Sunday 21 January 2018

Around the Districts


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €5,400 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 numbers were 4, 7, 18 and 23. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit Wexford

Hi energy Dancefit classes in Ballycogley continue on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Plus 'Forever Active 55's +' Mondays at 11.30 a.m. A more gentle exercise class to music. Kilmore Forever Active 55+ on Tuesday at 2 p.m. All 'pay as you go'. Join in any time.

All Blacks AFC

Congratulations to this week's winner Chris Casey who won €402 in our split-the-pot Draw No 35. Thank you to all our selling agents and our draw entrants in your continued support weekly.

All Blacks AFC under-eight/under-nine Schoolboys training commences next Tuesday the 13th Sept, 2016 at 7 p.m., in Casey Park. Further registration can be accommodated on the night. All registered players we are delighted to announce our new manager of the under-eight/9 as David Coughlan Tel 087 9439652. Assisting David will be David Rice. Please bring all essentials on the night, including drink and warm suitable clothing.

All Blacks AFC wish to announce an event with a worthy cause. A 5km walk/run is being organised this Sunday, September 11, at 11 a.m. in the St Martin's GAA pitch in Piercestown. This is in aid of the Ronald McDonald House. This facility is used to assist with accommodation needs for parents attending Crumlin Hospital with sick children. All support would be much appreciated. Children participating are very welcome.

The All Blacks AFC under-13 Div one game Forth Celtic Vs all Blacks on Tuesday, September 13, is now kicking off at 6.15 sharp due to darkness setting in.

Women's Shed

Meetings continue in Tomhaggard social centre on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome. If you're interested in learning new skills, sharing your own skills, or just want to hang out with like minded ladies over a cuppa and chat why not give it a go. Reading Room open to public at the same time.

Irish Dancing

Classes are starting in Tomhaggard social centre on Wednesday, September 14, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Girls and boys are welcome from three years upwards. For more information phone 087 9364255.


Meetings resume in Tomhaggard social centre on Wednesday, September 14, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. for cubs, scouts and ventures while beavers resume on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m.-11.30 a.m. Cub section is full, and there is limited space in other sections.

Tea Party/Craft Fair

Well done to all those who were involved in organising the Afternoon Tea Party/Craft Fair on Saturday, September 3, in Tomhaggard Social Centre. It was a fantastic afternoon and those who were lucky enough to attend were treated to a lovely cuppa and a gorgeous selction of very tasty sandwiches, cakes, buns and sweet treats. Various arts and crafts stalls were on display in the main hall with some lovely bits and bobs on display. The evening ended with comedy sketches by the Ballycogley Players and were thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Ballycogley Players

The 3-act play for the 2017 season has been chosen by director Breda Hayes. 'Lay me down softly' by Billy Roche will be the production that we will stage next year at the drama festivals with the following cast, Seán Carthy, Jack Allen, Ellen Cloney, Paddy McGuire, Chris Maddock and Trish Boyce.

The 1-act plays will take place during the Wexford Opera Festival from Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, October 30 in St Michael's hall, Thomas Street, Wexford. For more information please contact Fintan Murphy 087 6812690.

Breakfast Morning

Breakfast Morning will be held in Kilmore hall on Sunday, September 18, from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Full Irish Breakfast €5, with proceeds in aid of Tomhaggard social centre.


To mark the Bicentenary of Mulrankin church Michael English and his band will be performing in cabaret at Clayton Whites Hotel Wexford on November 24 at 8.30 p.m. Tickets costing €20 are avauilable by calling 087 9136932 or 087 2052820 and are also available at the hotel reception. This promises to be a great occasion so book early to avoid disappointment.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Christine Catherine, Newport, Chiswick, London and formerly of Bridgetown, whose remains were laid to rest in Mayglass cemetery following her funeral Mass in Mayglass church. May she rest in peace.

Intermediate Football

In Oylegate on a day far from ideal for football St Fintan's exited the Ashdown park/Amber Springs Hotel intermediate football championship in a hard fought game at the hands of Bannow-Ballymitty. Following on a number of poor performances in the latter stages of the qualifiers St Fintan's were not given much hope but the return of Jim Rossitter and Donal Shanley plus the return to early season form saw the Ballymore/Mayglass men battle it out to the final whistle.

The game opened with Bannows star man Niall Harney scoring three points in the first 10 minutes but St Fintan's came back with two of their own only for Bannow to open up a six point gap but three points from the boot of Donal Shanley left just three points between the sides at the halftime break.

Early in the second half Shanley, Harney and Brosnan traded points and then a penalty kick converted by Conor Sinnott saw St Fintan's lead for the first time and this with just 10 minutes remaining. From then on till the final whistle the loyal group of supporters were treated to a ding dong battle with Bannow-Ballymitty to the fore when the final whistle sounded 0-15 to 1-11.

St Fintan's Underage

In dreadful conditions in Killurin on a week last Saturday morning Oylegate-Glenbrien and Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's served up an excellent game of hurling in the final of the New Ross Standard Div four championship. Oylegate got off to a good start scoring five unanswered points which they led by at half time. The second half saw OLI/St Fintan's fight back bravely and alate goal came close to forcing extra time but Oylegate held on for victory on a scoreline of 0-07 to 1-03.

Well done to the under-12s who had a great win in Ferns Centre of Excellence on Sunday morning last. The windy conditions didn't make it easy but the boys fought hard for every ball and score with a great team performance on the day. Hopefully the start of many winning days for these boys. Congratulations to entire panel and well done to the management team who have put in endless hours with the boys this season. Naomh Fiontan Abu.

Junior Hurling

For the second time over the last few weeks the St Fintan's club played both hurling and football in local derby games in Tagoat with Kilmore as the opposition on each occasion. Defeat in the earlier game of football did not hurt us much as last Saturdays defeat in the quarter final of the Junior A hurling championship on a scoreline of 1-14 to 4-04.

Fintan's fundraising

With autumn now upon us St Fintan's have plans are under way for their annual autumn/winter fundraiser. This year it is all about local talent with a 'Stars in your eyes'/'Fintans Got Talent' theme. Keep November 19 free folks for our Grand Finale night in Danby Lodge Hotel. We are currently finalising our various acts so stay tuned for the official event launch and insight on our contenders. We will be running various events over the coming months such as Bingo Bonanza, Bake Sale, Firewood raffle, Guess the score, table quiz and other get togethers. Anyone interested in taking part just get in touch.

Calling all families the St Fintan's Mayglass national school community fund box is up and running in Tesco. Everytime you shop at Tesco Wexford during September and October collect the blue tokens at the checkout and drop them into the box. The school is competing for a share of €1,000 and the more tokens they get the more cash they get for the school. As they say every little helps so please help raise funds for your local school.

Grotto Mass

In thanksgiving for the harvest, mass will be held at Ballycogley grotto on Tuesday, September 13, at 7 p.m. weather permitting. The choir will be present to add to the ceremonies and it is hoped that as many as possible can join together in this community celebration of faith.

English tutors required

Failte Isteach, voluntary organisation is looking for volunteers to teach English to foreign nationals living in Wexford. Tutors will teach in Wexford town two hours a week (Tuesday nights 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) in a very informal set up. Come and meet people from different countries and teach them English with the help of our own specially designed material. No qualification needed. If you want to get involved contact Aniko at 087 7519351. See


Corach News

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Tolik Asaciovas, Belgrove, Duncormick, winning €710, winning ticket was drawn by John Murphy. Thanks a million to everyone for your continued support.

The men's A-team started their season today at home to Curracloe and had a hard fought 3-2 win, we got off to a flying start when a great five man move was finished to the net by John (hermi) Staples after three minutes, we had a big let off after 10 minutes when we conceded a penalty which was excellently saved by Darren Carthy. It was 2-0 after 14 minutes when Niall Harney collected a great cross field pass and sent a rasping drive to the top corner from 20 yards. Curracloe fought back and were level at half time after we conceded two poor goals from our perspective. We came out with more purpose in the second half and created a lot more chances but had to wait till 10 minutes from time to get the winner when substitute Jon Reville sent in a great cross which was buried to the net by Darren (Daz) Sinnott. It was a good start to our division one campaign against a team that were in the premier division last season.

The Men's B team also had a winning start to the new season, coming out on top of Wexford Bohs on a 3-1 scoreline away from home. Two goals from Mj Doran and one from James Byrne made it a great first weekend of the new season for Corach Ramblers. Well done to all involved and here's to another successful season.

Corach's under-14 boys got their season off to a perfect start this evening with a fantastic 4-0 win at home v Moyne Rangers. Goals from Cathal Cummins, Ben Smith and Paddy Finn along with an 'OG' saw the boys run out comfortable winners on the night after a very good display. Every chap who lined out in the black n white gave 100% and if they can do that consistently over the course of the season, it could be even better than last season. Well done, boys.

Fun Run

There is a Fun Run/Walk/Crawl on September 18 at midday in aid of New Ballymitty Hall. Registration from 11 a.m.: €10 Adult, €5 Child. Starting and ending at Old Ballymitty Hall with prizes to be won, music and craic on the day with Johnny G Whizz and a Tea Party for all Survivors.

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing classes will resume in Ballymitty hall every Monday after school from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Girls and Boys of all ages are welcome from three yrs. Contact 087 9364255.


Dancing continues ever Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music by Pat Hogan on Thursday, September 15, Dick and Ted on Thursday, September 22, and the Wicklow Man on Thursday, September 29. All proceeds in aid of Ballymitty Handball club new build.

Charity Tea Dance

There is a Tea Dance in aid of Motor Neurone Disease in Carrig Community Hall on Friday, September 16, music by Liam Mannering and Marie, dancing from 9.30 p.m. till 12.30 a.m. admission €8. Tea and refreshments served.

Grantstown Day Care

Upcoming Events in Grantstown: Tuesday, September 13 - Shuttle Boards/Skittles in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, September 14 - Pongo in the morning and music in the afternoon. Thursday the 15th Sept - Pongo and Laughing Yoga in the morning and Sonas/Table Quiz in the afternoon.

Knitting, Crochet, and Cross Stitching classes: Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Grantstown Day Care Centre. Price €10 per class. Please contact Mary Quirke at 086 8432125 for more information.

Community Employment

Grantstown Day Care is now recruiting for the upcoming CE Scheme: Maintenance Workers, Carers, Bus Drivers and Office Administrators. To be eligible you must be over 25 years old and be in receipt of Social Welfare for 12 months or more. Signing for Credits does not make you eligible for a CE Scheme. If you would like any clarification in respect of the above, please contact Lesley Jones at 051 561016.

Line Dancing

Line dancing classes are on in Colfers Carrig-on-Bannow every Tuesday night at 8 p.m.

Dublin to Wexford cycle

Dennis Kenny is participating in the annual Dublin to Wexford cycle in aid of the Peter McVerry trust on September 17. If you are interested in sponsoring him donation cards are in the PO at Bannow and Breda's corner shop or to Dennis himself all donations welcome.

GAA club notes

Lotto numbers were 4, 10, 18 and 30. We had one winner of match-three numbers MaX Doran Knocktartan. Next jackpot is €5,000. Tickets are only €2 each or a book of six for €10.

Well done to the intermediate football team who have secured themselves into a county semi-final against Ballyhogue in Wexford Park on Saturday, September 24, at 2 p.m.

They had a one point win over St Fintan s on Saturday last in Oylegate. Well done to captain John (toe) Sinnott, the squad and their mentor's Pip Murphy, Tomas Kavanagh and Dan Brosnan.

The junior men Football team are also winners after playing St James in Horeswood. They now are in a District Final against Fethard. Well done to Caption John (Fruit )Mernagh and his teammates.

This Sunday the Ladies' Football Club have organised a Car Treasure hunt. Leaving Grantstown Complex at 12 o'clock. €20 per car and covering 15km. Many thanks to Val and Sheila Redmond on their organising of this event. Please give the club your support.

The under-12 Boys Football team played Ballyhogue in Ferns in their County Final on Sunday. All details on the Facebook page.

Deepest condolences to the McCormack Families on their recent loss.

All details of matches on our Facebook page and Twitter account

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Noleen Ryan Wellingtonbridge on the death of her father Noel McCarthy in Co Meath last weekend.

Deepest sympathy to the McCormack family on the death of Carmel Lannon née McCormack, Carmel is survived by her husband Hugh, daughter Brid, sisters Breda, Joan, Eileen, Margaret, Phyllis, Bernie and Kathleen and her brother Pat. Carmel's remains were brought to St Peter's church Ballymitty for funeral Mass at 3.30 p.m. last Thursday with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Ladies Golf society

The Abbey Ladies Golf Society were out for a scramble in Kellerig last Saturday morning.

Well done to the winning team of Brigid Doyle, Grace O'Mahony, Esther Finn & Teenie Murphy with 73.61 pts. In second place were Bridget Duffin, Ciss Wallace & Ann Banville, with 75.48 pts. NP (4th hole) Isobel Tubritt. NP (17th hole) Marie T Wall. Well done to all.

volunteer tutors

Failte Isteach, voluntary organisation is looking for volunteers to teach English to foreign nationals living in Wexford.

Tutors will teach in Wexford town two hours a week (Tuesday nights 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) in a very informal set up. Come and meet people from different countries and teach them English with the help of our own specially designed material. No qualification needed.

If you want to get involved contact Aniko at 087 7519351. See

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