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Saturday 15 June 2019

Around the districts: Murrintown, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand

Murrintown: Split the pot - The lucky winner in the last draw was Jason Quirke, winning €620. Lucky ticket was bought in the Mountain Bar. 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.

Murrintown Community Centre also has facilities for squash, badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details.

For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.

Watercolour Class

A watercolour art class with Maria Murphy continues every Thursday evening in Murrintown community centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Phone 086 3848364 for details

Also every Tuesday evening in Tomhaggard social centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Community Centre 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.

CE Worker vacancy

We are currently looking to hire a CE Worker for Murrintown Community Centre. For more information please contact Colette Kennedy (CE Supervisor) at 051 563038 or email southeastcom@gmail.com.

Tractor and Vintage Run

Keep a date in your diary - The annual Murrintown tractor and vintage run on Sunday, June 23, to raise funds for the new cemetery.

Golf Classic

There will be a golf classic in aid of Wexford Special Olympics and Leinster special Olympics in Wexford golf club on Friday, May 31, teams of four €160/tee and greens €50 - tee times still available contact peadar dempsey at 087 9818419 for further details.

Rosslare Harbour

SS 'St David' (III) at Rosslare Harbour

This year marks the 50th anniversary since this popular ferry sailed out of Rosslare for the final time. Built by Cammell Laird Shipbuilding Company, Birkenhead, and launched on February 6, 1947, by the Countess of Dudley, wife of the chairman of the Great Western Railway Company, the ship served the Rosslare - Fishguard route from 1948 to 1969.

Rosslare Maritime Enthusiasts, a voluntary group based at the Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre, have commissioned an original painting by maritime artist Brian Cleare showing ss 'St David' alongside at Rosslare in the mid1960's. The painting, measuring 18'x 28' with frame, will be raffled off at Murphy's SuperValu, Rosslare Harbour, on Saturday, June 8.

A coffee morning is being held at the Maritime Centre on Sunday, June 2, at 11.30 a.m., where the painting will be on display and there will be an opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket. All proceeds towards the upkeep of the Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Camogie Club news

Our under-14s played their first championship match of the season away to Bannow. The girls put in a superb performance. The match ended in a draw which was a disappointment to the girls as they were the best team on the day. It won't be long before this team are winning matches. The girls continue their season with a number of challenge matches and get ready for the next round of the championship.

We were invited to participate in Caman Leinster in Abbotstown sports centre in Dublin. Thanks to everyone who sponsored our under-12 girls. The sponsorship helped greatly with the cost of the bus, meals etc. There continues to be great numbers at training across all ages and grades.

Environmental Group notes

Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour Environmental Group wish to express our sincerest condolences to the family of the late Séamus Kirwan. He has left a great legacy in Rosslare Harbour with the garden which reflects the years of his own toil and inspiration. May he rest in peace.

Community Weekend

KRH Tops Community Group will host the eighth annual Community Weekend on 20th and 21t July. Loads of summer fun with monster treasure hunt, children's art competition, raffle for guided tour and demonstrations of 'Rescue 117 Base and Operations', blessing of the boats, crab fishing competition, village field day with duck racing, bouncy castles, live music open air with Lee and Fitzy and all the fun of the fair.

Active Retirement Group

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, June 4. The meeting will take place at the Rosslare Railway Social Club at 3 p.m. A Committee Meeting will take place at 2 p.m.

The trip to Dublin Zoological Gardens has now been rearranged for Thursday, June 13. The price for the coach is €15 for KRHARG members and €17.50 for non-members not €20, apologies for the error last week. To reserve a place contact Jim at 053 9133291. Bookings must be confirmed at the next meeting.

The Group's annual holiday has now been booked for August 26 to August 30 (five days and four nights) at the Central Hotel, Donegal Town. The price will be €300pps. Places are still available but there are no more single rooms. Bookings, including a deposit of €50 each must be paid no later than at the next meeting in June. Please contact Mairead at 053 9133702.

Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour Active Retirement Group are pleased to announce the long serving and honorary Member, Pat Morgan, has been elected to the senior citizens Parliament for the Wexford Division for the eighteenth year in succession.

Bereavements

Séamus Kirwan, Tuskamore Ave and formerly of Whitechurch, Glynn, who died on May 19 Séamus was a much loved family man and respected member of our community. He had been in failing health for some time. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Patrick's church by Fr Diarmuid Desmond and he was laid to rest afterwards in Our Lady's Island cemetery, beside his beloved wife Anna, who predeceased him nineteen years ago. Séamus is sadly missed by his daughter Barbara, grandchildren Anna and Eoin, son-in-law Mark, brother John, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Sympathy also to the Brennan family on the sad and untimely passing of Eilish Rumley (née Brennan) Rathcormac, Co Cork and formerly of Station Road, Rosslare Harbour, who died on May 17. Eilish is sorely missed by her husband Barry, sisters Mairead and Gaye, brothers John and PJ, extended family relatives and friends.

Condolences also to John and Fiona Holden and family, Tenacre, Kilrane on the passing of John's father Dan, of Viewmount, Waterford, who died on May 14 Sympathy to Nicola Roche Doyle and family on the death of her mother Joan Roche, Kisha, Broadway, who died on May 5.

May they all rest in peace

St Paul's AC

Congratulations and well done on a great day at the Leinster Schools Track and Field championships last Saturday, May 18, in Santry.

Gergely started the medals rolling with double gold in the Inter Shot and Discus, Maeve second Senior Long Jump and third Senior High Jump, Erin second Senior Shot and Danika sixth Inter 800m. Gergely, Maeve and Erin now progress to the all-Ireland Schools Championships in June.

Congratulations also to our younger athletes who were competing in the County Wexford Primary Schools Sports on Wednesday and Thursday at the Sports Hub in Enniscorthy.

Rosslare Strand

Field day 2019

Our annual field day will take place on Sunday, July 28. There are a limited number of spaces for smaller stalls available if you would like to book for this year's event. Contact Rosslare Community Centre at 053 9132202.

Rosslare Youth Club

Youth club is now on holiday till September. A training date for leaders has been arraigned on June 25 and will take place in Rosslare. Please contact Rosslare Youth Club via their Facebook page for more information.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

Rosslare Tidy Towns are making the best use of the nice weather, a lot of planting has been completed and from now on we are doing more regular litter picks so again we ask for your help and support.

We would like to thank everybody for their help and encouragement to date, with the elections over we hope that all the posters and the cable ties are removed as quickly as possible.

The efforts to eliminate fly posting continue and now more than ever there is a greater awareness of the problems caused by Plastic so we hope people will support Rosslare in this initiative.

Over 14 fantastic prizes are to be won in our annual raffle, this is our big fundraiser. Please support, There will be lines for sale over the June bank Holiday weekend at the Community Hub in the beach carpark.

Please follow us on Face bok: Rosslare Tidy Towns Volunteers.

White House Montessori

White House is a well established school operating in Rosslare since 1996. The school incorporating a fun learning approach in our home from home setting. Spaces available for the coming school year. ECCE scheme offered. Contact Deirdre for more information 087 8268203. Open daily from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Email whitehousemontessori@gmail.com.

Swim Week/Water Safety Week

Swim Week and Water Safety Week is on from July 8 to July 13. Meet at main entrance of Rosslare Beach. Registration will be on Sunday, July 7. Time and place to be confirmed closer to the date.

Pikeman Triathlon 2019

This year's event takes place in Rosslare on Saturday, June 8. For more information see Wexford Triathlon Club Facebook page.

New 2 U Charity Boutique

Looks like summer is finally on its way - why not mark the occasion with one (or five) additions to your summer wardrobe. Some lovely new and almost new spring/summer clothing currently in stock. We are open from Monday to Saturday 10 - five and offer a wide range of clothing, bric-à-brac and small household goods. Good quality donations are always welcome; any out of hours contributions can be handed into the community centre.

Open Garden

Doyle's, Orchard Park are opening their garden to the public every Sunday. All are invited; proceeds will be divided between Tagoat Parish Church and Tagoat Day Care centre.

St Mary's camogie

Our under-14s were in action in a practice match away to Marshalstown-Castledockrell. They lost out in a close match. We had several younger girls playing who all acquitted themselves very well. The team are in championship action on Wednesday when they are away to Bannow.

Our under-8s played Kilmore away and came away with a win and some excellent skills and determination were on display. Well done, girls.

Our under-10s played a blitz in Kilmore. We won all our four matches. We defeated St Martin's A, St Martin's B, Clonard and St Anne's.

Cois Barry Community House

We currently have the following weekly activities in the Cois Barry Community Centre in Rosslare Strand:

MONDAY: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Art Group; 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Junior Youth Club; 5.30-6.30p.m. Code Club; 7.30-8.30 p.m. School of Irish Trad (music lessons)

TUESDAY: 10 a.m. to midday Digital Skills Course; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group; 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Guitar; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Drums; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar.

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m. Spanish lessons; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Guitar; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar.

Digital Skills Course - for total beginners. Course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use internet and email safely, how to make video calls, how to pay motor tax online, pay your bills online or order your shopping to be delivered online. We can also teach you how to order your library books to be delivered on the library bus. Best if you can bring your own laptop or phone, but if you can't no worries, we will sort it out.

COMING SOON: French and German lessons.

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page: facebook.com/CoisBarryHouse/, email coisbarryhouse@gmail.com or phone 087 7631305. Check out our website for more info: tiny.cc/CoisBarry

Befriending Group

This is a free service offering companionship to older people through weekly visits and telephone calls. Volunteers are trained by 'Alone', and are Garda vetted and reference checked. We complement other services such as home help, homecare etc., but do not replace them. Self-referrals and professional referrals are welcome. If you, or someone you know, would benefit please call 085 8526866 for information.

Kettle Club

Clara and Melonie at Swing and Spin Kettle Club are offering a wide range of spinning and fitness classes with attractive drop in rates and membership packages available. Visit their website (swingandspin.ie) for more information

Community/Sports Centre

Schoolboys/Girls' Soccer Club - Academy Saturday 11 a.m. to midday/under-11s Monday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-15s Monday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-14s Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-12s 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-nines Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/under-12s Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Colm at 087 6087475.

St Paul's Athletics Club Mon and Wed on Rosslare Track 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Fridays 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417. Find us on Facebook.

Menapians Athletics Club - Tues, Thurs and Friday at 7 p.m., seven years +/€4 per session Call 087 9955505.

Boxing Club - nine years + boys and girls. Training every Tue and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Teresa at 085 1592984 for information.

Youth Club - Come along on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m/€2 per week/first to sixth year students. Lots of activities, discos and trips. Parents and members can join our Facebook group.

Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine at 086 8177679 rosslarebowlsclub.com.

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach.

Men's Sheds - Mon, Tues and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim at 087 6815029.

Women's Sheds - Wednesday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Jackie at 087 6468677 or Paula at 086 7870696.

Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. New players wanted. €2.

Rosslare Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

Keep Fit Programme

Yoga - Mondays at 6.45 p.m. and Fridays at 8.30 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

Pilates with Theresa on Fridays at 10 a.m. €10 per class. Call 089 4620552 for further info.

Forever Fit Dancefit. - Saturday at 10 a.m. Hi energy, heart pumping, body toning. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda at 087 9713339. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome.

Forever Fit Active 50+ - Dance exercise to music. Every Saturday at 11.30 a.m. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda at 087 9713339 to book. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome

Special Olympics Golf Classic

There will be a golf classic in aid of Wexford Special Olympics and Leinster special Olympics in Wexford golf club on Friday, May 31, teams of four €160/tee and greens €50 - tee times still available contact peadar dempsey at 087 9818419 for further details.

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