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Ballymore/ Mayglass


The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €6,600 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the 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 Alan O'Shea and Peter Furlong shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 6,13,29,30.

Scouts news

The Scout team of Saoirse Foley PL, Callum Dove APL,Alex Brady, Haley Power,Niamh Bradfield, Matthew Philips, Conor Lamber and Jack Lambert are off to Limerick on Wednesday next to take part in the All Ireland Scoutcraft Competition which takes place from 20th-23rd August inclusive.

They will be joined by Rachel Brady Venturer and Nick Hayes Scouter who will be on Staff for the competition. The Junior team will join them on Saturday to cheer them on in the Trek Cart Race and other weekend activities.

Over 100 teams from 32 counties, approx 1000 scouts, will be taking part so it is a fantastic achievement just to be part of it, meet new people, learn new skills and create memories to last a lifetime.

Kilmore last qualified in 2001 so the excitement in the Group is palpable as the team have worked hard since winning the Co Competition in June, updating their skills. The Group would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported their various fund raising events over the past few weeks which has made it all possible. Good Luck Team.

5K Fun Run/Walk

The day is fast approaching for the inaugural Fun Run in Tomhaggard which takes place Sun 23rd Aug at 11am. Registration takes place 9.30-10.30 in Social Centre, cost Adults €10, child €5 Family €20. There's Pony Rides (bring bicycle helmet), face painting, a Monster Raffle, Refreshments after the Run, and spot prizes Galore for competitors, thanks to the generous sponsorship of many businesses in the locality. Eimear and Sarah have put a huge amount of work into organising this day and it promises to start your Sunday off in style so come along and join in the fun.

Senior Football

Kilmore was the venue on a gloriously sunny but some what blustery evening during the past week when St Fintans played Wexford Sarsfields in a bottom of the table clash in the Tom Doyle supplies senior football group A championship.

St Fintans played with the aid of the wind in the first half but failed to convert their chances and were leading by the narrowest of margins at the break 0-05 to 0-04 when it so easily could have been a much greater margin.

The wind died down during the break and St Fintans made a positive start to the second half and mid way through the half opened up a three point margin when a thundering shot which was destined for the net came back off the post.

Sarsfields then came more into the game and late on scored two goals one from a disputed penalty kick to run out winners on a 2-09 to 0-09 scoreline. St Fintans now have a major task on hand to retain their senior status for the coming season.

Ladies Football

Recently St Fintans u12 girls had a home fixture against Taghmon.We welcomed back Sophie, Aoibheann, Leah, and Cora from injury.Leading by 3 points at half time the girls produced a power packed display in the 2nd half to deliver an emphatic victory with a score of 3-8 to 2-1. Well done all. Our thanks to Taghmon for a fine sporting game.

The u16 ladies travelled to Ramsgrange to play st James in their last league game unfortunately it wasn't their night, but showed great determination and spirit, this was their first defeat of the year which now means they will play in a county semifinal later in the month (25th possibly) for the next few weeks training will intensify for the u14s (county final) and the u16s (co semifinal) see you all there. Good luck girls.

St Fintans Rose

The "Ferney Hill Rose" Nick Popplewell got his fundraising campaign underway when he held a fun table quiz in Ye Olde Coopers Inn on Friday night last. Nick was very pleased with the support on the night and would like to thank those that came along with a special word of thanks to the many sponsors.

Friday September 4th will see Tenacre Rose Darragh Wright get his campaign underway with a "wax on wax off"also in the Ye Olde Coopers Inn. A five euro entry fee will apply on the night and this will entitle you to bid for an opportunity to pull those wax strips. Please keep this date in mind,

Afternoon Tea

We would like to sincerely thank Angela and Eric Byrne of 2 Eastlands Court Mayglass who opened their lovely house and gardens to host a fundraising tea party and auction with the proceeds going to the Tomhaggard social center the venue used by the Ballycogley Players for rehearsals. The "players"provided some light hearted entertainment as the supporters enjoyed a "cuppa"and a scone.

The sum raised on the day is not available at this time but Angela and Eric were pleased with the afternoons work and would like to thank those that came along on the day,the Ballycogley Players, Kilmore parish for the use of their chairs and tables and those that contributed by supplying items for the auction and raffle.

CD Launch

The Danby Lodge Killinick was the venue on Saturday evening last when local singing star Lorraine Rankin launched her first CD. The ballroom was full with supporters coming from as far away as Newry,Offaly,Dublin,Cork,Limerick and Kilkenny together with many of her local fans.

The attendance was treated to a super night of song and dance as Lorraine was joined on the bandstand by local man Tom Murphy,Kathy Bergin,Suzie Mc Guire,Roger Mc Guire and the fabulous Rossitter brothers of Borderline all from Wexford town and Martin Power from Kilkenny. The attendance was also treated to a fabulous array of dance steps by Michelle Cullen,Caithlin Conroy and sisters Anna and Aisling Gouldson.

Lorraine wishes to thank all those that supportered her in the lead up to the launch and on the night with a special word of thanks for Michael Colfer and his fellow staff of the Danby Lodge. Her CD "Keeping It Country" was on sale on the night and is currently on sale at €10.

Bannow/ Ballymitty

The dance

The next dance in Carrig on Bannow community centre is on Friday 21st August 9.30-12 midnight. Music by John Hogan adm€8 teas and refreshments served. There will also be a raffle on the night all proceeds going to our St Patrick's Day parade which we hold annually in our village.


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir nOg music for August,this Thursday 20th Eugene Ffrench not El Paso, Thurs 27th Johnny G Sat 29th T Bone country. Please support the building of our new ball alley.


The U12 Camogie girls had a big win over Castletown. Their next game is away to Blackwater on 21st August at 6.30.

The U10 play Ramsgrange away on Tuesday 18th August at 7pm.

The Junior Girls beat Horeswood by 2.16 to 1.6 in the Junior Championship. Good luck in your next game.

Grantstown Day Care

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Tuesday 18th August. A hat display in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday 19th August. Pongo/Exercise in the morning and making a Table Centre Piece in the afternoon. Thursday 20th Pongo/Exercise in the morning and trip to Loftus Hall in the afternoon.

Film Night: We are planning our first ever Film Evening at Grantstown Day Care Centre on Friday 21st August at 7.30pm. 'The Rabbit and the Teasel by Els Dietvorst' Film duration is 1 hour and slides 15 minutes. The film is based on Farm life and is filmed on location around Duncormick.

Chiropodist: Tuesday 1st & Thursday 3rd September. Please feel free to book an appointment.


A Monster drive in bingo in Ballymitty will be held on Sunday 30th August at 3pm, prize money 1600 euro in aid of Ballymitty handball club.

5K Fun Run/Walk

There is a family 5k Fun Run/walk in Tomhaggard on Sun 23rd August at 11am, meeting at Social Centre. Entries cost e10 Adults, Children €5 Family €20. Refreshments will be served and there is face painting, pony rides for the kids and a monster Raffle with loads of spot prizes, kindly donated by many businesses in the surrounding area See face book or tel 0861946311 for details. A great family day out is hoped for.



Registration Night for Age groups U8 to U14 (2002 to 2008) will be on Tuesday 18th August at Glynn Community Centre from 6-30 to 7-30 pm and at Barntown Community Centre from 8 to 9 pm. Looking forward to seeing you.


Gymstars Gymnastics Club, Knockeen, Barntown will hold its enrolment evening on Thursday 3rd September between 6-7pm. All new members must register at this time, classes will start the following week. The club which now has its own full time, fully equipped Gymnastics Hall with 7 Adult Coaches and we run a variety of classes to suit all ages and cater for all abilities. Any queries contact Joanne on 087 9475 977.


Following last week's exam results, we are thinking of all our leaving cert students and wish them the very best in their chosen paths.


Parents/Guardians please be advised that concern has been raised regarding Road Safety on the Carrigmannon Road (from GAA grounds to the new shop). There are a few dangerous bends in that particular stretch of road and children have been walking 3 and 4 abreast, making conditions very unsafe for both the children walking and any drivers using the road. Let's make the road safe for all users this summer.


Our U18 camogie girls played their final group game on Tuesday last v Moyeady Bridge and the girls eased to victory on a scoreline of 4-10 to 0-07 to secure their place in a semi final.

On Sunday our u8, 10, 12, & 14 camogie girls enjoyed slots in the Leinster Roadshow where they put their skills on display for the spectators.


It was another fine display of hurling from our u10 hurlers in Oylegate last Monday evening -with three games last week the boys were in sharp form! Mark was composed in goal while Jack, Cian and Shane were stoic in defence. There was plenty of hard work from midfielders Patrick, Jack and Mark and the forwards Evan, Liam , Paul and Josh combined well for scores. On Friday both the u9s and u10s travelled to Rathgarogue Cushinstown and won both of their football games there with flashes of brilliance and determination.

Well done to our u16 hurlers who advanced to a Premier Co. Final on Monday evening at the expense of Oylegate Glenbrien. The boys went into the interval 3 points down but upped it a gear in the second half with substitute Wayne Connolly scoring a fine goal to level and Glynn Barntown pressing on with vital scores from Jack Brazzill and Dylan Lyne to finish the game with a 7 point lead thanks to a composed performance from Jamie O Shea in goal and committed defending from Matthew Banville and the backs around him. The same boys cage code on Monday evening of this week to tackle St Mogue's in the Co football quarter final.

Our Minor footballers will face St Martins in a county semi final after losing narrowly to Abban O Rahillys in the final group game last week. Despite a terrific performance , coming back twice from a seven point deficit ,we were beaten by a single point.


Our Senior hurlers hit form on Friday night to topple a previously unbeaten St. Martin's team and secure a championship quarter final place. A three point victory was well deserved after a close fought battle with our neighbours. A very solid defensive performance laid the foundation while the fielding by both Craig and Michael Doyle was exceptional. In the end two critical points by Fionn Cooney on his debut together with a sweetly struck 90 yard free by goalkeeper Mark Fanning saw us home.

ladies football

While the U10 and Juvenile hurlers were busy in Oylegate on Monday evening the U12 ladies football team kept the home fires burning in Killurin with a vital win over Clonard which sees them through to a Co Semi final.

Our U10 ladies Blue football team were also in action v St Annes on Thursday evening in Killurin and some great skills were on display with St. Annes shading it in the end.


Glynn Barntown Ladies Football Club held a Fun Day on Sunday in the club pitch and the day was enjoyed by young and old with the Leinster Roadshow Europe's largest inflatable pitch being the biggest hit on the day. Thanks to all who helped put the day together and to all of those who supported this fundraiser.


The club would like to congratulate all of the young ladies and men who received their Leaving Certificate results last Wednesday and to wish them the every success in their chosen paths.


Notices for inclusion in the Glynn/Barntown area notes should be e-mailed to: hillaryobrien@eircom.net or alternatively, phone Hillary on 087 2028 065.


Community Centre

Contact 053 9139328 or e-mail us at murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com and now find us on Face book or website www.murrintowncommunitycentre.weebly.com Opening hours 9.00am-1.00pm 5.00pm-9.00pm.

Community Centre is available for hire for children's birthday parties. Indoor soccer hall, squash court are available to hire for groups and clubs. Our Community Library is open to the public, lots of books available.

BINGO: Every Monday night 8.00pm sharp to 10.00pm. Bus pickups at usual points. TAE-KWON-DO; Monday, Wednesday 7.00pm-9.00pm. IRISH DANCING: Tuesdays at 4:45pm. FOREVER FIT-Wexford Dance Fit/ Body Tone on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. All welcome. Call or Text Amanda Burke 0879713339.


The Irish Agricultural Museum will host the 2015 Open Potato Championship as part of the Annual Gardening Show on 12th & 13th September. Also in the Show this year keen gardeners from across Wexford can exhibit their homegrown fruit, flowers and vegetables. Schedules are now available from Mary Ellen on 086 2441935.


Girl Guides

Registration for all new and existing members will take place on Monday 7th September at 7pm in the Guide and Scout Hall in Piercestown. All girls from the age of 5 upwards are welcome.

To ensure the continuation of our organisation in Piercestown, we now need new adult members to train as Leaders. For any queries please contact 0876529601 or 0879178181. Looking forward to seeing you all on the 7th.

ARA Club news

Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club are heading West on 29th August 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.

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.

Spanish Trip: the trip to Spain is set for 5th October - 7 nights half board basis (b'fast, dinner including wine) in Pineda de Mar, Costa Brava in the Golden Taurus hotel (or similar hotel) based on 25 travelling. €399.00 per person sharing, SRS applies. Price includes Return flights to Barcelona, one checked in bag 15kgs and 1 cabin bag 10 kgs. Return transfers to hotel. Full day excursion to Barcelona.

Fully comprehensive Travel Insurance. €100 deposit secures. To book please contact Mary Dempsey at 0539158186 or Ann Rochford 0539158029. Early booking of flights guarantees the above price. Deposits September 2015 please to guarantee fare.

Scout Group news

Registration for new scouting year will be held on Tuesday 25th August at 7pm in Scout & Guide Hall Piercestown. Registration fee is €45. If you wish to put your son's name on the list for Registration please contact our Group Leader, Jane Power on 086 3265406

We need more adults leaders in our Scout and Venturer section, please contact our Group Leader.

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