Around the Districts
The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €11,400 and tickets can be purchased in the local shops,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 Ciara Edwards shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 2,16,22,25. Many thanks for your continued support.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late James Devereux Tomhaggard House,Tomhaggard who sadly died during the past week. May he rest in peace.
Club And County Draw
It's that time of year again when the annual CLG Loch Garman club and county draw takes place with forty five substantial prizes up for grabs each month. The draw takes place over the months of April,May and June with tickets costing €50 and this may be paid in one payment or €20 for each of April and May and €10 for the final draw in June. The benefit to the St Fintans club will depend on the number of tickets sold by the club so once again we call on your generosity with tickets available from club members.
The prizes range from the choice of three cars to the value of €15,000 down to €150 cash. There are also five prizes of €300 for paid up members and also a loyalty draw for those that pay monthly over the three months and this is also five prizes of €300 .
Forever Fit now has three classes every week: Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. and (new) Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. All welcome. Plus Forever Active over 60's on Mondays at 11.30 a.m. All 'pay as you go' classes. Join in any time. Call Amanda Burke on 0879713339 for info.
The Ballycogley Players under director Breda Hayes put the finishing touches to their production of the hilarious comedy "There goes the Bride"by Ray Cooney and John Chapman with two performances in the Dun Mhuire theatre during the past week. These performances were in preparation for the All Ireland finals of Confined drama which is hosted by Kilmuckridge this year.
All monies raised from the raffle and donations made for teas during the interval on both nights were donated to two charities the Special Olympics and the Alzheimers society. Following the second nights production members of both charities were on hand to be presented with a cheque for €600 each.
The group travelled the short journey to Kilmuckridge on Saturday last to take part in the All Ireland finals and gave a performance which was without doubt their best of the year and now have the anxious wait for the final result on Saturday April 18th. From the moment the group arrived in Kilmuckridge they were afforded a warm welcome and were assisted in every way possible by members of the festival committee for which the group is very thankful.
A special word of thanks is sent to the staff of Kates coffee shop and deli who catered for our every need during our stay with great care and attention. A big thank you also to the staff of Sean Og's hotel and cottages where we stayed over night and held our festival club. Where would we be without our loyal supporters many of whom have supported more than one production and continue to be our "extra man" and our inspiration to achieve. We hope that the decision made by adjudicator Patrick Sutton over next weekend go in our favour.
The St Fintans senior football team got its championship season underway on Sunday afternoon last with a game versus defending champions St Annes in Innovate Wexford Park. On paper this looked like a serious challenge but St Fintans rose to the occasion and when the final whistle sounded the scoreline of 0-9 to 1-3 in favour of St Annes was nothing to be ashamed of.
St Fintans started brightly and after ten minutes found themselves leading the champions on a scoreline of 1-1 to 0-0 and when the half time whistle sounded the scoreline read St Annes to the fore at 0-6 to 1-1. Scores in the second half were hard to come by with St Annes out scoring the Ballymore/Mayglass men by one point 0-3 to 0-2. The second round game will be played on Sunday April 19th in Innovate Wexford Park at 3.30pm while the junior team will play in PaIrc Charman at 11.30am on the same day.
St Fintan's club will hold its annual fundraising concert when Corner Boy will play the Dun Mhuire on Saturday April 18th with the release of their new single. The support acts on the night will be The Gallivants, Johnny Stewart and Niall Cash. A great night is guaranteed bursting with amazing fresh Wexford talent. There will be a full bar licence on the night and tickets at E17.50 are available from Sharon Pettit,Shane(sinders)Sinnott,Frank Staples and Patrick Mc Donnell or from the ticket office at number 1 North Main Street (opposite the top of Annes street). Your support is very much appreciated.
A big thank you to all those that supported the two recent fundraisers for the upcoming boys and girls feile. Those who supplied cakes and other goodies for the coffee mornings and cake sales held by Nicky and Catherine Sinnott Kilrane Manor and Our Ladys Island club ,your continued support is very much appreciated.
At a recent annual general meeting of the Irish National Darts Organisation held in Mullingar, Billy O'Brien of Ballycogley was elected chairman for 2015 to 2017. Billy who was once Wexfords leading darts player and also represented his county a record number of times will lead the organisation with pride over the coming years. We wish him every success in his role of honour.
Parish Council A.G.M.
The A.G.M. of the Ballymore-Mayglass Parish Council will be held on Wed. April 15th at 8.30pm in the Scout Hall, Ballymore. We are hoping for a good attendance and would love to get some new members. All welcome.
St Fintan's ladies had two teams playing their opening matches recently in their respective leagues for 2015.Our under 16's had a home fixture against a strong Bannow side and were victorious with a score of 7-10 to 4.-4 and training for these young ladies continues on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6.30pm. Eighteen of our under12's made the trip to Fethard and came home winners after scoring 6-3 to Fethard's 4- 5 with all getting the chance to show their skills. Well done all.
The Kilmore Parish Journal's Annual General Meeting was postponed from last week and will re-convene on Tuesday 28th at 8-30pm. in Kilmore hall. We invite any persons interested in the KPJ to come along to our meeting or anybody who may like to contribute to our 44th edition to submit material by email to email@example.com.
The Kilmore Active Retirement indoor bowls team were in Bree on Tuesday last for the fifth round of the county league; John Rossiter, Frances Moore, Toddy Moore and Joe Bulmer were the team members. The team played much better on that day and are now getting more familiar with the smaller bowl; they just lost out narrowly in a close and exciting game.
On Tuesday 14th the team will be away to Oulart at 2-00pm for the sixth round leaving Kilmore car park at 12-30.
Sports as usual in the Stella Maris on Wednesday at 2-00 and will be followed by a game of Charades.
SCOPE phone numbers
A reminder of the change in phone numbers for Kilmore SCOPE's information office in Bridgetown. From now on the following phone numbers will only be in operation-land line 053-9175523 and mobile no 085-8098981.
Kilmore Active Retirement Association held its monthly meeting on Thursday last in the GAA clubrooms with the chairman Joe Bulmer presiding and with a good attendance present.
Quite a lot of business was dealt with, the principal items being the indoor bowls league and the purchase of four sets of the smaller bowls which is required for the league, hopefully these will be delivered in the coming week. A coach load is going to Gorey for the Tea dance on Sunday 26th April at 1-00pm. leaving the car park in Kilmore at 11-30pm. The programme of events was gone through and items of importance dealt with from this was the day trip to Newbridge Cutlery, the Japanese Gardens and the National Stud on Wednesday 27th May. Names must be submitted at the May meeting, non members will be welcome to travel on this trip. Our second day trip will be on July 15th to Dublin, more details at a later meeting.
If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to firstname.lastname@example.org. At the latest all notes must be received by 10am on Friday morning.
There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €11,100.The winning numbers were 2,16,22,25. Congratulations to the 6 match 3 winners who each receive €50. The winners were Jack & Florrie, Ciara Edwards, Peter Colfer, Noel Kehoe, Pauline Moore, Eddie Reddy. The next jackpot stands at €11,400 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 14th April at 8:30pm. Good luck to all.
Forth Walking Group
Following a meeting on March 23rd, the walking group has at last taken on a name! The following walks were decided on for April: Saturday 18th April: Kilmore. Saturday 25th April: Forth Mountain, meeting on each occasion at 10a.m. Wednesday evening walks will resume in May.
St. Anne's Ladies Club would like to thank everyone who supported their Easter Hamper Draw. Special thanks to John "Sammy" Sinnott who sponsored the Hamper, also thanks to Andrew at Goldsmiths Shop and Sinnott's Pub for ticket sales. The total raised was €465. Hamper Winner-Danny Cox.
Be sure to join our family Mass on Sunday, 19th April, in Rathangan Church, at 11 a.m. Volunteers are always most welcome, and if you would like to take a more active role, please contact Jacqui on 087 2219302.
The outside of Cleariestown church is in need of re-painting. Anyone who is interested in doing the job, please forward a price & date available for starting the job, by 18th April by email toNicolaFeehan1978@gmail.com
The Golden Eagles
The Golden Eagles were in Scarke last week and Eamonn Beck coming out on top in lovely weather. The Monthly was also decided with Aidan Colfer coming 1st Oliver Roche sneaking into 2nd and Nicky the cute one Doyle 3rd. Ger Stafford and Eamonn Beck winning the Birdie Clubs
Cleariestown Community Playschool is now taking bookings for September 2015. The playschool offers the Free ECCE SCHEME offering your child a free year in playschool prior to the year they start school. Younger children are also catered for at a cost of €10 per morning. Please feel free to pop in and visit the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm to view our facility. For further information contact the playschool during mornings at 053 9164613 or Jenny at 087 4189210
We extend sincere sympathy to the family of Paddy Whelan, Blackstone who died during the week. May he Rest In Peace
Clothes Bag Collection
Cleariestown Community Playgroup have set the date for the used clothes bag collection for Monday May 11th We encourage everyone to have a Spring clear out and donate your unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts, curtains, bed linen and soft toys. Old mobile phones will also be collected. Bags may be dropped up to the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 and 12.30. Please support your local playschool.
The next dance will be held in Carrig on Bannow community centre on Friday next 17th April music by Pat Daly. Teas and refreshments served. Dancing 9.30- midnight. Looking forward to seeing you there. Thanks to everyone who supported our last dance which we raised €1000 for Ballymitty new hall fund.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported Ballycogley Players recent performances of 'There Goes The Bride'. All proceeds from raffles and teas were donated to two worthy charities Alzheimers Society and Special Olympics Wexford Branches. Sheila Gallagher and athletes from Special Olympics were on hand to receive cheques of € 600 each on Thur night last in the Dun Mhuire.
Thank you for your continued support.