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Sunday 17 February 2019

Around the districts: Ballycanew, Ballygarrett, Courtown, Kilmuckridge, Monamolin

Doireann Nugent is joined by fellow members and the committee of Courtown Swim Club to present a cheque for €175 to Ffion ofSeal Rescue Ireland, the proceeds of the Swim Club’s Christmas raffle
Doireann Nugent is joined by fellow members and the committee of Courtown Swim Club to present a cheque for €175 to Ffion ofSeal Rescue Ireland, the proceeds of the Swim Club’s Christmas raffle

Ballycanew: School Enrolment Evening - Is your child starting junior infants in September 2019? Ballycanew National School invites parents to an enrolment/information evening in Ballycanew NS on Tuesday, February 12, at 7pm. Come along and see what the school has to offer for your child's education. Please call to the school office or call 053 9427496 for an enrolment pack.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to the Saturday, January 26, winner of the split-the-pot, Carmel Gahan, prize money was €214. Thanks to everyone for their continued support.

St Patrick's GAA lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot; winning numbers were; four matched three numbers to each receive €50: Ger Beary, Enda Doyle, Jack and Hilda, Lorraine, Aodhan and Marie.

Ballyoughter Drama Group

Ballyoughter drama group presents their three-act comedy 'The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley' by Jimmy Keery in Camolin Hall on Friday and Saturday, February 8, and 9, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are available from Ballyoughter National School Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.15 p.m. to 1.15 p.m. or phone 053 9382000 or calling Margaret at 086 8531927.

Ballyoughter National School

Enrolment now being taken for September 2019 for Ballyoughter National School. Expression of interest forms also available for September 2020 intake. If you would like to enroll your child for the coming year or put your name on file for September 2020 contact the office at 053 938200 Tuesday - Thursday 9.15-1.30 or leave a message any day and an enrollment form or expression of interest form will be issued to you.

If you are new to the area or deciding about schools and want to pop in to meet us or see the school just let us know.

Whist drive Results

Results of whist drive held in hall on Friday night, January 25, Gents; first Sadie Mordaunt; second - Beta Gahan; third ; Gents Half Time: Flo Kavanagh.

Ladies first Mary Lee; Ladies - second Anne Roche; third Alice Gibney; Ladies Half Time: Anne Roche. Whist drive every Friday night in the hall. All are welcome.

Text Alert

Please report any suspicious activity to Gorey Garda Station at 053 9430690. For our vital system to work it is important that members of the public to report directly to the local garda station to ensure our system works effectively. It is imperative that anything you feel is worth reporting goes directly to 053 9430690 so that it can be sent out on our text alert system. Let's continue to make our community a safer place.

Notes

Please note the change of deadline day. Any items to be included in the local notes have to be sent to me by Thursday evening by 5 p.m. and not a Sunday. Please contact Ann at 087 7433684 or email annkehoe@yahoo.ie.

Ballygarrett

Community Workshop Collection

County Wexford Community Workshop, Bellefield, Enniscorthy will hold their annual church gate collection in Ballygarrett next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, February 9/10. A permit has been granted by An Guarda Siochana, all money collected will stay in the workshop to benefit all the adults that avail of wonderful services provided in the workshop.

GAA news

DINNER DANCE - The Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA Club dinner dance will take place on February 16 in Upton Court, Kilmuckridge. Dinner served at 7.30 p.m. Music by Off the Record, followed by disco till late. Ladies' football presentation on the night. Tickets €30 each. For further information, please contact Evelyn at 087 8123979 or Shane 087 6725777.

BLOTTO RESULTS - There was no jackpot winner in the Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA Club blotto draw on January 28. The numbers picked were 1, 5, 9 and 15. The €20 lucky-dip winners were Bridget Byrne, Courtown; Declan Dunbar, Courtown; Karen Reilly c/o Amborse Maloneys; Noel Lawlor, Killenagh; Jade Hobbs, Ballygarrett. Five Free Tickets Winner: Pierie Butler. This week's lotto jackpot rose to €19,600. Next draw in The Shipyard on February 4.

Bridge Club

Come play bridge in Seán Óg's Kilmuckridge Bridge Club, Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge, Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. Sim Pairs competition will take place Thursday, February 7. No partner needed as we operate a joker system. Also play on Monday nights at 7 p.m., partner required.

Results for Monday, January 28: First: Kathleen McDonnell and Maria Sheridan Results for Thursday, January 31, first: June Coogan and Noel O'Brien. Second: Stella Walsh and Mona Moynihan.

Killenagh Wanderers FC

Lotto Tickets on sale each week from club and committee members at €2 each.

SVP Helpline

St Vincent de Paul is available to assist families who may be experiencing particular financial distress, especially in terms of basic necessities. Contact us on our confidential Help Line 085 1159495.

Local Notes

If you have any items to be included in the Ballygarrett notes please email jpp@iol.ie before 5 p.m. on Thursday or phone 087 872337560.

Courtown

Riverchapel Whist

Ladies section: 1st - Chrissie Kinsella, 2nd - Eileen Wheeler, half time by Anne Roach. Gents section: 1st - Molly Beckett, 2nd - Francis Sinnott, half time by Naomi Tomkins.

GAA Dinner Dance

The Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA Club dinner dance will take place on February 16 in Upton Court, Kilmuckridge. Dinner served at 7.30 p.m. Music by Off the Record, followed by disco till late. Ladies' football presentation on the night. Tickets €30 each. For further information, please contact Evelyn at 087 8123979 or Shane 087 6725777.

Blotto results

There was no jackpot winner in the Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA Club blotto draw on January 28. The numbers picked were 1, 5, 9 and 15. The €20 lucky-dip winners were Bridget Byrne, Courtown; Declan Dunbar, Courtown; Karen Reilly c/o Amborse Maloneys; Noel Lawlor, Killenagh; Jade Hobbs, Ballygarrett. Five Free Tickets Winner: Pierie Butler. This week's lotto jackpot rose to €19,600. Next draw in The Shipyard on February 4.

Community Centre

Ongoing activities in Riverchapel Community Centre are as follows.

Little Rascals: Monday to Fridays - 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Ladies' Club: Every Monday evening - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Bible Club - 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. For further information phone Matthew at 083 1270026.

Line Dancing: - 830 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tae - Kwon - Do Wednesdays and Fridays 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. also 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Self Defence Classes - 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Phone Dave at 087 6344710.

Whist drive - Every Thursday - 8.80 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Irish Dance Classes - Every Saturday morning - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Riverchapel Response Unit - Please note these classes take place at the end of each month. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Mass times

Saturday Vigil Mass at 6 p.m. - Sundays - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Service Times

The following are the service times for the Ardamine Group for the month of February.

Sunday, February 3, The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany - Monamolin: 9 a.m. (Morning Prayer). Ardamine: 10.15 a.m. (Holy Communion). Kilnamanagh: 11.45 a.m. (Morning Prayer)

Sunday, February 10, The Fourth Sunday before Lent - Monamolin: 9 a.m. (Morning Prayer). Kiltennel: 10.15 a.m. (Holy Communion). Kilnamanagh: 11.45 a.m. (Holy Communion).

Sunday, February 17, The Third Sunday before Lent - Monamolin: 9 a.m. (Holy Communion). Ardamine: 10.15 a.m. (Morning Prayer and Holy Baptism). Kilnamanagh: 11.45 a.m. (Morning Prayer).

Sunday, February 24, The Second Sunday before Lent - Monamolin: 9 a.m. (Morning Prayer). Kilmuckridge: 10.15 a.m. (Holy Communion). Clonevan: 11.30 a.m. (Morning Prayer)

Kilmuckridge

Variety Night

Kilmuckridge Drama Group are hosting their Variety Night in the Upton Court Hotel on Saturday, February 9, show starts at 8 p.m. and will feature a variety of songs and sketches. Tickets are €10 (concessions available) from KDG members or on the door.

Bridge Club

Come play bridge in Seán Óg's Kilmuckridge Bridge Club, Upton Court Hotel, Kilmuckridge, Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. Sim Pairs competition will take place Thursday, February 7. No partner needed as we operate a joker system. Also play on Monday nights at 7 p.m.. Partner required.

Results for Monday, January 28: First: Kathleen McDonnell and Maria Sheridan Results for Thursday, January 31, first: June Coogan and Noel O'Brien. Second: Stella Walsh and Mona Moynihan.

Social Walking/Running Group

An open social walking/running group has commenced in Kilmuckridge. Meets will take place at new time of 8 p.m. each Monday to Friday evening starting at St Joseph's NS for anyone who wishes to take part. Anyone interested can join the informational Whatsapp Group by contacting Yvonne O'Sullivan at 087 9555282 or otherwise simply turn up any evening that suits and join in. At least two members of the group will definitely be out each of the nights except for nights where a Red Warning has been issued for the area. This is a casual group set up to encourage people to get out and about with others in the community for some gentle exercise at a pace that suits each individual. Looking forward to meeting any new joiners.

Squash Club

The squash court is currently getting a facelift and it is hoped to have it up and running in the coming weeks. Check out Buffers Alley FB for further details.

Senior Alert Scheme

Funding of personal alarm and pendant available for one year by registering for the scheme with Kilmuckridge Community and Family Resource Centre. Contact 053 9130393.

Afterschool

Little Acorns is now taking bookings for the afterschool club which will operate till 5.30 p.m. Pick up from St Joseph's Primary school at 1.40 p.m. and 2.40 p.m. by our childcare team. Subvention schemes available. Contact 053 9130393.

Men's Shed

The Kilmuckridge Men's Shed is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30 till 16.00. Call in any time during these hours have a coffee meet everyone and see some of the projects the group have made. For more information phone 053 9130393. Everyone welcome all age groups.

Meals on Wheels

If you can spare an hour or two of your time to deliver meals once a month, please contact us at 053 9130393. The areas we deliver to Ballygarrett, Monamolin, Kilmuckridge, Blackwater and the Ballagh.

Monamolin

Court NS

50th Anniversary - Plans are been made to mark this very important milestone. Anyone, who wishes to be involved in the organisation of events or has stories from their time in the school is invited to contact the office at 053 9389342.We are especially looking for anyone in the community who attended on opening day of the school in September '68.

Enrolment - You can now pre-enrol a child for September 2019 on our website. Please visit courtns.ie/enrol.

Clothing Collection - Court Monamolin N.S.are holding a clothing collection in the school on Monday, March 4, ,we would appreciate if you could drop them in on or before March 4.

Camogie Awards Night

Buffers Alley camogie club are hosting a camogie awards night on Saturday, February 23, in Buffers Alley clubhouse to celebrate our clubs great achievement in 2018. There will be food and drinks reception at 8 p.m. followed by the medal presentation at 9 p.m. and music by Off the Record. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased from adult members of the camogie club. Noelle Doran or Emer O'Leary.

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