Around the Districts

Published 08/09/2015 | 00:00

John and Anne Gallagher having fun at the picnic in the park in Redmond Park on Sunday afternoon.
John and Anne Gallagher having fun at the picnic in the park in Redmond Park on Sunday afternoon.



The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 11th September at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 11th will be Eileen, Bridget, Ann & Mary Thorpe. Catering on the 18th will be Breda Bradley, Geraldine Bradley, Kay McCabe & Angela Harrington. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 28th August were: Sean Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Seamus Wickham, Paddy Furlong, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Ann Lawlor, Kay Whelan.

Childcare Service

A new childcare service is now open in Adamstown. We are catering for children from 2 ½ years old, with the ECCE scheme also available. Additionally we have an after school session open with availability from 2pm to 6 pm each day. Parents or guardians can avail of 1 hour sessions (for example from 2pm to 3pm with drop off back to Adamstown NS for the bus) or longer if needed.

Should you need any information on any of our services please contact Caroline Doyle (Childcare Manager) on 051 428805 in Raheen FRC. You can also call to the new service in the Community Centre at the GAA pitch to view the setting or to get a parents pack to enrol your child.

Athletic Club News

Adamstown Athletic Club will host their 8th Annual Open Cross Country on Sunday 13th September starting at 12 o'clock. There will be medals for the first 12 individuals in the U9-U14 categories. Medals for the first 6 individuals in the U15-U16 categories and prizes for the first 3 individuals in the Junior/Senior competitions.

Clothes Collection

The Parents Association will hold a clothes recycling collection on Monday 14th September in the morning outside the school. If you have clean used clothing/shoes etc you no longer need, please bring them along, all proceeds go to school funds.

ICA guild

We are back after the summer break, a meeting of Adamstown ICA will be held in the community centre on Wednesday 9th September at 8pm. Catering on the night are Ann & Eleanor. New members are welcome.

Harvest Festival Day

A meeting of the Harvest festival committee takes place this Wednesday 9th in the community Centre at 8pm and if you can spare time to help out on the day, it will be very much appreciated.

Events taking place on Sunday 30th September include: Threshing, Ploughing, Dolly's homemade Cakes & jams, Bottle stall, Shop, athletics, dog show, teas & refreshments, Wheel of Fortune, bric a brac. Entertainment kindly provided by Stephen Murphy and Carthy Sisters. All proceeds to Sr. Helen, Adamstown Senior Citizens Christmas Party & Console. Harvest Thanksgiving Mass on Saturday 19th in St. Abban's at 7.30pm.

Thanks from France

On behalf of Fr. Henri-Marie Favelin and Brother Antoine-Marie de Araujo, leaders of the 40 boys who were on a cycling tour around Ireland and stayed in Coláiste Abbain overnight, they extend a sincere thanks for the hospitality they received in Adamstown and in particular for the use of the College facilities. They were also grateful for being able to celebrate Mass in St. Abban's Church on Sunday morning before they continued their journey to New Ross.


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 2nd September: winning numbers 1, 6, 24 and 28. No Jackpot Winner; six Match 3 Winners receive €108 each. Kate Philips, C/O Bingo; Jimmy Ennis, Betty & Caroline & Aine; Paul Roberts, 6 Antelope Road; Goff Family, C/O Seller; Thomas Crean, C/O Seller and Clodagh Downes, C/O Seller.

Jackpot for 9th September is €11,150. 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

Children's/Family Mass: The Children's/Family Mass will resume in Clonard Church on Sunday 20th September at 10am. Practice for Children's Liturgy Group will resume on Wednesday 9th September in Clonard Church at 7pm. New members are welcome. Any boy or girl who has completed senior infants is eligible to join.

Christmas Renovation Fund Draw: The kneelers in the main church are in need of repair. The total cost is €15,000. We are holding a draw over the Autumn to meet this cost. 1st Prize-€2,500. 2nd Prize-€1,500. 3rd Prize-€1,000. Tickets €2 each or three for €5 available from the Parish Office or from promoters.

Stepping Out To Secondary School: this is postponed until everyone has settled down in school.

Lost And Found: Various items have been found in the Clonard Churches following Masses over the summer. Hats, gloves, umbrellas, glasses, bags etc., and may be collected in the Sacristy.

Baptised: We welcome into the Church of Christ: Rosie Nicole Rossiter who was baptised recently.

The People's College

Outreach Programme: New courses starting 14th September including Yoga, Flower Arranging, Sign Language, Genealogy, Introduction to Conflict Resolution, Computers, Art, Jewellery Making, Conservational Irish, Social Care. For further information contact Wexford Council of Trade Unions, O'Leary Road, Townspark, Coolcotts, Wexford, during normal hours. Telephone 053 9146774 or email Facebook The People's College.

Hospice Coffee

There is a Hospice Coffee Morning in Clonard Community Centre on Thursday 17th September from 10.30am to 12.30pm. All monies raised locally stays locally. Please come along and give your support.

Irish Dancing

Irish dancing classes with the Walsh School Of Irish Dancing recommenced in Clonard Community Centre on Monday 7th September for children and Tuesday nights for Adults. Monday's children's class at 4 to 5.30pm. Tuesday's Adults class 8.30 to 10.00pm. Beginners and Advanced. Enquiries to: Gertrude Walsh on 087 2387806 or 053 23691. E-mail:

Holy Family Playschool

While Clonard Playschool has already opened we are still taking bookings for children between the ages of two years and ten months to five years, to attend the 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 the Parish Office on 053 9123672 as soon as possible.



There will be a Friends of Calcutta, 'Used Clothing Collection' in Barntown School Car Park this Thursday 10th September at 3pm. Michael Hopkins from Friends of Calcutta would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all people who contributed to the last collection which was a huge success.

All used clothing, bedsheets, fabric, towels, shoes, bags, hats belts, etc. are gladly accepted however we cannot accept Duvets, pillows, or cushions.


The Patron in Whitechurch will take place on Sunday 13th September at 2 pm.


Deepest sympathy is extended Reynolds family, Barntown on the recent passing of their beloved partner and Dad Tom. Catherine, Maurice and Liam, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Tom-Rest in Peace.

Condolences are also extended to the Hayes family from Ballygoman on the sudden death of their treasured Mother Carmel. Dear Karen, Fiona, Lorraine, Jenny and Brian and Carmel's 13 grandchildren, you are also in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Carmel Rest in Peace.


On Friday evening our U16 camogie team contested the Co Premier camogie final in the hallowed grounds of Wexford Park.

The girls were a little slow to settle and went in 7 points down at half time but emerged to create a serious battle in the second half. Having brought the deficit back to 3 points the girls pressed on goal and hit several balls just wide of the mark and hearbreakingly ran out of time-final score 4-7 to 3-7.

Nevertheless it was a marvellous achievement for a team who moved up to the Premier grade this year and the club would like to thank the players, mentors and parents for their hard work and commitment. We would also like to pay tribute to the many supporters who turned out to paint Innovate Wexford Park Green and Blue on Friday evening.

On Sunday it was the turn of our Junior B camogie team to line out in a Co Semi final v Buffers Alley in Hollymount. The girls put in a solid performance to lead by 6 points at half time and with great resolve in the second half the gap between the teams didn't close. Our girls now advance to the Co. final at a date to be determined.


It was a busy week for club fans kicked off on Monday evening when our U12 B team came up against Naomh Eanna in the Shield semi final in Killurin. The game ended in a draw but our boys were defeated in extra time.

The U12 A team due to face Buffers Alley in Monamolin in their shield semi final the following night was postponed until Friday evening where again the boys battled hard but did not get the desired result.

The same boys travelled to St. Vincents GAA Club in Dublin to take part in the Foley Tournament and delighted the club by winning the Shield having been beaten by near neighbours Shelmaliers in the first game followed by a win against Clara of Kilkenny and our hosts St Vincents and then victory over Eoghan Ruadh of Tyrone in the final . Conor Lyne- captain on the day- was thrilled to accept the cup on behalf of his team.

Wednesday evenings action came from our Minor footballers who were pitted against St Martins in the Co Premier semi final in St Patricks Park. The sides were drawing at the interval but St Martins pulled away in the second half to take the win.

Our U14 hurlers took on Oulart The Ballagh on Thursday evening in the Shield semi final in Oulart. The boys put up a valiant display and only 5 points separated the sides at the final whistle with Oulart advancing to the final.

A large crowd of supporters is expected at our Juvenile Co Football Final on Tuesday evening in St Patricks Park as they take on neighbours St Martins. Don your colours and come cheer on the boys.


Oylegate was the venue Saturday afternoon for the Junior footballers as they made their quarter final date with Monageer / Boolavogue. Despite our best efforts the match was won confidently by our opposition.

Our Intermediate footballers march on in their championship campaign defeating Clongeen on Saturday in the Quarter final.

ladies football

Our girls had an u10s football blitz yesterday in St Anne's-a great day was had with the Green team winning all 3 games and the Blue team winning 2 out of 3 games.

Our Junior Ladies football team snatched victory in extra time with a last minute Laura Dempsey goal in their Junior League quarter final and keep their league hopes on track.


A disco for 1st years & up will be held on Friday 18th September 8.30-11pm in Glynn Barntown GAA Club house. Admission by ticket only. Tickets @€5 each on sale Friday 11th September 7 -7.30pm in the clubhouse


Glynn-Barntown GAA, Camogie and Ladies Football Clubs would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the Reynolds family -Catherine, Maurice and Liam on the passing of beloved husband and father Tom during the week and also to Brian O'Shea and the O'Shea family on the sad passing of mother and grandmother Kay O'Shea recently.

Heartfelt sympathies are also extended to the Graydon, Hayes and Carley families on the passing of mother and grandmother Carmel Hayes. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a nanamnacha dhilise.


Registration for 2015/2016 takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 9th September at 7 pm in Barntown Community Centre. New members are also invited to register at this time. Please note that there is no meeting on Wednesday, only registration. Registration cost is €30 payable on the night or 3 installments of €10. We look forward to seeing you all again. Eithne, Samantha, Mary, Rachel and Alison.


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

Taghmon/ Camross

Hospice Coffee Day

A very successful Coffee Day in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare was held at the home of Dympna Kelly and family in Kilgarvan on Monday 31st August. A total of €1,624 was collected and Dympna extends sincere thanks to all who came and supported this very worthy cause, thanks also to those that donated cakes and also thanks to the ladies who helped during the day. The generosity of all supporters was absolutely amazing. Thank you all.

Variety Concert

A Variety Concert, organised by Camross Hall Committee, will be held in Camross Hall on Sunday 27th September at 8pm. This event will showcase a host of talent from all around Wexford and is in aid of ongoing refurbishment to the hall This is guaranteed to be a great social event so pencil the date in your diary. Admission is €10 including refreshments.

gaa club news

Hard luck to our Minor football team who were beaten in the County semi final by Adamstown / Gusserane last week on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-17 .

This week's fixture: District final of Jun B hurling where Taghmon Camross will play Adamstown on this Sunday 13th at 12 in Clongeen.

Good luck to Peirce Doyle who is on the Wexford U 21 hurling panel this weekend in the All Ireland final on Saturday.

The Lotto takes place this Tuesday night in the Center where the Jackpot will be €8600, please have your tickets in at 8pm.

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