Sunday 19 January 2020

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Anna Marie Malocca and Suzanne Finn at the launch of the Caudalie range at Kelly's Resort Hotel and Spa in Rosslare on Thursday evening.
Anna Marie Malocca and Suzanne Finn at the launch of the Caudalie range at Kelly's Resort Hotel and Spa in Rosslare on Thursday evening.



The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, June 23, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week; catering on Friday, June 23, will be Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O'Gorman and Ann O'Gorman; on Friday, June 30, will be Bridget O'Gorman, Ann Stafford, Kay Whelan and Agnes Whelan. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday, June 9, were Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Andy Reville, Willie Kehoe, Bridie Dillon, and Chris Byrne.

Adamstown Show

The 70th Agricultural, Horticultural, Trade and Vintage Show will be held in Adamstown on Saturday, July 1, at 10 a.m. The Show Committee are going all out this year for their 70th show. There will be lots of new attractions and a total of 222 classes to be judged.

Horse entries to: Abi Kent, Adamstown Stud - 087 9154730 - Let Ponies entries to: Brigid O'Gorman - 087 2447049 - Hunter Pony entries to: Dorothy Cahill - 085 7747325 - Sheep entries to: Gavin Rothwell - 087 2035784 - Home Produce, Horticultural, Craft and arts etc., to: Mary Mernagh, Horetown - 087 6320174 - Trade Stands: Eunan Flood - 087 6143207. Dog Show: Entries on Show Field. Vintage: Enquries to Pat Roche - 087 2132547 or John Kehoe - 087 2984904 Hunt Chase: Martin Marshall - 086 8551804.

If you have not received a schedule, please contact any of the above. Entries close on Wednesday, June 21. Please exhibit at your local show.


The next split-the-pot draw takes place in Adamstown National School on Wednesday, June 28. This will be the last one before the summer holidays and we are hoping for good support. Envelopes are €2 and available in Cullen's Pub, Adamstown Pharmacy, Bernie's Pub and Chipper and in the school. Your support is much appreciated.


The death occurred on Saturday, June 3, of Liam O'Brien, Rathkyle (formerly of Coolgraney, Gorey and Oxford, England). To his wife Nancy, sons David, Shay, Kevin, Steve, grandchildren and extended family our deepest sympathy. Liam was predeceased by his daughter Margo. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Abban's Church on Wednesday, June 7, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.Community Games

The Adamstown area for Community Games recently held races for the upcoming County Community Games. The results were as follows.

U8 boys; 1st Bobby O'Shea, 2nd Liam Duffy, u10 boys; 1st Bobby McDonald, 2nd Daniel Murphy, 3rd Riain O'Shea, 4th Luke Cullen, u10 girls; 1st Aine Crean, 2nd Eva O'Gorman, 3rd Sinead Duffy, 4th Katelyn O'Shea, u12 boys; 1st Donny McDonald, 2nd Jack O'Shea, 3rd Watt Crean, 4th Johnny Smith and Joe Whelan, u12 girls; 1st Niamh English, 2nd Grainne English, 3rd Aoife McCabe and Megan Martin, 4th Molly O'Reilly, u14 girls; 1st Isobel English, 2nd Ciara Mooney, 3rd Clodagh Crean.

Well done to all those that competed and will now go on to compete at the County Community Games Final at the Sportshub Enniscorthy on Sunday June 25.


Well done to Ryan Carthy Walsh, who was third at the Senior Men's High Jump in Oordegem T & F Belgium and he had been selected on the Irish Team, to compete in the European Team Championships in Finland on June 23 to June 25. Well done Ryan.

Walking Track

If you use the walking track you must pay membership to the Community Centre, being a payed up member of any other club e.g. GAA, Soccer, Athletics does not cover you to use the walking track, unless you play or compete for these clubs and you use the track for training. We will collect membership on Saturday the 24th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New members are welcome.

Athletics club News

The Secondary Schools all-Ireland T & F Championships took place in Tullamore on Saturday, June 3. Marguerite Furlong was first in the Inter. Girls Discus, Ryan Carthy Walsh was first in the Senior Boys High Jump, Triona Mooney was fourth in the Senior Girls 3k Walk and Tara Doyle was seventh in the Senior Girls Triple Jump. Well done to all four athletes on such great performances representing their schools and club.

Marguerite Furlong won the under-18 girls Hammer at the County Hammer Championships on Friday, June 9.

Ciara Mooney travelled to Tullamore for the u12/u13 Leinster Championships and finished 3rd in the u13 Girls Shot Putt.

Many athletes travelled to the Ballon Open T&F event and the results were: Laura O'Gorman 3rd in the u11 Girls Turbo Jav., Ross English 2nd in the u11 Boys Turbo Jav., Isobel English 3rd in the u13 Girls High Jump, Ciara Mooney 2nd in the u14 Girls Shot Putt, Katie English 3rd in the u14 Girls Shot Putt, Ben Wall 3rd in the u14 Boys 100m, Luca Ciccardi 3rd in the u14 Boys Shot Putt, Ben Wall 2nd in the u14 Boys Long Jump, Robert Wall 1st in the u14 Boys 600m, Ben Wall 2nd in the u14 Boys 600m, Ella English 3rd in the u15 Girls Long Jump, Ella English 1st in the u15 Girls Shot Putt and Craig Wall 1st in the u16 Boys 100m.

Many of our athletes travelled to the County Primary School Sports at the Sportshub in Enniscorthy on Wednesday 14th June. Well done to all our athletes as they put in great performances, they were Katelyn O'Shea, James Furlong, Bobby McDonald, Callum Martin, Aine Crean, Sinead Duffy, Kate Whelan, Laura O'Gorman, Roisin NicGabhainn, Jack O'Shea, Ross English, Watt Crean Stephen Power, Joe Whelan, Johnny Smith, Megan Martin, Grainne English, Aoife McCabe, Roisin Colfer, Caragh McDonald, Donny McDonald, Clodagh Crean, Isobel English, Katie English, Niamh English, Laurence Power, Aidan Whelan, Abbie Carthy Walsh, Ciara Mooney and Aisling O'Dowd. Huge congratulations to Caragh McDonald, she won a gold medal in the u11 Girls Long Jump.



Athletics: Glynn NS recently won the DMP inter school athletics competition held in Sinnottstown Lane. The team put in a great effort and it was a great source of pride to the school.

Rackard League: Our Rackard League camogie team were unluckily defeated by Loreto Gorey in the Rackard League semi-final while the boys rounders team were unlucky to lose to Barntown in their semi-final.


First Friends Playschool summer Camp will take place the first two weeks in July. Also now taking bookings for ECCE schemes in September. For more information contact Marian at 087 2332133.


Tara Villa Childcare is now enrolling for September 2017 and spaces are limited. We are offering two free ECCE pre-school/montessori years for children from three years up to school-going age. Also available is a part time sessional service for children from two years upwards, We are also offering a 'before and after school' service as well as a Homework Club in Barntown National School. All enquiries to Catherine at 087 4476858 or 053 9120066.


Weekly envelope collection: Thanks to James White for his recent presentation of the parish accounts. It is projected that the church requires a weekly envelope collection of €700 to meet its commitments. Last week's collection realised €544.70 for which we are immensely grateful. Should you wish to become a contributor to the collection, envelope boxes are available from the parish office. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The office is situated behind the church.

Community Employment

WFCA Ltd Community Employment Scheme has vaancies for the following positions; Front of house - Wexford Arts Centre. Caretaker - Wexford Arts Centre. Administrator - Wexford Chamber of Commerce. Administrator - Barntown parish office. Administrator - CADA Community Centre Coolcotts. Caretaker - Community Centre, Coolcotts. Receptionist - Wexford Citizens Information Centre. To be eligible you must be aged 25 years or older and also be in receipt of social welfare for at least one year. For more information, please contact 053 9152125 or email


The Hope Cancer Support Centre will hold their annual summer Solstice 5K Walk and Ceremony of Light and Healing in Curracloe Beach on Wednesday, June 21, at 8 p.m. Everyone invited to come along and be part of this very special ceremony and to enjoy a peaceful and serene walk on this beautiful beach.


Our under-10 camogie team played against Davidstown-Courtnacuddy away on Wednesday evening. It was a great game from the girls which ended in a draw.

Our under-12 'GOLIATH' camogie team played the first game of the season against St Martin's in Piercestown. After a tough game and against the wind in the second half, team GOLIATH came out on top with a full time score of 2: one to 0: two.

Our under-12 camogie 'WARRIORS' team lived up to their name and battled hard on Thursday evening in Killurin. However, despite a great start and their best efforts, the Shamrocks came out on top. Thanks to Tony Butler for refereeing.


After months of hard work, planning, anticipation and preparation the Féile weekend has swept by in a blaze of energy, games, excitement, companionship, and cooperation. We thank the three visiting clubs Éire Óg, Annacarty Co. Tipperary, St Fechin's, Termonfeckin Co. Louth and Na Piarsaigh Co. Westmeath for their company and courtesy over the weekend and wish them well in the rest of the playing season, safe in the knowledge that we have all been responsible for creating a weekend of wonderful memories for the 140 odd children who visited Glynn-Barntown parish.

To the Glynn-Barntown boys and girls who took part in Féile na nGael 2017 over the weekend we would like to express the club's great sense of pride in you all as excellent ambassadors for our parish. We hope you will cherish the memories of this weekend.

We'd like to express a big thank you to all the host families and all families involved in Féile na nGael 2017 in the parish. Your support for the club and courtesy towards our visitors was exceptional.

We'd also like to thank the wonderful club people who did not have children involved in Féile but still gave up their free time to help. So much work has gone into making the club 'Féile ready' and so many have been involved - THANK YOU.

Thank you again to our many fantastic sponsors for their support for Féile - a list of our Féile sponsors can be viewed on the club website and social media pages.

Glynn-Barntown GAA and camogie club expresses huge appreciation towards our FÉILE COMMITTEE 2017 who have worked tirelessly to bring to fruition the successful club event we witnessed over the last few days. The amount of work required to make this weekend a success cannot be measured. The committee were Paudie Berry, Fiona Hayes, Annette Hillis, Angela Finn, Róisín Doyle, Sarah Butler, Colette Carley, Suzanne Goff, Aideen Buckley and Pascal Cooney.

A final thank you to the dedicated mentors who got the teams prepared for Féile na nGael 2017, working so hard for many months to hone the skills of over 70 children and prepare them for the event. Well done managers Mickey Laffan, Shane Carley, PJ Gaynor, Pascal Cooney, Georgina Roche and your super backroom teamsll.


Well done to our under-eight football team who played two great matches against the Shels on Thursday evening.


Club lotto Numbers drawn Wednesday, June 14, were 5, 12, 22 and 32. No jackpot winner. Eight match-three winners: Eithne Ryan, Donie Doyle, Flo and Gerry, Mick O'Gorman, Dymphna O'Connor, Johnny Mcdonald, Bernard McGuinness, Toss Barron. Next draw Wednesdah June 28 in Mary Jo's. Jackpot remains at €10,000. Reserve jackpot €4.800


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


Dancing at Camross

The July dance will take place on Friday, July 7, with music by the ever popular Checkers. Dancing 10 p.m. to midnight; admission is €8 including the tea.

Kilgarvan Patron

The patron in Kilgarvan cemetary will take place on this Sunday, June 25, with Mass at 2 p.m. followed by blessing of graves.

Caroreigh field day

The 49th Caroreigh field day, in aid of Church funds, will be held on Sunday, July 30, next in Paddy OGorman's field, Caroreigh. The event will kick off as usual at 1.30 p.m. with the Fancy Dress parade. Full programme will be published later.

Taghmon ICA

The summer outing takes place on Wednesday, July 5. We are traveling to Fairbrook House and Gardens in Kilmeaden and then on to Waterford to the Bishop's Palace and Museum and some retail therapy. If you would like to join us please contact Joan Bell at 087 9834806 for more details. Please come and join us. A good day out is guaranteed.

social evening

A social evening will take place at Mary Teresa Redmond's, Mill View, Foulksmills on Saturday, July 8, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. All proceeds in aid of Co Wexford Community Workshop (Enniscorthy) CLG. There will be refreshments, music and a bouncy castle on the day.

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