Sunday 21 January 2018

Around the Districts

Barbara O'Connell and Bridget Fitzgerald at the Pierce Turner concert in St Iberius Church on Saturday evening.
Barbara O'Connell and Bridget Fitzgerald at the Pierce Turner concert in St Iberius Church on Saturday evening.



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


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

Corach News

Corach Ramblers are hosting a dinner dance in the Horse and Hound, Ballinboola on Saturday, July 2, at 8 p.m. open to all senior players, past players and parents of all underage players. Tickets are available €25 each from Billy O'Brien, Breda's Corner Shop Willie Wallace in Wallace's Hardware, and the following committee members, Eugene White, Clodagh Barry and Sarah Meyler.

This week's Split the Pot took place in Colfers Pub, Carrig-on-Bannow. The winner was Joe Casey, Clongeen winning €748.

Trip to knock

There is a trip to Knock on August 12. Total cost is €120 all inclusive. €20 deposit secures your place. Please contact Betty fox at 087 9057391 or Stella McNamara at 087 6568207 for more information

Learn to Sing for Fun

A 'Learn to sing' workshop will take place at Ballymitty on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for adults who would like to sing for fun - all ages, all levels, and an enjoyable day making music together. Bring out your best voice with confidence. Facilitated by Aideen Ní Riada, vocalist and Declan Cosgrove, pianist. Cost: €80 (Early Bird rate €65) (Lunch not included)

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown: Tuesday, June 21, Mural Art with Mairead in the morning and Jack Pot or Cards in the afternoon; Wednesday, June 22, Quiz/Pongo in the morning and Music with the two Paddy's in the afternoon; Thursday, June 23, Nail Painting in the morning and Local History in the afternoon.

The Clients and Staff are organising entries for Art and Crafts for the Killag Show on Thursday, July 14.

PONGO WINNERS: Mary McDonald, Kathleen Cosgrove, Johnny Roche, Aiden Colfer, Joan Reville, Mary-Kate Doyle, Diana McCormack, Mary Murphy, Pat Whelan, Helen Staunton, Paddy Sinnott, Liam O'Brien, Nancy Kehoe, Cissy Fanning, Kathleen Martin, Loreto Colfer, Larry Fanning, Mikey Egan, Dick Barry.


Ballymitty Cemetery: Sunday, June 26; Prayers and Blessing of the Graves at 1.30 p.m. {Followed by the annual Field Day in the School Grounds}

Ballingly Cemetery: Sunday, June 26; Prayers and Blessing of the Graves at 7.30 p.m.

GAA club notes

Lotto draw numbers were 14, 17, 19 and 24. No winner next jackpot will be €3,200 and will take place on June 28. 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.

The last Model County Draw will take place on Wednesday, June 29. All money and tickets to be given in on the Monday before the draw. Thank you for your continued support to the club.

Best of luck to Niall Harney, Philly Murphy and the County Junior Footballer team who take on Louth this Tuesday evening at 7.30. The Final takes place in Drogheda and we wish them all the best. Also this weekend Ben Brosnan, Kieran Butler, Philly Murphy and the Wexford Football squad host Fermanagh in Wexford Park in their qualifier match. Good luck lads.

Our underage camogie girls represented the club last Saturday evening at half time of the Wexford V Limerick Championship match in Wexford Park. Well done to everyone involved. Great achievement.

Our under-14 Boys travel to Kerry this weekend for their Féile competition. Keep up to date on them on our Facebook page and Twitter account. Thanks to everyone who fundraised for this weekend.

Massive thanks to Bid O'Sullivan and the camogie club for the great Run or Dye 5km that took place on Sunday last. What a great day filled with fun and laughter and so many colourful moments. On the arrival back there was a bbq and Tony Who as well as special guests entertained the runners. Thanks to you all for turning up and supporting the club.

The Pat Neville Perpetual golf classic will take place in Wexford Golf Club on Friday, July 22. Booking information 051 561364 or 086 3678133 or email

All details of matches/venues/pictures on the Facebook page and Twitter account.

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.

Taghmon/ Camross

Taghmon ICA

The May meeting took place recently. The meeting opened with a vote of Sympathy with the family and friends of the late Maggie Whitty. Plans were made for the Special Occaision Competition.

The Guild Summer Outing takes place on Tuesday, July 5, to Glasnevin Cemetery and the Botanic Gardens with a meal on the way home. The cost is €55. If you would like to join us please ring Carol Gray at 087 2450655 or Joan Bell on 9134445.

The Raffle winners were Eithne McCoy and Carol Gray

Camross ICA

Camross ICA Guild met on Monday, June 13, in Camross Hall. Minutes, Correspondence, and Finance were dealt with by Margaret O'Gorman (Caroreigh), Margaret O'Gorman (Poulpeasty), and Breda Banville with Dympna Kelly presiding. A vote of sympathy was extended to Dympna Kelly on the recent passing of her brother-in-law, to Ann O'Gorman for the passing of her brother, and to Mary Nolan for the passing of her first cousin.

Federation Fees were collected as well as the money for the annual trip which will take place on Monday, July 4. Wenty ladies are taking part this year. The bus will be leaving Camross Hall at 8.30 a.m. It will take us shopping in Kilkenny (for two hours), to a one-hour guided tour in the Eco Village, then to the Obama Plazza (Tipperary), followed by a river cruise on the Shannon. We will finish the day back in Kilkenny for dinner. The rockery should soon be covered with lovely marigolds. We will meet next Monday (June 20) at 7 p.m. to do some further work on it.

The Daniel O'Donnell Christmas Show will take place on December 11. Anyone interested in attending will need to secure their place with a deposit of €40. The total cost, which includes dinner, is €80.

Breda Whelan most kindly agreed to host the 'Coffee Morning' which will take place in late August-beginning of September (date to be advised). This event will be in aid of the Hospice.

The National AGM took place on Saturday, May 14, in the Sheridan Hotel. It was a success with over 300 members attending, among which were 12 members from Wexford.

The Ann Power Memorial Walk for the Post-polio Support Group Ireland took place on Sunday, May 22. Dympna Kelly commented on the unfortunate small number that participated, mainly due to many ladies being away on the day. She also congratulated all that took part in the walk and for raising €274.20 for the support group. Dympna Kelly congratulated the ladies who took part in the Special Occasion Event on Wednesday, June 8, in Bree.

Marian Donnelly was especially commended for her lovely text 'Into the light with the ICA' in which she recalled the major role played by the ICA ladies when the electricity was deployed in Ireland in the 1950s. A suggestion box was circulated for ideas and suggestions of classes, activities and workshops for next year.

The Camross Guild will be hosting the Federation meeting on June 27 at 8 p.m. On the night there will be a raffle and tickets for tea will be sold on the door for €3. Much to the Ladies' delight, Breda Banville kindly agreed to pen the one minute speech on 'joining the ICA', which will be read on the night. The new issue of the ICA magazine will be available at the Federation Meeting.

The competition, which was the nicest wild flowers arrangement, was won by Marian Donnelly. Delicious teas and confectionery were served by Marian Donnelly, Peggy Doyle and Margaret O'Gorman. Dympna Kelly closed the meeting wishing all a 'nice holidays and hoping to see you all at the Federation Meeting.'

We are now taking our summer break for the months of July and August. Our next meeting will be held in Camross Hall on September 5 at 8 p.m. We will resume our activity programme with a game of bingo. The competition will be specified closer to the date. The Camross Guild wish you all a nice summer and hope to see familiar and new faces back in September.

Community Games

Hard luck to our girls badminton team who were narrowly beaten in the South Leinster final against Myshall from Carlow last Thursday. Mollie Redican Libby O'Brien Chloe Carroll Lara Murphy and Amy Dunne all played very well in some tight matches. Thanks to the parents who travelled to the match and especially to Imelda Dempsey who managed the team.

ATHLETICS FINALS: Congratulations to the 42 athletes from the Taghmon Area who competed in the County Wexford Community Games Athletics Final on Sunday, May 12, at the Hub in Enniscorthy You all did your area proud.

The children of the Taghmon Area, sporting blue and white, participated in the parade, starting the day off well by the winning of a shield for 'Best Banner'. From then on it was non stop running and field events, with a bit of sun basking on the grassy banks thrown in for good measure.

The taghmon area had participants in most of the track events, as well as grass cycling, shot putt, long jump, ball throw and long puck. Boys and girls competed across the age groupings from under-eight to under-16. For some of the younger athletes, it was their first time to run on a running track.

A fantastic effort was put in by everybody who competed. On the track, many of our athletes made it through heats to semi-finals and finals, with several of them finishing with a medal placing just barely out of reach.

Our individual medal winners across track and field events on the day were Danny Peiro Doyle under-eight 60m Sprint - second place, Chloe Goff under-eight 80m Sprint - third place, Muireann Hore under-14 Shot Putt - second place, Orlaith O'Hanlon under-14 Grass Cycling - first place, Aisling Kelly under-14 Long Jump - first place.

The Taghmon Area entered three relay teams, two of which made it to medal placings. The under-13 Mixed Relay team Chloe O'Toole, Ben O'Toole, Chloe Doyle and Daniel Ruane (together with team subs Orla Roche Kelly and Patrick Monaghan) took second place. The under-14 Girls Team of Aisling Kelly, Muireann Hore, Derbhla O'Hanlon and Orlaith O'Hanlon took third place in a breathtakingly close finish.

Congratulations to our medal winners and best of luck to Aisling Kelly and Orlaith O'Hanlon who have qualified to enter the National Community Games Festival in Athlone in August. We wish those athletes from the Taghmon area who were unable to compete due to illness a speedy recovery. To those unable to enter due to State exams, we wish you every success.

GAA Notes

The lotto jackpot was'nt won last week, the winning numbers were 14, 17, 19, and 24. There were two match-three winners: David Foley Cloghulitagh, and Rita Nolan Hayestown. Next week's jackpot will be €3,200.

Good luck to Ian Carty on the Wexford junior football team this Tuesday night in the Leinster final v Louth.

The GAA Club are running a 24-hour walk Benefit night for Johnny Waters, its on Friday, July 1, starting at 8 p.m. till Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Walking track in the Center, no cost, donation bucket on the night, barbecue on the Saturday evening five till 8 p.m., open to everybody that wants to walk for an hour.

Coiste na nog

Under-8s have a very busy week ahead, they play Fethard on Wednesday evening in football and are out again on Saturday morning when they play Crossabeg in hurling, enjoy the games boys. under-12s have a home game on Tuesday evening at 7.30 p.m. v Ballymitty.

The under-12s played Fethard in football on Friday last, andit was a very enjoyable game with some great scores by both sides. We had up to 20 players on the night with some of the younger lads showing up really well. This week we have hurling against Kilmore away.

Congratulations to Shane Lacey, Alex Gondard and Eoin McLoughlin who were part of the under-17 Wexford South hurling team who participated in the Celtic Challenge competition over the last seven weeks. The competition concluded in Nowlan Park on Saturday with the finals of the divisions taking place. Wexford South overcame Kerry in their All-Ireland final on a score line of Wexford South 4-11 Kerry 2-15, well done all.

Caroreigh Parents Council

The boys of fifth and sixth Classes are in the Rackard League Rounders Final on Friday next the 24th at 12.30 p.m. in Taghmon, they are meeting either Crossabeg or Newbawn. The team members are Jack Barron, James Doran, Oisín Ó Faoileán, Evan O'Grady, Mark White, Shane Codd, Jordan Moran, Val Whitty, Brian Banville, Paddy Nolan and Devan Colfer. Many thanks to their teacher and coach, Mr Cousins. All support would be greatly appreciated and we wish the boys the best of luck.

Also, this Wednesday, June 22, the school are running a Sponsored Walk to fund the purchase of guitars for the introduction of guitar lessons to the music curriculum and to subsidize the provision of PE, which includes swimming and gymnastics lessons. The walk will be commencing at 11.15 a.m. from the School, and your sponsorship of the children would be very much appreciated.

Camross Drama Group

After a short break following the successful run of the 3-act play,'It's the Real McCoy', readings and rehearsals are already under way for the 1-act plays to be staged in the autumn.

A members' meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at 8 p.m. in Caroreigh Old School. All welcome, especially persons interested in acting or helping backstage in the 1-acts. Call 086 6038989 for more information and Like Camross Drama Group on Facebook.

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