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Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty


Gerry and Audrey Quirke at the art exhibition and craft fair in Grantstown community village

Gerry and Audrey Quirke at the art exhibition and craft fair in Grantstown community village

Gerry and Audrey Quirke at the art exhibition and craft fair in Grantstown community village

Ballymore-Mayglass: Parish Council Christmas Draw - Tickets are being sold now for the draw on December 15. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Seniors Christmas Party

The Seniors Christmas party will be held in the Coast Hotel, Rosslare on Sunday December 1, at 2 p.m. Please confirm your attendance to Breda Wright (086 1735474) or Anne Mullins (053 9135307) before Tuesday. November 26.

Ballycogley Hall

Bingo started in the hall on Sunday evening last at 7.30 p.m. and will continue each Sunday evening. Forever Fit class each Wed. night at 7.30 and pilates for over-50s on Friday mornings at 11.30. The Family Jingle Jog will take place on Sunday morning, December 15, For queries and information re hall availability and bookings please contact Sandra (087 7996938).

St Fintan's AGM

The St Fintan's Club AGM will take place on Friday, November 29, in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. Nominations for club officers along with motions for consideration should be emailed to club secretary no later than November 18. Email secretary.stfintans.wexford@gaa.ie.

Annual cake sale

Our annual cake sale and raffle in aid of the day to day running of our parish in Ballymore-Mayglass will be held on Saturday evening, November 30, before and after Mass in Mayglass at 7.30 p.m. and on Sunday morning Mass in Ballymore at 10 a.m. Donations of confectionary would be very much appreciated. Your continued support is welcomed.


The jackpot now stands at €5,400. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 9, 15, 28 and 31..Many thanks for your continued support. Remember you can also sign up to a 10-week club lotto subscription for €15 where your numbers will be entered each week for you and you will receive a weekly lotto text. Make it easy to never miss a draw by contacting Sharon Pettit at 086 1787498 to sign up.

Scrap Saturday

Ballymore Hall and St Fintan's are running a scrap Saturday on November 30 at Bolgers Ballycogley from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All steel, batteries, farm machinery, old cars etc are accepted. No plastic, wood, glass, tyres or electric appliances are accepted.

All Blacks AFC

The most recent winner of our weekly split-the-pot draw is Anthony O'Grady, who scoops €245. Well done, Anthony. Next draw takes place in Greenacres on November 25.

The under-nine boys season kicked off when they welcomed Wexford Celtic to Casey Park. Both teams gave all spectators a brilliant game of soccer with great goals scored from both sides. Well done to all the young men involved.

Our under-11 girls travelled to Curracloe yesterday morning. A great game by all girls involved with some lovely goals scored. Well done all involved.

Our under-14 Premier team has the long journey to Aughrim yesterday morning and made it worth while coming away 4-0 winners with goals from Aoibheann Rankin (2), Ciara Murphy and Sinéad Cullen. well done to all involved.

Our second under-14 team welcomed neighbours Kilmore to Casey park, and unfortunately the visitors took all three points with 4-1 victory in a game that the score line definitely didn't reflect the game where girls had many opportunities but just Lady Luck was not with them. Blacks' goal came from Ava Newport. well done all involved.

The ladies' team welcomed Cushinstown to Casey park. And came away with a point after the game ended in 2-2 draw, with blacks goals coming from Natasha Martin and Melissa Crowley. well done to all 14 ladies involved this morning.

Mixed fortunes for both our men's teams who both were in local derby action against local neighbours Fastnet Rovers. The A team suffered their first league defeat of the season going down on a 3-1 scoreline. The B team had a resounding 3-0 win with goals from John Codd, Robert Cogley and Barry Brennan to keep their title ambitions alive.

Ladies' Football

The St Fintan's Ladies' club AGM will be held on Tuesday, November 26, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse. We would like to thank everyone for their support during the 2019 season. The smooth running of the club is not an easy task and we would ask for anyone interested in helping in what ever way they can would be very much appreciated.

As a small club that is quickly growing and large numbers playing underage the last few years, so please come along on the night all support and help is much appreciated. Any nominations or questions stfintans.wexford@lgfa.ie.


The St Fintan's GAA Club held its first bingo session in Ballycogley hall on Sunday last at 7.30 p.m. The club has decided to run these sessions each Sunday evening and we ask that you come along to support the club, enjoy the evening of fun and take your chance on winning the jackpot or any of the many other valuable prizes. Check.

Kia Award Winner

Kia Ireland were proud to present yet another 'Dealer Of the Year' award to branch manager and proud Mayglass man Niall Murphy during the recent past. Congratulations, Niall.

St Vincent de Paul

The annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all churches of the diocese of Ferns on the weekend of December 7/8. Christmas can be the most worrying time of the year for some and your continued generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Killinick ICA

The attendance at the most recent meeting of the Killinick ICA guild held on November 4 included president Joan Furlong and 14 fellow guild members.

The competition winners were first Breda Wright, second Mary Fenlon, third Lish McDonnell and the competition for the next, meeting is for the nicest Christmas centre piece.

The hostesses on the night were Til Kennedy and Joan Furlong and the hostesses for the December meeting will be Betty Reid and Mary Sinnott. The raffle winner was Betty Reid.

The guild will hold its Christmas dinner in Kellys hotel Rosslare on Friday, November 29, A federation meeting was held in the Riverbank hotel on November 25.

Walking Track

For all our early morning walkers/runners the community walking track lights come on each morning at 6 a.m. till natural day light. The tracks lights are on seven evenings a week from 5 p.m. till 9.45 p.m. For your information one lap is equal to 575m or 0.575km or just one third of a mile.



Next dance in Carrig-on-Bannow community centre will be on Friday, December 20, with music by Brendan Lee.

Christmas sale

The annual Christmas sale in aid of Balloughton church funds will take place on Saturday, December 7, in Balloughton hall starting at 2 p.m. We will have all the usual stalls cake, bric-à-brac, books, plants, toys etc and a raffle on the day. Afternoon tea will be available so everyone welcome to come along and enjoy the day.

Sad passing

Deepest sympathy to Phil Bennett and family Cullenstown on the death of her husband Nick on Thursday, November 14. Nick is survived by his wife Philomena son Louis, daughters Jenny, Rose and the late Elaine, brothers Tony and Vincent and sister Bessie. He will be sadly missed by his family, grandchildren, nieces, nephews relatives and friends. He reposed at Ryan's funeral parlour on Friday with removal to Carrig church at 7 p.m., funeral Mass was at 11 a.m. on Saturday with burial afterwards in Rathangan cemetery. May he rest in peace.

GAA news

The Annual General Meeting take place this Sunday December 1, at 5 p.m. in the Complex. Please attend this very important meeting.

Well done to our Rackard League boys and girls who are doing great work through their schools.

Thanks to everyone who attended the Foundation courses recently.

Corach News

Congratulations to the senior teams who all recorded wins last Sunday.

The Men's A team beat Glynn-Barntown 3-2 with a brace from Niall Harney and a goal from John Staples.

The B side travelled to Kilmuckridge and recorded a 4-3 win. Alan Diskin scored two with a goal apiece from Cathal Cummins and Jordan Hayes.

The ladies side recorded their second win with a 6-2 defeat of Kilmore. Aisling Waters and Grace Donovan both scored two each with Amy Eustace and Sophie Scallan also on target.

Finally the under-14 girls had a fantastic win on Saturday when they defeated Enniscorthy 3-1. Sarah Bennett scored a hat trick.

The split-the-pot draw in Staffords Pub saw Niamh Breen win €509. Thank you all.

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes in Ballymitty Hall every Thursday night at 7 p.m. Beginners welcome. Contact Ger at 087 0640081.

Monster Bingo

The next Monster Bingo is on Sunday December 8, at 3 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. €1,500 in prizes. Raffle and lots of prizes. Teas and sandwiches served. (Fundraiser in aid of new hall development fund).

Community First Responders

To keep this VALUABLE resource in our community, we need more LOCAL volunteers. Please Contact Catherine at 086 3498804/051560683 for more information.


The Little Sea Musical Society invites you to come join them in opening this year's Christmas Season with 'Mary Poppins Returns with Willy Wonka and Christmas Classics' an event for all the family with our Christmas treats at interval in Carrig Hall on December 5 and 6, and Fethard on December 7. Tickets on sale now at thelittleseamusicalsociety.com and in local outlets.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg this Thursday, November 28, with music by Tommy Carroll, Thursday, December 5, by the Wicklow Man, Thursday, December 12, no dance, Saturday, December 14, the Christmas dinner dance four course meal music by Mary Prendergast tickets €25 all groups welcome. Thursday, December 19, party night with Delta Dawn, Thursday, December 26, no dance Tuesday, December 31, new years Eve El Paso.

Historical Society

Bannow Historical Society will hold their annual Christmas Dinner in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge on Saturday, December 7, at 7.30 p.m.

There will be a four course meal followed by some light entertainment, after which you can dance the night away or just relax and enjoy the music.

If you are a small group wishing to have a great night out do come along and join us. Great value at €25.00 and free raffle.

Anyone wishing to attend contact Kevin 087 0925853 - Anne 086 8469131 - Maryanne 087 3525262.

Historical talk

Tales of Unexpected Irish Connections, a talk by Jimmy O'Toole one of the most informed and entertaining speakers on matters historical, in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, on Friday the 29th at 8 p.m. It's free to all spread the word.

Grantstown news

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday, November 26: Remembrance Mass at 11.30 a.m. Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, November 27: Pongo in the morning and quiz in the afternoon. Thursday, November 28: Sonas/Cards/Pongo in the morning and Card Making/Arts and crafts with Anne in the afternoon. Monday, December 2: Christmas party in Grantstown Daycare Centre. You can find out all about Grantstown on our website: grantstowncommunityvillage.ie.

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday, November 26: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, November 27: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Thursday, November 28: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Monday, December 2: Christmas party. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services.

CHRISTMAS DIARY DATES - December 2 Monday at Daycare Centre: Client's Christmas party. December 12 Thursday at Ferrycarrig Hotel: Client's Christmas party. December 22 Sunday at Grantstown Community Village: Carol Service.

A HUGE THANK YOU - Thanks to all the artists and photographers who exhibited their artwork in our Art Exhibition on Friday last. The quality of work was fantastic and was admired by all who attended. Thanks to councillor Michael Sheehan, who officially opened the exhibition and thanks to everyone who attended and made the day a great success. We would also like to extend a big thank you to all the stallholders as well as the members of the community who each contributed to making the Craft Fair on Saturday the success that it was.

A huge thank you to all the staff and volunteers who helped out on Friday and Saturday and to everyone who donated prizes. Without your help the show could not go on. Congratulations to all the raffle prize winners and the 'Guess the Weight of the cake winner.

Wexford People