The Club would like to take to the opportunity to congratulate Mike Hogan who was on the Tipperary team that won the Under 14 Tony Forristal tournament recently and also Tom Kirwan who was on the Under 16 Tipperary team in the Nenagh Co-op tournament. Well done lads!


We were unlucky to be beaten by Cahir by just one point in The Junior B South quarter final on Friday last 26 August. The game took place in Clogheen.


All roads lead to Croke Park next Sunday (September 4) for the 2011 All Ireland Hurling Final against old rivals (The Cats) Kilkenny! The club extends our very best wishes to clubman and Tipperary goalie Brendan Cummins as he lines out with his fellow team mates. Well done to all who have shown their support for Brendan and the Tipp team by proudly flying your blue and gold flags, buntings etc. We wish the whole of the Tipp team every success, the management team led by Declan Ryan and all involved in anyway. We also wish those who are travelling to Dublin on Sunday a safe journey. No doubt Slievenamon will be resounding around CrokePark! Best of luck Brendan and here’s looking forward to welcoming the Liam McCarthy cup back home to the Premier County on Monday evening. Tiobraid Arann Abú!!


Results of Tuesday 23 August: Winners on 11 games: Peg Fitzgerald and Ben Culligan, Seamus O’Dwyer and Joe Loughnane, Leish Shine and Kathleen English. Lucky Table: Paudie Hartigan and John Ryan. Raffle: Gerry O’Dwyer, Leish Shine, Maurice Caplice and Fr Michael English.


Sunday 4 September: Reader of the Word: Peggy Rylands, Minister of the Eucharist: Marge Fitzgerald. IRISH CHILDRENS PILGRIMAGE THRUST: The Irish Children’s Pilgrimage Thrust would like to thank everyone who supported their recent collection on 20 and 21 of August at Ardfinnan, Ballybacon and GrangeChurches. The Thrust brings children with disabilities to Lourdes at Easter. For more information please contact 086 8279038.

PARISH CENSUS: Thank you to those who have completed the Parish Census forms and have them returned to the parish. A reminder that if you have yet to fill your census form, please do so as soon as possible! Place it into the envelope provided in the parish pack and return to the Parish Office at your convenience.

PARISH NEWS LETTER: The Parish Newsletter is published each week and is available in each of the Churches. Any notices or contributions that any body/organisation wish to have included should have them in the parish office by Thursday, 12 noon. The Parish Office can be contacted on 052 7464408 and is open Mon - Sat, 10am to 1pm. The Parish Office can now be contacted directly with all notices by emailing agbparishoffice@eircom.net .


Congratulations to local ladies, Veronica McNamara, Ballybacon and Leah Condon, Crough who were part of the Newcastle Irish dancing team that won their category in set dancing at the 2011 Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan on Saturday last, 20 August. Great to see an All Ireland prize coming to the area. Well done!


Best wishes to all the boys and girls who are beginning National School or those who are returning to school after the summer holidays! Also best wishes to pupils beginning and indeed returning to Secondary Schools, particularly those who are entering exam years!


The General Liam Lynch National Commemoration will take place on Sunday, 11 September in Fermoy, Co Cork. Proceedings begin with Mass celebrated in St Patrick’s Church, Fermoy at 10.30am followed by a march from Fitzgerald Memorial Park to Kilcrumper Cemetery at 11.30. A wreath laying ceremony will take place at the graves of General Liam Lynch and Commandant Mick Fitzgerald. The oration will be delivered by Eoghan Harris.