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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Around the districts: Askamore, Boolavogue, Camolin, Carnew, Ferns

Jennifer Keeshan and Trudy Long enjoying a night out at the Amber Springs Hotel
Jennifer Keeshan and Trudy Long enjoying a night out at the Amber Springs Hotel

Askamore: Kilrush Drama Group - Kilrush Drama Group made history last night (Monday) when they performed in the all-Ireland Open Drama Final in Athlone, with their production of the Steward of Christendom We wish them the best of luck as many of them travel down this weekend for the Final Results.

Split-the-pot

Friday, May 3, winner of split-the-pot is the Kavanagh Family, Motabower - winning €160. We thank everyone for supporting split-the-pot. Envelopes can be obtained from the School or any parent and from Ashling Walsh after weekend Mass in Askamore Church. Draws will take place every Friday morning in Ballyellis School.

Askamore tour

We have arranged a tour to Johnstown Castle, museum and gardens and Fr Murphy Centre Boolavogue on Saturday, May 18. The bus will leave from the centre car park at 9 a.m. and first stop will be Johnstown Castle. This visit will coincide with the opening of the castle to the public. We hope to be one of the first groups to tour the inside of the castle on the day. As there is so much to see in Johnstown, we will spend the morning there. After lunch we will travel to Fr Murphy Centre Boolavogue where we will have a guided tour. We will finish off the day with a meal in Jack's Tavern Camolin. Arrive back in Askamore at 6 p.m. approx. Cost of tour €28, meals not included. Booking to 087 7795922.

Féile Fundraisers

Kilrush camogie club will be hosting a bake sal on Monday, May 13. We will also be doing a clothes collection on the same night. You can drop any unwanted clothes, bed linen shoes etc. to the clubhouse prior to May 13 Further information is on our Facebook page. We would be very grateful if you could support our Féile campaign to Cork June 7 to June 9. Many thanks.

Refurbishment

Refurbishment work on Askamore Community Hall are progressing well and should be completed in the coming weeks. These works will make our centre an even more attractive venue for all occasions and gatherings. See askamorecommunity.wordpress.com to see some of the projects being undertaken. Bookings invited.

Rural Transport

The Local Link is a vital service to Gorey for people in the area. Bus leaves Askamore Church car park Tuesday at 9.30 a.m. approximately arriving in Gorey 10 a.m. Bus departs Gorey at12.30. Bus Departs on Saturday at 9.45 a.m. €3 each way if not eligible for free pass. Plenty of time to shop, meet friends and have a coffee. Contact Stacy at 087 9922481 or Willie 087 2449167 for details.

Kilrush-Askamore GAA

Lotto - The latest jackpot wasn't won; the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 6 and 10. Liz Ansel, Brian Kirwan, Tony Doyle/PJ Hennessy and Paul/Daire/Cian Power won the Lucky Dips. Jason Redmond won the Seller's prize. The next draw is in the Courtyard, Ferns, on Tuesday, May 14, where the jackpot will be up to €4,500.

Text Service - If anyone would like to receive text notifications of adult matches, please contact Tomás Kenny at 085 7299578 to be added to the Supporters Group. There's no charge for this service.

Carnew Musical Society

Carnew Musical Society presents Movies and Musicals with a guest performance from the Clody Community Choir in St Brigid's Hall, Carnew on Saturday, May 25, at 8 p.m.

The society are busy rehearsing under the Musical Direction of Jennifer Byrne for two exciting concerts in May. First, they will participate in the AIMS Choral Festival Concert in New Ross on May 18 with many other societies from the South East Region.

Then, on Saturday, May 25, we will perform a concert entitled Movies and Musicals on our home stage, in St Brigid's Hall, Carnew, featuring a wealth of Carnew MS talent. Members of the society will perform a variety of popular pieces. Joining Carnew MS on the night will be the recently formed Clody Choir from Bunclody, who will also be under the musical direction of the talented, Jennifer Byrne.

Preparations for the coming season will begin in the coming months when auditions will take place for Oklahoma. Oklahoma will be staged in St Brigid's Hall, Carnew from Monday, November 25, to Saturday, November 30.

Carnew NS split-the-pot

The lucky winner of €217 in our split-the-pot draw was Raymond Byrne. Congratulations. The seller's prize was won by Rían Rooney, who won a €10 voucher for Victors and the lucky-dip winner was Kathleen Molloy. Next draw is on Friday, May 10. Thanks for your support.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual Askamore pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2. For further details contact Mary Kenny at 086 1541948.

Boolavogue

GAA News

Hard luck to our under-13 hurlers who lost to Ballinastraw Gaels on Tuesday last, April 30, on a score line of 2-1 to 2-10. Despite star players Thomas Deacon and Patrick Kinsella dominating midfield they were overcome by a bigger team.

The previous Sunday, the under-12 girls took part in a football blitz in Kilanerin. The miserable conditions could not dampen their enthusiasm and they went on to win all three games, beating St Pat's, Kilaneirn and Naomh Éanna.

Ministers of the Word

Aodhagán Swords is due to read at the Vigil Mass on Saturday, May 11, at 8 p.m. with Noeleen Hennessy helping distribute Holy Communion. At the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday morning, Ann O'Sullivan is reading while Monica Gahan is the Minister for the Eucharist.

GAA lotto

The numbers drawn on Tuesday night last, April 30, in the Monageer-Boolavogue GAA lotto were 4, 7, 10 and 18. As no one had them the jackpot has been increased to €6,400 for the next draw, which will take place on Tuesday next, May 14, at 9.30 p.m. in the New Clubhouse in Monageer. Although there was no outright winner, Mary and Katie Breen and Mylo and Ann Fenlon managed to have three of the numbers and so share the €160 match-three prize.

Soccer News

On Wednesday, May 1, the Youths' team were away to Rosslare Rangers and despite dominating the first half, lost by 0-3 in the end. Pádraig Moran had a brilliant effort cleared off the line near the break, shortly after Rangers had scored. The hosts went 0-2 ahead late in the second half and scored the third shortly before full-time.

Pilgrimage to Knock

There will be a bus travelling to Knock on June 14, leaving Wexford at 7 a.m. It will pass through Enniscorthy at 7.30 a.m., Ferns at 7.45 a.m., and Gorey at 8 a.m. The total cost of €110 includes the bus fare B&B nad one full dinner. If you are interested in booking a seat on the bus, please contact Monica at 087 6419960.

Clothes Collection

Monageer-Boolavogue GAA Club are again raising funds by collecting used clothing and would be delighted to receive them. They welcome all donations of unwanted clothes, paired shoes, hats scarves, handbags, curtains, clean towels, duvet covers, pillow cases and clean bed linen. However, they don't want duvets or cushions please.

All donations can be left into the old GAA complex in Monageer from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. till 4.30 p.m. every week. So if you have been spring cleaning or intend to, your local GAA could benefit by recycling the clothes.

Camolin

GAA lotto

No winner of last week's jackpot; winning numbers were 4, 6, 21 and 24. Emma Murphy and Molly Beckett matched three numbers to each receive €75.

House of Stories

Storytelling continues at Ár mBréacha house of stories, Raheen, Ballyduff every first Tuesday of the month from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Next Storyhouse is on Tuesday, May 7. Phone 087 2119151. Email storyhouse1@gmail.com.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual Askamore pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2. For further details contact Mary Kenny at 086 1541948.

Carnew

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Edward (Ned) Molloy, New Line, Carnew, who died during the week and was buried on Thursday in Tomacork cemetery. To the family and relatives of George Dagge, Shillelagh, who died during the week and was buried on Wednesday.

GAA Lotto

Carnew GAA lotto was won by Séamus Kelly, Bunclody winning €4,800, congratulations Séamus. Lucky dips were Mark Collins. Geraldine Keane, c/o Marion Kinsella. Adrian Myers. Darragh Doyle. The next draw is May 13 in Jim Byrne's and the jackpot is €2,000.

Tinahely Walking Club

The following are the walks for the next two weeks for Tinahely Walking club. May 12: Askamore. Level B, 12km, 3.5 hours. Meet Askamore 10 a.m. May 19: Kyle Loop. Level B, 18km, 4.5 hours. Meet Tinahely GAA car park 10 a.m.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink.

Feile fundraiser

Kilrush camogie club will be hosting a bake sale on Monday, May 13, We will also be doing a clothes collection on the same night. You can drop any unwanted clothes, bed linen shoes etc to the clubhouse prior to May 13. Further information is on our Facebook page. We would be very grateful if you could support our Féile campaign to Cork June 7 to June 9. Many thanks.

Bingo

The next bingo is on Sunday, May 19, at 2.30 p.m. in St Bridget's Hall, Carnew.

Carnew Walking Club

Carnew walking club meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.30 p.m. in Carnew GAA Pitch and walk around the pitch, all welcome.

Carnew Heritage Club

Carnew Heritage club are holding a car, tractor and lorry run on Sunday, June 2, registration from 4 p.m., followed by barbecue and music in the Heritage field.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual Askamore pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2. For further details contact Mary Kenny at 086 1541948.

Ballyellis split-the-pot

Friday, May 3, winner of split-the-pot is the Kavanagh Family, Motabower - winning €160. We thank everyone for supporting split-the-pot. Envelopes can be obtained from the School or any parent and from Ashling Walsh after weekend Mass in Askamore Church. Draws will take place every Friday morning in Ballyellis School.

Scoil Aodan Naofa split the pot

The lucky winner of €217 in our split-the-pot of Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew was Raymond Byrne. Congratulations. The seller's prize was won by Rían Rooney, who won a €10 voucher for Victors and the lucky-dip winner was Kathleen Molloy Next draw is on Friday, May 10. Thanks for your support.

Kilrush Drama

The very best of luck to Kilrush drama group in the all-Ireland finals this week.

Ferns

Bowling

The league is starting in Ferns. There is great excitement. It will be going on till August. They are even coming in off the street of Ferns to watch them play. Players are Pat Nolan, John Francis, Charlie Christopher, Liam Dynan, Philip Keane, Johnny McClean, Joe Murphy, Ray Fick, Jean Speller, Nancy Hanlon, Fred Warren, Joe Ronan, Nick Ronan, Bridie Kirwan and Stevie Earle. Thanks to everyone who takes part.

GAA Lotto draw

On April 30 numbers drawn were 2, 5, 6 and 10; no jackpot winner. Lucky dips: John Breen; K Kileen, Pairc Mhuire; Brid Bree; Thomas and Annette Guinan. Next draw on Tuesday, May 14, in the Courtyard Ferns, jackpot €4,500. Tickets can be bought from sellers or local retailers. To play online use the link fernsgaa.com/lotto.html. Thank you to everyone for their continued support.

Door to door scam alert

It has come to our attention that people wearing hi-viz vests have been calling door to door in the Ferns area asking for donations for the First Responders. This is a scam. Ferns Community First Responders ask that you be vigilant and report all incidents to the Gardaí. Ferns CFR never call door to door looking for donations.

House of Stories

Storytelling continues at Ár mBréacha, house of stories, Raheen, Ballyduff every first Tuesday of the month from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Next Storyhouse is on Tuesday, May 7. Phone 087 2119151. Email storyhouse1@gmail.com.

Pilgrimage to Knock

There will be a bus travelling to Knock on June 14, leaving Wexford at 7 a.m. It will pass through Enniscorthy at 7.30 a.m., Ferns at 7.45 a.m., and Gorey at 8 a.m. The total cost of €110 includes the bus fare B&B and one full dinner.

If you are interested in booking a seat on the bus, please contact Monica at 087 6419960.

Askamore Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual Askamore pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2. For further details contact Mary Kenny at 086 1541948.

Gorey Guardian

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