Saturday 20 January 2018



Service times for the Ardamine Union of Parishes for this weekend are as follows: Sunday, November 11: Monamolin 9 a.m. HC The Rector; Ardamine 10.15 a.m. MP The Rector; Kilnamanagh 11.45 a.m. HC The Rector.


Riverchapel's Tom Kavanagh heads off this month to South Africa to take part in the Niall Mellon Township Challenge. This is the tenth year of the Niall Mellon Township Trust Challenge, and Tom's ninth trip. Tom said that by Christmas, 100,000 people will have been housed, over the ten years.

Tom sent a huge thank you to everyone who supported his fundraisers, including the church gate collection in Gorey; Eddie Giles, Pat and Sheila Jackman, and grandchildren; the Riverchapel church gate collection, including Eddie Giles, and Fr. Tom Dalton PP; Riverchapel Parish Whist, Molly, Eileen, Collette, Nuala and all who gave donations.


The Courtown Community Council wishes to state that it had no part in the building of the Wishing Well on the bank in Courtown Harbour. This beautiful feature was in fact arranged and funded by the Seamount Residents. The Council wishes to apologise for any upset to the Residents of Seamount.


There was no winner of last week's Realt na Mara Ballygarrett GAA Club Blotto Draw. The numbers drawn were: 3, 8, 10, and 15. The €20 lucky dip winners were: D. Maldron; Teresa Doyle; Lisa McLoughlin; Jim Naughter; and Katie Johnson. This week's jackpot stood at €3,200.


Redmond's The 19th Golf Society always seems to get the best of the weather, and there was great sunshine in Arklow on October 13 last.

There was a big turnout and the results were as follows: 1, Tom Kavanagh; 2, Anthony Doyle; 3, John Fitzgerald; 4, Pat Miskella. Front 9, Rob Hogan; Back 9, Fred Cowzer; 2s John Fitzgerald on 11 hole from 60ft. The Society thanks Arklow for a lovely day's golf and thanks Mark, Darren and Carol Chambers, and Jim and Conor.

The next outing is a scramble in Ballymoney Golf Club on Saturday, December 1, at 10.30 a.m. All members' names must be on the sheet in The 19th.


Congratulations to Maureen Willoughby who won the mid-October jackpot in the Riverchapel Courtown Harbour Parish Lotto draw. Last week's jackpot reverted to €1,500. The winning numbers were 5, 7, 8, and 9. The match three winners of €50 each were: Jack Keane; Karl Moore; and Jim Keane.

There was no winner of last week's draw. The numbers picked were: 3, 5, 21 and 24. The two match three numbers were James Byrne and Benny Ireton.


Top score winner in a recent Riverchapel Whist was Colin Livingstone. In the gents' section, P. Stafford was first; Terry was second; and Mick Corish was third. The half-time winner was Michael Duffy. In the ladies' section, Helena Golden was first; Eileen Wheeler was second; and Betty Byrne shared third place with G. Power. Bernie Kinsella was the halftime winner. The raffle winners were: Kevin Conroy; Eileen Dunbar; Jim Doran; Michael Duffy; Francis Sinnott; and Michael Murphy.

The winners in last week's whist were as follows: Ladies section: Top score, Betty Byrne; 1, Alice Gibney; 2, Eileen Whealen; 3, Ann Cowan; Half Time, Betty Tomkins. Men's Section: Top score: J Doran; 1, M. E. Atkenson; 2, Naomi Tomkins; 3, Eileen Dunbar. Raffle Results: Molly Beckett; Collette O' Toole; Alice Gibney; Ann Cowan; and Susan Byrne.

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