Wednesday 27 March 2019

Around the districts: Clongeen, Cushinstown, Gusserane, Taghmon-Camross

Chloe and Brendan Hendrick enjoying their day out at the Point to Point in Ballinaboola
Chloe and Brendan Hendrick enjoying their day out at the Point to Point in Ballinaboola

Clongeen: School Enrolment - Clongeen National School are now taking enrolment for September 2019. The deadline for applications is March 8, just over a month away. If you could please contact school office for enrolment 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:


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Camogie News

The young Clongeen camogie players were thrilled last week when Wexford Senior Star Chloe Foxe paid them a visit during their training in Grantstown. She answered all their questions with aplomb and then took the older girls for a coaching session. A card wishing Chloe and her St Martin teammates the best of luck in their upcoming all-Ireland Club final was signed by all the players and presented to Chloe by Laura McCarthy. They hope to welcome her back again in the near future, hopefully with a winners medal to show all.

Training for all ages will continue as usual on Friday nights in Grantstown at 7 p.m. The new membership forms for all underage players must be filled up, signed and returned this year. Adult training will commence in the next couple of weeks too.

Mick Eustace was re-elected as chairman at the AGM of the Clongeen Ladies' GAA Club last week, with Marie Mythen as Vice-Chair. Eamonn Curtis was returned as camogie secretary and camogie PRO Liz O'Grady is treasurer and Amy Eustace is underage camogie secretary and manager. The Junior A management team is Mick Eustace, Davy McDonald, Eamonn Curtis, MJ Donovan, Bernie White - Paudge Courtney will be the trainer for 2019.

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

Only 10 guys turned out as the rest were totally deflated after watching the rugby while some of us had a bit of tension to get rid of and having a kick around seemed the best option rather than kicking the cat. the game was an almost non-event, but we did enjoy it for those who did come for the later kick-off. Times are back to normal now and hopefully at least a seven-a-side game will take place for the rest of the month.

Remember that games take place on Saturday evenings at 6 p.m., unless otherwise notified. The games are held indoor in Grantstown and 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.


Cushinstown NS

Applications for enrolment for Cushinstown NS are now available from the school office. Please phone 051.428612, call to the school in person, or download the form from the school website - cushinstownns@com

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 appreciate everyone using the facilities and help 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 are available locally at €2 each.

Line Dancing

Line Dancing every Monday morning 10.30 a.m. in Cushinstown old school. This dancing is a great way to get and stay fit and a great bit of fun. Come along and see for yourself. Every Tuesday and Thursday night in the Parish Hall Rosbercon New Ross beginner's 7 p.m. Further info on any of these classes please call Sarah at 087 9792483.

Bridge Results

January Results: January 10 - 1. Josephine O'Hanlon/Ann Whitty, 2. Tess Ryan/Stasia O'Dwyer, 3. Cecilia O'Neill/Noirin Hanrahan.

January 17 - 1. Tess Ryan/Carmel Delaney, 2. Kathleen Woodcock/Josephine O'Hanlon, 3. Roisin Kelly/Ann Lawlor.

January 24 - 1. Liz Roberts/Betty Kelly, 1. Carmel Kelaney/Kathleen O'Farrell, 3. Lorrie Butler/Peg Murphy.

January 31 - 1. Tess Ryan/Carmel Delaney, 2. Paddy Whitty/Josephine O'Hanlon, 3. Kathleen Kennedy/Maureen White.


There is rounders training this Saturday in Newbawn at 4 p.m. It is for Men and Women. There will be a men's team, a women's team and a mixed team. If you are interested in playing rounders please turn up this Saturday.

Community Games

The Community Games AGM and Registration Night was held on Wednesday the 30th. Committee for this year is chairperson - Geraldine O'Brien, secretary - Anne Kent, treasurer's - Aisling O'Brien/Emma Mooney, Child Welfare Officer - Rita Gaffney and Committee Members: Sinéad McCarthy, Karen Hennessy.

We would like to thank Lee Cowman for all of her commitment and hard work over the years with the Community Games. Lee steps down this year as treasurer. We will miss you Lee.

Events that are been proposed to be run this year (May Weekend) are: Irish dancing, quiz, Soccer, Handwriting, art, handball, Swimming and Gymnastics. If your child is interested please get in touch with a committee member and we will direct you to the parent co-ordinating that event. Please keep an eye out for dates for these events. We are looking for parents to co-ordinate Gymnastics and handball. We need names of those interested in Swimming. Please get in touch with Sinéad McCarthy asap. Football, Rounders and Hurling will be held later in the year.

Thanks to parents and all who showed up on the night and offered their help and participation to keep the Community Games going for another year in the parish. Thanks Community Games committee.

COMMUNITY GAMES ART - The Community Games Art will take place in the Terrerath Community Centre on Tuesday, February 26, after midterm, starting at 6.30. From under-eight (Over-6s) to under-16s, boys and girls, please bring your own materials. All participants must reside in the Rathgarogue-Cushinstown Community Games Boundaries.


Solomon Islands

The card games in Gusserane on Tuesday, February 12, will be in aid of Fr Jim Nolan's missionary work in the Solomon Islands. Anyone wishing to make a donation to this cause can do so to any member of the parish committee.


Gusserane parish council will hold a night of social dancing in Gusserane Hall on Friday, March 15. Proceeds are in aid of church funds, and more particularly towards a fill of heating oil. Tickets will be widely on sale in the area in the lead up to the dance and your support would be most welcome. Music on the night is by the popular Delta Dawn. Dancing is from 9.30 p.m. to midnight with a break for tea. The organisers would be delighted to have a full house and look forward to your support. Tickets only €5. Please take note of the date.


Ballycullane parents' association are holding a 5k and 10k Run/Walk on Sunday, March 10. It starts at 10 a.m. and registration is from 9 a.m. that day. Entry costs €10 with under-16 participants costing €5 and a family of four costing €25.

St Louis Day Care Centre

The board, management and staff say a very big thank you to each and everyone who contributed in any way to the running of the Daycare Centre in Ramsgrange. The acknowledgement and support received from the people of the five parishes we cover are really appreciated by all of us.

Your support is amazing and we could not do it without you. It all has contributed to the running of the Daycare Centre and its associated services. It is testament to the work, dedication and wonderful care given by all staff to our elderly citizens. Sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you.

Lotto Syndicate

Places are rapidly filling up in the Gusserane GAA Club's lotto Syndicate. The club's major fundraiser this year is aimed towards putting in a gym in the club house in Gusserane. It involves getting 300 people to sign up to €20 per month for a full year. Payment includes you in a large lotto syndicate where you will be included in each National Lottery and Euromillions Draw each week for the year and also includes a paid up ticket for the Model County Draw.

There will be two lucky winners drawn from the hat each month as well as a special draw for fully paid up members. The club will be looking for members to join up before the end of February. Further details are available from any member of the Gusserane GAA Club executive committee and from the Gusserane GAA Facebook and GORahilly Twitter accounts.

Coffee morning

Senior citizens Concern CLG are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to noon in St Louis Day Care Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Day Care Centre. All welcome.

Gusserane School

Gusserane National School is at present taking enrolments for the new school year 2019/2020. Please contact Sandra at 051 562107 between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Monday to Friday for an enrolment form or alternatively, you can email on

The school also has a website if any parent would like to have a look.


The numbers drawn on Tuesday, February 5, were 4, 7, 18 and 19. The match-three winners were Mary Astley, Ballycullane; Pauline Hayes, Ballycullane; Ollie Whelan, Ballycullane. Peg Murray c/o K Parker; Jim Lacey c/o J Flynn and Anne B Egan, Boley. The jackpot next week stands at €6,050 as it was not won. Cards Winners in the hall last week were Dave Murphy, Pat Whelan and Pat Murray. Second went to Alice Gaffney, Jamie Grangle and Johnny Colfer. In third place was Pat Ryan, Tom Corcoran and Watty Byrne while the LGD went to Johnny Larkin, PJ Doyle and Jim Kehoe. Raffle winners were Katie Whelan, Mag Cullen, Jamie Grangle and Pat Ryan.


Camross Drama Group

Following the last meeting, several One-act plays were read, auditioned for and cast - rehearsals have already begun and show dates and venues are being planned. More details soon.

All members are asked to attend the AGM on Wednesday, February 13, 8 p.m. in Camross Hall. New members always welcome. Like us on Facebook for updates.

Camross ICA

Our last meeting was held on Monday, January 4, in Camross Hall. Mary Kelly thanked the ladies for sowing the daffodils in the garden and the ladies who recently visited Knockeen Nursing Home to entertain the residents with a few songs and recitations. The winner of the best '6 chocolate chip cookies' was Dympna Kelly.

We then had a visit from yoga and pilates instructor Julie, who runs a few classes in the TAG Center (Taghmon). She told us about the differences between the two classes and gave us a great demonstration of a few yoga and pilates moves. Kay Doyle and Margaret O'Gorman served some truly delicious tea and homemade scones.

A few dates for your diary: February 16 - We will be visiting 'Trudy's Kitchen' in New Ross. February 21 - table quizz in Cooney's in Oulart. February 25 - Federation Meeting in the Riverbank Hotel. April 24 - ICA's Got Talent in Camross Hall. April 13 - Art and Craft Day in Enniscorthy. April 29 - Our AGM June 6 - Special Occasion, theme: 'ICA on Tour'.

Our next meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 4, in Camross Hall. The competition will be the 'Home made St Patrick's Day Badge' (Any medium, craft or size). Check out where you can find out all about the ICA and your local guild.

Caroreigh NS

All students in St Garvan's NS, Caroreigh, recently attended the pantomime in Coláiste Abbain Adamstown. They thoroughly enjoyed the live performance and in particular highlights was the large number of past pupils taking part in the production.

Last Wednesday, January 30, was the feast day of St Aidan, the patron of diocese of Ferns. To mark this, pupils attended Mass where they provided music, did readings, prayers and presented gifts.

Wexford Water Safety AGM

Wexford Water Safety's AGM will take place on March 2 at 7.30 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford.

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