Wednesday 17 July 2019

Around the districts: Clongeen, Cushinstown, Gusserane

Tina and Markie Murphy from Battlestown and Jimmy Curtis, Clongeen enjoying the exhibition as part of Glanbia Shelburne Co-Op’s 100 year celebrations
Tina and Markie Murphy from Battlestown and Jimmy Curtis, Clongeen enjoying the exhibition as part of Glanbia Shelburne Co-Op’s 100 year celebrations

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Clongeen Community Development Groups split-the-pot winner was Jacinta Dillon, who got €490 in the latest draw. The seller was Carroll's Pub in Clongeen, so congratulations to both here.

You can get your envelopes in the local outlets such as Sinnotts Shop and O'Connors Pub in Clongeen, Whites Pub, Oak Tree, Foxe Hair, Shanthas Restaurant and Foulksmills Stores all in Foulksmills, from McDonaghs Pub in Goffsbridge, Browne's Pub in Rourkes Cross, and finally from Wallace's Drapery, Lloyds Chemist and Stafford's Chipper all in Wellingtonbridge.

The next draw takes place next Monday, June 17, at the Pongo which takes place every Monday evening at 8.30 p.m. in Clongeen Hall.

Silver Circle

The first draw for the Clongeen Parish Silver Circle will take place on Monday, July 29, in Clongeen Hall at 8 p.m. There's plenty of time to get your name on a card which are available from most parish committee members.

Camogie news

Clongeen under-six/under-eight camogie girls had a great win over our near neighbours Gusserane on Tuesday, May 27, in their first game of the season. There was a terrific display of skills and a tremendous work rate from every player on both teams. Our team was: Niamh Kehoe, Zoe Byrne, Orlaith Burke, Eve Mullins, Isabelle Browne, Leah Eustace-Dooley, Kayia Butler, Izzy Kilkenny, Ruby Bennett and Dorothy Browne. Thank you to both their mentors and parents for their great support and encouragement to the young girls.

Our under-12 camogie girls travelled to Piercestown on Thursday night, May 30, to participate in their final blitz. In near to impossible conditions for playing camogie, they had a very good win over a strong St Martin's team, but they just ran out of steam and suffered a loss to Fethard in their second game. Each and every one of the girls gave 100% to the team effort. A huge well done to you all, we couldn't be prouder of ye. We are now looking forward to the group games which start tonight, Tuesday, June 11, with a home fixture against Gusserane.

The under-10 camogie girls were in Mersheen on Sunday morning, June 2, in extremely windy conditions. They came away winning both their games by overcoming strong opposition from both Horeswood and Bannow-Ballymitty. This group of girls are improving with every game and they show us every day that it takes a whole team effort to win a game with girls in every area of the pitch doing their bit to help their teammates. This was the final blitz before their group games which start this Wednesday, June 12, when they take on Bannow-Ballymitty in Grantstown. It was a super week of camogie by all our girls and we wish them the very best of luck in their football matches during the coming week.

Parents' association

The Clongeen National School parents' association are holding a summer raffle to be held at end of year ceremony on June 21. The purpose of the raffle is to raise funds to support the on-going need to supply up to date resources for the classrooms of all our children such as readers and online resources that support teaching material.

The cost of running the school is high and additional funds raised to purchase the above resources would be very much appreciated by the school staff and ultimately of great benefit to all the children in our school. There are some great prizes that have been kindly donated by local businesses. All families with children in the school are being given a raffle card and they will also be available locally if anyone wishes to support the school. Any support that can be given to this raffle would be greatly appreciated.

Community Games

Luck abandoned us at the recent Community Games all-Ireland events down in the university of Limerick. No medals or awards were won by the participants, but in fairness, this was an all-Ireland event and it was a major achievement to get that far in the first place.

The school was proudly represented by: Sophie Redmond - under-10 girls art, Suin Allen - under-10 girls Handwriting, Aoife Kehoe - under-12 girls art, Loughlin Daniels - under-eight boys Swimming, Katie Kehoe - under-14 girls art, Francois Rooney - under-14 boys art, Kaleb Blake - under-12 boys art.

In the group of under-16 girls Modern Dance, we had Philippa Coleman, Katie Kehoe and Keela Daly. Unfortunately no glory, but well done to all in getting there in the first place.

Over-35s Soccer

Games usually take place on Saturday evening indoor in Grantstown, please be there 15 minutes beforehand so we can kick off on time. If you'd like to come along or want further information, please give Dave a shout either by text or a call to 086 8596627 - he'll be delighted to hear from you.

Knock Pilgrimage

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 7, for the Ferns Diocesan Day. the pick-up points will be: Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile and New Ross and the fare will be €58 per person which includes two meals. For further information, you can contact Nicholas Bowe on either 051 388 437 or via mobile which is 087 9418661.

Footgolf/Golf classic

Duncannon FC is holding its first annual Golf and Footgolf Classic on Saturday, June 22, at the Abbey Par three course down near Fethard. For the golf, teams of two costs €30 with games going from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. For the Foot Golf, is't on from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. Children can also take part at the rate of €10 each. Prizes for the top two teams in golf and there are also prizes for the first under-10/under-11/under-12/under-14. There's a nearest the Pin, plus a barbecue and lots more too, so come along for a great day of fun. Fur further information, please contact Fintan at 087 4136841 for tee times.



Please remember split-the-pot is drawn each Sunday following 11 a.m. Mass in St Mary's Church, Cushinstown. Tickets for the split-the-pot are available locally at €2 each.

Terrerath Hall

Bingo every Wednesday night at 8 p.m., we would appreciate all support and all are welcome. Every Monday night, our new yoga classes have commenced in the community centre from 7.30-8.30. Open to both male and female. Friday nights: Irish dancing, and Thursdays - Slimming World. The local soccer club also has training sessions from five years upwards. The Hall Committee appreciates everyone using the facilities and helps the upkeep of the hall.


Please remember split-the-pot is drawn each Sunday following 11 a.m. Mass in St Mary's Church, Cushinstown. Tickets for the split-the-pot is available locally at €2 each.

Terrerath Community Centre

Thank you to the small few people who attend our AGM unfortunately we were unable to form a committee. The community centre will continue to run as normal over the coming weeks and another meeting will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 8.30 p.m. if a committee cannot be formed at this meeting, the future of the community centre may be in jeopardy. If you could spare some time to help out please do attend.

Shelburne United Soccer Club

Save the date. On Thursday, July 18, a fundraiser will be held in Aid of Shelburne Utd Soccer Club. This is to be a race night, to be held in Enniscorthy Greyhound track in association with Husquvarna. Tickets are €10 and Super prizes to be won on the night. If you are a business owner you can also sponsor an advert in our book.

Ballyanne ICA

The Members of Ballyanne Irish Countrywomen's Association will have their monthly meeting tonight Tuesday, June 11. There will be no meeting in July or August and they will resume their monthly meetings next September 10. All are welcome tonight in Rathgarogue Community Hall at 8 p.m.

Rathnure Musical

Rathnure Panto Society presents their 10th summer Musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats. Also find us on Facebook for more info.

Knock Pilgrimage

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 7, for the Ferns Diocesan Day Pick-up Points Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile, and New Ross. Fare €58 including two meals, for more details contact Nicholas Bowe phone 051 388437 mobile 087 9418661.

Digital Skills Course

This is funded by the Dept. Communication Climate Action and Environment, and is open to anyone wanting to know how to use laptop, I-pad, Smart phone or tablet. Course includes - Setting up email address, sending emails with attachments/photos etc, social media, Using e-government services car tax, ROS online, safety and shopping online. Library services available online. Courses are 2.5 hours over four weeks. Delivered in CTEC and in the Libraries. If you can get a group of 8-10 people together we can deliver a course for your group in any venue nearby with good WIFI access. For more information please contact CTEC 053 9121036 or email

Citizens online

A free computer course, Citizens on Line, is being offered to all citizens by Irish Rural Link. It involves five two-hour classes over five weeks and is being run in all the local halls. There is a separate Agri course also for herd owners. All laptops and course material is supplied for the course. If interested please contact Anna Kehoe at 087 2707606.

Duncannon golf/footgolf classic

Duncannon FC is holding its first annual Golf and Footgolf Classic on June 22 at Abbey Par three. Golf, teams of two €30. 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Foot Golf 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids €10. Prizes for the top two teams in golf, and prizes for the first under-10/11/12/14, nearest the Pin/barbecue and lots more. Come along for a great day of fun. Contact Fintan at 087 4136841 for tee times.

Classic Pop Concert

New Ross Singers will be performing a concert of classic pops of the 20th century in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola, on Tuesday, June 11, at 8 p.m. as a fundraiser for our wonderful and most deserving local Community Hospital. So it's Beatles, Bacharach, Beach Boys, Queen, Cohen, ABBA all the way. Special guests on the night will be the Nomads, well remembered and back for one night only. Tickets €15 at the door.



There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 6, 18, 21 and 27. The two match-three winners were Mary Hayes c/o Tony Power and Martin Stafford c/o Johnny Flynn. The jackpot now stands at €8,600.


Winners in the hall last week were Seán Colfer and Peter Stafford. Second went to Alice Gaffney, Jamie Grangle and Margaret O'Neill. In third place was Nick Doyle, Willie Kehoe and Mick Reville while the LGD went to Kieran Keating, Willie White and Jimmy Haughton. Raffle winners were Willie Kehoe, Johnny Colfer, James Larkin and Michael Whelan.


The dates for annual blessing of the graves and patron Mass devoted to St John the Baptist have been announced. Graveyards at Poul and Rathimney will be visited at 6.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Graveyards at Nash and Gusserane will be visited at 6.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

Open-air Mass will follow in Gusserane if the weather permits. Otherwise it will move indoors to the church.


Dunmain and the surrounding areas were saddened in recent weeks to learn of the death of Tim O'Brien. Predeceased many years ago by his wife, Kate, Tim was a hugely popular individual in the locality. Sincere sympathy is extended to his sons Mick and John on their sad loss.

New Ross Standard