The annual Liam Lynch Commemoration on April 15 will commence at Tigh na nDaoine, Newcastle with a ceremonial raising of the tricolour at 2pm.

A march will take place from the Community House to Newcastle Church where Mass will be offered at 2.30pm

Following Mass, refreshments will be served in the Community Hall in Newcastle, followed by an Oration which this year will be delivered by Senator Mark Daly


The next meeting of ‘Knocklofty I.C.A.’ will be held in ‘The Community Hall’, Grange on Tuesday, April 17, at 8.15pm.

New members as usual are very welcome.

Thank you to Mary Moloney (Information Officer) and Peggy Disney who attended the annual general meeting in March.

The annual outing is to Limerick City and ‘The Hunt Museum’ on Saturday, June 30. Mass in Solohead and food at ‘The Ballykisteen Hotel’ on the return journey. Full details later.

Book with President Nan Hackett 0527466441 or Hon Sec Marie Tyrell 0527466349, or with any I.C.A. members. All are welcome.

Deepest sympathy was expressed at the meeting to the Boyle family on the death of our loyal friend

Kitty Boyle, Castlekeale, Ardfinnan. Kitty will be sadly missed from our guild events.

Our sympathy also goes to our fellow member Eileen O’Gorman (and her family) on the recent death of her son.

May they both rest in peace.


A short film made by a group of local teenagers will be screened in the Community Centre,

Ardfinnan on Friday, April 13, at 8pm. ‘Da Village Fillum Thing’ consists of a series of comic sketches devised, shot and edited by the young people with a little guidance from Will Nugent. Admission is free and all are welcome. It’s a chance to see a creative and positive side of our youth.


If you are interested in setting up a table in the hall to sell your secondhand books, clothes, unwanted gifts etc please ring 086 1725559 and full details will be given to you. A small charge for the table will be incurred however all other monies that you make will be yours to keep. This is an ideal way of making an extra few bob on a Saturday and doing a full spring clean at the same time. Ring and book your slot as space will be limited.


In the Premier 12’s, our Under 12 B team lost to Fr Sheehy’s and our A team beat Ballyporeen by just a single point. The under 14s played their first championship game against Kilsheelan and after a very exciting game we won by 3 points on a score line of 2-09 to 3-03.

Our Minors played Cahir in Ballylooby on Easter Sunday and after a very tough physical game we drew on a scoreline of 1-09 each.

Adult training continues next Wednesday night at 8pm in the new field. See fixtures page in the Nationalist for details on possible championship fixtures.

The Under 6 player of the week is Joe Keane.

Scrap metal Collection - Scrap Saturdays

If you still have some scrap metal and want to donate it to the Ardfinnan GAA Club just contact any of the numbers below and we will organise collection. We hope to finish this collection next Saturday 14th April, so we would ask you to make a special effort to see if you have any scrap metal still to donate and make that call! - Leslie Boyle 087-2991443. Aidan MacNamara 086-8336505

Ardfinnan GAA History Book

We are still getting requests about purchasing our History Book. If you would like a copy at a cost of €E45 you can contact the Club Secretary on 0868336505 or any committee member.

Cúl Camp Registration Night.

The Club will have its first registration night for our Kellogg’s Cúl Camp on Thursday night, April 19, from 7.30pm till 8.30pm. The camp will run from Monday, July 23, to Friday, July 27, inclusive. Note that there are extra discounts available for booking on line, check out details at .


The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Nell Shinners Farrangark, Cahir. May she rest in peace.


If anyone wants to put information in the Ardfinnan Notes free of charge please contact Irene Quirke by email on 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.