Around the Districts
Ballymore/ Mayglass, Piercestown, Taghmon/Camross
The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €13,800 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. 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 on 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 13th February so be sure to get yours as soon as possible.
The 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.
St Fintans Ladies
St Fintans Ladies will hold a Registration Morning on Sunday February 14th from 11am to 1pm in Ballymore. U10 €30, U12-U18 €40, Student €60, Adult €80, Non playing membership €25. Looking forward to another successful year with all our girls. Further information contact Nicky Sinnott 087 2918020 or Niamh Devereux 087 1528883.
St Fintans N.S
Mayglass N.S. are now taking enrolments for 2016. If you are considering sending your child to Mayglass School there will be an information and enrolment evening in the school on Tuesday February 23rd at 7pm, all are welcome to attend.
Free basic internet classes will be run once again across the county and priority will be given to those over 55 and unemployed people with no internet skills. For further information please contact Kristin on 0539123799 ext 138.
The family of the late Esther Rowe , Ballykereen Killinick would like sincerely thank all those who helped in any way, those that travelled long journeys for her removal and funeral mass and those who sympathised with us during our very sad bereavement. We thank you for your mass cards and a special word of thanks to Fr. Murty Byrne who so movingly celebrated Esthers funeral mass. You will always be in our prayers.
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 6 March
After months of rehearsing, set designing & building, The Ballycogley Players are ready to hit the stage with this years 3 act production; "The Cripple of Inishmaan".
The play is a dark comedy penned by Martin McDonagh who links the story to the real life filming of the documentary Man of Aran. Set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934, the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighbouring Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands.
Before "The Players" set out on their 3 act festival journey, director; Breda Hayes along with her cast & set crew will present this fantastic play in St.Michaels Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th February at 8pm nightly. Admission is €10 at the door each night. We look forward to your support!
Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Thomas(Tommy) Goff Ballymore who sadly died during the past week and who's remains were laid to rest in Ballymore Cemetery. May he rest peace.
Though it has been decribed as an easy "Tap Over" an injury time point from a free by St.Fintans man Donal Shanley secured Wexford the points when they took on Leitrim in Div 4 of the Allianz Football League.
In a game played in Bellfield Leitrim won the toss and opted to play with the wind but when the half time whistle sounded Wexford seemed to be in command with the sides level. Wexford were never in command and scarcely deserved the 0-14 to 1-10 victory with Donal scoring 4 pnts of the Wexford total.
Another St.Fintans man Jim Rossiter was introduced during the second half to bolster the back line. Well done lads , you are doing your club and county proud.
The weather played havoc again with the fixture list with no league or cup games going ahead due to the pitch conditions. Our 'Split the Pot' is proving a great success and will be a welcome boost to our development plans. Our last two winners were Ann Roche winning €490 and Brian Kielty winning €455 the previous week. Entry is just €2.
A number of our players were represented county teams. Maeve Hayes and Seren Ward have both been selected for the U14 LTC squad plus Aoife Burke and Ciara Reese were picked for the U13 LTC squad. Evan Cullen, Dan Devereux and Kyle Rankin were selected to play against Carlow in the Leinster league.
Finally our Fitness4All programme got off to a great start with a great crowd turning up for 5k walk in Johnstown Castle. We are going again next Sunday and we will meet up outside the café at 10:45
Spring Fair/Wellness Day
The parents association of St. Fintans National School Mayglass are hosting a Spring Fair & Wellness Day in Danby Lodge Hotel on Sunday February 28th from 11am to 6pm, Entry €5. There will be a vide variety of Holistic therapists available doing treatments for €10 including healing, massage, reiki, reflexology and lots more. There will also be craft, cakes, entertainment & jewellery stalls. Door prize and Raffle on the day. Full list of Therapies will be available on the Facebook page; Spring Fair & Wellness Day.
The Kilschoran Union will hold its annual fundraising table quiz in the Danby Lodge Hotel Killinick on Monday February 15th at 8pm. Please come along to support this fun night.
The Community Games Area Art & Handwriting Competition will be held in Piercestown Community Centre at St Martins Pitch on Saturday 20th February at 3.00pm. Art (U8/10/12/14/16) for Boys & Girls. Art must be of any community games activity/theme. Handwriting (U10/12) Boys & Girls. Competitors must bring all their own materials. Entry fee €3 per child. For queries contact Martina at 086-6055356 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See https://piercestownmurrintowncg.wordpress.com/ or our facebook page for updates.
The popular Record and CD fair returns to the Talbot Hotel on Sunday, 21st February from 11am to 5pm. Thousands of new, used and rare records will be on sale and visitors will also have an opportunity to sell their own unwanted CDs. For more info contact 087 0697856 or visit www.soundzpromising.com
table quiz fundraiser
The parents council of Mercy School, John's Road Wexford are holding a fundraiser table quiz in the Riverbank House Hotel at 8pm this Thursday 11th February, €20 per table of 4 people, great spot prizes and all proceeds go towards the school.
Dympna Kelly presided over the February meeting, held in Camross Hall on Monday 1st February. Sympathies were extended to the Rothwell and Cadogan families recently bereaved. Minutes, Correspondence and Finance were dealt with by Margt O'Gorman, Poulpeasty, Breda Banville and Margt O'Gorman, Caro.
Eight members will attend Federation meeting scheduled for Ferrycarrig Hotel, Mon. 29th Feb. and guild will have an entry in crochet and Simnel cake competitions. Maggie Morrissey, Marian Donnelly and Margt O'Gorman, Poulpeasty will represent guild in ICA Table Quiz to be held in Byrnes, Bree on Thurs. 11th at 8pm.
Preparations are in place for ICA Irish Night to be held in Rochfords, Camross ,Sat. 19th March and names were taken for ICA Federation Craft day, Sat. 19th March also. Camross will compete in Special Occasion Competition scheduled for 8th June, and tasks were discussed.
Additions will be made to the ICA Rockery over the next while and Craft class with Mairead O'Gorman is going to plan. The guild will be represented in the 'ICA Has Got Talent' competition and rehearsals will soon commence. The guild wished every success to new guild, Bridgetown Flowers.
After the meeting, Margaret O'Gorman, Caro taught all present how to make St. Bridget Crosses, rushes were picked from fields near and far and all went home with several Crosses. Thanks to Margt for her tuition.
Raffle winners were Mary Kelly and Mary Nolan and Breda Banville was the winner of Funniest Postcard. Mary Margt Roche and Peggy Doyle provided delicious sustenance after the meeting. The next meeting will be Mon. 7th March in Camross Hall, 8pm and new members are always welcome.
Camross Hall committee will hold the annual Table Quiz in Rochford's Lounge, Camross on Friday 19th February at 8.30pm. Table of 4, €20, there will be ten rounds of eight questions and Liam Morrissey will be Quiz Master. The usual spots and raffle and a great social event is guaranteed. Tell your friends.
Dancing at Camross
Thanks to all our avid supporters who attend our first Friday dances month after month in Camross. Refurbishments to the hall are ongoing and without your support we could not keep the hall in its present good condition.
T Bone Country will have you all 'show piecing' your steps at the March dance on Friday 4th. Adm. €8 including The Tea.
Caroreigh Parents Council
Well done to the four teams who took part in the Credit Union Quiz in the Danby Lodge Hotel on the 1st Feb last. One team in each of the u13 and the u11 categories came second, winning an extra €100 for the school.
The pupils who took part were: u13 Category Team 1 (2nd) Paddy Nolan, Devan Colfer, Grace Hornick and Val Whitty. Team 2 Cameron Doran, Caoimhe McLoughlin, Jessica Ruane and Laura Banville. U11 category Team 1 (2nd) Caoimhe Kelly, Jade Sinnott, Daniel Ruane and Orla Banville. Team 2 Molly Power, Ronan Bourke, Jack Cullen and Serenna Rochford. You did youselves and your school proud and thanks to their teachers Mr Cousins and Miss Egan.
Well done to our U21 football team over the weekend beating Realt na Mara 3-12 to 1-02 in the county semi final, they will now play Ballyhogue in the final next Saturday 13th in Patricks Park at 2pm, Please come out and support the team and get your colours and flags out again
Hard luck to our Minor football team who were beaten by Gusserane/ Fethard in the semi final of the Jim Byrne Cup over the weekend.
Our Club Lotto is on this Tuesday night in the Center when the Jackpot will be €2,000. Please have your tickets in at 8pm. Club membership is now due for the 2016 season, please forward to a member of the committee asap. Membership fees for Players is €65, Family €80, Non player €50, Student €30 and Walking / Jogging track member €20.
Macra na Feirme
Camross Macra na Feirme are having their monthly meeting on Wednesday 10th February at 8:30pm in Rochfords Bar Camross-all welcome. Membership is due in February and will cost €20 direct debit or €25 cash. This will cover 17 months of membership.
Soccer is on every Wednesday night (except Wednesday 10th February due to meeting) at 8:30pm in the hall in Camross.
Taghmon Handball Club wish to offer their deepest sympathies to the Quigley family at the loss of John Quigley. John won many titles with Taghmon handball Club and will be greatly missed by the community.
Taghmon Handball Club wish to congratulate the Taghmon National School on their handball success in the Rackard League recently. Well done to all who took part.
Thanks again for all the support at our registration night. Training will begin for underage players very soon. Keep an ear out for the official opening in March.