Thursday 23 May 2019

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty and Rosslare Harbour

Ballymore-Mayglass - Village Clean Up: The Killinick Project are planning a big village clean-up for six consecutive Saturdays commencing on March 9 and continuing till and including Saturday, April 13, between the times of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each week, meeting at the Merry Elf car park each day. This will involve cleaning up, cutting back areas, re-painting, putting in new trees, planting and a general tidy up where needed in the village of Killinick.

All are welcome and we would be grateful to anyone that is free to volunteer and help with the clean-up on any of the dates. (weather permitting) We will provide all the utensils for the work. Any child that comes along under the age of 12 years will have to be accompanied by a parent of designated guardian. Everyone that comes will be entered into a free draw for a big Easter Egg.

We would like to thank our local councillor Frank Staples for assisting us with this clean-up and Wexford County Council environmental department for giving us the utensils and tools to keep our village and your local community tidy and clean.


There's no pilates in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Wednesday the 27th due to Electricity being off. Class resumes Wednesday, March 6, 10 a.m. after midterm break.


Meetings resume after mid term break Wednesday for Cubs, Scouts and Ventures. Beavers are in Raven Curracloe on Sunday with 'I'm a Beaver Get Me Out of Here' No meeting Saturday. Scout Investiture Kilmore Quay Sunday, March 10, Thank You.

Andy and Bernie Foley would like to sincerely thank their family, friends and neighbours for all the lovely cards, flowers gifts and good wishes received on their recent retirement. We were overwhelmed by the large number that turned up for our final closure and once again thank each and everyone for their loyal support through the years.

Aldi Play Rugby

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.

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.


The jackpot now stands at €3,200. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn last week were 23, 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.

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.

Club membership 2019

St Fintan's 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.

Table quiz

Kilschoran Union will hold a fundraising table quiz on March 14 in the Farmers Kitchen Drinagh commencing at 8 p.m. Your support would be very much appreciated.

All Blacks AFC

Registration for the new calendar season for all schoolgirls will commence this week. Orla Sinnott the clubs registrar will be taking registrations this Thursday 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and next Tuesday, February 26, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the clubhouse for schoolgirls of all ages. We hope to see as many of the girls back this season as possible and also welcome any new players interested in playing with the All Blacks.

The club wishes to offer sincere condolences to the Ellard family on the sad passing of John.

Both men's teams were in action during the recent past and it certainly turned out to be a game of two halves in each game. The A team took to the pitch first and after leading 4-0 at half time with all goals coming from Adam Devereaux the boys eventually progressed to next round of the cup winning 5-3.

Next up were the B squad who took on local neighbours Wexford Celtic. Stand in assistant manager Mark Sinnott sidelined due to injury picked his best 11 so needless to say at half time the boys trailed 3-0. Mark then left and the comeback was on. An OG from a corner kick saw some superb goalkeeping-just not by the goalkeeper so 3-1. Michael O'Brien and Kevin White then struck within seconds to level the game. A well deserved point and might have been all three in the end. Well done to all and thanks to the lads from A team that played with B team.

Preparation for the new 2019 girls season is well under way on our new Astro where all teams are back in training. Under-eights to 16s this year. We provide plenty of game time for girls of all abilities and help them to improve and develop there skills and grow as players. As always new girls are very welcome and we're sure the girls will have a exciting year ahead. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Trevor at 087 9637117 or Aidan at 086 8730943.

Under-eights. TBC under-10s Monday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. under-12s Monday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. under-14s Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. under-16s Tuesday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


St Patrick's Day parade

Get ready your floats for our 10th St Patrick's Day parade on Sunday, March 17, at Carrig-on-Bannow starting at 2 p.m. More information contact Greg at 086 8174231 or Marie 087 9709901.

Social dancing

dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, February 21, by Delta Dawn and the 28th by Bandit. All proceeds in aid of handball clubs new build, all welcome and refreshments will be served.

GAA club news

Lotto numbers were 2, 9, 29 and 31. Three match-three winners congratulations to Jack Walsh Saltmills, Darren Butler Tír na nÓg, and Jimmy and Mai O'Sullivan, Coolraheen. Next jackpot will be €11,000.

Registration evening will take place this Wednesday in the complex from 6.30 - 8.30.

Well done to Kayleigh Moran, who represented our club in the all-Ireland Scor competition in Castlebar last weekend.

The dates for the fundamental/foundation course are as follows2st, March 5 and 12 from seven to 10. Attentence is required for the three evening s. Also this Wednesday evening there s a child safety. Contact our children s Officer John Mernagh 087 9020775 for further information.

Congratulations to Jane Rossiter, who captioned the County Minor ladies' football team. A super achievement Jane.

The junior football team will travel to Horeswood on Friday, March 8, while on Saturday the ninth our Intermediate Football team take on St Fintan's in a home game at 3 p.m. in the first round of the league.

Anyone interested in the GAA Irish Scholarship that takes place in the Good Counsel during the summer please contact Anne Cleary or Jason Sinnott.

Best of luck to St Martin's camogie team who play in their all-Ireland Final this Sunday in Croke Park. A great achievement for any club.

Condolences to the Harrington Family.

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday, February 26: Imagination Gym/Family Fortunes/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, February 27: Pongo/Sonas in the morning and Cards/Pamper in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 28: Pongo/Chair Exercises in the morning and music with Owney in the afternoon. Monday, March 4: Exercises with Mairead/Walks/Art/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, February 26: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, February 27: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thur February 28: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Monday, March 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.

CE Scheme - If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, Tús or have been unemployed for one year or more, then you may be eligible for a CE Scheme. While on the scheme you will be able to avail of all the training you need to enable you to find work in the future. Phone us at 051 561016 and take the first step back to full time employment.

Bingo Night

Come along to Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesdays for the Bingo Night commencing at 8 p.m. Enjoy two hours fun with Mary and the gang. Books cost: €10 Double. €5 Single. €2 Baby.

Horticulture Group

The group meet every Friday morning at 10.30 a.m. in Grantstown Daycare Centre. They are busy planting trees and flowers and tidying up after the winter at the moment.

If you would like to join the group, which is totally free, to pick up a few gardening tips then phone us at 051 561016 for more information.

Bart's Shop

Bart's Shop has moved from Ballymitty to the old Lacey garage site at Tracystown on the Duncannon new line. Bart would like to thank all who supported the shop in Ballymitty and would like to welcome everyone to his new shop. For further information contact Bart at 086 0312772.

Date for your Diary

Camross drama group will perform three one-act comedy plays in Carrig community centre on Friday, April 26, A night of laughter and fun.

Bannow 1169

On the May bank holiday weekend we will be celebrating 850 years of the Norman Landing. Further information to follow later.

Rosslare Harbour

Environmental Group Notes

Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environmental Group will be holding a fundraising table quiz on Thursday, February 28, at 8 p.m. in the Railway Social Club, €20 per table of four. On the night there will be a raffle and spot prizes.

It is planned to hold the annual An Taisce National Spring Clean for the area on Saturday, April 6 (All volunteers are welcome). The volunteers will be provided with gloves, litter pickers and bags.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10 a.m. and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

The Group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group'

St Paul's AC

Last Friday, February 15, was the Wexford Athletics Awards Night for 2018 which was held in the Riverside Hotel in Enniscorthy. We had three of our athletes receiving an award for representing Ireland at International level. Gergley Pap competed in the SIAs in Edinburgh in July, Maeve Hayes travelled to Glasgow for the SIAs Combined Events in November and Ger Maloney competed in the British and Irish Master's Cross Country in Swansea also in November and all three returned with medals. Congratulations and well done to all three athletes, St Paul's AC is a small club and to have three athletes representing Ireland is a great achievement and testament to all the hard work and training they have put in throughout the year. Training continues Mondays and Wednesdays at the Track in Rosslare Strand, new members welcome.

GAA Notes

Memberships are now due for all teams. Please sign your registration form, and return with payment to the Team Manager.

Our lotto stands at €20,000 and tickets can be bought from committee members and around the locality. The numbers for February 19 were 1, 2, 4 and 18. No winner. Match-three winner was Stephen Kelly. Next draw is February 26 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m.

Our Nursery continues this week for 4-6-year-old boys and girls in the clubhouse in Tagoat at 10 a.m. up to Easter. All are welcome to attend this fun activity about balan​ce and co-ordination.

Our under-six and under-eight camogie girls will start training on Saturday, March 2, from 11.30 to 12.15.

Our under-11 boys will continue Hurling and football training Friday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon in Tagoat. Jimmy Wickham is our team manager: Contact .087 3440732.

Our under-nine boys (Boys Born 2010 and 2011) will continue indoor Hurling and Football training on Tuesdays from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. onwards in Tagoat. Patsy Meyler is our Team Manager; Contact 086 6381207.

Our under-seven boys (boys born in 2012 and 2013) will begin continue indoor Hurling and Football training on Mondays from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. in Tagoat. Any questions please contact the under-seven Team Manager Liam Lawlor at 086 8528299.

Well done to Danny, Ollie, Willie and Róisín, who took part in the all-Ireland Scor na nÓg Quiz in Mayo representing Wexford.

Hurling 365 takes place every Wednesday for Tagoat at 8.30 a.m. in our clubhouse. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Kilrane NS at 8.30 a.m., Rosslare Strand on Thursdays.

Active Retirement Group

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, March 5. The meeting will take place at the Rosslare Railway Social Club at 03 p.m. A Committee Meeting will take place at 02 p.m. There will be bingo after the meeting.

A St Patrick's Day social will take place in the Hotel Rosslare on Sunday, March 17. Bacon and Cabbage will be served at 01 p.m. Please advise Mairead of any special dietary requirements. Music by Jimmy Hogan. The price is €10 for KRHARG members and €16.50 for all others and tickets may be obtained from Mairead at 053 9133702.

The Group's annual holiday has now been provisionally booked for August 26 to August 30 (five days and four nights) at the Central Hotel, Donegal Town. The Abbey Hotel is fully booked for September. The price will be €300pps with a €60 total single supplement. Early booking is essential and deposits of €50 should be paid at the next meeting.


We extend sympathy to the following families who have suffered a bereavement recently. Ann Cloney on the untimely death of her youngest son Dermot, Tomhaggard, who died on February 11 Dermot is also mourned by his brothers Brian, Alan, Nigel and extended family.

Condolences also to Bernie Watson, Cawdor street on the death of her sister Nora Rafferty in England.

Sympathy is also extended to the family of the late John Ellard, Birdstown, Broadway, who died unexpectedly on February 20 John was a valued member of the staff of Rosslare Europort and was a great friend to many. Condolences to John's mother Peg, brothers Joe and Niall, sisters Patricia and Helen and extended family.

May they rest in peace.

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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