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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Around the districts: Cushinstown, Duncannon, Gusserane, Horeswood, St Leonards

Enjoying the ‘Big Hello’ community event in Duncannon community centre were Bríd Foley, Eileen Roche, Duncannon; Teresa Foley, Duncannon; Lillian Kennedy, Duncannon and Margaret McDonald, Campile
Enjoying the ‘Big Hello’ community event in Duncannon community centre were Bríd Foley, Eileen Roche, Duncannon; Teresa Foley, Duncannon; Lillian Kennedy, Duncannon and Margaret McDonald, Campile

Cushinstown: Noel Walsh Memorial 5k Race - Terrerath Church Committee wish to thank everyone who ran/walked and supported the Noel Walsh Memorial 5k Race.

Winners - Club team of three - Adamstown AC, Family Team of three - Mooney Family, First Female - Sinéad Brannegan, First Male - David Larkin, First Junior under-20 Danny McDonald, First Over 35 Male-Colin Carney, Over 35 Female Liz Cullen, First Over 45 Male - Charlie Kent, First Over 45 Female Edel English, under-16 Male Seán Brennan and under-16 girls Sadbh Creane. Congratulations to all the Winners.

Ballyanne ICA

The members of Ballyanne I.C.A will hold their monthly meeting this Tuesday May 14, in Rathgarogue Community Hall at 8.00pm. At the April Meeting the President offered a vote of sympathy to Mrs. Kathleen Byrne on the death of her husband, Michael R.I.P.At the April A.G.M meeting a new Secretary was appointed, so we wish Ms. Patti Murphy the best in the future. The members are looking forward to their Annual Outing, this year they are planning to visit many places in Co. Carlow.They are preparing for the Special Occasion Competition.

Split-the-pot

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.

Terrerath Hall

Bingo every Wednesday night at 8pm, 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.

Free Digital Skills Course

This is funded by the Dept. Communication Climate Action and Environment, and is open to anyone wanting to know how to use laptop, I-pad, Smart phone or tablet. Course includes - Setting up email address, sending emails with attachments/photos etc, social media, Using e-government services car tax, ROS online, safety and shopping online. Library services available online. Courses are 2.5 hours over four weeks. Delivered in CTEC and in the Libraries. If we can get a group of 8-10 people together we can deliver a course for your group in any venue nearby with good WIFI access. For more information please contact CTEC 053 9121036 or email info@ctecwexford.ie.

Citizens online

A free computer course, Citizens on Line, is being offered to all citizens by Irish Rural Link. It involves five two-hour sessions over 10 weeks and is being run in the local hall. All laptops and course material is supplied for the course. If interested please contact Anna Kehoe at 087 2707606.

Duncannon

Notes deadline

Deadline for inclusion in the Duncannon Notes is 5 p.m. on Thursdays. duncannonnotes@gmail.com.

St. James' GAA

Lotto - The jackpot is €12,500 and the next draw will take place on the evening, Tuesday, May 14. 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.

Barn dance - We are happy to announce that the St James' barn dance will be on Saturday, June 22, this year. So save a date in your diaries for one of the biggest sessions of the year. We will have more details closer to the date.

Active Retirement

Our next monthly meeting will be held on June 3, in St Louis Day Care Centre, starting at 2.15 p.m. Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. 087 6372084.

Trip to Castlecomer - We will be going on a day outing to Castlecomer, Kilkenny, on Wednesday, May 22. This trip will include a visit to the Discovery Park, a Cookery Talk at Edward Hayden's Cookery School incl. Scones, tea and coffee. We will also visit Duiske Glass gift shop. Then on the way home we will visit Dunne's in Kilkenny. We will also stop somewhere for lunch. I will let you know when we have more detail. Look forward to as many of you as possible joining us.

Pilgrimage to Knock

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo, on Sunday, July 7, which is the Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick-up Points: Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile, and New Ross. Fare €58 (including two meals). For more details and to book, contact Nicholas Bowe at 051 388 437 or 087 9418661.

Gusserane

First Communion

First Holy Communion Mass will take place in St John the Baptist Church in Gusserane on Saturday, May 18, Hypnotist.

Gusserane's Coiste an nOg, Ladies' Football and camogie clubs are coming together on Sunday night, June 2, to host a night of comedy with popular hypnotist, Jason O'Callaghan in the complex in Ballycullane. Admission is only €10 and a great night's fun is guaranteed.

Cards

Winners in the hall last week were Nick Doyle, Mick Reville and Willie Kehoe. Second went to John Sinnott, Kathleen Cadogan and Martin Stafford. In third place were Karl Hall, Johnny Cogley and James Larkin while the LGD went to Dave Murphy, James McDonald and Pat Whelan. Raffle winners were Dave Murphy, Eddie McDonald, Jimmy Haughton and Watty Byrne.

Lotto

There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 13, 15, 17 and 19. The one match-three winner was Brendan Colfer. This week's jackpot stands at €8,000.

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 vegetables in a community plot.

Knock

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 7, for the Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick-up Points at Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile, and New Ross. The fare is €58 including two meals. For more information contact Nicholas Bowe at 051 388437 or 087 9418661.

GAA Nursery

Gusserane GAAs nursery group commenced 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. Gusserane O'Rahillys have a vibrant and progressive underage section and strongly encourage you to bring your young son along on Saturday mornings.

Horeswood

GAA club news

The Junior Hurlers beat Bannow-Ballymitty 1-17 to 1-11 at home in the league last week. They meet the same opposition in the Jamesie Kinsella Cup on Tuesday the 14th at 7.30. The junior footballers will be in action in the District Championship on Friday the 17th while the seniors play Castletown at home in the league on Saturday the 18th at 7 p.m.

The golf classic will be held in New Ross Golf Club on Friday, June 14, while the Kennedy Run goes ahead on Saturday, June 22.

Coiste na nÓg

The minor footballers were beaten 7-5 to 2-9 by Mogueen Gaels in the Matty Forde Cup while the under-15 lost 2-12 to 6-10 at home to Our Lady's Is/St Fintan's. The under-13 footballers were beaten 3-4 to 2-2 by Oylegate. Fixtures. Wednesday the 15th under-11 Molloy League Hurling in Horeswood, Thursday the 16th under-15 hurling away to Duffry Rovers. Monday the 20th Matty Forde Cup away to St Mary's Maudlintown.

Rackard League

The Scoil Mhuire Rackard League Hurling team was beaten 6-10 to 1-5 by a very strong Oulart side in the A semi-final in Bellfield on Thursday. The Rising Stars team will play away to Rathangan in the semi-final.

Plant Sale

Ballycullane Veggie Group are holding a plant sale and coffee morning on Saturday, May 18, at 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.

Knock pilgrimage

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 7, for the Ferns Diocesan Day Pick-up Points Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile, and New Ross. Fare €58 includes two meals - contact Nicholas Bowe at 051 388437/087 9418661.

Computer Course

Getting Citizens Online is a completely free 10-hour computer course provided by Irish Rural Link and the Department of Communications to enable all citizens to become computer literate and use the internet. It is based locallyl in community venues and halls. It consists of five two-hour classes. It is aimed at beginners and all adults are welcome.

For more information or to enroll in your area phone Anna Kehoe at 087 2707606h.

Horeswood ICA

At their recent AGM, president Philomena Hartley, on behalf of the members, thanked all those who supported a recent coffee morning where €1,400 was raised for the Irish Cancer Society. She also thanked all the Guest Speakers and Guest Demonstrators, who came along to the monthly meetings over the last year. It was very much appreciated.

The annual Horeswood ICA Mystery Tour is being organised for Tuesday, June 11, this year, so anyone interested in joining the tour can Save the Date now in their calendars, as more information will follow shortly. To reserve seats now contact secretary Catriona at 087 6913400 or treasurer Hilda at 087 9964091.

Next meeting on Tuesday, June 4, New members welcome.

St Leonards

Cards

Winners fo the cards in St Leonards hall last week were; Dave Walsh, James McDonald and Andy Reville. In seond place were; Pat Whelan, Michael Kehoe and Seán O'Grady. Third prize went to, Peter Stafford, Kitty Roche and Margaret. The last game draw winners were Conor Cadogan, Alice Gaffney and Larry Larkin. Raffle winners on the night were; Carmel Kehoe, Johnny Flynn, Nick Doyle and John Joe Murphy. The cards continue every Saturday night at 8.30 p.m.

Lotto

There was no jackpot winner in the Tintern lotto draw last week. Brendan Colfer, Newbawn was the only match-three winner and he received €200. The numbers drawn were 13, 15, 17 and 19. Next week's jackpot is €8,000 and next week's match-three winners will share €200. Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members.

Veggie Group

Ballycullane Veggie Group are holding a plant sale and coffee sale on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Balycullane 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 mornings at 11 a.m.

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