Around the districts: Bannow/Ballymitty and Taghmon/Camross
St Patrick's Day parade: Preparations are under way for this year's parade in Carrig-on-Bannow which will take place on March 17 at 2 p.m. in the village. All groups are invited to take part, whether walking or on floats. For further information or to sign up, please contact Greg (086 8174231), or Catherine (087 2917849).
Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music by Fingers and Strings on Thursday the 16th, Jimmy Barnwell Thursday the 23rd, and to celebrate our third anniversary we have the Wicklow Man and the Drinagh Mummers on Thursday the 30th. All welcome to come along and have a great night of dancing.
Talent by the sea
Date for your diary - A talent competition will be held in the Atlantic Bar, Cullenstown over the August Bank holiday weekend. Watch this space.
Deepest sympathy to the Walsh/Lambert family Graigue Hill on the death of their sister Chrissie Winters (née Walsh) who sadly passed away on Wednesday, March 1, Chrissie is survived by her daughters Kay, Myra, Aileen sons JJ and Liam, sisters Maudi, Alice, Kitty, and Hannah, grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Chrissie was removed from her home on Thursday at 7 p.m. to St Fintan's church Taghmon and funeral Mass was Friday at 11 a.m. with burial afterwards in St Fintan's cemetery with her husband William, who predeceased her. May she rest in peace.
GAA club notes
No winner in the lotto draws last week. Numbers were 7, 14, 17 and 29. Well done to Brian Wallace, who matched three numbers. Jackpot for the next draw will be €8,600.
The Ladies' Football Club have organised a day on the door in Wallace's on Saturday, March 18,. Anyone with an hour to spare to give a hand please contact Pam 085 7396614.
The Intermediate Football team had a good start to their league with a win over St James. They travel to Gusserane this Saturday for round 2 for a 2 p.m. throw in. The junior football squad had a walkover from Starlight's this Sunday they will take on St Joseph's in Grantstown starting at 4.30.
The Junior Hurlers took a walkover from Our Ladies Island on Saturday last. So all teams have gained points at the start of their Leagues.
The Ladies' Football team will start off their league with a match away to Cushinstown this St Patrick's Day at 10 o clock. Good luck ladies.
Well done to everyone who participated in the recent Scor competition and progressed to the next one.
Remember that the deadline for paying your membership is March 31.
All details of fixtures and venues can be seen on our Facebook page and Twitter account.
Have a lovely St Patrick's Day everyone.
A-team were away to our neighbours St Leonards, we started well today were well on top for the first 15 minutes or so without creating any good chances, on 20 minutes we gave away a free 25 yards out which Darren tipped over the crossbar. Five minutes later a good ball up the line from Adam found mark but his first touch was a bit heavy and the chance was gone.
Just after the half hour Barry brought a good save out of the keeper with a shot from the edge of the box and it stayed scoreless till the break. We came out in the second half with that same intensity as the first half and on 53 minutes we got the breakthrough when following a good move Mj was taken down on the edge of the left hand side of the box and from the resulting free Aaron found Gareth and he sent a rasping 20 yard shot to the back of the net for a deserving 1-0 lead.
The Leonards attack were trying to hit us on the counter but we were coping well with it and were unfortunate not to add to our score following some promising attacks of our own. On 78 we got our second when Richie sent in a corner that was left by MJ at the near post and slotted home by Gareth for his second also. We saw out the rest of the game fairly comfortably and got a vital three points in our promotion push. Excellent performance today from all the lads.
Congratulations to Phillie Daly, Coolhull, who picks up this week's Corach Ramblers split-the-pot worth a brilliant €710. The winning ticket was drawn by Mossie Doyle. Thanks a million to everyone for your continued support...
Upcoming Events in Grantstown Day-care Centre: Tuesday, March 14 - Bring a Friend for Free Day or Make a Friend in Grantstown. Why not pop in for some fun and activities. We have entertainment by the Mummers in the afternoon, a great show for all.
Wednesday, March 15 - Pongo and games in the morning, Sonas in the afternoon. Thursday, March 16 - Pongo and cards in the morning, music by the Two Paddies in the afternoon. Monday, March 20 - Exercises, Cards Games and art and crafts in the morning, Pongo in the afternoon.
TG4 visit - We had a lovely visit from TG4 on Tuesday. They recorded some of our daily activities in the centre. Watch out for us on the television at seven o clock on Sunday, March 19. Big Thank you to Caroline Byrne, who organised this event.
Grantstown Housing - If you are interested in a house at Grantstown Voluntary Housing please call Lesley for an application form or reception for more information at 051 561016.
Would you like to meet other locals in the community and enjoy a walk with the brighter evenings? We are starting our walking club back up every evening at 5 p.m. We meet at the GAA Park.
Bus Driver/Maintenance and Bus Driver/Carer vacancies in Grantstown Day Care Centre. For more information please contact the reception at 051 561016.
Pirates of Penzance
The Pirates of Penzance will be staged in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre by the Little Sea Musical Society and the KSM Concert Orchestra on March 22, 23 and 24. Allocated Seating - Tickets €12. Contact Box Office at 051 560849 or 087 6356085.
Open Water Swimming
If you are a competent swimmer and want to get fit, be social and swim safely in the waters of our beautiful coastal beaches, newly formed Slade Swimming Club are having an open night this Thursday, March 16, in Neville's Pub at 8 p.m. If interested, please come along to hear our plans for the upcoming season, or just contact Una 087 9425680 or Grainne 087 9111498 for membership details. Over-18s only
Slim Down/Shape Up
The final weigh-in for the fitness and wellbeing programme is on Tuesday, March 14, at 7.30 p.m. in Ballymitty NS Well done to all who took part and to all the people who volunteered in helping with the programme - parents' council, weigh-in experts and all the people who did class and activities.
We look forward to seeing you all for the school Social Event and Fashion show on Thursday, March 16, at 7.30 p.m. in the Oak Tree Tavern.
Service of Light for Confirmation classes - The pupils of fifth and sixth class will have their service of Light during Sunday mass at 10.15 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, in St Peter's Church, Ballymitty.
St Joseph's NS will march in the St Patrick's Day parade this year so we ask you all to come along and join us in Carrig on March 17 for 2 p.m.
Rochfords Lounge, Camross will be the venue for the Irish Night which will be held on this Saturday, March 18, starting at 9.30 p.m. There will be a feast of Irish music from all over Wexford. Admission is free but there will be a raffle to raise funds for the local Seniors Christmas party 2017. The event will be hosted by Camross ICA and refreshments will be served.
A hugely successful Vehicle Run was held in glorious sunshine on Sunday, March 12, in aid of Caroreigh Church Fund. The cortege left Camross Hall at 1 p.m., stopped off in Galbally for half an hour and then back to Camross Hall where delicious stew and other refreshments were served by the local ladies.
Fr Robert thanked Camross Hall, Mary and Gerald Kelly for the mouth watering stew, all who helped as stewards in car park and at cross roads, all who provided and served food in hall and finally all who took part in the event or those that gave donations and spot prizes. Well done and thanks to all.
Our last meeting was held on Monday, March 6, at 8 p.m. in Camross Hall. The ladies were delighted with the freshly painted room and its new lovely lino. Minutes, Correspondence, and Finance were dealt with by Margaret Nolan, Margaret O'Gorman (Poulpeasty), Dympna Kelly and Breda Banville. Sympathy was extended to Marian Donnelly for the recent passing of her cousin.
Dympna congratulated Marian Donnelly for coming fourth in the recent 'creative writing' competition at An Grianán (ICA Head Office) and Mary Kelly, who came second in the Cherry Cake competition. Mary Kelly was also complimented for organising a very successful Cookery Demo which was very much enjoyed but many of the ladies. Congratulations also went to the Camross Team, who won the table quiz that was recently held in Byrnes in Bree. Well done to all these talented ladies.
Here are a few important dates for your diary: March 18 will be our Irish night which will take place in Rochford's Pub, Camross. March 19 the Caroreigh Community Text Alert are organising a Social Cycle. Registration at 1.30 p.m., fee €10, with a start from Camross Hall at 2 p.m. All cyclists must be over 18 and wear a Helmet. Tea and refreshments will be served in Camross Hall.
March 28 Federation meeting in Oylegate. March 31 ICA Got Talent will take place in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola.
April 2 Tour to Altamont Garden (Carlow), with lunch at the Forge. April 10 Convenience Night in Lady's Island. April 23 National Competition in Camross Hall.
April 24 - AGM in Oylegate May 20 - National AGM in Athlone. May 25 Bowling in Leisure Max. June 8 - Special Occasion Day (no venue yet).
June, 12-15, A four-day tour to Mayo.
July 7 - The Garden Party will take place in An Grianán (ICA Head Office). 14 of the ladies will be going to the event this year as this is our annual outing.
Dancing with Velma has resumed on Thursdays at 8.45 p.m. in Camross Hall all are welcome. Delicious tea and scones were served by Breda Nolan and Mary Kelly, which was followed by a most entertaining game of bingo. Well done to Ester Reinhardt, who won the monthly competition of the 'nicest sugar bowl' with her gorgeous silver 'sugar scuttle'. Our next meeting will be on Monday, April 3, in Camross hall at 8 p.m. It will also be our AGM. The monthly competition will be the 'funniest Easter bonnet'.
The ICA is only full of friends you have not met yet so why not join us in 2017?
South East Tops
South East Tops will take place on Thursday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 22, in Taghmon Community Centre, commencing at 7.30 p.m. Groups are Adamstown, Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour and Taghmon. Tickets now on sale from 086 8369047.
GAA club notes
Taghmon-Camross GAA are organising a Presentation Buffet in Ferrycarrig Hotel on St Patrick's night March 17 at 8.30 p.m. Price €15, tickets are available from Mary Nolan 087 7632399 or any member of committee.
The club is taking over the races on St Patrick's Day. Save some money and buy your tickets in advance and support the club at the same time. Tickets are available from any of the club players and committee or call 087 477018.
Lotto - results from March 7: winning numbers 7, 14, 17 and 29; no jackpot winner; four match-three winners: Brian Wallace, Tír na nÓg; Floods, Ramsgrange; Shannon Doyle, Kilbride; Michael O'Gorman, Old Boley. Next jackpot €8,600. Next Draw takes place in Taghmon-Camross GAA Clubhouse on March 21, at 8.30 p.m.
Caroreigh Community Alert are organising a Social Cycle on Sunday, March 19. Registration at 1.30 p.m. Cycle Start at Camross Hall at 2 p.m. Registration Fee €10. All cyclists must be over 18 and wear a helmet. Distance 11.5km or 23km. Tea and refreshments in Camross Hall.
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