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


Stephen Hayes and Tom Harris at Bannow Historical Society’s talk on the history of Carrig-on-Bannow by Brendan Hayes in Colfers Pub

Stephen Hayes and Tom Harris at Bannow Historical Society’s talk on the history of Carrig-on-Bannow by Brendan Hayes in Colfers Pub

Stephen Hayes and Tom Harris at Bannow Historical Society’s talk on the history of Carrig-on-Bannow by Brendan Hayes in Colfers Pub

Ballymore-Mayglass: Mayglass NS - An enrolment and information meeting for parents of children starting junior infants in September will take place in Mayglass School on Tuesday, March 4, at 7pm.

Enrolment form available from the school, by emailing st.fintans.mayglass@gmail.com, by phone 053 9135279/086 8392775 Monday to Friday or on the school website: mayglassns@weebly.com.

If enrolment forms could be in by February 24 that would be greatly appreciated. Breakfast and Afterschool available, for more information please contact the school.

Senior Football

St Fintan's man Jim Rossitter was once again a member of the Wexford senior football team when it travelled to Glenaby to take on Antrim in its first game of the Allianz league div.4. Though beaten by six points this was quite a competitive game with Jim playing a major role in his position in the full back line. We hope to see Jim in action once again when Carlow will be the opponents in a home fixture in Chadwicks Wexford Park.

All Star

Wexford town lady, St Fintan's star lady footballer and a member of the Wexford county football team for over 20 years Mary Rose Kelly has decided to retire from inter county football. Ballymore was where this incredible journey began and we hope to see her play for many more years to come with St Fintan's.

Mary Rose was also a star at soccer and camogie, but her most memorable and rewarding moment was when she was presented with her first O'Neills/TG4 All Star for her outstanding performances with Wexford when reaching the all-Ireland final at intermediate level in 2007. We wish Mary Rose all the best in her business venture in Wexford town and thank her for representing St Fintan's and our county with such pride and passion.

Christmas Fundraiser

A big thank you and congratulations to the Walsh family of Trimmers lane who through its annual Christmas lights display raised €815 for Temple street hospital. This fundraiser has been going on for some 15 years and the family and those that support are to be thanked for their generosity. Well done, all.

Schools football

St Fintan's club players Shane Pettit and Jack O'Leary played an integral part in St Peter's College triumphant win against local rivals Good Counsel New Ross in the Senior Schools last 16 Football Championship last Wednesday. The game was played at home in Power Park Summerhill with a large supporting crowd in attendance. Scores came from both St Fintan's club men with Jack claiming 1-1 and Shane scoring five points. Liam Crowley is also a panel member. At time of going to print the Leinster Senior Schools 'A' quarter final V Coláiste Eoin Dublin is fixed for Wednesday the fifth.

County under-20 Football

St Fintan's player Shane Pettit is a member of the Wexford under-20 Football panel who will contest their first championship game V Carlow in St Patrick's Park Enniscorthy this coming Friday night at 8 p.m. This is a straight know out game. Best of luck to Shane and all his teammates.

Women's Shed

The Shed plays host to over 40 members of Deise Women's Shed on Monday, February 3. The group from Dungarvan will share ideas on activities, crafts etc before enjoying a light lunch.

Watercolour Art Class

Are you interested in learning or improving your painting skills? Watercolor classes are ongoing in Tomhaggard Social Centre with Maria Murphy Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. a few places available. Phone 086 3848364.

Ballycogley Players

Have you booked your tickets for our pre-festival performances of this year's drama circuit production, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan? Our first performance will be in Our Lady's Island Community Hall on Monday, February 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets €10 at the door. Then there will be performances in the National Opera House from February 14 to February 16, bookings online nationaloperahouse.ie or by calling the box office 053 9122144.

A flavour of the play: 1934, a rural pub in a village on the south coast of Ireland. Returned Yank, Johnny Kinnane has eight hours to salvage the rapidly decaying carcass of a 60 foot whale. General Eoin O'Duffy plans to attend the Blueshirt Dance in the Parish Hall while a 16-year-old would-be jockey dreams of victory in the Cemetery Sunday Races and a Jewish refugee with a clarinet and a clapped-out truck sets out to make a new life for himself and his daughter. An electricity generating bicycle, an open air jazz dance and a daring triumph of the imagination in a climate of communal hysteria - these are just some of the elements which combine to form this fantastic piece of theatre.

Club membership 2020

St Fintan's club membership is now open for 2020. Non-playing membership is €30 which allows you full access to all club facilities and club texts etc. 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.

Ballycogley Bingo

Ballycogley Bingo each Sunday night in Ballycogley community hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. with first game at 6.30 p.m. Single book - 10 games with one free jackpot sheet €10. Double book - 10 games with two free jackpots sheets €15. NEW - Kids book €5 with one free jackpot sheet. High/low and spin the wheel on the night also. Jackpot currently stands at €400. Heated hall with ample car parking.

Operation Transformation walks

St Fintan's GAA Club are taking part in the 'Ireland Lights Up' walking initiative in partnership with the GAA and Operation Transformation. The club will host a community walking group two nights a week during the broadcast period of the hit RTÉ show. The walks will take place 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday night for the eight-week period. Participants in the community walks will need to sign in each night before walking. Come along and join in.


The jackpot now stands at €3,000. There is also a match-three prize of €200 each week with the following numbers drawn were 2, 12, 19 and 25. And we congratulate our jackpot winner Eileen Dwyer and Carol Foley, who shared in the match-three prize. 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.

Ballycogley Hall

Forever Fit class each Wed. night at 7.30 and pilates for over-50s on Friday mornings at 11.30. The bingo continues each Sunday evening and please note the new start time of 6.30 p.m. For queries and information re hall availability and bookings please contact Sandra (087 7996938).

Ballycogley Community Centre

We are hosting a fundraising table quiz in the Halfway House Ballycogley on Thursday, February 13, at 8 p.m. All proceeds from the night will go to the Ballycogley hall redevelopment fund. A table of four is €20 so grab a few mates and come along and support the night.

National 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.

Come Dine With Us

The St Fintan's GAA Club will hold a Curry Night in the clubhouse on Saturday, February 15, at 8 p.m. A three course meal will be served at €30 and tickets must be purchased in advance and there is a limited number of spaces available so get your tickets early. Call or text 087 7808341.

Ladies' Football

The St Fintan's ladies' football junior and minor teams are back training on Monday and Thursday evenings and any new or past members wishing to join are asked to contact Laura at 085 8154538, Ciara 085 1175350 and looking forward to a great 2020.

All Blacks AFC

Congratulations to this week's winner of €227 in our weekly split-the-pot draw Peter Kennedy. Thanks for your support Peter. Next week's draw takes place in the Bargy Bar on February 3 so remember if your not in you can't win.

Our under-11 team travelled to Forth Celtic mid week and came out on top v the home side with great team performance by all seven girls involved. As Forth had a number of extra players our under-nines were invited up for a game also and acquitted themselves very well against the home side well done to all eight involved.

It was our under-nines who where first out at home this weekend, as they welcomed Curracloe to big barn, unfortunately with illness there was only six available and they put in a great performance with Chloe and Nia getting goals. well done girls.

Up next our second under-16 team travelled to Courtown hibs for a lunch time game in the Division 1/2 league and made the journey worth while coming away 1-0 winners with Aoibheann getting the goal... well done all.

Then back to Curracloe for afternoon game for the first under-16 team where unfortunately the home side proved too strong for our premier team winning 3-0, well done all involved. Our ladies welcomed Wexford Bohs to big barn for last home league game of the season, even tough we started of quite well unfortunately things didn't go too well in second half and visitors took all three points winning on 4-0 score line. well done all 15 involved this morning..

Our heroes today were our under-11 team that travelled to CBS for under-11 fustal cup and made it to the final where unfortunately they lost to St Joseph's. well done to all eight girls involved Abbie, Nia, Ruby, Jolie, Jaden, Kate, Arya and Ella some great football played throughout the day, big thanks to Chris and Beck and all parents.

Both men's teams recorded impressive wins today. After going 1-0 down goals from Shane Cassidy and Darren Naughton ensured a 2-1 win over Wexford Bohs third team and meant the lads were marching into round three of the cup.

The B team traveled to Enniscorthy knowing that a win was vital to keep their league title hopes alive. Mark Sinnott got the lads off to the perfect start netting early (his confidence is at record highs after that stupendous penalty last week and getting the nod to start) Ajax equalized before half time to leave the game finely balanced but a superb solo run from Justin Morgan early in the second half was finished with aplomb with his right foot much to the surprise of most at the game as Justin had ended up on his backside the three previous times he tried to kick with his right foot the lads were now firmly in control and nicely taken goals from Alex and the hardworking Jack Doyle ensured the three points on a 4-1 scoreline. Alex was unlucky to hit the post with a superb lob from the halfway line in the dying seconds. Special shout out to Justin playing his first game with us today and a welcome back to Brian Delaney from injury. Well done to all the lads on both teams that played/traveled today and bring on the next game.

Our Lady's Island

Healing Mass and Blessing

The monthly Healing Mass and blessing with Fr Jim Cogley will be celebrated in Our Lady's Island Church this Wednesday, February 5, at 3 p.m.


A Seminar entitled 'Getting the Past out of the Present' by Fr Jim Cogley will take place on Saturday, February 15, 10 4 p.m. in OLI Community Hall. For bookings, please contact Jacinta at 086 0782404.


Congratulations to Joan Carroll on winning €94 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes are available from O'Doherty's, Meyler's and Rosslare Harbour post office. Draw takes place in the Community Hall after Sunday Mass. Thanks for your continued support.

Senior citizens AGM

Our Lady's Island/Tacumshane senior citizens committee are having their AGM on Tuesday, February 11, at 8 p.m. in Our Lady's Island Community Centre.

Date for your Diary

The Our Lady's Island GAA club dinner dance and reunion is on February 22 at 7.30 p.m. Talbot Hotel. Presentation of medals to our winning football team. Great night will be had. Contact 087 9815608 for tickets. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Story Night

There is a Storytelling Night in Tacumshane Old School this Friday, February 6, at 8 p.m. Come along, sit back and enjoy the talent, music, song and storytelling. Tea, coffee and cakes at interval. Great night's entertainment promised.

Ballycogley Players

Have you booked your tickets for our pre-festival performances of this year's drama circuit production, 'Dreamland' by Jim Nolan?

Our first performance will be in Our Lady's Island Community Hall on Monday, February 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets €10 at the door. Then there will be performances in the National Opera House from February 14 to February 16, bookings online nationaloperahouse.ie or by calling the box office 053 9122144.

Under the brilliant direction of Breda Hayes, the hardworking cast are as follows: Johnny - Seán Carthy, Dinny - Will Troy Walsh, Teddy - Colm Doyle, Cassidy - Diarmuid Buttimer, Beate - Justine Murphy, Stefan - Chris Maddock, Doc - Shay Hannon and Grace - Trish Boyce.

GAA Bingo

The GAA bingo continues every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in the Community Hall Coffee Shop. Jackpot now stands at €750 come along for your chance to win some money for Christmas.

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