Kickham news

November 7, 2018

Lotto 21st Feb 2011
Jackpot 4,600
no’s drawn 2,16,27,31
no winner
2nd chance 1,000
no’s drawn 9,12,18,30 
no winner
Next weeks Jackpot 4,800

Lucky Dips 3 x 50 euro
Peter Alley, Dundrum
Mary Cussen, Wardpark
Gretta Power,Greenane
Luck dip 10 X 20 euro:
Bridget O’connor, c/o A Slattrery
Bill Ryan, Slatefield
Robin Chant, Ardmayle
Karen Horgan, Knockavilla
John & Brid Moore, Bishopswood
Lenny Fitzgerald, Cappawhite
Cliodhna Slattery, Gurtussa
Ger Doherty, Nenagh
Phil Ryan, c/o Bertie’s
Brendan Cussen, c/o Quirke’s
Sellers Prize:Betty Lacey

Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickham GAA club offer their deepest sympathies to the family of Paddy Ryan (Hurley) Ballinamona Knockavilla who died on Monday the 14th of February . Paddy was born on 2nd of September 1926. He took an early interest in his local Kickhams GAA club. He won his first medal as part of the clubs 1944 minor hurling team that won the West Tipperary Championship , This was followed by junior hurling divisional medals in 1948, 1950, 1951, and 1952, and senior hurling in 1955. After his playing career was over he took an active part in the development of  Pairc Ui Ciocam in the late fifties and early sixties. He was also a selector on various club teams between 1971 and 1986. As a tribute to his long involvement in the promotion of  Gaelic games Paddy  was honoured with a Shean Gael award in 2009, this meant so much to him. He continued to be a loyal club supporter up to his recent illness and always took a keen interest in the up and coming talent in the club.He passed his love of the GAA onto the nextgeneration and his nephew Paul O’Neill became Chairman of the Cappawhite club, The West Tipperary Board and Tipperary County Board. As a mark of respect to Paddy and the extended Ryan family, the club
afforded a guard of honour at the arrival of his remains at Knockavilla Church on Tuesday evening; all club activities on Monday
and Tuesday nights were deferred as a further mark of respect to Paddy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. We also remember in our prayers

Pat O’Brien of Old Mill Ballintemple who died on  Sunday the 13th of February after a long illness bravely borne.We offer our condolences to his wife Peggy and family on their sad loss.
The death occurred on Friday the 11th of February of Kathleen Kinsella of Ballyduff Camolin Co. Wexford, Kathleen was the mother of Jim Kinsella Bishopswood and we extend our sympathies to Jim, Bridie and family at this sad time.

U/21(B) Football.

Our U/21 footballers opened their season with a hard fought draw against Golden Kilfeacle in Dundrum  on Sunday evening last. See match report in newspapers.

Best of luck lads

Best of luck to our  club reps on the Cashel Community School senior hurling team who  play Dungarvan CBS in the Munster (B) hurling Final in Clonmel GAA field on Saturday next @ 2.30pm. they are Damian Hayes,Cathal Morrissey, Gary Heelan, Dean Thompson, Patrick Ryan and Padraig Slattery. A large vocal support would be much appreciated by all. The school are having a great year so far and will also contest the Munster senior (B) Football  final  where they will play Listowel on Wednesday the 2nd March. No venue decided at time of writing.



We have updated our website We will continue to include up to date results & fixtures for all clubs teams as well as all other club activities. Why don’t you take a look and let us know what you think. Tell family & friends that may be away and would like to keep up to date with club happenings.If you spot any errors let us know and we can correct them.

75th Anniversary sponsored cycle.

Anyone who wants to see some photos of the above can go to the following webpage.

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. It would make an excelent Christmas present.


Training U/12 & U/16

Training for our U/12 teams continue every Saturday morning  in the field @ 11.00 sharp. All players to bring 2 euro. U/16 training continues in the Canon Hayes Complex every Wednesday night  from  8 to 9pm. Again all players to bring 2 euro.


Knockavilla/ Donaskeigh Kickhams Camogie Club Notes.

Player Registration

The club is holding its player registration night this Friday February 25th in the clubrooms from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.  Anyone wishing to play Camogie this year is asked to attend to ensure that everyone is properly registered and insured. This invitation is for players of all ages, and especially any newcomers to the club. Refreshments will be served, and we ask that at least one parent would accompany all juveniles to confirm date of birth etc. The cost of registration/insurance is €10 for juvenile and €20 for adult. Camogie club gear will also be available on the night.


With all county club fixtures now in place, the junior league starts on March 26th & the u14 and U16 championship is due to start in early April. Unfortunately, at the moment we still do not have any managers in place for these teams. The girls on all these teams have given so much over the years and deserve to continue playing the game for their benefit, and the benefit of the club. Hopefully, some parents will come forward to commit to these teams, and, whoever does, can be assured of the full support of the club officers for the year.

Congrats girls

The club is honoured to have two of its players currently training with the County Intermediate panel. In last weekends drawn game against Limerick, both Ereena Fryday & Niamh Slattery lined out for Tipperary. We wish them the best of luck for the year. Tipperary prepare to play Cork this weekend in the second round in a Tipp venue.


Camogie gear.

The club also has for sale some tracksuits, jackets or t shirts, all with the club & Camogie crest. If anyone has yet to collect their pre ordered merchandise, they can do so at the meeting or by ringing (087) 9561645. We also have spare stock for people who may want to purchase some of this gear.

Co. Board Draw.

The Camogie County Board are about to launch a 12 monthly confined members draw. Tickets are priced at €10 per month, & can be paid by standing order or on a monthly basis, and all clubs in the County are asked to sell 12 tickets. In return, clubs will receive a percentage of all sales. If anyone is in a position to support the county & club, we would welcome a call to (087) 9561645, or contact any club officer.

Cake Sale.

A timely reminder also, that the club will hold their annual cake sale again this year after all masses on St. Patrick’s day, 16th & 17th March. Last year’s event was a tremendous success, so all support would be welcome.

Our Lady’s Sodality.
Monthly meeting.
The monthly meeting of Our Lady’s Sodality will be held on Monday next the 28th of February. Mass in Knockavilla church @ 7.30pm all are welcome.
Annual pilgrimage.
The annual pilgrimage to Knock will take place on the 24th and 25th of May more details nearer the time.


Though this years pheasant shooting season has been extended until the end of February, Dundrum Gun club has decided that in the interest of birds which have already come through a very harsh Winter that there will be no Pheasant shooting on any of the club preserves during this time. We would ask all members, non members and in particular Landowners to please take note. We are in the process of restocking with adult Cock and Hen pheasants and will be releasing same around the Club area in early March as well as releasing pheasant poults later in the summer. In the last number of years we have spent over 4,000 euro in restocking programmes with Mallard and pheasant releases and we hope to continue the same in the coming years. We thank landowners for their continued support and would urge them to be aware of  who is shooting their lands, Gun club members are all fully insured under the NARGC compensation fund for personal accident and third party cover. Gun club signs are available free to any Landowner who wishes to erect same, contact any officer for details.

Knockavilla graveyard

Tipperary S.R. County Council wish to announce that the purchase price for a grave space in the new graveyard in Knockavilla for 2011 is now priced at €600. This price is also subject to a VAT rate of 13.5% which brings the final price to €681.

Book launch

A new book entitled ‘Micheál Mac Cárthaigh – Fíor-Ghael Thiobraid Árann’ was launched on Tuesday night the 14th Dec. in Brú
Ború, Cashel @ 7.30pm under the auspices of Conradh na Gaeilge. The book, which features lectures and addresses given by Micheál over many years, has been compiled by Dónal Ó Muirgheasa O.S., former Principal of Knockavilla N.S. and will be on sale @ €10.
Ag seo cuireadh oscailte don seoladh oifigiúil do mhuintir Chnoc a’Bhile/Dhún na Sciath agus d’iar-chairde Mhichíl taobh amuigh de a raibh meas aca air faid a bhí sé beo. Tá sé marbh anois le cúig bliana is fichead agus is mithid dúinn omós a dhéanamh dó.

Déanfaidh Donnachadh Ó Duibhir O.S., Dún na Sciath an seoladh agus beidh Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa, Uachtarán, Chonradh na Gaeilge i láthair don ócáid.

Knockavilla /Donaskeigh Youth Club.

Knockavilla/Donaskeigh Youth Club continues every Friday night in Knockavilla Community centre from 7 pm to 8.30pm. The first few weeks have been  great fun for all concerned. The club is open to 8-12 year olds attending  primary school.