Community News from Ballylooby, Boherlahan, Burncourt and Cappawhite

Ballylooby Duhill

Ballylooby Duhill


Congratulations to the Ballylooby Castlegrace Junior hurlers on a gritty performance in the Junior Hurling A Championship south final in Goatenbridge on Sunday, which ended in a draw. The game was a real battle with our near neighbours Skeheenarinky and finished with BallyloobyCastlegrace on 1 goal and 12 points and Skeheenarinky on 15 points.

Buoyed up by the tremendous crowd of supporters on the sideline, the team proved to be a great mix of youth and experience. On form on the day were David Fox (2 points) and Danny Morgan (1 point) in midfield, while Johnny Cooney’s impact was immediately felt when he came on the field in the second half.

Brian Fitzgerald made his mark with two points while John Whelan slotted away five points. Eamon Ryan, who played a big role in getting the team to the final, scored one point and Brian Beary brought the crowd to their feet with his goal. The Ballylooby Castlegrace defence was tight throughout the game, keeping Skeheenarinky’s scores from play to a minimum.

Congratulations also to Barry Cooney, who won an All-Ireland shield with the Tipperary U17 development squad during the past week.

With the replay set for this weekend, the team, led by manager Derek Coffey and selector Richie Morrissey, is firing on all cylinders and hoping for the same level of support on the sideline again

Brian Borus

Well done to the Brian Borus Senior team who defeated Cahir last Friday evening in the Senior County semi-final. It was a physical, competitive game from start to finish. Brian Borus had the better of the Cahir girls in the first half and were leading by 6pts to 3 at half time. The second half started with three great scores for Borus but Cahir responded with a goal. The Cahir girls tried their best to level the scores but Brian Borus never relinquished their lead and won on a score line of 0-9 to 1-4. Best of luck in the County final.

The club are organising a clothes collection. Any clothes, shoes, soft toys, bed linen, towels, curtains, books or mobile phones can be dropped off to or collected by any of the following: Garreth Byrne, Clogheen 087649788, Mary Murphy, Duhill 0863609622, Eileen Myles, Ballylooby 0871379348, Johnny Maher, Burncourt 0876997613. Last collection is on September 21.

Ladies Club

Ballylooby Ladies Club will hold their first meeting after the summer break on Wednesday, September 11, at 7.30pm in Ballylooby Community Hall. New members always welcome.

Reiki Therapist

Ann- Marie Slavin, Reiki Therapist, will give a presentation on Reiki Therapy and its many benefits on the mind and body in Ballylooby Community Hall on Wednesday, September 11, at 8pm. Ann-Marie is also a midwife and Public Health Nurse and has worked for many years with conventional medicine.

Duhill Gala

Duhill Gala Fundraising Day will be held at the usual venue by kind permission of Jim and Maureen Moloney and is the last round up of the parish days on Sunday, September 15.


Congratulations to Emily Heaphy who celebrated her 21st birthday recently. Emily is youngest child of Frank and Mary Heaphy, Garrrymore.

Brendan Morrissey Memorial Tug-a-war

The Brendan Morrissey Memorial Tug-a-war in conjunction with Kilcoran Stags will hold a special Tug-a-war competition at the Inch Field Cahir Castle on Sunday next at 2.30pm. Raffle and auction also on the day. Proceeds go towards Trauma Transfer Boards for South Tipperary General Hospital


Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of the late Sean Flynn, Bella Road, Clogheen who died last weekend.

Boherlahan Dualla

Boherlahan Historical Journal

Subscriptions for this year’s Journal are now due. The price of the Journal stays at €10. Please give your sub to any member of the journal committee and you will be guaranteed a copy of the 2013 journal.

Kilballyherberry Cemetery Mass

Thursday, September 19, at 7pm.

Down Syndrome Collection

The organisers of the recent collection thank you for your kindness and generosity. The amount received was €567.

Thank You

The Ardmayle Heritage Society wish to thank all who helped with its very successful ‘Gathering’ weekend held on August 15 to 18. The many events such as the painting exhibition by local artists, The Cuardaiocht night, the ‘Come walk with me along the road presentations, the ancestry information afternoon and the walking tour of the graveyard proved extremely popular events and were excellently attended. The final day commenced with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by 96 year-old Mary Devane, Nodstown. The plaque is dedicated to all who left the parish of Boherlahan-Dualla through time to seek a new life elsewhere. A large group then walked the old mass path from Ardmayle to the church in Boherlahan where the closing ceremony took place with the mass by Fr. Joe Egan which was beautifully enhanced by the singing of the Millennium Choir.


Burncourt Hospice Committee

The local Hospice Committee will hold two fundraisers in September. This Saturday, September 7, Burncourt Hospice Committee will host a Coffee Morning at Jimmy and Breeda Fitzgerald’s home, Cullinaugh. This Coffee Morning is now in its third year will hopefully be again well supported. All are welcome from 11am to 6pm

Bel Canto – Mitchelstown Caves: The local committee will also host the Bel Canto Choir in Concert in Mitchelstown Caves on Saturday, September 21. Here they will be joined by tenor Michael Molumby and sopranos Davinia Robinson and Maria Crowley, a definite date for the diary.

Burncourt Community Hall

Saturday, September 7. South Tipperary Development Company will hold a Galtee Mountain Forum Workshop in Burncourt Community Hall this Saturday, September 7, from 9am to 1pm. Facilitator on the day Deirdre Lillis.

Cunningham Gathering

Mary O’Donoghue (nee Cunningham) has compiled a genealogy study of the descendants of Michael Cunningham b.? - d.1848 from the Skeheenarinky/Templetenny area of Burncourt. All members of the entire family are accounted for in various registers. The afternoon will be educational while informal and interesting in which she would like to share the family history among her wider family. Mary says “It will be a day for us to meet our relatives who we have not met for many years bridging any time gap which may have developed since we last met. Hopefully improving on our future networks of communication.”

Burncourt Community Hall from 2pm to 5pm, Saturday, September 7. This Gathering may also be of interest to Dwyer, Crotty and Joyce families who married Cunningham males down through time. Contact Mary by email on for information.

Interested in Foroige?

Ballyporeen Foroige is getting organised for its return soon in the newly refurbished village hall. An exciting year of events is planned, including surfing, disco, cinema, paintball, bowling and so on. Foroige is open to young people aged 13 to 18 from local areas including Ballyporeen, Burncourt, and Skeheenarinky and so on. The club urgently needs more adult leaders in order to keep running. There is an information evening on Friday, September 6, at 8pm in Ballyporeen hall for parents or anyone over 18 years who is interested in helping out. Once sufficient leaders are in place this social outlet for young people will again be up and running


Irish Night

In memory of Pat White to be held in the Resource Centre in Cappawhite on Saturday, September 28, at 8.30pm. A mixed night of music, dance and song. Local talent including The Badgers and The Tipperary Ceilí Band. Everyone welcome, musicians- bring your instruments, dancers- bring your dancing shoes, everyone else-bring a friend! Looking forward to a night of craic agus ceoil in memory of a great man! €5 admission. Tea, sandwiches, raffle. All proceeds to South Tipp Hospice.


There will be Social and Old Time Dancing on Saturday, September 7, in the Resource Centre. Music will be provided by Jimmy Connery, admission €8, all proceeds go to Day Care Centre. Spot prizes would be appreciated.

All Ireland Win

Congratulations to Tom Treacy, Glengar, on winning an All Ireland Intermediate Hurling medal on Saturday last. Tipp played Kilkenny in the final in Nowlan Park and were victorious.

Cappawhite GAA

U14 West Final Champions

Cappawhite 5-09 Éire Óg 1-08. The Cappawhite U14 hurlers travelled to Dundrum on Tuesday last to contest the U14 West final against Annacarty. Well done to the Cappawhite lads on a comprehensive victory. They now contest the county semi final. Panel: Ryan Renehan, Philip Gantley, Fionn Brady, Ciarán Doody, Patrick Barry, Brendan Murphy, Cian Ryan, Robbie Quirke (1-2), Colm O’Dwyer, Gearóid Ryan (0-1), William Armshaw (0-2), William Barry (2-3), Diarmuid Duggan, David Murphy (2-01), Aaron Renehan. Subs: Gearoid Lennon, Dara McCarthy, Sean Ralph, Anthony Barry for William Armshaw, Fraser Allen, Jerry Hayes for Diarmuid Duggan, Cian Murray, Oscar Allen. Mentors: George Kelly, Noel Kelly, Michelle Murphy and Dick Quirke.

U8 hurling Blitz

The U8 team participated in an 8 a-side blitz in Clonoulty on Saturday. They played four matches: Doon, Upperchurch, Seán Treacy’s and Dundrum Kickams, and won all four. U6 and U8 training every Monday from 6.15pm to 7pm. Panel: Sean Hayes, Conor Gantley, Ben Butler, Daragh Hayes, Brian Gerard Buckley, Ross Creedon, Caoimhin Doody, Denis Collins, Tommy Costello, Eoghan Ryan. The U6/8 mentors are Niall Hayes, Thomas Costello, Pat Butler, Mike McCarthy and Séamus Lennon.