Saturday 18 January 2020

Around the districts: Rathangan-Cleariestown, Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand

Pauline Hennessy and Patrick Dowd, Cromwellsfort enjoying an evening at the races at
Bettyville racecourse
Pauline Hennessy and Patrick Dowd, Cromwellsfort enjoying an evening at the races at Bettyville racecourse

Rathangan-Cleariestown: Community lotto - There was no jackpot winner this week.

There were four match-three winners. The winning numbers were 6, 19, 21 and 25. The winners were St Anne's Ladies' GAA Club, Paula Dempsey, Kathleen Clegg and Alister McKay. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, September 24, and the jackpot now stands at €3,600.


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.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Aoife Ryan winning €95. Next draw will take place on September 26 in the Wheelhouse Bar, Baldwinstown. Thank you for your support.

St Anne's GAA

St Anne's Shop is open every Tuesday Night from 8 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in the clubhouse. St Anne's Shop for all your Training and Spectator Needs.... - Get Training and Spectator Ready. Bobble Hats Adults and Kids €15 - Beanie Hats €9 (All Fleece Lined) - Adults Only St Anne's Sleeveless Gilet at €50 and St Anne's Jacket at €60 - Warm Down Filled and Wind Resistant - Wall Balls €7.50, Shorts, Jerseys, Training Tops, Hoddies, Polo Shirts, Skirts, Socks, Rain Jackets and Beanie Hats. St Anne's Skinny Tracksuit Pants - Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 €35 - Age 15-16, Small, Medium Large etc €40 - Call or text Ann 087 2076869 or email Please Note the club Gear Shop in the clubhouse is Open on Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Fastnet Rovers

Teamwear packs are now available for the upcoming season. Both packs are available in all kid and adult sizes. Prices are as follows: Pack One: Kids €70 Adults €80, Pack Two: Kids €80 Adults €100.

Please place your orders with your child's underage manager prior to September 29. Also our O'Neills Online Teamwear shop will be available in the coming weeks, all the gear in the packs, along with an extended range of products will be available to purchase.

Free CPR Training

On Thursday, September 26, the Irish Heart Foundation along with St Anne's GAA Club will hold a Free CPR Training evening upstairs in the Alley at the club grounds. The time slots available are 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Spaces are limited to 30 people per session. If you wish to attend please contact either Charlie White at 087 6551080 or Hilda Roche at 087 6896780 with your preferred time slot.

The Little Sea Musical Society

The Little Sea Musical Society presents 'The King and I' - the production will be a Wexford Community project drawing all communities together and the musical will be staged in Camross Hall in April 2020.

We are looking for the following: four men - (to play the kings guards) non-speaking/non-singing roles. An ideal role for your first time on stage. four teenagers-boys/girls to be part of the dancing group who will be involved in a 15 minute scene called 'small house of uncle thomas' (must be able to dance); One gentleman-for a non-singing, small role- to play the part of Sir Edward Ramsey. One male in late teens or twenties-must be a able to sing-to play the role of luntha a principle role in the King and I. We also seek any persons interested in joining us for the pit choir, backstage, props and costume or make up team interested? Get in touch at 086 8385301.

Thank You

Rathangan parish council would like to thank everyone who supported and helped at the Tractor Run on Sunday. Total raised was €1,535. The next fundraiser will be the Parish Bingo which will be held on October 13 in Rathangan Parish Hall.

Rosslare Harbour

ICA Meeting

Catherine Grogan presided over the September meeting. Mary Kirwin was wished a speedy recovery. Members were welcomed back after the summer break. Meeting continued with making plans for the coming year.

ICA Fun Walk will take place on Sunday, September 22. Tagoat Day Care Centre will be one of the charities that will benefit from this year's walk. Walk will take place in Kilmore, Curracloe and JFK Park.

A table quiz will take place on October 24. Bowling competition is on November 8. Arrangements were made for the hospice coffee morning on September 19. Meeting ended with tea and refreshments. Raffle was won by Breda McFadden.

Next month's competition is 'An Afternoon Tea Tray'. Next meeting is on Wednesday, October 2. New members always welcome.

Rosslare Strand

Rosslare Youth Club

The club is up and running again after the summer break, with lots of events planned for the coming year. Why not come along and be involved from the beginning. New members always welcome (first to sixth year students). Find us on Facebook at Rosslare Youth Club.

Coming soon - sewing class

Is your sewing machine lying unloved and unused in a corner of the press? Why not dust it off and put it back to work? Our new sewing course will cover all the basic set up, maintenance and operational aspects of the machine, and the aim is to produce a lovely piece of work which would make an ideal Christmas gift. The course starts on Monday, November 4, from 10.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. and will run for a total of seven weeks. Total cost is €120. Pre-booking is essential and a place can be secured with a €20 cash deposit. Contact Rosslare Community Centre on 9132202.

Walking Football

This ever popular activity returns to the community centre on Tuesday, September 24 (11 - midday) for a 10-week season. All age groups and fitness levels are very welcome, with the emphasis on enjoyment, and of course the post-match analysis over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. New players always welcome. For more information contact Yvonne at 085 2309233 or at

Shooting Stars

South East Soccer Academy (SESA) weekly soccer camp for four- to six-year-olds starts on Friday, October 4, at Rosslare Community Centre and runs for 10 weeks. The course introduces young players to the fundamentals of soccer and builds basic skills through age appropriate practice, small sided games in a fun learning environment. Coaches are fully qualified with Garda Vetting and Child Welfare Certificates. For more information or to book, contact

Active Retirement

Rosslare Active Retirement held their first meeting after the summer break on Tuesday, September 10. It has been decided to continue with the weekly coffee mornings at 10.30 a.m. each Tuesday in Coast Hotel while there will be a meeting once a month. There will be an outing to Hits from the Musicals on Thursday, October 31. Tickets are €22.50; names and money to be taken at our next coffee morning. It was also announced that an Afternoon Tea in Coast Hotel will be held on Tuesday, September 24, at 3 p.m., the cost for this is €10 each which is excellent value for the event. We hope to see a good turnout for both events and our weekly coffee mornings and we also hope to see new members coming along.

St Mary's camogie

Our under-12s put up a great fight but ultimately lost out to Monageer-Boolavogue in last Sundays final. The girls started well against strong opposition. No matter how hard the girls tried they couldn't get the break and the little bit of luck they needed. The final scoreline was 3-03 to 0-01. The girls have had a fantastic season and topped their group on the way to getting to the final. There were 24 players on the panel: Eimear, Aoife, Anna, Mollie, Eabha, Sophie, Izzy, Emily, Doireann, Aoibheann, Caoimhe, Ella, Jess, Lucia, Ashley, Saoirse, Orla, Ally, Kate, Katie, Chloe, Emma, Lauren and Aoibhe. Chin up girls. Keep playing and your day will come.

Our junior team, Kilross Gaels, have reached the county semi-final and will play Taghmon in Rathnure on Sunday the 22nd at 2.30 p.m. Why not come out and support the team and help them reach a county final. The team would really appreciate your support. €5 charge on the gate for adults. The ladies beat Oylegate in a thrilling match to qualify for the semi-final. Final score: Kilross Gaels 3-15 Oylegate 4-03. Well done.

The under-10s had a practice match against Davidstown in Tagoat and won by the narrowest of margins. On Sunday the 22nd the girls are in action in the county final against Oulart-The Ballagh. The match is in the Ferns centre of excellence. Throw in at 10.45 a.m. with all support greatly appreciated. There is a €5 charge for entry for adults with under-16s in free. We wish the girls and their mentors the best of luck.

Cois Barry Community House

We have following weekly activities in the Cois Barry Community Centre in Rosslare Strand, in full swing from September 9.

Monday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group; 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Junior Youth Club ; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Code Club (for kids 10+) ; 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. School of Irish Trad (music lessons). Tuesday: 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: 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Guitar; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar.

COMING IN SEPTEMBER: Slimming Together group, French and German lessons.

OUR DIGITAL SKILLS COURSE IS GOING TO RUN IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019. We are taking bookings now. Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page:, email or phone 087 7631305. Check out our website for more info:

Shine Bright Theatre

Every Tuesday at Rosslare Community Centre from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information contact Shine Bright through their Facebook page.

Befriending Group

We are currently seeking volunteers to act as befrienders. Volunteers have found it to be a hugely enriching experience, as beneficial to their own wellbeing as that of the people visited. If you think you might have an hour or so to contribute every week, please consider becoming a Befriender. To find out more, call us at 085 8526866 - we anticipate a training session will be scheduled for September.

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 - Every Friday 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

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)

Keep fit Programme: Judo - Mondays at 5.30 p.m. (age 3-12 years) Wednesdays at 6.30 (12 years+) Contact Fabiola at 083 0335866.

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

NEW from September 24. Walking Football at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. €2 per person per week - Light refreshements included.

Boot Camp - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30 p.m. Contact Liam at 087 0635416.

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

Shooting Stars - South East Soccer Academy. Starts October 4 for 10 weeks. (3 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Soccer camp four- to six-year-olds. Contact

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.

Active Dance 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

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