Deepest sympathy is extended to the Condon family, Main St Clogheen, on the death of their mother who passed away peacefully at her home recently. Mary was predeceased by her husband Willie. Removal took place from St Theresa’s mortuary on Monday to Clogheen Church, on Tuesday requiem mass was celebrated in St Marys church, Clogheen, followed by burial in Shanrahan cemetery. Mary is survived by her son Michael, daughters Mary O’Callaghan, Anne and Deirdre, Son in law Eamonn, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, brother in law Danny (Cahir) and Frank and all her extended family. May she rest in peace.
Sympathies are extended to the Gleeson family Ballylooby on the death of Maureen Gleeson which occurred recently. To her husband Con, son Eamonn, daughters Maureen and Eleanor and all her extended family we offer our condolences.
Sympathies to the O’Callaghan family, Ballincollig Co Cork on the recent death of Ann which occurred at her home. She was a regular visitor to Parsons green in Clogheen with her husband Jim and family and had many good friends in Clogheen. May she rest in peace.
SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Congratulations to Paul and Imelda Mullins, who celebrated 25 years of wedded bliss. They were joined by family and many friends to celebrate in Nedeens bar last weekend. Wishing you both many more years of health and happiness together.
WALKS IN THE KNOCKMEALDOWNS
These walks will take place every Sunday until the end of August. Meeting point, Community Hall Newcastle 10.15.am. Level of walks moderate. Raingear Boots Snack and drink essential. Duration 2/3 hours approx. Average length of walks 10 kms. Some level of fitness necessary. Contact Kevin O’Donnell 0863541700.
CLOGHEEN HOMECOMING FESTIVAL
Card players are catered for on Wednesday, July 27, with a 45 drive. We are also hosting a Puck Fáda competition for our under age players; under 10, 12,14 at 7.30pm.
Thursday, July 28: Once again the Road Race takes place so all our local runners and walkers are welcome to participate. Prize for first local home.
Friday, July 29: Car Treasure Hunt at 7.30pm. This will be followed by Driocht in the community centre. Doors open 8.15 sharp. Tickets on sale. Later that night the Lucky Leprechaun is the place to be for the annual Drag Queen competition and Waxathon. This night proved to be full of surprises and great fun.
Saturday, July 30: 11am Kiddies Treasure Hunt. 2pm A new venture this year is our nature and leisure walk. 7pm National Sheep race finals in the grounds of St. Pauls. Bookies on hand. All the fun of the races.
Sunday, July 31. Gala family day in Fr. Sheehy Gaa Park. 1.30pm fancy dress from Lios Mhurie to Park so get your floats and costumes ready. Tug-o-war, pillow fights, bottle stall, battle of the bars. Sports – Go-Kart racing, u 10 football match, over 40s football match, market stalls and a lot more. 7pm Queen of the Vee.
Monday, August 1. 2pm duck derby. 3pm Road Bowling Mount Anglesby to Graigue. Tickets for Festival Hamper are on sale also Duck Derby.
Vee Rovers FC are holding the Paddy McGrath Memorial Tournament in conjunction with the festival at Scart Park.
NATURE AND LEISURE WALK
In association with Knockmealdown Active, a guided walk on the newly formed loop walk that starts at the square in Clogheen and proceeds to the lay-by on the road to the Vee, through the wood to Shanrahan and back to Clogheen (4 miles approx) on Saturday, July 30. Assemble at St Pauls Community Centre at 2pm.
Clogheen’s hidden talent was unveiled on Saturday night at Clogheen X-Factor in Nedeens Bar. Eight contestants competed for the honour of winning. Loran Griffin, Niamh Costelloe, Kevin Murray and Claudie Sayers will battle it out next Saturday night, July 31.
An invitation is extended to all Tug-Of-Wars teams to come along to Clogheen on Sunday, July 31, for to compete in this years Tug-Of-War tournament at the Bank Holiday Weekend Festival which will take place at the Fr Sheehys G.A.A. field. Teams of eight. For further information contact P.J.English 0877984929.
Draiocht, the traditional music, song and dance show opened last week to great acclaim. This brilliant show will be staged every Thursday and Friday for the rest of July and all of August in St Pauls Community centre, you can book tickets by ringing 086 2243323, doors open at 8.15pm, adults €E15, children €E10. This is a show not to be missed.
FR SHEEHY’S JUVENILE GAA
Over 50 children enjoyed a tremendous week’s activities. Tipperary senior hurlers Padraic Maher and Brendan Maher visited the camp on Wednesday to chat to the kids and sign autographs. Tipperary County GAA chairman Barry O’ Brien came to the camp on Thursday with the recently won Munster Senior Hurling trophy. Thanks to u16 players Adrian and Shane O’ Brien and Mike Hyland who assisted the coaching team throughout the week.
Under 8. The u8 hurlers took part in a blitz at Clonmel Og last Saturday playing three games against Newcastle and Clonmel Og A and B.
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