Around the Districts
Congratulations to Teresa Devereux Ballask Kilmore and Tony Davies from Wales who got married last Friday. Teresa is daughter of Pearl and the late Martin. We wish this couple many happy years of married life together.
Sincere sympathy to all the McCarthy family from Bridgetown on the death of Ann recently.
Congratulations to the camogie women from Kilmore who won the County Final on Sunday beating Oylegate.
Bridgetown Handball Club annual general meeting will be held on Monday, November 7, at 8 p.m. in Bridgetown Vocational College. We would appreciate if the parents/guardians of our juvenile members could attend this important meeting.
On the courts Micheál Busher won his second Junior B match 2-0, while Robert Byrne started well in his two grades, winning one Masters B and two Junior B matches, all on 2-0 scorelines. Ciaran Busher had mixed luck in Junior D Singles, winning one and losing one. He partnered his brother in Junior B Doubles and they had a good win in their first match. All to play for in the coming weeks.
A coffee morning is being held in 'A New U' hairsalon, Bridgetown in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. The event is being held by Mikie McDonnell who is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to raise funds for this much needed charity on Saturday, October 15, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., all welcome.
On Thursday, October 13, in Des Quigley's Pub, Kilmore there is a Fun table quiz in aid of ARA Funds at 8 p.m. On Wednesday, October 19, it's New Ross versus Kilmore in the bowls at 2 p.m. On October 20 there is an Afternoon Tea in Mary Barry's at 3 p.m. followed by a fun table quiz. Congratulations to our mixed team in winning their match on Monday in Leisuremax. Ten Pin Bowling for ARA members is on Mondays at 10.30 a.m. in Leisuremax.
Bus to Michael English
Kilmore ARA is organising a bus to the Michael English cabaret in Whites hotel on Thursday, November 24. As we have seats available for non-members we would welcome people who are interested to make contact to 087 2901251 on or before Thursday the 13th with a fee of €30 to cover cost of ticket and bus. It will be first come first seated.
Staff member required
Kilmore SCOPE's Information Centre in the AOH hall, Bridgetown requires a person for an administrative role for their office in the AOH hall, Bridgetown. The person must be on a social welfare payment and eligible for a CE scheme, no age barrier applies. Replies to Collette Kennedy at South East Community Services, phone no 051 563038 or 051 563039.
All sections are back in full swing and are making use of good weather. Last week Cubs and Scouts had night hike from White Hole to Social Centre followed by Hot Chocolate, marshmallows and bikkies. Beavers went to Secret Garden Rosslare on Saturday, exploring the gardens, trails and fairy house hunting. Ventures had a weekend bivy on Forth Mountain where they set up temporary shelter, hiked the trails and slept outdoor overnight.
The Tomhaggard Social Centre AGM took place on Tuesday, October 4, with following committee elected for the coming year. Chairman Fintan Murphy, Vice Chair Peter Kehoe, Secretary Breda Hayes, Treasurer Eleanor Devereux. Committee Fr Jim Doyle, Con Doyle, Nick Hayes, Angela Byrne, Mary Boggan and Fr Denis Doyle. The committee are delighted to announce that sufficient money have been raised to clear the outstanding debt on the social centre. They wish to express their sincere thanks to everyone who has volunteered, helped, sponsored prizes and supported the many fundraising events over the past seven years.
Centre Activities - Women's Shed Mon 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome. Yoga Mon 6-7.30 p.m. Art Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Scouts Wed 7-8.30 p.m. and Sat 10-11.30 a.m. Drama Mon Tuesday and Thursday 8.10 p.m. Reading Room open to the public when centre in use. Great selection of books to read, borrow or swop. Centre available for hire. Enquiries087 6858480.
Last Monday Helen Skrine visited the Shed and gave a talk on Meditation and Healthy Eating. Next week it's Patchwork with Angela and Kay.
The Shed are going to Knitting and Stitching Show on October 22. Spaces are available on bus for anyone interested in attending, stopping at Jack Whites for meal on way home. Enquiries 087 6315425.
A 'Toddler and their Big Person' group called Bubbles and Blocks, will meet in the AoH Hall in Bridgetown on Thursday mornings from Thursday, October 13, from 10.30 to midday. Anyone with a toddler or baby are welcome to come along - we have lots of toys for the children, and a cuppa and chat for their 'big people'. For more information you can call Sharon at 089 4094362.
The Ballycogley Players were delighted to be asked to perform some sketches at a fundraiser in Camross Hall on Sunday, September 25. Well done to all the other artists who took part. Thanks also to the organisers and audience who made us feel so welcome. We enjoyed the craic.
A cardio/aerobics and Toning class will take place every Thursday in the Stella Maris Centre at 7 p.m. All fitness levels welcome as routines are easy to learn. Bring water and mat/towel for ground work at the end of class. Wear comfortable trainers. Free monthly weigh in and composition (terms apply) Price per session €5. Like Quay Fitness on Facebook for further information.
Split the pot
Split the pot winner this week is Orla Boggan, winning €1,111. Spend well and enjoy. Draw takes place each Monday night at the Bingo. Be in to win.
Bingo in aid of Murrintown National School is on Sunday, October 16, at 3 p.m. in Murrintown Community Centre. Doors open at 1.30 p.m. Kindly sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Murrintown's 14th annual Art Exhibition will run from Saturday, October 29, to Sunday, October 30, in Murrintown Community Centre. Visit this inspiring exhibition of art by local artists. Bring the whole family to enjoy. For more information please contact the Community Centre at 053 9139328.
Water Colour Classes
Learn the basics of watercolour painting in a small class setting with Maria Murphy on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Murrintown Community Centre. For further details please contact Maria at 086 3848364.
Ongoing activities as follows: Bingo - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points; Taekwon-Do - Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Pat O'Rourke 053 9145773; Women's Indoor Soccer - Tuesdays 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Annemarie Kavanagh 086 1700962; Forever Fit - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., contact Amanda Burke 087 9713339; Zumba - Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., contact Angela Sanina 087 4491222; Pilates - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., contact Elaine Dowling 086 8431723; Piloxing - Thursdays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., contact Olga Belova 085 1473739; Mother and Toddler - Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., contact Dolores Martin 086 3259832; Youth Club - Fridays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., start date to be confirmed.
The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information please contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328.
Minutes, Correspondence, and Finance were dealt with by Margaret Nolan, Margaret O'Gorman (Caroreigh), Margaret O'Gorman (Poulpeasty), Dympna Kelly and Breda Banville. A vote of sympathy was extended to the English family for the recent passing of Nelly.
Dympna congratulated Eileen Redmond for her fabulous jewellery which won the competition at the Garden Party which was held at An Grianán on July 8. Dympna also praised Mary Kelly for competing in the all-Ireland semi-finals for the Aldi Bread Competition which was held at the National Ploughing championships in September. Mary did not win but it was a great achievement to have got that far in this tough competition.
Breda Banville thanked the ICA ladies for their support at the recent table quiz for the local Drama Group. Leaflets for the Christmas Shoe box project were distributed the boxes should be brought back at the next meeting on November 7.
A few dates for your diary: October 10 is Mental Health Day. The Knit and Stitch Show is in the RDS from 20th till October 23. Price on the door is €16 (or €11 from Central Office). There will be buses going to the event. October 26 - Training evening for officers in the IFA, Enniscorthy, start at 7.30 p.m. November 3 Bowling competition November 19 winter conference, in West Point. November 28 Federation meeting, in the Ferrycarrig Hotel, with a start at 7.30 p.m. There will be a talk on Bee keeping from the World President of the Beekeepers Federation.
Aideen Ni Riada, who is an expert stylist and professional singer from Puresoulstyle.com, showed the ladies how to pick the colours that suit them best and gave very easy and practical tips to make the right choices when shopping for clothes. Aideen gave us a great demonstration which was enjoyed by all ladies.
Our next meeting will be our Ecumenical meeting which will take place in Carrowreagh Old School on November 7 with a start at 7.30 p.m. (service starting at 9 p.m.). The competition will be the nicest six hot cross buns. We hope to see you there.
Public Rosary Rally
In conjunction with all the parishes in Ireland, we are holding a public rosary rally outside of the church grounds (if raining in the church) on Saturday, October 15, at 4 p.m. Come and pray the rosary with us.
For those interested in joining the Castle Wheelers, membership is €20 per adult per annum. A registration evening and an introduction to the cycle club will take place on October 13 in Taghmon Community Centre Club House Bar,@ 8 p.m.
A presentation on cycling and setting of individual goals will be made by James Maddock on the night. All membership fees of €20 to be paid on the night. Information on joining Cycling Ireland individual insurance (a requirement for all club members) will also be available on the 13th. Over-18s only. Hope to see you there.
Don't forget the AGM is on Tuesday, October 11, in the GAA community centre at 8 p.m.
Irish Dancing classes
Irish Dancing classes take place every Thursday afternoon in the TAG centre Taghmon. Class is from 3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. Boys and girls from age three years upwards are welcome to join the class. For more information contact Alice at 087 9364255.
Taghmon-Camross camogie club will hold their annual clothes collection on Thursday the 13th and Friday, October 14. Clothes can be dropped into the GAA center between 7.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. on both evenings. This is a great opportunity to clear out your wardrobe and to support the club, all support is greatly appreciated.
The club is now up and running on Monday/Thursday nights. Registration fees are now due for the season. Primary School children are from 6.45 to 8 p.m., fee €35; secondary school students from 8 p.m till 9 p.m, fee €40; adults 8 p.m. onwards, fee €70.
While some players are still looking for their gear Paddy Nolan and Edward Cousins are up and winning. Paddy Nolan got his season off to a golden start at the Whitehall Road Juvenile Tournament recently. Paddy was razor sharp winning the under-14 Boys Singles and Doubles. Edward Cousins is also off to a golden start having recently won the Men's Doubles at the Mount Pleasant Open and at the Sligo Open.
gaa club notes
Our Intermediate footballers had a great win over the weekend in the semi-final replay over a very tough Ferns team on a scoreline of 1-13 to 2-09, and now are into the County Final next Saturday afternoon, where we will play our neighbours Bannow-Ballymitty, the game is on in Wexford Park at 4 p.m.
So all friends and neighbours of this panel of players lets get out your banners and flags this week and support the team.
Our Club lotto jackpot wasn't won last week, when the winning numbers were 14, 21, 24, and 30. There were three match-three winners, John Kavanagh Camross, Ryan Cashin Newtown and Mary Wall Coolcull. The jackpot will be €5,600 next Tuesday night, October 18.