Kickham news

November 7, 2018

Pride of place this week goes to our Junior B team, West Champions 2010
West Junior(B) hurling final.
Kickhams put in a great display against neighbours Eire Og Annacarty in the West Junior (B) hurling final which was played in Cappawhite on Saturday last. Fielding a team that had a good blend of youth and experience Kickhams started brightly and took the vital scores early on. The halftime score was Kickhams 2-8 (goals from Davy Horgan and Patrick Ryan) to Eire Og O-4. The second half saw Kickhams push home their advantage and emerge victorious on the score 4-17 (goals from Damian Hayes and Patrick Ryan) to Eire Og 1-5. It was interesting to note that of the 4-17 scored by Kickhams, 4-13 came from play. There were joyous scenes as Team Captain Joe Shanahan received the Cup from fellow clubman and West Board Chairman Rogie Kennedy.Team and subs used Thomas Ryan, Joe Shanahan(Capt), Harry Horgan, William Ryan, Cathal Morrissey, Gerry Horgan (0-1), Padraig Morrissey, Eoin Butler, Rory Heffernan, Davy Horgan (1-1), Aidan Butler (0-1), Darren Hayes(0-1), Damian Hayes (1-0), Patrick Ryan (2-7,0-3 frees), Paudie Slattery (0-5),Ger Farrell (0-1) for Damian Hayes, Don Kennedy for Darren Hayes, Noel Ryan for Rory Heffernan, Danny Carberry for Padraig Morrissey , Sean Keogh for Davy Horgan. Though everyone on the team gave of their best for the Kickhams on the day , those that stood out were Patrick Ryan, Paudie Slattery, Harry Horgan, William Ryan, and Gerry Horgan. The final score was 4-17 to 1-5. See full match report in the sports pages of The Nationalist.
Lotto Results Sept 13th
Jackpot 10,800
no’s Drawn 7,9,14,23
no winner
2nd chance 1,000
no’s drawn 1,5,10,27
no winner
Next weeks Jackpot 11,000
Draw in Golden Vale
Lucky Dips 3 x50 euro
Stella Carmody, Dublin
Kay O’Connor, Coolbawn
Karena breen, Bishopswood
10 x 20 euro
Tracey Flanagan, Cashel
Niall Horgan, Cappawhite
Jim Fitzpatrick, c/o Laceys
Marie Buckley, Dundrum
Tom Carew, c/o The Venue
Maura O’Rourke, Grantstown
Tony Farrell, Ballinaclough
John Butler, c/o Jimmy Murphy
Ailbe Ryan, Ballintemple
Paul Kennedy, Bishopswood
Kickham GAA Juvenile club Notes.
U/12 Hurling
On Tuesday night the 7th September all roads led to Cappawhite for the under 12 Hurling Shield Final against Lattin/Cullen. Both teams were at full strenght for this keenly contested final with Kickhams accounting for Rosgreen in the Semi Final. The first half was even with the Kickhams leading 4points to 3 at half time. At the start of the second half Kickhams began to exert pressure on the Lattin Goal which paid off with goals coming from Ger Browne and Zach O Halloran and some fine point scoring from out the field. A well deserved victory soon followed for this great under 12 panel who have improved as the year went on.Kickhams captain Ger Browne later accepted the Shield from west board chairman Joe Hammersley.We thank referee Tommy Fitzgerald for his handling of this game and the Cappawhite club for the use of their facilities. Thanks also to the under 12 management of John Mc Cormack,Christy Ryan, Seamie O Halloran and Seamus Furlong for their committement during the year to this group of players. Team as follows Kevin Fitzgerald Turlough Breen Michael Mc Cormack Joe Griffey John O Rourke Nathan Ryan Stephen Farrell Elise O Connor Kieran Breen Eoin McCormack Victor Bourke Mark Furlong Shane Farrell Ger Browne Zach O Halloran subs Daniel Lonergan Stacey Farrell Rory O Connor Conor O Dwyer Padraig Hickey Gavin Mc Cormack Byron O Neill Dillon O Brien John Kennedy Andrew Ronan Cillian Mooney Orrin Cassidy John Purdue Evan Hadnett Mark Compton Brendan O Dwyer Lorcan O Meara Cathal Carr Alan Butler Dean Butler Kieran Ryan Brendan Ryan Jake Heffernan
U/16 (A) Hurling West semifinal.
Our U/16 hurlers put up a great display against hot favourites Cashel King Cormacs in the West semifinal played in Golden on Sunday last and lead with only minutes left in the game. However the Cashel lads got the vital scores in the end that saw them safely through.We wish Dean Thompson and Jake O Halloran speedy recoveries from injuries suffered in the game. Match report next week.
Congratulation to Tipperary U21 team on winning our second All-Ireland in six days.
75th Anniversary
 This year the club celebrates its 75th anniversary and a 75 kilometre cycle has been organised for the 25th September – anybody interested in participating or sponsoring a cyclist please contact Paddy Fitzgerald (087 9370958). Training is in progress for our cyclist and going well.
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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.
Youth Club Open Day.
October is only around the corner , which means that Knockavilla Donaskeigh youth club is about to begin. Parents of 8-12 year old primary school children are invited to attend an open day in Knockavilla Community centre on Saturday next the 18th of September from 11am to 1pm. Here you can register your children to join our junior group for the coming months. Donations of good quality supplies such as art materials, pool tables, board games etc would also be greatly appreciated.
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.