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Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Murrintown, Our Lady's Island, Piercestown, Tagoat

Ballymore-Mayglass: Scouts news - Weekly meetings resume as follows: Cubs, Scouts and Ventures Wednesday, January 16, 7pm to 8.30pm; Beavers Saturday, January 19, 10am to 11.30am.

GAA 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.

GAA Club membership

St Fintan's club membership is now open for 2019. Non-playing membership is €30 which allows you full access to all club facilities and club texts etc. The club is presently working on linking some retail loyalty rewards to our club membership and hope to introduce these over the coming weeks. 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.

New arrivals

St Fintan's extends warm congratulations to members and supporters who have welcomed new babies over recent weeks. David Day and Hannah, Michael Sinnott and Lorraine and Adrian and Joanne Murphy have all welcomed healthy babies into their families, busy times ahead and we look forward to meeting all the new arrivals on the sidelines.


Carolines Preschool and Montessori, Mayglass have free ECCE Scheme places available for children from three years - five years. For further information and to book your place please contact Caroline at 087 6800338.

St Fintan's club meeting

The St Fintan's GAA Club chairman Robbie O'Callaghan together with his fellow officers and development committee held a very important and constructive club meeting during the past week with the club house redevelopment high on the agenda. This work when finished will see the clubhouse meet the standard and suitable for use by both visiting clubs and the ladies and gents of the home club.

This work is scheduled to commence once a number of loose ends are tied up. As with all major works of this nature finance plays a major role and we once again will be calling on your support and are very thankful for your most generous support to date.

Lighting of the various areas to the grounds was also discussed and a very attractive non-playing membership scheme involving many of the local businesses was also discussed details of which will be furnished in the coming weeks. The non-playing membership is just €30 and is a very good way to support the club.

With the playing season just around the corner we look forward to your support at the many games and we wish you all a very happy new year.

Donal, Pat honoured

St Fintan's man Donal Shanley was a member of the Wexfords senior football team that was beaten by a strong Meath outfit in its effort to reach the last four of the Bord Na Mona O'Byrne football tournament. Though beaten this group of players showed promise and Donal contributed a goal of the 1-13 total.

While Donal is in his prime a man who contributed in no small way in both hurling ad football during the 60s, 70s and 80s for both club and county was honoured for his contribution last weekend at a function in the Ferrycarrig Hotel.

Pat Rossitter received his commemorative scroll from the Coiste Na Sheana Ghael committee and was a worthy recipient from the St Fintan's club for his contribution and organisation both on and off the pitch. Congratulations, Pat.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Stephen Lawlor of the Hideout bar Lyngstown, who sadly died during the recent past. Stephen was a great supporter of all sports in the area and the local Killinick Harriers hunt group use his premises as a set off point for their days hunting. May he rest in peace.


The first lotto draw of 2019 took place on Tuesday last when the jackpot stood at €17,200 and there was no jackpot winner and Nick Popplewell shared in the match-three prize of €200. The numbers drawn were 3, 20, 24 and 33. Next week's jackpot will be €17,400 and the match-three prize will remain at €200. We thank you for your continued support.

St Fintan's Ladies

St Fintan's Ladies' football club will hold a door to door collection of Christmas trees for delivery to recycling centres for a fee of €5 which will go to the ladies' club, contact Niamh at 087 1528883 or Nicky at 087 2918020.

ANNIVERSARY DINNER - The St Fintan's Ladies GFC will hold an anniversary dinner in the Coast Hotel Rosslare on March 8TH at 7.30 p.m. Tickets costing €35 are available from committee members, Wrecking ball will provide the music plus DJ and door prize. A night not to be missed.

All Blacks AFC

Any chaps Over 35 and under-nine5 interested in a fun nights football? Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on our new astro is the date and venue. All players welcome-the more the merrier. Cost is €5 and should be great fun. Spread the word.

The U-6/7 boys training will commence today, Tuesday, January 15, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Club Registrar Orla Sinnott will be at the club taking registrations from 6.45. Registration is €20 and please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate.

Please share with anyone that may be interested in playing at this age level.

Well done to both men's teams who were in cup action in the recent past. The A team beat local neighbours Carne 3-0 with goals from John Codd and two from Adam Devereux.

The B team then took on Rosslare Rangers second and came out 2-1 winners in a close game. Michael O'Brien and Mark Sinnott with the goals. Great results lads and roll on the next round.

Well done to the under-16 girls on securing their Premier Division placing for the season ahead. The girls needed a win and came out on top 3-0 against a spirited and young Bunclody team in their final game of the 'short season'. The result ensures they remain in the top flight for the coming season. The result was not a foregone conclusion but two goals from Niamh Rees and a goal from Zoe Butler ensured a comfortable win on the day. Well done to the girls. Thanks to Paddy and Margaret for all their hard work and bring on the 2019 season ahead.

Items For notes

Those wishing to have items included in this column are asked to submit them to conzarcat@hotmail.com or 087 9680419 on or before 7 p.m. on the Thursday night. Items to appear in the column must only be submitted by this method. Thank you for your co-operation.


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.

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.

Community Centre 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.

Our Lady's Island

Circuit Training

Circuit Training Classes, suitable for all fitness levels starting this Thursday, January 17, at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Our Lady's Island Community Centre. Contact Liam for more details: 087 0635416 or liamkehoept@gmail.com.

GAA lotto

With no jackpot winner last week it now stands at a whopping €17,400 for tonight's draw. Congratulations to Patricia Redmond (seller Aileen Mullins) and Paul Rea (seller Butler's Pub) who shared in the match-three prize winning €70 each. Tickets are available from members and local businesses for just €1.50 each


Congratulations to Noel Patrick Power on winning €108 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw will now take place in Parochial House Conservatory after Sunday Mass all are welcome for cuppa, chat and draw.


Our Lady's Island GAA club weekly bingo continues each Tuesday at 8 p.m. with a chance to scoop our jackpot which now stands at €600. What a great start to the New Year that could be. We get under way at 8 p.m. in Butlers Lounge. Hope to see few new faces as well as our regular players.

Knitting Group

Tacumshane Knitting group meet every Monday from seven - 9-p.m. in Tacumshane Old School.

The Sewing Group meet on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For further information please contact Kitty at 087 9233296 or Frances at 086 8118967.

Breakfast Morning

There will be a Breakfast Morning in Tagoat Day Care Centre on Sunday next, January 20, in aid of the Day Care Centre, from 10 a.m. to midday. Your support will be very much appreciated.

Post Office closure

With the imminent closure of the post office one of our main outlets for split-the-pot will no longer be available. Instead before Mass every Sunday morning the Men's Shed will open for this purpose and your support would be much appreciated. There will also be craft items made by the Men's Shed group available for sale.

As a community we would like to thank Áine Scallan for her many years of service, kindness and helpfulness towards so many in this community by making a presentation to her.

There will be a collection during the next few weeks, and we will mark the occasion at Mass on a Sunday Morning at a date yet to be decided.

St Paul's AC

Training continues on Mondays and Wednesdays at the usual times in Rosslare Strand new members welcome. Juvenile Cross Country Relays will take place on Sunday, January 20, at midday.

Our AGM will take place on Wednesday, January 16, at 7.30 p.m. in the community centre, Rosslare Strand. We hope and appreciate that as many parents and guardians as possible will attend.


Operation Transformation

GAA clubs across Ireland will be coming on board with RTÉ's Operation Transformation and turning on their floodlights/lighting systems between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday for a six-week period (January 17 to February 21) as Operation Transformation returns to our screens for 2019.

Do you want to get moving and active this New Year, but youhave nowhere to go? Do you find it hard to find a safe and well-lit area to go for a walk during the dark winter months? Well, St Martin's GAA Club has the answer.

We're coming on board with Operation Transformation and the GAA for Ireland Lights Up. Every Thursday from January 17 to February 21 our club will be open and lit up for you, your family and friends to come and walk from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

We want everyone to come and join for Ireland Lights Up 2019. All are welcome to come to this event. Please register at the clubhouse on arrival. Any queries contact Jenny Bates at 087 9650738.

Scout Group news

Beavers, cubs and scouts have now re-opened for 2019. Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for cubs and Scouts and 6.30-7.30 for Beavers on Thursdays.

Thrift Fund

Piercestown Thrift fund re-opened on Sunday, January 6, at 10.30 a.m. in Knockingall Community Centre, Piercestown. Thrift Fund can also be collected on Tuesday nights at 7.30 in the centre. Contact Jack at 087 6191349.

ARA Club notes

The ARA Club has re-opened for 2019 on Tuesdays from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. - new members welcome. Registration due February 7 €20 for year to include insurance cover for meetings. Day Trips will be planned shortly.

Evening event on Tuesday, March 5 - Trip to New Ross Musical Production of 'Funny Girl' - departing Wexford 4 p.m. - evening meal 5.15 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Cost will be advised next week. Ring Ann at 087 6677411 to book your place or contact any of the members. It'll be a great night, don't miss it.

Sally Griffiths from Pieta House will be along to club in next couple of weeks at 2.45 p.m. to give a talk on the great work they do and how we can all help.

We will have a 'mature make up' demonstration in next few weeks. everyone welcome, you don't have to be a member to come along to these talks and Demonstrations. enjoy a cuppa on the day. Dates etc will be published next week.

Piercestown-Murrintown ARA Club will be organising our Easter Hampers Draw again selling lines for 2019 and cards will be out in plenty of time asking for your support please for this, their only fundraising event of the year. thank you for your support in the past.

ARA club news

A reminder, book early for the Westport trip next year, leaving August 26, and staying at Castlecourt four Star hotel, Westport three dbb, €350 pp sharing (price locked in before hospitality tax goes up) book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Ann at 087 6677411.


GAA News

Our lotto now stands at an amazing €20,000. Buy a ticket - it might be the one to get 2019 off to a great start. On Tuesday, January 8, numbers were 1, 15, 16 and 23; there was two match-three winners Ruth McNamara and Mag McDonald. Tickets can be bought throughout community and from any committee member.

We have entered our first Jim Byrne Football Cup under-17 team in over a decade. They will play Bannow in Tagoat at 11 a.m. Sunday the 13th. Please come along and support the team; they have a match every Sunday for the whole of January. Best of luck to Larry and the lads.

Our Team Managers for underage are as follows. Under-20 - Conor Roche 087 2027202/under-17 - Larry Morrissey 085 858446/under-15 - Liam Brohan 086 3425445/under-13 - Alan Murphy 086 8139885/under-11 - Jimmy Wickham 087 3440372/under-nine - Patsy Meyler 086 6381207/under-seven - Liam Lawlor 086 8528299 and our Nursery four to six Roy Ryan 087 1225693.

Membership for the year is as follows - annual Gym Membership €160 or €90 for six months/Adult playing €120/Adult non-playing €50/Pavilion €20/Student plus under-20 €50/under-17 to under-seven €40/Nursey €10. All are due now. Please pay ASAP.

Christmas Raffle winners: First - €1,000 Monart House - Matty Foley; second - day treatment Monart House - Dermot and Kathleen Ryan; third - two nights B&B plus dinner - Trish Boyce; fourth - dinner for two in Kelly's Hotel Rosslare Strand - Sandra Andreucetti; fifth - crate of logs - Áine Hayes; sixth - €100 SuperValu Rosslare Harbour - Breda Cusack; seventh - Christmas Hamper - Pauline Devereux; eighth - five Guitar Lessons Pete McCauley - Ella Carroll; ninth - annual Gym Membership St Mary's GAA - Danny Howlin- 10th - Voucher for McGuires - Cathal Byrne.

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