Gold for Shane-Shane Dunne won the Gold Medal in the 60x30 Feile na nGael handball Skills in Dublin recently. He was up against players from Wexford, Limerick, Dublin , and Kildare but Shane’s overall skills proved too strong for his opponents as he brought home the gold.(See photo) The 4 feile teams from Clogh Handball Club, 3 boys teams and one girls team had a great weekend of handball at four different venues and for most of the players it was a new experience and an enjoyable one. The boys 60x30 team went all the way and were unfortunate to be beaten in the final of the Division 1. Already the players are planning for the 2013 Feile earmarked for Limerick .
The Clogh Under 15/16 60x30 tournament was completed last week.with 2 semi finals and final as well as the plate final. The four matches provided some great entertainment for the spectators with the final between Clogh’s Brian Mahon and John Walsh from Mullinavat, a repeat of last years final with John Walsh coming out as winner two years in a row. The plate final was between Kilfanes Dylan Caulfield and Sean Carey (Goresbridge) with Dylan Caulfield coming out as winner. The Clogh club wish to thank all the competitors and their parents for bringing them to the matches, to all the adults who refeered matches and to Kilfane Handball Club for the use of their alley.
FUN FOR ALL-For many years, the traditional Clogh Field Day drew crowds from far and near for what was regarded as a great day of family fun. This year the Clogh Community Council will restore the event under the title of Clogh Family Fun Day on Sunday 5 August (Bank Holiday weekend) and will re-introduce many of the old fun and games which gave such great entertainment in the past. Another factor which the organising committee will hope for will be the good weather with which the event was blessed with on previous occasions.
The day will wind down with a cabaret and raffle in Kavanagh’s where one of the prizes will be a free week for a family in a luxury mobile home on the great Atlantic Coast of County Clare.
On Friday night of the same weekend Cloneen Hurling Club will host a night at the dogs in Kilkenny Greyhound track. Tickets at €10 each are on sale from members of the committee and anyone buying a ticket in advance will be entered into a free draw for two All Ireland hurling final tickets and overnight accommodation in a city centre hotel.
HOUSE UPGRADE-The Colliery Christian Voluntary Housing group which was responsible for the provision of the two housing developments for senior citizens at Colliery Close and Old School Crescent has acquired a vacant house in Clogh Village which they intend to renovate and make available as a residence. The group is seeking tenders from competent builders to carry out the work. Tender documents are available from Mai Dormer and must be returned not later than 27 July.