Wednesday 29 January 2020

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty

Conor Roche, Ciaran Sheridan and Thomas Ryan at the PricewaterhouseCoopers budget breakfast in the Talbot Hotel
Conor Roche, Ciaran Sheridan and Thomas Ryan at the PricewaterhouseCoopers budget breakfast in the Talbot Hotel

Ballymore-Mayglass: Male Voice Choir - It's that time of the year and the Wexford Male Voice Choir will be IN Concert at the Spiegeltent on Bank Holiday Monday the 28th. Oct at 2pm.

Admission is €10, which can be paid at the door on the day or tickets are available from the Spiegeltent Booking Office or from any choir member.

The choir are delighted to announce that they have released a new CD, 'What Would I Do Without My Music' and will be performing a number of the tracks from the CD at the concert. Thanks indeed for your continued support of Irelands longest established Male Voice Choir.

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players launched their 2019/2020 drama season with an evening in Tomhaggard Social Centre and a great night was had by all. They would like to thank author, Cat Hogan for being their guest of honour on the night. The casts of the one-act plays are putting the finishing touches to their productions ahead of their performances in the next few weeks.

Dates as follows: St Michael's SVP Hall, Thomas St, Wexford Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 25, to October 27, Our Lady's Island Community Centre Saturday, November 2, Ballycogley Hall Saturday, November 9, and Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre Sunday, November 10. Curtain up at 8 p.m. each night with an admission of €10 at the door nightly. We look forward to your support folks.

Fashion Show

There will be a Fundraising Fashion Show on in the Riverbank House Hotel on Tuesday, November 12, with doors open at 7.30 p.m. Tickets cost €12.50 (including a glass of Prosecco on arrival).Clothes from Pamela Scott, Brendan Corcoran, Barnados Bridal, Charley's and Clothesline will be modelled on the night. The proceeds from which will go towards the Tomhaggard social centre and Women's Shed. Tickets on sale and are available at 087 2840272 and from committee members.

Killinick ICA

The local Killinick ICA guild held its most recent meeting on October 7 last with president Joan Furlong and sixteen fellow members present. The meeting opened with the guild welcoming new member Philomena Gould. A team will be entered in the ICA bowling competition and a coffee evening for Hospice Homecare will be held in the Merry Elf on November 5 at 7.30 p.m.

Colour Me Beautiful was held in the scout hall on the 15th of the month. The competition was won by Lish McDonnell, second Mary Crotty, third Marie McNae and the competition for the next meeting is for the most unusual salt and pepper shakers. The hostesses were Marie McNae and Mary Crotty and the hostesses for the next meeting on November 3 are Joan Furlong and Til Kennedy. The winner of the raffle was Mary Quirke.

Coiste na nÓg

Last week was one to forget for the under-17 footballers of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island when they were soundly beaten by Shelmaliers in the semi-final of the Wexford People shield. We are hoping that the under-15 hurling team fared better when it took on Davidstown-Courtnacuddy in the quarter final of the Enniscorthy Guardian shiel Roinn one on Saturday last.


The jackpot now stands at €4,400. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Denah Ryan and Anne Mullins shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 21 and 26. 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.

St Fintan's Ladies

Ladies' club AGM will be held on Tuesday, November 26, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse. We would like to thank everyone for their support during the 2019 season.

All Blacks AFC

The most recent winner of the split-the-pot draw of €205. was Caroline Kenny. Thanks for supporting Caroline. Remember IF your not in you CANT win.

SCHOOLGIRLS/WOMENS REPORTS - The under-12s where first out on the Saturday Morning in the under-12 Region D against neighbours Fasnet at home. a great team display with the girls taking the points on 7-0 score line with goals from Eva Smith (4), Jolie Rankin (2) and Sinéad Mulligan. Well done to all 10 girls involved.

Next up where both our under-16 teams premier team at home v Adamstown, where the away team proved to strong up front winning 6-0 and taking all points and our division one team away to north end where unfortunately the home side proved to strong for our young second team wining 7-0 and taking the points.

Sunday morning saw the women out in league action with home game v Shelburne, unfortunately losing out to the away team 7-4, with blacks goals coming from Melissa Crowley (3) and Natasha Martin, great team improvement by all involved onwards and upwards

On Sunday former player Seren Ward was part of Wexford youths under-17 squad that beat cork 1-0, to earn their place in under-17 WNL final, date to be confirmed, all at the club wish you and your teammates the very best of luck in the final.

Both men's teams picked up maximum points with goals from Darren Naughton and Shane Cassidy ensuring a 2-1 away win versus Bunclody to keep the A team on a 100% start to the season. The B team took all three points away to Wexford Celtic. Goals from Barry Brennan, Willie Murphy and Robert Cogley ensured a precious away win.

Well done to both squads in poor weather conditions.


Kilmore Scouts had a fantastic outing to Fossets Circus last Wednesday with approximately 90 Youth members, Scouters and families attending their Opening Night in Wexford. It was a first experience of the Circus for many young people and some older attendees had a trip down memory lane.

Art class

Interested in learning Watercolour Painting or improving your skills? Classes in Tomhaggard Social Centre Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and in Murrintown Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. - for details contact Maria at 086 3848364.


Brackens Barn

Brackens Barn would like to thank the community for their support and good wishes for our launch night on Sunday the 13th. We hope you all had a great night and thank you for supporting two great causes the Hope Centre and Wexford Marine Watch. A night to hand over proceeds raised will be held in the coming weeks. We hope to welcome you all again soon. watch this space.

Social Dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, October 24, Delta Dawn and Thursday the 31st Adrian Ryan. All welcome refreshments served.

Bridge results

First Joan Hayes and Eileen Mullally; Second. Clare Crosbie and Eithne Horan; Third Bridie Dillon and Sheila Chapman; Fourth Rosarii Donovan and Dora Furlong.

W/E October 15 - first Theresa Foley and Oona Dwyer; Second Rich Howlin and Pax Morris; Third Marie French and Claire O'Connor; Fourth Pat and Mary Campbell.

The Brendan Hederman Cup is on October 29. Bridge Every Tuesday in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Hall at 7.30 p.m. New Members Welcome.

One-act Plays

In conjunction with Corach Ramblers the Ballycogley Players will perform three One-act Plays in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre on Sunday, November 10. Entertainment kicks off at 8 p.m. so come along and enjoy a night of fun and Craic. Refreshments served at the interval. Your support on the night would be greatly appreciated cake sale.

On Friday, October 25, at 11.30 a.m. Teach na nÓg Preschool are holding a cake sale in the preschool to raise funds for our outdoor area. If anyone is interested in making buns or cakes please contact Mary at 051 561773 or at We hope to see you there.

GAA Club notes

Lotto numbers were 3, 7, 16 and 30. The club had two match-three winners well done to Florence Currid and M Walsh c/o Car Wash. The jackpot remains at €14,000 while the reserve pot rises to €3,800.

The Ladies' Football committee are organising a clothes collection from Tuesday, October 29-Monday, November 3, at 8 p.m. in the complex. They will take clothes, paired shoes, handbags, belts, hats and scarves, suitcases and backpacks. They WONT take pillows, duvets, cushions, teddy bears, kids toys or bed linen. All further information contact Pam at 085 7396614.

Our under-17 boys' Football team came up against a strong Adamstown squad in their county semi-final. Many thanks to the boy's and their Mangement team of Jack Harpur, John O'Sullivan, Ken Foley and trainer David White. Our resident Photographer Meanie Cadogen has some nice shots on our Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who attended the fitting night's and ordered through the Bodibro shop. All orders are in and gone.

Our under-15 boys' Football team played in their semi-final v Blackwater on Thursday eveninglast. Check on our Facebook page and Twitter account for all details of this.

Corach Ramblers news

It was a busy weekend for the underage and adult teams. The under-12 girls led the way with a comprehensive 6-0 win with the under-13 following with a 5-0 friendly win.

On Sunday both the men's A and ladies' teams faced North End Utd. Richie Walsh saved another penalty but the lads lost 1-0. The ladies had a great game but finally lost 2-0. However, the B team won 2-0 to move themselves up the table.

On Sunday night Tomas Colfer picked up €515 in the clubs split-the-pot. Thanks to all our supporters and supporting premises.

Musical Society

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.

Grantstown news

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday the 22nd: Reiki/Imagination Gym/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday the 23rd: Pamper Morning/Imagination Gym/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Thursday the 24th: Shuttleboard/Skittles/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Monday the 28th: Exercise with Mairead/Baking with Ger/Art/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. You can find out all about Grantstown on our website:

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday the 22nd: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 23rd: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Thursday the 24th: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 28th: Group Physio with Mairead. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Friday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Art Exhibition.

Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Craft Fair.

Sunday, November 17, at 3 p.m. - Monster Drive-in bingo.

Friday, November 22, at 7.30 p.m. - Tomi Reichental.

CHRISTMAS DIARY DATES - Monday, December 2, at Daycare Centre - Client's Christmas party.

Thursday, December 12, at Ferrycarrig Hotel - Client's Christmas party.

Sunday, December 22, at Grantstown Community Village - Carol Service.

Home Baking - Would you like some delicious Home Baking for any occasion? We bake to order so you will get freshly baked produce every time. Brown/White Soda Bread €3. Plain/Fruit Scones six for €3. Apple Tart €4. Ginger Bread €4. Cream and Jam Sponge Cakes from €6. If you get your order in before 11 a.m. you can collect it the same day. Phone 051 561016 to place your order.

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.

Corach Men's Shed

The Corach Men's Shed members meet in Grantstown every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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