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Friday 24 November 2017

Around the Districts

Eadaoin Lawlor, Leah O'Brien, Sharon Roche and Catherine Mahony enjoying the Fred Cooke and Gearóid Farrelly comedy gig in The Vine restaurant as part of Jestfest.
Eadaoin Lawlor, Leah O'Brien, Sharon Roche and Catherine Mahony enjoying the Fred Cooke and Gearóid Farrelly comedy gig in The Vine restaurant as part of Jestfest.

Bannow-Ballymitty

Cardiac First Responders

Carrig Cardiac First Responders will hold a church gate collection at Carrig-on-Bannow at all masses on Saturday the 6thand Sunday, May 7next. The proceeds will be used for the upkeep of our two defibrillators, for which we run 24-hour a day, 365 days a year rota in association with the National Ambulance Service.

We are always in need of more help, so if you feel you can contribute in any way please contact Cat Devereux at 086 3498804.

Social dancing

dancing continues every Thursday night at Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, May 4, from Pat Hogan, May 11 Tom Murphy, May 18 Delta Dawn, May 25 Jimmy Barnwell. All welcome in aid of Ballymitty ball ally new build.

Corach notes

The lucky winner of this week's Corach Ramblers split-the-pot is Marion O'Hanlon, Ballymitty. Who claims a fantastic €711. Well done Marion and best of luck to everyone in next week's draw.

They say to have a chance of winning a league title you have to win some of your games ugly, well that was the case tonight as we played our last home game against St Cormac's and somehow came away with a 4-1 win in what was definitely our worst performance of the season, we started poorly and gifted cormacs a half chance after three minutes which they failed to take.

We didn't learn from our mistakes and on 16 minutes we went a goal down following some poor defending. We tried to up our game but our intensity and passing were way below what we have come to expect and on 21 minutes we finally put a couple of passes together and Hermi was taken down in the box. Niall buried the penalty for the equaliser.

On 32 minutes we had a big let off when we gave away a needless penalty but Darren went full length to put it around the post, on 42 minutes we took the lead when Hermi was taken down in the box again and Niall stepped up to bury his second penalty so 2-1 up at half time.

The start of the second half seen us still misplacing too many passes and giving cormacs too many half chances, on 59 minutes we finally got a bit of breathing space when Niall picked up the ball in Cormac's half and went past three players before slipping the ball under the keeper for his hat trick. We wrapped up the scoring on 71 minutes when following another great run from Niall the ball was played to Philly on the edge of the box and he slotted home for a 4-1 score line.

The main thing was despite not playing well we got ourselves three points closer to winning the league, and we have four very tough away games left from which we need to get five points, but we will have to improve a lot on tonight's performance to get them.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to the Cahill/Whitty family on the sudden death of Marcella Cahill (née Whitty) on Saturday, April 22, at her home in Ballymitty. Marcella will be sadly missed by her daughters Rose, Pam and Marcella her sister Rose brothers Jim, Paul and Richard relatives and friends. Her remains were taken to St Peter's church, Ballymitty for burial after 11 a.m. mass on Tuesday. May she rest in peace.

GAA club notes

Lotto draw this evening with a jackpot of €9,500. Tickets are two euro each or a book of six only €10 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 during the weeks.

All winners on the Model County Tickets are up on our Facebookpage. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw.

The Intermediate Football team lost by four points against Kilanerin in Innovate Park in their first round of the championship. They played Duffry Rovers in Cushinstown on Saturday last.

The Junior Footballers played St James in their first round and took the points with a good win. They took on Horeswood at the weekend for round two.

The Hurling Championship takes place this weekend. All fixtures/venues and results are on the club's Facebook page and Twitter account. We wish everyone who is involved in the Scor all-Ireland competition the very best of luck this weekend. Great achievement for all.

Deepest condolences to the Carthy, Cahill and Whitty families at these sad times.

Months Mind - Months mind for Aidan Cummins will be held in Carrig Church Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m.

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Daycare Centre: Tuesday, May 2 - Mass with Fr Cullen in the Morning, Pongo in the afternoon; Wednesday, May 3 - Pongo and Cards in the Morning and Games in the afternoon; Thursday, May 4 - Pongo in the morning, and Mary's Play in the afternoon; Monday, May 8 - Exercises with Mairead and Cards/Games in the morning, Pongo in the afternoon.

CE Scheme Vacancies - Grantstown Daycare has vacancies for Bus Drivers and Kitchen Staff. If you are interested and fulfil the criteria please contact Grantstown Daycare centre at 051 561016.

Volunteers - Have you any time to spare? Grantstown is looking for volunteers. If you can give even an hour of your time per week, we would love to hear from you. We are urgently looking for volunteers who will help drive our Residents to doctors or Hospital appointments in our company car. Please contact our reception for more information at 051 561016.

Daycare annual Outing

Grantstown Daycare are planning our annual trip for Tuesday, May 9. Our plan is to leave Grantstown in the morning. We will have a coach bus to bring us to Waterford's Suir Valley Railway in Kilmeadan, Co Waterford. This is a railway train that follows 8.5 kilometres of the abandoned Waterford - Cork railway route. We plan to have lunch afterwards and then back to Grantstown to return home after a fun filled and interesting day.

This annual outing will cost each person €20 which will cover the bus, a meal and the train trip. For anyone who is not interested in coming on this trip the Daycare centre will still be open for our normal daily activities. If you are interested in joining us for this day trip please contact reception at 051 561016.

One-act plays

Camross Drama Group are looking forward to performing in Carrig-on-Bannow next week - Friday, May 5, at 8 p.m. Admission is €10 on door. We are presenting two One-Act comedies and a sketch which we are sure will entertain your local audience.

Our Lady's Island

Storytelling Night

The Night Round Fire/Story Night is on this Friday, May 5, at 8.30 p.m. in the Tacumshane Old School. Come along sit back and enjoy the talent, or take part if you wish. Tea, coffee, cakes served at the interval, all welcome, no charge for this community night.

GAA lotto

With no winner of last week's jackpot, there is now €4,900 to be won. Deirdre Cahill (seller Nicky White), Richard Reilly (seller Eamon Devereux) shared in match-three prize. Winning numbers were 11, 18, 22 and 24.

Bingo

Our Lady's Island GAA weekly bingo is played in Butler's every Tuesday - note earlier time of 9 p.m. This week's jackpot €350.

Childcare Vacancy

KRT Ltd has the following CE Childcare Vacancy in Paisti Beaga, Our Lady's Island. Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy.

Job Reference Number 2035466 will be required. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over for the childcare, Health and Social Care sectors. Applicants must also be in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for one year or more.

ICA guild news

The May meeting of Our Lady's Island ICA will take place on Monday next, May 8, in the Community Hall at 7.30 p.m. New members always welcome.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Mary Devereux, Coldblow on winning €174 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

Fundraising Dance

A dance in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital will take place on Tuesday, May 9, in the Danby Lodge, dancing 9 p.m. to midnight. Music by Teddy and Cathal Barry, Leslie and John Blue Lace, Jimmy Hogan and Lar Kenny and Moynihan Brothers. Adm. €7 - Door Prize. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Rosslare Harbour

St Paul's AC

Sunday was the Wexford Half Marathon and St Paul's had two athletes competing Seamus O'Brien who came home in a time of 1:46 and Elvis Presley AKA Johnny Kelly with a time of 1:54 Great running from both. Maeve Hayes travelled to Leevale Open Sports in CIT on Sunday finishing in 1st place U16 80m Hurdles.

We held our second Mini Olympic Evening on Monday and we had a great turn out. Results: U7 Boys-1st Caolan Kelly, 2nd Tadgh Wright, 3rd Kaiden Cloke; U7 Girls-1st Hannah Rose Roche & Lucy Stafford 3rd Lexi Tormey, 4th Tessa King, 5th Claire Byrne, 6th Keila 7th Jessie Stafford; U8 Boys-1st Adam Meyler & Davy Byrne, 3rd Oisin Casey, 4th Fionn Lawlor, 5th Alfie Codd, 6th Dara O'Donohue; U8 Girls-1st Catherine O'Leary, 2nd Caoimhe Ryan, 3rd Hannah Hoffheinz, 4th Megdez Harte, 5th Taylor McDonald; U9 Boys-1st Artem Kelly; U9 Girls-1st Tosia Spiczak, 2nd Addi Tormey; U10 Girls-1st Aoibhinn Quirke, 2nd Hannah Kelly, 3rd Lucia Donohue, 4th Ellen Goggins = 5th Clara Sheehan & Sophie;Whitehead, 7th Maya McDonald; U11 Boys-1st Jacob Sumec 2nd Evan; U12 Boys-1st Ryan, 2nd Padraig Moran.

The National Loreto Schools Track & Field championships were held Thursday in Morton Stadium Santry Emma Carr took 1st place in the minor 200m and 3rd place in the Long Jump and made the final of the minor 4x100m relay along with Niamh Reese who also competed in the Long Jump. Maeve Hayes 1st in the Senior High Jump and Long Jump jumping a new PB of 5.06m in the long jump and part of the team who got 2nd place in the 4x100m relay. Tara Connick competed well in the Senior discus finishing with a silver medal. Well done girls.

The first weekend of the Wexford County Track and Field Championships will take place Sunday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at the Track in Enniscorthy.

Active Retirement

Next general meeting is on May 2 at 3 p.m. in Hotel Rosslare. Committee meets 2 p.m.

May 11-day trip: JFK Memorial Park and the Dunbrody Famine Ship. Guide price €25 for ARA Members and €30 for Non-Members (includes admission charges to both).Please pay at next meeting on May 2.

2017 annual Holiday: Monday, September 25, Connemara Coast Hotel, Co. Galway. Five days/4 nights. €335 pps, single supplement €40 (€10 per night). Deposits required €50 per person. Balance will be due at the September 5, meeting. ​Non-members are welcome at the same prices, Please pay Jim at Hotel Rosslare reception on Friday 11 a.m.-12.

Environment group Notes

Following the recent National Spring Cleaning Day, the group wishes to thank AES for their provision of the skip for the day, the volunteers for giving of their time, Dom Sheil for driving to the various collection points to pick up the waste and all those who were involved in preparing and providing the refreshments afterwards in the Community Centre, Kilrane, We also wish to thank An Taisce, Wexford County Council (Environment Section) and Vera for organising the event. Approximately 12 cubic metres of litter were collected on the day, well done to all. Also a big thank you to the ICA who provided refreshments on the day. Much appreciated.

A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods such as toasters, kettles, electric drills and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

The group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Environment Group'

St mary's GAA

Weekly lotto - jackpot €7,550; numbers drawn were 2, 3, 7 and 12; no jackpot Winner; two match-three winners: Alex Whelan, Caroline Somers.

All at St Mary's would like to give their deepest sympathies on the passing of Pat Shiel, mother of Corinna, James and Michelle. Ar dheis Dé go raibh. a anam.

Wexford People

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