Around the Districts

Published 19/03/2016 | 00:00

Susan Glendon, Rita Vecchio, Arianna Vecchio and Pio Vecchio at the Confirmations in Murrintown on Thursday morning.
Susan Glendon, Rita Vecchio, Arianna Vecchio and Pio Vecchio at the Confirmations in Murrintown on Thursday morning.

Ballymore/ Mayglass

GAA Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €15,300 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 Anne Furlong shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 2,4,8,10. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit

Dancefit Classes in Ballycogley continue on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m and Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. Forever Active 55+ 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.

Club Gear

St.Fintans new Bodibro half zip and training pants are now available to order. Images of the new gear can be seen on the club facebook page "Official St.Fintans GAA". Gear can be ordered by contacting Sharon on 0861787498.

Split The Pot

The 9th split the pot draw held in Bridies Bar produced a winning ticket with a great prize of 535 Euro for Mella Whitty. Our 10th Draw takes place in the club house.

All Blacks AFC

The u10 boys drew away to Taghmon Utd with the goals coming from Fionn Mulligan and JJ Ellard. Great team play from Eoin, Jamie, Marty, Aaron, Evan, Emmett, and Aodhan.

The u12 girls won away to New Ross Celtic 4:1 with scores from Zoe Butler (2), Aoife Houghton and Aoibheann Rankin. The u12 boys took all 3 points away to Gorey Rangers with Kyle Ranking scoring a penalty to leave the score 1-0.

The u16 girls won at home to Corach Ramblers with goals from 4 from Emma Carr and one from Lauren Power with the score ending 5-1. The senior women had a walkover V New Ross town.

St Fintans

Time is running out for payment of club membership with March 31st as the closing date and the fee of 30€ for non playing membership. 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..

Mayglass Fun Run

Please reserve May 2nd for the Mayglass 4 mile fun run, this event is for all ages as you may run,walk or jog while having a chat with your friends. You may enter online or on the day and it starts at 11am.

Camross Drama Group

Rehearsals for the 3 Act comedy, "It's the Real McCoy" continue with lines rehearsals, set building and the collection of props! Dates for performances as follows: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th April-St Michael's Hall Wexford town, Sunday 17th April in Camross Hall, Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd April-Horse & Hound Ballinaboola, Saturday 30th April & Sunday 1st May-St Mary's Hall Fethard-on-Sea. All shows 8pm, €10 on door. Looking forward to seeing you there! Like Camross Drama Group on Facebook for updates.

Women's Shed

This week in the Shed we are making origami drawstring bags for travel makeup/jewellery.

The planned flower arranging has been postponed for the moment. What is needed are two pieces of contrasting material 18x18 ins and sewing machine if you have one.

New members are welcome, meeting in Tomhaggard social centre from 10am-1pm on Mondays, cost €5, with Refreshments served. There are exciting plans for upcoming activities, more details shortly.


Kilmore scouts are holding a fundraising Breakfast Morning in Kilmore hall on Sunday March 20th from 10am to 1pm. Proceeds are in aid of the upcoming International scout jamboree in Birmingham during the summer, which 38 youth members and adults are attending, the majority of whom are camping overseas for the first time.

As usual Kilmore scouts will be taking part in the St Patricks Day Parade on March 17th. Everyone is to meet in Maudlintown Wexford, in full uniform, details later.

Ballycogley Players

Ballycogley Players' production of 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' by Martin McDonagh is going down a treat with audiences everywhere. The Players took part in Kildare, Wexford and Ballinamore drama festivals at the weekend. Next outing is Carnew on 18 March and New Ross on March 21st, at which stage they will know if they have sufficient points to qualify for the All Ireland Drama finals in Castleblayney.


On arrival in Kildare town to prepare for a performance at the local drama festival, members of the Ballycogely Players were informed of the sad passing of a former group member Paddy McCormack R.I.P. As a member of the group back in the late 1970's Paddy R.I.P played the part of the bishop in one of the groups productions of The Field. The group sends its deepest sympathy to his family, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.


St Fintans Ladies are having a Cake Sale and Coffee day, on Saturday the 26th of March from 11am to 4pm in Ber Cullens House. This is a vital fundraiser to kick start our season. Come along have a cuppa and a chat

Tagoat 5K run

St Marys National School Parents Association are hosting 5K run/walk in Tagoat on Sunday April 3rd at 11am. Registration is available through or our Facebook page or registration on the day. For more info contact Alan 087 3328447.

Bannow/ Ballymitty


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 31st March 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.

Sunday Cafe

The Sunday Cafe team would like to thank each and every one of you who supported us once again in great numbers on Sunday last February 28, it was another great success which would not have been possible without your support.

Our next Sunday Cafe takes place on Easter Sunday March 28 where we will have a real Eater Theme on the day, so come along and join us for more delicious cakes and breads and some Eater treats, so see you in Ballymitty Sunday Cafe on Easter Sunday and thank you all for your great and continued support.

Monster Drive In Bingo

Thank you all for your support at the Drive in Bingo held in Ballymitty Hall/Church car park on Sunday last, it was another great success and without your support it would not have been possible, so thank you all once again, our next unique Drive in Monster Bingo takes place on Easter Sunday March 28 at 3pm, don't forget you can sit in your car an smoke to your content while playing bingo and winning some great prizes so see you in Ballymitty on Easter Sunday at 3pm


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir nOg. This Thursday 17th St Patricks Night is the Colcannon Dance with Brendan Lee and the Ballycullane Mummers some new members will be performing with the mummer. Refreshments will include colcannon adm €7. All in aid of Ballymitty Handball clubs new building fund. Your support would be very much appreciated.

St Patrick's Day Parade

It's time to get working on your float for the annual Carrig on Bannow St. Patricks Day Parade, taking place at 2pm on 17th March. If you participated in last year's Parade, we would like to thank you and we also extend an invitation to join us for this year's parade. We welcome all businesses, community groups and others. There is no charge to take part, but donations are welcome. For more details, contact Shay: 0879909692, Marie: 0879709901 or Catherine: 0872917849.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Tuesday 15th March. Pongo in the morning and Uni Slim with Geraldine O'Brien in the afternoon. Wednesday 16th March. Pongo/Charades in the morning and Sonas/Games in the afternoon. Thursday 17th March. Closed.

10 Year Masterplan for Grantstown: A 10 year Master Plan is presently drawn up for future use of buildings and land at Grantstown in conjunction with the Augustinian Provincial and the Board at Grantstown. All interested parties are invited to make a submission or to write with ideas. Please address your Ideas to The Chairperson, Grantstown Voluntary Housing, Grantstown, Wellingtonbridge. Closing date for submissions is Thursday 31st March.

Film Club at Grantstown: Would you like to join our Film Club? All welcome. We are proposing to show Brooklyn in April and we are gathering names of people that are interested to join this club. Please ring and give name if interested. Please call the office on 051 561016

Corach News

This weeks "Split the Pot" took place in Staffords,Tullycanna. This week's winner was Clare McGee! She wins €853. Well done. Check out our Facebook page for a video of our new fancy drum thanks to Adversign.

Our A team had a great win at home to premier division opposition Courtown Hibs today in the cup. Corach started the game the better and were awarded a penalty early on which John Staples dispatched perfectly. With Courtown down to ten men Corach kept the pressure on and John Staples and Jon Reville added another one each to make it 3-0. Courtown to their credit upped their game and were awarded a penalty on the half hr. which they scored and got a second soon after.

The second half was a very competitive affair and the home team soaked up the pressure for most of the 2nd half but Courtown were awarded a penalty late on which Adam Diskin saved brilliantly. A good day's work by all the players today. Well done.

The B-team were at home to orrill Utd today and had a great 7-3 win in tough conditions. We started the game well and took the lead after 15 minutes when Mark Sinnott shot home following a scramble in the box, we made it 2 shortly after when Mark fired home again following a great through ball from Mj doran. We went 3 up shortly after with a great run and finish from Mj Doran. We made it 4 shortly before halftime when pat (mazy) power confidently converted from the spot after Mj was taken down.

We started the second half strong and Mj Doran made it 5 early on. We took our foot off the gas a bit then and orrill pulled 1 back before Mark Sinnott completed his hat trick to make it 6, we got our 7th following a good cross from James Crosbie which was left by Mark Sinnott and buried to the back of the net by Johnny (bam) Quirke. Orrill got a couple of late consolation goals but it was a good performance by all 14 players which sees us top of the table with 4 games left.

U15 boys were at home to st Joseph's yesterday but unfortunately we went down 5-4. This was a much improved performance from the boys and with a bit of luck we might have got something out of the game. Scorers were jack Donohue 2, Adam Scott and Ryan Morris

U11's played Bunclody at home and went down to a very fortunate goal, despite missing 5 players every single one of them gave a top class performance, again just no luck this season but it will come.

U13's moved top of the league today after a very strong performance against the team that started the day tied with us for 2nd spot. 2 goals from Cathal Cummins, 2 from Ben Smith and 1 from Cody Meyler amounted to a 5-2 win over Newpark-onwards and upwards for these young chaps.

U10 girls Corach 1, Seaview 1, Sophie Wickham with the goal for Corach. Well done to all the girls that played today it was a great performance and very unlucky not to have won but a draw was a great result onwards and upwards from here... see you next sat for training.

Sad Passing

It was with much sadness we buried one of our older and popular parishioner Nellie Cullen nee Ryan last Tuesday.

Nellie was ninety last September and she passed away peacefully in Wygram nursing home last Saturday, she is survived by her two sisters Peggy and Bridgie, her daughters Eileen, Molly, Margaret, Bibi, her son Will and her brother Tommy also passed away last week in Wales.

Nellie's remains were brought to her home in Carrig on Sunday evening where she was waked until Tuesday morning when she was brought to Carrig Church for funeral mass at 12pm. Deepest sympathy to the bereaved.

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