Farmers’ Disco: Preparations are well underway for the “Farmers’ Disco” being organised by John O’Dea as part of his Mayoral Campaign. This novel disco promises to be a fun-filled event and will be held in Ahern’s Lounge on Saturday, 15th June. Music will be provided by DJ Danny and there will be a raffle on the night with lots of novel prizes as well as spot prizes for best turned out farmers and farmerettes. So shine up your wellies and support John in his quest to be next Mayor of Kilteey Dromkeen. Tickets at just €5 are available from John O’Dea, Jennifer Jones, Antoinette O’Dea and Marie Chavan. Looking forward to seeing all there!
Cloverfield NS: The Principal, BOM and Parents’ Association of Cloverfield NS would like to thank all who attended the Official Blessing and Opening of the extension to the school which took place in glorious sunshine on the evening of Thursday, 30th May. Following words of welcome from principal Noreen O’Dea the 56 pupils sang an opening hymn and said prayers of the faithful. Fr Conor Hayes blessed the extension and the ribbon was cut by Mrs O’Dea with the help of Alison King, Sinead McCarthy and Cillian Murphy who represented the three classroom groups. Robert Holmes, speaking as parent representative on the BOM and chairperson of the Finance Committee thanked all whose generosity towards last year’s fundraising campaign helped so much with the completion of the project. The designers, architects and building contractor were thanked for the tremendous work which means that Cloverfield NS now boasts a beautiful spacious classroom and Learning Support classroom. Following the formalities refreshments were served to all and entertainment included a performance by the All Ireland winning drama group under the direction of John Mullane. The evening also included an exhibition of the beautiful art work produced by the pupils during the nine week Artist In Residence programme with Rose Hanley funded by Limerick County Council. We were delighted to have the evening’s proceedings recorded by East Limerick Community Radio thanks to Mary Jackman and Tim Long. The wonderful occasion will undoubtedly be remembered in the local community for many years to come.Again mile buíochas to all who helped in any way with the preparations for the opening. As the school’s motto says “Chun Tosaigh Le Chéile”.
Cumann na mBunscol 7-a-side Hurling Final: The pupils of Cloverfield NS have once again qualified for the East final of the 7-a-side hurling competition which will be played at 1.20pm against Cappamore NS in the North Campus, UL on Monday next, 10th January. Good luck to the panel which includes Brian O’Grady (captain), Eoghan O’Dea, Nicole Kenny, Robbie Holmes, Edward English, Shane Dwane, Josh Sheehan and Shannon McCarthy.
Community Games: Spikeball: Congratulations to the following who won the U14 Boys Spikeball County Final played in Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff on Wednesday last: Sean McCarthy, Dylan Holmes, Brian O’Grady, Robbie Holmes, Eoghan O’Dea, Edward English, Josh Sheehan and Shane Dwane. The boys, trained by Noreen O’Dea, will now go on to represent Limerick at the forthcoming Munster final to be held in Tralee.
Well done to our two mixed relay teams who won both the Junior and Senior categories of the inter-school fun relay competition held during the recent KDG Community Games Sports Day: Juniors: Sinead McCarthy, Aislinn O’Dea, Sean O’Dwyer, Jake O’Riordan; Seniors: Brian O’Grady, Eoghan O’Dea, Shannon McCarthy, Aisling Barry.
EASON SPELLING BEE Munster Final: Best wishes to Cloverfield NS 5th class pupil Killian Ryan who will represent Limerick in the Munster Eason Spelling Bee to be held in the Cashel Palace Hotel, Cashel on Monday, 17th June. Killian, who won the Limerick final of the Spelling Bee in March, will be accompanied to the Munster final by his teacher Noreen O’Dea, his family and a number of his classmates. Go n-éirí go geal leis!