The annual Down Syndrome fundraiser coffee morning will take place in Pat O’Callaghans, Clogheen, on Saturday, July 9, from 10am to 4pm. Please drop in and support this very important fundraiser. Pat and Maura will join 150 cyclists for a fundraiser cycle that will take place from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 with a stop off in Clogheen for refreshments. The money raised will be of great benefit to parents, carers and SNA’s at home and in schools. Especially with the major government cut backs they currently have to face. There was over E250,000 raised last year by the Tour de Munster. And, with peoples help and generosity we hope to equal or even beat that target this year.


Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone who has helped out in having Clogheen looking its best for this year’s tidy towns competition, those who have painted their premises and who tidy up around the town. We ask those who have flower baskets and flower beds near their homes to please water and care for them especially at weekends.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Fr Jim Denmead PP Ballylooby/Castlegrace parish on the death of his brother Vincent who passed away last week. May he rest in peace.

Sincere sympathies are extended to Dr Tom O’Callaghan, Clashleigh, Clogheen, on the death of his father Dr Tom O’Callaghan, Mitchelstown, which occurred recently. He is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Marie, sons Gerard, Tom and Barry and all his extended family. May he rest in peace.


The annual church gate collection will take place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3. Your support is appreciated.


Congratulations to Michael Norris, son of Mick and Kit Norris, Carrigmore, Clogheen, who celebrated his 30th birthday last Saturday night joined by his family and friends in Nedeens Bar. A great night was had by all.


The practise of dumping household rubbish on the side of public roads has escalated to a very serious situation. Just last week a large amount of rubbish was dumped at the entrance to the forest on the Clogheen to Burncourt road at Scart. This is unacceptable and will have to stop. It has been reported to the Enviroment section of Sth Tipp county council.


Skeehanarinky is organiSing a fundraising tractor run in aid of St Theresas Hospital, Clogheen, on Sunday next. It will leave Jackson’s Pub at 12 noon.


Brendans Bar is the place to be on Saturday, July 9. Brendans is hosting the brilliant Dublin City Ramblers. Admission is €E10. Tickets are available at Brendans, phone 052 74 65533.


The Childrens summer book bus will be at St Pauls Community Hall car park every Tuesday from July 5 to August 23. Admission is free for children. For further details phone 0504 21555. Join the summer reading tree, certificates, medals and a party for all participants. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.


The X Factor Live will now take place on August 23 with the final on Saturday, August 30, at 9pm in Nedeens Bar. Interested singers contact 086-8091015 before July 3. Cash prize to the winner.


Congratulations to Brian Borus Under 12 team who have reached the County B final with a win over Cappawhite in the semi-final which was played in Ballylooby last Tuesday evening. Even though the teams were level at half time, Brian Borus had all the play but could not get scores on the board. However, the girls led throughout the second half and were victorious on a scoreline of 2-5 to 2-0.


Under 8. Fr. Sheehy’s Juvenile GAA club hosted a very successful u8 Hurling blitz last Saturday in Fr. Sheehy Park with teams from Ballylooby, Newcastle and Skeheenarinky taking part. Thanks to Bertie Sweeney for having the pitch in top order and to young referees Brian and Mike Hyland who took charge of the games.

Fr. Sheehy’s u8 footballers played Galtee Gaels in a thrilling match at Skeheeenarinky festival last Sunday.

Under 14. The combination u14 hurling team Ballylooby/ Fr. Sheehy’s travelled to Ballyporeen on Monday night of last week with an understrength side but still gave a dissappointing display against Skeheenarinky going under by 3-2 to 6-10. The next game is away to St. Patrick’s on this Monday 4th July.

Under 16. The u16 footballers played two games last week. On Tuesday night in Bansha a challenge game was played against Emly/Sean Treacys with the West B champions running out winners by 1-10 to 1-4. On Thursday night Fr. Sheehy’s took on Clonmel Og in the County u16c semi final. Fr. Sheehy’s owned the ball in the first half but only went in 1-3 to 0-0 ahead at the break. Some inspirational play by midfielder James Pyne saw Sheehy’s move well ahead by the three quarter stage before Joe O’ Reilly’s late goal put an end to Clonmel Og’s fightback leaving the final score 3-8 to 2-3. Fr. Sheehy’s had other excellent displays from Kieran King, Adrian O’ Brien and Steven O’ Driscoll but much improvement needed before the final against Davins which is due to be played on Saturday 9 July.


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