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The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €6,700 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 Jim and Alice Ryan, D. Dempsey and James Molloy shared in this prize. Last week's numbers were 3, 10, 16 and 19. 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.
The committee of the Ballycogley hall development are initiating a fundraising drive to raise finance for the project. The houses of the parish will be visited by committee members in the coming weeks to give information and look for support for the upgrade of the hall which is hoped to begin soon. This will be of great benefit to the community and we would be very grateful for a generous response to our appeal.
All Blacks AFCs wish to announce notification of our annual general meeting on Tuesday, July 4, at 8 p.m. at the club house in Casey Park, Mayglass. Nomination forms shall be distributed to the committee in due course. Anyone wishing to propose a motion please do so in writing to the club secretary by email no later than Monday, July 3, by 5 p.m. This meeting is open to players, parents and any members of the public wishing to become involved in the All Blacks AFC.
Congratulations to this week's winner of our split-the-pot draw prize No 24 in 2017. Tommy Bolger scooped the winning prize of €325 in in the Bargy Bar, Bridgetown on Monday, June 26.
Great prize to be won. Many thanks for the hospitality on the night. Thank you to all our selling agents and our draw entrants in your continued support weekly. All proceeds going forward to our Development Plan for All Blacks AFC Casey Park.
The annual Bannow and Rathangan show takes place in Killag on July 13Schedules are now available to download from the website bannowrathanganshow.com or from secretary Liz Freeman at 087 756087.
The Ballycogley Players drama group will hold its annual general meeting in the social centre Tomhaggard on Tuesday, July 11, at 9 p.m. The group will begin preparing for the upcoming one act drama season with a reading of plays also in Tomhaggard social centre on Thursday, July 6, at 8.30 p.m. All current and intending members are requested to attend. This is an ideal opportunity for those wishing to get involved in one or more of the many aspects of drama.
Those shopping and spending €20 in Pettits SuperValu St Aidan's can benefit the St Fintan's GAA Club when they will be issued with a ticket which may be deposited in a box bearing the name St Fintan's. This box is located near the exit door and when ticket numbers reach 500 each under-eight member of the club will be given a free football. So at no extra cost you will be supporting these young players.
A fundraising table quiz will be held in Quigleys bar and lounge Kilmore village on Wednesday, July 12, at 8.30 p.m. The proceeds from the night will go towards the fitting of a kitchen in the social centre in Tomhaggard.
The most recent meeting of the local guild was held on June 6 last with guild president Mary Quirke and nineteen fellow members in attendance. The evening began with a mass for former member Doris Kelly RIP after which a memorial stone was laid on her grave. The membership thanked Margo Finn, Breda Wright and Teresa Pettit for their choice of memorial. A federation meeting was held in Bree on June 26 at which an outing for July 18 was discussed. The competition winners were first: Mary Fenlon and 2ND;Mary Sinnott, the competition for the next meeting following the summer break on September 4 is for the nicest pot plant. The hostesses on the night were Mags Keane and Vonnie Byrne and the hostesses for the next meeting are Maura O'Mahoney and Anne Colgan.
On County Team
Two members of the St Fintan's GAA Club were members of the Wexford senior football team that over came Limerick by the slender margin of one pt in an all-Ireland qualifier round 1B fixture played in Limerick. With Donal Shanley unavailable Jim Rossitter and Joey Wadding played their part in securing a second round home fixture versus Monaghon a game which will be played on Saturday, July 8, Keep up the good work lads.
Bargy Vintage Club
The Bargy Vintage Club will hold their annual barbecue in the Old Coopers Inn on Saturday evening, July 15, from 6 p.m. till late. Music by Point Blank and other. Food served from 6.30 to nine. 30. Tickets €5 each, available from all club members and at 'The Coopers Inn' All proceeds to local charities, many thanks for your continued support.
Last Saturday the club held a fundraising darts exhibition in the Talbot Hotel Wexford. A large crowd came out to see twice World Champion Gary Anderson take on 20 local Wexford darts players. Gary took part in a VIP meet and greet before the main show and it is rumoured our own Breda Boggan was weak at the knees meeting her darts idol.
On the night local players Paul Murphy, Jimmy Newport and Podge Rowe all managed to outplay the champion on the night claiming victory in their respective games. A great nights entertainment was had by all.
St Fintan's Underage2
The past week saw OLI/St Fintan's minor footballers return to championship action following their lengthy exam break. The lads travelled to Gusserane where a very exciting encounter unfolded with the two teams at level pegging throughout. The boys in green dug deep in the second half with a great team effort which saw our lads take the winning point in the final minutes of the game. Well done to all on a great effort, next football fixture for the lads is St Mary's Maudlintown, a home fixture in Ballymore on Monday, July 10, at 7.30 p.m.
The minors returned to their hurling Championship Friday the 30th with a home fixture in Carne. (no report at time of going to press..)
The Juvenile Championship also resumed last week following their exam break with a home football fixture V Moguegeen Gaels. A wet and slippy evening where the home side put in a strong performance to win the fixture. Juvenile hurling championship resumes Wednesday night, July 5, with an away fixture V Crossabeg-Ballymurn.
The club sends its best wishes to club stalwart William (Buster) Doyle, who is currently a patient in Beaumont hospital. All at the club wish Willie well and look forward to seeing him back in the field coaching the under-eights and on the sidelines at club games.
The Tomhaggard 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. The Tomhaggard 5k Fun Run and Walk has been postponed till later.
Tomhaggard Social Centre Activities: Monday - Women's Shed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Yoga (last week till Sept). 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.
Cubs and Beavers had great camps last weekend while Scouts and Ventures are on Camp in Greystones and Dublin this weekend.
The nd of year party and badge presentation took place at the Social Centre on Wednesday last. Meetings will resume in September.
The Kilmore Quay Seafood festival parade takes place July 6, everyone meet at garda station 6.45 p.m. in full uniform - details will be sent out later.
Well done Frank
St Fintan's man Frank Staples handed over the mayor of Wexford Borough District chains after a busy but wonderful year in office. Frank has certainly fulfilled the role of mayor with great professionalism, charm and dedication. He has impacted on so many people and communities over the past year with his sheer openess and honesty.
The club wishes to congratulate Frank on a magnificent term as mayor and we wish him a couple of well deserved weeks off before he is back at the grindstone doing what he does best, representing the people of Ballymore-Mayglass parish and beyond. Proud club, proud parish.
St Fintan's Ladies
Our under-16 team played top of the table side Davidstown during the past week, it was a hard fought battle all the way to the final whistle with the girls giving everything, and taking some fine scores, unfortunately it wasn't to be final score Davidstown 6-8, St Fintan's 3-6.
The church in Mayglass was the venue for a unique event when Most Revd Bishop Dennis Brennan unveiled s plaque to the four bishops from the area. The historic event coincided with the 100th anniversary of the death of former Bishop of Ferns James Browne, a native of the parish.
A large attendance of parishioners was in attendance. Some nine priests of the diocese with Bishop Dennis Brennan concelebrated a special Mass to mark Bishop Browne's anniversary. The church choir excelled at the event and was much commented on by all present for their wonderful contribution.
Bishop Brennan also mentioned the wonderful contribution of the choir group.
The new limestone plaque is located at the back of the nave of the church.
Open Garden Day
On Sunday, July 9, you are invited to an Open Garden Day by Alice Mernagh at Moorfields, Wexford (top of Starvhall Lane). Tea and refreshments will be available as will a raffle and plant sale. All donations are welcome.
This charity event is in aid of Dogs for Disabled. Charity No.17821 This unique charity founded in 2007 trains assistance dogs to help children and adults with a disability to carry out a range of practical tasks in order to achieve greater independance. Please come along and support this worthy cause.
ARA Club news
Annual Coach Tour: August 27 three nights DBB in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan SRS €15 pppn. great weekend, two-day tours, music every night in bar, price based on sharing €280. Contact Ann Rochford 087 6677411 to book your place. €100 deposit secures.
TENNIS FOR ADULTS
During the month of July the courts at St Martin's will be running sessions for adults/beginners/improvers. These sessions can be availed of by non-members at a fee of two euros per night. Come along any Wednesday during the month of july from 7.00/8.30 p.m. and give it a go - ackets and balls will be supplied.
Park tennis will run at St Martin's during the four weeks of July for ages 6-16. Players can join for 1, 2, three, or four weeks. Registration takes place at the courts on Friday, June 30, from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
The first annual summer Palooza party takes place on July 8 in St Martin's GAA complex from 8 p.m. till late. There will be a barbecue, 80's disco, marquee on balcony, prosecco table, outside bottle bar. Tickets €10. This is a strictly over-18s event. Contact Tracy at 087 9755563 for tickets.
Carne Swim week
Wexford Water Safety annual Swim Week takes place at Carne beach starting Monday, July 10 to July 16, Beginners level up to Safety four. Registration at 9.45 a.m. at Carne Beach on Monday, July 10. For further info or to book contact Sinéad at 087 6559323 or check wexfordwatersafety.ie.