Upcoming events: Tuesday, May 23 - Dan Redmond coming for a talk in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, May 24 - Pongo and quiz in the morning and New Ross Community Hospital coming in the afternoon. Thursday, May 25 - Games/Cards in the morning and Sonas/Pongo in the afternoon.
Volunteers - Have you any time to spare? Grantstown is looking for volunteers. If you can give even an hour of your time per week, we would love to hear from you. We are urgently looking for volunteers who will help drive our Residents to doctors or Hospital appointments in our company car.
Trip To Knock - Our annual trip to Knock will take place on the Friday the 14th - Saturday, July 15. The cost of the trip is €120 PP all inclusive. A deposit of €20 is required to secure your place. For more information on this trip contact Betty at 087 9057391.
Thank You - Grantstown would like to say a big thank you to Tagoat Daycare, who came for a visit last Monday. It was lovely having our friends over and a great day was had by all. We look forward to visiting the Tagoat Centre soon.
ICA Ladies - A special Thank You to the ICA Ladies, who visited the centre on Wednesday and gave us a generous donation. We really appreciate this and you are all more than welcome to pop in any time for a cup of tea and a chat.
What a great time of the year to get active. Why not join us for a walk, get some fresh air, and meet new people, all the while getting active. We are meeting everyday Monday to Friday at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the entrance of the GAA pitch on the driveway.
Congratulations to Wayne Whitty, who picks up a cool €758 from this Week's Corach Ramblers split-the-pot.
Thanks once again to everyone for your continued support.
The A team had their last game of the season today away to third placed Tombrack and were looking to finish off our title winning season with our 14 consecutive league win, we were missing over half our regular squad today and we got off to a bad start when Tombrack took the lead in the second minute.
We were struggling to get into the game and it was 2-0 on 11 minutes when Tombrack got through again, our players were trying hard but with so many changes and players playing out of position we were finding it difficult and on 20 minutes we went 3-0 down, but you don't win leagues without having a bit of fight.
We never stopped trying and on 32 minutes we pulled one back when Niall cut in past a couple of defenders and blasted a shot to the back of the net. A minute later it was 3-2 when the ball was worked into the box and jimmy picked it up and put it past the keeper into the far corner.
On 36 minutes we pulled level when a great ball from Richie found Niall, who slotted past the keeper, and on 40 minutes we got a penalty when Niall was taken down and he stepped up to put it past the keeper for a 4-3 halftime lead and a remarkable turnaround.
Tombrack came out fired up for the second half but our defence stood firm and on 65 minutes we went 5-3 up when a long free from Jack was flicked on by Niall to Richie, who finished clinically past the keeper. We were starting to tire now as due to different reasons we only had the bare 11 today and Tombrack pulled one back on 72 minutes.
Then on 74 minutes they equalised and now we were struggling but on 80 minutes we had a quick break and as Niall was about to shoot he was pulled back and we got our second penalty which Niall buried past the keeper for a 6-5 lead and we held out for the last 10 minutes for victory in a remarkable game.
A massive effort from all our players today but a special mention to five players in particular Seán, Jack, Joe and mazy who stepped up from the b team having not played for a number of weeks and Jimmy, who has been out injured. All five gave it their all today.
THANK YOU - 'Now that the dust has settled on what has been a remarkable season just a few thanks and stats, thanks to all my squad for your effort, commitment and dedication all season, it is greatly appreciated and you were a pleasure to work with, to all the players from the B team who came when asked thank you all.
'It was a long season which started with training last July and we had three trainers during the course of the season, Jack, who got us up and going at the start, much appreciated lad, Colm Murphy your sessions and your input were a massive help to us and to Paul Diskin, who also doubled up as my assistant and had the lads in top shape all season with his training sessions, it was a pleasure working with you. Thanks to our team sponsor Mick Walsh of Mick's car wash and valet wellingtonbridge. To my wife Clodagh and my kids, I hope the cup is some payment for you having to put up with me being away so much all season.
'We played 31 games in all competitions this season scoring 95 goals and conceding 43, our top scorer was Niall with 30 goals in all competitions with 23 of them coming in just 15 league games, hermi hit 19 goals despite missing part of the season through injury and Gareth with 13 goals with the rest spread out among the squad. Well done to Gareth on winning division one player of the year.
'We played some excellent soccer during the season and we battled when we had to getting a remarkable 55 points out of a possible 60 in the league and we will enjoy our few weeks off now before we get back preparing for the premier division next season which will be a big challenge but one we are all looking forward to.
TAGHMON UTD two CORACH RAMBLERS two - Taghmon and Corach finished all square in a thrilling opening tie in the Richie Dwyer over-35s League.
Corach came out of the blocks right from the start and were causing Taghmon problems all over the field and should have went ahead on Two occasions when Niall Murphy headed just wide and Jason McCutcheon's low drive was brilliantly saved by John Fitzpatrick in the Taghmon goal.
The home side then settled into the game after 15 minutes and dominated the rest of the half. There dominance paid off on 28 minutes when Trevor Berry unleashed an unstoppable free kick to the net from 25 yards.
The second half saw Corach spring back into life only to be dealt a huge blow when another direct free kick from berry made it 2-0 on four 5mins. To Corach's credit they rallied for a quick response and got one, when a dangerous cross from Niall Murphy deceived both keeper and attackers to find the net on 55 mins. Their determination was paid off when another cross wasn't dealt with and Alan Diskin was on hand to tap home the equalizer.
2-2 was a fair result. Both teams will have strong ambitions of a top four finish and rightly so. Best for Taghmon on the day were Jason McGloughlin, Jimmy Doran and Trevor Berry while for Corach, Mick Walsh, Alan Diskin and John O'Leary shone brightest.
dancing continues every Thursday night at Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, May 25, Jimmy Barnwell. All are welcome, proceeds in aid of Ballymitty ball alley new build.
There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 2, for the Ferns Diocesan Day Pick-up Points Wellingtonbridge, Hollow Bar ramsgrange, Campile, and New Ross. Fare of €55 includes two meals - contact details: Nicholas Bowe phone 051 388437 mobile 087 9418661.
Lotto numbers were 3, 10, 12 and 13. Congratulations to Margaret Murphy Brandane the only winner of match-three numbers getting herself two hundred euro. Next jackpot will be 10,100.
The Junior Hurlers had a great win over Clongeen last Sunday in their League Match.
The Intermediate Football took on Taghmon in the Tom Hickey Cup on Wednesday last and had a 11 point win. Well done, lads. Final score B/B 21 points T/C 10 points.
The Junior Ladies match was called off due to bad weather. They were to play Taghmon.
The under-16 boys had a two point loss against St James on Monday last in Mersheen.
This Saturday the Féile commettiee will be selling lines in Wallace's. If anyone has an hour to spare to help please contact Kristie Sinnott.
Well done to everyone who participated in the County Fleadh the Village was a busy spot for the day.
Congratulations to all our little boys and girls, who celebrated their Communion in Ballymitty recently. This Saturday Is the turn of Danescastle School. Have a great day everyone.
The president of the GAA arrived in Carrig on Tuesday last and took a tour of the school. He was visiting most of the school's coming up to the Féile which Wexford are hosting this year.
Please check our Facebook page and Twitter account for correct times and venues of Matches.
Deepest sympathy to Sharon Carroll and family Caislean an Dinigh on the death of her mother Betty Carroll last week. Her remains were reposing at Kearney's Funeral Home, Selskar Street on Thursday with removal to the Church of the Annunciation, Clonard. Funeral Mass was on Friday with burial afterwards in St Ibar's Cemetery, Crosstown. May she rest in peace.
Historical Society AGM
Bannow historical society will hold its AGM in Tír na nÓg on Monday, May 29, at 8.30 p.m. All old and new members welcome. Please return any completed field name survey forms.
An enrolment night for Ballymitty Community Playgroup for September 2017 will take place on Wednesday, May 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the playgroup.
The following programmes are available in our pre-school room and pre-pre-school room: ECCE Free pre-school, from the age of three years and CCS scheme - community childcare subvention scheme. Those wishing to avail of ECCE programme, please bring child's birth cert and proof of child's pps no. Children are welcome from the age of two years and five months.
Sunday Cafe will take place on Sunday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Come along and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.
Monster Bingo is on Sunday, May 28, in Ballymitty Hall at 3 p.m. €1,500 in prizes including Special Page; €50 one line, €100 for two lines and €150 full house. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and sandwiches served.
Wine Tasting - Date for you diary, come and join us on Friday, June 9, for a fun night of Wine tasting. This is a fundraiser for the Ballymitty New Hall Fund.
Sewing Classes continue in Ballymitty hall every Thursday night from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Children and beginners welcome. To book contact Mary Quirke 086 8432125. Classes in jnitting, crochet and Cross Stitch also on the night, try your hand at all four if you. wish.
Bannow Show date
The Bannow & Rathangan Show takes place at Killag Duncormick on Thursday July 13, schedules will be out shortly, more details next week.
Dancing at Camross
The First Friday June dance will be held on Friday, June 2, in Camross Ballroom with Peter Burke providing the music for all you dancers. Peter is a very popular visitor to Camross and dancers come from far and near to hear his wonderful music and song. Admission is €8 including the tea with dancing from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Our Junior A ladies' team played their third championship match on Friday evening, May 19, away to a very strong Horeswood team. Horeswood started very quickly and were three points ahead before Taghmon-Camross settled down and got some great scores to end the first half ahead 2-05 to 1-05.
As the second half progressed we started dominating the midfield which led to great balls into the forwards and some brilliant scores from them. Horeswood only managed to score four points in the second half due to our brilliant defending and goalkeeping. Final score Taghmon-Camross 4-13 Horeswood 1-09. This is three wins from three games in the championship for Taghmon-Camross.
athletic club news
Day 2 of the County Championships was held in Enniscorthy and we had another great turnout, with 24 of our athletes taking part. The heavy showers did not hamper their achievements, as there was 13 individual medals won on the day. 4 Gold, 2 silver and 7 Bronze County medals returned to Taghmon.
Our medal winners on the daywere : Ben O'Toole U12 3rd 80m; Ben O'Toole U12 3rd Shot Putt; Caoimhe Reville U12 3rd Shot Putt; Chloe O'Toole U14 1st 80m; Chloe O'Toole U14 1st 200m; Dearbhla O'Hanlon U15 2nd High Jump; Aisling Kelly U15 1st 80m Hurdles; Aisling Kelly U15 1st 200m; Aisling Kelly U15 3rd 800m; Muireann Hore U16 3rd Shot Putt; Hannah Roche Kelly U16 2nd 200m; Bronagh O'Hanlon U17 3rd Shot Putt; Dylan Colfer 3rd Long Jump. Very well done to all our medal winners, but also especially to each athlete that travelled, and competed over the course of the Championships.
For those athletes who were not fortunate enough to win a medal the county 'B' Championships is on Friday 23th June in Enniscorthy.
A big thank you to our parents and coaches that volunteered, as officials and helpers over both weekends also. To the parents of the athletes, thank you, for your support both to your children and to the coaches. Well done team Taghmon.
Bannow Show date
The Bannow and Rathangan Show takes place at Killag, Duncormick on Thursday, July 13, schedules will be out shortly, more details next week.