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Relaxing at the Kellogg's Cúl Camp at Geraldine O'Hanrahans club grounds were (from left) Jack Crowe, The Rower; Jack Maslen, The Rower; Ben Berridge, London and Ollie Lyng, The Rower.

Relaxing at the Kellogg's Cúl Camp at Geraldine O'Hanrahans club grounds were (from left) Jack Crowe, The Rower; Jack Maslen, The Rower; Ben Berridge, London and Ollie Lyng, The Rower.

Relaxing at the Kellogg's Cúl Camp at Geraldine O'Hanrahans club grounds were (from left) Jack Crowe, The Rower; Jack Maslen, The Rower; Ben Berridge, London and Ollie Lyng, The Rower.

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GRAIGUENAMANAGH

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Duiske Abbey is back to its usual opening times, with weekend Mass on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. and Mass week days at 10 a.m. except Saturdays.

Peter McVerry Trust say thanks

Dinah Proctor of the St Francis Charity Shop, Main Street, Graiguenamanagh has received the following letter from Peter McVerry Trust.

‘On behalf of Peter McVerry Trust, we are extremely grateful to you and the people of Graiguenamanagh community for you continued support for our work, particularly at this difficult time. Your combined contribution in 2020 came to a very generous total of €7,486.55.

‘Thanks to your generosity, we will support even more people experiencing homelessness and continue to provide home and brighter futures for those who need our help. In 2020 we helped over 1,300 people move into a home of their own across Ireland. This includes more than 100 families who have now moved out of homelessness.

‘Thanks to you, even more young people and families can look forward to moving into a home of their own. Yours sincerely, Maureen Hogan, Fundraising Administrator.’

Lotto

The numbers drawn in the Graig GAA and Highview Athletitc lotto draw were 8, 13, 14 and 21. and there was no winner. Next week’s jackpot stands at €16,750, and reserve jackpot €10,000. Consolation winners of €30 each were Paul Hayden, Mary Butler, Marie Cahill, Dennis Savage, Marie Coleman. Tickets are available from any committee member.

Tidy Towns jackpot

This week’s results (Sept 16) were: 1st Prize Dermot Malone €347. 2nd Prize Eamon Doyle €50; 3rd Prize Fiona Broaders €25. Draw continues every Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Abbey Centre in Convent Lane.

GUSSERANE

St Kearns

In October 1920 an explosion occurred at a disused farmhouse at the shore in St Kearns which cost the lives of five men and caused serious injuries to many others while they were making bombs to assist the IRA cause in the War of Independence.

A commemoration takes place at the memorial in St Kearns each October in remembrance of that catastrophic event. With Covid restrictions last year, the local Commemoration Committee were unable to hold their centenary commemoration and were forced to postpone it.

That commemoration is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 10th October at 2pm at the monument where an information plaque surrounding the events of that time is due to be unveiled. Members of the public are invited to attend.

Wedding

Congratulations to Mary McCormack of Terrerath who was married recently to Michael Cafferky of Cork. The wedding took place in Clodiagh Church with the reception held later in Kilkenny. The happy couple are wished all of the best for their future life together.

Day Care Centre

St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange would be delighted to welcome to our centre older people in our community who would like to avail of the services we offer. We have all felt the effect over the last number of months from Covid-19 and have realised the importance of meeting with friends.

With the winter months approaching, now might be the time to think of having a day or two a week outside of the home where you will be warmly welcomed, meet other people, join in activities, have a chat and a laugh. Enjoy delicious freshly prepared meals from our kitchen. Our Cook is here to assist with special dietary requirements. Our Nurse is on hand to deal with any minor medical issues.

The services provided include bus collection, laundry, bakery, GP clinic, chiropody, hairdressing, assisted showering, Meals on Wheels Monday to Friday. We like to think of St Louis Day Care Centre as a home away from home.

If you think you, or if you know anybody who would benefit from attending the Day Care please contact us at 051 389509 or email us at stlouisdaycarecentre@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed

The Tintern Lotto takes place each Tuesday night at The Complex in Ballycullane and is a crucial source of income for the wonderful facility that is the Tintern Complex. The organisers of the draw are sending out the call for volunteers to help run the weekly lotto. If you would be able to help out for an hour and a half on one Tuesday night per month please let Joy Whelan in Ballycullane PO know, or indeed any of the committee members. Some of the long term volunteers are now taking a break and the future of the draw is dependent on these being replaced. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Lotto

There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 3, 17, 24 and 26. The match three winners each win €70. Well done to Katie Rossiter-Feeney c/o Tony Power, Catherine Rossiter c/o Tony Power and Carol Tighe of Somers Way. The jackpot now stands at:€7,100.

GAA action

Very hard luck to the Gusserane Intermediate hurlers who bowed out of the championship after extra time in their quarter final against Bunclody last week. It was Gusserane’s first time playing at this level for over fifteen years and they can be very proud of the progress that they made. This is still a very young team and the experience that they gained while playing at a very high level in the league and championship this year will certainly stand to them in future campaigns. Attention now turns to the football which will be commencing in the coming weeks. Gusserane’s seniors find themselves in a group with Fethard and Shelmaliers.

Our junior footballers are grouped with Castletown and Shelmaliers. Best of luck to both squads. Finally, a reminder that the Gusserane GAA Online Shop at oneills.com is now open with a wide range of club clothing for children and adults. Just google O’Neills Gusserane and you should arrive at the web page.

Market Fair

Ballycullane Tidy Towns are having a Market Fair on Sunday 3rd October in Tintern Complex, Ballycullane from 10am to 4pm. The craft stalls include wood, candles, knit, crochet and sewing crafts,soap, cosmetic and herbal products, plants, garden furniture and lots more. There will be a good display of household items in the bring and buy section. Teas and a raffle are also on offer. This is a fundraiser for much needed funds for the upkeep of Ballycullane village. Your support is much appreciated.

First Communion

Congratulations to the Gusserane children who finally got to make their First Communion in St John The Baptist Church in Gusserane last Saturday week. Cody Boyle, Josh Fenlon, Aine Kehoe, Cora Aspel, Ryan Whitty, Oisin Croke, Harry Finnan, Rachel Power and Evie Sinnott had to endure the delay of their big day as a result of Covid 19 but no doubt all thoroughly enjoyed the occasion with their families.

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy to the Power family of Ballygarvan on the sudden passing of Finlay Power of Hollyfort. Finlay was the grandson of Jim Power, originally from The Bog Cush. Sadly, Jim had also only passed away a short few weeks ago also. Our thoughts are with the extended Power family at this sad time.

HORESWOOD

GAA club news

The football championship begins this weekend with the Junior B team in action. The seniors play St Martin’s in Round one on weekend October 3.

The club had two winners in the club and County Draw. Brian Barnwell won a €750 Sam McCauley voucher and Helen Duffin a €50 Shop local voucher. The next two draws take place on Wednesday, September 29.

Handball/Racketball

The court is now open and fully vaccinated members can resume play. A membership night will be held on October 4 New members are welcome. Contact Denis:087 2878999.

Drive in Bingo

Drive in bingo in Horeswood GAA Park finished last Saturday. The club would like to thank all who supported it, the dedicated workers who helped run it and Tommy Hayes, who looked after the sound. Bingo will not resume in Campile Hall till further notice.

Coiste na nÓg

The under-15 hurlers beat Ballygarret 7-11 to 4-5 in the semi-final in Horeswood and will now meet St Anne’s in the final. The under-17 hurlers playe Oylegate in the Div. One quarter final in Horeswood last Saturday. The under-15 footballers play Glynn-Barntown in Horeswood on Saturday at 1.30 in the Div. Two semi-final.

Day Care Centre

St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange would be delighted to welcome to our centre older people in our community who would like to avail of the services we offer. We have all felt the effect over the last number of months from Covid-19 and have realised the importance of meeting with friends.

With the winter months approaching, now might be the time to think of having a day or two a week outside of the home where you will be warmly welcomed, meet other people, join in activities, have a chat and a laugh. Enjoy delicious freshly prepared meals from our kitchen. Our Cook is here to assist with special dietary requirements. Our Nurse is on hand to deal with any minor medical issues.

The services provided include bus collection, laundry, bakery, GP clinic, chiropody, hairdressing, assisted showering, Meals on Wheels Monday to Friday. We like to think of St Louis Day Care Centre as a home away from home.

If you think you, or if you know anybody who would benefit from attending the Day Care please contact us at 051 389509 or email us at stlouisdaycarecentre@gmail.com.

NEWBAWN

Monthly Parish Draw

The first monthly draw for the next six months takes place on Sunday, September 26, with prizes of €300, €200 and €100 to be won. Members of the parish council will be selling tickets over the next few days.

The parish council would like to thank everyone who supports the draw, and with the loss of the field day for the last two years, it is more important than ever. Thank you once again.

Split-the-pot

Split-the-pot continues every second Thursday night in Foley’s Pub. The most recent winner Kathleen O’Sullivan won €217. The next split-the-pot draw takes place in Foley’s Pub on September 23.

The proceeds from the split-the-pot draws are divided equally between parish funds and the Sports Ground. Tickets cost €2 and are available in the post office, back of the church and Foley’s Pub.

Adamstown Rounders

A huge congratulations to Adamstown senior ladies rounder’s team who won the all-Ireland final in Dublin last Sunday week against Glynn-Barntown with a comprehensive score of 13-0. It has been a huge achievement for the club who are just in existence since 2018 with captain Sandra White lifting the cup for her team, many of whom hail from Newbawn. Well done to the team manager Dylan Whitty and all the backroom team.

The team and its many supporters enjoyed the celebrations back in Foley’s Pub, who is its main sponsor, and with the mixed team up next week in the all-Ireland semi-finals, there might be more celebrations on the way.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning in aid of Co. Wexford Hospice takes place at Kathleen O’Sullivan’s house on Thursday, September 23, at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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