Monday 22 January 2018

Around the Districts

Emily Murphy and Taragh Cooper with Wexford camogie star Marie Morrissey at the 'meet and greet' event in Wexford Park on Friday.
Emily Murphy and Taragh Cooper with Wexford camogie star Marie Morrissey at the 'meet and greet' event in Wexford Park on Friday.

Ballymore/ Mayglass

GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,300 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 Pat Rossiter, Sean Moore and Jim and Alice Ryan shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 4, six,19 and 26.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.

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.

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.

Clothing Wanted

The Ballycogley Hall Development Committee are looking for donations of pre-loved, gently worn clothing for a fundraising Ladies Night. We will take all good quality clothing (especially wedding/occasional wear) as well as shoes, handbags, accessories and jewellery. All those bits taking up space in your wardrobe (that someone else will love!) will be gratefully received and put to good use.

Just contact Brenda at 085 2792925 or email and we'll come collect whatever you have for us. Clear your wardrobe, make space for some new style and help your parish at the same time.

If it's too daunting a task, Bernie Coakley - Personal Stylist (087 2626101), offers a wardrobe declutter service. Mention the Ladies Night Fundraiser for a special promotional discount!


There's a big fundraising weekend on June 18/19 in aid of upcoming International Scout Jamboree in Birmingham at the end of July. Almost 40 adult and youth members of the Group, from Kilmore and surrounding parishes are attending the camp which includes scouts from all corners of the world.

On Saturday, June 18, there is a cake sale after 7.30 mass in Tomhaggard, cake sale and tea on the lawn after 6.30 mass in Kilmore. On Sunday, June 19, there is a cake sale after 11.00mass in Mulrankin, cake sale, tea on the lawn and mini car boot sale in Kilmore from 10 a.m. to mid afternoon. There's plenty of home baking, bric a brac, produce, books, beauty parlour (hair braiding and nails). Thank you to everyone who supported the Trolley Raffle in Brady's Mace Kilmore Quay last weekend, the winner was Mark Kenna who was visiting the area.


Wamboree is a scout camp in aid of Syrian Refugee Crisis which Kilmore is hosting from June 24 to June 26. Base camp is on Quigleys land down the lane in the village while activities will be taking place on various beaches in the Parish. A number of Groups from the County have confirmed attendance so far and thanks to some local business sponsorship all money raised from camp and donations will be going to charity. The whole ethos of the weekend is fun, outdoors, and appreciation of what we have. More details next week.

Tomhaggard centre

Women's Shed meet every Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome. Reading Room is open to the public at the same time. There's a great range of books to borrow, read or swop available.

Dates for your diary: Tomhaggard 5k Walk/Run on July 3, Tractor Road Run July 17, Afternoon tea and Craft Fair September 3.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea will be served on the lawn in Mullin's garden, Mayglass on Sunday, July 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.(Weather permitting). Donations will be gratefully appreciated towards the running costs of the churches. All welcome. Hoping for a nice afternoon.

Baby Joy

Congratulations to St Fintan's man John Willian Rowe and his wife Nichola on the birth of their baby daughter catch love during the recent past. We wish them good health and happiness in the years ahead.


Congratulations to Mayglass man Jamie Codd who won his second National riders championship title over last weekend. When riding two doubles over we the weekend Jamie brought his total number of winners of the season to 67. To make the weekend extra special Jamie rode the winner for his brother William. Tally Ho.

On the County team

St Fintan's man Conor Sinnott was the sole member of the club on the Wexford junior football team which scored a six pt victory over Longford at Innovate Wexford park during the past week to set up a Leinster final show down with Louth. Conor scored a total of four points with one coming from a placed ball.

St Fintan's gaa

A goal by Jason Pettit six minutes from the end of this Ashdown Park/Amber Springs hotel third round intermediate football top of the table clash with Bunclody sealed victory for St Fintan's to qualify them for the latter stages of the championship.

St Fintan's started brightly and had secured a 0-05 to 0-01 lead mid way through the half only to faulter as the half wore on and were leading by the minimum 0-05 to 0-04 when the half time witless sounded. St Fintan's suffered a blow after just 10 minutes of the game when centre back Jim Rossiter was forced to retire with what looked like a hamstring injury.

On the resumption Bunclody were quick to register a point to leave the sides level but St Fintan's responded in style once again to open up a three pt gap but Bunclody were not finished and once again got within a point. St Fintan's were awarded a penalty but the Conor Sinnott taking spot kick was superbly saved by goalkeeper Patrick Kavanagh who also contributed a point from a Bunclody'45. Pettit now came to the rescue when a Tom a power shot was blocked by a Bunclody defender but Pettit followed up to drill the ball to the net. St Fintan's took the spoils on a 1-09 to 0-09 score line in what was far from a convincing display.

St Fintan's club sends its deepest sympathy to Monica Furgeson Bannow-Ballymitty on the death of her husband Jim and to the extended family. May he rest in peace.

A big shout out to our club stalwart Trevor Rankin who recently underwent a notable surgical procedure. All is well with Trevor thankfully and 4-5 weeks rest certainly won't be easy for this warrior but mind yourself Trev and looking forward to seeing you whizz around the field again soon.

Birthday cheer

Ballycogley players lighting supremo Nick Hayes was joined by a large gathering of family and friends at St Helen's bay clubhouse for a surprise 60th birthday celebration. The party was organised by his wife Breda and it truly came as a shock to Nick. Happy birthday Nick.

Bargy Vintage Club

The Bargy Vintage Club will hold their annual barbecue in Ye Olde Coopers Inn Killinick on Saturday evening, July 2, from 6 p.m. till late. Music by Point Blank and other. Food served from 6.30 p.m. to 9..30 p.m. Tickets €5 each, available from all club members and at 'Ye Olde Coopers Inn' All proceeds to local charities, many thanks for your continued support.


Well done to the under-12 boys on a resounding victory versus Crossabeg-Ballymurn in Ballymore during last week. Great stuff lads. Keep it up. Also a big well done to the under-12 girls who had a humdinger of a game V Taghmon which ended a draw.

All Blacks AFC

Well done to the Lee Kelly, Evan Cullen, Dan Devereux and Kyle Rankin who competed well with the Wexford under-12s in an inter league tournament in Waterford. Congratulations to Ted Furlong who was the latest winner in the most recent split the pot fundraiser, Ted won €430.

Bannow/ Ballymitty


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 press launch of the 25th Phil Murphy weekend took place last Thursday night in the Red Door where Tom Donohue launched the weekend. The schedule of events for the festival will be as follows

Wednesday, July 20 - official opening and launch of Our Parish journal in the hall from 8 p.m. with local art exhibition and cheese and wine reception.

Thursday, July 21 to July 1916 Comoradh with the Danescastle music group and the finest of Wexford singers in the church at 8 p.m.

Friday, July 22 - Tommy Emmanuel in the church at 8 p.m. Noel Hill, Frankie Gavin and Brian McGrath in Festival club at 10.30 p.m.

Saturday, July 23 - Workshops in the school from 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Remembering Don Melhuish a final farewell at the Cockle strand at 2 p.m. O'Riada mass in church at 7 p.m., followed by concert with Lunasa and the Hamilton Country Ramblers in the Festival club at 8.30 p.m.

Sunday, July 24 - Jim and Statia Boyce and friends at 11 a.m. mass. 6k Trip to Cullenstown race starting at 11.30 a.m. midday workshops. 2 p.m. Singing Gathering in the School. 2.30 p.m. Afternoon concert outside. 3 p.m. Ceile with music by Ger Murphy and Ken Cotter. 7.30 p.m. Sharon Shannon in concert with guests the Temple Michael ceile band in the Festival club.


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

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events - Tuesday, June 14: Mural Art Project with Mairead in the morning and Pongo/Cards in the afternoon. Wednesday, June 15. Pongo in the morning and Poetry writing in the afternoon. Thursday, June 16: Pamper morning and Pongo/Story telling in the morning and Music in the afternoon. The Clients and Staff are organising entries for Art and Crafts for the Killag Show on Thursday, July 14.

Dates for your Diary - Chiropodist: Tuesday and Thursday, July 5 and 7. Hairdresser: Every Tuesday, please phone for an appointment. Coffee morning: All welcome every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Corach Ramblers

Last week's 'Split the Pot' draw took place in Stafford's Pub, Tullycanna on Sunday evening. The ticket was drawn by Rich Stafford. The winner was Sharon Diskin winning €759. Well done Sharon.

Split the Pot is located in 16 businesses around the parish: Breda's Corner Shop, Colfers Pub, Post Office, The Red Door, Doyle's Pub, Mr Spud, Carrig-on-Bannow, The Homeplace Cafe, SuperValu Wallace's, Wallace's Hardware, Wallace's Agri, Bliss Hair Salon, Post Office, and Tir nOg Wellington Bridge and Stafford's Pub Tullycanna, Breen's Of the Dirr, and the Atlantic Bar, Cullenstown. Corach Ramblers would like to thank all the businesses involved for their continued support.

Corach Ramblers are hosting a dinner dance in the Horse and Hound, Ballinboola on Saturday, July 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets are available €25 each from Breads Corner Shop, Willie in Wallace's Hardware, and the following committee members, Eugene White, Billy O'Brien, Clodagh Barry and Sarah Meyler. Please come along for a great night out and finish off the year in style.

Drink Tea For MND

Breda O'Sullivan is hosting a tea morning in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association in Carrig-on-Bannow Community centre on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. Please support.

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