Around the Districts

Jack Corcoran, Harry Curtis, Eoin Lionáin and Luke Murphy who were cheering on Wexford at Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday.
Jack Corcoran, Harry Curtis, Eoin Lionáin and Luke Murphy who were cheering on Wexford at Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday.

Kilmore

Alzheimer's Coffee

A coffee morning for the Alzheimer's Association Wexford Branch will be held in Kilmore Community Hall on Sunday, June 25, from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. You are all invited to help raise funds for this very vital service and please remember, all funds raised are used in Wexford. Your support for this very worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

Drama Readings

The Ballycogley Players will hold a reading for their one-act plays next Thursday night (June 15) in Tomhaggard Social Centre at 8.30 p.m. Actors, directors, stage managers and helpers required. New members are most welcome.

Kilmore ARA

Our next trp during the summer break will be to the Zoo on June 28. Travel as usual by early morning train from Wexford and then by public transport to the Zoo. Ten-Pin Bowling in Leisuremax on Mondays at 10.30 a.m.

Kilmore United fc

The Wexford Football Academy are back with us again for the summer soccer camp for ages 6-14 which will be held from July 3 to July 7. They will be a registration evening this Thursday (15th) in our clubrooms from 7.30-8.30 or if you have any query phone Theresa at 087 4169923.

Scouts

Dates have been finalised for this year's Scout Camps. Beavers: local June 24 to June 25 ; Cubs: June 23 to June 25 IOAC Tagoat; Scouts and Ventures: June 30 to July 3 Activities in Greystones, Bray and Dublin.

Congratulations to young Scout team of Huan Er McBride, Senan Murray, Adam Ffrench, Danny Lawton Corish, Ava Lawton Breslin, Brendan Thompson and Seán Whitty, who received Silver Standard at last weekend's Co Scoutcraft competition in the IOAC Tagoat. They also won Camp Chef Award for third year in succession. It was a great achievement despite the weather. Overall it was the highest standard of competition in years. The highlight of the weekend was a tribute to Rescue 116 where scouts, ventures leaders and families stood in formation around a ground display, clapping as the Coast Guard Helicopter flew over the site a number of times.

Other dates of interest: Trolley raffle in Brady's Mace Kilmore Quay on Saturday, June 17, in aid of group funds and Camp 18; End of year barbecue and presentation of Badges June 28, all family welcome.

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.

vintage run

Tomhaggard annual Tractor and Vintage Road Run takes place on Sunday, July 9, starting from the Social Centre. This is a great spectacle and something to be enjoyed by everyone. For details and to book a place contact Eimear at 086 1946311.

Proceeds of both these fundraisers are to repair a leak on the roof of the extension/supper room and water damage which has developed over the past few years.

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.

Craftantics

There is a one-day introductory course to Chalk Paint and Decoupage on July 1 at Eastlands Court Ballycogley. All materials supplied and includes tea coffee, home made scones, and chat. Cost e40 for the day. Two other courses on June 17/24 are full. Contact Angela at 087 2840272 for details and book a place.#

Young at Heart Club

The members of the Young at Heart Club would like to thank everyone who attended the recent fundraising Breakfast Morning and who also bought tickets for the raffle. The total amount raised was €977.80.

Raffle winners were P. Devereux, D.Scallan, Pauline Dwyer, Sam Kendrick, Mary Fitzpatrick, Ann Miskella, Ina Neville, Siobhán Bates, Breda Reville and Jimmy Barry.

We would also like to say a big thank you to Mary and all in the kitchen and everyone else who helped in any way. Also, a big thank you to all the sponsors of our prizes. It is very much appreciated by us all.

Deaths

The parish of Kilmore lost three very special people in the recent past. The death of Tina Whelan, Ballyteigue, Kilmore Quay took place after a long illness. Tina was a very special and devoted woman and also a very caring lady.

The death of Seán Radford, Rackardstown, Kilmore also took place after a very very long illness. Seán was a very well respected and well known man and was very much involved in Kilmore Quay Lifeboats.

The death of Dickie Cousins, Cousinstown, Bridgetown took place last weekend after a very short illness. Dickie was a very quite and well known man.

To the three families and friends we sympatise on their great loss of three lovely individuals.

Get Well

Sincere get well wishes go to our parish priest Fr Doyle and the parish are praying for a very speedy recovery as we all miss you and want to see you back as soon as possible.

Camogie news

It's a busy week for our camogie club and one that we have been looking forward for months now with history been made for our club with our first every camogie feile been hosted by Kimore. We welcome Laragh camogie club from Cavan to the Sunny South East which promises to be a memorable weekend for players, mentors and parents.

Féile Weekend Itinery as follows. Friday, June 16, 3.45 p.m.: Welcome Laragh camogie club to Kilmore Refreshments served; 5 p.m. Kilmore v Eglish (Tyrone) and Laragh v Fethard; 6 p.m. Kilmore v Fethard and Laragh v Eglish; 7 p.m. Laragh players meet their host families. Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m. Arrive at pitch; 9.30 Parade, photos etc; 10.30 Laragh v Kilmore; 11.15 Kilmore boys v Aughrim Boys; 12.00 Lunch in Community Hall for players and mentors; 1 p.m. Depart for Carlow Town Hurling Club (depending on results); 3.45 Shield quarter final; 5.15 Cup quarter final; 8 p.m. Meal in Kilmore Quay for players and mentors; 8.30.11 p.m. Disco. Cheese and wine reception for parents while disco is on for parents of both clubs.

Citizens Information

There will be a mobile Citizens Information van in the main car park of Bridgetown College on Tuesday, July 18, and Wednesday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. This free service is open to the whole community in Bridgetown, Kilmore, Kilmore Quay and surrounding areas.

All are welcome to attend for free advice on rights and entitlements. If you have any queries, please contact Catherine McCurdy at 085 8568144.

Coffee/prizegiving

A coffee morning is being held on Friday, June 16, starting at 10.30 a.m. in the AOH hall under the auspices of Kilmore Scope and the Bridgetown Information and Resource Centre.

The event will see the drawing of prizes for the tickets which have been in circulation over the past few weeks, so if you haven't got your tickets yet call into the coffee morning buy your ticket and have a 'cuppa' with us then wait for the lucky tickets to be drawn. See you all there.

Murrintown

Split-the-pot

Split-the-pot winner winner this week was Andrea Fielding, winning €900. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

tractor/vintage run

There is a tractor and vintage run in Murrintown at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, in aid of parish funds. Registration from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Community Centre

Murrintown Community Centre are holding their AGM on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m.

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; Dance Fit Classes - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., contact Amanda Burke 087 9713339; Pilates - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., contact Elaine Dowling 086 8431723.

We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo on Monday Nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (once every 4-6 weeks). Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the Community Centre at 053 9139328.

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.

Swim week

Wexford Water Safety annual Swim Week takes place at Carne beach starting Monday, July 10, to July 16, Beginners level up to Safety four. Registration at 9.45 a.m. at Carne Beach on Monday, July 10. For further info or to book contact Sinéad at 087 6559323 or check wexfordwatersafety.ie.

Piercestown

ARA Club news

Annual Coach Tour: August 27 three nights DBB in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan SRS €15 pppn. great weekend, two-day tours, music every night in bar, price based on sharing €280. Contact Ann Rochford 087 6677411 to book your place. €100 deposit secures.

PARISH DRAW

Thanks to all who joined the draw for 2016/2017. The new year draw starts in July and promoters will be calling house to house to ask you to join - cost €20 for the year/€10 for six months. please support this fundraiser for the church.

Split-the-pot

Split-the-pot winner winner this week was Andrea Fielding, winning €900. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

tractor/vintage run

There is a tractor and vintage run in Murrintown at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, in aid of parish funds. Registration from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Swim week

Wexford Water Safety annual Swim Week takes place at Carne beach starting Monday, July 10, to July 16, Beginners level up to Safety four. Registration at 9.45 a.m. at Carne Beach on Monday, July 10. For further info or to book contact Sinéad at 087 6559323 or check wexfordwatersafety.ie.

Taghmon-Camross

Taghmon ICA

The May meeting took place recently. The meeting opened with the ICA prayer. A vote of sympathy was passed with the Cullen, Southgate, Stafford, Whitty and Grennan families on their recent bereavements.

After the business, the AGM took place. The new committee is as follows. President, Mary Noonan, secretary, Mary Monaghan, Vice-president and PRO Carol Gray. Eithne McGee and Kathleen Murray and remain as joint treasurers.

Gretta O'Connor our group convenor gave us some ideas for demonstrators for meetings. After supper served by Marie Green Gretta wished us well for the coming year and reminded us to send send our fees to central office as soon as possible.

Marie Green won the competition for the nicest posy of garden flowers. The June meeting takes place on Wednesday, June 21. New members are always welcome.

Ladies' Football

Our Junior A team had another huge win against Cushinstown in their final league game on Friday evening on a scoreline of 11-16 to 0-5.

This was a very significant win as a lot of our regular first team players were unavailable during exams so it was a completely new look team and they played brilliant together and this win guarantees us a home draw in the League Quarter final.

Next game is away to Ballyhogue on July 3 in the championship.

Wexford People