Thursday 22 August 2019

Around the Districts

Pictured at the soccer summer camp at Wexford Celtic Pitch were the under-14's with their coach Mark Hayes.
Pictured at the soccer summer camp at Wexford Celtic Pitch were the under-14's with their coach Mark Hayes.



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The group will be resuming in the Sunshine Room in Clongeen's School in September. We meet every Wednesday morning during school terms between 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. The cost is only €4 per adult, accompanying children are free. This includes refreshments for both the adults and children. This is a fun and relaxed group with loads of fun activities, craft and singing, where both parents and children can meet new friends.

As toddlers are growing up and moving on to the next step in their young lives, we have loads of room for any new comers in September. So please spread the news and we look forward to seeing some new small and bigger faces this September. For more information, visit and like our Facebook Page or you can call or text Véro at 086 1034878.

Coiste na nÓg

Well done to our Moguegeen Gaels (clongeen/Fethard) minor footballers who beat Kilross Gaels in Kilmore on Tuesday evening in the last group game on a scoreline of 4-16 to 2-10. That result means that they finished second in division 2B which is a very god achievement. They now qualify for the football championship quarter final in a few weeks time.

The players were: James Whelan, Seán Walsh, Liam Whelan, Oisin Rooney, Peter Waters, Adam Waters, Aran Murphy (0-5), Brian Dillon (0-1), Seán Dunne, Cian O'Grady Fortune (0-3), Robbie Rochford, Stephan Dundon (0-2), Adam O'Sullivan (3-4), Louis Doherty (1-1), Zachery Lavery, Séamie Kiely and Xavier Rooney.

Having won three matches played in six days, they now have two championship games of hurling remaining at the group stages. They will be traveling up to Askamore on Wednesday evening ninth to play at 7.30 p.m. where your support would be much appreciated.

Over-35s Soccer

The latest game wasn't played at the time of going to print, but if you're interested in getting involved in the weekly over-35s kick-about, you'd be more than welcome to come along at about 4.20 p.m. for the 4.30 p.m. kick-off where the cost is only €2 per player in Horetown every Saturday afternoon. Please don't hesitate to give Dave a call at 086 8596627 if you need any further information.


The Castle Vintage Club barbecue and Bike Run will take place at Rochford's Camross on Saturday, August 12, starting with the Bike Run at 3 p.m. followed by barbecue and music by Freeway at 9.30 p.m. All proceeds in aid of local charities. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Notes deadline

Deadline for inclusion in the Notes is 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings or Thursday evenings if Monday is a Bank Holiday. Email to


Starting in September, volunteers needed to collect and record Penny Bank subscriptions one Friday morning each month from 09: 00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. at Duncannon National School. For more information please contact Rosemary at 086 0679715.


This year's Sandsculpting Festival takes place from August 11 to August 13. The festival will kick off with a Kids Beach Party with D. J. etc. on Friday at 7.30 p.m. The Fireworks display will take place after dark. The Sandsculpting Exhibition will also open that evening and will open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

All the usual events will take place over the weekend. These will include Water Gun Fights, Wrestling, Kids Games on Saturday. The 'David Brown Memorial' Amateur Sandsculpting Competition will take place on Sunday afternoon.

Full details of all events will appear on Duncannon Sandsculpting Facebook page - and on posters and flyers in local shops and tourist office.


St Louis Day Care Centre would like to thank all who supported their recent Coffee/Tea Morning. They were delighted to raise €810 from the generosity of those who attended on the day, which enables them to continue the valuable care to our elderly citizens.


Next monthly meeting is on Monday, September 4, in St Louis Day Care Centre starting at 2.15 p.m. Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New members welcome.

Social Evenings are held in the St Louis Day Care 7.30 every second Tuesday,

Age Equality Network - Co. Wexford Age Equality Network would like to invite you to join them on Tuesday, August 22, in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Seated Lunch Follows at 1 p.m. We hope as many older peoples organisations as possible will attend, especially encouraging older people who find it hard to have their voice heard.

The Women's Group and Ramsgrange Active Retirement hope to have a coach going if enough people are interested. To book, phone 051 389 012 or 087 0544976 - RSVP Kevin Molloy, Vice-Chair, Co. Wexford Age Equality Network.

St James GAA

Lotto - The next draw in the St James GAA Club lotto will take place on Tuesday night next August 8 in Mersheen. The jackpot is now huge €11,600. Tickets are on sale around the club from senior team players, club committee members and in local shops. Thank you for your continued support to our lotto.

County Championships - Our intermediate hurlers suffered their first defeat of the championship on Saturday afternoon last going down to HWH Bunclody on a 0-12 to 0-6 score line in O'Kennedy Park, New Ross. The hurlers are back in action next Friday evening, August 11, when they face Craanford in Bree at 7 p.m. in what is a make or break game for both sides.

Ladies' Football - Hard luck to the ladies' football team who bowed out of the championship on Monday night last going dow to a very strong Crossabeg-Ballymurn side. The girls are now into the shield final and the date and time will be known in the coming weeks.



The Month's Mind Mass for the late Rev. Fintan Morris C.C. will be held in Kiltealy Church on Saturday evening next August 12th at 7 pm.


Ballindaggin House of Stories gets underway again this Thursday night August 10th for another great night of music, song recitations and tall tales. Beginning at 8 pm, admission free, tea and refreshments served.


The yoga class held in Kiltealy on Sunday July 30th raised €130. It was an excellent class which was enjoyed by all. Many thanks to Jane Kennedy for her time. The trolly draw held in O'Reillys SuperValu on Saturday 29th was won by Garry O'Neill, Ballindaggin. The draw raised €1,145.


Last week's winner of Kiltealy N.S. split the pot was Anna Mai White who won €135. The draw takes place in Kiltealy Hall every Monday evening at 7 pm for the summer holiday period.


On August 19th the Kiltealy Park Fest will be held organised by Kiltealy Development group to raise funds for the community park. Activities will include-children's disco and games at Kiltealy Community Centre (outside weather permitting), from 4 to 6 pm, admission free, Childrens activities will include Disney characters, games, face painting and childrens DJ, also tea, buns and children's barbecue available from 5-6 pm. From 8 pm till late it will be adults (over 18) only with bar and live bands including American Heart until midnight with DJ later, barbecue from 8-11 pm. Tickets at €15 (including barbecue) are now available from committee members.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Melissa Cod, Mohurry on the recent passing of her mother Betty Codd, Killurin. Interment took place in Bellview Cemetery on Monday last week. Deepest sympathy is also extended to Chris Forrestal and family, Rathduff on the passing of his sister Anne Theresa (Tessy) Forrestal which occurred on August 1st. Interment took place in Rathnure Cemetery on Thursday last. May they rest in peace.


The pilgrimage season begins at Our Lady's Island on Aug. 15th with Mass at 3 pm celebrated by Bishop Brennan. Mass during the pilgrimage season daily at 3 pm and 8 pm.


There was a large attendance in The Thatch Pub in Kiltealy village on Saturday July 29th when they opened their new lounge after major restoration work to the premises which includes state of the art kitchen and toilets. The spacious lounge area is decorated to a high standard and a comfortable venue for all to enjoy. We wish Philip and Mary Bowe every success with the business.


Social and tea in Rathanna Hall this coming Sunday night August 13th with Adrian Ryan providing the music.


card games

If you fancy a game of cards in comfortable surroundings you could do worse than come along to Newbawn hall any Wednesday night at 9 p.m.

Players from Newbawn and surrounding areas compete for the valuable prize fund, the craic is mighty and the talk among friends is entertaining, while the lovely well earned tea and other refreshments supplied by local parishioners is enjoyed by all.

Gaelic games

The next outing for the local intermediate hurling team will be against Blackwater in Oylegate at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday next, August 13, with Philip Murphy (Faythe Harriers) as referee. Having already narrowly gone under to Monageer-Boolavogue and Shamrocks a win on Sunday is essential if they are to remain in championship contention. Support would be appreciated.

The intermediate footballers were in championship action against Bunclody in Belfield last Saturday evening at 7.30 p.m. The junior footballers played Gusserane in Adamstown on Friday evening (Details next week)

Upcoming underage championship games include, Under-12 hurling tonight August 8 against Marshalstown-Castledockrell at 7.30 p.m. in Farmleigh.

Under-14 football at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday night, August 10, V Davidstown/Courtnacudy at Boolabawn. Under-16 hurling at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, V Kilross at Adamstown.

Golden goal

Golden goal tickets, to predict the timing of the scoring of the first goal in this year's all-Ireland senior hurling final are now on sale around the area. The cost per ticket is €2 or three for €5. Proceeds in aid of the GAA club.


The Danescastle music group continues to host the music sessions 'Seisiun' in the Horse and Hound. Ballinaboola every Tuesday night. The evenings of traditional irish music, song, story and dance commence at 8 p.m. and it provides a great evening of entertainment for the entire family. Why not come along and enjoy.


The Castle Vintage Club barbecue and Bike Run will take place at Rochford's Camross on Saturday, August 12, starting with the Bike Run at 3 p.m. followed by barbecue and music by Freeway at 9.30 p.m. All proceeds in aid of local charities. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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