Around the Districts
Ballymore/ Mayglass, Our Lady's Island, Rosslare Harbour
The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €12,600 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 C. Whitmore and Janet Fitzharris shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 10,13,24,27. Many thanks for your continued support.
The womens shed held its final meeting of 2015 on December 14th in Tomhaggard social centre and will held its first meeting of 2016 on January 11th. The group is now looking forward to another fun year involving useful and exciting activities.
The "set" crew of the Ballycogely Players is busy constructing a workable unit for the groups production of The Martin McDonagh penned play The Cripple Of Inishmaan. While the cast is also busy at rehearsals in the community centre in Tomhaggard. The group will perform at all ireland qualifying festivals in Kilmuckridge, Carnew, New Ross, Ballinamore, Wexford and Kildare with Kilmuckridge the first venue on February 24th. The group will also perform at a number of local venues and we look forward to seeing our friends somewhere on the circuit.
St.Fintans star footballer Jim Rossiter was a member of the Wexford senior football squad that played a draw with All Ireland champions Dublin in the opening game of this years O'Byrne cup group A played at a sunny but soggy St.Patricks park Enniscorthy. On the funny side of things Donal Shanley who was selected to play at corner forward was credited with Wexfords first goal even though he was only returning from holidays and was not at the game.
On Sunday last Wexford took on IT Carlow in Bunclody in the third round of the O'Byrne cup with St Fintans players Jim Rossitter and Donal Shanley playing major roles in the 3-20 to 1-12 victory. Jim played at full back while Donal who contributed 5pts played at full forward. Well done lads.
Two members of the Ballycogley Players had good reason to celebrate last week. Johnny Doyle Mulrankin having spent a number of weeks at Wexford General Hospital returned home and Vera Murphy Mayglass celebrated her 70th birthday. Best wishes are sent to both from fellow members of the Ballycogley players.
Micheal Goldsmith of Crylough, Killinick was joined by a large gathering of family and friends in Ye Old Coopers Inn, Killinick to celebrate his 60th birthday on new years night. Micheal together with some family and friends sat down to a gorgeous meal early in the evening and he received a shock when he came into the bar to see so many set to join him in celebration. Happy birthday Micheal(Mike).
Daniel O'Donnell trip
A coach is heading to the Daniel O'Donnell performance in Killarney Tuesday 9th August, leaving Wexford,Enniscorthy and New Ross on Tuesday 9th. The cost for an overnight trip with accommodation in Gleneagle Hotel, dinner, B&B, show tickets and coach travel, all in package €215 per person sharing. Limited amount of places remain and a deposit of €50 secures your place on a wonderful entertaining trip. Please contact Breda Whelan 086 3258386 asap.
The St.Fintans GAA club sends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the late Jimmy Furlong Bridgetown and formally Killinick. Jimmy was a staunch member of the St.Fintans hurling teams in his youth. May he rest in peace.
National Club Draw
The G.A.A. National Club Draw is an annual event with tickets now available. Prizes include a new Opel Corsa car, a trip with the 2015 All Stars, Travel voucher, corporate football and hurling packages, All Ireland Final tickets, €1,000 shopping vouchers etc etc. Tickets are €10 each (all monies retained by the club) and are available from all club players. Tickets must be returned to Croke Park by Friday 13th February so be sure to get yours as soon as possible.
The local derby not to be missed.!!! St.Fintans V Kilmore big "Fight Night" fundraiser will take place this coming March. Keep an eye out here for ticket details and other information as it becomes available.
Club membership for 2016 is now open. Non player membership is €30 and is payable to Club Secretary Sharon Pettit or Club Treasurer Nicky Newport. Membership is registered directly with Croke Park with all paid members being allocated a personal membership number and card. Membership registration deadine is March 31st. Only members registered by this date are entitled to vote at A.G.M or any other significant club meeting.
Our Ladys Island/St.Fintans Coiste underage medal presentations for 2015 took place on Friday night last in Danby Lodge Hotel. The Clubs enjoyed an amazing year on the playing field in 2015 and celebrated some thrilling victories with a stand out Minor Football County title and an unforgettable Feile weekend ending in a Sheild title. The U12s and Juveniles also had an excellent season reaching County finals and collecting runner up medals on the night.
The club extends huge thanks to all the underage mentors who give their time, commitment and encouragement to these young stars every season. The season seems to get longer each year so it is a big commitment to manage these teams and the club wholeheartedly thanks all the management teams for their time and efforts. The club wishes to thank the parents for their commitment in getting these lads to training sessions and matches, some of which often take them to the other side of the County.
Huge recognition goes to all the young players, from the very early ages of 5/6 the majority of them are in the training field from April through to October. They wear their jerseys with pride and are a credit to their parents, families and clubs.Many thanks to our own Joey Wadding who presented the chaps with their medals on the night.
A new set of football jerseys was presented to the Juvenile team also. The jerseys were very kindly sponsored by Wright Group Ltd and the club extends its appreciation to Tony Wright for this. Wishing all our underage teams an enjoyable and exciting new season.
Following a public meeting in November 2015 to discuss the future of Ballycogley Community Hall, a committee was elected to establish the needs and the wants of the parish. The committee is now undertaking a survey of families in the parish to gather information. This will be available shortly online and in all good retail outlets around the parish.
A meeting will be held in Ballycogley hall on Thursday January 28th at 8pm to elect an action group for the village of Ballycogley. The purpose of this Group will be to come up with a plan to improve the village and make it safer, to apply for funding, and take action to implement these plans. All are welcome to attend. Please note that this is not linked to the recent meeting that was held about the future of Ballycogley Hall.
Our Lady's Island
G.A.A. Club A.G.M.
All members please note that Our Lady's Island G.A.A. Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, 17th January at 3pm in O.L.I. Community Centre. All Nomination Forms and Motions to be addressed at the A.G.M. must be returned to Rosaleen Keegan, Club Secretary, to arrive no later than 5pm on Wednesday, 13th January.
The Executive Committee would like to see as many members at the A.G.M. as possible. The Executive Committee would also like to invite anyone who may not be a member but who would like to get involved in O.L.I. G.A.A. Club to come along on17th January and get a flavour of the different activities held in the Club during 2015.
Operation transformation will resume tonight, Tuesday 12th, with weigh in between 7.00 + 7.30 pm, followed by motivational chat afterwards, €10 registration + €4 a week subscription. Prize presented on the night to the 2014 operation transformation biggest loser, congratulations to John Murphy. All in aid of Old School Development.
A Night by The Fire
,A Night by The Fire', evening of local storey telling, song + music will take place in the Old School on Friday 5th Februaary, at 8pm. Local story tellers musicians and singers will perform for a 1 hour impromptu session in the warm cosy mood-lit hall. So come along, dust off the new year's cobwebs and experience a relaxed evening with a difference. Free admission, all welcome, tea coffee + biscuits at half-time interval
Old School Cards
On 5th January, twenty-one turned up with five people going to the play off, the eventual winner was Paul Newport wih Denny Kehoe + Dick Kelly coming joint second. William Burke won the steaks. Cards every Tuesday at 8.30p.m. sharp in the Old Hall, winner takes % of pot, house prize, tea + coffee served. All welcome.
Tacumshane Knitting Group meet every Monday, at 7p.m. in Tacumshane Old School. All are welcome.
St. Paul's AC
First Results of 2016! Congrats to Ger Maloney who won the O55 masters county cross country, also finishing 10th overall! The first of many fine performances we predict to come in 2016 from Ger! Also kicking off 2016 in winning style was the U14 girls cross country team of Emma Carr, Aoife Rees, Niamh Rees & Ciara Rees, beating off Menapians and DMP into 2nd and 3rd. Well done Girls!
Our AGM takes place Saturday 16th January at 7pm in Kilrane National School. We urge all athletes and parents to attend to get all the latest news and plans for the club. Our perpetual cups will be awarded on the night also!
Kilrane NS Enrolment
Kilrane National School is now taking junior infant enrolments for September 2016. The enrolment form may be downloaded from our website www.kilranenationalschool.com or you may collect one from the school office. Completed forms should be returned to us before Friday 29th January.
KRH Village Christmas
Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Tops Community Group would like to extend their thanks to all who helped with the success of The Village Christmas, but most particularly to Fr Desmond for his help and for allowing the use of our beautiful St Patricks Church for the service, Betty O'Connell for all her help with the opening and closing of the church and Mark and Caroline Davies and staff of Hotel Rosslare for their generosity and support. A beautiful evening was enjoyed by all.
Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Tops Community Group will hold their Annual Charity Cycle on Sunday 14th February. There are 3 options of 30km, 50km and 100km. You choose your distance. Starts at Kilrane NS at 10am to Whitford, Oylegate and Ferns and return. Refreshments and homebaking served in the school on return. Registration €20 with discount for couples to €30. All Welcome. Contact Trish Kavanagh 0877159327 or Bernie Mullen 0877051733.
St. Mary's GAA
Club Lotto: No Draw last Monday. Next Draw Monday 11th January.
CHRISTMAS DRAW 2015: Thanks to All who supported our Christmas Draw which was held on Monday 21st December in Hotel Rosslare. Thanks to President Timmie O'Connor who drew the winning tickets. Winners were: Claire McDonnell, William Plummer, Kelly Dunne Fahy, Harry Roche, Clara Boggan, Suzanne Goff, John Fenlon, Kevin Brogan, Eoin O Neill, Denny Lawlor, Ivan Donoghue & Kenny Ruttledge. Congrats to all.
THE BIGGEST LOSER: St. Marys Rosslare GAA are running the Biggest Loser, this is a fun weight loss program. As part of the Biggest Loser there will be 3 events, 5km fun Run or walk on Sun 31st January, 10km Fun Cycle on Sun 21st February and a 5km Cross country on Sun 6th March. We will be providing the Complex for people to train for these events. To sign up please come along to the registration night in the St. Marys Complex on Friday 15th January at 7pm.
Registration for the Biggest Loser is €10 and you will be given a sponsorship card on the night also. All events are then free to enter. Anyone who doesn't wish to register but may like to take part in the 5km runs, walks or 10km cycle can do so but must pay €10 per event.