Kilsheelan-Kilcash

KILSHEELAN TIDY TOWNS: Here we are in May already and it seems that in Tidy Towns, we have hardly got started, with the road works during March and April slowing down work. Tidy Towns are following up on the fact that road edges were left in a very poor state and already pot holes have needed filling at the edges. Councillor Michael Murphy attended last Wednesday’s meeting and is very helpful to Tidy Towns in such matters. Also, the minor roads are in such a poor state and need repair and white marking for safety’s sake. A new zebra crossing at the school is vital. Tommy Lonergan was left with no choice but to use Tidy Towns funds to get several tons of dirt removed from the sides of the road up to the junction beyond TobairGeal, as the road was dangerous for walkers, as dirt was forcing them out onto the road and the Council was pleading no money available.

KILSHEELAN TIDY TOWNS: Here we are in May already and it seems that in Tidy Towns, we have hardly got started, with the road works during March and April slowing down work. Tidy Towns are following up on the fact that road edges were left in a very poor state and already pot holes have needed filling at the edges. Councillor Michael Murphy attended last Wednesday’s meeting and is very helpful to Tidy Towns in such matters. Also, the minor roads are in such a poor state and need repair and white marking for safety’s sake. A new zebra crossing at the school is vital. Tommy Lonergan was left with no choice but to use Tidy Towns funds to get several tons of dirt removed from the sides of the road up to the junction beyond TobairGeal, as the road was dangerous for walkers, as dirt was forcing them out onto the road and the Council was pleading no money available.

A wonderful job has been done on Tobairgeal with the help of FAS and stonework by Johnny Ormonde. A big thanks to Tommy for a great job and now the villagers have a nice little trail for visitors and family to explore. Judith and Isabella attended Tidy Towns meeting in Killarney recently and the main item of news is that this year a big emphasis is being placed by the judges on buildings, from the chimney pots to the ground. Clean and colourful painted buildings are expected. Unpainted or shabby buildings will lose the village marks, so if you own any such buildings the committee will be giving you a little nudge. If anyone needs help with their property in any way, please let Tommy know. At the bottle bank area, some people are still leaving rubbish. To deal with this problem, surveillance has been set up. We will have a Fund Raising door to door collection on May 26 and 27 and also a Church Gate Collection on the Sunday.

Kevin Collins will be giving a talk on May 14 at 8pm in K Plan Hall open to everybody. He has completed a survey on behalf of Tidy Towns on wildlife around the area, so please put the date in your diary as it will be an interesting talk. More seats are needed along the riverside. If anyone can help in this area, your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Finally, a big thank you to Tommy and all who do what they can to keep our village a pleasant place to live.

KILLURNEY SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB: Next Committee meeting is on May 14th - please note change of date. Remember May 26 is the evening of our historical walk which will visit various items of interest in our locality. All are welcome.

G.A.A: In the third round of the Senior championship Kilsheelan-Kilcash secured their first win last Saturday. They got off to a very good start and led by 1-3 before Mullinahone registered their first score in Fethard. Two quick goals by Jimmy Ryan, after the interval, finished the game as a contest and we could afford to blood some new players to the Senior ranks. The final score read 3-12 to 0-5. We have our last game against Fethard, who have four points, and as we are on three this will be a very important outing for the team.

Well done to Bill Maher who led the Tipperary Minor Hurling team to an easy victory over Kerry. Bill scored 1-1 from midfield. Their next outing will be against Waterford in the Semi Final.

The Tipperary Minor Football team under David Power are playing challenge games in preparation for their Semi Final against Cork on May 16. Eoin Kehoe, Bill and Paul Maher are represented here.

Tommy Ryan is still going strong with the Senior Football team and Eoin Ryan, Colm Sweeney and Adrian Walsh are involved with the Junior Football team who will be in action against Kerry shortly.

Well done to the Clonmel High School who had a great win over Kilkenny CBS in Waterford recently in the Semi Final of the U/14 Rice Cup. Kilsheelan-Kilcash were represented by Daire Brennan, Aaron Fogarty, Brian Guiry and Mark Kehoe. Mark was the star of the show here as he scored 1-9 of his side’s 2-10 tally. They now meet Midleton in a repeat of last year’s final in Dungarvan possibly next week.

25 Cars to be won in this year’s County Draw together with wonderful cash prizes. So if you are not already in and would like to support it please contact any committee member. Income from this source is vital for the day to day running of the Club and your support is much appreciated.