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Wednesday 23 October 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Taghmon-Camross

Stella Flanagan, Frank Flanagan and Anne O’Sullivan at the Bewleys coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club
Stella Flanagan, Frank Flanagan and Anne O’Sullivan at the Bewleys coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club

Bannow-Ballymitty: Corach Ramblers - Congratulations to Aaron Harpur from Bannow, who picked up €512 in this week's split-the-pot.

On the field the Youths has a great 5-2 win v Taghmon with Lorcan Breen grabbing a brace and one each for Eoin O'Connor, John Crosbie and Robbie Rochford. It was a mixed set of results for the men as the A team drew 1-1 v StCormacs thanks to a Joe Sinnott equalizer but the B team lost 7-2 v Rosslare Rangers. Jon Reville and Eoin O'Connor were on the scoresheet.

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Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, October 3, by Tommy Carroll, October 10 by Philip English, October 17 by Sunnyside, October 24 by Delta Dawn and Thursday, October 31, by Adrian Ryan. All welcome refreshments served.

Dancing in Carrig

Social dancing in Carrig-on-Bannow community centre on the third Friday of every month starting on Friday, October 18, with music by T - Bone Country. Starting at 9.30 p.m. till 12 all welcome.

The Little Sea Musical Society

The Little Sea Musical Society presents 'The King and I' - the production will be a Wexford Community project drawing all communities together and the musical will be staged in Camross Hall in April 2020.

We are looking for the following: four men - (to play the kings guards) non-speaking/non-singing roles. An ideal role for your first time on stage. Four teenagers-boys/girls to be part of the dancing group who will be involved in a 15 minute scene called 'small house of uncle thomas' (must be able to dance); One gentleman-for a non-singing, small role- to play the part of Sir Edward Ramsey. One male in late teens or twenties-must be a able to sing-to play the role of luntha a principalrole in the King and I. We also seek any persons interested in joining us for the pit choir, backstage, props and costume or make up team interested? Get in touch at 086 8385301.

Bridge Classes

Beginners' classes commencing in Colclough Hall Saltmills Thursday, October 10, at 10.30 a.m. For info contact Theresa at 087 7994363, Margaret 086 8791076, Marie 086 1014011.

GAA club notes

Lotto draw this Tuesday evening with the jackpot remaining at €14,000. Tickets can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace's hardware, Costcutters, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer down in the complex.

Hard luck to the under-13 boys' football in their County Final on Tuesday last. They played Glynn-Barntown in St Patrick's Park Enniscorthy. Thanks to the team and their mentors Declan, David and Colm.

This Saturday at 11 a.m. in Grantstown the under-15 boys host Monageer in their quarter finals of Football.

This Thursday the club will have a Bodibro fitting night. This is the last orders for this year. We will also have another night the following week. We will be there from seven to eight.

Teach na nÓg Preschool

We are renovating our outdoor area this year. We are going to create interest areas that will foster children's curiosity and imagination. We are using recycled materials where possible and aim to keep the costs low. However, we do need funding for the purchase of bikes and wet gear for the children. On Friday, October 25, at 11.30 a.m. we are holding a cake sale in the preschool to raise funds. We would really appreciate any support with this. If anyone is interested in making buns or cakes please contact Mary at 051 561773or at teachnanog@gmail.com. We hope to see you there.

Grantstown News

Raising Awareness and Reducing the Stigma of Dementia - We are holding an Information Evening on Dementia in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Monday, October 14, at 7 p.m. This event is free, so just turn up. We would love to see you there. For more information phone Annie at 051 561016.

TOMI REICHENTAL - Grantstown Community Village is honoured to host an evening event 'Journey of Remembrance' with Tomi Reichental a Holocaust Survivor. Friday, November 22, at 7.30 p.m. This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

CHRISTMAS FAIR - The Grantstown Community Village Christmas Craft Fair and Art Exhibition is on Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16. Art Exhibition on Friday. Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday. For more information or to book your table phone 051 561016 or email grace@grantstowncommunityvillage.ie.

UPCOMING EVENTS - Tuesday, October 1: Family Fortunes/Chair Exercises in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, October 2: Coffee Morning/Pongo in the morning and quiz in the afternoon. Thursday, October 3: Yoga with Julie/Cards/Games in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Monday, October 7: Exercise with Mairead/Art/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Everyone welcome. You can find out all about Grantstown on our Website: grantstowncommunityvillage.ie.

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday, October 1: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, October 2: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Thursday, October 3: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Monday, October 7: Group Physio with Mairead. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

Music Night

Come along for a 60's, 70's 80's Music Night in Staffords Tulliicanna on Saturday October 5, in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. There will be a cash prize for best costume. Admission is free. Donations on night.

Ballymitty Hall

An information meeting will be held in Ballymitty Hall on Tuesday October 8, at 7.30 p.m. to inform the community on the future plans for the hall development. All are welcome. A newsletter will also be available and distributed locally.

Taghmon-Camross

Dancing at Camross

The October dance will be held in Camross Hall on Friday, October 4, with music by Checkers. Dancing 9.30 p.m. till late, Admission €10 including the tea.

The Little Sea Musical Society

The Little Sea Musical Society presents 'The King and I' - the production will be a Wexford Community project drawing all communities together and the musical will be staged in Camross Hall in April 2020.

We are looking for the following: four men - (to play the kings guards) non-speaking/non-singing roles. An ideal role for your first time on stage. Four teenagers-boys/girls to be part of the dancing group who will be involved in a 15 minute scene called 'small house of uncle thomas' (must be able to dance); One gentleman-for a non-singing, small role- to play the part of Sir Edward Ramsey. One male in late teens or twenties-must be a able to sing-to play the role of luntha a principle role in the King and I.

We also seek any persons interested in joining us for the pit choir, backstage, props and costume or make up team interested? Get in touch at 086 8385301.

Community Games

The Taghmon Community Games AGM is on Tuesday, October 1, upstairs in the GAA Community Centre at 8.30 p.m. Please come along to ensure Taghmon Community Games continues in 2020.

Castle Vintage Club

The Dick Williams Memorial tractor run is being held on Sunday, October 6, leaving Taghmon Community Centre at 11 a.m. Spot prizes on the day.

Camross Drama Group

We are delighted to announce dates for our two One-act Plays - 'The Last of the Last of the Mohicans' by Hugh Leonard and 'Pity about Kitty' by Jimmie Chinn (DLI Festival entry) Sunday, October 13 - Camross Hall Thursday, October 17 - Wexford Arts Centre Sunday, October 20 - Fethard-on-Sea (St Mary's Hall) Tickets on door - also book online for Wexford Arts Centre. 'Pity about Kitty' has been accepted by Goresbridge, Kilmallock, Skerries, Cork, Palmerstown and Doonbeg festivals - break a leg to cast and crew. Like us on Facebook for updates.

What's on in TAG Centre

Tuesday: Yoga 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo - Doors open 7.30 p.m., start-time 8 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Forever Fit 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jiving/Quickstep (with Paul) 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: Drama Classes 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Irish Dancing 6.10 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chiropodist First Friday of every month. Next visit October 4. Ring Tag Office 053 9134997 to make appointment.

Sunday: Gospel Choir September 15 Every Second Sunday thereafter 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Free Citizens Online courses commencing in September - Beginners and intermediate. For more information contact TAG 053 9134997. Class 1: 10 a.m. to midday Class 2: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Free Counselling Service - Mona 085 1083539.

Expression of interest for the following courses: DIY, Car Theory Test, Posh budget recipes. Contact TAG 053 9134997.

Athletic club notes

Taghmon AC would like to thank all the following who contributed to make this year's cross country event such a success. We were delighted with the turnout this year, we had athletes who travelled from all over Leinster attend. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Our main sponsor Tony Butler Meats. Our additional sponsors Wellbeing Techniques, Linnoco, Sports Active Wexford and the Rising Tide Business Centre. Wexford Civil Defence for first aid cover on the day. The O'Gorman family for use of their land. Sinéad O'Leary, who was starter and Ronnie Bent MC. My Sport Enniscorthy, who sponsored the medal lanyards. Anthony Kehoe, who sponsored the milk. All our volunteers who helped out in the week up to and the day of the event, all those who donated bread/confectionary and everyone who supplied equipment on the day.

Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA held its last meeting September 18 in the Scout Hall. President Mary Noonan opened the meeting and welcomed everyone back after the summer break. Sympathy was extended to the families of Biddy Bogan, Ann Ryan and Maura Doran, may they RIP.

Suzanne Kelly was congratulated on coming second in the Brown bread competition at Federation meeting in June. The patchwork Mascot and Bag used in Taghmon's winning Special Occasion competition in June were entered in the Adamstown Show, the Mascot got Highly Recommended, they were also entered in the Castlebridge Show, the Mascot got first, and the Bag got second prize, well done to all involved in creating them. The Go For Life application was completed. Mella Winters attended An Grianan and did Jewellery making, she showed us the items she made.

ICA Fun walk, Sunday, September 22, Federation meeting September 23, Officers Training Castlebridge September 30 ICA table quiz, Rochfords, Camross, October 24 Gem pack competition; Carrot and Pineapple cake, Nov. Federation meeting. Lemon Drizzle cake competition also to be judged at Nov Federation meeting. Mary Monaghan showed us how to create greeting cards from re-cycling old cards.

Competition; Nicest Tea towel was won by Marie Greene. Raffle was won by Mella Winters. A lovely tea was served by Helen Power. Next meeting October 16 at 7.30 in Scout Hall. New members are always welcome.

GAA club notes

Well done to the camogie team on their great semi-final win over Kilross Gaels last week. Keep an eye on social media for details of the county final. Our under-15 Footballers play Réalt na Mara at St Patrick's Park on October 8 at 7 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated by all teams still playing.

There was no winner of the club lotto draw last week and the next draw takes place tonight. The jackpot will remain at €14,000 till we get a winner but the reserve jackpot will keep going up while we wait. It's now up to €3,200. A winner of the big prize will surely be along soon. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online Taghmon-Camross page on the KlubFunder website. The deadline for online sales is at 6.30 on draw night and the minimum spend on the online system is €6. Tickets can also be bought at the centre or from usual outlets.

Another concert is being lined up for the community centre at the end of November. Big Generator will be playing live at the centre on November 30 Tickets will cost €10.

Camogie notes

After a tough year of training and matches are Junior Ladies have made it to the Championship Final. They are due to play this Sunday, October 6, at 3 p.m. Venue has yet to be confirmed. They will take on the winner of the second semi-final between Glynn-Barntown and Buffers Alley (taking place September 29)

This is the third year in a row to make it to the final, with the girls missing out on victory narrowly the last two years, lets hope that this year is their year.

From all on the committee, we want to wish the team and management the very best of luck.

Wexford People

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