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Paul Smythe, Clodagh Dunleavy Smyth and Doreen Ryan at the Wexford Music Club open chair night in Mackens Bar

Paul Smythe, Clodagh Dunleavy Smyth and Doreen Ryan at the Wexford Music Club open chair night in Mackens Bar

Paul Smythe, Clodagh Dunleavy Smyth and Doreen Ryan at the Wexford Music Club open chair night in Mackens Bar

Ballymore-Mayglass: Watercolor Painting Class - Are you interested in learning to paint or improving your skills? Classes in Tomhaggard Social Centre Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm and Murrintown Thursdays 7pm to 9pm.

Small Class size. For details contact Maria Murphy 086 3848364.

Ballycogley Players

Rehearsals for this year's drama circuit production, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan are going from strength to strength and with only a few weeks to go to our debut with this wonderful play, its time to book your tickets. Our pre-circuit performances will take place from February 14 to February 16 in the National Opera House, bookings online nationaloperahouse.ie or by calling the box office 053 9122144. We look forward to your support folks.

GAA Club membership

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 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.

Lotto

The jackpot now stands at €3,800. There is also a match-three prize of €200 each week with the following numbers drawn were 15, 19, 29 and 33. 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).

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.

All Blacks AFC

Congratulations to this week's winner of our split-the-pot-Maura Flynn, who scoops €230. Next draw in Bridies Bar January 20. Any Men over 35 interested in playing Friday nights on the astro 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a bit of fun please contact Aidan at 086 8730943. Hoping to make this a weekly slot but important to contact Aidan with your name and contact number.

Our under-12 girls had an early start heading to corach for 10 kick off, thankfully avoided the rain on very windy morning and booked their place in the premier division beating the home side 5-0 with goals from Jolie (3) and Ava (2) and winning five out of five games in region. girls will know the other teams in the division in next couple of weeks, well done to all 10 who travelled yesterday morning.

Back to big barn where are under-16 girls welcomed seaview to Casey park and took all three points in the premier division winning 2-1, with goals from Ashling and Katie.

Next up our second under-16 team welcomed bree to Casey park and came away with the points in a cold and very windy big barn winning 5-0, with Aoibheann (4) and Sinéad finding the net, well done to both teams especially as both where short some of their regular players due to other commitments.

The women travelled to Enniscorthy Utd this morning and took home all three points with a 13-0 victory against the home side well done all 13 involved this morning... goals from Eleanor (4), Rachel (2), Melissa (2), Natasha (3) and Emma (2). The Men's A team marched into the second round of the Billy Brown Cup with an emphatic 7-1 win over Kiltealy at Casey Park. Goals from Adam Devereaux, Darren Naughton, David Moore and four goals from Dot Moore gave the lads the win. Well done men and roll on the next round.

Schools Senior Hurling

St Fintan's man Jack O'Leary was a member of the St Peter's college team when it took on St Kieran's (Kilkenny) in the Top Oil Leinster schools senior hurling A championship during the recent past. Though beaten Jack in the full back position more than held his own. The St Fintan's club sends its best wishes to Rathgarogue/Cushionstown junior football team when it takes on Na Gaeil of Kerry on Saturday next in the all-Ireland club final and in doing so became the first Wexford club football team to qualify for an all-Ireland final and the third Wexford team to play club football in Croke park. St fintan's was the second club back in 1980 a journey the players and supporters will never forget.

Crossabeg

Youth Club

Due to no committee being elected for this year, Crossabeg Youth Club is now closed. If anyone is interested in starting it up again, please contact Mark Carley at 053 9123262 or fdysyouthclubs@fdys.ie. You do not have to have a child attending the youth club to get involved, as anyone interested in volunteering is most welcome. Garda vetting and child protection course essential, so contact FDYS for details.

St Killian's AC news

St Killian's AC indoor athletic training takes place at Crossabeg national school every Monday night from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. for the older group. On Thursday evening, the younger group train from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m and the older group from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m New members are most welcome. Anyone wishing to supervise should contact a member of the committee. All need to be Garda Vetted as per Child Protection regulations.

Registration fees are now due and it is necessary that all who are training must be covered by insurance. Forms are available at the weekly sessions, and parents can also pay online.

The Leinster Indoors take place on February 1 and two in Athlone. Athletes from under-12 to under-19 can compete. If interested please ask for details at training. The Co. Wexford Schools Cross Country takes place in Adamstown on Thursday, January 23, and on Thursday, January 30, the South Leinster Schools Cross Country takes place at the Hurling Club in Carlow town.

Athletic Awards

Congratulations to St Killian's Jack Forde and Emma McCarthy, recent winners of the Mr Oil 'Athlete of the Month' awards. The club is very proud of both of your achievements. Keep up the good work.

Drama production

Bridge Drama Group will present 'Men Should Weep' by Ena Lamont Stewart, which is being directed by Trish Doyle in the National Opera House from January 29 to January 31 inclusive, nightly at 8 p.m. Tickets at €15 and €12 are available from nationaloperahouse.ie or by contacting 053 9122144. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Kilmore

Public meeting

A public meeting will be held in the Stella Maris centre on Tuesday, January 21, at 8 p.m. to discuss the proposed extension to the Stella Maris Centre and the building of a car park. As funding deadline drawdown is imminent, this is the opportunity to contribute to the discussion on the proposed development. Your attendance is encouraged and welcome as we are seeking all community input on this important decision.

Ladies' football

Kilmore ladies' football club Agm will take place Next Friday, January 24, at 8 p.m. in GAA meeting rooms. We invited players, parents and anyone who would like to get involved in the club. Please come along and ensure the future of ladies' football in Kilmore, new members and committee member welcome.

Camogie

Registration for this season will be on Friday, January 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fees will remain the same as last year: under-eights €20, under-10 to under-18 €40 (discounted price of €35 for second family member registered), Over 18 €60, committee members, coaches, mentors €20. We look forward to a great year of camogie for all involved.

Ballycogley Players

Rehearsals for this year's drama circuit production, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan are going from strength to strength and with only a few weeks to go to our debut with this wonderful play, its time to book your tickets.

Our pre-circuit performances will take place from February 14 to February 16 in the National Opera House, bookings online nationaloperahouse.ie or by calling the box office 053 9122144. We look forward to your support folks.

Sewing classes

Sewing Classes at Tomhaggard Social Centre. Beginners Level 1. Thursday, January 23, to February 13 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Four two hourly classes. Course costs €75.

Beginners Level 2. Monday, January 27, to February 17 7.30 to 9.30 Four two hourly classes. Course costs €75.

To book a place on the course and for more information contact Angela on 087 2840272.

Watercolor Painting class

Are you interested in learning to paint or improving your skills? Classes are ongoing in Tomhaggard Social Centre Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Murrintown Thursdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Small Class size. For details contact Maria Murphy on 086 3848364.

ICA Guild

Kilmore Quay ICA sewing classes will resume next Wednesday, January 22, in Stella Maria Centre from two to 4.30 all members or any new members who would like to join are most welcome.

Meals on Wheels

We at the AOH Hall, Bridgetown are seeking voluntary drivers to deliver the meals on wheels dinners especially in the Bridgetown, Mulrankin, Baldwinstown and surrounding areas. Please ring 053 9175523 or 087 9731471. The office is open in Bridgetown Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or alternatively you can email bicinfo18@gmail.com.

If anyone in the Bridgetown, Mulrankin, Baldwinstown and surrounding areas would like to avail of the Meals On Wheels service, can you please contact the AOH Hall, Bridgetown at 053 9175523 or 087 9731471, The office is open from Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are more than happy to arrange for this service for you.

Bridgetown Information and IT Centre

We have enquiries regarding the Agri online and Getting Citizens online Computer courses, we are planning on starting courses in the New Year, we have spaces available, if you wish to enrol please contact us at 053 9175523 or email bicinfo18@gmail.com. The office is open Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members of the community are welcome to call in any time for a chat and a cuppa, our door is open. If there is any services or activities the community would like to see commencing such as exercise classes, dancing, children's parties etc. please let us know as we now have the new floor completed and can accommodate such activities.

The AOH Hall is the community centre for the Bridgetown area, and is open for anyone to come in for a chat, a cuppa or just for a bit of company throughout the day. We would be delighted to see you. If there is any service you would like to see in your area, please let us know and we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.

Kilmore AC

LEINSTER MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY - Jackie Carthy travelled to Gowran today for the Leinster Masters Cross Country Championships, with high hopes of putting in another strong performance in the 4k race. Jackie ran very strongly throughout to finish in sixth overall and was the winner of the O45 category. Another great win for Jackie.

GOOD LUCK - Next weekend is the Mr Oil County Masters Cross County Championships. Adamstown AC will play host to the race. Good luck to our members running.

COUCH TO 5K - This is now back every Monday at 7 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds. Perfect to kick start the New Year. All adults welcome to come along, improve their fitness with the ultimate aim of running 5k.

TRAINING - Younger Juveniles training on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6.30 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds. Older juveniles and seniors also starting at 6.30 p.m. now. Training every Saturday morning at 10 a.m., on the track in Enniscorthy. New members, aged seven in year of competition always welcome, contact Mary at 087 7564888.

40th birthday

Congratulations to Louise Power, Knocknoran and Eugene Kehoe, Ballask, who celebrated the big four-o recently.

Active Retirement news

Reminder: Kilmore Active Retirement Association re-fixed annual general meeting is being held on Thursday, January 23, at 2 p.m. in Mary Barry's.

All interested are welcome to attend.

ARA Bowls

Bowls practice on Tuesday night as usual in the Stella Maris Centre at 7 p.m. There will be a county league game between Kilmore Seals and New Ross Beta on Wednesday the 22nd at 2 p.m. also in the SMC. If the Slaney Pride (Enniscorthy) team can come down on the 22nd for their game with Kilmore Gulls then that game will be at 1 p.m. and the New Ross game will be at 2.30 p.m.

As we won't have confirmation of this fixture till Saturday which is too late for these notes, please look at our Facebook page for confirmation of the exact details of the fixture.

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