‘Coiseanna’ Local History Journal Launch

‘Coiseanna’ Local History Journal Launch

Wednesday 18th April at 8:00pm is a ‘not to be missed’ appointment for all Clane residents. On that occasion it will be our pleasant duty to launch the inaugural edition of Clane’s Local History Group’s new journal called Coiseanna. The new publication will be launched at the GAA centre on the Prosperous Road by Mario Corrigan of Kildare County Council’s Art and Heritage services. The journal is called Coiseanna in remembrance of Clane’s bloody battle of 1798 which was fought on the edge of Capdoo commons. The objective of the journal is to keep alive, communicate and share the rich evidence of Clane’s heritage which is to be found in our historic surroundings. The launch of the journal in 2012 was entirely coincidental, yet in the process of editing submitted articles, we were surprised to learn that this year marks an auspicious centenary anniversary for no less than two of the subjects covered in the contents. Currently the sad events surrounding the Titanic disaster are an everyday news item but for Clane residents a new interest in this tragedy will be awakened by the article on one of our early dispensary doctors who lost his life in the cold Atlantic waters exactly one hundred years ago. In October 1912, again one hundred years ago, the great Tommy Conneff was drowned in the Pasig River in the Philippines. Among other articles is an account of the local folklore concerning strange happenings around Clane and the journal even provides directions on accessing a previously unrecorded list of Clane’s Catholic parishioners in 1880. Mark the date in your diaries now and be sure not to miss a really historic occasion. All are very welcome.

Curtains Up for ‘Big Maggie’

Clane Musical Societies production of John B. Keane’s play ‘Big Maggie’ commences on Wednesday 11th April at 8pm and runs each night until Saturday 14th April. Tickets €10 are available from Marron’s Pharmacy Clane or by contacting Anne Noonan at 087-6897376. Tickets will also be available on the door. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed.

Clane Bingo

Bingo is on every Tuesday night @ 8.30pm. The Jackpot is starting @ €1,500 and there will also be many Cash Prizes each week. All are Welcome!

Let’s Get ready to Rumble

The Annual White Collar Boxing Fight Night takes place in the Clane GAA club on Saturday 21st April. The lads and ladies are commencing training, and if last year is to go by the standard is very high & a great night was had by all!

Variety Play

A variety play night in conjunction with the Boys School, Girls School and Clane GAA will take place on Friday 20th April in the GAA club. If the play that was held before Christmas is anything to go by, this promises to be a night not to be missed.

Clane GAA

There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot worth €4,350 on 1st April. The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 9 & 16. Congratulations to the €25 winners: Josie Behan, Eddie Gallagher, Ann Marie Hannon. The jackpot for Sunday 7th April is €4,500 and tickets cost €2. All Club members are reminded that membership is now due for 2012. The following rates apply: Full Playing Membership €80, Full Membership €70, Family Membership €120,Juvenile €50, Social €35, Student/Apprentice €50. Remember if you are a player and have not paid by 31st March, you will not be covered by insurance. New members always welcome. Need new playing gear for the start of the season: Club merchandise is available in the club shop on Thursday nights from 8pm & Saturday mornings from 11.30am. 10% discount on regular stock along with many special offers including some stock been sold at half price. Gift vouchers also available. Underage football & hurling training has resumed for both boys & girls. The Tiny Tots football is in the Scoil Mhuire Community School Hall on Sat 4th February at10.30am and will continue every Saturday morning whilst the underage hurling is up in Clongowes on a Wednesday night - All new players are welcome to come down. Our club website and Facebook page is up and running so please feel free to visit and for latest news, results and updates.