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

Ballymore-Mayglass: Club celebration day. Mark it in the diary everyone. A very special club day on Saturday, August 24, in Ballymore. Everyone is invited to the official opening day of St Fintan's new clubhouse and fully lit community walking track.

This special day will start at midday with an under-11 hurling tournament in memory and honor of two great clubmen William Codd and William Doyle. The Codd-Doyle tournament will welcome teams from St Martin's, St Anne's, Kilmore, St Mary's Rosslare and Ballyhale Shamrocks from Kilkenny. An afternoon/evening of fun will follow with a fun children's show from the Rathnure Pantomine society, games, treats, barbecue, live music. This day will also celebrate 90 years of the club existence.

The club wishes to invite members, players and supporters past and present to join in this very special club and community day.

Intermediates win

After a tough physical battle in Kilmore the intermediate football team secured a vital two points in the championship table. Well done to the entire panel and management team.


The jackpot now stands at €4,000. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Thomas Callaghan shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 15 and 27..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.

Support Your Club

The St Fintan's GAA Club is part of a support your club project run by Pettitt's SuperValu and to qualify you are asked that when shopping in the supermarket to place a docket which you will receive at the checkout in a box bearing the name St Fintan's which is located near the exit. When there is enough dockets collected the supermarket chain will present the underage players with bibs and training gear. Last year the club received 50 footballs.

Mass Times

Ballymore church Wednesday morning Mass at 9.40 a.m. followed by Adoration from 10 a.m. to midday. Adoration also takes place on Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Evening Mass on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday morning Mass at 10 a.m. Mass will be said in Mayglass church on Monday and Friday mornings at 9.30 a.m. and Saturday evening at 7.30 p.m.

Items for the church newsletter may be dropped into the parochial house before Thursday at 10.30 a.m. Contact the parochial house on 91 58966 or email annsinnott0101@hotmail.com.

Thank You

The St Fintan's GAA Club would like to sincerely thank the Bargy Vintage club for holding its fundraising barbecue in the Coopers Inn and for sharing the proceeds raised between the club and Ballycogley hall. A big thank you also to those that supported in any way.

Body Building

Lisbon in Portugal was the venue were former St Fintan's and Wexford underage football player Cathal O'Brien achieved his greatest success to date finishing in fourth place at the Olympia World Body Building Championship. Prior to taking up body building which he did some five years ago Cathal was a keen forward with club and county and both could surely do with his services at this time. We wish Cathal all the best in his quest to reach the top.

Leo Carthy Weekend

Well done to all for arranging a fabulous weekend in memory of everyone's friend, great contributor to and lover of the arts, the late Leo Carthy. The Ballycogley players were once again privileged to have been part of this wonderful event. The group received a big surprise when Leos son Ger presented it with a special piece for its contribution each year to the festival and community.

Ladies' Football

The under-14 football team of St Fintan's reached the final of the Ferrybank Motors div.2 cup with a 2-08 to 1-04 victory over Taghmon-Camross.

The adult team played Baile Dubh Tire at St Patrick's Park in the final of the Staffords Bakeries junior A championship on Monday last with the result not to hand at this time.

Mary Rose Kelly was captain and goalkeeper of the Wexford intermediate football team that took on Meath in the quarter final of the TG4 all-Ireland championship but sadly lost out in a tough encounter.

Well done to the representatives from our junior team who took part in the Dawn walk this morning at St Ann's pitch in Rathangan, in aid of the ask campaign.

A busy week ahead for all the underage teams on Wednesday evening (14th) the under-14s will play the Division 2 Cup final in Boolabawn (Davidstown) at 7.15.On Friday the 16th the minors play the shield semifinal in Ballymore at 7.30. There will be a charge on the gate for these games.

The under-12 girls are up in St Martin's on Sunday the 18th at 11 a.m. in the Division 2 league, with the under-10s also playing next week no day or time yet that completes a very busy week for all our ladies, good luck to everyone of them.

Coiste na nÓg

Crossfinn Gaels were involved in the Wexford People under-17 hurling Roinn one South championship on two occasions defeating Horeswood 2-14 to 0-14 in its first game and travelled to Ballymurn on Monday last to take on Moguegeen Gaels with the result not yet available. The under-13 hurling team of St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island was beaten by Taghmon-Camross in a New Ross Standard div.5 championship. The under-15 hurling team was soundly beaten by Duffery Rovers in the Enniscorthy Guardian Roinn one south championship.

All Blacks AFC

Split-the-pot draw results as follows for Tuesdsy August 6 held in the Merry Elf, Killinick. Winner Kyle Rankin with a prize of €210 Apologies for not posting results weekly.

Draw on June 24 was held in the Merry Elf Killinick. Winner Mary Goldsmith with a prize of €210. Draw on July 1 was held in the Bargy Bar. Winner Jimmy Barry with a prize of €210.

Draw on July 8 was held in the Halfway House Pub. Winner Hayley and Kyle Sheil with a prize of €220.

Draw on July 15 was held in the Coopers Inn Killinick. Winner Harry Hughes with a prize of €200. Draw on July 22 was held in the Greenacres Pub. Winner Kathleen Corish with a prize of €235.

Draw on July 29 was held in Bridies Pub. Winner Denis Kenny with a prize of €220.

Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund, playground development and walking track in Casey Park.

Our Lady's Island

Opening of Pilgrimage

The Official Opening of Our Lady's Island pilgrimage takes place this Thursday, August 15, with Mass at 3 p.m. followed by Procession of the Blessed Sacrament. Sunday next, August 18, Mass and blessing of the sick at 3 p.m. with Guest Singer Fr Ray Kelly. Wednesday, August 21 - Focus on Angels with Speaker Francesca Browne. Sunday, August 25, Mass at 3 p.m. - Focus on Faith with Fr Brian Darcy. Mass daily at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Our new Coffee Shop is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. serving some beautiful home baking. Do call in for cuppa and chat.


Congratulations to Geraldine Kirwan, Cork on winning €230 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare HarbrPost office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

GAA bingo.

Well done to Eileen Parle on winning €850 in our weekly bingo. Bingo continues this week with the jackpot starting at €500.


Our footballers had a great win against Ballyhogue and received a walkover against Adamstown. They are now through to the quater finals with a game to play. Our hurlers beat Rathnure recently. They played Gusserane on Sunday last. Find match report in sports section.

They play their final group game against Liam Mellows in Farmleigh.

St Paul's AC

It was a busy week for our athletes with plenty of news, firstly we would like to congratulate two of our athletes, Maeve Hayes and Gergely Pap, who were representing Ireland in the Inaugural Youth Nations Cup which was held in Morton Stadium, Santry on Saturday, August 3. Maeve was competing in the Long Jump where she was fourth and Gergely was competing in the Shot where he finished in third place. St Paul's AC is a small club and to have two of our Athletes selected to compete at this level is fantastic and we are very proud of these two athletes, who will now enjoy a well earned rest.

Day two of the Mr Oil Senior Track and field Championships took place on Wednesday, July 31, and Danika Gilshinan had a busy evening, she was first in the Novice 3000m, first 400m and first in the 800m.

Congratulations also to Danika, who has been selected for the Regional Endurance Performance Squad for Leinster, which will take place over September 13 and 14 in Gormanstown College, Co Meath.

Congratulations also to all our members who took part in the Leo Carthy Weekend Fun Run on Sunday - Johnny, Yvonne, Hannah, Denise, Artem, Tadgh, Kadien, Jaro, Catherine, Danika, Veronica and Nigel.

Training will resume on Monday, September 2, at 5.30 p.m. at the Field in Kilrane NS.



To submit in the weekly notes contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Email rathanganhall@gmail.com. Notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,800. The winning numbers were 1, 15, 2 and 27.

There was three match-three winners who each received €70, they were Kathleen Ryan, Angela Hogan and May Malone. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, August 13, and the jackpot now stands at €4,000.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Brian and Liam winning €106. Next draw will take place on August 15 in the clubhouse.

Patron Dates

Sunday, August 11, Rathangan Old cemetary at 11.30 a.m., Killag Monday, August 12, at 7 p.m. and Kilcowan at 8 p.m., Duncormick Tuesday, August 13, at 7 p.m. and Ambroestown at 8 p.m., Rathangan Thursday, August 15, New Cemetary at 2 p.m.

Tidy Towns

Duncormick Area Action Group has once again entered this year's Tidy Town's Competition with judging from June-August.

We would also like to ask everyone to use the litter bins provided in the village.

Wexford People