Around the Districts

Published 08/09/2015 | 00:00

Diane, Stasia and Martina Banville enjoying the Carrigbyrne Adventure Evening last Sunday.
Diane, Stasia and Martina Banville enjoying the Carrigbyrne Adventure Evening last Sunday.

Bannow/ Ballymitty

Music School

Two sisters Elaine Stafford and Darina Gleeson from the Bannow parish opened the Gleeson School of Music in Westpoint Clonard Wexford on Saturday 22nd August which was officially launched by Mayor of Wexford Ger Carthy .

The girls thanked their parents, teachers and all who helped them with their music through the years. The school is now taking bookings for various instruments and genres of music.

The Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles had The {Presidents Day in Rathaspeck on Sunday 30th August in lovely conditions and 19 members played. Oliver "The Cute One "Roche played a blinder and won the First prize with Trevor Jones 2nd and Johnny Doyle 3rd. Birdie clubds and nearest the pin were also collected on the day. Our President Johnny Doyle was delighted with how the day went and thanks everyone who came and played.

Joannes Fitness

Joanne's Fitness 4 Women classes commenced on Monday 7th September in Carrig on Bannow. For all details please contact Joanne Waters on 087 2861727 and facebook Joanne Waters. All classes are suitable for beginners and advanced levels. Other venues include Ballycullane Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Campile Hall Wednesday evenings. Aerobic Combo, Boxercise, Circuits, something for everyone. Cost is €8 per class with multi class rates, starting at 7.30pm.

cycle for Homeless

Dennis Kenny will participate in Fr Peter McVerry's annual Dublin Wexford cycle on 19th September for the homeless. His target is to raise €2,000. Please donate at Bannow PO Wellingtonbridge PO or text Dennis at 0868200992. Your help is needed now more than ever.

Calamity Jane

Rathangan Variety Group are 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.


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tir nOg music for September Thurs 10th Slaney Mist, Thurs 17th El Paso, Thurs 24th Pat Hogan, Saturday 26th Theresa and the Stars. Please support the building of our new ball alley.

Bridge Results

W/E 04/08/15 1st Breda Kehoe & Annette Kelly 2nd Etna Horan & Anne Lawlor 3rd Imelda Crosbie and Maura Doran

W/E 11/08/15 1st Peggy Quigley & Anne O Brien 2nd Bill Whitty & Sean Finn 3rd Margaret Quigley & Marie French 4th Marie O Connor & Marie Devereux

W/E 25/08/15 1st Oona Dwyer & Marie Devereux 2nd Mary Byrne & Mary Cosgrove 3rd Aidan Colfer & Paddy Whitty 4th Mick Harpur & Breda Kehoe

Carrig on Bannow Bridge Club AGM will be held on Tuesday 8th September at 7pm. in Carrig Community Hall.

Camogie notes

The U12 girls played Blackwater away in the league championship and had a very good win 7 goals to nil.

In the U10 mini final played in Wexford park on Sunday 30th August the girls best Kilmore 4-1 to no score.

In the junior county semi final they beat Geraldine O Hanranans New Ross 4-12 to 4 points. Good luck in the County final.

GAA club news

This week's lotto will be €8,600. Draw will take place in Taghmon. Please have all monies and tickets down in the Complex for 7.30pm.

Both our Junior ladies teams are into County Finals over the next couple of weeks. Well done to the squads and their mentor's Davy McDonald and Bid O Sullivan over the Camogie and David Sinnott, Barry Sinnott, Paul Diskin and Colm Murphy over the football. Bring home the cups no bother to ye ! All dates and venues will be on Facebook page.

We wish Gary Mortan and Darragh Murphy speedy recoveries after their injuries during the Hurling quarter final match . Replay to be played this weekend.

The Family fitness fun day will take place on Sunday 27th September all details on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Don't forget the Big Bingo on Saturday 19th September. There will be €1,500 in prizes.

Clothes collection on Wednesday 23rd September in the Complex: We need bottles, jars, cans or tins for the bottle stand in the fun day/field day. All donations kindly accepted and can be left down in the Complex. Thank you for your continued support.

Grantstown Day Care

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Tuesday 8th September-Pongo/Exercise in the morning and music in the afternoon. Wednesday 9th September-Pongo in the morning and New Ross Day Care Centre attending. Thursday 10th September-Pongo/Chair/Exercises 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.We are looking for 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.

Chiropodist: Tuesday 29th September & Thursday 1st October. Please feel free to book an appointment.

Supervised Study

Study has recommenced on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5pm to 8pm over the back of Cost Cutters. Please contact Margaret Moran 087 2040823 or Marie Carthy 087 9709901 to book a place.

Community Alert

The AGM of the Bannow / Ballymitty community alert will take place in Carrig community centre on Wednesday 23rd September. Please bring your text alert membership on the night.

Corach Ramblers FC

Well what a start! The two managers couldn't ask for much more from both teams. A colossal 11 goals between the two teams.

The A team had a shaky start going 1-0 down but there was no looking back after that! A massive 7 goals for their first game of the season! Hopefully it stays that way as they start in a higher division this year. Goals came from Adam Diskin, John Staples (5) and an own goal. The B team had a great 4-0 win against local rivals St Leonard's B. Goals came from Niall Harney (2), Ben Brosnan and Richie Walsh. Well done to both managers and both teams. Here's to a great season!

Corach Ramblers will host a Table Quiz in Staffords Pub in Tullycanna on Tuesday 20th October. A team/table of four costs €20. There will be a raffle on the night.

Our Lady's Island

Mass Times

From this Saturday, 12th September the Saturday Vigil Mass in Our Lady's Island returns to normal time of 7p.m. Sunday 11a.m. and Sunday in Tacumshane at 10a.m.

Coffee Shop

We would like to say a big 'Thank You' to our many volunteers who helped in any way. Also a big 'Thank You' for our many donations of food an goods-greatly appreciated. Thank you to our many customers, great to see all our regulars back again and new faces also. We had a great season once again. Mass will be said in thanks to all. Coffee Shop is closing on 9th September. Hope to see you all again next year.

GAA Club Super Cash Draw

Our Lady's Island GAA Club Super Cash Draw took place last Saturday night in the Island Bar. First prize €1,000, the winner was Thomas O'Connor, second prize €100 winner Cathal Devereux and third prize €100, winner Damien Donovan. Thanks to all who supported the draw which was a great success.

I.C.A. guild

The I.C.A. will resume again after the summer break with a meeting on Monday next, 14th September at 7.30p.m. in the Community Hall. Looking forward to seeing all members again-new members always welcome also.

G.A.A. News

Well done to the U-14 hurlers who won the semi-final against Askamore on Saturday. The boys were level at half-time but went on to win on a socreline of 1.6 to 1.2. They will now meet Buffers Alley in the County Final in the coming weeks. Well done to all involved.

As there was no winner of last week's Jackpot, Our Lady's Island G.A.A lotto now stands at €7,500 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 5, 12, 21 and 24. Thanks to all for your continued support.

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 €7,200. The winning numbers were 5,12,21,24. Congratulations to the one match 3 winner who received €300. The match three winner was Andrew Dwyer. The next jackpot stands at €7,500 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 8th September at 8.30pm.

text alert

Re: Rathangan / Duncormick Community Alert The text alert is now active . Be aware & text! Signs are visible around the areas.

Over the next few weeks you will receive a text of welcome as a registered member. Sorry about the delay. Watch notes and texts for updates.


We extend sincere sympathy to family and relatives of Mary Doonan, Pembrokestown. Also to Rory Hannigan and family, Redmoor on the death of his father. May they both Rest In Peace.

calamity jane

Rathangan Variety Group are 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.

Field Day raffle

Raffle Results from the Field Day: 1st Prize €150-Saidhbh Hannon, 2nd Prize HAMPER-Sean Hogan, 3rd Prize €50-Ann Fitzgerald, 4th Prize €50 Voucher-Dylan Cullen.

Golden Eagles

The golden Eagles were in Rathaspeck this week, Clive Kelly running out the winner, with Ger Stafford a close second. John Colfer was third on the day and also won the birdie club.

Next Sunday 13th September we are playing our last Full Course which is Waterford Castle with tee off at 12 noon. Please all be early and ready to play. See you there

Bag Collection

Cleariestown Community Playgroup are holding a bag collection on Monday 28th September. This is a great fundraiser for the playschool and a great excuse to have a good clearout before the winter sets in.

Items for the bags include used clothes (men's, women's and children's) shoes, bags, belts, curtains, bed linen ( no duvets) , old soft toys . Old mobile phones will also be collected. Bags may be left at the community centre any weekday morning between 9.30-12.30.

Scouts registration

Registration for new scouting year will take place in Tomhaggard social centre on Wednesday 9th September from 7-8pm.

There's very limited places in cubs (age 9-11) and scouts (12-15). There's place in beavers (age 6-9) and Ventures (15-18) groups. Meetings will resume for cubs on Wednesday 16th September from 7-8.30pm, beavers Saturday 19th September from 10-11.30 and scouts and ventures Wednesday 23rd September from 7-8.30pm. Any details contact 0876858480.

Women's Shed

The Shed will resume in Tomhaggard social centre on Mondday 7th September from 10am to 1pm. It is open to any ladies who want to learn new skills, share own skills or just come along for a chat and cuppa.

There's plenty of exciting activities planned for the next few months. Cost is €5 each towards running costs of the group.


Ballycogley Players are putting the finishing touches to one act plays selection. Anyone interested in getting involved or reading for a part should contact any member of the group. The comedy plays will be performed during the opera festival and other local venues.

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