Kilsheelan Kilcash



December draw will take place after 10am Mass in Kilcash next Sunday


The annual collection for the St Vincent De Paul will be taken up next weekend.


Notes for December/January bulletin please by Thursday. This edition will be available next weekend.


Please note the new time for Sunday mass in Kilsheelan is 11.15am. This was agreed after review of mass times.


The annual general meeting will take place on January 5. Nominations are invited for Management and Selectors for the various teams for 2013 before December 21. Please contact Club Officers. The Juvenile AGM takes place on December 11 and we look forward to a large attendance of parents and those interested in our games to come along and discuss plans for the coming year. Once again, we must refer to the problem of dog fouling in the sportsfield and we remind dog owners that dogs are not allowed in the field.

A reminder to all that we have some Club gear available for sale - if you are interested please contact Michael Dempsey 0876188237.

The November Mass for deceased members will be celebrated on December 8 in Kilsheelan at 6.15pm.


Next Sunday is the day for our senior citizens to come to the Hall and meet with their friends, chat, eat, drink and be merry for a few hours. The party will be from 2.30pm to 6pm. We want to see all the regulars and look forward to seeing some new faces joining us. If anyone has difficulty with transport, please contact any committee member and we would be delighted to arrange same for you.


With our clubhouse representing a very inviting and festive welcome, Saturday evening last proved a very enjoyable and social occasion for club members and friends. With the finals of the President’s Autumn League down for decision some great tennis was played. In the “A” section the winners were Carol Gibbs and Noel Murphy who got the better of Pat Horan and Peter Kennedy in a keenly contested final. Josephine Murphy and Mick Martin beat Ruth McHale Murphy and Dan O’Connor in the “B” Division, nine games to six, while in the final match of the evening Ann Walsh and Damian Cronin overcame Andrea Ryan and Barry Cronin in a battle of sibling rivalry. Club President Attracta O’Reilly presented the winners and runners-up with their prizes while all enjoyed the splendid hospitality that lingered well into the late evening. Tennis Captain John G Purcell thanked his tennis sub-committee for their help in running the tournament and also thanked all the participants for their commitment and co-operation in making the league a success. He wished all an enjoyable festive season and said we all looked forward to the Spring League which he hoped would begin in February with even greater numbers playing.


The AGM of the KPLAN centre is on this Wednesday, December 5, everyone welcome. Well done to the backroom team in Kplan as they have been awarded a grant of €20,000 from the National Lottery.


Every Saturday morning from now on, a run/jog will take place leaving Kilsheelan village at 9am. The run will not be on the open road, is open to both male and female of all ages and will suit all categories of runners or walkers. Meeting point will be the tree in the village leaving at 9am sharp.


“A Call to Action” is an awareness programme on road safety for adults which is made up of a resource pack and accompanying DVD.  It is based on the rules of the road and aims to change the attitudes and behaviour of drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. The RSA run free ‘train the trainer’ sessions on how to deliver this programme with people who work with community groups in a professional or a voluntary capacity. By the end of the training you will be able to deliver ‘Protecting Our Community - A Call to Action!’ with adults in your community. Participants will be expected to deliver the programme to community groups locally and to feed back information on these sessions to the Road Safety Authority. Training is free. To participate you must complete an application form and return it to For information please contact Christine Hegarty, Road Safety Promotion Officer, RSA on 09625206 or email Training takes place in Limerick on December 12 and 13.


This year’s annual Christmas walk in the woods over Kilsheelan will take place on Sunday, December 23, leaving the community centre 12.30pm. Two routes of different length to accommodate all levels will be arranged. This is a festive walk where one can breathe the perfect clear wood air, admire the wonderful array of different trees and foliage and take in the ever changing forest views and of course carry home a piece of holly. The walk is open to everyone in the parish and suitable to all ages. There will be a cup of tea and goodies in the Centre after the walk and Santa has been invited. He has replied saying he is checking his list and so we hope enough people have been good over the past year to ensure Santa’s presence.