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Friday 15 December 2017

Around the Districts

Naomi Furlong, Stephen Furlong, Melanie Carroll, Kieran Carroll, Pamala Dempsey and Damien Dempsey enjoying their night out at the the Sarsfields GAA Club 50th anniversary dinner in The Talbot Hotel.
Naomi Furlong, Stephen Furlong, Melanie Carroll, Kieran Carroll, Pamala Dempsey and Damien Dempsey enjoying their night out at the the Sarsfields GAA Club 50th anniversary dinner in The Talbot Hotel.

Ballymore-Mayglass

Tomhaggard centre

All activities have resumed at Tomhaggard social centre following Ophelia's visit during the week. Thankfully everyone in the community was safe.

Ongoing Activities: Mon 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Women's Shed - new members welcome. Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., art - enquiries contact Maria 086 3848364. Wed 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. And Sat 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., Scouts. Mon and Thursday 8 p.m., Drama. Reading Room open to the public Tues, Wed. Thur 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., excl lunch.

Scouts

22 beavers from Kilmore joined approximately 150 others from around the county at an Emergencies Day in Piercestown Scout centre last Sunday. They received demonstrations, talks and exercises from Gardaí, Marine Watch, Coast Guards, Order of Malta, RNLI and a Fun Base also. A wonderful day had by all.

Drama grant

Ballycogley Players have been successful in sourcing a Grant to do Community Theatre in Tomhaggard social centre starting beginning of Nov. It's a 6/8 week course covering basic drama techniques, exercises, create a short piece for performance in Dec. Open to Secondary school students to senior citizens. For details or to book a place contact 087 6858480.

Information Night

The St Fintan's GAA Club held a club/school links information night in the scout hall Ballymore during the past week with Willie Cleary from Wexford County Board as facilitator. We look forward to further updates on this matter in the near future.

St FintansTo the Fore

Some 40 years ago a Wexford district team became the first aqnd only district team to be crowned senior football champions. The final was played in Belfield versus Bunclody and the panel of players included 10 from the St Fintan's club. If anyone out there can supply any type of photograph from that time the club would very much appreciate it.

GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto draw scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, did not take place due to the power failure but tickets sold for that draw will now be used for the draw on Tuesday, October 24, Additional tickets were not sold, but ticket sales will be as normal following this draw at €1.50 each. We apologise for any inconvience caused and thank you for your continued support.

ICA guild news

The most recent Killinick ICA meeting was attended by Mary Quirke (president) plus 11 fellow members. The group decided to hold a coffee evening in the Danby Lodge with the proceeds going to Palative Care a date for the fundraiser to be arranged later.

The competition winners were Mary Fenlon, Mary Sinnott and Mary Quirke and the competition for the next meeting on November 6 is autumn leaves. Margo Finn and Leish McDonnell were the hostesses for the evening and Breda Wright and Kathleen Nolan will host the November meeting. Angela Byrne gave a demonstration and arranged to do classes on sewing, chalk paint and decopage in the near future.

Ballycogley Players

The one-act journey continues for the Players when they will perform their 'Night of Comedy' on Friday, November 10, in St Martin's GAA Complex, Piercestown and also on Sunday, November 12, in Carrig-on-Bannow Hall with an 8 p.m. start time on both nights. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Baby Joy

Huge congratulations to club player Padhraic Rossiter and his wife Lesley on the arrival of their first born, little Matilda Rose. Baby Tilly arrived amid the 'red alert' on Monday bringing a hurricane of excitement and delight to both families. Welcome to the crazy and magical world of parenthood, enjoy every minute of this most precious of times.

Shield Final

From start to finish it was a game full of grit and determination with both teams giving it their very best with some great football played in dreadful conditions. The lads stayed focused when the pressure came on and played as a team which brought them to the final whistle with that epic one point victory. Well done to all the players and their mentors, Mick, Donal and John Snr. It has been a long season since March with a huge effort put in by everyone week in week out.

The lads have again done both parishes and clubs of St Fintan's and Our Lady's Island very proud. Many thanks to St Fintan's club sponsor Tony Wright and Wright Insurance Brokers, the new jerseys definitely played a part in the victory.

Dancefit classes

Hi energy Dancefit classes are held in Ballycogley Hall every Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. Plus Forever Active 50+.every Monday in the hall at 11.30. Call Amanda Burke. Forever Fit Wexford at 087 9713339 or just come along. Ongoing weekly classes. Beginners and all levels welcome - see alwaysandforeverfit.com.

Kilmore

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy to the Whelan family and friends, Libgate on the death of the very well known Stephen. Sympathy also to the Kehoe family and friends, Kilmore Quay on the death of the very well known Anne. Sympathy also to Maureen Murphy, Neamstown on the death of her sister, and to Thresa McDonnell Bridgetown on the death of her mother.

Table quiz

A table quiz in aid of South East Radiotherapy Trust Wexford takes place on Wednesday, November 15, at 8.30 p.m. at Wexford Golf Club. Table of four costs €40. There will be a monster raffle with some great prizes.

Your support would be very much appreciated as SERT provides a daily Voluntery Transport Service from Wexford to Whitfield Radiotherapy Clinic Waterford. So go along and enjoy a fun night to help this great service.

Fr Doyle

Just a reminder to Fr Doyle our PP that all the people of the parish are still praying for you and are glad to hear you are making a steady but succesful progress. We all miss you so much and cant wait to see you back.

Hospice coffee morning

There will be a coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in Sunday, October 29, in the Loft at the Stella Maris Centre Kilmore Quay from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will also have a raffle on the day. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Camogie news

Kilmore camogie club would like to a huge thank you to everyone that donated to our annual autumn Clothes Collection. All your unwanted items was gladly accepted by us and thanks for making it a good fundraising event.

Minor championship has only started for 2017 season and last Sunday morning Kilross Gaels minor camogie team played their first match v Oylegate coming out with all three points winning on a scoreline of 3-8 to 2-5. Well done girls a great team performance. Next up is St Annne's on Sunday the 29th at 11 a.m. Best of luck, girls. Training continues Friday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Check updates on our fackook page.

Ballycogley Players

The one-act journey continues for the Players when they will perform their 'Night of Comedy' on Friday, November 10, in St Martin's GAA Complex, Piercestown and also on Sunday, November 12, in Carrig-on-Bannow Hall with an 8 p.m. start time on both nights. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Tomhaggard centre

All activities have resumed at Tomhaggard social centre following Ophelia's visit during the week. Thankfully everyone in the community was safe.

Ongoing Activities: Mon 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Women's Shed - new members welcome. Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., art - enquiries contact Maria 086 3848364. Wed 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. And Sat 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., Scouts. Mon and Thursday 8 p.m., Drama. Reading Room open to the public Tues, Wed. Thur 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., excl lunch.

Scouts

22 beavers from Kilmore joined approximately 150 others from around the county at an Emergencies Day in Piercestown Scout centre last Sunday. They received demonstrations, talks and exercises from Gardaí, Marine Watch, Coast Guards, Order of Malta, RNLI and a Fun Base also. A wonderful day had by all.

Drama grant

Ballycogley Players have been successful in sourcing a Grant to do Community Theatre in Tomhaggard social centre starting beginning of Nov. It's a 6/8 week course covering basic drama techniques, exercises, create a short piece for performance in December.

This is open to secondary school students to senior citizens. For details or to book a place contact 087 6858480.

ARA news

After being battered by Hurricane Ophelia we are back to normal. Our annual fun table quiz will be held on Thursday next October 26, in Quigley's pub in Kilmore. The South East Regional Ten-Pin Bowling tournament was held on Wednesday the 18th, we were only mentioned in dispatches.

Bowls: Monday, October 30, Kilmore Seals away to the Ballagh at 2 p.m. Every Tuesday in the SMC bowls practice for the teams at 7 p.m.

Monthly meeting will be held in Kilmore GAA on Thursday, November 2, at 7.30 p.m. Ten Pin Bowling every Monday at 10.30 in Leisuremax. Michael English and Brendan Shine show on November 30, contact Sheamus regarding Transport for the event.

Opera Festival Bridge Morning by the Sea takes place in the Stella Maris Centre on Wednesday, October 25, at 10 a.m. Entry fee will be €25 which includes refreshments on arrival, a hot lunch tea or coffee and a selection of confectionery. This will be followed by prize giving any a raffle. Booking essential contact Mary at 087 2039525.

Kilmore AC

Congratulations to Kilmore Athletics Club on a strong finish in the ladies 5km Cross County race in a surprisingly calm and mild Sunday before Hurricane Ophelia. KAC took first Fiona Kehoe, third Jackie Carty and fourth Elaine Cardiff. These ladies along with Sinéad O'Brien and Fidelma Rossiter will form part of the Wexford team representing our county at the Leinster Senior Championships at Adamstown, Co. Wexford on November 12 next.

Michael Flaherty also ran well for Kilmore in the Senior Men's 10km on an unrelentingly hilly course.

Breast Cancer Awareness

A coffee morning for breast cancer awareness will take place at Murphys Day break Kilmore on Friday 27 th October from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tea, coffee, and other baked goodies from the lovely ladies behind the Deli will be served up. So come along and take time out and chat and treat yourself in the name of a good cause. All donations in aid of this very good cause will be accepted and very much appreciated. A raffle will also take place with some lovely prizes, so come along and tell your friends.

Michael English

Following his very successful cabaret last year, the community of Mulrankin are delighted to announce that Michael English and his band will be returning to Clayton Whites hotel this year on Thursday, November 30, in concert with special guest Brendan Shine.

Tickets cost €22.50 and it promises to be another great night if last year is anything to go by. To avoid disappointment order your tickets early by calling 087 2052820 or 087 9136932 or email us at mulrankin.cg@gmail.com.

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