Sunday 18 March 2018



Deepest sympathy is extended to Beth Kinsella and Family, Arnettstown on the death of her mother Hannah Coady, Adamstown last weekend. May she rest in peace.


Ladies Football club will hold a table quiz in Breen's Inn, Carrig-on-Bannow on Friday October 8 at 8.30pm. Table of four is €30, junior table is €20, spot prizes and refreshment, please come and support the girls.


The Family Resource Centre are holding a Halloween Disco in Carrig Community Hall on Friday October 29 at 8pm, Primary School students only, admission €5, tickets available at centre or on the door that night.


Fun week October 26th - 29th, bookings now taken for art, craft, baking and much more, contact the centre at 561987.


Ballymitty Youth club Held their A.G.M on September 23rd and we would like to thank all the parents who attended. The following officers were elected: Chairperson - Caroline Moran, Treasurer - Josephine Sinnott, Secretary - Geraldine Kelly and Mairead Nagle, PRO - Margaret Aldridge. The club will be open on Thursday, September 29th, senior disco on Friday, October 1st in Taghmon, parents supervising are Caroline Moran and Josephine Sinnott.


Christmas Shoe Box Appeal - Mai Sweetman wishes to remind you to collect your boxes, fill them for collection for November 10th, please make a big effort to make the little children happy again this year, thank you.


After operating for more than 100 years, the train service linking Rosslare to Waterford has ceased. Last Saturday week the last train travelled the route for the last time. A bus service has been introduced to compensate for the loss of the train service; this runs several times a day.


These classes start on Tuesday October 5th at 10.30am in Carrig Community Centre. Tai Chi is gentle exercise that suits all ages and all fitness levels. It relieves stress and balances the mind and body, for more information contact Wendy at 086 2052168.


The Board of Grantstown/ Priory scheme wishes to express their sincere thanks to all of the staff and volunteers involved in making the Bumper Pongo Night such a success. Thanks to all that helped in any way. It was a real team effort and what a turn out, a brilliant night was had by all.

We wish to also thank the residents and all of you in the local community for supporting our fundraising events at Grantstown and we really hope you enjoyed yourselves. Meals on Wheels, chiropody and hairdressing are all available at Grantstown, for more details please phone 051-561016.

Remember that pongo is now played on Sundays during the winter months all welcome, for details phone 086 8432125 or just come along from 3pm - 5pm.

Pongo winners are: Peg Corcoran, Eileen Hogan, Eileen Murphy, Maura Furlong, Helen Staunton, Johnny Roche, Kathleen Cosgrave, Bill Davey, Jim Waters, Kathleen Walshe, Margaret Jareth, Jim Monaghan, Nancy Kehoe, Babs Kelly, Tottie Byrne, Peg Egan, Mary Barry, Mai Sweetman, Betty Egan, Margaret Furlong, Mary Murphy, Kathy O'Hanlon, Bill Davey, Kitty Walsh, Shalley Boyce, Molly Waters, Marg Furlong, Joan Roche, Pat Whelan, Kitty Goggan, Mary Murphy and Joan Reville.


There will be a meeting for Bannow senior youth club on Friday October 1st at 8pm in the squash court for anyone that can spare two hours on a Friday night to help out with the club.


Deepest sympathy to the Kehoe Family, Michael, Emily, Katie and Jodie on the sudden death of their dad Michael Kehoe last week. Michael was in his 48th year and his remains were brought to Church of the Assumption Bree on Thursday evening at 7.30pm and he was buried after requiem mass on Friday at 2pm. Michael was a brother of Deputy Paul Kehoe, may he rest in peace.


The Bannow/Ballymitty Active Retirement Association members had a busy time lately with eight members enjoying a game of ten pin bowling at Leisure Max, Drinagh on Tuesday of last week. One gent found the gutter very handy to miss the pins. It was 'Sailors Ahoy' last Thursday as eight members were brought on a cruise up and down on the river Barrow on a barge.

Thanks to Michael for his time and patience with his new crew and he even had the nerve to let them steer his barge. He is lucky to have a barge to day. All looking forward to another trip in the near future.

Eva led the members for a walk around St. Kearns last Monday morning, which was enjoyed by all the walkers. On this Thursday night September 30th, Jackie Handcock will host a game of whist in Carrig Community Centre at 8pm.


Schoolboy soccer has resumed and this year we have an u8 team for the first time. On their first outing this season they defeated Adamstown 5-3 with goals from Cathal Cummins (3), Eoin O Connor and John Crosbie and followed that up with an impressive 6-1 victory in Crossabeg with a hat trick for John Crosbie along with strikes from Eoin O Connor, Josh White and Cathal Cummins.

The u10's defeated Adamstown in their first match with goals from Robert Cogley, Jack Donoghue, Ryan Molloy, Sean McCormack and Aaron Neville, but went down 4-2 in their second game to Duncannon. Ryan Molloy and Paigh Finn on target for Corach.

The U14's have got off to a flying start also with a 7-3 home victory over Rathnure with goals from Aaron Diskin (2), Conor Neville (2), Richie Walsh, Conor Anglim and Daryl Murphy. They followed that up last satutday with an impressive 40 away victory over Rosslare strand with Adam Diskin, Richie Walsh, Aaron Diskin and Liam Nolan on target.

This weekend will see the schoolgirls league get underway, with the u10's and u14's in action and the schoolboys will see the u8's and u16's in action also. Check sports pages for times and venues. Any parent who wishes to register a child to play can still do so by contacting Willie 051 561277, Toddy 087 6413712 or Ellen 087 2370483.

The Last Man Standing competition is underway and thanks to an incredible victory by West Brom over Arsenal, most of our entrants are out. We will be starting again very soon, so if you would like to try your luck, why not give it a go. Entry fee is only €10 and you could win up to €500, whilst at the same time supporting your local club. To secure your entry or for further details, contact John, Breda or any committee member.

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