Weekly Notes 2008


2812: Happy New Year everyone. Hope you have secured your Score Prediction Card and are working on it. If not it only costs €20 with the chance of winning a top prize of €1,000 with €500 also in runners up prizes. You can secure a Card from Keith O’Brien Jerry or James.

13/12: We congratulate Sean Nugent on being the first Kilsheelan man to hold the position of County Vice Chairman. This is testament to his efficiency and commitment over many years. We wish you well Sean.

Score Prediction Sheets are ideal for that man in your life for Christmas and are available now for just €20 from Keith O’Brien, Jerry Kehoe and James Holohan and remember the top prize is again €1,000 – what better investment.

If you would prefer something more historical why not purchase a copy of The South Board History. These are available both in hard back and soft back from the Secretary or David Power.

6/12: We wish Sean Nugent the best of luck next Sunday at County Convention when he will be seeking the position of Vice Chairman. Sean’s record and experience in administration at South and County level gives him the perfect CV for the job. The role of Vice Chairman would give him a number of new responsibilities and challenges which we know he would take on with great enthusiasm and acquit himself well.

Score Prediction Sheets are being sold now at a cost of just €20 with the chance of winning a first prize of €1,000. This is an interesting challenge for all Sports enthusiasts so get your sheet from Keith O’Brien, Jerry Kehoe or James Holohan without delay. Why not make it a stocking filler for that sports mad man of yours!!

Congrats to recent winners in the County Board Draw held last Friday night. Winners were €600 to Jim Hennessy Kilsheelan and €200 each to Denis Mc Carthy Graigue and Jerry Kehoe Ballydine.

30/11: The Club AGM took place on Saturday night last with a fair sized attendance present. However, it was disappointing to see so many players marked absent. In the Secretary’s report it was noted that operating at Minor and U/21 level proved difficult due to small panels and the situation was further worsened due to injuries and on occasions players of tender age had to be drafted in. On the football front the general feeling was that a much greater commitment is required if we are to take home silverware.

Chairman Jerry Kehoe thanked all for their input in the Club. He also appealed for more help on match days and for grass cutting duties. There was also a concern at the condition of the pitch especially in poor weather, the feeling was expressed that we were too lenient with it when it was requested. It is now getting a well earned rest and it is also an opportunity to re-sod the goalmouths. In the Spring the pitch will be sanded and spiked weather permitting. Treasurer, Michael Dempsey gave a very detailed account of our finances showing them to be in a healthy state. He also added that money accruing from the County Draw was our main source of income and more subscribers should be sought when it recommences in May. Affiliations and Selection Committees were discussed and will be finalised at the adjourned convention on Monday 15th December. Officers & Committee: Presidents: Tom Larkin, Billy Stokes, Jim Morrissey, Rev Fr Bill Carey PP and Rev James O’Donoghue CC. Chairman; Jerry Kehoe, Vice Chairmen: Dan O’Connor & David Power, Secretary & PRO: James Holohan, Asst Secretary: Bridget Holohan, Treasurer & Co Draw Co-Ordinator: Michael Dempsey. Committee: Peter Moore, Jim Cahill, Peter O’Connell, Jim Healy, Carol Gibbs, Johnny Fitzpatrick, Tommy Lonergan, Kevin Kelly, Brian Connolly and Noel Murphy Co Board Rep: Tommy Lonergan, Co Football Board Rep: David Power.

The Score Prediction was also launched at the meeting. Keith O’Brien organized this last year for the first time and it proved very successful. The format of the fund raiser is. One is given a Sheet with 30 varied sporting questions of multiple choice and the one with the most points at the end will be declared the winner. This is a must for all sports fans. Cards are available at €20 each with a prize fund of €1,500 – the winner will get €1,000.

At present we have 420 members in the County Draw and as a gesture of our appreciation it is customary to raffle 5 Christmas Hampers at this time. Congrats to the following lucky winners: Kitty O’Dwyer Ormond Stores, Tommy & Eoin Ryan Ballyglasheen, Michael Dempsey Cregg Road, Carrick On Suir, Johnny Delahunty Park Road, Kilsheelan and Brendan Mc Mahon, Dublin.

The Clonmel High School had a great win in the U/14 County Final last Thursday against a very good Templemore CBS. Right from the start the players really got stuck in and at half time they were two points up. In the second half Templemore really came at them but with great defending by the backs and goalie, three of whom were Kilsheelan-Kilcash players namely Tadgh Lonergan, Eoin Kehoe and Sean Ryan, they kept the Templemore attack under control.

At the end of normal time the teams were level so extra time had to be played. In this period the High School scored three more points and conceded none to win by a score of 0-13 to 1-7. This is only the second time in their history that they have won this competition. So well done to all the team. Other Kilsheelan players involved were Riain Connolly and Kevin Guiry.

16/11: Congratulations to John Donovan who received his Sean Gael Award recently. It was a very proud moment for John. It was also very pleasing for him to see so many from the Club in attendance at the presentation in Cashel. This was indeed an appropriate acknowledgment of his contribution to the Club over the years.

Congratulations to David Power who has been appointed County Minor Football Manager for 2009. Best of luck David.

Mass for deceased members of the Club will be offered at 8.30am on Sunday November 30th in Gambonsfield. The Annual General Meeting of the Senior Club will take place in the Clubhouse on Saturday 29th November at 7pm. This is your opportunity to express your opinion on any issue relating to the Club and we invite to come along. We would ask anyone interested in looking after the preparation of teams in any capacity to contact any Club Officer in the next week or two.

9/11: We extend the Club’s sympathy to the family of John Ryan late of Ballyglasheen who died recently. John played with the Club, a tradition that was carried on by his sons and presently by his grandsons. Condolences to Tom Butler a prominent member of Juvenile Club, whose mother also died recently.

3/11: Sean Gael Award for John: Down through the years there were many great players and administrators who gave outstanding service to their Club. With the passage of time their exploits would go unnoticed especially by the younger generation. Credit the County Board who some years ago set about rectifying this, with the initiation of a Scheme called the Sean Gael Awards to be presented to those veterans.

This week we salute our own John Donovan who was one of those who will have this honour bestowed on him. John came from Killurney and began learning the skills of gaelic games in the playground of the local National School. He had good company in the Coffey, Morrissey and Keyes families, and not forgetting Dick Strang, who were instrumental in putting our Club on an upward curve. He lined out with the Junior Hurling team in 1957 and for many years his best position was at midfield John’s motto was “pull first time and let the ball do the work” and he also adopted this approach to the football team very effectively.

Success on the field was slow to come. His persistence paid off in 1964 when he captained the team to win the South Title for the first time. In the County Semi Final they were unlucky to lose to the Donie Nealon led Burgess side who went on to easily win the Title. In the same year he also helped Kilsheelan to victory in the Junior Football championship. For some years after he was a permanent fixture on the team in both codes and also captained the 1970 Intermediate Hurling winning team.

When his career was over he turned to coaching and played a big part in further successes on the hurling field. He was also a Selector with the Kilsheelan Fethard combination namely St Augustines culminating in winning the South Senior Title in 1982 when they defeated the Mossie & Brian Carroll led St Mary’s side. John’s skills in coaching also went further afield and he went on the serve a number of Clubs in this capacity even outside the County.

Indeed, one could say, that John was a most versatile sportsman. In the early ‘60’s road walking races were very popular. Clonmel Athletic Club were the instigators. In his first race over an eleven mile circuit, from Clonmel to Kilsheelan and Gambonsfield and back to Clonmel he came home in 3rd place out of eighteen starters. Now bitten by the bug he took part in a twenty six mile event and was a clear winner. This was followed by a three day race which attracted a large number of competitors. John won two of the stages and at the end of the gruelling event he had twelve minutes to spare over his nearest rival. In the following years he travelled all over the country and in doing so he took home a large number of trophies.

Later still he took an interest in ladies football which was in its infancy and he formed a team locally which included girls from Killurney, Kilsheelan, Ballypatrick, Ballyneale and Killusty areas. John played his part in getting this sport on a firm footing in the County. When Tipperary won their first ever All Ireland Title in 1974 John was a Selector/Coach. He held similar positions when they repeated this success in 1975 and 1980. Once again John showed his versatility and was in great demand to referee matches both far and near.

Thankfully John is still hale and hearty and continues to farm in Thorneybridge. A great man to reminisce about those great days and he could talk into the night as if time stood still. From this small insight, it is quite obvious that he is a very worthy recipient. The presentation will take place at Bru Bru in Cashel on this Sunday 9th November at 6pm. Anybody who would like to attend this event should contact Miceal O Meara at 052 22929 immediately as tickets are limited. Congratulations John and enjoy the celebrations.

26/10: On Sunday last all roads led to Monroe for the County Intermediate Football Final. Following the South Final result we were confident of turning the tables on the Clonmel side this time but unfortunately it was not to be. The cross field winds spoiled the game as a spectacle in the first half. When the wind died down for the second half the standard from both sides improved considerably. Our lads gave it all over the hour and despite defeat we thank them for their efforts throughout the year. We also thank their mentors and the large crowd that travelled to support the team. Congrats to Clonmel Og on their victory. In the second half they were the better side and deserved their victory..

Last week’s Golden Goal came in the 2nd minute. This brings down the curtain on this competition for this year and we thank all those who supported us week in week out all year.

The Score Prediction has now come to a conclusion and we congratulate the winner Tadgh Lonergan and runner-ups Eoin & John Kehoe, Rodger O’Dwyer and Maeve Cahill. The format was to predict the winners in a wide variety of sports. When presented with his prize, Tadgh was asked who would he predict to win next year’s County Intermediate Football championship but he declined to comment!! We thank Keith O’Brien for introducing this innovative way of fundraising and for his efforts for its duration. We thank all of you for your participation and you can check your final score on kilsheelankilcash@tipperary.gaa.ie.

On the 17th of October New Inn came to the village of Kilsheelan to face Kilsheelan N.S. in the Semi-Final of the school football championship. Kilsheelan put up a brave fight in the second half especially but unfortunately could not catch the New Inn team who won by 9-7 to 4-5.. Paul Maher our mid fielder scored 3-3 and had an outstanding game. Well done to the team on reaching the Semi-Final and better luck next year.

19/10: Well done to our Intermediate Footballers following their win over Golden-Kilfeacle last Sunday. In the first half they had to play against a strong wind and they were also faced a physically stronger team. In the first quarter they gave as good as they got. The wind then died down but it was the West side that led by two points at the interval. In the second half the team received a boost when Eddie Sweeney goaled in the 42nd minute and in a cliff hanging finish they held on for a one point win.

This Sunday is County Final Day. On the corresponding day last year our team that won the County Senior Football Title in 1968 and 72 were honoured by the County Board. Since then we have been trying to win a County adult Title and this is our chance when they take on Clonmel Og. The town side will go into this match as favourites having defeated Kilsheelan in the South Final. If we are to upset the odds we will need a major improvement on last Sunday if we are to achieve our ambitions. Once again we encourage a large number of supporters to travel to cheer them on. Best of luck to all involved.

12/10: Playing under lights in October is a yardstick of how successful a Club is. Happily, we are in this position as we prepare for a County Semi Final. This match will take place in Ardfinnan on Sunday 19th October at 12noon where our opponents will be Golden-Kilfeacle. To date our support for our team is growing with each match and for Sunday next we hope ever increasing numbers from the parish will make the short trip to Ardfinnan to cheer them on.

The Golden minute last week was the 10th. This week the competition is based on our own Intermediate Football game via Golden in Ardfinnan.

5/10: When news broke early on Sunday morning last that William Robinson had passed away it created a great shock in the parish and far beyond. William was well known in many circles but it was in GAA affairs that he left his biggest mark. We extend our sympathy to his son Liam, daughter, Roisin, sister Marie, extended family and many friends. Full obituary later. The County Semi Final against Golden, due to played this weekend, has been postponed until Sunday 19th October as a mark of respect.

In the County Intermediate Football Quarter Final under lights at New Inn recently Kilsheelan quickly found themselves four points down and not playing well. When questions were asked each player took responsibility and by half time the margin was down to two points. In the second half they kept Upperchurch-Drombane to just one point. Midway through the half they went ahead. However, it was not all plain sailing and in the end they held out for a three point win. Well done to all but if we have any ambitions of taking this Title we will have to step up a number of gears.

Congrats to Mary Fitzpatrick on wining the golden Goal last week. This week's competiiton will be based on the Senior Hurling Semi Final Replay between Thurles Sarsfields and Clonoulty-Rossmore.

28/9: Congrats to Jill Gleeson who is the latest Golden Goal winner. The Golden minute in the Ladies Football Final was the 3rd.

Congratulations to our lady footballers on their thrilling victory over Clare in the All Ireland Intermediate Final in Croke Park last Sunday. Early in the second half they went four points down and it was looking ominous for them. For the remainder of the game they dug deep and their style and determination was a joy to watch and they were worthy winners in the end.

14/9: Our Junior Football team lost to Clonmel Og by four points in the “B” Semi Final. The defence held out well against the wind in the first half but unfortunately they were unable to turn this to their advantage in the second half. We had fine displays here from some of the veterans notably William Larkin who was outstanding at centre half back. There were also good displays from Dan O’Connor, Christy Ryan and Eddie O’Connell starred at midfield with his high fielding a feature. However, our attack never really clicked to get the necessary scores to win the game. A good effort was out into this competition and we thank John Larkin, Johnny Fitzpatrick, Martin Ormonde and Roger Doyle.

Our Intermediate Football is the only team left in competition. We will play the mid Tipp winners on Sunday 28th September at a venue to be arranged.

A fleece jacket was left in the dressingroom following the Junior Football match in Monroe, if it belongs to you, please contact Johnny Fitzpatrick to collect same.

Congrats to Mick Hallman who was a recent winner in the Golden Goal. Last week’s Golden minute was the 14th. Next week we will base the competition on the All Ireland Football Final.

The recent untimely death of Frankie Murphy saddened us all. While he did not play for us, he was a keen follower of the Club and indeed County when health permitted. He served as Treasurer and later on the Committee for a number of years. Up to the end he maintained his link with the Club and was still a Promoter for the County GAA Draw. As a mark of respect a minutes silence was observed at the Kilsheelan V Clonmel Og game on Wednesday night last. Thanks to the large numbers who participated in the guard of honour on Thursday evening. We extend our sympathy to Breda and his extended family.

When the news filtered through of the death of Frank Murphy it came as a great shock to one and all. Frank was born in Poulakerry, just below Kilsheelan village. From an early age he had a fascination with electronic technology and it was no surprise that it is in this area he spent a large part of his working life. He commenced working in Cork for an American company called Measurex where he was engaged in servicing computer systems. They were also contracted to Medite and Frankie saw this as an opportunity to move nearer home.

As time went on he met Breda and they set up home in Killurney and he integrated very well in the community there. He was a much respected figure who went about his daily activities in his own quite way. In the mid ‘80’s he began to suffer ill health and this took its toll on his quality of life and meant he had to cease working. In recent years following further deterioration of his health Frankie still never complained and accepted this cross with exceptional dignity.

On the social side he enjoyed nothing better than a night out wherever there was music and he loved the craic. He went to Kilcash for the Progressive 25 on Wednesday nights for many years. He also loved the Table Quizzes. He was very knowledgeable and a valuable member of many a team.

To his partner Breda, sisters Teresa and Kathleen and extended family our thoughts are with you at his sad time. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to the Ryan Family, Ballyglasheen on the tragic death of Ita’s brother in New York during the week.

7/9: In the South Intermediate Football Final our lads almost pulled off a shock victory against all the odds. Last week was a turbulent one for our Club. Something we hope we will never be forced to experience again and our Club members should know the facts.

Our dressing rooms on training nights resembled emergency Ward 10 or indeed a Physio clinic as tired bodies ravaged by injuries sought the solace of healing hands. Struggling with a small panel also added to our problems. A very genuine request for a postponement of the Final fell on deaf ears. Failing to turn up would have meant elimination from the County Quarter Finals. However, realising the consequences, a much weakened team took to the field and acquitted themselves well. It was inevitable that playing injured players would take its toll in the second half and defeat was our lot by the narrowest of margins. With the County Quarter Finals taking place on the last weekend of the month we hope our team will have recovered from these injuries.

The Golden minute in the All Ireland Hurling Final was the 21st and the lucky winner was Jerry Kehoe. Next week our competition will be based on the All Ireland U21 Hurling Final between Tipperary and Kilkenny.

Having won an All Ireland Hurling medal 50 years ago a presentation was made to Tom Larkin to mark the occasion. The significance of this event can best be exemplified by the large crowd who turned up to honour him on a night of nostalgia. Congrats Tom.

31/8: The Intermediate Football team made no mistake this time in their replay with Ballyporeen in Cahir. Their defensive frailties on the last occasion were addressed this time and apart from one fine save by David Power their goal remained intact. The game would have been sewn up earlier had they availed of a number of goal chances. However, in an overall context it was a good team effort and well done to all involved.

Congrats to Peter Moore on winning last week’s Golden Goal. This week the winning minute is the 49th. Of course next week’s will be run on the All Ireland Hurling Final. On that score we wish our neighbours from across the river the very best of luck against the cats.

24/8:  Well done to our Intermediate Football team who had to come from behind to force a draw with Ballyporeen. All seemed lost coming up to the closing minutes but in this period the side put up a very determined effort and deserved another day out. While we did’nt win, in the circumstances, we can consider the glass half full rather than half empty. The replay is likely to take place this Saturday evening. We had good vocal support for the drawn match and hopefully numbers will increase for the next day.

Last week’s Golden minute was the 14th. This week’s competition is based on the Wexford V Tyrone Senior Football Semi Final. Congratulations to Sinead Crotty who won €200 in the County GAA Draw.

17/8: Our Intermediate Footballers travel to Cahir this Sunday to take on Ballyporeen in the Semi Final at 6.45pm. In the league stages Ballyporeen were much the stronger side and for this match they will carry the favourites tag. Kilsheelan-Kilcash are capable of upsetting the odds if they step up on recent form. We would encourage our supporters to turn out in large numbers and lend them your vocal support. Congrats to the latest Golden Goal winner who was Jean O’Connell. Last week’s the winning minute was 56. This week’s competition is based on the Cork V Kerry Football Semi Final.

10/8: Unbeaten after three matches our Junior Football team lost to Mullinahone by the narrowest of margins in the “B” championship. Due to holidays and injuries the team was much changed from the last outing. In the closing stages they had many chances to win this game but failed to take them. Despite this setback they look likely Semi Final qualifiers.

The Score Prediction competition has now reached an exciting stage. Long time leader Tadgh Lonergan’s lead has been shortened to three points and the heat is really on. With five events to go any one of 20 persons could win the top prize of €1,000.  The remaining events are Olympic 100 metres, the All Ireland Hurling, Football, Camogie and Ladies Football Finals. To check your progress log in to www.kilsheelankilcash.tipperary.gaa.ie.

Congratulations to committee member and player Keith O’Brien on his recent engagement to Maeve Cahill. We wish them every happiness together in the future.

Latest Golden Goal winner was Dermot Foley Carrick On Suir. Last week’s golden minute was the 29th. Next week’s competition will be based on the eagerly awaited All Ireland Hurling Semi Final.

We wish our team the best of luck in Croke Park on Sunday next.

3/8: The Intermediate football team had a seven point win over Moyle Rovers are now through to the Semi Finals. On this performance a major improvement will be required when they face their next opponents.

Recent winner of the Golden Goal was Anne Dempsey, Clonmel. Last week’s Golden Goal came in the 58th minute in the Kerry Monaghan clash. This week’s competition will be based on the Cork V Kilkenny clash.

Any members who require tickets (including family tickets) for the Tipp V Waterford match on August 17th please give your names to the Secretary at 33270 not later than Sunday 10th August. Tickets will be distributed on Tuesday night (12th) from 8pm – 8.30pm Any tickets not collected, without prior arrangement, will be returned to the Board on Thursday morning.

We would also remind members who request tickets for matches not involving Tipperary to do so well at least 10 days in advance of match date. The above arrangements regarding tickets will be strictly adhered to this year.

27/7: The Intermediate Football team took on Fr Sheehy’s at Newcastle – a win was vital if they were to reach the knockout stages. After a slow start our lads recovered and established a good lead by half time and won convincingly in the end. Their next fixture is this Sunday at 6.45pm when they take on Moyle Rovers in Ardfinnan.

The Junior Football team continued their winning ways with a seven point victory over Killenaule. They were much the better side in the first half. Goalkeeper Michael Dempsey had to retire with an injury but Roger Doyle was a capable replacement. Their next match is against Mullinahone and victory here would ensure qualification for the Semi Final.

20/7: Last week’s Golden Goal was scored in the 52nd minute in the Dublin V Wexford Leinster Final. This week’s competition will be based on the Waterford V Wexford Hurling Quarter Final.

This Sunday the South Senior Hurling Semi Finals will take place in Kilsheelan commencing at 5.45pm. This fixture will attract a large attendance and it is vital that as many members as possible be present to ensure the smooth running of the event.

13/7: The Junior Football team made it two wins from two outings when they defeated Ballyporeen by 0-9 to 0-5. This competition is often the poor relation but on this occasion credit must go to the team Management of John Larkin, Martin Ormonde, Johnny Fitzpatrick and Roger Doyle who have made a meaningful effort to get this team into shape. In the first half, despite playing against the wind, they were well on top. In the second half the tempo dropped considerably and they made heavy work of carving out a four point victory. Well done lads. You must keep up the effort if you are to succeed. The next game is against Killenaule in Fethard on Wednesday the 23rd July at 7.45pm.

Congrats to David Nugent who was last week’s winner of the Golden Goal. This week the lucky minute was 27 and the holder was Bridget Holohan. Next week’s competition will be based on the Dublin V Wexford Leinster Football Final.

Congratulations to the Tipperary team and Management on their victory over Clare in last Sunday’s Munster Hurling championship. Hard luck on our minors but all is not yet lost. Well done also to our own Eoin Kehoe who lined out for Tipperary in the Primary Go Game. Thanks to a Munster Council initiative, 22 of our Juveniles had a wonderful experience which was made all the sweeter when they saw their heros lift the Cup. Thanks to Carol, Ann and Michael for coordinating this.

6/7: Our Intermediate Hurling team lost to Cahir by 2-14 to 1-10. This result means that they cannot reach the knockout stages. The Intermediate Football team will play Grangemockler in Carrick on this Saturday night at 7pm.

Following update of the June Score Prediction Tadgh Lonergan has extended his lead to nine points. For those coming up behind all is not yet lost as there are still fourteen events to go. With nine of them taking place in July the scoreboard could change drastically at the next update. Check how you’re doing at www.kilsheelankilcash.tipperary.gaa.ie

Congrats to Alan Fahey who won last week’s Golden Goal. This week’s winning minute was the 14th. Next week’s competition will be based on the eagerly awaited Munster Final.

30/6: In their opening round of the Junior “B” Football championship Kilsheelan travelled to Ardfinnan to take on Fr Sheehy’s. Selectors Johnny Fitzpatrick, John Larkin and Martin Ormonde had the side well prepared. From an early stage it was obvious that Kilsheelan would be the likely winners. They had early points from Brian Connolly, Richard Crotty, Senan & Ciaran O’Halloran. Declan O’Brien shot an excellent goal from a ground shot from twenty metres. Two further points from Brian Connolly and one from Ciaran O’Halloran left Kilsheelan leading by 2-7 to 0-0 after twenty five minutes. One minute later Richard Crotty shot a goal while Brian Connolly tacked on a point. The Clogheen side did have a number of chances but the Kilsheelan defence held firm as they led at half time by 2-8 to 0-0.

In the second half Kilsheelan faced the wind which had lost much of its momentum. They had further points from Declan O’Brien, a goal by Brian Connolly after a good run by Damien Mc Carthy. The one way traffic continued. Brian Connolly had another goal. The points continued to tally. In the closing stages sub Jim Healy had another goal as Kilsheelan ran out winners by 5-17 to 0-1. Fr Sheehy’s only score came from a free for John O’Donnell near the end.

This was a very impressive performance by Kilsheelan with hardly a weak link on the side. A total on nine players got on the scoresheet. However a word of caution, the real test will come when they come up against more formidable sides. With a twenty five plus panel, places will be really up for grabs for the next outing.

TEAM: Michael Dempsey, Shane Prendergast, Christy Ryan, Peter O’Connell, William Larkin, Senan O’Halloran 0-1, Jason Fogarty 0-1, Darren Mc Carthy 0-1, Eddie O’Connell, Damien Cahill 0-2, Ross Larkin, Declan O’Brien 1-4, Brian Connolly 2-4, Richard Crotty 1-1 and Ciaran O’Halloran 0-3.

SUBS: Eoin Ryan (K) for Ciaran O’Halloran, Ciaran Gibbs for Brian Connolly, Jim Healy 1-0 for Richard Crotty,

Dan O’Connor for Christy Ryan and Derek Kennedy for Jason Fogarty.

Promoters are reminded that the third County Draw will take place on this Friday night and it would be appreciated if all returns were brought up to date as soon as possible.

Match Tickets: Any members who require tickets (including family tickets) for the Tipp V Clare Munster Final please give your names to the Secretary at 33270 not later than Monday 7th July. Tickets will be distributed on Wednesday night (9th) from 9.30 to 10pm at the Clubhouse. At a recent Club Meeting it was decided that any tickets not collected, without prior arrangement, will be returned to the Board on Thursday morning – no exceptions.

Last week’s Golden Goal was scored in the 7th minute and next week it will be based on the Munster Football Final Cork V Kerry.

22/6: Despite losing their third game in a row the Intermediate Hurling team gave an improved performance against Carrick Davins. This Saturday evening they will play Fethard in the next round.

In their third match in the Intermediate Football championship the team got back to winning ways with a comprehensive win over an understrength Commercials side. They need to continue in this vein if they are to reach the knockout stages.

The Golden Goal winner this week was John O’Brien who had the 13th minute. Next week the competition will be based on the Dublin Westmeath Leinster Football Semi Final.

Another former stalwart passed away last weekend. Jeb Tobin first arrived on the scene when he lined out with our Minor Football team that won the South Final in 1946. His skill was quickly acknowledged by the County Minor selectors when he lined out for Tipperary Minor Football team which lost to Cork in the Munster Semi Final in 1947. 1950 was a memorable year for him when he helped Kilsheelan to South and County honours. In the Semi Final at Ardfinnan, Kilsheelan defeated Ballyporeen. In the Final at Ballypatrick Kilsheelan defeated Drangan by 1-5 to 2-1 and in the County Semi Final they defeated Aherlow after a replay. Jeb lined out at midfield in the County Final, together with his brothers Rick and Paddy, as they triumphed by 1-5 to 1-4 over Loughmore Castleliney in Cashel. We extend our sympathy to his extended family.

15/6: Our Club will face a heavy programme of matches in the coming weeks. On this Friday the Intermediate Hurling team will take on Carrick Davins in Clonmel at 7.45. On Sunday at 7pm Intermediate Football team travel to Monroe to play Commercials. On Saturday 21st the Minor Hurling team will take on St Patrick’s in the opening round of the “B” championship in Monroe at 4pm. Check Fixtures for confirmation.

The Score Prediction has now been updated on our Website http://kilsheelankilcash @tipperary.gaa.ie and we must salute our U/12 player who is the leader at this stage. Those who know Tadgh Lonergan will be aware already that he has been a mastermind of all sports Well done Tadgh you are putting it up to your peers!!!  This weeks Golden Goal was in the 35th minute with the winner being James Holohan. Next weeks will be based on the Clare V Limerick clash. We extend our sympathy to Kathleen Mc Cauley and family on the recent death of Peter who served as a committee member for a number of years. When something needed to be fixed he was excellent to do a good job with the minimum of fuss.

8/6:  Congratulations to the Tipperary Intermediate and Senior Hurling teams on their victory over the Rebels on Sunday last. There was also a feel good factor in our Club where up to 200 enthusiasts from the parish made their way to Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Last week’s Golden Goal was in the 8th minute and the winner was Bridget Holohan. This week’s competition will be based on the Kilkenny V Offaly Leinster Hurling game.

25/5: Last call for those who wish to subscribe to the New County Draw and have not yet done so – contact any promoter as the New Draw begins on this Friday night (30th).

Last week’s Golden Goal winner was Michael Dempsey and this week’s lucky minute is 3. Next week’s competition will be based on the Waterford V Clare game.

Any members who require tickets (including family tickets) for the Tipp V Cork match on June 8th please give your names to the Secretary at 33270 not later than Monday 2nd June. Tickets will be distributed on Wednesday night (4th) from 9pm to 9.15pm. Any tickets not collected, without prior arrangement, will be returned to the Board on Thursday morning.

We would also remind members who request tickets for matches not involving Tipperary to do so well at least 10 days in advance of match date. The above arrangements regarding tickets will be strictly adhered to this year.

18/5: After early promise our Intermediate Hurling team were beaten by St Mary’s in their opening round of the championship. With six further matches to play there is ample time to get back on track. There is plenty of room for improvement and this can only be achieved on the training ground. Good to see our former full back Brian O’Donnell in attendance. He emigrated to Boston in the 90’s and continues to have a keen interest in Club affairs.

Last week the Golden Goal winner was Johnny Dempsey. This week’s lucky minute is 59.

Our Intermediate Hurling team open their campaign at Davin Park on this Saturday evening at 7.15pm when they take on St Mary’s. They will go into this game as underdogs but we hope they will get plenty of vocal support from the locality.

Last week’s lucky minute in the Golden Goal competition was No 7. This week’s competition will be based on the Galway V Roscommon SFC.

Congratulations to Adrian Walsh who was goalkeeper on the Carrick team who won the FAI Junior Cup recently.

4/5: Our Intermediate Football team were well beaten by Clonmel Og. This was a real eye-opener and greater attention to training will be needed if we are to get back on track. Fielding a team in the Minor Football championship has proven difficult due to a small panel while injuries are also taking their toll. Last week we had to give a walkover to St Patrick’s. On this occasion we were let down by a small number of players who failed to make their intentions known in advance.

27/4: Our Intermediate Football team open with a match against Clonmel Og on Friday 2nd May at Ned Hall Park. The Minor Football team are in action this Saturday against St Patrick’s.

Congrats to Tom Power Ballydine on being the first winner of the Golden Goal for this year. You can also be a winner if you purchase a ticket for €2 any week. The 2007/08 County GAA Draw has now reached its conclusion. Over the last twelve months we had luck on our side as one of our subscribers won a car and also a number of cash prizes were won. The money accrued from this Draw plays a large part in the day to day running of our Club and we sincerely thank everyone who supported us. The new Draw will start at the end of May. Each month there will be two cars on offer and not forgetting holidays, cash prizes and the weekly lotto. The subscription will remain at €10 per month or €100 for the year (two free draws included) and we look forward to your continued support. New subscribers are always welcome and you can contact any member of the committee for more details.

20/4: The Golden Goal has started once again and if you are the lucky person to have minute 33 in the League Final please contact Johnny Fitzpatrick for your prize. Next week’s competition will be based on the Kerry V Derry National Football League Final. Tickets are €2 each – Stop me and Buy one.

Congrats to the Tipperary hurlers on their thrilling victory over Galway last Sunday. When the chips were down they rose to the occasion. They are most deserving of their week in the Portugal sun. This win will add further interest to Tipperary’s clash with Cork in the championship in June and demand for tickets will be further driven. This is your cue to pay your membership as please take note only members of the Club will be considered for tickets.

The Club extends sympathy to the Fahey Family on the death of Johnny last week. His son Alan is a former player with the Club.

13/4: We extend our sympathy to the O’Connor Family on the death of Rita’s father during the past week. May he rest in peace.

6/4: Our Minor footballers took on Ardfinnan in the County League Division 2 Final at Newcastle. Hopes were high of repeating the victory of the league stages but Ardfinnan fielded a stronger side on this occasion which made all the difference as they won by a seven point margin. On Sunday morning they returned to Newcastle to take on Ballylooby-Castlegrace in the championship. Without being over impressive Kilsheelan led from start to finish. They never looked like losing and ran out comfortable winners.

31/3: In the Minor Football championship our side started well against Ballyporeen but were unable to turn their superiority into scores. Ballyporeen then took over and ran out winners by 5-11 to 2-8. In the Feile na nGael U/14 Football competition Kilsheelan led until the closing stages but Carrick Swan scored 2-1 in that period to run out narrow winners.

Ger Norris, Piltown won a Car in the recent County Draw. We congratulate him and also his promoter Tony Gleeson and Imelda Fitzpatrick also won €400 this month.

Our Score Prediction Competition is now up and running. You can follow your progress on our website www.kilsheelankilcash.tipperary.gaa.ie which will be updated monthly.

24/3: Our Minor Footballers start their championship campaign when they play Ballyporeen in Marlfield on Saturday 29th March at 5pm.

Score Prediction – The white flag has been raised and their off, well not quite. With Cheltenham over our Sports Prediction competition is off the ground. After the three racing questions 12 of our participants are on maximum 16 points. However, there is a long way to go for others to come into the reckoning. If you want to keep in touch with the scoreboard, why not visit our website www.kilsheelankilcash.tipperary.gaa.ie. This will be updated at the end of each month.

Just a Thought: In Ardfinnan last Sunday, Tipperary defeated Waterford in the Cadburys sponsored Munster Football Semi Final. It was announced over the public address that Tipperary left half back Brian Fox was named man of the match. One wonders did he receive an Easter Egg for his efforts!!

A Further Thought: When Tipperary took the field for their National Hurling League match with Laois in Cashel on Sunday one was immediately struck by the major change in the County Jersey. The shade of blue is far removed from the traditional colour while the design is also much changed. One would have to say it may not find favour with the County’s supporters.

16/3: Our Minor football team get their “B” championship underway with a match against Ballylooby in Ardfinnan at 5pm on Monday 24th March.

Congratulations to Pakie Larkin and Jane Ruth on their marriage last weekend – we wish you every happiness in your future together.

9/3: In the U/21 football championship an understrength Kilsheelan side lost to Cahir by 1-9 to 0-5. (See Match Report). This was our first ever competitive match under lights. An obvious question for a future quiz – Who was the first Kilsheelan player to score in a floodlit match? – answer is Ritchie Doyle.

Having already qualified for the Divisional 2 League Final our Minor footballers were at home to Ballylooby-Castlegrace in their remaining match. This also gave the Selectors an opportunity to give every player a run. In the opening half they played against the wind. Ballylooby had 1-1 on the board before Conor Murphy had Kilsheelan’s opening point after eleven minutes. Ballylooby went on to add two further points. Kilsheelan added points from Damien Mc Carthy and Donnchadh Corcoran. After fourteen minutes they drew level when Dean Mulcahy had a goal, his shot taking a deflection on the way. Damien Mc Carthy had three further points while Damien Dempsey added another. At the interval Kilsheelan led by 1-7 to 1-4. With a strong wind in their favour one would feel that an easy victory was in sight. However, it did not turn out that way. In a low key second half Kilsheelan remained in control. Further points from Damien Mc Carthy, Donnacha Lonergan and Riain O’Cuinneagain and a goal by Donnacha Lonergan helped them to victory to 2-11 to 1-6.

TEAM: Joseph Brennan, David Corcoran, Miceal Corcoran, Alex Harte, Martin O’Dwyer, David Ryan, Johnny Ormond, Damien Mc Carthy 0-6, Riain O’Cuinneagain 0-1, Dean Mulcahy 1-0, Damien Dempsey 0-1, Stephen Ahearne, Conor Murphy 0-1, Donnchadh Corcoran 0-1 and John Kehoe.

SUBS: Donnacha Lonergan 1-1 for Martin O’Dwyer, Kevin Larkin for Stephen Ahearne and Shane Columby for Donnchadh Corcoran.

Membership is now due for this year to Brian Connolly, Tommy Lonergan, Peter O’Connell, Keith Robinson or John Ryan at €50 for players, €30 for non players and €15 for students.

Juvenile membership is €25 per individual or €50 per family and should be paid as soon as possible to any Club Officer.

2/3: The Minor football team were at home to Golden-Kilfeacle in Division 2 of the County League. Victory in this match would mean a place in the League Final. Golden had first use of the wind but Kilsheelan set a marker from an early stage. A goal by Damien Mc Carthy after eighteen minutes put them on their way and at one stage led by 1-5 to 0-2. An understrength Golden side dominated the closing stages of the first half. Kilsheelan goalkeeper Joseph Brennan had to clear his lines on a number of occasions but at the interval it was Kilsheelan who led by 1-6 to 1-5. When play resumed Golden equalised and it looked as if Kilsheelan were going to have a battle on their hands. They knuckled down to the task with Miceal Corcoran starring at full back, Damien Mc Carthy and Donnchadh Corcoran had things much their own way at centre field, while upfront Donnacha Lonergan and Damien Dempsey ensured they got the required result. Kilsheelan had a couple of somewhat fortuitous goals and in the end won by a rather flattering scoreline of  5-14 to 1-6.

TEAM: Joseph Brennan, David Corcoran, Miceal Corcoran, Alex Harte, Riain O Cuinneagian, David Ryan, John Ormond, Damien Mc Carthy 3-5, Donnchadh Corcoran 0-2, Dean Mulcahy 1-0, Donnacha Lonergan 1-2, Stephen Ahearne 0-1, Martin O’Dwyer, Damien Dempsey 0-3 and John Kehoe 0-1.

In the U/21 Football championship we had to field understrength against Knockmealdown Gaels. At half time we were only a goal behind and were there with a fighting chance. However, our lads failed to sustain the effort and were well beaten in the end. They now have a second chance when they play Cahir at Ned Hall Park at 3pm this Saturday (8th).

Our U/21 Football team who won the “B” Title last year together with the minor players who helped Slievenamon win Division 1 of the County League were presented with their medals at a very enjoyable function on Friday night last. Guest of honour was former player Dick Strang who gave the players some words of encouragement before presenting them with their medals.

2/3: Calling all of you who have not returned your Score Prediction Card – the final date for receipt of completed cards is 9th March. All entries have to be with Keith O’Brien by that deadline.

The local Scor na Paisti competition to select our representatives for this year’s Divisional Final will take place in Kilcash Hall at 5.30pm on Monday 10th March. We would encourage parents to come out and support the competitors. This is always a very entertaining evening.

We congratulate Michael Power on his election as Treasurer of the Munster Council. We wish him every success in this post.

We extend our sympathy to Jim Strang and family on the death of his mother Kitty. In many ways Jim was never found wanting when it came to supporting the Club.

24/2:  Having won their opening matches our Minor Football team travelled to Cappawhite in search of a further brace of points. Due to injuries they had to field understrength. Cappawhite made the best possible start when they had a goal. Kilsheelan recovered quickly from this setback and they had goals themselves from Donnacha Lonergan, Damien Mc Carthy and Conor Murphy and led at half time by 3-3 to 1-1. In the second half they never looked like losing their grip on the game and a further goal by Donnacha Lonergan left them clear winners by 4-6 to 2-2. Cappawhite were the physically stronger side but Kilsheelan had the better footballers and deserved their victory.

Team: Joseph Brennan, David Corcoran, Miceal Corcoran, Alex Harte, David Ryan, Shane Columby, Kevin Larkin, Donnchadh Corcoran, Riain O Cuinneagain, Dean Mulcahy, Donnacha Lonergan 2-2, Martin O’Dwyer 0-1, Stephen Ahearne 0-1, Damien Mc Carthy 1-2 and Conor Murphy 1-0.

Next Sunday we are at home to Ballylooby at 12noon.

The Draw for all South Championship competitions were made recently. The following is Kilsheelan-Kilcash’s schedule for the coming months.

Minor Football “B”: Our opening game is against Ballylooby-Castlegrace. Further matches will follow against Ballyporeen, Killenaule, Cahir and St Patrick’s. The top two will qualify for the Semi Final along with the Group “B” qualifiers.

In U/21 Football “B” we meet Knockmealdown Gaels (which is a combination of Fr Sheehy’s, Newcastle and Ballylooby-Castlegrace). The winners go through to the next round while the losers get a second chance.

Junior Football “B”: We start with a match against Fr Sheehy’s. This will be followed by Newcastle, Mullinahone, Killenaule and Ballyporeen.

Intermediate Football: Our first match is against Clonmel Og. Further matches will follow against Commercials, Fr Sheehy’s, Moyle Rovers and Grangemockler. Matches will commence on the 1st June and the top four will go through to the Semi Finals.

Minor Hurling “B”: There are 2 groups. We are in Group “A”. Our opponents in the opening match are Ballylooby-Castlegrace followed by Ballyporeen, Killenaule, Cahir and St Patrick’s. U/21 Hurling “B”: We are drawn against St Patrick’s Gaels in the first round. The winners go through to the next round while the losers get a second chance.

Intermediate Hurling: We open with a match against County Champions and All Ireland Junior finalists Moyle Rovers. This will be followed by St Mary’s, Fr Sheehy’s, Cahir, Carrick Davins, Fethard and Ballyneale. The Championship will commence on the 20th April with the top four qualifying for the Semi Finals.

24/2: We extend our sympathy to former players Johnny & Eamon O’Driscoll on the death of their father.

17/2: County PRO Ed Donnelly is presently drawing up a list of those who captained teams who won County Titles in all grades down through the years. Is there anyone out there who could tell us who captained Kilsheelan when they won the County Senior Football Titles in 1930 and 1933? Any information would be most welcome contact secretary at 33270.

The Table Quiz in aid of the Juvenile club takes place in Robinson’s Lounge on this Friday night (22nd) at 9.15pm. Everyone is welcome and we would like to see parents and those interested in the Juveniles to come along and support. It is always a light-hearted night with the emphasis on fun and the questions will be varied and easy to suit all tastes. Tables of four still just €20.

In the County Minor Football League our team will be away to Cappawhite on Sunday next at 12noon.

The U/21 Football team will have their opening match in the “B” Championship most likely next Saturday – please confirm on fixtures elsewhere.

  10/2: We were away to Ardfinnan in the opening round of the County Minor Football League Division 2. Our lads got off to a great start     and well taken goals by Donnacha Lonergan and John Kehoe helped them to a half time lead of 3-2 to 1-1. A lsuperb second half goal by Damien Mc Carthy kept his side in control before eventually going on to win by 4-10 to 3-7.

TEAM: Joseph Brennan, Luke Hogan, Miceal Corcoran, Alex Harte, Shane Columby, David Ryan, Kevin Larkin, Donnchadh Corcoran, Riain O Cuinneagain, Dean Mulcahy, Donnacha Lonergan 2-3, John Kehoe 1-1, Conor Murphy 0-3, Damien Mc Carthy and Damien Dempsey.

10/2: Calling all Table Quiz Enthusiasts – The Annual Table Quiz in aid of the Juvenile Club will take place in Robinson’s Lounge on Friday 22nd February at 9.15pm. There will be questions to suit all tastes and the Quizmaster promises to keep them easy with the emphasis on fun and entertainment. As always the opening question will be on Juvenile affairs. Tables of four will be €20. This is usually a good night and we encourage all, in particular parents of our young players, to come along to support it.

3/2: Club activity on the playing fields will resume on Sunday next (10th) with a County Minor Football League game away to Ardfinnan at 12noon. Membership is now due at €50 for players and €30 for non-playing members and €15 for Students. Calling all Sports enthusiasts – Having tried many of the more popular ways of fundraising our Club is now taking on a new venture spearheaded by Keith O’Brien. It is called Kilsheelan Kilcash GAA Club Sports Prediction 2008. Those interested will receive a card containing 30 questions about sporting events over the coming months. The object of the exercise is to predict the winners of each event. Each card has an entry fee of just €20. The overall winner will receive a prize of €1,000, with runners up prizes of €250, €150 and €100. Tickets available from Keith at 086 1551463.

St Augustines historic victory in the South Senior Hurling championship 25 years ago was celebrated at a function in Hotel Minella last October. If you would like a souvenir Video or DVD at a cost of €20, please contact Pat Larkin, John Donovan or Sean Nugent

2812: Happy New Year everyone. Hope you have secured your Score Prediction Card and are working on it. If not it only costs €20 with the chance of winning a top prize of €1,000 with €500 also in runners up prizes. You can secure a Card from Keith O’Brien Jerry or James.





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