Around the districts: Clongeen, Gusserane, Newbawn and Taghmon-Camross
Clongeen - Clongeen GAA AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Clongeen GAA will take place on Friday 18th January at 8:30pm in the clubhouse.
The €2 club lotto jackpot is now at €6,000, tickets available from local shops and pubs. Next draw is on Monday 21st January at 9pm in Scullys Bar.
The GAA National Club draw tickets are on sale, tickets €10.00. Tickets to be returned to committee members as soon as possible.
This friendly group meets every Wednesday morning during school terms between 9:30am and 11:30am 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. As toddlers are growing up and moving on to the next step in their young lives, we have loads of room for new comers this September. Please feel free to share this information and we look forward to seeing both new and familiar small and bigger faces. For more info, visit and like our Facebook page or you can call or text Véro on 086 103 4878.
Over 35's Soccer
Last weekends game saw a win for the young fellas again by a few goals, so after a long time, they seems to have come up with a bit of a winning formula, the challenge is to keep it going.
In the meantime there's been a few possible late entries for the International Game due to take place on the first bank holiday weekend in May, 13 are already booked and heading to London. A couple more can still be added, so if your able to play and considering having a great weekend away, you ought to get involved sharpish.
Remember that games take place on Saturday evenings at 6pm indoor in Grantstown. 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 either by text or a call to 086 859 6627.
Ramsgrange Community School is having a variety concert on Thursday 24th January. A range of acts to include singers, comedians, trad players and much much more will take to the stage. Tickets costs are only €8 each or a family for 3, costs €20, which could be the ideal after Christmas present. Tickets can be purchased in the school.
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Winners in the hall last week were Kieran Keating, Jimmy Haughton and Willie White. Second went to Larry Larkin, Karl Hall and Johnny Cogley. Third were Dave Murphy, James McDonald and Pat Whelan. The last game draw winners last week were Alice Gaffney, Margaret O'Neill and Pat Murray while the raffle winners were Dave Murphy, Peter Stafford, Charlie Collins and Luke Power.
Gusserane GAA Club are embarking on a major fundraiser for 2019 with a view to putting in a gym at the club's facilities 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 and from the Gusserane GAA Facebook and GORahilly Twitter accounts.
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.
The inevitable outcome of the chronic shortage in priests will hit home in Gusserane from the beginning of February. There will no longer be Saturday Vigil Mass celebrated in St John the Baptist Church. The only weekend Mass in Gusserane will take place on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. from February 3 onwards.
There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 13, 17, 18 and 25 so this week's jackpot stands at €5,450. With no match-three winner, the match-three prize fund rises to €600 this week.
Campile Hall Study Group still l have some places available in their parent's supervised study group for third, fifth or sixth year students in Campile hall. Study takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at a cost of €20 per month. If anyone is interested in joining for the new school term just ring Nicholas to book in or to make inquiries at 087 9418661 or Campile hall at 087 2183300.
Ramsgrange Community School is having a variety concert on Thursday, January 24, There will be a range of acts including singers, comedians, trad players and much much more. Tickets are €8 each or family ticket of three for €20. Tickets can be purchased in the school.
The Tintern Abbey Trail Run takes place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, at Tintern Abbey. Gusserane Coiste na nÓg are pleased to announce the sixth staging of the Tintern Run, in the medieval grounds of the Abbey.
There are two courses to choose from - 5km and 8km. Both courses capture the best of the stunning trails that surround Tintern Abbey. The event caters for all levels of fitness, from elite runner to casual walker.
Registration can be completed by logging onto the Tintern Run Facebook page or go to active.com and of course you can also register on the day from 10 a.m. The run commences at 11 a.m. Please follow the signs for parking.
Gusserane O'Rahillys camogie club will hold their annual registration night on Friday, January 18, at 7.30 p.m. If you have any girls interested in playing a team sport and becoming fit and healthy come over to the clubhouse in Gusserane where we would be delighted to see you. We are registering players for all ages from Under-sixes to under-14s this year.
If any parents would like to get involved in mentoring or helping out in any way please ask us on the night as we have a great structure in place to facilitate this process.
Ballycullane Ploughing Association will hold their annual ploughing match on Sunday, January 20, at 11 a.m. in Tintern on lands kindly given by the Tubritt family.
The late Joe Crosbie
Much regret was felt around the Newbawn-Adamstown area following the passing of Joe Crosbie in the New Haughton Hospital, New Ross on Tuesday night following a recent illness.
Formerly from Ballyshannon and Misterin and more recently Pondfields, New Ross, Joe, who was in his 83rd year was a very popular member of the local community.
Sympathy is extended to all of his relatives and friends. Burial took place in Adamstown cemetery on Friday following requiem Mass in New Ross parish church. May he rest in peace.
Well done Lisa
The lucky winner of €245 in the local split-the-pot draw that took place in Foleys pub last Thursday night was Lisa O'Sullivan of Carrigbyrne, Well done, Lisa. The next draw will take place at the same venue on Thursday, January 24, at 9.30 p.m.
Envelopes for your name and phone number, with just €2 inserted gains entry to the draw. The envelopes and collection boxes are available at all times in all business premises round the Newbawn area, and at the back of the local church at weekends.
Half the takings goes to the winner with the other half equally divided between church funding and towards the insurance and general upkeep of the Community Sportsground.
Newbawn parish draw
The January parish draw will take place after Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart Newbawn on Sunday the 27th with €300. €200 and €100 as the prizes. Tickets costing €5 each or €20 to cover the four remaining months of the draw may be purchased from and of the parish council members.
Camross Drama Group
We would like to wish all our loyal audiences a very Happy New Year. Group members took a well earned break over the holiday period but ready now to plan for a dramatic 2019.
A meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 8 p.m. in Caroreigh Old School - new members welcome. Like us on Facebook for updates.
Taghmon ICA held its last meeting on December 12 in the Scout Hall. President Mary Noonan opened the meeting. Sympathy was extended to the Doran family.
Demonstration of Christmas Flowers Arrangements by Pauline Kehoe was open to visitors. Pauline made it all look very simple, festive and elegant. All arrangements were raffled. Hostess Mary Monaghan served a lovely festive tea. Competition was won by Suzanne Kelly, nicest Christmas Candle.
Next meeting is on January 16 at 7.30 p.m. in Scout Hall. Speaker: Sasha Roche Kelly on 'Wellness'. Competition: Most unusual Christmas card. Make a New Year resolution: Join your Local ICA Guild.
Our last meeting was held on Monday, January 7, in Camross Hall. The ladies enjoyed a Mary Kelly recalled our most enjoyable Christmas dinner which took place in the Oak Tree in Foulksmills.
Mary wished everyone a happy new year. The winner of the funniest Christmas card was Berna Cadogan. Breda Nolan and Ann O'Gorman served some truly delicious tea and homemade scones.
This was followed by a most interesting talk from Cliona Connolly, Environmental Awareness Officer for Wexford County Council. She talked about how to reduce waste and recycle plastics in our homes. She told us of the new list of recyclables. Everything that goes in our bins of recyclables must be clean, loose and dry. We learned that most black plastics cannot be recycled and that shredded papers should go in our brown bins. There is a lot of new information on recycling at mywaste.ie. She also gave a great tip on how to do a shopping list: take a picture of the content of your fridge.
Our next meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, February 4, in Camross Hall. The competition will be the '6 chocolate chip cookies'.
Did you know that the ICA has a website ica.ie where you can find out all about the ICA and your local guild?
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