Friday 20 September 2019

Around the Districts

2nd and 3rd class pupils from Danescastle NS relaxing after their Christmas concert in Bannow Parish Hall.
2nd and 3rd class pupils from Danescastle NS relaxing after their Christmas concert in Bannow Parish Hall.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,300 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.

Many thanks for your continued support and a very happy Christmas one and all.

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 or contact 089 2029871.

St Fintan's Ladies

Attention all adult players. It has been a mandatory requirement for all players up to and including minors to wear mouthguards, from January 1, 2017, the Mouth Guard rule will also apply to adult players. Players not wearing a Mouth Guard can be removed from the field of play by the referee and can only return to the field of play when the situation is rectified.

Players who suffer dental or mouth injuries during a training session or game will not be covered by the LGFA injury fund if they are not wearing a Mouth Guard. We wish all our friendsavery happy Christmas.

Women's Shed

Meetings resume on January 9.

Mayglass Church

Two long serving members of Mayglass alter society Anna Moore Coalspit and Mary Boggan Cregg were honoured at a presentation in Whitford House during the recent past. Both ladies have given 35years of voluntary service doing the cleaning, polishing and flower arranging and the occasion was marked when alter society chairperson Eleanor Quilty presented them with Waterford crystal vases and thanked them for the years of excellent service. The presentation was made during the course of the society's annual christmas dinner.

All Blacks AFC

Congratulations to All Blacks AFC players, members and supporting friends who received presentations at our recent Christmas party event in the Danby Lodge Sunday last. Great support on the day.

It was an exceptional year for the club both on and off the field, the highlights being the Swansea summer camp, split-the-pot successes, strong participation in the county panels and continued field development and growing the All Blacks family. A great season so far from all our schoolboys, schoolgirls our youths team with a newly invigorated men's squad.

A big thank you to everyone who helped on the day of our party, especially the organisers Michelle Rice and Orla Sinnott to mention but a few. Thank you to every one of our sponsors for their exceptional Christmas generosity and support throughout the year. Thank you to all our executive committee for the party Christmas hampers, hard work and commitment throughout the year. To the mangers who steadfastly looked after the teams for their great work during the year.

The club is looking forward to a bright future in 2017 and would like to wish you all a safe, peaceful and happy Christmas.


Ambrosetown Graveyard

A meeting will be held in Rathangan Hall at 8.30, Thursday, January 7, to discuss issues relating to Ambrosetown Graveyard. All those with an interest in the cemetery are welcome to attend.

Dancing in Tír na nÓg

Ring in the New year the Ballycullane mummers and dance the night away with music by Dick and Ted. Admission €5. A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody from Ballymitty handball club.


This week's split-the-pot winner is Paul Browne, Carrig. Paul scoops a brilliant €833, congratulations Paul. Thanks again to everyone for your continuous support.

The A team were away to St Cormac's today for their last game before the Christmas break, always a tough place to get a result and we travelled today with six of our regular squad missing but we showed our strength in depth by coming away with a hard fought 2-0 win, Cormac's started fast but our lads weren't letting them get any chance at goal and we slowly started playing ourselves into the game.

It wasn't a great day for playing ball as it was a bobbly slippy surface so we used more long balls than normal with MJ covering a lot of ground as the lone striker and he was ably backed up by Richie, Jon and Ollie, with Mark and Chops putting in plenty of tackles in midfield and winning their fair share of them and our back four of Adam, Mick, Aaron and Consie outstanding, We were limiting Cormac's to half chances and the one time when they did get through after 20 minutes an excellent save from Darren as he went full length to his right and tipped it over the bar to keep it scoreless.

We weren't creating a lot of chances but on the half hour we won a corner which Consie whipped in and when the ball broke to Richie eight yards out he drove it to the roof of the net. Three minutes later Mark played a long ball into the corner which ended up as a throw for us and from the throw Richie whipped in a great cross which was brilliantly sent to the net at the near post by Ollie for a 2-0 lead. It should have been three on 40 minutes when MJ got through but couldn't beat the keeper.

In the second half Cormac's stepped up a gear but we defended brilliantly and were causing them a lot of trouble on the counter attack and could have added to our score but Chops was narrowly off target and MJ was kept out by the keeper. We used all three subs in the second half with Tadhg coming on for Jon, Darragh for Mark and Adrian for Ollie, there is nothing won yet but it is days like this that you give yourself a chance. So enjoy your Christmas and we will go again in the New Year

And that's it for 2016, here's hoping the success the club enjoyed in the past 12 months carries on into 2017.

We would like to wish all our players, coaches, committee members, supporters, friends and families a very happy Christmas and a great New Year.

Grantstown News

New Year Arrangements: Grantstown Day Care Centre re-opens December 29. The Chiropodist will be back in Grantstown on January 3 and five 2017

Urgent CE vacancies: Grantstown Day Care centre has vacancies. If you are eligible and fulfil the criteria. Contact Grantstown Day Care centre. Please contact 051 561016.

Meals on wheels service every Tuesday and Thursday for a small fee. why not give us a call at 051 561016.

A big thank you for all the support during the year from the board, management, staff and volunteers at Grantstown Wishing you all a Healthy happy Christmas and A Peaceful New Year.


There will be a concert in Clongeen Church in aid of Parochial Funds on December 29 at 8 p.m., with music by the Dublin City Ramblers. Admission €20. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Church Gate Collection

There will be a church gate collection for the Wexford Workshop for special needs on sat December 31 and Sunday, January 1

Rathangan/ Cleariestown


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 €3.000 the winning numbers were 10, 12, 27 and 30. Congratulations to the five match-three winners who each received €60. The match-three winners were Sarah Codd, K Miskella, Irene Doyle, Johnny Harpur, John Doyle. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, and the jackpot now stands at €3,300. We would like to wish all our Tuesday night crew, seller's, distributors and all who support the lotto a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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/

Rathangan Hall

Regular activities going on at present in Rathangan Hall. New members are always welcome to all classes/groups. Enquiries to 051 563039.

Monday and Wednesday Morning 9.30-10.30 a.m. and evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Exercise Classes with Macfit; Tuesday Morning 10.30 a.m. to midday - Mother and Toddler; Tuesday Afternoon 3.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. - Irish Dancing; Tuesday Evening 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Gymnastics; Thursday Evening 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Archery; Friday Evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Badminton.


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.

Senior Citizens Party

All Senior Citizens are cordially invited to the annual Christmas party which will take place on Sunday, January 15, 2017, with mass in Cleariestown Church followed by traditional Christmas dinner and entertainment in the Community Centre. More details to follow later.

St Anne's NS

Applications for enrolment for St Anne's NS are now being accepted for September 2017. Enrolment forms are available from the school office-call in or ring Jenny at 051 563167 or from the school website

McCall's Cottages

Parishioners will be observing the long awaited construction of our seven new Elder Homes on the grounds of the old parochial house. To be known as McCall's Cottages, they will continue the parish connection to the patriot poet, PJ McCall. They are scheduled for completion after Easter 2017. Anyone contemplating a home in McCall's Cottages for themselves or a loved one, should seek to get their name onto Wexford County Council, housing list as soon as possible. Enquiries can be made through any member of the Housing Association or parish council.

The farm buildings that border the old graveyard are to be partly demolished in coming weeks and the remaining boundary wall is to be repaired and levelled to a height of 2.1 metres. It is also planned to put a walk through gate from the cemetery to the garden of McCall's Cottages. Any party having concerns about what is contemplated are invited to contact any member of the committee.

Credit Union

Christmas Opening Hours are as follows. Friday, December 23: 2 p.m. 6 p.m.; Saturday, December 24: Closed; Friday, December 30: 2 p.m. 6 p.m.; Saturday, December 31: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Ambrosetown Graveyard

A meeting will be held in Rathangan Hall at 8.30, Thursday, January 7, to discuss issues relating to Ambrosetown Graveyard. All those with an interest in the cemetery are welcome to attend.

Wexford People

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