Intermediate Hurling

We travelled to the Sportsfield in Clonmel on Saturday night last to play Grangemockler/Ballyneale in the third round of the Championship. We started well with two points from Alex Kirwan followed by two from Johnny English and after twenty minutes we were ahead by one point. Andrew Heffernan scored our fifth point followed by a point from a sixty five by Eoin Walsh with Johnny English closing the first half scoring with his third point to leave us two points ahead at half time on score of seven points to five.

Ballyneale had the assistance of the wind in the second half and they narrowed the margin to one point after ten minutes. We did not panic and played our best hurling from here to the end of the game to score a further one goal and eight points with out reply. It was a good display all round with Daniel O’Regan getting an all important goal to seal our victory. The final score was one goal and sixteen points to seven points for Ballyneale.


We are holding our annual Golf Classic in Cahir Park Golf Club on Friday, June 29, and we would ask all our supporters to keep this date in mind. We are also organising a sponsored walk in Goatenbridge on Friday evening, June 22, starting at the Hall at 7.15pm and taking a scenic route with all proceeds going to juvenile club.


We thank all our promoters for their efforts in getting this new draw up and running and to thank every supporter who purchased tickets in this draw and to wish them success over next 12 months.


We congratulate Ardfinnan GAA Club on the success of the Under 14 football team winning the County Final last weekend following on from their victory in South Final. Well done!


Votes of Sympathy were passed at our last Committee Meeting on Thursday night to the Carrigan Family Goatenbridge on the death of John and to the Lonergan Family, Newcastle on the recent passing of Mary Lonergan nee Quinn.


To celebrate the taking place of the Eucharistic Congress in Ireland, the following celebration will take place in the Parish (Ardfinnan Church). On Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Friday 15 a Holy Hour will take place from 10am to 11am and also on each of these dates there will be a Mass in honour of the Sacred Heart at 7.30pm in Ardfinnan Church.


Newcastle’s second annual Éigse to commemorate Séamas Ó Maolchathaigh will take place from June 29 to July 1.

For details of all the events and workshops see the Newcastle Notes.


It was with a sense of sadness that the news broke of the passing of Pauline Hally, Ballyvera on Thursday, 3 May, last surrounded by her family. A woman of great Christian faith and devotion, particularly for Ballybacon Church, Pauline bore her illness with dignity and strength towards the end. Never one to seek limelight of any kind, Pauline was involved in the choir in Ballybacon each Sunday and never missed a Sunday, Tuesday evening or First Friday mass. The respect in which she was held was evident by the large attendance at her wake and requiem mass. Great credit is also due to Pauline’s family who looked after her to the very end at her home in Ballyvera.

Removal took place from her home on Saturday evening 5 May. Requiem Mass was concelebrated on Sunday 6 May by Father Bobby Power who was assisted by Father Michael English in Ballybacon Church. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery where Pauline was laid to rest beside her parents, husband Seán who predeceased her in 1990 and her brother, Fr Pat Delaney. Months mind mass took place on Sunday last 3 June. We extend our sympathies to Pauline’s family, her sons John, Pa and Mick, daughters Johanna and Ann, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, sister Bab-Bab their extended families her neighbours and friends. May her beloved Ballybacon sod rest gently on her soul and may she now rest in the peace of heaven where there will be no more suffering only everlasting light.