Community News from Dundrum, Emly, Goatenbridge, Golden, Grangemockler, Powerstown and Solohead



Local News

If you have any items that you would like to include in the Dundrum news please contact Sean Breen at 06271131 or email to Deadline is Sunday night for inclusion in the following weeks Nationalist.

Knockavilla Community Council

The Community Council is holding a fundraising parish disco in the venue on Saturday, September 28, at 10pm. Music for all tastes, and a great parish night is guaranteed. Admission €5.

Kickham GAA Club

Junior (A) Hurling: It appears from initial fixtures received at time of writing that our eagerly awaited West final versus Emly will take place in Kickham Park Dundrum this Saturday/Sunday. Please check the fixtures list in The Nationalist for final confirmation. This game should be a cracker and we wish the lads the very best of luck on the day.

Kickham GAA Juvenile Club

U12 (A) Hurling County Champs: Belated congrats to Kickhams U12 (A) hurlers who had a fantastic victory over Moycarkey Borris in the County Final recently, a victory that was made even more significant by the fact that the same team/panel had already won the football equivalent a few weeks earlier. This win and the performance of the (B) team who lost narrowly to Burgess in the county semifinal as well as the heroics of our other two U12 teams who reached west semi final stages, must surely augur very well for the future. Well done to all concerned.

Kickham Camogie

Our U10 panel took part in a County Blitz on Saturday in the Ragg and performed with strength to win all their group matches. Well done girls! Training continues every Friday 6pm to 7pm for all age groups.

Sympathy: The Camogie Club would like to offer their sympathies to the Power family and especially to Trish and Mary who have girls playing with us and also to Kevin McCarthy, Club Chairman, on their recent bereavement.


Community Council Run/Walk

A 13 Km Road Run and 5 Km Fun Walk will take place on Friday next, September 6, at 7pm. Funds raised will be used to help pay for the development of a local playground area. Donation: €10 per person for run; €5 per person for walk. Refreshments served. Support will be appreciated.

Emly GAA

Fixtures: West Under 11 Hurling Emly v Aherlow next Monday, September 2, in Emly at 6.30pm. West Under 16 Hurling Emly/Treacys v Cashel King Cormac’s next Monday, September 2, in Cappawhite at 6.30pm. West Under 14 Shield QF Emly/Treacys v Clonoulty-Rossmore next Thursday, September 5, in Kilcommon at 6.15pm. Congratulations to Paul O’Heaney who was on under 14 County Team that played in the Tony Forrestal Tournament.

First Aid Course

Fetac Level 5 Occupational First Aid Course takes place in Hayes Hotel, Thurles, September 16 to 18. All enquiries to 0894056738, email


Ballybacon Grange Camogie Club

Players of the week: Under 10/12 Clara O’Brien. Under 8 Isabel Cuddity. Under 6 Kate Long.

Don’t forget our fundraiser: We are collecting your old clothes, shoes, blankets. Why not do a big clear out and fill a black sack or two! We will collect them on Tuesday night at training. Can everyone make a big effort to be at training on Tuesday night, September 10, as we are going to take team photos.

Ballybacon Church

We welcome into the Christian community baby Sammie Jo Coffey, daughter of Brian and Lyndsey Coffey, Graigue, who was baptised in Ballybacon on Saturday last, August 24.

Computer Classes

It is proposed that basic computer classes for beginners will start on Friday, September 20, from 10am to 12 noon in the I.T Centre in the Community House in Newcastle. The course will run for six weeks with a completion date proposed for Friday, October. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance on completion. Please ring the tutor Joan Hackett on 0866860995 or 0526136155 or the Community House on 0526120141 to register or enquire about the course.

golden kilfeacle

Adult Art Classes

Oil painting for beginners and improvers on Thursdays from September 19 from 10.30am to 12.30pm in Kilfeacle Community Centre. Enquiries to Gemma 0879058709.

Alan Price Memorial Tournament

The annual Alan Price U8 Tournament will take place on Sunday, September 15. Special guest on the day will be Tipp Senior Hurler Kieran Bergin.

Golden Golf Society

A successful outing was held to Tipperary Golf Club on Saturday, August 31. 39 golfers enjoyed great weather and superb golf. Prize giving was held in the Bridge House before music by Eugene O’Grady. First prize went to the team of Michael Fogarty Jnr, Niall Fogarty, Jack Fogarty and PJ Collins. Second prize went to the team of Martin Kane, Marie Blake, Pat Landy and Sean O’Halloran. Nearest the Pin - Declan Keaty. Long Drive - Kevin McCarthy. Next outing (Corner Stone) at Thurles Golf Club on Saturday, September 28, at 1pm. Contact Brian Fogarty 0878113012 or Paul O’Donnell 0876356466.

Juvenile GAA

On Saturday, August 31, our U10s headed to Mullinahone for their annual ground hurling tournament. Grouped V Callan (won 2-0), Ballingarry (won 7-1) and St Mary’s (won 2-0) we qualified for the semi final V Mullinahone. After a thrilling 3-3 draw it was the hosts who went to the final after a countback of goals scored from group stage. This put us in the Shield final and we secured it with a great 2-0 win V St Patricks. Cian Ryan (P) was excellent in goal all day. The strength of Brian Marnane and Darragh Hogan along with the powerful Thomas Fogarty and Ben Currivan kept everything under control in the backs. We had the tireless Anthony Harding and our top scorer and excellent Jack Leamy at midfield. In the forwards we had the skill of Luke Keane, Sinead Horan, Jane McLoughlin and Lee Hayes along with Jack Lonergan and backed up by Eanna Ormond, Bobby Smith and Daniel O’Dwyer. Laurence Forrester was also in top form in front of goal. Capt Thomas Fogarty was presented the Shield amid great celebrations.

Grangemockler Ballyneale


Hard luck to our U14 hurlers who lost the South Semi Final on Monday 26th to Clerihan on a score line of 2-11 to 1-11. Team: David Power, Zach Ellis, Jack Lyons, Ian Brett, John Fleming, Josh Ellis, Jake Hennebry, David Needham, Lorcan MaGorrian, Manus McFadden, Michael Meaney 0-1, John Woodside Denis Hanrahan 1-10, Mikie Lyons, C J Houlihan, Brandon Brunnock. The U12 hurlers played their County Final on Friday last v Burgess in Durlas Og pitch and lost out narrowly 3-0 to 2-5. Panel: Luke Sheehan, Leon Kennedy, Eibhin Hanrahan, Aine Hahessy, Zach Ellis, James Daly Capt, Mikie Lyons, Mark O’Meara, Martin Murray, Angela Maguigan, Brandon Brunnock, James Needham, Ben Comerford, Conor Murphy Tom Brett, Tommy O’Hanlon.

The U12 will resume playing the South End Game this week with fixtures down for Monday v Newcastle, Thursday 5th away to Ballylooby at 6.30pm, Monday 9th home to Cahir and on the Thursday they are home to Skeheenarinky at 6.30pm. In the Intermediate Football we play Commercials on Sunday in Kilsheelan at 12 noon and the winners play Fr Sheedys on Wednesday 11th in South Semi Final with venue TBC .

After School Programme

Has reopened in the school hall from 2pm to 6pm. For information contact Partica 051647195 or 0876171308.

Brewery Lane Theatre

Variety concert on Friday, September 6, in Grangemockler Community Hall at 8.15pm. Presenting the one act comedy play ‘The Pot of Broth’ featuring Wattie Dunphy, Paula O’Dwyer and Tom Nealon. Followed by some local artists. Admission €10. Tea and buns. Contact Kathleen Brunnock on 051647254 or 08601039374

Powerstown Lisronagh

Sunday School

Sunday school resumes next Sunday at the 10.45am mass in Powerstown.

Pastoral Council

Pastoral council meeting on Monday, September 9, at 8pm in Powerstown.


We extend our sympathy to the relatives of Philomena O’Donnell, Giantsgrave, especially to her sister, Theresa Stapleton, relatives and friends.



Sympathy is extended to Mrs Nuala Perry and Mrs Kathleen Ryan on the death of their sister Mrs Joan Lea, who died in Southport, England. Interment took place on Tuesday. Sympathy is also extended to Shiela O’Keeffe, on the death of her mother Mrs Theresa O’Shea, Castleisland, Co Kerry.

Cemetery Mass

Mass will be celebrated in St Anthony’s Graveyard, Oola, on Friday, September 6, at 7.30pm

Wedding Bells

The wedding took place in St Nicholas Church, Solohead, on Saturday, August 31, of Julie Myers, Lower Monard, and Timmy Leonard, we wish them every success in the future.

Sologhead GAA

Congratulations to our U14 Hurlers who on Saturday last in Sean Treacy Park were crowned West champions following a five point win over the Kickhams. Final score Sologhead 3-9 Knockavilla Kickhams 2-7. This completes a three timer of West titles for the year having already collected the U14 Football League and championship double.

With a place in the West Semi Finals in sight a last minute goal by Aherlow Gaels in last Friday nights Junior Football clash in Sean Treacy Park means we now have to face Rosegreen in a play off to win a semi final placing. Final score Aherlow Gaels 1-13 Sologhead 2-8.