Kilsheelan Kilcash



The draw for the Club members Spring League will take place this week. This competition is open to all members and is an excellent opportunity to kick off another playing season.


Our Club quartet are moving nicely in this competition and a couple of decent results in the final matches of the league section should ensure qualification for the knockout stages. Best of luck to Rose, Aoife, Peter and Richard.


A number of dedicated players, who play regularly would welcome greater competition. So if you fancy a game of squash and a chance to keep your fitness right, please put your name and contact number on the squash notice board.


As we move into a New Year renewals are now due and can be paid to any committee member.


The annual general meeting of the Club will take place in the Clubhouse on Tuesday, February 28, at 8pm.


The opening game of the year will take place next weekend when Kilsheelan take on Mullinahone in U/21 Football in Cloneen. Challenge matches have also being arranged. All mentors encourage players to attend training sessions in preparation for the championships. Prediction cards are due to be returned by February 1, so your co-operation would by appreciated in giving same to Jim Murphy or Jerry Kehoe as soon as possible please. This is a very important income for the Club so please complete one and you may win €E1,000. Congratulations to David Power on receiving the Sean Lyons Sports Executive Award last night at a function in the Minella.


The annual general meeting took place on Friday, January 27, with a very good turn out. Officers elected - Chairperson: Meadhbh Freaney, Secretary: Carol Gibbs, Treasurer: Noel Murphy, Child Protection officer: Hans Mallekoote. Hans gave a copy of the GAA code of behaviour to all present. Membership this year is €E20 per child for the first two and a cap of €E50 per family. Grading has taken place and all teams this year will compete in the “B” grade and we wish all the very best for the coming year. Mentors and Selectors will be named over the next few weeks. All associated with the Juvenile GAA Club send their very best wishes to both Bridget and James Holohan as Jim’s illness prevented his attendance at the AGM. Scor Na Paisti South Final will take place in GAA Centre on Sunday, February 5. This is for primary school children. Anyone interested please contact Carol Gibbs at (052) 6133316


(First Friday (3rd): A martyr Bishop from North Africa. Because of a tradition that he cured children with throat disease, throats are blessed on this day. Blessing at Masses in Kilsheelan at 9.30am and Kilcash at 7.30pm. Separate blessing in schools.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: Next meeting on Tuesday, February 7, at 8.30pm in the Parochial House.


Will be held in Kilsheelan after 6.15pm Mass on Saturday, February 4.


Diocesan Pilgrimage from June 6 to 11. Special needs pilgrims, or their carers, should apply to parish office or member of the Parish Council as soon as possible if they wish to be considered for financial support. (052) 6133118. Please see church posters for further information. Also the Irish Pilgrimage Trust supports young pilgrims with special needs wishing to go on the annual pilgrimage at Easter. Please contact (051) 646074. These applications need to be made very soon. Please check church posters on notice boards.

KILCASH READERS: 5/2: Marian O’Neill, 12/2: Margaret Twohig, 19/2: Joan Foley, 26/2: Mary O’Neill.


What will you do this year with your skills, your talent and your creative ideas and especially your “can do” attitude. Why not share some of your “can do” positive attitude with your local community. Kilsheelan is a pretty village and generally well kept and tidy thanks to a motley crew of Tidy Towns people, who do what they can, when they can, for the simple love of a nice living environment that benefits us all. You may only have an hour a month, or an hour a week or whatever, that’s great and still valuable. There are several new projects starting this year and even plans afoot for a “plaza type area” as a focus for the village. Come along and put your suggestions in the suggestion box if you prefer. If living in a neat pretty village means something to you, then come along to our AGM on Tuesday, February 7, at 8pm in the Community Hall and show your support. Thanking you in advance - your Tidy Towns Community team.


The next meeting which will be the A.G.M. and will be held on Wednesday, February 8, at the Kilsheelan Community Centre from 2pm to 4pm. All members are requested to attend and new members are always very welcome. Looking forward to meeting with all of you and many thanks for all of your support during our first year.


Fitness classes in the centre on Monday evenings and also Saturday mornings at 10am. Bingo on Friday evenings at 8.30pm. Thursday evening is the youth night and a very big thank you to all of the parents for their donations of games and other accessories during the past year. Ferryhouse complex is booked for the youth group on Saturday evenings and this is very well attended. Thank you to all those parents who come along and supervise.