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Published 28/04/2015 | 00:00

Glynn Barntown GAA Club President James Walsh receiving a presentation from Seana Ghael on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Pictured from left: Ted Morrissey, James Walsh, Michael Foley (chairman Seana Ghael) and Paddy Wickham.
Glynn Barntown GAA Club President James Walsh receiving a presentation from Seana Ghael on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Pictured from left: Ted Morrissey, James Walsh, Michael Foley (chairman Seana Ghael) and Paddy Wickham.


Coiste na nOg

Wishing the best of luck to Adamstown's James O'Shea and the U16 Good Counsel Football team who play St Brendans College, Killarney in Clonmel on Tuesday 28th April at 1pm in the All Ireland "A" U16 Football Colleges Kevin Bates is one of the Managers who got them this far, Kevin was also involved with the u16 team last year as they bid to win back to back All Irelands Finals! Congratulations to Sean Barden and the Co. Minor football team who had a great win over Westmeath recently.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 1st May at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week.

Catering on 1st will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen N Walsh, Eileen J Walsh, & Denise Carthy Walsh. Catering on 8th will be Martina McCarthy, Ann French, Kathleen Flood & Pauline Kavanagh. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 17th April were: John Furlong, Jim Wickham, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Kathleen Whelan & Ann Lawlor.

ICA News

Congratulations to Sheelagh, Helen, Cáit, Breda, Frances & Ann who came 3rd in "ICA's got talent" competition with novelty act "The Matchmaker" in the Horse & Hound last Friday night. Also to Callie and Mary for taking part well done ladies.

Don't forget our May meeting is on Wednesday 13th. New members are most welcome. Hostesses for May are Callie & Sheelagh.

Alzheimer's Tea Day

Ellie Walsh and family, Tomgarrow will host an Alzheimer's Tea Day on Saturday 9th May from 2pm - 5pm, all proceeds going to the Wexford Branch. Your support will be very much appreciated.

Church Altars/Decorations

Thanks to parishioners from Coonogue for looking after the Church & Altars for the month of April, it is now the turn of ladies from Brocurra for the month of May.

Knockreigh Grotto

Rosary at Knockreigh Grotto each evening during the month of May, Our Ladys month the beautiful grotto was presented by Miss Annie Dunne almost a century ago & we thank all those who keep it with such reverence & care.

Community Centre

Membership Registration is due. Rates are as follows €30 family membership, Individual €20, Unemployed €15 and students €15. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Athletic Club

The 3rd and final night of the CMC League took place in the Sportshub Enniscorthy on Friday 17th April. The points have been added up for all events on each of the 3 nights and the results are in.

U8 Boys-James Furlong 3rd, Bobby McDonald 4th; U9 Boys-Ross English 1st, Watt Crean 2nd, Jack O'Shea 3rd, Stephen Power 5th; U9 Girls-Roisin Nic Gabhann 3rd, Kate Whelan 4th; U10 Girls-Grainne English 1st, Saoibh Crean 2nd, Roisin Colfer 4th, Aoife McCabe 5th; U11 Girls-Isobel English 1st, Niamh English 2nd, Ciara Mooney 4th, Abbie Carthy Walsh 5th, Clodagh Crean 8th and Maeve O'Neill 10th; U12 Girls-Katie English 2nd;

U12 Boys-Ben Wall 1st, Robert Wall 2nd, Oscar McGabhann 5th, Darragh Furlong 7th, Tadgh McDonald 8th, U13 Girls-Ella English 2nd, Donna Delahunty 3rd, Aoibhinn Crean 4th; U13 Boys-Cormac Byrne 1st, Conor Whelan 5th; U14 Girls-Rachel Power 3rd; U14 Boys-Craig Wall 2nd, Luke Byrne 4th, Oisin McGabhann 6th, U15 Girls-Mairead Crean 2nd, Sonia Mooney 3rd; U16 Girls-Triona Mooney 1st, U17 Girls-Annalise Crean 1st, Shannon Wall 2nd, Clodagh Walsh 3rd; U17 Boys-Ryan Carthy Walsh 1st. Trophies and Medals were presented to all who competed in the League at training on Thursday night.

Congratulations to Ryan Carthy Walsh who competed at the Leevale Track and Field Event on Saturday 18th April. He won gold in the Senior High Jump with a jump of 1.95m and this was his first time competing at senior level. We would also like to congratulate Zara Power who competed in the Loreto Schools National Final. She came 1st in the Shot Putt and 2nd in the Javelin.

Our tartan track is ready to use and we would ask again that people only wear 5mm spikes or runners on the tartan. Football boots are not allowed on the tartan.


Castle Vintage Club's annual 3 Day Tractor Run in aid of The Hope Centre Enniscorthy will take place on Friday 1st May heading for Portlaoise, Roscrea and Kilkenny. Leaving Taghmon Village at 11am.

All support would be greatly appreciated.


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 22nd April: winning numbers 22, 12, 28, and 29. No Jackpot Winner; five match 3 winners receive €130 each. Jackpot for Wednesday 29th April is €7,900. Seller of the winning jackpot ticket will receive €790.

Tickets €1.50 each at Clonard Parish Office or from any promoter. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter, please call to Clonard Parish Office to have it arranged.

church notes

Easter Dues And Trocaire Boxes: Please return your Easter Dues envelope and Trocaire Boxes as soon as possible.

Our Lady Of Fatima Special School: The parents association of Our Lady of Fatima Special School, Wexford wish to inform you that their annual Church Gate Collection takes place on the 2nd and 3rd May at Clonard Church.

Secular Franciscan Pilgrimage To Knock: this takes place on the 27th/28th June. Pick up points Wexford, Oylegate, Enniscorthy, Ballycarney and Bunclody. Enquiries and bookings to The Friary, Wexford at 053 9122758.

Contemplative Outreach Ireland: When: Saturday, 2nd May-First Saturday of the month Centering Prayer Gathering. Venue: The Church of the Annunciation, Clonard Parish, Wexford. Time: 2.00-4.30 p.m. We hope you can join us. The afternoon begins with a short reflection followed by two, twenty minute periods of Centering Prayer. After a break, we will show one of Father Thomas Keating's Spiritual Journey DVD's, finishing the afternoon with a further twenty minutes of Centering Prayer. Contact: Sister Mary Rowsome on 087-2432947. Email;

Confirmation: Congratulations to the Pupils of Scoil Mhuire and Kennedy Park School who received the Sacrament of Confirmation during the past week.

Our Lady's Mustard Seeds: Ferns Youth will go to the 26th International Youth Festival in Medjugorje on 29th July for a week. The group going are ranging from 16 to 19 years of age. There are five more places available. For further details please contact Annmarie, Group Leader on 086 3946734.

Acorn Shop in Clonard Parish Office: Communion and Confirmation items now in stock. Rosaries, Baby Gifts, Candles and Cards for all occasions.


Wreath Laying Ceremony

Annual Mass and Wreath Laying Ceremony for Private Andy Wickham on Sunday 10th May at 11am in Barntown Church. All are welcome to attend.

Girls Handball

Congratulations to Emma Sweeney, Glynn who was selected for the Leinster Girls team of 10, for the upcoming Inter Provincial Championship. We wish Emma and her team mates all the best.

Killurin Rowing Club

Killurin Rowing Club Open Evening: Children age 10 upwards-Wednesday May 6th at 6.30pm. New and old members welcome. Senior members will be on hand to show kids how to row and enjoy water sports safely.

Fun Walk/Run: On Sunday 17th May, Killurin Rowing Club 5km Fun Run/walk & 10km Run will take place. Registration from 12.30pm at Marty B's with races commencing at 2.30pm. Volunteers are also required on the day, please call Sinead on 087 7784 954.

Glynn Community Alert

There was an excellent turnout for the first meeting of the newly reorganised Glynn Community Alert last Monday April 13th in Glynn Hall. A committee has now been formed and further details and information regarding joining and issues on hand will follow in the next couple of weeks. Our thanks to Fr. Stafford for setting up the hall and Martina Berry for campaigning for it's revival. We would also like to thank Margaret Quinn, Muintir Na Tire and Garda Aishling Ferrerter who were in attendance.


On the pitch: Our U14 girls took part in Slaney (Feile) Camogie last weekend playing two games in their group-the first game against Oulart- losing 1-3 to 0-3 and the second game v Bunclody- losing 2-4 to 2-2 with Bunclody scoring a heartbreaking last minute goal to win by a point. All of the girls played very well.

Well done to Alibeth Moran Curran who represented Glynn Barntown in the Féile skills competition on Sunday and did herself and her club proud.

Our Senior girls played Rathnure in the last game of the Senior league on Thursday last in Killurin. Our girls competed really well throughout the game. Preparations for Championship in July are now the priority.

Birthday Greetings: The club would like to wish two very important Camogie mentors a very Happy Birthday. Tom Dempsey and James ' Mylie' Walsh have now reached a century in combined ages!!


U.8 hurling/football training (boys) takes place this week as follows: Thursday evening 6.30-7.30 pm and Sunday morning 10 -11.30 am.

The U.9s and 10s played two fine games of football on Sunday v Cloughbawn and all boys really enjoyed themselves.

The same morning the U.12 hurlers played host to two St Martin's teams and there were some very impressive displays of hurling from both sides. Our U.14 hurlers play the first round of the Championship on Thursday night vs Naomh Eanna in Gorey at 7:30pm. The U.16 footballers played Naomh Eanna Gorey in the second round of the Championship on Monday last at home and after an impressive display forced a draw on the night. The club would like to wish Naomh Eanna player Tom Cleary a speedy recovery from an injury sustained in that match.

The same boys begin their championship Hurling campaign on Mon next at 7pm in Pairc Charman (A team) and Killurin (B team).

Our Minor hurlers play local rivals St Martins in the first round of the Championship on Wednesday April 29th in Piercestown. Time TBC

On the County front well done to Michael, Daragh, Liam & Garbhan who were named as part of the Co U15 Development squad (football)

Well done also to Rowan, David & Jack who lined out with Wexford Minor Hurlers in the Leinster Quarter Final V Kilkenny at the weekend and after an excellent game which saw the teams level at full time as well as halfway through extra time Kilkenny pulled away by the narrowest of margins to win 1-17 to 1-16.

Senior GAA

The Junior hurling team lined out v Ballyhogue on Saturday and our boys ran out winners 2-16 to 1-13.

The Senior hurlers played Oulart The Ballagh in Killurin on Wednesday in their first meeting since the drama of Summer 2014 which saw Oulart bow out of the Co. Championship at the hands of our lads. The game lived up to expectations with a strong display of hurling all round which ultimately led to a draw 1-16 to 2-13.

Ladies Football

Well done to the U.12s who played Ballyhogue on Wednesday in Killurin and won 3-2 to 0-1. The U.14s took on St Mogues Fethard on Monday and came out on top also 6-8 to 4-1 On Sunday it was the turn of the U.18 team received a walkover from Gorey in the first round of the Championship. The Junior team put up a good show but were defeated by St Annes on Tuesday night.

FÉILE Fundraisers

There will be a 'Scrap Saturday' on Saturday May 9th. All scrap metal can be dropped off between 9am -5pm at the GAA pitch Killurin. All proceeds raised will go towards the Féile Peile fund 2015.

We are holding a Clothing Collection with all proceeds going to Féile Peile. Bring all types of clean and dry, men's, women's and children's clothing, handbags, paired shoes and belts. Items to be put in black bin bags and brought to Glynn/Barntown Clubhouse on:

Friday May 8th - 6pm to 8pm / Saturday May 9th - 10am to 2pm / Sunday May 10th - 12 noon to 2pm. All money raised will go towards Féile Peile 2015.

Area Notes

Notices for inclusion in the Glynn/Barntown area notes should be e-mailed to: or alternatively, phone Hillary on 087 2028 065.

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