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Eimear Hogan, Mag Bates and Jill Burton who took part in the swim New Year's Eve at the little beach in Kilmore Quay as part of the 20 Dips for December series to raise money for the RNLI.

Eimear Hogan, Mag Bates and Jill Burton who took part in the swim New Year's Eve at the little beach in Kilmore Quay as part of the 20 Dips for December series to raise money for the RNLI.

Eimear Hogan, Mag Bates and Jill Burton who took part in the swim New Year's Eve at the little beach in Kilmore Quay as part of the 20 Dips for December series to raise money for the RNLI.



Shamrock Vintage Club ploughing results

The following are the results of the Shamrock Vintage Ploughing at New Ross on Sunday 9th January 2022.

Single Furrow–1st Trevor Fleming, Cork; 2nd Phil Jackman & The ‘Jim McGee Cup’ 3rd–Nick Walshe. Trailer Class: 1st–Jim Cullen, Rathangan; 2nd–Seanie Murphy, Rathanna 2 Furrow–1st Thomas Beansane, Clashmore; 2nd–John Moore; 3rd Dave Levingstone. 2 Furrow TVO–1st–Eamonn White; 2nd–Paddy Doyle, Wicklow. The Pat Byrne Trophy went to Mogue Curtis and the Byrne Bros. Trophy went to John Moore.

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The Club would like to thank all its sponsors and supporters who made the day possible, also the landowners. A great day was enjoyed by all.

Adamstown Lotto

The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Monday 10th January were 2, 18, 19, 22. There was no Jackpot winner and just one match three player–Dymphna Bradley, Coongue who received €200. The next draw is on Monday 24th January in the Community Centre for a Jackpot of €11,800. Keep on buying the ticket–it could be you next time.


The death occurred on Thursday last of Mamie (Mary) Aylward, Ballyvergin & Parkstown, Glenmore, Co. Kilkenny in her 100th year. We extend our sympathy to her sisters Nellie and Theresa, extended family, neighbours and friends. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. James’ Church, Glenmore on Sat 8th Jan, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Snooker Congratulations

Congratulations to Adrian Morrissey, Rathsilla on his great achievement in winning an award for the highest break in the 2021 Irish Snooker Championships, and the second highest break overall in Irish Snooker Championship history–a superb 139 in Celbridge Snooker Club on 5th December.

Well done Adrian and continued success in your career. He received his award at the SBI snooker awards night in the SBI headquarters in Carlow recently.


School Enrolment

Mayglass National School is now enrolling for the academic year 2022/2023. Our enrolment forms are available on our website mayglass@weebly.com or by contacting us on our email address st.fintans.mayglass@gmail.com, they can be posted straight to you. The forms can be sent back to the school via our email address or by post. Our breakfast club and afterschool is available Monday to Friday. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at 053 9135279 our mobile 086 8392775 or email. It would be greatly appreciated if all enrolment forms could be sent in by March 3.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to our school.

Euro Millions Syndicate

Sadly, we have not hit the big jackpot yet. Over the past 12 months, the syndicate has enjoyed a total winnings of €227. Our new renewal date for syndicate members is January 28. We look forward to bigger and better things in 2022. We thank the membership for its support.

Club lotto

St Fintan’s GAA Club in association with St Mary’s Rosslare will hold its fundraising weekly lotto each Tuesday night. The first draw of 2022 was held on this Tuesday, January 11, with the following numbers drawn were 7, 11, 25 and 29 and Tom Sinnott was our match-three winner. Tickets are €2 each and are available from the usual sellers and local shops, a subscription for 10 weeks for €20 is available by contacting Sharon at 086 1787498.

Revenue from the lotto has been vital to the club developments of the last number years aswell as assisting with the ongoing and ever-increasing general running costs of the club. Your support is very much appreciated.

St Fintan’s Drive In Bingo

The St Fintan’s drive in bingo session will take place on Sunday afternoons at 2.30 p.m. with gates open at 1.45 p.m. The main jackpot now stands at €1,700 with a game four jackpot of €1,000. We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a happy and safe 2022.

Church News

Saturday evening Mass in Mayglass church will take place at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning Mass in Ballymore at 10 a.m.

Baptisms: Ballymore first Sat. of the month, Mayglass third Sat. of the month. Weddings: Couples intending to marry must give three months’ notice to both church and state.

To arrange First Friday sick calls please contact Florence (087 9623138) or Fr O’Reilly.

St Fintan’s AGM

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid 19 and the difficulty facilitating a remote option for all club members the St Fintan’s AGM scheduled for January 14 has been rescheduled for Friday, February 4, when it is hoped the annual meeting can be facilitated in our club house.

US Bound

Wishing club player Shane Pettit all the best as he has headed off to the US to take up a sports scholarship in the university of West Alabama. Shane will be swapping the green and gold club jersey this year for the black and red of West Alabama Tigers. A ‘Foreign’ sport many hardcore GAA fans will say but none the less we will be following his progress with great excitement. Well done Shane and the best of good luck in the months ahead.

Senior Football

The Wexford senior football team got its season off to the perfect start when in Hollymount it easily accounted for Laois in its opening game of the O’Byrne cup group B the team travelled to the Bray Emmets ground later in the week to take on Wicklow but sadly suffered defeat at the hands of the home team. The St Fintan’s GAA Club was well represented in both outings with two of its star players Jim Rossitter and Jack O’Leary involved. Well done lads and keep up the good work.


If you wish to have any items included in the notices for Ballymore-Mayglass you may do so by email at conzarcat@hotmail.com or by contacting Paddy at 087 9680419. It is important that these items are received on or before 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings for inclusion in the following weeks edition. We wish all our contributors a very safe and Prosperous New Year.


Bree Community Centre

To keep all patrons safe, especially young children while they are entering and exiting the community centre or Bri Beag, all traffic heading to the playground or to the GAA grounds are asked to please use the lower entrance beside the graveyard when entering and exiting.

Ballyhogue GAA lotto

The numbers drawn in the GAA lotto for Wednesday, January 5, were 3, 9, 23 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. Match-three winners were Marie Monaghan, Keith Sinnott, Michael Parker, Eoin Murphy. The next draw is on January 19 with the jackpot up to €2,600.

Scoil Eoin Baiste, Galbally

Unfortunately again this year we are unable to hold our Open Night for prospective families of children wishing to join our school. Therefore, we are bringing the school to you.

Parents/Guardians of prospective students are invited to join Scoil Eoin Baiste’s live Virtual Open Night which will provide an insight into our wonderful and vibrant school community. Our Virtual Open Night will take place by Zoom on Tuesday, January 25, at 7 p.m. Please email principal.scoileoinbaiste@gmail.com for Zoom link. We look forward to meeting you.

Should you have any queries please contact Scoil Eoin Baiste at 053 9247622.

Galbally split-the-pot

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club split-the-pot winner for Saturday, January 8, was Anne Hayes, who won €95.

Parish Libraries

The swap libraries situated in Bree and Galbally are both proving very popular. People are welcome to bring books, take books or both.

The Swap Library in the foyer of Bree Hall is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at any stage when the hall is open.

The Swap Library in Galbally is in the garden behind the hall and there are more books available on the shelves inside the hall when it is open.


Clonard lotto

Lotto results for Wednesday, January 12: winning numbers 16, 19, 21 and 22. No jackpot winner. Six match-three winners receive €125 each: Paula O’Toole; Phyllis O’Farrell; Tomas Siggins; Ann Morris; Mavis Byrne, and Sharon Rossiter.

Jackpot for Wednesday, January 19, is €18,250. Tickets are €2 at Clonard parish office. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at 8.30 p.m. Play online at clonardparish.ie, with your local promoter or in the parish office. If you wish to become a promoter, please call to the parish office to have it arranged. Results are also available on clonardparish.ie from Thursday each week.

Church news

Dates For Your Diary – Novena to St Aidan. Join us for our Novena to St Aidan the Patron Saint of our diocese beginning on Friday, January 21. Taizé: 7 p.m. Sunday, January 23, in the Day Chapel. We are delighted to be able to welcome people back to attend in person.

Contact Clonard Parish – Please call the parish office at 053 9123672 for non-urgent matters. Telephone 087 1708705/087 3880355. Please call the number/s above if you have an emergency and require a priest urgently. V Rev Barry Larkin ADM., Right Rev Monsignor Denis Lennon.

Clonard parish office and the Acorn Shop is now accepting All Major Credit/Debit Cards. Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mass Card Service. We are now offering a phone service for those of you who wish to avail it. If you would like to arrange a Mass card to be sent on your behalf or directly to you, simply contact the parish office at 053 9123672 to organise this. You may pay the donation using your Debit/Credit card. Face Coverings must be worn in Clonard Church at ALL times.

School enrolment

Important notice for parents and guardians re: Junior Infant Enrolment in Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts September 2022. Parents and Guardians, who wish to make an application to enrol their child in junior infants in Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts for September 2022 are asked to submit an Application to Enrol Form on or before Monday, January 31. The form is available on the school’s website coolcotts.com or you can pick up a copy of the form at the school.

The school can be contacted at 053 9144761 or HSCL Eimear at 085 8668381. If you know of a parent or Guardian in the community who may have a child for enrolment, please pass on this message.

Clonard Guiding Unit

The Clonard unit won’t be back to indoor meetings till mid-February but in the meantime the girl’s will be busy. Feeding the birds, getting fresh air, and staying active. Well done and thank you to all our girls who raised the grand sum of €400 for the Wexford Oncology Unit and we will be handing it over asap. Contact us at clonard.cygnetsbrigins@gmail.com.

Bereavement Support

Clonard Parish Bereavement Support is back. Support is now available for one-to-one sessions. Group sessions will recommence in February. For further information or if you feel you would like some help, please phone 087 1008759 or contact the parish office. When someone listens deeply, we heal.


Promote your club or community events. Contact Jim with your details at 085 8665221.


School Admission Forms

Crossabeg national school are accepting admission forms for children wishing to start school in September 2022. All details can be found on the schools website www.crossabegns.ie


St. Killian`s juvenile athletes are back training. Training takes place for all ages on Monday nights from 7-8 p.m on the top walking track at the local community field at Garrywilliam. Training focuses on short sprints and longer lap runs. On Thursday evening training continues for the older groups only from 7-8 p.m. Now is the time to register your child with the Club. Forms can be obtained from the committee at training and payment can be made by either cash or online https://www.ecomm-pay.com/st-killians-athletic. If paying online can you please email your acknowledgement to Club Secretary Bevin so that she can process the registration.

Senior Athletics

St. Killian`s A.C senior members were out in action again recently and competed in the County Masters Cross Country Championships which were held in Camross and hosted by United Striders A.C.

The men`s 6K race was over 5 laps of the 1200M course and from early on Myles Gibbons made his intentions clear setting a fast pace from the gun. St. Killian`s Niall Sheil tucked in behind Myles and looked good but with 2 laps to go Myles made a gap and while Niall valiantly tried to close it on the run-in, it was not to be and he had to settle for second place. Killian`s Brian O`Shaughnessy had another solid run and looked like he relished the conditions finishing really strong, showing people how to do it in the more traditional way of barefoot running.

News items welcome

Send in items of interest, notices re meetings, matches, marriages, births etc to tworedcow@outlook.com or text to 086-1980775. All items to be submitted by Thursday night of each week.