Friday 15 December 2017

Around the Districts



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 €7,500. The winning numbers were 6, 15, 22 and 30 Congratulations to the seven match-three winners who each received €43. The match-three winners were Mary and Faye Gallagher, Val Rankin, Kathleen Cooney, Noeleen Gore, Pat White, Theresa Wright and Nic and Ken. The next lottery will be held on Tuesday, November 8, and the jackpot now stands at €7,800.

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.

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing classes will resume in Rathangan Community Centre with Alice Goff on Tuesday, November 8, after school 3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. Girls and boys of all ages are welcome from three yrs. Contact 087 9364255.

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/

Bag 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.

St Anne's GAA

Clubs AGM's - St Anne's Coiste na nÓg AGM will take place on Friday, November 11, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse; senior club AGM will take place on Friday, November 25, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse.

Senior Citizens Party

Anyone interested in attending the Cleariestown Senior Citizens Christmas Party are asked to contact Margaret Stamp at 053 9139385 or Ann Scallan at 087 9942106. The party will only be going ahead pending interest and numbers.


Congratulations to Conor Lambert and Niamh Bradfield who have been elected Scout reps for Kilmore while Saoirse Foley and Alex Brady have been elected Venture reps at recent Youth for a recently

Daag News

Due to unforeseen circumstances the table quiz which was arranged for Wednesday, November 16, next has been postponed to a later date. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. The annual switching on of Xmas lights will take place on Saturday, December 3. More details to follow.

Drama News

The Ballycogley Players have had a busy time on stage recently. They performed their one-act plays and sketches in St Michael's hall from October 27 to October 30 where they were supported by 'full houses' each night. Thank you so much to the wonderful audiences who joined us and to the staff of St Michael's who, as always are so helpful to us. Thanks also to those who donated to and gave so generously to our nightly raffles.

Next stop for 'The Players' was at Carrig-on-Bannow on Sunday night, November 6, where again we staged our night of comedy. We always enjoy the warm welcome in Carrig and now we look forward to performing in Fethard-on-Sea next Sunday, November 13, with a start time of 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, rehearsals for next year's 3-act play 'Lay me down softly' by Billy Roche are in full swing with director Breda Hayes keeping the cast on their toes.

Women's Shed

Meetings continue in Tomhaggard social centre on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome. Upcoming programme - Monday, November 14, Candle making, November 21 Making Christmas Decorations

Tomhaggard centre

Date for your diary: Christmas Market Saturday, December 3. More details later.

Rosslare Harbour

svp Christmas Appeal

The St Patrick's Conference of St Vincent de Paul will hold their annual Christmas collection in Murphy's SuperValu on this Friday, November 11, and after mass in Kilrane and Rosslare Harbour on the weekend December 10 and 11.

There will also be a Vincent de Paul trolley for donations of non-perishable goods at Murphy's SuperValu, Theresa's Convenience Store and Quick-pick during the month of December. All donations collected are distributed within our local community.

Our local conference now has vacancies for new volunteers. If you think that you would be interested in helping out please contact 086 3918080. Your continued support would be very much appreciated.

St Mary's GAA

Club lotto: jackpot €3,950. Numbers drawn: 1, 05, 25 and 32. No Winner and Two match-three winners. Pat Hanley and Tony Whelan. Next Draw Tuesday, November 8.

RACE NIGHT - Thank you to everyone who came out on Friday evening to support our race night in Cushens. It was very much appreciated. Thank you to Ben and Paddy Cushen for the use of the venue and help in setting up. Thanks to Derek Howlin for MC on the night.

Thanks also to the following for sponsoring races: Cushens Pub, Peader Mythen, Andy Cummins, Meylers Tyres, Relax Ireland, John Codd Decorators, Senator Windows, Rochefreight, Rosslare Medical Centre, Skytel Rocketbroadband, Glanbia and An Anoymous Donation (you know how you are).

Thanks to the following for sponsoring prizes for the Raffle: Mr Barber, Murphys SuperValu, Leisuremax, Vantastic Gaming, LLoyds Pharmacy, Rosslare Community and Development Association, Seashells Cafe, Riverside Park Hotel, Suzie McGuire and Culletons Kilrane.

To All who bought horses, placed bets and helped in any way we are very grateful to you all for your support and look forward to your continued support in future years. Winning Horse Owners on the night: The Noonans, The Kelly Dunnes, The Millers, Roy Ryan, Gerry O'Neill, Jim Roche, The Ballygillane Stud, Billy Doyle, Bomber Kennedy, Conor Murphy, John Byrne and Martin Keating. Well done to all. Raffle Prize Winners: Damien Cullen, Jack Burke, Mary Mcmanaman, Trudi Roche, Jack Murphy, Derek Howlin, Paul Browne, Karl, Pádraig Hayes.

UNDER-10 FOOTBALL BLITZ - Well done to our under-10 Footballers who gave an excellent account of themselves in the centre of Excellence in Ferns last Saturday morning. We won out our group stages in style beating Ferns, Fethard and Crossabeg Ballymurn. The panel of 15 boys gave it their all in every game and it was both a pleasure and a very proud moment to watch these young men in action representing their club. Our two goalies were excellent making some fine saves throughout the morning, our backs were tenacious and brave in their efforts while our midfielders chased and fought hard to win balls to supply our dynamic forwards who really were on top form on the day. It was most certainly a team effort by all and their efforts were reflected in taking home a medal that each boys had earned for a great morning of football. Full Panel: Robbie Byrne, Conor Murphy, Daniel Mulvihill, Harry McGuinness, Nick Lambert, Billy Dalton Kelly, Eoin Kenny, Daire Burke, Rhys Murphy, Eoin Murphy, Fionn O'Neill, Tiarnan Peare, Rob Stirling, Josh Duggan and Rowan Wickham. Naomh Mhuire Abu.

WEXFORD FOOTBALL NEWS - Congratulations to our very own David Murphy on his appointment as assistant Wexford Senior Football Manager. A fantastic honour for David, we have no doubt he will do a great job and we wish him and the Wexford Team all the best for the future. Loch Garman Abu. Naomh Mhuire Abu.

AGM 2016 - Our annual general meeting will be held on Sunday, November 27, at 3 p.m. in the clubhouse.

Community Games

The AGM will be held on Friday, November 18, in Murrintown Community Centre, Murrintown at 8.30 p.m. As our Community Games area covers quite a large geographical area, it would be great to see representatives from all parts of the area at the meeting.

Rosslare Strand

Winter Fashion Show

New two U Charity Boutique are calling all fabulous ladies to join us for what's sure to be an evening full of fun and gently loved designer fashion on Friday, November 25, at 7 p.m. in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre. Join us for a Cheese and Wine reception, music and fashion you'll love. €5 entry.


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 has started on Tuesdays in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre from 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.

Charity Boutique

November and December Offer - five for €5. Any five items in the shop for €5. 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.


Book now for January - 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. Call 053 9132202 to book your slot. .


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

Forever Fit Active 60's - Sat 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 - Mon 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 - Sat at midday If interested call Paula 089 2112313.

Pilates - Friday at 10 a.m. €7 per class or (€25 x five pre-booked class) Call Theresa 089 4620552.

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach

Forever Fit - Sat at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339.

St Paul's Athletics Club - Mon and Wed at 5.30 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417.

Menapian's 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 Tennis Club - Fri at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2

Rosslare Badminton Club - Every Sat at 11 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3

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.

Rosslare Strand Schoolboys/girls AFC - Under-nine and under-10 Boys Wed 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.,U11 Boys Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.,U14 Boys Wed 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., under-10 Girls Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-12 Girls Mon 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-14 Girls Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kids Tennis Lessons - with Coach Svibor Fri from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. €5 per child. Suitable from first - sixth class.

Couch to 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.

Daddies Pool Night

Thursday night is Daddies Pool night in the Bay at 8.30 p.m. €5. Proceeds go to Scoil Mhuire parents' council.

Rosslare Youth Club

Volunteers Needed - On November 11 we are going to the Bree Disco. No 18th Home, November 25 Home. Reg Form and fee need to be returned before members can attend RYC. Join our group on Facebook for updates. Suitable for all 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.

Community Games

The AGM will be held on Friday, November 18, in Murrintown Community Centre, Murrintown at 8.30 p.m. As our Community Games area covers quite a large geographical area, it would be great to see representatives from all parts of the area at the meeting.


Fun table quiz

St Mary's National School parents' association are hosting a fun table quiz in Cushens on Friday, November 11, at 9 p.m. Cost is €20 per team of four or €5 per head. Your support would be appreciated. Also our raffle will take place after the quiz. Tickets are selling in Centra Killinick on Friday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are great Prizes. Please support if you can.

St Mary's Day Centre

We have a few places available Monday, Wednesday and Friday We also do a meals on wheels service for only €6 for a three course meal freshly cooked and delivered to your door, call 053 9132624 for details.

St Mary's Day Centre would like to wish all our absent patrons a speedy recovery.

Christmas Bazaar

A Christmas Bazaar in aid of St Mary's Day Centre will be held on Wednesday, November 16, at 2 p.m. Come along and pick up a cheap gift, decoration or a Christmas pudding.

Super Slimmers

Come and join us every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Tagoat Community Hall to lose weight, have fun and taste some nutritious food. €10 to join and €3 every week. Be fab for Christmas, men and women welcome.

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