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Around the districts: Horeswood to Tullogher-Rosbercon


Group having fun at the Play Day in Library Park in New Ross. Photo: Mary Browne

Group having fun at the Play Day in Library Park in New Ross. Photo: Mary Browne

Group having fun at the Play Day in Library Park in New Ross. Photo: Mary Browne




The inter A hurlers finished strongly against Monageer in Round four in Oylegate last Sunday. Trailing by two points going into injury time Jamie Meyler scored from a line ball, followed by a Michael O’Hanlon pointed free near the sideline about 60 m out to give us a 1-19 to 2-16 draw. We are now into the quarter final, and a win over Oulart in Taghmon this Friday at 7.30 p.m. could see us top the table.

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Last week’s lotto numbers were 1, 4, 22 and 27. No jackpot winner, one match three – Jimmy Cadogan Clongeen. Next draw will take place on Monday, July 25. Jackpot now stands at €13,800.

Coiste na nOg Results

Under-17 hurlers beat Taghmon away 5-15 to 2-15, under-13 hurlers beat Rosslare away 5-3 to 2-8, under-15 hurlers lost at home to Blackwater 3-12 to 4-15.

Fixtures Monday, July 25 under-17 Football away to Sarsfields at 7.30. Tuesday, July 26 under-13 hurling at home to Davidstown at 7.30. Thursday, July 28 under-15 Football in Ballyhogue at 7.30.

Swimming gold

Tadhg Furlong and Sophie Becker may be making international headlines, but Shauna Bowe, Great Island, representing New Ross Swimming Club, recently won a gold medal in the 1500m at the national Championships in Limerick.

Ballykelly Whist

A whist Drive takes place in Ballykelly Hall every Wednesday at 8 p.m.


Next week is the annual patron week in Horeswood, starting on Monday, July 25, at the Mass Rock in Killesk at 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 26, at 7.30 p.m. Ballykerogue and Ballybrazil, Wednesday, July 27 at 7.30 p.m.

Dunbrody and Kilmokea, Thursday, July 28.

Horeswood Mass will be celebrated in Horeswood church at 7.30 p.m.


Parish Fun Day

Newbawn parish council wish to thank everyone concerned with making our parish fun day on Sunday last a total success. We were blessed with the fabulous weather and it was great to see so many people turn out to enjoy a lovely afternoon tea while also enjoying a game of bingo.

A special word of thanks to Ted for all his hard work and continued support and commitment to the parish. Thanks to Charlie, our wonderful bingo caller, and all his friends for providing the live music and song for the afternoon which greatly enhanced the atmosphere.

Many thanks to all our sponsors. Thanks to everyone from the parish and beyond for your support on the day and everyone who helped in every way. Thanks to Frank and his team, the Moynihan brothers, and all who attended the cabaret and bought tickets. Your support is greatly appreciated.

A special thanks to Verona Murphy for her support for the fun day and for her attendance at the cabaret and doing the honours of drawing the raffle prizes. Raffle winners: First prize of €200 Paul Jones of Wexford; second prize of €100 Paul Delaney of Newbawn: Third prize of €50 Mairead Cronin of Waterford; fourth prize hamper Sarah Boland of Courthoyle; fifth prize hamper Sarah Cullen of Gusserane. Congratulations to all the winners.

Door prizes: Séamus Heffernan and Paddy McGee.

Fr Jimmy

The parish wish Fr Jimmy a speedy recovery. We continue to remember him in our prayers and look forward to having him back for our field day next year.

Well done Lizzie and her team

Newbawn parish council and everyone from Newbawn would like to congratulate Lizzie Kent, the Adamstown players and all the Wexford team for their win on Sunday. We wish them the best of luck in the final and we will be shouting for you.


Food Bank Appeal

Here at South West Wexford Family Support Centre we have been collecting and delivering Food Cloud items to families in the South West Wexford area for several years now.

Recently the need for our service has grown and we find it hard to keep our ‘food bank’ stocked to a level that can cope with demand.

You can help by donating non-perishable food items, toiletries, and other household goods to one of our collection points – Seán Caulfield’s Centra, Campile, or here at the centre in Ramsgrange. We are really grateful to all donors for their ongoing support in these tough times.

Fusion Youth Café

The Youth Café are holding a number of summer camps andwWorkshops. These include a Tie-dying workshop (Tuesday, July 26, and a singing, acting and dancing workshop (Wednesday, July 27). All these activities are suitable for children aged 10 to 12 years and there is a small charge for each. Booking is essential. Check out their Facebook page – Fusion Youth Café or phone 087 1769843 for more details.

Community Employment Scheme at SWWFRC

We currently have vacancies on our Community Employment Scheme for a caretaker, a groundsman, a childcare worker and an admin support worker. Please email Jane on cecoordinator@swwfrc.ie or ring 085 2569680 for more details or to check if you are eligible.

Counselling services at SWWFRC

Please note that our subsidised, affordable counselling service is now available to everyone.

For confidential enquiries or to book an appointment please contact Sinéad at 051 389418.

Free book library

Loads of lovely books in our free book library at the moment. Why not drop in to the foyer here at SWWFRC and stock up on your summer reading. If anyone has spare books in good condition, that they have already read, we are always delighted to receive donations.

Children’s books are particularly welcome.

Room Hire and Remote Working Hub

Did you know that here at SWWFRC we have a number of rooms for hire, to suit both large and smaller groups?

We also provide a Remote Working Hub, which offers an affordable, modern, multi-purpose working space to small businesses and private individuals.

Onsite admin. support is available, with Wi-Fi access, interactive screens, tablets and laptops. Tea or coffee and light refreshments can also be provided.

Tourism with Business – LTI Programme

Here at SWWFRC we are running a free, two-year part time, training course covering a wide range of Tourism/Business skills. The course will prepare you for employment in the tourist industry and will provide practical, hands-on experience of customer service. The course is run over three days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and participants can work part time and still take part. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, you may get to keep that allowance while studying. A limited number of free places are still available so to have a chat about the course or ask any questions you might have, contact Anne Marie at 087 4552980 or email annemarie@swwfrc.ie.

Duncannon Beach Market

The Beach Market will be back again this summer. It is planned to open every Sunday in June from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays during July and August from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A limited number of spaces are available so contact Dawn at 085 8718936 or Sarah at 087 1386534 for more information.

Ramsgrange Active Retirement Group

Our trip out to Kilmeaden on July 20 is now fully booked. Pick-up is at Ramsgrange at 11.30 a.m. The cost is €15 for members and €20 for non-members. If you would like your name to go on the waiting list, please phone Kelly at 087 6372084, in case anyone has to cancel.

Given the enthusiasm for all our outings, it is essential to get your name down fast if you want to make sure you have a place. We are putting together a list for an evening outing to Kilkenny on August 11, to hear Ollie Grace do his show on Irish folklore. Get your name down quickly with Kelly if you are interested in coming with us. Our next meeting is on August 8 at 2 p.m. at the SWWFRC. We will have Yvonne from Slimming World to speak to us about healthy eating for all ages. She will have recipe leaflets and meal plans to help us maintain a healthy diet.

Please contact Kelly at 087 6372084 for more information.

St James GAA

The field purchase is moving along smoothly and we are awaiting final approval from GAA Headquarters. Thank you to all who have donated towards the field purchase so far, it really is greatly appreciated. Our annual golf classic is on Friday, August 5, in New Ross Golf Club, to book a tee time please contact Michael Ryan at 087 2725264, Noel Holohan, or Marky Murphy.

The winning numbers for July 12 lotto were 1, 3, 10 and 32. There was no jackpot winner but there were were two match-three winners 1) Tom O’Gorman and 2) Tom Foley – both from Taghmon club, and each won €500.

Next draw will take place in St James clubhouse on July 26 at 8.30 p.m. The jackpot will be €14,000 and Reserve jackpot is €9,300.

St James Coiste na nÓg together with Duncannon FC/Seaview United will hold a Fittest Family 2022 competition on Sunday, August 14 – more details to follow in the coming weeks.

Make sure to save the date and mark it in your diary.

Deadline for Notes

Deadline for inclusion in the Ramsgrange notes is 4 p.m. on Friday. Please. email reception on reception@swwfrc.ie if you would like to have an item included.



There was no jackpot winner in the Tintern lotto draw last week. Four lucky punters matched three numbers and each received €100. They were: Niall and Marie Molloy, Kinnagh, Rose Salter, Kinnagh, Clodagh Foran, Ballygarvan and Mary Astley, St Martin’s Park. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 9 and 11. Next week’s jackpot is €6,800 and next week’s match-three winners will share €200.

Tickets on sale in all local shops and pubs and from committee members.


The cards continue in the parish hall Ballycullane tonight Wednesday, July 20, at 8 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Tintern Review

This year’s Tintern Review is currently being compiled and as always the editorial team would welcome any articles or snippets of information that you would like to include. They would especially welcome any old photographs that you feel might be of interest to others.

Please contact Billy Downes on 086 0771029.


Listerlin Cemetery

The Rosbercon parish council have been informed that there is now in place a Diocesan Directive for Parishes not to purchase land for cemetery extensions. The obligation to provide additional space legally rests with the Kilkenny County Council. As the cemetery in Listerlin/Mullinarrigle nears full capacity the local committee wish to state that Rosbercon Parish will not be in a position to provide new cemetery space in the Listerlin area. The option therefore is for persons to be interred in Rosbercon Cemetery beside the Church of the Assumption.

GAA Development Draw

The latest winners in the Tullogher-Rosbercon GAA Club Development draw were, First Prize, Mark Malone, Tullogher, Second, Ann and Tom Nolan, Tinnakilly, Third, Simon Kennedy, Brabstown. Consolation prizes wet to John Joe Barron, Darbystown, Ger Mullally, Cappagh, Pat Hennessy, Ballykenna and A Mulligan, Glin.

Cemetery Masses

The last of the Parish Cemetery Masses have now concluded, bar one. That is the annual Patron Mass in honour of St Moling. That will take place on Sunday, August 2, at St Moling’s Well Mullinakill at 2 p.m.

Late Mary Grace Hurley

The death occurred on July 5 of Mary Grace Hurley in Watford, England. She was daughter of Tom and Eileen Stevenson (née Grace) from Rosbercon where her grandfather Paddy Grace ran a grocery store as well as van sales. Mary Grace’s funeral will take place on July 28 to Breakspear Crematorium Ruislip Middlesex. May she rest in peace.

Kilkenny pipped

Kilkenny lost out in a pulsating all-Ireland Hurling Final by two points to a super Limerick team who now have a achieved a rare three-in-a-row titles. Our clubman, Walter Walsh, was introduced at half-time and made a goal and scored a point as Kilkenny fought to the end but came up short.

There was better news for another clubman in Conor Hennessy, who won his all-Ireland medal when Kilkenny beat New York to win the all-Ireland Junior Football Final. It was a rare victory in the big ball game for the cats who won the semi-final against London on the Friday night and then beat the Yanks in the curtain-raiser to the Kerry/Dublin game before over 73,000 spectators.


Sincere condolences to Maurice Aylward from Shanbogh and the extended Aylward family on the death of Bobby which occurred on Thursday of last week after a long illness borne with courage and dignity. The former Carlow/Kilkenny TD was an extremely hard worker both in local politics and at national level and was always willing to do his constituents a good turn.

May he rest in peace.