annual table quiz for the primary school children will take place in the Hall on Friday, March 30. As we re-roofed the Hall at the end of last year we now need to raise some funds and the first event will be an Easter Hamper Draw which will be launched shortly. We extend our sympathy to the O’Donnell family Templeteney on their recent bereavement.


White application forms for our diocesan day (June 14) are now available from Brigid Cronin or Breeda O’Meara and also from sacristy. Admission tickets cost €30 and our parish is sponsoring the bus. Tickets must be ordered by March 17.


June 6 to 11th. Special need pilgrims who wish to travel with the main pilgrimage should get in touch with parish office as soon as possible if they wish to be considered for special financial support.


March meeting will take place in the Parochial House on Tuesday, March 6, at 8.30pm.


March draw will take place on Saturday, March 3, in Kilsheelan.


Sincere sympathy is expressed to the families and friends of Tom Kennedy, Kilsheelan village, who passed away recently. Tom, like many of his generation emigrated to England with his brother John in 1960 and spent his working life in the construction industry. In his youth, Tom was a noted runner and champion walker with countless medals earned from both running and walking races. Tom gave many years participating in the Rás Slievenamon, an arduous task by any standards. Tom also spent a number of years working in the forestry and on his return to Ireland some years ago was never found wanting if called upon to assist local farmers at lambing or other peak busy times. A good and loyal worker throughout his life, Tom was always an early riser.

He would follow the fortunes of the Tipperary hurlers at all times and read virtually every GAA book worthwhile. He had a great grá for the horses and loved nothing better that a few large bottles, a few wagers on the horses and good conversation to while away a relaxing Saturday evening. Tom could throw darts with the best and could be guaranteed to deliver a good score when the pressure was on during a darts tournament.

Tom Kennedy made great friends and maintained great friendships during his lifetime and had wonderful neighbours who looked out for him as his health was failing especially Michael Dempsey, Richie Doyle and Billy Stokes with whom Tom loved to share his viewpoint on every match. His presence is missed from everyday life in Kilsheelan village and we pray that his soul may have found its peaceful reward.