Saturday 21 September 2019

Around the Districts

Cllr. George Lawlor, Mayor of Wexford, raising the Blue Flag at Piercestown National School on Friday afternoon.
Cllr. George Lawlor, Mayor of Wexford, raising the Blue Flag at Piercestown National School on Friday afternoon.

Bannow/Ballymitty, Taghmon/Camross



Bridge Results for June 9th: 1st Annette Kelly & Breda Kehow, 2nd Anne Whitty & Anna Kehoe 3rd John Breen & Bridie Dillon 4th Marie Devereux & oona Dwyer

June 16th: 1st Marie Devereux & Oona Dwyer 2nd Paddy Whitty & Aidan Colfer 3rd Patsy Farrell & Breda O Connor 4th Kathleen Crosbie & Clare Crosbie


There will be a one day Coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday July 5th for the Ferns Diocesan Day Pick up Points, Wellingtonbridge, 6am Elem Tree Cross, Hollow Bar, Campile 6.30am approx and New Ross 6.50am. Fare €52 includes two meals.

For Booking contact Nicholas Bowe phone (051) 388437 or 087 9418661.


Dancing in Tir nOg continues on Thursday nights: July 2nd-Sunset, July 9th-Noel Furlong band plus Tommy Stammers and the Drinagh Mummers, Thursday 16th-Tom Murphy two piece band , Thursday 23rd-Bandit and Saturday 25th-Theresa and the Stars.

Phil Murphy Weekend

The Phil Murphy weekend is on from Thursday July 23rd to Sunday 26th with the Kilfenora ceile band, Finbar Furey and many others taking part. Official opening on Thursday 23rd with Greg French and Molly Sterling in the Community centre with launch of Our Parish journal. More details next week.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to the Cullen family Ballymitty on the death of Joan Cullen late of Littlegraigue, Duncormick. Joan was in her late sixties and is survived by her sisters Madge, Bridget, Eileen, brothers Eamon, John and Pat. Her remains were brought to Carrig church on Tuesday night and she was buried in Ballymitty cemetery after 12 noon mass on Wednesday June 24th. May she rest in peace.

Grantstown Day Care

CE SCHEME VACANCIES: Carers and Kitchen staff position available at the end of September. If you fulfil the CE criteria & wish to apply please telephone Lesley on 051 561016 for more information.

Film Evening at Grantstown Day Care Centre in August: The Rabbit and the Teasel by Els Dietvorst. Film duration is 1 hour and slides 15 minutes. All are welcome

Up Coming Events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Tuesday 30th June-Sonas/Games/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday 1st July-Pongo in the morning and New Ross attending in the afternoon with music by Jimmy Barnwell. Thursday 2nd July-Pongo /Chair Exercise in the morning and music by Stephen Murphy in the afternoon.

GAA News

We had two winners in the last draw of the Model County well done to Paddy Walsh Coolishall and Pauline Fitzharris Vernegly on their prizes. Full draw winners on our face book page and twitter account .Thanks to everyone who supported this draw.

Lotto this week takes place down in the Complex on Tuesday evening. Please bring all monies and tickets down before 7.30.

Deepest condolences to the Cullen Families Tullicanna on their recent loss.


Congratulations to John and Margaret Mernagh on winning Strawberry Grower of the year 2015. Well done..

Taghmon/ Camross

Dancing at Camross

The July dance will be held on this Friday 3rd July in Camross ballroom, with music by Liam Mannering. Dancing 10pm to 12mn with doors open at 9.30pm. Admission is €8 including refreshments.

Cycle Race

The Stafford Wholesale Wexford, 2 Day Cycle Race, hosted by Wexford Wheelers, will be held on 22nd and 23rd August with all races starting and finishing at Camross Hall. As this is a National event, some competitors will require over night accommodation. If you might be interested in accommodating some of the competitors, call Michael Noonan, Race Director at 087 9800553 for further information.

St. Garvan's Well

Prayers will be said at St. Garvan's Well, Caroreigh on Saturday 4th July at 8.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Holy Year Cross

Mass will be celebrated at the Holy Year Cross, near Trinity on Saturday 4th July at 6.30pm. All welcome to attend.

gaa news

Our Junior hurlers had two good wins last week, beating Adamstown in the Fox Cup 5 -15 to 0-7, and beating Tara Rocks 1-13 to 1-07 in the league.

This week's fixtures are: Jun B football V Ballymitty in Granstown on Thursday night at 7.30, and the Intermediate footballers play Rosslare on Sunday at six in Tagoat in the league.

The Club Lotto takes place this Tuesday night ,when the Jackpot will be €7100, so have your tickets in the center at 7.30.

Well done to Jim Doyle, Assagart and Eoin Kelly, Castlehaystown who won prizes in the final Model Co development draw this month. The Club would to thank all those who bought Co development draw tickets for the ongoing development of our club and promotion of our games for the young people of the parish.

Ladies Football

Well done to our u14 Feile Girls. These young girls are a credit to the club, Parish,friends and family. They are amazing footballers and they did everyone proud at Feile 2015 in Wexford. Unfortunately the dream ended with the cup semi final V Royal Gaels,in The Centre of Excellence Ferns,on Sunday 28th,after three great wins in the Feile Peil na nOg competition.We are extremely proud of each and every player and their mentors Kathleen,Eugene.Alan and Tina.

Thanks to Richie Bridges Physio.Also to Veronica Monaghan our Feile Official,who had everything expertly organised and Pat Callaghan for his match report on our dvd.Thanks to everyone for their support over the last number of days and everyone who came to support the girls at their matches it was really appreciated. Thanks to Fr David for his kind words and support to all teams.

On Saturday our boys and girls and Host Clubs Portlaoise and St Mary's had a parade with members of the New Ross pipe Band,who were in big demand over the weekend.

Well done to our boys team and mentors who too done extremely well in this competition.To all the parents who helped out over the weekend busy preparing food for teams and spectators.Also to Aishling and Tony Kehoe,and Anthony and Vivan Kehoe local milk agents who supplied dairy products for all our catering.To Nash's Mini Bus Hire for transporting the girls and boys teams safely to their playing destinations.

On Saturday evening our Host teams Portlaoise and St Marys Ardee,j oined our girls and boys teams for a lovely meal prepared by Gerald and Mary Kelly,this was followed by a disco and later presentations were made between the Clubs involved.Music upstairs was provided by James McEntyre and Tony Doran

Feile 2015 was an outstanding sucess in Taghmon/Camross GAA Club and we thank everyone for making the occasion so special.

Match results- Feile na nOg na mBan 2015 -Div 1: Match 1-Taghmon /Camross 1-06 Atherlow ,Tipperary 1-04,Match 2-Taghmon/Camross 2-07 Horeswood -06,Match 3-Taghmon/Camross 1-02 Portlaoise 3-2; Match 4 Quarter Finals Cup- Taghmon/Camross 6-4 Tinaheely 1-1 in Pairc Carmen,Div 1 Cup Semi Final Taghmon/Camross 2-0 Royal Gael 2-08

Taghmon ICA

The June meeting took place on Wednesday 17th. As it was the last meeting of the season, it was the traditional garden meeting. This year it was held in the garden of Carol Gray in Drinagh. As it was a fine evening we sat in the garden before moving inside for the meeting where business was kept to a minimum.

The guild outing was discussed and this will take place on Thursday 2nd July. A minutes silence was held thinking of the families of the families of the young people who died in Berkeley. The president, Carol Gray congratulated all involved with the recent Special Occasion competition.

We then enjoyed a social evening which included goodies provided by all the members and of course, strawberries and cream. Carol wished everyone a good summer and hoped to see everyone back in September.

Athletics club

A round up of our athletes achievements over the Leinster Championship weekend. 4 Gold medals on day 1, Brónagh o Hanlon taking the first gold of the day in the Girls u15 hammer. Closely followed on the podium by Joseph Hanlon in the U16 1st 3k walk and then James Hanlon stood on the top spot for the boys U14 2k walk.

It was the afternoon when Padraig Hore won U16 discus with a new CPB of 51:54. Hannah Roche Kelly qualified for the Girls 200m sprint final and ran a great race and narrowly missed out on a place in the All Irelands. Muireann Hore has a great performance in the Girls U14 shot Putt throwing a new PB and making the last 8.

Padraig Hore took another gold on Day 2 placing 1st in the U16 shot putt and a new PB to go with it. Joseph Hanlon ran well in his U16 3000m and James Hanlon also had a good 800m run U 14.

Hannah Roche Kelly also competed in the 80m sprint. Dylan Colfer Furlong had a great day finishing 5th in the U16 high jump with a new PB of 1:55 the was 6th in the javelin and the to complete him events for the day finished 4th in the triple jump earning him a place in the All Ireland finals in July.

community Mapping

Taghmon Family Resource Centre in conjunction with artist/heritage expert Michael Fortune have been commissioned by Wexford County Council to produce a new heritage map and website for Taghmon village and its surrounding area.

The project is based around the recording and mapping of sites of local cultural, historic and folkloric importance from the area including holy wells, raheens, mass paths, old graveyards etc

Come along to Public Meeting in the centre, Joseph Street, on Thursday 2nd July at 7.30pm. This meeting is open to the public and would suit anyone with an interest in local community, folklore, history, traditional song, sport, build heritage and the natural environment.

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