Community News ... Grange, Grangemockler, Kilsheelan/Kilcash

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Cards continue in the Community Hall every Wednesday evening. All are welcome.


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Cards continue in the Community Hall every Wednesday evening. All are welcome.


Mattie McGrath TD will hold a public meeting in Cahir House Hotel on Tuesday, October 29, at 8pm to highlight awareness about the proposal to erect pylons and overhead powerlines throughout South Tipperary.


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Grangemockler Ballyneale


Well done to our u10 hurlers who competed in South Championship Blitz last Sunday. They played Mullinahone, Fethard, Clonmel Og and Kilsheelan. Well done boys and girls, this sees the end of the u10 hurling season and a special thank you to mentors Kieran, Patsy, Andrew, Seamus and Jimmy. The u10 footballers will take part in Johnny Cummins Memorial Tournament this weekend in Ardfinnan.

U21 Football: Grangemockler –Davin lost to Kilsheelan on Saturday last in rd 1, they play Anner Gaels this Saturday in Monroe at 2pm in rd 2.

Red Cross Appeal

The Irish Red Cross need your support for Syrian Refugees, Fundraising in the Community Hall Grangemockler on Sunday October 27, after 10am Mass. Cake Sale (need you to bake), local craft and produce, anything at home to donate (not wanted) etc.

Knitting and Stitching Show
At the RDS October 31 to November 3. A bus will travel to the show on 31st. For further details contact Maria Landy 051648279

Killenaule Moyglass Ladies Soccer
Last weekend the Senior Team played Tipperary in a practice game winning 5-0. Roisin O’Regan and Edel O’Dwyer scored in the first half. Edel, Sophie Meehan and Jane Anne McEvitt scoring in the second and Hannah Stapleton saved a penalty early in the second half. The girls play College Corinthians from Cork in the Munster Senior Cup Semi final on Sunday at 3pm in Scoil Ruain. All support welcome. Best wishes to Tipperary in the Junior Semi Final against Bruff. 
The U14 team lost to Cashel 2-0 on Saturday but had to use some U12 playerst. The U10 team had a great game with Tipperary Town before the senior game on Sunday. Killenaule Juvenile Club
The following are the managers selected at our recent AGM. U16 Tomas Shelly, U14 Joe O’Dwyer and U12 Declan Ryan. Congrats to our junior team on their south final victory over Cahir last Saturday. The now progress to a county semi final where they will meet the north champions. The team contained a nice mixture of veterans and some of our up and coming talent. It was great to see some of our recent juveniles involved, namely James Doyle, Martin Fennelly, Mark Doyle, Billy Barrett and Robbie Blake.
With activity on the field over for the year, it doesn’t mean your hurley should be put away for a couple of months. We encourage parents to get their children outside for a few pucks whenever the opportunity arises. Every house has a gable end so get them out practising the skills and have them ready for next season.

Scoil Ruáin News
Student Trips: The 6th Year Agricultural Science class got the year off to a start by visiting the farm of Jim and Teresa White, winners of the National Heifer Rearing Competition 2013. During the course of the visit, the students had the opportunity to see a practical application of theory already gained in the classroom. All 6th year students were given the opportunity to attend the Higher Options Careers exhibition held in the RDS where they had the chance to engage with representatives from universities, colleges and education institutions from Ireland, the UK and beyond. 
Munster Camogie Champions: Congratulations to our U16 camogie team who were crowned Munster champions at the Munster inter-schools Camogie blitz at Loreto Secondary School, Fermoy, on Wednesday, October 2. Having won their first two games they received a walk-over in the third match and faced the host side in the final where they were comprehensive winners with a final score of 8-4 to 3-4. 
First Year Celebration: On Thursday, October 10, an evening of celebration in Scoil Ruáin marked the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of our first year students. 
1st Year Hurling Blitz Round 1: The 1st years got their hurling season off to a winning start by winning both games in Round 1 of the county hurling blitz. The first game against Presentation Balingarry was keenly contested. The Scoil Ruáin boys dominated around the middle with Daragh Lynch, Paudie Maher and Conor Harrington being particularly impressive. Points from Lynch, Maher and Pauric O’Brien put the Killenaule team in a strong position and when Brian Maher popped up for a goal it effectively finished the Balingarry challenge. The second game against Thurles CBS was more straight forward with Scoil Ruáin dominating the game from start to finish. Some great points were taken from Darragh Lynch (2) and Brian Maher. Lynch was also responsible for the first goal when a speculative lob from a free went straight to the net. Eoin McGarry finished the contest with a well taken goal late into the second half.
Girls’ Basketball: Our cadet and senior girls’ basketball teams have competed in two league games so far this year, having met teams from Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry, and Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Cahir. The senior girls’ team enjoyed success over the Ballingarry side in the game played in the Scoil Ruáin Sports Hall. 
Joseph and his Dreamcoat’: Final rehearsals are underway for the Scoil Ruáin production of ‘Joseph and his Dreamcoat’ which will be performed in the school on October 22, 23 and 24. Auditions for the cast took place earlier in the year and rehearsals have been on-going since early September. Tickets €5 per person are available from the school on 0529156332, pre-booking is essential. 
5K Run: Scoil Ruáin is organising a 5K run on Sunday, November 10. Proceeds of the walk will be shared between The Irish Cancer Society and Scoil Ruáin and the event is open to runners and walkers. The entry fee is €10 with chip timing available for all participants who register online at 
Senior Hurling: Our senior hurling team has reached the quarter final of the Munster Colleges’ ‘D’ championship having beaten teams from Middleton and Carrigaline in games played since early September.

Kilsheelan Kilcash

Harvest Thanksgiving 
The Harvest Thanksgiving Masses will take place this Saturday (26th) in Kilsheelan at 6.15pm and on Sunday (27th) at 10am Mass in Kilcash. Local groups will be invited to join in the offertory of gifts and prayers of the faithful. Containers will be left in both churches for your gifts of non-perishable goods. These will be distributed locally by St Vincent De Paul.

November Remembrance
The special Mass and remembrance ceremony for those bereaved since November 2, 2012, will be celebrated on Saturday in Kilsheelan at 6.15pm and Kilcash at 10am on Sunday. Closest relatives will be contacted in the meantime.


The U21 hurling team began their campaign in the “B” competition against Grangemockler-Davins in Mullinahone. This was a good display and they were victorious on a scoreline of 2-16 to 0-8. See Match Report.

Following their success in the South championship a large crowd made their way to Holycross for the U16 Hurling County Final where the opposition was Portroe. Kilsheelan were beaten by just two points and can be very proud of their performance. We would like to thank the Moyle Rovers Club for the use of their facilities for training over the last few weeks for both Minor and U16. We also wish Pat O’Connor a speedy recovery to good health.

Kilsheelan NS bowed out of their Division in the Cumann Na mBunscoil Football competition. In a close fought South Semi Final, their opponents Upperchurch were more clinical and efficient with their use of the ball, while Kilsheelan lived to regret their wasted opportunities and missed out on a place in the Final by just two points.

Kilcash girl’s team had a more positive result in their Semi Final, overcoming Ayle to book their place in the South Final, having been level at half time. A great achievement for a team in its first year

Tidy Towns
The AGM will be held in the Community Hall (K-Plan) at 8pm on Wednesday, October 30. Significant progress has been made over the last few years in the national competition with Bronze Medal status achieved in the last two. Additional support is required to build on this progress as a few points more will again see Kilsheelan challenging for top spot in the country. There is of course the real benefit of keeping our village well maintained and a beautiful place in which to live. Kilcash Ladies Club

Our next meeting takes place this Thursday, October 24, at 8pm in Kilcash Community Centre.

Aviva Stars

Congratulations to our three young stars who played with Clonmel Celtic in the Aviva at half time during the Irish international. They won all of their games and the traumatic Semi Final game which went to penalties was so tense that many parents could not bear to watch. Up stepped Michael Ryan and coolly slotted home his spot kick and with a surname as Ryan in our parish, sport is guaranteed to be in his blood; Conor Neville who in true Conor fashion blasted his penalty to the top corner of the net. Conor’s godfather is none other than our own James Kehoe who achieved so much in his playing career. A few weeks ago at the juvenile GAA training on Friday evening, Jim was home on holidays and thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle of Kilsheelan sportsfield full from end to end. When the U10 training finished, young Conor threw his hurley and bag to Jim and told him he could carry it home for him as he was his godfather! It was Jake French Davies who took the last penalty and as always with young Jake, you could put your house on him as he calmly sent his shot to the bottom corner of the net. Jake is a natural young sports star and it is over to his mother Claire now this week as she is competing in the Dublin city marathon. Well done to the three young boys.