Sunday 15 December 2019

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

Margaret Nunn, Janice Conroy, Annette Ryan, Ann Slaven, Cllr Michael Sheehan, Jimmy McEneany, Damian Quigley and Marie Doyle at the coffee morning in the VTOS centre
Margaret Nunn, Janice Conroy, Annette Ryan, Ann Slaven, Cllr Michael Sheehan, Jimmy McEneany, Damian Quigley and Marie Doyle at the coffee morning in the VTOS centre

Ballymore-Mayglass: The Killinick Project - Wexford County Council Environmental Department has awarded the Killinick Project new Trees for our village. Applied for in October 2018 as part of an overall plan to enhance the village, the six trees are evergreen and include three holly trees to be planted in pots in the village area and we hope to get sponsorship for the pots.

The Trees will be planted in association with a planned clean-up project in March-April 2019.

We are delighted to have received the trees, working closely with Cliona Connolly in Wexford County Council, who is also assisting us with clean-up utensils and a plan on how to maintain and improve our natural environment so that all the community can enjoy it.

Art class

Are you interested in learning/improving your Watercolor painting skills? Classes on in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., run in six-week modules. The tutor is well known local artist Maria Murphy and the class has been ongoing for the past three years. For details contact Maria at 086 3848364.


Are you winter Ready? Thanks to a donation of timber from Karen and Mick Doyle Kilmore Scouts are selling kindling at Tomhaggard Social Centre €2 per bag. Available Mon 10-1, Wed 7-8.30 Sat 10-11.30 or when centre is open. Proceeds in aid of Scout funds.


There's a six-week pilates course starting in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Wednesday, February 6, at 10 a.m. Cost €20 for the course due to Grant aid. There are a few places available. To book a place or get details contact Mary at 085 7768638.


The jackpot now stands at €18,000 and there is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Pat Whitmore and Denice Wright shared in this prize. The numbers drawn last week were 4, 14, 25 and 31.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. Sharon will also be taking lotto subscriptions at Sundays Family Fun walk this Sunday.

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.

Anniversary Dinner

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

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

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.

All Blacks AFC

The club wishes Seren Ward the very best in her new football adventure in the under-17 League of Ireland with the Wexford Youths squad. Split-the-pot draw result January 28 prize as follows. Winner Catherine Bridges prize €225. Congratulations, Catherine. The.

Next draw is in the Greenacres Pub, Tomhaggard on February 4.

Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund. We would love to hear from any ladies interested in playing with our ladies' team. We also would love to welcome any new players interested in playing with our under-14 boys' team. Both the ladies and under-14 boys train on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. so feel free to come down to the All Blacks on Tuesdays if interested.

The under-14 boys' team played host to Ferns in blustery conditions. This was probably the lads (and girls) best performance of the season and they were unlucky not to take all three points in a 2-2 draw. Each and every one of the squad battled hard and never gave up. Eoin Kehoe scored both goals for the All Blacks. Big thanks to Zoe, Cora and Katelyn for playing with the boys. All three girls were excellent as were each and every one of the chaps. Well done to all.

Family Fun Walk

A big 'thank you' to all those that supported the first St Fintan's fundraising family walk/run of 2019. In ideal conditions the event took place at the club grounds in Ballymore and those supporting were treated to a 'cuppa'in the scout hall afterwards. The money raised will go towards the current clubs developments.

Tit Bits

Congratulations to Jamie Codd on riding two winners at the recent point to point meeting in Downpatrick, Jamie was returning after an enforced absence due to injury. The Ballycogley Players drama group received a grant of €18,308.90 for arts and cultural projects and developments from Wexford Local Development. Killinick lady Mary Forde won the runners-up prize in the Wexford peoples paper quiz of the year.


The local area was deep in shock and sadness during the recent past with the sudden passing of two young and respected gentlemen. Deepest sympathy is extended to the Carr family Tenacre on the death of Kevin a very talented, popular and respected man.

To the Goff family Kilrane on the death of Barry in England. In his youth Barry was involved on the GAA scene with St Mary's Rosslare and was also a talented actor winning individual awards on the circuit with the Ballycogley players. May they rest in peace.


Another focal point of the parish disappeared during the past week, shop and filling station in Ballycogley a business run by Bernie and Andy Foley. The nearest post offices are in Killinick and Bridgetown and should you need to post a letter you may travel to one or the other of these. The closer of the post office was forced under a reconstructuring scheme.

The loss of these will be sorely missed by those of us unable to speak to a machine as Bernie was always on hand to advise and help with the filling of forms etc which offset that problem. Bernie and Andy you will be sorely missed and we wish you and your family good health and happiness in your retirement.

Drama Technical Skills

Are you interested in learning all aspects of Lighting, Sound, Set Building or Backstage skills in amateur drama? Ballycogley Players are busy rehearsing Comedy Play Same Old Moon which will be performed at the end of March - April. They are looking for help in all technical areas.

This is a great opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes and work with an established successful drama group. For details contact 087 6858480.


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.

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

Watercolour classes

Places are available in the watercolour class wgich takes place every Thursday evening in Murrintown community centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Phone Maria at 086 3848364 for details.

Lotto syndicate winners

Stanley McDonald €100. Alison Hearne €100

Community centre library

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.

CE worker vacancy

We are currently looking to hire a CE Worker for Murrintown Community Centre. For more information please contact Colette Kennedy (CE Supervisor) at 051 563038 or email

Operation Transformation

St Martin's GAA are coming on board with Operation Transformation and the GAA for Ireland Lights Up. Every Thursday until 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.

We want everyone to come and join for Ireland Lights Up 2019. All are welcome to come to this event. Please register at the clubhouse on arrival. Any queries contact Jenny Bates at 087 9650738.

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.

Our Lady's Island

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga with Eileen Rowe continues every Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Butler's Lounge, St Iver's, suitable for all ages and abilities.

Healing Mass

Healing Mass with blessing of the sick will be celebrated in Our Lady's Island Church this Wednesday, February 6, at 3 p.m.

Seniors AGM

OLI/Tacumshane senior citizens committee will hold their annual general meeting on Wednesday, February 13, in the community centre at 8 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to join our committee for the seniors of the parish. If anyone is interested please come along to the meeting.

ICA Guild news

The monthly meeting of Lady's Island ICA will take place on Monday, February 11, at 7.30 p.m. in the Parochial House Conservatory.


Congratulations to Michael Griffin on winning €100 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes are available in O'Doherty's and now also availabe in the Men's Shed before Mass on Sunday mornings. Draw will takes place in Parochial House. Conservatory after Sunday Mass


Our Lady's Island GAA Club weekly bingo continues each Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Butler's. Jjackpot now stands at €700.

GAA lotto

With no jackpot winner last week, tonight's lotto jackpot stands at a cool €18,000. Congratulations to Sarah and Kacey Rooney (seller Keith Rooney), Angela Meyler (seller Suzanne Ellard), Audrey Devereux (seller Eamon Devereus) on sharing the match-three prize. Get your ticket weekly from members or at local business outlets

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