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Priest celebrates 50 years

Fr. Sean Cullen will be home in his native parish in July of this year and we are arranging a little celebration for him, as this is the year of his Golden Jubilee of his ordination

. On Friday July 27 mass will be celebrated in Ballymitty Church at 7.30 p.m., and there will be refreshments afterwards in Ballymitty Hall and everyone is most welcome so please come along and join Fr. Sean on this very special occasion.


Ballymitty Handball Club was well rewarded this year by the Leinster Council and Wexford County Handball Board in appreciation for the upgrading of the ball alley by fixing several Leinster and County Championship games for the alley, which included the county Senior Singles Final.

Ballymitty Ball Alley is now rated the finest alley in the county and the committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who gave their time freely and for all their hard work also a huge thank you to the people who donated materials. A special word of thanks to Toddy Byrne for sponsoring the club with a new set of jerseys.

We would like to see more boys and girls form both Ballymitty & Carrig schools, joining the handball club to guarantee the future of handball in the parish, Coaching every Saturday morning from 10 to 1 and we are organising training during the week also, for more information contact 087-6120903.


The finals of the South East skittle tournaments will take place this Wednesday night July 25 in the Ball alley in Carrig starting at 7 p.m. with Rathangan V St Leonard's in the A final and Doyle's V Talaugh in the B Final, presentation of prizes takes places in Doyle's Pub with music by Johnny G Whizz and refreshments will be served.


Corach Ramblers Soccer Club will hold their A.G.M. this Friday July 27 at 8 p.m. in the club house, everyone is welcome especially all adult players. Adult teams are back training Tuesday and Friday nights at 6.45 each evening.


Job Vacancies Vacancies may arise over the next few months at Grantstown for eligible CE Scheme staff and names will be kept on a panel. If you are interested in a position in a kitchen please forward your CV with a cover letter to the manager, Grantstown Priory Scheme.

Voluntary Housing House available at Grantstown, please phone 051-561016 or call in for application form.

Reminder Cholesterol check, hairdresser, chiropody, physiotherapy available at Grantstown, for more info phone 051561016. Hairdresser in Grantstown Tuesday July 24 and Thursday August 2. Barber John is here every Wednesday. Chiropodist is here on Tuesday August 7 and Thursday August 9. Qualified counsellor now available Mondays in the centre.

Variety Show: Tir na nOg, Wellington bridge on Friday August 24, so get your act together for a great night of fun, tickets for sale, more details to follow.

Memories from Home Project using clay, paint and combined materials with community artist Mary Wallace in conjunction with Wexford County Council to start on Mondays 1-3 p.m. from July 16 to December. Please ring Grantstown day Care Centre to book your place if you would like to come along, all are very welcome.

Putting Green: We have now introduced a Putting Green for residents. But we do need putters. If anybody has a few spare golf cubs we would very much appreciate it if you could kindly donate them to us, thank you!

Meals on wheels: Delicious freshly home cooked meals delivered to your home, contact Jan on 051-561016 for more details.

Fun Day in aid of Grantstown Priory Church on Sunday August 19 at 2 p.m. fun for all the family, come and enjoy the day.


Carrig August 12, Bannow August 15 and Shemogues August 19.


A table quiz in aid of Niall Mellon township trust will be held in Sinnott's Pub, Duncormick on Wednesday July 25 at 9 p.m., your support would be greatly appreciated.


Cullenstown Community Group presents a cabaret in The Atlantic Bar, Cullenstown on Saturday August 11 at 9 p.m. all are welcome so come along for a great nights entertainment.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Margaret Mernagh and Family, Danescastle on the death of Margaret's mother Nellie Fitzpatrick last week. Nellie's funeral was in Buttervent Co. Cork, may she rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to Brian Lacey and the Lacey Family, Bannow Moor on the death of his wife Karen, in England aged just 41, may she rest in peace.


Opening of the 21st Phil Murphy weekend and launch of Our Parish Journal is on Thursday night in the community centre. Memorabilia of the last 20 festivals will be on display. Fr. Sean Cullen will launch the journal and Mick Wallace T.D. will open the festival. Refreshments and music on the night, admission €5, children free, workshop on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for more info or to book a place call 086-3191193.

On Friday night Dolores Keane will perform in the community centre at 8 p.m. tickets are €20 and are available at Bannow P.O., Colfer's and Whites Electrics, Saturday night concert with Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch and Paul De Grae, Donal Clancy and many more in the Marquee. Street session in the village in the afternoon and ceile in the community centre at 3 p.m. concert in the marquee with 'Folk the Recession' from 8 p.m.


12K road race is this Friday evening with 7 p.m. start, Run walk or stroll along and enjoy the craic.


Swim week takes place in Cullenstown beach on July 30th starting at 10 a.m. contact Joan on 085-1075079 or Eleanor on 087-6790661, all is welcome.


The U-10 camogie team kept up their winning ways with two more league wins in the last tow weeks. On Saturday July 14 they beat St. Anne's Rathangan on a score line of 4 goals to no score in what was their toughest game of the years so far.

Team on the day Ciara Anglim, April Moran, Rebecca Roche, Aisling Waters, Eleanor Aldridge, Rebecca Stafford, Emily Moran, Maxine Byrne, Niamh Millar 2-0, Sophie Scallan 1-0, Therese Keating, Shannon Anglim 1-0, Rebecca Holmes, Lauren Moran, Kate Cullen, Sarah Galvan, Grainne Foley, Annamae Carroll, Daniella Kinsella.

Then last Saturday Rosslare A were the visitors and once again our girl's cam good on a score line of 2-2 to 2-1.

Team was Ciara Anglim, Eleanor Aldridge, Rebecca Roche, Kate Cullen, Aisling waters 0-1, Niamh Miller 0-1, Maxine Byrne, Sophie Scallan, Rebecca Stafford, Therese Keating 1-0, Shannon Anglim 1-0, Emily Moran, Graine Foley, Daniella kinsella, Annamae Carroll.

That's four league wins from four games, our final game is on next Saturday morning at home to Rosslare B, well done girl's great stuff.

Our U-12's were beaten by Taghmon and got a walk over from Glynn-Barntown B. U-16's In the league/Championship U16's were beaten by Oulart. We play Glynn/Barntown this Thursday July 26 at 7pm in Grantstown.

The club would like to thank all the people who helped with our fundraiser, which was held at Pettit's St. Aidan's Wexford. It is much appreciated the raffle winners as follows: Fiona Moran€100 Voucher, Fiona Moran Bottle of whiskey, Luke O'Sullivan tin of Biscuits.


Congratulations to Shane Murphy Coolhull, son of Lorcan and Marion who married Cathy Lambert, Rosslare last Saturday in St. Patrick's Church Rosslare harbour.