Ardfinnan

9th TIPPERARY GROUP - ARDFINNAN BEAVERS, CUBS AND SCOUTS

9th TIPPERARY GROUP - ARDFINNAN BEAVERS, CUBS AND SCOUTS

We would like to take this opportunity to wish the Cubs that moved up to Scouts last week the very best of luck: Rachel, Saidbh, Laura, Caoimhe, John, James, Sean and Michael. We hope they will enjoy their time in Scouts. Also best of luck to James and Darragh.

Some of the Cubs took part in the Sixer/Seconder Training Weekend which was held recently in Clonmel. A great time was had by all and thanks to Michael Dempsey and all the leaders for organising this. We hope the Sixers and Seconders will bring back everything they have learned to the other Cubs.

FUNDRAISER

A group of girls will travel to Africa this summer under the banner of the Hugs Foundation. They will work in schools in Nairobi on a voluntary basis. To help them in this work a fundraising table quiz will be held in the Glenview Lounge, Goatenbridge on Friday, February 10, at 9pm. P.J. Cullinan is quizmaster, teams of four €E20.

CASTLEVIEW RESIDENTS’ COMMITTEE

Last weeks 50/50 draw winner was the Barrett family. Well done.

TIDY TOWNS

Ardfinnan Tidy Towns is looking for your ideas on how to improve your area in 2012. If you have any ideas large or small we would like to hear them. This year we will be informing residents in advance of dates which we will be working their area and ask that anyone available on the days might give a hand. Tidy Towns believe in the saying many hands make light work and hope we can all continue to take the same great pride in each area as we have in the last few years.

THANK YOU

Ardfinnan Communty Council would like to thank Mark Rylands for delivering a most stimulating public talk in Ardfinnan Community Centre on Friday night last. We wish Mark further success as he pursues his geography research agenda in University College Cork. A special word of thanks to all of you who attended the event. Our next event will be ‘An Evening with Francis Carrigan’.

FANCY DRESS DARTS TOURNAMENT

A charity fancy dress darts tournament in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will be held in Hughie’s Bar, Cahir, on Saturday, March 11, commencing at 8.30pm. The event is being organised by South Tipperary Regional Game Council. Tickets available from members of ABGN Gun Club. Your support for this event is cordially requested.

ARDFINNAN GAA CLUB

Senior

The County Adult League is down to start the weekend of February 19, further details next week.

Under 21 Football

Our under 21s continue to prepare for the upcoming championship in which we are play Moyle Rovers in the first round. Keep any eye on our Facebook page for further updates.

Minor

The minors will train on Friday nights at 8pm on the green. The Club would like to wish the players and management team of Gerard Condon, William Nagle and Andrew Heffernan all the best in the year ahead.

Under 12 Football

Under 12 football training continues next Friday night from 7.30 pm to 8.45pm on the green. The lads will play in a Blitz in Clonmel Óg on Saturday at 4pm. Players will be given full details about this Blitz at training on Friday night.

Scrap metal Collection - Scrap Saturdays

Our Scrap metal collection will start next Saturday, February 11, from 9.am to 1 pm . If you have any scrap metal we would appreciate if you would drop it to the new field next Saturday morning. The Club has issued a flyer which explains 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.

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION

If anyone is interested in going for a walk next Thursday evening from 7.30pm please come to the hall in Ardfinnan. Everyone is welcome just bring some hi-viz gear for safety reasons. We will start with a short walk around the village area and take it from there. This is free and a great way of getting some fresh air and making new friends. So if you want to be part of the Ardfinnan Smashers group - men, women and children welcome - see you outside the hall next Thursday, February 9.

NOTES FOR THE PAPER

If anyone wants to put information in the Ardfinnan Notes please contact Irene Quirke by email on ardfinnan communitycouncil@gmail.com 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. You tell us and we’ll tell them.