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

Ballymore-Mayglass: Bargy Vintage Club - Bargy Vintage Club are once again heading for Wales on June bank holiday week end for our bi annual Irish/Welsh road run in aid of charity.

Vintage lovers from far away as Cork, Kerry, Louth, Offaly and every county in between will join us on Saturday morning, June 1, in Roslare Harbour to sail with Irish Ferries to Pembroke, and return on Monday, June 3, This year's run promises to be bigger and more spectacular than ever before as we will join the Welsh for their National run with over 600 hundred expected to take part. For further information call Willie at 087 7683820 or John at 086 2550704.

Thank You

The Ballycogley Hall committee would like to thank everyone who joined them for the recent coffee morning and for all your very generous donations. Thank you.


Beavers and Cubs are visiting the new Garda Station next Tuesday, May 28. Congratulations to Beavers from Kilmore and Rosslare Schools, who made their First Holy Communion.

Watercolour Art

Are you interested in learning or improving your art skill? Classes continue in Tomhaggard on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Murrintown Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in six-week modules. For details contact Maria Murphy at 086 3848364.

Wamboree 2019

Kilmore Scouts are hosting this year's Co Charity Camp in Kilmore Quay June 21 to June 23. Net proceeds are going to RNLI and Wexford Marine Watch. The concept of Wamboree is for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Ventures and Scouters come together for a fun filled weekend of minimal/cost neutral activities where everyone pays a fee to camp in the outdoors while raising money for charity. The previous Wamboree Camp in Kilmore three years ago raised over e2000 for Trócaire Syrian Refugees Fund. More details closer to the date.


The jackpot now stands at €3,800. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Kendra Corish shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 20 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.

Killinick Village scrubs up well

The Killinick Project' since March has been in the process of a big village tidy-up and green refreshment program that will continue throughout the summer months.

The clean-ups take place on Saturday mornings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The committee are working hard to rejuvenate the area and are very grateful for the help of local businesses, volunteers and other personal donations. All are welcome to our Saturday am workouts.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Darren Shaw Mayglass, who sadly lost his life following a tragic accident. May he rest in peace.

Coiste na nÓg

The St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island under-13 football team was in action during the recent past when it took on Marshalstown-Castledockrell in the New Ross Standard Division 5 championship. Though soundly beaten these young players showed no little skill and are proud representatives of their clubs.

St Fintan's

Ballymore was the venue when St Fintan's adult football team took on Ferns St Aidan's in Division 2 of the All County football league. This was a highly entertaining game with little between the sides at any stage and so it turned out to be when referee James Flood sounded the final whistle with both sides locked together on a scoreline of 0-16 to 0-16.

Laura enjoys Bafta Win

Local lady Laura Way had every reason to celebrate when while sitting back watching the Baftas when Eastenders was voted the best continuing drama, a result which she had a major hand in.

Four episodes were submitted and one of them was the special one directed by Laura which was shown last year. Laura directed four episodes of the soap and because of her special skills was asked to direct this special one and this episode is the only one to be nominated for the best single episode in the upcoming British soup awards.

Laura is the daughter of Irene and Michael Way and in her youth she was very much involved in the Wexford theatre workshop which was founded by her parents and she now runs the Gaiety school of acting graduate screen actors programme. Prior to becoming more involved as a writer and director of short films and music videos she had appeared in a great number of television and film productions. Congratulations, Laura.

Club and County Draw

The second in the series of three draws in the current club and county fundraiser will be held on May 29 and we wish our loyal supporters the best of good luck in the draw. The third draw will be held on June 26 and the club would like to thank the members of the parish for the warm welcome and support they afforded the S Fintans club ticket sellers. The club will benefit in a big way from your support which will help with the development at the club grounds.

Golf Outing

It has been suggested that former members of the now disbanded St Fintan's Golf society should meet up for a social occasion including a game of golf at a venue as chosen by those interested in taking part. Those genuinely interested show contact Paddy McGuire at 087 9680419 on or before June 5.

Baby Joy

Congratulations to Trish and Mark Sinnott Mayglass on the birth of their baby boy Cooper in the recent past.

Mayglass school win five-a-side competition

Well done to the girls of Mayglass school who have recently regained their Leinster crown in the Spar five a side A cup competition. Last week our team traveled to Navan MDL grounds accompanied by a great bunch of supporters.

The girls had to face four different teams in the finals, the group winner taking all. First up were the Mid Leinster and Laois champoins, however they were no match for the Mayglass ladies as they opened their day with a 5-0 victory. Next we faced old rivals Stonyford from Kilkenny. Having played this talented team in the Leinster finals last year, it was bound to be a tough game. Having conceded an early goal, Mayglass fought hard and drew level at half time. The girls promptly added a second shortly after the break and saw out a thrilling encounter to take the spoils 2-1. This tough game was the catalyst needed to get the girls into their stride, as they played some of the best football they have played all year in the following two games.

Next up were North Leinster champions St Peter and Paul school where Mayglass ran out 3-0 winners. Our final game was against Dublin champions St Joseph's school, who included some quality players. In a very physical battle the Wexford champions turned up the tempo and ran out comfortable 5-3 winners in the end, with our entire panel playing a vital part in setting up and scoring all five goals.

Having completed a clean sweep of the day's games, Mayglass were crowned Leinster Champions again and will now travel to the Aviva stadium again this year to represent Mayglass Wexford and Leinster against the winners of Munster, Ulster and Connaught in the all-Ireland final. Games will kick off at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Our school and parish wishes the team and management the very best of luck and hopefully we can go one better this year and bring the cup home to Ballymore-Mayglass.

All support is greatly appreciated on the day. Updates of games and snaps of the day will be available on the school website mayglasns.weebly.com Good luck all.

Our Lady's Island

Cake sale

OLI/Tacumshane senior citizens are holding a cake sale on Sunday next, June 2, in church grounds. If you would like to donate home-baking it would be greatly appreciated. All baking can be dropped to the Snooker Club any time from 10 a.m. onwards, or to any committee member. For more information contact Kelly Anne 087 2845025.

Tractor and Vintage Run

Our Lady's Island Tractor and Vintage Run will take place on Sunday, June 9, in Our Lady's Island village in aid of Scoil Mhuire, Broadway. Registration from midday in Community Centre. Run commences at 1 p.m. Refreshments available from midday. Children's entertainment from 1.15 to 3.15.


Congratulations to Nick White, Carne on winning €96 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare HarbrPost office. Draw in the Conservatory after Sunday Mass. all are welcome.

GAA Bingo

The GAA bingo now has a new start time of 9 p.m. every Tuesday in the community centre. The jackpot stands at €550. Come along and try your luck.

St Paul's AC

Congratulations and well done on a great day at the Leinster Schools Track and Field championships last Saturday, May 18, in Santry.

Gergely started the medals rolling with double gold in the Inter Shot and Discus, Maeve second Senior Long Jump and third Senior High Jump, Erin second Senior Shot and Danika sixth Inter 800m. Gergely, Maeve and Erin now progress to the all-Ireland Schools Championships in June.

Congratulations also to our younger athletes who were competing in the County Wexford Primary Schools Sports on Wednesday and Thursday at the Sports Hub in Enniscorthy.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday Morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,600. The winning numbers were 3, 10, 20 and 27. There were three match-three winners who received €70 each. The winners were Peggy Colfer, Johanna and Jamie Walsh, Kendra Corish. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, May 28, and the jackpot now stands at €3,800.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Shane Walsh winning €102. Next draw will take place on May 30 in Sammy's. Thank you for your support. Cake sale.

There will be a cake sale in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. hosted by the McCormack family in aid of the Relay for Life, Irish Cancer Society.

Annual Patrons

Annual Patrons will take place on Friday, June 28, at 6.30 p.m. in Kilmannon and 7.30 p.m. in Ballyconnick. Mass in Cleariestown at 7 p.m. Coffee morning - Thank You

The Cousins family would like to thank everyone who came and supported our coffee morning on Sunday, May 5, in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare. Thanks to all who helped, baked, gave donations, for those who sponsored prizes, for the raffle and for the use of Kilmore Community Hall. Three €639.80 was raised for this great cause.


Vintage Rally

The Tagoat Vintage Rally will be held on July 21 this year to avoid a clash with the all-Ireland hurling final. There will be a meeting in Tagoat Community Centre on Thursday, May 30, at 8.45 p.m.

St Mary's Day Centre

We were delighted to welcome Granstown Day Centre to our centre last week. Thanks To Peter and Anthony for the music, a great afternoons entertainment was had by all.

Our Day Centre can provide a bus to the centre, meals to our patrons and meals on wheels to those who need it. We have a nurse on duty as well as our carers. We offer chiropodist, hairdresser, showering, yoga, music, art and much more.

We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday for patrons and Monday to Friday for meals on wheels. Come in and see us or call at 053 9132624 to see what we can do for you.

Camogie Club news

Our under-14s played their first championship match of the season away to Bannow. The girls put in a superb performance. The match ended in a draw which was a disappointment to the girls as they were the best team on the day. It won't be long before this team are winning matches. The girls continue their season with a number of challenge matches and get ready for the next round of the championship.

We were invited to participate in Caman Leinster in Abbotstown sports centre in Dublin. Thanks to everyone who sponsored our under-12 girls. The sponsorship helped greatly with the cost of the bus, meals etc.

There continues to be great numbers at training across all ages and grades.

Open Garden

Doyle's, Orchard Park are opening their garden to the public every Sunday. All are invited; proceeds will be divided between Tagoat Parish Church and Tagoat Day Care centre.

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