Monday 11 December 2017



The jackpot in the St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €3,300 and tickets are available at the local shops and from club members at €1.50. A match three prize of €300 is also up for grabs each week.The numbers drawn were 2,16,20,25. The St. Fintan's club would like to thank you all for your continued support.


As yet another Wexford festival opera season draws ever closer the fringe events associated with the festival would not be complete without the Ballycogley players. This is the largest annual fringe festival in the south east and it celebrates its 60th birthday this year and the Ballycogley players are proud and honoured to have contributed to these events for many years past.

This year will be no different with the group performing three very funny and entertaining one act plays on October 25th, 26th and 27th in St Michaels SVP hall Thomas St. (opposite CBS school). Admission is ten euro and the curtain will be drawn at 8pm. The group will present "Parental Guidance" by Eammon Kelly, "The Try" a new play by local man Greg Brannock and "The Fat Lady Sings" by David Tristram. A night with the "Players" wont get rid of your troubles but will certainly help you forget about them for a couple of hours.


Can those who have outstanding scout sponsorship cards for the recent 10k walk in Kilmore please return them to Breda Hayes or any scout leader as soon as possible. Thanks to all those who completed the walk or have given a donation.


The St Fintans/Our Ladys Island u-14 football team will play St Pats in a county semi final game in St Patricks park Enniscorthy on Wednesday evening October 17th at 7.15pm. Please come along and give these future stars your support.


The Ballycogley Players would like to send their condolences to Harry and Teresa Ringwood and family Enniscorthy on the death of their daughter and sister Noelle following a car accident at Camolin during the recent past. May she rest in peace.


The St Fintans intermediate football team will take on Naomh Eanna, Gorey in the replay of this years intermediate A football championship in Wexford park on Saturday October 20th at 3pm. The teams played out a very entertaining draw in Wexford park three weeks ago. So once again we call on your support to become the "Extra" man.


The Wexford town launch of One Shade Of Green by Helen Skrine was performed by Liam Gaul at the Book Centre, South main street, Wexford on Thursday evening last. Liam paid tribute to the quailty of the writing and gave the attendance a taster of some of the stories but leaving the audience wondering, thus encouraging them to purchase the book.

He also paid tribute to the publishers the Ballycogley Heritage group for recognising the value of the book and undertaking the publishing of it. He complimented the on the quality of the publication.

Speaking on behalf of the group Fintan Murphy paid tribute to Helens writing, thanked Liam for launching the book, C&R Print for the quality of their work and the Book Centre for hosting the launch. The book is on sale at the Book Centre, Foleys of Ballycogley and will also be distributed to good bookshops around the county.


A charity dance in aid of the Mayglass church restoration fund will take place in the Danby Lodge Hotel on Friday November 2nd from 9pm till late. Music by Tom Murphy. Tickets costing 7.50 euro will be available at the door or contact 086 3117991.


The St Fintans intermediate A football team took on Killcavan of Laois on Saturday afternoon last in Wexford park in the first round of the A.I.B. Leinster junior club championship.

A game which the club hoped to be a good workout for next Saturdays replay of the intermediate A football county final turned out to be a non event with the men from the sunny south east cruising to a 411 to 1-9 victory with the Kilcavan goal coming from a penalty kick with just minutes remaining.

The contest was not helped when a Kilcavan player was sent off for a second bookable offence just before the half time whistle at which St Fintans led on a scoreline of 3-6 to 0-6. This game did help the twenty players used to come to terms with the rather "dead" surface of the park something they will encounter next weekend. Well done all concerned.


An under strenght Division 2 side suffered a heavy defeat on Sunday last when they lost out to Corach Ramblers on a scoreline of 5-0, Noel Rafferty, Archie Jones and Graham Healy tried hardest for the Blacks.

The Division 3a side also suffered a heavy defeat to Ballymurn but did manage to find the net with goals from Lorcan Byrne and Gary Redmond. The club would like to wish the best of luck to St Fintans in the replay of the county intermediate A final this weekend.


It's that time of year again when rehearsals are beginning for our 2013 show. This year we are putting on a new Variety Show. Dates are still to be confirmed but provisionally we are looking at early April 2013.

We are seeking lots of new members for this years' show both male and female. This is a great community organisation and a great way to meet new people. Perhaps you have some great ideas for new scenes or comedy. Maybe you took part in shows many years ago and would like to get back involved. We are always looking for boys/men in our shows and this year is no different. We want to see you all!

Rehearsals for Young Adults (18 upwards) will commence on Thursday October 18th at 8.30 pm in the Stella Maris Centre. Rehearsals for Teenagers and Adults will commence on Thursday October 25th at 8.30 pm in the Stella Maris Centre. Rehearsal for Children will commence on Sunday November 4th at 1.30 pm in the Stella Maris Centre.

The registration fee this year is €20 for Adults and €15 for Children. For a family of 3 or more taking part the fee is €40. This fee must be paid on the first day of rehearsals. Registration forms will be available on our Facebook page or available on the day. We look forward to welcoming everyone at a rehearsals and to our 2013 show!


Having passed the test in its previous three qualifying races the greyhound Ashfield Impact stood no chance in its final qualifier for the final of the Connolly Redmills Irish Laurels stakes as he recieved a number of bumps after leaving the traps which put paid to his chances. Nevertheless Kitty Goldsmith's birthday present has to date given her many fun moments and hopefully she has many more to look forward to. Well done all.


The Kidz Academy afterschool childcare facilty is open Monday to Friday 2pm til 6pm with a collection service available. Children's Cooking Classes avaialble also. Contact Clare on 0872787356 for more information.

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