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Leah Walsh, Lilly McLoughlin and Mia McLoughlin enjoying their ice cream at the point to point in Lingstown on Sunday afternoon.

Leah Walsh, Lilly McLoughlin and Mia McLoughlin enjoying their ice cream at the point to point in Lingstown on Sunday afternoon.

Leah Walsh, Lilly McLoughlin and Mia McLoughlin enjoying their ice cream at the point to point in Lingstown on Sunday afternoon.

Ballymore/ Mayglass

GAA Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €9,900 and tickets can be purchased in the local shops,club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8pm and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match three prize of €300 up for grabs each week . The numbers drawn last week were 10,20,21,23. Many thanks for your continued support.

Society Golf

The St Fintans golfing society will get the new season underway on March 21st at 10.30am at Rosslare golf club and the second outing will be held at New Ross golf club on April 11th with the first tee off time also at 10.30am.

Forever Fit

Classes ongoing in Ballycogley on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. and (new) Thursdays at 10am. Plus 'Forever Active' for over 60's on Mondays at 11.30 a.m. All 'pay as you go' classes. Join in any time. Call Amanda Burke 0879713339 for info.

Underage GAA

Nearly all teams are back training in the underage section of the club at this time. If anyone would like to join the club please text the club phone 086-4458127 with your child's name and date of birth and we will add you to our text list for the appropriate age group.

Dance Night

The Dance, Carrig on Bannow third friday of every month. Our next dance is Friday 20th March dancing to Adrian Ryan. We also have an extra dance on Good Friday night 3rd April dancing to Catherine and the images. 9.30-12.00 adm: €8. Teas and refreshment served. There is always a good night had by all. Hope to see you all there

Cash For Clubs

The St Fintans GAA club and St Fintans ladies football club have registered with Topaz for their "cash for clubs"initiative which runs until Sunday May 10th. This promotion consists of a stamp card with one stamp for every E40 spent on fuel. Stamp cards which are filled are then returned to enable the club enter a draw for a top prize of €10,000 with a guarenteed €500 for the club.

We need to return 600 cards so we are asking all our loyal supporters and members to start collecting today. Collect your card at any Topaz garage and start collecting your stamps,and once you have filled your card please return it to Niall Murphy or Mairead Jones. The local Topaz stores include Roches service station Drinagh,Rocklands service station and Newline stores Clonard and Newline home heating Oil purchases are also part of the promotion.

Fun Family Table Quiz

The Coiste U14's and St Fintan's Ladies U14's are holding a Fun Family Table Quiz on Sunday March 22nd in Our Lady's Island Community Centre at 3pm. Tables of 4 cost €20, both adults and children welcome. Refreshments served on the day. All money raised will go towards Feile Peil 2015. All support welcome


Following on a very entertaining night of drama at the Kildare Drama Festival the Ballycogley Players face yet another busy week on the circuit when they take in drama festivals at Gorey on March 11th,Wexford March 13th and Ballinamore on March 15th. Their production of the Ray Cooney and John Chapman penned hilarious comedy "There goes the Bride"has been well received at all venues todate.

Cheltenham Preview

A big thank you to Paul Mc Donnell and his staff for holding a Cheltenham preview night on his premises "The Merry Elf" Killinick with the proceeds going towards the further development of facilities at St Fintans clubgrounds Ballymore. The support on the evening was somewhat disappointing but a fun night was had by those that did turnout. Liam Spratt was an excellent M.C. on the night with Jamie and William Codd together with Mickey Fogarty and Fran Nolan giving their views on what to expect at this years festival.

St. patrick's day parade

Carrig On Bannow are holding their 6th St Patricks Day Parade this year. After five successful parades so far they hope to make this one another great year. It leaves from the school field at 2pm sharp. All entries are welcome. Come along and dress up. Vintage or nostalgic, just put a float together and turn up on the day. No need to book. No charge but donations are welcome. Hope to see you there. For more details contact Shay on 0879909692, Marie on 0879709901 or Nora on 0858635445.

We would ask people to come early and park in car parks provided: From the Duncormick end the field at the back of the ball alley; From Cullenstown & Bannow - Field at cross of Carrig; From Ballymitty, Wellingtonbridge area - use Danescastle road up to cross of Carrig

We have to keep roads clear for Health and Safety reasons. Parade will start at 2pm sharp. Thanks for your support, for more information please contact Maria 087 9709901 or Craig 086 8174231.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Dyna(Babs)Kelly Killinick who sadly died during the past week. Babs who was in her one hundredth year will be sadly missed and her remains were laid to rest in Ballymore on Sunday morning last. My she rest in peace.

Ladies Football

Last weekend we saw the first St Fintans ladies football team in action for 2015. The u-14 team traveled to Davidstown to take on the homeside and though short a number of regulars scored a fine 7-5 to 4-4 victory. Well done and keep up the good work all.

Birthday Celebrations

Congratulations to Shauna Wright Killinick who celebrated her 21st birthday with a large garthering of family and friends in the Farmers kitchen Drinagh on Saturday evening last. Happy birthday Shauna.

charity auction

A Charity Auction in aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust will be held in the Merry Elf in Killinick on Sunday March 15th at 9pm. Music beforehand by Hot Ashphalt at 7pm.

charity auction

A Charity Auction in aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust will be held in the Merry Elf in Killinick on Sunday 15th March at 9pm. Music beforehand by Hot Ashphalt at 7pm.

Our Lady's Island

Ladies Night

This Thursday, 12th March is Ladies Night in Danby Lodge Hotel-in aid of St. Mary's Day Care Centre, Tagoat. Tickets at €6 available from Tagoat Hall or at the door on the night.

Ladies Nights is bigger and better than every with a large number of stall holders and treatment providers already committed so make sure to come along for a good night.


Ballycogley Players present "There goes the Bride" at the Wexford Drama Festival in Dun Mhuire this Friday, 13th March at 8p.m. This comedy play has been very well received by audiences to date, and promises good laughs again on Friday. We wish them every success as they compete various Drama Festivals thoughout Wexford and far beyond.

Fun Family Table Quiz

The Coiste U-14's and St Fintan's Ladies U-14's are holding a Fun Family Table Quiz on Sunday, 22nd March in Our Lady's Island Community Centre at 3pm. Tables of 4 cost €20, both adults and children welcome. Refreshments served on the day. All money raised will go towards Feile Peile 2015. All support welcome

Received Award

Last Saturday night at the Riverbank Hotel, the 2015 Wexford District Annual "Club Person of the Year" awards were presented. It was with great pleasure that Our Lady's Island G.A.A. Club nominated Paddy Parle to recieve the award. From all here at Our Lady's Island G.A.A. Club we would like to say congratulations to Paddy on his well deserved award.

Coiste Membership

Membership for Our Lady's Island / St. Fintan's Coiste an nOg is now due. Membership rates are as follows U6 & U8-€20 / U10 & U12-€30 / U14 & U16 & Minor-€40 There is a maximum payment of €70 per family. It is extremely important that membership is paid in full by all players so that they are insured while training and playing for their club. New members are always welcome.

G.A.A. Lotto

As there was no winner of last week's Jackpot, Our Lady's Island GAA lotto now stands at €9,900. Tickets may be purchased at local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. Last week's numbers were 10, 20, 21 and 23 and we had 1 match 3 winner, Kathleen Maloney (Seller Rosaleen Keegan) who wins €150. Congratulations Kathleen and thank you all for your continued support

Date for your Diary-Our Lady's Island v Rathnure on Sunday March 15th at 2pm.-County Hurling League Round 1. All support welcome

Reeling in the Years

Our Lady's Island G.A.A. Club is currently gathering newspaper cuttings, old photos, jerseys, medals, footballs, old hurls memorabilia etc which will be put on display as part of the Club's Celebration "Reeling in the Years" taking place in Meylers of Tacumshane on Saturday. 28th March. We are asking anyone who may have items important to the history of our club to allow us to borrow them for use at the event. It will also be an occasion for old friends to get together and reminisce. So if you have anything that you would like to be put on display then please contact one of the organising committee-Tina Maloney, Kevin Kehoe, Julie Pettit, Padraig Power, Stephen Kehoe or David Codd.

Paisti Beaga Preschool

We had a lot of fun in our preschool in February exploring culture and diversity and creativity. Our p=C3=A1ist=C3=AD beaga learnt about diversity, and how we may have differences, in appearance, our clothes, our likes and dislikes, our families and our culture, and how we are also all the same on the inside. We celebrated the Chinese New Year, we made beautiful chinese lanterns and learnt about movement in our red ribbon dancing, and we made lovely Valentines Cards to bring home to our families.

We also embraced our creative sides. We learnt about different artists, and looked at some beautiful paintings by Kandinsky and Jackson Pollock. We learnt about different painting styles, and we had great fun trying action painting, abstract painting, cave painting and pointillism. We also tried to paint like Michelangelo. We listened to beautiful classical music while we painted, and we have never seen our room look so colourful with all of our artwork. We have a fun packed March planned and we can't wait to share our news with you again at the end of the month.


School open night

Piercestown N.S. will host an Open Night for parents of children wishing to enrol their child for this coming September on Thursday March 19th at 7pm. Come along to hear what Piercestown N.S. can offer your child. Teas and coffees will be served by our Parents' Association. For further information contact Siobhán or Laura on 053 9158854.

Parish Draw

March results-€50 Geraldine Hogan, €30 Coney & Tyler Roche,€30 Veronica Brown, Aisling Hurley,

Table Quiz

Wexford Special Olympics club are running a table quiz in Jordans Murrintown on Saturday 14th March at 9.00pm. Table of 4 €30. All money raised is to support a Special Olympics competitor for the World Games in July 2015.

Forever Fit

Wexford Hi Energy Dancefitbody tone Monday Piercestown Scout & Guide Hall 10am. Murrintown 7.30pm plus Forever fit over 60s Piercestown Thursday 11.30am. Call Amanda 087 9713339

Active retired

Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club are heading West on 29 August 2015 to Breaffy House Resort Hotels Castlebar Co Mayo for a 3 night DBB stay at this wonderful hotel. Price per person sharing is €250. SRS applies. This will be a great weekend tour so book early. Day tours will include Visit to Knock Shrine, Museum of Life Castlebar, Foxford Woollen mills, Achill Island tour, Visit to Cong area and shopping time in Westport town. Lunches and morning breaks at own discretion. Ring Mary Dempsey 053 91 58186 to book your place, deposit of €80.00 secures your place.

Community Games

The Community Games Area Swimming finals which will be held in Ferrybank Swimming Pool on Sunday 15th March at 4.15pm *sharp*. Entry fee €3 per child. U8 and U10-one length, U12, U14 and U16 two lengths of pool. The ethos of Community Games is based on participation and fun, children of all abilities are welcome to participate so come along and swim in the area finals. For queries and events contact Caroline at 087- 6543580 or caroline.creane@gmail.com or Martina at 086-6055356 or kmfurlong1@gmail.com

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