ARDFINNAN BEAVERS, CUBS AND SCOUTS
The A.G.M. of the above group was held in February and the following officers were elected: Chairperson: Mary O’Neill, Secretary: Ann Ryan, Treasurer: Anne O’Leary and P.R.O.: Siobhan Quinn.
Also the Annual Investiture was held in March and a great night was had by all. Many thanks to anyone who helped out in any way.
On Friday, March 11, the Cubs travelled to Clonmel for their two night sleepover. For many, this was their first stay with the Cub group. An eventful weekend was had by all with visits to the swimming pool, the cinema and McDonalds included. Many thanks to the leaders involved and Venturers: Stephanie, Roisin and Sinead and Clonmel Leader: Leggs for all their assistance.
ARDFINNAN LADIES FOOTBALL
U12 training continues every Wednesday night in the green from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. U14 training is every Monday night in the GAA field from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. New girls are always welcome.
Congratulations to Aoife O’Shaughnessy who was selected for the Tipperary Primary Games. Well done to Laura Dillion who made the u16 Tipperary panel.
The Gaelic for Women training is on every Tuesday night in the GAA field at 8pm. This training is for anyone who would like to play football of any age over 18, all new players are welcome.
The club will be running an Easter draw in the coming weeks, support would be greatly appreciated.
Well done to the local girls from Colaiste Dun Iascaigh who won the All-Ireland Junior Schools Football Semi-Final last weekend.
Well done to the local girls from Loreto who won the All-Ireland Senior Schools Semi-Final recently.
The Junior team played their first round of the league last Sunday in Ardfinnan against Upperchurch. It was close all the way until the last 10 minutes when Upperchurch were able to notch up a few scores to earn themselves a victory. Ardfinnan play Aherlow next weekend in the second round.
A village clean up is underway in conjunction with the National Spring Clean Week from Monday to Saturday, April 4 to 9. Litter bags are available from members of the Tidy Towns Committee. Bags will be collected by the County Council at the Council depot. All help would be greatly appreciated.
It is that time of the year again and Ardfinnan tidy towns are very busy getting flowers and plants ready for the village. Tidy towns would also like to hear of any ideas that you may have for your area (eg, flowerbeds, railing, walls painted etc). Tidy towns would also ask that we all lend a hand at keeping our litter awareness campaign alive. The committee would also like to thank the kids of Ardfinnan national school for the very creative posters they designed for the campaign, these posters are on show in the windows of the local community centre.
Ardfinnan tidy towns would like to say very well done to Ardfinnan NS in their recent success in winning the green flag award. This award is the result of a lot of time and hard work put in by the kids, teachers and staff and is a great example how everyone working together can help make a difference.
Senior: The Seniors had a break from the championship this weekend. The next few weeks will be busy for the seniors as they face Kilsheelan on Sunday, April 19, Commercials on Friday 24 and Moyle Rovers on Monday 27.
Junior: Training continues on Monday and Friday nights. The South championship is expected to start in June.
Minor: The Minors fixture against Carrick Swan was postponed this weekend.
Under 16: The Under 16s had a very good win against Kilsheelan last week. We went in at half time 3 points each despite playing with the strong wind in the first half and things did not look promising. However our lads performed brilliantly in the second half to win 2-8 to 6 points in the finish. Our next game is against Swan in Carrick on Thursday next.
Under 14: We defeated Kilsheelan by 4-6 to 1-3 in Kilsheelan last week in the Peil competition. We then played Commercials in Cahir on Saturday in the semi final. We performed very well for the majority of the game but just faded in the final quarter and lost 2-14 to 2-6 in the end. In the championship we play FR Sheehys/Ballylooby on Monday next/Under 12:
The premier Go Games started last week and we had mixed fortunes for our teams. In Group 2 we had a great performance in Fethard to win by a goal. In group 3 despite a good performance we were defeated by a good Fr Sheehys team. This Friday both our teams have home games with the group 2 team playing Clonmel Og at 6 and the Group 3 team playing Moyle Rovers at 7.
Under 10: We host a 4 team Blitz on Saturday, this is a great opportunity of game time for these players.
Under 6 and 8: Training begins on Saturday next at 10AM in the field.
Lotto: The Lotto numbers for Monday, March 28, were 3, 20, 22 and 27. There was no winner and Summer Murphy matched 3 numbers winning E150. Next weeks jackpot is E7000.
Munster Under 21 Final: The Club would like to wish Derek O’Mahoney and his officials the best of Luck on Wednesday night when he takes charge of the Munster Under 21 final between Cork and Kerry. Derek has already taken charge of the Munster Club final this year.
Sympathy: The club would like to extend its sympathy to the O’Grady family, Newcastle, and the Flynn Famil,y Ardfinnan, on their recent bereavement and the Bray family, Ardfinnan, and Maher family in Ballybacon.