Around the Districts

Published 23/06/2015 | 00:00


St.Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent de Paul Annual Church gate collection takes place this coming week-end 27th & 28th June-your support is very much appreciated.

Playschool in Glynn

'First Friends Daycare' Bulgan, Glynn is now taking enrolments for Playschool September 2105. We are also running a summer camp for the first 3 weeks in July. Please contact Marian for more info 087 2332 133.


The Guides and Brigins in Barntown have been very active over the past few weeks; The Brigins had a day long action packed event in Piercestown Scout Hall entitled "Spirit of Brigin Day". Lots of activities took place to entertain the girls and awards for recycling, badge design and much more were up for grabs. The girls had a wonderful time and enjoyed meeting and being with Brigins from around the county.

Under glorious sunshine, our Guides met up with the Piercestown Guide group and enjoyed a week-end camp in Piercestown also. Friday started the week-end and the girls helped with the pitching of tents including the important kitchen area (to ensure nobody went hungry). Bright and early on Saturday morning, the girls headed off to the Heritage Park, where they were given a tour of the Park, enjoyed a treasure hunt and panned for gold.

Back at camp that evening, they had great fun doing the Logo Quiz and as nightfall drew closer, an Open Fire was burning, where plenty of marshmallows were toasted and dipped in chocolate-yum!

Following a beautiful Mass on Sunday morning, the girls packed up and headed back to Barntown, tired but still in high spirits after their exciting week-end. Many thanks to the leaders from both Barntown and Piercestown without whom, the camp would not have been possible.

Tractor Run

The annual Tractor Run takes place in Glynn on Sunday 5th July with proceeds in aid of Glynn community centre. Further details closer to the day.

Gymnastics Camps

Gymstars will be running 2 Summer Camps this year. Our 1st one starts on Tuesday 14th July and 2nd camp begins on Tuesday 4th August. Both Camps run for 4 Days from 10am-2pm.

Camps are open to non members and are designed to meet the needs of all kids from the beginner to the advanced. Book your place with €20 deposit. If Interested please contact Joanne for a booking form on 087 9475 977. See our Facebook page for all details.


Our U.10 girls Blue football team played St Fintans on Tuesday evening. They got off to a slow start but then they rallied and played really well to only lose by a goal in the end 3-04 to 2-04.

Both of our U.12 Camogie teams were in action this week. The Blue team played Kilmore and the Green team played Kilrush. Unfortunately both teams lost, but there was a great effort from all with some fantastic individual performances!

Our U.16 camogie team travel to Hollymount on Thursday evening to play St. Ibars in the 3rd round of the championship at 7pm. Please support.

Our Senior ladies are due to contest the first round of the Championship with Buffers Alley in Monamolin on Monday.


The U10 footballers played twice this week, on Wednesday they travelled to Piercestown where they were successful with both teams and on Friday evening at home they came up against St Fintans.

Our U.12 hurlers travelled to Dicksboro for a friendly game en route to the main affair-the Senior hurling quarter final v Kilkenny in Nowlan Park. The bus was packed and the boys had a very enjoyable day.

Sunday was a proud day for Glynn NS students Tom Butler and Aoibhinn Ferriter who were chosen to represent Wexford as part of a primary schools selection v Kilkenny on Sunday in Nowlan Park which they did in style. Well done both of you!

Senior gaa

Our Senior Hurlers were defeated on Thursday evening in Killurin by The Shamrocks 4-6 to 1-12 but the Junior Hurlers had more success on Friday evening v Kilmore finishing on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-08.

Hard luck to Mark Fanning and his Wexford Senior Hurling colleagues who were defeated by reigning All Ireland Champions Kilkenny on Sunday in Nowlan Park.

LAdies football

Glynn/Barntown U.14 girls had a good win over a strong Bannow/Ballymitty side with a score line of 6-9 to 5-4. The U.18 ladies footballers had a hard fought win over St. Fintans last Thursday night. Final score 2-9 to 4-6.


Next weekend will see the culmination of all the hard work in our club, both on and off the field, as the National Féile Peile Finals 2015 kicks off in venues around Wexford, Carlow and Wicklow.

Glynn Barntown Coiste na nÓg and Ladies Football Clubs will be hosting two teams from St Gabriels Galway (boys) and Loughnavalley Westmeath (girls). Our visitors will be arriving to our club grounds on the afternoon of Friday 26th with the games taking place Friday evening at 5pm and 6pm in Killurin for the boys and 5pm and 6pm in Pairc Carman for the girls. On Saturday morning our boys play again in Killurin at 10.30am while the girls play in Killurin also at 11am .

The Saturday afternoon games take place outside the county in Wicklow venues for the boys and the girls. The girls will travel to Blessington (time depending on how they do in the earlier games). The boys venue/time to be decided depending on results also.

Please see our website and club facebook page for more details and updates over the weekend.

Stars In Their Eyes

Hats off to Pauline Barron and all her crew who had Declan's pub absolutely rocking last Saturday night in aid of Féile Peile. 11 superstars showcased their talents and there it was a excellent taste of things to come for the Féile weekend!


Model County Draw

Piercestown winners in the May Draw: €3,000-Fiona Barry, Jacketstown Drinagh; €250 Creane & Creane Voucher-Derek Burrell, Murrintown; €200 -Mary Cronin, Rathaspeck

Open Garden

On Sunday July 5th there will be an Open garden day at Jim and Alice Mernaghs, Moorfields, Rathaspeck, from 2pm to 5pm. The proceeds will be in aid of Guide Dogs for Disabled. There will be a plant sale, raffle also tea and coffee served. All welcome for this worthy cause.

St. Vincent of Paul

St Vincent de Paul Piercestown/ murrintown are holding their annual summer collection next weekend 27th/28th June. Your support is very much appreciated.

If anyone had a few hours to spare a month we are urgently needing new volunteers to visit people in need . Please contact Paula on 0873628341

Rackard League

Congratulations to the boys who won the Rackard League and to the girls who got to the finals. Everyone in the community are extremely proud of you all and well done.

ARA club Coach Tour

Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club are heading West on 29th August 2015 to Breaffy House Resort Hotels Castlebar Co Mayo for a 3 night DBB stay at this wonderful hotel.

Price per person sharing is €250. SRS applies. This will be a great weekend tour so book early. Day tours will include Visit to Knock Shrine, Museum of Life Castlebar, Foxford Woollen mills, Achill Island tour, Visit to Cong area and shopping time in Westport town. Lunches and morning breaks at own discretion. Ring Mary Dempsey 053 91 58186 to book your place, deposit of €80.00 secures your place.

scout Group

We are coming to the end of a very active and fun filled Scouting year, Piercestown Scout Group will close for Summer break on Thursday next 25th June with an open night party for all young members, and wish to invite their parents/families to come along and join us at 7pm for the evening.

We also would like to invite parents and children from age six upwards who may be thinking of joining in Sept in any of our Sections, Beavers, cubs or Scouts to come along and meet everyone on 25th June at 7pm.

The County Commissioner, Caoimhin O'Byrne will be attend to present Chief Scout Awards to some of our young members. Other Badge presentations will also be made on the night. A cuppa will be on offer with some light refreshments for the parents and 'goodies' for everyone else.

We look forward to seeing everyone there for our closing night party and thank you to everyone for their support and help over the past year.

Advance Notice: Registration for current and new members will be held on 25th August and more information will be advised later.

Taghmon/ Camross

Kilgarvan Pattern

The annual Pattern in Kilgarvan will be held on Sunday 28th June with Mass at 2pm.

Dancing at Camross

The July dance will be held in Friday 3rd with music by Liam Mannering. Dancing is from 10pm to 12 midnight. Admission is €8 including r efreshments.

Holy Year Cross

Mass will be celebrated at the Holy Year Cross, near Trinity on Saturday 4th July at 6.30pm. All welcome to attend.

St. Garvans Well

Prayers will be said at St. Garvans Well, Caroreigh on Saturday 4th July at 8.30pm. All welcome to attend.

Caroreigh Field Day

The annual Caroreigh Field Day will be held on Sunday 26th July. The usual Fancy Dress parade led by The New Ross and District Pipe Band will start off this Big Event at 1.30pm. Watch this space for further details over the coming weeks.

gaa notes

Our Junior hurlers had a postponement last Friday night V Tara Rocks due to a bereavement in their club, refixture next weekend. Our Junior hurlers play Adamstown this Tuesday night in the Fox Cup in Taghmon at 7.30pm And our Jun B footballers play Bannow/Ballymitty in Granstown on Friday night at 7.30pm.

Good luck to our U14 boys and girls representing our club in the All Ireland Feila Football this weekend, please come on down to the club grounds for a feast of entertainment starting on Friday afternoon when our club will welcome teams from Laois and Louth.

Our Club Lotto wasn't won last week; there were eight match 3s: Joan O'Keeffe, Baldwinstown; Alice Dunne, Old Boley; Angela Murphy, Haystown; Tina Flynn c/o Lucey Lacey; Michael Wallace, Tir na Nog; Conor Furlong, Coolseskin; S & C Murphy, Growtown and Richard Purcell, Slevoy. Next week's Jackpot will be €7,100.


The guild's monthly meeting was held in Camross hall on 8th June. Guild president Dympna Kelly opened the meeting with the ica prayer. Sympathies were extended to Nancy Healy on the recent death of her brother,also to Mairead O'Gorman and Margaret O`Gorman, Poulpeasty on the recent death of their brother in law.

The following business of the meeting was read and discussed: Minutes Margaret O`Gorman, correspondece Mary Nolan, finances Margaret O`Gorman, Carroreigh.

The guild's annual Ann Power memorial walk was a great success Dympna thanked all for their donations participants and helpers; proceeds totaled €266.76 which was in aid of the Alzheimers Association and your help and support is gratefully appreciated.

The guild day coach trip will be on Monday 13th July leaving Camross hall 8.30 am taking in Tullows chocolate garden,the Delta sensory gardens Carlow, allowing time for shopping in Carlow, evening meal in The Seven Oaks hotel Carlow; the cost of €47.50 is all inclusive, and places are available; anyone wishing to come along please contact Margaret on 053 9134303 or 087 6990031 non members welcome.

A coffee day 31st August in aid of hospice home care will be hosted by Dympna Kelly, Kilgarvan from 10am-10pm-your support will be greatly appreciated for this very worthy cause.

Aqua aerobic classes are continuing and bowling will recommence in September as part of our go for life activities. The competition, the nicest picture post card was won by Alice Codd. Raffle winners were won by Breda Nolan,Mary Margaret Roche and Margaret O'Gorman, Poulpeasty.

Thanks to tea hostesses Mary Kelly and Breda Nolan. The next guild meeting Sepember 7th in Camross hall 8pm competition is the nicest pot of blackberry and apple jam. New members welcome.

Taghmon ICA

The ladies of Taghmon ICA are having their summer outing on Thursday 2nd July. Some of the places we are visiting are Wells House, the Lavender Gardens and Wexford's Japanese gardens. Anyone who would like to join us should ring Joan Bell on 087 9834806 or Carol Gray on 087 2450655 as soon as possible to book their place. The cost will be approximately €55.

Kickboxing fundraiser

W.A.M.A Kickboxing Club would like to thank everyone for supporting their recent fundraiser for Dylan Donnelly and team mates. Thanks to Bernadette Furlong for your help and Nicky for allowing us to hold the event in Fatboys.

To Eurospar, Life Pharmacy, A&M Hardware, Tom & Betty Fox, Hair there and Everywhere, Jane Carroll, Perennial Freight, Miss Ellies, The Homeplace Cafe, Lloyds Pharmacy, Buds to Beauty, Screaming Canvass Tattoos, Haven Pharmacy, Maggie Dalton, Gainforts, Robert Banville Construction and Nick Walsh Tombstone Ink who all donated prizes or cash donations.

Thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets without you this event couldn't have been as successful as it was.

Ladies Football. Taghmon/Camross U8's played St Anne's on Tuesday evening ,all the girls showed great skill and enthusiasm ,the management would like to thank St Anne's for the game and all the families who travelled to support the girl's .Well done all.

Our U10s had St Anne's at home Monday eve, a fantastic game of skill and determination was played by both teams on the night, Taghmon/Camross won 5-8 to 1-0.The girls had great support on the night.

Presentation of Jerseys: On Sunday eve Ben Brosan, Wexford footballer Bodibro presented the u14 Feile girls with their Jerseys and gear for next weekend's Feile. Jerseys for Feile were sponsored by James Lacey Engineering Ltd, your kindness to the girls James and Lucy is greatly appreciated and the Jerseys will be worn with Pride for Feile. We thank all our sponsor's for their kind generosity and Bodibro suppliers of Jersey's and gear. A great evening was had by all parents, families and friends.

U14 Feile Peil na nOg

Final preparations are now in full swing, and Taghmon/Camross ,will play a major role in South Leinster along with Carlow and Wicklow hosting the 2015 National Féile Peil na nÓg.

It is expected that over 250 U-14 Football teams boys and girls, over 6,500 players altogether will take to the playing fields of the Sunny South East 26th,27th ,28th June 2015, which will make it the largest Feile Peil organized since the inception of the competition with teams also coming as far as Scotland, England and America.

Let's make this visit of Feile to Taghmon/Camross GAA Club memorable for all young traveling, budding footballers a weekend they will cherish for many years to come.

We welcome our visiting teams LGFA Portlaoise and St Mary's Louth to Wexford and hope they have an enjoyable stay for the weekend.Saturday eve in the Taghmon/Camross GAA Complex the Feile teams will get refreshments followed by a disco 8-10pm,from 9pm we will have music in the clubhouse upstairs everyone welcome to come and enjoy the occasion.

Match times for Feile- girls : Taghmon/Camross GAA pitch Friday 26th at 5 pm Taghmon/Camross V Atherlow, Tipperary, and then at 6pm the girls play our local Horeswood LGFA club. Saturday 27th at 11 am the girls will play their host club Portlaoise and quarter finals will be played in Pairc Garman in the afternoon. Depending on results Cup and Shields Finals will be played on Sunday 28th in the Centre of Excellence, Ferns.

This is a fantastic opportunity for these girls to represent Taghmon/Camross and their county. Feile is a memory that they will always have and we hope it will be a memorable occasion.

Meet our Taghmon/Camross Team-Anna Piero Doyle, Brona Curran, Mairead Nolan, Caitlin Nash, Molly Redican, Niamh Lacey, Emma Kelly ,Ciara Banville, Michelle Carty ,Anna Eustace ,Annabelle Dunlop Doyle ,Hannah Roche Kelly, Emma Clarke, Shauna Dunne, Allanah Lacey,Nicola Roche, Katie Flynn, Anna Kelly, Claire Doran, Laura Banville, Megan O'Sullivan, Chloe Monaghan, Katie Murphy, Shania Quigley.

Team Management- Kathleen Banville, Eugene Curran, Alan Kelly, Tina Flynn. Physio Richie Bridges. Our Feile Official is Veronica Monaghan.

This promises to be a wonderful weekend in our Club, let's make it one to remember for everyone young and old and give a fabulous Taghmon/Camross welcome to our visitors, who we hope will leave as friends with a great impression of our Club and community.

Wexford People

Read More