Ardfinnan

If anyone wants to put information in the Ardfinnan Notes please contact Irene Quirke by email on ardfinnancommunitycouncil@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!

If anyone wants to put information in the Ardfinnan Notes please contact Irene Quirke by email on ardfinnancommunitycouncil@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!

PUBLIC MEETING

Ardfinnan Community Council will hold a Public Meeting in the Community Hall Ardfinnan on Wednesday, May 25 at 8pm to discuss the results of the recent survey and how we move forward. The Community Council need your support at this important meet as this is your Community Hall for your Community. The Hall is for everyone of every age however we need your voice, your valued opinion, your appreciated support. We look forward to seeing a large crowd on the night so mark this date in your calendar and set aside just one hour to come down to the Hall. Check it out on Facebook/Ardfinnan Community Council. See you all in the hall.

KNOCKMEALDOWN ACTIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

Knockmealdown Active is running a photographic competition with €50 prize for the winner. The photo should show the spirit of the Knockmealdown area. Entries should be emailed to knockmealdownactive@gmail.com before May 30. To find out more about Knockmealdown Active contact Helen Nugent on 086-2398710 or Seamus Butler on 087-9049280. You can also find Knockmealdown Active on Facebook.

COMMUNION

Best of luck to all the boys and girls of 2nd class who make their First Holy Communion this Saturday, May 21. Have a great day everyone.

GAA

The next game for the seniors is fixed for the 31st May against Killenaule in Monroe. This is subject to change.

The Junior championship is due to start next month. Training continues on Monday and Friday nights.

It was a hectic and successful week for the minors last week. On Monday night we defeated Killenaule in the south ¼ final and then qualified for the final with an excellent victory over Fethard on Wednesday night. Great credit is due to the panel of players who came through in 2 very tight games. At the time of writing it is anticipated that the final will now be played after the exams.

Under 16:

The south semi final was due to be played on Friday night last in Newcastle against Commercials. Unfortunately there was no ref present on the night forcing a postponement. This was very disappointing for all involved.

Lotto:

The Lotto numbers for Monday May 9 were 7, 18, 19 and 23. There was no winner and 3 people matched 3 numbers Dessie O’Keeffe, Angela Barrett and Anne McGrath each win 50 euro. Next week’s jackpot is €2150.

Sympathy:

The club would like to extend its sympathy to Bill Moloney and family on their recent bereavement.

LADIES FOOTBALL

U12 training continues every Wednesday night in the green at 6.30 to 7.30.

U14 training is every Monday night in GAA field at 6.30 to 7.30.

New girls are always welcome.

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 please come along, all new players are welcome.

The U12’s played Arravale Rovers in the Championship last week. The team put up a great battle but were unlucky

in the end on a scoreline of Ardfinnan 2-5, Arravale Rovers 4-4.

The Juniors played Aherlow in the League Semi-Final last Sunday, Aherlow had a 9 point lead at half time but Ardfinnan

closed the gap to just 2 points when Aherlow pulled away again in the last 10 minutes of the game and won by 5 points.

TIDY TOWNS

Ardfinnan Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone that came out to help last Saturday. We also got a lot of flowers planted around the village and our hanging baskets were put up in most areas. We also got the fence repainted over by the new line road.

A huge thanks must be given to the ladies that have given the last few months growing the flowers and plants for the baskets and flower beds, they even went as far as walking the mountains to gather the moss to line the baskets all this work is much appreciated and we are sure everyone will agree makes a big difference around the village when they are in full bloom.

It was also a huge boost to see our businesses hard at work painting and power washing their premises last Saturday, Tidy towns would like to say thank you for keeping up the great work.

Tidy towns would like to address the complaints we are getting about a few people that let their dogs foul the footpaths when out walking , this is a serious issue and while most people clean up, sadly not all do and mothers with young children walking and trying to avoid the droppings when pushing a pram is very serious, people pushing prams have to leave the safety of the footpath and walk against oncoming traffic to avoid the droppings.

All we ask is that we all show a small bit of consideration.