Around the Districts

Published 19/05/2015 | 00:00

Runners taking part in the 5km and 10km race in Killurin on Sunday afternoon.
Runners taking part in the 5km and 10km race in Killurin on Sunday afternoon.

Bannow/ Ballymitty, Piercestown, Taghmon/Camross


Active Retirement

Everyone enjoyed themselves at the Quiz following our last monthly meeting, thank you Kilmore Active for joining in.

The venues for the weekly walks were set, bowling and games organised. Few of us went to see 'Chess' which was excellent. The highlight will be a day trip to Dublin to the Bloom garden exhibition at the end of the month.

Should you wish to join our Active group please call Lorraine 089 4970774 or Wendy 086 2052168

GAA club news

The Pat Neville Cup Golf Tournament will take place on Friday 12th June. All enquires to Paddy Hannon please on 087 2563472.

The Club are hosting a run or dye 5k starting in Carrig On Bannow on Sunday 31st May at 5 o clock. 10 euro each or 30 euro for a team of four. Contact Bid O Sullivan 085-1002407 for more details you can also follow us on our facebook page and twitter account.

Contact Padraig Doyle 087 2414220 for the Model County Tickets. All outstanding monies need to be in this weekend please for the draw on Wednesday week.

All monies and tickets for this Tuesday evening's lotto draw no later than 7.30 down in the Complex draw takes place in Taghmon.

The Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles were in The Abbey this week with Paul" Cute Boy" Roche claiming the win with Ger Stafford and Paul Roche winning the Birdie clubs. Next up is Carrigleade.

Golf Classic

Bannow Folk and Traditional Society are holding a golf classic as a fundraiser for the Phil Murphy weekend at the Abbey Par 3 Fethard on Sea on Saturday June 20th. Tee Times 9-11am and 1pm-3pm two man teams €20 per team.

Camogie Notes

Our under 14 girls played Fethard in the League Championship on the 6th May but we lost the game on a score line of 3-2 to 1-2. Good luck in your next game girls keep up the good work.

Our under 10s played 2 blitz on 5th and 13th May and did very well winning all their games. It's nice to see our under 8s have a team now and are ready to play games, having already played one game in Kilmore we hope there is many more games to come. Best of luck to all players in their next games and to their trainers.


Best of luck to Greg Ffrench and Molly Sterling in the Eurovision semi final next Thursday night in Vienna.


Cyber Bullying

An information evening for parents on Cyber bullying will take place at Piercestown National School on Wednesday 20th May at 7pm. Come along to hear how you can keep your child safe while using the internet and modern technology.

Clothes Collection

A Lenrec Clothing Collection will take place on 25th May. Bags can be dropped to the Scout Hall (across the road from the school) before 9.30am on the morning of the 25th of May OR at the Scout Hall up on the veranda on Sunday 24th between 10am and 1pm. All funds raised go to Piercestown National School

Community Clean Up Day

Piercestown Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders were joined by some parents and friends on Saturday last for the Community Clean up day. 14 bags were collected from the three roads leading off the Church Crossroads. Thank you to Wexford Co Council who provided the bags/pickers etc and to everyone who helped out on the day. Thank you to Tony W. who donated for drinks/refreshments for the boys, it was very much appreciated. And a big thank you to everyone who turned up to do the 'picking up'. The young people would ask you to please bring home any rubbish or keep a bag in your car for rubbish so we can all try to keep our Parish clean and tidy. Well done everyone on such a big effort.

ARA club news

Day Trips advance notice: 30th May 2015 Trip to Bloom in the Park €50.00 to include Entry to Bloom/Coach and evening meal at Glenview Hotel.

ARA 2015 Annual Coach Tour: Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club are heading West on 29th 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

Dancing at Camross

The June dance will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday 5th June with music by Catherine and The Images. Dancing from 10pm to 12 midnight, doors open at 9.30pm. Admission is €8 including refreshments. Hope to see you there.

Patron dates

Please note that the patron in Coolstuff cemetary will be held on Sunday 31st May at 1.30pm and in Trinity cemetary at 2pm on same day.

Exam Mass

A Mass for all students sitting state exams will be said in Trinity Church on Tuesday 2nd June at 7.30pm. All students, families, relatives and friends are very welcome.

Camross ICA

The Guild meeting was held on May 11th with President Dympna Kelly Presiding. Sympathy was extended to Father David Murphy and family on the recent death of his brother Christy Murphy.

Dympna thanked the previous terms officers for their hard work and dedication. Margaret O'Gorman Poulpeasty read the minutes, Breda Banville read the correspondance. Margaret of Gorman of Carrowreagh gave a detailed account of the Guilds finances.

Dympna congratulated guild members recently elected at the Wexford Federation AGM. Breda Banville: Vice President, Mary Nolan: Treasurer and Alice Whitty: Sports Officer. Also the following who received highly recommended in the recent national ICA competitions Maggie Morrisey for her hand knit childs aran sweater and Eileen Redmond: photography. Dympna also congratulated guild members who took part and assisted in the recent ICA talent competition which was a resounding success with our line dancers winning the runners up position.

The guild's annual day trip will take place on Monday 13th July more details to follow. The up coming special occasions was discussed. The annual Ann Power memorial walk will take place on Sunday 24th May start 6.30pm at Camross Hall in aid of Alzheimers society. All welcome.

Breda Banville won the nicest home made brown bread competition. Raffle winners Mary Kelly and Dympna Kelly. Tea hostess Mag Kelly, Alice Codd and Mary Nolan. The guest speaker was solicitor Eadaoin Lawlor who gave a very informative talk on making a will.

The next guild meeting is on Monday 8th June at 8pm in Camross Hall. The competition will be the nicest picture postcard. new members welcome.

gaa club notes

Our Jun B Hurling team play Adamstown in the third rd of the District championship on Friday evening in Taghmon at 7.15, and our Jun hurling team are playing the Rapperees on Saturday evening in Killurin at 6pm ,all support welcome.

The Club Lotto is on tonight Tuesday in the Center when the Jackpot is €6200, so have your tickets in at 8pm.

The second monthly draw in the Co. development draw is on next week, so have your tickets and monies in with Eleanor Murphy by the weekend.

coiste na nog

Please support our Feile Fundraiser Clothes Collection on Saturday 23rd at 8.30AM. Clothes etc. can be dropped off Thursday & Friday at 7-8.30pm each evening. Any queries please contact Elaine Doyle 087-6529001.

U10's played Friday night in football, and played hurling in Clongeen on Sunday. They have their next round of Caulfield Leagueduring the week. U12's are playing football Tuesday evening against Gusserane

U14's played St. Joseph's Thursday evening and just came up short losing by 4 points. U14's continue their preparation for Feile Peile 2015. Taghmon/Camross boys are welcoming St.Mary's Ardee, Co. Louth. Further details will be published soon.

We wish the best of luck to all our underage players who are taking their exams soon.

A huge thank you to Carroreigh school for allowing us to take part in the school visit of GAA President Mr. Aogán Ó Fearghail. It was a fantastic reception given by the pupils and staff of Carroreigh. One that will last long in the memories of many.

Ladies Football

The President of the GAA Aogan O Fearghail visited St Garvans NS Caroreigh on Wednesday 13th in conjunction with the launch of Feile 15 in Wexford this year.Also visiting was the Wexford Ladies football Chairperson Denis Nolan.A surprise visitor was Connor McDonald.The Sam MCGuire also dropped in but not to be outdone the girls U14 also had the cup for Wexford Feile Winners 2015.A great day was enjoyed by all the children and the Wexford Jerseys were worn with pride. U12 result: Tag/Camross 1-0 St Fintans 2-8. U16s Tag/Camross 1-04 Blackwater 1-10. Junior A C/ship Thur 14th Tag/Camross V Shelmaliers in Taghmon @8pm Winner of Guess the Score a fundraiser for Wexford Feile was Noel O'Keefe,Duncormick.

athletics club

Another very successful day at the Co championships in Enniscorthy. 24 athletes represented Taghmon they all competed with great effort conviction and pride.

Our competitors were Muireann Hore, Brónagh O Hanlon, Hannah Roche Kelly, Lisa Marie Whitty, James Hanlon, Dearbhla O Hanlon, Aisling Kelly, Val Whitty, Chloe O Toole, Chloe Doyle, Orlaith O Hanlon, James Whitty, Devin Colfer, Hazel O Keeffe, Lucy Whitty, Ben O Toole, Shannon Wright, Laura Lynn Whitty, Jack Whitty, Becky Cashin, Irene Hanlon, Padraig Hore, Joseph Hanlon and Dylan Colfer Furlong.

We had 15 individual medals James Hanlon U14 and Joseph Hanlon U16 both took gold in their respective race walk. Dylan Colfer Furlong U16 took a great silver medal in the triple jump, pushing Padraig Hore all the way with Padraig just managing to hold out for gold by a mere 3 cm to take gold, adding to his silver medal from the hurdles. Lucy Whitty U9 in her very first Co Championships took a super 3rd place in the turbo javelin. Hannah Roche Kelly 1st in the 80m sprint final and added a bronze to her collection in the hurdles. Chloe Doyle U12 had a great day making it to the sprint finals. Her medal came later in the shot putt where she took the bronze medal.

Chloe O Toole celebrated her birthday week with a joint second in the 60m sprint and also 3rd in the hurdles. Aisling Kelly took home an impressive 3 gold medals in the 80m sprint, in the hurdles and also the high jump. Ben O Toole U 10 got very impressive 2nd in his 500m holding off very strong opposition.

The U14 girls relay team had a great race taking 2nd place. Our super team was Muireann Hore Aisling Kelly Dearbhla O Hanlon and Hannah Roche Kelly. Well done to each and everyone of our 24 athletes.

Many of our athletes qualified into semi finals and finals of the sprints showing reward for all there hard training. And we also had great results and PB's for many of our athletes in the field events.

For those who have not won a medal don't despair these are very competitive championships and they will get to compete in the B championships in a few weeks. Again huge congratulations to our 24 athletes for competing, for all the effort hard work and time put in, in order to be able to compete with the best athletes in the county.

Another successful day at the Leinster schools Brónagh O Hanlon (Presentation Wexford) won gold in the junior hammer. Then Joseph Hanlon (Ramsgrange) got 4th in walk, and Padraig Hore (CBS New Ross) 2nd in shot. Both boys have qualified for the Tailteann games. Huge congratulations to all 3 and Best of luck in the All Irelands and Tailteann games.

caroreigh NS

Caroreigh Parents Council wish to congratulate the girls and boys from Ms. Laceys class who made their First Holy Communion in St. Garvans church on 9th May and hope they all enjoyed their special day.

soccer news

The U14's had to settle for 2nd place finish in the league, only finishing up 2pts behind winners Gorey Rangers in what has been a fantastic achievement for the chaps who now get Schoolboys Medals and deservingly so.

Conor & Nicky wish to thank Jason McLoughlin for his dedication all season training the team who reaped the rewards of his knowledge of the game, Liz Boylan for washing the Jerseys also to the Parents for been so supportive all year and finally the chaps who put in a terrific commitment which did not go un noticed by various referees who praised them on and off the field of play after every game.

Best of luck to Ryan Cashin who will be part of the U13 County team that will participate in the Cremmin Cup in Tipperary at the end of the month.

Don't forget to register your child for the Soccer Camp at the end of August...all the latest news on the Club's website

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