Around the Districts

Jackie Carthy, Neil Sheil and Sinead O'Brien who were at Ferrycarrig Park on Sunday morning for the start of the Arachas Ferrycarrig 5 Mile Road Race.
Jackie Carthy, Neil Sheil and Sinead O'Brien who were at Ferrycarrig Park on Sunday morning for the start of the Arachas Ferrycarrig 5 Mile Road Race.

Ballymore/Mayglass

GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,300 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 numbers drawn in the last draw were 10, 12, 27 and 30 and the next draw will take place on January 10. Many thanks for your continued support and a very Happy New Year one and all.

Forever Fit

Hi energy Dancefit Classes are ongoing in Ballycogley on Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 p.m and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Plus 'Forever Active 55's +' Mondays at 11.30 a.m. A more gentle exercise class to music. Kilmore Forever Active 55+ on Tuesday at 2 p.m. All 'pay as you go'. Join in any time.

Country Music Festival

Five of Ireland's leading artists are confirmed to play the South East Country Music Festival 2017 at Killag, on July 30. A stellar lineup of artists includes Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley, Cliona Hagan and Lee Matthews.

Tickets are already on sale locally, priced at just €25, available online or at the following local outlets: PJ Murphy's Kilmore, Brady's Mace Kilmore Quay, Bridgetown Post Office, Wallace Wellingtonbridge (Drapery Dept), Martina's Hairdressing Knocktown. For further information please see the websitesoutheastcountrymusicfestival.com or contact 089 2029871.

All Blacks AFC

Just an update on International Tickets for upcoming game versus Wales - due to the huge demand for these tickets, we are unable to take any further orders at this time. The under-13 Schoolboys travel to Co Clare to play Moneypoint on January 21 at 2 p.m. in the SFAI Cup Draw. Best wishes to all the players, parents and coaches on their continued success. Managers will deal with all arrangement queries in due course.

Bereavements

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mary Roche Rosslare Harbour and formerly of Killinick who sadly died during the recent past. May she rest in peace.

Drama

The Ballycogley Players are hard at work on this year's full length play 'Lay Me Down Softly' by Billy Roche. The group will be taking part in festivals in Rush, Kilmuckridge, Wexford, Roscommon, Tipperary, Shercock and New Ross. Prefestival performances start early February. Watch this space for details.

Scouts

The annual scouting family trip to the Wexford Panto takes place on Thursday, January 12, in Dun Mhuire, It's Beauty and the Beast Contact Section leaders for details.

Thrift Fund

The thrift fund is now up and running and takes place in the scout hall Ballymore after the 10 a.m. Sunday mass. Join up today and save up for that special event.

Camogie

Kilmore camogie club is offering any young lady from the Ballymore/Mayglass area interested in playing camogie the opportunity to do so and will hold their club registration nights for 2017 on Thursday, January 19, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Friday the 20th from 3 p.m. to 4.30 in Kilmore GAA clubrooms. We field teams from under-eights to adult level. New players are always welcome to come and join us. Membership fees will remain the same as last year which are as follows...underage €30, Adult €50, family membership..2 €50 three €75.

family Run/Walk

Come join us for a fun community 3K and 5K family Run/Walk on Sunday, January 22, at 11 a.m. from Clubgrounds Ballymore. Adults €5, kids free. Enjoy a cuppa and a catch up after your run/walk. Let's all get active together.

Bannow/ Ballymitty

Corach notes

2017's first split-the-pot winner was Joe Sinnott from Carrig-on-Bannow. Joe takes away a fantastic €567.

This week sees a return to action for our underage teams. Fixtures as follows: under-10s away v Forth Celtic; under-12s away v Glynn-Barntown; Schoolgirls under-10s home v Kilmore Utd, under-14s home v Wexford Youths. Best of luck to everyone involved.

GAA club notes

The lotto draw will take place this Tuesday night down in the complex. Jackpot will be €7,100. Well done to our winners in the December draw matching three numbers Mairead French, Liam Sinnott jnr and Daithi O'Brien and a bottle of whisky winners were Cillian Cullen, Margaret Doyle and John Diskin. Tickets can be purchased from the Post Office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, and Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, and from any Club Officer in the complex. Thanking you for your continued support to the club.

Best of luck to all our musicians and Lèiriù group who took part in the Leinster Final in Westmeath on Saturday last.

Condolences to the Walsh family, Grange on their recent bereavement.

Ballymitty ns

The parents' council of St Joseph's NS Ballymitty would like to thank everyone who supported their recent raffle and bucket collection in Wallace's, Wellingtonbridge. The raffle prize winners were Mary O'Sullivan, Vicki Corcoran O'Sullivan and Jean Cleary.

We invite everyone to join us in our Saddlebag Slim down from January to March, involving a weekly weigh-in and guest speakers in the area of wellbeing. More details to follow.

Deaths

Deepest sympathy to the Conlon family, Whittyshill on the death of Ned Conlon last week, Ned is survived by his wife Nancy, son Paul and daughter Margaret, grandchildren relatives and friends. Ned's removal was Friday from Ryan's funeral parlour to Carrig church for 11 a.m. mass with burial afterwards in Kilcaven cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Our sympathy also to the Walsh family Grange, Bannow on the death of Ellen (Nellie) Walsh in hospital last Wednesday. Nellie is survived by her sister Ann, brothers Dave, Pete, Matt, Johnnie, Paddy and Nicky. Her removal was from Ryan's funeral home on Friday for 2 p.m. mass in Carrig church and burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Handball Club

Christmas draw winners; Chris Coleman, Mary Redmond, Paddy Cleary, Bill McCarthy, Joey Murphy, Paddy Sinnott, Kathleen Cosgrave, Kay O'Brien, Bridie McCormick, Ned Corcoran, Anita Barnwell, Monica Ferguson, Linda Rooney, Shinny Griffin, ORP. Plunket, Aiden Sinnott, Marie Carthy and Dillon Doran.

Turkey tournament winners James Doran, John Sinnott, Robert Cogley, Myles Byrne and Marty Kinsella. A big thank you to all the sponsors and ticket sellers and everybody that supported the draw. The club extends sympathy to the Kinsella family on their recent bereavement.

Dancing

Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, January 12, by Jimmy Clooney; Thursday, January 19, Noel Furlong and Thursday, January 26, Jimmy Barnwell. All welcome, proceeds in aid of Ballymitty handball club new build.

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.

Parish AEDs

We're delighted to now have Four AEDs in our parish - Baldwinstown, Cleariestown, Duncormick and Rathangan. They are located at the shop in Baldwinstown; Church in Cleariestown; Former post office in Duncormick and on the school in Rathangan. They're in a bright yellow box.

If you suspect a cardiac arrest please call 999/112 FIRST and then, if you can, your voluntary AED team. We will try our best to respond and our number is 086 4011688. Volunteers for the team are always required. Call Jacqui at 087 2219302 for more information or facebook.com/Rathangan Defib/

Rathangan Hall

Regular activities going on at present in Rathangan Hall. New members are always welcome to all classes/groups. Enquiries to 051 563039.

Monday and Wednesday Morning 9.30-10.30 a.m. and evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Exercise Classes with Macfit; Tuesday Morning 10.30 a.m. to midday - Mother and Toddler; Tuesday Afternoon 3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. - Irish Dancing; Tuesday Evening 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Gymnastics; Thursday Evening 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Archery; Friday Evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Badminton.

Afterschool

Sunnydays Afterschool Rathangan Homework Club service is provided for the kids who attend between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids who attend from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. remain in our afterschool room in the school. Children who attend from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. are cared for in Rathangan Hall. We have a designated homework room were the children can concentrate without distraction. We offer assistance and guidance to allow them to complete their homework at their own pace. When homework is complete we provide a range of fun and activities.

Senior Citizens Party

All Senior Citizens are cordially invited to the annual Christmas party which will take place on Sunday, January 15, with mass in Cleariestown Church followed by traditional Christmas dinner and entertainment in the Community Centre. More details to follow later.

St Anne's NS

Applications for enrolment for St Anne's NS are now being accepted for September 2017. Enrolment forms are available from the school office-call in or ring Jenny at 051 563167 or from the school website stannesns.weebly.com.

Country Music Festival

Five of Ireland's leading artists are confirmed to play the South East Country Music Festival 2017 at Killag, on July 30. A stellar lineup of artists includes Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley, Cliona Hagan and Lee Matthews. Tickets are already on sale locally, priced at just €25. Available online or at the following local outlets: PJ Murphy's Kilmore, Brady's Mace Kilmore Quay, Bridgetown Post Office, Wallaces Wellingtonbridge, Martina's Hairdressing Knocktown. For further information please see the website southeastcountrymusicfestival.com or contact 089 2029871.

McCall's Cottages

Parishioners will be observing the long awaited construction of our seven new Elder Homes on the grounds of the old parochial house. To be known as McCall's Cottages, they will continue the parish connection to the patriot poet, PJ McCall. They are scheduled for completion after Easter 2017. Anyone contemplating a home in McCall's Cottages for themselves or a loved one, should seek to get their name onto Wexford County Council, housing list as soon as possible. Enquiries can be made through any member of the Housing Association or parish council.

The farm buildings that border the old graveyard are to be partly demolished in coming weeks and the remaining boundary wall is to be repaired and levelled to a height of 2.1 metres. It is also planned to put a walk through gate from the cemetery to the garden of McCall's Cottages. Any party having concerns about what is contemplated are invited to contact any member of the committee.

CPR/AED training

Are you interested in being trained in CPR and AED? Our next training session is on Saturday, February 11, in Rathangan Hall. This half-day certified course costs €20 per person. Please text Jacqui at 087 2219302 for further details or to reserve a place.

TRX/Pilates Classes

TRX Classes take place in the club house every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6.30 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9.30 a.m. For further details please contact Kevin Cogley at 086 3656233.

Pilates Classes take place in Baldwinstown Hall on Tuesday evenings from 7.15 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. Bring a mat, towel and drinking water. Cost is €9 and it is recommended to book a place. For further details please contact Theresa White at 089 4620552.

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