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Thursday 20 June 2019

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

Bannow-Ballymitty: GAA club notes - Lotto numbers were 1, 4, 17 and 25. One match-three winner well done to the Anglim Hogan. Next jackpot will be €13,100. Thank you for your continued support to our club.

Best of luck to all our students, who start their Leaving and junior cert exams.

You can book your Cúl Camp place on the website.

The Bodibro gear has arrived and some has been given out during last week. Please contact Majella, Adi or Joeanne if haven't received yours yet.

This week's fixtures intermediate Football have a home game on Friday at 8 p.m. in Grantstown. Wexford play a double header in Wexford park on Saturday. Junior Football take on Fethard on Sunday at 4 p.m. in Grantstown also. Please check out our Facebook page and Twitter account for all matches and times as they change regularly.

Deepest condolences to the Fanning Family on the passing of our club man Larry, who has had so many roles during his time in Grantstown and was a dedicated member. His tasks involved chairman, secretary, Trainer, Selector, player and president. Never to shy away from work he was always involved in the heavy grafting and day to day activities in the club. He started his playing career in 1954 and was a jubilous winner of the junior team who won in 1956.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to the family of Larry Fanning, who passed away last week. Larry was 86 years old and is survived by his brothers Seán and Jimmy sister Annie and the late Matt, Paddy, Bridie, Sonny, Tom, Maggie and Mary. His wife Clare predeceased him. He will be sadly missed by his loving family nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. He reposed at his residence on Wednesday, May 29, from 12oc-8 p.m. with removal on Thursday the 30th to the Church of Mary Immaculate and St Joseph Carrig-on-Bannow for funeral Mass at midday and burial afterwards in Kilcaven cemetery. May he rest in peace.

FF Meeting

A meeting of Droichead Eoin Fianna Fail Cumann will take place in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, on Wednesday, June 5, at 8-30.

All Members and intending members are welcome. Enquiries to chairman Simon Boyse Mob 087 1801940.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday, June 4: Mass with Fr Cullen in the morning and Pongo/Cards in the afternoon. Wednesday, June 5: Pongo in the morning and a Who-Done-It interactive play in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6: Outdoor Games/Cards 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, June 4: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thur June 6: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Physiotherapy from 9.30 a.m. Home Baking available all week. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All of these services are available to everyone in the community.

Dates For Your Diary

Monster Drive In Bingo Sunday, August 18, at 3 p.m. in Grantstown Community Village. €1,500 in prize money to be won, plus a Monster Raffle. Tea, coffee and homemade confectionery being served.

Tomi Reichental

Tomi Reichental was born in Slovakia in 1935. At the age of nine he was captured and deported along with 12 family members to a concentration camp. As one of only three Holocaust survivors living in Ireland, Tomi is mindful that the horrors of the Holocaust will soon pass from memory to history. Words from Paddy Fitzgibbon (Memorial at Listowel, Co. Kerry) 'Our generation, and the generation after us, will be the last that will be able to say that we stood and shook the hands of some of those who survived.' Tomi is on a mission of remembrance and we are honoured here in Grantstown Community Village that Tomi has agreed to come to share his unbelievable story with us and our community. Please come and join us on Friday, July 19, at 7.30 p.m. to listen to Tomi's chilling and shocking story…yet remember we are so privileged to hear about his journey and what a piece of history it is. Please note this is a free event.

Meals on Wheels

Would you like to have Hot, Delicious and Nutritious meals delivered to your door? Grantstown Daycare Centre operates 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.

Golf/Footgolf classic

Duncannon FC is holding its first annual Golf and Footgolf Classic on June 22 at Abbey Par three. Golf, teams of two €30. 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Foot Golf 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids €10. Prizes for the top two teams in golf, and prizes for the first under-10/under-11/under-12/under-14. Nearest the Pin/barbecue and lots more. Come along for a great day of fun. Contact Fintan at 087 4136841 for tee times.

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.

Late David Hearne

The Fethard and nearby areas were shocked to hear of the death of Garda David Hearne following a diving accident off Hook Head recently. Dave was a garda based and living in Waterford but formerly of Innyard, Fethard-on-Sea. He had won a number of awards for bravery and rescuing other people while they were in difficulty in the water.

He is sadly missed by his mother and father Gemma and Declan of Innyard House and by his wife Barbara, children Dylan, Toby, Noah and Libby, sisters Bríd and Maeve, brother Declan, relatives and many friends both in the Garda force and wider community. His funeral Mass took place last Tuesday in Star of the Sea Church, Duncannon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest peace.

On the Hook

This year's edition of the On the Hook magazine is currently on sale in local shops. Featuring 200 pages of articles and photos, with some fantastic old photos which were never previously published it is great value at just €12. Get your copy quick before they sell out.

Country Market

Fethard-on-Sea Country Market, now in its 23rd year, will be held this Saturday in St Mary's Hall 10.30 a.m. to midday. On sale will be home baking, preserves, chocolate, cheese, a large selection of crafts, cards, prints, children's dresses, knitwear, jewellery, veg, salad, eggs and plants.

St Mogue's Ladies GAA

St Mogue's Ladies' Club are holding a golf classic in Abbey Par three Saturday, June 15. Teams of three cost €60, includes soup and sandwiches. Contact Aisling Wall at 086 8252631 for timesheet.

The ladies intermediate football team had an impressive win over neighbours Gusserane their league semi-final in Ramstown recently winning on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-7.

First Communion

Congratulations to all the children who received their First Holy Communion in Poulfur Church recently. Well done also to everyone who worked to prepare the children for this event over the preceding months.

Try Rowing

St Kearns Rowing Club are training every Mon, Wed and Friday at 7.30 p.m. on St Kearns Shore, Saltmills. If you are interested in getting some exercise in a fun and inclusive environment come along and give it a go. Just bring a pair of old runners that will get wet and sports clothes. You don't need to be a swimmer as lifejackets are always worn and supplied by the club. Rowing gets you out in the fresh air, is very social and is suitable for anyone from ages 10 years to 60 years +.

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €4,300. Next week's jackpot stands at €4,400. The numbers drawn were 12, 14, 26 and 32. The club had one lucky-dip winner Tommy Power, who won €30.

Coiste na nÓg

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.

Fethard St Mogue's GAA

The junior football team were at home to Bannow-Ballymitty last week in the championship. They continued their recent good run of form winning by 0-9 to 1-4. The junior hurling team are home this evening to Clonard in the ACHL at 7.30. The senior footballers are away to neighbours St James next Friday evening in the ACFL at 8 p.m.

Cúl Camps

Cúl Camp is once again back in Fethard this year, July 8 to July 12. Each day from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. You can book online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

There are two options for receiving gear, you can pay a postage charge to have it delivered prior to camp starting, or else you can collect it the week of the camp at the venue at no extra cost. Any questions or clarifications, comment here, send us a message or contact Mark at 087 2415342.

Fethard split-the-pot

Congratulations to Stephen J Sharkey, who won €70 in this week's split-the-pot (May 30). 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.

Fitness Circuit Classes

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

Up 2 U Fitness

Circuit and 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.

Progressive 45

The winners of the Progressive 45 card game in Colclough Hall last Sunday night were Nicholas Doyle, Johnnie Flynn and Seán Colfer. In second place were Willie White, Carmel Kehoe and Dermot Bassett. There was a tie for third place between Tom Culleton, Brendan Colfer and Tony Murphy and Pat Whelan and Maureen Eustace. The last game draw was won by John Sinnott, James McDonald and Aidan Colfer. The raffle winners were Aidan Colfer, Dave Walsh, Pat Whelan and Tom Culleton.

Tintern Lecture Series

The next lecture in our William Marshal series will take place tomorrow June 5 at 7 p.m. in Tintern Abbey. Brian Matthews wills discus William and Isobel, The Power Couple. There was a full house the last night so be sure to come early to get a seat.

On August 20 Bernard Browne will talk about the Legacy of the Normans while on September 3 Breda Lynch will discuss, Honouring a Vow, Marshall and Tintern Abbey.

All are welcome and for further information please see our Facebook pages.

St Kearns Community Hour

We meet every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to help keep Saltmills St Kearns beautiful. Gloves, bags and tools provided. A little weeding and hoeing to keep the weeds at bay prior to our June 8 Coastal Clean Up. On that Saturday, June 8, we will meet at 10 a.m. at the bridge and start preparations for revamping the picnic area with new bed arrangement and native planting. We will also do a seashore ramble to remove plastics and debris from the shore. Thanks to everyone for taking care of areas in the village and litter picking throughout the winter.

Creative Exchange

Drop in to Colclough Hall and meet people interested in art, crafts and exploring new projects on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are awaiting news on a Grant application to Creative Ireland and Wexford County Council for a new project on exploring Cultural Diversity in Saltmills St Kearns through print and ceramics. We have completed a piece for the Pound with Mairead Stafford Ceramic Artist, which will be installed in due course. With thanks to Colclough Hall for its kind support and the Community Group for hosting the group.

Helen Blake Lifeboat Project

Wexford Local Development is proud to be assisting the Helen Blake Community Group with the construction of a replica of the Helen Blake Lifeboat in Bevel Woodworking School, Fethard-on-Sea.

The building of the boat will take approximately 18 months and the work will be carried out as part of a Tús training programme. This project will enable individuals to gain work experience and valuable skills under the supervision of local shipwright John Colfer, who counts the Dunbrody famine ship among the previous projects he has worked on. Would you like to be part of our team? Are you unemployed and eligible for the Tús Programme (Tús scheme eligibility applies, Jobseekers one year +, etc) For more information, contact Peter at 087 9959012 or peter.obrien@wld.ie.

Sisters of Saint Louis

The Sisters of St Louis will be departing Ramsgrange in the near future after many years of service in the parish.Bishop Brennan will join us to Celebrate the 10.30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 9. Afterwards we will have refreshments in the Day Care Centre.

Golf/Footgolf classic

Duncannon FC is holding its first annual Golf and Footgolf Classic on June 22 at Abbey Par three. Golf, teams of two €30. 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Foot Golf 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids €10. Prizes for the top two teams in golf, and prizes for the first under-10/under-11/under-12/under-14. Nearest the Pin/barbecue and lots more. Come along for a great day of fun. Contact Fintan at 087 4136841 for tee times.

St Leonards

Patron

The annual patron including Mass and blessing of the graves will take place in St Leonards Cemetery on Sunday, June 30, at midday. Patron and blessing of graves in Clonmines Cemetery will take place on Friday, June 28, at 7.30 p.m.

Cards

Four teams finished with 11 game to share the prize money at the progressive 45 card game in St Leonards hall on Saturday night last. they were; Peter Stafford, Lish Breen, Kitty Roche and Willie White, Kathleen Cadogan, Mick Reville and Andy Reville, James McDonald, Dave Walsh and Nicholas Doyle, Seán Colfer Johnny Flynn. The last game draw winners were Pat Whelan, Seán O'Grady and Michael Kehoe. The raffle winners on the night were; Sonny Cahill, John Joe Murphy, Kitty Roche and Mick Reville. The cards continue every Saturday night at 8.30 p.m.

Lotto

There was no jackpot winner in the Tintern lotto draw last week. Five people matched three numbers to share the prize money of €400. They were; Bernadette Cullen, Noel Furlong, Pat Power, Vincent Furlong and Maycie and Noeleen Flynn. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 16 and 25. Next week's jackpot will be €8,450 and next week's match-three winners will share €200. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members.

Golf Classic

Duncannon FC is holding its first annual Golf and Footgolf Classic on June 22 at Abbey Par three. Golf, teams of two €30. 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Foot Golf 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids €10. Prizes for the top two teams in golf, and prizes for the first under-10/under-11/under-12/under-14. Nearest the Pin/barbecue and lots more. Contact Fintan at 087 4136841 for tee times.

Tintern Lecture Series

The next lecture in our William Marshal series will take place tomorrow June 5 at 7 p.m. in Tintern Abbey. Brian Matthews wills discus William and Isobel, The Power Couple. There was a full house the last night so be sure to come early to get a seat. On August 20 Bernard Browne will talk about the Legacy of the Normans.

GAA action

With Tom Somers Park in Gusserane closed due to pitch maintenance, Ballycullane became a happy hunting ground for Gusserane's footballers last week. Our third team in adult football had a thrilling win over Duffy Rovers in the junior B championship on a scoreline of 3-15 to 2-10. Gusserane's goals came from Seamie Kehoe and Shaun Maher. On Wednesday evening our minor footballers had an equally entertaining game against Starlights in the Matty Forde Competition on a scoreline of 6-10 to 5-2.

Best of luck to our senior footballers who take on St James in the final of the Tommy Murphy Cup in Horeswood this Tuesday.

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