Ardfinnan, Ballybacon and Grange Hospice Committee are holding the 8th Annual Tractor Run and Family Day on Sunday, May 20, in Ardfinnan. Tractor run to commence from the Green at 1pm via Ardfinnan - Newcastle - Clogheen - Ardfinnan. Prize for the Best Dressed Tractor Driver. Events on the green include throw the horseshoe, throw the wellington, kick football in tyre, puck sliothar in churn, guess weight of lamb, tug o war, bouncing castle, music by No Recession, underage school racing, duck race, clown, stalls, lucky dip in sand and in the hall there will be face painting and tea/refreshments. Sponsorship cards available from any committee member 0860837547, 0879550799, 0862546142. We look forward to seeing you there and supporting this very worthy cause.


Jack & Jill have been retained by the HSE to collect all the used crutches and zimmerframes to be recycled to the benefit of the Jack & Jill Foundation. In support of this Mattie McGrath TD will hold a Crutches Collection Day on Saturday, May 19, in his Constituency Office, The Quay, Clonmel from 10am until 12 noon. Please support this worthy cause and bring along any old crutches that are no longer in use. Old mobile phones and ink cartridges will also be collected on the day in support of the Jack and Jill Foundation.


Best wishes to all the boys and girls of sixth class who will make their confirmation on Thursday. We hope you, your family and friends have a lovely day


The Seniors may be out next weekend in the South Championship v Clonmel Óg. Check out the fixture page in the local papers for details.

Our Under 14s had an excellent win over Clerihan on Monday, May 7, in Ardfinnan. We started very well but Clerihan proved tough opposition and it was only in the last quarter of the game that Ardfinnan notched up a few excellent scores and won very comfortably in the end.

The Under 16s played in the South “A” Semi Final on Wednesday, May 9, in the Bypass v Moyle Rovers. This turned out to be a very entertaining game and even though Moyle Rovers won on the night we played some very good football and with a bit of luck the game could have swung in our favour. Thanks to all the players and management team for their efforts.

Our Minors were out on Monday , May 7, in Monroe in the South Semi Final. This again proved to be a very interesting game and Ardfinnan competed very well on the day. Killenaule were again our opposition and they had beaten us very well in the group stages of this championship. Ardfinnan although lost this Semi Final, battled very hard and played some excellent football throughout and had it not been for two fairly fortunate goals for Killenaule in the first half the result could have been different. A big thank you on behalf of the Club to all players and the management team of Gerard Condon, William Nagle and Andrew Heffernan for their efforts during the Championship.

The Club would like to wish our own Tom Kirwan and the Tipperary Minor Footballers the very best tonight as they play Cork at 7:30pm in Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the 2012 Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final

The under 6 Player of the week is Tadgh Browne and the under 8 player of the week is Adam Carrigan. Well done Tadgh and Adam, keep up the good work. Any new players interested in starting underage football just come along to the new field on Saturday at 11am and join in, you are most welcome.


The camp will run from Monday, July 23, to Friday, July 27. Kellogg’s have introduced extra discounts when booking on line if you have special tokens available in promotional boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies, note that these discounts are only available with online bookings, check out details at .


The Club would like to thank all who supported our table quiz in aid of the Juvenile’s on Friday night last. A big thank you to all the committee members who helped organise this event and a special mention to Paddy Noonan who was the Quiz Master on the night. Thanks also to the Butler Family for the use of the Glenview Lounge and to all who made sandwiches and donated spot prizes for the raffle.


The Club will again hold a Fun Cycle in conjunction with Barrettstown on Saturday, July 28. We ran an excellent event last year and this year’s cycle is sure to be a wonderful occasion also.


We would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the family of John Burke, Castleview, who passed away recently. Rest in peace.


If you have any notes for the paper please email, text/ring 086 1725559 or simply drop me a note before 5pm each Saturday.