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Around the districts: Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Strand, Tagoat

Rosslare Harbour: Seeking scout leaders - Sixth Wexford (Tuskar) Scouts are seeking scout leaders. Do you have the leadership and practical skills to become a scout leader?

No previous scouting experience is necessary as full training will be given. Your involvement will be appreciated and will make a difference. Lots of activities to enjoy. For further information contact Pádraig Quirke at 087 6771325.

St Paul's AC

Congratulations and well done to all our athletes who were in action over the last week, it was a busy weekend as the Tailteann Games, AAI Games and all-Ireland Combined Championships were all held over the two days in Morton Stadium, firstly a huge shout out to Gergely Pap, who won double Gold, for a second weekend in a row, in the Discus and Shot in the Tailteann Games, he had a great series of throws in the Discus with a New PB of 38.80m almost three meters ahead of his nearest competitor, it was straight from the Discus to the Shot without any break, but this didn't put Gergley off and his throw of 13.85m ensured he finished in first place. Gergely will now be representing Ireland in the International Schools SIAs Championships, which will be held in Swansea this year in July, it is a fantastic achievement to qualify to represent your country in one event never mind two.

Emma Owens was competing in the Women's Hammer and Discus in the AAI Games, where she finished comfortably in first place in the Hammer and second in the Discus. Maeve Hayes was attempting her first Heptathlon in the all-Ireland Youth Championships, where she finished in second place, Maeve was competing in seven events over the two days, 100m Hurdles (which she set a new PB 15.54), High Jump, 200m and Shot on day one and Long Jump, Javelin and 800m (another PB 2.30, taking five seconds off her previous PB) on day two.

Our younger athletes were in action in the County B Championships in Enniscorthy on Friday night, we had six athletes competing, Catherine O'Leary, who was first in the under-10 300M, Lucy Stafford, who was second under-nine Long Jump and third in the 60m sprint, Ruth Stafford qualified out of her heat in the under-nine 6m finishing in sixth place in the final, Tadgh Wright, Matt Duro and Caolan Kelly also competed well in the Sprints, Long Jump, Turbo Javelin and 300m. Well done to all.

We wish Emma, Maeve and Danika the best of luck on Sunday as they are part of the Wexford Team competing in Round two of the National League in Morton Stadium. Training has now finished for the season, see you all in September.

Environmental Group

As the Tidy Towns Adjudicators will be in the area shortly, the group would encourage everyone to make an effort to keep their area clean and tidy. Now is the time to paint that wall and to tidy up the garden. Please don't forget the bit outside of your property that we just couldn't get to. Every little help is appreciated. The group meets up every Wednesday evening at 6.30 and on Saturday mornings at 9.30 in the Memorial Park if you wish to assist us in our endeavours.

A WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) cage only for small Household electrical goods such as toasters, kettles, electric drills and a container for the recycling of fluorescent tubes is situated at the back of the Railway Social Club. It is open on Saturday Mornings between 10.00 and 11.30 a.m., weather permitting.

The group's activities can be monitored on their Facebook page 'Rosslare Harbour-Kilrane Environment Group'

KRH Community Weekend

Saturday, July 20 - midday - Scavenger Selfie Treasure Hunt - Read the Map, Find the spot, Take A selfie and check back in to receive your prize. Starting from the Memorial Park. Entry Fee €5 per team of four. Prizes for all..

2 p.m. Judging of entries for KRH Community Children's Art Competition. 5 p.m. RNLI barbecue and Hog Roast Held at the beautiful grounds of 'Ballytrent House' - Road Hog, Burgers, Sausages, chick, crab and Salads galore. Live music with Shay Russell followed by acoustic session. Tickets from Bernie Mullen, KRH Tops Community Group 087 7051733 or any Lifeboat fundraising committee member.

Sunday, July 21 - 10 a.m. Crab Fishing Competition in the Lagoon - Rosslare Harbour - €2 per entry and Bait provided. midday - The blessing of the Boats with a visit from Rosslare Hbr Lifeboat. 12.45 p.m. - Presentation of Prizes for Crab Fishing Competition. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: The Village Fair in the Memorial Park, Rosslare Harbour Live Outdoor Music by Lee and Fitzy 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Bouncy Castles, Strawberries and Cream, Hook A Duck, Penalty Shootout, Home Baking, Craft Stalls, Face painting, Raffles, Lucky Dip Teddy Stall, Crazy Golf, Feed the Clown, Foot Darts, Children's Archery, Duck Races with live commentary, Craft Stalls, Souvenir Stall, Handmade Art Stalls. Hog Roast/barbecue in Railway Social Club from 4 p.m.

5.30 p.m. - Presentation of Prizes for Children's Art Competition Memorial Park. Exhibitions running on Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In Maritime Museum, Maritime Enthusiasts Centre, Rosslare Harbour. Live Music each night from 930 p.m. in Hotel Rosslare, Culletons Bar, Kilrane and in the Rosslare Railway Social Club. Crafts and Photography in Crafters, Kilrane.

Don't forget to explore our fantastic Cliff Walk and Kirwans Secret Garden while you are in the area.

Stalls for Village Fair

Anyone interested in taking a stall for the KRH Community Weekend Village Fair on Sunday, July 21, please contact Bernie at 087 7051733 or KRH Tops Community Group Facebook page. We have a limited number of spaces left.

St Mary's camogie club

Our under-14s were in action against Marshallstown. Despite getting off to a slow start we followed it up with a superb second half performance. The girls battled hard against a good side and it was tough going throughout. Overall a good team performance where we were probably unlucky not to come away with at least a draw. Well done girls.. The final result was St Mary's Rosslare 4-06 Marshallstown 5-05.

All teams continue to train with very good numbers participating.

Rosslare Strand

Summer Events 2019

The school uniforms have been put away, the temperatures are on the rise, and the long summer months stretch ahead. Here at Rosslare Community Centre, we haves a wealth of activities to choose from, so boredom will not be an issue.

Summer camp (4-12 years) runs from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. Register from 9.15 on the day. Every day is filled with fun activities, playground time, beach trips and much more. five-a-side soccer (kindly sponsored by Coast Rosslare Strand) kicks off every afternoon at 4 p.m. (6-9 years) and 5 p.m. (10-14 years). This year we welcome Parks Tennis to the centre, with classes running throughout the month of July from 9.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. For more information contact Austin at 086 0789517 (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

If you're not the sporty type, don't worry - there's plenty for you to choose from. From July 3, our hugely popular family bingo evenings take place every Wednesday at Coast Rosslare - doors open at 7.30 p.m., with eyes down at 8 p.m. Come early.

Monday and Thursday nights are Movie nights at the centre with family movies showing at 6.30 p.m. Only €3 per child (adults free); fresh popcorn, ice-creams, sweets and cold drinks available from the centre shop.

Shine Bright Theatre return with a super silly puppet show every Tuesday evening at 7.30.

Dust off your favourite teddy or toy for the annual Teddy Bears Picnic at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, in our Access for All Garden. Join us for an afternoon of fun - Picnic lunch provided, with storytelling, face painting, balloon modelling and much more. €5 per child (adults free).

For details of these, and all our other summer events, pick up a copy of our summer Brochure at local outlets, check out our Facebook page, or contact us at 053 9132202.

Field day 2019

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

Summer Boot Camp

Personal Trainer Liam Kehoe returns to Rosslare Community Centre with Boot Camp; every Tuesday at 7.30. For more information contact Liam at 087 0635416.

Rosslare Youth Club

Youth club is now on holiday till September. A training date for leaders has been arraigned on June 25 and will take place in Rosslare. Please contact Rosslare Youth Club via their Facebook page for more information.

Scoil Mhuire NS

Scoil Mhuire Rosslare would like to express thanks to all those community groups and individuals who helped them throughout the last school year. We look forward to your help and support in 2019-2020 once again.

Swim Week/Water Safety Week

Swim Week and Water Safety Week runs from July 8 to July 13. For bookings and inquiries please call Elizabeth at 087 2470493.

Active Retirement

Our meetings are on hold now for July and August but there is an informal get together each Tuesday morning in Coast Hotel at about 10.30 a.m. when some members like to meet for a cuppa, everyone is welcome, the more the merrier. We have our planned outing on Thursday next, July 4, to the Botanic Gardens and Glasnevin Cemetery with a meal on the return journey in the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. The coach will pick up at the Railway Social Club, Rosslare Harbour at 7.40 a.m. and at the church car park, Rosslare Strand at 8 a.m. We have a full coach so hopefully we will get good weather and everyone will enjoy the day.

New 2 U Charity Boutique

We have a wide range of summer clothing now in stock. Ladies tops from €2. Dresses from €5. Open Monday to Saturday from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m.

St Mary's GAA

The lotto was not won €5,950. The numbers were 4, 12, 19 and 23 on June 25. Four match winners - Paddy and Blaitlin Scott/Rosaleen Keane/Conal Grant/Donal O'Murchu. Next draw is July 2 in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. and is €6,100. We are looking for more people to help sell tickets. From next week the seller of a winning jackpot ticket will win €500 and there will be a monthly voucher seller draw for €50. Tickets are €2 and can be bought from all Managers, players, committee members and places around the parish.

Our under-20 Team is with Kilmore and the Hurling championship will be in July. Manager Conor Roche 087 2027202. Our Nursery takes place at the club house at 10 a.m. every Sat for four - six-year-old boys and girls. Under-seven Team Manager Liam Lawlor at 086 8528299. under-nine Team Manager Patsy Meyler 086 6381207. under-11 Team Manager Jimmy Wickham 087 3440732.

Under-13 Manager Alan Murphy 085 2332643. At home Hurling against Kilmore at 19.30 on July 2. Away to Geraldine O'Hanrahans Hurling at 7.30 on July 9 and at home to St Mary's Maudlintown Football at 19.30 on July 23.

Under-15 Manager is Liam Brohan 086 3425445. They had a good draw with Ballygarrett 2-3 to 1-6 is the Hurling rising stars competition. Next match is away to Crossabeg-Ballymurn Football at 7.30 on July 11 and at home Football at 7.30 on July 18 against St Joseph's.

Under-17 Team manager Larry Morrissey 085 8584661. Next match is football at home at 7.30 on June 24 against Rathgarogue-Cushinstown. Away to Adamstown at 19.30 on July 1 Football and away to Kilmore on July 15 at 7.30 Football. Best of luck to Cian Byrne in the minor Leinster Hurling final.

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 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.

Cois Barry 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 Irish Trad (music lessons).

TUESDAY: 10 a.m. to midday Digital Skills Course; 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: 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.

* 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 will sort it out.

COMING SOON: French and German lessons.

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

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.

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 - Fridays at 8.30 a.m. Contact Sharon at 086 1943527.

Boot Camp - Tuesdays at 7.30 p.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


St Mary's Day Centre

We had a lovely visit form St Bridget's Day Centre last week, it was great to see all the new faces and we look forward to doing it again.

Steam and Vintage Rally

Preparations are proceeding at pace for this year's Steam and Vintage Rally which is to be held on July 21 this year. We are looking forward to a spectacular day.

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