Wednesday 23 October 2019

Around the Districts


Shoe Box Appeal

It's that time of year again to fill your shoe boxes and get them ready for collection. They need to be ready for November 10 and can be left into the PO, Breda's Shop or the school. All donations welcome.


Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music by Jimmy Barnwell October 20, Halloween dance with Cupla October 27. All proceeds in aid of Ballymitty Handball club new build.

There will be a bus pick up drop off service from your house covering all areas to the social dance nights every Thursday night. A cover charge of €10 will include bus fare, admission to the dance, door prize entry and refreshment. For bus contact Markie Sinnott 087 2407755.

Table quiz

A table quiz will be held in Tír na nÓg on November 4 at 8.30 p.m. in aid of Wellingtonbridge Tidy Towns.

Table quiz

Table quiz in Atlantic Bar Cullenstown on October 27 in aid of Cullenstown Community Group.

Church Gate Collection

A church gate collection in aid of the Severely Intellectually Disabled will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23.

Ballycogley Players

Ballycogley Players will perform three one-act plays in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre Sunday, November 6, at 6 p.m.

Grantstown Day Care

Upcoming events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Tuesday, October 18 - Picture Quiz/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday, October 19 - Pongo/Quiz in the morning and Sonas/Games in the afternoon. Thursday, October 20 - Skittles/Cards and Nail Painting in the afternoon.

Peace Garden Mural

The unveiling of the Peace Garden Mural by the Mayor of Wexford, Frank Staples. takes place Monday, November 7, at 1.30 p.m.

Corach RAmblers fc

This week's Corach Ramblers split-the-pot was won by Graham Kelly Tusker view Wexford (c/o Wallace's hardware) who picks up €751.Well done, Graham. Once again thanks a million to everyone for your continued support.

A-team were at home to Taghmon today and despite missing six regulars we showed the strength of the squad by eventually running out 4-2 winners, we started off well and had all the pressure in the first 20 minutes but then went one down against the run of play in the 27th minute, it stayed like that till half time in what was a poor last 15 minutes, second half we came out with more purpose and had Taghmon on the back foot from the start but Taghmon were sitting deep and trying to get us on the counter attack so chances were scarce, with 25 minutes left we made a couple of substitutions and positional changes and five minutes later we got the equaliser we deserved when Gareth McCurtin finished to the corner from 25 yards with the help of a slight deflection, his first goal on his return to the club, a couple of minutes later we went ahead when Gareth got his second from the edge of the box, our third arrived two minutes from time when from the edge of the box again Gareth completed his hat trick, Taghmon pulled one back in the last minute to set up what could have been a nervy finish but Gareth got his fourth in the 91st minute to make sure of the three points.

B team were away to rosslare Rangers today and what can ya say only what a performance from the rambler boys. We took the lead early on through James Byrne but rosslare came at us hard and got one back. We were up again it for much of the first half but after the break we made two changes and on came Richie and Aaron. We started to play some decent soccer again but they got awarded a Peno and converted but the boys knew they were on top and never dropped the heads. They pushed hard and soon got the equaliser through Aaron but we didn't sit back on that and knew they were there for the taking and after some great play the ball was played through to Kevin Sinnott who squared it for Richie to tap home. Great result by both teams and a great way to work together between both teams #coyr

North End were the opposition for the ladies' team and despite going behind in the first minute Corach drew level after a spectacular lob from Sara Byrne. This was soon followed by the home teams' second and it was 2-1 at half time. The third goal for the town team came after a disputed offside call and when they were gifted the fourth it became an easy win. Trina Sinnott scored a great team goal to remind them the game wasn't over but unfortunately that was the final score of the game. A 4-2 loss was tough but it was just one of those days when nothing seemed to go right.

Corach under-10 girls played away this morning against Fasnet in their second game of the season. They played their hearts out all way through the match few brilliant saves from our goalkeeper. We scored a lovely goal by Laura Neville in the second half. Unfortunately today wasn't our day but all girls had a great game. Final score 2-1.

Two goals from Cairadh Connelly and one from Jamie Walsh gave Seaview a 3-1 win away to Corach Ramblers under-14. The game was only 1-0 to the visitors at half time after a lucky goal but a superb lob shot from Grace Donovan was not enough to pull it back for the home side. Fantastic goalkeeping from Nicole Cahill prevented a much higher score.

Under-11 boys won 6-0 two goals from conor miller. One from alec moran, dean brown, kyle cleary and harry murphy. very solid performance all round. Two nil up at half time. fethard played well but boys very solid in defence and quick on the break. jack cleary had a very good game in goal for us too making some key saves.

Our under-13 boys travelled to Tombrack this morning and despite a fantastic effort overall, they went down 3-1 to the home side. A poor start saw Corach head in at half time a goal down. What was a scrappy game to be fair, was all but over when Tombrack added two more goals midway through the second half. A late consolation goal from Cormac McGee was just reward for the fight the boys showed from start to finish even at 3-0 down. Just one of those days for the boys, but we'll put it right next time out.

GAA club notes

Jackpot this Tuesday will be €5,600. Tickets are two euro each or a book of six just €10. Tickets can be purchased from the Post office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg Wellingtonbridge of any Club Officer in the complex. All money and tickets to be down in the complex after 7.30 p.m.

Race night and fancy dress in the Brandane Bannow on Friday, October 28. Horses for sale for €20. Contact Pauline, Tina or Joe Anne for further information or to purchase a horse.

The Christmas market will take place on Sunday, December 4. All enquiries regarding a stall please contact Pauline.

Thanks to everyone who decorated the parish with the club's colours all is looking well. There was great excitement for the build up to the Intermediate County Final. All photos and match details on the Facebook page.

handball club

The Ballymitty handball club AGM is on Tuesday, November 15, at 7.30 p.m. in the club's meeting room.

Clair Murphy won €110 on Spin the wheel at last week's dance.

Ballymitty NS

Can you believe it's almost Mid Term break already?. We have moved our usual Prize-giving to Friday, October 21. Junior infants - second class prize-giving is 1.15 p.m. to 2 p.m. and senior prize-giving 2.15 p.m. to 3 p.m. All Parent's are welcome.

On Friday, October 21, we will also be saying farewell to Ms. Eleanor Kehoe who has been appointed as the new Principal in Monageer NS We wish her every success in her new role and we thank her for all the wonderful ways she contributed to our school since 2007. Go n'éirí on t-ádh leat.

Well done to our Rackard League Football teams, combined with Danescastle NS the girls and boys have played lots of matches recently and are awaiting news about the next round.

We are looking forward to fourth - sixth classes participating in the Sing Out Loud Concert in the National Opera House on November 20. It's a wonderful occasion and we've participated for the last four years. Parents who haven't purchased tickets can do so by contacting the Opera House directly or by going online.

Mindfulness: our plan for the year ahead is for our school to become a Mindful School. Some of our sixth class students are busy organising activities for mindfulness. Every Monday is Mindful Monday where we spend time listening to Mindfulness exercises and we allow ourselves to just be still and be mindful of what's going on at that moment. We are also doing Glitter Jars for each class and we hope to set up a Mindfulness area in the school.

Yoga: Our pupils will begin yoga after Midterm break with Tina Ralph. The children love yoga and it has many benefits.

Parent and Toddler: Our Parent and toddler group is up and running every Wednesday and Friday 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Because the prize-giving is on Friday, October 21, there will be no P & T group on that day. We look forward to welcoming more of you to our group.


A talk on Mindfulness by Mark Ralf will take place in the Study Centre, Wellingtonbridge (situated at the back of Cost Cutters) on Friday, October 28, from 8.30 to 9.30 p.m. All are welcome, especially school students. Admission free.

Rally thank you

Wexford Motorclub would sincerely like to thank the residents who allowed us complete our two-day Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally on the weekend of September 10/11. Your cooperation is very much appreciated and it helped us run a very successful event.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €6,600. The winning numbers were 14, 15, 16 and 18. Congratulations to the two match-three winners who each received €150. The match-three winners were Pat O'Brien and Con Byrne. The next lottery will be held on Tuesday, October 18, and the jackpot now stands at €6,900.

Fastnet Rovers fc

Fastnet Rovers are now selling tickets for our Christmas Grand prize draw. Tickets are €20 and limited to 300 tickets with the winner receiving €1,000. Tickets are available from the committee, managers and players. This is a key fundraiser for the club and your support is greatly appreciated.

Michael English

To mark Mulrankins Church Bicentenary, Michael English and his band will be performing in cabaret at Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford on November 24 th at 8.30 p.m. Tickets €20, please call 087 9136932,087 2052820, also available at Whites hotel reception. This promises to be a great occasion so book early to avoid disappointment.

Parish AED's

We're delighted to now have Four AED's in our parish - Baldwinstown, Cleariestown, Duncormick and Rathangan. They are located at the shop in Baldwinstown; Church in Cleariestown; Former post office in Duncormick and on the school in Rathangan. They're in a bright yellow box. If you suspect a cardiac arrest please call 999/112 FIRST and then, if you can, your voluntary AED team. We will try our best to respond and our number is 086 4011688. Volunteers for the team are always required. Call Jacqui at 087 2219302 for more information or Defib/

Cleariestown AGM

Cleariestown Hall Development Group are holding their AGM on Tuesday, October 18, at 8.30 p.m. in Cleariestown Hall.

Ladies Football/Camogie

The annual general meeting of St Anne's Ladies' Football and camogie club will be held on Friday, October 21, in the club Rooms at 8 p.m.

Please Note: Proposals for Positions, Motions or membership should be inserted on forms provided and should be returned to the club secretary Eileen Scallan by post to: Duncormick, Co. Wexford or by email to on or before 5 p.m. Monday, October 17h 2016.

Parish council

Rathangan parish council would like to thank everyone who supported and helped to make the South East Country Music Festival a great success and we are looking forward to next year's festival. More details to follow.

Camross Drama Group

Camross Drama Group is looking forward to entertaining the audience in Rathangan hall on Friday, October 21, at 8 p.m. with their three One-act plays. A great night of comedy and drama for only €10 on door.

Rathangan Hall

Regular activities going on at present in Rathangan Hall. New members are always welcome to all classes/groups. Enquiries to 051 563039.

Monday and Wednesday Morning 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Exercise Classes with Macfit; Tuesday Morning 10.30-midday - Mother and toddler. Tuesday Afternoon 3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. - Irish Dancing. Tuesday Evening 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7 p.m to 8 p.m. - Gymnastics. Thursday Evening 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Archery. Friday Evening 5.15 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. - Hip Hop

Tomhaggard centre

Women's Shed continues Mondays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. New members welcome. Other activities: Yoga Mondays 6-7.30 p.m.; Art Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Scouts Wednesday 7-8.30 p.m.; Drama Mon, Tuesday and Thur 8 p.m. Reading Room open when centre in use. Great selection of books to read, borrow and swop. Centre available for hire, contact 087 6858480.

clothing collection

Cleariestown Community Playgroup will be having a Fundraising used clothing collection on Monday, November 14. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Old mobile phones will also be accepted. You can drop off any items at the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Table quiz

There is a fun table quiz in aid of Senior Citizens Party in Sammy's Duncormick on Friday, November 4.

Community Alert

An open meeting re Rathangan-Duncormick Community Alert will take place on Thursday, October 27, at 8 p.m. in Rathangan Hall. Registered members and new members are welcome on the night to air their views and concerns and ask questions on the night as we head into yet another winter. See you all there on the night. Most important you attend this meeting.

Rally thank you

Wexford Motorclub would sincerely like to thank the residents who allowed us complete our two-day Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally on the weekend of September 10/11. Your cooperation is very much appreciated and it helped us run a very successful event.

Rosslare Harbour

Nights of comedy

The Ballycogley Players will present their annual 'Nights of Comedy' under the title 'Mayhem and Merriment' at St Michael's hall, Thomas St, Wexford from Thursday October 27 to Sunday, October 30 at 8 p.m. each night. It will feature two 1-act plays and a surprise or two. Admission €10, tickets at the door.

St Mary's GAA

Club lotto: jackpot €3,500. Numbers drawn: 16, 22, 30 and 31; no winner and no match-three winner. Five Lucky Dip Winners: Anita Ryan, John Maher, John Byrne, Miah Higgins and Trisha Boyce. Next Draw Tuesday, October 18.

Sympathy - We extend sympathy to the Doyle Family Rosslare on the passing of their Aunt last week from all at St Mary's Rosslare. May she rest in peace.

Club Gear - The last order of 2016 for Club Gear with O'Neill's will be placed November 1. Anyone who wishes to order please contact Corinna 086 8681925 before this date.

Date for your Diary - A race night in aid of St Mary's Rosslare Coiste na nÓg will be held in Cushens, Tagoat on Friday, October 28, at 9 p.m. Please come along and support this fundraiser.

Wexford People

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