Tuesday 21 May 2019

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty

Special guest Mary Kennedy from RTE with Stephen Walsh and Patrick Walsh at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event in Taghmon Camross Community Centre
Special guest Mary Kennedy from RTE with Stephen Walsh and Patrick Walsh at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event in Taghmon Camross Community Centre

Ballymore-Mayglass: Ballycogley Players - A reminder that our night of comedy will take place in Our Lady's Island Community Centre on Thursday, November 15, at 8 p.m., admission €10. Our full length comedy will be staged next March. Readings and auditions will take place shortly. If you would like to get involved in this production either on and off the stage contact director Breda Hayes 087 6858480.

Thank you to the audiences who supported our one-act comedies in St Michael's Hall recently, we were delighted with the turn out and we hope you all enjoyed. Well done to everyone involved and a special mention must go to the new recruits to our group who did a wonderful job and hopefully we'll see them star on the stage with Ballycogley in the future. Thanks to St Vincent de Paul and the staff at St Michael's for their assistance over the four nights.

Strictly Club Dancing

Dance instructor Charlene Breen should surely receive a special award for haven taken just 10 weeks to have this group of dance floor divas fit to face the judges especially since this was her third time in doing so. Well this she did with the backup of her mother Von, who also attended each session.

The night finally arrived and the ballroom of the Coast Hotel Rosslare strand was packed to the rafters, the dancers were in their dressing rooms preparing for their first dance as MC for the night introduced the three judges to the audience, Nick Popplewell, Eilish Coady and Sinéad Lawes.

The judges had just 20% of the vote so it was for the audience to decide onthe overall winner an audience which numbered three hundred plus. To open the show Dermot called the first couple of Niall Moore and Julie Coakley, who were to be followed by Tom Cullen and Ciara Murphy, Peter Goldsmith and Laura Ross, Robbie McGinn and Alison Moore, John Wright and Karen Crotty, Seán O'Reilly and Molly Berry and last of the seven were the defending champions Brendan Huges and Fiona Brauneisen. After this unbelieveable first dance the judges and the audience were left with something to ponder over.

Second dance was equally as competitive but alas there had to be a winner and on anight were ladies nearly hit the ceiling taking their lives in their own hands and others danced in split trousers Seán O'Reilly and Molly Berry were declared the overall winners.

The St Fintan's club would like to sincerely thank King and Company Solicitors Westgate were the main sponsors on the night, those who sponsored the dancers, the many businesses that supported and ofcourse the fabulous audience that turned out on the night. Dancing does not end there as the Strictly Club Dancing grand final St Fintan's v St Mary's Rosslare will take place in the Coast Hotel on Saturday, November 24, with tickets costing €10. Tickets are very limited with each club just receiving two hundred so its an all ticket event with no entry on the door.

Five generations

The village of Killinick had a very special reason to celebrate during the recant past, when Kitty Walsh, who celebrated her 100th birthday earlier in the year met her great great granddaughter for the first time. Five generations of the family got together for this special ocassion to enjoy the company and speak of times past. Well done and congratulations to all for making this special event happen.

Thank You

Ber Cullen of Killinick held a very sucessful fundraising coffee morning during the recant past the proceeds from which went towards the St Fintan's fundraising Strictly Club Dancing night. Ber raised €745 and she would like to thank all those that supported the event in anyway.


The jackpot now stands at €16,000 and there is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn last week were 5, 16, 24 and 29.Many thanks for your continued support.

Happy Birthday

Lisa Power celebrated her 30th birthday in the company of family and friends in the Merry Elf lounge Killinick during the recant past. It was a great night of fun and craic enjoyed by all. Happy birthday Lisa.

Katrina a FAI Cup winner

The Aviva stadium was the venue where the Wexford youths took on Peamount youths in the Continental Tyres Women's FAI Cup final and what aday it proved to be for the Wexford girls and in particular for the Broadway lady and former employee of the Merry Elf Killinick Katrina Parrock. Katrina a former camogie All Star and four time all-Ireland senior medal winner let her feet do the talking on this ocassion by scoring the winning goal to cap what was a year to remember for the youths having already captured the league and shield trophies. Congratulations Katrina.

Underage GAA

The recent past has been a busy time for the underage players of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island. The under-17 football team travelled to Parc Chorman to take on Cloughbawn in the Wexford People Roinn one shield final and it took an injury time goal to secure an 4-05 to 2-10 victory.

The under-15 football team did not fare aswell when they took on Oylegate-Glenbrien in the Gorey Guardian Roinn one shield final played in St Patrick's Park Enniscorthy though giving aspirited performance were never good enough.

St Patrick's Park was also the venue where the under-17 hurling team took on Craanford in the Wexford People Division 1 shield final and having led by four points at the break having played with the wind it was always going to be a battle in the second half and so it proved to be losing out on ascoreline of 3-11 to 1-10.

The under-20 football team of the Forth and Bargy Gaels scored a comfortable 3-05 to 1-01 victory over Oylegate-Glenbrien in the Greenstar under-20 FC Div.2 quater final.

Swinging Pubs

The Merry Elf was the place to be during the recant past when the Guinness Festival swinging pubs came to the village. The very talented group of musicians and entertainers did famously well. They finished second overall besides taking many more major awards.

Martina Keane won best female singer, James O'Sullivan best musician for his marvellous fiddle playing, Imelda Kehoe won best original song and Hemish Stewart was nominated for best male vocal. The premises won the overall best dressed pub decorated by Amo Stewart and Anne Murphy. Well done, all.

Paul McDonnell of the Merry Elf would like to thank everyone for putting on such a fabulous night and he sends a special word of congratulations to his former employee Katrina Parrock on her great achievements during the past year and he thinks it must be his special brew.

Seniors Christmas party

The Senior's Christmas party will be held this year in the Coast Hotel, Rosslare on Sunday, December 2. at 2 p.m. The tickets will be distributed soon. Looking forward to a good attendance and a nice afternoon in Coast, Rosslare.

Tickets for the parish council Christmas Draw, which be held on December 9 will also be on sale in the coming weeks. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Cake sale.

Our annual cake sale and raffle in aid of the day to day running of our parish here in Ballymore-Mayglass will take place on Saturday, November 24, before and after 7.30 p.m. Mass in Mayglass and on Sunday morning, November 25, at 10 a.m. Mass in Ballymore. Donations of confectionary would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your continued support.


Free ECCE Scheme places available for children from three years - five years. For further information and to book your place please contact Caroline at 087 6800338.

St Fintan's AGM

St Fintan's club AGM will take place on Friday, November 30, in the scout hall Ballymore at 8 p.m. Nominations for club officers along with motions for consideration should be emailed to club secretary no later than November 20 Email

Tomhaggard AGM

The AGM of the Tomhaggard Community Development Committee is on Wednesday, November 14, at 8.30 p.m. in the Social Centre.


Community Games

Bannow-Ballymitty Community Games will be meeting in Ballymitty Hall on Thursday, November 15, at 8 p.m. to kick start Community Games in Bannow-Ballymitty area so all interested parents are asked to attend. Community Games extend to children under-16years old.

Sad passing

Deepest sympathy to Dolly Duffy and family on the death of her husband John last week. John was father of Seán, Claire, Christina, Kathleen and the late Elaine and brother of Kevin, Frank, Vincent, Oliver, Jimmy, Brendan, Sheila and the late Michael, Pat, Joe and Alice. Sadly missed by his loving family daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. He reposed at his residence on Monday, November 5, with Removal on Tuesday the sixth at 11.30 a.m. to the Church of Mary Immaculate and St Joseph Carrig-on-Bannow for funeral Mass at midday, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Balloughton Christmas Fair

The annual Christmas sale will take place in Balloughton hall on Saturday, December 1, at 2 p.m. There will be home baking, jams, bric-à-brac, plants etc and the raffle. Tea and cakes will be available on the day. Everyone welcome and we would appreciate your support.'.


A Giant Christmas Market and Craft Fair will be held in Ramsgrange Community School on Sunday, November 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Over 100 local crafts people and exhibitors have alreadybooked. So it promises to be a great occasion for people to visit and buy their Christmas gifts while alsosupporting local small businesses/crafts people. There will also be a chance to visit our student café and Santa's grotto. This promises to be a super family fun day.

Social dancing

dancing in Tír na nÓg Thursday, November 15, th Delta Dawn, Thursday 22 nd Richie Halpin, Thursday 29 th Tom power the latchico.

GAA club news

Lotto draw is on this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €8,900 to be won. Tickets are only two euro each and can be purchased from post office Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer, Tír na nÓg, Doyle's Carrig and from any Club Officer down in the complex.

Our AGM will take place on on Sunday, December 2, at 5 p.m. over in the complex. All members are encouraged to attend this very important meeting.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 13th: Tap2Heal with Vero at 11.15 a.m. and cards in the morning with Pongo/Preparing shoe boxes in the afternoon.

Wednesday the 14th: Musical Bingo in the morning and a visit from New Ross Community Hospital. Music by Jimmy Barnwell. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 15th: Pongo and Chair exercises in the morning and yoga with Julie in the afternoon. Monday the 19th: Exercises with Mairead/Games/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Services Available In Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday the 13th: Hairdressing from 9.30 a.m. Wednesday the 14th: Holistic Therapy from 10.30 a.m. and Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 15th: Hairdressing from 1.30 p.m. Monday the 19th: Group Physiotherapy at 11 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All these services are available to everyone in the community.

Weekly Bingo - Bingo in Grantstown Daycare Centre every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Everyone Welcome.

Gift Vouchers - We are delighted to announce that gift vouchers can now be purchased for Grantstown Daycare Centre. The perfect present for your loved one for Christmas. Our gift vouchers can be used towards dinners, meals on wheels, pongo, reiki and many more activities. Please contact reception at 051 561016 to purchase one.

Volunteers Urgently Needed - We Urgently Need Volunteers, who are willing to drive clients to doctor and hospital appointments in our car. We Urgently Need Volunteers with (D1) minibus license to collect clients in the morning and drop them home in the afternoon in one of our buses. Please phone us at 051 561016 for more details.

If anyone has a couple of hours to spare during the week why not pop in and lend a hand in the Daycare Centre. You will find it a very fulfilling and enjoyable experience. You could be making a cup of tea and chatting with the clients or helping them with Pongo or games and quizzes. We would like to most sincerely thank the volunteers we have here at Grantstown. Without your help we would not be able to provide all the services for our Clients.

Eternal Beginners Yoga - Every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. throughout the winter in Grantstown Daycare Centre. €10 per class or €85 for 10 classes. Contact Sorcha Hyland at 087 7022262 or just turn up on the night.

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