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Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Bannow-Ballymitty, Rathangan-Cleariestown

Ballymore-Mayglass: National Club Draw - National GAA Club draw tickets are currently on sale from all St Fintan's club players.

Tickets are €10 with all money directly staying in the club. Top prizes of a new car, travel vouchers, all-Ireland hurling and football packages and many more. Get yours today.

Club membership 2020

St Fintan's club membership is now open for 2020. Non-playing membership is €30 which allows you full access to all club facilities and club texts etc. Club membership can be paid to club secretary Sharon Pettit. Any new players in the parish wishing to play for the season ahead can also contact Sharon at 086 1787498.

Ballycogley Bingo

Ballycogley Bingo each Sunday night in Ballycogley community hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. with first game at 6.30 p.m. Single book - 10 games with one free jackpot sheet €10. Double book - 10 games with two free jackpots sheets €15. NEW - Kids book €5 with one free jackpot sheet. High/low and spin the wheel on the night also. Jackpot at time of print currently stands at €325. Heated hall with ample car parking.

Operation Transformation community walks

St Fintan's GAA Club are taking part in the 'Ireland Lights Up' walking initiative in partnership with the GAA and Operation Transformation. The club will host a community walking group two nights a week during the broadcast period of the hit RTÉ show. The walks will take place 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday night for the eight-week period. Participants in the community walks will need to sign in each night before walking. Come along and join in.

Women's Shed

The Tomhaggard Women's Shed celebrated the start of 2020 in style with a lovely lunch at Meyler Millhouse Restaurant Tacumshane.

As always we start the year off with lunch on Nollaig na Mban catching up after the Christmas break and planning the year ahead. It promises to be another year of fun for the women as we are so lucky to have such a wonderful group. In 2019 the membership raised to 48 and still new members coming in.

Our door is open to everyone on Monday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Groups such as ours as ours are so important to the well being and mental health of women especially in rural areas and we would encourage and indeed help any community interested in setting up such a group.

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

All activities resume at the Social Centre this week. Monday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Shed, 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Kundali Yoga. Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art, Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs, Scouts, Ventures. Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing, Saturday 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Beavers. Drama - Mon, Tues, Thursday 8 p.m.

Ballycogley Players

The group is busy rehearsing and preparing for their upcoming performances in the Jerome Hynes Theatre February 14 to February 16 and on the Drama Circuit with their festival play Dreamland by Jim Nolan. The group would like to extend their sympathy to member Trish Boyce on the tragic loss of her uncle Joe Sinnott. They would also like to send good wishes to Con Doyle, who is unwell at the moment.

All Blacks AFC

Congratulations to this week's split-the-pot winner Betty Murphy, who scoops €275. Next week's draw takes place in Greenacres on January 13. Please support our weekly draw as it helps raise invaluable funds for the club.

The schools girls and ladies had a great start to the new year with all teams coming away winners in first games after the Christmas break.

The New year started with our under-11 girls welcoming neighbours Kilmore to big barn. Both teams put on brilliant display for all to see. well done all involved.

Next up our second under-14 team welcomed St Leonards to big barn and after a sluggish start by both teams - great football was played and All Blacks came away with their first three points of the season winning 4-1, with goals from Ava Wallace (2), Saoirse Crosbie and penalty from Jess Cloney - well done all involved.

Our ladies travelled to Cushinstown and came away with three points beating the home side 2-1, with goals from Emma Roche and Melissa Crowley - well done to all 15 involved this morning.

Great 3-1 win for the A team v Rathnure. Three quality goals two from Shane Cassidy and Niall Moore. Well done men, great team performance.


The jackpot now stands at €3,600. There is also a match-three prize of €200 each week and Mary Kelly, Wally Kelly and Amy Rowe shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn were 3, 21, 25 and 27.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.

Ballycogley Hall

Forever Fit class each Wed. night at 7.30 and pilates for over-50s on Friday mornings at 11.30. The bingo continues each Sunday evening and please note the new start time of 6.30 p.m. For queries and information re hall availability and bookings please contact Sandra (087 7996938).

Underage Level

The performances of St Fintan's players at underage level during the past year in both hurling and football gave a clear indication that the future looks bright for the adult teams in the years to come. The closest the lads came to claiming silverwear was when the under-20 hurling team was beaten by Askamore in the Greenstar Roinn one championship final.

Seana Ghael

National GAA president John Horan paid an official visit to Wexford on Sunday last when he was a guest of honour at the annual Coiste Na Sheana Ghael awards presentation in the Ferrycarrig Hotel. At the function Billy Codd of the St Fintan's GAA Club recieved a framed scroll for his dedication to the association over many years.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Eleanor Hickey of Mayglass and Rosslare Harbour, who sadly passed away on Stephens day last. Her remains were laid to rest in Kilrane cemetery following her funeral Mass in St Fintan's church Mayglass. May she rest in peace.

On the Playing Fields

Though they may have got the spelling of his name wrong this did not deter St Fintan's man Jim Rossitter from giving a sterling display with the Wexford senior football team when it took on Offaly in a Bord Na Mona O'Byrne cup group three round three game in faithful Fields Kilcormac.

The St Fintan's GAA Club was also soundly represented on the Wexford under-20 football team when it was soundly beaten by Carlow in the first round of the Andrew Corden Cup. Shane Pettit was the scorer in chief when he notched up half the teams total score and his overall display bodes well for his future. Keep up the good work lads.

Sewing classes

Beginners sewing class 1 will be held in Tomhaggard social centre beginning on Thursday, January 23, and finishing on February 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The courses will be limited to eight students with a fee of €75 and the payment and enrolment for the course will take place on January 14 at Tomhaggard social centre postcode Y35D527 from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. or payment may be made by paypal and your payment secures your place on the course.

Beginners' class 2 will begin on Monday, January 27, and will be completed on February 17 from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. For further information please contact Angela at 087 2840272 or email angelasquillos@gmail.com. Requirements: 1) a working sewing machine, 2) a sharp scissors 3) pins 4) good quality thread (such as Guttermann) 5) bobbins to suit your machine 6) tape measure ans 7) a stitch ripper.

Lagoons public meeting

A public meeting on lagoons in Co Wexford will take place in the community centre, Our Lady's Island on January 14 at 7.30 p.m.

The meeting will address water quality issues in the Wexford Lagoons Catchment and follows on from consultation on the draft River Basin Management Plan in 2017.

The Local Authority Waters Programme will be undertaking work gain a better understanding of what is happening in the Wexford Lagoons Priority Area for Action. Information on plans for this area will be made available at the public meeting.

This is a new approach to water quality management in Ireland. Come along to the meeting and hear how you too can get involved.

There will be refreshments afterwards. Further info onwatersandcommunities.ie.


Sad passing

Deepest sympathy to the family of James McGrath, Knocktarton, Ballymitty, who sadly passed away last Wednesday, January 6, Jim is survived by his children Ann, Ella, Pat, Ger, Mary, Sarah, Pauleen, Kenneth and the late Mairead, brother of the late Laurence, Maureen and Eamon.

James reposed at Ryan's funeral parlour on Friday with removal at 7 p.m. to St Peter's Church Ballymitty and funeral Mass was on Saturday at midday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

GAA News

Lotto numbers for the first draw of 2020 were 11, 20, 21 and 26. Jackpot stays at €14,000 while the reserve pot is rising to €5,300. Congratulations to the match-three winners, Pat Nacey the Willows, Brendan c/o Pub and Pat Nacey c/o Pub. Many thanks to all who continue to support the club.

The First Club Development and Planning meeting will take place on Sunday, January 19at 7.3p in the meeting room at the complex. This meeting is the first step in a vital process for the future of Our Club. We are asking that everyone make an effort to attend and in some advance put some thought into what you would see as important in the following areas. Club Structure and administration, Finance, Fundraising and Facilities Development of the club. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Corach Ramblers

The under-14 girls started off the year with a great 1-0 win against Tombrack Utd. Another Sarah Bennett goal sealed the win but a great team performance ensured the opposition didn't get a chance to draw.

The ladies also had a great 1-0 win v Adamstown to open up a small gap at the top of the table. Niamh Millar scored a crucial penalty to take the points home.

Both men's sides bowed out of the Wexford cup on differing scorelines. The B sides bowed out to a stronger team - Enniscorthy Town - but the A side were left with a series of 'what ifs' after two missed penalties saw them lose to Rosbercon. Despite Consie scoring they just couldn't bridge that gap.

Finally, Sharon Sinnott was the lucky winner of €725 in our weekly split-the-pot draw. Thanks to you all yet again.

Danescastle National School

Application forms for enrolment in Danescastle NS September 2020are currently available from the school secretary. These forms are also available from the Play School and Montessori. Those wishing to enrol a child should return form on or before January 31.

Historical Society

Next atlk is on Saturday, January 25, at 2.30 p.m. in Colfer's Pub, Carrig-on-Bannow. Speaker: Brendan Hayes. Topic: Carrig-on Bannow, from Duff's Turn to the Cross of Carrig'.

Social dancing

social dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, January 16, by Bandit, January 23 by Richie Halpin, January 30 by the Wicklow Man and February 6 by Hogan and Kenny. All proceeds in aid of the handball new build.

Dancing in Carrig

The next dance in Carrig Community Centre will take place on January 17 with music by Michelle Murphy.

Grantstown news

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday the 14th: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 15th: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Thursday the 16th: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 20th: Group Physio with Mairead. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday the 14th: Imagination Gym/Pongo in the morning and Cards/Table Quiz in the afternoon. Wednesday the 15th: Pongo/Sonas in the morning and music with Nicky Furlong in the afternoon. Thursday the 16th: Yoga with Julie/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Monday the 20th: Physio with Mairead/Baking with Ger/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. You can find out all about Grantstown on our website: grantstowncommunityvillage.ie.

Bingo Night

Come along to Grantstown Daycare Centre for the Bingo Night every Wednesday commencing at 8 p.m. Books cost: €10 Double, €5 Single, €2 Baby. Snowball sheet €1. Have a bit of fun with Mary and the gang and a cup of tea or coffee with cake.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was No jackpot winner this week. There was three match-three winners. The winning numbers were 3, 21, 25 and 27. The match-three winner's were Mary Kelly, Wally Kelly and Amy Rowe. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, January 14, and the jackpot now stands at €3,600.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Paddy 'Ho Ho' winning €143. Next draw will take place on Thursday, January 16, in Stafford's. Thank you for your support.

Parent and Toddler Group

We meet every second Wednesday starting January 22 at 10 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. Upstairs in Rathangan Hall €3 per family all welcome.


Rathangan Variety Group presents the ultimate feelgood 60's Musical/Show 'HAIRSPRAY' Rathangan Hall 19th February 22 at 8 p.m. Bookings or enquires call 087 0909541. Adults €15 Children €12 (up to 12 years) Based upon the New Line Cinema Film written and directed by John Waters. Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music by Marc Shaiman. Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman.

Southeast Country Music Festival

Southeast Country Music Festival tickets which will be held on Sunday, July 26, at Killag, Co. Wexford. Tickets are now on sale from the following outlets Murphy's Daybreak, Mace Kilmore quay, Billy Doyle's footwear Wexford and Enniscorthy, Rathangan Hall, Fr Kevin Cahill Rathangan, Odlums Shop Baldwinstown and southeast festival committee members. Ticket prices are €25 each. Children under-14 are free accompanied by an adult. Full Bar and Food service, Dance Floor, free on-site parking provided. Bands featuring Mike Denver and band, Gerry Guthrie, Olivia Douglas, Lee Mathews, Patrick Feeney supported by the Conquerors. Hope to see you there.

School enrolment

Enrolment forms for St Anne's NS Rathangan, September 2020 are now available from the school office please contact Jenny at 051 563167. Please return all forms before Friday, March 6.

St Vincent de Paul

A huge thank you to everyone both collectors and donators for your generosity to the St Vincent de Paul church gate collections in December. Your kindness spreads far and wide.

Athletic Club

Athletic Club Celebration will be held in Rathangan Bar on Friday, January 24, at 8.30 p.m. Celebrating years of success. More details to follow.


We extend sympathy to Ken Williamson, Ambrosetown on the sad passing of his partner Michelle Fletcher recently. May she rest in peace.

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