The annual general meeting of Ardfinnan Fianna Fáil Cumann will take place on Monday, February 6, at 9pm in the Pure Drop Lounge, Ardfinnan. Grange and Ballybacon Cumainn will also hold their AGM’s on the night in the same venue. New members are most welcome!


We would ask that parents/guardians who intend enrolling their children to Ardfinnan N.S. for the school year commencing September 2012, to contact the school in person or by phoning (052) 7466397 with the relevant details before Friday March 9. Parents/Guardians of children with Special Needs should contact the school as soon as possible.


Goatenbridge based geographer, Mark Rylands will give a guest talk on Friday, February 3, at in Ardfinnan Community Centre. Mark’s talk will address a number of interrelated themes including field boundaries, place names and hedgerows from a south Tipperary perspective. The talk will be based on Mark’s extensive research conducted during his time as a tutor with UCC’s Department of Geography. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.


The Castleview Residents Committee would like to offer its sincerest sympathy to the family,

friends and neighbours of Bridget (Biddy) Ahern who passed away recently. Biddy was a greatly loved resident of Castleview for many years and will be sadly missed by friends and neighbours in the estate. Biddy was also a great supporter of our committee and had a great way of making everything seem easy and always had a kind word for us each week. May she rest in peace.


Brian Borus Camogie Club:

The recently formed Brian Borus Camogie club would like to welcome any girls interested in playing Camogie. We have teams for the following ages: under 14,12,10 and 8. Everyone welcome from beginners to skilled players! If interested contact Kevin Ryan on 0879190525.


Ardfinnan, Grange & Ballybacon Hospice Fundraising Committee wish to thank Liam and the staff of Kilcoran Lodge Hotel for their kind donation of E520 from the proceeds of the New Year’s Eve Ball held at the hotel. We also wish to thank Mrs Ann Cummins and Mrs Kitty Burke Ardfinnan for raising E523 from the sale of Christmas wreaths.


Ardfinnan GAA Club Notes

Under 21 Football

Our under 21s continue to prepare for the upcoming championship in which we are down to play Moyle Rovers in the opening round in mid- February.

Under 14 Football

Under 14s began training on Monday night last. We would like to wish the Players and management team of Liam Myles, Liam Barrett, Stephen Landy, Christopher Ryan and Diarmuid Boyle all the best for the coming year.

Under 12 Football

Under 12 football training continues next Friday night from 7.30pm to 8.45pm in the green. Attendance has been very good at training to date and hopefully will auger well for the upcoming Championship.

Scrap metal Collection - Scrap Saturdays

The dates for this collection have been set for Saturday 11th, 18th and 25th of February from to 1 pm each day. If you have any Scrap metal we would appreciate if you put it aside and if you would drop it to the New field on the above dates. The Club will issue a flyer this week which will explain what can and cannot be donated. This will be an important fundraiser for the Club and we again ask for your support in this venture. Contact any of the numbers below for further details - Leslie Boyle @ 087-2991443. Aidan MacNamara @ 086-8336505. Paddy Noonan @ 086-2149678. Sean Mulligan @ 0876962025 and Don Keating @ 086-2701869.

Club Membership

Membership is now due for the coming year and early payment would be much appreciated. Adult Membership - €E25, 18 to 21 - €E15, Juvenile Membership - €E10

Best of Luck

Best of Luck to David Brannigan, Rhys Byron and Eanna Ryan all local boys who are part of the Clonmel Town U11 Team that will play Malahide on Saturday 4th February in the Clonmel Town Complex at 2pm. The team are in the last 32 in the country which is a fantastic achievement and will need as much support as they can get on Saturday. Best of luck to the boys and their teammates and trainer John O’Connor .


If anyone wants to put information in the Ardfinnan Notes please contact Irene Quirke by email on ardfinnancommunity 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.