Monday 16 December 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Duncannon, St Leonards

Pupils from Rathnure NS Kate Higgins, Amber Reilly and Orlaith Morrissey enjoying the Surprising Science event at New Ross library
Pupils from Rathnure NS Kate Higgins, Amber Reilly and Orlaith Morrissey enjoying the Surprising Science event at New Ross library

Bannow-Ballymitty: Social dancing - Dancing in Tír na nÓg continues every Thursday night with music this Thursday the 21st by Michelle Murphy, Thursday the 28th by Tommy Carroll - all welcome refreshments served all proceeds in aid of hand ball new build.

Tomi Reichental

Tomi Reichental, a holocaust survivor will share his Journey of Rembrance with us in Grantstown Community Village on Friday, November 22, at 7.30 p.m. This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

Bridge Club results

Results from Brendan Hederman Cup - first Oona Dwyer and Margaret Cullen; second Marie French and Noreen McCarthy; third Nancy Wall and Dora Furlong; fourth Seán Ó Riordáin and Ann Whitty. The Hederman Cup was presented by Imelda Crosbie (president) to Oona and Margaret. All had a lovely evening with late supper and wonderful confectionery.

Results W/E November 12: First Ann Whitty and Anna Kehoe; second Maria Devereux and Oona Dwyer; third Patsy O'Farrell and Mick Harpur; fourth Mary Byrne and Mary Cosgrove.

GAA News

Lotto numbers were 1, 6, 26 and 27. Jackpot stays at €14,000.

Hard luck to our under-15 boys' hurling team on Saturday last in their County Final. Thanks to the squad, their parents and to their Mangement team of Tom Moran, John Roche and Ken Foley.

The under-13 Rising Stars Boys has a great win over Cushinstown, The Shels and Duffry Rovers in the final on Sunday last. Well done to the team and their Mangement team of Francis Quigley, Garry Jordan and David Currid.

Our Club AGM will take place on Sunday, December 1, in the complex. This is a very important meeting for the upcoming season. Please do attend.

Yoga classes

Yoga classes in Ballymitty Hall every Thursday night at 7 p.m. Beginners welcome. Contact Ger at 087 0640081.

Bannow Community First Responders

To keep this VALUABLE resource in our community, we need more LOCAL volunteers. Please Contact Catherine at 086 3498804/051560683 for more information.


The Little Sea Musical Society invites you to come join them in opening this year's Christmas Season with 'Mary Poppins Returns with Willy Wonka and Christmas Classics 'an event for all the family with our Christmas treats at interval in Carrig Hall on December 5/6 and Fethard on December 7.

Tickets on sale now at and in local outlets.

Corach Ramblers News

Congratulations to this week's split-the-pot winner Jessica Power, who won €514. We would like to thank Costcutters in Wellingtonbridge for housing our new collection box/table.

On the field each of the senior teams had close calls. The ladies were up against premier opposition in the quarter final of the inter divisional shield tournament. Niamh Nessi Millar gave Corach the lead after 10 minutes following a great through ball that still required skill to beat the keeper. In fact some great play kept it that way up to the half time whistle. The second half was barely minutes old and the game had swung completely with two quick Courtown goals. However, the ladies were not in the mood to give up. Tracy brick wall Sinnott left her sweeper position to nod on a corner for Shakira O'Connor to slot home. The game ended 2-2. Intro extra time Sal Eustace should have been awarded a penalty but wasn't. Into the second half of extra time Courtown took the lead from a corner to make it 3-2. At this stage we needed some magic and it came from a great run from Nessi but ended with a shocking tackle. Unfortunately after such a long injury delay the resulting penalty kick narrowly missed the top corner and the game was over. A true display of great heart and team spirit.

The Men's B team lost 3-2 to Camolin. The first half of the game was a great team performance which saw it finish on a scoreline of 1-1. Eoin O'Connor was on target. Into the second half Camolin began to dominate and scored two goals before John Reville pulled one back to make it 2-3. The home side could not find the equaliser to grab a point.

Finally the Men's A were up against Tombrack. In a game of 'what ifs' the home side should have been one or two goals up before Tombrack scored from a corner. This was then followed by another three goals before Seán Byrne got one back. Joe Sinnott hit the post from a free kick and Niall Harney hit the crossbar from a penalty. Unfortunately the game ended 4-1 to Tombrack.

However - the future is very bright judging by the underage talent we have. Well done Shane and Cillian, who played for Wexford's under-15s as they defeated Carlow 3-1.

Historical Society

Bannow Historical Society will hold their annual Christmas Dinner in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge on Saturday, December 7, at 7.30 p.m.

There will be a four course meal followed by some light entertainment, after which you can dance the night away or just relax and enjoy the music.

If you are a small group wishing to have a great night out do come along and join us. Great value at €25.00 and free raffle.

Anyone wishing to attend contact Kevin 087 0925853 - Anne 086 8469131 - Maryanne 087 3525262.

Tales of Unexpected Irish Connections

All are invited to a talk by Jimmy O'Toole, one of the most informed and entertaining speakers on matters historical, in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, on Friday, November 29, at 8 p.m. It's free to all so spread the word.

Grantstown News

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday the 19th: Chair Exercises/Pongo in the morning and the X Factor in the afternoon. Wednesday the 20th: Pongo in the morning and music with Jimmy Barnwell in the afternoon. Thursday the 21st: Chair Exercises/Pongo in the morning and yoga with Julie in the afternoon. Monday the 25th: Baking with Ger/Cards 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 the 19th: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 20th: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Thursday the 21st: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 25th: No Group Physio with Mairead this week. Home Baking available all week. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

Sad passing

Deepest sympathy to Bernie Wade and family on the death of her father Ber Keane last Wednesday. His removal was at 7 p.m. on Thursday to St Catherine's Church Tacumshane with burial on Friday after 1 p.m. Mass in Ballymore cemetery. May he rest in peace.


Notes deadline

Deadline for inclusion in the Duncannon notes is 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Email

St James' GAA Lotto

There was no winner of the €14,000 jackpot in last Tuesdays draw. The winning numbers were 1, 6, 26, and 27. St James Club had two match-three winners; Malachy Mullan, Connagh and Naomi and Maisie, Bella Vista, Duncannon. The jackpot for the next lotto draw, on November 26, will be €14,000 (reserve jackpot €4,400). Tickets are available from committee members and local shops and pubs. €50 yearly lotto tickets are also available from 086 8820773.

Active Retirement

NOVEMBER TRIP - St Michael's Theatre New Ross on November 20 to see West Side Story. Cost €20 incl. coach from Ramsgrange and Campile. Deposit €15. Ring Alexia at 087 9462160.

MONTHLY MEETING - Our next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, December 2, in St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, starting at 2.15 p.m. Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. This is our Christmas meeting great raffle with Christmas cake, two hampers, throw, and many other prizes. Christmas quiz, carols and lots of fun.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING - Tuesday, December 3. Pick-ups in: Waterford, New Ross, Ramsgrange, Wellingtonbridge, Wexford and Enniscorthy. €50 deposit. Tea or coffee and scone on route, Shopping at Dundrum, bed, Breakfast and dinner, in Clane, Co. Kildare, Kildare Shopping Outlet Centre, use of the Leisure Centre at the Hotel, guided tour of Russborough House, afternoon tea. Cost is €150 pps. The total cost in a single room is €170. To book your place please contact Alexia at 087 9462160.

DECEMBER TRIP - The Arboretum, Leighlinbridge, Carlow, on December 16, for lunch, beautiful Christmas decorations, wonderful scenes, Woollen Mill shop, a great few hours out with friends. Please contact Alexia at 087 9462160.

HOLIDAY MAY 2020 - annual holiday May 4 to May 8, 2020, to Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Cost of trip €365 pps, single supplement €20 per night. Enquiries to Mary B. at 087 2073966. Deposit €50 at December meeting and full payment at February meeting. To book ring 087 9462160.

Christmas Market

Ramsgrange Community School is taking bookings from local crafts people for the annual indoor Christmas Market which will be held in the school and gym on Sunday, November 24. Bookings of quality craft and home-made products can be made via the school office asap at 051 389 211 to avoid disappointment. This market books out very quickly each year.

Flower arranging demo

There will be a Flower Arranging Demonstration, by florist, Lennie Wall, in St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, on Thursday, November 28, at 7.30 p.m. There will be Pop Up Shops on the night. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased at St Louis Day Care Centre. 051 389509. All proceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care Centre.

Green Road

Irish folk/ballad band, Green Road will perform in Campile Hall, on Saturday night, November 30, at 8 p.m. Expect a night of your favourite Irish songs and lots of singing-along. Tickets available on the door.

Teen Disco

There will be a teenage disco in Campile Hall on this coming Friday night, November 22, for all secondary school students from 9 p.m. to midnight Doors open at 8 p.m. Strictly no alcohol or drugs allowed. This is a fully supervised event.

St Vincent de Paul collection

The annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all churches in the diocese on the weekend of December 7/8. For some, Christmas is 'most worrying time of the year'. Thank you for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.

St Leonards


Winners of the cards in St Leonards hall last week were; James McDonald, Dave Walsh and Mai Dunning.

Second place went to, Kathleen Cadogan, Luke Power and Willie White.

Last game draw winners were Seán Colfer, Johnny Flynn and Nicholas Doyle.

The cards continue every Saturday night at 8.30 p.m.

Great Chocake Bake-off

Sunday, December 1, at the Dunbrody Christmas Market. €10 to enter your chocolate cake. Text 085 8227590 to get full entry details. Prizes for best taste, best looking and people's choice - judging led by Kevin Dundon. Hosted by St Kearns Rowing Club/Saltmills St Kearns Community Group.

Mary Poppins

The Little Sea Musical Society invites you to come join them to open this year's Christmas Season with 'Mary Poppins Returns with Willy Wonka and Christmas Classics. An event for all the family with our Christmas Treats at the Interval. Shows in Carrig Hall on December 5 and 6 and Fethard on December 7. Tickets On Sale now at and in local outlets.

GAA Club agms

Gusserane Coiste na nÓg will hold their AGM on Friday the November 22 at 7.30 in Gusserane clubhouse. All parents, people with an interest in the club and members are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity for our community to get together and improve our underage club. Looking forward to seeing old and new faces on the night.

The adult AGM will take place in the clubhouse on Friday, November 29, at 8 p.m. and will be preceded at 7.30 with Mass for deceased members of the club. Again.

Flower Arrangement

By Lennie Wall Florist, In St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange on Thursday, November 28, at 7.30 p.m. There will also be Pop Up Shops on the Night Tickets are €10 and can be purchased at St Louis Day Care Centre. Phone no 051 389509. All proceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care Centre.

Christmas Market

A Giant Christmas Market and Craft Fair will be held in Ramsgrange Community School on Sunday, November 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - All exhibitors from the local area are welcome and can contact the school at 051 389211 to book a stand.

It is expected that there will be up to 100 stands of local art, quality hand-made craft, decorations, pottery, baked goods, jewellery, toys and fancy goods and lots more so it promises to be a great occasion for people to visit and buy their Christmas gifts while also supporting local small businesses/crafts people. Santa will also be there in his grotto and there will be lots of other fun activities for all the family.

New Ross Standard