Thursday 23 May 2019

Around the districts: Clongeen, Gusserane, Newbawn, Raheen and Taghmon-Camross

Clongeen - Recent Bereavements: It was a very sad time in Newcastle over the last while with the recent passing of Peggy O'Sullivan, back in February still only a few weeks gone by, to the most recent which took both her nearest neighbours of Stasia Butler, only over the ditch, and her other closest neighbour at the top of her lane, Owenie Cullen.

Although Stasia had been resident in Cherrygrove in Campile for the last number of years, it's still brings a very sad end to a much loved life to the Butler family and her many neighbours and friends from far and wide. Stasia passed away on Friday, April 26, followed within hours on the Saturday morning by the sudden passing of Owenie Cullen (retired postman) much to the surprise of many friends and neighbours who knew Owenie very well over the years.

We'd like to pass on our sincerest sympathies to the O'Sullivan, Butler and Cullen families in Newcastle and hope that they manage to cherish the great memories all three had in abundance and that over time, the loss will soften and the pain will ease, that comes from losing such a cherished family member.

Under-14 camogie

The first ever Clongeen under-14 camogie team travelled to Piercestown, the home of St Martin's and Kingpins of Wexford camogie, on Thursday, May 2. On a lovely sunny evening they played their hearts out in the under-14 Roinn 2B Championship. Some very good camogie was played and they battled with grit and determination right up to the final whistle. However, the very obvious advantage in height which St Martin's enjoyed in most sectors of the field was just too difficult to overcome and St Martin's ran out winners in the end.

The history makers were: Abbie Eustace-Casey, Aleshia Kehoe, Amy O'Sullivan, Aoibhinn Curtis, Aoife Kehoe, Blaithnaid McCormack, Caitlin Murphy, Caoimhe Gardiner, Ciara Farrell, Ella King, Ellieanna O'Grady, Emma Reville, Kaelah Farrell, Katie Kehoe, Keela Daly, Laura McCarthy, Lilly Mullins, Lilly O'Gorman, Mae O'Gorman, Róisín McCormack, Ruth Redmond, Sarah Bennett, Sarah-Kate Hopkins and Veronica Delahunty.

Over-35s soccer

By the time of going to print, the overseas international will have taken place in London and a full report, apart from the things you simply don't need to know, will appear in next week's edition. So watch this space for who did what, where and what, within reason.

In the meantime, games take place on Saturday evening at 5.30 p.m. 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 Burke a shout either by text or a call to 086 8596627 - he'll be delighted to hear from you.

Veggie Sale/Coffee Morning

Ballycullane Veggie Group are holding a Plant Sale and coffee morning on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. in Ballycullane Village hall. Flowers, vegetables and fruit will be on sale which is all organic and overall great value.

The group meets every Monday evening at 7 p.m. and on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.


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GAA Nursery

Gusserane GAA's nursery group will commence football training on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the GAA pitch in Ballycullane. Boys, who are currently in junior infants or are about to begin in junior infants in September are welcome to attend.


Congratulations to Paul and Johnny Colfer of Kilbraney and to Ray Kent of Rathimney, who were winners of the April draw for members of the Gusserane GAA Syndicate Draw. They each win €100. We'll done also to Mark Rossiter of Boley, who was the club's sole winner in the club and County April Draw. Mark won a €150 shopping voucher.


Sincere condolences to Mick Stafford and the Stafford family of Ballygarvan on the death of Maggie Stafford last week. Maggie's passing is particularly sad for the Stafford family as it comes so soon after the untimely death of Michael Stafford jnr in April. Maggie was buried in Gusserane after funeral Mass last Friday.


Winners in the hall last week were Johnny Larkin, PJ Doyle and Jim Kehoe. Second went to Kathleen Cadogan, John Sinnott and Martin Stafford. In third place was Karl Hall, Johnny Cogley and James Larkin. Fourth went to Nicholas Doyle, Mick Reville and Willie Kehoe while fifth went to Jimmy Haughton, Kieran Keating and Willie White. The LGD went to Pat Ryan, Tom Corcoran and Watty Byrne. Raffle winners were Willie White, James McDonald, Tom Corcoran and Martin Stafford.


There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 1, 4, 19 and 27. This week's jackpot now stands at €7,850. The match-three winners were Sinéad Murphy, Richard Molloy and Séamus Cullen.

Veggie Group

Ballycullane Veggie Group are holding a Plant Sale and coffee morning on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ballycullane Village Hall. Flowers, Vegetables and Fruit on sale. All organic - great value. The group meets every Monday evening at 7 p.m. and on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. New members are always welcome to learn how to grow veg in a community plot.


Field day meeting

There will be a public meeting on Thursday, May 16, at 8.30 p.m. in Newbawn hall regarding the annual field day which takes place each year on the second Sunday of July. All are welcome to attend the meeting and especially those people who are new to our parish.

As is well known the field day on the second Sunday of July each year has been for a long long time been an important part of our parish activities. In addition to raising much needed funding it helps to bring the whole community togrther, community spirit at its best.

At the meeting on 16th of this month the parish council hopes that there will be a good attendance and many people will contribute with their ideas to enhance the events of the day itself.

The big event this year falls on July 14 and hopefully as many people from the parish as possible will become involved in helping out.

Patron changes

The third Sunday of July has been Patron Sunday in Newbawn for the past number of years. Some unavoidable changes wii take place this year,

On Saturday, July 20, the blessing of the graves will take place in Faree cemetery at 2 p.m. and the blessing of the graves in Courthoyle cemetery will take place oon Saturday, July 20, at 3 p.m.

On Sunday, July 21, the patron Mass will take place at midday in church of the Sacred Heart Newbawn (note that this is instead of the normal 11 a.m. Mass) After the midday Mass the prayers and blessing of the graves will take place in the old cemetery (Clorane) and at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, prayers and blessing of graves will take place in the new cemetery at Newbawn.

Parish draw winners

The parish draw took place after Mass on Sunday, April 28, and the following were the lucky winner's - first prize €300 Statia Murphy, The Rock Lane, Carrigbyrne. Second prize: €200 Ann Macken Navan Co. Meath. Third prize: Angela Lacey Kilbraney Newbawn. Thanks to all who contributed.

A new series of monthly draws will commence this week with the usual amount of monthly prizes. It is €5 per month or €30 to cover the total six month period of the draw. The draws take place on the last Sunday of each month, Promoters will be on their usual rounds from this week with all proceeds going towards Newbawn parochial purposes.


The following people with close Newbawn connections passed away in the very recent past. We sympathise with all of their grieving relatives and friends.

Owen Cullen, Newcastle, Newbawn, who was in his early eighties died last Saturday week and whose burial took place in Clongeen cemetery on Monday following requiem Mass in the nearby church.

Anastasia Butler, Newcastle, Newbawn, who also died on Saturday, April 27, and whose burial took place in Clongeen cemetery on Tuesday, April 30, following requiem Mass in the nearby church. Joan Curtis (née Keating), Grallagh, Raheen, who was in her early ninties passed away on Monday of last week Her burial took place in Courthoyle cemetery on Wednesday following requiem Mass in Raheen church.

We sympathise especially with Nellie Breen, Kilbraney, Newbawn, whose brother John Byrne of Knockmarshal, Enniscorthy in addition to her sister, and her sister-in-law, all passed away recently within a forthnight of each other.

Sympathy also to the friends and relatives of Peter Kelly, Doononey, who died on Wednesday of last week and was buried in Adamstown cemetery following requiem Mass in the nearby church.

First communion

Twelve young people from Newbawn will receieve their first Holy Communion on Saturday, May 18, in the local church. The children of Raheen will receieve their first Holy Communion on this Saturday, May 11, We wish them all well.

May devotations

Prayers will be recited at the grotto adjaceny yo Newbawn church every Wednesday and Friday evening at 7.30 p.m. during the month of May. Prayers will be recited at the grotto in the Ballagh Raheen every evening at 8.30 p.m. except Saturday, during the month of May. All are welcome to come alomg for the rosary and other devotatations at both venues.


The lucky winner of the split-the-pot draw that took place in Foleys of Newbawn last Thursday night was none other than the St Abban's Adamstown GAA star player Tomas French of Old Court. Welldone.


Yoga Fundraiser

A Yoga Fundraiser hosted by Lyn Dunne and Tania Murphy will take place in the Brandon House Hotel on Thursday, May 16, commencing at 10 a.m. The fundraiser is being run in conjunction with Raheen Family Resource Centre and all money raised will go to local mental health services to fund counselling for children and young people. For more information contact Lyn at 083 0035460 or Tania at 087 4183594.

Coffee Break and Bingo

Raheen Family Resource Centre is hosting a Coffee Break and bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, May 7, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for older members of the community. The cost is €5 and all are welcome.


An affordable counselling service for children, young people and adults is available in Raheen Family Resource Centre. This service is available to anybody who is experiencing any kind of difficulty in their life which is causing them stress or anxiety. For further information contact Catherine at 051 442888.


Community Games

Our local athletics took part last Wednesday, May 1. There was a big turnout and we have some great races with close finishes. Thanks to all the parents who helped, the three transition year students, Hannah, Dearbhla and Aisling, Taghmon athletics club and the GAA club for the use of their facilities.

Results - Under-8 boys 60m: First Seán O'Callaghan, second Will Reville, third Niall O'Gorman, fourth Cathal Roche. under-8 girls 60m: first Olivia Ryder, second Megan Murphy, third Aideen Monaghan, fourth Amelia Doyle. under-8 girls 80m: first Olivia Ryder, second Megan Murphy, third Amelia Doyle, fourth Aideen Monaghan. under-8 boys 80m: first Will Reville, second Niall O'Gorman, third Seán O'Callaghan, fourth Cathal Roche.

Under-10 girls 100m: Kayleigh Butler, Emma Creane, Nykia Quigley, Niamh O'Callaghan. under-10 boys 100m: First Tom Reville, second Darragh Goff, third Luke Banville, fourth Jake Murphy. under-10 girls 200m: first Kayleigh Butler, second Emma Creane, third Nykia Quigley, fourth Layla Rose Bourke. under-10 boys 200m: first Tom Reville, second Luke Banville, third Darragh Goff, fourth Cillian Buttimer.

Under-12 girls 100m: First Ellie Murphy, second Grainne Kelly, third Chloe Goff, fourth Róisín Reville. under-12 boys 100m: first Jack Breen, second Danny Pierro Doyle, third John Pitt, fourth Cian Doyle. under-12 girls 600m: first Ellie Murphy, second Grainne Kelly, third Róisín Reville, fourth Amy Breen.

Under-14 girls 100m: First Elena Doyle, second Orla Kelly, third Becky Cashin. under-14 boys 100m: Ben O'Toole, second Bobby-Joe Pitt. under-14 boys 800m: first Ben O'Toole, second Bobby-Joe Pitt. under-14 girls 800m: first Elena Piero-Doyle, second Orla Kelly

Under-16 girls 100m: First Chloe O'Toole.

Long Puck under-12 boys: First John Pitt, second Danny Piero Doyle. Long Puck under-14 girls: first Caoimhe Reville, second Orla Kelly.

Under-12 girls Long Ball Throw: First Megan Sinnott, second Chloe Goff, third Róisín Reville. Under-12 boys Ball Throw first Danny Piero Doyle, second John Pitt.

Under-14 boys Long Jump: First Ben O'Toole, second Bobby-Joe Pitt. under-14 girls Long Jump: first Becky Cashin, second Orla Kelly, third Elena Piero Doyle.

Under-14 boys Shot Putt: First Ben O'Toole, second Bobby-Joe Pitt, third Connor Doyle. under-14 girls Shot Putt: Caoimhe Reville, second Elena Piero Doyle, third Orla Kelly.

Congratulations to all who took part. The county final is on Sunday, June 30, in Enniscorthy. Children can only take part in one event plus a relay. Please contact Theresa at 087 9514774 if your child wishes to go.

GAA club news

All our underage teams are very active for age groups from under-sevens upwards. Next up in terms of competitive action are the under-13 Footballers, who have a home game against St Mary's Maudlintown on Tuesday evening at 7.15 PM the under-15 Footballers are playing St Mary's Rosslare at home on Thursday at 7.15. The adult footballers are All County League action away to St Fintan's on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Try and get out and support the lads.

Please note that the lotto jackpot has increased to €12,500 as there was no winner this week although there were seven match-three winners that shared €200. The next draw is on Tuesday, May 14, at 8.30 p.m. in Grantstown. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online option.

Tickets can be purchased at the following website:

Tickets are also available locally through all the usual channels.

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