REVITALISATION OF FAS BOARD - The AGM of the Board of Directors of the local CES Scheme saw some resignations and indications of new members to be nominated by sponsor groups. These will be ratified at the next meeting of the board. The meeting was very positive and a number of draft proposals have been put in place. The matter of sponsors failing to meet their financial commitments to the scheme was highlighted. This situation will no longer be accepted and action against defaulters will be taken even to the point of withdrawing workers from the relevant sponsoring group.
Among the issues brought forward was the fact that the largest sponsoring group Moneenroe Community Council, will shortly celebrate 40 years in existence and the meals on wheels service 10 years.
HURLING - Saturday, April 13: North Junior B League Clara versus Cloneen. Cloneen Junior B team travelled to Clara in the second round of the league, in wet and windy conditions there was a great effort put in by all but they just came up short, Cloneen went in at half time leading by 2 points, in the second half with just over 10 minutes left Clara were awarded a 21 yard free which found the back of the Cloneen net and Clara added on a few more points to seal the win, Clara 1-11 Cloneen 0-11.
Cloneen team: Sean Geoghegan, Gearoid O’Neill, Conor McDonald, Mark McGuire, Eddie Roche, Cormac McDonald, Kevin Delaney, Podge Delaney, Breannain Buggy, MJ Feehan, Paul Donnelly, David Wilson, Eoin Doyle, Sean O’Neill, Donal Lawlor.
Sunday, April 14: All County Junior League John Lockes versus Cloneen, Cloneen Junior team travelled to play John Lockes in the third round of the league with many of the same team playing from the evening before. In very windy conditions Cloneen played with the wind in the first half and went in leading 5 points to John Lockes one point with Cloneen picking off some great long range scores in this half.
With John Lockes now playing with the wind in the second half there was great defending from Cloneen was limiting the John Lockes forwards and they were finding it very hard to get scores, Cloneen were awarded a penalty midway through the second half which was saved and with less than 10 minutes left John Lockes scored a goal from a long range free, after the goal the scored another 2 points and time just ran out for the Cloneen lads to get a well deserved equaliser, great credit to team for the effort put in. John Lockes 1-6 Cloneen 0-8.
Cloneen team: Sean Geoghegan, Gearoid O’Neill, Paul Kelly, Mark McGuire, Conor McDonald, Brian Cahill, Fergal Brennan, Dean Shorthall, Kevin Delaney, Sean O’Neill, Graham Lawlor, Ronan Walsh, David Wilson, Paul Donnelly, Breannain Buggy.
CONFIRMATION - Next Sunday is Confirmation Day in the Parish with the boys and girls from both schools, their parents and sponsors coming together in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Moneenroe for 11am mass. People are being asked to arrive early a be mindful of the large numbers involved. There will be no 10am mass in Moneenroe but 11am mass in Clogh will go ahead as usual.