Thursday 21 November 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Clongeen, Fethard-on-Sea

Dan, Jack, Katie and John Coady from St Mullins at the 30th anniversary celebrations in Gahan house, Graignueamanagh
Dan, Jack, Katie and John Coady from St Mullins at the 30th anniversary celebrations in Gahan house, Graignueamanagh

Bannow-Ballymitty: One-act plays - In conjunction with Corach Ramblers the Ballycogley Players will perform three One-act Plays in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre on Sunday, November 10.

Entertainment kicks off at 8 p.m. so come along and enjoy a night of fun and Craic. Refreshments served at the interval. Your support on the night would be greatly appreciated.

Dancing in Carrig

Dancing continues in Carrig community centre on the third Friday of every month - next dance is on Friday 15 h November with music by Art Supple.

GAA notes

Lotto draw is on this Tuesday evening with the jackpot still at €14,000. The reserve pot is at €3,800. Tickets can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze Drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace s Hardware, Costcutters, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer. Thank you for your continued support to our club.

Hard luck to the under-15 football team who narrowly lost by a point to Blackwater in their county semi-final. Many thanks to all their parents and Mangement team of Tom Moran, John Roche and Connor Neville. Last Sunday the under-15 had their Hurling semi-final v Marshalstown in Enniscorthy.

Well done to Peter O'Brien, who has secured his Mangement skills and position with the Wexford Football Minor Ladies. Congratulations Peter from the club.

Don't forget this week the Ladies' Football Club are holding a Clothes Collection on Tuesday the 29th, Wednesday the 30th, Friday, November 1, at 8 p.m. ,on Saturday the second at 2 p.m. and on Monday the third at 8 p.m. They will take clothes, paired shoes, handbags, belts, hats and scarves, suitcases and backpacks. They will not take pullows, duvets, cushions, teddy bears, kids toys or bed linen.

Our under-20 boys played football in Taghmon on Saturday evening last. All details on Facebook page and Twitter account.


Results w/e October 22: 1. Oona Dwyer and Theresa Foley. 2. Imelda Crosbie and Margaret Cullen. 3. Rich Howlin and Pax Morris. 4. Rosarii Donovan and Dora Furlong.

The Hederman cup is tonight October 29. There is a draw for partners so come early.

Table quiz

Come Join in a night of fun with the Little Sea Musical Society's general knowledge table quiz on Tuesday, October 29, in Tír na nÓg at 8 p.m. - Tables of 4/5 €10 per adult and €5 per child - everyone welcome'

Social dancing

dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, October 24, by Delta Dawn and Thursday, October 31, by Adrian Ryan. All welcome, refreshments served.

Corach Ramblers

The Men's A team exited the Junior Cup on a 2-1 score line. Niall Harney scored from the penalty spot but the Rams could not close the gap.

The B team enjoyed a 3-0 versus Carne Utd and continued to progress nicely in their division.

The Women's team finished the soccer weekend with a tight 2-1 win over Kilmore to progress to the Premier shield quarter finals. Aisling Waters was the player on fire with both goals.

Off the field, Mick Rossiter from Ballycullane picked up €513 in the weekly split-the-pot.

Grantstown News

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday, October 29: Chair Exercises/Pongo in the morning and Cards/Halloween Crafts with Anne in the afternoon. Wednesday, October 30: Pongo in the morning and Halloween Games/Party in the afternoon. Thursday, October 31: Imagination Gym/Pongo in the morning and Cards/Music with Owney/Halloween Fancy Dress in the afternoon. Monday, November 4: Exercise with Mairead/Cards/Games in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. You can find out all about Grantstown on our website:

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday, October 29: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, October 30: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Thursday, October 31: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Imagination Gym from 11.30 a.m. Monday, November 4: Group Physio with Mairead. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. - Monster Christmas Drive-in bingo. Friday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Art Exhibition. Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Christmas Craft Fair. Friday, November 22, at 7.30 p.m. - Tomi Reichental.

CHRISTMAS DIARY DATES - Monday, December 2, at Daycare Centre - Client's Christmas party. Thursday, December 12, at Ferrycarrig Hotel - Client's Christmas party. Sunday, December 22, at Grantstown Community Village - Carol Service

Monster Christmas Drive-in Bingo

All are invited to the Monster Christmas Drive-in bingo at Grantstown Community Village this Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. There will be €1,500 in prize money, a raffle with lots of prizes - and tea or coffee and Cake

Art Exhibition

There will be an art exhibition at Grantstown Community Village on Friday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to exhibit your work phone 051 561016 or email

Christmas Craft Fair

The Christmas Craft Fair will take place at Grantstown Community Village on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to book a table phone 051 561016 or email grace

Advertise in the newsletter

Why not advertise your business in our Newsletter. Phone 051 561016 for more information.

Shoe Box Appeal

It is that time of year again. Make some child's Christmas special. Leaflets available from Breda's Corner Shop, Bridie Breen 051 563177 and Maudie Walsh 051 561257. Closing date November 8 Many thanks for your support.



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A recent winner of split-the-pot was Christina Delaney and Rita Power, who were €535 better off when they bought their ticket from Peter Browne in the Out House. So well done to them and thanks to Peter for supporting the local development draw.

Silver Circle Winners

The winners of the October Silver Circle Draw were: First Prize - Wille John and Mary Kehoe; second prize - Sinéad O'Grady; third prize - Sarah Bennett. The next Silver Circle draw will take place on November 4. Many thanks for the support received to date.

Clongeen Study Group

The Clongeen Study Group continues to be successful in Clongeen National School. The group meet every Tues, Wed and Thursday evening from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. where you get the chance to focus on your studies in a quiet but helpful environment for all secondary school students.

The group is supervised by Garda vetted parents who are fully insured. Booking is essential as places are limited and in high demand. For further details, please contact either Sandy Whelan at 087 2936031 or Anne Mahon at 087 6731308. We look forward to hearing from you.

Over-35s Soccer

If you want to get involved in playing over-35s and maybe fancy a trip to the UK next May, games usually take place on Saturday evening indoor in Grantstown at 6 p.m. So if you fancy coming along, please be there 15 minutes beforehand so we can kick off on time. Further information can be got by giving Dave a shout either by text or a call to 086 8596627 - he'll be delighted to hear from you.

Fancy Badminton?

There's a new Badminton Club starting up in the hall in Clongeen on both Tues and Thursday nights from this Tuesday, October 8, from 8 p.m. till 10 p.m. For further details, please give Mag Stafford a shout.


Notes Deadline

Please note that any items for inclusion in the District News will have to be with your local correspondent at before 7p.m. on the Thursday before publication at the latest.

Community Spirit Halloween Party

Come along to Saltmills to the newly renovated social amenity space The Buildings on Thursday 31st for our Halloween Party.

Drop in on your Trick or Treat round on Thursday 31st from 6-9 pm. Toffee Apple, Hot Chocolate and Fun and Games. Children to be accompanied by parent/ guardian. Come along in Costume.

Thanks to Colclough Walled Gardens for their Donation of Pumpkins & Creative Exchange for Decorations & Kates Garden for Apples. Weather permitting. Hosted by Your Community Group.

Hook Tourism

Hook Tourism AGM is open to all members and non-members. It takes place in the Fort Conan Hotel in Duncannon at 8 p.m. on Monday, November 4.

Winter Mass Times

From Saturday 2nd November 2019 Vigil Mass Templetown will be held at 6pm in All Saints Templetown, Sunday mass times Poulfur 10am and Templetown 11:30am.

Fethard Split the Pot

Congratulations to Tori Molloy who won €79 in this week's Split the Pot (24th October 2019). Envelopes for Split the Pot are available in the Post Office, Dillon's, The Wheelhouse, Droopy's, Molloy's, Neville's and the Tourist Office. Draw takes place every Thursday.

Coiste na nOg

The Under 17 hurlers, Moguegeen Gaels played Buffers Alley in the Roinn 1 County Final in St. Patrick's Park recently. Playing into a strong breeze they trailed by just a point twenty minutes into the first half. A strong spell for ten minutes either side of half time saw Buffers Alley extend their lead to ten points as they took control of the game. The Gaels staged a late comeback but were dependant on the accuracy of Cian Byrne from frees to reduce the lead. Buffers Alley proved to be the better team on the day as they won by 0-16 to 0-9.

The Under 15 footballers played Glynn/Barntown in the County semi-final in Enniscorthy last weekend, full report in next week's paper.

Fethard/St.Mogues GAA

The AGM of Fethard/St.Mogues GAA Club took place recently.

Another busy year was reviewed and while both senior teams did not advance to the knockout stages the hurlers did consolidate their place in the senior ranks. The Junior B hurlers who won a District title for the first time in a number of years were congratulated on their success.

The hurling management team of Lorcan Barden, Paul Barden, Matty Hyland and Kevin Bolger who are stepping down this year were thanked for the great success they brought to the team.

The outgoing officers and in particular John Hanton were also thanked for their work. Charlie Walsh was elected as chairman and Josie Sutton as secretary. A selection committee is being put in place to nominate management teams for the coming year.

The club intend holding a Race Night on Saturday 23rd November in Molloy's Bar, more details later

Weekly Lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club Lotto Jackpot of €6,500. Next week's jackpot stands at €6,600. The numbers drawn were 7, 23, 24, 25. The club had two Lucky Dip winners, Lorcan Barden and Kevin Rowe who won €30 each.

Progressive 45 Card Game

The winners of the Progressive 45 Card Game in Colclough Hall, Saltmills last Sunday night were Elish Breen, Dave Walsh & Tony Murphy.

In second place Pat Whelan, Maureen Eustace & Joan Fardy. In third place John Sinnott, James McDonald & Aidan Colfer. The last game draw was won by Willie White, Carmel Kehoe & Dermot Bassett. The raffle winners were Johnnie Doyle, Dermot Bassett, Sonny Cahill and Pat Whelan.

Circuit & Step Classes

Monday Circuit Class in Ramsgrange Community School Gym @ 7.30pm. Wednesday Circuit Class in St Mary's Hall, Fethard @ 9.45am. Friday Step & Tone Class in St Mary's Hall, Fethard @ 9.45am

All fitness levels catered for pay as you go classes €8. Contact Maureen 087 747 9258 Up2UFitness

Yoga Classes

YOGA continue every Monday Evening at 7.30pm in St. Mary's Community Hall, Fethard. All levels welcome, €10 Drop in Class. Contact Finola 0873641540

Saltmills Split The Pot

Thank you for your continuous support for our monthly draw. Envelopes available in The Vine Cottage Bar, Colclough Hall and St Leonards Family Shop.

Community Cafe

The Community Café is open Monday to Friday 9am to 3.45pm in South West Wexford Family Resource Centre, Ramsgrange. Come and enjoy a Coffee or Tea/Scone in our relaxing environment.

While you are here find out about our resource Centre and everything that is on offer. We also have free Wi-Fi/internet access points for all your Web Surfing needs.

Eternal Beginners Yoga

Sorcha Hyland leads a beginner's level yoga class every Thursday night, 7:15 to 8:45 pm at Colclough Hall €10. Newcomers welcome. The focus of this class is to create a safe (brave) space for people of all abilities to learn how to manage stress and loosen up the body. The class involves a series of easy stretches, breathing exercises and time to rest and restore. Contact Sorcha on 087 7022262 if you have any questions.

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