The underage hurlers of Ballybacon/Grange continue to train on Tuesday evenings from 6.30p.m. to 7.30p.m. The boys and girls are being very well catered for and everyone, including the coaches are enjoying the training sessions greatly. New members are very welcome on any evening. The Under 10s are doing really well and are great listeners! This week Morgan Lambert, Cian O’Mahoney, Kevin Burke, Seán Reidy and Aaron Poliunas were extra impressive. The other groups also are doing very well. Recent players of the week included Jack O’Neill, David Betts and Neil Gallagher. Well done stars, keep up the good work!


We would like to thank all who participated in and helped organise our Road Hurling Competition on the Easter Bank Holiday Monday last! A great crowd turned out on the day! The competition began from Goatenbridge, went around via Crough boreen, along the Goatenbridge/Newcastle Road and concluded back in Goatenbridge with refreshments served in the Club Rooms. We congratulate the Walshs, Philip, Alan and Philip who were overall winners on 63 shots. Well done lads!!!


Congratulations to Barry and Niamh O’Gorman, Carrow, Ardfinnan on the birth of their new baby daughter, Lily! We extend our best wishes to the O’Gorman Family for the future!!


Sunday, April 22. Minister of the Word: Peggy Rylands. Minister of the Eucharist: Philip McGrath.

PARISH OFFICE: A reminder that the Parish Office in the Holy Family Church, Ardfinnan is open from Tuesday to Friday each week from 10am to 1pm. It can be contacted at 052 7464408 or by email on agbparishoffice@eircom.net.

TROCAIRE BOXES: Please return your Trocaire Boxes to any of the Churches in the Parish or the Parish Office as soon as possible!

BAPTISMS: The following arrangements for Baptisms will apply from Saturday May 5. Baptisms will only take place on Saturdays. On the first of each month Baptism will be held in Grange Church at 5pm. On the second and third Saturday of each month Baptisms will be held in Ardfinnan Church at 5pm and on the fourth Saturday of each month Baptism will be held in Ballybacon Church.


A meeting to investigate the possibility of re-establishing a fishing club (formerly Goatenbridge Anglers Association) on the River Tar in Goatenbridge and the surrounding areas will be held in the GAA Hall, Goatenbridge on Wednesday, April 25 at 8pm. All those interested in getting involved are more than welcome to attend and your support for this endeavour would be much appreciated.


Ballybacon Cumann will host a meeting of Cahir Comhairle Ceanntair Fianna Fáil on Thursday, April 26in the Glenview Lounge, Goatenbridge at 8.30pm. Members and potential members of Cumainn in the Area are invited to attend and participate in the meeting!