Sep 222016
 

In 1766 Fr Nicholas Sheehy Parish Priest of Clogheen, Burncourt and Ballyporeen was hung, drawn and quartered having being tried and found guilty of being an accessory to murder. It is believed that these charges were false and that it was his supposed involvement with the Whiteboy movement – agrarian unrest – that made him unpopular with the local land owning classes.

On Sat 24th September 2016 @ 11am in The Main Guard, Clonmel, Tipperary County Museum will host a talk to commemorate the 250th anniversary of his execution.

The talk will be given by Professor Maurice Bric of University College, Dublin. Admission is free.

To book your seat please contact Julia on 07 61 06 5254 or email julia.walsh@tipperarycoco.ie.

Sep 032016
 

Best of Luck to Colin English – 2016 All Ireland Hurling Final

Everyone in Clogheen and surrounds would like to wish Colin English (son of Seamus and Collette English, Burncourt) the best of luck in the All Ireland Minor Hurling Final against Limerick. Their appearance in the final follows a resounding win over Galway in the semi-final as well as having beaten fellow-finalists, Limerick, in the Munster Final. Colin lines out at Right Half Forward, number 12.

gn: left">The Tipperary Minor team to take on Limerick lines out as follows;

1. Ciarán Barrett – Clonmel Óg

2. Killian O’Dwyer – Killenaule 3. Michael Whelan – Carrick Davins 4. Tom Murphy – J.K. Brackens

5. Cian Flanagan – Newport 6. Brian McGrath (Capt.) – Loughmore-Castleiney 7. Jerome Cahill – Kilruane MacDonaghs

8. Paddy Cadell – J.K. Brackens 9. Ger Browne – Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams

10. Rian Doody – Cappawhite 11. Jake Morris – Nenagh Éire Óg 12. Colin English – Fr. Sheehy’s

13. Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs 14. Mark Kehoe – Kilsheelan-Kilcash 15. Lyndon Fairbrother – J.K. Brackens

Best of Luck to Colin English - 2016 All Ireland Hurling Final

Aug 262016
 

Duhill Gala Weekend 2016

The Duhill Gala Weekend 2016 runs at Castlegrace Crossroads from Wednesday September 7th to Sunday September 11th. This year’s activities include a 1916 commemorative mass, 5km fun run, tour of Grubb’s Mill and of course the Gala Day itself on Sunday from 1.30pm.

Duhill Gala Weekend 2016

Jul 302016
 

Clogheen 5K Road Race 2016

As usual, the annual Clogheen 5km Road Race was very well attended this year. There was a record turnout of 220 participants with huge local participation, many of whom were well prepared by Liam Fleming during the Fr Sheehys GAA Health and Wellbeing community project.

It was a magnificent battle up front resulting in an exciting sprint finish between Kevin Maunsell, Clonmel AC and James Ledingham, West Waterford AC. They could not be separated on the line and a dead heat was the final verdict with a time of 15.46. Well done to both athletes who gave it everything in the final 200 metres producing a thrilling spectacle for the excited crowd.

James was a previous winner of this race 12 years ago and he is showing no signs of slowing down. Danny Smith in his local 5k  completed the podium positions in a time of 16.39.

In the Ladies event Aine Roche Clonmel AC won in a time of 19.10 with clubmate Claire Annan 2nd in 19.27. Linda Grogan of Dundrum AC was 3rd in 19.52.

Junior Mens winner was Keane O’Keefe Waterford AC  18.00 and the ladies was won by Ruby Carroll, Clonmel AC an exciting young talent for the future.

The full results are below in PDF format, you’ll find some pics of the race on our Facebook Page. Thanks to Jimmy McHugh for providing all this information.

On Saturday September 10th you can cycle, run/walk and Kayak your way around beautiful south Tipperary in a very unique Mountain Challenge – booking now open. http://www.knockmealdownactive.com/knock-me-down-challenge-september-10th-2016.

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Jul 202016
 

Canoe B Q – Sunday July 31st 2016

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The next fabulous fun Knockmealdown Active Canoe-B-Q of the season will be held on Sunday July 31st 2016.

This is a Canoe Trip along the Suir from Cahir with a BBQ lunch at the finish on the Green in Ardfinnan.

  • 10am – Sign up in Ardfinnan Hall (across from the Green)
  • 10.45am – Bus takes participants to Cahir
  • 11am – instruction on the water in Cahir (no prior experience required, instruction and all equipment necessary will be provided)
  • 11.30am – Participants leave Cahir in Canoes & Kayaks
  • 1pm – Barbeque lunch on the Green in Ardfinnan.
  • Price: €40 – includes Bus, Boats, Insurance, River Rescue & BBQ on the Green.

Queries to info@knockmealdownactive.com or call Will on 083 177 2626.

Please check back for further details or keep an eye on the Knockmealdown Active Facebook Page. This is very important as Boating Events are, by their nature, very dependent on weather conditions before and during the event.

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KMD Active July 2016 CanoeBQ

Canoe B Q – Sunday July 31st 2016

Jul 182016
 

St Pauls Community Centre Festival – August Bank Holiday Weekend 2016

The 2016 August Bank holiday weekend in Clogheen is the place to be this year, a whole new format is planned with something for everyone. There are a range of activities planned for the week (poster at bottom of post) including:

  • GAA matches,
  • Obstacle Course
  • 5km road race/walk
  • Vee Decent free wheel bicycle race
  • Baking Competition
  • Formula One with special guests
  • & much more.

Those of you that are that bit older may remember the Vee Decent bicycle free wheel race, well its back, more on next week’s Clogheen notes, Anyone wishing to donate spot prizes for the wheel of fortune can drop them into the Fruit and Veg shop or phone 087 798 4929. This year’s festival will be one not to miss.

Thursday 28th July the 5km road race/walk will start at 8pm, course suited to PBs, entry fee €10, senior men and senior ladies catorgories, the course is Jones counter measured. For further information phone 086 603 5834.

A new tasty addition to this years Festival is a bakery competition. It will take place at Clogheen Festival on Saturday 30th July from 6pm to 9pm. So all we have to say is “Bake”

Clogheen Festival 2016

St Pauls Community Centre Festival – August Bank Holiday Weekend 2016

Jun 272016
 
Restoration of Mountain Lodge, Glengarra Woods
The Restoration of Mountain Lodge, spearheaded by Burncourt Community Council and being put in motion by the Mountain Lodge Committee is continuing to advance the work. At present a significant portion of the roof has been replaced with one section remaining. Four of the windows are in the process of being replaced and should be completed shortly. An Open Day is planned for Sunday, July, 3rd from 12 to 5pm when all are welcome to come and see the work to date.

Refreshments will be served.

May 242016
 

Vee Rovers Win Division Two

Vee Rovers concluded a successful season last week with a victory over Rosegreen to win division two in the 2015/2016 season. This is an excellent result for the club having been promoted from division three last season. It now leaves them in Division One for the 2016/2017 season, just one step from Tipperary’s Premier Division. This is a remarkable achievement over a short period of time.

Vee Rovers Win Division TwoThe games have come thick and fast for the juniors in the last couple of weeks and the consistency shown throughout the season was maintained. Wins at home against Donohill and Cashel along with a hard fought victory away to Peake Villa ensured that Vee Rovers stayed in the hunt for league honours. The only glitch was an away defeat to Suirside and this set up a nail-biting finish to the last home game of the season at Scart Park on Tuesday May 17th against Rosegreen. Needing a point to clinch the title Rovers fell a goal behind early on, but the evergreen Warren O Brien levelled the game with twenty minutes to go and Darren Hannigan put the icing on the cake in the 32nd minute when he scored from the edge of the box. There were scenes of unbridled joy when Warren lifted the cup to send Vee Rovers back to the first division after a number of years’ absence. Great credit is due to both management and players for sticking to their task throughout the season and they were justly rewarded on Tuesday night.

A speedy recovery is wished by all to Shane McGrath who suffered a serious injury the previous Sunday in the semi-final of the Paddy Purtill Cup where Rovers had to give way to Cahir Park on a 3-2 scoreline.

Congratulations are also extended to Cian Murphy, son of Seamus and Honora, who represented Ireland under-17s with distinction in a recent tournament in Hungary.

Mar 082016
 

Easter Saturday Walk

Join the group on March 26th, Easter Saturday 2016 as they retrace the footsteps of St. Declan over the scenic Knockmealdown Mountains on the border of Tipperary and Waterford. St. Declan’s Way is an ancient pilgrimage route linking the 5th century monastery of St. Declan in Ardmore, County Waterford with Cashel in County Tipperary.

To mark the third annual National Pilgrim Paths celebration (which has now developed from Pilgrim Paths Day to become Pilgrim Paths Week), Knockmealdown Active is organising a walk along part of the St. Declan’s Way route.

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Details:

Distance: The Melleray to Goatenbridge walk is 14 km long and will take about 3 hours to complete. It involves a gentle height ascension of 330 metres over the Knockmealdown Mountains.

Time: The walk will commence at 11 am on Saturday Martch 26th 2015 in Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. Walkers will assemble at Goatenbridge, at 9.30 am from where they will get a bus to Mount Melleray – busses will depart at 10am. Please allow plenty of time before the bus departs (booking is in advance, please see booking links).

At 11am the walkers will take the route from Mount Melleray, following St. Declan’s original footsteps over over Bearna Cloch an Buideál (Bottleneck Pass) back to Goatenbridge where there will be light refreshments for all participants.

Walkers should have appropriate footwear (preferrably walking boots) and waterproof gear. Walk leaders will be on hand on the day.

Note: This is a led walk, for insurance purposes it is important that all walkers stay within the group for the duration of the event. The event is subject to weather conditions, in case of poor visibility on the mountain on the day in question.

Cost: €20 which covers walk leaders, bus transfer from Melleray to Goatenbridge and light refreshments on return. Participants should bring any meals, snacks and drinks they require during the event.

Note: Booking Closes at 6pm on Friday March 25th so that numbers for bus transport can be calculated.

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For more information please contact us;

Please direct any queries to info@knockmealdownactive.com.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/knockmealdown

Phone: Kevin O’Donnell – 086 354 1700

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Easter Saturday Walk

Mar 072016
 

Clogheen Drama Group – March 11th & 12th 2016

This year’s play by Clogheen Drama Group is the much acclaimed “The Highest House on the Mountain” by John B. Keane, directed by John Hayes. This is a play about the timeless battle between the forces of tradition and change. Widower Mikey’s two sons return from England to the family farm, but for very different reasons. Connie is in desperate financial trouble and fled overnight without having time to pack a suitcase. Patrick has had a grim life on the streets in London, and like his new wife Julie, harbours dark secrets. Mikey’s brother Sonny and Connie’s lover Sheila also hide secrets. Once the veil of secrecy is stripped away, nothing will ever be the same again.

The Highest House on the Mountain played before packed houses on its release and was critically acclaimed. The Irish Times described it as Keane’s best play. It is therefore surprising that it has been rarely presented in recent times as it richly deserves to be enjoyed by modern audiences. This is a wonderful opportunity to savour one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights hidden gems. Here is a play which combines all the tragic power associated with ‘The Field’, without losing the unique comic appeal found in such Keane gems as ‘Big Maggie’.

The Highest House on the Mountain

The play will run on March 11th and 12th in St Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen. Starting at 8.15 each night. Tickets available at English’s Fruit and Veg Shop Clogheen, or ring 052 746 5951 or P.J. English on  087 798 4929.