Kickham news

November 7, 2018


Donaskeigh NS went to the Ragg last Friday and defeated Burgess NS to achieve their first County title for the school. The Donaskeigh team was excellent on the day playing some great football. It was a great team effort. Jack Ryan was confident in goal making one exceptional save. Evan Hadnett and Turlough Breen were solid in defence and set up many attacks. Mark Compton and Gerard O Dwyer were tireless in midfield setting up and scoring some excellent goals. Eoin McCormack, Orrin Cassidy and Eddie Daly were always dangerous in attack, very unselfish and playing for each other in the scoring. Aoife Ryan Rachel O Carroll Colm O Rourke Declan Ryan and Heather O Dwyer all came on to add to the victory. This campaign started n September and special mention must go to the Mc Cormacks the Hadnetts and the Breens for their help and transport. Our school coach Michael Shanahan was always giving advice and must get credit as well. The pupil’s staff and parents had a great day at the Ragg and were well decked out in the school colours thanks to DJ Butler of Butlers Centra Dundrum. Well done to all.


We offer our deepest sympathies to David and Lorraine Heelan and family Station road Dundrum on the recent death of David’s sister Jackie O’Brien. May she rest in peace.


Firewood Auction/Sale Of Work.

Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams will hold a monster firewood auction / sale of work and family fun day in the Scout centre Dundrum on Sunday the 27th of November from 1.00pm. As well as tractor and Car trailer loads of quality hardwood we will also have loads of spruce which are ideal for the many stoves that have been fitted in the area. The wheel of fortune will be a big draw again this year with fantastic prizes on offer as well as trailer loads of hardwood blocks. Donations to be used as prizes on the wheel will be greatly accepted. There will be bric a brac stalls once more and we are looking for all your unwanted quality items/gifts including books, delf, glass ware, cutlery, drink, shrubs, trees, garden tools/furniture, trinkets, jewelry, toys, games,
etc etc. We are also asking anyone who can bake to please bring along your buns, scones, tarts, Swiss rolls, pavlova’s etc so that we can include them in the Cake sale. You can also contact  any of the following for more details: Helen Ryan (Club Secretary) 087-9046671 Helen Ryan (Club Secretary) 087-9046671, Lizzy Slattery 087 6283316 Margaret Hayes 087 2775971, Joanne Collins
087-3285558, Vera O’Dwyer 087-7627194, Marie Cummins  062-71700. We are not accepting furniture this year unless it has been passed by the committee beforehand so if you feel that you have furniture in good condition please feel free to contact any committee member who will be glad to arrange collection.

Timber wanted.

We are also asking anyone who can supply timber for the sale of work to please contact any of the following as soon as possible. Tommy Hayes (Chairman) 087-7934739, Richard Moloney (Treasurer) 086-8228421 Sean Breen (PRO)087-2646441, Fr. James Egan 087-2917064, Paudie Slattery 087-2214579, Kevin Farrell 087-6857564, Pat Mc Cormack 087-7986234, David Shanahan 087-9626114.


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.


A special musical evening will be held in St Mary’s Church, Dundrum on Friday night the 25th November @ 8pm sharp. The Tipperary Gospel Choir, Featuring Margie Maxwell will perform as well as  special guests, Nick McCarthy & Bertie Callinan (jnr.) Tickets 10 euro- available in local stores. All proceeds go to village development projects.

Knockavilla Community Council notes

With the long winter nights now on top of us, it is worth keeping in mind the importance of Community Alert. The importance of being vigilant in our community cannot be underestimated. Also, especially at this time of year it is important to regularly check in with our elderly neighbours to ensure they have sufficient fuel supplies, and that they can access the local shops for their food and medical supplies. It is also very important to be alert and take note of any vehicle registrations that may not be usual to an area. This way we can keep our community safe for the winter months.

Walkie Talkies walking group;

For anyone interested in walking in a group, the revival of this walking group may be of interest. Starting next Tuesday, November 15th and 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.