Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Fethard-on-Sea
Bannow-Ballymitty: Cullenstown Community Group monthly meeting is on Wednesday, September 4, 8 p.m. in the Atlantic Bar, Cullenstown. New members always welcome.
Community Alert AGM
The Bannow-Ballymitty Community Alert AGM and meeting will take place this Tuesday, September 3, at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall all welcome. If you haven't paid you fee of €10 for three years membership please do before or at the meeting.
Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday, September 3: Imagination Gym/Games/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, September 4: Sonas/Cards/Pamper Morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 5: Cards/Games in the morning. Lunch at midday and a trip to Our Lady's Island in the afternoon. Monday, September 9: Exercise with Mairead/Cards/Games in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. .
Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday, September 3: Hairdressing by Katherina from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, September 4: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday, September 5: Hairdressing by Katherina from 10.30 a.m. Monday, September 9: Group Physio with Mairead. Home Baking available all week. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services which are available to everyone in the community.
Many thanks to everyone who supported our first Drive-in bingo on Sunday last. It certainly was an ideal day for it with the sun beaming down on those who chose to play the bingo in their cars. Thanks to anyone who donated prizes and thanks to everyone who helped out on the day.
Meals On Wheels
Would you like to have Hot Delicious and Nutritious meals delivered to your door? Grantstown Daycare Centre operate a Meals On Wheels Service every Tuesday and Thursday for a small fee. Why not give us a call at 051 561016 for more details.
Corach Ramblers News
Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Mick Murphy from Bannow, who won €510 this week. If you're not in.
Fixtures: The Youths kick off this Saturday v Fastnet at home at 11 a.m. The A team play at 11 a.m. on Sunday v Moyne Rangers with the B team kicking off at 1.30 p.m. versus St Joesph's. Best of luck to all our teams in the new season ahead.
GAA club notes
This week's lotto draw takes place this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €14,000. Tickets are Two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze Drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace's Hardware, Costcutters, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer down in the complex. Thank you for your continued support to our club.
Hugh achievement for our Intermediate Football team who stay safe in their group for this year. A great physical game and win over Ferns in Bree secured the deal. Well done to the Lads and their Mangement team David, Ken and Ger.
Our Ladies' Football weren't so lucky on Monday evening last when they played their Relugation Final against Clonee. They now go down to Junior B Hard luck ladies and thank you to their Mangement team Shane, Suzannah and Mary.
Thank you all who supported the Pat Neville golf classics on Friday last. A great day out.
Wishing all our students the very best heading back to school this week.
Our Junior Hurling team are out this Saturday, September 7, in Oylegate in their final round of the championship. They will take on Buffers Alley in Oylegate with a throw in at 1.30 p.m.
dancing in Tír na nÓg for September every Thursday night with music this week September 5 by Mary Prendergast, September 12 the Wicklow Man, September 19 Richie Halpin and September 26 Colin Kenny from Offaly. All proceeds to new handball build, refreshments served all welcome.
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Fethard St Mogue's GAA
The senior footballers played Glynn-Barntown in the fourth round of the championship recently. An early Bryan Power goal set the tone as they went at their opponents from the off. Garret Foley, Mikie Dwyer and Bryan all added points while the Glynn goalkeeper made a couple of great saves to deny them further goals. When Bryan Power converted the only scoreable free which Fethard were awarded for the whole match on the stroke of half time it put them five points clear, 1-7 to 0-5.
Another couple of pointed frees for Glynn reduced the lead on the resumption but when Garret Foley got his fourth point of the game mid-way through the second half it put them seven points clear. A Glynn goal five minutes later started their comeback as they added three points to leave just a point between the sides. However Richard Waters, who had an impressive game powered through at the end of a strong Fethard counter-attack to finish to the net to give Fethard victory on a 2-11 to 1-10 scoreline.
They played Starlights in Bree last Friday evening in their final group game having already qualified for the quarter finals.
The senior hurlers play St Martin's in Wexford Park at 6 p.m. in their final group game.
St Mogue's Ladies' gaa
The ladies intermediate football team played neighbours Gusserane in the Shield Final in Mersheen last week. This was a closely fought and entertaining game. Fethard took an early lead through a Libby Sutton penalty. Gusserane replied with two goals of their own. Another goal from Libby helped Fethard regain the lead but Gusserane fought back again. Another Libby goal followed by two points helped them to a 3-4 to 2-4 lead at the break.
Fethard were unfortunate not to extend this lead early in the second half but a Fiona Rowe goal did put them four points clear after 10 minutes. A long scoreless spell followed before Gusserane eventually found their scoring boots to add 2-3 without reply. Fethard were given a lifeline when they were awarded a late penalty but Libby's shot was well saved and Gusserane held on to win by 4-10 to 4-5.
The girls have played some great football all year and it was disappointing that their efforts were not rewarded with some silverware. The players and the management team of Georgie Foley, Evelyn Power and Helen Barry deserve great credit for the commitment they have shown.
Tri the Hook
Hook Tourism would like to thank all involved in Tri the Hook, this year's event was a tremendous success thanks to our volunteers and Marshals, who came out to support the event. Their enthusiastic help on the water, along the cycle and run route really embodied the community spirit that makes this event such a success.
Our thanks also is extended to the landowners who allowed access for parking and for the transition, the RNLI, Coastguard, St Mogue's GAA and the Order of Malta, who also contributed very generously of their time.
In the same way we were delighted to see so many members of the local community who came out to encourage and support the competitors. The money raised from the event will go towards supporting Hook Tourism in promoting Ireland's Standout Destination the 'Hook Peninsula'.
Village Players Drama Group
Village Players Drama Group are looking for new members. Please call 087 7885218 before Tuesday, September 10, for more information.
Helen Blake Fundraiser
Green Road are in concert with the very best of Irish folk, ballads and trad, to raise funds for the Helen Blake Lifeboat Project on Friday, September 20, in Fethard-on-Sea Community Centre. Doors open at seven-thirty for an eight o'clock start. Tickets are available now at just €12 - phone Ann at 087 4131684 to book yours, and don't delay, there's limited availability.
There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €5,700. Next week's jackpot stands at €5,800. The numbers drawn were 16, 21, 23 and 26. The club had two lucky-dip winners, Brian Bowe and Pat Cullen, who won €30 each.
Congratulations to Ria Molloy, who won €75 in this week's split-the-pot (August 29). 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.
TEA PARTY - The Kennedy Park Tea Party will be on September 5, at midday. This will be held in the Marquee at Kennedy Park. The Tea Party will be hosted by Seán Connick; Guests are Marty Morrissey, Sports Broadcaster, Frances Black, Singer and founder of the Rise Foundation. €20 incl. coach but this could change depending on numbers, so, please book early. Coach from Ramsgrange 1 p.m., sharp. Wellingtonbridge 12.35, Elm Tree Cross 12.50. €22 to be paid in full at September meeting please. Call Kelly at 087 6372084.
2020 HOLIDAY - May 4 to May 8, 2020, to Castlebar Co. Mayo, with Annis Kehoe as our guide. Cost of trip is €365 pps - single supplement €20 per night. Day trips, gratuities, etc. included in price. Names and deposits taken at September meeting - Savings club open - Enquiries to Mary B. at 087 2073966. Please come along so much fun to be had.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TRIP - Tuesday, December 3 - Pick-ups in: Waterford, New Ross, Ramsgrange, Wellingtonbridge, Wexford and Enniscorthy - Tea or coffee and scone on route - Shopping at Dundrum Shopping Centre Bed, breakfast and dinner at the Westgrove Hotel, Clane, Co. Kildare (Full use of the Leisure Centre at the Hotel) - Enjoy music in the bar after dinner - Visit to Kildare Shopping Outlet Centre - A guided tour of Russborough House and afternoon tea. The total cost per person is €150 pps a twin or double room - Single Supplement €20.
To book your place please contact Alexia at 087 9462160.
Classes with the Power School of Irish Dancing resume in St Mary's Hall on Tuesday, September 3, at 4.30 p.m. For more info contact Catherine at 087 7651143.
Fitness Circuit Classes
Fethard Fitness exercise classes daily, personal and group training on request. Contact Nuala at 087 9111901 for more info.
Up 2 U Fitness
Circuit and Step and Tone classes every Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. Pay as you go classes, €7. Contact Maureen at 087 7479528 for more info.
The winners of the Progressive 45 Card Game in Colclough Hall, Saltmills last Sunday night were Nicholas Doyle, Johnnie Flynn and Seán O'Grady. In second place, Johnny Colfer, Mick Reville and Billy Shannon. Dermot Bassett and Carmel Kehoe. In third place David Murphy, Georgie Foley and Siobhán Doyle. The last game draw was won by Willie White, Tony Murphy and Carmel Kehoe. The raffle winners were Kathleen Cadogan, James McDonald and Michael Kehoe.
We are asking for people to keep some recycled materials for a project we have upcoming in September. We will need clean, plain paper with no print or images on it, tissue paper, cartridge paper, coloured plain paper. Also if you have any acid free, cotton based mountboards from old art work we can use these. We will be making paper pulp from these materials. Also cardboard egg cartons with no print on them. We can use plain paperbags that have no plastic seal inside. We can also use a4 size wooden picture frames or smaller, a fine agricultural/horticultural mesh in small quantities is also needed. If you happen to have any old hand made paper or card or indeed Fabriano please donate it to us. We will have a collection or drop off point in the village in September.
The Community Group is actively carrying on the work of keeping Saltmills village clean and beautiful by holding a community hour on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Glove and bags provided meeting at the bridge in the village. Thanks to everyone who support our work which is ongoing in the village. Improvements in the Picnic Area are ongoing and we will have a sowing and planting morning in September following these works.
Our Lady's Island
There will be a mini-bus going to Our Lady's Island for the closing ceremonies on Sunday evening, September 8, fare €8. Pick up points Campile, Ramsgrange, Elm Tree Cross, and Wellingtonbridge. Contact details, Nicholas Bowe 051 388437 or 087 9418661.
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