Thursday 18 January 2018

Around the Districts

At the launch of the 64th annual Guinness Wexford Singing and Swinging Pubs Competition in The Talbot Hotel on Tuesday evening were Eamonn O'Brien, Anne O'Brien, Siobhan Sinnott and Denis Sinnott.
At the launch of the 64th annual Guinness Wexford Singing and Swinging Pubs Competition in The Talbot Hotel on Tuesday evening were Eamonn O'Brien, Anne O'Brien, Siobhan Sinnott and Denis Sinnott.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €6,300 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 John and Seán Og Moore shared in this prize. Last week's numbers were 2, 3, 9 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

All Black AFC Senior men Division four result. All Backs AFC four, Carne 4. Carne with home advantage on the day. Scoring for All Blacks were Shane Sinnott two and John Codd 2. Well done guys, looking forward to home leg success. All Blacks U - 12 Div 1A Fixture schoolboys home game result Saturday the first Oct, 16.

Much improved performance by our boys. Great spirit to the end. Difficult wind made game conditions challenging. All Blacks AFC hit the net first and continued with a second score, things going favourably at home. Wexford Celtc came back with a strong bench in the second half. Wexford Celtic soon came to grips with the game running in four unanswered goals. Final result 4-2. Fair play to both teams. Great game well done.

NEW VETTING SYSTEM - The Football Association of Ireland will embrace a new e-vetting system that allows all Garda Vetting applications to be processed online. The new procedure will come into effect from September 5, as the FAI switches to an online portal. From this date, a new 'Vetting Invitation Form' will replace the current Garda vetting form. This should be completed and returned to the FAI, along with the current Garda ID Validation form. Both of these forms will be available to download from fai.-vetting

Upon receipt of a 'Vetting Invitation Form' and 'Garda ID Validation Form' the applicant will be emailed an invitation to complete the Garda Vetting process online.

If a garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17 years old, the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form (NVB 3).

Please note: If you are not Garda Vetted through the FAI, you should not undertake any work in a paid or voluntary capacity with children or vulnerable persons in football in accordance with FAI Rule 75 and the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016.


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 please call 087 9136932,087 2052820 are also available at the hotel reception. This promises to be a great occasion so book early to avoid disappointment.

fintans 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.

St Fintan's Underage

It was a hard fought battle with the lads only pulling away in the final five minutes but they did it. Juvenile County winners..Well done to all the panel and management on your win today and for all the hard work put in throughout the season. The boys still have a Football semi - final to contest so hopefully the season will carry on for another few weeks for this bunch of great lads.

100th Birthday

Congratulations to our neighbour and good friend Mrs Kathleen Barden who celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends during the recent past.

Fuel Allowances

Its that time of year when we need to be thinking about our fuel needs for the winter especially for our senior citizens. There are a number of categories that qualify for the €22.50 per week and its the seniors we want to encourage for this allowance if they have not already done so.

For more information and application forms please call to the Kilmore SCOPE information centre in the AOH hall Bridgetown, Mon 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact numbers 053 9175523 or 085 8098981.

Community website.

The Ballymore/Maylass development committee web-site is now up and running at It is just starting and over time it will contain updates on community developments, an events calendar and any other news. To submit any items to it you can email them to

Tomhaggard centre

The AGM of the centre will take place on Tuesday, October 4, at 8.30 in the centre.

Regular activities Women's Shed Mondays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome; Yoga Mondays 6-7.30 p.m.; Scouts/cubs/ventures Wed 7-8.30 p.m.; Beavers Saturday 10-11.30 a.m.; Watercolour Art Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Ballycogley Players Mon/Tues/Thur 8 p.m.

Reading Room open to public when centre in use. Great selection of books Irish Dancing enquiries 087 9364255 Hall available for hire. Enquiries 087 6858480.

Knitting/Stitching Show

The Women's Shed are going to the Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS on Saturday, October 22. There are some places available on the Bus if anyone is interested in joining them. They plan on stopping for meal on way home. Cost of bus depends on how many travel. Enquiries 087 6315425.

Drama News

The Ballycogley Players are busy rehearsing for both the three act and 1-act plays at present. The one acts will be staged from Thursday the 27th to Sunday, October 30, in St Michael's hall, Thomas Street, Wexford. More details later.

The cast and director of next year's three act circuit play 'Lay me down softly' had a visit from the playwright Billy Roche on Thursday night last and a very worthwhile and encouraging rehearsal took place. We would like to thank Billy for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and meet with us.

Ceili postponed

The Sunday Ceili planned for Sunday, October 23, has been postponed due to the vintage run taking place that day. For upcoming events please check our events calendar

Bargy Vintage Club

Bargy Vintage Club will hold its annual road run on Sunday, October 23, Starting from Ballycogley. Registration from 11 a.m., please arrive early to allow a 1 p.m. start. Refreshments before and after, all proceeds to local charities For further info please call 087 7683820 or 086 2550704.

Pongo is back

It's that time of year again when Bridgetown community development group will hold there pongo session on Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m. in the AOH hall Bridgetown. It will be held every second Sunday there after. Hope to see you there.

Table quiz

A fun fundraising table quiz in aid of Bridgetown Men's Shed will be held on October 19 in Greenacres bar and lounge Tenacre at 8.30 p.m.

Our Lady's Island

quiz night

Please support the Mellon Educate Quiz Night in Meyler's, Tacumshane this Friday, October 7, at 8.30 p.m. Cost is €30 per table. Refreshments served. Volunteer Mary Moloney will travel in November to help build a school in an impoverished township. Thank you for your support over past year's.

Clothes Collection

Recycle your unwanted clothing and help raise money for Scoil Mhuire, Broadway. Good quality clothing, bedding (sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers, blankets), curtains, towels, hats, belts, handbags and shoes (please tie shoes together using laces). NO soiled items, duvets or pillows. Please drop off your bagged clothing at the school any time up to Friday, October 21.

Night Round the Fire

Tacumshane Old School presents the first Night Round the Fire of the season on Friday, October 7, at 8.30 p.m. Come along to an entertaining night that's gathering its own cult following, you don't have to sing, or tell a story if you come along, but you will be expected to laugh, clap and cry with the variety of talent on offer. Tea Coffee served. Fee admission, all welcome


Congratulations to Peg Ellard, Airdownes who won split-the-pot last week receiving €206. Draw will take place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass. Envelopes available at O'Dohertys, Post Office, Lobster Pot, Butler's St Iver's and Meyler's Millhouse. All proceeds to Church Restoration Fund. Thanks to all concerned

Tacumshane Old School

The school re-opened to a full house on Sunday, September 18, with the weather failing to dampen the spirits of the parish. We had an attendance of over 100 people listening to our talented Tommy Doyle give a brief history on the project.

Past and present parish priests Father Nolan and Father Cogley speaking of the importance of the building and also blessing the building, followed by words of wisdom and wise crack from past teachers Terry Fortune and Leanie Kielthy (Keating) who subsequently re-opened the school.

Ger Carthy spoke with a sense of local pride towards the project. Kitty Griffin presented the hall with wall hanging that really has to be seen to be believed for the level of detail in the sewing afforded to it, Rose Morris presented Father Nolan with a painting 'Baby Jesus and Virgin Mary', and Peg Murphy for the cross stitched picture. Chris Doyle presented Father Nolan with a gift from the Parish Council in appreciation for his work over the past few years.

The Old School committee of Janet Devereux, Liam Wright, Tommy Doyle, Val Sinnott, Audrey Devereux, John Byrne and Tom Gaul, would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who bought a ticket or sponsored something over the past two 1/2 years and providing the all important funding for this project, we also thank all the voluntary labour, local donors, grant schemes, and our local councillor Ger Carthy for all his efforts.

We want you all to use this facility as often as you can, and by doing so you will be contributing to the social fabric of Tacumshane, our parish identity and parish lifeblood. Please feel free to contact any committee member if you have any ideas for the old school or if you would like to use the hall for any local group or class.

Old School Cards

On September 27 Denny Kehoe makes it three in-a-row winning the cards again, Billy Stafford won the steak. Cards every Tuesday in the old hall 8.30 sharp, €5 adm.

Underage GAA. The GAA season for our younger age groups has no came to an end. The Under-sixes and under-eights showed great skill and determination at a hurling blitz in St Mary's Rosslare. The under-eights put in brilliant display of football at the Watt Kelly Blitz which was held in Ballymore. The under-10s have now finished all matches with one final hurling blitz to take place in Kilmore in the coming weeks. The under-12s have had mixed fortunes, the hurlers were beaten in their shield final but the older footballer were successful in their shield final.

Under-14s were beaten in their hurling final against Oylegate and will play the semifinal next Thursay sixth against St Mary's maudlintown.

The under-16s won their Shield final last weekend against Moguegeen Gaels on a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-11. They are awaiting their football final fixture in the coming weeks.

The minor hurlers are still awaiting their final fixture v Cloughbawn. Well done to all players and their mentors on a successful season

GAA. Lotto

The GAA. Lotto jackpot now stands at €6,3000 the following shared in this week's match-three prize Suzanne Ellard (seller Suzanne Ellard), Paudie Cullen (seller Butler's Pub) The winning numbers were 2, 3, 9 and 23. Thanks for all your support.

Wexford People

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