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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Kilmore

Ballymore-Mayglass: Way of the Cross - Parishioners are invited to join together in carrying the Parish Cross on Good Friday. This will be the third year of this new parish tradition.

The cross will be jointly carried from Ballycogley Grotto starting at 2pm on Good Friday and arriving at Ballymore Church for the celebration of the Passion Ceremony at 3pm. Lifts will be arranged to bring people back to Ballycogley afterwards. Please join us in this community celebration of Faith.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be held at 7.30 p.m. on Good Friday in Ballymore Church. A selection of Passion Hymns will be provided by Neil Foley between stations. This is an excellent way to finish our solemn Lenten preparation before the celebration of Easter.

Village Clean Up

The Killinick Project big village clean-up is under way and going well. Thank you to all the volunteers who have been helping out. We need more volunteers to help us with our goals to uplift Killinick Village. Please feel free to come along every Saturday at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. meeting at the Merry Elf car park. This is weather permitting. The clean-up involves cleaning up, cutting back areas, re-painting, putting in new trees, planting and a general tidy up where needed in the village of Killinick.

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.

Defibrillator

A Defibrillator has been installed on the wall outside the front door of Tomhaggard Social Centre. There's a Training Course on the use of the equipment arranged for May 11 for volunteers, kindly facilitated by Ger Carthy. This course is full. However, we are looking at an additional course to be facilitated by another tutor. Please contact Breda at 087 6858480 or any committee member to book a place. It is important that we have a number of volunteers in the area who are proficient in the use of this equipment.

Parish council AGM

The AGM of the Ballymore-Mayglass parish council will be held in the Scout Hall, Ballymore on Wednesday, April 10, at 8 p.m. We would be delighted to get new members to help us. All welcome to attend.

Ladies' Football

Ladies now that the longer evening's are here and you feel like getting out and about a bit more. How about joining our Gaelic four Mothers and Others team. Anyone over 25 can join. No experience necessary, it's non-competitive and lots of fun is guaranteed. If you are interested or need more information please contact Anna Marie Redmond at 086 8613353. St Fintan's lady Katie Wright took part in the Wexford LGFA All stars talent show and qualified for the final on April 19 in the Ferrycarrig Hotel and all support for Katie on the night of the final will be greatly appreciated.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Shed, 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Kundali Yoga. Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art - places available contact Maria at 086 3848364 for details. Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs, Scouts, Ventures. Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Group. Saturday 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Beavers.

Ballycogley Players

Ballycogley Players officially hand over the title of all-Ireland Confined Drama Champions this week. This year's competition is taking place April 5 to April 13 in Doonbeg Co Clare. Wishing all the groups taking part the best of luck, especially Wexford representatives Kilmuckridge Drama Group.

With just a under a week to our first performance of 'Same Old Moon' please take note of our venues and dates: Friday, April 12, Our Lady's Island Community Centre, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 18, to April 20 at the National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets for our nights in both Fethard and Our Lady's Island will at the door on the night (€10) and bookings for our nights in the National Opera House are available by booking online nationaloperahouse.ie or by phoning the box office 053 9122144.

Synopsis of the play: From age nine into her forties, Brenda is seen through the eyes of her eccentric and sometimes fiery family, particularly her willfully self descriptive father and her put upon and sometimes hot tempered mum. Hilarious scrapes erupt when Brenda's imagination and intelligence bump against the restrictions of Irish and English customs and society.

The play is a captivating and non-uncritical look at family life that features some wonderful roles. This year's cast (which involves both our old stalwarts and new members) look forward to your support with this production.

Easter Walk/Egg Hunt

Mark it in the diary: Easter Sunday morning there will be a fundraising fun walk/run in St Fintan's Clubgrounds at 11 a.m. followed by a fun Easter Egg Hunt for all the children. More details to follow closer to the date.

Model County Tickets

CLG Loch Garman Club and county draw 2019 tickets, better known as Model County tickets, are now available to buy through St Fintan's GAA Club. Draw dates are May 1, May 29 and June 26. Each months draw will have a top prize of a new car to the value of €16,000 with another 49 prizes each month ranging from Pettitt's SuperValu voucher of €1,500 and €750, Top Oil Voucher, Glen Fuel voucher, hotel vouchers, Monart Spa voucher and various cash prizes.

Tickets are €50 for the three draws which can be paid in one payment or three monthly payments of €20, €20 and €10. Ticket sellers will be out and about in the coming weeks and your support as ever is very much appreciated. These tickets provide a vital annual income for your local GAA Club and this year more than ever with so much significant club developments under way.

Lotto

The jackpot now stands at €3,600. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Patrick McDonnell shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 2, 6, 15 and 21. 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.

St Fintan's

The St Fintan's intermediate football team got its season off to the best of starts when in tagoat it scored an impressive 3-06 to 0-11 victory over Duffry Rovers in the Amber Springs/Ashdown Park Hotels football championship group B Goals at either side of the break by Joey Wadding were the crucial scores but playing as a well drilled outfit the hard working Ballymore-Mayglass men never looked like losing when taking the lead in the second half. The teams next opponents were Halfway House Bunclody.

Mayglass National School

Well done to a girls' team from Mayglass NS taking part in the Spar five-a-side competition in Ferrycarrig during the recent past. Having defeated Castlebridge 3-0 in a thriller the team qualified for the county final which will be held in the coming weeks with the team hoping to reclaim its county and leinster titles and with some good fortune make it back to the Aviva stadium again this year. Keep Monday, May 6, free for the Mayglass National school four mile fun run 11 a.m. at the school. €10 per adult - €5 per child and €20 max per family. Spot prizes and refreshments after run. Online entries and timed event. runmayglass.com.

Killinick ICA

The most recent meeting of the guild was held on April 1 with president Til Kennedy and 13 members in attendance. The guild would like to thank all those that gave daffodils for daffodil day and Kiely centra for its generous donation and the use of its premises for the fundraiser which raised €1,600 and many thanks to those that donated so generously.

The competition winners were first Mary Quirke, second Mary Sinnott third Mary Crotty and the competition for the next meeting on May 13 is for the nicest ornament. Mary Quirke and Áine Sheeran were hostesses on the night.

The guild will be represented at the ICA got talent show in Camross on April 24 the AGM followed the meeting with very little change in officers from last year other than Til Kennedy resigned from her position as president with Joan Furlong taking this post, secretary Marie McNae and treasurer Teresa Pettit.

All Blacks AFC

Split-the-pot draw result April 1 prize draw in the Merry Elf as follows. Winner prize €240 goes to Tommy Bolger. Next week's draw is on in Bridies Bar, Bridgetown on April 8. Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund, playground development and walking track in Casey Park.

Any under-12 girls not attached to another club this year that would like to play with our club is more than welcome just contact Trevor at 087 9637117 for information. You would be more than welcome.

ALL BLACKS 3-3 FORTH CELTIC under-16 GROUP A MATCH REPORT the start of a new Season and first up is a big local Derby between ourselves and near neighbours and last seasons premier champions Forth Celtic. This match was definitely a game of two halves with Forth Celtic piling pressure on from the start and rewarded with goal after 15 minutes from a corner. Fort added two more goals one from the penalty spot and a third shortly afterwards. But being 0-3 down at half time didn't dampen our girls spirits.

They took to the field in the second half determined to get something out of the game and our relentless pressure quickly turned into a Goal from Niamh Rees, New signing Kiera Payne added a second from a brilliantly taken free kick and at this stage we had forth confined to their own half and the equalizer came with 20 minutes left with Niamh Rees getting her second goal of the day.

Undoubtedly Forth Goalkeeper Chloe Carroll was their player of the match with some fine saves from Zoe Butler, Aoife Rees and Sophie Lynch. A great start to was is there be a long season ahead and welcome to new signings Holly Rossiter, Claire Whelan and Kiera Payne and get well soon to Amy Jackman, who injured her wrist in the first half.

The club and players would like to say a BIG THANKS to Noel and Noeleen Troy of Greenacres Bar for their sponsorship of a new set of Jerseys for our Men's first team.

Kilmore

Defibrillator

A Defibrillator has been installed on the wall outside the front door of Tomhaggard Social Centre. There's a Training Course on the use of the equipment arranged for May 11 for volunteers, kindly facilitated by Ger Carthy. This course is full. However, we are looking at an additional course to be facilitated by another tutor. Please contact Breda at 087 6858480 or any committee member to book a place. It is important that we have a number of volunteers in the area who are proficient in the use of this equipment.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Shed, 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Kundali Yoga. Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art - places available contact Maria at 086 3848364 for details. Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs, Scouts, Ventures. Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Group. Saturday 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Beavers.

Kindling for sale €2 per bag, in aid of Scout funds, available when the Social Centre is open.

Ballycogley Players

Ballycogley Players officially hand over the title of all-Ireland Confined Drama Champions this week. This year's competition is taking place April 5 to April 13 in Doonbeg Co Clare. Wishing all the groups taking part the best of luck, especially Wexford representatives Kilmuckridge Drama Group.

With just a under a week to our first performance of 'Same Old Moon' please take note of our venues and dates: Friday, April 12, Our Lady's Island Community Centre, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 18, to April 20 at the National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets for our nights in both Fethard and Our Lady's Island will at the door on the night (€10) and bookings for our nights in the National Opera House are available by booking online nationaloperahouse.ie or by phoning the box office 053 9122144.

Synopsis of the play: From age nine into her forties, Brenda is seen through the eyes of her eccentric and sometimes fiery family, particularly her willfully self descriptive father and her put upon and sometimes hot tempered mum. Hilarious scrapes erupt when Brenda's imagination and intelligence bump against the restrictions of Irish and English customs and society.

The play is a captivating and non-uncritical look at family life that features some wonderful roles. This year's cast (which involves both our old stalwarts and new members) look forward to your support with this production.

Bridgetown IT Centre

Bridgetown IT Centre now open. €2 per hour for computer use free courses now available for Agri online and Citizens online. To enrol please contact 053 9175523 Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email bicinfo18@gmail.com or alternatively call into the office. The premises is located in the AOH hall, Bridgetown, Co Wexford.

Kilmore AC

NATIONAL JUVENILE INDOORS - Well done to Cian Bates fifth in the under-19 Long Jump at the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoors Championships today. Cian jumped a pb of 5.91m. Well done, Cian.

WORLD MASTERS INDOORS - Well done to Jackie Carthy, who won silver in the World championships 8k cross country in Poland last Monday. Jackie was also seventh in the 1500m on Saturday. What an athlete.

TRAINING - Senior Training continues in Kilmore GAA Grounds at 6.30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday 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 (@Club

Kilmore) or by emailing kilmoreathleticsclub@gmail.com.

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.

Deaths

Once again Kilmore was hit with the loss of some of its residents and former residents. Sympathy to the Sinnott family Lanaugh on the sad passing of Jarlath, to the Shannon and Doyle families on the death of Ann, to the Moore family on the death of Eileen and to the Roche family on the passing of Peggy.

Birthday Wishes

Happy birthday to Samantha Thomas, Rackardstown, daughter of Renata and Jimmy, who celebrated her 21st birthday over the weekend.

Social evening

There was a brilliant social evening in the AOH hall organised by Kilmore Scope on Friday, March 27, thanks to all the musicians and entertainers who gave freely of their time for the night. Among those that took part were Liz and Gordon Jones, John Cullen, Catherine O'Rourke, Davy Roche, Noel Howlin, Willie Considine, Jim Codd, Andrew Roche, Dr Nessan Danaher, Richard Sinnott. Another such night by public request is planned for Friday, April 26.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore ARA held their monthly meeting on Thursday evening in the GAA clubrooms with a good attendance present. At the outset the chairman Tom Dunne proposed a vote of sympathy to the Roche family of Newtown on the death of Molly, who was a member of the association to which all those present wished to be associated.

Principal items discussed were postponing the visit to the Ferrycarrig Heritage Park for lunch and a tour till Wednesday, April 17; all those wishing to attend meet in Kilmore car park at 12-30. Thanks were expressed to Wexford County Council for an Amenity grant of €600-00 which was awarded recently.

Bowls continue every Tuesday at 2-00 in the Stella Maris Centre. A day trip to Wells House and Enniscorthy Castle was fixed for Wednesday, May 15, more details nearer to the date.

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