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Around the Districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Rosslare Harbour


Roisin Larkin, Ciara Mangan and Josie O’Brien at the Kellogg’s Cúl Camp at Blackwater GAA club grounds

Roisin Larkin, Ciara Mangan and Josie O’Brien at the Kellogg’s Cúl Camp at Blackwater GAA club grounds

Roisin Larkin, Ciara Mangan and Josie O’Brien at the Kellogg’s Cúl Camp at Blackwater GAA club grounds

Bannow-Ballymitty: GAA club news. Lotto numbers were 12, 16, 21 and 29. Congratulations to our match-three winners Micheál Dreelan Bannow and Wendy Staunton Balloughton. Jackpot will stand at €14,000 while the reserve pot is €2,300.

The Pat Neville golf classics takes place on Friday, August 30, in Wexford Golf Club. Tee off times are from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Contact Jason at 086 8107111 or Donal 087 9175010 for further details.

The Intermediate Footballers played Ballyhogue in their next round of championship football in Bellefield on Saturday last. The Junior Hurling team played Glynn-Barntown in Clongeen and their opponents this weekend are the Rapps.

Our Junior Ladies had a Sheild semi-final last night against Ballyhogue.

Speedy recovery to Mark Wallace, who sustained a nasty eye injury during the Intermediate Football game and also to Darren Cadogen, who broke his collarbone in the Adamstown match. Get well soon lads.

Best of luck to all involved in the Fleadh this weekend.

Hope all our students enjoy their deb s and best of luck to all receiving their leaving cert results this Wednesday.

Social dancing

dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, August 15, Jimmy Hogan and Lar Kenny, August 22El-Paso and August 29 Cupla. All proceeds in aid of hand ball clubs new build, all welcome refreshments served.

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 13th: Pongo in the morning and Cards/Ball/Parachute games in the afternoon. Wednesday the 14th: Pongo in the morning and the showing of a local movie produced by Denis Cadagon in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 15th: Mass with Fr Cullen in the morning and Pongo/Sonas in the afternoon. Monday the 19th: Exercise with Mairead/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Services Available in Grantstown - Tuesday the 13th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 14th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 15th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 19th: Group Physio with Mairead. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All of these services are available to everyone in the community.

Home Baking - Would you like some delicious Home Baking for any occasion? We bake to order so you will get freshly baked produce every time. Brown and White Soda Bread €3. Plain and Fruit Scones six for €3, Apple Tart €4. Ginger Bread €4. Cream and Jam Sponge Cakes from €6. Tea Brack €4. If you get your order in before 11 a.m. you can collect it the same day. Phone 051 561016 to place your order.

Volunteers Needed - We Need Volunteers, who are willing to drive clients to doctor and hospital appointments in our car. We Need Volunteers with a (D1) minibus license to collect clients in the morning and drop them home in the afternoon in one of our buses. We Need Volunteers to assist the clients in the Daycare Centre to ensure they are enjoying their day out. You could be making a cup of tea and chatting with the clients or helping them with pongo, games, crafts and having fun yourself. Please phone us at 051 561016 for more details.

Monster Drive-in Bingo

Monster Drive-in bingo will take place at Grantstown Community Village on Sunday, August 25, at 3 p.m. €1,500 prize money. Raffle with lots of prizes. Tea served with homemade cakes.

Ballymitty Hall - dates for diary

Monster Drive-In Bingo - Sunday, August 18, and Sunday, September 1, at 3 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. €1,500 in prizes including Special page; €50 one line, €100 for two lines and €150 full house. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and cakes served.

Ballymitty Hall Committee EGM - will take place on Friday, August 23, at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Important update in respect of the planned new hall development. All welcome on night.

Community Alert

Bannow-Ballymitty Community Alert AGM and meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 3, at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall.

Rosslare Harbour

Annual Patron

The warm sunshine combined with a gentle breeze were our companions as Father Desmond led the people in prayer at the annual patron ceremony held on Sunday, August 4, last.

The community gathering provided us with an opportunity to reflect and remember in our prayers, dear family members and friends who have gone to their eternal reward.

Father Desmond thanked all who have helped in any way over the past year, especially all those who gave so generously during the gate collection. This year's figure reached a record amount of €1532.00; your support is very much appreciated. The money raised will help us maintain the cemetery over the coming year. Thank you also to our a Cappella singer Jude, who provided us with some beautiful hymns to suit the occasion.

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.

St Mary's GAA

The lotto was not won €6,850. The numbers were 1, 14, 19 and 32 on August 6. One match-three winners Gordon Kavanagh. Next draw is August 13 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €7,000. We are looking for more people to help sell tickets. From next week the seller of a winning jackpot ticket will win €500 and there will be a monthly voucher seller draw for €50. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish. The winning sellers ticket was sold by Claire and David McDonnel.

A big thank you to all who supported our Guess the score competition there was no correct score. Congratulations to Ruby Lambert on winning the draw for €100.

Our under-20 Team is with Kilmore and the Hurling championship and our district semi-final will be on Tuesday, August 20, at 7 p.m. in Carne against Our lady's Island. Manager is Conor Roche 087 2027202.

Under-7s Boys Well done to our under-sevens on Wednesday, August 7, in Piercestown playing two very good football matches. Training this week is on Monday.

Under-9s Boys Training Tuesday the 13th at 6.30 p.m. under-10 Hurling blitz in Ferns Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. under-eight Hurling match Sunday the 18th against Cushenstown TBC.

Under-11 boys' Hurling training Monday, August 12, 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Hurling match on Wednesday the 14th in Kilmore at 7 p.m. Please support our boys.

Under-13 boys Are playing their quarter final championship football match against Monageer-Boolavogue on Tuesday, August 13. Please come and support our boys who are having a very good season.

Under-15s Boys' Hurling training Tuesday the 13th seven to 8.30. Hurling match against Bannow-Ballymitty in Tagoat 7.30 Thursday the 15th. Rising stars football match against St Anne's in Tagoat at 11 a.m. Sunday the 18th. Please support our boys.

We are always looking for new players to join at all levels so if interest ring one of our managers or our Underage chairman Derek Howlin 087 8371879.

The shop is open on home match days and is stocked with socks, nick, tops, hurls etc. in the colours of the club. So come a long and wear the club colours.

If anybody wishes to help in anyway please contact chairman Conor Roche at 087 2027202. We need your help to make our club even more successful. We are looking for a PRO at present. If anybody interested in Facebook/Twitter etc and would be interesting in helping please give us a ring.

Camogie Club news

Brilliant stuff from our under-12 girls. 21 players travelled to St Anne's for an exciting match. Both teams created loads of chances and we took an early 2-0 lead. Excellent skills and sheer determination saw us come away with a 4-01 to 0-01 win. Superb work girls.

The under-10s had a practice match in Tagoat against St Anne's. A screamer of a goal from Zara was enough to seal the win in a tight match. There were some excellent skills on display especially from some of our younger players.

Our under-eights were in action in their last county blitz of the season in Ferns. They played three matches and showed off the skills they have learned all summer at training. It was a super day out. Thanks to all the coaches and parents for travelling.

The under-14s next match will be on Monday (12th) in Tagoat when the girls take on Ferns in what promises to be a close match.

Environment Group

The winner of the hand made swing bench was Vivien Naessens Howlin, Rosslare Harbour. The group would like to thank all those who supported our raffle for the bench and a massive thank you to Paul McCormack for making this for our raffle. If you would like one for your garden, contact Paul. We would also like to thank all those that purchased tickets or donated teddy bears for our stall at the Community Weekend Festival. Your support was very much appreciated.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

The Group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group'

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