Around the Districts
Ballymore/ Mayglass, Kilmore
The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €12,900 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. The following numbers were drawn last week 1,4,10,21 . Many thanks for your continued support.
Dancefit Classes in Ballycogley continue on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m and Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. Forever Active 55's +continues on Mondays at 11.30 a.m. a more gentle exercise class to music. Kilmore Forever Active 55+ is on Tuesdays at 2.00 p.m. All 'pay as you go' All Welcome! Call Amanda Burke 0879713339 for info.
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 February 13th 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.
Con and Mary Doyle of the Ballycogley Players were thrilled during the past week when they received the news that they had become grandparents again. Their daughter Aine and her husband Garett brought a bouncing baby girl Liliwen into this world to the delight of the Doyles and Davies families. The happy event took place in a London hospital. We congratulate them and wish them many years of good health and happiness together.
The annual Seana Ghael function was held in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Sunday afternoon last. This is a function at which GAA players are honoured for their stalwart service over many years on the playing fields.
Jim Ryan was the recipient from the St Fintans club this year. A brilliant dual player Jim began his career at underage with Kilmore/Rathagan and he then played at adult level for St Annes before moving into Ballymore/Mayglass where he played with St Fintans with whom he finished out his player career in 1977.
Congratulations Jim on receiving a well deserved award for your services to the game.
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 Ballycogly Hall.
A 5k night run will be held in aid of the Irish Kidney Association Wexford branch on Thursday January 28th commencing at 7;30pm from the Wexford quay with an entry fee of €15. Runners and walkers are welcome and you may register online at the run Ireland website, true facebook or on the night and your number may be collected on the night from where the event starts.
Sponsorship cards are also available by contacting Nicola on 087 4150292 or email email@example.com. If you should wish to be steward on the night please contact Nicola. Why not come along with your friends for a friendly walk/run and support a worthy cause.
Killinick Charity Hunt
The local killinick hunt group held a charity hunt on December 13th last in aid of St Vincents Hospital ,Dublin Oncology unit and St Annes daycare. We are delighted to announce that the sum of €47,340.75 was raised on the day.
A special word of thanks to all who supported this worthy cause, all the riders, helpers and workers on the day, our sporting land owners, people who kindly donated ,auction and raffle prizes. Our host for the day in Wexford Equestrian, The hideout pub, The cousins family Ballyharty and Keane Auctioneers for holding the auction. The presintation took place on Friday January 15th in Whitford House Hotel. Many thanks to all who helped to make this fundraiser such a success.
U10 boys won against Forth Celtic with goals from Fionn Mulligan, Aaron Ennis, Owen Carroll and Charlie Ellard. U12 girls won against Tombrack 4:3 with a goal from Aoibheann Rankin and a hat trick from Zoe Butler. U12 boys lost away to Forth Celtic 2:1 with the goal coming from Kyle Rankin. U16 girls won against Tombrack 2:1 with goals from Seren Ward and Shannon McGovern.
Our new fundraiser 'Split the Pot' has started with envelopes available from club members and collection boxes in a number of shops. This replaces the lotto and our first winner was Martin Fanning. It is 2 euro to enter and there is a winner each week who takes half the pot.
111 beavers cubs scouts ventures leaders and families attended the Panto Snow White and Babes in the Wood at Dun Mhuire on Thurs last. It was a great night out and featured scout Josh Power and also William Troy from Kilmore. All sections are back and hard at work on their programmes. Fundraising breakfast for scouts on 6 March in Kilmore
The Women's Shed ate back in action. Last week the group had a meeting to decide upcoming events. Next Monday they are making a notice board so why not come along and join in the fun. New members welcome. Upcoming events include healthy mind awareness , eyecare, self defence and security. Computer courses and much more. Meetings 10-1 on Mondays, where the kettle is always on the boil. See Facebook page
Ballycogley Players are hard at work putting the finishing touches to their festival play The Cripple of Inishmaan which has plenty of drama and comedy. Local performances shortly so watch out for details.
Our Ladys Island/St.Fintans Coiste na Nog held their annual parents meeting last Monday night. A great number of parents attended on the night, a reflection of the ever growing strength of our current underage structure.
The meeting was chaired by 2015 Coiste Chairperson Liam Pettit who thanked everyone for their attendance and ongoing support while congratulating all the teams and mentors on a very successful 2015. The meeting addressed team submissions for the upcoming season while also assigning management teams to each age group.
The topics of membership, player insurance and sponsorships were also discussed on the night with some great participation from all in attendance.
For any parents who were unable to attend on the night a Foundation coaching course taking only a few hours will be run by the County Board in the coming weeks and any parent who has any interest in helping out for 2016 is encouraged to contact the club.
On the back of new Croke Park regulations where the juvenile affairs of a Club are managed by a Club na nÓg Committee, the officers must be assigned solely by the club itself and not through an election process at any annual meeting. Therefore there was no election of officers for 2016 at this meeting but rather a Coiste managing committee will be now be appointed by the 2 adult clubs with equal representation from both clubs.
Brian Busher had another great battle in the Junior D County Singles Final against Adam Walsh from St. Josephs last Saturday, following on from the County Doubles Final the previous week. Unfortunately it went the same way as the Doubles with Brian losing out narrowly.
The first game was tight with Adam eventually pulling away to win it 21-17. The second game was an exciting affair with great handball played throughout. It went right down to the wire and at 20-20 both players had chances to take it but Adam finally got over the line, winning it 21-20.
It is tough on Brian losing out two weeks in a row, but on the positive side, he made it to two County Finals, which is no mean feat in itself. If he keeps up this rate of progress, we will see him in the winner's enclosure sooner rather than later.
A total of 111 beavers cubs scouts ventures leaders and families attended the Panto Snow White and Babes in the Wood at Dun Mhuire on Thurs last. It was a great night out and featured scout Josh Power and also William Troy from Kilmore. All sections are back and hard at work on their programmes. Fundraising breakfast for scouts on 6 March in Kilmore
Women's Shed The Women's Shed ate back in action. Last week the group had a meeting to decide upcoming events. Next Monday they are making a notice board so why not come along and join in the fun. New members welcome. Upcoming events include healthy mind awareness , eyecare, self defence and security. Computer courses and much more. Meetings 10-1 on Mondays, where the kettle is always on the boil. See Facebook page
Drama Ballycogley Players are hard at work putting the finishing touches to their festival play The Cripple of Inishmaan which has plenty of drama and comedy. Local performances shortly so watch out for details.
Camogie registration evening 2016 takes place on Friday 29th January from 3 pm to 3.20pm and 7 to 8 pm. Membership fees as follows: underage €30, 2 family members €50, 3 family members €75, adult €50 and social/mentors €20. Membership must be paid in full. Any player who does not pay membership in full cannot train or play due to insurance regulations after the 29th.
Kilmore Athletic Club
There will be a registration night for all senior and juvenile athletes on Monday 25th January at 7pm in Kilmore Village Hall. So come along and register for 2016. New members are always very welcome all ages from 7 years upwards.