Co. Senior Hurling Challenge Cup - We won our first game last Sunday against Cappawhite in Boherlahan. Both sides did well to play in such bad weather conditions. See match report. Team and scorers were Joe Ryan, Andrew Downey, John Dwyer, Johnny Maher, Aidan Maher, Ger Sullivan, Brian Quinn, Darragh Hickey (0-07, 0-05f), Darragh Devane, Fionn McCullagh, Paul Ryan (0-02), Brian Maher (0-01), Paul Creed, Laurence Hickey (1-0), Seamie Leahy (0-02). Subs: Willie Hickey for Paul Creed, Brian Sheehy for Ger Sullivan, Conor Moloughney, Paul Dwyer, Oisin Ryan, Eoghan Ryan, Seamus Hickey, Brendan Heaney, Gary Crowe. We are due to play Loughmore this weekend. Check fixtures list of up-to-date details.
GAA Membership - The closing date of 31st March is approaching. All master file of all paid up members for 2013 will be posted up on the notice board in the Sports Centre and updated on a regular basis. The membership rates are as follows: Full adult player 50 euro, Unemployed person 25 euro, Students 25 euro, Minors 10 euro and Non-players 20 euro.
Fundraising Cake Sale - There will be a cake sale held in aid of Boherlahan Dualla Camogie Club on this Saturday, 16th March in Dualla, before and after evening Mass and also in Boherlahan on Sunday 17th March before and after 11am Mass. Cake or bun donations would be very gratefully received. Enquiries to Sandra Hennessy on (086) 1686238.
Camogie Training - Will commence for the U/6, U/8, U/10 and U/12s on Friday, 22nd of March at 6pm in Boherlahan. The U/14 and U/16 camogie will be commencing the first week in April, date and venues to be confirmed. Reminder all players must be registered in order to be able to play. Confirmation - For the parish is on Wednesday, 20th March. Sixty six children from 5th and 6th class in the three schools will receive the Sacrament. The ceremony this year is in Immaculate Conception Church, Boherlahan, commencing at 11am.
The late Jimmy Hickey - On February 19th the death took place after illness of Jimmy Hickey, Kilbreedy. Eldest son of William and Mai Hickey, Jimmy spent his early years just over the border in Ballinahinch. Jimmy came to live in the old Hickey family home with his uncle Jim. He later married Breda (McEniry), Mortlestown and they had three sons, Seamus, Frank and William. As well as tendering to his farm, Jimmy also had a number of outdoor interests. As a young fellow, he was a hurler of note and played with the Boherlahan teams, first as a juvenile and later as an adult from the late fifties up to the early seventies. He later was an avid supporter of the club teams and one of his proudest boasts must have been in 1996 when his youngest son William won both an All-Ireland Minor Hurling medal and also a Senior County Final medal with the local club. William continues to assist his local fellow players. Another great interest of Jimmy’s was the “long-tails”, and though I have but scant information in this particular sport, I do know that Jimmy bred, and trained many dogs of note who were successful in the field. Like his uncle Jim, he was a lifelong member of the Pioneer Association. Though dogged with indifferent health for many years, Jimmy continued to run his farm and take part in his many other interests. On finishing his third level education, Seamus the eldest son, went to work in Finland and has settled there. William, the youngest, is a member of an Garda Siochana and lives in Kilbreedy and Frank is on the family farm. Jimmy was laid to rest in Ardmayle Cemetery after Requiem Mass in Boherlahan. We offer our deepset sympathy to Breda (wife), Seamus, Frank and William (sons), brothers, sisters, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.
The late Sarah Meskell - On Wednesday, 20th February the death took place at Clonmel Hospital of Sarah Meskell, Ardmayle West. Sarah, who was a member of the Ryan (Mason) family, Ballyroe, was predeceased by her husband Leonard who died way back in 1980. Though ninety three years of age, Sarah was quite active in parish activities up to a short time before her death, and these activities were many. Sarah, was for many years a member of the local I.C.A. and in that capacity was often representative of the Branch at federation meetings. The I.C.A. flag was draped on her coffin and Anne Devitt, the PRO of South Tipperary Federation paid tribute to her in a graveside oration. She also served as an officer. Sarah was a founder member of the Ardmayle Heritage Society and was still Treasurer at the time of her death. She was also a lifelong member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association and for many years represented her area in the Boherlahan Parish Council. She was a member of the local Bingo Committee where each week she attended, loyal to her duties, almost right up to the end. I’m sure the Committee will greatly feel her loss. Sarah’s family are also active members of our parish community. Her eldest son Peter, though living for many years in Clonmel has done tremendous work for our parish. In 1987, he published a comprehensive history of our parish and this has provided a valuable means of research to would be historians. He was founder member of the Ardmayle Heritage Society and was one of the principal leaders in the restoration of the old Church in Ardmayle. He was also a founder member of the Boherlahan Dualla Historical Journal and edited many early editions of it. Jim is also active in the parish. In his early years, as a hurler of note, Jim played with distinction for both parish and county. He later compiled a pictorial record of the parish in 1996. Sarah’s remains were laid to rest in Ardmayle Cemetery after Requiem Mass in Boherlahan. We express our deepest sympathy to daughters Mary (O’Dwyer) and Nell (Breen), sons Peter and Jim, brothers Br. Pakie, John and Jimmy, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, grand-children, great-grandchildren and a wide circle of relatives and friends. Go ndéanaí Dia trocaire uirthi.
St. Patricks Night Disco - In aid of Dualla Community Field and Boherlahan Dualla Ladies Football Club will be held on this Sunday, 17th March in the Horse & Hound Pub Dualla from 10pm. Tickets are €10 or payment on entry. Please support these very worthy local causes. Good Friday Table Quiz - Friday, 29th March at 8.30pm. Cost is 20 euro per table of four. Children’s tables are 10 euro and are to be accompanied by an adult please. Refreshments will be provided on the night. There will also be a raffle, so any donation of spot prizes would be welcomed. Dualla NS Book of Stories and Memories - Good progress has been made on this project. A bit of material has come in. We need more. Talk to someone and let them write down your story. All material will be edited before publication. Maybe you have old photos of events, sports events etc. Hand in your material to the school or any member of the Committee.