Kickham news

November 7, 2018

Lotto Results 27th Sept
Jackpot 11,200
no’s drawn 5,8,16,19
no winner
2nd chance 1,000
no’s drawn 3,15,22,25
no winner
next weeks Jackpot 11,400
Draw in Lacey’s Bar
Lucky Dips 3 x 50 euro
Marie Corcran, Knockavilla,
Nora & Ann Quirke, c/o J Burke
Fiona Holmes, Cappamore
10 x 20 euro
Donal Ryan, Ballinremple
Tony & Darragh Lacey, Ballydine
Pauline Burke, Deerlodge
K Connolly, Dundrum
J.B. Kavanagh, c/o Lacey’s
Ned Freney, c/o Lacey’s
Liam Ryan (B) Lisheen
Valerie & Senan Horgan, Knockavilla
Bernadette Shannahan, Ballintemple
Mick O’Rourke, Grantstown
Seller: Margaret Heffernan
You are asked to remember in your prayers Billy Heney of Ballinahinch who passed away on Tuesday the 21st of September last after a long illness bravely borne. Billy was a Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams man through and through. From his younger days on the playing fields where he wore the amber and black of his beloved Kickhams with pride right through to his involvement in the day to day runnings of the club, Billy gave his all.He served as Senior Chairman for a number of years and was instrumental in 1999 in initiating the development projects at Pairc Ui Ciocaim that have continued under various officerships to this day and have resulted in the construction of a new stand, boundary wall and fence,dressing rooms,second pitch and hurling wall to mention but a few.Billy was also involved in team management over the years with the clubs senior hurlers as well as Juniors, U/21s and Minors and many juvenile teams and he enjoyed considerable success in those roles. As an officer he represented the Kickham club at divisional and County meetings on many occasions. He also served for many years as a steward on match days at Semple stadium.His love for the Kickham club extended to his children, all who played for the club in hurling football and camogie. One of his proudest GAA moments was when his son Fergal won an All Ireland minor hurling medal in 1996 and subsequently wore the Blue and Gold at U/21 and senior level.. We offer our deepest sympathies to his loving wife Mary, sons Raymond, Aiden, Fergal and Killian, daughter Sonya, brothers, sisters and extended family, neighbours and friends on their sad loss.He will be sadly missed by us all. As a mark of respect to Billy and the Heney family the club provided a guard of honour on the evening of his removal to Knockavilla Church Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis
 Senior hurling. Our senior hurlers were beaten by a much stronger Borrisoleigh side in Semple Stadium on Thursday night last. Check sports pages of the Nationaslist for more details.
Junior(B) hurling. Kickhams Junior (B) hurlers play Thurles Sarsfields in the Co. semifinal in Clonoulty on Saturday next @ 4pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
75th Anniversary sponsored cycle. Last Saturday afternoon saw Dundrum village turn into a scene from the Tour de France as 50 enthusiastic cyclists took off on a tour around west Tipperary. Great fun was had by all, with support gathered at various locations around the route cheering everyone on. Kickhams GAA club would like to thank everyone that participated in the Cycle or helped in the organspecial thanks to our main sponsor John Hickey of Dornan Engineering. Hopefully everyone will be back next year. Anyone who wants to see some photos can go to the following webpage.
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Vodafone ‘Support your club programme’. Its common knowledge that the club that works together wins together and Vodafone have come on board to support GAA clubs with this novel programme. It’s the easiest way for you to support your club at absolutely no extra cost to you. All Vodafone customers can sign up to this scheme and Vodafone will donate 5% of your pay monthly or top up bill to the Kickham club who are a recognised club on their web page. If you are not a customer and you wish to make the switch to Vodafone it will mean even more money for the club. For any of the options it’s only a matter of contacting Tommy Hayes on 062-62244 or Sean Breen on 062-71131 with your details. Alternatively you can text on your details to Tommy on 087-7934739 or Sean on 087- 2646441 and you will receive a text from Vodafone confirming your registration. You can also log on to or go to the Kickhams web page and click on the link. There are many 087 numbers within the Parish as well as family members living around the country. This is a very good way of bringing in much needed funds and all at no cost to the supporter so get calling and texting now and let family and friends know as soon as possible. It’s a chance to get involved in your club and only a phone call away.
 Kickhams Camogie Notes.
U/10 Our U10s were invited to Ballina (north Tipp) to take part in a blitz last Sunday, so an early morning start by bus beckoned as the panel set off from Dundrum. In a very well run blitz, the first games kicked off at 12noon. Our girls played Newport & emerged victorious. The host team of Ballina were next up, & at the final whistle both sides finished level. The final game saw Kickhams play Kilruane, & in a great display Kickhams were victorious. Many thanks to hosts Ballina for the invitation & for their hospitality shown. All our juvenile activity for the year has now drawn to a close. Many thanks to everyone who worked tirelessly with our U6s, U8s & U10s all year. To all the parents who helped out, & who encouraged their daughters to play, we are very grateful. Finally, to the players who turned up to training sessions & matches, well done, & we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Junior Our junior panel are busy preparing for their championship semi final clash against Burgess/Duharra, which is fixed for the weekend of Saturday October 9th.
U/16 Our U16A combo team with New Inn has booked a semi final clash with Toomevara. A date for this game has yet to be finalised.
 U/18 Meanwhile, combined with New Inn, our U18s played their first championship game against Silvermines last weekend. Despite loosing this game, the second half performance from the team was a promising one, & with 3 more games left in the group stages are still in with a good chance to make it to semi final stage. Before the start of this game, a minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect to the late Billy Heney.
Bon voyage Eimear. This U18 game marked the final appearance for a while in a Kickham jersey for Eimear Crowe as she heads out of the country to commence her third level studies. Eimear`s commitment & dedication to Camogie has been phenomenal. From a very early age, Eimear has been part of all Camogie teams as well as playing with juvenile GAA teams. Her love of the game always translated to her performances on the field, & her presence & involvement with the club will be sorely missed. All associated with Kickhams Camogie wish Eimear the very best of luck with her studies, & we are sure that somewhere in one of those suitcases she will pack a hurley & sliotar.
Hospice coffee morning. Thanks to all who supported the recent hospice coffee morning in Dundrum House Hotel and Butlers Centra. The total sum raised was 2,255 euro.
Badminton . Badminton has resumed in the scout hall after the Summer break and will continue every Monday and Thursday night from 8pm. All are welcome. Dundrum Athletic Club The club is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and as part of the celebrations the club will be holding a function in Dundrum House Hotel on Saturday the 9th of October. It is hoped to get as many athletes and members as possible from the early years of the club to attend on the night, along with present members. Tickets will be available from club members over the coming weeks.More details to follow as we approach the date.