Sunday 15 September 2019

Around the Districts

Denise Fortune, Amber Gourlay, Emily Dagg and Ceri Dobson with Santa on the Stena Horizon raising funds for Kilrane National School Special Needs Awareness.
Denise Fortune, Amber Gourlay, Emily Dagg and Ceri Dobson with Santa on the Stena Horizon raising funds for Kilrane National School Special Needs Awareness.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €9,300 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. Last week's numbers were 3, 4, 18 and 28. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit

Hi energy Dancefit Classes are ongoing in Ballycogley on Monday and Wednesday 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.

Country Music Festival

Five of Ireland's leading artists are confirmed to play the South East Country Music Festival 2017 at Killag, on July 30, 2017. A stellar lineup of artists includes Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley, Cliona Hagan and Lee Matthews.

Tickets will are already on sale locally, priced at just €25. Available online or at the following local outlets: PJ Murphy's Kilmore, Brady's Mace Kilmore Quay, Bridgetown Post Office, Wallaces Wellingtonbridge (Drapery Dept), Martina's Hairdressing Knocktown. For further information please see or contact 089 2029871.


The month of December was a special one for three young Students from Bridgetown College when they received a welcome to the Wexford Federation of ICA monthly meeting by federation president Deirdre Connery. Zara McGuire, Killinick together with her two friends Emma Meaney and Molly Kavanagh were attending their first federation meeting. This was a very special evening in the lives of these three young ladies.

In Hospital

Stephen Rossitter, Paradice, Tomhaggard is currently a patient in the medical wing of Wexford General hospital and he is wished a speedy recovery to full fitness and health by his family and friends.

St Fintan's Ladies

The St Fintan's ladies will hold its AGM on Wednesday, December 14, in the scout hall Ballymore at 8 p.m. We would like to thank everyone for their support during the 2016 season. The smooth running of the club is not an easy task and we would ask for anyone interested in helping in what ever way be it fundraising or just washing jerseys every job is equally as important. As a small club we struggle (that is quickly growing with huge numbers playing underage the last few years) to find all the help we need so please come along on the night all support and help is much appreciated.

All Blacks AFC

All Blacks AFC are delighted to announce Our Clubs Christmas party/Player Presentation evening shall be held in the Danby Lodge December 18 coming from 3 p.m. This event is open to all age groups and shall be a celebration of our 2016 successes. Player awards will be presented on the day. Raffle on the night, minimum entry fee applies. We hope you all can make it.

The under-12 girls played the first round of the cup away to Fastnet Rovers. The foggy conditions did not deter our girls and they played out a very entertaining game winning the match with a 5-0 score line. Our defence of Eve Rowe, Tara Cullen, Aoife Codd and Aoife Devereaux in goal were brilliant on the day and despite Rovers efforts they couldn't get the better of our girls. Our midfield and strikers of Ciara Murphy, Aoife White, Kiera Casey, Aoibheann Rankin, Sophie Wallace and Cora Sinnott worked hard throughout the game and played some superb passes. Two goals came in the first half from Cora and Aoibheann, in the second half Aoibheann added her second followed by Kiera and Ciara. Well done, girls.

We wish to congratulate our club players Kyle, Evan, Dan and Tadhg and team on their 1: 0 win away against SDFL in Dublin good three points to start the 2016/17 Inter league.

Mayglass School Sports

Well done to the girls from third and fourth class on their success in the FAI's Futsal five a side soccer tournament. The girls travelled to St Joseph's sports complex during the recent past and faced no less than eight teams in the competition.

Having drawn their game four all with Castlebridge in the group stages, the girls faced them yet again in the final having had a convincing 3-0 victory over Murrintown in the final. This time however the girls had done their homework (for once.)and were determined not to give away any easy scores.

Tara Cullen turned in a superb performance in defence alongside Clara Kelly, while Ciara Murphy and Aoibheann Rankin turned up the heat up front and down the middle to put two past the Castlebridge keeper who performed very well on the day. Jenna Ryan kept a clean sheet in goal while Katie Foley, Eva Smith and Holly-May O'Sullivan made valuable contributions throughout the day from the bench scoring in the group stages.

A huge thanks to the All Blacks coaches who helped out on the day. With much more talent in this age group we look forward to the SPAR five-a-side competition in February/March. Reminder also that the Rackard League medal presentation takes part in the school on Wednesday, December 21.


Our annual Investiture takes place on Wednesday, December 14, at 7 p.m. It is one of the key dates in the scouting year. This year is extra special as we present a cheque to Trócaire for €2,200 approx, proceeds of Wamboree camp in the summer. We would like to see all scout members and their families present to join in the celebrations. Meetings will resume in January

Tomhaggard Centre

Thank you to everyone exhibited and supported the Christmas Market in Tomhaggard. It was a very festive occasion with Children's entertainment a big hit.

Jingle Jog

Ballymore Mayglass Community are holding a 3K Jingle Jog, run and walk from Ballycogley to our very own north pole and back on Sunday the 18th at 11.30 a.m. Santa will be leading off on his bike and there will be hot chocolate and tea or coffee in the community hall afterwards. Entry is free put all donations towards the hall developments would be appreciated. We will be giving out Santa hats but make sure to wear your best Christmas jumpers.

Parish council Draw

The Ballymore-Mayglass parish council Christmas Draw was held on Sunday last in Ballymore.

The lucky winners were 1. Joe Scallan, Tomhaggard, 2. Denise Underwood, Killinick, 3. Mairead Jones, Mayglass, 4. Ciara Murphy, Tomhaggard, 5. Barry Stone-Walsh, Cleriestown, 6. Walter Rossiter, Hilltown, 7. Nick Sinnott, Cubslough, 8. Anne Mullins, Mayglass, 9. Mary Goldsmith, Auburn Cottage, Horetown, 10. Sharon Helen, c/o Kerlogue Nursing Home, 11. Alan Boggan, Loughgunnan, 12. Billy Sinnott, Mayglass, 13. Margaret Foley, Broadway, 14. Vera Gorman, Ballybeg, 15. Nuala Power, c/o Vera Gorman, 16. Saul Saunders, c/o Maria, 17. Katrina Parrock, c/o the Merry Elf, 18. Fintan Boggan, Silverspring. Congratulations to all the winners.

Thank you to all those who supported our Draw and grateful thanks to the various businesses who sponsored the prizes. Your on-going support is much appreciated.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Coiste club of the year

The St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island club claimed second place in Wexford Coiste na nÓg Club of the Year. This is a brilliant achievement and testament to the level of commitment and hard work put in by everyone from our Coiste management committee, our dedicated mentors, all our wonderful parents and families, our loyal supporters and most of all our amazing and brilliant tribe of underage players.

A massive congratulations to everyone, can't wait to see what 2017 brings.

Firewood Raffle

St Fintan's annual firewood raffle tickets are now on sale in your local Post Office aswell as in Centra Killinick and local pubs.

Also keep an eye out for the trailer and ticket sellers this coming weekend who will be out and about looking for your support. Book of three €5, draw will take place in Saturday, December 17.

Christmas get together

St Fintan's will have a christmas get together this coming Friday night, December 16, (please note Friday night not Saturday as previousy communicated) in Coopers Inn. A few christmas bevvies and a catch up with club friends and family.

Bargy Vintage Club

The Bargy Vintage Club would like to thank the following: All those who took part in our annual tractor run held at Ballycogley, the ladies who spent days preparing the lovely food served before and 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 two local charities which will be presented at our Christmas party next Friday night in the Merry Elf.



Well done to Imelda O'Connor who won €1,076 in the Murrintown split-the-pot. Draw takes place each Monday night at the Murrintown bingo. Be in to win.

School enrolment

Murrintown National School are now accepting enrolment for September 2017. Please contact Murrintown National School on 053 9139277 to obtain enrolment form.

svp collection thanks

The annual Christmas collection came to €3,734. Piercestown-Murrintown St Vincent de Paul would like to thank all the parishioners for their generosity. Be assured that all money collected at the mass at the weekend will go back into the parish.

active retired

The Piercestown-Murrintown ARA club annual Coach Tour for 2017 is to the Slieve Russell Hotel Co Cavan on August 27 (Sunday to Wednesday) - three nights DBB with two day tours (details to be advised later). Price is €280 pp sharing with €15 SRS - please ring Ann Rochford 087 6677411 to book your place, deposit of €100 secures your place. Great weekend promised.

Community Centre

We will be closing on Thursday, December 22, and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. We at Murrintown Community Centre would like to wish you all a very safe and Happy Christmas.

Rosslare Harbour

Christmas is Coming

Christmas is coming to Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour on Thursday, December 22. We have a beautiful Carol Service and Nativity in St Patrick's Church Rosslare Harbour at 6.30 p.m., The KRH Tops Choir and Children will be joined by special guests George Lawlor and the local Naomh Pádraig Folk Group. A Ceremony of Light will be celebrated with the local RNLI Rosslare Harbour Lifeboat Crew to remember those lost at sea.

At 7.30 p.m. Santa will be in his Grotto in Hotel Rosslare immediately after the Carol Service. There will be gift package for every child, with three of these packages containing a ticket for an extra prize. Admission €3 per child and Adults free. Monster Raffle and Homebaked goodies and treats. Music, festive fun, gifts, prizes and surprises.

Come and celebrate Christmas with your family, friends and neighbours. KRH Tops putting the community back into Christmas. All welcome.

RNLI news

Christmas cards and stocking fillers: Orders are still being taken for Christmas cards or our stocking fillers. Should you wish to place an order you can contact Trish: 087 7159327, Claire: 087 2533328, Máire: 086 8333788, Bernie: 087 7051733, Veronica: 086 3682535 or any fundraising committee member. Christmas Cards can also be purchased from the Post Office - Murphy's SuperValu, Theresa's Convenience Store and Londis - Our Lady's Island.

Many thanks to all who attended and supported our annual quiz last Monday evening. A special mention to all who donated and sponsored prizes for the raffle. A great night's entertainment and craic was had by all. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The AGM of the fundraising section of the branch will take place next Wednesday evening, December 14, at 7.30 p.m. in Hotel Rosslare. All supporters of the RNLI or those wishing to assist the Rosslare Harbour branch in 2017 are invited to attend.

St Mary's gaa

Lotto numbers drawn were 5, 11, 15 and 30; no jackpot winner. One match-three winner. Eithe Corish. Christmas Draw tickets are available from all committee members and players.

Gym membership is up for renewal. Please contact Niall McDonnell to sign up or renew.

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