Community News - Kilsheelan, Lattin/Cullen, Mitchelstown, Mullinahone

Kilsheelan Kilcash

Kilsheelan Kilcash

Kilcash Ladies Club

Open night on November 7. Guest speaker will be Garda Pat Kelly talking about personal and home security at 8pm in Kilcash Community Hall.


Our U21 hurlers had to share the spoils with Anner Gaels on a scoreline of 0-10 each when they met in Mullinahone.

Well done to Paudie O’Keeffe who won the Score Prediction. In joint second were Richard Browne/Liam Butler and Josie Hughes, while Anne Ryan was third and Mullinavegas Syndicate in fourth place.

Kilcash Community Centre
With the completion of the recent improvement work at our Community Centre, Autumn-Winter activity has now fully resumed. The Annual November Sale has been a valuable fund-raiser for the Hall over the years and we are confident that this year’s event, on Sunday, November 24, will live up to expectations. Your support for the sale can be shown by donating goods and items or/and coming along on the day and being involved. Raffle for valuable Christmas Hamper and other great prizes on the day. Proceedings get under way at 2pm. 
Killurney Sports & Social Club
The next date on our calendar is most important because it is our main fundraiser to fund the expenses of the upkeep and running of the Hall - the Annual Bring and Buy Sale on November 17 at 2.30pm. Committee meeting, November 11, 8.15pm.

Kilsheelan Tidy Towns
There was a good turn out of local residents at our AGM which resulted in interesting discussions on the way forward. Chairman, Tommy Lonergan, praised all the volunteers who had contributed to the award of a bronze medal for the second year running. The Silver Medal or even the Gold Medal is within our grasp, let’s make it happen and more important, let us as a community continue to keep our village tidy and picturesque for our own pleasure. Our sponsors continue to give generously, despite the present economic situation and we are grateful. Projects for the coming year include work on the riverside garden, river access, amenities, wild life paths and trails and signage. Cllr Michael Murphy has been a great help throughout the year for which we are grateful.


Tom Gleeson’s recent passing was met with genuine sadness across the community. Living in Kilsheelan village for the past 10 years, one would think Tom grew up in the area given the way both he and his wife Vourneen immersed themselves totally in the local community. Originally from Glengoole and working in London from 1962-2003, Tom, a wonderful and balanced debater, never shirked from challenging what was accepted as the norm. Tom loved the area around Kilsheelan, adored the walks by the river with his dogs, valued each and everyone along with the environment and was instrumental following the demise of the poor wretched horse in the river Suir some years ago to ensure this abuse of animals would cease, at least in his adopted community. His love of nature, culture and literature brought out in Tom a deep appreciation of the natural views available to everyone in Kilsheelan village. The erection of the commercial centre and its height was something he could not come to terms with as it interfered with the natural view of the local hills. How often Tom would muse if only it was a single storey building, the current businesses contained within would be encouraged to develop the centre in conjunction with the ideals of the excellent local Tidy Town group. Tom spent the best part of his working life with Aer Lingus having worked up the ranks to become manager of passenger services with the airline in Heathrow. Tom’s presence in everything he was engaged with was clear; he was the natural leader. It was Aer Lingus that brought Tom and Vourneen together. When they first met in 1968, Tom was so taken with Vourneen’s natural good looks and her gentle ways that they were soon married in 1969, and went on to share a wonderful life together. Vourneen’s organisational ability perfectly complimented Tom’s principled but compassionate view of life and how one should live. A noted hurler in his day for Thurles Sarsfields and two All-Ireland minor hurling medals to his credit with Tipperary, Tom was the proud winning captain of the Harty cup in 1956, a very rare occurrence. Tom was asked in 2009 to address the then crop as they attempted to emulate he and his comrades. Tom was thrilled with the request and whatever he said must have been inspirational as success was achieved and the cup returned to Thurles after 50 years.

Tom and Vourneen made wonderful and lasting friendships since they came to Kilsheelan. One of Tom’s best friends was the late Johnny Fahy, they shared their love of song, gardening, the river Suir, poetry, enjoying a good conversation and debate. Tom often would compose a poem on his journey back from London with whatever was the current topic of interest especially in Kilsheelan much to the appreciation of Johnny. Tom’s honest and decent approach to life and people will remain in the hearts of our local community whenever we speak of dignified friends. Above all Tom was one true genuine friend. We greatly miss Tom, a gentleman to the core, much loved by all he knew, we express our sympathy to his wife Vourneen, his sons Brian, Niall, Thomas, to his brother Tony, all the Gleeson family and Tom’s wide circle of friends. May he rest in peace.

Lattin Cullen

Recent Death

The death occurred peacefully at Tipperary General Hospital, of Celia Murphy, Lattin, formerly of Duncummin, Emly. She is survived by her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, other relatives and friends. Following Requiem Mass in the Church of the Assumption, Lattin, burial took place in Emly Cemetery.

Coffee Morning

There will be a coffee morning/cake sale/raffle in the Cannon Ryan GAA Hall, Lattin on Wednesday, November 13, from 10am to 1pm. Mary Jo Heffernan has held this event for the last couple of years and looks forward to welcoming everyone on the day. All proceeds will go directly to South Tipperary Hospice.

Tidy Towns

Cullen Tidy Towns Committee have organised a fund raising raffle with some great prizes. Tickets, €5 each or a book of three for €10, available from any committee member and local outlets. The draw will take place in Dawson Bar, Cullen on Saturday, November 30, at 9pm.

Gun Club

ELCO Gun Club held a very successful race night in Thurles Greyhound Stadium recently. The winner of the €500 Buster prize was Ann Fitzgerald, Giant Grave, Clonmel. The club would like to thank local landowners on whose lands 400 adult pheasants were released in mid October.


Cullen-Lattin B team were defeated by Two Mile Borris’ second team last Sunday. The final score was 3 -2. Next Sunday the A team travel to Burncourt for a 2pm kick-off in the second round of the Munster Junior Cup and the B team will play Bansha Celtic at 11am in Knockane.On Saturday, the U12 B team play in Pallas at 11am, the U14s and 16s are both at home to Charleville and Ballylanders, respectively.


Ladies Football: Well done to the U16s who beat Fethard last weekend in a very exciting game of football on both sides in A Competition Summer League Final. We are always looking for help on and off the field so think about it for next season. County Final: Commiserations to Aherlow Gaels who were defeated in the County Senior Football Final last Sunday.


Footballers In Co Final
After the disappointment of losing to Kanturk in the Co JAFC final three years ago Mitchelstown Junior A side are back in another Co final. On Saturday in Pairc Ui Rinn they overcame Glenbower Rovers by 0-11 to 0-8. This Sunday they face St. Colm’s in the Co final in Pairc Ui Rinn.

Christmas Cookery

St Fanahan’s College Parent’s Council will hold a Christmas Cookery Food Demonstration on Friday, November 15, in the Firgrove Hotel 8pm. The demonstration will be given by O’Crualaoi’s Butchers and Delicatessan Fermoy. Tickets €10 from O’Crualaoi’s, Farrell’s Centra Mitchelstown or the Office at St Fanahan’s College.

Comhaltas AGM

Mitchelstown Comhaltas will hold their AGM this Thursday, November 7, in the Ozanam Centre, Mitchelstown 8.30pm

Concern Fast

Mitchelstown Branch Concern will hold their 12 hour Fast in Mitchelstown on Friday, November 15.

The Late John O’Sullivan
The death occurred on October 29 of John O’Sullivan, Ballinamona. The late John was well known locally. Remains arrived at Mitchelstown Church on Wednesday. Requiem Mass and burial took place on Thursday. Interment took place in Brigown New Cemetery. There was a good sized attendance. To his sister Mary, relatives and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


Parish News

November Cemetery Prayers will be said in the church yard and in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Killaghy, on Sunday, November 10. Churchyard 3pm and Killaghy 3.30pm. Cemetery prayers Sunday, November 17: Kilvemnon 2.30pm, Isertkieran 3pm and Modeshill 3.30pm.


Congratulations to Barry (John) Croke, Mullinahone P.O and Emily Anne Skube, U.S.A. who were married recently.

Table Quizes

A table quiz in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association will take place in Scruffy Duffys, Callan, on Friday, November 8, at 9pm. Table of four €20. Another table quiz will be held in T.J. Macs on Friday, November 15, at 9pm, in aid of tidy towns.


Our U21 hurlers GAA game against Ballybacon was postponed last weekend. The game is now expected to take place this coming weekend. The November monthly meeting of C.J. Kickhams GAA Club was postponed on Friday last. It will be re-arranged. A special GAA workshop will take place next weekend. Further details available to members later in the week.