Tuesday 12 December 2017

Around the Districts: Ballymore/Mayglass, Our Lady's Island, Rathangan/Cleariestown and Tagoat

GAA Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €8,400 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8pm and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match three prize of €300 up for grabs each week. Last week's numbers were 6,14,17,30. Many thanks for your continued support.

Coffee/Cake Sale

A fundraising coffee morning and cake sale in aid of the Kidney Association will be held at the home of Frank and Kitty Goldsmith on Saturday October 3rd from 11am-1pm . Please support.

Club Text Service

All information regarding upcoming St.Fintans Rose fundraising events will be communicated here as well as club social media and club text.

If you wish to add your name to the club text service simply text 086 1787498.

Keep up to date on facebook at "Official St.Fintans GAA" and follow us on twitter @OfficialFintans.

County Final

The St Fintans u-14 ladies in the replay of their County final on Wednesday September 30th in Patricks park Enniscorthy at 7.30pm please come along to support these young stars.

Underage GAA

The minor footballers of St.Fintans/Our Ladys Island will play their County Semi Final this coming Saturday 3rd October. At time of going to press the game was down for 12.30pm in St.Patricks Park Enniscorthy yet this could change so please check sports pages and fixture listing for details.

The u14 hurlers travelled to Blackwater on Saturday last to contest the Division 4 County Final V Buffers Alley.

A game of two halves saw the Buffers Alley side really come into their own in the second half coming out as worthy winners on the final whistle. OLI/St.Fintans boys played some really good solid hurling but just could not match the strength of a really strong Buffers Alley side.

The support for the boys on the day was very strong with plenty of supporters on the sideline. Well done boys on reaching the County Final, you have done your clubs and families proud on a very successful season and we all look forward to seeing ye back in action in 2016.

I.C.A. guild

The local Killinick ICA guild held its first meeting following the summer recess during the recent past with president Mary Quirke and thirteen fellow members present. A federation meeting will be held in Oylegate on September 28th. The womens refuge thanked the guild for its donations and members are reminded to continue to support the group. The competition winner was Mary Sinnott second Mary Fenlon and joint third Aine Sheeran and Mary Quirke.

The competition for the next meeting is for the best homemade Blackberry and Apple jam. The hostesses for the night were Teresa Pettit and Chris Berney and Aine Sheeran and Mary Sinnott will host the next meeting on October 5th.

St Fintans Rose

As the on field activities come to an end all focus now turns to the impending battle for the St.Fintans Rose crown.

With the line up of all male Roses now almost complete and the date set for the Grand Finale night in Danby Lodge Hotel on Saturday November 14th there will be a few different fundraising events over the coming weeks which the Roses hope you can support.

The Roses are presently perfecting their "talents" aswell as planning out their evening wear and swimwear costumes.

All monies raised through the St.Fintans Rose campaign will go towards the planned redevelopment of the clubhouse in Ballymore. Over the next 4 or 5 weeks we will be introducing you to the full line up of Roses here in the local notes.

Remember you can also follow all the Roses news and gossip on the club facebook page "Official St.Fintans G.A.A."

Miss Tenacre's car boot sale

As part of the St.Fintans Rose event Miss Tenacre Rose (Darragh Wright) is currently looking for any household items you no longer have use for which can be sold at Car Boot Sale. Old pictures, mirrors, kitchenware, crockery, delph, old jugs , lamps etc etc can be donated by contacting Shane on 086 8139925 or Darragh on 085 1072449.

Forever Fit

Dancefit/Bodytone Classes in Ballycogley continues on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. Also 'Forever Active over 55's' ~ Mondays at 11.30 a.m. a more gentle exercise class to music.

Kilmore Hall Classes: New-Tuesdays at 9.40 a.m and Thursday at 7.30pm. Forever Active Tuesday at 2.00 p.m. All 'pay as you go' Join in any time. All Welcome. Call Amanda Burke 0879713339 for info.

Mayglass School

The Parents Association of St. Fintans NS, Mayglass are holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 30th September at 8.30pm in the school. All are welcome.

Junior A Hurling

Kilmore was the venue for the local derby on Sunday morning where St.Fintans met St.Martins in the Junior A Hurling quarter final. With the sun shining down on events both teams got stuck into the action from the first whistle.

With the opening point coming from Shane Sinnott(Mayglass) the Fintans lads settled well in the first 20 mins with a couple pointed frees coming from Jim Rossiter and club stalwarts John William Rowe and Niall Murphy putting in plenty hard tackles.

With 10 minutes left in the first half Frank Staples received a red card for a faceguard pull which turned the game for St.Martins with the Piercestown men putting over a few fines scores before the half time whistle. Score at half time 0-7 to 0-6 to St.Martins.

The first 10 minutes of the 2nd half saw St.Martins score five unanswered points. St.Fintans made three substitutions to try freshen it up but to no avail with St.Martins taking advantage of the extra man. The end score 1-16 to 8 points sees an end to the season for St.Fintans hurlers.

With a few players missing off the hurling field this year the Winter hopefully will give the Ballymore/Mayglass men an opportunity to regroup and refocus for the 2016 season.

Tomhaggard group Agm

The AGM of Tomhaggard community development group (Social Centre) will take place in Tomhaggard on 1st October at 7.30pm. All are welcome


Meetings have resumed for all sections as follows Beavers (6-8) Saturday 10-11.30, Cubs (9-11), Scouts (12-15), Ventures (15-18) Wednesday 7-8.30 in Tomhaggard social centre.

Upcoming events: Scouts and Ventures have Blackstairs Challenge, Beavers have hike and treasure hunt in the Raven. Thanks to a training grant received over the summer all leaders will be undertaking courses over the next two months.

Women's Shed

Meetings continue in Tomhaggard social centre on Mondays from 10am to 1pm, admission €5 towards costs.

The Shed has Furniture upholstery demonstration on 5th October. The Creative Writing group has started, meeting monthly. Anyone interested in taking part in a Book Club?? Hoping to start a club shortly.

The book swap facility is up and running. Why not come along and check out the Shed. Tea and coffee on the go all morning combined with friendly chat.


Ballycogley Players are busy rehearsing their three One Act Comedies which will be presented in St Michaels during Opera Festival. Details later.

The group celebrate 40 years of drama with a function in Danby Lodge Hotel on November 6th and would like current, former members and supporters to come along. Details from Rachel 0876408579, Trish 0876733575, Nick 0872605506.

Let's Dance

Dance classes are starting in the Danby Lodge Hotel on October 6th with Siobhean Busher as tutor. All dances will be catered for Jive,Waltz,Quick step etc with lessons commencing at 8pm-10.30pm and each lesson will cost €5.

For further information please contact Ber (Kelly)Cullen on 087 9162855 or Lorraine Rankin on 087 7632305 or just turn up on the night.

All Blacks

The u-10 girls of the All Blacks AFC got their season under way with a trip to neighbours Forth Celtic and the short trip was a successful one. Well done girls.

All Ireland Success

Congratulations to Sean Treacy his partner Cherryl and their daughter Amelia of Paradise Tomhaggard on winning the FBD National Farmyard Award.

It was great to see the family rewarded for the many years of hard work and investment which has made the farm in its entirety a safe and perfect environment in which to carry out everyday duties. Congratulations to one and all.

Our Lady's Island

Knitting Club

Tacumshane Knitting Group will resume on Monday, 5th October at 7p.m. in the Old School. All are welcome. For more information contact Kitty at 9131421 or Frances at 9131638.

Operation Transformation

The 12- week Operation Transformation Programme continues at Tacumshane Old School. Weekly weigh in every Tuesday from 7pm followed by motivation talk at 7.30pm.

Individual and group walking and exercise. All the support you need to get in shape for Christmas. Registration €10 and €4 weekly. New members welcome at any stage! All Proceeds in aid of Tacumshane Old School Development.

Parish Gift Shop

Open before and after Sunday Mass 10.30 to 12 noon, with a wide variety of gifts, cards and Mass Intention Cards for all occasions. Now in stock 2016 Our Lady's Island Calendar.

Páistí Beaga News

This week the children at Páistí Beaga were learning all about their homes and where they are from. We made our homes and we painted our Wexford flags. We also had special visitors on Friday, with a visit from some lovely pheasants and very well behaved dogs who showed us some amazing tricks.

Our After-school Service got off to a great start with lots of plans already in place for some great projects to work on for the upcoming weeks. Minecraft, that's all we have to say!.

Páistí Beaga Ltd is a not-for-profit early childhood community service in Our Lady's Island, and we will be holding some fund-raising events in the upcoming months.

Here are some Páistí Beaga dates for your calendar: Cake Sale-25th October. Páistí Beaga Children's Halloween Camp-27th, 28th and 29th October. Zombie Halloween family run and children's disco-31st October 31st Christmas Market-6th December.

Fun Run

There will be a Colour Dash event in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association on Sunday next, 4th October starting and finishing outside Kilmore N.S. Its a 4-km fun run open to all ages. Registration at 10am.

There will also be refreshments, raffleand face painting on the day. For more information check their facebook page 'Kilmore Colour Dash for MND' or email

Rathangan/ Cleariestown


If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to

At the latest all notes must be received by 10am on Friday morning.

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €8,100. The winning numbers were 6,14,17,30. Congratulations to the four match 3 winner's who each received €75. The match three winners were Yvonne Winters, Claire Nolan, F. Molyneux, Enda Sinnott.

The next jackpot stands at €8,400 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 29th September at 8.30pm.

DAAG Meeting

A meeting of Duncormick Area Action Group will be held in John Sinnott's onWednesday September 30th at 8.30pm. New members welcome.

Christmas Fair

The Annual Christmas Fair held for the past number of years in Rathangan Hall will not take place this year. We would like to thank all the traders and everyone who supported the fair over the years.


As previously announced the system for the payment of new graves in Rathangan Cemetery has changed, the payment will now be handled by the funeral undertaker's who will include the price on their invoice.

The prices which were agreed by the parish council in 2006 remain unchanged (Single €150, Double €300, Treble €450). Graves may be pre bought but the price per grave doubles (Single €300, Double €600, Treble €900)

The facility to pre-buy graves is available only to parishioners, former parishioners and their immediate families. Pre bought graves will only be allocated in rotation and must be kerbed within Six Months of purchase otherwise the plot reverts back to the parish with the payment non-refundable.

The payment of pre bought graves will be handled by the parish council, All queries will be dealt with by the secretary Martina Furlong (051-563262, 086-3509600


Tonight Tuesday 29th September the U16 Boys play in their Football Championship Final against HWH Bunclody at 7.30pm in St. Patrick's Park. Come along & support our Boys on Tuesday Evening & Bring the Flags!

Sunday 4th of October: Junior A Men Football Championship Co. Semi-Final, St. Anne's v Gusserane-O'Rahilly's at 1pm in Clongeen

Ladies Football/Camogie

Dates for your diary: Presentation Night-Friday 16th of October in Cleariestown Community Centre at 7pm; AGM-Friday 6th of November in the Clubhouse at 8pm

Coiste na nÓg

Upcoming events: Presentation Night-Friday 30th of October in the Temple Bar, Rathangan at 7.30pm; AGM -Friday 27th of November in the Clubhouse at 8pm.

Table Quiz

Duncormick Area Action Group and Tidy Towns Committee will hold a table quiz in Sinnott's Pub on Wed Oct 7th at 9pm. Tables €20. Refreshments served. Proceeds in aid of river walk development.

Community Alert

The text alert is now active. Be aware & text! Signs are visible around the areas. Over the next few weeks you will receive a text of welcome as a registered member. Sorry about the delay. Watch notes and texts for updates.


Bingo will be held in Rathangan Hall on Sunday 11th October beginning at 2.30pm. Prize fund €1200. We are asking for the support of the people of the parish for the bingo and all other parish fundraising events.


We extend sincere sympathy to the family of Andy Cullen, Rathangan who died during the week. Also to Sadie Berry, Scar on the death of her sister Bridie McEvoy Nee O' Loughlin. Also to Louis Roche, Levitstown on the death of her brother Tom Harpur, Foulksmills. May they all Rest In Peace.

Tomhaggard group Agm

The AGM of Tomhaggard community development group (Social Centre) will take place in Tomhaggard on 1st October at 7.30pm. All are welcome


Fun Fashion Show

We would like to thank everyone who made our Fun Fashion show last Thursday night such a success. A big thank you to all our volunteers, models, our MC Jean and especially to Geraldine and Mairead for all their work in preparing for the night.

We would also like to send our appreciation to Mark and all the staff at the Hotel Rosslare for the use of their premises and all the help on the night.

And last but not least we would like to express our gratitude to everyone who attended on the night, it was you that made the show fabulous!

Operation Transformation

It's back and everyone is raring to go with the summer over! We meet in the Community Hall in Tagoat at 7:30 every Thursday. Whatever your goal (Weight loss, fitness or just a bit of fun) we can help you get there.


Our parents and toddlers meet in the Community Hall in Tagoat every Tuesday morning from 10 am till 12 noon. New members welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday

Wexford People

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