Friday 17 January 2020

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty

Anne Quinn, Doireann McGovern and Mary Quigley at the Bewleys coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club
Anne Quinn, Doireann McGovern and Mary Quigley at the Bewleys coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club

Ballymore-Mayglass: Tomhaggard Social Centre - The AGM of Tomhaggard Social Centre will take place on Monday, September 30, at 7.30. Everyone welcome to attend.

Ongoing activities - Monday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Shed; 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Kundali Yoga; 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Felting 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art; 8.30 p.m. to 10.15 p.m. Drama. Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Clay Moulding; 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs, Scouts Ventures. Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Class; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Beavers.

Euro Millions Syndicate

Don't miss your chance to be part of a Euro Millions Syndicate. You can now buy into our club euro millions syndicate for a full year. For full details contact syndicate managers Shane Sinnott 085 7287257 or Liz Crowley 087 7808341 or make contact with club secretary Sharon Pettit. Syndicate membership is open to all club members, family members and club supporters and families. Sign up to the syndicate is only open for a short time, don't miss out, it could be us.

Walking Track Info Night

The new fully lit community walking track in St Fintan's clubgrounds is now open to all users. An information/demonstration night will be held on Tuesday, October 1, from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. where everyone is invited along to use the track and where you will be shown how to turn on the lights etc ahead of the dark evenings. Light refreshments on the night also. An open invitation is extended to all club and community members.

Killinick Harriers

The Killinick Harriers annual charity fun ride takes place on Sunday, October 6, in Ballycogley. The first horses start at 9 a.m. and the last horses at 1 p.m. with all jumps optional. Enjoy the day.

Annual Tractor Run

The Bargy Vintage Club will hold their annual road run on Sunday, September 29, starting from Bolgers yard in Ballycogley, we encourage your attendance and interest in this parish fundraising event as it is vital towards the upkeep and running of the parish on a daily basis. Registration is from 11 a.m. ,please arrive early to allow for a 1 p.m. start. Refreshments will be served before and after the run, all proceeds to parish funds. For further information please call Willie at 087 7683820 or John at 086 2550704.


The jackpot now stands at €3,600. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 6, 19, 21 and 25..Many thanks for your continued support. Remember you can also sign up to a 10-week club lotto subscription for €15 where your numbers will be entered each week for you and you will receive a weekly lotto text. Make it easy to never miss a draw by contacting Sharon Pettit at 086 1787498 to sign up.


Gently Pilates class for the over-50s every Friday morning at 11.30 a.m. at Ballycogley community hall. Come along and join me Elaine and practice level one pilates to include chair pilates. Increase strenght, flexibility and range of movement. Call me at 086 8431723 to book you place.

All Blacks AFC

The under-15 and 16 Boys (and girls) are a fantastic bunch that would love to welcome some new teammates for the season ahead. Fun and plenty of game time guaranteed so please share with anyone you think might be interested in joining.

Men's team results from September 15: the A team won 6-1 vs Ballymurn with two goals from Mark Doyle, two from Shane Cassidy and one a piece for Alex Clarke and John Codd so the lads go top of the table with three wins from three. The B team went down on a 4-0 scoreline vs Enniscorthy United a scoreline which wasn't a true reflection on the game.

St Fintan's GAA

Holymount was the venue when St Fintan's took on Naomh Eanna in the quarter final of the Amber Springs/Ashdown Park Hotels intermediate football championship.

Having suffered a heavy defeat in the final game of the qualifier the Ballymore-Mayglass men stepped up considerably and were only denied victory by a Conor McDonald well taken penalty in the final minutes in the game. The St Fintan's men looked to be in control throughout and were cruelly denied victory by the awarding of the penalty kick. The boys in green can be proud of their contribution in this well contested encounter.

Ballyhogue were the opponents on Sunday last in the quarter final of the Permanent TSB junior A hurling championship played at Taghmon.

We wish our neighbours Our Lady's Island the best of good luck when they contest the county final of the junior A football championship.

Coiste na nÓg

The under-13 hurling team of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island battled hard against a determined Fethard team in the semi-final of the New Ross Standard Div.5 championship during the recent past. All seemed lost at the break when trailing by 10 points but a sterling display in the second half by these young stars saw them take the spoils by the slender margin of a point 3-09 to 2-11. Roll on the final.

The under-11s played its final hurling blitz during the past week pleasing its coaches with the progress made during the season. Crossfin Gaels contested the play off of the Wexford People under-17 football championship premier Div. when it took on Ballynastragh Gaels hoping to set up a quarter final versus Glynn-Barntown but it was not to be with Ballynastragh proving too strong.

Thank You

The St Fintan's GAA Club would like to say a special word of thanks to the Bargy Vintage club for its generous donation from money raised from a fundraising barbecue during the recent past. This donation will greatly help with both the on field activities and the upkeep of the recently opened clubrooms. Many thanks.


Corach Ramblers News

This week's split-the-pot draw saw Johanna Mulligan pick up a lovely jackpot of €506.

On the field the men's A team won 1-0 courtesy of a Niall Harney goal but the B team narrowly went down 1-0 in the final minutes. The club would like to thank Tom Moran Car Sales for becoming our main club sponsor this season.

Corach Ramblers are hoping to enter a youths team in the Wexford Women's League this season. If there are any girls who were born in 2002,2003 or 2004, and are interested in playing youths soccer for Corach Ramblers this year, please contact Davey or Alan on the following numbers for more info: 087 9175163/087 6618404.

Bannow Historical society

On Saturday, September 28, at two o'clock Canon Arthur Minion will give a talk on the history and provenance of St Paul's Church in Balloughton.

This will be hopefully the first in a series of mini- tours of some of the lesser known (and often lesser noticed) sites of historical and social significance within the Bannow area.


Social dancing in Carrig-on-Bannow community centre on the three rd Friday of every month starting on Friday, October 18, with music by T - Bone Country. Starting at 9.30 p.m. till 12 all welcome.

Social dancing

Dancing in Tír na nÓg for September every Thursday night with music this Thursday, September 26, by Colin Kenny from Offaly. All proceeds to new hand ball build, refreshments served all welcome.

Grantstown Community Village

Christmas Craft Fair/Art Exhibit - Friday, November 15, Saturday, November 16. Art Exhibition on Friday Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday. For more information or to book your table phone 051 561016 or email

Upcoming Events - Tuesday the 24th: Who am I Games/Cards/Imagination gym in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday the 25th: Trip to John F. K Park. Thursday the 26th: Pongo in the morning and Art/Crafts/Cards in the afternoon. Monday the 30th: Exercise with Mairead/Art/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. You can find out all about Grantstown on

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday the 24th: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 25th: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Thursday the 26th: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 30th: Group Physio with Mairead. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

Meals On Wheels - Would you like to have Hot Delicious and Nutritious meals delivered to your door? Grantstown Daycare Centre operates a meals on wheels service every Tuesday and Thursday for a small fee. Why not give us a call at 051 561016 for more details.

Volunteer Drivers Needed - If you can give even one hour of your time per week, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for minibus drivers, meals on wheels drivers and drivers to transport residents to doctor's and hospital appointments. Phone 051 561016 for more information.

Apples and Blackberries - We are now in apple and blackberry season. If you have a surplus of apples, blackberries or any other fruit and you are looking for a good home for them, we would be delighted to take them as we can use them for desserts, baking and jam.

GAA club news

Lotto numbers were 5, 10, 16 and 19. Congratulations to N Stafford and Mark Wallace on their match-three number winners. Jackpot stays at €14,000.

Well done to the under-17 boys, who had a great win over Oylegate in Grantstown at the weekend. Final score B/B 2-08 Oylegate 1-05. Thanks Meanie Cadoge for your photographs on the game.

The under-12 camogie finished their season with a blitz up in Ferns Center of Excellence on Sunday. These girls have improved throughout the year. Thanks to Ken, Adi and Lloyd and the girls' team.

The under-10 camogie took the points against Clongeen and they played Ballygarreth on Sunday. Well done girls and thanks to Colm, Francis and Pam.

Unfortunately the under-13 boys fought hard against a strong Askamore hurling team in their semi-final game in Enniscorthy.

This Tuesday evening the under-13 boys play in their Football Final against Glynn-Barntown in St Patrick's Park Enniscorthy at 6.30. The very best of luck to the squad and their Mangement team.

Bridge Classes

Beginners' classes commencing in Colclough Hall Saltmills Thursday, October 10, at 10.30 a.m. For info contact Theresa at 087 7994363, Margaret 086 8791076, Marie 086 1014011.

Ballymitty Hall - Dates for Diary

SUN 29TH SEPT - MONSTER BINGO - The next Monster Bingo is on Sunday, September 29, at 3 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. €1,500 in prizes including Special page; €50 one line, €100 for two lines and €150 full house. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and sandwiches served. (fundraiser in aid of new hall development fund).

SUN 20TH OCT - HARVEST MARKET - We will be hosting a Harvest Market on Sunday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Arts, crafts, Food and Children's Corner. Stalls €10. To book a place please contact 087 2664412.

Little Sea Musical Society

The Little Sea Musical Society presents 'The King and I' - the production will be a Wexford Community project drawing all communities together and the musical will be staged in Camross Hall in April 2020.

We are looking for the following: four men - (to play the kings guards) non-speaking/non-singing roles. An ideal role for your first time on stage. Four teenagers-boys/girls to be part of the dancing group who will be involved in a 15 minute scene called 'small house of uncle thomas' (must be able to dance); One gentleman-for a non-singing, small role- to play the part of Sir Edward Ramsey. One male in late teens or twenties-must be a able to sing-to play the role of luntha a principle role in the King and I.

We also seek any persons interested in joining us for the pit choir, backstage, props and costume or make up team interested? Get in touch at 086 8385301.

Musical society quiz

The Little Sea Musical Society are holding a table quiz in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, on Tuesday, October 29. All welcome more details to follow.

Ramsgrange Community school

Ramsgrange Community School is having an Open Night on Thursday, September 26, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fifth and sixth class pupils welcome.

Community Cafe

The Community Café is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3.45 p.m. at Ramsgrange Center. Come and enjoy a coffee or Tea/Scone in our relaxing environment. While you are here find out about our resource centre and everything that is on offer.

We also have free Wi-Fi/internet access points for all your Web Surfing needs.

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