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2022/23 Mini Sevens Champions!

Fantastic news coming out of Thomastown today! 7th December 2022. These fabulous bunch of girls have done the double and are now the 2022/23 Mini Sevens Champions! Congratulations girls & teachers on another great achievement!

The girls throughly enjoyed the mini 7s campaign where they were undefeated throughout all stages which brought them to today’s finals day, they played and had good wins over Gowran & Piltown in the first two games this morning. The final was a closer encounter against St. Aidan’s Kilmanagh with both talented teams giving it everything in the final. It was to be Moneenroe & Clogh girls day on a full time score of 3-1 to 0-6. Well done to all involved.


Rionn A Champions 2022/23  | Mini 7s Champions 2022/23 | Superstars

Moneenroe /Clogh N.S. takes First Rionn A Schools Title

Saturday 19th of November 2022 in Palmerstown marked a historic day for Moneenroe/Clogh N.S. as the Girls Schools Football team won the Schools First ever Roinn A Cup.

In the regional league Moneenroe/Clogh N.S. enjoyed wins over Conahy, Muckalee, Castlecomer, Freshford and Urlingford. Good wins in the Regional League allowed mentors to use a full panel allowing all girls from 3rd to 6th class match time. This placed Moneenroe in a quarter final versus St. Canices. In a tight game Moneenroe/Clogh emerged victorious beating St. Canices by five points. In the semi-final the Moneenroe/Clogh girls produced a great comeback, coming from 9 points down to beat Clara by 8 points. This resulted in a final against Tullogher Rosbercon Schools, who had a good win over Thomastown in the other semi final. In a pulsating encounter in which Tullogher Rosbercon led at half time, the Moneenroe/Clogh N.S. girls again dug deep to become Roinn A Schools Champions for the very first time winning by four points in the end.

This marks great progress for Moneenroe/Clogh N.S. in its 8th year entering the LGFA Schools Competition. Moneenroe/Clogh N.S. first entered LGFA Schools Competition in 2013. In 2015 Moneenroe/Clogh beat Conahy in a Roinn D decider. In 2018 Moneenroe/Clogh beat Muckalee in a Roinn C decider. In 2019 Moneenroe/Clogh lost out narrowly to Clara in a Roinn B Final. And this 2022 after two years of a break due to Covid 19 – Moneenroe/Clogh arrived to claim their first ever Rionn A Schools title.

Well done to all the girls involved for their hard work at training. They have made big strides forward since training started in September. Big Thanks go to the staff of Moneenroe N.S. Mr. Philip Lonergan, Mr. Michael McKeogh, Mr. Gary Kelly and Mrs. Kathleen Connolly for all their help with training, refereeing and co-ordinating matches etc., again this year.

The successful Moneenroe Panel was:-  1. Eabha Booth, 2. Ellie Roche, 3. Sarah Phelan, 4. Eva Roche, 5. Sarah Buggy, 6. Freya Coogan, 7. Ellie Rose Nolan Dawson, 8. Ciara Maguire, 9. Heidi Buggy, 10. Abbie Flanagan, 11. Kate. O’Brien, 12. Abbie Aspel, Subs: Willow Barker, Alanna Morrin, Abigail Daly, Zara Roche, Maura Ward, Chloe Malone, Bláithín Maguire, Maia Coogan, Emma Kelly, Isabelle Lawlor, Ellen Heatherington.

Moneenroe/Clogh N. S Girls footballers now look forward to the second round at the Cumann na mBunscol Girls Mini Sevens in Gowran on Wednesday 30th November. Moinin Rua Abú

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Leinster Blitz 2019

Well done to Francie Ward who was part of the Kilkenny Cumann Na mBunscoil team who took part in the Leinster Blitz today. Kilkenny won all three matches they played beating Laois, Wexford and Kildare

Medal Presentation
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Well done to the girls from Clogh & Moneenroe NS who received their school football final medals On Tuesday 4th December 2018, at a presentation in Moneenroe Hall. The medals were presented to the girls by Kilkenny man Steven Scallan who recently starred in the TG4s Underdogs programme. Well done to Mr. Lonergan & Mr. McKeogh for organising and well done to the girls for their great achievement in winning 7 out of 7 games


Well done to the girls from Moneenroe & Clogh schools on a fantastic win and display of football in the schools league final against Coon/Muckalee, on Saturday 16th November 2018. The girls won on a score of 8-6 to 4-1, congratulations to all the girls & teachers Mr. Lonergan & Mr. McKeogh for their commitment to the girls and to football in the school. That was 7 wins from 7 games for the girls . Thanks also to the number of supporters that turned out this morning. Thanks to Railyard GFC for sponsoring treats for the girls in McDonalds afterwards 



Congratulations to the Railyard u12 girls in the u12 Football Final on Sunday 30th Sept 2018, against Muckalee

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Medal Presentation

Thursday 2nd February 2017, we were delighted to welcome Brian Cody to our school to present the medal to the boys and girls of the Clogh/Moneenroe National School's Country Cup team 2016.  We thank Brian for given his time and his great words of wisdom. We would also like to thanks Tom Brennan and Joe Coogan who presented the same team with their runner up medals from the School League. 

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Corn na Tuaithe Final

Clogh/Moneenroe 2-4       Kilmanagh 0-1

Clogh/Moneenroe captured the 2016 Country Cup with a well-deserved victory over a strong Kilmanagh side, which was played under lights in Danesfort on Tuesday evening. The final was due to have been last week but was postponed due to bad weather however the conditions weren’t much better on Tuesday as both teams were met with wind and rain as they did their warm up.

Both teams started well and played some good football considering the conditions, scores though were very hard to come by and it wasn’t until the 14th minute that the first flag was raised which was a Clogh/Moneenroe goal from the boot of Dara Brennan. The goal really settled his side down and they started getting on top all over the field. Clogh/Moneenroe scored a further goal and point through Jonah Kelly to go in at the break 2-1 to 0-0 to the good. Clogh/Moneenroe were well worth their half time lead and had they had a little bit more luck on their side could have been further ahead.

Clogh/Moneenroe started the second half in the same fashion as they finished the first and although scores were hard to come by, they were on top throughout. Some great goal keeping from Charlie Cleere in the Kilmanagh goals kept Clogh/Moneenroe at bay but two points from Jonah Kelly and a long-range effort from Shane Buggy kept the scoreboard ticking over in Clogh/Moneenroe’s favour. Kilmanagh to their credit kept fighting to the end and finally got on the scoresheet when Eoin Egan pointed. Kilmanagh did have two goal chances late on but Luke Flanagan was on hand on both occasions to clear the danger. There were scenes of great joy at the end as joint captains Harry Roche and Luke Flanagan became the first two players to lifted the Country Cup for Clogh/Moneenroe. It was a great team performance from Clogh/Moneenroe who overcame the disappointment of the League final and never let their heads down. This team along with managers Mr. Lonergan and Mr. Butler put in a huge effort all through the year and finished the season with fifteen wins and just the one loss from their sixteen outings. The history makers were Luke Flanagan, Jack O’Neill, John Brennan, Shay Dunne, Malachy Flaherty, Shane Buggy, Francie Ward, Harry Roche, Adam Buggy, Daniel Farrell, Jake Denigan, Dominic Bolster, Chris Phelan, Dara Brennan, Jonah Kelly, Muireann Ryan, Darragh Dunne, Katelyn Farnan, Harry Lawlor, Conor Farnan, Liam Walsh, Eli Bolster, Rebecca Mealy, James O’Neill, Katelyn Kelly, Katie Brennan and Caoimhe Mooney. 

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Schools Football: League Final

Clogh/Moneenroe 0-5                Bennettsbridge 1-4

Clogh/Moneenroe fell at the final hurdle in their bid to win the 2016 League when they were narrowly beaten by a physical Bennettsbridge team. Clogh/Moneenroe started well and were 0-4 to 0-0 up after just 8 minutes with 3 point from Jonah Kelly and one from Adam Buggy had things looking good.

Bennettsbridge finally got on the scoresheet on 13 minutes from a free. They were level on 22 minutes when they scored the only goal of the game. Jonah Kelly restored the lead on 23 min with another fine point. Remarkably this was to be the last score of the game for Clogh/Moneenroe. Bennettsbridge level matters before half time to leave the scores 0-5 to 1-2 at the break.

Scores were hard to come by in the 2nd period with both defences on top. It wasn’t to be however for Clogh/Moneenroe and two late pointed frees from Bennettsbridge in the 23rd and 24th minute of the 2nd half were the difference. Clogh/Moneenroe had plenty of chances in the second half to secure victory but it wasn’t to be. Every one of the players should hold their heads high as they are a credit not only to their families but the Clogh/Moneenroe community in general. Well done also to Mr. Lonergan and Mr. Butler. Team Luke Flanagan, Jack O’Neill, John Brennan, Shay Dunne, Malachy Flaherty, Shane Buggy, Francie Ward, Harry Roche, Adam Buggy, Jake Denigan, Dominic Bolster, Chris Phelan, Dara Brennan, Jonah Kelly, Miran Ryan, Darragh Dunne, Katelyn Farnan, Harry Lawlor, Conor Farnan, Liam Walsh, Eli Bolster, Rebecca Mealy, James O’Neill, Katelyn Kelly, Katie Brennan and Caoimhe Mooney.

It is not all doom and gloom as Clogh/Moneenroe still have the country cup final to look forward to



North Kilkenny Final on Saturday 21st November at 2pm in The Prince Ground Castlecomer. They only went and won it!! Unbelievable match, very hard fought against a very tough Conahy team. They held on in the end to win 1-3 to 0-04. A huge thanks to Paddy Ward and Miss Tobin for their hard work with the girls over the past few months. And a special word of thanks to everyone who came out and supported today. Very proud day for Clogh/ Moneenroe schools 

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