OFF TO CROAGH PATRICK-Clogh Community Council is organising a weekend away in Westport, County Mayo with a climb of the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick as the centrepiece of the trip. The plan is to leave early on Saturday morning ( date to be confirmed) and do he climb after arrival. The night will be spent in Westport wher overnight accommodation and breakfast will cost €30 per person. Those intended travelling will be seeking sponsorship which will go towards of the walking track.
WEB REVIVAL-Representatives of a number of local groups have shown an interest in restoring the community website Clogh.com. The site lapsed a while back following the demise of Clogh Family Resource Centre through which it operated. Some members of Clogh Webgroup which controlled the very popular website have indicated their support for the renewal effort. The main promoters are the Community Council and the Clogh School parents body. The school board intend producing a book of old photographs and these will be returned immediately and are calling on families to search for such pictures and paraphenalia from the past and to pass them on for scanning to John Coffey or Sharon Brennan, Tourtane and all material received will be returned in it’s original condition.
The website will be based on all the organisations in the parish such as sporting groups, church, schools, childcare and social activities and events. Each group will be asked to submit material which will be published on their own page. In the meantime updates are featured on the Clogh Community Council Facebook page.
LOADS OF SPORTING ACTION-Sport dominated the parish over the past week with everybody’s mind focussed on Sunday’s All Ireland senior hurling final. This was in evidence with so many premises being adorned in the black and amber colours. The tension will have to continue for a further three weeks as a result of the match ending in a draw which now necessitates a replay on Sunday 30th September.
The family fun day in Clogh saw the crowds come out in brilliant sunshine to witness and participate in the wid range of activities.Saturday saw the under 10 hurling blitz in the Cloneen club and also saw a big turnout to see off the nearly 100 cyclists on their annual charity run to Croke Park.The street was packed with well wishers and cyclists as they enjoyed breakfast in Ryan’s pub as well as traditional dancing and set dancing.
Cloneen Hurling Club hosted a hard fought Junior Championship game between Erins Own and St. Martins which was won by the former.As is normal at this time of year, there was the usual wealth of activity on the handball scene with a number of local players chasing national honours.
Railyard ladies regained the county title with a good win over The Village in Ballycomey.
Clogh Handball Club will host a par 3 golf classic at Quinnagh, Carlow on Saturday 6th October. Entry costs €60 for a team of four and may be given to Brendan on 087 1475770 before Friday 21st September. Prizees will presented at a cabaret on the night in Kavanaghs.The handball club is seeking old photographs and memorabilia to be displayed in the ball alley and on the club website. All material will be copied and returned to the owners.Congratulations to Kyle Dunne who won the county U10S 60x30 final adding adding to his U10S 40x20 county title won earlier in the year.
Hard Luck to the Kilkenny U14/15 team of 6 beaten by Cork in the All Ireland final. On the team from Clogh were Marc Purcell and Shane Dunne with Jack Crehan(Kells), Dion Bourke(Mothel), Niall Walsh and David Doyle(Windgap) and Maurice Walsh (Kilfane). Eilis Regan and Aoilean Hennessy (pictured) travelled to Mullinavat to play Limerick in what they thought was the Girls Under 17 Doubles All Ireland semi final but it turned out to be the All Ireland final. The Kilkenny pair started slowly but they got a great serve going and played some powerful handball to win the match comfortably by 2 games to nil. Congratulations to both girls on their achievement.
Note the Change of date for Clogh Handball Club Par 3 golf classic in Quinnagh which has been changed to Saturday 6th October due to the All Ireland Hurling replay
Congratulations to James Love and Thomas Brennan on winning the county 60x30 u11d final adding to the B 40x20 title they won earlier in the year
SET DANCING-Set dancing will take place in Moneenroe Hall every Tuesday for children at 6 pm and adults at6 pm. New members are encouraged to join while classes will be held in Clogh Parish Centre on Thursdays at 5.30 pm with new children invited to come along. Enquiries to Ann on 087 9049644.
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER-Local youth soccer player, Sean Maguire from Cois na hAbhann has been receiving rave reviews as he plies his career with Waterford United in the League of Ireland. Last weekend he was on the starting eleven for Ireland’s youth team which achieved a 1-1 draw with Latvia in Riga. This international was part of the Irish teams preparations for the forthcoming European under 19 championships against Luxemburg, Macedonia and Germany. Sean has also proved himself a very promising hurler with Cloneen.
LEAGUE FINAL-Cloneen’s great run in the county junior league came to an end when as Group a winners they took on their group B counterparts Piltown in the final at St. John’s Park. This was Piltown’s fifth league final appearance and it was their ability to shoot long range points that proved decisive. The half time score was Piltown 0-12, Cloneen 1-5. Cloneen continued to battle throughout the second half and a Pauric Maher goal kept them within striking distance. Cloneen : Gary Delaney, Kevin Delaney, Pa Brennan, Mark Maguire, Philip Roche, Kevin Phillips, Paul Kelly, Dean Shortall, Brian Cahill (0-2), Ronan Walsh (0-1), Noel Roche, Graeme Lawler (1-6), Podge Delaney, Paudraic Maher (1-0), Eamon Mooney. Sub. M.J. Feehan.
BINGO-Bingo continues in full swing in the Parish Centre every Friday at 6.30 pm with the two jackpots standing at €2,040 and 1,000.