Sunday 18 August 2019

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty and Rathangan-Cleariestown

Denis Sinnott, Siobhan Sinnott, Anne O’Brien and Eamonn O’Brien at the official opening of Juke Bakery and Café at Commercial Quay, Wexford, on Friday night
Denis Sinnott, Siobhan Sinnott, Anne O’Brien and Eamonn O’Brien at the official opening of Juke Bakery and Café at Commercial Quay, Wexford, on Friday night

Ballymore-Mayglass - 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, and 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.


There's a six-week pilates course starting in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Wednesday, February 6, at 10 a.m., cost €20 due to Grant funding. There are a small number of places still available. For details contact Mary at 085 7768638.

Sewing Machine Repairs

A sewing machine engineer will be at the social centre on Monday, February 4. He will service and repair machines in the centre on the day. the cost is €30 per machine for a service if parts are needed that will be extra. If interested please contact Angela at 087 2840272.

Post office Closure

It is with deep regret that Andy and Bernie Foley announce the closure of Ballycogley post office on Thursday, January 31. Shop and Filling Station will close on Saturday, February 2. Andy and Bernie wish to thank all their customers for their loyal support and friendship over the years.


The jackpot now stands at €17,800 and there is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week..The numbers drawn last week were 19, 28, 29 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. Sharon will also be taking lotto subscriptions at Sundays Family Fun walk this Sunday.

Table quiz

Ballycogley Hall Development Committee will hold a table quiz in the Halfway House on Thursday, February 7, at 8 p.m. Time to dust off the brain cells after the Christmas break. Please come along and support us. It's always a good laugh. See you there.

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.

Clubhouse Development

It was great to see the development work on the St Fintan's clubhouse in Ballymore and when finished will bring the building up to date and on a par with those elsewhere. We apologise for any inconvience caused during the period of this work and we thank you for your co-operation and patience.

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. Tickets costing €35 are available from committee members, Wrecking ball will provide the music plus DJ and door prize. A night not to be missed.


Caroline's Preschool and Montessori Mayglass have 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.

Killinick ICA

The local guild held its most recent meeting on January 7 with president Til Kennedy and seventeen members in attendance. On opening the meeting Til called for a minutes silence for the late Betty McHugh a founder member of the Killinick guild. Hostesses on the night were Mary Crotty and Marie McNeigh while Til Kennedy and Joan Furlong will be the hostesses for the February meeting. The competition winners were first Mary Sinnott second Teresa Pettit and third Breda Wright. The competition for the next meeting is for the prettiest cup and saucer.

All Blacks AFC

Split-the-pot draw result January 7 - 21st prizes as follows. January 2019 winner Kyle Rankin prize €333. January 14 winner Tracey Konarski prize €250. winner on January 21 goes to Maura Furlong prize €235. Next draw is on in the Coopers Inn, Killinick on January 28. Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund.

Both men's teams were in action recently. The A team had a 2-1 win away to Corach Ramblers with goals from Adam Devereux and John Codd. The B team were in cup action and with a depleted squad of only 10 players put in a heroic effort but just fell short 3-2 against Cloughbawn B Mark Sinnott with both goals from the penalty spot. Declan Lee with a superb performance in goal on the day. Well done to all 10 lads.

Our women's team were also in cup action against Shelbourne and went out 2-0 after extra time after the game ended 0-0 after 90 minutes. Unlucky ladies and with some new players joining its up from here for sure for this very young team many of whom are under-14 and under-16 players. Well done to you all.



Are you interested in becoming more energised and healthy by enjoying gentle yoga exercises during these cold wet winter months? Sorcha Hyland is holding a yoga class on Thursday afternoon 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the community centre Carrig-on-Bannow. Sorcha teaches a soft, gentle series of movements that can be practiced on a yoga mat or by sitting on a chair. you can even pay weekly so no damage to your pocket at this expensive time of year. Why don't you come and join us?

GAA club notes

Lotto numbers were 3, 5, 9 and 17. We had two match-three winners congratulations to Bridie Martin Tullycanna and Myra Bennett Sheastown. Next jackpot will be €10,400.

The camogie AGM took place on Sunday last and the following were elected president Monica Ferguson, chairman Gary Sinnott, secretary Siobhán Murphy, treasurer Dorothy Rossiter and PRO Monique Foley. Well done to all involved for the upcoming season.

Table quiz

Wellingtonbridge Tidy Towns will hold a table quiz in Tír na nÓg pub on Friday, February 8, at 8.30 p.m. All welcome please come along and support our fundraiser.


Social dancing continues every Thursday night in aid of new build handball alley in Ballymitty. Music is provided by Jimmy Hogan on Thursday, January 24, and Lar Kenny on Thursday the 31st. All welcome refreshments served.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday, January 29: in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, January 30: Pamper Morning/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 31: Pongo/Chair Exercises in the morning and music with Owney in the afternoon. Monday, February 4: Exercises with Mairead/Games/Walks in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday, January 29: Hairdressing from 9.30 a.m. Wednesday, January 30,: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thur January 31: Hairdressing from 9.30 a.m. Monday, February 4: 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.

Home Baking - Would you like some delicious Home Baking for any occasion? We bake to order so you will get freshly baked produce every time. Brown and White Soda Bread €3. Plain and Fruit Scones six for €3. Apple Tart €4 Ginger Bread €4. Tea Brack €4 Cream and Jam Sponge Cakes from €6. If you get your order in before 11 a.m. you can collect it the same day. Phone 051 561016 to get your order in. Phone us at 051 561016 and get your order in.

Volunteers Needed - Are you willing to drive clients to doctor and hospital appointments in our car. We also need YOU to assist the clients in the Daycare Centre to ensure they are enjoying their day out, as well as volunteers with a minibus license (D1) to collect the clients in the morning and drop them home in the afternoon in one of our buses. Please phone 051 561016for more information. We very much appreciate every minute of help we receive.

21 Day Walking Challenge

For health benefits adults need to be active at a moderate level for at least 30 minutes a day on five days of the week. With that in mind, we would like to invite you to join our residents for a walk in the Bannow-Ballymitty GAA ground at 9 a.m. every morning. You can walk at your own pace, or you can walk on your own and record how long you walk each day for three weeks.

Challenge yourself to increase your walking time each week. Let's see how many miles we can walk collectively in 21 days. We have record cards which also contain some useful advice on how to get started. You can get one by calling to reception at Grantstown Daycare Centre.

Meals On Wheels

Would you like to have Hot Delicious and Nutritious Meals delivered to your Door? Grantstown Daycare Centre operates a Meals On Wheels Service every Tuesday and Thursday for a small fee. Why not give us a call at 051 561016 for more details.



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 morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €17,600. The winning numbers were 19, 28, 29 and 32. There was one match-three winners who received €200. The winner was Ber Cullen. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, January 29, and the jackpot now stands at €17,800.

St Anne's NS

St Anne's NS are currently taking enrolments for September 2019. Enrolment Forms are available from the School Office Tel: 051 563167.


Last week's winner was Steven Doyle winning €98. Next draw Thursday, January 31, in Sammy's. Thank you for your support.

Variety Group

Rathangan Variety Group proudly presents '9 to 5' - The Dolly Parton Musical in Rathangan Hall from February 20 to February 23 at 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets will be on sale from February 1 by contacting 087 0909541. Adults €15.00/Children €10. Get your tickets early, a great night's entertainment not to be missed.

Seana Ghael Award

Congratulations to Thos Ryan, who received his commemorative scroll from the Coiste Na Seana Ghael recently in the Ferrycarrig Hotel. Thos was a worthy recipient from the St Anne's Club for his contribution to both club and county on and off the pitch.

St Anne's Athletic Club

Training begins on Tuesday, February 5, for children aged six years+ up to and including second class at 6.30 p.m. to 7.20 p.m. in GAA complex.

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