Radio reports and TV pictures from Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya leave us in no doubt as to the horrible conditions in which the population find themselves. Trocaire are already working there and our bishop has invited parishes in the diocese to hold a collection to support its work. Our parish collection will be next weekend (July 30th and 31st).
Great credit to Kilsheelan Tidy Towns for the beautiful and colourful appearance of the Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes in the village. We take this opportunity to invite parents and guardians to kindly remind their children not to climb the steep slopes of the motte in which the grotto is situated. A stumble or a fall could easily result in injury.
BISHOP’S 18th ANNIVERSARY
Dr William Lee celebrated the 18th anniversary of his episcopal ordination on Monday, July 25. As he expects to be on medical leave for a time following some days in hospital, he asks for your kind prayers.
Congratulations to Aoife Crotty who will represent Ireland in the WBFSH Young Breeders World Championship 2011 in Chazey Sur Ain, France. The Young Breeders are jointly sponsored by Teagasc and Horse Sport Ireland. Aoife won the All Ireland in the junior category in April 2011 which was held in Kildalton College. Following the selection days two teams were selected. Aoife was selected as a member of the junior panel to represent Ireland. Aoife is a member of the Tipperary Pony Club and she is joined on the Irish team by another member of the Tipperary Pony Club Aisling Mikilis. We wish Aoife and the Ireland team the very best in the World Championships later this month in France.
Well done to our Senior footballers despite their one point defeat to Commercials. Their next assignment is in the County Senior Football championship where they will meet the winners of Ardfinnan and Moyle Rovers in the second round. Our Junior hurler’s next outing will be against Ballingarry on this Saturday in Fethard at 7.30pm. The minor hurlers are in action again on Wednesday August 3 when they take on Mullinahone in Cloneen at 7.30pm.
Last Sunday’s golden goal was scored in the 1st minute. Next week’s competition will be based on the televised 4pm match on Sunday.
Tipperary play Dublin in the All Ireland Hurling Semi Final on August 14. Croke Park will have a number of packages on offer for this match. As soon as details become available they will be posted on our website.
The U/12’s played St Patrick’s at home on Friday evening and were winners with a scoreline of 1-7 to 1-1. The U/14’s got to play their first game which was away to Killenaule last week. This match went down to the wire and ended in a draw Killenaule 0-8 to Kilsheelan-Kilcash’s 1-5. Their next game is away to Davins. The U/16’s played Ballylooby at home last Thursday and they had a good win. Their next match is at home this Thursday to Ballyneale . KILSHEELAN IN BLOOM
On behalf of everyone, thanks to Tommy Lonergan, who can regularly be seen on top of the Motte with his strimmer. Of all the grassy areas, this has to be the most difficult to do, but it is always looking perfect. To all the grass cutters a big thanks. The residents of Ivowen came together recently and did a mammoth tidy up, as well as tackling a roundabout, top soiling it and planting it. At The Close, the residents have their own committee and keep the area well with ongoing projects and plans for further improvement. Join with over 240 others and become a friend of Kilsheelan Tidy Towns on Facebook. August 28 will be BBQ day. August 9 will be a general meeting in the K Club Hall at 9pm. Helping hands are always welcome on Monday evenings at 7pm. Meet in the car park.
SYMPATHY: The news on the July 12 that John Quinn, Killurney’s oldest citizen, had passed away cast an air of gloom in the area. John was born in Killurney in 1912 and spent his entire life there. After leaving Killurney National School he began working on the family farm. He augmented his income by working in the local wood hauling timber with the aid of horses. Eager to try something new he went to work with Irish forests. Looking for a new challenge he entered the agricultural contracting scene. John married Patsy Gibbs from nearby Ballypatrick. The neighbours were regular visitors as well as friends from far and near. John was a brilliant conversationalist and had a wonderful memory and recalled events, even back to his childhood days, as if it were just yesterday. Nobody could leave without partaking in some of Patsy’s beautiful home baking. John was a wonderful neighbour and was always willing to help out when the need arose. If anyone needed transport, no matter what distance, John would willingly oblige. He was great to attend funerals or visit the sick whether in their own homes or in hospital. The community spirit manifested itself in him when, with a number of others, he was a founder member of the Killurney Sports and Social Club. He rarely missed the monthly meetings, and together with Patsy, had a major input in all fundraising activities. John received a major blow in 2009 when Patsy became ill and following her death a year later John had lost his soul mate. He was delighted at the birth of his grandchild Adam earlier this year. Unfortunately John’s health gradually deteriorated in recent times but he was happy to spend his final months at home in Killurney with family and friends. Sympathy to his daughter Margarita, brothers Pierie and Philly, brother in law William, son in law Mike, grandson Adam, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.