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Siobhan Byrne, Brian Kirwan and Tracey Elphinstone enjoying a day at the Wexford Races in Bettyville

Siobhan Byrne, Brian Kirwan and Tracey Elphinstone enjoying a day at the Wexford Races in Bettyville

Siobhan Byrne, Brian Kirwan and Tracey Elphinstone enjoying a day at the Wexford Races in Bettyville

Rathangan-Cleariestown: Notes. 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 8, 11, 13 and 33. There was one match-three winner who received €200. The winner was Liz Codd. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, March 26, and the jackpot now stands at €3,200.

Date For Your Diary

The Cleariestown Patron and field day will take place on Sunday, July 14.


Last week's winner was Jimmy Colfer winning €112. Next draw Thursday, March 28, in Sammy's. Thank you for your support.


There will be bingo in Rathangan hall on Sunday, April 7, at 2.30 p.m. We would appreciate your support either by donation or attendance on the day.

Rosslare Strand

National Walking Day

To mark National Walking Day, the community centre will host a group walk at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3. The walk will start from the community centre and the route takes in some of the historic sites around Rosslare Village - walkers are advised to wear comfortable footwear and hi-vis jackets if possible. Post-walk refreshments will be provided to participants.

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

2019 Enrolments. 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.

Tidy Towns Volunteer Group

Clean Coasts Ireland are hosting a Demonstration on the planting of Marram Grass on Saturday, March 30, at Mid-day. Location is the Sand Dune at the rear of the Life-Guard Tower right beside the main entrance to Rosslare Beach.

This is a great opportunity for All in the community to get involved, the restoration and the preservation of our Sand Dunes is of paramount importance and it is the responsibility of all of us to safeguard this precious Habitat for the generations to come. Wexford County Council are supporting us on this project.

Also Tidy Towns would like to advise that on Good Friday, April 19, we will be organising the Rosslare Clean up day which is part of the National Clean up Campaign. In addition and following many requests from the Residents we will be operating a Free Used Metal Recycling/Collection. This will run alongside the Clean up of the Beach and village, more details will be made available closer to the day. Please Take Note Friday, April 19, 10.30 a.m.

Further information on rosslaretidytowns.com and Rosslare Tidy Towns Volunteers Facebook page or call 086 2270198, 086 1257487 and 086 8337324.

New 2 U Charity Boutique

With a touch of Spring in the air, why not treat yourself? 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.

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.

St Mary's GAA

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-seven 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.

Camogie club news

All memberships are now due. Please see your coach for a membership form if you haven't got one. Last date for payment is March 25.

Cois Barry community house

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

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 p.m. to 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 - 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

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.

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.

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)

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. Visitors and drop-ins always welcome

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