Tuesday 21 January 2020

Around the Districts

Mary, Sarah and Fiona Doyle at the Visual Communications and Design degree show in Wexford Campus.
Mary, Sarah and Fiona Doyle at the Visual Communications and Design degree show in Wexford Campus.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €5,900 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 €200 up for grabs each week. Last week's numbers were 4, 5, 7 and 33. Many thanks for your continued support.

All Blacks AFC

Reminder: the FAI Camp at All Blacks AFC, Casey Park from July 24 to July 28 is now open for booking. Book now on

The under-14 girls finally managed to get their last league game of the season played in wet conditions at Casey Park. The girls were guaranteed a second place finish in the league no matter what the outcome was but a win would ensure a title playoff against local neighbours Forth Celtic. A nervous start from the All Black AFC girls saw St Leonards take an early two goal lead. Niamh Reese pulled two goals back for the home team but they still went into half time 3-2 down.

The second half was to prove decisive with the home team finally finding their rhythm and goals from Emma Carr, Aoife Houghton, Seren Ward and a third from Niamh Reese to complete her hat trick. This ensured a 6-3 win and a playoff. Details of the playoff to be confirmed by the league.

Well done to all the squad throughout the campaign to date recording nine league wins from 10 games and scoring over 60 goals in the process. Well done to Lee Kelly, Dan Devereux, Tadgh McDonald, Evan Cullen, Kyle Rankin and Tadgh Deegan from All Blacks AFC under-13s who were in the Wexford Squad competing in the Cremin's Cup in Tipperary on Saturday of last week.

St Fintan's

During the recent past the St Fintan's adult football team was due to take on Geraldine O'Hanrahansin ahome fixture in the All county football league Div.3 B but received a walkover from its intended opponents. The team did travel to Cloughbawn later in the week to take on the home side and ran out comfortable winners 5-19 to 3-07.


Congratulations to young Scout team of Huan Er McBride, Senan Murray, Adam Ffrench, Danny Lawton Corish, Ava Lawton Breslin, Brendan Thompson and Seán Whitty, who received Silver Standard at last weekend's Co Scoutcraft competition in the IOAC Tagoat. They also won Camp Chef Award for third year in succession. It was a great achievement despite the weather.

Overall it was the highest standard of competition in years. The highlight of the weekend was a tribute to Rescue 116 where scouts, ventures leaders and families stood in formation around a ground display, clapping as the Coast Guard Helicopter flew over the site a number of times. The scouts are holding a Trolley raffle in Brady's Mace Kilmore Quay on Saturday, June 17.

St Fintan's Ladies

The under-14 team welcomed St Anne's to Ballymore to play in a third round league game. Team Fintans were looking for a win to restore confidence after two defeats. The team took to the field with determination and no little skill and a convincing win was recorded to get the campaign back on track. Well done to all 20 players who participated on the evening.

Well done to the junior team on a great team performance against Bannow-Ballymitty in the championship, the ladies started brightly taking an early lead which they held on to for the rest of the game. Bannow gave the girls very little breathing space, and this was a hard fought victory. The final score was 2-7 to 1-6.

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.

vintage run

Tomhaggard annual Tractor and Vintage Road Run takes place on Sunday, July 9, starting from the Social Centre. This is a great spectacle and something to be enjoyed by everyone. For details and to book a place contact Eimear at 086 1946311.

Proceeds of both these fundraisers are to repair a leak on the roof of the extension/supper room and water damage which has developed over the past few years.


Des O'Brien Mayglass celebrated his retirement from his position at hardware and agri merchants Bolgers of Ballycogley where he spent the past 14 years in a variety of roles when hiswork colleagues arranged a retirement party at the Whitford house hotel during the recent past. Having previously worked in the Wexford farmers co-op and Staffords agri Des will now have the time to do the things that we all like to do in our leisure hours. We wish Des the best of good health and happiness in his retirement.

Golf And Racing

Rosslare golf club saw itsfirst major of the season in the ladies' section of golf played in a continual downpour but this did not deter a very determined Ballymore lady Maura Farrell from taking the spoils. No doubt husband Syl helped her with her 'swing'. We congratulate Maura and wish her all the best with her game in the future.

While Jamie Codd was all out in his quest to catch Barry O'Neill in the National point to point championship which was due to end over last weekend hisbrother William was also in the winners enclosure when he saddled Tell Them Nuttin to have back to back victories over hurlers at Down Royal. Congratulations to the lads both of whom are at the top of the tree on the racing circuit.

Model County Draw

The St Fintan's GAA Club once again sold two winning tickets in the second of the three model county development draws. Christine Berney Ballydusker Killinick won the fifth prize of a €500 voucher to the Portlaoise Heritage hotel while Aidan and Pierce Barry from Mooretown won the 43rd prize of €150 cash. We wish all our supporters the best of good luck in the final drawon the last Wednesday in June. Many thanks for your support.


GAA Club notes

Lotto numbers were 2, 8, 17 and 27. Next jackpot will be €10,400.

The club had one winner in the Model County draw well done Oliver Delvin on ur cash prize of €150.

The golf classic will take place on Friday, August 11, in Wexford.

CHANGE OF VENUE for the bingo this Sunday it will take place in Ballymitty as a drive in Bongo at three o'clock. Two thousand euro in prizes to be won.

Wishing all our students the very best of luck in their state exams starting this week.

The intermediate football team travelled down to take on the St Anne's team in Rathangan on Friday last in the league and headed home with a two point win. Well done, lads.

The junior ladies' football squad lost by only three points against St Fintan's during the week. Improving every match well done girls.

Féile raffle winners were Tom Brady Fethard, Ita Hannigan Rathangan and Mkna French Johnstown. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw €895 was raised.

Best of luck to the Wexford hurling team this weekend hope everyone got their tickets.

Fatima Rosary

The Fatima Rosary will be held at the Grotto Grantstown on Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady appearing at Fatima.

Grantstown Daycare

Upcoming events: Tuesday, June 6 - Shuttle Boards and Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, June 7 - Pongo/Nail Painting in the morning and Sonas/Games in the afternoon. Thursday, June 9 - Pongo in the morning, Ramsgrange will be coming for lunch, music with Jimmy Barnwell and raffle in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Trip To Knock

Our annual trip to Knock will take place on the Friday the 14th - Saturday, July 15. The cost of the trip is €120 PP all inclusive. A deposit of €20 is required to secure your place. For more information on this trip contact Betty at 087 9057391.

Talent by the sea

Talent by the sea will take place in the Atlantic Bar Cullenstown Saturday, August 5. Get practising - more details to follow


The Bannow and Rathangan Show takes place on Thursday, July 13, at Killag Duncormick, schedules will be out shortly, more details soon.

Music Festival

The Tullicanna Music Festival takes place on Sunday, July 16, at Stafford's of Tullicanna, this year all proceeds will go to the South Wexford Branch of MS, for more info contact 086 8300938 after 6 p.m.

Ballymitty hall

Come join us for a fun and entertaining night of Food and Wine tasting on Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall, proceeds in aid of Ballymitty New Hall Fund. The wines on the night are some of the wines stocked by Wallace's SuperValu, Wellingtonbridge and the host will be the very knowledgeable and entertaining Mary Gaynor of Wine Academy Ireland. We will also be sampling some tasty food from local producers to compliment the wines. To purchase tickets, please contact Sinéad O'Sullivan at 087 2664412 or Brid White at 086 8300938.

Féile Bingo - Monster Drive in bingo in Ballymitty Hall on Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m. This is a fundraiser in aid of the under-14 boys and Girls Féile na nGael 2017 teams. €1,500 in prizes. Hope to see you all there supporting the boys and girls.

Sewing classes in Ballymitty hall every Thursday night from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Children and beginners welcome. To book contact Mary Quirke 086 8432125. Classes in jnitting, crochet and Cross Stitch also on the night, try your hand at all four if you wish.

Social dancing

social dancing continues every Thursday night at Tir Nog from 8 p.m. all welcome; music this Thursday, June 8, Tom Murphy, June 15Dick and Ted, June 22 Delta Dawn and June 29 Tom Power the Latchico man. Refreshments served in aid of new hand ball build.

Ballymitty School

St Joseph's NS Enrolment forms available from the school office or phone 051 561324.

Historical Society

Bannow historical society held its AGM on Monday, May 29, in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge. A good crowd attended and it was nice to see some new members on the night. Chair. Anne Farrell opened the meeting and welcomed old and new members on the night. She then handed over the meeting to Rich Howlin and he spoke of developments in the society during the course of the previous year.

The minutes of 2016 AGM were read and adopted. The chairperson then addressed the meeting and the secretary, treasurer and pro gave their reports. Rich Howlin then proceeded with the election of the officers.

All of the 2016 officers were re elected: chairperson Anne Farrell. Vice-chair: Dennis Kenny. Secretary: Dermot McCarthy. Treasurer: Pádraig Kenny. PRO: Kevin Murphy. Committee; Rick Donnelly, Anne Lacey, John Harpur, Andrew Moore and Jimmy Whitty.

This year's annual historical tour will take place on Saturday, July 15.


Grand draw

Kilmore Scope has a grand drawing of prizes on Friday, June 16, in aid of major repairs to the AOH hall where the Bridgetown Information and Resource Centre is located.

Support for the draw would be appreciated and tickets are available in most public outlets in Bridgetown and will also be available at Goff's Centra all day on Saturday, June 10, where our members will be promoting the draw. The drawing of prizes will be held in conjunction with a coffee morning in the hall from 10.30 a.m. on the 16th.

Our Lady's Island

Climb for Joy

Congratulations to the girls from O'Doherty's Londis Alison Duggan, Celine Murphy and Joanne Golden, who climbed Carrauntoohill in aid of Pieta House and they raised an incredible amount of €1,500. It was a tough challenge but well worth it. We would like to thank everybody for their generous contributions, we raised well beyond our expectations.

Tractor Run

The annual Tractor Run in aid of Scoil Mhuire, Broadway will take place on Sunday next, June 11, 2016. Registration is from midday and all participants will leave Our Lady's Island Community Centre at 1 p.m. Fun and games, indoor and outdoor, from 12.30 p.m. Bangers and Mash, dessert, tea and coffee avilable for all from 12.30 p.m. Come along and enjoy a family fun day out in support of our local school.

ICA guild

The June meeting of the local ICA guild will take place on Monday, June 12, in the Community Hall at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome to our last meeting before the summer break.


There was no jackpot winner last week so tonight our pot stands at €450. Don't for get we also have a half book for the kids to join in too, half book means half the price but all of the fun. Get your dabbers at the ready for a 9 p.m. start in Butler's.

GAA Lotto

There was no winner of the GAA lotto last Tuesday night, meaning tonight's jackpot goes up to €5,900. Tickets available locally and through club members. We had one match-three winner, Robert Cloney (seller Alan Cloney) with the numbers 4, 5, 7 and 33.

Model County Draw

Well done to Maria Mullins, who was the winner of a €300 voucher for Tom Doyle Supplies in last Wednesday nights May Draw. Tickets for the final draw available by contacting Kevin Kehoe.

Exam Time

It's that time of the year again when all the studying and all the cramming gets put to use. Our Lady's Island GAA Club would like to wish all its members and their friends, who start their exams tomorrow, the very best over the coming weeks.

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