Sunday 21 April: Please refer to the notice board at the back of the Church for this Sundays Ministers of the Word and Eucharist. Confirmation Day: The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in the Parish on Thursday 2 May in Ballybacon Church at 11am. First Holy Communion: For Ardfinnan school will take place in Ardfinnan Church on Saturday May 18 at 11am. Cemetery Masses: St. Finnians – Monday May 20 at 7.30pm. Ballybacon – Tuesday May 21 at 7.30m and Grange on Wednesday May 22 at 7.30pm. Trocaire Boxes: Thank you to all who supported the Trocaire Lenten campaign. Boxes can be returned to the church as soon as possible.


South Tipperary Regional Game Council recently presented ABGN Gun Club with a cheque to the value of €1,000. The monies will be spent on the club’s ongoing conservation projects. The Game Council wishes to warmly commend the club for its pro-active approach to conservation over many decades. The cheque was presented by Mr. John Condon game council joint- treasurer to the officers of ABGN Gun Club at a meeting in the Glenview Lounge, Goatenbridge.


The Development Association would like to take the opportunity to thank South Tipperary County Council for repairing/replacing parts of the timber railing on the approach to Ballybacon Church recently before the sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in May.


Membership has now opened for Goatenbridge Trout Anglers Club on sections of the River Tar for 2013! Persons living within a 5 kilometer radius of Goatenbridge are eligible to apply for full voting membership. Cost of membership: €20 Adult, €10 Child. Day Passes: €10 with deals available for multiple days! This cost includes insurance etc. If you reside outside of the 5km area associate membership can be applied for in writing to the Club Secretary. For further information please contact the Secretary on (087)6497083 or any Committee Member.


Darts Tournament: South Tipperary Regional Game Council in conjunction with Cancer Care Ireland are holding a fundraising fancy dress darts tournament in the Shamrock Lounge, Cahir, on Saturday, April 27, commencing at 8.30pm. Several boards will be available divided on a novice /more experienced player basis. Please support this event.


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