Sunday 25 August 2019

Around the districts: Fethard-on-Sea, Horeswood, St Leonards, Taghmon-Camross

Enjoying the recent golf summer camp at New Ross GC were Kelli and Brennan, Fethard; Liam Mernagh, New Ross and Sean Ronan, Cushinstown
Enjoying the recent golf summer camp at New Ross GC were Kelli and Brennan, Fethard; Liam Mernagh, New Ross and Sean Ronan, Cushinstown

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 before 7 p.m. on the Thursday before publication at the latest.

Tri the Hook

The countdown is on to the Tri the Hook Triathlon which takes place on Saturday, August 24. In its ninth year now, Hook Tourism look forward to running the event. We invite entries and appreciate the local support from all involved. Get training now, there's still time, enter as an individual or as part of a relay team. 750m Swim, 20km cycle, and 5km run. Visit

Sponsored Walk/Run

St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange are fundraising with a five K Sponsored Walk/Run in JFK Memorial Park and Arboretum on Wednesday, August 28, at 6.30 p.m. Registration on the day from 5.30. Entry Fee - Adults €10 - Children under-16 €5. Some of the Wexford Minor and Senior Hurling Teams will be supporting us at the event.

Fethard St Mogue's GAA

The junior football team were in action away to Taghmon week. They started brightly with a Seán Foley point but some bad wides against a more accurate Taghmon side meant they trailed by four points at the break. They improved in the second period but still lost out by 0-12 to 0-7. They played Ramsgrange last Friday evening in the district semi-final, full report in next week's paper. The senior footballers are in action this evening in the third round of the championship against Horeswood in Taghmon at 8.30. The senior hurlers play Ferns in New Ross on Saturday, August 10, at 5.45.

Yoga on the Lawn

Join us for yoga on the Lawn at midday on Sunday afternoons in July and August on private lawns at rear of building. No experience necessary. Bring your mat or beach towel. Grangeville House, Fethard-on-Sea. Y34 N732

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €5,300. Next week's jackpot stands at €5,400. The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 12 and 19. The club had two lucky-dip winners, Ger Foley and Maura Foley, who won €30 each.

Fethard split-the-pot

Congratulations to Ignatius Curran, who won €71 in this week's split-the-pot (August 1). 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.

Country Market

Fethard-on-Sea Country Market, now in its 23rd year, will be held this Saturday in St Mary's Hall 10.30 a.m. to midday. On sale will be home baking, preserves, chocolate, cheese, a large selection of crafts, cards, prints, children's dresses, knitwear, jewellery, veg, salad, eggs and plants.

Ramsgrange Active Retirement

Next monthly meeting is on September 2 in St Louis Day Care Centre at 2.15 p.m. Speaker is Mary Lawlor from Kings Bay Inn giving the history of the area. Irish Country Concert, Talbot Hotel, Wexford on August 13. Tickets including coach cost €27, deposit of €10, call Kelly, 087 63372084.

Fitness Circuit Classes

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

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.

Tintern Lecture Series

The next lecture in our William Marshal series will take place on August 20 when Bernard Browne will talk about the Legacy of the Normans. On September 3 Breda Lynch will discuss, Honouring a Vow, Marshall and Tintern Abbey. All are welcome and for further information please see our Facebook pages.

Creative Exchange

We are asking for people to keep some recycled materials for a project we have upcoming in September. We will need clean, plain paper with no print or images on it, tissue paper, cartridge paper, coloured plain paper. Also if you have any acid free, cotton based mountboards from old art work we can use these. We will be making paper pulp from these materials. Also cardboard egg cartons with no print on them. We can use plain paperbags that have no plastic seal inside. We can also use a4 size wooden picture frames or smaller, a fine agricultural/horticultural mesh in small quantities is also needed. If you happen to have any old hand made paper or card or indeed Fabriano please donate it to us. We will have a collection or drop off point in the village in September. We thank you in advance.

Community Hour

The Community Group is actively carrying on the work of keeping the village clean and beautiful by holding a community hour on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Glove and bags provided meeting at the bridge in the village. Thanks to everyone who support our work which is ongoing in the village. Improvements in the Picnic Area are ongoing and we will have a sowing and planting morning in September following these works.

Split-the-pot Draw

This months draw was won by Marie Wright, Congratulations to her. McCauleys Hamper Draw was won by Theresa Murphy, Fethard on sea. Thanks to everyone for supporting our local fundraisers.

Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to our neighbouring GAA players Cian Byrne and Dylan Whelan St Mogue's, and also Emmett Cullen O'Rahillys part of the winning Leinster Teams. Joint Captain Matthew O'Hanlon, St James's who did us all proud with the Senior Team in Croke Park.


Community Montessori

Campile Community Montessori at Campile Health Centre, have a limited number of places for September 2019.We offer free preschool places under the ECCE scheme. Contact 086 3933157.

St Leonards


Winners of the cards in the hall last week were; Georgie Foley, John Sinnott and David Murphy. In second place were, Michael Kehoe and Seán O'Grady. Third prize went to, Seán Colfer, Nick Doyle and Johnny Flynn. The last game draw winners were Kathleen Cadogan, Eilish Breen and Willie White. The raffle winners were Dave Walsh, Georgie Foley, John Sinnott and John Joe Murphy. The cards continue every Saturday night at 8.30 p.m.

5K sponsored walk/run

St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange are fundraising with a five K Sponsored Walk/Run in JFK Memorial Park and Arboretum On Wednesday, August 28, at 6.30 p.m. Registration on the day from 5.30 Entry Fee Adults €10 Children under-16 €5 Some of the Wexford Minor and Senior Hurling Teams will be supporting us at the event.

GAA gathering

Gusserane Coiste na nÓg will host a Gathering this Saturday, August 10, with a coming together for all people with connections to the club. This could include players, former players, parents, grandparents, supporters etc. There will be a barbecue, music, activities and a hopefully some underage parish league games. There will also will be activities for the grown ups. This will be a free event, except the barbecue, and it should be a great social occasion with the intention of becoming an annual event.

Montly rosary

The monthly Rosary will be recited at the Grotto in Grantstown on Saturday next, August 10, at 2 p.m.


Camross Drama Group

Rehearsals continue for both the festival play 'Pity about Kitty' and the fundraiser comedy 'Last of the last of the Mohicans. Dates and venues for autumn performances will be announced shortly.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, August 6, at 8.30 p.m. in Camross Hall - if you are interested in acting or helping backstage, do come along. See our Facebook page for updates.

What's on in Tag

Tuesday: Yoga 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo - Doors open 7.30 p.m., start-time 8 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Forever Fit 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jiving (with Paul) 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Getting Citizens Online Courses Class 1: 10 a.m. to midday Class 2: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday: Irish Dancing 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Chiropodist First Friday of every month. Next visit September 6. Ring Tag Office 053 9134997 to make appointment.

Sunday: Gospel Choir. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the summer months

Counselling Service - Mona: 085 1083539.

GAA notes

There are championship matches in the centre tonight when there is a Senior Football double header involving Shelmaliers and Starlights at 7 p.m. followed by Fethard playing Horeswood.

The club's under-15 Footballers play Kilmore on Thursday night at 7.30 while the minor hurlers play the same opposition the following Monday evening at 7.30.

Our intermediate hurlers are back in championship action against Monagear on Saturday in Hollymount. The game takes throws in at 6 p.m. The game is followed by Senior Hurling game between the Rapparees and St Martin's.

The lotto jackpot wasn't won last week so the next draw takes place tonight. The jackpot will remain at €14,000 till we get a winner. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online Taghmon-Camross page on the Klub

Funder website. The deadline for online sales is at 6.30. Call up to the bar in the centre if you miss that deadline. You can buy multi-draw tickets through either option.

Robert Mizzell will be returning to the community centre again in August after his very successful concert there last summer. Tickets for the concert which will take place on August 30 will cost €15. Sabrina Farrell will also play on the night.

Caroreigh Field Day

The 51st field day, held on Saturday, July 27. last was a resounding success once again. The Fancy Dress and Vintage parade were led off by the New Ross and District Pipe Band with the three Leinster Cups taking pride of place at the front of the parade. Results of parade: Children, 1st Modja Travel, 2nd. Kilkenny Cats lick their wounds, 3rd Donald Trump Wall in Caro, twelve groups received prize money in the children section. Adults 1st. Love Island, 2nd. Fr. Roberts house for sale and 3rd, Air B&B. Adjudicators award, Love Island.

Results of various competitions: Hang Tough, Issy Doyle, Guess weight of lamb, Kay McGuire, Best cow milker, Gus Connick, Rings, Aileen Kennedy, Darts, Martina and Jane Sinnott, Golf, Eamonn Codd and Kara Delaney, Guess amount of coins in Jar, Kacey Maher and Bernie Bradley, guess name of dolls, Clarissa guessed by Ann Curran and Tristan was guessed by Kay Ryan, dolls donated by Dympna Kelly and Ellen Nolan, hurling puck, Tommy O'Loughlin and Basketball Ciara Goddard. Winner of food hamper, donated by Pettitts, Bishopswater was Rita Condon, New Ross.

Results of Grand Raffle: 1st prize €200, Betty Kavanagh, Camross, 2nd, Meal voucher, donated by Silver Fox, Mary Smith, 3rd, Meal voucher donated by Horse and Hound, Ann Doyle, Barrys Cross, 4th, meal voucher donated by Whitford House Hotel, Toddy Winters, Park, Duncormick, 5th, voucher donated by A&M Hardware, Kathleen Kelly, Little Cullenstown and 6th, Whiskey donated by Fr Robert was John Bolger, Camross. Lar and Bridget Doyle received meal voucher donated by Country Bistro for selling most tickets. The printing of tickets was sponsored by Cederwood and Glen Fuels. Overall winners in dog show were Margo Murphy and Kathleen Murphy and dog food was donated by Red Mills.

Other prizes were donated by, Boggans, Wexford, Irish Pride, OHanrahans Spar, Taghmon, Wexford Book Centre, Tom Fox, Kates Farm Shop, Apex Swimming Pool, Wexford Swimming Pool, Heritage Park and Leisure Max,. Sincere thanks from Father Robert to all who worked before, during and after the event, to all for donations to the various stalls and to all the above mentioned for their sponsorship. Thanks also to Paddy OGorman and family for the use of the field once again.

Best Wishes

Caroreigh Community congratulates Father Robert on his appointment as Administrator of Taghmon Parish and sends him good luck and best wishes. and wish Father Sean all the best, may he have an enjoyable and healthy retirement.

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