Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the Districts

Ciara White and Christina Kehoe were enjoying their night out at the Jack L concert in The Spiegeltent on Saturday night.
Ciara White and Christina Kehoe were enjoying their night out at the Jack L concert in The Spiegeltent on Saturday night.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €6,900 and tickets can be purchased from local shops and the club grounds on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. and from club members at a cost of €1.50. There is also a match-three prize of €300 up for grabs each week Last week's numbers were 14, 15, 16 and 18. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit Wexford

Hi energy Dancefit classes in Ballycogley continue on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Plus 'Forever Active 55's +' Mondays at 11.30 a.m. A more gentle exercise class to music. Kilmore Forever Active 55+ on Tuesday at 2 p.m. All 'pay as you go'. Join in any time.

All Blacks AFC

All Blacks AFC Division four Senior Men Wexford Football League result from last week: All Black's AFC three - Enniscorthy second 1. Good competitive game today, great contest from both sides. Sharp shooter Shane Sinnott scored two once again keeping his consistent form.

Mark Whelan sliced open the opposition from the right hand side scoring one, then the Blacks struck the upright on a number of occasions. Enniscorthy had strong centre field displays with great battles from our Padragh Rossiter and big John Walsh in his man of the match performance. Jason Pettit and Mark Byrne like two rutting stags knocked every ball away with vigor, strong in the air defensively.

Good substitution showed how vital the bench was, Mossy Power for John Codd. Jason Kehoe right back for John McGuire. Barry Buttimer substitute was unlucky not to add to the score sheet. Well done to everyone, keep up the winning ways.

Congratulations to this week's winner in our split-the-pot Draw No 40 at Greenacres Pub, Tomhaggard - Antoinette Furlong, Winning Prize €430. Next week's draw is in the Halfway House, Ballycogley. Great prize to be won. Many thanks for the hospitality on the night. Thank you to all our selling agents and our draw entrants in your continued support weekly.

The under-12 girls came out winners in a thrilling 5-4 victory over North End. Despite trailing 3-1 at half time, our girls showed spirit and determination to get the game back on track. Aoibheann Rankin hit the net three times and Ciara Murphy scored two goals. It was a true team effort that got the All Blacks the victory with brilliant performances all over the pitch.

Aoife Devereux was in top form in goal, Aoife Codd, Tara Cullen and Eve Rowe were solid in defence. Cora Sinnott, Ciara Murphy, Sophie Wallace and Abby Lambert worked skillfully and tirelessly in the middle of the pitch and Aoibheann Rankin and Kiera Casey played brilliantly upfront. Well done girls

Fundraiser Postponed

Due to a number of different reasons and some time restraints the planned St Fintan's 'Stars in their Eyes' gala night planned for the Danby Lodge Hotel on November 19 has been postponed till early 2017.

The fundraising committee will be running a number of various fundraisers in the lead up to Christmas with all money raised going towards the new clubhouse development. Tickets for a trailer load of firewood will go on sale during this week at €5 for a book of three please look out for the trailer at various locations over the coming weeks. A table quiz will be held in November the details of which will be made known over the coming weeks. A club Christmas party night will be held in Ye Olde Coopers Inn on Saturday, December 17, with music and finger food. The draw for the firewood will be held on the party night and plenty of other fun activities are planned.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Tommy Browne Coddstown Killinick. Tommy sadly died during the past week and was laid to rest following his funeral Mass in Tacumshane on Sunday last. May he rest in peace.

Rackard League

Following a thrilling campaign so far this year both our girls and boys schools Rackard League teams have reached the Wexford district final. These two games will comprise a double header on this Thursday, October 20, in Kilmore GAA grounds. The girls take on near rivals Rosslare at 3.20 p.m. while the boys will play Gaelscoil Charman immediately afterwards at 4.30 p.m.

This is a huge event for the combined schools of Mayglass and Broadway so come along in the green and gold to cheer on our up and coming stars.

Birthday Greetings

Peter Goldsmith, Killinick was joined by a large gathering of family and friends in the Merry Elf, Killinick to celebrate his 60th birthday. Happy birthday Peter.

Fuel Allowances

Its that time of year when we need to be thinking about our fuel needs for the winter especially for our senior citizens. There are a number of categories that qualify for the €22.50 per week and its the seniors we want to encourage for this allowance if they have not already done so. For more information and application forms please call to the Kilmore SCOPE information centre in the AOH hall Bridgetown, Mon 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact numbers 053 9175523 or 085 8098981.

Juvenile Football

It wasn't to be for this troop of lads when they came up against a faster, stronger side in Kilrush in the juvenile football final on an evening when our lads probably didn't play the football we know they were capable of producing. Each game brings us high and lows and unfortunately this was one which ended on a low.

These lads have had an amazing season, they have worked hard since last March and given us some thrilling games over the last six months. Only a couple of weeks ago they won their hurling shield final in a humdinger of a game. They can be very proud of the season past and look forward to 2017 with great enthusiasm.

Community website

The Ballymore/Maylass development committee web-site is now up and running at It is just starting and over time it will contain updates on community developments, an events calendar and any other news. To submit any items to it you can email them to

Bargy Vintage Club

Bargy Vintage Club will hold its annual road run on Sunday, October 23, Starting from Ballycogley. Registration from 11 a.m., please arrive early to allow a 1 p.m. start. Refreshments before and after, all proceeds to local charities For further info please call 087 7683820 or 086 2550704.

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.

Table quiz

A fun fundraising table quiz in aid of Bridgetown Men's Shed will be held on October 19 in Greenacres bar and lounge Tenacre at 8.30 p.m.

St Fintan's NS

The parents' association of St Fintan's National School held its annual general meeting on Wednesday, September 28. The association would like to thank all those who attended the AGM and also it's outgoing committee for their hard work and dedication over the past year.

The newly elected committee for the coming year includes; Chairperson Peter Thompson, Vice-Chairperson Elizabeth Ganly, Secretary Jenny Doyle, Treasurer Elaine Cullen and PRO Ciara Day. All parents are invited to attend the monthly meeting's throughout the school year.

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.

Women's Shed

The Shed are going to Knitting and Stitching Show on October 22 and there are spaces available on the bus for anyone interested in attending, stopping at Jack Whites for meal on way home. Enquiries 087 6315425.

Rosslare Strand

Kids Tennis Lessons

Coach Svibor will be at Rosslare Community and Sports Centre every Friday from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. €5 per child. Suitable from first - sixth class. Booking Essential at 053 9132202 Training ongoing till Halloween break - if weather is bad we will be indoors.


Would you like to learn how to refurbish a tub chair and you get to take it home with you afterwards? Starting Wednesday, November 9, 16 and 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. €50 per person (includes chair). Booking Essential as numbers limited at 053 9132202. Find our event on Facebook at Upcycling Workshop. Please ensure you are available for all three nights before booking your place.

Photography Class

Get more from your camera; go beyond point and shoot. Morning class is starting on Tuesday, October 18, in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evening class is starting on Thursday, November 10, in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost for both courses is €6 (payg) x four weeks. Please bring your own camera. Booking is essential at 087 6815029.

Parent/Toddler Group

We would love to start up a new parent and toddler group in Rosslare. We are looking for parents to help us get started. Call us at 053 9132202 if you are interested and let us know what days and times suit you. Find us on Facebook.

Halloween Hike

Centra are holding a Halloween Hike as afundraising event in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness on Sunday, October 30, at 4 p.m. Fancy Dress J Fun for all. Meet at Centra. Sponsorship Cards available at Centra. 053 9173060.

Charity Boutique

October Offer - Donate a bag of clothes and choose one item of clothing on our offer rail for free. Please drop them into the shop any time. All Donations greatly appreciated. Please think of us when you are having a clear-out. We need your support to help keep us going. Open Mon - Sat from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Only one slot left for Novembers edition *Book now*Advertise your business with us. We print over 800 copies each month, going to our schools and local shops. Not to mention the ever growing list of subscribers who are emailed our newsletter each month. Think smart and get your business in our newsletter NOW - you can't afford not to. Call 053 9132202 to book your slot. Have you got something happening in your local club? Get your notices into us for Novembers Edition.


Ongoing activities at Rosslare Community/Sports Centre area s follows. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

NEW: Forever Fit Active 60's - Starting Saturday, October 8, at 11.30 a.m. Fun gentle fitness. Booking Essential to know numbers €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339.

Tumbao Fitness and Dance - Wed at 7 p.m., €6 per person/Call Dimitri at 085 2112975. Salsa Dance - Wed at 8 p.m., €6 per person/Call Dimitri at 085 2112975. Urban Funk Dance School - Monday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. = 7-12 years and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 13 + yrs €6 (payg) Call 089 2229661.

Life Drawing Classes - If interested call Paula 089 2112313. Circuit Training - Tuesdays at 9.30 a.m. €5 - Felix 085 1165048. Pilates - Back Friday, September 9, at 10 a.m. €7 per class or (€25 x five pre-booked class) Call Theresa 089 4620552. Tai Chi - Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30 a.m. on the beach. Forever Fit - Saturdays at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) - Call 087 9713339.

St Paul's Athletics Club - Mon and Wed at 5.30 p.m. - Call Leo at 086 3103417. Menapians Athletics Club Thursday at 7 p.m. - Call David at 085 1621700. Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine 086 8177679 Men's Sheds - Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim 087 6815029. Women's Sheds - Thursday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Anne - 086 8293833.

Rosslare Badminton Club - Meet every Saturday at 11 a.m., new players welcome. €3. Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 10 a.m. New players welcome. €2. Rosslare Boxing Club - Tuesday and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Suitable from 9+yrs Call Mark 086 8975979.

Couch to 5K

Are you interested in starting running? Would you like to be able to run a 5k? Our eight-week program is for you. Starting soon on Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre. Call Dee at 089 4824892 for more info.

Rosslare Youth Club

Volunteers Needed - Reg Form and fee need to be returned before members can attend RYC. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates. Suitable for all Secondary school students first - sixth years. €2 per week.

Web Event

A Web Event with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle. based on Best Seller and Oprah's Book Club Selection, 'A New Earth' by Eckhart Tolle, is ongoing till December 13, (except October 25 and November 1-midterm break) at Rosslare Community and Sports Centre from 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Tea or coffee and Snack provided) €6 per week for 10 Weeks. (p.a.y.g)

For any queries call Theresa at 089 9759605 or Rosslare Community and Sports Centre 053 9132202. Book can be purchased in all good book stores and online sites.


Lollitots can take your school-going child before and after school, for information please contact 053 9132770.

Race night

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 our fundraiser and enjoy and evening of guaranteed fun.

Split the Pot

Congratulations to Larry 'Pele' Mythen who scooped €162. Next week it might be you, But if your not in you cant win.

Christmas Day Swim

Yes it's getting to that time of year again and we are making preparations for the annual Festive Baptism. Permit has now been granted for the bucket collection in aid of St Mary's Day Care Centre.

Cois Barry House

A Halloween Party for all you little monsters under 12 years of age will be held on Monday October 31, starting at 7 p.m. finishing at 8.30 p.m. Be there and be scary.

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