Kickham news

November 7, 2018


There were a number of families in the parish bereaved before, during, and after the Christmas period and we extend our deepest sympathies to them. All were acknowledged and prayed for at recent
meetings of the club. Those bereaved include, the Breen family Lisloran, Tom Breen Bishopswood, The Loughman family Garryduff east, and the extended Brett family Bishopswood.

We also lost a former Kickham great when Michael Ryan (Cormack) of Raheen Limerick and formerly Gurtussa Dundrum, who was in his 84th year, died on the 21st of December. In his youth Michael or Mickey as he was always known was a very skilful hurler who possessed lighting speed that terrorized many  defenders in the division and beyond .He wore the Black and Amber of Knockavilla Donaskeigh  Kickhams with pride winning two West Senior Hurling titles in 1946 and 1947 whilst  playing along side his brother Martin. He also won two West minor titles in1944 and 1945, which was also the year he represented Tipperary in minor hurling. When his work took him to the Treaty County he continued his involvement in all things GAA and lined out for the Limerick Senior hurlers during the early 1950’s. We offer our condolences his wife Phyllis and family on their sad loss we also extend our sympathies to his brothers and sisters, relatives and friends at this sad time.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

We also offer our deepest sympathies to the extended Hogan and Quinlan family Holystack on the unexpected death of Theresa Maher nee Quinlan, of Prior Park Clonmel and formerly Holystack on
Saturday Jan 7th.We extend our condolences to her Husband Paddy and Family at this sad time, May she rest in peace.
On Tuesday morning the 10th of January the death occurred of Mrs Josie O’Brien of Gurtussa. Josie was in her 99th year and will be sadly missed by us all. We offer our sincerest sympathies
to her devoted Daughter Bernadette, Daughter in Law Bríd, Grand children John F. and Claire and all her relatives’, good neighbour’s and friends on their loss. May she rest in peace.


Memberships night.

To give everyone from juvenile to senior and older an opportunity to pay their memberships for the coming year we are holding a memberships night in the Clubrooms on Friday the 3rd of February from 8pm. It is important in this day and age that all our players from juvenile to senior are fully paid up members of the club, thus insuring full insurance cover in the event of an accident
etc during club activities. Membership fees are as follows: Juvenile 10 euro, Adult player 50 euro, Adult non player 25 euro. 
Table Quiz

The Juvenile Club is holding an adult Table Quiz on Friday night 27th January in the Venue at 9.00 sharp. Please support this fundraiser. More details next week



Local man John Shanahan will coach the club juveniles in Canon Hayes Complex Soccer Pitch starting February 9th at 7pm, coaching them techniques in speed and agility. 
Thanks to John for giving his time to us.



The Camogie A.G.M will take place on Friday 20th January in the GAA club room at 8pm. Position of Chairman, Secretary and Managers of all teams have to be filled. 
Nomination papers are available from Elaine Butler 087-6335868.  New members welcome and needed if club is to stay going.

Keep up to date with club happenings on our website

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.


Walkie Talkies walking group;

For anyone interested in walking in a group, the revival of this walking group may be of interest. every Tuesday, this group will meet at 7.30pm sharp in the Coillte car park in Bishopswood to walk through the woods on a designated walk. All that is needed is a hi vis vest and a flashlight.


Badminton continues for the winter months in the Scout Centre Dundrumevery Monday and Thursday night until May. It’s a great way to have fun, meet new friends and keep fit at the same time. So come along on Monday and Thursday nights from 8pm. All are welcome.