Around the Districts

Sean Kinsella and Katie Guidera at the launch of the Audi Q5 and A5 coupe in Audi Garage Ardcavan on Thursday evening.
Sean Kinsella and Katie Guidera at the launch of the Audi Q5 and A5 coupe in Audi Garage Ardcavan on Thursday evening.

Adamstown

Cards

The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, February 24, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Friday, February 24, will be Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan and Bessie Fortune; on Friday, March 3, will be Rosie Siggins, Marie Murphy and Maura Barden; on Friday, March 10, will be Cathy Delaney, Breda Bolger and Helen Furlong.

Card winners on Friday, February 10, were: Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Seán Cullen, John Nolan, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Joe Deacon and Jim English

Sympathy

We extend our sincere sympathy to Kathleen and Pat Lawlor and family, Knockreigh, on the death of Kathleen's brother Jim Morris, 56 White Rock View, Wexford. His funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Annunciation, Clonard with burial in Crosstown Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Athletic Club Notes

Ryan Carthy Walsh was in action at the AIT International Grand Prix athletics meet in Athlone on Wednesday, February 15. He was placed sixth in the High Jump with a clearance of 2.05 meters. This is Ryan's best jump of 2017 and it means he is now ranked number two in Ireland in the event. Great performance Ryan.

Last weekend was a busy weekend for Adamstown AC athletes. Many athletes travelled to Athlone for the Leinster Indoors and put in great performances on Day one and Day two of the Leinster Indoors. Well done to Triona Mooney, who won a bronze medal in the under-18 girls 1.5km Walk. Her sister Ciara Mooney competed in the girls under-13 Shot Putt and finished in fifth place.

Ella English competed in two events finishing seventh in the under-15 girls High Jump and eighth in the under-15 girls Shot Putt. Abbie Carthy Walsh finished in 10th place in the under-13 girls High Jump and Aoibhinn Crean was fifth in the under-15 girls 1km Walk. Well done to all the athletes who competed over both days in Athlone and we look forward to Day three of the Leinster Indoors on Saturday, February 25.

There was also a number of athletes that travelled to the Juvenile 'B' Cross Country Championships in Waterford. Well done to Gráinne English, who put in a great performance in the under-11 girls 1000m race. Three athletes ran as part of the under-11 boys Wexford team in the 1000m race, well done to Ross English, Jack O'Shea and Watt Crean, who all put in great performances representing their club and county with Wexford finishing in fifth place. Well done to Katie English, Isobel English and Niamh English as they ran as part of the under-13 girls Wexford team and also finished in fifth place. The best performance of the day was by Mairead Crean, who finished sixth as an individual and along with her team-mate Sonia Mooney, they both won a bronze medal as part of the under-17 girls Wexford team that finished in third place. Well done, girls.

Joe Mooney competed in the Intervarsity Championships on Friday, February 10, he is the first competitor to compete in this competition since Brendan O'Shea competed. Well done to Joe as he finished in second place in the 2K Walk.

The training schedule is as follows: Monday and Wednesday nights for sixth class children and up in the hall at 7.30 p.m., Thursday nights Sports hall Athletics 6: 30-7: 15 in the hall for children in second, third and fourth class, 7: 30-8: 15 for children in fifth and sixth class and all the older athletes will train from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Shamrock Vintage Club

The Shamrock Vintage Club will hold its annual Pat Byrne memorial run on Sunday, April 2. Registration will take place in the car park of St Abban's hall from 11.30 a.m. Run will commence at 1 p.m. taking in the following townlands Rathkile, Barmoney, Wilkinstown, Poulpeasty, Caroreigh, Kilgarven, Foulksmills, Caseys Cross, Little Cullenstown, Foxes Cross, Ballyvergin, Glenour and back to the hall car park. A hot meal will be served in the newly built Coláiste Abbain in Adamstown.

The proceeds from this year's run will go towards a new sound system for the sports hall in Coláiste Abbain. We hope parents and members of the local communities will show their support for the new school. Tractors, cars, bikes are all welcome but all vehicles must have insurance. More details with regards to the run later.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, February 24, in the Community Centre for a jackpot of €13,000. Do buy a ticket and be in with a chance.

First Confession

Twenty children from second class in Adamstown National School will make their First Confession this Wednesday night in St Abban's at 7.30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will not take place on that night.

Church Altars/Decoration

Thanks to the ladies from Knockreigh for the month of February, it is now the turn of parishioners from Kellystown for the month of March.

Taghmon-Camross

Dancing at Camross

The March dance will be held on Friday, March 3, from 10 p.m. to midday in Camross Ballroom with music by T-Bone Country. Refreshments as usual included in €8 admission. We hope to see you there.

Passion Play

The last Passion Play was performed in Camross Hall in 2012 and in order to fulfill our six-year cycle the next production will take place Easter 2018.

The Passion Play committee met recently and officers and committee for the 2018 event are chairperson, Michael Doyle, secretary, Breda Banville, treasurers, Breda Nolan and Margaret Nolan, Public Relations, Ml. Doyle, Breda Banville and Fr Robert McGuire with Robert Nolan. Denis Banville, Peggy Doyle, Dympna Kelly, Margt O'Gorman, Eddie Colfer and Billy Nolan.

All past cast, crew, choir will be most welcome, also new performers/singers will be very welcome to come on board this huge production. Interested? contact any of the above officers or committee. Watch this space for further details.

Camross Hall AGM

The AGM of Camross Hall took place on Tuesday, February 14. last and the committee looked back on a very successful 2016. Chair. , Ml. Doyle thanked all his committee on their enthusiasm and dedication in the running of all events during the year. He also thanked the local community and especially all those people from around the county and beyond who support the monthly dances. Fr Robert presided over the election of officers, he thanked the committee on letting the school children perform their Christmas Concert in the hall which was packed to capacity for the event.

Officers for 2017 as follows: chairperson, Ml. Doyle, Vice-chairperson, Billy Nolan, secretary, Breda Nolan, treasurers, Margt Nolan and Margt O'Gorman, PRO, Breda Banville, ANNCR, Ann and Eamonn O'Gorman and Robert Nolan. Committee, all the above plus Peggy Doyle, Dympna Kelly, Lar Banville, Fr Robert McGuire, Brendan Doyle and Eddie Colfer.

A very successful table quiz in aid of continued hall refurbishment was held in Rochfords Lounge on Friday last. Thanks to Colette for the use of premises once again. Thanks also to Quiz Master and question setter, Liam Morrissey and thanks to all who supported the event.

Vehicle Run

A Vehicle Run in aid of Caroreigh Parochial Fund will take place on Sunday, March 12, leaving Camross Hall at 1 p.m. with registration from midday. All drivers must have an up to date insurance cert and be over 16 years. The event will start and finish at Camross Hall with a Stop in Galbally. Registration fee €20. Refreshments served before and after the event.

Help is required on the day serving food also stewards are needed to ensure safety at cross roads. More details later.

social cycle

Caroreigh Community Alert are organising a Social Cycle on Sunday, March 19. Registration at 1.30 p.m. Cycle Start at Camross Hall at 2 p.m. Registration Fee €10 All Cyclist must be over 18 and wear a Helmet. Distance 11.5km or 23km. Tea and Refreshments in Camross Hall.

Camross ICA

Our second meeting of 2017 was held on Monday, February 6, at 7.30 p.m. in Camross Hall. Minutes, Correspondence, and Finance were dealt with by Margaret Nolan, Margaret O'Gorman (Poulpeasty), Dympna Kelly and Breda Banville. Sympathy was extended to Maggie Morrissey for the recent passing of her brother. Sympathy was also with Mary Fitzgerald and Eileen Creevey, both on Federation Committee.

Dympna congratulated the ladies for their work on the ICA garden which is looking beautiful. Some of the ladies enjoyed a very interesting DIY class which took place on January 21 in Dennis' Workshop (Camross). A massive thank you to Dennis for a most enjoyable afternoon and to Breda for the delicious refreshments. Dympna congratulated Marian Donnelly for her recent success in the 'creative writing' competition and Mary Kelly for her entry in the Jem Pack competition. Thanks also went to Peggy Doyle for organising the 'Go For Life' grant.

We have a busy few months ahead and here are a few dates for your diary: February 23 - table quiz in Byrn's February 27 - The Federation Meeting will take place in the Ferry Carrig Hotel. March 2 - Mary Kelly will be holding a cookery demonstration in her home. Starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the Federation meeting (€10).

March 18 will be our Irish night which will take place in Rochford Pub, Camross. March 31 - ICA Got Talent will take place in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola. April 2 - Tour to Altamont Garden (Carlow), with lunch at the Forge. April 3 - Our AGM. April 10 Convenience Night in Lady's Island. April 23 - National Competition in Camross Hall. April 24 - AGM in Oylegate.

May 20 - National AGM May 25 - Bowling in Leisure Max. June 8 - Special Occasion Day (no venue yet). June 12 to June 15 - A four-day tour to Mayo. July 7 - The Garden Party will take place in An Grianán (ICA Head Office). A few of the ladies will be going to the event this year as this is our annual outing.

Dancing with Velma has resumed on Thursdays at 8.45 p.m. in Camross Hall, all are welcome.

The ladies enjoyed a most interesting talk by Olga from the Beechdale Garden Centre, Enniscorthy (beechdale.ie). Olga told us about the activities at the garden centre as well as some great gardening tips. Here are a few I learnt: Apple and pear trees and black/red currants bushes should be pruned in winter, plums and cherry trees should be pruned in summer. Snowdrops and Bluebells can be hart to grow from bulbs, so it is advised to buy plants. You need lime free soil for Camellias. Begonias last long and don't mind a bit of wet.

Delicious teas and scones were served by Mary Nolan, Alice Cod and Margaret Kelly. Well done to Dympna Kelly, who won the monthly competition of the 'best decorated potato '.

Our next meeting will be on March 6 at 8 p.m. in Camross hall and the monthly competition will be the 'nicest sugar bowl'.

If you want to expand your social life, learn new skills, take part in fun activities or just do something different in 2017, joining our fun and friendly group could be just what you are looking for. We hope to welcome you soon.

Taghmon ICA

The January meeting took place on Wednesday, January 18. The meeting started with the demonstration by Betty Galvin. She showed us how to up style out outfits using simple accessories. Its amazing how something ad simple as a belt or scarf can completely change an outfit. She very kindly brought two pieces for the raffle. These were won by Eithne McGee and Carol Gray. We now need a night out to dazzle everyone.

The meeting then took place with the ICA prayer and a vote of sympathy with the Hanlon and Sinnott families in their recent bereavements. Discussions took place on how to use our Go for Life Grant. It is hoped to have Tai Chi classes with Heather Had rill starting soon. Anyone, who would like to join us, please contact Joan Bell.

Dates to remember are the Federation table quiz on February 23 and the federation meeting on February 27. Hostess for the evening was Kathleen Murray.

The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, March 14. New members always welcome. Meetings take place on the third Wednesday of every month at 7.30 p.m. in the Scout Hall. Come and join us.

Camross Drama Group

After a short break over Christmas and New Year, The group is preparing for getting back on stage this spring. However, instead of the traditional 3-act play, we are currently rehearsing for two 1-act comedies and a sketch.

Caroreigh Old School is busy several evenings a week with the directors and casts of 'The Spinsters of Lavender Lane' and 'Fledged and Flown'. Dates and venues for performances will be announced shortly. Keep up to date with news on Camross Drama Group Facebook Page.

Athletic club notes

Well done to all our athletes who competed in the first weekend of the Leinster indoor Championships in Athlone.

Muireann Hore qualified for the all-Ireland indoors in the under-16 shot putt finishing fourth on the day. Hannah Roche Kelly was four in the under-16 60m and Aisling Kelly was third in under-15 60m sprints. Both girls also qualify for the all-Ireland finals.

There was also a great win for Aisling Kelly in the under-15 hurdles. Joseph Hanlon and James Hanlon both took gold in their respective walks.

Well done to everyone who competed this weekend. It's a great achievement for each athlete personally and also for our club, continue the great dedication in your commitment to your training and best wishes for the all-Ireland finals next month.

Coiste na nÓg

Registration now due for all underage players. Players must be registered for insurance purposes, please contact Coiste na nÓg chairperson Sharon Murphy 086 3881348 or Vice-chairperson Neil Banville 087 9535465 for membership forms. Family Membership for €90 or children's membership for €40.

South East Tops

Dates for your diary - First show Thursday, March 16, second show Wednesday, March 22.

Wexford People