Wednesday 29 January 2020

Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Clonard

Ballymore-Mayglass: Scout news. Scout registration for the new Scout year will take place on Wednesday, September 4, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre. Meetings will resume for Cubs, Scouts and Ventures on Wednesday, September 11, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Beavers Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Priority will be given to siblings of existing members and those on the Waiting List. There are no places available in Beaver Section 6-8, very limited places in Cub Section 9-11, and spaces available Scouts 12-15 and Ventures 15-18. If you wish to go on Waiting List for next year you can attend registration night or contact 087 6858480.

Due to increase in Scouting Ireland fees, registration fee is €55 which can be paid in installments, and subscription has been increased to €4 pw.

PHOENIX SCOUTCRAFT COMPETITION - Congratulations to Glacier Patrol, who took part in the all-Ireland Scoutcraft Competition in Cork last week. The young team of Adam Ffrench, Patrol Leader, Ava Lawton Breslin APL, Brendan Thompson, Emma Cave, Aimee Doyle, Josh Phillips and Ben Lambert achieved the highest points our group has achieved in the competition to date, narrowly missing out on Gold Standard. Two Ventures Huan Er McBride and Cian Doyle also attended and we're on staff, manning bases over the weekend.

Women's Shed

The Shed will resume on Monday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Meetings are held in Tomhaggard Social Centre, new members welcome.


A dark cloud covered the tiny parish of Ballymore-Mayglass during the past week when it said goodbye to two of its best known personalities in Tom Sinnott, Greenfield and Paddy Wright, Balllyminane, who was in his 101st year.

To pay tribute to these two gentlemen one could write volumes. Apart from their many activities of which there was many they were both great neighbours, friends, family men and always lived life with a smile. They were both so much family men and so much community people that we all feel that we have lost a member of our own family. They never sought or wanted the limelight and nothing they did was for personal gain. Welcoming hospitality and kindness abounded in both households as many a visitor could tell.

The GAA played a major role in their leisure hours and both were always so deeply routed in the St Fintan's GAA Club and on their final journeys to the cemetery in Ballymore following their funeral Mass it was nice to see club members and friends form a guard-of-honour beside the hearse. When great gaels are long forgotten the names of Tom Sinnott and Paddy Wright will be forever remembered in the parish of Ballymore-Mayglass. May they rest in peace.

Coiste na nÓg

The under-15 hurling team of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island was soundly beaten when it took on Cloughbawn in the Enniscorthy Guardian Roinn one south championship and was fixed to take on St James and Rathgarogue/Cushionstown at the weekend also in this championship.

St Fintan's

The junior A hurling team of St Fintan's travelled to Oylegate to take on the home side in the Permanent TSB group A championship during the past week but could not keep pace with the Oylegate side. Carne was to be the venue for the Greenstar under-20 hurling Wexford district R1 championship game when the fixture was called off late that afternoon. The intermediate football team was fixed to take on St Mary's (Maudlintown) in the Ashdown Park/Amber Springs group A championship at the weekend with the result not available at this time.

The club extends its deepest sympathies to the Wright family, Ballyminane, Killinick on the sad passing of Paddy 'the boss' in his one hundredth and first year and to the Sinnott family, Greenfield, Killinick on the sad passing of Tom. Both families are so deeply rooted in the club and our thoughts are with their families and friends at this time.

GAA Cúl Camp

St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island held its Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp at the St Fintan's club grounds in Ballymore during the recent past and the weather conditions were not always favourable the large group of boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed been put through their paces by the coaches. A big thank you to the families for taking these future stars to the event and a special word of thanks to the coaches.

Baby joy

Congratulations to Shauna Wright and Rich Stafford on the birth of their baby boy in the maternity wing of Wexford General hospital. We wish them many years of good health and happiness together and maybe another little star for the St Fintan's GAA Club. Congratulations also to John and Breda Wright, who became the Great grandparents.


Gently Pilates class for the over-50s every Friday morning starting Sept the sixth 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.


The jackpot now stands at €4,400. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Darragh and Eimear Doyle shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 23 and 32..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.

Mattress/sofa disposal

Wexford County Council have launched a mattress and sofa amnesty which will give those of us wishing to dispose of a mattress or sofa the opportunity to do so. The amnesty takes place over four days with the Holmestown facility launching the project on August 31 from 8.30 a.m. to midday and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A maximum of three mattresses and one suit of furniture will be accepted per vehicle.


Clonard lotto

results for Wednesday, August 21. This week's winning numbers 10, 12, 13 and 18. No jackpot winner. 13 match-three winners receive €50 each: Martin Lawlor; V Flood; D Doyle; Jason, Jack, Luke; Greg Kehoe; Ann Connolly; Sheba; Mrs Flux; Agnes Byrne; Annette Walsh; Paddy Kehoe; Séamus Moloney, and Jim Kelly.

Jackpot for Wednesday, August 28, is €17,000. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or from any promotor. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter, please call to the parish office to have it arranged. Results available on or Facebook.

Church news

Clonard Parish Pilgrimage To Our Lady's Island: August 27. Many people make their way to Our Lady's Island each year to pray and experience the beauty of the Island which has been a place of pilgrimage for many, many centuries. Clonard Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Island is an important annual time of prayer for the whole parish. Please come and join us on the Island on Tuesday evening, August 27, If you have some space in your car please call to the Clonard parish office car park at 6.10 p.m. as parishioners may be glad of a lift. Please gather at the entrance to Our Lady's Island Parish Church, where the Procession around the Island will begin at 7 p.m. followed by Mass. Please join us for refreshments after Mass in the community centre.

No Services In Clonard: On Tuesday, August 27, there is no service of Holy Communion or Adoration due to annual parish pilgrimage to Our Lady's Island.

Clonard Family Liturgy Group: This will recommence on Friday, September 6, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Family Mass will recommence on Sunday, September 15, at 10 a.m. All children who have completed senior infants are welcome to join. Contact Patricia at 087 9667848 for more information.

The Children's Family Liturgy Group will celebrate their 20th Anniversary this year on Sunday, October 6, at 10 a.m. Mass. We will pay tribute to all past and present members of the group. We would love if our past members and leaders would join us for this Mass to help us celebrate this special occasion. If you know someone who was once a member of this group, please let them know about this Mass. We look forward to celebrating this occasion with you all.

Thank You: To each and all who contributed to the recent church gate collection of the Pro Life Campaign and to each and every collector for your help. May God and Our Lady bless you all. The total raised came to €942.52.

Clonard Parish Pilgrimage to Knock: Departing Clonard Community Centre at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 9, returning Tuesday, September 10, at approximately 7 p.m. Full payment is required by Monday, August 26.

St Vincent de Paul Pilgrimage to Knock: Saturday, September 14. Cost, including two meals Adults: €50, Children: €25. To book your place contact Seán Kinsella at 053 9123819 or Neil Foley at 087 9740120.

Acorn Shop: Clonard parish office. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. 1 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m. 5 p.m. Gifts, Cards, Mass Cards, Statues, Prayers.

Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can join us over the airwaves. Masses: Saturday Vigil Mass 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11.30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. Bank Holiday Monday 11 a.m. only. Service of Holy Communion Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

The People's College

Outreach Programme has a range of evening classes starting on Monday, September 16. Classes include: Monday, September 16, Yoga 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Glass Design Level 1 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Genealogy Property Tracing 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, Sign Language (2) 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Sign Language (3) 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Spanish Level 1 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Italian Level 1 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Genealogy 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stained Glass Design Level 2 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, Sign Language Level 1 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Conversational Irish 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stained Glass Design (3) seven 9 p.m. Thursday, September 19. Introduction To Astronomy 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. English As A Second Language 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Advanced Genealogy 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For further information please contact Wexford Council of Trade Unions (SIPT.U Office), O'Leary Road, Coolcotts, Wexford, during normal office hours. Enrolment and payment must be made by Thursday, September 12, to avoid disappointment. Phone 053 9146774 or email, Facebook: The People's College.

Clonard Guiding Unit

Clonard guides meet every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. for five- to 18-year-old girls in Clonard Community Centre. We have a wide range of fun activities. Our registration and open evening are on Tuesday, September 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., drop in and see us or contact us at

Na Fianna GAA

Our Underage Hurling and camogie training continues every Tuesday from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., with all leagues well under way. Our Academy for Under-sixes also takes place on Tuesday from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. We recently had our summer camp, over 100 children took part and had great fun.

Knitting/Crochet Group

The Wexford Knitting and Crochet group will be back from their summer break on Thursday September 5. We meet up every Thursday at 7 p.m. at St Josephs Community Centre, Bishopswater.

New members are always welcome no matter what your level of experience. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Contact St Joseph's for further info at 053 9145269.

Wexford Swimming Club Registration

Wexford Swimming Club invites you its registration and Swim Assessment evening on August 30 in Ferrybank Swimming Pool from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Children interested should have completed all swimming lessons, be capable of swimming two 25 metre lengths of the pool without stopping and be aged between 7 and 12 years on December 31, 2019. The Assessment is for new members only. Please do not contact Wexford Swimming Pool regarding the above registration.

Wexford Swimming Club is a privately run Swimming Club. Enquiries to Cécile at 087 7428556 or visit our Wexford Swimming Club Facebook page.

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