Wednesday 18 October 2017

Around the Districts: Bannow/Ballymitty, Kilmore and Taghmon/Camross

Bridge News

Kate Dixon and Shane Fortune were at the Maldron Hotel for the arrival of the Tour De Leinster cycle in aid of Down's Syndrome Ireland on Thursday evening
Kate Dixon and Shane Fortune were at the Maldron Hotel for the arrival of the Tour De Leinster cycle in aid of Down's Syndrome Ireland on Thursday evening

Results for w/e 13th September: 1st Tony Jeffers & Oona Dwyer; 2nd Anne Whitty & Anna Kehoe; 3rd Dora Furlong & Noreen Hanrahan; 4th John Halpin & Claire Delaney.

Camogie Notes

Congratulations to the girls on beating Buffers Alley 2-5 to 1-1 in the U12 Division B final at Piercestown last Sunday and well done to Shem Anglim. Best of luck to the girls in the junior 12 aside Camogie Final against Marshalstown in Bree next Sunday 27th at 11am. Good luck to all the girls and their mentors and all other helpers, let's bring home the title.

Ballymitty hall A.G.M.

The A.G.M. of Ballymitty Hall Committee will take place on Tuesday October 20 at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall, all are welcome.

Dates to remember

Monster Drive In Bingo: in Ballymitty on Sunday 25th October at 3p.m. with prizes of €1500, raffle on day, and refreshments served, hope to see you there.

Mark Sunday 13th December on your calendar for a Monster Drive in Bingo in Ballymitty, with great prizes, more info at a later date.

Sunday Cafe: The next Sunday cafe in Ballymitty will take place on Sunday 25th October 25th from 11 am to 1pm so come along and enjoy some delicious home baking and a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate while chatting to neighbours and friends.

GAA club news

We will start this week with congratulating the Junior Ladies football County Final champions. What a weekend for this great squad! What a tough physical game under the lights in Taghmon against a fierce St. Anne's team who also wanted the county title. There was never anymore than two points in it until the last ten minutes of the game when our Ladies went up a gear and fought for every last ball. Well done to the squad and we can't forget their management team of David Sinnott, Barry Sinnott, Paul Diskin and Colm Murphy. Keep filling that cup! The ladies definitely know how to celebrate in style. Well deserved.

This Sunday morning the Junior Camogie team face Marshalstown for the third time this year in their County Final. All roads will lead to Bree for 11 am throw. We wish David McDonald and Bid O Sullivan and the team the very best of luck. Let's do the double women.

The intermediate footballers play in their County Semi-Final this Saturday in Bellfield against Bunclody at 4.30. Come on lads only another couple of games left.

Lotto results from last week: numbers drawn 12, 18, 27 and 31; no jackpot winner next jackpot 9,200. We had only one winner of match three numbers well done Christy Hannon, Grantstown. Next draw in Taghmon on Tuesday 6th October.

Grantstown Day Care

On Thursday 8th October we will have the official opening of our peace garden by Very Rev Fr. John Hennebry OSA, assisted by our very own Fr. Aidan O'Leary OSA, with Celebration Mass starting at 1.30pm and official ribbon cutting around 2.15pm and refreshments being served in Day-Care Centre afterwards. All welcome.


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir Na nOg in aid of Ballymitty handball club with music this Thursday 1st October by The Wicklow Man, then Thursday 8th October by Bandit, Thursday 15th Eugene FFrench, Thursday 22nd Tom Murphy, Saturday 24th dancing with Mary Pendergast and Thursday 29th Noel Furlong and Brian Robb.

Barts Shop lotto

Barts C Charity Shop Lotto results for Thursday 24th September: Jackpot was €800, there was no winner, numbers drawn were 1, 3, 47, and 49; €20 voucher winners were Carrig on Bannow Charity Shop; Eileen Hannon. Ballymitty Charity Shop; Trish Kennedy. Next weeks jackpot will be €900, so call into any of the Barts Charity Shops and enter the free lotto.


Bridgetown Handball

The Leinster Juvenile Semi-Finals were held last weekend in Garryhill and we had two players representing Wexford. First up was Willie Murray Byrne when he partnered Ciaran Power in the U15 Doubles. They were too strong for their Dublin opponents and ran out easy winners to reach the Leinster Final.

Ciaran Busher did not have it all his own way in the first game against his Westmeath opponent, but once he pulled through that one on a 21-19 scoreline, he went on to close out the second game comfortably. Roll on the Leinster Finals!

Tomhaggard group AGM

The AGM of Tomhaggard community development group (Social Centre) will take place in Tomhaggard on 1st October at 7.30pm. All are welcome


Meetings have resumed for all sections as follows Beavers (6-8) Saturday 10-11.30, Cubs (9-11), Scouts (12-15), Ventures (15-18) Wednesday 7-8.30 in Tomhaggard social centre.

Upcoming events: Scouts and Ventures have Blackstairs Challenge, Beavers have hike and treasure hunt in the Raven. Thanks to a training grant received over the summer all leaders will be undertaking courses over the next two months.

Women's Shed

Meetings continue in Tomhaggard social centre on Mondays from 10am to 1pm, admission €5 towards costs. The Shed has Furniture upholstery demonstration on 5th October. The Creative Writing group has started, meeting monthly. Anyone interested in taking part in a Book Club?? Hoping to start a club shortly. The book swop facility is up and running. Why not come along and check out the Shed. Tea and coffee on the go all morning combined with friendly chat.


Ballycogley Players are busy rehearsing their three One Act Comedies which will be presented in St Michaels during Opera Festival. Details later.

The group celebrate 40 years of drama with a function in Danby Lodge Hotel on 6th November and would like current, former members and supporters to come along. Details from Rachel 0876408579, Trish 0876733575, Nick 0872605506

Clothes Collection

Kilmore Camogie Club will hold its annual Autumn Clothes collection onSaturday 3rd October 9.30 to 12.30 in Kilmore gaa club rooms.. so ifyou are planning a summer clean out we will glady accept all clothes,shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, bed linen and soft toy.

Forever Fit

Two new Fitness Classes with Amanda Burke are now held in Kilmore Hall every Tuesday: first at 9.30 a.m. Hi Energy Dancefit/Bodytone, Fun dance moves and Body Toning; then 'Forever Active over 55's' a more gentle class set to music at 2p.m. Both are suitable for all levels of Fitness. Classes are 'pay as you go' €8. Join in any time. All Welcome. please Call Amanda 0879713339 for all info.

Wedding Bells

Belated congratulations to Miss Marie Turner, The Hill and Larry Bolger from Bagnelstown, Co Carlow on their recent wedding. Marie is daughter of Helen and Paul.

Congratulations also to Paul Murphy, Ballyseskin, Kilmore and Tabitha Pitt from Manchester who got married last Thursday. Paul is son of Christine and PJ. We wish both couples many happy years of married life to gether.

Active Retirement

Kilmore Active Retirement Association extends its deepest sympathy to their chairman, Joe Bulmer on the sudden death of his brother John in Hacketstown last weekend. May he rest in peace.

Kilmore ARA members have a very busy schedule over the coming weeks. On Wednesday 30th September in the Stella Maris centre at 2pm we will welcome Oulart ARA members for a friendly game of indoor bowls, we now have three mats installed so plenty of opportunity for all grades. Tenpin bowling every Monday at Leisuremax at 11am.

Our October meeting will be on 1st October at 7.30pm. in the Kilmore GAA clubrooms after which we will have a guest to give a talk with a slide show on Johnstown Castle Agricultural museum.

The second day of our mobile phone tuition will be on 5th October at Bridgetown Vocational college at 11-00am and in conjunction with National Positive Ageing week we have been invited for refreshments afterwards by the transition year students and their teacher Miss Fitzgerald.

The SE region Tenpin bowling competition is on Wednesday 7th October at 10.30am. Then on Thursday 8th we have our fun fundraising table quiz in The Hideout in Tomhaggard at 8-30pm sharp and we would welcome support for this event, entry fee €5 per person.

Taghmon/ Camross

First Friday Dance

The October dance will be held in Camross Hall on this Friday 2nd with dancing from 10pm to 12 midnight. Checkers will have you all dancing the night away and we will give Carmel a huge Camross welcome back after her illness. Admission is €8 including the tea.

GAA notes

Our Junior hurling team had a great win over the weekend beating Rosslare 2-16 to 2-14 in the Co quarter final, The Co semi final is on next Saturday at 3.30 in Oylegate, where we will play Tara Rocks. Please come out and support our team.

There was no winner of the Club Lotto last week; there were six match 3 winners: Rachel Delaney, Wilkinstown; Cody Meyler, Coolraheen; Jack Kelly, Castlehaystown; Sean Hayes, Clohulitagh; Christy Hannon, Grantstown and Mary Harnedy, Knockmullen. Next week's Jackpot will be €9,200, and the draw will be in the Center on Tuesday night, so have your tickets in by 8pm.

Coiste na nog

Our U8 and U7's travelled to Horeswood on Sunday for their Final of the Horeswood Blitz. Both teams definitely kept their best football game for the finals. Our U8's played Cushinstown and had a great win. Our U7's put up a very strong display against the strong opposition of Gusserane. Well done to both teams on a fantastic year doing our club and parents proud.

The U10's are still playing every Friday evening in The Glynn/Barntown Winter Hurling League all the kids are really enjoying this excellent run tournament.

The U12's are playing the Shelmariers in the final of the Kilmore Football Tournament Wednesday at 7pm at home.

Ladies football

It's the end of another great season of football with Taghmon /Camross ,thanks to all our players and mentors for all their efforts throughout the year, also special thanks to all parents/guardians who brought the girls to trainings,matches during the year,and to everyone who supported the club during the year.

Taghmon/Camross ladies football & Camogie presents a spooktacular Halloween fancy dress cabaret on Sunday 31st October in Rockford's, Camross, with mmusic by DJ Dave, door prizes and a 'monster mash' raffle.

Massive congratulations to Taghmon/Camross LGFA Club women Sarah Banville who came a fantastic second in the farmerette conventional class at the national ploughing championship in Ratheniska, Co Laois, well done Sarah.

Taghmon ICA

The opening meeting of the new season took place on Wednesday 16th September. The meeting started with the demonstration which was given by members of the RNLI. We all learned a lot about the workings of the lifeboat and crew and how much goes into going on a shout. Thanks to Mrs Florence Jenkins and Mr Jack Higginbotham for their time which is given voluntarily.

After tea served by Josephine Grennan the competition for the nicest apple tart was judged by Mrs Jenkins. The winner was Josephine. The business of the meeting then took place. A vote of sympathy was passed with the Hamilton and Donnelly families and with our friend Mr Nicky Furlong, whose wife Mairead sadly passed away recently.

Dates for your diary are : October 4th, the federation annual walk in Johnstown Castle and also in Kennedy Park. This years charities are St Patrick's Special School and the Hope Cancer Centre. The annual bowling competition is on 27th October and a cookery demonstration by William Kinsella from the Wildflower cafe on 26th November.

The next guild meeting 21st October will be an open meeting with a talk on crime prevention and staying safe given by An Garda Siochana. Please come and bring your friends at 8pm. The proceeds from the raffle were donated to the RNLI.

Athletic club

Delighted to say that our 30th Annivesary Open Cross country went off very well. We had a very large number of our athletes running and others helping out on the day. Thank you to all the parents for all their contributions in whatever form they took. Also thank you to the past committee members for showing their support.

We had a large number of different clubs form both Leinster and Munster taking part which gave great depth to the competitions. Thank you to all our sponsors too without which the event would have been impossible. Also to the great work form all our committee and volunteers.For full results and photos form the day see our facebook page.

Family Resource Centre

A Personal Development Course is starting on Thursday 15th October, 10:30am to 12:30pm. This program will build self awareness of our needs, values, achievements and our worth. It teaches us to set goals which enable us take charge of our own lives. Cost is €50 for 8 weeks. Contact the Centre in Joseph Street on 053 9134465 to book.

Parents Plus Programme: For parents of teenagers aged 11-16 years starting on Wednesday 14th October for 8 weeks. This programme designed by Parents Plus can help you have a better relationship with your child and give parents the tools to help their child reach their full potential. To book a place on this free course please contact the centre in Joseph Street on 053 9134465.

Homework Club for Secondary School: please note change of time which may be more suitable. For first and second year secondary school students. Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 4:30 to 6:15pm. Participants will get a snack, support to do homework and an activity of their choice. Please contact the Office in Joseph Street to register.

Wexford People