Around the Districts
The winner of this week's Corach Ramblers split-the-pot is Ava Grace Dwyer from Duncannon, who wins a fantastic €800, well done Ava. Thanks a million to everyone for your continued support.
The A-team were knocked out of the FAI junior cup by AUL side Balscadden FC. We gifted them the perfect start when we conceded a sloppy goal in the first minute, they started at a high tempo and we were finding it hard to get our game going, after about 20 minutes we got a foothold in the game and created a few half chances without really troubling their keeper while they were looking very dangerous on the counterattack, it stayed 1-0 till half time and we came out in the second half and imposed ourselves on the game more and got our reward with 15 minutes to go when Niall Harney sent a rasping 20 yard shot to the top corner. We were pushing hard for a winner now and with five minutes left we thought we had got it when a cross from Gareth found Niall whose shot from six yards was brilliantly saved by the Balscadden keeper and so it was on to extra time where Balscadden got the all-important winning goal in the first half of extra time. It was a good effort by this bunch of lads and a great achievement getting this far in the competition. Best of luck to Balscadden in the next round
The under-15s lost out to a much more determined Ballymurn side this weekend, losing on a score line of 4-0. A poor showing from the lads who never got going, and Ballymurn kept our chances to a minimum with a couple of long range efforts from Cathal Cummins the most we could come up with. Back to the training pitch and we'll improve for the next day.
The under-13s were at home to fellow title hopefuls Gorey Celtic this weekend. The game turned out to be as tight as any top of the table clash should be. Despite having the lion's share of possession and chances we just couldn't find the finish to break the deadlock. The home side's keeper, Shane Carroll had little or nothing to do for the first 60 minutes of the game but when he was needed he answered the call with a fantastic top corner save to deny the away team the lead. The pressure built and built on the away sides back line but they held firm right to the end. With the final whistle only seconds away Corach's Cillian Cullen broke through the defence and closed down on goal, unfortunately his shot just scraped wide of the upright and much to the relief of the travelling teams management, the ref blew up for full time. No doubt the away side left Danescastle the happier but we'll put this result right in the return fixture in the New Year. Overall it was a good performance from these boys once again, keep up the good work boys.
Dancing in Tír na nÓg
Dancing continues every Thursday with music for this Thursdays dance (MRI scanner fundraiser) by Pat Daly; Thursday, December 22, Tom Murphy; Saturday, December 31, Dick and Ted. A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody from Ballymitty handball club.
There was a great turn out for the Christmas party night on Saturday, December 3, and the club would like thank everybody for their support. Appreciation awards were presented to Alan and Seamie O'Neill, Timmy Barnwell and Myles Byrne for their hard work and dedication to the club. The handball club extends sympathy to the Rossiter family on the death of Pat Rossiter, may he rest in peace.
Upcoming events in Grantstown Day Care: Tuesday, December 13 - Christmas party in Ferrycarrig, music with James Clooney; Wednesday the 14th Dec - Carrig School visiting and Pongo/jackpot; Thursday, December 15 - Yoga/Exercise and Pongo
The Grantstown Christmas party is on Tuesday, December 13, in the Ferrycarrig Hotel starting at 11.30 a.m. (Cost is €15 per head) clients residents, volunteers, staff are all welcome.
2017 New Year Arrangements - Closed bank Holiday Monday, January 2, 2017, reopen as normal Tuesday, January 3, 2017. A big thank you for all the support during the year from the board, management, Staff and volunteers at Grantstown.
Bernie from Wallace's Garden Centre wil show how to make a Christmas Door Sheaf and Christmas Arrangement on Tuesday, December 13, 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you would like to give us a ring we can supply you with a list of materials needed. Bernie will provide the wires, oasis, and noble fir greenery.
Also to be demonstrated by Bernie on the evening of the 13th is a Christmas hanging Basket which will be raffled off on the night. This was a great success last year, so please book your space ASAP and pick up your sheet of materials required 051 - 561016.
Bannow parents council are selling Personalised Christmas tree decorations at a cost of €3 each to be displayed on the church tree. All money raised will be donated to the school and church. To order your disc contact Michelle Power 086 3785780.
Results W/E November 29th: 1st Imelda Crosbie & Maura Doran; 2nd Dora Furlong & Noreen Hanrahan; 3rd Claire O'Connor & Marie French; 4th Eileen Stebbing & Margaret D Donoghue.
The Christmas party is on Tuesday, December 13, to be seated at 6 p.m. There is a game of Bridge after the meal.
The Christmas sale held in Balloughton Hall on Saturday, December 3, in aid of Balloughton church funds was well supported and this was very much appreciated. Profound thanks is extended to all who brought goods, donated and helped in many ways to make this annual event such a success.
The winners of the raffle were; Iris Copeland, Edlan Coupman, George Williamson, Alison Scanlon, Anne McMorris, Arthur Scanlon, Agnes O'Dwyer, Anne Long, Brigid Quirke, Kathleen Colfer, Joseph Wallace, Mary Dwyer and Bernie Furlong. Congratulations to all the lucky winners. We would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year 2017.
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The last lotto before Christmas will take place this Tuesday night with the jackpot a massive €6,800. Tickets can be purchased from the Post office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg Wellingtonbridge, and from any Club Officer from the complex. Tickets are only €2 each or a book of six for €10.
A huge thanks to everyone who supported our Christmas market on Sunday last. What a great variety of local produce that we have in our parish and surrounding areas. Santa arrived at midday and was surrounded by all the excited little ones who couldn't wait to tell him what they wrote to him for Christmas. They were all delighted with seeing the man himself and receiving their gift from him. Many thanks to everyone who helped us in anyway setting up and taking down for the Market and also to everyone who supported the club on the day it can't be done without the backroom team. From Pauline, Kirstie and Joeanne. All photographs on our Facebook page.
Craft Fair thanks
Rosslare Musical Society would like to thank all who supported our Christmas Craft Fair on last Sunday, December 4. We hope everyone had a good morning a special thanks to our Stall Holders we hope you did well. Well done also to all the TY Students from various secondary schools who supported us on the morning. Support for the music programme in our school is very well supported all year and we would like to take this opportunity to wish all are supporters a Very Happy Christmas and New Year.
We are now closed till January due to essential maintenance work being carried out. We will be back in January with all new stock. Donation can still be left in the Community Centre which is all greatly appreciated. Please think of us when you are having a clear-out. We need your support to help keep us going. Thank You.
Daddies Pool Night
Thursday, December 15, is Daddies Pool night in the Bay at 8.30 p.m. €5. Proceeds go to Scoil Mhuire parents' council.
Rosslare Youth Club
This Friday we are having Vantastic Gaming at our end of year Christmas party. Hope to see you all. Permission slips need to be returned a.s.a.p Reg Form and fee need to be returned before members can attend RYC. Join our group on Facebook for updates. Suitable for all first - sixth years. Cost €2 per week.
Community First Responder is a community based initiative designed to bridge the gap between a medical event and the arrival of HSE ambulances and paramedics. As we all know the first minutes in a cardiac event are vital and response times of ambulances especially in rural areas varies dramatically.
Ger Carthy our local public representative and professional paramedic has agreed to support us in setting up such a system here in Rosslare. We need a minimum of 20 people to start the programme, please indicate your willingness to at least know more about what is involved by emailing your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The five organisations involved in split-the-pot have agreed to assist with the cost of training, This training will include CPR. I would envisage that volunteers would only have to make themselves available or on call for one-day a fortnight, the more volunteers we get that frequency will become less, many hands make light work. Please show you care email email@example.com.
Rosslare Tidy Towns
Please join us singing Carols on Christmas morning at the annual Swim in aid of St Mary's Day-care Centre; 11.15 a.m. to midday at the tree in the Beach car park. Wrap up warm and sing out loud it is good for body and soul. Booklets of selected carols provided. Visitors and families welcome. Contact Margaret 086 1257487.
This week we have been preparing all the planters and borders around the village for the winter and we have also been carrying out some repair work down at St Brigid's Well. If you have ideas about improving the village please contact us. Planning of projects for 2017 are now being developed and we would really appreciate any help that we can get. A big thank you to the transition year girls who are helping us every Saturday rosslaretidytowns.com or Facebook Rosslare Tidy Towns Volunteers, ph 086 8337324. Please note the amount of Dog Poo is becoming a major issue and we appeal to all dog owners to be responsible.
Merry Christmas to all our supporters and friends and to celebrate the big day the draw this week is a guaranteed pot of €300. Congratulations to Kevin Driver who picked up €184 in last week's draw.
The next draw will take place in Tides on Friday, December 16. Entry only €2. Envelopes available At Nosh N Coffee, The Enterprise centre, The Lotus Restaurant, Turners Garage, McGuire's Hardware, Lollitots, Tides, The Bay, Centra, Kelly's Cafe in Meadows and Byrne, Cois Barry House, Kelly's Hotel Swimming Pool, The Pharmacy and Seashells.
If you have a business and would like to help by hosting a Box please contact any of the five participating groups, Tidy Towns, Lollitots, Cois Barry Community House or the two soccer clubs.
Cois Barry House
The board and management would like to take this opportunity to wish all their friends and supporters a very Merry Christmas.
Do you have you an issue with Arthritis? Do you need to know more about it? If so make a note in your diary for every Tuesday night seven to 9 p.m. Come along to a programme funded by Arthritis Ireland, Understanding Arthritis.
Youth Club meet every Tuesday 5.30 to 7.30 p.m. Taek Won Do every Saturday Basic classes start at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and advanced 11 a.m. to midday
If you would like to book the house for a birthday party or other event please contact David at 087 7631605.
Christmas Day Swim
I hope all the little visitors that have taken up residence on the beach recently move off before the big day. We would like to thank those who have pledged a few bottles for the punch, if there are any more out there please let us know. It is hard to believe and I don't want to scare you but there is only four weeks left to Christmas. So it is time to iron the togs and warm up the towel and get ready for the annual baptism in frosty waters that is the Christmas Day Swim.
The bucket collection on the day is as always for St Mary's Day-care centre, but it is also a great opportunity for other organisations to raise money. If you are planning a sponsored swim on the day please let us know by emailing your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.