Clara - We’re in the final

Hurling - For the first time in the Club’s history we are in an All Ireland final in Croke Park. This is a huge occasion for our club and our parish and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to go and support our neighbours & friends on the greatest hurling stage. It is also a great opportunity to bring the young players of the parish - boys & girls - to watch their team in Croke Park on a day when it will be easier to bring kids than would normally be the case. The club is asking everyone in the parish to get behind the team by travelling in large numbers to Dublin to support them on the big day.

Hurling - For the first time in the Club’s history we are in an All Ireland final in Croke Park. This is a huge occasion for our club and our parish and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to go and support our neighbours & friends on the greatest hurling stage. It is also a great opportunity to bring the young players of the parish - boys & girls - to watch their team in Croke Park on a day when it will be easier to bring kids than would normally be the case. The club is asking everyone in the parish to get behind the team by travelling in large numbers to Dublin to support them on the big day.

If you are interested in travelling on the club’s supporters buses please contact Marilyn Langton on 086-2525261 as soon as possible - Price €10. We would ask everyone to wear their Clara colours on the day.We are also suggesting that all Clara supporters travelling to the match would try to sit together in the same sections of the stand in order to generate the best possible support for the team and to add to the enjoyment of the day, especially for the kids.Tickets will be available for Lower Hogan only and will be un-reserved i.e. “First Come First Served”. Prices: Adults €25; Children €5; Students and Senior Citizens €20

Any questions or queries can be answered by contacting any of the Executive Committee (Phone No.’s can be found at www.clara.kilkenny.gaa.ie).

Carrigans Confirm Sponsorship Deals.

Carrigan Bros confirm that they are continuing their sponsorship of the Clara Senior Hurling Team for another 3 years. The Carrigan Bros have already sponsored the team for the last 6 years and this deal will bring it up to 9 years in total.

Thanks to the following Businesses for sponsoring the Clara team in the Kilkenny County Final and Leinster Final.

Carrigan Bros. Clara Cars (Colman Ryan), Jim & Teresa Connolly, Langton House Hotel, Mark Murphy Motors, Murphy Machinery (Fintan Murphy), Hehirs Tyres, TOP Oil, John Brennan Machinery Supplies, Farm & Industrial Supplies, IFAC Accountants, Pit Lane Tyres, Pat Gannon Auctioneer, Bobby’s Body Shop, Harrington Bookmakers, JR Perry (Kilkenny) Ltd., Kilkenny Co-op Livestock Mart, Kilkenny Farm Relief Services, Hermitage Pedigree Pigs, Vale Oil, Gordon Hegarty & Sons Ltd., CTB Recycling Ltd., Forestry Services Ltd., FBD Insurance, Eddie Byrne Contractor, ElectroCity, Freshco, Harrington’s Pharmacy, Glanbia Bennettsbridge , John Healy, John Dalton & Sons, Alan Rowe t/a Reflex Printing, Tommy Healy Landscaping Ltd., Neil Tynan Butcher, PJ Cullen (Centra Bennettsbridge), David Buggy Motors Ltd., Senator Pat O’Neill, Phil Hogan, T.D., Michael Lyng Motors, Egans Pub, David Dunne Solicitor, Leydons Pub, Grassland Fertilizers, Enviroclad Systems Ltd., Kevin Browne (Brownes Hair & Beauty), Kellys of Kilkenny, Sean Ryan Irish Life, Donal Murphy, Druids Lodge Veterinary Clinic, P Hennessy & Co. Ltd., Jimmy Coogan, Euro Farm Supplies, Gerry O’Brien Butcher.

Upcoming training courses

The following courses are coming up in the near future for all trainers: Today Wednesday 6th of February Sports First Aid and Defibrillator course, 23rd of March ABC (Agility, Balance, Coordination) Course will take place in the GAA Grounds. Anybody interested in these courses please contact Eamonn Rafter or Gerry Farrell.

Club Membership

Over the next few weeks members of the executive committee will be around to collect membership for this year. All support very much appreciated and new members are always welcome.

Lotto Results : January 28th 2013-02-03 Winning numbers 10, 19, 22. No Winners. €30 each. Peter Nolan,Carn. Mary Condon, Sion Rd. Cormac O’Driscoll ,Dunbell. Aine McDonald, Dunbell. T.J. Byrne c/o Mary Walsh. Jackpot next week €1950.

Mass - Mass and blessing of the sick will take place in Clara Hall on Tuesday 12th Feb. at 2.30pm. All welcome.

Pilgrimage - Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Freeman S.A.C will take place from May 22nd to May 27th. Bookings may be made by contacting Eleanor at Glenmore@ossory.ie or 051-880414 weekdays except Wednesday from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Notes - Anyone wishing to have information included in the Clara Notes, please email them to claranoteskk@gmail.com before 8pm on Sunday night.