Community News from Hollyford, Kilsheelan, Lattin/Cullen, Mitchelstown, Mullinahone, Newcastle and New Inn



Sean Treacy’s Juvenile GAA

Congratulation to six of our Juvenile Club players for representing Tipperary in last weekend’s tournaments around Munster. Pride of place goes to Shane Stapleton goalkeeper on Tipp’s U15 (A) victorious Carrigdhoun team. Also on duty were Michael Feehan (A) and Aaron Ryan (B) with Tipp’s U14s, Patrick Carey Tipp U15(B) team and Brian Carey U16 (A) and Patrick Deegan (B). We would also like to congratulate Denis Stapleton on being a part of Tipp’s victorious Intermediate winning squad in Nowlan Park. Our U12s also played their plate final last weekend against Lattin- Cullen when they narrowly lost 1-9 to 3-2. U8s also enjoyed a hurling blitz by invitation from Clonoulty juvenile club last weekend. Minor West final: After an exciting tussle against Lattin Cullen Gaels in the west minor B hurling final we clawed back a deficit of 7 points to emerge victorious, 4-12 to 1-14. West Intermediate hurling final: We play Arravale Rovers on Saturday, September 7, in Annacarty,6pm.

Kilsheelan Kilcash


The South Senior Football Final was held in Monroe on Sunday evening. Kilsheelan would have entered the fray as underdogs against the reigning County champions Clonmel Commercials but they reached the final on merit and hopes were high of an upset after a 30 year wait. Our side were just a point in arrears at the break. Commercials began to dominate in the second half and went on to win comfortably. Credit to Kilsheelan they tried their utmost and still have the County series to look forward to.

The Intermediate Hurling team will face favourites Ballybacon-Grange in the South Semi Final next Sunday at 1.15pm in the Clonmel Sportsfield.

In Minor Hurling we played St Mary’s in Monroe. Our panel consisted of ten Minors and seven U16s. They were evenly matched in the first half with Kilsheelan leading by 1-6 to 1-5 at the break. We lost by 3-11 to 1-7. They will take to the field against Ballingarry this Wednesday in Fethard at 6.15pm. The U12 Group 4 have a very busy schedule away to St Mary’s this Thursday at 6.30pm, away to Ballingarry on Sunday (8th) at 12noon, at home to Carrick Davins on Thursday (12th) at 6.30pm and Moyle Rovers on Saturday 14th at 12noon and finally away to Father Sheehy’s at 6.30pm on Monday, September 16. The U16’s are away to Ballyneale on Saturday (7th) at 12noon and will travel to Mullinahone on Monday (9th) for a 6.45pm start.

Killurney Sports & Social Club

The Harvest Fare takes place on Sunday, September 15 - if anyone wants a Schedule of Events check our facebook page or contact any committee member. September committee meeting on Monday, September 8, at 8.15pm when our Autumn schedule will be finalised.

Kilsheelan 10Km Walk/Run

This run, walk, buggy push, whatever takes your fancy takes place on Sunday, September 15, at 11am. Registration from 9.30am. Refreshments afterwards in the Community Centre, Kilsheelan.

Lattin Cullen

Recent Death

The death has occurred of Joseph (Joe) Whelan, Rushwee, St. Michael’s Road, Tipperary and formerly of Forty Acres, Cullen. Joe, who was well known through his successful business on Main Street, Tipperary Town, was predeceased by his wife Kitty and son Shaun. He is survived by his daughters Brigid, Catherine, Mary and Ann, brother Billy (Clarecastle), daughter-in-law Betty, grandchildren, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, carers, relatives neighbours and his life-long friend Owen. Following Requiem Mass in St. Michael’s Church, burial took place in St. Michael’s Cemetery.


The A team began its First Division league campaign with a two-all draw in Killenaule last Sunday. This was a game Cullen-Lattin should have won as they failed to convert a number of good opportunities, including a penalty. Davy Ryan scored two great headed goals. The B Team were involved in a dramatic 4 -3 victory over Two Mile Borris B in a Fourth Division Shield game in Aisling Park. Cullen-Donohill U12s had a comprehensive 7-0 win over Patrickswell, the U14s were defeated by Holycross and the U16s won 2-1 in Meanus. The club are seeking two people to manage the U12 B team on match days. Anyone interested contact Billy Keating or Barry Martin. In ladies football, Knocklong defeated Cullen in the final of the Roger O’Dwyer Shield. The game had finished two-all, but Knocklong won 3 -2 on penalties.


Ballygiblin GAA

Ballygiblin U21 B hurlers had a close win over Harbour Rovers in the U21 B HC quarter final at Kilworth on Sunday. Ballygiblin now meet Clyda Rovers in the semi final in Kildorrery this Tuesday at 8pm.

Mitchelstown GAA

Mitchelstown Junior A footballers face Kilmichael in the Co JAFC quarter final this Friday in Pairc Ui Rinn at 6.30pm.

The Late Michael Murphy

There was a great sense of shock throughout the region on Saturday when news broke of the tragic death of Michael Murphy, a 14 year old from Glanworth who died following a fall from a tractor. Michael was a very keen sportsman at hurling, football and soccer. He was also very keen in farm machinery. There was a huge gathering at his funeral on Sunday and Monday in Glanworth.

Interment took place in St Dominic’s Cemetery.

Members of the Glanworth GAA friends and school mates at St Colman’s Fermoy formed a guard of honour as the funeral left the home on Sunday night to the local Church. The Church was packed to capacity on Monday for the Requiem Mass. To his parents Frances, Patrick, brother Dean, grandparents uncles John, Thomas, Mike Sean, aunt Tina, relatives neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.

May he restin in peace.

Barn Dance

There will be a Barn Dance at Gortnahown Farm on the Mitchesltown Kilworth old road this Saturday, September 7. This is a fundraiser for Partners in Learning.


Successful Festival

The annual C.J.Kickham’s hurling festival, on Saturday, began with all the teams marching through the street behind the Carrick-on Suir band. In Kickham Park the festival was blessed and declared open by Fr. John McGrath PP Mullinahone with Sean Nugent, Chairman of Tipperary Co. Board and Joe Brennan, Chairman of the South Board present. The adjoining GAA field and the nearby soccer pitch on the Callan Road soon echoed to the clash of the ash and the shouts of the spectators as approximately 640 hurlers battled it out in U12 go games and U10 ground hurling. During the day 60 matches were played - the equivalent of 24 hours of non-stop hurling. 16 teams representing 14 counties took part in 4 round robin sections in U12. In division 4 victory went to Co. Meath represented by Kildalkey. They were awarded the Shield trophy. Division 3 winners were from Cappataggle, Co. Galway who received the Johnny Kennedy trophy. Division 2 for the Tess McNamara Cup was a battle between the home club and the Offaly representatives Kilcormac-Killoughy who pulled away in the second half. The premier division final had an unique hurling pairing. Tyrone Eoghan Ruadhs from Dungannon played Carlow’s Myshal and victory in a classic game went to the Tyrone lads. This is the third year in a row that the C.J.Kickham Cup has gone to Northern Ireland. The U10 ground hurling winners were Mullinahone C.J.Kickhams who defeated Carrick Swan 4-3. The shield final was won by Golden who beat St. Patricks 2-0. Exhibition U8 and U6 games were also played involving local teams.

Community Park Tennis

Weekly tennis lessons will be run at the Community Park Complex from Thursday, September 12, for six weeks. Racquets and balls provided. Children aged six to nine from 4pm to 5pm, 10 to 15 year olds 5pm to 6pm. For details phone 087 7728047 or come along to registration on Saturday, September 7, 12noon to 1pm.


Computer Classes for Beginners

Every Friday from 10am to 12noon, September 20 to October 25, in the I.T. Centre, Newcastle. Certificate of attendance on completion. To register/enquire ring Joan Hackett 0866860995 or 0526136155 or the community house on 0526120141.

New Inn

Wedding Congratulations

Michael Fahey and Cathy Doran were married last weekend in Cloneen. Michael is the eldest son of Frank and Philly Fahey, New Inn. We wish them every health and happiness for the future!

New Inn/Rosegreen Basketball Club

New season starts Tuesday, September 10. Boys and girls, ages six to 10 7pm to 8pm, 10 to 13 from 8pm to 9pm, at Rockwell College Sports Hall. For information contact Andy 0864558168.


Congrats to our U10 camoige girls who qualified at a blitz in the Ragg last Saturday, August 31, to play in two weeks. Team: Kerri Browne, Eabha Carroll, Grainne O’Connor, Claire Ryan, Eimer O’Brien, Niamh O’Brien, Alyia McKenna, Niamh Ryan, Ava Moloney, Ciara Moloney, McKayla O’Dwyer, Aoibhe Bergin and Davina Ryan.

Rockwell Rovers

Due to several breakins up at the GAA field new security measures are now being taken. The onus is on each manager to lock the gate when they finish training. For information contact any committee member or secretary John Halley 0863638567. Hard luck to the U21 Rockwell/Rosegreen combo who were beaten in Golden last Sunday by Galtee Rovers/St Pecauns in the West U21 B Hurling Championship. Final score 1-7 to 3-10. Fixtures: U11 H Rockwell Rovers V Knockavilla Kichams on Thursday, Sept 5, Dundrum 6.30pm. U16 BHC Cappawhite V winner of Rockwell V Rosegreen Thursday, Sept 5, Solohead 6.30pm. West U14 H Rockwell Rovers V Galtee Rovers, Saturday, Sept 7, New Inn 2pm.