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Saturday 17 August 2019

Wexford and District Round-Up

Fight Night in St Joseph's

Wexford athletes are to be trained as boxers for a spectacular Las Vegas style Fight Night due to take place at St Joseph's Club on Saturday, March 28.

Four local Clubs, St Joseph's GAA, Volunteers GAA, Wexford Celtic AFC and Adamstown GAA will go head to head in boxing tournament to raise money for the four clubs.

The Fight Night is open to 24 athletes, both male and female fighters, whether they have previous experience or not.

Boxing coaches Donal Walsh, Michael Nolan, Dominic Fortune and Marty Healy will train the athletes and turn them into boxers.

Fighters will also undergo an intense training programme with the coaches to make sure they are match fit and have the necessary skills to execute a good contest.

The tournament will consist of 12 bouts of three rounds each.

Wayne Rogan, from St Joseph's Club said this will be an event with a difference.

'Players have natural talents in their chosen sport but this new challenge to learn new skills in the ring will put the athletes to the test,' he said.

Wexford Marine Watch will hold a raffle on the night to support the great work they do in suicide prevention on Wexford Quay.

Spectator tickets cost €15 and are available from all the clubs involved. All are welcome.

Skip fire

Wexford fire fighters have again been called to Ferndale Park to put out a fire in a skip.

The latest incident took place at 9.13 p.m. last Wednesday night and follows a similar fire in the area a couple of weeks ago.

Youth Band

The Youth band will perform at 12 o'clock Mass in Rowe St Church on Sunday, March 15.

Their selected programme includes music by Charpentier, James Curnow, Handel and Clarke.

The Youth Band are currently busy preparing to participate in the County Wexford Youth Orchestra Festival Concert which takes place in the National Opera House on Sunday 22nd March.

The festival features: County Wexford Youth Orchestra, Loch Garman Youth Band, North Wexford Youth Orchestra, County Wexford School of Music Dynamix Orchestra, Kilrane National School Orchestra, Enniscorthy Vocational College Orchestra, St Peters College Orchestra together with Wexford Mercy School Choir and St. John of God Primary School Choir.

Historical talk

Well-known Wexford historian and fan of all things mechanical Dr Austin O'Sullivan is to present a talk based around his book on the history of modern transport in Ireland at the March 18 meeting of Wexford Historical Society.

The meeting is due to commence at 8 p.m. in St. Michael's Hall, Green Street. All are welcome.

Lone Parents

A public meeting on Lone Parents Allowance cuts and how they will affect your family has been arranged by People Before Profit at the Coolcotts Community Centre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.

Children are welcome. Last week, People Before Profit Cllr. Deirdre Wadding revealed that she had been informed that she was to have her allowance cut later this year.

Snooker stars

Some of the great snooker players of the past for an evening of snooker and comedy at the Riverbank Hotel, on Friday, March 27.

Professional cue man John Virgo will be the main funny man, though his colleague, former world champion Dennis Taylor is also good for a laugh. Taylor and Ken Doherty, another ex world champion, have agreed to take on a team of local players - three from the 147 club in Wexford and one from New Ross - in a challenge game.

Tickets are on sale at €20 each from the hotel or from the 147 and the action is due under way on the night at 7.45 p.m.

Holders of €40 VIP tickets will be invited to a reception beforehand at 6.30 p.m. where they will meet the players beforehand.

Duathlon

The first big event for the Tracie Lawlor Trust in 2015, the Rosslare Duathlon, is due to take place on Sunday, March 29, and promises to be even bigger and better than last year.

The event, organised by Synergy Fitness Drinagh, Wexford, kicks off at 12 noon from Rosslare Strand Community Centre.

If you are a novice or experienced runner why not challenge yourself a bit more and get signed up today for the Duathlon which consists of a run and a cycle and support this worthy charity.

Visit www.tracielawlortrust.com/events or www.active.com to register online or registration takes place from 10 a.m. on the day.

Registration is €25 per individual or €30 per team which can consist of two or three members.

This is the flattest and fastest Duathlon course in Ireland, if it's your first race or you're looking for a personal best then this is for you.

The race kicks off with a 3.2k run, then 23k cycle and finished off with another 3.2 run.

Prizes will be awarded to first and second men and women home, and for the first relay team.

Synergy Fitness have put up €100 to the first person who finishes within an hour.

Mike Byrne, Stephen McCaffrey and Linda Busher have organised the Duathlon to raise funds for the Tracie Lawlor Trust (TLT4CF).

The TLT4CF was founded in 2008 after the death of Tracie Lawlor (24) after a life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. The Trust was set up to raise awareness, empower, promote, and research complementary and integrative medicine and provide assistance and equipment to people with CF.

All monies raised go directly to the Trust as no wages are paid, the true meaning of charity.

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