Results for Wednesday, August 17. Winners on 10 games: Pat O’Dwyer and Breeda Nolan; John O’Dwyer and Margaret Fallon. Table prizes: 19th game, Michael Boyle and Jimmy McCarthy; 20th game, John Hennessy and John Smyth. Sweeps: John O’Dwyer and Margaret Fallon; Margaret Quinlan and Teresa McGarry; Josie Quinlan and Nora Lee.


Results for Tuesday, August 16. Winning numbers: 6, 9, 14, 24. No jackpot winner. Three matched three numbers: Aoife Condon, c/o Rosie’s Farm Shop; Paul Guthrie, Clonmel; Mia Cooney, Knockeevan, who received €70 each. Next week’s jackpot €16,000.


Thanks to Rathkeevin Macra for organising the Newchapel graveyard cleanup and thanks to all the people who turned up to help on Saturday last. Girls and boys, young and old worked hard all day; years of overgrowth and neglect were removed, tombs and headstones emerged from ivy, trees, briars and grass to leave the graveyard in a more respectful and fitting condition. Thanks for the great effort. We hope to post some photographs on the Clerihan website next week.


Clerihan is now on the web on The site is a notice board so local people can see what’s happening in and around Clerihan.


Congratulations to everyone involved in our annual shows on May 30 and 31. Two wonderful nights of music, song, drama and dance were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Many thanks to all who supported our raffles, the proceeds of which will enable us to contribute to the purchase of a Difibrillator Cabinet for the community.

To the absolute delight of teachers, Mr. Walsh and Ms. O’ Connell, our athletes gave a regal performance at the recent Cidona Sports in Clonmel. After a day of outstanding activity, the girls won the shield for best school with the boys coming in second.

Molaim sibh uilig. We also had ten first places in individual events.

The boys were defeated in the U13 county semi-final against Mullinahone. Well done to our boys who won county football medals with the club in Semple Stadium recently. Congratulations to Aaron Condon who was selected on the Tipperary Primary Game hurling team to meet Clare. Best wishes to Eileen Flannery who has been selected on the equivalent camogie team for the Munster final in Cork.

She has also been selected to play in Croke Park on a Tipperary 7s camogie team later in the summer. Molaim Emma Cronin, Rosie Fitzgerald, Rachel Browne and Lily Finch-Clements who won county football medals with Moyle Rovers recently.

Well done to Aidan Lyons who became the third member of his family to win Cumann na mBunscol county football medals in the school after Eoghan and Emer in the recent past – a unique achievement.

Well done to Kayleigh Flannery, a wonderful young athlete, who retained her county Community Games title in gymnastics recently. She then took part in the national finals in Athlone. Congrats to Leah Clancy who won medals for dancing in Tralee in March.

We bade farewell to our excellent sixth class after Mass in the hall on June 23. Before they left they organised a Jumble Sale for a charitable cause which raised €410. The generosity and kindness of their parents was deeply appreciated by all the staff. We wish our 21 pupils every success and happiness in secondary school. Go néirí go geal libh uilig.

The following is the arrangement for classes for the new academic year, 2011/12: Junior Infants: Mrs. Condon, Senior Infants: Ms.Murphy, First Class: Ms. O’Connell, Second Class: Mrs. Fleming, Third Class: Mr. Wrenn, Fourth Class: Ms. Howley, Fifth Class: Mrs. Moore, Sixth Class: Mr. Fahey, Resource/Learning Support: Ms. Barrett, Administrative Principal: Mr. Walsh.

In the interest of safety, I would politely ask you not to obstruct the bus bay just outside the school wall when dropping off/collecting pupils. Also, it is not permitted to collect children in the staff car park. Please use the pedestrian entrance only for this purpose.

The following amounts were raised in the school in the last term: Our annual book fair realised €1039.14; Raffle: €875; Suicide Aware: €362. Sincere thanks to everyone for your generosity.

The school will reopen on Thursday, September 1, at 9.15 a.m.