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Monday 14 October 2019

Around the districts: Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand

Marie Phelan, Mary Ryan and Marie McGrath at the launch of the 34th annual Kilmore Seafood Festival
Marie Phelan, Mary Ryan and Marie McGrath at the launch of the 34th annual Kilmore Seafood Festival

Rosslare Harbour: Rosslare Rangers AFC - Rosslare Rangers are holding their 50th anniversary this year, and to celebrate we are having a night on August 3, in Whites Hotel.

Tickets are available from Gearoid (Ghandi) Byrne 087 3341356. If required please contact Ghandi as soon as possible as places are now limited.

Active Retirement

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, September 3. There will be no meeting in August. The meeting will take place at the Rosslare Railway Social Club at 03 p.m. A Committee Meeting will take place at 02 p.m.

The annual holiday will take place from August 26 to August 29, 2019 (five days and four nights) at the Central Hotel, Donegal Town. Any questions please contact Mairead at 053 9133702. Final Payments are now due please.

DAY TRIP - There is a day trip along the Copper Coast, Co Waterford, on Thursday, July 25. The trip will include Dunmore East, Tramore and Bunmahon, Returning by Ballinaboola. The price will be €15 for members and €17.50 for non-members (coach only). If interested please contact Jane, 087 2824175 or Jim, 053 9133291. Jim will also be in Lilly's Café on Friday morning, July 12, between 11.00 and midday.

Bingo will take place on Thursday, August 8, at 03 p.m. at the Railway Social Club.

LIFE IS BETTER WITH FRIENDS - Kilrane-Rosslare Harbour Active Retirement Group reaches out to retired and semi-retired people, of any age, to stop isolation and loneliness through friendship and support. Contact Mairead at 053 9133702 or Jim at 053 9133291 if you are interested in joining.

Rosslare Strand

Summer Events 2019

Summer is up and running here at Rosslare Community Centre and our events programme is already in full swing/

Summer camp (4-12 years) runs from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. Register from 9.15 on the day. Every day is filled with fun activities, playground time, beach trips and much more. five-a-side soccer (kindly sponsored by Coast Rosslare Strand) kicks off every afternoon at 4 p.m. (6-9 years) and 5 p.m. (10-14 years). This year we welcome Parks Tennis to the centre, with classes running throughout the month of July from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. For more information contact Austin at 086 0789517 (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

If you're not the sporty type, don't worry - there's plenty for you to choose from. From July 3, our hugely popular family bingo evenings take place every Wednesday at Coast Rosslare - doors open at 7.30 p.m., with eyes down at 8 p.m. Come early.

Dust off your favourite teddy or toy for the annual Teddy Bears Picnic at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, in our Access for All Garden. Join us for an afternoon of fun - prizes for best dressed Teddy. Picnic lunch provided, with storytelling, face painting, balloon modelling and much more. €5 per child (adults free).

Monday and Thursday nights are Movie nights at the centre with family movies showing at 6.30 p.m. Only €3 per child (adults free); fresh popcorn, ice-creams, sweets and cold drinks available from the centre shop.

Shine Bright Theatre return with a super silly puppet show every Tuesday evening at 7.30.

For details of these, and all our other summer events, pick up a copy of our summer Brochure at local outlets, check out our Facebook page, or contact us at 053 9132202.

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.

Dog Show Trophy - We are trying to locate the Annie Bolger Memorial Trophy which was last presented for Best Dog in show at the field day in 2017. If you can help us in our search, please contact Rosslare Community Centre on 9132202.

Rosslare Youth Club

Youth club is now on holiday till September. Please contact Rosslare Youth Club via their Facebook page for more information.

Scoil Mhuire NS

Scoil Mhuire Rosslare would like to express thanks to all those community groups and individuals who helped them throughout the last school year. We look forward to your help and support in 2019-2020 once again.

Swim Week/Water Safety Week

Swim Week and Water Safety Week is on from July 8 to July 13. For bookings and inquiries please call Elizabeth at 087 2470493.

Active Retirement

Our meetings are on hold now for July and August but there is an informal get together each Tuesday morning in Coast Hotel at about 10.30 a.m. when some members like to meet for a cuppa, everyone is welcome, the more the merrier. We have our planned outing on Thursday next, July 4, to the Botanic Gardens and Glasnevin Cemetery with a meal on the return journey in the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. The coach will pick up at the Railway Social Club, Rosslare Harbour at 7.40 a.m. and at the church car park, Rosslare Strand at 8 a.m. We have a full coach so hopefully we will get good weather and everyone will enjoy the day.

New 2 U Charity Boutique

Our Summer Fashion Fair is on Sunday, July 21 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). All our best stock will be on sale in the Access for All Garden (weather permitting). Discounts available on multiple purchases. Call in and grab a bargain for your summer wardrobe.

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 GAA

Lotto - we are looking for more people to help sell tickets; 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 from all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish.

Our under-20 Team is with Kilmore and the Hurling championship will be in July. Manager Conor Roche 087 2027202.

Our Nursery takes place at the club house at 10 a.m. every Sat for ages 4-6 years.

Under-seven Team Manager Liam Lawlor at 086 8528299. under-nine Team Manager Patsy Meyler 086 6381207. under-11 Team Manager Jimmy Wickham 087 3440732.

Under-13 Manager Alan Murphy 085 2332643. Away to Geraldine O'Hanrahans Hurling at 19.30 on July 9 and at home to St Mary's Maudlintown Football at 7.30 on July 23.

Under-15 Manager is Liam Brohan 086 3425445. They had a good draw with Ballygarrett 2-3 to 1-6 is the Hurling rising stars competition. Next match is away to Crossabeg-Ballymurn Football at 7.30 on July 11 and at home Football at 19.30 on July 18 against St Joseph's.

Under-17 Team manager Larry Morrissey 085 8584661. Next game away to Kilmore on July 15 at 7.30 Football.

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.

St Mary's camogie club

Huge congratulations from all at the club to Cian Byrne and James Shiel on the brilliant Leinster Minor Hurling success. What a win. The whole camogie club was right behind you. Wishing our under-eight camogie coaches Mick and Joanne a very happy wedding day and every good wish for a long and happy future together from all at St Mary's camogie club. We think it's a perfect match.

We just want to wish our committee members and coaches Richie and Jean very happy birthdays. Richie celebrated in style when he had his special birthday (we won't disclose age - but it was a special birthday) Jean also partied the night away with family and friends to mark her special birthday.

Wishing all of our club children and their families, along with the staff of Kilrane, Tagoat and Rosslare National Schools a safe and happy summer holiday.

Well done to the under-16 team who had an impressive win in Tagoat against Ballygarrett. The final score was Kilross Gaels 6-06 Ballygarrett 3-09.

Minor camogie result: Kilross Gaels 5-10 Buffers Alley 7-04. A super comeback from the Kilross ladies to earn the draw as it was 5-04 to 2-02 at half time. A great game with loads of action throughout. Keep it going girls.

Our under-10s were in action in Cushinstown and came away with a brilliant and decisive win against the hosts. There was some lovely skills on display.

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; 5.30-6.30pm Code Club; 7.30-8.30pm. School of Irish Trad (music lessons).

TUESDAY: 10am 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. ITALIAN 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/, instagram.com/coisbarryhouse/or email coisbarryhouse@gmail.com or phone 087 7631305.

Check out our website for more info: tiny.cc/CoisBarry

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 - 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 - Fridays at 8.30 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

Boot Camp - Tuesdays 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.

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

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