Monday 23 October 2017

Around the Districts


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 16th September: winning numbers 9, 12, 14 and 30. No Jackpot Winner. Ten Match 3 Winners receive €65 each. Jacinta Robinson, C/O Seller; Pauline Roche, 60 Ashfield Drive; Patrick Walsh, C/O B Tormey; Jason Byrne, 87 Belvedere Grove; Leo Stafford, C/O Seller; Theresa Waters-White, C/O Seller; P Bennett, C/O Seller; Kathleen Kavanagh, 33 Ferndale Park; VK Carroll, C/O Seller, and Margaret Edwards, C.O Seller.

Jackpot for 23rd September is €12,450. 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 news

Stepping Out To Secondary School: We would like you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you start in secondary school. To mark this important step in your life, we invite you, your family and friends to join us for a short celebratory service at 7.30pm on Friday 9th October in Clonard Parish Church. Refreshments in the Parish Hall will follow the service. Family and friends are also invited.

Clonard Vigil Choir: New members welcome. the Clonard Vigil Choir is currently accepting new members. We rehearse at 8pm on Wednesdays in the Day Chapel and sing for the 6pm Saturday Vigil Masses, as well as for various liturgies throughout the year. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Parish Office.

Pilgrimage To Fatima: Takes place from 7th to 14th October. Please note change of dates. €799 all inclusive. Contact O'Leary Travel on 053 923317.

Christmas Renovation Fund Draw: The kneelers in the main church are in need of repair. The total cost is €15,000. We are holding a draw over the Autumn to meet this cost. 1st Prize-€2,500. 2nd Prize-€1,500. 3rd Prize-€1,000. Tickets €2 each or three for €5 available from the Parish Office or from promoters.

Baptised: We welcome into the Church of Christ: Conor Anthony Fortune and Olive Beatrix Maguire who were baptised recently.

Holy Family Playschool

While Clonard Playschool has already opened we are still taking bookings for children between the ages of two years and ten months to five years, to attend the playschool for the coming year.

There are places available on the ECCE scheme (free year) for those children who are eligible. If you would like to enrol your child please contact the Parish Office on 053 9123672 as soon as possible.

boxing club

Saint Ibar's/Saint Joseph's Boxing Club have resumed training in Saint Joseph's Community Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm. Beginners welcome, but all those wishing to join must be 9 years of age plus.

youth band concert

Wexford's Loch Garman Youth Band will perform sacred music at 11.30am mass in Clonard Church on Sunday 27th September. The mass will be celebrated by former band member Rev John Nolan OMJ. The youth band will play a selection of music by Charpentier, Parker, Jenkins, Purcell and will be conducted by Musical Director John Clancy.,

Cuidiu Toddler Group.

Great place to meet other parents and unwind whilst your children play. Tea/coffee, juice and biscuits provided. Clonard Community Centre every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30am to 12 noon. Your first visit is free.

Knitting Group

The knitting group has resumed in Coolcotts Community Centre every Monday from 10am to 12 noon. New members welcome. No knitting experience necessary. Come along, have a chat and make new friends whilst learning a new skill.

Body Blast Fitness continues at Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.45 to 7.30pm. Get fit and tone up. Contact Mary on 086 0585698 for further details. Pay as you go €7, students €5.

FAB Huggie Bears

FAB would like to welcome back all our children and welcome on board our new children. We look forward to working with both children and parents over the next year.

We have vacancies in our Playgroup, Toddler and After schools rooms. Reduced Rates are available in all those rooms, depending on circumstances, ie, social welfare payments, FIS, etc. We also have two FREE Pre-school places available.

If you are interested in enrolling your child with us, you need to call in to FAB immediately or phone Kay on 053 9142018, as places are filling up.



Bishop Denis Brennan will join us on 30th September when we will have the Official Opening & Blessing of the new extension, the raising of the Blue Flag & the celebration of Digital School of Distinction award at 11 a.m. Parents, past-pupils and grand-parents are invited to attend.


Congratulations to the Glynn Barntown lifesavers who competed at the Provincial Nipper Championships, held in Curracloe recently. Sophie Mahon and Adam Mahon both managed 6th place finishes, sadly only the top 5 progressed to the Nationals.

Dillon Cousins earned himself a 5th place qualification whilst younger brother Emmet Cousins won a Leinster silver medal. Both boys went on to the Nationals held in Tramore , finishing outside the medals but placing very respectably with top 5, 7 and 8 finishes. The older teens from the area who qualified with top 5 finishes were Georgina Steel, Eoghan Mahon and Matthew Arthur. Georgina won a bronze medal, Eoghan won 2 Leinster bronze medals and Matthew 2 bronze and 1 silver medal.

The National Seniors and Masters Championships took place in Spanish Point Co Clare, and saw the 3 Glynn Barntown men returning as National Champions for 2015.

Eoghan Mahon was a part of the 15/16 Gold medal winning beach relay team, along with Terence Rooney, Darragh Sinnott and William Bogler. Cameron Steel won the Gold medal and National men's beach flags title.

Matthew came 4th in the men's ski and was the first youth across the line , winning himself the National youth ski title and the Gold medal. More impressive was that he beat a former men's World ski Champion in the process, in very tough conditions. Congratulations and well done to you all.

New members are welcome to come along to lifesaving registration at the Ferrybank pool on Saturday 3rd October, 14 years and under from 5 to 6pm and over 14 year olds from 6 to 7pm. Everyone aged 8 and over welcome.


Congratulations and well done to Georgina Steel who has earned a place on the Women's under 18 Leinster rugby team. We wish her the best of luck.


Congratulations to Jamie Kent and Anthony Long who recently tied the knot in Barntown Church. Here's wishing you health and happiness in your future together.


Our U12 camogie teams played their Co finals on Sunday in Oylegate. The Green team were first to take to the field at 11am for their encounter with Kilrush. The girls took an early but Kilrush came back at them to leave the sides level at half time.

Though they battled hard in the second half and showed no sign of giving up Kilrush were a bit stronger on the day on the scoreboard.

Straight after at 12 noon it was the turn of the Blue team as they lined out v Rosslare. Again the girls worked very hard with some great combined play but again the opposition proved a little strong. Well done to all players, mentors and parents for the hard work and support over the year.

Our Minor camogie team play their Co Semi final v St Martins on Sunday next September 27th at 11am in Hollymount.

Laura Dempsey represented club and county on Sunday last in minor camogie when Wexford took on Dublin in the Minor Shield final but were sadly defeated on the day.


Our U6s had an exciting tussle with neighbours St Martins on Wednesday last as three enthusiastic teams travelled to Piercestown for friendly hurling matches. Our boys will host St Martins this Wednesday for more of the same in Killurin at 6.30pm.

The U8 hurlers dispatched themselves to Rathgarogue Cushinstown for a blitz on Saturday morning and made a great account of themselves returning to their club worthy gold medal winners . Well done to all!


O'Brien's Londis Winter Hurling League started last Friday with our club extending an invitation to u10s from neighbouring clubs to participate on mixed teams. Every one of the boys showed they had great skill and it wass a credit to all.

The pick of the matches was Dublin v Kilkenny- nip and tuck all the way through until the last few minutes with Dublin trailing one point behind, Kilkenny's Cian Carthy scored another beautiful point but more importantly got the bonus point for catching the ball from the puck out and thus won the game. Typical Kilkenny! Next Sunday our u.7 boys start their OBrien's Londis Winter League campaign.

The U.12s of the parish were a busy bunch on Sunday morning with the girls off in Oylegate contesting finals the boys set their sights on glory in Wexford Park. The Blue team were up first v Faythe Harriers at 9.30am when the boys battled hard in all areas to come out worthy winners. This was followed by the Green team v Shelmaliers at 12.30. Again the boys gave a super account of themselves but had to settle for second place on this occasion.


Our Senior hurlers have advanced to the Pettitt's Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final and square up to Buffers Alley next Sunday September 27th in Innovate Wexford Park at 3pm and will expect a huge show of support from the club.

ladies football

Saturday was a wonderful day for the u16 ladies football team who were winners of their shield Co final v Bannow Ballymitty in Cushinstown.

The girls were playing against a strong breeze in the first half but managed to go into the break 2 points ahead thanks to a great work in all areas. In the first few minutes of the second half Bannow had a period of domination scoring 1-1 to put them ahead by 2 points but the Glynn Barntown girls regrouped quickly and went on a scoring rampage to put the final score at 1-13 to 3-3.

The U12/14 Girls O'Brien's Londis Winter Football League is starting on Tuesday night September 21st from 6.30- 8pm on the all weather pitch for four weeks. It will be nine a side and involve 38 players.


A last club gear order night for 2015 will be held on Friday October 2nd 7-8pm in the club house to facilitate Christmas orders. New to the order form are club gear bags-50% deposit is required on the night to secure an order on the night.


A ring was found in the GAA grounds last Thursday evening. Contact 0879300881 for details.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the O'Keeffe family, Colestown on the loss of their beloved husband father and grandfather, John. Winnie, Jennie, Cathriona and Thomas, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. John Rest In Peace.


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

Taghmon/ Camross

Variety Concert

All roads lead to Camross Hall on Sunday 27th September for a Variety Concert where artists from the locality and various parts of Wexford will provide top class entertainment with starting time 8pm.

Artists include Vicki Barron, Nick Dempsey, Anita and John Cullen, Ann Redmond & Co, Martin Jordan, Comedian, Sean Carty, Carol Clarke, Suzanne Kelly and her music group, Deirdre Moran, Seamus Murphy, Paddy O'Gorman,Pat O'Callaghan, Mike Banville, Pat Crean, Niamh Page and lots more talent also.

This will be an event not to be missed. Admission is €10 including the tea and all proceeds go to the continued refurbishment of Camross Hall.

Dancing at Camross

The October dance will be held on Friday 2nd with music by Checkers. This will be Carmel's first visit back since her illness so come along and give her a huge Camross welcome.

gaa club notes

Hard luck to our Intermediate footballers over the weekend losing to Kilinerin in the quarter final of the championship on scoreline of 3-11 to 1-13.

It's the turn of our Junior hurlers next weekend in the quarter final when we will play Rosslare on Saturday afternoon at 3pm in Granstown.

The club Lotto takes place this Tuesday night when the Jackpot will be €8,900. Please have your tickets in the Centre at 7.30pm.

ladies football

The U12 Girls football recently played in their Shield semi final in Ballygarett unfortunately the girls came up against a very strong home team and were beaten on the night.

Mentors for the year Kay Banville, Veronica Monaghan, Mick Nolan and Niall Murphy would like to thank all parents and players for there support during the year.

Munn Abbain gaels played Clonard/volunteers on Saturday in the Minor Shield final Saturday,in Farmleigh but came off second best losing by 4 points, hard luck to all.well done to team management Bernard O'Gorman, Davy Maher, Karen Scallion.


The guild meeting was held on 7th September in Camross hall. President Dympna Kelly welcomed everyone back after the summer break. Sympathies were extended to Mary Margaret Roche, Berna Cadogan, Nancy Healy, Patricia Sweeney and all those recently bereaved. Dympna Kelly thanked all who supported and helped in any way with her recently held Hospice coffee day total €1,704 was donated for this very worthy cause.

Alice Whitty was thanked for organizing the guilds annual day trip which proved to be a very interesting and enjoyable day. Bowling and Aqua aerobics will be resuming shortly as part of our go for life activities, The senior citizens Christmas party will be held on Sunday November 29th. Raffle winners were Maggie Morrissey,and Margaret Kelly.

Competition winner the nicest pot of blackberry and apple jam was won by Alice Whitty. The next guild meetings competition is the nicest pair of slippers. Robert and Mark Doyle were congratulated on their recent world handball success in Canada. tea hostesses were Marian Donnelly and Patricia Sweeney. The evening concluded with some light exercises.

Anyone wishing to participate in the The Wexford Federation charity walk which will take place on sunday October 4th in various locations and is in aid of St Patricks special school,and the Hope cancer center, meet in Camross at 2pm for the J.F.Kennedy park walk ,start 2 30pm.

Next guild meeting is on Monday October 5th 8pm in Camross hall. new members welcome.

Community Games

Taghmon Community Games are holding their AGM on Monday 28th September at 8pm in The Scout Hall, Taghmon. As the current committee are retiring, it is important that as many parents/guardians attend so as to ensure the continued viability of the community games here in Taghmon. No committee, no Taghmon Community Games. Your support, input and assistance is necessary and remember, it is for the children in our area.

Castle Vintage Club

The Dick Williams Memorial tractor run is being held on Sunday 4th October, leaving Taghmon Community Centre at 11am. Spot prizes include weekend away. All are welcome.

Family Resource Centre

Personal Development Course €50 for 8 weeks: Exploring the self and building confidence. This program will build self awareness of our needs, values, achievements and our worth. It teaches us to set goals which enable us take charge of our own lives. Starting Thursday 15th October, 10:30am to 12:30pm. Contact the Centre in Joseph Street on 053 9134465 to book your place.

Parents Plus Programme: For parents of teenagers aged 11-16 years starting on Wednesday 14th October for 8 weeks. This programme designed by Parents Plus can help you have a better relationship with your child and give parents the tools to help their child reach their full potential. To book a place on this free course please contact the centre in Joseph Street on 053 9134465.

Homework Club for Secondary School: For first and second year secondary school students. Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 4:15 to 5:45 pm. Participants will get a snack, support to do homework and an activity of their choice. Please contact the Office in Joseph Street to register.

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