Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Rosslare Harbour
Ballymore-Mayglass: The Killinick Project. The Killinick Project in association with Kiely's Centra are distributing a short community survey. We feel it is important moving forward to get the views and input from our local community.
The survey will be available in all the local businesses in Killinick and will also be distributed to your home locally via your letter box. All the completed survey forms are required to be returned to a designated Survey Box in Kielys Centra before April 1. 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.
The Scout Investiture and family treasurer Hunt takes/took place in Stella Maris Centre on Sunday, March 10. During the ceremony Colm Murray was presented with his five Year Service Award while Nick and Breda Hayes were presented with 25 Year Service Award. The group was also delighted to receive Excellence in Quality Scouting Award.
The group will be attending the St Patrick's Day parade in Wexford on March 17 - details will be sent to sections during the week.
Beavers took part in 'I'm a Beaver Get Me Out of Here' Co event at Raven last Sunday, despite the weather with the youth members having a great time.
Scouts and Ventures will be attending the Spraoi weekend March 22 to March 24 at Lacken in Co Wicklow. Thank you to Wexford Co Co LCDC Committee for awarding Enhancement Grant e1750 towards Equipment.
Rehearsals for our full length production 'Same Old Moon' are coming along very well and director Breda Hayes is very happy with how things are progressing. This play is the life of Brenda Barnes and her story as a young nine-year-old girl right through to her forties. As we accompany her through her life we witness many challenges she faces including having a short - tempered mother and a father who is his worst enemy.
Performance dates are as follows: Sunday, April 7, St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea, Friday, April 12, Our Lady's Island Community Centre, Thursday the 18th, Friday and Saturday, April 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. We look forward to your support.
There will be a coffee morning held in the Ballycogley Hall on Sunday, March 24, at 11 a.m. Come along for a chat and a cuppa. We will also hold a raffle. Hope to see you there.
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 already completed our first target and our first poster with 300 stickers and it has been sent off to the competition.
We are currently well over half way with our second 300 stickers and should have our second entry sent off by the time of print today. The more we enter, the more chances we have of winning the super prize of €50,000. So keep the stickers coming for the month of March and let's enter as often as we can. Many thanks for your support. The students council.
The jackpot now stands at €3,600. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Emma Boggan shared in this prize. The numbers drawn last week were 10, 11, 21 and 28.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.
St Fintan's GAA Club
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.
Following on the very successful sale of tickets for a load of blocks during the recent past the club has decided to continue the sale of tickets up till the draw date at Easter. Why not take a chance on winning a nice present for Easter and tickets are available from committee members or contact club secretary Sharon Pettit at 086 1787498.
The club wishes Teresa Wright a speedy recovery following her knee operation and this scribe is sorry if he shocked another 'ace' club supporter Teresa Pettit re a similar procedure.
Kilscoran Union will hold a fundraising table quiz on March 14 in the Farmers Kitchen, Drinagh commencing at 8 p.m. Your support would be very much appreciated.
The St Fintan's GAA Club was pleased to have the late William Doyle to be its recipient of the District GAA award for 2018 and for his wife Jenny and son Seán receive the award on his behalf. The award ceremony took place in the Riverbank Hotel.
Coiste na nÓg
Due to a shortage of players at under-17 level the Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's football team have amalgamated with Crossabeg-Ballymurn to compete as Cross finn Gaels in this year's premier football championship. The team played its first game at home in Ballymore versus Ballynastragh Gaels during the recent past losing out on a scoreline of 2-07 to 0-07.
The St Fintan's GAA Club contract with its Tús worker expires on March 22 and the club will be seeking a replacement. The position is advertised and anyone interested must be on the live register for over a year and should you need further information please contact the clubs secretary Sharon Pettit at 086 1787498.
All Blacks AFC
Split-the-pot draw result March 4 prize in the Halfway House, Ballycogley as follows. Winner prize €210 goes to Aodan and Faye O'Callaghan. Next draw is in the Coopers Pub, Killinick on March 11. Your support is greatly appreciated.
All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund. All Blacks AFC Over-35s the Richie Dwyer summer Soccer league team 2019 is being entered once again.
Registration deadline is March 24. Anyone wishing to partake in this trilogy of summer Soccer in 2019 please contact 087 1323186 for further information.
Forms being circulated at present for team, also attached here. Fee's for registration €50, ID required for new comers. Insurance cover provided in full. Likely to be organised depending on team numbers into divisional basis. We also have an over-40s Thursday night soccer group, many only delighted to join. Looking forward to hearing from your all.
Our junior team played the third round of the league in a very windy and cold farmleigh on v Baile Dubh Tire after winning their first two rounds the girls came up against a very strong home side, the girls battle the whole way to the final whistle but couldn't get ahead well done girls win the next one, final score St Fintan's 0-13, Baile Dubh Tire 4-10.
Tomhaggard Social Centre
Thank you to Wexford Co Co LCDC Committee for the Enhancement Grant of €2,750 towards the defibrillator and exterior lighting for the Social Centre.
Tops Gala Show
KRH Tops Community Group presents a one night only Gala Tops Show, performed by our multi talented cast, with very special guests Ballycogley Players, Traditional Music from, Ceolteoiri Munna, and dance performances by Sheila Grace Dance Company. A night of comedy, music, song and dance that is not to be missed in Our Lady's Island Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, April 5.
Admission €12 Adult and €5 per child with family rates applied. Tuck Shop, tea and home baking available on the night. Come on down!
The community of Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour said a sad farewell to another member of the Wickham family, Fasagh, Kilrane.
Bernadette (Dilly) O'Leary (née Wickham) passed away at her home in Poole, Dorset, England on February 21 having battled cancer for a second time.
Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St Ruane's church, and was laid to rest in St Aidan's cemetery, Kilrane.
She is deeply missed by her heartbroken family, her husband Mike, children Danny, Christy, Karl and Emily, mother Gertie, sisters Mary, Patsy and Margo, brothers Tony, Brendan and Kevin, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.
Dilly was predeceased by her father Michael and brothers Ciaran, John and Mick.
Kilmore Variety Group
Kilmore Variety Group are performing Seussical the musical in the National Opera House on Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. tickets available from the Opera house.
This is a musical for all the family.
St Paul's AC
The Leinster Indoor season came to a close for 2019 last weekend with the Junior Championships on Saturday and Juvenile Championships on Sunday. Maeve Hayes was competing in the Junior Ladies Long Jump and had a great series of jumps with a best of 5.49m finishing in second place with only 1cm behind first place.
Danika Gilshinan was on the track in the Junior 800m, she ran a great race and was unlucky to finish just outside the medals in fourth place. First up on Sunday was Erin Van Staaten and Maeve Hayes in the under-18 Shot Put, Erin took Gold with a great throw of 11.85m and Maeve finished in third place with a throw of 9.31m,
Next up was Gergley Pap, who was in great form, in the under-18 boys Shot Put where he was top of the podium with a new PB 14.03m. To finish the day off for St Paul's was Maeve in the under-18 High Jump where she also achieved a new PB 1.65m and finished in first place. Congratulations and well done to all four athletes who will be busy over the next few weeks preparing for the all-Ireland Championships which will be held in Athlone later this month.
Training continues Mondays and Wednesdays at the track in Rosslare Strand, where all our athletes are busy preparing for the Wexford County Juvenile Championships which take place over two days - Day one is Sunday, May 5, and day two is Sunday, May 12, at the Track in Enniscorthy.
St Mary's GAA
Adult team matches - March 16 away to St Martin's hurling at 3 p.m., March 23 away to St Joseph's football 3 p.m. and March 29 away to Ballhogue Championship Football round one in Hollymount at 7 p.m. under-17 play Bannow in football at home March 10, 2018, at 11 a.m., Hurling at home March 18, 2018, 11 a.m. and March 31, 2018, away to Geraldine O'Hanrahans Football. Minor team - Adamstown 0-4 St Mary's Rosslare 2-12
On a very wet and wintry morning on Sunday last our Minor Footballers headed to Adamstown for a 10: 30 throw in, in Round one of the Wexford People under-17 Football Roinn two South League. The conditions were less then suitable but despite this and the small matter of a missing referee under the agreement of county board, Rosslare and Adamstown, these young men donned the jerseys and took to the field of play. Rosslare started well and despite the tough conditions pretty much were in control for the first half with scores from Tadhg Brohan, Jack Meyler and Ollie Gould. It was 22 minutes before Adamstown opened their scoring account however the home side were not making it easy by any means for us and the conditions made playing almost impossible for both sides. The first half ended on a 1-8 to 0-2 score line in favour of Rosslare.
We resumed the second half determined to start as we had finished the first half and it was only minutes in when wing back Alex Mulvihill opened the scoring with a well taken goal following a number of good saves from the Adamstown keeper. Adamstown played some decent football in the second half but we never gave up and outscored them 1-5 to 0-2 ensuring we secured the win to seal the victory and start our 2019 campaign with full points. Next Sunday the boys are in action against Bannow where the disappointment of losing to them in the Jim Byrne Cup earlier this year will be fresh on their minds. It will make for an epic encounter in Tagoat. Throw in 11 a.m.
Our lotto is €20,000 and tickets can be bought off committee members and around the locality. The numbers for five th March 2019 were 5, 10, 24 and 28. No winner. Lucky-dip winners - Niall McDonnell/Booby Booth/Billy Whitty/Kevin Brogan/Maura O'Connor Next draw is 12 th March 2019 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m.
Our Nursey continues this week for four- to six-year-old boys and girls in the clubhouse in Tagoat at 10 a.m. up to Easter. It is a fun activity about balance and co-ordination.
Our under-11 boys will continue Hurling and football training Friday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to Noon in Tagoat. Jimmy Wickham is our team manager and you can contact him at 087 3440732.
Our under-nine boys (Boys Born 2010 and 2011) will continue indoor Hurling and Football training on Tuesdays from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. onwards in Tagoat. Patsy Meyler is our Team Manager and can be contacted at 086 6381207 if you have any questions.
Our under-seven boys (boys born in 2012 and 2013) will begin continue indoor Hurling and Football training on Mondays from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. onwards in Tagoat. Any questions please contact the under-seven Team Manager Liam Lawlor at 086 8528299.
Well done to Niall McDonnell on his selection as club person of the year for St Mary's. Niall has being the backbone of the club as treasurer improving our finances dramatically. He has put in a huge amount of hours in the club and his determination in increasing sales as put the club into a strong financial position.
Hurling 365 takes place every Wednesday for Tagoat at 8.30 a.m. in our clubhouse. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Kilrane NS at 8.30 a.m., Rosslare Strand on Thursdays.
Rehearsals for our full length production 'Same Old Moon' are coming along very well and director Breda Hayes is very happy with how things are progressing. This play is the life of Brenda Barnes and her story as a young nine-year-old girl right through to her forties. As we accompany her through her life we witnessmany challenges she faces including having ashort - tempered mother and a father who is his worst enemy.
Performance dates are as follows: 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. We look forward to your support.
Active retirement group
The next General Meeting will be on Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 at The Rosslare Railway Social Club at 3.00pm. A Committee Meeting will take place at 2.00pm.
On 17th March a St Patrick's Day social will take place in the Hotel Rosslare on Sunday, 17th March, 2019. Music by Jimmy Hogan.Bacon & Cabbage, Dessert and Tea and Coffee will be served at 1. 00 pm. Special dietary requirements also catered for. The price is €10 for KRHARG members and €16.50 for non-members, which are always welcome.
The Group's annual holiday has now been booked for 26-30 August, 2019 (five days and four nights) at the Central Hotel, Donegal Town. The price will be €300pps with a €60 total single supplement. Deposits of €50. Others are welcome to join us.
Kilscoran Union will hold a fundraising table quiz on March 14 in the Farmers Kitchen, Drinagh commencing at 8 p.m. Your support would be very much appreciated. Table of 4 is €20.