Stage is set, scripts are down and the play is to be staged this Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, in St Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen. Starting time 8.15 pm. Rehearsals are going very well and two great nights entertainment is guaranteed. Tickets are selling well, and we would urge you to please purchase your tickets in time. Tickets can be purchased at the Vee Valley Fruit and Veg 0527465951 or at The Vee Meats 0527465200. This being Clogheen Drama Groups first play please give it every support.


A pet dog is missing from the Killballyboy/Graigue area. Her name is Lucy and she is a Yorkshire terrier. If you have any information on her whereabouts please contact 087 2020724. It would be gratefully appreciated.


Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes will commence on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Old Convent Clogheen from 6.30pm to 8pm. For more information contact Christine Gannon 052 74 65565.


Fresh daffodils will be for sale in Clogheen on Friday, March 25. This fundraiser is for Cancer Aware, please support.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the Casey family on the death of their mother Mary who passed away peacefully in Clonmel hospital. Mary lived in Shanrahan before moving to 4 Alley Close, Clogheen. She was predeceased by her husband John. Mary is survived by her sons Peter and John, daughter Mary, son in law, daughters in law and all her extended family. Removal took place from St Theresa’s Hospital on Thursday and following requiem mass on Friday she was laid to rest in Shanrahan cemetery. May her gentle soul rest in peace.


Deepest sympathies are extended to the McGrath family, Shanbally, on the death of their father Jim which occurred in St Theresas Hospital recently. Jim is a native of The Glen of Aherlow. Removal took place from Jim’s home on Sunday evening last and following requiem mass on Monday he was laid to rest in Burncourt cemetery. He is survived by his sons David, John and James and daughter Ann. May his kind soul rest in peace.


Results of Cheltenham Challenge 2011

Clogheen Playground Committee would like to say a big thank you to all those who took part in this year’s Cheltenham Festival ‘Pick the Winners’ competition. The overall winners as follows: 1st place on 900 points, winning €1,000 were Deirdre and Dermot Morrissey, Lios Mhuire. In 2nd place with 880 points was Tom Hayes TD who receives €300 and we had two ticket holders in 3rd place with 860 points Cait Cashin c/o Georgina Ferguson and Breda Lonergan, c/o Pinewood and they receive €100 each.

The daily prizewinners were as follows: Tuesday: Mary English/Mary K O’Gorman and Cait Cashin on 360 points and they get €50 per ticket. Wednesday: Dermot & Deirdre Morrissey with 340 points receive €100. On St Patrick’s Day, Dorothy Pollard with 320 points won €100 and the 5 bonus winners with 300 points were Darragh & Paudie Costelloe, Liz Brennock, Eileen Ryan, The Paddocks, Cait Cashin and Shane McGrath c/oPinewood and they get €20 each. On the last day, Friday, Kitty Taylor/Paula Flynn had the highest score of 320 points and they received €100. Once again thanks to all who supported this years event, looking forward to next year already!


Congratulations to Sean Flynn, son of Paula and Ger Flynn, who has been selected to join the panel of the Tipperary Minor Football team. We wish Sean the very best of luck with his sporting endeavours.


The club has reformed following a recent meeting in Ballylooby Hall. The following officers were elected; Chairman Kevin Ryan, Sec; Eddie Kennedy, Assistant Sec Catherine McConigly, Treasurer Annmarie O’Neill, Registrar Karen Canly and Lesley Burke, Childrens Officer Nora Morrissey and PRO Kevin Langton.

Brian Borus Camogie Club will provide a great sporting outlet for the young girls of Ballylooby, Burncourt and Clogheen. Registration took place on Sunday last in Ballylooby. Close to 50 girls ranging in age from six to 12 took part in the coaching session on the day. A special thank you to Joe Cahill, County Chairman, Noreen Flanagan, Tipp Senior Player, and Cait Devane, Tipp minor player, for travelling to Ballylooby on the day. Training will take place every Sunday at 11am in Ballylooby/Castlegrace sports field.


Brian Borus Under 12 training will take place in Ballylooby GAA pitch on Thursday evening, March 24, from 6pm to 7pm. Under 14 training will take place on Tuesday evening, March 29, in Clogheen from 7pm to 8pm. All players and mentors are asked to pay their registration fees on the evening as girls will not be allowed to train unless this insurance is paid for. For players over 18 the fee is €50, Under 18s is €32, under 10s is €18 and non playing members is €22.

Congratulations to the County Under 14 team who beat Clare by 8 points last week. Well done to Caoimhe Condon who is representing our club on the panel.


Under 10; Having accounted for Cahir Park the previous week-end, where the scorers were Patrick Griffin, Nathan Cross, Rian Hennessey and Shane Cross (2), the under 10s were at home to Bansha Celtic on Sunday morning in a vital top of the table clash. Bansha had won the previous encounter at Bansha, so this was a game with everything to play for. There was an urgency about our play from the start and Christy English put us one up before half-time. Bansha found it hard to create openings and in the second half ou defence ably marshelled by Kieran Macken, Conor Walsh, Kyle Morrissey and Later Shane O’Gorman, stood firm. We were always inventive up front and with ten minutes to go Shane Cross scored to give us a 2-0 victory.

Under 14s were away to St Kevins/Two Mile Borris on Saturday in the quarter finals of the cup. Despite creating an array of chances, we eventually fell to a 2-1 defeat and so ended our interest in the Cup.


Juniors; The Junior game at home to Burncourt Celtic on Sunday was cancelled due to a bereavement. The Club extends its sympathies to the family and friends of Jim McGrath Shanbally.


Johnny Giles Walk-of-Dreams; The schoolboy and Junior members will walk for this cause next Sunday at Thurles. Members of the international squad will be present to add their support. Please support this cause by sponsoring any of our schoolboys.


Please forward your news items to P.J. English 087-7984929 or email to or drop them in to Moroneys Shop before 6pm Sunday.