Monday 22 July 2019

Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Kilmore, Piercestown

Jemma Raftery, Leah Ormond and Aimee Barry from Tomhaggard at the first semi final of Wexford Has Talent in Clayton Whites Hotel.
Jemma Raftery, Leah Ormond and Aimee Barry from Tomhaggard at the first semi final of Wexford Has Talent in Clayton Whites Hotel.

This coming Sunday, January 27, will see the first club fundraising 'Family Fun walk/run' of 2019. The 30 minute run/walk will take place at St Fintan's GAA Clubgrounds at 11 a.m., €5 per adult, children free, all welcome. Join in with family, friends and neighbours for your Sunday morning exercise. All money collected will go towards current club developments.


The jackpot now stands at €17,600 and there is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week..The numbers drawn last week were 14, 16, 30 and 34. Many thanks for your continued support. Also can you please add into your lotto note; 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.

Pilates Class

The Women's Shed have sourced funding through Active Ireland towards a six-week pilates class starting on Wednesday, February 6, at 10 a.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre. Classes are between 1.5 and two hours duration. There are a number of places available. For details and to book a place contact Mary at 085 7768638.

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.

Hamper Winners

Ballycogley Hall Development Committee recently held a Hamper Raffle. The following were the lucky winners: Halfway House - Faye O'Callaghan. Merry Elf - Rose Fitz. Bolgers - Gemma Garnham. Foleys - Maureen Lambert. Congratulations and thank you to everyone for your generosity.

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.

St Fintan's Ladies

St Fintan's Ladies' football club will hold a door to door collection of Christmas trees for delivery to recycling centres for a fee of €5 which will go to the ladies' club, contact Niamh at 087 1528883 or Nicky at 087 2918020.

Anniversary Dinner

The St Fintan's Ladies GFC will hold an anniversary dinner in the Coast Hotel Rosslare on March 8 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.


Carolines 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.

Funeral Service

Those wishing to pay their final respects to the late Scott Doran may do so when his funeral service will be held in Rathangan church on Saturday, January 26, at 11 a.m. Following the service Scott's remains will be laid to rest in Rathangan cemetery.

The association lost another of its former star players Seán Power in Cork during the recent past. Seán was a member of the 1960 Wexford senior hurling team that defeated Tipperary in the all-Ireland final.

Deepest sympathy is sent to both families from the St Fintan's GAA Club and all of us involved with the association. May they rest in peace.

In Hospital

Get well soon wishes are sent to Nicky Newport Randalstown, who is currently a patient in Wexford General Hospital. Nicky is and has been very actively involved with the St Fintan's GAA Club for years too many to mention and he is wished a speedy recovery by his fellow club members and supporters.

All Blacks AFC

Preparation for the new 2019 girls season gets under way this week on our new Astro where all teams are back in training. It is hoped that we will field two teams in every age group from under-10s to 16s this year which shows the club is going from strength to strength over a long number of years. 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 seven till eight 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.

Both men's teams were in action on Sunday the 13th at Casey Park. It wasn't to be for either team in blustery conditions. First up at 11 a.m. the A team came out the wrong side of a 3-2 scoreline against a strong Ajax side with goals from John Codd and Shane Mythen for the Blacks. At 1.45 the B team took to the pitch in an 'away game' against Wexford Bohs. In a fiercely contested game goals from Mikey O'Brien and a fine header from Seán Kehoe weren't enough on the day with the lads going down 4-2. Big thanks to Eoin, Shane, Conor, Peter, John, Greg, Adrian, Kevin and Mark for helping out after A game. Speedy recovery to Andy, Mark and Shaun.

The Women's team were also in action on Sunday the 13th against Stoney Rovers and came away with a 2-2 draw. The result was probably hard on the ladies as a late penalty secured a point for Stoney. This was a very young team so well done to all that played. Special mentions for Sophie Power and Katelyn Boggan both making debuts today for the ladies, Abbie Sinnott (getting her first goal for the All Blacks (I think) and Aoife Rees, who scored the other. Well done to all 11 players today who gave their all in blustery conditions.

A big Well Done to the girls who took part in the Wexford Schoolgirls League Training Centre over the last 10 weeks. It was great to see these young girls performing today in a blitz in Bunclody and representing their club at this level. Missing today was Holly May O'Sullivan.



There is a six-week course starting in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Wednesday, February 6, at 10 a.m. Cost €20 for the course as it's grant aided by Active Ireland - max 25 people. To book a place or get details contact Mary at 085 7768638.

Wexford Women's Refuge

Pauline and Angela from Women's Refuge visited the Women's Shed on Monday last. They gave a most interesting and informative talk on the services and facilities available at the Refuge. They are available 24hours a day and can be contacted on Free phone 1800220444.

Kilmore AC news

Senior Training - Kilmore GAA Grounds at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday and Enniscorthy Sports Hub Saturday at 10 a.m. All adult members welcome as well as experienced runners.

AAI National League Round One Win - Congratulations to Fiona Kehoe, first in today's AAI National League Round One 1500m guest race in Abbotstown, Dublin on Saturday, January 12. Fiona was comfortably ahead of her nearest challengers and got her indoor season under way in a time of 4: 34. Well done, Fiona.

Leinster Intermediate and Juvenile Cross Country Championships Wins - Jackie Carthy stayed in the leading pack of the Leinster Women's Master Cross Country race on a windy but dry Sunday, January 13, in Gowran, Co. Kilkenny. She finished as first woman in the 045 race in a time of 15: 20 minutes and fourth overall. Congratulations Jackie.

Well done also to Michael Flaherty also did his club proud. He finished in the top 10 of M45 category in a time of 23.33 minutes.

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 our webpage:

Couch to 5k - Is one of your New Year's resolutions to improve your health, fitness and wellbeing. Well, if so Kilmore AC has got you covered. We are delighted to be able to launch a Couch to 5k starting on Tuesday the 15th of Janruary at 7 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds. It would be great to see you come along and improve your fitness.

Upcoming Events - Reminder KAC AGM on Wednesday, January 16, in Kilmore GAA centre at 8 p.m. Registration at 7 p.m. All parents and members current and incoming should attend to facilitate the functioning of our club. January 20 - County Masters, junior and Juvenile XC Relays, Lingstown, Tomhaggard.


Sincere sympathy to Yvonne Whelan on the death of her father recently.


Congratulations to Kate and Bobby Kinsella on the birth of a new baby girl. Congratulations also go to Fiona and Richard Hogan on the birth of their baby girl recently.


Congratulations to Leanne Murphy, Mulrankin on her recent engagement to Ryley Fairfield, California.


The Kilmore ARA Seals team was beaten by Ferns in Ferns in the county league on Tuesday last by 14 points to 10. Team was Margaret Howlin, Tom Dunne, Joe Barry and Noel Howlin.

On Wednesday the 23rd the Seals will be at home to Slaneyside at 2 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre while the Gulls team will be away to Gorey on Thursday the 24th at 3-00 both games in the county league.

Bowlers are reminded that practice is now on Tuesday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre, we would welcome anybody interested in the game to come along without obligation to see how the game is played or to take part.


Operation Transformation

St Martin's GAA are coming on board with Operation Transformation and the GAA for Ireland Lights Up. Every Thursday from January 17 to February 21 our club will be open and lit up for you, your family and friends to come and walk from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All are welcome to come to this event. Please register at the clubhouse on arrival. Any queries contact Jenny Bates at 087 9650738.

Cash Box missing

Please advise if anyone knows the whereabouts of the Cash Box which has been inadvertently removed from the Knockingall Org Centre (Scout and Guide Hall) so it can be returned at earliest possible opportunity.

ARA Club news

Wexford County Fire Service will give a free fire safety in the home presentations to all members of Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club and to anyone in parish who are interested in coming along. Two fire-fighters from your local fire station will come to this meeting, deliver the presentation and answer any questions you may have.

This event will be held on Tuesday, February 5, at 2.30 p.m. in St Martin's GAA Centre organised by ARA Club.

Please come along to this very informative presentation. No charge. There will be a cup of tea afterwards. Talk is open to non-members.

Westport trip - Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club annual Coach Tour to Westport, Staying at Castlecourt four Star hotel, Westport three dbb, 350.00 pp sharing (price locked in before hospitality tax goes up) book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book your place.

Pieta House Talk

Sally Griffiths CEO of Pieta House will come and speak to members and friends on Tuesday, February 19, at the St Martin's GAA Community Centre at 2.45 p.m. Please come along for a very informative talk on mental health.

FOC and cuppa tea afterwards. Open to members and non-members. no charge.

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