The monthly meeting of Our Lady’s Sodality will be held on Monday, February 25. Mass in Knockavilla church at 7.30pm.


Community Text Alert - All the proposed sites for the road signs have now been identified and passed by the County Council. The committee will be erecting almost 30 road signs throughout the parish highlighting this scheme. The committee are also offering the opportunity to any farmers, businesses or householders the chance to purchase “text alert” polyboard signs for their own use to erect on their properties. If you are interested contact any committee member in your area or phone the Community Alert phone before Friday, February 22.


The annual primary schools table quiz will take place in Knockavilla hall on Friday next, February 22, at 7.45pm. There have been a lot of inquiries from all local schools, so the committee are expecting a large turnout. The quiz caters for two categories, 3rd and 4th class group will compete for the community shield, while the winners of the 5th and 6th class category will take home the Michael Breen perpetual trophy. Each team member of the winning teams will also receive a trophy for their efforts.Doors open from 7.15pm. Tables of four for E12.


We had a great turn out for the two cycles last week and we will be leaving the venue at 9am on Sunday for a 60km and a 30km. Any one who is still looking to order the club jersey please contact Milo, Mike or Philip. We have a few female members and would like more, just log onto cycle Ireland web site and follow link Raparee cycle club or turn up on Sunday morning, all are welcome. We would like to congratulate our two Raparees PJ Collins and Frank Ryan on their two wins in the recent GAA fundraiser “bust up in the ballroom.” It must be all those hours they spent in the saddle that helped them to look a level above the rest.


Knockavilla NS Parents Association are holding a table quiz in The Venue on Saturday, March 2, at 9pm. Table of four €40. WHITE COLLAR BOXING

What a night was had by all who attended the “Bust Up in The Ballroom” last Saturday night in Dundrum House Hotel. The boxers, corner men, supporters and all those who helped out in any way on the night were a credit to both Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams and Clonoulty Rossmore GAA clubs. On behalf of the Kickhams we would like to sincerely thank all our sponsors and all who turned up and supported on the night to make the whole event such a wonderful success. We also thank Clonoulty Rossmore for coming on board for this novel fundraising idea. A special thanks to the organising committee for their work in getting this event off the ground.


An art exhibition by local artists will be opened by the pride of Tipperary Aoife O’Meara in the Venue, Dundrum House Hotel on Wednesday, February 27, at 8pm. A number of paintings and other items of art donated by local artists will be for sale for hospice. There will be a cheese and wine reception. The charge on the night of €5 will go to South Tipperary hospice. Come along and enjoy this exhibition and support a very worthy cause.