The Committee would to thank everyone who attended the AGM on Thursday in the Playschool. After many years Breda Murphy has stepped down as Chairperson and we would like to take this opportunity to thank her for the time, hard work and dedication she put in for so many years. Although she may be stepping down as Chairperson she will be on hand as Vice Chairperson to assist Tina Carberry in any way she can. Also we would like to thank Catherine Goonan who also is standing down after many years as Secretary but will be on hand to assist Grainne Burke.Committee Members : Chairperson- Tina Carberry/ Ass Chair- Breda Murphy,
Secretary -Grainne Burke /Ass Secretary- Catherine Goonan, Treasure -Mary MacNamara/ Ass-Treasure Elaine Murphy, PRO-Helen Mason and Bernie Coffee,
Elaine Bow policy maker.
And a big welcome to our new members Jean O’Gorman, Linn Carrigan, Niamh Cleary Ruth and Gena Carroll.
Ardfinnan were defeated by Moyle Rovers in the South final on Sunday, 1.11 to 1.8. While Ardfinnan will be disappointed they will take the positives from the year, they are a very young team and have only lost the last 2 finals by a kick of a ball. They were involved in a fantastic game of football with excellent fielding and scores coming form both sides. Ardfinnan never gave up and a few breaks around the Moyle Rovers penalty area on another day would have found the back of the net. The club would like to thank the management and players for their huge efforts over the last few months and there is no doubt their day will come sooner rather than later with this panel of players.
Our Seniors begin the south championship against Cahir on Sunday next in Clonmel at 3 o clock. Best of luck to all involved.
The juniors continue training on Friday nights. We have been drawn in a group containing St Pats, Newcastle and Fethard for the championship.
The lotto numbers for February 28 were 7, 8, 21 and 23. There was no winner and the following people matched 3 numbers, Terry Kearns and Marie Savage each win 75 euro each. Next jackpot will be 6350 euro.
Membership is now due for 2011. All players must be members of the club and this can be paid to any committee member.
A meeting will be held in the hall on Friday, March 11 for all juvenile selectors for the coming year, all selectors are asked to attend.
Our Under 16s will play Moyle Rovers on Saturday next, March 12 in Monroe at 4 o clock.
ARDFINNAN LADIES FOOTBALL
U12 training continues in the Community Hall on Monday nights at 6.30 to 7.30pm.
New girls are always welcome.
The Gaelic for Women training is on every Tuesday night in the Community Hall from 7.30 – 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 Club are holding a medal presentation night in the Community Hall for the U16 and Minor County Champions 2010
From 7 – 9 on Saturday, March 12. All welcome to attend.
The Club will be running an Easter draw in the coming weeks, all support would be greatly appreciated.
We would like to wish Laura Dillon and Megan Lambert the best of luck in the camogie All-Ireland Final this coming weekend with Colaiste Dun Iascaigh.
The Tipperary u14 team played Limerick in their first round of the Munster Championship. Tipp proved too strong for
Limerick and were comprehensive winners on a scoreline of 7-10 to 2-3. Well done to Laura Nagle.
They play Waterford in the next round.
The Tipperary Seniors played Waterford in the National League last weekend. Waterford won 2-14 to 2-10. Well done to Samantha Lambert.
The Annual General Meeting of the Ardfinnan-Grange-Ballybacon Branch of South Tipperary Hospice will be held in Community Hall Ardfinnan on Thursday, March 10 at 8pm. Among the items for discussion will be the proposed Tractor Run 2011. All are welcome