Clogh: Vandals strike again

VANDALISM - Following a spell of peace and quiet Clogh experienced a spate of unsocial activity recently when a number of premises were broken into and suffered considerable damaged. First the local health centre was entered and vandalised. This premises carries nothing of value at any time.

VANDALISM - Following a spell of peace and quiet Clogh experienced a spate of unsocial activity recently when a number of premises were broken into and suffered considerable damaged. First the local health centre was entered and vandalised. This premises carries nothing of value at any time.

Two sports venues were also targeted, Clogh Handball Club and Cloneen Hurling Club premises were entered and considerably damaged. A shop in Clogh village was broken into and thrashed, but very little was taken.

Following these instances a large force of Gardai appeared in the village on Wednesday morning and searched a number of houses.

Community Alert has reminded residents to continue to be vigilent and continue to report anything suspicious to the Garda.HISTORIC BOOK OF PHOTOES - The impact of budgetary cuts to education like all parents all over Ireland has left parents fundraising to support their own children’s education. The parent’s council of St Patricks National School Clogh are attempting to fundraise by offering something positive to our community here in Clogh. In 2011 it was our beautiful calendar. It was a great success and resulted in us raising €1800.00. This year the concept of a book is being developed. This book would focus on the past, present and the future. It will be a compilation of photographs, short local anecdotes, history and folklore. The proceeds from its sale will be donated to our school. The sale of the book will be targeting the Christmas market and harnessing the possibility of our emigrant friends and family members enjoying it. Therefore the process has to be time limited, we would like to complete all submissions by early October. Every family has old photoes stashed away and this is a great opportunity to have past memories and relatives remembered. You can contact

Sharon Brennan sharonabrennan@yahoo.ie 0857296326

Michelle Flanagan michelle.flanagan100@hotmail.com 0870658817

Aine Geoghegan aineg1226@gmail.com 0866004644

CROAGH PATRICK - Clogh Community Council is organising a weekend away in Westport, County Mayo on 10th November with a climb of the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick as the centrepiece of the trip. The plan is to leave early on Saturday morning and do the climb after arrival. The night will be spent in Westport wher overnight accommodation and breakfast will cost €30 per person. Those intended travelling will be seeking sponsorship which will go towards of the walking track. Interested people should contact Milo or members of the Community Council to book a place in this great weekend.

CLOGH WEBSITE - Representatives of a number of local groups have shown an interest in restoring the community website Clogh.com. The site lapsed a while back following the demise of Clogh Family Resource Centre through which it operated. Some members of Clogh Webgroup which controlled the very popular website have indicated their support for the renewal effort. The main promoters are the Community Council and the Clogh School parents body. The school board intend producing a book of old photographs and these will be returned immediately and are calling on families to search for such pictures and paraphenalia from the past and to pass them on for scanning to John Coffey or Sharon Brennan, Tourtane and all material received will be returned in it’s original condition.

The website will be based on all the organisations in the parish such as sporting groups, church, schools, childcare and social activities and events. Each group will be asked to submit material which will be published on their own page. In the meantime updates are featured on the Clogh Community Council Facebook page.

The Community Council would like to hear from people with I.T. knowledge who would be interested in getting involved on a voluntary basis.

HANDBALL - Congratulations to Kyle Dunne who won the county U10S 60x30 final adding adding to his U10S 40x20 county title won earlier in the year.

Hard Luck to the Kilkenny U14/15 team of 6 beaten by Cork in the All Ireland final. On the team from Clogh were Marc Purcell and Shane Dunne with Jack Crehan(Kells), Dion Bourke(Mothel), Niall Walsh and David Doyle(Windgap) and Maurice Walsh (Kilfane). Eilis Regan and Aoilean Hennessy (pictured) travelled to Mullinavat to play Limerick in what they thought was the Girls Under 17 Doubles All Ireland semi final but it turned out to be the All Ireland final. The Kilkenny pair started slowly but they got a great serve going and played some powerful handball to win the match comfortably by 2 games to nil. Congratulations to both girls on their achievement.

Congratulations to James Love and Thomas Brennan on winning the county 60x30 u11d final adding to the B 40x20 title they won earlier in the year

SET DANCING - Set dancing will take place in Moneenroe Hall every Tuesday for children at 6 pm and adults at6 pm. New members are encouraged to join while classes will be held in Clogh Parish Centre on Thursdays at 5.30 pm with new children invited to come along. Enquiries to Ann on 087 9049644.

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER - Local youth soccer player, Sean Maguire from Cois na hAbhann has been receiving rave reviews as he plies his career with Waterford United in the League of Ireland. Last weekend he was on the starting eleven for Ireland’s youth team which achieved a 1-1 draw with Latvia in Riga. This international was part of the Irish teams preparations for the forthcoming European under 19 championships against Luxemburg, Macedonia and Germany. Sean has also proved himself a very promising hurler with Cloneen. A number of cross channel clubs have indicated an interest in this promising 18 year old.