Monday 27 January 2020

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty, Our Lady's Island

David and Michael O’Keeffe the launch of the Singing Pubs competition in Sinnott’s Bar
David and Michael O’Keeffe the launch of the Singing Pubs competition in Sinnott’s Bar

Ballymore-Mayglass: Tomhaggard Social Centre - There will be a Fundraising Fashion Show on in the Riverbank House Hotel on Tuesday, November 12, with doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost €12.50 (including a glass of Prosecco on arrival).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.

Ballycogley Players

We launched our 2019/2020 drama season last Friday evening in Tomhaggard Social Centre and a great night was had by all. We would like to thank author, Cat Hogan for being our guest of honour on the night. The casts of our 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 25/26/27, Our Lady's Island Community Centre Saturday, November 2, Ballycogley Hall Saturday, November 9, and Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre Sunday, November 10.


The jackpot now stands at €4,200. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Larry Byrne shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 2, 13, 18 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.

All Blacks AFC

The latest split-the-pot winner of €210 is Biddy Goldsmith. the next draw took place on October 14 in Greenacres. Please support our weekly split-the-pot. €2 entry and tickets are available in many local premises. Congratulations Biddy and thanks for your continued support.

The under-11s were first schoolgirls' team out in 2019/20 season away to neighbours Fasnet Rovers with some great football on display by all girls involved.

The under-14 girls' team travelled to Bunclody for a friendly v home side, and came away with a 4-2 victory over the home side.

The women's team travelled to Wexford Bohs for second round fixture in divisional shield cup on Sunday and unfortunately the home team took the honours winning on 4-0 score line... well done to all the ladies involved.

The Men's A & B teams were in action during the recent past. The B team drew 2-2 with Ajax. Goals from Declan Lee and Greg Troy. Great to see so many players on the day. The A team beat Crossabeg 6-1 with a hatrick from Adam Devereux, and a goal apiece for David Moore, Shane Cassidy and John Codd.

St Fintan's Ladies

The 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.

The smooth running of the club is not an easy task and we would ask for anyone interested in helping in what ever way they can would be very much appreciated. As a small club with what is quickly growing and large numbers playing underage the last few years. so please come along on the night all support and help is much appreciated. Any nominations or questions

Winners of our annual draw held in Murphy's SuperValu Rosslare Harbour are: Nancy Mythen, food hamper. Ann Walsh, Beauty hamper sponsored by McCauleys. Richie O'Connor, Whiskey. Niamh Howlin, beauty voucher sponsored by Katie Wright. Ellen Murphy, icecream voucher sponsored by licked. Larry Dunne, glass wear. Congratulations to all our winners and a big thank you to everyone who supported us on the day Especially everyone in Murphy's and all our sponsors.

Coiste na nÓg

The underage players of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island had a busy day on Saturday week last when the under-15 football team got the day started in a home fixture in Ballymore versus Duffry Rovers. Played in ideal conditions this Gorey Guardian Roinn one quarter final lived up to its billing with no little skill on display. The home team took the spoils by virture of scoring four goals and now await its opponents in the semi-final.

The afternoon game in Hollymount versus Askamore in the final of the Greenstar under-20 hurling championship was altogether a different story. This game was played n atrocious weather conditions and both teams are to be complemented for the high standard they served up but unfortunately the result did not go our way. The under-17 football shield premier semi-final was played during mid week with the result not yet to hand.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Des Bonass (Dublin) who sadly passed away during the recent past. Des was father of Deirdre Bonass and grandfather of Jack Allen of the Ballycogley players drama group. May he rest in peace.

Euro Millions lotto

The St Fintan's euro millions lotto syndicate closed to membership on Friday last with no more sign ups accepted. The €30 fee covers the 12 months of the draw and the syndicate will play two lines with plus in each of the twice weekly euro millions draw. Many thanks to all those that supported this fundraiser and the best of good luck in the draw.


GAA club notes

Lotto takes place this Tuesday evening with the jackpot staying at €14,000. Tickets can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze Drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace's Hardware, Costcutters, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer down in the complex.

Well done to the under-15 who won their game over Ballygarreth. This secures their spot into the semi-finals.

On Saturday last the under-17 played their semi-final against Adamstown. All details on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Bodibro fitting evening's. Log onto, click onto the Shop then our page. You can order you gear here. This shop will stay opened till this SUNDAY October 20. We will hopefully have the gear and of November.

Well done to everyone who recieved their Junior Cert Results.

Fundraising Event

There will be a clothing recycling drive in aid of Ballymitty Community playgroup on Monday, October 21, Please drop off all items between Friday, October 18, and Monday the 21st before 9 a.m. at Ballymitty playgroup. All clothes must be clean and dry and can include bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. No pillows or duvets please. Thank you for your support.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, October 17, by Sunnyside, October 24 Delta Dawn and Thursday the 31st Adrian Ryan. All welcome refreshments served.

Dancing in Carrig

Social dancing continues in Carrig-on-Bannow community centre on the third 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.

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.

Teach na nÓg Preschool

We are renovating our outdoor area this year. We are going to create interest areas that will foster children's curiosity and imagination. We are using recycled materials where possible and aim to keep the costs low. However, we do need funding for the purchase of bikes and wet gear for the children. On Friday, October 25, at 11.30 a.m. we are holding a cake sale in the preschool to raise funds. We would really appreciate any support with this. If anyone is interested in making buns or cakes please contact Mary at 051 561773or at We hope to see you there.

Ballymitty Hall

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.

FRI 25TH OCT - Children's Halloween Party Children's Halloween Fancy Dress Party in Ballymitty Hall on Friday, October 25, from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. €2 per child and €4 family. Prizes for best costume.

Corach Ramblers News

With no A team in action the B team went out in style to win 8-2 v Bridge Rovers. Niall Harney grabbed four goals, John Staples two and one each for Ryan Morris and Eoin O'Connor. This was the day after the Youths won 6-1 against Glynn but it was a long journey for the under-14 girls up to Wicklow where Laura McCarthy scored as the girls lost 4-1.

Off the field Seán Colfer has an extra €513 in his pocket thanks to winning our split-the-pot. Well done Seán and thank you all.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 15th: Chair Exercises/Pongo in the morning and Cards/Music with John Waters in the afternoon. Wednesday the 16th: Pongo/Imagination Gym in the morning and Old Movie in the afternoon. Thursday the 17th: Yoga with Julie/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Monday the 21st: 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 15th: Chiropodist from 9.30 a.m. Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 16th: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Mobile Library from 3.10 p.m. Thursday the 17th: Chiropodist from 9.30 a.m. Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 21st: Group Physio with Mairead. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

Chiropodist - The Chiropodist will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Tuesday and Thursday, October 15, and 17, from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone 051 561016 to book your appointment. This service is available to everyone in the community.

Dates for Your Diary - Sunday, November 10, at 3 p.m. - Monster Christmas Drive-in bingo. Friday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Art Exhibition. Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Christmas Craft Fair. Friday, November 22, at 7.30 p.m. - Tomi Reichental.

Christmas Diary Dates - Monday, December 2, at Daycare Centre - Client's Christmas party. Tuesday, December 3, 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.

Volunteers and friends of Grantstown - A sincere thank you to our volunteers and friends of Grantstown. Your help is invaluable to us. If anyone else would like to become a friend or a volunteer please phone us at 051 561016.

Christmas Craft Fair

The Christmas Craft Fair and Art Exhibition takes place in Grantstown Community Village on Friday, November 15 (Art Exhibition) and Saturday, November 16 (Christmas Craft Fair). For more information or to book your table phone 051 561016 or email

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.

Shoe Box Appeal

It is that time of year again. Make some child's Christmas special. Leaflets available from Breda's Corner Shop, Bridie Breen 051 563177 and Maudie Walsh 051 561257. Closing date November 8 Many thanks for your support.

Our Lady's Island

Clothes Collection

Old Clothes Collection, in aid of Scoil Mhuire, please drop in your old clothes, towels, curtains, shoes (tied together), bedding (no pillows or duvets). Donations can be dropped in to school from 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Closing date November 8.

Community Coffee Shop

New opening hours: Sat and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We stayed open an extra month this year and it has proven to be a great success, we hope you will continue to join us at weekends.


Congratulations to Lena Wright on winning €110 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Dohertys, Meylers and Rosslare HbrPost office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

GAA Bingo

GAA continues every Tuesday night in the Community Hall at 8 p.m. The jackpot now stands at €725 - come along tonight for your chance to win.

Next Level Dance

Next level dance School will be starting Dance Classes in Our Lady's Island hall this Monday, October 14, at 3.15-4: 15. €7 per class ages from six to 12 years. For any more info contact Joelle at 087 9768864.


A 'Wood You Believe' seminar entitled Healing - A Deeper Journey will be facilitated by Fr Jim Cogley on Saturday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Upper Room of the community centre. Cost €30, incl. light lunch. Numbers limited and pre-booking essential through Gift Shop.

Christmas is coming

Why not go with handmade/crafted goods for your choice of gifts this year. You have a great selection on your doorstep in your local Community Centre Coffee Shop which is open every weekend (Sat/Sun) for the month of October. Products are all locally made by Ann, Bernie, Bridget Ellie, Jenny, Peg, Sarah, Verna and don't forget the Island Men's Shed. Come in and have a browse it may not cost you anything except maybe a lovely cup of tea or coffee.

Wexford People

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