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posted 18 Jun 2014, 13:33 by KD Kickhams

Lotto 16th June 2014
Jackpot 12,000
no's Drawn 1,6,21,27
no winner
2nd chance 1,000
no's drawn 3,8,9,10
no winner

Next weeks jackpot 12,200
Draw in Lacey's Bar

Lucky Dips 2 x 50 euro
Betty Ryan, Kilmore
Patricia Farrell, c/o Butlers

5 x 30 euro
Eoin Butler, c/o M Butler
PJ McGrath, Bonera
Charlie Farrell, Garrane
Joe Carroll, c/o Bertie's
Pat Breen, Knockavilla
Seller: Heffernan's




Our U12s were crowned County (A) Champions when they defeated Toomevara in a tense and engaging battle in The Ragg on Saturday afternoon last.
Toomevara were favourites for the title as they had been defeated in last years final and had shown good form throughout the league. Kickhams had
won the C competition last year but this is only their first year at the top grade.
Kickhams began well and Eimear Heffernan opened the scoring with a pointed free. Toomevara responded to level the scores.  A battle of wills ensued,
neither side giving an inch.
With the teams all square on a point a piece at the half way point, Kickhams had it all to do. They were more than equal to the challenge and on
the restart, put Toomevara under sustained pressure. Finally the break through came when a free from Eimear Heffernan which was sent in high
deceived the Toomevara goalie before finding the back of the net. 

Kickhams pushed on, with the aid of a very solid defence who managed to hold Toomevara scoreless throughout the half. Kickhams sealed their hard
earned and well deserved victory with another pointed free from Eimear Heffernan. This truly was a team effort with each and every one of them
giving their all.

The Kickhams team and panel on the day were as follows; Ellie Hadnett, Leonie Farrell,  Megan McCormack, Sinead Furlong, Caoimhe McCarthy (capt),
Sarah Mae Crosse,  Chloe Farrell, Eimear Heffernan, Caoimhe McCormack, Mary Louise O’Rourke, Rebecca Farrell and Sinead Hayes. Subs Holly
Fitzgerald, Cameron Verdon, Anisha O’Donoghue, Emma Ryan, Clara Walsh, Eimear Gleeson, Emma Hogan and Savannah Greene.



The Camogie Club will be holding a Church Gate Collection on this coming weekend at all masses Donaskeigh and Knockavilla, your support would be
greatly appreciated.



Last week in Moyne six of our athletes were in action and all ran well with Kevin Moore winning the main event of 10km in a super time of 33; 23
[pb].Michael Ryan was 5th in 36;33,next was Michael Moore in 38;06 with Stephen Ryan in 40;38,Brendan Kinane ran 41;18.Dympna Ryan was the first
lady home in a time of 38;58,great running from all, especially to bring home the double. A week earlier four of our athletes travelled to cork
to one of the biggest 5km in Munster; once again Kevin Moore finished 8th in a time of 15;52,our next athlete was Willie o Dwyer in 16;39,Michael
Ryan ran 17;11 and John Shanahan ran 17;34.On Thursday 29th of May Pat Ryan ran the Fethard 4mile in a time of 23;51.Laura Armstrong was in Dublin
for the women’s mini marathon and ran the 10km  in a time of 47;15.On bank holiday Monday P.J Holmes was in Cork to compete in his 30th marathon
and did so in a time of 3h56m,despite picking up an injury  at mile nine. This is just an amazing amount of marathons to have completed so a huge
well done to P.J and hope to see you in Dublin later this year. On Friday June 6th Martin and Donal Keane were in Carrick on Suir for their annual
5 mile road race; Martin ran 29; 16 and Donal ran 29; 59.Sunday the 8th of June three of our athletes were in Cappawhite for the 10km race; Michael
Ryan was third in a time of 37; 17 with John Shanahan fourth in a time of 38; 29.Dympna Ryan was second lady home. At the Munster juvenile
track/field in Ennis, Shane Buckley was second in the u/9 turbo javelin and also second in his heat of the 300m.Our last athlete to be in action
recently was Mairead O’ Connor who ran in the 6km in Raheen in a time of 33;22..Well done to all athletes. With only two weeks to go before the
Coillte 10km; training should be in full flow for our annual race; a big turnout is expected.



On Thursday 19th of June the pupils, staff parents, families and members of the local community will celebrate the end of the school year with a
mass in Knockavilla Parish Church at 7:30pm. We look forward to welcoming the children’s grandparents to this ceremony in a special way, as we
recognise their very important role in the lives of our pupils. After the mass there will be time for tea/coffee and a chat in the community centre.



Best of luck to the Knockavilla NS U/13 boy’s team in the county final in Semple Stadium on Wednesday. It is a wonderful achievement to reach 2
county finals in the school year. Here’s hoping for another victory!



The pupils in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Classes went on a very enjoyable school tour to Bunratty Castle and theme park last week. We were very lucky
with the weather and a great time was had by all.



Despite the recent ‘tragedy in the nest box’ we are delighted to report that the caterpillars/butterflies in Ms Flynn’s room are progressing very
well. They are steadily munching their way through many heads of cabbage!  Ms Tierney’s class is also keeping very busy in the garden as their
vegetable crops flourish.

Kickhams U/12 A hurlers were beaten by Cappawhite on Friday 12th June in Dundrum. They play Arrivale Rovers in Dundrum next Friday 19th. The U/12
b's and c's continue to play with great effort and commitment.

Kickhams under 14A hurlers commence duty against Arrival Rovers in Tipperary on Monday 15th. The management and players have put in a great effort
to be ready for competition. See results section for details. Kickhams U14B's continue to play in the hurling league competition, but were narrowly
beaten by Golden last week. They play Annacarthy in Dundrum on Monday 15th, but are without a couple of important injured players.

Thurles Motor Neurone Group are hosting a tea party to raise awareness of Motor Neurone, on Sat. next the  21st June in The Tipperary centre for
independent living Stradavoher Industrial Estate Thurles. For information contact Joan on  087-2221296 .Drink tea and join the fight against Motor
Neurone. Please support this worthy cause. All welcome.