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Saturday 16 November 2019

Around the districts: Rosslare Strand

Bernadette and Aoibhinn Flynn at the opening of Serena Caufield’s art exhibition on Slaney Street.
Bernadette and Aoibhinn Flynn at the opening of Serena Caufield’s art exhibition on Slaney Street.

Rosslare Strand: 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.

Development Association AGM

Rosslare Development Association will hold its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, in community and Sports Centre, Rosslare.

Festival Concert

An evening of Irish and Scottish music presented by Wexford Folk Orchestra will be held at the Riverbank House Hotel on Thursday, October 31, at 8 p.m. Admission at door €12.

Bible studies evening

A Bible studies evening will be held each Wednesday in November in Rosslare Community Centre (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.). The evening will involve discussion in an informal and friendly setting. All are welcome; for more information contact Avril or Jenita at 086 6627681.

Scoil Mhuire Rosslare

The official opening of our new extension will take place on Friday, November 8, at 1 p.m. in the school. Parents past and present, past pupils and Rosslare Community are invited to join us for this occasion. Ceremony will take place in our assembly hall with refreshments served afterwards.

Youth Club

Rosslare Youth Club meet every Friday night at Rosslare Community Centre (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Find us on Facebook at Rosslare Youth Club.

Halloween Soccer Camp

A Halloween Soccer Academy Camp will be held at Rosslare Community Centre from October 30 to November 1 (10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Suitable for children aged five - 13 years. Still time to book at the reduced rate of €35 (Umbro ½ zip not included). To book, or for further information please contact info@sesa.ie.

Sewing Course

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 Noeleen at 086 4057567.

Walking Football

Walking Football is played every Tuesday at the centre (11 a.m. to midday). 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. €2 per person per week. New players always welcome. For more information contact Yvonne at 085 2309233 or at coachymcgrath@gmail.com.

Active Retirement

Our weekly coffee mornings continue in Coast Hotel at 10.30 a.m. each Tuesday. The next outing is Hits from the Musicals on Thursday this week October 31, tickets are in hand and we are all looking forward to a good night out. Our November outing is to Dáil Éireann and the Epic Centre, which is the museum of Irish Emigration, on Wednesday, November 20. The price is €50 which includes entrance charge, the coach and a meal in Ashdown Park hotel on our return journey. Our number is limited to 30 and we have a few seats left if anyone is interested in joining us for a lovely day out. Enquires from any member for more information. New members welcome to our coffee mornings or our outings.

GAA club news

The lotto was not won €7,850. The numbers were 5, 12, 18 and 29 on October 23. One match-three winners Denise Murphy. Next draw is October 29 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €8,650. 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 off all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish.

Wow what a week for the club. Our Adults won Junior Hurling, under-17 won the county football championship and our schools Kilrane/Tagoat/Rosslare Strand won the district championship. Great for all those involved in the club past and present a huge thanks to all of them.

Adult team played Glynn-Barntown in Bellefield on Sunday, October 20, at 15.45 in front of the biggest St Mary's support to be seen in years. It was great to see so many of our young children there to support the team. It is probably fair to say our team was a bit nervous and did not play the best hurling of the year but the effort, determination and the will to win was phenomenal and Barry Quirke's save at the end was proof of this. Our lads trailed five points to three at half time against the wind. With seven minutes to go we were down by three points and scored 1-2 without reply to win the match. In a thrilling match our lads won the match 1-11 to 12 points. Greats thanks go to David Hates and Jack Murphy Joint Managers, Fred Rossiter, John Hore and Johnny McDonald selectors.

Our under-15 had a great win against Castletown in the county football semi-final winning 4-8 to 0-7. We are looking forward to supporting them in St Patrick's park on November 3 at 12.30 against Blackwater.

Our under-14 Hurlers had a great match against Glynn-Barntown losing by 3-6 to 5-4 in the Martin Storey competition. Our under-17 won the County Roinn two football championship on Tuesday, October 22, in St Patrick's Park on a scoreline St Mary's Rosslare 3-14 (23) Adamstown 1-12 (15) What a final that took us to extra time... to be fair if you weren't in St Patrick's Park last night you missed out on possibly the best exhibition of football by two teams this year in this competition. It was pure entertainment from start to finish. Rosslare got off to a dream start and managed to get an eight point lead on the board before Adamstown opened their account after 23 minutes of play and things were looking up for a comfortable win at half time when the score line read 1-6 to 0-2 thanks to first half scores from Cian Byrne, Tadhg Brohan, Jack O'Hagan and Alex Looney. However Adamstown were not going home without a fight and set about a comeback in the second half, their never say die attitude shone through and they managed to drag the game to extra time out scoring us 1-6 to 0-2. Both sides were now all square after 60 minutes - 1-08 to 1-08. Extra time saw Adamstown score a quick three points in the first five minutes and we were now under pressure, however in true Rosslare resilience every man in a blue and yellow jersey united in a refusal to be defeated and we had to dig deep in our reserves to ensure the Larry Murray Cup was coming back to Ballycowan. It all began from a well worked move at the back which saw us come down field and score two excellent points before a much needed goal ensure the Rosslare attack was now firmly on top. We then opened up the Adamstown defence and another goal looked certain however the Adamstown keeper was on top form and it took us four attempts to sneak the ball to the corner of the net. We motored on to close out a brilliant game with further scores coming from Byrne, Brohan, Looney and Reece de la Cour. The last 10 minutes of extra time was ruled with cramp and exhaustion as both teams had given their all, we had simply emptied the tank we came from three points behind to an 11 point turnaround and to lead by eight with nine minutes to go it was no surprise that there were scenes of pure euphoria at the final whistle by players, management and supporters. A great game of football with massive credit to both sets of players for providing such entertainment. To the boys we offer congratulations, you left nothing behind you and were justly rewarded for your hard work, commitment and dedication this year. Huge thanks to their management team of Larry, Colm, Barry and Michael. To their sponsors we thank you for your support this season also and finally to the parents and supporters who never once doubted or gave up on these lads... last night was a pleasure to see them wearing the Blue and Yellow Jersey and represent us all - The future of St Mary's Rosslare certainly looks good.

Well done to our schools Kilrane, Tagoat and Rosslare Strand national schools who had a great win against Taghmon National school 5-3 to 3-3 in the district Rackard League final on Wednesday, October 23. This is a great achievement and a big thank you to all the teachers who have help in their training this year.

Our Nursery takes a break for Halloween and will be back on November 9 for four to six years old. It is good fun with lots of games.

Well done to our Clubman David Murphy on his appointment as County Wexford Minor Football manager for 2020. Well-deserved after his achievements with the under-16 this year.

Tickets for the 12 days of Christmas are on sale throughout the parish from players, managers, selectors and committee members. You have 12 draws to win from. Tickets are €20 or three for €50. This draw is for the development of the pitches in Tagoat. Your support will be very welcome.

Camogie club news

The camogie club sends our congratulations to the St Mary's hurlers on their brilliant and exciting championship win. It was great to see so many of our camogie club members present at the match. Well done to the hurlers for visiting the schools with the cup and spending time talking to the children. You are great role models for the hurling and camogie players of the future.

Congratulations to the under-17 footballers of St Mary's who also brought home the county championship after a very exciting encounter which went to nail biting extra time. Well done lads.

We wish best of luck to the St Mary's under-15 footballers who have reached the county final and will be in action on November 3.

Our under-eight, under-10, under-12 and under-14 teams are looking forward to their end of season party in Leisuremax on November 3 from five to 7.30 p.m. €5 per child. Looking forward to seeing everyone there for a fun time.

Cois Barry Community House

SPLIT THE POT - Winner: Olive Whelan €123

Follow us on Facebook for updates - we are starting a new course MAKE APPS FOR ANDROID.

Hair and Beauty Course for single parents and young adults. Free COURSE funded by WWETB You must book your place. Call us at 087 7631605. Starting: November 4 Monday Morning Beauty 10: 30-12: 00 (single parents and other adults) 12: 30-2: 00 (young adults: 16-18) November 5 Tuesday Morning Hair 10: 30-12: 00 (single parents and other adults) 12: 30-2: 00 (young adults: 16-18) Halloween party for the six- to 12-year-olds, Monday the 28th, at 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Show off your scary costumes.

We have 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 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Code Club; 7: 30-8.30 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; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Youth Drop in Centre (087 7631605) Wednesday: 11 a.m. to midday German lessons; 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. Basic Computer Skills for Total Beginners; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Guitar; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar.

Basic Computer/Digital Skills Course - for total beginners. Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. 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 re fully equipped.

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 7631605. Check out our website for more info: tiny.cc/CoisBarry

Shine Bright Theatre

Come along to Shine Bright's Halloween Puppet show 'Trick or Treat' at Rosslare Community Centre on Thursday, October 31, at midday.

For more information and to book, visit ShineBright's Facebook page.

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 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)

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

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

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 info@sesa.ie.

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

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