Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the districts: Clongeen, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Newbawn, Taghmon-Camross

Betty and Anthony Stafford from Rochestown celebrating ‘grandparents day’ at Clongeen National School with their grandchildren, Caylum and Éimhín O’Sullivan from Ballylannon
Betty and Anthony Stafford from Rochestown celebrating ‘grandparents day’ at Clongeen National School with their grandchildren, Caylum and Éimhín O’Sullivan from Ballylannon

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School Enrolment

Clongeen National School are now taking enrollment for September 2019. The deadline for applications is March 8, just over a month away. If you could please contact school office for enrollment pack or give a call at 051 565 713 where they'll be glad to assist you. Application forms are also available on our web site at:

Camogie news

Training has commenced in preparation for the 2019 camogie season. The draw for the Junior A league has been made and resulted as follows for Clongeen. On Monday, March 18, we meet Bannow-Ballymitty away at 11 a.m. On Saturday, April 6, it's St James in Fr Wheeler Park at 11 a.m. We then take on Cushinstown away on Sunday, April 21, at 3.30 p.m. Our final group game is against St Anne's, again in Fr Wheeler Park on Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - a breakfast morning will be held in Markie's and Anne's on Sunday, April 21, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. It will only be €10 for an adult and €2.50 for a child. If the last one is anything to go by, Clongeen will be a very well fed parish on April 21 Get your tickets from any Club Member and support the underage GAA players.

MINI 7S - After superb performances against Ballyhack and St Leonards in the first round of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Mini 7's Girl's camogie competition, Clongeen faced Poulfur and Rathgarogue in the second round in Fr Wheeler Park on Wednesday afternoon of last week. They were outstanding when overcoming a very skillful Poulfur team in their first match and a victory against Rathgarogue would see them progress to the quarter finals.

The second game was a thriller throughout and they were unlucky to be four points adrift at half time. The second half was a different story. The girls quickly went into the lead which they fought tooth and nail to hold and with seconds to go they were still two points up. A missed free and then they got caught on an overlap, when a long ball up field found the full forward and somehow ended up in the back of the net. There was no time to respond and they were denied a place in the last eight as the final whistle was blown on the puck out.

Our heroines were: Sarah Bennett, Philippa Coleman, Keela Daly, Veronica Delahunty, Abbie Eustace-Casey (Capt), Katie Kehoe, Lauren Cullen, Sarah-Kate Hopkins, Laura McCarthy-Bennett, Aleshia Rooney, Ciara Farrell, Aoife Kehoe, Lilly Mullins, Amy O'Sullivan, Emma Reville and Ruth Redmond. The girls were devastated and broken hearted at the final whistle. Thankfully, some ice cream and no homework healed their wounds very quickly and they wish the best of luck to Rathgarogue in the quarter finals.

Sixty nine teams started this competition and Clongeen made it into the last twenty one, only losing by a goal with the last puck of the game. To get so close to the quarter finals in their first year in the camogie sevens was an amazing achievement for these sure to be superstars of the future. They have done their families and the whole parish is very proud of them. Great credit must go to their mentors, Amy Eustace and their teacher Miss Sarah Grace from Kilkenny, who put in a massive effort and also to the parents for their continuing support and encouragement - well done girls.

Home, Beauty and Wellness Expo

There's a Home, Beauty and Wellness exposition being held in the Horse and Hound in Ballinaboola on Thursday the 14th from 7 p.m. The event will include areas such as: Alternative Therapies, Angel Card Readings, Floristry, Jewellery, Beauty Treatments, Artist Exhibition, Culinary Delights and many many more. Tickets cost €5 per person where there will also be Goodie Bags and prizes on offer. The proceeds of the event are going to Clongeen GAA and should you require any more information, please contact Ann at Aroma Beauty at 051 565 078 or 087 9195762.

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. Please feel free to share this information as the more the merrier and we always look to see a few new bigger and smaller faces coming to the group. For more info, visit and like our Facebook page or you can call or text Véro at 086 1034878.

Over-35s Soccer

Again the numbers where up and 19 guys wee about on Saturday, February 23, in Grantstown for another good competitive game. the countdown is now on for the May international and with numbers well over 11, places on the bench are even been fought after.

Games take place on Saturday evenings at 6 p.m. and the games are held indoor in Grantstown where newcomers are welcome. 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 by text or calling 086 8596627.


Cloughbawn GAA

Fixtures - Football league rd 1 v Adamstown Sat 9th March 3pm away. Rd 2 v St Martins Fri March 22nd 8pm home, Intermed hurling v Buffers Alley Mon 18 Mar 2pm away. JNR A v Oulart Sat March 16th 3pm away. JNR B v Bunclody Fri March 15th 8pm home.

2019 membership is now due, Registration nights will be held shortly, or membership can be paid to any committee member, Fees for the coming year Family €150, Adult player €130, Underage €40 Non Player €50 ad OAP €25.

You can now pay your membership online! Just Click on the 'JOIN HERE' link on our club website follow the once-off registration process. There is also a link to a 'How to Guide' in the website for your assistance. If you have any questions, please contact us on the number or email on the 'Easy Payments Plus' page.

Split the Pot

The Winner of this week's Split the Pot, Drawn in the Cloch Ban, was Buddy Harris, Coolaught, The Pot was €238. All proceeds help with the maintenance and development of the village. We appreciate very much the people who support us.


Ash Wednesday

Tomorrow March 6 is Ash Wednesday. Blessed ashes will be distributed at 9-30 morning Mass in Raheen, and at 7.30 p.m. evening Mass in Newbawn.


This Thursday morning March 7 at 11 a.m. up to 40 young people will receieve the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Church of the Sacred Heart Newbawn. On Thursday at 2 p.m. in the afternoon 31 young people from the Raheen area will receieve the sacrament of confirmation. We wish them all well.

Raheen parish council agm

The AGM of Raheen parish council takes place this weekend at 8 p.m. in the priests house.

Chernobyl fundraiser

Diarmuid Murphy, Courthoyle, son of Fergal and Joan (née Joan Foley NT Newbawn NS) aT.Y. student in Good Council College New Ross held a coffee morning in Foleys bar Newbawn last Saturday, March 2, with all funds going towards the Orphanage Goradishich which has children affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster. Diarmuid and his fellow TY students will be going to help out in the orphange for seven days in early May, donations for such a worthy cause can still be made to help Diarmuid and his friends accomplish their very worthwhile aim.

Parish draw

The Newbawn parish draw for the month of February took place after Mass on Sunday and the following were the lucky winners, first prize - €300 - Matthew Dunleavy Scullabogue, second prize - €200 - Larry Shannon Newbawn, third prize - €100 - Marie Kehoe Brownstown.

Thanks to all who contributed. Two more draws remain in this series.

Draws take place after Mass on the last Sunday of each month. Its just €5 per month to enter and all remaining proceeds go towards the upkeep of the church and surrounding areas. Contact any parish council member if you wish to join.

Carrigbyrne table quiz

A genttle reminder of the table quiz at Foleys bar in Newbawn on Friday, March 22, in aid of Carrigbyrne Amenity Group. It starts at 8 p.m. with tables of four costing €40. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the picknick area and sourrounds,

The amenity group also intend bringing out a local calendar for next year and would welcome any old photos that could be considered for inclusion.


Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA held its meeting on February 20 at 7.30 in Scout Hall. President Mary Noonan opened the meeting. Sympathy was extended to the Whitty, Dunne, O'Toole, Sweeney and O'Flaherty families. Former ICA member Mai Dunne, Slevoy was fondly remembered, may she RIP Some members are going to Forever Fit in Tag on Wednesdays as part of the Go For Life programme.

Dates for your Diary; February 21, ICA table quiz, Cooneys, Oulart. February 25, Federation meeting, Riverbank. April 13, Craft Day, Enniscorthy, 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Free Digital Skills course in Wexford Library every Wednesday open to all.

Competition was nicest bunch of Daffodils won by Mary Monaghan. Raffle; Chris Whitty. A rota for Daffodil Day, March 22 was organised. Gem Pack competition, Wexford Federation, Mella Winters first, and Suzanne Kelly Winters third, congratulations and well done. Mella will now take part in the national final in An Grianan.

Guest Speaker was Diarmuid Sinnott, Order of Malta, Wexford. Diarmuid gave a very interesting talk on the historty and present role of the Order of Malta. He also gave some very good and valuable First Aid advice. The meeting finished with a lovely cup of tea served by hostess Chris Whitty.

Next meeting; March 20 at 7.30. Competition; Best beauty tip. Guest Speaker; Lorna Swan, Wellness Advocate. New members always welcome. join us at any meeting.

Community Games

Our local art and handwriting competition takes place on Saturday, March 9, in the TAG Centre from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Art for under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14 and under-16 age groups. Handwriting for under-10 and under-12 ages only. Bring your own pensils and colours. Paper will be provided. There will be a charge of €2 per child to cover the cost of the room rental and medals.

Camross Drama Group

Camross Drama Group are delighted to announce dates and venues for our next production of three One-act Plays: Sunday, April 21 - Fethard-on-Sea; Friday, April 26 - Carrig-on-Bannow Saturday; April 27 - Wexford Arts Centre; Sunday, April 28 - Camross Hall Wednesday; May 1 - Horse and Hound All shows 8 p.m. Contact Arts Centre direct for booking All other tickets on door. Casts and directors are learning lines, rehearsing, getting sets and props, promising a great night's entertainment. See our Facebook page for updates.

Tag centre

TUESDAY - YOGA 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. BINGO Doors open 7.30 p.m. Start-time 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY - PILATES 10.00 - 11.0 a.m. FOREVER FIT 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. JIVING (with Paul) 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Coding Classes with TEK Central 3: 30 to 4.30 p.m. THURSDAY - LINE DANCING 7.30-9.00. FRIDAY. Irish Dancing 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: Coding Classes with TEK Central 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

St Garvan's NS Caroreigh

Parents, who wish to enrol their child for September 2019 can contact the secretary at 053 9134294 or call into the school office for an Enrolment Application Form.

This form can also be downloaded from the school website Please return the completed form to the school before Friday, March 29.

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