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Published 30/06/2015 | 00:00

Pupils from St Iberius NS who took part in the joint schools sport day with Gaelscoil Gharman, Murrintown NS and Piercestown NS at the DMP athletic grounds on Wednesday.
Pupils from St Iberius NS who took part in the joint schools sport day with Gaelscoil Gharman, Murrintown NS and Piercestown NS at the DMP athletic grounds on Wednesday.

Clonard, Glynn/Barntown, Oylegate


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 24th June: winning numbers 13, 17, 18, and 31. No Jackpot Winner. 5 match 3 winners receive €130.00 each. Siannon Carley, C/O Seller; Mrs O'Gorman, 123 Bishopswater; A&M Rossiter, 65 Kennedy Park; Brian Doyle, 11 Richmond Avenue, and P Carthy, C/O Seller.

Jackpot for Wednesday 1st July is €4,650. 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

Baptised: We welcome into the Church of Christ Yan Golciter, Cluain Dara. May he walk always as a child of the Light - may the Lord protect him all his days.

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass: Time change on Saturday 4th July, mass will be celebrated at 5pm due to the Wexford vs Cork hurling match in Wexford Park. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bus to Pro-Life Rally: The Pro-Life Rally For Life takes place at Parnell Square, Dublin on Saturday 4th July at 2pm. Bus leaving Clonard Church car park at 9.30am. To book a place on the bus please contact Elizabeth on 087 7922637. If you cannot attend, please support us in prayer.

Pilgrimage To Medjugorje: September 9th to 16th costing €689pps, half board. Contact Mary on 086 3947882 for further details.

Playschool Enrolment

The playschool is taking bookings for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years to attend this playschool for the coming year. There are places available on the ECCE Scheme (Free Year) for those children who are eligible.

If you would like to enrol your child, please contact Clonard Parish Office as soon as possible.


Fundraising concert in White's Hotel Saturday 11th July at 8pm. Magic of the musicals with Tony Carty and band, Mags Jacob, Niamh Preston, James McDermott and Alan Corcoran as M.C. Tickets Adults €15. Children €10. Available in White's Hotel or at the door on the night.

Clonard CGI

The girls have finished for their summer break. If your daughter would like to join all the fun and activities from September 1st, please ring Michelle at 086 0567929 to book a place. Cygnets 5 to 7 years, Brigins 7 to 11 years.


Reminder of our July outing. Trip to Russborough House, Blessington on Wednesday 22nd July. Bus departing Clonard at 10.15am, to arrive at Russborough House at 12 noon approx.

Refreshments on arrival (separate payment for this). Guided tour of House at 1.30pm. Dinner at Bunclody Golf Course on return Journey. Cost €35.00 including dinner. New members always welcome.

Community Employment

Clonfab Limited Community Employment Scheme has vacancies in Childcare with FAB Family Resource Centre. All applications must be referred through Intreo / Employment Services. Closing date for applications is 3rd July. For further information on these vacancies please contact Clonfab Limited at 053 9147782 or, quoting ref number: ES 940173.



During the recent spell of good weather, the Brigins in Barntown brought their weekly meetings to an end for the season by celebrating at the Teddy Bear's Picnic.

Lots of treats were on offer and the girls were also able to earn their 'Baker's Award Badge' by baking 6 buns and 6 biscuits and bringing them along to the picnic to share. The Guides were on hand to test out the baking skills of their younger companions and gave the thumbs up at the end of the night.

The evening also saw the presentation of several other Award Badges both for the Brigins and the Guides some of which included; Children's Charity Award Badge, Craft, Cultural Awareness, Fire Safety, Interaction and Thrift Fund Award. The girls had immense fun preparing and working towards these awards throughout the year.

Special awards were presented to Jelena McNamara (Brigin of the year) and Nicole Dempsey (Guide of the year). Well done to you both on this great achievement.

Finally as a special year end outing, the Guides and the Brigins had a girls trip to the Movies followed by a visit to McDonalds, where great fun was had by all.

We wish to thank all the girls for their support during the year and hope to see you all back in September for plenty more excitement for the next year.

Thanks also to all parents who were there to drop and collect for all of our events and also to our Leaders and helpers Eithne, Samantha, Jessie,(Brigins) and Mary, Alison, Rachel and Hillary (Guides). Happy Holidays to all.


'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.


Annual Tractor Run takes place in Glynn on Sunday 5th July. Registration is from 12 onwards and the tractors will be leaving the village at 1pm. Refreshments in the hall afterwards. We are looking for donations of buns, cakes etc. and if people are around on the day we'd appreciate some help with teas. All proceeds are in aid of Glynn community centre.


Gymstars will be running 2 Summer Camps this year. Our 1st one starts on Tuesday 14th July and 2nd camp begins on Tuesday

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 9475977. See our Facebook page for all details.


Our Children's Officer Janine O'Gorman met with our U8s and their parents last Wednesday to welcome them to the Club.

Our U.10s played a great game this week against the Martins narrowly missing out on a result. We wish Jane Murphy a speedy recovery from her finger injury. Our Senior ladies began their championship campaign v Buffers Alley in Monamolin last Monday. Unfortunately the game did not go to plan and the girls must rally now for the next round v Oulart The Ballagh on July 7th.


A disco for 1st years and up will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday June 30th 8.30-11pm. Admission by ticket only. Tickets are all sold out.

A disco for 4th -6th classes will be held on Friday 3rd of July in the clubhouse 8-10pm. Admission €3. Pay on the door. September 2015's 4th class welcome. Children to be dropped off at and collected at the door please.


Our u9s travelled to Naas on Saturday last to take part in a blitz and while they lost their final they had a great day.

Our 3 U12 teams are out on Tuesday evening. Our U.16 hurlers play on Monday evening in Killurin at 7.30pm.

Our Minors had a comfortable win over the Volunteers in football on Thursday evening in Killurin and play again next Wednesday v Shelmaliers in hurling in Killurin.

Ladies gaa

Well done to our U12s who thrilled their supporters with an excellent win on Wednesday evening.


Our visitors St. Gabriels of Galway and Loughnavalley of Westmeath arrived to sunshine in Killurin on Friday evening for Féile Peil 2015 along with Cookstown Fr Rock's Co Tyrone and St Kevin's Co Wicklow.

The boys' first game v Cookstown was a bit one sided and we recorded a loss. Next up we met St Kevin's but the result unfortunately was the same. News arrived from Pairc Carman that the girls had played Erin's Own and squeezed a one point win after an excellently tight game and had then gone on to a comfortable win over the Volunteers. Five hungry teams and their families gathered in the clubhouse (and around the bbq!) for a very enjoyable evening.

On Saturday, the morning began with a parade around the club grounds to the strains of a piper and then Glynn-Barntown Féile boys met their guests St Gabriels on the field. The opposition proved too strong for us. The girls then took on their visitors Loughnavalley and it was a close affair for the first half but Loughnavalley pulled away in the end. This put our boys through to a shield quarter final in Hollywood and our girls to a cup quarter final in Blessington later that afternoon.

Unfortunately after valiant efforts from both Glynn Barntown teams, the Féile journey ended there for them but our visitors went on to the semi the next day where Loughnavalley were defeated but St Gabriels won their semi final and Glynn Barntown club was delighted when news filtered through on Sunday that their visitors had gone all the way to lift the All Ireland Division 5 Féile Peile cup of 2015!

All the stops were pulled out over the weekend to look after our guests and on Saturday a fantastic evening was held in the clubhouse with a disco for the youngsters. Later presentations were made to the visiting clubs and to each visiting player.

Glynn Barntown GAA and Ladies Football Clubs would like to thank St Gabriels and Loughnavalley who represented their clubs so well at the weekend both on and off the field.

The club would also like to thank the Féile committee for their excellent organisation of the weekend, the host families for their care and hospitality, our sponsors and all who supported the event in any way.


Notices for inclusion in the Glynn/Barntown area notes should be e-mailed to: or alternatively, phone Hillary on 087 2028065.



The annual patron will be held in Oylegate Cemetery on Sunday July 5th at 2.30pm.


Zumba is returning to Oylegate Community Centre. Theresa McGuinness will be starting a weekly class , commencing on June 16th and every Tuesday thereafter. Time is 10.30a.m. to 11.30a.m. Cost is € 6. Pay as you go.

Zumba is a dance fitness class. Have fun while you get fit and feel great-you will love it. Bring lots of water.

If you have and queries call Theresa on 089 9759605

GAA Lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot held in The Slaney Inn, Oylegate on Wednesday June 10th. The next draw will be held in Mernaghs Lounge, Oylegate on Wednesday June 24th. Tickets cost just €2 each available from club members.

Dates for Your Diary

Oylegate/Glenbrien GAA club will hold their annual golf classic on Friday August 28th in Wexford Golf Club. On Sunday August 30th the club will hold its annual half marathon.

Ladies Football

U-8 and U-10 football training continues next Wednesday at 6-30pm in the Crossabeg community pitches.U-16's on Wednesday's from 7.30 to 8.30 in Ballymurn. Adults on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 8.30 and Saturday's 6.30 to 7.30 in Ballymurn. These are the times generally but sometimes they will change and managers will inform their teams if this arises!

All new members are welcome, either call to the field on training evenings or contact club secretary Ann Doyle.

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