Thursday 18 January 2018

Around the Districts

Jessica Walker, Lucinda Kelly and Samantha Freegrove at the launch of the Raven Theatre group in Mackens. The group present 'Family Plot' at Wexford Arts Centre on Friday/Saturday May 22/23.
Jessica Walker, Lucinda Kelly and Samantha Freegrove at the launch of the Raven Theatre group in Mackens. The group present 'Family Plot' at Wexford Arts Centre on Friday/Saturday May 22/23.

Rathangan/ Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour



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 €3,900. The winning numbers were 1,6,9,29. Congratulations to the 10 match 3 winners who each receive €30. The winners were, Gabriel Kavanagh, Geraldie Monaghan, Jason Devereux, Billy Moore, Frank Jones, Fintan Scallan, Andy Cullen, Diarmuid Kelly, Zoe & Ciara Walsh, Alan Corish. The next jackpot stands at €4,200 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 19th May at 8.30pm.

Community Alert

It has come to the attention of the Rathangan and District Community Alert that representatives are using the above group to endorse a product, this has no association with this group.

Last chance to register for 2015: Rathangan C.A.G. will be held in Temple Bar on Thursday 21st May at 8-9pm.

Church Refurbishment

The heating refurbishment of Rathangan Church began on Monday May 11th. The Church will be closed to the public for approximately one month for health and safety reasons. All Saturday evening and Sunday morning masses will be held in Duncormick Church from Monday 11th May until further notice.

Emergency church services e.g Funerals etc. will be held in Cleariestown, Duncormick or Carrig-On-Bannow Churches. Parishioners full co-operation would be appreciated during this time of refurbishment.

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.

Table Quiz

Duncormick Area Action Group and Tidy Towns Committee will hold a table quiz in Sinnott's Pub on Wednesday 20th May at 9pm. Tables €20. Refreshments served. Proceeds in aid of river walk development.

Forth Walking Group

The Wednesday evening walks will resume this month as follows: Wednesday 20th May: Tintern. Wednesday 27th May: Forth Mountain, meeting on each occasion at 7.15p.m. Look forward to seeing you there, new walkers always welcome.


We meet every Monday evening at 7pm, (except Bank Holidays and weather permitting). During this fine weather we will meet every 3rd Monday at a different location. The Strollers receive a text message with relevant details.

We have some lovely trails and loops in Wexford all within a short distance. On the other Mondays we meet at Rathangan Hall at 7.00pm, stroll for 35-45 mins. We have a cup of tea/ coffee and most importantly a chat afterwards. We would like to invite anyone who would like to get out for a stroll/walk, who may have very low fitness levels but would like to get active and fit. Our strolls are designed to cater for many fitness levels.

Please contact any of our 3 Irish Heart Foundation Trained Community Walking Leaders for more info. Jacintha Cloney 087-9234121, Philomena Cahill 086-8700839 or Martin Furlong 089 4363834.

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

St. Anne's gaa

Cóiste na nÓg: Registration Night for St. Anne's Cóiste na nÓg Club will take place on Tuesday 19th of May from 6.15pm to 8.15pm in the Club House. Cost of Registration for 2015 is as follows: 1st Child €35, 2nd Child €25, 3rd Child and upwards €10 each. If you haven't already registered your child come down to the Club House on Tuesday evening.

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp: This year's Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp for both Boys and Grils covering Football, Hulrling and Camogie will take place in St. Anne's GAA Club Grounds from 20th to 24th of July. Children will get to learn GAA games from qualified coaches in a safe and fun environment. Children from 6 to 13 years can be registered online at . If the booking is made online or through the application form before June 1st the children will receive this years Cúl Camp gear before school ends. Cost of Cúl Camp this year is as follows: 1st Child €55, 2nd Child €45, 3rd & 4th Child €40 each.

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

Rosslare Harbour

Sport for Africa

A group of local friends of a Kiltegan missionary are raising funds to build a secondary school in Zambia. They have organized a variety concert in Whites hotel on Monday 25th May at 7.30 pm with professional entertainers from Wales and our own Celtic Roots performing. Tickets are only €15 each and this is equivalent to a build spend of €750 in Zambia. Your support would be much appreciated. Tickets available at the door or from Whites hotel or by phoning 086-2537539.

St Helens Bay G.C.

A date for your Diary-Saturday July 4th, Independence Day in St Helens. 4 Person team event for the Mammys and Daddys, amusements for the kids and Hot Dogs, Burgers, music and craic for all. Full details later.

Results (Gents) Sat. May 9th; Singles Stableford 1st Jim Kearney (14) 39pts 2nd Brian Buttimer (23) 37pts 3rd Paul Conlon (9) 36pts 2 Club: Noel D'Orey @7th Sun May 10th; PGA Tankard 1st Pat Murphy (18) 37pts 2nd Sean Moore (11) 36pts 3rd Martin Codd (6) 34pts (c/back) 2 Club: Tom Doyle @11th, Paul Conlon @7th Wed May 13th; Singles Stableford 1st Chris Dowling (23) 37pts 2nd Noel Patten (13) 36pts 3rd Gerry Byrne (13) 35pts 2 Club: No Winner.

Results (Ladies) Sat May 9th; Singles Stableford 1st Bernie Furlong (18) 33 pts 2nd Georgina Darling (20) 32 pts Sandra Denner (29) 26 pts Sun May 10th; PGA Tankard 1st Susan Evans (14) 36 pts 2nd Eileen Brosnan (14) 30 pts 3rd Cathy Dalton (36) 28 pts Wed May 13th; Singles Stableford 1st Kathleen Murphy (24) 35 pts 2nd Frances Reid (21) 29 pts 3rd Mona McCormack (32) 29 pts.

Fixtures: (Ladies & Gents) Sun May 17th: Singles Stableford Wed May 20th: Open Singles Stableford Thurs May 21st: Open Seniors Sat May 23rd: 3T's Qualifier Sun May 24th: Monthly Medal.

Community Weekend

The Kilrane Rosslare Harbour Community Weekend will be held on 10th, 11th and 12th July 2015. Our fourth annual Community Weekend which is co- ordinated by KRH Tops/Community Group. Opening Parade, Family Variety Night, Soccer Blitz, Darts and Pool Tournaments, Strictly Come Dancing, Arts and Crafts Workshop, Maritime Exhibition, Children's Art Competition, Blessing of the Boats, Crab Fishing, Open Air Concert with "The Backbeats" and guests, Bouncy Castles, Bottle Stall, Hook a Duck , Mouse Putt Penalty Shoot Out, Nail Art, Face Painting and much more!! KRH Tops putting the community back into your villages.

Active Retirement

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 2nd June, 2015 at 3.00pm, at the Hotel Rosslare. There will be committee at 2.00pm at the same location.

The new venue for the Knit-Wits gathering will be at the Maritime Museum (The Old Tourist Office), Kilrane, and will still be on Fridays at 10.30am.

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 Set Dancing and Sean Ós Dancing: At the Rosslare/Kilrane Community Centre on Monday, 25th May, at 11.00am to 12.30pm. Prices: Singles €3 and couples €5.Come and join in the music and craic - and a cup of tea. Contact Niamh 087-9233506.

The May Outing on Wednesday, 20th May, 2015, to Co. Carlow is now fully booked. The Coach will depart from the Railway Social Club, Rosslare Harbour, at 09.00am. We continue to remember in our thoughts and prayers those of our members who are currently ill.

St. Mary's GAA

Club Lotto: Jackpot €4,000; Last week's Numbers 2-16-20-23, Bonus 35; one Winner Ultan O Kane (Enniskerry)

Match 3 Winners: Lynda Lacey & John Devlin; Next Draw Monday 18th May.

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. Strictly Over 16s only.

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.

U14 Feile Fundraiser: A race night will be held in Cushen's Pub, Tagoat on Saturday 23rd May at 9pm in aid of our U14 Football Feile Team. Horses are €10 to buy with betting on the night. All are welcome.

Model County Tickets: Tickets are still available from Niall Mc Donnell 087 2672108 or any committee member for this month's draw! Draw takes place 26th May 2015.

Cul Camp 2015: Just a quick reminder that booking for this year's Cul Camp is now open on line. This year it will be from 20th to 24th July in Tagoat and it really is a great week of fun. This year kids get a back pack, a jersey and a half zip training top! Book today to avoid disappointment! Book on line at

Clothes Collection: Our sister Club St Mary's Camogie Club are running a clothes collection at the complex from now until September 1st. If you are having a clear out we would love if you would consider giving your unwanted items to the ladies. The bags of clothes will be weighed and the money raised will go directly back into the Camogie club for their players. The clothes will then be recycled.

Dates for your Diary: 18th July 2015 St Mary's Rosslare will hold their First Summer Event "Summer Session" at the Complex in Tagoat. Bands/DJ/BBQ and much more , its and evening you won't want to miss. Over 18s only. Tickets €10 on sale next week.

Camogie Club news

St Mary's Camogie Club are running a clothes collection at the complex from now until 1st September. If you are having a clear out we would love if you would consider giving your unwanted items to the ladies. The bags of clothes will be weighed and the money raised will go directly back into the Camogie club for their players. The clothes will then be recycled.

Book online for Cul Camp in Tagoat (20-24 July) it's a really great week of fun. This year kids will receive a back pack, jersey and a half zip training top. Book today to avoid disappointment.

Training Times Junior B: Tuesday & Thursday 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm Under 14: Wednesday 6.30 pm to 7.45 pm Under 12: Wednesday 6.45 pm to 7.45 pm Under 10: Wednesday 6.15 pm to 7.00 pm U6 & U8: Monday 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Upcoming Matches U14: Third round of the U14 Roinn 1 Championship is fixed V Cloughbawn in Clougbhawn on 8th June. Keep up the training girls. U12: Second round of the league is away to St Annes of Rathangan and is fixed for 29th May.

U10: Well played at the Bannow/Ballymitty blitz last Wednesday evening, every girl was in top form. The first league match is fixed for 26th May at home against St Martin's of Piercestown.

U8 & U6: Final call for membership fees please, we would be grateful if you would please arrange your daughter's registration fee of €40 if you have not already done so.

Charity Bingo

Charity Bingo takes place every Sunday night at 8.00pm in Hotel Rosslare. This Bingo is run to support local groups/clubs/organizations and the Jackpot at the moment stands at €180 in 49 calls. This is raised by one call and €20 each week if it is not won.

The clubs to benefit over the next couple of weeks will be St Paul's Athletic Club and Rosslare Port AFC. Come on down, have a bit of craic and see if you can come up with the full house!

St Paul's A.C.

Results from Day 2 country track and field in Enniscorthy! Daniel Halligan 1st U15 boys Hurdles and the 200m to make it a double, Conn Mernagh done likewise winning the U10 Boys 60m and the 500m also 2nd U10 Boys long jump! Gergely Pap won the shot put with a fine throw of 10.70m! Tegan Fortune 3rd U10 Girls long jump, Milan Kovacs 3rd U14 Boys shot put! Maeve Hayes has become the U14 High Jump county champion, jumping 1.40m a huge 20cm off her nearest rival! Sammy Delaney earned 3rd place in the u16 800m and Chanel O'Leary finished 2nd in the U14 800m!

We had 2 winning relay teams earning county titles! These were the U14 Girls relay team of Maeve Hayes, Phillipa Murphy, Emma Carr & Chanel O'Leary and the U10 Boys team of Conn Mernagh, Rob Stirling, Mateuse Szneider & Jacob Sumek! Big well done all who competed on the day! Best of luck to our athletes competing in the 1st round of the national league this weekend!

Wexford People

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