Sunday 19 January 2020

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Our Lady's Island, Piercestown, Rosslare Harbour

Bannow-Ballymitty: Social dancing - Dancing in Tír na nÓg continues every Thursday night with music this Thursday the 21st by Michelle Murphy, Thursday the 28th by Tommy Carroll - all welcome refreshments served all proceeds in aid of hand ball new build.

Tomi Reichental

Tomi Reichental, a holocaust survivor will share his Journey of Rembrance with us in Grantstown Community Village on Friday, November 22, at 7.30 p.m. This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

Bridge Club results

Results from Brendan Hederman Cup - first Oona Dwyer and Margaret Cullen; second Marie French and Noreen McCarthy; third Nancy Wall and Dora Furlong; fourth Seán Ó Riordáin and Ann Whitty. The Hederman Cup was presented by Imelda Crosbie (president) to Oona and Margaret. All had a lovely evening with late supper and wonderful confectionery.

Results W/E November 12: First Ann Whitty and Anna Kehoe; second Maria Devereux and Oona Dwyer; third Patsy O'Farrell and Mick Harpur; fourth Mary Byrne and Mary Cosgrove.

GAA News

Lotto numbers were 1, 6, 26 and 27. Jackpot stays at €14,000.

Hard luck to our under-15 boys' hurling team on Saturday last in their County Final. Thanks to the squad, their parents and to their Mangement team of Tom Moran, John Roche and Ken Foley.

The under-13 Rising Stars Boys has a great win over Cushinstown, The Shels and Duffry Rovers in the final on Sunday last. Well done to the team and their Mangement team of Francis Quigley, Garry Jordan and David Currid.

Our Club AGM will take place on Sunday, December 1, in the complex. This is a very important meeting for the upcoming season. Please do attend.

Yoga classes

Yoga classes in Ballymitty Hall every Thursday night at 7 p.m. Beginners welcome. Contact Ger at 087 0640081.

Community First Responders

To keep this valuable resource in our community, we need more local volunteers. Please Contact Catherine at 086 3498804/051560683 for more information.


The Little Sea Musical Society invites you to come join them in opening this year's Christmas Season with 'Mary Poppins Returns with Willy Wonka and Christmas Classics 'an event for all the family with our Christmas treats at interval in Carrig Hall on December 5/6 and Fethard on December 7.

Tickets on sale now at and in local outlets.

Corach Ramblers News

Congratulations to this week's split-the-pot winner Jessica Power, who won €514. We would like to thank Costcutters in Wellingtonbridge for housing our new collection box/table.

On the field each of the senior teams had close calls. The ladies were up against premier opposition in the quarter final of the inter divisional shield tournament. Niamh Nessi Millar gave Corach the lead after 10 minutes following a great through ball that still required skill to beat the keeper. In fact some great play kept it that way up to the half time whistle. The second half was barely minutes old and the game had swung completely with two quick Courtown goals. However, the ladies were not in the mood to give up. Tracy brick wall Sinnott left her sweeper position to nod on a corner for Shakira O'Connor to slot home. The game ended 2-2. Intro extra time Sal Eustace should have been awarded a penalty but wasn't. Into the second half of extra time Courtown took the lead from a corner to make it 3-2. At this stage we needed some magic and it came from a great run from Nessi but ended with a shocking tackle. Unfortunately after such a long injury delay the resulting penalty kick narrowly missed the top corner and the game was over. A true display of great heart and team spirit.

The Men's B team lost 3-2 to Camolin. The first half of the game was a great team performance which saw it finish on a scoreline of 1-1. Eoin O'Connor was on target. Into the second half Camolin began to dominate and scored two goals before John Reville pulled one back to make it 2-3. The home side could not find the equaliser to grab a point.

Finally the Men's A were up against Tombrack. In a game of 'what ifs' the home side should have been one or two goals up before Tombrack scored from a corner. This was then followed by another three goals before Seán Byrne got one back. Joe Sinnott hit the post from a free kick and Niall Harney hit the crossbar from a penalty. Unfortunately the game ended 4-1 to Tombrack.

However - the future is very bright judging by the underage talent we have. Well done Shane and Cillian, who played for Wexford's under-15s as they defeated Carlow 3-1.

Historical Society

Bannow Historical Society will hold their annual Christmas Dinner in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge on Saturday, December 7, at 7.30 p.m.

There will be a four course meal followed by some light entertainment, after which you can dance the night away or just relax and enjoy the music.

If you are a small group wishing to have a great night out do come along and join us. Great value at €25.00 and free raffle.

Anyone wishing to attend contact Kevin 087 0925853 - Anne 086 8469131 - Maryanne 087 3525262.

Tales of Unexpected Irish Connections

All are invited to a talk by Jimmy O'Toole, one of the most informed and entertaining speakers on matters historical, in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, on Friday, November 29, at 8 p.m. It's free to all so spread the word.

Grantstown News

UPCOMING EVENTS IN GRANTSTOWN COMMUNITY VILLAGE - Tuesday the 19th: Chair Exercises/Pongo in the morning and the X Factor in the afternoon. Wednesday the 20th: Pongo in the morning and music with Jimmy Barnwell in the afternoon. Thursday the 21st: Chair Exercises/Pongo in the morning and yoga with Julie in the afternoon. Monday the 25th: Baking with Ger/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. You can find out all about Grantstown on our website:

SERVICES AVAILABLE IN GRANTSTOWN DAYCARE CENTRE - Tuesday the 19th: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 20th: Counsellor from 12.30 p.m. Thursday the 21st: Hairdresser from 10.30 a.m. Monday the 25th: No Group Physio with Mairead this week. Home Baking available all week. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for these services which are available to everyone in the community.

Home Baking - We bake to order so you will get freshly baked produce every time. If you get your order in before 11 a.m. you can collect it the same day. Phone 051 561016.

GIFT VOUCHERS - These are now on sale in Grantstown Daycare Centre. The ideal gift for Christmas or any occasion. Our gift vouchers can be used for dinners, meals on wheels, reiki and many more activities. Please contact reception at 051 561016 to purchase one.

ADMIN SERVICE - Typing, copying, A4 laminating, get your cv updated and much more. For more information phone 051 561016.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Bernie Wade and family on the death of her father Ber Keane last Wednesday. His removal was at 7 p.m. on Thursday to St Catherine's Church Tacumshane with burial on Friday after 1 p.m. Mass in Ballymore cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Our Lady's Island

GAA club AGM

Our Lady's Island GAA will host it's annual general meeting on Friday, December 6, at 7.30 p.m. in the community centre.

Nominations and motions sheets will be distributed to club members. All players and members are asked to attend, along with anyone who would like to get involved in the club in any way, be it as a club officer, coaching the young stars of the future, or just to be a member. We look forward to seeing you there.

Youth Club

Our annual general meeting has been set for Thursday, November 21, at 8.30 p.m. in Community Centre. We would encourage all parents to attend to show support for Youth Club.

Mass of Remembrance

The annual Parish Mass of remembrance for all the faithful departed will be celebrated in Lady's Island Church this Saturday, November 23, at 7 p.m. and in Tacumshane Church on Sunday, 24th at 10 a.m.

Fun Variety Concert

Our Lady's Island is the place to be on Saturday, November 30, at 8 p.m. We have a wonderful line up for you, singers, dancers, comedy, and fun fashion show with some very interesting females?

A night to have a good laugh and a night you will certainly remember. Tickets €5 All proceeds in aid of parish funds.

Christmas Market

Light up Lady's Island at the Christmas Market.

We are having a big Christmas Market day on Sunday, December 1, noon - 6 p.m. with all kinds of stalls, handmade gifts, games, music and dancing and of course Santa will be arriving by unusual transport to turn on the lights and bring the whole community together.

Hope you will join us. To book a stall contact Jacinta 086 0782404 or Louise 087 2053305.


Congratulations to Susan Pierce on winning €118 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Dohertys, Meylers and Rosslare HbrPost office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

Surprise visit

There was great excitement in the Moran household in Ballymore recently when two members of the Wexford team, All Star Diarmuid O'Keeffe and centre back Shaun Murphy from Oulart paid a visit, with the Leinster Cups and Diarmuid's All Star award. It was a lovely early morning surprise for Richard.


ARA Club news

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS - Please bring back raffle tickets for the National Draw for ARI next Tuesday as draw will be held on November 28.

SHOPPING TRIP - Seats are still available for Shopping day to Kildare Village and Whitewater Centre Newbridge and Newbridge Silver Shop on Tuesday, December 3. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book your seat. Cost 50.00 pp incl evening meal on way home.

2020 COACH TRIP - We are now booking for our 2020 Coach Trip to Great Northern Hotel Bundoran on August 24, 2020 - two-day tours (details later) three nights DBB bases sharing, cost pp €300 pp and Single room supplement €15 pppnight. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book your place, don't miss out now book early.

Scouts Christmas Collection

Piercestown Scout Group are holding a Christmas Collection as a community event and they will all receive a Community Merit Badge for their efforts. They will collect all non-perishable Christmas goods, e.g. or even toiletries. All items will then go into the gift parcels distributed by SVDP in our local community for Christmas.

Collections will be on the following dates: Friday, November 29, at 2 and 3 p.m. at the hall - we hope all school parents will support us too. Saturday, November 30, at 7 p.m. just before Mass, and on Sunday morning December 1, after 10 a.m. Mass outside the church. Your support will mean such a lot to the young members of our Scouting Group and also by the SVDP local committee who are delighted with our gesture.

School open night

Is your child due to start school? Come along to hear what Piercestown NS can offer your child. Open Night takes place on Wednesday, November 20, at 7 p.m. Talks by the principal on the night. Come hear the 'real truth' from the sixth class pupils. Enjoy tours around the school. Tea or coffee and refreshments provided by the parents' association. Breakfast and afterschool care now available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on site. A lovely warm welcome awaits you. Piercestown NS where growing and learning are nurtured.

Forever Fit

Fitness classes with Amanda Burke: Dancefit Mondays at 10 a.m. or DanceActive50+ Mon and Thursday at 11.30 a.m. 'pay-as-you-go' €10 p.p. Ongoing classes weekly in the Piercestown Scout Hall. Please call 087 9713339 for more info. or just come along.

Your news

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Rosslare Harbour

St Mary's camogie club

Hard luck to our minor camogie team, Kilross Gaels, who lost out to a very good Castletown side. Better days ahead girls. The club is super proud of you all.

Our end of season party for the under-8s, under-10s, under-12s and under-14s took place in Leisuremax. It was a fun day. Hope to see you all back playing camogie next year. In the meantime, keep practising at home and take part in the games in school.

Registration for Tops Community Group

Calling all adults, teens and children from age four upwards. Registration for Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour Tops/Community Group for 2020 projects/shows will be held on Tuesday, November 19, from 7 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. in Kilrane School.

TY Students remember this project counts towards your Gaisce Award for Community Involvement. Sing, dance, act, make costumes and props, onstage or backstage, laugh and make new friends for life. Ages four to 90. All very welcome.

Christmas Craft Fair

Not to be missed is the Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday, November 24, in Kilrane community centre from midday to 4.30 p.m. Hand-made decorations, knitwear, art, photography, fairy doors and houses, homemade sweets and fudge, Christmas lighting, home decor, raffles, knitted toys, organic hampers, table decorations, home baking, jams and preserves, kids crafts and craft kits, hot chocolate and cookies, tea, coffee and home bakes. Mrs Claus and Santa's helpers will be there on the day to help you choose your purchases. Your Christmas shopping all wrapped up in your local community.


We extend sympathy to the following families who have suffered bereavements recently.

Ann Williams, Greenore Park passed away on October 31. The funeral service for Ann was celebrated in St Enoch's church, Killinick, with cremation afterwards at Mount Jerome crematorium. Sympathy to her daughters, Laura and Rhonda, son Roger, grandson Jay, brothers Steven and Bill and extended family. Ann was pre-deceased by her husband George and son Gary.

Sympathy also to the family of the late Joseph (Joe) Dardis, Portside and late of Rathfarnham who died on October 29. Joe's funeral Mass was celebrated in Clane Parish church, with burial afterwards in Bohernabreena cemetery. Sympathy to his wife Pauline, children Mark, Derek, Julie, Cormac and Joe, brother Brendan, grandchildren and extended family.

Condolences also to the family of the late Pauline Rossiter, St Brendan's Estate, who passed away on October 31.

May they rest in peace.

Environmental Group Notes

At the annual Wexford County Council Keep Wexford Beautiful Awards held on November 11, the Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group achieved second place in the category 'Best Community Coastal Management Initiative', Congratulations to all involved in achieving this award. Congratulations also to Westwards residents' association (first) and Greenore residents' association both of whom won awards in the category 'Best Environmentally Aware and Presented Housing Estate'. Keep up the good work.

The Group's Christmas Cards are presently available from various outlets including SuperValu, Circle K Garage, Teresa's Shop, Maguire's Hardware, Vera Fox or a committee member.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods 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'

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