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Aoife Codd, pupil of Scoil Mhuire Broadway who made their Confirmation in Our Lady's Island Church on Friday morning, pictured with her parents Michelle and David and brother Jess.
Aoife Codd, pupil of Scoil Mhuire Broadway who made their Confirmation in Our Lady's Island Church on Friday morning, pictured with her parents Michelle and David and brother Jess.

Our Lady's Island

Tacumshane Cards

We had a good turnout of players for Old School cards on Tuesday last. Kitty Corish won with three games, Brian O'Leary and Aidan Power shed joinet second with two games each. Aidan Power also won the steak. Cards every Tuesday in the Old School at 8.30 p.m., all welcome, €5 in, tea, coffee and craic served.

ICA guild

The March meeting of Our Lady's Island ICA will take place on Monday next, March 13, at 7.30 p.m.

in the Community Hall. Claire Carthy, Foot Practitioner will attend to give a talk on foot care. New members always welcome.

Carne FC

Everybody at Carne FC would like to thank everyone who supported their fundraiser in the Lobster Pot on Friday, February 24. They would also like to thank Ciaran and Anne and their staff for a beautiful meal.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Nellie Maloney, Airdownes on winning €176 in split-the-pot draw for the second week in a row. Draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

Minor Football

ST. JOHN'S VOLUNTEERS 2-07 OUR LADY'S ISLAND/ST. FINTANS 1-08: Another game and another narrow defeat for the boys today in not ideal conditions. After a pitch inspection, the game commenced with a Vols point quickly replied to with an Adam Devereux point from play before the town side netted from close range after some good work from their right wing and corner forwards.

The next three points all came from our boys, Shane Pettit (free), Liam Flood and Devereux again bringing us level at 1-01 to 0-04 just 16 minutes in.

Two quick Vols scores from a free and a well hit 45 regained the lead before one more point apiece with David Pettit pointing from close range leaving the half time score at 1-04 to 0-05 in favour of the town team.

The home side extended their lead with and early point, a fortuitous goal and two more points with a Devereux point being the only reply.

The final 15 minutes seen a bit of a resurgence from the boys, with some hard competing and firm shoulders bringing an edge to the game that seen the final three scores going out way after their keeper saved superbly from the penalty spot. These were points for Devereux and Flood followed by a Cian Meyler goal.

Next Sunday sees the lads grab the ash and travel to Mersheen to take on St James'

GAA. Lotto

So we're back to a €3,000 jackpot. Tickets available locally and through club members. Last week's numbers were 3, 6, 14 and 23.

GAA Fixtures

Our men take on Bannow-Ballymitty hurlers this Saturday in Carne with a 3.30 p.m. throw - in, while our minors travel to Ramsgrange to hurl against Dunbrody Gaels on Sunday, throw - in at 11 a.m.

Piercestown

Active Retirement

Annual Coach Tour 2017-Slieve Russell Hotel Cavan on August 27 three nights DBB (Sun to Wed) with two-day tours (details to be advised later). Price is €280 pp sharing with €15 SRS. please ring Ann Rochford 087 6677411 to book your place, deposit of 100.00 secures your place. Great weekend promised. Book early to avoid disappointment, seats booking fast.

Coach Trips - May 2: Wicklow Gaol and Kilquade Arboretum Wicklow - tour of Gaol, Coach and evening meal at new Talbot Hotel Dining Room that evening. Departing 09 a.m. Price €45 pp

June 13: Japanese Gardens, Newbridge Silverware Centre and Whitewater Shopping Centre Newbridge - entry fee/Morning break/evening meal in Glenview Hotel Wicklow and coach included in price of €55 pp. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book any of these trips. all trips based on minimum of 20 travelling.

Easter Raffle - The Club will run their only fundraising event with the Monster Easter Raffle again this year. Very soon the members and friends will be out selling their lines, great Easter basket promised and some other prizes too. thank you for your continued support. and anyone over 55 are most welcome to come along any Tuesday and join us.

Dance Fit

Hi energy exercise classes continue every Monday and Thursday in Piercestown Scout and Guide Hall with Amanda Burke at 10 a.m. Please Call Amanda at 087 9713339 or just come along. Beginners and all levels welcome. Also on Thursdays at 11.30 a.m. - Forever Active for over-50s, all levels welcome

Rosslare Harbour

South East Tops

Its Tops time again. South East Tops will take place on Thursday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 22, in the GAA Centre in Taghmon at 7.30 p.m. Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Tops Community Group will take to the stage with Taghmon Tops Group and Adamstown Variety Group. Music, dancing, singing and comedy.. Tickets available now Adults €10 and Child €5. Best nights entertainment you will get for a tenner.. Contact Ger Boyce 087 2870131 Support your local Tops Group.

Bereavements

Sincere sympathy is extended to the McCormack Family, on the sad passing of Peter, Tuskamore Avenue, Rosslare Harbour, whose death occurred on February 11 Peter was a very active member of Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Environment Group. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Patrick's Church followed by internment in St Aidan's Cemetery, Kilrane. He is sadly missed by his brothers and sisters, John, Tony, Ben, Richard, Kevin, Liz, Joyce and Margaret, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Joseph and sister Teresa.

Sympathy also to the family and friends of the late Madeline Norton (née Kavanagh), Bayview, Rosslare Harbour, who passed away on February 20 Madeline's funeral Mass was celebrated in St Patrick's Church and she was laid to rest in St Aidan's cemetery Kilrane. Her husband Brendan predeceased her.

May they rest in peace.

Drama Update

To-date, The Ballycogley Players have taken part in four of their seven festivals in Rush, Kilmuckridge, Wexford and Roscommon with their production of Lay Me Down Softly by Billy Roche. Audience and adjudicators feedback has been very good. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for results, updates etc. Two non-festival dates will take place on Sunday, March 12, in St Mary's Hall, Fethard and on Saturday, March 18, in St Martin's GAA Complex. Further festival performances will take place in Tipperary, Cavan and New Ross. Thanks to everyone for their support so far.

active retired

Kilrane Rosslare Harbour ARA would like to thank Hotel Rosslare and all those who supported the coffee morning for the Heart Foundation last Tuesday. The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 7, at 3 p.m. Committee will meet at 2 p.m. in Hotel Rosslare.

Rosslare Strand

TC Gymnastics

A new six-week term started on Monday, February 27, 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre. Suitable for first - sixth class. €6 per week (payg) or €30 for six weeks (prepaid). Parent must be present on first day to register. Wear Comfortable clothing and socks. Call Tommy at 089 9693008 for more information or to book.

Parent Toddler Group

The parent and Toddler Group meet on Tuesdays in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre at 10 a.m. Being a parent to a baby or toddler can be a challenging time, you can feel isolated from peers and need some adult conversation from time to time. Come along to sit, chat and relax while your little ones play in a safe and secure environment. Call us at 053 9132202 for more info or find us on Facebook.

Newsletter

We print over 800 copies each month, going to our schools and local shops. Not to mention the ever growing list of subscribers who are emailed our newsletter each month. Think smart and get your business in our newsletter NOW - you can't afford not to. Call 053 9132202 to book your slot.

Penny Bank

Rosslare Penny Bank collects every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in the nuns chapel in St Bridget's Church Rosslare. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, new savers welcome.

Scoil Mhuire

Enrolment for September 2017: Please call to the school office to collect an Admission Booklet or contact Georgina in the office to have one posted to you. School Number is 053 9132501, open daily Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Beekeeping Course
A Beginners Beekeeping Course will take place in Teagasc Advisory Offices, Johnstown Castle every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. until April 12. There is an information night and registration on the 22nd in Johnstown Castle. €80 pp. Call Derek: 085 2780890 or Colette: 086 4062309.

Promoters: South Wexford Beekeepers Association (FIBKA Affiliated)

ACTIVITIES/CLASSES

Ongoing activities at Rosslare Community/Sports Centre area are as follows. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

Forever Fit Active 60's - Saturdday at 11.30 a.m. Fun gentle fitness. Booking Essential to know numbers €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339.

Pilates - Friday at 10 a.m. €7 per class or (€25 x five pre-booked class) Call Theresa 089 4620552.

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach

Forever Fit - Saturday at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339.

St Paul's Athletics Club - Monday and Wednesday at 5.30 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417.

Menapian's Athletics Club Thursday at 7 p.m. Call David at 085 1621700.

Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine 086 8177679 Rosslarebowlsclub.com.

Men's Sheds - Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim 087 6815029.

Women's Sheds - Thursday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Anne - 086 8293833.

Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2

Badminton Club - Every Saturday at 11 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3

Rosslare Boxing Club - Tuesday and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Suitable from 9+yrs Call Mark 086 8975979.

Rosslare Strand Schoolboys/girls AFC - under-nine and under-10 boys Wed 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-11 boys Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-14 boys Wed 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., under-10 girls Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-12 girls Mon 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-14 girls Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kids Tennis Lessons - with Coach Svibor Fri from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. €5 per child. Suitable from first - sixth class.

Counselling Service - available Thursday mornings and Sat afternoons. €25. Call Lorraine 086 1220394.

Rosslare Youth Club

We meet on Fridays at 7 p.m. New members welcome. Join our group on Facebook for updates. Suitable for all first - sixth years. €2 per week.

Tidy Towns

Our volunteers will meet next Wednesday 8 March at 10.30am in Cois Barry Centre.

Bird Walk - Wexford Wildlife Expert Jim Hurley has kindly agreed to lead a group walk starting at the Bird Hide in the Burrow to view the Bird life in the area. It will commence at 10am on Monday 13th March. Bring your binoculars. Jim has vast knowledge of this area and it will be a very enjoyable and informative hour. All are welcome.

Volunteer and join our Team. Visit facebook Rosslare Tidy Towns Volunteers or our website: www.rosslaretidytowns.com

Split the Pot

The next draw will take place in Cushens on Friday the 10th of March. Congratulations to Jim O'Brien who picked up 130 euro in our last draw.

Cois Barry House

Meditation classes starting shortly, more details to follow. The community house is now taking bookings for 2017 so if you want to hold a party or meeting etc, please contact David Clancy at 087 7631605.

The youth club now meeting every Wednesday evening at 5.30 p.m. and Taek Won Do on Saturday mornings.

Spinning Classes - Probably the most fun while getting fit that you can have on a bike Tuesday morning 9.45 and 6.30 p.m. that evening also Thursday 9.45 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. come along and join in we promise no pot holes.

Sign Language - ever wanted to learn? Well now is your chance. Class every Wednesday evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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