ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH
Christmas Masses: Christmas Eve Mass 7.30 p.m. also Midnight Mass at 12 midnight. Christmas Day Mass at 10. 30 a.m. Additional Mass at 12 noon. The Junior Choir will sing at the 7.30 vigil Mass on Christmas eve and the Adult Choir will sing at the 10. 30 Mass on Christmas Day. Sincere thanks to all the young singers and musicians who participated in the Carol Service on Saturday last after 7.30 p.m. Mass and who sang carols in Market Place on Saturday in aid of St. Vincent de Paul and then turned up again on Sunday for our Youth Mass. Special thanks to the all, adults and young people, who prepared and supervised and helped out with the Junior Choir during the year. Thanks also to our Adult Choir who have put a huge amount of time into preparing for our Christmas Mass.
CLERIHAN PROGRESSIVE 25
Results for Wednesday, December 14. Winners on 9 games: Michael Boyle and Jim Whelan; Margaret Quinlan and Denis O’Donnell. Table prizes: 19th game, Anne O’Donnell ; 20th game, Josie Quinlan and Nora Lee. Sweeps: John O’Connor and Sean Spillane; Stephen Cooney and David O’Donnell.
Results for Tuesday, December 13.
Winning numbers: 1, 7, 23, 31.
No jackpot winner.
Three matched three numbers:
Seán O’Donovan, Coolmoyne;
Lena Moloney, Ballingeary East;
Michael Hahessy, c/o Annette Hahessy,
who received €70 each.
The draw on Tuesday, December 20 will be held in Ryan’s Pub at 9 p.m. As well as the usual lotto draw we will be having a lucky dip for 5 x €200 prizes and ten x €100 prizes as a gesture of thanks for your generous support for our Lotto.
U13A LEAGUE CLERIHAN 2 ST. MICHAELS 0
The U13s will be top of their league at Christmas following a hard-earned victory
over St. Michaels at the community field on Saturday. There was a hectic opening to
this game as Clerihan roared into the attack and were awarded a penalty within three
minutes. However , Shane Hickey’s effort was a bit too central and was well saved by
the goalkeeper. It only took Clerihan another minute to take the lead as Liam McGrath ,
who had an excellent game on the right flank , drilled a shot to the net from just inside
the penalty area. St. Michaels responded strongly but lacked a cutting edge in front of
goal and the Clerihan defence coped easily with David O’Brien particularly impressive
with his strength in the tackle. The second half was quite even until Danny O’Regan
rediscovered his goalscoring touch to make the points safe for Clerihan. After a shaky
start to their season , the lads seem to have got their act together and , hopefully , can
push on when the league resumes after the Christmas break.
U13B LEAGUE CAHIR PARK 1 CLERIHAN 0
Despite producing their best display of the season , the u13Bs went down to a solitary
goal defeat at Cahir Park on Saturday. Clerihan made all the early running and some
fine approach play deserved a goal but there was a lack of composure at the vital time .
At the other end , Cathal Ryan was having a stormer in defence while goalkeeper
Michael Cleary was alert to every ball over the top and dealt capably with everything.
As the half-time break loomed, Clerihan shot themselves in the foot. A foul throw
handed possession back to Cahir in a dangerous area and an innocuous cross was poorly
defended to allow an attacker bundle the ball over the line , courtesy of a deflection. To
their credit , Clerihan dominated the second half with the main threat coming from the
wings where both Seamus McMahon and Daragh Bolger were outstanding. Christopher
Brabston and Aaron Doyle-O’Donnell ran themselves into the ground in midfield in an
effort to rescue matters while Kevin Freier came up from the back late on to add more
power to a tiring attack. However , it was not to be and the hope is that the new year will
see a continuation of the improved form and some results to go with same
Under 16 League Sat 17th
Bansha v Clerihan 11.00
Under 14 NSL sAT 17th
Clerihan v Birdhill 12.30
Under 12a League Sat 17th
St Kevins v Clerihan 12.15