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Friday 20 October 2017

BANNOW/ BALLYMITTY

TRAGEDY

The Duncormick and Bannow areas were shocked and saddened by the tragic drowning of Michael O'Connor, Coalyard Lane, Cullenstown on last Tuesday morning. Michael, age 55 years is survived by his loving wife Joan, sons Shane and Mikey and daughter Grace, brothers, sisters, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

His remains wee removed from his home on Thursday evening to Carrig Church and his funeral mass was on Friday morning at 11 and burial took place in Rathangan Cemetery, close to his brother Ronnie who also died in a drowning accident in Cullenstown five years ago also after being out fishing. Deepest and heartfelt sympathy is extended to his family, may he rest in peace.

U-14 FOOTBALL

Our u14 footballers were recently invited to Newport Club, Co. Tipperary to play in the John O'Rourke Memorial Tournament. John's widow was formerly Sadie Neville from Carrig. The Bannow boys played teams from Tipperary, Limerick and Clare and they came out victorious on the day.

Sadie presented the cup to the Bannow captain Stephen Fahy, who took great pride in accepting it. Everybody was then entertained and treated to a wonderful barbeque and a great day was had by all, well done lads.

U-14 COUNTY FINAL

Our u14 hurlers are playing in the county final against Askamore in Wexford Park on Sunday next September 19 at 12.30 p.m. Please come along and support the boys.

TAI CHI

Tai Chi classes will commence in Carrig Community Centre in October, those interested in these classes should ring Wendy on 086-2052168, the classes are open to everyone and is a gently form of exercise suitable for all levels of fitness and all are welcome.

A.R.A. NEWS

Seven members of the Bannow/Ballymitty Active Retirement Association went on a pleasant walk around Tintern Abbey on Tuesday September 7. Thanks to the staff who treated them like royalty.

Following the walk the members were looking forward to the w\walk along Paul's Quay and the Cockle Strand on Tuesday September 14.

Wendy will chair a Charades session in Carrig-on-Bannow community centre on this Thursday night Septembe r16 at 8 p.m. and she is organising a cruise on the traditional bare on the beautiful river Barrow on Thursday September 23, meeting in Wellingtonbridge at 9 a.m. They will travel by car to St. Mullins board the barge and travel down and up the river Barrow.

Please bring your own food for a picnic on the barge. Please book with Wendy. On Tuesday September 21 the members will visit the Leisure Max, Drinagh for a Ten Pin Bowling session at 11 a.m.

GRANTSTOWN NEWS

Fas Position: A Fas position is available in the Resource Centre commencing October 2010. Candidates must have an interest in children, be willing to be Garda vetted, meet the Fas criteria and be flexible in their hours, please send your C.V. to Grantstown Day Care Centre, Grantstown, Wellingtonbridge, telephone 051 561016, closing date is Friday September 17.

Reminder: Make a note in your diary you are invited to our Bumper Pongo Evening on Friday September 24 from 810 p.m. cost is €5, come along, all are welcome and enjoy a chat, cuppa and a bun, plus a chance to win lots of prizes and take part in the raffle. All monies raised will go to Grantstown.

Personal Security Alarms are now available on a subsidized basis through Grantstown. These provide a home safety and personal security system that enable you to live independently within your own home.

The alarm has a 24 hour telephone link to the Response Centre, for more details please contact Jan at 051-561016. Pongo on Sundays Remember for the winter months on Sundays from 3-5 p.m., teas are free, if you need more information please contact 086-8432125.

Pongo winners: Peg Egan, Betty Egan, Kathy O'Hanlon, Eileen Hogan, Nancy Kehoe, Liz Walsh, Johnny Roche, Peg Corcoran, Maura Furlong, Loretto Colfer, Bill Davey, Maggie Carthy, Margaret Furlong, Kathleen Walsh, Bridget Kirwin, Helen Staunton, Jim Monahan, Sadie Furlong, Eileen Murphy and John Moore. Congratulations to all pongo winners especially Pat Whelan who won the Jackpot and who celebrated in style! Oh what a voice - Well Done!!!!

A SAD ENDING

Ballymitty Supply Stores has closed its doors after almost 30 years in business. The well-known store provided a range of served under the one roof, including a grocery, hardware, builder's providers and a post office.

Breda and Padraig and their staff will be greatly missed by all their customers and we wish them all better times as they move on.

HANDBALL NEWS

Ballymitty Handball Club is sorry to see Ballymitty Supply Stores closed down and would like to thank the Kelly Family for their generous sponsorship down through the years and wish them the best of luck in the future.

The Handballers celebrated to a full house in Breen's Bar after the Breen's sponsored tournament lately. Winners were: Paul Cleary and JJ Galvin, runners up were Alan Diskin and John Byrne. Winners of the bishop of Ferns tournament and Shield were: Alan O'Neill and David Cleary, runners up were Shane Rossiter and Paul Reddy.

The senior singles winners was JR Finn and runner up was Frank Maddock, music for the night was supplied by D.J. Brian O'Brien, everybody enjoyed a great night.

KIDS SATURDAY CLUB

The club would like to thank all the boys and girls for the great fun we all had over the 8 weeks of Summer. Now that school has started back Kids Club will continue for the rest of the year on a monthly basis - next date is Saturday 9th October from 10.00am - 12.00pm for 5 to 7 year olds at Harristown, Ballymitty. At Kids Saturday Club we cover a range of activities from painting, games, arts and crafts to song and dance and lots more. It is a fantastic way of kids meeting other children in the community while benefiting from creativity and social interaction.

Places are limited so book early, to book a place or for further information contact Shirley at 087-9341231 or 051560920. If call is not answered please leave your name and number.