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Pauline O’Leary, Marian O’Leary and Kathy Wright taking part in the Wexford Credit Union Night Run

Pauline O’Leary, Marian O’Leary and Kathy Wright taking part in the Wexford Credit Union Night Run

Pauline O’Leary, Marian O’Leary and Kathy Wright taking part in the Wexford Credit Union Night Run

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 already completed our first target and our first poster with 300 stickers and it has been sent off to the competition. We are currently well over half way with our second 300 stickers and should have our second entry sent off by the time of print today. The more we enter, the more chances we have of winning the super prize of €50,000. So keep the stickers coming for the month of March and let's enter as often as we can. Many thanks for your support. The students council.


Pilates class resumes Wednesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre.


The annual Scout Investiture takes place in Kilmore Quay on March 10 at 2 p.m. This year we are including a Family Treasure Hunt as part of the Investiture. As usual, Kilmore Scouts will be taking part in the St Patrick's Day parade in Wexford on March 17. Other upcoming events include Co Event 'I'm a Beaver Get Me Out of Here' at Raven on Sunday, March 3, and Provincial Spraoi Weekend for Scouts and Ventures in Lacken Wicklow March 22 to March 24.

Village Clean Up

The Killinick Project are planning a big village clean-up for six consecutive Saturdays commencing on March 9 and continuing till and including Saturday, April 13, between the times of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each week, meeting at the Merry Elf car park each day. This will involve cleaning up, cutting back areas, re-painting, putting in new trees, planting and a general tidy up where needed in the village of Killinick.

All are welcome and we would be grateful to anyone that is free to volunteer and help with the clean-up on any of the dates. (weather permitting) We will provide all the utensils for the work. Any child that comes along under the age of 12 years will have to be accompanied by a parent of designated guardian. Everyone that comes will be entered into a free draw for a big Easter Egg.

We would like to thank our local councillor Frank Staples for assisting us with this clean-up and Wexford County Council environmental department for giving us the utensils and tools to keep our village and your local community tidy and clean.

School enrolment

An enrolment and information meeting for parents of children starting junior infants in September will take place in Mayglass School on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Enrolment form available from the school, by emailing mgns@eircom.net, by phone 053 9135279 Monday to Friday or on the school website: mayglassns@weebly.com.

Breakfast and Afterschool available - for more information please contact the school.


The jackpot now stands at €3,400. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Gary Cullen and James Cleary shared in this prize. The numbers drawn last week were 4, 18, 24 and 32.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.

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. On this night a special presentation will be made to the 1989 founding members and also our county senior championship winners of 1994, last year's junior champions will also be receiving their medals, special guest on the night will be LGFA national president Marie Hickey. Contact Nicky at 087 2918020 and Linda 087 7670344 for tickets costing €35, Wrecking ball will provide the music plus DJ and door prize. A night not to be missed.

St Fintan's GAA Club

A big 'thank you' to all those that supported the tickets sale over last weekend for a load of blocks and tickets will continue to be on sale up to the draw date at Easter. A special word of thanks to the Centra supermarket in Killinick for allowing use of its premises as a selling point. The club wishes staunch supporter Teresa Pettit a speedy return to full fitness following her knee operation during last week. Pound for Pound Teresa.

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.

Table quiz

Kilschoran Union will hold a fundraising table quiz on March 14 in the Farmers Kitchen Drinagh commencing at 8 p.m. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Ladies' Football

Our junior team played the second round of the league in reverse fixture in a damp Grantstown against Bannow-Ballymitty, our ladies played a lovely fast paced passing game and left convincing winners 3-19 to 0-2 well done ladies. The third round is away to Baile Dubh Tire.

All Blacks AFC

Split-the-pot draw result February 25 prize in Bridies Pub, Bridgetown as follows.

Winner prize €240 goes to Brendan Hamilton. Last week's draw winner went to Frank McGrath with a prize of €240. Next week's draw is in the Halfway Hse Pub, Ballycogley on March 4. Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund. A Women's Futsal League for the FAI Women's Department and we are looking to recruit some players. The programme is being targeted at mother's and significant relatives of children in schools or clubs to increase participation and teams can enter representing said school/club. The league will run between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday mornings for six weeks in St Joseph's Community Centre, Wexford with teams only needing to be in attendance for their 45 minute game.

Any women that are interested in setting up 1or two All Blacks teams (6-10 per team) can contact me Brendan on this number 086 7392306. With our Inter League schoolgirl squads in action on March 10 and St Patrick's Weekend the following weekend, the decision has been taken to delay the kick off for the new One Calendar Season till March 23 the registration night has been put back to Tuesday, March 12Great days football in Casey Park with Wexford under-11 boys playing Limerick first and then Wexford under-19s ladies played league of Ireland under-17 girls Shelbourne. Massive thanks to Peter and Linda for looking after the shop and all who helped throughout the day in anyway.


Special meeting

There will be a meeting of parishioners in Murrintown community centre on March 7 at 7.30 p.m. to discuss the sale of the parochial house - 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 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.

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.

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.

St Martins Tennis Club

Membership for St Martins Tennis Club is now available for the year. All enquires to 087 9266055 or email sec.stmartinstennis@gmail.com

Beginners Art Classes

Beginners oil painting classes are starting soon in Murrintown Community Centre on Wednesday mornings. Two hour class cost €20 all materials provided if interested call Lynda on 086 1623726

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.


Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA held its meeting on February 20 at 7.30 in Scout Hall. President Mary Noonan opened the meeting. Sympathy was extended to the Whitty, Dunne, O'Toole, Sweeney and O'Flaherty families. Former ICA member Mai Dunne, Slevoy was fondly remembered, may she RIP Some members are going to Forever Fit in Tag on Wednesdays as part of the Go For Life programme.

Dates for your Diary; February 21, ICA table quiz, Cooneys, Oulart. February 25, Federation meeting, Riverbank. April 13, Craft Day, Enniscorthy, 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Free Digital Skills course in Wexford Library every Wednesday open to all.

Competition was nicest bunch of Daffodils won by Mary Monaghan. Raffle; Chris Whitty. A rota for Daffodil Day, March 22 was organised. Gem Pack competition, Wexford Federation, Mella Winters first, and Suzanne Kelly Winters third, congratulations and well done. Mella will now take part in the national final in An Grianan.

Guest Speaker was Diarmuid Sinnott, Order of Malta, Wexford. Diarmuid gave a very interesting talk on the historty and present role of the Order of Malta. He also gave some very good and valuable First Aid advice. The meeting finished with a lovely cup of tea served by hostess Chris Whitty.

Next meeting; March 20 at 7.30. Competition; Best beauty tip. Guest Speaker; Lorna Swan, Wellness Advocate. New members always welcome. join us at any meeting.

Community Games

Our local art and handwriting competition takes place on Saturday, March 9, in the TAG Centre from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Art for under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14 and under-16 age groups. Handwriting for under-10 and under-12 ages only. Bring your own pensils and colours. Paper will be provided. There will be a charge of €2 per child to cover the cost of the room rental and medals.

Camross Drama Group

Camross Drama Group are delighted to announce dates and venues for our next production of three One-act Plays: Sunday, April 21 - Fethard-on-Sea; Friday, April 26 - Carrig-on-Bannow Saturday; April 27 - Wexford Arts Centre; Sunday, April 28 - Camross Hall Wednesday; May 1 - Horse and Hound All shows 8 p.m. Contact Arts Centre direct for booking All other tickets on door. Casts and directors are learning lines, rehearsing, getting sets and props, promising a great night's entertainment. See our Facebook page for updates.

Tag centre

TUESDAY - YOGA 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. BINGO Doors open 7.30 p.m. Start-time 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY - PILATES 10.00 - 11.0 a.m. FOREVER FIT 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. JIVING (with Paul) 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Coding Classes with TEK Central 3: 30 to 4.30 p.m. THURSDAY - LINE DANCING 7.30-9.00. FRIDAY. Irish Dancing 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: Coding Classes with TEK Central 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

St Garvan's NS Caroreigh

Parents, who wish to enrol their child for September 2019 can contact the secretary at 053 9134294 or call into the school office for an Enrolment Application Form.

This form can also be downloaded from the school website stgarvansns.ie. Please return the completed form to the school before Friday, March 29.

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