On Friday, July 8, over 20 Cubs and their leaders travelled to Parsons Green for their camping week-end. Some of the Scouts and Venturers were there to assist in setting up the camp and pitching the tents. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved who helped in any way. During the week-end the cubs went to Mitchelstown Caves and Glengarra Woods and also had a disco, campfire and sing song in Parsons Green. Well done to everyone involved and a fantastic weekend was had by all. Cubs are now finished for the summer and will resume in September.


Monday afternoon 3.30pm to 4.15pm for four to five year olds. Monday afternoon 4.15pm to 5.00pm for six to seven year olds. Monday afternoon 5pm to 6pm for eight years and upwards

Anyone who is interested in ballet classes for September please ring Eleanor Brannigan at 086-0868287 to book your place or email us at ardfinnan This class will depend on numbers so come on and book now to make sure we have enough people to run these classes.


James O’Grady will be holding computer classes in Newcastle soon. To book your place please contact James O’Grady

052-6136080/086-1037713 e-mail: Class for absolute beginners upwards. All levels catered for.


Congratulations to the Ardfinnan team named F.C Tipperary who won the annual Tullow FC 7-a-side soccer tournament held last week in Carlow. The village boys drew their first match and won the crucial second to progress to the A cup quarter finals on Sunday. The boys did not have it all their own way on Sunday morning however when they came up against the home team Tullow Town who had a strong crowd with them. Their aggressive style of play was difficult to break down but the Ardfinnan boys eventually overcame it with a downside however, a terrible tackle retired fullback Colum Nugent from the game and subsequently he would not play any further part in the competition. The boys progressed to the semi finals which went to a penalty shoot-out, they kept cool headed and all scored their penalties. Goalkeeper James Tobin saved the third penalty which was the difference in the end. By the time the final kicked off a large crowd had gathered to see could the “Tipperary Boys” go all the way after cropping the home side earlier. They overcame the two time defending champions in normal time with Darren Sweeney scoring the two and ending the competition top scorer.


When we recently ran the “I’m Bored” notes we received several enquires regarding the Tennis Court and we are delighted to say that new nets will arrive this week and we are having a cleaning day in the courts on Saturday, August 6, at 11am. We need as many hands as possible with yard scrubs, shovels, wheelbarrows, strimmers etc. as the courts are covered in moss and need a serious cleaning. So if you want to get involved we would be glad to have your helping hands no matter what age you are. SYMPATHY

We would like to offer our sincere sympathy to the family of Ned O’Gorman who died recently. Our sympathy also extends to his friends and neighbours and may he rest in peace.


We are planning on running Knitting Classes in September where we would team an experienced knitter with a “novice” with the aim of keeping the tradition of knitting alive and well. These classes are again subject to numbers therefore if you are interested please contact Helen Nugent Chairperson Ardfinnan Community Council or email us at ardfinnan


On Monday, July 25, an old copper knap sack sprayer of sentimental value to the owner was stolen from a garden near Goatenbridge. Would whoever stole this please do the decent thing and leave it back. However, if you are offered this sprayer or have any information regarding it please notify the Gardai at Ardfinnan.


The residents of St Finnan’s would like to say a big thank you to the Ardfinnan County Council for cutting down the big tree in the estate. All the locals were delighted and will have a few extra blocks for the fire.


Brown Tag Fishery Opens. Salmon Rod Licence holder may once again catch and retain a salmon on the River Suir. The Suir will open on August 15 as a brown tag fishery and the season will end on September 30. During this period Anglers in possession of a valid salmon licence, a blue tag and a brown tag may catch and retain one salmon in the period using a single barbless hook. Use of worms is prohibited. Any fish retained must have both tags correctly attached. Brown Tags will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to Anglers who present themselves at IFI Clonmel Anglesea Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on August 2 from 5pm to 7.30pm, in possession of an original rod licence valid in the Waterford District and log book and an unused blue tag. Thereafter, tags may be collected during working hours which are 9-1pm and 2-5pm Monday to Friday. Tags are non-transferable and any unused tags must be returned to IFI Clonmel along with your completed logbook before October 19. Salmon Angling Tourism can contribute significantly to local economies. Anglers can assist in ensuring the susceptibility of our wonderful natural resource by reporting any incidence of illegal fishing, poaching or pollution to 1890 34 74 24.


The Annual Bus to Knock Shrine will depart on Saturday, August 13. The cost will be€E20 which includes breakfast. Pick up areas are Ballymacarbry, Newcastle and Ardfinnan. Further details and to book your place from Alice O’Shea, Newcastle on 052 6136140.


If anyone wants to put information in the Ardfinnan Notes please contact Irene Quirke by email on ardfinnan or hand deliver notes to Irene. All notifications must be sent before 5pm each Saturday to guarantee inclusion in the following weeks paper. If you have any queries you can contact her on 086 1725559. We want to hear about local weddings, births, special birthday requests etc or general community information from whatever organisation you are involved with.