CHURCH NOTES - PASTORAL COUNCIL: Next meeting on Tuesday May 1 at 8.30pm in the Parochial House. Please bring along your “Living Communion” (concerning Parish Council’s booklet). THANKS: Priests of the parish wish to thank most sincerely all who contributed to the Easter Collection for the Priests of the parish and diocese. Special envelopes provided in your yearly pack may be used for any further contributions. Thank you. TROCAIRE: Please return Trocaire boxes as soon as possible. The final returns must be made to Trocaire shortly. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Will be celebrated in the parish as follows: Killurney May 12, Kilsheelan May 19 and Kilcash May 26. All ceremonies will be at 11am. Again our sincere thanks to all who prepared and participated in “Do this in Memory of Me” preparatory Masses throughout the year. TAX RELIEF: A gentle reminder to those who got the Tax Relief forms for the parish to return them at your earliest convenience please. KILLURNEY SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB: A reminder to all you budding gardeners that we will be holding our Harvest Fare again this year. So now is the time to get your veggies and plants sown and you will be ready to display them on September 9. There will be a children’s section also so the whole family can become involved. Membership is now overdue and we would appreciate payment at your convenience. LADIES 10K RUN: A big thank you to the twenty ladies who have agreed to run 10Km and raise funds for the KPLAN Community Centre Kilsheelan. The run is on the bank holiday Monday in June in Moyne and other runners/walkers wishing to participate, kindly contact Ed on 087 636 8260 for a sponsorship card or further details. Clonmel Athletic Club have very kindly agreed to offer assistance with training runs and we greatly appreciate their help and encouragement with this fundraiser. We appeal once again to the parishioners to support in a small way the runners and helpers as they seek your sponsorship. All funds raised will go towards further development of the Centre.
SCRAP METAL COLLECTION: Following the success of last year’s venture and the wonderful response from all corners of the parish and further afield, this year’s scrap collection will take place on Saturday June 23. It is hoped to expand the theme to include other discarded items which may be of little use to the householder but may bring in funds for the community. The proceeds of this year’s venture will be divided among a number of community groups within the parish. So, if you have any items for scrap, you may be kind enough to retain them until June 23rd this year.
LOCAL LOTTO: No jackpot winner last week with this week’s jackpot rising nicely to €7,150, best of luck to everyone.
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.
G.A.A: In the third round of the South Tipperary Minor Football championship Kilsheelan Gaels will wonder how they lost this match against Clonmel Commercials. Taking control of the game from the start they raced into a half time lead of 1-5 to 0-4 and also had missed a penalty in that half. After the restart Commercials brought the “Gaels” back to level terms but Kilsheelan responded well and regained a four point advantage. Unfortunately Kilsheelan conceded three goals, two coming from the penalty spot in those last few minutes. The Gaels played extremely well all through but seemed to tire near the end, but they can all hold their heads high, especially Bill Maher, Eoin Kehoe and Diarmuid Devaney around the midfield area. The new County Draw was launched during the week, with wonderful prizes on offer. Half of the income from sales goes directly to the Club which is vital for the day to day running expenses. Our promoters are now doing their rounds. We appreciate all our patrons support to date and hope that you can continue again this year. JUVENILES: In the Rice Cup U/14 hurling Clonmel High School had a great win over Dungarvan on a score of 5-9 to 1-7. Well done to scorer in chief Mark Kehoe who scored 3-6 of the total. Other Kilsheelan Kilcash players involved were Daire Brennan, Aaron Fogarty and Brian Guiry. In U/16 football Clonmel High School lost the Munster Final to Dingle by a single point in Mallow last Friday. After playing with the wind in the first half the score was three 0-3 each, but in a great second half they gave as good as they got and had their chances to win the match. Dingle had already won the Munster senior football championship earlier and had a number of those players available so it was a great performance by the High School. The Club was represented by Kevin Guiry, Tadgh Lonergan and Paul Maher. Hard luck on the South Tipperary U/15 hurlers who lost the “A” Final to the Mid by a single point. They beat North Tipp by six points to reach the Final. Kilsheelan Kilcash representatives here were Martin Gibbs, Kevin Kehoe and Brendan Martin. The U/16 South Tipperary hurlers won the plate competition in their tournament where Paul Maher represented the Club.