Around the Districts

Joe, Jamie, Maria and Cody Chun On Lo at the Confirmations for Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts in Clonard Church.
Joe, Jamie, Maria and Cody Chun On Lo at the Confirmations for Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts in Clonard Church.

Ballymore-Mayglass

GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €5,500 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 €200 up for grabs each week and Oisin Lyons and Catherine Pettit shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn were 1, 8, 18 and 27. Many thanks for your continued support.

All Blacks AFC

Reminder: the FAI Camp at All Blacks AFC, Casey Park from July 24 to July 28 is now open for booking. Book now on summersoccerschools.ie.

Congratulations to this week's winner of our split-the-pot draw prize No 18 in 2017. Charlie O'Connor scooped the winning prize of €362 in the Bargy Bar, Bridgetown on Monday, May 15. Many thanks for the hospitality on the night. Thank you to all our selling agents and our draw entrants in your continued support weekly. All proceeds going forward to our Development Plan for All Blacks AFC Casey Park.

A fantastic day was had at the Wexford Slaney Cup Competition for under-14 girls in All Blacks AFC, Casey Park. Well done to all the teams and their coaches in a great two-day tournament. Thank you to Dara Ward and parents of our under-14s who provided refreshments and support to Wexford Schoolgirls league on the day. Congratulations to Wexford, who lifted the prized cup. Best of luck in your adventure for the next stage to Limerick.

The under-13s boys clinched the Division 1 League title on Wednesday evening with a 1-0 win over a excellent Wexford Celtic team. This game with both teams playing excellent football was always going to be tight and so it turned out to be. It began with Lee Kelly mading a superb save from Eoin O'Lionáin. The lads always looked dangerous with Ben Rossiter and Tadgh McDonald and Luc Farrell coming close. The goal arrived with 10 minutes remaining when Evan Cullen found Tadgh McDonald and he flicked it into the path of Ben Rossitter and he made no mistake with a left foot finish. Cheers rang out from the Blacks. From there on the lads defending was excellent but Celtic did have one last chance with a Jack Dempsey shot, which again ended with another superb save from Lee.

All the boys were excellent on the night with Conor Swan was outstanding in defence, Ben Rossitter up front was excellent but the MOTM goes to Lee Kelly, whose performance was excellent all night. So the three points gave the boys the league title.

Ska Festival

Ballycogley is the place to be on Sunday, June 4, and Monday, June 5, when the annual Ska fest will be held. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with parking provided. Tickets costing €20 are available from South East Radio, Trax music store and the Halfway House Ballycogley. A host of good bands will provide the music.

St Fintan's Ladies

Well done to the under-10 green team who took to the field recently at home against neighbours St Martin's and putting in a strong performance and battled hard throughout with some great scores taken, well done to all girls involved.

GAA stewarding

Do you wish to be a steward for Innovate Wexford Park? With some big games hopefully to come this summer this is your chance. Official steward training (very easy), an official steward card and guaranteed to see any game you steward. Please private message the clubs Facebook page or contact club secretary to book your steward training place.

Grotto Mass

To honour Our Lady in the month of May, Mass will take place in Ballycogley Grotto at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, weather permitting. The Ballymore-Mayglass Choir will be present to add to the celebration. This has become a wonderful community celebration of faith, so please join us, all are welcome. Please note that this is a change of date.

Jamie Codd

In his quest to retain his point to point riders title Mayglass man Jamie Codd closed the gap on current leader Barry O'Neill when he rode four winners at Bartlemy Co. Cork while O'Neill failed to ride a winner on Sunday week last. With the season to end on June 5 this leaves Jamie six behind 59-53 with just six meetings left.

Sheana Ghael

The St Fintan's GAA Club once again supported the Sheana Ghael golf fundraiser which was held at Enniscorthy golf club over two days during the past week. A team of Michael O'Brien, Pat Rossitter, Billy Moore and Paddy McGuire walked the fairways and returned a respectable score with Billys putter particulary 'HOT'.

Little Jobs/Insulation

Aidan Power from WLD will be visiting Tomhaggard Women's Shed on Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m. to outline details of Little Jobs and Keep Warm projects which are available for residents in our community. So why not come along and see what services are available and if you qualify. Refreshments served.

Tomhaggard Fun Run

Tomhaggard social centre's annual 5k Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, July 2, at 11 a.m. This is a fantastic family occasion and we hope to see plenty of runners and walkers enjoying the fun. Refreshments served. For details or to book a place contact Eimear at 086 1946311. The annual Tractor Run will also take place in July.

centre activities

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 Saturday 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Scouts. Reading Room open to public when centre in use.

Bannow Show date

The Bannow and Rathangan Show takes place at Killag Duncormick on Thursday, July 13, schedules will be out shortly, more details next week.

Kilmore

Bingo

Bingo will take place in the Stella Maris Centre on next Sunday, May 28, at 8 p.m. Lots of prizes and good fun. Why not come along and join us.

Little Jobs/Insulation

Aidan Power from WLD will be visiting Tomhaggard Women's Shed on Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m. to outline details of Little Jobs and Keep Warm projects which are available for residents in our community. So why not come along and see what services are available and if you qualify. Refreshments served.

Tomhaggard Fun Run

Tomhaggard social centre's annual 5k Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, July 2, at 11 a.m. This is a fantastic family occasion and we hope to see plenty of runners and walkers enjoying the fun. Refreshments served. For details or to book a place contact Eimear at 086 1946311. The annual Tractor Run will also take place in July.

centre activities

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 Saturday 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Scouts. Reading Room open to public when centre in use.

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy to James O'Connor the Hill on the death of his father recently.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Susie Doyle and Alex Scallan, who got married recently and on Friday last a large crowd of their families and friends had a wonderful day to celebrate this special occasion.

No words can explain the wonderful occasion and organisation of the whole day it was magnificent and enjoyed by all who attended. To Susie and Alex we wish you many happy years of married life to gether and on behalf of all who attended a sincere thank you.

Art/Photo exhibition

An art and photography exhibition will be in the ASD unity of Bridgetown Vocational College on Thursday, May 25, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. This exhibition will be the results of the art and photography classes which have been held in the AOH hall, Bridgetown over the winter and spring months and is a must see event and worthy of your support.

Some works on display may be purchased at the exhibition and at which tea or coffee and buns will be served to refresh you. All will be welcomed to the exhibition.

Bannow Show date

The Bannow and Rathangan Show takes place at Killag Duncormick on Thursday, July 13, schedules will be out shortly, more details next week.

Our Lady's Island

GAA Bingo

Still no jackpot winner folks so tonight we go with €400 to be won and we also will introduce our new half book for the young bingo fanatics. Half book means half the price to play for these eager beavers. See you in Butlers 9 p.m. Coffee morning.

This Thursday, May 26, is community coffee morning time again, in OL.I.

Community Hall from 10.30 to midday. All welcome to come along for cuppa and chat, all free.

Mass for Exam Students

On Saturday, June 3, the 7 p.m. Vigil Mass in Our Lady's Island will be offered for all the young people of the parish who are sitting junior and Leaving Certificate examinations. We extend a warm welcome to all the students and their families to join us for this Mass.

Lotto

With no jackpot winner last week, €5,500 waits for you in tonight's draw. To be in with a chance, buy your ticket in usual places locally or from club members for only €1.50 each. We had two match-three winners from last week's numbers, Pat Redmond (seller - A Mullins) and Raymond Doyle (seller - D Maloney). Numbers drawn were 1, 8, 18 and 27.

GAA Fixtures

Tuesday, May 23 - ACFL Our Lady's Island v Bannow-Ballymiitty at 7.30 p.m. in Carne.

Friday, May 27 - Wex District Junior B F'ball championship - St Mary's (M) v Our Lady's Island at 7.30 p.m.

Thursday, May 25 - under-14 Football Division 2 Cluain O'Rahilly's v Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's at 7.30 p.m. venue tbc.

Sunday, May 28 - under-12 Football Division 1d Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's v St Anne's at 11 a.m. in Ballymore.

Rackard League Final

Our Lady's Island GA.A club would like to wish the boys of Scoil Mhuire Our Lady's Island and St Fintan's Mayglass the very best of luck as they compete in the Rackard League District Final today (Tuesday) against Rosslare Schools in Rathangan (St Anne's GAA pitch) at 4.45 p.m. Support for the lads would be appreciated.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Kathleen Cleary, Broadway on winning €183 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

Piercestown

Scout Group news

A special Emergency meeting has been called for all parents and other interested adults to discuss recruiting leaders in all sections in the Scout Group.

Due to many circumstances the current leaders may not be able to attend every week or all activities in the coming Scout Year September 2017 to July 2018 which means all three sections will not have sufficient adults to run the sections according to Child Protection laws in ireland. we need more adults or some of the sections may not re-open in September 2017.

Your help is needed and we invite you to come along to this special meeting at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 (approx 45 mins) to meet with the Group Council members who will give you details of training required and other details such as Garda Vetting etc.

Please do come along, or if in meantime, you wish to speak to our Group Leader, Jane Power any Tuesday night in the hall, if you are interested in coming along and joining our group to help save closing some of the Sections of beavers, cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers. thank you for your co-operation.

ARA Club news

Annual Coach Tour 2017 Piercestown-Murrintown ARA club annual Coach Tour for 2017 is to the Slieve Russell Hotel Co Cavan on August 27 (Sun to Wed) three nights DBB with two-day tours (details to be advised later). Price is €280 pp sharing and €15 Single Room Supp. please ring Ann Rochford 087 6677411 to book your place, deposit of 100.00 secures your place. Great weekend promised. Book early to avoid disappointment. seats booking fast.

ARA Day Trip - June 13, day trip to Japanese Gardens, Newbridge Silver Centre and Whitewater Shopping Centre - Morning T/C, entry to gardens, Coach and evening meal in glen of Downs Glenview Hotel. €55 per person. Contact Ann Rochford at 087 6677411 to book your place.

Wexford People