Around the Districts: Clonroche-Poulpeasty to Fethard

Lucy, Alison, Bobby and Kayla Lambert from Clonroche at the Megaslam wrestling event in St Michael's Theatre.

New Ross Standard


Cloughbawn GAA

Cloughbawn Hurling and Camogie club are holding a golf classic on Friday June 16th in Enniscorthy Golf Club in aid of pitch development. Tee times are booking up fast, contact Brendan to book a slot at 087 7998946, Teams of 4 entry fee €200 including meal.

Charity Match in Aid of Noah Lambert - A Charity hurling match will take place on Saturday evening 20th of May at 6.00 pm, donation boxes will be at the grounds, and all funds raised will aid Vinny, Jackie & Noah Lambert as Noah continues his road to recovery. All donations are greatly appreciated. Come along and enjoy the match with refreshments afterward in the clubhouse.

Club lotto - Two match 3 winners weekend draw. Mick Cogley Tomfarney and Davina Kehoe Clonleigh. Congratulations. The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 22 & 27.

Leinster champs - Congratulations to Shayne MacDonald and Cathal Kehoe who won Leinster Final football with St. Mary’s CBS Enniscorthy. Well done lads.


Notes contact

Contact Rita Gaffney Mobile 087-9914202, email Notes must be in by 8pm Sunday night.

Patron Masses/Blessing of Graves 2023

St Mary’s Parish Church, Cushinstown: Sunday August 13th. Patron Mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cushinstown at 1.30pm (11 am mass will not be celebrated in the church on this date)

St Anne and St John’s Church, Rathgarogue Sunday July 23rd 2023. Blessing of the graves at Ballyanne Cemetery at 1.30 pm and Patron Mass in Rathgarogue Cemetery at 2 pm (10 am mass will not be celebrated in the church on this date)

St Brigid’s Church, Terrerath: Monday August 14th 2023. Blessing of the graves at Carnagh Cemetery at 6.30 pm and Patron mass at 7 pm in St Brigid’s Cemetery, Terrerath.

Help wanted

The people that tend to the green areas around Rathgarogue church and community centre are looking for new members to help with the planting and watering of flowers for the coming season. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to get involved (there may be tea n biscuits) please contact Nicola on 0874153926 or Lee on 0879418394 For more info.

Terrerath Community Centre

What’s on in the week: Monday Nights Beginners Badminton, 7.30pm 8.30pm. Wednesday Bingo, 8.15 10pm. The Committee thanks all the regular Bingo players for their continued support of the Hall. Friday Youth Club, 8.30pm 10pm. 1st Sunday of every month Cushinstown Bingo, starts 7.30pm sharp

Hall Hire Charges: Hall available, please contact Deborah on 085724466 for bookings.

€10 per hour (for Badminton), €15 per hour (for Parties), €10 per booking Sound System Hire be your own DJ, play music on your mobile phone/MP3 player/lap top (must have a jack plug). €25 per hour (venue only) for Bouncy Castles, includes electricity surcharge and free sound system hire. Astroturf fundraisers - Car boot sale 14th May, 10am 2pm. €2 per car for parking.

Tables/car boot €20 each please contact Deborah on 085724466 for bookings.

Old clothes recycling We’re moving the blue bin to the other side of the doorway. Please bring your old or unwanted clothes, this includes paired & bagged shoes, belts & bags are accepted (sorry, no bedding, sheets, duvets, blankets, cushions or toys). Help to raise funds towards running costs of the Hall. Please make sure all bin bags are tied up to keep the rain out. The blue bin is available at all times, Terrerath Muintir Na Tire Community Council thanks everyone for their support. (Terrerath Community Centre, Eircode Y34 A027).

Rathgarogue Split the Pot

The winner of €284 in this week’s split the pot is Tom Furlong. Thanks to Ballyanne Bar for drawing the winning envelope. For your chance of winning next week`s pot, enter via any of the secure payment links and check out our facebook page

Community Games

Athletics Area Final Results - The Athletics Area finals took place on Monday 8th May at the track in the Town Park. Great fun was had by all and well done to all our fantastic athletes! Also included are the Long Puck Results from last Sunday Morning’s Final, held at the GAA pitch. Results are as follows:

U6 Girls Fun Race, Juliette Kehoe, Eve Cody, Heidi O’Hanlon, Edel Kehoe, Caoimhe Delaney

Indie Cranny. U6 Boy`s Fun Race - Ronan Delaney, Matthew Brennan, Luke Fitzgerald. U8 Girl`s 60M - Willow O’Leary, Saoirse Cahill, Ida Wall. U8 Boy`s 60m - Diarmuid Hendrick, Billy Keating, Gavin Finn. U8 Girl`s 80m - Eve Cranny, Aoibhinn Hayes. U8 Boy`s 80m - Bobby Kehoe, Harry Kehoe, Eanna Wall. U10 Girl`s 100m - Heidi Higgins, Katelyn Cody, Aoibhinn Finn. U10 Boys 100m - Tom O’Brien, Cameron O’Neill O’Hanlon, Ciaran Fitzpatrick

U10 Girl`s Hurdles - Aoife Ryan, Fiadh Wall, Sophie Kehoe. U10 Boy`s Hurdles - Rian Cranny, Cillian Cleary, Darren Delaney. U10 Boy`s 200m M.j Keating, Garvan Finn, Tom Hickey. U12 Boy`s 100m - Ciaran O’Brien. U12 Boy`s 600m - Ronan Finn, Reuben Higgins, Daniel Brennan

U12 Boy`s 200m - Darragh O’Brien, Tadgh Cummins, Liam Fitzpatrick. U12 Girl`s 100m - Orla Cowman, Meabh O’Neill. U14 Girl`s 100m - Bella Cody, Niamh Cowman, Caoimhe Fitzgerald

U14 Girl`s 800m - Niamh O’Brien, Katie Phelan. U14 Girl`s Long Jump - Erin Forristal. U14 Boy`s Shot Putt - Fionn Mac Eoghaidh. U14 Long Puck Girl`s - Jessica Kehoe, Aisling Roche.

U12 Boy`s Long Puck - Jack Bolger, Sean Obrien, Kieran Ryan. U14 High Jump Girl`s - Sarah O’Brien. Congratulations to all and best of luck in the County Final on Sunday 25th June in The Hub, Enniscorthy. Regional Athletics South Leinster Final will be on 20th August and the National Finals will be on the 27th August.

Swimming County Final Results - Congratulations to Hannah Hennessy Murphy who achieved 4th place, winning a medallion medal, in the U12 freestyle swimming National Final in Castlebar on Saturday 13th May. A fantastic achievement and well done to Hannah!

Talent - Well done to Sophia Byrne, who represented Rathgarogue Cushinstown in the U12 solo singing event, at the County Talent finals last Saturday in Bree Hall. We are so proud of you and hope that you had a fantastic evening!

Table Quiz County Final - The Table Quiz County Final is on Thursday 25th May in Bree Hall. U14 Mixed Teams of four can be entered, please let a member of the committee know if you are interested in entering a team.

Art & Handwriting - Art and Handwriting county final will take place in Barntown NS on Sunday 28th May, start time 10/10.30 am will be confirmed closer to the day. The whole event will take place at the same time, not divided into two sessions as in previous years. Art time limit is 3 hours and handwriting is 1 hour. We are looking for volunteers to help supervise this event, please let the committee know if you can help out. Please see our Facebook Page: Rathgarogue Cushinstown Community Games for more information.

Community Employment

ANCCR Area Development CLG (CE Programme) have vacancies in the areas of Raheen, Cushinstown/Terrerath, Carroreigh, Newbawn for: Community Employment General Operatives. Community Employment Childcare Assistant

Learn a new skill on the job and get an opportunity to re-train with a professional qualification

In order to be eligible the following applies: Over 21 years (in special circumstances 18 years) and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 12 months Ukrainians in receipt of jobseekers payment for 9 months Dependant Qualifying Adults on Jobseekers.

If interested in any of those positions, please contact your local Intreo Office New Ross 051 440910, Wexford 053 9165400 or phone Kay, CE Supervisor at ANCCR on 087 4144313. We would love to hear from you.

Knock pilgrimage

There will be a one day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday July 2, for the Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick-up Points are Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile and New Ross. Fare is €73 which includes two meals. Contact Nicholas Bowe at 087 9418661.


St James GAA

Important date to mark in your diary. St James GAA will hold their annual barn dance on Saturday, June 3, in Nolan’s Barn Clonsharragh. Music will be provided by Running on Empty, followed by a disco. More information in the coming days.

Dementia Café at St Louis Day Care Centre.

This is an opportunity to meet a support group after the couple of tough years we have had since Covid for people with dementia and their families.

We will have the café on the second Thursday of every month. The Café provides a warm and welcoming space for people with dementia, their family and friends, social and health care professionals to meet, exchange ideas and learning.

For further information on how to attend please email or telephone 051 389509.

Trip to Knock Shrine

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 2, to mark Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick-up points are Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile, and New Ross. The cost is €73, including two meals. Please contact Nicholas Bowe at 087 9418661 to book a place, or for further details.


Local Notes

Please note that any items for inclusion in the District News will have to be with your local correspondent at before 7p.m. on the Friday before publication at the latest.

Late Alice Touhy

The death occurred recently of Alice Touhy, Saltmills. Sympathy is extended to her son John and daughter Alice, relatives, neighbours and friends. Her Funeral Mass took place last Saturday in St. Aidan’s Church, Poulfur with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery Poulfur. May She Rest in Peace.

Temporary Change in Mass Times

There will be no Sunday morning 10am Mas in St. Aidan’s Church, Poulfur on Sunday 21st of May. Mass for Poulfur will be switched to 7.30pm on Saturday. There will be no 6 PM Mass in All Saints Church Templetown on Saturday the 20th of May. Mass as normal on Sunday morning at 11am.

Fethard/St.Mogues GAA

The Fethard contingent were well to the fore as the Wexford U20 Hurlers defeated Kilkenny last Wednesday evening in Nowlan Park in the Leinster semi-final. Cian Byrne was top scorer on the night while his brother Cillian also chipped in with a point while Eoin Whelan was very impressive at full-back. They play Offaly this Wednesday evening in Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow at 7.30. Please come along and support the lads.

Fethard players were also involved with the Wexford footballers who played out an exciting draw with Fermanagh in Enniskillen in the Tailteann Cup last Sunday. Richie Waters made his first start for the team while John Tubritt was a second half substitute. They are at home to Antrim next Saturday.

Scrap Metal Collection

Fethard/St.Mogues Ladies Club are holding a Scrap Metal Collection on Saturday 27th May at the back of Droopy’s from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. Collection service also available from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th.

The following will be accepted, all steel, metal galvanise, aluminium, copper, vehicle batteries, lead, stainless steel, old bikes, alloy/steel rims, cans, brass, old slides, washing machines, dishwashers and cars. No fridges, freezers, microwaves, televisions or household rubbish. Contact Neilus 087-9192986, Irene 087-2839693 or Mairead 087-7820259.

Saltmills and St. Kearns Community Group Fundraising Quiz in the Vine Cottage on Friday 26th May at 8p.m. Entry of Team of 3 or 4 is e10 per person. All proceeds to community development

Abbey Ladies Golf

The next outing of Abbey Ladies Golf society is in The Abbey Golf Course on 20th May.

Cul Camps

This years Cul Camp will be on From Monday July 24th to Friday July 28th. You can book your place online at We had a great year last year, perfect weather and lots of kids having fun for the week.

Fethard Development Association

Congratulations to Agnes Waters, this fortnight’s winner of Split the Pot.

Thanks to all who participated, to the businesses who have the buckets (without whom we couldn’t do it) and to Josephine Kehoe for organising it. Buckets are located in Dillon’s Londis, The Wheelhouse Cafe, Fethard Pharmacy, Molloy’s Bar, Geminii Hair and Beauty, Fethard on Sea Tourist Office, Milano’s Takeaway, Baginbun Lodge, Beautiful U, Salon 60 and Hook Lighthouse. Draw every 2nd Wednesday. The Development Association continue their campaign to get the Bottle Bank returned to Fethard as we head into the holiday season.

Knock Pilgrimage

There will be a one day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday July 2nd for the Ferns Diocesan Day Pick-up Points Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile, and New Ross. Fare €73 including two meals contact details Nicholas Bowe phone mobile 087 9418661.