The Minor hurlers will be in action on Bank Holiday Monday against Moyle Rovers while the Junior hurling team will play Ballylooby-Castlegrace on Tuesday, August 7 - both games in Ned Hall Park at 7pm.
Best wishes to David and Bill as Tipperary Minor Footballers take on Mayo in the Quarter Final next Sunday in Croke Park as they aspire to go one step closer to retaining their All Ireland crown.
Those intending to travel to Ennis for the U/21 Hurling on August 8 are strongly advised to purchase their tickets in advance as there is no guarantee that there will be tickets for sale on the night due to the demand. For safety reasons this match will be all ticket and seating will not be reserved. Please note that juveniles will require a ticket. Tickets are priced at Adult: €15, Student/OAP: €10 and Juvenile: €2 and should be ordered by Thursday, August 2, with Michael. The limited stand and sideline seats will not be reserved as they are on a first come first served basis. Also for the All Ireland Semi Final there are Group Passes available but anyone requiring same should check the Club website for full details pricing etc. Names for pass orders have to be with Michael Dempsey on 0876188237 by Thursday, August 9.
The Golden Goal was scored by Limerick in the 12th minute and next week the focus will be on the Donegal V Kerry game for this competition. We have a tie at the top of the Score Prediction between Paudie O’Keeffe and Ally Ryan with another few very close behind. It will be a keen contest to the finish with seven competitions left.
In the U/12 Premier Games hurling the Gold team had a narrow win over Newcastle while the Blue team at home to neighbours St Patrick’s also secured victory.
What a wonderful week for the 94 young boys and girls who attended the Cul Camp. We thank the seven coaches and a special word of thanks to our very own Aoife Cosgrave and Paul Maher who helped in no small way to make this an enjoyable and very worthwhile week for the children, aged 6 to 13, as they learned the various skills in a pleasant environment. Thanks also to Padraic Maher who paid a visit on Thursday much to the delight of all.
KILSHEELAN TIDY TOWNS - PRETTY AS A PICTURE
It’s all positive in Kilsheelan. No doubt the business people hear the compliments from the customers and visitors. The Tidy Towns Team and all who help to keep Kilsheelan tidy and pretty are to be congratulated. A huge thanks to the Trojan group in Ivowen, who have really made the estate quite a different place. For all the residents of Ivowen, who may have problems or issues to resolve please do attend the 8pm meeting on Thursday with Cllr Murphy. Ann has the village looking colourful and lovely. So much was achieved in the poly tunnel, not just with the flowers but also recycling the pots, paper and green compost. Several projects completed this year are the pillar, stonework and gate at the well and it’s great to see all the visitors stopping by and enjoying the ambience of the woodland. Other features are the two new stone flower beds by the bridge, the restoration of the wall at the old graveyard, the wooden planters around the village, the pretty seat with its built in flower display, which was created by Bill and Joseph, wooden litter bins are dotted strategically around the village for the convenience of all. Roger and Ruairi Doyle did a great job on the hedge up at the church, many houses have been painted, even unoccupied ones, the stream running through Ivowen has been cleared of debris and overhanging branches and can be viewed by residents and visitors alike. Well done one and all. Last but not least, a huge thanks to Tommy for keeping the show on the road and who was cutting grass an hour after he should have left for a weekend break - typical of Tommy’s dedication. Keep in mind the individual local judging of estates and private businesses will be taking place in the next few weeks and while enjoying your walk do have a little bag to litter pick any stray rubbish.
The community wishes to express sincere sympathy to Joan Boland and family on the death of Michael during the week. May his gentle soul rest in peace.