Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Club Notes

U12 Munster Hurling Blitz in Semple Stadium Thurles

Annual Cul Camp is the highlight of the underage year!

The club’s Cul Camp ran from July 24th to 28th (inclusive). Over ninety children took part in the camp in Rossmore. The camp is organised by Deirdre O’Leary and Marie Dorgan and it was a tremendous success.

The children thoroughly enjoyed five days of hurling and football fun and games. An ice-cream van on the Friday was a lovely treat for the children. Thanks to the great coaches Luke Meade, James Desmond, Grainne O’Brien, Jack Meade and Shane O’Donovan. Thanks to Luke for presenting the medals to each child on the last day. Thanks to James McCarthy (GDA) for visiting the camp. James gave the children advice on improving their skills and answered any questions, posed by the children. Thanks to the assistant coaches Fern McCarthy, Alice O’Donovan, Rory Brimble, Ruth O’Driscoll and Grace McCarthy. Thanks to Claire Collins, Rosarie Murphy, Anna O’Neill, Noel Young, Connie Murphy and all parents who helped out in any way, during the week.

U12 Munster Hurling Blitz in Thurles

The U12 hurlers were thrilled to be invited to participate in a Munster hurling blitz, on Friday last. The boys played met John McGrath (Tipperary hurler) and were given a tour of the stadium. They played exceptionally well in their three matches, against three strong teams. They played Borrisokane (Tipperary), Murroe Boher (Limerick) and Ferrybank (Waterford). Thanks to Gavin Twohig for organising this most memorable day. The boys were in fine voice and had great fun on the bus journey to and from Thurles. This was truly a day that they and their parents will never forget.

Team: Olan Murphy, Mark Collins, Daniel McCarthy, Jack Hehir, Micheal Keohane, Sam Bailey, Darragh Clancy, Cillian Twohig, Conor O’Sullivan, Joe Barry, Shane Keohane, Peter O’Sullivan, Oisin Harrington, Colum Kennefick, Rory McCarthy, Ben Barry, Ruairi O’Sullivan, Shane Clancy, Donnacha Keohane and Rory Twohig.


The U16 girls travelled to Kealkill to contest the semi-final of the Carbery championship. Kilbree were very much in control of proceedings in the first half. Scores by Aife O’Neill, Mairead Crowley and Caoimhe Murphy gave Kilbree a six point advantage at half time. St Colums were a stronger force in the second half. They overturned Kilbree’s lead in a thriller of a match. The fairest result on the night was a draw. The final score was Kilbree 1-7 St Colums 1-7. The replay will be played in the coming weeks.

Team: Heather Brimble, Margaret Collins, Kate O’Donovan, Jessica O’Driscoll, Maeve O’Neill, Emily O’Donovan, Mary Murphy, Mairead Crowley (0-3), Rachel Deasy, Aife O’Neill (0-1), Alice O’Donovan (0-1), Caoimhe Murphy (1-2), Rebecca Hurley, Grace McCarthy and Sinead O’Sullivan.

The U14 girls played the Carbery championship semi-final on Friday night, away to Kilbrittain/Timoleague. The girls were most unlucky to lose out by a single point on the night. They played exceptionally well and now look forward to the U14 county championship.

Thanks to everyone who supported the recent used clothing collection, a most important fundraiser for the camogie club. There was a very generous response to the collection.


The lotto jackpot of €1,500 was won by Michael O’Donovan (Gearagh). The numbers drawn were 2, 13 and 24. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,000.