Community News - Clogheen, Drangan, Dundrum, New Inn



Drama Group

A meeting of the Clogheen Drama Group will be held on Thursday, November 7, at 8pm. All are welcome to attend. This is a very important meeting to organise next year’s production.

Brian Borus Ladies Football Club
Brian Borus are delighted that long serving player Mairead Morrissey has been nominated for an all star, and also now has been nominated players player of the year which shows the high regard that opposing players hold Mairead.
She has already won the Beat F.M. award for the South East Region beating the likes of the Waterford minor hurling team among others in doing so. The All Stars which are held in Citywest this Saturday, November 9, will be well attended by her team mates, where also the result of the players player of the year will be announced. So best of luck to Mairead.

Vee Rovers F.C.

The u11s were away to Peake Villa on Sunday. An excellent game in which Peake scored two late goals to grab the spoils, with a man of the match display from Zach Lynch. The u13s were away to Ferrybank in the second round of the National Cup. This Waterford side, who expect to be in the final shake-up of this competition, proved too strong for a brave Vee side. The juniors were at home to Cashel Town B, and had built up a 2-0 lead when the game had to be abandoned due to an illness to one of the Cashel players. This necessitated the player being removed from the pitch by ambulance. The Club would like to wish Tommy a speedy recovery and also express our gratitude to Patricia Costelloe and Noelle Ahearne for all their help on the day.


Parish Lotto

There was no jackpot winner on Tuesday, October 29, when the numbers were 5, 10, 19 and 26. The two match 3 winners who won €50 each were Tom Simpson and Ann Pollard. The Jackpot will be €1,700 for our next draw on Tuesday, November 12.

South Tipperary Hospice
South Tipperary Hospice would like to thank the people of Drangan and Cloneen for your generosity. We accept with great appreciation your fantastic donation of €1,021 which was raised at a recent coffee morning and whist drive in Drangan Hall.

Whist Drive

The next Whist Drive to be held in Drangan Community Hall on Monday, November 11, will be for St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society.

Slievenamon Harriers

On Sunday, November 10, our third meet of the season will be in Ballyluskey. On Sunday, November 17, our fourth meet of the season will be in Annesfort. All meets will be at 11am.

Graveyard Rosaries

Rosaries for the Holy Souls will be recited during the month of November as follows: Sunday, November 10, in St. Mary’s and the Assumption Graveyards after 11am mass. Sunday, November 17, in Lismolin Graveyard at 2.30pm. Sunday, November 24, in Crohane Graveyard at 2.30pm.

CLCG Naomh Pádraig

Our U21 hurlers played their final group game last Saturday in Mullinahone against Kilsheelan/Kilcash. A win would have put them through to the semi final but the match ended in a draw and now they must wait for Moyle Rovers and Kilsheelan to play to see will they qualify for semi final directly or have to play a playoff. The match was played in terrible weather and our lads gave their all and just could not find that extra score to give them the win. The U10 south hurling blitz was played in Ned Hall Park, Clonmel on Sunday, October 20. The St. Pats boys, for the first time in a long time (if ever?), competed in the A division. We were up against Carrick Swan, St. Marys, Moyle Rovers and Cahir. First we had St. Mary’s and in the first half it was very even, with Mary’s going in a point up. It was Mary’s who got the scores late in the second half to close out the game with a narrow win. Second was Cahir, we went in 2-2 to 0-1 down at half time. The Pats lads hurled a great second half scoring 3 goals, 1 from an Aidan Fitzgerald free and two from Cathal Foley. Unfortunately we came up 2 points short at the final whistle in a game that could have went any way. It finished Pats 3-01 to Cahir 3-03. Next Moyle Rovers who were a big physical outfit. We competed very well with only two points in it at half time but Rovers physical power led to 2 second half goals which sealed the victory for them. It finished Pats 3-03 to Rovers 5-04. In our last game we had the undefeated Swans. We hurled a great first half and unfortunately didn’t convert a few scoring chances and went in 2 points down. Swan with the wind in the second half put on big pressure but the Pats lads dug in and just conceded two points but again failed to convert their own scores and it finished with a Swan win by 4 points. It finished Swan 0-04 to Pats 0-00.
Even though we didn’t register a victory, all the people present realised the quality of hurling played by St. Pats over the four games. It was a credit to this bunch of players that they won the B football earlier in the year and competed well in the A hurling. Squad: Danny Broderick, Luke Fox, Jamie Brett, James Ryan, Jack Cleere, Aidan Fitzgerald, Cian Crannitch, Evan White, Cathal Foley, Ryan Crannitch, Brian O’Halloran, Bill Cuddihy, Robert Cuddihy, Evan Lawson.

St. Patricks GAA Club Gathering Function: On Saturday, November 23, St. Patricks GAA Club will hold a function in Cloneen Sports & Social Club to mark the 50th Anniversary of winning three South Finals in 1963. Guests of Honour will be the members of the Junior Hurling, Junior Football and Minor Football panels of that famous year. We also intend to mark the 60th Anniversary of winning the Co. Senior and Junior Football championships of 1953. Please keep this date free for what promises to be a memorable night. Mass for deceased members of the GAA will be celebrated in The Church of the Nativity Cloneen at 7pm that evening.


Cooking Demonstration
A cooking demonstration by renowned chef, Catherine Fulvio, will be held in Dundrum House Hotel this Friday, November 8, at 7.45pm, with an Artisan Food Fair and tapas from 6.30pm. Tickets €20, includes a complimentary drinks reception and finger food on arrival. This is guaranteed to be a great evening of cookery, chat and entertainment, with lots of great spot prizes to be won too. The night’s fun will continue with an after party in The Venue, with music and dancing.


Heartiest congrats to Kickhams U12 Camogie team who won the County final in the Camogie field Ragg on Saturday last with a great victory over a strong Rockwell Rovers team on the score 1-5 to 0-2. This victory augurs well for the future.

Kickhams Notes

Junior (A) Hurling: Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams came so close to claiming a rare county final victory when we were narrowly defeated by Moycarkey Borris in a rip roaring Junior (A)Hurling decider which was played in a wind swept Leahy Park Cashel on Saturday last. Playing against the gale in the first half Kickhams gave as good as they got and were unlucky to be 5 points down at the break on the score 1-5 to 1-10. With the strengthening wind behind the boys in the second half Kickham supporters were beginning to hope that this could be our day, but try as they might our lads could not bridge that gap, coming to within one point midways through the half before conceding a penalty that hit the back of the net. In a tight finish Kickhams were only two points in arrears when time ran out. Final score Moycarkey 2-15 Kickhams 2-13. We thank all the players and management for their fantastic efforts during the year. We would also like to express our gratitude to DJ and Marie Butler of Butlers Centra for their kind sponsorship of gear bags for the panel.

Prizes For Wheel Of Fortune: We need donations for our Wheel of Fortune which will be part of our sale of work. If you can donate any item eg: drink, biscuits, confectionery, vouchers, etc it would be very much appreciated. Contact any club officer or drop the items to the Scout Centre on Saturday or Sunday, November 16/17, from 10am.

Sale of Work/Firewood Auction: Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams will hold their annual Sale of work/ Wheel of Fortune and Firewood auction on Sunday, November 17. We are asking landowners or anyone with access to firewood to please donate some trailer loads if possible. Contact Tommy Hayes 0877934739, Kevin Farrell 0876857564, Pat Mc Cormack 0877986234, or Sean Breen 0872646441. 

New Inn

Tennis Club

Our Annual Lena Rice Tournament was held on Sunday, October 20. Results: Mixed: Grade 3/4 Winners: Mickey McDonald / Michelle O Meara. Runners Up: Ian Murphy / Marie Rogers. Grade 5/6 Winners: John Fitzgerald / Marie Walsh. Runners Up: Michael Lonergan / Caroline O Donnell. Ladies 6: Winners: Shirley Real / Orlaith O Donoghue. Runners Up: Noreen Ryan / Catherine Langley. A sincere thanks to all who played, brought cakes and helped with catering.

We are grateful to Larkspur for use of their Courts. Coaching recommencing for Adults on Friday 8 and Juniors on Saturday 9. Please respond to Club text.

Womens Group

Monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 19, at 8.30pm in the NICC. Beautician Jennifer Grace will be there on the night. A big thank you to Mgt Butler for her flower arranging classes. Thank you everyone who contributed to the hospice coffee morning in Barron’s last Saturday. Thanks to Mgt O’Toole for her jewellery demonstration. April 21 is the date set for trip to London. Names are now being taken, contact Mary Frances Barron 0527462252.

Camogie Club

The AGM of camogie club will take place Monday, November 11, in the GAA clubhouse at 8.30pm. Hard luck to our u12 B Camoige team who were beaten by a strong Kickhams team in the County final last Saturday. Final score New Inn 0-2 to Kickhams 1-05.

Stork Arrives 
Congratulations to Andy and Brid O’Dwyer, Dublin, on the birth of their beautiful twin boys Rory and Conor. Andy is the son of Andy and Eileen O’Dwyer, Knockaholla, Knockgraffon.