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Published 25/08/2015 | 00:00

Brendan Thompson, Dean Goldsmith and David O'Rourke having a good time at barbecue in aid of the RNLI in Ballytrent House on Saturday.
Brendan Thompson, Dean Goldsmith and David O'Rourke having a good time at barbecue in aid of the RNLI in Ballytrent House on Saturday.

Bannow/ Ballymitty

gaa club news

The Lotto this Tuesday will be €8,000 and will take place down in the Complex. Cost is €2 a ticket. All monies and tickets must brought back no later than 7.30pm. Well done to Michael Wallace who was a match three winner in the last draw.

Our Junior ladies football team travel to Davidstown in their County Semi-Final match this Tuesday evening at 7.15.If they are lucky this evening they will have a County Final this Sunday. Best of luck to the team and their mentor's David Sinnott, Paul Diskin, Barry Sinnott and Colm Murphy.

Keep 27th September free for the Club's Fittest Family and fun day events. Mixed teams of four will take part in an obstacle course. Opened to all male, female and children from 10 years upwards. Prizes to be won. Further information on our Facebook page or to Suzanne Scott 086 2533805 or Joanne Roche 086 3022840.

Well done to all our teams in Grantstown who at this stage of the year are progressing in to County Semi finals. From all ages and both boys and girls. All details are on the Facebook page.

The Junior Footballers are in the District Final in the coming weeks either against St. James or Fethard.

The Ladies Camogie had a great win over Ferns last week final score 4-12 to no score this lands them into a Semi final spot soon. Well done to the squad and to Davy MacDonald and Bid O'Sullivan.

The Junior Hurling team had a good win over Gusserane in their Championship match. Well done lads and to Pat Fitzharris, Bertie Doyle, Larry Coleman and David Currid.

Follow what's going on in Grantstown with fixtures and results on the Facebook page and Twitter account.


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir nOg-music for August: Thurs 27th Johnny G, Sat 29th T Bone country. Please support the building of our new ball alley.


In the junior county quarter final the girls beat Ferns on a score line of 4-12 to no score. Well done girls and also well done to the mentors. Congrats to the U10 team who beat St James by 11-2 to no score in the mini league. Good luck in your remaining games.

Grantstown Day Care

Volunteers: Grantstown Day Care is urgently looking for Minibus Drivers. If you have some spare time on your hands we would love to hear from you. Please contact Lesley on 051 561016.

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Tuesday 25th August. Pongo in the morning and trip to Our Lady's Island in the afternoon. Wednesday 26th August. Sonas in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Thursday 27th August. Pongo/Nail Painting/ Games in the morning and music in the afternoon.

Grantstown Housing: If interested, Please call Lesley for an application form or more information on 051 561016

Community Employment: Grantstown Day Care Centre is now recruiting for the forthcoming CE Scheme beginning September 2015. Carers, kitchen staff, and maintenance workers. To be eligible you must be over 25 years old and be in receipt of Social Welfare for 12 months or more. Signing for credits does not make you eligible for a CE Scheme.

If you would like any clarification in respect of the above, please contact Lesley Jones on 051 561016.

Please also ensure you are registered with DSP.

Chiropodist: Tuesday 1st & Thursday 3rd of September. Please feel free to book an appointment.

Yoga classes every Wednesday in Grantstown Day care Centre at 6.30pm. For more information please contact Julie - 087 2683005 or just come along on the evening.

Supervised Study

Supervised Study will recommence from 7th September, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5pm to 8pm over the back of Cost Cutters, Wellingtonbridge. Please contact Margaret Moran 087 2040823 or Marie Carthy 087 9709901 to book a place.


A Monster drive in bingo in Ballymitty will be held on Sunday 30th August at 3pm, with prize money €1,600. Proceeds in aid of Ballymitty handball club.

Corach Ramblers FC

Corach Ramblers "Split the Pot" is now located in 10 businesses around the parish: Breda's Corner Shop, Carrig on Bannow; Post Office, Carrig on Bannow; The Homeplace, Wellingtonbridge; aces Supervalu, Wellingtonbridge; Wallaces Hardware, Wellingtonbridge; Staffords Pub, Tullycanna; Post Office, Wellingtonbridge; Colfers Pub, Carrig on Bannow; Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge

The first draw took place on Sunday 16th August in Corach Ramblers Club House. Our first winner was Sarah Meyler who scooped up a massive €260. Corach Ramblers would like to thank all the businesses involved for their continued support. Results of this weeks draw that took place in Colfers Pub on Sunday last will be published next week. Next draw will take place in Staffords on Sunday 30th at 6.30pm.

All teams are in full swing into their pre season training. Keep an eye on their Facebook page: Corach Ramblers FC for up and coming events and training sessions.

The Men's A Team had a good run out last week at home against local rivals Fastnet Rovers. Corach ran out 4-2 winners with the goals coming from John Staples, Rajiv Kumar (2), Conor Neville. The Men's A team also played Taghmon A in a practice match and won 4-1. Scorers were Adam Diskin (2), Jon Reville (2).

Men's B Team played their first pre season game last Thursday away to Rosslare Port B and had a good 4-3 win, Stephen Diskin, Adam Diskin, Darragh O'Connor and Mark Sinnott with the goals.

Both teams play their first game of the season at home this coming Sunday.


Scout Group Registration

Registration for new scouting year will be held on Tues 25th August at 7pm in Scout & Guide Hall Piercestown. Registration fee is €45.00.

If you wish to put your son's name on the list for Registration/ entry for 2015-2016 scouting year, please contact our Group Leader, Jane Power on 086 3265406

We need more adults leaders in our Scout and Venturer section, please contact our Group Leader. Jane Power on 086 3265406.


Patrons will take place on Wednesday 2nd September in Drinagh at 7pm and Kilmacree at 7.30pm.#Thank You

Maimie Chapman, Templetown would like to express her sincere thanks to the Slainte restaurant, its owners and staff for supplying a wonderful party for her 70th birthday on 4th July.

She especially wants to thank all her family and friends for all the cards, presents and good wishes which she received on the occasion, and a special thank you to Paddy Hogan for supplying the lovely music on the night. Due to the large numbers received she hopes that this notice will be accepted by everyone. Thanks a million.


Send your notes to

Rathangan/ Cleariestown


If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10am on Friday morning.

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €6,600. The winning numbers were 3,8,10,16. Congratulations to the 11 match 3 winners who each receive €28. They were; Nicky Ryan, Bernie Burke, Ann Moore, Wendy Staunton, Martin Dwyer, The Bearded Wonder, Rachel Kavanagh, Darragh & Eimear Doyle, Aisling McNulty, Adam & Tara Devereux, Peter O'Leary. The next jackpot stands at €6,900 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 25th August at 8.30pm.


As and from 1st September 2015 the system for the payment of new graves in Rathangan Cemetery will change, the payment from now on will be handled by the funeral undertakers who will include the price on their invoice.

The prices which were agreed by the parish council in 2006 remain unchanged: (Single €150, Double €300, Treble €450). Graves may be pre bought but the price per grave doubles (Single €300, Double €600, Treble €900).

Pre bought graves will only be allocated in rotation and must be kerbed within Six Months of purchase otherwise the plot reverts back to the parish with the payment non-refundable.

The payment of pre bought graves will be handled by the parish council, All queries will be dealt with by the secretary Martina Furlong (051-563262,086-3509600

Variety Group

We are delighted to announce some of our production team for Calamity Jane. Our musical director is once again the wonderful maestro Mr. Fintan Cleary and this year we are delighted to have acquired the expertise and brilliance of a very well known director, Mr. Alan Corcoran, YES, south East Radio's very own Alan Corcoran comes to us with vast experience and knowledge and he is really looking forward to seeing all the talent our wonderful parish has to offer.

We will be hosting an information night on Wednesday 9th September in Rathangan Hall at 8pm where you can find out all about the show, the parts, the rehearsal schedule and everything involved. Adults and teenagers from first year up WE NEED YOU! Please follow us on facebook for ongoing updates.

Thank You

The Charity Drive held in Ballymagyr on Sunday the 9th August was a great success. Thanks to all who contributed and helped in any way. A grand total of €2,376 was raised for Wexford Hospice Homecare.

Strollers / Striders

Philomena, Jacintha and Martin (Irish Heart Foundation Trained Community Walking Leaders) would like to invite you to come along to our new 4 week Strolling programme. Participating in a regular walking programme can boost energy levels, helps relieve stress, reduce the risks of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. We are here to encourage and motivate our communities to get active.

Most of our current "Strollers" have now advanced into our new Group "Striders". This leaves us looking for new "Strollers". Our strolling sessions are very easy gentle walks. We take things very slowly. We stroll for 20 to 25 minutes taking short rest periods where needed.

Our new programme starts on Monday 7th September at 7pm in Rathangan Hall, and we will meet every Monday in Sept at 7pm. Striders will also meet at the same time, we will all do warm up exercises together and walk out together. The Striders will walk for approx 35-45 mins. Tea and coffee afterwards and a chat.

Please contact any of our 3 Leaders for more info Jacintha Cloney 087-9234121, Philomena Cahill 086-8700839, Martin Furlong 089 4363834. All Welcome

School Bus

A school bus is being arranged from Duncormick/Rathangan/Bridgetown then on towards Wexford. Other areas in the locality can be discussed. Contact Padraig 085 7242385.

Forth Walking Group

The Wednesday evening walks for the month of August are as follows: Wednesday August 26th Forth Mountain. All meetings at 7pm

The Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles had their week away lately in Dungarvan in the Gold Coast Resort.A fantastic week was had by all and the golf was pretty good as well.. After 2 rounds that week Oliver 'The Cute Fox' ran away with the title with John Doyle 2nd and Johnny Doyle 3rd. John 'The Golfer' Colfer coming in 4th. Thanks to all who travelled and played and the ladies for selecting the prizes.


The Irish Agricultural Museum will host the 2015 Open Potato Championship as part of the Annual Gardening Show on 12th & 13th September. Also in the Show this year keen gardeners from across Wexford can exhibit their homegrown fruit, flowers and vegetables. Schedules are now available from Mary Ellen on 086 244 1935.

Community Playgroup

The playschool will reopen on Mon 31 August at 9.30 am. Enrollments will take place on the morning.There are still places available for the free preschool year (ECCE scheme). Places also for younger children at €10 per morning. All welcome on the morning to view our facility and meet other parents and staff. For further details contact Jenny 087 4189210 or Michelle 087 6606242.

Baby Reflexology

A 3-week baby reflexology class is starting in Kilmore Quay on Thursday 27th August at 11am. Learn simple reflexology and massage techniques to help ease digestive issues, soothe and comfort, increase bonding and improve immunity. Classes are relaxed and baby led and last approx 1 hour. All your notes, foot charts and oil are included. For more info phone or text Julie on 086-6038813.

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