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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Ballycanew -- all the news

Evening mass for Lent will be held in Ballyoughter Church on Thursday February 28th at 7.30p.m. Old photos & Information Ballycanew Tidy Towns committee (5th and 6th class pupils of Ballycanew NS) are researching the history of the village for a Heritage Trail. They are looking for old photos and information on the history of all the buildings in Ballycanew. If you can help in any way please contact Lili Masterson on 087-6380966 or Ann Tighe on 087-7433684 or call to into the school office.

Evening mass for Lent will be held in Ballyoughter Church on Thursday February 28th at 7.30p.m. Old photos & Information Ballycanew Tidy Towns committee (5th and 6th class pupils of Ballycanew NS) are researching the history of the village for a Heritage Trail. They are looking for old photos and information on the history of all the buildings in Ballycanew. If you can help in any way please contact Lili Masterson on 087-6380966 or Ann Tighe on 087-7433684 or call to into the school office.

St Patrick's GAA Lotto

There no winner of the jackpot on Monday February 18th; winning numbers were 15, 19, 22, 24; nobody matched 3 numbers so €200 was donated to the Hope Foundation.

Monster Cabaret Night

The Irish Wheelchair Association, Ballycanew are holding a monster cabaret night in the Ramble Inn on Saturday March 2nd. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Centenary Publication

A proposed publication of a centenary book on the history of St Molings church, Ballycanew. We are looking for any old documentation, journals, letters, postcards, photos, bill heads, poems, essays, minutes of meetings etc that anyone may have. (These will of course be duly returned). The launch date of the book will be September 22nd. If you can help please contact Fr Orr on 087-7538684 or Kathleen on 087-6543729 Dog Walkers

Ballyoughter NS

Enrolment Forms are now available for September 2012 in Ballyoughter National School. Please call into the school or contact the school at 9382000 for an application form.

A children's book fair will be held in Ballycanew NS from Monday March 4th to Thursday March 7th from 9.15a.m. - 10a.m. and from 1.30 - 3.30p.m. Parents and members of the public are most welcome to attend as their support would be very much appreciated. Mobile book cases packed with the best books will be displayed in the PE room of the school. Commission from all the purchases will be used to purchase more books for the new school library.

School Upcoming dates

Confirmation for 5th and 6th class pupils from Ballycanew National School and Ballyoughter National school will take place on Wednesday 13th March at 2pm in Ballyoughter Church. First Confession will take place on Thursday March 21st in St Molings Church at 7.30p.m. First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday May 18th at 11a.m. in St Molings Church.

Community Games

The talent Show was a great success congratulations to everyone who took part a big thank you to Rhoda Darcy & Henry Percival who judged the talent they did not have an easy job also to the Ballygarrett GAA for the use of the complex.

Notes

If you have anything you would like included in your local notes please contact Ann on 087-7433684 or email annkehoe@yahoo.ie by 6p.m. on Sunday evenings at the latest and by 6p.m. on Thursday evenings when a Bank Holiday occurs.

BAllygarrett

Collection thanks

The County Wexford Community Workshop, Enniscorthy, sends its thanks to all who supported its recent church gate collection in Ballygarrett. A total of €292.85 was raised. Thanks also to the collectors who helped out on the day.

Macamores AC

The club want to extend a big well done to those that turned out in the rain on 7th February to start the Couch to 5km program. For those that couldn't make it but are still interested the group sessions are Sundays at 10am and Tuesdays at 7pm meeting at Realt na Mara GAA Club. The program is on Macamores AC Facebook page for anyone to view. Keep up the good work if you've already started and come and join us if you haven't but still want to.

gaa Blotto

There was no jackpot winner in last week's Realt na Mara Ballygarrett GAA Club Blotto Draw. The numbers picked were: 1, 2, 15, and 27. The €20 lucky dip winners were: Colm Kenneally; Cecelia Lawless; Ann Casey; Don O'Brien; and Fiona Cameron. This week's jackpot stood at 3,400.

Boolavogue

Golf society AGM

The AGM of the Harrow Golf Society will be held in the Harrow on Monday next, 4th.of March starting at 8.00pm. All members are urged to attend and new members are always welcome.

Biggest Loser 2013

The second challenge in the Monageer/Boolavogue GAA 'Biggest Loser' competition was the cycle competition on Sunday last4th February. This left the complex at 1.00 pm sharp and traveled through Clondaw to the Harrow and back to Monageer via the Harrow. The final trial, a walk/run from Boolavogue Church to Monageer via the Harrow, on Saturday 2nd March.

GAA Lotto Draw

The Jackpot still survives! No one had the numbers drawn last time and so the top prize is now €10,000. The closest to the prize winning numbers was Jimmy Mernagh, who scooped the €160 'match-three' prize.

The next draw will be in the Club Complex in Monageer on Tuesday 5th March at 9.30pm. Everyone is invited to attend and if you have your €2 ticket, you could see your own numbers drawn.

Soccer News

On Saturday last the U-9s drew 0-0 with Ferns while the U-9 second squad lost by 3-7. Harry Goff got the first goal and Alex Keegan added two. Away to Shamrocks, the U-11 team won by 6-1. Cormac Walsh on tip-top form, scored a hat-trick, Ryan Milling added two and Patrick Redmond got the sixth score. Shane Kirwan was player-of-the-match. The U-12s travelled to Gorey for a friendly against Gorey Celtic and won 7-1. Jack Tyrrell netted four times, Niall Corrigan and Adam Byrne added one each while man-of-the-match, Lee O'Connor scored the final goal.

Ministers of the Word

On Saturday night, 2nd March, at the Vigil Mass for Sunday, Caroline Farrington will be helping distribute Holy Communion and Dorothy Hall will be on duty as Eucharistic Minister on Sunday morning. Martina Ivory will be reading at the Saturday evening Mass with Marie Barne reading at the Sunday morning Mass.

School Enrolment

Boolavogue National School are now taking enrolments for the 2013-2014 school year. If you wish to enroll your child, please contact Sabrina or Laura on 053-9366998 for more information. All are welcome.

First Confession

First penance will be taking place on Tuesday 5th March at 8.00p.m. in St Cormac's Church, Boolavogue for all the children in second class. Everyone in the community is welcome to come along on the night and share the joy of reconciliation with the children and their families. We look forward seeing you there on the night.

Handball

Anyone who is interested in playing handball or learning to play handball is asked to please contact Sean McCabe on 087 2124306.

If there is enough interest, a club may be set up. It is envisaged that the proposed club would be open to all ages, male or female.

Courtown

Riverchapel Whist

Top score winner at the Riverchapel Whist Drive last Thursday was Eileen Dunbar. In the ladies' section, Alice Gibney was first; Kevin Conroy was second; Frances Sinnott was third; and half-time winner was Florence Kavanagh. In the gents' section, Molly Beckett was first; Peg Byrne was second; and J. Doran and A. Dooley were third. The half-time winner was Collette O'Toole. The raffle prizes were won by: Florence Kavanagh; Frances Kavanagh; Naomi Tomkins; Eileen Dunbar; Betty Tomkins; and Alice Gibney.

Collection thanks

The County Wexford Community Workshop, Enniscorthy, sends its thanks to all who supported its recent church gate collection in Riverchapel. A total of €408.18 was raised. Thanks also to the collectors who helped out on the day.

hibs Race night

Courtown Hibs are holding a Race Night in The 19th, Courtown, on Friday, March 1, at 9 p.m. Everyone welcome.

40th celebrations

Courtown Hibs are also celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. A dinner dance will be held on June 7 in The Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. Tickets are €35 each and are on sale now from any team manager, or from The 19th or Jimmyz or the Taravie.

As part of the 40 year celebrations, a picture book is being compiled to record the history of the club. If you have any old photographs or newspaper cuttings, please contact Gina at 087 6107573.

Rowing Club

Courtown Rowing Club's new season starts at the South Beach in Courtown, on Sunday, March 3, at 10 a.m. New members are welcome. Phone 087 1301725 for more information.

Service Times

The service times in the Ardamine Union of parishes this week are as follows: Sunday, March 3: Monamolin, 9 a.m. MP Mr. R. McCabe; Ardamine 10.15 a.m. HC The Very Rev. L. Forrest; Kilnamanagh 11.45 a.m. HC The Very Rev. L. Forrest.

Tourism meeting

A meeting of Courtown Tourism will be held on Thursday, February 28, in The Taravie Hotel, Courtown, at 8 p.m. to plan a weekend festival for the village in July.

It's hoped the event can be organised as a celebration of The Gathering. All are most welcome to attend the meeting, as the more support the event receives, the better chance it has of being a success for the local area.

Quiz Night

A Medical Students Overseas Relief Table Quiz will be held in The Taravie Hotel, on Friday, March 8, at 8.30 p.m.

This summer, local medical student Aisling Timmons is travelling to Africa to volunteer in a hospital with Medical Students Overseas Relief (MSOR).

MSOR is a voluntary society run by fifth year medical students of UCD since 1974. The aim of MSOR is to provide aid to third world countries in the form of medical volunteers and money for drugs and equipment. All the money raised will go directly to the hospital itself. Entry is €5 per person. Teams of four. All support is greatly appreciated.

Realt na Mara Blotto

There was no jackpot winner in last week's Realt na Mara Ballygarrett GAA Club Blotto Draw. The numbers picked were: 1, 2, 15, and 27. The €20 lucky dip winners were: Colm Kenneally; Cecelia Lawless; Ann Casey; Don O'Brien; and Fiona Cameron. This week's jackpot stood at 3,400.

Kilmuckridge

Coffee Morning

A Sunday Coffee Morning in aid of KMH Development Fund will be held in The Crosses on Sunday 3rd March at 11am. Door Prize and Raffle,.

Photos of Panto on display and available to order. Admission in is 3. Look forward to seeing you there.

St Joseph's School

Enrolment for Junior Infants for September 2013 are now taking place application forms available from the school office phone: 0539130144.

Coffee Morning

Kilmuckridge 79 Club are having a coffee morning in the Crosses on Friday 1st March at 10am - 12noon. Admission is €3 with the usual raffle/door prizes. Tickets on sale or admission at door on the morning.

Bridge

Results: 1st Joe & Podge Usher Ballygarrett 2nd Margaret Murphy Morriscastle and Lee Geary Blackwater. Bridge takes places in Séan Ógs Kilmuckridge at 7.30pm on Mondays.

drama festival

The Kilmuckridge Memorial Hall Drama Festival continues until this Saturday 2nd March. Show starts nightly at 8pm, Admission: Adults €10, Children €5, Patrons tickets for 9 nights €50.

Church Lotto

Winning numbers on 11th February were 3. 11.12.23. there was no jackpot winner, match 3 winners: Paul Clark, Laurence Mythen Oulart, Olivia Mc Cullagh Kilmuckridge.

Bereaved

Sincere sympathy is extended to Fr Seamus Larkin PP, Litter, Kilmuckridge on the death of his brother Martin, Dunmain, Gusserane which occurred on Monday 18th February.

His remains were removed to St John the Baptist church Gusserane on Tuesday evening and the burial took place in the adjoining cemetery after 12 o'clock requiem mass on Wednesday. Martin is survived by his loving wife Mary son Matt brother Larry sisters Cassie, Jean, Ber, Brid & Agnes, daughter in law, grandchild, nieces, nephews extended family, friends and neighbours all of whom mourn his passing and to whom sympathy is extended.

Late Mairéad Parker

Sincere sorrow was caused by the death of Ms Mairéad Parker, Killincooley and formerely Oylegate which occurred in Oatfield Nursing Home deceased was in her 92nd year.

Her remains reposed in the Oratory in Oatfield Nursing Home on Wednesday and were removed at 10.30am on Thursday morning to St Marys parish church Kilmuckridge for requiem mass at 11.30am followed by burial in the adjoining St Mary's cemetery.

Mairéad is mourned by her twin sister Eileen Byrne, nephews, nieces other family relatives, neighbours and friends all of whom mourn her passing and to whom sympathy is extended. RIP.

Coffee Evening

Coffee fundraising evening will be held in the local KMH on Tuesday 12th March from 7-9.30pm. A raffle and sale will also be held on the night and tickets will be availabe on the night. The proceeds will be in aid of M.S.A. (Multiple System Apraphy). Tickets for coffee evening are €3. All support for this very worthy cause will be greatly appreciated.

Death of Willie Sinnott

The parish was shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Willie Sinnott of Roselea, Morriscastle, on Sunday, February 24. His remains reposed at his home from yesterday, Monday, and will be removed to St. Mary's Parish Church tomorrow, Wednesday at 11.30 a.m. arriving for 12 noon Mass. House private on Wednesday morning. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Lourdes Invalid Fund.

He was the beloved son of the late Katie Sinnott who passed away just a month ago. He is survived by his loving wife Kathleen, sons Eamon and David, daughter Noeleen, son in law, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces and family.

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