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Charlie McCarthy


Charlie McCarthy



The local Community Employment Scheme formerly FaS is being re-branded as Solus and a call has gone out for new voluntary members to join the board. The scheme has to be run as a limited company in order to comply with the requirements of the Department of Social Protection which is the funding body. When first established the group was set up as Clogh Muckalee CES Scheme Ltd. When the Muckalee / Ballyfoyle section was transferred to Castlecomer and was replaced by Moneenroe, the name of the company remained the same although it is often referred to as the Clogh / Moneenroe scheme for working purposes.One of the terms of the company is that each sub sponsor must be represented on the board of management. As there is a deficit in the number of directors at present following a number of retirals, it has been decided to address this at next Thursdays bi-monthly meeting of the board. Currently the scheme employs 22 workers and 2 supervisors and is the biggest employer in the parish bringing in nearly a half million euro in wages and materials every year.


The country’s outstanding hurler and holder of a record nine All Ireland senior medals Henry Shefflin was a welcome guest at Cloneen Hurling Club on Wednesday when he presented the medals to the members of Clogh / Moneenroe schools team which recently won the county final. The very patient All Star spent ages afterwards signing autographs and posing for photographs with the locals..


This year;s vintage run took place on Sunday last from the Cloneen GAA Car Park at 12 noon. There was a good turnout with a wide variety of model machines. A feature of this years event was the appearance of a historic steam traction engine..


The challenge is to get as many trackers on the Tullaroan roads as part of the tracker run on the 1st of September so that the combined horsepower of all the trackers is over 10,000. Starting from Tullaroan sports field at 1pm. Cost is €20 which includes refreshments and the run is in association with the Irish Wheelchair Association.


Did you know that the CAO accepts late applicants in respect of CURRENT undergraduate students in any year in any one of the HEIs. This option is open to those who entered that HEI through the CAO system. This information may be of particular interest to students living within the Kilkenny City catchment area who are considering applying to repeat the 1st Year of an Arts Degree and/or those who might like to transfer into Arts having tried a course that did not suit them. You (your parents/guardians) can reduce the cost of repeating first year by applying to take Arts (MH901) with the NUI Maynooth (Kilkenny Campus) on College Road, Kilkenny City. Subjects on offer: English; Nua Ghaeilge; History; Geography; Philosophy: Sociology; Theology; Economics; Anthropology and Medieval Irish and Celtic Studies. Students taking this option will benefit by studying for a year in a small, friendly, highly supported learning environment before transferring to the main Maynooth Campus for 2nd/3rd Year. PAPER APPLICATIONS ONLY to the CAO by 5.15pm on 22/7/2013. Further information at and

Mr. J. Murtagh

The death of John Murtagh, formerly of Gurteen came as a shock to his relatives and friends and especially his former colleagues with Railyard Football Club with whom he was an outstanding player for many years. It was fitting to see many of those colleagues along with current players form a guard of honour at his removal from Coady’s funeral home to Castlecomer Church where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Michael Ryan. Interrment was in Moneenroe cemetery. He is survived by wife Marie, son Niall, daughter Brenda, son in law Brendan, daughter in Law Sue, brothers Pat and Willie,sistersJane, Breda, Anne, Alice, Mary and Kathleen,Grandchildren, relatives and friends.


The Colliery Christians Voluntary Hpusing Association has announced that they have a bungalow available for rent to a suitable applicant in accordance with the association’s criteria. Enquiries to 056 4442366.


Usually a very enjoyable day for family members of all ages, the annual fun day in Clogh on Sunday last in the Community field was no excption with a good turnout and a good mixture of fun and games for all ages.. In recent years the organising committee have been blessed with brilliant weather and Sunday turned out just perfect for the occasion.Clogh Community Council wire joined by members of the School Parents Council in putting on this years event. Among the fun events will be 3 legged race, egg and spoon race, long puck, crossbar challenge, darts, meggars, bottle stall, bouncy castle, bungie bouncing, dog show, hurling match featuring local schools team and Conahy, pony rides and many more fun events. The day was completed with a Raffle and music afterwards afterwards in Kavanaghs. Some of the prize winners were Dog Show : Best Small Dog : 1, Toby owned by Aimee Wilson, 2 Teddy (Ann Marie Kelly), 3 Leon (Aine Brid Mealy). Best Large Dog 1 Sammie Kathy Brennan, 2 Max Caroline Coogan Kelly, 3 Miss Edie (Marion Purcell. Best Groomed Dog 1st Teddy (Ann Marie Kelly, 2 Sammie (Kathy Brennan, 3 Beau (Lucy O’Neill.Best overall winner was Miss Edie owned by Marion Purcell, 2nd Meg owned by Theresa Ryan and in 3rd placewas Charlie owned by Eibhlinn Doyle.

Fun Races Egg and Spoon Under 7 1. Kyle Kasburne, 2 Kathlin Kasburne, 3. Padraig Flaherty. Egg and Spoon over 7, 1. Hollu Delaney, 2. Kayleigh Donoghue, 3 Amy Brennan. 3 Legged Race 1. Ashling Cooney and Kayleigh Donohue, Amy and Ruth Brennan, 3. Luke Flanagan and Malachy Flaherty.100 m. under 7 1. Kate Brennan, 2.Anna Donohue, 3. Padraig Flaherty. 100m over 7 1. Amy Brennan 2..Alex O’ Sullivan, 3. Luke Flanagan. Teenagers 100m. 1st Lucy O’Neill 2nd Emma Donohue. Weight of cake Margaret Brennan. Name of Doll Olivia Delaney. Crossbar challenge adult winner Anthony Flanagan, junior winner Dylan Mc Donald.(pictured Miss Edie winner of overall Dog of the show)


Crettyard United A.F.C.have announced the start of a juvenile section which will cater for girls and boys. They intend too register teams in the Carlow and District League at under 9, under 11 and under 13 age groups. Other age groups will be considered depending on the numbers that turn up. A welcome is being extended to all interested to attend training which will be on Monday evenings at 7 o’clock in Killeen. For further information contact John on 087 6494649.


Plans are in hand for a cultural event on 27 September to represent Clogh’d part in the Gathering. Heading up the organising group is Willie Joe Meally. The event will begin with a special Mass at the site of the original church of St. Patrick beside the Church Well. Further details later.


Congratulations to Padraig and Ciaran Cooney, Shane Dunne and Marc Purcell who were successful in their respective Leinster Handball Finals last Sunday in Talbots Inch.