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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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.

Sep 142015

Colin English & Ben Hyland

Best of luck to Colin English and Ben Hyland in next Sunday’s All Ireland Minor Football Final. Colin and Ben will be flying the flag for Fr.Sheehys having been part of the Tipperary Minor Football setup that defeated Kildare in the All Ireland Semi-Final.

Colin played at wing forward in the Semi-Final. The team have a tough task facing Kerry on All Ireland final day, having already lost to the Kingdom in the Munster Final.

Best of luck to both players on Sunday and for their footballing careers in the future.

Nov 032014

Brian Borus Table Quiz – November 7th

A Table Quiz will be held on Friday night, November 7th, at the Village Inn, Ballylooby at 8.30pm.

This fundraiser is being run by Laura Morrissey who is travelling to Calcutta in the new year with the Hope Foundation.

€20 for a table of 4.

Please support this great cause.

Oct 132014

Dublin Marathon for Clogheen Hospice

Ned O’Brien, Fr. Sheehy’s, Clogheen is running the Dublin Marathon on Monday October 27th Oto raise much needed funds for the Clogheen Hospice Construction Fund.

Sponsorship cards can be found in shops in Clogheen, Ballyporeen and Ardfinnan or you can contact Ned on 086 163 8021.

Thank you and your support is greatly appreciated.

Mar 042014

Vee Rovers Win Promotion

Congratulations to Vee Rovers who were promoted to 2nd division as champions having beaten Cashel Town on an emphatic 9-0 scoreline. We wish the Vee many more successful years ahead. Below you will see the table standings on completion of Vee Rovers final game of the season.

Vee Rovers Division 3 Champions TSDL 2014


Sunday March 2nd 2014 was a red letter day for the club as Vee Rovers gained promotion to the TS&DL Second Division in a hard fought encounter with Ballyneale at Scart Park.

The away side started much sharper and Vee Rovers found themselves two goals down after twenty five minutes. However Ronan Dwyer showed great leadership and pulled a goal back for the Vee on forty minutes. Vee Rovers began to dominate matters on the turn-over but it looked like it might not be their day as they began to squander chances. Kevin Murray drew Rovers level on sixty five minutes and Ronan Dwyer completed his hat-trick by scoring two more, to give a 4-2 victory and passage to the Second Division next season. With one game to go, Vee Rovers can still be promoted as champions, so it’s all to play for in that final game.

Vee Rovers Promotion

Feb 272014

Vee Valley Cycle Challenge – March 30th 2014

South Tipperary Cycling Club will hold a cycle to raise funds for a new Hospice Room at Clogheen Hospital. The cycle, to be held on Sunday March 30th 2014 will start at Clogheen Community Centre with registration from 8.30am to 9.30am. There are 120km and 60km routes which can be found at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4031931http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4031946.

Entry is €25 or €15, depending on which route you are riding.

For further details visit www.southtippcyclingclub.comwww.facebook.com/southtipp.cyclingclub, call Paddy O’Callaghan on 087 631 6262 or Bernard Lonergan on 086 246 7527.

Vee Valley Cycle Challenge - March 30th 2014

Feb 172014

Vee Rovers Results – 3rd Weekend February 2014

Donohill & District – 0   Vee Rovers – 2

Vee Rovers were away to Donohill last Sunday. Another great win for the Vee who are now joint leaders of Division Three with Donohill following the result.

Kevin Murray scored the two goals which saw the Vee come away with three points. Next week the team is at home to St. Kierans. Why not call up to Scart Park next Sunday, Feb. 23rd, to see the first of the final three games of the season.

TSDL League Table Feb 2014

Jan 132014

Colaiste Dún Iascaigh Reach Munster Final Ladies Football Finals

Congratulations to all the girls from the Brian Borus club who are part of the Colaiste Dun Iascaigh ladies football junior and senior teams. Both teams have reached the Munster Final. Best of luck in the finals girls.

We would also like to congratulate Garreth Byrne who picked up an award at the Canon Hayes Sports Awards held recently in Ballykisteen. Garreth was nominated in the volunteer in Sports Section in association with South Tipperary Sports Partnership to honour individuals who contributes time and effort to sport in the county.

Dec 092013

Vee Rovers Results – 2nd Weekend December 2013

The under 10s were at home to St Kevins/Two Mile Borris on Sunday. On a crisp morning this proved to be a very even contest with good skills shown all around. The spoils were shared in a 1-1 draw with Dylan Keating catching the eye for the home-side.

The under 14s were away to St Michaels in the League. The home side proved much too strong and ran out easy winners. There will be better days for this young Rovers side.

The Juniors were away to St Kierans in a vital top of the table league tie at Duneske in Cahir. Having enjoyed the majority of possession the teams reached half-time scoreless. Eoin Flynn gave Rovers the lead after 57minutes and soon afterwards Martin Grant doubled this lead. St Kierans pulled a goal back with twenty minutes to go with a wonder strike, but a rare headed goal from Vee Rovers stalwart Warren O Brien ensured all three points went to Clogheen.

The win keeps Vee Rovers well in contention at the top of the table:

TSDL 3rd Division Table

The Golden Goal winner this week was Chris Platt.