Monday 14 October 2019

Around the Districts


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €6,600 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 7, 9, 22 and 27. 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

Under-11 All Blacks AFC schoolboys shared a 10 goal thriller with Wexford Celtic today. Despite been 5-2 down at one stage the lads kept battling and got the game back to 5-5, with goals by Jamie, JJ and Fionn.

The under-13s All Blacks AFC schoolboys suffered a 3-0 defeat away at the weekend. Last year's double champions Gorey Celtic showing great winning ways once again. The All Blacks look forward to better days ahead. A special mention for Lee Kelly and Luck Farrell. Both played very well. Great work rate provided which was to be admired. Well done to all teams and keep the heads up boys.

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.

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 on Mondays from 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


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Ann McCarthy Dublin and formerly of Bridgetown who sadly passed away last week and whos remains were laid to rest in Mayglass cemetery following her funeral Mass in Mulrankin. May she rest in peace.

Mayglass School

During the recent past pupils of Mayglass primary school received a surprise when computer scientist Dr Eamonn Keogh made a flying visit to the school. As part of his visit Eamonn gave a talk to the pupils of fourth, fifth and sixth class on finger prints and DNA.

Both pupils and teachers gave their full attention as Eamonn explained how the different types of fingerprint can be used to solve crimes. Dr Keogh was joined by his sister Fiona Power and her son Tommy who is a pupil in the school. This visit marked the first time that Dr Keogh gave a talk in the county and we thank him for affording the school his time.


The Halfway House Ballycogley was the place to be during the recent past when the local 'watering hole' held a weekend of song and dance with revellers traveling from far and wide. Local groups played a major role in the event and were joined by the Hacklers, Gangsters and Big Jelly. Buses brought fans to and from the venue and a great weekend of music and craic was had by all.

Drama News

The Ballycogley Players were delighted to be asked to perform some sketches at a fundraiser in Camross Hall on Sunday, September 25. Well done to all the other artists who took part. Thanks also to the organisers and audience who made us feel so welcome. We enjoyed the craic.

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 held its first pongo session on Sunday, October 9, 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.


All sections are back in full swing and are making use of good weather. Last week Cubs and Scouts had night hike from White Hole to Social Centre followed by Hot Chocolate, marshmallows and bikkies. Beavers went to Secret Garden Rosslare on Saturday, exploring the gardens, trails and fairy house hunting. Ventures had a weekend bivy on Forth Mountain where they set up temporary shelter, hiked the trails and slept outdoor overnight.

St Fintan's NS

The parents' association of St Fintan's National School held its annual general meeting on Wednesday, September 28. The association would like to thank all those who attended the AGM and also it's outgoing committee for their hard work and dedication over the past year.

The newly elected committee for the coming year includes; Chairperson Peter Thompson, Vice-Chairperson Elizabeth Ganly, Secretary Jenny Doyle, Treasurer Elaine Cullen and PRO Ciara Day. All parents are invited to attend the monthly meeting's throughout the school year.

Tomhaggard centre

The Tomhaggard Social Centre AGM took place on Tuesday, October 4, with following committee elected for the coming year. Chairman Fintan Murphy, Vice Chair Peter Kehoe, Secretary Breda Hayes, Treasurer Eleanor Devereux. Committee Fr Jim Doyle, Con Doyle, Nick Hayes, Angela Byrne, Mary Boggan and Fr Denis Doyle. The committee are delighted to announce that sufficient money have been raised to clear the outstanding debt on the social centre. They wish to express their sincere thanks to everyone who has volunteered, helped, sponsored prizes and supported the many fundraising events over the past seven years.

Centre Activities - Women's Shed Mon 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome. Yoga Mon 6-7.30 p.m. Art Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Scouts Wed 7-8.30 p.m. and Sat 10-11.30 a.m. Drama Mon Tuesday and Thursday 8.10 p.m. Reading Room open to the public when centre in use. Great selection of books to read, borrow or swop. Centre available for hire. Enquiries087 6858480.

Women's Shed

Last Monday Helen Skrine visited the Shed and gave a talk on Meditation and Healthy Eating. Next week it's Patchwork with Angela and Kay.

The Shed are going to Knitting and Stitching Show on October 22. Spaces are available on bus for anyone interested in attending, stopping at Jack Whites for meal on way home. Enquiries 087 6315425.

Our Lady's Island

GAA club Gear

An order for Our Lady's Island GAA Club gear will be placed with O'Neills on Monday, October 17. This is the last order before Christmas. Half-zips: kids sizes €30, 13-14 €36, adult sizes €39. Hoodies: kids sizes €30, 13-14 €35, adult sizes €40. Round neck tshirts: kids sizes €18, 13-14 €21, adult sizes €24. Polo shirts: 13-14 €28, adult sizes €31. Rain Jacket: kids sizes €30, 13-14 €35, adult sizes €39. Skinny pants: kids sizes €28, 13-14 €34, adult sizes €34. Knicks: 24' and 26' €14, 28' to 38' €18. Socks: small sizes €5.50, large sizes €7.50

Contact Suzanne at 087 9598158 to place order and arrange payment before the 17th.

Old School Cards

On Tuesday, October 4, four people tied for first place, Liam Wright, Kitty Corish, Brian O'Leary and Tom Gaul all with two games each, Kitty Corish won the steak. Cards every Tuesday in the Old Hall 8.30 sharp, €5 admin, winner takes % pot, tea coffee all welcome

Sewing Group

Tacumshane Sewing Group will meet in the Old Schoolhouse this Thursday, October 13, at 7 p.m. For more details contact Kitty Griffin 087 9233296 Frances 086 8118967.

Mellon Educate

A fundraising Variety Show in aid of Mellon Educate takes place this Friday, October 14, at 8.30 p.m. in Riverbank House Hotel. Admission €10. Your support is very much appreciated by Volunteer Mary Moloney. ALL money raised help to build a school in an impoverished township in South Africa. A great night is promised.

Recycle Old Clothes

Recycle your unwanted clothing and help raise money for Broadway NS 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.

Presentation to Fr Nolan

Fr Nolan will return to the parish on Thursday, November 3, for a social evening in the Community Centre. A presentation will be made to him, and during the coming week, envelopes will be delivered to every house to enable all to contribute as they wish. The envelopes will be collected a week later.


Congratulations to Vincent Myles, Ballysheen who won split-the-pot last week receiving €211. Draw will take place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass. Envelopes available at O'Dohertys, Post Office, Lobster Pot, Butler's St Iver's, Meyler's Millhouse and in hall after Sunday Mass. All proceeds to Church Restoration Fund. Thanks to all concerned.

Rosslare Strand

Kids Tennis Lessons

Coach Svibor will be at Rosslare Community and Sports Centre every Friday from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. €5 per child. Suitable from first - sixth class. Booking Essential at 053 9132202 Training ongoing till Halloween break - if weather is bad we will be indoors.


Would you like to learn how to refurbish a tub chair and you get to take it home with you afterwards?

Shabby Chic Workshop is starting on Wednesday, November 9 and continuing on November 16 and 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. €50 per person (includes chair). Booking Essential as numbers limited at 053 9132202. Find our event on Facebook at Upcycling Workshop. Please ensure you are available for all three nights before booking your place.


Ongoing activities at Rosslare Community/Sports Centre area s follows. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

NEW: Forever Fit Active 60's - Starting Saturday, October 8, at 11.30 a.m. Fun gentle fitness. Booking Essential to know numbers €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339.

Tumbao Fitness and Dance - Wed at 7 p.m., €6 per person/Call Dimitri at 085 2112975. Salsa Dance - Wed at 8 p.m., €6 per person/Call Dimitri at 085 2112975. Urban Funk Dance School - Monday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. = 7-12 years and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 13 + yrs €6 (payg) Call 089 2229661.

Life Drawing Classes - If interested call Paula 089 2112313. Circuit Training - Tuesdays at 9.30 a.m. €5 - Felix 085 1165048. Pilates - Back Friday, September 9, at 10 a.m. €7 per class or (€25 x five pre-booked class) Call Theresa 089 4620552. Tai Chi - Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30 a.m. on the beach. Forever Fit - Saturdays at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) - Call 087 9713339.

St Paul's Athletics Club - Mon and Wed at 5.30 p.m. - Call Leo at 086 3103417. Menapians Athletics Club Thursday at 7 p.m. - Call David at 085 1621700. Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine 086 8177679 Men's Sheds - Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim 087 6815029. Women's Sheds - Thursday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Anne - 086 8293833.

Rosslare Badminton Club - Meet every Saturday at 11 a.m., new players welcome. €3. Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 10 a.m. New players welcome. €2. Rosslare Boxing Club - Tuesday and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Suitable from 9+yrs Call Mark 086 8975979.

Couch to 5K

Are you interested in starting running? Would you like to be able to run a 5k? Our eight-week program is for you. Starting soon on Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre. Call Dee at 089 4824892 for more info.

underage soccer

Rosslare Strand Schoolboys/girls AFC - under-9 and under-10 Boys train on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.,U11 Boys Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.,U14 Boys Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., under-10 Girls Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-12 Girls Monday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-14 Girls Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Rosslare Boxing Club

Training every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre. We welcome new and returning members aged nine and older to come along join in and give it a go, Registration Details given on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

Web Event

A Web Event with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle. based on Best Seller and Oprah's Book Club Selection, 'A New Earth' by Eckhart Tolle, is ongoing till December 13, (except October 25 and November 1-midterm break) at Rosslare Community and Sports Centre from 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Tea or coffee and Snack provided) €6 per week for 10 Weeks. (p.a.y.g)

For any queries call Theresa at 089 9759605 or Rosslare Community and Sports Centre 053 9132202. Book can be purchased in all good book stores and online sites.


Lollitots can take your school-going child before and after school, for information please contact 053 9132770.

Race night

A race night in aid of St Mary's Rosslare Coiste na nÓg will be held in Cushens, Tagoat on Friday, October 28, at 9 p.m. Please come along and support our fundraiser and enjoy and evening of guaranteed fun.

Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns are holding a Thank You Reception on Thursday, October 13, at midday in Cois Barry Community House. This is an open invitation to Everyone who helped us in achieving the excellent results this year. Refreshments will be served.

It is a community event and we also welcome people who might be interested in joining our team of volunteers or who might like to learn more about what we do and what plans we have for the future. Also we will be presenting the Awards for the Best Kept Estates.

We look forward to seeing you; for further information Please contact any of the following numbers: Eamonn at 086 2270198; Ray at 086 8337324; Margaret at 086 1257487.

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