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Michael Quirke, Adam Ryan, Conor Ryan and Mary Quirke at the coffee morning in aid of Lochlann Doyle held in St Martin’s GAA clubhouse

Michael Quirke, Adam Ryan, Conor Ryan and Mary Quirke at the coffee morning in aid of Lochlann Doyle held in St Martin’s GAA clubhouse

Michael Quirke, Adam Ryan, Conor Ryan and Mary Quirke at the coffee morning in aid of Lochlann Doyle held in St Martin’s GAA clubhouse

Ballymore-Mayglass: Bargy Vintage Club - Following our recent barbecue held in the Coopers Inn the Bargy Vintage Club would like to thank all those who supported us on the night and a special word of thanks to all who sponsored prizes and donated money. All proceeds raise will be donated to St Fintan's GAA Club and Ballycogley hall.

Annual Patron

The patron will be held in Ballymore Cemetery on Thursday, August 8, at 7.30 p.m. and in Mayglass on Friday, August 9, at 7.30 p.m.


The jackpot now stands at €3,800. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Thomas Callaghan shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 4, 13, 15 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.

GAA Cúl Camps

The St Fintan's GAA Club will be hosting a GAA Cúl Camp this year from August 12 to August 17.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Catherine (kitty) Walsh Loughard Killinick whos remains were laid to rest in Ballymore cemetery following her funeral Mass in St Mary's church Ballymore and Elizabeth (Betsy) Bell Rathjarney Piercestown whos funeral service was held in St Enoch's church Killinick and her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining churchyard. May they rest in peace.

Coiste na nÓg

The under-seven boys and girls of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island played in a blitz in Kilmore in glorious sunshine during the past week. The boys and girls played well and enjoyed themselves. The under-nine hurling team took part in a blitz in Carne during the recent past. The St Fintan's hosted a go games under-nine blitz in Ballymore with six visiting clubs during the recent past. The nursery programme continues each Wednesday evening at 6.30 p.m. and it caters for four- to six-year-old boys and girls and involves coaching in the basic skills of hurling, camogie and football.

Support Your Club

The St Fintan's GAA Club is part of a support your club project run by Pettitt's SuperValu and to qualify you are asked that when shopping in the supermarket to place a docket which you will receive at the checkout in a box bearing the name St Fintan's which is located near the exit. When there is enough dockets collected the supermarket chain will present the underage players with bibs and training gear. Last year the club received 50 footballs.

All Blacks AFC

With a new season just around the corner, All Blacks are looking to enter a women's team for the 2019/2020 season anyone interested in getting involved the socialising is great and the football on Sunday morning ain't too bad either love to hear from ye all... all levels and ages most welcome to Casey park. contact suzanne 086 3751704 if interested in being involved.


Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, August 8, by Michelle Murphy, August 15 Jimmy Hogan and Lar Kenny, August 22 El Paso and August 29 Cupla. All proceeds in aid of hand ball clubs new build, all welcome refreshments served.


The winner of last week's split the pot in aid of Corach Ramblers Club was Birdie Mulcahy from Tipperary winning €508.

GAA club notes

Lotto draw this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €14,000. Tickets are two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace's Hardware, Costcutters, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer down in the complex.

The Pat Neville golf classic takes place on Friday, August 30, in Wexford Golf Club. Teams of four €200. Anyone wishing to sponsor a tee or green please contact Jason at 086 8107111 and Donal 087 9175010.

Best of luck to all involved in the upcoming Fleadh.

Our under-seven footballers travelled to Kilmore for a recent blitz. Their opponents were Adamstown, St Joseph's and St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island. They played their hearts out and had a great day.

The Wexford Ladies Intermediate Football squad had a great win over Laois on Sunday last, they take on Meath in their next match. Well done Jane on representing our club.

The under-15 boys' hurling team took on Adamstown in a home game and took the points. Well done lads keep up the good work rate.

Our Intermediate Football team travelled to Bellefield to take on Ballyhogue in the next round of Championships at the weekend.

As all fixtures are only been sent to the club weekly please keep up-to-date with the latest news about these game on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Caroline O'Connor and family on the death of her mother Mary Halley last week in Waterford. Her removal was on Tuesday evening to Holy Cross Church Tramore with burial after requiem Mass on Wednesday morning in St Declan's Cemetery.

May she rest in peace.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village-Tues 6th: Imagination Gym/Pongo in the morning. Table Quiz in the afternoon. Wed 7th : Reiki/Boat Building Crafts in the morning & Pongo in the afternoon. Bingo @ 8.00 p.m.

Thurs 8th : Pongo in the morning & Music by Tony Jerrersin the afternoon. Mon 12th: Baking With Ger/Cards in the morning & Pongo in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre Week-Tues 6th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wed 7th: Sonas from 11.00 a.m. Counselling from 1.00 p.m. Thurs 8th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Mon 12th: Group Physio with Mairead.


Congratulations to our own Marica Cullen and the Wexford Ladies Football Team who beat Laois by two points to book their place in the All Ireland Quarter final against Meath on 4th August. Best of luck from everyone at Grantstown Daycare Centre.

Trip to Knock

A group from Grantstown Daycare Centre had a pilgrimage to Knock 26th & 27th July. It was a very enjoyable trip and everyone had a great time. Thanks to Betty Fox and Stella McNamara for organising this trip.

Meals On Wheels

Would you like to have Hot Delicious and Nutritious meals delivered to your door? Grantstown Daycare Centre operates a meals on wheels service every Tuesday and Thursday for a small fee. Why not give us a call at 051 561016 for more details.

Monster Drive-in Bingo

Sunday, August 25, at 3 p.m. in Grantstown Community Village. €1,500 in prize money to be won, plus a Monster Raffle. Tea, coffee and homemade confectionery being served.


AOH Hall, Bridgetown

IT Centre open Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only €2 per hour for use of a computer. Printing, Scanning, Photocopying and Laminating service also available. To reach us ring 053 9175523 or email bicinfo18@gmail.com. The hall is available for meetings, groups, clubs etc. at €10 per hour. All social welfare forms, drivers licence, pensions etc. available in the office, assistance with filling in same is also provided if needed. All online services, car tax renewal, passport, property tax and all other services are also available.

If members of the community would like to see more services available to them please let us know, we will do our utmost to meet your needs. Please visit our Facebook page Bridgetown Information/Technology Centre, like and share our page to spread the word around to the community and surrounding areas. People of all ages are welcome to avail of our services.

Please note we will be holding Coffee Information Mornings with people giving short talks or give advice on relevant subjects to the community later on in the year following the summer holidays.

Kilmore Scope

We will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, August 7, at 2 p.m. in the AOH hall. Request all committee members to attend as some important items are on the agenda for decision making. As always we are looking for new members, if interested in our work and the Information centre please give us a call at 053 9175523 Mon to Wed 9-am to 4 p.m., or call into the office for a chat. You are all welcome to attend our meeting next week, as the more input we have from the community, the more services we may be able to provide going forward.

Daly paintings for write by the sea

Wexford-based artist David Daly will premiere a new selection of his paintings as part of the fourth Write By the Sea 2019 Literary Festival in Kilmore Quay over the last weekend in September at the Stella Maris Centre.

A keen ornithologist and conservationist, Daly strongly feels Wexford's hidden bird habitats deserve to be cherished and preserved. As he explains, 'no matter where you travel, be it to Portugal or to the estuaries of the Wexford coastline, you cannot fail to marvel at both the range and beauty of these habitats, and Kilmore Quay is no exception.'.

Lucy Moore, chair of Write By the Sea, says, 'As our theme for this year's event is Drawn To the Sea, Dave Daly's delightful watercolours of birdlife and other marine life will make a wonderful addition to our programme that already includes renowned authors Mike McCormack, Sinéad Gleeson, Dermot Bolger, Sara Baume, Paula Meehan and Kit de Waal.'.

Daly has hosted his annual watercolour exhibition at the Pumphouse, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Ardcavan, for over 20 years as part of the Wexford Opera Festival programme, and will do so again this year. He is a member of the Water Colour Society of Ireland, and has illustrated several books, including the Complete Garden Bird Book and Wild Dublin. He has also been invited to paint in several locations outside Ireland, including Israel, Portugal and Spain.

The Write By the Sea 2019 committee have expressed their gratitude to their sponsors as well as the Arts Council and RTÉ - Supporting the arts for their invaluable support.

Details of the programme and booking facilities are on the Write By the Sea 2019 website writebythesea.ie. For further information contact info@writebytheseakq.ie.


Sincere sympathy to Peter Devereu, x the Hill on the death of his sister Phyllis and to Ita Bates, Woodvilla on the death of her mother Kitty Walsh recently. May they rest in peace.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Emily Matthews daughter of Brian and the late Jo, Ballyhealy, who recently got married to Alan Martin, Tullicanna. Best wishes for a long and happy married life together.

Raffle winners

Winners in the Music Festival/RNLI raffle are as follows: 1st Clodagh Redmond Duncormick; 2nd Luke Doyle, Rathangan; 3rd Maria Canavan, Enniscorthy; 4th Paul Kenny, Curracloe; 5th Mary Scott, Kilmore; 6th Ann Johnson, Murrintown.

Rosslare Harbour


We extend our deepest sympathy to the family, neighbours and friends of the late Peter Doran, Westwinds, Kilrane, who passed away at Castlebridge Manor Nursing Home on July 23 Peter had been in failing health for a short while. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Peter and Paul's church, Crossbridge and afterwards was laid to rest in Killaveney cemetery, Tinahely. Peter is sadly missed by his wife Nuala, family Leslie, Caroline, Desmond and Shaun, sister Kit, son-in-law Tom, daughters-in-law Noreen and Val, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces extended family and friends.

Sympathy is also extended to Declan and Margaret Walsh, and family Ascal Ruain, on the death of Declan's mother Kitty Walsh, Loughard, Killinick, who passed away on Sunday last in her 102nd year.

May they rest in peace.

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