cemetry mass- Visitors to Clogh churchyard on Friday evening next for the annual Cemetery Mass will be impressed by the major work being carried out on restoring the stone wall surrounding the graveyard. This wall had become something of an eyesore in recent years with untidy growth and several areas falling down.
The local Fas workers dedicated to this project have transformed the first section and will continue to make progress. (Picture shows the section of the wall which has been re-constructed to date).
SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS.-Two Moneenroe Groups have been successful in the Amenity Grants Scheme 2012 administered by Kilkenny County Council. Cllr. Maurice Shortall says Moneenroe Community Council have been awarded €1,000 while Old School Crescent Residents Association received €300.
GAA-Cloneen secured a good win last Sunday over Bennettsbridge in the third round of the junior hurling league at well attended Bennetsbridge.The locals started well and were two points up after 4 minutes but two frees from Graham lawlor levelled proceedings shortly after.C loneen with their half back line and centre field beginning to take control
began to ask serious questions of the Bennetsbridge rear guard.After 20 minutes play Cloneen got the break they deserved with Paudraig Maher breaking away from his marker to fire on goal only for the goalie to make a great save but Ronan Walsh following through forced it over the line.From that moment until half time Cloneen took over and a wonder goal from MJ Feehan capped off a great first half display.The second half was much closer when the locals down 2.8 to 0.7 came out with great determination and skill to reduce the margin to five points but Cloneen never panicked and after a few bad wides were able to tack on points at vital stages of the game to win on a final score of 2.13 to 0.13.
CLONEEN TEAM: G.Delaney,N Roche,P Brennan,G Campion,P Roche,K Phillips,P Kelly,B Cahill D Shortall,(0.1) K Delaney,R Walsh (1.3),G Lawlor (0.9),MJ Feehan (1.0), P Maher, P Delaney. C Mcdonald, S O’Neill, S Geoghegan, M Maguire, D Wilson, Conor Mcdonald, C Roche, G O’Neill, F. Brennan, E Mooney, B Buggy.
The team played their third game of the league on Wednesday evening and had their third win in succession with a narrow one ouint win over fancied Lisdowney in Clogh. Having led by 1-8 to 0-5 at half time Cloneen found themselves hauled back and fell behind going into the closing stages. An opportunist goal by substitute Sean O’Neill was the decisive score which saw Cloneen run out one point winners on a 2-10 to 0-15 scoreline. Local supporters were delighted on Thursday morning when they looked at the league table to see Cloneen sitting on top.
Cloneen/Railyard -travelled to Piltown last Saturday in the under 10 Go games. The local lads played very well with Kyle Dunne and Jimmy Love both deserving Man of the Match awards. They went ahead with an early goal from Jimmy Love and Piltown had to dig deep to match the Clogh / Moneenroe boys. The two sides were evenly matched with the final score finishing level at 2-3 apiece.
national school-Clogh/Moneenroe National Schools played Mullinavat National School in Larchfield on Thursday. Once again there was big support from the parents. The day was one of the hottest this year but fair play to the lads/girls never gave up and put on a great display of hurling winning the game 3-8 to 1-0. The school now goes on to the quarter final stages. Team: Michael Doyle, Ger Meally, Aidan Barry, David Langton, Diarmuid Rowe(0-1), Thomas Brennan(0-1), Eamonn Brennan, Eoin Regan(0-1), Ciaran Farnan, Sorcha Delaney, Ciaran Cooney, Brandon McCarthy Donoghue, Kevin Young(2-0), Cathal Barry(0-4), Kyle Dunne(1-1), Dara Delaney, Adam Lalwor, Conor Byrne, James Love, Niall Egan, Tom Buggy, Adam Maguire, Conor Rowe, Alan O Neil, Liam Barcoe.
The hurling club had a great turnout and glorious sunshine for the fun run on Sunday. The brave runners had to endure temperatures in the mid fifties as they battled the 10 Km course.
BARBEQUE-Next Saturday night sees the second community barbeque to be organised by Clogh Community Council at Ryan’s of Clogh. This proved a very enjoyable event last year and with the good weather as well as the bank holiday weekend another fun night of good food , music and craic is forecast again next weekend.