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Bernie Murphy, Siobhan Browne and Caroline Murphy at the a Ladies Night fundraiser in the Danby Lodge on Thursday night in aid of St Mary's Day Care Centre, Tagoat.

Bernie Murphy, Siobhan Browne and Caroline Murphy at the a Ladies Night fundraiser in the Danby Lodge on Thursday night in aid of St Mary's Day Care Centre, Tagoat.

Bernie Murphy, Siobhan Browne and Caroline Murphy at the a Ladies Night fundraiser in the Danby Lodge on Thursday night in aid of St Mary's Day Care Centre, Tagoat.

Ballymore/ Mayglass

gaa lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €10200 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 and Paddy Kelly and Vincent Radford shared in this prize last week with the following numbers drawn 14,15,21,25. 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

Dancefit bodytone classes in Ballycogley on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. and (New) Thursdays at 10.00 a.m. All welcome! Plus 'Forever Active' for over 60's. Mondays at 11.30 a.m. All 'pay as you go' classes. Join in any time. Call Amanda Burke 0879713339 for info.

Fun Family Table Quiz

The Coiste U14's and St Fintan's Ladies U14'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 20euro, both adults and children welcome. Refreshments served on the day. All money raised will go towards Feile Peil 2015. All support welcome


The Ballycogley Players brought the 52nd Wexford Drama Festival to a close with the Dun Mhuire Theatre packed to its rafters.The "Players"gave a performance of the Ray Cooney ,John Chapman penned hilarious comedy "There goes the Bride"fit to close any festival of drama. The group was rewarded when the festival adjudicator announced that Sean Carty was nominated for best actor and Con Doyle for best supporting actor and Breda Hayes for best director,the group won the audience cup and finished third overall. Hot on the heels of the Wexford result word came from Kildare that the group had finished third overall and that Con Doyle won best supporting actor. The group will next perform at Carnew on March 20th and New Ross on March 21st. The group in its 40th year would once again like to thank our loyal supporters and sponsors.

St Fintan's gaa

Following on his tremendous sucesses on the point-to-point circuit Mayglass and St Fintans man Jamie Codd stepped onto the big stage and did not disappoint steering home Cause of Causes in the Toby Balding National Hunt Chase and the package in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap chase for amateur riders at the Cheltenham Festival of racing. Well done Jamie.

Congratulations to parishioners and St Fintans supporters Doris Kelly and Jim Ryan both of whom were honoured at the recent Wexford District Awards for club person of the year. Jim was honoured by his former club St Annes and Doris received the award on behalf of St Fintans.

Once again the St Fintans senior football team fielded a weakened side when they traveled to take on Gusserane in what was their second game of the All County football league Div.1. The 5-10 to 1-3 defeat was a true reflection of how they played and will need to improve greatly if they are to be a force in this years senior championship.

Congratulations to Emily Coakley who scored two points for the Wexford u-16 ladies in their 2-11 to 0-8 victory over Offaly in the Leinster championships.

St Fintans Ladies

The u-10,u-12 and u-14 ladies of the St Fintans football club will take part in the St Patricks Day parade and will meet up on Batt street(near senator windows)at 10am and will be collected in redmond square (opposite McCauleys)after the parade. We ask that you give these young stars a big cheer as they march along.


Kilmore Quay ICA notes

Thanks to all who attended or helped at the Kilmore Quay ICA fundraising breakfast, last Sunday.

The raffle winners were 1st prize Denis Banville, 2nd B G McGranaghan, 3rd Mary Power, 4th Philip Carty, Eileen Carty's grandson, 5th Roisin (care of Jo Mathews).


Join us for a moonwalk on Friday 27th March, starting at AOH Hall at 7:30 pm. Refreshments served afterwards in Bridie's. Proceeds in aid of St. David's Church Bicentenary. €10 per person, children free. Everyone welcome. Don't forget your hi-vis jacket!


sincere sympathy to Mrs Lal Pierce and Sean O'Neill on the death of their brother in Dublin.

Indoor bowls league

The county Active Retirement Association indoor bowls league commenced during the week with Kilmore ARA hosting Oulart at the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay on Wednesday 11th . The afternoon turned out to be a very enjoyable one for both teams and supporters and after the home team led at the half way point the visitors finished very strongly to win the tie.

Kilmore were represented by Margaret Howlin, Anne Lawless, Noel Howlin and Mike Richards while Oulart were represented by Bridie Nolan, Joan Roche, David Newman and Jim Kinsella. Margaret, Pam, Anne and Mag provided a welcome "cuppa" after the game which was much appreciated. In the coming week Kilmore will be at home again on Thursday 19th to Gorey ARA at the Stella Maris Centre at 2pm.

Active Retirement news

Activity for Kilmore Active Retirement Association members in the week of 16th March is as follows: Monday 16th Tenpin bowling at Leisuremax at 11am. On Wednesday the members will enjoy their annual Spring Lunch and Social at Danby Lodge while the bowling league match with Gorey will be on Thursday 19th at 2pm. We would welcome any new members or anybody interested to attend any of these events and get a flavour of what activity we take part in.


Community Centre

The Murrintown Community Centre AGM will be held on Wednesday 15th April at 8pm. All are welcome.

Contact 0539139328 or 0861674809 and you can e-mail us at murrintowncomcentre@eircom.net and now find us on Facebook. Opening hours 9.00am-1.00pm 5.00pm-9.00pm

BINGO: Every Monday night 8.00pm sharp to 10.00pm. Bus pickups at usual points; TAE-KWON-DO; Monday, Wednesday 6.00pm-9.00pm Saturday 2.00pm-5.00pm; KETTLEBELLS: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm; ZUMBA; Thursdays at 7pm; HIPHOP DANCING; Fridays at 5pm; FORVER FIT: Tuesdays at 7:30pm; IRISH DANCING: Tuesdays at 4:45pm

Special Olympics Quiz

A sincere thanks to all who supported the Quiz in Jordan of Murrintown on Saturday 14th March, Over €1000 was raised to support an Athlete and a Volunteer to go the the world games in Los Angeles in July.

active retired

ARA Day Trips advance notice: 14 April - Day trip to Aboretum in Carlow leaving 0900 hrs with collection points around Parish. Lunch included at Talbot Carlow. Please call Mary Dempsey to book your place 053 91 58186-€35.00

5 May 2015 - Trip to Glasnevin Cemetery and Collins Barracks - again book your place by calling Mary Dempsey 053 91 58186 Price advised Shortly - will include Coach/ lunch in Dublin and evening meal in Glenview Hotel on way home.

30 May 2015 - Trip to Bloom in the Park - Price will be advised shortly - to include Entry to Bloom/Coach and evening meal at Glenview Hotel.

Annual Coach Tour: 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 secures your place.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown


If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10am on Friday morning.

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €9,900.The winning numbers were 14,15,21,25. Congratulations to the 4 match 3 winners who each receive €75. The winners were Kelly Tingle, Paddy Kelly, Vincent Radford, C. Roche. The next jackpot stands at €10,200 and the draw will take place on Monday 16th March at 8.30pm. Good luck to all.

St Anne's Shop

St Anne's shop for all your back to training needs, socks, shorts, jerseys, training tops, hoodies, helmets etc. Phone Ann 087-2076869 or email stannesshop@gmail.com

Community Playschool

Cleariestown Community Playschool is now taking bookings for September 2015. The playschool offers the Free ECCE SCHEME offering your child a free year in playschool prior to the year they start school. Younger children are also catered for at a cost of 10 euro per morning. Please feel free to pop in and visit the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm to view our facility. For further information contact the playschool during mornings at 053 9164613 or Jenny at 087 4189210

Vehicle Road Run

The Forge Vintage Club will hold a all vehicle road run this Sunday 22nd March. We will be leaving Foulksmills Village and heading in the direction of Adamstown and back to Foulksmills where we will receive a hot dinner on return in the Oak Tree Bar. Registration will take place from 12 o clock. All vehicles are welcome. All proceeds will go towards local charities. If you would like any further information about this event please contact 085-1055452 or 085-2732575.

Family Mass

Be sure to share in our family Mass on Sunday, 29th March, in Rathangan Church to celebrate the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem-better known as Palm Sunday. What better way to celebrate this feast than in our recently renovated and vibrant Church... We look forward to seeing you there.


The strollers continue to meet every Monday except bank holidays at 7pm from Rathangan Hall for a stroll and chat followed by a cuppa. All welcome to join us any night.

Cleariestown Webpage

We now have a community web page with thanks to Denise Whitmore of Dolmen Digital. Check out www.cleariestowncommunitycentre.ie Please pass on this information to family and friends at home and abroad.

Walking Group

Over the winter months, walkers have continued to walk on Forth Mountain every Saturday morning and the group has gone from strength to strength. With the stretch in the evenings, walkers are eager to resume the mid-week evening walks, and with that in mind, a meeting will be held in Cleariestown Community Centre on Monday 23rd March at 8pm to discuss the season ahead. All walkers are encouraged to attend and new people who may be interested are most welcome.

In the meantime, the venue for Saturday 21st March is Forth Mountain, meeting at the forestry entrance near The Regal Lodge at 10am.

TrANNE'Sformation 5k/10k

St Anne's Cóiste na nÓg 5km/10km Walk/Run will take place on Sunday 29th March at 11.30am. Entry Fee Individual €10 (over 16 only)-(free to Orperation TraANNE'Sformation Participants). Entries will be accepted on the day. The Route will run from Rathangan Walking Track-Railway Crossing-Graiguesallagh-Knocktown Cross-Robinstown-Rathangan Walking Track (5km =3D 1 Circuit-10km =3D 2 Circuits)

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