Thursday 12 December 2019

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass and Kilmore

Joe Duggan and Clare Juggins at the open evening in Pierces town National School
Joe Duggan and Clare Juggins at the open evening in Pierces town National School

Ballymore-Mayglass - Aldi Rugby Stickers: Mayglass NS is currently collecting stickers from Aldi for the Aldi Play Rugby competition. We need to collect 300 stickers to fill our poster and then be in with a chance to win an amazing €50,000 for sport development in our school along with various other great prizes.

This can be a parish wide effort - if shopping in Aldi, you can collect a sticker for every €30 spent and drop them to the school on any school day. We currently have over 200 stickers and are well on our way to filling our first poster. The more posters we fill the more chances we have of winning. Looking forward to your support. MGNS student council.

School Enrolment

An enrolment and information meeting for parents of children starting junior infants in September will take place in Mayglass School on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Enrolment form available from the school, by emailing, by phone 053 9135279 Monday to Friday or on the school website: Breakfast and Afterschool available, for more information please contact the school.


Shelley Ann Quilty (BA,M.A.,J.D.) eldest daughter of Bob and Elenor Quilty Mountpleasant has been honoured by the Irish Voice Newspaper in America as one of 2019 40 under 40 Irish People of the Year. This is a fantastic honour as the honourees come from the whole of the United States. All the award winners will be presented with their awards at a dinner in New York City on February 22, 2019.

According to the Irish Voice they 'will be honouring the up and coming personalities of Irish America from every walk of life, and from every part of the nation' .This hughely popular event is a celebration of Irish and Irish Americans, who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of work before reaching the age of forty. Congratulations Shelley Ann from all your family and friends back home in Wexford.

Table quiz

A big thank you to all that supported the fundraising table quiznheld in the Halfway House Ballycogley during the recent past. The proceeds from the night went to the Ballycogley hall development fund.

Wexford Water Safety

The Wexford water safety AGM will be held in the Talbot hotel Wexford on March 2 at 7.30 p.m.

Basic Computer Class

A free basic computer class will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. from February 19 to March 19 in the Stella Maris centre Kilmore Quay. A class size of eight people and for more information please contact SMC at 053 9129922.

Killinick ICA

Present at the most recent meeting of the Killinick ICA guild were president Til Kennedy plus 15 members. The competition winners were first Marie McNae second Mary Sinnott third Maura O'Mahony and the competition for the next meeting on March 4 is for the nicest cupcakes on a plate. Tea and cake was served by Til Kennedy and Jean Furlong and the hostesses for the next meeting are Mags Keane and Jessie Keane. A demonstration on chalk painting will be given by Amie Howlin at the March meeting. A federation meeting will be held in the Riverbank Hotel on February 25 and daffodil day falls on March 22.


The jackpot now stands at €3,000. There was one lucky winner of the €18,200 jackpot. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Lena Kelly, Liam Walsh and Ciara Sutherland shared in this prize. The numbers drawn last week were 5, 11, 16 and 32.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. A night not to be missed.

Pilgrimage To Lourdes

The diocese of Ferns pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place this year from May 11 to May 16 (five nights). For further information please contact Joe Walsh Pilgrimtours LTD at 01 2410802. Application forms available at the back of both churches also.

National 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.

All Blacks AFC

Split-the-pot envelopes now available at the post office in Centra Killinick. Remember if your not in you can't win. split-the-pot draw result February 11 prize as follows.

Winner prize €260 goes to Jack Doyle. Next draw is in the Merry Elf, Killinick on February 18. Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Dermot Cloney St James Drive Tomhaggard, who sadly died in the recent past. Dermot was laid to rest in Kilmore cemetery. May he rest in peace.


Kilmore AC

WEEKEND UPDATE - At the Leinster Juvenile Indoors in Athlone Kilmore AC had a number of athletes hungry for success. Cian Bates won the under-19 Long Jump, jumping 5.84m. Eimear Fortune made the final of the under-16 800m putting in a strong time of 2: 33 in the heats. Also competing over the weekend were: Cian Doyle, Rory Cassidy, Sam Molyneux, Liam O'Flaherty, Ava Barry, Rayna Thompson, Freya Thompson, Niamh Fortune and Kate O'Flaherty. See Facebook for full report. Will be added in next week.

Jackie Carthy and Helen Doyle ran the Enniscorthy 10k hosted by Slaney Olympic. Jackie won her category finishing fourth lady overall, with Helen a few minutes behind. Full report/results next week.

GOOD LUCK - Good luck to Kate O'Flaherty (Loretto) and Arwyn Thompson (Presentation), running in the Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Cross Country in Santry on Wednesday. Good luck also to Fiona Kehoe competing in the National Senior Jndoor Championships next weekend in NIA Abbotstown, Dublin.

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 we will hold our Couch to 5k Programme. It would be great to see you come along and improve your fitness.


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

Merriman and Stuart gig

Liam Merriman and Bill Stuart will be back in the Stella Maris Centre in Kilmore Quay on Friday, February 22, following their recent well-received performance at the launch in the same venue of the book Sea Fever-Inside Kilmore Quay's Fishing Community. Their set will include an entertaining mix of Irish and international folk songs, pop hits, country classics and some of Merriman's own inventive compositions.

Wexford-born Merriman was most recently heard on the John Creedon Show on RTÉ radio. He's been a stalwart of the Irish music scene for many years, has close links with Kilmore Quay where he spent many childhood holidays, and several of the songs in his repertoire have links with the sea.

Bill Stuart has impeccable credentials as an accomplished and versatile guitarist whose as much at home in the folk-country environment of a Merriman-Stuart concert as he is with the heavy rock music of his band Meniscus.

John Nunn, manager of the SMC said, 'Liam and Bill are exactly the kind of act we like attracting to Kilmore Quay. They're both major talents and have a professionalism and a relaxed approach that appeals to our audiences. I'm really looking forward to having them back.'.

Admission to the Stella Maris Centre concert will be €10. Doors open 7.30 and gig starts at 8 p.m.


Sympathy to the Reville family, Ballyhealy on the recent passing of Biddy. Also to the Clooney family on the unexpected passing of Dermot. May the rest in peace.

Baby Girl

Congratulations to Eamon and Anne Walsh Cousinstown on the birth of baby Ruth.

Camogie News

Training Times for camogie teams are as follows: under-eights: Monday evening in Indoor Hall from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. Hurls and Helmets are available for those who don't have them at present. Under-14s: Saturday Morning 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. under-16s: Friday Evening 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Kilross Gaels under-18s/Adults: Friday in Kilmore Indoor 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. and in St Mary's Pitch, Tagoat on Sunday Morning

Tomhaggard Women's Shed

Thanks to WWETB funding a number of ladies from the Shed have spent the past few months working with Tutor Mary Walshe to devise and create a beautiful Wall Hanging which was put in position in the Supper Room last week. Frank Staples was also on hand to present some new equipment for use by the group. A big thank you to the WWETB and Frank for continuing to support the work of the Women's Shed.

Table quiz

Kilmore variety group are holding a table quiz in Quigleys Kilmore on Tuesday night, February 19, at 8.30 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Tickets for their show 'Seussical', being staged on March 16 and 17, are on sale in the Opera House.


Kilmore ARA bowling teams completed the winter's county league on Wednesday last in New Ross. Both teams had to give second best to two excellent teams from the New Ross district. The Seals team competing were - Margaret Howlin, Joe Barry, Séamus O'Keeffe and Noel Howlin. The Gulls team was - Frances Moore, Tom Dunne, Anne Lawless and Agnes Behan. Both squads are to be complimented on their progress throughout the winter without getting into the 'winners' enclosure and now look forward to the two-day tournament in Whites Hotel on April 1/2. Bowls will continue every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre.

Scope meeting

Kilmore Scope/Bridgetown Information Centre will hold an important meeting on Wednesday, February 27, at 2.15 p.m. in the AOH hall. The meeting will make plans for future events in the centre and is important for all members and indeed anybody interested in the future plans to attend this meeting.

Coffee afternoon

Kilmore Active Retirement Association is holding a coffee afternoon followed by a fun table quiz at Mary Barry's on Wednesday, February 20, at 2.30 p.m. No charge for the quiz, just for the coffee/tea. All members and anybody interested are invited to attend.

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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