Sunday 13 October 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Ballycullane, Clonroche Poulpeasty, Graiguenamanagh, Newbawn, Rathnure, Tullogher Rosbercon

Pictured at the start of the Tullogher Rosbercon vintage run at Rosbercon community centre were David Mackey, Glenmore; Bob Saunders, Tullogher and Jamie Doyle, Rosbercon
Pictured at the start of the Tullogher Rosbercon vintage run at Rosbercon community centre were David Mackey, Glenmore; Bob Saunders, Tullogher and Jamie Doyle, Rosbercon

Adamstown: Double retirements - We send our good wishes to two ladies who retired on Friday, September 6, after a total of 47 years of service between them, both as secretaries in our local schools.

Eileen O'Connor retired from Coláiste Abbáin having spent 27 years as secretary there. Ellie Walsh retired from Adamstown National School following 20 years of service. They will both be missed and they will in turn miss the friendships made over the years.

Adamstown NS

All at school extend a warm welcome to our new 19 junior infants: Caoimhe, Conor, Holly, Conor, Patrick, Henry, Aoibh, Brianna, Carly, Sarah, Thomas, Cillian, Louise, Nicky, Milosz, Róisin, Stephen, Alesha, Janey and hope they have a wonderful experience in our school. We also welcome our new secretary Joelene Codd and wish her the very best in her new career with us, and we also welcome our new SNA Jackie. Our split-the-pot draw resumes and money raised in the next few draws will be used to fit out our new Sensory Room. Your support is much appreciated.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, September 20, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, September 20, will be Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong. Catering on Friday, September 27, will be Marian Kelly, Catherine J Kelly, Catherine L Kelly and Mary Fortune. Catering on Friday, October 4, will be Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton and Bernie Conway. Catering on Friday, October 11, will be Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan and Bessie Fortune. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, September 6, were Seán Cullen, John Nolan, Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, Jim Wickham, John Furlong, Denis and Maria O'Connor.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, September 20, in the community centre for a jackpot of €7,000. Do keep on buying the tickets; you could be a winner next time.

Coláiste Abbain - Craft Fair

Following on from the success of our Christmas Craft Fair last year at Coláiste Abbáin, we have set the date for this year's event for Thursday, December 12. We will be sending out full details of the event in the coming weeks, however, in the meantime pop the date in your diary. If you would like to return again this year, do let us know by return email and we will be in touch in due course. or

Good Luck to Jonathan

Extending our good wishes to Jonathan Moore, Tomgarrow on his appointment as National Hunt stable jockey to Meath-based trainer, Gavin Cromwell. Jonathan has had a successful year so far with 16 winners for Gavin Cromwell.

Traffic concerns

Adamstown Village/Woodview Drive/Fairfields Residents are very concerned about the speed and volume of traffic through the village. Parents are asked to be vigilant and not allow children to play on the roads. Some near 'misses' have been reported.

It is in the interest of everyone to try and avoid a tragedy on the roads. Please all drivers coming into the village 'slow down' and make our parish a safer place for all and show concern for all road users.

Adamstown Tidy Towns

Adamstown Tidy Towns would greatly appreciate all donations of spring bulbs, crocus, snowdrops, bluebells and daffodils. Donations can be dropped into Cullen's Gala Shop.

Castle Vintage Club

The Dick Williams Memorial tractor run is being held on Sunday, October 6, leaving Taghmon Community Centre at 11 a.m. Spot prizes on the day.


Tidy Towns

The Ballycullane Tidy Towns AGM will be held on Tuesday, October 1, in Ballycullane Parish Hall at 7.30 p.m. Work has already commenced in the village and we would like to see more volunteers to continue the work to improve the appearance of the village with a view to reentering the Tidy Towns competition in 2020.

Tidy Towns aims are, to encourage the spirit of volunteering and participation and improve the community interaction.


Cloughbawn GAA

Fixtures: Cloughbawn v Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in intermediate hurling Quarter final championship knockout in Bellefield at midday on Sunday, September 22.

Set dancing

Set dancing resumes on September 24 at 8 p.m. with Nick Dempsey in Poulpeasty hall. All welcome admission €5 Social/Jive Dancing, Social/Jive dancing classes in Poulpeasty Hall every Wednesday night from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. starting on September 11 Admission €10 with all-Ireland dancing champion Alan O'Brien.


We extend sympathy to the Murphy family on the recent death of Ferdy Murphy, Sennones, The Loire Valley, France, late of Westwitton, North Yorkshire and formerly Forrestalstown Stud, Clonroche, Co. Wexford. Beloved partner of Janet Morgan and father of Barry, Caroline, Paul, Zoe and Rees. Will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends.


Graig Notes

To submit news items, club events, announcements etc for those Notes Can do so by emailing then to Deadline is Thursday 6 p.m.

First racecourse victory

Congratulations to Jockey Mikey Sheehy when he grabbed his first Racecourse victory when he rode 'The Lady's Bid 'to win in division one of the apprentice handicap at Navan on Friday, September 6, ,and his Dad Eamon 'DUSTY' Sheehy, who had two winners at Wexford also on Friday, September 6, which he trained for two local owners, So well done to all involved.


The numbers drawn were 8, 10, 18 and 23, and there was no winner. next week's jackpot stands at €10,000, Reserve jackpot €7,950 Consolation winners winners of €30 each were Eilish Costello, Fergal Fenlon, Willie Hennessy - Keenans, Bridie Doyle. Ann Hayden - Old Road. Tickets available from all local outlets or from any committee member.

Citizens' Information

The Citizens' Information office in main street Graignamanagh is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Providing a free private and confidently information service available to all.

Tidy Towns Jackpot

This week's results are first prize - John and Juliette O'Shea - €280, second prize - P. McGarrity - €50, third prize - David Doherty - €25. Money raised through the jackpot will be used to keep the town looking well all year round. Draw takes place every Thursday in the CE Office at approximately 4 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Water Safety

The Kilkeny Water Safety Association Graiguenamanagh will have the Presentation of swimming and water safety Certificates on Tuesday night, September 17, at 8 p.m. in the Abbey Hall. Any children who took part in the swimming or water safety in the river Barrow in Graiguenamanagh in July should attend to collect their Certificates, It is important that all children be accompanied with an adult on the evening for the Presentation.

St Michael's Cemetery

The annual Cemetery Mass will be celebrated in St Michael's Cemetery Tinnahinch on Sunday, September 29, at 3 p.m.


Hospice coffee morning

The annual coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice will ake place in Foleys of Newbawn this Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. The event is being hosted as usual by Kathleen O'Sullivan of Carrigbyrne and everyone is welcome. All proceeds will go to the County Wexford area of hospice and hopefully there will be a generous responce for such a worthy cause.

Rounders all stars

Two girls off the silver medal all-Ireland winning team have been further honoured when recently announced as All Star award winners, They will be honoured with the other All Star winners at a special banquet in the Green Isle Hotel Dublin at the end of the month. Congratulations and well done to the successful ladies Marie O'Sullivan of Carrigbyrne and Jo Ann Murphy from Raheen.

Walking Festival

The sixth annual Wexford walking festival takes off on this Friday, September 20. This year's walking festival network includes four strenuous but managable peaks. Takeoff on the evening of Friday, September 20, is on the Cullentra trail in Kilkenny. On Saturday, September 21, its the Cooletagh trail and also Askamore and Slivelogin trai. On Sunday the 22nd its nearer to home on the most recently developed Carrigbyrne hill 5.5 KM trail. For more details Ring Mary at 086 1633314 or Ann at 087 2027224/

Hurlers exit

Although they had a commendable 1-18 each draw with neighbours Cloughbawn in their most recent game the local intermediate hurlimg team have made their exit from this year's championship. The junior team had no better luck as they were well beaten by Clongeen.


Church Notices

Reading At Masses: We are currently updating our Readers List for the year and we would be delighted if we had some new recruits. If anyone is interested in reading on Saturday or Sunday approximately every 5/6 weeks, please ring or text Ann Lawlor: 087 9266370, Anne Butler: 087 2221640 or mention it to Fr Brian.

Senior Social Club

Rathnure Senior Social Club recommenced on Thursday, September 12. Anyone wanting and willing to help out for two hours once every number of weeks please contact any member of the Social Club.

St Anne's GAA Club

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

Camogie Club

Rathnure camogie gear is now available to order. Check out our designs on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Orders can be made through the pages or email for more information. Hats, training jerseys, gear bags and everything inbetween available. Club fitting day to try on and order on Friday, September 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Golden Jubilee

The residents of Assumption Terrace, Rosbercon recently celebrated 50 years since the first families moved in there.

There is great history about this place which in times gone by was shut off from the main artery by a high wall. Owned by the O'Shea family the field itself has a unique story about it. Due to Sunday restrictions on drinking those in search of a bottle or perhaps something stronger gathered in that field which was behind Miss Scally's Pub now the Parish Pump. Miss Scally oblivious to the law served out the beer or stout (all bottles in those days) or maybe a Baby Power through the window at the back of the pub lending the field to be christened 'The Green Lounge'.

The field was well protected from seeing eyes by the 10-foot high wall stretching from opposite the Parish Church to where the Parish Pump stands today. From far and near they came to remember their origins and celebrate the Golden Jubilee.

Vintage Club

The Tullogher-Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club were blessed with fine weather for their Tractor and Car Road Run on Sunday, September 8.

From before noon all sorts of vehicles assembled at the Parish Hall many of them rare vintage models. To round off the day there was a barbecue and live music by Mick Comerford in the hall afterwards. All proceeds from the event will be divided among a number of local charities.

Intermediate Hurling

Despite playing rather well, even better than their recent win over the Fenians, Tullogher-Rosbercon lost out in the latest round of the Kilkenny League/Championship. After a nail-biting encounter with St Lactain's of Freshford a single point divided the two teams but the Freshford men picked up valuable league points on a score line of 2014 to 0-19.

Unless our boys can pick up all the points that are still available, then they are facing the dreaded relegation battle, something all clubs wish to avoid.

Shanbogh National School

This coming Friday, September 20, Shanbogh National School are hosting a 75th birthday celebration. Beginning with Mass in the Parish Hall at 7 p.m. it will be followed by talks, light entertainment, food, and lots of reminiscing about the days spent in the school.

That day up to early evening people are invited to visit the school, take a tour of the old classrooms and grounds, see the roll books, and a vast amount of memorabilia on display. If you have any old photographs, we would ask for permission to display them in the Parish Hall that evening and ensuring a prompt safe return.

Anyone, who can help can contact 085 8129882 as soon as possible.

All are welcome to come along and join in the 75th Celebrations while renewing old acquaintances from by-gone days.

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