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Sunday 22 October 2017

PIERCESTOWN

ST MARTIN'S LOTTO

The numbers drawn on Sunday, March 21 were: 2, 9, 21 and 25. No winner of the ¤15,000 jackpot or any Match 3 winners.

COLLECTION

There will be a church gate collection in aid of the Dyslexia Association on Saturday and Sunday, April 3 and 4. The association meets in the CBS Wexford on Wednesday evenings between 5pm -7pm. Contact Peter at 087 7462758

ICA

The March meeting was held in St Martins Community Centre on March 16. All members were present and President Joan Furlong welcomed everybody. As it is the 100 year of the ICA ceremonies will be taking place in Bree on May 7. The official ICA stamp will be issued in April to mark the centenary. Mary Crotty won the competition for the oldest coin. Mary also won the raffle. Tea concluded the meeting.

COFFEE MORNING

Thanks to all who came and supported the coffee morning in St Martin's Centre for Elaine O'Connor's Volunteer Trip. The amount raised was ¤736. The winners of raffle prizes were Sarah O'Connor, Barry O'Connor, Trudie and Kevin Power, Martin Quigley, Mattie O'Gorman, Ciara Quigley, Joe O'Connor, Imelda Goodman, Ciara Howard, Joe O'Connor, Jack Roche and Ellen Coleman - the prizes were mainly wine, chocolate, a book voucher, a bag, a painting and two hampers.

BAGPACKING FUNDRAISER

St. Martins girls/ladies footballers are having a bag packing fundraiser in Dunnes Stores this Thursday, Friday and Saturday to help alleviate some of the costs of running the club this year. It would be very much appreicated if every parent, player over 16 and mentor got involved or anyone who is interested in helping here as we need all the help we can get. Please contact Aine on 087 6752546 if you have any query or are interested in helping at bagpacking, coaching or playing at any age group as we are actively seeking adult members.

TENNIS CLUB

Adult Spring league is at concluding stages. All matches to be played and results in by Thursday, April 1, for scheduling of Semi-finals

GIRLS/LADIES FOOTBALL

Training has resumed for all age groups and are as follows: U10 and U12 on Thursday, 5.45pm - 6.45pm; U14 on Monday, 5.45pm - 6.45pm; U16 and Junior on Mondays and Fridays, 7pm - 8pm. Registration now due.

ARA ANNUAL TOUR

Seats going fast on the ARA Coach Tour to Kinsale on August 28 for 3 nights DBB at the Kinsale Carlton Hotel. Cost per person is ¤240 based on shared accommodation. Two day tours and lots of other places to visit during the 4 days. Contact Mary Dempsey (053) 9158186 to book your place. ¤80 deposit secures your place.

ANNUAL FIELD DAY

The Annual Field Day this year will be organised by the Piercestown Scout & Guide Groups in Johnstown Castle on May 23 at 2pm. We will have the usual stalls on the day, bottle stall, wheel o fortune, bottle fishing, Wellie throw and lots more, so keep this day free for a great day out in the beautiful Johnstown Castle grounds.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Spicial Olympics Ireland will be holding a national fundraising collection in Wexford on Friday, April 23. We are looking for volunteers to assist us with this collection. Anyone with a few hours to spare and would like to help out with this worthy cause please contract Peadar Dempsey on 087 9818419.

DEVELOPMENT DRAW

The Model County Draw is once more under way. All the clubs in the county depend on this draw for the day-to-day running of the club. St Martin's are no exception and in the coming weeks club members will call to you for your support. It is important that you join with your own club as 80 per cent of tickets sold by each club goes back to the club. There are 3 drws of ¤20 per draw or ¤60 total. Two cars each draw and 60 prizes. Looking forward to your continued support.

CG SWIMMING FINALS

The Community Games area swimming finals for Murrintown/Piercestown area (including Rosslare, Our Lady's Island and Kilrane) will be held on Saturday, April 10, at New Ross Swimming Pool at 5.30pm sharp. For more information please contact Caroline Creane at 053-9158291 or 0876543580. Entry is ¤3 per child.

KIDS' BEACH RACE

All over 8s are invited to come along and take part in a fun children's race on the beach at Rosslare at 11am on Bank Holiday Monday, April 5. Run in conjunction with the 10k adult race organised by Wexford Triathlon Club, the meeting point is the carpark at Rosslare Strand and all children are asked to be there by 10.45am. Afterwards there will be face painting, a bouncy castle and a party for all the children.

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