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Holly Kearns and Carol Murphy at the launch of the new cocktail menu in the Whitford House Hotel

Holly Kearns and Carol Murphy at the launch of the new cocktail menu in the Whitford House Hotel

Holly Kearns and Carol Murphy at the launch of the new cocktail menu in the Whitford House Hotel

Bannow-Ballymitty: Grantstown Day Care Centre - Grantstown day care center will be closed till further notice. It is important that neighbours make contact with anyone near them that may need assistance during this time.

GAA club news

Lotto this Tuesday evening with the jackpot still at €14,000 up for grabs. Tickets are two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's pub, Seabreeze drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace's Hardware, Costcutters, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer in Grantstown.

Well done to the Intermediate Football team who had a two point win over Ferns in the league first round, also the under-17 boys has a great win over Cushinstown.

Thanks to everyone who supported the Pat Neville golf classic last year the club donated €1,100 to Wexford Hospice home care.

Camogie and Hurling Easter camp will take place in Grantstown on Tuesday April 14 to Thursday, April 16. This is opened to both boys and girls from five to 13. All details on our Facebook page.

Anyone, who has articles and original photographs for the Parish Journal please submit as soon as possible to either Joeanne or Adi.

This weekend's fixtures the Intermediate Football host St Mary's Maudlintown in a home game. The under-17Hurlers take on Cushinstown. Both these games are down for Sunday. The junior ladies play league camogie away at 2 p.m. on St Patrick's Day. Then on Sunday they travel to Horeswood for a 2 p.m. game.

Please check our Facebook page, Twitter account and Instagram page for correct times and venues on matches.

St Patrick's Day parade

Following this week's announcement about all parades to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the committee met to discuss a number of outstanding issues.

Several people have already bought lines for our St Patrick's Day raffle, which we use each year to help fund the parade activities. Therefore, this will go ahead and will help offset the costs we have already incurred this year e.g. printing posters etc. The draw will take place on St Patrick's night in Colfers and the winners names/prizes will be posted here.

We will still have trophy prizes for the best decorated houses on the day - again, we will post the winners here.

We are very aware that some people have been working very hard on floats/costumes for the parade and hopefully you will be able to use these next year. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for all the support and nice messages we have received.

Stay safe and healthy and keep an eye on each other.

Corach Ramblers news

Under-12 girls 2 Seaview FC 0: A brilliant performance was on show by everyone from the back four girls (Sophie, Saoirse, Ruth and Nessa), the midfielders (Dearbhla, Olivia, Ciara and Ruth - when pushed up) and our strikers (Lily, Naoise Rose, Róisín and the brilliant Mary Kate).Our two goals were just reward for a lot of work to break down the staunch defence that Seaview had in place.

Naoise Rose Cullen with a super cool finish opened the scoring and the excellent Lily Mullins was on hand to score the second.

The under-12 boys lost 2-1 at home to New Ross. Our goal was scored by Eoin Breen.

Under-14 boys 6 Gorey Rangers 0: There was a fantastic result from our under-14 boys with a comprehensive win to seal the points.The goals came from Calum Kirwan, Lucas Fitzpatrick, David McDonagh, Kyle Cleary, Jack Cleary and an OG to finish the game.

Men's cup second round, Corach 2 New Ross Celtic 2: Hard luck to the men who lost a tense second round game last Sunday. Our side went down one-nil and two-one down but came back every time to bring the game to penalties - unfortunately this was the final obstacle the lads couldn't overcome.

Corach ladies 11 St Joesph's FC 1: The Corach ladies enjoyed a great team win up in Kilmuckridge. Shannon Mcstarted the scoring with a sweet lob from 30 yards after 20 minutes. This was soon followed by the Grace O'Donovan show on a day she scored five and was involved in many more. Niamh Nessi Millar grabbed one to leave the score 4-0 at half time. The second half started with Grace scoring quickly and then the home side grabbed a lucky goal with a lob volley from a free kick 5-1. The remaining scores were added by Trina Sinnott starting and finishing a goal from the backline, Geraldine Curtis scoring a 40 yard sublime goal, Sophie Scallan and Rebecca Stafford, who scored her first senior goal.

Finally congratulations to Mary Reville, who won €510 in our split-the-pot draw. Enjoy.

Our Parish

It's Journal time again and we are looking for graduate photos or if u got married in the last year and if you would like to put your wedding photo in.

If you had a baby in the last year and would like to give us the date of birth to be included in the journal or maybe you would have an article you would like included or an old photograph. If u have anything you would like included please contact Anne Farrell at 086 8469131 or Nicola at 087 6859868.

Our Lady's Island

Coffee Shop closed

Due to Covid-19 our Community Coffee Shop and centre will be closed till March 29. Sorry for any inconvenience.

GAA lotto postponed

Following the draw on Monday last, the GAA lotto is postponed to a later date.

St Paul's AC Notes

The Mr Oil Wexford Athletics Awards Night took place on Friday, March 6, in the Riverside Hotel in Enniscorthy.

Hugh contratulations to Gergley Pap was selected as Wexford Athletics Juvenile Boy Athlete of the Year 2019 for his performances in both the shot and discus, Gergley claimed a handful of championship titles in 2019. He won National shot put titles indoors, outdoors and schools. He medalled in shot at the SIAB international meet and at the inaugural Youth Nations. He won an all-Ireland Schools silver in the discus. To cap a great season he won both shot and discus at the Tailteann Games.

On the night there was a presentation of International Honours to all Athletes that donned the Irish Vest in 2019, and Wexford Athletics had an unprecedented 20 athletes who represented Ireland in various competitions throughout the year. St Paul's are very proud to say that two of our members are included in these. Gergley Pap brought home bronze medals from both the SIABs and Youth Nations Cup and Maeve Hayes competed in the long jump at the Youth Nations Cup.

Danika Gilishinan picked up her Senior County Track and Field Championship Medals and a Masters Cross Country Medal was collected on behalf of Ger Maloney.

Well done to Maeve, who made the 2020 Irish Indoor Top 20 in the High Jump at the Leinster Indoor Championships. Our first 'Mini Olympic Evening' for 2020 will take place on Wednesday, April 1, at 5.30 p.m. Training continues every Monday and Wednesday from 5.30 p.m.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 577046 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was No jackpot winner this week of winning €4,000. There were no match-three winners. The winning numbers were 17, 19, 33 and 34. The next lotto draw will be held on Monday, March 16, and will be suspended then till further notice.

Rathangan Hall - New Contact Number

We have a new phone number here at Rathangan Hall, our new number is 051 577046.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was John Rochford winning €84. Next draw has been suspended till further notice. Thank you for your support.

GAA Postponements

Following advice and consultation between St Anne's GAA Club and Kilmore GAA Club and in the interest of the health and safety of the wider community, it has been decided to postpone the Strictly Club Dancing both on Friday and Saturday night. The event will take place at a later date and all tickets will be valid for the rescheduled event.

Both St Anne's GAA Club and Kilmore GAA Club thank you all for your support and understanding. A particular thanks to our dancers and to the many volunteers who have work tirelessly over the pass few months and also to the sponsors who have supported both clubs.

We look forward to seeing you all at the rescheduled event. In light of recent developments, all club events, training, matches, meetings etc. are now cancelled till March 29 We will review the situation again at that point and follow the GAA guidelines and protocols. Joint Satement from GAA, camogie Asociation and LGFA 'In light of this morning's Government announcement, the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies' Gaelic Football Association have decided to suspend all activity at club, county and educational levels till March 29 (inclusive) from midnight. This is to include all games, training and team gatherings at all ages and all grades. We will continue to liaise with Government officials and review the situation between now and the end of the month, assessing the impact of these measures on our competitions. In the meantime, the association is encouraging all members to continue to follow the guidelines which have been provided by the Health Authorities.

St Anne's Athletic Club

The club is celebrating 40 years in existence and invite all adult members past and present to join us on May 1 in Rathangan Bar at 8.30 p.m.

Kickstart Preschool

Kickstart Eduction and childcare are enrolling for 2020. Contact us to pre-book your place 086 3365018. Kilrane (9 a.m. to midday or 1.20 p.m.) or Rathangan (9.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.) free ECCE preschool places as well as subsidised NCS places for children aged two to five years.

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