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Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Clonard, Murrintown

Ballymore-Mayglass: Ballycogley Players - Some of our members were busy 'strutting their stuff' on the catwalk last Tuesday night in the Riverbank House Hotel at a fashion show in aid of Tomhaggard Social Centre and Tomhaggard Women's Shed.

Well done to Pauline, Grainne, Mary, Trish and Colm, who were like true pros. MC on the night was our own Mary Doyle, who did a fantastic job. Well done to all concerned in organising such a great night.

Killinick Project Receives Award

The Killinick Project were delighted to attend and receive an award in the Wexford County Council Environmental and Keep Wexford Beautiful Competition. This is an annual event organised by Wexford County Council where local voluntary groups and Tidy Towns committees are awarded for their work during the year. It is judged in July each year. The Killinick project received third place under the category of Best New Entry in the Keep Wexford Beautiful Awards.

The award was accepted by three committee members Patsy Egan, Joanne Fenelon and James Molloy chairperson of the the Killinick Project. James comments: 'We are so pleased to be among other community's who put so much effort into their town or village. It was wonderful to see pictures of Killinick up on big screens and it gives us great encouragement going forward'.

The Killinick project would like to thank Wexford County Council, Our local councillors, local business owners in the village of course the fantastic volunteers who take pride in helping us out with clean-ups. Anyone that wants to get involved in any small projects, feel free to message us on our Facebook page The Killinick project or call 086 3904644 for information on how you can help us with our plans for Killinick village and surrounds in 2020.

Thank You

A huge Thank you From the Tomhaggard Women's Shed and Social Centre to all who supported our Fashion show at the Riverbank House Hotel on Tuesday, November 12. The proceeds of which will go towards the upgrade of the Social Centre. Everyone enjoyed a glass of Prosecco while watching a fantastic array of style from local boutiques such as the clothes Line, Pamela Scotts, Charlys Company, Barnardos Bridal Wear and men's suit hire from Corcoran's menswear.

Thank you to all the local businesses who donated the wonderful raffle prizes, To all our models who looked stunning, to Liz Hogan makeup artist, Ballycogley Players for the lighting and music, and to Wexford Co. Co for the staging. Peter Mark for the hairstyles. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make it a great night out. Thank You to you all.

Ballycogley Hall

The Ballycogley Hall Committee were delighted with the large attendance at the newly renovated hall for the performance of the Ballycogley Players three one-act plays on November 9. It was great to have them back again, after an absence of 18 years, to the venue where they started 44 years ago. We were treated to a very entertaining night by the talented group. Congratulations to Con and Mary Doyle, who were honoured on the occasion by the Ballycogley Players for their years of involvement with the group since the beginning. The hall committee wishes to thank all the local volunteers who gave their time to help get the hall in order for the performance and those who helped with the tea etc.

We are looking forward to many more entertaining events in the hall in the future. Coming up in December we will have our family Jingle Jog on December 15.

Forever Fit continues on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. and pilates for the over-50s on Friday mornings at 11.30. For all queries and booking information please contact Sandra (087 7996938).

Tomhaggard Social Centre

The amount raised at the Fashion Show in the Riverbank House Hotel last Tuesday was €2,029. The committee and Women's Shed would like to thank everyone who made it such a success. The Clothes Line, Pamela Scotts, Charley's Company, Corcoran's Menswear and Barbados's Bridal businesses for supplying the clothes, volunteer Models, Liz Hogan Make-up, Peter Marks Hair Salon. Pamela Scotts sponsored the Door Prize and Tommy and staff of the Riverbank were a great help in setting up.

The Raffle Prizes were sponsored by Shinelle Hair Salon, Kelly's Hotel Rosslare, Clarine Cosmetics, Gainford Academy, Sheehan's Cash and Carry, Value Centre Cash and Carry, Meadows and Byrne, Sam McCauley's, Grants Pharmacy, catwalk supplied by Wexford Co Co, Sound and Lighting by Ballycogley Players. Thank you to everyone who attended and purchased tickets in support of the event. The funds raised are going towards upcoming development projects at the centre.

St Fintan's AGM

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 €5,200. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs and Orla Boggan shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 5, 10, 14 and 20..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.

Forever Fit

Forever Fit continues on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. Pilates class for over-50 men and women is on Friday mornings at 11.30 a.m. For all enquiries re bookings and availability please contact Sandra (087 7996938).

Seniors Christmas party

The Ballymore-Mayglass Seniors Christmas party will be held in the Coast Hotel, Rosslare on Sunday, December 1, at 2 p.m. Tickets will be distributed in the coming weeks.

Also tickets for the parish council Christmas Draw will be available. The draw will take place on December 15 in Ballymore. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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.


Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Bernard (Ber) Keane Muchstown Broadway, who sadly died during the recent past and whose remains were laid to rest in Ballymore cemetery following his funeral Mass in St Catherine's church Tacumshane. May he rest in peace.


The St Fintan's GAA Club have decided to run bingo sessions in Ballycogley hall on Sundays at 7.30 p.m. The first session will be held on November 24 and we ask that you come along to support the club, enjoy and evening of fun and take your chance on winning the jackpot or any of the many other valuable prizes. Check.

All Blacks AFC

This week's lucky winner of €230 in our split-the-pot draw is Mark Roche, congratulations Mark and thanks for supporting. The most recent draw took place in Coopers Inn on November 18. Entry is only €2 with envelopes available in many local businesses.

Massive congratulations to our under-14 girls Meave Kenny, Tara Cullen and Ashling Roche, who were part of the Presentation Wexford team that won the Leinster Final after six games today and now look forward to the all-Ireland finals. Well done girls - a massive achievement.

Well done to our under-12 girls who hosted Rosslare Rangers 'yellow'at home in region D on a cold night in Casey Park - so a big well done to both teams for putting on a great game. Our girls came away with great win with goals coming from Eva, Ava, Jolie, Hannah, Jessica, Ruby and Rayna. well done to all 12 girls involved.

Our under-9s eventually got their season started after a couple of weeks of bad weather and welcomed Bridge Rovers to Casey Park, where both teams put on a great performance of football for all. Well done to all nine of our Blacks girls involved.

Our under-16 first team travelled to Bunclody and came away with a point after 2-2 draw with a Kennedy Cullen getting on the score sheet and the other an OG. Well done all involved.

Our second under-16 team travelled to New Ross Town but unfortunately to home side proved to strong up front and won 6-1, with the Blacks goal coming from Aoibheann Rankin. Well done to all involved.

The ladies' team travelled to Enniscorthy to take on Ajax in the Division 3 league. The ladies went one up through a Natasha Martin but unfortunately the home side got two before half-time. The ladies piled on pressure but unfortunately could not get the equaliser in very tough game where we probably should have came away with a point even the win. Well done to all 13 ladies involved.

St Fintan's

For all our early morning walkers/runners. The community walking track lights now come on each morning at 6 a.m. till natural daylight. The track lights are on seven evenings a week from 5 p.m. till 9.45 p.m. Also for your information one lap is equal 575 metres or 0.575 kilometers or just over one third of a mile.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, November 13: winning numbers 7, 9, 16 and 27; no jackpot winner; 14 match-three winners receive €46 each: J. O'Connor; Dalton Johnston; Andrea Rath; Mark Goodison; Máire Goggin; Mary Whelan; John Doyle; Avarose Concar; Michael Leniston; Paula Quirke; Ann Ryan; Maura Brady; Gemma and Reetika, and WWMC. Jackpot for Wednesday, November 20, is €4,650. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or from any promoter. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter, please call to the parish office to have it arranged. Results available on clonardparish.ie or Facebook.

Church news

November Pious List: During the month of November, we remember and pray at all Masses in the parish for those who have died and are listed on our November (Pious) Lists of the Dead. We invite your family members to gather together to fill in the Pious List for your deceased loved ones. The ones you remember may be your own family members, or friends of your family, or others you know who may have no one to pray for them. Envelopes and Pious Lists are available either in the Main Church or the Porch outside the Day Chapel, they are also available in your weekly envelope box. Please return them to the sacristy or parish office as soon as possible. Pious Lists will be placed in remembrance by the Altar at all Masses. May their souls and the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace, amen.

Clonard Parish Remembrance Service: Thank you to all who attended the Clonard Parish Remembrance Service on Sunday, November 3. A special word of thanks, to all the volunteers who made the service such a special occasion in the life of the parish.

Life After Loss

Are you experiencing the pain of loss? Clonard Bereavement Support Group would like to offer you an opportunity to Explore the journey of grief and loss. Seek understanding and support. Help find new meaning in the face of such loss on the journey from heartbreak to hope. Date: Tuesday, November 26. Time: seven - 8.30 p.m. Venue: The Shamrock Room, Clonard Parish Centre. Further information please contact Clonard parish office at 053 9123672/087 1008759.


Our Sympathy and Prayers are offered to the family and friends of Sr. Josephine Carey and Pat Kavanagh, who died during the week.

Community Employment

Clonfab Limited have vacancies for a cleaner/caretaker and receptionist working for FAB Family Resource Centre. Applicants must be eligible for Community Employment. Eligibility can be checked at your local Intreo Office or Local Employment Service at Wexford Local Development. For further details contact Joseph Ryan at 053 9147782 or email clonfab@gmail.com. Closing date for applications is the November 22.

Christmas Fair

The Clonard Christmas Fair is on December 7 and 8. We are looking for unwanted gifts for the Wheel Of Fortune, books for the book stall and bric-à-brac in good condition for the Christmas fair, no broken items please. If you have items, you would like to donate please drop them off in the community centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sue Ryder Charity Shop

Henrietta Street, Wexford. We need badly needed donations for our shop. We require winter stock such as long coats, jackets, shirts, jumpers, cardigans, shoes, boots, etc. Also, children's wear, boots, shoes and we recycle clothes. Our money goes to look after elderly people. We need your support, please help our charity. We are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thank you for your help and support.

St Peter's Past Pupils

Mass will be celebrated for deceased past pupils and staff in the College Chapel on Wednesday, November 20, at 8 p.m. Past pupils and family members of the deceased are cordially invited to attend. Refreshments will be served in the college immediately following Mass. For further information please contact Declan Cloney, president St Peter's College PPU at 086 8088678 or David Power PRO PPU 087 7971077.

Table quiz

All are welcome to a table quiz in aid of the Rainbow Unit (For Children on the Autism Spectrum), Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts, on Thursday, November 28, in the Riverbank House Hotel at 8.30 p.m. Table of four €40. Quiz Master Trevor Doocey 086 8140124.

Wexford Town ICA

Ladies, this month's meeting will happen on Thursday, November 21, at 7.30 p.m. in Coolcotts Community Centre, the competition is a masquerade mask.


Murrintown Community Centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 p.m. Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for Bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

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

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

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

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

IRISH DANCING - Sullivan Academy of Irish dancing in Murrintown Community Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Sarah at 087 7863165.

FOREVER FIT - Dancefit Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. Pay as you go €10. Classes also held in Piercestown Scout Hall. Ongoing every week since 2010 please call Amanda Burke at 087 9713339 or just come along.

Murrintown Community Centre also has facilities for squash, badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.

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.

CE WORKER VACANCY - We are currently looking to hire a CE Worker for Murrintown Community Centre. For more information please contact Colette Kennedy (CE supervisor) at 051 563038 or email southeastcom@gmail.com.

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