EASTER - PENANCE SERVICE: In Kilcash, Wednesday, April 20, at 7.30pm. HOLY THURSDAY: Mass of Chrism in the Cathedral in Waterford at 10.30am with Bishop Lee. Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm and procession to the Altar of Repose. “Watch with the Lord” until 9.30pm. GOOD FRIDAY: Stations of the Cross in both churches at 3pm. Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion including Holy Communion at 7.30pm. Collection for the “Holy Places” at all Good Friday services. Priests will be available for confession after Holy Thursday and Good Friday services. Holy Communion to the housebound on Friday. HOLY SATURDAY/EASTER SUNDAY: Easter Vigil at 8pm. Easter water available. EASTER MONDAY: Mass in Kilsheelan at 12noon.
KILLURNEY SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB: 18 teams took part in the Children’s Table Quiz on Friday night. Thanks to everyone for coming along, to the parents for bringing all the children, to Olive our Quizperson and the committee for organising this event. Congratulations to the winners from Ballyneale: Lauren Hanrahan, Kate O’Meara, Ciaran Crowley and Jack Connolly.
CLARE’S MONTESSORI SCHOOL: Well done and thank you to everyone who took part in our Pyjama Day. This year we raised €470 for The Irish Hospice Foundation. Please contact the school if you require information on enrollment for September.
KILSHEELAN TIDY TOWNS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Mondays 6.30pm are designated teamwork evenings, although many go out to carry out tasks and litter pick when suits. Enhancement of the green area outside Jubilee Terrace has begun. Trees imposing on overhead wires have had a haircut. The polytunnel is a hive of activity. Ann is busy nursing plants for baskets and beds, with great help from Mick, Greg and Angela until she took leave to have her baby that is.
LOCAL LOTTO: No jackpot winner. Congrats to Andy and Selina who shared the match three prize plus bonus of €300. Four match three winners: Hazel Cuddihy, Kellie Grinsell, S and E O’Connell and Anne Horgan. This week’s draw takes place in Gibbs, Ballypatrick.
ACTIVE RETIREMENT: The next meeting is on Wednesday, April 20, in the Community Hall, Kilsheelan, from 2pm. The group will be planning an outing for early June, members interested in travelling, please come along. For information, contact Pat on 0871612220.
G.A.A: In the Clonea Tournament our Junior “A” hurling team had a 2-18 to 2-15 victory over Dungarvan. They are now through to the semifinal.
Well done to our Senior Football team in defeating Ardfinnan by a one point margin. On Good Friday they play Moyle Rovers and on Easter Monday they take on Clonmel Og.
The Minor Football team lost out to Moyle Rovers by five points.
In the U/16A Football championship we were home to Moyle Rovers. Our lads made a great start with a goal by Paul Maher. Moyle Rovers ran out winners by 2-11 to 1-2. U/8 training will be on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6.15pm to 7.15pm with no training on Friday evenings when they have a match on Saturdays.
The adult Table Quiz in aid of the Juvenile Club will take place on Friday, April 29, in Robinsons Lounge at 9.30pm.
SYMPATHY: The death took place recently of Oliver (Ollie) Dempsey of Redmondstown and formally of Toor, Kilcash. After an operation six years ago Ollie continued to live life as only he knew how, with a smile on his face, visiting his daughter Teresa son-in-law Declan and granchildren Sara and Shauna in New York regularly. Last November his health received a setback and after a brave battle passed away at the age of 67. Ollie was a very special person, who will never be forgotton and will live long in the hearts of all who were lucky enough to have known him. Born to Ned and Mary Dempsey. Ollie helped on the family farm where he grew up with his brothers Michael (New York) Tom (Australia) Tony (Toor) and his sister Ann (Mullinahone). At a dance in Ballypatrick he met his wife Biddy Boyle. They raised six children Tony, Teresa, Brian, Eugene, Deirdre and Paul in Redmondstown where they lived for 38 years. Ollie worked at the old railway station in Clonmel for CIE, he also served his time at Clonmel Army Barracks, and tried his hand at plastering. He found his true calling when he started driving lorries. His passion for driving continued, serving 19 years with Avonmore collecting milk. In later years Ollie drove many children to and from school for Anthony Fennessy. As a young man handball was his sport of choice. He was a very keen GAA supporter. Last year his dream came true when he saw Tipperary stop Kilkenny in their “drive for five” with great style. Another great love was his passion for the accordion and all kinds of Irish music especially St Stephen’s day spent on the wren. From the moment his little sister Ann was born, a year and a half after him, they were inseparable. He cycled with her on the cross bar to school and in recent years spent Fridays in Niamh’s before going shopping or just sitting together by the fire in Mullinahone. Ollie never lost his love for Kilcash. He was so proud of all his grandchildren - Kevin, Anthony, Damian, Aaron, Amy, Chloe, Shauna, Sara, Darragh, Ollie and Fionn. They went on many trips home to Toor with him and they will all miss Ollie very much. Ollie ensured his Mass was celebrated in Kilcash church by Fr Bill Carey and attended by Fr P J Fagan (Ferryhouse) Fr Ahearne (Powerstown) and Fr Mc Grath (Mullinahone). Since his beloved wife Biddy died on April 21, 2005 he missed her sorely and her absence left a great void in his life. It is more than a coincidence that he died on their wedding anniversary. A great man described as a true gentleman and his motto in life was “If you worry you die, if ya don’t worry you die, so why worry! May he rest in peace.