KILCASH COMMUNITY CENTRE - CARDS: On Wednesday night May 2 the proceeds of the card game will go to the Kilcash Tidy Towns group. This is a very dedicated group who continue to do wonderful work in keeping our village looking so well at all times and deserve the thanks of all in our community. So, turn out in large numbers on Wednesday night and show your support. Congratulations to the winners of our final Accumulator of the season: John O’Gorman and Michael Ormond and Phil Walsh and Michael Kelly who shared the jackpot. On Wednesday May 9 the card season in Kilcash winds up with a party night hosted by Kilcash Ladies Club. Lots of goodies on offer, so come along and finish the season in style. Sincere thanks to all our card patrons for their wonderful and loyal support at all times and particularly over the past season where numbers attending were consistently excellent which made for a very pleasant, social night out for many in our community. The game will resume in mid September.
DATE FOR THE DIARY: Sponsored Walk on Friday evening June 8 in aid of Kilcash Community Centre funds.
KILCASH N.S: Played their first match in the Cumann na mBunscoil hurling championship against Kilvemnon in Mullinahone. Earlier in the school year, Kilcash had brought home the county title in the football section of the competition, but are traditionally not as strong in the hurling. They got off the mark early with a pointed free from midfielder Sean Martin. Two more followed in similar fashion before Kilvemnon got the game’s first point from play. Kilcash responded with a goal from Martin, along with 2 more points sandwiching one from Kilvemnon. Another highlight of the first half was a brilliant diving block from full forward Jack O’Gorman. Along with his partner Emmet Butler, they threatened the goal several times, with Butler just unable to find enough contact on a crossed ball, denying him a goal. In defence, clearances from Cathal Kelly and Billy Murphy not only kept the home side at bay, but launched several attacks. Behind them, Aaron Dempsey was steady and assured in goal, and his long puck-outs caused trouble. While Martin was foraging forward, his midfield partner John O’Dwyer was steadying the ship behind him, and breaking up a lot of loose play.
The second half started almost exactly the same as the first, with a Sean Martin free. Kilvemnon did hit the back of the Kilcash net with a well-taken goal. During their next attack, the ball broke loose and was picked up by keeper Dempsey, who drove it almost the length of the field for Martin to again find the net. Emmet Butler was replaced by his brother Andrew, who had an immediate impact, with a goal-bound shot saved well by the keeper. In the backs, Jack O’Loughlin came in and cleared out some great ball. Jack O’Gorman’s hard work paid off with a poacher’s goal. Butler made amends for his miss by following up with a goal of his own from close range. The match finished 4-9 to 1-2 in Kilcash’s favour.
LADIES 10km RUN: A training run for all runners and walkers will be held this bank holiday Monday leaving the Centre at 10.30am. Coffee and pastries provided to everyone on their return. Anyone in the community who would like to come along, enjoy a coffee and wish the ladies well are all very welcome from 11am onwards. Please support as best you can everyone who seeks your kind sponsorship. It is always difficult to try and support every good cause but it is also never easy to knock on doors seeking money. All monies raised will go towards the completion of another room within the current building, which will hopefully take place this year.
LOCAL LOTTO: No jackpot winner last week and this week’s jackpot rising nicely to €7,300, draw in Robinsons. Five shared the match three prize: Dawn Wynn, Ava Cooney, Sophie Strang, P O’Connell and Pat Sheehan. Seller’s prize goes to Jim Collum.
GUITAR LESSONS: Both adult and youth guitar lessons are available at the Centre on Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm under expert tuition.
BINGO: Friday nights at 8pm at the Centre.
KILSHEELAN PRE-SCHOOL: This new venture will open in September, kindly contact Barbara on 087 631 8769. Ecce places available.
G.A.A: In the fourth round of the Minor Football “A” championship Kilsheelan-Kilcash had a six point victory over Ballyporeen. Playing against the wind in the first half they found themselves three points down at half time, but quickly found their form in the second half to go on and win on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-7. They have now reached the Semi Final stage and should not fear anyone they meet.
Best of luck to Bill Maher who will captain the Tipperary Minor Hurling team as they begin their quest for glory in Semple Stadium next Wednesday evening. This will be the first time ever that the Club has had this honour. Well done Bill.
Other players involved in the County scene at adult level are Colm Sweeney, Adrian Walsh, Eoin Kehoe, Tommy and Eoin Ryan.
Congratulations to David Power on being named “Tipperary Person of the Year” by the Tipperary Association in Dublin. David got this much deserved Award for managing the Tipperary Minor Football team to the extraordinary achievement of winning the All Ireland Football title. The award was presented in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel in Dublin. It was wonderful to have our own Club man get this prestigious award and it was great to see so many from the Club travel to be part of the special occasion. Well done David and best of luck in the coming year.
The defibrillator is now back in the box outside the sportsfield as the cold weather has hopefully gone.