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Monday 19 August 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty and Taghmon-Camross

Bannow-Ballymitty - GAA club news: Our Junior Football team travelled to Gusserane on Saturday. What an entertaining game we had. We wish the manager David Staunton a speedy recovery after his injury in the goal. Well done to all that turned up and we got a win out of it. Final score b/b nine points to five points.

Lotto draw this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €11,900 to be won. Tickets are two euro each and available to purchase from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Staffords Tullycanna, Costcutters and from any Club Officer down in the complex.

Talking about tickets the Model County ones are making their rounds around the parish. €50 for a three draw prize. Thanks to Tommy, who s selling them for the club.

The annual camogie table quiz will take place in Tír na nÓg on Friday, April 26. A table of four €20 and a junior table €15. Table sponsorship is €50. Further information contact Gary Sinnott chairman.

Upcoming fixtures for the week ahead under-13 hurling V Ballygarreth home game on Tuesday at 7 p.m. On Thursday under-15 boys' football v New Ross at 6.45 also at home.

Sunday brings the second round of the Hurling Championship for the junior squad. This match is in Bree at 2 p.m. and they play Monageer.

Also on Sunday the junior camogie ladies travel to St James for their match at 3.30.

Please note Matches always change times and dates so check out our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Our under-sevens had a great day last weekend with a blitz over in Grantstown. Thee were teams from all over enjoying their day out. Well done to all involved for organising this important blitz for the little ones in our parish.

Our intermediate Football team lost out to St Mary's Rosslare on Saturday last in Taghmon.

If you have items for this year's Parish Journal please email them to joeanne2@gmail.com or Deecastle1@gmail.com. Deadline for these items is Easter. All photographs must be printed versions. Any further information contact either Joeanne or Denise PROs.

Camross Drama Group

We are pleased to announce our new spring production of three One Act Comedies. Here are dates and venues for your diary: Sunday, April 21 - Fethard-on-Sea; Friday, April 26 - Carrig-on-Bannow; Saturday, April 27 - Wexford Arts Centre; Sunday, April 28 - Camross Hall; Wednesday, May 1 - Horse and Hound. All shows 8 p.m.

Contact Arts Centre direct for booking All other tickets on door. Don't miss a great night's entertainment. See our Facebook page for updates.

Teach na nÓg

We are now taking bookings for September in both our play group and Montessori rooms. Booking form are available from the preschool. Feel free to contact us at 051 561773 for any enquirers regarding the ECCE eligibility.

Our AGM will also take place on Monday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in the preschool. We would be grateful if all parents would attend.

Our Parish Journal

Last call for graduation photos, pls photos of interest, a baby photo for our guess whose age? and anything of interest you would like to include in the journal. Contact Nicola at 087 6859868.

Bannow 1169 Norman Festival

On May 4 and 5 Bannow 1169 will commemorate the 850th anniversary of the first Norman landing in Ireland with a festival in Carrig-on-Bannow and a civic ceremony at Bannow Church. Battle reenactments, a living history tented village, historical lectures, a commemorative ceremony and concerts featuring local and Norman musicians will mark what is the most important and consequential event in Irish history.

The weekend will begin with the tented village being installed in a field in Carrig-on-Bannow where the battle reenactments will take place over two days. There will be 14 living history tents, 15 living history craft displays, a display of Norman cavalry warfare and fully trained warriors for the displays twice each day.

There will be warrior training for children each day after the battles plus free have a go at archery for the children along with free Norman replica coins.

A civic ceremony will take place at Bannow Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, to which leading dignitaries will be invited.

On both May 4 and 5 there will be historical lectures in the marquee in the village. On Saturday we have Turtle Bunbury and on Sunday Emmet Stafford will be the guest speaker.

On both Saturday and Sunday there will be concerts in the marquee at Colfer's pub. On Saturday the inaugural performance of a specially commissioned piece by Greg French will be performed by the Danescastle school senior band along with other local guests. Our friends from Normandy, Strand Hugg will complete the concert.

Sundays concert will again feature Strand Hugg along with the local band Green Road.

Social dancing

dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, April 18, by Mary Pendergast and April 25 music by Adrian Ryan. All welcome refreshments served.

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 16th: Chair exercises/pongo in the morning and cards/Irish dancing with Kay Banville in the afternoon. Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7 p.m. Wednesday the 17th: Balloon exercises/pongo in the morning and music with the the Two Paddy's in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 18th: Pongo in the morning and cards/games/Easter raffle in the afternoon. Monday the 22nd: Closed for Bank Holiday. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday the 16th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 17th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 18th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 22nd: Closed for Bank Holiday. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All of these services are available to everyone in the community.

Parkinson's Association

A massive thank you to the large crowd who attended the coffee morning in Grantstown on Monday morning and thank you for your generous donations.

Thanks also to the staff and volunteers for their tireless work keeping everyone supplied with tea and cakes and to everyone who baked the delicious confectionery and donated prizes as well as those who organised the event.

We raised over €1,000 for the Wexford branch of the Parkinson's Association.

Bingo

Bingo in Carrig Community Centre Good Friday, April 19, at 8.30 p.m. Snowball €650. Easter Raffle with lots of Prizes.

Trip to Knock

The annual trip to Knock will be on July 26/27. The cost per person is €145 all inclusive. Places are limited so a deposit of €20 is required. Contact Betty at 087 9057391or Stella at 087 6568207.

Thank You

A huge THANK YOU to Wayne Sinnott from Ballymitty Landscaping, who supplied our horticulture group with a load of topsoil free of charge. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Meals On Wheels

Would you like to have Hot Delicious and Nutritious meals delivered to your door? Grantstown Daycare Centre operates a Meals On Wheels Service every Tuesday and Thursday for a small fee. Why not give us a call at 051 561016 for more details.

Ballymitty Hall events

Easter Egg Hunt - The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place after Mass on Easter Sunday, April 21, starting at Ballymitty Hall at 11 a.m. Easter treats for everyone so HOP on over.

Monster Drive-In Bingo - Monster Bingo is on Easter Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Special Bingo with €2,000 in prizes. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and cakes served.

Big Breakfast Morning - The next Sunday Cafe will take place on Sunday, May 5, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. We will be serving a tasty Full Irish Breakfast on the morning. Cake sale.

There will be a cake sale in aid of Danescastle music group will be held in the community centre on Good Friday, April 19, after prayers. Please support by buying or bringing a cake or two.

'Songs for Hope'

Drop into Stafford's pub in Tullycanna on Sunday, May 5, any time after 4 p.m. for some great live music, from folk to rock, jazz to country. All in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre.

We had a great turnout last year and raise over €2,000 with your help. Your support again this year will be greatly appreciated. Free admission. There will be a raffle on the day.

Your news

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Taghmon-Camross

Tidy Towns Group

We will be meeting from 6.45 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in Family Resource Centre. Why not come along give your ideas? Competition application form to be competed by May 12. More information contact Laurena Kent 087 1350823.

TAG bingo

We have bingo every Tuesday night in the TAG (Taghmon Action Group) Centre, Taghmon. All the funds raised go to the up keep of the centre and community based projects.

Athletics news

17 athletes took part in the Ferrybank open sports day, of which eight won medals. In under-eight Leah was third in 60m and third in 200m; in under-14 Ben O'Toole was first in 100m; in under-16 Chloe O'Toole was third in 100m; in Juniors Hannah was third in 100m. In Masters Angela Wall was first and Claire O'Morchoe was second in the mile race; Angela Wall was third in the 100m.

Also recently Bronagh O'Hanlon claimed fifth place in the all-Ireland spring throws 4kg hammer throw.

Well done to all our athletes from Taghmon AC.

Community Games

Well done to our three quiz teams who took part in the county quiz final last Wednesday. All three scored very well but weren't in the medal positions, the standard was very high this year.

Well done to Roan O'Keeffe Alex O'Keeffe Tiernan Crotty Chloe Goff Rachel Hussey Ronan Winters Katelyn Stenning Odhran Crotty Caoimhe Murphy Una Walsh Harvey O'Brien and Frank Hussey.

Good luck to our swimmers in their finals in Enniscorthy. Local athletics is Wednesday, May 1, in the lower pitch in Taghmon, register at 5.30. €2 per child to enter. This money is to go towards the cost of the medals. First race will be under-six fun run at 6 p.m.

Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA will hold its next meeting, which will be the AGM, on April 17 at 7.30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Breda Banville, Development Officer, Wexford ICA Federation. Competition is nicest decorated boiled hen egg.

ICA Has Got Talent

The grand final of 'ICA Has Got Talent' will be held in Camross Hall on Wednesday, April 24, at 8 p.m. A great night of talent is guaranteed with members from across the county competiting in eight different categories, solo singing, group singing, recitation, novelty act, group instrumental music, solo instrumental music, individual dance and group dance. Adm €5 for all competitors and supporters including the tea.

Camross ICA

A few dates for your diary: April 24 ICA Got Talent in Camross Hall. April 29 - Federation Meeting in Camross Hall. June 6 - Special Occasion, theme: 'ICA on Tour'. June 24 - Federation Meeting in Duncannon.

Our next meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in Camross Hall. The competition will be the 'prettiest table cloth - any material, any shape, any size'.

Camross Drama Group

Cast, directors and stage crew are making finishing touches to our three One Act Comedies after weeks of rehearsals. Here are dates and venues for your diary: Sunday, April 21 - Fethard-on-Sea; Friday, April 26 - Carrig-on-Bannow; Saturday, April 27 - Wexford Arts Centre; Sunday, April 28 - Camross Hall; Wednesday, May 1 - Horse and Hound. All shows 8 p.m.

Contact Arts Centre direct for booking All other tickets on door. Don't miss a great night's entertainment. See our Facebook page for updates.

Caroreigh school news

GRANDPARENTS DAY - Grandparents Day took place in St Gravan's NS, Caroreigh on Thursday, April 4, Proceedings began with Mass in the church. Entertainment was then provided for all grandparents by all class groups in the hall. The grandparents then visited the pupils in their classrooms and the day was rounded off when everyone was provided with refreshments by the parents' council. A very large crowd was in attendance and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day.

CHRISTIAN MEDIA TRUST - Congratulations to pupils, Grainne Kelly, Brian Mernagh and Orla Kelly, who all won first prize in their category in the recent poetry, art and short story competition organised by Christian Media Trust. All three receive their prizes and their winnings entries were recorded for broadcast on South East Radio at a later date.

INTERNET SAFETY TALK - The children, parents and staff of the school all attended Internet Safety talks provided by Zeeko this week, these were interesting and informative for all.

HOLIDAYS - happy Easter to all the staff and pupils of the school, be safe and see you all on April 29 at 9 a.m.

'Songs for Hope'

Drop into Stafford's pub in Tullycanna on Sunday, May 5, any time after 4 p.m. for some great live music, from folk to rock, jazz to country. All in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre.

We had a great turnout last year and raise over €2,000 with your help. Your support again this year will be greatly appreciated. Free admission. There will be a raffle on the day.

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