Wednesday 14 November 2018

Around the Districts

Sisters Patricia McLoughlin, Kathleen Clancy and Margaret Hanton enjoying the Wexford St Patrick's Day Parade.
Sisters Patricia McLoughlin, Kathleen Clancy and Margaret Hanton enjoying the Wexford St Patrick's Day Parade.


GAA lotto

The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €3,600 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. The following numbers were drawn were 1, 22, 24 and 29. Many thanks for your continued support.

Forever Fit

Hi energy Dancefit Classes are ongoing in Ballycogley on Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Plus 'Forever Active 55's +' Mondays at 11.30 a.m. A more gentle exercise class to music. Kilmore Forever Active 55+ on Tuesday at 2 p.m. All 'pay as you go'. Join in any time.

Drama news

Thanks to everyone for their support so far. The following are the results to date. Kilmuckridge: Play in fourth place, adjudicators award given to Paddy McGuire and Jack Allen for their sparring scene, Nominations: Best Tech (lighting and set), best director Breda Hayes, best actress Ellen Cloney. Rush: Play in third place, Chris Maddock best actor and adjudicators award to Seán Carthy, Nominations: best supporting actor Seán Carthy, most promising actor Jack Allen and best bet. Result from the Wexford Drama Festival: play: Third place. Awards to Paddy McGuire for best supporting actor and best set. Nominations to Chris Maddock (best actor), Trish Boyce (best actress) and Ellen Cloney (best supporting actress. Result from Roscommon Drama Festival: play in third place. Best supporting actor: Seán Carthy, Nominations: Breda Hayes (best director), Chris Maddock (best actor) and Trish Boyce (best actress). The three remaining festivals are on Monday the 20th in Tipperary, Tuesday the 21st in Cavan and New Ross on Thursday the 30th.

Girls Underage GAA

The St Fintan's under-12 girls will train on Monday evenings from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Rosslare Strand on the astro turf. Players are asked to bring €2, runners and a gum shield. The under-10 girls will also train on Monday evenings in ballymore on the all weather pitch 6.15 p.m. to 7 p.m., please spread to word and we welcome new members. DONT FORGET GUM SHIELD. Any queries please contact Suzanne at 086 3751704.


There will be an open evening at Mulrankin Preschool/Montessori on Thursday, March 23, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please check out our Facebook page fro further information call Martina Cardiff at 087 1334680.

Tomhaggard Centre

Tomhaggard Social Centre Activities: Monday - Women's Shed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Yoga. Tuesday - Art 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday - 7-8.30 and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Scouts. Thursday - 10.30 a.m. to midday Tai Chi. Reading Room open to public when centre in use.

Art Class - There are a small number of places available at the Water Colour class in Tomhaggard social centre on Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For details please contact Maria Murphy 086 3848364.

Men's Shed

Bridgetown Men's Shed are having a men's fun Fashion Show in the Wheel House Bar, Balwinstown on Saturday, March 25, from 8.30 p.m. till late, with 80s Disco with DJ Johnny G Whizz. Only €5 entry. It promises to be a very enjoyable night.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Catherine Goff, Horetown, Killinick, who sadly died during the past week. May she rest in peace.

Cheltenham Success

Mayglass man Jamie Codd rode a fabulous double at one of his favourite race meets, Cheltenham. Jamie claimed a fantastic victory in the Glenfarclas Chase on Cause Of Causes. Following on from that he rode a fantastic race coming from the back of the field to win on Fayonagh to complete the double. The roar from Coopers to Ballymore to Mayglass may possible have been heard across the water. Well done Jamie, a super proud day for our little club and parish.

All Blacks AFC

Well done to the under-10 girls who travelled to neighbours Forth Celtic and came away with all three points after a 4-1 victory. Some great play by all 14 girls who took part today with goals coming from Sinéad Mulligan, Naomi Denton and Ava Hendrick (2).

The under-14 girls played their first home league game since December knowing a win was a must against the travelling Moyne Rangers to keep their title ambitions alive. An early goal from Emma Carr settled the nerves and the lead was doubled soon after through an OG. Emma made it 3-0 with a penalty before Seren Ward struck to leave the score 4-0 at halftime.

Early into the second half with confidence Aoife Reese struck a fifth. This was to prove decisive as the Moyne keeper injured herself and was unable to continue. Moyne had no subs so in the spirit of fair play conceded the game. Amy Jackman and Katie Kearns sportingly played the remainder of the game in the Moyne colours. Further goals from Aoife Houghton, Emma Carr, Aoife Reese, Niamh Reese and Sarah Hendrick sealed a 10-0 victory. Well done to all the girls.

The squad in full was Sophie Power, Abbie Sinnott, Kayla Byrne, Aoife Burke, Sarah Cleary, Emma Carr, Seren Ward, Niamh, Ciara and Aoife Reese, Zoe Butler, Amy Jackman, Aoife Houghton, Sarah Hendrick, Katie Kearns and Katelyn Boggan.

Our Lady's Island

Lenten Journey

A Journey of Healing and Transformationwith Fr Jim Cogley, using wood symbols and reflections in the conservatory of Our Lady's Island Parochial House every Wednesday at 8 p.m.


Congratulations to Seán Buckley on winning €217 in last week's split-the-pot draw. The draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

Cake Sale

Our Lady's Island GAA. Club Fundraising committee will hold a Cake Sale after Easter Sunday Mass, April 16 in the club. All proceeds towards GAA. Club and pitch development. Please support. All donations of home-baking welcome.

Minor Hurling

Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's 4-09 Kilross Gaels 3-12: On a very blustery morning in Carne, we didn't have to wait long for the first score with Cian Meyler pointing from a first minute free. The next three scores came from the amalgamated side of Kilmore and Rosslare including two frees.

Playing with the strong wind our lads pushed on to a 15th minute 2-04 to 0-03 lead with 1-03 (1-01f) from the hurl of Meyler added to a good strike to the net by full forward Liam Flood. The scores kept coming with the teams trading scores right into injury time with Kilross' 2-02 being match by our lads with 2-01 (1-01f) from team captain Meyler and a rare point from midfielder Robert Cloney leaving the half time score 4-06 to 2-05.

The second half began as the first did with Meyler pointing from a placed ball but the difference this time was Kilross added eight scores, 2-07, of which 0-05 came from frees, without reply over the next 24 minutes, leaving the score 4-07 to 3-12 to Kilross with only four minutes to go.

With the home side applying some attacking pressure, two pointed frees with the second three minutes into injury time were confidently pointed by Meyler, who amassed 3-08 in total, to leave both sides sharing the spoils in the end at 4-09 to 3-12.

Well done Simon

Congratulations to Simon Law on saving the life of an elderly man recently. As Simon was on the early morning journey to Dublin recently, outside Camolin, he spotted what he thought was a hand protruding from the ditch, he stopped his bus and walked back to find an elderly in a distressed stated having been in the ditch for several hours. Simon immediately called the Emergency Services and the man was taken to hospital avoiding what could have been a tragedy. Well done, Simon.

GAA lotto

Tonight's jackpot stands at €3,600. Tickets available in the usual places and from club members at only €1.50 each. Last week's numbers were 1, 22, 24 and 29.

ICA guild

We had a very good attendance of members at last week's meeting of ICA. Sympathy was extended to the Cheevers family on their recent bereavement.

Some members are attending the one day Craft School in Enniscorthy on April 22. Plans are being made for a day out to Waterford on April 20 visiting Mount Congrieve Gardens and Bishop's Palace. Non-members are most welcome to come along and should please contact Lila on 9131145. Bus will leave the Island at 9.30 a.m. The Convenor Meeting will take place on Monday, April 10, and members from other Guilds will attend. Claire Carthy, Foot Practitioner came along and gave us lots of advice on how to take better care of our feet.

The raffle was won by Joan Carroll and Ann Lambert. The competition was won by Patricia Kehoe. The evening concluded with a lovely cuppa and gorgeous cakes provided by Francesca. The monthly coffee morning will take palce on Thursday, March 30. The next meeting will take place on Monday, April 3.


School enrolments

Murrintown NS are now accepting enrolment for September 2017. Please contact the school at 053 9139277 to obtain enrolment form.

Daffodil Day

There will be a coffee morning, cake sale, raffle and good as new on Friday, March 24 (Daffodil Day) from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Murrintown Community Centre in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Donations of home baking and daffodils would be greatly appreciated, these may be left in the centre on Thursday evening up to 8.30 p.m.

Community Centre

Ongoing activities as follows: Bingo - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points; Taekwon-Do - Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Pat O'Rourke 053 9145773; Women's Indoor Soccer - Tuesdays 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Annemarie Kavanagh 086 1700962; Forever Fit - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., contact Amanda Burke 087 9713339; Pilates - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., contact Elaine Dowling 086 8431723; Youth Club - Fridays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Community Games

The area gymnastics competition will be held on Sunday, March 26, at 9 a.m. in Wexford Gymnastics Club. Age groups are for boys and girls under-9, under-11, under-13, under-15 as of 31/7/2017. Entry fee is €3. You can download the routines on the website The gymnastics county finals will take place in Gorey on Sunday, April 2.

If you would like to enter please register beforehand with text to Sinéad 087 6559323. See area map on:



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 €3.300. The winning numbers were 1, 22, 24 and 29. Congratulations to the two match-three winners who each received €150. The match-three winners were Walter O'Neill and Rian and Shannon Doherty. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, March 21, and the jackpot now stands at €3.600.

Drama Thanks

Rathangan Variety Group would like to express a massive thanks to everyone who supported their production of Oklahoma over their four nights run in Rathangan Hall recently. Thanks also to anyone who helped and in any way to make it such a success. The cast and crew had a very enjoyable and fun filled week. Until next year.

TRX/Pilates Classes

TRX Classes take place in the club house every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6.30 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9.30 a.m. For further details please contact Kevin Cogley at 086 3656233. Pilates Classes take place in Baldwinstown Hall on Tuesday evenings from 7.15 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. Bring a mat, towel and drinking water. Cost is €9 and it is recommended to book a place. For further details please contact Theresa White at 089 4620552.

Table quiz

Duncormick Area Action Group and Tidy Towns Committee will hold a table quiz in Sinnott's Pub on Friday, March 24, at 9 p.m. Tables €20. Refreshments served. Proceeds in aid of river walk development.

lenten masses

Weekday Masses in Cleariestown for Lent 2017 will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Parish Bingo

There is a Bingo in Rathangan hall on Sunday, April 9, at 2.30 in aid of church restoration fund. Prize fund €1,300. Your support would be greatly appreciated by attendance or donation.

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