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Around the districts: Kilmore, Murrintown, Piercestown, Rathangan-Cleariestown and Taghmon-Camross

Kilmore - Watercolor Art class: Are you interested in learning/improving your art skills? Two-hour Art Classes in six-week modules with Maria Murphy, renowned local artist, on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tomhaggard Social Centre and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Murrintown Community Centre. For details contact Maria at 086 3848364.

Kilmore Quay ICA

The guild held their AGM recently. Miriam Duggan was elected president for the coming year. Sue Cormac was re elected treasurer and Bernie Simpson secretary and Josie Whelan PRO Preparations are being made for the First Communion party on May 18 in Kilmore village hall 42 children will be receiving their first Holy Communion on that day. The competition for the nicest scarf was won by first Peggy Fanning second Sue Cormack third Kathleen Moore. sewing and craft classes continue every Wednesday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. in Stella Maris centre.

Volunteers Needed

Do you have kitchen experience and some free time between July 3 to July 7 to help out at the seafood festival? If so, please get in touch with Lucy by calling 087 2849901 or email festival@stellamariscentre.com. Thank you.


Congratulations to our team, who represented Kilmore in the County Scoutcraft Competition in Blackwater last weekend. After a delayed start on Saturday morning, followed by 15 hours of site build, bases and test meal they finished off the weekend on Sunday afternoon with a well deserved Silver Standard and qualification for the all-Ireland Phoenix competition in Cork in August.

We are very proud of their achievements for such a young team as they smiled through adversity and worked hard for each other in very trying conditions. Our Ventures and leaders worked hard all weekend on staff, manning bases, and supporting organising committee.

Cardiac First Responders

A number of people from the locality and organisations who use Tomhaggard Social Centre are undertaking training on Saturday, May 11, 9.30-3.30 in County Hall Wexford. The course covers CPR, AED and FAST assessment for Stroke. It is a collaboration between PPN, Wexford Co Co, National Ambulance Service, Order of Malta, Civil Defence and Red Cross. The Tomhaggard Defibrillator is located outside the front door of the Social Centre.

Kilmore AC

Wexford Triathlon Club 10k, Rosslare Strand Wexford Triathlon Club hosted the very popular Rosslare 10k on a glorious Easter Monday morning. 322 runners took to the road, including six of our members, who performed excellently.

Fiona Kehoe is gearing up for a busy track season now but was eager to race in Rosslare. Fiona looked strong throughout on a tough course and crossed the line in a time of 37: 05, the first woman home. Just over a minute behind Fiona, was Jackie Carthy. Jackie recently won a World Silver Medal in the World Masters Indoor Championships and was fancied to do well in Rosslare. Jackie ran a time of 38: 10, ensuring that she was the second woman home. Sinéad O'Brien, ran a strong race to finish as the first woman O40 in a time of 45: 58.

Apart from the prize winners, Nicky Foley, Suzanne Foley and Jenny Burrell, all ran. Remarkably, all three produced PB's, showing that all the hard training is paying off. Nicky went under 40 minutes for the first time, finishing 19th overall in a time of 39: 55. Suzanne had a 15 second PB, running 51: 31, on the challenging course. Jenny, continues to go from strength to strength, finishing in a time of 57: 40. Excellent results all round.

I couldn't not mention the great spread put on by the triathlon club after, the doughnuts were great. Well done on reaching 10 years of such a successful road race and we hope to see some of ye in Kilmore on September 14 for the inaugural Toddy Moore 10k.

WEXFORD 10K AND HALF MARATHON - Well done to our three athletes in Sundays Petitts Wexford Half Marathon and 10k. In the 10k, Shauna Cousins finished in a time of 50: 50. Paul Foley finished in a time of 52: 59. In the Half Marathon Carol Devereux finished in a time of 1: 49: 52. Great running Carol.

GOOD LUCK - Good luck to all those competing in the South Leinster Schools Track and field day one on Wednesday, Fiona Kehoe, who is in action in the first Irish Milers Club meet in Greystones and all our juveniles competing in day one of the Mr Oil County Juvenile Track and Field Championships in Enniscorthy on Sunday.

TRAINING - Senior Training continues at Kilmore GAA Grounds at 6.30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday and Enniscorthy Sports Hub Saturday at 10 a.m. All adult members welcome as well as experienced runners.

Juvenile Training: We train in Kilmore GAA Grounds on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6.30 p.m. We also train on the track in Enniscorthy on Saturday at 10 a.m. S & C with Fiona on Wednesday in Kilmore GAA Centre at 6.30 p.m. for juvenile members. See training programmes for details. Young runners must be seven years old already this year to qualify under Athletics Ireland rules. New members welcome, parents can contact us on Facebook, Twitter (@Club Kilmore) or by emailing kilmoreathleticsclub@gmail.com.

COUCH TO 5K - Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Kilmore GAA Grounds. It would be great to see you come along and improve your fitness.

Baby Girls

Congratulations go to Jock and Martina Barry and Gary and Clodagh Kielthy on the arrival recently of two beautiful daughters.

Book Launch

'People of Kilmore Past and Present Volume II' compiled by John Power will be launched in the Stella Maris Centre by Prof Ray Bates on Friday, May 10, at 7.30 for 8 p.m. Price of the book on the night is €15. All are invited to attend.

Active retired news

Kilmore Active Retirement Association held its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 2, with the chairman Tom Dunne presiding, with a good attendance present. Arrangements for the day trip to the 1798 Centre in Enniscorthy, Wells House and dinner in the evening on Wednesday the 15th were made, all traveling meet in Kilmore car park at 10 a.m.

Bowls in the immediate future on Tuesdays will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre. Ideas for the rest of the summer and the start of the autumn were discussed and will be addressed at the June meeting.



The winner of €601 in the last draw was Sandra Quirke, who bought her lucky ticket in Killeens Service Station. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Community centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo.

Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon - 086 1943527.

Murrintown Community Centre also has facilities for squash, badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details.

For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.

Lotto syndicate

MONTHLY DRAW WINNERS: Martina and Anthony Donnelly €100; Thomas Kelly €100.

Active retired

Day Trip - on Tuesday, May 21, the group will take a trip on the Kilmeaden Steam Train in Waterford, followed by visit to the Japanese Gardens in Tramore and some free time in Tramore. Meal on way home in Horse and Hound Restaurant. Price including Coach €50 pp. minimum of 20 required for this trip.

Open garden

An open garden day will be held at the home of Andrew and Mary Collyer, Rathjarney, Piercestown (opposite the graveyard) on Sunday, May 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and all proceeds will go to Wexford Hospice Homecare - your support would be greatly appreciated.

Community centre library

Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CE worker vacancy

We are currently looking to hire a CE Worker for Murrintown Community Centre. For more information please contact Colette Kennedy (CE Supervisor) at 051 563038 or email southeastcom@gmail.com.


Open garden

An open garden day will be held at the home of Andrew and Mary Collyer, Rathjarney, Piercestown (opposite the graveyard) on Sunday, May 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and all proceeds will go to Wexford Hospice Homecare - your support would be greatly appreciated.


Aerobics with Pat Dobbs takes place in St Martin's cemtre every Monday night from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m., Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday mornings from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Cost €7 pay-as-you-go - all levels of fitness welcome - just bring a mat and water.

ARA Club news

Day Trip - on Tuesday, May 21, the group will take a trip on the Kilmeaden Steam Train in Waterford, followed by visit to the Japanese Gardens in Tramore and some free time in Tramore. Meal on way home in Horse and Hound Restaurant. Price including Coach €50 pp. minimum of 20 required for this trip.

Your news

Please forward notes for the paper to peadar.dempsey57@gmail.com.



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 563039 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 winner of last week's jackpot of €3,000. The winning numbers were 1, 12, 19 and 25. There were six match-three winners who received €35 each. The winners were Christina Cahill, Eamon Kearns, Tomas Byrne, Eileen Dwyer, Des Wright, Kathleen Nolan.

The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, May 7, and the jackpot now stands at €3,200.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Laoise Garvey winning €111. Next draw will take place on May 9 in Wheelhouse Bar, Baldwinstown Thank you for your support.

Used Clothing Collection

Cleariestown Community Playgroup will be having a Fundraising used clothing collection on Monday, June 17.

Due to new regulations we can no longer accept bed linen, towels, curtains and soft toys. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts. You can drop off any items at the playschool any weekday morning between 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

All proceeds from this collection will go directly to the parish council to help with the running costs of our playroom within the community centre. Thank you for your support.

Open Garden

An Open Garden Day will be held at the home of Andrew and Mary Collyer, Rathjarney (opposite Piercestown Graveyard) on Sunday, May 19, from 2 p.m. 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and all proceeds will go to Wexford Hospice Homecare. Your support will be much appreciated.


Community Games

Our local athletics took part last Wednesday, May 1. There was a big turnout and we have some great races with close finishes. Thanks to all the parents who helped, the three transition year students, Hannah, Dearbhla and Aisling, Taghmon athletics club and the GAA club for the use of their facilities.

Results - Under-8 boys 60m: First Seán O'Callaghan, second Will Reville, third Niall O'Gorman, fourth Cathal Roche. under-8 girls 60m: first Olivia Ryder, second Megan Murphy, third Aideen Monaghan, fourth Amelia Doyle. under-8 girls 80m: first Olivia Ryder, second Megan Murphy, third Amelia Doyle, fourth Aideen Monaghan. under-8 boys 80m: first Will Reville, second Niall O'Gorman, third Seán O'Callaghan, fourth Cathal Roche.

Under-10 girls 100m: Kayleigh Butler, Emma Creane, Nykia Quigley, Niamh O'Callaghan. under-10 boys 100m: First Tom Reville, second Darragh Goff, third Luke Banville, fourth Jake Murphy. under-10 girls 200m: first Kayleigh Butler, second Emma Creane, third Nykia Quigley, fourth Layla Rose Bourke. under-10 boys 200m: first Tom Reville, second Luke Banville, third Darragh Goff, fourth Cillian Buttimer.

Under-12 girls 100m: First Ellie Murphy, second Grainne Kelly, third Chloe Goff, fourth Róisín Reville. under-12 boys 100m: first Jack Breen, second Danny Pierro Doyle, third John Pitt, fourth Cian Doyle. under-12 girls 600m: first Ellie Murphy, second Grainne Kelly, third Róisín Reville, fourth Amy Breen.

Under-14 girls 100m: First Elena Doyle, second Orla Kelly, third Becky Cashin. under-14 boys 100m: Ben O'Toole, second Bobby-Joe Pitt. under-14 boys 800m: first Ben O'Toole, second Bobby-Joe Pitt. under-14 girls 800m: first Elena Piero-Doyle, second Orla Kelly

Under-16 girls 100m: First Chloe O'Toole.

Long Puck under-12 boys: First John Pitt, second Danny Piero Doyle. Long Puck under-14 girls: first Caoimhe Reville, second Orla Kelly.

Under-12 girls Long Ball Throw: First Megan Sinnott, second Chloe Goff, third Róisín Reville. Under-12 boys Ball Throw first Danny Piero Doyle, second John Pitt.

Under-14 boys Long Jump: First Ben O'Toole, second Bobby-Joe Pitt. under-14 girls Long Jump: first Becky Cashin, second Orla Kelly, third Elena Piero Doyle.

Under-14 boys Shot Putt: First Ben O'Toole, second Bobby-Joe Pitt, third Connor Doyle. under-14 girls Shot Putt: Caoimhe Reville, second Elena Piero Doyle, third Orla Kelly.

Congratulations to all who took part. The county final is on Sunday, June 30, in Enniscorthy. Children can only take part in one event plus a relay. Please contact Theresa at 087 9514774 if your child wishes to go.

GAA club news

All our underage teams are very active for age groups from under-sevens upwards.

Next up in terms of competitive action are the under-13 Footballers, who have a home game against St Mary's Maudlintown on Tuesday evening at 7.15 PM the under-15 Footballers are playing St Mary's Rosslare at home on Thursday at 7.15.

The adult footballers are All County League action away to St Fintan's on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Try and get out and support the lads.

Please note that the lotto jackpot has increased to €12,500 as there was no winner this week although there were seven match-three winners that shared €200. The next draw is on Tuesday, May 14, at 8.30 p.m. in Grantstown.

Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online option.

Tickets can be purchased at the following website: https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Taghmon_Camross/lotto

Tickets are also available locally through all the usual channels.


ABC Club, Pre-school is now enrolling for September 2019 and September 2020. We cater for children two years upwards and will be offering the new National Childcare Scheme. Contact Laurena Kent at 087 1350823.

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