Tuesday 12 December 2017

Adamstown -- all the news

CARDS. THE weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, 28th June at 9pm.

There is €220 in prize money to be won each week. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on 28th June will be: Marina Kelly, Catherine J. Kelly, Catherine L Kelly & Mary Fortune. Catering the following week Friday 5th will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton & Bernie Conway.. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Card winners on Friday 14th June were: Tom Rochford, Kathleen Whelan, Pat Ryan, Michael Kavanagh, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Pat Byrne, Maureen White, Phil & Mary Jackman.


Sixteen athletes from Adamstown AC ventured to Tullamore last weekend for the Leinster Track & Field Championships. Triona Mooney got the day off to a good start by finishing 2nd in the U14 Girls 2k Walk, her success was soon followed up by her brother Joe Mooney, who finished 1st in the U16 Boys 3k Walk.

Ryan Carthy Walsh suffered a fall over the line in the Boys U15 80m Hurdles but still managed to secure his 1st place finish, Ryan followed up with a 2nd place in the Boys U15 High Jump. Marguerite Furlong was 1st in the Girls U14 Shot Putt and 1st in Girls U14 Discus. Patrice O Gorman & Claire Stephenson were 1st and 2nd in the Girls U18 Steeplechase. Shannon Wall made her contribution in the Inter County Relay with a fine sprint, the team took the bronze medal.

Making it all the way to finals were Shannon Wall U15 Girls 80m 5th, Analise Creane 1500m 6th and 800m 8th, Sonia Mooney U13 Girls Javelin 7th, Aoife Muldoon made it to semi finals in U14 Girls 80m. Also competing were Eadaoin Stafford, Mairead Creane, Tara Doyle, Zara Power, Clodagh Walsh and Jack Power. Well done and best of luck to our medal winners in the up coming All Ireland finals.

The B County Track & Field Finals will be held in Adamstown on Friday 28thJune, all our younger athletes will be hoping for some success. The evening kicks off at 6pm. The club will be having a monster BBQ to raise some funds for club development so if you are in the area why not drop in for a good evenings sport.


The latest date for receipt of entries for the 66th Adamstown show to be held on Saturday 6th July is this Saturday 30th June. Please show your support for the show by exhibiting in some of the 197 classes. For all information contact Kay McCabe, hon. Secretary on 053-9240635


A meeting of Adamstown show committee will be held in the centre this Thursday 27th June at 9pm All members and intending new members please attend this important meeting.


A meeting of the Cemetery committee will be held in the Cemetery on Friday 28th June at 8.30pm. All members please attend.


On Thursday evening of last week all roads led to Adamstown village where the local ICA guild hosted the "Special Occasions" Competition in St. Abban's hall and Coláiste Abbain vocational school. The local ICA ladies worked extremely hard to make this event a huge success. This year 25 guilds took part in the competition, the largest number to date. As this is the year of the gathering,

Wexford Federation had invited a group of ladies from Pembrokeshire W.I. Federation to celebrate this special year with them and they thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The evening started with the ladies from the various guilds setting up their tables for the competition in Coláiste Abbain and then they crossed over to the hall for refreshments where they were served a lovely meal followed by strawberries and cream. Entertainment was provided by the Pike Choir and ladies from different guilds. The Pike Choir was a huge hit with the ladies and received a standing ovation which was well deserved.

The winners of "Special Occasions" were 1st Bree, 2nd Camross and 3rd Oylegate. Well done to the winners. The judges had a very difficult task in finding a winner due to the high standard of work produced by the wonderful ICA ladies. We would like to thank the following people – the FÁS men who helped prepare the hall, the Pike Choir who provided the entertainment, John O'Connor for the strawberries, Paul Cullen for the Cream, Mr. Senan Lillis for the school, the Hall Committee for the hall, Mary Kelly for the cutlery etc., and Everyone who helped in anyway.


The Gathering Dance is on Friday 5th July in Camross Ballroom. Music by Jimmy Hogan and his Band. Admission €8 inc. Tea.


IN MEMORY Sat 29th – Jimmy, Mai, William & Johanna Kelly, Doonooney (A) Sun 30th – Jay Roche, Ballyshannon (A)

READERS OF THE LITURGY Sat 29th June – Anthony McGee Sun 30th June – Ulick Stafford.

SERVERS Sat 29th – Kate Jackman, Steven Coady, Graham O'Reilly. Sun 30th – Chloe Bradley, Muireann Stafford, Rachel Quirke, Chloe Quirke Walsh.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Monday-Friday from 7pm to 8pm. Prayer Group meet every Sunday evening in St. Abban's Oratory 7pm-8pm.



Galbally Community Playschool, catering for children from all areas, have a limited number of places left for September 2013. Parents can avail of free pre school places under the ECCE scheme and there is also a subvention scheme in place with rates starting from €4.50 per morning.

All of the staff are highly qualified in childcare and first aid and the playschool aims to provide a safe, caring and enjoyable environment which promotes and provides for all areas of your child's development.

The playschool is a member of Early Childhood Ireland and is inspected by the Health Service Executive. Please contact 086-3919416 or email The website is where more detailed information can be found.


Bree CEP currently have a vacancy for a General Maintenance/Environmental Worker for the Galbally /Ballyhogue area. For further information please contact Bree CEP Office at 053 9247613. Please contact the Enniscorthy FAS/DSP office in Abbey Square to register and request to apply for this position.


Congratulations to Aoife Rochford who won an All Ireland medal with the Wexford U14 Ladies Football team last weekend. Well done also to Caoimhe Kehoe who won a Leinster medal with the Wexford U12s the previous weekend. Ballyhogue U14s lost out to Ballygarrett on Wednesday night in a home game. All players are encouraged to attend their training sessions and text the manager if you cannot attend.

Your support would be greatly appreciated for the GAA Lotto as major work has to be done with the grounds this year. Tickets are available by contacting 087/6786886


Bree ICA held the last guild meeting before the summer break on Tuesday 18th June in the Community Centre. It was attended by 17 members. Vice President Margaret Doyle congratulated the guild on winning the Special Occasions competition in Adamstown and Breda Donohoe on coming first with her scones. The guild is visiting Huntington Castle and Carlow on the 4th July.

To round up a busy year they held a table quiz after the meeting and great fun was had by all with winners being Breda Dunne, Carmel Mernagh, and Karena Keegan. Afterwards Margaret Doyle wished everyone happy holidays and said she hoped the sun kept shining and would see everyone back in September along with any new members that would like to join us.


Well done to Dean Doyle who represented Wexford in the Kennedy Cup Competition held in Limerick recently. Congratulations also to the boys U15 team who had a great season to finish second.


Bree Choir will present a musical entertainment on Friday 13th September for "The Gathering". We would love to hear from any local musicians who would be interested in accompanying the choir for this performance. All instruments welcome, especially violin, viola, cello & bass, harp, banjo, uilleann pipes, concertina and woodwind. If interested please contact Fr Murphy.


Bree / Davidstown Community Games had a wonderful success on Saturday last at the Co Athletic Finals which were held in Ballyhogue GAA Grounds. Thirty one young people from the local area won gold medals and will represent Co Wexford at the Community Games National Finals in Athlone in August in fourteen individual events as well as four relays. In all, a total of sixty one medals were won by young athletes from the local area.

Gold medalists were U8 Gracie Kehoe (60m), Ciara Byrne (80m), Oisin Rochford (80m); U10 Lucy Kehoe (60mH), Leah Nolan (100m), Lucy Kehoe, Leah Nolan, Kaci O'Connor, Sean Fitzpatrick, Cillian Doyle and Darragh Kehoe (Relay); U12 Gillian Smith (100m); U13 Gillian Smith, Katie Whelan, Sophie Codd, Daire Rochford, Leon Sinnott and John Kehoe (relay); U14 Ava Dempsey (80mH), Olivia Howe (100m), Annalise Crean (800m); U16 Chloe Whelan (100m), Laoise Rodgers (7k Marathon), Nicole Furlong (HJ), Sophie McCabe (TJ), Ryan Murray (100m), Sophie McCabe, Aideen Kane, Nicole Furlong, Chloe Whelan, Aoife Rochford and Kasey Doyle (Relay) and Ryan Murray, Shane Fenlon, Darragh Byrne, Dean Doyle, Enda Minogue and Finn Condon (Relay).

Silver medalists were U8 Ryan Whelan: U10 Caoimhe Doyle (60mH); U12 Katie Whelan (100m), Claudia Sinnott (BT), Daire Rochford (100m); U14 Roisin Treacy (80mH), Michael Andrews (100m), Cian Wickham (SP), Olivia Howe, Ava Dempsey, Roisin Treacy, Katie Mai McCabe (Relay) and Brandon Sinnott, Michael Andrews, Cian Wickham, Paul Roche, Peter Rodgers (Relay) and U16 Shane Fenlon (100m).

Bronze medalists were U10 Kaci O'Connor (60mH), Sean Fitzgerald (100m), Cillian Doyle (200m); U12 Sophie Codd (BT); U14 Brandon Sinnott (800m). U10 Gold medallist Sean Rowley (60mH) and bronze medalist Shane Doran (200m) competing with Crossabeg/Castlebridge, are members of Bree AC. Well done to all involved with these athletes.


Best wishes to all Bree AC athletes competing in the Co B Championships this Friday evening, 28th June and to Sean Rowley and Daire Rochford who compete in the 60m and Long Jump National Finals in Donegal this Saturday, 29th June. Training continues as usual on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7pm.



The annual Family Funday will take place on Sunday next the 30th June in the grounds of the Holy Family School in Glenbrien after the Pattern Services. A funfilled day is planned with wheel of Fortune, bottle stall book stall, bouncing castles, and pony rides for the children, cake stall, and bric a brack.

We still need lots of help on the day, if you woiuld like to help at this event please contact any member of the P.A. committee. All donations of , bottles books and unwanted gifts can be left in the school any day during the week. Thank you.


Holy Family School will say goodbye, to the sixth class students. Paul Doyle, Rebecca Morris, Shannon Byrnes, William Larkin, Aoife Nolan and Joe Atkinson this week, we would like to wish them all the best as they move on to Secondary school in September.


The next Story telling session will take place on Wednesday next in Mac Cormacks Bar at 8pm, please come along and join us for a great evening of song, story telling and music, everyone is welcome addmission is free tea and refreshments will be served.


The future of the Parochial House was discussed at a community meeting in the new school on Tuesday 11th June The sale of the house versus keeping the house for possible rental or lease and other community uses.

It was decided at this meeting that the community should be given time to reflect on the matter and further meeting was planned for Thursday 11th July at 8.00pm at which time a vote will take place after further discussion to decide whether the communitywill sell or keep the house.

If you wish to have a say in this matter we would encourage you to attend this meeting, if for any reason you can not attend the meeting and wish to have your views put forwardand cast a vote please put this in writing and give it to any member of the Community Development Group in the next week



There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €5,200 held in Mernaghs Lounge Oylegate on Wednesday June 12th. The next draw will be held on Wednesday June 26th in The Slaney Inn Oylegate for a jackpot of €5,200. Tickets cost just €2 each available from club members.


We are having our registration night on Friday 28 June 2013 from 6-8 pm in Mernagh's Lounge. If your son was born in 2007 or before and would like to play, please come along. All existing players are requested to register ASAP so that we know what age groups to register for the coming season. Further details contact : Trish Casey 087 7439860 or Frank Kehoe 087 6454166


Congratulations to Oylegate ICA who came third in the Co. Wexford Federation "Special Occasions" competition during the week. Also to Margaret Brosnan who won the Bishop Cup for embroidery.

Oylegate was also awarded the Mether Trophy for receiving the highest number of points in Federation Competitions during the year.

Wexford Federation hosted a group of members from the W.I. (Women's Institute) in Wales as part of the Gathering Celebrations this week. The group were impressed to discover the Oylegate connection with St. David, on their visit to the parish on Friday.


St. David's Active Retirement Club - Opening on Thursday 4th July from 2.00 to 4.00pm in Oylegate Community Centre. Come and join us. Refreshments are available.


A coffee morning will be held on Thursday June 27th in Mernagh's Lounge Oylegate, at 11.00am in aid of Children who are hard of hearing.


The annual patron will be held in Oylegate Cemetery on Sunday July 7th at 2.30pm.

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