Around the Districts

Published 12/05/2015 | 00:00

Ballymore/ Mayglass

GAa Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €3,900 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. There is also a match three prize of €300 up for grabs each week and Golden Oldie shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 1,7,22,23. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit

Dance fit bodytone classes continue in Ballycogley every Monday and wednesday 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. Join in any time. Call Amanda Burke on 0879713339 for info.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Frank Goodwin formerly of Lochgunnan Killinick who sadly died during the recent past in England. Franks remains were laid to rest in England. May he rest in peace.


The St Fintans jun A hurling team had a home fixture when they took on Halfway House Bunclody in the EEW jun A hurling championship group A. Though conditions were dreary and blustery the sides served up an entertaining and sporting game . St Fintans set up their 2-9 to 0-8 victory with a good first half performance with Bunclody proving a threat in the second half.

Feile Peil Na N'og

Ber Kelly/Cullen Killinick will hold a fundraising coffee day and cake sale on Saturday May 23rd from 11am-4pm. The proceeds from the day are going to the St Fintans u-14 girls who will host a team from Cavan and the u-14 boys of Our Ladys Island/St Fintans who will host a team from Yorkshire at the Feile Peil finals. Please come along and support.

Open Garden

Please take note that Marie Goodwin Lochgunnan, Killinick who will hold an open garden fundraiser on July 10th with the proceeds going to the Mayglass school development fund.

Cash For Clubs

The St Fintans GAA club would like to sincerely thank all those that helped in any way to collect the 600 cards for the Topaz cash for clubs fundraiser which will see the club receive €500 plus a chance to win €10,000. Well done everyone.

Ladies Football

The St Fintans u-12 ladies football team travelled to Taghmon during the past week to play the home side and duly completed a hat trick of wins for the season. This was the girls best performance to date and were just two points in front at half time but gave a power packed performace in the second half to run out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 2-8 to one goal. The u-16 ladies football team also had a comfortable victory beating Cushinstown/Clongeen on a scoreline of 6-18 to 4-5 . Well done girls.

Fundraising Run/Walk

Head teacher Bernie Leahy and Peter Lyons together with a very hard working committee held a very successful and enjoyable fundraising run/walk during the recent past with the proceeds going towards the future development of Mayglass National School.

The day began in splendid sunshine with registration and carparking taking place in the church carpark. Following the registration some 260 excited particapants were led to the start by a loan piper which in its self created a great buzz.

With ideal conditions the large group set off to tackle the challenging four mile course which say them travel to Gardimus onto Mulrankin and finish at the school where they received a warm welcome. Each particapant was timed and details of same plus finishing position maybe had at

Light refreshments were provided at the school and some twenty plus spot prizes were also presented. The committee would like to express its gratitude to the large number that supported with a special word of thanks to those from outside the parish plus the many generous sponsors all of whom contributed in no small way in making the event the success that it was. Many thanks one and all.

Society Golf

The St Fintans golfing society will hold its next outing on Saturday May 23rd at Wexford golf club with a first tee off time of 9.30am. The fee for the outing is E30 including a meal and there is also a 2 club rollover.

Tractor Run

Tomhaggard are having their Annual Tractor Run on Sunday the 17th of May in aid of Tomhaggard Social Centre. Registration in Tomhaggard at 12.30pm to start at 1pm. All types of tractors including vintage and cars very welcome. Contact is Eleanor at 053 9135117.



Tomhaggard are having their Annual Tractor Run on Sunday 17th May in aid of Tomhaggard Social Centre. Registration in Tomhaggard at 12.30pm to start at 1pm. All types of tractors including vintage and cars very welcome. Contact is Eleanor at 053 9135117

Ladies Football

Kilmore's senior ladies team played their second championship game on Bank holiday Monday against near neighbours St.Anne's. Building on the first game victory over the shells they played great team football and came our victorious on a scoreline of 5-10 to 1-6. Well done ladies. Their next game is on wednesday night away to Clonee. Good luck to all involved. We would like to wish Aoife Gorey a speedy recovery from her injury that she picked up against St. Annes.

Well done to our under 12's who played horeswood on Tuesday night. They won by a point 2-07 to 3-03. After leading by 9 points at half time at 5 minutes to we were down by a point.. With 2 great long range points in the last 3 minutes secured a last gasp victory for us. Well done girls a great win away from home for ye.

used books collection

The students of Bridgetown Vocational College are currently collecting used books to send to a retired Irish teacher working with schools in the Philippines. This project aims to supply badly needed library books for classrooms there and they would really appreciate our help. If you can spare any books for this worthy cause please send them in to the school as soon as possible. They will be collected within the next week or so.

TYPE OF BOOKS NEEDED 1. Very basic infant books 2. Children's story books 3. Simple classics 4. Novels and books up to teen level 5. Colouring books or sticker books which have not been used 6. Reference books 7. Workbooks which can be used by teachers (English and Maths) 8. Educational games or toys.

Alzheimer's Coffee

A Coffee Morning in aid of the Alzheimer's Association will be hosted by Máire Fortune and friends in Kilmore Community Hall on Sunday, 17th May. You are all invited to help raise funds for this very vital service and please remember, all funds raised are used in Wexford. Your support for this very worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

Coastal Kiddies

A new baby & Toddler Group starting soon in Bridgetown, Monday mornings from 10am-12pm. Please see our Facebook page or text 086-1011430 for more info.


The Kilmore Primary School Parent Association have begun their preparation for this year's field day, which will be held on Sunday 31st May at 2.30pm. Lots of bottles for the ever-popular bottle stall will be required, along with books, bric-a-brac or unwanted and un-opened gifts. We would also like toys (no soft toys please), Games, plants, flowers and home produce all welcome.

Your donations are crucial to the success of the day. This year we are asking you to start thinking about donations now and that you RING one of the Association members you know, or ring Triona at the school on 9135230 for someone to come COLLECT your donations at any time during the next 3 weeks. If you can help in any small way on the day, please contact the PA via email at or ring/text Grace Bates on 087 670 4234 or Sorcha Doyle on 086 857 9123.

opening Postponed

Unfortunately the official opening of our new GAA facilities that had been scheduled for Sunday 17th has been postponed. This is due to the unavailability of the Waterford Senior team on that day.

We are all disappointed that this event will not happen on the above date but we hope to reschedule this event as tome date in the future. The Club would like to thank everyone who had worked so hard in preparation for May 17th, it is much appreciated.

KQ Craft Group

This week we are meeting at 7.30 in the Stella Maris Centre. Three weeks left before we break for the summer. Welcome all.


Kilmore had 22 athletes competing at Day 1 of the Mr. Oil track and field county championships. Well done to Ellen Stamp, Jolie Rankin, Calum Bates, Cian Bates 3rd high jump & 100mH, Katelyn Boggan, Ciaran Cardiff, Ama Creevey-Gough 2nd 100m, Katie Daly 3rd 100m & 2nd 100m, Cormac Lyons 3rd 600m, Dawn McKenna, Max Power, Aoibheann Rankin, Bridin Reville 3rd 100m, Serena Reville, Fionn Roche 1st 1500m, Jack Roche-Doyle 2nd 1500m & 1st shot put, Daragh Stamp, Oisin Tiernan, Ailbhe Tiernan, Niamh Fortune, Eimear Fortune and James Boggan.

We also had a number of athletes from the club represent their schools in the South Leinster competition, Liam O'Flaherty, Regina Rochford, Oisin Tiernan, Cian Bates, Jack Roche-Doyle Katie Daly and Fionn Roche. Cian Bates for St. Peter's, came third in the high jump. Jack Roche Doyle for Bridgetown VC, came 2nd in the shot.

Helen Doyle ran the Limerick half marathon in a time of 1:39:40.Sinead O' Brien was 1st lady in the Mayglass 4 mile and Jackie Carthy was first in the Taghmon 10k.

Bridgetown Handball

The adult 60 by 30 season is up and running and nearly all our players have been in action at this stage. Ciaran Busher and Eamonn Codd have a hundred per cent record in the league phase so are assured of progressing to the knock out stage. Micheal Busher has won one and received a walkover so is also on course to go through. Brian Busher and Willie Murray Byrne have both won one and lost one so need no more slip ups. Máire Busher is also doing very well with two wins to date.

In the doubles Liam and Kevin Shannon have a lot to do after two losses. In the Inter club tournament, we lost out to Ballymitty's 1st team at the weekend so that ended our interest in that competition.

Indoor bowls league

Kilmore Active Retirement Association indoor bowls team entertained the unbeaten team in the league from New Ross on Wednesday 6th in the Stella Maris Centre with a good crowd of spectators present.

This was a close encounter all the way through the eleven ends, in fact the highest score in any end was two points, a score which Kilmore had once and New Ross had twice, every other end was won by just one point. The more experienced New Ross team as expected just got through to protect their unbeaten run and now are top of the league, they have won eight and drawn one game.

The Kilmore team was Toddy Moore, Noel Howlin, Seamus O'Keeffe and Mike Richards. On Tuesday 12th Kilmore will play their final game at home to Bree at 1-00pm.

The league will conclude with the grand final in Whites Hotel on Wednesday June 3rd at 11-00am where the top four teams will play the semi-finals and after a lunch break the final will be played. Exciting times on the bowling front.

Parish Journal

The Kilmore Parish Journal committee will be putting together the plans for the publication of the 44th edition at a meeting on Wednesday 20th May ay 8-30pm. in Kilmore GAA clubrooms. If you have a story of interest to our readers or photos, especially for the Memory Lane pages please send to our email address or contact any committee member.

Active Retirement

Kilmore Active Retirement Association held its monthly meeting on Thursday last in the GAA clubrooms with a fine attendance present. The chairman Joe Bulmer presided and past events were reviewed and coming events discussed.

Names and deposits for the day trip to Newbridge Cutlery, Japanese Gardens and National Stud and dinner in the evening in The Seven Oaks on Wednesday 27th May were taken; bus will leave Kilmore car park at 9-00am, non members will be welcome to come on this day trip. Breda Whelan reported that deposits for the holiday to Galway from 1st to 4th September were due, while there was a couple of seats still available, cost being €275-00 to include day trips. You can book by ringing Breda at 086-3258386.

Our second proposed day trip will be on July 15th taking in Collins Barracks and Dublin Castle with a meal in the evening. Members expressed an interest in attending an afternoon tea dance in Carlow in September, more information on this at the June meeting. The indoor bowls league was discussed and was deemed to be a great success with plenty of interest. Toddy Moore was thanked by the chairman for making stands for the four sets of new bowls.

The chairman also sent best wishes to Sean Reilly who is back bowling after a recent illness. Sympathy was extended to Maria Rossiter on the recent death of her sister. Next meeting Thursday 4th June.

Forever Fit

Forever Fit Wexford is coming to Kilmore Community Hall. Two classes: High-energy Dancefit is on Thursday, May 21, at 7:30pm, and Forever Active over-60s is on Tuesday, May 19, at 2pm. For more details call Amanda Burke at 087 9713339.

Rosslare Strand


Pilates, Friday at 10am €5; Tae kwon do, Tuesday 6pm- 7pm €6 (payg) 0894161428; Forever Fit, Saturday at 10am, Fun dance fitness- suitable for all levels €8 (payg) Call Amanda on 0879713339 Forever Fit Over 60's, Saturday at 11:30am. Suitable for over 60's Call Amanda 0879713339; Rosslare Boxing Club, Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at 8.30pm Call Mark 0862674404 after 6pm; St Pauls Athletics Club, Monday and Wednesday at 6pm. Call Leo on 086-3103417; Menapian's Athletics Club Thursday at 7pm. Call David on 085-1621700.

Rosslare Bowls Club, call Catherine 086 8177679 Indoor Bowls-Tuesday 2pm to 4:30pm Kettlebells-Tuesday at 10am €5 (payg) Call Clara 086-8059930 or facebook at kettlefit wexford

Zumba -Free Zumba class every Mon morning at 11:15am and Thursday evening at 6:45pm

Free Beginners Yoga-every Tuesday at 7pm Rosslare Tennis Club: join us on Wed at 9:30am Suitable for all. Memberships now due!

Men's Sheds, Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 5pm. Call Jim 0876815029.

Rosslare Tidy Towns For further information call Ray Flynn on 086 8337324.

Schoolboys/girls FC-Train weekly Call 053-9132202 for times

WANTED-We are looking for old computers/laptops, Monitors, Hard drives, Cables, Keyboards, Mice! working or not! NO Printers/Fax Machines please. Donations can be left in Rosslare C & S Centre.


Presentation entitled 'ROSSLARE -WE CARE'for all volunteers involved in Rosslare and for people interested in finding out about volunteering opportunities in the village, takes place on Thursday 28th May at 3pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. ALL WELCOME Contact Anne 086-8293833 or Carolanne 0539132202 (afternoons)

Active Retirement

Coffee meeting at Golf Club on Tuesday 12th May at 10.30a.m. All Welcome.

TAI CHI: Monday and Wednesday on the beach at 9.30a.m.; CARDS: contact Ann Guerin for details 0877568862; IRISH CLASSES: Contact Helen O'Brien 0872988758

REMINDER that MARIGOLD FESTIVAL will take place on 17th June in Whites Hotel Wexford. This is an ARAI function.

REMINDER also that Rosslare Strand Active Retirement Association will be holding a Garden Party on 17th June in Church House.

Scoil Mhuire

On Thursday 14th May at 7.30pm Scoil Mhuire Rosslare are showcasing their Orchestra and Choir in St. Brigid's Church Rosslare. Soloists - Dakota Rossi on Cello (Past Pupil) Leah Rose Roche Brennan (Concertina) Philippa Murphy-(Soprano). Adm: €5 per adult.

There is a Family Fun Morning on Bank Holiday Sunday 31st May in Scoil Mhuire Rosslare. 10am - 1pm Tea/Coffee, Cake Sale, Book Stall, etc., etc., etc., plus some games on the front lawn for kids. Parish Raffle tickets on sale after masses each weekend outside the church from now till 31st May. Please join with your community and support our local church and school.


A programme of Mindfulness facilitated by Theresa McGuinness will be held every Monday (formal meditation 7am- 8am) & Friday (walking/yoga meditation 7am-8am- on beach if weather permits). Cost is €2/day.

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