Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Clonegal-Kildavin, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Marshalstown-Castledockrell, Rathnure

Colm MccAree, Philip Hughes, Ann Dillon and Antonette Byrne taking part in the Strawberry 10 Mile/5 Mile Road Race
Colm MccAree, Philip Hughes, Ann Dillon and Antonette Byrne taking part in the Strawberry 10 Mile/5 Mile Road Race

Clonegal-Kildavin: Community Games - The County Finals in Ardattin on Saturday and Sunday, June 22, and 23, proved to be a fantastic success for our area.

To see so many young children from our area taking part and performing to the best of their ability was very rewarding for the coaches. Their hard work during training for the past number of months was very evident with large number advancing to semi-finals and finals. The following received medals.

Girls under-10 Turbo Javelin: Emily Jones first place; Girls under-12 100M: Saoirse Byrne second place; Girls under-12 Long Jump: Evie O'Hagan second place; Girls under-12 Cycling: Grace Foley first place and Olivia Coulahan third place; Girls under-14 Cycling: Sophie Byrne second place; Girls under-14 800m: Caoimhe Byrne first place; Girls under-14 Shot Putt: India Mernagh fourth place; Girls under-14 Long Jump: Isobel Furlong third place; Girls under-14 Long Puck: Niamh Cox third place; Girls under-16 100M: Róisín Carroll second place; Girls under-16 Discus: Zoe Coulahan second place and Emma Byrne third place;

Boys under-six 60M: Cian Kelly first place; Boys under-eight 60M: Aaron Holmes third place; Boys under-10 200M: Michael Redmond first place; Boys under-12 600M: Sam Sheehan third place; Boys under-14 Cycling: Niall Furlong third place; Boys under-14 100M: Jake Nolan second place; Boys under-14 800M: Conor Byrne first place; Boys under-16 100M: Conor Burke second place; Boys under-16 200M: Stephen Rothwell second place and John Henry Kirwan fourth place; Boys under-16 1500M: Tom Treacy first place.

Winners of the Relays Race are as follows: Girls U6: Laura Gahan, Lauren Osbourne, Aoibheann Dunne and Lily Byrne. Sub: Katie Byrne second place; Boys under-10: Michael Redmond, Donal O'Byrne, Joe Kirwan and Odhran Doyle. Sub: Mike Sheehan first place; Girls under-12: Saoirse Byrne, Sophie Moorhead, Emily Rothwell and Lilly Jones, Subs: Ella Byrne and Olivia Coulahan second place; Boys under-14: Eamonn Murphy, Mark Rothwell, Jake Nolan and Max Coulahan, Sub: Arthur Hearns fourth place; under-eight Mixed: Alex Vance, Paige Kenny, Aaron Holmes and Mason Slye Subs: James Kirwan and Ava Deacon fourth place; under-13 Mixed: Isabel Furlong, Clodagh O'Byrne, Conor Byrne and James Rothwell; Subs Sam Sheehan and Jasmine Currey Nurdin second place; under-15 Mixed: Róisín Carroll, Sarah Cox, Conor Burke and Niall Furlong, Sub: Caoimhe Byrne second place; under-16 Mixed 4x200m: Tom Treacy, Steven Rothwell, Aisling Byrne and Emma Byrne, Sub: Róisín Mulvihill and John Henry Kirwan first place.

We would like to wish the very best of luck to Michael, Conor, Tom, Caoimhe, Grace, Steven, Aisling, Emma, Róisín and John Henry in the national finals in Limerick in August.

The committee and Coaches of the various activities are very proud of what is achieved so far this year.

Centenary of junior title win

October 19 the community of Kildavin-Clonegal will remember the 1919 Junior Football team who brought back the parish's first county title. Because of the huge interest in the event, the venue changed to Ballykealy House Hotel Ballon. Tickets will go on sale at the end of the summer. Keynote speaker Dr Kevin Whelan.

A profile of the team members being put together and will be published together with an account, of the social, political and economic activity at the time. The organising committee would appreciate your help in harvesting this information. Do you know of someone who fought in the War of Independence or someone who returned from the battlefields of Europe or died there? Do you know of someone who died from the Spanish flue or survived it? Do you know of someone who contributed to the national loan scheme to help finance the new state?

If you have information, please contact 087 8380018, 087 9110555, email or private message on Clonegalkildavin Veteran Players Facebook page.

Patron Masses

This coming weekend, the Patron Masses will take place in Clonegal, Saturday, July 6, at 6.30 p.m. and in Kildavin, Sunday, July 7, at 11.30 a.m. People of the parish are reminded that graves should be tidy and if we know of a grave that no longer has anyone to look after it we should make sure that it is clean also.

Irish summer camp

An tIonad Gaelach is a unique summer camp that will commence this July and run through the medium of Irish. This summer camp aimed at both primary and secondary school students where Irish will be taught and learned in an enjoyable manner, through sport, art and fun activities. For more information, please phone 085 1011340 or check out their Facebook page: Míle Buíochas.

Cabaret Fundraiser

The Ben Mulhall Committee will hold a cabaret in Dunne's Bar next Saturday, July 6, after the Clonegal Patron Mass. Tickets just €5 each and will be available from the following committee members or you can pay on entry. This event promises to be great night with live music and dancing on the night. There will be door prizes and raffle prices. Your support is appreciated.


Do you have any news you would like published on the 'Local News' page of Clonegal/Kildavin Community Website for July 2019? If so, could you please send your information to


Annual Patron and field day

The annual patron will be held on Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m. Raffle tickets are now on sale and sellers will be calling around the parish during the coming weeks, Home baking can be left with Martin Ryan on the Saturday, July 13. Bric-à-brac may be left with Martin or Nancy Foley in the week before the field day. The church and graveyard committee request that there is no sandblasting of headstones from Monday, July 8, at Cloughbawn Cemetery.

Clonroche Development Association

It is expected that Clonroche Amenity Park will open this weekend (July 6/7). This will be a major recreational area for the village and wider community and will include a children's playground, sports and recreational area, seating, picnic area and an 800 metre lighted walking track.

The Clonroche Amenity Park will also have public toilets, a large surfaced car parking area and a maintenance building. For keep fit enthusiasts and recreational walkers, this will be a safe and pleasant environment that will cover over 1.5km. Planting and landscaping will continue to be a work in progress and help from the wider community would be appreciated to share in the ownership of this facility. Everyone is welcome to avail of and enjoy Clonroche Amenity Park.

Clonroche Tidy Towns

With many people enquiring why the grass verge on the Enniscorthy approach road to Clonroche village is not mown as usual, it is because the SuperValu Tidy Towns people are in favour of letting grass margins grow wild to facilitate insects and bees. Clonroche Development Association will welcome your views on this.


The winner of the most recent split-the-pot was Bernard Doherty, Raheen. The pot was €240. Envelopes can be purchased in any local shop or business and 80% of prize winners are from the locality.

Creative Communities Programme

Poulpeasty Women's Group are engaged in a Creative Communities Programme supported by Wexford County Council and facilitated by artist Mairead Stafford. Working with Mairead, the participants wish to explore and challenge their creative abilities to showcase their vision for a vibrant dynamic and inclusive community.

Women have worked together from time immemorial and this project will be a visual installation to celebrate their role in society. This installation will become a focal point and symbolise the importance of community. Rural life is changing and we wish to create an attractive, supportive and engaging community for our young and older residents. Poulpeasty women's group meet in Poulpeasty hall and new members are always welcome.

Cloughbawn GAA Club

The lotto jackpot still remains at €10,000. The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 14 and 18. There were three match-three winners: Emma Flood, Tominearly; Triona Furlong, Clonroche; and Ann Lennon, Castleboro, The next draw will be held in the Boro Inn on Friday, July 4, On duty are the yellow team, James and Jeanne Hendrick, Joe and Siobhán Flynn and Mary Langton Kehoe.

Lucky First Goal: the Winning Time for the 'Lucky First Goal' Scratch Card Competition is 43 minutes and 42 seconds. The winner has 30 days to claim prize (by July 15). If there's no winner, the prize will go to closest time, so keep your cards and let us know if you are close ... you might still have a winner.


Notes guidelines/deadline

Due to GDP (Data Protection) I can only put items such as baptisms, weddings, funerals, birthdays etc into the notes if they are forwarded to me by family members of the people involved in the events. Please note that items for the notes should reach me by 6 p.m. on the Thursday before each issue including on bank holiday weekends. Also only not for profit items should be included in the notes. Thank you for your co-operation.

Crioshue Patron

The annual patron and blessing of graves is in Crioshue Cemetery, Tombrick on Next Saturday, July 6, at 11 a.m.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Next Sunday, July 7. If anybody would like to join with the choir in singing at the Diocesan Mass on that day please contact Eileen Carton 087 2933545.


Next session of storytelling in Castledockrell is on Thursday, July 18, at 8 p.m. Refreshments served and a raffle held on the night.

Castledockrell Patron

The annual patron and blessing of graves is in Castledockrell on Next Friday, July 5, with Prayers in cemetery at the church at 7.45 p.m. and Prayers in Present Cemetery at 8 p.m.

Mass Times

Weekend Masses in the parish are as follows Saturday in Marshalstown at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday in Castledockrell at 10 a.m. Please note also that baptisms in both Marshalstown and Castledockrell are on Saturdays only.

Social Dance

The next Social Dance in Marshalstown is on Friday, July 19. Doors open at 9.30 p.m. and dancing starts at 10 p.m. Admission including tea is €8.



The jackpot is €700 on Tuesday, July 2.

Parents' association

Rathnure parents' association would like to wish all the children and teachers a very happy holidays and to thank all the parents, grandparents and the local community for their contributions and continued support through the year. We would like to thank in particular Mary Higgins and family who organised a hugely successful social dance in Rathnure Hall on May 24; the proceeds of which were donated to the school parents' association and Toddler Group funds. A big thank you to all those who contributed some home-baked goods for the night. It was a great night and one to look out for next year.

St Anne's GAA Club

Rathnure GAA golf classic takes place on Friday, July 5, in Enniscorthy Golf Club. A team of four costs €200 with meal included. GUI and amateur prizes. Sponsored holes from €50. Contact 087 2831798 for more information.

Tús worker - Rathnure GAA have a vacancy for a Tús worker. Any interested parties should contact Andrea Kehoe on 087 7609856 or Michael Foley on 087 6483032.

Club Shop - open on Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 7.30. p.m.

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