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Around the Districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Our Lady's Island, Rosslare Harbour

Bannow-Ballymitty: The winner of this week's split the pot was Maggie Martin, Ballynock winning €508.

Corach 5k run

The results of the Corach 5k run are as follows: 1st - Willie White 20.41; 2nd - Ger Luby 20.56; 3rd - David O'Sullivan 21.36; 4th - PJ Doyle 21.51; 5th - Seán Diskin 22.00; 6th - Conor Anglim 23.24; 7th - Harry Murphy 23.25; 8th - Cillian Cullen 24.12; 9th - Kyle Cleary 24.42; 10th - Graham Sinnott 24.56. 11th - Darren Carthy 25.08; 12th - Diarmud Wall 25.14 13th - Emmet Ralph 25.24; 14th - Oisin Ennis 25.32; 15th - Shem Anglim 25.33; 16th - Tara Doyle 26.54; 17th - Clare O'Murachue 27.48; 18th - Aaron Hogan 28.55; 19th - Maggie White 29.54; 20th - Peter Ennis 30.38; 21st - Deibhile O'Dwyer 32.44; 22nd - Mary Cosgrave 32.44; 23rd - Luke Murphy 33.56; 24th - Anne Cleary 34.47; 25th - Mary Quirke 35.38; 26th - Jack Cleary 35.41; 27th - Cameron Whelan 35.45; 28th - Jack Moran 35.45; 29th - Conor Cleary 36.39; 30th - Ruth Redmond 36.46; 31st - Alex Deveraux 36.48; 32nd - Fionn Davey 36.49; 33rd - Séamus Wall 7.02; 34th - Liam Diskin 37.03; 35th - David Moran 38.08; 36th - Harry Murphy 38.09; 37th - Aidan Breen 41.24; 38th - Noah O'Connor 42.09; 39th - Donna Keane 42.22; 40th - Mary Kate Diskin 42.29; 41st - Ethan Sinnott 42.29; 42nd - Niamh Doyle 42.36; 43rd - Aoife Doyle 42.37; 44th - Saoirse Murphy 42.38; 45th - Erin Sinnott 42.39; 46th - Amanda Doyle 42.50; 47th - Olivia Ralph.

Social dancing

Dancing continues every Thursday night in Tír na nÓg with music this Thursday, March 28, by Larry Campion from Laois.

GAA club news

Lotto numbers were 3, 4, 7 and 27. Match-three winners were Esther Moore, Rhianna Sinnott, John Joe Sinnott, Michael Walsh, Sharon and Jack Murphy. Next jackpot will be €11,600.

Club meeting this Monday, April 1, in the complex at eight o'clock.

Wishing both Ballymitty and Danescastle Students the very best in their Confirmation this Friday.

The junior ladies' football team are looking for an enthusiastic person to manage and train them for the upcoming season. If you or you know someone who would like to take this opportunity please let Suzannah Murphy, Pam McCormack or Mary Cosgrave know asap.

Last call for Regristion evening this Wednesday, March 27, in the complex. Late payment fees will begin on Monday, April 1.

The Intermediate Footballers played their first championship game this Saturday in Bellefield against Naomh Eanna at six o'clock. The lads would love your support on the day. Best of luck to Stevie, Ken, David and the squad.

The junior ladies' football team are down to play a home game on Saturday also v Baile Tire Dubh. Our Facebook page and Twitter account will have exact times.

Both the junior hurling and junior camogie teams played the bank holiday weekend and unfortunately unlucky in both games.

A reminder that the Parish Journal time is upon us so if anyone has something ready for submission please contact Joeanne or Denise PRO s. Photograph s can only be printed versions. Thank you.

The club is looking for photographs of teams from the last couple of years to put on Display in our meeting room. Anyone have anything please contact Donal, Jason, Joeanne or Denise.

Wishing all our Mams around the parish a lovely Mothers Day this Sunday.

Sad Passing

It was sad to hear of the death of Ester Grace daughter of Liz Grace née Colfer and the late Michael Grace of Vernegly Bannow in England last week. She is survived by her daughter Olivia family and friends. Her remains will be taken to Bannow later in the year for burial. May she rest in peace.

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 26th: Cards/Pongo in the morning and Grantstown Premiere of 'Cheaper by the Dozen' in the afternoon; Eternal Beginners Yoga at 7 p.m. Wednesday the 27th: Cards/Pongo in the morning and Tea Party in the afternoon; Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 28th: Pongo/Games in the morning and music with Owney and Anthony in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday the 26th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Wednesday the 27th: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 28th: Hairdressing from 10.30 a.m. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All these services are available to everyone in the community.

Beginners Computer Course.

Another beginners computer course will commence in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Wednesday, April 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for five weeks. This is a free course and laptops will be supplied by the tutor, so all you need to bring is yourself. Spaces are limited so phone reception at 051 561016 to book your place.

St Patrick's Day parade

This year's 10th anniversary parade was a great success thanks to all who put in such great floats. The overall winning float was 50 years on the Moon. Well done to everyone envolved.


Deepest sympathy to the family of PJ Fanning Harristown on the tragic death of PJ.

PJ was the Beloved son of Paddy and Anna, brother of Matthew, father of Kyle and Katie and partner of Melissa. Sadly missed by his loving family grandmother Ciss, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.

He reposed at his parents house (Harriestown) on Friday, March 22, from 5 p.m. with removal on Saturday the 23rd at 1.30 p.m. to St Peter's Church, Ballymitty arriving for Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. and was buried afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Dates for your Diary

Camross drama group will perform three one-act comedy plays in Carrig community centre on Friday, April 26, A night of laughter and fun. Come along and enjoy the fun.

Ballymitty Hall events

Sunday Cafe - The next Sunday Cafe will take place on Sunday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall.

Monster Drive-In Bingo - This is on Sunday, March 31, at 3 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. €1,500 in prizes including Special page; €50 one line, €100 for two lines and €150 full house. Raffle and lots of prizes. Tea and cakes served.

Our Lady's Island

Cake sale

We will be holding our usual cake sale and raffle after Mass on Easter Sunday, April 21, in Community Centre in aid of parish funds. We will have a beautiful display of home-baked produce plus raffle for some beautiful prizes. Easter Egg treasure hunt and our split-the-pot draw and tea or coffee.


Congratulations to Mary Keegan's grandchildren on winning €118 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare HarbrPost office. Draw takes place in the Conservatory after Sunday Mass. all are welcome for cuppa, chat and draw.


Our Lady's Island GAA club weekly bingo continues each Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Butler's with a chance to scoop our jackpot which now stands at €850.

Knock Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage to Knock is being organised from May 28 to May 30 - two nights bed, Breakfast and evening meal. Private coach from Our Lady's Island, staying in Westport. Tour to take in Knock and Stations etc., Ballintubber Abbey, Heritage Park, and Achill Island. Cost €220, deposit of €120 due with booking. Last few seats remaining - Contact Olga at 087 3600919.


Our Lady's Island GAA Club lotto jackpot now stands at €3,000. Tickets are available weekly for just €1.50 each. Last week's winning numbers were 8, 11, 13 and 33 Your continued support is much appreciated.

Ballycogley Players

With just a few weeks to our first performance of 'Same Old Moon' please take note of our venues and dates: Sunday, April 7 - St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea, Friday, April 12 - Our Lady's Island Community Centre, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 18 to 20 - National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets for our nights in both Fethard and Our Lady's Island will at the door on the night (€10) and bookings for our nights in the National Opera House are available by booking online nationaloperahouse.ie or by phoning the box office 053 9122144.

Synopsis of the play: From age nine into her forties, Brenda is seen through the eyes of her eccentric and sometimes fiery family, particularly her willfully self descriptive father and her put upon and sometimes hot tempered mum. Hilarious scrapes erupt when Brenda's imagination and intelligence bump against the restrictions of Irish and English customs and society.

The play is a captivating and non-uncritical look at family life that features some wonderful roles. This year's cast (which involves both our old stalwarts and new members) look forward to your support with this production.

Rosslare Harbour

Tops Gala Concert

KRH Tops Community Group presents a one night only Gala Tops Show performed by our multi - talented cast and with very special guests Ballycogley Players, in Our Lady's Island Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Traditional music from Ceolteoiri Munna and dance performances by Sheila Grace Dance Company. A night of comedy, music, song and dance that is not to be missed.

Admission €12 Adult and €5 per child with family rates applied. Tuck Shop, tea and home baking available on the night. Come on down. Tickets available from Rosslare Harbour post office, Cast Members, Bernie at 087 7051733 and on the door. Limited seating so get your tickets early.Environmental Group notes

Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Environmental Group would like to thank the Men's Shed Group for sponsoring this year's Irish Flag which flies daily in the Village Park.

The annual An Taisce National Spring Clean for the area is on Saturday, April 6 (All volunteers are welcome). The volunteers will be provided with gloves, litter pickers and bags. Once again the skip will be provided and sponsored by AES the ICA will be kindly providing refreshments afterwards in Kilrane Community Centre.

A coffee morning fundraiser is to take place on Tuesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. in Hotel Rosslare.

Reminder: A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

The Group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane Environment Group'


Kilrane lost one of their best known characters on March 4, when Dickie, the last of the Codd family, Tenacre, Kilrane passed away. Dickie, who worked with the farming community all his life, was laid to rest in St Aidan's cemetery, following his funeral Mass in St Ruane's church, celebrated by Fr Diarmuid Desmond. We extend sympathy to his relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brothers Mick, Paddy and Jimmy.

Sympathy also to Kevin Brogan, Tuskamore Ave on the sudden and untimely death of his brother Hugo of Renmore, Galway, who passed away on March 8.

Condolences to Seamie O'Leary and family on the death of his sister Elizabeth Murphy, Gimont Ave, Enniscorthy who died during the week. May they rest in peace.


Rosslare Harbour Ramblers are walking every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and Saturday morning at 11 a.m. All walks start at the viewing point opposite the K garage in Rosslare Harbour. Coffee/tea and scones on Saturday morning after walk (cost €3.50).

GAA club notes

Our €20,000 lotto was being won this week by David Maher. Congratulations to David. Gillian Kennedy won €150 for match three. The numbers for March 19 were 7, 14, 23 and 28. No winner. Next draw is March 26 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €4,000.

Our Nursery continues this week for 4-6 year-old boys and girls in the clubhouse in Tagoat at 10 a.m. up to Easter. It is a fun activity about balance and co-ordination.

Our under-11 boys will continue Hurling and football training Friday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to Noon in Tagoat. Jimmy Wickham is our team manager and you can contact him at 087 3440732.

Our under-9 boys (Boys Born 2010 and 2011) will continue indoor hurling and football training on Tuesdays from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. onwards in Tagoat. Patsy Meyler is our Team Manager and can be contacted at 086 6381207 if you have any questions.

Our under-7 boys (boys born in 2012 and 2013) will begin continue indoor Hurling and Football training on Mondays from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. onwards in Tagoat. Any questions please contact the under-7 Team Manager Liam Lawlor at 086 8528299.

Hurling 365 takes place every Wednesday for Tagoat at 8.30 a.m. in our clubhouse. Wednesday and Friday in Kilrane NS at 8.30 a.m., Rosslare Strand on Thursdays.

MINOR HURLING RESULT - Monday, March 18 - St Mary's Rosslare 3-11 Bannow-Ballymitty 2-7. In blustery conditions on a soft pitch in Tagoat our minor hurlers opened their 2019 hurling campaign with a seven point win over Bannow-Ballymitty.

Rosslare started well and opened their scoring early with a goal coming from midfielder Reece de la Cour, followed by a point from a free coming from centre back Cian Byrne and a Tadhg Brohan point from play. This settled Rosslare early in the first half and it wouldn't be long before Brohan hit the net after a well worked move saw him getting Rosslare's second goal. However, it was Bannow, who finished the half stronger leading the home side by two points on a 2-2 to 2-4 score line at half time.

The second half was nip and tuck stuff with the teams evenly matched. However, in the final quarter Rosslare kicked on with six points coming from Cian Byrne, two from Reece de la Cour and one from Tadhg Brohan. The victory was sealed with a late goal coming from mid fielder Jack Meyler. Bannow did pile on the pressure towards the end but the Rosslare defence held strong to secure a win and full points in their opening game of the 2019 hurling campaign.

Team and scorers: Finn O'Donoghue, Tadhg Hayes, Rian Doyle, Nathan Whitehead, Alex Mulvihill, Cian Byrne (0-7), Ryan Culleton, Reece de la Cour (1-2), Jack Meyler (1-0), Danny Holden, Rian Stafford, Ollie Gould, William Ling, Morgan Lawrence and Tadhg Brohan (1-2). Subs: Milan Kovacs for Gould, Danny Howlin for Lawrence, Shane Fortune for Whitehead and Conor Murphy for Ling. Next match March 31 away to Geraldine O'Hanrahans at 11 a.m. Football.

Our under-14 Football Féile team played three matches on March 18. They played Sarsfields, St James and Fethard. They did very well in all games being very competitive against high standard teams.

Our adult hurling team had their first outing in the league against St Martin's. we had a go turn out. Sadly St Martin's were too strong and won 1-18 to 13 points.

Adult team next match is March 23 Football league against St Joseph's and then our first championship match against Ballyhogue March 31.

ICA Guild news

President Kay Crean welcomed everyone to our March meeting. Sympathy was expressed to Nuala Wickham on the death of her sister-in-law. Catherine Grogan told us about her involvement with the Wexford Walking Trails - a lot of new trails are being developed. Suggestions for our outing were discussed. Brian Murphy historian gave a very interesting talk on the history of Rosslare Fort and the sinking of the Mexico ship off the coast. Raffle was won by Maeve O'Brien, and Maura O'Connor won the competition. Tea were organised by Breda McFadden and Aileen Ironside. Next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 3. New members always welcome.

Macra Na Feirme reunion

This year is the 70th Anniversary of Macra Na Feirme in County Wexford. To mark this wonderful achievement we are organising a Macra reunion and dinner dance on Saturday, April 13, in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy at 7.30 p.m. Tickets can be booked by contacting Sarah at 085 113308.

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