Friday 17 January 2020

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Kilmore and Murrintown

Ballymore-Mayglass - Watercolor Art classes: Are you interested in learning/improving your art skills? Two-hour Art Classes in six-week modules with Maria Murphy, renownned local artist takes place at Tomhaggard Social Centre on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and at Murrintown Community Centre on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For details contact Maria at 086 3848364.


The jackpot now stands at €3,400. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Robert Rowe shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 10, 21, 24 and 29..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.

Pitch Marking

In the absence of a scheme worker on the St Fintan's club grounds in Ballymore the club is seeking two or three people who might be able to help with line marking the pitch.

The pitch markings are there and it is a case of double rolling the markings every nine - 10 days. Anyone, who might be able to help out is requested to contact Sharon Pettit at 086 1787498.

We are hopeful of securing a new scheme worker for the club in the near future and this will only be a temporary arrangement.

Mayglass NS

Well done to the girls of Mayglass NS who were triumphant in the South Leinster final of the Soar 5a side soccer. We now travel to the MDL grounds in Navan to represent Wexford in the Leinster finals on May 16 Anyone wishing to travel to support the girls should contact the school. Go girls.

Coiste na nÓg

The St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island under-15 hurling team suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Rathnure 4-08 to 2-11 in the Enniscorthy Guardian Roinn one South Championship during the recent past. While the under-15 football team will take on Horeswood in its next outing in the Gorey Guardian Roinn one North Championship.

The under-sevens played in their first hurling blitz of the year in Tagoat with all the young stars playing really well and also got great fun from the outing.

Three members of the St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island minor football team were members of the Wexford minor football team that played Dublin in round two of the Electric Ireland Leinster GAA minor championship played in Bellfield during the past week. Though soundly beaten 3-12 to 1-10 Liam Crowley, Jack O'Leary and Leigh Newport all played their part. Well done, lads.

Club and County Draw

The St Fintan's GAA Club would like to sincerely like to thank all those that supported the club in the CLG Loch Gorman Club and county draw, a draw which will greatly benefit the club. The first of three draws was held on May 1 but sadly the club did not have a winner in this draw. The remaining draws will be held on May 29 and June 26 We wish all our loyal supporters the best of good luck in these draws.

Fun Run

The organising committee of the sixth annual Mayglass fun run the proceeds from which went to Mayglass NS would like to say a 'Big' thank you to all those that supported the event for their continued and valued support and a special word of thanks to Kia Motors for its most generous sponsorship. A fun day was had by all. Thank you.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the families and friends of Edward Balfe Cloon Killinick and Matthew Foley Granisk Ballycogley both of whom sadly died during the past week. May they rest in peace.

St Fintan's Ladies

Well done to the under-12 girls who travelled to Bunclody to kick of their league campaign and made the journey worth while coming away as winners on 3-2 to 0-1 score line, a big well done to all 17 girls who played their part, a great start to the season.


IT Centre opens

Kilmore Scope and Bridgetown IT Centre officially opened their IT room last Saturday. The official opening was carried out by Jo Doyle and assisted by Michael Shannon, mother and husband of the late Anne Shannon, one of our committee members who passed away recently. Jo was also one of the founder members of Kilmore Scope. It was an emotional event, but was a huge success. We would like to thank everyone for their support.

The charge for using the IT Room is €2 per hour for the use of the computers. Ideal for members of the community who wish to avail of the use of a computer or students who wish to use the facility for projects or study purposes. Anyone interested in computer courses being made available to them please contact the office Mon Wed 9 a.m. 4 p.m. We will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.

Kilmore AC

COUNTY JUVENILE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS - Great results at Day One of the Mr Oil County Juvenile Athletics Championships. Plenty of great performances from the Kilmore contingent. Well done to all who competed. Looking forward to day two next Sunday. Medalists as follows: Jennifer Whelan: under-nine, third Long Jump, first 100m Alan Power: Third under-nine Long Jump Cian Doyle: third under-17 300m Hurdles Senan Murray: Second under-16 250m Hurdles Rayna Thompson: under-12, first High Jump, second 600m, third 100m. Emma Power: under-12, third High Jump Arwyn Thompson: under-15, third 100m and third 1500m Sam Molyneux: under-19, first 100m Niamh Fortune: under-14, third 100m Eimear Fortune: under-16, second 1500m. Kate O'Flaherty: under-15, second 1500m Freya Thompson: under-14, third High Jump Rory Cassidy: under-19, first 1500m under-nine girls Relay: First, Annie, Lilly, Jennifer and Ellen, sub also Lilly. Under-15 girls Relay: third, Kate, Arwyn, Niamh and Freya. Well done Well done to Jackie Carthy, who won the Portlaw five mile Road Race in Waterford on Friday evening.

GOOD LUCK - Good luck to those running the County Masters Road Race on Friday, hosted by Kilmore AC, in Kilmore. Also good luck to those competing in the South Leinster Schools Track and Field on Wednesday in Waterford and those competing in the County Juvenile Track and Field next Sunday.

Good luck to all those competing in the South Leinster Schools Track and field day one on Wednesday, Fiona Kehoe, who is in action in the first Irish Milers Club meet in Greystones and all our juveniles competing in day one of the Mr Oil County Juvenile Track and Field Championships in Enniscorthy on Sunday.

TRAINING - Senior Training continues at Kilmore GAA Grounds at 6.30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday and Enniscorthy Sports Hub Saturday at 10 a.m. All adult members welcome as well as experienced runners.

Juvenile Training: We train in Kilmore GAA Grounds on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6.30 p.m. We also train on the track in Enniscorthy on Saturday at 10 a.m. S & C with Fiona on Wednesday in Kilmore GAA Centre at 6.30 p.m. for juvenile members. See training programmes for details. Young runners must be seven years old already this year to qualify under Athletics Ireland rules. New members welcome, parents can contact us on Facebook, Twitter (@Club

Kilmore) or by emailing

COUCH TO 5K - Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds we will hold our Couch to 5k Programme. It would be great to see you come along and improve your fitness.

Running/Walking Track

Kilmore United have been allocated funds from the Sports Capital Programme for a Running and Walking track amounting to €11,800 in their grounds. To gauge the level of interest within the community for such a facility there will be a public meeting in Kilmore Hall on Tuesday, May 21, at 7.30. Can any individual or group representative who support the proposed project please attend.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore Active Retirement Association members are off on a day trip on Wednesday, May 15, to the 1798 Centre in Enniscorthy in the morning, Wells House in the afternoon and finishing the day with dinner in the evening. All those travelling meet in Kilmore car park at 10 a.m. Bowling continues on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre, while tenpin bowling is on every Monday at 10.30 a.m. in Leisuremax.

Meeting with future councilors

Wexford Local Development hosted a meeting with the local electoral candidates in the AOH hall Bridgetown on Thursday, May 9. Six of those seeking seats in the Rosslare LEA were present at what was a very successful and informative meeting with those from their various communities having a valued input to the discussion, topics were very wide ranging and at the end everybody felt it was a very constructive and informed event.


Split the Pot

The lucky winner in the last draw was Pauline Rossiter, winning €620. Pauline bought her ticket in Killeens Service Station. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Community centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon - 086 1943527.

Lotto syndicate

MONTHLY DRAW WINNERS: Martina and Anthony Donnelly €100; Thomas Kelly €100.

Public meeting

There will be a public meeting in Murrintown community centre at 7.30 p.m. this Thursday, May 16, regarding the sale of the parochial house - all welcome.

Open garden

An open garden day will be held at the home of Andrew and Mary Collyer, Rathjarney, Piercestown (opposite the graveyard) on Sunday, May 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and all proceeds will go to Wexford Hospice Homecare - your support would be greatly appreciated.

Wellness seminars

Peadar Maxwell is a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland and has worked in child, adolescent and family psychology for 20 years and will present two seminars in St Martin's Community Centre. The first seminar is open to adults and the second seminar is open to children aged 12 - 16 years. We invite all members of the community to attend these events.

Adult Seminar - Thursday, May 16, at 7.30 p.m. In this evening seminar Peadar will discuss common and current topics and concerns regarding the emotional health of children and young people. From anxiety to peer pressure, from parenting to mentoring, risk taking behaviour to building resilience. The talk aims to offer parents, trainers and coaches an overview of and guidance to promote awareness and understanding of child and adolescent emotional health.

Children's Seminar (12- to 16-year-olds) - Monday, May 20, at 7.30 p.m. Building on the seminar for adults, this talk is designed for children and adolescents. With their developmental needs and peer and societal pressures in mind, Peadar will discuss a range of topics in a supportive and positive way. Understanding normal worries and anxiety, developing resilience to peer pressure, and self-care in new situations will all be discussed in a way to boost confidence and self-care behaviours.

If you require further information, please contact Jenny Bates, Healthy Club Officer St Martin's - 087 9650738.

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