Community News ... Burncourt, Cappawhite, Clogheen



Flower Demonstration
DJ Murphy of Bandon Garden Centre returns to Burncourt Community Hall on Thursday, October 24, at 8pm to give a Flower Demonstration with a Halloween theme. This will be of interest to all with an interest in Flower Arranging or indeed to anyone who would like to see some wonderful floral decorations. For more information contact Margaret 0872887615

Annual Halloween Party
It’s time for all the pucas, hobgoblins, witches and wizards to get ready for the Annual Halloween Party which will be held in Burncourt Community Hall on Monday, October 28, from 4pm to 6pm. Steve the Clown will be there to entertain all and there may even be a visit from Minnie and Mickey Mouse. Admission €3 per child. 
The party will be hosted by the Community Council and the Parents’ Association. See you there.

Christmas Craft Fair

Burncourt Community Council’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Sunday, November 17, from 1pm to 5pm in the Community Hall. Why not come along and see the selection of products on offer from cakes, knitwear, jams, floral arrangements, jewellery, Christmas cards, paintings, candles, breads and lots more?

As always there will be teas and home baking to enjoy. Anyone interested in taking part contact 0876967661.

Afternoon Tea and Art Exhibition
Last Sunday’s Afternoon Tea and Art Exhibition fundraiser in the Community Hall was a great success and exceeded the target set to purchase an outdoor box for the local defibrillator unit. Thanks to all the hostesses who made such a great effort with their table settings and also with the wonderful selection of cakes available. A big thank you to the kitchen crew for their commitment and hard work and to all who helped and contributed to the event. The Art exhibition was very well received and added greatly to the occasion. Again another great community effort for a very important cause.

Defibrillator Training
Training in the use of the defibrillator will take place in the near future in Burncourt. If you are interested in updating your certificate or taking part contact M Keating 0863241169 or M Butler 0879675342.

Art Classes

Art Classes will resume in Burncourt Community Hall on Thursday, October 31, at 8pm. Why not come along and upgrade your skills or discover some hidden talents. Classes suitable for all levels. Contact Anne 0872679754

South Tipp Victory for U12s
Congratulations to Fr. Sheehy’s U12s who won the South Tipperary Hurling title against Carrick Davins recently in a heroic contest. Well done to our local boys Ciaran Connolly, Gavin English and Robbie Maher, all goal scorers in a nail biting decider.

Public Meeting

Mattie McGrath TD will hold a Public Meeting in Cahir House Hotel on Tuesday, October 29, at 8pm to highlight awareness about the proposal to erect pylons and overhead power lines throughout South Tipperary which will have a huge impact on our scenery, environment and tourism industry. All are welcome.

Parent & Toddler Group
The local Parent and Toddler group will meet in Burncourt Community Hall on this Saturday, October 26, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.


Into the future

A course for lay people and priests will take place in Anacarty Community Centre beginning on November 7, it will run on Thursdays for five weeks, 7.30pm until 9.15p.m. Participants from parishes in this area are invited. Topics will include: Handing of the faith to the next generation; Leadership in the parish; Belonging to a community of faith; The parish of the future; Exploring ways of involving young adults in the church and parish. Those who are interested could contact a member of the Parish Renewal Team.

Thank You

A big thanks to those who subscribed to the recent church gate collections, The Moore Haven Centre collection raised €1,025 and this weekend there was €576 raised for the Motor Neuron Association.

Birthday Greetings

Were in order for Liam O’Dwyer, Donaskeigh, who celebrated a special birthday recently at his home with his wife Margy (nee Margy Kelly, Greenfields)All Liam’s sons, daughters and 13 grandchildren came home from Canada, Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the big occasion. What a lovely memory to have. There are many more ahead Liam.

Birthday greeting also to Josie Renehan, Toem, who with her friends on Saturday 19th celebrated her 90th birthday in Cashel Hospital as Josie is recovering after a hip operation. A very speedy recovery Josie is the sincere wish from your cousins and neighbours and all you friends from the Day Care.


To the O’Connor families, Upper Main Street and Glassdrum, and extended cousins of the late Jimmy O’Connor, Moher who was interred in the family grave in Cappawhite with his sister Sophie, who pre-deceased his two years ago. May his dear soul rest in peace.

Parish Mission

Many thanks to the whole parish and community for their involvement in the recent held Mission. Thanks to our visiting speakers: Fr. Chris O’Donnell, Fr. Liam Lawton, Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Fr. John Beatty, Fr. Joe Walsh. Thanks to everyone who was involved.

Cappawhite Open Learning centre
The 2013 autumn schedule of classes are commencing shortly at our resource centre in Cappawhite. Check out our website at for details. Date for registration evening to be announced shortly.

U14 County League Champions
Cappawhite are the new U14B county League champions. The U14 hurlers finished off a great year by capturing the league final on Saturday afternoon last in Cappawhite. They are now both league and championship double county winners. This was a closely contested game. The visitors lead by a single point at half time. Cappawhite came out after the break took the lead for the first time in the match. It was neck and neck right to the end until a late goal from Cappawhite sealed the double. Final score Cappawhite 2-09 Éire Óg Annacarty 2-04.

Panel: Ryan Renehan, Philip Gantley, Fionn Brady, Ciarán Doody, Patrick Barry, Brendan Murphy, Fraser Allen, Robbie Quirke (0-6), Colm O’Dwyer (0-1), Gearóid Ryan, Cian Ryan, Dara McCarthy, David Murphy (2-01), William Barry (0-1), Diarmuid Duggan, subs Aaron Renehan for Diarmuid Duggan, Gearoid Lennon for Dara McCarthy, Anthony Barry for Patrick Barry, Jerry Hayes, Cian Murray, and Oscar Allen. Mentors: George Kelly, Noel Kelly, Michelle Murphy and Dick Quirke.


Halloween Party

A Halloween party will take place on October 31 in St Paul’s Community Centre from 4pm to 6pm. €2 per child. Tuck shop open.

Halloween Cake Sale

St Marys National School Clogheen will hold a Halloween Cake Sale on Friday, October 25, at 2pm at the school. Please bring your cakes, buns, muffins, cookies etc to the school on the morning of the sale.

Fine Gael Convention
Cllr Marie Murphy was selected at the Fine Gael convention held in Cahir House Hotel last Sunday afternoon to contest the local elections next may. Marie said she was delighted to have received such a massive endorsement from the delegates and looks forward to the challenges ahead.

Social Dancing in Bally
Why not treat yourself to a night of social dancing in the wonderful newly refurbished hall in Ballyporeen on Sunday, November 3, from 9pm onwards. Music by Jimmy O’Donoughue. 

Tug of War Social

The annual tug of war social in aid of St Theresa’s Hospital Clogheen will take place in Kilcoran Lodge Hotel on November 2, at 8.30pm. Music by Never Heard of Them. Tickets €10, spot prizes galore.

St Mary’s 150th Anniversary
It is planned to open the year of anniversary on Saturday, St Brigid’s Day, Feburary 1, 2014.

Holy Souls Novena

The Novena will be on from November 2 to 10. Come and pray for deceased loved ones.

Mass Of Remembrance
The parish annual Mass of Remembrance for Clogheen/Burncourt and calling of deceased names with candle procession, on Saturday, November 9, at 6pm in St Mary’s Church, Clogheen. Please notify in advance if possible of your attendance. Contact 0861737499 or 0527465889.

Brian Borus

The Brian Borus Ladies Football club would like to thank everyone who donated clothes to the recent fundraising clothes collection.

Vee Rovers F.C.

The u11s had a home game against Bansha Celtic. In a tie which both sides showed some excellent skills, the away team eventually ran out 2-1 winners with the Vee goal coming from Nathan Coffey. The u13s were also at home to Cashel Town. Having conceded two first half goals the home side who were wind assisted in the second half eventually ran out easy winners on an 8-2 scoreline. The goals came from an inform Shane Crosse (4), Eoin Wyse (2), David Murphy (1) and Kyle Morrissey(1).

The Juniors were away to Premier League side Peake Villa in the first round of the Tipperary Cup. In an even first half the Thurles side on interval 3-2 lead with Cormac Crowe and Kevin Murray keeping Vee Rovers in touch with two outstanding strikes. The fitness and guile of the opposition finally told and they ran out 6-2 winners with three goals in the last 18 minutes.