Wednesday 29 January 2020

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Our Lady's Island, Rathangan-Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour, Tagoat

Ballymore-Mayglass: Ballycogley Hall - The hall committee are delighted to welcome back the Ballycogley Players to Ballycogley Hall with their performance of their one-act plays on Saturday, November 9, at 8.15 p.m.

We are looking forward to an entertaining evening and a good attendance. Forever Fit continues on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. Pilates class for over-50 men and women is on Friday mornings at 11.30 a.m. For all enquiries re bookings and availability please contact Sandra (087 7996938).

Ballycogley Players

Thank you to the lovely audience in Our Lady's Island who supported our one-act productions last Saturday night. We hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did. This weekend is another busy one for us as we travel to Ballycogley Hall where our performances take place on Saturday, November 9 (start time 8.15 p.m.). After a few hours rest, our next destination is Carrig-on-Bannow on Sunday, November 10, with curtain up at 8 p.m. The 2020 line up for the full-length festival play 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan is now complete and the director along with the cast and crew will travel to Rush, Kildare, Ballinamore, Wexford, Shercock, New Ross, Carnew and Holycross. Hectic but fun times ahead. Congratulations to fellow group member Pauline Doyle Hogan, who will go on the three act festival circuit with Camross drama group in their production of the 'Year of the Hiker'.

St Fintan's AGM

St Fintan's Club AGM will take place on Friday, November 29, in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. Nominations for club officers along with motions for consideration should be emailed to club secretary no later than November 18. Email

1969 Remembered

It is 50 years since St Fintan's GAA Club reached three county finals in the one season; Junior hurling final, junior football final and under-20 football final. In recognition of this tremendous achievement, the club wishes to invite all players involved in the 1969 teams to join in an evening of reminiscing and chats in the Merry Elf, Killinick on Friday, November 8, The club invites members and supporters to join us on the night to hear the many stories of heroic antics on the field 50 years ago while also celebrating the many memories of the past 50 years.

Fashion Show

There will be a fundraising Fashion Show 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.

Annual cake sale

Our annual cake sale and raffle in aid of the day-to-day running of our parish in Ballymore-Mayglass will be held on Saturday evening, November 30, before and after Mass in Mayglass at 7.30 p.m. ,and on Sunday morning Mass in Ballymore at 10 a.m. Donations of confectionary would be very much appreciated. Your continued support is welcomed.


Congratulations to Shelley Ann Quilty-Lake, daughter of Bob and Eleanor Quilty, Mount Pleasant, Killinick, whose achievements to date are too numerous to mention but we are pleased to congratulate her on her most recent achievement - an Ambassador's Medal at the Belfast Homecoming 2019. Shelley Ann is a great ambassador for the tiny parish of Ballymore-Mayglass.

Coiste na nÓg

Kilmore was the venue on bank holiday Monday last where the St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island under-15 football team played Horeswood in the semi-final of the Gorey Guardian football championship Roinn one, hoping to set up a meeting with Bunclody in the final. Though failing in their efforts, these young lads gave a sterling display only to be narrowly beaten by a more physically strong Horeswood team. The under-20 football team got its season under way in Killurin on Saturday last when it took on Glynn-Barntown in the Greenstar football championship with the result not available at this time.

Euro Millions Syndicate

Many thanks to all those for signing up for our club syndicate. We entered our first draw on October 15 with a quick pick, these quick pick numbers will be our numbers for the duration of the draw. The numbers are line 1: 10, 22, 34, 35, 50 and lucky stars 2, nine.

Line 2: 1, 6, 13, 41, 44 and lucky stars 6, 10. The syndicate will play every Tuesday and Friday with the last draw on October 9, 2020. Fingers and toes crossed. The club is very pleased to be able to provide its community walking track at the club grounds in Ballymore for the fundraising Action Breast Cancer walk in conjunction with Kiely Centra Killinick.


The jackpot now stands at €4,800. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and B Power shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 16 and 25. 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 news on the Gaynor Cup Competitions for 2020. Both U13 and 15 Gaynor Cup Tournaments have been moved to the last week in July 2020. The final blitz of the U12 tournament will also be pushed back to this week with the regional qualifiers just before the summer (date to be confirmed). This is due to the Euro 2020 in June. WexfordWSSL will be starting their LTC training in mid November due to this change in the finals tournament. More information will go out to clubs.

Men's B team had a super 4-0 win against a strong Adamstown team to keep them in the title hunt. In a hard-fought game goals from Robert Cogley, Jack Doyle, Mark Sinnott and Fionn Byrne gave the lads the valuable three points. The A team dropped their first points of the season drawing 2-2 away to Rathnure. Both goals scored by Shane Cassidy.

Well done to all the lads and management. Well done to our under-12 girls' team who travelled this morning to Rosslare strand and came out 8-3 winners, making it two out of two in under-12 Region D, with goals from Jolie (4), Ava (2) and one each for Sinéad and Eva. Well done to all 10 girls involved.


Meetings resume after the Hallowe'en break for Cubs, Scouts and Ventures on Wednesday, November 6, from 7-8.30 p.m. and Saturday, November 9, for Beavers from 10-11.30 a.m. The County Orienteering for all sections will take place on November 17 at Bree Hill. Details closer to the event.

Senior's Christmas Party

The Ballymore-Mayglass Senior's Christmas party will be held in the Coast Hotel, Rosslare on Sunday, December 1, at 2 p.m. Tickets will be distributed in the coming weeks. Also tickets for the parish council Christmas Draw will be available. Th.e draw will take place on December 15 in Ballymore. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Our Lady's Island

Healing Mass

The monthly Healing Mass and blessing with Fr Jim Cogley will be celebrated in Our Lady's Island Church this Wednesday, November 6, at 3 p.m.

Youth Club

Parents who have youth in the club must attend an Induction Training night this Wednesday, November 6, at 7 p.m. in the centre. If parents do not attend then we won't have enough leaders to keep the Youth Club going as parents cannot help on rota without this training. Hope you can make it.

Brody's First Birthday

A coffee morning in aid of Holles St Neo-Natal Unit takes place in Our Lady's Island Community Centre on Suday next, November 10, at 11.30 a.m. Face painting and cup-cake decorating for children.


Congratulations to Nuala Finn on winning €128 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Dohertys, Meylers and Rosslare Harbour Post Office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

Clothes Collection

Old Clothes Collection in aid of Scoil Mhuire - donations can be dropped in to school from 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Closing date: November 8.

Fun Variety Concert

Our Lady's Island is the place to be on Saturday, November 30, at 8 p.m. We have a wonderful line up for you - singers, dancers, comedy, and fun fashion show. A night to have a good laugh and a night you will certainly remember. Tickets €5. All proceeds in aid of parish funds.

Light up Lady's Island

Our first time ever to 'Light up Lady's Island'. We are having a big Christmas Market day on Sunday, December 1 from noon to 6 p.m. with all kinds of stalls, handmade gifts, games, music and dancing and of course Santa will be arriving by unusual transport to turn on the lights and bring the whole community together. Hope you will join us. All are welcome. To book a stall contact Jacinta on 086 0782404 or Louise on 087 2053305.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes, you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday mornings.

Community lotto

There was no jackpot winner this week. There were seven match-three winners. The winning numbers were 5, 8, 16 and 25. The winners were Catherine Buggy, Fran Corish, Kevin Cassidy, Eoin Kinsella, Paddy Scallan, Emma Jordan and B Power. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, November 5, and the jackpot now stands at €4,800.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Niamh and Katie Hannigan, winning €100. Next draw will take place on November 7 in Stafford's. Thank you for your support


Congratulates to Diarmuid 'Dee' O'Keeffe on a huge achievement of winning his first PwC All Star Award. A very proud moment for the O'Keeffe family, St Anne's GAA and Rathangan Parish


Bingo in Rathangan hall on Sunday, November 10, at 2.30 p.m. Jackpot €1,300, snowball €400 in 44 numbers along with a raffle and split-the-pot. We would appreciate your support by donation or attendance on the day thank you.

Fastnet Rovers 'Buy A Brick'

Be the foundation of Fastnet Rovers. Support us in our 'buy a brick fundraiser' for our new Community Clubhouse. Only €10 per brick, Tickets available from club members. All support greatly appreciated.

Cleariestown Community Playgroup

Cleariestown Community Playgroup will be having a Fundraising used clothing collection on Monday, November 25. Due to new regulations we can no longer accept bed linen, towels, curtains and soft toys. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts. You can drop off any items at the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. All proceeds from this collection will go directly to the parish council to help with the running costs of our playroom within the community centre. Thank you for your support.

Rosslare Harbour

Ballycogley Players

Thank you to the lovely audience in Our Lady's Island who supported our one-act Productions last Saturday night. We hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did. This weekend is another busy one for us as we travel to Ballycogley Hall where our performances take place on Saturday, November 9 (start time 8.15 p.m.). After a few hours' rest, our next destination is Carrig-on-Bannow on Sunday, November 10, with curtain up at 8 p.m. The 2020 line-up for the full-length festival play 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan is now complete and the director along with the cast and crew will travel to Rush, Kildare, Ballinamore, Wexford, Shercock, New Ross, Carnew and Holycross. Hectic but fun times ahead.

The Village Christmas

The annual Village Christmas will be held on Friday, December 13, in Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour at 7 p.m. Lighting up of the Community Christmas Lights in both Kilrane and Rosslare Harbour will take place courtesy of Enda Murphy. Join in with KRH Tops Community Group, RHK Environment Group and Rosslare Harbour Men's Shed to sing carols around the Christmas Tree in the Memorial Park. Take part in a Lifeboat Rememberance Ceremony, sample our free mulled wine and watch Santa arrive to the Hobbit House in the Secret Garden via the magical twinkling garden walk, with surprises along the way. A gift for every child in a magical setting, €3 per child and adults free. Followed by hot chocolate and cookies, tea, coffee and home baking for sale and Christmas music and games with a Monster Raffle held by a welcoming open fire in a beautifully decorated Hotel Rosslare. Come and celebrate a Village Christmas in your own community with family and friends. All welcome.

Coffee Morning

Join us for Brody's first birthday coffee morning in aid of the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at Holles Street Hospital. The coffee morning will take place in Our Lady's Island Community Centre on Sunday, November 10, at 11.30 a.m. Face painting and cup cake decorating. Fun for all the family.

Active Retirement Group

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, November 5, at the Railway Social Club at 3 p.m. A committee meeting will take place at 2 p.m. Please note that all raffle books must be returned at the November meeting. We look forward to seeing you.

Rosslare Harbour RNLI

The Rosslare Harbour RNLI annual Fish Supper will be held in the Coast Hotel, Rosslare Strand on February 2. Food will be served from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. A selection of fish dishes will be available. Tickets are €15 and this includes a fish supper and entertainment by Borderline.

There will also be a courtesy bus available for anyone looking for a lift home. For more information on the event or tickets, you can contact Trish Kavanagh at 087 7159327, Clair O'Rourke. at 087 2533328, Alan Murphy at 087 6812350 or any other committee member.

Our annual coffee morning with Christmas cards on sale, will take place next Tuesday, November 12, in Hotel Rosslare at 11 a.m.

Tops Registration

Registration for Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour Tops/Community Group for 2020 Projects/Shows will be held on Tuesday, November 19, from 7 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. in Kilrane School. TY Students remember this project counts towards your Gaisce Award for Community Involvement. Sing, dance, act, make costumes and props, onstage or backstage, laugh and make new friends for life. Ages four to 90. All very welcome.


St Mary's Day Centre

We had a spooktacular day last Wednesday for our Halloween celebrations. A great time was had and a very special mention for everyone who dressed up for the day.

Christmas Fair

Yes we mentioned the C word. It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to sugar plums and Santa and with that comes out Christmas Fair. Loads of Christmas goodies to be had so come along to Tagoat Community centre on Wednesday, November 13, from 2 p.m.

St Mary's camogie club

Our minor team had a very close encounter with Duffry Rovers. The match ended in a draw. The final score was Kilross Gaels 2-09 Duffry Rovers 3-06.

Hard luck to our under-16 team who reached the shield final. The girls lost out to a very good Ballygarrett side. While it wasn't our day, the girls can hold their heads up high as they have done both St Mary's and Kilmore proud all year. Well done!

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