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Around the Districts: Graiguenamanagh to Newbawn


Dylan Galvin from Newbawn with Mikey White from Carricbyrne and Scott Sinnott from Barntown at the FAI Summer Soccer School in Adamstown.

Dylan Galvin from Newbawn with Mikey White from Carricbyrne and Scott Sinnott from Barntown at the FAI Summer Soccer School in Adamstown.

Dylan Galvin from Newbawn with Mikey White from Carricbyrne and Scott Sinnott from Barntown at the FAI Summer Soccer School in Adamstown.



Graig notes

Email news items, club events, announcements etc for the notes to graignotes@outlook.com. Deadline is Saturday 6 p.m.

Lotto Draw

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The numbers drawn in the Graig GAA and Highview Athletic lotto draw on September 5 were 8, 16, 27, 29. There was no winner. Each of the following won €30 each: Joanne Byrne, Deirde Butler, Anna Brown, Donal Murphy, Hazel Meadows. Jackpot now stands at €14,100. Tickets are available from any committee member.

Graig Tidy Towns draw

Winners in the draw on September 8 were: 1st ​Prize - Baby Finn Ryan, €351, 2nd Prize - J & S Cabs, €50. 3rd Prize - Sarah, Noreen, Audrey, €25. Draw takes place at 3.30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Parish Office.

Cemetery Mass

The annual Cemetery Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Cemetery, Tinnahinch on Sunday September 25 at 2 p.m. (weather permitting).



There was no jackpot winner in the Tintern Lotto Draw last week when the numbers drawn were 3, 11, 15 and 22. The match three winner was Catherine Cowman C/O Ballycullane PO. This week’s jackpot stands at €8000.

County Final

It is a case of county final here we come for the Gusserane intermediate ladies footballers. They came through their group games undefeated and have now put away Castletown and Bunclody in the knockout stages to earn the right to play St Martins in the county final.

It takes place in Wexford Park on Saturday 1st October so you can expect to see the little parish becoming decked in blue and gold in the lead up to the big day. Best wishes to the team and management as they prepare for the decider.

GAA action

It was a mixed weekend for the Gusserane men last weekend where St Martins proved to be the opponents in both senior and junior.

Our seniors easily saw off the Piercestown outfit on Friday night to record a valuable second win of the campaign. Hopefully they will carry this good form in to next weekend’s game against St Annes.

The juniors lost heavily to the Martins in Gusserane on Saturday evening and our depleted side will need some big results in their remaining games if they are to progress.

Tractor Build

A Tractor Build fundraiser will take place at Power’s Bar in Ballycullane on Sunday 18th September at 2pm to raise money for the Irish Roads Victims Association and your support would be most welcome. The event is in memory of the hugely popular Mick Kehoe from Ballygarvan who lost his life in a freak motor accident in February 2019.

If ever a fundraiser befitted an individual it would have to be this one. Mick was at his happiest when stuck in to an old engine and will no doubt be smiling as he looks down at family and friends racing against time to put the tractor together. This will be a family friendly day with music by The Barrow Boys.

Tintern Drama

A new drama group is being set up in the Tintern parish. If you are between the ages of 19 and 90+ and would like to get involved in a bit of drama and fun over the winter months then please come along to the first meeting in Power’s Lounge in Ballycullane on Friday 16th September at 8pm.

If you can not attend that evening but would still be interested in getting involved you can just contact Harry Twomey on 086 2472950.

Race Night

The last few horses are on sale throughout the parish for the upcoming Race Night in Paul Morrissey’s Bar in aid of the ball alley in Gusserane. It takes place on Saturday 24th September from 9pm.

Horses are €10 each or three for €20 and will be allocated to random races on the screens that night. The inimitable Liam Spratt will provide the commentary.

The Gusserane Handball and Racketball Club would welcome any support that you could give by buying a horse or providing sponsorship. A large gathering of the horse owners are expected to be in attendance on the night. Everyone is welcome to attend, place a little wager and have a laugh at Liam Spratt’s commentary as he runs through the horses’ names.

Matt Sinnott

The death occurred in his adopted home in the USA of Matt Sinnott two weeks ago. Originally from Drealistown, Matt emigrated to the US many years ago. Our sympathies are extended to his family and relations in the locality on their loss.

Let’s Talk and Walk at Tintern Abbey

‘Let’s Talk and Walk’ forest walks organised by IFA in partnership with See Change, Coillte, and Mental Health Ireland in support of the Green Ribbon walks right across the country.

The aim of the Lets Talk and Walk event is dedicated to spreading awareness about all mental health difficulties, to end mental health stigma and discrimination surrounding it.

Irish Farmers Association have teamed up with Green Ribbon See Change, Mental Health Ireland and Coillte in order to run these events right across the country.

This event is taking place at Tintern Abbey Forest Trails on September 18 at 11 a.m. commencing from Tintern Abbey including a guided tour within the Abbey and the history attached.

These are unique community walks and hope everyone can join us for a great day out at Tintern Abbey. So all you need to do is turn up, its free of charge, experience the beautiful landscape and afterwards take in the breath taking view across the Bannow Bay Estuary, Co. Wexford.

So Let’s Get Walking, Get Talking – Support Green Ribbon Walks. Contact 086 6008050 or Alice at 086 8295172 just for numbers on the day.

St Louis 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.

Why not give yourself a day out to meet with friends, old and new, join in activities, have a chat and a laugh and 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 and Meals on Wheels Monday to Friday. We like to think of St. Louis Day Care Centre as a home away from home where you will be warmly welcomed.

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


GAA News

The Intermediate footballers are now through to the quarter finals following a 3-12 to 1-9 over St. Mary’s Maudlintown in Round 3 in Taghmon last Saturday. They return to the same venue to play Duffry Rovers on Friday at 7.30.

The Junior B’s gave a much improved display at home to Taghmon last Saturday. Thep led by 2 points after 40 minutes but ended up losing 3-5 to 2-14. They have to play Bannow/Ballymitty in the last Round.

Fethard and Clongeen play round 4 of the Intermediate Football Championship in Horeswood this Wednesday at 7.30. Admissinon is by ticket only. OAP’s and under 16’s are free.

Coiste na nOg.

The under 15 footballers gave their best performance last week when beating Shelmaliers 0-12 to 1-8 at home in the Shield semi final and will now meet St James in the Final. The under 15 hurlers play Ballygarrett at home in the Shield semi final on Saturday at 11am.


The Rcaketball season is here again and Horeswood Club would welcome new members. Anyone interested contact 087 2878999. Ladies and Mens Leagues will commence in early October.

GAA Lotto

Last week’s lotto numbers drawn were 5, 7, 20 & 31. No jackpot winner. Six match 3 winners: PJ O’Farrell; Denny Bookle; Shauna Lacey, Rathgarogue Cushinstown; Marie Holohan, Clongeen; Paul Walsh; Jim & Ann Roberts, Horeswood, Next draw will take place on Monday 19th September, jackpot now €14,600.

Mass changes

The following mass changes are now in place in the parish. Horeswood: Saturday at 6.30 and Sunday at 10am. Ballykelly: Sunday at 11.30.


Defibrillators are located throughout the parish at the following locations: The wall of Long’s pub, Ballykelly; The wall of Seamus Kane’s, Whitechurch; The wall of Sean Walsh’s, Dunganstown, Horeswood GAA Club and Henry Hayes, Campile. An information evening will be held over the coming weeks.

St. Louis Day Care

The Day Care centre in Ramsgrange would be delighted to welcome older people in the community to avail of its services. Why not give yourself a day out to meet others and enjoy meals from their kitchen. A nurse is on hand to deal with any minor medical issues. The services provided include bus collection, laundry, bakery, chiropody, hairdressing and Meals on Wheels Monday to Friday. Anyone interested should contact 051389509.


Parish Draw

Results of the monthly draw were: 1st prize of €300 John Doyle of Tinnecarrig, 2nd prize of €200 Eamon Colfer of Kilbraney, 3rd prize of €100 Una Cunningham.

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone for their support for the draw for the last 6 months. The next round of 6 months begins on the last Sunday in September. Once again, we ask you to buy a ticket €5 per month. This money contributes greatly to the running of the parish.

Split the pot

Last month’s winner of Split the Pot were Molly and Ruby White of Carrigbyrne. Congratulations to all the winners. The Split the Pot continues on the last Thursday of the month. Tickets for same cost €2. The proceeds are divided equally between the church funds and the sports ground.

Recent Death

Newbawn native Maureen Keilthy (nee Casey) passed away recently. She was in her mid-90’s and had left the Newbawn area many years ago. At one stage, her husband Paddy and herself owned a sweet shop in New Ross before moving to Carlow Town. She is pre-deceased by her husband Paddy, sister Eileen and brother Michael.

Sympathy is extended to her sons Ray, Kieran and Ed, daughter Mary-Theresa, brother Noel and sister Nancy. Her burial took place in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, New Ross on Wednesday last following requiem mass in the Holy Family Church, Askea, Carlow Town. May she rest in peace.