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Friday 17 November 2017

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At the Sulzer Pumps hospitality tent at the races on Saturday afternoon were Hilda Malone, Stella Bates, Eamonn Bates and PJ Bates.
At the Sulzer Pumps hospitality tent at the races on Saturday afternoon were Hilda Malone, Stella Bates, Eamonn Bates and PJ Bates.

Bannow-Ballymitty

Grantstown news

Upcoming events in Grantstown Community Village: Tuesday, August 5 - Pongo in the morning and music in the afternoon. Wednesday, August 6 - Pongo and Foot exercise in the morning and Family Fortunes in the afternoon. Thursday, August 7 - Pongo in the morning and Chair Yoga with Julie in the afternoon.

HOME BAKING - Some tasty home baking is available from our talented kitchen staff: tea brack and cheesecake mini, medium and large available. To place an order call our reception at 051 561016. Any orders required for Friday please place your order before Thursday afternoon.

CHIROPODIST - Our chiropodist will be here on September 12 and 14. To book an appointment please contact reception at 051 561016.

COFFEE MORNING - Why not join us for our coffee morning every Wednesday at 10 a.m for some delicious treats.

VOLUNTEERS - We want to say a Big Thank You to all our volunteers here at Grantstown. Our volunteers are a valuable asset to us and without them we wouldn't be able operate as well as we do. We have 20 Volunteers and appreciate the help we receive from each and everyone of you.

CAR DRAW - Win a five Door Toyota Yaris Luna Hatchback. Draw will be made on Saturday, September 16, Tickets €25 each.

Church gate collection

The collection in aid of the Irish heart foundation raised €328.75. Thanks to all who supported this collection.

GAA club news

The ladies' football club presents the two Johnnies live in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, followed by DJ Kieran Furlong on Saturday, September 23. Starting at 9 p.m. till late, finger food on the night. Tickets are €15 each, and are flying out, and can be purchased from Geelans Waddingtown, Costcutter's Wellingtonbridge, Tír na nÓg or contact 085 7396614.

Lotto this Tuesday will take place down in the complex with a massive jackpot of 12,200. Tickets are two euro each and can be purchased from the post office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tir na nog Wellingtonbridge and from any club member.

The junior Hurlers had a great win over Buffers Alley on Friday evening last.

The junior camogie lost out to Marshallstown in their championship match recently and that ends their year. Many thanks to Pat Fitzharris, Ger Luby for their help during the season.

Checkout the Facebook page for upcoming fixtures as they are coming in thick and fast in both underage and adult levels.

The under-12 boys hurling ended their season last week with a loss to Liam Mellows in the county semi-final. The under-12 boys football squad take on Blackwater away on Tuesday in their county semi-final. Best of luck to everyone involved.

The girls under-12 and under-16 had a busy week also in their championship. All information on the Facebook page and Twitter account.

Corach news

CORACH RAMBLERS V FASTNET ROVERS - A cautious approach from both teams early on as they both enjoyed sustained spells of possession early on, while neither keeper was overworked as chances were at a premium in these opening exchanges. As the game settled down, it was Corach Ramblers, who started to gain some momentum as the game started to open up a little.

This brief spell of dominance was rewarded on 20 minutes when David Currid found himself with time and space in the Fastnet penalty area and he made no mistake from close range to give Corach a deserved lead. Soon after a snap shot from John Lowry is deflected over the bar, while Niall Murphy also had a good chance after being played through by Wayne Whitty but his shot was just wide.

With almost the last play of the half, a free kick on the edge of the Fastnet penalty area is defended well and from the resultant breakaway, the ball finds Oscar Pitt one on one with the Corach keeper, and he cooly rounds the keeper and slots home to level up the game.

The second half saw Corach with some good chances early on with John Lowry, Paul Diskin, Alan Diskin and David Currid all spurning chances. Fastnet always looked dangerous on the break and Jason Sinnott in the Corach goal had to be vigilant as he was called into action on more than one occasion.

More chances from Corach as Paul Diskin and Wayne Whitty were again involved and it looked at this stage that Corach were the team in the ascendancy. Soon after a penalty award to Corach following a clumsy challenge on David Currid as he was about to shoot, and Alan Diskin stepped up to give Corach the lead.

As expected Corach retreated for the final five minutes and were happy to allow Fastnet the ball in the midfield area and try and hit their opponents with counter attacking football. And it was from one of these counter attacks that Corach were awarded a second penalty, when what seemed like a good tackle was deemed to be a foul following a consultation between the referee and the assistant, much to the consternation of the Fastnet players. Jason McCutcheon stepped up this time to make it 3-1 to Corach Ramblers, and that's how it stayed as soon after the final whistle sounded.

The Cup was presented to Corach captain, Alan Diskin on behalf of the Dwyer family by Paul Dwyer, son of the late Richie.

Congratulations to this week's split-the-pot winner, Niamh Mulligan, St Leonards, who picks up a fantastic €621. Tonight's draw took place at Doyles, Carrig. Thanks a million to everyone for your continued support.

Best of luck to all our teams who are back in action over the next few weeks.

Social dancing

dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night from 9.30 p.m. with music this Thursday, September 7, by Tom Murphy; September 14 Delta Dawn; September 21 Cupla and September 28 South Bound. All welcome refreshments served.

Ballymitty Hall

Bingo - The weekly bingo on Monday nights will change back to an 8 p.m. start from Monday, October 2. Volunteers welcome to help out at our weekly bingo, if you have some free time on a Monday evening and wish to volunteer please contact Ballymitty Hall at 087 2664412.

Sewing/Knitting/Crochet - classes in Ballymitty Hall will start again in September on Tuesday nights from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Children and Beginners welcome. To book contact Mary Quirke 086 8432125.

5K Family Fun Run/Walk/Crawl - takes place on Sunday, September 17, at 11 a.m. leaving from Ballymitty Hall. Registration at 10 a.m. on morning. €10 per adult/€5 per child. Prizes to be won, tea party for all the survivors. Proceeds in aid of Ballymitty New Hall Fund.

South East Tops Competition - if you are interested in taking part in the South East Tops or wish to put a group together to enter, please contact Ballymitty Hall at 087 2664412 for more information.

Ballymitty NS

The parent and toddler group will start again week commencing September 11. Further details to follow.

Glenbrien

Parish draw

August winners in Glenbrien Parish draw: First prize Mary Halligan. €40 each to Martin Shanahan, Senan Carthy, Phil Stamp and Niall O'Byrne. Next draw is on September 24.

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is on Sunday, September 10,. Music on the night is by Adrian Ryan. This is Adrian's first visit to Oylegate and is eagerly awaited by those on the social dancing circuit. Dancing is from 9.30 p.m. Admission is €8, so come along and enjoy a night of music, fun and dance.

Camogie half zips

The camogie club will be selling half zips in the coming weeks. Orders will be taken in the clubhouse on the following days and times only; Tuesday, September 5,, Friday, September 8, Monday, September 11, from 7.00 to 7.30 p.m. each evening. Deposit of €25 required on the night for each half zip ordered. Samples will be available to try on, in kids and adult sizes.

Oylegate

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is on Sunday, September 10,. Music on the night is by Adrian Ryan.

This is Adrian's first visit to Oylegate and is eagerly awaited by those on the social dancing circuit. Dancing is from 9.30 p.m. Admission is €8, so come along and enjoy a night of music, fun and dance.

Camogie half zips

The camogie club will be selling half zips in the coming weeks. Orders will be taken in the clubhouse on the following days and times only; Tuesday, September 5,, Friday, September 8, Monday, September 11, from 7.00 to 7.30 p.m. each evening. Deposit of €25 required on the night for each half zip ordered. Samples will be available to try on, in kids and adult sizes.

Glenbrien Parish Draw

The following are the names of the lucky winners drawn from the drum: First Prize - Mary Halligan and €40 to Senan Carthy, Phil and Mairead Stamp, Martin and Mary Shanahan, and Niall and Anne O'Byrne.

GAA club news

Best of luck to the senior hurlers when they play Rathnure in Bellefield on Saturday, September 9, at 6 p.m.

Lotto - in the draw held August 23, numbers were 8, 9, 17 and 28 bonus 30, the lucky-dip winners were Annemarie Farrell, Anthony Doyle, Michael Doran, Pamela Rowe, Mary Murphy, Molly Quigley, Ryan Murphy and Sabrina O'Brien. Next draw is September 6. Tickets available locally.

'A Look Back in Time'

We are delighted to announce that a small number of copies of the historical book 'Oylegate-Glenbrien, A Look Back in Time' has been republished and is also available at €25 from Aidan Quirke/Maureen Somers/Tom Miller/Freeman's Gala store/email oylegateparishnews@yahoo.com.

Mass Times

Please note Mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m.; Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.

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