IT Tutorial Services, Tigh na nDaoine, 1 Pairc Ard, Newcastl. 1 to 1 Tuition, Also classes catered for. James will hold an open day on Wednesday, August 31, so please come along to discuss your options.Times: 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm. Contact James O’Grady on 052-6136080, 052-6120141 or 086-1037713
Grass has been cut for the second time this year and the entrance gate has also been painted. Compliments and thanks to those concerned.
Well done to all our young adults in the area on their Leaving Certificate Results. We would like to wish you all the very best for the future in whatever you decide to do next. This can be a very exciting time in your lives so enjoy. Remember that the most important step on any journey is the first one so look forward to the journey. All of you can make a difference.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Ardfinnan School will re-open on Tuesday, August 30, at 9.30am. With the summer weather so miserable I’m sure all the students will be glad to get back to their new classes and meet all their friends again.
TIPPERARY WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON
South Tipperary Sports Partnership (STSP) and North Tipperary Sports Partnership (NTSP) have joined forces in organising a Women’s 10k Mini Marathon in Clonmel on Sunday, September 18, at 2pm. Online Registration only at www.tippminimarathon.ie. Closing date for entries is strictly September 12. For further information please contact Valerie/Eddie at STSP, 062-64737 www.stsp.ie or Elaine/Sharon at NTSP, 067-43604, www.ntsp.ie
Panto rehearsals will start again in the next few weeks so if you would like to join this fantastic bunch of people as a cast member, chorus, back stage, musician or general help would be delighted to hear from you. Watch this space for more information.
A NEW ARRIVAL
Congratulations to Yvonne and Shane Mason on the recent arrival of the stork at their home bringing a beautiful baby girl Aoife as a sister to Sinead and Philip. Best wishes to all the family and the best of health and happiness for the future.
We would like to offer our sympathy to Martin and Julie Doyle and family whose relative Aidan Murphy from Killenaule recently deceased. May he rest in peace.
NOTES FOR THE PAPER
If anyone wants to put information in the Ardfinnan Notes please contact Irene Quirke by email on ardfinnan firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Junior: The Juniors have qualified for the quarter finals of the South championship. We must await the completion of the other group to see who we play in the next round. This should be played in the coming weeks.
Ardfinnan GAA History Book:
Anybody wishing to become a patron may do so at a cost of E85. For this your name will appear in the book on the patrons page and you will receive a signed copy of the book and an invitation to the book launch. Contact Wille Barrett on 0868336505.
The Lotto numbers for August 15 were 5, 7, 12 and 26. There was no winner and 3 people matched 5 numbers, Michael Carbery, Lena O’Mahoney, Tom Lonergan and family, Caroline Lambert and Ger Cunnignham, each win E30 euro. Next weeks jackpot is E3400.
The club would like to congratulate Oisin Flynn and Tom Kirwin who were part of the Tipperary minor panel that played Roscommon on Sunday last in Croke park.
Any club member looking for tickets for the All Ireland final should contact the club secretary this week. The club hopes to accommodate all members, however it must be noted that the allocation received by the club may fall short of demand.
The death took place of T J Walsh Donoughmore Co Limerick and formerly of Gormanstown Ardfinnan on August 12. T J played football for Ardfinnan at all levels with his senior career spanning from 1968-1984. He won Senior South Championship medals in 1968 1973 &74. He lined out at full forward in 1970 and played midfield in 1974 County Championship winning teams. He also played for Tipperary at Minor in 1967 and progressing to U21 & Junior in 1970 whilst he played Senior Championship for Tipperary in 1974. He was regarded as an elegant midfielder and was an outstanding fielder of the high ball. T J also brought great humour to the dressing room and always played the game with a smile on his face. In 1974 TJ together with teammate and friend Liam Myles formed a player’s association in the club with a view to organizing trips to Dublin for big games and in general to create a greater bond with the players of that era.
One memorable trip organized by T J was a club trip to Coventry in October 1974 where the club played a football and hurling game against Coventry who were lead by former Ardfinnan stalwart Tom Ryan.
A huge crowd attended the funeral at his home in Donoughmore on the Sunday evening whilst the club formed a guard of honour with the coffin draped in the club colours at his removal and burial on Monday. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife Susan sons Enda and Barry daughters Laura, Roisin and Suzanne sisters Peggy, Mary and Alice, brother Willie, and his extended family and friends
It has come to our attention that the bin beside the bottle banks are being used to dump household rubbish. This is scandalous as the birds are tearing the bins and putting rubbish everywhere and the hard working tidy towns committee are doing their best to keep the village clean.
Foroige will re-open on Friday, September 9, at 8pm. Ages 12 to 18 years are welcome. €3 per person or €5 per family.