Saturday 20 January 2018

Olympic boxer Adam Nolan opens park

Adam Nolan, Olympic boxer, performed the official opening of the park in Askamore, following a blessing ceremony performed by Frs Power and Ffrench, and Rev. Ruth Elmes. The large crowd enjoyed refreshments in the sun. Askamore Community Council wishes to thank everyone who helped along the way in this development for their support.


Adam Nolan, Olympic boxer, performed the official opening of the park in Askamore, following a blessing ceremony performed by Frs Power and Ffrench, and Rev. Ruth Elmes. The large crowd enjoyed refreshments in the sun. Askamore Community Council wishes to thank everyone who helped along the way in this development for their support.


Quiz Results: Winners: Cooke & Kinsella. Treasure Hunt Results: Andy Kehoe and family, Ballyconran. Thanks to all who took part in both events.


Bible Study in Askamore will resume on Wednesday evening the 7th of August at 7.30 p.m. All welcome.


There was no winner of the last lotto draw, the noumberes were 14, 17, 24, 29. The next draw will take place in Coleman's Tombrack on Tuesday 6th August (tonight) for a jackpot of €5,100.


The under 10s had wins during the week over Naomh Eanna and Liam Mellows. They play Ballygarrett in football at home on Monday, and Oylegate away in hurling on Friday evening. The GAA Cul Camp in Craanford last week was enjoyed by those who took part. U14s footballers had a good win last week against Craanford.

There is no U14 match this week. U12s played Ballygarrett in football last Tuesday evening and won. They play hurling in Bunclody at 7.30pm this Tuesday evening. There is no U16 match this week. They lost out to Marshalstown last Monday evening by a small margin.

Well done to the GAA teams who took part in the quiz nights in Askamore during last week. GAA1 got through to the finals on Sunday evening. No results at this time.

The Coiste na nOg team did very well, only losing out in a tiebreaker on Thursday night for a place in the finals. Good luck to all with matches this week.


The senior championship county final between Clonee and Shelmaliers will take place on Sunday 11th August at 7.15pm in Glynn/Barntown. Admission €10 adults, €5 OAP/Students. The club would like to say a big thank you to Kehoe and Kehoe Agricultural Contractors who generously sponsored a set of jerseys for the u10 and u12 teams.



The Annual Patron will take place in Kilcarra Graveyard on Friday evening 9th August with Mass at 7pm.


Coolgreany Amateur Drama Group are holding an Afternoon Tea Party in Ram House, on Sunday 11th August From 2.00 till 5.00. Tea and sandwiches, and of course some lovely cakes! Admission: €5. Hope to see everyone there. Again thank you for all your support we couldn't do it without you.


What a pleasure it must be for visitors to the area to witness the vast array of Flowers and Hanging Baskets which adorn the Walls of Buildings and Poles and other areas of our village.

Great credit must go all the Community workers (Fás) for their great efforts during the past couple of months for keeping those flowers watered and maintained during the dry spell, and it has to be mentioned that on one night recently (before the rain came), at about 11.15pm I observed a lady watering flowers at the lower end of the Village. Well done to everyone involved, and keep up the good work.


On the 10th July a group of 54 women took part in Ballyfad I.C.A. summer outing. It was a great day in every way and we were blessed with the really good weather. The bus travelled to the Kennedy Homestead, and saw where the late President Kennedy visited over 50 years ago and the history of the Kennedy family. We enjoyed coffee/tea and fresh scones in the garden.

We then travelled on to Loftus Hall which is supposed to be the most haunted house in Ireland. We were given guided tours and many were very brave as there were some scary moments. Loftus Hall is in a beautiful setting overlooking the sea. Considerable of work is being undertaken there and should be wonderful when completed.

The ladies then travelled to Wexford for some retail therapy and then on to the Riverside House Hotel for dinner. A huge thanks to our president, Mary Darcy, for organising the outing and also to all who supported us.


Birthday greetings to Vanessa O'Neill, Glenview and Conor Roche, Glenview who celebrated their birthdays last week. Also birthday greetings to twins Kelly and Keith O'Rafferty who celebrated their birthday on last Sunday.

Birthday greetings and good wishes to twin sisters Cathy Carton, Camolin, and Joan Deegan Ballyfad, who will celebrate their birthday tomorrow Wednesday.


Well done to Damian Kelly who had a great win in the Co Junior Final over J R Finn Ballymitty, who he beat 15 - 21, 21 - 18, and 21 - 16 in three outstanding games.

In the Ladies Senior Doubles Final Una Hughes and Tanya O'Toole lost out to Marguerite Gore and Holly Hynes St Mary's by 21 - 8, 18 - 21, and 21 - 15, after what was interpreted as one of the best games of Ladies handball seen in the Co for years.

In Juvenile, Leanne Boland and Cliodhna O'Connell Coolgreany have been selected to represent Wexford in U 12 Doubles, while Laura Flanagan Coolgreany will partner Eva Creane Wexford in the U 13, and Courtney Browne Coolgreany will play in the U 16, in the Leinster Championships.

Peter McGrath will partner David Kenny Castlebridge in the Leinster Doubles against another Wexford pair who have yet to be selected.



GAA Lotto Winning numbers: 8, 9, 14 & 17. No winners. Lucky dip winners:- Margaret Doyle, Ballydarragh. Sorcha Kenny & Peter Kavanagh.


We wish Emer Kavanagh and James Kenny the best of luck as they compete in the RDS Horse Show next week,7th - 10 August. It is a great achievement for both those young people. Enjoy the experience.


There is a fun cycle this Sunday 11th August at 9.30am (Registration from 9am at Craanford GAA Pitch).

Route: Craanford to Gorey and back (via Ballygullen on the way in) Entry fee: €10 per person. All cyclists must be 16 or over.

There will be entertainment in Cooney's Bar Sunday evening with raffle for Irish Soccer Jersey signed by international striker Kevin Doyle. Tickets priced €5 are available from Siobhan Finn (087) 8740358 (Supporting Tommy Conroy and Siobhán Finn).


Books, CD's, DVD's, PS3 games, small toys (all working please) for inclusion in a car boot sale. Please leave items into GALA stores Craanford before Friday 9th August. We thank you all in advance. (Supporting Michael Lyons and Martha Hogan)


The fully restored 17th Century Watermill and tearooms situated in Craanford Village. is open every day in August and September from 11am to 5pm. The works are on view to visitors with interpretive data. Fully explained by owner, Craanford Local Historian, Michael Lyons and wholesome food served on the kiln loft. Make this one of your 'to do' things this summer.


Bingo continues in Craanford Community Centre every Friday night at 8.30p.m.


Charity Auction held on Sunday 28th July raised €3,520 was raised for Crumlin Children's Hospital from Charity Auction held Sunday July 28th. A very big thank you to everyone who helped raise this money, who organised the auction, who donated towards the event, the Hall Committee for use of the hall, Tommy Conroy for auctioneering, all who supported on the day and helped in any way.

Raffle Prize Winners on the day: First Prize: Galway Crystal - Paddy Elliott, Carnew; Second Prize: €50 Gift Voucher for Gala Stores - Joe Conroy, Clonamona; Third Prize: Duvet Set for Double Bed - Donal Kenny, Craanford; Fourth Prize: Powers Whiskey - Lar Duffy, Carnew; Fifth Prize: Teddy Bear - Orla Kenny, Craanford; Sixth Prize: Bottle of Whiskey - Ken Duffy, Monaseed; Seventh Prize: Compost Bin - Ted Kenny, Clonamona; Eighth Prize: Cuddly Toy Snowman - Margaret Doyle, Island.



Kilanerin ladies were beaten last Wednesday away to Shelmaliers in the championship. Shield semi final this Tuesday in kilanerin against Kilmore.


Kilanerin Community Alert are in the process of setting up texting alerts for the area.

As a result there will be information evenings in the following locations over the next 2 weeks: The Gap Pub Tuesday 13th August 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Cooneys Hollyfort Thursday 15th August 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Nolans Annagh Tuesday 26th 8.30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Noel Murphys shop Kilanerin Friday 23rd August 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Noel Murphys pub Kilanerin Wednesday 28th 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Kilanerin Tidy towns will hold Dancing at the Crossroads on 17th August. Tickets are available from committee members adults €10 children €5.


The Annual Gap Arts Festival takes place on Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August in Ballythomas National School and The Marquee at The Gap. Once again we have events for all the family including:

Professional theatre for adults: Hilarious comedy 'Waiting For Elvis' starring Anne Kent; Outdoor spectacle for all the family; Theatrical workshops; Photographic exhibition; World Premiere local short film 'Capture'; Pop-up screening feature-length documentary. See, Facebook, for more information. Booking: Catherine at KBCDA Community Office, 089-4456184.


Top score at last weeks whist in Kilanerin was shared by Lilly Kavanagh, Donal Kavanagh and Jack Stanley; first lady was Teresa Fitzgerald; second lady was Kathleen Carr; third lady was Meg Doyle and half time lady was Mary Sinnott; first gent was Cyril Bryan; second gent was Peg Byrne; third gent was Pat Whelan and half time gent was shared by Peg Stafford and Michael Curran; raffle winners on the night were Meg Doyle, Michael Curran and Ciss McGovern. Whist continues every Wednesday night at 8.30 p.m.


Team of the week are the U10 hurlers who beat Blackwater by a point on Thursday night. Well done. Blackwater got their revenge by beating our U14 hurlers 4-7 to 4-10 in the Quarter final. The U12 hurlers had an easy win over Marshalstown on Tuesday night.

Due to leaving cert results, the u12s play on Wednesday 14th and the U18s play on Tuesday 13th ie swapped around. Fixtures include ; U 8s football are in Gorey on the 10th. The U10s football are in Duffry Rovers on the 9th. The U12s football are in Castletown on the 13th. The U14 footballers are in Gusserane on the 8th. The U16 hurlers are in Bree on the 12th in their quarter final.

Meanwhile the Adult Hurlers will have played Fethard on Sunday 4th in Hollymount at 5.30pm.



The annual Cúl Camp was held at the Castletown/Liam Mellows GAA Grounds, Tomnahely recently from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Mondays to Fridays and great fun and games were enjoyed throughout A sports kit and bag were presented to each child at the end of the Cúl Camp. Many thanks to supervisors and parents for their co-operation.


The August play, Willy Russell's "Our Day Out" starts Thursday August 1st and runs each Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gorey Little Theatre Group, 8.30 p.m. all during August. For more information, please call 053 9421474.


Masses at St. Kevin's Church, Tara Hill continue for the month of August at 7.30 p.m. Saturdays and 10.30 a.m. Sundays. If anyone would like to contribute to these notes, please contact 087-2198224 or

Gorey Guardian

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