Kilsheelan Kilcash

KILSHEELAN NATIONAL SCHOOL

KILSHEELAN NATIONAL SCHOOL

Please note that Kilsheelan N.S. will re-open on Monday, September 3.

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The Junior hurling team had a very exciting and competitive game against Clonmel Og which they won by 2-20 to 3-13. The minor hurlers had mixed fortunes last week with a victory over Ballingarry but were beaten by Mullinahone. Their next match will be against Carrick Swan.

The countdown is now on to the Minor Hurling Final in less than two weeks and this is a very historic occasion for our club and parish as Bill Maher captains the team. It will be wonderful to see one of our own leading out the Tipp boys in Croke Park. We would encourage everyone to get into the spirit of this special occasion and get your colours up - we want to see the village and parish bedecked in blue and gold.

Congrats to Kevin Kehoe who won last week’s Golden Goal competition. In the Donegal V Cork game the winning minute was the 70th. Next Sunday the focus will be on the Dublin V Mayo Football Semi Final.

The Score Prediction is now updated to include the Aga Khan. We have an outright leader now in Ally Ryan by a seven point margin, but there are still a lot of people in contention with four events remaining. We wish Eleanor Roche a belated happy birthday as she celebrated a special milestone recently. We wish Johnny and Ruth many years of happiness together in the future.

Juveniles - The U/12 Blue team met Clerihan in the Semi Final of the Division 2 Premier Games Hurling competition in Ardfinnan. The game was very exciting and close throughout but alas Kilsheelan were beaten by the minimum on a scoreling of 1-6 to 2-2. Panel: Zach Crotty, Billy Murphy, Lee Ryan, Brian Flavin, Kian Quinn, John O’Dwyer, Cathal Kelly, Mark Stokes, Jack O’Gorman, Billy O’Connor, Jason Madigan, Sean Freaney, Jamie Roche and Shane Cosgrave.

The mentors over the entire U/12 panel (both Blue and Gold teams) are immensely proud of these players, as are their families. If they keep showing the same commitment and dedication as they have over the past few months, they will get their just rewards.

KILLURNEY SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB

Sunday, September 16, isthe Harvest Fare. Full details are now available on our facebook page or by contacting 6133187 or 6133270.

KILCASH COMMUNITY CENTRE - BUTLER RALLY

On Friday, August 24, Kilcash played host to the Triennial International Butler Irish gathering. Almost 100 members, both International and Irish, of the Butler clan came and enjoyed a beautiful lunch in the Community Centre. The visitors were loud in their praise of the traditional music and song provided by local artists and local man John Flood enthralled our guests with a talk on the history of some of the more colourful members of the family in the 17th century, and their connections with Kilcash. They made their way to Clonmel travelling close to Kilcash Castle and Old Kilcash Church, which carry such signifance for the Butler name.

While the primary hosts of the event were the members of the Community Centre committee, the success of the day could not have been achieved without the wonderful help and involvement of many in our community. Sincere thanks to all for the marvellous co-operation, involvement, work in the background or foreground, all gelling together for a positive outcome.

BALLYPATRICK SPORTS CENTRE - TENNIS

Autumn League - As the deadline for entries draws near (Saturday, September 1) it is hoped that all Club members will have entered their names on the club notice board. This popular league caters for all club members of all grades and is an excellent way to make social contact with other club members. So make sure you are in and be part of some great autumn tennis. If not already entered club members should contact the Tennis Captain on 0877502981 or place their names on the board by September 1.

South Tipp League - Our Division 1 team will be away to play their deferred Semi Final match against Tipp County on Friday evening, August 31. Best of luck to the team. Our other qualifying team in Division 3 bowed out of the competition when they were beaten by Mitchelstown last week.

Well done to all club members who represented the club so well in the South Tipp League and indeed many other competitions over the Summer season.

Junior Tennis - A special Junior Tennis evening took place last Saturday which consisted of some tennis, barbecue, food, treats and a junior disco. There was an excellent turnout of junior members and thanks are due to the junior tennis sub-committee, Tony Mc Carthy and the many parents who organised over saw and supervised a worthwhile venture. It is hoped to have further juvenile coaching sessions shortly. Please keep an eye out on notice board and texts for details.