Sunday 18 August 2019

Around the Districts

Ballymore/ Mayglass

All Blacks AFC

The club would like to thank everyone who registered for the coming season. If you missed any of our registration days and would like to join up please contact Niall on 087 1323186 or Suzanne on 086 3751704. Training details will be finalised soon for all ages.

The club will be holding an open training session for u6 to u9 boys and girls at 10am on Saturday August 24th in the pitch. All are welcome. For any queries e-mail


During the recent past the St Fintans junior A hurling team travelled to Cloughbawn to take on the home team in an EEW junior A hurling championship group A game. Though nesting at the bottom of the table the men from Ballymore/Mayglass made the home side pull out all the stops to earn a 1-12 to 0-11 victory. The men from this tiny parish continue to give a good account of themselves against the powerhouses of hurling in the County. The St Fintans send congratulations to underage partners Our Ladys Island on its convincing victory over Clongeen in the intermediate A hurling championship.

U16 Hurling

During the past week Our Ladys Island/St Fintans took on Buffers Alley in the U-16 hurling championship and ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of Our Lady's Island/St. Fintans 7-22 Buffers Alley 3-0.

A solid 1st half display saw the boys take a commanding lead of 3-17 to 0-00 at half time with the goals coming from Lee Redmond, Dean Corish & Jack Hendrick. The Alley boys replies with 3 goals in the second half but our boys continue their scoring spree, albeit at a slower rate, with goals from Dean Corish (3) and Shane Kehoe confirming a 5th hurling victory in a row before the difficult trip to Davidstown next week.

Team from squad of; Shane Pettit, Eoin Goff, Josh Burke, Robert Cloney, Adam Devereux, David Pettit, Cian Meyler, Jack Hendrick, Brian Moore, Jamie Sinnott, Dean Corish, Lee Redmond, Shane Kehoe, James O'Leary & Jason Devereux.

gaa Lotto

The St Fintans GAA lotto now stands at €6,900 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8pm and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match three prize of €300 up for grabs each week and Darragh & Eimear Doyle shared in this prize with the following numbers drawn 3,8,12,16.

Ladies Football

St Fintans Ladies u12 team played their last league game recently against Adamstown.Although the girls started well with a four point lead Adamstown grew into the game and finished stronger with a score of 7-8 to 1-12.The good news however is, due to excellent play in earlier rounds we have now qualified the County Cup semi finals.Well done girls.Now lets make a big effort on the training field and reach that final.

Birthday Greetings

The past week has been one of great celebration in the parish with three of its members celebrating special birthdays. The Coopers Inn was the venue on Friday evening when Julie Coakley and Katie Wright were joined by a large gathering of family and friends to celebrate their 21st birthdays, On Saturday evening John Kehoe Ferney Hill Killinick celebrated hi 50th birthday in the company of family and friends courtesy of a house party. We wish all three very happy birthdays.

Fun Run/Walk

Despite the forecast of heavy rain for Sunday morning last the sun shone for the organisers of the Tomhaggard 5k fun run/walk. The proceeds from the event are going towards the debt on the social centre in Tomhaggard a venue used by the many local groups including the Ballycogley Players.

The organising committee would like to sincerely thank the many generous sponsors,those that took part,the gardai and the Wexford mayor Ger Carthy who got proceedings underway and also provided medical cover.

The following who did trojan work on the day and in the weeks leading up to the event: John Joe Doyle,Paddy Morgan,John Moore,John Mc Guire,Eimear Murphy,Patricia Murphy,Sarah Mc Guire,Nessa Murphy,Ann O Byrne,Ann Fortune,Paula Hore,Joan Johnson,Anna Power,Jamie Scallan,Samantha Titley,Karen Rowe,Patricia Roche, Billy Devereux,Peter Kehoe,Jack Murphy,all the stewards and the Ballycogley players.

To the road users and those living in the general area for their patience,co-operation and support. A great time was had by all and many thanks again for your support.

Patrons 2015

Many thanks to everyone who turned out to remember our faithful departed at our annual patron masses in Ballymore and Mayglass. Thank you for attending to your graves in preparation for our patron and having them looking so well on the day. Many thanks to everyone who helped in any way at this time as we joined together to celebrate the memory of our loved ones.

Calamity Jane

Rathangan Variety Group are delighted to announce some of our production team for Calamity Jane. Our Musical Director is once again the wonderful maestro Mr Fintan Cleary (we couldn't do it without him), and this year we are delighted to have acquired the expertise and brilliance of a very well known director, Mr Alan Corcoran -yes, South East Radio's very own Alan Corcoran comes to us with vast experience and knowledge and he is really looking forward to seeing all the talent our wonderful parish has to offer.

We will host an information night on Wednesday 9th September in Rathangan hall where you can find out all about the show, the parts, the rehearsal schedule and everything involved. Since adults both male and female are in big demand we ask that anyone interested in joining the production should attend the information night or contact Rose on 086 8426052. We would love to see as many of you as possible.

Our Lady's Island


Our annual Pilgrimage is attracting great crowds with various groups and parishes attending daily. Mass is celebrated every day at 3p.m. and 8p.m. followed by confession. The Parish Gift Shop provide a lovely selection of gifts and the coffeee shop is available for refreshments.

Dance Classes

The Sheila Grace Dance Company will be resuming dance classes in Broadway National School on Thursday, 3rd Steptember. If you would like to enrol your child, or have any questions regarding classes and times you can find Sheila Grace Dance on Facebook or contact by phone on 087-6359978

G.A.A Lotto

As there was no winner of last week's Jackpot, Our Lady's Island G.A.A lotto now stands at €6,900 and tickets may be purchased from local shops and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match 3 prize up for grabs each week, Bernie Burke (seller Lisa Burke) and Adam and Tara Devereux (seller Liz Devereux) shared in this prize last week.

Last week's numbers were 3, 8, 12, and 16. Thanks to all for your continued support.

Intermediate Hurling

Our Intermediate Hurlers line out this Saturday 29th August for Round 5 of the Championship. The match is at 5pm in Blackwater against Ballyfad. Best of luck to all players and management. All support will be much appreciated.

G.A.A. Club Draw

Our Lady's Island G.A.A Club are holding a Super Cash Draw. First prize is €1,000, second prize €100 and third prize €100. The draw will take place on Saturday, 5th September in The Island Bar. Tickets are €5 each and are available from all club members or Rosaleen Keegan, Club Secretary. Reminder to all members selling Super Cash Draw tickets ticket stubs to be returned to Rosaleen Keegan.

Rosslare Harbour


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Tom Beamish, Ballyhire, Kilrane and late of Carrigroe, Clonakilty, who passed away at Wexford General Hospital after a long illness.

Tom came to Rosslare Harbour in the 1960s and worked with Irish Rail, before starting his own successful Customs Clearance business. Tom was laid to rest in his native county after funeral mass in St Michael's Church, Rathbarry.

St. Paul's AC

Big Well done to Emma Owens who finished 4th in the National Senior Discus in Santry recently. Emma's SB throw of 37.79m in the 5th round led the athlete to her best ever national senior position, unluckily just outside the medals. Finishing 7th last year, moving up to 4th is a great achievement.

Emma also competed in the hammer. The huge field of 22 athletes was one of the biggest in years and unfortunately she was unable to break into the top 8. Her best throw came in the 3rd round with a mark of 34,90m. No doubt Emma will be back aiming for a medal this next year!

This brings an end to the track and field season for 2015. Our athletes have had a great season with numerous County, Leinster and National medals and plenty of potential for next year. Well done to all our athletes who competed over the last number of months!

Cross country season is upon us now, training is in Kilrane school field Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm, new members always welcome! Our Road Race is less than 2 weeks away now, but you can still enter online at to avail of a cheaper entry! The race takes place 5th September at 5pm in Kilrane Village (4.30pm for Walkers) with plenty of cash and spot prizes and also refreshments served afterwards!

St. Mary's GAA

Lotto: €5,400 Jackpot; numbers 4-16-26-27 Bonus 33. No winner. No Match 3 winners. Next draw 24th Aug.

U6 Hurling: Well done to our u6 hurlers who played against Kilmore on Wednesday evening last in Tagoat and played some excellent hurling through out these are all stars for the future.

Fixtures: 28th Aug 2015 EEW Junior Hurling C'Ship Group B Rd 5, St Marys V Horeswood in Taghmon at 7pm.

Wedded Bliss: Congratulations to clubman Emmet Byrne on his recent marriage to Mary Clare Fleming we wish them both every happiness for the future from all in the Club!

LADIES soccer

Rosslare Rangers Ladies are looking for new players for the coming season, which kicks off on the third weekend of September. Please contact Emma on 085 2086205 or John on 087 7036551, for training times and more information.


The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 8th September at 3.00pm, at the Hotel Rosslare. There will be committee at 2.00pm at the same location.

Anyone who is retired or semi-retired is welcome to join Active Retirement. Just come along to the above meeting and introduce yourself. You will be very welcome.

2015 ARA Holiday: For any information on this year's the holiday to the Castle Hotel, Macroom, Co Cork, on 31st August, 2015, please contact Mairead on 053 9133702.

Remember that our various activities are still continuing at the usual locations. New Members are always welcome to join these groups, just go along to the venue and talk with those there.

Harbour Drifters Walkabout: Mondays and Thursdays, meet at the harbour roundabout car park at 11.00am. Whist: Tuesdays, at the Railway Social Club at 2.30pm. 45's Cards: Wednesdays, at the Railway Social Club at 08.00pm. A 'Brush With Art': Wednesdays, at the Rosslare Maritime Centre at 10.30am. 'Knitwits' Knitters: Thursdays, at the Rosslare Maritime Centre at 10.30am. Scrabble Group: Fridays, at the Railway Social Club at 2.30pm. Backgammon Group: Fridays, at the Railway Social Club at 2.30pm

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

Rosslare Strand

Community/Sports Centre

There is something for everyone in Rosslare. Please help support us online by visiting our website and like our facebook page @ Rosslare Holiday Resort. Call 0539132202. We are a registered charity.

Make the most of your Membership and renew NOW! ONLY €100 for one year family membership. Hall/Gymnasium available for hire for all events/ parties (party packages available)

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


Activities & Classes in Rosslare Community & Sports Centre. New members always welcome to all classes/groups

Pilates -Suitable for all Only €5 (payg) Every Friday Morning at 10am; Forever Fit-Sat @10am. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg), Over 60's - Sat @ 11:30am. Suitable for over 60's Call Amanda 0879713339; St Pauls Athletics Club - Mon & Wed @ 6pm. Call Leo on 086-3103417; Menapians Athletics Club Thurs @ 7pm. Call David on 085-1621700; Rosslare Bowls Club-Call Catherine 086 8177679; Men's Sheds-Tues & Thurs from 2pm - 4pm. Call Jim 0876815029; Beginners Yoga with Robin-Mon & Wed at 6:30pm €5; Zumba-Theresa will be back in September; Kettlebells - Mon & Wed @ 7.30pm, Tues at 10am & Fri at 11am, €6; Mindfulness - Theresa will be back in September; Kiddies Disco-Sunday at 7:30pm; Puppet Show-Tuesday at 8pm.

Rosslare Tennis Club

Join us every Wed at 9:30am New players always welcome. Suitable for all. Members Free - Non Members only €2;


Meeting is every Wednesday at 10:30am in the Convent for July & August.

White House Montessori

A space has become available for the coming school year. Non ECCE space or ECCE space. Contact Deirdre for more information 087 8268203 / 053 9132635

New 2 U Charity Boutique

If you are having a clear out please keep us in mind. Call in and have a look, we have some lovely items many designer and all in great condition.

Volunteer Program

Are you interested in volunteering in Village Information Centre or New 2 U Charity Boutique. Urgently in need of volunteers! Everyone Welcome call Anne on 0868293833.



Donations: We are asking for donations for our upcoming events. Any unwanted gifts, drink (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic), new or good as new items or clothes would be greatly appreciated. You can drop items into the centre or If you have items and want us to collect them please call on 053-9132624.

Day Out: We would like to thank the Rosslare Strand Tidy Town Committee for the lovely afternoon last Friday. Everyone had a great time and where very impressed with the lovely food and music.

Day Services: We currently have a few vacant places for Day Services on a Friday. We offer breakfast on arrival, card games, chat, TV, etc... On to lunch time then, this consists of a 3 course meal, and in the afternoon we have some lively music entertainment, Karaoke or pongo and finally at the end of an exciting and entertaining day we have some afternoon tea with a cake/bun before going home.

If you or someone you care for would enjoy this, then please contact Chaddy or Siobhán on 053-9132624 between 9.30am and 3.00 pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday for further information. Looking forward to hearing from you, alternatively please feel free to drop in during these times.

GAA club news

Lotto: €5,400 Jackpot; numbers 4-16-26-27 Bonus 33. No winner. No Match 3 winners. Next draw 24th Aug.

U6 Hurling: Well done to our u6 hurlers who played against Kilmore on Wednesday evening last in Tagoat and played some excellent hurling through out these are all stars for the future.

Fixtures: 28th Aug 2015 EEW Junior Hurling C'Ship Group B Rd 5, St Marys V Horeswood in Taghmon at 7pm.

Wedded Bliss: Congratulations to clubman Emmet Byrne on his recent marriage to Mary Clare Fleming we wish them both every happiness for the future from all in the Club!


The Irish Agricultural Museum will host the 2015 Open Potato Championship as part of the Annual Gardening Show on 12th & 13th September. Also in the Show this year keen gardeners from across Wexford can exhibit their homegrown fruit, flowers and vegetables. Schedules are now available from Mary Ellen on 086 244 1935.

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