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This year the Senior's Christmas party will be held in Danby Lodge Hotel on Sunday afternoon, January 7, 2018. Further details later. Tickets will be distributed nearer to Christmas.
Raffle tickets for the parish council Christmas raffle will be on sale in the coming weeks. The proceeds help to fund the party and your support would be greatly appreciated.
St Fintan's AGM
St Fintan's Club AGM will take place on Friday, December 1, in the Scout Hall Ballymore at 8 p.m. Nominations for club officers along with motions for consideration should be emailed to club secretary no later than November 24. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Fintan's will celebrate the 25th anniversary of winning the Junior B Hurling Championship 1992 with a club get together on Saturday, December 9, in Coopers Inn Killinick at 8 p.m.
A video recording of the game will be shown on the night, anyone who may have any photographs of the game for display on the night please contact John Kelly.
All past and present players, members and supporters are invited along to join in the night.
Cake Sale and Raffle
The annual cake sale and raffle in aid of the day to day running of the parish will be held in Mayglass church porch on Saturday, November 25, before and after 7.30 p.m. Mass. Donations of confectionary would be very much appreciated, your support is gratefully appreciated.
The St Fintan's GAA lotto now stands at €6,600 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 €200 up for grabs each week and Annette Farrell and Martin Fanning shared in this prize. Last week's numbers were 2, 5, 11 and 20. Many thanks for your continued support.
Henry and Josephine Goldsmith, Horetown, Killinick became grandparents once again when their daughter Louise and Mick brought a baby girl into the world during the recent past. There other child William has now got a baby sister and we wish them many years of good health and happiness.
Thank to the wonderful audiences in Piercestown and Carrig-on-Bannow, who supported our one act comedies recently. A special thank you to the committees in both venues for looking after us so well.
Rehearsals continue for our festival play 'The Night Alive' and director Breda Hayes and her cast are working very hard. The group would like to extend sympathy to our new member Mary Quirke on the recent passing of her father. May he rest in peace.
Following the installation of the new Kitchen in Tomhaggard social centre the existing stainless steel one is for sale. For Enquiries and dimensions contact Angela 087 2840272.
Learn the basics of watercolour techniques in a fun friendly setting. Tutor is well known local artist Maria Murphy. Saturday, November 25, in Tomhaggard social centre 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., cost €50 which includes all materials, lunch, tea or coffee. Take home your very own masterpiece. Contact Maria 086 3848364 for Enquiries/Book a place.
The workshops have started on Thursdays from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Tomhaggard social centre but there's still time to try your hand at acting, directing or backstage. The short course is being run by Ballycogley Players with the support of Creative Ireland funding.
The Merry Elf
This year we chose an 80s themed nights and put a nights entertainment together which met the 'Swinging' Pubs category. There are four categories in total. Singing, Swinging, Variety and trad. Katie Wright won best female in Variety last year and Swinging this year, which was a fantastic achievement. In our third year of entry. The Wexford Free Press said that this was our best yet.
The Merry Elf won four awards this year: Swinging Section - second Place - The Merry Elf. Swinging Section - Best Female First Place - Katie Wright. Swinging Section - Best Female (Nominee) - Imelda Kehoe. Best Dressed Pub: Second place: The Merry Elf. On the night they also gave an award for the performance that the judge most enjoyed. Most Enjoyed Performance of the Night - Imelda Kehoe.
The team was: Seán O'Leary - Drums, Hamish Stewart - Bass, Vocals, Bagpipes, Tin Whistle, Chris Dempsey - Rythm and Bass Guitar, Diarmuid Dunbar - Lead Guitar, Mick Egan - Vocals, Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Michael Way - Vocals, Katie Wright - Vocals, Martina Keane - Vocals, Imelda Kehoe - Vocals, Harmonica.
And finally, people are asking if we are doing a re run? Not in this section I'm afraid. It is a huge undertaking to put on a night like that.
We had full sound system so people have to just grab it while they can. Look out for it next year. We're going to give an even better show..
All Blacks AFC
The under-11 girls have played two games in the under-11 premier league the first was away to Curracloe where unfortunately our girls lost to the home side 3-0... but for all that seen the game it was a very well contested game between two great sides.
Next up for our girls was a home fixture v Ross Town great battle again by both sides and unfortunately for us again Ross found the net mid way through the second half. The girls worked hard to get the equaliser and unfortunately time was our downfall and Ross took all three points. the jump to premier is a challenge for any team and I know this group of girls can work hard and are up for any challenge that comes their way.
Our under-nine girls travelled to Forth Celtic to take on the home side in the new non-competitive league for under-nine girls. A great game was served up by both teams for spectators to enjoy some great individual play passing and moving and shooting by all girls involved the girls enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to the next one already.
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 email@example.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.
There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €6,400. The winning numbers were 2, 5, 11 and 20. There was 13 match-three winners who received €15 each. The winners was Annette Farrell, A Winters, Eamon Moloney, Tommy Moore, Madeline Doyle, Alice White, Tracey Rooney, Martin Fanning, Regina Moore, George Dwyer, Danny and Izzy, Alex Feehan and Catherine Barry. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, November 21, and the jackpot now stands at €6,600.
Climate Change - We all know how climate change affects our lives. The recent Hurricane Ophelia is a good example. In Rathangan School we are doing our bit to raise awareness of and reduce climate change. We are recycling, using less water and turning the lights off when we are not using them.
Also this year we are going for our fourth Green School Flag which is 'TRAVEL'. This ties in well with climate change as it requires us to try walk, cycle or carpool where possible instead of using the cars. We ask that all the families in our community do their bit for climate change. Thank you from all at St Anne's NS Rose of Rathangan.
Are you up for a laugh? come support our 'Rose of Rathangan' fundraiser on November 25 in Rathangan Bar. Tickets are only €5 or €10 on the door. Check out Facebook to find out more about this fun filled evening and see local lads as you never seen them before vying for the crown.
Fastnet Rovers AFC
Our season is now under way and we have introduced a new Academy (under-six and under-seven) on Sunday morning and under-eights on Saturday. Please contact the club or check our Fastnet Rovers AFC page on Facebook for more details.
Rathangan's Little Breeches re-opened on Tuesday, September 5. It offers a warm and welcoming environment where children can explore, play and learn in our outdoor and indoor environments. Limited places are still available for this term and we are now taking bookings for the Spring and summer terms. Contact Sinéad at 087 9852960 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book your place.
Parent and Toddler Group in Rathangan Hall, Tuesday mornings from 10.30 a.m. to midday Babies to pre-school age. Come along and enjoy a coffee and a chat.
The homes are not yet fully let so we are still open for inquiries and interest from anyone considering a move. Further information from members of the committee or at the parish hall or call Willie at 086 8106672.
Yoga classes in Rathangan Hall have resumed on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Suitable for beginners and improvers. €10 per class or five classes for €40. Contact Julie at 087 1250720 for details. Please bring a mat.
The time has come to elect a new parish council. Fr Kevin would like to thank all the members of the outgoing parish council. Ballot papers are in the back of the church from this weekend. Ballot papers need to be returned by November 26. Please think about people from your area who might be suitable and ask any potential nominees if they are willing to serve on the parish council before you nominate them. Outgoing members are also included.
Christmas Tree Lights
The Christmas Tree Lights will be switched on in Duncormick on Saturday, December 2, at 8 p.m. There will be Carols, music and light refreshments and Santa will drop by.
The annual church gate collection for Down Syndrome Wexford is taking place this weekend. All money collected goes directly to the local branch which helps fund services for local children and adults with Down Syndrome. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.
Cleariestown Community Playgroup will be having a Fundraising used clothing collection on Monday, November 27. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. You can drop off any items at the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Our next family Mass will be on Sunday, November 26, at 11 a.m. in Rathangan Church. On that day we will celebrate the feast of Christ the King and remember all our departed souls. In particular we will remember those who died during the past year, we will light a candle for each of them and family members are welcome to take that candle home after Mass. As usual, all are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.
St Anne's GAA require five people/volunteers to carry out work at the Development Site on Saturday, November 25, to lay Kerbs and Concrete, no skills required just graft. This will have to be done on the 25th as grass is being laid on December 9. We would be grateful if you could get in touch with Charlie at 087 6551080 as materials will need to be ordered. NB Should we not get the Volunteers/Help the Development will come to a stand still.
GAA club AGM
The St Anne's GAA Adult AGM will take place in the club house on Friday, December 1, at 8 p.m. Please note that relevant motion papers and nomination forms will be distributed over the coming weeks.
Local Link Wexford provides a bus service from Rathangan to Wexford at 10.25 a.m. on Wednesdays and 1.10 p.m. on Saturdays. From Cleariestown there is a service at 10.05 a.m. on Fridays to Wexford. Door to door service may be available if required Please contact us at 053 9196276 or email@example.com for full details of these and all our services.