You will know we are starting to head for the long dark evenings when you read that badminton is resuming in the Scout Centre, Dundrum, from Monday, September 2.

You will know we are starting to head for the long dark evenings when you read that badminton is resuming in the Scout Centre, Dundrum, from Monday, September 2.

There is no better way to shorten those nights, have a bit of craic and maybe get a little fitter than take up badminton. The club nights are Monday and Thursday from 8pm and new members are very welcome and badly needed to ensure the survival of the club

Dexter Gathering

The first Dundrum International Dexter Gathering will take place in Dundrum from August 20 to 22.

Tuesday, August 20: Event opening, welcome drinks reception and dinner in Dundrum house hotel showcasing Dexter beef, the best of local and organic produce and live entertainment.

Wednesday, August 21: The republic of Ireland’s first ever stock show and judging of Dexter cattle. Also featuring the Kerry and Irish Moiled breeds of native cattle and Kerry Bog Ponies. Dexter presentations with contributors from Ireland and overseas. Unveiling of sign honouring the Dexter’s historic association with Dundrum. The Dexter village gathering in the historic Dundrum village centre. Evening entertainment in the old village with fun activities, local food and music

Thursday, August 22: Dexter farm walk and guided cultural tour of the surrounding area. Dexter gourmet lunch event in Killenure castle, a historic seat of the O’Dwyer clan. Dexter presentations with contributors from Ireland and overseas. Festival closing at Austie’s Irish music night in Dundrum house hotel

To book your accommodation and Dexter Dinner as a package please contact Dundrum House Hotel 06271116 or email reservations@dundrumhousehotel.ie. To book tickets for the Dexter Dinner only contact Michele Crowe

06271717 or email michele_crowe@hotmail.com. For the Killenure Castle Gourmet Dexter Lunch Eavaun 06271498 or 0876402664. To book online see www.killenure.com.

Follow us at www.thegatheringireland.com/dundrumdexter and www.dextercattle.ie Visit us on Facebook at The 1st International Dundrum Dexter Cattle Gathering

Kickham GAA

Junior (A) Hurling: Our junior A hurlers played very well and held off a spirited Emly side to win on the score of 0-18 to 1-14 in this must win game in Annacarty on Sunday last.

Best Wishes: We wish clubman Fergal Horgan and his officials the very best when he takes charge of the All Ireland minor hurling semi final between Limerick and Galway on Sunday next in Croke Park.

West Final: the Kickham club hosted the West senior hurling final between Clonoulty Rossmore and Eire Og Annacarty Donohill in Pairc Ui Ciocaim on Saturday last. We would like to sincerely thank all those who helped out in any way to make the night such a great success. Particularly field caretakers, the stewards, programme and lotto sellers, sound system supplier, the catering ladies, the advertisers in our match programme and you the GAA supporter for turning out in such large numbers for what was a cracking game. We congratulate Eire Og on their long awaited victory and commiserate with Clonoulty Rossmore on the end of a long unbeaten final run.

Juvenile GAA

U12 Hurling: We had two U12 teams taking part in West finals on Sunday evening in Annacarty. The U12 panel have had a great year so far winning the Co (A) Football crown earlier in the Summer, and we had four teams contesting the West hurling semi final stage at A B C and D levels, with the A and B teams progressing to their respective finals. It was hoped that both teams would be successful with the A’s starting as favourites against Cashel and the B’s facing a daunting task against an unbeaten Emly side. Well both teams hurled out of their skins on the night and were deserving winners. They are both out in Co. Semi final action this coming weekend so your support would be greatly appreciated.