Kilsheelan-Kilcash

G.A.A: The Score Prediction was updated recently following Aintree and the Masters - so check out your progress on the website www.kilsheelankilcash.tipperary.gaa.ie .

G.A.A: The Score Prediction was updated recently following Aintree and the Masters - so check out your progress on the website www.kilsheelankilcash.tipperary.gaa.ie .

Would you like to win a framed photograph of the All Ireland winning Tipperary Hurling team 2010? You have an opportunity, for an investment of just €3, to entry a draw which is limited to 60 tickets and you could be the lucky winner. Tickets on sale at Kilsheelan P.O. only so don’t be disappointed and get your ticket without delay.

It’s that time of year again for the resumption of the Golden Goal and our first competition will be based on the National Hurling League Final Dublin V Kilkenny on Sunday. Just to familiarise you - golden goal tokens will be on sale for €2 each and the person who has the correct minute each week will receive €50.

The Adult Table Quiz in aid of Juvenile club funds will take place in Robinsons Lounge on Friday next (April 29) at 9.30pm. Table of four still only costs €20. We would appeal to all parents of the children and indeed all those interested in the Club to come out and make this a success while enjoying a sociable evening. If you cannot get a team together, do come along and we will accommodate you.

PARISH DIARY - LOURDES INVALID COLLECTION: This annual collection will be taken up next weekend April 30/May 1. We are happy to be able to subsidise pilgrims each year as well as donating €500 for the Lourdes Youth Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Eastertime.

PARISH COUNCIL: Next meeting in the Parochial House on May 3 at 8.30pm.

MAY PARISH DRAW: Next draw in Kilsheelan on Saturday May 7.

CARING OUR GRAVEYEARDS: There has been a small number of complaints that some potted plants and floral decorations have been removed from family graves in Kilsheelan. We would ask the community to do everything possible to eliminate what must be a very upsetting experience for the families affected.

PARISH BULLETIN: Notes for May parish bulletin please by Thursday April 28.

CHANGES IN PEOPLE’S PARTS OF THE MASS: During Sundays after Easter we will be familiarizing ourselves with the changes in the people’s parts of the Mass. These changes will be introduced fully on the first Sunday of Advent (November 27 2011). Printed cards will be available to assist us in getting used to the changes. The purpose of the changes is to get closer to the original Latin text and its meaning.

KPLAN: On Sunday, May 1, from 2- 4pm a Bring and Buy Sale will take place in the Community Centre, Kilsheelan. Everyone is welcome to come along, enjoy a cuppa, buy a raffle ticket or enjoy a chat with your neighbours. We welcome donations of cakes, books, household items, any saleable items e.g. kitchen ware, decoration sets or clothes. We will kindly accept items on the day from 12 noon onwards, further information phone 087 2245838.

SYMPATHY: The death took place recently of Margaret (Peggy) Lonergan of Seskin after a long illness. Peg was born in Killurney in 1930 at the foot of Slievenamon and attended the local school. She often talked about walking to school barefoot on the dusty roads during the summer.

She worked in a house in County Waterford for a short while and then spent two years in England. She met Billy Lonergan from Seskin at a dance in the marquee in Ballypatrick. They married in 1954 and lived for a short while in Killurney with her parents.

They lived in a railway cottage in Ballynevin for about six years. Peg met John Griffin there, as a fifteen year old youngster and he became part of the family. Peg lost her wedding ring in a field in Ballynevin and spent days looking for it, but it was never found. The family moved to Seskin, Billy’s home place in about 1963 and she lived there ever since

Peg and Billy had ten children, twenty-seven grand children and six great grand children.

Peg was asked to play a game of cards one night in Ballypatrick. There started her love of cards. After Billy died, Peg travelled with her friends to card games in the area and she would never ask to come home.

Peg loved sport and her family remember her travelling to a GAA match on a steam train while they lived in Ballynevin. She loved to drive her grandchildren and their friends to GAA matches often with an overcrowded car. Peg travelled to many inter county matches and it can be safely said that her most precious memory was the Munster Senior Hurling Final replay in Killarney in 1987.

She never lost her love for her native Killurney and was a regular supporter of events in the Hall. She never missed the annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party where she renewed acquaintances and her good humour endeared her to all.

She met Paddy Murphy, a native of Kilcash, while he was home on holiday from New Zealand. They became very close and she visited him a number of times in New Zealand.

Her sons, daughters and John were privileged to be present in the room when their mother took her last breath, but this was the most heartbreaking thing her family ever witnessed.

Although they saw no sign of any spirit leaving her body they had no doubt that she was going to sit beside Jesus in Heaven.

Our guess is that she is there looking down on us, trying to coax someone to play a game of cards with her. Sympathy is extended to her extended family and many friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

BILLY GIBBS: We regret to record the death of Billy Gibbs, Clonmel and formerly of Ballypatrick who also died recently. Sympathy is expressed to his extended family.