Thursday 14 December 2017

Around the Districts


ICA guild

The guild held its monthly meeting for October. There was a good attendance. Condolences were expressed to the families of Claire White, Niamh Cleary and Nora Cummins. Some members are travelling to the Knit and Stitch show in the RDS. The guild is preparing for the Christmas night out in December, 2016.

Our guild will host a convenor group meeting on Monday, November 21, with the following guilds, Bridgetown Vocational College, Kilmore Quay, Killinick, Duncannon and Our Lady's Island at 8 p.m. in Carrig Community Centre. There will be a talk on Nutrition and Health. There will also be some fun activities and a raffle. Refreshments will also be served. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Corach Ramblers fc

SPLIT THE POT - This week's winner is Shauna Culleton, who wins a fantastic €774, well done Shauna. Once again, thanks a million to everyone for your continued support.

The A-team were away to Wexford Bohs this morning and came away with a hard fought 1-1 draw, we started well and were passing the ball around well and not giving Bohs any time on the ball and took a deserved lead on 19 minutes when the ball was sent forward from Gareth and knocked on to Hermi whose inviting cross was met my Mj's head and he buried it past the keeper, we kept the pressure up and could have had another couple only for some poor touches and passing, Bohs came into it more in the 15 minutes before halftime but we were defending well and limiting them to half chances.

We started the second half well and could have went further ahead when Niall had two good chances saved by the keeper, we paid for not putting our chances away when eight minutes into the half bohs equalised. We were then under a bit of pressure as bohs had their tails up but we stood firm and played our way back into it, with about 20 minutes left a through ball found hermi but just as he got to the ball he was taken out of it in the box by their keeper, even some of the bohs players said it was a definite penalty but unfortunately the referee didn't award it.

With 10 minutes left we had a quick break and Daz played a ball over the top which was handled on the edge of the box but we didn't make use of the free kick, we were nearly caught in the last couple of minutes but got away with it. We can complain about refereeing decisions and other things but the reality is we had plenty of chances to win this game, let's sort it in training this week and on to the next game.

The B team were at home today against Enniscorthy United. Today was a dominant display from our lads and we ended up cruising to victory. The boys put in a great display with the way they moved, passed and battled to get the ball back when we didn't have it. Excellent from everyone but we must keep this form up now as there will be tougher tests to come throughout the season.

The under-15s drew 4-4 with Blackwater today in a very entertaining game. Slack defending in the first half was what let Blackwater lead 4-2 at half time. Our goals coming from Robbie Rochford and Dylan Scott, who along with Eoin O'Connor really kept us in the game with their work rate throughout the half. We were all over them in the second half with Cathal Cummins showing his class with two top notch strikes to level the game. We had chance after chance for the last 20 minutes but couldn't find the winner. Darren Cadogan making a vital save at the end also. Another two points dropped, but we are definitely improving. Onto the next game.

A class performance from the Corach under-13s this morning saw them run away with an 8-1 win over Tombrack Utd in Danescastle. A goal after only four minutes from Aaron Hogan set the tone for the early afternoon kick-off. 10 minutes later the lead was doubled after a great through ball from Ben Smith put Alex Power in on goal, and Alex finished brilliantly passed the away teams keeper. A third goal just before half time, Joe Deveins first of the day, all but killed off the tie.

Tombrack briefly threatened a fight back in the second half when some sloppy defending gifted them a goal but a fine long range strike from Ben Smith stopped them in their tracks. A free kick from Ben, brilliantly flicked on by Joe for his second of the game made it 5-1 with 20 minutes to go and Joe claimed his hat-trick shortly after with a low driven finish to the 'keepers right. He could have grabbed a fourth after a defence splitting pass from Conor Cleary put him one on one with the Tombrack net minder but his shot came back off the keeper only for Conor to finish clinically to the net. A great day at the office was finished off when Cillian Cullen added the home side's eighth goal of the day late in the second half. The hard work these chaps put in every week is really starting to pay off. It's onwards and upwards from here on. Well done, boys.

The under-11 boys played ferns at home this morning. After a slow start they picked up their game half way through the first half and were 2-0 up at half time following two goals from Conor miller. They played very well in the second half adding another three goals one from Harry Murphy, one from Cian Rossiter and a blistering shot from Alec Moran from the middle of the field to seal a good 5-0 win. The boys could have had another three or four on another day. Great performance all round.


Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music by Delta Dawn November 17 and Noel Furlong November 24. All proceeds in aid of Ballymitty Hand Ball club new build.

Festive Cookery Demo

Gusserane NS are hosting a cookery demonstration, given by TV chef Edward Hayden, in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola on Thursday, November 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets are €10 and can be booked by contacting Sandra at 087 6367213 or Máire at 087 1973537, you can also come along on the night.

GAA club notes

lottery this Tuesday night with a jackpot of €6,200. Tickets can be purchased from the Post office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge or from any Club Member down in the complex. Tickets are two euro each or a book of six only €10. Thank you for your continued support to the club.

The Christmas Market will take place on Sunday, December 4, down in the complex. Anyone wishing to display their local goods please contact Pauline 086 3534878 Kirstie 086 1720995 or Joeanne 086 3022840. Stalls only €20 each an doors opened from 10 a.m.

The club's most important meeting of the year the AGM takes place on Sunday, November 20, at 5 p.m. Please note Change of time. Contact Secretary Oliver Delvin 085 7477572 for the nomination forms for chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Pro and Child's Officer.


A large crowd attended the colleges all-Ireland Handball semi-finals and finals in Ballymitty on Saturday, November 5, with players travelling from Galway, Monaghan, Roscommon, Leitrim, Cork, Tipperary and Kilkenny. It was an all-day event from 9.30 a.m. to 5.45 p.m.

The games were played at a very high standard and the most impressive player was Fiona Tully from Roscommon winning the ladies doubles title her strength and skills would be unbelievable to the older generation of handballers.

William Roche the national GAA handball president travelled from Clare to present the medals it was a very busy day for the committee and they would like to thank everybody that helped out in any way especially the referees and the kitchen staff. Handball tournament for turkeys every Tuesday night.

Gala Bingo

There is a Gala Bingo in Grantstown day care centre on Sunday, November 20, from 2 p.m. adm €5 tea served, Christmas puddings and mince pies will be on sale on the day.


Lotto Results

Results for Wednesday, November 9: winning numbers 13, 16, 17, 23; no jackpot winner. 12 match-three winners each receive €54 each: Minnie Roberts; Prisala; Anne Kelly; A. Thormey; Joan Whitty; Anne Kelly; Jazzer; Seán Shortle; Noel Murphy; E. McEvoy; Sharon Fanning and Ursula.

Jackpot for November 16 is €17,000. Tickets are €1.50 at the Parish Office or any promotor. Lottery takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter please call to the Parish Office to have it arranged. Results available on or Facebook.

church news

The Joy Of the Gospel: There will be a series of six sessions that explore our personal encounter and friendship with Christ with the view to deepening our relationship with God through discussion, fellowship and prayer. The six sessions explore: The Father's Love, the Gift of the Spirit, A Personal Pentecost, the Joy of the Gospel, Unwrapping God's gift and Living in the Spirit.

The sessions take place between Easter and Pentecost and are open to all Christian denominations. They take place on six consecutive Sunday evenings from November 13 to December 18. The venue for the meetings will be the Shamrock Room, Clonard Community Centre. The meetings start at 7 p.m. and continue till 8.30 p.m. For further details contact Pat and Francesca Russell at 053 9131618.

Contemplative Outreach Ireland: Introduction workshop into the method of Centering Prayer on Tuesday, November 15, from seven to 9.30 p.m. in the Shamrock Room, Clonard Community Centre. Contact 087 2432947 or for further details. Presenter: Fr Tom Dalton. PP.

Meeting: A meeting for all hospitality ministers takes place on Monday, November 28, at 7.30 p.m. in the Boardroom.

Christmas fair

The Clonard Christmas Fair is on December 3 and 4. We are looking for unwanted gifts and Bric-a-Brac in good condition for the Christmas fair. If you have items you would like to donate or if you would like to hire a stall at our fair please contact Karen in the parish office at 053 9123672.

Bereavement Support

Clonard Bereavement Support Group are meeting on Tuesday, November 22, at 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Shamrock Room, Clonard Parish Centre. Further information please contact Clonard Parish Office at 053 9123672.

svp bric-a-brac

The St Vincent De Paul Society will hold a Furniture and Bric-a-Brac Sale in St Michael's hall, Thomas St on Friday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be our last sale till January.

Hospice coffee morning

Please support Wexford Hospice Homecare at a coffee morning on Thursday, November 17, from 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. at Boggans Shop (Tea Room) Newtown Road, Wexford. There will be lots of lovely gifts to be won.

ICA Wexford Guild

Ladies, it's that time of year when it's cold outside and we are all ready to relax and unwind. So this month's speaker Lucy Grannel will help us all to distress with her fabulous talk on foot care not to be missed. This month's competition is to bake six hot cross buns which the winner will go forward to federation at the end of the month.

Active Retirement

Day trip to Rathwood on Wednesday, November 16. Bus pick up at Clonard at 10.30 a.m. Next general meeting in Clonard on Wednesday, November 30, at 2.30 p.m. WEXARA phone no. 087 6094587.

Clonard GAA

Indoor training continues every Friday night in St Peter's College Complex, Belvedere Road. Training times: under-6s 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-10s 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., under-12s 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Congratulations to Indie Carty who won €368 in this week's split-the-pot. Seller this week was Brendan Benson, draw was held in Culleton's Bar Whitemill. Thank you to all who supported us this week and to all of our sellers. Next week's envelopes are on sale now, your continued support is greatly appreciated.

The club extend their sympathies to Eleanor Browne and the Browne family on the passing of her aunt Eileen Lawlor (Nee Crowley), may she rest in peace.

coffee morning thanks

Wexford Hospice Homecare Committee would like to thank all who supported 'Ireland's Biggest coffee morning sponsored by Bewley's' which took place recently. This year the amount raised was €14,329.57. All funds raised go towards continuing the services of Hospice Home Care in Co. Wexford. A magnificent €2,100 was raised here in Clonard.

CD and Record fair

The popular Record and CD fair returns to the Talbot Hotel on Sunday, November 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thousands of new, used and rare records will be on sale and visitors will also have an opportunity to sell their own unwanted CDs. For more information phone Steve at 087 0697856.


Taghmon ICA

The October meeting took place on Wednesday, October 19, in the Scout Hall. The meeting started with the demonstration by Dawn Morley from Craft Central in New Ross. We all had great fun paper weaving and we look forward to having her back in the spring.

After a cup of tea the meeting proper started. The minutes and correspondence were read and dealt with. Yoga classes have started and we look forward to other exercise classes in the spring. The competition for the next meeting is for the nicest pair of slippers, and all the slippers will be donated to the Women's Refuge. The raffle was won by Mary Noonan and Mary Monaghan.

The November meeting takes place on Wednesday night next the 16th. The demonstration will be by Michael O'Connor from the Red Door cafe in Carraig on Bannow. He will be giving us tips and seasonal recipes and there'll be tasty treats to sample. If you'd like to join us the meeting is open to non-members. The demonstration starts at 7.30 sharp. We look forward to welcoming you.

Camross ICA

Our last meeting took place in the Old School in Carrowreagh on Monday, November 7. Minutes, Correspondence, and Finance were dealt with by Margaret Nolan, Margaret O'Gorman (Poulpeasty), Dympna Kelly and Breda Banville. A vote of sympathy was extended to Philomena Doyle for the recent passing of her brother, to Maggie Kelly also for the passing of her brother and to Alice Whitty for the passing of her aunt. Dympna congratulated Alice Whitty (who sent her apologies) for organising a very successful Bowling competition with two of our members on the winning team and one on the second team.

A few of the ladies recently attended a training evening for the officers in the IFA, Enniscorthy. The training proved to be both most enjoyable and informative. The Knit and Stitch Show was attended but some of our members who availed of the Rural Bus Scheme which proved to be an enjoyable and convenient means of transport for the event.

A lovely ecumenical prayer service in memory of past members of our guild was led by Father Robert Maguire and Cannon Arthur Minnion. This was followed by delicious tea and scones served by Esther Rhynehart and Mairead O'Gorman.

A few dates for your diary: November 19, winter conference, in West Point. November 27, the Citizens' Christmas Party will take place in Taghmon. November 28, Federation meeting, in the Ferry Carrig Hotel, with a start at 7.30 p.m. There will be a talk on Bee keeping from the World President of the Beekeepers Federation. December 8, Our Christmas party will take place in Marry Barry in Kilmore (7 p.m.). December 11, the Daniel O'Donnell Christmas Show. The total cost, which includes dinner, is €80. Mary Kelly won the monthly competition with her delicious hot cross buns.

Our next meeting will take place in Camross Hall, on December 5 with a start at 8 p.m. The competition will be the cutest Christmas ornament and we will have a game of Bingo. We hope to see you there.

Velma Dancing

Maybe you are already quite an accomplished dancer, or maybe you are interested in learning new skills, either way, why not join this new social dancing class with Velma? The class will start on Thursday, November 17, at 8.30 p.m. in Camross Hall. Cost €5.


If you are interested in a knitting and crochet, 8-week free course starting Wednesday, November 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please contact the Taghmon Family Resource Centre for more information at 053 9134465 or email

GAA Notes

Our Club Lotto takes place again this Tuesday night in the Centre when the Jackpot will be €,6200, please have your tickets in at 8 p.m.

Our U21 football team are playing next Saturday evening in the District Championship in Gusserane where will take on the local team under their new floodlights at 6 p.m. Please come out and give the boys support.

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