Sunday 8 December 2019

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass and Kilmore

Ailbe Kitts and Janet Sidney Kelly in rehearsal with Kilmore Variety Group in Stella Maris Community Centre for the group’s forthcoming musical ‘Seussical The Musical’
Ailbe Kitts and Janet Sidney Kelly in rehearsal with Kilmore Variety Group in Stella Maris Community Centre for the group’s forthcoming musical ‘Seussical The Musical’

Ballymore-Mayglass - Post office closure: The Ballymore-Mayglass parish council wish to thank Andy and Bernie Foley at Ballycogley PO for their co-operation and help over the years in facilitating the display of fundraising posters, raffle tickets and distribution of materials etc. down through the years. We wish them a long, healthy and happy retirement. The post office was a focal point for the local community and will be greatly missed.

Art class

Are you interested in learning/improving your Watercolor painting skills? Classes on in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., run in six-week modules. The tutor is well known local artist Maria Murphy and the class has been ongoing for the past three years. For details contact Maria at 086 3848364.


The jackpot now stands at €18,200 and there is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Darragh Doyle and Louise Delaney shared in this prize. The numbers drawn last week were 3, 12, 27 and 31.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.

Anniversary Dinner

The St Fintan's Ladies GFC will hold an anniversary dinner in the Coast Hotel Rosslare on March 8TH at 7.30 p.m. On this night a special presentation will be made to the 1989 founding members and also our county senior championship winners of 1994, last year's junior champions will also be receiving their medals, special guest on the night will be LGFA national president Marie Hickey. Contact Nicky at 087 2918020 and Linda 087 7670344 for tickets costing €35, Wrecking ball will provide the music plus DJ and door prize.

GAA Club Draw

National GAA Club draw tickets are currently on sale from all St Fintan's club players. Tickets are €10 with all money directly staying in the club. Top prizes of a new car, travel vouchers, all-Ireland hurling and football packages and many more. Get yours today.

Club membership 2019

St Fintan's club membership is now open for 2019. Non-playing membership is €30 which allows you full access to all club facilities and club texts etc. The club is presently working on linking some retail loyalty rewards to our club membership and hope to introduce these over the coming weeks. Club membership can be paid to club secretary Sharon Pettit. Any new players in the parish wishing to play for the season ahead can also contact Sharon at 086 1787498.

Drama Technical Skills

Are you interested in learning all aspects of Lighting, Sound, Set Building or Backstage skills in amateur drama? Ballycogley Players are busy rehearsing Comedy Play Same Old Moon which will be performed at the end of March - April. They are looking for help in all technical areas. This is a great opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes and work with an established successful drama group. For details contact 087 6858480.


The death has occurred of Gerard de Brit, Killinick. Its with great sadness that the family of Gerry de Brit announced his death after a brief illness in St Vincent's hospital Dublin (peacefully) surrounded by his family. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Colette, his children, sons-in-law and grandchildren, his sisters and his many dear friends in Wexford, Dublin, Spain and by his faithful dog Mollie. Gerard was laid to rest following his funeral Mass in Ballymore. May he rest in peace.

In Hospital

Get well soon wishes are sent to David Rice Mayglass by his family and friends and the All Blacks AFC with whom David is a staunch worker. David is a patient in Wexford General Hospital at this time.

County championship

The draws and groupings for the 2019 championships in both football and hurling were made during the recent past. In football St Fintan's will contest the Amber Springs Ashdown Park Hotels intermediate championship group B together with St Mary's Maudlintown Crossabeg-Ballymurn, Duffry Rovers, HWH Bunclody and St Joseph's and Duffry Rovers will be their first opposition.

The hurling team will contest the Permament TSB Junior A championship group A together with Oylegate-Glenbrien, Kilmore, Craanford, Naomh Eanna, and Ourlart the Ballagh. Craanford will be its first opponents. St Fintan's man Leigh Newport was a member of the St Peter's college junior football team defeated by Knockleg college in the Top all South Leinster A championship final.

Thank You

The Mullins Family wish to thank all the people who came to George's assistance last Saturday night after his fall and to the ambulance crew for their care and efficiency. We also wish to thank all the family, friends and neighbours for their good wishes, concern and offers of help in the past days. it was very much appreciated. Thank you to all.

All Blacks AFC

Best wishes from the All Blacks AFC to Bernie and Andy Foley of Ballycogley Service Station and post office. Big thank you for all your support throughout the years. Best wishes to you both and have a wonderful retirement. Thank you once again from the All Blacks AFC committee.

Split-the-pot draw result February 4 prize as follows. Winner prize €235 goes to Paul Conlon. Next week's draw is in the Bargy Bar on February 11. Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund.

All Blacks AFC will be hosting a three-day Mid-term soccer camp for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 13 from Monday, February 18 - Wednesday, February 20, with UEFA B Licence Coaches Brendan Corish and Conor McGuire. The camp will cost €30 for three days and will run from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. To book a place call 086 7392306 or text your child's name and age to the same number.

St Fintan's Ladies

Under-12 (2007/2008) girls training starting back today, Tuesday, February 12, in Ballymore 6.30-7.30... look forward to welcoming back girls from last season and any new girls who would like to play football in 2019... any queries please contact me at 086 3751704.



The Kilmore Quay Lifeboat AGM will take place in the Lifeboat House, Kilmore Quay, on Tuesday, February 19, at 8 p.m.

Kilmore AC

CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DUNDALK - Well done to all those who competed in the National Masters and Juvenile 'B' XC in Dundalk on Sunday. Nicky Foley and Michael O'Flaherty competed in the Masters race, with a massive field running. Kate O'Flaherty was a fantastic 14th in the under-14 race while Katie Foley was 65th in the under-12 girls race. Photos and full results available on our Facebook page.

AAI INDOOR GAMES - Well done to Fiona Kehoe, second in the Senior Women's 800m race at the AAI Games in NIA Abbotstown, Dublin on Saturday. Fiona ran a time of 2:09:55, finishing just behind Nadia Power of Tempelogue AC Fiona now turns her focus to the Irish Life Health National Senior Championships in two weeks time.

SOUTH LEINSTER SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY - A miserable wet and bitterly cold day greeted hundreds of students as they got of their buses at Carlow Town Hurling Club. The South Leinster Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships had arrived in time. Questions had been raised as to whether the races would go ahead as temperatures plunged and the heavy rain swept in but being Cross Country no one was all too surprised when it went ahead. Six of our members represented their schools in the races.

First out were the minor girls 1500m. Arwyn Thompson (Presentation) and Kate O'Flaherty (Loretto) were always expected to be in the mix. The leaders set a scorching pace but Arwyn and Kate hung on in there. The top 15 would qualify for the Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Cross Country so stakes were high. With only metres to go Kate swooped past Arwyn to finish 13th while Arwyn finished 14th. Super performances by the two first year girls. They can look forward to the Leinster Schools on Wednesday, February 13, at Santry Demesne.

Next up in the Intermediate Girls was Eimear Fortune (Loretto). They had to cover 3k. Eimear was always in the mix for one of the coveted top 15 places. She was running excellently around the course. In the end she just came up short finishing 18th. Great running Eimear and still two years left in the intermediate age group.

In the Intermediate Boys Cian Doyle (Bridgetown) and Ross O'Flaherty (St Peter's). A high quality field lined up with a hot pace being set from the gun. Cian and Ross found themselves among the action. Both put in good performances but unfortunately didn't qualify for the Leinster Schools. Cian came in 40th with Ross not too far behind.

Lastly Rory Cassidy (Bridgetown) was in action in the Senior Boys 6000m. This was the last race and pretty much everyone on the line was beginning to freeze. Rory ended up coming 32nd and can be happy with his performance.

As mentioned already Arwyn and Kate will race again for their schools on February 13 in the Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Cross Country. Good luck to both of them.

GOOD LUCK - Good luck to all our juveniles competing next Saturday and Sunday in the Leinster Juvenile Indoor Championships in Athlone IT International Arena.

TRAINING - Senior Training at Kilmore GAA Grounds at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday 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 (@ClubKilmore) or by emailing

Couch to 5k - Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds.

'Seussical' quiz fundraiser

Kilmore Variety Group are holding a fundraising table quiz in Quigleys Kilmore on Tuesday, February 19, at 8.30 p.m. The group is celebrating 30 years of variety shows and musicals and this year's musical 'Seussical' will be staged in the Opera House on March 16 and 17. Tickets for the show can be booked from opera house.

Free Basic Computer Class

There will be a Free Basic Computer Class on Tuesday afternoons for five weeks from February 19 to March 19 (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) in the Stella Maris Centre. Eight people per class. More classes may be added if there is sufficient interest. Contact SMC at 053 9129922.

Vegetable crop production course

A QQI Level 4 course on outdoor vegetable crop production starts in February in Kilmore Quay. This course has been designed to equip the learner with the knowledge skill and competence to produce a crop of outdoor vegetables while under supervision as well as impart learners with a foundation in horticulture. The course will run one day per week for 16 weeks, 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Free of charge for eligible unemployed and under employed. Contact Kelly at 051 872639.


Sympathy to the Scallan family Kilmore Quay on the sad passing of Laurence last week. Also to the Challoner family Ballymitty and formerly Kilmore on the unexpected passing of Anne.

Baby Girl

Congratulations to Keith Jeffers and supermum Katie Fergus on their recent new arrival.

Active Retirement

There was a good attendance for the Kilmore ARA monthly meeting on Thursday last in the Kilmore GAA clubrooms where our new chairperson Tom Dunne presided.

The principal item on the agenda was to draw up a list of activity for the coming months. Dates have yet to be put to many of the outings and activity but the following are the ones with dates agreed: Wednesday, February 20, coffee afternoon and fun table quiz, venue to be confirmed; Wednesday the 13th or Thursday, March 14, depending on availability of premises, fundraising table quiz; Wednesday, March 20, at 1 p.m. Spring Lunch followed by fun table quiz at 1 p.m., again venue to be confirmed.

Yet to be arranged: walks followed by coffee or lunch at various venues. Day trips and visits to shows. Keep an eye on our Facebook page where the full program will be available in about a week.

ARA Bowls

The Kilmore Seals team had a good win in the county bowls league on Wednesday last when they beat Ferns Warriors by 16 points to six in the Stella Maris Centre. Team members were Margaret Howlin, Tom Dunne, Joe Barry and Noel Howlin. Both the Kilmore Seals and Gulls teams will conclude the league on Wednesday the 13th when they travel to New Ross to play the local teams at 2 p.m. On Tuesday the 12th their will be the regular practice session at 2 p.m. in the SMC.

Yoga Classes

A series of eight yoga classes will commence in Stella Maris Centre on Wednesday, February 13, at 6 p.m. Contact Mary for further details at 087 2250736.

Wexford Water Safety AGM

Wexford Water Safety's AGM will take place on March 2 at 7.30 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford.

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