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Linda Doran, Samantha Byrne and Cora Breen at the Wexford Chamber lunch with guest speaker Tracy Piggott in Newbay House

Linda Doran, Samantha Byrne and Cora Breen at the Wexford Chamber lunch with guest speaker Tracy Piggott in Newbay House

Linda Doran, Samantha Byrne and Cora Breen at the Wexford Chamber lunch with guest speaker Tracy Piggott in Newbay House

Ballymore-Mayglass: Seniors Christmas party - The Senior's Christmas party was held in the Coast Hotel, Rosslare on Sunday, December 1, it was well attended and enjoyed by all.

The parish council wishes to thank the hotel staff for the lovely meal and friendly service, Tom Murphy, who provided the music and those who contributed a song on the occasion. Also grateful thanks to the Bargy Vintage Club, who kindly presented Fuel Vouchers for the raffle and to those who donated spot prizes. It was much appreciated.

Parish Council Christmas Draw

The Ballymore-Mayglass parish council Christmas Draw will be held in the Scout Hall, Ballymore on Sunday, December 15. after 10 a.m. Mass. Tickets are available from parish council members or on the morning of the draw. Lots of nice prizes to be won.

Christmas Jingle Jog

Come along to Ballycogley on Sunday morning, December 15, at 11 a.m. for the annual Jingle Jog. Follow Santa to the North Pole and enjoy refreshments etc, in Ballycogley Community Hall after. Looking forward to a good day. All proceeds to the hall renovation fund.

Ballycogley Bingo

Ballycogley Bingo continues every Sunday night in the newly renovated Ballycogley Hall at 7.30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. 10 bingo games each night plus the snowball game. Wheel of fortune aswell as high/low games each night aswell. Lots of bingo fun guaranteed. Ample car parking spaces in new adjoining car park.

Christmas Bingo bonanza

A date for the diary. Sunday, December 22, Ballycogley Bingo will be extra fun with a Christmas Special night. There will be extra fun and prizes on the night, lots of giveaways and a possible special visitor on the night. Don't miss out. more details next week.

Hamper Appeal

Kilmore Scouts and Women's Shed are taking part in the Wexford People Helping People Hamper Appeal this year. As in previous years, instead of bringing weekly subscriptions next week youth members are bringing in non-perishable foodstuffs, toiletries etc.

The Women's Shed have a donation box in the hall for contributions. All contributions will be distributed in hampers to needy families before Christmas.

The items which can be donated included tea, coffee, cereals, jars, tins, pasta, rice etc, toiletries and personal hygiene products, treats, small toys, socks, gloves etc and can be dropped at Tomhaggard Social Centre Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., Thursday 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. or any Scout or Women's Shed member.

Lotto

The jackpot now stands at €3,000 and congratulations to the most recent jackpot winner Martina Cleary. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and St Fintan's supporter Chloe Rowe was the sole winner of this prize. The numbers drawn were 10, 15, 30 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.

Walking Track

For all our early morning walkers/runners the community walking track lights come on each morning at 6 a.m. till natural day light. The tracks lights are on seven evenings a week from 5 p.m. till 9.45 p.m. For your information one lap is equal to 575m or 0.575km or just one third of a mile.

Ballycogley Hall

Bingo started in Ballycogley hall and will continue each Sunday evening at 7.30 p.m. Forever Fit class each Wed. night at 7.30 and pilates for over-50s on Friday mornings at 11.30. The Family Jingle Jog will take place on Sunday morning, December 15, For queries and information re hall availability and bookings please contact Sandra (087 7996938).

All Blacks AFC

Well done Tara, Meave and Ashling from our under-14s all-Ireland Runner's up today after two wins and one defeat to the Champions by a single goal in a 1: 0 defeat. Well done girls were very proud in All Blacks. The most recent winner of the split-the-pot draw of €240 is Peter Kehoe. Well done Peter and the club appreciates your support. Next draw will take place in the Merry Elf on December 9. Remember if you're not in-you can't win.

Mixed results for the Men's teams. The A team went down 3-1 at home to Wexford Bohs but the B team secured another three points with an away 3-1 win against Tombrack. Fielding possibly the oldest back five in league history (Gringo, Dara, Mark, Bubbles and Willie) two goals from John Codd and a Damien Corish header (on his debut) gave the lads the deserved win. Well done men and roll on the next game.

The under-14 premier team welcomed Curracloe to big barn, unfortunately the visitors took all three points winning 2-1... with blacks goal coming from Tara Cullen.

Our second under-14 team travelled to Ferns and came away with a point after a 2-2 draw with blacks goals coming from Ava Newport and Jessica Cloney... unlucky not to come away with a win, the girls went down to 10 after Kayleigh went of injured and only conceded equaliser very late on in the game great battling by all.

The women welcomed Ajax to big barn and with only 10 women available (three under the wether also) this morning due to hols, sickness etc. Katelyn Boggan slotted into midfield from our under-16 team to make up the 11 and didn't look out of place at all. The women took all three points with a 7-0 victory over the away team with goals from Melissa Crowley (3), Natasha Martin (2), and one each for Aoife and Niamh Rees, brilliant battling from the ladies this morning and well done to all 11 this morning great to see the happy faces after a great win.

St Fintan's Ladies

During the recent past our underage players were presented with their medals by wexford ladies captain Mary Rose Kelly at our end of year party in Leisure Max, a big well done to the girls for all their hard work and commitment throughout the year, hope to see you all back in the field next year having fun. Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas.

Christmas Sale

A coffee morning and cake sale will take place in Cushens Tagoat on Tuesday, December 17, at 11 a.m. in aid of Kilscoran Union of churches.

St Fintan's AGM

The St Fintan's GAA Club held its AGM during the past week in the fabulous meeting room of its state-of-the-art clubhouse.

Club chairman Robert O'Callaghan opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and thanked them for their attendance. In his address Robert spoke highly of the 'on field' activities with great credit going to Shane Sinnott, Conor Berry and Dave Kelleher for the efforts of the football teams that were beaten by the narrowest of margins at quarter final stage but the team did secure intermediate status for the coming season.

He thanked Richard Kavanagh, Keith Rooney and Brain Lacey for their commitment to the junior hurling team which also lost out by the narrowest of margins at the quarter final stage of the championship.

Robert was particularly pleased with the underage section in its association with Our Lady's Island and at under-17 level the amalgamation with Crossabeg-Ballymurn and thanked David Day, David Rice, Linda Dignam and Coiste secretary Suzanne Ellard for their commitment and smooth running of this section.

We also had favourable mention for the nursery programme for four- to six-year-olds and thanked those catering for this section with a special mention to parents for their backing and support of the initiave.

Robert congratulated the ladies' club on yet another successful year and thanked them for their help and support.

On fundraising for the year he had a special mention for Nicky Newport for his dealings with the club lotto and all those that supported and helped at the other fundraisers. He thanked Trever Rankin for pitch maintenance and providing us with a playing surface on a par with any in the country.

Before seeking the reports of his two fellow officers he thanked them most sincerely for their hard work in what was an extremely busy year both on and off the playing field.

Club secretary Sharon Pettit gave a very detailed report on all activities and club affairs leaving no one in any doubt as to what happened both on and off the pitch. Liz Crowley then produced a very detailed treasurers report dealing with the assets, liabilities and expenditure for the year and once again it was easy reading explaining how a small club like St Fintan's handled a sizeable sum of money.

The election of officers followed some lively debates and after what was a year so well catered for at this level who would want a change and so this group remained. Chair. ;Robert O'Callaghan, Sec; Sharon Pettit, Treas; Liz Crowley, Pres;Nicky Newport, PRO; Paddy McGuire. Robert closed the meeting wishing everyone a happy Christmas and a Happy New Year in sport. Cake sale.

Heartfelt thanks to each and everyone that supported our annual cake sale and raffle in aid of the day to day running of our parish both at Saturday evening Mass in Mayglass and Sunday morning Mass in Ballymore. A special thank you also to those that donated such lovely confectionary and prizes for our raffle.

The raffle results are as follows: First Marcella Codd, second George Mullins, third Sally Griffith, fourth Kate Gaul, fifth Ann Laundan, sixth Pattie Eagan, seventh Erin Devereux, eighth George Mullins, ninth Bob Quilty.

Your continued support for our parish is very much appreciated each year. Last but not least sincere thanks to all who supported the two sisters from Sr Elizabeth convent Belarus to support the orphanage run by the convent. A very happy Christmas and good health in the New Year to all.

Murrintown

Christkindle Market

A Christkindl Market in aid of the Lochlann Doyle fund takes place in Murrintown Community Centre on Sunday, December 15, from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. Please support.

Mandala drawing classes

Mandala drawing classes are on every Friday morning from 9.30 a.m. till midday in Murrintown Community Centre. Contact Bernie Sheridan at 086 0782563.

Christmas Bingo

Murrintown Christmas bingo takes place on December 16 at 8 p.m. Sit beside prizes on the night all welcome.

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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