Monday 16 September 2019

Around the Districts


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 Hughes shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn were 3, five,19 and 28. 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.

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. Hoping for a nice afternoon.

Summer camp

Mayglass Breakfast club and 2-3 supervision are joining with Eileen Rowe Health and Fitness to host a Summer camp at Mayglass NS on the following dates: July 5 to July 7, July 12 to July 14, August 2 to August 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. For more information or to book a place contact Nichola at 089 4145680.

Also: New for September 2016. Full afterschool Facility 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Breakfast Club will remain as normal. 2-3 supervision will remain as normal also. Spaces are limited, booking is advisable. For more information or to book a place please contact Nichola at 089 4145680.

Swim Week

Irish Water Safety Swim Week takes place on Carne Beach daily from July 11 to July 16th. All levels beginners up to Safety 4. Registration on the beach at 10 a.m. Monday, July 11,. Any enquiries call Sinéad at 087 6559323 or check out

Tomhaggard centre

WoMen's Shed continues on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome. Reading Room open at same time for anyone who wants to borrow, swop or just browse.

Dates for your diary: Tractor Road Run July 17; Afternoon tea party and Craft Fair September 3.

Scouts news

The end of year party and badge awards took place on Wednesday evening last, in glorious sunshine, at Tomhaggard social centre. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Ventures received progression and skills badges earned during the year. Thank you to parents who helped out with Refreshments and tidy up. Meetings for beavers and cubs will resume in September while Scouts and Ventures continue till end of July as there's preparation work to be done for Brumjam. All sections will take part in Kilmore Quay Seafood festival parade on July 14.


Last weekend 35th Wexford Kilmore Scouts played host to an unusual fundraising event in aid of the Syrian Refugee Crisis with over €2,200 raised.

This great idea was the brainwave of two 14-year-old scouts Josh and Haley. It was a wonderful weekend with everyone enjoying Kilmore hospitality, good weather, fun activities, all capped off by a surprise visit of Chief Scout Christy McCann and fantastic Campfire singing which could be heard all over the parish.

Thank you to the Quigley family who provided the site and services, Fr Denis Doyle and Parish, Mary Barrys, Murphys Daybreak, Pat Lambert, Bolgers Hardware, Brendan Hendrick, Jim Hurley, Elaine Walsh Sub Aqua Club, Clr Jim Moore, Chief Scout Christy McCann, Wexford Scout Co, and especially our own leaders, scouts, ventures and parents who all helped make a dream a reality.

Elected Mayor

Congratulations to Mayglass man Frank Staples who was elected Mayor of Wexford at a Municipal District Council meeting on Tuesday evening of last week. Frank takes over the mantle from Our Lady's Island man Ger Carthy and he is wished every success during his term of office. The St Fintan's ladies and gents clubs extends huge congratulations to one of our finest members on his newly appointed role. A amazing distinction which is only reflective of the kind, sincere and diligent man Frank is.

It is a huge privilege to serve as Mayor and we have no doubt Frank will fulfil the role with the utmost of commitment, energy and enthusiasm. It is an extremely proud day for Frank, his wife Trish, his sons, his extended family, friends and neighbours, least not a super proud day for St Fintan's GAA. Club and parish of Ballymore/Mayglass. We know Frank passionately believes in the power of community spirit and we look forward to supporting him over the coming year in this most honourable role. You better watch that chain though Frank, our Rose 'Barbara' is known to be fond of the bling.

We also extend congratulations to our good neighbour Ger Carthy, outgoing Mayor, on a fantastic job. It was a year of highs and lows for Wexford and Ger carried out his duties with true commitment, passion and sincerity.

St Fintan's

St Fintan's minors took to the field in Glynn-Barntown in the division three county quater final, the girls started well and were unlucky not to have put a couple of goals on the score sheet. Emma Sinnott got the first point off her left followed by an Rebecca Poppelwell point and one from center back Eimear Fahy, both sides went into the second half on three points each.

With some excellent defending from our backs once again, lead by captain Ciara Frayne the sides stayed level, with four minutes left, left back Tara Lambert made a surging run scoring an excellent point to put the Fintans ahead followed closely by points from Aisling Gouldson, Aoife Goldsmith and Eimear Fahy, final score St Fintan's 0-7 Glynn/Barntown 0-3, well done girls a great team effort, St Fintans will now play Adamstown in the semi-final.

Well done to our under-10 girls on taking the spoils against Glynn at home in the recent past. Great team performance by all 20 two girls this evening with some excellent scores taken and superb defending and special mention to Rebecca who made some excellent saves in goal. Well done girls.

The club extends it most heartfelt sympathies to the Kelly family on the shocking and sudden passing of their beloved mother, Doris Kelly. A treasured icon in our club, Doris was and always will be, as they say, one in a million. As a mark of respect our club grounds will be closed for the next few days. Our thoughts and prayers are with Richard, John, Walter, Will and Ber, her son and daughters in law, her treasured grandchildren and extended family at this desperately sad time. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam

Goodbye Doris

On Saturday last with heavy hearts we had to part company with one of our most loved. A lady who was, is and always will be, simply embedded in the very core of St Fintan's GAA Club. Doris was a small lady with a mighty heart, a deeply kind and selfless soul, a jolly and vivacious spirit who forever gave herself to others. Her cherished family and late husband Watt were her whole entity, her every being.

Her beloved St Fintan's came a close second though and for that our club was truly blessed. She was our steadfast rock on the sidelines, in hails of rain, gusty winds, glorious sunshine Doris was always there cheering on her green and yellow from the biggest of County Final games to the friendly under-six matches she was there. She was notably known for shouting at the ref, shouting at the players to get on with it.

Behind the scenes she made endless sandwiches, baked a trillion cakes, washed a trillion jerseys, sold ticket after ticket after ticket. Our club has lost a true legend. As the saying goes 'The song may have ended but the melody will linger forever in our memories.' Until the next time Dor, Naomh Fiontan Abu.

Robert Rowe chairman of the St Fintan's delivered this piece at the grave side as our friend Doris was been laid to rest and Paddy McGuire PRO of the club said a few short words during her funeral mass on the fond memories we had of the great lady.

All Blacks AFC

An Executive committee meeting will take place next Wednesday night, July 6, at 8 p.m. at the All Blacks AFC club house. Anyone interested in taking up a management role are invited to attend along with our existing managers. Fully trained positions with compulsory Gardaí Vetting and Child Protection Awareness courses. Interested in a rewarding management role, contact our club secretary Niall Tel 087 1323186 for further details.

Congratulations to our most recent winner Mary McBride in our split-the-pot Draw No 25 at the Bargy Bar, Bridgetown. Many thanks for the hospitality on the night. Thank you to all our selling agents and our draw entrants in your continued support weekly. Best wishes from our executive committee with appreciation.

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley players drama group held a very lively and productive annual general meeting in Tomhaggard social centre during the past week. Outgoing chairman Paddy McGuire opened the meeting with a vote of sympathy with Breda Hayes on the death of her mother and aunt, Terence O'Byrne on the death of his uncle, Paddy McGuire on the death of his father, the death of former group member Paddy McCormack and the Kelly family on the death of their mother Doris who was one of the groups best supporters.

The meeting continued with secretary Rachel Murphy reading the minutes of last year's meeting and also giving her report on the year just ended, treasurer Terence O'Byrne gave a detailed account on finanical matters. Paddy then gave his review of the year and thanked all the generous sponsors, supporters, Tomhaggard social centre and fellow groups for their help and he congratulated Bridge drama group on their All-Ireland success. He welcomed two new members Jack Allen and Josh Power and also welcomed back former member Chris Maddock.

He then thanked his fellow group members for their support, those involved in the fundraising which took place in Tomhaggard social centre, Kilmore NS, St Lenord's, The Hideout and at Eric and Angela O'Byrnes house wher a tea party and auction was held. Breda Hayes director of the full lenght play, Brenda Sheehy Murphy, Fintan Murphy and Nick Hayes directors of the one-act plays.He thanked and congratulated the five members of the group of who had the great honour of representing the group at Aras an Uachtarain where they met and made a presentation to the President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins.

The election of officers followed and Paddy was returned as chairman with Nick Hayes as Vice chairman, secretary Brenda Sheehy Murphy, Treasurer Terence O'Byrne and PRO Trish Boyce. Breda Hayes will direct the full lenght play for the coming season with Fintan and Vera Murphy together with Ellen Clooney directing the one acts.

Paddy closed the meeting by wishing the membership a very happy summer break. The group sends its congratulations to fellow members Fintan and Vera Murphy who celebrated 45 years of married life on Sunday last.

Open Garden

Why not join Ballymore/Mayglass ladies Eleanor Quilty, Marie Devereux and Mary Fenlon in a thank you to Jim and Alice Mernagh for their help in fundraising for Mayglass at an open garden in aid of dogs for the disabled on Sunday, July 17, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Moorfields house Wexford. Teas and coffees served.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,000. The winning numbers were 3, five,19, 28. Congratulations to the six match-three winners who each received €50. The match-three winners were Pat Hughes, Sharon Maloney, Cahills Weney Town, Lil, Kevin Murphy, Anne Sinnott. The next lottery will be held on Tuesday, July 5, and the jackpot now stands at €3,300.

Forth Walking Group

Forth Walking Group meets every Saturday Morning at 10 a.m. at lay by beside Regal Lodge. New members always welcome.

Date for your Diary

Cleariestown Tractor Run in aid of Parish Funds takes place on Sunday, July 24.

gaa golf classic

The St Anne's GAA Club annual golf classic will take place on Friday, July 15, in Wexford Golf Club. Teams of four will be €160 and Tee-Boxes/Greens can be Sponsored for €100 each. There will be the Traditional Doyle's Butchers Classic Burger on the ninth. Anyone that wants to book a Team or Sponsor a Tee-Box/Green can contact David O'Connor at 087 9207809 or by email at and Redmond Barry at 087 2195131 or by email at

Drama Camp

A Drama Camp will run from July 11 to July 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at Taghmon GAA Centre. Age four years to 14 years. Join us for summer fun. Explore drama and performance, through games, singing, dance and much more. The camp will be hosted by Paul Walsh and Jeanette Sidney Kelly. Contact Jeanette at 086 3271271 or Places are limited. €80 per child.

Cúl Camps

This year's Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp for both Boys and Girls covering Football, Hulrling and camogie will take place in St Anne's GAA Club Grounds from July 18-22. Children will get to learn GAA games from qualified coaches in a safe and fun environment. Children from six to 13 years can be registered online by clicking the following link Cost of Cúl Camp this year is as follows: First Child €55, second Child €45, third and fourth Child €40 each. Shane O'Hanlon is our Camp Co-Ordinator this year.

Wexford bus time change

Please note the change of bus times to Wexford from Duncormick and Rathangan. On Wednesdays from July 6 the bus will leave Duncormick at 10.15 a.m., Rathangan at 10.25 a.m. and arrive in Wexford at 10.35/10.45, departing Wexford at 2.30 p.m. On Saturdays from July 2 the bus departs at 1.05 p.m. from Duncormick and Rathangan at 1.10 p.m., departing Wexford at 5 p.m. There is no booking required from the village - contact 053 9196276..

Show date

The Bannow/Rathangan Show takes place on Thursday, July 14, at Killag, Duncormick with all the usual attractions and some new ones this year. Entries can be given to secretary Anne White at 053 9148847 or 087 6121008. Entry into the show is just €8 with children and OAPs free, so come along and enjoy a great day out for all the family.

Music Festival

The Tullicanna Music Festival takes place on Sunday, July 17, a Stafford's of Tullicanna, performing on the day will be Mojo, Hot Ashpphalt, Cian McGovern, Jimmy Clooney and Friends. Music starts at 5 p.m., and there will be a barbecue and Colcannon, all proceeds from the day are going to Windmill Therapeutic Centre Wexford and Wexford Able/Disabled Club Clonard.


St Mary's Day Centre

We have a few places available Monday, Wednesday and Friday for anyone interested in joining us for a bit of socialising and a lot of fun. We also do a meals on wheels service for only €6 for a three course meal freshly cooked and delivered to your door, call 053 9132624 for details.

Thank You: We would like to send huge thanks to everyone in the community that sponsored any of our fundraising events (Quiz 3C, 5K and Breakfast Morning) over the last number of months, too numerous to mention individually. We feel truly blessed to have such great support from the locality and genuinely appreciate everything you do. These funds have gone towards the painting of the interior of the centre, the new paint job really brightens up the place and looks great. Feel free to drop in and see us and what we do here. Looking forward to seeing and hearing from you all in the near future.

Steam Rally

There will be a meeting this Wednesday, July 6, at 8.30 p.m. to discuss this year's Steam Rally.

School holidays

We would like to wish the pupils (and staff) of St Mary's NS the best during their summer holidays and look forward to seeing them again in the new school year.

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