Around the Districts
This week's winner of the Corach Ramblers split-the-pot is Leo Harpur Bannow, Leo claims a fantastic €732, congratulations. As usual thanks a million to everyone for your continued support.
The A-team were at home to bridge rovers today in a top of the table clash and had an excellent 2-1 win, we were forced into a few positional and personnel changes today as we were missing three players but we got off to the perfect start inside a minute we won the ball back from the bridge kick off and the ball found its way to mark Sinnott who played an excellent through ball to hermi who rounded the keeper and slotted home, we didn't make the most of that start as for the most of the first half bridge were the better side, we lived dangerously at times and paid the price just before half time when we failed to deal with a long ball and conceded a poor goal to go in level at half time, admittedly we could count ourselves fortunate as it could have been a lot worse. We used the halftime break to regroup and in fairness to the lads they came out much better in the second half. We upped our tempo and our work rate and started to dominate the game and were creating some good chances but just couldn't stick one away. Bridge were dangerous on the counterattack but we dealt with it much better than the first half, with 12 minutes to go we won what must have been our 10th corner of the half and an excellent delivery from Chops was met with a bullet header from Gareth to put us 2-1 up. Bridge threw everything at us for the remainder but we held out and got ourselves a big three points. Next week it's back to FAI junior cup action as we are at home to Balscadden FC from Dublin in the fifth round.
The B team were at home today against top of the table Rosslare rangers in what ended up been a very exciting game. Both teams started the game well with end to end football. They went ahead first but as always the boys never dropped the head and got control of the game and levelled soon after through Jon Reville and not long after that we went ahead when Reville blasted the ball into box which hit a defender and nestled in the bottom corner. Just before the break they were awarded a peno and it was a drawn game at the break. After the break we knew all we had to do was up our tempo that bit more and we would take all three points and the lads did just that and with a bit of luck Jack took a free kick well inside our half which bounced in their box and found its way to the net. Reville got his second soon after with a great finish and so it was 4-2. They pulled one back near the end which made for a nervous finish but the boys defended well and saw out the game for a great result. Good day all round for the club and puts both teams in great positions.
The under-12 girls were away to Ross Celtic today in very cold conditions went 2-0 up with two very good goals from Sarah Murphy but with 10 minutes to go all our hard work was undone by the ref giving away a very soft penalty for handball. With the score at 2-1 we missed a chance to go 3-1 but Ross came back to 2-2 and with the second last kick off the game Ross scored again for three to 2. The girls played really well and were by far the better team.
Weekend Fixtures: Schoolboys - U11's Away v Bunclody at 1 p.m., under-13s Home v Gorey Celtic at 1 p.m., under-15s Home v Ballymurn at 11.30 a.m.; Schoolgirls - U10 Home v Kilmore Utd @tbc, under-14 Home v North End at 10 a.m.; Ladies - Wexford Women's Cup first Round, Home v East End Utd KO tbc; Men's - FAI Junior Cup fifth Round, A team Home v Ballscadden fc at 2 p.m., WFL Div four, B team tbc.
Bannow parents' council are selling personalised memorial Christmas decorations at €3 each. To order one Contact Michelle Power 086 3785780.
Bannow historical society will have its annual Christmas dinner in Tír na nÓg Wellingtonbridge on Saturday, December 10, at 8.30 p.m. Cost of the tickets are €25 per person for a four course meal with entertainment afterwards. Anyone wishing to attend can contact 087 0925853 or 086 8469131.
The society are hoping to complete the compilation of field names in the parish in the next few weeks so we would ask any land owners who have survey sheets to give them back as soon as possible.
Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday with music this week December 8 by Tom Power the Latchico, Thursday, December 15, Pat Daly MRI scanner fundraiser, Thursday, December 22, Tom Murphy Saturday, December 31, New year's eve music by Dick and Ted. Merry Christmas and Happy new year to everybody from Ballymitty handball club.
GAA club notes
There was no winner of last week's lotto the next jackpot will be €6,800 and takes place in Taghmon on Tuesday, December 13,. Lotto numbers were 2, 3, 5 and 19 Well done to Josephine Foley Carrig and Padge and Betty Furlong Cullenstown who had three numbers.
Many Thanks to everyone who helped out in any way for the Christmas Market in the complex on Sunday last. Nice to see so much talent in our parish from baking, making jewellery, cards, logs, wood features, wood turning, flower arrangements, miniature cars/trucks/tractors and machinery and many many more great produce. All photos and information of the day on our Facebook page.
Upcoming Events in Grantstown Day Care Centre: Tuesday the sixth Dec - Christmas dinner and a sing song. Wednesday the seventh Dec - Pongo and New Ross Day Care visiting. Thursday the eighth Dec - Mary Butlers Play and music with Jimmy Clooney.
Christmas Floral Demonstration: Are you interested in coming to see Bernie from Wallace's Garden Centre, make a Christmas Door Sheaf on December 6 and a Christmas Basket Arrangement on December 13. If you would like to give us a ring we can supply you with al list of material needed. Bernie will provide the Wires, Oasis, and Noble Fir Greenery. Also to be demonstrated by Bernie on evening of December 6 is a Christmas silk table centre. This will be raffled on the evening of December 13.
A big big thank you to Pat Cullen for donating a beautiful Christmas tree to Grantstown day care centre. All residents and clients are delighted with it and we wish Pat a happy healthy new year.
Grantstown Day Care has urgent CE vacancies. If you are interested and fulfil the criteria. Please contact Lesley at Grantstown Day Care Centre.
Special Announcement - Santa will be visiting all of the children of Ballymitty and beyond at Ballymitty Hall on Saturday, December 10, at 6 p.m. (€5 cover)
Gala Bingo on Sunday, December 11, at 3 p.m. at Ballymitty Hall. €1,000 in prizes. €20 for one line, €30 for two lines and €50 for panel. Big Raffle with hamper worth €100 and lots of other prizes. Tea and Sandwiches served.
A warm welcome to Sinéad O'Sullivan, new Ballymitty Hall PRO. Please contact Sinéad re hall bookings, events etc. at 087 341-8720.
A huge thank you to all of the outgoing Ballymitty Hall Committee members and a warm welcome to all new committee members. Thank you to all for your support at the recent AGM.
Thank you to all of our community, near and far, for your fantastic support throughout 2016. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and every best wish for 2017 from Ballymitty Hall Committee.
Dance for MRI
A fundraising dance will be held in Tír na nÓg on Thursday, December 15, music by Pat Daly in aid of MRI scanner. Please support.
Kilmore Variety Group
Kilmore Variety Group present the musical 'The King and I' in Dun Mhuire Wexford December 8, 9 and 10 at 7.30 p.m. nightly. Tickets available from 087 7720129 or available on the door.
Country Music Festival
Five of Ireland's leading artists are confirmed to play the South East Country Music Festival 2017 at Killag on July 30, 2017. A stellar lineup of artists includes Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley, Cliona Hagan and Lee Matthews. Tickets are already on sale locally, priced at just €25. Available online or at the following local outlets: PJ Murphy's Kilmore, Brady's Mace Kilmore Quay, Bridgetown Post Office, Wallace Wellingtonbridge (Drapery Dept), Martina's Hairdressing Knocktown. For further information please see the website www.southeastcountrymusicfestival.com or contact 089 2029871.
A new parent and toddler group is starting in Rosslare in the New Year. 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.
November/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 Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Counselling Service is available in Rosslare Community and Sports Centre on Thursday mornings and Saturday afternoons. Cost €25. Call Lorraine 086 1220394.
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.
ACTIVITIES and CLASSES
Ongoing activities at Rosslare Community/Sports Centre area are as 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 - Wednesday at 7 p.m., €6 per person/Call Dimitri at 085 2112975.
Salsa Dance - Wednesday 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 - Saturday 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 - Saturday at 10 a.m. Fun dance fitness, suitable for all €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339.
St Paul's Athletics Club - Monday and Wednesday 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 Rosslarebowlsclub.com.
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 - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2
Rosslare Badminton Club - Every Saturday 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-9 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.
Daddies Pool Night
Thursday, December 15, 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 - 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.
Community First Responder is a community based initiative designed to bridge the gap between a medical event and the arrival of HSE ambulances and paramedics.
As we all know the first minutes in a cardiac event are vital and response times of ambulances especially in rural areas varies dramatically. Ger Carthy our local public representative and professional paramedic has agreed to support us in setting up such a system here in Rosslare. We need a minimum of 20 people to start the programme, please indicate your willingness to at least know more about what is involved by emailing your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The five organisations involved in split-the-pot have agreed to assist with the cost of training. This training will include CPR. I would envisage that volunteers would only have to make themselves available or on call for one-day a fortnight, the more volunteers we get that frequency will become less, many hands make light work. Please show you care email email@example.com.
Rosslare Tidy Towns
We had a very enjoyable morning in Scoil Mhuire hearing about all the activities and plans of the Green School Committee. We presented the committee with certificates and the school with a plaque acknowledging all their hard work.
It may be cold but we are now working on our winter maintenance program. Planning of projects for 2017 are now being developed and we would really appreciate any help that we can get. A big thank you to the transition year girls who are helping us every Saturday.
Visit rosslaretidytowns.com or Facebook Rosslare Tidy Towns Volunteers. Ph 086 8337324. Please note the amount of Dog Poo is becoming a major issue and we appeal to all dog owners to be responsible.
There are now three new outlets where you can obtain envelopes, Nosh N Coffee, The Enterprise centre and the Lotus Restaurant. Congratulations to Deirdre O'Connor who picked up €166 in this week's draw. The next draw will take place in the Bay on Friday, December 9.
Entry only €2. Envelopes available At Turners Garage, McGuire's Hardware, Lollitots, Tides, The Bay, Centra, Kelly's Cafe in Meadows and Byrne, Cois Barry House, Kelly's Hotel Swimming Pool, The Pharmacy and Seashells.
If you have a business and would like to help by hosting a Box please contact any of the five participating groups, Tidy Towns, Lollitots, Cois Barry Community House or the two soccer clubs.
Early Christmas Warning - the draw on Friday the 16th will have a guaranteed pot of €300.
Cois Barry House
Christmas is coming and Santa is getting ready and he has told me that he will be visiting Cois Barry House he just has to check with Mrs Clause about the date.
Do you Have you an issue with Arthritis? Do you need to know more about it? If so make a note in your diary for every Tuesday night seven to 9 p.m. Come along to a programme funded by Arthritis Ireland, Understanding Arthritis.
Youth Club meet every Tuesday 5.30 to 7.30 p.m. Taek Won Do every Saturday Basic classes start at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and advanced 11 a.m. to midday If you would like to book the house for a birthday party or other event please contact David at 087 7631605.
Christmas Day Swim
I hope all the little visitors that have taken up residence on the beach recently move off before the big day. We would like to thank those who have pledged a few bottles for the punch, if there are any more out there please let us know. It is hard to believe and I don't want to scare you but there is only four weeks left to Christmas.
So it is time to iron the togs and warm up the towel and get ready for the annual baptism in frosty waters that is the Christmas Day Swim. The bucket collection on the day is as always for St Mary's Day-care centre, but it is also a great opportunity for other organisations to raise money.
If you are planning a sponsored swim on the day please let us know by emailing your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It will be the 30th anniversary of the Christmas Swim at midday in Rosslare Strand 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.