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Around the districts: Our Lady's Island, Rathangan-Cleariestown and Rosslare Strand

Our Lady's Island - Cake sale: OLI/Tacumshane Senior Citizewns are holding a cake sale on Sunday, June 2, in grounds. If you would like to donate home-baking it would be greatly appreciated. All baking can be dropped to the Snooker Club any time from 10 a.m. onwards, or to any committee member.

Pilgrimage to Knock

A pilgrimage to Knock is being organised for May 28 to May 30 two nights bed, Breakfast and evening meal. Private coach from Our Lady's Island, staying in Westport Hotel. Tour to take in Knock, Mass, Stations etc. Ballintubber Abbey, Heritage Park and Achill Island. Cost €220. Deposit €120 due with booking. Only six seats remaining - Contact Olga 087 3600919, or Fr Jim 086 2471063.


Congratulations to James Pierce, c/o Helen Pierce on winning €116 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Envelopes available in O'Doherty's, Meylers and Rosslare HarbrPost office. Draw in the Conservatory after Sunday Mass. all are welcome.

GAA Bingo

The GAA bingo now has a new start time of 9 p.m. every Tuesday in the community centre. The jackpot stands at €550. Come along and try your luck.

St Paul's AC

We had a very successful day ladt Sunday, May 5, at day one of the County Juvenile Championships with a total medal haul of 14. Maeve won triple gold in the under-18 High Jump, 400m Hurdles and Shot Put, Gergley under-18 Shot Put Champion adding to his double gold from Friday in the County Throws in the under-18 Hammer and Discus, Jakob second in the under-13 Javelin, Lucas third under-13 Long Jump, Elijah first under-11 Shot Put and third in the Long Jump and Turbo Javelin, Matej with a fantastic double gold in the under-nine Long Jump and 100m sprint. Great to see two under-nine relay teams with Matej, Kaiden, Ronan and Cillian in first place and Tadgh, Caolan, Harry and Richard just outside the medals in fourth place. Our under-11 relay team of Elijah, David, Adam and Artem were second and our under-13 relay team Lucas, Jakub, Shay and Pierce also made the podium in third place. Our athletes on the day were all the above plus Jacob, Hannah Rose, Catherine, Hannah, Sarah and Caoimhe many of our athletes progressed from heats to semi-finals to finals well done to everyone on a great day you did your club proud. Day two is next Sunday same place same time.

South Leinster Schools Day two took place on Wednesday in very wet and windy cold conditions at the RSC in Waterford but that didn't seem to bother our athletes as they continued with their good form, Gergely representing CBS Wexford was first in the Intermediate Shot and second in the Discus, Maeve representing Loreto Wexford was first in the Senior High Jump and second in the Long Jump, Erin Van Straaten from Bridgetown VS was second in the Senior Shot, Danika Gilshinan also from Loreto Wexford was third in the Intermediate 800m and Ciara Martin from Presentation Wexford was sixth also in the Intermediate 800m. Congratulations and well done.

The National Loreto Schools took place on Thursday also in very wet and cold conditions Danika was first Senior 800m and Maeve first High Jump.



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 €3,200. The winning numbers were 10, 21, 24 and 29. There were three match-three winners who received €70 each. The winners were Joe Scallan, Paula Clampett, Robert Rowe. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, May 14, and the jackpot now stands at €3,400.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Jason Carroll winning €106. Next draw will take place on May 6 in Rathangan Bar. Thank you for your support.


We extend sincere sympathy to Nick Sinnott, Gibberpatrick on the death of his brother Leo Sinnott, Kennedy Park, Wexford recently. May he rest in peace.

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.

Rosslare Strand

Field day 2019

Our annual field day will take place on Sunday, July 28. There are a limited number of spaces available if you would like to book a stall for this year's event. Contact Rosslare Community Centre at 053 9132202.

Rosslare Youth Club

Youth club continue to meet every Friday at 7 p.m. We will hold an evening of fun and games on May 24 to mark the end of another season. New members are always welcome - contact us via our Facebook page at any time. We are always happy to hear from volunteers who would like to get involved with the club.

White House Montessori School White House is a well established school operating in Rosslare since 1996. The school incorporating a fun learning approach in our home from home setting. Spaces available for the coming school year. ECCE scheme offered. Contact Deirdre for more information 087 8268203. Open daily from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Email whitehousemontessori@gmail.com.

Swim Week/Water Safety Week

Swim Week and Water Safety Week is from July 8 to July 13. Meet at main entrance of Rosslare Beach. Registration will be on Sunday, July 7 (Time and place to be confirmed)

New two U Charity Boutique

Looks like summer is finally on its way - wny not mark the occasion with one (or five) additions to your summer wardrobe. Some lovely new and almost new spring/summer clothing currently in stock. We are open from Monday to Saturday 10 - five and offer a wide range of clothing, bric-à-brac and small household goods. Good quality donations are always welcome; any out of hours contributions can be handed into the community centre.

Open Garden

Doyle's, Orchard Park are opening their garden to the public every Sunday. All are invited; proceeds will be divided between Tagoat Parish Church and Tagoat Day Care centre.

Rosslare Tidy Towns

Our entry to the 2019 National Competition is nearing completion, and the adjudicator will spend a day here sometime during the months of June and July.

Now is the time for All to work together to get the best possible result for Rosslare. Please do not leave it to the volunteers, Please Mind Your Own Area, remove litter, weeds, and if there is anything you need help with just call on one of us, we have gloves, bags, litter pickers.

In past year's people have been very kind in helping us with the purchase of Plants, Shrubs, also with Paint, Please keep that up as help either on the ground or with a little finance will be welcomed. This is a community effort and the result is for the benefit of the community.

GAA club notes

The lotto was not won. The numbers were 4, 6, 9 and 20 on May 7. Four match three. Liam Griffin/Roy Ryan/Clare Brady/Mick O'Donnell. Next draw is 14 th May 2019 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €5,050. Tickets are €2 and can be bought off all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish. Please buy to help run our club and the chance to win over €5,000.

Our Nursery takes place at the club house at 10 a.m. every Sat for four- to six-year-old boys and girls.

Our under-11 boys will continue hurling and football training on Sundays at 11 a.m. Our under-10 played a County Football blitz against St Anne's, Monegeer/Boulavogue and Glynn-Barntown in Ferns. Jimmy Wickham is our team manager and you can contact him at 087 3440732 they have already had a few blitz and did very well in Bree on April 20. Our under-nine boys train Tuesdays 6.30 to 7.30 Patsy Meyler is our Team Manager and can be contacted at 086 6381207. Our under-seven boys train on Mondays 6.30 to 7.30 Team Manager Liam Lawlor at 086 8528299 they played in a blitz in Tagoat on Saturday, May 4, which was attended by 18 teams throughout the county. Our team played very well and it was a great morning for the club.

Hurling 365 takes place every Wednesday for Tagoat at 8.30 a.m. in our clubhouse. Wednesday and Friday in Kilrane NS at 8.45 a.m., Rosslare Strand on Thursdays.

Our Adult team had a very narrow loss to Glynn-Barntown on Tuesday seven th May 2 to May 12 to 1-16 even though missing a few players. Our under-15 beat Kilmore 6-16 to 2-2 in Football and beat Taghmon 4-11 to 2-8 in Hurling. Best of luck to them for the year.

Our under-13 boys have played numerous matches including they had a great win against St Martin's in the rising stars on Sunday, May 5.

We are always looking for new players to join at all levels so if interest ring one of our managers or our Underage chairman Derek Howlin at 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.

We had a very successful Kids Camp on April 18 and 19. All the kids enjoy themselves and the weather was beautiful. We will be holding a summer Camp as usual and tickets can be bought on the GAA website.

We wish to thank all those who bought development draw tickets which helps in the running of our club. First draw had one winner from our club David McDonnell hopefully one of many in the next two draws.

Congratulations to Cian Byrne goal keeper and James Shield manager of the Wexford Minor Hurling team who have won their one st two matches against Offaly and Kilkenny.

Well done to Tadhg Brohan and Ben Power, who were picked for the under-15 Wexford team.

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.

Camogie club news

In a hard fought game our Junior B team lost out to a strong Taghmon side on May 1 the result was Taghmon 2-05 Kilross Gaels 1-01. The team's next outing was against Glynn-Barntown in Tagoat. This turned out to be a thrilling match with 11 goals scored. The match was very even throughout and we were unlucky to lose out at the end. Result. Kilross Gaels 5-02 Glynn-Barntown 6-08. Based on this hard fought effort it won't be long before this team are winning.

Congratulations to our club members who are part of the Presentation School camogie team which reached the Leinster final. Well done to Kate Roche, Kate Colley, Tegan Fortune and Sophie Colfer.

The under-12s recently travelled to Cloughbawn for a blitz and came away unbeaten. In a downpour the girls battled hard for a draw with Oulart. We went on to defeat Claoughbawn and Davidstown. There were some fantastic skills on view. The hard work at training is paying off. Every player left the blitz knowing they had put their heart and soul into every game. Best wishes to Ashley, who got a whack on the hand - wishing you a speedy recovery.

We hosted an under-10 blitz in Tagoat last Saturday. We had two teams with 10 players on each. Our yellow team won all four of their matches defeating Kilmore, St Anne's 1, St Anne's 2 and St Martin's. Our blue team lost out by the narrowest of margins to both St Anne's teams. They drew with Clonard and won against Kilmore. It was a great day with excellent skills on show. The under-10s are back in action on Wednesday when there is a blitz in Kilmore.

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 lessons.

TUESDAY - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Group ; 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Guitar; 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Drums; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar.

WEDNESDAY - 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Guitar; 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Guitar. NEW ON WEDNESDAY: SPANISH language lessons. Two class times available. Must register to attend. Call 087 7631305 or email us at coisbarryhouse@gmail.com. Classes are Wednesday at 11 a.m. or Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Meditation Evenings - on Fridays, 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tea, coffee and snacks served afterwards. Only €10 per person.

Digital Skills Course - for total beginners. 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 online 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 have equipment in our IT room. Dates and times changing, contact us to find out more.

COMING SOON - French and German lessons and yoga.

JOB VACANCY - Cois Barry Community House is looking for an office administrator. Training will be provided. This is a Tús scheme position. Anyone interested must be on the live register for over a year and should you need further information please contact Aidan at 087 7830520.

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

Befriending Group

This is a free service offering companionship to older people through weekly visits and telephone calls. Volunteers are trained by 'Alone', and are Garda vetted and reference checked. We complement other services such as home help, homecare etc., but do not replace them. Self-referrals and professional referrals are welcome. If you, or someone you know, would benefit please call 085 8526866 for information 'Together we can combat loneliness'.

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 needed and 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.

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

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