Around the Districts

Lynn Shanley and Sebastian Conway at the opening of the Open Submission Art Exhibition in Greenacres on Saturday afternoon.
Lynn Shanley and Sebastian Conway at the opening of the Open Submission Art Exhibition in Greenacres on Saturday afternoon.

Bannow/ Ballymitty, Kilmore , Taghmon/Camross

Bannow/Ballymitty

ICA guild

We had our first meeting of the New Year on the 11th January, 2016 with a good attendance. Ours President Eileen Hannon welcomed everyone. Sympathy was was expressed to the Neville and Torpey families on their bereavements and to all families bereaved in 2015. We had our Christmas night out at Red Door Cafe where an excellent meal was enjoyed by all. Mary was welcomed into our guild.

In the months ahead we will be taking part in bowling and aqua aerobics and other activities. A Federation meeting will take place on 29th February in the Ferrycarrig Hotel.

Our next meeting will take place on the 15th February in Carrig Community centre at 7.30pm. The competition on the night is the nicest pet photograph. Hostess for the night is Aileen. We will be doing some flower arranging so don't forget to bring your flowers. New members welcome.

Bridge results

Results w/e 19th January: 1st John Hosey and Oona Dwyer, 2nd Jenni Westlaice and Maria Devereux, 3rd Margaret Quigley and Nancy Wall, 4th Maureen White and Kathleen Kennedy

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Nicky and Martin Howlin and families on the death of their mother Peggy Howlin Ballykerogue Campile in her 97th year. Her remains were brought to Horeswood church on Monday evening and she was buried in Ballykerogue cemetery after funeral mass on Tuesday at two pm in Horeswood church. May she rest in peace.

Soccer News

Corach Ramblers "Christmas Draw" took place in Colfers Pub, Carrig on Bannow. 1st prize -€100 Voucher by Mick's Car Wash and Valet-Trish Finn; 2nd prize-Hamper-Valerie Redmond; 3rd prize-10 Bales of Briquettes-Anne & Seamus Whelan; 4th prize-Bottle of Whiskey-Michelle Power; 5th prize-Bottle of Wine-Joan

Cummins; 6th prize-Box of Chocolates-Kirstie Sinnott

Free Membership Draw for Players who sold all their tickets. Winner was Seamie Kiely-U14 Player. Thanks to all who supported the Draw.

This weeks "Split the Pot" took place in Colfers Pub, Carrig on Bannow. The winner was Rajiv Kumar. Ticket was drawn by John Murphy. Winning a brilliant €811. Well done Rajiv. Next weeks draw takes place in Staffords Tullycanna at 6.30pm.

The A team had a good 4.1 win away to Tombrack today in the Neil O Sullivan cup. Against a strong wind Corach took the lead with a goal from John Staples from the penalty spot after Jon Reville was taken down.

That's how it stayed until half time . Corach grabbed another 2 through John Staples before Tombrack scored a penalty with about 15 mins left. Richie Walsh finished the game off after a good move involving Niall Harney and Jon Reville.

The B Team had no game due to a water-logged pitch in St Joseph's.

Corach ladies had a good 3 nil win away to Bunclody today. Corach dominated most of the game and took the lead after Sinead O Connor put Corach 1 up early on. Sara Byrne doubled the lead mid way through the first half. Corach kept up the pressure throughout the second period and Sara Byrne finished the game off with a great strike after a corner was delivered accurately by Geraldine Curtis. This wins puts the ladies back on top of the table .

U15 boys went down 3-1 at home to st Joseph's in the 2nd round of cup this morning. Scores were level at 1-1 at the break with the boys working hard and playing some good soccer despite heavy conditions, unfortunately a below par second half performance resulted in us going down to a disappointing defeat

U11 boys played away to Duncannon in the cup and came away with a 6:3 win,great result for the boys on a very heavy pitch,but there little hearts gave everything and considering they haven't played since November,was a fantastic team performance. Scorers were Alex power(2),jack Cleary,Tom Moran (2)and Callum Kirwan

U14 game was off due to a water logged pitch. U10 girls got a walkover because Moyne couldn't field a team.

Grantstown news

Our next big Film Evening is on 12th February at 7.30pm. The film we will be showing is called Brooklyn. Some of the film was based in Enniscorthy. Please put the date in the diary and we do hope you will be able to come and enjoy. Please ring the office on 051 561016 to book a seat. The price is €3 including popcorn. All very welcome

Volunteers: Grantstown is looking for Volunteers. If you can give even one hour of your time per week, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for Minibus Drivers, Meals on Wheels drivers, Vehicle Drivers to transport Residents to Doctors or Hospital appointments.

CE SCHEME VACANCIES: A Carers position will be coming up at Grantstown Day Care Centre in the future;

If you are interested and fulfil the criteria, Please contact Lesley for more information.

Grantstown day care centre's tea rooms are next open on Sunday 14th February from 11a.m. - 12noon. Please feel free to come along and join us, meet the Residents and Locals for a cup of Tea & Buns and more importantly a chat! All Funds going towards Grantstown Day Care Centre

Death

Deepest sympathy to Olive Quigley and family on the death of her husband John last Wednesday. His remains were brought to Ballymitty church on Saturday for 12.30 mass and he was buried in Clongeen cemetery afterwards.

Deepest sympathy to the Grant family, Balloughton on the death of Dan Grant in Carrig on Suir last week. Funeral mass was at 11 am in St Mollerens church and burial in St Mary's cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Handball news

A date for your diary a monster colcannon dance will be held in Tir nOg on 17th March St Patrick's night with music by Brendan Lee with guests The Ballycullane Mummers. Adm 7 euro refreshments served.

Condolences

Ballymitty handball club extends sympathy to Myles Byrne and family on the death of his wife Catherine. May she rest in peace.

Dance

Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir nOg music this Thursday by George Donovan.

Kilmore

Business & Tourism Group

We would like to invite local businesses to join the Kilmore Quay Business and Tourism Group. The group is a joint initiative aimed at promoting local businesses from Kilmore Quay to Baldwinstown, Bridgetown to Mulrankin, Tomhaggard and Kilmore to a wider audience under the umbrella brand 'Visit Kilmore Quay'. If you would like to join up to the initiative or find out more information please contact Deirdre Howlin at deehowlin@hotmail.com or on 086 1730085.

40th Anniversary

Congratulations to Phyllis and Brendan Hogan Gentstown on their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated this special occasion last weekend when a get to gether of all of their family celebrated this special occasion.We wish Phyllis and Brendan many more happy years together.

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy to Liam Rossitter Rackardstown on the death of his sister last week.

Scouts

Our Patrol Leaders and Ventures attended a Skills training course in Carne this weekend. They will then bring the skills back to the group where they will help upskill the rest of the scouts. All sections are busy with their programmes at present. Date for your diary. breakfast morning in Kilmore hall on Sunday 6th March.

Taghmon/ Camross

Dancing at Camross

The February dance will be held in Camross Ballroom on this Friday 5th with dancing from 10pm to 12 midnight. Music by the ever popular Checkers. Admission is €8 including The Tea.

Table Quiz

Camross Community Hall committee will hold the annual Table Quiz in Rochfords Lounge, Camross on Friday 19th February at 8.30pm. Table of four €20, raffle and the usual spots. Liam Morrissey will be in the Quiz Masters chair. Pencil this date in your diary and get your team ready.

Camross Hall AGM

The AGM of Camross Community Hall was held on Friday 29th January last. Outgoing Chairperson, Ml. Doyle thanked the officers andcommittee for their hard work and dedication during 2015, as a result of comittment a huge amount of refurbishments were carried out. He also thanked all people who supported the monthly dances and other fundraisers held in the Hall.

Fr. David presided over the election of officers and are as follows: Chairperson, Michael Doyle; Vice Chairperson, Billy Nolan; Secretary, Breda Nolan; Treasurer, Margaret Nolan; Assistant Treasurer, Margaret O'Gorman, Caro; PRO, Breda Banville; ANNCR Reps, Ann and Eamonn O'Gorman and Robert Nolan. Committee: all the above plus, Fr. David, Lar Banville, Eddie Colfer, Dympna Kelly, Brendan Doyle and Peggy Doyle.

Sympathies were extended to Robert and Breda Nolan and Dympna Kelly on their recent bereavements, also to the McLoughlin Family, Shanoule and Blackburn Family, Clonroche.

gaa club notes

Our Club Lotto was won last week ,the Jackpot €11300 was won by Robert Nolan Camross.The winning numbers were 5, 13, 23 and 27 and there were 3 match 3 winners, Leanne O'Brien, Whitechurch; John Dunne, Furlongstown and Paddy and Margaret Nolan, Bricketstown. Congrats to all our winners. The Jackpot next week 9th February will be €2,000.

Please support our development fundraising draw. Club members will be calling around the parish selling €10 tickets, with over €8000 in prizes and a years subscription to our club Lotto.

The U21 football County semi final v Ballygarret is on next Saturday at 2pm in Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy, and our minors are in the Jim Byrne Cup semi final, provisional fixture for next Sunday. Please give your support to our teams.

Taghmon ICA

The first meeting of the New Year took place on Wednesday 2oth in the Scout Hall. The meeting opened with the ICA Prayer and a vote of sympathy with the Wickham and Eustace families.

A vote of sympathy was also passed with the family of the late Georgina Rothwell. Georgina was a founder member of Taghmon ICA and a great friend to us all. She also had many roles in the Federation, including Federation President among others. She will be missed both on a personal and ICA level. Our sympathy goes to Adrian and Irvin and their families.

Demonstrations for the next few months were discussed and the next 2 meetings will be open meetings. The February meeting on Wednesday 17th will be all about promoting good bone health as we get older. this will be by Ruth Deignan from Wexford Bone Health. she will give us tips on ways to keep moving healthily. The meeting in March will be a talk on Health and Nutrition given by Michelle from Only Natural Health Food Store in Church Lane , Wexford.

Members said how much they enjoyed the Guild Christmas Dinner which was held before Christmas. It was lovely to get together for a social evening and our thanks go to the managment and staff of The Farmers Kitchen Hotel.

Get well wishes were sent to Breda Codd, Joan Bell and Eithne McCoy. The meeting concluded with a cup of tea served by Carol Gray.

Athletics club

Very well done to our two athletes that competed in the south Leinster school cross country recently in Co. Laois. Hannah Roche Kelly (St. Mary's New Ross ) finished 14 individual and qualified for the Leinsters and Aisling Kelly (Loreto Wexford) qualified as second team to progress to the Leinsters in Santry.

Community Games

The Taghmon area art and handwriting competitions are being held on Saturday 20th February upstairs in The Taghmon Community GAA Centre at 2pm. Any child from the parish from age 6 to age 15 can take part. Just come along and bring your own colours. Paper will be provided. Contact Michelle Kelly on 083 3319845 or Gillian Kelly on 086 8494309 for more information.

badminton

Taghmon's underage put in some fine performances at the Juvenile Blitz on Sunday. Well done to all the players who participated and a big thank you to the parents for transporting them to this event. In the U13 Blitz category the following players struck gold.

Singles Group 1: Libby O' Brien JOINT WINNER, Singles Group 2: Maurice Cogley O'Connor,Singles Group 3: Jack Kelly. Singles Group 4: James Kelly, Doubles Group 1: Chloe Carroll & Libby O'Brien JOINT WINNER. In the U15/|U17 category their were wins for:- Singles Group 2: John Crosbie, Singles Group 3: Evan O'Hanlon JOINT WINNER Doubles Group 1: Michael Carroll & Patrick O'Regan.

The club would like to thank Laura Lynch, County Underage Officer for a fun filled day. A big thank you to Imelda Dempsey, Club Underage Officer for taking in the entries for this event. Many thanks to Caroline Cogley for taking photos on the day. Your work is appreciated.

ADULT COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: closing date for entries is 23rd February.

Camross Macra

We are meeting every Wednesday for Sports, from 8pm, in Camross Hall, please call Jacqueline on 0877735659, to confirm as arrangements may change from time to time.

Camross Macra are heading to The Kilkenny Macra Black Tie Ball on Saturday 6th, and the next club meeting is on the 10th in Rochfords Camross. All interested are asked to attend. Contact Jacqueline for further information.

Wexford People