Monday 22 January 2018

Around the Districts

Michael O'Leary and Sharon Murphy at explorer and mountaineer Frank Nugent's talk on the Antarctic in Wexford Library on Thursday .
Michael O'Leary and Sharon Murphy at explorer and mountaineer Frank Nugent's talk on the Antarctic in Wexford Library on Thursday .

Bannow/ Ballymitty

Night of Dancing

Polish up your dancing shoes in preparation for a great night of dancing at the Tintern Complex on Friday 24th April. The hugely popular Liam Mannering will be performing at the Ballycullane venue from 9.30pm. There will also be a bar and late disco so the evening represents great value at only €10. For tickets, please contact Graham Wall on 087 1249580. All proceeds are in aid of St Patrick's Special School in Enniscorthy.

Ballycogley Players

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 Alzheimer's 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.

GAA club news

No jackpot winner on this week's lotto, numbers were 6,19,31 and 32. 4 people matched three numbers Kathleen Harpur Bannow, John Brown Snr, Cullenstown, Jim Ferguson Kilderry and Eithne Magee Bricketstown. Congrats to these winners next Jackpot draw takes place in Taghmon on Tuesday 21st April at 8.30pm.

Tickets are now on sale for the model county development draws. Prizes are 100,000 euro in total this year and if your not in you cant win> Tickets are available from various sellers around the club or from club co ordinator Padrig Doyle 0872414220. The first draw takes place on Wednesday 29th April, All support is very much appreciated. Tickets are 50 euro each.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to the family of Jim Mullane who passed away in hospital in London on Friday 10th April. Jim was raised and went to school in Carrig on Bannow as the son of the local Sergeant John Mullane and in later years built a house in the village close to where he used to live.

Jim is survived by his wife Bride daughters Mary, Sarah and Helena, sons James and Brendan, sisters Sr. Virginia and Mary, brother Paddy, grandchildren, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

Active Retirement

If you are over 50 and wish to join our social group in weekly walks, games, bowling, occasional quiz, evening outings to dinner and daytrips please call Lorraine 089 497 0774 or Wendy 086 2052168.


Social dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir na Nog in aid of Ballymitty Handball club with music this week by El Paso. Dancing 9.30 pm to 11.40pm with door prizes and refreshments . Admission is €7.


The sacrament of confirmation will be in Carrig Church on Friday next 24th April at 11am.


Our under 18s played Fethard in the league and were very unlucky to be beaten one point. Our under 12s played a blitz in Cushinstown on Saturday 11th April and they won all three games. Congratulations to both age groups.

Our under 14s played Fethard in the league championship and had a very good win 3-5 to 1-2. Keep up the good work girls.

Ballymitty Hall

Ballymitty Hall Committee would like to say a huge Thank You to The Dance organisers. The Dance organising committee donated the proceeds of The Dance held on Good Friday night in Carrig Hall to the Ballymitty Hall Building Fund, the total being €1,000, so thank you very much to the organising committee and to you the public who came out and supported the night. Sunday Cafe The next Sunday Cafe takes place in Ballymitty Hall on Sunday April 26 from 11am to 1pm so looking forward to seeing you all there to enjoy some delicious home baking and catching up with friends and neighbours.


The next meeting of Ballymitty Hall committee takes place tonight Tuesday April 21 at 8.30 in the hall. Date for your Diary Bannow & Rathangan Show takes place in Killag Duncormick on July 9, a great day out for all the family.


Bannow historical society is about to commence a project of documenting all field names in the parish. They are currently seeking volunteers to help the comittee in this task. Anyone interested may contact John on 051 561233 or 087 2515366.The society will hold its annual AGM on Monday May 18th at 8.30 pm and all are welcome.

The society is ten years formed and refreshments will be served on night of AGM to celebrate.

Bridge Results

1st Peter Mageehan and Rosario O'Donovan, 2nd Ann Whitty and Kathleen O'Farrell, 3rd Margaret Quigley and Marie French, 4th Mick and Leo Harpur

Grantstown Day Care

We are delighted to have raised €400 for the Hope Cancer Support Centre at the TEA ROOMS last Sunday. Well done to all involved. J Thank you for your support.

CE SCHEME VACANCIES: A variety of vacancies will be coming up at Grantstown Day Care Centre in the future. If you are interested and fulfil the criteria, we are looking for Carers, Kitchen, Laundry, Horticulture, Maintenance staff and Minibus Drivers. Please contact Lesley for more information.

Up Coming Events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Monday 20th April. Pongo in the morning and music in the afternoon. Tuesday 21st April. Games/Art in the morning and pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday 22nd April. Pongo in the morning and card games in the evening. Thursday 23rd April. Pongo in the morning and music by the 2 Paddy's in the afternoon.

Bart's Charity Shop: Grantstown Day Care Centre are delighted that Bart's Charity Shop has agreed to give money from profits made in the shop.

Yoga: classes every Wednesday in Grantstown Day Care Centre at 6.30pm. For more information please contact Julie 087 2683005 or just come along on the evening. Physiotherapy: Every Tuesday, Doctor's referral letter required.

Corach Ramblers fc

Congratulations to the coach ramblers soccer b team on their victory against the Ballagh last Sunday winning the Gwyn Jones cup on a penalty shootout on a score line of 6-5. Corach proved they were worthy of the win all through the 90 minutes with their goal coming in the second half , with Brendan staples strike on target. Opponents Ballagh equalised in the 75th minute bringing the game into extra time and then penalties.

Man of the match went to Darren "daz" Sinnott. Celebrations began at Breens of the Dirr, stopping off at Tir ha nOg before settling into John Murphys pub in Carrig where the cup was filled and great craic had by all. Well done to all players , management and everyone who supported Corach .

Taghmon/ Camross

ICA Talent Success

Well done to Camross ICA line dancers who finished in runner up position in the Co Final of 'ICA HAS GOT Talent' held in Horse and Hound,Ballinaboola on Fri. 17th last. They stepped it out to Nathan Carters 'Wagon Wheel' and dancers Dympna Kelly, Margt O'Gorman, Caro, Berna Cadogan and Breda Nolan had the audience clapping and dancing in the aisles. Our group singers, Mary Kelly, Patricia Sweeney, Marian Donnelly, Maggie Morrissey, Dympna Kelly, Breda Nolan, Berna Cadogan, Mary Margt Roche and accompanied by Anita Cullen also did us proud with their rendition of 'Heal the World' Well done to Bree who won the event with group singing, 'Hard Times'.

Camross ICA AGM

Mary Fitzgerald, Federation Sec. presided over the election of officers at the AGM held in Camross hall on Mon. last 13th April and are as follows. President, Dympna Kelly, Vice President, Marian Donnelly, Secretary, Breda Banville, Minute Secretary, Margt O'Gorman, Poulpeasty, Treasurer, Margt O'Gorman, Caro, PRO and Competitions organiser, Trish Sweeney, An Grianan Rep. Mary Kelly, Guest organiser after meetings, Peggy Doyle, raffle prize organiser Alice Whitty. Trish Sweeney and Dympna Kelly tied with equal points for guild competitions, well done to both.

ICA Summer Tour is arranged for Mon. 13th July and Ann Power Memorial Walk will be held on Sunday 24th May for Alzheimers. Sympathy was extended to Dolores Whitty and family on loss of a darling grandchild and a speedy recovery was extended to Jackie Cadogan. Margt O'Gorman, Caro was hostess for the evening and she will also be delighted to receive membership fees which are now due.

Next meeting is on 11th May at 8pm, please note change of date due to Bank Holiday.

Daffodil Day thanks

Thanks to everyone who collected,donated and brought in fresh daffodils for Daffodil Day in Taghmon recently. Together we raised €1,136.60. Thanks to customers and staff of Bank of Ireland,Management and staff of Eurospar and Daybreak, O'Donnell's chemist and Tony Geelan of Waddingtown. Well done also to the FRC in Taghmon who held a coffee morning and raised €300. Not bad for a small village and a great help to the Irish Cancer Society.

Ladies Football

The U14 girls next match is at home to HWH Bunclody on April 20th at 7pm,all support welcome for the Girls who won the Wexford Feile last weekend.

Thanks to Richie Bridges,physio,for all his help at the Feile final it was very much appreciated by the girls and management.

Also to Pat Callaghan for his commentary on the Wexford Feile Final DVD,copies are available to order at €10 each.

Well done to the ladies team on defeating Naomh Eanna 2-9 to 2-7 played on Sunday 12th,next match is at home V Kilmore on 21st April.

U16's will line out against St Brigid's Blackwater on May 7th.

Fundraiser Cabaret in aid of the U14 Girls Feile in Alice Brady's on 25th April.Music by SNM.

Camross Drama Group

The time has come ! The cast, director and backstage team are putting the final touches to 'The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley' by Jimmy Keary-a 3 Act comedy.

Gabriel, a confirmed bachelor farmer lives with his interfering mother. Her wish to become a Grannie while she is alive is getting more distant by the day. Gabriel joins a drama group to meet the opposite sex, but gets more than he bargained for, all the while oblivious to the attentions of 'the girl next door'... what will be the outcome?

Dates and venues: Thursday 23rd/Friday 24th April-Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola; Sunday 26th April-Camross Hall; Thursday 30th April & Fri 1st May-St Michael's Hall, Green St, Wexford Town. All shows 8pm. €10 admission on door. Enquiries 086 6038989.

gaa club news

A bad weekend for our two football teams last weekend , our Junior B team were beaten by Fethard 2-06 to 0-16 and our Intermediate team were beaten by Bunclody 1-08 to 2-14. Next up in the championship on the 3rd May are the Junior and Junior B hurling teams. The Junior team are playing Shelmaliers in Pats Pk at 4pm and our Jun B team are playing away to Cushinstown at 6.30.

Next weekend our Jun hurlers are playing Rosslare in Taghmon on Saturday at 4pm in the league.

Well done to Ian Carty who was on the Minor football team who defeated Westmeath last Saturday, and good luck to Ian , Stephen O Gorman and Stephen Stafford who line out against Kilkenny in minor hurling next Saturday in Wexford Pk at 2pm.

The Lotto is on this Tuesday night in the centre when the Jackpot is €5600, have your tickets in at 8pm.

The Club County Development draw tickets are on sale around the parish at the moment, the first draw is on the 29th April,if you want to win a car or holidays or cash prizes buy your tickets this week, all sold tickets need to be in by this weekend with Elenor Murphy.

soccer notes

As the Soccer season draws to a close two of our teams have a chance of some silverware to add to the trophy cabinet. Up first is the U16's who only need a draw to win the league in their final match against Enniscorthy. This team have remained unbeaten all season in Div 4 and going back to the 1st friendly match in Ferns where they were absolutely terrific on that night they never faltered all season under the guidance of Eugene and Podge.

The U14's if they win their last two games will definitely finish joint 2nd in Div 1a but if results go their way in other matches a two or three way play off could happen as this league decider will possibly go down to the wire. Conor/Nicky & Jason have worked tremendously hard all year with the chaps and regardless of the outcome they are extremely proud of the team in this tough division.

The U10 Girls play one more match and what s great effort put in by them all season as they drew out the crowds for the big semi final at last weeks game against Curracloe. The U12's have two games to go in what has been a low key season were results just did not go their way in some matches.

The Youths received their league Cup last Saturday with a little get together in Alice Bradys and a terrific night was had by all.

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Feile Cake Sale

A cake sale will be held in Murrintown Community Centre on Sunday 10th May from 10.30am to 12.30pm in aid of our under 14 girls

Football team who will be competiting in the National Football Feile which is being held in Wexford on the 26th/27th June. Your support would be appreciated.

active retired

Upcoming trips: 5th May - Trip to Glasnevin Cemetery and Collins Barracks - again book your place by calling Mary Dempsey 053 9158186. Trip will include Coach/ lunch in Dublin/entry to Glasnevin and evening meal in Glenview Hotel on way home. Cost is €55.

30th May - Trip to Bloom in the Park - €50.00 to include Entry to Bloom/Coach and evening meal at Glenview Hotel.

Annual Coach Tour: we are heading West on 29th August to Breaffy House Resort Hotels Castlebar, Co Mayo for a 3 night DBB stay at this wonderful hotel. Price per person sharing is €250. SRS applies.

This will be a great weekend tour so book early. Day tours will include Visit to Knock Shrine, Museum of Life Castlebar, Foxford Woollen mills, Achill Island tour, Visit to Cong area and shopping time in Westport town. Lunches and morning breaks at own discretion. Ring Mary Dempsey 053 91 58186 to book your place, deposit of €80 secures your place.

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