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Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass to Bree-Galbally


On stage action from the Bridgetown College production of ‘Sister Act Jr’ in the National Opera House.

On stage action from the Bridgetown College production of ‘Sister Act Jr’ in the National Opera House.

On stage action from the Bridgetown College production of ‘Sister Act Jr’ in the National Opera House.



Dinner Dance

The previously postponed St.Fintans GAA Club Dinner Dance 2021 has been rescheduled for Friday 10th June in the Talbot Hotel Wexford. This will be a celebration of the club Hurling Championship win of last year. There will be a 4-course meal, live band and DJ on the night. Tickets are €45 per person and available from Frank Staples JNR, Richard Rowe, Eoin Cummins and Ciara Murphy. We look forward to a great night.

Club Lotto

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St Fintans GAA club in association with St Marys Rosslare will hold its fundraising weekly lotto each Tuesday night . Last week the numbers drawn were 4,10,14,16 . And Denise Wright was our lucky 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 Fintans Drive In Bingo

The St Fintans drive in bingo session takes place on Bank holiday Monday at 2.30pm with gates open at 1.45pm. The main jackpot now stands at E1300 and we also have a game four jackpot of E1000 . We thank you for your continued support .


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 96804019. The deadline for submitting notices is 5pm on the Sunday prior to the date of publication. On the weekend of a bank holiday, we should receive the notices on or before 7pm on Thursday evening.

Club text

Please note that the Club GAA season is now underway, anyone wishing to be added to the club text list just text on your name to our Club Secretary at 0861787498. Club texts are sent notifying members and supporters of upcoming games and club events.

Underage GAA

Ballymore was the place to be on Sunday morning last when over seventy children from Our Ladys Island /St Fintans, Kilmore and St Martins played a series of u-9 hurling games. A great morning of fun for all involved and many thanks to all the helpers.

That was the start of what will be a busy week at underage level, Ballymore was once again the venue on Monday last when the u-17 football team of Our Ladys Island / St Fintans took on Craanford. On Tuesday the u-17 hurling team travelled to Camolin to take on St Patricks and also on Tuesday the u-13 football team took on Realt Na Mara.

Farmleigh will be the venue on this Wednesday when the u-15 football team will play Marshalstown at 7.15. On Friday the u-11 football team will play Geraldine O Hanrahans in Ballymore at 7pm. On Sunday an u-7 hurling blitz will be played with details to follow.

Mass Times

Mayglass : Sat evening at 7.30pm. Ballymore: Sunday morning 9.30am. Adoration: Wednesday morning 10am-11am. Weddings couples intending to marry must give three months’ notice to both church and state. Baptisms: Ballymore on the first Saturday of the month, Mayglass: on the third Saturday of the month. To arrange first Friday sick calls please contact Florence on 087 9623138 or Fr. Aodhan on 087 2611905. Parochial house number: 053 9158000.

GAA action

The past week was yet another busy one for the underage players of Our Ladys Island/St Fintans. The u-13 football team scored a comfortable victory over Crossabeg/Ballymurn, the u-15 football team travelled to Farmleigh where it too had a comfortable victory defeating Marshalstown/Castledockrell, the u-15 hurling team found Kilmore too good and this time by the narrowest of margins, the u-17 football team was made to battle hard to defeat Craanford.

At Lacken Hill New Ross in an u-17 hurling tournament the lads proved to strong for Naomh Padraig. Congratulations and well done to all involved.

On Tuesday last the u-13 hurling team took on Ballygarrett. At adult level the football teams of St Fintans were also in action with the junior B team easily defeating St Marys Rosslare but St Aidans defeated the intermediate team by three points.

Local Bard

The Wexford arts hub monthly poetry session was held on Friday last and Mayglass man Fintan Murphy was the groups guest poet for the month.

Fintan who is a founder member of the Ballycogley players has been involved in amateur drama all his life and has had his works published in newspapers and magazines. He had his first book of poetry Slender Toward the Sky published in 2006. On the Amateur drama circuit his adaptation of Shakespeares comedy of errors received rave reviews and his own short story A Bit of a Break was also well received. We are sure that he received the support of his wife Vera who was also an active member of the Ballycogley Players.

Wedding Bells

Mary T Ryan and CJ Hearne were married over last weekend in Mayglass church with the former parish priest of Ballymore/Mayglass Fr Connolly performing the ceremony. A very touching moment during the ceremony was the holding of a moments silence for the late parish priest of the area Fr Martin Byrne. The music for the occasion was provided by Martina and Nicola Keane. We wish CJ and Mary T many years of good health and happiness together.

Golf tournament

Enniscorthy was once again the venue for the annual Shean Gael golf tournament . As in the past the St Fintans GAA club gave its support and was represented this year by Paud and Michael O Brien ,Billy Boggan and Paddy Mc Guire. The lads though not taking the top prize had a very enjoyable afternoon on a course fit to host any outing.


GAA Club draws

The last 2 draws in the Club and County draw took place last week. Congrats to our winners: Anthony and Annette O’Gorman won a €750 McCauleys voucher. Aaron Cummins won a Pettitts voucher for €125. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets through our club for your support

This weeks lotto numbers were 14, 26, 28 & 30. No jackpot winner, 1 match 3 winner Jack Fortune. Next weeks Jackpot €10,000.

Tara Bishop Memorial 5k Road Run/Walk

Congratulations to everyone that took part or donated to the Tara Bishop Memorial 5K in aid of Temple Street hospital /Ballymurn N.S. A big shout out to the organisers and sponsors. It was a great turn out and the beautiful weather added to the day.

Best of luck

Best of luck to all the 3rd and 6th years students preparing for their exams next week.



This week’s winner was Ray Colfer, who won €247

Social dancing

dancing continues in Carrig community centre for the month of June with music as follows: Saturday, June 4, Jimmy Hogan and Lar Kenny, Friday the 10th T & N dance band, Friday the 17th the Wicklow man, Friday the 24th Delta Dawn. All welcome refreshments served.


A date for the diary everyone. Friday, June 17, in Carrig-on-Bannow Church for a great nights entertainment. Back Together Sharon Shannon and Muireann nic Amhlaoibh. Tickets €15.

Hip hop dancing

Next level hiphop dance school are starting dance classes in Carrig parish hall starting Thursday, May 19, and every Thursday onwards from 3.30-4: 30 €7 per class.

Open Weekend 

Green Road Gardens in Battlestown, Ramsgrange are holding an open weekend in their gardens on Saturday and Sunday, June 11, and 12, from 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. in aid of Grantstown Daycare Centre and Gardens. Admission is €5 and includes tea or coffee and home baking. The art works which the residents and clients are creating with the help of Pav and Nic, artists from Wexford, will be on display and are for sale if anyone is interested.

Befriending Programme 

Anyone interested in joining a befriending programme please call 051561016. If you would enjoy calling to visit and chat with some elderly people in the community this programme might suit you. Training will be provided.

GAA lotto results

The winning numbers were 4, 5, 6 and 31. No jackpot winners. Match-three winners ߏ? were who share €1,000 Mark O’Gorman, Eithne Magee, Barry Og McGrath. Next Draw May 31. Next jackpot €14,000 Reserve jackpot €12,000.

Community Games

The local Athletics Finals for children in Taghmon, Clongeen and Bannow/Ballymitty Area’s is taking place on Wednesday, 1st June at Taghmon GAA Pitch. Entry is €2 per child. Registration is at 5.30pm with racing commencing at 6pm starting with Tiny Tots Race for U6’s and the following:

Boys & Girls U/8 over 6–60M & 80M; Boys & Girls U/10 over 8–100M & 200M; Boys & Girls U/12 over 10–100M, 200M & 600M; Boys & Girls U/14 over 12–100M & 800M; Boys & Girls U/16 over 14–100M, 200M & 1500M; Boys & Girls U/12 over 10–Ball Throw; Boys U/12 over 10–Long Puck (bring your own hurl); Boys & Girls U/12 over 10 – Long Jump; Boys & Girls U/14 over 12–Long Jump; Boys & Girls U/14 over 12 – Javelin; Girls U/14 over 12–Long Puck (bring your own hurl); Boys & Girls U/14 over 12–Shot Putt

Please note age cut-off for your child is 31st July. To check eligibility please refer to Community Games Website.


Active Retirement

On June 15 we will have lunch at Wheelocks restaurant, main courses €12.50 also lighter lunches available. Time 1 p.m.

On July 23 we have a day trip – coach from Blackwater, visiting Lefcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, Tramore (conducted tour of gardens) and in the evening we go to Kilcohan Waterford Dog Racing for 7 p.m., meal before racing starts. More info on final price of trip at next general meeting. Names and €10 deposit on day of meeting.

New members always welcome just come along to meeting and take part in all activities of the club. Next general meeting is on June 7 at 2 p.m. Active Retirement meetings are held in Blackwater Community Hall.


Bree Pop Up Garda Station

There will be a garda pop up visit on Monday 6th June in the Community Centre from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Scoil Mhuire Ballyhogue

A very special event will take place in Scoil Mhuire, Ballyhogue on Friday 3rd June at 11am. All members of the community and past pupils are invited to attend the official opening of the School Sensory Garden and Sensory Room by Clr Cathal Byrne.

The day will also celebrate the 70th year anniversary of the school and there will be a tree planting ceremony to mark the anniversary. Teas and coffees will be provided by the Parents Association. We encourage everyone to attend and to come together to celebrate this very special day for our school.

Community News

Well done to the Bree Davidstown Cloughbawn U13 chess team who finished second in the county final last Thursday in Piercestown. Team members were Fergal Doyle, Luke Jordan, Mary O’Donoghue, Jack Fortune, Matthew Murphy, Sarah Jordan and Therese O’Donoghue. Team managers were Assumpta Jordan and Derek Murphy.

Galbally Exercise Classes

Darragh Reddy (strength and conditioning coach/personal trainer) will be starting HIIT exercise classes in Galbally Hall from 15th June on Wednesdays at 8pm. It is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) suitable for all age groups and fitness levels as you are working to time not sets or reps. Places are limited so phone Darragh on 087 7457005 to book a place and more details.

Bree Community Employment Project

Cleaner required for Brí Beag, Bree and Caretaker required for Bree Community Centre. Applications to Bree CEP Office (in Bree Community Centre) 9-11am Mon-Fri or by email to martinad@breecep.com. For queries please contact 053 9247613.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, sons daughters, brothers, sisters, relations and friends of Eugene Parker, Garrenstackle, who died recently. His funeral Mass took place last Wednesday followed by interment in the New Cemetery, Bree.

Ballyhogue Clothing Collection

Scoil Mhuire Ballyhogue will be holding a fundraising clothes collection on Wednesday June 8th. All donations can be dropped to the school on the morning. Used clothing, belts, bags, shoes, household textiles and soft toys are all accepted. We thank you for your continued support.

Galbally Split the Pot

Olynna Dunne with bonus ball no. 1 was the recent winner of the split the pot draw. €5 per ball . A committee member can be paid in person or pay through PayPal.me/Galballyhall. Committee members include Chairperson Stephen Crean, Vice chairperson Mathew Murphy, Secretary Annemarie Laffan, Vice secretaries Catherine George and Aileen Whelan, Treasurer Gerry Paige, Vice treasurer John Power or PRO Catherine Kennedy.

Scoil Mhuire Ballyhogue

Congratulations to to the second Class pupils who made their First Holy Communion in Bellevue Church on Saturday 28th May. The pupils have worked so hard over the past few months to prepare for their special day and we are so proud of them. Thank you to everyone for your help in the day.