We are due to play St Mary’s in the South Intermediate Championship this Friday evening 27 April at 7pm. Please refer to the fixtures in the sports section of this edition for confirmation!


Sunday 29 April: Minister of the Word: Free Burke. Minister of the Eucharist: Jim O’Leary.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION: Ardfinnan National School Parents Association will hold a Church Gate Collection on Sunday, 29 April.

BAPTISMS IN BALLYBACON: The following arrangements will apply from Saturday 5 May in Ballybacon: Baptisms will take place on the last Saturday of each month at 5pm in Ballybacon. PARISH OFFICE: A reminder that the Parish Office in the Holy Family Church, Ardfinnan is open from Tuesday to Friday each week from 10am to 1pm. It can be contacted at 052 7464408 or by email on agbparishoffice@eircom.net.


Well done to Darragh O’Leary, Knockballiniry who played in the Under 12A Cahir Park Soccer team that defeated Clonmel Town in the final of the TSDL League on Saturday last, 14 April. A great achievement, well done Darragh!


A reminder that a meeting to investigate the possibility of re-establishing a fishing club (formerly Goatenbridge Anglers Association) on the River Tar in Goatenbridge and the surrounding areas will be held in the GAA Hall, Goatenbridge tonight, Wednesday 25 April at 8pm. All those interested in getting involved are more than welcome to attend and your support for this would be much appreciated.


Ballybacon Cumann will host a meeting of Cahir Comhairle Ceanntair Fianna Fáil on this Thursday 26 April, 2012 in the Glenview Lounge, Goatenbridge at 8.30pm. As part of the renewal process in the Cahir Area, Comhairle Ceanntair meetings continue to be rotated between Cumainn in the Area. On this occasion it’s the opportunity of Ballybacon Cumann. As with previous meetings, members and potential members of Fianna Fáil are invited to attend and participate in our discussions.


We were sorry to learn of the passing of Cathy Sloane, late of Crohan, Newcastle on Friday morning last, 20 April. Cathy, who only last year celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends in the Glenview Lounge died peacefully in St Teresa’s Hospital, Clogheen. Removal took place from Clogheen on Saturday evening to Newcastle church with Requiem Mass taking place on Sunday. Internment took place in the adjoining cemetery. To Cathy’s extended family, neighbours and friends we extend our sympathies! Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilis.


Please take note that anyone/community organisation etc. who would like to have notes included in the Goatenbridge section are asked to send them via e-mail to murtylonergan@eircom.net / phone 087 6497083 on or before 4pm on the SUNDAY prior to publication!