Monday 20 January 2020

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Kilmore and Piercestown

Lisa and Annmarie Crotty at the launch of the annual art exhibition in Piercestown National School
Lisa and Annmarie Crotty at the launch of the annual art exhibition in Piercestown National School

Ballymore-Mayglass - Camross Drama Group: We are pleased to announce our new spring production of three One Act Comedies. Here are dates and venues for your diary: Sunday, April 21 - Fethard-on-Sea; Friday, April 26 - Carrig-on-Bannow; Saturday, April 27 - Wexford Arts Centre; Sunday, April 28 - Camross Hall; Wednesday, May 1 - Horse and Hound. All shows 8 p.m.

Contact Arts Centre direct for booking All other tickets on door. Don't miss a great night's entertainment. See our Facebook page for updates.

Easter walk/egg hunt

Due to a Rd.2 hurling championship fixture, the St Fintan's Easter fundaising walk will now take place on Bank Holiday Easter Monday at clubgrounds in Ballymore at 11 a.m. Adults €5, children free. Immediately following the walk, there will be an Easter egg hunt with lots of chocolate goodies to be had for the children.

St Fintan's

Having scored an impressive victory over Duffry Rovers in its first outing in the Amber Springs - Ashdown Park Hotels football championship group B the St Fintan's intermediate football team travelled to St Patrick's park Enniscorthy with high hopes of taking the spoils when taking on Halfway House Bunclody. Any thoughts of a follow up victory were soon put to bed when the Bunclody men scored two goals in the first four minutes but the Ballymore-Mayglass men were still in the contest at the break on a scoreline of 2-04 to 1-02 but that was as close as they got with Bunclody out scoring them 0-10 to 0-02 in the second half.

St Fintan's men's hurling team will contest their Road two hurling championship on Easter Sunday in Ballymore at 11.30 a.m. V Naomh Eanna. All support welcome.

Coiste na nÓg

The St Fintan's underage teams playing as Crossfin Gales played a number of games during the recent past. The under-17 football team playing in the Wexford People football Premier championship suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Naomh Eanna 3-06 to 1-10. The under-17 hurling team playing in the Wexford People Roinn one South championship was to finish narrow winners on a scoreline of 2-21 to 3-17 over St James. The under-13 football team playing as Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's also scored a narrow victory and this time over Fethard 2-04 to 1-05 in the New Ross standard div.5 13-a-side championship. Well done, all.

GAA Wellness Week

Wexford GAA will organise a Wellness Week from May 6 - 12th 2019 with a view to promoting the importance of physical, social and mental well being. A full schedule of events will be communicated before the end of April with the week ending in a Family Fun day on Sunday, May 12, in conjunction with the Wexford v Louth Leinster Senior Football Championship game.

As part of this Wellness week, St Fintan's plan to hold a wellbeing evening on Tuesday, May 7, in the clubgrounds with exact details to be communicated in the coming weeks.


A defibrillator has been installed on the wall outside the front door of Tomhaggard Social Centre. Anyone interested in receiving training on the proper use of the equipment should contact Breda at 086 858480, or any committee member. One course scheduled for Saturday, May 12, with Ger Carthy is full but we hope to run a second course facilitated by another trainer within the next few months.

Way of the Cross

Parishioners are invited to join together in carrying the Parish Cross on Good Friday. This will be the third year of this new parish tradition. The cross will be jointly carried from Ballycogley Grotto starting at 2 p.m. on Good Friday and arriving at Ballymore Church for the celebration of the Passion Ceremony at 3 p.m. Lifts will be arranged to bring people back to Ballycogley afterwards. Please join us in this community celebration of Faith.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be held at 7.30 p.m. on Good Friday in Ballymore Church. A selection of Passion Hymns will be provided by Neil Foley between stations. This is an excellent way to finish our solemn Lenten preparation before the celebration of Easter.

Model County Tickets

CLG Loch Garman Club and county draw 2019 tickets, better known as Model County tickets, are now available to buy through St Fintan's GAA Club. Draw dates are May 1, May 29 and June 26.

Each month's draw will have a top prize of a new car to the value of €16,000 with another 49 prizes each month ranging from Pettitt's SuperValu voucher of €1,500 and €750, Top Oil Voucher, Glen Fuel voucher, hotel vouchers, Monart Spa voucher and various cash prizes. Tickets are €50 for the three draws which can be paid in one payment or three monthly payments of €20, €20 and €10.

Ticket sellers will be out and about in the coming weeks and your support as ever is very much appreciated. These tickets provide a vital annual income for your local GAA Club and this year more than ever with so much significant club developments under way.


The jackpot now stands at €3,800. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 33 and 24. 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.

Village Clean Up

The Killinick Project big village clean-up is under way and going well. Thank you to all the volunteers who have been helping out. We need more volunteers to help us with our goals to uplift Killinick Village. Please feel free to come along every Saturday at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. meeting at the Merry Elf car park. This is weather permitting. The clean-up involves cleaning up, cutting back areas, re-painting, putting in new trees, planting and a general tidy up where needed in the village of Killinick.

We will provide all the utensils for the work. Any child that comes along under the age of 12 years will have to be accompanied by a parent of designated guardian. Everyone that comes will be entered into a free draw for a big Easter Egg.

We would like to thank our local councillor Frank Staples for assisting us with this clean-up and Wexford County Council environmental department for giving us the utensils and tools to keep our village and your local community tidy and clean.

All Blacks AFC

Massive well done to girls from our under-10, 12, 14 squads who won the county finals today representing Mayglass NS winning all three games they now look forward to the south Leinster Final on April 30 split-the-pot draw result April 8 prize draw in Bridies Pub, Bridgetown as follows. Winner prize €226 goes to Shauna Somers.

Next week's draw is on in the Halfway House Pub, on April 15.Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund, playground development and walking track in Casey Park. Well done to our under-14 girl's who started there 2019 league campaign with a 1-1 draw away against last year's champions Curracloe utd. In fantastic game we took the lead through Abigail Clarke with a penalty we conseeded with 15 minutes left on the clock and that's the way it stayed. We had four girl's who made there debuts for us today and they all gave a great account of themselves some of who were playing at the top club level for the first time today. We had many top class performances today all over the pitch but our star today was Ashling Roche, who from start to finish gave a outstanding display of skill and work rate. Well done, girls.

Fun Run/Walk

Keep Monday, May 6, free for the Mayglass National school four mile fun run 11 a.m. at the school. €10 per adult - €5 per child and €20 max per family. Spot prizes and refreshments after run. Online entries and timed event.

Ballycogley Players

Having already performed in Fethard and Our Lady's Island with their production of the play 'The Same Old Moon' please note that the Ballycogley Players will give three further productions on Thursday the 18th, Friday and Saturday, April 19, and 20, National Opera House, Wexford. Bookings for our nights in the National Opera House are available by booking online or by phoning the box office 053 9122144.

Synopsis of the play: From age nine into her forties, Brenda is seen through the eyes of her eccentric and sometimes fiery family, particularly her willfully self descriptive father and her put upon and sometimes hot tempered mum. Hilarious scrapes erupt when Brenda's imagination and intelligence bump against the restrictions of Irish and English customs and society.

The play is a captivating and non-uncritical look at family life that features some wonderful roles. This year's cast (which involves both our old stalwarts and new members) look forward to your support with this production.


Congratulations to Jack Codd, Churchlands, Mayglass, who was a member of the Wexford Wanderers underage team that competed in a rugby blitz in Mullingar during the recent past. Following the series of games during which Jack was a try scorer which helped the wanderers in no small way claim the trophy. Jack and his fellow team members were presented with their Leinster medals following the blitz. Jack is an all round sportsman and a keen hurler with the St Fintan's club. Keep up the good work Jack.

Charity auction

A charity auction in aid of Mellon Educate will be held in the Merry Elf, Killinick on Easter Sunday, April 21, at 8 p.m. There will be lots of spot prizes on the night, with music and craic guaranteed.



A defibrillator has been installed on the wall outside the front door of Tomhaggard Social Centre. Anyone interested in receiving training on the proper use of the equipment should contact Breda at 086 858480, or any committee member. One course scheduled for Saturday, May 12, with Ger Carthy is full but we hope to run a second course facilitated by another trainer within the next few months.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

Ongoing activities: Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Shed, 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Kundali Yoga. Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art - places available contact Maria at 086 3848364 for details. Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs, Scouts, Ventures. Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Group. Saturday 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Beavers.

First Responders

The Community First Responders Group are holding a meeting this Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Kilmore Hall. We are asking all those who wish to be volunteers with the group to attend as we need to sort out the committee and hopefully begin training etc as soon as possible. Many thanks to Terry Whitty, who has volunteered to be group secretary.


Sympathy to the Culleton family, Kilmore Quay on the death of Liam last week.

Baby Boy

Congratulations to Cody Gaddern and Abby Doyle on the birth of their little boy last week.

Scope loses a friend

Kilmore Scope lost a great friend and committee member when Anne Shannon sadly passed away in Waterford Regional hospital on April 4.

Anne was a former secretary of Kilmore Scope and was a committee member up to the time of her passing. She enjoyed and made a valuable contribution to the organisation for a number of years and was also involved as a volunteer with the Senior Helpline which was a vital contact for older and lonely senior citizens from around the country.

Anne had been a member of the Local Community Development committee for some years now representing the Social Inclusion Sector of the PPN, again a position she enjoyed.

She will be a huge loss to Scope but more so to her husband Michael, son Kevin, father and mother, Pat and Jo Doyle and extended family to whom we all extend our deepest sympathies.

Active Retirement notes

Kilmore ARA members will have dinner followed by a tour of the Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig on Wednesday, April 17, all meeting in Kilmore car park at 12.30 p.m. This should be an enjoyable afternoon for all considering that its on our 'doorstep', so don't miss the first trip of the year. We will have the usual bowling practice in the Stella Maris Centre on Tuesday the 16th at 2 p.m.


ARA Club news

Day Trip - On Tuesday, April 16, the group will take a trip on the Kilmeaden Steam Train in Waterford, followed by visit to the Japanese Gardens in Tramore and some free time in Tramore. Meal on way home in Horse and Hound Restaurant. Price including Coach €50 pp. minimum of 20 required for this trip.

Club will be closed on April 16 due to Day Trip and closed for Easter on April 23. Weekly meetings will resume on Tuesday, April 30.

ARA Easter Draw - four hampers in this draw. Draw will take place on Sunday, April 21, in Londis Piercestown. Lines for sale from any members of ARA Group and in Londis. €2 a line or three lines for €5. Thank you for your support.


Aerobics with Pat Dobbs takes place in St Martin's cemtre every Monday night from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m., Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday mornings from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Cost €7 pay-as-you-go - all levels of fitness welcome - just bring a mat and water.

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