Wednesday 13 December 2017

Around the Districts

Aideen O'Keeffe, Claire O'Keeffe and Siobhán Hayes at 'The Magic of the Musicals' in The Talbot Hotel.
Aideen O'Keeffe, Claire O'Keeffe and Siobhán Hayes at 'The Magic of the Musicals' in The Talbot Hotel.



Dancing continues ever Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music by 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.

There will be a bus pick up drop off service from your house covering all areas to the social dance nights every Thursday night. A cover charge of €10 will include bus fare, admission to the dance, door prize entry and refreshment. For bus contact Markie Sinnott 087 2407755.

Bravery Award

Congratulations to Shane Roche son of Margaret and Dermot Roche Lacken on his nomination for the Pride of Australia award. Shane was nominated for his heroic rescue of his friend during a ferocious shark attack in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. The pride of Australia award celebrates the unsung heroes of the community.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to the Cummins family Danescastle on the death of their mother Nora Cummins née Moynihan last Wednesday. Nora was in her mid-eighties and is survived by her daughters Catherine, Marie, and Noreen, sons Séamus and Paul and her sister Nancy relatives and many friends. Her remains were brought to Carrig church on Friday for 2 p.m. mass with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Bridge News

Results for August 30: First Lorrie Butler and Breda O'Connor, second Angela Stebbings and Carmel Kehoe, third Watt Hayes and Mary Cosgrove, fourth Paddy Whitty and Patsy Farrell.

Carrig-on-Bannow Bridge Club are hosting a Coffee/Tea and Confectionery Evening on Tuesday, September 20, in aid of Wexford Hospice. During bridge game please donate to this great organisation and in return enjoy a slice of delicious home cooked confectionery

Harvest Festival

Duncormick Harvest Festival, a fabulous festival of food, music, art and crafts, games, children's' entertainment and much more, is being held on October 1 and 2. Please come along for a great day of entertainment - You've got to be there.

By order of the county Council road closures and diversions will be in operation in Duncormick village, from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. on October 2. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation.

GAA club notes

The lotto jackpot is €5,000 and will take place on Tuesday night. Tickets can be purchased from the Post office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg Wellingtonbridge or from any Club Officer down in the complex. Cost is €2 per ticket or a book of six only €10.

Well done to the Junior Hurling squad who have entered the county semi-final after their great win over Clongeen on Sunday last. Final score Bannow/Ballymitty 2-12 Clongeen nine points.

Also on Sunday morning the under-12 Boys won their Group Shields Football Final in Ferns. Well done to everyone involved all photos and match reports on the Facebook page.

Congratulations to the under-10 camogie team who won their final in Ferns on Saturday last. Great achievement ladies.

The under-12 girls football squad won their Shield Final against Starlight on Sunday morning. Well done to the team and to Sarah Meyler their trainer on their great achievement.

Our under-14 boys football team have secured themselves into a County Final after a great win over Adamstown during the week. Thanks to Meanie for the photos.

Well done to the boys and a to all involved.

This Saturday the Intermediate Football team will play in the county semi-final in Wexford Park at 2 p.m. They will play Ballyhogue in a very important game. Your support would be appreciated by everyone involved. We wish them all the very best of luck.

The junior camogie ladies have their semi-final on Sunday the 25th against Oylegate. Please check sports page for time and venue. Wishing Davy McDonald Bid O'Sullivan and Pat Fitzharris and the team the very best of luck.

The club is organising a Christmas Market on Sunday, December 4, in our complex. Anyone interested in this event please contact Pauline Fitzharris 086 3534878 or Joeanne Roche 086 3022840.

All details of Fixtures/times and the Ladies Car Treasure Hunt are on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Corach Ramblers fc

This week's split-the-pot took place in Stafford's of Tullycanna and the winner of the €701 jackpot was William 'Millhouse' Sinnott. Thanks again to everyone for your continued support.

A-team went away to ferns today and had a good 3-1 win. We started slowly and didn't trouble ferns till the half hour mark when Daz Sinnott just failed to get on the end of a Niall Harney pass. We took the lead soon after when after a good move John (hermi) staples went past two men and finished to the net for a 1-0 half time lead. We went 2-0 up less than a minute into the second half when hermi got on the end of another great move and finished clinically to the net, one minute later it was 3-0 when Niall Harney was on the end of a similar move and easily beat the keeper. Ferns got a consolation goal towards the end to leave it 3-1 at full time. It was a good display from us on the whole but still room for improvement

The B team were at home today against carne. Corach controlled the game throughout the match but ended up losing the game 3-2. We went behind early in the first half and conceded again just before half time. We had a chance to pull one back when we were awarded a Peno but it wasn't converted. We started the second half determined to put things right and got our first from a corner and Adrian Murphy scored with a brilliant header. Unfortunately they got their third soon after but we kept the fight going and Mj doran got our second. Could have easily got the win but it wasn't to be but we'll put things right next week.

A mixed bag this weekend for the underage boys, the under-11s had a tough day away to Oylegate on Saturday morning. Going down 6-1, they were 5-0 down at half time but showed great determination in the second half. Cian Rossiter scored a brilliant penalty 10 mins into the second half but the boys conceded a sixth five minutes later. Overall they stood up well in the second half after the disappointing first half. The under-13 boys had a brilliant win away to Bree Utd, goals from Seán Murphy and Joe Devlin saw us go in 2-1 up at half time, due largely to a man of the match performance from Bree's young goal keeper who pulled off numerous fantastic saves to keep the home side in it.

A third goal for Corach finished off by Cillian Cullen looked to have finished the tie before a fight back from the home side saw them pull level at 3-3. With five minutes left on the clock a brilliant finish from Ben Smith sealed the win for Corach.

Under-15s lost out 4-0 to a stronger, more physical St Leonards side. Down 3-0 at HT, the lads kept it much tighter in the second half and will be looking to bounce back in their next game in a fortnight's time.

Ballymitty NS

We are all settled in. Welcome to our new Junior Infants. We hope they have a wonderful school life in Ballymitty NS

Parent/Toddler Group - Due to increased numbers in the Playschool this year the parent and Toddler group will be held in Ballymitty School, starting on Wednesday, October 5. It will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-midday. €2.50 per child. This will be an opportunity for parents and children to get together, play games, sing songs etc. If anybody has any toys, books or games for 0-five-year-olds in good condition please drop them into the school. Contact us at 051 561324 for any enquiries.

Opening Year Mass - this is on Friday, September 23, at 10 a.m. to celebrate being back together in school. We also have Friendship week on Monday the 19th - Friday, September 25, to encourage all of us to be kind and work together.

Parents' council - Our parents' council AGM will be held on October 5 at 8 p.m. in the school. We invite all parents to come along.

Wexford Rally Club - Thank you to Wexford Rally Club for coming to our school and giving a talk onroad safety. It was very informative and the children had a great time.

Table quiz

Camross Drama Group are running a charity table quiz on Friday, October 23, at 8.30 p.m. in Rochford's Bar, Camross. The proceeds will go to the Post-Polio Support Group Ireland. Come along, have some fun and exercise the brain for this worthy cause. Table of four, €20. Raffle and spot prizes.

AA Open Public Meeting

An Open Public Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will take place in St. Michaels Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Friday September 30 at 8.30 p.m. This meeting is open to all and will include speakers from AA and Al-Anon.

Details of AA meetings in Ireland can be found on or by phone at 01 8420700.


Mental Health Workshop

Wexford Mental Health Association are hosting a Mind your Mental Health Workshop facilitated by Linda Thorpe, Area Development Officer at Mental Health Ireland in Henrietta Street, Wexford on September 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-day workshop is suitable for everybody. For further information, please contact Theresa at 053 9140610 Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Tomhaggard centre

Ongoing activities at Tomhaggard social centre: Women's Shed continues Mondays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome. Scouts. Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. cubs scouts and ventures. Saturdays 10 a.m.-11.30 a.m. beavers - places available in some sections. Yoga Mondays 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Art. Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Irish Dancing enquiries 087 9364255. Hall available to hire - please contact 087 6858480.

ARA activities

The planned indoor bowls for September 21 at 2.30 p.m. has been rescheduled for Tuesday Evening the 20th at 7 p.m. Carrick on Bannow who attend our table quizzes are holding a Fun table quiz in the Community Centre on Thursday, September 22, at 8 p.m. Your attendance would be appreciated.

On Friday, September 23, the Kilmore Seals will take on Enniscorthy ARA at 11.30 a.m. in Enniscorthy. On Wednesday the 28th of Sept at 2 p.m. the at-home derby match between the Kilmore Seals and the Kilmore Gulls will take place. Supporters are requested for this match which will be held in the Stella Maris Centre.

Church Gate Collection

I would like to thank the people of Kilmore Parish for their generosity during our recent church gate collection for the Severally Intellectually Disabled. The amount collected was €457.13. This is greatly appreciated. Also a word of thank's to our collectors.

Michael English

To mark Mulrankins Church Bicentenary, Michael English and his band will be performing in cabaret at Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford on November 24 at 8.30 p.m. Tickets €20, please call 087 9136932,087 2052820, also available at Whites hotel reception. This promises to be a great occasion so book early to avoid disappointment.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Declan Bates, Tullibards, Bridgetown and Jennifer Farrell, Bridgetown South who were married last Friday. We wish this couple many happy years of married life together.

Baby Girl

Congratulations to Amy O'Brien and John Sheridan Ballygrangins, Kilmore on the birth of a baby girl recently.


Congratulations to Karl Konarski, Lanaghbeg, Kilmore and Katie Nolan, Enniscorthy who got engaged recently

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.

AA Open Public Meeting

An Open Public Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will take place in St. Michaels Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Friday September 30 at 8.30 p.m. This meeting is open to all and will include speakers from AA and Al-Anon. The purpose is to provide information to individuals and/or their families who are concerned about the impact that alcohol is having on their lives.

Check out or by phone at 01 8420700.

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