Around the Districts: Graiguenamanagh to Raheen

Tess Furlong, Beth Li Doran, Aoibhinn Hayden, Leah Traynor and Roisin Cullen who took part in the Colla Voce Performance & Music School end of year performance at Raheen hall.

New Ross Standard


Graig notes

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Lotto Draw

The numbers drawn in the Graig GAA and Highview Athletic lotto draw on May 2 were 17, 22, 25, 27. There was no winner. The following won €30 each: Ann Keating, Bridie Grace, Shane Hayden, Pat Gill. Lorrane Byrne. Jackpot now stands at €18,750. Tickets are available from any club member.

Graig Tidy Towns draw

Winners on May 4 were: 1st Prize - Saoirse Ryan - €405; 2nd Prize - “V” - €50; 3rd Prize - Marie Bagnall - €25. Draw takes place in the Abbey Centre at 4 p.m. on Thursdays.

Weekly clinic

Cllr Peter Chap Cleere will have his weekly clinic on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. at his office in Main Street, Graiguenamanagh.

Rambling House

The monthly Rambling House is on the second Friday of the month in Newtown Hall, where you can enjoy music and song from local artists and also many from the surrounding districts also join in.

St Mullins bus to Knock

The St Mullins and surrounding parishes bus to Knock leaves Drummond at 6.30 a.m., Glynn at 6.40 a.m. and Borris at 6.50 a.m. on Sunday, June 4. The cost is €25 for adults and €15 for juveniles.

Contact John Cody on 087 3330558 or 051 424628, or Loughlin Doyle on 085 8089125 for more information.



There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 4, 14, 17 and 27. The match three winner was Pearl Clarke of Battlestown. This week’s jackpot rises to €13,100.

The Hooley

On Sunday June 4th the Hooley in the Park returns to Gusserane GAA. This year the hugely popular Corner Boy will headline the outdoor event in Tom Somers Park with traditional Irish fusion band, Tulua, and also the popular Trilogy in support beforehand. The inaugural “Hooley” was a great success last year and this year the organisers hope to build on that success. Tickets are €20 and can be purchased through the link on the Gusserane O’Rahilly’s Facebook page. Gates open at 4pm and there will be a full bar and barbeque. Don’t forget your sun cream!


There will be a one day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday July 2nd for the Ferns Diocesan Day. Pick up points are at Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile and New Ross and the fare of €73 includes two meals. For further details please contact Nicholas Bowe on 087 9418661.

Split The Pot

The winner of the St Leonards Split the Pot draw last week was Aine Whelan who collects €319.


Winners in the hall last week were Stasia Furlong, Nick Doyle and Pat Ryan. Second went to Declan Egan, Noel Redmond and Luke Power. In third place were Dave Murphy, James McDonald and Pat Whelan. The Last Game Draw winners were J Flynn, W Kehoe and P Stafford. Raffle winners were Nick Doyle and Luke Power.

Winners two weeks ago were Declan Egan, Noel Redmond and Luke Power. Second went to Mary Doran, L Breen and Michael Whelan. Third were Joan Fardy, John Sinnott and Johnny Colfer while the LGD went to Nick Doyle, Jimmy Lacey and Pat Ryan. Raffle winners were Declan Egan, John Sinnott and PJ Doyle.

Plant Sale

Ballycullane Veggie Growers are having their annual plant sale in Ballycullane Parish Hall on Saturday 13th May at 10am to 2pm. Fruit, flowers and vegetable plants will be for sale. Teas also served. The Ballycullane Veggie Growers grow vegetables and fruit in a community plot. If you are interested in joining, come along to the plant sale and talk to any of the members or ring 087 6788652.

The Rosary

May is traditionally dedicated to Mary and seeking the intercession of Her as the Mother of God so The Rosary will be recited every evening from 8pm for the month of May at the grotto beside Gusserane church. All are welcome to come along.

Fittest Family and Gathering

Gusserane’s first ever Fittest Family competition took place in Tom Somers Park last Sunday where there was a huge attendance. Twenty teams took part where they had to complete a gruelling set of tasks. The overall winners were the team consisting of Mark Browne, Tommy Doran, Johnny Walsh and Pamela Kiely. The underage winners were Sophie Barron (U8), James Stafford (U10), Orlaith Ryan (U12) and Mia Kent (U13).

The Gusserane Gathering also took place in conjunction with the Fittest Family where there were fun and games for all and the emphasis was not on fund raising but moreso on getting the people of the parish together to enjoy each other’s company.

Huge credit is due to the organisers. They would like to thank all those who provided sponsorship to assist in the successful outcome. Many thanks also to the volunteers who helped out in many different ways and to the brave souls that participated in the Fittest Family.

Attention now turns to the Hooley In The Park in a month’s time where the organisers will be hoping for another rain-free day.


After three months of games involving over sixty participants during which the ball alley was seldom vacant, the singles finals were played recently.

The novice final was won by Diane Somers who defeated Helena Kent. Division 6 saw Joe Breen defeat Mark Fenlon. The division 5 final saw the title again going to the Somers household. Cathal Somers had to come from two games down to defeat Niamh Murphy. Shane Cullen defeated Paudie Foran in division 4 while Garry Jordan beat Graeme Cullen in division 3. Adrian Redmond got the better of Eoghan Foran in division 2 while Leon Galvin defeated Barry Murphy to win the division 1 title. The medals were awarded in Sooner’s Bar in Cassagh last Friday night.

Tintern Review

The 2023 Tintern Review is being compiled and the committee would welcome contributions for the 13th issue of a magazine which is growing in popularity.

If you have any photos of people/events of high interest from times gone by or more recent times, we would be grateful if you could let us have them. Also of interest to us are the names for inclusion in a Births, Marriages and Deaths column. These can only be accepted from the families in question. Some people may have some funny real-life true stories to share and these are particularly welcome.

Committee members may be contacted at these email addresses:,, and


GAA News

Last week’s lotto results: numbers drawn were 9, 20,24 & 26. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3’s - Shannon Mcdonald Clongeen, Pauline Tait & Brendan Ryan Rathgarogue Cushinstown. Next draw will take place on Monday 15th May, Jackpot €15,000 with reserve jackpot now €5,200. Thank you for your continued support.

The Intermediate hurlers play away to Tgahmon in Round 5 of the League on Friday at 8pm. The footballers are through to the League semi final

Coiste na nOg

The under 15 footballers beat Gusserane, St James and Taghmon in Round 1 of the Feile in Horeswood last Sat. In the semi final in O’Kennedy Park on Sunday morning they were beaten by a point by eventual winner St Pats.

Results: Under 14 Football: Horeswood 4-2 Blackwater 2-4. Under 16 Football: Horeswood 1-2 Castletown 3-15 Under 18 Football: Horeswood 5-7 Starlights 1-2.

Fixtures: Thursday. Under 14 Hurling in Marshalstown at 7.30. Friday Under 18 hurling in Cushinstown at 7.15.

Soccer Draw

The draw took place outside Sean Caulfield’s Centra Campile on Saturday 1st, €500, John Murphy, Tinnock Campile. Seller, Campile Utd. 2nd, €100, Mick & Ita Walsh, Boderan. Seller, Devin & Dylan Rowe. 3rd, €50, Liam Doyle, c/o Cafe Dermot Kehoe’s. Seller, Mave Purcell. 4th, €25, Kit Brown, c/o Mick Kent Seller, Mick Kent. Seller’s prize €25, Campile Utd.

We will have each draw live at 3.30pm on Facebook. So check it out for the next draw. Thanks to Sean Caulfield and all the staff of Caulfield’s Centra Campile and everyone who purchased tickets for our draw.

Next draw will be at the end of May 2023.

Comedy in Campile

Theatre Vamps Drama group Tramore presents, “When Harry met Sally” a modern take on a Romantic comedy classic in Campile Hall on Saturday May 13th at 8pm. Tickets €15 available on Eventbrite or pay on the door on the night.

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.

First Café is on Thursday, May 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (we will continue to have the café on the second Thursday of every month thereafter). Guest Speaker: Laurence Collins, Wexford Dementia Advisor of Alzheimer’s Society Ireland Presentation Title: Providing information on the disease and supports in the area, help identify the needs of the person with dementia.

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.


Field day/family fun day

The Annual Field Day and Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday 14th May at ARC Family Resource Centre, Raheen Y21 T183 at 1.30pm. If anyone wants to leave bottles for bottle stall there is a box in porch of church.

Parish news

The rosary will be said at Grotto in Ballagh at 8.30pm every evening during the month of May. Everyone welcome.

Please note change of Mass time in Raheen Church on next Sunday 7th May to later time of 11am.

School reunion

The Raheen National School Reunion for past pupils will take place in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola, on Saturday 27th May at 8 pm. All classes welcome, with live music entertainment on the night.

It is a great opportunity to catch up and reconnect with old friends and to celebrate our shared experiences of Raheen National School. Donations in aid of future development of the school welcome on the night. Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated.

ANCCR Area Development CLG

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.

Irish dancing classes

Irish dancing classes have resumed in the Raheen Community Hall every Tuesday evening. Beginners at 6pm , Advanced at 7pm. New members are most welcome. All grades catered for.

Tuition with Kay Sutherland A.D.C.R.N and Aileen Sutherland O.D.C.R.N. For further details contact 0879035296

ARC family resource centre

Join our Parent & Toddler Group for tea, chats and workshops. We meet Thursday mornings 9.30-11am in the Raheen Hall. Text Rachel on 087 9669553 for more details.


Badminton is played every Thursday evening at 8pm in Raheen hall.

Raheen youth club

Raheen youth club are looking for more volunteers to help out. If you are interested, call Mark at 087 9949185.