SCHOOLS HURLING FINAL WIN
Congratulations to the Clogh/Moneenroe schools team who won the Cumann na mbunscoil final after defeating Tullaroan in Nowlan Park last Wedesday by a five point margin. Well done to all concerned in this wonderful victory.The boys battled really hard to reverse a 5 point deficit midway through the first half. Behind 1-3 to 0-1 the team settled down to play some excellent hurling. A goal on the stroke of half time left only a point between the sides and lifted the confidence of the Clogh/Moneenroe boys at the break. This situation improved immediately after the restart with another goal to put the local boys in front and they pushed on to win an exciting game on a 4-7 to 3-5 scoreline. There was great support for the team and they were very impressed by the acceptance speech of team captain Thomas Brennan after the presentation of the cup. The panel on the day and scorers were Brandon McCarthy, Eamon Brennan, Diarmuid Rowe, Dara Delaney, Thomas Brennan (capt.), (0-2) Tom Buggy (0-2), Michael Doyle (0-1), Adam Maguire, Ciaran Cooney (1-1), Kyle Dunne (1-0), Conor Byrne (1-0), Niall Egan, Martin Brennan, Dylan McDonald (1-1), James Love, Diarmuid Meally, Adam Purcell, and Darragh Brennan.
Cloneen juniors had a one point win over Erins Own, Castlecomer in the Paddy Cahill Cup on Saturday evening in Clogh. The final score in a tightly fought game was Cloneen 1-10, Erins Own 1-9.
For the second week running a cemetery Mass was interupted by rain when the well attended service in Moneenroe had to be moved indoor when what had been a nice day turned to rain.
Just as in Clogh a week earlier the large congregation were disappointed when cold rain prevented them from standing next to their family graves for Mass. The graveyards in both sides of the parish looked immaculate and graves were well presented with numerous wreaths and flowers adding to the colour.
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MONEENROE CENTENERY CELEBRATIONS
There was a good turnout for the various activities held to celebrate 100 years of the existence of Moneenroe National School culminating with Mass celebrated by Bishop Freeman.
The very successful dine out service at the Parish Centre has been further expanded to include take away meals on Fridays. The facility has already been operating on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday with very positive response.
SAFETY AT CLONEEN BRIDGE
The surface deterioration at Cloneen Bridge is to be relayed thanks to the additional funding recently provided to Kilkenny County Council. Cllr. Maurice Shortall says the money has been allocated under the Restoration Improvement Programme by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.