Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the districts: Cushinstown, Duncannon, Gusserane

Daniel Rossiter, Cara Cullimore, Lily Rossiter and Holly Cullimore having a good time at the recent coffee morning in The Cabin, New Ross
Daniel Rossiter, Cara Cullimore, Lily Rossiter and Holly Cullimore having a good time at the recent coffee morning in The Cabin, New Ross

Cushinstown: 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

Presidents Prize - Marie McWilliams, 1.Mary Finn, 2.Marie McWilliams, 3.Mary Rochford, 4.Kathleen Kennedy, 5.Monica Harte, Past President's Prize Betty Kelly.

Results for the month of February - February 7: 1.Betty Kelly/Marie McWilliams, 2.Mary Finn/Tess Ryan, 3.Monica Harte/Kathleen Kennedy. February 14: 1.Kathleen Kelly/Mary Rochford, 2.Marie McWilliams/Marie McWilliams, 3.Ann Furlong/Margaret Bradley. February 21: 1.Ann Furlong/Margaret Bradley, 2.Anne Kennedy O'Brien/Roisin Kelly, 3.Anne Curtis/Mary Finn. February 28: 1.Paddy Whitty/Josephine O'Hanlon, 2.Kathleen O'Farrell/Carmel Delaney, 3.Claire Delaney/John Halpin.

Rathgarogue Hall

Pilates starting for another six weeks of a Tuesday 6.30-7.30 and Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. same times as last block. Please contact 085 1419596 for booking or more information.

Terrerath Hall

Bingo is played every Wednesday night at 8 p.m., we would appreciate all support.

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.

Brass Band in Concert

Come see the HFC Brass Band in concert featuring special guests on Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m. in Terrerath Church. Guests include FCA pipeband, John Dwyer Fiddle Player, Michael O'Connor and Noel Dunne Singers, Tony Aspel and Martin Ryan, Hayley Crosbie Singer, Triona Mooney Flute and Jackie Stacey Choir. Tickets €5 each available from committee members. Proceeds to Terrerath Community Development Fund.


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 please turn up this Saturday.

Community Games

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.


Notes deadline

Deadline for inclusion in the Duncannon Notes is 5 p.m. on Thursdays.

Village renewal

A Village Renewal Meeting will be held at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 8, in the Star of the Sea Centre, Duncannon. This is an opportunity to find out what plans are in the pipeline for our area and to become involved if you wish.

St James' GAA Lotto

The lotto jackpot is €11,000 and the next draw will take place on the evening of Tuesday, March 5. Tickets are €2 each and can be purchased from committee members and in local shops and pubs. The club would like to thank all the ticket sellers and the premises who take their lotto books for ticket sales.

Active retirement

The monthly meeting will be held on Monday, April 1, in St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, starting at 2.15 p.m. Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New members welcome.

Trip to Omniplex Cinema, Wexford - We are off to see the Favourite, on Wednesday, March 6 - Cost €15 - Lunch in Farmers Kitchen before film - Non-members welcome - Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at midday - usual pick-ups on way - To book, phone 051 389 012 or 087 0544976.

Trip to Kilkenny - Day trip on Monday, March 25 - Cost €15 - Non-members, €20 - Deposit €10 - Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at 9 a.m. Pick-ups: Wellingtonbridge 8.30 a.m., Elm Tree Cross 8.35 a.m., Balliniry 8.40 a.m. and Campile 9.10 a.m. To book, phone 051 389 012 or 087 0544976.

Annual Holiday - This has been arranged with South East Tours for Monday, May 13, to Friday, May 17. Staying in the Maritime Hotel Bantry, Cost per person sharing €529. Single supplement €25 extra per night. Cost includes bed and Breakfast, Evening Dinner, Transport to and from Bantry, Day Trips, Entrance fee and Gratuities. Why not ask a friend to join you non-members welcome at no extra cost. To book, phone 051 389 012 or 087 0544976.

Fashion show

Senior citizens Concern CLG is hosting a Fashion Show on Thursday, March 21, at 8 p.m. in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola. Featuring a variety of local shops and a raffle on the night. Tickets cost of tickets €15 and can be purchased from the Day Care Centre in Ramsgrange or by calling us at 051 389 509. All proceeds are in aid of St Louis Day Care Centre.

School enrolment

Any parent who wishes to enrol their child/children for September, 2019 in St Oliver's National School, Duncannon, please contact the school at 051 389 206 or email on or before Friday, March 8.

Abbey ladies golf society

It was a damp morning in The Abbey but 23 golfers played in our first outing of 2019. Winners as follows 1st: Rosarii Donovan 32 points (back 9, 22 points) 2nd: Brigid Murphy 32 points (last 6, 12 points) 3rd: Ciss Wallace (last 6, 10 points) Cat 1 - Carole Murphy 31 points, Cat 2 - Teenie Murphy 32 points (last 6, 8 points) Cat 3 - Margaret Egan 28pts. Nearet Pin - Isobel Tubritt and Birdie Club €11.50 each, Marie Therese & Betty Sexton. Next outing in Carriglaide on March 23.

ICA guild news

The February meeting of Duncannon ICA Guild was held on February 12 with 18 members in attendance.

President Gretta passed a vote of sympathy with the Murphy family on the death of Rena Murphy and the Cox family on the death of Ita Cox. Gretta has happy memories of Rena as a member of the guild especially their participation in a drama competition in Inch hall. Ita was a founder member of senior citizens Concern, whose vision was to improve facilities for the senior members of our communities. She encouraged the guild to help at fundraising events and the St Louis Day Care Centre stands today as a testament to the work of the committees she served on for many years. A strong link between the centre and the guild continues today and Gretta encouraged members to support the coffee morning on February 19.

The greatly anticipated night out in Aldridge Lodge did not disappoint as the tasting menu served up tastes, textures and locally produced food of the highest quality. It was a night to relax, chat and enjoy the camaraderie that is so evident in the guild.

Six members availed of two hours free bowling in Leisure Max and greatly enjoyed the experience.

The exercise classes with Maureen Costello are a big hit and will continue for another four weeks.

ICA's Got Talent will be held on April 24 and plans are already in place for our participation in group singing.

Michelle Colfer, a local artist, was the guest speaker and she introduced us to the art of origami, a Japanese paper folding technique. With her guidance we succeeded in making a Valentine's heart and a butterfly. Michelle brought along a beautiful display of her work, installations in jars and picture form, suitable as gifts for many occasions.

Helena was placed in first place in the black and white portrait section of the photographic competition and Marie was first in the colour section 'old and abandoned'. Both now go forward to the national competition.

Eleanor and Bebe served a lovely tea and the raffle was won by Mgt. H., Bebe and Helena


Lotto Syndicate

Gusserane GAA would like to thank those answered the call for their lotto Syndicate fundraiser which closed last week. Hopefully their investment will be returned (with interest) this time next year when the winnings will be divided out.

Community Hospital

The annual church gate collection in aid of New Ross Community Hospital will take place after Mass on Sunday, March 10. Your support would be most welcome once again.

Daffodil Day

The annual coffee morning for daffodil day will be held in Gusserane Hall on Friday, March 22. Anyone, who would like to bake, help out in any way or come for coffee and a chat are most welcome. If you would like to donate daffodils or help sell them please contact Margaret at 087 1331779.


Well done to the Gusserane under-17 minor footballers on a super win over St Anne's in the O'Loughlin Cup final last week. The boys put in storming second and final quarters to seal the victory.


Winners in the hall last week were Pat Whelan, James McDonald and Pat Murray. Second went to Kathleen Cadogan, John Sinnott and Martin Stafford. In third place was Karl Hall, Johnny Cogley and James Larkin while Nick Doyle, Mick Reville and Willie Kehoe. The last game draw went to Alice Gaffney, Margaret O'Neill and Larry Larkin. Raffle winners were Jimmy Haughton, PJ Doyle, Anna Kearns and Martin Stafford.


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 are widely on sale in the area 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.

Fashion Show

Senior citizens Concern CLG are hosting a Fashion Show on Thursday, March 21, at 8 p.m. in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola. Featuring a variety of Local Shops there will also be a raffle on the night. Tickets can be purchased from the Day Care Centre in Ramsgrange. For more information you can ring them at 051 389509. The cost of tickets is €15 and all proceeds are in aid of St Louis Day Care Centre.


There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 1, 3, 4 and 12. There was no match-three winner either so this week's jackpot stands at €6,500 and the match three stands at €400.

Solomon Islands

There was a great crowd in Gusserane Hall recently for the annual card games in aid of Fr Jim Nolan's work in the Solomon Islands where €700 was raised. A special word of thanks to those that made a special effort with refreshments on the night. It is much appreciated.

GAA News

The New Ross District GAA will hold their annual awards night on Friday, March 15. The Gusserane club's recipient this year will be Mikey Hennessy from Garrycullen. Anyone wanting to attend the function in the Horse and Hound are asked to get their name to Shane Cullen, Lorraine O'Neill or Kenneth Cahill as soon as possible. Tickets cost €28.

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