Kickham news

November 7, 2018

Lotto 23rd June 2014

Jackpot 12,200

no's Drawn 5,8,15,31

no winner

2nd chance 1,000

no's drawn 7,16,20,26

no winner

Next weeks jackpot 12,400

Draw in Bertie's Bar

Lucky Dips 2 x 50 euro

Christina Butler, Bishopswood

Celine Keating, Westlawn

5 x 30 euro

Helen Crowe, Cappawhite

Sadie Hayes, Lisloran

Pauline Burke, Deerlodge

Mary Morrissey, Ballintemple

Seller: Nigel Hayes

Junior football on sun in Golden @ 7.30 v Rosegreen

Summer garden party / family fun day

Saturday July 5th, we are holding a summer garden party / family fun day at Kieran & Kathleen Slattery's house. The day is a fundraiser for the Irish

cancer society. We will have a bouncy castle, face painting, magic show (compliments of Oliver Corbett) barbeque and other

mad cap stuff that we havnt yet thought of. Any voluntary donations given on the day will go completely towards the Irish

cancer society. So Mark the date in you diary,



The monthly meeting of Our Lady’s Sodality will be held on Monday next the 30th of June. Mass in Knockavilla Church @ 7.30pm,

all are welcome



More good results for our athletes started with Kevin Moore winning the Michael Cahill 5km road race in Ballingarry in a time

 of 15;54,up with the pace the whole way,Kevin won by eight seconds at the finish. Martin Keane finished in a time of 17;47,

with John Mc Cormack next in a time of 18;15 just ahead of Michael Moore in a time of 18;17.Brendan Kinane was next in 19;42.

Our first lady home was Laura Armstrong in a time of 22;24,next was Miriam Mc Cormack in a time of 23;14.On Sunday in Cork

Willie O Dwyer won the Munster 800m over 40 in a great time of 2;06;95 with even splits of 63 secs .Also Michael ‘ Beirne

won gold in the Over/80 javelin and silver in the Over/80 weight for distance and then followed up with a bronze in the

shot and a bronze in the discus . Kevin Moore continued his great form when winning the Dave Fogarty four mile road race

in Thurles last Thursday evening in a time of 20;51.Michael Ryan was first o/35 in a time of 22;57.John Shanahan ran 23;06.

Michael Moore won the o/50 in a time of24;02.Ruaidhri Devitt ran 24;07.Dymphna Ryan was second lady in a time of 24;29.Laura

Armstrong ran a time of 28;44.Well done to all athletes; great running indeed.All our athletes are coming into fine form at

the moment and with only one week to go before our Coillte10km race in Dundrum on Wednesday the 2nd of July, some personal

best performances are being hoped for on the night. So if you’re not running  please come out and give your support to our

local athletes. The races begin @ 8pm.

See you there.


Scoil Mhuire Notes


There was great excitement in Scoil Mhuire last Wednesday when the U13 Boys hurling team managed to pull off a great double

success in the Cumann na mBunscol County Finals this year by winning the final against Borrisaleigh Boys. Supported by a

large crowd of fellow pupils, teachers, parents, families and parishioners, the Knockavilla boys played their hearts out in

a very competitive match. Both teams played with great skill and enthusiasm resulting in a draw at full time. However, in

extra time our boys managed to take and maintain a lead. Congratulations to all involved especially Mr Moran, Joanne and

Mr Comerford who work so diligently training the pupils in hurling, camogie and football in school.


End-of-Year Mass

On Thursday evening last the school community celebrated the approaching end of the 2013-2014 school-year with a beautiful

mass in the parish church. Afterwards, in glorious sunshine the congregation enjoyed tea and chat in (and outside) the

adjoining community centre. The pupils took this opportunity to show some of their school work to their families and friends. Tributes were paid to the Sixth Class who will be moving on to second level school in September. Amid great jubilation School Principal Eleanor O Dwyer, together with the team trainers, presented the victorious U13 boys with their county medals .Thanks to the Parents’ Association for organising the teas. Thanks also to Marie and DJ Butler for supplying the drinks and crisps for the children on the night.

Sports Day

Sports Day went off with great aplomb in school last Thursday. We were blessed with beautiful weather. Well done Ms O

Donoghue, who once again organised a fantastic day of sport and fun. The ‘Red Sox’ ended up winners. There was some

controversy after the Teachers’ Race as there were allegations of cheating!! Thanks to John Ryan for the much-needed

delicious ice-cream. Thanks also to the ‘ice-cream ladies’ who managed to supply over 150 ice-creams without a riot.