Sports Camp Carnmore Hurling Club News
The Apostolic Society Carnmore Juvenile Hurling News
Special News Junior Badminton
The Eighth Annual Claregalway Agricultural Show G.A.A.
Galway Woman Appointed to New Disability Authority Claregalway Leisure Centre News
Claregalway Skin Care and Aromatherapy Clinic


The "Summer Camp" took place this year in July. A funpacked week of activities that ranged from Sports to Drama, Art & Craft to the memorable water games, was enjoyed by all. Children from the entire area are welcome for the camp with over100 children taking part this year. The Camp has been run for a number of years and is established as a key diary event in Claregalway.

The purpose of the camp is Fun. However, events such as Arts and Crafts, Drama and Supervised Sporting activities, enabled the children to learn new skills and meet new friends.

The camp is organised by the Leisure Centre Committee, who are the first to recognise the tremendous help which the parents, teenagers and local community members have put into this year's event. The camp was an unrivaled success for the children, but also for the leaders who once again discovered that "it's fun to be young".

Looking forward to seeing all those faces (young and not so young) back again next year.

Mary Reidy


The summer break is over so it is back to work in aid of the Foreign Missions. Our Annual display and cake sale will take place on Sunday October 11th after the 11 o'clock mass.
Members meet in the Sacristy on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, so come along to our meeting or perhaps you can do some work at home. More helping hands are needed to carry out this worthy work. Contact any of the Apostolic members for details.
The Annual Diocesan Display will be held in Scoil Éinne, Salthill on Mission Sunday October 18th.

We are very grateful to all who helped us during the year, to our honorary members who pay £2.00 a year, to all our workers who did some knitting and sewing during the year, to all of you who contributed generously to our Church Gate Collection in early July. We look forward to your help again on Sunday October 11th.


Congratulations to Ms. Maggie Walsh (of Claregalway National School) and husband John Cunningham on the birth of their baby daughter on the 2nd September. Lots of joy and happiness in the Cunningham household. Best wishes from all in Claregalway to you both.

Birthday greetings to Gerard Kirrane on the 7th September, Dara Kirrane on the 22nd and Michelle on the 28th. Cregboy will be busy celebrating these occasions!

Congratulations and well done to all exam students and best of luck in the future.

Welcome to Aoife and Michael O'Reilly and family who recently moved to Cahergowan.

Welcome also to Rita and John O'Leary and children Jonathan and Georgina who have taken up residence in Cregboy.

Congratulations to Catherine Connolly, Rockwood and Paul Hardiman, Los Angeles, on their marriage which took place on 22nd August, 1998

Congratulations also to Gerard Lohan, Cregboy and Karen O'Donnell, Boston whose marriage took place on the 28th August, 1998

A big welcome to all of the following babies who were born during the months of July and August.

Rachel Killilea, daughter of Patrick and Bernie - Caherlea

Dillon Robert Connell, son of Billy and Pataricia - Caraun

Christina Bridget Hanley, daughter of Gerard and Annette - Carnmore

Cathal Iarlaith Burke, son of Jarlath and Siobhán - Lydacan

Nicole Catherine Grealish, daughter of Noel and Michelle - Lydacan

Clodagh Elizabeth McDermott, daughter of Mattie and Ann Marie - Lydacan

Conor Joseph Dolan, son of Joseph and Eilish - Crgboy

Barry Martin Goldrick, son of Anthony and Elaine - Gortadooey

Emmajane Tonery, daughter of Peter and Lillian - Rockwood

Eoin Michael McKenna, son of Peter and Keelin - Carnmore

The local supermarkets must be experiencing a positive boom in the sales of Pampers!!


Heavy rainfall in the early hours of Sunday morning looked like putting a damper on the show, but blue skies emerged and even though the occasional shower came down, the day turned out very well. Big crowds adorned the show grounds and entries were up in the Pony and Horse Section. Owners from near and far paraded their fine animals around the pony and horse rings and the judges had the unenviable task of selection the winners. The cattle classes remained the same as last year and again entries in the Sheep Section were greater than last year. The Donkey Derby was as popular as ever and attracted a large crowd of spectators.

However, the Dog Show stole the day with over 330 entries again this year. For the second year, the obstacle course brought great excitement to the dog ring. The jumps and see-saw looked spectacular and the dogs sped around the course with great gusto. Michael D. Higgins was guest of honour at the dog show and gave a very interesting talk to the huge crowd around the dog ring. Such was the interest and entries in the dog show that it continued until 7.00 p.m. long after everyone else had gone home.

The threshing machine attracted the attention of the young and not so young. The Show Queen, Ms. Fidelma Roche, Knockdoemore, Claregalway, presided over the presentation of prizes during the day. The indoor exhibits of arts and crafts were of the usual high standard with great interest in the Decoupage on display. The Bonniest Babies of the show were selected, together with the Junior Miss and Mister. There was a competition for the Best Dressed Lady and Glamorous Granny.

Chairman, Paul Fleming, would like to thank everybody who assisted in any way with the organisation and running of the show, and special thanks to all who turned up on the Saturday and Monday to help out. Thank you, also, to all exhibitors and sponsors. All committee members were delighted with the turn-out.

Carmel Casserly


Ms. Maisie Dooley of 65 Renmore Park, Galway has been appointed one of the 20 members of the recently formed NATIONAL DISABILITY AUTHORITY. The N.D.A. replaces many of the bodies formerly dealing with the needs of the disabled and the provision of services to them.

Ms. Mary Wallace, Minister of State at the Department of Justice, with responsibility for Disability said that the Authority was "The broad based balanced representative group we set out to achieve" and that "People with disability will no longer have segregated services". The Chief Executive of the Rehab Group, Mr. Frank Flannery said "The New Authority has the teeth to lead people with disabilities into a new era, where they will at least be treated as full and equal citizens of the State."

Thirteen of the Authority's 20 members have a disability or have a family member with a disability. Ms.Dooley who has been appointed to represent Autism, has a 34 year old son with Autism. She has been a member of the Irish Society for Autism (founded in 1963) since 1970, and is in fact the longest-standing member in the country. She and her husband Christy with a few close friends and supporters founded the Western Branch of I.S.A. in 1979. Only last year, 1997, did their continuous efforts come to fruition with the opening of the Cloonmore Farm, Claregalway, to provide the first Autism-specific service in the Western Health Board Region. With funding for 6 adults only, three are already in residence, with the placement of three more under way.

Ms. Dooley says that while here brief is primarily Autism she will of course, with the other members of the Authority, be concerned with the whole range of disabilities. Autism however, is not just an individual disab ility, but affects the whole family and therefore she intends to make herself accessible to every afflicted family in the country.

The N.D.A. will report directly to the Oireachtas every year.



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The Senior team have once again reached he Quarter Final of the 1998 Senior Championship. They have beaten Ballindeereen, Ardrahan and drew with Abbey-Duniry to reach this vital stage of the Championship. Preparation for this very important contest against Kilconieron is well underway with training every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Training is very tough and is being well attended as every man is fighting for his place on the team as competition for positions is very high. Kilconieron will be no push-over as they are just as hungry for title as Carnmore, but there is great commitment within the club and the lads and the team management are determined to win this crucial game. We wish them every success.

The Junior A's have also done extremely well in the Championship. They have won games over Castlegar, Clarin bridge and Sylane. Their next game is against Tohenagh and we wish them continued success in the championship.

The Junior C's have shown great spirit and determination over the summer months. They have also advanced to the Quarter Final stage of the championship. Well done lads and the best of luck in the forthcoming game.


The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank those who helped to organise this event. Sincere thanks to al those who sponsored prizes and to all those who competed in the competition. The results were as follows:-

1st prize, sponsored by Greaney Glass
Winners: Matt Melvin, John Fallon, Declan Tierney, Nigel Donovan, 100 pts.

2nd prize, sponsored by Glass Centre, Wellpark.
Winners: Martin Duggan, Declan Shaughnessy, Orla Naughton, Sean Carr, 96 pts.

3rd prize, sponsored by Udaras/Grealish Fuels Carnmore.
Winners: Gerry Starken, Martin Greaney, Fran Starken, Michael Casserly, 95 pts.

4th prize, sponsored by Specialised Timber Products.
Winners: Philip Duffy, Peter Finnerty, Tom Keady, Denis Chambers, 94 pts.

5th prize, sponsored by Malachy Hanley.
Winners: John Lyons, Hugh Dolan, Snr., Seamus Walsh, Larry Doherty, 93 pts.

6th prize, sponsored by Sean Crowe.
Winners: Tom McDonald, John Wynne, Paul Byrne, Mike Treacy. 93 pts.

7th prize, sponsored by Val and Tony Hanley.
Winners: P.J Melca, Frank Glynn, Donal McCormack, Ann King. 93 pts.

8th prize, sponsored by J.C.Spirit Distributors, Carnmore.
Winners: Marty Davoren,Tom Feeney, Tim Mullins, Tim Tarpey. 93 pts.

9th prize, sponsored by Ocean Cabs.
Winners: Kevin Greally, Michael Maher, Paul Keane, Gabriel Lally. 92 pts.

10th prize, sponsored by Esso.
Winners: Brendan Day, Seamus McManus, Mick Dowd, Bridie Day. 91 pts.

11th prize, sponsored by AIB, Tuam Road.
Winners: Gearoid Smith, John Holland, Stephen Cullinane, Gerry Forde. 91 pts.

Special prize for beginners sponsored by Cré Porcelain
Winners: John Noone, Mick Walsh, John Murphy, Kieran Burke.

We are also extremely grateful to the following sponsors: Summerfield Bar, Nightguard, BM Distributors,Claddagh Minerals, Glynns Fruit & Veg, Jordan's Bar, Clarinbridge, Iggy Daly's Bar, Thermo King, Heinekin, Tuohy & Grealish, Connolly Sports, Hughes Cycles, Razzle Dazzle, Purcell Construction, Bank of Ireland, Easi Bin, Greaney Gutters, Trappers Bar, Loughrea, Suttons Oil, Hanley Motors, Grealish's Bar, Eugene Murphy, Gerry Starken & Galway Bay F.M.

Thank you once again for all your support
Martina Grealish, P.R.O.,


In the U14's and U12's, we did not reach the knock out stages of either championship. Our main hope at this stage is the under 16's. We lost our first match against Beagh at home in Carnmore, at match most people present thought we had drawn, final score Beagh 2-4 Carnmore 1-6. Nobody could remember Beagh getting four points only the referee, but his word was final, so we lost. We bounced back to win our next two matches convincingly, against Ahascragh and Kilconieron. Our last match -a vital one - against Ballinderrin, has been postponed twice. The winners go through to the semi-finals. Hopefully, by the next issue of Nuacht Chlár, we might have the Ballinderrin match played and won.

Meanwhile, off the playing pitch, the Juvenile Club held a very successful draw in June/July. With all the lottos and other draws/collections around, there were not as many tickets sold as in other years, but everybody did their best - what more could you ask? Thanks to all our sponsors. Thanks to everybody for buying tickets. Thanks to al those who sold tickets. Congratulations to the winners. Hope they enjoy their prizes.


1) John Carr, Carnmore Rd. Mike Walsh Mountain Bike
2) Annette Walsh c/o Nortel Kevin Mc Donagh Sunday Lunch for Two
3) Anne Murphy, Gortatleva Keith Mc Donagh Dress Shirt
4) Gerry Fox, Ballinacregg Patrick Fox Sports Top
5) Una Kerrigan, Caherlea Johnny Kerrigan Radio/ Alarm Clock
6) Carol Duggan, Claregalway George Hanley Jug Kettle

That's all for now.
Michael Walsh, P.R.O.


JUNIOR BADMINTON - Community Games

Congratulations to our U15 Team who won silver medals in the All-Ireland Community Games Finals, held in Mosney Holiday Centre during the last weekend in August. Claregalway, representing Connacht, beat Munster in the semi-final, and were defeated by the team from Leinster in the Final by the narrow margin of 3 - 2.

Team members: Cathy Casserly, Ross Forde, Maria Moran, Christopher Keane, Sandra Walshe, Joseph Garrett, Grainne Noonan, Donal Cahalan

I would like to thank all the parents who traveled to Mosney to support the players and all who came to Galway to welcome us home and escort us to Claregalway, where a magnificent bonfire awaited us at the Leisure Centre. My thanks to the Team Members for making it a memorable weekend for me in Mosney.

ADULT BADMINTON continues every Tuesday Night 8.30 - 11.00 p.m. New members are always welcomed.

Mary Forde



All-Ireland Football Final Galway v Kildare: Thirty seven juveniles with some parents travelled by bus to Croke Park and from the Nally Stand saw Galway qualify for the All-Ireland final with a great win over Derry. The trip was organised by the Juvenile Football Committee. So, Galway followers are now on the run-up to the most exciting prospects for a generation. It's time to put up the flags and a few along the N17 would add a bit of colour to the Celtic Tiger's enveloping leap forward.

Meanwhile our Junior A's have qualified for the West Board final, U-21's under P.J.McGovern and Fergus Madden are preparing for the Championship while Minors and U-16's were edged out in close games played out with traditional fervour.

Junior 'A'

Round 1 Claregalway 1-12 Oranmore 1-9 at Carnmore
Round 2 Claregalway 0-10 Marvue/Renmore 0-8 at Cregg
Round 3 Claregalway 1-19 Clonbur 0-3 at Headford

After a close game against Oranmore, we made hard work of beating Mervue/Renmore. Both teams played their best football against the strong wind - Claregalway in the first half and we were in arrears by only 3 points at the interval. On the re-start, scores were very slow to come but gradually U-21 players Anthony Monaghan, Adrian Moran, Niall McGovern and Derek Murray came more into the game and dominated the last 10 minutes to engineer the winning points. Barry Donovan in goal, Shane Walsh and Gerry Madden in the backs were always to the fore. Our third point from Enda Devitt after a great up-field run by Padraig O'Connell was the best score of the match.
Team: Barry Donovan, Noel Grealish, Shane Walsh, Gerry Madden, Padraig O'Connell, Mickey Grealish, Rory Kenny, Paul Concannon, Anthony Monaghan (4 pts, frees), Enda O'Connell (1 pt, free), Adrian Moran (3 pts), Niall McGovern, Derek Murray (1pt), Enda Devitt (1 pt), Kevin McNamara. Sub: James Concannon for E.Devitt.

The game against Clonbur had little merit as a championship match and it was as good as over after 10 minutes when we led by 1-5 to 0-0. We now meet the winners of Ml.Breathnach and Carraroe.

Junior 'B' Mervue/Renmore 1-7 Claregalway 1-5 at Cregg

After looking likely winners for the most of the game, we lost out when Mervue/Renmore scored 2 late points. Their first minute goal proved decisive in the end. Although John O'Hagan drove a '45' all the way to the net, we spurned a number of scoring chances afterwards.
Team: Gerry Starken, Joe O'Connell, Damien Noonan, Joe Arkins, Frank O'Connell, Michael Prendergast, Danny O'Connell, George Fox (0-1), Michael Walshe (0-1), Michael 'Hiker' Walshe, Derek Long (0-1), Cormac Evans, John O'Hagan (1-1), Kevin Concannon, Damien Stephens (0-1). Subs: Eoin Hynes for D.O'Connell, J.P.O'Connell for C.Evans.

Minor 'A': Carraroe 3-7 Claregalway 3-6 at Inverin

Inverin proved to be our 'graveyard' once again when our minors were very unlucky to lose this championship match played on July 22. In a fast and spirited contest, a soft goal for Carraroe late in the game turned the tide in their favour and although Claregalway fought back with 2 goal points the whistle came too soon for the equaliser.
Team: Joe Kelly, Robert Lennon, Damien Noonan, Gary Dillon, Ronan Glynn, Shane Hynes, Anthony Davoren, Keith Holland, Derek Murphy, Enda O'Connell, Derek Murray, Nicholas Fox, Eamonn O'Connell, Patrick Walsh, Liam Hyland.

U-16 Co.League Semi-Final: Oranmore 2-13 Claregalway 4-4 at Maree

Claregalway qualified with Oranmore, St.Michaels and Salthill for the semi-finals. In a game of swinging fortunes we gave our best display to date against a highly rated Oranmore team fancied to go all the way. With newcomers Joe Garrett and Val Baines fitting in well, we took a 2-3 to 0-1 lead after 20 minutes. Although Oranmore responded with 1-2 we led at half time by 5 points. Oranmore dominated on the re-start, scored a succession of points and with everything going right for them, took a 3 point lead. A fine goal by Gary Dillon tied the scores again with 10 minutes to go. Oranmore then took a 5 point lead but they were pegged back to a precarious 2 points when Colin Deeny scored his second goal. But Oranmore were not to be denied and finished up with a late point. Tomás Moran excelled at centre back.
Team: Paul Kilgannon, Andrew Flanagan, David Raftery, Joe Garrett, Robert Raftery, Tomás Moran, Colin Smith, Gary Dillon (1-O), Anthony Watson, Aidan Kearney, David Walsh (0-2), Martin Kelly, Colin Deeny (2-0), Val Baines, Barry Cullinane (1-1).

U-15 City League Fixtures (All games at 5 pm)
Round 1 Saturday Sept.5 Claregalway v Moycullen at home
Round 2 Saturday Sept.12 Claregalway v Mervue at home
Round 3 Saturday Sept. 19 St.Michaels v Claregalway at Westside
Round 4 Saturday Sept. 26 Claregalway v Oranmore at home
Round 5 Saturday Oct. 3 Salthill v Claregalway at The Prairie

U-12 County League Fistures (All games at 11 am)
Round 1 Sunday Sept. 6 Claregalway v Moycullen at home
Round 2 Sunday Sept. 13 Oranmore v Claregalway at Oranmore
Round 3 Sunday Sept. 20 Claregalway v St.Michaels at home
Round 4 Sunday Sept. 27 Salthill v Claregalway at The Prairie
Round 5 Sunday Oct. 4 A Bye

U-13 City League starts on Sunday October 11 when we play Barna in Barna

U-12's and U-10's travelled to Headford on Sunday August 16 for 2 games against the home club.

Castlebar Mitchels Tournament: U-10's travelled to Castlebar on Saturday September 5 to participate in the Inter-county Blitz.

Anthony Hughes played with the Co.Galway Cumann na mBunscoil selection before the Galway v Leitrim Connacht Championship in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Inter-Schools Football Blitz was played on June 10. Claregalway, Bawnmore, Carnmore, Lackagh and Coolarne Schools participated; Bawnmore School won out. Thanks to Joe Kyne for generous sponsorship.

Seán Ó Flannagáin



A Golf am/am was held in Tuam Gold Club on August 29 to raise funds for the Leisure Centre. This proved to be a highly successful venture, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated, most especially by those who were lucky enough to win one of the many prizes. In all, there were 15 team prizes presented, plus some individual awards and spot prizes on the night of presentation. The first three teams were the following:

1st Team Michael Shaughnessy, Kevin Holland, Martin Naughton, John J. Keane
2nd Team Hugh O'Neill, Tommy Moran, Tom McCarthy, Martin O'Neill
3rd Team Val Hanley, Tony Hanley, Jimmy Hughes , Sean O'Grady

The success of the occasion was assured when the local Business Community and many others came up trumps with very generous sponsorhip. Tom and Julie McKenna, of the Summerfield Bar, were the main sponsors, but the smaller sponsorhips of so many people all combined to guarantee financial success. All our sponsors, to whom we are very grateful, are listed below.

The event could not have taken place without the hard work and commitment of the Sub-Committee who took complete charge of the running of the competition. We would like to say a huge thank you to Gearoid Hartigan, Martin Casserly and Jimmy Moran.

38 Teams participated on the day, and enjoyed perfect weather conditions. The presentation of prizes took place in the Summerfield Bar, Claregalway and a very enjoyable night was had by all.

Again our thanks to our Sponsors, to all those who entered teams and played on the day, and to the Sub-committee. Well done everyone.

Tom McKenna, Summerfield Bar. John Mullins, Cregmore Construction, Moran Office Supplies, Moran's Service Station, O'Maille Collection, Brennan Brothers , Hughes Supermarket, Niall Devett, Shell Service Station, Monaghan's Garage, Mazda Dealer. Noel Grealish, Glass Centre. Fireplaces of Elegance. Tommy Duggan - Garage. G, K. Developments. Colleran Sign Engraving, John Coyle, Galway Fine Foods, Paul Fleming, Galway Oil, Connolly Sports, McGraths Supermarket and Butchers, Ballybrit, Martin Duggan Oils. Galway Bay Golf and Country Club. Cre Porcelain. Socos Teo Indreabhain, Rockmount Riding Centre. Tolan Food Service. Martin Fleming Construction. James Giles, Claregalway Soffit and Facia. Dunleavey's Bar and Supermarket. Glynn's Fruit and Vegetables. Gerry Keating Engineering. P. J. Hughes Building Contractor. John Feeney, Charisma Blinds. John Fahy Flooring International. Dr. Brendan Day. Cladagh Mineral. Coillte. Walsh's Shotp - Bawnmore. Tom Considine Construction. Western Ironcraft. Roadstone. Ignatius Foy Construction. Bank of Ireland. Gem Furnishings, Waterdale. Connemara Isles Golf Club. Pine factory. Duffy's Riding Centre. Nortel. Claregalway Video Library. Dawn Dairies. Flynn's of Lackagh. Mulryan Insurances. Gerald Purcell Constuction. A.C.S. Communication. G & R Windows. John Daly Foods. Kynes Tavern - Restaurant.


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