Monday 16 September 2019

Around the districts: Annacurra, Aughrim, Avoca, Carnew, Coolgreany-Johnstown, Tinahely

The Kinsella sisters, Emer, Aoife and Catriona singing ‘Always a woman to me’ at the Swinging Pubs competition in The Bridge Hotel
The Kinsella sisters, Emer, Aoife and Catriona singing ‘Always a woman to me’ at the Swinging Pubs competition in The Bridge Hotel

Annacurra: Tinahely Ladies' GAA Super Draw - As part of a massive fundraising initiative Tinahely Ladies' GAA Club are holding a Super Draw with the top prize of a brand new Hyundai i10 car. Tickets cost €100 and are limited to 400 in total. There is also €2,000 worth of other prizes to win.

Tickets are on sale now from members of the Ladies Committee and club players. The draw for the prizes will take place in Murphy's Hotel, Tinahely on October 26.

GAA action

It has been a difficult year for the intermediate team so far. Relegation from the league and two heavy defeats in the first two championship games. So last Friday the match against Ballymanus gave us a chance to get our season going.

The first half was close. After 20 minutes we were just one point behind but Ballymanus finished off the first half well and went in 0-9 to 0-5 ahead. We had the aid of a slight breeze in the second half but it didn't help. Ballymanus dominated and eventually finished up 1-15 to 0-9 winners. This eliminates us from the championship and now we have a big challenge ahead. if we win our last two games we can avoid the relegation playoff.

Whist drive

whist drive on in Annacurra Community Hall on next Saturday night, August 10, starting at 9 p.m.

Lego/Krafty Kidz summer camp

Due to such an interest in our July date's, We are delighted to announce we will be running a SECOND summer camp in Annacurra Community hall. Dates Monday, August 12, to Friday, August 16. Times 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost €55 per child. Age group age 3-12

The children can pick art and crafts or Lego camp or mix between the two camps. To book a place or for more information about the summer camp, please contact Olive at 086 064 791.

GAA lotto

Results for July 29. Numbers 3-5-12-23. No jackpot winner. Next week €3,000. Match-three winners ; Johnny Thompson, Killacloran; Laura Doyle, Killacloran and Noal and Dorothy Shannon, Mucklagh. Draw held in Saltee on Monday night.


Items to be included in Annacurra notes can be emailed to by 9 p.m. on Sunday evening or phone 083 3136925.


GAA News

Our adult footballers had a convincing win over Lacken/Kilbride last Saturday in Baltinglass in the Junior A championship. This was a welcome return to winning ways after a heavy defeat in the first round of this competition. Great credit must go to all the players and management team who have put in a huge effort since then to learn and improve from the first game and all their hard work was rewarded last Saturday. Well done to all. Many thanks to the Baltinglass club for providing us with an alternative set of jerseys at short notice due to a clash of colours on the day much appreciated.

Physical Therapist Clinic

John Murphy MIAPT Physical Therapist clinic is in Aughrim Community Complex on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For appointments phone 040466168/086 8545157/085 1620301.


The numbers 1, 4, 11 and 27 drawn in this week's Aughrim Sports club lotto July 29 match-three winners were Christy and Áine, The O'Brien Grandchildren c/o Rory O'Brien and Eilish Lawlor, Tinakilly. The jackpot was not won. The jackpot is €2,250. The weekly lotto supports Aughrim camogie club, Aughrim GAA club, Aughrim Rangers Soccer club and Aughrim sports complex. People, who support the weekly lotto are lending support to the local sports clubs who are very much part of the community.

Town/Country Market

A warm welcome to all at Aughrim Town and Country Market, Rednagh Road, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy the buzz in the Pavilion Cafe as you catch up with friends over coffee and treats. Delicious brunches and light lunches are also on offer. Fresh local produce available, including organic fruit and vegetables, locally produced meat, eggs, preserves and fresh home baked bread and cakes. You may even find that special gift from our craft stalls. Please contact Caroline at 086 0865838 for further information.

Notes Deadline

Items to be included in the Aughrim notes should be emailed to before 8 p.m. on Sundays. Do not send attachments.



Bingo is played every Wednesday Night in Avoca Community Hall at 8.30 p.m.

Avoca senior citizens

The Avoca senior citizens committee wish to extend a big 'Thank you' to Myles Doyle and staff at the Avoca Recycling Centre for their generous donation to our fund from the proceeds of the Clothes Recycling. This scheme also helps towards many other local charities, so please remember the Clothes Bank at the Avoca Recycling Centre when you are having a clear out. Any unwanted books would also be very welcome in their second hand book shop which has a great array of books for the avid reader.

We are always collecting for the Avoca senior citizens, and have collection buckets distributed at the following locations: Avoca post office, Avoca Chemist, Henley's Shop and Café, Kelly's Bar, PG Rowley's Rathdrum, Leo's Bar Conary, Ferriers In White Bridge, The Meetings Avoca, and Delaney's Shop Woodenbridge.

We are very grateful to everyone for their contribution towards our local senior citizens and our heartfelt thanks go out to all of you.

Avoca GAA lotto

On July 31 winning numbers were 1, 2, 9 and 14. No jackpot winner. Three match-three winners: Tomás Kavangah (Snazz), Martina Kelly and Pat McCabe who received €35. Seller's prize: Mary Crean.

The next draw takes place on August 7, when the jackpot will be €1,900.

Our Lady's Island

The Avoca Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Island, Wexford takes place on August 15. Coach leaving church car park at 10.30 a.m. €15 for coach. Meal on way home extra. If interested please contact Evely Steward 086 3617465,Joan Dowling 087 2260968, Mary Moules 087 9383683 before August 12.

St Pat's 50/50 Draw

Winners for July 29: First €80 Pat McCabe, Avoca; second €50 Luke Kearney, Avoca; third €30 C Fox, Conary. Seller's prize: Pat McCabe. Next Draw in Fitzgerald's.


GAA Lotto

Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 4, 10, 22 and 25, lucky dips were Gret Fitzpatrick c/o Kathleen Kehoe. Niamh Collins. Denise Behan. Raymond Brennan, Tomacork. The next draw is August 6 in McCrea's and the jackpot is €3,200.

Wedding anniversary

Congratulations to Tommy and Marie Wafer, Kilcavan on their 50th wedding anniversary.

Tinahely walking club

The following are the walks for the next two weeks for Tinahely Walking club. August 11: Blackstairs Part 1: Killanure, Mt Leinster, Scullogue Gap. Level B, 13km, four hours. Meet Bunclody 10 a.m. August 18: Blackstairs Part 2: Scullogue Gap, Blackstairs, Mt - Glynn. Level B+, 18km, six hours Meet Bunclody 10 a.m. As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink. Please check Tinahely Walking Club Facebook page for any changes to the scheduled walks.


The Brideswell patron Mass will take place on Wednesday, August 7, at 7 p.m., all welcome.

Garden County Country Fest

Tickets are now on sale for the Garden County Country Fest. Teenage Disco tickets and Adult Tickets are now available in Victors Newsagents, Classic Cut Hairdressers and from all members of Carnew GAA Club or Carnew Heritage Club.

House clearance sale

There will be a house clearance sale in Drummond Gorey (Patty Rogans house) on Saturday, August 17, at 11 a.m. No reasonable offer refused. For further information contact Jim Gilbert 086 8406786.


Vintage Club

Preparations are progressing nicely for or second vintage day which will be held on Sunday, September 8, in Coolgreany. It was decided at a recent meeting that the club would support St Aidan's Day Care Centre Gorey, and some of our local community groups. An extra number of new events will be included this year, including basket making exhibition, also butter making.

The vintage area will include steam engines, vintage tractors and cars, classical cars, threshing, pet farm, dog show, bouncy castle etc among a number of other events. A great family day is promised, with music by Stacey Breen and also Hardy Bucks through the afternoon. Come along for a great day of entertainment guaranteed.

Positive Ageing Tours

The groups four-day holiday to Westport leaves on Sunday, September 15, please contact Maria at 086 0817534 for more details. deposit of €50 is required by Friday, July 29, All trips are fully insured and please contact number: 086 0817534 or 089 4443588.

Coolgreany Tidy Towns

Have you got an hour to spare some evening, as It is that time of year again when adjudication of the Tidy Towns Competition is about to begin, and the local committee are appealing for the support of as many as possible to help with the cleaning up of all the roads around the village and in the village itself to help improve the area. Don't forget this is Tidy Towns Month, and any support would be appreciated by the committee.


Birthday greetings to Daniel Seán Kennedy, Askinch, who celebrates his sixth birthday on Thursday, August 8; also birthday greetings to Ian Whitmore, Croghan, who celebrates his eighth birthday on Wednesday, August 7.

Inch Parish Quiz

Thank you to everyone who supported the Inch Parish table quiz in O'Rafferty's on Friday, July 26, A great evening was had by all. Our thanks go to the Condren family for organising the questions and the raffle; and to our MC Richard Lister.

The next table quiz will be at the Golden Anchor in Castletown on Friday, August 9, at 9 p.m. Hope to see you there.

Arklow Golden Circle

A trip to Ballymurrin Quaker house and to Kilmacurragh Gardens, on August 19, bus departs KFC side of Tesco car park at 10 a.m. at a cost of €20 including entry fees. An art class has been arranged, commencing on Wednesday, September 25, at 10.30 a.m. in the Presbyterian church hall on the Dublin road, the course will run for eight weeks, with a break over Halloween, cost €60 which included all materials. Our holiday to Sligo on October 6 to October 10, still has a few places remaining. Deposit of €20 before July 26 full payment before end of August, Contact Gertie at 083 4042746 to book for any of the events.

Local Notes

All contributors to our Local Coolgreany Notes, please be aware that all notes must be with me by 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the very latest for publication in the newspapers for the following week.


Walking club

Please find details of the next two Tinahely Walking Club Sunday walks:

August 11: Blackstairs Part 1: Killanure, Mt Leinster, Scullogue Gap. Level B, 13km, four hours. Meet Bunclody 10 a.m.

August 18: Blackstairs Part 2: Scullogue Gap, Blackstairs Mt, Glynn. Level B+, 18km, six hours. Meet Bunclody 10 a.m.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink.

Please check Tinahely Walking Club Facebook page for any changes to the scheduled walks.

Wicklow People