Around the Districts
The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €5,300 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 €200 up for grabs each week and James Redmond shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn were 1, 3, 6 and 13. Many thanks for your continued support.
Hi energy Dancefit Classes are ongoing in Ballycogley Hall on Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. Plus 'Forever Active 55's +' Mondays at 11.30 a.m. Call Amanda Burke. Forever Fit Wexford 087 9713339. Beginners and all levels welcome - see alwaysandforeverfit.com.
All Blacks AFC
Reminder: The FAI Soccer Camp at All Blacks AFC, Casey Park from 24th - July 28 is now open for booking. Book now on summersoccerschools.ie.
The under-13s welcomed neighbours Forth Celtic to Casey Park during the recent past and kept the pressure on with a 3-2 win. The boys started the brighter and had a bit more of the ball in the first half and the lead goal came from a excellent Tadgh Deegan finish. Forth worked hard and did create the best opening and were only inches away from a equaliser.
In the second half Forth were excellent and did create the equaliser through a good Jack Mullan strike now on top they found a lead goal which was a fantastic goal from Aidan O'Brien. 2-1 down with 14 minutes to go the boys dug deep and drew level 2: two with Tadgh Deegan again with a good finish. Then the lively Ben Rossiter was taken down, and it wasn't to be for Kyle Rankin as Liam Donohue in the Celtic goal made a excellent save to keep 2-2.
The boys never gave up seeking the three points and late on they got the winner through Ben Rossiter with a neat finish. But it didn't end there as Sam Novel broke through but keeper Lee Kelly, who somehow made a fantastic save to secure the three points. This leaves the boys four points behind Albion with Wexford Celtic to play twice with the first game away on Saturday evening all support appreciated.
Congratulations to the Uruguayan Girls, who won 1-0 against Spain and drew 0-0 against France to qualify for the Mini World Cup Quarter Final on Sunday last in Rosslare Strand. The two captains on the night were Diego Godín (aka Amy Jackman) and Fernando Muslera (aka Aoife Devereux) led by example. Godín set up Luis Suárez (Aoibheann Rankin) for a goal, while Muslera pulled off some fantastic saves in both matches to keep them in the competition. Well done to the full Uruguayan panel: Aoife Codd, Eve Rowe, Tara Cullen, Abby Lambert, Sophie Wallace, Cora Sinnott, Ciara Murphy, Aoibheann Rankin, Amy Jackman and Aoife Devereux.
The under-10/under-12 players paid a visit to Wexford Youths pitch for a league toppers fixture Waterford FC against bottom of the table Wexford Youths. The boys acted as ball boys and helped in this frantic fixture and enjoyed the moment. Thank you to Brendan Mulligan and Mark Byrne for organising the evening. Thanks to players and parents who attended. A great night for players to experience the venue and a lively fixture. Thanks to Wexford Youths for the invitation.
St Fintan's Ladies
Well done to the under-10 yellow team who played its first game of season away to Sarsfields during the recent past and it was a brilliant team performance by all 10 girls involved with some great passing and moving and some beautiful scores taken. A big well done and thank you to the 11 girls who traveled the long distance to Kilanerin and a special thanks to Abi Lambert, who stood in at number 12 and played a fantastic game.
The girls started brightly scoring first and hitting the woodwork on a number of occasions unfortunately Kilanerin had the girls out numbered and soon after went ahead but the girls battled hard all over the field and never gave up on what was a very warm evening, the final score read St Fintan's 1-5, Kilanerin 3-4.
The next under-16 match won't be till exams are finished but training will continue.
During the past week the under-12 girls were away to Bannow-Ballymitty in the second round of the league. The girls were first to put a score on the score board, the girls battled hard in what turned out to be a very wet evening and in the very slippery conditions, the girls weren't deterred, finishing on top with a score of 5-3 to 1-1. All nineteen girls in green and yellow were fantastic in both skill and effort. Well done, girls.
Fun Run thank you
The organising committee of the annual Mayglass fun run would like to thank anyone who took part or helped in anyway with the event. This was the third year and it was another success with over 350 entries which was in a big part due to the perfect weather.
Again this year our starter Paddy McGuire set the masses off just after 11 a.m. on the four mile circuit to eventually finish outside the school. Here the finishers were cheered on by a large number of onlookers and then enjoyed refreshments in the school and had a chance to win a spot prize.
The profit from the event was just under-€2,600 which will go towards providing much needed facilities for the pupils in Mayglass school. Full details on runmayglass.com and lots of photos on Facebook.
ICA guild news
The local Killinick ICA guild held its most recent meeting on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1, with president Mary Quirke in attendance. A vote of sympathy was passed with Áine Sheeran on the death of her father Eddie. A mass for deceased former member Doris Kelly will take place in Ballymore church on June 6 at 7.30 p.m. after which the next meeting will be held.
The guild discussed the bring and buy cake sale to be held by Ber Cullen with the proceeds going toward the purchase of a defibrilator for Killinick village.
The competition winners were first Mary Crotty second Marie McNae and third Kathleen Nolan and the competition for the next meeting is for the nicest six tea cakes.
St Fintan's GAA Club
Groundwork on the new walking track has started. The next couple of weeks will see Phase one completed where the track will be dug out and ducting for the track lights installed. There will be no disruption to any of our members or teams during the works but we do ask all pitch users over the coming weeks just to be mindful of these groundworks and for parents to be vigilant of siblings who may be in the field while waiting on brother/sister at training sessions or games.
Also our new pitch side advertising signage is almost ready with the framework near complete and the first batch of signs just about ready to go. Any local business interested in an advertising space please contact us.
Do you wish to be a steward for Innovate Wexford Park? With some big games hopefully to come this summer this is your chance. Official steward training (very easy), an official steward card and guaranteed to see any game you steward. Please private message the clubs Facebook page or contact club secretary to book your steward training place.
Members of the Ballycogley players drama group provided entertainment on the final evening of the INMO Conference which was held in Clayton Whites Hotel during the past week. The group played a scene from a hospital ward showing two patients sharing a disfunctional hospital bed and all this with health minister Simon Harris in attendance. The group would like to thank the organisers Ann Moore and Niall Kennedy for the welcome it was given.
Huge congratulations to Kate Power from Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group on being awarded best actress at the RTÉ all-Ireland Drama Finals in Athlone. So well deserved. Well done, Kate. Enjoy the celebrations.
Fourteen members of the Ballycogley players enjoyed the groups end of seasons celebrations with a visit to the Leisure Max centre Drinagh for some bowling followed by some tasty beverages in the Farmers Kitchen after which Brian O'Brien saw us safely home.
We wish group member Trish Boyce the best of good luck onher travels to Lourdes as a volunteer during this week.
Group members wishing to claim expenses for the year should call to Tomhaggard on Wednesday, May 17, at 8.45 p.m.
To honour Our Lady in the month of May, Mass will take place in Ballycogley Grotto at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, weather permitting. The Ballymore-Mayglass Choir will be present to add to the celebration. This has become a wonderful community celebration of faith, so please join us, all are welcome.
Tomhaggard Fun Run
Tomhaggard social centre's annual 5k Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, July 2, at 11 a.m. This is a fantastic family occasion and we hope to see plenty of runners and walkers enjoying the fun. Refreshments served. For details or to book a place contact Eimear at 086 1946311. The annual Tractor Run will also take place in July.
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 Saturday 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Scouts. Reading Room open to public when centre in use.
Aidan Power from WLD will be visiting Tomhaggard Women's Shed on May 29.11 a.m. to talk about the Little Jobs and Insulation Keep Warm projects. It is open for anyone interested in finding out details and to see if they qualify. Refreshments served.
All sections very busy with their outdoor activities at the moment. Young scouts are practising for the County Shield later in the month. Beavers, Cubs, older scouts and ventures are working on Adventure Skills projects such as shelter building, camping, pioneering etc. Cubs have a trip to Gravity in Courtown on Saturday while all sections are planning their end of year camps.
Congratulations to beavers who made Holy Communion in Kilmore, Mayglass and Duncormick over the past two weekends.
The St Fintan's junior hurling team travelled to Monamolin to take on the home side of Buffers Alley in a Permanent TSB junior hurling championship group B game and got its season off to a good start with a comfortable 1-14 to 0-10 victory.
dancing continues every Thursday night at Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, May 18, Delta Dawn, May 25 Jimmy Barnwell. All welcome in aid of Ballymitty ball ally new build.
Upcoming events: Tuesday, May 16 - Pongo/Cards in the morning, and the two Paddy's in the afternoon. Wednesday, May 17-Pongo/Laughing Competition in the morning and Sonas and Cards in the afternoon. Thursday, May 18 - Pongo/Sonas in the morning and Cards and Chair Yoga in the afternoon.
CE Schem: Grantstown Daycare has vacancies. 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 Doctor or Hospital appointments in our company car. Please contact us if you are prepared to help our senior citizens. Many hands make light work. Please contact 051 561016.
What a great time of the year to get active. Why not join us for a walk, get some fresh air, meet new People, have a chat, all the while getting active. We are meeting everyday Monday to Friday at 8 a.m and 5 p.m. at the entrance for the GAA pitch on the driveway.
A-team were away to league runners-up bridge rovers yesterday and came away with a good 2-1 win, the lads were well up for this game and started brightly and on two minutes we went close to taking the lead when we forced a corner which Niall whipped in and Philly saw his header go just wide of the post.
We were playing the better soccer in the early stages and on 18 minutes we got our reward when Philly played the ball to Niall out wide and he went past three defenders before pulling the ball back to Daz whose first time shot from the edge of the box went to the back of the net. We went a bit flat after this and let bridge back on top but our defence was dealing well with their threats till on 33 minutes a defensive mix up lead to us giving away a poor goal for the bridge equaliser, both teams had some half chances after that but we went in level at halftime.
The second half turned into an open end to end game without either side creating any clear cut chances but one thing this team has become is patient and they never panic and always play to the last whistle and that attitude paid off again for us yesterday when with time almost up and most spectators thinking it was going to end in a draw Gareth picked up the ball in the centre circle and his pass picked out Daz who went past three defenders before playing the ball to Niall, who put the ball across the six yard box and Gareth tapped in at the back post for a deserving 2-1 win and moments later the referee blew his whistle and the celebrations officially started as we received the cup.
A big thanks to everyone who came to castlebridge yesterday, your support was greatly appreciated. So on to curracloe now at 6.30 on Wednesday evening for our second last game.
Kathleen Kehoe, Ballygow was this week's split-the-pot winner. Kathleen picks up a fantastic €764, Well done, Kathleen. Thanks again to all who continue to support us every week.
Carrig Cardiac First Responders will now hold its church gate collection at Carrig-on-Bannow at all masses on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, next. 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.
GAA club notes
This week's lotto jackpot is 9,800 and will take place this Tuesday evening. 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 over in Grantstown.
Anyone with reports for this year's Parish Journal can you please send them as soon as possible the deadline is the end of May.
Junior ladies' football team played Ballyhogue on Sunday last in Grantstown. Final score B/B 1-02 B/H4-09. They are to play St Fintan's this weekend in their next championship match.
The Junior Hurling Squad secured two points, after a one point win over Horeswood, in their championship opening game. Things were looking bad at half time as they were nine points down, but a great second half display secured themselves on the table. Well done to Pat, Michael, Ken, Larry and the full squad. This Saturday they travel down to St Martin's for a league match at seven o'clock.
Well done and Thank you to our Scor team who represented the club in the all-Ireland Finals.
The U 14 Girls have started brilliantly this year in Division 2 if the championship. They began with an away match down in St Fintan's and came home with a winof 7-05 to 4-09. Ciara Cummins scores three goals. Ellie Aldridge and Ann Rossiter had impressive performance's also. In their second match at home against Horeswood they took a ein again with a score of 6-07 to 4-10. Danielle Kinsella and April Moran had outstanding games. These girls are training hard and building towards their next big game which is home to Gusserane at the end of the month. Well done to the squad and to both the John's.
Check out the Facebook page and Twitter account for fixtures/venues and results on all games.
Enrolment forms for incoming Junior Infants are available from the school office or call 051 561324.
An enrolment night for Ballymitty Community Playgroup for September 2017 will take place on Wednesday, May 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the playgroup.
The following programmes are available in our pre-school room and pre-pre school room: ECCE Free pre school, from the age of three years and CCS scheme - community childcare subvention scheme.
Those wishing to avail of ECCE programme, please bring child's birth cert and proof of child's pps no. Children are welcome from the age of two years and five months.