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Monday 23 October 2017

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Jenny O'Keeffe and Aoife Duggan who were at Barntown Church for the start of the Fancy Dress Fun Run, a fundraiser for the Mayor of Barntown campaign.
Jenny O'Keeffe and Aoife Duggan who were at Barntown Church for the start of the Fancy Dress Fun Run, a fundraiser for the Mayor of Barntown campaign.

Bannow-Ballymitty

Farewell

We will be having a farewell evening for Fr Dennis in Ballymitty Hall on Saturday night, February 25, after 7.30 p.m. mass. We extend an open invitation to everyone in the parish to join us in saying cheerio to him and wishing him the very best in his new ministry, so come and join us for some light refreshments from about 8.15 p.m. onwards on Saturday, February 25.

Dancing

Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg in aid of handball club new build with music this Thursday, February 16 by Pat Hogan and Thursday, February 23 by Dick and Ted.

St Patrick's Day Parade

Preparations are under way for this year's parade in Carrig-on-Bannow which will take place on March 17 at 2 p.m. in the village. All groups are invited to take part, whether walking or on floats. For further information or to sign up, please contact Greg (086 8194231), Marie (087 9709901) or Catherine (087 2917849)

CORACH NEWS

Congratulations to this week's split-the-pot Winner Michael Murphy Jnr Kilcaven Wellingtonbridge Wexford. Michael takes away a fantastic €750 well done Michael. Ticket drawn by Harry Lacey. Thanks a million to everyone for your continued support.

This weekend's fixtures are: Schoolboys - under-11s Away v Glynn Bar town at 12.30 (cup). Schoolgirls - under-12s Away v Bree Utd KO tbc; under-16s Away v Gorey Rangers KO tbc

Table quiz

There is a table quiz in Stafford's Pub, Tullicanna on Tuesday, February 28, at 9 p.m. Proceeds in aid of Ballymitty New Hall Building Fund. Table of four is €20.

GAA club notes

We had one winner, Martina Fitzharris, in the lotto draw. Well done, Martina. Next jackpot is a massive €8,000. Tickets are two euro each and can be purchased from the Post office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, or from any Club Officer down in the complex.

Best of Luck to all our students doing their Mocks during the next couple of weeks.

Membership deadline is March 31. Check our Facebook page for registration nights down in the complex.

Table quiz

There is a table quiz in Tír na nÓg Pub, Wellingtonbridge on Wednesday, February 22, at 8.30 p.m. roceeds in aid of Bannow-Ballymitty camogie club. There will be adult and junior tables on night.

St Joseph's NS

Our second class pupils will make their First Confession next Wednesday, February 15, at 7.30 p.m. in the church in Ballymitty.

Slim Down/Shape Up

This fitness programme continues on Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m. with a weigh-in and an activity in Ballymitty school. We are looking forward to the finale event which will be a fashion show with food, music, spot prizes etc. on the night. This takes place on Thursday, March 16, at 7.30 p.m. in the Oak Tree, Foulksmills. All information re tickets will be available from Ballymitty NS next week. Stay tuned.

Grantstown Day care

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Day care Centre: Tuesday, February 14 - Pongo/Exercise in the morning, Valentines Special Tea and Pongo in the afternoon; Wednesday, February 15 - Pongo/Did you know. in the morning, Murder Mystery Tea in the afternoon; Thursday, February 16 - Pongo in the morning, and the two Paddy's music in the afternoon

BRING A FRIEND FOR free DAY - We are having a 'Bring a Friend For Free day' at Grantstown Day-care centre on the following dates: March 6, March 14, March 22 and March 30. Complimentary Lunch, tea or coffee and activities will be provided on these days for your friend. All new visitors are welcome - we look forward to seeing you. If you have any queries please contact the reception at 051 561016.

Murrintown

Split-the-pot

This week's winners are Casey and Tadhg Roche winning €942. Enjoy. buy something nice for yourselves. Winning ticket was sold by Mary Fielding. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown Bingo.

fundraiser

A fundraiser in aid of the Irish Homeless and Syrian Refugee Crisis will take place on Sunday, February 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Murrintown Community Centre.

We are looking for donations of new and good as new items to make this event a success. Any donations can be dropped into Murrintown Community Centre on Saturday, February 18, between 10 a.m. to midday Thank you in advance for your support.

Forth Celtic bingo

Bingo in aid of Forth Celtic AFC will take place on Sunday, February 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Community Centre. Bring the family for an afternoon of fun. Raffle with some great prizes. Any local business or families willing to sponsor the event should contact Greg Mullan - 086 3848391.

Community Games

The Community Games Area Art and Handwriting Competition which will be held in Piercestown National School on Thursday, February 23. Registration is from 9.30 a.m. to 9.45 a.m., start at 10 a.m. Art will be allowed three hours, handwriting one hour. Entry fee €3 per child.

See full details on our Facebook page: facebook.com/piercestown.murrintowncommunitygames. Enquiries to: piercestownmurrintowncg@gmail.com or Anne at 086 8063748. See area map on: piercestownmurrintowncg.wordpress.com.

School enrolment

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

watercolour classes

Beginners Water Colour Classes with Maria Murphy in the community centre. Learn the basics of watercolour painting in a small class setting. Starts Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For further details please contact Maria at 086 3848364.

Our Lady's Island

Table quiz

A table quiz will take place in Danby Lodge, Killinick on Thursday, February 23, at 8 p.m., Tables of four €20 - in aid of Kilcoran Union of churches. Your support would be very much appreciated. Coffee morning

A coffee morning will be held in Tacumshane Old School on Sunday, February 26, after Mass. All are welcome for the cuppa and 'catch up'.

Junior B Reunion

Our 1996 Junior B Football County Champions held a reunion of players, management and supporters recently in Butler's St Iver's. A full replay of the 1-10 to 1-03 final win over Duffry Rovers was shown. With most of the team and management present, every kick, every catch (or at least an attempt at one), every tackle (mostly legal) and every score plus some dodgy hair styles were relived. As you can imagine, with a bar full of proud ex footballers, the commentary was not required as full and honest views were offered the whole way through from those in attendance. The club would like to thank all those who attended for making it the night it was and to Pat and his staff for their hospitality.

Medal Presentation

The Coiste Na nÓg of Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's held their annual medal presentation last Friday night in the Danby Lodge with the legend that is Davy Fitzgerald in attendance to do the honours. With winners and runners-up medals to be presented to teams from under-12 to minor, a great crowd gathered in anticipation of Davy's arrival. With some great stories, the attention of all, both young and older was captured.

The club says a big 'thank you' to Davy for not only attending to present the medals, but to give over so much time to speak with people, sign autographs and step into the odd photo or 50.

Thank You

The Management Committee of Our Lady's Island Community Hall would like to thank all those who attended the Ballycogley players performance of the Billy Roche Play 'Lay me Down Softly'.

This was the first time a full length play has been staged in the hall and was only made possible by the installation of the new lighting system for which we received grant funding from the Carne Wind Farm development fund. There was a great turn out on the night and just over a €1,000 was raised.

We would also like to sincerely thank the Ballycogley players for agreeing to perform the Irish armature debut of this play in our hall and for very kindly donating half the takings for the night to the ongoing development in the hall. We wish them well on the upcoming Irish Drama circuit with this powerful play and hope that Wednesday night was the first of many great nights drama and entertainment in Our Lady's Island Community Hall.

Hurling Draw

The draw for this year's championships has been made with our Intermediate A hurlers drawn to face Oulart-The Ballagh, Duffry Rovers, Rathnure, St Patrick's and Marshalstown/Castledockerall in that order.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Kathleen Fortune, Tenacre on winning €172 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday mornings after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

Ballycogley Players

Last week members of our group took part in a reconstruction of the disappearance of Fiona Sinnott for 'Crimecall'. The programme will be aired on RTÉ1 on Monday, February 27.

We congratulate Jamie Allen, who gave birth to a baby boy last Thursday morning. Jamie's Mam, Deirdre and brother Jack are both members of our group.

The Ballycogley Players presented their production of Lay Me Down Softly by Billy Roche for the first time last Wednesday night in Our Lady's Island Community Centre and we were very pleased with the audience reaction. Two more pre-festival dates will take place this Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, in St Michael Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford at 8 p.m. nightly. Admission €10.

Fun Walk/Run

Friends of Carne Camino Fun Walk/Run Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. Carne Pier to St Helen's and Back via Beach. Adults €10, children free. Register on the day. In aid of Cois Cuain House, St Helen's, Special Needs Facility. Contact 087 8204177 for more info.

girls' football

St Fintan's ladies are holding an underage registration morning Sunday, February 19, from 10.30 a.m. to midday in the clubhouse, Ballymore. Membership as follows under-10 €30, under-12 to under-18 €40, Student Membership €60, Adult Membership €80, Non-Playing member €25. Look forward to seeing existing members and as always new members are welcome, come and have a cuppa while you're waiting.

RUN A MUCK

14 members of St Fintan's ladies are taking part in the Run a Muck Challenge on March 11, much needed funds raised from this will contribute to the start of our Football season and general running of club. We will have a sponsorship card at registration morning and any donations will be greatly appreciated.

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 €4,500 the winning numbers were 6, 17, 26 and 27. Congratulations to the two match-three winners who each received €150. The match-three winners were Keith Scallan and John Walsh. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, February 14, and the jackpot now stands at €4,800.

Oklahoma!

Rathangan Variety Group are full swing into rehearsals now for their forthcoming production of 'Oklahoma!' which takes place in Rathangan Hall from February 22 to February 25 inclusive, 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets now on sale, contact Angela at 087 0909541 or available in Rathangan Hall on Sundays 12th and 19th between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket prices: €10 Adult, €8 Children. Please like our Facebook page, Rathangan Variety Group, for further information and updates.

Ballycogley Players

Last week members of our group took part in a reconstruction of the disappearance of Fiona Sinnott for 'Crimecall'. The programme will be aired on RTÉ1 on Monday, February 27.

We congratulate Jamie Allen, who gave birth to a baby boy last Thursday morning. Jamie's Mam, Deirdre and brother Jack are both members of our group.

The Ballycogley Players presented their production of Lay Me Down Softly by Billy Roche for the first time last Wednesday night in Our Lady's Island Community Centre and we were very pleased with the audience reaction. Two more pre-festival dates will take place this Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, in St Michael Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford at 8 p.m. nightly. Admission €10.

Tomhaggard Centre

Tomhaggard Social Centre Activities: Monday - Women's Shed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Yoga. Tuesday - Art 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday - 7-8.30 and Sat 10-11.30 Scouts. Thursday - 10.30 a.m. to midday Tai Chi. Reading Room open to public when centre in use.

Sunday morning walking group - Meet in Johnstown castle at 10 a.m. to do park run course followed by cuppa in coffee shop.

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