Community News - Around the Villages



Local Lotto:

Three match three winners last week: Emily Spillane, Noreen Cuddihy and Philip Collum. Luck dip winner Buddy ‘Dwyer, voucher to be spent at Glanbia Garden Centre. This week’s jackpot stands at €8,400, draw in Nagles.

Community Weekend:

Unfortunately it is not possible to hold our planned community weekend in late August but instead some activities will take place at different times. Not to disappoint all bingo lovers, the monster bingo will definitely go ahead at a later date, ample notice will be given. All the extra prize money will still be on offer, so please make room in your handbags for all that extra cash you hope to win.

BBQ: Will take place on Sunday August 4th (Bank holiday weekend) in conjunction with the Teckers challenge on the KPLAN Community site. A whole range of activities will take place and if you think you are good at kicking a football, well kindly arrive and take up the Tecker’s challenge to test your skill. Entry for this competition is €5 which involves six different football skills. Challenges are for U/14, U/18 and Junior - please see local posters.


In the final round of the County Senior Football championship they took on Loughmore-Castleiney in Boherlahan. The experienced opposition proved too strong but they are now qualified for the Quarter Finals and will have to concentrate their efforts and hope to advance in this competition. See Match Report.

The Intermediate hurlers will play in the Final of the Clonea Hurling Tournament next Sunday evening in Clonea at 7.30pm

The U/14 hurlers drew with Clerihan and had to give best to Killenaule last week and will take on Mullinahone this Thursday.

The U/12’s played their second match in Group 2 of the Premier Games Hurling competition against Killenaule who led by 2-1 at the break. Kilsheelan upped their game in the second half and played very well, losing by just two points.

They will play Clerihan at home this Thursday in the Semi Final. The Group 4 team will be away to Fr Sheehys this friday evening in the Quarter Final at 7.30pm and the winners will be in action in the Semi Final on Monday 5th.

The U/16’s will begin their campaign when they take on Carrick Davins at home on Monday August 5th at 7pm.

The Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp in Kilsheelan ran from Monday to Friday last week. 75 children registered, from ages 6 to 13, and had roughly even numbers in each age range. On Monday a lot of excited young people rushed through the gates and were delighted to see our own local Inter County players Bill and Paul Maher among the coaching staff.

On Tuesday we had a visit from Tipp FM, who brought along Tipperary County hurler Kieran Bergin. Kieran spent time with each group, giving advice and answering questions. There was also a long puck competition involving the Tipp FM DJs, Kieran Bergin, Bill Maher, County Board Chairman and local man Sean Nugent, and our Juvenile Chairperson (and All-Ireland camogie winner) Meadhbh Freaney. Cheered on by the children, Bill won out. Later on the same day, the children had a visit from Tipperary ladies footballer Niamh Lonergan. Wednesday saw the young players receive their kits - a bag, shorts, socks and a jersey and the village was awash with red and white.

On Thursday we had another Inter County visitor in camogie player Cora Hennessy, who again spent time with each group. Both the visits of Cora and Niamh were of particular interest to our girls group, which numbered 23 in all - our biggest group of the week. The camp finished up with the children getting treats for all their hard work.

A huge amount of thanks and respect has to go to Noel Russell and his coaching team of Dara, Tom, Lorraine, Maeve and Bill, who all made the camp such fun that the children did not even realise they were learning new skills.

We also had Aoife Cosgrave and Paul Maher helping out, and again massive thanks to them, and to Meadhbh Freaney, who was there every day, organising, helping and cleaning up. Finally well done to everyone who took part - hopefully all enjoyed it and will be back next year.

We wish Paul Maher and the Tipperary Minor Football team well in the Quarter Final against Monaghan next weekend. Congratulations to Liam Corcoran who won €500 and Joe Lyons Knockrathkelly on winning €200 in the July County Draw.

Killurney Sports & Social Club:

Walks continue each Wednesday evening - meeting at 7pm at the Hall. All are welcome. A reminder of our Harvest Fare on Sunday September 15th - if anyone wants a Schedule of Events check our facebook page or contact any committee member and they will provide you with same. We are expecting a lot of entries for our novelty event entitled “A sculpture made of Potatoes” which is sponsored by O’Donnell Crisps.


Our deepest sympathy is expressed to the family and neighbours of our late great friend, Joe Grinsell. A gentleman to his fingertips, the incredible numbers who turned up for his removal and guard of honour bore testimony to his popularity.

A most gentle of souls, he was an all round sportsman, a natural swimmer and perhaps best known for his participation in so many races, irrespective where the run was, there was Joe in his own inimitable style and always keeping that little burst in reserve to burn off any opposition over those last difficult 200 yards.

It won’t be the same running over the coming months, as Joe’s absence will be noted and felt by all. There is scarcely a road, a footpath or a boreen in South Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and even further afield that Joe did not leave his gentle mark on with him always willing to support any kind of a race that any group held.

He was a great supporter of the Kilsheelan 10Km and indeed he even ran the inaugural five miler in Clerihan the night before he passed away. A great friend, he simply could never do enough for you. May he rest in peace.


Ballylooby National School Fundraiser

The parent’s association of Ballylooby NS wish to thank all those who supported our recent draw in aid of the school. Congratulations to Billy Coffey who was the lucky winner of the €100 supervalu voucher prize. We would sincerely like to thank the staff and management of Dolan’s Supervalu, Cahir for their help and support over the three day period of the draw in their store.

We also wish to thank the Parents and friends of the school who gave so generously of their time during the fine weather to sell the tickets for us. The draw was very well supported and the funds raised will go towards the continuing refurbishment of our school

Irish Heart Foundation
A church gate collection in aid of the Irish Heart foundation will be taken up in our parish this weekend 3rd/4th of August. Your generosity will be much appreciated
Ballylooby/Castlegrace GAA Development Draw. 
Lotto Draw on Monday July 15th no jackpot winner. Lucky numbers drawn were 2, 11, 16 & 20 Four match three winners will receive €50 each: Kathleen O’Donnell, Mary O’Donnell, Karen O’Brien and Mary O’Neill Next week’s jackpot €2,400 Thank you for your support.

Ballylooby/Castlegrace Juvenile GAA Card Drive
Card Drive is held in Ballylooby Hall every Monday night at 8.30 followed by light refreshments
Ballylooby Vintage Day
The organising committee are busy organising the Annual Vintage Day that will be held in Ballylooby (usual venue) in three weeks Sunday 25th August.

Duhill Gala and Fundraising Day
Duhill Gala Day, the last round up of the family parish days which will take place on Sunday 15th September (usual venue).

Thanks from Nancy and David Walsh
The recent Afternoon tea organised by Nancy and David Walsh raised €558. in aid of Temple Street Hospital and Ethiopia Aid. Your generosity was much appreciated


Pecaun’s Mass

The annual Mass at St Pecaun’s will be on Monday August 5th at 7pm and will be followed by the annual Pattern and Sports. All welcome to attend

Club Ceoil

The weekly Club Ceoil in the Glen of Aherlow is in Nellie’s Bar, Bansha this Thursday August 1st 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.

Glen 5K

A 5K Walk & Run in the Glen of Aherlow on Saturday August 10th at 4pm, registration will open in Lisvarrinane Community centre from 2.30pm, entries on the day.

Knock Pilgrimage

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

Lough Derg Pilgrimage

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg is on Saturday August 10th – 12th, bus will depart from Kingston’s Tipperary at 5.30am on the 10th and return on Monday 12th. Details from Mary Hennessey; Tel: 062 71243 or 087 6220772

Church Notices

The annual Peters Pence Collection will be taken up next weekend, this collection enables the Holy father to support churches in the poorest places of the world.


Ladies football

The club would like to thank everyone who supported the five mile road race which was a huge success,

We had 253 registered runners and walkers who made their way around the village in beautiful conditions,

There was a brilliant atmosphere and buzz in the village for the whole event with the whole community coming out and supporting.

This was a great community effort and the Club would like to thank everyone who helped to make this event such a success. The Post Race refreshments were greatly appreciated by everyone and the two water stations on the course were also very much appreciated by everyone.

Our under 12 team attended a blitz in county Waterford and really enjoyed the day and won all three games. Well done to the girls

and parents who made the effort to travel down.