Thursday 21 November 2019

Around the districts: Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Graiguenamanagh, Rathnure, Tullogher-Rosbercon

Andrew, Lachlann and Marian Halpin from The Rower who were in New Ross rugby club watching the recent world cup game between Ireland and New Zealand
Andrew, Lachlann and Marian Halpin from The Rower who were in New Ross rugby club watching the recent world cup game between Ireland and New Zealand

Clonroche-Poulpeasty: Clonroche Development Association - With the car park lighting switched on in Clonroche Amenity Park this week the project is nearing first phase competition.

The park, a very popular venue for all the community, is used extensively day and night, Walking under the lights after work is proving very popular with people, and with a quiet, safe, and appealing environment why not join them. The park is free and open to all.

We invite visitors from our neighboring areas, Courtnacuddy, Adamstown, Raheen, Davidstown, Poulpeasty, to freely avail of this facility, keep their fitness levels up and make new friends the car park is open from 8.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. every day. Pedestrians can enter the park at all times.

If you haven't visited this seven-acre facility yet, you are cordially invited to take a look. Take your kids or grand kids to play in the Children's Playground.

Cloughbawn GAA 'The Chaser'

Cloughbawn GAA Club will launch the new nationwide show ; The Chaser their major fundraiser for this year on Wednesday, October 30, at 8 p.m. in the Cloughbawn GAA Complex, Castleboro. The Chaser is run on a nationwide scale by Pallas Marketing. Each of the six contestants selected can win €1,500 at the show on Saturday 30 th November 2019 in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola.

Contestants are drawn from the audience and answer seven questions with four possible answers valued at €100, €200, €300, €400, €600, €800, €1,000. The ones in red are milestones contestant must choose after each question if they wish to bank the amount won or take another question. Contestants have two lifelines 'Ask the audience' and 'Take one' which will reduce the number of answers by one. Each lifeline can be used once. Contestants then take the amount won to face the Chaser. They start on step five and Chaser starts on step seven. Chaser will offer 150% of amount won to take step nearer or 30% of amount won to take a step nearer home.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards improving and promoting Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and culture in our community. The organising committee extends an open welcome to all to attend the launch.

The show will be launched by two Wexford senior hurlers Harry Kehoe and Connal Flood. The Bob O'Keefe Cup will also be in attendance. You will also get a sneak preview of the show. advance and will not be on sale at the door on the night so people are encouraged to purchase their tickets early.

Cloughbawn GPA

Cloughbawn GPA would like to thank all landowners in our region for their continued support and assistance.

We would like to re-assure all landowners that all our members are covered by the IFA insurance approved scheme and carry identification while hunting and shooting on your land.

We are always available for vermin control or for any other assistance we can offer, please contact any local member or secretary Myles Somers 087 2877979.

Donard NS

Best of luck to our boys and girls Rackard League football teams who will play in District finals on Wednesday, November 6. This is a great achievement for all the boys and girls from Donard NS and Clonroche NS.

Music Generation - Pupils are enjoying music lessons with traditional musician Orla. Pupils will have eeks of tin-whistle lessons with a performance at the end.

Living Arts Project - Senior pupils are exploring the themes of 'Biodiversity' and 'Native Flora and fauna' with artists Deirdre and Jenni through the medium of print.

Community Games

Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent local church gate collections in the parishes of Bree, Davidstown and Cloughbawn in aid of the local Community Games. A total of €721 was raised.

Community Games activities for the coming year begin on November November 5. Draughts and Chess classes will take place in Bree Community Centre from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on each Tuesday night. All children from the parishes of Bree, Davidstown and Cloughbawn under-eight to 15 years are welcome to come along. Cost is €2 per child to a max of €5 per family.

Good Luck

Well done to a very talented Shayne McDonald Poulpeasty, who is part of the Waterford FC under-13 team who progress to the shield final on Saturday, November 2, against Athlone town. Best of luck Shayne.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning and sale will be held in Clonroche community hall on Friday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to midday in aid of Irish life boats and Killegney Rossdroit parishes. There will be a raffle, cakes, bricabrac, produce, books, bottle stall and much more.

Come and buy your Christmas cards and gifts and stay for a cuppa and a chat. Everyone welcome.


Graig Notes

To submit news items, club events, announcements etc for the notes email Deadline is Thursday 6 p.m.


The numbers drawn were 13, 27, 28 and 30, and there was no winner; next week's jackpot stands at €10,000, Reserve jackpot €8,850. Consolation winners winners of €30 each were Martina Bolger, Pat Gill, Ken Doyle, Leo Conran, Luke Dreelan. Tickets available from all local outlets or from any committee member.

Citizens Information

The Citizen's Information office in main street Graignamanagh is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Providing a free private and confidently information service available to all.

Tidy Towns Jackpot

This week's results are first prize - Jake Roche - €305 second prize - Maura Whelan - €50, third prize - Julie and Christy Brown - €25. Money raised through the jackpot will be used to keep the town looking well all year round. Draw takes place every Thursday in the CE Office at between 4 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.

Historical AGM

The Graig Historical Society held its annual meeting in the Duiske inn on Friday, October 11, and the following officers were elected president:Mary Buckley, chairperson William Crean, Vic Chair Michael Murphy, secretary David Flynn, Assistant secretary Patricia Maguire, treasurer Bronagh Whelan, Assistant treasurer William Crean, Pro Dan Malone, Special tourist officer: Ray Talbot.

Horse Racing

Congratulations to local Jockey Brothers Dannie and Mikie Sheehy, who both won races last week, Mikie had his fourth winner when he rode Scholastic at the Curragh on Tuesday, October 22, Owned by Mrs A O'Brien and trained by Mr Aiden O'Brien, Dannie had his first winner after coming back after a bad injury back about four moths ago when he rode Teddy Boy at Navan on Wednesday, October 23, for owner Aileen Lynam, and trainer by Mr E Lynam. Well done to all involved.


Church Notes

Anniversaries: Saturday, November 2, 7.30 p.m. - David and Eileen Crean. Hannah Caulfield and deceased members of the Caulfield family.

Mass This Week: Tuesday and Thursday Mass at 9.30 a.m. Vigil Mass for All Saints at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday Mass for All Saints at 10.30 a.m. 'Do This In Memory' at the 10.30 a.m. Mass next Sunday, November 3.

Rathnure Church Restoration: Congratulations to Breda Barron, Rathnure, who won €480 in the Split-The-Pot draw. The next draw will be held on Tuesday, November 5. Thanks to all who supported and please continue to support our fundraising.

Thank You: The HOPE Centre Enniscorthy thank all who supported their recent collection. €276 was raised in Rathnure. The HOPE Centre invite all those who have been touched by cancer to join them at the annual Candle Of Hope Service on Friday, November 1, in St Aidan's Cathedral at 8 p.m. The service will be broadcast live on South East Radio.


The jackpot on Tuesday the 29th OCt is €1,000.

Spooky Kids Halloween Disco

This is on in Rathnure hall on Wednesday, October 30, from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Prizes for best fancy dress. Lots of fun and games for all the kids and a visit from some spooky special guests.

St Anne's GAA Club

GAA National Draw Tickets will be on sale shortly at €10 each from players and committee members. Great prizes supplied by Croke Park. The club retains all money so please buy only from a Rathnure source. Thank you for your support.

Club lotto - The numbers drawn last Tuesday the 22nd were 2, 16, 24 and 26. No jackpot winner. There was one match-three winner who won €200. Jackpot this week: €15,000.

Clothes Recycling

Rathnure NS parents' association are having a Clothes Recycling Drive to help raise funds for our school. Please donate all your new and used men's, women's and children's clean unwanted clothing, shoes and linens. Mobile phones are accepted also but please place in a separate bag. Please deliver items to the school gate on the collection date - Tuesday the fifth before 10 a.m.

Shoebox Appeal

Shoebox Appeal is a nice thing to do for children in poorer places. Choose from the following ideas - Write (items for school): pencils, colouring pencils, copy books, colouring books, sharpeners. Wash (hygiene items): toothbrush, toothpaste, facecloth, soap, hairbrush. Wear (small clothing items): hat, scarf, gloves, underwear, socks. Wow (a treat): toy, sweets, cuddly toy, torch, tennis ball. You could easily fill a box from Dealz for under €12. €4 is required with the return of each shoebox. Please let Martin know if you can help by putting together a box or two: 087 4141633.

Craft Fair

The Rathnure Craft Fair is on Sunday, November 3, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in John Kelly Hall, Rathnure. Admission is free and there will be beautiful craft stalls, face painting and balloon modelling by 'SLAM, tea and coffee and a raffle on the day.

The event is in aid of Diabetes Wexford supporting children with diabetes. For further information contact Emma: 086 8428848 or find Rathnure Craft Fair on Facebook.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning and sale will be held in Clonroche community hall on Friday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to midday in aid of Irish life boats and Killegney Rossdroit parishes. There will be a raffle, cakes, bricabrac, produce, books, bottle stall and much more. Come and buy your Christmas cards and gifts and stay for a cuppa and a chat. Everyone welcome.


Tullogher's Young Guns

'The Young Guns', that is the Tullogher-Rosbercon under-15 hurlers certainly blazed a trail this year culminating in their winning of the Kilkenny championship. In a gripping final encounter against famed St Martin's of Muckalee the youngsters showed grit and determination to capture the title in the dying moments of the game.

Star of the show for the black and ambers was Danny Glennon, who contributed a massive 3-5 of the winning score of 3-9 to which St Martin's replied with 0-14 of their own.

As the game entered the dying stages it was level pegging but the young Tullogher lads found new reserves of energy and battled on to win in the end by a four-point margin. Apart from the talented Danny Glennon there were huge performances from captain, Cathal Mooney, Lar Murphy. Jamie Lyng but the rest of the team did their bit too in bringing home the Roinn B Kilkenny championship title.

The team was as follows, JJ Ryan, Ryan Murphy, Cathal Mooney (captain), David Kennedy, Aidan Lawlor, Lar Murphy (0-1), Pádraig Dooley, Marty Murphy, Niall Mooney, Dan Kennedy (0-1), Jamie Lyng (0-1), Kevin Aylward, Jack Handrick (0-1), Danny Glennon (3-5), Seán Ryan.

Development Draw

The Tullogher-Rosbercon GAA Club September Development Draw saw Joe and Mary Conway from Ballyknock win the first prize of €250. Jack Ryan of Tinneranny and John Joe Barron of Darbystown got cheques for €100 each. Consolations prizes of €50 went to Bartley and Mary Conway, Ballyknock, John O'Sullivan, Ballyfoyle, Liam Barron and Una Murphy both from Brownsford.

In the annual draw for subscribers Breda Walsh of Brownsford took the top prize of €250, James Gill of Shanbogh won a €100 and John and Margaret Barron from Brownsford got a cheque for €50. The October Draw takes place in the clubhouse tonight, October 31.

Community Alert

The Tullogher-Rosbercon Community Alert group had a very informative meeting in the Parish Hall recently.

Garda Conor Cleere spoke about the importance of securing your property and reporting any suspicious activity to the Gardaí. Niall Hogan from Bunclody Emergency Response detailed the advantages of the units and their help in providing security for people living alone. Donal Lonergan spoke about the value of a Defibrillator and how it can be used to save lives in an emergency situation.

Local member, Pierce Handrick, who mans the Text Alert Scheme emphasised the importance of reporting suspicious activities in the area to the relevant authorities.

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