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Sunday 18 August 2019

Around the districts: Rosslare Harbour and Tagoat

Rosslare Harbour - Environment Group notes: The Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group would like to thank those who came along to support our recent coffee morning in Hotel Rosslare, the individuals and businesses that provided the spot prizes and confectionery. Your support was very much appreciated.

A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods such as toasters, kettles, electric drills 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'.

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 mid 1960s. 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.

New Clifftop Walk

A fantastic new local amenity is now open to the public. The 'Clifftop Walk', a project undertaken and delivered by the Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Village Development Team has already proven very popular among locals and visitors alike. The new section of the walk towards Greenore Point has an all-weather, flat surface and provides fantastic coastal views. The distance of the walk from the viewing point to the lifeboat watchbox and on to the new path across the cliff is now 1.5km (3km there and back)

Some new fencing and gates to be installed soon will provide the finishing touches.

The Village Development Team would like to thank the local Environment Group for the lovely seating and extend a huge thank you to Mr SeánWalsh and family of Waddingsland and Mr Tom Coffey of Bigwood Properties Ltd, Barr na hAille (both landowners) for their fantastic cooperation and helping us to provide this wonderful amenity. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the local Men's Shed group for their ongoing support.

We hope everyone will enjoy this new amenity.

St Mary's GAA

The lotto was not won. The numbers were 4, 6, 9 and 20 on May 7. Four match three. Liam Griffin/Roy Ryan/Clare Brady/Mick O'Donnell. Next draw is 14 th May 2019 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €5,050. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish. Please buy to help run our club and the chance to win over €5,000.

Our Nursery takes place at the club house at 10 a.m. every Sat for 4-6year-old boys and girls.

Our under-11 boys will continue hurling and football training on Sundays at 11 a.m. Our under-10 played a County Football blitz against St Anne's, Monegeer/Boulavogue and Glynn-Barntown in Ferns. Jimmy Wickham is our team manager and you can contact him at 087 3440732 they have already had a few blitz and did very well in Bree on April 20. Our under-nine boys train Tuesdays 6.30 to 7.30 Patsy Meyler is our Team Manager and can be contacted at 086 6381207. Our under-seven boys train on Mondays 6.30 to 7.30 Team Manager Liam Lawlor at 086 8528299 they played in a blitz in Tagoat on Saturday, May 4, which was attended by 18 teams throughout the county. Our team played very well and it was a great morning for the club.

Hurling 365 takes place every Wednesday for Tagoat at 8.30 a.m. in our clubhouse. Wednesday and Friday in Kilrane NS at 8.45 a.m., Rosslare Strand on Thursdays.

Our Adult team had a very narrow loss to Glynn-Barntown on Tuesday seven th May 2 to May 12 to 1-16 even though missing a few players. Our under-15 beat Kilmore 6-16 to 2-2 in Football and beat Taghmon 4-11 to 2-8 in Hurling. Best of luck to them for the year.

Our under-13 boys have played numerous matches including they had a great win against St Martin's in the rising stars on Sunday, May 5.

We wish to thank all those who bought development draw tickets which helps in the running of our club. First draw had one winner from our club David McDonnell hopefully one of many in the next two draws.

Congratulations to Cian Byrne goal keeper and James Shield manager of the Wexford Minor Hurling team who have won their one st two matches against Offaly and Kilkenny.

Well done to Tadhg Brohan and Ben Power, who were picked for the under-15 Wexford team.

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.

St Mary's camogie club

In a hard fought game our Junior B team lost out to a strong Taghmon side on May 1 the result was Taghmon 2-05 Kilross Gaels 1-01. The team's next outing was against Glynn-Barntown in Tagoat. This turned out to be a thrilling match with 11 goals scored. The match was very even throughout and we were unlucky to lose out at the end. Result. Kilross Gaels 5-02 Glynn-Barntown 6-08. Based on this hard fought effort it won't be long before this team are winning.

Congratulations to our club members who are part of the Presentation School camogie team which reached the Leinster final. Well done to Kate Roche, Kate Colley, Tegan Fortune and Sophie Colfer.

The under-12s recently travelled to Cloughbawn for a blitz and came away unbeaten. In a downpour the girls battled hard for a draw with Oulart. We went on to defeat Claoughbawn and Davidstown. There were some fantastic skills on view. The hard work at training is paying off. Every player left the blitz knowing they had put their heart and soul into every game. Best wishes to Ashley, who got a whack on the hand - wishing you a speedy recovery.

We hosted an under-10 blitz in Tagoat last Saturday. We had two teams with 10 players on each. Our yellow team won all four of their matches defeating Kilmore, St Anne's 1, St Anne's 2 and St Martin's. Our blue team lost out by the narrowest of margins to both St Anne's teams. They drew with Clonard and won against Kilmore. It was a great day with excellent skills on show. The under-10s are back in action on Wednesday when there is a blitz in Kilmore.

St Paul's AC

We had a very successful day last Sunday, May 5, at day one of the County Juvenile Championships with a total medal haul of 14. Maeve won triple gold in the under-18 High Jump, 400m Hurdles and Shot Put, Gergley under-18 Shot Put Champion adding to his double gold from Friday in the County Throws in the under-18 Hammer and Discus, Jakob second in the under-13 Javelin, Lucas third under-13 Long Jump, Elijah first under-11 Shot Put and third in the Long Jump and Turbo Javelin, Matej with a fantastic double gold in the under-nine Long Jump and 100m sprint. Great to see two under-nine relay teams with Matej, Kaiden, Ronan and Cillian in first place and Tadgh, Caolan, Harry and Richard just outside the medals in fourth place. Our under-11 relay team of Elijah, David, Adam and Artem were second and our under-13 relay team Lucas, Jakub, Shay and Pierce also made the podium in third place. Our athletes on the day were all the above plus Jacob, Hannah Rose, Catherine, Hannah, Sarah and Caoimhe many of our athletes progressed from heats to semi-finals to finals well done to everyone on a great day you did your club proud. Day two is next Sunday same place same time.

South Leinster Schools Day two took place on Wednesday in very wet and windy cold conditions at the RSC in Waterford but that didn't seem to bother our athletes as they continued with their good form, Gergley representing CBS Wexford was first in the Intermediate Shot and second in the Discus, Maeve representing Loreto Wexford was first in the Senior High Jump and second in the Long Jump, Erin Van Straaten from Bridgetown VS was second in the Senior Shot, Danika Gilshinan also from Loreto Wexford was third in the Intermediate 800m and Ciara Martin from Presentation Wexford was sixth also in the Intermediate 800m. Congratulations and well done.

The National Loreto Schools took place on Thursday also in very wet and cold conditions Danika was first Senior 800m and Maeve first High Jump.

Tagoat

Vintage Rally

There will be a meeting for the Tagoat Vintage Rally in Tagoat Community Centre on Thursday, May 16, at 8.30 p.m.

3C Event

Thanks to everyone who attended our 3C event, plenty of bargains were found, and plenty more went home full of caffeine and sugar. We are already looking forward to the next one.

The Big Hello

As part of the Big Hello we had a Bring a Buddy Day at our centre, we had a great crowd and a good time was had by everyone.

GAA club news

The lotto was not won. The numbers were 4, 6, 9 and 20 on May 7. Four match three. Liam Griffin/Roy Ryan/Clare Brady/Mick O'Donnell. Next draw is 14 th May 2019 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €5,050. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish. Please buy to help run our club and the chance to win over €5,000.

Our Nursery takes place at the club house at 10 a.m. every Sat for 4-6year-old boys and girls.

Our under-11 boys will continue hurling and football training on Sundays at 11 a.m. Our under-10 played a County Football blitz against St Anne's, Monegeer/Boulavogue and Glynn-Barntown in Ferns. Jimmy Wickham is our team manager and you can contact him at 087 3440732 they have already had a few blitz and did very well in Bree on April 20. Our under-nine boys train Tuesdays 6.30 to 7.30 Patsy Meyler is our Team Manager and can be contacted at 086 6381207. Our under-seven boys train on Mondays 6.30 to 7.30 Team Manager Liam Lawlor at 086 8528299 they played in a blitz in Tagoat on Saturday, May 4, which was attended by 18 teams throughout the county. Our team played very well and it was a great morning for the club.

Our Adult team had a very narrow loss to Glynn-Barntown on Tuesday seven th May 2 to May 12 to 1-16 even though missing a few players. Our under-15 beat Kilmore 6-16 to 2-2 in Football and beat Taghmon 4-11 to 2-8 in Hurling. Best of luck to them for the year.

We wish to thank all those who bought development draw tickets which helps in the running of our club. First draw had one winner from our club David McDonnell hopefully one of many in the next two draws.

Congratulations to Cian Byrne goal keeper and James Shield manager of the Wexford Minor Hurling team who have won their one st two matches against Offaly and Kilkenny.

Well done to Tadhg Brohan and Ben Power, who were picked for the under-15 Wexford team.

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.

Camogie club news

In a hard fought game our Junior B team lost out to a strong Taghmon side on May 1 the result was Taghmon 2-05 Kilross Gaels 1-01. The team's next outing was against Glynn-Barntown in Tagoat. This turned out to be a thrilling match with 11 goals scored. The match was very even throughout and we were unlucky to lose out at the end. Result. Kilross Gaels 5-02 Glynn-Barntown 6-08. Based on this hard fought effort it won't be long before this team are winning.

Congratulations to our club members who are part of the Presentation School camogie team which reached the Leinster final. Well done to Kate Roche, Kate Colley, Tegan Fortune and Sophie Colfer.

The under-12s recently travelled to Cloughbawn for a blitz and came away unbeaten. In a downpour the girls battled hard for a draw with Oulart. We went on to defeat Claoughbawn and Davidstown. There were some fantastic skills on view. The hard work at training is paying off. Every player left the blitz knowing they had put their heart and soul into every game. Best wishes to Ashley, who got a whack on the hand - wishing you a speedy recovery.

We hosted an under-10 blitz in Tagoat last Saturday. We had two teams with 10 players on each. Our yellow team won all four of their matches defeating Kilmore, St Anne's 1, St Anne's 2 and St Martin's. Our blue team lost out by the narrowest of margins to both St Anne's teams. They drew with Clonard and won against Kilmore. It was a great day with excellent skills on show. The under-10s are back in action on Wednesday when there is a blitz in Kilmore.

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