It was dubbed by it’s chief organiser, Willie Joe Meally as a Faith and Culture weekend.and on Friday night, the organisers invited parishioners and people from neigbouring parishes who are steeped in mining traditions to come along and join in the celebration of their culture and heritage. The main craic began in Ryans pub at 9 0’clock on Friday night with some local music and sing song followed by two comedy sketches by members of Clogh ICA, players This was followed by a sketch from the highly acclaimed Kilquan Players led by Patsy Darcy and Ben Brennan. All three sketches were very funny and were well received by the big attendance.
Organisers encouraged people to dress where possible in mining garb and women to wear old style clothing as used by miners’ wives. It turned out to be a mighty craic with loads of nostalgia and reminders of the times past and the history of the mining years which dominated the area for generations, Then following a nourishing old fashioned feast the final phase consisted of traditional music and dancinng with half sets being the highlight. Among guedts attending were County Councillors John Brennan and Maurice Shortall and Author of ‘ In the Shadow of the Mines’, Sheamus Walsh.
The following day (Saturday) activities moved to the historic site of the old Kilpatrick Church at the Holy Well in Upper Chatsworth which is believed to have been the first church built by St. Patrick in the diocese of Ossory in the 5th century. where a special Mass was celebrated by Parish Priest Fr, Martin Tobin in lovely weather.
UNDER 14 FINAL
The Clogh / Moneenroe under 14 hurlers had a convincing 3-4 to 0-3 win over St. Patricks in the semi final in Canon Kearns Park on Saturday week to reach the county final in which they met Galmoy in Jenkinstown on Sunday and after a cracking game had to settle for runners up spot by a single point. Cloneen retained their junior proper status for the 27th consecutive season with a hard earned 3 point vuctory over Dunamaggin in Jenkinstown on Sunday.
In the Under 15 Doubles All Ireland Final Marc Purcell )Clogh) partnered up with Dion Bourke (Mothel) and took on Cork in Talbots Inch where the two Kilkenny boys proved too strong to win gold and keep this title in Kilkenny for another year.
In the Under 15 Singles All Ireland final Shane Dunne travelled to Williamstown, County Galway and proved to be too strong for his Tyrone opponent Pauric Mullan and he brought gold home and also kept this title in the club and county for another year.
The local CE Group has received confirmation of the delayed new 2013/14 scheme on the day after the board of management was restored to a full compliment of members by the addition of four extra members, The year long contract normally runs from the end of April to the Beginning of May the following year will run for a full calendar year until the end of September 2014. Once again the local sponsoring groups were reminded to make sure they are represented on the board of management.
FREE COMPUTER CLASSES
The local CE Scheme are offering Free Computer Classes in Massford Enterprise Centre shortly, dates to be confirmed, Anyone interested should send their enquiries to the DSP Office at the hall Clogh (Karen) 056 4401941or scheme supervisor Tommy Hennessy 087 223 1373.
Kavanagh’s Golf Society held their annual captains prize at Waterford Castle recently and the outright winner was Alan Brennan. 2nd John Dwyer, 3rd Michael O’Shea, 4th Paddy Kavanagh, 5th Daniel Farrell. Nearest pin Daniel Farrell, Longest drive Gary Delaney. The society welcomes new members.
Kavanagh’s pub will hold a social night in Castlecomer Golf Club on Saturday 19th October with everybody welcome. The night which includes a 4 course dinner costs €25 a head and tickets are now available in Kavanagh’s. There will be a draw for a door prize and music will be provided by the popular Eddie Kenny.