Monday 18 December 2017



The Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour ICA Group would like to pass their sympathies to Betty O'Connell on the recent death of her sister Bridie Howlin & also to Adelaide Bishop on the passing of her niece Josie. Our thoughts are also with the families of Mrs Frances Maddock & Mrs Betty Stafford who both died recently. Mass for the deceased members of the ICA will be held on Saturday 18th June at 6pm in St.Bridgets Church, Rosslare Strand.


Emma Owens had a busy weekend competing in Tullamore. Saturday saw the All-Ireland Schools take place in sunny conditions - Emma claimed bronze in the senior girls discus. Less than 24 hours later conditions were less favorable during the Leinster Senior Championships where Emma was second in the discus. Jenny Higgins also travelled to Tullamore on Sunday and was third in the 800m. Both athletes are still competing as juniors this year so particular credit is due for making the journey and for their achievements in competition with older athletes. The county B Championships were held in Kilrane on June 9th - well done to all, results to follow next week.

On Sunday June 12th club athletes will travel to Castleisland to compete as part of the Wexford Ladies team in Round 1 of the National League. The inter schools will be held in Rosslare Strand on Thursday June 16th at 11am. Good luck to all.


We anticipate the arrival of adjudicators for the Tidy towns competition over the coming weeks - Now is the time to get the walls painted, the hedges cut and the gardens looking good. The work of the Environment Group is beginning to show improvements around the area and we need everyone to do their bit to support them at this time.

Overall impression is good when houses and gardens are well kept, litter is picked up by us all, weeds are controlled, and there is no need to remark on the number of temporary signs that always spring up along the road around this time.

Well done to you who have already done your bit and we offer every encouragement to others who have it in mind to power hose or paint that wall, spray those weeds, or clean up that patch of ground that looks unsightly.

The Environment Group will continue to do their bit to maintain and improve the environment but we need everyone to commit to a community spirit and pride that is there and is evident in our improving landscape. Keep up the good work!


The Environment Group plan to convert the old dump into a public park to everyone's benefit. This 'landfill' site, of approximately 3 acres, is an area of ground that separates Portside and La Rochelle/Rosmore and can be accessed through Kirwan's Garden. This is a 10 year plan which will be developed over a number of phases with a lot of preparatory work ongoing with the County Council. Phase 1 will begin this year with the clearing of part of the ground to convert into Garden allotments for the Active Retirement Group. Over time, the remainder of the site will be converted into a nature park of native planting with some wetland and with a strong emphasis on wildlife and biodiversity. Full disabled access throughout is planned. This will be a decided asset to the area and as in the case of the Memorial Park, we anticipate the full backing of the community.

The Environment Group will hold a public meeting in Hotel Rosslare on Thursday 23rd June at 8pm to outline their plans, to consider people's opinions and to discuss their concerns. We expect that a number of interested groups who may wish to have their ideas included in the plans will also attend. A full turn out is requested.


Rosslare Rangers AFC presentation night will take place on Friday 17th June in Best Western Hotel, Rosslare Harbour at 8.00pm. Music by Divine Intervention. BBQ ?8.00 per head optional. Casual Dress, Raffle for spot prizes. Great Night guaranteed. All Welcome.


The organisers of the Rehab church gate collections in St.Patricks & St.Ruanes church which took place last weekend would like to thank > the collectors & contributors for their support. A total of €394.36 was collected.


1 Day for Rehab is all about what you can do to help us help others. Rehab need funds to continue the development and enhancement of its services, and 1 Day For Rehab gives you the chance to do something that will have a real impact on the lives of others.

There will be events taking place nationwide on this day & in Rosslare Harbour, there will be a coffee morning & cake sale on Friday 17th June at 11am in Hotel Rosslare. So get baking, come along for a chat & a cuppa & support this very worthy cause.


Outdoor Training Times: Under 14's & 12's - Mon & Wed - 6:15 - 7:15. Under 10's, 8's & beginners - Mon & Wed - 6:15 - 7.00. Can all arrive for training 5 mins before to ensure that we can start on time.

Under 8's & Beginners News: Can all girls for their training please wear their Shin guards. You are all doing a fantastic job at training, keep up the good work.

U 10's News: Played really well last week in the Blitz in St. Ibars. Keep up the great work. 2nd Fixture: Sat 25th June - League Match - Away v's Faythe Harriers. Best of Luck to our U10's

U 12's News: 1st Fixture: Wed 15 th June - 1 st League Match - Home v's St. Anne's Please come & Support. Good Luck to our U12's.

Under 14 News: We look forward to hosting Kilmore in the coming weeks at home, so keep your eyes peeled for that up & comming fixture.

Hurls/Helmets & Skorts: Any family/person in parish who has old or unused helmets, St. Mary's Camogie Club is looking for them to allow the younger members to use them for training please. Contact any of the committee members in this regard. Helmets & Hurls are for sale through the club at cost price, if interested please contact any committee member. Any past member who would be willing to donate their skort back to the club to be reused by our current members please contact any committee member as soon as possible.

Supervalu Draw:-Many thanks to all our Volunteers who gave up their time to Sell tickets for our bumper draw that was held this sat 11th June in Murphy's Supervalu. Thanks to Des & Alan Murphy & all their staff for their continued support throughout the years, keeping it Local.

Good Wishes: We Hope you all had a great time on your school tour to Dublin Zoo on Friday. Best of luck to all our girls in Your School Sports next Week.


This year's Cul Camp will be held in Tagoat from Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July from 10am to 2.30pm daily. The camp will involve Hurling, Camogie & Football.

The cost of the camp is €55 per child. Vhi GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. Check out for full details and booking.


Last weeks winning numbers were 1-825-26 bonus number 37. No Jackpot winner match 3 winners were Nick Meyler, Phillip Lawlor, John Breen, May Bramwell and Rory McCall. Next draw is Monday 12th June Jackpot is €20,000.

Congratulations To David Murphy and all of the Wexford senior football team on their fantastic performance in the leinster football championship against Westmeath last weekend. This was a great result against a strong Westmeath team, they now go on to the semi final against Carlow in two weeks time.

Exams: Continued best wishes to all players currently sitting state exams.

Best Wishes: Best Wishes from all in St Mary's to our U-8 player Ben Carr who is currently out of action with a broken thumb and to our U-14 player Ryan O' Leary who fractured his collarbone last Thursday evening. We wish both players a speedy recovery.

Condolences: The club extends it's sympathy to Gerry Byrne & family on their recent tragic loss. Ar Dheis de go raibh a anam.

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