Saturday 16 December 2017

Around the Districts

Some of the boys being put through their paces at the FAI soccer summer camp at Wexford Celtic FC grounds.
Some of the boys being put through their paces at the FAI soccer summer camp at Wexford Celtic FC grounds.

Our Lady's Island

Farewell to Jack

It was with great sadness that we bid farewell to one of our Club's brightest talents and truest gents in Jack Pettit last Friday. The news of Jack's sudden passing rocked our small parish and the wider area when it broke on Monday of last week.

Jack was among the most talented, if not the, most talented young man to wear the Blue and white of Our Lady's Island. He represented Wexford at all age levels across both codes from under-13 level right up to adult level where he lined out for the Wexford Intermediate hurlers in 2016. He won numerous county titles with Our lady's Island and St Fintan's, and Forth and Bargy Gales at underage level. He also represented Glynn-Barntown club with distinction as an isolated player. At school level he would have starred with St Peter's College at both senior and junior level where he received the honour of Senior Sports Star for 2016.

The above role of honours are only a part measure of the incredible young man, who despite his considerable talent was humble, honest, hardworking, a ferocious competitor but above all a genuinely respectful and nice young man. The huge crowds of young people from across the Wexford GAA community who attended over the three days and their outpouring of grief is testament to his character.

Jack's family is steeped in the GAA, from his Grandfather Seán's long playing career with the club and great service to the GAA administration at both District and county level, to his father Liam's long playing and coaching career with the club being the current manager of our intermediate hurlers. Also his late grandfather Dick, who represented Wicklow at county level for over 10 years.

To Jack's family, we as a club, offer our deepest sympathies, in particular to Liam, Julie and David. We commend the tremendous strength and character which ye all showed in honouring your beautiful young son and brother in the way you did. Always know that we as a club and community are here for ye to help and support in any way we can as ye come to terms with this unspeakable loss.

Jack it has been our pleasure to share the field with, coach, cheer on, admire and more than anything to have gotten to know you since you joined our club at an early age. We will miss you, but we will never forget you, and your memory will always be in our hearts and minds. Ar deish de go raibh a hanam.

Leo Carthy Weekend

The annual Leo Carthy tradition week-end takes place this weekend with opening Concert in OLI. Community Hall this Saturday at 8 p.m. Performers on the night will include the Danescastle Music Group, Temple Michael Ceili Band, George Lawlor, Yvette Walsh, and comedy with the Ballycogley Players. Adm. €10 (OAPs €8)

Sunday, August 6, begins with a 6km Run. Registration from 11: 30 race start at 12: 30. €10 entry fee with complementary refreshments. Live free open air music on the open air stage in the village from 12 to 30 6: 00 with numerous well-known local artists. There is a Mumming Exhibition with the Drinagh Mummers at 3: 30 accompanied by the Legendary Theresa and the Stars.

There will be lots of entertainment for the kids (and big kids) with bouncy castles, and face painting, Football, darts, and milk-the-cow. Also crepes, tea and refreshments available on the day. This year we will also have a Sheep Race for the first time which promises to be great fun for all.

Quiz Night

A table quiz in aid of Irish Heart Foundation takes place this Wednesday, August 2. in the Lighthouse Bar, Carne at 9.30 p.m. There will also be a raffle with prizes galore. Table of four €20.

Parish Patron

The annual patron takes place on Sunday, August 13, with Mass at 3 p.m. followed by procession to cemetery for blessing graves. Approximate time for St Iver's 4.30 p.m. Old Cemetery OLI. - 4.50 p.m. Churchtown - 5.15 p.m.


Congratulations to Allison O'Doherty, Our Lady's Island on winning €209 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

GAA lotto

Tonight's lotto stands at €3,600. With numbers drawn last week of 5, 10, 28 and 32, we had no match-three winners. Tickets available weekly for only €1.50 each.

GAA Bingo

Our GAA club bingo continues tonight in Butlers with a €625 jackpot. We have half books for the kids to join in with things kicking off at 9 p.m.

Parish Auction

The annual Tagoat Parish Auction takes place on Sunday, August 13, at 2.30 p.m. in St Mary's GAA. Hall, Tagoat. Lucky Dip, Gift Shop, bric-a-brac and Bargains galore. Tagoat Parish Auction photos are available to view on our Facebook page, just google the name and have a browse. (any lucky dip donations greatly received - contact Deirdre 087 6465646.

Rosslare Strand


Puppet Show - Every Tuesday. Kiddies' Disco - Every Sunday. Family Fun Night - Every Thursday. Farmers Market - Every Sunday. Beach Party - August 5. Live the best Life ever - Lecture by Dr Darrell Wolfe - August 11. Dip in the Nip - August 13. Homeowners Meeting and summer draw - August 13.


Rosslare summer camp - July and August. Rosslare Tennis Camp - July and August. Daily Soccer - July and Aug. Watersports Kids Camps - July and August. Kids Golf Camp - July and Aug. FAI Camp - July 17 to August 4. Radio Workshop - July 31 to August 2. Princess and Superhero Camp - July 31 to August 4. Shine summer School - August 7 to August 11. Fun in the Sun - August 12. Montessori A space has become available for the coming school year at White House Montessori School. Non-ECCE space or ECCE space. Contact Deirdre for more information 087 8268203/053 9132635.


Lollitots Community Childcare will be holding car boot sales throughout the summer. The next one will be held on Sunday, July 30. The venue will be the school field beside Rosslare Golf Club. Admission €2, Cars €10 and Vans €20. Gate will open at 8 a.m. and sales will start at 8.30 a.m. till 1 p.m. Future car boot sale dates will be Sunday, August 6, and 13. For further information contact Lollitots at 053 9132770.

The Lollitots summer camp continues to Friday, August 18. The cost per day is €13 or €55 for five days. The times are from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The age groups are 3-7 and 7-12. Lots of fun activities and camp games are planned by our qualified and professional childcare staff. For further information contact Debbie or Paula at 053 9132770.


Ongoing activities at Rosslare Community/Sports Centre area are as follows. New members always welcome to all classes/groups.

Forever Fit Active 60's - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. Fun gentle fitness. Booking Essential to know numbers €8 (payg) Call Amanda 087 9713339. 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 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 Counselling Service - Available Thursday mornings and Sat afternoons. €25. Call Lorraine 086 1220394. Restorative Yoga - Fridays at 9 a.m. Call Sharon at 086 1943527. €5pp (payg). Bring blanket/mat and cushion suitable for all ages and fitness levels.


Congratulations to this week's winner Anne Carol, who picked up €142. Do you have family or relatives away from home? If you think they would like to play please tell them to contact us via face book. Our envelopes are available from Cushen's Tagoat, Nosh N Coffee, The Enterprise centre, The Lotus Restaurant, 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, The Hospital Shop, Rosslare Bookies and Seashells. Please Like Us on Facebook for all the latest info. The next draw will take place in Cushen's on Friday, August 4.

Cois Barry House

The Community House is now taking bookings for 2017 so if you want to hold a party or meeting etc, please contact David Clancy 087 7631605. Taek Won Do on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and AA Meetings are on every Sunday Evening at 8 p.m.

Spinning Classes - Probably the most fun while getting fit that you can have on a bike - Tuesday morning 9.45 and 6.30 p.m. that evening also Thursday 9.45 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. come along and join in we promise no pot holes.

Penny Bank

Rosslare Penny Bank is open every Thursday 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in the nuns' chapel in St Bridget's Church Rosslare. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, new savers welcome.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

Now more than ever Tidy Towns need people to do their bit for the Village. We cannot do all that is required, we need people to 'Look after their own Patch'. Just have a look outside your own Business or house. Remove any weeds, Remove Litter, Just do a general Tidy-up or better still give us a call and join our team so that we can maintain the whole Village.

We are getting lots of complaints of Dogs on the Beach without being on a Lead and worse still that their Owners are not cleaning up we have again requested the Dog Warden to visit But we should not have to. Dog Owners - Please Be Responsible.

We have a supply of Litter Bags and Litter Pickers, What a help it would be if people did their own Street or area, Everyone enjoys a Clean Environment, Please Play Your Part.

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