Thursday 23 November 2017

Around the Districts

Cullenstown Community group pictured receiving their 'Keep Wexford Beautiful' award at the Wexford County Council Environment Awards 2016 in the Ferrycarrig Hotel. (l to r)- Cllr Michael Sheehan, Cllr Martin Murphy, Eleanor Cunningham, Cllr Michael Whelan, Brian Wallace, Cllr Willie Fitzharris, Eleanor Browne, Cllr John Fleming.
Cullenstown Community group pictured receiving their 'Keep Wexford Beautiful' award at the Wexford County Council Environment Awards 2016 in the Ferrycarrig Hotel. (l to r)- Cllr Michael Sheehan, Cllr Martin Murphy, Eleanor Cunningham, Cllr Michael Whelan, Brian Wallace, Cllr Willie Fitzharris, Eleanor Browne, Cllr John Fleming.

Bannow/ Ballymitty


Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music by Noel Furlong November 24. All proceeds in aid of Ballymitty Hand Ball club new build.

Sad Passing

The parish of Bannow were saddened at the sudden death of John Breen, Carrig Hill last Friday. John who celebrated his 90 birthday last August was an active card player and was in good form up to a week or so before he died. He is survived by his sister Marie Doyle and brother Finbar, nephews, nieces, relatives and friend. John's remains were brought to Carrig church on Sunday evening for prayers and he was buried in adjoining cemetery in the family grave after11 a.m. mass on Monday morning. May he rest in peace.

Art Competition

Congratulations to the following in their recent success at local level in the Credit Union Art Competition.

Under seven - 1st Prize: Madison Murphy, Danescastle National School, second prize: Rylee Milliken, St Anne's National school, third prize: Katie Martin, St Anne's National School.

8-10 years - 1st prize: Alannah Faye Ryan, Danescastle, 2ns Prize: Siofra Cullen, Danescastle, third prize: Lily Kelly, Danescastle.

Eleven-13 - 1st Prize: Ciara Breen, Danescastle, second prize: Emma Wickham, Danescastle, third prize: Lucy Fitzgerald, Danescastle.

All the first prizes have gone forward to the Chapter stage.

The next Credit union event will be the credit Union schools table quiz which will be on Friday, January 27, in Carrig Community Centre at 8 p.m. - where they will be able to 'show us their brain power'.

Corach Ramblers fc

The winner of this week's split-the-pot is Paddy Redmond, Danescastle who takes away a brilliant €733 well done Paddy. Huge thanks to everyone for your continued support.

The A-team were at home to highview athletic from Kilkenny today in the fai junior cup fourth round and had an excellent 2-0 win, we started well and had a couple of early half chances but then on 25 minutes Niall picked up the ball in midfield and went on a run beating four players and finishing past the keeper from the edge of the box for a deserved lead, our high workrate and excellent attitude was limiting highview to some long hopeful balls over the top. The second half started off the same as the first with us playing with a fierce intensity and not giving the opposition any time on the ball, we were creating some half chances but just couldn't get that second goal. On 85 minutes we finally made the game safe when Daz collected an excellent cross field pass and stepped inside his man and finished low to the bottom corner. Highview nearly got in for a late consolation goal but some excellent work from Gareth and Darren kept them out. From 1-13 today this was one of the best performances I have seen from this bunch of players. So on to the fifth round draw now and who knows what can happen when we put in performances like today

The B team were away to carne today in what was a good physical game. We controlled the game in the first half and caused them a lot of trouble but it was 0-0 at half time. After the break we went at them again and soon put the ball in the net when mark put Darragh through who slipped the ball in bottom corner. Soon after we should have had a Peno after a very high foot caught mark in the face but wasn't in the refs eyes. They pulled one back through a Peno soon after and went two up after a long throw was flicked on and in bottom corner. But the boys never gave up and after a long ball over the top which looked like was going dead Conor Neville didn't give up on it kept it in and crossed it for Jon Reville to tap in. Great game and the boys never gave up

A 2-2 result is probably a fair reflection on today's away game v Bree Utd. Played on a shocking pitch the home side grabbed an early lead and held it till great passing from the Corach ladies ripped them open for Sara Byrne to slot home just before the half time whistle. Into the second half Nel Walsh scored a great free kick to snatch the lead but finally the home side equalised with just 10 minutes remaining.

Corach under-14s made the short trip to All Blacks this morning and, despite a lack luster display, came away with a 4-1 win. The opening goal came just a few minutes into first half when Paddy Finn burst through the All Blacks defence and finish low to the keeper's right. After 15 minutes Alan O'Grady was pulled down in the box when he was through on goal but unfortunately failed to convert from the spot. Cathal Cummins took the rest of the game by the scruff of the neck and scored twice before half time which saw us head in at half time 3-1 up after a couple of missed chances to clear the ball gifted the All Blacks a goal with their only real attack of the half. The second half failed to really take off till Cathal rounded off the day with his third on the hour mark. Overall a decent enough performance but we'll need to step it back up in the next game to keep our season on track.

Today the under-12 boy's team played A F C Legia away at Horetown, Foulksmills where we won the game 2/0. This game was tough and all the boys had to work hard to get the result, well done boys.

Bridge News

W/E November 1: First Lorrie Butler and Mary McNamara second Kathleen Kennedy and Maureen white third Angela Stebbing and Betty sexton 3rs Ann Whitty and Anna Kehoe

W/E November 8, (Simultaneous Pairs): First Ethna Horan and Ann Lawlor second Marie O'Connor and Kathleen Farrell third Noreen Hanrahan and Dora Furlong fourth Oona Dwyer and Maria Devereux

Brendan Hederman Cup on Tuesday, November 22, at 7.30 p.m. (Members Only for this competition

The Bridge Club extends sympathy to the family of John Breen who passed away last week, he was sadly missed from his usual chair at bridge. May John rest in peace.

Grantstown News

A big thank you to everyone who attended the unveiling of the mural last Monday this was performed by the Mayor of Wexford Frank Staples and the music was supplied by the Danescastle music group. Children from Bridgetown school also attended and both the residents and the visitors enjoyed the afternoon.

Last orders for Christmas baking is Thursday, December 1, Christmas flower/decoration classes Tuesday, December 6, and 13

Balloughton xmas Sale

The Christmas sale in aid of Balloughton church funds will take place in Balloughton Hall on Saturday, December 3, from 2 p.m. featuring all the usual stalls such as cakes, books, bric-a-brack, raffle, toys etc. Teas served your support would be appreciated as always.

Memorial Decorations

Bannow parents' council are selling personalised Christmas decorations at €3 each. To order one Contact Michelle Power 086 3785780.

GAA club notes

Monster Bingo and Christmas Raffle will be held in Carrig community hall on Saturday, December 3, at 8.30.

Well done to all who took part in Scor na nÓg down in St Martin's last week. All information on our Facebook page, great write up.

No lotto winner next jackpot will be €6,500. Numbers were 11, 14, 20 and 27.

Deepest condolences to the Breen Family on the recent loss.

CHRISTMAS MARKET - The club is hosting their Christmas Market on Sunday, December 4, from 10 to four down in our complex. Anyone wishing to take a stall (€20) please contact Pauline 087 3534878 or Kristie 086 1720995. Word has it that Santa will arrive at 12 to his Grotto. Please support all our local people displaying their local products.


Ballymitty Handball club AGM was held last Tuesday night, November 15, officers elected for the coming year are presidents Paddy Moran and Seán Stafford, Chairman Sheamie O'Neill, Vice Chairman Myles Byrne, Secretary Alan O'Neill, assistant secretary Kevin Murphy, Treasurer Timmy Barnwell, children's officer John Roche development Officer, Marty Kinsella PRO, Timmy Barnwell and Alan O'Neill delegates to county board club officers. Court official Aiden Sinnott.

Fund raising for our new court is going well and the committee expressed their disappointment at the length of time it is taken to get the paperwork done as we are ready to start work. Another concern is the lack of coaches for our juveniles who are doing so well and must not be let slip back. People need to step up to volunteer and help out.

Christmas Craft Fair

The Ballymitty Church Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Ballymitty Hall on Sunday, December 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and enjoy Tea or coffee, mulled wine and sweet treats. Pick up that special christmas gift. Be in with a chance to turn on the Christmas Tree lights. For a stall or further information contact 087 2300837.

Ballymitty Hall

The Ballymitty Hall Committee AGM will be held on Tuesday, November 22, at 8 p.m. in the Hall.

Sunday Cafe - at Ballymitty Hall on Sunday, November 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet neighbours, friends and family while enjoying home-bakes galore with flowing tea and coffee.

Thank you to All for support of 'The Table' Quiz' in Staffords of Tullycanna.

Bannow Bay Anglers

What fantastic results from the World Shore Angling Championships both ladies and men's teams won Gold. Individual Silver for Lisa Gormley and bronze for Anne Whitty. Alan Mulcahy won Gold with Harry McKee jnr taking silver. What a result. Bannow Bay very proud of you all.

St Joseph's NS News

Our fourth - sixth class pupils took part in the inter school Sing Out Loud Concert on Sunday night. This was a wonderful concert with the best of Wexford talent on show. Well done to all our boys and girls and to all the parents and community who turned out to see it.

Our school Parent/Teacher meetings will be held this Tuesday and Wednesday, November 22 and 23rd. We look forward to seeing all of the parents.

Enrolment forms for any Junior Infant pupils for September 2017 are available now in our school office. Contact Alison or Helena at 051 561324 or

Our parents' council met last week and are planning a school fundraiser in January. This will be an eight week Get Fit programme and is open to everyone in our school community. There will be more details about this in December. The next parents' council meeting is on Monday, December 5, at 8 p.m. in the school.

Enrolment/Open Evening

Bridgetown College will hold its Enrolment/Open Evening on Thursday, December 1, from 4.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Displays of Student Work, Practical Demonstrations, Programme Information, Teaching Resources, Photographic Displays, School Supports - HSCL and SCP, Enrolment (Canteen).


Kilmore Variety Group presents 'The King and I' Tickets for the show (on December 8/9/10) go on sale this Sunday, November 13. You can acquire tickets at the following venues - Sundays Only: Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Phone 086 4015440 Saturdays Only: Dun Mhuire box office (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)Phone 9123061 Weekdays: from Josie 087 7720129.

Festive Cookery Demo

Gusserane NS are holding a cookery demonstration, hosted by Edward Hayden, in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola on Thursday November the 24th at 8 p.m. Tickets are €10 and can be booked by contacting Sandra at 087 6367213 or Máire at 087 1973537, you can also come along on the night.

Wexford People

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