Saturday 21 September 2019

Around the Districts

Ground hurling on Wexford Quay on Saturday morning Conor Dobbs_Adam Kavanagh (Clonard) JJ Ellard (St Fintans)
Ground hurling on Wexford Quay on Saturday morning Conor Dobbs_Adam Kavanagh (Clonard) JJ Ellard (St Fintans)

Ballymore/ Mayglass, Bannow Ballymitty, Kilmore, Piercestown


Gaa Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €3,600 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 Anthony Pettit,Cora Goff,Leo Casey and Lenora Roche shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 2,5,20,30. Many thanks for your continued support.


19 scouts and venturers plus leaders took part in a most enjoyable fun camp in Ballycogley last weekend on land of Adrian & Carmel Tennant. The weather was fantastic and the activities undertaken were wide and varied. Everyone went home happy but exhausted.

Beavers and Cubs go on their annual camp to Carne next weekend of June 5th-7th with cubs camping two nights and beavers one which should be fun. Hoping the weather stays fine.

Scouts are busy preparing for annual scoutcraft competititon in Artramont from June 19th-21st.

Tomhaggard Centre

There are a wide variety of entertaining activities and fundraising events coming up over the next few months in aid of Tomhaggard Social Centre, including: Social Dancing June 25th with Adrian Ryan, 30k Fun Cycle July 5th, Irish Night July 20th, Garden Party August 15th, 5k Family Fun Run August 22nd, Heritage Week Talk August 28th. More details on individual events closer to the dates.

Women's Shed

A new women's group is starting up in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Mon 8 June 10am-12. Sharing ideas, crafts, hobbies etc or just enjoying a cup of tea and chat, while making new friends and learning new skills.

First meeting is an open invitation and information morning and the group hope to meet every Monday 10-12 subsequently. For further details contact Angela 0872840272

Society Golf

The St Fintans golfing society will hold its next outing on Saturday June 20th at Enniscorthy golf club with a first tee off time of 10.30am.


The Ballycogley Players held a very enjoyable end of season "night out"in Greeacres Lounge, Tenacre during the recent past.

The highlight of the night was once again the poem by Terence O'Byrne capturing the ups and downs of a very busy season. It contained mostly pieces we thought had been forgotten about and worse still items we thought had not been noticed.

Group member Mary Doyle was celebrating a special birthday and she received a shock when Breda Hayes produced a birthday cake.

The group would like to sincerely thank Noel and Noeleen of Greenacres who catered for our every need. With the curtain having been drawn on its 40th anniversary and yet another very enjoyable and successful season the group must now look forward to the one act season in the Autumn. A special word of thanks to our sponsors and loyal supporters.

The group received good news during the past week with a request from the Aras to send four members to meet with President Michael D Higgins on Tuesday June 30th. The lucky four drawn from the "hat" were Rachel Murphy,Trish Boyce,Con Doyle,Terence O Byrne and we are sure that they will do the group proud.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to St Fintans stalwart John William Rowe, Hilltown, Killinick who married Nicola Kehoe, daughter of Barry Kehoe of Kehoe and Associates, Commerical Quay, Wexford during the recent past. We wish them both many years of good health and happiness together.

Feile fundraiser

Congratulations to Ber (Kelly)Cullen who held a very successful fundraising coffee morning and cake sale at her home in Killinick during the recent past. The proceeds from the morning are going towards the hosting of two teams for the upcoming Feile competition which will take place on the weekend of June 26th/28th.

The girls club will host a team from Cavan and will play a number of games in Ballymore while the boys are hosting a team from Kerry and will play their first game in Grantstown and play their home games in Our Ladys Island.

Ber raised €1,022.50 and would like to thank all those that supported in any way. The raffle winners were 1st Caroline Doyle Kilrane,2nd Breda Boggan Tanner Hill,3rd Annie Kehoe Broadway,4th Nuala Saunders Ballycorboys.

Please keep in mind that the club will need volunteers to help with traffic control,car parking,and various other tasks.

Underage Hurling

The Our Ladys Island/St Fintans underage hurling club has been busy on the playing field of late with Bufferys Alley beating the u-14 team on a scoreline of 2-6 to 1-2 in round 4 of the championship.

Summer BBQ

The Bargy vintage club will hold a fundraising BBQ supporting local charities on Saturday June 27th at Ye Olde Coopers Inn Killinick from 6pm till late. Food will be served from 6.30pm-9.30pm and the music will be provided by Point Blank and Tom Murphy while admission is just €5. The evening will also Tug O War and a raffle.

The club held its AGM during the recent past with Fr Murty Byrne PP elected as president and the outgoing committee was returned enblock. Chairman Willie Day,Secretary Eileen Hayes and Treasurer John Rowe.

Holylands Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage to the Holylands and Marion pilgrimages will take place between October 23rd and 31st.

It will include visits to Bethlehem,Jerusalem,Dead Sea,Jericho,Tiberias,Nazareth and many more places of interest. For booking contact Fr. Danny Mc Donald(spiritual Director)on 053 91 38521 or Teresa Wickham on 053 91 20124.

Garden Club

The Killinick and District Garden Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month in Ye Olde Coopers Inn, from 7.30pm. During the most recent meeting Betty Kehoe gave a talk on the use of natural products to feed plants, and to treat garden pests and diseases. All Welcome. Inquiries to Mary Ellen 086 244 1935.

Ladies Football

On Tues.2nd St Fintans' ladies underage had two teams in action.Away to St Annes were our U10 girls.Eve Rowe and Megan Hendrick were captains on the evening. After a hard fought and sporting game , the girls came home with a good win. Our U14 girls had a home fixture against Davidstown.After a tough game the team emerged victorius with a score of 8-6 to 7-6.This team remains undefeated in their league.

Ceili And Set Dancing

Céilí and Set Dancing Classes in Tomhaggard Social Centre will be on Thursday nights from next Thursday night, the 11th June at 8.30 pm. Beginners and improvers welcome. Enquiries to Fintan at 087-6812690.

Bannow/ Ballymitty

Historic Tour

A tour by Clonroche Historical Society will take place on Saturday, June 13th, leaving Clonroche at 9.15am. It will go to Loftus Hall, Clonmines, Bannow Bay (where the Normans landed) and other places in the parish of Carrig-on-Bannow. Contact Tom McDonald 0872937960, or Jim Kehoe 0876202171, or Anne Farrell, Chairperson Bannow Historical Society 0868469131.

Grantstown news

Up Coming Events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Tuesday 9th June. Pongo in the morning and Jim Carthy will play music in the afternoon. Wednesday 10th June. Going to Ramsgrange D.C.C. for dinner. Thursday 11th June. Games and outdoor activities.

Pongo winners: Pat Roche, Paddy Sinnott, Betty Neville, Maggie Carthy, Aidan Colfer. Alice Colfer. Well done to all.


Dancing in Tir na nOg continues this Thursday 11th June with Bandit; Thursday 18th- Pat Hogan, Thursday 25th- Richie Halpin and back by popular demand on Saturday 25th July, Theresa and the Stars.

Camogie Notes

Congratulations to our U12 girls who played Castletown in the Co. Camogie Championship in Coolgraney on Saturday 30th May and won on a score line of nine goals and three points to no score. The next game in the U12 Championship is against Buffers Alley this Friday 12th June in Grantstown at 6.30. Please support the girls.

Good luck to all the girls doing their exams at the moment hope to see you all back playing Camogie soon.


Results from President's Prize:1st Margaret Quigley, 2nd Breda O Connor, 3rd Siobhan O'Riordan, 4th Paddy Whitty, 5th Mick Murphy, 6th Kathleen Farrell.

Summer Season open: All Bridge Players Welcome every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in Carrig on Bannow Community Hall.

Golf Classic

Bannow Folk and Traditional Society are holding a golf classic as a fundraiser for the Phil Murphy weekend at the Abbey Par 3 Fethard on Sea on Saturday June 20th. Tee Times 9-11am and 1pm-3pm two man teams €20 per team.


Bridgetown Handball

Congratulations to Shane Murphy who was crowned Leinster Men's Challenger Wall Ball (formerly 1 Wall) Champion at the weekend in Durrow, Co Laois. He did it the hard way beating fellow clubman, and last year's Under 14 Leinster Wall Ball champion Willie Murray Byrne in the semi final. He then went on to beat Geoffrey Atkinson from Carlow in the final. Well done Shane.

Kilmore United

Our under-age presentation will take place in our grounds from 2pm on Sunday 14th June. All our u-8's & u-10's will get presented with certificates while our promoted teams the u-12 & u-14 chaps will get presented with their league runner-up medals. There will be player of the year awards from u-12s upwards along with some food, sponge throwing, mini blitz & the mandatory bouncy castle.

Wexford Football Academy will be holding a summer camp in our grounds for ages 6-14 from 13th-17th July. The is usually a great success & great value at cost of €60 for the which includes a training kit, for more information or to register contact Theresa on 087-4169923.

Parents Association

Just To Say Thank You! This years Kilmore Field Day was a tremendous success, which was undoubtedly enhanced by the weather!

The Kilmore Parent Association want to thank all parents & families of our school, local businesses and also our wider Community, who very generously donated cakes, plants, books, bric-a-brac and so many bottles! We thank those who turned up to enjoy the day and to those who helped make it run so smoothly.

Our aim is to earn funds to enhance the experience of our children in the school, but also to create a wonderful community day that brings us together. Mission accomplished! Thank you all.

Bridgetown tidy towns

Bridgetown has entered this year's tidy towns. Lots of work going on at the minute and lots more to do. If anyone has any spare time and would like to help out however small please call or text 087 6993035 or 086 1004550. Your help would be much appreciated.

Parish Journal

Kilmore Parish Journal Committee are now preparing for the 44th edition of the Journal. We invite you to send in articles, reports, photographs old and new, and any other relevant material to the Committee. You are welcome to send material by email or directly to any Committee member. The email address is

Also, the Committee has copies of previous editions of the Journal available-from 1987 [No. 16] onwards. If you wish to access any edition since 1987 you are welcome to contact KPJ by email or through any Committee member.

Fun Bike Ride

The RNLI Fun Bike Ride is on Sunday 14th June There are 2 routes to choose from: 36k or 20k. Cost is €10 per person. Registration 10.30am to set off at 11am at the Station.

Both routes leave from the Station heading to Kilmore Village then the 20k will head to Bridgetown, Baldwinstown, Ballyteigue and back to the station. The 36k will head on to Ballycogley from Kilmore then on towards town turning left at Lightwater for Piercestown then left again at the roundabout in Rathaspeck heading for Murrintown, and through Newcastle and turning left for Baldwinstown town to Ballyteigue and back to the station.

Refreshments will be served at the station. There will be water stops along the way on the 20k route. Sponorship cards available on request.

Active Retirement

Joe Bulmer chairman of Kilmore Active Retirement Association presided at the Monthly meeting of the Association on Thursday 4th in the GAA Clubrooms with an excellent attendance of members. The main points from the meeting were as follows: Indoor bowling will be held on Thursday 11th in the Stella Maris from 7 to 9pm. Friendly games are to be arranged with some of the teams involved in the indoor bowls league in the coming weeks.

The second day trip of the year will be to the Wax museum and Dublin castle on 15th July. A golf day is to be arranged at the par three course in Rathaspeck in the near future for members who are interested in the sport.

There are still a couple of seats available for the holiday to Galway on the first week of September, for information contact Breda at 086-3258386. The balance of the fee for the holiday should be paid before 1st August.

Tenpin Bowling continues at Leisuremax every Monday at 11am, the fee has been increased by €1 to €6 from Monday 8th June, still great value for seniors. Wellness day is on in Whites hotel on Wednesday 17th June from 10-30 to 4.30 and is well worth a visit according to people who have attended previous events.

The chairman in concluding the meeting wished Toddy and Pam the best of luck on their big day on the 18th. He also expressed sympathy on behalf of all members to Dwight Moore on the recent death of his mother.

Next meeting after the summer break will be on 10th September.


Ballet Academy

The Ballet Academy's end of year show in the Opera House on 20th June. The show is called "Movie Magic" and is on at 4pm and 7.30pm. Tickets cost €15 adults/ €10 children. Piercestown students will be taking part in the 4pm show.

school news

Piercestown N.S. will host the annual art exhibition on Tuesday 9th June at 7pm. This will be a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to enjoy their works of art from over the course of the year. The exhibition will be launched by local artist Helen Gaynor. The Parents' Association will be providing refreshments. All are welcome.

An Introduction Morning for New Junior Infants starting in September 2015 will take place on 10th June 10th from 9.30am-12noon. This will be a morning of fun, dance, song and activity where the children will get to meet their new teacher and principal and get familiar with their new surroundings.

The Parents' Association will host a coffee morning for parents of the new arrivals in the hall. We look forward to meeting the new boys and girls! New enrolments still being accepted.

Active retired

Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club 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 9158186 to book your place, deposit of €80.00 secures your place.

Health and Wellbeing

The Marigold Health and Wellbeing Day is on 17th June at Whites Hotel, with Health checks, measuring service and lots more something for everyone. This is a free event to the public all welcome.

Parish Draw

The last draw for the year took place on 7th June. New Year starts 5th July. Promotors will be calling house to house asking you to join for another year. Our thanks to everyone who joined last year. €20 for the year, €10 fir 6 months.


" A Summer Evening Song" concert in aid of UCD volunters to benefit disadvantaged communities is being held in Bride Street Church on June 11th at 8pm.

David Higgins, Piercestown is the chief organiser and Guest artists include Valda, George Lawlor, Lorna Mahon, The Faythe Rock Choir, Biddy Walsh, Pat Lawlor, V Rev. Jim Fagan, Martin Mulally, luke Jackson and Fr Aodhan Marken and Fintan Cleary. Tickets available from the Presbytery or the Sacristy or at the door on the night.

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