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Around the districts: from Graiguenamanagh to Newbawn


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Lotto draw

The numbers drawn in the Craig GAA and Highview Athletic lotto draw on October 3 were 18, 21, 24, 27 and there was no winner. Each of the following contestants won €30 each: Mick Kinsella, Keenans; Val Lonergan; Mary Roberts; Joanne Byrne; Collette and Richard Foley. The jackpot now stands at €14,700. Tickets are available from any committee member.

Graig Tidy Towns Draw

The winners of the October 6 draw were: 1st Prize – Angela Nolan – €360; 2nd Prize – Martha Foley – €50; 3rd prize – Bridget Doyle, Bahana – €25. The draw takes place on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the parish office.

Horses race

Kudos to local Jockie Danny Sheehy when he rode and won on Observing at odds of 8/1, trained by R Coady and owed by Ballygallon Stud in the €7,200 1m 4f Handicap at Dundalk on Friday 7th October. The following day Danny’s brother, Mikie Sheehy rode Lumiere Rock to win the Staffordstown Stud Stakes (Group 3 fillies) 2yo, value to winner €33,000, 1 mile, out of JP O’Brien trained and owned by Michael O ‘Flynn. Congratulations to all participants.


holy hour

A reminder that the Holy Hour continues to take place at the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church in Gusserane every Wednesday and that all are invited to come and participate at any stage of the day. With winter approaching and rising energy prices, the cost of heating the church for the day will be significantly higher than in recent years. Any donation you can make to cover the church’s increased heating costs for the day would be appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at Father Sean Laffan or even any member of the parish council.


There was no jackpot winner in Tintern Lotto last week when the numbers drawn were 3, 8, 11 and 28. The seven winners of match three were Geraldine Hayes, Kathleen O’Connor, Lisa/Claire/Mary Crowe, Jan Sinnott, Joy Whelan, Eddie Byrne and Bridget Conway. This week’s jackpot is €8,600.

Open Evening

The Ecole Nationale de Gusserane is organizing an Open Doors Evening on Tuesday October 25 from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. They welcome anyone who is interested in visiting the school and the wonderful work being done there.

racquet ball

Membership for the new season is now being collected and new members are especially welcome to register. For more information contact James on 087 3630536.

County Final

Bad luck for the ladies of Gusserane who put in a brave performance in the County Intermediate Final replay last Saturday, only to be beaten by a strong St Martins side. This talented group know they are very close to making the leap into senior football and will no doubt regroup and come back even stronger in 2023.

market fair

Ballycullane Tidy Towns hold their annual trade show on Sunday 6th November from 10am to 4pm. Craft vendors are invited to reserve their table now. If you would like to donate your unwanted treasures to the bring and buy section, that would be welcome. There will also be a raffle and tea parties.

This is a fundraiser for the upkeep of the village. Contact Rosie: 087 6316659 or Anne 087 6788652 for more details.

St. Kearns

The annual commemoration of St Kearns takes place at St Kearns Monument on Sunday 16 October at 2pm. A second bronze plaque, funded by Wexford County Council, is being unveiled this year telling the story of the aftermath of the explosion. All are welcome to attend the event.

The commemoration takes place every year at this time of year to remember the five men who died and others who were injured in the 1920 explosion, but this year’s event will also be dedicated to the role played by women in the War of Independence.

Tintern Review

The annual parish publication is now on store shelves and is great value at just €8. It is on sale at the post office and in shops in the parish and some shops in neighboring parishes. This year’s content includes stories about a popular Boley man who turned 100, the origins of the Gusserane Church belfry, the story of a man who came back from the dead , a farewell to a school principal from Gusserane as well as roundups of various organizations throughout the parish, from sports to plowing and rowing.

Action of the GAA

Two Gusserane teams scored hugely important victories last weekend. Kudos to the youth footballers who found themselves in the undesirable position of being in a relegation game with St Josephs of Wexford Town. The Gusserane boys put in a super performance at Taghmon to ensure they remain at the top level of youth football for another year. If they manage to replicate that performance in 2023, they will find themselves competing for a county title rather than a relegation battle.

The weekend’s place of honor went to the U15 pitchers, who also put in a massive performance to defeat Adamstown in the Division 4 County Final. They won 1-14 to 0-14. Congratulations to the players and their hard working mentors.

News from the Campile hall

An open evening will be held at Campile Hall on Saturday evening 22nd October for anyone wishing to view their newly built rooms which have been partly funded by Wexford County Council under the Leader scheme. The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a small selection of local entertainment on stage before the venues open to the public. Refreshments will also be served in the evening.


County Final

The Intermediate Footballers qualified to face Fethard in the County Final after a 0-16, 0-10 win over Cushinstown in the semi-final at O’Kennedy Park last Saturday. The final will be played at Wexford Park on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Junior B’s lost 3-10 to 0-7 to St James in the District semi-final at Horeswood last Friday.

Lotto GAA

The lotto numbers in the last draw were 4, 7, 8 and 31. No jackpot winner, five match 3 – Martin Neville, Catherine Kehoe, David Kent, Ann O’Rourke and Paddy Doran, Rathgarogue-Cushinstown. Next draw on Monday, October 17 at the Rathgarogue-Cushinstown Clubhouse. The jackpot now stands at €15,000.

Open evening at the Campile room

An open evening will be held at Campile Hall on Saturday evening 22nd October for anyone wishing to view our newly built halls which have been partly funded by Wexford County Council under the leader scheme. The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a small selection of local entertainment on stage before the theaters open to the public. Refreshments will also be served in the evening.

Camogie News

Halloween Party – Boys, girls, preschoolers, and parents are all invited to a spooky evening of ghostly play and gruesome surprises on Wednesday, November 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the indoor compound. Cost €5

Our AGM will take place on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Indoor Complex. We encourage all parents to come and find out how the club works and its plans for the coming year. Any ideas or suggestions will be welcome.


morning coffee

Kathleen O’Sullivan would like to thank everyone who supported the coffee morning held recently at her home. A total of €700 was raised. All proceeds will go to Co. Wexford Hospice.

blessing of the sick

Blessing of the Sick and Healing will take place at Newbawn Church immediately after the 11am Mass on Sunday 16th October. All are welcome.

Harvest mass

Newbawn Parish Council would like to thank everyone involved in preparing the church for last Sunday’s Harvest Mass. The church looked lovely. Congratulations to all.

Parish draw

The results of the latest monthly draw are: 1st prize of €300 Martina Colfer from Carrigadaggin, 2nd prize of €200 Molly and Ruby White from Carrigbyrne, 3rd prize of €100 Rafel from The Rock Lane.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who purchased tickets.

If anyone would like to be part of the draw for the next 5 months, please contact a member of the parish council. Tickets cost €5 per month.

Split the pot

The most recent Split the Pot winner, which came to €250, was Aidan Sinnott of Raheenvarren. Congratulations Aidan.

Mass reservations

If anyone would like to book a Birthday Mass, Baptism etc, please call the Sacristy after the 11am Mass on Sunday where a member of the Parish Council will be there to take bookings. We continue to wish Fr. Jimmy a speedy recovery and we think of him in our prayers.

The late Kitty Stafford

Much regret and sadness has been caused around Tinnecarrig and the surrounding Newbawn area at the passing of well known and much loved elderly Kitty Stafford (née Curtis).

She was a hardworking and popular member of the Newbawn community. In the mid-1990s, Kitty passed away peacefully at New Ross Community Hospital. She was predeceased by her late husband Tommy, her sister Peggy, her brothers Tom and Barty and her late son-in-law Mick. Sympathy is extended to his daughter Killian, his grandson Tom and all relatives and friends.

His burial took place on Saturday 1 October in Newbawn New Churchyard after the Requiem Mass in the adjacent church. May she rest in peace.

The late Johnny Bradley

The death of Johnny Bradley of Ballyvergin, Adamstown, who was in his early 90s, has caused great sadness across a wide area over the past week. He was a well known and popular member of the local community and had many friends and relatives in the area. He was predeceased by his sons Joe and Paddy, his daughter Mary, his brother Bill and his sisters Maisie, Kitty and Nancy. We offer our condolences to his wife Bridget, his sons Tom, John, Tony, Martin and Noel, his daughters Connie, Anne, Bridget, Pauline, Bernie and Helen, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren and all relatives and friends. His burial took place on Saturday, October 1 at Adamstown Cemetery after the Requiem Mass in the adjacent church. May he rest in peace.