All roads led to Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday last for the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, which saw Tipperary take on Waterford. And what a performance from Tipp, trouncing a demoralised Waterford by a massive 7-19 to 19 points. Congratulations to the team and the management and in particular to our own clubman, Tipperary Goalie Brendan Cummins after he levelled the all time record for most appearances in the Championship, which was held by the Cork hurling great Christy Ring. Well done!


Results of Tuesday, 5 July: Winners on 10 games: John D Condon and Liam Butler, Tom Brazil and Jimmy Quinn, Tommy Beary and John Murphy, Willie and Mary Prendergast. Lucky Table: Gerry O’Sullivan and Gerry O’Dwyer. Raffle: Gerry O’Sullivan, Leish Shine, James English and Joan Tobin.


Sunday, 17 July: Minister of the Word: Ber O’Donnell. Minister of the Eucharist: Marge Fitzgerald.

Tuesday evening mass: From the end of July the 7.30pm Tuesday evening mass in Ballybacon Church will be discontinued!

PARISH CENSUS: Thank you to those who have completed the Parish Census forms and have them returned to the parish. If you have yet to fill your census form, please do so as soon as possible. Place it into the envelope provided in the parish pack and return to the Parish Office at your convenience.


The Parish Newsletter is published each week and is available in each of the Churches. 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 Mon - Sat, 10am to 1pm. The Parish Office can now be contacted directly with all notices by emailing agbparishoffice@eircom.net.


A reminder that this year’s gymkhana takes place this Sunday, 17 July in Jim Moran’s land on the Goatenbridge/Ardfinnan Road. Sunday night in the Glenview Lounge, a fundraising dance will take place with music by the Dreamers. Admission is only €E7 and your support would be much appreciated. We wish the organisers of this years gymkhana every success!


Anyone/community organisation etc. who would like to have notes included in the Goatenbridge notes 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!