The community would like to extend its sympathy to Denis and his sons on the recent passing of of their beloved wife and mother Helen. Also to the Flynn family we offer our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.
Ardfinnan played their second group game in the South championship on Saturday last in Clonmel against Clonmel Og. The game ended in a draw on a scoreline of 1.9 to 12 points. Ardfinnan started the game brightly and raced into a 4 points to 1 lead after 10 minutes with the Ardfinnan points coming from Thomas Maher, Brian Lonergan, Aidan Savage and Daniel O’Regan. Daniel O’Regan was proving to be a handful for the Clonmel Og defence every time he got on the ball with the highlight a 40 yard run through the Clonmel Og defence that ended with a brilliant save from the Clonmel Og keeper, however he was on hand to collect the rebound and dispatch it over the bar. Leading by 3 points Ardfinnan looked in control of the game. Aidan Savage then found Daniel O Regan who headed straight for goal but to be dragged to the ground by the Clonmel Og defence, however no free was awarded and Clonmel Og broke up the field for a well taken goal. This was a significant turning point in the game but to Clonmel Ogs credit they could have added another goal but were denied by Eamon Ryan in the Ardfinnan goal. Clonmel Og went in 2 points up at the break. The second half was closely contested although Ardfinnan found themselves 3 points down midway through the half. A strong finish from Ardfinnan with points from Billy Hewit, Johnny English (2) and an excellent score form substitute James O Mahoney meant Ardfinnan led by a point entering injury time. A pointed free for Clonmel Og was the last action and the game ended in a draw. On reflection a draw was probably the fairest result although both teams will feel they had the chances to win the game. Ardfinnan again fielded a very young team and the experience gained will stand them in good stead as the championship progresses.
The juniors played Cappoquin in a challenge in Newcastle on Friday night last. They were defeated on a scoreline of 9 points to 7. Training continues on Friday nights.
The minors defeated Clonmel Og by 9 points on Sunday last in the first round of the championship. Ardfinnan played very well throughout and it was evident that a number of competitive league fixtures in recent weeks had benifited the team in preparation for the championship.
Under 16: Our Championship continues this Thursday at home to Kilsheelan at 6.15pm and on Saturday 2 we are away to Commercials at 4pm.
Under 14: The Under 14 Championship begins on Monday 4th with a home game with Cahir.
Under 12: Premier Go games starts this Friday 1st. We have 2 teams taking part which guarantees everyone will get plenty of games. In Group 2 we are away to Fethard at 6pm and in Group 3 we are at home to Fr.Sheehys.
Under 10: Training continues on Saturday in the field at 10am.
Under 8: Last Saturday we took part in a fun blitz in Cahir. The young boys played 3 games and performed great in the matches. Training will commence on Sat April 9th in the field at 10am.
The Lotto numbers for Monday, March 21, were 1, 8, 9 and 10. There was no winner and the following matched 3 numbers Ned and Mary Ryan, Darragh, Luke and Claroe O’Brien, Alice Boyle, Peggy Kennedy, Veronican Lonergan and Ellen Lonergan. Next weeks jackpot is E6800.