Sympathy is extended to the Keating family on the death of Willy Keating, Tubrid, who passed away peacefully last week. Willy was in his 90th year. He is survived by his wife Kitty, sons Stephen, Liam, Brendan and P.J. daughters Caitriona, Mairead, Mary and Carmel, sister Ann and all his extended family. Removal took place from his residence on Thursday to Duhill Church for requiem mass, followed by internment in the adjoining cemetery.


The results of this years Cheltenham Challenge organised by Clogheen Playground Committee are: Joint winners who shared the top prize of €E1,300 after getting 900 points each are John Hally/JP McCarthy and John Hally, Caroline Moore sold the winning tickets, runner up was Michael Kenneally with 860 points received €E200, seller of the ticket was Pauline Kenneally. Clogheen Playground Committee would like to thank everyone for their help and support in this years Cheltenham Challenge.


Elizabeth McNamara, Convent Road, Clogheen, formerly of Bohernagore and better known as Nannie Mack passed away in St Theresas hospital on March 13, in her 106th year. There to greet her in their heavenly home is her late husband John, her daughters Mary and Geraldine, son Johnny. She is survived by her sons Conny (Australia), Jeff (Clonmel), Eddie (Cork), daughters Elsie, Phil and Betty (Clogheen). 42 granchildren, 82 great granchildren and 18 great great grand children. But the most precious gift she left behind was her very strong wonderful faith. May she rest in peace.


The newly formed Burncourt Parent and Toddler Group had its first gathering last Wednesday morning. It was well supported and we will be meeting on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am until 12.30pm. All new members welcome.

Further information contact Mags Keating 086 3241169, Marian Butler 087 9675342.


Daffodil Day takes place on Friday, March 23. Fresh daffodils on sale at all the usual outlets in Clogheen. Your support please.


Friday and Saturday nights, March 30 and 31, at 8.15 p.m. will see the staging of the group’s second production, Big Maggie written by John B. Keane, at St Paul’s Hall, Clogheen. Rehearsals are going well for what many consider to be John B’s best play, and the audience can be assured of a good night’s entertainment. Tickets are now available and can be got from any member of the group, or from P.J. and Margaret English,Fruit & Veg. Clogheen ph.[087]7984929.


On Sunday last our U12’s took part in their first Go Game against a strong Cahir Team. This was a great sporting game between two teams who were evenly matches. In the end it was the Brian Borus girls who won the games on a scoreline 2-0 to 1-0. Team Linda Murphy(1), Roisin Murray, Roisin Flannery, Lauren O’Brein, Jane Hyland, Niamh Lonergan, Sarah Hally, Roisin Condon, Shannon Morrissey(1), Ciaria Morrissey, Shauna Maher, Andrea Conway, Rebecca Burke. Well done to all the girls.

Training continues in Clogheen this Thursday evening for all age groups. Please attend.

Player of the Week: Roisin Maher.

The club wishes Caoimhe Ryan a speedy recovery.


The club are running an Easter Raffle with lots of prizes. Please Support


Congratulations to the girls on the Colaiste Dun Iascaigh Team who beat St. Leo’s of Carlow, on Thursday last in Walsh Park, in the Tesco All Ireland Post Primary Schools junior A Championship semi final. Best of luck in the final. Girls from Brian Borus on the team Maureen Murphy, Claire Walsh, Caoimhe Condon, Jessica Myers, Kate O’Brien and Rebecca English.


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A post-doctoral researcher in the Atomic and Laser Department at the University of Oxford, who’s originally from Clonmel, struck gold at a competition in the House of Commons in London for the excellence of his physics research, walking away with a £3,000 sterling prize.