Monday 19 August 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Kilmore, Piercestown, Taghmon-Camross

Bannow-Ballymitty: GAA club notes - Lotto numbers were 9, 15, 21 and 24. No match-three winners from the club. Next jackpot will be €12,800.

Tickets can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace s Hardware, Costcutters, The Homeplace, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer over in Grantstown.

This Wednesday the second model county draw will take place. Best of luck to all who supported this draw.

Well done to Captain Fantastic Jane Rossiter and her minor teammates on their successful win over Louth in sunny Blessington on Saturday last. A great game of football and well done to all the club support to Jane. She tallied 3-1 on the scoresheet and the final score was Wexford 6-09 Louth 5-09.

Staying with county football Serena Reville played with the under-14 team who travelled up to Offally to take on Louth, Tyrone and Kerry while the under-15 girls of Ciara Cummins, Anne Rossiter, Siobhán Rossiter, Kayleigh Sinnott and Carragh Whelan went to Dublin. A busy time for our girls well done to all involved.

Our Junior Ladies' Football were out on Sunday morning in a league game against Ballyhogue and they also played St Fintan's in a home draw championship game.

The junior camogie team travelled to St Anne's in their league match final score b/b 3-4 to 2points. Well done, ladies.

Well done to Eoin Roche, who played and scored five points with Adamstown school in the under-14 Leinster Final in Hurling.

The under-15 hurling team drew their match against Ballyhogue in a top class performance. Well done, lads.

The under-16 camogie girls played a great match v Davidstown with only a four point loss. They will take a rest till after the junior cert.

This week's fixtures on Tuesday under-13 Hurling against Cloughbawn away ag 7.30 Sunday.

Junior hurlers take on the Harriers, Monday under-14 girls' football against Crossabeg at home. Of course all fixtures change so keep an eye on the Facebook page and Twitter account.

Anyone interested in being a coach for the Cúl Camp's this year contact Anne Cleary 087 9359448. You must be over 18 and garda vetted.

Deepest condolences to the Cullen Family.

Social dancing

Dancing in Tír na nÓg continues with music this Thursday the 30th by Bandit.

Citizens Online

Getting Citizens online is a free 10-hour computer course provided by Irish Rural Link to enable all citizens to become computer literate and use the internet. It is based local in community venues and consists of five two-hour classes. It is aimed beginners and all ages are welcome.

For more information or to enroll in your area phone Anna Kehoe at 087 2707606.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning and cake sale will be held in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. in aid of Relay for life Irish cancer society. Hosted by the McCormick family - your support would be appreciated.

Parish clean-up

The clean-up is on for the next two weeks and the trailer is in the usual place for two weeks. So would people do their roads and a bit beyond and try to collect as much rubbish as possible. Bags and gloves-can be got from Breda or Nicola. Thanks to all who help.

Granststown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 28th: Day trip to Wexford Garda Station and dinner in the Farmers Kitchen. Wednesday the 29th: Pongo/Cards in the morning and arts in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 30th: Pongo/Cards in the morning and yoga with Julie in the afternoon.

The chiropodist will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Tuesday, May 28, and Thursday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone 051 561016 to book your appointment. This service is available to everyone in the community.

Bingo Night

Come along to Grantstown Daycare Centre every Wednesday night for bingo commencing at 8 p.m. Enjoy two hours of fun with Mary and the gang. Have a cup of tea or coffee with some home baked cakes. Cost: €10 Double. €5 Single. €3 Baby

Mobile library

The Mobile Library will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre Wednesday, May 29, from 3.10 p.m. to 3.40 p.m. Membership is free and you can pick up an application form here in Grantstown Daycare Centre.


winner for week May 12 - Mikey Keane, Ambrosetown, €514. Winner for week May 18 - Philip Codd, Clonmines, €512.


Wamboree 2019

Kilmore Scouts are hosting this year's County Charity Camp in Kilmore Quay from June 21 to June 23. Net proceeds are going to RNLI and Wexford Marine Watch.

The concept of Wamboree is for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Ventures and Scouters come together for a fun filled weekend of minimal/cost neutral activities where everyone pays a fee to camp in the outdoors while raising money for charity.

The previous Wamboree Camp in Kilmore three years ago raised over e2000 for Trócaire Syrian Refugees Fund. More details closer to the date.

Thank you

Thank you to Women's Shed, who have filled the Window boxes and Planters with a wonderful array of plants, adding plenty of colour to the Social Centre.


Beavers and Cubs are visiting the new Garda Station next Tuesday, May 28. Congratulations to Beavers from Kilmore and Rosslare Schools, who made their First Holy Communion.

Watercolour Art

Are you interested in learning or improving your art skills. Classes continue in Tomhaggard on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Murrintown Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in six-week modules. For details contact Maria Murphy at 086 3848364.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Chloe Bates and Adrian Culleton, who recently got married in Bali. Chloe is the daughter of Mark and Susan Bates, Ballask, Kilmore and Adrian is the son of Bimbo and Mary Culleton of Kilmore Quay.

Chloe and Adrian left to go back packing 12 years ago this September for a year and decided to make Australia their home, they have two beautiful girls Ruby and Tilly.

Chloe and Adrian had been to Bali quite a few times and felt it would make the most amazing place to get married; and on April 25 they did exactly that a fairytale wedding in paradise surrounded by family and friends far and wide. It was a fabulous day and we all wish them every bit of happiness they deserve they are a beautiful perfect couple.

Bridgetown IT Centre

The IT Centre now open in Bridgetown, €2 per hour for use of computer. Printing, photocopying and laminating services also available. Office based in the AOH Hall, opposite the Health Centre. Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outside office hours by appointment only. Why suffer the cost of petrol/diesel and parking going into town when you have this facility on your door step. Anyone, who would like to see more services made available to them please let us know. We will do our utmost to meet your needs.

Kilmore Scope

Kilmore Scope are meeting on Wednesday, May 29, at 2.15 p.m. in the AOH Hall. A full complement of member's attendance would be appreciated. New members very welcome with new ideas and support for the activities going forward for the coming year. We would love to see more of the younger people in the area getting involved and becoming members of the group.

Our next social evening is taking place on Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m. in the AOH Hall, Bridgetown. Please come along for the ceol and the craic, light refreshments served. Bring along your instruments for a brilliant night of music and song. Raffle also during the night.

Literary Festival

There will be an attractive array of workshops and a strong Wexford presence on the programme for the fourth Kilmore Quay Literary Festival, Write By the Sea 2019, set to take place from Friday, September 27, to Sunday, September 29. As a further treat, Wexford wildlife painter Dave Daly will exhibit a selection of his latest works in keeping with this year's festival theme 'Drawn To the Sea' ahead of his annual exhibition during the Opera Festival.

The Kilmore Quay thriller writer Cat Hogan will read from her popular novels, and Wexford resident Jackie Hayden will interview local writer and dramatist Michelle Dooley-Mahon about her successful book and stage drama, The Scourge. Hayden will also interview Ruth Fitzmaurice and Eilish Ni Dhuibhne about memoirs they published about the untimely death of their spouses, and will conduct a practical writing session entitled Write Here Write Now.

Kit de Waal, who set a major part of her last novel in Kilmore Quay, will deliver a workshop on the new genre of Flash Fiction, and New York-born Sarah Moore Fitzgerald will talk about Structure in the Novel. Award-winning Irish author Catherine Dunne is planning a workshop on Creative Writing. Richard Hayes, originally from Wexford, but now living in Waterford, will interview best-selling author Sara Baume, and Vincent Hogan, co-author of the best-selling biography of Davy Fitzgerald, will be questioned by Tom Mooney, and Derek Hand will talk about John McGahern. Young local poet Sinéad O'Reilly will also read some of her work.

Write By the Sea 2018 chair Lucy Moore says 'We're delighted to announce such an impressive concentration of local talent to add to a list that already includes Mike McCormack, Sara Baume, Kit de Vaal, Theo Dorgan, Paula Meehan, Sinéad Gleeson, and Dermot Bolger. So it's particularly encouraging that we now attract a stimulating mix of local and national writers as well as some from abroad.'

The Write By the Sea 2019 committee have expressed their gratitude to their sponsors as well as the Arts Council and RTÉ - Supporting the arts for their invaluable support.

Details of the programme and booking facilities are on the Write By the Sea 2019 website For further information contact


Sympathy to the Cave and Redmond family on the sad passing of Ciaran, to the Rowe family on the death of Peter and to Mary Power on the death of her brother Paul recently.

Baby boy

Congratulations to Andrea Barry and Seamas Mythen, the Grange on the birth of a baby boy last week.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore Active Retirement Association has concluded its indoor bowling season as and from May 21. We will resume in the autumn in preparation for the new season of 2019/2020. We thank all our bowlers for their dedication over the past season and also pay tribute to and thank most sincerely the Stella Maris Centre for the wonderful facilities put at our disposal. Don't forget 10 pin bowling continues every Monday at Leisuremax at 10.30 a.m.

Our final meeting before the summer recess will be held on Thursday, June 7, at 7.30 p.m. where summer activity including outings will be planned.



Aerobics with Pat Dobbs takes place in St Martin's cemtre every Monday night from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m., Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday mornings from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Cost €7 pay-as-you-go - all levels of fitness welcome - just bring a mat and water.

Tractor and Vintage Run

Keep a date in your diary - The annual Murrintown tractor and vintage run on Sunday, June 23, to raise funds for the new cemetery.

Golf Classic

There will be a golf classic in aid of Wexford Special Olympics and Leinster special Olympics in Wexford golf club on Friday, May 31, teams of four €160/tee and greens €50 - tee times still available contact peadar dempsey at 087 9818419 for further details.

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Dancing at Camross

The June First Friday dance will be held on Friday, June 7, in Camross Ballroom, dancing to the ever popular Peter Burke. Adm. including the tea, €10 with dancing from 9.30 to midnight. The 10th Anniversary of the First Friday dances will be held at the July dance and Michael Collins will have the honour of playing for the event which will be held on Friday, July 5. More details about the event later.

Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA held its meeting on May 15 president Mary Noonan opened the meeting.

Sympathy was extended to the family of Mai Ward RIP, who was a member of Taghmon ICA some years ago, also to the Sinnott, O'Sullivan and Crosbie families.

The guild has donated socks to the Fr Peter McVerry appeal. Some members had an enjoyable evening at bowling on May 8.

Congratulations were extended to Helen Power on winning the national Muriel Gahan Rose Bowl for her patchwork. Congratulations also were extended to Billie O'Donnell, who won the adjudicators award at the ICA got Talent, also to our dancers, Meabh Dolan, Chris Whitty, Josephine Grennan and Maureen Roche and Suzanne Kelly Winters.

Preparations are well advanced for the ICA on Tour competition. Our outing this year is on Wednesday, July 3, we will visit the June Blake garden in Blessington, Russborough House, and Newbridge Silverware and evening meal in Talbot hotel, Carlow. Anyone interested in joining our tour please contact Joan at 087 9834806 or Carol at 087 2450655.

Competition, the smallest book was won by Chris Whitty. Raffle won by Chris Whitty. Hostess Breeda Codd served a lovely tea.

Dates for your diary: May 27, a talk in Beechdale garden centre, organised by Wexford Federation ICA at 11 a.m. June 6, ICA on Tour competition. June 19, next guild meeting, competition; nicest rose, also photo of Best Smile (5x7). June 24, Federation meeting in Duncannon. June 26, National AGM, Athlone. June 28, garden party An Grianan.

Taghmon AC

Taghmon athletics club would like to congratulate there athletes on a very successful day two of the county track and field championships recently. Results were as follows.

Izzy Aspel under-10 - second long jump. Mary-Kate Diskin under-11 - third 100m. Louise Hanlon under-12 - second shot putt. Ben O'Toole under-14 - first long jump, first 80m and first 200m. Aisling Kelly under-17 - first long jump and first 200m. Hannah Kelly under-18 - second long jump. Under-18 mixed relay team second - Hannah Kelly, James Hanlon, Dearbhla O'Hanlon, Aisling Kelly, muireann hore. Under-12 girls relay second - Louise Hanlon, Mary Kate Diskin, Róisín Reville, Deirbhile O'Dwyer, Grainne Kelly.

The club would also like to congratulate our athletes who competed in various other events recently including South Leinster School Championships, Loreto Schools all-Irelands, masters county road race and leinster schools championships.

GAA club news

The under-13 Hurlers play Fethard on Tuesday nightwith throw-in at 7.30. Throw in is at 8.15. The next game in ACL Hurling, away to Adamstown, will take place on June 4, throw-in at 8 p.m.

Next Sunday at 10.30 the men will play the fourth round of the parish league at the centre. The adult squad has been split into four teams - Taghmon, Trinity, Old Boley and Camross and the competition continues this weekend with three football matches for each team. Week two saw an excellent Taghmon team win all three of their football games and this put them narrowly ahead of Trinity in second place.

With three games for each team each weekend there's still time for any of the four parishes to come to the fore. Why not come down and support your parish this Sunday.

The lotto jackpot wasn't won last week so the jackpot increases to €12,800. The next draw takes place at St James tonight, Tuesday. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online option. Tickets can be purchased at the following website: klubfunder. by 6.30 on the day of the draw. Tickets are also available locally through all the usual channels.

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