Around the Districts

Published 17/11/2015 | 00:00

Dominic Mahon, Kayla Doyle and Leanne Doyle at the opening of the new Audi showroom in Ardcavan on Thursday evening.
Dominic Mahon, Kayla Doyle and Leanne Doyle at the opening of the new Audi showroom in Ardcavan on Thursday evening.

Ballymore/ Mayglass

GAA Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €10,500 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 and Liz Devereux shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 4,15,17,24. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit

Dancefit/Bodytone Classes in Ballycogley continues on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. Also 'Forever Active over 55's' ~ Mondays at 11.30 a.m. a more gentle exercise class to music.

Kilmore Hall Classes: New-Tuesdays at 9.40 a.m and Thursday at 7.30pm. Forever Active Tuesday at 2.00 p.m. All 'pay as you go' Join in any time. All Welcome. Call Amanda Burke 0879713339 for info.

gaa club A.G.M

St. Fintans Club A.G.M will take place on Friday November 27th in the Scout Hall Ballymore at 8pm. Any motions/proposals must be submitted to the Club Secretary via email to before Monday 16th November. Nominations for club executives can also be submitted via email to the above address.

Underage Club

The Our Lady's Island /St Fintans GAA clubs brought their underage season at championship level to an end when playing under the name Forth And Bargy Gales they suffered a 2-12 to 0-10 defeat at the hands of Starlights in the Greenstar u-21 football premier championship quarter final played in Bellfield. The "Gales" were right in it at the break trailing by just a point 0-06 to 0-05 but a Dale Donohoe goal just after the restart set Starlights on the road to what was a comfortable victory. The clubs had a great season at underage level which is a credit to them all,their trainers and selectors.

Ballycogley Players

Following four very enjoyable nights in St Michaels hall Wexford and a night to remember in Carrig On Bannow the Ballycogley Players staged their three Hilarious one act comedies to a sell out and a very appreciative audience in the St Martins GAA complex and then moved on to Fethard on Sunday evening last.

With the curtain about to be drawn on yet another very successful and enjoyable one act season two further performances are planned,Kilmore NS on November 20th and St Leonards on November 22nd with each performance commencing at 8pm. A night not to be missed.

Ladies Football

The St Fintans ladies football club will hold its annual general meeting in the scouthall Ballymore on November 23rd at 8pm. All players,club mentors,members past and present are requested to attend. Any proposals/motions for consideration aswell as nominations for club executives should be submitted via e-mail to

I.C.A. guild

The Killinick ICA guild held its most recent meeting on November 2nd with president Mary Quirke and nineteen fellow members in attendance. A federation meeting will be held in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on November 30th and the christmas party has been arranged for Thursday November 26th in Kellys Hotel Rosslare.

The competition winners were 1st Mary Fenlon 2nd Leish Mc Donnell 3rd Cathy Byrne and the competition for the next meeting is for the nicest christmas table center. The winner of the raffle was Teresa Pettit. The hostesses for the next meeting on Monday December 7th will be Mary Quirke and Leish Mc Donnell.

Award Winner

Congratulations to St Fintans girl Emily Coakley who received her Leinster Young Player of the year award at the All Star banquet over last weekend.

Boxing Club

It's all go in the Bridgetown area with the initial stages of a boxing club being put in place at a meeting at the local community hall.

Cllr Mick Roche the organiser said this is creating a lot of interest around the locality there is a massive catchment area around Bridgetown ranging from Kilmore, Duncormick, Rathangan, Murrintown, Ballymore and Mayglass. Also this would be very beneficial for everyone children and adults alike to get involved.When asked what would be needed in the future, Cllr Mick Roche said.

We are having a meeting on November 19th in the AOH hall in Bridgetown at 8pm to form a committee and pick a name for the club. Everyone welcome. In the future we will be looking for coaches and sponsorship for all the gear that is needed. Funding will play a major part in getting this of the ground. So if anyone can help out or have any ideas please contact 0861004550 or email

Seniors Christmas Party

The Ballymore-Mayglass Senior Christmas Party will be held in Danby Lodge Hotel on Sunday December 6th at 5.30pm. Tickets will be distributed in the coming weeks. The Parish Council Christmas draw (which helps fund the party) will take place on Sunday December 13th. Tickets will be available in local shops and by ticket sellers. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Rosslare Harbour

St Paul's A.C.

The 2nd day of the Leinster Cross country championships took place recently. Absolutely dire conditions faced our athletes running in JFK park, but we had 6 athletes who ran excellent races despite the mud and rain.

Conn Mernagh finished 22nd overall and was second scorer on the Wexford U11 team who got bronze in the Leinsters .The Wexford team are now qualified for the All Ireland cross country.

Robert Stirling in 64th will also be on the county team, whilst Zalan Kovacs in 113th may also be on the team (awaiting team announcement).

Aoibhinn Mernagh also ran well finishing in 33rd was the second scorer on the U13 Wexford team who finished a very good 5th. Sarah O'Donoghue was 71st in the U15 girls. Sammy Delaney was 38th in the U17 boys.

Please note all our athletes were running up one year of their age groups, which makes their results even more impressive!

Well done to all athletes! Cross country races can be very tough, and with the weather so bad we have to commend them on racing so well!

The Winter League has now started, the second round takes place Saturday 21st at CBS New Ross. Races start at 2pm. Best of luck to everyone!

Thrift Fund

A reminder to all those who save in the Thrift Fund that the last day for making lodgements if Saturday 21st November 2015. All cards must also be handed into the Railway Social Club on the same day between 11 am and 12 noon. Thank you.

St. Mary's GAA

Lotto: Jackpot €5,000. Last week's No's : 3-13-24-25. Bonus 37.. No Winner. Match 3 winners Cian, Eoghan &Robbie. Paddy Meyler. Next Draw Monday 16th November.

AGM 2015: the Annual General Meeting of St Mary's G.A.A. club will take place on Sunday 6th December at 3pm in The Paddy Roche Centre, Tagoat.

CHRISTMAS DRAW: Tickets are now on sale for our Annual Christmas Draw which will be held on 21st December. There are some fantastic prizes to be won and all monies raised will go directly back into the club. Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5. We will be calling door to door in your area in the coming weeks or alternatively you can contact Niall McDonnell, PJ Lawlor, Paul Murphy, James Sheil, Kevin Power, Helen Duggan, Corinna Sheil, Roy Ryan or Colm Doyle for tickets! If your not in you can't win!

Camogie Club AGM

The St Mary's Camogie Club AGM will be held on Tuesday 24th November in the clubhouse beginning at 8 pm. All are welcome to attend. We would welcome any member of the community who has an interest in coaching or becoming a member of our committee. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the night. Thanks.

Senior Citizens Party

Our Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held on 7th January 2016 in Hotel Rosslare at 1pm. Anyone of the senior age who would like to come and join us please leave your name in the Post Office. There were be a charge of €5 per person. Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Sympathy is extended to Bridgie Boyce and family on the sudden death of her cousin Andrew Sinnott of Fishguard. Andrew is the son of Ned and the late Katie Sinnott, Kilmore. He also leaves a wife and four children and is very sadly missed by all, including the extended Sinnott, Busher and Newport families. May He Rest in Peace.


Dates for your Diary: Thursday 19th November-Christmas shopping trip to the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin. Coach Prices are €10 for ARA members and €15 for non members.

Thursday, 10th December-Our annual Christmas Meal at the Hotel Rosslare. Full details will be available soon.

We continue to remember in our thoughts and prayers those of our members who are currently ill.

kilrane ICA

The guild meeting on Wednesday 4th November at the Community Centre, Kilrane was opened, and members welcomed, by the president Carmel Lonnergan.

There was a short business agenda this month and afterwards members had a lively discussion about different activities for the guild, many ideas were tossed around but no definate conclusion was reached on the night.

On Tuesday 27th October some members participated in a County Federation bowling competition at LeisureMax,Wexford. Our own Betty Halligan and her team came second and she proudly wore her medal. Well done Team Betty.

The members enjoyed themselves so much that one of the activity mooted was to form a bowling team early in the new year. Gamblers Inc. continue to hold their cards school every Wednesday night-fortunes won and LOST but no fisticuffs reported so far! Pilates is very popular and going strong. The cycling club continue to enjoy their countryside ramble, weather permitting.

The Christmas lunch will be held on 15th December at The Yard, Wexford. Non members welcomed, please contact the president or secretary.

Guild member Ailean Ironside gave a very interesting talk on how to make simple items into pieces of art suitable as Christmas or birthday presents, tree baubles or some object for the house. This was greatly enjoyed by all.

The meeting came to an end with the usual social half hour. Hostesses for the evening were Kathleen Doyle and Maura O'Connor.

Next guild meeting will be in Kellys Hotel, Rosslare Strand on Wednesday 2nd December.

Cooking Demonstration

A European Cooking Demonstration with Emmett Maher, head chef of the Brandon House Hotel will take place on Thursday 26th November at 7pm in St. Mary's Day Care Centre, Tagoat.

Tickets are €10 per person available on the door or in Tagoat School office from Deirdre, Complimentary Glass of wine and some tasty food samples included.

Contact 087 6465646 for more info.

Environment Group

At the annual Wexford County Council Environment Awards held on the 9-11-2015, the Rosslare Harbour / Kilrane Environment Group achieved 1st place in the 'Best Community Biodiversity Project' for their work in the old 'Landfill' site, 2nd place in the 'Best Community Project to Improve Accessibility in Garden / Parks' for the work in widening the entrance to the Kirwan's Garden section of the Village Park.

The group also achieved 2nd place in the category 'Best Community Coastal Management Initiative' for their work along the Cliff Walk. Congratulations to all involved in the projects, well done to all of you.

Congratulations also go to Westwinds Residents Association who took 3rd place in the category 'Best Environmentally Aware and Presented Housing Estate', Keep up the good work.

The annual raffle and Christmas Card sale fundraiser will take place on Friday, 11th December 2015 at Murphy's Supervalu from 9am to 8.30pm. Christmas Cards are available from various outlets including Esso, Teresa's Shop, Supervalu, Vera Fox or a committee member.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods such as toasters, kettles, DVD players, hairdryers, electric drills etc, is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club and is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30am, weather permitting. The WEEE bin is being filled by the Community approximately every 2 months. Well done.

The Group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Environment Group'

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