Clogheen Tidy Towns are waiting eagerly for this years national tidy towns judging which will take place during the month of July and August. We would like to thank everyone who have painted their homes and businesses and made Clogheen tidy,a big thank you to our FAS team under the expert guidance of Michael Fennessey, and John D Condon and the local county council workers and our two RSS workers and all who helped our during the year. We would ask you to please do your utmost to have our beautiful town looking its best for judging, and please water and care for our hanging baskets and tubs. Just last weekend a number of our baskets were stolen and others damaged. DRAÍOCHT NA FAILLE DEIRGE

Draíocht, the traditional music, song and dance show is opening on Thursday, July 26, with two shows, matinee at 2.30pm (doors 2pm), and evening show at the regular time of 9pm (doors 8.15pm). The matinee performance has been organised this year due to interest from the general public. It’s all hands on deck at the moment getting ready for the show. The band members will include Galway man Richard Murray, an old favourite with Draíocht audiences, who will contribute on pipes, and flute and if he gets his way he will have the audience dancing in the aisles. Ciarán Mulderrig on keyboard and guitar, Conor Moriarty on box and a new addition to the band this year is Jessie Healy on fiddle. Sarah Barry will provide the vocals. The Ryan School of Dance enhance the show with their great dancing skills and talent. This show has received great reviews from locals and tourists alike. Bring you family, neighbours, and visiting relations to Draíocht for a great nights entertainment. Draíocht commences in St. Paul’s Community Centre Clogheen with two shows on Thursday, July 26 (2.30pm and 9pm shows) and Friday, August 3, (doors 8.15pm, show 9pm). Tickets €15 (including refreshments), children under 12 years €10. To book your tickets contact 086 2243323 . Follow us on Facebook.


Deepest sympathies are extended to Bridie Keating, Cooldevane, on the recent death of her brother Michael Whelan who lived in Lettermuller, Galway. Michael is survived by his wife, daughters, brothers and sisters and all his extended family. May he rest in peace

Sympathies to Tommy Dwyer and family Ballyboy on the death of his sister Bridget who passed away peacefully in Dublin. Following requiem mass in Duhill, she was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.


A 50k leisure cycle will take place in Ballylooby on September 2, more details later, for further information contact John Byrne.


Homecoming Festival weekend August 1 to 6.

Wednesday August 1: 45 card Drive €10, start 8.15pm.

Thursday, August 2: 5km Road Race/walk. Start 8pm.

Friday 6pm a new event to the festival will be a fun family cycle distance 15k.

Friday, August 3: Driocht.

Saturday, August 4: Children Treasure Hunt start 11am. Knockmealdown Active group will lead the Loop walk, refreshments in Community Hall starting at 2pm at St Pauls.

Also on Saturday the National Sheep racing Finals plus barbecue tote on the night, The first race will be at 7pm.

Sunday 5th: A 50k fun cycle, entry €15, start at 12 noon. Assemble at St Paul’s.

Gala day = Fancy Dress, tug of war, under age G.A.A. matches, sports, bouncy castle, dog show, food stalls, bottle stall etc etc. Car boot sale. Wife Carrying Competition “Beg, Borrow, Steal” start 7.30pm.

And to finish the Sunday there will be The Beat On The Street 8pm to 10.30pm. D.J. Aidan Mac Tipp F.M.

Monday, August 6: Duck Derby at the Mill Walk, time 1.30pm.

Vee Rovers F.C. will also run their pre-season competition in conjunction with the festival. One new item during the festival weekend is the Car Boot Sale. We all have attics with goods that could be resold. A charge of €20 per car and what ever you make after that is your own. So come on clean out those attics and be ready for Sunday, August 5.


Clogheen X Factor returns. Semi-finals on July 27, final on August 4, in Nedeens Bar. Entries are now being taken, contact Ger on 086 8091015 or Cash prize to winners, money raised goes to a charity of the winners choice.


Come along to The Book Bus situated in St Paul’s car park every Tuesday from August 21, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Membership is free. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.


Cul Camp: The Kellogg’s Cul Camp was held at Fr. Sheehy Park last week. Nearly 60 boys and girls enjoyed a great week of Gaelic Games coaching and other fun activities under the watchful eye of Games Development Administrator John Cummins and his team of coaches, including Samantha Lambert, Stephen Morgan, Cait Devane, Jason Coffey and Tom Kirwan. Thanks to camp co-ordinator Mike Hyland and club secretary Teresa O’ Brien who were on hand all week and the team of young assistants, Nathan O’ Brien, Colin English, James Conway and Ben Hyland.

Under 12 Football: The Fr. Sheehy’s u12 football panel travelled to Killarney last Wednesday for a Munster blitz at Fitzgerald Stadium. Fr. Sheehy’s enjoyed victories over Kerry clubs Listry, Curragh, Finuge, Skellig Rangers and Clare’s Doonbeg with the only defeat of the day against Ballymacelligot, also of Kerry. Panel; David Murphy, Dylan O’

Brien (0-1), Gavin English, Richard Maher (1-4), Jane Hyland, Cieran Connolly (1-0), Robert Maher (1-4), Cormac Flynn (0-1), Shane Connolly, Patrick Griffin (1-0), David Hyland (5-0), Dylan Flynn, Eoin Watson, Dion Morrissey (1-1) and Conor Walsh (0-5).

Under 14 Hurling: The combination u14 hurling team Newcastle/Fr. Sheehy’s played out a brillant game with Davins in Carrick-on-Suir last Thursday night. The combo made a superb start leading 2-6 to 0-1 after the first quarter, but the Davins fought back in an exciting second half to lead by four points going into the last few minutes. Man of the match

Colin English then grabbed two goals to cap an outstanding personal display scoring 4-7 as the combo won out 5-11 to 3-14.

Under 14 football: Well done to Fr. Sheehy’s players James Conway (goalkeeper), Ben Hyland (wing back), and Colin English (corner forward) who represented Tipperary in the Jim Power tournament in Dungarvan on Saturday, July 14. Tipperary defeated North Kerry, Waterford and Cork and reach the final versus Kerry South. This game ended level after extra time with the result going to the Kerry team in a penalty shoot out.