GLYNN/BARNTOWN

GIRLS FOOTBALL

Glynn/Barntown GAA are holding an Under Age Girls Football training session for all ages tonight Wednesday 25th May from 7-7.30pm. (Straight after camogie training). There will be a meeting for parents at this time to discuss a future for Ladies Football in Glynn/Barntown. All welcome! Further enquiries to Sheila O'Connor on 087 2601 549 or Mags Neiland on 087 7982 254.

CAMOGIE

Congratulations to Susie McGovern, Emma Walsh, Siobhan O'Regan and Katie Moore who are part of the County minor team. Well done to the u14 camogie team who won their opening three league matches and the first round of the Chamionship last week against St. Ibars. Great team spirit was shown. Keep up the good work girls.

BARNTOWN SCHOOL NEWS

School Choir: The school choir claimed victory in the choral competition in New Ross last Friday by taking first place and arriving back in Barntown with the Billy MaGuire Trophy.

Word travelled faster than the bus and the choir arrived back to great cheering and applaud and a guard of honour had been formed by their school mates to welcome the successful choir home. As a special treat, the choir members had icecream in the P.E. Hall before home time.

A special assembly was held on Monday morning - attended by Fr. Carroll - where the choir gave a rendition of the winning performance. The songs they sang were "I have a Dream" and "Something told the Wild Geese". Choir director, Ms. Stamp was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and thanked for her dedication and effort by Ms. O'Brien. Well done to everyone - we are very proud of our choir.

SchoolSports: 51 of our children participated in the school sports in Bree last week and were accompanied by Ms. O'Brien, Ms. Byrne, Mr. Barron and Liz FitzGerald, 4th class SNA. Our boys U.12 Relay Team took home the silver medal - well done to Luke Codd, Dylan Ryan, David Mc.Donald and Jack Brazzill. Josh O'Connor was the proud gold medal winner of the U.10s boys sprint. Well done Josh.

David McDonald was by far the longest jumper in the county and also took a gold medal for his fine jump of 4 mtrs. 80 cm. Well done David. Ms O'Brien congratulated all the participants and winners in Assembly also paid credit to Frank Hynes who put huge effort and great heart into his performance. Well done to all.

Rounders: The league continues - unfortunately both our boys and girls team lost (but just barely) to our neighbours in Taghmon last week. This week we hope to have better luck against Adamstown. Watch this space! Class of the week: Well done to Ms. Michelle Roche's 5th class on earning the title this week.

GLYNN YOUTH CLUB

Our official end of season, youth club night is this Friday 27th, we have a great night planned for you! Those doing exams or not going to the gaeltacht have asked us to continue on for another few weeks, we will try to accommodate this, however we will be relying on parents to volunteer for supervision, we wont be doing out a rota. So please if you can do a shift, please call me, if we don't have enough help we will have to cancel.

COMMUNITY GAMES

We wish Clodagh Jackman in cross country and Annette Hillis and her Choir all the best as they head to Athlone this Weekend for the National Community Games finals. Good Luck to you all!

Tag Rugby: Glynn/Barntown U14s easily disposed of Kilmore in the semi-final with a score of 10 - 4. The final was against Piercestown and what a final it was. It was tit for tat. Barntown's tactic was to go wide and Piercestown to go through the middle. James Stafford, Andrew Maguire and Frankie Hynes ran themselves into the ground.

The girls Ciara Kavanagh - who scored 2 tries - and Rebecca Rowe were taggers supreme. At full time it was 6 all. Extra time ensured Barntown would edge 1 up and Piercestown would equalise. Rory O'Connor and Barry O'Connor were outstanding for Piercestown. With a minute to go Niall O'Donnaigan made a brilliant intercept only to be tagged, he passed inside but was deemed to have 'travelled'. Time up. Extra time ended 9 all. Next try wins and Piercestown edged it.

It was a fantastic game, good luck to Piercestown in the next stage of the competition. Panel: Andrew Maguire, Bill Joyce, Ciaran Joyce, James Stafford, Frankie Hynes, Alex Ryan, Niall O'Donnaigan, Cormac Rowe, Kealan MacCormack, Neil Beaver, Ciara Kavanagh and Rebecca Rowe.

The under 11's Glynn/Barntown Tag Rugby team won the county title last Saturday week at Parklane. They beat Kilmore in the semi-final and Taghmon in the final . There were fine performances from Captain Garbhan MacCormack, Josh O'Connor, Ben McGuinness Conor Mahoney, Isobel O'Connor and Aoife Prunty.

Medals and trophy were presented by Community Games chairperson Ann Cowman. Panel: Garbhan MacCormack; Ben Mcguiness; Josh O'Connor, Conor Mahoney, Darragh Hayes, Rory Fenlon, Hugh Maguire, Lochlann MacCormack, Isobel O'Connor, Aoife Prunty; Eimear Clarke and Rachael Berry.

CONDOLENCES

Everyone involved in Glynn Youth Club and Glynn Community Games were deeply saddened to here of the tragic death of John Sweetman. We offer our sincere condolences to all his family on his un-timely passing.

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