Kickham news

November 7, 2018


We are again calling on all involved in the club to please pay their membership fees as soon as possible. Contact Margaret Hayes, Michael Shanahan or any club officer to pay same. You are not covered by insurance until membership is paid. Adult players 50 euro, U18 10 euro, Non player 25 euro.

U/21 (B) Football.

Our U/21 footballer’s game with Cappawhite was cancelled due to bereavement and will probably be played on this weekend. However as we are also down to play Eire Og Annacarty  it raises the possibility of two games over two days which is not ideal but cannot be helped at this stage. Please check with club officers to confirm.
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Kickham gearbags now in stock.

Kickham Gear bags, togs and socks are available in all sizes from juvenile to adult and can be purchased from Sean Breen at 062-71131 /087 -2646441 or Paddy Fitzgerald @ 087-9370958.

The Camogie Club are holding their Annual Spring Cake Sale next weekend after all Masses.Donations of Breads, Cakes, Buns and any Confectionery can be handed in before any of the Masses.
Anyone willing to help out at the weekend can contact the club phone or any Officer of the Club.Thanks to all for your continued support of the girls in our parish.
Training continues Saturday mornings 10.30 to 11.15 for U6 and U8 and  11.15 to 12.15 for U10 and U12 .


Dundrum House Hotel and Friends present their 10th Annual Hospice Fundraiser on Sunday the 18th of March in Dundrum House Hotel, featuring soloist Susan Corcoran, followed by dancing to the popular Silver Dollar band. Doors opening @ 7.30pm and finger food will be served. Admission is 25 euro. Tickets can be purchased from Paddy Ryan (087) 9219297, William Fryday, Billy and Bernadette Shanahan, Austin and Mary Crowe or Dundrum House Hotel ph:062-71116.


The Irish Cancer Society “Daffodil Day” will take place on Friday 23rd March.

€2,025 was raised in this area last year and we thank you for your generosity. 

As in previous years, we are appealing for collectors for the day. We really do need more helpers. A little time goes a long way! Funds are needed now more than ever to continue the marvellous work undertaken by the hospice teams. Please support in any way that you can. For further information please contact Kay on 087-7999279.
This year I would like to remember one of our most valued supporters, Philomena Grene, of Grene Park , Dundrum.  Philomena sadly passed away on the 31st of October last year. May she rest in peace.  Each and every year for the past 24, I would return home, on the eve of daffodil day, to buckets of fresh daffodils outside my door.  Even when Philomena was unable to be out and about she always had someone else willing to carry on the tradition for her and the flowers have never failed to be there for me.
Philomena was, for many years, an active member of Tipperary & District Flower & Garden Club and had many winning entries in the annual Tipperary Show. Philomena will be greatly missed by all
her friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm dilís. 

Schools Quiz

Our annual primary schools table quiz which was held in the Community Centre on Friday last was a great success with 37 tables taking part. This was our biggest attendance to date and we thank all the teacher’s pupils and parents for their participation. We also thank the council members and anyone who helped make the night so enjoyable for all. The winners of the Community Council Shield for 3rd & 4th classes was the  Upperchurch team  and the winners of the Michael Breen Perpetual Trophy for 5th and 6th classes was the team from Scoil Mhuire Knockavilla  with Scoil Bhride Donasakeigh and Upperchurch in a tie for second just one point behind. The winning team members were, Quentin Thompson, Lauren Horgan, Lorcan O Meara and Joe Griffey. Quentin is the Grandson of the Late Michael Breen in whose memory the cup is presented and Lorcan is a grand nephew, so there was great excitement when the final results were known. Well done to all. 

Dundrum Tidy Towns in association with Dundrum House Hotel present a fashion evening with Celia Holman Lee at Dundrum House Hotel on this Friday 2nd. March 2012 from 6.30pm till late. Show starts at 8pm sharp. Wine and canapé reception on arrival. Fashion and beauty exhibition in the Conservatory. Fashion Show by the Holman Lee Model Agency. Style Talk presented by
Celia Holman Lee in person. Best dressed awards on the night. After show entertainment in the Venue with Willie Bun. Tickets €20 from participating shops,  Dundrum village shops and premises, and ticket agents. See event poster for more details.


Community Games are holding an Art competition to select two boys and two girls from U/8 to U/16 to represent the parish in the county finals which will be in Clonmel on March 10th. Entries should be on a community games theme and can be left in the hall in Knockavilla before mass on Sat next  March 3rd. Any enquiries (087) 739 7529. For more information on community games in Tipperary visit


The pupils in Fifth and Sixth Classes are, together with their teachers, very busy getting ready for Confirmation, which will be held in the Church of the Assumption, Knockavilla on Tuesday 13th of March. Everyone in the school is looking forward to this great parish celebration.As part of their preparation for the sacrament, Liam Burke, a Concern volunteer, came to the school recently to talk to the children about the wonderful work being carried out by that organisation in the Developing World. Astha Tharpa of Sixth Class made a presentation of €1,800 – the proceeds of our Christmas Fast – to Liam, to help Concern in their work.
Parents of Junior Infant pupils for the 2012-2013 school year can contact the school office (062 71533) to receive applications for enrolment. These forms will be sent out shortly.


Youth club will be back the 9th of March. New members and volunteers remain welcome. 



Graveyard fees.
The County Council wish to announce that the purchase price of a grave space in the new graveyard in Knockavilla for the year 2012 is now E794.50 incl VAT.