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Mayglass National School pupil Ronan Murray on the occasion of his Confirmation in Ballymore Church, with Bishop Denis Brennan, his parents Stephen and Maura and sister Olivia

Mayglass National School pupil Ronan Murray on the occasion of his Confirmation in Ballymore Church, with Bishop Denis Brennan, his parents Stephen and Maura and sister Olivia

Mayglass National School pupil Ronan Murray on the occasion of his Confirmation in Ballymore Church, with Bishop Denis Brennan, his parents Stephen and Maura and sister Olivia

Ballymore-Mayglass: COIN COLLECTION - All households will be contacted in the near future, hoping to collect coins to help the re-build of the stage area in our community hall in Ballycogley. All coins appreciated from 1cent up. The coins will be collected or alternatively can be dropped to the Half Way or Bolgers in Ballycogley or the Merry Elf in Killinick. Why not use the opportunity as part of the annual spring clean.

Lotto

The jackpot now stands at €4,200. There is also a match-three prize of €200 each week. 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.

Win a pallet of coal

St Fintan's GAA Club players are currently running a fundraising raffle for a pallet of coal. A wonderful prize to have delivered to the door. This fundraiser will assist with running costs for both the Intermediate Football and junior hurling teams 2020. Tickets on sale locally and from any of the club players. The All County leagues are due to commence in early March with Round one Championships scheduled for the end March. Book of three tickets just €5, your support would be greatly appreciated.

Ballycogley Hall

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

Fun Run

Please keep May 4 free for the sixth annual Mayglass fun run with the proceeds going in aid of St Fintan's National School.

St Fintan's

The St Fintan's intermediate football team got its EBS All County league div.2 campaign off in the best possible way when it travelled to Ballindaggin to take on Duffry Rovers and returned home having gained a 2-06 to 1-06 victory. The hurling team had a home fixture when it took on Rathgarogue/Cushionstown in an EEW All County league div.5 game on Sunday last. The under-17 football team had a good victory over neighbours St Martin's in the Wexford People roinn one south championship on a scoreline of 3-09 to 1-06. The under-17 hurling team travelled to Ballymurn on Sunday last to take on Rathgarogue/Cushionstown in the Wexford people roinn one south championship.

Bereavement

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Seán O'Driscoll Grange Kilmore, who sadly died during the past week and his funeral Mass was held in St ann and St James church Tomhaggard. May he rest in peace.

Congratulations

Congratulations to young Killinick lady Aoife Reece, who was named a Leinster finalist in the Irelands young film maker of the year competition with her short film 'Dear Naomi'. The films in this the 24th annual Fresh International film festival willed be screened in Limerick from March 23 - 28th. The best of good luck Aoife.

Awards Night

The Riverbank Hotel was the venue when the Wexford district held its annual GAA awards presentation night. These awards are presented to the person chosen by each club in the district as its club person of the year. The person chosen by St Fintan's club was Martin Fanning as a small reward for his contribution on the playing fields in both hurling and football during the glory years and now is a hard worker and fundraiser as the club seeks to further upgrade its clubhouse and grounds. At the presentation Martin was joined by family members and former teammates. Well done Martin on a richly deserved award.

Hannah's New York performance

Hannah Miller from Fuddletown, Mayglass was joined by eight members of her family when she took her musical talents to Carnegie Hall in New York city. Hannah is to be congratulated for playing the lead French Horn with Juilliard orchestra and for playing a solo role in front of the orchestra. Hannah hopes to return home to her family farm in Fuddletown in August when she hopes to set up a classical music festival. A music festival in Mayglass will be something to behold.

The Killinick Project

The annual big village clean-up will continue for the next five consecutive Saturdays including Saturday, April 18, between midday and 2 p.m. We welcome all volunteers that can help and we will meet at the Merry Elf carpark. Children under-12 must be accompanied by a parent. Everyone that comes along to help will be entered into a free draw for a large Easter egg. The work will involved cleaning up, cutting back areas, re painting and putting in new trees. We will provide all utensils for the work. Keep our village and community clean.

Ballycogley Bingo

In line with government directives and in an effort to protect the health of our patrons and wider community in response to the Covid 19 outbreak Ballycogley bingo will be suspended for the next four weeks and will return with an 'Easter Eggtravaganza' on Good Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing everyone fit and well on Friday, April 10.

Amateur Drama

The ADCI announced the cancellation of the 20.20 a.m. ateur drama festival circuit on Thursday last. This decision is taken based on safety and on guidelines from the government and the health service recently issued. We are sorry that the covid 19 virus has brought us to this situation but in the national interest and to play our part we are taking this action. Please take care of yourself during this unprecedented event.

All Blacks AFC

The Football Association of Ireland has announced the cessation of all football under its jurisdiction till March 29 inclusive, and with immediate effect following directives from Government, the Department of health and UEFA.

The club was saddened to learn of the sad passing of Seán O'Driscoll. Seán served the club for decades as a player, manager, chairman and friend. He was also a current trustee of the club. Seán was warm and made friends everywhere he went. He was straight forward and called a spade a spade and he had a tremendous sense of humour. There are few in the club who weren't on the receiving end of a witty riposte or two from the big man but all in good fun. Seán was in essence a great visionary and was the main driving force behind the purchase of our club grounds and the setting up of our club lotto. There is no doubt that we wouldn't have the great facilities we have today without Seán's drive, ambition and vision. For that we owe a debt of gratitude. All Blacks AFC wish to extend our condolences to Seán's family and many friends at this sad time. Rest in peace Seán.

Massive well done to our under-14 star Ciara Murphy, who have been selected for this year's under-13 Gaynor Cup Team.

Kilmore

Congratulations

Congratulations to Diarmuid O'Brien (Kilmore) and Malin Ollsson of Sweden, who recently got engaged. Congratulations to Danni Smith and Steve Scallan on the birth of there baby boy recently.

Bridgetown Information/IT Centre.

Anyone wanting to start a basic computer course, please hand in your name and details to the office, we are in the process of organising a course in the near future.

Office and IT Room open Mon Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All services available. Come in; enjoy a cosy, friendly and cheerful atmosphere. Anyone, who needs a bit of company or a chat, the door is open, drop in for a cuppa. We are currently seeking new committee members to join us. If there are any new services or activities the community would like to see commencing, please let us know. IT room also available for people to use any time during office hours. Five computers and printer available, €2 per hour for computer use and 15cent per sheet for printing.

Crafty Ladies

Bridgetown Crafty Ladies are a lovely friendly group of ladies (all ages) who get together every Tuesday morning in Bridgetown AOH Hall from 10 till 12 o'clock for a chatter, a cuppa and to share our love of crafts. Ladies from all areas welcome.

Sympathy

Condolences to the family and friends of Seán O'Driscoll, who passed away suddenly last week. His witty banter will be missed.

ARA events cancelled

Kilmore Active Retirement Association has cancelled all events for the foreseeable future due to the severity of the Coronavirus. Events include the table quiz fixed for March 26 and all bowling including league games and practice. We ask everybody to heed the advice given by the authorities in an effort to contain the virus.

Piercestown

School enrolments

Piercestown NS are now enrolling for the school year 2020-2021. Call Siobhán or Laura at 053 9158854 for further information or to receive an information pack.

PLAYSCHOOL

Piercestown playschool are now enrolling for September 2020 - limited spaces available, contact Catherine at 053 9158379 for further information.

St Martin's Tennis Club

Introductory sessions for beginners and improvers for those who wish to try out or return to tennis - are being held at St Martin's tennis club on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fee €5 per session p.a.y.g. Come along and give it a go. Enquiries to 087 9266055.

Parish Clean Up

25th Wexford Piercestown Scout Group are calling on parents, grandparents and other interested groups or individuals to come and join us on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m., when the Beavers, Cubs and leaders are organising a Parish Clean Up in conjunction with An Taisce and Wexford County Council.

We will cover the three roads leading from the church (Rathaspeck, Killiane cross and Lightwater cross) We have Hi Viz, Gloves, Litter Pickers and Lots of Rubbish Bags.

So come along, lets get the dirt and rubbish out of our parish. a small request from Piercestown Beavers and Cubs. Please remember everyone to take home your rubbish, starting today. Thank you all very much.

SCOUT GROUP

We have being notified by our National office that all meetings have been suspended till March 29.

More information will follow that week regarding the resuming of meetings on Thursday nights 6.30 p.m. Thank you for your support and patience. Stay Safe everyone.

ARA Club

Active Retirement Ireland have notified all groups to cease meetings till March 30 so our weekly Tuesday meeting will not take place till after March 30. thank you for your co-operation and stay safe. If you need any help or assistance with shopping or any other delivery please contact any of the committee and we will get to you immediately.

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