The newly formed Raparee cycle club has been affiliated with Cycle Ireland and we have now over 30 members. As we are now ready to place an order for the club jersey we are holding a meeting on this Thursday the night February 7 in the Venue @ 8.00pm to have fittings for sizes and to place orders. Any one who can not make meeting please contact Philip on 0872659990, Mike on 0872493059 or Milo on 0876966883 as order has to be placed by Monday next February 11. New members are welcome and can attend on the night or log onto the Cycle Ireland web site, follow the link and join Raparee cycle club and register. There will be a 60 & 30 km cycles next Sunday the 10th of February. The 60km is leaving at 09.00am & the 30km @ 10.00am, both from outside the Venue, Dundrum House Hotel.


The launch night of the text alert scheme was a huge success, with a fantastic turnout. The audience heard from James O’Neill from Muintir na Tire, Garda Mick Mahoney and Very Rev Fr Jim Egan PP. The committee still have some houses to call to, and these will be done over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, with the help form the local FAS scheme, the road signs will be erected throughout the parish to highlight the operation of the scheme. Meanwhile, the committee are now looking at mapping the parish which would assign every house with map coordinates. This system would enable every householder to give their house coordinates to the emergency services, rather than trying to give directions. This plan is at the grant application stage, so hopefully it can get the green light.


The community council loaned out the register book for Ballintemple graveyard some few years ago. Unfortunately, the book wasn’t returned, so if anyone has it could they make contact with any member of the council to arrange its return.


A reminder about the annual primary schools table quiz which takes place in Knockavilla hall on Friday February 22 at 7.45pm. This quiz is open to all schools. The categories in the quiz cater for third and fourth class who play for the community council shield, while the winners of the fifth and sixth class category will claim the Michael Breen perpetual trophy. The entry fee is E12 for at table of 4. All schools are welcome to send as many teams a they wish.

This table quiz has proven to be a great success down the years, and we look forward to a large turnout from all primary schools on the night.


Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams and Clonoulty Rossmore will meet in a novel fund raising event in Dundrum House Hotel on Saturday 16 February when 15 of our finest pugilists meet our counterparts from Clonoulty Rossmore GAA club in a White collar boxing tournament that is being billed as “The Bust up in the Ballroom”. There will be more info in the coming weeks, but suffice to say that training is really taking off now and both camps are confident of victory on the night. Ticket details from Paul O’Dwyer on 083- 4090680 or O’ Dwyer’s Bookmakers Dundrum 062-71433 You can also get more details on the Kickham Facebook page.



As with previous years all players, selectors, officers etc have to be fully paid up members of the club before getting involved in this coming season’s activities. Please Note: For insurance purposes non members will not be allowed to play or be involved in the selection of teams. To this end a membership night will be held in the GAA Clubrooms Dundrum on Friday night next 8 February from 8-9pm. Membership fees remain the same as last year and are as follows – Adult player 50 euro, U/18 and juvenile 10 euro, Adult non player 25 euro.