Kilsheelan Kilcash



Killurney Schools Quiz takes place in the hall this Friday night, March 30, commencing at 8pm. Schools in the area and beyond have been notified so hopefully we will have a good turn out.

The winner of our Easter Hamper raffle will be drawn in the hall this Friday night after the schools quiz. Last chance to get your tickets so contact any committee member.


Darts enthusiasts should keep Saturday, April 14, free. The annual Tommy Cahill Memorial Dart Tournament will be played in Robinsons, commencing at 8pm. Open draw, ‘money in, money out’. Come along for a good night out.


It was with a feeling of shock and sadness that we awoke to the news last Tuesday morning that James Holohan had passed away after an illness bravely borne. James was a hugely influential figure in our Club since he joined the committee a quarter of a century ago. His dedication to and love for the Club were unequalled. Always willing, he would turn his hand to any task. In the mid 90’s, he and Bridget married and she joined us on the Committee, and what a team they made. He held the Chairmanship of the Club on four separate occasions, his last term coinciding with major renovation of the hall. He was immensely proud of the work done and the efficient way with which the finance was raised. His passing leaves an enormous void on our Committee. We will miss his huge dedication, and also the man himself – his sense of humour and his genuine warmth. To Bridget, and to Kathleen, Sheila, Vera and Eddie, the Club extends its deepest condolences.


This past week will always be remembered as such a sad event with the passing of James Holohan, Ballyknockane. Most people within the parish were still trying to come to terms with the news that James was seriously ill. When the news broke that James had passed away, disbelief filled the air and it is difficult to imagine life in the parish without the presence of James. His involvement in all aspects of community life in the parish and most especially his beloved GAA club along with Killurney Sports and Social club was immense. Gambonsfield church was filled to overflowing on both Wednesday evening and Thursday morning with a number of guards of honour marking James’s huge contribution to society. We express our deepest sympathy to James’s wife Brigid, to his sisters Vera, Kathleen, Sheila and to his brother Eddie and all respective families.


On behalf of the Kilsheelan/ Kilcash GAA club, I would like to express our thanks to everybody who helped in the organisation of Jim Holohan’s funeral - our secretary and dear friend. Special thanks to the Gardai, Kilsheelan Stud, Kilsheelan Community Club, Kilsheelan soccer club, and of course all the ladies who helped with the catering.

Jim will be sadly missed not alone by the club, but by the entire community. We offer our sincere condolences to his wife Bridget, and all the Holohan family.