Tuesday 20 August 2019



The organizing committee of the Community Weekend are to be congratulated on what can only be described as a fantastic success. All events were very well supported and the weather stayed dry which allowed the parade, the crab fishing, the blessing of the boats and the outdoor market all to go ahead. Hundreds of families visited the area over the weekend and all were delighted with the variety and standard of exhibitions, competitions and special festival activities.

Well done to everybody and especially to Bernie Mullen who really did a great job. The community really entered into the spirit of things and the Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour Community Weekend is now firmly established and will be something to look forward to for years to come.


World Champion ' Chairman of the Boards' Eamonn Coghlan is to open the faboulous new Rosslare Activity Centre at St. Helen's Bay Resort on Thursday evening 19th July at 7.00pm. All residents & visitors are invited to attend to see our County Senior Footballers, Men & Ladies, compete against each other on the Tower, the Kayack Lake & the Assault Course


Rosslare Harbour/ Kilrane Sea Angling Club will hold a fishing competition on Saturday 28th July starting at 9.30am. There will be prizes for Adults and Under 16 s. Both boys and girls are welcome.

There will be a barbeque afterwards at 4 pm when all boats return and everyone is welcome to come along. It is hoped to create a family affair so everyone is welcome whether participating or not. We will have a small crab fishing competition around 3pm for the little ones so bring them along and enjoy. Prizes for kids will be presented in the lagoon around 5.30pm and adult prizes will be at the sponsors venue at 9.30pm (to be confirmed).

There will be a sheet put in the Railway Social Club to put down names of participants next week and you can pay then or on the day. Adults E10.00, Under 16s Free. Barbeque is free to all. Looking foward to seeing you all there and to a nice day.


Shreddies Parks Tennis for children continues Monday to Friday at Rosslare Rangers grounds during the month of July. Age 6-10 play from 10.00 a.m. for one hour and age 11-16 from 11.00 a.m. for one hour. The fee is only €18 per pertson for 2 weeks. New players welcome!


The St. Paul's AC 5 mile road race being run in conjunction with Rosslare Harbout Environmental Group will take place on September 1st at 5pm. Online entry is open to all runners and walkers at http:// www. runireland. com/ events/ stpauls-athletic-club-5-mile-road-race for €12.

For those of you who want to run the event but aren't quite sure where to start we will be including training advice in our weekly notes in the run up to the event. As an introduction this week try to get out 3 times for between 30 and 45 minutes for a run-walk session - easy run for a minute or two then walk and repeat for the duration. Remember to take it easy for the first week and we'll build gradually to prevent injury and be ready for September. Watch out for more tips next week.

In other news Emma Owens gained valuable experience at the National Seniors finishing 7th in a strong field. This competition will really stand to her as she progresses on from the Junior ranks next year. Good luck to Tara Connick competing at the National Juvenile Championships this weekend. Many thanks to everyone who supported our BBQ and sponsored run. Younger athletes have now finished training for the summer. Training continues for secondary school and senior athletes on Wednesdays and Fridays (Rosslare Strand) at 6pm.


For those of our members who are in hospital or are recovering from illness our best wishes and hoping you will be well soon.

Holiday to Clare Inn, Co.Clare: All deposits must be paid in by Wednesday 25th July at the R.S.C. from 12 noon to 12.30. The hotel has to be informed of the numbers and rooms required. Some places are still available, non members are welcome to join. Members €310; non members €320; five nights accommodation from Sunday 2nd to 7th September. Final payments will be collected at our members meeting on Tuesday 7th August in the R.S.C.

New members are always welcome to join and to participate in the many activities we provide each month.

For Your Diary - Monday: Harbour Drifters Walkabout, meeting in Car park at Harbour Roundabout 11 am to 12 noon Tuesday:Whist R.S.C. 2.30 pm. to 4.30 pm. Thursday: Harbour Drifters Walkabout, meeting in Car park at Harbour Roundabout. Bowls: Finished until September. Friday: Knitwits Circle: Harbour View Hotel from 10.30 am. to 12.30 pm. Scrabble in the R.S.C. 2.30 pm. to 4.30 pm.

Next members meeting in the R.S.C. will be on Tuesday 7th August at 3pm. There will be no members meeting in July.


Well done to all involved in the Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour Community Festival, thanks you to all the girls that participated throughout the weekend.

The U10 League continued last Saturday when our A Team met St Ibars, a great match was played by all, training and practice is really paying off so please keep up your attendance at training. The U10 B Team will play Kilmore on Wednesday night - good luck to all involved.

The U12 team are playing very well and played Kilmore and St Annes, over the last few weeks. Great scoring girls, keep up the good work.

Well done to all who took part in the recent Cul Camp held in Tagoat, the weather wasn't great but it was a week of fun filled activities for all the boys and girls from the age of 6 yrs.

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