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Ogonnelloe Scores With East Clare’s First GAA Indoor Astro-Turf Arena

OGONNELLOE Hurling Club is striking a major blow for the local community by not only developing East Clare GAA’s first indoor astro-turf arena but, in the process, a much-needed physical education facility for the parish’s local national school. One of the county’s smallest clubs, Ogonnelloe GAA has embarked on an ambitious but targeted “Building Our Future” development plan that is focussed as much on delivering for community than results on the field. The new indoor centre will go way beyond acting as a facility for advancing the skills of the club’s hurlers. Instead, it will serve all age groups in the close-knit community, including delivering local primary school a dedicated physical education facility. On the GAA side, the 40 metre by 20 metre facility will be central to the club’s plans to regenerate hurling in the parish among children and young adults after a difficult decade or so. It will also be a major boost for one of the great …

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Ogonnelloe NS Gives Meat the Chop

A SOUTH-East Clare national school is going to give meat the chop, as part of a move to save energy and help combat climate change. Ogonnelloe National School will be going green by opting for an alternative to meat at least one day a week as part of the ‘One Good Idea’ programme being run by SEAI Ireland. The school was selected to participate in the initiative, after it came up with this innovative way to save energy and combat climate change. Teacher Barry Kiely, who is the green school’s co-ordinator, said the children and community are rowing in behind the project. “The children in Ogonnelloe put forward the idea of having a meat-free day once a week to cut down our meat intake to help save more energy and help combat climate change. Our idea was selected for the next round and we made the shortlist for the top 40 schools in Ireland,” he explained. By being shortlisted, the project has now been given the green light and the school is now looking to get the local community involved in their effort ahead of a further selection process for …

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