Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Kilmore
Ballymore-Mayglass: Pilates - Gentle Pilates class for the over-50s every Friday morning starting Sept the sixth at 11.30 a.m. at Ballycogley community hall. Come along and join me Elaine and practice level one pilates to include chair pilates.
Increase strenght, flexibility and range of movement. Call me at 086 8431723 to book you place.
Thanks to all the local people who gave their time preparing the cemetery for the recent patron. The help was much appreciated.
Club celebration day.
A very special club day on Saturday, August 24, in Ballymore. Everyone is invited to the official opening day of St Fintan's new clubhouse and fully lit community walking track. This special day will start at midday with an under-11 hurling tournament in memory and honour of two great clubmen William Codd and William Doyle. The Codd-Doyle tournament will welcome teams from St Martin's, St Anne's, Kilmore, St Mary's Rosslare and Ballyhale Shamrocks from Kilkenny. An afternoon/evening of fun will follow with a fun children's show from the Rathnure Pantomine society, games, treats, barbecue, live music. This day will also celebrate 90 years of the club existence.
The club wishes to invite members, players and supporters past and present to join in this very special club and community day. Saturday, August 24, Further details will be published in next week's notes.
The jackpot now stands at €4,200. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 15, 16, 22 and 27..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.
All Blacks AFC
Time for a clearout. A used clothing collection in aid of All Blacks Community Playground will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 24, and 25. Drop off points are: outside Bridgetown School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside Our Lady's Island Community Centre from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Ballycogley Hall from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday the 24th and outside Ballymore church at 10.30 a.m., Ballycogley Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. A collection service will also be available - call or text 086 8198748 to arrange. Please see All Blacks AFC and All Blacks Community Playground Facebook pages for more info.
All Blacks AFC are delighted to be entering two schoolgirls' teams at under-14 for the coming season. We are looking for girls born 2006 and 2007 to join this fantastic group of girls. All levels catered for and beginners are especially welcome. Please contact either Trevor at 087 9637117 or Aidan at 086 8730943 for more information.
Split-the-pot draw results as follows for Monday, August 12, held in the Bargy Bar, Bridgetown. Winner Alice Ryan with a prize of €228. The most recent draw took place in the Halfway hse, Ballycogley on August 19. Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund, playground development and walking track in Casey Park.
Well done to the under-10 stars with a brilliant win over Bunclody to reach the Cup semi-final. Outstanding, Spirited and Exceptional display from the girls tonight in the Cup Quarter Final against a very strong Bunclody Team. They started off slow but the girls worked hard and with some lovely passing of the ball we hit the net. Bunclody piled on the pressure and soon equalized and at the break the game was level.
In the second half we kept battling and found the net on two more occasions. Bunclody never gave up and threw everything at the girls till the final whistle. Fair play to the girls as they never dropped their heads and had nerves of steel on the field. They worked hard and reaped their reward. Well done to our under-14 girls Ashling Roche and Meave Kenny on being selected for the Regional Training Centre after trials recently. There program started on Wednesday the seventh in the RSC in Waterford and will continue for the next eight weeks. Keep up the great work girls.
St Fintan's Ladies
Junior A team travel to St Patrick's Park to play in their co semifinal v Baile Dubh Tire, after an unsteady start the girls got stuck in, trailing by 10 points at the break the girls raised their game in the second half and outplayed their opponents getting back to within two points at one stage unfortunately it wasn't to be their year this time, but the girls had a great season only coming up from junior B last year. Final score St Fintan's 4-05, Baile Dubh Tire 2-16. Well done ladies see you in a final next year.
The under-14 girls travelled to Davidstown to compete in under-14 Division 2 County Final, it wasn't our evening but what a summer of football. Our girls have played brilliant strong team football, the games leading up to the final were serious battles and they were a joy to be part of. For our girls first year in division two to make it to a county final is phenomenal achievement. Bunclody were strong but the girls still battled on and left everything on the field. We are SO Proud of them all. Thank you all so much for the support all summer.
Big Thanks to Tom Sinnott for sponsoring the bus, to Roadstone, Grassmaster and Lick'd ice cream parlour for sponsoring the girls tops. Great food and fun in Meyler's after the game... and the singing on the bus - stick to the football girls. ߘ? These girls have done themselves our club and families proud. The future of our ladies' club is bright.
Wexford County Council have launched a mattress and sofa amnesty which will give those of us wishing to dispose of a mattress or sofa the opportunity to do so. The amnesty takes place over four days with the Holmestown facility launching the project on August 31 from 8.30 a.m. to midday and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A maximum of three mattresses and one suit of furniture will be accepted per vehicle.
Coiste na nÓg
Crossfin Gaels were soundly beaten by Sarsfields in the Wexford people under-17 footfall premier championship. The under-15 football team of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island was forced to concede a walkover to St James in the Gorey Guardian Roinn one South championship. During the past week the u-5 hurling team was scheduled to take on Cloughbawn (in Carne) in the Enniscorthy Guardian Roinn one South championship with the result not yet to hand. A large gathering of boys and girls from both St Fintan's and Our Lady's Island met each morning in Ballymore to participate in the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps during the past week.
St Fintan's GAA
Following on its football teams victory over St Joseph's the St Fintan's junior A hurling team welcomed Oulart-The Ballagh to Ballymore to play its third game it the Permanent TSB Junior A championship group A. In horrible conditions the Ballymore-Mayglass men battled hard to take the spoils on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-05 and this victory puts them joint top of the table with Oylegate-Glenbrien, who they played on Friday evening last in Oylegate with the result not yet to hand. The club will celebrate a very special day on Saturday, August 24t with the official opening of the new clubhouse and the fully lit walking track plus celebrating 90 years of the clubs existence. A full day of fun and a day not to be missed.
Congratulations to all the boys and girls from the parish that did so well in the state examinations and celebrated accordingly. Here's to another step along the way in their quest to achieving their goal.
PARISH JOURNAL AGM
The AGM of Kilmore Parish Journal will take place next Wednesday, August 21, in Kilmore GAA clubrooms at 8 p.m. Preparations for the 48th edition will begin. Anyone interested in assisting with the publication of the journal is welcome to attend.
AOH Hall, Bridgetown
IT Centre open Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only €2 per hour for use of a computer. Printing, Scanning, Photocopying and Laminating service also available. To reach us ring 053 9175523 or email email@example.com. The hall is available for meetings, groups, clubs etc. at €10 per hour. All social welfare forms, drivers licence, pensions etc. available in the office, assistance with filling in same is also provided if needed. All online services, car tax renewal, passport, property tax and all other services are also available.
If members of the community would like to see more services available to them please let us know, we will do our utmost to meet your needs. Please visit our Facebook page Bridgetown Information/Technology Centre, like and share our page to spread the word around to the community and surrounding areas. People of all ages are welcome to avail of our services.
Please note we will be holding Coffee Information Mornings with people giving short talks or give advice on relevant subjects to the community later on in the year following the summer holidays.
We are preparing for the autumn and winter months. Our main aim in the AOH Hall, Bridgetown is to provide activities, services, social items, a range of courses and enhancing IT skills in our IT room.
Volunteers are needed. If you think you can teach others, start up courses or other activities using your talents and knowledge, please contact us at 053 9175523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
Autumn Clothes collection
Kilmore camogie club's annual autumn clothes collection takes place on Saturday, October 12, 9.30 p.m. to 12.15 p.m. at the GAA clubhouse. We will take old clothes, bedsheets, curtains, shoes, bags and belts. We cannot take duvet covers, pillows or cushions.
Toddy Moore 10k
Entry for the inaugural Toddy Moore 10k is now open. See our Facebook page for the link. The race takes place on Saturday, September 14, at 5.30 p.m. with a two Mile Fun Run beforehand that kicks off at 5 p.m. Entry online, which includes special race T-shirt is only €15 with on the day entry for the 10k priced at €20.
Club league - The final round of the league took place on Tuesday, August 6. There was some fast times for the one mile race with Nicky Foley crossing the line first. After the race we headed to Quigleys for the prize giving. Cian Doyle and Colm Murray were the winning pair, both of them had some great runs in the league. Peter Thompson had the most improved time in the league final from the first race back in May taking well over a minute of his time.
We also had two awards to give out to two club members who could not make our Awards night in late February. Séamus O'Keefe was presented with a lifetime achievement award for his year's of service to the club. Jackie Carthy was presented with the Senior Athlete of the Year award for 2018. Jackie had an exceptional year last year, the highlight arguably being winning a World silver medal at the World Outdoor Masters Championships in Malaga.
We are now back training. Younger Juveniles training on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6.30 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds. Older juveniles and seniors start at 7 p.m. Training every Sunday morning at 10 a.m., location confirmed in parents WhatsApp group. New members, aged seven in year of competition always welcome, contact Mary at 087 7564888.
Couch to 5k - Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the Burrow, Kilmore Quay (opposite Sofrimar) we will hold our Couch to 5k Programme. It would be great to see you come along and improve your fitness.
Time for a clearout. A used clothing collection in aid of All Blacks Community Playground will take place on Saturday the 24th and Sunday, August 25.
Drop off points are: Outside Bridgetown School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Outside Our Lady's Island Community Centre from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Ballycogley Hall from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday the 24th and Outside Ballymore Church at 10.30 a.m., Ballycogley Hall fromm 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.
A collection service will also be available - call or text 086 8198748 to arrange. Please see All Blacks AFC and All Blacks Community Playgroung Facebook pages for more info.
Congratulations to Orna Brady and Philip Furlong, Bridgetown on the recent arrival of a bouncing baby boy.