Friday 13 December 2019

Around the Districts: Rathangan-Cleariestown, Rosslare Strand

Rathangan-Cleariestown: Notes. 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 jackpot winner this week. There we Five match-three winners each receiving €40 each. The winners were Lil Walsh, Mary Corish, Joan Connolly, Tony McDonnell, Mary Maloney. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, September 10, and the jackpot now stands at €3,200.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Séamie O'Neill winning €126. Next draw will take place on September 12 in Stafford's. Thank you for your support.

St Anne's GAA

St Anne's Shop - 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.

HEALTH AND SAFETY - A busy GAA season is well under way with training, matches and the increase of the public using the walking track, for health and safety reasons children are not permitted to kick football or hurl against the clubhouse Wall and in the parking areas. Dogs are strictly forbidden in all areas of the clubhouse, Club Grounds, Pitches and Walking Track. On approaching the parking areas, dropping off or picking up children please be vigilant and always expect the unexpected. Please Slow Down.


Meetings resume for Cubs, Scouts and Ventures on Wednesday, September 11, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Beavers September 14 from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Weekly subscription €4. There are a few places available in Cubs 9-11, Scouts 12-15 and Venture 15-18 sections. If you wish to pit your child on the Beaver Waiting List 6-8, contact 087 6858480.

Watercolor Painting

Art classes resume in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Tuesday, September 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Murrintown Community Centre Thur September 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Places available in both classes. Contact Maria at 086 3848364 for details.

Coffee morning

There will be a coffee morning in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Thur September 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare. It is being organised by Fidelis Power in memory of Molly Roche.

Tomhaggard Social Centre

Ongoing activities - Monday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women's Shed 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Felting 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art, 8.30.10 p.m. Drama. Wednesday: 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Cubs, Scouts Ventures. Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sewing Class 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Drama. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Beavers.

Road Run

A tractor/bike/car/walk/road run (old and new) in aid of Rathangan Parish Development Fund takes place on Sunday, September 15. Registration from 12.15 p.m. Starting at Rathangan Church at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards in Rathangan Bar...Your support would be much appreciated.

Fastnet Rovers

Want to play soccer with Fastnet Rovers? New players always welcome. Join a very inclusive, fun club. We cater for all levels of fitness and experience. Any queries check out our Facebook page or contact any of the committee members. We have the following age groups: Schoolgirls groups: under-11s girls born 2009, under-14s girls born 2006/2007/2008,

Schoolboys groups: under-10s boys born 2010, under-11s boys born 2009, under-14s boys born 2006/2007, under-16s boys born 2004/2005. Youths born 2002/2003. Senior Women and Senior Men. Hope to see you at training soon.

Rathangan Variety Group

Please come along to the information night regarding Rathangan Variety Group's 2020 Production 'Hairspray' in Rathangan Hall on Wednesday, September 11, at 8 p.m. to meet the production team and to find out about this lively and fun show.

Auditions will take place Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd in Rathangan Hall. More details to follow keep following us on Facebook for further updates.


The Charity Drive held in Ballymagyr on Sunday, August 18, was a great success. Thanks to all who contributed and helped in any way. A grand total of €2,938 was raised for Wexford Hospice Homecare.

Cleariestown Cemetery

A big thank you to Rathangan Bar for sponsoring the load of gravel for the cemetery.


We extend sympathy to the family of Jim Murphy, Rosslare Harbour and formally of Baldwinstown, who died during the week may he rest in peace.

Rosslare Strand

Active Retirement

Our first meeting after the summer break will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10, in Coast Hotel.

Throughout July and August we continued with our coffee mornings each Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. Because this has proved very popular and was so well attended each week it has been decided to continue with the weekly coffee mornings for the winter months. There will also be a meeting on one of the Tuesdays each month to bring everyone up to date with the latest news of plans for outings etc.

We plan to have an 'Afternoon Tea' in Coast Hotel on Tuesday, September 24, at 3 p.m., this is subject to confirmation and further information will be given at the next meeting. We are also interested in going to the Hits from the Musicals during the Opera Festival. We hope to get the names is very soon for those interested in going as the shows get booked out quite quickly. We are hoping to have most members and perhaps some new members at our weekly coffee mornings throughout the winter. For new members please come along any Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. everyone is welcome.

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.

Access for All Garden

Work is continuing on the Mosaic trail and garden sign project, made possible by funding from Creative Ireland and Wexford Council. It is hoped the project will be finalised shortly and date for the official unveiling will be announced.

GAA club notes

The lotto was not won €7,450. The numbers were 1, 14, 21 and 31 on September 3. One match-three winner Greg Naysmith. Next draw is September 10 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €7,600. We are looking for more people to help sell tickets. From next week the seller of a winning jackpot ticket will win €500 and there will be a monthly voucher seller draw for €50. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish.

Our Adult team are in the football quarter final against Crossabeg-Ballymurn midday September 15 in Bellefield. They are playing their last Hurling Game on Saturday the seventh and hopefully will qualify for the quarter final of the Hurling.

Our under-20 Team is with Kilmore and after unlucky defeats to Our Lady's Island and then Shamrocks are out of the Hurling Championship. We are looking forward to our Football championship.

Under-sevens Boys: Well done to our under-sevens who played loads of games throughout year. The played their last blitz in Kilmore August 31. We had two teams who had three tremendous performances with great shill and heart shown. The future is bright.

Under-nines Boys: We again had two teams who played in the football blitz in Piecestown on Sunday, September 1. The boys played six games and they played great football and took some fine scores. Well done, lads.

Under-11 boys have had a great season winning shield competition in the Codd Doyle hurling tournament in St Fintan's August 24. Well done to Jack, Jamie, Adam, Aidan, Barra, Leigh, Kyle, Ryan, Eoghan, Daragh, Paidi, Oisin, Jim, Haydn and Olly. They are playing in the Kent Football Blitz Saturday, September 7, and best of luck to them.

Under-13 boys had a very good season winning a lot of matches. They got to the quarter finals of both hurling and football and we look forward to next year.

Under-15s Boys are having a great year and are in both Hurling and Football Quarter finals. Best of luck to Liam and the boys.

Under-17 boys we are having a great first season back in over and decade. Topping our groups and undefeated. Are in both quarter finals and hopefully will reach both semi-finals.

Our Nursery will be starting again on Saturdays in a couple of weeks' time for four to six years old. It is good fun with lots of games.

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.

The shop is open on home match days and is stocked with socks, nick, tops, hurls etc. in the colours of the club. So come a long and wear the club colours.

If anybody wishes to help in anyway please contact chairman Conor Roche at 087 2027202. We need your help to make our club even more successful. We are looking for a PRO at present. If anybody interested in Facebook/Twitter etc and would be interesting in helping please give us a ring.

Camogie club news

The under-16s (Kilross Gaels) played a competitive practice match against St Anne's and came away with a win. The girls are all set now for their next championship match against Horeswood in Kilmore on Friday, September 13.

Our under-14 team wish to thank Brian and Louise O'Hagan and all at O'Hagan Cooling and Refrigeration for their sponsorship of a new training kit this week. The support from Brian and Louise is very much appreciated.

The under-10s had a practice match away to Oulart. Unfortunately Rhian broke her finger but in true brave fashion played on. Rhian is our true superhero. All at the club wish Rhian a speedy recovery and hope to see her back on the pitch playing camogie very soon. Despite a really determined performance from the whole team we lost out to Oulart. The girls are preparing for their final on September 21 in Ferns.

The under-14s put up a fantastic performance in their semi-final against Oulart but lost out narrowly at the end. Every player gave their all and we were really unlucky not to bag a couple of goals near the end. Every girl on that panel should be really proud of themselves for what they achieved all year and in this match. It was a great club occasion in Tagoat with a large crowd present to watch.


We were entered into the Pride of Place awards 2019 competition.

All our staff and volunteers were working hard to showcase our community and estates to the rest of our magnificent country.

IPB Pride of Place 2019, the prestigious Pride of Place Competition, the original community recognition awards runs for the 17th consecutive year.

The organisations behind this competition are Co-operation Ireland, its local authority partners, in this case Wexford County Council, and the headline sponsor IPB Insurance. We are awaiting news regarding this competition shortly.

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 - only till the 18th as ART group is returning; 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.

Digital Skills Course - Our Digital Skills Course is going to run in September/October 2019. We are taking bookings now. For total beginners, the 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.

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page:, email or phone 087 7631305.

Check out our website for more info:

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: NEW 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.

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

Legs Bums and Tums Thursdays at 10 a.m. Contact Liam at 087 0635416.

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

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.

ActiveDance50+ - 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.

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.

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