Events will begin at 9.30am on Sunday with the cake sale (cakes may be handed in on the morning before mass) followed by Fun Cycle at 12 noon sharp, approx: 10k from Duhill Hall to Clogheen via Bohernagore Cross, and back to field at Castlegrace Cross Roads (by kind permission of Jim and Maureen Moloney). All ages welcome, Fancy Dress optional, prizes for first Lady/Gent Home, Boy/Girl and best costume. €2. per bike, helmets compulsory .

Photography competition, pictures of your choice,: two entries per person, all age groups welcome. (Prizes to be won and to enter contact Maggie Moloney, Castlegrace Tel: 086-3846839 or photo’s can be dropped in to P.J. and Mgt English Fruit and Veg Shop, Clogheen, or Marie Burke The Shop Ballylooby Village. Other events planned, include children’s relays, GAA Blitzes, Over 40’s match, Novelty Competitions, Pony Rides, Dog Show, Face Painting, and Bouncy Castles. Tug of War competition, Farmers Market and Craft Stalls and much more, a family day out not to be missed. Proceeds go towards the up-keep of hall and the senior citizens party. A meeting to discuss the final details of the forthcoming Gala Day will take place on this Wednesday, September 7, in Duhill Hall at 8pm.



The Under 10’s played a Blitz in Goatenbridge last Wednesday, 24 August. On the night Cahir and Skeheenarinky, then Ballybacon/Grange and St. Mary’s played semi-finals which saw the A finalists emerge as Cahir and St Mary’s while the others played off the B final. Both finals were very enjoyable and Cahir and Ballybacon-Grange won out. Ballybacon’s captain on the night was Kevin Hogan, whose brother Michael starred on the winning Tony Forristal team on Sunday. A very big thank you to all who helped out, especially Paudie Sweeney who refereed so willingly and well. Ballybacon/Grange panel: Liam Burke, Cian O’Leary, Andrew Browne, Joseph Betts, Aaron Poliunas, Sean Og Coughlan, Jack Keating, Emmet Cowan, Kevin Hogan, Luke O’Brien, Martin Condon, Philip Betts, Ben Doyle, Eoin Wyse and Morgan Lambert.

UNDER 6’s and UNDER 8’s

On Sunday, 28 August, the Under 8’s and Under 6’s took part in a blitz organized by Cahir GAA. The Under 8’s won all their three matches. The Under 6’s also did excellent in their three matches which was their first outing! The Under 8 player of the week for Tuesday 30 August was Sammy Lewis.


Under 12’s were defeated in the CountySeries on Friday last, 2 September by 4 points. This team can proudly hold their heads high however, they will be contesting a South Final shortly and we wish them the very best of luck in that.


There was celebrations in Goatenbridge on Monday night last, 29 August when our Under 14 team returned South Champions after beating Killenaule decisively in Grangemockler on a scoreline of Ballybacon/Grange 3-7 to Killenaule’s 1-5! Thanks to Phil Walsh, John D Condon and Brian Dillon, the Team Selectors.


Sunday 11 September: Reader of the Word: Jackie Walsh, Minister of the Eucharist: Kathleen English.

PARISH NEWS LETTER: Any notices or contributions that any body/organisation wish to have included should have them in the parish office by Thursday, 12 noon. The Parish Office can be contacted on 052 7464408 and is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 1pm. The Parish Office can now be contacted directly with all notices by emailing agbparishoffice@eircom.net .


In last weeks notes, congratulations were extended to the local ladies who were part of the Newcastle Irish dancing team that won their category in set dancing at the 2011 Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan Unfortunately, one lady’s name was inadvertently omitted! We would like to extend our congratulations to Veronica McNamara, Ballybacon, Leah Condon, Crough and Catherine Ryan, Knockballiniry.


The club’s annual Mass for living and deceased members will take place at 7.30 pm on Friday, September 9, in BallybaconChurch.


Naíonra Chaisleáin Nua is holding a Golf Classic at Clonmel Golf Course on Friday, September 30. We still need sponsors for our Tee Boxes (€25/side; €100 for the box). Please contact Ann-Marie (087-797-2064) or Aine (087-648-5329) asap to reserve your tee box. Tee Times are completely booked – Go raibh maith agat!


Please take note that anyone/community organisation etc. who would like to have notes included in the Goatenbridge section are asked to send them via e-mail to murtylonergan@eircom.net phone 087 6497083 or leave them into “The Shop” in Goatenbridge on or before 6pm on the Sunday prior to publication!


The Knockmealdown Active spotlight is currently on Goatenbridge, with a major walk planned on the Knockmealdowns on Sunday, September 18.

Two guided walks of the Liam Lynch Loop and Knockballiniry Loop will start at the GAA hall in Goatenbridge at 12.30pm. For more information on the walks, contact Kevin O’Donnell on 086 3541700 or Con Ryan on 087 0556465.

Work is continuing on the development of the ABNG gun club’s duck pond at Kildanogue in Goatenbridge. At the same time, work is beginning on a looped walk in Clogheen, which it is hoped will be ready for National Trails Day.