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Ardfinnan Tidy Towns

We would ask people to refrain from throwing their household rubbish into the public bins or the plastic pipes along Main Street. Most of the time it is Tidy Town members who empty the bins, as the County Council collections are getting rarer. It is not a pleasant job so we would appreciate your consideration.

Ardfinnan GAA 

The club would like to thank everyone who was involved in the successful running of the 2013 Summer Camp. A special thanks to the camp co-ordinator Stephen O’Brien and his helpers, John Cummins and his coaches, the parents and of course all the kids who had a great week.

We have maintained our status as a senior club after beating Fethard in the county championship last weekend. 

Our junior footballers are still awaiting a championship fixture.

Well done to the Under 10s who won the South board blitz last weekend also.


Eire Og GAA

Minor Hurling: v Arravale Rovers on Wednesday 31st July in STP, Tipperary at 7.30pm.

Under 14 Hurling: West Championship v Cappawhite on Saturday, 3rd August in STP, Tipperary at 2pm.

Senior Hurling: West Final v Clonoulty\Rossmore on Sunday, 4th August in Dundrum at 3pm. Best wishes to all involved.

Inter-County Reps:

Best of luck to Tipperary under 21 Hurlers (featuring Eire Og’s Darragh Mooney) in their upcoming Munster Final against Clare.

Danny Breen RIP:

The Eire Og club extends sympathies to the brothers, sister and extended family of Club President & life-long Stalwart Danny Breen who died last Wednesday. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

LOTTO Results:

Results from Draw held last Tuesday, 23rd July at Burke’s Bar, Annacarty.

Draw 1 (€11,100): 2, 7, 9, 13. Draw 2 (€500): 4, 6, 17, 25. Draw 3 (€250): 6, 9, 11, 15.

No winners of above draws.

Lucky Dip Winners:

(5 x €30): Seamus Coleman, Cappamore. Patsy Hayes, Brownbog, Cappawhite. Eddie & Ann Costello, Cappawhite, Molly Morrissey, Newtown. O’Dwyer Brothers, Rossacrowe.

Seller’s Prize: Liam O’Dwyer, Coolacussane. House Prize: Sean Breen.


Newest Irish Citizens;

Congratulations to Marita and Jounas Vietkitas Croughkeal Clogheen on becoming our newest Irish Citizens. They received their passports at a cermony in Dublin’s Grand Theatre last Thursday.

Homecoming Festival July 31st to August 4th.

Wednesday July 31st; The homecoming festival in Clogheen has been an annual “Gathering” for many years with family members travelling home for the festival weekend. This year will be no different.

The festival opens on Wednesday July 31st with a historical tour of Clogheen and a book launch in the Hermitage Resturant @ 7.30pm followed by a cheese and wine reception on the completion of the walk. Ed O’Riordan local historian and author has complied a book on some of the historical places in Clogheen.

Our card players are also catered for on Wednesday night with a €10 game in the Community Centre @8.30pm.

Thursday August 1st; 5km Road race and fun walk. This event proves to be very successful every year. Numbers are on the increase as fitness is playing an important part in our lives. Entry fee €10 for runners and €5 for walkers. Assembly at the Community hall @ 7pm for an 8pm start. Refreshments served after race.

Friday August 2nd; 50Km fun cycle, Everywhere you look now somebody is cycling, now is your chance to support the centre by partaking in the fun cycle. Meeting at the centre for reg at 6pm, entry fee €20.

We are also holding a family fun cycle @ 7.30pm for the less active. We had a large turnout last year and in hoping for the same this year. Entry fee €3 per person. Refreshments after both cycle.

Saturday August 3rd; Kiddies treasure hunt, and early start for the young folk at 11.30am with the annual treasure hunt. Solve the problem, find the clues and return to the centre, prizes for the winners.

Leisure walk and picnic at 2pm.

Venue; the duck pond Gurtacullen in conjunction with the Knockmealdown Active group at 2pm. Entry fee €3 and the picnic will be provided by the festival committee. You must make your own way to Duck Pond (200 yards beyond Graigue Pub on the road to Goatenbridge).

Later in the evening a return of the Drag Queen competition in Nedeens Bar at 10pm. This competition drew great competitors on previous occasions and we are hoping for the same this year. A great night of fun and laughter.

Sunday August 4th ; Gala family day in Fr Sheehys G.A.A. Park (by kind permission) at 2pm. Fancy Dress, under GAA marches, Dog show, sports, sheaf throwing, bouncy castle, pick a pooh ticket €5 bottle stall, bar b que. 4pm Tug of war.

Numerous sideshows.

New attraction this year at your gala day will be “Rock Wall Climbing” test your skills on this sideshow, €3 a climb.

Raffle tickets are also on sale with first prize being a 2 night hotel break, 2nd drinks hamper and 3rd Tipp jersey, 4th bottle brandy, book of 3 €5.

This is a day when we get a chance to meet up with our neighbouring parishes and have the old chat in a fun filled afternoon.

7.30pm; National Sheep Racing Finals in the community centre, bookies on the night.

As you can see the festival is a busy weekend, something for everyone so come along and join us and support your Community Centre. One or two more events to be finalized, more news on that next week.

St Mary’s Church.

In 2014 the Parish Church celebrates 150 years, a milestone for the faith community, to prepare for this celebration, you are invited to St Marys Clogheen on Monday 19th August at 8pm, please come with your thoughts and ideas on how best we can plan for this event.

Tom McClure R.I.P.

The death occurred recently of Tom McClure, formerly owner of The Vee Valley Hotel, Clogheen and who lived in Rathville, Co Carlow. Tom was predeceased by his wife Noreen. He is survived by his sons Sam and David (Canada) and daughter Pauline (Botswana), nephew and niece and his close friends Elana and Simon, the O’Mahoney family, Fermoy and John and Mary Pyne, Ballylooby. Tom’s remains were cremated in Newlands Cross Crematorium last Thursday, July 18.


The death occured recently of Darren Gott, Cashel, he was in his early twentys. Darren was predeceased by his brother Oisin. To his mother Lynn (nee Lonergan), Tubrid, Clogheen, father Martin, sister Emma and brother Craig, to his grandmother Gretta Lonergan and all his extended family. May his kind soul rest in peace.

Fr. Sheehy’s Juvenile GAA Club.‏

Under 12 Hurling. Well done to Fr. Sheehy’s u12 hurlers who beat Ballingarry last week and to all the u10 and u12 players who played at Burncourt Festival last Sunday.Under 8. Well done to the u8 hurling team who played neighbours Skeheenarinky in a great game at Burncourt Festival last weekend.Inter County Football. Congratulations to Colin English (wing forward) and James Conway (goalkeeper) who represented the Tipperary u15 Football team in the Munster Tournament in Dromtarriff, Co. Cork recently, going down to eventual winners Cork by a point in the semi-final.Cul Camp. Seventy children enjoyed a week of activities at the Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp at Fr. Sheehy Park last week.



Winners on Thursday 15th July were:

Tess Maher & Kitty Brett; Mary McCormack & Michael Holohan; Chas Keane & Seamus Moloney; Billy Brennan & Mossie OCarroll;

Monthly Jackpot Winners: Alice Quinn, Kitty Brett and Tess Maher.

Whist Drive

Drangan Community Centre Whist Drive will be held in Drangan Hall on Monday 5th August.

CLCG Naomh Pádraig

There was No Jackpot winner in the GAA Lotto held on Tuesday 23rd July.

Numbers Drawn: 1, 2, 5 & 8.
Match “3” winners: €35
Pany and Ann Kennedy, Ann Buckley and Chip Butler.
Lucky dip to go forward to next Spin the wheel Draw:  Mary T. McCormack.
2nd chance Lotto Plus Draw
Numbers Drawn: 12, 15, 20 & 23.
No winner

The Jackpot will be €3,700 for our next draw on Tuesday 6th August at 9.00pm.

All are welcome to attend the Lotto Draw in the clubrooms at Anner Park at 9.00pm.

You can now play St. Patrick’s GAA Lotto by logging onto our website “” and also receive our free fortnightly newsletter.

This may be of special interest to those with family or friends away

We are very grateful to Paul O’Halloran of O’ Halloran Gala Shop, Drangan and also to Matt Murphy of Slievenamon Meats, Drangan who have both very kindly sponsored the printing of our new tickets.
Under 12, 14 & 16 Hurling

Our under 16 hurlers defeated Mullinahone by 5-11 to 0-13 in a championship game on Monday week last in Mullinahone.

Our under 14 hurlers were defeated by Clonmel Óg in Ned Hall Park Clonmel on Thursday last. On Thursday 1st August the action is in Anner Park Cloneen for a 7.00 throw in against Ballylooby-Castlegrace.

On Monday week 12th August our under 16 hurlers play Cahir in Anner Park Cloneen at 7.00.


Derrygrath Cemetery:

Please note that Mass at Derrygrath Graveyard will be held on Monday 12th August and not on August Bank Holiday this year.

Rehab Rural Resource Centre is holding its annual open day on Thursday 1st August from 11 am – 1.30pm. Lots of stalls and fun filled events are planned. This is a wonderful centre for our young adults and your support is greatly appreciated.