Clogheen

Vee Valley Day Care Centre;

Vee Valley Day Care Centre;

The Vee Valley Day Care Centre would like to sincerely thank Deirdre, Monica and all the local ladies who took part in the Dublin Flora mini marathon in aid of the Centre and everyone who supported them in anyway. A cheque for €4828 was presented to us on Friday 18th July. On Friday 22nd July, the Centre’s Summer Outing took place. This year we travelled to Killoloe, stopping off on the way at Pa McGrath’s pub, we then carried on to the “ Spirit of Killoloe” for a cruise on Lough Derg. After our return we then went to the Lakeside Hotel where we had a lovely 4 course lunch overlooking the Lough. We were then entertained by 2 local musicians until it was time for our return. A big thank you to all who joined us and to those who helped on the day.

The Centre closed on Friday 29th July and re-open on Monday 29th August and would like to thank all the people who have again helped and supported the Centre and its members throughout the year especially Sister Aine and her staff and the Public Health Nurses.

Thank You;

John and Sylvia Froome would like to say Thank you to the kind people who helped John on Friday 22nd following his fall off the kerb outside Clogheen Post Office. Special thanks to the gentleman that picked him up and the ladies who stayed with him until the nurse arrived. Our thanks also to Dr Durack, Caroline and Ann at the Post Office and for the many kind messages from our friends and neighbours. He was very lucky and is recovering well.

Tour de Munster;

Pat and Maura O’Callaghan, Main St, Clogheen will join 150 cyclists for a fundraiser cycle that will take place from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th August with a stop off in Clogheen for refreshments.

With the ongoing difficulties parents and families of Down Syndrome have to cope with, the money raised will be of great benefit to parents, carers and SNAs at home and in schools. Especially with the major government cut backs they currently have to face. There was over €250,000 raised last year by the Tour de Munster. And, with peoples help and generosity we hope to equal or even beat that target this year.

Clogheen Festival 5K Road Race;

Following a record entry of 159 runners in this year’s 5K road race the results are as follows; Senior men; 1st Raivas Zakis, 2nd Christy Bracken, 3rd Danny Smith. 1st over 40 Noel Marum, 2nd Declan Doherty. 1st over 45 Dick O’Gorman 2nd John Laste. 1st over 50 Ger Moloney, 2nd Brendan Croinin. 1st over 55 Tommy Cahill 2nd Ned O’Brien. 1st over 60 Michael Dundon. 1st Junior man Thomas o’Meara. 1st local man Robert O’Brien.

Senior Ladies; 1st Angela McCann, 2nd Aine Roche, 3rd Catherine Kelly, 1st over 35 Orla Fleming, 2nd Nicola Maunesll, 1st over 40 Teresa Cunningham, 2nd Aine Hennessey, 3rd Miriam O’Gorman, 1st Junior Lady Lauren Burke, 1st Local Lady Margaret Hampson.

Winners at Festival;

Queen of the Festival = Natilie Pinto; Drag Queen = Christy Smith; Tug Of War = Graigue; Over 40s GAA = Fr Sheehys; Under 10 girls = Brian Borus

More results in next weeks notes.

Birthday Wishes;

Congratulations to Paul McGrath, Fr Sheehys Tce who celebrated his 21st birthday recently joined by family and friends with a party in Nedeens Bar, Clogheen. Celebrations went on well into the night.

Brian Borus Ladies Football;

Brendan Keating will hold a motor bike run next Sunday in aid of Brian Borus Ladies Football and Camogie clubs. The bikes will be leaving Cahir at 12 o’clock and hope to be back in Ballylooby at 5. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Brendan or any of the Brian Boru committee. Thanks very much to Brendan and all those who are supporting this event.

Well done to the County Under 16 team who won the Munster B title last Saturday against Limerick. Congrats to our club representatives who were Jackie O’Gorman, Claire Walsh, Maureen Murphy and Sinead Kennedy. A special word of congratulations to Jackie who was awarded player of the match for her outstanding performance in goal. Best of luck to the girls in the All-Ireland semi-final.

The under 10 team gave a great performance on Sunday against Ballyporeen as part of the festival. The girls showed great skill to win the match comfortably. The girls who lined out were as follows; Roisin Condon, Caoimhe Ryan, Lorraine Burke, Lauren O’Brien, Shannon Morrissey, Helen Burke, Chloe Enright, Casey, Shauna Maher, Becca English, Alannah English, Nadia Keating, Hannah Berry, Aisling Ryan, Clarissa Lonergan, Rebecca Burke and Roisin Maher.

News Items;

Anyone wishing to have news items included in the Clogheen notes to please email them to p.j.English@hotmail.com or leave them into Moroneys shop