Tuesday 21 November 2017

Lotto jackpot stands at €18,000

THE St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €18,000 and tickets can be purchased in the local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match three prize of €300 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn last week were 7,23,26,28. We thank you for your continued support.


Ber Cullen Sanctuary who is the fundraising agent for dancers John & Lisa Kelly will hold a fundraising coffee day and cake sale at her house on Saturday November 16th from 10am-4pm.

This is one of the many fundraising events which will be held in the lead up to the St Fintans strictly club dancing final which will be held in the Danby lodge on November 23rd, why not drop in on Ber and her family at Santuary Killinick for a coffee,chat and to support dancers John &Lisa.

Further fundraisers are as follows The F Factor (singing competition)on November 8th at 9pm in the Merry Elf. Corner Boy live at 9pm in the Halfway House on November 9th with raffle and prizes on the night. Fundraising cycle from the Coopers Inn carpark on November 10th at 11.30am.


Yoga Classes every Wednesday 8-9pm in Kilmore Village Hall, learn to stretch & relax, an all over body & mind experience, all welcome €8. For further info call Eileen Rowe 087 6804279.


Classes are ongoing every Monday & Wednesday at 7.30 pm. in Ballycogley Hall. Suitable all levels. 'Forever Active Seniors' also in in Ballcogley Hall. Mondays from 11.15 a.m. - 12.15 p.m. Call or text for all class info: Amanda Burke 087 9713339


Ladies come along and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the Danby Lodge on November 17th from 2-6pm. Pick up your christmas outfit,gift ideas and bargains to be had. Demonstrations on the day entry fee €3 with all welcome and proceeds in aid of the Mayglass church restoration fund.


The Mayglass church restoration fund committee are holding their christmas cake sale and raffle on Saturday November 30th before and after the 7.30pm mass in Mayglass church porch. Donations of confectionary would be very welcome and much appreciated. Thank you for your continued support.


Eric Byrne captain of the St Fintans golfing society will take the membership to Rosslare golf club on Saturday November 16th for his final outing of the season. This 'Turkey shoot' is sponsored by Mylers bar/lounge Tacumshane where the membership will return to on the evening for a meal during which the annual general meeting of the society will be held. Tee off time in Rosslare is 10.20am and we sit down for the meal at 8pm.

In addittion to the prizes for the outing we ask that all taking part take along a prize on the day and this means we all take a prize and perhaps two home that evening. Please come along and say a big thank you to Eric for a great season.


Following on their hard fought victory over Muckalee of Kilkenny in the Leinster club intermediate football championship St Fintans earned a semi final date with St Geraldines of Louth. The game will be played on Sunday November 17th but a venue and throw in time is not known at this time. Please check the sports pages of this paper for an update. We once again call on you to come along to support and be our sixteenth man.


A full range of St Fintans club gear is now available to order,T-shirts,poloshirts,hoodies, halfzip sports tops, coats, short and sock sets all available to order. To order please contact James Brady 085 7112106 or Sharon Pettit 086 1787498.

Orders can only be processed with full payment in advance. The ideal christmas gift for any family member young or older. Get them all into the club colours in preparation for the senior campaign.


Mass will be offered for our faithfully departed and loved ones every Tuesday throughout November in Ballymore church at 7.30pm and every Friday in Mayglass church at 9.30am.


This year's Killinick Craft Fair is on Saturday November 30th. It is in the Killinick Village Hall with crafts, homemade cakes, raffle, bric a brac and more. To top it all there will be a glass of mulled wine. Starts at 1pm until 4pm. For enquiries or to book a stall contact Deirdre Walsh at Stalls are free but limited on a 'first come, first served' basis.


The Rosslare Maritime Enthusiasts, namely Brian Cleare, Brian Boyce, Leo Coy & John Boyce are currently at the end of a 4/5 year project & have produced a book entitled 'Irish Shipping Ltd. - A Fleet History'. The book details the history of each of the vessels owned by the company from its humble beginnings in 1941 to its sad demise in 1984.

It also gives a fascinating insight into life at sea during the war years and how the brave crews kept Ireland supplied with essential goods. The authors, Brian Cleare, Leo Coy and brothers, Brian and John Boyce have done many years of research and gathered together over four hundred photographs covering every ship in the fleet. Many of the photographs have never been published before. This hardback publication will be a superb source of reference for many years to come.

The first and official launch of the book will take place on Friday November 22nd in Hotel Rosslare at 8pm and all are welcome. The authors will then visit the ports of Cork, Dublin and Waterford and other locations around the country to promote the book.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Paddy Casey Moortown Bridgetown who sadly died during the past week. May he rest in peace.


As part of the St Fintans GAA club Strictly Club Dancing fundraising campaign the following events will take place during the coming weeks. On November 23rd in the Danby Lodge at 8pm sharp the club final will take place and tickets for the night at €10 are currently on sale. The Coopers Inn is the place to be on November 24th when a breakfast morning will be held from 10am to 12noon. The strictly club dancing grand final featuring St Martins,Kilmore and St Fintans will take place in Whites Hotel Wexford on November 29th . Please support.


An evening of entertainment with Crystal Swing support by the Wexford Folk Orchestra in Whites Hotel Wexford on Saturday November 16th from 8.30pm to midnight. Tickets at E10 each are available at the door on the night.


There will be a special collection at all masses on the weekend of November 16th/17th in aid of the current crisis in Syria. Your support will be gratefully appreciated.


The senior citizens Christmas party will take place on Sunday December 15th in the Danby Lodge Hotel Killinick. Raffle tickets are currently on sale. Further details later.



There is a Pub Quiz in Mary Barry's on Thursday 24th November at 9.30pm and also following Thursday 21st. Quizzes are in aid of Tomhaggard Social Centre bank debt. This is a special appeal for help with these two evenings so please come along and help us get in the funds


The Kilmore Varirty Group's Christmas Choral Concert is on Thursday 19th December. Rehearsals for all adults will commence Tuesday 12th November at 8 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre. Children's rehearsals commence Sunday 17th November from 1-2 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre. As we have only 7 weeks to the Concert it is important that we have full attendance. Looking forward to seeing you all at rehearsals.


Time is getting short for our nine dance pairs now as we get ready for our preliminary heats. The eagerly awaited Strictly will take place on the 23rd November in the school Gym in Bridgetown.

Tickets are available in many local shops including Brady's Shop in Kilmore Quay, P.J. Murphy's P.O. in Kilmore, McDonnells Shop and also the Post Office in Bridgetown.

If you want you can ring any of the following and they will be more than happy to get tickets to you; Colm Dillon (087 6975581), Kevin McGeever (087 6322013), Peter Lambert (086 8573829), Aidan Miskella (087 6890402), Tony Furlong (086 4040197), Stephen Connolly (086 3452832). With huge demand tickets are going fast so get yours quick.


A huge thanks to everyone who has supported our events so far Last weeks Scrap Saturday was a huge success. All the events are in aid of the dancers fundraising efforts, and this week we have some excellent days and nights to look forward to.

There will also be a Table Quiz in Quigleys bar on Tuesday 12th at 9pm, this promises to be a great night. For all you walkers out there, we have just the thing for you!

On Friday 15th at 9pm there will be a 5mile Moonwalk. Leaving the AOH hall in Bridgetown at 9pm on a 5mile round trip, refreshments will be served after!! All are welcome, all you need is a high- vis jacket! Registration will take place at 8.30pm, and cost is €10 per person.

On Sunday 17th we have Super Sunday. From 9am to 1pm there will be a car wash in Kilmore Church Car Park. It will be €5 per car, with plenty of spot prizes.

At 2pm, there will then be a Car Treasure Hunt from the church car park in Kilmore. There will be lots of prizes for adults and kids, and there will be a prizegiving in Mary Barry's afterwards. If you can turn up to any of your events, your support will be greatly appreciated .


The schoolgirls Football team will play in the county final of the Rackard league against Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts at 6.15pm next Wednesday evening under lights in Taghmon. They will be bidding to retain their title and achieve 3-in a row in the process, best of luck girls!

The schoolboys contested the county semi-final on Tuesday last but lost out to Crossabeg after putting in a valiant effort. The boys can however be very proud of achieving the title of district winners this year.


From all in Kilmore GAA we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the Morgan family, Ballyhealy, on the passing of John last Saturday morning. Originally from Dublin, John was a big rugby fan, however it was at our county final that he attended his first ever GAA match, and following our win he also joined in our celebrations and had planned on travelling to Carlow to watch us in our Leinster Quarter final.

Following the win, John kindly donated towards sponsoring all the players a new gearbag each, and he was due to present the gear bags on the day he suddenly passed away. John had many close friends in the parish and the wider community, and this was testament to the gentleman and true friend he was. He will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam,


On Sunday last our minor team played their Divison 1 county final in Taghmon against St.Martins. The girls were unlucky in the final in wich was a very exciting game.

The Ladies football AGM takes place on Friday 16th November at 8pm in the clubrooms.All are invited to attend and if anyone would like to be involeved in anyway with our club please attend.


There will be a meeting of Community Alert in the Kilmore GAA club rooms on Monday 18th November at 8pm. All interested are invited to attend the meeting at which Text Alert will be discussed.


An Evening of Entertainment with Crystal Swing supported by Wexford Folk Orchestra in aid of Kilmore Parish Church in White's Hotel, Wexford on Saturday, 16th November 8.30pm to midnight. Tickets €10 available at the door on the night


The sudden death of the very well known Paddy Casey Moortown took place last week.Paddy had good health up to a few months ago. Paddy was a very nice and well respected person and sympathy goes out to all his family and friends on their great loss.


The 40 by 20 adult Winter League is close to the knock out stages and we could have up to 4 players through. Robert Byrne, Eamon Codd, Brian Busher and Jack Roche are all in the shake up.

A reminder that our AGM is on next Tuesday 19th November at 8pm in Bridgetown Vocational College.



The Our Lady's Island G.A.A Club family fun day 8-k walk, run or cycle fundraiser in aid of our G.A.A Club Pitch Development takes place this Sunday 17th November commencing at 1pm from O.L.I Community Centre. Refreshments will be served when participants return to the Community Centre.

Sponsorship cards should be returned on or before this Friday 15th November, for adult club members and ladies football to Rosaleen Keegan and for Coiste na nOg members to Eamon Devereux.

For those who want to take part and don't have a sponsorship card all you have to do is come along to Lady's Island Community Centre and pay €5 per person. For more information contact Eamon Devereux (0877737617) or Rosaleen Keegan (0868339236). Your support will be greatly appreciated.


A Children's Christmas Concert will be held on Friday, 20th December in Our Lady's Island Community Hall. All are welcome.


As there was no winner of last week's jackpot Our Lady's Island G.A.A. lotto now stands at €18,000 and tickets may be purchased from local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match 3 prize up for grabs each week. Last week's numbers were 7, 23, 26 and 28. Thanks to all for your support.


Congratulations and well done to Our Lady's Island/St.Fintans U-21 footballers on winning the District Final on Saturday last when they defeated Crossabeg on a scoreline of 12pts to 4pts. We wish them the best of luck in the County Semi-Final.

Wexford People

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