Community News from Clerihan, Clogheen, Cloneen and Drangan



Clerihan Knitting Club

Back after holidays on September 4, 10am to 12 noon in the Community Hall. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration continues on Monday, September 2, after 9.30am Mass until 10.50am, and from 7pm to 8pm.

Progressive 25 Card Game

In the Community Hall each Wednesday at 8.30pm, admission €10. The committee would like to get support from the parish to keep this social event going.


Sean Flynn R.I.P.

There was widespread shock and sadness with the news that one of Clogheen’s best known and well liked residents, Sean Flynn, The Bella Road, had passed away suddenly and peacefully last Saturday. Testament to his popularity huge crowds attended the removal from his home and the funeral mass the following day officiated by Fr Frawley. Sean had a great involvement in voluntary groups in the Clogheen area, to name but a few the IFA, ONE and his beloved Fianna Fail where a guard of honour of over 40 members lined out. Sean had a great love of all sports and went to see his beloved Fr Sheehy’s play whenever he could. The club paid their tribute by walking with the hearse on his arrival to Clogheen. The exservicemen greeted the remains in full uniform at the church door and ceremonially removed the tricolour from the coffin. Sean had served in the F.C.A. for 40 years where he reached the top rank of Commandant. Sean’s wife Lal predeceased him in 1973. Sean is survived by his daughter Ann Allen, sons Liam, John and Ger, his sisters Kitty Taylor and Chriss Flynn, daughters in law, son in law, grandchildren, nephews and nieces, his best friends Mick Norris and Mattie Maher and all his extended family. He was laid to rest in Shanrahan cemetery. May his kind and gentle soul rest in peace.

Twins Celebrate Birthday

Congratulations to Marie and Francis Conran, Lios Mhuire, Clogheen, who celebrated their 50th birthday last Saturday evening with a get-together with family and many friends in Halley’s pub. A great night was had by all.

Clogheen Fun Ride

A horse/pony fun ride will take place on Sunday, September 8, starting just outside Clogheen on the Ballyporeen road at Croughkeal cross. All proceeds will go to the friends of St Theresa’s Hospital and The Brian Boru’s Ladies football club. Starting at 11am. For information contact Philip Ryan 0878257512 or Orla Fleming 0868127081.

Entry fee is horses €20 and ponyies €10. Suitable for all ages.

Brian Boru’s Clothes Collection

The Brian Boru’s Ladies football club will hold a clothes collection, with the last collection on September 21. Anyone with clothes, shoes, toys, bed linen, towels, curtains, books and mobile phones can contact Garreth Byrne 0876479788.

Fr Sheehy’s GAA

Intermediate Hurling
We made history on Saturday last in Goatenbridge reaching the South Intermediate Hurling Final for the first time ever, defeating Cahir by 2-17 to 1-12. Our boys gave a fantastic performance from start to finish, had many hero’s over the hour and thoroughly deserved the victory.

We will play Ballybacon Grange or Kilsheelan in the final.

Team: Shane McGrath, James Mulcahy, Ml Myles, Paddy Moran, Pa Ryan, John Corbett, Cian O’Brien, Sean Flynn (0-2), Tom Conway (0-3), Eoin Flynn (1-1), Liam O’Connor (0-2), Liam Condon, Brian Smith (0-1), Richie McGrath, Owen Myers (0-8, 0-7 frees). Subs: Declan English (1-0) for R. McGrath, Shane Lowry for Brian Smith.

All Ireland U16 Hurling:
We hosted one of the groups in the All Ireland U16 B Hurling competition last Saturday in Clogheen.

Our visitors were well impressed with the facilities provided and eventual winners Cork B overcame Waterford B, Wexford B and Galway B to win the group.

U15 Hurling
Well done to Ben Hyland who was a member of the Tipperary U15 Hurling Team who won the Carrigdhoun Tournanment in Cork, and also to Colin English who was a member of the B squad who played in Clare.

Late Sean Flynn
It was with regret we learned of our Vice President Sean Flynn’s death last week. Sean was a gentleman to the core and a great supporter of the club.

He was a very proud grandfather in 2011 when Sean his grandson brought back an All Ireland Minor Football medal to the club. Indeed he must have looked down approvingly on Saturday last when, with Sean, his other grandson Eoin contributed significantly to our IHC semi final win over Cahir.

The club performed a guard of honour at his removal and we send our sympathies to the Flynn family on their loss. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Field Day

A wonderful day was had by all in Cloneen last Sunday, September 1, as the mountain madness weekend came to a close. On Saturday the Queen of Slievenamon was crowned at the dance - Tessa Burke was the winner representing the Ladies GAA with only 29 votes between herself and her rival for the crown Holly Jean Williamson. Great credit to both girls who raised so much money for the Hall. On Sunday the field day had something for everyone - Face painting, a wonderful barbecue, bric a brac, bouncy castles, games of all sorts, races, archery, tug of war and a fun dog show. Great credit to all the organisers and a big special thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers for the many events. The helpers were brilliant and it was a real community effort from everyone, lovely to see. Great weather and the setting at the foot of Slievenamon was something to behold. To the hard working committee of Cloneen Sports & Social Club well done and a big thank you to Anne and Dionne who work so well behind the scenes.

Fionn Mac Cumhaill Players

A drama/casting workshop will begin next Saturday, September 7, in Cloneen hall for children aged nine years and over, from 3pm to 5pm. Please ring to book place - we look forward to seeing you. The workshop will continue on Saturdays 14th and 21st. 0860834208 for details.


Parish Lotto

There was no jackpot winner on Tuesday, August 27, when the numbers were 3, 7, 10 and 13. Three players matched three numbers and won €35 each. The Jackpot will be €1,300 for our next draw on Tuesday, September 10.

Progressive 25

Winners on Thursday, August 29, were: Mike McGarry and John StJohn; Breda Wilson and Jack O’Dwyer; Alice Quinn and Vincent Cummins; John O’Dwyer and Liam Meagher. Jackpot Winners for August: Breda Wilson and Marie Cuddihy. New players are always welcome to our 25 card game on Thursday nights.

Whist Drive

A Whist Drive in aid of Fr. Paul Horan’s and Fr. Barry’s Mission in Zimbabwe will be held in Drangan Hall on Monday, September 16.

CLCG Naomh Pádraig

Lotto Jackpot €3,900. Numbers Drawn: 7, 19, 20, 21. No jackpot winner. Match three winners €35: Catherine Cullinane, Mallow (nee O’Connor, Ballyvadlea)(online ticket); Dermot Molloy, Prospect; Catriona Morrissey, Cloran. Lucky dip to go forward for next spin the wheel draw: €50 Sean Fleming, Hillview. Lotto Plus Jackpot €1,000. Numbers Drawn: 2, 11, 15, 20. No winner. Lucky dip for next Spin the wheel draw: €50 Kieran Clancy Ballylusky. The Jackpot will be €4,300 for our next draw on Tuesday, September 17, at 9pm. All are welcome to attend the Lotto Draw in the clubrooms at Anner Park.

Minor Hurling: Our minor hurlers were unable to field a team against Killenaule last Wednesday due to injuries and as a result had to give a walkover.

Under 12, 14, 16 Hurling: On Thursday last our under 14 hurlers travelled to O’Sullivan Park in Ballingarry for the South Final against Fethard. Unfortunately Fethard were the stronger team on the night and won by 4-13 to 3-2. Team: Brendan Kearney, Michael Boland, Jack Meagher, Eoin Ryan, Darra Hall, Conor Duggan, Barry O’Dwyer, Jamie Broderick, James Fitzgerald, Eddie Hayes, Dale Murphy, Frank Meagher, Thomas Phelan, Pauric O’Brien, Seán Ryan, Niall Mockler, Adam Cuddihy and Robert Moffat.

We thank the selectors Colm Duggan and James Ryan and coaches Ciarán Mockler and Cathal Mahoney for the time and effort they put into preparing this team and a special word of thanks to the parents and grandparents who transported the players near and far over the last six months.

On Sunday, September 1, our under 12 hurlers travel to The Duneske Pitch in Cahir for a 12noon throw in against Cahir and came away with a victory. Team: Darragh Hall, Matt McCormack, Tommy O’Brien, Jack Meagher (Captain), Pat Griffin, Robert Barton, Angus McDonald, Jack Cuddihy, Cathal Foley, Quinn Moran, Keith Morrissey, Pauric O’Brien, Luke Butler, Fergal Keane, Aidan Fitzgerald, Denis Clancy.

This Sunday, September 8, our under 12 hurlers play Ballylooby/Castlegrace in Anner Park Cloneen at 12noon and on Sunday week, September 15, they play Ballyneale also in Anner Park at 12noon.

Junior Football: Our junior footballers played Ballingarry last Saturday in Fethard needing a victory to have any chance of qualifying for the semi final. Our lads put in a good performance but unfortunately Ballingarry’s greater fitness in the second half told and they ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-17 to 1-07. If a bit more time and effort was put into football this year then maybe we might have progressed to the knockout stage. Team: Richie Needham, Eamon Needham, Neil Gleeson, Ciarán Mockler, Kieran Clancy, Paddy Moroney, Aaron Cronin, Paul Horan, Mark Mullally, Nicky Kearney, Tony O’Brien, John Moroney, Mark Slattery, Willie O’Brien, Conor Cuddihy Subs: Robbie Meagher, Darren Boland. This brought our junior campaign to an end. We thank Eugene McCormack, Michael and Siobhán Nash and Éadoin for the time and effort they put into preparing our junior teams this year. The results did not match the efforts of management or players and so we are again on the sideline thinking of what might have been.

New Jerseys: thanks to the White family of Slievenamon Agricultural Services for their sponsorship of new set of jerseys for our junior players.