Sunday 19 January 2020

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Rosslare Strand

Dolly and Ned Waters at the dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of Taghmon Day Centre in the TAG Centre
Dolly and Ned Waters at the dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of Taghmon Day Centre in the TAG Centre

Ballymore-Mayglass: Ballycogley Players - The curtain came down on this year's one-act plays last Sunday night in Carrig-on-Bannow.

All three plays were thoroughly enjoyed by audiences at all the venues we travelled to which included St Michael's SVP Hall, Our Lady's Island Community Centre, Ballycogley Hall and Carrig-on-Bannow Hall.

A huge well done to the directors, casts and crews for the fantastic entertainment, be very proud. Ballycogley Players very much appreciate the support of all our raffle prize sponsors, all those who helped out with serving tea and refreshments and as always, special thanks to our loyal supporters.

The focus is now on our full length festival play, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan. So far rehearsals have been going very well and as always director Breda Hayes is cracking the whip and making sure her cast of Will Troy, Justine Murphy, Con Doyle, Chris Maddock, Colm Doyle, Seán Carthy and Trish Boyce are kept on their toes. Keep up to date with all our drama news by logging on or liking our Facebook page.

Felting Launch

The unveiling of a Felting Heritage project which has been facilated by Tutor Kathleen Tierney over the past few months will take place at Tomhaggard Social Centre on Friday, November 15, at 7.30 at a Wine Reception.

The mural features symbols of local heritage and is encased in a glass frame. Kathleen and the participants would like to invite everyone to see this beautiful hand crafted piece which will be on permanent display at the centre. The project has been funded in conjunction with Creative Ireland and Wexford Co Co.

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

Fashion Show

There will be a Fundraising Fashion Show on in the Riverbank House Hotel on Tuesday, November 12, with doors open at 7.30 p.m. Tickets cost e12.50 (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.


The jackpot now stands at €5,000. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 19, 20, 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.

Forever Fit

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).

Seniors Christmas Party

The Ballymore-Mayglass Seniors 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. The draw will take place on December 15 in Ballymore. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Scrap Saturday

Ballymore Hall and St Fintan's are running a scrap Saturday on November 30 at Bolgers Ballycogley from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All steel, batteries, farm machinery, old cars etc are accepted. No plastic, wood, glass, tyres or electric appliances are accepted.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Myra Kirwan, Randalstown, Ballycogley and Michael Carr, Tenacre both of whom sadly died during the recent past. May they rest in peace.

Underage GAA

The under-20 football team of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island got its season under way when taking on Glynn-Barntown in the first round of the Greenstar premier championship. This game was played in Killurin in extremely wet and windy conditions making it difficult for both sides to get any sort of grip on proceedings. It was the Glynn-Barntown team that adapted the quicker scoring two goals in quick succession making it an uphill battle for our boys and so it proved. Hard as they tried the St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island team could never bridge the gap formed by those killer goals.

The under-15 hurling team suffered defeat to Rathgarogue/Cushionstown in the semi-final of the Enniscorthy Guardian shiel Roinn one. These young lads battled hard only to lose out by the minimum margin 3-07 to 1-12.

Singing Pubs

During the recent past Paul McDonnell and his staff of the Merry Elf, Killinick gathered a very talented group of performers to participate in the Guinness singing pubs competition as part of the Wexford Opera Festival. This group did not let us down and a thoroughly enjoyable night was had by all. Congratulations and well done to all the performers.

All Blacks AFC

Ciara Frayne was the most recent winner of our split-the-pot draw winning €230. The next draw will be held in the Halfway House Ballycogley on November 11 Get your envelopes in folks-its only €2 and you are supporting a great local cause.

All Blacks AFC are hoping to organise a First Aid course in the coming weeks. This will be open to managers, parents, mentors or anyone interested. The idea is to cover sports injuries, basic first aid, CPR and use of a defibrillator. Dates/times TBC Can interested parties contact Suzanne Foley at 086 3751704 asap so we can gauge interest. This is a skill/training that one day could help any participant save a life.

Well done to our three under-14 girls Ashling Roche, Maeve Kenny and Sophie Moran, who were in Limerick's UL playing in terrible weather conditions representing the South East FAI regional team. Fantastic achievement girls keep up the great work.

Rosslare Strand

Cookery Course

Want to impress your family and friends? Improve your cooking skills just in time for Christmas. Enrol now on our Cookery Course - weekly classes will be held at the community centre each Thursday in December at 11 a.m. €5 per class to include ingredients. Places are strictly limited so call today at 053 9132202.

Development Association AGM

The Rosslare Development Association annual general meeting will be held at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, in community and Sports Centre, Rosslare.

Bible Studies evening

A Bible studies evening will be held each Wednesday in November in Rosslare Community Centre (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.). The evening will involve discussion in an informal and friendly setting. All are welcome; for more information contact Avril or Jenita at 086 6627681.

Youth Club

Rosslare Youth Club meet every Friday night at Rosslare Community Centre (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Find us on Facebook at Rosslare Youth Club.

Walking Football

Walking Football is played every Tuesday at the centre (11 a.m. to midday). For more information contact Yvonne at 085 2309233 or at

Active Retirement

Our monthly meeting was held last Tuesday when there was a good turnout. We are travelling to Dublin to visit Dáil Éireann and the Epic Centre on November 20. An excellent night out was had by all who travelled to see the Hits from the Musicals last week, it will certainly be on the agenda for 2020.

Future events in the National Opera House were outlined and it is hoped that some members will attend the events that most suit them.

On Tuesday next, November 12, we have Ms Frances Walsh coming to talk about 'Successful Ageing'. This should be interesting as Frances is employed in Health Promotion and has given many successful courses and talks on this and similar subjects.

Our AGM will be held on January 14 when voting will take place to elect a new committee and membership for the new year will be taken.

Our annual lunch will be held in Kelly's Hotel on February 20, this will cost €15 for members, non-members may also join us but unfortunately will have to pay the full price.

On December 3 some of our members are travelling with Piercestown ARA to Kildare Village and the Whitewater Shopping Centre for a day out shopping.

We hope to have news about more outings in the New Year. In the meantime our coffee mornings continue each Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. in Coast Hotel when everyone is welcome.

Cois Barry - Community House

SPLIT THE POT - Last week's winner is Billy Morris. Congratulations. Our next draw is in the Coast Hotel on November 8 Follow us on Facebook - Rosslare split-the-pot to keep up to date with the events.

We are starting a new course Make Apps for Android and a Beauty course for single parents and young adults. Free course funded by WWETB You must book your place. Call us at 087 7631605. Starting November 4 Monday Morning Beauty 10.30 a.m. to midday (single parents and other adults) 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (young adults: 16-18) November 5 Tuesday Morning Hair 10.30 a.m. to midday (single parents and other adults) 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (young adults: 16-18)

We have following weekly activities in the Cois Barry Community Centre in Rosslare Strand: Monday: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Art Group; 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Junior Youth Club; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Code Club; 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. School of Irish Trad (music lessons). Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group; 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Guitar, 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Drums; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Youth Drop in Centre (087 7631605) Wednesday: 11 a.m. to midday German lessons; 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Basic Computer Skills for Total Beginners; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Guitar; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar. Our rooms are available to rent.

* Basic Computer/Digital Skills Course - for total beginners. Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use internet and email safely, how to make video calls, how to pay motor tax online, pay your bills online or order your shopping to be delivered online. We can also teach you how to order your library books to be delivered on the library bus. Best if you can bring your own laptop or phone, but if you can't no worries, we re fully equipped.

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page:, email or phone 087 7631605. Check out our website for more info:

Community/Sports Centre

Schoolboys/Girls' Soccer Club - Academy Saturday 11 a.m. to midday/under-11s Monday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-15s Monday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-14s Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-12s 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-nines Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/under-12s Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Colm at 087 6087475.

St Paul's Athletics Club Mon and Wed on Rosslare Track 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Fridays 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417. Find us on Facebook.

Menapians Athletics Club - Tues, Thurs and Friday at 7 p.m., seven years +/€4 per session Call 087 9955505.

Boxing Club - nine years + boys and girls. Training every Tue and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Teresa at 085 1592984 for information.

Youth Club - Every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m/€2 per week/first to sixth year students. Lots of activities, discos and trips. Parents and members can join our Facebook group.

Rosslare Bowls Club. Call Catherine at 086 8177679

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach.

Men's Sheds - Mon, Tues and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim at 087 6815029.

Women's Sheds - Wednesday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Jackie at 087 6468677 or Paula at 086 7870696.

Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2.

Rosslare Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go).

KEEP FIT PROGRAMME: Judo - Wednesdays at 6.30 p.m. (age 3-12 years) Contact Fabiola at 083 0335866.

Yoga - Mondays at 6.45 p.m. Fridays at 8.30 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

Walking Football at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. €2 per person per week - Light refreshements included.

Boot Camp - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30 p.m. Contact Liam at 087 0635416.

Pilates with Theresa on Fridays at 10 a.m. €10 per class. Call 089 4620552 for further info.

DANCEFIT. - Saturday at 10 a.m. Hi energy, heart pumping, body toning. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Active Dance50+ - Dance exercise to music. Every Saturday at 11.30 a.m. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda at 087 9713339 to book. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome

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