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Wednesday 20 March 2019

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Fethard-on-Sea, St Leonards

Kyle Shannon from Duncannon NS (right) with Iligana Chudzik, representing Bunscoil Loreto Gorey at the Wexford primary schools chess competition in the Brandon House Hotel
Kyle Shannon from Duncannon NS (right) with Iligana Chudzik, representing Bunscoil Loreto Gorey at the Wexford primary schools chess competition in the Brandon House Hotel

Bannow-Ballymitty: 21 Day Walking Challenge - For health benefits adults need to be active at a moderate level for at least 30 minutes a day on five days of the week. With that in mind, we would like to invite you to join our residents for a walk in the Bannow-Ballymitty GAA ground at 9am every morning.

You can walk at your own pace, or you can walk on your own and record how long you walk each day for three weeks. Challenge yourself to increase your walking time each week. Let's see how many miles we can walk collectively in 21 days. We have record cards which also contain some useful advice on how to get started. You can get one by calling to reception at Grantstown Daycare Centre.

Social dancing

Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, February 14, Jack Ryan, 21st Delta Dawn and 28th Bandit. All proceeds in aid of handball clubs new build, all welcome and refreshments will be served.

Grantstown News

Grantstown Day Care Centre have a Carer's position available, 27 Hours Per Week (Monday to Friday). Please send your CV and cover letter to Lesley Jones, Grantstown Daycare Centre, Wellingtonbridge, Co Wexford. Closing Date: Friday, February 15. Grantstown Daycare Centre is an equal opportunity employer, only short listed candidates will be called for interview.

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 12th: Pongo in the morning and music with Stephen Murphy in the afternoon. Wednesday the 13th: Yoga with Sorcha/Cards in the morning and pongo in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 14th: Pongo/Card Playing/Valentine Day Card Making in the morning and a movie experience in the afternoon. Monday the 18th: Exercises with Mairead/Cards/Walks 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 the 12th: No hairdresser available this week. Wednesday the 13th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 14th: No hairdresser available this week. Monday the 18th h: Group Physiotherapy at 11 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All these services are available to everyone in the community.

Volunteer Bus Drivers Urgently Needed - We need bus drivers to transport clients to the Daycare Centre in the morning and home in the afternoon. If you are a licensed Minibus driver who has a couple of hours to spare, please contact us at 051 561016. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Getting Citizens Online - Would you like to be able to shop online, do online banking and be able to send and receive emails? Here at Grantstown we will be holding a free Basic Computer Course for five weeks. Dates to be confirmed. There are limited spaces available, to book your place phone us at 051 561016.

GAA club news

Lotto numbers were 2, 19, 21 and 30. One match-three winner well done Liam Kileen Seabreeze. Next jackpot will be €10,700.

Membership for the upcoming season is due and the deadline will be March 31. All details of the membership is on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Best of luck to Kayleigh Moran, who is representing the club in the all-Ireland Scor competition this Saturday in Castlebar. We also would like to wish Adi Roche O'Leary and Evan Roche the very best in the semi-finals of Wexford has talent this Saturday in Whites.

Thinking of all our students over the next few weeks who are doing their mocks good luck to you all.

Well done to Jane Rossiter, who represented her club with the County Senior ladies' football team.

The Intermediate Football team will take on Naomh Eanna while the Junior Hurlers have St Martin's in the first round of the championship this year. Draws were made at the weekend.

The Ladies Junior Football team play in the first round of the league this weekend. Keep up to date with our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Yoga

Are you interested in becoming more energised and healthy by enjoying gentle yoga exercises during these cold wet winter months? Sorcha Hyland is holding a yoga class on Thursday afternoon 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the community centre Carrig-on-Bannow.

Sorcha teaches a soft, gentle series of movements that can be practiced on a yoga mat or by sitting on a chair. you can even pay weekly so no damage to your pocket at this expensive time of year. Why don't you come and join us?

Ballymitty Hall news

Big Breakfast Morning - The next Sunday Cafe will take place on Sunday, February 24, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. We will be serving a tasty Full Irish Breakfast on the morning.

Handball Monster Drive-in bingo - Sunday, February 17, at 3 p.m. Fundraiser in aid of Ballymitty handball club.

Monster Drive-In Bingo - Monster Bingo is on Sunday, February 24, at 3 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. €1,500 in prizes including Special page; €50 one line, €100 for two lines and €150 full house. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and cakes served.

Fethard-on-Sea

Notes deadline

Please note that any items for inclusion in the District News will have to be with your local correspondent at tony46murphy@eircom.net before 7 p.m. on the Thursday before publication at the latest.

Coffee morning

Senior citizens Concern CLG are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to midday in St Louis Day Care Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Day Care Centre.

Dinner dance

Fethard St Mogue's dinner dance to present the successful men's and ladies' teams their medals will be held in the Brandon House Hotel on Saturday, March 2, Tickets €35 will be available to purchase on Tuesday, February 5, and Friday, February 8, at the clubhouse from 8 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Other opportunities for purchasing tickets will be updated here once details are confirmed. Please note, it is a strictly over-18s event.

Fethard St Mogue's GAA

The draws for this year's championships took place last weekend. Fethard mark their return to the Senior Hurling championship with a game against Faythe Harriers on the weekend of April 13/14 followed by Rapparees the following weekend. Also in the group is Ferns, St Anne's and St Martin's. In Senior Football they start their campaign against last year's champions Shelmaliers on the weekend of March 30/31 followed by St Anne's the following week. Also in the group is Horeswood, Glynn-Barntown and Starlights.

Coiste na nÓg

The under-17 football team lost out to home side Shelmaliers in the Jim Byrne Cup quarter final last Sunday. In a high scoring and entertaining game Shelmaliers got some late scores to win out 4-11 to 4-9.

Fethard split-the-pot

Congratulations to Siobhán Rowe, who won €75 in this week's split-the-pot (February 7) 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.

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €2,700. Next week's jackpot stands at €2,800. The numbers drawn were 6, 8, 26 and 32. The club had two lucky-dip winners Sheila Barden and Agnes Waters, who won €30.

Progressive 45

The winners of the Progressive 45 Card Game in Colclough Hall, Saltmills last Sunday night were, Margaret Cullen, Jimmy Cullen and John Joe Murphy. In second place between were Willie White, Carmel Kehoe and Dermot Bassett. In third place were Aidan Colfer, John Sinnott and Tom Culleton. The last game draw was won by Maura Cahill, Sonny Cahill and Michael Murphy. The raffle winners were John Joe Murphy, Catriona Caulfield, Willie White and Johnny Flynn.

St Louis Day Care

The board, management and staff of senior citizens Concern CLG, St Louis Day Care Centre say a very big thank you to each and everyone who contributed in any way to the running of the centre. The acknowledgement and support received from the people of the five parishes we cover are really appreciated by all of us. Your support is amazing and we could not do it without you. It all has contributed to the running of the Daycare Centre and its associated services. It is testament to the work, dedication and wonderful care given by all staff to our elderly citizens. Sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you.

Creative Exchange Group

The Creative Exchange group is working with Ceramic Artist Mairead Stafford on a Sculpture.

which will be set within the Pound in the village. This will acknowledge the Donors to the community group. We meet each Friday in Colclough Hall from 10 to one and if you would like to be part of this creative practice just drop in. €2 to defray costs. Work on your own project or be part of group practices. We welcome suggestions for workshops that are of low cost or if you have a creative skill you would like to share contact us. Kindly supported by Colclough Hall and hosted by Saltmills St Kearns Community Group.

Race night

A great night's entertainment is guaranteed on Saturday, March 16, in the Vine Cottage Bar with Fantastic race night on offer. Beat the bookie and place your bets before hand. Buy your horse for €10 or sponsor your own race with your friends or family. Business sponsorship very welcome. Prizes galore. Commentary by Liam Spratt. We will be actively selling over next few weeks. Don't miss your chance to get a winners Rosette. This fun night is brought to you by St Kearns Rowing Club and Saltmills St Kearns Community Group.

Horticultural Group AGM

Ramsgrange Horticultural Group will hold its AGM in the Strand Tavern, Duncannon on Wednesday, February 13, at midday New members are welcome.

Circuit Classes

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

St Leonards

Cards

Winners of the cards in St Leonards hall last week were; Dave Walsh, Andy Reville and Mae Dunning. In second place were; Larry Larkin, Brendan Colfer and Alice Gaffney. Third place went to, Nick Doyle, Johnny Flynn and Seán Colfer. Last game draw winners were Kitty Roche, Margaret Cullen and Joan Kehoe. The raffle winners were Dave Walsh, Siobhán Doyle, Mae Dunning and Michael Murphy. The cards continue every Saturday night at 8.30 p.m.

Lotto

There was no jackpot winner in the Tintern lotto draw last week. Six people matched three numbers and each received €70. They were; Mark Astley, Pauline Hayes, Ollie Whelan, Peg Murray, Jim Lacey and Ann B Eagan. The numbers drawn were 4, 7, 18 and 19. Next week's jackpot is €6,050 and next week's match-three winners will share €200. Tickets on sale in al local shops and pubs and from committee members.

St Louis Day Care Centre

We, the board, management and staff say a very big thank you to each and everyone who contributed in any way to the running of the centre. The acknowledgement and support received from the people of the five parishes we cover are really appreciated by all of us. Your support is amazing and we could not do it without you. It all has contributed to the running of the Daycare Centre and its associated services. It is testament to the work, dedication and wonderful care given by all staff to our elderly citizens. Sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you.

Monthly Rosary

The Monthly Rosary will be recited at the Grotto in Grantstown, Wellingtonbridge this Saturday, February 16, at two o'clock.

Coffee Morning

Senior citizens Concern CLG are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to midday in St Louis Day Care Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Day Care Centre.

Horticultural Group AGM

Ramsgrange Horticultural Group will hold its AGM in the Strand Tavern, Duncannon on Wednesday, February 13, at midday New members are welcome.

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