Road Repaired: Everyone is delighted that at last the very bad centre of Upper Main Street Road has been properly repaired. The very bad sections were torn up during last week and a proper tarmac surface laid down. Our sincere thanks to Councillor Michael Anglim who has been making representations to the County Council for the past year or so and thankfully he has been successful at last in getting this very necessary repair work done. Thanks also to Councillor Seanie Lonergan for bringing that

Pioneer Notes: South Tipperary Regional P.T.A.A. Regional Retreat will take place in the Presentation Convent, Clonmel, on Palm Sunday March 16th, at 2.00pm. South Tipperary Regional P.T.A.A. Annual Social in Hotel Minella, on Friday March 28th. Dinner 8.00pm sharp. Music by Johnny Barrett. Tickets j35. Contact any member of local Pioneers or Paddy Noonan at 086 2149678.

Sympathy: We offer our deepest sympathy to Cyril Lambert Senior, Kilballygorman and Lambert’s Garage, Ardfinnan on the recent death of his brother Richard, Rathangan House, Duncormac, Co. Wexford and also to all the Lambert Families, other relatives, friends and neighbours. Burial was in the Local Cemetery. May Richard Rest in Peace.

A.G.B. Hospice Notes: The Ardfinnan, Grange, Ballybacon Hospice Committee will hold their Annual Tractor Run this year on Sunday May 18th.

Ardfinnan National School Notes: Parents/Guardians who intend enrolling their children in Ardfinnan National School for school year commencing September 2008, should contact the school in person or by phoning (052) 66397 with the relevant details on or before Friday March 14th.

Parents/Guardians of Special Needs Children should contact the School as soon as possible.

GAA: Senior The seniors suffered their second defeat in the County league on Sunday last against Aherlow. Playing with a stiff breeze, Ardfinnan began brightly going two points up before Aherlow got their first score of the match to reduce the deficit to a single point. With both teams wasting a lot of chances and only scoring two points each for the remainder of the half, Ardfinnan lead on a score line of 0-4 to 0-3. The second half began with a point from a free for Aherlow to level the scores. Now playing with the wind at their backs Aherlow took control of the match and outscored Ardfinnan by 1-4 to 0-4 for the remainder of the match to win on a score line of 1-8 to 0-8. This was a gutsy performance by Ardfinnan who were missing a number of players. Next for Ardfinnan in the County league is Mullinahone on the 16th March at 2pm in Mullinahone.Training continues at the usual times this week.

Junior: The juniors have been drawn to play Cahir in the first round of the championship. With a group that also contains Newcastle and Fethard the top two teams qualify for the semi-final.

Under 21s: The Under 21 team begin their championship campaign on Saturday next, 8th March against Moyle Rovers in Cahir at 3 pm. The club wishes our Under 21s all the best in this the clus first championship match of the year. We hope for a large turnout to support the team in their bid to win the South title. Training continues at the usual times this week.

Minors: The Minors received a bye last Sunday against Cappawhite in the County league. We now play Golden in the final league group game next Sunday, 9th March in Ardfinnan at 12 o’ clock. Also the draws for the championship have been made with Ardfinnan drawn to play Mullinahone first in a group which also contains Carrick Swans, Carrick Davins, Grangemockler, Fr Sheehys/Newcastle and Ballingarry.

Juvenile Notes: Training times have changed this week for both the Under 12s and the Under 14s. Training for the Under 12s will now take place on Wednesday evenings at 6.15pm – 7pm in the football field. Training for the Under 14s will now take place on Monday evenings at 6.15pm -7pm and also at 4pm on Saturday in the football field. The Under 12s will travel this Saturday, 8th March to play a football blitz in Thurles. The bus will leave the hall at 10am sharp. We wish the team the best of luck in this tournament. The summer Cl Camp has been fixed for the week starting Monday, 28th July through to 1st August. Further details will follow in the coming weeks.

Sympathy: The club wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to Pat Quirke and family on the sad passing of his Uncle Patie, to the Adams family on the sad passing of Len Adams, to Johnny Murphy and relatives on the sad passing of Paddy Murphy and also to the Tierney and O’Connor families on the sad passing of Michael Smith.

Best Wishes: The club wishes Ballybacon/Grange every success on Sunday against Moneygall and also for the upcoming year as they begin life in the senior grade after a long absence.

Lotto Results: Ardfinnan Lotto Results Monday 25th February.

Numbers drawn: 7-14-20-21.

Jackpot: j2400.

No jackpot winner.9 Match 3:June Kelly, Gemma & Josephine Walsh, Mick Cunningham, Ger Meagher, Sylvie Carrigan, Tony & Maria Kenny, Maria Lyons, Carmel Lacey and Martina Scanlon.

Next draw 3rd March. Jackpot: j2550.

Ladies football

Ardfinnan Ladies Football Club are holding an Easter Draw, lines are on sales from club members at a cost of €2 per line. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Training will start for all girls under 10, 12 and 14 who are interested in playing Gaelic football with Ardfinnan for the coming year on Tuesday 4th March, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Training will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday evening in the new GAA field.

Registrations for this year are j27 per child. Please note to facilitate the payment of this money, Sarah-Jane will collect €3 each night at training until it is fully paid or it can also be paid all at once.

Registration for over 18 is j37 and must be paid as soon as possible to team manager.

The Tipperary Intermediate team played their third game of the National League on Sunday last in Bansha against Down. Well done to Claire Lambert and Samantha Lambert who played well despite Tipp’s defeat.


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