Kilsheelan Kilcash



The AGM of the Club took place on February 26. Officers and committee elected - President: Attracta O’Reilly, Hon Secretary: Rosie Murphy, Hon Treasurer: John Tobin, Vice President Cathal Boland, Asst. Secretary Mary Jo Kehoe. Committee: Lisa Bartley, Rose Holohan, Andrea Ryan, Elaine Walsh, Donald Binchy, Eddie Holohan, Ebbie O’Reilly, Stanley O’Reilly, Johnny Purcell and Richard Roche Nagle.


In the third round of the Adult County League we had to give best to Eire Og-Annacarthy. Best of luck to the Minor Footballers as they begin their championship against Moyle Rovers in Fethard next Saturday at 3pm. The U12 team opened their Premier Games Division 2 Football championship with a trip to Clonmel Og, teams ended all square. Next outing in this competition is at home to Grangemockler on Monday, March 18.

The County Board have organised an All County Table Quiz next Friday. The local heat will be Robinson’s and it is vital that everyone is in their seats by 9pm as the quiz will begin in all centres at that time.


We are having an Easter Hamper Draw. €2 a line. Children’s School Quiz Friday, March 22. All schools will be notified. Tommy Cahill Darts Tournament winners were Martin Sheen and Willie McGarry with Archie Morrissey and Noel Halloran as runners up. Thanks to Paddy for use of his premises. Walks continue on Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 10.40am.


On Monday, February 18, Peg Murphy was laid to rest in her beloved Kilcash. Peg was synonymous with life in Kilcash, through her involvement in the Church, the Drama Group, the game of cards and particularly her long and loyal service to the Community Centre, since its beginning. Peg was never found wanting when something needed doing and was an ever willing worker for the advancement of her local community. May the green sod of Kilcash rest lightly on her.


Accumulator concludes Wednesday, March 13, final two nights March 20 and 27 benefit nights for three groups: Kilcash National School, Kilcash Tidy Towns and Kilcash Ladies Club.


Sympathy is expressed to Eric and Geraldine Gavigan, Poulakerry, on the passing of Eric’s dad, Eamon Gavigan. For years Eamon Gavigan was an institution in this parish as he protected first his country, then his home town of Clonmel and the village of Kilsheelan being a member of An Garda Siochána. Eamon was by any standards a formidable prospect should one consider breaking the law and having to deal with him. He ruled with a stern, unyielding authority that was simply not for bending. His fairness in all matters saw him stand out among his peers and his pursuit of those breaking the law was relentless. His appointment to Kilsheelan village possibly brought out the best in him as his contribution went far and above the call of duty. His involvement in the local Tidy Town movement saw him serve on all the officer positions and his work ethic saw him willingly give freely of his spare time right throughout each summer. His idea to bring the famous cart and old lady to the village proved to be a worldwide hit with photographs on display all over the globe. Eamon had a unique method of increasing the number of volunteers. He simply requested your presence for a particular task and if one contemplated the thought of rejecting the voluntary request, well this was but a fleeting moment in the volunteer’s mind as such a rejection would not be warmly received. Eamon was a great worker for this area and his incredibly sharp mind at all times saw him rule with prevention as he could anticipate trouble before it happened. His contribution to the parish of Kilsheelan-Kilcash has been immense and every time one travels the Carrick road out of Kilsheelan and admire the beautiful colourful trees here, we can utter a prayer of thanks to Eamon Gavigan as he was the one who organised these and many other lasting features.

Sincere sympathy to Fr Bill Carey on the loss of his brother Tommy during the week and also the Burke family Ballyglasheen on the tragic death of Agnes’s nephew in a road accident last weekend.