The Banow/ Ballymitty Active Retirement Association will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday night April 26 in Carrig community centre at 8 p.m. Those who are 50 years of age or over are welcome to join. The past month members went on scenic walks, ten-pin bowling, the theatre and cinema and darts.
The association were cast into a cloud of gloom on Tuesday evening April 3rd with the sad news of the passing in Wexford general Hospital of their founder member Jim Cosgrave, Bannow who was in his late sixties. Jim was the first secretary of the association and was the driving force behind all the activities they ran.
Members of the association formed guards of honour at his funeral service at the Church of Mary Immaculate and St, Joseph Carrig on Bannow and members also participated in the funeral service on Good Friday. Jim was laid to rest in Bannow Cemetery where sad farewell was given to their comrade and sympathy with his wife, Lorraine, children, Sheena and Danmien and grandchildren, son in law, daughter in law, sisters relatives and friends, may he rest in peace.
Deepest sympathy to the O'connor family on the death of their brother Noel in England earlier this month. Noel was in his fifties and is survived by his sisters Cathy, Caroline, Ann and Maureen, brothers Fintan, Tony, Nicholas, Seamus, Eamonn and John. Noel's remains were brought home and he was buried in Rathangan cemetery after mass last Friday, may he rest in peace.
Many thanks to all who sponsored Pauline Byrne who rose €2,600 for the Carers Association on completing her Pet Mania sponsored walk on Easter Monday.
BANNOW'S GOT TALENT
The talent contest in running to an end and we have had great nights of entertainment. Tir na nog, Wellingtonbridge on Saturday April 14 was one of the most enjoyable nights, thanks to Michael and Theresa for looking after us so well and for the lovely food they provided, raffle on the night was won by Phil Bishop, Aidan Sinnott, Eleanor Browne and Eileen Hannon.
On Saturday April 21, Stafford's of Tullicanna held their show and then on Friday May 4 the Grand Final takes place in Carrig Community Centre (please note change of date).
COISTE NA NOG
The finals of the Tom Moran Car Sales U8 Indoor Ground Hurling League were held recently at our Indoor Arena in Grantstown with some great hurling on the day. All had brilliant entertainment and the players showed great improvement in their play over the tournament. In all the finals many of the players could have gotten man of the match awards with solid and hard working displays to others who showed touches of skill and speed that we all hope to see more of the future.
First up was Final 5 with Clongeen coming out on top against Taghmon with Clongeen's Sean Whelan man of the match. Horeswood gave Bannow/ballymitty a walk over in Final 4 so all our players gave a great display of some fine hurling with Eoin Roche getting man of the match for his solid displays in the league round matches. Adamstown and St. James were in Final 3 and were even at full time, the only draw of the tournament with Adamstown winning 2-0 on penalties. Jamie Foley was man of the match from St. James. Gusserane got the better of Rathgarogue-cushinstown in Final 2 with Adam Whelan man of the match for Gusserane.
Last up was Final 1 with everyone expecting a real cracker, which is how it turned out. Some great powerful hurling between Fethard and Cloughbawn, with Fethard just a little bit stronger in the end and won it 4-3. Another Whelan man of the match, this time Eoin Whelan from Fethard. Tom Moran presented lovely trophies and medals to all the winners and losers on the day with the help of '96 AllIreland winner Dave Guiney. Everyone had refreshments and many thanks to those who helped during the league and finals day.
Congratulations to J.R. Finn, Alan O'neill, Shane Rossiter, Phil Coleman and sub Seamus O'neill on winning the 40 x 20 county junior league team of four to bring the 40 x 20 season to a very successful end. As the 60 x 30 championships are due to start in 3 weeks time, congratulations also to Niamh miller who was narrowly beaten in the girls U-10 County Final last week and also to dean O'neill who was beaten in the semi final of the boys U-10.
Next meeting for Community alert takes place on Monday May 14 in Carrig Hall. Concert Defibrillator We are looking for your old mobile phones to help us get a defibrillator, we are getting one for each side of the parish and 250 mobile phones will get us one so if you have any old phones lying around your house please drop into the box at Bannow P.O. thank you.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the Neville Family Bannow on the death of Pat during the week, may he rest in peace.
U12 football training continues every Tuesday in Grantstown from 4-5pm.
TEACH NA NOG
We are currently taking enrollments for both Playschool and Montessori places for september 2012. Enrolment forms are available from Sarah or Theresa. To ensure your child secures a place it is adviseable to book ASAP to avoid disappointment.