Club Draw

On Saturday week the January and February club draws will be held in the McGrath Centre. The club draw is a vital part of our annual fundraising and we have a prize fund of over €1,300 every month. We are very grateful to all our loyal supporters over the years and we would encourage anybody with an interest in Gaelic games in the parish to consider joining the club draw. Remember. It’s only €7 a month to join and the top prize each month is €600.


Our under 21 footballers opened their 2013 campaign with a hard-earned win over Knockavilla Kickhams, 2-5 to 1-6, in a cold and breezy Cashel on Sunday morning. Trailing by five points at one stage in the second half we eventually got our act together and a goal from Eoin White levelled matters before we hit the front through Niall Daly and David Finnane. In truth we could have been well clear but poor shooting and decision making cost us several points and we should improve considerably for our other games against Éire Óg, Emly/Treacy’s and Rockwell Rosegreen


Bansha ICA meeting in Nellie’s on Wednesday, February 13, at 8pm, new members always welcome.


The annual Feast Day of st Berrihert is on Monday, February 18. Mass will be celebrated in the home of Brenda and Edmond Peters, Ardane at 7pm, an open invitation is issued to all who wish to attend.

Sunday Prayers will be held at St Berrihert’s, Kyle, on Sunday, February 24.


Tankerstown National School is currently building up an archive of photographs linked to both Tankerstown and Ardane schools over the years. Class groups, school groups, Holy Communion and Confirmation photos all welcome.

If you have any photos at home we would be most grateful if you dropped them in to the school office in a clearly marked envelope so that we can make copies of them.

All originals will be returned in the coming weeks.


Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, February 13, is Ash Wednesday, a day of Fast and Abstinence, Mass with the Blessing and signing with ashes in Bansha at 10am and 7pm and in Kilmoyler at 7.45pm.

Diocesan Collection - The annual collection for the administration of the Diocese will be taken up next weekend, our parish has to contribute €6,000 for this purpose, this is a great demand and not easily found. Thanks to all who contribute generously and an appeal to others to please consider giving towards it.