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Around the Districts: Bannow-Ballymitty, Our Lady’s Island, Rosslare Strand, Tagoat

Bannow-Ballymitty: Ballymitty Hall EGM - Please note that the Ballymitty Hall Committee EGM will take place on Friday, August 23, at 8 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. There will be an important update in respect of the planned new hall development. All are welcome on the night.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Tír na nÓg every Thursday night with music this Thursday, August 22, by El-Paso and August 29 Cupla. All proceeds in aid of handball club's new build - all welcome, refreshments served.

GAA club notes

Lotto this Tuesday evening with a jackpot still standing at €14,000. Envelope/tickets are two euro each and can be purchased from Doyle's Carrig, Seabreeze Drycleaners, Tír na nÓg, Wallace's Hardware, Costcutters, Staffords Tullycanna and from any Club Officer down in the complex. Thank you for your continued support to our club.

The Pat Neville golf classics takes place on Friday, August 30, in Wexford Golf Club. Teams of four €200. Ten percent made on the day will go to Wexford Hospice Homecare. Contact Donal at 087 9175010 and Jason 086 8107111 for further information.

Hard luck to our junior ladies' football team last week. A powerful strong physical game for both teams. Speedy recovery to Jane. Final score 2-07 to Ballyhogue 3-07.

Our under-13 boys' football squad had a super win over Starlights in a quarter final home game on Tuesday last. This will see them into the semi-finals. Get better soon Adam, who recieved a thumb injury.

The Intermediate Footballers travel to Bree this Saturday evening for a 6 p.m. game against Ferns in their next round of the championship.

Study Centre not to re-open

The study centre in Wellingtonbridge will not be re-opening this September. Opening of it will be reviewed for January 2020. Thanks to all the students and parents that helped to make it a success for the years that it ran so far.

Grantstown News

Upcoming Events in Grantstown Community Village - Tuesday the 20th: Pongo/chair exercises in the morning and yoga with Julie in the afternoon. Wednesday the 21st: Pongo/Marion's Cement Craft in the morning and Sonas/Irish Music by Danescastle Music Group in the afternoon. Bingo at 8 p.m. Thursday the 22nd: Cards/Games in the morning and Pongo/Chair Exercises in the afternoon. Monday the 26th: Exercise with Mairead/Cards/Crafts with Sarah in the morning and Pongo in the afternoon.

Services Available in Grantstown Daycare Centre - Tuesday the 20th: Chiropodist at 10.30 a.m. No hairdresser. Wednesday the 21st: Counselling from 1 p.m. Thursday the 22nd: Chiropodist at 10.30 a.m. No hairdresser. Monday the 26th: Group Physio with Mairead. Phone 051 561016 to make your appointment for the services. All of these services are available to everyone in the community.

Monster Drive-in Bingo

A Monster Drive-in bingo takes place at Grantstown Community Village this Sunday, August 25, at 3 p.m. €1,500 Prize Money Raffle With Lots Of Prizes. Tea Served With Homemade Cakes.


The Chiropodist will be in Grantstown Daycare Centre on Tuesday, August 20, and Thursday, August 22, from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone 051 561016 to book your appointment. This service is available to everyone in the community.

Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Bridie pMullane and family on the sudden death of her son James on Saturday, August 10, Formerly from Middlesex England. James was the beloved father of James, son of Bridie and the late Jim, brother of Mary, Sarah, Brendan and Helena, uncle to Aidan, Daniel, Ryan, Hayden and Conor. Sadly missed by his loving family, relatives and friends.

He reposed in Ryan's funeral home, Wellingtonbridge on Wednesday, August 14, from 5 p.m. with removal at 6.30 p.m. to the Church of Mary Immaculate and St Joseph, Carrig-on-Bannow. Funeral Mass was on Thursday the 15th at midday, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Our Lady's Island


The pilgrimage continues with Mass each day at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Healing Blessing with Oils after 3 p.m. Mass. This Wednesday, August 21. 8 p.m. Focus on Angels with Speaker Francesca Browne. Sunday next, August 25, Mass at 3 p.m. Focus on Faith with Fr Brian Darcy.

Church Concert

An evening with Chloe Agnew, original star of Celtic Woman is performing with her dad David Agnew in concert in Our Lady's Island Church on Saturday, September 21, at 8 p.m. Proceeds to OLI. Parish funds and Wexford Women's Refuge. Tickets €20 from Island Voices choir members, Parish Gift Shop and Island Coffee Shop.


Congratulations to Una Lavery on winning €230 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare HarbrPost office. Draw takes place in Community Hall after Sunday Mass.

GAA Bingo

The GAA bingo continues every Tuesdsay night in OLI Community Hall at 9 p.m. The jackpot now stands at €500 - come along for your chance to win.

Clothes Collection

Time for a clearout. A used clothing collection in aid of All Blacks Community Playground will take place on Saturday next, 24th and Sunday, August 25.

Drop off points are: Outside Bridgetown School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Outside Our Lady's Island Community Centre from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Ballycogley Hall from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday the 24th and Outside Ballymore Church at 10.30 a.m., Ballycogley Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

A collection service will also be available call or text 086 8198748 to arrange. Please see All Blacks AFC and All Blacks Community Playground Facebook pages for more info.

Rosslare Harbour

Active Retirement Group

The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, September 3. There will be no meeting in August. The meeting will take place at the Rosslare Railway Social Club at 3 p.m. A Committee Meeting will take place at 2 p.m.

The annual Holiday will take place from August 26 to August 30 (five days and four nights) at the Central Hotel, Donegal Town. Any questions please contact Mairead at 053 9133702. Final Payments are now due please.

Bingo will take place on Thursday, August 8, at 03 p.m.

Light Up Rosslare Harbour and Kilrane.

Your donations towards the project for Christmas 2019 can be made at Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre every Saturday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and at Teresa's Sweet Shop every day. The donation cost of each bulb in memory of a deceased loved one is just €10. Thank you for your likes and comments so far via our Facebook page, it is greatly appreciated.

Hopefully we can build a thriving community spirit, any further suggestions regarding the project would be welcomed.

St Mary's GAA

Our under-20 Team is with Kilmore and the Hurling championship and our district semi-final will be on Tuesday, August 20, at 7 p.m. in Carne against Our lady's Island. Manager is Conor Roche 087 2027202.

Under-10 Hurling blitz in Ferns Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. under-eight Hurling match Sunday the 18th against Cushenstown TBC. We are always looking for new players to join at all levels so if interested, just call one of our managers or our Underage chairman Derek Howlin 087 8371879.

The shop is open on home match days and is stocked with socks, nick, tops, hurls etc. in the colours of the club. So come a long and wear the club colours.

If anybody wishes to help in anyway please contact chairman Conor Roche at 087 2027202. We need your help to make our club even more successful. We are looking for a PRO at present. If anybody interested in Facebook/Twitter etc and would be interesting in helping please give us a ring.

St Mary's Camogie

The under 8's put on a great show of skills in a blitz in Ferns. All the hard training showed for each of the 13 players present. We had matches against Rathnure, St. Martin's and Marshalstown. Thanks to St. Aidan's for hosting and to Wexford Camogie County Board for organising a great morning of fun. The girls followed up with a match in Rathangan against St. Anne's. Everyone had great fun. Well done to players, coaches and parents who travelled.

Our under 10's were in championship action at home to Clonard. It was a really tough, competitive match. We came away with a brilliant win to remain unbeaten in the championship! There was a huge number of players present and everyone played their part.

Under 14's result: St Mary's Rosslare 9-04 Ferns 1-01. This was the teams third win in a row. Everyone got a game and really enjoyed it. From start to finish the girls gave their all and got better and better as the match went on. Be proud girls of a wonderful performance. Team: Chloe Brady, Aoife Codd, Tegan Fortune, Eabha Griffin, Annie Kelly, Grace Noonan, Sophie Doyle, Alana Culleton, Kate Colley, Doireann Brohan, Eimear O'Neill, Amy O'Hagan, Aoife Whelan, Sophie Colfer, Chloe Kelly, Aoife Shortle, Kate Gould.

Thanks to everyone who collected and donated in our recent church gate collections in Rosslare Harbour, Kilrane and Tagoat - your support is very much appreciated.

We had a special guest at under 14 training when none other than county hurling star Diarmuid O'Keeffe dropped by. He had time for a few words with the girls and a picture.

The under 12's battled hard against a strong Ferns side. Ferns got an early goal but our girls settled into the game with a goal and a point from Doireann. With 20 girls present we made plenty of changes at half time. Fantastic defending prevented Ferns from scoring again. Ashley made a crucial block in the dying minutes and Eabha was outstanding throughout at centre back. A cracking goal from Caoimhe and a point from Chloe reduced the pressure. Chloe was denied a goal from a free with a brilliant save by the Ferns goalie. With passion and determination shown all over the pitch we came away with another victory. They are a great bunch of girls to work with. Scorers: Doireann 1-01. Caoimhe 1-0 and Chloe 0-01.

Rosslare Strand

Youth club

Rosslare Youth Club returns on Friday, September 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lots of events are planned for the coming year, so why not come along and be involved from the beginning. New members always welcome (first to sixth year students). Find us on Facebook at Rosslare Youth Club.

Active Retirement

Our coffee mornings continue each Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. in Coast hotel. This has proved very popular each week with up to 25 people attending for a chat and a catch up.

On Tuesday last we had a lovely outing on the Dublin Bay Cruise, we were lucky with the perfect weather, no wind and lots of sunshine and finishing off with a lovely lunch in Howth, so all who travelled enjoyed the day.

Our meetings will resume in September keep an eye out for the date which hasn't been decided yet, in the meantime enjoy the coffee mornings.

Children's drama classes

Shine Bright Theatre Children's drama classes resume on September 3 at the community centre. Contact Shine Bright Theatre on Facebook or call Lisa at 085 1532705.


Mondays yoga class with Sharon returns to the community centre from September 2 at 6.45. suitable for all levels - contact Sharon at 086 1943527.


We have following weekly activities in the Cois Barry Community Centre in Rosslare Strand.

Monday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group; 7.30-8.30 p.m. School of Irish Trad (music lessons). Trad rehearsal on Monday the 22nd, performance on Wednesday the 24th.

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group; 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Guitar.

Wednesday: 11 a.m. Italian lessons; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Guitar; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar.

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page: facebook.com/CoisBarryHouse/, instagram.com/coisbarryhouse/or email coisbarryhouse@gmail.com or phone 087 7631305.

Check out our website for more info: tiny.cc/CoisBarry

Community/Sports Centre

Schoolboys/Girls' Soccer Club - Academy Saturday 11 a.m. to midday/under-11s Monday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-15s Monday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-14s Wednesday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Girls/under-12s 7 p.m. to 8 p.m/under-nines Thursday 6 p.m. to 7 p.m/under-12s Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Colm at 087 6087475.

St Paul's Athletics Club Mon and Wed on Rosslare Track 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Fridays 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call Leo at 086 3103417. Find us on Facebook.

Menapians Athletics Club - Tues, Thurs and Friday at 7 p.m., seven years +/€4 per session Call 087 9955505.

Boxing Club - nine years + boys and girls. Training every Tue and Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Teresa at 085 1592984 for information.

Youth Club - Come along on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m/€2 per week/first to sixth year students. Lots of activities, discos and trips. Parents and members can join our Facebook group.

Rosslare Bowls Club - Call Catherine at 086 8177679 rosslarebowlsclub.com.

Tai Chi - Monday and Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. on the beach.

Men's Sheds - Mon, Tues and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jim at 087 6815029.

Women's Sheds - Wednesday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Call Jackie at 087 6468677 or Paula at 086 7870696.

Rosslare Tennis Club - Friday at 9.30 a.m. €2.

Rosslare Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

Badminton Club - Saturday at 11.30 a.m. New members needed and welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

KEEP FIT PROGRAMME: Yoga - Fridays at 8.30 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527. Monday yoga returns on September 2.

Boot Camp - Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. Contact Liam at 087 0635416.

Legs Bums and Tums - Wednesdays at 10.30 a.m. Contact Liam at 087 0635416.

Pilates with Theresa on Fridays at 10 a.m. €10 per class. Call 089 4620552 for further info.

Forever Fit Dancefit. - Saturday at 10 a.m. Hi energy, heart pumping, body toning. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda at 087 9713339. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome.

Forever Fit Active 50+ - Dance exercise to music. Every Saturday at 11.30 a.m. €8 (pay-as-you-go) Call Amanda at 087 9713339 to book. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome


Parish Auction raffle results

Winners in the Tagoat Parish Auction raffle are as follows: 1st prize, €200 voucher for Kelly's hotel - Beryl Kinsella, Rosslare Harbour. Ticket no. 1091 2nd prize, €100 Supervalu voucher - Jamie Keys, Hill Castle, Tagoat. Ticket no. 0359. 3rd prize, €50 cash - Pat Lynch, Rosslare Road, Tagoat. Ticket no. 0844. 4th prize, bottle of whiskey - Jenny Brown, Hill Castle, Tagoat. Ticket no. 0345. 5th prize, box of chocolates - Maire Murphy, Wexford town. Ticket no. 0027. 6th prize, bottle of wine - 'Buster' Doyle, Ross Mor, Rosslare Harbour. Ticket no. 1122.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all our sponsors and all our supporters.

Steam and Vintage Rally

The Tagoat Steam and Vintage Rally are happy to announce that this year we can distrbute €7,500 to our community causes. The cheques will be presented on Friday, September 6, in the Tagoat Community Centre, all are wlcome to attend with more details to follow.

St Mary's Day Centre

We are back in full swing after our summer break and our usual services are available. If you would like more details about our day services (Mon/Wed/Fri) or meals on wheels (Monday to Friday) give us a call at 053 9132624.

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