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Friday 20 October 2017

ROSSLARE HARBOUR

TIDY TOWNS

We anticipate the arrival of adjudicators for the Tidy towns competition over the coming weeks - Now is the time to get the walls painted, the hedges cut and the gardens looking good. The work of the Environment Group is beginning to show improvements around the area and we need everyone to do their bit to support them at this time.

Overall impression is good when houses and gardens are well kept, litter is picked up by us all, weeds are controlled, and there is no need to remark on the number of temporary signs that always spring up along the road around this time.

Well done to you who have already done your bit and we offer every encouragement to others who have it in mind to power hose or paint that wall, spray those weeds, or clean up that patch of ground that looks unsightly.

The Environment Group will continue to do their bit to maintain and improve the environment but we need everyone to commit to a community spirit and pride that is there and is evident in our improving landscape. Keep up the good work! Environmental Group The Environment Group plan to convert the old dump into a public park to everyone's benefit. This 'landfill' site, of approximately 3 acres, is an area of ground that separates Portside and La Rochelle/Rosmore and can be accessed through Kirwan's Garden. This is a 10 year plan which will be developed over a number of phases with a lot of preparatory work ongoing with the County Council.

Phase 1 will begin this year with the clearing of part of the ground to convert into Garden allotments for the Active Retirement Group. Over time, the remainder of the site will be converted into a nature park of native planting with some wetland and with a strong emphasis on wildlife and biodiversity. Full disabled access throughout is planned. This will be a decided asset to the area and as in the case of the Memorial Park, we anticipate the full backing of the community.

The Environment Group will hold a public meeting in Hotel Rosslare tomorrow evening Thursday 23rd June at 8pm to outline their plans, to consider people's opinions and to discuss their concerns. We expect that a number of interested groups who may wish to have their ideas included in the plans will also attend. A full turn out is requested.

DAY FOR REHAB

A big thank you to those of you who supported the "1 Day for Rehab" coffee morning on Friday morning last (17th June). A special thanks to Hotel Rosslare for the use of their premises & to the kind people who baked & donated spot prizes to make the morning the success it was. A total of €500 was raised, your support is appreciated.

SUMMER CAMP

This July 4 to 8, Wexford Sports Camp is returning to Wexford Vocational College for another year of fun and sports.

This summer camp for children aged 412 provides a week of art and sports activities across a range of sports including rounders, indoor soccer, tennis, athletics, Gaelic football, basketball and much more.

The camp is on every day from 10 am to 2.30 and is run and staffed by fully qualified teachers with years of experience working with children of all ages and abilities. The cost for the week is €80 and you can contact Tom on 086-3755941 or Aine on 086-3068212.

CAMOGIE CLUB

Outdoor Training Times: Under 14's & 12's - Mon & Wed - 6:15 - 7:15 Under 10's, 8's & beginners - Mon & Wed - 6:15 - 7.00. Can all arrive for training 5 mins before to ensure that we can start on time.

Under 8's & Beginners News: Can all girls for their training please wear their Shinguards & Helmets. You are all doing a fantastic job at training, keep up the good work.

U 10's Result:-Sat 11th June - St. Mary's Rosslare 0-0 to St. Martins A 7-0. All the girls played really well. Showed great team work. There are no matches for few weeks, keep eyes out for your next fixture.

U12's Fixture: Wed 15th June (was postponed till Mon 20th) - 1st League Match - Home v's St. Anne's

Under 14 News: Thursday 16th June Result: St. Mary's Rosslare 2-3 to 4-0 Kilmore. Scorers Julie Ann Malone 1-1, Chloe Whitehead 1-0 & Ciara Frayne 0-2.

Hurls/Helmets & Skorts: Any family/person in parish who has old or unused helmets, St. Mary's Camogie Club is looking for them to allow the younger members to use them for training please. Contact any of the committee members in this regard.

Helmets & Hurls are for sale through the club at cost price, if interested please contact any committee member.

Any past member who would be willing to donate their skort back to the club to be reused by our current members please contact any committee member as soon as possible.

Sympathy: Our deepest sympathy to Gerry Byrne & Families on the death of his sister recently.

Supervalu Draw: Winners in our Draw held on June 11th in Supervalu are as follows:Stella Stafford, Robbie Byrne, Mr. Rigney, Helen Frayne, Jack Allen, Paul Moran, John Naughton, Mike Byrne, John Ellard, Alan Wallace, Art Sheil, Martin in Stena.

SCHOOLBOYS SOCCER

The Rosslare Rangers Schoolboys AGM will take please on Wednesday 6th July at 8.30pm in the Railway Social Club, Rosslare Harbour. All are welcome to attend.

SHREDDIES PARKS TENNIS

Shreddies Parks Tennis for children aged 6-16 will be held during the month of July at Rosslare Rangers Courts. Registration Day is Saturday June 25th from 12.30-1.30 p.m. Fee is €25 per child.