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Kilmanagh - Nicholas Teehan laid to rest

MR. NICHOLAS TEEHAN - The death occurred of Mr. Nicholas Teehan, Shipton House, Kilmanagh on Friday, 17 May 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.

MR. NICHOLAS TEEHAN - The death occurred of Mr. Nicholas Teehan, Shipton House, Kilmanagh on Friday, 17 May 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.

His funeral took place in Ballykeeffe Cemetery after the 10:30 Requiem Mass in the church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Kilmanagh.

Deepest sympathies to his wife Statia, daughters Helena, Brigíd, Mary and Nicola, sons John, Edward and Nicky, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

Nicky was very popular and well respected and his involvement in the GAA and his passion for hurling was second to none. At his passing he was President of the Graigue-Ballycallan G.A.A. and his input and support of the club will be greatly missed.

MR JOHN O’CONNOR - The death occurred recently of Mr. John O’Connor, Kilmanagh. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends. John was another of Graigue-Ballycallan former players to depart from this earth and will be sadly missed.

CONDOLENCES - Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club would like to offer its condolences to the family and friends of its recently deceased members. Canon Phelan who was club Patron, Nicholas Teehan Club President and former player, Johnny Connors Club Committee Member and former player and Seamus Murphy former player.

 Also condolences to O’Connor Family on the passing of Therese O’Connor, mother of Ronan and Grandmother of current Senior Hurling Player, Willie.

G.B.C. CRAIC AGUS CEOL - An evening of great craic and with music coming from the Graigue Ballycallan Scor Group will be held in Bill Ryan’s on Sunday night, 2 June compliments of Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club.

Admission is Free.

SENSE & SENSIBILITY - The wonderful Chapterhouse Theatre Company return to Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre on Friday, 12 July with Sense & Sensibility, a novel by Jane Austin and was in fact her first published work in 1811. It was originally titled ‘A Lady’ and is a romantic fiction about 2 sisters - Marianne and Elinor Dashwood and their lives following their move to a small cottage in the south west of England between 1792 and the love and heartbreak they find.

The book has been adapted numerous times for both television and film - the most well known being the 1995 move with Emma Thompson

Keeping the authenticity to a maximum Chapterhouse Theatre Company prides itself on producing traditional and accessible theatre in the open-air and has received critical acclaim across England and Europe in its 13 years touring history.

Every show is beautifully costumed with attention to detail and period, and features enchanting accompanied singing performed live by wonderful casts year in, year out.

Gather your friends and family, bring a picnic and watch this magnificent story under a beautiful summer sky.

JACK L RETURNS - Jack Lukeman returns to Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Saturday, July 13 with his new show ‘The 27 Club’.
‘The 27 Club’ is the name given by Jack in honour of remarkable group of artists who passed away at the age of 27.
The show features the work of iconic singers such as Janis Joplin, The Doors, Robert Johnson, The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, Jimmie Hendrix and Nirvana. All are interpreted by Jack in his own special spellbinding performance. 
Throughout the show, Jack interweaves their legacy in a rip – roaring musical celebration of life. A dramatic and unforgettable show and has sold out every date on the tour, making one of the most successful shows to tour in 2012.
For more information visit

Early bird tickets are available from on Monday, 27 May.

SUMMER YOUTH ART PROGRAMME - This will be a 1 week Art programme for youth aged from 12 to 16 years. This project will be aimed at young people in the Callan area and hinterland. The programme will help develop their artistic talents and bring out their creative side. This course will explore many materials, textures & fabrics to create a unique piece of work that can be put on display for people to see the great talents of the local youth. The cost of this programme is €30 and must be paid in full in advance to book a space as places are limited. This project is funded by Kilkenny VEC.

Contact 056 7755519 ext 1 for more details.

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP - a Support Group for Carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia providing a safe space for information exchange, emotional and practical support and the opportunity to network with other carers in similar positions.  Location: Alzheimer Day Care Centre, 1 Fr Walsh Close, Cootes Lane, Kilkenny (Behind the village Inn) Next Meeting: Today (Wednesday, 29 May 2013). Time: 4pm-5.30pm. For more information contact Ruth 056)7771230.

SUMMER CAMP - Cloghoge Montessori Summer Camp dates for 2013 are;Week 1 - Tuesday, 23 July to Friday, 26 July. Week 2 - Tuesday, 30 July to Friday, 2 Aug. Ages 3-5 year olds. Activities include outdoor games & fun, treasure hunt, baking, art & craft, dance & songs. Contact: Carmel Everard 086-3769305

BE ON THE BIG SCREEN - Actors, Sound Assistants, Film Extras WANTED: Anyone interested in getting involved with an upcoming film that will be shot in the Callan area?? Would you like to know how to make a film or would you like a chance to be in front of the big screen?? If so then we want to meet you. This project will run for about 4 weeks from 24 June until 22 July. The group will meet at least once a week. It is for Youth aged 15-18years. If interested please contact Pamela on 086 3383951

ALZHEIMER CAFÉ - Wednesday, 5 June 2013 from 11.00am-1.00pm in Harry’s Bar in Langton’s.

People  living with dementia and their family members can meet others in a similar position. Opportunity to access information from dementia specific health care professional.  There will be a talk from Pharmacist Maireád O’Gorman at 12.30pm about medications for Alzheimer’s and also blister packing systems to make medication compliance easier. Free tea, coffee and scones.  All are welcome.

BEST OF LUCK - The Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth would like to wish all Junior and Leaving Certificate students the very best in their exams. They would also like to send special wishes to the 6th Year students who have taken the historical step of choosing to attend for the 1st year of their BA Degree (MH901) here in Kilkenny. Please feel free to contact the campus when your exams are over if you would like any additional support and/or help with regard to your subject options. 

G.B.C. RESULTS - Senior Hurling League Round 2 - Graigue Ballycallan 3-14 / St. Martin’s Muckalee 1-16. U14 Hurling League - Graigue Ballycallan 7-13 / Glenmore 4-5

G.B.C. SENIORS - Graigue Ballycallan senior hurlers got back to winning ways in this third round of the St. Canice’s Senior Hurling League against Muckalee at Jenkinstown on Tuesday, 21 May.

In this high intensity match, which produced some great patches of play, it was the Muckalee team who got off to the better start. Playing with the wind they rattled over four points from play with Niall Millea keeping the locals in touch with three points of his own (2 from frees). Muckalee added another point before P.J. Trant (whose long range puck-outs were a feature of the game) pointed a 80 yard free to keep Graigue Ballycallan in touch.

Muckalee pointed again before Graigue Ballycallan through the good work of Jimmy Murphy and Dara Walton set up Thomas Ryan who drilled home a wonderful goal to put Graigue Ballycallan into the lead.

Muckalee fought back and added four more points with Graigue Ballycallan getting a single point through Eddie Brennan to finish the first half with the score line Graigue Ballycallan 1-5 / Muckalee 0-10

Muckalee started the second half with a flurry, grabbing two points, but aided by the wind and those long puck-outs the Graigue Ballycallan team began to click and through the hard working John Purcell who kicked a goal and Niall Millea who added on three frees the team grew in confidence. Muckalee scored two more points before Adrian Burke, aided by a Dara Walton pass, rifled home a bullet to give Graigue Ballycallan the lead once again. From here to the end of the match the team play was magnificent with the back-lines completely closing down the Muckalee forwards and with the midfield and forward combining well they drove on to score six more points from frees and play.

Muckalee were to score a late goal with a tap in after goalie P.J. Trant stopped the initial pile driver.

Thomas Ryan pointed to give Graigue Ballycallan a deserving four point win.

Final score: Graigue Ballycallan 3-14 / Muckalee 1-16

In this fast paced game which produced some lovely hurling from both sides, Graigue Ballycallan played like a team and their team spirit was enhanced by their team captain whose constant encouragement rallied his team mates with the goalie and both lines of defence working and helping each other they marshalled their opponents and delivered good ball to the forwards.

The centre field worked well and together with the half forward line maintained a high work rate with both centre-field players scoring important goals.

The forwards maintained a high work rate throughout the game and fought for every ball making it difficult for the Muckalee backs to clear their lines. As the game progressed so did the players confidence and if they keep up this team work and work rate, more winning games will follow.

Team: P.J. Trant (0-2 frees), Darragh Egan, Ger Teehan, Shane Murphy, Jimmy Murphy, James Ryall, John Cleere, Adrian Bourke (1-0), Thomas Ryan (1-1), Robert Murphy, Niall Millea (0-8 ,7 frees), Eddie Brennan (0-2), Dermot Heafey, Dara Walton, John Purcell (1-1), Vinnie Teehan, Jason Dermody, P.J. Pollard, Paddy Kennedy, Shane Butler, Gearoíd Murphy, Padraig Tynan, Dermot Ryall, Anthony Ryan, Ciarán Hoyne (injured)

G.B.C. FIXTURES - Billy Ronan Memorial Tournament

Friday, 31 May - Tullaroan vs. St Patrick’s, Ballyragget in Tom Ryall Park at 8pm

Saturday, 1 June - Graigue Ballycallan vs. Ballingarry in Tom Ryall Park at 8pm

Sunday, 2 June - Final in Tom Ryall Park. Time to be confirmed

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