Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the Districts



The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, October 21, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Catering on Friday the 21st will be Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy and Denise Harler; catering on Friday, October 28, will be Gillian O'Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O'Shea and Geraldine Thorpe; on Friday, November 4, will be Breda Bradley, Kay McCabe and Angela Harrington; n Friday, November 11, will be Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Christine Mackey, Ann O'Brien and Eileen Moran.

Card winners on Friday, October 7, were: Michael Kavanagh, Pat Ryan, Seán Cullen, Johnny Nolan, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Matt O'Neill and John Hanley.


The communities of Raheen, Adamstown, Newbawn and surrounding areas came together on Tuesday, October 11, for the funeral Mass in Raheen Church of James Jay Banville who died in the early hours of Saturday morning after been seriously injured in Waterford City. James reposed at his step-fathers house in Raheenakennedy for two days.

Jay will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Our sympathy to his parents, Mary and Séamus and his step-father Tom McDonald, his partner Kelly Leonard, children Carley, Kean and Kelsey, brothers William and Aidan, sisters Breda, Siobhán, Maria, Liz and Nicole his extended family, relations and friends.

His love of music was reflected at his funeral Mass by the rendition of Tracy Chapman's 'Fast Car'. Jay was buried in Raheen Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Christmas Concert

Arrangements are now well under way for the annual Christmas Concert and monster draw that will take place in Newbawn Church in Friday, December 9.

A variety of local and so local performers will be in action with sketches, music, song and dance, including the local school choir, Stephen Murphy. Carrigbyrne pike group, the Murphy-Barron music group, Niamh Cullen, Sarah Murphy, Jimmy Lawlor, Michael Sinnott, Charlie and Ted Bradley, Catherine French and much more besides.

The monster draw for which tickets sponsored by Glana of Waterford Road Business Park New Ross are already available at just €2 each or three for €5. All proceeds go towards badly needed Newbawn parish funding.

Camross Drama

Camross drama group are running a charity table quiz in Rochfords of Camross on Friday, October 23, commencing at 8.30 p.m. it is in aid of the Post-Polio Support Group Ireland. Why not come along, have some fun and exercise the brain for a very worthy cause. Tables of four - €20. Also raffle and some spot prizes, One-act plays are also currently being rehearsed by the drama group for later performances.

County Final

Good luck to the Junior B hurling team who are playing Craanford in the county final on Sunday, October 23, at 2 p.m. at Innovate Wexford Park. The team have already won the New Ross district so let's hope they will bring home a second cup.

Rally thank you

Wexford Motorclub would sincerely like to thank the residents who allowed us complete our two-day Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally on the weekend of the September 10/11. Your cooperation is very much appreciated and it helped us run a very successful event.


Nights of comedy

The Ballycogley Players will present their annual 'Nights of Comedy' under the title 'Mayhem and Merriment' at St Michael's hall, Thomas St, Wexford from Thursday, October 27, to Sunday, October 30, at 8 p.m. each night. It will feature two 1-act plays and a surprise or two. Admission€10, tickets at the door.

Camogie Club news

What a week it has been for our camogie club with a little bit of history was made with our junior team winning our clubs first adult Junior County Finallast Sunday in Davidstown where our ladies took on Oylegate. Our girls had taken on Kilrush in the semi-final just a week previous with the game going to extra time which stood to our ladies in the final. This was a great game of camogie from start to finish and our ladies took control of the game from the start and at full time this showed with a 12 point win. Team captain Ellie O'connor accepted the O'brien cup on behalf of the team. Congratulations girls and to Your manager Dan mentors Paul, Nicola and Sara.

Our season has come to a close for 2016 and what a year it has been for our age teams. Our under-10s had several games this year and won their County Final over Moonager. Our under-12s also winning their County Final over Cushionstown. The under-14s got to the county semi-final where they played Horeswood and unfortunately they were unsuccessful to reach the final. Our under-16s joined forces with Rosslare and played as Killross Gaels they also reached the county semi-final and unfortunately their season ended for 2016 for the girls.

Also this year Orla Fortune and Imogen Fanning were selected for the under-16 County camogie teams well done girls. Also Amy Cousins and Mollie Bates were involved with the under-15 County Development teams.

2016 year has been very successful for Kilmore camogie club and we already look forward to 2017.

Kilmore United fc

Even though there is still some works to be completed both inside and out we are delighted that our new clubrooms are now up and operational. Having spent the bones of quarter of a million euro in the last five years on initially purchasing the grounds and then constructing the clubrooms needless to we owe a debt of gratitude to all the people/businesses in the community who have supported us over the years especially our lotto tickets sellers without whom this project could not have happened.

At present we owe in the region of €60k and with outstanding works to be done we ask for the communities continued support by either buying a lotto or split-the-pot ticket, every €2 goes along way as in evident by this development. In early 2017 we hope to announce a date for the official opening of Abbie Troy Park, a day which will have mixed emotions for many.

Pastoral Group AGM

The AGM of Tomhaggard pastoral group takes place on Monday, October 24, at 7.30 p.m. in the meeting room beside the church.

45 Card Drive

A 45 Card Drive will take place every Wednesday night in Kehoe's Pub and Parlour. Turkey and Ham prize. Starting 9 p.m.

Asgard Talk

Thank you to all who turned out for what was an entertaining and informative talk on the Asgard last Friday night in the Stella Maris Centre. Donations of €50.25 were received toward the RNLI and KQCDA. A special thank you to all who helped out with the event.

Women's Shed

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

Kilmore PA

The Kilmore National School annual Book Fair opened last Friday the 14th for five days with all of the most favourite books for kids on sale in our school.

Parents, guardians, grandparents, family and friends are welcome to the old hall on these times to purchase books. All profits contribute to additional books for the school libraries.

Times: Tuesday 18th - 9.15-9.40 a.m. also 2.00-3.30 p.m. Wednesday 19th - 9.15-9.40 a.m. also 2.00-3.30 p.m. Thursday 20th - 9.15-9.40 a.m.

Baby Girl

Congratulations to Sarah and Jeff Fortune Ballycleary on the birth of a baby girl recently.

Christmas Fair

The annual chriistmas fair takes place this year on Sunday, November 27, from10 30 to 4 p.m. in the Kilmore Community Hall. Booking forms can be had from Helen and she can be contacted at 086 2665149.

Harvest Thanksgiving

A harvest thanksgiving mass will be held in Kilmore Quay next Sunday, October 23, at 11 a.m. with a special emphasis on thanksgiving for Sr Joan's time among us. All most welcome.

SCOPE meeting

A meeting of Kilmore SCOPE take place on Thursday, October 20, at 8 p.m. in the AOH hall Bridgetown. This is an important meeting as we have to finalise plans for 2017 and to also consider staffing levels at the Information Centre also for 2017. All members and anybody interest in our work is invited to attend.


Split the pot

Split the pot winner this week is Eamon Cooney, winning €1,105. Well done, Eamon. Draw takes place each Monday night at the Bingo. Be in to win.

model day

Murrintown Model Draw results: 1st Eamon Cooney, 2nd Melvin Hawkins, 3rd James Quirke, 4th Brian Cooney, 5th Isabella Delaney, 6th Kaiden Cloake, 7th Pat Duggan, 8th Melvin Hawkins, 9th Eileen Whitty, 10th Fiona Sinnott.

Our special split the pot winner was Sarah Kenny winning €85. A big thanks to everyone who supported the model day by helping out or visiting.

coffee morning

A coffee morning is being held on Sunday October 30 in Murrintown Community Centre after 11am mass. All are welcome

Art Exhibition

Murrintown's 14th annual Art Exhibition will run from Saturday, October 29 to Sunday, October 30, in Murrintown Community Centre. Visit this inspiring exhibition of art by local artists. Bring the whole family to enjoy. For more information please contact the Community Centre at 053 9139328.

Water Colour Classes

Learn the basics of watercolour painting in a small class setting with Maria Murphy on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Murrintown Community Centre. For further details please contact Maria at 086 3848364.

Our Lady's Island

Clothes Recycle

Recycle your unwanted clothing and help raise money for Broadway school. 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 this Friday, October 21.


Congratulations to Noreen Walsh, Loc Tochair who won split-the-pot last week receiving €213. 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.

Art Exhibition

Local Artist Deirdre Moriarty has an exhibition in Tacumshane Old School on Sunday, November 6, after 10 Mass, all are welcome to pop along and see the talent this woman has in her hands, and enjoy a coffee in the process. Check out her work on in the meantime.

Storytelling Night

The next Night by the Fire Storytelling in Tacumshane Old School is on Friday, November 4, at 8.30 p.m.

GAA Lotto

The GAA. Lotto jackpot now stands at €6,900. This week's match-three prize was shared between two, one being Pat O'Brien, Summertown winning €150 (seller Pádraig Power) The winning numbers were 14, 15, 16 and 18. Thanks for all your support.

Tacumshane Cards

On Tuesday last William. Burke won the cards, with Denny Kehoe and Jimmy Devereux joint second. Lena Wright won the steaks. Cards every Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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.


gaa club notes

Well done to our intermediate football team on winning the county final over the weekend, beating Bannow-Ballymitty 0-8 to 0-7 in a close and exciting game. Next weekend we play in the Leinster club championship on Saturday at 2 p.m. against the Wicklow champions Arklow Geraldines. Your support would be very welcome.

A big thank you to all the business's and individuals who sponsored the football team over the weekend for the final and going forward into the Leinster championship.

Our Club lotto takes place this Tuesday night 18th Oct, when the jackpot will be €5600; please have your tickets in the centre at 7.30 p.m.

Unity for Camross

The November dance will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday, November 4, with music by Unity who pay their first visit to Camross. Dancing is from 10 p.m. to midnight, admission is €8 including the Tea.

Camross Drama Group

The three one-act plays had a great reception from audiences last weekend in Wexford Arts Centre. The casts, directors and crew for the plays are now looking forward to performances in Rathangan Hall on Friday, October 21, in St Mary's hall, Fethard-on-Sea on Sunday, October 23. All performances 8 p.m., €10 on the door.

'In for a Penny' by Mary Brown is accepted in five DLI festivals - Moate, Goresbridge, Kilmallock, Palmerstown and Gorey. LIKE Camross Drama Group on Facebook for updates.


The club is off to a great start with record numbers attending both underage and adult sessions. Players please note that registration fees are now due.

The Wexford Graded Open (Charity) will be held in Gorey on the following dates: Friday, November 18. (Evening) Grade six, Saturday, November 19, Grades two and one, Sunday, November 20, (Evening) all finals. Closing date to enter is November 9. Proceeds of this event will be donated to the Windmill Therapeutic Training Unit.

Entries cost €10 per event, maximum of three events can be entered €25 for three events. Entries/Enquiries contact Deirdre Dunne: or 086 3373070.

athletic club notes

Taghmon Athletic Club would like to thank and acknowledge Sports Active Wexford ( for their financial contribution towards our recent Open Cross Country event, under the 'Physical Activity Promotion Scheme 2016', which enabled us to purchase medals for the juvenile athletes races. The event was a great success and many athletes went home proudly wearing the lovely medal they won on the day.

We are very grateful for all the support that Sports Active Wexford have given us over the past number of years. Thanks Fran and Co.

Taghmon ICA

The September meeting took place on Wednesday the 28th. The meeting started with the demonstration, by Trish from Streetz Ahead hair salon in the village. Trish gave us some very good tips for our hair care and three lucky ladies went home with treatments.

After the tea served by Joan Bell, the meeting started. A vote of sympathy was passed with the Codd, Banville, Winters, O'Dowd and Kelly families.

Congratulations were extended to the Taghmon Tidy Towns committee for the excellent results which Taghmon received. Arrangements are being made for fitness classes. More details at the next meeting.

We will be holding two open meetings in the coming months. November will be a cookery demonstration and December will be Christmas Flower Arrangements. Details will be in the local press and TAG notes.

The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, October 19. New members are welcome.

Rally thank you

Wexford Motorclub would sincerely like to thank the residents who allowed us complete our two-day Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally on the weekend of September 10/11. Your cooperation is very much appreciated and it helped us run a very successful event.

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