William CONQUERS THE WORLD - World Handball Championship was held in City West Dublin recently. 27 handballers from Clogh Handball Club participated at the event. All our players got more than two games each whether it be singles or doubles or both with some getting to quarter finals, semi finals and 2 to finals. The Mens C Singles final saw two Kilkenny men compete against one another. William Love played Brendan Burke from Kells in one of the most sporting games played with William bringing gold back to the club. In the girls 19 and under one wall Ciara Mahon brought silver back to the club. This event was enjoyed by players, coaches and parents and gave the players great experience in playing in big events. The following is the list of Clogh handballers who participated in the World Championship: William Love, Brendan Hosey, Andrew Lawlor, Eoghan Hennessy, Mary Phelan, Ciara Mahon, Ronan Egan, Eoin Doyle, Brian Mahon, Mary Buggy, Denise Love, Aishling Maher, Padraig Cooney, Eilis Regan, Aoilean Hennessy, Marc Purcell, Shane Dunne, Ciaran Cooney, Aidan Barry, Cathal Barry, Eoin Regan, Michael Doyle, James Love, Kyle Dunne, Billy O Neill, Jack Buggy, Jamie Maher. The next World Championships are in Canada in 2015.
MONEENROE NATIONAL SCHOOL - the parnts committee would like to thank EuroSpar for facilitating them with bag packing recently to help raise much needed funds for the School. A big thank you too to all customers for their support and generosity.
A DECENT YEAR - Cloneen junior hurling team had a vastly improved turn of form in 2012, Having had to endure a play off to avoid relegation a year earlier they had a good year in the league winning their division and reaching the final. Despite continuing to lose key players to emigration their was a considerable improvement in the quality of hurling bringing winning performances over some leading teams such as Windgap, Bennettsbridge and Lisdowney only losing once that to Barrow Rangers. This was put down to the ongoing efforts to promote the underage structures. A couple of Cloneen players got close to county panels with Dean Shortall, Brian Cahill and Gary Delaney being recognised by minor and under 21 county mentors. The schoolboys and juveniles continue to show a great interest with good numbers taking part. To facilitate the promotion of games at under age level, Cloneen got together with Railyard Football Club to form a single GAA club in the parish under the title of Cloneen / Railyard Bord na nOg. This club has registered separately promoting both codes and have registered a new colour scheme which incorporates the green of Cloneen and the red of Railyard. Camogie has become established with a growing interest and enthusiasm among local girls.
Railyard Ladies regained their county senior championdship title - The year just ending was another very productive season for Clogh Handball Club with the highlight being in October at the World Championships held in City West, Dublin when the club won a gold medal and a silver. The gold medal went to William Love who won the adult men’s ‘C’ division whhile Ciara Mahon won silver at Ladies 19 and under one wall. Here is a list of honours won by club players during 2012 : County winners 2012 U10BS 40x20 Jamie Maher U10S 40x20 & 60x30 Kyle Dunne U11BS 40x20 and 60x30 Eamon Brennan U11BD 40x20 & U11D 60x30 Thomas Brennan & James Love U11D Cumann na mBunscoile Kyle Dunne & Thomas Brennan U12S 40x20 & 60x30 Ciaran Cooney U13S 60x30 Aidan Barry U13BS Cathal Barry U13S Cumann na mBunscoile Ciaran Cooney U13D Cumann na mBunscoile Aidan Barry & Eoin Regan GU13S Sorcha 40x20 & 60x30 Sorcha Delaney U13D 40x20 Cathal Barry & Eoin Regan U14S 40x20 & 60x30 Shane Dunne GU14D 60x30 Caitriona Lawlor & Cora Delaney U15S 60x30 Padraig Cooney GU15D 40x20 & 60x30 Eilis Regan & Aoilean Hennessy U16D 40x20 Brian Mahon & Padraig Cooney GU16D 40x20 & 60x30 Aishling Maher & Denise Love U17D 40x20 Eoin Doyle & Ronan Egan GU17S 40x20 Mary Buggy Ladies 40x20 Ciara Mahon
Leinster Winners 2012 - U12S 40x20 & 60x30 Ciaran Cooney U13S Cumann na mBunscoile Ciaran Cooney U13D Cumann na mBunscoile Aidan Barry & Eoin Regan GU13D 40x20 Sorcha Delaney & Margaret Purcell(Windgap) U14S 40x20 Shane Dunne U15S 60x30 Padraig Cooney U15D 40x20 Padraig Cooney & Niall Walsh(Windgap) GU15D 40x20 Aoilean Hennessy & Eilis Regan U16D 40x20 Brian Mahon & Emmet Landy(Windgap) GU16D 40x20 Denise Love & Deirdre Purcell (Windgap) U17S 60x30 Ronan Egan GU17D 60x30 Aoilean Hennessy & Eilis Regan Ladies Minor Singles 40x20 Mary Phelan Ladies Minor Singles 60x30 Ciara Mahon Ladies Minor Doubles 40x20 & 60x30 Mary Phelan & Ciara Mahon
All Ireland Winners 2012 -U15S 60x30 Padraig Cooney- GU17D 40x20 Mary Buggy & Aishling Maher GU17D 60x30 Aoilean Hennessy & Eilis Regan Ladies Minor Doubles 40x20 & 60x30 Mary Phelan & Ciara Mahon 60x30 Feile Skills winner Shane Dunne
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 -Men’s Division ‘C’ Gold Medal William Love Womens U19 One Wall Silver Medal Ciara Mahon