Connie MacNamara R.I.P.

Connie MacNamara R.I.P.

The death has taken place of Connie MacNamara in Australia, only six weeks after his beloved mother (Nannie Mac). To his wife and family in Australia, his sisters Phil, Elsie and Betty, brothers Eddie and Geoff we offer our sympathies. Funeral will take place in Australia. To his family and all that knew him he was always known as the perfect gentleman. Rest in peace.

Mass for the repose of his soul will take place in St Mary’s Clogheen on Saturday May 12 at 6pm.

Birthday Greetings;

Congratulations to Dave Hyland, Carrigmore who celebrated his 90th birthday recently. We wish Dave many more years of health and happiness.

Alzheimer’s Tea Morning;

A fundraiser tea morning in aid of The Alzheimer’s Awareness will take place in St Theresa’s Hospital Clogheen on Thursday, May 3. Please support.

Weekend Entertainment;

Karaoke night in Brendan’s bar on Saturday, May 5 at 9.30pm. Music supplied by the Karaoke Queen Louise Lanagan. Adm, Free and all are welcome to a night of musical entertainment.

Fianna Fail Annual Collection;

The annual church gate collection will take place at all masses this weekend May 5 and 6. Your generosity is much appreciated.

Clogheen Drama Group;

Clogheen Drama Group would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way in making our recent production of John B Keane’s Big Maggie such a wonderful success. A big thank you to our director Liam Wall who gives us so much of his time and effort. Congratulations to all the cast, backstage personnel, the ladies in the kitchen and everyone who worked so hard. May the Clogheen Drama Group be a continued success for years to come.

Knockmealdown Active;

The upcoming 90k cycle event will take place this Sunday in Ardfinnan at 10am. Anyone wishing to take part please contact Seamus Butler 0879049280 or P.J.English 0877984929 or any committee member. The cyclists will be passing through Clogheen approx 10.15am. Please cheer them on.

Also the dawn chorus will be on Sunday May 13. Meeting at St Pauls Community Centre at 4.30am. We will walk a short distance where a bird watch Ireland expert will be in attendance. This will be followed by early morning breakfast in the Hermitage, Cost €15 includes breakfast.

Mayor Welcomes Success.

Mayor of Clogheen Matty Maher would like to thank everyone who travelled to Dublin in support of the teachers in Clogheen national school. The outcome was very successful.

Vee Rovers F.C,

Our schoolboys Season is drawing to a close now. Our u12 team performed heroics all season. We finished runners-up in our league, despite going all season unbeaten. Our last league match finished 3-3 with Bansha Celtic, in a game we had to win. With key players injured we played very well, after being 3-1 down, we came back and could have won it with the last kick of of the game. A big thank you to the players, management and parents. We look forward to next season.

Our u11s played many matches in a haphazard league. We lost very few games despite our very young side.

Our u16s started well but faded out of the league and plate due mostly to a few undisciplined players. Thanks again to Kev and James and Ollie for looking after them. Congrats to Cian Murphy who captained South Tipp u12s in recent Munster final.

Clothes collection; Vee Rovers F.C. old clothes collection continues for another week. Please drop them into Ger Flynns Butchers.

John Giles walk of dreams takes place on May 7 in Thurles. This is sponsored walk for Clubs. Vee Rovers schoolboys will be collecting for this sponsored walk. Please support. Thank you.


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