Monday 22 January 2018

Around the Districts

Players from Rosslare StrandFC who took part in the Wexford Celtic under 8's and 10's FAI McDonald's Fun day Soccer Blitz on Saturday morning, pictured with guests Rhianna Jarrett and Amy Walsh.
Players from Rosslare StrandFC who took part in the Wexford Celtic under 8's and 10's FAI McDonald's Fun day Soccer Blitz on Saturday morning, pictured with guests Rhianna Jarrett and Amy Walsh.

Ballymore/ Mayglass, Kilmore, Our Lady's Island, Rosslare Strand


GAA lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at€4,200 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 Billy Moore shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 1,6,9,29. Many thanks for your continued support.

Underage Ladies

The St Fintans u-14 ladies football team played a thrilling draw with Sarsfields scoring 7-3 to Sarsfields 4-12 in what was a great team performance. The next game is away to Cushionstown on Monday May 18th.

Junior Hurling

The St Fintans Jun A hurling team travelled to Rathnure in the recent past to take on the home team in the EEW Jun A hurling Championship group A. Having defeated Halfway House Bunclody the men from Ballymore/Mayglass were upbeat but the men from Rathnure proved too strong on this occasion taking the spoils on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-6.

Underage Hurling

The Our Ladys Island /St Fintans u-14 hurling team scored a comfortable 3-8 to 1-2 victory over Adamstown in a New Ross Standard div.4 championship game during the recent past. Keep up the good work lads.

Feile Peil Na N'og

Ber Kelly/Cullen Killinick will hold a fundraising coffee day and cake sale on Saturday May 23rd from 11am-4pm. The proceeds from the day are going to the St Fintans u-14 girls who will host a team from Cavan and the u-14 boys of Our Ladys Island/St Fintans who will host a team from Yorkshire at the Feile Peil finals. Please come along and support.

The official launch of Feile Peil Na N'Og took place in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Wednesday night last. The St Fintans ladies will play all their games at home and the competition will commence on June 26th.


Congratulations to the St Fintans ladies club that won E5000 in the first of the Topaz cash for clubs draws. Many thanks to all who supported.

Baby Joy

We congratulate Paddy Keane and Roisin Kehoe on the birth of their baby daughter Ellie during the recent past and we wish them many years of good health and happiness together.

On County Team

Well done to St Fintans underage player Eoin Cummins who played in goal for the Wexford County minor team when it played Dublin in this years Leinster championship and dispite his valiant efforts Dublin ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-8 to 11pts.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations and best wishes to all of the eighteen boys and girls who celebrated the sacrament of First Holy Communion over last weekend. Many thanks to the teachers and families who helped prepare them for the sacrament and those who helped with the preparations on the day itself.


The Ballycogley Players send their congratulations to fellow Wexford groups Bunclody/Kilmyshall and Kilmuckridge on their successes at the recent RTE All Ireland Open Drama Finals in Athlone.

Ronan P Byrne of Bunclody/Kilmyshall won the best actor award,Josephine Byrne won the best actress award and Liam Farrell won the best stage managment award while Michael Murphy of Kilmuckridge won the John Butler scholarship to the DLI summer school. Well done all.

Open Garden

Please take note that Marie Goodwin Lochgunnan, Killinick will hold an open garden fundraiser on July 10th with the proceeds going to the Mayglass school development fund.

Society Golf

The St Fintans golfing society will hold its next outing on Saturday May 23rd at Wexford golf club with a first tee off time of 9.30am. The fee for the outing is €30 including a meal and there is also a 2 club rollover.

Grotto Mass

To honour Our Lady in the month of May, Mass will take place in Ballycogley Grotto at 7pm Tuesday 26th May, weather permitting. The Ballymore-Mayglass Choir will be present to add to the celebration of Mass. It is hoped that as many as possible can join together in this community celebration of faith. All welcome.


Breakfast Fundraiser

Next Sunday we will hold a breakfast morning from 9.30am to 1.00pm in the community hall. The fundraiser is being held for William Carley, Ballylibernagh, who in early June will be doing a skydive with Skydive Ireland to help raise funds for Temple Street Children's Hospital.

Full Irish with all the trimmings will cost €5.00. Breakfast Rolls €3.50. Your support for this young man's efforts to raise funds for such a worthy cause would be much appreciated. A raffle will also take place.

thank you

A sincere thanks to all who have contributed so generously to Bridgetown Vocational College's book collection for the schools in the Philippines. This project aims to supply badly needed library books for classrooms there and we have done really well with our collection.

So far we have gathered more than 1000 books for this worthy cause. If you didn't get around to contributing last week but would like to do so, please try to get the books to us early next week if you can. We are extremely grateful for your support.

Forever Fit

Forever Fit Wexford is coming to Kilmore, with 2 classes per week in 2 formats. Forever Active over 60's starts Tuesday 19th and runs weekly at 2pm. Hi energy Dancefitbodytone class starts Thursday21st and will run every week at7.30pm. All pay as you go. Suitable All levels. Call Amanda Burke for details on 0879713339.

Baby and Toddler

A new baby & Toddler Group starting soon in Bridgetown on Monday mornings from 10am-12pm. Please see our Facebook page or text 086-1011430 for more info.

Indoor Bowling

Kilmore Active Retirement Association indoor bowling team put in a brilliant performance in the final league game of the season on Tuesday last at the Stella Maris Centre where they overcame Bree on the healthy score line of 21-4. Anne Lawless, Frances Moore, Noel Howlin and Joe Bulmer played their best bowls of the season to win convincingly and so added to the win against Gorey a few weeks ago. Players have now grown accustomed to the new smaller bowl and the whole panel of players are looking forward to next season's league with some confidence, while a few challenge games are in the pipeline over the summer months. Well done all you bowlers.

Election to WPPN

Anne Shannon who was nominated by Kilmore SCOPE has been elected to the Local Community Development Committee of Wexford Public Participation Network at a meeting last Tuesday night in Enniscorthy. Voting for five seats took place at the meeting, where Anne won one of two seats from the Social Inclusion Panel. We all wish Anne the very best in this new Network which replaces the County Community Forum.

Journal meeting

A reminder of the Kilmore Parish Journal committee meeting on Wednesday 20th at 8-30 pm in the Kilmore GAA clubrooms. Our email address for submitting material is

Boxing news

Congratulations to Sophie Tierney who became Irish national champion @ 54kgs on Saturday night in the National Stadium. She was representing Clonard boxing club and her parish of Kilmore/Kilmore quay. Thanks to everyone for their help and support along the way.

Our Lady's Island

Congratulations boys

This weekend our small parish fielded eight players who represented our County on U14/ U15/ U16 and Minor teams in various competitions across the country. Congratulations to James O'Leary, Adam Mullins, Jason Devereux, Joshua Burke, David Pettit, Dylan Connick, Robert Cloney and Cathal Devereux. You represented your County and Club with great skill and professionalism.

World Rosary Relay

A World Rosary Relay will be celebrated on Feast of The Sacred Heart, 12th June. Our Lady's Island will continue this great world prayer by taking over from the Shrine of Our Lady of The Taper in Wales. They will celebrate the Joyful mysteries at 7.30p.m. and at 8p.m. the Mysteries of Light will be celebrated in Our Lady's Island.

G.A.A. News There was great excitement in Scoil Mhuire Our Lady's Island National School this week as the school hosted representatives from this years Feile Peile Na nOg. The visit formed part of the official launch to celebrate the largest sporting event to take place in Ireland this year.

Our Lady's Island G.A.A club would like to acknowledge the great performance of our boys and girls teams from Scoil Mhuire Our Lady's Island in the Rackard League. The boys and girls are a credit to their coaches Kevin Kehoe, Liam Pettit, Mary Donnellan. Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,900 so Our Lady's Island GAA lotto now stands at €4,200. Tickets may be purchased at local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. Last week's numbers were 1, 6, 9 and 29. Match 3 winning €30 were Jason Devereux (Seller E. Devereux) and Alan Corish (Seller D. Corish). As always we would like to thank you for your continued support.

I.C.A. guild

There was a good attendance of members at the Annual General Meeting of Our Lady's Island I.C.A.was held on Monday last. The President thanked everyone of their commitment and help during the year. The Secretary gave her report and the Treasurer gave the Financial Report. Susan Keogh retired as Treasurer, she was thanked for taking good care of finances for the past three years and received a presentation of a bouquet of flowers.

The following are the Officers for the coming year-President: Dee Devereux. Secretary: Lila Vaughan. Treasurer: Angela Pettit.

All joined in congratulating Dee on becoming National Regional President of I.C.A. She was presented with a beautiful plant.

Sympathy was extended to the Sutherland family on the passing of Philomena and the Hanton family on the death of Lily. Preparations are under way for competing in tghe Special Occasions competition on 10th June in Adamstown.

The summer Outing is planned for Tuesday, 30th June going to Kilkenny-non members are most welcome-please contact Angela Pettit or Mary Hayes. Our next Community Coffee Morning is on Thursday, 28th May.

The raffle was won by Roisin Putt and Mary Davis. The competition was won by Pattie Cullen. The Guild Member of the Year was Peg Ellard-well done Peg.

School Science Day

Scoil Mhuire, Broadway are holding their Open Science Day this Thursday, 31st Mary at 1.15p.m. All are welcome.

Rosslare Strand


Pilates, Friday at 10am €5; Tae kwon do, Tuesday 6pm- 7pm €6 (payg) 0894161428; Forever Fit, Saturday at 10am, Fun dance fitness- suitable for all levels €8 (payg) Call Amanda on 0879713339 Forever Fit Over 60's, Saturday at 11:30am. Suitable for over 60's Call Amanda 0879713339; Rosslare Boxing Club, Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at 8.30pm Call Mark 0862674404 after 6pm; St Pauls Athletics Club, Monday and Wednesday at 6pm. Call Leo on 086-3103417; Menapian's Athletics Club Thursday at 7pm. Call David on 085-1621700.

Rosslare Bowls Club, call Catherine 086 8177679 Indoor Bowls-Tuesday 2pm to 4:30pm Kettlebells-Tuesday at 10am €5 (payg) Call Clara 086-8059930 or facebook at kettlefit wexford

Zumba -Free Zumba class every Mon morning at 11:15am and Thursday evening at 6:45pm

Free Beginners Yoga-every Tuesday at 7pm Rosslare Tennis Club: join us on Wed at 9:30am Suitable for all. Memberships now due!

Men's Sheds, Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 5pm. Call Jim 0876815029.

Rosslare Tidy Towns For further information call Ray Flynn on 086 8337324.

Schoolboys/girls FC-Train weekly Call 053-9132202 for times

WANTED-We are looking for old computers/laptops, Monitors, Hard drives, Cables, Keyboards, Mice! working or not! NO Printers/Fax Machines please. Donations can be left in Rosslare C & S Centre.


Presentation entitled 'ROSSLARE -WE CARE'for all volunteers involved in Rosslare and for people interested in finding out about volunteering opportunities in the village, takes place on Thursday 28th May at 3pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Contact Anne 086-8293833 or Carolanne 0539132202 (afternoons)

Active Retirement

Next meeting Tuesday 26th .10.30am Golf Club. Tai Chi Mondays and Wednesdays 9.30am on the Beach.


Next meeting is on Wednesday 20th May at the Activities centre 10.30am


Thre is a fun dog show in Community Centre field from 12 noon on Sunday 5th July. Fun for dogs and the family.

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