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Published 19/05/2015 | 00:00

Pupils from Barntown NS who took part in the schools Tag Rugby tournament in Wexford Rugby Club on Thursday, pictured with special guest Irish International Nora Stapleton and the Six Nations trophy.
Pupils from Barntown NS who took part in the schools Tag Rugby tournament in Wexford Rugby Club on Thursday, pictured with special guest Irish International Nora Stapleton and the Six Nations trophy.

Bree/Galbally, Clonard, Glenbrien, Glynn/Barntown


Galbally Tractor Run

The Galbally Annual Tractor Run takes place this Sunday May 24th. Registration at Galbally Sports & Leisure Centre from 12 noon with the run starting at 1pm. Fee: €20 per Tractor (Includes entry into draw for spot prizes). All proceeds in aid of Galbally Church Restoration Fund.

Scoil Mhuire Bingo Night

A fun bingo night and raffle will be held in Scoil Mhuire Ballyhogue on Friday May 29th at 7pm to raise funds for the children's school tour. Refreshments served. All are welcome for a night of guaranteed fun.

Ballyhogue GAA Lotto

The numbers drawn in the recent GAA Lotto draw were 5, 10, 27 and 30. There was no winner of the jackpot. There was one match 3 winner Tom Kirwan. The next Lotto draw will be held on May 27th and the Jackpot remains at €10,000. Tickets available in all local shops and from committee members.


The annual Patron and Field Day in Bellevue will be on Sunday June 14th and in Galbally on Sunday June 21st.

Bree CEP Childcare

Bree CEP is currently recruiting applicants for positions as Childcare Assistants on the project to work in Bri Beag Childcare.

Anyone interested is asked to please contact Elaine in the Bree CEP Office or your local DSP Office immediately. DSP eligibility criteria and Garda Vetting applies.

Macra News

Anyone interested in getting involved with Bree Macra in any way can contact Aine at 0860825018, Mark at 0876919846 or alternatively can email

Bree AC

Well done to the Bree AC athletes who competed well in the Co Athletic Finals which were held in the Enniscorthy Hub. Results were as follows: U10 Abbie Doyle 1st 60m, 500m, LJ 2nd 100m; Grace Donohoe 1st Turbo Jav; Gracie Kehoe 3rd 100m, Turbo Jav; Oisin Rochford 3rd 100m; Cillian Dempsey 3rd 60m, LJ

U11 Sean Rowley 1st 100m, LJ; Shane Doran 1st 60m; Ryan Whelan 1st Turbo Jav, HJ U12 Leah Nolan 1st 60m, 100m,U13 Dara Casey 1st 100mH 2nd 100m 3rd 80m, U14 Sophie Codd 1st 100mH, U15 John Kehoe 2nd 250mH, U16 Brandon Sinnott 1st 200m, 800m, 1500m 2nd 300mH 3rd 100m: Michael Andrews 2nd 200m, U17 Aoife C Rochford 1st 100mH, 300mH, 100m 2nd HJ; Nicole Furlong 1st HJ 2nd 300mH, 200m 3rd 100mH, Shot Putt , U18 Sophie McCabe 1st 100m 2nd 400mH; Ryan Murray 1st 100mH, 200m, Relays U10 1st Abbie Doyle, Grace Donohoe, Gracie Kehoe, Leah Sinnott U11 1st Sean Rowley, Oisin Rochford, Ryan Whelan, Shane Doran.

Community Games

Best wishes to the Bree Davidstown Community Games U10 Football team who play in the Co Final in Glynn GAA Pitch at 4pm this Sunday May 24th.


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 13th Ma: winning numbers 3, 17, 30, and 31. No Jackpot Winner. 9 match 3 winners receive €72 each. Adrian Mc, C/O Chris; Maura Connolly, C/O Seller; Pat Conroy, C/O Bingo; Ann & Patsy, C/O Seller; Ross, C/O Breda; Doris Byrne, C/O K Saunders; P Carthy, C/O Seller; Peter DeCent, 17 Ashley Park, and Eithena O'Grady, 32 Belvedere Grove.

Jackpot for Wednesday 20th May is €9,850. 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 news

Our Lady Of Fatima Special School: The parents association would like to thank Clonard Parishioners for their very generous support at our recent Church Gate collection. We collected €280.98 on the day.

All Night Vigil: For the protection of marriage referendum in Clonard Day Chapel on Thursday, 21st May, beginning after mass at 7pm. All are welcome.


SVdP will hold a furniture and bric-a-brac sale in Saint Michael's Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Friday, 22nd May 2015 from 10am to 1pm.

ICA Guild

Wexford ICA Guild is having their next meeting Thursday the 21st May at 7.30pm in the Coolcotts Community Centre. Remember it is that time of year again, membership fees are due. Payment for other activities are due Thursday also. The competition is a flower arrangement including a toy and a cake, both themed for a 5 year old birthday party. They are for the special occasions table. Hope to see you all there on Thursday.


Change of Venue for Monthly Lunch: The lunch on Wednesday May 20th will now take place in The Yard Restaurant, 3 Lower George's Street (off Main Street), Wexford at 1pm instead of The Ormond Hotel Kilkenny. Contact WEXARA mobile number 0876094587 for enquiries.

Sophie retains title

Sophie Tierney of Clonard boxing club retained her Irish title at the National Stadium at the weekend. Sophie won the Youth 2. 54 kg category by defeating the Munster champion from Clonmel in the semi final.

Sophie faced the Ulster champion from Colrain in the final on Saturday. Both boxers are Irish internationals and this turned out to be one of the best contest of the competition, with top class skills in defense and counter punching on display. Sophie took the contest on a split decision and brought another Irish Title back to the Clonard club. Well done to Sophie and all the folks at the club.


Story Telling Group

Tee next Story Telling session will take place in the Old school centre on Wednesday next 27th May at 8,00pm,

All are welcome young and old, do come along and join us and enjoy a lovely evening of entertainment singing, story telling and music.

There is tea and refreshments and a raffle on the night, and a lovley evening is guaranteed.

Parents Association

Following on from our Hugely succesfull Glamorous Glenbrien Fashion Show last week the Parents Association the Board of Management and the staff of the school would like to extend their sincere thanks to all those who helped in any way to make the event one of the most successful to take place in the Community.

There will be a wrap up meeting for the event in the School on Tuesday next 19th May at 8.00pm. All parents are welcome to come along and see how and where the proceeds will be used in the school.

The will be a social gathering in the Big Tree Lounge for all those who took part in the event sponsored adds in the programme, modeled on the evening, or took tables in the ballroom to promote their businesses, or helped in any way.

Camogie Club Fundraiser

We will be hosting 'The Cube' on Saturday 6th June at 8.30pm in The Riverbank Hotel, Wexford. Tickets €10 with a door prize on the night. The committee will be out selling tickets in the coming weeks. If any business wishes to sponsor one of the games for The Cube please get in touch with one of the committee members. Hope to see you all there!


Glynn N.S. News

Europe Day: On 13th May the pupils of Glynn NS had the pleasure of meeting former MEP Avril Doyle and celebrating Europe Day.

To prepare each class learnt about Europe-various countries, capital cities, famous landmarks and Eurovision songs.

We made the flag of each country in the EU, children said "hello" in the language of the flag they were holding.

While the song "A Little Peace" was sung, four 6th class girls did a gymnastics display.

Two of our students spoke in their native language-one from Poland and the other from Germany.

After this Avril spoke to the children about the EU and some of her experiences in the European Parliament. She then answered questions from some of the children.

Avril presented prizes from the art competition which had been held featuring famous European landmarks. The winning pictures are on the school website

Féile: On Tuesday 12th May we had the pleasure to be visited by Bobby Goff, Pat Quill, Méabh Quill & Lee Chin to promote the football Féile. Méabh & Lee spoke to the school about their experiences, answered questions and signed autographs.

Communion: Congratulations to all the children who received their first Holy Communion on Saturday 16th May and thanks to all involved in preparing the children for the ceremony.


It was a good week on the camogie front with 3 wins from 3 in championship-The u.12 camogie team travelled to Oulart on Friday night and put in a gutsy performance to seal victory at the final whistle.

Our U.14 girls played Rathnure on Monday in Rathnure and came out on top after an excellent display of hurling.

We had a fantastic win over St. Martins in U.16 Premier camogie championship on Thursday evening in Killurin 3-06 to 2-02. The Glynn-Barntown girls put in a strong performance in every position with tight defending and classy scoring.

Well done to Laura Dempsey part of the Co. Intermediate camogie panel which drew with Kilkenny on Saturday 0-7 to 1-4.


Our u10s were out twice this week -first against Oulart The Ballagh on Wednesday in Hurling and Friday v Sarsfields in football. All players worked hard in their games putting their skills to the fore.

The busy week, of football in particular, in the club continued with our three u12 boys football teams playing Tuesday evening in Killurin. The Blue team were narrowly defeated by Gorey A team, the Green Team beat Gorey B team while the White team performed really well against Ferns but were beaten by 5 points in the end. It is great to be able to field in such numbers. Thanks to all involved.

Our U.14 footballers played at home on Thursday evening v Volunteers but were unlucky in the result.

Both of the U.16 boys footballers played championship on Monday last. The A team played Shelmaliers in Hollymount and won comfortably while the B team played Cloughbawn at home but didn't get the hoped for result.

Glynn Barntown was well represented on the Co. Minor Football Panel on Saturday with James Stafford , Fionn Cooney, Ciarán Joyce, Stephen Lynne, Matt Doyle, Ben O Shea and Kevin Mahony all togging out against Dublin in Bellefield in the Electric Ireland, Leinster Minor Football Quarter Final. Wexford gave a great account of themselves staying close on the scoreboard but two Dublin goals in the last 10 mins put an end to their journey.

Michael Laffan Memorial Tournament: Our first Michael Laffan Memorial Tournament takes place next Saturday May 23rd in Killurin 10am-2pm. This is an Inter-county and club hurling tournament for u10/11's in which it is hoped that up to 300 players from six different counties will take part on the day, in a feast of hurling as a fitting tribute to a great Gael-the late Michael Laffan Snr. A huge amount of planning and preparation has gone into the event by many members of Glynn Barntown GAA Club. Admission free

Senior GAA

Intermediate footballers played Kilmore away on Saturday evening and put in a strong performance to earn a draw 1-15 to 3-9. Our three goals came from David Farrell, Jamie Crean and Jimmer Doyle.

Our Senior hurlers will take on St. Annes in Championship on Sunday next at 4.30pm in Innovate Wexford Park.

Ladies football: The U.12 girls took on St James on Sunday evening and continued their winning streak with a score of 6-10 to St James' 5-4. Our U.14 Ladies footballers played Ballyhogue on Friday evening in Killurin and ran out worthy winners on the night.

Fundraising: Thanks to all who supported the recent Féile fundraisers and well done to all who organised and took part in the hugely enjoyable Féile Table Quiz last Friday evening.

Tickets are now available for the Cabaret night in Mary Jo's on Sunday May 31st from any committee member. Alternatively patrons can pay on the door on the night.

Communtiy Games

If anyone wishes to enter their child/children for the athletics finals in Bree on June 13th please contact Sinead O'Leary at by 20th May. Events start from U8 and include sprints, middle distance, ball throw (U12), long puck (U12), shot putt (U14), long jump (U14) and cycling.

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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