Ardfinnan Community Playschool will hold its AGM on Thursday, March 3, at 7.30pm in the Playschool. All welcome
We have reduced our after school fees to E10 for one child and E5 for second and subsequent children. After school sessions are on Wednesday and Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Any enquires please call 052/7464488.
9th Tipperary Group- Ardfinnan Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
A huge congratulations to the following leaders who received their certificate of Practical First Aid : Anne O’Leary, Marie Hallihan, Mary Moran, Mary O’Neill, Catherine Condon, Ann Ryan and Siobhan Quinn. The A.G.M. of the above group takes place on Tuesday, March 8, at 7:30pm in the Community Centre, Ardfinnan. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting.
Ardfinnan Cubs recently took part in the County Swim Gala which was held in Carrick. The Ardfinnan team did very well at this and were joint first with Cahir but after an extra heat just lost out on the top spot. Well done to: Rachel Doyle, Lauryn Daly, Saidbh Jordan, Caoimhe Quinn, Sean Collacott, Sean Doyle, John Condon, James Condon, James McNamara and Kieran Lambert who represented Ardfinnan so well on the day.
Ardfinnan defeated Commercials in the South semi final on Saturday last in Cahir. This was a keenly contested game and it took extra time to separate the teams. Ardfinnan started well and lead by 2 points after 10 minutes. Commercials then got a grip on the game and took a 4 point lead into the last 20 minutes of the game. Ardfinnan dug deep and after a Daniel O’Regan goal they kicked 3 unanswered points to lead by 2 points entering injury time. Commercials fought back and leveled the game with 2 Michael Quinliven pointed frees to send the game to extra time. Ardfinnan ran out 4 point winners in extra time to book their place in the South final for the second consecutive year. The South final will be played in Clonmel on Sunday next at 2pm with against Moyle Rovers. The club would like to appeal to our supporters to come in large numbers on Sunday and to get behind the team on the Day. We would like to wish the players and management the very best of luck in our quest to win the first silverware of the year.
Our seniors are back in training. We have been drawn to play Moyle Rovers in the first round of the County championship with the winners playing Kilsheelan or Clonmel Og, this is likely to be played in July. We play Cahir in our first group game in the South championship and this game should be played in March.
The juniors continue training on Friday nights. We have been drawn in a group containing St Pats, Newcastle and Fethard for the championship.
Our minors were defeated by a point by Ballingarry in the county leaguer on Sunday last in Ardfinnan. This was an entertaining game of football and we played some very good football throughout the game. We now play Cahir on Sunday next at 12pm in Cahir. Our group for the South Championship contains Clonmel Og, Commercials B, Carrick Swan and St Pats.
The lotto numbers for the 14th of February were 2, 10, 12 and 18. There was no winner and the following people matched 3 numbers, Cathriona Maher, Peter Shone, John Condon, Bernard Browne, Michael Murphy and Cian O’Mahoney each win E25 each. Next jackpot will be 6200 euro.
Membership is now due for 2011. All players must be members of the club and this can be paid to any committee member.
The Ardfinnan GAA club has registered with the Irish Daily Mail and the Irish mail on Sunday to get a free set of juvenile jerseys. Tokens are now available in these papers and will be until the 5th of March. We would appreciate your help in collecting these and tokens can be handed to any club representative.
Ardfinnan Ladies Football
U12 team played their first match of the season against Dungarvan, they played great football and were unfortunate not to win. Training continues in the Community Hall on Monday nights at 6.30pm to 7.30pm. New girls are always welcome.
The Gaelic for Women training is on every Tuesday night in the Community Hall from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
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 Tipperary U14 team played Kerry at the weekend in their final challenge game, Tipp were narrowly defeated by Kerry on a scoreline of 4-12 to 4-09. They will play Limerick in the opening game of the Munster Championship.Best of luck to Laura Nagle.
The Club are holding a medal presentation night in the Community Hall for the U16 and Minor County Champions 2010
From 7pm to 9pm on Saturday, March 12. All welcome to attend.
A fundamentals coaching course has been arranged for Saturday, March 5, at Moyle Rovers GAA Pitch, Munroe from 10a.m. The cost is €20 per person.
A referees level 1 beginners course (grab your whistle) has been arranged for Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March with a third date to be finalised. This course will take place in the Central Technical Institute, The Mall, Clonmel. The cost is €20 per person which is refundable on completion of the three days.
Anyone interested in doing any of the above courses please contact a member of the Club.