Monday 27 January 2020

Around the Districts: Ballymore-Mayglass, Rathangan-Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour

Caoimhe Doyle, Sophia Ryan, Amy Barry and Roisin Doyle representing Rathangan NS at the Primary Schools Athletics Finals in Enniscorthy Sports Hub
Caoimhe Doyle, Sophia Ryan, Amy Barry and Roisin Doyle representing Rathangan NS at the Primary Schools Athletics Finals in Enniscorthy Sports Hub

Ballymore-Mayglass: Drama Workshop. Ballycogley Players have secured a small Grant from Creative Ireland towards a four-week interactive workshop to develop acting, writing and research skills in the community. There's no upper age limit and min age limit is sixth Class (11-12 the olds). The objective of the project is to Devise, Write and Perform a Public Performance based on the historical background of the area while demonstrating common themes which are relevant today. There's a public meeting in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. with workshop planned to start the following week, which is free. If interested in taking part please contact Breda at 087 6858480.

Wamboree Scout Camp

The fundraising Wamboree Scout Camp takes place in Kilmore Quay June 21 to June 23, with net proceeds going to RNLI and Wexford Marine Watch. All Activities will be around village, beach and burrow areas, with additional pedestrian traffic in the area over the weekend. Extra traffic Friday evening 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sat 9.10 a.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. as Campers arrive and depart from Stella Maris Carpark.

There will be a traffic management plan in place to minimise disruption. Over 240 Youth members and Scouters from seven groups in Co Wexford are attending the camp. We would like to thank Kilmore Quay Development Association, Stella Maris Centre and local community for their assistance in hosting this event.

Bargy Vintage Club

The Bargy Vintage Club organised bi annual trip to Wales on the June bank Holliday week end was once again very successful with over 100 tractors traveling from Rosslare to Pembroke on Saturday, June 1, and onwards to the show grounds in Haverfordwest to join up with our Welsh friends for the run on Sunday.

This was the first year that we joined up with the Welsh national run with almost 500 tractors taking part. The run was about 32 miles long which brought us across the lovely rolling countryside of South Wales with some stunning views of extensively well farmed lush green land. As usual we were very well looked after by our Welsh friends. We made the return journey on Monday and a very enjoyable time was had by all.


The jackpot now stands at €4,400. There is also a match-three prize of €200 up for grabs each week. The numbers drawn were 22, 25, 27 and 28..Many thanks for your continued support. Remember you can also sign up to a 10-week club lotto subscription for €15 where your numbers will be entered each week for you and you will receive a weekly lotto text. Make it easy to never miss a draw by contacting Sharon Pettit at 086 1787498 to sign up.

All Blacks AFC

Following a delegate meeting a vote was taken as to the future of calendar soccer, there was a unanimous vote to revert back to winter soccer, the league committee will decide as to which way this season will end, there were plenty of suggestions from the delegates. We will keep you all posted with any news.

Split-the-pot draw - Results as follows for draw of Monday, June 10, held in the Greenacres Pub. Winner Marie Devereux with a prize of €205. Draw on June 4 winner Kathleen Walsh with a prize of €215. Your support is greatly appreciated. All proceeds go towards the All Blacks AFC 2020 development fund, playground development and walking track in Casey Park.

Club and County Draw

The second in the series of three draws in the CLG Loch Garman Club and county fundraiser was held on May 29 with 50 prizes in total but sadly supporters of the St Fintan's club failed to feature on the list of winners. The third and final draw will be held on June 26 and we wish our loyal supporters the best of good luck.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Mayglass man Shane Sinnott, who during the recent past travelled to Lanzarote to marry his sweetheart Leanne Cullimore. The happy couple and their daughter Grace were joined by a large number of Shanes fellow St Fintan's players to celebrate the happy occasion. We wish the happy family many years of good health and happiness.

Coiste na nÓg

Ballymore was the venue and James Flood the referee when the St Fintan's/Our Lady's Island under-13 football team took on St Mogue's Fethard in Div.5 of the New Ross Standard 13-a-side championship. Trailing for the greater part of the game and looked beaten and six points in arrears with just 10 minutes remaining but these young stars were not to be denied and when James sounded the final whistle had earned a 2-09 to 3-06 draw.

St Fintan's

With the majority of its players at the wedding of fellow team member Shane in Lanzarote and unable to rearrange a suitable date for the fixture the St Fintan's football team was forced to concede a walkover to Ballyhogue in Division 2 of the All County football league during the recent past. The hurling team had a home fixture when taking on Clongeen in Division 5 of the EEW All County hurling league on Friday last and it was pleasing to see one of Wexfords stars of the past Martin Storey put the lads through their paces in Ballymore during the past week.

Open Garden

Alice Mernagh, Moorefield is holding a fundraising open garden day in aid of dogs for the disabled charity 17821 on Sunday, July 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a very special charity and the day will consist of tea, plant sale, raffle etc and a great opportunity for garden lovers to meet for a chat.

Nursery Stars

Many thanks to Nicky Byrne of Pettitt's SuperValu St Aidan's for their presentation of footballs to all our nursery and under-sevens stars last week. Each child was given a football to bring home and to practice their skills with. Nursery and under-sevens takes place each Wednesday evening 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. alternating between Ballymore and Our Lady's Island. All new children are very welcome each week.



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 €4,200. The winning numbers were 22, 25, 27 and 28. There was one match-three winner who received €200. The winner was Nuala and Wally O'Neill. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, June 18, and the jackpot now stands at €4,400.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Seán Rossiter €104. Next draw will take place on June 20 in Rathangan Bar. Thank you for your support.

Annual Patrons

Annual Patrons will take place on Friday, June 28, at 6.30 p.m. in Kilmannon and 7.30 p.m. in Ballyconnick. Mass in Cleariestown at 7 p.m.

SVP Collection

The annual St Vincent de Paul summer collection will take place on June 22/23 in Rathangan and Cleariestown. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Road run cancelled

The Tractor/Bike/Car/Walk/Road Run Old and New in aid of Rathangan Parish Development Fund on Sunday, June 23, in Rathangan is cancelled due to tractor run in Murrintown on the same day.


We extend sympathy to Eugene Cosgrave, Gibberwell on the sad passing of his sister Sinéad Breen, Harpoonstown, recently. May she rest in peace.

Rosslare Harbour

Environmental Group Notes

As the Tidy Towns Adjudicators will be in the area shortly, the group would encourage everyone to make an effort to keep their area clean and tidy. Now is the time to paint that wall and to tidy up the garden.

Please don't forget the bit outside of your property that we just couldn't get to. Every little help is appreciated.

The group meets up every Wednesday evening at 18.30 and on Saturday mornings at 9.30 in the Memorial Park if you wish to assist us in our endeavours.

A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods such as toasters, kettles, electric drills and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

The group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group'

Thank You

The Rosslare Maritime Enthusiasts would like to thank all those who came out to support our coffee morning, held at the Maritime Heritage Centre on June 2 and bought raffle tickets on the day.

Thank you also to all who supported us and bought raffle tickets on June 8, during our all-day event in Murphy's SuperValu, Rosslare Harbour. Your support is very much appreciated.

The Raffle Prize winners were as follows: Sixth prize, Bride Kinsella, fifth prize, Paula Saunders, fourth prize, Willie Reville, third prize, Abagail Monaghan, second prize, Kay Creane, and last but not least we would like to congratulate Nicola Hayward on winning the first prize of the beautiful original painting of ss 'St David' alongside at Rosslare Harbour in the 1960s. Well done, Nichola.

Thank you to all who kindly donated raffle prizes, and especially to maritime artist Brian Cleare for the beautiful painting.

Finally, we would like to extend our thanks to the management and staff of Murphy's SuperValu for the use of their premises and hospitality.

St Mary's GAA

The lotto was not won. The numbers were 7, 8, 12 and 17 on June 11. No match. Lucky-dip winners Anne Griffin/Mary Power/Emma Roche/Nadine Lambert/Abigail Monaghan. Next draw is 18th 2019 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €5,800. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish.

Our Adult team have won both their two football and Hurling matches so well set up for the year. They play St Fintan's in Ballymore at 7 p.m.on June 22 Football.

Our under-13s play Geraldine O'Hanrahans at home at 19.30 on June 18 Football. At home Hurling against Kilmore at 7.30 p.m. on July 2. Away to Geraldine O'Hanrahans Hurling at 7.30 p.m. on July 9 and at home to St Mary's Maudlintown Football at 7.30 p.m. on July 23.

Our under-15s' next match is away to Crossabeg-Ballymurn Football at 7.30 p.m. on July 11 and at home Football at 7.30 p.m. on July 18 against St Joseph's.

Our under-17s' next match is football at home at 19.30 on June 24 against Rathgarogue-Cushinstown. Away to Adamstown at 7.30 p.m. on July 1 Football and away to Kilmore on July 15 at 7.30 p.m. Football.

We are always looking for new players to join at all levels so if interest ring one of our managers or our Underage chairman Derek Howlin 087 8371879.

Camogie club news

Our under-8s were in action in a county blitz. The girls played excellently in all three of their matches. They had great fun and showed off their new skills. Well done to all who travelled.

Well done to our junior team (Kilross Gaels) who had a fantastic win over Clongeen. It was an excellent team performance. The team are in action again on June 25 against Oylegate. Best of luck, ladies.

Our minors are in championship action on June 28 against Buffers Alley. Best of luck.

Our under-12s first league match was refixed giving them time to get in some extra training and preparation.

The club extends its sympathy to the Driver family on the sad passing of Kevin.


The sudden and untimely death of Kevin Driver has caused deep sadness to his family, friends, and the whole community. Kevin, who passed away at Wexford General hospital on Monday, June 10, was a chef by profession and a long standing staff member at Kelly's Hotel for over 40 years, till his recent retirement. Kevin's funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr David Murphy in St Patrick's church and he was laid to rest in St Aidan's cemetery. We extend deepest sympathy to his wife Nuala, sons Damien and Kevin, daughters Joanne, Denise and Aisling, brother Seán, sister Deirdre, uncles, aunts, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and friends.

Condolences to Tracey Rooney, Rosslare Harbour on the death of her father Frank, Shilmore, Carne, who passed away on May 29 Deepest Sympathy also to Frank's wife Liz, son Keith and to his sisters Rose Druhan and Teresa Burke.

Sympathy is also extended to Betty and Jim O'Connell and family on the death of Jim's sister, Catherine Keohan, Firhouse and late of Ballinskelligs, who died on May 31.

May they rest in peace.

Wexford People

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