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Around the Districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Kilmore, Our Lady's Island, Rathangan-Cleariestown

Bannow-Ballymitty: GAA club notes. Lotto numbers were 5, 6, 9 and 32. No winners. The jackpot stays at €14,000.

The Pat Neville golf classic takes place on Friday. Best of luck to all who have teams entered. We shall see you all on Friday.

Well done to our under-eight camogie team who played a blitz in Clongeen. Photos of the team on our Facebook page. Our under-seven and under-eight drew against Clongeen on Tuesday last in both their Football and hurling games.

The Junior Hurling team played the Rapps in their Champions match in St Patrick's Park Enniscorthy on Friday evening last. Well done lads great match deserved the points from it.

Keep up to date with what's going on in the club on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 27th: Trip to St Louis Daycare Centre for the day. Wednesday the 28th: Pongo/Reiki in the morning and Sonas/Imagination Gym and a General Knowledge Quiz in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 29th: Chair Exercises/Pongo in the morning and Cards/Skittles/Rings in the afternoon. Monday the 2nd: Exercise with Mairead/Cards/Games in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday the 27th: Hairdressing by Katherina from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 28th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 29th: Hairdressing by Katherina from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 2nd: Group Physio with Mairead.

Home Baking available all week. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All of these services are available to everyone in the community.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will be returning to Grantstown Court on Wednesday, September 18, from 3.10 p.m. to 3.40 p.m.

Thank You

A huge thank you to Danescastle Music Group, who entertained us with some beautiful music on Wednesday last and congratulations to the under-15 Group, who were crowned all-Ireland Grupaí Ceoil Champions at the weekend.

Social dancing

dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, August 29, Cupla. All proceeds in aid of hand ball clubs new build, all welcome refreshments served.

Corach Ramblers

This week's winner of split-the-pot was Shauna Culleton, who scooped €511 congratulations and thanks to all for your continued support Well done to the corach over-35s on winning the Richie O'Dwyer memorial cup last Saturday and congratulations to Barry Sinnott on receiving the man of the match trophy.

Study Centre not re-opening

The study centre in Wellingtonbridge will not be re-opening this September. Opening of it will be reviewed for January 2020. Thanks to all the students and parents that helped to make it a success for the years that it ran so far.

Cullenstown Community group

Cullenstown Community Group monthly meeting is on Wednesday, September 4, at 8 p.m. in the Atlantic Bar, Cullenstown. New members always welcome.

Community Alert

Bannow-Ballymitty Community Alert AGM and meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 3, at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall all welcome. If you haven't paid you fee of €10 for three years membership please do before or at the meeting.


AOH Hall, Bridgetown

IT Centre open Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only €2 per hour for use of a computer. Printing, Scanning, Photocopying and Laminating service also available. To reach us ring 053 9175523 or email bicinfo18@gmail.com. The hall is available for meetings, groups, clubs etc. at €10 per hour. All social welfare forms, drivers licence, pensions etc. available in the office, assistance with filling in same is also provided if needed. All online services, car tax renewal, passport, property tax and all other services are also available.

If members of the community would like to see more services available to them please let us know, we will do our utmost to meet your needs. Please visit our Facebook page Bridgetown Information/Technology Centre, like and share our page to spread the word around to the community and surrounding areas. People of all ages are welcome to avail of our services.

Please note we will be holding Coffee Information Mornings with people giving short talks or give advice on relevant subjects to the community later on in the year following the summer holidays.

We are preparing for the autumn and winter months. Our main aim in the AOH Hall, Bridgetown is to provide activities, services, social items, a range of courses and enhancing IT skills in our IT room.

Volunteers are needed. If you think you can teach others, start up courses or other activities using your talents and knowledge, please contact us at 053 9175523 or email bicinfo18@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you.

Kilmore Scope

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, September 11, at 2 a.m. in the AOH Hall, Bridgetown. We are appealing to people out there who feel they could contribute to the committee and bring fresh ideas and services to the table to please come along. It would be lovely to see new faces involved. The community could be a thriving one if the residents of the area would make the effort and work together to achieve much more, which as the end result, would benefit the overall community in a massive way. All ages are welcome. You can contact us at 053 9175523 Mon - Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a chat.

Toddy Moore 10k

Entry for the inaugural Toddy Moore 10k is now open. See our Facebook page for the link. The race takes place on Saturday, September 14, at 5.30 p.m. with a two Mile Fun Run beforehand that kicks off at 5 p.m. Entry online, which includes special race T-shirt is only €15 with on the day entry for the 10k priced at €20.


Sympathy to Chrissie and the Barry family on the loss of Jimmy. Sympathy also to Mick and the Murphy family on the death of John recently.

Condolences are also sent to Eilish Stafford on the passing of her brother Brian last week. May they rest in peace.

Kilmore AC

MASTERS TRACK AND FIELD - The Irish Life Health National Masters Track and Field Championships took place today in Tullamore. The two Kilmore athletes competing, Fiona Kehoe and Jackie Carthy had high hopes of making the podium.

Jackie was first up in the O45 3000m. Jackie produced a really strong performance to win gold in a time of 10.46 minutes. Fiona was up next in the O35 800m. In what was a tactical race, Fiona took the win in a time of 2.17 minutes. She was pushed all the way by Denise Toner (Clones AC), who was racing in the O40 category.

Not content with one medal each, both women returned later in the day for the 1500m races. Fiona won her second gold medal of the day in the O35 race. Time TBC. Jackie won a silver medal in the O45 category. Time TBC.

These results are fantastic. Both Jackie and Fiona continue to put our small club on the map on the National and International scene.

That concludes the Track and Field season. All eyes will now be on the road for the next few weeks and then we'll be onto the busy Cross Country season.

TRAINING - We are now back training. Younger Juveniles training on Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6.30 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds. Older juveniles and seniors start at 7 p.m. Training every Sunday morning at 10 a.m., location confirmed in parents Whats.

App group. New members, aged seven in year of competition always welcome, contact Mary at 087 7564888.

Scout news

Scout registration for the new Scout year will take place on Wednesday, September 4, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Tomhaggard Social Centre. Meetings will resume for Cubs, Scouts and Ventures on Wednesday, September 11, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Beavers Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Priority will be given to siblings of existing members and those on the Waiting List. There are no places available in Beaver Section 6-8, very limited places in Cub Section 9-11, and spaces available Scouts 12-15 and Ventures 15-18. If you wish to go on Waiting List for next year you can attend registration night or contact 087 6858480.

Due to increase in Scouting Ireland fees, registration fee is €55 which can be paid in installments, and subscription has been increased to €4 pw.

PHOENIX SCOUTCRAFT COMPETITION - Congratulations to Glacier Patrol, who took part in the all-Ireland Scoutcraft Competition in Cork last week. The young team of Adam Ffrench, Patrol Leader, Ava Lawton Breslin APL, Brendan Thompson, Emma Cave, Aimee Doyle, Josh Phillips and Ben Lambert achieved the highest points our group has achieved in the competition to date, narrowly missing out on Gold Standard. Two Ventures Huan Er McBride and Cian Doyle also attended and we're on staff, manning bases over the weekend.

Women's Shed

The Shed will resume on Monday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meetings are held in Tomhaggard Social Centre, new members welcome.

Our Lady's Island


We have great crowds of pilgrims coming every day for both the 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Masses, also a large number of them make the journey around the Island.

The following groups are due to come over the remainder of the pilgrimage season: Tuesday, August 27. Clonard Parish 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 28. Divine Mercy and Pro Life 8 p.m. Thursday, August 29. Duffry Social Club 3 p.m. Piercestown/Kilmore, St V de Paul 8 p.m. Sunday, September 1. Focus on Recovery from Addiction 3 p.m. Monday, September 2. Ferns Pioneers 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 3. Adoration Group 3 p.m. Ecumenical Service 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 4. A Time to Heal 8 p.m.

Sunday, September 8. Closing Ceremony 7 p.m. Mass followed by Torchlight Procession.

Community Coffee Shop

The Community Coffee Shop is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. We are looking forward to welcoming you all again, for the beautiful home baking, tea and chat our Good as New and Craft shop is open also.

Chloe Agnew Concert

An evening with Chloe Agnew, original star of Celtic Woman is performing with her dad David Agnew in concert in Our Lady's Island Church on Saturday, September 21, at 8 p.m. Proceeds to OLI. Parish funds and Wexford Women's Refuge. Tickets €20 from Island Voices choir members, Parish Gift Shop and Island Coffee Shop.


Congratulations to Richard Kelly, Wexford on winning €250 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Dohertys, Meylers and Rosslare HbrPost office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

GAA Bingo

GAA bingo continues every Tuesday night in the Community Hall at 9 p.m. The jackpot now stands at €550 - do come along for a chance to win.

Leo Carthy Weekend

The following were the winners of the 6K Run held in conjunction with the recent Leo Carthy Weekend - Men: First Niall Sheil. Second Jim Stafford. Third John Egan. Lady: First Jackie Carthy. Second Danika Gilshinan. third Sinéad O'Brien. Girl: first Izzy Asple. Boy: first Noah Johnson.

Spot Prizes: Denis Noonan, Tadgh Crowley, Colm Doyle, Nicole Gaffney, Steven Gaffney, Karen Gallagher. Many thanks to all who participated in this lovely sporting event.

The following are winners of the raffle in aid of Irish Heart Foundation held at the Variety Concert: First Prize - Maura Donnelly. Second prize - Joan Cooley. Third Prize - Sharon Doyle. Fourth prize - Nate Sylvester. Fifth prize - Annette Spencer. Sixth prize - Joan Doyle. Seventh prize - Breda Hayes. Eighth prize - Maureen. Ninth prize - Francesca Russell. Tenth prize - Maura Donnelly. Many thanks to all who supported the raffle and the very successfull Variety Concert.



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 clock Friday Morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €4,200. The winning numbers were 3, 8, 23 and 32. There was two match-three winners who each received €100, they were Declan Colfer and Darragh and Eimear Doyle. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, August 27, and the jackpot now stands at €4,400.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was PJ Corish winning €136. Next draw will take place on August 29 in Wheelhouse Bar, Baldwinstown. Thank you for your support.

St Anne's GAA

Club Shop - Open Every Tuesday Night from 8 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in the clubhouse. St Anne's Shop for all your Training and Spectator Needs.... - Get Training and Spectator Ready. Bobble Hats Adults and Kids €15 - Beanie Hats €9 (All Fleece Lined) - Adults Only St Anne's Sleeveless Gilet at €50 and St Anne's Jacket at €60 - Warm Down Filled and Wind Resistant - Wall Balls €7.50, Shorts, Jerseys, Training Tops, Hoddies, Polo Shirts, Skirts, Socks, Rain Jackets and Beanie Hats. St Anne's Skinny Tracksuit Pants - Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 €35 - Age 15-16, Small, Medium Large etc €40 - Call or text Ann 087 2076869 or email stannesshop@gmail.com Please Note the club Gear Shop in the clubhouse is Open on Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Health and safety - A busy GAA season is well under way with training, matches and the increase of the public using the walking track, for health and safety reasons children are not permitted to kick football or hurl against the clubhouse Wall and in the parking areas. Dogs are strictly forbidden in all areas of the clubhouse, Club Grounds, Pitches and Walking Track. On approaching the parking areas, dropping off or picking up children please be vigilant and always expect the unexpected. Please Slow Down.

Rathangan parish council

Rathangan parish council would like to thank the clergy, the choir and Bob Saunders (sound) for their contribution to the patron Mass. Thanks to Paddy Monaghan and Ger Furlong for looking after the cemetery. Thanks to the people for looking after their loved one's graves. It is a credit to everyone. To maintain the cemetery in its best condition, we would remind people to please bring home their rubbish. Thank you. Total of the cemetery collection was €3,069.10.

Raffle results ware as follows: First prize Catherine Culleton. Second prize Guss Doyle. Third prize Martina Furlong. Fourth prize Joan O'Keeffe. Total profit from the raffle was €1,433.35.

Road Run

Tractor/Bike/Car/Walk/Road Run, Old and New in Aid of Rathangan Parish Development Fund takes place on Sunday, September 15. Registration from 12.15 p.m. Starting at Rathangan Church at 1 p.m.

Refreshments will be served afterwards in Rathangan Bar...Your support would be much appreciated.

Fastnet Rovers fc

Want to play soccer with Fastnet Rovers? New players always welcome. Join a very inclusive, fun club. We cater for all levels of fitness and experience. Any queries check out our Facebook page or contact any of the committee members. We have the following age groups: Schoolgirls groups: under-11s girls born 2009, under-14s girls born 2006/2007/2008,

Schoolboys groups: under-10s boys born 2010, under-11s boys born 2009, under-14s boys born 2006/2007, under-16s boys born 2004/2005. Youths born 2002/2003.

Senior Women and Senior Men Hope to see you at training soon.

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