Cashel news week of Thursday 15th April

News from Cashel area week of Thursday 15th April

Halla na Feile News

At a recent meeting of the Halla na Feile Management Committee, Chairman Sean Murphy was full of praise for Eileen Ryan, Secretary and her sub committee on the very successful Cookery Demonstration. He said it showcased the Hall at its best. Eileen thanked the committee and paid tribute to the Sponsors and all who had helped make the event so successful.

The social dancing night, which is held on the last Friday of every month, has really taken off. The March night was a great successwith great value for just 8 euro and that included tea and sandwiches. Already people are looking forward to this month's dance when Sam O'Doherty will make a welcome returnplaying on Friday30th April.

The Annual Variety Concert will be held on Sunday, 23rd May. This date was picked in consultation with the schools. Eileen has drawn up a very entertaining programme. St. Patrick's Brass Band will give a recital and the children from St. John the Baptist Primary Schools will participate to their usual very high standard. These and others will provide a very entertaining evening,

Sean and Eileen put their thinking caps on and have decided to reintroduce the Rion na Feile Competition. They have had a tremendous response from Management and other Community based groups.The previous organisers of the Rion na Feile have offered their support. This is very much welcomed.The date has been fixed for Sunday, 4th July in Halla na Feile. The winning Rion will be entered in the Pride of Tipperary Competition.

Spring Clean Time Again!

It's that time of the year again and we would invite all our volunteers to join the Cashel Tidy Towns Committee and to assemble in Friar Street Car Park on Thursday April 22nd at 2.00 p.m.

The National Spring Clean is taking place all over Ireland during the month of April and we are depending on you, the volunteers to help to get our town looking well for the new tourist season.

Equipment will be supplied on the day - gloves, bags and litter pickers.

The clean up will start at 2.00 p.m. and end at 4.00 p.m., but any time given to helping will be much appreciated. This time may not suit all, but in some areas of the town, the residents organise their cleanup for a later

time. Bags and gloves will be supplied for those areas.

We look forward to a big turnout!

Community School students embraceFairtrade.

Cashel Fairtrade Committee would like to send good luck wishes to Miss Gleeson's 3rd year CSPE class in Cashel Community School who are currently completing a project on Fairtrade for their Junior Cert curriculum.

Recently, Kathleen and Louise from the Fairtrade committee gave a presentation on Fairtrade to the CSPE students and the committee would like to thank the students and teachers of CCS who show tremendous support for Fairtrade in the town.

During Fairtrade Fortnight last month, a group of first years from the school attended a talk with their teacher, Miss Ryan in Tipperary town.

Josephat Sylvant from Kagera Co-operative Union Ltd. in Tanzania was guest speaker on the morning. Josephat has the responsibility for negotiating coffee contracts for the producers in the co-operative and states that Faitrade for him is 'an alternative approach to conventional trade that aims to improve the livelihoods of small producers'. Josephat's first hand account of the rewards of Fairtrade are testament to the importance of fair and ethical trading.

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Women from the Cashel Area are to be afforded an opportunity of helping families with Down Syndrome children through a very unique, fund-raising event. Buy my Dress is Ireland's largest, 1 day Charity Dress Sale, where thousands of dresses donated by women of all ages, shapes and sizes are sold to raise funds for the Down Syndrome Centre.

The money raised supports the Down Syndrome Nursing Liaison service which provides professional support to parents whose new baby has been born with Down syndrome.

How to Donate to Buy My Dress

Whether too big, too small, or simply an impulse buy that was not a great idea, the Down Syndrome Centre wants that dress you can bear to part with. If you have a dress or two (or more) that fits that description, why not give it a new home?

Where to Donate

Cashel Credit Union is one of a number of Credit Unions collecting dresses for the Buy My Dress campaign – we will be delighted to accept your dress(es). Simply place the dress you are willing to donate on a hanger and place it on the Buy My Dress rail in the front office of Cashel Credit Union before 5pm., Monday 10th May, 2010.

Unislim. Bring it along to a Unislim class venue near you (

Freepost. Mark it "Freepost" and send it to Buy My Dress, 62-63 Lower Mounttown Road, Dun Laoighre, Co. Dublin.

Want to help some more?

Tell any of your friends and colleagues that might donate a dress about this campaign;

Collect dresses from your friends and bring them to a centre;

Log on to

Call 01 661 8000 for more information on drop-off points.

Go to the Buymydress Charity Dress Sale on Thursday, 20th May, 2010,10 am to 8pm,

At Dublin (Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2,)

Cork (CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork)

Galway (The Meyrick Hotel, Eyre Square)

Admission : €10.00.

Rosegreen GAA

Training continues on Tuesday and Saturday evenings for the adult teams. The football challenge match against Cahir which was supposed to have been played last Friday was cancelled at the last minute so this has been re-scheduled for next week. All players will receive text messages from now on regarding fixtures etc. Please reply to text if you cannot attend training sessions or matches. There are still a number of players who have not paid their membership subscription which is now way over due. Attendance at training is improving but still could be a lot better. We are asking all players to make that extra bit of effort to attend training as the West competitions will be starting soon.

On the Juvenile scene, a number of teams have competed in games over the past week. The U8 team took part in a football blitz in Golden on Saturday last. Rosegreen proceeded to win all their games which was a great achievement for this young bunch of players. The team were tremendously competitive and skilful which bodes well for the future. Thanks to the Golden Club for hosting the blitz and for the hospitality as well.

The U12 C football team unfortunately lost the second round league game against Clonoulty recently. Rosegreen were missing a couple of key players on the night so there is definitely room for improvement. However, despite this result, the team will contest a semi final in the coming week. Tremendous work is being done with this young bunch of kids who all have another 2 years at U12 level. Best of luck for the remaining games.

The U12 B football team played Sean Treacys in their second league game last Tuesday night. This was a great battle between two very competitive teams. Rosegreen had plenty of chances in the first half but failed to convert on numerous occasions. Rosegreen led by a point at half time. Sean Treacys started the second half well, but this time Rosegreen had their scoring boots on and tacked on a couple of goals and points in quick succession. Rosegreen ran out winners in the end but were challenged all the way by a game Sean Treacy side.

Well done to all concerned. The only negative which could be drawn from this game was the fact that Rosegreen were missing 5 players on the night. As already explained to all Parents, it is extremely important for the kids to be present for all the matches as there is only a panel of 18 players for this group. Please let the selectors know well in advance should your Child be not available for any match.

This team is now through to a league final which is down to be played on Monday evening next April 19th. We will need all players on the day.

Spafield Famly Resource Centre Cashel

Community Childcare facility - Spaces are open in the afternoons in the Baby Room.

Open Day: An open day will take place at the centre on Sunday 18 April between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm. Come along for tea and coffee and view the new building extension, the childcare facilities, training facilities and meet the staff.

An ECDL computer course will take place on the evening commencing April 2010.

A 10 week Positive Parenting Programme, for parents of younger children. For more information on this item or any other of our community development activities, or to enroll or for information on any of the afore mentioned please contact 062 63622. .


Wednesday Results

1st Gross Claire Maher / Peggy McHugh

2nd Gross Breda O'Dwyer / Kate Nagle

3rd Gross Liam Ryan / Michael O'Brien

1st Nett Liam Ryan / Michael O'Brien

2nd Nett Breda O'Dwyer / Kate Nagle

3rd Nett Claire Maher / Peggy McHugh

Easter Egg Competition

1st Ruth Thompson/Maria Roche

2nd Liam Ryan/Michael O 'Brien

3rd Margaret Strappe/Breda Ryan

4th Rita Moran/Joan O' Dwyer

Special Achievers Club Launch.

On Wednesday March 24th Johnson & Johnson Cashel Campus, in partnership with Special Olympics Ireland, hosted a reception to launch this year's programme of events, which will see over 1200 athletes and 500 employees families and friends participating in various sporting events organised by volunteers from J&J companies.

On the night music was provided by Mary-Kate Geehan, followed by speeches from Councillor Eddie Bennett Mayor of Cashel, Gearoid McDermott General Manager of Alza Ireland Ltd and Patricia Hickey Chairperson of Special Olympics Munster. MC on the night was Karina Holohan from Tipperary Special Olympics and Catherine McCarthy from Brothers of Charity South Tipperary spoke of the importance of this programme of games to her.

Ger Deegan Regional Director of Special Olympics Munster, with the assistance of Tinalee Cahill & Emma Hoban, made a special presentation of a book of snapshots 'Changing Lives Together' to each of the Irish Johnson and Johnson company directors to commemorate five years of J&J Special Achievers Club's involvement with Special Olympics Munster and also to Jim Murphy of Janssen who is the founder of the Special Achievers Club.

A mini-production of 'Grease' by Special Athletes from Waterford was the highlight of the event, with food provided for all 100-odd guests by Sodexo, the catering company for J&J Cashel Campus.

Employees of J&J Ireland set up the Special Achievers Club (SAC) in 2003. The SAC supports the running of provincial sports events organised by Special Olympics Ireland. Our support includes Event Management, Staging for Games, Health & Safety, Security, Catering, Awards & Communication. This has been a tremendous success and the volunteer list has grown significantly over the years as this is an event that is thoroughly rewarding to all participants.

Cashel King Cormacs

Senior Championship

Our Senior Hurlers hope to continue their winning start when they play Galtee Rovers/Sean Treacys in Dundrum on Sunday at 5.30pm. There is a doubt over the venue so keep a text will circulate if any change.

Cashel KC Vs Galtee/Sean Treacys in Lattin/Cullen on Sunday April 18th at

Minor Football Fixture

Our Minor Footballer kick off their campaign with a home game Vs Galtee Rover this Thursday night at 7pm in leahy park. The lads have been training well and it is hoped they can get off to winning ways. Support Welcome

Cashel KC Vs Galtee Rovers Leahy Park Thursday 15th April at 7pm.

Club Membership

All Club membership will be taken in Leahy Park every Saturday morning from 11am.

With championships now up and running all Selectors and players should now have paid membership.

Juvenile Activity.

Our U.12 footballers after a defeat to Clonoulty have their campaign back on track with back to back victories over Kickams and Golden. Last Thursdsay Cashel had to dig deep to see off Kickams on a scoreline of 5-5 to 3-4 with good displays from Ciaran Davern, Coin Ryan, Muragh Mcdermott and Ross Bonnar. On Monday evening last Golden came to Cashel and again this was a tight affair with a late Ross Bonnar goal and point from Ciarain Davern sealing victory 2-4 to 2-2.Cashel worked hard for this win and had good displays from Eoin Connolly, Brian Fitzpatrick, Michael Morrissey, Paddy Fahy, Alex Marshall and Conn Bonnar, next up for the lads is a trip to Sean Treacy Park to play Arravale Rovers on Wednesday April 14th, a report on this game will be in next weeks notes.After that Cashel travel to play Lattin Cullen next Monday 7pm in Lattin.

Fixture:Lattin Cullen Vs Cashel KC in Lattin Monday April 19th @7pm,support welcome.

Our U.16 footballers defeated Golden recently in poor weather conditions in Leahy Park. On a score of 3-08 to 0-4. The team played well from start to finish and a strong scoring display laid the foundation for a comfortable victory. Best for Cashel on the night were, James Maxwell, Dylan Fitzell, Gearoid Slattery, Simon Delaney, Brian Quinlan and Mark Wallace. This was a good display given Cashel were short some players recovering from illness.

U.16 A football Cashel KC Vs Arravale Rovers in Sean Treacy Park Monday 19th April at 7.30, please support.

U.16 Football Inter Divisional Final

Congratulations to Gearoid Slattery, Dylan Fitzell and Simon Delaney who played huge roles in West Tipperary's victory over Mid Tipperary in the final of the U.16 Inter Divisional Football final in Dr Morris Park. All three players were to the fore right through and were instrumental in this victory. Gearoid Slattery captain of his team received the cup from Sean Creamer County Bord Na N-og Chairman after a terrific win, well done to all involved.

Rosegreen Rangers U10 B win TSDL League

Rosegreen Rangers – U10's have won the league in their first season to enter the competition. In their fourteen game campaign, they remained undefeated winning 10 games and drawing 4. Whilst this is a great achievement by any small club it is a credit to all the players who helped them get there. The players for the league were: Christopher Brabston (Captain), Harry Costello, Gerard Cummins, Jack Costello, Kevin Tobin, Aaron Doyle, Kevin Freir, Paul Shortt, Vinny Doyle, TJ Hally, Charlie Costello, Dean Harding, Cormac Freir, Aine O'Dwyer & Eoin McSweeney.

The cup and medals will be presented at the end of the season. Well done guys.

St. John the Baptist Boys' National School

At a recent award ceremony at St. John the Baptist Boys' School, a number of pupils received certificates as a reward for achievement for the term from Christmas to Easter. The boys excelled in a variety of different areas from academic to sporting to general improvement and behaviour. It is hoped that these certificates of achievement will be an incentive to all pupils to excel in their individual fields.

The coveted position of captain of the school hurling team was given to two outstanding individuals, Jack and Dean Hayes. The twin brothers from sixth class were awarded the joint position in recognition of their excellent attitude and commitment to the team. Hopefully, their hard work and dedication will be rewarded in the coming weeks and months as the team takes to the playing fields!

The school commissioned a mural which is now displayed indoors at the school entrance lobby. The mural depicts many aspects of life in our school, and is a welcome and bright addition to the corridor. Mle buochas to artist Neil O' Dwyer for working very closely with staff on this project.

Also, just before the Easter holidays, digital projectors were installed in each classroom. This exciting and progressive school development will help to provide a stimulating visual learning environment for all the boys. Teachers will be further enabled to deliver a modern and interactive curriculum using 21st century technology.

Cashel RFC Juvenile

Our Final report on mini rugby for this year, brings us to the annual blitz played in Clonmel. Our U11's were first to take part on Easter Saturday April 3rd and our U9's on Sunday April 11th.

Our U9's contested four games in total, 1st game vs Kilfeakle, 2nd game vs Waterpark, 3rd game vs Clanwilliam and final game against Kilkenny. With everybody blending well together, great teamwork was on display. We had great attacking play from Tom Tobin, Kevin Molloy, Brian O'Connor, Eoin (Superman) Murphy, Like White, Joshua O'Dwyer and Martin Paul O'Dwyer. Excellent off loading in the tackle area from Farrell O'Donoghue, Niall Quaid, Padriac Clarke, Luke O'Flynn and Aaron Kennedy. When we needed committment, we got it in abundence with Oisin O'Suilleabhain. We will never forget the tackle he made on two waterpark players and then drove them back 20 metres into touch. Compliments to our coaches Whack O'Dwyer, Brendan O'Connor and Tony O'Sullivan. Gerry Kennedy ( Waterman) and all parents for giving a hand. Medals were also presented to our Cashel boys on the day and a big thank you to all in Clonmel RFC for afantastic morning. Well done!

U11 played their final matches of the season at the Clonmel Blitz and fared very well, playing 5 matches and sharing the plate with Galbally. The final ended in a 1-1 draw after extra time of a very hard fought end to end match.

This was the end of a great season for Cashel U11, concentrating on enjoyment and equal game time for all. During the season we played 23 games, Won 14, Drew 7, Lost 2. For every try we conceded, we scored two. It was a fantastic achievement by all the team: Jack Maher, Emmet Clarke, Kieran Lonergan, Cathal Bourke, Murragh McDermott, Alex Marshall, Cathal Darcy, Jack Moloughney, Colin Ryan, Adam Skeffington, James Kennedy, Scott Scanlon, Michael Morrissey, Brandon Duffy, Edmund Ryan and Patrick O'Donnovan. Not forgetting the 2 coaches for the season Declan Fitzgerald (Golden) and Jon Marshall (Gloucester) !!

As this was our last outing of the year we must say on behalf of Cashel RFC a big thank you to all who made this a great year. To our coaches, parents, Declan Fitzgerald ( Fixtures Secretary), JD Spearman for his gourmet Soups, Sponsers and most important of all, our players. We had a very busy year with Bag Packing, Halloween party, Santa's Visit and producing a Calender. We hope that everybody has enjoyed themselves this year as our main objective is to put a smile on a childs face. Enjoy the summer break.

Cashel U15's progress to Cup Final

Cashel U15 had a great victory against a very strong Waterpark side in Cashel on Sunday. Cashel got off to a great start when Keith O'Riordan scored in the corner from a 10m penalty, Cashel went further ahead five minutes later when William English slotted over a penalty in front of the posts to leave the score 8 nil in Cashel's favour. Waterparks physically bigger forwards piled on the pressure but just could not get past the Cashel boys who held them scoreless in the first half. This pressure continued from the kick off and after a 5 meter scrum in front of the posts Waterpark scored out wide. The try was converted by the Waterpark centre to put them within one point of Cashel.

Cashel chased down a long restart and were awarded a penalty which put them 4 points in front with 15 minutes to go. Both teams gave it everything for the rest of the game. With five minutes left Aidan Maher moved in from the wing to intercept the ball on the half way to score a fine individual try which was converted by William Hickey to leave the score Cashel 18 Waterpark 7.

Back row Darragh Ryan, Sean O'Connor and Peter Gavin were all over the field putting in the tackles. Luke Hickey, continues to impress at the breakdown stealing opposition ball and Keith O'Riordan, once again led from the front. Paddy Hennessy, Aidan Maher chased kicks all day and with J.J. O'Connor, Shane Murphy, and Fionn McCann in support kept the Waterpark backs under pressure all day. Ciaran Flanagan, Stephen Hickey and Ciaran Barron ran themselves into the ground. Denis Murphy was once again safe as a house at full back. It would be unfair to pick out Man of the Match because everyone played their part in this win including the lads who did not get on the field. Best of luck in the final. Training as usual Friday night 7pm sharp.

The club is currently seeking parents and supporters who might be interested in helping in coaching, clubhouse etc to contact Andrew O'Dwyer on 087 6187129.

The Old Cashel Society

A talk titled 'The Charter School in Cashel' by John Knightly, will be given in Cashel Library, Friar Street, on Thursday April 22nd at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.


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