Thursday 23 May 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Cushinstown and Fethard-on-Sea

Bannow-Ballymitty - GAA: Lotto numbers were 6, 9, 12 and 20. Well done Pat Cullen, who was a match-three winner. Next jackpot will be €12,500.

The junior and intermediate football teams had great wins during the weekend well done lads.

This week's fixtures under-13 boys' football away to Kilrush on Tuesday. The Kinsella cup is down for this Tuesday also home to Horeswood in junior hurling. Under-16 girls' football play Kilmore away on Wednesday. On Thursday under-15 football away to Kilmore with a throw in at 7-15. Saturday the Junior Hurlers have a home game to Marshelstown at 7 p.m. Of course these fixtures change so keep an eye on the Facebook page and Twitter account.

Wishing all our boys and girls from Carrig, who celebrate their holy communion this Saturday.

Condolences to the Butler family at this sad time.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Mag and Liam Butler and family on the death of their mother Statia née Crosbie of Newcastle and formerly from Bannow.

Statia, who was In her 85th year was the beloved wife of the late Pat, mother of Mai, Michael, Declan, Eileen, Eric, Geraldine, Liam, Roy, Margaret, Lucia and Séamus and sister of Denis, Imelda and Eileen. Sadly missed by her loving family sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Removal was on Tuesday the 30th to St Aidan's church Clongeen for funeral Mass at 11 a.m., burial afterwards in the new cemetery Clongeen.

May she rest in peace.

Study Centre

The Study Centre in Wellingtonbridge re-opened Monday, April 29, following Easter Holidays. Running Monday to Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students can avail of individual days. Availability on Saturday for students that want to attend Saturdays only. Please contact Margaret Moran 087 2040823 for further details.

Students, who want to recycle their Leaving Cert and Junior Cert books that are on the course curriculum can leave books into study centre at the end of the academic year. These books can be availed of by students attending the centre. Students that drop in books and are still in the study centre for the fore coming year will have priority to books.

Social dancing

dancing in Tír na nÓg for May as follows Thursday, May 9 - The Wicklow man, Thursday the 16th - El Paso (Dick and Ted), Thursday the 23rd - Donie O'and Thursday the 30th - Bandit.

Our Parish Journal

Very last call for graduation photos, any photos of interest, a baby photo for our guess whose age. If you got married in the last year a photo would be welcome and anything of interest you would like to include in the journal. Contact Nicola at 087 6859868. Closing date for this year's Journal is May 7.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday, May 7: Mass in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8: Yoga with Sorcha/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9: Games/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Monday, May 13: Baking with Ger/Exercise with Mairead in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday, May 7: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Monday, May 13: Group Physiotherapy from 11 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All of these services are available to everyone in the community.

Our Doors Are Always Open - Do you keep saying you are going to get out a bit more? Why not come along and join us for a day out to meet people and enjoy our range of activities.

If you live in our catchment area we can arrange transport, you can also avail of a wide range of services we provide once you get here.

We have an on-site nurse and transport for medical appointments if you are feeling a bit under the weather. You can book an appointment with the Chiropodist, the Counsellor or the Physiotherapist. Feeling a bit stressed? Then why not try our Reiki, Imagination Gym or Sonas with our fully trained staff.

CE Scheme Vacancies - We have the following positions available in Grantstown Daycare Centre: Carers, Laundry Staff and Bus Drivers. We also have a position available in Carrig-on-Bannow village for a Maintenance Person. If you are interested in learning new skills while helping others then we would love to hear from you. Phone 051 561016 for more details.

Bingo Night

Come along to Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesday night for the bingo commencing at 8 p.m. Enjoy two hours of fun with Mary and the gang. Have a cup of tea or coffee with some home baked cakes. Books cost: €10 Double. €5 Single. €2 Baby.

Trip to Knock

The annual trip to Knock will be on July 26/27. The cost per person is €145 all inclusive. Places are limited so a deposit of €20 is required to secure your seat. Contact Betty at 087 9057391 or Stella at 087 6568207 for more information.

Parish clean-up

The clean-up is on for the next two weeks and the trailer will be in the usual place from next week. So would people do their roads and a bit beyond and try to collect as much rubbish as possible. Bags and gloves-can be got from Nicola.

Church gate collection

There will be a church gate collection on the weekend of May 18/19 in aid of multiple sclerosis south Wexford branch to fund continuing support to people affected by this neurological condition. Thanks for your support.



Please remember split-the-pot is drawn each Sunday following 11 a.m. Mass in St Mary's Church, Cushinstown. Tickets for the split-the-pot are available locally at €2 each.

Terrerath Hall

Bingo every Wednesday night at 8 p.m., we would appreciate all support and all are welcome. Every Monday night, our new yoga classes have commenced in the community centre from 7.30-8.30. Open to both male and female. Friday nights - Irish dancing, and Thursdays - Slimming World. The local soccer club also has training sessions from five years upwards. The Hall Committee appreciate everyone using the facilities and help the upkeep of the hall.


Please remember split-the-pot is drawn each Sunday following 11 a.m. Mass in St Mary's Church, Cushinstown. Tickets for the split-the-pot are available locally at €2 each.

Digital Skills Course

This is funded by the Dept. Communication Climate Action and Environment, and is open to anyone wanting to know how to use laptop, iPad, Smart phone or tablet. Course includes - Setting up email address, sending emails with attachments/photos etc, social media, Using e-government services car tax, ROS online, safety and shopping online. Library services available online. Courses are 2.5 hours over four weeks. Delivered in CTEC and in the Libraries. For more information please contact CTEC 053 9121036 or email

Citizens online

A free computer course, Citizens Online, is being offered to all citizens by Irish Rural Link. It involves five two-hour sessions over 10 weeks and is being run in the local hall. All laptops and course material is supplied for the course. If interested please contact Anna Kehoe at 087 2707606.

Community Games

Representing Club and county at the Community Games May Festival in University Limerick were the following.

Swimming: Ciaran McCarthy, Cael Colfer, Donnacha McCarthy, Seán Barry, Niall Barry, Nicole Colfer, Molly Hennessy Murphy and Jack Mythen.

Talent: Laurie Bolger, Mia Walsh, Aoife Byrne and Aoife Barry under-16 Irish Contemporary Dance group and Grace and Issy Walsh under-12 Irish Contemporary Dance group.

Model Making: Killian Kehoe under-10, Alisha Kent under-10 and David Kent under-12.

Handball: Caitlin Gaffney under-13.

Also big congratulations to all our other county medal winners to date.

Art: Ciarán McCarthy second under-16. Handwriting: Billy Meehan second under-12. Swimming: Eabha Cullen second and Hannah Hennessy Murphy second. Talent: Abbie Cowman second under-12 solo singing. Model Making: Isobel Kehoe second under-12. Handball: Leah Byrne second under-13 girls, Michael O'Rourke second under-13 boys, Daniel Cowman fourth under-13 boys.

Not forgetting our under-13 girls Indoor Soccer team who won the county final and represented us in Leinster and our under-10 boys Indoor Soccer team runners-up at the county final.


Notes Deadline

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

Fethard Rangers AGM

The Fethard Rangers Soccer club annual general meeting will take place next Friday, May 10, in Molloy's bar (back room) at 9 p.m. All new members welcome. Tickets are still on sale for the 300 club, please support.

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €3,900. Next week's jackpot stands at €4,000. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 24 and 32 the club had two lucky-dip winners, Georgie Foley and Siobhán Rowe, who won €30 each.

Mogues Cul Og

Every Saturday morning till September at 10 a.m. our Cul Ogs will play lots of games and have lots of laughs. Open for boys and girls aged 4-6 and children welcome to join in at any stage.

Coiste na nÓg

Congratulations to our under-14 hurlers who qualified for the Féile Division 3 Final recently. Victories over Kilmore, Our Lady's Island and St Martin's B saw them qualify for the semi-final where they played neighbours Horeswood. This was a very closely fought encounter with Fethard winning by one point after extra time. The final was played last Sunday in St Patrick's Park, full report in next week's paper. Well done to Dylan Whelan, who put in a good performance in defence and Cian Byrne, who got the all-important goal in the second half for the Wexford Minor Hurlers, who defeated Offaly 3-11 to 2-11 in the first round of the Leinster Championship in Tullamore recently. They played neighbours Kilkenny in Bellefield last Saturday in the second round.

Fethard St Mogue's GAA

The senior hurlers defeated Clongeen 3-16 to 0-18 in the Fox Cup first round recently, they play Geraldine O'Hanrahans in the semi-final. The junior hurlers had a busy weekend playing Gusserane in the second round of the championship last Friday night before playing St Anne's in the ACHL on Sunday afternoon, both games were at home. Full report in next week's paper.

Fethard split-the-pot

Congratulations to Mia Sutton, who won €63 in this week's split-the-pot (April 25). 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.

St Mogue's Ladies' Club

The minor camoige team continued their success story with a victory over St Anne's in the second round of the championship.

Circuit Classes

Fethard Fitness exercise classes daily, personal and group training on request. Contact Nuala at 087 9111901 for more information.

St Kearns Community Group

The Creative Exchange group meets on Fridays in Colclough Hall, Saltmills. formed as a result of the community survey which asked for more social activities within the area. A core group of committed individuals have brought this group into action by turning up and participating in the various sessions on offer over the last year. A strong interest in local coastal life and the beautiful historical area has led to a fantastic project just completed by the group. We express our gratitude to the community group committee for its support and also to Colclough Hall for giving a venue to practice art and Craft in. We are planning to participate in the Loftus Hall Festival and are organising our annual outing, and invite anyone interested to drop in to us any Friday.


Congratulations to Mary Crowe, who won Saltmills and St Kearns Community Group's April split-the-pot of €57, well done Mary.

Up 2 U Fitness

Circuit/Step and Tone classes every Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. Pay as you go classes, Cost €7. Contact Maureen at 087 7479528 for more info.

Veggie Group

Ballycullane Veggie Group are holding a plant sale and coffee morning on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ballycullane Village Hall. Flowers, Vegetables and Fruit on sale. All organic, great value. The group meets every Monday evening at 7 p.m. and on Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

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