Wednesday 23 October 2019

Around the Districts

Martina Keane, Anthony Nolan and Kirsty Moran at the the gala variety concert in in St Iberius Church in aid of the St Iberius church tower on Saturday night.
Martina Keane, Anthony Nolan and Kirsty Moran at the the gala variety concert in in St Iberius Church in aid of the St Iberius church tower on Saturday night.


Bridgetown Handball

Micheal and Ciaran Busher both won their matches in the small alley this week so have qualified for the knock out stages. Maire Busher lost her game so will need to win the next one to progress.

Brian Busher had a break from County action when he took part in the All Ireland Colleges competition. He reached the reached the Quarter Finals in the One Wall Singles (losing out to former colleague Jack Roche) and the semi-final in the small alley doubles.

1 and 2 cent coins

Do you have some 1 and 2 cent coins you need to get rid of? Why not add them to our Meals on Wheels Fundraising Pot in the Stella Maris Centre. Your support is appreciated for this great community service, many thanks!

Community Alert

The recent meeting in the community received a Garda presentation giving an overview of the operation of the community text alert across the district and dealing with queries from those present. Again great emphasis was made that all community members should report to the Garda station any activities of local concern to them.

The recently published Garda leaflet with tips for burglary prevention was circulated and tis is available in AOH Hall, Bridgetown, Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay and Garda station, 9165220. The next meeting is planned for January 2016.

40th Birthday

Congratulations to Leonora Roche, Neamstown, Kilmore Quay who celebrated her 49th birthday last week and on Saturday night last in Quigleys a party was held to celebrate this special birthday and all who attended had a great night.

Indoor Bowling

Their was two good wins for the Kilmore ARA bowling teams last week in the county league, our B team had a great match with Bree in the Stella Maris Centre on Tuesday last coming out 12-11 winners in a very tight match, team was Josephine O'Shea, Noel Howlin, Joe Bulmer and Agnes Behan.

Our A team had a similar tight match against Ferns in Ferns on Thursday, but came out 13-8 winners; team was Noel and Margaret Howlin, Toddy Moore and Joe Barry.

On Monday 23rd the A team are away to The Ballagh B while the B team are at home to Oulart on Wednesday 25th.

Information Office

Kilmore SCOPE's Information Office in the AOH hall in Bridgetown have adjusted their opening hours on Wednesdays for the foreseeable future, new hours opening at 11-00am and closing at 2-00pm. Monday's and Tuesday's opening hours remain the same 10-00am to 3-30pm.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore Active Retirement Association held their Christmas lunch and social in Danby Lodge on 18th November with a fine attendance present and all enjoyed a splendid meal and a social with Marty Kinsella and John Kenny contributing the music for dancing. Members who did a spot were, Des Behan, Kathleen Kelly, Noel Howlin and Seamus O'Keeffe. The star turn was by the Leisuremax trio of Noel Howlin, John Currie and Sean Reilly. Chairman Joe Bulmer thanked the hotel, the musicians and those that did a turn.

Members take note that all nomination forms must be returned by Friday 27th in preparation for our AGM on 3rd December, likewise raffle tickets outstanding should be returned immediately.



Children from 4th, 5th and 6th classes at Piercestown N.S. will be performing at the 'Sing Out Loud' concert in the National Opera House on Thursday 26th November at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Opera House.

Quiz for senior citizens

A fundraising quiz in aid of the Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held in Jordans, Murrintown on Friday 27th November at 8.30pm. Please come along and support this worthy cause.

Scouts news

Our Annual Christmas Draw tickets are out now and your support in selling and buying tickets (book of 3 for €2.00) will be very much appreciated - 7 good prizes, funds raised will be used to subsidize Annual Camp for all Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Our Thrift Fund (Savings club) will be paid out first week in December.

Scout Thrift Fund Savings Fund: All boys and parents family members or friends maybe would consider saving in our Thrift fund as this is our second Annual Fundraising activity during the year.

All monies raised here goes towards the running of the troop, paying for leaders training, weekly equipment needs for all sections, and all other needs of the group throughout the year. It is also a great way for boys to save for Camp and for adults to save for Christmas. Your support is very much appreciated.

Flower Arranging

Lily Bloom Florist will host a Flower Arranging Display Presentation on Wednesday 2nd December in aid of Wexford Swimming Club at 7.30pm in Piercestown Scout & Guide Hall. Tickets €10 each, there will be a door prize, raggle on the night and light refreshments served. Please come along and support this worthy event.

murrintown craft Fair

The annual craft Fair is on Sunday 6th December in Murrintown Community Centre from 10am to 5pm

Come along to browse through a Wonderful array of handmade local crafts and pick up some unique Christmas gifts, enjoy a cuppa with a bite of something nice and maybe win one of our fabulous door prizes.

One of Wexford's best known craft fairs now in our 10th year running. Crafts this year include photography, wood turning, jewellery, home baking, and Christmas crafts, to name but a few and there's even an opportunity to relax with a head and shoulder massage.

All proceeds go to South Wexford MS Branch. Enquiries phone Maria 086 384864 or Aine on 087 6752546.

clothing/phone collection

Chris Culleton will hold a Clothes (including Shoes,Belts,Bed Linen,Towels & Curtins) and Laptop & Mobile Phone collection in St. Martins GAA Club on Saturday 12th December. If you need further information or want items collected contact Chris on 086 8476116.

Taghmon/ Camross

Dancing at Camross

The December dance will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday 4th with music by Glen Flynn. A Jiving competition will be held and a number of couples will be selected to compete in the National finals in Claremorris during February 2016. Adm. €8 inc The Tea and dancing from 10pm to 12mn approx.

Camross ICA

Ladies. remember ICA Cookery Demo, 'Winter Warmers' by Wm. Kinsella of 'Wild Flower Cafe', Beechdale Garden Centre, will be held in Clonroche Hall, on Thursday 26th at 7.30pm. Adm €5 including refreshments. Come along and bring a friend.

Revival of Macra

Macra is returning to Camross and we are currently looking for members. Interested?, the first get together is planned for Thursday 26th at 8.30pm in Camross hall. If you would to know more give Jacqueline Walsh a call at 087 7735659 or email We hope to see a huge number of interested young people on the 26th.

Taghmon ICA

The November meeting took place on Wednesday 18th. The meeting started with the demonstration which was a talk given by Sgt. Paddy Carley, Crime Prevention Officer. He gave us a lot of tips to keep ourselves, our homes and our cars safe. The competition for the best crime prevention tip was won by Carol Gray. After a cup of tea provided by Mary Monaghan,the meeting took place. A vote of sympathy was passed with the Murray, Codd, Murphy and Southgate families.

Dates to remember are: A cookery demonstration by William Kinsella in Clonroche on Thursday 26th of November Our December meeting takes place on Wednesday 9th. this is an open meeting with a Christmas Flower Demonstration by Bernie Delaney from Wallace's of Welington Bridge. All are welcome. Bernie will be raffling all the arrangements on the night so come along and join us at 7.30 sharp. The guild Christmas dinner will be on Friday 11th of December in The Farmers Kitchen at 6.30.

Camross Drama Group

The group have been busy with local performances and festivals-full report next week. Last chance to see 2 One-act plays is on Sunday 29th November in St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea, 8pm.

We are celebrating our 60th anniversary this year on Tuesday 8th December at 8.30pm in Camross Hall. We warmly invite former and current members and supporters who have been involved over the 60 years-please RSVP to 086 6038989 or If you have any photos or memorabilia please bring them or copies along for display.


Taghmon had several very young players representing their County on the U15 County Team last weekend in Dublin. Well done to Mickey O'Reagan, Paddy Nolan, Evan O'Hanlon, Lara Murphy, Chloe Carroll, Annie Nolan. All these young players representing their Club with pride. Paddy Nolan was in excellent form winning all his singles matches on the day.

Mixed League results: 4th Division Taghmon 5, Shelbourne 5 Captain Clodagh Dempsey. 2nd Division Taghmon 3, Shelbourne 6. Division 6B Taghmon 3, Shelbourne 6.

Players, keep an eye on the club's facebook page for details of the Charity Fixtures.

gaa club news

Our U21 footballers had a great victory over the weekend beating St James 2-06 to 0-10 in the District final, they now qualify for the Co semi final where we will meet the winners of Gorey district on 5th or 12th December.

There was a packed house at the Taghmons Got Talent show last Saturday night in the Centre. Our group put on a great night's entertainment and well done to all involved, and good luck to those who got through to the final this Friday night in the Horse & Hound at 8pm.

The Club Lotto wasn't won last week and there was only one match three winner, Jim Boyce, Ambrostown. The numbers were 5, 10, 30, and 31. The Jackpot in next week's draw will be €10,400.

Our adult club AGM will be on Friday 4th December at 7.30pm when we will review a great year and discuss tactics for 2016. All players, members and intending members are very welcome.

Coiste Na nOg

All our young players had a great night on Friday getting their medal presentations. Medals & certificates were presented by Jason Ryan, who spoke very encouragingly to all our future players. The team coaches spoke and thanked all the kids for their commitment throughout the year. They also spoke of the need for help from parents at sessions, and how much it's appreciated by them.

The Coiste Na nOg A.G.M. Will be held on Monday 30th November at 8pm. This is an important meeting for parents to attend to make sure our future players are taken care of. We have currently approx. 153 young players between the ages of 6-18 so a big turnout should be expected, as it can't always be expected for a few to give the commitment to all our children. Jobs will not be pushed on people, but constructive opinions are very important to the future of our club. Everyone has something to give to enhance the enjoyment that young players get from being involved in their team. Please attend.

Congratulations from all in Coiste Na nOg to our U21 Football team & management who won the District Final on Saturday against St. James.

Caroreigh NS

Many thanks to all who supported our recent clothes collection. Well done to the pupils of 4th, 5th & 6th classes who took part in Sing Out Loud in the National Opera House last Thursday. It was a great night and a great experience for the pupils to perform in the National Opera House again this year. Many thanks to their teacher, Miss Egan.

Our table quiz is taking place next Thursday, 26th November at 8pm in Rochfords Lounge, Camross. We would greatly appreciate your support and with Pat OCallaghan as MC, a great night is guaranteed.

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