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Saturday 18 November 2017

Around the Districts

Ballymore/Mayglass

GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,300 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 and Adam, Eoin, Bailey and Ruby shared in this prize last week. The following numbers were drawn were 8, 13, 15 and 28. Many thanks for your continued support.

All Blacks

Congratulations to All Blacks AFC under-13s players Tadhg McDonald, Evan Cullen, Dan Devereux and Tadhg Deegan and Kyle Rankin, who were selected for Wexfords Interleague Game v NDSL on Sunday last in Curracloe.

The under-12 girls made the journey to Bunclody for a cup quarterfinal game only to meet a strong home side. Having conceded three quick goals early on in the game it was always going to be an uphill struggle. However, our girls did continue to battle for the rest of the match and played a much more competitive second half during which Aoibheann Rankin scored our only goal of the game. The girls were very unlucky not to convert another couple of chances but it was not to be. Well played to Aoife D, Eve, Aoife C, Tara, Sophie, Cora, Ciara, Aoibheann and Abby, who worked hard up till the final whistle. We wish Bunclody all the best in the next round.

St Fintan's Ladies

The following brave (or crazy) members of our club took part in the Run - A-Muck challenge in Naas on Saturday last: Sarah and Tracy O'Donoghue, ,Jess Howlin, Emma and Nicky Sinnott, Orla and Emma Boggan, Michelle Cullen, Ger Brennan, Anna Marie Redmond, Julie Coakley, Ciara Frayne, and Leanne Hennesy. Well done, all.

Girls Underage GAA

The St Fintan's under-12 girls will train on Monday evenings from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Rosslare Strand on the astro turf. Players are asked to bring €2, runners and a gum shield. The under-10 girls will also train on Monday evenings in ballymore on the all weather pitch 6.15 p.m. to 7 p.m., please spread to word and we welcome new members. DONT FORGET GUM SHIELD. Any queries please contact Suzanne at 086 3751704.

Drama news

With four festivals under our belt and two results from Rush and Kilmuckridge drama festivals, the following is the update (at the time of going to print), Kilmuckridge: Fourth place, adjudicators award given to Paddy McGuire and Jack Allen for their sparring scene, Nominations: Best supporting actor Seán Carthy, Most promising actor Jack Allen. Rush: Third place, Chris Maddock best actor and adjudicators award to Seán Carthy, Nominations: Tech (Lighting and set), Best Director Breda Hayes, Best Actress Ellen Cloney. Results from Wexford and Roscommon will be in next week's report but you can always keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Our next performance will be in St Martin's GAA Complex on Saturday next, March 18, at 8 p.m. The three remaining festivals are on Monday the 20th in Tipperary, Tuesday the 21st in Cavan and New Ross on Thursday the 30th.

Preschool/Montessori

There will be an open evening at Mulrankin Preschool/Montessori on Thursday, March 23, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please check out our Facebook page fro further information call Martina Cardiff at 087 1334680.

Scouts

All sections will take part in the St Patrick's Day parade in Wexford on March 17. Cubs visited the Heritage Park and scouts had skills day in Piercestown recently while all sections have done pioneering projects and cooking.

farewell podge

The parish of Ballymore/Mayglass and St Fintan's GAA Club said goodbye to a family that supported all that was good in the parish and the GAA club. Some 20 years ago Pat and Bernie Doyle took the helm at Ye Olde Coopers Inn and in the blink of an eye the Doyle family became one of our very own.

Over the past decade Pádraig has been one in a million as they say, he has wore the number eight jersey with pride, passion and determination and is forever engraved in our clubs historic back to back county titles of 2012 and 2013. He has supported our club unreservedly throughout the years, be it team jerseys, fundraising events, post match meals, breakfast mornings, committee meetings; the word 'No' simply has not been part of his vocabulary.

Pádraig was always our first port of call and we were never disappointed but much more than his endless support to the men's club, the Ladies' Club and our Coiste teams Podges easy going, charming, affable character is what we will miss so very much. Podge, we wish you, Anne-marie, Pat, Bernie and the Doyle family the very best in whatever the future holds for you all. We will miss you dearly. And remember the green jersey will always be here for you.

St fintan's club news

Two St Fintan's men Jim Rossitter and Joey Wadding are currently playing major roles with the Wexford senior football team, both are part of a solid backline that has helped in no small way to steer the team to the top of the table in Div.4 of the Allianz football league.

The most recent victory was over Wicklow in a game played in Pearse Park Arklow and this was the forth victory in four outings but unfortunately Jim was forced to leave the pitch with an injury.We wish him as peedy recovery and we look forward to them both assisting St Fintanswhen the season gets under way.

St Fintan's

The club would like to send our congratulations to Ballycogley Players on their third place award in the recent Wexford Drama awards. The group had a number of nominations in the awards with our very own club stalwart and PRO Paddy McGuire claiming the best supporting actor award.

Well done Paddy from all in the club. The club sends huge congratulations to club player, stats man and 'always there if needed' Richard Rowe and his beautiful wife Carita on the birth of baby Ollie. A baby brother for handsome little Bill. Wishing ye all lots of precious moments in the weeks, months and years ahead.

club Registration Day

Sunday, March 19, is club registration day. Memberships can be paid at the clubhouse Ballymore on this day from 11 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Club memberships for 2017 must be paid before the Croke Park cut off date of March 31 Non-player membership is €30 and all paid up members this year will be entitled to register for the new grma rewards and discount card.

Points are awarded to card holders via match tickets with a selection of products available on accumulation of points. The card is also currently offering 20% off in Elverys sports stores. These cards will NOT be available after March 31 deadline. On payment of membership you will be given a unique membership number to register for your card. Remember your membership also entitles you to a vote at club AGM or any other significant club vote.

Bridgetown Men's Shed

Bridgetown Men's Shed are having a men's fun Fashion Show followed by 80s Disco with DJ Johnny G Whizz, in the Wheel House Bar Baldwinstown on Saturday, March 25, from 8.30 till late. Only €5 entry. It promises to be a very enjoyable night.

Kilmore

RNLI on tv3

Well done to Kilmore Quay RNLI on their recent feature on TV3s Ireland AM. They are a fantastic organisation and we thank them for their continued service to the community of Kilmore Quay.

KAC News

Congratulations to Jackie Carty on winning the over-45 1500 metre National Masters Indoor Final in Athlone on Sunday, March 5, last.

feile draw

Kilmore camogie club would like to thank everyone who purchase tickets In our recent Féile draw. Prize winners were as follows: Travel voucher - Phylis Sinnott; Dinner for two in Kellys Hotel - Clodagh Wall; Afternoon Tea at Button and Spoon - Josie Carroll; Annette Whelan Glass - Josh Philips; Annette Whelan Glass - Seán O'Brien; Gym Voucher - Carmel Giltrap; Gym Voucher - Darragh Lambert; Deluxe Hamper - Conor Wall; Tides Voucher - Jennifer Roche; Bushmills - Hugh Doyle; Coffee Hamper - Catherine O'Connor Arts and Crafts Set - Aaron Kielthy; Gemma Rochford Voucher - Mary Culleton; Killeens Voucher - Nel Bates.

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you everyone for your tremendous support. Kilmore camogie club will be hosting a team from Cavan for the Féile.

camogie news

Our newly promoted Junior B team play their first game of 2017 season this Sunday against Taghmon/Camrose at 4 p.m. in Taghmon. This is the first game for any of our teams this season and we wish ye all the best of luck.

Congratulations to Aoife Cousins, who has been selected for Wexford Senior camogie team and Orla Fortune, who is on d minor team. Well done ladies ye are doing Kilmore camogie club proud.

Kilmore camogie will host their annual spring clothes collection on Saturday, April 9, in Kilmore GAA grounds from 9.30 to 12.30. We will gladly take any unwanted items of clothing, shoes, bags, belts and bed linen Unfortunately we cannot except duvets.

Ballycogley Players

With four festivals under our belt and two results from Rush and Kilmuckridge drama festivals, the following is the update (at the time of going to print), Kilmuckridge: Fourth place, adjudicators award given to Paddy McGuire and Jack Allen for their sparring scene, Nominations: Best supporting actor Seán Carthy, Most promising actor Jack Allen. Rush: Third place, Chris Maddock best actor and adjudicators award to Seán Carthy, Nominations: Tech (Lighting and set), Best Director Breda Hayes, Best Actress Ellen Cloney. Results from Wexford and Roscommon will be in next week's report but you can always keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Our next performance will be in St Martin's GAA Complex on Saturday next, March 18, at 8 p.m. The three remaining festivals are on Monday the 20th in Tipperary, Tuesday the 21st in Cavan and New Ross on Thursday the 30th.

Bridgetown Men's Shed

Bridgetown Men's Shed are having a men's fun Fashion Show followed by 80s Disco with DJ Johnny G Whizz, in the Wheel House Bar Baldwinstown on Saturday, March 25, from 8.30 till late. Only €5 entry. It promises to be a very enjoyable night.

ARA news

The Bowls Championship is ending this week with the final matches taking place in the county league. Bowls practice will however still take place in the Stella Maris Centre (SMC) on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., first night on March 14 and followed by March 21.

Wednesday the 15th will see activity in the form of card and board games at 2 p.m. in the SMC. This will also be repeated on Wednesday the 22nd.

The Spring Lunch will take place in the Farmer's Kitchen at 1 p.m. on Wednesday March 29. Those not having booked their preference of the Menu are asked to get in touch with the secretary ASAP. Ten Pin Bowling on Mondays in the Leisuremax at 10.30 a.m.

Scouts

All sections will take part in the St Patrick's Day parade in Wexford on March 17. Cubs visited the Heritage Park and scouts had skills day in Piercestown recently while all sections have done pioneering projects and cooking.

Preschool/Montessori

There will be an open evening at Mulrankin Preschool/Montessori on Thursday, March 23, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please check out our Facebook page fro further information call Martina Cardiff at 087 1334680.

Deaths

Kilmore parish lost three of its senior citizens during last week when Paddy Lacey, who was 83 passed away. Paddy had lived in the parish for many years before moving away. Mick McGee, Sarshill also passed away at the age of 95 and Mrs Kathleen Bardon, Rathronan passed away who was in her 101st year. Sincere sympathy to the three families on their great loss of three very well known and very well respected individuals.

SCOPE raffle

Kilmore SCOPE and the Bridgetown Information and Resource Centre wish to express sincere thanks to all who supported the trolley raffle in Goff's Centra, Bridgetown on Saturday, March 4. The total profit on the raffle was €818.

The lucky winners were as follows. First prize, Contents of Trolley - Lisa Rossiter, Duncormick; second, Deep fat fryer - Aliysha Diston, Hazelwood; third, book voucher - Kevin Whitty, Lakelands; fourth, bottle wine - Paddy Carley, Ballyibernagh; fifth, Easter Egg - Sarah Rea, Tagoat; sixth, bottle wine - June Monaghan, Ballycogley.

Our sincere thanks to our sponsors: Goff's Centra; Bridgetown Crafty Ladies; Red Books Bookshop; McDonnell's petrol and food store.

Our Lady's Island

Old School Cards

With 18 playing on Tuesday last William Burke and Billy Stafford shared first place with three games each. Brian O'Leary won the steak. Cards every Tuesday in Tacumshane Old School at 8.30 p.m., all wewlcome. €8 in, tea, coffee and good fun on offer.

GAA. Lotto

Jackpot now stands at €3,300 for tonight's draw. Tickets available locally and from club members at only €1.50 each. Last week's number were 8, 13, 15 and 28. No match-three winners in the club.

GAA fixtures

All County Football League Division 6A Saturday, March 18; Oylegate-Glenbrien v Our Lady's Island at 2 p.m. in Oylegate. Minor Hurling Championship Roinn 1B Sunday, March 19: Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's v Kilross Gaels (Kilmore and St Mary's Rosslare) in Carne at 11 a.m. Updates on fixtures and results available through our Facebook page.

Féile na nGael 2017

The draw had been made for this year's Féile to be held in Wexford and our under-14 lads will play against Horeswood plus teams from Wicklow and Sligo. We will also be playing host to the Wicklow squad on their visit to Wexford.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Paddy Pettit, Loughtown on winning €185 in split-the-pot draw for the second week in a row. Draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

Piercestown

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players present 'Lay me down Softly' by Billy Roche in St Martin's Community centre on Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Admission is €10. There will be live music in the bar after the show.

ARA Club

Annual Coach Tour 2017-Slieve Russell Hotel Cavan on August 27 three nights DBB (Sun to Wed) 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 100.00 secures your place. Great weekend promised. Book early to avoid disappointment, seats booking fast.

Coach Trips - May 2: Wicklow Gaol and Kilquade Arboretum Wicklow - tour of Gaol, Coach and evening meal at new Talbot Hotel Dining Room that evening. Departing 09 a.m. Price €45 pp

June 13: Japanese Gardens, Newbridge Silverware Centre and Whitewater Shopping Centre Newbridge - entry fee/Morning break/evening meal in Glenview Hotel Wicklow and coach included in price of €55 pp. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book any of these trips. all trips based on minimum of 20 travelling.

Dance Fit

Dance Fit in Piercestown Scout and Guide Hall with Amanda. Hi energy exercise classes every Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Please Call Amanda Burke at 087 9713339 Or just come along. Ongoing fun weekly classes. Beginners and all levels welcome. Also on Forever Active 50+ on Thursdays at 11.30 a.m. All levels welcome.

Community Games

The area gymnastics competition will be held on Sunday, March 26, at 9 a.m. in Wexford Gymnastics Club. Age groups are for boys and girls under-9, under-11, under-13, under-15 as of 31/7/2017. Entry fee is €3. You can download the routines on the website communitygames.ie. The gymnastics county finals will take place in Gorey on Sunday, April 2.

If you would like to enter please register beforehand with text to Sinéad 087 6559323. See area map on: piercestownmurrintowncg.wordpress.com piercestownmurrintowncg.wordpress.com.

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