Sunday 25 August 2019

Around the districts: Clongeen, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Graiguenamanagh, Newbawn, Rathnure, Tullogher-Rosbercon

Sean and Annette Doran from Adamstown with Prim and Millie enjoying the duck racing in Foulksmills. Photo; Mary Browne
Sean and Annette Doran from Adamstown with Prim and Millie enjoying the duck racing in Foulksmills. Photo; Mary Browne

Clongeen: Contacts/Deadlines. Please email any articles for publication in the Standard to by midday on Friday.

Ladies' Football

Under-14 girls' football - The clongeen girls took on St Pat's in their county semi-final last Monday night. It was a game of goals with 17 in total scored by both teams. The girls fought hard but it was not to be their day. the final scoreline was Clongeen 6-02 v 11-07 for St Pat's. The scorers were: Sarah Bennett 3-2, Kaelah Farrell 2-0 and Alesha Kehoe 1-0.

Under-16 girls' football - Well done to the Clongeen girls on a massive win against Shamrocks. the score here was Clongeen 8-16 v 0-01 for the Shamrocks. The team was: Amy Doyle, Hannah O'Grady, Rachel Bennett, Atlanta Blake, Aoibhinn Curtis, Elizabeth Whelan, Theresa White (0-2), Orlaith Butler (0-1), Grace Donovan (2-6), Savannah Blake, Kaelah Farrell (2-0), Sarah Bennett (1-6), Laura McCarthy (3-1), Katelyn O'Grady and Megan Byrne.

The girls are now through to the County Final which will be played at the end of August.

Junior B Ladies' Football - Well done to the Junior B ladies' team on beating Glynn-Barntown in their quarter-final last Tuesday night in Clongeen. The first half saw the teams exchange scores one after another but the Clongeen ladies upped the gear in the last quarter of the game notching up valuable scores. The final scoreline was Clongeen 4-9 v 0-8 for Glynn-Barntown.

Foulksmills Duck Race

Thank you so much to everyone who came to support the Foulksmills Duck Race on Wednesday, July 24. It was a great family evening with perfect weather. Thank you so much to all those who came to help on the night and our very generous sponsors. Without your help and support we would not be able to run the event year after year. Hope to see you all on the banks of the River Corach in 2020.

Parish Silver Circle

The Clongeen Parish Silver Circle Winners for the July draw were: First Prize of €300 - Aive and Killian Durack, the seller was May Lawlor; second prize of €200 went to Padraic Cullen; third prize of €100 went to Martin Carthy.

The fully paid up members draw prize of €200 went Larry Whelan of Clongeen. The next draw takes place on Monday, August 12, at 8 p.m. in Clongeen Hall. We would like to thank everyone for their support.


The Clongeen Community Development Group split-the-pot most recent winner on Monday, July 29, was Iben Murphy, who won €502 and the seller was the Out House in Rourke's Cross. The next draw will take place on Monday, August 12, at 8.30 p.m. in Clongeen Hall. The Pongo takes place every Monday, the draw every fortnight at the Pongo.

You can get your envelopes in the local outlets such as: Sinnott's Shop and Carroll's Pub both in Clongeen; Whites Bar, The Oak Tree, Foxe Hair, Shanthas Restaurant and Foulksmills Stores, all in Foulksmills. Elsewhere you can pick them up from: McDonaghs in Geoffsbridge, Browne's in Rourkes Cross; Wallace's Drapery, Lloyds Chemist and Stafford's Chipper all in Wellingtonbridge.

Over-35s Soccer

13 lads and the wee man took to the pitch on Saturday, July 27, for a good evenly balanced seven-a-side game that was won by the non-bibs by the odd goal. The game went pretty well apart from a few antics that were a bit off the wall, some things are best left on the pitch and that's where it'll stay this time too. The conditions were very hot which probably caused the rise in temperature for a one or two of the lads. The swim afterwards down in Bannow Island was simply excellent, pity some of the lads didn't go there beforehand.

Remember that if you want to get involved, games take place on Saturday evening indoor in Grantstown at 6 p.m. So if you fancy coming along, please be there 15 minutes beforehand so we can kick off on time. Further information can be got by giving Dave a shout either by text or a call to 086 8596627 - he'll be delighted to hear from you.


Post office Customer Notice

Please note that Clonroche post office will be closed at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 9, and remain closed on Saturday, August 10, for necessary refurbishment. The post office will re-open at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 12. We wish to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused. An Post would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their continued support.


The winner of this week's split-the-pot, drawn in the Boro Inn was Bernard Doherty, Chapel. The pot was €222. All proceeds going to the development of the village.


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, 7, 27 and 27, and there was no winner. next week's jackpot stands at €10,000, Reserve jackpot €7,050. Consolation winners winners of €30 each were Margaret Foley, Carmel Cooke - Thomastown, Marie Lawlor, Ciaran Sheehy, Ann Kelly Brandon Cresent. 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 - Marie Foley €286, second prize - Tommy Costello - €50, third Prize - Tucker and Chel

sea Holden - €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.

GAA news

Congratulations to Pierce Blanchfield (Graig Club) and Senian Doyle (Black and Whits Club) and their Kilkenny teammates who have qualified for the all-Ireland Minor final with a great win over Limerick on a score line 2-24 to 0-18. It is great to have two players from the parish of Graiguenamanagh represented on the team in the all-Ireland Final.

Rambling House

It's that time of the month again. Our next Rambling House in Newtown Hall is on Friday, August 9, at 8 p.m..Come along and you are promised a great night's entertainment. A big thanks to all who preformed and attended the July Rambling House.


Sportsground meeting

Anyone with an interest in Newbawn Community Sportsground is invited to come along to a meeting at the venue on this Wednesday, August 7, at 9 p.m. The annual general meeting will take place two weeks later.

Newbawn parish draw

The latest draw in aid of Newbawn parish funding took place on Sunday, July 28, when the following names were picked from the drum. First prize - €300 Mary Jo Delaney Newbawn. Second prize €200 Ellen Delaney Ballyclemock. Third prize €100 Molly and Ruby White Carrigbyrne Rock. The next draw will take place on the last Sunday of August with similar prizes to be won. Tickets for the next draw may be obtained for €5 from any Newbawn parish council member.

Our Lady's Island pilgrimage

The pilgrimage season in Our Lady's Island begins on August 15 and closes on Sunday, September 8. On Thursday, August 22, priests from the New Ross deanery including Newbawn, Raheen and Cushinstown will celebrate Mass on the Island at 8 p.m. A bus leaves New Ross church at 5.30 p.m. and will pick up passengers at Cushinstown church and at the Picnic area in Carrigbyrne. The cost for the bus trip is €10 and bookings cam be made by contacting the parish office in New Ross or the local parish priest. The procession around the Island before Mass will be at 7 p.m. A bus will also travel for the closing of the pilgrimage on the night of Sunday, September 8.

An August break

The parish newsletter is about to take a break for the month of August as will the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays. Both will return with renewed vigour in early September. Any messages to be passed on or announcements to be made do not hesitate to contact parish priest Fr Jimmy Moynihan at 087 6976719.


Church Notices

Anniversaries: Saturday, August 10, 7.30 p.m. - Johnny Ryan (first Anniversary). Michael Hickey (Month's Mind). Sunday, August 11, 10.30 a.m. - Larry Murphy (Month's Mind)

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

Church Restoration: Congratulations to Loretta Coleman, Rathnure, who won €408. The next Split-The-Pot draw will be held on Tuesday the 13th. Thanks to all who supported and please continue to support our fundraising.

Our Lady's Island Pilgrimage 2019: August 15 - Official Opening of pilgrimage. Focus on youth with youth speakers. Mass at 3 p.m. followed by Blessed Sacrament Procession. Daily Mass during the season at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Rathnure Parish Pilgrimage on Wednesday, August 21, and Fr Brian Broaders will celebrate Mass at 3 p.m. The bus is booked and tea will be served. Names to Helen Hennessy: 053 9255131, Breda Barron: 053 9255102 or Teresa McGee.


The jackpot is €1,200 on Tuesday, August 6.

GAA Club news

Championship Fixture - Senior vs. Glynn-Barntown at 7.15 p.m. in Kennedy Park, New Ross next Saturday, August 10, Purple and Gold - Hard luck to the Wexford Senior and minor hurling teams who were both defeated last Sunday in their respective all-Ireland semi-finals. We thank them for the enjoyable and successful journey they brought us on this year. Well done to all involved and especially to our own club members. We wish the Wexford Under-20 team the very best in their all-Ireland semi-final this Sunday, August 4, vs. Tipperary at 1.45 p.m. in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Again special mention to all involved from Rathnure.

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


Cemetery Mass

The last remaining Cemetery Mass in the parish takes place at St Moling' sWell in Mullinakill on Sunday, August 25. Since time immemorial Mass has been celebrated at the Shrine on or near August 20 feast day of St Bernard. As usual, this year Mass will again commence at 2 p.m.

Marble City Cyclists

Over 500 Marble City Cyclists visited us last Saturday where they received a warm welcome from the Tullogher-Rosbercon GAA Club and parishioners alike. The cyclists had a refreshment stop in the GAA Complex at Brownstown which was much appreciated by the group.

Honey Bee Survey

Professor Grace McCormack of NUI Galway and John Little of the Native Honey Bee Society are conducting a survey on honey bees which is funded by the Dept of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine. They need the help of people who have had sightings of wild honey bee colonies in the area. If you see any wild swarm please contact Professor McCormack at NUI Galway with the information as soon as possible.

Arthritis Course

There will be a course on living with Arthritis commencing on Saturday, August 24, in the Newpark Close Family Resource Centre Kilkenny. It will cover anyone over 18 who may be suffering from Arthritis and related conditions, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Back Pain, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Lupus, Raynauds Disease, and Scleroderma. The course will consist on two hourly sessions over a six-week period. Please contact the centre if you are interestedAll-Ireland Fever

Against all the odds the Kilkenny hurlers are in another all-Ireland Final courtesy of a thrilling win over Limerick in the semi-final. Our own clubman, the towering Walter Walsh played a prominent part in helping the Cats upset all the odds when they dethroned last year's champions in one of the games of the year. Young Colman O'Sullivan from Ballyfoyle was also prominent on the Kilkenny minor which had a very impressive victory over a hotly fancied Limerick side and now play Galway in the final which acts as a curtain raiser to the senior final on Sunday, August 18.

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