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Monday 22 April 2019

Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Murrintown

Robbie Foley, Eimear Carroll, Ella Browne, Paul Browne and Ruby Reynolds enjoying a day at the Wexford Races in Bettyville
Robbie Foley, Eimear Carroll, Ella Browne, Paul Browne and Ruby Reynolds enjoying a day at the Wexford Races in Bettyville

Ballymore-Mayglass. Parish council AGM. The AGM of the Ballymore-Mayglass parish council will be held in the Scout Hall, Ballymore on Wednesday, April 10, at 8 p.m. We would be delighted to get new members to help us. All welcome to attend.

Ladies' Football

Ladies now that the longer evening's are here and you feel like getting out and about a bit more. How about joining our Gaelic four Mothers and Others team. Anyone over 25 can join. No experience necessary, it's non-competitive and lots of fun is guaranteed. If you are interested or need more information please contact Anna Marie Redmond at 086 8613353.

Two very talented St Fintan's ladies took to the stage in the Wexford LGFA all stars talent show, Katie Wright sang candy in the first half followed by Niamh Murphy singing where only the rivers run, in the second half, the two girls sang beautifully and did our little club proud. Winners on the night were decided by public votes and a judges vote, Katie being picked by the judges will now go through to the final on Friday, April 19, in the Ferrycarraig hotel well done Katie, unfortunately in a shock decision Niamh didn't make the final but none the less was a winner to all her supporters on the night well done Niamh. All support for Katie on the night of the final will be greatly appreciated.

Mayglass National School

Well done to the boys and girls' teams from Mayglass NS who took part in the Spar 5-a-aside competition at ferrycarraig in the recent past. All team members played great football and represented their school, club and parish with pride. Our boys' team narrowly missed out on a spot in the final while our two girls' teams were forced to play each other in the preliminary round. Unfortunately only one team could progress to the final where they then played Castlebridge in a thriller. Mayglass proved too strong however and claimed top spot on the day by a 3-0 scoreline.

We look forward to a county final in the coming weeks and hopefully we can reclaim our county and Leinster titles from last year and with some luck make it back to the Aviva Stadium again this year. Good luck to all 16 girls on our extended panel, lots of training and hard work ahead.

Ballycogley Players

With just a under a week to our first performance of 'Same Old Moon' please take note of our venues and dates: Sunday, April 7, St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea, Friday, April 12, Our Lady's Island Community Centre, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 18, 19, and 20, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets for our nights in both Fethard and Our Lady's Island will at the door on the night (€10) and bookings for our nights in the National Opera House are available by booking online nationaloperahouse.ie or by phoning the box office 053 9122144.

Synopsis of the play: From age nine into her forties, Brenda is seen through the eyes of her eccentric and sometimes fiery family, particularly her willfully self descriptive father and her put upon and sometimes hot tempered mum. Hilarious scrapes erupt when Brenda's imagination and intelligence bump against the restrictions of Irish and English customs and society.

The play is a captivating and non-uncritical look at family life that features some wonderful roles. This year's cast (which involves both our old stalwarts and new members) look forward to your support with this production.

Defibrillator Training

Ger Carthy will hold a Defibrillator Training Day on Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre. The course will take four hours to complete and numbers are limited. To book a place please contact Breda at 087 6858480 or any committee member. Now that there's a Unit in the village it is important that a number of people are trained in use of equipment to maximize benefits to the community.

Thank You

Ballycogley Hall Development Committee would like to thank everybody who supported our coffee morning. All money raised from both the donations and raffle will go towards the development fund. Raffle Prize winners: Mairead Mullins, Kathleen Banville, Alan Berry, Liam Walsh, Maria Murray, Breda Rowe, Mary Sinnott and Sharon Pettitt. Congratulations to all.

All Blacks AFC

Important Notice for under-12 boys. Please note that there will be no Monday night training for the remainder of the season as GAA has started. We will continue to train as normal on Wednesday evenings 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. as normal.

Under-14 Wexford Schoolboys League - Shelbourne 0 All Blacks 0 - Super result from the boys and girls against the league leaders very unlucky not to get all three points. Great football was played the brilliant thing that everyone noticed today is how hard this group worked together all 11 worked none stop. Everyone of them could have got Player of the match but that went to Kathlyn Boggan. Like to say welcome to Evan Rossiter, who played his first game today and as always thanks to the two girls (Kathlyn and Zoe). Well Done all again it was brilliant to watch and see the difference from first game of season.

Congratulations to Presentation under-17 soccer team with our four girls Zoe, Abbi, Keala and Aoife, who had a 2-1 victory over @lorbalnews today in a great game. (Katie Law ⚽️ Sarah O'Donoghue⚽️) The girls now qualify for the Leinster League semi-final v Leo's Carlow. Well done, girls.

Well done to the boys and girls of Mayglass NS, many who play their football with us, that competed in the Spar 5-a-aside in Ferrycarrig Park. All the teams gave fantastic displays throughout the day, again our girls' team won through in there section and now look forward to the County Finals. Well done, all.

Mayglass Aldi Play Rugby update.

Many thanks to all of the parents, children extended families and people of the parish who have helped us to collect our Aldi Play Rugby stickers.

We have exceeded all expectations in our quest for sticker collection. We are now starting to fill our FIFTH poster of 300 stickers which for a school our size is phenomenal, well done Ballymore-Mayglass parish. The more we enter, the more chances we have of winning the super first prize of €50,000.

So keep the stickers coming for the month of March and let's enter as often as we can. The competition runs till April 7 For our efforts so far we will receive a new kit bag, a set of four rugby balls, bibs and a set of drink bottles which will all go to good use. As a little maths challenge, see can you calculate how much we have spent in Aldi so far. Each sticker is worth €30. Each poster holds 300 stickers. So far we have completed four posters. You do the maths. Many thanks for your continued support.

Easter Walk/Egg Hunt

Mark it in the diary: Easter Sunday morning there will be a fundraising fun walk/run in St Fintan's Clubgrounds at 11 a.m. followed by a fun Easter Egg Hunt for all the children. More details to follow closer to the date.

Model County Tickets

CLG Loch Garman Club and county draw 2019 tickets, better known as Model County tickets, are now available to buy through St Fintan's GAA Club. Draw dates are May 1, May 29 and June 26.

Each month's draw will have a top prize of a new car to the value of €16,000 with another 49 prizes each month ranging from Pettitt's SuperValu voucher of €1,500 and €750, Top Oil Voucher, Glen Fuel voucher, hotel vouchers, Monart Spa voucher and various cash prizes.

Tickets are €50 for the three draws which can be paid in one payment or three monthly payments of €20, €20 and €10.

Ticket sellers will be out and about in the coming weeks and your support as ever is very much appreciated. These tickets provide a vital annual income for your local GAA Club and this year more than ever with so much significant club developments under way.

Lotto

The jackpot now stands at €3,400. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 14, 22, 32 and 34..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.

The Killinick Project.

The Killinick Project in association with Kiely's Centra have carried out a short community survey. All the completed survey forms will be opened following the closer date of April 1 We felt that it was important moving forward to get the views and input from our local community.

The prospect of several grant receipts and other funding through Wexford County Council and other agencies in association with our local councillor's makes it is imperative that we know what is required by our community in order to grow, improve and enhance the village. We would like to thank Kiely's Centra and look forward to receiving your suggestions and views.

St Fintan's

The St Fintan's adult football team took on Naomh Eanna in an all county football league div.2 game played in Ballymore during the recent past with both sides missing many regulars. Though the standard of football was poor both teams would have used the game in preparation for the upcoming championship. The final scoreline of 0-10 to 0-03 in favour of Naomh Eanna was just about a true reflection of how the game played out.

Under-17 Hurling

During the recent past Crossfinn Gaels played two games in the Wexford People under-17 hurling Roinn one South championship. In its first game the 'Gaels' took on Oylegate-Glenbrien and took the spoils on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-06 but suffered a 0-13 to 2-06 defeat to St Anne's in its second game. Keep up the good work all.

Murrintown

Split-the-pot

The winner of €640 in the last draw was Billy Keane, who bought his lucky ticket in Murrintown Credit Union. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo.

Community centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon - 086 1943527.

Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The centre also has facilities for squash, badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.

Micheál Martin visit

Leader of Fianna Fail, Micheál Martin TD will visit the parish on Thursday April 4 for the launch of Lisa McDonald's local elections campaign. He will also attend a meeting in Murrintown Community Centre at 8.30 p.m.

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