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Published 11/08/2015 | 00:00

Winners of the pre vet race at the regatta in St Kearns last Sunday were the Edermine team of Joe Carley, Ed Daly, Maria Moulds, Jim Power and Wally McKenna.
Winners of the pre vet race at the regatta in St Kearns last Sunday were the Edermine team of Joe Carley, Ed Daly, Maria Moulds, Jim Power and Wally McKenna.



The weekly '30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 14th August at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for teas last week. Catering on Fri 14th: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy & Denise Harler. Friday 21st: Gillian O'Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O'Shea & Geraldine Thorpe. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 31st July were: Seamus Joyce, John Murphy, Michael Kavanagh, Pat Ryan, Sean Doyle, Larry Larkin, Phil Jackman, Joe Deacon, Matt O'Neill & John Hanley.

Athletic Club News

It has been another great week for Adamstown A.C. with another one of our athletes winning an international medal. Marguerite Furlong was representing Ireland at the Celtic Games in Scotland and won a gold medal in the Discus. She also set a new pb with a throw of 32.03m. Massive congratulations to Marguerite from all at Adamstown A.C.

We organised a 'Homecoming' for Ryan Carthy Walsh on Monday 3rd August. It was a memorable day for everyone involved. We would like to thank all those people from the club and the wider community who turned out on the day to help us celebrate Ryan's achievement at the European Youth Olympics.

We would like to thank all those who helped out on the day especially our guest speakers-Minister Paul Kehoe TD, Councillor John Fleming, Aidan O'Brien, Brendan O'Shea, John Walsh, Nicky Walsh, Paddy Morgan (Athletics Wexford), Nicky Cowman (Ryan's coach)-Ronnie Bent who did MC on the day, Ann Walsh for the photo's, Eleanor Smyth for the fabulous cake, Sinead O'Gorman, Padraig O'Gorman, Ann Jackman, Susan O'Shea, Marie Mooney, Seamus Bradley, Jimmy O'Shea, Deirdre Creane, John Wall, Marie-Louise Byrne and all those who donated buns and cakes or helped out with the catering.

Thanks to all the athletes who turned out on the day and made a guard of honour for their club mate Ryan and for those that made flags and posters. It has been an extraordinary week for the club, one which we will remember for a long time. Training will resume for the Cross Country season on Thursday 13th August.

Adamstown GAA

Congratulations to our Under 21 Hurling team who won the Under 21 District Hurling Final on Tuesday 4th August. The final score was Adamstown 3-17 Ramsgrange 3-7.

On Thursday 13th August our Intermediate Hurling team play Rathgarogue Cushinstown in Round 4 of the Championship, This game is at 7pm in O'Kennedy Park, New Ross. Date, time and venue correct at time of printing. All support welcome.

Harvest Festival

Following a meeting of the Harvest Festival Committee on Wednesday 5th Aug it was unanimously decided to postpone the Festival Day to Sunday 20th September. This decision was made due to the fact with current weather conditions, it was unlikely that corn would be cut in time to have the threshing. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th August in the Community Centre at 8pm.

Coláiste Abbain

Coláiste Abbain are now enrolling for transition year 2015-2016 8 places left. 053-9240564 or email

Accounting Technicians Ireland in association with Coláiste Abbain have places for September diploma 2 years full time. Contact Barbara 086-8586199.

ICA Outing

On Wednesday last 29th July a group of 24 ladies went on their outing to Kilkenny. Before leaving Adamstown Fr. Nolan wished the group a safe journey. Visiting Woodstock Gardens, Nicholas Mosse Pottery, Kilkenny Castle and a bit of shopping in the city. It was then on to Langtons for an evening meal.

On the way home they were entertained by Callie, Margaret & Sheelagh. They arrived back safe and sound after a day that was enjoyed by all.

Church Notices

In Memoriam: Sat 15th - Tom (Tiddler ) Byrne, Kellystown (A), Bernie Sugrue Months Mind. May they rest in peace.

Readers: Sat 15th - Frances Gallagher, Sun 16th - Callie Doyle.

Adamstown Newsletter

The Newsletter has a very useful and important part to play in our Community and it is with many thanks to Fr. Nolan that we have a newsletter. Above all it can be informative bringing the Church notices news of the area to each and every home in the Parish. A newsletter can announce and promote events.

People should be willing to take an interest and supply information and articles for each issue. Weddings, christenings and reflection etc will be eagerly received. Please take a newsletter from St. Abbans Church or Cullens Gala or look it up on St. Abbans website at


Castle Vintage Club Family Fun Evening will take place in Rochford's Camross on Saturday 22nd August. Starting with Adult Cycle Run at 4pm followed by Music by Freeway, BBQ plus many other attractions. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 5th August: week's winning numbers 11, 12, 23 and 27. No Jackpot Winner. Seven Match 3 Winners receive €93 each. Jonnie McManus, 83 Bishopswater; M Holman, C/O Seller; Kathleen Hynes, 31 Corish Park; Julieanne, C/O Seller; Harry Kirwan, C/O Seller; Bella & Laya, 98 Bishopswater, and Pat Roche, 7 Liam Mellows Park.

Jackpot for 12th August is €8,550. 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 Olivia Grace, Zoe Philips and John McDonagh who were baptised recently.

Fr. James Cullen: Fr. James has said goodbye to Clonard to take up his new appointment in Rowe Street and Bride Street parishes. Even though his time in Clonard was just three short years, he has left a great and lasting impression on all. Thank you Fr. James.

Parish Pilgrimage To Knock: Monday 7th-Tuesday 8th September. Overnight stay in Knock House Hotel with evening meal. Cost: €105 per person sharing, single supplement €15. Bookings with non-refundable deposit of €10 to Clonard Parish Office telephone 053 9123672. Instalment payments accepted.

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

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

Community Employment

Clonfab Limited Community Employment Scheme has vacancies for the following positions: Childcare (5), Caretaker (1), and Office Assistant (1). All applicants must be referred through Employment Services/Intero in Anne Street.

Closing date for applications is 22nd August at 5pm. For further information on the above positions, please contact the Clonfab office Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 1pm.



The Parish Office (Barntown) opening hours for the Summer months are as follows; Tuesdays 9.30am to 5.30pm. Wednesdays 9.30am-5.30pm. Thursdays 9.30am-12.30pm.


Parents/Guardians please be advised that concern has been raised regarding Road Safety on the Carrigmannon Road (from GAA grounds to the new shop). There are a few dangerous bends in that particular stretch of road and children have been walking 3 and 4 abreast, making conditions very unsafe for both the children walking and any drivers using the road. Let's make the road safe for all users this summer.


Our U10 Blue and Green camogie teams played away to St Mary's Rosslare on Tuesday. Both teams played great games with St Mary's coming out on top.

Well done to our U12 Green camogie team who had an impressive win over Rathnure on Friday evening.

Our U16 camogie girls had a superb win in their Co. semi final v Rathnure on Tuesday evening in Bree to book their place in the Premier final. The girls led at half time 0-7 to 1-01 thanks to polished free taking from Cora Doyle and while Rathnure threw everything they had at us in the second half the girls withstood attack after attack in a gutsy performance to stay 2 points ahead at the final whistle.

Our U18 team resume their championship campaign next Tuesday evening v Moyeady Bridge in Farmleigh at 7pm.

Our Junior Camogie team played Taghmon Camross away on Thursday in championship and battled back from an 8 point deficit to force a draw with a last minute goal.

The camogie club would like to wish a speedy recovery to U14 star Sadbh Neville who sustained an injury in a practice match earlier this week.


Our U9 and 10s played Shelmaliers in Hollymount on Friday evening in hurling and Rathgarogue Cushinstown on Sunday morning and there were periods of great skill on display on both occasions.

U12 hurling- our Blue team had a great 2 point win over St Martins while the Green team were beaten on Thursday evening. On Saturday the White team had a convincing win against Ballyhogue.

Our U16 A team have reached the business end of the Premier Championship and will contest the quarter final in Oylegate on Monday at 7pm v Oylegate Glenbrien.

Well done to our Minor hurlers who defeated Faythe Harriers on Wednesday evening 1-24 to 2-6 and now advance to the Co. Semi final.


It was a fantastic night for the club on Tuesday evening as our U21s booked a Co. Premier final spot by defeating Rapparees in Killurin 0-14 to 0-12. Sharpshooter Aaron Kehoe(0-08) was in excellent form with placed balls (0-07 from frees) with Fionn Cooney, (0-3) Rowan White, Murtagh Joyce & Ian Moran (0-1 each) completing the scoring tally. A sterling performance from our defenders and an all round gritty attitude from the team as a whole gave spectators an exciting game and pits us against near neighbours Crossabeg-Ballymurn for the final at a date to be determined.

The weekend brought more good fortune with the Intermediate footballers clocking up an impressive score of 4-12- to Ferns' tally of 1-5 in their championship game but on Sunday the luck ran out as the Junior footballers were beaten by Blackwater in Hollymount.

Ladies football

Our Junior Ladies footballers played their quarter final on Sunday evening in Clonee and while the scoring was tight for most of the game Clonee pulled away in the end for victory.


The date is set for Sunday 16th August for the G.A.A. club fun day and among other attractions on the day we are delighted to announce our club as the only Wexford host to the Leinster G.A.A Roadshow-the largest inflatable GAA pitch ever to hit the South East! More details to follow!


Congratulations to G.A.A. club stalwart John Donoghue and his wife Niamh on the birth of their second little daughter Joanna recently.


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

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