Congratulations to Robert Sweeney, Cooldevane, Clogheen, who is a member of the UCC team who won the recent CFA Ireland Investment Research Challenge. The team will now travel to London to compete against winning teams from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The challenge promotes best practices in equity research through hands-on mentoring and intensive training in company analysis and presentation skills.


Daffodil Day is March 23. From March 6 you will be able to purchase some lovely gifts from the usual outlets in Clogheen and surrounding areas. We will have fresh daffodils on the day. If you would like to donate flowers please contact Betty 086 8278785. As cancer has touched all our lives, your continued support is more welcome.


Congratulations to the boys and girls from Burncourt and Clogheen parishes who were confirmed last Thursday. Confirmation was administered by Canon W Ryan assisted by Fr Butler, Fr Frawley and Fr Bobby Power. A great day was had by all.


A church gate collection will take place this weekend, March 3 and 4. Please support. Thank you.


A public protest against septeic tank charges outside Dail Eireann at 12noon on Wednesday, February 29. If you are interested in travelling to Dublin please contact Mattie McGraths office 052 6129155 for further information


Ballylooby Hall Committee will host “Many Young Men of Twenty”, performed by Fr Matthew Players New Inn, in Cahir House Hotel on Friday, March 2, at 8pm. Admission €12, raffle on the night.


Under 11s were at home to Peake Villa on Saturday in what proved to be a thrilling affair. Goals from Shane Crosse and Conor Flynn for the home side ensured a share of he spoils. Excellent performances all round by this young side especially Zach Lynch.

The Juniors efforts to reach the Tipperary Cup semi-final for the first time since 1987 came up short when we were beaten 3-2 by Donohill on Sunday. Having conceded two goals, one a very dubious penalty in the first twenty minutes. This was always going to be an up-hill struggle. Add to this a missed penalty of our own before half-time and the task seemed all the greater. However two second half goals from Cormac Crowe and Paul McGrath put us right back in the game and in command. Donohill rallied however and snatched a winner with time running out. Well done to Cormac Crowe who was a prominent member of the Mary Immaculate College team beaten 1-0 by UCD in the final of the Collingwood Cup last week.


Training for u14s and u16s will take place in Ballylooby pitch on Sunday morning at 11.30am.


Registration is now due for all player and mentors. The cost is E20€ per registration. Please hand up to any of the Committee Members.

Our u12’s took part in a short Go Game in the Ragg last Saturday, February 25. They played Borrisoleigh at the half time of the minor camogie match between Tipperary and Dublin. The girls played very well and the future looks promising for them all. Team: Makeala Rosssiter, Roisin Murray, Mary Kenneally, Nadia Keating, Jane Hyland, Caoimhe Ryan, Linda Murphy, Emma White, Roisin Flannery, Roisin Condon, Allana English, Shannon Morrisey, Ciara Morrisey, Niamh Longergan and Sarah Hally.

Indoor training has started in Clogheen on Thursday Evenings in the GAA club house. U8 6pm to 6.45pm, U10/12 6.45pm to 7.30pm, U15 7.30pm to 8.15pm. Everyone please attend. New members welcome!


Cul Camp 2012 will take place from July 16 to 20.

Further details later


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