Around the Districts

Published 13/08/2016 | 00:00

Nuala Furlong and Alice Lawlor at the launch of 'Historic Portraits from the Charles E Vize Collection' in Wexford Library on Thursday evening.
Nuala Furlong and Alice Lawlor at the launch of 'Historic Portraits from the Charles E Vize Collection' in Wexford Library on Thursday evening.

Ballymore/Mayglass

GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,900 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. 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 were 9, 18, 22 and 29. Many thanks for your continued support.

Mayglass After School

Mayglass Breakfast club has for September 2016 a full afterschool Facility 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Breakfast Club will remain as normal. 2-3 supervision will remain as normal also. Spaces are limited, booking is advisable. For more information or to book a place please contact Nichola at 089 4145680.

All Blacks AFC

Congratulations to Rebecca Foley who received the player of the year for the All Blacks Ladies Team. On behalf of the All Blacks AFC Soccer Club we wish every success to our new youth's management team for 2016-2017. Great start to the season at our preseason training. Thank you to Paddy Cogley and John Butler for your commitment to our club. Best wishes to all our existing and new youths players for 2016-2017 season. Here's hoping you have an excellent one.

Split-the-pot

Well done to Julys winner Grace Sinnott in the split-the-pot monthly draw. This is a fundraiser organised by our adult men's team to help finance the costs associated with the running of our adult football and hurling teams.

Our Intermediate Football team have had great success to date in the Championship qualifying rounds guaranteeing themselves a Quarter Final position with two group games still to play, our Junior Footballers are still in the running for a knockout Championship game. Our Junior Hurlers have three group games remaining and will be hoping to secure a quarter final position also.

The costs associated with running the men's teams are endless and it is hoped these draws will help towards that. The draw will run for August and September taking place on the last Friday of each month. Tickets are €10 each and limited to just 50 tickets per month with the winner each month bagging €250. Tickets available from any of our players or from club secretary Sharon Pettit. Please support and help the lads make every effort to reach those big games come September.

Annual Patron

The parish patrons will take place this year as follows: Ballymore on Thursday, August 11, at 7.30 p.m. and Mayglass on Friday, August 12, at 7.30 p.m.

Youth drama workshop

Are you interested in drama or want to try something new? There are plans afoot to run a series of fun workshops during August and September. Contact 087 6812690 to put down expression of interest.

Bargy Vintage Club

As a mark of respect to the late Doris Kelly our annual barbecue was cancelled and will not be rescheduled till the end of June 2017. All money raised from barbecue ticket sales will go directly in to our fund raising account together with money raised from our tractor run in Sept for distribution to local charities before the end of the year. However should anybody who purchased barbecue tickets require a refund please contact the person who sold you the ticket.

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players were one of the main acts who took part in the variety concert in Our Lady's Island community centre on Saturday, July 30, as part of the Leo Carthy weekend and what a brilliant night of entertainment it was. Well done to the committee for organising such a great weekend and to all the performers/acts who took part in the concert. A special mention to our group member and Leos son Seán for all his hard work in making sure the night was a success. Congratulations to Trish Boyce who will be part of the Edermine rowing team to contest the All-Ireland Final in the near future.

St Fintan's Ladies

What a Fantastic day in Pairc Charman when the Wexford GAA ladies broke the Guinness World Record for the most participants playing a continuous game, beating the current record of 399 currently held by a Dublin Club and the St Fintan's ladies were very honoured to have been part of this great feat. Thanks so much for wearing the green and yellow, Pat, Nicky, Anna Marie, Niamh, Suzanne, Catherine, Christine, Katie, Jenna, dawn, Zara, Marty, Aoife D, Aoife H, Ellie, Leah, abbi, Chloe, Emma, Phillipa, Tara, Ashling.

Soccer summer camp

The Swansea City AFC/All Blacks AFC Summer Soccer Camp takes place on Wednesday, August 17, and Thursday, August 18, at All Blacks ground at Casey Park, Mayglass, from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. daily Camp is open to all boys and girls aged seven to 14 of all abilities.

Advance booking is open from August 1 to August 16, standard single person €55, includes full Swansea City AFC kit (jersey, shorts and socks). Please be advised online booking fees apply, should you require direct booking (non-fee)contact Niall O'Callaghan Club Secretary, or Event coordinator Linda as enclosed.

Note: All children attending must be collected on time following event. Parents will be requested to sign photography authorisation slips, please provide email on booking for advance issue of certs or shall be completed at registration 9.30 a.m. sharp August 17.

Full coaching by Swansea City Academy coaches. Swansea City AFC talent spotters will be present For more info: Call us on Club Secretary 087 1323186 (Niall) or 087 7670344 (Linda) Email us summercamp@allblacksafc.com.

Tomhaggard centre

Women's Shed continues weekly on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. New members welcome. Reading room is open during same day and hours.

Date for your diary: afternoon tea party and craft fair on September 3.

local link bus service

A service is available from Mayglass, Ballycogley, Tomhaggard, Tacumshane, Our Lady's Island, Carne and Broadway areas every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to Wexford. Local Link drivers will collect you and take you to Killinick to connect with Local Link Wexford's Route 387 to Wexford at 11 a.m. Passengers return on Route 387 leaving at 2.35 p.m. from Redmond Square and will be met in Killinick and returned to their homes. Please book by contacting the office. The buses are fully accessible. In addition to this service there is a service on Wednesday which arrives in Wexford at 1.30 p.m. and departs again at 4.45 p.m.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown

notes

If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,600. The winning numbers were 9, 18, 22, and 29. Congratulations to the two match-three winners who each received €150. The match-three winners were Anne Hogan and Hannah Sinnott. The next lottery will be held on Tuesday, August 9, and the jackpot now stands at €3,900.

Market/Family Fun Day

On Saturday, August 13, we are holding a Farmers Market and Family Fun Day at Rathangan Hall starting at midday We'll have all the usual fun activities for kids to do on the day, including Bouncy Castles, Archery, Electric Zoo, Fun and Games, Face-painting, Hair-braiding and much more for the whole family to enjoy.

The Farmers Market will be held at the Hall while the Fun Day will take place on the GAA Grounds. If anyone is interested in taking a stall at the market, please contact Rathangan Hall at 051 563039 or email rathanganhall@gmail.com.

Youth drama workshop

Are you interested in drama or want to try something new? There are plans afoot to run a series of fun workshops during August and September. Contact 087 6812690 to put down expression of interest.

Tomhaggard centre

Women's Shed continues weekly Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. New members welcome. Reading Room is open at the same time.

Date for your diary - Afternoon tea party and Craft Fair September 3, includes home baking, handmade crafts, comedy with Ballycogley Players.

Rathangan Patron

The annual patron mass will take place on Monday, August 15, at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served at the School after mass. Tickets are now on sale for our annual Raffle. They can be bought at all local shops and business outlets in the Parish and from Parish Council members.

Ambrosetown Patron

The Ambrosetown Patron will take place on Wednesday, August 17, at 8 p.m. This year a collection of money will be held for essential maintenance to our graveyard. Wall repairs, gate repairs and protection of the church gable and window in the graveyard are all jobs that need urgent attention. With a little bit of support we can make a start on these jobs, over time. Wexford County Council will also be asked to support our project. Any help you can give would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

parish AED

Our parish AED is located on the pier of the church in Rathangan, and the 24 hour number to contact our Parish AED team is 086 4011688. Call 999/112 first if you suspect a cardiac arrest and then call us. We will have exciting news over the coming weeks about additional AED's for the parish, and we look forward to sharing it with you.

We are also organising AED training for anybody interested at the extremely reasonable price of €20. Please call Annemarie at 085 1322659 or Jacqui at 087 2219302 if you would like to avail of it.

e-Business plc course

There are a limited number of places left on the PLC course in e-Business at Bridgetown College. For further information check our website, brochure or phone 053 9135257. Places filled on a first come, first served basis, no previous knowledge required, mature learners welcome.

Our Lady's Island

Patron

The Our Lady's Island Patron takes place on Sunday next, August 14 - St Iver's at 5.30 p.m. Island cemetery at 6 p.m. Churchtown at 6.30 p.m. concludes with prayers in New Cemetery at 7 p.m. The Coffee shop in the Island will be open after the Patron to allow friends and family to meet up and have the cuppa and a chat.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Rose Nolan, Ballysheen, Carne who won split-the-pot last week receiving €245. Envelopes are available at O'Dohertys, Post Office, Lobster Pot, Butler's St Iver's and Meyler's Millhouse. All proceeds to Church Restoration Fund. Thanks to all concerned.

Pilgrimage

The annual Pilgrimage season will commence on Monday, August 15, with concelebrated Mass at 3 p.m. followed by Blessed Sacrament procession around the Island. During pilgrimage season there will be Mass at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily with confession after each Mass. The Anointing of the Sick ceremony is on Sunday, August 21, at 3 p.m.

Table quiz

A table quiz in aid of Carne FC will take place in the Lighthouse Bar, Carne this Wednesday, August 10, at 9 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Coffee Shop

Please note change of opening times: at present we are open everydeay 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From next Monday, August 15, till the closing pilgrimage on September 8.we wukk be open everyday 11 a.m.to 9 p.m. The Catering Committee would really appreciate any home-baking, groceries, or help anyone can give for Monday, August 15.

Flowers for patron

Louise in the Coffee Shop is now taking orders for flowers for the patron. Every flower pot sold, we get a donation for parish funds.

Eddie Sweeney Quiz

The table quiz in memory of the late Eddie Sweeney held in the Lighthouse Bar, Carne on Wednesday last realise the magnificent sum of €1,540 for the Irish Heart Foundation. The very generous support of so many is very much appreciated.

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players were one of the main acts who took part in the variety concert in Our Lady's Island community centre on Saturday, July 30, as part of the Leo Carthy weekend and what a brilliant night of entertainment it was. Well done to the committee for organising such a great weekend and to all the performers/acts who took part in the concert.

A special mention to our group member and Leo's son Seán for all his hard work in making sure the night was a success.

Text Alert

On Sunday, August 14, after 11 a.m. Mass in Our Lady's Island there will be a facility outside the church to give people the opportunity to Register for our local Text Alert system. Registration fee for the year is €10.

local link bus service

A service is available from Mayglass, Ballycogley, Tomhaggard, Tacumshane, Our Lady's Island, Carne and Broadway areas every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to Wexford. Local Link drivers will collect you and take you to Killinick to connect with Local Link Wexford's Route 387 to Wexford at 11 a.m. Passengers return on Route 387 leaving at 2.35 p.m. from Redmond Square and will be met in Killinick and returned to their homes. Please book by contacting the office. The buses are fully accessible.

In addition to this service there is a service on Wednesday which arrives in Wexford at 1.30 p.m. and departs again at 4.45 p.m.

Wexford People

Read More

Most Read

Promoted articles

News