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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Around the Districts

Helena Boyce, Mary Carthy and Simone Boyce the opening of the Phil Murphy Weekend and launch of the Parish Journal in the Community Centre, Carrig-on-Bannow on Wednesday evening.
Helena Boyce, Mary Carthy and Simone Boyce the opening of the Phil Murphy Weekend and launch of the Parish Journal in the Community Centre, Carrig-on-Bannow on Wednesday evening.

Bannow-Ballymitty

GAA Club notes

Tuesday's lotto numbers were 14, 20, 25 and 30. Next jackpot will be €11,600. Three match-three winners Oisin Stafford, Portmarknock; Shane Nolan, Myshall and G Hillis, Wexford Golf Club.

The junior hurlers lost by five points up in Bree against a lively Ferns in their third round of the championship. Their next opponents are Monageer on Sunday, August 13.

This Saturday the Intermediate Football squad will face St Mary's Maulditown in Kilurin at 7.30. They also have St Joseph's and Ballyhogue to play in the championship group.

Super performance from the Wexford Hurlers down in Cork unfortunately it wasn't to be their day against Waterford. Now it will be fixture after fixture to be played every weekend so keep an eye on the Facebook page and Twitter account.

Thanks to all our underage boys and girls who had a brilliant week at the Cúl Camps with their pictures making the weekly paper.

Golf classic

The Bannow-Ballymitty Pat Neville Perpetual golf classic will take place on the Friday, August 11, in Wexford Golf Club. Teams of four €200. Sponsorship also welcome. Contact 086 3678133 or 086 3534878 to book your tee time.

Corach Ramblers fc

This week's big winner of our split-the-pot draw is Mary King, Campile, who receives a fantastic €700, Congratulations, Mary.

Following Corach Ramblers AGM the following committee has been elected for the upcoming year: chairman - Billy O'Brien; secretary - Clodagh Barry; Joint treasurer - Toddy Barry and Breda Walsh; Committee members - Mick Walsh, Mark Ralph and David Moran.

We would now like to welcome any expressions of interest for managers at all levels. Please if you can give up a couple of hours per week, contact any committee member. Without managers we cannot field teams so please get involved.

Corach Ramblers would like to thank outgoing committee member Adam Diskin for all his help during the last 12 months.

Special thanks goes to Willie Wallace who, after 42 years of service to the club has decided to take a step back. Since the clubs inception Willie has been involved at all levels, from his playing days to management and on the club committee, he has been an invaluable member of our club. He won't be far away though and will still be available to the club when needed.

Thx a million Willie for everything you've done, the club would not be where it is today without your years of service and commitment.

A word of thanks must also go to Willie's wife Mary, who, anyone who has been on the committee knows, hosted the vast majority of committee meetings and spoiled us all with tea, coffee, scones and the finest banana bread of all timeߘ?. Thanks Mary, we appreciate all you've done, and I for one will be looking for a certain recipe.

The preceding game to the Cup semi-final pitched the All Blacks against Corach Ramblers. All Blacks were quickest out of the traps and a great run up the left hand side by James Delaney followed by an equally impressive cut-back gave Thady Redmond the easiest tap in to give the Blacks the lead. Corach didn't panic and began to pass the ball around, always looking and probing but keeping possession well.

After 15 minutes the equaliser came, and what a well worked goal it was. A great run down the left flank from John Gleeson, who cut back in and played the ball to Marty Keane, who spotted the run of Alan Diskin coming from midfield, and the pass was perfection as Diskin never broke stride and hit the ball first time on the run which flew low into the corner.

And just three minutes later it was 2-1 to Corach as a perfectly floated free kick was met by the head of the in rushing Alan Diskin to give him and Corach their second. Soon after it was 3-1 when a long clearance by Toddy Barry in the Corach goal somehow eluded the All Blacks defence and Wayne Whitty rushed in to head over the on rushing Niall O'Callaghan in the All Blacks goal. Corach continued to dominate and more chances fell the way of Paul French and Wayne Whitty as they went in at half time leading by 3-1.

The second half was barely a minute old when Paul French got on the end of a long ball and finished low to the net to make it 4-1 to Corach and one could almost sense the fight leaving the Blacks. Wayne Whitty soon added the fifth following a great through ball from Alan Diskin when he rounded the keeper superbly.

The Blacks to their credit tried hard and on the night had to concede second best to a rampant Corach team. Pat Sinnott, Michael Sinnott, James Delaney and Thady Redmond tried hard but its Corach, who will advance to the Shield Final where they await the winners of Fastnet and Kilmore. #COYR

Pre-season Training is under way for both our men's teams. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. New Members Welcome.

Grantstown Daycare

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Daycare Centre: Tuesday, August 1 - Martina and Ruby Animal Therapy session and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, August 2 - Art and Crafts/jackpot in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Thursday, August 3 - Games and Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Would you like a bit of company during the day? Catch up with some friends or just have a nice nutritious hot meal? For just €8 per day you can come to our Daycare centre, enjoy the entertainment we provide, have a cuppa and a three course meal. Or if you would like to be collected by our mini bus we only charge an extra €2. We are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

CE Schemes - Vacancies exist in the following areas at Grantstown Daycare: Kitchen, Maintenance, carer, Bus Driver, Laundry, office. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, Tus or unemployed for one year or more, then you may be eligible for a CE Scheme. For more information please contact our reception at 051 561016.

Knock trip - Thank you to everyone who came along to Knock and gave a helping hand Everyone had a lovely time and enjoyed themselves.

Talent By the Sea

Entries are open for this talent show in the Atlantic Bar Cullenstown to take place on August 5 at 9 p.m. Great first prize of €200 to be won on the night. To enter phone or text 086 8821280 or 087 9905505. Proceeds in aid of Cullenstown Community Group.

Seisiun

Danescastle Music Group will host Seisiun in Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola on Tuesday evenings at 8.30 p.m. An evening of traditional music, song and dance. Come and enjoy a great evening's entertainment for all the family.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night from 9.30 p.m. with music this Thursday, August 3 by Delta Dawn; August 10 Michael Ellard, August 17 Jimmy Hogan and Lar Kenny, August 24 Bandit and August 31 Dick and Ted. All are welcome - refreshments served.

After school Care

Teach na nÓg will be offering an Afterschool Facility from August 31. This will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. This will be funded under the Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Scheme, which enables parents who have a medical card or are in receipt of a social welfare payment, to avail of the service at a reduced rate. For more information please email us at teachnanog@gmail.com or phone 085 8587945.

Patron

The annual patron will be held in Ambrosetown, on August 8, at 8 p.m. Thank you to Cllr Michael Whelan for his ongoing help and advice and in matters concerning the graveyard, to Eoin and John Harpur of Wellingtonbridge for manufacture of a new gate to the graveyard, also to Wexford County Council for financial assistance for our new gate, finally to Father Cahill and Rathangan parish council, for continuing to maintain the graveyard.

Rathangan-Cleariestown

notes

If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,400. The winning numbers were 5, 10, 28 and 32. There were four match-three winners Each receiving €100 each. The match-three winners were Paddy Devereux, Mai Roche, Julia Walsh and John Roche. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, August 1, and the jackpot now stands at €3,600.

Fr Fintan Morris r.i.p.

A sincere word of thanks to Fr Kevin Cahill, Fr Bernard Cushen, Tony, Ger, Mona, Jacqui, the altar servers, the choir and all those present for the celebration of Holy Mass on Friday, July 28, in Rathangan.

This Mass was offered to remember and acknowledge the trojan work that Fr Fintan did in the three churches in the parish during his ministry here. May he rest gently in his native Wicklow and his soul rest in peace.

Charity Drive

A Charity Drive in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare will take place on Sunday, August 13, at 12.30 p.m., from Ballymagyr, Duncormick. For more information contact Paddy at 086 3344815.

Ambrosetown Patron

The annual patron will be held in Ambrosetown, on August 8 at 8 p.m. Thank you to Cllr Michael Whelan for his ongoing help and advice and in matters concerning the graveyard, to Eoin and John Harpur of Wellingtonbridge for manufacture of a new gate to the graveyard, also to Wexford County Council for financial assistance for our new gate, finally to Father Cahill and Rathangan parish council, for continuing to maintain the graveyard.

McCall's Cottages

This weekend sees the practical completion of our seven McCall's Cottages in Rathangan. The homes will be open for general public viewing after the patron on August 15 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The homes are not yet fully let so we are still open for inquiries and interest from anyone considering a move. Further information from members of the committee or at the parish hall or call Willie at 086 8106672.

Fastnet Rovers fc

The Fastnet Rovers annual camp night will be on Saturday, August 12, Bring the family, pitch your tent, grab some food and have some fun.

The FAI Soccer Camp will be held at Fastnet Rovers on w/c August 7. To book a place at the camp go to summersoccerschools.ie.

Tidy Towns

Duncormick Area Action Group has once again entered this year's Tidy Towns Competition with judging from June-August. We are appealing to everyone to help us in obtaining better results this year and be proud of our village. We would also like to ask everyone to use the litter bins provided in the village.

Patron Dates

Monday, August 7, Killag at 7 p.m. Monday, August 7, Kilcowan at p.m. Tuesday, August 8, Duncormick at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, Ambrosetown at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 13, Rathangan old cemetery after 11 a.m. Mass Tuesday, August 15, Rathangan new cemetery at 2 p.m.

Please note there will be a collection in Killag and Rathangan old cemeteries to help fund the cost of maintenance during the year. Thank you.

Team Photographs

If you have St Anne's GAA Club team photographs from underage to adult on your Laptop, Computer or SD Card, Jim Berry would be very grateful if you could contact him at 087 7619812 or email them to him at jim.berry11@gmail.com.

If you intend on emailing them to Jim; the Year, Age Group and the names of the players would need to accompany the photographs.

TRX/Pilates Classes

TRX Classes take place in the club house every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6.30 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9.30 a.m. For further details please contact Kevin Cogley at 086 3656233.

Pilates Classes take place in Baldwinstown Hall on Tuesday evenings from 7.15 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. Bring a mat, towel and drinking water. Cost is €9 and it is recommended to book a place. For further details please contact Theresa White at 089 4620552.

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