Friday 19 January 2018

Around the Districts

Ballymore/ Mayglass

GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €5,100 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. 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 B.Whitmore, Niall Murphy and D.Berry shared in this prize last week with the following numbers drawn 11, 18, 22 and 24. 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 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 p.m. All 'pay as you go' All Welcome. Call Amanda Burke at 087 9713339 for info.

Club text

St Fintan's club text service sends info on all club activities aswell as all fixture updates. Simply text your name to 086 1787498 to be added to the list and be sure you are not missing out on any games or activities.

Grotto Mass

To honour Our Lady in the month of May mass will take place in Ballycogley grotto at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, ,weather permitting. The Ballymore-Mayglass Choir will be present to add to the celebration. It is hoped that as many as possible can join together in this community celebration of faith. All welcome.

Club fixtures

The St Fintan's/Our lady's island juvenile hurling team will take on Bannow-Ballymitty in a championship game at Carne on Wednesday evening at 7.30 p.m. The St Fintan's junior B football team will travel to Piercestown on Friday evening to take on St Martin's at 7.30 p.m. in a round two championship game. Your support will be very much appreciated.

Solar farm

Highfield Solar Limited will hold a public information day on the proposed solar farm located in the townlands of Crosstown, Gibboghstown, Garryhack, Newhouse, Hiltown, Jonastown, Grahormick and Ballyminaun Big, Killinick. The information day is to take place in the Scout Hall, adjacent to Ballymore Church, next Tuesday, May 17, between 2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and all are welcome.'

St Fintan's ladies

On Wednesday evening last the under-16 footballers of st. Fintans took on a strong looking Fethard side in Ballymore and struggled to find their feet during the first half but as is par for the course rallied in the second half to run out comfortable winners on a score line of st. Fintans 1-14 Fethard 0-03. Well done all.

Our under-10 girls where the hosts of the first under-10 blitz of this season in Ballymore on Sunday morning last, with visiting teams from St Anne's, St Martin's and Kilmore. Some great football played by all the girls, a big thanks to all especially Ann Marie Redmond, our refs on the morning Kevin Kehoe and Ian Redmond, team mentors from our visiting clubs, all mammies and daddies for their support, lots of happy faces going home.

Big thanks to our own St Fintan's girls who togged out on the morning and to the girls of the visiting teams. Well done to you all and be very proud of your performances.

Split the pot

Lucy Radford was the lucky winner of 525€ in the latest All blacks AFC split the pot draw. The next draw will be held in the Bargy bar, Bridgetown.

St Fintan's underage

The Juvenile (under-16) footballers of St Fintan's/Our lady's island lost out by the narrowest of margins in their Road three Championship clash with St Anne's.

In very difficult playing conditions where it rained heavily throughout the entire first half.St Fintan's/Our lady's island got off to a blistering start scoring four unanswered points in the first 10 minutes followed by a goal mid way through the half and it was then that St Anne's found their feet to bring up a half time score line of St Fintan's/Our lady's island 2-08 St Anne's 1-08.

With rain still pouring down the second half commenced and both sides traded points before st Annes got on top but needed an injury time goal to secure a victory on a score line of 2-13 to 2-12.

Kilmore Variety Group

Calling all singers, actors and dancers - children, teenagers and adults. Kilmore Variety Group are thrilled to announce its upcoming show 'The King and I' which will be performed in Kilmore in December this year. We are very lucky to have award winning director and musical director, father and son team, Arthur and Dave McGauran working with us this year.

Rehearsals begin in September but we are holding our auditions information evening on Thursday, May 19, at 7.30 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre and auditions will take place in June.

With such amazing talent in our community we would love to see you all there. For more information please see our Facebook page or contact Josie at 053 9135212 or Eileen at 053 9129751.

Get Well Wishes

Pat (Bunty)Dooley Mayglass is currently a patient in Wexford Hospital and he is wished a speedy recovery by his family and friends.

Holy Communion

On a splendidly sunny Saturday last 10 suitably turned out boys and girls made their First Holy Communion in Mayglass Church. We hope that they all enjoyed the service and the celebrations that followed. We thank the families and wish them every good wish for the future.

40th Anniversary

An evening of celebration for our beloved parish priest Fr Martin(Murty) Byrne PP. in the Danby Lodge Hotel Killinick on Friday, June 17, at 8.30 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 7.30 p.m. in Mayglass church followed by refreshments in the Danby Lodge hotel. All are most welcome to come along and join in the celebrations.

St Fintan's

The St Fintan's adults teams had two important fixtures during the past week. The junior B football team got its season under way when it welcomed neighbours Kilmore to Ballymore. This was an evenly contested affair with never more than a score between the sides but when the final whistle sounded the home team had taken the spoils by a 2pt margin.

On Sunday evening last the St Fintan's intermediate football team also welcomed Kilmore to Ballymore for a round three All County football league game. In ideal conditions the home team played against what wind there was in the first half and trailled on a scoreline of 2-05 to 0-03 when the whistle sounded. On the resumption St Fintan's were quick to find their feet and began narrowing the gap with a series of good points but were unable to rescue the game, getting within a point of their neighbours on a number of occassions but when the final whistle sounded Kilmore had taken the spoils on a scoreline of 2-08 to 0-12.

On Friday evening, May 20, the team will travel to Piercestown for a round two championship game versus St Martin's. Its a busy time both on and off the pitch and we thank our secretary Sharon Pettit for keeping us well informed.



Ballymitty Community Playgroup CLG would like announce that their enrolment night for September 2016 will take place on Wednesday, May 25, from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in the playgroup. The following programmes are available in our two room's preschool room and pre-preschool room, EEC scheme (free preschool early years scheme), CCS scheme (community childcare subvention scheme). All children from the age of three years will be eligible for free preschool years ECCE scheme.

All children are welcome from the age of two years and five months. Please bring child's birth cert and proof of child's PPS number with you on enrolment night. Contact details 051 561767 email;


Carrig Patron - Sunday, August 14. Bannow Patron - Monday, August 15. Shemogues Patron - Sunday, August 16. All masses at 7 p.m.

Phil Murphy Weekend

The lineup for this summer's Phil Murphy Weekend is as follows: Thursday, July 21, - launch of Journal and Festival. Friday, July 22, - Noel Hill and Frankie Gavin. Saturday, July 23, - O'Riada mass and Lunasa. Sunday, July 24, - Jim and Statia Boyce and friends at 11 a.m. mass, Sharon Shannon in concert.


Irish Country Music and social dancing every Thursday night in Tir nOg, Wellingtonbridge, with music this Thursday, May 19, from the Wicklow Man, Thursday, May 26, - James Clooney.

Our Parish

The 2016 Journal is in process if you have any photographs, article or anything of interest contact a committee member or leave in PO. This is your last chance for addition in this year's Journal.

Corach News

This week's Split the Pot took place in Breen's Of the Dirr.

The winner is Annette Donnelly, Clongeen. She wins €789. Well done Annette!

Alex Power played his final blitz with Wexford under-11 development squad today. He Played four matches in Cappoquin vs West Waterford, East Cork, West Cork, and South Dublin scoring a hat trick and a total of five goals. Well done Alex. A star for the future.

Congratulations to the A Team who played their last game of the season with a 7-3 win away to Moyne Rangers. Scores came from Niall Harney (4), Mj Doran, Conor Neville and Mick Walsh. Well done to all. A fantastic finish to the league after getting promoted to Division one for next season.

ICA guild

The ICA guild held their monthly meeting on Monday night, May 9. Sympathy was extended to Renee Grace and Molly Waters and their families on their recent bereavements.

We are hosting a Gardening evening, presented by Annette and Pierce Breen on Monday, May 23, at 8 p.m. in Carrig Community Centre, admission is free. Refreshments will be served, we will also have a raffle. It is open to the public, so keep the night free and bring a friend.

The guild is busy finalising their Special Occasion competition. Competition and raffle were won by Aileen Lacey. Next meeting is on June 13 at 7.30 p.m. New members welcome. Competition is the nicest placemat. Hostesses are Mae and Bridie.

GAA club notes

Lotto this Tuesday evening has a jackpot of €2,300. Tickets can be purchased from the Post Office Carrig, Seabreeze laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg Wellington Bridge or any Club Officer down in the Complex. All money and tickets to be down in the Complex at 7.30. Thanks to everyone who helped out for the Féile Bingo on Sunday last. Raffle winners were first hamper Cillian Cullen, Tír na nÓg Voucher Johnny Quirke, Heritage Park Voucher Anne Cummins, bottle of brandy, Joan Duffield, wine hamper John Power, bottle of whiskey Jim Larking and Irish Cream Pearl Clarke.

Well done to the under-16 girls who had a great win over Slaney Gaels with a final score B/B 7-12 S/G 2-14. They now take a well deserved break for exams.

The junior ladies' football championship match against Horeswood went ahead on Friday last with our ladies taking the points. Well done to all involved.

Our junior hurling team lost out by two goals in Taghmon on Saturday last with Shelmaliers taking the points.

The Run or Dye 5km will take place on Sunday, June 6, starting and finishing in Grantstown. All enquiries please contact Bid O'Sullivan or through the Facebook page. Like and share for a free entry.

The Pat Neville Perpetual golf classic will take place on July 22 in Wexford Golf Club. Entry fee €200 for a team of four. Booking information 051 561364 or email for further information.

Best of luck to Ben, Philly, Kieran, Adrian and the Wexford Football squad this Saturday evening in their Championship game against Kildare. The Wexford Hurlers will play after them when they take on Dublin. This match will be televised.

All money for the next Model County Draw will be collected this weekend. Draw on Wednesday week.

gratstown news

Dates for your Diary - Chiropodist: Tuesday and Thursday, June 7 and 9.

Upcoming Events: Tuesday, May 17, - Pongo in the morning and talk with Geraldine O'Brien (Unislim) in the afternoon; Wednesday, May 18, - Pongo in the morning and Ramsgrange Day Care attending in the afternoon with music by Jim Barnwell; Thursday, May 19, - Skittles/Exercise in the morning and pongo in the afternoon.


Two doubles tournament finals were played in Ballymitty on Thursday, April 28, The Bishop of Ferns Perpetual shield was won by father and son Alan and Dean O'Neill, runners up were David Cleary and Marty Kinsella.

Youth also came out on top in the Alec Moran Memorial cup final with Robert Cogley and James Moran defeating John Byrne and Jason Barnwell, presentation took place afterwards in Tír na nÓg.

The club also made a special presentation to Dean O'Neill on winning an all-Ireland medal with the County Wexford Juvenile team of six.

Thanks to Philip Moran and Sean Stafford for doing the Presentation and Michael Wallace for the lovely refreshments and Adrian Ryan for the wonderful music.


Split the Pot

On May 9 the winner was Breda Roberts winning €900. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Be in to win.

Community Games

Our local area athletics competition will be held in the DMP Grounds Sinnottstown Lane, Drinagh on Thursday, May 19. Registration: 6 p.m. Start: 6.30 p.m. sharp. €3 per child. There are at least two events for each age group. Events for under-eights up to under-16s Boys and Girls plus a FUN RUN for U6. For full list of athletic events, see Qualifiers will go through to the County Athletic Finals in Enniscorthy on Sunday, June 12.

See our area map and for full details. Contact Martina at 086 6055356 if you have any queries.

community centre

Murrintown Community Centre will hold its AGM on Wednesday 15th June at 8pm. All welcome.

Regular activities are ongoing as follows:

Bingo - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points.

Taekwon-Do - Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.

Forever Fit - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339

Pilates - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Elaine Dowling - 086 8431726.

The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information please contact 053 9139328; email

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'All About Colour'

The 'All About Colour' Workshop takes place on Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. - midday in Murrintown Community Centre. Join Kathleen who will facilitate this wonderful journey of self discovery through all the rainbow colours.

This workshop allows you to explore the unique qualities each colour has to offer and how to use this knowledge to enhance your overall sense of well being, learning some simple visualisation techniques and present moment awareness strategies. The objective of the workshop is self empowerment through colour, wellbeing and deeper connection with intuition. Intuitive painting forms part of the workshop and is something everyone can do, which Kathleen will guide you through. Cost €25 booking is essential.

There are also 4 weekly classes being run, commencing Wednesday, May 18, 10.30 a.m. - midday in Murrintown Community Centre. Cost €50 or €15 per class. Painting etc. for 4-6 year old children starting Wednesday 18th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For further information please contact Kathleen 087 3145212.

Ara club

Trip to Fota Wildlife Park - June 7: we will visit historic Cobh, and have an evening meal at the Granville Hotel Waterford; cost is €65 per person.

Gowran Park Race Day - June 19: cost of €35pp includes race entry race card and meal on the day with music and dancing to finish off. Bus will be €10 extra pp For details contact Mary Dempsey 053 9158186.

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