Tuesday 22 October 2019

Around the districts: Fethard-on-Sea, Taghmon-Camross

Teresa Molloy, Mary and Robert Wallace and Caroline Lyons at the fundraiser for Gambia in Duncannon community centre
Teresa Molloy, Mary and Robert Wallace and Caroline Lyons at the fundraiser for Gambia in Duncannon community centre

Fethard-on-Sea: Yoga Classes - New yoga class beginning Monday the 23rd and will continue every Monday Evening at 7.30pm in St Mary's Community Hall, Fethard.

All levels welcome, €10 Drop in class. Contact Finola at 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.

Fethard St Mogue's GAA

On a good weekend for our hurling teams the Junior B team won the New Ross District title for the first time in many years when they defeated St James in the final. A good start saw Mikie Barden get 1-3 early on before Chris Colfer got a goal mid-way through the half. Further points from Mikie and a Ricky Rowe goal just on the stroke of half left them with a commanding 3-8 to 0-3 lead at the break. They added three points to that total before St James pulled back a goal but they were never in danger as the defence was well on top throughout. Danny Johnson wrapped up the win with a late goal as they won by 4-15 to 1-5. Joint captains Stephen Barry and Chris Colfer were presented with the cup after the match. The take on St Martin's in the county quarter-final in Taghmon next Friday evening at 8.30.p.m.

On Sunday the senior hurlers played St Martin's in New Ross. Putting in their best performance of the campaign they set the early pace with Graham O'Grady goaling in the tenth minute. They were dealt a body blow when Seán Foley, who pulled off some great saves all night was beaten twice in the space of a minute. The Dwyer brothers replied with points before Eddie Power goaled to leave them trailing by a point at the break. A Mikie Dwyer goal in the first minute of the second half gave them a lead they never lost. With the half back line of Garrett Foley, Daire Barden and Richard Waters winning their battles St Martin's were reduced to pointed frees to keep in touch. John Tubritt, Darren Foley and Bryan Power kept picking of points as Fethard won on a 3-16 to 2-15 scoreline with 3-12 of their total coming from play. Though missing out on a place in the quarter finals other results meant they are safe from a relegation battle.

Badminton Club

Shelburne Badminton Club will be starting back for the 2019/2020 season for adults on the Tuesday, September 10, at 20.30 in the hall in Ramsgrange and every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter. We will hold a new adult members' night on the 19th, beginners to experts all welcome, come along, get some tips, try it out.

Juvenile badminton started back on September 12 at 6.30 p.m. with registration and lessons start back September 19 at 6.30 p.m. Any questions contact our Facebook page 'Shelburne Badminton Club, Ramsgrange''.

Fethard Rangers

Men's soccer team won their first game of the season last weekend. Coming back from a goal down early on to win 3-2 with Jean Luc Tubritt scoring a hat trick.

Coiste na nÓg

The under-15 Hurlers were in devastating form when they took on Buffers Alley in the quarter-final of the championship in Ramstown recently. They combined to pick off some great scores to advance to the semi-final

Computer Course

There will be a computer course starting in St Mary's Hall on Thursday, September 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and every Thursday after for eight weeks. For all ages wanting to learn basics in computers and emailing etc, course is completely free and laptops are provided. If you want to book at place can call Catherine at 087 9891281,

Drama Group

Village Players Drama Group are looking for new members. Please call 087 7885218 before Tuesday, September 10, for more information.

Helen Blake Fundraiser

Green Road are in concert with the very best of Irish folk, ballads and trad, to raise funds for the Helen Blake Lifeboat Project on Friday, September 20, in Fethard-on-Sea Community Centre. Doors open at seven-thirty for an eight o'clock start. Tickets are available now at just €12 - phone Ann at 087 4131684 to book yours, and don't delay, there's limited availability.

Weekly lotto

There was no winner of last week's Club lotto jackpot of €5,900. Next week's jackpot stands at €6,000. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 14 and 24. The club had one Lucky Dip and Seller's prize winners, Mary Power and Enda Browne, who won €30 each.

Fethard split-the-pot

Congratulations to Paul Barden, who won €77 in this week's split-the-pot (September 12). 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.

RCS Open Night

Ramsgrange Community School is having an Open Night on Thursday, September 26, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fifth and sixth class pupils are most welcome.

RCS Christmas Market

Ramsgrange Community School are now taking bookings from local crafts people for the annual indoor Christmas Market which will be held in the school and gym on Sunday, November 24. Bookings of quality craft and home made products can be made via the school office asap at 051 389211 to avoid disappointment. This market books out very quickly each year.

Up two U Fitness

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

Bridge Lessons

If you are interested in learning how to play Bridge and would like to attend beginners' classes, please contact Margaret at 086 8791076.

Creative Exchange

The Creative Exchange Group restarts again after our summer break on Friday, September 20, th in Colclough Hall in the village. This is a drop in arts and Craft Practice experience for adults hosted by the Saltmills St Kearns Community Group. We meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday and welcome those who would like to work on a group project and/or do solo work.

The Creative Exchange group facilitated the Children's Workshops during the arts and Heritage Fest and look forward to more family fun later this year. We are awaiting a response from an Arts Council Application made earlier in the summer and have asked for help collecting paper suitable for making pulp over the last few weeks. You can drop off any items previously listed to us, call or text 087 9716444 to contact re same.

Eternal Beginners Yoga

Sorcha Hyland leads a beginners level yoga class every Thursday night, 7: 15 to 8.45 p.m. at Colclough Hall €10. Newcomers welcome. The focus of this class is to create a safe (brave) space for people of all abilities to learn how to manage stress and loosen up the body. The class involves a series of easy stretches, breathing exercises and time to rest and restore. Contact Sorcha at 087 7022262 if you have any questions.

Arts and Heritage Fest

A big thank you to all our Local Heroes, who showed up on September 1 n Saltmills St Kearns to celebrate our counties sporting success this year. Thank you to Michael Caulfield for liaising with Wexford County Board to bring the silverware to Saltmills on the day.

The MF O'Hanlon sprint was hotly contested and the Perpetual Cups were awarded by members of the extended O'Hanlon Family. Thank you to everyone who came forward on the day and gave their time and energy to a very successful community family event.

We thank all our sponsors and look forward to working with them again. Colclough Hall committee and the Vine Cottage were as always stalwart supporters and we thank them sincerely. We appreciate the individual speakers and demonstrators who filled the Building Amenity Space on the day, all welcomed by our MC Martin Murphy.

The Norman themed children's workshops were ably led by members of the Creative Exchange. The attendance of St Kearns Rowing Club, RNLI, Coastguard and Rowing friends made the blessing of the boats by Fr Willie Byrne a special occasion by the shore that evening.

We look forward to the coming months completing the town and Village Renewal Projects. Please continue to buy split-the-pot and keep enjoying all the events coming down the line in the village.


Garden Talk

Camross ICA have a Garden Talk organised for Saturday, September 21, at 10.30 a.m. in Beechdale Garden Centre where Olga will provide lots of information on Bulbs, Propagation and Containers for winter Interest. This event is open to all so come along and enjoy. Cost €5 including tea or coffee and a cookie.

Taghmon ICA Guild

The members of Taghmon ICA Guild will resume their meetings and activities, after the Summer break, on Wednesday September 18, at 7.30 p.m. in the Scout Hall. All new members are very welcome.

Camross Drama Group

We are delighted to announce dates for our two One-act Plays - 'The Last of the Last of the Mohicans' by Hugh Leonard and 'Pity about Kitty' by Jimmie Chinn (DLI Festival entry) Sunday, October 13 - Camross Hall Thursday, October 17 - Wexford Arts Centre Sunday, October 20 - Fethard-on-Sea (St Mary's Hall) Tickets on door - also book online for Wexford Arts Centre. 'Pity about Kitty' has been accepted by Goresbridge, Kilmallock, Skerries, Cork, Palmerstown and Doonbeg festivals - break a leg to cast and crew. Like us on Facebook for updates.

What on in TAG Centre

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: Drama Classes 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Irish Dancing 6.10 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chiropodist First Friday of every month. Next visit October 4. Ring Tag Office 053 9134997 to make appointment.

Sunday: Gospel Choir September 15 Every Second Sunday thereafter 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Choir is performing: in St Iberu's Church on Friday, September 20, at 9 p.m.

Free Citizens Online courses commencing in September - Beginners and intermediate. For more information contact TAG 053 9134997.

Free Counselling Service - Mona 085 1083539.

GAA club notes

Our under-15 hurlers play Ballynastragh Gaels army the Rock on Sunday morning at 11.

There was no winner of the club lotto draw last week and 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 on draw night and the minimum spend on the online system is €6. Tickets can be bought at the centre or from usual outlets.

Another concert is being lined up for the community centre at the end of November. Big Generator will be playing live at the centre on November 30 Tickets will cost only. €10. Finally don't forget to check out the clubs page on the O'Neills website where you can buy playing or training gear. Several new items were added to the range lady week. Please check it out.

St Garvan's NS, Caroreigh

St Garvan's NS Caroreigh are currently examining future enrolment trends for the year 2020-2023.

If you wish to enrol your child or are considering doing so, please contact the school at 053 9134294 for an Expression of Interest Form. Your co-operation is much appreciated.

Castle Vintage Club

The Dick Williams Memorial tractor run is being held on Sunday, October 6, leaving Taghmon Community Centre at 11 a.m. Spot prizes on the day.

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