Sunday 17 December 2017

Around the Districts

Caroline Ross with Rebecca Eydt and Jackie Eydt at the semi final of 'Wexford Has Talent' in Whites Hotel on Saturday night.
Caroline Ross with Rebecca Eydt and Jackie Eydt at the semi final of 'Wexford Has Talent' in Whites Hotel on Saturday night.

Ballymore/ Mayglass, Kilmore, Our Lady's Island, Piercestown


GAA Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €13,000 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 the following shared in this prize last week: Peggy Godkin, Brian Kielthy , Lorraine and Aoibheann Rankin, N Kavanagh and Martin Scallan with the following numbers drawn 2,6,9,23. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit

Dancefit Classes in Ballycogley continue on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m and Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. Forever Active 55's +continues on Mondays at 11.30 a.m. a more gentle exercise class to music. Kilmore Forever Active 55+ is on Tuesdays at 2.00 p.m. All 'pay as you go' All Welcome! Call Amanda Burke 0879713339 for info.

National Club Draw

The G.A.A. National Club Draw is an annual event with tickets now available. Prizes include a new Opel Corsa car, a trip with the 2015 All Stars, Travel voucher, corporate football and hurling packages, All Ireland Final tickets, €1,000 shopping vouchers etc etc. Tickets are €10 each (all monies retained by the club) and are available from all club players. Tickets must be returned to Croke Park by Friday 13th February so be sure to get yours as soon as possible.

Fight Night

The local derby not to be missed.!!! St.Fintans V Kilmore big "Fight Night" fundraiser will take place this coming March. Keep an eye out here for ticket details and other information as it becomes available.

gaa Club Membership

Club membership for 2016 is now open. Non player membership is €30 and is payable to Club Secretary Sharon Pettit or Club Treasurer Nicky Newport. Membership is registered directly with Croke Park with all paid members being allocated a personal membership number and card. Membership registration deadine is March 31st. Only members registered by this date are entitled to vote at A.G.M or any other significant club meeting.

Community Survey

Following a public meeting in November 2015 to discuss the future of Ballycogley Community Hall, a committee was elected to establish the needs and the wants of the parish. The committee is now undertaking a survey of families in the parish to gather information. This will be available shortly online and in all good retail outlets around the parish.

Action Group

A meeting will be held in Ballycogley hall on Thursday January 28th at 8pm to elect an action group for the village of Ballycogley. The purpose of this Group will be to come up with a plan to improve the village and make it safer, to apply for funding, and take action to implement these plans. All are welcome to attend. Please note that this is not linked to the recent meeting that was held about the future of Ballycogly Hall.

Night Run

A 5k night run will be held in aid of the Irish Kidney Association Wexford branch on Thursday January 28th commencing at 7;30pm from the Wexford quay with an entry fee of €15. Runners and walkers are welcome and you may register online at the run Ireland website, true facebook or on the night and your number may be collected on the night from where the event starts.

Sponsorship cards are also available by contacting Nicola on 087 4150292 or email If you should wish to be steward on the night please contact Nicola. Runners will be provided with " high-vis" jackets before the start. Why not come along with your friends for a friendly walk/run and support a worthy cause.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Patrick Corish, London and late of Ballysamson, Killinick who sadly died and whos remains were laid to rest in Our Ladys Island cemetery and the family and friends of the late Esther Rowe Killinick who sadly died and whos remains were laid to rest in Ballymore cemetery May they rest in peace.

Wedding bells

Congratulations to Carita Crean, Killurin and Richard Rowe, Killinick who were married during the recent past in Glynn church followed by a reception in Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. We wish them many years of good health and happiness together.

St Fintans N.S

Mayglass N.S. are now taking enrolments for 2016. If you are considering sending your child to Mayglass School there will be an information and enrolment evening in the school on Tuesday February 23rd at 7pm, all are welcome to attend.

All Blacks

An open meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday 27th Jan @9:30pm to look at setting up a Fit4Life group, everyone welcome. For information e-mail or phone David on 0851724256. If anyone has any ideas please come along.

There was a number of match cancellations last week-end due to pitch conditions,but some matches did go ahead. Our u10 girls lost out to Seaview in a tough cup game in the last five minutes, the final score was 4:3 with goals from Aoibheann Rankin, Ciara Murphy and Jolie Rankin. Our u11 boys lost their cup game against Gorey Celtic.

Our 'Split the Pot' fundraiser entered it's 2nd week with €425 going to Thomas Corish. A few new outlets have now been added,Ye Olde Coopers Inn,The Merry Elf in Killinick and McDonalds in Bridgetown. It is proving a great success and a big thanks to all involved.

Women's Shed

On Monday Feburary 1st there will be a half day course on Positive Thinking and Healthy Mental Awareness with Martha Thorpe in the Shed from 10am-1pm. This course is open to anyone in the Community and is free.

So why not come along to Tomhaggard social centre on the Feburary 1st at 10am. Everyone welcome


Bridgetown Handball

Bridgetown made a good start to the County team of 4 competition last Saturday with a comfortable victory over Castlebridge B in Piercestown.

It is an interesting four man team format with two players playing two singles games up to 21 and the doubles pair also playing 2 games up to 21. It is run on a handicap basis depending on the grades of the players involved.

First up was Micheal Busher who got the team off to a great start beating Bryan Kehoe 21-3, 21-2. This was followed by Brian and Ciaran Busher in the doubles who put in a similarly dominant display beating Brendan Murphy and Adam Hanrahan 21-6, 21-1. This left our final man, Willie Murray-Byrne, with very little to do against David Rossiter and he did more than enough, winning 21-8, 12-21. It is a good start for the team but tougher challenges lie ahead in the coming weeks.

Women's Shed

On Monday 1st February there is a half day course on Positive Thinking and Healthy Mental Awareness with Martha Thorpe in the Shed from 10am-1pm. This course is open to anyone in the Community and is free. So why not come along to Tomhaggard social centre on 1st February. Everyone welcome


The camogie registration evening takes place on Friday 29th January from 3pm to 3.20 and from 7-8pm.

Membership fees as follows: underage €30, 2 family members €50, 3 family members €75, adult €50 and social/mentors €20. Membership must be paid in full. Any player who does not pay membership in full cannot train or play due to insurance regulations after the 29th.

Fight Night

Kilmore GAA club's major fundraiser for 2016 is a Fight Night against boxers from St Fintans on 12 March, in Bridgetown College Gym. Dubbed 'Da Brawl in Da Hall' this promises to be a great nights entertainment. We Currently have 12 boxers in training-Andrew Boyd, William Carley, Noel Casey, Kevin 'Nasher' Casey, Stevie Cousins, Darren Cousins, Martin Freyne,Kevin Keating. Denis Kenny, Jay Kehoe, Kelsea Morris and Liam Shannon.

This fundraiser is being run in conjunction with Kilmore Camogie Club and Kilmore Ladies football club. The participants will be running some fundraising events over the coming weeks to cover the costs of training etc and will also be looking for sponsorship so please support in whatever way you can.Keep an eye on facebook and twitter for updates.


Sympathy to the familys of the late Pat Corish who died in England. Pat was formerely from Ballask, Kilmore.

Sympathy to Mary Bates, Ballyseskin on the death of her sister recently.

Our Lady's Island

Coffee Morning

The first monthly Coffee Morning for 2016 is this Thursday, 28th January in the Community Hall from 10.30a.m. to 12 noon. ome along to meet neighbours and friends for cuppa & chat-all free!

Tacumshane Coffee

Tacumshane Old School Development will be hosting their first coffee morning of the new year on Sunday next, 31st January at 10.30am, come to the hall and enjoy a tea or a coffee and most of all enjoy the great talent of local woman Rose Morris.

Rose a very talented painter will have works on display for all to enjoy and appreciate. She currently has a piece 'Nativity' on display in Tacumshane Church and its well worth a look or alternatively check out our Facebook page for a sneak preview.

Old School Cards

On 19th January, twenty three people turned up to the Tacumsahne Old School cards, Jimmy Devereux won with 3 games, and we had 4 runners up with Dick Kelly, Max Sinnott, Denny Kehoe, and Matt Grogan all sharing second place. Paddy Browne won the steaks. Cards every Tuesday 8.30 sharp. All welcome

A Night by the Fire

An evening of local story telling, song + music will take place in the Old School on Friday 5th February at 8pm. Local story-tellers musicians and singers will perform for a 1 hour impromptu session in the warm cosy mood lit hall. So come along dust off the new year cob-webs and experience a relaxed evening with a difference. Admission is free and all are welcome, tea coffee + biscuits at 1/2 time interval.


School enrolment

Piercestown National School is open for applications for enrolement for September 2016. Please phone office 053 9158854 for enrolement form or call in during school hours to collect the form in person.

Thrift Fund

Piercestown Thrift fund has now re-opened for 2016. Thank you to everyone who saved with us last year. We welcome back current members this year and invite new people to join us.

Any amount can be saved. this is a great way to save for Christmas and 5c in every Euro is deducted and this amount is donated to the Piercestown Scout Group, it is one of their main fundraising events of the year, so you are not only saving but supporting a very worthy group.

Collection of payments takes place on Sundays after 10am mass and on Tuesdays from 7.30pm both in Scout & Guide Hall.

We would also encourage the Beavers/Cubs and Scouts/Venturers to save in this fund for their annual camps as it will ease the burden on parents in summertime. thank you again for your support. Contact Jack Roche 087 619 1349 for further information.

ARA Club

The club is now back in full swing and eager to see new members-everyone over 55 are more than welcome. we are hoping to start more activities but we need more people to join so make it all more interactive. Tuesday from 2.30-4.30. Bus available to collect you from your home around the Parish if you do not have transport.

Our AGM will be held on Tuesday 9th February at 2.30p, we are inviting non members as well as members to come along to this meeting and see what it is all about.

We will be planning day trips and outings for the remainder of the year. plans to invite speakers to the club to discuss various topics, walking events, picnics, demonstrations of flower arranging etc all in the plan for the coming months: once a month lunches out in various places e.g. Rosslare Golf Club, Mary Barrys, Kellys Drinagh and lots more.

Scout Group news

Piercestown Scout group is needing new leaders in all sections. Without more leaders in the Beavers/Cubs and Scouts and Venturers many events such as hikes, annual camps and group activities may need to be cancelled for the coming months and this summer time as we are obliged to adhere strictly to the Child Protection Ratio Adults to Children.

We ask the current parents, or other adults out there to please come and talk to the Group Leader, Jane Power any Tuesday night with regard to giving time to help out. Training will be given in full so you don't need to know any scouting skills before you join.

Cubs and Scouts meet on Tuesdays and Beavers meet on Thursdays. Please help us out, your support is vital for these young members to take part in all the great activities coming up over the rest of the scouting year.

AA Open Public Meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous are having an Open Public Meeting on Tuesday 2nd February at 8.30pm in St Michael's Hall, (St Vincent de Paul) Thomas Street, Wexford. There will be AA and Al Anon speakers, plus complimentary Tea and Coffee. All are welcome.

Wexford People

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