Thursday 12 December 2019

Around the Districts: Murrintown, Our Lady's Island, Rosslare Harbour

Denise Doran, Thomas Fox, Tara Fox and Ruby Fox having a good time at the Teddy Bears Picnic in the Community Garden, Rosslare
Denise Doran, Thomas Fox, Tara Fox and Ruby Fox having a good time at the Teddy Bears Picnic in the Community Garden, Rosslare

Murrintown: Split-the-pot - In the most recent draw the lucky winner was Phyllis Dodd winning €570.

Phyllis bought her ticket in Butlers post office, North Main Street. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Community Centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon - 086 1943527.

The centre is available for hire for children's birthday parties. For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email

LIBRARY - Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Piercestown patron is on Friday, August 2, at 7.30 p.m. in the cemetery. The Murrintown patron is on Sunday, August 4, in Kildavavin cemetery at 1.15 p.m. and the new cemetery at 1.30 p.m. Blessing of the graves and Mass 2 p.m.

Our Lady's Island

Leo Carthy Weekend

The sixth annual Leo Carthy weekend takes place this weekend. The festival opens with a Variety Concert in Our Lady's Island Hall this Saturday, third at 8 p.m. Another great night's entertainment is promised with the likes of Danescastle music group, George Lawlor, Brendan Wickham and friends, Intro music group, and Lee Bennett. You'll be sure of a laugh on the night with Ballycogley Players. Adm. €10 with free refreshments at the interval.

Sunday, August 4, starts with 6k Fun Run at 12.30. Registratiuon from 11.30 in OLI Community Hall €10 for adults and €5 per child with prizes for category winners and spot prizes. Refreshments after the race and there is kids entertainment and live music on site. Live music on the open air stage from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with various wellknown local artists and a Mumming exhibition by the Ballycullane Mummers at 2 p.m. followed by Theresa and the Stars. Refreshments availabe in our beautiful new Coffee Shop with stunning views of the Island. We also have kids entertainment with Obstacle Course, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting.

Finally, we are delighted to announce the return of the Sheep racing this year, which was a huge hit last time round. First race at three o'clock. Come and enjoy the free music and entertainment in what promises to be a great family day out. All proceeds to RNLI., Irish Heart Foundation and various local voluntary groups.

Coffee Shop

Our new Community Coffee Shop is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are looking forward to welcoming you all again, for the beautiful home baking, tea and chat our Good as New and Craft shop is now open also.

Story Night

Storytelling Night in Tacumshane Old School this Friday, August 2, at 8.30 p.m. Come along, sit back and enjoy the talent, music, song and storytelling. Tea, coffee and cakes at interval. Great night's entertainment promised.

Choir Practice

Our Lady's Island Pilgrimage opens on August 15 with Mass at 3 p.m. Choir rehearsals with Olga in the church on Tuesday, August 6, at 7 p.m. and Monday, August 12, at 7 p.m. Music and words provided. All welcome, contact 087 3600919.

GAA Bingo

The GAA bingo continues every Tuesdsay night in OLI Community Hall at 9 p.m. The jackpot now stands at €850 - come along for your chance to win.

Parish Patron

The annual Parish Patron will take place on Sunday, August 11, as follows: St Iver's 6 p.m. Old Cemetery on Island 6.15 p.m. Churchtown 6.30pm, Main Cemetery 7pm.


Congratulations to Marian Lynch on winning €220 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare Harbour Post office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

Rosslare Harbour

KRH Community Weekend

Memories were made, friends were gained, our villages were brought to life with fun, music, laughter and smiling happy people. Thank you to everyone who supported local, it really makes a difference. Thank you so very much to all the people who gave of their time and talents to help to make the weekend a success. Patricia Walsh, who went above and beyond to make things run smoothly.

Tony McCormack and sons Paul Mccormack and Kieran, for all the design, manufacture and transport. John Boyce for traffic management. Sharon Fox for publicity, Ger Boyce for Facepainting and Nuala Driver and Liz Gleeson for raffle, Angela Keogh-Waddock for being Queen of the Ducks, Louise Ellard and Una Ui Mhaolain the Strawberry Queens, aided by Alexandra Kelly, Jacqueline Culleton and the lovely Bobbie, Caitlyn Murphy Eabha and Paidi, Aoife Griffin, Toby Walsh, Doireann Ni Mhaolain and Sam Horan, James Keane for all the help with stalls, all the ladies from the ICA, and the Railway Social Club for use of hall. Brian Boyce and Michelle Cogley for photography, James Sneezer Walsh for providing bait and Lagoon safety. Huge thanks to Denis Comerford for his help with both Crab Fishing and the Village Fair, Michael Delaney, Ned Sheil, and Fr Desmond. The Coxswain and Crew of Rosslare Hbr Lifeboat.

Thanks to all stallholders, Lee and Fitzy for the fantastic music and all who supported. Thanks to sponsors Murphys SuperValu, Eamon Lawlor Garage, Lloyds Pharmacy, Ger Carthy, Kilrane Community Centre, Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Men's Shed. And my family for putting up with the disruption and anyone who helped in any way.

St Paul's AC

The Irish Life Juvenile Track and Field Season for 2019 came to an end July 13 and 14, and we had four athletes competing among the Top Athletes in the Country over the two days of the National Championships. St Paul's ended the season on a high with four podium finishes.

Gergely Pap, who was looking to retain his National Title in the Shot, had a good series of throws, and his best of 14.82m ensured he did just that, finishing in first place. Gergely then went straight to the Discus and finished just outside the medals in fourth place. Erin Van Straaten was in action in the under-18 Shot and also had a good series of throws finishing in second place with a throw of 12m.

Maeve Hayes was in action in the under-18 Long Jump where she produced a great set of jumps finishing in second place, with the same distance as the first place athlete, only missing out on the Gold medal on countback. After a short break Maeve was back in action in the High Jump, where she also made the podium finishing in third place.

Danika took to the track in the under-17 1500m, a relatively new event for Danika, in very warm conditions and in a very strong field she ran a great race finishing in seventh place over all. To get to the National Championships is a great achievement which takes a lot of time, effort and commitment from these athletes and their coaches, who have been training relentlessly since last September with these Championships in mind.

Last weekend Gergely was back in action, this time representing Ireland, as part of the Irish Schools International Team, competing in the SIAB'S International in Swansea. Gergely finished in third place in the Shot, a fantastic achievement, with a best throw of 14.56m and he also performed well in the Discus finishing in sixth place.

Huge congratulations to Gergely and Maeve, their season is not over just yet, they have both been selected to represent Ireland in the Youth Nations Cup in Santry August 3, Gergley in the Shot and Maeve in the Long Jump, we wish them both the very best of luck. The Leo Cathy 6km Fun Run takes place next weekend, Sunday, August 4, at 12.30 p.m. full details on our Facebook page.

Rosslare RNLI

On Saturday the 20th we held our annual fundraising 'barbecue' which was another great success each year this event is getting bigger and better this success did not just happen overnight it is down to a lot of hard work from the fundraising committee the kind generosity of all our sponsors and all who support and attend the barbecue each year.

On behalf of the RNLI Fundraising Committee we would like to thank everyone who helped out in anyway also all our sponsors and St Mary's GAA and the club who kindly supply us with tables and chairs each year - Murphy's SuperValu Mila Ltd, Shay Russell, Jamie Ryan Value Centre, Scallan's Food Factory, Guinness (Jack Goldsmith), McCauley's Health and Beauty Pharmacy, Thomas Doyle (Curracloe), Aldi Drover Foods (Brendan Murphy), Kate's Farm Shop, Guinness (Cork), AES Kingspan (Limerick), Heineken Lloyds Pharmacy, Whelan Potatoes, Eamonn Mullins Potatoes, Zanna Cookhouse, Bob Butler Fruit and Veg, Paddy Reville Fruit and Veg.

Camogie club news

The under-12s played Horeswood in their third game of the season and had an impressive win on a scoreline of 6-02 to 1-01. Horeswood were a few short so great credit to Ashley, Lauren, Ella, Ally, Aoibheann and Katie, who helped them out at different times of the match. All the girls played their hearts out in very warm conditions. The girls passed well, worked as a team, supported each other and most importantly all had fun. Thanks to everyone for their commitment. There are such great numbers playing. Keep up the good work.

The Junior B team were in championship action in Tagoat. Result: Kilross Gaels 5-12 Oulart-The Ballagh 3-03. Well done to all the players and management team.

The under-14s had a challenge match away to St Martin's in Piercestown. The girls came up against a strong side who are a few divisions ahead of them and despite a slow start put in a fantastic second half performance. This game set the girls up nicely for the next championship outing.

Fresh from that challenge match the under-14s were in championship action against Kilmore. Result St Mary's Rosslare 6-03 Kilmore 4-07. Scorers; Sophie Colfer 2-01, Alanna Culleton 2-01, Eimear O'Neill 1-01 and Ruby Lambert 1-0. In a highly entertaining and very competitive championship game in Tagoat we definitely saved the best till last. Despite being underdogs before the game we were all square at half time but our group of girls were determined we weren't going to be beaten on home ground.

Belief was the word and you girls believed in yourselves getting just rewards and a two point win for your hard work. Chloe in goal made great saves in the first half and the puck outs were brilliant. Our backs, Tegan, Grace, Eabha, Aoife, Niamh and Sophie battled hard winning dirty ball and never once gave up. Our midfield trio of Ruby, Alanna and Sophie were on fire with team work second to none. Our fierce forwards, Susan, Sophie, Amy, Eimear, Aoife, Doireann challenged for every ball and made life impossible for the Kilmore defence. Not forgetting Aoife S, Chloe K and our injured captain Kate, who never once stopped supporting you, encouraging you and cheering from the sideline - these girls carried you over the line as much as those on the field. Be proud girls of what was a truly brilliant team display.

Environment Group

The winner of the hand made swing bench was Vivien Naessens Howlin, Rosslare Harbour. The group would like to thank all those who supported our raffle for the bench and a massive thank you to Paul McCormack for making this for our raffle. If you would like one for your garden, contact Paul. We would also like to thank all those that purchased tickets or donated teddy bears for our stall at the Community Weekend Festival. Your support was very much appreciated.

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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