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Sunday 17 December 2017

Around the Districts

Action from the FAI soccer summer camp at Rosslare Strand FC grounds.
Action from the FAI soccer summer camp at Rosslare Strand FC grounds.
Jessica Horan and Casey Gabbett at the Rosslare Strand Field Day on Sunday afternoon.

Ballymore-Mayglass

GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,400 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 this was not won last week and will be €400 in the coming week. Last week's numbers were 5, 7, 10 and 34. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit

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.

Sponsored Footballs

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.

Walkathon

St Anne's Rathangan GAA Club are delighted to make you aware of our upcoming fundraising Walkathon, including a 24-hour walk, community auction and an evening of entertainment on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

This fundraiser aims to fund the development of a new ball alley and hurling wall for the club. To coincide with this, we are undertaking our very own 'Dawn Walking Challenge' to highlight mental health awareness and specifically support our local mental health awareness group 'Ask.

Every GAA Club in Wexford is invited to send a minimum of one representative (or as many as you wish) in your club colours, to walk for one hour with us in the 'Dawn Walking Challenge' between 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday morning, August 6 (Refreshments provided).

All proceeds raised during the Dawn Walk will go directly towards ASK to enable them to continue their tremendous work in the area of mental health awareness. The impact of 50 clubs across Wexford uniting together will send a very positive signal of their support to the wider community that we are now ready to tackle the issue of mental health head on.

Songs Of Praise

There will be songs of praise in St Enoch's church Killinick on Friday, July 28, at 8.30 p.m. Refreshments will be served in Killinick rectory afterwards and all are welcome.

Annual Patrons

The annual patron will take place on Thursday, August 10, in Ballymore cemetery at 7.30 p.m. and on Friday, August 11, in Mayglass cemetery at 7.30 p.m. Blessing of the graves will take place after mass.

Tomhaggard Centre

All weekly activities at the Tomhaggard Social Centre have finished for the summer break. St Anne's Novena takes place from August 18 to August 26 with evening programme of events at the Social Centre see Flyers for details. Reading Room open to the public when centre in use.

Leo Carthy Weekend

The annual Leo Carthy Weekend opens on August 5 with a variety concert in OLI Community Hall from eight O'Clock. Performers on the night will include the Danescastle Music Group, Temple Michael Ceili Band, George Lawlor, Yvette Walsh, and comedy with the Ballycogley Players. Adm €10 (OAPs €8)

Sunday, August 6, begins with a 6km run. Registration from 11: 30, race start at 12: 30. €10 entry fee with complementary refreshments. Live free open air music on the open air stage in the village from 12 to 30 - 6: 00 with numerous well-known local artists. There is a mumming exhibition with the Drinagh Mummers at 3: 30 accompanied by the Legendary Theresa and the stars.

There will be lots of entertainment for the kids (and big kids) with bouncy castles, and face painting, Football darts, and milk the cow. Also crepes, tea and refreshments available on the day. This year we will also have a sheep race for the first time which promises to be great fun for all.

Ladies' Football

During the past week the under-12 team welcomed Rathrogue/Cushinstown to Ballymore to play the last round league game. The girls took to the field with determination and skill awarding them a convincing victory. Well done. super performances throughout the group stages. The girls now march on to a county semi-final which is to be played in Ballymore on August 16 v Ballyhogue. Keep up the great work girls.

Sixteen of the under-10 girls took part in a blitz played in Rathangan during the past week. The blitz involved teams from St Anne's, St Fintan's, St Brigid's Blackwater and Crossabeg. Big THANKS to St Anne's fclub for the way they hosted the event. St Fintan's formed two teams all of whom competed well. Well done Katie, Jessica, Leah, Kate, Grace, Ellen, Ava, Holly May, Ciara, Naomi, Aveen, Jolie, Rosanna, Saoirse, Rebecca and Tara. Big thanks to mams and dads and other family members for traveling and your continued support of the girls.

St Fintan's ladies have tickets for sale for Wexford races on Friday, July 28 (ladies' night) the cost of tickets from the club is €10 or €15 on the gate we have 20 tickets to sell anything after this goes back to our club please spread the word, contact Ann-Marie at 086 8613353 for tickets.

All Blacks AFC

All Blacks AFC continued registration for 2017-2018 season will occur with our registrar Suzanne Foley telephone 086 3751704 in attendance at the club house at Casey Park, Wednesday night, July 26, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The club is seeking players to register under all grades as follows: Wexford Schoolboys League. Under-seven, under-eight, under-nine, under-10, under-11, under-12, under-13, under-14, under-15. Wexford Football League. Youth's team. Senior Adults Men's Team. Wexford Schoolgirls League. U - nine, under-11, under-12, U - 14, under-16. Senior Women's Team.

All new members welcome. We look forward to seeing existing members for the start of another successful new season. Congratulations to the latest winner of our split-the-pot draw prize No 27 in 2017. Danny Kenny scooped the winning prize of €310 in the Halfway House Pub, Ballycogley on Monday, July 17, 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.

Our Lady's Island

Quiz Night

O.L.I./Tacumshane senior citizens are holding a Quiz Night tomorrow, Wednesday, July 26, in the Lighthouse Bar, Carne at 9.30 p.m. There will also be a raffle with prizes galore. So please come along and support our local seniors on Wednesday night. Table of four €20.

Leo Carthy Weekend

The annual Leo Carthy Weekend opens on Saturday, August 5, with a Variety Concert in OLI Community Hall at 8 p.m.

Performers on the night will include the Danescastle Music Group, Temple Michael Ceili Band, George Lawlor, Yvette Walsh, and comedy with the Ballycogley Players. Adm. €10 (OAPs €8)

Sunday, August 6, begins with a 6km Run. Registration from 11: 30 race start at 12: 30. €10 entry fee with complementary refreshments. Live free open air music on the open air stage in the village from 12 to 30 6: 00 with numerous well-known local artists. There is a Mumming Exhibition with the Drinagh Mummers at 3: 30 accompanied by the Legendary Theresa and the Stars.

There will be lots of entertainment for the kids (and big kids) with bouncy castles, and face painting, Football, darts, and milk-the-cow. Also crepes, tea and refreshments available on the day. This year we will also have a Sheep Race for the first time which promises to be great fun for all.

Annual Patron

The annual patron will take place on Sunday, August 13, with Mass in Lady's Island at 3 p.m. followed by proceesion to cemetery for prayers and blessing of graves.

Raffle Results

The follwing are the winners of the Monster Raffle held at Tacumshane Garden Party on July 16: James Moore €100-Sponsor Apple Green; Aileen McNamara €100 - Garden Centre Voucher; Richard and Ann Newport €100 Cash - Private Donation. John Devereux €50 Voucher Argos; Nuala Wickham €50; Gemma Doyle Dinner for Two Meyler's Mill House; Kevin Walsh Stable Diet Hamper;Jessey Doyle, Gas barbecue; Evie Hass five Bags Coal; Wayne Lamber five Bags Logs; Michael Doyle Picnic Basket; Tadgh Wright Cheese and Wine Hamper; Maureen Considine McCauleys Hamper; Paudie Jackman six months Gym Membership; Martina Byrne - €25 Sweetness Deserts Voucher.

A big thank you to everyone who helped on the day, who sponsored prizes, bought and sold tickets, provided baking and helped in any way to make the event such a success.

Coffee Shop

Community Centre Coffee Shop open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will have beautiful fresh home-baking and sandwiches on offer. Looking forward to seeing you all again. Our 'New and Good As New' shop is also open.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Bob Butler, Airhill on winning €205 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

Breakfast Morning

Tagoat Day Care Centre are holding a Breakfast Morning in the Day Care Centre, Tagoat, on Sunday next, July 30, starting at 9.30 a.m. and finishing at noon in aid of the centre.

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