Community News - Villages Round-Up



Galtee Rovers St. Pecaun’s

The Galtee/Éire Óg minor hurling combo had a good win over Cashel in round 1 of the West minor A hurling championship. There are six teams in the A competition and our next game is against Clonoulty with Kickhams, Arravales and Golden Kilfeacle waiting in the wings.

Our U10 hurlers competed in the Tipperary Festival Hurling Blitz in Sean Treacy Park on Saturday last. The Galtee boys and girls played some fantastic hurling in the warm conditions. They played Arravale Rovers, Golden and Lattin on the day.

Medals for all after a great days hurling and captain for the day Robbie McGrath accepted the trophy for the Galtee boys and girls.

Congratulation to both of our U14 footballers who were selected to play with the Tipperary County U14 football squad. Both Shane Ryan at full forward and Jake Flannery at centre forward, played their hearts out last weekend. Beating Clare and Cork saw them reach the tournament final but they were beaten by Kerry in the final. Well done to both lads who represented their club with pride at county level.

Clonbeg Pattern

The 2013 Clonbeg Pattern will take place from July 19 to 21 in Clonbeg Church, featuring, on Friday, Pageant outdoors, Aherlow Gospel Choir, on Saturday and Sunday exhibition of household and farming memorabilia in the church. Special guest on Sunday is Fr Liam Lawton who will give a performance at 4pm. Brochures is all local shops. 06256331 for more details.

Club Ceoil

The weekly Club Ceoil in the Glen of Aherlow is in Ballyglass House Hotel this Thursday, July 18, and will continue every Thursday night until August 22. Club Ceoil is a nigh of music, song and dance with all local and visiting performers, everybody is welcome to attend either to perform or just enjoy a social night out. Club Ceoil runs from 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

Bansha Celtic FC

We held our first summer camp last week and it could not have gone better. The weather helped but the 52 children all enjoyed the mini leagues and the games of cricket, volleyball, rounders and other activities.

We would like to thank Kevin Roche for his help with delivering to the pitch the rolls and drinks each lunch time, also Michael Cussen who donated the Miwadi to keep the lads cool. We finished the week with our awards on Friday night where we gave out medals and awards for last season. We need to thank Paul the Butcher, Kevin Roche and Bill Daly who sponsored the awards.

Training has started up for the Juniors, anyone interested in playing for a B Team, training will be on Wednesday at 7.30pm in Celtic Park or ring Gerald Egan on 0868157895.

Knock Pilgrimage

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will be on Sunday, August 4, names can be given to Nora or Kitty at both churches.

Church Notices

The annual Mass in Killaldriffe cemetery will be on Monday, July 22, at 7.30pm and in Bansha Cemetery on Tuesday, July 23, at 7.30pm.

Thanks for contributions to collection last weekend for support of the Archbishop and Priests of the Diocese.


Burncourt Gathering Festival

One weekend down, another to go as Burncourt Gathering Festival continues. With the Pop Up Museum last Saturday, Burncourt stepped back 100 years. The well thought out recreation and visual representation of life gone by was viewed with great appreciation by all who visited the exhibition. The backdrops of what would have been a room in Shanbally Castle and of a farmhouse of 100 years ago framed a wonderful collection of photographs and memorabilia, featuring several aspects of life as it was then, which had several visitors in the hall for hours, such was the appeal. Jimmy’s Treasure Hut in the community back yard had a real curiosity value with endless debate as to the purpose of many of the items on display and again proved popular with people of all ages.

With Paddy Crowe the farrier, Ned Lonregan the wood turner and Mary O’Brien the bread maker all contributed to a wonderful display in the grounds of Burncourt Community Hall. This with John McMahon and horse and carriage as he spent several hours transporting families to a life gone by with trips to and from the Castle.

The barbecue with Carmel and the new crew Evelyn and Kathleen and the Ice Cream Parlour with Margaret and her helpers ensured that all were fed. This project would not have been possible without an enormous amount of background work thanks to the Curator of this Pop Up Space Michael Leonard, to CES Supervisor Michael Fennessy and the Burncourt CES employees who did trojan work in preparing the Hall, to Burncourt Gathering Committee. To Marie McMahon and her crew from South Tipperary County Museum for their help and cooperation and to Colours and Supermacs, Mitchelstown. A huge thank you to all who so generously provided the memorabilia for the exhibition- it was definitely a memorable occasion and set the tone for what promises to be a great Gathering Festival.

The atmosphere continued on Sunday afternoon with the Pedal Power Tractor Run to Burncourt Castle. It was a wonderful sight as families gathered and picnicked in glorious sunshine under the atmospheric ruins of Burncourt Castle.

A talk on the history of the Castle by Rose Cleary, some face painting and the Leprechaun and Chicken all contributed to a great community afternoon. Well done to the winners for the best tractors Katie Butler and Ollie Walsh. Much appreciation to Dickie and Siobhan Maher and family for their wonderful hospitality.

The Festival Continues

Friday, July 18, Medieval Banquet - Come along to what promises to be a night of great fun, food and entertainment. The local drama group is presently being very creative in devising some of the entertainment for the evening. It appears that the Everard family are set to make a return to reclaim the castle; one can only anticipate what the outcome will be. You will be able to dine like the Lords of the Castle but bring your own preferred drink.

It would be great if people could come in Medieval Dress but this is optional. Tickets are €15 and the advice is get your ticket now. Tickets available from Maureen Creed’s Shop or contact 0876967661.

Sunday,July 21, Traditional Field Day - Again this promises to be a great family day with plenty of activity. There will be GAA Hurling, Football and Camogie matches, races for all ages, Tug of War, traditional crafts, herbalist, and art exhibition.

There will be an Archery Display from Galtee Valley Extreme activities and a Falconry Display from Animal Magic, an Obstacle Course and more. A highlight of this year’s Field Day will be the recreation of a Fulacht Fia a Bronze Age Cooking Site and A Pig on the Spit. As always there will time for the cup of tea and plenty of chat and hopefully the sun will continue to shine.


Welcome Home

To Monsignor Willie Oliver O’Neill, Savana and Lower Ballykiveen, who is spending time with his brother Michael and sister Nuala and catching up on all his friends. Enjoy your stay Fr. Willie.

Big Money Game

Brilliant to a see a man from Cappa on the panel on Saturday night last, Ned Morrissey who was playing for his brother and scooped €39,000 and a holiday. More luck to you and enjoy spending it.

Cemetery Mass

Great to see such a big crowd at the Cappawhite cemetery mass on such a beautiful evening and much thanks to all who contributed so generously to the basket collection. It takes money to maintain the ground inside and outside.


To Tipperary Mid West Community Radio who opened their new premises officially on Saturday last. The big occasion was so well attended; it showed how much the local radio is appreciated by all. Good luck for many years.

21st Birthdays

Congratulations to Marguerite Meagher, Glassdrum, who celebrated her 21st recently with a bash in Coughlan’s Lounge and afterwards to the house where they celebrated into the early hours! Congratulations also to Sean Ryan (C), Ballybrack who celebrated his 21st at the Ponda Rosa on Saturday night last. Cheers for many more happy birthdays to you both is the sincere wish of your family and many friends.

Baby Boy

Congratulations to Dr. Laurence and Sinead Bowles, Dublin and Tipperary, who had their first baby boy, named Conor last week. Laurence’s grandfather came from Knockane and Sinead’s grandmother still lives hail and hearty in the Cresent.

Rest in Peace

Mary Kate

A large crowd attended the funeral of Mary Kate Fahy, Moher East, on Saturday and Sunday last. In her 100th year what a celebration of her long life and she really did live it to the full, and enjoyed every bit of it. She was a legend.

Mary Kate died in her lovely home, as she’d have liked, so well looked after by her daughters, Sr. Nora, Mary Jo and Annie who gave her full attention day and night especially for the past year or so, Peggy too travelled from Dublin twice a week to see her Mam as did Denis.

So sincere sympathy to one and all the Fahy family and may God reward you for your kindness. Mary Kate was interred with her late husband Johnnie in the old cemetery Cappawhite. “May Jesus have mercy on her soul”.

Much Thanks

To all who supported the Gym Run/Walk last week to all who helped in any way, all who made sandwiches and helped gave out water, it was all appreciated. The day was a great success, many thanks.

Community Text Alert

Next meeting of Cappawhite Community Text Alert takes place on thursday, July 24, starting at 8pm sharp, in the Resource Centre, Cappawhite. All parishioners are asked to attend.

Anyone who has not joint the Text Alert can do so at anytime, by calling The Multeen Office for a Form with your contribution of €10 per household. Any outstanding dues can be dropped into the office in Main Street.

The text alert has proven to be a great success in the past few months. Superintendent Nicholas McGrath and Liaison Officer Garda Mick O’Mahoney will address the meeting.