Kickham news

November 7, 2018


The officers and membership of Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams Senior, Juvenile and Camogie Clubs extend their deepest sympathies to Lal Slattery and Family Gurtussa on the unexpected death of her beloved and devoted husband Pat on Wednesday the 29th of August. The Slattery family is steeped in the history of the Kickhams with involvement in all aspects of the club right up to the present day. Pat himself was a proud Kickham man who wore the Black and Amber in his youth. He was part of some of the five in a row West minor hurling winning teams from 1943 to 1947. He was very involved in the early development and maintenance of Pair Ui Ciocam. His love for the Kickhams extended to his own sons and their families, all who have worn the jersey with distinction in hurling football and camogie. This was a great source of pride for Pat and Lal. We further offer our condolences to his sister Josephine (Lavin), the extended Slattery family, relatives, neighbours and friends at this sad time. As a mark of respect to Pat and the Slattery family the Kickham club along with Knockavilla Community Council and Fine Gael, of which Pat was a lifelong member, provided a guard of honour as his remains were received at St Brigids Church Donaskeigh on Friday evening. All club activities were cancelled as a mark of respect. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

We also offer our sympathies to Mary Keating and family Knockavilla and the extended Keating and O’Leary Families on the death on Sunday evening of her beloved husband John Keating. May he rest in peace. We also remember in our prayers all those bereaved in the Parish in recent weeks.

Best of Luck lads.
We, along with all Premier folk, will be cheering on our tminor team in the All Ireland final in Croke Park on Sunday next. In particular we want to wish our own club man Brian Horgan who is a selector on the minor team and his charges the very best on the day. Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.
Junior (A) Hurling Semi final.

Kickhams overcame a strong Cappawhite challenge on Sunday evening in the West semi final played in Sean Treacy Park on the score 2-16 to 1-7. They now face Clonoulty Rossmore in the final in Cashel on Saturday evening @ 6.00pm and we wish them the very best of luck.

Junior (B) Hurling.

Our junior (B) hurlers play Clonoulty Rossmore in Golden in one of their final group games on Friday night @ 6.30pm.

Co. Board Draw.

The September draw will take place in the Venue Dundrum House Hotel on Friday next the 7th of September from 10pm.Prizes from the August Draw will be presented to the lucky winners on the night. We had three winners in that draw including second prize.. There are still 8 monthly draws left, so if you are interested in joining contact Draw coordinator Paddy Hayes Garrane or any club officer for details.

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Family Fun Walk.

The family fun walk originally fixed for last Wednesday night was cancelled as a mark of respect to the Slattery family Gurtussa on the death of Pat Slattery, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. The walk has been re fixed for this Thursday night at 6.45pm. The walk will incorporate some historical information at various points on the route. We hope that families will turn out in large numbers, and maybe might find out something new about our area. An E5 donation per family will be accepted on the night, proceeds of which will go towards the refurbishment of the Community Hall. Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards. Participants are asked to wear hi vis jackets if available.


A student bus service from Cashel to Cork will commence on Sunday the 16th of September, leaving Cashel @ 6.30pm sharp. Transport to student accommodation areas. There will also be a returning bus on Friday evenings. Contact Mulcahy’s on 062- 61662 or 087-2522550


Coffee Morning.

Dundrum Tidy Towns are holding a coffee morning on Saturday next the 8th of September, from 11am to 1.30pm beside Bertie’s Bar Main Street. There will be delicious baked goods for sale, refreshing tea and coffee and great chat; we hope you can drop by. Thank you all for your continued great support, from Dundrum tidy town’s volunteers.


Preparations are in train for this years craft fair which takes place on October the 28th. The usual high standards in relation to quality and native origin of the produce on show will be maintained. Some new innovations are expected. Details and application forms are available from Michael Carew on 062-71187.


Register now for the 2012 Women’s Mini Marathon organised by North Tipp Sports Partnership and South Tipp Sports Partnership in Thurles on Sunday 30th Sept at11am. Registration price increases from August 31st and closing date for all entries is strictly Sept 24th 2012. For further information please contact Elaine Cullinan at NTSP at 067-43604 067-43604 or Valerie Connolly at STSP on 062-64737