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Around the Districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Kilmore, Rathangan-Cleariestown, Tagoat

Bannow-Ballymitty: St Patrick's Day parade. Get ready your floats for our 10th St Patrick's Day parade on Sunday, March 17, at Carrig-on-Bannow starting at 2 p.m. More information contact Greg at 086 8174231 or Marie 087 9709901.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Bernie Power and family on the death of her sister Kitty Fitzgerald on Thursday, February 28. Kitty was laid to rest in St Fintan's cemetery Taghmon on Saturday after funeral Mass. May she rest in peace.

Comedy plays

Camross drama group will perform three one-act comedy plays in Carrig community centre on Friday, April 26, A night of laughter and fun. Come along and enjoy the fun.

Bannow 1169

Over the May bank holiday weekend we will be celebrating 850 years of the Norman Landing. Further information to follow later.

Social dancing

dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday March March 14 by Richie Halpin, March 21 by the Wicklow Man and Thursday, March 28, by Larry Campion from Laois. All proceeds in aid of handball clubs new build, all welcome and refreshments will be served.

GAA club notes

Lotto numbers were 1, 9, 14 and 18. Nine match-three winners congratulations to Thomas Whitty, Coolteggart; Dolores Sidney; D Roche Ballary; Adi Roche O'Leary, Bannow; Willie Donohoe, Bannow; Agnes Curtis, Loughnageer; Tortoise, the pub and Chris Nolan Walsh, Ballycullane. Next jackpot will be €11,300.

The Horse and Hound District Awards will take place this Friday and We congratulate Niall Murphy, who is this year's recieptent.

Shane Carroll and Joe Delvin were the two lucky names that were drawn out for the Irish Scholarship that takes place in Good Counsel this Sumer. Many thanks to all who entered the draw.

Serena Reville wore the corner forward jersey on the under-14 Wexford ladies' football squad she even got herself on the scoresheet.

Horeswood were too strong for the Intermediate Football team last weekend in the Tommy Hickey cup played in windy cold conditions over in Grantstown. Last weekend the league was due to start.

The Junior Ladies game against Cushinstown was called off due to the rain, sleet and snow showers.

We have had one Bodibro fitting evening last Thursday we will hopefully get another two or three night s in the next couple of weeks.

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

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 12th: Cards/Pongo in the morning and music with Frank Stafford in the afternoon, Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7 p.m. Wednesday the 13th: Word Search/Pongo in the morning and an afternoon at the Races, bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 14th: Pongo/Chair Exercises in the morning and Cards/Yoga in the afternoon. Monday the 18th: Closed for Bank Holiday. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday the 12th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 13th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 14th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 18th: Closed for Bank Holiday. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All these services are available to everyone in the community.

CE Scheme Vacancies - We have the following positions available in Grantstown Daycare Centre. Carers, Laundry Staff and Bus Drivers. We also have a position available in Carrig-on-Bannow Village for a Maintenance Person. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, Tús or have been unemployed for one year or more, then you may be eligible for a CE Scheme. If you are interested in learning new skills while helping others then we would love to hear from you. Phone 051 561016 for more details.

Beginners Computer Course

Another beginners computer course will commence in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesday, April 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for five weeks. This is a free course and laptops will be supplied by the tutor. Spaces are limited so phone reception at 051 561016 to book your place.


First Responders Group

In conjunction with the National Ambulance Service, we are now seeking volunteers to join a Parish First Responders Group. An information night will be held in Kilmore Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, with the opportunity to sign up on the night. Those from all corners of the parish are welcome to attend as we hope to cover all areas of the parish. Full training will be given. The aim of the group will be to compliment the ambulance service, offering assistance till they arrive.

Kilmore AC

LEINSTER JUNIOR AND MASTERS INDOORS - The Leinster Junior, Masters and Senior Indoors took place in the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown on Saturday. Thanks to our own chairman Paddy Morgan for the great photos. Kilmore AC had four athletes taking part during the day.

Jackie Carthy was back running Indoors and was the clear favourite to win the O45 1500m category. Jackie, who has won multiple European medals Indoors got herself into a good position early on and looked comfortable. She made a big surge in the last couple of laps to move up with the top two, who were competing in the O35 category and battled hard all the way to the line to claim another Leinster title, finishing third overall but winning her category in a time of 5: 01. Next up for Jackie is the National Masters Championships next Sunday in Athlone where she will run the 3000m.

Cian Bates was back on the runway for the Junior Men's Long Jump. Cian, who has already won the Leinster under-19 Indoors and came fourth in the National Junior Championships this season. He has been suffering with an ankle injury since his Leinster under-19 win. Cian had yet another strong performance yesterday finishing fifth with a best leap of 5.78m. The National Juveniles now come into Cian's focus and they will take place at the end of the month.

Sam Molyneux was in action in the Junior Men's 200m. Sam got out off the blocks well and looked really strong. He just missed out on fourth in his heat on the line by three hundredths of a second, finishing in a time of 25: 13 for fifth in his heat. He was unable to run the 400m due to an ankle injury. Rory Cassidy rounded out the action in the Junior Men's 3000m. Rory was determined to put in another PB performance, following a PB in the 1500m in Athlone last month. That's exactly what he did. He was delighted to run a PB, running 11: 03, 45 seconds quicker than nine months ago outdoors and finished seventh. Great results from the Kilmore crew.

CLUB AWARDS NIGHT - The Kilmore Athletics Club annual Awards night took place on Friday night at Mary Barry's. Several athletes won awards. Certificates for competing at Leinster and Juvenile level were given to several athletes. There were two runners-up for Juvenile athletes of the year after finishing on the same points total, Katelyn Boggan and Ross O'Flaherty. The Juvenile athlete of the year was also shared between sisters Rayna and Arwyn Thompson. Jackie Carthy won the senior athlete of the year, while Séamus O'Keefe won the lifetime achievement award. Chair. Paddy Morgan gave his award to Mary and Fiona Kehoe, for their service to the club throughout the year. Well done to all and thanks to Mary Barry's for the finger food.

NIGHT RUN - Well done to those who ran the Wexford Credit Union Night Run on Thursday in town, especially those coming from our Couch to 5k programme. Results as follows: Ger Power: 17th - 19: 43 Helen Doyle: 33rd (second female) - 21: 03 Sarah Mills - 27: 43 Jenny Burrell - 28: 56 Bridget Barden - 32: 02 Jean Cullen - 34: 40

GOOD LUCK - Good luck to Jackie Carthy competing in next weekend's National Masters O45 3000m race in Athlone.

TRAINING - Senior Training continues at Kilmore GAA Grounds at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday and Enniscorthy Sports Hub Saturday at 10 a.m. All adult members welcome as well as experienced runners.

Juvenile Training: We train in Kilmore GAA Grounds on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6.30 p.m. under-11s train indoors on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Centre. We also train on the track in Enniscorthy on Saturday at 10 a.m. S & C with Fiona on Wednesday in Kilmore GAA Centre at 6.30 p.m. for juvenile members. See training programmes for details. Young runners must be seven years old already this year to qualify under Athletics Ireland rules. New members welcome, parents can contact us on Facebook, Twitter (@ClubKilmore) or by emailing kilmoreathleticsclub@gmail.com.

COUCH TO 5K - Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds we will hold our Couch to 5k Programme. It would be great to see you come along and improve your fitness.

Ladies' Football

After the recent club AGM and EGM, we still have a significant numbers of officer positions to be filled. The club cannot operate successfully while these positions remain vacant. It puts undue pressure on the people who have volunteered to take officer roles and threatens the viability and future of the club.

The club is pleading with former players, parents and supporters to become more involved with the running of the club. If you are interested in taking a position, or know of someone who is, please contact Nicola at 087 0680511 or Tommy 086 8151402.

40th birthday

Happy 40th birthday to Carol Yarr the Hill, who celebrated this special occasion with a party in Quigleys. A great night was had by all.


Sympathy to the families of Noel Bates Dublin and formerly Longridge, who passed away following an illness. Congatulations Congratulations to Katie Martin Sarshill, who passed out recently from Templemore Garda Training College. Katie takes up her first posting in the near in Wicklow. Good luck Katie in your new career.

Special Olympics

Good luck to Lisa Redmond Tomhaggard, who has been chosen to represent Ireland in the upcoming special Olympics in Dubai. Lisa has put in a lot of hard work into her chosen discipline and her selection is well deserved.


The Scout Investiture and family treasurer Hunt takes/took place in Stella Maris Centre on Sunday, March 10. During the ceremony Colm Murray was presented with his five Year Service Award while Nick and Breda Hayes were presented with 25 Year Service Award. The group was also delighted to receive Excellence in Quality Scouting Award. The group will be attending the St Patrick's Day parade in Wexford on March 17 - details will be sent to sections during the week.

Beavers took part in 'I'm a Beaver Get Me Out of Here' Co event at Raven last Sunday, despite the weather with the youth members having a great time.

Scouts and Ventures will be attending the Spraoi weekend March 22 to March 24 at Lacken in Co Wicklow. Thank you to Wexford Co Co LCDC Committee for awarding Enhancement Grant e1750 towards Equipment.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

Thank you to Wexford Co Co LCDC Committee for the Enhancement Grant of €2,750 towards the defibrillator and exterior lighting for the Social Centre.

Ballycogley Players

Rehearsals for our full length production 'Same Old Moon' are coming along very well and director Breda Hayes is very happy with how things are progressing. This play is the life of Brenda Barnes and her story as a young nine-year-old girl right through to her forties. As we accompany her through her life we witness many challenges she faces including having a short - tempered mother and a father who is his worst enemy.

Performance dates are as follows: Sunday, April 7, St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea, Friday, April 12, Our Lady's Island Community Centre, Thursday the 18th, Friday and Saturday, April 19, and 20, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets for our nights in both Fethard and Our Lady's Island will at the door on the night (€10) and bookings for our nights in the National Opera House are available by booking online nationaloperahouse.ie or by phoning the box office 053 9122144. We look forward to your support.

Kilmore Variety group

Kilmore Variety group are performing Seussical the musical in the National Opera House on Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. tickets available from the Opera house This is a show for all the family so get your tickets and don't be disappointed.

Daffodil day

volunteers are wanted to sell flowers and pins in supermarkets in Wexford on daffodil day Friday, March 22, if interested ring John Cousins at 086 3554759.

Table quiz

Kilmore Active Retirement Association will hold its annual fun fundraising table quiz on Thursday, March 14, at 8 p.m. in Quigley's of Kilmore. This event is always an enjoyable one, with relatively easy general knowledge questions which will suit all ages. A raffle will also be held with lots of prizes, so a very sociable evening should be had by all those in attendance.

Active Retirement

Kilmore ARA held their monthly meeting on Thursday last in the GAA clubrooms after which there was a very enlightening and informative talk and power point presentation by Neal O'Grady the Wexford Assistant Chief Fire Officer, which all those present enjoyed and took note of the detail in the presentation. Neal was thanked for his attendance and then over a 'cuppa' he addressed queries from members.

As for the meeting our table quiz is on Thursday, March 14, at 8 p.m. in Quigley's and then our Spring lunch will be on Wednesday, March 20, in Mary Barry's and for a change we will have a fun table quiz afterwards. Booking is essential on or before Thursday the 14th at 087 2901251.



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 €3,400. The winning numbers were 10, 11, 21 and 28. There were four match-three winners who received €50 each. The winners were Ann Neville, Gary and Niamh Beatty, Emma Boggan, Killian Brennan Roche. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, March 12, and the jackpot now stands at €3,600.


Last week's winner was Jack Doyle winning €108. Next draw Thursday, March 14, in Stafford's. Thank you for your support.

Duncormick Tidy Towns

It's that time of year again, when we begin preparations for the Tidy Towns Competition. Please help us in keeping the village and environs clear of litter. We will have the first clean-up in March, more details to follow.

Seussical the Musical

Kilmore Variety Group are performing Seussical the Musical at the National Opera House on March 16 and 17. Tickets available from the Opera House. Matinee on the 17th at 3 p.m. and the 16th and 17th at 8 p.m.



We would like to send our condolences to the friends and family of Dickie Codd. His sense of fun was always on display whether it was riding shotgun in the bus and directing the drivers or his infectious grin for the other staff. Dickie was a regular at the day care centre for over 15 years and will be sadly missed. RIP.

Ladies' night

Just over two weeks to go now to our ladies' night in Coast Hotel. Stalls are now full and tickets are available from St Mary's Day Centre or on the night. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates..


Pilates continues every Thursday night at 7.30 p.m. in Tagoat Community Centre. Everyone welcome no matter what level.

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