No Recession in Clogheen

No Recession in Clogheen

Congratulations to Jamie Cahill, The Bella, Clogheen and his fellow band members Aileen Ryan, Borrisoleigh, Peter Brophy, Ballyporeen, and Mike Walsh, Urlingford, who make up the band No Recession on reaching the runners up stage in the Smithwicks Stars of our Bars pub final held in Skehans bar in Thurles, recently. They are a lively cover band that play everything from the 60’s to modern rock/pop and some metal thrown in. The band were formed in December 2010 and have been performing to great response around the country. They are available for bookings for any type of function at very reasonable rates by contacting Jamie on 0861682195 or email

Bingo in Clogheen

The monthly Bingo will be on this Friday, March 18, in St Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen at 8.15pm. Usual busses will attend. Please support.

Change of Mass Times in Clogheen/Burncourt Parish

The following mass times will apply from Saturday, March 19. Clogheen - Saturday evening Vigil Mass 6pm, Sunday at 11am.

Burncourt - Saturday evening Vigil Mass 7.30pm, Sunday 9.30am

St Marys National School

On behalf of St Marys School and the Parents Council, we would like to thank everyone who was involved in the quiz on March 5 in Brendans Bar. Because of this wonderful support we raised the sum of €600 which will be spent on refurbishing the basketball court in the school.

Tickets are now on sale for the School Reunion Night on June 11. Tickets are €20 each. Venue: Kilcoran Lodge Hotel. Tickets available from: Mgt Quigg, Deirdre Lynch, Kathleen O’Gorman, Deirdre Morrissey, Jamie Walsh, Lisa Lonergan, Paula Newman.

Daffodil Day

Please support this very important fundraiser for cancer aware. You can purchase beautiful mugs, tea towls, biros, gardening equipment etc available in Shops in Clogheen and Burncourt and the Hair Salon, Ardfinnan. Also fresh daffodils will be available on the day. Each year people leave it too late to purchase these wonderful items, and they are all gone, go to your local shop and buy now.

Greyhound Win

Congratulations to Michael Condon and Paddy Morris, Main Street, Clogheen, whose greyhound Sun Hat won in Clonmel Greyhound Track recently. We wish Mike and Paddy many more wins for the future.

Brian Boru’s Ladies Football Club‏

Last Friday night Brian Boru’s hosted an evening to celebrate the wonderful contribution Frank O’Brien has made to ladies’ football and the GAA. Sinead Norris (chairperson of Brian Borus) welcomed everyone and she spoke of the commitment and dedication that Frank has shown to the club. Tommy Campbell (vice chairman of Tipperary Ladies Football County Board) spoke of how Frank’s work has brought the county to a new level of football with the county and club now playing at senior grade. Barry O’Brien (Chairman of Tipperary County Board) complimented Frank on his achievements with the club. Margaret Quigg (Vice Principal of St. Mary’s N.S.) thanked Frank for the kindness he has shown to the pupils past and present. Orla Fleming then presented Frank with a photo montage, a framed jersey from the All-Ireland Intermediate club final and a cheque which was made up of very generous contributions from people who had the priviledge of working with him. Frank spoke and thanked everyone. The club would like to thank everyone who turned up on the night and everyone who helped out to make the night a success. Well done Frank. Thanks for all you have given to Brian Borus. We hope to see you on the sideline for many more years to come.

Brian Boru’s Camogie Fun Day

The fun day will take place at Ballylooby GAA Field on Sunday, March 20, from 3pm. Registration of players for 2011 will take place; County Senior Camogie players will attend for coaching; There will be refreshments for adults and children. Any queries contact 087 9190525

Vee Rovers F.C.

Juniors played their penultimate game of the season away to Redmondstown on Sunday. With promotion prospects still in our own hands, this was very much a game with everything to play for. We got the best possible start, when after four minutes Paul McGrath spread the ball wide to Sean Flynn on the left and his shot was parried by the home keeper into the path of Ray Allen who found the net to give us an early lead. We dominated the next 20 minutes without creating any real goal scoring chances. As the half wore on Redmonstown came more into the game, without unduly worrying Shea Taylor in goal. On 36 minutes we failed to deal with a long throw by the home side and the ball ended up in the net off the head of a Redmonstown player. Right on the stroke of half time Daryl Peters had a goal bound effort saved by th e keeper and so reached half time all square. Both sets of defenders were dominant in the early stages of the second half and we had to wait until the 70th minute for our first real chance, which fell to Kevin Murray when he headed powerfully wide of the post. On 78 minutes Sean Flynn broke clear and his shot came off the post to Ray Allen who once again availed of the opportunity to give us the lead. This was short lived however, as the home side equalised on the counter-attack from a Vee Rover corner. We now had to throw caution to the wind in search of a winner and both Ronan Dwyer and Daryl Peters had shots just over the top. At the other end Redmonstown almost stole it at the death, when a header from a corner came back off the bar. With promotion no longer in our own hands we now face Burncourt Celtic at home in the last game of the season next Sunday.

Johnny Giles walk of Dreams

Please support this sponsored walk on Sunday, March 27, as all monies raised go back directly into football.

Please forward your news items to P.J. English 087-7984929 or email to or drop them in to Moroneys Shop before 6pm Sunday.