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Friday 23 August 2019

Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Kilmore, Piercestown, Taghmon-Camross

Ballymore-Mayglass: Mayglass Cemetery Upkeep A meeting is taking place in Mayglass cemetery on Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. in order to get the cemetery ready for the patron. Anyone, who is willing to give some time to help will be much appreciated. Please bring some garden equipment if possible.

Annual barbecue

The Bargy Vintage Club will host our annual barbecue in the Coopers Inn on Saturday, July 13, next. Starting at 6.30 p.m. till late. As usual we will have lots of tasty barbecue food with a variety of good music which will be provided by Tom and Michelle Murphy, the Murphy Brothers and the well renowned and very popular Point Blank.

All money raised from our barbecue will be divided between St Fintan's GAA Club and the refurbishment of Ballycogley Hall, both organisations are doing trojan work in our parish something which we should all feel very proud of and very worthy of your support. We will also have lots of spot prizes on the night and anyone who wishes to sponsor a prize please call 086 2550704. Tickets will be available from all our club members. Here's looking forward to seeing you all there on the night.

Annual Patron

The patron will be held in Ballymore Cemetery on Thursday, August 8, at 7.30 p.m. and in Mayglass on Friday, August 9, at 7.30 p.m.

Lotto

The jackpot now stands at €3,000. And the previous jackpot of €4,800 was won by Eamonn Byrne and congratulations Eamonn. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Jenny Rowe and Lee O'Shea shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 4, 7, 12 and 16..Thanks for your 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.

Training Gear

Pettitt's SuperValu will present GAA clubs with bibs and training gear at the end of the year and to avail of this most generous offer we are asked when shopping in the supermarket to place a leaflet which you will receive when paying for the goods in a box bearing the name St Fintan's which is placed close to the exit door. This gear is for the nursery group of players (4-6 years) and we ask once again for your support. Many thanks.

GAA Nursery

The St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island nursery programme continues each Wednesday evening at 6.30 p.m. The evenings cater for girls and boys four- to six-year-old and will involve coaching in the basic skills of hurling, camogie and football so why not come along and enjoy these fun games and activities. The programme is as follows Ballymore July 10, Carne pitch July 17 and so on each evening at 6.30 p.m.

Club and County Draw

The third in the series of three draws of the CLG Loch Gorman Club and county fundraising programme for 2019 was held during the recent past and yet again the supporters of St Fintan's failed to win a prize. The club would once again like to thank you all for your continued and most generous support and heres to better luck in the future.

Welcome Home

A large crowd of supporters gathered at Innovate Wexford Park on Monday evening to welcome home the three victorious Wexford teams each winning a Leinster title on the same weekend. The minor and senior hurling teams won their titles in Croke park while the ladies' football team won its TG four intermediate title in Carlow. The St Fintan's club had great reason to celebrate as its star player Mary Rose Kelly was captain and goal keeper with the victorious ladies' team. We send our best wishes to all three teams in their quest to win an all-Ireland title. Loch Gorman Abu.

All Blacks AFC

All Blacks AFC are looking to fill a number of voluntary positions so we would be grateful if you could share this with people you feel may be able to assist. The positions are Schoolboys secretary, Schoolgirls/Ladies secretary, Men's secretary and General secretary. These are fulfilling roles that will not require too much time but are essential to the continued successful running of the club. Interested parties can contact club chairman Aidan Furlong at 086 8730943. Congratulations to the U - 15 Gaynor Cup team on winning the Bowl in Limerick in the recent past. Our own Ciara Payne and Katelyn Boggan played invaluable roles throughout the campaign... well done to Philip McGrath and his coaching team.

Kilmore Scouts

Scouts took part in the annual Seafood Festival Parade on Thur last.

Meetings have finished up for the summer with Progression and Skills awards presented at end of year party. After a short break our shield team will continue training for the all-Ireland Phoenix Scoutcraft Competition in Cork in August.

Women's Shed

16 ladies enjoyed a great day out in Cobh and Fota Wildlife Park last week. The mixed weather didn't dampen their enjoyment. Meetings will finish up for summer on Monday, July 15, and will recommence in September.

Community Drama Project

The four-week workshop is progressing well with script writing under way. There'll be three pieces devised, written and rehearsed by the group which will be performed during the St Anne's Novena.

GAA Cúl Camps

The St Fintan's GAA Club will be hosting a GAA Cúl Camp this year in August and if you haven't already done so there is still time to register at this link kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/. A wonderful week of GAA and fun for boys and girls.

Kilmore

Kilmore Scouts

Scouts took part in the annual Seafood Festival Parade on Thursday last.

Meetings have finished up for the summer with Progression and Skills awards presented at end of year party.

After a short break our shield team will continue training for the all-Ireland Phoenix Scoutcraft Competition in Cork in August.

Women's Shed

16 ladies enjoyed a great day out in Cobh and Fota Wildlife Park last week. The mixed weather didn't dampen their enjoyment. Meetings will finish up for summer on Monday, July 15, and will recommence in September.

Community Drama Project

The four-week workshop is progressing well with script writing under way. There'll be three pieces devised, written and rehearsed by the group which will be performed during the St Anne's Novena.

Bridgetown Information/IT Centre

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.

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.

Kilmore Scope

AOH Hall, Bridgetown is available for meetings, events, or group activities. €10 per hour. To make a booking please ring 053 9175523 or email bicinfo18@gmail.com. The office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon - Wed.

Please note the Bridgetown Information Centre in the AOH Hall will be closed for one week commencing July 15, will reopen on Monday, July 22. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Leanne Murphy, daughter of Assumpta and Ryley Fairfield, California, son of Bob and Linda who were married recently in California. We wish this lovely couple many happy years of married life.

Piercestown

ARA Club news

The group is heading to Westport in August for four days of fun and craic at the Castlecourt Hotel, Castlebar, Co Mayo. Currently the tour is fully booked. Final Payments to be made on Wednesday, July 17, at 7.30 in St Martin's Centre Piercestown.

Non-members reminded to obtain own insurance cover for the trip. Any queries please contact Ann at 087 6677411.

Your news

Please forward notes for the paper to peadar.dempsey57@gmail.com.

Taghmon-Camross

Caroreigh field day - Date Change

Please note - The Caroreigh field day will now be held on Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m. instead of Sunday the 28th as our hurlers will be competing in all-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park on that date and a large number of our supporters and volunteers will be travelling to support them. More details on our field day next week.

Draw results

There was no winner of the jackpot. Next week's jackpot €475. Winner of 50/50: Josie Colfer €86. Free Book: Mag Whitty and Lisa Cleary.

Community Games

Well done to all our athletes who took part in the county athletics finals last Sunday in Enniscorthy. 28 children took part winning 17 medals, three gold, five silver, four bronze and one set of silver relay medals. Orla Kelly - long jump, Danny Peiro Doyle - ball throw and Ben O'Toole - 100m won gold. Olivia Ryder, Kayleigh Butler, Róisín Reville, Alex O'Keeffe and Caoimhe Reville won silver. Grainne Kelly, Bobby Jo Pitt, Chloe O'Toole and Andrea O'Keeffe won bronze. The members of our relay team who won silver medals were Megan Sinnott, Chloe Goff, Róisín Reville, Grainne Kelly and Marie-Rose Banville. Others, who took part were - Will Reville, Aideen Monaghan, Amelia Doyle, Layla Rose Bourke, Darragh Goff, Jake Murphy, Luke Banville, Emma Creane, Cian Doyle, Elena Doyle, Hazel O'Keeffe, John Pitt, Eoin Rice.

Thanks to all the parents who helped out on the day. Orla, Danny and Ben now go on to represent Taghmon and Wexford at the national finals in university of Limerick in August. Congratulations.

Wexford People

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