Around the Districts

Published 08/09/2015 | 00:00

Rosie and Ellie O'Shea at the concert fundraiser for Sam O'Shea in Greenacres Art Gallery.
Rosie and Ellie O'Shea at the concert fundraiser for Sam O'Shea in Greenacres Art Gallery.

Ballymore/ Mayglass

Underage Ladies gaa

Once again we entered an u8 team into the u8 girls football blitz inTaghmon. The girls had a fantastic day and played lovely football in all their games. A big thank you to everyone who helped out with Sinead, Aveen, Rebecca, Jessica, Jolie, Grace, Leah, Kate and Tara.And great fun was had by all.

Our U10 Girls travelled to St Annes, Rathangan to play in their end of season blitz. It was a fun filled morning with lots of great football! Fantastic way to finish off our season. This amazing group of girls have trained hard and played matches with heart and determination that has to be commended and admired. They are a credit to their parents, our club are so proud of you all! Hope to see you all again next year.

On Sunday morning last our u12 girls played their County Final in Wexford Park against Blackwater.What a final we witnessed!. Score for score for three quarters of the game , St Fintans were 1 point down going into final quarter,alas, Blackwater finished slightly stronger to emerge winners with a scoreline of 3-3 to 1- 5.Well done girls, your courage and skill was admired by all.

We would like to say thanks to those involved in training and organising this super group of twenty five girls during the season. We must not forget our vocal supporters whose cheers rang out around the Park on a sunny Sunday morning.

gaa Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €7,500 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the 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 .Last weeks numbers were 5,12,21,24..

Clothes/Textiles

Its that time of year again, as we say goodbye to our Summer and get back to school and Autumn/Winter many of us will be clearing out the wardrobes and drawers. A unwanted Clothes/Textiles Collection will take place in late September in St.Fintans G.A.A. Clubgrounds. Unwanted bags can be left into the Clubhouse on the following dates:

Saturday September 12th at 11am in the club house,Sunday September 20th at 11am in the club house and Sunday September 27th at 11am in the club house. Collection of bags from you house can also be arranged by contacting Shane on 086 8139925 or Darragh on 085 1072449.

Any Clothes, Paired shoes, Belts, Handbags, Curtains, Towels, Soft toys are accepted. Old mobiles phones and laptops can also be donated but please keep them in a separate bag from the clothes/textiles. Items which are donated and collected, if re-wearable/re-useable are exported to Africa and India or other foreign markets and, if not, are recycled in Ireland for items, such as, soundproofing for buildings and industrial wipes for factories. Therefore, ensuring nothing goes to landfill.

More details will be communicated here over the coming weeks aswell as door to door leaflets so clear out those drawers and presses and let your unwanted clothes raise funds for your local club.

St Fintan's Rose

Please note due to the Relegation Final on Saturday Darragh Wrights "Wax on wax off" Rose fundraiser will now take place on Saturday September 12th in Coopers Inn at 9pm.

Bereavement

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Annie Dower formanly of Dungarvan and Sinnottstown lane who sadly died during the past week and whose remains were laid to rest in Ballymore cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Grotto Harvest Mass

In thanksgiving for the harvest and our daily bread, mass will be held in Ballycogley Grotto at 7pm Thursday September 10th, weather permitting. The Choir will be present to add to the ceremonies and it is hoped that as many as possible can join together in this community celebration of faith.

Church Gate Collection

A church gate collection will be taken up in all churches on 12-13 Day of September 2015 for the Severely Intellectually Disabled, Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Minor Football

Ballymore was the venue during the past week when Our Ladys Island/St Fintans played St Johns Gales in the quarter final of the minor football championship. This was an excellent game with both sides contributing in good sporting fashion. The home team had the star player in Robert Coakley ably assisted by Jarlath Molloy in goal,Aidan Pettit,Philip Foley who scored three goals,Sam Berry a goal and those had the backing of fellow team and squad members. The final score was Our Ladys Island/St Fintans 4-05 St Johns Gales 3-04.

Scouts registration

Registration for new scouting year will take place in Tomhaggard social centre on Wednesday September 9th from 7-8pm. There's very limited places in cubs (age 9-11) and scouts (12-15). There's place in beavers (age 6-9) and Ventures (15-18) groups. Meetings will resume for cubs on Wednesday 16th September from 7-8.30pm, beavers Saturday 19th September from 10-11.30 and scouts and ventures Wednesday 23rd September from 7-8.30pm. Any details contact 0876858480.

Women's Shed

The Shed resumed in Tomhaggard social centre on Monday September 7th from 10am to 1pm. It is open to any ladies who want to learn new skills, share own skills or just come along for a chat and cuppa. There's plenty of exciting activities planned for the next few months. Cost is €5 each towards running costs of the group.

Drama

Ballycogley Players are putting the finishing touches to one act plays selection. Anyone interested in getting involved or reading for a part should contact any member of the group. The comedy plays will be performed during the opera festival and other local venues.

Relegation Playoff

On Saturday evening last in Grantstown when the sun shone and the elements were calm the St Fintan's senior football team played Horeswood in a crucial game to determine its status for the coming year.

Playing into what looked like the scoring end based on the number of failed chances by both sides into the "road"end goal Shane Sinnott opened the scoring from a free for St Fintans to be quickly followed by a Jason Pettit point and it was shortly afterwords that Horeswood got on the score sheet with a point from play.

It then looked like a Jason Pettit goal would settle the Ballymore/Mayglass men but Horeswood were to quickly reply with a major of its own and this was to be the overall pattern of the first half. A further Jason Pettit point and three pointed frees from Donal Shanley left a half time scoreline of St Fintans 1-06 Horeswood 2-03.

On the resumption St Fintans started brightly but failed to capitalise on some excellent scoring chances and what in general was a very sporting encounter now developed into a nip and tuck affair untill Horeswood scored its third goal and from then till the final whistle St Fintans were always playing catch up.

To try and freshen things up during this period St Fintans made a number of changes with JW Rowe replacing Jason Pettit,Peter Goldsmith replaced Padhraic Rossitter and Shane Sinnott took over from Kevin Day who retired injured. The final score read Horeswood 3-06 St Fintans 1-10 thus St Fintans will play at intermediate level in the coming season.

Wedding Bells

We congratulate three young men from the parish all of whom got married during the recent past . We wish them and their partners a life of good health and happiness together.

Killinick man Alan Goldsmith was first as he joined his new wife Rosie Doyle Bridgetown at the alter,Mayglass man Adrian Murphy travelled to Clongeen to join Joanne Stafford on their special day while another Mayglass man Jamie Codd travelled all the way to Kildare to join Robyn O Sullivan to make their nuptial vows.

Baby Joy

Congratulations to Maura Carroll and Frank Staples on the birth of their baby son Michael on Saturday afternoon last.

Killinick Project

The Killinick Project will hold a meeting on Saturday September 12th 5.30 p.m. in the Killinick Village Hall in order to set up a Parish Council.

Over the coming year or so a Village Plan will be put together to rejuvenate Killinick Village. To make this happen an action group must be set up in the form of a local Parish Council, bringing in as many individuals as possible to represent the local community. If you think that you may be interested, we would greatly appreciate your attendance. All persons welcome.

Kilmore

Scouts registration

Registration for new scouting year will take place in Tomhaggard social centre on Wednesday 9th September from 7-8pm. There's very limited places in cubs (age 9-11) and scouts (12-15). There's place in beavers (age 6-9) and Ventures (15-18) groups. Meetings will resume for cubs on Wednesday 16th September from 7-8.30pm, beavers Saturday 19th September from 10-11.30 and scouts and ventures Wednesday 23rd September from 7-8.30pm. Any details contact 0876858480.

Women's Shed

The Shed resumed in Tomhaggard social centre on Mondday 7th September from 10am to 1pm. It is open to any ladies who want to learn new skills, share own skills or just come along for a chat and cuppa.

There's plenty of exciting activities planned for the next few months. Cost is €5 each towards running costs of the group.

Drama

Ballycogley Players are putting the finishing touches to one act plays selection. Anyone interested in getting involved or reading for a part should contact any member of the group. The comedy plays will be performed during the opera festival and other local venues.

KIlmore United

Kilmore Utd are holding a Golf Classic on 19th September in St. Helens & entry per team of 4 is €80 with scramble format (best ball). There will also be prizes for nearest the pin & longest drive, for any queries or to book a tee-time (after 11) please contact either Cormac on 085-1296579 or Junior 086-8139842.

To facilitate under-age player registration & collection of membership Kilmore Utd will be holding an under-age registration day next Saturday up in pitch from 10am-12 noon. All schoolboys playing next Saturday will need to register before then so contact relevant manager to ensure the paperwork is in order. Membership Fees for coming season is €50 per player aged u-12 to u-16, €25 for u-10's & €15 for u-6's & u-8's, with family discounts for those with more than one member.

ICA News

Welcome back to the ladies of Kilmore Quay ICA Guild, we held our, first of the season, meeting at the Stella Maris Centre. The Patchwork mornings start on 9th September at 10am. Any ladies interested in joining us, are more than welcome to come, even if only to look and admire.

Dates for the diary: Charity walk 13th September in Kilmore Quay, 2.30pm; Patchwork class Thursday 8th October in Stella Maris Centre, 10am-4pm, members and non-members welcome; Seniors' Christmas party in Danby Lodge 29th November, more details nearer date.

Church Gate Collection

A church gate collection will be taken up in all churches on 12th/13th September for The Severely Intellectually Disabled. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Wedding bells

Congratulations go to Jason Moore son of Jimmy and Linda who were married on Saturday in Poland. Best wishes for the future go to Jason and his wife Karolina.

Best wishes also go to Isolde Roche, daughter of Charlie and Jerry who tied the knot last week in Horetown House with Mark Jennings from Scotland.

Congratulations to Anthony and Michelle Mernagh on their recent nuptials also.

Sympathy

Sympathy to the family of Ned Sheil, formerly of Kilmore who passed away recently in England.

Active Retirement

Kilmore Active Retirement will hold the first meeting of the autumn on Thursday 10th September at 7.30pm in the Kilmore GAA clubrooms. Members and anybody who may have an interest in our activities are invited to come along and will be made more than welcome. A programme for the remainder of 2015 will be presented by the executive committee at the meeting for discussion and adoption.

SCOPE annual meeting

Kilmore SCOPE (Steering Committee for Older People) will hold is annual general meeting on Wednesday 16th September at 8pm. in the AOH hall, Bridgetown. We would welcome all members and people who have an interest in our work to come along to this meeting.

The main highlight of the year would be the great success of our information office and especially the Jobs Initiative which in now just over twelve months in operation, while the pendant alarm for older people continues to be a popular request for pensioners and especially those people living alone. So please come along to the meeting and support our work in the community.

Kilmore Community Hall

Our breakfast morning restarts this Wednesday 9th. Full Irish will be served from 9.30am to 12noon.If you want to pop in to meet new people, catch up with friends or family, or just to relax read the newspapers and enjoy breakfast, you are all most welcome to this lovely social morning.

Forever Fit starts Body Tone Fitness class on Tuesday morning from 9.30am to 10.30am. Class for 55s+ continues on Tuesdays from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.Contact Amanda on 087 97 133 39.

Yoga restarts on Wednesday 23rd September at 8.00pm.Contact Eileen Rowe on. 087 68 042 79. Pilates continues on Thursday mornings at 10.30am. Contact Theresa on 085 46 205 52. A new Hatha Yoga class starts on Friday mornings from this week at 10.00am. Contact Julie O'Reilly on 087 12 507 20.

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