Sunday 26 January 2020

Around the Districts

Robbie Whelan, Bridie Barry and Joe Barry at the annual Seafarers Memorial Service and wreath laying at the Kilmore Quay Memorial garden on Sunday afternoon.
Robbie Whelan, Bridie Barry and Joe Barry at the annual Seafarers Memorial Service and wreath laying at the Kilmore Quay Memorial garden on Sunday afternoon.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €6,300 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. Last week's numbers were 1, 2, 8 and 14. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit

Hi energy Dancefit Classes are ongoing in Ballycogley Hall on Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. Plus 'Forever Active 55's +' Mondays at 11.30 a.m. Call Amanda Burke. Forever Fit Wexford 087 9713339. Beginners and all levels welcome - see

Hall fundraising

The committee of the Ballycogley hall development are initiating a fundraising drive to raise finance for the project. The houses of the parish will be visited by committee members in the coming weeks to give information and look for support for the upgrade of the hall which is hoped to begin soon. This will be of great benefit to the community and we would be very grateful for a generous response to our appeal.


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 €40 for the day. Contact Angela at 087 2840272 for details and book a place.

All Blacks afc

The AGM of the Wexford football league will take place on July 3, in the Riverbank House hotel Wexford at 8 p.m. The AGM of the Wexford schoolboys league will take place in the Riverside Hotel Enniscorthy on Thursday, June 29, at 8 p.m.

Congratulations to this week's winner of our split-the-pot draw prize No 22 in 2017. Jake Naughton scooped the winning prize of €305 in Bridie's Bar, Bridgetown on Monday, June 12. Many thanks for the hospitality on the night. Thank you to all our selling agents and our draw entrants in your continued support weekly. All proceeds going forward to our Development Plan for All Blacks AFC Casey Park.

The All Blacks AFC would like to wish Aoife Burke, Ciara Reese and Seren Ward the very best of luck representing the Wexford Women's League at the upcoming Gaynor Cup tournament in Limerick. The tournament takes place from June 22 to June 25 in University Limerick and is the pinnacle of U 14 school girls soccer. This will be an experience that will live long with the girls who take on Galway and Kildare in the group stages at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday. Seren has been given the honour of captaining this year's team. We wish all 20 players every success and good wish. To have three of our girls representing their county at the highest level is testament to the growth of the talent in the schoolgirls side of the club and we look forward to many more of the All Blacks AFC girls following in Aoife, Ciara and Seren's footsteps in the years ahead.

Fun Run postponed

Due to the success of Wexford Hurlers in reaching the Leinster Final on July 2 the Tomhaggard 5k Fun Run and Walk has been postponed till later.

However, the Tractor and Vintage Road Run still goes ahead 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.

Women's Shed

The AGM of Tomhaggard Women's Shed was held Monday, June 19, with following committee elected - chairperson Angela Byrne, secretary Mary Boggan, treasurer Pauline Doyle, PRO Breda Hayes, Activities Committee Trish Devereux, Pat Dunne, Carol Gray,

The June Outing takes place next Wednesday, June 21, to Kilkenny visiting Inistoige, St Mullins, Graignamanagh, Lunch and tour of Nicholas Moss Pottery. There are some places available on the Bus if anyone would like to join us on the outing. Bus costs €5 and purchase own lunch. Meet at Tomhaggard social centre on Wed at 9 a.m. To book a place or more details contact Pat 089 49121516 by Monday the 19th.

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.


It's a busy time of year for all sections as they prepare for annual camps. Cubs are going to IOAC Tagoat from July 23 to July 25, Beavers on mystery tour July 24 to July 25, while Scouts and Ventures are in Wicklow and Dublin June 30 to July 3.

We're delighted to announce that our shield team has qualified for the all-Ireland Campcraft competition - The Phoenix - which is being held on Stormont Estate Belfast in August.

Scouts and Ventures have a Trolley raffle in Brady's Mace Kilmore Quay on Saturday the 17th. On Wed last all sections took part in a Scouts Own where we prayed and lit a candle for Fr Denis which has since been placed in the church.

Leinster Final Tickets

Tickets will be seat specific so it is VITAL when ordering family tickets that you have the exact number of Adults and exact numbers of Juveniles as when they are printed they cannot be changed in that area and families could be split up. There are no concessions/family tickets on the Hogan Stand.

General Tickets Sales at Innovate Wexford Park will start on Monday next (19th) and will continue daily thereafter from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. On Monday next, June 19, there will be late selling till 8 p.m. and should it be necessary additional late evening selling will be facilitated. Tickets will also be on sale at the other usual outlets -, Centra and SuperValu.

Prices as follows. GENERAL Hogan Stand (No Concession) - €35 Cusack Stand - €35 Davin Stand - €35 Hogan/Cusack/Davin Stand - €40 on the day of the game. FAMILY TICKETS: One Adult and two Juveniles etc. Family Tickets are only available for Cusack and Davin Stands Adults - €35 Juveniles - €5 You are permitted to purchase two Juveniles ticket with every one Adult Ticket purchased. Students and senior citizens (Cusack and Davin Stand Only): Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €10 when they produce appropriate ID at Block D, Stiles one to five in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via BLOCK D prior to ENTERING THE STADIUM) Wheelchair Tickets: The Wheelchair Ticket are free of charge and the Assistant's ticket is €35. St Fintan's will consider organising a bus to Croke Park for club members and club supporters on July 2 if there is enough interest.

Underage GAA

Well done to OLI/St Fintan's under-10 hurlers who took part in the annual Hurling on the Quay event where almost three hundred children were involved. As ever the boys did themselves, their families, mentors and clubs proud. A big thank you to the mentors for organising their involvement on the day and to the parents for their great support. Some excellent hurling on the day and hoping some of these chaps get the chance to pull on the Wexford jersey themselves one day and perhaps line out in a game as epic and memorable as the semi-final victory. Loch Garman Abu

Ladies' Football

Fifteen members of the under-14 panel travelled to Horeswood to take on the home team and despite the best efforts of Team Fintans, Horeswood proved to be too strong, winning with a score of 2-17 to one - seven. We say well done to the girls for never giving up and particularly in the second half when playing against a strong wind. Thanks to Nigel for his help and advice from the sideline and to Una for looking after team in the dressing room.

Centenary Mass

A Centenary Mass of remembrance and Thanksgiving for Dr James Browne Bishop of Ferns 1884-1917 will be held in St Fintan's Church Mayglass on June 23, at 11 a.m. A plaque will be unveiled to commerate the Bishops, who hailed from Mayglass Parish. Luke Wadding, Bishop of Ferns 1683-1691 James Browne, Bishop of Kilmore 1829-1865.Thomas Furlong, Bishop of Ferns 1857-1875.James Browne, Bishop of Ferns 1884-1917. Chief Celebrant: Bishop Denis Brennan, DD, Concelebrants Very Rev William Cosgrave, PP., Monageer and Very Rev Martin Byrne, P.P., Mayglass,.

Official Opening

There was a most enjoyable day in Mayglass school on the occasion of the official opening of the school's new classrooms. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Denis Brennan.

School principal Bernie Leahy welcomed the attendance which included mayor Frank Staples and former teachers Brendan Rhattigan, who had been principal there when the 'New School'had been first opened in 1959, Rita McNally, Maureen Kelly and Anne Mullins. The board of management had made a special effort to contact everyone of the former students who had attended there when the new school opened, and many of them were able to attend.

After some rousing singing by the pupils the crowd went into the main hall were a lovely spread of tea, sandwiches, a variety of cakes, desserts and homemade biscuits had been prepared and these were enjoyed while the attendance discussed memories and reminiscences of former school days.


The St Fintan's GAA Club has organised a darts exhibition event with two times world champion Gary Anderson. Gary will play 20 games on the night with a number of local dart players playing Gary so it promises to be a brilliant nights entertainment. The even takes place on Saturday, June 24, in the Talbot Hotel Wexford.

Tickets are selling fast and anyone wanting tickets please contact Sharon at 086 1787498 asap, VIP tickets are €35 which entitles you to a meet and greet with Gary and reserved seating at the front of the room. Doors open for VIPs at 5.30 p.m. and general admission tickets are €15 and doors are open at 7.30 p.m.

Carne 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



Split-the-pot winner winner this week was Fiona Hayes, winning €850. Well done, Fiona. 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

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; 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.

Tennis for Adults

During the month of July the courts at St Martin's will be running sessions for adult beginners/improvers. These sessions can be availed of by non-members at a fee of €2 per night PAYG. Come along any Wednesday during the month of July from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and give it a go. Rackets and balls will be supplied.

Junior Tennis

Parks Junior Tennis will run at St Martin's Piercestown during the four weeks of July for ages 6-16. Players can join for 1, 2, three or four weeks. Registration takes place at the courts on Friday, June 30, from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Drinagh Mummers

The Mummers recently went on their 26th annual trip, a group of 53 singers, musicians and supporters enjoyed a great weekend in Macroom Co. Cork. They also performed at the launch of the Norman Way on May 26 in Our Lady's Island.

The Mummers will perform in Willie Kavanaghs Pub in Oylegate on Friday, June 23.

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

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