Around the Districts
It is with great regret that we learned of the appointment of Fr Dennis as parish priest to Killinerin/Ballyfad, we are so sorry to be losing him from Ballymitty, so we will be having a farewell evening in Ballymitty Hall on Saturday night, February 25, after 7.30 p.m. mass. We extend an open invitation to everyone in the parish to join us in saying cheerio to him and wishing him the very best in his new ministry, so come and join us for some light refreshments from about 8.15 p.m. onwards on Saturday, February 25.
Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg in aid of handball club new build with music this Thursday, February 23, Dick and Ted.
Wellingtonbridge Tidy Towns Pub Quiz is on Friday, March 3, in Tir na Og at 8.30 p.m. and their AGM is on Wednesday, March 8. All welcome to come and join us keeping fit while you work, social gathering and doing something for your carbon footprint.
St Patrick's Day Parade
Preparations are under way for this year's parade in Carrig-on-Bannow which will take place on March 17 at 2 p.m. in the village. All groups are invited to take part, whether walking or on floats. For further information or to sign up, please contact Greg (086 8174231), or Catherine (087 2917849).
There is a table quiz in Tír na nÓg Pub, Wellingtonbridge on Wednesday, February 22, at 8.30 p.m. proceeds in aid of Bannow-Ballymitty camogie club. There will be both adult and junior tables on the night.
GAA club notes
Lotto will take place this Tuesday night, jackpot is €8,000. Tickets are two euro each and can be purchased from the Post Office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge or from any club officer down in the complex. Thank you for your continued support to our club.
Membership deadline is March 31. Check our Facebook page for registration nights.
The Underage Girls Football have organised a day at the door in Wallace on Saturday, March 18. They are looking for people to give them a hand on the day. If you have an hour to spare please contact Sarah Meyler.
The annual camogie table quiz will take place in Tír na nÓg on Wednesday, February 22. €20 per table. This was Sadie 's masterpiece and we are sure she will be there in spirit.
The championship draws took place last week. In the intermediate Football we will take on Killinerin followed by Duffry Rovers, St Mary 's Mauldintown, St Joseph 's and finally Ballyhogue.
The Junior Hurling team will play Horeswood then Tara Rocks Ferns, Monageer/Bvogue and Buffers Alley. Best of Luck to Pat Fitzharris and Co and to the teams in these strong groups.
B & R Show date
The Bannow and Rathangan Show takes place on Thursday, July 13, at Killag Duncormick.
New weekly Sewing classes are on in Ballymitty hall on Thursday nights from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Children and beginners welcome. To book contact Mary Quirke 086 8432125. Classes in Knitting, Crochet and Cross Stitch also on the night, try your hand at all four if you wish.
A Monster Bingo will be on Sunday, February 26, in Ballymitty Hall at 3 p.m. €1,500 in prizes including Special Page; €50 one line, €100 for two lines and €150 full house. Raffle and lots of prizes. Teas and sandwiches served.
Sunday Cafe will take place on Sunday, February 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Come along and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. Hot Pancakes will be served on morning to get you warmed up for Pancake Tuesday.
There is a table quiz in Stafford's Pub, Tullicanna on Tuesday, February 28, at 9 p.m. Proceeds in aid of Ballymitty New Hall Building Fund. Table of four €20.
The Tullicanna Music Festival takes place on Sunday, July 16, at Stafford's of Tullicanna, more details at later date, all proceeds from this year's event will go to the South Wexford Branch of MS, for more information contact 086 8300938.
St Joseph's NS
St Joseph's NS Ballymitty will have their Farewell Mass for Fr Browne on Wednesday, February 22, at 10 a.m. All parents, grandparents and friends of the school and community are welcome to come along where a presentation will be made to Fr Browne. There will be teas/coffees and cake back in the school after mass for everyone. We hope to see you all there. If any parents wish to make some buns/cakes for the occasion and help out on the day please let us know.
Enrolment Forms for incoming Junior Infants available from Helena/Alison in the school office at 051 561324.
Slim Down/Shape Up
This fitness programme continues every Thursday with the usual weigh-in at 7.30 p.m. in the school followed by a class/activity. All participants are doing so well and we look forward to the finale event in the Oak Tree, Foulkmills on March 16 at 7.30 p.m.
This week's lucky split-the-pot winner is Teresa Kehoe, Duncannon, Teresa wins a fantastic €702. Well done, Teresa. Envelope drawn by Phil Bishop in Tír na nÓg. Thank you all for your continued support.
The A-team were away to forth Celtic today in the Neil o Sullivan cup and went down 3-2. We started the first half playing with the wind and there wasn't a lot between both teams in the first 20 minutes as defences were on top, on a day when conditions were bitterly cold and wet there wasn't a lot of chances in the first half. The game sprung to life on 57 minutes when forth took the lead with a rasping shot which went in off the underside of the crossbar, three minutes later it was level when Daz and Hermi combined to put Niall in to slot past the keeper.
On 65 minutes Forth took the lead again and then on 70 our job became harder when we went down to 10 men, but then on 78 minutes Hermi took on his man and was taken down for a penalty which Niall converted to level again. Both sides had chances in the last 10 minutes but it was forth who got the winner in the 91st minute following a goalmouth scramble. On the day our performance just wasn't good enough. Best of luck to forth in the next round.
The B team were away today to Gorey Celtic in the cup. It was a miserable windy day and Gorey decided to play with the wind in the first half so we knew we had to stand strong and take some pressure but we were brilliant and kept our shape got the ball down and played a bit. They didn't create much with the wind and we knew we could break their defence if we kept our heads and just before half time after some nice skill from Conor Neville he played the ball across the box and Gavin Sinnott has their to control it and finish to the bottom corner.
After the break with the wind we went at them and created a lot off chance with Conor coming close and Joe Sinnott had a free kick brilliantly saved out of the bottom corner. They had a couple of half chances but we stayed calm and came away with a deserved win. So it's onto the next round for the b team.
Grantstown Day care
Upcoming Events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Tuesday, February 21 - Games/Sing Song in the morning, Pongo in the afternoon; Wednesday, February 22 - Pongo/A simple yes or no. in the morning, Picture Quiz and music in the afternoon; Thursday, February 23 - Pongo in the morning, and exercise in the afternoon.
Bring A Friend For Free Day - We are having a Bring a Friend For Free day at Grantstown Day care centre on the following dates: March 6, March 14, March 22 and on March 30. Complimentary Lunch, tea or coffee and activities will be provided on these days for your friend. All new visitors are welcome, we look forward to seeing you. If you have any queries please contact the reception at 051 561016.
Volunteers - Have you any time to spare? Grantstown is looking for volunteers. If you can give even an hour of your time per week, we would love to hear from you. We are urgently looking for volunteers who will help drive our residents to doctor's appointments or Hospital appointments. Please contact us if you are prepared to help our senior citizens. Many hands make light work. Please contact 051 561016.
Congratulations to Micheál Busher, who completed the Junior B County double, winning the Singles title last week, to go with his earlier Doubles victory with Robert Byrne. Micheál was in great form, and never let his opponent Fergal McWilliams from Horeswood get on top, running out a clear 21-14, 21-14 winner. Micheál is hoping to complete the hat trick of county titles when he when he competes in the Team Final this week against St Martin's, with his club colleagues Robert Byrne and his brothers Brian and Ciaran. Best of luck, lads.
Kilmore camogie feile committee would to say thank you to everyone who supported our feile raffle on Friday, February 10. To Diane Goff of Centra, All our sponsors of our fab prizes, Jane Crosbie for printing the cards and all our sellers a massive thank you. Thanks to Nichola Dempsey for all your hard work organising it all. The draw will be held on Saturday, March 4, in Bridie's Bar Bridgetown.
Also we would like to Thank Billy Bates of Inish Pebble, John and Chris Fortune of Kilmore potatoes and Eoin Gorry of Bridgetown Pharmacy for their kind donations to our feile fundraising we appreciate your generosity to our girls.
Tomhaggard Social Centre Activities: Monday - Women's Shed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Yoga. Tuesday - Art 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday - 7-8.30 and Sat 10-11.30 Scouts. Thursday - 10.30 a.m. to midday Tai Chi. Reading Room open to public when centre in use.
Mid term is this week so no cub/scout meetings on Wednesday the 22nd. Instead there will be weekend activities. There is no beaver meeting on Saturday the 25th.
A big thank you to everyone who supported Ballycogley Players in St Michael's Hall Wexford on February 17/18. Festivals start on February 24 when we travel to Rush, followed by local performances on February 28 in Kilmuckridge, Wexford on March 2 and New Ross on March 30.
There is a breakfast morning in aid of Kilmore Quay Lifeboat on Sunday, February 26, in Kilmore Parish Hall from 9.30 a.m. till 1.30 p.m.
Last Sunday was a busy but productive day in the Kilmore AC calendar with competitors in both Athlone and Waterford representing both club and county. Fiona Kehoe won an Indoor 800m in Athlone IT in a highly competitive race. She also gained a new personal best to continue her successful season so far.
Kilmore AC also travelled to WIT Arena for the last Cross Country race of the season, the all-Ireland Masters 4km race. The Kilmore AC women's team consisted of Jackie Carty, Helen Doyle, Sinéad O'Brien and Fidelma Rossiter and the men were represented by Adrian Reville. It was an unforgivingly hilly but fast course with a field of over 200 talented athletes but the girls won 12th place overall as a club with excellent individual performances from Jackie, Helen, Sinéad and Fidelma. In addition, the county team was placed seventh overall.
Unfortunately, there was no team representation for the Kilmore AC or Wexford County Men due to recent injuries but Adrian gave a fine account of his club and county in his run.
Training continues and attention will now be turned to road races and the upcoming track and field season.
Kilmore SCOPE is holding a coffee and information morning in the AOH hall Bridgetown on Friday, February 24, at 10.30 a.m. A brief talk will be given by a representative of Wexford Local Development on the Little Jobs Scheme which is available to people of pension age during the event.
So if you are interested and would like to hear more, please come along and have your queries if any answered.
It's that time of year again so make sure to free up your diaries as the annual Ladies Night is back. The usual fabulous fun will be had at the Danby Hotel at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. Places for stallholders are already filling fast, so if you are interested in having a stall on the night let us know at 053 9132624 as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.