KNOCKAVILLA COMMUNITY COUNCIL NOTES
Our annual primary schools table quiz will take place in Knockavilla hall on Friday night next, March 25, at 7.45pm. This quiz has grown in popularity over the years amongst all the schools in the area, with teams competing in two categories, third and fourth class for the council shield while the Michael Breen perpetual trophy will go to the winning team in the fifth and sixth class category.
OUR LADY’S SODALITY
The monthly meeting of Our Lady’s Sodality will be held on Monday next, March 28. Mass in Knockavilla church at 7.30pm, all are welcome.
The annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on May 24 and 25. For details, booking etc contact any of the following, 062-76191, 062 71448, 062 71367, 0504-42936.
LOCAL NEWS CONTACT
If you have any items that you would like to include in the Dundrum news please contact Sean Breen at 062-71131 or email to email@example.com. Deadline is Sunday night for inclusion in the following weeks Nationalist.
KICKHAM GAA NOTES
We are again asking all players, mentors and supporters to please pay up their membership fees for this year. The day to day running of any club in these times is an onerous one and surely the very least that should be done by individuals is to pay their membership to help maintain the status quo. Those players that have been injured over the years can testify how important it is to be insured, especially when surgical intervention is necessary. Please contact Margaret Hayes, Michael Shanahan, Richard Moloney or any Club Officer ASAP. Thank you.
Our U/21 footballers are provisionally fixed to play Aherlow in the West semifinal in New Inn on Sunday next at 5.30pm. Aherlow are a very strong team with a sprinkling of County players but if our lads play to their potential they will make a great game of it and hopefully claim a place in the final. In the event of a draw, extra time will be played. We really need your support for this one so please travel and shout your Parish on, but once again please check fixtures list to confirm as the game may be switched to Saturday.
Senior Hurling League.
Kickhams played Golden Kilfeacle in the second round of the Co. League in Dundrum on Sunday last .This was a much improved performance on their first round display from Kickhams, they were much hungrier and more clinical in their finshing than their opponents from the the throw in and led at half time on the score 2-9 to 1-7. The second half saw more of the same and even though Golden Kilfeacle rallied and tried hard to rein in the lead, Kickhams kept up the pressure and were deserving winners on the score 2-13 to 1-10. Their next game is fixed for this weekend but there was no definite fixture at time of writing. Check fixtures list in this paper to confirm
Junior Hurling League.
Following their great win over Ballylooby in the first round of the Co. League our Juniors play host to Clonmel óg on Sunday at 12pm, again your support would be greatly appreciated.
Minor (B) Football.
Our minor footballers play Emly/Teacys in the West Championship in Dundrum on Wednesday next, April 30, at 6.30pm.
We have updated our website www.kdkickhams.tipperary.gaa.ie We will continue to include up to date results an fixtures for all clubs teams as well as all other club activities. Why don’t you take a look and let us know what you think. Tell family & friends that may be away and would like to keep up to date with club happenings.
KICKHAM JUVENILE NOTES
Training U/12 & U/16
Training for Juveniles is as follows: U/8 Saturday 6pm to 6.45pm in Scout Hall. U/10 Saturday 11am in field & U/12 Saturday in field. U/14&U/16 Football/Hurling in Canon Hayes Complex on Wednesday nights at 8pm. All to bring €2.
Kickham togs and socks are available in all sizes from juvenile to adult and can be purchased from Sean Breen at 087 -2646441 or Paddy Fitzgerald at 087-9370958. Gear bags also in stock.
KNOCKAVILLA/DONASKEIGH KICKHAMS CAMOGIE
The club would like to thank everyone who helped out with our cake sale held last week. To everyone who donated any confectionary or to the people who purchased them, thank you for making it a great fundraising success.
Our junior panel will take to the field this Saturday March 26th in the first competitive game of the season. In Dundrum, with a 5pm throw in, Kickhams will play Annacarty in the first round of the league, so all support would be welcome.
Bon voyage Catriona.
Unfortunately, for most of the playing season, the juniors will have to play without the services of Catriona Horan. Catriona`s studies and work will see her move overseas for a period of six months, and all associated with the club wish her the very best in her new venture.
Catriona has been a member and player with the club since age 8, and anyone who has seen her play down through the years will understand how much of a loss she will be to the club. Catriona`s ability to catch a ball in mid air and her strength and determination to clear her lines has been an inspiration to all who played alongside her, and all in the club look forward to the day when she lines out again in the black and amber.
A timely reminder to any players that may not yet have renewed their membership to please do so as soon as possible by contacting any club officer.