Well done to all of the U-6, U-8 and U-10 players at Ballybacon-Grange Hurling training. The numbers are very high each week and it’s wonderful to see so many people helping out and attending. Congratulations to the U10’s in particular who had a great run of wins at the recent blitz and thanks to Nigel for looking after the team as Seán and Liam were away. As per usual help was also forthcoming from a number of the parents on the day and it’s always much appreciated. Some players of the week from previous weeks include: week of June 28: U6s- Cian Hally, U8s- Seán Cunningham and U-10s - Luke O Brien. Week of July 5: U6s-Scott Lonergan, U8s - Paddy Boyle and U10s - Cian O Leary. Week of July 12: U6s- Shane Ryan, U8s - Anne Mae Walshe and U10s- Philip Betts. This week the U10 Player of the week was Martin Condon. So well done to each and every one!


Thanks to all who participated, ran, sponsored t-boxes etc in our annual golf classic which was replayed last Friday, 22 July in wonderful weather. A particular well done to all who won prizes on the day either in the competition or the raffle!


Forms were recently handed out to people who may be interested in ordering club merchandise such as coats, t-shirts, hoodies etc. We would remind those interested in same, to return their forms as soon as possible!


Results of Tuesday, 19 July: Winners on 10 games: Kathleen Corbett and Marge Fitzgerald. Second on 9 games: John D Condon and Liam Butler, Joe Loughnane and Seamus O’Dwyer, James Murphy and Michael Murphy. Lucky Table: Rena O’Connor and Timmy Fitzgerald. Raffle: Tom Brazil, Liam Butler, Alice O’Dwyer and Davy White.


Sunday, 31 July: Reader of the Word: Martin Lonergan, Minister of the Eucharist: Peggy Ryland’s.


Thank you to those who have completed the Parish Census forms and have them returned to the parish. If you have yet to fill your census form, please do so as soon as possible. Place it into the envelope provided in the parish pack and return to the Parish Office.


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 and is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 1pm, or email agbparishoffice@eircom.net


These walks will take place every Sunday until the end of August. The plan is to familiarise people with these paths and trails in this beautiful unspoilt area of the Knockmealdowns. The meeting point will be the Community Hall in Newcastle at 10.15.am each Sunday with the level of walks moderate. Raingear, boots, a snack and drink is essential. The walks will last 2/3 hours approx. with the average length of the walks 10kms. Rating, easy to moderate with some level of fitness necessary! Contact Kevin O’Donnell on 0863541700 for further details!


The club has recently produced a brochure which explains its ongoing grouse conservation project in detail. Those interested in learning more about this project should contact club Hon. Secretary Mr. Seamus Butler who will provide copies of the brochure.


Congratulations of local angler Kevin Shone, Ballybacon who finished second in the Cahir Open Fishing competition on Saturday last, 16 July. Kevin also finished first for heaviest trout caught which weighed over four and a half pounds.


Salmon rod licence holders may once again catch and retain a salmon on the river Suir. It will open on August 15 as a brown tag fishery and the season will end on September, 30. During this period, anglers in possession of a valid salmon licence, a blue tag and a brown tag may catch and retain one salmon in the period using a single, barbless hook. Use of worms is prohibited. Any fish retained must have both tags attached correctly.

Brown tags will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to anglers who present themselves at IFI Clonmel, Anglesea Street on 2 August from 5pm to 7.30pm rs in possession of an original rod licence valid in the Waterford district and log book and an unused blue tag. Thereafter, tags may be collected during office hours Monday to Friday. Tags are non-transferable and any unused tags must be returned along with your completed log book before October, 19.

River Suir Salmon Fishery: Catch and Release Fishery: March 17 to August 14. Brown Tag Fishery: August 15 to September 30. Bag Limit: 1 salmon per angler. Tag availability: IFI Clonmel, August 2 from 5pm to 7.30pm, August 3 to September 30, Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. Eligibility for Brown Tag: Valid original salmon rod licence and log book, single barbless hooks, no worms. Salmon angling tourism can contribute significantly to local economies. Anglers can assist in ensuring the sustainability of our wonderful natural resource by reporting illegal fishing, poaching or pollution to 1890 34 74 24.


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 publication!