Sunday 19 November 2017

Around the Districts

Lucy Danerne and Grace O'Mahoney who were in McCauleys Pharmacy, Redmond Square on Friday for the store's celebration of its 25th birthday on Friday.
Lucy Danerne and Grace O'Mahoney who were in McCauleys Pharmacy, Redmond Square on Friday for the store's celebration of its 25th birthday on Friday.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €8,400 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 and Oisin and Cillian, Nicola Pettit, Dermot Dayand Boys at 34 shared in this prize. Last week's numbers were 1, 5, 10 and 30. Many thanks for your continued support.

St Fintan's AGM

St Fintan's Club AGM will take place on Friday, December 2, in the Scout Hall Ballymore at 8 p.m. Any motions/proposals must be submitted to the club Secretary email address ( before Wednesday, November 23. Nominations for club executives should also be submitted by email before Wednesday the 23rd.

Cake Sale and Raffle

There will be a cake sale and raffle in Mayglass church porch on Saturday, November 26, before and after 7.30 p.m. mass. Donations of confectionary would be most welcome. Proceeds in aid of the day to day running of our parish. Your support would be very much appreciated.


To mark the Bicentenary of Mulrankin church Michael English and his band will be performing in cabaret at Clayton Whites Hotel Wexford on November 24 at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are limited now for the night and its going to be a great one. There are some fantastic prizes to be won (hotel breaks etc) so book your tickets now if you want to be part of thisspecial occasion. Call us at 087 9136932 or 087 2052820.

Table quiz

A fundraising table quiz will be held in the Halfway House Ballycogley on Thursday, December 1, at 8 p.m. with the proceeds going towards the development of Ballycogley hall.A table of four will cost €20 and a fun night is guarenteed.

Rackard League

Having beaten Kilrush NS in the semi-final of the Allianz Cumann Na mBunscol Rackard League Roinn C boys football the combined schools of Mayglass and Broadway travelled to St Patrick's park during the past week to take on Fethard in the final with high expectations. The game started positively for the boys from the South East as they traded scores with the boys from Fethard and only trailed by apoint when the half time whistle sounded 1-3 to 0-5.

Fethard began the second half well scoring two early points but it was then the boys from the south enjoyed their best spell of the game taking the lead with just 10 minutes remaining and this lead could have been increased but for a super save from the Fethard goalkeeper. It was then that Fethard took charge and tagged on scores at will to claim the spoils on a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-7. Great stuff lads.

Christmas Market

Tomhaggard social centre are holding a Christmas Market on Saturday, December 3, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. There'll be plenty of Hand made Crafts, Home baking, Seasonal refreshments, Christmas decorations etc. To book a stall call Angela 087 2840272.

Free Children's entertainment in Library as a Thank You to the community. Storytime and Mrs Claus' Dilemma. What has Florida got to do with Christmas and Mrs Claus? Children, she needs your help.

All Blacks AFC

All Blacks five Rosslare Strand 1. The under-10 girls will go into division one as probably one of the favourites for the title as they recorded their fourth win from four games in this win over a young Rosslare Strand side. Ciara Murphy (3) and Naomi Denton (2) scored for the home side while Lucia O'Donoghue was on target for Strand. Well done girls and manager Suzanne.

The under-11 boys had a narrow but well earned 4-3 victory over a gallant Duncannon side at Casey park with goals from Jamie, Fionn and man of the match JJ (2). Well played everyone.

The under-13 boys were back to league action and they travelled into top of the table Wexford Albion. They fell behind around the 20 minute mark. Our boys pressed hard searching for the equaliser. Tadhg McDonald came close only to be denied with a goal line clearance. The equaliser did come around the 26th minute mark when Captain Luc Farrell made no mistake from close range. The game ebbed and flowed with Ben Rossiter and Tadhg Deegan and Evan Cullen causing Albion problems. A penalty shout WAS turned down late. Lee Kelly made a fantastic stop at the death. Both teams were happy with a share of the points 1: 1. Centre back Cathal Parker was named man of the match for his outstanding display.

Well done to the under-21s (Forth and Bargy Gaels) who had a good win against Fethard today in the Greenstar under-21 Premier Football Championship Quarter Final. The lads will now contest the semi-final next Saturday the 26th V Crossabeg-Ballymurn in Ballymurn at 2 p.m.

U-21 football success

Well done to the under-21 footballers of Forth and Bargy Gaels who had a great victory over Fethard in the Greenstar under-21 Premier Football Championship Quarter Final. The lads will now contest the semi-final on Saturday next, November 26, versus Crossabeg-Ballymurn in Ballymurn at 2 p.m.

Seniors Christmas party

The Ballymore-Mayglass parish council Seniors Christmas party will be held in Danby Lodge Hotel on Sunday afternoon, December 4, at 3 p.m. Tickets will be distributed in the next week. Please contact Margot Finn (087 9808210) or Anne Mullins (053 9135307) before Tuesday, November 29, to confirm attendance. Christmas Raffle which helps to fund the Christmas party and will take place on Sunday, December 11.


The Ballycogley Players had a great night in Carrig-on-Bannow on Sunday, November 6, where they staged two one-act plays and a number of sketches. Thanks to all those who supported and the committee for the gorgeous refreshments. For the final time this year, the group presented our 'Night of Comedy' in St Helen's Bay Golf and Country Club on Saturday night last and a great night was had by all.

This brings the curtain down on the one act season for 2016. Well done to all those who took part in the productions and especially to our 'first timers on stage'. The Players send special wishes to our group member Deirdre Bonass who celebrated her 50th birthday in the Lighthouse, Carne during the recent past were she was treated to a surprise party. Congratulations, Deirdre. Looking forward to your 60th already.



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 €8,100. The winning numbers were 1, 5, 10 and 30. Congratulations to the seventeen match-three winners who each received €18 each. The match-three winners were V & E Phelan, Nick Sinnott, Oisin and Cillian, Imelda Broaders, Ryan Scallan, Nicola Pettitt, Dermot Day, Robert Cooney, Zoe Dempsey, Janet Moore, Pat Redmond, boys at 34, Dylan O'Brien, Shane and Stephen, Johnny Harpur, Tolik, Lish McDonnell. The next lottery will be held on Tuesday, November 22, and the jackpot now stands at €8,400.


We extend sincere sympathy to the family of Annie Gaul (Newtown) Cleariestown also to the family of Joe Lambert (The Twist) Rathangan and to the family of Christine Moore (Brownstown) Cleariestown. All who died recently. May they rest in peace.

Michael English night

Tickets are limited now for our Michael English night in White's Hotel on Thursday, November 24, as part of the Mulrankin church bicentenary celebration. We've also got some fantastic prizes to be won on the night, (hotel breaks etc)' so book your tickets now if you want to be part of this special occasion. Call us at 087 9136932 or 087 2052820.

A bus will travel to the cabaret - some seats are still available for anybody wishing to avail of the transport, to book contact 087 2901251. The pick up points will be Kilmore car park, Tenacre, Bridgetown and Mulrankin.

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.

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul will have their annual Christmas collection on December 3 and four in Rathangan and Cleariestown after Mass. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this very worthy cause.

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.

St Anne's GAA

The St Anne's GAA Club AGM will take place on Friday, November 25, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse.

Senior Citizens Party

Anyone interested in attending the Senior Citizens 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.


Sunnydays Afterschool Rathangan Homework Club service is provided for the kids who attend between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids who attend from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. remain in our afterschool room in the school. Children who attend from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. are cared for in Rathangan Hall. We have a designated homework room were the children can concentrate without distraction. We offer assistance and guidance to allow them to complete their homework at their own pace. When homework is complete we provide a range of fun and activities.


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.

Christmas Market

Tomhaggard social centre are holding a Christmas Market on Saturday, December 3, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plenty of hand made crafts, Decorations, Christmas refreshments, raffle, plus Mrs Claus' Dilemma and Storytime in Library (free entertainment for children as a Thank You to the community). Interested in a Stall? Contact Angela 087 2840272 for details.

Penny Bank

The Cleariestown Penny Bank final collection for 2016 is on Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27. Cheques will be issued in December. Many thanks and a Happy Christmas to all the members.

ff cumann meeting

The Cleariestown Finna Fáil Cumann held a meeting on Monday, November 7, at the Coach Inn Public house at 7 p.m. The meeting was well attended with all manner of local issues discussed. Next meeting will be held on February the sixth 2017.

New members are always welcome, if you would like to join Cleariestown Cumann please contact Donal Mcloughlin Cumann secretary at 087 9175010.


Christmas Swim

This is the 30th anniversary of the annual Christmas Swim which takes place in Rosslare Strand at midday this year. What better way to celebrate than with a quick dip to whet the appetite for that Christmas dinner and support a great cause at the same time, rumour has it that Santa and/or Mrs Claus might even make an experience. Even if you don't fancy a dip come along and support those hardy enthusiasts who enjoy the fun of a winter swim in support of St Mary's Day Centre.

Christmas Bazaar

Thanks to everyone who supported our Christmas Bazaar, bargains galore were had and everyone went home happy.

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. It costs €10 to join and €3 every week. Be fab for Christmas, men and women welcome.

St Mary's Day Centre

We have a few places available Monday, Wednesday and Friday for anyone interested in joining us for a bit of socialising and a lot of fun. 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.

GET WELL: St Mary's Day Centre would like to wish all our absent patrons a speedy recovery and we hope to see you back with us soon.

club AGM's

The annual general meeting of St Mary's GAA club will take place on Sunday, November 27 at 3 p.m. in the Paddy Roche Centre. The camogie club AGM will take place on Tuesday, November 22 at the clubhouse, Tagoat at 8.30 p.m.

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