Thursday 27 June 2019

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

Ballymore-Mayglass: Thank You - Paddy Rowe would like to thank everyone who helped with the fundraising and those that donated to his charity cycle in August. Paddy and his family are extremely grateful. Esther would be so proud.

Parish council Christmas Draw

Tickets are being sold in the coming weeks for our draw, which takes place on Sunday, December 9, in Ballymore Scout Hall at 10.45. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


The jackpot now stands at €16,600 and there is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn last week were 1, 10, 23 and 24. Many thanks for your continued support.

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.

Women's Shed

The ladies had a very successful outing to Cork on Wednesday last. Despite the weather everyone had a great day's shopping and networking. The Christmas Dinner will take place at Whitford House Hotel on Friday, December 7, before breaking for the Christmas holidays. Meetings will resume in January.

All Blacks AFC

Split-the-pot draw result as follows November 26 winning €244 goes to Martina Moore from our draw in the Halfway Hse. Next week's draw is on in the Coopers Inn, Killinick on December 3. Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund.

The under-11 premier girls took on tombrack today in Casey park and won 3-2. Tombrack were first to score and then added a second goal soon after. Some changes were made and our first goal came when Ciara Murphy, who had just come on put the ball in the back of the net after some great team play. In the second half the girls kept up the momentum and Rachel Nacey got our second goal with a fine finish. They pushed hard for the winning goal and got it through Ciara Murphy with her second goal of the game. Well done to all the girls who played today keep up the good work.

The under-14 boys (and two young ladies) travelled to New Ross but came away with a 5-0 loss. However, great credit to each of the boys as they never gave up from the start to the final whistle. Thanks to Zoe and Kateyln for playing too. This bunch of chaps are a real credit to the club. The under-14 girls premier division All Blacks four New Ross town one.

The girls hosted New Ross in Casey Park and produced an exciting and entertaining game. All Blacks were strong all over the pitch and Kayleigh Nacey opened the scoring when she clinically sent the ball to the back of the net. Our second goal came when Katelyn Boggan ran up to get on the end of a corner sent in by Abigail Clarke and produced an excellent finish. New Ross pulled one back before halftime from a long range shot. In the second half our girls added two more unanswered goals one by Abigail from another fine corner and the last goal of the day was blasted home by Zoe Butler. A great team performance well done to all of the players.

Congratulations to our under-14 player Caitlyn Boggan, who has been selected for the under-15 Wexford Schoolgirls' team for the Gaynor Cup 2019 Season. Well done Caitlyn we are very proud.

St Fintan's Ladies

Our ladies' Club AGM Will take place today, Tuesday, December 4, in the the clubhouse Ballymore at 8 p.m. All players, members, supporters and wider community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Huge congratulations to our own legend and world class goalkeeper Mary Rose Kelly on being awarded Best Female County Football Player at the South East Radio sports awards 2018. Another great achievement and well deserved Mary Rose, hope there will be many more and our great little club is very proud of you.

Congratulations to our under-14 players Abigail Clarke and Aoife Devereux, who have been selected for the under-14 Wexford Squad. Well done girls we are very proud.

Breakfast club

The breakfast club is a service ran within Mayglass school. Its 5hours per week 8.15 a.m. to 9.15 a.m. Monday to Friday. Start date is January 7, anyone interested should have their CVs in by December 5Garda vetting is not required as will need to be vetted for the school.

Underage Football

Four members of the St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island juvenile football team were involved in the Top Oil South Lenister schools juvenile football 'A' during the recent past. Conor Fahy, Kyle Rankin and Evan Cullen were members of the victorious Good Council team while Lee Kelly was a member of their opponents St Peter's. Good Council are the defending champions and judging on this performance in a game played in bitterly cold conditions in Cushionstown will go along way to retaining the title. Well done to all the lads from this area.

Club Dancing Final

The Coast hotel Rosslare was the venue and tickets were hard to come by for a night when the dancers of St Fintan's were set to take on neighbours St Mary's Rosslare in the grand final of strictly club dancing. With the lighting and sound in order MC for the night Dermot Cullen introduced the three judges Marie Gore, James Dobbs and Eilish Cody to the capacity crowd before calling the dancers to the stage for their introduction. The overall result was to be decided with the judges having 20% of the vote and the audience having the remaining 80%.

The dancing finally got under way and what a show we were all treated to with great footwork, spectacular moves during which a bale of straw was even introduced, alas a winner had to be chosen and margins were tight but Brendan Hughes and Fiona Brauneisen took the spoils second Seán O'Reilly and Molly Berry and third Jenny and Philip Balfe.

The night would not have been possible but for the kind sponsorship of King and Co solicitors and club secretary Sharon Pettit for St Fintan's and Roche Logistics group for St Mary's plus the generous sponsorship by the many groups for each dancing couple plus the fabulous support of our audience. A big thank you also to those who prepared the dancers for the night with dance and makeup etc. For the St Fintan's Charlene Breen and her mother Von and for Rosslare dance instructor Rebecca Hadrill, makeup Laura Larkin and Denise Wickham of Occasion Hair for doing the hair.

The St Fintan's club would like to say a big 'Thank You' to all those who helped in any way no matter how small and the money raised will go towards the development of club facilities in Ballymore. As always we depend on your support and for it we are enternally grateful. Cake sale Thanks.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported our annual cake sale and raffle in both Mayglass church on Saturday night and Ballymore church on Sunday morning in aid of the day to day running of our parish. Special thanks also to those who donated such lovely confectionary and to Caroline Whitmore of Rosaleens flowers for the Christmas flower arrangement for our raffle. Results of which are as follows: First prize Finny Kenny, second Billy O'Brien third Greg Smith fourth Anne Mullins fifth Mary and Peter Lyons sixth Eleanor Scallan seventh Caroline Whitmore. Your ongoing loyal support is very much appreciated.

Bargy Vintage Club

The Bargy Vintage club would like to thank all those who support them during the past year, the ladies who provided the food at our tractor run, Bolgers of Ballycogley for providing their yard all our generous sponsors and all those who helped in any way to raise much needed funds for the many local charties which we like to continually support. In excess of €10,000 was raised during the year and the beneficiaries were Wexford Marine watch €6,035, Ballycogley hall development committee €2,000, Tagoat day care centre €2,000, and vouchers for half tonne of coal raffled at the senior citizens christmas party. May we extend a Happy christmas to one and all.


Women's Shed

The ladies had a very successful outing to Cork on Wednesday last. Despite the weather everyone had a great day's shopping and networking. The Christmas Dinner will take place at Whitford House Hotel on Friday, December 7, before breaking for the Christmas holidays. Meetings will resume in January.

Country Music Festival

Next year's southeast country music festival will take place at Killag on Sunday, July 28, with Derek Ryan and band Michael English and band Jimmy Buckley also the Conquerors other artists to be added later Tickets now on sale at €25. Early bird special for the month of December only €20 an ideal Christmas present so get yours now. Children under-16 are free accompanied by paying adult. Tickets available at Murphy's Daybreak Kilmore and Bradys Mace Kilmore Quay. Contact Matty at 086 8227440 For more information see the website Please support this fundraiser for Kilmore and Rathangan Parishs.

Launch of Parish Journal

The Editor and committee of Kilmore Parish Journal invite you to attend the Launch of the 47th. edition of the journal. The Launch will take place in the Stella Maris Community Centre, Kilmore Quay on Friday, December 7, at 8 p.m. This 47th. edition has almost 200 pages of articles and photos relating to the history, traditions, culture and people of Kilmore Parish. It also includes recent events and reports from Community Organisations in the parish. We trust you will enjoy the 47th. edition.

Kilmore AC

Congratulations to Cian Doyle and Senan Murray for competing in the under-16 boys 4000m for Wexford on the National Cross Country Course in Abbotstown. The boys mixed it with the best and can be proud of their performances. Fiona Kehoe was unable to compete in the Senior Women's race due to illness. Full results see Kilmore AC Facebook.

Waterford Half Marathon next weekend - Good luck to Fiona Kehoe and Nicky Foley taking on the 13.1 mile course in Waterford on Saturday 1/12. Fiona was second woman home last year and will be looking to build on that success. Nicky is doing his first half marathon but is in excellently shape and up for the task.

Secondary Schools Cross Country - Good luck to our older juveniles representing their respective schools in Wednesdays Cross Country in Good Counsel. Athletes will be representing Bridgetown College, Loretto Wexford and St Peter's College. Mr Oil County Intermediate Cross Country, Next Weekend Good luck to those competing in the Intermediate Cross Country in Ferns on Sunday. Hopefully we'll get more good results for the club.

Senior Training - Kilmore GAA Grounds at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday. 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 burrow in Kilmore Quay (Sofrimar End) on Sundays 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 or by emailing

Christmas lunch

Kilmore Active Retirement Association members had a most enjoyable Christmas lunch in the Talbot Hotel on Wednesday the 28th.

There was fine turnout of members most of whom contributed items to the social aspect of the day in which John Kenny was as his usual 'best' for the occasion on keyboard and vocals. Everybody went home happy from the events of the afternoon and can now concentrate on a trip to Waterford on Thursday the 6th for the Joe Dolan tribute night in Dooleys hotel.


Kilmore ARA bowlers will have two games in the coming week in the county indoor bowls league,

On Tuesday the 4th the Seals are away to Oulart at 2 p.m. while on Wednesday the 5th the Gulls are at home in the Stella Maris Centre to Ferns at 2 p.m. There will be the usual practice on Tuesday 4th at 7 p.m. in the SMC

Our final games for this year will be a double header on Wednesday, December 19, when New Ross will bring both their teams down to meet the Gulls and the Seals in the Stella Maris Centre at 2 p.m. where both games will commence at 2 p.m.


Disney Magic

The Little Sea Musical Society in association with the KSM Concert Orchestra are presenting their 'Disney Magic and Christmas Classics' concerts with performances also by the KSM Young Voices. There will be three locations, Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre - Thursday, December 6. 8 p.m., St Mary's Hall, Fethard - Friday, December 7. 8 p.m. and Camross Community Hall - Saturday, December 8. 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at or call 089 9765414. Come and join us for a magical night's entertainment. Mulled wine, mince pies and sweets available during the interval. Adm. Adults €14, Children €10 (under-16).

Dancing at Camross

Liam Mannering will have you all dancing the night away at the December dance which will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday December 7, with dancing from 9.30 p.m. to midnight. There will also be a free raffle for all dancers present. Admission is €10 including the tea.

St Garvan's NS notes

Congratulations to our Rising Stars Rackard league Boys' Football team who captured county honours when defeating St Joseph's Corey on Monday last in St Patrick's park Enniscorthy. This was their fourth successive game won in the knockout stages so success was hard earned. After Kevin Waters, Rackard league chairman, presented the cup to joint captains Peter Whitty and Ben O'Toole.

Taghmon ICA

Our last meeting was held on November 21 in the Scout Hall. New member Maureen Roche was welcomed by president Mary Noonan.

Sympathy was extended to the Nash, Fanning, O'Gorman, O'Connor and Fenlon families. Get well wishes to Stella Cullen, who is recovering in hospital, hope she is back with us soon.

Five members had a very enjoyable week end in An Grianan lots of dancing steps practiced, seven members had a great evening at the Federation Bowling competition, Breda Codd won a prize for most improved player. Mary Monaghan was delighted with the Shoe Box appeal, 13 boxes so far.

Taghmon ICA had an impressive stand at the BOI Enterprise town evening in the community centre on 8/11/18.

Guest speaker Cliodhna Connolly, Environmental Officer, Wexford Co. Co. gave an excellent talk highlighting ways we can help protect and improve our environment. Raffle: four Thermo-mugs donated by Cliodhna were won by Kathleen Murray, Maureen Roche. Marie Greene and Mary Monaghan. Competition; nicest pr of slippers, won by Mary Noonan, all slippers donated to Wexford Women's Refuge.

Dates for your diary; December 5, Christmas Dinner in Silver Fox Restaurant. Next Guild meeting Wednesday, December 12, at 7 p.m.(note early start time). Demonstration; Christmas Flower arrangements with Pauline Kehoe. Competition; Nicest Christmas candle.

Family Resource Centre

Santa, Mrs Claus and Giggles the Elf are visiting the FRC. On Thursday, December 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is €2 per child to see Santa

Stories and Yarns of Life in Taghmon - Anyone, who is interested in a project to record some stories and yarns about life in Taghmon past and present come to the Family Resource Centre on Thursday mornings at 10.30 a.m. This project will be facilitated by the Author Cat Hogan over a number of weeks.

Parent Baby and Toddler Morning - The group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. There will be toys and activities for the children and refreshments for all.

Taghmon Camross GAA

Well done to the Taghmon Caroreigh Rising Star Footballers, who won their recent Rackard League Final against Gorey.

The club's racenight takes place this Friday, December 7, starting at 8 p.m., and promises to be a great night out. Liam Spratt will be the MC on the night, there will be a tote betting system for the races, an auction race and the bar will be open so get there early and get a good seat close to the action.

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