Although beaten our Senior Football team put up a good display against Moyle Rovers in the County championship. The team included five of our minor side.
The Junior footballers travel to Monroe to take on Commercials in the “B” Semi Final this Wednesday (31st) at 6.45pm. Minor Hurlers will take on St Mary’s in the Semi Final on Saturday, September 3, in Monroe at 3.30pm.
On August 20, Kilsheelan hosted Fethard U/10s and U/8s in both hurling and football. The U10s started with hurling and pulled away in the second half to win on a scoreline of 5-4 to 2-3.
The U/10s had not played football in a couple of months, and the rustiness showed. They found their scoring boots in the second half and ended up on the right side of a 5-2 to 2-3 scoreline.
Thanks to Fethard for travelling, and to all the players and their families for making the effort. All the hard work in training is paying off.
Training continues on Friday evenings at 6pm in Kilsheelan. We have a Blitz in Cahir on Saturday, September 10, V Cahir, St Marys and Clonmel Og.
BALLYPATRICK SPORTS CENTRE - TENNIS
All club members are invited to participate in the President’s Autumn League. The competition caters for all standard of player and will be played over a number of weeks in September. There is still time to post your name or you can contact the tennis captain on 086 3046038. Final deadline for entries is Friday, September 2
KILLURNEY SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB
We will host our first Harvest Fare on Sunday, September 11. Classes include: Vegetables, home produce, flowers. For children we have a special category to include a photograph of “My Favourite Animal” and also arts and crafts. Doors open at 1pm for entries and closing time for entries is 3pm. Entry fee: €E1, children 50c. We extend our sympathy to Ned Hanrahan and family on the death of Tess who entertained our guests at our senior citizen parties for many years.
FR CAREY’S GOLDEN JUBILEE
The parish marked the Golden Jubilee of Fr Bill Carey’s ordination August. Prayers of the Faithful included prayers of thanksgiving for Fr Carey’s vocation and over 50 years of service in many parishes in our dioceses and his first parish - Hartlepool in England. Prayers were also offered for Fr. J. O’Donoghue’s recovery and for Fr. Carey’s parents, brothers and sisters. Parish Council members Martin Nolan and John Tobin addressed Fr Carey and the congregations in each church at the end of Mass. Fr Carey told us that Bishop Lee had asked him if he would be willing to continue as Parish Priest and said that he is happy to do so for the present.
Congratulations to the team of eight scouts who won the County Shield in May and went forward to compete in the All-Ireland Phoenix competition held in Pallaskenry Co Limerick last weekend where they achieved the Silver Award. All sections have had a good summer with Beavers going to Fota, Cubs camped in Freshford and Scouts camped in Carne in Co Wexford. Two of our Junior leaders Alice and Sarah went to the 22 World Jamboree in Sweden where 40,000 scouts from 150 countries attended. Registration and payment for all sections will be on Thursday, September 8, in the Scout Hall between 7pm and 9 pm. Beavers remain on Monday night with Cubs on Wednesday and Scouts on Friday night. So to be sure of a place come along on that date.
PARISH COUNCIL: Next meeting on September 6 at 8.30pm. PARISH DRAW: September draw will take place in Kilcash Hall after 10am Mass next Sunday.
NEW TRANSLATION OF MASS PRAYERS: Important topics will be dealt with on a weekly basis at Mass from August 28 to November 27. Week 1: What is the Roman Missal? On November 27, the first Sunday of Advent, a new translation for the Mass will be in place.
MICHAEL COFFEY RIP
We regret to chronicle the sudden passing of Michael Coffey, Clonmel. He was a member of our local Fas team until quite recently. Michael looked forward to his involvement in maintaining parish cemeteries and chose Kilsheelan as his final resting place. Sympathies go to Serena, their children Annie, Cathal, Tommie and his father Tom.
We extend our sympathy to the Wall and Power families Ballypatrick, Burke family Ballyglasheen and the Mc Garry family Ballydine on their recent bereavements.
Kilsheelan village had a great community get together on Sunday with a Benefit BBQ organised by and on behalf of Tidy Towns. The day’s events kicked off with a large group taking a historical stroll down the river with Dr James O’Donnell giving gems of local information. Kevin Collins helped us all admire the butterfly garden. At least 250 must have attended the barbecue. Thanks to all the helpers and sponsors too numerous to mention. The hurling final tickets were won by Emma Corcoran, the framed signed Tipperary jersey went to Carmel Cashman, Michael Collins won the hamper, Michael Lonergan the crystal and Orla Winstone the original oil painting. Absent deceased friends were remembered. Tidy Towns extend their condolences to the family of Michael Coffey who died recently.
In the lead up to the festival, Jim set up a fundraiser for the charity 1life Suicide Prevention Helpline. He was astonished at the generous response to this cause, and is very thankful for all the donations received so far, amounting to over €E4,400.