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Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Kilmore, Murrintown, Tagoat


Murrintown National School pupil Noah Davidson who was confirmed by Fr Aodhan Marken in Murrintown Church, with his parents Tony and Suzanne and brothers Caleb and Jonas

Murrintown National School pupil Noah Davidson who was confirmed by Fr Aodhan Marken in Murrintown Church, with his parents Tony and Suzanne and brothers Caleb and Jonas

Murrintown National School pupil Noah Davidson who was confirmed by Fr Aodhan Marken in Murrintown Church, with his parents Tony and Suzanne and brothers Caleb and Jonas

Ballymore-Mayglass: Mayglass Aldi Play Rugby update. Many thanks to all of the parents, children extended families and people of the parish who have helped us to collect our Aldi Play Rugby stickers.

We have exceeded all expectations in our quest for sticker collection. We are now starting to fill our FIFTH poster of 300 stickers which for a school our size is phenomenal, well done Ballymore-Mayglass parish.

The more we enter, the more chances we have of winning the super first prize of €50,000. So keep the stickers coming for the month of March and let's enter as often as we can. The competition runs till April 7 For our efforts so far we will receive a new kit bag, a set of four rugby balls, bibs and a set of drink bottles which will all go to good use.

As a little maths challenge, see can you calculate how much we have spent in Aldi so far. Each sticker is worth €30. Each poster holds 300 stickers. So far we have completed four posters. You do the maths. Many thanks for your continued support.

Easter Walk/Egg Hunt

Mark it in the diary: Easter Sunday morning there will be a fundraising fun walk/run in St Fintan's Clubgrounds at 11 a.m. followed by a fun Easter Egg Hunt for all the children. More details to follow closer to the date.

Model County Tickets

CLG Loch Garman Club and county draw 2019 tickets, better known as Model County tickets, are now available to buy through St Fintan's GAA Club. Draw dates are May 1, May 29 and June 26.

Each months draw will have a top prize of a new car to the value of €16,000 with another 49 prizes each month ranging from Pettitt's SuperValu voucher of €1,500 and €750, Top Oil Voucher, Glen Fuel voucher, hotel vouchers, Monart Spa voucher and various cash prizes. Tickets are €50 for the three draws which can be paid in one payment or three monthly payments of €20, €20 and €10.

Ticket sellers will be out and about in the coming weeks and your support as ever is very much appreciated. These tickets provide a vital annual income for your local GAA Club and this year more than ever with so much significant club developments under way.

The Killinick Project

The Killinick Project in association with Kiely's Centra are distributing a short community survey. We feel it is important moving forward to get the views and input from our local community.

The survey will be available in all the local businesses in Killinick and will also be distributed to your home locally via your letter box. All the completed survey forms are required to be returned to a designated Survey Box in Kielys Centra before April 1. The prospect of several grant receipts and other funding through Wexford County Council and other agencies in association with our local councillor's makes it is imperative that we know what is required by our community in order to grow, improve and enhance the village. We would like to thank Kiely's Centra and look forward to receiving your suggestions and views.

Ballycogley Players

Rehearsals for our full length production 'Same Old Moon' are coming along very well and director Breda Hayes is very happy with how things are progressing. This play is the life of Brenda Barnes and her story as a young nine-year-old girl right through to her forties. As we accompany her through her life we witness many challenges she faces including having a short - tempered mother and a father who is his worst enemy.

Performance dates are as follows: Sunday, April 7, St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea; Friday, April 12, Our Lady's Island Community Centre; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 18, to April 20 National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets for our nights in both Fethard and Our Lady's Island will at the door on the night (€10) and bookings for our nights in the National Opera House are available by booking online nationaloperahouse.ie or by phoning the box office 053 9122144. We look forward to your support.

All Blacks AFC

Easter Soccer Camp is taking place Wednesday the 17th, Thursday the 18th and Friday, April 19, over the school holidays. Please contact Brendan Corish directly to book your place at 086 7392306 the cost is just €30.


The jackpot now stands at €3,200. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 8, 11, 13 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.

Tús Worker

The St Fintan's GAA Club contract with its Tús worker expired on March 22 and the club is seeking a replacement. The position is advertised and anyone interested must be on the live register for over a year and should you need further information please contact the clubs secretary Sharon Pettit at 086 1787498.

100 years Young

Ballymore man Paddy Wright celebrated another milestone in his lifetime when he was joined with his family and friends at a buffet in the Farmers Kitchen to celebrate 100th birthday.

The main table was suitably dressed for the occasion with a centre piece of a cake with a beet on top an IFA around its circumference. Jamsie Wallace was the main speaker and he read out the letter from the president and officially presented Paddy with his cheque while his son Des spoke on behalf of the family.

Paddy began his working life as a builder with his brother Davy and built houses for the county Council and a number of dispensaries as they were called back in those days before going to Kildare to manage a farm but Ballymore and St Fintan's were always in his heart. Paddy duly returned to purchase a farm of land which he worked for the remainder of his working life.

Paddy met the love of his life Nell Redmond whom he married and were 72 years married at the time of her untimely death some four years ago. Together they brought 10 children into the world but sadly Noel died at eighteen and they also lost a daughter at birth.

Both Nell and Paddy were great GAA supporters with a particular interest in the St Fintan's club and were also great Manchester United supporters on the soccer front. In an era when people are having hip replacements and knee joint surgery Paddy was able to do all this without any of these spare parts and perhaps his Sunday evening drinks in Tony Boggans and then Larkins kept him lubricated.

The music for the occasion was provided by Nick Kinsella and not to be out done Paddy sang three songs one of which was a duet with his granddaughter Katie. Happy birthday Paddy and here's to the next 100.

Local News

Congratulations to Biddy Goldsmith and Mark Finn, who got engaged during the recent past. Congratulations to two members of the Wexford Special Olympic club Lisa Redmond, who won two gold, a silver and a bronze and Emma Barrett, who won Gold at the World games in Abu Dhabi.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Ann (Nancy) O'Neill Harpoonstown, who sadly died during the recent past. Nancy was always a great supporter of the bingo in Ballycogley hall. May she rest in peace.


Defibrillator in Tomhaggard

A defibrillator has been purchased, with the aid of Co Co LCDC Grant, for Tomhaggard. It will be positioned on exterior wall of the Social Centre. Can anyone interested in being trained on the use of the Defibrillator contact Breda at 087 6858480 so that Courses can be arranged. Local Contact volunteers from Tomhaggard also needed.

Kilmore camogie club

Our Spring Clothes Collection will take place on Saturday, March 30, from 9.30 a.m. till 12.15 p.m. Your continued support for this fundraiser would be greatly appreciated.


The death of the very well known and popular woman Mrs Nancy O'Neill, Mulrankin took place last week. Sincere sympathy to all her family and friends on their great loss.

Well Done

Congratulations and well done to Lisa Redmond, Tomhaggard, who came home with a gold, silver, and bronze medals while representing Ireland in the Special Olympics last week. This was a great achievement well done again Lisa you have made your parents and family and all of us very proud of you.


The parish of Kilmore were shocked to hear of the death of the very popular Fr Kennedy, who passed away recently. Fr Kennedy spent many years of his life in Kilmore Quay and sympathy goes out to his family and friends on the loss of a lovely man.

Social Evening

A reminder to all of the Kilmore Scope social evening on next Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in the AOH hall. The evening will have a mix of events with music, singing, storytelling, recitations and such like. Support appreciated.

Scope AGM

A reminder of the Kilmore Scope's annual general meeting on Wednesday, March 27, at 2.15 p.m. in the AOH hall - please note time of meeting. We would appreciate a good turnout for this event and would welcome new members to help in the continued success of the Information Centre and the new IT centre which is close to being launched.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore ARA members will take to the walking trails in the coming week with a walk arranged for Edenvale on Wednesday, March 27. We meet in Kilmore car park at 10.30 a.m., and there will be coffee afterwards.

There is bowls as usual on Tuesday the 26th in the Stella Maris Centre 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

We held our Spring lunch in Marry Barry's on Wednesday the 20th, great food and service followed by fun table quiz. The winning team consisted of Tom Dunne, Des Behan and Séamus Byrne. It was a really enjoyable afternoon.



The winner in the last draw was Mark Ennis, winning €650. Mark bought his lucky ticket in the coffee shop, Henrietta Street. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

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 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 - 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.

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.


Ladies' night

This Thursday is ladies' night. The most glamourous event of the year is here, make your way to the Coast Rosslare Strand Hotel for 7 p.m. for a fabulous night of pampering and shopping. Take advantage of the great offers from our stall holders, avail of a beauty treatment or find what the future holds for you from our Tarot or Angel Card readers.

It's the one night of the year that can't be missed. Tickets from St Mary's Day Centre or on the night for only €7. (Bring you mother for Mothers day as a treat)

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