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Sunday 20 October 2019

Around the districts: Kilmore, Our Lady's Island, Piercestown, Tagoat

Kornel Rykiel and Alaxander Maher at the fundraiser for Wexford Hospice in The Mercy School, St John’s Road on Friday afternoon
Kornel Rykiel and Alaxander Maher at the fundraiser for Wexford Hospice in The Mercy School, St John’s Road on Friday afternoon

Kilmore: Sympathy - Sympathy to Roy, George and John Watson on the death of their brother Tom in Liverpool recently.

Sympathy also to the Power family, Kilmore Quay on the death of Pat. May they both rest in peace.

Kilmore Parish Journal

This year the 48th edition of Kilmore Parish Journal will be published. The Journal Committee welcome articles and photographs relating to the history, traditions, culture, activities and life stories of the parish, as well as reports on the many sports activities of the year. We also welcome short tributes to those in our community who have died in recent times from any of our readers. To facilitate efficient preparation and editing of the journal the final date for submitting material is September 30. Material should be sent to kilmoreparishjournal@gmail.com or to any member of the committee.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

The AGM of Tomhaggard Social Centre will take place on Monday, September 30, at 7.30. Everyone welcome to attend.

Ongoing activities - Monday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Shed; 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Kundali Yoga; 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Felting 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art; 8.30 p.m. to 10.15 p.m. Drama. Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Clay Moulding; 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs, Scouts Ventures. Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Class; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Beavers.

Coffee Morning

A huge big thank you to everyone who supported the coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare at Tomhaggard Social Centre on Thursday last. Thank you also to those who donated cakes and helped out. €832 was raised, a fitting tribute to the memory to Molly Roche.

Bridgetown Information/IT Centre

Our next social evening will be on Friday, October 11, at 8 p.m. Location AOH Hall, Bridgetown. Anyone, who would like to display their talent would be more than welcome. Music, song, storytelling Agus Craic. Tea and refreshments will be served on the night. We will also run a raffle during the course of the evening.

We are preparing for the autumn and winter months. Our main aim in the AOH Hall, Bridgetown is to provide activities, services, social items, a range of courses and enhancing IT skills in our IT room.

The floor has now been replaced and as a result we can offer a wider range of activities, e.g. dancing, keep fit classes etc. Also if people need to hold children's parties they are more than welcome.

Volunteers are needed - If you think you can teach others, start up courses or other activities using your talents and knowledge, please contact us at 053 9175523 or email bicinfo18@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you.

IT Centre open Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only €2 per hour for use of a computer. Printing, Scanning, Photocopying and Laminating service also available. To reach us ring 053 9175523 or email bicinfo18@gmail.com. The hall is available for meetings, groups, clubs etc. at €10 per hour. All social welfare forms, drivers licence, pensions etc. available in the office, assistance with filling in same is also provided if needed. All online services, car tax renewal, passport, property tax and all other services are also available.

If members of the community would like to see more services available to them please let us know, we will do our utmost to meet your needs. Please visit our Facebook page Bridgetown Information/Technology Centre, like and share our page to spread the word around to the community and surrounding areas. People of all ages are welcome to avail of our services.

Please note we will be holding Coffee Information Mornings with people giving short talks or advice on relevant subjects to the community later on in the year following the summer holidays.

Kilmore AC

TODDY MOORE 10K - As the dust settles on the inaugural Toddy Moore 10k we would like to extend our thanks to various people without whom the event would not have been possible.

To the Moore family, who kindly gave us permission to rename our race in their fathers/grandfather's honour. To our sponsors, who without we may not have been able to cover the costs of our T-shirts. Your continued support is appreciated.

To our stewards, who helped ensure the race went off safely and without incident for participants. To the order of Malta, who were on hand to provide first aid cover. To Hogan Print and Design for printing flyers, making the road signs and printing the T-shirts, you are all a great help. To all who helped with registration. Thanks especially to County Juvenile Competitions secretary Michelle Byrne for her assistance.

To Kilmore GAA Club for the use of facilities. To Premier Timing Systems for once again doing a great job. To our photographers who did a great job at capturing the action. Tony Crosbie, Leo Coy, Séamus O'Keefe among others. To Ronnie Bent of DMP AC, our fantastic commentator and Louise Kehoe SBR AC his assistant on the day. Thank you for giving up your time. To John Joe Doyle, DMP AC who assisted at the finish line.

To Tomhaggard Women's Shed for their help in the hall and stewarding. It was greatly appreciated. To all who helped in the hall, gave donations of food and supplied spot prizes, thanks a million. And finally to our participants who continue to support our race, we hope to see you in 2020.

Kilmore AC results as follows. 11 Fiona Kehoe Kilmore AC 37:18 SF - first woman; 13 Jackie Carthy Kilmore AC 37:58 F45 - second woman; 14 Nicky Foley Kilmore AC 38:03 M40; 16 Gordon Quinn Kilmore AC 38:44 M45; 32 Rory Cassidy Kilmore AC 42:38 JM; 36 Sharon Cloney Kilmore AC 43:52 SF; 37 Adrian Reville Kilmore AC 44:00 M45; 39 Helen Doyle Kilmore AC 44:15 F45 - first O45; 46 Sinéad O'Brien Kilmore AC 45:00 F45 - second O45; 88 Sinéad Fortune Kilmore AC 51:35 F45; 97 Paul Foley Kilmore AC 53:41 M60; 104 Sarah Mills Kilmore AC 54:57 F40; 109 Peter Thompson Kilmore AC 56:25 M40; 111 Jenny Burrell Kilmore AC 57:27 SF.

TRAINING - We are now back training. Younger Juveniles training on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6.30 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds. Older juveniles and seniors start at 7 p.m. Training every Sunday morning at 10 a.m., location confirmed in parents Whats.

App group. New members, aged seven in year of competition always welcome, contact Mary at 087 7564888.

Active Retirement notes

The indoor County Wexford bowls league kicked off in the past week where Kilmore ARA hosted Ferns Falcons on Wednesday in the Stella Maris Centre. Our Gulls team played a good game but just lost out by 12 points to 10 in a close result. Team members were Frances Moore, Margaret Howlin, Agnes Behan and Anne Lawless. On Tuesday the 24th our Seals team will be away to Ferns Warriors at 2 p.m., those wishing to travel to Ferns please meet in Kilmore car park at 12.30 p.m.

A reminder of our outing to Johnstown Castle and grounds on Thursday, September 26 - all meet in Kilmore car park at 9.45 a.m.

Our Lady's Island

Seniors Outing

A reminder that the senior's half-day out is on tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25, leaving the church yard at 12 o'clock going to the Japanese Gardens in Tramore, a bit of shopping in Waterford and dinner in Dooley's Hotel.

GAA Bingo

The GAA continues every Tuesday night in the Community Hall - 9 p.m. tonight, but from Tuesday next, October 1, the start time will be 8 p.m. for winter. Come along for your chance to win.

Community Coffee Shop

Our Community Coffee Shop is open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for September and from October onwards we open weekends only 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We thank all our volunteers, bakers and all who made private donations. We have had a wonderful season and we are very proud of our new premises.

GAA News

A big couple of weeks ahead for both our adult and underage teams. On Sunday, September 29, at 1 p.m. in Oylegate our Junior A footballers will compete in the County Final against Shamrocks. This is a massive achievement for the club and support on the sidelines will be very welcome. Get the blue and white flying high. The same day the under-13 hurlers will play in the Division 5 Shield final v Taghmon at 10.30 a.m. in Grantstown. Plenty of time for supporters to get to the adult match after shouting on the lads.

On Saturday, September 28, the under-17 hurlers will play their semi-final v Cloney Gaels in Boolabawn at 11 a.m.

The under-15s are awaiting fixtures for their quarterfinals. Wishing all our teams the best of luck.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Frank Nolan on winning €167 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Dohertys, Meylers and Rosslare HbrPost office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

St Paul's AC

There was plenty of action last weekend for both our Juvenile and Senior Athletes first up was Assumpta Carthy, who was in action on Saturday morning in the Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run in Waterford, then closer to home on Saturday evening Ger Maloney, Yvonne Cloney and Johnny Kelly took part in the Toddy Moore 10km Road Race in Kilmore.

The Cross Country Season has started and last Sunday was the Taghmon Open Cross Country in Camross and we had 11 young athletes competing - Mini tots Clare Stafford and Donnacda Byrne. Under-eight Lily Gaul, Sarah Coughlan, Ruth Stafford, Aoibhe Byrne, Harry Sweeney and James Lynch, under-nine Conor Gaul, Tadgh Wright. under-10 Cliona Byrne. Congratulations and well done all.

Training continues at the Field in Kilrane Mondays and Wednesdays at 5.30 p.m.

Piercestown

'American Tea Party'

The board of Knockingall Community Centre opposite the School (Scout & Guide Hall) are once again organising the 'American Tea Party' type community social night on Friday, September 27, starting 7.30 p.m. Live music by Tom Murphy. Tickets €10 pp and bring your own bottle/can whatever on the night.

This was a fantastic night last year, and is a fundraiser for continued upgrading of the centre, we have some water leaking issues which need to be sorted before the 'real winter' returns soon.

The hall is available on some days/evenings to rent for meetings, dance classes, children's birthday parties, and open to all scout seven Guide groups for camping/overnights inside or outside. Contact Jack at 087 6191349 to enquire. thank you to our anchor tenants, the Scout and Guide groups, to our other users thank you for your custom and support.

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Tagoat

Breakfast Morning

This Sunday join us in Tagoat Community Centre for our Breakfast Morning. Come in and get your day off to a great start with a Full Irish Breakfast for only €5. Doors are open from 9.30 and we advise you arrive early as when all the Full Irish Breakfasts are gone, they're gone.

Powerful Pilates

Pilates is ongoing every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in Tagoat Community Centre. Beginners to advanced welcome. Contact Sandy at 086 8906332.

Super Slimmers

We meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. All are welcome to join a great group for fun, food tips and support.

Another 3C event

We will have another 3C event near the end of October, more details to follow.

St Mary's camogie club

Our 12's put up a great fight but ultimately lost out to Monageer-Boolavogue in last Sundays final. The girls started well against strong opposition. No matter how hard the girls tried they couldn't get the break and the little bit of luck they needed. The final scoreline was 3-03 to 0-01. The girls have had a fantastic season and topped their group on the way to getting to the final. There were 24 players on the panel: Eimear, Aoife, Anna, Mollie, Eabha, Sophie, Izzy, Emily, Doireann, Aoibheann, Caoimhe, Ella, Jess, Lucia, Ashley, Saoirse, Orla, Ally, Kate, Katie, Chloe, Emma, Lauren and Aoibhe. Chin up girls. Keep playing and your day will come.

Our junior team, Kilross Gaels, have reached the county semi-final and will play Taghmon in Rathnure on Sunday the 22nd at 2.30 p.m. Why not come out and support the team and help them reach a county final. The team would really appreciate your support. €5 charge on the gate for adults. The ladies beat Oylegate in a thrilling match to qualify for the semi-final. Final score: Kilross Gaels 3-15 Oylegate 4-03. Well done.

The under-10s had a practice match against Davidstown in Tagoat and won by the narrowest of margins. On Sunday the 22nd the girls are in action in the county final against Oulart-The Ballagh. The match is in the Ferns centre of excellence. Throw in at 10.45 a.m. with all support greatly appreciated. There is a €5 charge for entry for adults with under-16s in free. We wish the girls and their mentors the best of luck.

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