Football - The conditions may have been deplorable but our under 21 footballers and our senior footballers served up two fine performances over the weekend with a draw on Sunday being scant reward for all their great efforts. On Saturday in Sean Treacy Park we played the Emly/Treacy’s combo in Round five of the West championship. With both sides in the semis it was hard to know who learned more from this encounter but the team in red showed plenty of spirit, particularly into the wind, before losing out on a scoreline of 2-6 to 0-7. This weekend these teams go head to head in the semi-final and we wish Taffy and his charges all the best. On Sunday morning our senior footballers played host to Moyne-Templetuohy in round three of the county Premier league. For most of the game it was the visitors who led with the aid of three green flags. To their credit Bansha stuck to their task and kept picking off their points to level the scores at the end, 3-4 to 1-10


At the February club meeting it was decided that the following rates would apply for club membership in 2013. Adult membership would continue to cost €30 while the juvenile, student and under 21 rate would be €15. It is now a matter of urgency that all players are fully paid up.


The Society will hold its first outing of the year is on Saturday, March 23, in Tipperary Golf Course. Format is Scramble: Tee time 11.50am - 12.50pm. Anybody interested please contact any committee member.

A weekend away is arranged for April 26 to 28, in Treacy’s Hotel, Waterford City. Two nights B & B and one evening meal is €99 per person sharing. Saturday and Sunday Golf at Faithlegg Golf club €50 per person for two rounds. Anybody interested contact Ger Dineen 06254182 or Brian Shiels 0876695016.


Preschool are having their first Pyjama day. National Pyjama Day has been run by Early Childhood Ireland for 10 years and they have raised money for children’s charities in Ireland. We are hoping to make a social occasion out of the day with the parents gathering for a mini breakfast before going home time. We at Bansha Preschool are also holding an open day on Tuesday, March 19, from 2pm to 3pm, in conjunction with the National School who are having their open day for new pupils at the same time.


A used clothing collection in aid of St Augustine Parish, Kitui, Kenya on Thursday, March 14, between 9.30am and 12noon, all clean and dry adults or children’s clothing, also shoes, bed lined, curtains and towels please.