Kilsheelan Kilcash

PARISH DRAW: Next draw on Saturday, March 5, in Kilsheelan.

PARISH DRAW: Next draw on Saturday, March 5, in Kilsheelan.

FIRST FRIDAY - March 4: Masses at 7.30pm in both churches. Family members or friends should please contact one of the priests if the sick or housebound desire a visit or Holy Communion.

MARCH 5/6: Visit of representatives of Columban Sisters who do such marvellous work on the missions, to promote the ‘Far East’ magazine and to speak in the schools.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Service in St Oliver’s church at 8pm on March 4. Service prepared by the people of Chile in which many people from local parishes will take part. See posters - All are welcome.

GLENCOMERAGH HOUSE: On March 6 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. “Spring Reflection”, Eucharist exposition, prayers, garden walks, tea/coffee. No charge - donations only.

PRAYING THE PSALMS: Presented by Dr Michael Mullins DD, writer and lecturer in Minella Hotel on Tuesday, March 22, and Tuesda, March 29, at 7.30pm. Please check church notices. ‘The Psalms are a great school of prayer for all situations.

CONFIRMATION: March 15 at 11am in St John the Baptist Church, Kilcash.

SERVICE OF LIGHT: Kilsheelan on Thursday, March 10, at 7.30pm

FIRST COMMUNIONS: Next ‘Do this in Memory’ Masses on weekend of March 26/27.

THE SEASON OF LENT: Begins on March 9. The Church invites us to see this holy season as a preparation for the joy of Easter.

TROCAIRE: Boxes will be available in the church. Please continue our wonderful Irish tradition of generosity and care for those in desperate need in the developing world. Do remember to take a Trocaire box home as a reminder. How rewarding to know that Trocaire were able to help out in Haiti and other disaster areas as soon as disasters happened because of church networks.

ASHES: Will be blessed and distributed as usual at 9.30am and 7.30pm masses in Kilsheelan and 7.30pm in Kilcash. The ashes ceremony will take place separately in the schools.

READERS - KILSHEELAN: 5/6: William Lonergan, Michael Power, Pat Hennessy, 12/13: Ciara Maher, Elaine Bates, Michael Delany, 19/20: William Lonergan, Mary Prendergast, Penny Vaughan, 26/27: Vourneen Gleeson, Cathy O’Gorman and Fionnuala Fitzgerald.

READERS - KILCASH: 5/6/12/13: Ann O’Reilly, Mary O’Neill, 19/20/26/27: Mary Jo Kehoe and Margaret Twohig

KILLURNEY SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB: At our February meeting Michael Delany gave us a very detailed insight into the workings of the PR system and left us all better informed. The Tommy Cahill Dart Tournament, to be held in Ballypatrick, will take place in March - an exact date is yet to be decided. Our Annual Table Quiz for the National School children will take place on Friday April 8. We wish John Quinn a speedy recovery as he is presently hospitalised.

G.A.A: Our Senior Football team were at home to Arravale Rovers in the County League. They quickly went two points up. A stronger Arravale side got on top and at half time they led by 1-6 to 0-4. Kilsheelan enjoyed a good third quarter and reduced the lead to the minimum but it was the Tipperary town side that went on to win by 1-11 to 0-10. This was a reasonably good display by our side but they will need a vast improvement to compete at this level.

Team: Colm Sweeney, Willie Ryan, Shane Prendergast, William Larkin, Naoise O’ Cuinneagain, Tommy Ryan, Senan O’Halloran, Eoin Ryan 0-1, Jimmy Ryan 0-2, Edward Sweeney, Paul Denn 0-1, Donnacha Lonergan, John Noonan, John Roche 0-1 and Michael Mc Hugh 0-5. Subs: Ian Coughlan, Ross Larkin and Christy Ryan.

In the County Minor Football League Kilsheelan travelled to Monroe to take on the home side. Having played against the wind Kilsheelan were 0-5 to 0-1 behind at the interval. In the second half they drew ever closer and a late goal by sub Colin Gleeson helped them to a 1-6 to 0-7 victory.

Team: John Smyth, Kevin Guiry, Ruairi Doyle, David Corcoran 0-1, Kevin Larkin, Adrian Mc Guire, David Columby, Bill Maher, Eoin Kehoe 0-1, Jamie Cronin, Conor Murphy 0-3, Dean Mulcahy, Finbarr Horgan, John Kehoe and Paul Maher. Subs: Colin Gleeson 1-1 and James Murphy.

FIXTURES: On Sunday the Minors are at home to Golden-Kilfeacle at 12.30pm and at 2.30pm the Senior team are also at home to Moyle Rovers.

The draws for the South championship were made recently and this will be our itinerary for the year. In Senior Football we open with a match against Killenaule. We will have further games against Carrick Swan, Clonmel Commercials, Fethard, Moyle Rovers, Cahir, Ardfinnan and Clonmel Og. The top two will qualify for the Semi Finals while 3rd,4th,5th and 6th will qualify for the Quarter Finals.

In Junior “B” Football we start off with a fixture against Clerihan. Other opponents will be Fr Sheehys, Ballyporeen, Clonmel Commercials, Moyle Rovers and Killenaule. The top four go through to the Semi Finals.

In Minor Football we compete in the “A” grade. First opponents are Mullinahone followed by Moyle Rovers and Clonmel Commercials. In the Semi Finals 1st will play 4th and 2nd will play 3rd.

In Junior Hurling “A” there are two groups. We start with a match against Ballylooby followed by Carrick Swan, St Patricks, Killenaule and Ballingarry. The top two in each group go through to the Semi Finals with the 2nd and 3rd teams playing crossover for the other Semi Final place.

The draw for the U/21 Hurling competition is deferred to a later date.

In Minor Hurling we compete at “A” level. Carrick Swan are our initial opponents. Other opponents are St Mary’s, Moyle Rovers, Ballingarry and Mullinahone with the top four going through to the Semi Finals.

Including the South championship and County Leagues our teams will play a minimum of 40 matches.

MEMBERSHIP: All members together with adult and juvenile players must to paid up as the deadline for registration with Croke Park is March 31. There can be no further registrations after that date so it is imperative that all players are registered as otherwise they are not covered for insurance purposes should they receive injuries.

JUVENILES: Training continues for U/12, U/14 and U/16 and great numbers are turning up - keep it up. The first round of Peil Na nOg will be held in March as will the first round of the championship of the U/16 Football.

VETTING FORMS: Any persons that have vetting forms to complete, the committee would be grateful if you could return them as soon as possible.

SCOR: The local round of Scor for primary schools will be held in Kilcash Community Hall on Friday, March 4, at 5pm. Competition will be held for Solo Singing, Recitation, Rince Foirne, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Novelty Act and Quiz. Any interested parties please contact Carol Gibbs before Thursday March 3.

KILSHEELAN-KILCASH ACTIVE RETIREMENT: Our next meeting, promising more gems of pleasure and interest, will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday, March 9, from 2pm to 4pm and fortnightly on Wednesdays thereafter. Comments, queries and contributions are welcome. Have your say in the programme for the day. For further info contact Pat Reade 087 1612220, Pat Hennessy 087 9531186, Liam Ryan 052 6133271, Jim Healy 052 6133503 and Mick and Catherine Mullins 052 6133681.

KILCASH COMMUNITY CENTRE - MAGIC: A delightful and lovely afternoon was enjoyed by those who attended last Sunday week’s event in Kilcash Community Centre. The lovely and mouth watering home-baking cleared in quick time and all enjoyed a welcome cup of tea and refreshments. All were full of praise for the singing of the local choral group making their first public appearance and the lovely music and dancing that followed - a great example of a community entertaining and enjoying themselves. The evening concluded with the drawing of prizes in the Monster Raffle and many went home with a nice momento of the day. Congratulations to Breeda O’Meara, Poulakerry, whose ticket was first drawn and won the very fine hamper. Sincere thanks to all, and they were many, who helped make the event such a success. A very pleasant social event that also contributed handsomely to hall funds. Again thanks to all.

CARDS: Wednesdays March 2 and 9 will be in aid of Kilcash School funds and your support and particularly the support of parents, guardians and those associated with the local school would be much appreciated. The game begins at 8.30pm each week. With an impressive 12 games, Lolly Harvey and Ann O’Reilly took first prize last Wednesday. Sharing second spot were Essie Walsh and Tony Dempsey and James and Thomas Kennedy. Well done to all.

KPLAN - MIS FIT: Indoor training for ladies in the KPLAN centre every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 11am and 11am to 12pm also on both evenings from 7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm. . Personal fitness training also available, kindly contact Maria on 087-936 0779

BINGO: In Kilsheelan Community Rooms on Friday evenings at 8pm.

CARD 25: Continuing every Saturday evening at the new centre, Kilsheelan commencing at 8.30pm sharp, teas provided.

FOROIGE: Registration for the Foroige group will take place in the community rooms, Kilsheelan on Thursday evening, March 9, from 7pm to 8pm. All those in the 13 to 18 age group are kindly invited to come along and join this new group.

FERRYHOUSE: The KPLAN youth group will be back in action this Saturday, any new members attending secondary school are very welcome to come along from 8.30pm to 10pm. The all weather pitch is in great demand and a special thank you to Eileen McGrath for her much appreciated efforts in looking after bookings for the facility (087 0947423). Our newsletter will be out shortly, we hope to deliver one to every household - as this is not election material, please feel free to read and enjoy the articles.