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Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty, Murrintown, Our Lady's Island


Eoin Ryan from Clonmines and Holly Anglim from Carrig-on-Bannow and at the Good Counsel College graduation ball in the Ferrycarrig hotel

Eoin Ryan from Clonmines and Holly Anglim from Carrig-on-Bannow and at the Good Counsel College graduation ball in the Ferrycarrig hotel

Eoin Ryan from Clonmines and Holly Anglim from Carrig-on-Bannow and at the Good Counsel College graduation ball in the Ferrycarrig hotel

Ballymore-Mayglass: Scout Registration. Scout registration for the new Scout year will take place on Wednesday, September 4, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre. Meetings will resume for Cubs, Scouts and Ventures on Wednesday, September 11, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Beavers Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Priority will be given to siblings of existing members and those on the Waiting List.

There are no places available in Beaver Section 6-8, very limited places in Cub Section 9-11, and spaces available Scouts 12-15 and Ventures 15-18. If you wish to go on Waiting List for next year you can attend registration night or contact 087 6858480. Due to increase in Scouting Ireland fees, registration fee is €55 which can be paid in installments, and subscription has been increased to €4 per week.


The jackpot now stands at €3,000. Congratulations to last week's winner Mikey Keane. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Winnie Doyle, Lily Kelly and Irene Way shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 4, 7, 9 and 24. 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.

All Blacks AFC

Players are invited to register for upcoming under-16 County Trials which will be held on Sunday, September 15. Venue to be confirmed. Please email under-16wdsl1920@gmail.com (before Thursday, September 12), with the following information Player Name: Club: Date of birth: Two favourite positions: Email to be sent before Thursday, September 12.


A gentle pilates class for the over-50s every Friday morning is starting Sept the sixth at 11.30 a.m. at Ballycogley community hall. Come along and join Elaine and practice level one pilates to include chair pilates. Increase strenght, flexibility and range of movement. Call me at 086 8431723 to book you place.

Art Classes

Watercolour Art classes resume in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Tuesday, September 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There are places available. For details contact Maria at 086 3848364.

Women's Shed

Meetings resumed on Monday, September 2, in Tomhaggard Social Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. New members welcome.

Club Grounds

The St Fintan's GAA Club had an amazing day of club celebrations during the recent past celebrating 90 years of the clubs existence with the opening of the new clubhouse and fully lit walking track. Thisspecial day was mad more special by honouring two of our most loved and missed clubmen, William Codd and William Doyle and we thank both families for giving us the opportunity to host a hurling tournament in their honour. The tournament was played in hurling at under-11 level and we thank the following clubs for particapating, St Matin's, St Anne's, Ballyhale Shamrocks, St Mary's Rosslare, Kilmore and St Fintan's. The fabulous trophy was won by Ballyhale Shamrocks after some well contested games.

The beautiful complex was officially opened by Co. Chair. Derek Kent with Fr Martin Byrne our parish priest cutting the ribbon and doing the blessing. In his delivery club chairman Robert O'Callaghan spoke highly of all those involved in anyway with the project with a special word of thanks to all that supported the many fundraisers so generously, the many sponsors and the Sports Capital Programme for its grant aid. He thanked all that attended on the day who contributed in no small way to make the day a special one and those that worked so hard to make it an event to be remembered.

The sun shone it was a joy to see the young children play in the sand and more play hurling and football on the pitches till the hours of darkness. Thank you for your kind words and support which means so much to those that proudly wear the green and gold. Naomh Fiontain Abu.

St Fintan's

Though its football team suffered a 3pt defeat at the hands of St May's of Maudlintown in the Amber Springs/Ashdown Park Hotels intermediate championship, the club was pleased to learn that it had qualified for the latter stages of the championship as did its hurling team in the Permanent TSB junior A championship. In the under-20 hurling championship the Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's team defeated Kilross Gaels in the Wexford district semi-final and will play Crossabeg-Ballymurn in the district final on Tuesday night of this week in Ballymurn at 6.30 p.m. Please come along and support the lads. The intermediate football team was scheduled to play Crossabeg-Ballymurn in the group B championship on Friday evening of last week with the result not yet to hand.

Walking Track

Now that the walking track at the St Fintan's GAA grounds is completed and fully lit it is available for use during the evening hours from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. when the lighting system will be in operation. Why not avail of this fabulous facility.


Cullenstown Community group

Cullenstown Community Group monthly meeting is on Wednesday, September 4, 8 p.m. in the Atlantic Bar, Cullenstown. New members always welcome.

Community Alert AGM

The Bannow-Ballymitty Community Alert AGM and meeting will take place this Tuesday, September 3, at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall all welcome. If you haven't paid you fee of €10 for three years membership please do before or at the meeting.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday, September 3: Imagination Gym/Games/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, September 4: Sonas/Cards/Pamper Morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 5: Cards/Games in the morning. Lunch at midday and a trip to Our Lady's Island in the afternoon. Monday, September 9: Exercise with Mairead/Cards/Games in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. .

Services Available In Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday, September 3: Hairdressing by Katherina from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, September 4: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday, September 5: Hairdressing by Katherina from 10.30 a.m. Monday, September 9: Group Physio with Mairead. Home Baking available all week. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services which are available to everyone in the community.

Thank You

Many thanks to everyone who supported our first Drive-in bingo on Sunday last. It certainly was an ideal day for it with the sun beaming down on those who chose to play the bingo in their cars. Thanks to anyone who donated prizes and thanks to everyone who helped out on the day.

Meals On Wheels

Would you like to have Hot Delicious and Nutritious meals delivered to your door? Grantstown Daycare Centre operate 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.

Corach Ramblers News

Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Mick Murphy from Bannow, who won €510 this week. If you're not in.

Fixtures: The Youths kick off this Saturday v Fastnet at home at 11 a.m. The A team play at 11 a.m. on Sunday v Moyne Rangers with the B team kicking off at 1.30 p.m. versus St Joesph's. Best of luck to all our teams in the new season ahead.

GAA club notes

This week's lotto draw takes place 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. Thank you for your continued support to our club.

Hugh achievement for our Intermediate Football team who stay safe in their group for this year. A great physical game and win over Ferns in Bree secured the deal. Well done to the Lads and their Mangement team David, Ken and Ger.

Our Ladies' Football weren't so lucky on Monday evening last when they played their Relugation Final against Clonee. They now go down to Junior B Hard luck ladies and thank you to their Mangement team Shane, Suzannah and Mary.

Thank you all who supported the Pat Neville golf classics on Friday last. A great day out.

Wishing all our students the very best heading back to school this week.

Our Junior Hurling team are out this Saturday, September 7, in Oylegate in their final round of the championship. They will take on Buffers Alley in Oylegate with a throw in at 1.30 p.m.

Social dancing

Dancing in Tír na nÓg for September every Thursday night with music this week September 5 by Mary Prendergast, September 12 the Wicklow Man, September 19 Richie Halpin and September 26 Colin Kenny from Offaly. All proceeds to new handball build, refreshments served all welcome.



The winner in the last draw was Bridget Purcell, winning €580, Bridget bought her lucky ticket in Butlers post office, North Main Street Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.


BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon - 086 1943527.

PILATES - Fridays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Elaine - 086 8431723.

COMMUNITY CENTRE LIBRARY - Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Our Lady's Island


Tonight, Tuesday, September 3 at 8 p.m. is the annual Ecumenical Service led by Rev Arthur Minion and Fr James Murphy. The Preacher will be Rev Ruth Patterson OBE, a Presbyterian Minister. She is the Director of Restoration Ministries, a non-denominational organisation committed to peace and reconciliation based in Northern Ireland.

Wednesday the 4th is 'A Time to Heal' ceremony at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 8. is the Closing ceremony with Mass at 7 p.m. followed by Torchlight Procession. Mass each day at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., except eighth when the evening Mass is at 7 p.m.

Community Coffee Shop

Our Community Coffee Shop has been so busy and we are thrilled to see everyone. Sunday will be the Closing of pilgrimage and we would be very grateful for any home baking please. Monday, September 9. to end of Sept. we open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from October onwards we open weekends only 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We thank all our volunteers, bakers and all who made private donations. We have had a wonderful season and we are very proud of our new premises.

Chloe Agnew Concert

An evening with Chloe Agnew, original star of Celtic Woman is performing with her dad David Agnew in concert in Our Lady's Island Church on Saturday, September 21, at 8 p.m. Proceeds to OLI. Parish funds and Wexford Women's Refuge. Tickets €20 from Island Voices choir members, Parish Gift Shop and Island Coffee Shop.


Congratulations to Anne Davy, Bannow on winning €200 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Dohertys, Meylers and Rosslare Harbour Post office.

Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

Story Night

Storytelling Night in Tacumshane Old School this Friday, September 6, at 8.30 p.m. Come along, sit back and enjoy the talent, music, song and storytelling. Tea, coffee and cakes at interval. Great night's entertainment promised.

GAA Bingo

GAA bingo continues every Tuesday night in the Community Hall at 9 p.m. The jackpot now stands at €600 - do come along for a chance to win.

Knitting and Sewing

The jnitting group will resume in Tacumshane Old School on Monday, September 9. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sewing group resumes on Thursday, September 12. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Kitty at 087 9233296.

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