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Sunday 25 February 2018

Around the Districts

Eileen and Mary Whitty enjoying themselves at the senior citizens party in Cleariestown Community Centre.
Eileen and Mary Whitty enjoying themselves at the senior citizens party in Cleariestown Community Centre.

Ballymore/Mayglass

GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,900 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. The numbers drawn in the last draw were 5, 11, 22 and 29. 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.

All Blacks AFC

There was great news from Co Clare at the weekend in the under-13 SFAI cup. All Blacks AFC with a 2-1 win with goals from Tadhg McDonald and Kyle Rankin. The boys are now through to the last 16 in this nationwide competition. Fantastic for this small club and well done to all the managers, brilliant players and parents. Great travelling support for this long treck and thank you all. Tired bodies but happy fans and players on the long journey back. Safe travels and congratulations from the All Blacks AFC family.

The under-11s played in the Leisuremax Cup Round 1 against worthy apposition Rosslare Strand. Great display by both teams but two first half goals, one a deflected shot by Aaron Ennis and the other a close range finish by Charlie Ellard were enough to see us into the second round. Two great saves, one in the first half and one in the last minute meant Davy Coughlan put in a man of the match. Final result to All Blacks AFC coming out on top with a hard fought 2-1 victory. Well done to all the boys.

A Committee/team managers meeting will take place on February 7, at the clubhouse, Casey Park for 8 p.m. Any item for the agenda please forward by text or email to club secretary no later than 4 p.m. on Monday February 6.

Congratulations to Aoibheann Rankin and Tara Cullen, who lined out for the under-11 Wexford LTC team v Dublin MGL team in Duncannon. Both girls put in great performances for Wexford and Tara made some brilliant tackles at left back to prevent the opposition from scoring, while Aoibheann dominated in mid field and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.

Congratulations

The parish of Ballymore/Mayglass sends its congratulations to one of its own Shelley-Ann Quilty, Mountpleasant, Killinick who had a great year in 2016 when she was honoured as a 'Rising Star' in New York by Super Lawyers magazine for her work in Employment Litigation.

Only 2.5% attorneys are selected to 'Rising Stars' by their peers in other law firms in New York. In addition Shelley-Ann was inducted as honoury treasurer of the Irish Business Organisation of New York Inc. executive board.

Shelley-Ann is a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Psychology and a Juris Doctor of Laws. She is a credit to this tiny parish, County Wexford and most of all her family and many friends.

Shelley-Ann recently met up with Wexford's own Billy Walsh in New York when he was a guest speaker at the Co.Wexford Association New York Branch. She has to be proud of her achievements in a city so far away from home.

Table quiz

On Thursday, February 9, the Ballymore Mayglass Development Committee are running a table quiz in the Half Way house. It kicks off at 8.30 p.m. with teams of four and entry is €20 per team. There will be a raffle on the night as well.

All proceeds are in aid of the redevelopment of Ballycogley Community Hall. Our last quiz was a great night so why not come along and enjoy the fun.

Killinick ICA

Present at the most recent meeting of the local Killinick ICA guild was Mary Quirke (president) plus sixteen other members. Discussed during the meeting was the registration for the selling of daffodils in the local Centra supermarket on daffodil day. The competition winners were first;Cathy Byrne second;Mary Quirke and third Aine Sheeran. The raffle winner was Joan Furlong.

Hostesses on the night were Breda Wright and Kathleen Nolan, Betty Reid and Mary Sinnott will be the hostesses for the next meeting on February 6. The competition for this meeting isfor the most useful small kitchen gadget.

Mayglass NS

Mayglass national school is now taking enrolements for September 2017. Enrolement forms can be got by calling Georgina at 053 9133279 or by calling to the school between 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

Drama

The Ballycogley Players will present their three-act play 'Lay Me Down Softly' by Billy Roche on Wednesday, February 8, in Our Lady's Island Community Centre and Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, in St Michael's hall, Thomas Street, Wexford, 8 p.m. nightly, admission €10. Looking forward to seeing you all there for our pre-festival performances and supporting us before we commence our 2017 drama circuit journey.

Thrift Fund

The thrift fund is now up and running and takes place in the scout hall Ballymore after the 10 a.m. Sunday mass. Join up today and save up for that special event.

Senior Football

Congratulations to the two St Fintan's men Joey Wadding and Jim Rossitter, who were members of the Wexford senior football team that was narrowly beaten by all-Ireland Champions Dublin in a Bord Na Mona O'Byrne cup group one game played in St Patrick's park during the recent past. Joey was captain on the day at centre back and contributed a goal to Wexfords tally while Jim came on as a substitute during the second half, and both men gave solid displays and we look forward to them playing leading roles with their club St Fintan's in its quest to win aCounty title during this season.

National Club Draw

The GAA National Club Draw 2017 tickets are now available from all St Fintan's players and commitee members, Tickets are €10 each and there are some terrific prizes on offer including a new car, €1,500 holiday voucher, €1,000 shopping vouchers, all-Ireland Final packages and many more. All money from the tickets remain with the club. As ever your support is very much appreciated.

GAA club membership

St Fintan's club membership is now payable with non-playing membership set at €30. This year's sees the launch of a new GAA Membership Card and rewards programme.

On payment of membership you will be given a unique membership number to register online. From the end of January, those who have registered will be able to earn points for going to games and engaging in GAA activities. Members will be able to redeem points for ticket vouchers and other offers. Registered Members will receive their own official GAA Membership Card personalised with their name, club and GAA membership number after they have signed up to the system online.

Memberships can be paid to club secretary Sharon Pettit with a membership night to be held in February, date to be confirmed and communicated asap. Only members paid up by March 31 deadline will have entitlement to a members vote at AGM or any other significant club meeting.

St Fintan's Ladies

Its coming round to that time of year again with training starting soon and any new, existing or past members wishing to play football this season for St Fintan's ladies' football club at under-16, minor and women's level please contact Nicky at 087 2918020 or Orla at 085 7020945.

Indoor training for St Fintan's under-14 girls will commence on Monday, January 30, in St Mary's indoor facility Tagoat, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. All new and returning players wellcome. Please bring €2 for use of facilities. Good luck to all for new season. Queries to Pat at 085 1472653. Ger at 086 3570559, or Martin at 087 2956846.

Tomhaggard centre

Tomhaggard social centre Activities: Mon 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Shed, 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Yoga Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art, Wed 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m.-11.30 a.m. Scouts, Drama Mon, Tuesday and Thur 8 p.m.

walking group

Sunday morning walking group in Johnstown castle 10 a.m. Open to everyone so if you're training for a 5/10k or just want to get some exercise on the Parkrun route why not come along.

Tai Chi

Are you interested in doing this course? The Women's Shed have secured a Go For Life Grant towards an exercise class. It starts Thursday, February 9, 10.30-midday in Tomhaggard social centre. Cost €20 for six weeks. Open to men and women, numbers limited. Contact Mary Boggan for details and book a place 085 7768638.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown

notes

If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3.600 the winning numbers were 5, 11, 22 and 29. Congratulations to the four match-three winners who each received €75. The match-three winners were Jenny Carthy, S & A Mullins, Leona Whelan, Walter O'Neill. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, January 24, and the jackpot now stands at €3,900.

Parish AED's

We're delighted to now have four AEDs in our parish - Baldwinstown, Cleariestown, Duncormick and Rathangan. They are located at the shop in Baldwinstown; Church in Cleariestown; Former post office in Duncormick and on the school in Rathangan. They're in a bright yellow box.

If you suspect a cardiac arrest please call 999/112 FIRST and then, if you can, your voluntary AED team. We will try our best to respond and our number is 086 4011688. Volunteers for the team are always required. Call Jacqui at 087 2219302 for more information or facebook.com/Rathangan Defib/

St Anne's NS

Applications for enrolment for St Anne's NS are now being accepted for September 2017. Enrolment forms are available from the school office-call in or ring Jenny at 051 563167 or from the school website - stannesns.weebly.com.

CPR/AED training

Are you interested in being trained in CPR and AED? Our next training session is on Saturday, February 11, in Rathangan Hall. This half-day certified course costs €20 per person. Please text Jacqui at 087 2219302 for further details or to reserve a place.

TRX/Pilates Classes

TRX Classes take place in the club house every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6.30 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9.30 a.m. For further details please contact Kevin Cogley at 086 3656233.

Pilates Classes take place in Baldwinstown Hall on Tuesday evenings from 7.15 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. Bring a mat, towel and drinking water. Cost is €9 and it is recommended to book a place. For further details please contact Theresa White at 089 4620552.

St Anne's EGM

The St Anne's GAA Adult EGM will take place in the club house on Friday, January 27, at 9 p.m. All existing and new members to the club is invited to attend. Thank you and we hope to see you on Friday the 27th.

Senior citizens Party

The committee would like to thank the proprietor and staff of the Rathangan Bar for the use of the premises on Sunday last January 15, also a huge thank you to all our sponsors and those who kindly donated by other means. Thank you to Tony Jeffers and the Ballycogley Players for the entertainment, a great day was had by all. A huge Thank You to all. The committee.

Vintage Ploughing

Bannow Rathangan Vintage Ploughing Club held their 12th annual Vintage Ploughing match on Sunday, December 30, 2016, on lands kindly given by the Cullen family. Weather was very good and 25 men and one woman ploughed the stubble ground, with a lot of spectators viewing the plots. Results were announced and prizes presented after the meal.The raffle was well supported and thanks to the ticket sellers. All proceeds from the day are being presented to Wexford Hospice Homecare a very worthy organisation.

The club and Hospice would like to sincerely thank all who contributed to this worthy cause including all our generous sponsors. A special Thanks to all those who helped make the event a success, especially the ladies for providing the stew, sandwiches and tea. Go raibh maith agaibh go leir.

Sympathy

We extend deepest sympathy to the family of Padge Berry, Lough, Duncormick who passed away last weekend. Also to the family of Cyril Newsome, Johnstown, Duncormick who passed away recently. May they both rest in Peace.

Wexford People

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