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Saturday 16 November 2019

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

Ballymore-Mayglass: St Fintan's AGM - St Fintan's Club AGM will take place on Friday, November 29, in the clubhouse at 8pm.

Nominations for club officers along with motions for consideration should be emailed to club secretary no later than November 18. Email secretary.stfintans.wexford@gaa.ie.

Euromillions syndicate

St Fintan's euro millions syndicate is now closed. The club wishes to thank everyone who signed up to the syndicate. A quick pick ticket was purchased for the first draw last week and these numbers will be the syndicate numbers for the full year. A syndicate group text has now been set up and anyone who has bought into the syndicate should have received a text detailing the syndicate numbers.

If for some reason you joined the syndicate and have not received a text please contact your syndicate seller. The syndicate will play in the twice weekly draw with lots of fingers and toes crossed for the big win.

1969 remembered

It is 50 years since St Fintan's GAA Club reached three county finals in the one season; Junior hurling final, junior football final and under-20 football final. In recognition of this tremendous achievement, the club wishing to invite all players involved in the 1969 teams to join in an evening of reminiscing and chats in the Merry Elf, Killinick on Friday, November 8.

The club invites members and supporters to join us on the night to hear the many stories of heroic antics on the field 50 years ago while also celebrating the many memories of the 50 years.

Ballycogley Players

Our one-act plays were staged for three nights in St Michael's SVP Hall last weekend and went down very well with audiences.

Next stop for the casts and crews of these productions are Our Lady's Island on Saturday, November 2, followed by Ballycogley Hall on Saturday, November 9 (start time 8.15 p.m.) and Carrig-on-Bannow on Sunday the 10th. We look forward to your support.

Rehearsals for our full length festival play are coming along nicely, applications to festivals both county and countywide have been sent and we await our line up for 2020. As always keep an eye on our Facebook page for news on 'all things drama'.

Fashion Show

There will be a Fundraising Fashion Show on in the Riverbank House Hotel on Tuesday, November 12, with doors open at 7.30 p.m. Tickets cost e12.50 (including a glass of Prosecco on arrival).Clothes from Pamela Scott, Brendan Corcoran, Barnados Bridal, Charley's and Clothesline will be modelled on the night. The proceeds from which will go towards the Tomhaggard social centre and Women's Shed. Tickets on sale and are available at 087 2840272 and from committee members.

Lotto

The jackpot now stands at €4,600. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 11, 14, 27 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.

Coiste na nÓg

The St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island under-15 hurling team secured a semi-final slot in the Enniscorthy Guardian Shield Roinn one competition when it defeated Davidstown-Courtnacuddy on a scoreline of 1-12 to 2-05.

The under-17 hurling team travelled to St Patrick's park where it took on Rathgarogue/Cushionstown in the Wexford People shield Roinn one final only to lose out on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-06.

On Monday last the under-15 football team took on Horeswood hoping to set up a meeting with HWH Bunclody on November 3 in the Gorey Guardian championship Roinn one final.

St Fintan's

Congratulations to Dessie O'Brien and Pat Donnelly, who were members of the Wexford minor football team that won the Leinster championship of 1969 and were presented to the crowd in Innovate Wexford Park during half time of the Castletown versus Gusserane senior football county final.

We have a small number of new club gear items in stock for sale. New club green half zip in small and large €34, new club grey half zip in small and large €34, new club crewneck in adult small medium and large €34, new club hybrid jacket €40 available in adult medium and large.

St Fintan's Ladies

Ladies' club AGM will be held on Tuesday, November 26, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse. We would like to thank everyone for their support during the 2019 season.

Scouts

Cheques totalling €2,402 were presented to volunteers from Kilmore Quay RNLI and Wexford Marine Watch at Wexford Scout Co AGM in Piercestown last week by organisers from Kilmore Scouts and the Co Team. Beavers enjoyed a great day at Ballycross Apple Farm on Saturday. There are no meetings next week due to mid term break.

All Blacks AFC

Congratulations to Gary Somers, who scooped €250 in this week's split-the-pot. Thanks for you support Gary. Reminder that split-the-pot only costs €2 and envelopes can be found at Bridies, Bargy Bar, McDonalds shop and the Pharmacy in Bridgetown as well as Murphys Daybreak Kilmore Village, Little Saltees Chipper Kilmore Quay, Greenacres Pub, The Halfway House, Bolgers of Ballycogley, Coopers Inn, The Merry Elf, McDonalds chipper, Killinick post office and of course in the clubhouse. All support appreciated.

Massive well done to the three under-14 girls Meave Kenny, Ashling Roche, Tara Cullen and there teammates who now look forward to the Leinster Finals next month.

Well done to our under-11s girls who kicked off the weekend with a superb game at home v Curracloe utd blue team... some great passing and moving leading to some great goals well done to all girls involved.

The ladies where out again in league action winning v Enniscorthy Utd and coming away with first points of the season... well done to all 15 involved this morning. Well done to the Men's B team this morning running out comfortable 6-1 winners away to New Ross Town. a Mark Sinnott hatrick, two from Cody Gadern and a Quin Saunders goal ensured three valuable points.

The A team were on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline to exit the Leinster Cup in a very close and hard fought game. Unlucky lads and best of luck to Skryne Tara in the next round.

Our Lady's Island

Hospice coffee morning

The ICA will host a coffee morning this Thursday, October 31, in the Island Bar from 10 a.m. to midday in aid of Hospice Homecare. Your support will be very much appreciated.

Ballycogley Players

Our one-act plays were staged for three nights in St Michael's SVP Hall last weekend and went down very well with audiences.

Next stop for the casts and crews of these productions are Our Lady's Island on Saturday, November 2, followed by Ballycogley Hall on Saturday, November 9 (start time 8.15 p.m.) and Carrig-on-Bannow on Sunday the 10th. We look forward to your support.

Rehearsals for our full length festival play are coming along nicely, applications to festivals both county and countywide have been sent and we await our lineup for 2020. As always keep an eye on our Facebook page for news on 'all things drama'.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Lorna Sinnott, Tacumshane on winning €118 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes are available in O'Dohertys, Meylers and Rosslare Harbour post office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

Community Coffee Shop

We are open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and look forward to you joining us for the cuppa and chat.

GAA Bingo

The GAA bingo continues every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in the Community Hall. The jackpot now stands at €775 do come along for your chance to win some cash.

Brody's First Birthday coffee morning in aid of Holles St Neo-Natal Unit in Our Lady's Island Community Centre on Sunday, November 10, at 11.30 a.m. Face Painting and cup cake decorating for the children.

Rosslare Harbour

Sympathy

News of the the death of Eugene (Gene) Butler, Mayfield, Cork and late of Rosslare Harbour, has caused deep sadness to his family and friends. We offer our sincere sympathy to his wife Margaret, sons Paul, Gary and David, brothers Noel and Billy, sister Dickie, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, and extended family and friends. Gene's funeral Mass was celebrated in The Church of Our Lady Crowned, Mayfield, followed by cremation at Island Crematorium. May he rest in peace.

Ballycogley Players

Our one-act plays were staged for three nights in St Michael's SVP Hall last weekend and went down very well with audiences.

Next stop for the casts and crews of these productions are Our Lady's Island on Saturday, November 2, followed by Ballycogley Hall on Saturday, November 9 (start time 8.15 p.m.) and Carrig-on-Bannow on Sunday the 10th. We look forward to your support.

Rehearsals for our full length festival play are coming along nicely, applications to festivals both county and countywide have been sent and we await our line up for 2020. As always keep an eye on our Facebook page for news on 'all things drama'.

St Mary's camogie club

The camogie club sends our congratulations to the St Mary's hurlers on their brilliant and exciting championship win. It was great to see so many of our camogie club members present at the match. Well done to the hurlers for visiting the schools with the cup and spending time talking to the children. You are great role models for the hurling and camogie players of the future.

Congratulations to the under-17 footballers of St Mary's who also brought home the county championship after a very exciting encounter which went to nail biting extra time. Well done lads.

We wish best of luck to the St Mary's under-15 footballers who have reached the county final and will be in action on November 3.

Our under-eight, under-10, under-12 and under-14 teams are looking forward to their end of season party in Leisuremax on November 3 from five to 7.30 p.m. €5 per child. Looking forward to seeing everyone there for a fun time.

GSH Reunion

Attention all Past GSH Staff - In 1969 the Great Southern Hotel, Rosslare opened its doors for the first time. To celebrate this occasion a few of us have got together to organise a '50th staff reunion'. We would love if you could join us in Hotel Rosslare on Saturday, November 9, at 8.30 p.m. The evening begins with a 'Welcome Prosecco Reception' on arrival followed by Finger Food and music in the bar with a few surprises along the way. Please help us spread the word to make it a memorable event.

St Mary's GAA

The lotto was not won €7,850. The numbers were 5, 12, 18 and 29 on October 23. One match-three winners Denise Murphy. Next draw is October 29 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €8,650. We are looking for more people to help sell tickets. The seller of a winning jackpot ticket will win €500 and there will be a monthly voucher seller draw for €50. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish.

Wow what a week for the club. Our Adults won Junior Hurling, under-17 won the county football championship and our schools Kilrane/Tagoat/Rosslare Strand won the district championship. Great for all those involved in the club past and present a huge thanks to all of them.

Adult team played Glynn-Barntown in Bellefield on Sunday, October 20, at 15.45 in front of the biggest St Mary's support to be seen in years. It was great to see so many of our young children there to support the team. It is probably fair to say our team was a bit nervous and did not play the best hurling of the year but the effort, determination and the will to win was phenomenal and Barry Quirke's save at the end was proof of this. Our lads trailed five points to three at half time against the wind. With seven minutes to go we were down by three points and scored 1-2 without reply to win the match. In a thrilling match our lads won the match 1-11 to 12 points. Greats thanks go to David Hates and Jack Murphy Joint Managers, Fred Rossiter, John Hore and Johnny McDonald selectors.

Our under-15 had a great win against Castletown in the county football semi-final winning 4-8 to 0-7. We are looking forward to supporting them in St Patrick's park on November 3 at 12.30 against Blackwater.

Our under-14 Hurlers had a great match against Glynn-Barntown losing by 3-6 to 5-4 in the Martin Storey competition. Our under-17 won the County Roinn two football championship on Tuesday, October 22, in St Patrick's Park on a scoreline St Mary's Rosslare 3-14 (23) Adamstown 1-12 (15) What a final that took us to extra time... to be fair if you weren't in St Patrick's Park last night you missed out on possibly the best exhibition of football by two teams this year in this competition. It was pure entertainment from start to finish. Rosslare got off to a dream start and managed to get an eight point lead on the board before Adamstown opened their account after 23 minutes of play and things were looking up for a comfortable win at half time when the score line read 1-6 to 0-2 thanks to first half scores from Cian Byrne, Tadhg Brohan, Jack O'Hagan and Alex Looney. However Adamstown were not going home without a fight and set about a comeback in the second half, their never say die attitude shone through and they managed to drag the game to extra time out scoring us 1-6 to 0-2. Both sides were now all square after 60 minutes - 1-08 to 1-08. Extra time saw Adamstown score a quick three points in the first five minutes and we were now under pressure, however in true Rosslare resilience every man in a blue and yellow jersey united in a refusal to be defeated and we had to dig deep in our reserves to ensure the Larry Murray Cup was coming back to Ballycowan. It all began from a well worked move at the back which saw us come down field and score two excellent points before a much needed goal ensure the Rosslare attack was now firmly on top. We then opened up the Adamstown defence and another goal looked certain however the Adamstown keeper was on top form and it took us four attempts to sneak the ball to the corner of the net. We motored on to close out a brilliant game with further scores coming from Byrne, Brohan, Looney and Reece de la Cour. The last 10 minutes of extra time was ruled with cramp and exhaustion as both teams had given their all, we had simply emptied the tank we came from three points behind to an 11 point turnaround and to lead by eight with nine minutes to go it was no surprise that there were scenes of pure euphoria at the final whistle by players, management and supporters. A great game of football with massive credit to both sets of players for providing such entertainment. To the boys we offer congratulations, you left nothing behind you and were justly rewarded for your hard work, commitment and dedication this year. Huge thanks to their management team of Larry, Colm, Barry and Michael. To their sponsors we thank you for your support this season also and finally to the parents and supporters who never once doubted or gave up on these lads... last night was a pleasure to see them wearing the Blue and Yellow Jersey and represent us all - The future of St Mary's Rosslare certainly looks good.

Well done to our schools Kilrane, Tagoat and Rosslare Strand national schools who had a great win against Taghmon National school 5-3 to 3-3 in the district Rackard League final on Wednesday, October 23. This is a great achievement and a big thank you to all the teachers who have help in their training this year.

Our Nursery takes a break for Halloween and will be back on November 9 for four to six years old. It is good fun with lots of games.

Well done to our Clubman David Murphy on his appointment as County Wexford Minor Football manager for 2020. Well-deserved after his achievements with the under-16 this year.

Tickets for the 12 days of Christmas are on sale throughout the parish from players, managers, selectors and committee members. You have 12 draws to win from. Tickets are €20 or three for €50. This draw is for the development of the pitches in Tagoat. Your support will be very welcome.

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