Clogh/Moonenroe - Confirmation in Clogh

47 RECEIVE CONFIRMATION - A total of 47 pupils from Clogh and Moneenroe National Schools received their confirmation in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Moneenroe. Those confirmed were Rebecca Bolster, James Love, Jack Bolster, Eamon Brennan, Jennifer Kavanagh, Jenna Brennan, Kiera Brennan, Kerrinne MacHale, Thomas Brennan, Adam Maguire, Tom Buggy, Chloe Maguire, Conor Byrne, Natasha Mayo, Dylan Mc Donald, Orlaith Cahill, Cian McMahon, Katie Collins, Ruby Millet, Ciaran Cooney, Daniellw Murtagh, Jak Deighan, Bronagh Nash De Andrade, Dara Delaney, Ally Nash De Andrade, Shannon Delaney, Apri Nash Noronha, Brandon Donohue, Megan Donohue, Amy O’Donovan, Keelin Dowd, Joseph O’Keeffe, Katie Doyle, Lee O’Neill, Michael Doyle, Kyle Dunne, Shauna Phelan, Niall Egan, Kerri-Ann Ramsbottom, Diarmuid Rowe, T.J.Fitzpatrick, Matthew Rossiter, Eanna Ryan, Lauren Hamilton, Sean Heatherington, Kady Young and Sorcha Young.

47 RECEIVE CONFIRMATION - A total of 47 pupils from Clogh and Moneenroe National Schools received their confirmation in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Moneenroe. Those confirmed were Rebecca Bolster, James Love, Jack Bolster, Eamon Brennan, Jennifer Kavanagh, Jenna Brennan, Kiera Brennan, Kerrinne MacHale, Thomas Brennan, Adam Maguire, Tom Buggy, Chloe Maguire, Conor Byrne, Natasha Mayo, Dylan Mc Donald, Orlaith Cahill, Cian McMahon, Katie Collins, Ruby Millet, Ciaran Cooney, Daniellw Murtagh, Jak Deighan, Bronagh Nash De Andrade, Dara Delaney, Ally Nash De Andrade, Shannon Delaney, Apri Nash Noronha, Brandon Donohue, Megan Donohue, Amy O’Donovan, Keelin Dowd, Joseph O’Keeffe, Katie Doyle, Lee O’Neill, Michael Doyle, Kyle Dunne, Shauna Phelan, Niall Egan, Kerri-Ann Ramsbottom, Diarmuid Rowe, T.J.Fitzpatrick, Matthew Rossiter, Eanna Ryan, Lauren Hamilton, Sean Heatherington, Kady Young and Sorcha Young.

Next Sunday 12 May is First Communion day in Clogh and the following Sunday 19 May in Moneenroe.

HANDBALL - Jack Buggy from Clogh Handball Club was the winner of the Leinster U12B Singles competition defeating Finn Dempsey from Offaly in the final 21-10.

Eoin Doyle and Brian Mahon defeated Patrick Brennan and Mark Dowling in County Minor Doubles Final

PARENTS AND TODDLERS - The Parent & Toddler Group resumes in Moneenroe Hall every Wednesday 10 – 12 am. Cost is €2 per family. There will be Tea/ Coffee for the adults, Juice & Snack for kids. All are welcome to come along for a chat and meet people in the community while your child plays and interacts with other children.

PORTLAOISE MINI-MINI-MARATHON - Calling all walkers, runners and joggers to take part in the Portlaoise Mini-Mini-Marathon on the 17th day of May 2013 in aid of the RISE Foundation. Frances Black will be there to get proceedings underway. The RISE Foundation is dedicated to providing recovery in a safe environment for families with loved ones in addiction. Starting at Centerpoint Car Park at 6.30pm. the route will be out the ring road, around by Fairgreen and back in the Mountmellick Road. All welcome, make it a family occasion, bring the children in the buggy. A 5.5km route, if you are taking part in the Flora Mini-Marathon in June this is an excellent opportunity to test your fitness level and help a great cause in the process. Participants are asked to make a donation of €5 to the RISE Foundation and a monster raffle will be held at the end of the walk. If you are available to help on the day of the walk, are part of a band who would like to play enroute to add to the atmosphere or wish to sponsor a prize please phone Brenda on 085 8551107.

OLDER PEOPLES FORUM BI-ANNUAL MEETING - If you are over 50 and are interested in Kilkenny’s Age Friendly activities and programme please attend the Bi-Annual meeting of the Kilkenny Older Peoples Forum where your views, interests and contributions are important. Where: Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde Street, Kilkenny.Date: Wednesday 15th May 2013 Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm

Primary Schools Hurling - The primary school hurlers from Moneenroe and Clogh are experiencing a good campaign to date. They have had good wins against Conahy, Windgap and Galmoy.

In recent weeks they were narrowly defeated by Ballyragget and Tullaroan. Fingers crossed the boys can secure a win against Johnstown N.S. on Wednesday 8th which would place them in the top two and straight into a semi-final. All boys, young and old, from 3rd to 6th class have been training hard. Top performers to date have been Thomas Brennan, Ciarán Cooney, Tom Buggy, Michael Doyle, Kyle Dunne and Eamon Brennan. Well done to all involved.

DINE OUT - The Dine Out dinners provided by chef Paddy Power in the Parish Centre have been an outstanding success with large numbers availing of the service. The meals which have been provided on Thursdays will also be available on Wednesdays and Sundays in future. There is also a children’s menu available on Mondays for the after schools class. Food for special occasions can be ordered and collected from the centre.

BINGO WIN - Congratulations to Michael Ryan, Smithstown who won the €1,580.00 jackpot at Friday night’s bingo in Clogh Parish Centre.

TIDY TOWNS - Clogh School pupils turned out in force to take part in the ‘clean up’ all over the village last week. The ‘clean up’ was part of the campaign to improve the villages standing in the Tidy Towns competition. The Tidy Towns committee have called for more residents to get actively involved.