Thursday 23 November 2017

Around the Districts


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €7,800 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 Theresa Wright shared in this prize. Last week's numbers were 6, 15, 22 and 30. Many thanks for your continued support.

St Fintan's AGM

St Fintan's Club AGM will take place on Friday, December 2, in the Scout Hall Ballymore at 8 p.m. Any motions/proposals must be submitted to the club Secretary email address ( before Wednesday, November 23. Nominations for club executives should also be submitted by email before Wednesday the 23rd.

Bargy Vintage Club

The Bargy Vintage Club would like to thank the following: All those who took part in our annual tractor run held recently at Ballycogley, the ladies who spent days preparing the lovely food served after the run. Bolgers for making their yard available for parking. All those who sponsored prizes and anyone else who helped in any way to make our day a huge success. Proceeds will go to local charities, details later.


Registration Night is this Friday, November 11, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. First year - third year children from all areas welcome Parent/Guardian must attend to complete forms Registration costs €5 Parent/Guardian MUST help for one night per year.

Women's Shed

Meetings continue in Tomhaggard social centre on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome. Upcoming programme - Monday, November 14, Candle making, November 21 Making Christmas Decorations

Tomhaggard centre

Date for your diary: Christmas Market Saturday, December 3. More details later.

Drama News

The Ballycogley Players have had a busy time on stage recently. They performed their one-act plays and sketches in St Michael's hall from October 27 to October 30 where they were supported by 'full houses' each night. Thank you so much to the wonderful audiences who joined us and to the staff of St Michael's who, as always are so helpful to us. Thanks also to those who donated to and gave so generously to our nightly raffles.

Next stop for 'The Players' was at Carrig-on-Bannow on Sunday night, November 6, where again we staged our night of comedy. We always enjoy the warm welcome in Carrig and now we look forward to performing in Fethard-on-Sea next Sunday, November 13, with a start time of 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, rehearsals for next year's 3-act play 'Lay me down softly' by Billy Roche are in full swing with director Breda Hayes keeping the cast on their toes.

All Blacks AFC

All Blacks AFC under-12s travelled to Courtown Hibs during the recent past and lost 3-1 but there was no lack of effort on behalf of the team, who at 1-1 had a number of chances to go ahead in the game. Sadly we were unable to capitalise those opportunities on the score board. Our goal was scored by Fionn Mulligan. A special mention of Eja Ward our goalkeeper who made great saves to keep the game close till the final minutes. Well done, lads.

The Senior Men played a Wexford football League Fixture on Sunday, October 30, Division four against Corach Ramblers at home. In excellent conditions to play soccer the match finished 2-2. Scorers on day for the All Blacks were Arron Wright Power and Mark Doyle.

Congratulations to this week's winner Louise Morris, in our split-the-pot Draw No 44 at the Merry Elf, Killinick. on Tuesday, November 1. Winning Prize €443. Many thanks for the hospitality on the night. Thank you to all our selling agents and our draw entrants in your continued support weekly.

Cake Sale and Raffle

There will be a cake sale and raffle in Mayglass church porch on Saturday, November 26, before and after 7.30 p.m. mass. Donations of confectionary would be most welcome. Proceeds in aid of the day to day running of our parish. Your support would be very much appreciated.


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 are limited now for the night and its going to be a great one. There are some fantastic prizes to be won (hotel breaks etc) so book your tickets now if you want to be part of thisspecial occasion. Call us at 087 9136932 or 087 2052820.

Killinick ICA

The local Killinick guild will hold a coffee evening and cake sale in the Danby Lodge Hotel on Thursday, November 10, at 8 p.m. with the proceeds going to Hospice home care.

Racing Success

The Codd brothers kept Mayglass on the map in racing circles with wins at the recent Craigavon County Armagh point to point meet. Jamie rode Roi Du Mee to victory for Gordon Elliot while William trained Flabello who was ridden by Tomhaggard man Peter Devereux that also finished first past the post. William also trained Tellemnuttin at the recent Wexford meet and not to be out done Jamie rode Threeswallowsnick to victory also at Wexford.

Leinster Championships

To date the champions of Wexford in both hurling and football have faired poorly when particapting in the Leinster championship over the past 10 years. The men from St Fintan's can feel justly proud as they have kept the flag flying for the county with victories over Kilcavan, Kilbeggan and Clogherinkoe before losing out to Castleknock in the 2012 Leinster junior football final. During this period the club also had two victorys at intermediate football.


Community Alert

A community alert meeting will take place in Carrig Community Centre this Wednesday night, November 9, at 8 p.m. All welcome please bring your €5 for the text alert.

Corach ramblers fc

This week's lucky winner of our split-the-pot is Ashling and Luke Waters, Bannow. Who scoop an amazing €816. Well done, folks. Thanks a million to everyone for your continued support.

The A-team were at home to an understrength St Leonards today and continued our good start with a 5-0 win. We got off to a perfect start with some good passing between Gareth, Hermi and Niall ended with Niall finishing low to the corner after two minutes, we had a chance to increase our lead on 25 minutes when Gareth was taken down in the box but his penalty was well saved by the keeper. We made it 2-0 on 38 minutes when a corner from Niall was headed home by Philly, two minutes later it was 3-0 when a great ball from chops found Barry out wide and his cross was turned home by hermi, two minutes later it was 4-0 when a corner from chops was finished by Philly, 10 minutes into the second half it was 5-0 when Niall cut in from the left wing and flashed a right footed shot past the keeper

The B team were at home to the all blacks the weekend and the game ended with a score line of 2-2. It was an entertaining game from start to finish and we battled hard and probably deserved to win the game. Mark Sinnott opened the scoring in the first half with a great finished after some good passing. After the break we went two up through Conor Neville who charged down on goal and finished into the bottom corner. They pulled one back soon after and with only a few minutes left they got a corner which ended up hitting the ref and going in the net. We felt hard done by but it was a great performance from every1 and something we can build on

A good team away win and a clean sheet were much needed by the Corach ladies - and today was that is what they achieved. Away to the All Blacks the game somehow reached half time scoreless. This was despite the Corach ladies having the majority of possession. However, within seconds of the whistle three amazing passes led to Natasha Walsh tapping in from Trina Sinnotts' cross. That was good...the second was better. This time Natasha turned provider for Sara Byrne to chip a sublime shot to the back of the net. The home side tried to battle back but our defence was rock solid every time. The final bit of magic came from Sara Byrne who collected the ball deep in our half and skipped through six tackles to score. 3-0 to the ladies. Well done, all.

Corach under-14s travelled to Enniscorthy this morning to face Moyne Rangers. A ruthless performance saw the black n whites run out comfortable winners despite the physicality of the home side.

A fantastic four goal haul from Cathal Cummins and a goal each from Paddy Finn and Joe Devlin proved too much for the opposition on the day, and with the defence in mean form and not conceding a single shot on target, it added up to a 6-0 final score in favour of Ramblers.

An overall great performance from the boys to put us back on track in style. Now time to push on and keep improving.

Today Corach under-16 girls were away to Ross Town and we're up against a very big physical team but still played football and tried really hard but we're beaten seven nil. We created several chances but for an injury to our new goalie Clodagh and basically had 10 players for most of the match the girls will bounce back and continue to improve Hard luck today girls

Under-12 Corach Ramblers had away game to Adamstown today from the start we played well. Two goals from Tom Moran and goal from Shane Carroll 3/0 half time. Second half another goal from Shane made it 4/0. But Adamstown got a goal back and we finished game with a goal from Cillian Cullen. Well done, boys.

Hall Committee AGM

Ballymitty Hall Committee AGM to be held on Tuesday, November 22, at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. All very welcome to attend.


Get your thinking caps on for 'The table quiz' on Wednesday, November 19, at 9 p.m. in Stafford's of Tullycanna, prizes and refreshments, in aid of Ballymitty Hall.


Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music by Eugene French November 10, Delta Dawn November 17 and Noel Furlong November 24. All proceeds in aid of Ballymitty Hand Ball club new build.

xmas memorial decorations

The Bannow parents' council are selling Christmas memorial decorations this year at €3 each. These will be placed on the Christmas tree in the church in memory of a loved one. Contact Michelle Power at 086 3785780 to order one. All proceeds to local school and church.

Dates for your Diary

Confirmation will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 11 a.m. First Holy Communion will be on May 27 at 11 a.m. Phil Murphy Weekend July 27 to July 30.


Deepest sympathy to Eileen Walsh and family, Littlegraigue on the sudden death of her sister Mena last Wednesday. May she rest in peace.

Ballymitty Hall AGM

Ballymitty Hall Committee AGM to be held on Tuesday, November 22, at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. All very welcome to attend.

Table quiz

Get your thinking caps on for 'The table quiz' on Wednesday, November 19, at 9 p.m. in Stafford's of Tullycanna, prizes and refreshments, in aid of Ballymitty Hall. Table of four €20.

GAA club notes

Lotto numbers were 9, 11, 29 and 31. No jackpot winner. Well fond to Joe Delvin who was a match-three winner. Next jackpot will be €6,200.

Our under-21s football team played Adamstown on Saturday last. They were combined with Clongeen. Final score Adamstown 4-11 Bannow/Clongeen 11 points. Hard luck Lads and thanks to those who turned up and gave it their all.

The Brandane Bannow was the place to be on Friday night last for the club's annual race night and Fancy dress. Many thanks to everyone who made a great effort on the dress code Darragh and James made a good impact and even went viral. Thanks to you all for supporting the club and Thanks to all who gave a hand all details on the Facebook page. Funds are always needed.

The club will host the Christmas Market on Sunday, December 4,. Anyone who like to display their goods please contact Pauline 087 3534878, Kristie 086 1720995 or Joeanne 086 3022840. Stall only €20. Looking forward to seeing all the local produce in our community on sale.

The AGM will take place on Sunday, November 20, at two o'clock down in the complex. Please attention this very important meeting for the upcoming season.

Hard luck to our girls mini sevens Danescastle team who lost out to Ballythomas by five points on Tuesday last.

Danescastle Music Group

The Danescastle Music Group will hold its AGM this Tuesday night in the school at 8.30 p.m.

Grantstown day care

Upcoming Events in Grantstown: Wednesday, November 8 - Energy Healing/Cards/in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Thursday, November 10 - Yoga/Exercise in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Gala Bingo on Sunday, November 20, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. All welcome in Grantstown Daycare Centre.

Our Lady's Island

Mass of Remembrance

The November Mass of Remembrance for all our faithful departed will be held this Saturday, November 12, at 7 p.m. in Our Lady's Island (Community Hall) and in Tacumshane on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Community Games

The AGM will be held on Friday, November 18, in Murrintown Community Centre, Murrintown at 8.30 p.m.

Cross Stitch

Introducing you to Cross-Stitch this evening, Tuesday, November 8, in Our Lady's Island Community Hall 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. Come along to see first hand the samples, have a chat, cuppa and even 'give it a go' if you like. An easy going evening to show you how rewarding this hobbie can be. Contact Claire at Crafty Cow at 087 7622713.

Tacumshane Cards

On Tuesday last two people tied for first place, Liam Wright and Denny Kehoe with three games each, Tom Gaul won the steaks.

Cards every Tuesday in the Old School at 8.30 p.m. ádm €5, tea, coffee.

ICA meeting

The November meeting of Our Lady's Island ICA will take place on Monday, November 14, in the Community Hall at 7.30 p.m. New members always welcome.


Congratulations to Luke Cummins, c/0 Angela Pettit who won split-the-pot last week receiving €171. Draw will take place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass. All proceeds to Church Restoration Fund. Thanks to all concerned

Thank You

We would like to thank most sincerely Richard Dunster-Sigtermans (Organ) and Kaitlin Wild (Trumpet) for their beautiful concert last sunday afternoon. It was most enjoyable and all proceeds were very kindly donated to our parish funds.


Quiz night

There will be a quiz in Jordans, Murrintown on Saturday November 19 at 8.30 p.m. This is the annual quiz to raise funds for the Senior Citizens Christmas Party. Please come along to support this worthy cause and enjoy a great night.

Scout Group news

Piercestown Scouts have their Christmas draw tickets out with seven great prizes. Asking all parents, grandparents to help the boys sell as many tickets as possible please. this is our biggest fundraiser in the year.

Our other fundraiser is our Thrift Fund Savings Club, so perhaps you would like to save for Christmas or the young members would like to save for their annual Camp in 2017. Please do support the Savings Thrift Fund, your 5c in the Euro helps to raise funds for our group.


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Community Games

The AGM will be held on Friday, November 18, in Murrintown Community Centre, Murrintown at 8.30 p.m.

remembrance ceremony

Kerlogue Nursing Home would like to invite the families and friends of our past residents to join them for a remembrance ceremony on November 26 at 3 p.m. in Bride Street Church, followed by refreshments in Drinagh Court Hotel. If any family members or friends of our past residents would like to participate in the ceremony - reading/song/offertory, please contact 053 9170400 before November 17.

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