Around the Districts
Ballymore/ Mayglass, Bannow/Ballymitty, Our Lady's Island
The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €3,000 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. Congratulations to last weeks jackpot winner Willie Scallan. There is also a match three prize of €300 up for grabs each week and Kathleen Crowley and Padraig Doyle shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 4,12,18,28. Many thanks for your continued support.
The past week has been a very successful one for St Fintans'Ladies underage teams.On Monday the u14 team won away in Cushinstown with a score of 12-3 to 6-3.
On Tuesday it was the turn of our u10 girls to have their first match against local rivals St Martins.After a sporting encounter the girls won with a score of 4-9 to 2-2.Next up were the u16 ladies team who were away to Bannow / Ballymitty and won with a score of3-8 to 0-4.And finally on Thursday our u12s completed a great week for the club by winning against Adamstown at home With a score of 4-9 to 2-2.
Well done to all players and mentors. The u-16's travelled to take on Bannow/Ballymitty with just thirteen players but with some hard work and a lot of running took the spoils scoring 3-8 to the home sides 0-4. Well done all and keep up the good work.
Ceil/Set Dancing Classes
The Ceili and set dancing classes in Tomhaggard social centre will commence on Friday next May 29th at 8.30pm. Beginners and improvers welcome. Enquiries to Fintan at 087 6812690.
The Ballycogley players will hold their end of season "night out"in Greenacres lounge Tenacre on Friday May 29th at 9pm. Those wishing to attend are requested to contact Paddy Mc Guire at 087 9680419 on or before Thursday May 28th.
The St Fintans golfing society held its most recent outing at Wexford golf club on Saturday morning last. With weather conditions ideal and the course immaculate the turnout was treated to a real test in golf and at the end of the challenge Paddy Mc Guire took the spoils with Francis Doyle second and Charlie O Gorman third. Following the golf the group sat down to a lovely meal during which society captain Jim Brauneisen presented the prizes . The next outing will take place on June 20th at Enniscorthy golf club.
In light of the devastation in Nepal a voluntary collection will take place at all masses in the parish over the weekend of May 30th/31st. All donations will be channeled through Trocaire.
A concert will also take place on Thursday May 28th at 8pm in the Opera house Wexford featuring Celtic Tenors,Eleanor McEvoy,Aileen Donohoe and Tony Carty. Tickets €25-€40. All tickets sold from the Opera house 053 9122144 and all proceeds will go directly to Trocaire.
A pilgrimage to the Holylands and Marion pilgrimages will take place between October 23rd and 31st. It will include visits to Bethlehem,Jerusalem,Dead Sea,Jericho,Tiberias,Nazareth and many more places of interest. For booking contact Fr. Danny McDonald (spiritual Director) on 053 91 38521 or Teresa Wickham on 053 91 20124.
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.
The St Fintans senior football team took on Horeswood in an All County football Div.1 game during the recent past and suffered a demoralizeing defeat on a scoreline of 3-13 to 0-4.
The juvenile team played St Johns Volunteers in a Gorey Guardian football Roinn 1B championship game and was soundly beaten on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-6. The u-14 team fared no better when it took on Gusserane in a New Ross Standard Div.2 football championship game suffering defeat on a scoreline of 6-5 to 1-7.
The club was well represented on the County junior football team which defeated Wicklow in a Leinster Championship game played in Bellfield during the past week. Jim Rossitter,Joey Wadding and Conor Sinnott all played their part in the 3-18 to 0-6 victory which sets up a clash with Longford also in Bellefield on June 10th.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Ann Walsh(nee Long) Rosslare Harbour and formerly of Orristown Killinick who sadly died during the past week. May she rest in peace.
To honour Our Lady in the month of May, Mass will take place in Ballycogley Grotto at 7pm Tuesday 26th May, weather permitting. The Ballymore-Mayglass Choir will be present to add to the celebration of Mass. It is hoped that as many as possible can join together in this community celebration of faith. All welcome.
Tops Community Weekend
The Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Community Weekend will be held on 10th, 11th and 12th July 2015. Our fourth annual Community Weekend which is co ordinated by KRH Tops/Community Group.
There will be a Opening Parade, Family Variety Night, Soccer Blitz, Darts and Pool Tournaments, Strictly Come Dancing, Arts and Crafts Workshop, Maritime Exhibition, Childrens Art Competition, Blessing of the Boats, Crab Fishing, Open Air Concert with "The Backbeats" and guests, Bouncy Castles, Bottle Stall, Hook a Duck , Mouse Putt Penalty Shoot Out, Nail Art, Face Painting and much more.
The Bannow historical society had its AGM in Tir na Nog Wellingtonbridge on Monday May 18. A good crowd attended the meeting and Michael Darcy from Wexford Co Council addressed the meeting before the AGM commenced. He spoke of the three sisters ie Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny and that they were making a bid for the capital of culture 20 20.He was advised by people at the meeting of the great historical landmarks and tourist attractions within the parish and surrounding areas.
Chairperson Anne Farrell opened the meeting and thanked everyone for their help and support during the year. She then invited Rich Howlin to address the meeting and to oversee the election of officers. Rich spoke about all the events throughout the year and complimented the society on its achievements.
The society's secretary Dermot McCarthy handed out the agenda and minutes of the 2014 AGM and they were agreed and seconded.
Secretary Dermot Mc Carthy, Treasurer Mary Colfer and PRO Kevin Murphy then gave their reports and thanked the committee and members for their help during the year.
The society was very saddened by the resignation of one officer and three committee members. Mary Colfer (outgoing treasurer), Margaret Quigley, Mary Stafford and Mary Flynn (outgoing committee members).The four ladies resigned due to other commitments, but they will be sadly missed and the society would like to express their sincere thanks for all their hard work and dedication over the past few years.
The 2015 /2016 officers are as follows: Chairperson-Anne Farrell; Secretary-Dermot McCarthy; Treasurer-Padraig Kenny; PRO-Kevin Murphy. Committee members-Eamonn Furlong, Rich Donnelly, Shelly Murphy, Anne Lacey, Cathy Fitzharris, John Harper, Jim Whitty and Denis Kenny.
John Harper officially launched the field names project on the night which is a very exciting project and a society representative will be calling to landowners over the coming months to compile these field names and landmarks.
The society's membership fees are now due so we would ask all our members to renew their membership in the coming weeks and new members are very welcome.
There will be an enrolment night in Ballymitty Community Playgroup for all eligible ECCE children for 2015-2016 and for all pre preschool children eligible from age 2 years and 5 months for Sept 2015 on Wednesday 27th May at 7pm.
Please bring proof of PPS and Birth Cert for all ECCE children. Looking forward to seeing you all then.
Grantstown Day Care Centre would like to thank St Mary's Day Care Centre and Taghmon Day Care Centre for joining us during Bealtaine week.
Up Coming Events: Tuesday 26th a talk by Dicky Frederiks in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon; Wednesday 27th Pongo in the morning and music by crackling Rosie in the afternoon and New Ross Community Hospital here all day; Thursday 28th. Pongo/Chair Exercise in the morning and Ramsgrange visiting.
Pongo Winners: Paddy Sinnott, Kathy Martin, Joan Reville, Justin Curtis, Betty Neville Mick Hennessey, and Peg Flynn. Congratulations to all.
The next meeting of the hall committee will take place tonight Tuesday May 26 at 8.30 pm in the hall.
The next Sunday Café takes place in Ballymitty Hall on Sunday next May 30 from 11am to 1pm, so come along and enjoy a cuppa and a chat with some delicious home baking thrown in as well.
Kilcaven Patron takes place on Sunday June 14 with prayers at 2pm, Ballymitty Patron takes place on Sunday June 28 with prayers at 1.30 pm and the annual field day follows immediately afterwards in the school field.
The Bannow & Rathangan Show takes place on Thursday July 9 at Killag, Duncormick with all the usual classes and more, so come along and enjoy a great day out for all the family.
The Bannow & Rathangan Show have teamed up with The Irish Shows Association (ISA) and the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland (ACBI) to launch a new competition called 'The All Ireland Home Cook' and are looking for someone who can demonstrate 'Creativity with Irish Ingredients'.
If you are passionate about Irish produce and local sourcing and you've always fancied yourself as a bit of a natural in the kitchen visit www.craftbutchers.ie or www.irishshows.org to fill out our application form and give us a taste of why you think you should be crowned Home Cook 2015!
The Cook off will take place at the Bannow & Rathangan Show on July 9 with TV3's celebrity Chef Adrian.
Tullicana Music festival takes place this year on Sunday July 19 at Stafford's of Tullicanna, with Stephen Murphy and Hot Asphalt, Jimmy Clooney to name but a few performing, more details will follow shortly.
Church Gate Collection
There will be a church gate collection in aid of Our Lady of Fatima special school on the 30th and 31st May after mass.
The AGM of our guild took place on Monday, May 11 in Carrig Community Centre. We commenced the meeting by sympathies to everyone who has been bereaved over the past year. We send get well wishes to Anne Crosbie, Rene Grace and Ann Rochford and to all our members who have been sick over the past number of months. A donation of €200 was made to Grantstown Priory Church Fund from our guild.
The officers for the new year are as follows:- President Eileen Hannon, Vice President: Mai Keane; Secretary: Catherine O'Connor; Assistant Secretary: Margaret Bohanna; Treasurer: Mary Flynn; PRO: Aileen Lacey; Committee is all of the above officers together with Sheila Crosbie, Annette Doran, Mai Sweetman, Bridie Breen and Rene Grace.
The incoming President Eileen Hannon thanked the outgoing Officers, Anne Crosbie and Rene Grace for their commitment and dedication and hard work for the guild, Membership is now due and should be paid by Jun 1.
We will be hosting a Gardening evening on June 8 in Carrig Community Centre at 8p.m. It will be a very interesting evening, getting tips on what to plant for summer and other ideas also. Refreshments will be served. Raffle on the night and admission is free. So please come along and bring a friend. We have also entered the Special Occasion competition which will be held in Adamstown on June 10.
Congratulations to Margaret Bohanna and Catherine O'Connor on winning the tastiest desert. Margaret and Catherine also served lovely tea and scones. Catherine O'Connor won the raffle.
The next Federation meeting will be held on the 29th June, 2015 where we will enter the Aldi Bread Baking competition. Our next meeting will be held on the 2nd June, 2015 to finalise the Special Occasion competition. New members welcome.
The Golden Eagles
The Golden Eagles were in Carrigleade this week and Oliver Roche coming in with the best score. Jim Mackie and Oliver Roche won the birdie clubs. The monthly winners were Oliver Roche 1st Aidan Colfer 2nd and Trevor Jones 3rd. Next Sun is the Jim Bryne Memorial trophy at the Abbey at 10 o'clock
There is dancing this Thursday night May 28 in Tir nOg with the ever popular Catherine and the Images in aid of Ballymitty hand ball club. Door open 9pm adm 7 euro door prizes and refreshments served.
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 20. Tee Times: 9-11am and 1pm-3pm two man teams 20 euro per team.
Our Lady's Island
Open House Coffee
This Thursday, 28th May is Coffee Morning time again in Our Lady's Island Community Hall from 10.30a.m. to 12 noon. All invited to come along to meet friends and neighbours for the cuppa and chat.
Bank Holiday Bale Push
After the success of last year's event the novel idea of a Bale Push is back with us, we will be leaving the Church in Tacumshane after 10a.m. Mass on Sunday next, 31st May and we hope to arrive in Our Lady's Island for 11.30a.m. Sponsorship cards will be doing the rounds, and as usual your support is very welcome.
Our Lady's Island/Tacumshane senior citizens committee will hold a Cake Sale on Sunday next, 31st May, in the Club, after 11a.m. Mass. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
A special voluntary collection in aid of Nepal will be taken up after all Masses next weekend 30/31st May.
There was one winner of last week's jackpot of €4,200 (Willie Scallan) so Our Lady's Island GAA lotto now stands at €3,000. Tickets may be purchased at local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. Last week's numbers were 4, 12, 18 and 28. Match 3 winning €22 were Liz Wardick (Seller Rosaleen Keegan), Paul Lacey (Seller Nicky White) and James Sinnott (Seller Teresa Gerry Meyler Meyler's Bar and Restaurant). As always we would like to thank you for your continued support.