Around the Districts: Ballymore/Mayglass

Published 13/10/2015 | 00:00

Jack Browne of the Wexford Academy of Martial Arts (right) in action against Ryan Walsh (Raging Bull Waterford) at the Wexford Academy of Martial Arts Fight Night in the Talbot Hotel.
Jack Browne of the Wexford Academy of Martial Arts (right) in action against Ryan Walsh (Raging Bull Waterford) at the Wexford Academy of Martial Arts Fight Night in the Talbot Hotel.

GAA lotto - The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €9,000 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8pm and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match three prize of €300 up for grabs each week and Theresa Wright and T O Brien shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 3,5,14,15. Many thanks for your continued support.

Club Text Service

All information regarding upcoming St.Fintans Rose fundraising events will be communicated here aswell as club social media and club text. If you wish to add your name to the club text service simply text 086 1787498. Keep up to date on facebook at "Official St.Fintans GAA" and follow us on twitter @OfficialFintans.

Forever Fit

Dancefit/Bodytone Classes in Ballycogley continues on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. Also 'Forever Active over 55's' ~ Mondays at 11.30 a.m. a more gentle exercise class to music.

Kilmore Hall Classes: New-Tuesdays at 9.40 a.m and Thursday at 7.30pm. Forever Active Tuesday at 2.00 p.m. All 'pay as you go' Join in any time. All Welcome. Call Amanda Burke 0879713339 for info.

Let's Dance

Dance classes commenced in the Danby Lodge Hotel during the recent past with Siobhan Busher as tutor. All dances will be catered for Jive,Waltz,Quick step etc with lessons commencing at 8pm-10.30pm and each lesson will cost E5. For further information please contact Ber (Kelly)Cullen on 087 9162855 or Lorraine Rankin on 087 7632305 or just turn up on the night.

Fuddletown Rose

After a fierce competition and selection process Josie came out on top beating Dylan "Dolly" Ryan, Barry "Babs" Ryan, Bob "Becky" Quality and Larry "Lola" Devereux to claim title to the Fuddletown Rose. Reports from local newsman Paddy McGuire state Josie can't turn left at the end of lane for fear of passing Quality's and Devereux's. Mother in law Alice Ryan commentated she was delighted Josie was not only a brilliant additional talent for the local club St Fintan's but also now a beauty pageant talent.

With professional hairdresser Mary T Ryan as her campaign manager this Rose will have a great advantage, Josie would like to thank his mother, many sister's, wife, daughters and sister in laws for the amazing female influences throughout her life and she hopes she can call on these experiences to win over the audience on Grand Finale Night.

Ballymore Rose

Fintans very own 'naturally' blonde bombshell the 'Ballymore Rose' Barbara Blondie Wright also saw off strong competition in the preliminary round from, Martina (Beano) Finn, Noelle Brady and our Iron woman Brenda (Bear ) Wright to claim the title of the Ballymore Rose, and on the night was a worthy winner.

After being crowned the' Rose of Multifarnham' in 1991, Blondie feels quietly confident of representing Ballymore to claim the first ever St. Fintans Rose title, bringing confidence, composure, and flirtation to the competition, Blondie claims to have no fear of any of the other contestents.

She encourages all of the Ballymore residents to get behind her quest for victory and hopes the local tide of support will help her portray her finest qualities on Grand Finale Night.

Many Thanks

The Bargy vintage club would like to thank all those who supported our vintage run on Sunday 27th of September and a special word of thanks to the wives, partners of club members for their generosity in providing cakes, buns, tarts etc. To the ladies who help year in and year out in preparing and serving the best of food to all we are extremely great full, also a special thanks to Tagoat day-care centre for the use of their facilities.

Ballycogley Players

As part of The Wexford Fringe Events, The Ballycogley Players will present 3 One Act plays in St.Michaels Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford from Thursday to Sunday October 22nd-25th at 8pm nightly. Admission €10.

The Ballycogley Players celebrate 40 years in drama this year & we are having a celebration night to mark this milestone on Friday November 6th in The Best Western Danby Lodge Hotel, Rosslare Rd, Wexford at 8.30pm. All past & present members of our group are invited to attend. A great night in store which should not to be missed. Hope to see you all there.

Women's Shed

Women's Shed meets on Mondays from 10am to 1pm in Tomhaggard social centre. If you want to learn new skills, share your own skills, a change of scenery or just have fun, chat and a cuppa among likeminded women why not give it a go. It's just €5 per week, which goes towards running costs. The group plan on attending Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin in November so if you're interested check out the Shed Facebook for details

Fundraiser

Many thanks to all those that supported the fundraising coffee morning held by Frank and Kitty Goldsmith with the proceeds going to the Kidney Association. The morning raised €1,000.

Childrens Workshop

Bridgetown Community Development are holding a free community/childrens workshop on Saturday October 17th at 2pm in the AOH Hall.

This workshop will be about the creation of our insect hotel down by the canal as part of our tidy towns entry. Jim Hurley will be giving a talk about the creepy crawlies who might live in this hotel and we will then build it together.

The following Saturday October 24th at 2 pm we will be holding another workshop to paint bird boxes for around the village. For further information check us out on facebook. Another date for the diary Pongo starting back on Sunday 18th October at 3pm in AOH Hall, all welcome

The Ferney Hill Rose

It came as no surprise that Nick(ola) Popplewell will line out as "Miss Ferny Hill" in the St.Fintans Rose Pagent. With the nomination coming from her fellow committee members the competition for the place in the Pageant was very poor with Paddy Mac being disqualified for having too much facial hair and Frank Senior disqualified for not having enough hair.

When interviewed Miss Ferney Hill expressed her initial reservations as she had actually been away on holidays at the time of the nomination and that this decision could well come back to haunt the committee with Nickola promising her pageant outfit could well traumatise even the most hardened scrum half and fly half stars of the Rugby World.

Nickola said she would like to thank her parents, gorgeous wife Rachel and kids, Biddy for the promise of free blue rinses and cuts and the St.Fintans Club for their ongoing support. Without this she feels she wouldn't be in the enviable position she is in today and certainly wouldn't be able to manage the extra work load of opening supermarkets and fetes and judging shed loads of festivals throughout the county. Please note that any requests for appearances should be made though her personal agent.

Underage Club

The Juvenile hurlers of Our Ladys Island/St.Fintans will contest their County Semi Final on Sunday October 25th V Kilross Gaels in Tagoat.

This coming Saturday October 17th all roads lead to Bree for the Minor Football Roinn 2 County FINAL OLI/St.Fintans V Ferns St.Aidans which will throw in at 12.30pm. All support would be greatly appreciated and hopefully the lads will return home as County Champions.

Halloween Fancy Dress

As part of the Rose of St.Fintans event three of the Roses, namely Josie Cyrus Cullen, Conchita Hacker Staples and Francesca Red Staples will hold a Halloween Spooktacular fancy dress party in Coopers Inn on Saturday October 24th. Music, games and prizes on the night. Mark it in the diary, get the costumes sorted and come along to support the three Roses of Doom!

Clothes Collection

The Old Clothes Collection has been extended to the month of October. All bags can be left at St.Fintans Clubhouse every Saturday and Sunday throughout October from 10am-1pm.

Remember old phones and laptops are also being collected. Any unwanted household items e.g. old delph, jugs, pictures, mirrors, furniture etc suitable for sale at car boot sale can be left at the Clubhouse on these days also. Collection can also be arranged by contacting Shane on (086) 813 9925.

Church Gate Collection

The Church gate collection that was to take place on September 12th & 13th for the Severely Intellectually disabled in Mayglass & Ballymore Churches was Cancelled due to a bereavement. It will now take place in 2016.

All Blacks AFC

The u-12 boys travelled to Castlebridge to play Bridge Rovers. They came away with the three points after a 5-0 victory. There were great performances throughout the team. Our goals came from all over the pitch from Sean Denton, Tadgh Hayes with a bullet, Dan Devereux, Kyle Rankin and birthday boy James Wright. Lee Kelly made some great saves to keep a clean sheet. Evan Cullen was named man of the Match with a superb performance.

The u-14 home match vTombrack United was postponed due to a bereavement and will be refixed to another weekend.

Kilmore

Church Gate Collection

A big thank you to the people of Kilmore parish who gave so generously at our recent Church gate collection for the Severely Intellectually disabled it was very much appreciated the amount was €555.05. Also a word of thanks to our collectors.

Ballycogley Players

As part of The Wexford Fringe Events, The Ballycogley Players will present 3 One Act plays in St.Michaels Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th October at 8pm nightly. Admission €10

The Ballycogley Players celebrate 40 years in drama this year & we are having a celebration night to mark this milestone on Friday 6th November in The Best Western Danby Lodge Hotel, Rosslare Rd, Wexford at 8.30pm. All past & present members of our group are invited to attend. A great night in store which should not to be missed. Hope to see you all there.

Women's Shed

Women's Shed meets on Mondays from 10am to 1pm in Tomhaggard social centre. If you want to learn new skills, share your own skills, a change of scenery or just have fun, chat and a cuppa among likeminded women why not give it a go. It's just €5 per week, which goes towards running costs. The group plan on attending Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin in November so if you're interested check out the Shed Facebook for details.

childrens workshop

Bridgetown Community Development are holding a free community/childrens workshop on Saturday 17th of October at 2pm in the AOH Hall. This workshop will be about the creation of our insect hotel down by the canal as part of our tidy towns entry. Jim Hurley will be giving a talk about the creepy crawlies who might live in this hotel and we will then build it together. The following Saturday 24th October at 2pm we will be holding another workshop to paint bird boxes for around the village. For further information check us out on facebook. Another date for the diary Pongo starting back on Sunday 18th October at 3pm in AOH Hall, all welcome.

Art Exhibition

Murrintown Community Centre is proud to present its 13th annual Art Exhibition. Local artists return for another year and they welcome those who will exhibit for the first time this year.

The exhibition, now in its 13th year has gained fantastic momentum featuring over 40 artists from the local community. The exhibition will also include the much loved display from the Children of Murrintown National School and the Tots to Teens Childcare Centre. The Exhibition features paintings in different mediums such as sculpture, oil, water colour, acrylic and photography.

The Exhibition will be opened to the public on Friday 23rd October at 7.30pm with a light reception and everyone is welcome to attend. Displays will be open on Saturday and Sunday 25th & 26th October from 11am to 5pm and Monday 26th October from 11am to 2pm. Exhibits will be available for collection from 2pm to 4pm on Monday 26th October.

This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the artistic talent evident in our local community and to purchase a much loved piece of art at an affordable price.

Rodey Joe

Well done to all concerned with the great win in Chepstow on Sunday.

Bowling champions

Kilmore Active Retirement Association members had a brilliant day at the South East Regional Tenpin bowling championships at Leisuremax on Wednesday 7th October.

The men's team of Toddy Moore, Dwight Moore, Noel Howlin and Mike Richards won their event; the mixed teams took first and second team prizes; the ladies team of Margaret Howlin, Anne Lawless, Josephine O'Shea and Agnes Behan was placed second in their event; while the men's B team was fourth and then to cap it all. Agnes Behan won the highest score in the ladies section and Mike Richards won the highest score in the men's section.

The men's B team consisted of Joe Bulmer, John Curry, Sean Reilly and Des Behan. The winning mixed team were Mike, Dwight, Agnes and Margaret while the second team members were Noel, Sean, Josephine and Anne.

Kilmore ARA news

The County Wexford indoor bowls league commences on Wednesday 14th October when the Kilmore B team will be at home to Ferns in the Stella Maris Centre at 2pm. The A team will be playing Gorey on Thursday at 3pm in Gorey.

Our table quiz team will be competing in the regional finals in Gorey on Monday at 3pm. Our fundraising fun table quiz on Thursday night in the Hideout, Tomhaggard was a great success and the winning team by just one point consisted of Toddy and Pam Moore and Agnes and Des Behan.

Wexford People

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