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Around the districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Our Lady's Island, Rosslare Harbour and Tagoat


Gillian Dooley, Emily O’Rourke and Grace Carty enjoying the bingo in St Mary’s Maudlintown GAA Club

Gillian Dooley, Emily O’Rourke and Grace Carty enjoying the bingo in St Mary’s Maudlintown GAA Club

Gillian Dooley, Emily O’Rourke and Grace Carty enjoying the bingo in St Mary’s Maudlintown GAA Club

Ballymore-Mayglass - Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others: For anyone who is interested in joining our Gaelic4Mothers and Others team.We are having our first get together next Monday night, May 13, at 7.30 in the club grounds. Gaelic4Mothers and Others is for women who are 25 or over it's non-competitive and no experience is necessary so why not come along and have some fun. For more information please contact Anna Marie Redmond at 086 8613353.


The jackpot now stands at €3,200. Last week's jackpot of €4,000 was won by Noeleen O'Byrne. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week and Des Wright shared in this prize. The numbers drawn were 1, 12, 19 and 25..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.

Mayglass NS

Well done to the girls of Mayglass NS who were triumphant in the South Leinster final of the Soar 5a side soccer. We now travel to the MDL grounds in Navan to represent Wexford in the Leinster finals on May 16 Anyone wishing to travel to support the girls should contact the school. Go girls.


Congratulations to our team, who represented Kilmore in the County Scoutcraft Competition in Blackwater last weekend. After a delayed start on Saturday morning, followed by 15 hours of site build, bases and test meal they finished off the weekend on Sunday afternoon with a well deserved Silver Standard and qualification for the all-Ireland Phoenix competition in Cork in August. We are very proud of their achievements for such a young team as they smiled through adversity and worked hard for each other in very trying conditions. Our Ventures and leaders worked hard all weekend on staff, manning bases, and supporting organising committee.

Cardiac First Responders Course.

A number of people from the locality and organisations who use Tomhaggard Social Centre are undertaking training on Saturday, May 11, 9.30-3.30 in County Hall Wexford. The course covers CPR, AED and FAST assessment for Stroke. It is a collaboration between PPN, Wexford Co Co, National Ambulance Service, Order of Malta, Civil Defence and Red Cross. The Tomhaggard Defibrillator is located outside the front door of the Social Centre.

Coiste na nÓg

The Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's under-15 hurling team travelled to take on Oylegate-Glenbrien in an Enniscorthy Guardian Roinn one south championship game and after a protracted battle lost out by just two points 0-07 to 1-02. The same group of players were pencilled in to take on Rathnure in the same championship over last weekend. Three members of the club Leigh Newport, Liam Crowley and Jack O'Leary played on the Wexford minor football team that was beaten by the minimum margin by Offlay in the Electric Ireland Leinster championship group two opener played in Bellfield. Jack O'Leary captain of the team scored 1-06 of the Wexford total of 1-09. Well done, lads.

Wexford GAA Wellness Week

Wexford GAA will organise a Wellness Week from May 6 - 12th 2019 with a view to promoting the importance of physical, social and mental well being. A full schedule of events will be communicated before the end of April with the week ending in a Family Fun day on Sunday, May 12, in conjunction with the Wexford v Louth Leinster Senior Football Championship game. As part of this Wellness week, St Fintan's plan to hold a wellbeing evening on Tuesday, May 7, in the clubgrounds with exact details to be communicated in the coming weeks.


A defibrillator has been installed on the wall outside the front door of Tomhaggard Social Centre. Anyone interested in receiving training on the proper use of the equipment should contact Breda at 086 858480, or any committee member. One course scheduled for Saturday, May 12, with Ger Carthy is full but we hope to run a second course facilitated by another trainer within the next few months.

St Fintan's

Very important notice for club members and clubgrounds users. Please note there is a portaloo now on site to the graveyard end of new building next to container. This is a temporary fixture while the clubhouse redevelopment works continue. We wish to communicate to parents, as of this week, that children CANNOT be released from training/matches till they are collected from the pitch itself, likewise we ask that parents walk their children directly to the pitch for each session.

The car park is extremely busy every evening and with restricted space there is a real safety issue with children crossing and running through the car park.

Again to ensure child safety, children must be assisted across to the toilet during pitch sessions and how this is managed will be determined by each individual management team. Child safety is our number one priority and we ask for your full assistance in ensuring same.

Tús Scheme Position; We are presently looking for a clubgrounds keeper/general worker. This is a Tús scheme position. Anyone interested must be on the live register for over 12 months.

All Blacks AFC

Split-the-pot draw result as follows. April 22 winning prize €225 goes to Mag Doherty. Tonights draw April 29 prize draw in Greenacres Pub Noeleen Jones collecting a winning prize €230. Next week's draw is on in Bridies Pub, on May 7. Apologies for late notification towards our prize winners. Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund, playground development and walking track in Casey Park.

Big well done to Ciara Murphy from our under-12 team who was picked to play for the County Inter League Squad in Bunclody recently. Ciara also had the honour of being chosen as Captain of the team on the day. The girls played excellently and drew 0-0 against South Tipperary in the first game. They were unfortunate to go down 1-0 against a very strong Cork side in the second game. Next up was Waterford and the girls won 4-1 with some spectacular goals made. Last up was Carlow and the girls put lots of pressure on but couldn't secure the all important goal leaving this game scoreless. Unfortunately the girls didn't progress to the next stage of this competition but we would like to wish Ciara and the rest of the squad all the best as they head to a blitz in Cork in two weeks time.

A wet and windy Grove Park was the venue for the under-16 Group A match between St Joseph's and the All Blacks. Playing into a strong wind and occasional showers in the first half, it took a little time for the girls to get to grips with the conditions. Indeed Josephs took an early lead, and were 1-0 up in the first five minutes, There were opportunities to stretch that lead too, but the All Blacks defence stood firm, and prevented further damage. Forays into the opposition half started to show a little more promise, with attacks coming down both flanks. It was one such attack that resulted in the equaliser, a neat finish by Zoe Butler, the right player in the right place, 1-1 and now the girls were growing in confidence. 1-1 at half time would have been a good way to end the half, but the half wasn't finished, a quick throw in down the left flank some quick footwork from Ciara Payne, another goal and 1-2 to the Blacks, a great way to finish the half.

The second half started and the All Black now with the benefit of the wind, quickly settled. A delightful through ball to Niamh Rees and finish that continues Niamh's current form, 1-3, and the girls were now playing some lovely football. The conditions proved difficult for both teams today, but the All Blacks continued to probe and continued to look for more goals. A corner from the left by Aoife Rees, some confusion in the Josephs defence, and a goal for Abi Sinnott 1-4.

Every attempt by the Josephs girls seemed to be countered by the resolute Blacks defence, quick into the tackle and then quick to counter attack. Another testing corner by Aoife Rees hitting the cross bar, and a free kick by Ciara Payne also hitting the woodwork showed that the Blacks weren't finished yet. And there were more goals, another precise through ball saw Niamh Rees run through on goal, and a finish to match the pass 1-5. Ciara Payne added to her tally with a second goal, again crafting the opening and finishing well. Ciara completed her hat-trick, and the scoring with a goal direct from the corner.

A match well won, well done to all the girls and coaches today some mighty performances all over the park. Thank you to all at St Joseph's for your hospitality, good luck for the season ahead.

Pitch Marking

In the absence of a scheme worker on the St Fintan's club grounds in Ballymore the club is seeking two or three people who might be able to help with line marking the pitch. The pitch markings are there and it is a case of double rolling the markings every nine - 10 days. Anyone, who might be able to help out is requested to contact Sharon Pettit at 086 1787498. We are hopeful of securing a new scheme worker for the club in the near future and this will only be a temporary arrangement.

Our Lady's Island

GAA Bingo

The GAA Bingo will have a new start time of 9 p.m. every week from this Tuesday, May 7, in the community centre. The jackpot stands at €525 Come along and try your luck. Helpers to run the weekly bingo are needed. If anyone is in a position to help out for an hour or two on a Tuesday night on a rotational basis, or would like more information, they can contact David at 087 6539541 or Suzanne 087 9598158.

GAA fixtures

Tuesday, May 7, under-13 football v Clongeen in Ballymore at 7.15 p.m. Thursday, May 9, under-15 football v Horeswood in Horeswood at 7.15 p.m. Friday, May 10, under-11 football v Shamrocks in Fr Murphy Park at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, adult hurling league match v Tara Rocks away at 7 p.m. We wish all our teams Best of luck - your support will be greatly appreciated.

ICA guild

The monthly meeting of Our Lady's Island ICA will take place on Monday next, May 13, at 7.30 p.m. in the Parochial House Conservatory. New members always welcome.


Congratulations to Trevor Sweeney on winning €108 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare HarbrPost office. Draw takes place in the Conservatory after Sunday Mass. all are welcome for cuppa, chat and draw.

Rosslare Harbour

ICA Guild news

President Kay Creane welcomed everyone to our May meeting. Kay thanked everyone who helped with the clean-up of the area and also for their contribution of toiletries for the Women's Refuge.

A big thank you to Carmel Lonergan for organising our day out to Glasnevin Cemetery. It was a very enjoyable day. We wished Evelyn Carr a happy birthday. Abbie from Estee Lauder gave a very informative talk on skincare.

Kay thanked everyone for all of their help during her time as president. Mary Kirwan was elected as the new president and the new committee was elected.

Competition was won by Mary Kirwan for the nicest apron. Raffle was won by Carmel Lonergan. Next meeting is on June 2 - new members always welcome.

Coffee morning

Shauna Nic Aogáin is hosting a coffee morning in the Kilrane Community Centre on Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds go directly to the Billy Riordan Clinic in Malawi.


The 3C Event

The 3C event is back on Friday May 10. Clothes! Cake! Coffee! (Or tea!). Join us in Tagoat Community Hall from 7 p.m. to grab yourself a bargain!

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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