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Sunday 24 February 2019

Around the districts: Duncannon, Fethard-on-Sea, Horeswood and St Leonards

Shane Caulfield from Cassagh taking part in the ploughing match at Creacon
Shane Caulfield from Cassagh taking part in the ploughing match at Creacon

Duncannon - Duncannon ICA notes: There were seventeen members in attendance at the January meeting of Duncannon ICA guild, held at St Louis Day Care Centre on January 15.

All agreed that the exercise classes with Maureen Costello were a great success and would resume on Wednesday, January 23. This is an opportunity to lose a few inches or maybe some lbs. before our visit to Aldridge Lodge restaurant on February 7.

The Gem Pack National Competition is for a 2lb Oxford Lunch Loaf. The best entry at the Federation meeting on February 25 will go forward to the next round. The Federation competition is for six chocolate chip cookies and a selection of cookies were put forward for judging at the meeting. Marie's entry was chosen as winner with Mary O'K as runner-up.

What makes a winning chocolate chip cookie you may ask? The ideal cookie according to our judges has a slightly soft centre, crisp edges, a shiny cracked top, a buttery taste and pockets of chocolate throughout.

Catherine gave an insightful talk on colour, its significance and uses in our lives. This was followed by a quiz loosely based on the talk. Colour is culture related. In our society black is used in mourning whereas in Japan it is white. The colour blue suppresses appetite; something to consider for Operation Transformation. Orange/yellow promotes appetite. Orange is associated with joy, sunshine, the tropics and high visibility. Purple denotes power, nobility, wealth and extravagance - think of the robes used by royalty and clergy. Light purple is used in advertisements for children's products. White is all colours of the spectrum. Black is the absence of colour.

Rosaleen had the highest score in the quiz followed by Deirdre. How would you do? Name the colours of the rainbow? How long did Noah wait for the rainbow? What colour is the black box in aviation? What is the main colour of the UN flag?

A lovely tea with Christmas cake was served by Sarah and the raffle was won by Kathleen, Eileen, Margaret R. and Catherine. The next meeting will be held on February 12. We look forward to the judging and later tasting of the Oxford lunch loaf.

St James' GAA lotto

The lotto jackpot is €10,400 and the next draw will take place on the evening of Tuesday, February 5.

Tickets are €2 each and can be purchased from committee members and in local shops and pubs. €50 yearly lotto tickets are also available from 086 8820773.

Active Retirement

Next monthly meeting - Monday, February 4, in ST LOUIS Day Care Centre. Start 2.15 p.m. This will be our AGM Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New members always welcome. Just a reminder yearly membership fees of €20 per member due by end February, this yearly fee includes insurance cover and we also subsidise many outings where we can. We are always looking for new members, so if you are 50 or over, why not come along and join us.

Afternoon Tea - This will be held in the Kings Bay Inn, Arthurstown, February 20; this will be a drop in from 2.30 till 4.30. Please make sure you have your name down and please pay your €10 at the February 4 meeting. This will be a chance for all to have a good chat and catch up on old times, the tea menu is mouth-watering. (If you already have your name down you do not have to book again) call Kelly at 087 6372084.

Trip to Omniplex - Wednesday, February 13, to see 'Mary Queen of Scots'. Cost of bus and ticket €15. Lunch in Kelly's Café before film. Non-members welcome. Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at midday. Usual Pickups on the way from Ramsgrange to Wexford. To book, phone 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

Annual Holiday - Thishas 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 sup €25 per night extra. Cost includes Bed/Breakfast/Evening Dinner, Transport to and from Bantry, Day Trips/Entrance fee/Gratuities. Deposit €100 payable at October meeting. Why not ask a friend to join you non-members welcome at no extra cost. To book, phone 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

Horticultural Society AGM

The Ramsgrange Horticultural Society AGM will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at midday in the Strand Tavern, Duncannon.

Coffee morning

Senior citizens Concern CLG are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to midday in St Louis Day Care Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Day Care Centre.

Notes deadline

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

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.

Rowing Club AGM

St Kearns Rowing Club will hold it's AGM on Friday, February 8, next at 8 p.m. in Colclough Hall, Saltmills. All members are asked to attend. Coffee morning.

Senior citizens Concern CLG are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to midday in St Louis Day Care Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Day Care Centre.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Joe Molloy, who won Saltmills and St Kearns Community Group split-the-pot of €65. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

Fethard split-the-pot

Congratulations to Jimmy Butler, who won €93 in this week's split-the-pot (January 31). 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.

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €2,600. Next week's jackpot stands at €2,700. The numbers drawn were 12, 19, 21 and 26. The club had two lucky-dip winners Brian Bowe and Joe Carroll, who won €30.

Progressive 45

The winners of the Progressive 45 Card Game in Colclough Hall, Saltmills last Sunday night were, Georgie Foley, David Murphy and Seán Finn. There was a tie for second place between Aidan Colfer, John Sinnott and Tom Culleton and Billy Shannon, Tom Morrissey and Tony Murphy. The last game draw was won by Carmel Kehoe, Johnnie Doyle and Eileen Doyle.

The raffle winners were Martina and Deirdre, Liam Power, John Sinnott and Maureen Eustace.

Horticultural Society AGM

The Ramsgrange Horticultural Society AGM will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at midday in the Strand Tavern, Duncannon.

Coffee morning

Senior citizens Concern CLG are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to midday in St Louis Day Care Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Day Care Centre.

Circuit Classes

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

Horeswood

GAA dinner dance

Horeswood GAA Club is holding a dinner dance in the Horse and Hound on Saturday, February 23, The intermediate footballers who won the County Championship and the Junior Footballers, who won the league will be presented with their medals.

Tickets cost €30 and are available from committee member and players or by contacting Charlie Rowe, 087 8210431, Denis Cadogan, 087 2878999, John Wallace, 087 4127280 or Theresa Lyng 087 6501578.

Jim Byrne Cup

The Horeswood minor footballers, thanks to a blistering first quarter beat Kilrush 5-9 to 2-14 in the quarter final and will meet the winners of Glynn-Barntown and Sarsfields in the semi-final on Sunday, February 10

Coffee morning

Senior citizens Concern CLG are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to midday in St Louis Day Care Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Day Care Centre. All welcome.

Medals Presentation

Horeswood Ladies' Football Club, Coiste na nÓg and camogie club are holding a Presentation Evening on Friday, February 8, at 7.30 in Campile Hall for all teams that competed in a County Final in 2018. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Historical Calendar

Some copies of the 2019 Horeswood Historical Calendar are still available from Tom Grennan, Denis Cadogan or John Flynn.

Scoil Mhuire

Application for enrolment for September 2019 is open. Application forms are available from the school office. Please contact the school at 051 388255 or by email at horeswoodns@gmail.com to request an enrolment pack. Closing date for enrolment applications is Thursday, February 28.

Horticultural Society AGM

The Ramsgrange Horticultural Society AGM will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at midday in the Strand Tavern, Duncannon.

Campile Utd 300 draw

results for January 25: First prize €500, Sandra O'Connor, New Ross; Seller, Cameron O'Connor. Second prize €100, Thomas Hendrick; Seller, Devin and Dylan Rowe. Third prize €50, Wendy Nolan, Grange, Campile; Seller, Martin Nolan. Fourth prize €25, Patrick Walsh, Ballybrazil, Campile; Seller, Dunphys's Bar Campile. Seller's prize, Cameron O'Connor.

Campile United would like to thank you for your continued support. Next draw takes place in Harts bar Campile on 22-02-19.

St Leonards

Cards

Winners of the cards in St Leonards hall last week were; Seán Colfer, Nick Doyle and Johnny Flynn. Second prize went to, Kitty Roche, Joan Kehoe and Margaret Cullen. In third place were, Lish Breen, Carmel Kehoe and Aidan Colfer and Dave Walsh, Mae Dunning and James McDonald. Winners of the last game draw were; Michael Kehoe, Tom Culleton and Seán O'Grady. The lucky raffle winners on the night were; Pat Murray, Peter Stafford and John Joe Murphy (2). The cards continue every Saturday night at 8.30 p.m.

Lotto

There was no jackpot winner and no match-three winner in the Tintern lotto draw last week. The numbers drawn were 6, 12, 21 and 23. Next week's jackpot is €5,900 and next week's match-three winners will share €400. Tickets on sale in all local shops and from committee members.

Monthly Rosary

The Monthly Rosary will be recited at the Grotto in Grantstown, Wellingtonbridge on Saturday, February 16, at two o'clock.

Coffee morning

Senior citizens Concern CLG are holding a coffee morning on Tuesday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to midday in St Louis Day Care Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Day Care Centre.

Horticultural Society AGM

The Ramsgrange Horticultural Society AGM will be held on Wednesday, February 13, at midday in the Strand Tavern, Duncannon.

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