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Around the Districts: Murrintown, Our Lady's Island, Rosslare Strand

Murrintown: Split-the-pot. The lucky winner in the last draw was Kevin Bradley, winning €616. Kevin bought his ticket in Murrintown post office. 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.

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.

St Martin's tennis club

Membership for St Martin's Tennis Club is now available for the year. All enquires to 087 9266055 or email sec.stmartinstennis@gmail.com.

Lotto syndicate

FEBRUARY DRAW WINNERS: Mary O Keeffe €100; Liam and Geraldine Murphy €100.

Our Lady's Island

Table quiz

Kilscoran Union will hold a fundraising table quiz on March 14 in the Farmers Kitchen, Drinagh commencing at 8 p.m. Your support would be very much appreciated. Table of 4 is €20.


Áine Scallan would like to say a big 'Thank You' to everyone for their support, kindness and generosity shown to her over the last few weeks with the closure of Broadway post office.


Congratulations to Hannah Power's Grandchildren on winning €114 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare Harbour Post office. Draw takes place in the Conservatory after Sunday Mass. all are welcome for cuppa, chat and draw.

Knock Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage to Knock is being organised for May 28 to May 30 to May 2 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 or Fr Jim 087 3600919.

Invitation to Parents

An Invitation is extended to all parents of children coming to Scoil Mhuire, Broadway in September, to visit the school on Tuesday, March 12, at 7.30 p.m. It is a great occasion at the start of your child's school journey.

Ballycogley Players

Rehearsals for our full length production 'Same Old Moon' are coming along very well and Director Breda Hayes is very happy with how things are progressing. This play is the life of Brenda Barnes and her story as a young nine-year-old girl right through to her forties. As we accompany her through her life we witness many challenges she faces including having a short - tempered mother and a father who is his worst enemy.

Performance dates are as follows: 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, 19, and 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. We look forward to your support.

St Paul's AC

The Leinster Indoor season came to a close for 2019 last weekend with the Junior Championships on Saturday and Juvenile Championships on Sunday. Maeve Hayes was competing in the Junior Ladies Long Jump and had a great series of jumps with a best of 5.49m finishing in second place with only 1cm behind first place.

Danika Gilshinan was on the track in the Junior 800m, she ran a great race and was unlucky to finish just outside the medals in fourth place. First up on Sunday was Erin Van Staaten and Maeve Hayes in the under-18 Shot Put, Erin took Gold with a great throw of 11.85m and Maeve finished in third place with a throw of 9.31m,

Next up was Gergley Pap, who was in great form, in the under-18 boys Shot Put where he was top of the podium with a new PB 14.03m. To finish the day off for St Paul's was Maeve in the under-18 High Jump where she also achieved a new PB 1.65m and finished in first place.

Congratulations and well done to all four athletes who will be busy over the next few weeks preparing for the all-Ireland Championships which will be held in Athlone later this month.

Training continues Mondays and Wednesdays at the track in Rosslare Strand, where all our athletes are busy preparing for the Wexford County Juvenile Championships which take place over two days - Day one is Sunday, May 5, and day two is Sunday, May 12, at the Track in Enniscorthy.

Model County Tickets

Our Lady's Island GAA Club are currently selling Model County Draw Tickets and hope to call to every house in Our Lady's Island/Tacumshane in the next few weeks. Tickets cost €50 and will be entered into three monthly draws where there are some fantastic prizes to be won, including a car, every month. As always, we appreciate your support in our fundraising efforts.

Rosslare Strand

Social dancing

Fancy giving it a whirl? Sessions are held every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rosslare Community Centre. An opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones, keep fit, and maybe pick up a few fancy moves along the way. Teacher available for any debutantes. For more information, contact the centre at 053 9132202.

Rosslare Youth Club

Join us for weekly activities, hang-out, regular outings and great fun with your friends. We meet every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rosslare Community Centre. Follow our Facebook page for all the latest news.

Scoil Mhuire Rosslare

The school is now enrolling pupils for September 2019. There are a number of ways to enrol; you can call to the school for a Registration Form, download the form from the school's website scoilmhuirerosslare.ie, or phone the office to at 053 9132501 to have a form posted to you. Please note completed forms should be returned to the school as soon as possible.

New 2 U Charity Boutique

All our winter stock is now available at unbelievably low prices - choose from a great selection of women's and children's clothing. We are open from Monday to Saturday 10 - five. Donations are always welcome; any out of hours contributions can be handed into the community centre.

Rosslare Strand FC

Rosslare Strand FC will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a dinner dance on Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m. at Coast Rosslare Strand. We are calling on all past and present players, officials and supporters to come and help us celebrate this tremendous milestone. With music provided by Wrecking Ball, tickers are priced at €30 and can be purchased from all club officials. For further information contact David Clancy (chairman) 087 7631605 or Mick Walsh (secretary) 086 8987497.

Couch to 5k

It's not too late to join this six-week programme taking you from couch to 5k. Twice weekly sessions take place, one on Wednesdays at Rosslare Sports and Community Centre, and the second in various locations round the village. Total cost for the program is €50 and includes full training plan, recipe book and ongoing support from personal trainer Liam Kehoe. For more information please contact Liam Kehoe at 087 0635416, email LiamKehoe PT@gmail.com or follow @Liam KehoePT on Facebook

GAA club news

Adult team matches - March 16 away to St Martin's hurling at 3 p.m., March 23 away to St Joseph's football 3 p.m. and March 29 away to Ballhogue Championship Football round one in Hollymount at 7 p.m.

Under-17 play Bannow in football at home March 10, 2018, at 11 a.m., Hurling at home March 18, 2018, 11 a.m. and March 31, 2018, away to Geraldine O'Hanrahans Football.

MINOR TEAM - Adamstown 0-4 St. Marys Rosslare 2-12: On a very wet and wintry morning on Sunday last our Minor Footballers headed to Adamstown for a 10: 30 throw in, in Round one of the Wexford People under-17 Football Roinn two South League. The conditions were less then suitable but despite this and the small matter of a missing referee under the agreement of county board, Rosslare and Adamstown, these young men donned the jerseys and took to the field of play. Rosslare started well and despite the tough conditions pretty much were in control for the first half with scores from Tadhg Brohan, Jack Meyler and Ollie Gould. It was 22 minutes before Adamstown opened their scoring account however the home side were not making it easy by any means for us and the conditions made playing almost impossible for both sides. The first half ended on a 1-8 to 0-2 score line in favour of Rosslare.

We resumed the second half determined to start as we had finished the first half and it was only minutes in when wing back Alex Mulvihill opened the scoring with a well taken goal following a number of good saves from the Adamstown keeper. Adamstown played some decent football in the second half but we never gave up and outscored them 1-5 to 0-2 ensuring we secured the win to seal the victory and start our 2019 campaign with full points. Next Sunday the boys are in action against Bannow where the disappointment of losing to them in the Jim Byrne Cup earlier this year will be fresh on their minds. It will make for an epic encounter in Tagoat. Throw in 11 a.m.

LOTTO - Our lotto is €20,000 and tickets can be bought from committee members and around the locality. The numbers for March 5 were 5, 10, 24 and 28. No winner. Lucky-dip winners - Niall McDonnell/Booby Booth/Billy Whitty/Kevin Brogan/Maura O'Connor. Next draw is March 12 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m.

Our Nursery continues this week for four- to six-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. Team Manager Jimmy Wickham 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. Tema Manager Patsy Meyler86/6381207 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. Under-seven Team Manager Liam Lawlor 086 8528299.

Well done to Niall McDonnell on his selection as club person of the year for St Mary's. Niall has been the backbone of the club as treasurer, improving our finances dramatically. He has put in a huge number of hours in the club and his determination to increase sales has put the club into a strong financial position.

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

Camogie club news

Well done to our under-10 girls who are competing in the under-10 Shed Tournament in Horeswood. In the first week they beat Gusserane and Rathnure. In week two they drew with Cushinstown and lost to Gusserane. The girls and their mentors are looking foward to two more rounds of the competition and we wish them well.

Kilross Gaels: On Sunday last our junior team travelled to Croke Park to cheer on neighbours St Martin's in the all-Ireland Club Finals day. Although the victory went to Slaughtneil the Kilross Gaels Girls had a great day and enjoyed the snow fall just after the game. Thanks to mentors for bringing the girls.

Membership: A Reminder that membership is now due please see your coach for a membership form if you havent got one yet. Last date for pament March 25.

Cois Barry community house

We currently have the following weekly activities in the Cois Barry Community Centre

Monday: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Art Group; 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Junior Youth Club (5: 30-6: 30 code club) ; 7: 30-8.30 p.m. School of trad music

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group ; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Getting On the Road - Driver Theory Training and Test practice and Road Safety course; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Drums; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Beginners' Guitar.

Wednesday: 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Intermediate Guitar (kids); 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Intermediate Guitar (adults).

IMPORTANT DATES - Meditation Evening - on Friday, March 15, 7: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tea, coffee and snacks served afterwards. Only €10 per person.

Digital Skills Course - starting on March 29 at 10.30. Course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use internet and email safely, how to make video calls, how to pay motor tax online, pay your bills onlone or order your shopping to be delivered online. We can also teach you how to order your library books to be delivered on the library bus. Best if you can bring your own laptop or phone, but if you can't no worries, we will sort it out. Course is free for all individuals over 45, members of farming community, anyone with disabilities.

Feel free to contact us via message to our Facebook page, email coisbarryhouse@gmail.com or phone 087 7631305. Check out our website for more info: tiny.cc/CoisBarry

Kettle Club

Clara and Melonie at Swing and Spin Kettle Club are offering a wide range of spinning and fitness classes with attractive drop in rates and membership packages available. Visit their website (swingandspin.ie) for more information

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. New players wanted. €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 welcome. €3 (pay-as-you-go)

KEEP FIT PROGRAMME: Yoga - Mondays at 6.45 p.m. and Fridays at 8.30 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

Full Body Circuit Classes - Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. with qualified personal trainer Liam Kehoe.

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.

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