County Council to cease collection of domestic waste.



South Tipperary Local Authorities have entered into a contract with Clean Ireland Recycling for the sale of its waste collection service.

Clean Ireland Recycling is a well-regarded, family owned refuse collection company, based in County Clare. They already collect household waste from customers in South Tipperary, mainly in the towns of Cahir, Cashel and Tipperary.

The sale will guarantee security of service to all householders as we hand over operations of our waste collection to one of the country’s most reputable operators.

The service will transfer to Clean Ireland Recycling, from 31 October 2011. In the interim there will be no change to waste collection arrangements and customers should continue to present their waste as normal.

Clean Ireland Recycling has committed to offering a highly competitive price structure for the service in the coming years, as well as a service of the highest standards and they will issue an information pack to all customers in due course.

There are a number of reasons why the South Tipperary Local Authorities (namely, South Tipperary County Council, Clonmel Borough Council, Carrick-on-Suir Town Council, Cashel Town Council and Tipperary Town Council) needed to reach this decision to sell their waste collection service. Firstly, the customer base has reduced significantly over the past number of years. In addition, the introduction of EU Directives on the pre-treatment of waste going to landfill and the introduction of a 13.5% VAT charge to local authority services has resulted in South Tipperary Local Authorities being faced with an unsustainable financial position in relation to the waste collection service throughout South Tipperary.

A comprehensive review of all options to the Council in relation to the retention of its waste collection service was carried out. Following careful consideration, and a competitive process with a number of private sector waste management companies, the decision was taken to transfer the service to Clean Ireland Recycling.

This was an extremely difficult decision to make, as the Council’s waste collection service has been part of a positive engagement between local communities and the Council for many years. We are satisfied, however, based on Clean Ireland Recycling’s excellent track record that householders will experience an equivalent level of service under the new operator.

To date South Tipperary Local Authorities have operated a very generous waiver system. Clean Ireland Recycling have been happy to commit to the existing waiver arrangements for a period of 12 months.

Mr. Sean Keating, Director of Services, South Tipperary County Council, stated: “I would like to thank all our customers for their valued support and co-operation over the years. Furthermore, I wish to acknowledge the significant flexibility and commitment of all the staff involved in the refuse collection service on their achievement in delivering an excellent service at all times.”

Caroline Walsh Chief Finance Officer with Clean Ireland Recycling said , : “We are delighted to be able to extend our operations in South Tipperary through the acquisition of waste services from South Tipperary Local Authorities.  Our success over 20 years in this business as one of Ireland’s most innovative waste management operators is based on our reputation for and dedication to quality of service. We deliver on this by enabling our customers to pay less by recycling more through one of the most advanced waste management services operating in Ireland.

“We are happy to say that the transition of services from South Tipperary Local Authorities to us will be seamless.  We look forward to working with our new customers, whom we will be in contact with over the coming days, across the county and delivering this enhanced waste management solution that will ultimately reduce costs and help protect the environment.”

The Council will write to all existing waste collection customers in the coming days to explain how the transfer process to Clean Ireland Recycling will take place. Further information is available by calling your local Council or by logging on to or by calling Clean Ireland Recycling on 1890 361800.

via South Tipperary County Council – News.

Soccer Results Sat 24th Sept



An outstanding performance from the U12s who travelled to Carlow town on Saturday and defeated a strong team in a thriller. Clerihan settled really quickly and took the game to their opponents from the kick-off. A couple of half chances were spurned before the deadlock was broken after 20 minutes. Rian Quigley played a quick one-two with Callum Meagher out on the left wing before sending over a pinpoint cross which Sean Cotter volleyed to the net. The home side responded strongly but solid goalkeeping from Michael Cleary and a no-nonsense approach from centre-backs Conor McGrath and Daniel Fitzpatrick ensured that Clerihan took their 1-0 advantage to the interval. The second half was a real cup tie with both sides committing numbers to attack. Clerihan’s wide players , Rian Quigley and Liam McGrath , were causing all kinds of problems for the home defence while Sean Cotter brought the best out of the keeper on a couple of occasions. Eventually , Callum Meagher went on a wonderful run before firing a great shot from 20 metres to the corner of the net. St. Patricks threw everything into attack and , after a great save from Michael Cleary , a Carlow forward smashed the rebound to the net to reduce arrears. However , the Clerihan defence was not to be breached again and a famous victory was achieved. Great credit is due to all the panel for their work-rate and never-say-die attitude on a very warm day and the reward is a home game against Courtown Hibs from Wexford in the next round. Thanks to those who provided lifts and vocal support on the day and to the host club for their exceptional hospitality after the game.


The u14s were in scintillating form in their opening SFAI cup tie on Saturday. Just three minutes had elapsed when Sean Maher played in Luke Hahessy , who finished clinically. The same pair were at it again on 10 minutes as Sean hit a pile-driver which the keeper could only parry into the path of Luke, who claimed his second. Further goals from Sean Maher, Alan O’Donnell and Jack Burke left Clerihan in a comfortable 5-0 position at half-time. The second half saw the introduction of all the subs but the goals continued to come. Alan O’Donnell volleyed home a Conor Horan cross before Shane Hickey completed the scoring with a sweet strike off the underside of the crossbar. This was a brilliant team effort all round with the defence rock solid and Sean Maher giving a virtuoso midfield performance for the second week running. Another home tie in the next round gives this squad a good chance of further progress in the competition.


A disappointing defeat for the U16s on home turf as a failure to take their chances cost them dearly. Clerihan had some great opportunities in the early stages but the finishing was poor and it was Celtic who struck first to take the lead. The pattern continued the same into the second half but a more economical Celtic attack secured a second goal and all three points to leave Clerihan struggling in the early stages of this league.