Wednesday 24 January 2018

Around the Districts

Thomas Whitty, Meadhbh Scallan, Mary Ryan and Carole Ryan at the Bobleo charity concert in Clayton Whites Hotel.
Thomas Whitty, Meadhbh Scallan, Mary Ryan and Carole Ryan at the Bobleo charity concert in Clayton Whites Hotel.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,000 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. last week's jackpot of six,000 was won by Kevin Cardiff from Our Ladys Isalnd with the following numbers drawn 6, 18, 25 and 29. 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.

Kilmore Variety Group

We are thrilled to announce our 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. For more information please see our Facebook page or contact Josie at 053 9135212 or Eileen at 053 9129751.

Ballycogley Hall

The Ballycogley Hall Development Committee are trying to source old photos of events and activities that have taken place in Ballycogley Hall over the years, to display in the hall at a later date. All photos submitted will be copied and original returned to the owner. If you have any photos to contribute please contact Stephen Murray, Halfway House, 086 8120755. Looking forward to having an interesting display.


A couple of big weekends are coming up for scouts. There's monster fundraising on June 18/19 in aid of forthcoming trip to International scout jamboree in Birmingham. There will be tea on the lawn and a cake sale on Saturday 18th after mass with tea on the lawn; then there is a cake sale and car boot sale on Sunday 19th. There is also a cake sale on Saturday 18th after mass in Tomhaggard and Mulrankin on Sunday 19th. More details closer to event.

On following weekend June 24 to June 26 Kilmore scouts are hosting Wamboree Wexford which is a county camp for beavers, cubs, scouts, ventures, rovers and scouters. There's a full programme of activities with all funds raised going to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in association with Trocaire. Thanks to generous local sponsorship the majority of camp fees will go to the charity. It's the brainchild of two youth members Josh and Haley Power. We're hoping it will be well supported by Scout groups from around the county as it's such a worthwhile cause.

Tomhaggard centre

WoMen's Shed Reading Room open to public Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. if you want to borrow, swap or read books. New members welcome so if you want to meet up, learn new skills, or just chill out over a cuppa why not check it out.

WoMen's Shed have started planting and creating new flower beds at Centre with grass area at back also sowed so there'll be a nice social space for the community to enjoy shortly.

Dates for your diary: 5k Walk/Run July 3; Tractor Road Run July 17.

ladies' football

Well done to the under-10 girls of St Fintan's all of whom played some fantastic football away to Kilmore during the past week, you can see the hard work the girls are putting in at training is paying dividends. Well done girls and a big thank you to all the mammies and daddies and family members for their support on the line.

All Blacks AFC

Winner no. 21 of our Split the Pot was Anne O'Mahoney who won €500. The next draw will take place in the Halfway house, Ballycogley. Thanks to all our retailers. This year's AGM will be held on Tuesday, June 21, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse. All members welcome to come along and review the previous year and plan for the coming year. If anybody would like items included in the agenda, please send them to the secretary by June 10.



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, - Tommy Emmanuel in the church at 8 p.m. Noel Hill and Frankie Gavin will perform later in the marquee. Saturday, July 23, - O'Riada mass, concert with Lunasa and guests. Sunday, July 24, - Jim and Statia Boyce and friends at 11 a.m. mass; 5k race starting at 11 a.m.; Sharon Shannon in concert.


Irish Country Music and social dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir Nog, Wellingtonbridge with music this Thursday, June 9, by Eugene French; June 16 Jimmy Barnwell; June 23 Mick Comerford; June 30 Tom Murphy.

GAA club notes

Lotto draw numbers were 5, 6, 10 and 27. We had three match-three winners well done to Mossy Doyle, Mark Wallace and Brian Williams. Next jackpot will be €2,900 and will take place in the Complex. Tickets can be purchased from the Post Office Carrig, Seabreeze laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg Wellingtonbridge or any Club Officer down in the Complex. Two euro each or a book of six tickets only €10.

The intermediate football team took on Kilanerin on Sunday last in the third round of the football Championship. Unfortunately Kilanerin took the points. They have Ballyhogue and St Joseph s left to play in the group.

GAA kit for our Club is on at Wallace's SuperValue and we very much appreciate it if you all put your special tokens in the B/B collection point in the store.

Wishing all of students the very best in their Junior and Leaving Exams which are starting this week.

The Pat Neville Perpetual golf classic will take place in Wexford Golf Club on Friday, July 22. Booking information email All details on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

We, as a Club have lost another great friend in Grantstown with the passing of Jim Ferguson. Jim served as Treasurer of the County Board with Monica for years as well as his own Club. You would always see him at the turnstiles of any game collecting the money. I don't think that he ever missed a match.

He would always be spotted in the paper with his hand on the Jim Byrne Cup handing it to the winning Caption. Jim was a strong financial force behind all the development to our Club. Sadie s death took a toll on Jim. Deepest condolences to Monica, Billy, Dermot, Karen and Ger. once again and to all friends from the club and County Families. Rest in peace Jim.

Soccer News

This week's Split the Pot took place in Doyle's Pub, Carrig-on-Bannow. The winner was Margaret Rossiter, Ballyhack. Margaret won a brilliant €734. The ticket was drawn by Eithne Doyle.

Congratulations to the under-14 Girls who won the league this evening after a tough battle with fellow title contenders St Joseph's. They won the game 1-0 with a Grace Donovan goal.

Corach Ramblers Dinner Dance will take place in the Horse and Hound on Saturday, July 2. This is to celebrate the fantastic year the club has had: the Ladies winning the Double - The Division 2A League and the Boland's Carpet Cup; the A Team winning the Neil O'Sullivan Cup and the B Team winning the Division 4A League. It has been a spectacular year for the club. Let's all get out and celebrate in style.

Tickets cost €25. Tickets are available from Breda at Breda's Corner Shop, Carrig-on-Bannow; Willie in Wallace's hardware and Tickets can also be bought from the following committee members: Eugene White, Billy O'Brien, Clodagh Barry and Sarah Meyler. This event will be strictly ticket only.

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown: Tuesday, June 7. Art/Cards in the morning and Music in the afternoon. Wednesday, June 8. Pongo in the morning and golf out doors and DVD in the afternoon. Thursday, June 9, Pongo/Memory Game, and Crafts in the afternoon.

Dates for your Diary - Chiropodist: Tuesday and Thursday, June 7 and 9. Hairdresser: Every Tuesday, please phone for an appointment. Coffee morning: all welcome every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Meals on Wheels: Delivered every Tuesday and Thursday, please phone the office for more information.

Over-50s group

The Over-50s group are arranging another trip, this time to the Kenmare Bay Hotel, Co. Kerry. It's three nights bed/breakfast and evening meals, coach from Wellington Bridge which stays with us for the whole time we are away, 2x day tours, full use of swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna plus other entertainment. Total Cost €199 If you'd like to join us please contact me at 086 2052168.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Monica Ferguson on the death of her husband Jim last week. Jim was in his 85th year and is survived by his wife Monica, his brother in law Billy, his nephews Dermot and Ger and his niece Karen relatives and friends. Jim was laid to rest in Ballymitty cemetery after 11 a.m. mass last Friday. May he rest in peace.

Our Lady's Island

Fun Fashion Show

Next Friday, June 10, at 8 p.m. sharp in Our Lady's Island Community Hall. Come and see our Ladies (men) as you have never seen them before, laugh like you have never laughed before. Sean Carthy, Terence O'Byrne, Pat Russell, Con Morris, Paddy McGuire,

Shay Hannon, Con Doyle, Jack Allen, Frank Nolan and many more. A good night's entertainment promised. Also we have raffle, teas, cakes and live music and singing by our local artists. Adm: children up to 12 yrs. €3, Adults €7. All proceeds in aid of Church Restoration Fund. All welcome.

Annual Tractor Run

The annual Tractor Run in aid of Scoil Mhuire, Broadway will take place on Sunday next, June 12. Registration is from midday n and all participants will leave Our Lady's Island Community Centre at 12.30 p.m. Bangers and Mash, dessert, tea and coffee available for all from 12.30 p.m. - Adults €8/Kids €4. Fun and games, indoor and outdoor for all from 12.30 p.m. Come along and enjoy a family day out in support of our local school.

split the pot

Congratulations to Michael Carr, c/o Meylers Millhouse who won 'Split the Pot' last week receiving €223 Weekly Draw will continue in Gift shop after Sunday morning Mass. Envelopes available at O'Dohertys, Post Office, Lobster Pot, Butler's St Iver's and Meyler's Millhouse.

GAA lotto

Congratulations to Kevin Cardiff who won last week's jackpot €6,000 (seller Nicky White). The following shared in the match-three prize - Murt Sinnott (seller Nicky White) Geraldine Meyler (seller Lisa Burke) and Alan Corish (seller Davy Corish). Last week's numbers were 6, 18, 25 and 29. Thanks for your continued support.

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