Thursday 23 May 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Graiguenamanagh, Rathnure and Tullogher-Rosbercon

Amy O’Neill, Roisin O’Connor and Siobhan Somers at the annual Good Friday table quiz in Rathnure Hall in aid of Rathnure Camogie Club
Amy O’Neill, Roisin O’Connor and Siobhan Somers at the annual Good Friday table quiz in Rathnure Hall in aid of Rathnure Camogie Club

Adamstown - Cards: he weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, May 10, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 10th will be Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle and Maria Carty. Catering on Friday the 17th will be Catherine Moore, Kathleen O'Connor, Nancy Walsh and Tina Whelan. Catering on Friday the 24th will be Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond and Catherine Furlong. Catering on Friday the 31st will be Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney. Proceeds are going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, April 26, were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Phil Jackman and John Hanley.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, May 10, in the community centre.

Adamstown NS split-the-pot draw

The school winner on the draw on May 1 was Rory Kelly. Paul Cullen was the winner of €84. Thanks for your support.

Vintage Club Presentation

Shamrock Vintage Club had their 'Presentation Night' from their very successful Pat Byrne Road Run on Friday, April 26, in Cullen's Lounge. Vintage club representatives Phil Jackman and Mogue Curtis presented parish priest Fr Robert Nolan with a cheque for €3,000 for Parochial Funds.

Fr Nolan thanked the Shamrock Vintage Club for organising the Road Run and their thoughtfulness and generosity in donating the total proceeds to Adamstown Parochial Funds. Thanks also to the drivers, sponsors, those who gave donations, food or helped on the day to make it such a success. Well done to all concerned. Thanks to the ladies for the cuppa and biscuits.


Our condolences to Tommy and Dympna Rochford and family on the death of Tommy's father John (Jack) Rochford, Ballyleigh, New Ross, which occurred on Tuesday, April 30. Sympathy also to his wife Josie, daughter Mary and all the family. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Brendan's Church, Drummond on Friday last with burial in Rathgarogue Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy also to John O'Connor, Newtown and all the family, on the death of their aunt Margaret (Peggy) Kenny (née O'Connor) Ballinguilla, Crookstown, Cork on April 23. Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday the 26th in St Aidan's Church, Clongeen with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery, Clongeen. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy also to Diane and Adrian Kelly and family Doononey, Adamstown on the death of Diane's father John Jordon Kyle, Crossabeg recently. His funeral Mass took place in Crossabeg church with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Church Notices

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday to Fridayday in St Abban's Oratory. St Anthony's Mass continues every Tuesday night at 7.30 p.m. Rosary at the Grotto in Knockreigh every week night for the month of May at 8 p.m.

A gentle reminder if you have not already returned your Trócaire Box, to please do so in the coming days.


Cloughbawn GAA

Cloughbawn GAA Club are embarking on a journey to become a 'Healthy Club'. They are launching the project this week and will be hoping to complete a World Wide Walk within seven days. The ask is that people will walk, jog or run and then log your distances. By Sunday evening we hope to have clocked up 40,000km.

The event runs from Monday morning (6th) through to Sunday evening (12th). There will be group gatherings from 7 p.m. during the week for people to benefit from the social aspect and enjoy some tea and chat afterwards in the club house.

It will then conclude with an official launch of the Healthy Club project on Sunday the 12th at 6 p.m. Also primary students from both local schools are tasked with designing a poster to describe what they perceive as a 'GAA Healthy Club'. Looking forward to seeing you all join together to help us become a Healthy Club in 2019.

Well done to our Walk Around the World Coordinator, Joe Lillis, who recently ran the London Marathon in an outstanding time of two hours 37 minutes, He absolutely smashed it, taking off over 15 minutes off his PB.

WEXFORD MINORS - Congratulations to Shane Kehoe, who lined out with the Wexford Minor Football team who played Offaly in the first round of the Leinster Minor Football Championship and to Paddy Whitty and the Wexford Minor Hurling team who Offaly in the first round of the Leinster Hurling Championship.

LOTTO - There was no winner of the jackpot or match three in the latest lotto draw, Numbers drawn on the night were 2, 11, 23 and 27. Lucky-dip winners were Samantha Clare, Raheen Niall Hendrick, Knoxtown, Mag Cummins Ballymurn and Laura Kelly c/o the Cloch Ban. Next draw is May 11 in the Cloch Ban and the yellow team are on duty, J & J Hendrick, J & S Flynn, M Langton.

Young Entrepreneur

Congratulations to Harry Kehoe, who was recently placed second in the Best established Business Wexford final with his company Mibodi, catch up with Mibodi for all the latest sport clothing and accessories at @mibodi_apparel on Instagram or


The winner of the latest split-the-pot, drawn in the Cloch Ban, was Margaret Donohoe, Killegney. The pot was €232 80% of the prize money stays local, envelopes available from local shops and businesses.


We would like to extend sympathy to the Tector family, Clonroche on the recent death of Noel Tector Farmview, Clonroche, peacefully surrounded by his family in the loving care of the wonderful staff of Knockeen Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Iris and loving father of Susan, Roy, Glenn and the late Kenneth. Predeceased by his brother Willie (Bill).Sadly missed by his family son-in-law Séamus, daughter-in-law Ann and Jayne, adored grandchildren Clare, Tiarna, Lainey, Robbie, Andrew, Harry and Sarah-Jane, brother Neville, sisters Florence and Patricia (Pat) sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.


Graig notes

To submit news items, club events, announcements etc for the notes email Deadline is Thursday 6 p.m.


The numbers drawn were 3, 14, 18, and 29, and there was no winner. next week's jackpot stands at €10,000, Reserve jackpot €5,100. Consolation winners winners of €30 each were Alan Randall, Pierce, Ellen, Rachel and Kitty. Michael Dunphy, Linda O'Brien, Diane, Zoe, Conor and Fionn. 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 from 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 - Aaron Grehan €241; second prize - Aimee and Jack Connolly - €50; third Prize-Bernadette Cahill - €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 Abbey Centre from 4 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Bottle bank relocation

The bottle bank has being relocated from the local fair green, to the Aldi car park since April 4 and its welcomed by all residents in the locality.

Library news

Events for May in Graig library: Garda Safety Roadshow Wednesday, May 8, 11 a.m.: The Garda Safety Roadshow will have lots of tips and tricks on safety in the home, phone scamming and use of personal alarms, home security, car safety and safety on the footpaths, and the importance of emergency contact numbers. All Welcome.

Understanding Dementia Friday, May 17, 10.30 a.m.: This talk explores what dementia is, how people can live well with dementia. The support services that are in place. All Welcome.

The Six Mary's Show Thursday, May 23, 11 a.m.: Jean Farrell's one-woman show takes a comical yet poignant look at the life of six Mary's. born in the 1950s and their journey depicting the social history of the times. All Welcome.

Wildlife Gardening Tuesday, May 28, 6.30 p.m.: The Irish Wildlife trust will give a practical insight into how we can create wildlife friendly gardens to protect our native species. All Welcome.

Irish conversation group will take place in the library on Tuesday May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10.30 a.m., to register your interest ring us at 056 7794178.

Rambling house

The month of May Raambling House is on in Newtown Hall on Friday, May 10, at 8 p.m. Please take note of change of starting time, So come along for a great nights entertainment ,


Church Notices

Anniversaries: Sunday, May 12, 10.30 a.m. - Josie White.

Mass This Week: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Mass at 9.30 a.m.

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to the girls and boys who made their First Holy Communion last weekend.

Annual Patron in Templeudigan: This is on Sunday, May 26, with prayers in the old cemetery at 1.30 p.m. followed by Mass in the new cemetery at 2 p.m.


Meeting to help people struggling with Anxiety or Depression. On Mondays at 2 p.m. in the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy or on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in Henrietta St., Wexford.


The bingo jackpot on Tuesday the seventh is €2,500.

Social Dance

In Rathnure hall on Friday, May 24, at 10 p.m. Proceeds are in aid of Rathnure Toddler Group and Rathnure National School. Refreshments will be served. Music by Michael Collins. Admission: €10 and door prizes on the night. Tickets are available through the parents' association and Rathnure National School Office. Your support would be very much appreciated. Also donations of home baked goods to the parish hall on the night would be greatly received.

St Anne's GAA Club

Junior B League Fixture vs. Shamrocks at 7.30 p.m. this Tuesday the seventh in Fr Murphy Park, Enniscorthy.

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

Club lotto: The numbers drawn last Tuesday, April 30, were 3, 15, 22 and 32. No jackpot winner. There were three match-three winners who each won €67. Jackpot this week: €11,800.

Camogie Club news

The Fr McDonald Tournament 2019 takes place this Saturday, May 11. Teams from all over the country will be coming to take part in our 11-a-side tournament. All donations of goodies for the travelling teams and mentors on the day welcome. Anyone interested in helping out with tea and coffee or umpiring and sideline duties are asked to please let us know. A jam-packed day of camogie is ahead.


First Eucharist

The First Eucharist Ceremony takes place in St David's Church Mullinarrigle on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. There will be a Mass of Preparation in the church on Tuesday evening, May 14, at 7.30 p.m. for children and parents.

Newly Baptised

We welcome into our parish community Fiadh Margaret Rose Hannam, daughter of James and Ciara, Darbystown and Bristol. The baptismal ceremony was held in St David's Church Mullinarrigle on Easter Sunday, April 21.

Safeguarding of Children

In common with other parishes Rosbercon have two Safeguarding Representatives in place. If anyone have a Safeguarding concern please contact Brid Vereker from Millbanks Close or Anne O'Sullivan from Ballykenna where your query will be dealt with in a professional manner. Safeguarding Statements are prominently displayed in the porches of all three churches in the parish.

GAA Roundup

It was quite a good weekend for Tullogher-Rosbercon teams in Kilkenny Competitions.

In the Honda Minor Hurling League, the locals had a fine win over the Harps on score line of 1-12 to 0-7.

Then in the Duggan Steel under-15 Hurling League famed Tullaroan were put to the sword when Tullogher/Rosbercon outclassed them, the final score here being, 3-17 to 1-3.

In the Junior B League Tullogher and St Martin's played out a draw, St Martin's 0-19, T/R 3-10.

The only slight blot came when the under-13 footballers lost out to the said St Martin's from Muckalee going down by 6-6 to 3-3.

Trócaire Lenten Alms Boxes

Anyone outstanding Trócaire Lenten Alms Boxes should be returned as soon as possible. They may be handed in at the weekend Masses or to the parish office.

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