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Thursday 13 December 2018

Around the districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Clongeen, Gusserane and St Leonards

Bannow-Ballymitty - GAA club news: Lotto draw this Tuesday evening with a jackpot of €9,200. Tickets are only two euro each and can be purchased from post office Carrig, Seabreeze Dry Cleaners, Doyle's Carrig, Staffords Tullycanna, Tír na nÓg and from any Club Officer down in the complex.

Our AGM will take place on Sunday, December 2, at 5 p.m. over in the complex. We encourage all members of our club to attend this very important meeting.

Best of luck to all who participated and represented the club in the Scor competition recently.

Grantstown news

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 27th: Skittles/Exercises/Cards in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon. Wednesday the 28th: A morning of music and Pongo in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 29th: Mass celebrated by Fr Pender at 11.45 a.m. and Pongo in the afternoon. Monday, December 3: Cards/Games/Exercises with Mairead in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Career Opportunities - CE Scheme Vacancies Do you want a new challenge in the spring? We have carers, Kitchen Assistants and Bus Driver positions available in Grantstown. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, Tús or have been unemployed for one year or more, then you may be eligible for a CE Scheme. If you are interested in learning new skills while helping others then we would love to hear from you. Phone 051 561016 for more details.

Christmas and New Year Arrangements - Closed: Monday the 24th, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 25, and 26. Re-open: Thursday, December 27. Closed: Monday, December 31, and Tuesday, January 1. Re-open: Wednesday, January 2.

Public Library Services

The Mobile Library will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesday, November 28, from 3.10 p.m. to 3.40 p.m. If you would like to join, membership is free. .

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players are staging their full length comedy next March. Readings and auditions will take place shortly. If you would like to get involved in this production either on or off the stage contact director Breda Hayes at 087 6858480.

Christmas Memorial Discs

The Bannow parents' council have Christmas Memorial Discs for sale again this year at a cost of €3 each. Alternatively you can reuse last year's disc for €1. Please contact Michelle Power at 086 3785780 or Breda's Corner Shop to place your order.

Disney Magic

The Little Sea Musical Society in association with the KSM Concert Orchestra are presenting their 'Disney Magic and Christmas Classics' concerts. Performances also by the KSM Young Voices.

Performance will be in three locations: Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre - Thursday, December 6, at 8 p.m.; St Mary's Hall Fethard - Friday, December 7, at 8 p.m.; Camross Community Centre - Saturday, December 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online thelittleseamusicalsociety.com or call us at 089 9765414.

Come and join us on for a wonderful magical night's entertainment this December. Mulled wine, mince pies and sweets available during the interval. Adults €14 Children €8 (under 16 years)

Balloughton Christmas Fair

The annual Christmas sale will take place in Balloughton hall on Saturday, December 1, at 2 p.m. There will be home baking, jams, bric-à-brac, plants etc and the raffle. Tea and cakes will be available on the day. Everyone welcome and we would appreciate your support.'.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday 22 nd by Richie Halpin, Thursday 29 th Tom Power the Latchico.

Thursday, December 6, no dance, Saturday Dec.8th Adrian Ryan, Thursday, December 13, Christmas party night music by Delta Dawn Free Admission, December 20 music by Michelle and Tom Murphy, Thursday, December 27, No Dance. New Years Eve dancing with Jimmy Barnwell all welcome refreshments served.

Happy Christmas and New Year from Ballymitty Handball club.

Tidy Towns

Wellingtonbridge Tidy Towns group will hold their AGM in Tír na nÓg on Tuesday, December 4, at 8 p.m.

Notes for the paper

Please note that notes are sent in on a Thursday night at 6 p.m., so if you have notes for the paper please send to nhowlin@eircom.net before 6 p.m. on a Thursday.

Clongeen

Contacts/Deadlines

Please email any articles for publication in the Standard to grooney@hotmail.com by midday on Friday.

Leinster camogie Champion

A massive well done to Chloe Foxe winning her Leinster club senior camogie final on Sunday, November 18. Chloe, lining out for St Martin's, notched up a tally of scores for her team, an impressive 1-7 to be precise, also walked away with a well deserved player of the match for her efforts. The final score was St Martin's 2-10 v 1-6 for Thomastown. Congratulations Chloe from everyone in Clongeen.

Forge Vintage Club

The Forge Vintage Club will hold our Christmas party and presentation of cheques night on Saturday, December 1, in the Oak Tree Bar in Foulksmills. Doors open from 8.30 p.m. with a buffet dinner served on the night. Music for the event will be provided by T-Bone Country and tickets cost are only €15 each and can be bought from any of our members, Anne Sinnotts Shop in Clongeen or there will be a limited number available on the door.

This year the club has raised around €8,000 and this will be given out on the night to Wexford Hospice Homecare, Clongeen Parish for the senior citizens party, Clongeen National School and Cumas in New Ross. Another great night is in store and we hope to see you there.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Sarah Jane Eustace on winning €620 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Sarah got her envelope in Shantha's Restaurant Foulksmills. Envelopes are available in all local shops, pubs and restaurants. the next draw will take place on Monday, December 3.

Christmas Concert

Clongeen Community Development Group presents in concert Louise Morrissey and Theresa and the Stars in St Aidan's Church in Clongeen on Friday, December 28. the show starts at 8 p.m. with admission cost at €20 each. For tickets or for any further information, please contact 086 3278485. A great nights entertainment is guaranteed.

Baby/Toddler Group

This friendly group meets every Wednesday morning during school terms between 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. in the Sunshine room in Clongeen School. It is open to anyone from the Clongeen area and from further afield - parents, grandparents, guardians, childminders, etc. are all welcome, and of course the little ones too (babies to toddlers). The cost is only €4 per adult which includes refreshments for both the adults and children.

This is a fun and relaxed group with loads of fun activities, crafts and singing, where both adults and children can meet new friends. As toddlers are growing up and moving on to the next step in their young lives, we have loads of room for new comers this September. Please feel free to share this information and we look forward to seeing both new and familiar small and bigger faces. For more info, visit and like our Facebook page or you can call or text Véro at 086 1034878.

Over-35s Soccer

Another good turnout was had of 15 players again in Grantstown on Saturday the 17th at the earlier time of 5 p.m. due to the big rugby game taking place. And then to top things off, some of the 35's made an evening of it in the Aprés Match event in Whites Bar that went on into the small hours. The game ended with a win for some team, not sure who, as a voice and memory was lost from shouting at the rugby on telly on the Sat evening.

We're back the usual time of Saturday evening, 6 p.m. indoor in Grantstown. Please try to be there 15 minutes beforehand so we can kick off in the allotted time. If you'd like to come along or want further information, please give Dave Burke a shout either by text or a call to 086 8596627.

Campile Teen Disco

There will be a teenage disco in Campile Hall this Friday night, November 30, for all secondary school students. Music will be played from 9 p.m. till midnight and doors open at 8 p.m. This is a strictly no alcohol or no drugs allowed and is a fully supervised event.

Gusserane

Teen Disco

There will be a teenage disco in Campile Hall this coming Friday night, November 30, for all secondary school students. Doors open at 8 p.m. and it runs from 9 p.m. to midnight. Strictly no alcohol or drugs allowed. This is a fully supervised event.

Gusserane Calendar

The Gusserane National School parents' association are launching their first ever school calendar for 2019.

It will be on sale from December 3 for €10. If anyone would like to purchase one they can contact Ruth at 085 8000022 or Bridget at 087 9078904. The calendars would make a great Christmas present for all and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Santa Claus

Kids' disco, with special guest appearance from Santa Claus on Sunday, December 9, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Tintern Complex. There will be spot prizes for the best Christmas jumper and loads more fun is guaranteed.

Cards

Winners in the hall last week ere Pat Ryan, Tom Corcoran and Watty Byrne. Second went to Brendan Colfer, Siobhán Doyle and Billy Shannon. In third place were Michael Whelan, Pat Whelan and Dave Murphy while the fourth spot went to Nick Doyle, Willie Kehoe and Tom Culleton. The LGD went to Johnny Flynn, Peter Stafford and Luke Power.

Raffle winners were Kieran Keating, Kathleen Cadogan, Jimmy Larkin and Larry Power,

Lotto

There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 14, 18, 20 and 27. There was no match-three winners either. This week's jackpot stands at €4,550.

Ballycullane Veggie Group

The Ballycullane Organic Veggie group wish to inform you that we have now changed our meeting times. During the autumn/winter months we now meet on a Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. and on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. Our vegetable plot is behind the village hall in Ballycullane where we grow various fruit and vegetables throughout the year. New members are always welcome regardless of gardening skills. so please come and join us. For more information please contact Glyn at 085 1373265.

Tintern Review

The 2018 Tintern Review is hot off the printing press and currently on sale throughout the parish and beyond. This year's edition includes articles on Operation Transformation, Ballycullane Ploughing, Gusserane GAA, Gusserane School, the Mullinderry Mill as well as many other topics of local interest. The cost is only €7 and sales are expected to be brisk in the lead up to Christmas.

GAA club AGM

Gusserane O'Rahillys GAA Club have set their annual general meeting for 7.45 p.m. on Saturday, December 8. All members and intending members are invited to attend. Mass the previous evening, Friday the seventh, at 7 p.m. in Gusserane will be for deceased members of the club.

Senior citizens' Party

The parish senior citizens' Christmas party is scheduled to take place in Tir an nOg in Wellingtonbridge on Sunday, December 9, at 2 p.m. Anyone interested in attending is urged to contact a member of the Gusserane church council to confirm attendance.

Christmas Road Run

There will be a Christmas Lights Road Run on December 9. Registration is at 4 p.m. and it starts in Campile. It will travel through the villages of Dunmain, Ballycullane, Saltsmills, Fethard-on-Sea, Templeton, Ramsgrange, Duncannon and finish in Arthurstown with hot food served compliments of the Kings Bay Inn, Arthurstown. Come and see Ireland's largest tractor on display in Campile at 4 p.m. All proceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care Centre in Ramsgrange. If you have any enquiries contact John at 087 2028450.

Christmas Bakery Fair

St Louis Day Care Centre are holding a Christmas Bakery Fair on Saturday, December 8, between 9 a.m. to midday in the Day Care Centre. They are also taking orders for Christmas Baking so order your Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cakes. Last date for orders is December 12. Phone 051 389509 or call to the centre to order.

St Leonards

Cards

Larry Larkin, Brendan Colfer and Seán O'Grady were the winners of the weekly cards game in St Leonards hall on Saturday night last. Second prize went to, Jimmy Cullen, John Joe Murphy and Sonny Cahill. Two teams shared third prize. They were; Carmel Kehoe, Aidan Colfer, Joan Kehoe and Billy Shannon, Peter Stafford and Pat Murray. The last game draw winners were Maureen Eustace, Joan Fardy and Michael Murphy. The lucky raffle winners were Jimmy Cullen, David Murphy, James Larkin and Johnny Cogley. The cards continue every Saturday night at 8.30m sharp.

Lotto

There was no jackpot winner and no match-three winner in the Tintern lotto draw last week. The numbers drawn were 14, 18, 20 and 27. Next week's jackpot will be €4,550 and next week's match-three winners will share €400. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from comittee members.

Kids disco

There will be a Kids' disco, with special appearance from Santa Claus on Sunday, December 9, in Tintern Complex, Ballycullane from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Spot prizes for best Christmas Jumper and loads more fun.

Veggie group

The Ballycullane Organic Veggie group wish to inform you that we have now changed our meeting times. During the autumn/winter months we now meet on a Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. and on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. Our vegetable plot is behind the village hall in Ballycullane where we grow various fruit and vegetables throughout the year. New members are always welcome regardless of gardening skills. so please come and join us. For more information please contact Glyn at 085 1373265.

Christmas concert

The Little Sea Musical Society in association with the KSM Concert Orchestra are presenting their 'Disney Magic and Christmas Classics' concerts. Performances also by the KSM Young Voices.

There will be perfromances in three locations: Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre - Thursday, December 6, at 8 p.m. St Mary's Hall Fethard Friday, December 7, at 8 p.m. Camross Community Centre Saturday, December 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online thelittleseamusicalsociety.com or call us at 089 9765414 Come and join us on for a wonderful magical night's entertainment this December. Mulled wine, mince pies and sweets available during the interval. Adults €14 Children €8 (under 16 years)

Christmas baking

St Louis Day Care Centre are holding a Christmas Bakery Fair on Saturday, December 8, between 9 a.m. to midday in the St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange We are also taking orders for Christmas Baking - Order your Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cakes Last date for orders is December 12 Phone 051 389509 or call to the centre to order.

Senior citizens party

This year's Senior Citzens Christmas party will be held in Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge on Sunday, December 9, at 2 p.m. Those from the St Leonards Parish area wishing to attend can contact, Margaret, Kay or Esther.

Tintern Review

The parish magazine 'Tintern Review' is on sale in all local shops. The magazine is once again full of many stories and photographs of local interest again this year. The comittee would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to the magazine.

New Ross Standard

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