Around the Districts

Published 21/04/2015 | 00:00

Ballymore/ Mayglass

gaa Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €3000 and tickets can be purchased in the local shops,club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8pm and from club members at a cost of €1.50. Last week we had two shares in the jackpot Breda & Millie Doyle and Joanne Goff and each received €5,700. There is also a match three prize of €300 up for grabs each week and Niall Murphy and Tep Doyle shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 3,11,16,24. Many thanks for your continued support.

Club And County Draw

It's that time of year again when the annual CLG Loch Garman club and county draw takes place with forty five substantial prizes up for grabs each month. The draw takes place over the months of April,May and June with tickets costing €50 and this may be paid in one payment or €20 for each of April and May and €10 for the final draw in June. The benefit to the St Fintans club will depend on the number of tickets sold by the club so once again we call on your generosity with tickets available from club members.

The prizes range from the choice of three cars to the value of €15,000 down to €150 cash. There are also five prizes of €300 for paid up members and also a loyalty draw for those that pay monthly over the three months and this is also five prizes of €300.

Forever Fit

Dancefit body tone classes in Ballycogley on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. and (new) Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. All welcome. Plus Forever Active over 60's on Mondays at 11.30 a.m. All 'pay as you go' classes. Call Amanda Burke 0879713339 for info.


The final adjudication of Patrick Sutton at the 63rd All Ireland finals of confined drama held in Kilmuckridge over the past two weeks saw the curtain drawn on yet another successful year for the Ballycogley Players on the competitive drama circuit.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary and competing in what was its 10th All Ireland finals and having two successes in the past the group was living in high hopes of claiming the Claregalway perpetual trophy,alas this was not to be with fellow Wexford group Kilrush who are on the festival circuit for fifty years claiming its first premier award.

The group would like to congratulate Kilrush and producer Mick Byrne who won the best producer/director award on winning these two most coveted trophies having appeared sixteen times in the full length final.

The "players"did not leave empty handed with Sean Carthy receiving a scholarship to stagesworks summer school in Gormanstown ,Con Doyle received a nomination for best supporting actor and Terence O Byrne and his crew were nominated for best stage managment.

Though the major awards eluded them on this occasion the group had great fun during the season and would once again like to say a special word of thanks to our loyal supporters,sponsors and fellow thespians for helping to raise our spirits. Congratulations to Kilmuckridge for running a super festival something that the standard of wont be easily equalled in the future.


Innovate Wexford Park was the venue of the second round game in the Tom Doyle supplies senior football championship when St Fintans took on Adamstown on Sunday last. This was a game in which St Fintans had high hopes of getting its championship season back on track but it was not to be with Adamstown running out the easy winners on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-6. Trailing by 4pts at half time the Ballymore /Mayglass men were still in the game but on the resumption the men from Adamstown took control and this defeat leaves St Fintans with a mountain to climb.


The Our Lady's Island /St Fintans were thrilled when they received the news that they would be hosting an u-14 football team from Lancashire England for the Feile Peil Na nOg 2015. This is certain to add an international flavour to the weekend.

4 mile run/walk

There is lots of interest already in the Mayglass National School organized 4 mile road race on Monday, 4th May at 11am sharp. Starting at Mayglass cross and finishing at the school. Entries on-line or on the day from 9:30am. Open to all ages and abilities, runners, joggers and walkers. Spot prizes and refreshments afterwards. For full details go to or phone 0872786836.

Lourdes Collection

The Ballymore-Mayglass Parish Council wishes to thank all those who contributed to the recent Lourdes Pilgrimage collection in the churches. Your generosity was much appreciated.

Society Golf

The St Fintans golfing society held its second outing of the current season at New Ross golf club on Saturday morning with a small turnout. The course was in excellent condition and scoring was high with Pat Wright coming out on top and Jim Brauneisen in second place,the two club was not won and will roll over to the next outing on May 23rd at Wexford golf club with a first tee off time of 9.30am. This will be followed by Enniscorthy on June 20th and St Helens Bay on July 25th.

Sponsored Beach Walk

The committee of Rosslare Hbr /Kilrane sponsored beach walk for Cancer research would like to thank all those who so kindly sponsored and donated towards the charity. The total amount raised was E8,500 and your support was greatfully appreciated.

Parish Council

At the recent A.G.M. the following officers were elected: Tony Furlong, Chairman, Matt O'Brien, V. Chair, Martin Fanning, Treasurer and Anne Mullins, Sec.

Point To Point

Two Ballymore/Mayglass men had notable successes during the past week in what was a hectic week on the point to point circuit. With six days racing at venues extending from Cork up to Antrim. Mayglass man Jamie Codd rode three winners on his first visit to Tallanstown Co. Louth while Ballycogley man Jimmy O Rourke had two winners on his visit to Kilmallock in Co. Limerick. Great stuff lads.


Active Retirement

Kilmore ARA indoor bowls team played Oulart away on Tuesday 14th in the indoor bowls league, there was a much improved performance from the Kilmore team as both teams won five ends with one drawn, however Oulart got more points on their winning ends than did Kilmore and this was the deciding issue for the match. There was great encouragement from the performance and we now look forward to our last away game to Gorey on Monday 20th at 12 noon.

Kilmore team members competing in Oulart were Frances Moore, Joe Bulmer, Seamus O'Keeffe and Toddy Moore. Our final three games will all be at home on 29th April, 6th and 13th May in the Stella Maris Centre all games at home will have at 1-00pm start time.

Reminder to all members that the sports and fun table quiz fixed for Wed. 22nd is cancelled due to the unavailability of the Stella Maris Centre. We have one seat left on the bus for the Afternoon Tea Dance at Gorey on Sunday 26th, if interested please book immediately.


Congratulations to Jackie Carthy who won the Hope and Dream 10mile in Enniscorthy. Well done also to Helen Doyle and Sinead O'Brien who also represented the club. Jackie also recently won the Rosslare 10km. Ger Power, Niall Crosbie, Adrian Reville, Helen Doyle, Sinead O'Brien, Sinead Fortune and Mai Cardiff completed the race with good times available on our FB page. Annaleigh Hore finished second in the Butlerstown 4mile organised by west Waterford ac.Ger Power who despite taking the scenic route finished second in this first Johnstown castle park run. We had a number of athletes taking part in the Mr. Oil Intermediate road race championships on Sunday. Results will be published in the next report and available on FB.

Thank you to all who supported our sweep on the Grand National and well done to prize winners, Paddy Morgan, Patsi Bates, Billy Bates and Rory Cassidy.

Our juveniles are training in earnest preparing for the county championships which will take place in the sports hub in Enniscorthy on May 3rd and 10th. Parents are reminded that all athletes must be registered to compete.

All club members are asked to attend an important club meeting in the parish hall at 8:30 next Thursday the 23rd of April.

Ladies Football

Our club registration will take place on Tuesday 21st April from 7.30 to 8. 15. Membership for the year is as follows under 8's €20, under 10's €25, under 12's,14's,16's and minor €40, Senior and junior €55, non playing member is €25. Registration must be paid for in full No pay no play. Any new players must bring a copy of their birth certificate.

Huge Congratulations go to out under 14's who won the feile shield final on Sunday last in Glynn Barntown. Great credit goes out to the girls who battle hard in awful weather conditions. Well done to their manager Marion and selectors Kevin, M.J & Ollie.

Our junior team played Fethard On Friday night last and play some very good football but unfortunately it was not to be our night. Well done ladies keep up d progress ye are making.

Our seniors play Shells next Wednesday night in Kilmore at 7pm. Please come and support them. Best of luck ladies.

Ballycogley Players

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Ballycogley Players recent performances of There Goes The Bride. All proceeds from raffles and teas were donated to two worthy charities Alzheimers Society and Special Olympics Wexford Branches. Sheila Gallagher and athletes from Special Olympics were on hand to receive cheques of € 600 each on Thur night last in the Dun Mhuire. Thank you for your continued support.


Congratulations to Kilmore lads, Cillian Byrne aka Basciville, Lorcan Byrne, Brian Fanning and Chris Colloton, along with Joe Harpur of Enniscorthy, who launched an EP in St. Iberius church and the Pepper Canister in Dublin recently. Joined on stage by Eoghan "Footzy" Byrne too to give a great night of class songs and music. Good luck with the project lads.


The parish of Kilmore had 5 funerals recently: Mrs Mai Furlong, Ballyharty was buried, Mr Jim Devereux, Tomhaggard and Mr Jack O Hara, formerely from Rackardstown were also buried, Alan Bates, Bridgetown and Mrs Maisie Murphy, Sea View. Sincere sympathy goes out to the families of these 5 very popular and well known people.


Sincere sympathy to Mr Derek Newman Ballyhealy on the death of his sister recently.

Daffodil day

Thanks to everyone who donated on daffodil day including those who donated on confirmation day and the businesses and shops in Kilmore, Kilmore quay, Bridgetown and Ballycogley who sold daffodils. A total of €650 was raised.

Baby girl

Congratulations to Fiona Quigley and Richard Hogan on the birth of a baby girl recently.

Parish Journal agm

Due to unforeseen circumstances the date and venue of the Kilmore Parish Journal AGM has been put back one day to Wednesday 29th April at 8.30pm and will be held in the Kilmore GAA new clubrooms.


Bingo is on this Sunday in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay. Come on down at 8pm and enjoy a game, win a lovely prize and meet friends and neighbours. all welcome.


The KQ Craft group starts up again after the Easter Break this Thursday 23rd April at 7.30. all welcome. Bring your own craft work, and learn new skills. All Welcome. for further information please ring Valerie 086 3893278.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown


If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10 o'clock Friday morning.

Community Lotto

Congratulations to Breda & Millie Doyle, Joanne Goff winners of last week's jackpot who share the €11,400. The winning numbers were 3,11,16,24. Congratulations to the 18 match 3 winners who each receive €17. The winners were Kitty Doyle, Kay Maher, Tom O' Neill, Jimmy Kelly, Martina Furlong, Martin Dwyer, Joanne Monaghan, Lorcan Barden, Gerry & Mistie, Ger Cullen, A.M. Brennan, Barbara Berry, Pat O' Leary, Niall Murphy, Michael Murphy, Tep Doyle, Kay Maher, Geraldine Keane. The next jackpot stands at €3,000 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 21st April at 8:30pm.


The strollers continue to meet every Monday except bank holidays at 7pm from Rathangan Hall for a stroll and chat followed by a cuppa. All welcome to join us any night.

Community Playschool

Cleariestown Community Playschool is now taking bookings for September 2015. The playschool offers the Free ECCE SCHEME offering your child a free year in playschool prior to the year they start school.

Younger children are also catered for at a cost of 10 euro per morning. Please feel free to pop in and visit the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm to view our facility.

For further information contact the playschool during mornings at 053 9164613 or Jenny at 087 4189210.

Clothes Bag Collection

Cleariestown Community Playgroup have set the date for the used clothes bag collection for Monday May 11th.

We encourage everyone to have a Spring clear out and donate your unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts, curtains, bed linen and soft toys. Old mobile phones will also be collected. Bags may be dropped up to the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 and 12.30. Please support your local playschool.

Parish Clean Up

Get involved by cleaning up rubbish by your home from April 20th to 24th. One man's trash is another man's treasure! Prizes given for oldest piece of rubbish and most interesting piece of rubbish. Take a quick snap of the object and hand it into Bernie at the school. Gloves, bags and bibs available from Mrs Murphy and bags of rubbish will be collected at the school. Good luck!

underage gaa

The U14 Boys have qualified for the Regional Féile na nGael Tournament which will take place on Saturday 21st of June.

Training for the U6 & U8 Girls will commence on Tuesday 21st of April from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Pitch 2. Girls will need gum shields for football and a helmet and hurl for Camogie. Helmets can be bought through St. Anne's Shop-contact Ann Barry on 087-2076869. For any girl not registered yet, registration forms will be available on the 21st. If you have any queries in relation to the above you can contact Geraldine Berry on 087-9474586.

St. Anne's Shop: For all your training needs, from gear bags, gum shields, socks, nicks, helmets, training tops, hoodies, jerseys etc. are available from St. Anne's Shop-To order: Call/Text 087 2076869 or Email

The Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles played Blackwater this week with Fred Curtis coming out on top with 38 points Ger Stafford and Fred Curtis winning the birdie clubs.



We would like wish all our patrons who are ill or in hospital a speedy recovery, get well soon and we'll see you back in the centre.

We have some places available for anyone who is interested in attending our day care centre, call 053-9132624 or drop in to see us.

If anyone is looking meals on wheels or knows anyone who might benefit it's only €6 for a 3 course meal delivered to your door, call 053-9132624 for details.

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Operation Transformation

Summer is coming and our Summer Slim campaign is under way. Every Thursday evening at 7:30 come along to The Community Hall in Tagoat for our Motivational chat and weekly weigh ins. Lots of fun is being had and everyone is supportive of individual goals.

So if its just to tone up for summer , get fit, or loose a few pounds come along and join all the super summer slimmer's this Thursday at 7:30 for half an hour!


The toddler group meets in Tagoat Hall every Tuesday from 10 a.m. All Welcome, so come along for an enjoyable morning.

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