Friday 20 September 2019

Around the Districts



The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 30th Jan at 9pm. Catering on the night will be: Breda & Valerie Kelly. Catering the following Friday 6th Feb will be-Christine Mackey, Eileen Moran & Anne O'Brien. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Card winners on Fri 16th Jan were: Micksey & Breda Bolger, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Patsy Byrne, Seamus Joyce, Pill Jackman, Ray Rochford, Pat Murphy & Matty Sullivan.

Community Centre EGM

There will be an Emergency General Meeting in Adamstown Community Centre on Wednesday Feb 4th at 9pm. All club committees, residents associations and interested parties please attend. This is an important meeting as the future of the centre for 2015 needs to be discussed. For further information contact:- Dermot Hynes on 087-2459935.

Adamstown Athletic Club

Adamstown Athletic Club celebrated its 60th anniversary on Sunday night last at an Awards Ceremony held in Adamstown Community Centre. Athletes old and young joined together to take a look back at the achievements of the club during 2014 and for the years before.

Some of the club's founding member athletes from 1955 joined the present batch of athletes and invited guests which included landowners and workers who have supported the club; coaches and officials from other clubs and home-grown stars who have joined in to present the Athlete Awards. Adamstown's own Vinny Bradley , whose father, Seamus, is one of the stalwart members of the present Committee and has been involved with the club for most of its existence, presented a number of awards.

He was joined by former Club Athlete of the Year from back in 2007, who went on to Captain the Wexford U21 Hurling Team, Shane O'Gorman, who won numerous County Championships with Adamstown AC, as well as Leinster Golds, Silvers and Bronzes as well as All Ireland medals in the Indoor 60m when he was U14 and U15. Shane was joined by his Adamstown team-mate on the Wexford U21 panel, Tony French who also presented some of the many awards on the night.

Following a number of presentations, the Adamstown AC Athlete of the Year Award was presented to Ryan Carthy Walsh, for his second year running. Ryan is current national Triple Jump Champion U16 and Irish Schools' Champion at the Junior High Jump. He also got his first International vest in 2014 when he competed in the Celtic Games and overcame Welsh and Scottish opposition to take Silver for Ireland. Ryan was presented with the Jim McGee Memorial Cup. Ryan's great-grandfather, Sonny Walsh, was a founding member of the club, with the aforementioned Jim McGee, back in 1955. His great-uncle, Tom Walsh, was the first athlete to compete for the club and was also in attendance, along with his grandfather, Nick, an outstanding cross country athlete back in the early 1960's.

The Club Person of the Year Award went to Clodagh Walsh in recognition of her dedication to the club and her outstanding personal improvements during the year, resulting in a Gold at All Ireland B level in the U16 High Jump and selection on the Leinster Performance Squad. Both Ryan Carthy Walsh and Joe Mooney received mementos of their first International vests, which they both received during the year.

There were eleven awards presented for Outstanding Achievement, earned by athletes who qualified and competed as individuals at national championships. These went to Ben Wall, Robert Wall, Rachel Power, Kate Jackman, Christopher Mahon, Luke Byrne, Sonia Mooney, Marguerite Furlong, Triona Mooney, Ryan Carthy Walsh and Joe Mooney. Shane O'Gorman presented awards to athletes who had medalled in the B All Ireland Championships and these went to Annalise Crean, Eadaoinn Stafford and Zara Power.

The final awards of the night were presented by Tony French to the U8 Boys Winter League team of Ross English, Jack O'Shea, Watt Creane and Stephen Power. Sets of cinema tickets were awarded to junior athletes; Isobel English, Caragh McDonald, Grainne English and Clodagh Creane.

The evening finished with the cutting of the 60th birthday cake before refreshments were served and all present, which included a big turnout from the wider athletics community in Wexford, had plenty of time to reflect on the history of the club and the many achievements of the present set of athletes who will bring the club forward into the next sixty years.


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 21st January: Winning Numbers: 12, 13, 28, and 30. No Jackpot Winner. 6 match 3 winners receive €108 each. Paddy & Margaret, C/O Margaret; T Mahoney, C/O Seller; Noeleen Barrett, C/O Dixies; Sinead Moroz, C/O Bingo; Liz Purdy, 31 Westlands, and Rebecca O'Rourke, 26 Highfields.

Jackpot for Wednesday 28th January is €5.950. Tickets €1.50 each at Clonard Parish Office or from any promoter. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter, please call to Clonard Parish Office to have it arranged.

Unclaimed Match 3 Winner

The ticket was purchase in the Parish Office for the Lotto Draw on 3rd December. This ticket was purchased by a gentleman. If you think you might be the winner, please call to the Clonard Parish Office.

Parish notes

Feast Of Saint Brigid: Join us for an evening of song, poetry and prayer on the Feast of Saint Brigid on Sunday, 1st February at 7pm in Clonard Church. Light refreshments afterwards.

Clonard Passion Play: We are looking for all sorts of stage talent, musical or not. All are welcome and all will be cast. Please direct any questions to Joy Viceroy on 087 1362974.

Brick Club

Kids Brick Club Wexford a holding a FREE group session on Sunday, 7th February in Clonard Community Centre from 10.00 am.-11.00 am. Kids Bricks Club is a creative Lego building and social activity club for girls and boys (age 4-11 years). For more information, find us on Facebook-Kids Bricks Club Wexford or contact Aoife on 087-9436496. Booking advised but not essential.


The SVdP will hold a Furniture & Bric-a-Brac Sale in St. Michael's Hall, Thomas Street on Friday, 30th January from 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.


Irish Dancing

Irish dancing classes every Monday evening in Glynn community centre at 6.30pm. Classes will suit both boys and girls aged 4 and upwards. Classes cost 6 euro per child. To register please contact Marie 085 7532557.

Glynn N.S.

Application forms for enrolment to Glynn N.S. for the academic year 2015/2016 are available in the school office. Please phone Cel on 053 9128449. Completed application forms should be returned by 28th February 2015.

Ferrycarrig Rowing Club

Ferrycarrig Rowing Club AGM will be held on Friday 6th February at 8.30pm in Mary Jo's Pub. All are welcome. We would encourage the support of all members and their families at the meeting.

Camogie news

A Table Quiz will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 30th January at 8pm. Tables of 4 €20. Quiz Master Tom Dempsey. Please put a team together and support your club on its first fundraiser for 2015.

A disco will be held for 1st years and up in the clubhouse on Friday February 13th 8.30-11pm.Admission by ticket only. Tickets on sale Friday 6th Feb between 6.30 -7pm. (4 tickets per sale max). Bookings taken after 7.30pm on 087 7858641.

The camogie club would like to extend its condolences to the Kiely, Creane, Hillis & Cowman families on the death of Tom Kiely, Blackhall. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhílis.

Coiste News

Good luck to our minor football team who will take on the Shelmaliers next Sunday February 1st in Hollymount in the semi final of the Jim Byrne cup. Well done to club minors David, Rowan, Matthew, Fionn, James and Adam who were part of the successful St Peter's College Senior hurling team which defeated St Brendan's CS Birr on a scoreline of 3-20 to 1-12 last Saturday.

Winter League

O'Briens Londis Winter Football League dates this week are Wednesday 28th for the 12-14's and Friday 30th for the 10-11's. Looks like the 12-14's have found a clever way of hitting the target, by hand passing the ball over the bar. There was one successful target hitter last week for the 10-11's which was Callum McDonald. His proud father Johnny is probably still talking about it!

Area Notes

Notices for inclusion in the Glynn/Barntown area notes should be e-mailed to: or alternatively, phone Hillary on 087 2028065.

Taghmon/ Camross

Walzing at Camross

Remember the second heat of Walzing competition will take place at February dance on Friday 6th with dancing from 10pm til late, doors open at 9.30pm. Fifteen couples will be selected for the grand final which will take place on Friday 6th March and the winning couple will enjoy a weekend for two in Hotel Kilkenny. Admission is €8 including refreshments.

Camross ICA

Members of the guild visited New Haughton Hosp. and New Ross Community Hosp on Sunday 25th January and entertained the residents through singing and recitations and of course chatting. This is an annual event for guild members where visits are alternated between Enniscorthy and New Ross hospitals. Next guild meeting will be held in Camross hall on Monday 2nd February at 8pm and competition will be for nicest apron. New members are always welcome.

Taghmon ICA

The first meeting of the New year took place on Wednesday 21st January. A vote of sympathy was passed with the Fortune,Welsh and Winters families. Due to the unavoidable absence of both the President and secretary the meeting was chaired by Mary Monaghan and Kathleen Murray acted as secretary. Thanks to both. As there was a small attendance it was decided to defer the demonstration till the next meeting. The Federation lunch was discussed and there will be twelve members attending.

The raffle was won by Helen Power and the competition was won by Kathleen Murray. Helen Power was the hostess. There will be a committee meeting on Wednesday 28th January and the next meeting takes place on Wednesday 18th February. New members are always welcome. if you're shy talk to any of our members who will be glad to welcome you.

GAA club news

Our club is running their Mud, Sweat & Tears Run on Saturday 31st January. All details are on the Facebook page /taghmoncamrossmudsweatandtears, twitter @tcfunrun or email Registration from 10am in Taghmon/Camross GAA Centre.

Our annual Medal Presentation night is on Saturday 31st January at 8.30pm in the GAA Complex. Anyone interested in attending please contact Margaret 086-8369047 or Mary on 087-7632399 for tickets. This will be a great night with meal provided and music by Freeway. Tickets are €15.

The club would like to extend sympathies to the family of Murt Walsh, the family of Paddy Winters and to the family of Paddy Stafford. Ar Dheis de go raibh a anam.

Coiste na nOg

Registration night for Coiste na nOg will take place on Friday night 30th January in the Clubhouse Bar at 6.30pm to 7.30pm for all age groups U8-U18. All new members welcome. Any parent wishing to register their child(6 years and over) for the 1st time please bring a copy of their birth certificate. IMPORTANT: Due to Insurance Regulations all players have to pay this fee before they play. Family Membership is €70, Students €30.

Well done to Jack Murphy who won the U14 County B GAA Handball Final. Also well done on runner up positions to Bobby Doyle U10, Conor Murphy U12 & Quinton Kehoe U14 who all competed in their County B Finals today.

ladies football

Reminder an important Meeting will be held in GAA Complex, this Wednesday night 28th January at 8.00p.m for Parents/Guardian of the U.14 Team, to organise hosting a team for Feile.

Cabaret will be held in Rochford's Camross on Saturday 14th February. Tickets available from Kathleen Banville.

Managers for the under age for the coming year. U.8 Jeanette Kelly, U.10 Bernard O'Gorman, U.12: Niall Murphy. U.14: Kathleen Banville. U.16 Davy Maher. Any girls interested in playing/discussing football from the Taghmon Parish please contact any committee member.

Computer Course

A Beginners Computer Course is starting on Monday 23rd February at the Taghmon Action Group Centre from 6-8pm Learn everything you need to know to get you started on your computer from turning it on to sending emails and browsing the web. Price: €120. Call Denise on 087 7653779 for more info.


Clodagh Dunne continued her superb winning form at the Leinster Yonex U15 Open on the 18th January. Clodagh was ranked number one seed in this event and proved to be worthy of her seeding. She won a hat trick of title U15 Girls Singles, Doubles, Mixed. The Club is very proud of this young player who puts in a trojan work ethic to stay at the top of her game.

The Ladies/Gents League is up and running. Our 5th Division Men's Team got off to a smashing start against Monaseed on Monday the 19rh of January. Captain Ryan Cogley had his team will focused, with the result that they won 8/3. Well done to Ryan Cogley, Brandon Cogley, Patrick O'Regan, James Mackenzie.

It is important that games are completed according to the timetable as Tops commence in March and this will put pressure on the hall's availability. Diary Date: 27th of February is the closing date for entry to the Adult County Championships.

soccer news

Our Under 10 Girls had a fabulous win over Bridge Rovers on Saturday last. Hannah Kehoe scored an amazing 4 goals and this was followed up with Caoimhe Breen (1) & Becky Cashin (1) to run out victors 6-2 on the day.

The Youths continue to build momentum as they target top spot in the league after a fantastic win away to table toppers Bunclody. Leading from the front all season is Stephen O'Gorman who has bagged yet another hat trick and Johnny Murphy (1) both of whom have been in scintillating form. This team deserve a lot of plaudits in there inaugural season in the league and we hope that they will reap rewards in the final few weeks of their league Campaign.

The ladies fresh from the Cup win last week travelled to New Ross and won comfortably 6-1 and are looking good for promotion to the premier league.

The Men's B team played their 2nd Rd Cup tie against Bridge Rovers and lost out 4-0 while the Men's 1st team suffering from injuries and suspended players over the last few weeks played Shelbourne and came out 3-2 winners...action pictures all up on web page.


All groups at the centre are up and running for the new year. Monday Morning craft ladies, Tuesday INOU drop in service Wednesday's women, Positive living group on Wednesday Mornings, Men's Shed and woodcarving project on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Friday morning Men's Breakfast.

Literacy services and office services are also available at the Centre.

On the First Tuesday of month there is a drop in service from the Wexford Women's Refuge.

Our Counsellor is available for private and confidential appointments, contact Trish on 087 7719984.

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