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Monday 24 June 2019

Around the districts: Cushinstown, Horeswood, Fethard-on-Sea

Cushinstown: Community Games. The Community Games Athletics Area Final takes place on Tuesday, May 21, in the New Ross Running Track at 7 p.m. Can children who are only available to attend the County Final on June 30 show up on the evening please. There will be a fun under-6 race too. If you need any more information please contact Geraldine O'Brien 087 7743205.

Rathgarogue-Cushinstown are hoping to enter an under-12 boys soccer team. Players must be born after August 1, 2007, and live within the Rathgarogue-Cushinstown boundary. Registration will cost €10 if not already registered with Community Games this year. If interested please text Anne Kent at 087 8337601 with child's name, DOB and address. Children need to be residing in the Community Games Boundary areas of Rathgarogue-Cushinstown.

Best of luck to the following children representing club and county at the Community Games May Festival in U.L.:Swimming: Ciaran McCarthy, Cael Colfer, Donnacha McCarthy, Sean Barry, Niall Barry, Nicole Colfer, Molly Hennessy Murphy and Jack Mythen.Talent: Laurie Bolger, Mia Walsh, Aoife Byrne and Aoife Barry U16 Irish Contemporary Dance group and Grace and Issy Walsh U12 Irish Contemporary Dance group. Model Making: Killian Kehoe U10, Alisha Kent U10 and David Kent U12.Handball: Caitlin Gaffney U13.Also big congratulations to all our other county medal winners to date. Art: Ciarán McCarthy 2nd U16.Handwriting: Billy Meehan 2nd U12.Swimming: Eabha Cullen 2nd & Hannah Hennessy Murphy 2nd. Talent: Abbie Cowman 2nd U12 solo singing.Model Making: Isobel Kehoe 2nd U12.Handball: Leah Byrne 2nd U13 girls, Michael O'Rourke 2nd U13 boys, Daniel Cowman 4th U13 boys.

Not forgetting our U13 Girls Indoor Soccer team who won the county final and represented us in Leinster and our U10 Boys Indoor Soccer team runners up at the county final.

Rathgarogue's field day returns.

Rathgarogue parents' association and Rathgarogue Community Development Committee are delighted to join forces and host Rathgarogue's first field day in approximately 35 years.

The proceeds of the day will be divided between the future development of an All-Weather Pitch at the School and the proposed new Community Hall in Rathgarogue.

There will be lots of stalls and activities for young and old to enjoy; cake stall, bottle stall, wheel of fortune, duck races, bric-à-brac, hanging tough and quad rides to name but a few.

We are currently appealing to everyone for donations for the bric-à-brac and bottle stalls. These can be dropped off at Scoil Naomh Áine during school hours. We look forward to everyone joining us on June 9 for what we hope will be a great community/family day out.

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 8 p.m., 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.

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.

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 including two meals, for more details contact Nicholas Bowe phone 051 388437 mobile 087 9418661.

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. Courses are 2.5 hours over four weeks. Delivered in CTEC and in the Libraries. For more information please contact CTEC 053 9121036 or email info@ctecwexford.ie.

getting citizens online

Getting Citizens on Line' 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

GAA Club notes

The Junior Hurlers were in fine scoring form away to Bannow-Ballymitty in the Jamesie Kinsella Cup semi-final winning 4-25 to 0-14. The previous Saturday they lost 2-17 to 1-18 away to St Martin's in the league. Their next league game is away to Glynn-Barntown on Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m.

The Junior Footballers were at home to Gusserane last Friday in the District Championship while the seniors played Castletown at home in the league on Saturday.

Lotto - No jackpot winner, numbers drawn were 7, 19, 25 and 26. Two match-three winners Tom and Mary Furlong and PJ Farrell Rathgarogue-Cushinstown. Next lotto draw takes place on Monday, May 27, in Carrolls, Clongeen. Jackpot now stands at €7,800.

The second annual Kennedy Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, June 22, Coiste na nÓg.

The under-15 hurlers drew 1-15 to 3-9 away to Duffry Rovers last Thursday. The under-11 hurlers played Ger. O'Hans and Taghmon-Camross at home in the Molloy League last Wednesday. The under-13 hurlers travel to play Askamore on Tuesday at 7.30.

Rackard League

The Scoil mhuire Rising Stars hurling team put in a great performance when beating Rathangan 7-4 to 3-3 away in the quarter final last week. They play away to Cushinstown in the semi-final on Thursday at 1 p.m. well done to Jason Roberts and Tom Dempsey, who were selected to play on a Wexford Schools team in Parnell Park at half time in the Wexford v Dublin game last Sunday.

Exam Mass

A Mass for those sitting the junior and Leaving Certificate Exams in June will take place in Ballykelly Church on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. There will be light refreshments in Ballykelly hall afterwards. All students and their families are welcome to attend.

Plant Sale

Ramsgrange Horticultural Society will hold the annual Plant Sale in South West Wexford Family Resource Centre this Friday the 24th from 10 to one.

GAA golf classic

Horeswood GAA Club is running a golf classic in New Ross Golf Club on Friday, June 14, teams of four cost €50 including meal. Prizes for first and second placed teams, nearest the pin and longest drive. Contact Fabian at 087 1460700 or Charlie 087 8210431 to book a time.

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 including two meals contact details Nicholas Bowe phone 051 388437 mobile 087 9418661.

Computer Course

Getting Citizens on Line' 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

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.

Fethard-on-Sea

Notes Deadline

Please note that any items for inclusion in the District News will have to be with your local correspondent at tony46murphy@eircom.net before 7 p.m. on the Thursday before publication at the latest.

Try Rowing

St Kearns Rowing Club are training every Mon, Wed and Friday at 7.30 p.m. on St Kearns Shore, Saltmills. If you are interested in getting some exercise in a fun and inclusive environment come along and give it a go. Just bring a pair of old runners that will get wet and sports clothes. You don't need to be a swimmer as lifejackets are always worn and supplied by the club. Rowing gets you out in the fresh air, is very social and is suitable for anyone from ages 10 years to 60 years +.

Soup Day

Colclough Memorial Hall committee, St Kearns/Saltmills Development group and St Kearns Rowing Club wish to thank everyone who supported their recent Soup Day. Thanks to all who made soup, did baking and helped on the day.

Fethard Rangers

At the AGM of Fethard Rangers soccer club which was held recently the chairman thanked everyone that helped keep the club alive during the previous season. Especially Philip Tubritt for the set of jerseys, Cathal Walsh for organising the last man standing competition. John Molloy for our printing needs. Molloy's bar for their sponsorship of the St Stephen's Day game and all the businesses that have sponsored signs in the pitch. The schoolboys AGM will be held at a later date.

The club wishes to express a special thank you to Charlie Walsh, who over many years as a player and volunteer behind the scenes has decided to step down as secretary of the club. Officers for the coming season are, chairman - Philip Murphy, secretary - Jean Luc Tubritt, treasurer - Daniel Mullen. Adult team manager - Billy Mernagh.

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €4,100. Next week's jackpot stands at €4,200. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 6 and 22.

Coiste na nÓg

In a busy week for underage teams the under-15 footballers who travelled to Rathangan had 3-12 to 4-4 over St Anne's. The under-11 footballers (Moguegeen Gaels) were at home to St Mary's Rosslare, who they defeated 5-6 to 2-4. The under-15 hurlers were at home to Glynn-Barntown and played out an exciting draw, 1-10 t0 2-7. Every Saturday morning till September at 10 a.m. our Cul Ogs will play lots of games and have lots of laughs. Open for boys and girls aged 4-6 and children welcome to join in at any stage.

Fethard St Mogue's GAA

The junior hurlers were away to Taghmon-Camross in the third round of the championship. An early Shane Tubrid goal gave Fethard the lead and Aaron Murphy, Conan Murphy and Adam Swan contributed in a closely fought game. Taghmon grabbed1-1late in the first half to leave a point between the sides. Shane Tubrid got his second goal early in the second half as Fethard pulled away to win 2-13 to 1-9. They were away to Blackwater in the league the following Sunday. After a keenly contested first half Fethard led by three points at the break thanks to the accuracy of Mikie Barden from frees. Blackwater had the better of the exchanges in the second period getting three goals to win out in the end. The senior team were at home to Oulart in the ACHL Oulart's ability to strike for goals proved crucial as they ran out comfortable winners. They had a back game at home to Oylegate last Tuesday night where they won 3-15 to 0-16.

It was the turn of the footballers last weekend. The junior team were in action in the championship on Friday night and were at home to St Mary's Maudlintown in the league on Sunday while the senior footballers were at home to Sarsfields on Saturday, full report in next week's paper.

Cúl Camps

Cúl Camp is once again back in Fethard this year, July 8 to July 12. Each day from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. You can book online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie There are two options for receiving gear, you can pay a postage charge to have it delivered prior to camp starting, or else you can collect it the week of the camp at the venue at no extra cost. Any questions or clarifications, comment here, send us a message or contact Mark at 087 2415342.

St Mogue's Ladies' GAA

The football team played Gusserane in Ramstown in the championship recently. The girls put in a great performance scoring 1-14 however the ability of Gusserane to get goal proved crucial as the scored 4-7 to get the win.

Fethard split-the-pot

Congratulations to Riley Cracknell, who won €83 in this week's split-the-pot (May 9) and to Brendan O'Callaghan, who won €93 in last week's split-the-pot. Envelopes for split-the-pot are available in the post office, Dillon's, The Wheelhouse, Droopy's, Molloy's, Neville's and the Tourist Office. Draw takes place every Thursday.

Fitness Circuit Classes

Fethard Fitness exercise classes daily, personal and group training on request. Contact Nuala at 087 9111901 for more information.

St Kearns Community Group

The Creative Exchange group meets on Fridays in Colclough Hall, Saltmills. formed as a result of the community survey which asked for more social activities within the area. A core group of committed individuals have brought this group into action by turning up and participating in the various sessions on offer over the last year. A strong interest in local coastal life and the beautiful historical area has led to a fantastic project just completed by the group.

We express our gratitude to the community group committee for its support and also to Colclough Hall for giving a venue to practice art and Craft in. We are planning to participate in the Loftus Hall Festival and are organising our annual outing, and invite anyone interested to drop in to us any Friday.

Up 2 U Fitness

Circuit and Step and Tone classes every Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. Pay as you go classes, €7. Contact Maureen at 087 7479528 for more info.

Progressive 45

The winners of the Progressive 45 card game in Colclough Hall, Saltmills last Sunday night were Kathleen Cadogan, Statia Finn and Brendan Colfer. In second place were Liam Power, Elish Breen and Dave Walsh. In third place were David Murphy, Siobhán Doyle and Georgie Foley. The last game draw was won by John Sinnott, Michael Kehoe and Aidan Colfer.

The raffle winners were John Sinnott, Dick Power, Brendan Colfer and Willie White.

Tintern Lecture Series

Tintern Abbey OPW and the Tintern Trails Development Committee are organising a series of lectures over the coming months during which archaeologists and historians will explore the impact the Normans and William Marshal have had in this part of the South East. Throughout this series there will be opportunities to learn more about the people and the events that have shaped our history and our landscapes.

The second of these lectures will take place on June 5 at 7 p.m. in Tintern Abbey. Brian Matthews wills discus William and Isobel, The Power Couple.

On August 20 Bernard Browne will talk about the Legacy of the Normans while on September 3 Breda Lynch will discus, Honouring a Vow, Marshall and Tintern Abbey. All are welcome and for further information please see our Facebook pages.

active Retirement

Next monthly meeting on Monday, June 3, in St Louis Day Care Centre at 2.15 p.m.

Trip to Castlecomer on Wednesday, May 22, including visit to Discovery Park and cooking demonstration at Edward Hayden's Cookery School.

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. Contact Nicholas Bowe at 051 388437

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