CLOCK TICKING ON MONEENROE TAKING IN CHARGE - The final lap in the Taking in Charge Process of the Old School Crescent Housing Estate, Moneenroe has commenced. Cllr. Maurice Shortall says it came before the members of Kilkenny County Council at the July meeting and will now go out to public consideration for a period of three months. “The process will be formally approved at the October meeting, Great credit must go to the Parish Finance Committee for their perseverance and patience in resolving matters to the satisfaction of all concerned.” Said Cllr. Shortall.
HURLING - The Cloneen pitch was in terrific condition on Friday evening for the visit of Slieverue from the opposite end of the county for this County championship clash.This and the lovely weather was ideal for the match and produced a good competitive encounter. The lead changed hands several times as both teams strived and it took a brilliant display of accurate point scoring from youthful wing forward Pauric ‘Podge’ Delaney who bagged 11 points to secure victory for the local team. As the competition draws to a close Cloneen find themselves in a very healthy position as leaders of their group.This despite the loss of some key players to emigration including key top scorer Graeme Lawler. This time last year Cloneen were facing possible relegation and had to face St. Lactains in a play off to avoid the drop. This season has brought a considerable upsurge at all levels including the camogie girls who have rebranded and now carry the Cloneen name and logo. The hurling will run a night at the dogs on Friday week 3 August (Bank Holiday Weekend) and tickets are available @ €10 each. This will gain admission to the Kilkenny Greyhound Stadium and entry into a draw for two All Ireland hurling final tickets and overnight accommodation in a city centre hotel.
FUN DAY- It is getting closer to the Family Fun Day which will be held on Sunday week in the Community field and any funds made will go towards the maintenance of the walking track. The organisers are Clogh Community Council who say that there will be loads of different events as well as athletics (Clogh Olympics), bouncy castles, camogie, crossbar challenge and ending up with a cabaret in Kavanaghs with a raffle that includes a family holiday in a luxury mobile home in West Clare. The venue is Rahona Lodge in Carrigaholt, owned and managed by Moneenroe man Noel Geoghegan.
LEINSTER HANDBALL - Congratulations to Ciaran Cooney who beat Dinny Farrell (Carlow) in under 12 singles Leinster semi final and to Ronan Egan who beat Niall McKenna (Dublin) in under 17 Leinster semi final. Best of luck in leinster final. Also to Shane Dunne and Dion Bourke in under 14 doubles, Padraig Cooney in under 15 singles, Sorcha Delaney in girls under 13 singles, Cora Delaney and caitriona Lawlor in girls under 14 doubles and to Aishling Maher and Denise Love in girls under 16 doubles.