Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Clongeen, Cushinstown, Gusserane

Enjoying Glanbia Shelburne Co-Op’s 100 year celebrations were Dick Byrne, Boley; Jimmy Curtis, Loughnageer; Kathleen Byrne, Boley and Eileen Molloy, Saltmills
Enjoying Glanbia Shelburne Co-Op’s 100 year celebrations were Dick Byrne, Boley; Jimmy Curtis, Loughnageer; Kathleen Byrne, Boley and Eileen Molloy, Saltmills

Clongeen: Split-the-pot - The draw took place on Monday, June 17, at the Pongo in Clongeen Hall, so the winner most likely will be notified already but won't be published here till next week's edition - congratulations whoever you are.

Also, remember that the first draw for the Clongeen Parish Silver Circle will take place on Monday, July 29, also 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.


Please email any articles for publication in the Standard to by midday on Friday.

Ladies' Football

Under-10 girls' Football - this team will play Fethard on this Wednesday, June 19, at 7.15 p.m. in Clongeen. Please come along and support the girls. In their recent game against Horeswood they lost so this is a chance to get back to winning ways. Hard luck girls ye all played your heart out, can't ask for more.

Under-12 girls' Football - Well done to the under-12 team that drew with Horeswood recently which ended 2-7 each. It was an excellent game with great team work involved.

Under-14 girls' Football - Well done to the under-14 girls who also played Horeswood on Monday, June 3. The final score here was Clongeen 4-8 v 2-3 for Horeswood - well done girls.

Under-16 girls' Football team will play Sarsfields also in Clongeen on Monday, July 1, at 7 p.m. - best of luck girls.

And finally, we offer deepest sympathies to Liz O'Grady and family on the death of her father Jim Mackey, who was laid to rest in Ferns last week - may he rest in peace.

Parents' Association

The Clongeen National School parents' association are holding a summer raffle to be held at end of year ceremony this Friday, 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.

Over-35s Soccer

15 guys and buddy turned out for the weekly kickabout in Grantstown before a couple had to make an early departure for the annual barbi in Horetown. This was a big one for the hostess who turned 50 during the past week. The game finished with all intact and the barbi went very well too with the weather turning excellent after a showery morning, which makes the difference between a good event and a great one. Everyone was very well fed and watered and a special mention goes to Suzanne, who played a blinder on the barbi, thanks to all who turned out to make it a truly enjoyable evening and by the way, no dolls got burnt or hurt during or after the event.

Remember that soccer games usually take place on Saturday evening indoor in Grantstown, but the time has now moved to 7 p.m. for the long evenings, 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.

Golf/footgolf classic

Duncannon FC is holding its first annual Golf and Foot golf classic this 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. For further information, please contact Fintan at 087 4136841 for tee times.


Camogie/Ladies' Football

Calling all members to partake in the recording of 'Rath-Cush Risin' one club song Saturday, June 22, at 12 o'clock in Terrerath Community Centre. Lyrics will be distributed before and on the day.

Following this the camogie and Ladies' Football Club will be holding a Marathon-Relay fundraiser at 3 p.m. in the pitch, sponsorship cards have been distributed to all teams, if you have not received one please contact any mentor/committee member. Each team will be allocated a time slot and in total the marathon-relay will take 2.5-3 hours to complete.

Community Games

Rathgarogue-Cushinstown Community Games will be holding their annual Medal Presentation Fun Evening for all participants in art, Handwriting, Athletics, Swimming, Soccer, Irish Dancing, singing, quiz, Model Making, handball and music.

There will be a fun games of Rounder's for the little and older kids and afterwards our all-Ireland Irish Dancing Winners from the May Weekend in UL will be performing for us and then the kids will be presented with their medals.

We had four lots of Winners at the national finals in Irish Dancing, Swimming and handball. Happening on Tuesday, June 18, at 6.30 p.m. at Cushinstown GAA Pitch.

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.

Cushinstown Bridge Club

Results for April 4: 1.Claire Delaney/John Halpin, 2.Josephine O'Hanlon/Paddy Whitty, and 3.Joan Hayes/Margaret Quigley. Results for April 11: 1.Margaret Quigley/Marie French, 2.Paddy Whitty/Josephine O'Hanlon, and 3.Janet Kennedy/Mary Grennan. Results for April 25: 1.Kathleen O'Farrell/Patsy O'Farrell, 2.John Halpin/Claire Delaney, and 3.Ann Whitty/Anna Kehoe.

Results for May 2: 1. Kathleen O'Farrell/Patsy O'Farrell, 2.Lorrie Butler/Peg Murphy, and 3.Ethna Horan/Ann Lawlor. Results for May 9: 1.Paddy Whitty/Joan Hayes, 2.Anne Kennedy O'Brien/Roisin Kelly, and 3.Claire Delaney/John Halpin. Results for May 16: 1.Kathleen O'Farrell/Patsy O'Farrell, 2.Marie Winters/Marie O'Connor (K) and 3.Josephine O'Hanlon/Paddy Whitty. Results for May 23: 1.Marie O'Connor (K)/Catherine Leacy, and 2.Josephine O'Hanlon/Paddy Whitty. Results for May 30: 1.John Halpin/Claire Delaney, 2.Cecilia O'Neill/Lorrie Butler, and 3.Kathleen Kennedy/Maureen White.

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.

Rathnure summer 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.

Free 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 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.



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 were visited on Saturday, June 15, last. 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.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Ann Conway of Dunmain on the passing of her brother, Jim Wickham of Arnestown, last week. Sympathy is also extended to the Kiely family of New Ross on the death recently of Michael Kiely. Michael was originally from Ballygarvan and was predeceased by his siblings, Peggy and Billy. Finally, the locality was saddened last week to learn of the death of Ann Egan of Boley. Our condolences to her husband Brendan and the Egan family on Ann's untimely passing.


There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 1, 4, 13 and 20. This week's jackpot stands at €8,750. The match-three winners were Ben Parker, Campile; Pat Ryan c\o J Flynn; Kate O'Brien, Yoletown.

Syndicate Draw

The monthly draw for all members of the Gusserane GAA lotto Syndicate took place recently. Congratulations to Karen O'Neill and Colum Power and to Noel Kehoe of Boley.

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