Celebrating Cleary Motors 50th on the 5th! 2017 is a very special year for Cleary Motors. It is our 50th anniversary as the longest serving Renault dealer in the country. 50 years is a very special milestone, and as you can imagine, we want to celebrate this!


So, on the 5th of October, we are holding – what can only be described as – a not-to-be-missed event. And of course, what’s a birthday celebration without guests? We want to celebrate our milestone with you!

Event Details + Line-up

When: Thursday, 5th October

Where: Cleary Motors Showroom, Thurles

Time: 7pm

On the 5th of October, our showroom is going to be transformed into a hub for all things sporting related. Starting with a drinks reception at 7pm, we will then settle down and watch sports commentator and TV presenter, Marty Morrissey open up the ‘Panel’. Confirmed guests on the night, aside from Marty, are Kerry footballer, Marc Ó Sé, former Westmeath footballer, Dessie Dolan, Tipperary hurling manager, Michael Ryan and former Irish rugby union star, Fiona Coughlan.

As well as the panel, there will also be spot prizes on the night and Marty will be announcing the winner of a Renault CLIO, which we are giving away for our 50th anniversary. (P.S. Have you entered the CLIO competition yet?)

Guest Speakers

Marty Morrissey

Clare man, Marty, is renowned for his in-depth analysis and deep knowledge of sport as a sports reporter. Marty presents Saturday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1. Before RTÉ, Marty worked as news editor with Clare FM. In 1994, he made the move to Dublin and has been working as a commentator, and sideline reporter since. We are absolutely delighted that Marty can be with us on the night.


Dessie Dolan

Recently retired Dessie has played for Westmeath for over 16 years at a senior level. A proud Athlone man, Dessie was awarded a GAA All-Star in 2004 and has represented Ireland on 10 occasions against the Aussies in the International Rules Series.


He holds the unique distinction of having received both a Leinster senior county medal and Leinster club medal, along with winning seven county championships with his club Garrycastle. As a GAA pundit on RTÉ’s The Sunday Game, we have no doubt that Dessie will talk eloquently about this year’s GAA season.

Alan Brogan

Alan Brogan is a Gaelic footballer from the St Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh club who played inter-county with Dublin from 2002 until his retirement in 2015. Having represented county, province and country, Brogan won his first Leinster Senior Football Championship medal in 2002 and won an All-Ireland under-21 medal with Dublin in 2003. It will be fantastic to hear Brogan speak about Dublin GAA on the night, especially considering they are in 2017’s GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship.



Marc Ó Sé

Former Kerry footballer and five time All-Ireland medal holder – who also holds no fewer than 16 seasons at senior level – Marc Ó Sé  is a member of the Ó Sé GAA dynasty. It’s no surprise really that Marc is the proud owner of so many All-Ireland medals!  Ó Sé also holds two Kerry County Championship medals with his club An Ghaeltacht, where he is currently a player as well as joint manager.



Marc is a regular GAA pundit on Eir Sport and writes a weekly column with the Irish Mail on Sunday. We are looking forward to hearing Marc talk about ‘The Kingdom’ and how Kerry is the most successful team in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, ever.

Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan is an Irish hurling manager and former player and has been the manager of the Tipperary senior team since November 2015. Born in Upperchurch, County Tipperary, Ryan first arrived on the inter-county scene as a dual player at the age of seventeen, before later joining the under-21 teams in both codes.

Michael Ryan

After joining the senior football team during the 1989 championship, he made his senior hurling debut during the 1991 championship. Ryan went on to play a key role for the team, winning one All-Ireland medal, two Munster medals and one National Hurling League medal. He was an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion.

Fiona Coghlan

Fiona Coghlan is a former Irish female rugby union player. One of Ireland’s most experienced and influential players, Fiona famously captained Ireland to an historic Women’s Grand Slam in 2013 and first-ever wins over England and New Zealand. She has represented Ireland at three World Cups — captaining them at the memorable 2014 tournament and of course the historic win over the Black Ferns.


Coghlan hung up her boots after her side’s World Cup exit three years ago. She captained Ireland to their first Women’s Six Nations title in 2013, and made history when they defeated the Black Ferns in a win during the pool games of the 2014 Rugby World Cup. Fiona’s experience means that she will have a very interesting story to tell on the night – we can’t wait!

RSVP To Cleary Motors 50th Anniversary

To RSVP to our event, contact us on 0502-21281 or email reception@clearymotors.ie. Be sure not to miss out! Cleary Motors 50th Anniversary celebration | Thursday 5th October at 7pm.

Looking forward to welcoming you.