Registration Night

Registration Night takes place on Tuesday, May 16, in the McGrath GAA Centre, Bansha between 7pm and 8pm. Players of all ages must register to ensure that they can play for the year. All parents must sign Child Welfare Forms on the night. While the cost of registration has increased this year due to County Board fees it is still considerable value for girls participating in a sport.

U 16 Team

The U16 panel was busy over the last few months but unfortunately have not qualified for any finals so we are out of the competition. The Manager, Seamus Morrissey, along with Lar Roche and Lucy Keeley would like to thank all girls who participated. The minor competition does not commence until September and girls who are not involved in the U14 team are encouraged to come along to training with the junior team which takes place each Tuesday and Thursday evening. This will ensure that skills and fitness are not lost over the coming months. The panel comprised of Saorise Fanning, Maria Magner, Caoimhe Ryan, Jane Moylan, Katie Quirke, Laura Keeley Captain, Darielle Ronan, Rachel Moloney, Aoife Nugent, Ruth Ronan Roisin Finnane, Laura Peters, Kate White, Zoe Morrissey Bronagh Kelly and Hannah Dowdall.

U12 Team

Our U12 team are about to commence their championship in the next week. They are in a group along with Ardfinnan, Ballyporeen, Emly and Arravale Rovers. So good luck to the girls and their Manager Trish Healy.

U14 Team

Our U14 squad again have commenced their championship with two games now complete. A loss to our near neighbours Aherlow who proved too strong on the day and a draw against Moycarkey Borris.

Juvenile Double

Our hard working juvenile committee recorded a notable double last weekend when our under 12 and under 16 footballers were crowned West A champions, in Bansha on Friday night. With a panel of only 14 players everybody played their part in what was a wonderful victory and just rewards for the efforts of our backroom team of Aidan McGrath, John Gubbins and Tony Kennedy.

Team: William O’Dwyer; Jim Quirke, Darren Lonergan, Jack Kennedy, John O’Sullivan, Edmond O’Dwyer, Tony Byron, Adam McGrath, Adam Flannery, Eoin Gallagher, Stephen Moloney, Nickolas Kennedy, Robbie Byron, Oisin Kelly.

In Dundrum on Saturday our under 16 footballers had a nervous opening half which left us a point up 0-2 to 0-1 at the break with scores from Kenneth Collins and Darren McGrath. Well done to everybody on the panel who bridged an 11 year gap since our last West Under 16 A football title. Congratulations and well done to the management team of Brendan Healy, Liam Phelan and Kieran Marnane.

Team: David O’Mahony; Jake Flannery, Aaron Cunningham, Kevin Lonergan; Stephen O’Dwyer, Shane Power, David Byron; Kenneth Collins, Sean Daly; Callum Fanning, Daire Egan, Robert Magee; Edmond Bourke, Darren McGrath, Dylan Gubbins. Subs; Shane Ryan, Patrick O’Donoghue, Jack Morrissey, Shane Feeney.


This weekend our intermediate hurlers are due to play their opening game in the West intermediate hurling championship. Our opponents are newly promoted, Rockwell Rovers, and the other teams are Arravale Rovers and Sean Treacy’s

Scrap Metal Collection

As part of a fundraising drive towards providing badly needed floodlighting on our back pitch, the club is organising a scrap metal collection at  the McGrath Centre on Saturday week, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Club members will be on hand to accept scrap cars, old machinery, scrap metal, copper, copper cylinders, brass, stainless steel, aluminium, scaffolding, scrap electric cables, lead, lead acid batteries, engines, electric motors.  We welcome your support for this venture but we are unable to accept plastic, timber, tyres etc.


A very sincere thanks to members of the Garda, Civil Defence, Red Cross and club volunteers who helped out with arrangements for the West Senior Hurling double header in Canon Hayes Park recently.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations and best wishes to Colin Morrissey and his bride, Jo Ann Shannon, who were married on Saturday afternoon in Rockwell College, with a reception afterwards in Kilshane House.


Bansha/Kilmoyler Golf Society had an outing Saturday, May 5, to Waterford Castle. Results are as follows:

1st Justin Flynn.

2nd Marcus Magee.

3rd Brian Shiels.

Nearest the Pin: Tommy Kennedy.

In total 17 played, all had a lovely day with meal afterwards. Presentation were in the Club House.

The Society’s next outing will be to Castlemartyr Golf Resort on June 9.

Church Notices

Confirmation in Bansha this Friday May 18th at 11am.