Tuesday 23 January 2018

Around the Districts

In The Sailing Cot on Saturday night there was a double 18th birthday celebrations for Shane Bates and Amy Rochford
In The Sailing Cot on Saturday night there was a double 18th birthday celebrations for Shane Bates and Amy Rochford

Rathangan/ Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand


Community Lotto

Congratulations to Willie Scallan, the winner of last week's jackpot of €4,200. The winning numbers were 4,12,18,28. Congratulations to the 14 match 3 winners who each receive €22. The winners were, Liz Wardick, Margaret Cloney, Ita Hannigan, Richard Kavanagh, Brian Rossiter, Paul Lacey, Brian Doyle, James Sinnott, Colette Ryan, John Moore, Kathleen Crowley, Sean Doyle, Francis Hayes, Padraig Doyle. The next jackpot stands at €3,000 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 26th May at 8:30pm.

Old Calendars for sale

Would you like old(ish) calendars as a keepsake eg. Birth of a child, wedding, anniversary etc? We have the following for sale at 5 each with 100% of the proceeds to the hall computer work stations. Contact Colette or Tracey at 0539164613: Years: 1999 X 4, Jubilee year 2000 X 5, 2001 X 4, 2002 X 3, 2004 X 10.

Thank You

A huge thank you to everyone who gave a donation towards AWARE at Muriel's 50th birthday party at 'O'Briens', Cleariestown. A total of €622 was raised on the night."

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 and 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.

Cúl Camp

This year's Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp for both boys and girls covering Football, Hurling 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.

The Golden Eagles

The Eagles played Carrigleade last week and Oliver Roche was the winner. Oliver and Jim Mackie won the Birdie clubs. The Monthly winners were Oliver Roche 1st, Aidan Colfer 2nd and Trevor Jones 3rd. The Jim Byrne Memorial Trophy was played for last Sun at the Abbey.

variety Group

Following on from the phenomenal success of our three previous shows "Oliver", "The Sound Of Music", and "Annie", Rathangan Variety Group are hosting an information night/ AGM in Rathangan Hall on Tuesday 9th June at 8pm.

We would love to welcome new members to both committee level and to the group. If you don't feel you have what it takes to "tread the boards" perhaps you could "push a pen" instead If you cannot attend on this night but would be interested in partaking please message us on Rathangan Variety Group Facebook page or contact 086-8426052 for further details.

Fastnet Rovers AGM

Fastnet Rovers AFC will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday May 28th at 8pm upstairs in Rathangan Hall. All parents and players are welcome and your support would be appreciated.

Rosslare Harbour

St Pauls A.C.

Thanks to all who helped in the running of the county Masters Road Race last week and well done to all who competed! Results to follow next week. Well done to Tara Connick, 4th Senior Girls Discus at the Leinster Schools and to Emma Owens, 3rd Discus at the AAI Games recently. The Throws County Championships have been set for June 14th at 2pm in DMP. Finally Best of luck to all athletes competing at the Leinster U23 and Senior Track and Field championships this weekend!

Maritime Matters

The Rosslare Maritime Enthusiasts, based at the Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre, will mark the 200th anniversary of Tuskar Rock lighthouse in the form of a photographic exhibition on Thursday 4th June at 11am and would be delighted if you could join them for a cuppa and a chat.

The Tuskar Rock lighthouse, built from granite and standing 120 feet tall, was built over a period of years beginning in 1812. In October of that year, a storm struck, washing away temporary barracks which had been erected on the island, and killing fourteen workmen-the worst such disaster in Ireland's history of lighthouse construction. The surviving workers clung to the island's slippery rocks for two full days before being discovered and rescued. Work resumed, and the lighthouse was completed, entering into operation on 4 June 1815.

Environment Group

As the Tidy Towns Adjudicators will be in the area shortly, the Group would encourage everyone to make an effort to keep their area clean and tidy. Now is the time to paint that wall and to tidy up the garden. Please don't forget the bit outside of your property that we just couldn't get to this year. Every little help is appreciated.

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 WEEE bin arrived in the Community exactly 12 months ago and was emptied for the 6th time last week, well done to all concerned

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

St Mary's GAA

Club Lotto: Jackpot €4,100; Last week's numbers 24-25-26-30, Bonus 35; No winner; No Match 3 Winners. Next Draw Monday 25th May.

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

The Club will hold a Cul Camp promotion/information evening at the Complex at 6:30 on Tuesday 26th May 2015.

Date for your Diary: 18th July-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

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

Upcoming Matches: U14: 3rd round of the U14 Roinn 1 C'ship is away to Cloughbawn Mon 8th June. Keep up the training girls. U12: 2nd Round of U12 Group E Mini league away to St Anne's in Rathangan on Wed 27th at 7pm. U10: 1st Round of U10 Group 5 Mini League home to St Martin's (Maroon) on Tues 26th at 6.30pm.

Please note that dates and times are subject to change.

Results: U14: Hard luck to our U14 girls who were beaten by Oylegate recently. Great scores from Sarah O'Donohoe 1-1, Carla Howlin 0-3 and Niamh Clooney 0-1. Next time girls!

U12: Well done to our U12 girls who beat Ballygarrett/Realt na Mara recently with a final score of Rosslare 2-5 B'garrett 1-0. Lovely camogie all round and great scores by Ciara Power 1-0, Aoibhinn Mernagh 0-5 and Shannon Wright 1-0. Keep up the training girls and well played.

ICA guild

The Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour Guild held their monthly meeting on Wed 6th May at the community centre, Kilrane. The president, Carmel Lonnergan, welcomed the commitee and members to the meeting. She then went on to state that the guild was very active with various activities including:

Pilates classes- doing very well; the Cycling club weekly run- getting fitter and fitter; the weekly Cards school- otherwise known as gamblers anon; Drama group- star struck guilders. Some members provided refreshments for the volunteers of the Environmental Group's annual community clean up. The Community Text Alert is slowly taking shape and should be in operation by early autumn, members will be kept up to date on this.

The drama group presented a short comedy sketch which had the members in stitches. They then showed two DVDs of concerts held many years ago, one from 1992. The members thoroughly enjoyed them with some, who took part in the concerts, not recognising themselves! It was tinged with some sadness since a few of the performers have since passed away.

Betty Halligan, Daffodil Day organiser, reported this years collection amounted to €4,257, a big thank you to all who helped her. The last meeting before the summer break will, in fact, be an outing to Clonmore Garden Centre, Clonroche on Wed 3rd June leaving Kilrane at 5.30pm. Non members who would like to come, please contact Carmel Lonnergan

St Helens Bay gc

A date for your Diary-Saturday July 4th, Independence Day at St Helens Bay. 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 Our annual day for Turn The Tide on Suicide is on Saturday May 23rd. This very worthy cause, sponsored by Joe MacAvin, deserves a big turn out, so come along and lend your support. The monthly prize giving takes place on Saturday May 30th. All winners during May are requested to attend. Two teams represent the Club in competition this weekend; the Gents play Baltinglass in the Tommy Moore Cup on Saturday 23rd and the Ladies face Blainroe in the Junior Cup in Bunclody on Sunday 24th. Good luck to both. We had a great turn out for our monthly open Seniors. A sincere thank you to our sponsor Terry O'Toole.

Results (Men)-Sat May 16th, Open Singles 1st Ian Stewart (Millicent) 40pts 2nd Aaron Kehoe (10) 36pts 2 Club: No Winner (Roll Over to Sat 23rd May; Sunday May 17th, Open Singles 1st Stuart O'Kennedy (12) 39pts 2nd Padraig Bail (16) 36pts (c/back) 3rd Frank O'Kennedy (12) 36pts 2 Club: No Winner (Roll Over to Sun 24th May); Wed May 20th, Open Singles 1st Padraig Tiernan (13) 36pts (c/back) 2nd John Kelly (11) 36pts 3rd John Newport (19) 34pts 2 Club: No Winner (Roll Over to Wed 27th May Thurs May 21st, Open Seniors Cat. 1: 1st Padraig Tiernan (13) 40pts 2nd Tony Naughton (19) 39pts 2 Club: Padraig Tiernan, Peter Smith Cat. 2: 1st Paddy Walsh (28) 39pts 2nd Jimmy McMahon (23) 38pts

Results (Ladies)-Sat May 16th; Singles Stableford 1st Susan Evans (13) 36pts 2nd Geraldine Smith (26)26 pts 3rd Bernie Furlong (18) 25pts; Sun May 17th; Singles Stableford 1st Ann Parkinson (22) 31pts (c/back) 2nd Verona McConologue (24) 31pts 3rd Susan Stewart (18) 30pts; Thurs May 21st, Open Seniors 1st Susan Stewart (18) 33pts.

Fixtures: Sat 23rd May, 3T's (Turn The Tide on Suicide) Open Singles;Sun 24th May, Monthly Medal (Ladies & Gents); Wed May 27th, Open Singles Stableford; Sat May 30th, Open Singles; Sun May 31st Singles Stableford.

Active Retired

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 2nd June at 3.00pm, at the Hotel Rosslare. Mrs Kelly Dundavon, South-eastern Regional Development Officer for Active Retirement Ireland will give a talk. There will be committee at 2.00pm at the same location.

The Knit-Wits: 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.

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 91337n 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

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

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. Call 0539132202 for more info or find us on FB @ Rosslare Strand.


Pilates, Friday at 10am €5; 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.

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.


Presentation entitled 'ROSSLARE -WE CARE'for all volunteers involved in Rosslare and for people interested in finding out about volunteering opportunities in the village, takes place on Thursday 28th May at 3pm in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Contact Anne 086-8293833 or Carolanne 0539132202 (afternoons)

Scrap Metal Collection

There is Scrap Metal Collection during the week of 9th-13th June to help raise vital funds for Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. Items can be left in the car park behind the Playground in Rosslare Strand between the times 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Volunteers needed to help and collection available. Call us on 053-9132202 Join our event now to get updates!

Parish Sale of Work

The Parish Sale of Work and Family Fun Morning is on Bank Holiday Sunday May 31st in Scoil Mhuire Rosslare from 10am-1pm Tea/Coffee, Cake Sale, Book Stall, etc., etc., etc., plus some games on the front lawn for kids. Parish Raffle tickets on sale after masses each weekend outside the church from now till May 31st. Please join with your community and support our local church and school. Donations of Chocolate, bottles and books etc greatly appreciated.

Active Retirement

Next meeting in the Golf Club on Tuesday 26th May at 10.30am. There will be a fun table Quiz at this session.

Tai Chi on the beach Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30am. Set Dancing and cards, please contact Ann on 0877568862 for details. Irish classes, please contact Helen O'Brien on 0872988758.

Garden Party in Churchtown House on Wednesday 17th June, 3-6Pm: Tickets for members cost €10 payable by 26th May, Non Members €20. There will be a FREE coach available from the Church car park leaving at 2.45pm


Next meeting is on Wednesday 27th May at the Activities centre at 10.30am.


Thre is a fun dog show in the Community Centre field from 12 noon on Sunday 5th July. Fun for dogs and the family.

Rosslare Strand F.C.

Rosslare Strand F.C. will hold its A.G.M. on Thursday 11th of June at 8pm in the Cois Barry Community House in Cois Mara.This meeting is very important for planning and preparation for both Ladies and Mens teams for next season .We ask all existing members to attend and we are always on the lookout for new faces,ladies and mens players and people to help out as managers,trainers,coaches and fundraising.

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