Tuesday 20 August 2019

Around the Districts

It was ladies day at Wexford Races on Saturday afternoon which was sponsored by Monart Spa.
The final six ladies selected Ruth Davis, Shelia McCarthy, Liz Maher, Mark Browne, Waneta Spain, Louise Kehoe and Melissa Dooly
It was ladies day at Wexford Races on Saturday afternoon which was sponsored by Monart Spa. The final six ladies selected Ruth Davis, Shelia McCarthy, Liz Maher, Mark Browne, Waneta Spain, Louise Kehoe and Melissa Dooly

Adamstown, Clonard, Piercestown, Taghmon/Camross



The weekly '30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 31st July at 9pm. Catering on Fri 31st July will be: Liz Furlong, Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. Catering on Fri 7th will be Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick, May Larkin & Betty O'Shea. Card winners on Friday 17th July were: Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, Johnny Nolan, Ann Lawlor, Mick Doyle, Andy Reville, Ned Evoy, Patsy Byrne, John Murphy, Mike Kavanagh, Chris Byrne & Bridie Dillon.

Transition Year

Transition year will be reintroduced in September 2015 into Colaiste Abbain after an absence of some 20 years. A comprehensive programme has been decided with Information technology being the bedrock of its curriculum.

Interested students should contact the school on 053-9240564 after Mid-August or register their interest on Coláiste Abbans Facebook page.

Adamstown Show

The Adamstown show committee would like to acknowledge the personal efforts of many that contributed to a successful 2015 show. Without our generous sponsors support this day would not happen. Long may that support continue! The show would not be possible without the co-operation of the Land owners, Coláiste Abbain, Ballroom & Community Centre, who put their facilities at our disposal.

Adamstown Annual Show is about meeting your friends & Neighbours along with it being a show case for what's best in rural life. All of our Stewards, helpers and Volunteers are such an important part of the Annual Show.

Your sacrifice your personal time for the greater food of our community, the committee would like you to know that your work hasn't gone unnoticed! Thank you to our exhibitors, spectators & the general public for your continued support over the years & we hope you had a memorable Day.


Congratulations to Margo Reilly who was the overall winner in the dog show with her dog "Nico" at Adamstown dog show recently

Adamstown GAA

On Tuesday 28thJuly at 7.30pm our Under 21 Hurling team play Clongeen in the U21 Hurling Championship semi-final. Our Senior Footballers play Sarsfields on Friday 31 July at 7pm in Taghmon in Round 3 of the Senior Football Championship. On Saturday 1 August at 7pm in Adamstown, our Junior Footballers play Ballyhogue in Round 3 of the Junior Football Championship. All support welcome.

Carrigbyrne Challenge

The Carrigbyrne Challenge which was organised by Adamstown GAA on Sat 19th July was a great success. The Olly Furlong designed course proved to be both a mental and physical challenge to all teams who took part.

At 2 o clock, in the warm sunshine, all the teams gathered eagerly at the entrance to John (Swank) Bradley's field at the base of Carrigbyrne Hill. When the whistle was blown, the attack on task 1 began. Following on from there, the race and all other challenges took place on The Rock. Competition was intense because the prizes on offer were €400 for the winning adult team and €100 for the first U16 team home.

Coiste na nÓg organizers supplied fun and challenges for the younger members of the club while the run and challenges on The Rock took place. It was a very enjoyable day with The Order of Malta in attendance having a relaxed afternoon,

Although for some players and former players, their idea of a shortcut proved to be a slightly painful experience!. Afterwards, everyone gathered for a free BBQ followed by strawberries and cream while they enjoyed the music and chat.

The winners of the Adult category were: David Lawlor, Martin Culleton, Barry Power and Colm Boland. The winners of the Underage category were: Padraig Wickham, Sonya Mooney, Kate Jackman and Tara Doyle. The Club would like to thank all who supported the event, the organisers, the volunteers who helped on the day and our sponsors.

Athletic Club News

The Juvenile B All Ireland T & F Championships took place last weekend in Tullamore. We had some great performances from some of our juvenile athletes. Those who won medals included; Eadaoin Stafford 1st in the U15 Girls Shot Putt, Luke Byrne 3rd in the U14 Boys 800m and Ben Wall 3rd in the U12 Boys 600m.

Other athletes who put in fine performances were Craig Wall 7th in the U14 Boys 80m and Robert Wall 12th in the U12 Boys 600m. Some of our Senior athletes-Joe Mooney and Shannon Wall were competing in Round 2 of the National League on Wexford teams in Morton Stadium Santry last weekend.

Ryan Carthy Walsh went on to win gold in the Schools International in Scotland jumping 2.07. He has now travelled to Georgia to represent Ireland in the European Youth Olympics Festival. He will compete on Wednesday the 29th July around 2.20pm Irish time. Best of Luck Ryan!

International Success for Wexford Athletes: Wexford's strongest ever squad travelled to Scotland on Friday 16th July to Grangemount Stadium to represent Ireland in the schools International track and field which took place on 18th July. Congratulations to Kathlyn Furlong representing her school Colaiste Abbain, Adamstown in the hammer. Kathlyn is a member of the DMP Club. Well Done Kathlyn.

Sr Mary Genevieve Finn RIP

Sr Mary Genevieve was born in Ballindaggin on 8th August 1920. Her parents were Tom Finn and Mary nee Kennedy. The family moved to Kellystown in 1927. Sr. Mary was educated in Adamstown N.S. She entered Our Lady of the Mission Convent in 1937. (Two years after her sister Annie 1935) in Deal, Kent. She lived in Surry during the war. She served in various different posts in a Boarding School attached to the convent for many years. She had a long and happy life in her chosen order. She is sadly missed by her brother Ned, many nephews and nieces and her religious community. May her gentle soul rest in peace.


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 22nd July: winning numbers 9, 10, 15, and 29. No Jackpot Winner. Eight match 3 winners receive €81 each. Brendan Hynes, C/O Seller; C Bryan, C/O Seller; M Sinnott, C/O Seller; BMJ Leniston, C/O Seller; Helen Redmond, 20 Pinewood; Billy Kinsella, C/O Bingo; Ann Morris, 23 Liam Mellows Park, and Ann Prendergast, C/O Kathleen Saunders.

Jackpot for Wednesday 29th July 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.



The second annual Tractor Run will take place on Sunday 09th August in Ferrycarrig Park. Registration at 12 noon. Run leaving Ferrycarrig Park at 1 o'clock. All vehicles welcome. Refreshments served after run. All registered drivers entered into draw for spot prizes. Top prize BBQ valued €250.


Barntown: Sunday 2nd August-2 pm (Mass) Ardcandrisk: Sunday 9th August-2 pm (Mass) Carrig: Sunday 9th August-3 pm (Prayers).


Gymstars final Summer Camp begins on Tuesday 4th August for 4 Days from 10am-2pm. Camp is open to non members and is designed to meet the needs of all kids from the beginner to the advanced. Book your place with €20 deposit. If Interested please contact Joanne for a booking form on 087 9475 977. See our Facebook page for all details.


Well done to both U8 camogie teams who played a blitz in Grantstown at the weekend. The sticker team won all three group matchs and a final over St. Ibars while the White team won 2 and drew 1 group game but won the final v St Martins. Well done to all the girls who played brilliantly.

Hard luck to our U16 girls who were defeated by Rathnure away this week. The girls have qualified for a semi final nonetheless.

It was not to be for our Senior camogie team who faced St Ibars in the championship on Monday last in Hollymount. Although we only trailed by 5 points at the interval the Ibars launched all forces in the second half to secure the win.

Our Junior Camogie team were host to Fethard in Championship on Tuesday night and after a hard fought battle had to be content with a draw.

Well done to the U15 girls who were part of the development squad who travelled to Ennis on Sunday -Andrea Carley, Emma Sweeney, Cora Doyle, Kayleigh Furlong and Aisling Halligan and also to our u13 girls who travelled to Waterford with their development squad-Emma Dempsey and Lara O Shea.


Well done to our Minor hurlers who took on Rathnure and the elements on Sunday morning to battle to victory by two points and secure a semi final place.

Glynn Barntown GAA club (which includes all boys and girls playing underage aswell as all adults) are running a major fundraising event this Thursday evening July 30th and all day Friday 31st and Saturday August 1st. We are bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Redmond Sq. and are looking for volunteers to give an hour or two of their time. If so can you contact Paudie on 087 6479944. Many thanks to those that have put their names forward already, we will be in touch with exact slots in the next few days.


Our U21 hurlers performed impressively on Tuesday evening in Killurin v Shelmaliers and advance to the next stage of the championship

The Intermediate footballers met Duffry Rovers in St. Patricks Park on Friday and came out on top on the night also.

ladies football

Our U10 girls football Blue team had a great win this week against St Martins . Well done to all the girls particularly with the great points scored.


Notices for inclusion in the Glynn/Barntown area notes should be e-mailed to: or alternatively, phone Hillary on 087 2028 065.


Clothes Collection

St Martins GAA club will be collecting unwanted clothes all clean, belts, handbags, shoes, bed linen, curtains, soft toys and mobile phones. Items accepted on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th #August 6.30pm-9.00pm. ~Contact Jack on 087 6191349 for more info.


The Piercestown Patron will be held on Friday 7th August at 7.30pm.

ARA club news

Piercestown/Murrintown ARA Club 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.

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 €80.00 secures your place.

Spanish Trip: there is a trip to Spain for 5th October - 7 nights half board basis (b'fast, dinner including wine) in Pineda de Mar, Costa Brava in the Golden Taurus hotel (or similar hotel) based on 25 travelling. €399.00 per person sharing, SRS applies. Price includes

Return flights to Barcelona, one checked in bag 15kgs and 1 cabin bag 10 kgs. Return transfers to hotel. Full day excursion to Barcelona.

Fully comprehensive Travel Insurance. €100 deposit secures. To book please contact Mary Dempsey at 0539158186 or Ann Rochford 0539158029.

Early booking of flights guarantees the above price. Deposits September 2015 please to guarantee fare.

Scout Group news

Registration for new scouting year will be held on Tues 25th August at 7pm in Scout & Guide Hall Piercestown. Registration fee is €45.

If you wish to put your son's name on the list for Registration please contact our Group Leader, Jane Power on 086 3265406. We need more adults leaders in our Scout and Venturer section, please contact our Group Leader.

First Aid Training

Basic First Aid Course(including Heartsaver CPR/AED) is taking place in Piercestown on August 5,6 & 7 Time 9.30am to 4.30pm. For more information Contact Chris on 086/8476116 or

Tractor run

A tractor run in aid of Aoife Doyle, the grand-daughter of Vincent and Lucy Doyle, Piercestown will take place on Sunday, 2nd August. All tractors and cars are welcome. The run will leave Glynn car park at 1 p.m. and registration is at noon.

Taghmon/ Camross

Caroreigh Field Day

The 47th Caroreigh field day was held on Sun. last 26th July in spite of inclement weather conditions. The venue on hand to save the day was St. Garvans primary school, thankfully all supporters and workers had an enjoyable and 'dry overhead' afternoon. Some events could not take place, eg fancy dress, vintage parade, dog show and some other smaller side shows but nevertheless it was a very good social and financial success.

Results of various events as follows, Iced cake, winner Elaine Doyle,Deerpark, Name the Doll, donated by Charlene Kelly, won by Mary Doyle, Ballyhennigan and dolls name was Clarissa. Rings winner, Billy Nolan, Skittle winners, Dylan Colfer Furlong and Muireann Hore and W Board winner was Gordan Moran who received trophy sponsored by Pat Roche, The Boola, Coins in Jar, donated by Alice Whitty and winner Jessie Maher.

Results of Grand Draw: 1st, €200, Senni and Jenny Murray, Trinity, 2nd, Lunch voucher Silver Fox, Tiernan O'Grady, Shanoule, 3rd, Lunch voucher Horse and Hound, Niamh Roche, Castle Court, Taghmon, 4th, Lunch voucher Whitford Hotel, Rob Whelan, Kilmore Quay, 5th, Voucher A&M Hardware, Denny Nolan, The Lane, Camross and 6th, Whiskey, David Roche, Camross.

Lar and Bridget Doyle sold most tickets with Alice and Maurice Whitty in runner up position.

Thanks to S&A Oil and Cederwood for part sponsorship of printing raffle tickets, thanks also to Irish Pride for their sponsorship. Fr. David extends sincere thanks to the Board of Management and teaching staff of St. Garvans School, thanks to all who donated prizes for raffle, thanks to all for donations to various stalls and thanks to all who helped before, during and after the Field Day.

Dancing at Camross

Remember the August first Friday dance will be held on Friday 7th with dancing from 10pm to 12 midnight. Glenn Flynn and his band will have you all dancing the night away. Admission is €8 including refreshments.

Cycle Race

Wexford Wheelers will host the Stafford Wholesale Wexford 2 Day Cycle Race on 22nd and 23rd August with all races starting and finishing at Camross Hall. All roads in and around Camross and parts of Adamstown will be extremely busy and great care will be required. Watch this space for further information.

gaa club news

Hard luck to our U21 hurlers who were beaten by Rathnure in the championship last week 2-14 to 1-13. Our Jun B hurlers were beaten by New Ross and now must beat Clongeen in our final game to qualify for Dist semi final. Our Jun hurlers are into the Fox Cup final after receiving a walk over from St James.

This weeks fixtures are , Minor hurling on this Wed night V Oylgate at 7.30pm in Taghmon. Our Intermediate footballers are out against Glynn Barntown on Sat night at 6pm in Patricks Park and our Jun B footballers are out on Sunday v St James at 12 in Taghmon. Please come out and support all these teams this week.

The Lotto takes place this Tuesday night in Granstown when the Jackpot will be €7,700, please have your tickets in the Centre at 7.30pm.

coiste na nog

U8's played St. Anne's Tuesday night and both groups had a great game. U10's played Davidstown/Courtnacuddy on Friday night but the game was abandoned due to the torrential rain. U12's had a great win Tuesday night against Wygram Gaels in football and play them again on Tuesday in hurling. They also play football Friday evening against Rathgarogue/Cushinstown Friday evening in Taghmon at 7.30pm.

Our minors will play hurling against Oylgate/Glenbrien in what can only be described as a "must win game" in Taghmon, so good support would be greatly appreciated. This game takes place at 7.30pm on Wednesday evening at home.


Well done to Bobby Doyle who won the U10 Doubles 60x30 GAA County Handball final today. This marks a great achievement for Bobby as he won the County One Wall Doubles Final last month also. Well done to you Bobby.

Well done to Mark Doyle & Conor Murphy who won the U12 County 60x30 Doubles Final last week.

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