Friday 24 November 2017

Around the Districts



The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 24th April at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on 24th will be: Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O'Rourke & Elizabeth Greene. Catering on Fri 31st will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen N.Walsh, Eileen J. Walsh & Denise Carthy. On Friday 1st May will be: Martina McCarthy, Ann French, Kathleen Flood & Pauline Kavanagh. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Card winners on Friday 10th April were: Tom Rockford, Seamus Joyce, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Seamus Wickham & Paddy Furlong.

Community Centre

Membership Registration is due. Rates are as follows €30 family membership, Individual €20, Unemployed €15 and students €15. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Ladies Football

Adamstown Ladies Football would like to thank everyone who came on our Walk/Run on Good Friday Evening, club members and non-club members, Thank You All-it was a great success, walkers set off at 4.30pm with some musical warm ups led by our Senior Ladies Team, our runners set off shortly afterwards, 1st Adult home was John Kent and 1st underage home was Ruairi O'Brien followed closely by Sinead Roche.

Tea, Coffee, and refreshments were served at the picnic area where the children had an Easter Egg Hunt and we handed our prizes for Easter Hamper for Returned Full Sponsorship Card and that went to SJ and Cora Flood, Misterin. Colouring Competition was won by Leah and Ella Furlong. It was a great evening and we look forward to our walk next year on Good Friday 2016.

ICA guild

The AGM of Adamstown ICA was held in the community centre on 8th April. There was a good attendance. Officers for the coming year are Sheelagh Delaney, President, Mary Lawlor, Secretary, Cáit Bradley, treasurer. The draw was won by Ann McDonald. Competition was won by Helen Furlong. Teas was served by Mary J Furlong & Kay Whelan. Hostesses for the next meeting on May 13th are Callie Doyle & Sheelagh Delaney.

Athletic Club

The Ferrybank Open Track and Field event took place at Waterford Regional Sports Complex on Sunday 12th April. Results from the day were: U9 Boys Relay 1st- Jack O'Shea, Watt Crean, Ross English and Stephen Power; U12 Boys Shot Putt-Laurence Power 2nd; U12 Boys 500m-Ben Wall 3rd; U19 Girls Walk-Triona Mooney 2nd; U17 Girls 800m Annalise Crean 2nd; U17 Girls High Jump-Clodagh Walsh 1st and Shannon Wall 1st; U17 Boys High Jump-Ryan Carthy Walsh 1st; U19 Boys Walk-Joe Mooney 1st; Masters Mens 100m-John Wall 3rd. Well done to all our athletes who competed at this event.

The Club has booked the Enniscorthy Sports Hub for Friday the 24th April from 7-8pm. All Athletic Club members are asked to attend this training session as relay teams are being selected for the upcoming County Championships. All the preparatory work on the long jumps is now done and the tartan is about to be layed.

We would ask everyone to keep away from the long jumps even after the work is finished until it is safe to use. A huge investment has gone into this fabulous facility and therefore we would ask that people only wear runners or 5mm spikes on the tartan so that it is not damaged. We would also ask people not to play in the long jump sand and football boots will be prohibited.

Training on Wednesday at 7:30-9:00pm for U13 and up at the Community Centre. Training on Thursday night for our youngest athletes aged 7-13 from 6:30-7:30pm and athletes who are U14 and up will train from 7:15-9:00pm at the Community Centre.

Thank You

The Banville family would like to thank all those who organised, supported and participated in the recent Kevin Banville Memorial Fun Run. A total of €4,500 was raised and this money has been donated to Compassionate Friends New Ross

Adamstown Gaa

On 25th April at 4pm our Intermediate Hurlers play Crossabeg-Ballymurn in Round 3 of the League. Home venue to Crossabeg-Ballymurn. Our Junior Hurlers play Davidstown-Courtnacuddy in Adamstown on Sunday 26th April at 2pm. On Saturday 2nd May at 3.30pm our Intermediate Hurlers play Naomh Eanna in Monageer in the first Round of the Intermediate Club Hurling Championship.

Alzheimer's Tea Day

Ellie Walsh and family, Tomgarrow will host an Alzheimer's Tea Day on Saturday 9th May from 2pm - 5pm, all proceeds going to the Wexford Branch. Your support will be very much appreciated.


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 15th April: winning numbers 12, 17, 18, and 29; no Jackpot Winner. Nine match 3 winners receive €72 each: Ollie Byrne, 82 Corish Park; Bridget Kavanagh, 118 Kennedy Park; Bridget Hatchell, 39 The Faythe; Peter Kennedy, C/O Peter Kennedy; M Sinnott, 35 Beechlawn; Jimmy Robinson, Clonard Great; Josie Murphy, 89 Kennedy Park; C Crotty, Bracken Lodge, Ardcolm, Castlebridge, and Kitty Roche, 126 Bishopswater.

Jackpot for Wednesday 22nd April is €7,250. 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.

church notes

Easter Dues And Trocaire Boxes: Please return your Easter Dues envelope and Trocaire Boxes as soon as possible.

Our Lady Of Fatima Special School: The parents association of Our Lady of Fatima Special School, Wexford wish to inform you that their annual Church Gate Collection takes place on the 2nd and 3rd May at Clonard Church.

Charity Concert

A Charity Concert in aid of St. Vincent de Paul and Wexford Friends of Chernobyl Ltd. takes place in St. Michael's Hall, Green Street on Saturday, 25th April at 8.00 p.m.

Featuring Wexford Folk Orchestra with South-End Sea Shanty Singers and other Guests Artists, for a night of Traditional/Folk Music, songs and recitations. Doors open at 7.30 p.m., Admission €10.00, tickets available at the door. Enjoy a wonderful night of Irish, Scottish,

Craft Sewing For Fun

This 6-week course takes place in Coolcotts Community Centre. Projects to include: Cushion Covers, Doorstops, Shopping Bags, Aprons. Learn new skills in a fun and friendly environment. Course Fee: €55 plus €15 for kit to cover all projects. To book a place please ring 053 9163831 between 9 am and 1 pm.


The SVdP Society will hold a furniture and bric-a-brac sale in Saint Michael's Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Friday 24th April from 10am to 1pm. All proceeds in aid of the Society.

GAA Club notes

Famed Kerry Senior Footballer Tomás Ó Sé, holder of five All Ireland Senior Football medals will visit Clonard GAA Club at their club grounds in Coolcotts on Saturday 25th April. He will carry out an intensive two hour training session with the club's minor and adult football teams in their continuing preparation for this year's Wexford championship. He will also meet and spend time with the club's up and coming under age players.

The event will commence at 11am and all are welcome to come and watch. The visit will be a great boost to the club and comes courtesy of Netwatch, provider of security services nationally for both business and home, current sponsors of Carlow GAA.

boxing club

Mixed luck for Clonard boxing club at the Leinster girls championships at the weekend. Sophie Tierney won the youth 2, 54 kg class, by defeating her Kildare opponent and goes on to the all Ireland's in May. Amber Creighton Sinnot was beaten in the final of the girl 3 46 kg class. Best of luck to Sophie in the all Irelands.


Glynn Community Alert

There was an excellent turnout for the first meeting of the newly reorganised Glynn Community Alert last Monday April 13th in Glynn Hall. A committee has now been formed and further details and information regarding joining and issues on hand will follow in the next couple of weeks. Our thanks to Fr. Stafford for setting up the hall and Martina Berry for campaigning for it's revival. We would also like to thank Margaret Quinn, Muintir Na Tire and Garda Aishling Ferrerter who were in attendance.

Killurin Rowing Club

Killurin Rowing Club Open evening: Children age 10 upwards. Wednesday 6th May at 6.30pm. New and old members welcome. Senior members will be on hand to show kids how to row and enjoy water sports safely.

Fun Walk/Run: On Sunday 17th May, Killurin Rowing Club 5km Fun Run/walk & 10km Run will take place. Registration from 12.30pm at Marty B's with races commencing at 2.30pm. Volunteers are also required on the day, please call Sinead on 087 7784 954.

Ferrycarrig Rowing Club

Ferrycarrig Rowing Club will resume rowing training on 6th May at 7pm for juniors & 8.15 pm for seniors. Training Monday & Wednesday evening only for juniors & U16's. Training Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings for seniors & U18 crews. New members always welcome. Hope to see all the old faces there too.

Camross Drama Group

The time has come! The cast, director and backstage team are putting the final touches to "The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley" by Jimmy Keary-a 3 Act comedy.

Gabriel, a confirmed bachelor farmer lives with his interfering mother. Her wish to become a Grannie while she is alive is getting more distant by the day. Gabriel joins a drama group to meet the opposite sex, but gets more than he bargained for, all the while oblivious to the attentions of "the girl next door"...... what will be the outcome?

Dates and venues: Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th April-Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola. Sunday 26th April-Camross Hall. Thursday 30th April & Friday 1st May-St Michael's Hall, Green St, Wexford Town. All shows 8 pm. €10 admission on door. Enquiries 086 6038 989.

Tennis Club

Membership is now due for 2015. Rates have been significantly reduced. New members are very welcome. Contact Jane O'Shea on 0872742290 or Catherine McCarthy on 0877487114.


Our u.8s camogie/ladies football had a great turnout for first night training on Wednesday last. Thanks to all who helped out. Training continues on Wednesday evenings 6- 7.30 pm at the hurling wall. Don't forget hurls, helmets, mouth guards and shinguards. Contact PJ Gaynor on 0867318018 for more details.

Both U.14 teams started their championship campaign this week with the Blue team being defeated by Bannow Ballymitty while the Green Team came up short against St. Martins A team. It's a great reflection on the hard work being done at underage in the club to be able to field two teams and no doubt the results will come.

Well done to the U.16s who took to the field for the first round of the Premier Championship on Monday v Craanford away and won by 2 points in a hard fought game.

Our U.18 team continued their good run with an impressive display against Rathnure on Thursday-we almost shaded it but had to be content with a draw 1-10 to 2-7.

The Junior team did battle with Buffers Alley in Killurin on Sunday evening.

Hard luck to the Senior girls who played St. Ibars in the league on Friday evening in Hollymount-while they put in a spirited performance they went down on a 2-13 to 1-7 scoreline.

Well done to Clodagh Jackman who lined out with Wexford U.16 camogie team on Sunday v Offaly who were unfortunately beaten.


The Academy for hurling & football for boys & girls that are in Junior Infants or born in 2009 starts back Saturday April 25th at 10.30-12 noon at the hurling wall in Glynn GAA grounds. All welcome to come down and try it out. Gear shop & Coffee/Tea shop will be open. Any enquiries please contact Paudie 087 6479944.

U.8 training takes place this week with Barry Goff on Thursday evening 6.30-7.30 pm and Sunday 10-11am.

G/B coaches are running Hurling before School for Glynn NS pupils at Glynn GAA pitch hurling wall for any interested boys & girls from 8.30 am & kids will be walked to school when finished. Starting next week, Mondays are for 3rd & 4th classes & Tuesdays for 1st & 2nd classes. Please bring hurl & helmet.

Siblings not taking part can only stay if accompanied by an adult. Any queries please contact Tony Butler 087 9197865

Our U14 footballers were beaten in the first round of the Championship by Ballinastragh Gaels in Kilanerin on Thursday-hard luck lads.

The U16 A football team also recorded a loss v local rivals St Martins on Mon last but will hopefully rally in their second game at home v Gorey on Monday evening. The B team unfortunately had no better luck against the Shamrocks also on Thursday. They take on Bann Gaels on Monday in Camolin.

Well done to our club minors Stephen Lynne, James Stafford, Fionn Cooney, Matt Doyle and Ciarán Joyce who represented Wexford in their victory over Westmeath in Wexford Park on Saturday in the first round of the Leinster Minor Football Championship.

Senior GAA

The weekend was a busy time for the adult footballers with the Intermediate team dealing easily with Craanford in Bellefield on Saturday while the Juniors were defeated by Rathgarogue Cushinstown in O Kennedy Park on Sunday afternoon 2-5 to 0-7.

Ladies football

The U12s play Ballyhogue Monday at 6:15 in Killurin. The U14s play Fethard on Monday at 6:45pm in Killurin. The Junior Ladies football team play St Annes on Tuesday evening in Killurin at 7.15pm

Model County Tickets

Model County Draw tickets should be returned to Tom, Noel or Suzanne not later than Saturday next April 25th.

Website: Please check out the club website which is being constantly updated.


Sympathy is extended to Rita Jones (Barntown) and Tom Stafford (Clonmel) whose sister Ann Farley from London was interred recently in Barntown Cemetery together with the ashes of her beloved son Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all especially Ann's daughters Sarah, Kate and Helen and her son Nick. May she Rest in Peace.

Area Notes

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


centre e.g.m.

There will be an extraordinary general meeting on Wednesday 29th April at 8pm to discuss the future of the centre. This is a very important meeting and good local attendance is vital to get the centre operating.

Tractor/Vintage run

Our annual Tractor/Vintage run in aid of Murrintown Cemetery Development Fund will take place on Sunday 31st May.

It will start at pm from Murrintown Community Centre. Cost os entry is €20 per vehicle. Hot lunch or salad will be served at 12.30pm, Family lunch: 2 adults + 2 children €25, Adult lunch €10, Child lunch €5. Come along and enjoy your dinner with no washing up.

Your support would be greatly appreciated. Watch this space for further details.

Feile Cake Sale

A cake sale will be held in Murrintown Community Centre on Sunday 10th May from 10.30am to 12.30pm in aid of our under 14 girls

Football team who will be competiting in the National Football Feile which is being held in Wexford on the 26th/27th June. Your support would be appreciated.

active retired

Upcoming trips: 5th May - Trip to Glasnevin Cemetery and Collins Barracks - again book your place by calling Mary Dempsey 053 9158186. Trip will include Coach/ lunch in Dublin/entry to Glasnevin and evening meal in Glenview Hotel on way home. Cost is €55.

30th May - Trip to Bloom in the Park - €50.00 to include Entry to Bloom/Coach and evening meal at Glenview Hotel.

Annual Coach Tour: we are heading West on 29th August to Breaffy House Resort Hotels Castlebar, Co Mayo for a 3 night DBB stay at this wonderful hotel. Price per person sharing is €250. SRS applies.

This will be a great weekend tour so book early. Day tours will include Visit to Knock Shrine, Museum of Life Castlebar, Foxford Woollen mills, Achill Island tour, Visit to Cong area and shopping time in Westport town. Lunches and morning breaks at own discretion. Ring Mary Dempsey 053 91 58186 to book your place, deposit of €80 secures your place.

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