CLARE’S MONTESSORI SCHOOL:
Will re-open on Wednesday, August 31, at 9.30am. Places are still available for children on the Free Pre-School Scheme and also fee paying children. Please contact Clare on 085 7784487. G.A.A.
This week we salute the Tipperary minor football team who qualified for the All Ireland Final. It was a great honour for our Club to have David Power as Manager of the team. Bill Maher worked tirelessly and was instrumental in setting up a number of scores while Adrian McGuire played his part when he was introduced as a sub in the second half.
Closing date for ordering All Ireland Hurling Final tickets is August 24. Demand already far exceeds supply, and we ask our members to be patient as the committee will decide on the fairest way to allocate them. Up to the minute details will be posted on the website regarding distribution.
On Friday evening our Senior football team take on Moyle Rovers in Clonmel in the County Senior Football championship at 6.30pm. On Monday evening (29th) the eagerly awaited Minor Football Final between Kilsheelan Gaels and Commercials will take place at 6.45pm in Ardfinnan.
We extend our sympathy to the Fitzpatrick family on the death of their mother Mary. Her sons Donie and Johnny were prominent players with the club and Johnny is still a very active committee member.
Having lost their last match to Mullinahone the U/16 hurling team had a chance to get back on the winning trail when they were at home to Fethard. In the first half they were on top and goals by Paudie O’Donovan and Joe O’Neill helped them to a half time lead of 2-6 to 0-4.
In the second half they continued to have the upper hand. Paudie O’Donovan had a further goal, further afield Paul Maher and Eoin Kehoe led the way with some well taken points. Despite Fethard having registered two goals it was Kilsheelan who ran out most deserving winners by 3-15 to 2-8.
The following will represent Tipperary next Saturday: Kevin Kehoe in the Sonny Walsh U/14 Hurling “B” Tournament in Waterford, Paul Maher in the Carrigdoun U/15 Hurling Tournament in Cork, Eoin Kehoe in the U/16 hurling team who will compete in the All Ireland Tournament at venues in Mid Tipperary.
BALLYPATRICK SPORTS CENTRE:
The President’s Autumn League kicks off in early September. This is a graded competition, so all standards are catered for. So, if you have not posted your name on the notice board already, please do so without delay or contact the Tennis Captain on 086 3046038. Closing date for entries is Friday, September 2.
MUNSTER LADIES DIVISION 4:
Best of luck to Pat, Brenda, Carol and Elaine who take on the formidable Limerick Lawn quartet in the Semi Final of their competition on Sunday, August 28, in Ballypatrick.
A great turnout for our second Tennis Camp with Tony, Derek and their helpers. Sincere thanks to all parents who helped out with supervision and catering etc. We hope all parents will continue to bring those juniors along to the club on a regular basis to practice the skills learned.
KILSHEELAN TIDY TOWNS:
Kilsheelan Tidy Towns have been busy, not only is the village blooming lovely but they are all set for a blooming good BBQ on Sunday August 28. Not only that, raffle tickets are available with 2 All Ireland Hurling tickets up for grabs plus a framed signed Tipperary jersey. To help you work up an appetite for Jim and Francis’s BBQ, there is a walk at 2.30pm from the car park down the river towards Carrick on Suir. This is led by local man Dr James O’Donnell and be ready for a real treat. All are welcome and children should be accompanied by an adult. Advance ticket purchases helps with the food planning, so do please purchase early, although a limited number of tickets will be also available on the day. If you have not been down to the river recently to see the natural butterfly garden created by the team, do not miss this wonder of nature.
KPLAN COMMUNITY CENTRE:
Fitness classes to suit all comers are currently taking place in the community rooms, Kilsheelan. Please feel free to come along and take part. Functional Fitness Circuit Classes Proper Bells Kettlebells delivered by qualified KBI Instructor/Qualified NCEF Instructor. Kettlebell Classes: Monday and Wednesday 6.15 to 7.15 Ladies and 7.15 to 8.15 Men Friday 5-6pm Mixed. Saturday 10-11 Men and 11-12 Ladies. Circuit Classes on Tuesday 6-7 Ladies and 7.15 to 8.15 Men with Thursday 6-7 Ladies only. All classes held in K-Plan Community Hall Kilsheelan. Personal one/one sessions also available and for more information on any of the above classes contact Graham on 087 6500190.
SOCCER TOURNAMENT: A 7 A Side Soccer tournament will take place on Kilsheelan AstroTurf Pitch on Thursday, August 25th, Friday August 26 and Saturday Aug 27. Cost is €50 per team, maximum ten players per team with two players over 35 years of age. Normal soccer rules apply. Further information is available on Facebook- kplanccl.
ANNUAL 10K RUN:
The annual 10 Km run/jog/walk will take place on the last Sunday in September using the same popular route as last year i.e. starting at the Ormonde Stores heading to Ballypatrick and back to finish at the Stores, so plenty of time still to get in some practice and be ready to take part.
No jackpot winner last week with the following sharing the match three prize: M O’ Connell, Sonny Kennedy, Niall Kane and Peter Moore. Eileen won the seller’s prize with this week’s draw taking place in Josie O Neill’s. Jackpot stands at €7,600.
Congratulations to rising young cyclist star Killian McHale, Poulakerry, Kilsheelan on qualifying to represent Co Tipperary in the U/12 All-Ireland Community games finals in Athlone. Killian has spent the past number of weeks training consistently for this major event and finished in fifth position out of the thirty - two counties taking part, an incredible achievement. Killian, a lifelong fan of Brendan Cummins, after the gruelling cycling event then fast forwarded to Croke Park to see his hero ensure that Killian must be rewarded with tickets for the All Ireland hurling final. Killian also did extremely well in the Carrick cycling league earlier this year and intends to cycle alongside his famous cycling dad in the Sean Kelly 50 km cycle this coming weekend.
KILSHEELAN PRIMARY SCHOOL:
Will re-open on Wednesday August 31st. Junior infants starting at 10am and finishing at 12.30pm. All other classes usual time.
September draw will take place in Kilcash Community Hall on Sunday September 4th after 10am Mass.
PARISH COUNCIL: Next meeting will be on Tuesday September 6th at 8.15 in Parochial house.