On Saturday, January 19, Ballybacon Grange Camogie committee was formed. Chairperson Grainne Burke, Secretary Rosealeen O’Leary, Vice Secretary and PRO Jean O’Gorman.

Last year Grainne and Yvonne started a camogie club. It started out with a few girls and before the camogie season was finished we had 19 girls and a winning under 8s team. The girls thrived under the training and dedication of Grainne and Yvonne. They went on to win all of their games except one!

This year we want our club to grow bigger and better. We are hoping to form an u8s, u10s and u12s team this year. We also need more help so any of you locally who would like to get involved we would be delighted.

We now have a Facebook page Ballybacon /Grange Camogie Club. Please check it out and that way you can keep up to date with training times and dates and our general progress. We will be visiting the schools soon with more info.


We would ask that parents/guardians who intend enrolling their children in Ardfinnan N.S. for the school year commencing September 2013 to contact the school in person or by phoning (052)7466917 with the relevant details before Friday, March 8. Parents/guardians of children with special needs should contact the school as soon as possible.


Tidy Towns will hold their AGM on Wednesday, February 6, in the community hall at 7.30pm.


Deepest sympathies are extended to the Anglim family on the death of Cllr Michael Anglim. Michael served this community for many years and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Deepest sympathies are also extended to Mairead Condon and family on the death of her brother John Walsh.


Thank you to Irene who has stepped down as Ardfinnan correspondent. We would like to wish her and her family all the best for the future and thank you for a job well done. Anyone who wishes to put notes in the paper please email them to or contact Helen Nugent at 0527466923 before 6pm on Saturday.


Juvenile - AGM of juvenile club was held on January 11. Managers were appointed for the year - U6&U8: TBC, U10: Lorcan O’Neill, U12: Stephen Landy, U14: Christepher Ryan, U16: Noel Browne. We wish all players and mentors the best of luck for the coming year.

Mouth Guards - Mouth guards have to be worn by all juveniles in training and matches up to and including minor. For more information vist or any of the managers named above.

Club Ties - Club ties are now available at a price of E20. Contact any committee member.

Membership - Closing date for membership is set for March 31 so anyone wishing to become a member should do so before that date. Membership forms have to be filled in, as this is a new venture for the club if you would like to become a member contact any committee member about forms. E10 for juveniles and E25 for adults.

Sympathies - The club extends its sympathy to the families of the late John Walsh and Micheal Anglim who died recently.