Monday 18 December 2017

Around the Districts

Ballymore/ Mayglass

GAA Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €8,100 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the 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 Richard Duggan and Sinead Parrock shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 2,11,19,21.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of William Whitemore Bernadette Place Wexford who sadly died during the recent past. May he rest in peace. The St Fintans GAA club sends its deepest sympathy to his son Ger and family on his sad loss.


The Scouting year has resumed in Tomhaggard social centre as follows: Cubs on Wednesdays from 7-8.30pm, Beavers on Saturday from 10-11.30am, Scouts and Ventures on Wednesdays from 7-8.30pm.

Women's Shed

The Shed has resumed in Tomhaggard social centre on Monday mornings from 10am to 1pm. New members welcome, cost €5 towards running costs.

Ballycogley Players

Rehearsals have commenced for One Act Comedies and Full Length play which will be performed over the coming months. Anyone interested in working backstage or on set building welcome to join.

The Group celebrate 40 years of drama this year and are planning a suitable celebration which will be held in the Danby Lodge Hotel Rosslare Road on November 6th. All former and current members intending to join the celebration are requested to contact Nick Hayes 087 2605506,Rachael Murphy 087 6408579 or Trish Boyce 087 6733575.

Road Run

Bargy Vintage Club annual road run takes place on Sunday the 27th of Sept from Ballycogley. Registration from 12 noon and leaving at 1pm. All vehicles welcome, all moneies raised will go to local charieties .Your support is really appreciated.

Underage Ladies gaa

Our U14 girls became the second team from St Fintans Ladies to contest a County final when they travelled to Adamstown recently and played against Davidstown.The girls were six points in arrears at half time.The girls fought back well in the second half.Goals from Leah and Emma and a late levelling point ensured another day out for this fine group of players.Final score 3-5 each.

Forever Fit

Dancefit/Bodytone Classes are coming to Ballycogley on Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. Forever Active for over 55's' ~ Mondays at 11.30 a.m. a more gentle exercise class to music.

Kilmore Hall Classes: Tuesdays at 10.00 a.m. Dancefit/Bodytone Forever Active Tuesday at 2.00 p.m. All 'pay as you go' Join in any time. All Welcome. Call Amanda Burke 0879713339 for info.

Coffee/Cake Sale

This coming Saturday September 26th, as part of the St.Fintans Rose fundraising campaign, 3 of the hot favourites for the crown, the striking Miss Cregg Rose, Conchita Hacker Staples (Jimmy Staples), our captivating Miss Ballycogley Rose Francesca Red Staples (Frank Staples Jnr) and the enchanting Miss Fuddletown Rose, Josie Cullen (Joe Cullen) will unite in their culinary skills to present a Coffee morning/Bake Sale in Jimmy and Cristina Staples house from 11am-3pm. (second house on the left after Mayglass Graveyard coming from the church, watch for the balloons).

Of course as the 3 Roses are still perfecting their baking skills and are only familiar with a few recipes any donations of home baking would be much appreciated. Be sure to pop along on Saturday for a cuppa and chat and maybe a glimpse of some of the glamour which will be on show for the Rose Grand Finale Night.

Note for the diaries: the Grand Finale night for the St.Fintans Rose will take place in Danby Lodge Hotel on Saturday November 14th. Ticket details will be available soon.

Club Text Service

All information regarding upcoming St.Fintans Rose fundraising events will be communicated here aswell as club social media and club text. If you wish to add your name to the club text service simply text 086 1787498. Keep up to date on facebook at "Official St.Fintans GAA" and follow us on twitter @OfficialFintans.

UnderAge gaa

St.Fintans/Our Ladys Island U14 hurlers will contest their County Final this coming Saturday 26th in Blackwater at 11am. The boys take on Buffers Alley in their quest for the silverware. These boys had had a great season to date winning out their Feile Football division and now hoping to add a hurling title to finish off the year. Best of luck to panel and management.

The u-16 hurlers took on Ballygarret in the Div 2 Shield quarter final on Saturday last. The game was played in ideal conditions and both teams showed great skill and determination. The men from the Southeast were first to strike but Ballygarret soon restored parity and when the half time whistle sounded the sides were level at 4points each.

On the resumption Eoghan Moore pounced on a loose ball and struck it to the net,David Pttit was to add a further four points to leave the scoreline reading 1-08 to 0-04 but Ballygarret fought determindly to leave the final score OLI/St Fintans 1-09 to Ballygarret 0-08. Well done all.

Junior A Hurling

The postponed St.Fintans V St.Martins Junior A Hurling quarter final will take place this coming Sunday 27th at 12.30pm in Kilmore. A local derby not to be missed.

St Fintans Rose

Due to the Junior A quarter final fixture the planned "Wax on wax off" night in Coopers Inn on Saturday 26th has been postponed. A new date will be communicated as soon as possible.

Also as part of the St.Fintans Rose event Miss Tenacre Rose (Darragh Wright) is currently looking for any household items you no longer have use for which can be sold at Car Boot Sale. Old pictures, mirrors, kitchenware, crockery, delph, old jugs , lamps etc etc can be donated by contacting Shane on 086 8139925 or Darragh on 085 1072449.

Clothes And Textiles

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported our collections over the past two weeks. We will have our final collection day this coming Saturday 26th September in St.Fintans Clubhouse Ballymore at 11am. All clothes, towels, curtains, bedclothes(no duvets), paired shoes and belts are all acceptable. Also remember we are collecting old phones/laptops so be sure to check the drawers and offices for old phones.

All clothes are recycled so nothing goes to landfill.. Clear out those presses and help raise funds for your local club. Collections can be arranged by simply contacting Shane on 086 8139925 or Darragh on 085 1072449.

Bannow/ Ballymitty


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir nOg music for September; Thursday 24th Pat Hogan, Saturday 26th Theresa and the Stars. Please support the building of our new ball alley.

Community Alert

The AGM of the Bannow / Ballymitty community alert will take place in Carrig community centre this Wednesday 23rd September. Please bring your text alert membership on the night.

GAA club notes

This week's lotto jackpot is €8,900 and the draw will take place this Tuesday night in the Complex. All monies and tickets to be down in the Complex at 7.30pm.

Unfortunately the Family Fun day and Obstacle course has been cancelled. Thanks to all that were interested in taking part and the committee members.

On this Sunday the Junior Hurling team take on Shelmaliers in their quarter final match in Taghmon at 1.30. The very best of luck to the squad and their mentor's Pat Fitzharris, Bertie Doyle, Larry Coleman and David Currid.

The intermediate football team are in a County Semi-Final and should be playing in the next couple of weeks.

The Junior ladies Camogie team are in a County Final and are due to play on weekend of 4th and 5th October.

All details of upcoming matches are on the Facebook page and Twitter account.

Corach Ramblers FC News

Corach Ramblers "Split the Pot" draw took place on Sunday 12th September in Colfers Pub, Carrig on Bannow.

Our winner was Alan Stamp who scooped up an enormous €422.

Results of this week's draw that took place in The Homeplace, Wellington Bridge on Sunday last will be published next week. Next draw will take place in Stafford's Pub, Tullycanna on Sunday 27th.

Corach Ramblers FC have a clothes collection bin located in Wellington Bridge near the playground. Every full bin contributes funds to the running of the club.

The Ambassadors play Tir na nÓg on Saturday 10th October at 10pm. Entry is 5 euro, all proceeds going to Corach Ramblers. We will also have a raffle on the night.

Corach Ramblers FC are hosting a table quiz in Stafford's Pub, Tullycanna on the 20th of October. A team of four costs €20 and there will also be a raffle on the night. It promises to be a fun filled and of course educational night.

The A team made it three wins from three after a tough game in some tough weather at home this morning against St Josephs. Corach scored first with an excellent goal from Adam Diskin but St Josephs came back and equalised from a corner. Niall Harney made it 2-1 just before the break.

Corach took control in the 2nd half with goals from Niall Harney and John Staples. Harney completed his hat trick before the end. A good win. The match ball is in Sheastown tonight.

The pitch was in excellent condition this morning.

B-team kept up their good start to the season today with a good 3-2 win at home to St Joseph's B, Richie Walsh 2 and Murt O' Sullivan with the goals. The team didn't play as well as they can today but got the 3 points that they probably deserved

Our U14 team had a tough start to the season as they went down 4-1 to a very good Wexford Albion team at home this morning. Corach were out played and out muscled for most of the game.Albion went 2 nil up, before Corach had their best period of the game just before half time and pulled one back through Eoin O'Connor . Corach fought hard for the 2nd half but Albion were too dominate in most areas of the field.

U10s started off against new Ross Celtic with a good game. They played some nice football through out. Well done lads on a good team effort

Grantstown Day Care

On Thursday 8th October we will have the official opening of our peace garden by Very Rev Fr. John Hennebry OSA, assisted by our very own Fr. Aidan O'Leary OSA, with Celebration Mass starting at 1.30pm and official ribbon cutting around 2.15pm and refreshments being served in Day-Care Centre afterwards. All welcome.

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Tuesday 22nd September. Games outside in the morning and Pongo/Cards in the afternoon. Wednesday 23rd September. Pongo in the morning and music by the 2 Paddy's in the afternoon. Thursday 24th September. Pongo /Games in the morning and Quiz in the afternoon

Barts shop lotto

Barts cancer charity shops are running a free weekly lotto until Saturday 28th November. This weeks jackpot of €700 was not won, the numbers were 14, 27, 38 and 39. The jackpot next week will be €800. Congratulations to Vera Murphy and Mary Waters who won the €20 vouchers in Carrig and Ballymitty shops.

Call into the shop in Carrig or Ballymitty and try your luck in our lotto. Both charity shops gratefully accept any donations, Carrig Shop is open from tuesday to saturday from 10am to 4pm. Ballymitty shop is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and is open on Sundays from 10am to 4pm. A huge thank you to everyone for their continued support, for this we are truly grateful.


Kilmore Quay in Stitches

The wall hanging 'Kilmore Quay in Stitches' has returned home to the Stella Maris Centre. It has been professionally framed, and looks amazing in the Coffee Shop. Drop in and have a look, and while you are there, enjoy a lovely cuppa and home made scones.Well done to all involved.


Bingo is on next Sunday 27th September. First number out is at 8pm with plenty of prizes and a chance to catch up with friends and family. Don't forget Bingo is now held in the downstairs Sports Hall in the Stella Maris Centre, so there are no stairs to tackle. looking forward to seeing you all.

Forever Fit

Two new Fitness Classes with Amanda Burke are now held in Kilmore Hall every Tuesday at 9.30am. Hi Energy Dancefit/Bodytone Fun dance moves and Body Toning. Plus 'Forever Active over 55's, a more gentle class set to music on Tuesday at 2pm. Both are suitable for all levels of Fitness. Classes are 'pay as you go' €8 Join in any time. All welcome. Please Call Amanda 0879713339 for all info.


Belated sympathy to Nessa Cousins and Patrick Devereux on the recent death of their father Paddy. Sympathy also to Brendan Hamiliton Cousinstown on the sudden death of his wife Mai. Sincere sympathy also to the family of Betty Owens Rackardstown who died last week; sympathy to Trina, Margaret, Declan, Stephen and Ciaron relatives family and friends.

Art Course

Bridgetown College Parents Art Course has a limited number of places available. The course is on Wednesday22nd September from 10am-12am in the Stella Maris Centre. No previous skill in Art required. New parents are welcome. Cost 3 euro per class. The course is funded by WWETB-County Wexford Community Education Programme. If interested please contact Ms. Sinead Browne HSCL Bridgetown College on 087-2943530/053-9135257 ext 1

Book Club

Bridgetown Parents Book Club began last year in the school. Informal meetings are held twice a month to discuss the novel chosen by the group. New members are welcome this year. Loan copies of the books are available. If anyone would like join us or to donate some books for our book club we would be delighted. Please contact Ms. Sinead Browne HSCL Bridgetown College on 087-2943530/053-91356257 ext1

PLC Course

We still have places available on our Business Studies/IT course. If you have some time on your hands why not get in touch, we offer flexible hours for mature candidates, no experience necessary. Possibility of completing the course over two years to suit individual needs etc. Phone Mairéad on 053-9135257 for further information. Immediate start.

SCOPE annual meeting

All outgoing officers were returned un-opposed at the annual general meeting of Kilmore SCOPE in the AOH hall on Wednesday 16th October. The officers reports were all adopted and these showed another very active year at our Information Centre in Bridgetown.

The co-ordinator for the Local Jobs Initiative, Maria Barry gave a comprehensive report which showed a huge increase in activity in the jobs field. Jim O'Sullivan the co-ordinator for the pendant alarm also gave a comprehensive report, but he urged people to promote the alarms now that we are getting into the winter season.

Officers for the year ahead elected at the meeting were: chairperson- Seamus O'Keeffe; vice chairperson-Anne McMorris; Hon Secretary-Anne Shannon; Hon Treasurer-Eamonn Cullen.

The next meeting was fixed for Wednesday 28th October at 7-30pm.

Active Retirement

It was with deep regret that Kilmore Active Retirement Association learned of the death of one of its members last week, Mai Hamilton had been ill for a short time but her death came as a great shock to the members. We all extend sympathy to Brendan on his sad loss.

Activity in the near future: Indoor bowls on Wednesday 23rd and Wednesday 30th September in the Stella Maris Centre at 2-00pm; Carlow Dinner dance on Sunday 27th at 1pm to which we have a good number of members travelling; Tenpin bowling every Monday at Leisuremax at 11am;

Our October meeting will be on 1st at 7-30pm. in the Kilmore GAA clubrooms; the second day of our mobile phone tuition will be on 5th October at Bridgetown Vocational college at 11am.



13th Annual Art Exhibition will be held in the Murrintown Community Centre during the Opera Festival. As in previous years we look forward to displaying the talent of our local residents.

Dates: Friday 23rd October-Official Opening at 7:30pm all welcome; Saturday 24th October-Exhibition open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday 25th October-Exhibition open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

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