Around the Districts

Published 17/02/2016 | 00:00

In Rathangan Hall on Sunday afternoon the Rathangan variety group held a dress rehearsal for their production of Calamity Jane.#
Siobhan Finnegan Murphy as Katie Brown and Andrew Smith as Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin
In Rathangan Hall on Sunday afternoon the Rathangan variety group held a dress rehearsal for their production of Calamity Jane.# Siobhan Finnegan Murphy as Katie Brown and Andrew Smith as Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin

Ballymore/ Mayglass, Bannow/Ballymitty, Rathangan/Cleariestown


GAA Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €14,100 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 Biddy and Kitty Goldsmith shared in this prize. Last weeks numbers were 10,16,18,19. Many thanks for your continued support.

Fight Night

Tickets for the upcoming Fight Night St.Fintans V Kilmore in Bridgetown College Hall on Saturday 12th March are now available. Tickets at €15 can be purchased from Shane Sinders or Sharon Pettit. A local derby not to be missed, be sure to order your ticket before they are all gone.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Abbie Troy, Crossgales, Tomhaggard who sadly died during the recent past. May she rest in peace.

St Fintan Ladies

Out of respect to the Troy family St.Fintans Ladies Club Registration Morning was cancelled and will now take place on Sunday February 21st from 11am to 1pm.

All of us in St Fintans G.A.A. Club were shocked to learn of the untimely and sudden passing of Abbie Troy, Crossgales Tomhaggard . We extend our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the Troy Family on the death of their beloved daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom, Elaine, Eva, Chloe and the extended Troy and Turbitt families, all members of Kilmore LGF Club and the wider Kilmore G.A.A community. Another young life taken away too soon. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam.

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.

Internet Classes

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.


Our Patrol Leaders and Ventures attended a Skills training course in Carne last weekend. They will now 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

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players wish to extend our heartfelt sympathies to Tom, Elaine, Eva, Chloe & all the Troy family on the sudden passing of dear Abbie. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

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 and Saturday February 19th/20th at 8pm nightly. Admission is €10 at the door each night. We look forward to your support!

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.

In The Saddle

Ballymore/Mayglass men continue to impress on the point-to-point circuit. On Saturday Jamie Codd travelled the long journey to Tyrella,Co. Down where rode Sergeant Brody to victory and on Sunday he continued good run when he rode three winners at Oldtown Co,Dublin. Not to be outdone James O Rourke Silversprings Ballycogley travelled to Tallow West Waterford where he got Paul first past the post. Well done lads.

Senior Football

Following their victory over Leitrim in their first game in the Div.4 of the Allianz football league the Wexford senior football team travelled with high hopes of gaining another two points when they took on Antrim in Corrigan Park Belfast.

As against Leitrim this was a nailbiting contest with sides trading points during the early stages of the first half but when the whistle sounded Antrim had forged a three point lead 0-7 to 0-4. On the resumption Antrim were to stretch their lead by a further point but two points by St Fintans man Donal Shanley left just two points between the sides.

Wexford costly errors during the final quarter but another pointed free by Donal brought the men from the South east within a point but another wasted opportunity in front of goal saw Antrim move up the field with a series of passes to score a heartbreaking goal to leave the final score 1-07 to 0-08.

St Fintans man Jim Rossitter was introduced middway during the second and his introduction helped to steady the defence. Well done lads all is not lost.

ICA guild

Present at the most recent meeting of the local Killinick ICA guild were president Mary Quirke plus twenty members. The meeting welcomed Veronica Dolan as a new member.

A federation meeting will be held on February 29th in the Ferrycarrig Hotel. The competition winners were Chris Berney, Mary Sinnott and Lish McDonnell and the competition for the next meeting on March 7th is for the nicest arrangement of spring flowers in a cup.

A very interesting talk was given by fire prevention officer Ray Murphy. The hostesses for the next meeting are Mary Fenlon and Maura O Mahony.

Split The Pot

Our 5th week saw another increase of the pot to €1,000. At the draw in the All-Blacks club house the winning name drawn from the drum was Maura Naughton who will receive €500. The next draw will take place in the Bargy Bar in Bridgetown. Remember to pop your two euro in the Envelope to be in with a chance to win the weekly prize.

All Blacks AFC

Another quite week of fixtures in the county. Outside the county Dan Devereux, Evan Cullen and Kyle Rankin played for the county team against Carlow in the Leinster Inter League. Wexford won 2:1 to put them top with Kyle converting two frees to goals. Watch out for more news on our Fitness4All group as we start to find our feet with it.

Community Survey

You've had your say, now come hear the results! Join us in Ballycogly Hall on Thursday February 25th from 8-9pm. The BIC committee will be presenting finding and recommendations from the recent survey of community needs. Tea and coffee will be provided on the night.

gaa Club membership

St Fintans Club membership is now payable with non playing membership set at €30. Membership registration nights will be held in the Clubhouse, Ballymore on Tuesday 16th February and Tuesday 15th March at 8.30pm. Membership forms will be available on registration nights.

Once registration is complete with Croke Park a unique member number will be issued along with membership card. Only members paid up by the 31st March deadline will have entitlement to a members vote at A.G.M or any other significant club meeting.

Bannow/ Ballymitty

St. Joseph's N.S.

Enrolments for September 2016 are currently taking place in St. Joseph's N.S., Ballymitty If you wish to enrol your child, please contact he school on 051 561324. Prospective parents are invited to view the school at 1.30 p.m. on Monday 22nd and Tuesday, 23rd February. Completed enrolment forms must be completed and returned to the school before Friday, 11th March.

Bridge News

Results W/E 2nd February: 1st John Breen and Bridie Dillon, 2nd Angela Stebbings and Betty Sexton, 3rd Maura Doran and Imelda Crosbie, 4th Kathleen Kennedy and Maureen White. The Kitty Colfer Shield is on 23rd February.

Film Night

The next Film Night at Ballymitty Hall is on Sunday 21st February at 8pm. Film is 'Casablanca'. Entry €3. Refreshments and popcorn for All. Look forward to seeing you there.

Hall Committee Meeting

There is a Ballymitty Hall Committee Meeting on Wednesday 17th February at 8.30pm.

Table Quiz

A Tale Quiz will take place in Stafford's of Tullicanna on Tuesday 23rd February at 9pm. A table of four is €20, with a raffle and refreshments on the night. All proceeds will go towards Ballymitty New Hall Building Fund.

Sunday Cafe

The next Sunday cafe takes place in Ballymitty Hall on Sunday 28th Febraury from 11am to 1pm, looking forward to seeing you all for some tasty home baking and a cuppa while enjoying a chat with neighbours and friends.


A Monster Drive in Bingo will take place in Ballymitty on Sunday 28th February at 3pm with a prize fund of €1,500, also raffle and refreshments.

Tea Dance

A Tea Dance will be held in Ballymitty Hall on Sunday 6th March from 3-5pm, music with Johnny G Whhizz.

Corach News

This weeks "Split the Pot" took place in Breens of the Dirr. The winner was Margaret Bowe, Campile. Ticket was drawn by Harry Lacey. Winning a brilliant €887! Well done Margaret. Next week's draw takes place in Tir na nOg at 6.30pm.

Our B team were away to Orrill Utd a team last Sunday after a long break due to weather conditions and we came away with a hard earned 2-0 win with Mark Sinnott netting both goals.

Corach Ramblers AFC will hold their annual Easter Schoolboys and Schoolgirls Soccer Camp which takes place Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th March from 10.30am to 3pm in Corach. Cost of Camp is €15. Bookings can be made by contacting Clodagh Barry 0879314692 Billy O Brien 0894163151

camogie Table Quiz

There will be a Table Quiz in aid of Bannow/Ballymitty Camogie on Wednesday 17th February in Tir Na NOg Wellingtonbridge at 8.30pm. Table of four €30 table of four juniors €20. There will be a raffle on the night and refreshments served, all welcome.

Grantstown Day Care

Upcoming events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Tuesday 16th February-Pongo/Exercises in the morning and Music by Gerry Donovan. Wednesday 17th February-Pongo/Book Reading in the morning and Games/Sonas in the afternoon. Thursday 18th February- Pongo/Laughing Yoga in the morning and Music in the afternoon.

Music Group

Danescastle Music Group will present "Comóradh 1916", an evening of traditional music, song and dance in National Opera House on Saturday 12th March at 7.30pm. Tickets are €15 and are available from Box Office 053 9122144 or online at


Following on from the success of our recent Facebook for Business events the digital media experts in iCandy Marketing will be holding another Facebook for Business Training event in the office of Bridge PC Repair, Wellingtonbridge on Thursday 25th February from 6.00pm-9.00pm.

The course costs just €75.00 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.

Tea Dance

The monthly Tea Dance will take place in Carrig Community Centre on Friday 19th February from 9.30pm; music by John Hogan Band. Refreshments will served.

Ballymitty handball

Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir nOg; music this Thursday 18th Jimmy Barnwell; Thursday 25th Noel Furlong and Brian Robb; Saturday 27th Martin Kearney and Art Supple. All proceeds in aid of Ballymitty Handball Club.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to John Browne and family, Cullenstown on the death of his mother Bridie Browne, Tagoat last weekend. Bridie was in her 98th year and she was laid to rest in St Mary's church cemetery after mass on Sunday morning. May she rest in peace.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown


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 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 €13,800 The winning numbers were 10,16,18,19. Congratulations to the eight match 3 winners who each received €37,50. The match three winners were Biddy & Kitty, Ted Fitzhenry, Kay McKenny, Noddy, John Sinnott, Jim Kavanagh, Ian & Nicola, Ryan&Ciaran Breen. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday 16th February and the Jackpot now stands at €14,100.

School Enrolment

Applications for enrolment for September 2016 are now being invited. Enrolment forms are available from the school office-call in or ring 051563167 or download from the school website

Split The Pot

St. Anne's Ladies GAA Club have launched their Club Fundraiser 'Split The Pot' with one winner every week. €2 per Entry. To be in the Pot you can Enter the Draw at any of the following Businesses: Sinnott's Pub, Duncormick, Temple Bar, Rathangan, Wheelhouse Bar, Baldwinstown, Breen's Bar The Dirr, Geelan's Shop, Waddingtown, K & K Day To Day Shop, Duncormick, F & M Whelan, Rathangan & Credit Union, Baldwinstown.

5km/10km Walk/Run

St. Anne's Coiste na nÓg 5km/10km Walk /Run will takes place on Sunday 13th March at 11.30am. The funds raised will go towards the running of the Club so your support would be greatly appreciated. This event is open to anyone over the age of 16. Entrants should arrive at 10.30am to allow time to register. Registration will take place in the Clubhouse. The Entry Fee is €10.

TRX Classes

TRX Classes take place in the Club House every Monday and Wednesday evenings @ 6.30pm and Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9.30am. For further details please contact Kevin Cogley on 086-3656233.

Pilates Classes

Pilates Classes take place in Cleariestown Community Centre on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Bring a mat, towel and drinking water.

Cost is €8 and it is recommended to book a place. For further details please contact Teresa White on 089-4620552.

Cleariestown Hall

Cleariestown Hall is available for bookings for parties, family events, social gatherings etc. at very reasonable rates. If you would like to make a booking please contact or text Barry Browne on Tel: 087 6489561.

'Calamity Jane'

Tickets are on sale for Rathangan Variety Group's production of 'Calamity Jane' on 17th, 18th and 19th February at 8pm nightly. Tickets: Adults €10, Children €8. For bookings or enquires please ring 087-0909541 or call to Rathangan Hall between 2pm and 6pm on Sundays. A great night's entertainment is guaranteed. Book early to avoid disappointment. Follow Rathangan Variety Group on their Facebook Page for ongoing updates.

Comóradh 1916

Danescastle Music Group will present 'Comóradh 1916', an evening of traditional music, song and dance in National Opera House on Saturday 12th March at 7.30pm. Tickets €15 available from Box Office 053 9122144 or online at:

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