Mar 122014

Cheltenham ‘Pick The Winners’ Results – Day 2

Below you’ll see a PDF file with the current leaders in the Cheltenham Pick the Winners competition being run by Clogheen Playground Committee. If you can’t see it below you can download it here.

Congratulations to the Daily Winners for day 2 – Mick & Fiona Breedy and Noelle Ahearn got an very creditable total of 300 points on a difficult day. Leader overall at the half-way point is also Mick & Fiona Breedy with 520 points.

Follow our competition updates on Clogheen’s Twitter account ( at hashtag #CheltenhamClogheen.

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Mar 112014

Cheltenham ‘Pick The Winners’ Results – Day 1

Below you’ll see a PDF file with the current leaders in the Cheltenham Pick the Winners competition being run by Clogheen Playground Committee. If you can’t see the file you can download it here.

Congratulations to the

Daily Winner for day 1 – Jamie Coffey who earns €100 for himself for the daily winner’s prize.

Follow our race updates on Clogheen’s Twitter account ( at hashtag #CheltenhamClogheen.

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Dec 082013

Brian Borus Minor B Football Champions

Congratulations to Brian Borus who are minor B football champions for 2013 following their hard fought victory over Cappawhite 1-12 to 2-7 in the final played in Bansha on Saturday afternoon last. Congratulations and well done to the girls who put in a courageous effort until the final whistle.

Team on the day Jackie O Gorman, Claire Walsh, Niamh Walsh, Helena Walsh, Ciara Hickey, Laura Morrissey, Maureen Murphy, Sinead Kennedy, Laura Dillon, Fiona Burke, Caoimhe Condon, Eilish Kennedy, Linda Murphy, Jessica Myers, Norma Kennedy, Claire Doyle, Ellen English, Jane Hyland & Zoe Lynch.

Picture includes mentors Jennifer Grant, Niki Gilmore and Garreth Byrne.

Brian Borus Minor Football Champions 2013

Sep 092013

Clogheen improved the overall result by 5 points compared to last year in the Tidy Towns Competition.  268 out of a possible 400 marks were achieved and it is a credit to the many hard working people that continuously strive to improve the town.

Some comments from the report read:

The Catholic Church is beautiful and the Church of Ireland is a fine old structure and great to see it now retains its original identity.  Two Rivers B&B is splendid as is the pharmacy.  Clogheen School is well kept with young and mature trees and the green flag is proudly hoisted outside. Hermitage guest house is a great house in magnificent lawns.  The Day Care centre is a lovely setting.


There are nice bits of landscaping in many areas around the village, notably at the Catholic Church, At the Children’s playground and at the turn for Cahir. Lots of areas do not need any intervention with those brilliant stone walls. Hanging baskets are admired around the village bringing colour and freshness to the surroundings. There are lots of mature and young trees in many places.


Clogheen looks all the better from the attention you are giving to it. Well done for attending to all the categories. It was a pleasure to spend some time amongst your people.


Well done to all involved.


Read the  full report here

Jul 292013

Clogheen Homecoming Festival 2013

Clogheen’s Annual Homecoming festival will run this year from July 31st to August 4th. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the festival poster.

The homecoming festival in Clogheen has been an annual “Gathering” for many years with family members regularly travelling home for the festival weekend. This year will be no different.

The festival opens on Wednesday July 31st with a historical tour of Clogheen and a book launch in the Hermitage Resturant @ 7.30pm. Followed by a cheese and wine reception on the completion of the walk. Ed O Riordan local historian and author has complied a book on some of the historical places in Clogheen. We are very grateful to Ed for his many hours of hard work and research.

Our card players are also catered for on Wednesday night with a €10 game in the Community Centre @8.30pm.

Thursday August 1st; 5km Road race and fun walk. This event proves to be very successful every year. Numbers are on the increase as fitness is playing an important part in our lives. Entry fee €10 for runners and €5 for walkers. Assembly at the Community hall @ 7pm for an 8pm start. Refreshments served after race. This gives the runners a chance to socialise and get to know each other.

Friday August 2nd; 50Km fun cycle, Everywhere you look now somebody is cycling, now is your chance to support the centre by parttaking in the fun cycle. On friday night August 2nd meeting @ the centre for reg @6pm, entry fee €20.

We are also holding s family fun cycle @ 7.30pm for the less active. We had a large turnout last year and in hoping for the same this year. Entry fee €3 per person. Refreshments after both cycle.

Saturday August 3rd; Kiddies treasure hunt, and early start for the young folk at 11.30am with the annual treasure hunt. Solve the problem, find the clues and return to the centre, prizes for the winners.

Leisure walk and picnic @2pm.

Venue; the Duck Ponds in Gortacullen Wood (last forest entrance on right hand side travelling from Clogheen to Goatenbridge, it will be signed) in conjunction with the Knockmealdown Active group @ 2pm. Entry fee €3 and the picnic will be provided by the festival committee. You must make your own way to Duck Pond ( 200 yards beyond Graigue Pub on the road to Goatenbridge).

Later in the evening a return of the Drag Queen competition in Nedeens Bar @10pm. This competition drew great competitors on previous occasions and we are hoping for the same this year. A great night of fun and laughter.

Sunday August 4th; Gala family day in Fr Sheehys G.A.A. Park ( by kind permission) at 2pm. Fancy Dress, under GAA marches, Dog show, sports, sheaf throwing, bouncy castle, pick a pooh ticket €5 bottle stall, bar b que. 4pm Tug of war.

Numerous sideshows.

New attraction this year at your gala day will be “Rock Wall Climbing” test your skills on this sideshow, €3 a climb.

Raffle tickets are also on sale with first prize being a Two Night Hotel Break, 2nd drinks hamper and 3rd Tipp jersey, 4th bottle brandy, book of 3 €5.

This is a day when we get a chance to meet up with our neighbouring parishes and have the old chat in a fun filled afternoon.

7.30pm; National Sheep Racing Finals in the community centre, bookies on the night.

As you can see the festival is a busy weekend, something for everyone so come along and join us and support your Community Centre.

Clogheen Homecoming Festival 2013

Jun 212013

Irish Walks July 2013

July is a month for walking in Ireland. The weather is generally conducive to the activity (although not always) and there are many festivals around the country which means visiting is generally worthwhile.

Irish Walks July 2013 – St. Declan’s Way

From July 24th to 28th Knockmealdown Active will host the first organised full length walk of St. Declan’s Way from Cashel Co. Tipperary to Ardmore, Co. Waterford. The walk will stop off in Cahir, Ardfinnan, Lismore and Aglish along the way, finishing in Ardmore at the end of the Ardmore Pattern Festival on Sunday July 28th.

It will appeal to walking enthusiasts but also to visitors who have a connection with one of the many towns and villages along the route.  There is a strong traditional link between St. Declan and emigrants who have left West Waterford in particular. Walkers will have the option of joining the walk for portions of the route if they wish.

Irish Walks July 2013 – Book Now

It promises to be a great event so why not nip over to their website where booking is taking place online. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Irish Walks July 2013

Irish Walks July 2013

Jun 142013

Brian Borus U12 County Camogie League Champions

Brian Borus 4 – 6   Cahir 0 – 1

The U12’s took on Cahir in the County League Camogie Final last Wednesday June 12th and were deserving winners on a full time score of 4-6 to 0-1. Well done to everyone involved especially the girls who put on a great display of Camogie.

Team Mary Barrett, Lauren O’Brien, Caoimhe Ryan, Lorraine Burke, Roisin Murray, Makella Roissittor, Roisin Flannery, Helen Burke, Ciaria Morrissey, Roisin Condon, Shannon Morrissey, Nadia Keating, Rebecca Burke, Shauna Maher, Sarah Hally, Mentors Laim Murray, Nora Morrissey, Ann Flannery, Kevin Ryan.

The Club would like to thank everyone who kindly supported our annual church gate collection last weekend.

Training continues every Monday evening at 7oc for all ages in Ballylooby pitch.

Brian Borus U12 County Camogie League Champions 2013

Brian Borus U12 County League Champions

Back row: Nora Morrissey, Mary Barrett, Lauren O’Brien, Caoimhe Ryan, Lorraine Burke, Roisin Murray, Makaela Rossiter, Roisin Flannary, Helen Burke, Ann Flannary.
Front row: Liam Murray, Ciara Morrissey, Roisin Condon, Shannon Morrissey, Nadia Keating, (captain) Rebecca Burke, Shauna Maher, Sarah Hally, Kevin Ryan.

Jun 062013

Rhododendron Blooms at the Vee

As the name of the post suggests, this post is about the Rhododendron Blooms at the Vee. Blooming times this year (2013) around Loughglenbridge and Baylough have been considerably delayed due to very cold weather in Spring and early summer.

The blooms are now, as of Wednesday June 5th, starting to show. The weather for the past few days has been absolutely gorgeous, which has meant an explosion of colour all along the Knockmealdown Mountains. The forecast for the coming weekend is quite good, so it may be a good time to see them. If the weather remains fine, however, the weekend of June 15th/16th may be the best time to view them. It is weather dependent though, if we get a lot of cold and rain next week this weekend may turn out to be the best viewing time.

Here are just a few photos of how the area currently looks, keep an eye on our Facebook Page for further updates. If you’re looking for a walk to take in an array of blooming Rhododendron plants then we can highly recommend this one which takes in both Baylough and Loughglenbridge via an alternative to the traditional loop walk.






Rhododendron Blooms at the Vee

May 252013

Galtymore Climb 2013

The Annual Galtymore Climb 2013 from Kingsyard, just outside Kilbehenny, takes place on Saturday June 8th. Along with the main walk, which starts at 2pm, there will be a family walk with a talk on the history of the surrounding area at 2.30pm in King’s Yard. The whole adventure finishes up with a Barbeque at the EcoBus.

The price is a very affordable €7 per person, with all proceeds going to Skeheenarinky school, so it is a very good cause. Kids are free.

For more information visit

Galtymore Climb 2013

Galtymore Climb 2013

May 222013

Burncourt Film Making Workshop

If you are interested in creating a short documentary film and aged 14 or over, why not become involved in a project that will take you through all the stages of documentary film making with a series of workshops in mid-June 2013.

The project will be facilitated by directors Shane Dempsey and Thomas Flannery of Fragments (a theatre and film production company based in London with strong links to South Tipperary).

Fragments will work with members of South Tipperary Rural Arts Group to create a short documentary film that will be presented at the “Inspiring Rural Creativity” Festival to be held in Burncourt from June 26th – June 28th.


  • Saturday, May 25th – afternoon – Introductory Workshop with Shane Dempsey in Burncourt Community Hall.
  • Monday, June 10th to Wednesday, June 12th – Daily Workshops on Film Making and developing ideas for the documentary
  • Thursday, June 13th to Saturday, June 15th – Filming
  • Wednesday, June 26th to Friday, June 28th – Film Screening during the “Inspiring Rural Creativity” Festival

Participants must be available on May 25th and from Monday June 10th to Saturday June 15th inclusive.

If interested contact Breeda 087 6967 661 or Lynn 086 608 6638.

This production is part of the ‘INTERREG & Blue Green Futures’ project supported by the Arts Office South Tipperary County Council

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