Sunday 20 October 2019

Around the Districts

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 €3,000. The winning numbers were 10,12,18,23. Congratulations to the 6 match 3winners who each receive €50. The winners were, Liala Mc Donnell, Julia Walsh, Betty Walsh, Tracey Rooney, Ronan Keegan, Liam Mc Hugh. The next jackpot stands at €3,300 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 28th April at 8.30pm.

Community Playschool

Cleariestown Community Playschool is now taking bookings for September 2015. The playschool offers the Free ECCE SCHEME offering your child a free year in playschool prior to the year they start school. Younger children are also catered for at a cost of €10 per morning. Please feel free to pop in and visit the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm to view our facility. For further information contact the playschool during mornings at 053 9164613 or Jenny at 087 4189210

Clothes Bag Collection

Cleariestown Community Playgroup have set the date for the used clothes bag collection for Monday May 11th. We encourage everyone to have a Spring clear out and donate your unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts, curtains, bed linen and soft toys. Old mobile phones will also be collected. Bags may be dropped up to the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 and 12.30. Please support your local playschool.

gaa club news

The U14 Boys have qualified for the Regional Féile na nGael Tournament which will take place on Saturday 21st June.

St. Anne's Shop For all your training needs, from gear bags, gum shields, socks, nicks, helmets, training tops, hoodies, jerseys etc. are available from St. Anne's Shop-To order: Call/Text 087 2076869 or Email

Community Alert

At present leaflets are being distributed by representatives of the group to each household in the community. The community alert group will hold a public meeting on the 7th May at 9pm in The Temple Bar, Rathangan for registration purposes ie. text alert and all other queries will be addressed on the night. All welcome. If you can't attend please contact one of the numbers on the leaflet. All support is needed to get this set up.

Mother and Toddler

On Tuesday 5th May a Lady will be doing Gymboree Music Class with the toddlers from 11.15 12. No extra charge. Usual Mother and Toddler time will run on the day. All welcome.


We extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of John (Duffs) Kenny, Belgrove, who passed away during the week. May he rest in Peace.

Vintage/Cycle Run

A vintage and cycle run will take place in aid of Rathangan Church Restoration Fund on Sunday June 21st. More details to follow later.


Congratulations to the Cleariestown-Rathangan lads Greg Mc Grath, Sean Redmond and Daniel Kennedy who were on the U19s Wexford Wanderers Enniscorthy RFC Teams winning Division 2 League Cup Leinster Final and the Leinster U19's Plate. Well done lads.

Rosslare Harbour

St. Paul's AC

Round-up of some recent results: Gergely Pap won the shot at the St. Senans Open Track and Field. Gergely repeated this at the Ferrybank Open sports the following week! Conn Mernagh had a brilliant run to win the 300m in Ferrybank also!

Maeve Hayes finished in a fine 3rd place in the High Jump in the Leevale open Track and field, with Emma Owens finishing 2nd in the senior discus. Well done to all athletes!

Best of luck to all competing in the County Championships Day 1 this Sunday in Enniscorthy! Day 2 takes place Sunday 10th May again at the Enniscorthy track. Throwing events will take place on Friday 8th May in DMP grounds.

Finally we are delighted to announce the date for our annual road race is Saturday the 5th September! Keep the date free!

Rosslare Rangers AFC

The 'A' team completed their season on Tuesday 14th April with a 4-0 victory away to Ajax Athletic. Scorers were A.Kehoe(2), D.O'Connor and N.Walsh(penalty).This result ensured a second place finish in Division One and automatic promotion to the Premier Division of the Wexford Football League.Well done to Wayne O'Leary(Manager), Graham Mullen(Assistant) and to all of the players.

Tops/Community Group

Make some great memories for your children this Summer! Our 3rd Annual Summer Fun Playscheme will take place from Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July in Kilrane School. The Playscheme will include drama, write your own script, costume making, prop making, hip hop dance workshops, team building, arts and crafts and stage confidence workshops.

The week will conclude with a performance of their work by the children on the Friday afternoon for all parents and friends. Tea and cake will be served!!! This project is facilitated by KRH Tops/Community Group and is run by a fully qualified Primary School teacher and a fully qualified Dance Instructor with helpers covered by Child Protection Certificates and Garda Vetting. Ages catered for are from 4 to 15 years and the fee per child is €55 with family discount applied.

Starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm each day, with drinks and a snack provided. Our theme this year is Outer Space and places are limited by insurance, so first come first served. If interested please contact Bernie on 00877051733 or email of Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Tops Group Facebook page. Bring the kids and join our Starship 2015!!

St Helens Bay G.C.

St Helens fielded two teams last Sunday, 19th April, in Inter-Club competition. Our men were up against Bunclody in the Barton Cup, and performed well against a strong Bunclody side who had disposed of a very fancied Waterford team in the first round. Well done to Gerry & Niall, Martin & Joe, John & Sean, Stuart & Derek and Frank & Stan.

The Ladies had a famous win over last years semi-finalists, New Ross. We got off to a great start, taking the first game, New Ross hit back, winning the second on the 18th and went one up by winning the fourth on the 17th. The fifth game went to the 17th, where St Helens squared the match. Everything hinged on the third game, and what a finish; one down playing the 18th, where St Helens sank a putt to level the game. And so to the 19th. The two New Ross ladies were on the green in three when Jean hit a great ball to ten feet with her third. It looked all set to be decided by the best stroke on the green when Susan took her shot from 70 yards. Perfect contact, hop, run and in the hole-eagle! Game over, what a win. Well done Aine, Nora, Paula, Margie, Jean, Eileen, Joanne, Ann B, Susan E and Susan S.

Results: Sat 18th April, Open Singles: 1st Danny Kenny (12) 38pts; 2nd Stuart O'Kennedy (12) 37pts; 3rd Rhys Clarke (7)(Wexford) 36pts; 2 Club: Gerry Byrne @17th, Pat Murphy @17th. Sunday 19th April, Open Singles: 1st Chris Dowling (24) 39pts2nd Michael Kearney (17) 37pts3rd Mick Brosnan (14) 36pts2 Club: Rhodes Murphy@17th and Maurice Cooper@17th. Wednesday 22nd April, Open Singles: 1st Tommy Duggan (16) 36pts; 2nd Paddy Walsh (28) 35pts; 3rd Jimmy McMahon (23) 33pts; 2 Club: Gerry Byrne@17th, Donal O'Murchu@17th and Tommy Duggan@7th.; Inter-Club, Barton Cup; Bunclody 4 (3+2x halves), St Helens Bay 1 (2x halves)

Ladies-Sat 18th April, Open Singles: 1st Aine Kearney(Milltown) (25) 31pts; 2nd Janet Slattery (17) 30pts; 3rd Therese Kilcline (28) 29pts. Inter-Club, Finn Trophy: St Helens Bay 3, New Ross 2

Fixtures: Wed 29th April, Open Singles; Sat 2nd May, Open Singles; Sun 3rd May, Open Singles; Mon 4th May, 4 Person Team Scramble

ICA Report

The Annual General Meeting of the K R H Guild took place on Wednesday April 1st. The President, Carmel Lonergan, opened the meeting by asking the members to observe a minutes silence in memory of the late Bernie Wickham. Bernie had been a very active member since the guild's formation in the 1980's and was particularly fond of the drama and took part in many sketches and other activities. The guild's condolences are extended to Matt and family. May you Rest in Peace Bernie.

The president continued the meeting by presenting the presidents annual report and was followed by the secretary and treasurer reading out their end of year reports. Officers elected were President: Carmel Lonergan; Secretaries: Kay Creane and Nuala Wickham; Treasurer; Myra Lambert.

The possible events and activities for the coming year were discussed. The president then introduced Kieran Fitzgerald who, last year, came second in the RTE programme 'Supergardens'. Kieran gave a very interesting and informative talk on shrubs, plants and flowers and their maintenance and which was enjoyed by one and all. Millways Garden Centre gave a voucher to 'everyone in the audience' which was greatly appreciated by everyone. Our tea hostesses for the evening provided us with a delightful array of tea and biscuits. The winner of the Best Daffodil Display was Myra Hope with her jug of daffodils. The meeting then came to a close. Next meeting will be on Wednesday May 6th at the Community Centre, Kilrane. New members are always welcome.

Sea Shanty Event

The Rosslare Maritime Enthusiasts are delighted to announce that their annual Sea Shanty event will take place on Saturday, 2nd May in Hotel Rosslare, Rosslare Harbour. A great line up of groups will include Hooks & Crookes from Waterford, South End Sea Shanty Singers from Wexford and the Vagrants Crew from Pembrokeshire. A great night of entertainment if promised. Tickets €5 per adult. Children free.

Camogie Club news

JUNIOR B: We are fixed to play Gorey in Gorey on Sunday 3rd May at 11am. Best of luck girls and if there are any changes to the match times or dates, we will be in contact via text.

U12s-The fourth and last U12 Cluster Blitz will take place on Monday 4th May at home in Tagoat starting at 11 am. Please could all girls be at the pitch at 10.30 am. Best of luck Girls.

U-6 & U-8 CAMOGIE: St Mary's Rosslare Camogie Club are currently looking for new members for the coming season. To be eligible for U-6, all girls must be in primary school and be aged 5 or 6 years in 2015. To be eligible for U-8, all girls must be in primary school and be aged 7 or 8 years in 2015. We aim at all times to make our games and indeed participation, fun and enjoyable and all our activities are child centred at all times.

St. Mary's also provides an outlet to make new friends, develop new skills and as we say, to have lots and lots of fun!!We would like to extend, an invite and a warm welcome, to all children and their parents, to join us at our Club in Tagoat. For further information please contact: Corinna Sheil 086 -8681925.


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 9133702.

K&RH ARA would like to thank Murphy's Supervalu, Rosslare Harbour, for their kind support for our recent coffee morning.

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

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.

WANTED - We are looking for old computers/laptops, Monitors, Hard drives, Cables, Keyboards, Mice! working or not! (NO Printers/Fax Machines please). Donations can be left in Rosslare C & S Centre.


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).


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.

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.

Camogie Club news

JUNIOR B: We are fixed to play Gorey in Gorey on Sunday 3rd May at 11am. Best of luck girls and if there are any changes to the match times or dates, we will be in contact via text.

U12s-The fourth and last U12 Cluster Blitz will take place on Monday 4th May at home in Tagoat starting at 11 am. Please could all girls be at the pitch at 10.30 am. Best of luck Girls.

U-6 & U-8 CAMOGIE: St Mary's Rosslare Camogie Club are currently looking for new members for the coming season. To be eligible for U-6, all girls must be in primary school and be aged 5 or 6 years in 2015. To be eligible for U-8, all girls must be in primary school and be aged 7 or 8 years in 2015. For further information please contact: Corinna Sheil 086 -8681925.

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