Sunday 17 December 2017

Around the Districts

Kilmore National School pupil William Troy Walsh on the occasion of his Confirmation on Wednesday morning, pictured with Anne Troy Walsh, Michaela Troy Walsh and Ronan Walsh.
Kilmore National School pupil William Troy Walsh on the occasion of his Confirmation on Wednesday morning, pictured with Anne Troy Walsh, Michaela Troy Walsh and Ronan Walsh.

Ballymore/ Mayglass

GAA Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €3,000 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 Pat Rossitter shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 7,13,21,23. We would like to congratulate Martina and Jell Codd on winning the pot of €15,300 last week. 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+ 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 on 0879713339 for info.

Split The Pot

Our 10th Split the Pot winner was Walter Rankin who received €550. The next draw is in the Halfway House.

All Blacks AFC

The u10 girls had a great 6-1 win against Gorey Rangers at home with goals from Aoibheann Rankin (3), Ciara Murphy (2) and Tara Cullen. The u14 girls hosted Seaview and came out 2-0 winners with goals from Aoife Houghton and Seren Ward. In their away cup game to Moyne Rangers the lads finished 2-1 down with our goal coming from Kyle Rankin.

The u12 girls also played away in the league to Corach and won 3-0 with goals from Aoibheann Rankin. Best of luck to Seren Ward and Maeve Hayes who will represent the u14 county squad in the Viking Shield in Waterford.

St Fintans membership

The deadline for Club Membership of St.Fintans G.A.A.Club is fast approaching. Croke Park cut off is 31st March meaning all memberships must be with the club before Monday 28th March. Non playing membership of €30 can be paid directly to Club Secretary Sharon Pettit or Treasurer Nicky Newport. Club Membership entitles members to a vote at A.G.M. and any other significant meeting/vote during the year.

Mayglass Fun Run

Please reserve May 2nd for the Mayglass 4 mile fun run, this event is for all ages as you may run,walk or jog while having a chat with your friends. You may enter online or on the day and it starts at 11am.

On County Team

The Wexford senior football team scored a comprehensive 4-23 to 3-14 victory over Wicklow in a Div.4 game played at Innovate Wexford Park to set up what is in effect the promotion decider from the division. The team will travel to Drogheda on Sunday March 27th to take on the home team Louth with a victory a must. Three members of the St Fintans club were members of the team that defeated Wicklow with Jim Rossitter and Joey Wadding featuring in a solid backline and Donal Shanley once again a major contributor on the scoreboard. Donal scored 9pts with eight of these coming from placed balls. Well done lads.

Camross Drama Group

Rehearsals for the 3 Act comedy, "It's the Real McCoy" continue with lines rehearsals, set building and the collection of props! Dates for performances as follows:

Sat 9th & Sun 10th April-St Michael's Hall Wexford town, Sun 17th April in Camross Hall ,Thu 21st & Fri 22nd April-Horse & Hound Ballinaboola, Sat 30th April & Sun 1st May-St Mary's Hall Fethard-on-Sea. All shows 8pm, €10 on door. Looking forward to seeing you there! Like Camross Drama Group on Facebook for updates.


Ballycogley Players took part in Kildare, Wexford , Ballinamore, Carnew and New Ross drama festivals over the past two weeks. When the results of these festivals are furnished the group will then know if it has sufficient points to qualify for the All Ireland Drama finals in Castleblayney in mid April. The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh is going down a treat with audiences everywhere.

The results to hand read: Chris Maddock best supporting actor in Kildare,an overall win with the play,best director Breda Hayes,best supporting actor Chris Maddock, joint best supporting actresses Catherine Walsh and Kathleen Tierney and best set in Wexford a second place finish for the play, best supporting actress Catherine Walsh and best set in Ballinamore Co. Letrim. The play finished in third place in Carnew and the group also received a number of nominations.

We eagarly await the results from New Ross. The group would like to say a big thank you to Anna Hayes for the fabulous review she gave of the group's performance of the Cripple of Inishmaan at the Wexford festival.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Tony Meyler RIP, Rosslare Harbour who was laid to rest in Tacumshane; Tommy Corish RIP, Banogue, Killinick who was laid to rest in Ballymore and Mary Kavanagh RIP, Loughgunnan Grove, Killinick who was laid to rest in Mayglass. May they rest in peace.


St Fintans Ladies are having a Cake Sale and Coffee day, on Saturday 26th March from 11am to 4pm in Ber Cullens House. This is a vital fundraiser to kick start our season to raise funds for our girls. Come along have a cuppa and a chat. and get your Easter treats!

Fight Night

The big local derby Fight Night took place last week in Bridgetown Vocational College in front of a huge crowd. St.Fintans G.A.A. Club wish to wholeheartedly thank each and every one of our boxers for stepping into the ring and laying their bodies on the line for their club. There was some fierce battles on the night with the Kilmore team coming out on top.

The club extends many thanks to the Kilmore boxing team and club for their commitment to the event over the last 10 weeks. The rivalry between the two clubs may be mighty and fierce at times but the heart and loyalty which runs through the blood of each club is a common trait shared on both sides and it was really nice to see boxers from both clubs enjoy a pint together Sunday evening in Coopers.

The fundraising commitee wish to thank everyone who helped in any way with this fundraiser, the sponsors who kindly supported the boxers, everyone who attended and who continue to support the current fundraising drive for the clubhouse redevelopment, Kilmore G.A.A. Club and again the team of 8 super warriors.


There was a fundraising Breakfast Morning in Kilmore hall on Sunday last in aid of the upcoming International Jamboree in Birmingham during the summer when 38 youth members and adults will join 2500 scouts from around the world. There was also a raffle on the day. Thank you for your generous support on the day.

Beavers, cubs, scouts and leaders took part in the St Patricks Day Parade on 17th March in Wexford amid glorious sunshine. A great day was had by all.

Beavers went to JFK New Ross on Saturday last and took part in a Treasure Hunt around the park.

Parish Council AGM

The AGM of the Ballymore/Mayglass parish council will be held in the scout hall Ballymore on Wednesday April 6th at 8.30pm. It would be great to have a good attendance and everyone is very welcome.


A Charity Auction in aid of Mellon Educate will be held in the Merry Elf, Killinick on Easter Sunday March 27th at 8pm. There will be lots of spot prizes on the night. All welcome.

Our Lady's Island

Easter Ceremonies

Our Lady's Island: Holy Thursday-Mass of the Lord's Supper 7.30p.m. (Altar of Repose until 10p.m.).Good Friday-Lord's Passion 3p.m. Holy Saturday-Solemn Vigil 8p.m. Easter Sunday-Mass 11a.m. Confession-Thursday after Mass Good Friday after Lord's Passion.

Tacumshane: Good Friday-Stations of Cross at 7.30p.m. Easter Sunday Mass 10a.m. Confession-Holy Saturday 12 noon. Easter Sunday Festivities Immediately after 11a.m. Mass: A Mini Organ Recital by Richard Dunster Sigtermans-his Autumn recital was greatly enjoyed so we trust that much of the congregation will remain for the half hour of splendid music.

Community Coffee shop will be open from 10a.m. to 1p.m. with lots of goodies, fresh home-baking, cake sale and easter raffle and hopefully the 'Easter Bunny' will leave a few treats! All proceeds to Church Restoration fund-your support will be greatly appreciated.

Split the Pot

This week's 'Split the Pot' draw was held on Sunday morning-the winner was Frank Nolan, Carne, winning €264. This project is a fundraiser for the Church Restoration fund. 'Split the Pot' envelopes are available in Londis, Post Office, Butler's St. Iver's and Meyler's Millhouse. Thanks for your support.

Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes In Our Lady's Island Community Hall: Mondays Fit bits 7-8p.m. Tuesdays 7-8p.m. BodyBlast .

Tacumshane Hall-FitBeats-Wedesday 11am-12pm . BodyBlast -Thursday 7-8pm. Cost €5. Bring water, Wear runners. Suitable for all ages, men and women and all levels of fitness! Rebecca 087-7715533 Find us on Facebook

Night Round the Fire

Our second Night Round The Fire will take place Friday 1st April at 8pm. Since we had 64 people at the first event, we have decided to run with another one. The night consists of people playing music, telling stories, singing a song, reciting a poem, a funny yarn, so your more than welcome to come along and enjoy the local talent or take part when the microphone makes its way around.

Tea Coffee cakes served at the interval, all welcome. No charge for this community night.

Old School Cards

On Tuesday last with seventeen playing, Jimmy Browne won with 4 games, and Jim Doyle came second with 3 games. Jim Doyle also won the steaks. Cards every Tuesday night in the Old Hall €5 in, winner takes % pot, free raffle, tea coffee served, all welcome.

I.C.A. guild

The March meeting of Our Lady's Island I.C.A. was held on Monday 8th March with a very good turnout. Sympathy was extended to the O'Leary, Crosbie, Howlin & O'Keeffe families on their recent bereavements. Get well wishes were sent to Roisin Law, Maureen Smith, Richie Doyle, Leo Power, and Phil Newport all who are unwell at present.

The ladies were asked to bake for the Cake Sale on Easter Sunday which is being held in aid of Church Restoration fund. We had a great demonstration of Flower arranging by Debbie Kelly of Lily Bloom-with the ladies taking home some lovely arrangements which they had produced with her guidance.

The raffle was on by Ann Lambert and Francesca Russell. The competition was won by Peg Ellard and a lovely tea was served by Reenee & Co. Our next Coffee Morning will be on Thursday, 31st March in aid of the Hope Centre, Enniscorthy.

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