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Sunday 20 October 2019

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Kilmore, Our Lady's Island

Ballymore-Mayglass: Walking Track Information Night - The new fully lit community walking track in St Fintan's clubgrounds is now open to all users.

An information/demonstration night will be held tonight (October 1) from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. where everyone is invited along to familiriase yourself with the track and the lights etc ahead of the dark evenings.

This facility now provides all our community members the opportunity to walk/run safely throughout the year. Light refreshments also, a chance for a cuppa and chat. An open invitation is extended to all club and community members.

It Could Be Us

Don't miss your chance to be part of a Euro Millions Syndicate. You can now buy into our club euro millions syndicate for a full year for just €30... Sign up at St Fintan's clubhouse this coming Friday night 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Syndicate membership is open to everyone, don't miss out, it could be us.

Ballycogley Players

Our AGM took place in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Friday, September 20, and the following committee were elected for the coming year: chairperson Seán Carthy, Vice-chairperson Ellen Cloney, secretary Trish Boyce, Vice-secretary Mary Doyle, treasurer Terence O'Byrne, Assistant treasurer Enda Murphy, Joint PROs Trish Boyce and Ellen Cloney, Children's Officers Laura Hayes and Chris Maddock, committee members Gina Murphy, Diarmuid Buttimer, Con Doyle and Eric Byrne.

The Kathleen Browne Festival took place in Bridgetown recently and some of our members staged some comedy sketches which went down very well with the audience. Thank you to the committee for their invitation to us to take part.

The One-act Plays will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 25, to October 27 in St Michael's SVDP Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford, more details later.

Rehearsals for next year's festival play; 'Dreamland' are going very well and director Breda Hayes is keeping the cast on their toes.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

Ongoing activities - Monday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Shed; 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Kundali Yoga; 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Felting; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art; 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Drama. Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Clay Moulding; 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs, Scouts Ventures. Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Class; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Beavers.

Watercolour Painting

Are you interested in learning or improving your art skills? Small group classes are on in Tomhaggard Social Centre Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Murrintown Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Maria at 086 3848364 for details.

All Blacks AFC

We are currently looking for coaches/managers for our under-nine, 10 and 11 Boys' teams. If you can assist or know someone who might be in a position to help please contact Aidan at 086 8730943. These lads are the future of the club so all help is greatly appreciated and new managers welcome. Please note you will need to be Garda vetted as is the clubs policy but we will assist with this. The ladies where home in their first game of the divisional shield and season against Fasnet Rovers. unfortunately losing out on final score line 3-0... well done to all involved.

Lotto

The jackpot now stands at €3,800. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 12, 24, 25 and 33..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.

Pilates

Gently Pilates class for the over-50s every Friday morning 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.

Killinick Harriers

The Killinick Harriers annual charity fun ride takes place on Sunday, October 6, in Ballycogley. The first horses start at 9 a.m. and the last horses at 1 p.m. with all jumps optional. The proceeds will go to the Windmill-supporting adults with learning disability. Enjoy the day.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday greetings to Jim Kelly, who celebrated his 80th birthday during the recent past.

Killinick ICA

The September meeting was held on September 2 and it opened with a vote of sympathy past with Breda Wright on the death of her father-in-law Paddy Wright RIP During the month the guild held a walk in the clubgrounds of St Fintan's GAA Club. A federation meeting was held in the Riverbank hotel and a colour me beautiful class will be held in the scouthall Ballymore on Tuesday, October 15, at 7.30 p.m. The competition winner was Mary Crotty and the competition for the next meeting on October 7 is 'a new vase from an old vase'. Joan Furlong was the raffle winner.

St Fintan's

Having suffered defeat by the narrowest of margins to Naomh Eanna in the quarter final of the intermediate football championship the previous Sunday the junior A hurling team of St Fintan's travelled to Taghmon to take on Ballyhogue also at the quarter final stage of this championship. The heavy downpours ruled out any chance of a classic but both sides must take credit for serving up a very entertaining game.

The St Fintan's men looked to be in control during the early stages but a rather fortunate goal for Ballyhogue brought about by the failure of goalkeeper Richard Rowe failing to control the slippery ball following a back pass but his team were still leading 0-09 to 1-04 when the half time whistle sounded. The early stages of the second half saw the sides trade points and with 10 minutes remaining St Fintan's were still to the fore by a single point. At this stage Ballyhogue scored its second goal which turned the tide somewhat in its favour but the St Fintan's men battled hard till the end only to fall short by the slenderest of margins 2-14 to 1-16.

Coiste na nÓg

With the season nearing its end the young stars of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island have a number of important fixtures to fulfill. Over last weekend two teams contested the latter stages of championships with the results not yet to hand. On Saturday the under-17 hurling team travelled to Boolabawn to take on Cloney Gaels in the semi-final of the Wexford People Roinn one championship while on Sunday Grantstown was the venue when the under-13 hurling team played Taghmon-Camross in the New Ross Standard Div.5 final.

Kilmore

Kilmore NS parents' association

Another school year has started and we welcome all parents and children to Kilmore NS. As a new parent to our school you become a member of Kilmore NS Parent Association and remain for as long as your child is a pupil here. We are looking forward to meet everyone next week at a meeting in Kilmore NS hall.

We are organising our AGM on Tuesday, October 1, at 7.30 p.m. PA had a great year fundraising for our children and school during 2018/19. All parents welcome to come and join in our review of the school year gone, discuss plans and goals for 2019/20.

We also are looking to say 'thank you' to current committee and vote for the new committee to start organising Halloween, Book Fair, Christmas etc. See you Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in Kilmore NS Hall.

Ballycogley Players

Our AGM took place in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Friday, September 20, and the following committee were elected for the coming year: chairperson Seán Carthy, Vice-chairperson Ellen Cloney, secretary Trish Boyce, Vice-secretary Mary Doyle, treasurer Terence O'Byrne, Assistant treasurer Enda Murphy, Joint PROs Trish Boyce and Ellen Cloney, Children's Officers Laura Hayes and Chris Maddock, committee members Gina Murphy, Diarmuid Buttimer, Con Doyle and Eric Byrne.

The Kathleen Browne Festival took place in Bridgetown recently and some of our members staged some comedy sketches which went down very well with the audience. Thank you to the committee for their invitation to us to take part.

The One-act Plays will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 25, to October 27 in St Michael's SVDP Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford, more details later.

Rehearsals for next year's festival play; 'Dreamland' are going very well and director Breda Hayes is keeping the cast on their toes.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

Ongoing activities - Monday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Shed; 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Kundali Yoga; 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Felting; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art; 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Drama. Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Clay Moulding; 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs, Scouts Ventures. Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Class; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Beavers.

Watercolour Painting

Are you interested in learning or improving your art skills? Small group classes are on in Tomhaggard Social Centre Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Murrintown Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Maria at 086 3848364 for details.

Bridgetown Information/IT Centre

Our next social evening will be on Friday, October 11, at 8 p.m. Location AOH Hall, Bridgetown. Anyone, who would like to display their talent would be more than welcome. Music, song, storytelling Agus Craic. Tea and refreshments will be served on the night. We will also run a raffle during the course of the evening.

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.

The floor has now been replaced and as a result we can offer a wider range of activities, e.g. dancing, keep fit classes etc. Also if people need to hold children's parties they are more than welcome.

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 bicinfo18@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you.

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 bicinfo18@gmail.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 advice on relevant subjects to the community later on in the year following the summer holidays.

Kilmore AC

COUCH TO 5K - This is now back every Monday at 7 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds. All adults welcome to come along, improve their fitness with the ultimate aim of running 5k.

TRAINING - 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 the parents WhatsApp group. New members, aged seven in year of competition always welcome, contact Mary at 087 7564888.

Walking track fundraiser

Kilmore United are holding a fundraising ball at Coast Hotel on October 19, in aid of the walking track at Kilmore United pitch. Tickets are now on sale at the Hair Boutique, tickets are €45 a head includes prosecco reception, 3 course meal, auctions, raffles and music by Point Blank.

Baby Girl

Congratulations to Eimear and Bernard Hogan, Ballyteigue, Kilmore Quay on the birth of a baby girl last week.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore Active Retirement Association Seals team were in action on Tuesday last in the first round of the county bowls league in Ferns but like the Gulls team last week, had to give second best to the Ferns men in the final end of what was a very good game. Our team was Margaret Howlin, Joe Barry, Séamus O'Keeffe and Noel Howlin. Next week we have bowls practice on Tuesday as usual at 7 p.m. in the Stella Maris centre and then the Gulls team is away to Gorey on Thursday, October 3. at 3 p.m. in the county league.

Members had a very enjoyable day on Thursday last at Johnstown Castle and museum where they had a brilliant tour of the castle. We have a coffee afternoon and fun table quiz in Mary Barry's on Wednesday at 2.30 p.m., all welcome to come along to what should be an enjoyable afternoon. On Thursday evening, October 2, we have our monthly meeting at 7.30 p.m. in the GAA clubrooms, all interested please come along.

Our Lady's Island

Community Coffee Shop

New opening hours: From October 1 onwards we are only open at weekends: Sat and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We stayed open an extra month this year and it has proven to be a great success, we hope you will continue to join us at weekends. Also, we will open for first Wednesday of each month 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Healing Mass 3 p.m.) October Healing Mass is this Wednesday, October 2. at 3 p.m. Thank you all for your continued support.

Healing Mass

The monthly Healing Mass and blessing with Fr Jim Cogley will be celebrated in Our Lady's Island Church this Wednesday, October 2, at 3 p.m.

Story Night

There will be a Storytelling Night in Tacumshane Old School this Friday, October 4, at 8 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Come along, sit back and enjoy the talent, music, song and storytelling. Tea, coffee and cakes at interval. Great night's entertainment promised.

GAA Bingo

GAA bingo continues each Tuesday night in Community Hall at 8 p.m. (note earlier time). Jackpot stands at €600 - do come along for your chance to win.

Youth Club

If any parents would like their youth to join our Youth Club there will be a quick meeting next Friday, October 4, in centre (old playschool) at 8 p.m. Anyone from OLI/Tacumshane or surrounding areas welcome. First year upwards. Queries: Louise Morris 087 2053305.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Caroline Newport on winning €136 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Dohertys, Meylers and Rosslare HbrPost office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

Ballycogley Players

Our AGM took place in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Friday, September 20, and the following committee were elected for the coming year: chairperson Seán Carthy, Vice-chairperson Ellen Cloney, secretary Trish Boyce, Vice-secretary Mary Doyle, treasurer Terence O'Byrne, Assistant treasurer Enda Murphy, Joint PROs Trish Boyce and Ellen Cloney, Children's Officers Laura Hayes and Chris Maddock, committee members Gina Murphy, Diarmuid Buttimer, Con Doyle and Eric Byrne.

The One-act Plays will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 25, to October 27 in St Michael's SVDP Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford, more details later.

Rehearsals for next year's festival play; 'Dreamland' are going very well and director Breda Hayes is keeping the cast on their toes.

Dementia evening

An evening focusing on dementia awareness, 'Making our Community Dementia Friendly' will be held at Rosslare Community Centre (Fort Room) on Tuesday, October 15, at 7 p.m. Speakers include Joan Fitzpatrick, Senior Occupational Therapist and Dementia specialist, and Fiona Foley, HSE Occupational Therapist.

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