Around the Districts

Published 24/11/2015 | 00:00

Ballymore/ Mayglass

GAA Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €10,800 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 Darragh Wright shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 11,14,22,25. 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.

Fintans AGM

Fintans St. Fintans AGM will take place this coming Friday night, 27th, at 8pm in the Scout Hall Ballymore. The Club encourages all members past and present aswell as non members and underage parents to attend. The AGM is a very important date in the calendar and allows the club to strengthen our structure and plans going forward.

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players made the trip to Fethard on Sunday week last and staged their three Hilarious one act comedies to a sell out and a very appreciative audience in St Marys hall and then brought what was a very successful and enjoyable season to a close with further performances in Kilmore N.S and St Leonards.

The proceeds from the Kilmore night went to the Mulrankin church Bicentenary fund and the Wexford Able Disabled in association with South East Motor club benefitted from the night in St Leonards.

The group would like to sincerely thank its loyal supporters,sponsors and the many fine people we had chance to meet during a great season of fun. Looking forward to the next one already.

Rose Of St Fintans

Following many months of preparation for the fundraising venture of the St Fintans GAA club of which the end product was to crown a "Rose"of the club. The first task was to select a participant from Fuddletown, Mooretown, Ballymore, Cregg, Ferney Hill, Tenacre and Adamstown.

The choosen participants were then to fundraise with the amount raised having no bearing on the result. With club secretary Sharon Pettit and Frank Staples chairman of the organising committee keeping the pressure on the task of selecting a rose from each area began.

Though choosen as rose of Fuddletown following a protracted battle with Dylan "Dolly" Ryan, Barry "Babs" Ryan, Bob "Becky" Quilty and Larry "Lola" Devereux, Josie "Cyrus" Cullen felt he was the right choice. The choice of Australian born beauty Betty Jane as the Mooretown Rose was never in doubt with the "king of the plough"a more suitable contest for the opposition in Maurice "Molly" Day and Dermot "Daisy" Day.

In seeing off strong opposition to represent Ballymore Barbara "Blondie" Wright was crowned rose for the second time having taken a similiar title in Multi Farnam in 1991. The night Deirdre Wright was choosen to represent Tenacre was said to resemble '96 such was the buzz in the local pub but the opposition in Enda Newport and Tom Kehoe declined to join in the celebration.

Perhaps it was his reputation but Nikita Popplewell seemed to have frightened off any notable opposition for the title of Ferney Hill rose with only Paddy Mac taking up the challenge. The battle of the Staples brothers for the title of the Cregg rose never materialised with Francesa Red taking the easier challenge for the Adamstown rose with only Patricia Jane Carroll posing a treat.

This left the way clear for "Conchita" Hacker Staples to represent Cregg with many saying that his aggressive nature frightened off any serious opposition. Fundraising now got underway with many and varied methods used ie BBQ,Halloween fancy dress,table quiz,cake sale,and raffle for a trailer load of blocks etc.

The big night finally arrived ,the Danby Lodge suitably lit,Shane Sinnott on sound the make up applied and all was set for the MC of the evening Dermot Cullen to open the show with a big welcome to the large crowd in attendance. Dermot then invited each rose in turn on to the stage questioning them as to why they decided to take part and if they had been prompted by someone to do so and he then asked them for their party piece and in this we were treated to song,dance and even a magician.

At the interval tickets were sold and each ticket was deemed as a vote and these tickets were placed in a box of your choice with a box representing a candidate . These tickets were also used for the raffle.

While the votes were counted Dermot once again called the roses onto the stage and this time dressed in their swimwear. With both the audience and contestants anxiously waiting on the result chairman Frank Staples took the microphone to announce Barbara "blondie"Wright as the first St Fintans rose.

Barbara made her first public appearance at the fundraising breakfast morning held in Ye Olde Coopers Inn. Rumour has it that a number of the roses still wearing makeup and the scars of the previous night turned out to play with the local All Blacks soccer team.

The club says a "BIG" thanks to those that supported and helped out in any way .

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. Please reply to Margot Finn (087 9808210) or Anne Mullins (053 9135307) before Tues. Dec. 1st if attending.

Tickets for the Parish Council Christmas Draw (which helps fund the party) are being sold now by committee members and in local shops. your support will be greatly appreciated.

Ballycogley Hall

A meeting will be held in Ballycogley hall on Thursday November 26th at 8pm to discuss the future development of the hall in order to meet the needs of the community. We encourge everyone to come along and have their say.

Thrift Fund

Thrift fund books will be taken in next weekend, November 28th/29th.

The Killinick Project

A committee has been formed the purposes of continuing the work of The Killinick Project. The purpose of the committee is to identify and implement projects within the limits of available funding and other resources that will be of benefit to the community of Killinick village.

The committee members are: Edward Goggin (Chairperson), Imelda Kehoe (Secretary), Gillian Goggin (Treasurer), Frank Staples (Committee member). Committee contacts-Email: killinickproject@gmail.com Facebook-KillinickProject

Bannow/ Ballymitty

Bridge Results

Results for w/e/ 3rd November: 1st Mick and Leo Harpur; 2nd Margaret O'Donoghue & Eileen Stenning; 3rd Marie O Connor & Kathleen Farrell; 4th Sean & Siobhan O Riordan

The Brendan Hederman Cup will be played on Tuesday 24th November at 7.30 p.m. (Members Only on this Night)

Music group AGM

Bannow CCÉ AGM will be held on Wednesday 25th November at 8.30pm in Danesacastle National School. All welcome.

Decoration Competition

Duncormick Area Action Group are running a Decoration Competition. The challenge is to make a Christmas Decoration by recycling and up cycling. We ask that you use any of the following items, old DVD or CD discs, cardboard, newspapers, plastic or glass bottles, tin cans, egg cartons etc.

All entries will be displayed and judged at our "Annual turning on of the Christmas Tree lights event" in Duncormick Village on Saturday evening 5th December 2015 at 7pm. There will be two categories-Junior Section, Infants to 2nd Class and Senior Section, 3rd Class to 6th Class

We will have 3 prize winners in each category 1st, 2nd & 3rd all receiving a Gift Voucher.

Please submit your entries to Rathangan N.S. contact Sharon Mernagh, or to Danescastle N.S. to Philomena Cahill on or before 1st December. For further enquires contact 087 9544307.

Please note the competition is only opened to Primary School going children.

Bridgetown College

Bridgetown College will hold its Enrolment Day for incoming 1st years for September 2016 on Saturday 28th November from 9.30am - 1pm.

FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS

Following on from the success of our recent Facebook for Business events the digital media experts in iCandy Marketing will be running another Facebook for Business Training event in the office of Bridge PC Repair, Wellingtonbridge on Thursday 26th November from 6.00pm-9.00pm.

The course costs just €60.00 and each attendee will receive a free redesign of their profile and cover photos. Places are limited so book today. Call Zoe in iCandy Marketing on 051 560767 for more information.

Dancing

Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir Na nOg in aid of Ballymitty hand ball club with music this Thurs 26th November by Eugene Ffrench. Come along and enjoy the dancing.

Christmas Sale

The annual Christmas sale held in aid of Balloughton Church funds takes place on Saturday 5th December at 2pm. The sale will include a raffle, cake sale, bric a brack, toys and good as new stalls etc. Delicious afternoon tea and coffee will be served. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Robert & Niamh McCarthy, Knockbine on the birth of their baby boy Loughlin on Friday 13th November.

Sunday Café

The Sunday Café takes place on Sunday 29th November from 11am to 1pm in Ballymitty Hall, come along and enjoy some delicious home baked cakes, bread, tarts and have a chat to neighbours and friends, so hope to see you there.

GAA club news

No winner of the last lotto which will stand at 10,400 on Tuesday 1st Dec. One match three number winner James Boyce Amberstown who received €200 well done. Tickets are €2 each or a book for €10 and can be purchased from the Post Office Carrig, Sea breeze Laundrette Carrig, Tir Na Nog Wellington Bridge or any Club Officer.

Our u21 football team bowed out of the championship on Saturday last when Crossabeg/Ballymurn took the game at great ease. We were joined with Clongeen under the name St. John's Gaels.

A big bingo will take place in Carrig Hall on Saturday 5th December, with €2,000 in prizes money to be won.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown

notes

If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10am on Friday morning.

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €10,500. The winning numbers were 11,14,22,25. Congratulations to the five match 3 winners who each received €60. The match three winners were; James Sinnott, Mairead Lambert, Paddy O'Neill, Diarmuid Furlong, Darragh Wright. The next jackpot stands at €10,800 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 24th November at 8.30pm.

Rapunzel Fundraiser Casey Doyle, aged 10 is donating her hair for Rapunzel Foundation and Fundraising money for Crumlin Childrens Hospital. Sponsorship cards are in Geelans, Goldsmiths and all local establishments. Date of hair cut is 30th November. Please donate generously for this very worthy cause.

Pike People's Mass

The remembrance mass held recently in Cleariestown Church for all deceased pikemen and pikewomen in Cleariestown, Rathangan and Duncormick was a great success. Many thanks to Fr. Roger O'Neill and Fr. Jimmy Ryan, the Male Voice Choir, to all who helped with in the hall afterwards and anyone else who helped in any way and especially to all who attended the mass. A wonderful night was had by all.

duncormick xmas Lights

The Christmas tree lights will be switched on in Duncormick Village on Saturday 5th December at 7pm. There will be Carols, music and light refreshments and Santa will drop by.

Fundraiser Night

A Fundraiser Night in aid of IHCPT (Irish Childrens Pilgrimage Trust) Trip to Lourdes will take place on Saturday 28th November in the Temple Bar, Rathangan 9pm til late with music by Freeway. Door prize and Raffle. Finger food on night. Tickets €5. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

DRUG AWARENESS

A Drug Awareness/Information night to help people understand more about drugs and its effects will take place in Rathangan Hall on Wednesday 25th November at 7.30pm.

Speakers from HSE will be present to discuss a vast range of issues including commonly used drugs, its effects and the risks involved, signs and symptoms of drug usage and how to deal with the situation if you suspect someone has taken drugs.

Drug availability is all around us and we hope the people of the Parish will avail of this opportunity to learn more about its dangers. Tea/coffee and refreshments served.

st. anne's gaa

Dates For Your Diary: Coiste AGM-Friday 27th November in the Clubhouse at 8pm; St. Anne's Adult Club AGM-Friday 4th December in the Clubhouse at 8pm.

Club Shop: St. Anne's Shop for all your training needs & "Christmas Presents". St. Anne's Shorts, Jerseys, Training Tops, Hoddies, Polo Shirts, Skorts, Socks, Rain Jackets and Beanie Hats. Now in Stock is our New St. Anne's Skinny Tracksuit Pants-Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 €35-Age15-16, Small, Medium Large etc €40-Call/text Ann 087/2076869 or email stannesshop@gmail.com

FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS

Following on from the success of our recent Facebook for Business events the digital media experts in iCandy Marketing will be running another Facebook for Business Training event in the office of Bridge PC Repair, Wellingtonbridge on Thursday 26th November from 6.00pm-9.00pm.

The course costs just €60.00 and each attendee will receive a FREE redesign of their profile and cover photos. Places are limited so book today. Call Zoe in iCandy Marketing on 051 560767 for more information.

Enrolment Day

Bridgetown College will hold its Enrolment Day for incoming 1st years for September 2016 on Saturday 28th November from 9.30am 1pm.

Decoration Competition

Duncormick Area Action Group are running a Decoration Competition. The challenge is to make a Christmas Decoration by recycling and up cycling. We ask that you use any of the following items, old DVD or CD discs, cardboard, newspapers, plastic or glass bottles, tin cans, egg cartons etc.

All entries will be displayed and judged at our "Annual turning on of the Christmas Tree lights event" in Duncormick Village on Saturday evening 5th December 2015 at 7pm. There will be two categories-Junior Section, Infants to 2nd Class and Senior Section, 3rd Class to 6th Class

We will have 3 prize winners in each category 1st, 2nd & 3rd all receiving a Gift Voucher.

Please submit your entries to Rathangan N.S. contact Sharon Mernagh, or to Danescastle N.S. to Philomena Cahill on or before 1st December. For further enquires contact 087 9544307.Please note the competition is only opened to Primary School going children.

Tagoat

St Mary's Day Centre

CHRISTMAS BAZZAAR: Keep Wednesday 9th December free for our xmas sale and open day at St Mary's Day Centre, lots of goodies, presents, and much, much more. More information closer to the date.

CHRISTMAS SWIM: Any volunteers to dip their toes? or maybe more? for a very good cause. If so please phone Siobhán on 053-9132624 for further information.

GET WELL: St Mary's Day Centre would like to wish all our absent patrons a speedy recovery and we hope to see you back with us soon.

St Mary's GAA

Club Lotto: Jackpot €5,100. Last week's numbers 5-9-12-31. Bonus 34. No Winner : No Match 3 winners Next Draw Monday 23rd 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.

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