AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Ballybacon/Grange GAA Club will take place on this Saturday night, 11 December, 2010 at 8.15pm in the Clubrooms, Goatenbridge. All are welcome to attend. November Monthly Draw: 1st George Mason. 2nd Noreen O'Gorman. 3rd Christy Barrett. €50 draw: Thomas O'Leary, Barry O'Gorman, Maureen Lonergan and Liam Myles.


We extend our sympathies to Colm O'Shaughnessy on the death of his grandmother, Mary King recently. May she rest in peace. Best wishes: We extend our best wishes to John Maher, Supervisor of BN&B CE Scheme on his retirement and we thank him for all his assistance to the club throughout the years.


Results of Tuesday 23 November: Winners on 10 games: John Murphy and Tommy Beary, Davy White and Willie O'Neill, James English and Joe Doyle. Lucky Table: Willie and Mary Prendergast. Raffle: Seamus O'Dwyer, Maurice Caplice, Davy White and Mary Whelan. Results of Tuesday 30 November: Joint winners on 10 games: Willie and Mary Prendergast, James Murphy and Michael Murphy, Noel Grant and John Mangan, John English and Francis Carrigan, Davy White and Willie O'Neill. Lucky Table: John D Condon and Liam Butler. Raffle: John D Condon, Marge Fitzgerald, Paudie Hartigan and Peggy Kennedy.


Sunday 12 December: Reader of the Word: Free Burke. Minister of the Eucharist: Philip McGrath. Ballybacon Alter Society: The Flower arrangers and alter society of Ballybacon Church who look after the flowers, alter cloths, linen and cleaning need more people who are willing to help them with their work. It is envisaged that if more people are willing to join the group a rota could be drawn up for ongoing support in this important work in caring for the church. Please contact the Parish Office on 052 7464408 for further information.

Advent Reconciliation:

A shared celebration of Advent Reconciliation for Christmas will take place on 12 December at 7.30pm in St Mary's Church, Clogheen for the Parishes of Clogheen, Ardfinnan, Grange and Ballybacon. Parish Newsletter: The Parish Newsletter is published each week and is available in each of the Churches. Any notices or contributions that any body/organisation wish to have included should have them in the parish office by Thursday, 12 noon. The Parish Office can be contacted on 052 7464408, email- agbparishoffice@eircom.net and is open Mon - Sat, 10am to 1pm.


We express our best wishes and a happy retirement to Ballybacon, Newcastle and Ballymacarbry Community Employment Scheme Supervisor, John Maher who retired recently. We thank John for all the help and assistance he gave to our community and locality over the 12 years while he was in the position. People will be aware that two people are employed in Goatenbridge under the scheme. Best wishes John and happy retirement!


Anyone/community organisation etc. who would like to have notes included in the Goatenbridge notes are asked to send them via e-mail to murtylonergan@eircom.net phone 087 6497083 or leave them into "The Shop" in Goatenbridge on or before 6pm on the Sunday prior to