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Eire Og Annacarty Camogie

Munster Intermediate League Final

Eire Og Annacarty 3-21 Newtownshandrum 2-02

The Eire Og Intermediates comprehensively beat Newtownshandrum (Cork) 3-21 to 2-02 in the Munster League Shield Final played in Cappawhite on Saturday, July 20. Team: Sarah O’ Neill, Aisling Loughman, Joanne O’Doherty, Mary O’Dwyer, Leanne Hayes, Tina Roche, Anne O’Dwyer (0-01), Orlagh Walsh, Sheelagh Carew (0-03), Ciannait Walsh (3-03), Siobhan O’Neill (Capt) (0-08), Shauna Quirke (0-01), Aoife Ryan (0-02), Ena Meagher (0-02) Noirin O’Dwyer (0-01). Subs used: Tina Barry for Noirin O’Dwyer, Catriona Fitzgerald for Anne O’Dwyer, Katie Aherne for Ciannait Walsh and Michelle Caplis for Sarah O’Neill.

Hard luck to Siobhan O’Neill, Ciannait Walsh and Tina Roche who were part of the Tipp Intermediates that narrowly lost out to Galway 1-11 to 1-10 in their final group game played out in Ballinasloe on Friday, July 19.

Eire Og Annacarty GAA

Minor Hurlers (in combination with Galtee Rovers) were defeated by Clonoulty\Rossmore last Thursday. On Sunday evening, they defeated Kickhams.

Fixtures (Subject to change):

Minor Hurling: v Golden\Kilfeacle on Wednesday, July 24, in Golden at 7.30pm.

Senior Hurling: West Final v Clonoulty\Rossmore on Sunday, August 4, in Dundrum at 3pm.

Inter-County Reps:

Well done to Kev and Brian Fox and Tipperary Intermediate Hurlers on their victory in the Munster Final against Cork last Friday. Also well done to Tipperary under 21 Hurlers (featuring Eire Og’s Darragh Mooney) on their semi-final victory against Cork last Wednesday.

Well done to Jordan Hayes on featuring with the Tipperary under 14 Footballers recently.


The Eire Og club offers condolences to the families of Sarah Ryan, Millbrook, and Paddy Kelly, Gurtusa, who both died on Sunday. RIP.

Lotto Results:

Results from Tuesday, July 16, at Crosse’s Bar, Donohill. Draw 1 (€10,800): 22, 24, 25, 28. Draw 2 (€500): 3, 9, 16, 30. Draw 3 (€250): 3, 4, 18, 31. No winners. Lucky Dip Winners: (5 x €30): Anne McBride, Gurtusa. Jimmy & Doreen, c/o Jimmy Hamilton. Margaret Ryan, Ardagrassane. Christopher Ryan, c/o Margaret Ryan. Sean Redican, c/o DJ Gleeson. Seller’s Prize: Walter Corbett. House Prize: Marie Crosse.


Ardfinnan Tidy Towns

We would ask people to refrain from throwing their household rubbish into the public bins or the plastic pipes along Main Street. Most of the time it is Tidy Town members who empty the bins, as the County Council collections are getting rarer. It is not a pleasant job so we would appreciate your consideration. Anyone who would like to help out with a litter pick next Saturday, July 27, meeting at 10.30am at the Community Centre, would be most welcome.


Anyone who wishes to put notes in the Nationalist please contact ring 0527466923 or call to Helen Nugent before 6pm on Saturday. Don’t forget to follow ardfinnancommunitycouncil on Facebook and check out the new web site


Ballymacarbry Community Alert

Ballymacarbry Community Alert are proud to announce the launch of our new Text Alert Scheme. Everyone is asked to be observant and to take note of any suspicious activity they see and to contact the Text Alert number. This information is then forwarded out to the members of the scheme so they can be on alert in their areas. Please remember in the case of accidents or crime please contact local Gardai immedietly.

Text Alert aims to warn the local Community about suspicious callers and unusual activity in the area in a bid to curb crime. We hope over time we will have more people sign up to receiving Text Alert messages from us. The Text Alert phone number will be monitored 24 hours a day. Please do not hesitate to call or text if you notice anything suspicious. Ballymacarbry Community Text Alert: 0873382229

We would like to thank Pinewood Healthcare for sponsoring the phone and PJ O’Neill for sponsorship of signage.

Ballymacarbry win U12 County Final

On Sunday, July 14, Ballymacarbry took on Ballysaggart in the U12 C County Final in Fraher Field. Both sides knew it was going to be a close encounter having drawn earlier in the competition. Ballysaggart had the better start gaining an early lead of 1-1 to no score but the Ballymacarbry girls fought back and entered the half time break trailing by only 2 points. A tight battle was had in the second half with both teams giving it their all to the final whistle. The Ballymacarbry girls emptied the tanks to hold on to a one point lead and secure the title. Final score 3-3 to 3-2. The cup was presented by County Chairperson Peter Jordan to joint captains Chloe Wall and Emerald Proctor. Well done to the girls who trained hard all year, it all paid off! Also well done to Ballysaggart on a great close game, both teams did their clubs proud.

U14 B All-Ireland Winners

Congratulations to Becky Hogan and Maeve Ryan, from Ballymacarbry Football club, who played on the Waterford U14 County team that beat Westmeath in the All-Ireland B Semi-Finals on Saturday, June 22.

Ballylooby Duhill


Ballylooby/Castlegrace 5-7 Moyle Rovers 2-10

Friday evening last in a sun drenched Newcastle Moyle Rovers came up against Ballylooby Castlegrace in Intermediate Football, a must win game for Ballylooby/Cg. For the first five minutes there was very little between the two teams, with both sides having some good chances, but first blood went to Moyle Rovers. Signs were not looking great for Ballylooby/Castlegrace and even got worse at the start of the second half when Moyle Rovers showed why they are such a force in Tipperary football when they increased there lead to 10 points with a point followed by a goal. Brian Fitzgerald kicked over a point which was to spark one of the great come backs. Ballylooby showed a level of determination that had not been since winning the SJFC in 2011. Moyle Rovers did not give up and only for some cool heads and hard work at the back by the likes of Brian Reidy and Capt. Kieran O’Donnell the scores could have been a lot different.

Derek O’Mahony blew the final whistle to great delight of the Ballylooby/Castlegrace team and supporters who showed up in good numbers. Congratulations to all involved. We now play Fr.Sheehys in the final game of the league series which I would encourage everyone to come out and support!

Ballylooby/Castlegrace Juvenile GAA Card Drive

Card Drive is held in Ballylooby Hall every Monday at 8.30pm followed by light refreshments

Ballylooby Vintage Day

The Annual Vintage Day will be held in Ballylooby (usual venue) on Sunday, August 25. One month from this week-end, always a great family day out

Date for Diary

Duhill Gala Day, the last round up of the family parish days which will take place on Sunday, September 15 (usual venue) .


Congratulations to Patrick Slattery, son of Pat and Margaret Slattery, Knockane, Ballylooby, and Carmel Beary who were married in Doon on Saturday, July 13, followed by reception in Dundrum House Hotel. We wish the young couple good health and happiness in the years ahead.


The death occurred of Darren Gott, Cashel, on July 18, brother of the late Oisin. We extend our sympathy to his mother Lynn (nee Lonergan) grandmother Gretta, Lonergan Tubrid, sister Emma and brother Craig and father Martin, extended family, relatives and friends.


Galtee Rovers – St. Pecaun’s

Club Draw: This Saturday night the July Club Draw will be held in the McGrath Centre. As usual we thank all our promoters and wish all participants well.

Football: On Saturday evening our senior footballers defeated Cahir in Round 4 of the county championship. This win puts us on six points and now we must turn our attention to the upcoming West semi-final against Aherlow Gaels.

Hurling: Our minor hurling combination had mixed fortunes in the past week with a defeat to Clonoulty in midweek followed by a good win over Kickhams on Sunday evening. The next games is against Golden this Wednesday evening while we should meet Arravale Rovers in the final league game. This weekend all attention will be focused on our intermediate hurlers who play Sean Treacy’s in the West semi-final. A few years ago these teams formed a competitive senior combination and I am sure both teams will go all out for a place in the final. Your support would be appreciated

Bansha Show Society

Bansha Show Society will hold its annual church gate collection this Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, in Bansha and Kilmoyler.

Club Ceoil

The weekly Club Ceoil in the Glen of Aherlow is in Drews Glen of Aherlow caravan and camping park this Thursday, July 25, and will continue every Thursday night until August 22. Club Ceoil is a night of music, song and dance with all local and visiting performers, everybody is welcome to attend either to perform or just enjoy a social night out. Club Ceoil runs from 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

Glen 5K

A 5K Walk and Run in the Glen of Aherlow on Saturday, August 10, at 4pm, registration will open in Lisvarrinane Community centre from 2.30pm, entries on the day.

Knock Pilgrimage

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will be on Sunday, August 4, names can be given to Nora or Kitty at both churches.

Church Notices

Annual Mass in Bansha Cemetery on Tuesday, July 23, at 7.30pm.