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Monday 9 December 2019

Around the districts: Kilmore, Taghmon-Camross

Ciara Day, Kathleen Kelly and Mary White enjoying the fashion show in the Riverbank Bank House Hotel in aid of Tomhaggard Social Centre and Women’s Shed
Ciara Day, Kathleen Kelly and Mary White enjoying the fashion show in the Riverbank Bank House Hotel in aid of Tomhaggard Social Centre and Women’s Shed

Kilmore: Kilmore Quay ICA - Kilmore Quay ICA would like to thank everyone who supported their annual Christmas raffle in aid of seniors party and to Des and Bernie Quigley for having the draw on their premises last Friday night.

The following are the lucky winners: First prize Emer Boyd; second Nick Hayes; third Eileen Byrne;4th Marian McGlynn;5th Christy Sinnott; sixth Seán Nolan.

Bridgetown Information and IT Centre

The office is open Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We would like some feedback regarding what courses or services the community would like to see available to them. We will do our utmost to accommodate their wishes. Please call in, or ring us at 053 9175523 or email bicinfo18@gmail.com. Members of the community are welcome to call in any time for a chat and a cuppa, our door is open. If there is any activity the community would like to see commencing such as exercise classes, dancing etc. please let us know as we now have the new floor completed and can accommodate such activities. The hall is also now available for small parties, family gatherings etc. at €10 per hour.

Date for your diary

BCD is delighted to announce their annual Christmas event on Sunday, December 1. Christmas in Bridgetown over the last few years has seen our community come together, in a special way to light up our community Christmas tree, and share the spirit of Christmas with friends and neighbours.

This year we hold our event at the AOH Hall. We will start with a bazaar, local crafts, tea and refreshments, mulled wine, etc. Bottle stall, wheel of fortune, raffles, chat, stories, and some Carol's for all to join in.

We will then walk to the 1916 Garden with the help of Santa and light up our community tree. This part of course will be weather permitting, and we hope to sing Carol's on our journey to our tree.

Santa will make his annual visit and with his special fairy dust and count down magically light up our community tree, he will then pass out some gifts for the kids.

Anyone wishing to get involved in this special day please contact the group. We have limited space for anyone wanting to display crafts and produce and tables are been snapped up with great response so far. Some of our display will be from crafty ladies, Men's Shed, Bridgetown Vocational School students, FDYS Carol singers interested in taking part please let us know.

Christmas in Bridgetown is a free community event. We hold it in association with Wexford County Council and BCD and local businesses. We look forward to seeing you all on this special day.

Kilmore AC

BRITISH AND IRISH MASTERS INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY - Fantastic results from the British and Irish Masters International Cross Country in Aintree on Saturday.

Fiona Kehoe had a superb race to finish second in the O35 category, leading the Irish O35 team to gold. On the team also, Claire McGuigan (Lifford Strabane AC), Kate O'Neill (MSB AC) and Helen McCready (Rosses AC). Having finished second last year to England it was great for the team to win. This is also much improved individual performance from Fiona.

Jackie Carthy also had another great race finishing fourth in the O45 category. The Irish team won a very impressive silver medal. Jackie continues to put on mightely impressive displays in the green singlet several times a year.

The club is beyond proud of Fiona and Jackie. They continue to put our small club on the map. Well done, ladies.

Both Fiona and Jackie thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations in Stockport.

Leinster Juvenile Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships, Ferbane 9/11.

The Leinster Juvenile Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships took place in Ferbane, Co. Offaly on Saturday, November 9.

Following persistent rain in the fortnight prior, athletes were delighted when conditions underfoot around the course were pretty good. The weather remained good for most of the day but was bitterly cold throughout.

Kate Fortune was first up in the girls under-11 1500m race. Kate had a great run in this race, out of her age group. She continues to go from strength to strength and all the hard training is definetly paying off. She is one of the ever presents at training. She finished in 138th position.

In the girls under-13 2500m race, Rayna Thompson and Katie Foley both had fantastic races finishing 36th and 74th respectively. The girls were both scored on the Wexford team.

Freya Thompson, Arwyn Thompson and Kate O'Flaherty were next up in the girls under-15 3500m race. This race was the first that had to contend with the 2500m loop. All of the girls ran very well, coming 48th, 68th and 85th.

Senan Murray ran in the boys under-17 5000m and had a solid race to finish in 52nd. The Wexford team had six finishers within the top 30 and as a result of this cruised to county team title. This means Senan will now have the opportunity to run in the National Championships in Dunboyne on December 15.

Rory Cassidy ran the under-19 6000m race finishing in 32nd place. Rory fought hard throughout the race and really dug deep and was very happy with his performance.

Winter League

Kilmore AC will have their final round of their annual winter league on Sunday, December 1. Venue and time TBC.

REGISTRATION NIGHT - Kilmore AC will hold a registration night for 2020 on Tuesday, December 10, at 6.30 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Centre. Due to new AAI rules the registration is due earlier this year. Juvenile athletes - €20. Adult members - €30. New members aged 7+ welcome.

INTERMEDIATE CROSS COUNTRY - Kilmore AC will host the Mr Oil County Intermediate Cross Country Championships on Sunday, December 8. Venue and time TBC Distances, Women 4k, Men 8k.

GOOD LUCK - Good luck to Fiona Kehoe, running in next weekends Irish Life Health National Senior Cross Country Championships in Abbottstown, Dublin. All the club is behind you Fiona.

COUCH TO 5K - This is now back every Monday at 7 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds. All adults welcome to come along, improve their fitness with the ultimate aim of running 5k.

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.

50th birthday

Belated 50th birthday wishes go to Mr Billy Cloney better known as Wilser Ballyhealy North Kilmore. On the day of his birthday his family got him away for the day and on his return home that night a very special party had been arranged in his house with up to 50 of his friends and family had a great night. We wish Wilser plenty more special occasions.

Kilmore Parent Association

Christmas time is approaching fast. Kilmore Parent association are looking forward to the festive time and excited little children in school and community. We are organising or supporting following events coming up in November and December.

November 27, Wednesday - Kilmore PA Quiz 8.30 p.m. start sharp; December 6 - Kilmore Lights Up from 7 p.m. and children disco in Kilmore Community Hall; December 12 - Christmas Elves Bake Cookies (donations will go to Kilmore First Responders group to purchase another DIFIB) - from 10 a.m. and from 6.30 p.m. before school Christmas Nativity, we will also have tickets for the Kilmore Village Christmas Raffle to purchase; and finally Santa will visit the school on December 20.

We would like to ask your help with baking gingerbreads, cookies and other Christmas colourful treats for December 12, bring them in on December 12 from 9 a.m.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore Active Retirement Association will hold its annual General meeting on Thursday, December 5, at 2 p.m. in Mary Barry's. Please note new time and venue for our first afternoon meeting. Refreshments will be served.

Bowls - Kilmore Seals will play Enniscorthy Slaneyside in the county indoor bowls league on Tuesday the 26th at 3.30 p.m. in Enniscorthy. The Kilmore Gulls team will play at home on Wednesday the 27th against Ferns Falcons at 2 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre.

Taghmon-Camross

Environment Awards

Well done to Castlehayestown Crew on getting highly commended in the Environment Awards with their entry 'The Sceach' in the Best New Entry category. Well done also to St Garvan's Well in Caroreigh on receiving highly commended in Best Heritage Preservation and Conservation project.Both groups received monetary awards plus vouchers.

Congratulations to John and Anne O'Brien on the award for their outstanding contribution to the environment over a long number of years. A number of years ago they both helped pupils from St Garvan's school with the Shell Bridge project. They received a hamper of pottery and plaque. All groups received daffodil bulbs including Camross ICA who also had an entry with the ICA Rockery.

Little Sea Musical Society

The Little Sea Musical Society invites you to come join them to open this year's Christmas Season with Mary Poppins Returns with Willy Wonka and Christmas Classics. An event for all the family with our Christmas Treats at the Interval.

Shows in Carrig Hall on December 5 and 6 and Fethard on December 7. Tickets On Sale now at thelittleseamusicalsociety.com and in local outlets.

Dancing at Camross

Shane Moore will have all our dancing friends 'tripping the light fantastic' at our December dance which will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday, December 6. The free draw continues for December and January, with the Grand Draw for monetary prizes plus more being held on Friday, January 3. Dancing 9.30 p.m. till late, admission €10 including the tea.

What's on in TAG

Tuesday: Yoga 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo 8 p.m., doors open 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates 10.11 a.m. Forever - Fit 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jive/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 7.10 p.m. Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: Chiropodist: First Friday of every month Next visit - Friday, December 6.

Counselling Service: Mona 085 1083539.

St Garvan's NS, Caroreigh

SHOE BOX APPEAL - A big thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Over 50 boxes were collected.

CAMOGIE CHAMPS - The Taghmon-Camross camogie team visited us recently, bringing the silverware they won by capturing the County Championship and Vounty League titles recently. They received a great welcome. Well done to all involved.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT - The Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday, December 11, in Camross Hall at 7.30 p.m. More details later.

GAA notes

The club lotto draw is on again 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 €4,400. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the 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 from usual outlets.

With Christmas coming up why not take a look at the club's O'Neills website for a few gift ideas. There's a wide selection of stock available to suit all ages, players and supporters.

Big Generator will be playing live at the centre next Saturday, November 30, and tickets will cost €10. Our camogie club are running a fundraiser in collaboration with the Hope Cancer Foundation. Tickets will be on sale around the village and the draw will take place on Sunday, December 1.

Finally a poker night will take place on Friday, December 6, Tickets will cost €20 and there will be door prize and cash prizes totaling €800.

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