Around the Districts
Ballymore/ Mayglass, Bannon/Ballymitty, Tagoat
The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €11,400 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 Michael White shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn last week 3,4,8,25. Many thanks for your continued support.
The Ballycogley Players will hold a fundraising table quiz in the Hideout Tomhaggard on Wednesday December 9th at 8.30pm. A table of four will cost E20 and the proceeds will go to the local community centre in Tomhaggard.
The Wexford senior and U21 footballers are organising a fundraising event for coaching and development of both panels for the coming season. The event 'THE KUBE' will be on Saturday 19th December in St Joseph's Community Hall in Wexford Town, this should be a very enjoyable event for all with current players, local celebrities and past players for Wexford in both hurling and football taking part. Tickets are €20 for an adult and €10 for a child.
The Ballycogley Players drama group sends its congratulations to the Camross drama group on celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The group will celebrate this milestone with a function in Camross hall on this Tuesday night December 8th.
Men from the parish were very much to the fore on the point to point circuit during the recent past. Jamie Codd made the long journey from Kildare to Watergrass Hill Co. Cork worth while were he rode two winners while his brother William made the trip to Carrig on Suir a successful one.
Having secured a forth place finish with Too Many Chiefs earlier in the afternoon he was to have his first winner of the season as owner and trainer when Motion To Strike was first past the post and Ballycogley man Jimmy O Rourke rode the third place horse in this race.
Ladies Club AGM
The Ladies Club had their AGM on Monday evening November 23rd in the Scout Hall. Annamarie Redmond welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming out on such a wet and cold evening. She acknowledged the success of our underage girls in the club, thanked all mentors, coaches adn anyone who helped with our teams.
She congratulated Emily Coakley on her great achievement, winning young Leinster player of the year, and to our former player Mary Rose Kelly on her success with Wexford Youths Ladies Soccer team. Congratulations were also made to Antionette Cullen, Lisa Barry and Mairead Jones on the birth of their babies during the year.
The summer of Feile 2015 will never be forgotten in Ballymore Annamarie thanked everyone who helped this Magical weekend happen. She acknowledged our gratitude to Sharon Pettit who's work is very much apprecitated by the women's committee.
Lisa Barry read minutes of last years AGM along with a letter from the Men's GAA Club. Liz Crowley read Treasurer's Report, Sharon gave a development report.
We moved on to election of officers for this year: Honorary President: Peter Rice, Chairperson: Annamarie Redmond, Assistant Chairperson: Orla Boggan, Secretary: Niamh Devereux, Assistant Secretary: Lisa Barry, Treasurer: Liz Crowley, Assistant Treasurer: Aoife Crowley, Club Registrar: Mairead Jones, Child Protection Officer: Annamarie Redmond, Underage PRO: Pat Rossitter, Women's PRO: Mary T Ryan. ....Looking forward to a thrilling 2016
Three young girls from the locality did exceptionally well at the Acro Team Trophy competition in gymnastics held in the University Of Limerick during the recent past. Zara McGuire, her cousin Caoimhe and their partner Aoife Power won a Regional gold medal in the 11-16 age group. In the grade 3 competition Saoirse Crosbie together with her partners Abbie and Claire won a Regional silver medal and a bronze in the National finals. Well done girls.
The Ballymore/Mayglass choir is holding a carol service at St Marys church Ballymore on Monday December 14th at 7.30pm. Mayglass schoolchildren are also participating. Admission is free but donations towards the upkeep of both Churches would be appreciated.
At a recent meeting held in Ballycogley Hall to discuss the development of the hall, the following committee was put in place to look into all options regarding the provision of community facilities in the parish. Chairman: Frank Staples, Vice Chair: Peter Lyons, Sec: Brenda Day, Shane Sinnott, Robert Rowe, B.J. Whitelaw and David Day.
The Ballymore-Mayglass Parish Council Christmas Draw will be held in the Scout Hall, Ballymore on Sunday, December 13th after 10.30 mass. Plenty of prizes to be won. Your support will be appreciated. Wishing everyone a happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
Carrig Church Choir
Do you enjoy singing? Then we would love to have you sing with us. We are currently recruiting new choir members, all ages and abilities welcome. Text or call Robert on 087 2269984.
A dance will be help in Tir nOg in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare on Thursday 10th December music by Pat Daly door prizes and raffle. Adm 8 euro all welcome.
The historical talk which was to take place in Tir na Nog Wellingtonbridge last week had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances but it will be re scheduled for early in 2016.
This year's Christmas dinner will take place in Tir na Nog Wellingtonbridge on Friday December 18th at 8pm.The meal will cost €25 and will it will be a delicious four course meal with entertainment afterwards. Historical journals and historical CDs can currently be purchased at Carrig post office.
This week's winner for "Split the Winner is Mary Stafford, Rochestown, Clongeen taking home a massive €1013 Ticket was pulled by John Murphy. Well done Mary!
U11 Player Alex Power represented Wexford today with the Wexford School Boys County Team in Arklow winning his match and scoring. Congratulations to Alex. Well done!
It is that time of the year again where you ask to please support us in our Christmas Raffle. Each player will receive 6 books of tickets. Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5. Anyone who sells their 6 books will be entered into a draw to win free membership for the 2016/2017 season.
Prizes: 1st Prize-100 Voucher for Mick's Car Wash and Valet; 2nd Prize-Hamper; 3rd Prize-10 Bales of Briquettes; 4th Prize -Bottle of Whiskey; 5th Prize-Bottle of Wine; 6th Prize-Box of Chocolates. Draw will take place in Colfers Pub, Carrig on Bannow during Christmas Week.
Our A team went down 2.1 today at home to Gorey Rangers after a tough battle in tough conditions. The first half was a close affair with very little chances at either end.
The second half was more open and Corach took the lead with 14 mins left a goal by Jon Reville. Gorey upped the pressure after that and scored 2 late goals.
B-team were at home to Ferns today after a 3 week break and had a good 5-1 win. Despite the terrible weather conditions and heavy pitch we played some good soccer, we took the lead early in first half through Philly Murphy and doubled our lead about after a half hour when Kevin Sinnott was brought down in the box and Philly converted the penalty, we went 3 up just before halftime when Murt Sullivan scored, we got our fourth early in second half when Philly completed his hat-trick, ferns pulled one back shortly after and we got our fifth with about 15 minutes to go with a great strike from Ryan Stafford.
Women travelled to Moyne and played in miserable baltic conditions. The match was abandoned after 60 minutes due to horrendous weather conditions. The match will be refixed in the complex not weeks. It was 0-0 as it finished! The women remain undefeated.
U11 lost today away in Curracloe in awful windy conditions, Luke waters with goal but lost out on 2:1 score line, boys getting no luck at all despite working tremendously hard, will learn from it and move on to training Wed in Grantstown at 6pm.
U13's went down to their 1st loss of the season today, at home v Rosslare Strand. A slow start and a couple of mistakes gave Rosslare an early 2-0 lead. The Corach boys worked hard to get back into the game and despite missing a penalty went in at half time 2-1 behind after a goal from Cathal Cummins. A much improved 2nd half saw the boys dominate and pull back level after a goal from Philip Roche. Several missed chances later and with the clock running out Rosslare struck a cruel blow to run out 3-2 winners. Better luck next time boys.
U15 boys lost 5-0 away to Enniscorthy today.
GAA club news
No winner in the Lotto which took place on Tuesday last. We had one winner of match three numbers well done Brain Wallace. Numbers were 11, 17, 18 and 28. Next jackpot is 10,700 and will take place in Grantstown on Tues 15th December. Tickets are two euro each or a book for ten euro and can be purchased in the Post Office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tir Na Nog Wellington Bridge or any club Officer.
The Ladies football AGM will take place this Tuesday 8th December at 8.30 in the Complex. All members, Parents, Trainers and Managers welcome.
The Clubs Agm is down for Sunday 13th at a 2 o clock start. Please attend these very important meetings
Upcoming children's Christmas movie event in Ballymitty hall on Saturday December 12 from 5 to 7 pm. The film is a surprise. All welcome. And bring a blanket to snuggle if you wish.
Scenes from the Nativity will be included in a Christmas Carol Service: Presented by the Carrigbyrne Pike Choir in Grantstown Church on the 11th December at 8p.m. A meaningful preparation for Christmas. All Welcome
Grantstown Day Care
Dates for the Diary: Tuesday 8th December Grantstown Day Care Party - 2 Clients, ICA, Board, Guest welcome. Please ring Grantstown Office if you wish to attend. Tuesday 15th December Christmas Party in Ferrycarrig Hotel Clients, Residents, Volunteers, Staff. Taghmon Day Care Centre.
Break up for Christmas: Wednesday 23rd December. Re - open: Monday 4th January. A big thank you for all your support during the year from the board at Grantstown
Ballymitty handball club held their AGM last week and officers elected were President Paddy Moran, Chairman Seamus O Neill, Vice chairman Myles Byrne, secretary Allan O Neill, assistant Secretary Paul Cleary, Treasurer and PRO Timmy Barnwell, Children's Officer John Roche, development officer Marty Kinsella. Delegates to county board Allen O Neill, Seamus O Neill and Timmy Barnwell.
During their speeches the chairman and secretary told the large attendance the big task ahead is the building of our new 40x20 court and the treasurer informed the meeting that fundraising was going very well but need to be stepped up in 2016. The meeting ended with a vote of sympathy to all members who were touched by bereavements during the year.
Christmas party social dancing in Tir na nOg on Thursday 17th December music by Bandit adm 7 euro. Door prizes lots of spots and refreshments served. Happy Christmas and New Year from Ballymitty Handball Club.
St Mary's Day Centre
CHRISTMAS BAZZAAR: Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the day! It's our annual Christmas sale and open day at St Mary's Day Centre, lots of goodies, presents, and much, much more. From 1:00 pm to 3:00pm you can get all your Christmas essentials and pick up a bargain to brighten your own or someone else's Christmas! This is an event not to be missed, so make sure to visit us in Tagoat Community Centre for all the fun and festivities!
CHRISTMAS SWIM: Any volunteers to dip their toes? or maybe more? for a very good cause. If so please phone Siobhán on 053-9132624 for further information.
GET WELL: St Mary's Day Centre would like to wish all our absent patrons a speedy recovery and we hope to see you back with us soon.
COFFEE MORNING: There will be a Coffee Morning held in Cushens today, Tuesday 8th December in aid of Kilscoran Church of Ireland Union. We hope to see you there!