Saturday 19 October 2019

Around the districts: Fethard-on-Sea, Horeswood

Junior infants Charlie Furlong, Ieva Zurawskite and Tyler Doyle enjoying World Book Day in Catherine McAuley School
Junior infants Charlie Furlong, Ieva Zurawskite and Tyler Doyle enjoying World Book Day in Catherine McAuley School

Fethard-on-Sea: Irish Speaking Classes - Grangeville Bar Fethard is looking for a fluent Irish speaker to run casual Irish speaking classes on Friday evenings through summer months. If you love speaking Irish and would like to promote our language, we'd love to hear from you. Finola 087 3641540.

Notes Deadline

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

St Mary's Hall AGM

The AGM of Marys Community Hall will be held in the hall tonight, Tuesday, April 9, at 8 p.m. This is a very important meeting and all are welcome to attend.

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €3,500. Next week's jackpot stands at €3,600. The numbers drawn were 16, 19, 21 and 31 the club had one lucky-dip winner Daniel Foley Murphy, who won €30.

Fethard St Mogue's GAA

The senior footballers made the long journey to Oylegate where they took on the county champions Shelmaliers in the first round of the championship last weekend. Shels made the better start but missed a number of early opportunities. Two late points from Garret Foley left just two points between them at the break. Shels started the second half strongly kicking four early points.

Goals from two quickly taken frees gave Fethard a mountain to climb and although Graham O'Grady did get a goal back they lost out 2-12 to 1-7. They played St Anne's last Sunday in the second round, full report in next week's paper.

GAA Club and County Draw - Tickets for the annual GAA Club and County Draw are currently on sale from committee members and players. Run over three months and with a total prize fund of €85,000 including first prize of a car each month, tickets cost just €50. By supporting this draw you are supporting your local St Mogue's GAA Club in one of its main fundraisers for the year. The first draw takes place on May 1.

The Late Greg Doyle

The Fethard and Ramsgrange parishes were saddened by the sudden death recently of Greg Doyle, Kilbride. Greg will be sadly missed by his wife Kathleen, son Greg Jnr, daughters Sharon and Catherine, grandchildren Shannon and Ryan, son-in-law John, daughter-in-law Elizabeth, and brothers and sisters Bridie, Ann, Mary, Johanna, Jim, Johnny, Bob, Benny and Ger. His funeral Mass took place in Our Lady Star of the Sea church Duncannon on Tuesday, April 2, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Sympathy is extended to his wife and family.

Progressive 45

The winners of the Progressive 45 Card Game in Colclough Hall, Saltmills last Sunday night were Georgie Foley, David Murphy and Tom Culleton. In second place were Nicholas Doyle, Johnnie Flynn and Billy Shannon.

There was a tie for third place between Maureen Eustace, Joan Fardy and Pat Whelan and Liam Power, Elish Breen and Michael Kehoe. The last game draw was won by Willie White, Carmel Kehoe and Dermot Bassett. The raffle winners were Tom Culleton, Tony Murphy, Kate Murphy and Statia Finn.

Mogues Cul Og

Every Saturday morning from April 6 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 split-the-pot

Congratulations to Joan Duffin, who won €78 in this week's split-the-pot (April 4). 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.

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, 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 two 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.

Hike to the Hook

The annual Hike to the Hook 2019 will take place on Saturday, May 4, Bank Holiday weekend. Starting at Tintern Abbey and covering 20km to the Hook.

To book a place or for more information on the event please see: and.

Helen Blake Lifeboat Project

Wexford Local Development is proud to be assisting the Helen Blake Community Group with the construction of a replica of the Helen Blake Lifeboat in Bevel Woodworking School, Fethard-on-Sea.

The building of the boat will take approximately 18 months and the work will be carried out as part of a Tús training programme.

This project will enable individuals to gain work experience and valuable skills under the supervision of local shipwright John Colfer, who counts the Dunbrody famine ship among the previous projects he has worked on. Would you like to be part of our team?

Are you unemployed and eligible for the Tús Programme (Tús scheme eligibility applies, Jobseekers one year +, etc) For more information, contact Peter at 087 9959012 or

Movies and Musicals

The Little Sea Musical Society are excited to announce their upcoming concert 'Movies and Musicals' in Camross Community Centre on Friday and Saturday the 12th, April 13 starting at 8 p.m. This will be a nite to remember with all your favourites including songs from the Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera and so much more, with special Guests the KSM Young Voices.

Tickets costing Adults €12, children under-16, €8 can be bought online at All proceeds go to Caroreigh Church Funds and Clongeen Community Development Group.

Cookery Demonstration

St Louis Day Care Centre are hosting an Easter Market Festival starting with a Cookery Demonstration with Kevin Dundon 'The Perfect Easter Feast' on Thursday, April 18, doors open at 8 p.m. in the Brewery @Dunbrody Country House. Raffle prizes on the night.

Top prize is two nights B&B in Marlfield House. Tickets are €15 and can be purchased in the St Louis Day Care Centre or the local, Dunbrody Country House.

We are fundraising to purchase a vehicle for the delivery of Meals on Wheels to the people in our community.

All proceeds in aid of St Louis Day Care Centre. An Easter Market will be held at the local, Dunbrody Country House on Sunday, April 21, from midday to 4 p.m. where we hope you will join us and re-visit the Arthurstown Easter Market. The draw for the top prize of two nights B&B in Marlfield House will take place on Sunday.

The Sound of Music

Horeswood Musical Society will stage the 'The Sound of Music' in Campile Hall starting this coming Thursday night April 11, Friday, April 12, Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m. and finishing on Sunday night, April 14, at the earlier time of 6.30 p.m.

Book your tickets now for what promises to be a fantastic show booking number is 086 0703257. Chosen charity this year is - St Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange.


GAA News

The Senior Footballers scored a late equaliser v Glynn-Barntown in Round 1 of the championship. The junior hurlers will play Marshalstown in the championship in Bree on Saturday at 3.30 p.m.

GAA lotto

No jackpot winner; numbers drawn were 7, 9, 30 and 31; two match-three winners - Philp Sinnott, Bushpark, O'Rourke Family ballyanne, Rathgarogue-Cushinstown. Next draw will take place on Monday, April 15, in Ballyanne. Jackpot now stands at €7,200.

Draw Tickets

Horeswood GAA Club members will be calling around the parish selling club and County Draw tickets to help raise extra money towards a walking track which will benefit many people in the community.

Tickets cost €50 or can be paid monthly. The first prize each month is a car.

The first draw will take place on Wednesday, May 1, Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Coiste na nÓg

The under-13 footballers have their first game at home to Bunclody on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. while the under-15 footballers will be at home to St James on Thursday at 6.30 p.m.

Racketball League

Catherine Foley beat Martina Brennan in the ladies Div. 1 final and Gavin Murphy beat Anthony O'Reilly in the Div. 2 final.

Ian O'Reilly plays Rolf Fuhrmann in the Div. 3 final on Thursday at 8.50 and the winners of Bonnie Parker v Brigid Waters and Marie McWilliams v Joan O'Reilly will meet in the Ladies Div. two final.

The quarter finals of Div. 1 will be played this week.

Rackard League

The Scoil Mhuire Rackard League team will meet Gorey in the Roinn A quarter final on Wednesday in St Patrick'e Park at 2.30.

Last Person Standing

None of the 25 entrants left in Last Person Standing predicted that Mayo would win Div. 1 of the Allianz Football but the majority got Donegal and Derry correct. The winner will be known after the Div. 3 Final.

Sound of Music

Horeswood Musical society will stage the Sound of music in Campile Hall on April 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and Sunday the 14th at 6.30.Book your tickets now for what promises to be a great show. Bookings to 086 0703257. Chosen charity this year is St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange.

Hall AGM

Campile hall committee are holding their annual general meeting in Campile Hall on Wednesday Night, April 24, at 8 p.m. all are welcome to attend.

Coffee morning /Cake Sale

Horeswood Ladies' Football Club is holding a coffee morning and cake sale on Sunday, April 14, at 11.30 in the Indoor Complex. We welcome all families and parishioners to join us.

The annual Easter Draw will take take place in Centra Campile on Saturday, April 20, lines are on sales now from any club member, your support is appreciated.

Well Done to our senior and Junior Ladies and our minor girls, all playing under the name of Dunbrody Gaels, on winning their matches last weekend.

300 draw results

Campile United 300 draw results for March 29. The draw took place in Dunphy's bar Campile. First prize - €500, Ann Egan, Campile Seller, Karen Egan; second prize - €100, Séamus Shannon, Campile Seller, Shane Banville; third prize - €50, Alice Lacey, Boley Seller, James Keating; fourth prize - €25, Elaine Byrne, Fethard Seller, Mick Kent. Seller's prize, Karen Egan.

Congratulations to the winners better luck next time to everyone else. Campile Utd would like to thank you for your continued support. The next draw takes place in Harts bar Campile on April 26.

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