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Adamstown

Cards

The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, April 28, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 28th will be Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen and Lorna Komsa; catering on Friday, May 5, will be Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy and Denise Harler; on Friday, May 12, will be Gillian O'Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O'Shea and Geraldine O'Shea; on Friday, May 19, will be Breda Bradley, Kay McCabe and Angela Harrington. On Friday the 26th will be: Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Christine Mackey, Ann O'Brien and Eileen Moran. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday, April 14, were Matty O'Sullivan, Pat Murphy, John Furlong, Jim Wickham, Mick Doyle, Andy Reville, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Betty O'Shea, and Sam Deacon.

The card players extend their sympathy to the family of the late Michael Kelly, The Rower, who was a regular card player in Adamstown over the years and who died last weekend. May he rest in peace.

ICA guild news

The AGM of Adamstown ICA was held on Wednesday, April 12, A large number attended on the night. Our president Helen welcomed everyone and extended a warm welcome to Federation president Deirdre Connery and information officer Gretta O'Connor, who were our special guests.

The election of officers took place after all other business was dealt with. President - Helen Furlong, Vice-president - Sheelagh Delaney, secretary - Frances Gallagher, Correspondence Sec - Mary Lawlor, treasurer - Cait Bradley, PRO - Liz Furlong, Sports Officer - Ann McDonald and Eleanor Power, Competitions - Sheelagh Delaney.

Our special guests Deirdre and Gretta gave a very interesting talk about the ICA and what it meant to them when they first joined as young married women. They congratulated the guild on their achievements and participation in competitions throughout the year. President Helen presented them both with a bunch of flowers each which was very much appreciated. They wished the guild the best of luck on Sunday the 23rd at the ICA has got talent in the all-Ireland Final in Camross.

After the meeting a lovely cup of tea was served by Marie Dunphy and Eleanor Power. The competition was won by Mary J Furlong. The raffle was won by Eleanor Power. Memberships were paid on the night, new members are always most welcome.

gaa Monster Draw

Adamstown Monster Draw Results are as follows.

1st Prize: A New Ford Fiesta - JP Furlong Forrestalstown, Clonroche. 2nd Prize: €1,500 Holiday Voucher - Chloe Morrissey, Kilrane, Rosslare. 3rd Prize: €350 Voucher from The Riverside Park Hotel - The Doolan Family, Ballyveneen, Glenmore, Co Kilkenny. 4th Prize: Weekend Break at The Tullamore Court Hotel - Stephanie Connolly, Tullogher, Co Kilkenny. 5th Prize: €200 Voucher from Wallaces, Wellingtonbridge - Noreen Ryan, Creacon, New Ross. 6th Prize: €200 Voucher from Cooney Furlong - Mrs. Maria O'Rourke, Brookhill, Ballyhogue. 7th Prize: €100 Voucher from The Brandon House Hotel - Jim Ryan, Toberona Bridge, Enniscorthy. 8th Prize: Luxury beauty hamper from Sam McCauleys - Joe & Breda English, Carrenroe, The Rower. 9th Prize: Leisure Pass from Whitford House Hotel - John & Veronica Quigley, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy. 10th Prize: Lunch for 2 at The Talbot Hotel - Martin Phelan 2 Airmount, Slieverue, Co Kilkenny

Adamstown GAA Club would like to sincerely thank everyone whom purchased a ticket in the draw. Funds are going towards the purchase and development of our new pitch and facilities.

Shamrock Vintage Club

The Shamrock Vintage Club will present the proceeds of their Road Run to Coláiste Abbain this Monday night, April 24, at 8.30 p.m. in the college. The club would like to express their thanks to all those who helped in any way to make the day such a success.

Lourdes Ticket Winners

The lucky four parishioners whose names came out of the drum on Easter Sunday were: Kathleen Delaney, The Barracks, Martina McCarthy, Oldcourt, Daniel Murphy, Misterin and Marie Butler. Congratulations to you all and hoping you have a memorable trip to Lourdes in May.

Glynn-Barntown

Private Andy Wickham

The 25th annual Mass and Wreath laying for Private Andy Wickham takes place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, in Barntown Church.

ANYONE FOR TENNIS?

The Tennis Club is holding an introductory tennis evening on Wednesday, April 26, from 7 p.m. at Glynn-Barntown Tennis club - for the complete beginners and very rusty. Come along and bring a pal or two its free. summer Memberships will be available on the night. Any queries to Jane O'Shea 087 2742290.

COMMUNITY GAMES

The Athletics Area finals are on April 29 at 2 p.m. in Glynn-Barntown Pitch all age groups. Long Puck and Ball throw also included. If you have any queries please contact Sinéad or Melanie on glynnbarntowncg@gmail.com.

CAMOGIE news

Our under-16 camogie team opened their championship on Wednesday evening with a win over St Ibar's in Hollymount. Well done, girls. Our under-14 Blue camogie team travelled to Fethard on Friday evening where they put in a good performance but were beaten. Our under-12 camogie team hosted the first blitz of 2017 in Killurin on Saturday morning and played two highly competitive games v St Ibar's.

Our girls contested the first final in the club of 2017 when they played the junior league final v St Anne's on Saturday in Taghmon but were defeated 1-8 to 0-5. The half time score was 0-3 to 0-5 in the opposition's favour with our scores coming from Debbie Fitzharris (0-1) and Tara O'Brien (0-2 frees) In the second half we added on two further scores from placed balls (one more from Tara and a point from Jessie Morrissey) while St Anne's racked up three more points and finished with a goal in the final minutes of injury time. Well done to St Anne's and hard luck to our club girls and mentors. With 15 of the 26 strong panel still eligible for minor the future is very promising.

Congratulations to our senior camogie team who defeated Buffers Alley 0-13 to 1-5 in the final league group game on Sunday evening in Monamolin.

COISTE NA NÓG

Our under-12 footballers took on Ballinastragh Gaels on Sunday morning in championship in Killurin but were defeated. Our under-14 footballers had a good win over Shelmaliers on Thursday evening in Killurin in championship.

Due to a bereavement in Gorey our minor football game v Naomh Éanna fixed for Friday evening didn't take place. No refixture as of yet. We extend our sympathies to the Naomh Éanna club.

FÉILE NA PEIL FINAL - Our Féile football team battled valiantly on Sunday in their final v Sarsfields in Ferns Centre of Excellence but had to be content with second place on this occasion. Final score 3-3 to 1-7. Scorers Daragh Carley 0-4 (3 frees), Josh Carley 1-0, Luke O'Rourke 0-1, Ferdia Reynolds 0-1, Alan Mahoney 0-1. Hard luck boys and mentors and good luck to Sarsfields as they continue their Féile Peil na nÓg Journey.

SENIOR GAA

Our Senior footballers began their 2017 championship journey on Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday evening with an encounter with St Anne's which unfortunately ended in a one point defeat 1-9 to 1-10.

SPONSORSHIP - A huge thank you to our main sponsor Cleary Doyle Construction and John Doyle, who on Friday night presented our senior team with a new set of club jerseys ahead of their senior football championship opener on Saturday evening v St Anne's in Innovate Wexford Park. Senior football captain Michael Doyle and club chairman John Cooney were delighted to accept the jerseys on behalf of the club. The Cleary Doyle Construction group also kindly sponsored a new set of jerseys for our under-14 boys ahead of their Féile football final on Sunday v Sarsfields in Ferns Centre of Excellence.

Thank you also to club stalwart Bobby Goff of Bobby Goff Scanning Services, who also generously sponsored a new set of jerseys for our under-12 boys who debuted them on Sunday morning in Killurin v Ballinastragh Gaels. The under-12 players were delighted to accept them. Thanks to Mark Fanning and Pádraig Donnelly for their work on the jersey design and to Angela Finn for her photography on the night.

GAA CLUB LOTTO

Club lotto numbers Wednesday, April 19: 5, 19, 20 and 25. There was no jackpot winner and seven match-three winners: Robbie Kidd, Shane and Joanne Browne, Ger Harte, Anne Doyle, the Kirwan family, John Vaughan, John Toomey. Next draw will be in Declan's on Wednesday, May 3. Jackpot remains at €10,000. Reserve jackpot is €4,000.

LADIES FOOTBALL

Well done to Sinéad, Aisling, Grace and Wexford under-14 ladies' football team who defeated Kilkenny on Saturday.

ROUNDERS

Well done to Glynn-Barntown Ladies Rounders team who defeated Ballon of Carlow on Sunday 39-3 in their third game of the season.

LONDIS CLIMB FOR JOY

Thank you to all for your support at the Rock Night which was recently held in Mary Jo's. All proceeds raised are for Pieta House.

Following the success of last year's initiative Jump for Joy, staff members from O'Brien's Londis, Larkin's Cross, are delighted to be part of the 2017 initiative Climb for Joy, where Londis staff and friends are climbing Corran Tuathail in Co. Kerry and raising funds for our charity partner Pieta House.

Please support our 'SPLIT THE POT' which will be drawn every Thursday morning in the shop - €2 an envelope. Exquisite Greeting Cards handmade by one of our very own Londis staff members Ethel Browne are on sale for just €5 each.

The more money we raise, the more people climb. Thank you so much for your continued support.

AREA NOTES

Notices for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown area notes should be emailed to hillaryobrien@eircom.net or alternatively, phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.

Murrintown

Split-the-pot

Split-the-pot winner this week was Enda and Amanda Buggy, winning €1,008. Enjoy your winnings. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Be in to win.

Community Centre

We at Murrintown Community Centre are in urgent need of volunteers for Bingo on Monday Nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (once every 4-6 weeks). Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the Community Centre at 053 9139328.

Community Games

Our area athletics competition will be held in the DMP Grounds Sinnottstown Lane, Drinagh on Thursday, April 27. Registration: 6 p.m. Start: 6.30 p.m. €3 per child. There are at least two events for each age group, events for under-8s up to under-16s boys and girls plus a fun run for under-6s. For full list of athletic events, see www.communitygames.ie/events.html.

Qualifiers will go through to the County Athletic Finals in Enniscorthy on Sunday, June 25. See https:// piercestownmurrintowncg.wordpress.com/for our area map and https:// facebook.com/piercestown.murrintowncommunitygames for full details and updates. Contact Martina at 086 6055356 if you have any queries.

Piercestown

Scout Group news

A special Emergency meeting has been called for all parents and other interested adults to discuss recruiting leaders in all sections in the Scout Group. due to many circumstances the current leaders may not be able to attend every week or all activities in the coming Scout Year (Sept 2017 to July 2018) which means all three sections will not have sufficient adults to run the sections according to Child Protection laws in ireland.

We need more adults or some of the sections may not re-open in September 2017. Your help is needed and we invite you to come along to this special meeting at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 (approx 45 mins) to meet with the Group Council members who will give you details of training required and other details such as Garda Vetting etc.

Please do come along, or if in meantime, you wish to speak to our Group Leader, Jane Power any Tuesday night in the hall, if you are interested in coming along and joining our group to help save closing some of the Sections of beavers, cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers. thank you for your co-operation.

Parish Clean Up

In conjunction with Wexford County Council and National Clean up Day Piercestown Scout Group are arranging a clean-up of the village and the three roads leading off from the church Crossroads on Saturday, May 6 - start time to be advised. The group would like to invite all parents and other organisations to come along and help them collect the large amount of rubbish which is being dumped around the village and surrounding areas every day.

Hi-viz vests, rubbish bags, gloves and pickers will be provided. Start time 11 a.m. Please come along and help, we are appealing to everyone who has a couple of hours to spare to come along, especially the parents but all parish people.

ARA Club news

Annual Coach Tour 2017-Slieve Russell Hotel Cavan on August 27 three nights DBB (Sun to Wed) with two day-tours (details to be advised later). Price is €280 pp sharing with €15 SRS. please ring Ann Rochford 087 6677411 to book your place, deposit of €100 secures your place. Great weekend promised. Book early to avoid disappointment, seats booking fast.

Coach Trips - May 2: Wicklow Gaol and Kilquade Arboretum Wicklow - tour of Gaol, Coach and evening meal at new Talbot Hotel Dining Room that evening. Departing 9 a.m. Price €45 pp

June 13: Japanese Gardens, Newbridge Silverware Centre and Whitewater Shopping Centre Newbridge - entry fee/Morning break/evening meal in Glenview Hotel Wicklow and coach included in price of €55 pp. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book any of these trips. all trips based on minimum of 20 travelling.

Community Games

Our area athletics competition will be held in the DMP Grounds Sinnottstown Lane, Drinagh on Thursday, April 27. Registration: 6 p.m. Start: 6.30 p.m. €3 per child. There are at least two events for each age group, events for under-8s up to under-16s boys and girls plus a fun run for under-6s. For full list of athletic events, see www.communitygames.ie/events.html.

Qualifiers will go through to the County Athletic Finals in Enniscorthy on Sunday, June 25. See https:// piercestownmurrintowncg.wordpress.com/for our area map and https:// facebook.com/piercestown.murrintowncommunitygames for full details and updates. Contact Martina at 086 6055356 if you have any queries.

Taghmon-Camross

Dancing at Camross

The May dance will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday, May 5, with music by Glenn Flynn and band. Glenn has a huge Camross following so we will expect to see to see all his avid supporters dance the night away to his music. Admission is €8 including the tea.

Camross Drama Group

Actors and directors are putting finishing touches to two One Act comedies and a sketch - 'Spinsters of Lavender Lane' and 'Fledged and Flown' are set in the not-so-recent past but reflect perpetual and modern themes. 'Write it down, Bertie' is fast paced and draws some universal cameo characters.

Here are the dates for your diary: Friday, April 28 - St Michael's Hall, Green St, Wexford; Sunday, April 30 - St Mary's Hall, Fethard-on-Sea; Friday, May 5 - Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre; Sunday, May 14 - Camross Hall. All shows 8 p.m., €10 on door. Like Camross Drama Group on Facebook for updates.

Ladies' football

Our Ladies A team played their second league match on Tuesday, April 11, against Kilmore B and it ended up with another great win for the girls winning 7-17 to 1-5. This was another great team performance in which Taghmon-Camross dominated from start to finish with some very good passing moves and great finishing.

Many thanks to our under-16 players who came along and played brilliant, when some of our juniors were unavailable, certainly looks good for the future.

Next match at home to St Fintan's in the first round of the championship on Monday, April 24, at 7.30 p.m.

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