Around the Districts

Ballymore/Mayglass

GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,000 and Susan O'Gorman was the lucky winner of last week's jackpot, 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. Many thanks for your continued support.

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.

Membership

St Fintan's club membership for non-players is due before March 31. This year all members paid up before that date will receive a GAA membership card which will give them access to a rewards programme and retail discounts.

Members, who sign up AFTER the deadline will NOT have entitlement to a membership card. There will be a club registration day in March (details confirmed next week) or payment can be made by direct contact with club secretary.

Ballycogley Players

Ballycogley Players have taken part in four of their seven festivals in Rush, Kilmuckridge, Wexford and Roscommon with their production of Lay Me Down Softly by Billy Roche. Audience and adjudicators feedback has been very good.

Two non-festival dates will take place on Sunday, March 12, in St Mary's Hall, Fethard and on Saturday, March 18, in St Martin's GAA Complex. Further festival performances will take place in Tipperary, Cavan and New Ross. Thanks to everyone for their support so far.

The following are the results to - date Kilmuckridge: Play in fourth place, adjudicators award given to Paddy McGuire and Jack Allen for their sparring scene, Nominations: Best Tech (lighting and set), best director Breda Hayes, best actress Ellen Cloney. Rush: Play in third place, Chris Maddock best actor and adjudicators award to Seán Carthy, Nominations: best supporting actor Seán Carthy, most promising actor Jack Allen and best bet. Results from Wexford and Roscommon next weekend.

The group took part in the Crimecall re-enactment of Fiona Sinnott's disappearance 19 years ago which was aired on RTÉ last Monday night. Please come forward if you have any information regarding the events that happened on that fateful night which might help Gardaí finally get answers for the Sinnott family. Phone Wexford Garda Station at 053 9165200 or Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

All Blacks AFC

The under-10 girls' team travelled to neighbours Fasnet and came away with three points, winning 3-0 with goals from Naomi Denton and Ava Newport in the first half and Ciara Murphy mid way through the second half to seal the victory. Big well done to all 10 girls involved, Holly May had a great game in goal, Aveen, Clara and Kate with some great defending and Ciara, Ava N, Naomi and Katie with great running in mid field and some great passing and moving from team captains Jolie and Ava H up front.

The under-14 girls made an early morning trip to play Curracloe in the quarter final of the cup with a 9.30 a.m. kick off time. Having not played in six weeks the lack of game time showed. The game was evenly matched throughout but the All Blacks took the lead through an Aoife Houghton goal but were soon pegged back through a rather fortunate Curracloe goal but five minutes before half time Seren Ward sent a rocket into the roof of the net from the edge of the box, a fantastic goal that left the girls 2-1 at half time.

Early into the second half Curracloe drew the match level for the second time. The girls battled hard and eventually with 10 minutes remaining were rewarded when Seren Ward scored again. This was to prove the decisive goal with the match ending with a 3-2 win for the All Black girls. Well done to all who played and a special mention for Cora Kenny, who made the trip but became ill and so unfortunately didn't get to play.

The squad was Sophie Power, Abbie Sinnott, Kayla Byrne, Aoife Burke, Sarah Cleary, Emma Carr, Seren Ward, Niamh, Ciara and Aoife Reese, Zoe Butler, Amy Jackman, Aoife Houghton, Cora Kenny and Katelyn Boggan.

The girls can now look forward to a semi-final away to either Forth Celtic or Tombrack and are still in contention for a league and cup double. Well done, girls.

Run A Muck

Fourteen members of St Fintan's ladies are taking part in the Run a Muck challenge on March 11, much needed funds raised from this will contribute to the start of our football season and general running of the club. We will have a sponsorship card at registration morning and any donations will be greatly appreciated.

Bereavements

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Frank Goldsmith Ballybrennan Killinick and Dermot Kelly Greenfields both of whom sadly died during the recent past. May they rest in peace.

Girls Underage

The St Fintan's under-12 girls will train on Monday evenings from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Rosslare Strand on the astro turf. Players are asked to bring €2, runners and a gum shield. New players are more than welcome.

Presentation Night

The annual Wexford District clubperson of the year presentation night was held in the Riverside hotel on Saturday night last. This is afunction at which a member of each GAA club in the district is made a presentation in appreciation for the work they have or are still doing for the club. This person is nominated by the club and this year Robert Rowe was the recipient on behalf of the St Fintan's club.

Robert was joined by his wife Roseleen and a number of fellow club members at the function. This former player, treasurer, chairman and current member of a number of committees within the club was a worthy recipient on behalf of St Fintan's. Congratulations Robert and many thanks for your continued support.

Spring Fair

The parents' association of St Fintan's National School Mayglass are hosting a spring fair and wellness day on Sunday, March 12, in Danby Lodge Hotel from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry €5. A wide range of holitic therapies available such as massage, reiki, reflexology and healing. All treatments €10. For a full list of therapies check out our Facebook page. There will also be a great selection of craft stalls. All proceeds raised going towards the development of the school. Tickets are on sale from parents' association members, mayglass school and on the day.

Tomhaggard Centre

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.

Art Class

There are a small number of places available at the Water Colour class in Tomhaggard social centre on Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For details please contact Maria Murphy 086 3848364.

Amnesty International

The Women's Shed have organised a talk on Amnesty International on Monday, March 13, in Tomhaggard social centre. Everyone welcome and refreshments will be served.

Preschool/Montessori

There will be an open evening at Mulrankin Preschool/Montessori on Thursday, March 23, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please check out our Facebook page fro further information call Martina Cardiff at 087 1334680.

Kilmore

Preschool/Montessori

There will be an open evening at Mulrankin Preschool/Montessori on Thursday, March 23, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please check out our Facebook page fro further information call Martina Cardiff at 087 1334680.

Athletic Club news

Kilmore Athletic Club are holding a Presentation social night on Friday, March 10, in Mary Barry's commencing at 7 p.m. This night is for ALL members of the club, senior, Juvenile athletes members and parents. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Congratulations to Fiona Kehoe, Kilmore AC on winning the National Senior Indoor 800m title in 2.08 seconds on Sunday, February 19, last. There was a quality field of athletes in attendance at the National Arena in Dublin and Fiona triumphed after a fierce fought few laps to win in convincing fashion. Fiona continues to maintain her winning form from Cross Country to Track and Field season this year.

New athletes: we're looking for you. Beginners and false beginners all welcome to join in for all track and field events. Recruitment is now open to all athletes who will be seven years of age in and over in 2017. Training is in Kilmore School on Mondays at 6.30 and in Kilmore GAA field on Thursdays at 6.30. Membership costs for the year for juvenile athletes is €15 per child. See you soon.

Camogie news

Kilmore camogie will host their annual spring clothes collection on Saturday, April 9, in Kilmore GAA grounds from 9.30 to 12.30. We will gladly take any unwanted items of clothing, shoes, bags, belts and bed linen.

Unfortunately we cannot except duvets

Drama Update

Ballycogley Players have taken part in four of their seven festivals in Rush, Kilmuckridge, Wexford and Roscommon with their production of Lay Me Down Softly by Billy Roche. Audience and adjudicators feedback has been very good.

Two non-festival dates will take place on Sunday, March 12, in St Mary's Hall, Fethard and on Saturday, March 18, in St Martin's GAA Complex. Further festival performances will take place in Tipperary, Cavan and New Ross. Thanks to everyone for their support so far.

The following are the results to - date Kilmuckridge: Play in fourth place, adjudicators award given to Paddy McGuire and Jack Allen for their sparring scene, Nominations: Best Tech (lighting and set), best director Breda Hayes, best actress Ellen Cloney. Rush: Play in third place, Chris Maddock best actor and adjudicators award to Seán Carthy, Nominations: best supporting actor Seán Carthy, most promising actor Jack Allen and best bet. Results from Wexford and Roscommon next weekend.

The group took part in the Crimecall re-enactment of Fiona Sinnott's disappearance 19 years ago which was aired on RTÉ last Monday night. Please come forward if you have any information regarding the events that happened on that fateful night which might help Gardaí finally get answers for the Sinnott family. Phone Wexford Garda Station at 053 9165200 or Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Tomhaggard Centre

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.

Art Class

There are a small number of places available at the Water Colour class in Tomhaggard social centre on Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For details please contact Maria Murphy 086 3848364.

Amnesty International

The Women's Shed have organised a talk on Amnesty International on Monday, March 13, in Tomhaggard social centre. Everyone welcome and refreshments will be served.

Room to Write

Room to Write takes place in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay on Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Linked to Write By the Sea festival, this gathering provides opportunities to writers to write, to consult writing resources, to read, to connect with other writers in a friendly, congenial atmosphere with free wifi access. Whether you are a beginner or an established writer you will enjoy Why not join us? Cost €5, light refreshments supplied. We look forward to seeing you there.

SCOPE meeting

Kilmore SCOPE will be holding a meeting on Thursday, March 9, at 7.30 p.m. in the AOH hall, Bridgetown. Members and all interested are invited to the meeting which will discuss plans over the next few months for activity in both the Information Centre and in the hall which is to be re-decorated shortly. All welcome to attend.

Information morning

Kilmore SCOPE and the Bridgetown Information and Resource Centre held a very interesting coffee morning on Friday, February 24. The guest was Mr Aidan Power from Wexford Local Development, who addressed the good attendance on the 'Little Jobs Scheme', the 'Warm Project' and 'Message in a Bottle'.

Many questions were asked about the various projects which were dealt with very satisfactorily by Mr Power. Also welcomed to the event was the mayor of Wexford Cllr Frank Staples. Thanks were expressed to all for attending and for their interest in the various projects discussed.

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 one winner of last week's jackpot of €5,400, congratulations to Susan O'Gorman. The winning numbers were 3, 6, 14 and 23. Congratulations to the five match-three winners who each received €60. The match-three winners were Emer Sinnott, Muriel Walsh, Bertha Murphy, Con Byrne and Noel Kehoe. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, March 7, and the jackpot now stands at €3,000.

Drama Thanks

Rathangan Variety Group would like to express a massive thanks to everyone who supported their production of Oklahoma over their four night run in Rathangan Hall recently. Thanks also to anyone who helped and in anyway to make it such a success.

The cast and crew had a very enjoyable and fun filled week. Until next year.

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.

Tomhaggard Centre

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.

Art Class

There are a small number of places available at the Water Colour class in Tomhaggard social centre on Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For details please contact Maria Murphy 086 3848364.

Amnesty International

The Women's Shed have organised a talk on Amnesty International on Monday, March 13, in Tomhaggard social centre. Everyone welcome and refreshments will be served.

Baldwinstown news

Some businesses and local people would like to propose the formation of a village/community maintenance and development group. Tasks would include the upkeep of public grounds and roads in the village and surrounding area as well as possibly contributing to help with the community centre. We would love to make the village vibrant and colourful with flowers and planters and would welcome other ideas also.

If you feel you would be interested in helping out no matter how casually we would love to hear from you. We will also be holding a meeting to discuss forming the group on March 24 in the Wheelhouse Bar at 8.30 p.m. for anybody who would like to attend.

The Forge Craft and Design Centre Baldwinstown is back open from our annual closure on Friday, March 17, and each Sat and Sun from 12.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. till Easter. Opening times will be extended for the summer season. Why not pop in to see our new stock and Coffee Dock.

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