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Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Our Lady's Island

Ballymore-Mayglass: Annual barbecue - The Bargy Vintage Club will host our annual barbecue in the Coopers Inn on Saturday, July 13, starting at 6.30 p.m. till late. As usual, we will have lots of tasty barbecue food with a variety of good music that will be provided by Tom and Michelle Murphy, the Murphy Brothers and the well renowned and very popular Point Blank.

All money raised from our barbecue will be divided between St Fintan's GAA Club and the refurbishment of Ballycogley Hall. Both organisations are doing trojan work in our parish, something which we should all feel very proud of and very worthy of your support. We will also have lots of spot prizes on the night and anyone who wishes to sponsor a prize please call 086 2550704. Tickets will be available from all our club members. Here's looking forward to seeing you all there on the night.

Annual Patron

The patron will be held in Ballymore Cemetery on Thursday, August 8, at 7.30 p.m. and in Mayglass on Friday, August 9, at 7.30 p.m.

Drama Workshop

Ballycogley Players have secured a small grant from Creative Ireland towards a four-week interactive workshop to develop acting, writing and research skills in the community. There's no upper age limit and the minimum age limit is sixth class (11-12 yearolds). The objective of the project is to devise, write and perform a public performance based on the historical background of the area while demonstrating common themes which are relevant today.


The jackpot now stands at €4,600. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Corrinia Sheil and Aoife Cullen shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 6, 24, 33 and 34. 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.

Club and County Draw

The second in the series of three draws in the CLG Loch Garman Club and county fundraiser was held on May 29 with 50 prizes in total but sadly supporters of the St Fintan's club failed to feature on the list of winners. The third and final draw will be held on June 26 and we wish our loyal supporters the best of good luck.

Open Garden

Alice Mernagh, Moorefield, is holding a fundraising open garden day in aid of dogs for the disabled charity 17821 on Sunday, July 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a very special charity and the day will consist of tea, plant sale, raffle etc and a great opportunity for garden lovers to meet for a chat.


Congratulations to our local Lady's Island man Ricky O'Connor who became the first man to be ordained in the Church of the Assumption, Our Lady's Island, when Bishop Denis Brennan performed the ceremony recently. At 30 years of age he became the youngest to be ordained this year and said his first Mass in Clonard Church. We wish him every good wish in his future appointments.

St Fintan's GAA

The St Fintan's hurling team travelled to Clongeen to take on the home team in the EEW All County Hurling League and struggled to cope with the power of the home side. Though soundly beaten, the Ballymore-Mayglass men battled to the very end. The football team had a home venue when they took on St Mary's Rosslare and found themselves two goals in arrears after just three minutes and but for this lightning start by the Mary's this was a closely contested encounter with the Rosslare men taking the spoils on a 5-12 to 2-12 scoreline.

St Fintan's Ladies

Well done to the under-12 girls that hosted Bannow in round three of the football league and took the spoils with a strong team performance. A big thank you to Nicky and Maurice for the pitch set-up and to all the mams and dads for your continued support for this great bunch of girls. It was heartbreak for the under-14 county team which included St Fintan's players Aoife Devereux and Abigail Clarke that bowed out of the all-Ireland championship following a 3pt defeat at the hands of Tipperary. This was a fantastic achievement by this group of young stars reaching the last four of their division. Team management, mums and dads and supporters are very proud of you all.

All Blacks AFC

C & M Sports will be teaming up again with All Blacks AFC for a summer Soccer Camp from July 15 to July 19. Camps cost €65 per child (family discount available) and run from 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. As well as five days' coaching from our qualified coaches, the price will include our exclusive football kit. To book a place call or text 086 7392306 with each child's name and age.

2km Sponsored Fancy Dress Fun Run

Calling all kids. We need your help. Our mission is to install a new Community Playground. We need to raise some money to make it happen. By taking part in our super fun 2km run on July 7 at 11 a.m. in Casey Park you can help us to get the few bob needed to get our playground finished by summer 2020. All you have to do is get as much sponsorship as possible and bring your completed card along on the seventh (with your coolest costume) There will also be boring activities (coffee morning and bake sale) to keep the adults busy while you have fun.

Split-the-pot draw results as follows for Monday, June 17, held in Bridies Pub, Bridgetown. Winner Patrick Rowe with a prize of €250 Draw on June 24 was held in the Merry Elf Killinick. Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund, playground development and walking track in Casey Park.

Carne Swim Week

Carne Swim Week will take place this year from Monday, July 8, to Saturday, July 13, Wexford Water Safety run this course and cater for beginners up till safety four. Registration will take place in the Lighthouse Bar, Carne Beach from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 7.

For further information or enquiries, please contact Sinéad at 087 6559323 or ssinead.sinnott@gmail.com.

Songs of Praise

A service of Songs of Praise will be held at St Enoch's Church, Killinick on Friday July 5, at 8p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Our Lady's Island

Community Coffee Shop

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new coffee shop and new/good as new shop this Friday, June 28, at 11 a.m. and then we will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We have been watching this project progress and now the time has arrived. You will be truly amazed with the changes. We are so excited and looking forward to welcoming you all again, for all the beautiful home baking, tea and chat. We are offering (free) tea or coffee on the opening day (Friday, June 28th). Come along and celebrate this special day with us.

Annual Rosary Relay

The 10th anniversary of the Worldpriest annual Global Rosary Relay for priests will take place in the Church of the Assumption, Our Lady's Island, this Friday, June 28, at 8 p.m. (please be seated by 7.45 p.m.). We will take over from Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles and pass on to Holy Family Parish, Rockland, Massachusetts. All are welcome to join in this world prayer for priests.

GAA Bingo

GAA bingo is on every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. in Lady's Island Community Hall. Jackpot now stands at €700. Come along for some fun and a chance to win bit cash.

The Big Tacumshane Weekend

The Big Tacumshane Weekend kicks off on Friday, July 5, with Storynight at the Old School - a special extended evening of the very popular monthly Story Night, featuring an eclectic mix of amusing stories, tall tales and yarns of every description, interspersed with music, song and laughter. Tea, coffee and cakes at interval, also raffle. Admission is free.

Saturday, July 6 - Trad Session at Meylers Millhouse, a lively session by our talented local musicians from 9 p.m. Join the craic and the hospitality at this landmark public house. Finger food will be served. Admission is free.

Sunday, July 7 - Annual Patron and Garden Party. The Annual Patron takes place at St Catherine's Church at 2 p.m. The annual Garden Party will follow at the Old School with refreshments, home baking and music by the Murphy Brothers.


Congratulations to Toddy Meyler on winning €120 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare Harbour post office. Draw takes places in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

St Paul's AC

What a weekend for the club. We had five athletes competing in the Leinster Juvenile Track and Field Championships last weekend in Tullamore and they returned with six gold and two bronze medals between them.

Maeve was first up on Saturday morning in the under-18 100m Hurdles where she won our first gold. Next up was Erin in under-18 Shot where she also finished in first place. Gergely was in action in the under-18 Discus where he also finished in first place for our third gold of the day. Maeve was back on the track for the 400m, a new event for her, where she finished in third place. Next on the track was Danika in the under-17 800m. Danika ran a great race in a very competitive field where she won third place. Maeve was in action again in the under-18 Long Jump later in the afternoon where she won her third gold of the day after finishing in first place. After a much- earned rest, it was back for day two. Ciara kicked things off with the under-16 800m, where she competed well in a very strong field. Gergley was back in action in the under-18 Shot where he had a great series of throws with four of them over 14m and on his was to picking up a first place finish he also set a new personal best of 14.52m. Lastly was the under-18 High Jump where Maeve won her third gold of the weekend.

Congratulations and well done to all. It's on to the National Championships now over the coming weeks. Thanks to all parents, who took time over the last few weekends to bring the athletes to the championships in Tullamore. Without your help and support, all the hard work and training would not have reaped rewards.

We held our last 'Mini Olympic' evening of the season on Wednesday. We had a fantastic turnout with 42 young athletes taking part. Congratulations and well done to all and a special thank you to all parents who helped out.

Last weekend all roads led to Dublin for some of our athletes. On Saturday, June 22nd, Gergley competed in the Tailteann Inter-Provincial Games as part of the Leinster Schools Team. He competed in both the Discus and Shot.

Maeve competed on Saturday and Sunday in her first National Youth Heptathlon, where she covered seven events over the two days. Emma, meanwhile, competed on Saturday and Sunday in the AAI Games in the Hammer and Discus. All three competitions were held in the Morton Stadium in Santry.

Our end-of-season barbecue will take place at the track in Rosslare on Saturday afternoon, June 29.

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