Around the Districts

Published 14/04/2015 | 00:00

Marion Doyle and Dominic Stafford at the launch of the Wexford Light Opera Society's production of 'Chess' in White'sHotel on Saturday night.
Marion Doyle and Dominic Stafford at the launch of the Wexford Light Opera Society's production of 'Chess' in White'sHotel on Saturday night.

Bannow/ Ballymitty

Bridge Results

Kitty Colfer Memorial Shield Results ( Played on March 24th): 1st Rosario O Donovan & Lorrie Butler, 2nd Aidan Colfer & Imelda Crosbie, 3rd Mary McNamara & Mary Byrne.

The Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles were in Scarke this week with Eamonn Beck running out the winner. Ger Stafford and Eamon Beck winning the Birdie Clubs. In the monthly Aidan Colfer came 1st with Oliver Roche 2nd and Nicky" The Cute One " Doyle coming 3rd.


The parish of Bannow and Cullenstown were saddened by the death of Gerald Woolley last week after an illness. Gerald was 74 years of age and he is survived by his wife Dilys daughters Lillian, Bridget and son Ger ,grandchildren, relatives and many friends, his daughter Elizabeth pre deceased him a couple of months ago. His remains were taken to Carrig church on Saturday morning for prayers before going to Dublin for cremation. Deepest sympathy to the bereaved.

GAA club lotto

There was no jackpot winner in this week's lotto; numbers drawn were 6,19,31 and 32. 4 people matched three numbers Kathleen Harpur Bannow, John Brown Snr.,Cullenstown, Jim Ferguson Kilderry and Eithne Magee Bricketstown. Congrats to these winners next Jackpot draw takes place in Taghmon on Tuesday 21st April at 8.30pm.

Tea Dance

The next dance will be held in carrig on bannow community centre on Friday next 17th April music by Pat Daly. Teas and refreshments served dancing 9.30- midnight. Looking forward to seeing you there. Thanks to everyone who supported our last dance which we raised €1000 for Ballymitty new hall fund.

Grantstown news

CE SCHEME VACANCIES- A variety of vacancies will be coming up at Grantstown Day Care Centre in the future; If you are interested and fulfil the criteria, we are looking for Carers, Kitchen, Laundry, Horticulture, Maintenance staff and Minibus Drivers. Please contact Lesley for more information.

Up Coming Events: Monday 13th April. Chair Exercise/Cards & Art in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Tuesday 14th April. Pongo in the morning and music by Tony Jeffers in the afternoon. Wednesday 15th April. Pongo/Charades in the morning and scrabble in the evening. Thursday 16th April. Pongo/Chair Exercises in the morning and Talk in the afternoon

Grantstown Day Care: would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all who took part in the 10k Challenge on Easter Monday from Carrig Church Carpark. Well done to all involved

Story telling: There is storytelling night with Bob Lambert and friends, music and Irish dancing display at the Atlantic Bar, Cullenstown on Friday 17th April at 8.30pm. Plenty of craic to be had, refreshments provided. Please come and join us for a fun night out!!

Bart's Charity Shop: Grantstown Day Care Centre are delighted that Bart's Charity Shop has agreed to give money from profits made in the shop. Grantstown Charity Ref. CHY 15848

Chiropodist: Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th May. Please feel free to book an appointment. Coffee Morning: All welcome every Wednesday from 10am - 11am. Hairdresser: Every Tuesday, please phone for appointment.


Deepest sympathy to the relatives and friends of Seamus O Sullivan Ballygow who passed away this week. Seamus was 89 years of age and is survived by his daughter. His remains were taken to Clongeen church and he was buried in Clongeen cemetery after funeral mass last Thursday. May he rest in peace.


Thursday night dancing in Tir na Nog is getting a major lift with the best social dance bands in the country playing there every Thursday night for the summer months . Starting with El Paso on Thursday 23rd April. A waltzing comp. will be starting soon also. So let's get dancing adm.€7 door prizes and refreshments in aid of Ballymitty handball club.

Clean Up

The Parish clean up is under way and a trailer will be available beside Bannow PO from this week for one week only so all roads need to be done this week. Bag available from Nicola or Joe Wallace. Please do your bit and keep our parish litter free.

Junior Feile

The Danescastle Music Group will host its annual Junior Feile on Sunday 19th April.


Community centre A.G.M

Murrintown Community Centre Committee would like to inform everyone that the annual general meeting will take place on Wednesday 15th of April at 8pm in the centre. If you are interested in participating in community life and in the centre why not come along. Even if you are not interested why not come along to see what goes on in the centre on a daily basis.

Tractor/Vintage run

Our annual Tractor/Vintage run in aid of Murrintown Cemetery Development Fund will take place on Sunday 31st May. It will start at pm from Murrintown Community Centre. Cost os entry is €20 per vehicle. Hot lunch or salad will be served at 12.30pm, Family lunch: 2 adults + 2 children €25, Adult lunch €10, Child lunch €5. Come along and enjoy your dinner with no washing up. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Watch this space for further details.

Drinagh mummers

The mummers visited the Oak Tree in Folkmills recently and also the Slaney Inn in Oilgate and the Kilrane Inn. Where they preformed the ancient art of mumming. At a recent meeting of the mummers a vote of sympathy was passed to the Maddock family on the death of Nicholas a valued member of the Drinagh Mummers for many years also to Matty Murphy of Castlebridge on the death of his sister Mrs Walsh. R.I.P


Parish Draw

Winners: April: €150 Jimmy & Mary Dempsey Piercestown; €50 Bessy Parle, Drinagh, Mary Rossiter, Moorefield; €30 Eileen Nolan, Coolballow. Geraldine Hogan, Moorefiels, Josh Kelly c/o M O'Conor

active retired

Easter Basket Raffle -Winners: Hamper Sean Linehan, 15 Castlepark, Piercestown; Chocs - Billy O'Brien, Ballycogley; Chocs - Mog Furlong C/o Anne Furlong; Chocs - Geraldine Poynter C/o Mary Linehan.

Well done to all the winners and thank you to everyone who sold lines and supported the draw.. thank you to Londis Piercestown Michael and Staff for their help in displaying the hamper and collecting the money. It is very much appreciated.

ARA Day Trips advance notice: Please note change: 21st april - Day trip to Aboretum in Carlow leaving 0900 hrs with collection points around Parish. Lunch included at Talbot Carlow. Please call

Mary Dempsey to book your place 053 91 58186-€30.00 please note date change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Normal meeting at the Community Centre on Tuesday (today) 14th April, 2015.

5th May 2015 - Trip to Glasnevin Cemetery and Collins Barracks - again book your place by calling Mary Dempsey 053 9158186- will include Coach/ lunch in Dublin/entry to Glasnevin and evening meal in Glenview Hotel on way home. €55.00

30th May 2015 - Trip to Bloom in the Park - €50.00 to include Entry to Bloom/Coach and evening meal at Glenview Hotel.

Annual Coach Tour: Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club are heading West on 29 August 2015 to Breaffy House Resort Hotels Castlebar Co Mayo for a 3 night DBB stay at this wonderful hotel.

Price per person sharing is €250. SRS applies. This will be a great weekend tour so book early. Day tours will include Visit to Knock Shrine, Museum of Life Castlebar, Foxford Woollen mills, Achill Island tour, Visit to Cong area and shopping time in Westport town. Lunches and morning breaks at own discretion. Ring Mary Dempsey 053 91 58186 to book your place, deposit of €80.00 secures your place.

Taghmon/ Camross

GAA club Notes

Our intermediate footballers were beaten in the first round of the Championship last weekend by Ferns on a scoreline of 0- 9 to 1-11. Our Jun B team were beaten by St James in the first round of the district championship.

The Intermediate team play Bunclody next weekend in the second round of the championship in Patricks Pk on Sunday at 2.30pm.

Well done to Stephen O Gorman , Ian Carty and Stephen Stafford who were on the Wexford Minor hurling panel last weekend where they beat Laoise in the Leinster championship.

The Club Lotto was not won last week but there were four match 3 winners sharing €200, winners were Eithne McGee, Bricketstown; Kathleen Harpur, Bannow; John Brown, Cullenstown; Jim Ferguson, Kilderry. Next week's Jackpot will be €5600.

Coiste Na nOg

U14's held a Guess the Score Competition for a Feile fundraiser. The winners were Caitlin Nash & Seamus McLoughlin. Well done andthanks to all who supported.

Another Fundraiser happening this Sunday 19th April is a 15km cycle/walk or a 5km cycl/walk from Camross Hall at 12pm. Anyone looking for information please contact Jo Banville on 087-6251043. CYCLE HELMETS COMPULSORY.

Well done to our Clubs' Minors who represented Wexford and won on Saturday against Laois, Ian Carty, Stephen O'Gorman & Stephen Stafford.

Well done to the girls U14 Feile team who won their final today against St. Martins.

Taghmon United fc

There is a Table Quiz in Alice Bradys this Friday at 8.30.Table of 4 €20 with spot prizes on the night.This is a Club Fundraiser so please make an effort and all participants are most welcome.

With one piece of Silverware in the Trophy Cabinet thanks to the Youth team Div 4 success our U16's are looking to add another as they remain in pole position in Div 4 with 2 games to go while our U14's are still in contention of Div 1A but might need results elsewhere to assist their cause. The U10 Girls lost out to Curracloe in the Cup semi final but put in a great shift and a great crowd turned up to cheer the girls on.

Ladies Football

Congratulations to the Taghmon/Camross Girls ,U14 Wexford Feile Champions for 2015.The girls won the Feile Peil na mBan Cup Final on Sunday 12th April in Glynn/Barntown by defeating St Martins 3-07 to 1-05.The cup was presented by Denis Nolan,Wexford Ladies Football County Chairperson to Captain Anna Eustace,this was a great team performance and the girls thoroughly deserved their victory,Team management was Kathleen,Eugene,Alan and Tina.

Taghmon/Camross Feile Cup Winners 2015 were Anna Piero Doyle,Bronlca2 Curran,Mairead Nolan,Niamh Lacey,Molly Redican,Caitlin Nash,Emma Kelly,Ciara Banville,Michelle Carty,Annabelle Dunlop Doyle,Nicola Roche,Anna Eustace,Emma Clarke,Shauna Dunne,Allanah Lacey,Ann Kelly,Katie Flynn,Hannah Roche Kelly,Claire Doran,Shania Quigley,Laura Banville,Megan O'Sullivan,Katie Murphy,Chloe Monaghan.

Thanks to the Country Bistro for the lovely food for the girls after the match.

The U14 girls next match is at home to HWH Bunclody on April 20th at 7pm,please come and support the girls.

Good Luck to the Adult Ladies who play Naomh Eanna on Sunday 12th.

Date for your Diary - Fundraiser Cabaret in aid of the Girls Feile in Alice Brady's on 25th April.Music by SNM.

Equestrian News

Congratulations to the Loreto Novice School team of Rebecca Banville,Ciara Banville,Eimear Jackman and Sarah Whelan who all had clear rounds and made the jump off in Coilog, Co Kildare,in the All Ireland Interschool's Equestrian Finals.They only lost out by a few seconds in the speed round to take second place.

The girls took Novice League winners and Best Turned on the Day.Well done girls.

Camross Drama Group

Director and actors are rehearsing hard for the forthcoming performances of the 3 Act comedy "The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley" by Jimmy Keary. Please note date change-Camross Hall venue now Sunday 26th April; Horse & Hound- Ballinaboola-Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April; St Michael's Hall- Wexford town-Thursday 30th April and Friday 1st May. All performances 8pm- Tickets €10 on door.

Caroreigh n.s.

Caroreigh Parents Council will hold a cake sale on Sunday 26th April after 11.15am mass in the Old School Caroreigh. Your support would be appreciated in donations of baked produce for the sale and also your attendance at the sale. All funds raised will be used for the benefit of the pupils of St. Garvans N.S.


The following activities are ongoing at the Centre in Joseph Street.

Monday Morning craft ladies, from 10:30am to 12:30pm Tuesday INOU drop in service if you need any help with form filling etc. Wednesday's women, Positive living group on Wednesday Mornings from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Next week's activity is Ballroom Fitness with Vilma.

Men's Shed and woodcarving project on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Friday morning Men's Breakfast, the cost is still the same at €2 donation to cover costs.

Literacy services one to one literacy tuition, Free of charge. office services, CV typing etc. are also available at the Centre.

On the First Tuesday of month there is a drop in service from the Wexford Women's Refuge.

Our Counsellor is available for private and confidential appointments, contact Trish on 087 7719984. The cost is only €4 donation.

Please 'Like' our facebook page Taghmon Family Resource Centre and check our website for ongoing updates of our activities and programmes. Any new members to any of our groups are always very welcome.

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