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Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass to Bree-Galbally


Amber O'Connor, Katie Murphy and Emma Cush at the Kellogg's Cúl Camp at Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club grounds.

Amber O'Connor, Katie Murphy and Emma Cush at the Kellogg's Cúl Camp at Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club grounds.

Amber O'Connor, Katie Murphy and Emma Cush at the Kellogg's Cúl Camp at Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club grounds.



Men’s Shed

The work to make the Old School in Mayglass fit for use by the Men’s Shed group continues with great progress being made.

The work has been helped in no small way by the generous sponsorship by Barry Pettit in supplying the concrete to complete a solid floor section in the shed, and a pathway and ramp to give a safe accessible entrance from the church car park.

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The group would like to express their sincere thanks to Barry for helping in this work which will ultimately help to provide a valuable community amenity.

Anyone, who would like to get involved is welcome to ring Pat at 086 8426561for more information.

St Fintan’s underage jerseys

The official St Fintan’s GAA Club new kid’s jerseys are now available to buy through the O’Neill’s website. Sizes from 0-6 months up to 12 to 13 years and you may have the jersey personalised if you so wish.

Sad passing

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Séamus Millar, Rosslare Harbour and formerly Killinick. Séamus sadly died during the recent past and his remains were laid to rest in Ballymore cemetery following his funeral Mass in St Mary’s church Ballymore. May he rest in peace.

Country Fest Raffle

A big thank you to all you supported the recent very successful country fest held on Wexford racecourse during the first week of August. The lucky winners in the raffle were first Katie Kelly second Kevin Casey third Patricia Doran fourth Anthony Stafford and fifth Bob Wright.

It’s a boy

Congratulations to the St Fintan’s club stalwart Niall Murphy and his partner Marianne McCarthy on the birth of their bay boy during the recent past. No doubt another St Fintan’s star of the future and rumour has it that Patrick (Pat) Danial is already fitted for the jersey.

Travelling Stars

The parish of Ballymore-Mayglass and St Fintan’s GAA Club have lost two of their great talents to Australia. Donal Shanley has gone to forward his career in the medical profession and before setting off Donal met up with his fellow club mates at the club grounds in Ballymore for a chat and a bite to eat before retiring to the Merry Elf Killinick for some light refreshments. Donal was also presented with a club jersey.

Killinick man Shane Pettit continues to do his club and county proud scoring five points for young Ireland Philadelphia when they defeated Donegal Philadelphia in the Philadelphia GAA senior football final. Shane will captain his UWA Tigers team for the coming season. Job well done on route back to Alabama for the soccer season. Keep up the good work lads. And you are both missed back home.

GAA Scene

With the hurling season over the St Fintan’s players are busy preparing for the football season. The club continues to be busy at Coiste level with games played in both hurling and football in all age groups.

The under-17 hurling team of Our Lady’s Island/St Fintan’s scored a comfortable victory over St Patrick’s in Camolin. The under-13 football team had a good victory over Marshalstown in a cup quarter final game played at Farmleigh. The under-15 football team took on Crossabeg-Ballymurn and on Tuesday last the under-13 hurling team played St Patrick’s in a championship quarter final game. Well done all involved.

All Blacks Fun Day

The official opening of the astroturf pitch and big Seans cafe will take place on August 20 at Casey park the All-Blacks soccer pitch in Big Barn. The family fun day with afternoon tea, bouncy castles and mini games will commence at 3 p.m. and this will be followed by the official opening and a medal presentation to the underage stars. A barbecue and DJ will follow this at 6 p.m. Why not come along for a fun afternoon.

Club lotto

St Fintan’s GAA Club in association with St Mary’s Rosslare will hold its fundraising weekly lotto each Tuesday night. Last week the numbers drawn were 1, 2, 26 and 32.

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.

Notes for the paper

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. Deadline is 5 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the date of publication.


Bannow Historical Society

There will be a coach trip to Bannow and Bannow House, followed by afternoon tea and talk on The Devereux Family, Danescastle on Saturday September 10. Coach will leave Grantstown at 1.30 p.m. Cost of coach and afternoon tea €7, €5 for students.

Please contact Anne Farrell on 086 8469131 or 051 561694 or email annmarfarrell@gmail.com if you wish to come on this short tour. Masks must be worn on the coach. For further information go to www.bannowhistory.ie.

Table quiz

Wellingtonbridge Tidy Towns are holding a table quiz fundraiser in Tír na nÓg pub on Friday the 19th at 7.30 p.m. Adults €20 for table of four, juveniles table of four.

Ambrosetown Patron

The patron is taking place in Ambrosetown Cemetery, at 6 p.m., on the evening of Tuesday, August 16. A collection for the upkeep of the cemetary will take place.

Shemogues Patron

Shemogues patron is on Sunday the 21st at 7 p.m.


This week’s winner was Eamon Kearns, winning €260.

Social dancing

There will be no dance in Carrig on the first Friday of every month as it would clash with the dancing in Camross. Dancing in Carrig community center for August is as follows: Friday the 19th Adrian Ryan and Friday the 26th T & N dance band. All welcome refreshments served.

Sad passing

Deepest sympathy to James Doyle and family Barrystown on the death of his wife Josie last week. Josie is survived by her husband James and sons Bryan and Kevin, siblings Theresa, Maura, Patty, Marie, Kay, Myna, Angela, Phil and Michael, relatives and friends.

Josie was waked at home and her remains were brought to Carrig church for funeral Mass at 4 p.m. on Friday with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

GAA club notes

A very well done to our Junior B ladies’ football team who came out on top to win their first game of the championship against Adamstown last night.

Well done girls you gave it everything you got for the whole match and showed fantastic effort and skill throughout.

Also thanks to Ciaran, Mary, David and Simon for their support and dedication from the sideline.

The team are out against Shelmaliers on Wednesday night and Glynn-Barntown on Sunday week, keep an eye out on our page for fixtures.

Well done to our under-seven hurlers today taking part in the blitz held in Kilmore GAA Club. The boys played three games against Our Lady’s Island, Kilmore and Taghmon-Camross GAA Club. The boys played some great stuff and can be really proud of themselves. Bannow-Ballymitty Abú.

Our Junior Hurling team unfortunately lost to a good Monageer team on Sunday last in the Regelation Final played in Kilurin. So next year they will play in Junior A Many thanks to John O’Leary, David Currid, Ken Foley, John Sinnott and Jason Whitty and also to the squad.

Well done to everyone who participated in the Fleadh in Mullingar.

Fixtures – Sunday, August 21, junior camogie v Ballyhogue home game at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, junior camogie away to St Anne’s at 7 p.m.

Keep up to date with fixtures and venues on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Lotto results – Winning Numbers in the last draw 6, 13, 14, 23. No jackpot winner. Four match-three winners share 200: Joie Whelan c/o Billy Nolan; Michael O’Gorman, online; Dolores Sidney c/o Alice Bradys; James Walsh, Shielbaggan.

Next jackpot €14,000, Reserve jackpot €9,900 – €300 will be added (on reserve) on no win basis Match 3’s win or share €200. Next draw takes place in Bannow-Ballymitty Ciubhouse on August 23 at 8.30 p.m.

Grantstown news

CE scheme vacancies – We currently have a number of positions available on our CE Scheme for Carer’s, Maintenance Workers and Kitchen Assistants here in Grantstown Daycare Centre. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment or unemployed for over 12 months, you may eligible for a CE Scheme.

To be part of a CE Scheme is a great opportunity to access training and to build on your existing skills or to learn and train in a new skillset. The position involves working 19.50 hours per week. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you at 051 561016 or email karen@grantstownpriory.com. More information on these positions can be found on the Jobs Ireland website.

Meals on Wheels – Our Meals on Wheels service is available for delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. Anyone, who wants to avail of this service is required to have their order in before 1 p.m. on Monday for Tuesdays delivery and before 1 p.m. on Wednesday for Thursdays delivery. This service makes it easy to avail of a 2-course meal which includes a nutritious main course and a delicious desert, all at a very affordable cost. Orders can be placed by calling 051 516016 or emailinfo@grantstownpriory.com.

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.

Calling all volunteers – If you are available to volunteer any hours to help us deliver our service please phone us at 051 561016 for a chat.

Bingo – Our Drive-in bingo is on every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Vintage show

Pat the Chap Vintage Club Ballyedmond are holding their annual show on Sunday, September 4, at Wells Cross, Ballyedmond. There will be an Autojumble, vintage display, dancing with Declan, working day, stationary engine display, stalls. Proceeds in aid of local charities. For more details please call 087 2672271.


Bree Patron

The Annual Bree Patron with the Blessing of the Graves takes place this Sunday, August 21st, beginning with Clonmore Cemetery at 1.30pm followed by New Cemetery at 2pm and concluding with Prayers in the Old Cemetery immediately following.

GAA Lotto

The numbers drawn in the Ballyhogue GAA Lotto on Wednesday 3rd August were 5, 7, 18, 21. Congratulations to Maurice Delaney who won the Jackpot. Match 3’s–Thomas Byrne, Bree Village. Next draw is on 17th August with the Jackpot at €1000.

Bree Vintage Run

Bree Vintage Club annual Road Run will take place on September 18th. The proceeds this year will be shared between LauraLynn and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. All vehicles welcome as long as they are road worthy. Registration opens at 11.30am anf the Run will set off from Byrne’s Yard at 1pm.


Hard luck to the Ballyhogue hurlers beaten in the Permanent TSB Junior A Hurling final in New Ross last Saturday by Clongeen.

Community Games

There were Gold, silver, bronze and 4th place medals for Bree Davidstown Cloughbawn athletes at the National Community Games finals last weekend in Carlow.

Ava Wilson won gold in the U12 long jump with a jump of 4.52m, Ruth Hassey won silver in the U12 long jump with a jump of 4.31m, Daniel Redmond won bronze in the U14 long jump with a jump of 5.13m and Gracie Kehoe won 4th place medallion in the U16 high jump. The U12 girls relay won the silver medals. Team members Hazel Breen, Ruth Hassey, Hannah Carr, Ava Wilson, Lily Paluch and Sarah Finn. The U13 Mixed relay of Billy Doyle, Daniel Redmond, Meave Hennebry and Ella Furlong with subs Veronica Paluch and Aidan Wall reached the final. The Boys u12 relay of Bill Furlong, Fred Devereux, Thomas Ryan and Beinean Moriarty with sub Charlie Hughes reached the semifinal.

Also taking part were Abbie Doyle, Bill Furlong and PJ Breen in individual events and the U14 relay of Jayden Kenny, PJ Breen, Tom Finn and Sam Devereux with sub Diarmuid Doyle and u16 relay of Abbie Doyle, Gracie Kehoe, Leah Sinnott and Kiera Wilson with sub Pheena Quigley. Team mentor was Catriona Breen. Well done to all who took part.

Parish Pilgrimage

The Bree Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island will take place next Monday August 22nd. Those taking part are asked to assemble in the Church grounds at 7pm for Procession and Rosary around the island. Mass will be in the church at 8pm.