Tuesday 21 November 2017

Around the Districts

Eimear and Sarah Doyle at the opening of the 'Living Arts' exhibition in Wexford Arts Centre.
Eimear and Sarah Doyle at the opening of the 'Living Arts' exhibition in Wexford Arts Centre.

Our Lady's Island

Youth Club

Well done to our team who took part in the County Championships Pool tournament final last friday night in Caim. Team: Eoin Goff, Dean Corish, Daniel Halligan, Lee Pettit, and Junior Leader Phillip Lambert. All played very well.

Senior Citizens

At the recent Annual General Meeting of Our Lady's Island/Tacumshane Senior Citizens committee their officers agreed to continue for another year-Chairperson: Rosie Parle, Treasurer: Sharon Connick, Secetary: Amanda Newport. The committee would like to thank everyone who donated gifts, money and helped throughout the year-your support is very much appreciated.

Breakfast Morning

Our Lady's Island GAA club will be holding a Breakfast morning on Sunday morning, 3rd May (Bank Holiday weekend) More details to follow in the coming weeks.

G.A.A. News

Well done to OLI's own Cathal Devereux and all the Wexford Minor Footballers on booking their place in the Quarter Final of the Leinster G.A.A. Minor Football Championship by overcoming a strong Westmeath side with a scoreline of 2-14 to 2-11.

Remember to pick up your card from Topaz Drinagh Service station, Rocklands Service Station and Newline Stores Clonard and start collecting your stamps. Simply spend €40 on fuel and get your card stamped. Every card completed means a better chance of funds raised for your local G.A.A. club. Completed cards should be forwarded to Club Secretary Rosaleen Keegan.

Orders for Club Gear are now being taken. Hoodies, 1/4 zip tops and T-Shirts all available. Contact Suzanne Ellard to place an order. (Payment must accompany the order). See Official Our lady's Island GAA Club facebook for prices and sizes and to also to keep up to date will everything happening at the club.

I.C.A. guild

At the April meeting of Our Lady's Island I.C.A. the members extended sympathy to the Comerford family, Rosslare Harbour on the sad passing of Mai Comerford. Also to Anne & Eugene Doyle on the death of Ann's sister, Josephine Crosbie. Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, 11th May. Angela Pettit thanked everyone who helped with Daffodil Day which realised €580-well done to all.

The Special Occasions Day on 11th June was discussed. The next Community Coffee morning will be on Thursday, 30th April. The raffle was won by Joan Carroll and Roisin Law. The competition was won by Peg Ellard and we rounded off the evening with a lovely tea served by Reenie Keegan and Rosin Putt.

G.A.A. Lotto

There were 2 winners of last week's Our Lady's Island GAA lotto jackpot of €11,400 (Breda & Millie Doyle and Joanne Goff). Last week's numbers were 3, 11, 16, and 24 and Pat O'Leary (Seller Nicky White) matched 3 numbers.

Our Lady's Island GAA lotto now stands at €3,000 and tickets may be purchased at local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. As always we would like to thank you for your continued support.


Congratulations and well done to Seán Carthy on achieving an Individual Award (Scholarship to Gormanstown 2015 Annual Drama Summer School) at the All Ireland Drama Festival Final in Kilmuckridge on Saturday night last. Seán plays "Tim" in the hilarious comedy "There goes the Bride" with Ballycogley Players. Well done to Con Doyle who received a nomination for the Best Supporting Actor and the Backstage Crew who also received a nomination. Well done to the entire cast and crew on putting on a most professional and enjoyable performance. We are hoping that the group will allow us one last chance to see this "laugh a second" play locally.

Rosslare Harbour


We extend sympathy to families from our Parish who have suffered Bereavements recently. Bernie Wickham(nee Peppard), Portside, sadly passed away at St Vincent's Private Hospital on March 28th. A native of Hill Of Down, Co Meath, Bernie came to Rosslare Hbr in the early 70's to work in the Great Southern Hotel. She was a very kind and gentle lady and a very popular member of our community. To her husband Matt, daughters Margaret, Eileen and Gillian, Grandchildren, sons-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends we offer our Deepest Sympathy.

Condolences also to the Moloney family late of Tuskamore Ave, on the death of their father Jack, who sadly passed away at Kerlogue Nursing Home on April 4th. Jack was a native of Wexford town and worked most of his life as an Engineer with Sealink on the Rosslare Fishguard Route. He was very involved with the Sea Scouts as a Leader for many years. We extend Sympathy to his daughter Aisling, sons Malcolm and Declan, Granddaughters, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, niece, nephew, relatives and friends. Jack was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Annette in 2005.

We are also saddened to learn of the death of May Comerford(nee Sinnott), Barryville, who passed away on April 12th. May, a native of Broadway came to live here when she married local Postman Mick Comerford. She was a very active member of our community, always very jolly and loved nothing better then a good sing-song, or a game of cards with her many friends. Sympathy is extended to her son Denis, daughters Eileen and Betty, grandchildren, great grandson, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.May was predeceased by her eldest son Aidan, who tragically lost his life in a car accident July 1970 and by her late husband Mick who passed away in Oct 2003.

Active Retirement

Next Meeting: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 5th May at 3.00pm, at the Hotel Rosslare. There will be committee at 2.00pm at the same location.

2015 ARA Holiday: This year the holiday will be to the Castle Hotel, Macroom, Co Cork, on 31st August, 2015, with Joe O'Brien. Prices for 5 days/4 nights are €315 PPS and €355 single. A Deposit of €50 Per Person will be required as soon as possible. A number of places are still available. Contact Mairead on 053 913370n 053 91337002

Coffee Morning: At the Harbour View Hotel on 21st April at 10.30am.

Wexford Light Opera - Chess: On Monday 27th April. Tickets €15 each, transport €5 (NOTE REDUCTIONS) each. A small number of places are still available on the coach and should be booked immediately, contact Mairead on 053 913370n 053 91337002 or Jim on 053 9133291.

We continue to remember in our thoughts and prayers those of our members who are currently ill

St Pauls A.C.

Well done to all athletes who competed in our Easter Road Race! Andrew Connick retained his title in a very good time of 15:00. Full results can be found on our Facebook page. A huge well done to Ger Maloney who won the O55 title in the National 10K at the Great Ireland Run in the Phoenix Park! This a fantastic result for Ger and shows how well he is running at the moment!

We had 3 athletes compete in the Universities Track and Field in Belfast recently. Shane Connick was competing at his last varsity competition after many years of fine performances. Shane was going for the WIT record in the combined events and possible medal place after last years great performance. However it wasn't to be as Shane's niggling knee injury returned as he attempted the hurdles and he had to pull out. Shane leaves the varsitys with a WIT record in the 4x100m and many great memories!

Emma Owens competed in the shot on the first day, throwing well (8.16m) in an event that she hasnt trained for in years. Emma took to the Discus the following day and done well throwing 34.69 to finish in 4th place, her best in the varsitys to date! Emma earned valuable points leading to DCU winning the championships! Kieran Murphy had a busy 2 days. with PBs in the shot (9.92m). Weight for distance (6.65m) and Discus (29.59m) where he finished 5th, only 25cm off 3rd place! He also gained 6th place in the hammer. Well done to all athletes!

The Loreto championships were held last Thursday. Tara Connick was second in my discus. Maeve Hayes was first in her high jump and second in her 200m. Well done to both athletes!

Environment Group

Following the recent National Spring Cleaning Day, the Group wishes to thank AES for their provision of the skip for the day, the volunteers for giving of their time, Dom Sheil for driving to the various collection points to pick up the waste and all those who were involved in preparing and providing the refreshments afterwards in the Community Centre, Kilrane, We also wish to thank An Taisce, Wexford County Council (Environment Section) and Vera for organising the event. Approximately 12 cubic metres of litter were collected on the day. Well done to all.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods such as toasters, kettles, DVD players, hairdryers, electric drills etc. is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club and is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30am, weather permitting.

The group's activities can be monitored on their facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour / Kilrane Environment Group'

St Mary's GAA

Club Lotto: Jackpot €7300; Last week's numbers 3-4-12-16. Bonus 38. No Winner. Match 3 winners: Catherine Busher. Next Draw Monday 20th April.

Membership for the coming year is now open for club and gym. Please contact Niall McDonnell to renew or sign up. 087 2672108. Niall will be at the complex on Friday evenings from 7-8. Fees for 2015 are: Adult Players €100, Adult non playing members €50, Student €50, U14 - U18 €40, U8 - U12 €30, U6 €10. Gym €60 for 6 months, €100 for 12 months, One off Payment €10 for Fob. All membership MUST be paid by 31st March.

Club Shop: The club shop will be open on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm for anyone wishing to purchase hurls, helmets, grips, club gear or place orders.

U6 Training: St Mary's Rosslare GAA Club have commenced training for all under 6 boys on Tuesdays @ 6.30pm in our pitches in Tagoat. To be eligible to participate at U-6 all boys must be in primary school and be aged 5 or 6 years in 2015. For further information please contact: Patsy Meyler - 086-6381207 or Jimmy Wickham - 087 - 3440732

U8 Training: Please note under 8 training has moved to Thursday nights going forward. Any boy who is aged 7 or 8 in 2015 and would like to join the club please contact Ciaran Lynch on 087 2409899 for further information.

Easter Egg Hunt: Thank you to all the children and parents who supported our Easter Egg Hunt and Draw on Good Friday, a great evening was had by all children with over 100 boys and girls taking part. The winners of our raffle were T. Roche, S. Carroll, B. Culleton and M Harte. Well done to all!

Get well wishes: A speedy recovery is wish to Naomhan Rossiter who was injured in a challenge game playing for St Marys Rosslare against St Annes on Easter Monday. We wish Naomhan well and hope he is back on the field of play very soon.

Model County Tickets: Now on Sale, Great prizes to be won. Tickets available from Niall Mc Donnell 087 2672108.

U14 Feile Na Peil - June 2015: Our u14 Footballers have the pleasure of hosting an International Foootball Team in June for the Feile. We are delighted to be welcoming Delaware County Gaels (Delco Gaels) from Phildelphia!

Rosslare Strand

Community/Sports Centre

Why not visit us we have a newly renovated Playground- Crazy Golf- Tennis- Bowls- Running Track- Basketball- Football- indoor hall- a variety of fitness classes or you can take a relaxing stroll on our beautiful beach. There is something for everyone in Rosslare. Call 0539132202 for more info or find us on FB @ Rosslare Strand. We are a registered charity.


Pilates-class suitable for all, only €5 (payg) continues every Friday Morning at 10am.

Tae kwon do, Tuesday 6pm- 7pm €6 (payg) 0894161428; Forever Fit, Saturday at 10am, Fun dance fitness- suitable for all levels €8 (payg) Call Amanda on 0879713339 Forever Fit Over 60's, Saturday at 11:30am. Suitable for over 60's Call Amanda 0879713339; Rosslare Boxing Club, Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at 8.30pm Call Mark 0862674404 after 6pm; St Pauls Athletics Club, Monday and Wednesday at 6pm. Call Leo on 086-3103417; Menapian's Athletics Club Thursday at 7pm. Call David on 085-1621700.

Rosslare Bowls Club, call Catherine 086 8177679 Indoor Bowls-Tuesday 2pm to 4:30pm Kettlebells-Tuesday at 10am €5 (payg) Call Clara 086-8059930 or facebook at kettlefit wexford

Zumba -Free Zumba class every Mon morning at 11:15am and Thursday evening at 6:45pm

Free Beginners Yoga-every Tuesday at 7pm Rosslare Tennis Club: join us on Wed at 9:30am Suitable for all. Memberships now due!

Men's Sheds, Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 5pm. Call Jim 0876815029.

Rosslare Tidy Towns For further information call Ray Flynn on 086 8337324.

Schoolboys/girls FC-Train weekly Call 053-9132202 for times

Fitness Club

Monday, Free Zumba at 11:15am; Tuesday, Kettle Bells with Clara at 10am; Wednesday Tennis at 9.30am; Thursday Boot Camp with Pat Dobbs at 10am; and Friday, Pilates at 10am.

Free Evening Classes: Beginners Yoga with Robin on Tuesday at 7pm and Zumba with Theresa on Thursday at 6:45pm and out walking on Mondays at 6pm.

Scoil Mhuire

The school is now accepting enrolments into Junior Infants (or other classes) for the school year 2015/2016. Admission booklets can be collected from the school office. Alternatively- phone Georgina our school secretary- to have one posted to you. 0539132501.

An Irish Class for 6th class students to help prepare your child for secondary school is starting in April, only 15 places call 087-9502123.

Volunteer Program

Are you interested in volunteering in a Community Coffee Shop in Rosslare? Training will be given/ for more info call Anne on 0868293833 (RSVP).


Commencing Monday 20th April is a programme of Mindfulness facilitated by Theresa McGuinness will be held every Monday (formal meditation 7am- 8am) & Friday (walking/yoga meditation 7am-8am- on beach if weather permits). Cost is €2/day- to support Rosslare Community & Sports Centre.

Guided Meditation CD provided as well as different weekly activities to do during the week from home. Mindfulness is for everyone! Check out Rosslare Strand on Facebook for more details.


Next meeting on Tuesday 28th April in Kelly's Hotel, card room at 10.30am. Ms Kelly Dundavan from Active Retirement Ireland will be speaking to us about the organisation.

Theatre outing to see CHESS 27th April: coach departs from Church carpark at 7pm .

Tai Chi Monday & Wednesday on the beach at 9.30am.

Cards contact Ann Guerin for details, 0877568862. Irish classes contact Helen O'Brien 0872988758

Rosslare Youth Club

The April date is Friday 24th from 7pm - 9pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre- Cost is €2 pp. Please register on arrival. Call 0539132202 or join our group on Facebook!

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