Around the Districts
Adamstown, Ballymurn, Clonard, Glenbrien, Oylegate
The weekly '30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 19th February at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on the night will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle & Maria Carty. Catering on Fri 26th will be: Nancy Walsh, Kathleen O'Connor, Catherine Moore & Tina Whelan. On Friday 4th March will be: Liz Furlong, Ellie Walsh & Stella Delaney. On Fri 11th will be: Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond & Mary Furlong. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Friday 5th January were: Patsy Byrne, Kate Power, Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Michael Kavanagh, Pat Ryan, John Murphy & Tom Rochford.
Best of luck to all the athletes participating at the Leinster Indoors this weekend and in the following weekends.
The Athletics club will be hosting a Fashion Show in the Horse and Hound on Friday 19th February. Our local shopkeeper Paul Cullen will be taking to the catwalk to model the latest fashion. The event kicks off at 8pm sharp.
The fashion show will feature the latest fashion from Lulu's Boutique, Si Jolie Boutique, The Loft Wexford , Wallaces Wellingtonbridge and Helen's French and Danish clothing lines. Entertainment on the night by DJ Liam Sharkey. There will be a door prize and lots of spot prizes and a raffle on the night. Proceeds on the night will go to the Athletic Club and to Console. Tickets are €10 and are now on sale. Please support.
Tony Fortune R.I.P.
Sympathy is extended to Patrick & Mary Fortune & Family, Doononey Adamstown, on the death of Patrick's brother Tony, of 16 Sharon Avenue, Browns Hill Road, Carlow. Retired from Teagasc. Sympathy to Tony's wife Olive, his sons Brendan, John, Tony, Richard, his daughter Emma. His sisters Margaret, Monica his grandchildren, his many relations and friends. Tony's funeral mass took place on Monday 8th Feb in The Church of the Holy Family Askea with burial afterwards in Bennekerry Cemetery. May his kind soul rest in peace.
Community Centre News
The Adamstown Annual general meeting took place on 10th February in Adamstown Community Centre. The committee were elected as follows: President - Fr Robert Nolan, Chairman - John Furlong, Secretary - Dermot Hynes, Treasurer - Shane Dunphy & Tom Furlong, PRO - Betty O'Shea. All clubs and association were represented and development plans were presented to the meeting. Thanks to all who attended.
A presentation night took place in Cullens of Adamstown on Sat 30th Jan where the proceeds of the "Kube" event organised recently by the locals of St Abbans Adamstown GAA club distributed between various charities including, Temple Street Childrens Hospital, Laura Lynn Foundation, Ronald Mc Donald House, Our Lady of Lourdes Childrens Hospital Crumlin and Windmill Therapeutic Training Unit.
Medals were also presented to the successful local Under 21 and junior hurling teams of 2015 and the junior hurling teams that lifted a county league title in 2012 and New Ross district championship titles in 2013 and 2014. The club wishes to thank all who helped out in any way over the last few years.
Other GAA News
In the draws that were made recently for the 2016 hurling and football club championships the local St Abbans Adamstown teams were included in the following groups. Senior football - St Martins, Shelmaliers, Fethard, Sarsfields and Gusserane, intermediate hurling - Shamrocks, Askamore, Oulart/Ballagh, Rathgarogue/Cushinstown, and Ballygarrett. Junior Football - St Anne's, Clongeen, Horeswood. Ballyhogue and Duffy Rovers.
The local minor football team united with Taghmon/Camross under the name of Munn Abban Gaels played a Gusserane/Fethard combination at a home venue in the semi-final of this years Jim Byrne cup competition on Sunday 7th Feb. Recent wins over St Marys Maudlintown away and against Sarsfields at Newbawn assured them of a place in the semi-final.
Local players James Breen (corner back) and Shane O'Gorman (sub) were members of the Wexford senior hurling team defeated by Dublin in Croke Park recently in the final of the Walsh Cup competition while Johnny Connors was corner back in recent games with the Wexford senior footballers.
Many people from Newbawn, Adamstown, Raheen and surrounding areas have signed up for the local version of Operation Transformation that is now in full swing each Thursday night.
The programme continues for the next eight weeks and hopefully much of the unwanted weight will be shed. The event consists of mixed teams of four, and also some individual participants. There will be valuable prizes of the biggest team losers and for the biggest individual weight loser.
Apart from everything else the programme is to provide plenty of good fun and "craic" with such activities as line dancing, nutrition talks, yoga, and mediation with a special emphasis on weight loss and exercise.
The event is broadly based in the TV programme with a nurse and other well known advisers contributing to the weekly sessions. For more information please contact Liz on 087-3559275 or any other member of the organising committee.
If you have a child due to start in Adamstown N.S. in September 2016, please call to the school for an enrolment form or otherwise phone 053-9240694 to have one posted to you.
Mass at the Mass Rock
Mass will be said at the Rock Lane, Raheenacloonagh, Raheen on Tuesday 23rd February at 2pm. Tyrone Productions are making a film and Gay Byrne & hertiage experts with others will be there for the making of it. Everyone is welcome to come along.
Mass Times in Ballymurn: Tuesday 7.30pm, Thursday 9.30am, Saturday 9.30am and 8.15pm, Sunday 10am.
Confirmation will take place on Wednesday 17th February in Ballymurn Church at 11am.
Lotto: This weeks lotto nos: 6, 13, 14 & 29. No winner. Match threes: Liz Foley and Joe Murphy. Next weeks jackpot €8,800.
Coiste Na Nóg
Coiste Ná Nóg will hold a registration night in Ballymurn Club Room on Saturday 20th February at 8.30pm & in the Forge Crossabeg on Sunday 21st at 7pm. U-6 & U-8 = €20 , U -10, 12 &14 = €25 , U-16 & U- 18 = €30. Maxium cost per family €50. Mentors €50. Everyone welcome . For more information contact 086 1903883
Penny bank collections in Ballymurn take place in Ballymurn Hall after Mass on Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Ballymurn Hall Committee are holding fundraisers to purchase a defibrillator for our community:
QUIZ NIGHT in the Anvil Lounge on Saturday 20th February;
QUIZ NIGHT in the Anvil Lounge on Friday on 1st April;
BINGO NIGHT in Ballymurn Hall on Thursday 28th April. Your support for this very important lifesaving equipment would be much appreciated by all
Please note that Ballymurn NS is now accepting enrolments for September 2016. Application forms are available from the office on 9138435 or from our website www.ballymurnns.ie Ballymurn NS shall hold a parent information evening on Tuesday 1st March at 7.30pm. This meeting is for the parents of children starting school in September 2016. All parents are most welcome.
Jiving classes for all levels continue every Tuesday at 8pm in the old school centre Glenbrien. For more information contact Charlene on 087 9668411.
Children's latin and Ballroom lessons for Children 5yrs + are on every Monday at 5pm in the old school centre Glenbrien. More Information contact Charlene on 087 9668411.
Wexford County Council is putting together a Directory of Repair services in the county. This directory is being compiled to encourage people to repair common household items and extend their life cycle as a means of reducing waste generation.
Ballymurn Tidy Towns are helping gather information for this directory as a part of Sustainable Waste & Resource Management. If you have a business or offer facilities to repair electrical goods, bicycles, computers, phones, furniture, clocks, clothes alternations, shoes, musical instruments etc in the Ballymurn Area. If You are interested please contact Ann on 0879121714 as soon as possible. This is no fee for inclusion in the directory.
Camogie Club news
The following are the camogie team managers for the coming year: U8 Geoff Coman, U10 Willie Hayden, U12 Kevin Murphy,U14 Eamonn Mernagh, U16 Lorraine Kinsella/Christine Martin, U18 Mark Cullen, Junior Gretta Heffernan, Intermediate Ray Quigley.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the O'Toole family, Garryvarren on the death of their mother Mrs Molly O'Toole who passed away last week. May she rest in peace.
Parish Lotto Results
Lotto results for 10th February: winning numbers 1, 2, 21 and 29. No Jackpot Winner; eleven Match 3 winners receive €59 each: Marie Fogarty, 20 Beechville; M Walsh, C/O Seller; Paul & Margaret Tierney, 3 Laurel Close; Alison Morris, C/O Seller; Annette Robinson; C/O Seller; Fiona Geraghty, 30 Ard Carman; Joan Armstrong, 16 Casa Rio; Shirley Roche, C/O Seller; Amby Saunders, 18 Liam Mellows Park; Ours, C/O Seller, and Barbara Grant, C/O Mary Fallon.
Jackpot for 17th February is €13,100. 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.
Divine Mercy Conference: Saturday 20th February. Bus leaves Clonard Church car park at 6.30am. For bookings telephone Elizabeth on 087 7922637.
Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM. Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can join us over the airwaves. Masses: Saturday Vigil 6pm. Sunday's 9, 10, and 11.30am. Weekdays 10am and 7pm.
Congratulations to Rosie Kearns, Clonard Road who celebrated her 99th birthday on Ash Wednesday last. We send Rosie our heartiest best wishes and pray that she will be blessed with health and happiness. Rosie is looking forward to receiving President Michael D Higgins' letter and cheque for her 100th birthday next year.
February lunch will be held in The Farmers Kitchen on Wednesday 17th at 1.00pm. Next monthly meeting in Clonard on Wednesday 24th February at 2.30pm. WEXARA phone no 086 6094587.
Ladies, this month's Wexford ICA town guild meeting will be held on Thursday 18th February at 7.30pm in the Coolcotts Community Centre. We will have the "egg-ceptional" Easter demonstrator Julie Nolan. She will be decorating some amazing Easter edible treats and a cáca milis or two. Don't miss out.
"Love is in the air everywhere I look around," as the song goes and this month's meeting will be no different in relation to the competition. It's a cotton croqueted item for Valentine's day, which will be forwarded onto the federation meeting on 29th February in the Ferrycarrig Hotel at 8pm. So be creative and make it special. Can't wait to see you all for a cupán tae and chat.
FAB Huggie Bears
FAB offers high quality affordable childcare for children ranging in ages from fifteen months to twelve years. There are a few vacancies in the Playgroup/Toddler room which caters for children in the two to three year bracket.
The developmental needs of the child will be looked after by highly trained and skilled staff who hold childcare qualifications in both Level 5 and 6. Reduced rates are available according to peoples circumstances, ie,social welfare payments, GP, Medical Cards, F.I.S., etc.
Anyone interested in registering their child please call in to Kay or phone 053 9142018 immediately as places are limited.
The Parents association would like to thank the parents who attended the Bullying Workshop in the school last week which was hosted by the N,P.C. looking forward to more workshops in the future.
A special thanks to the parents who made the pancakes for the children for pancake Tuesday they really enjoyed the lovely treat.
An Open Community Meeting will take place on Monday 22nd February at 8.00pm in the Old School Centre This is an open meeting and all members of the Community are welcome to attend.
The Pantomime returns to Oylegate with the staging of Jack and the Beanstalk, in Oylegate Community Centre on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th, Saturday 20th February at 8 p.m. nightly and on Sunday the 21st February at 7 p.m. It promises to be a great night of fun and frolics for young and not so young. For booking phone 053 9138192. Admission is €10 per adult and €5 for primary school children. Early booking is advised as the show is only being staged for four nights.
There will be no Youth Club in the Community Centre for the next 2 weeks due to Panto and The General Election on the 26th February. Members will travel to a Disco in Bree on Friday 4th March.
Senior Citizen's Party: Our club would like to thank all of the Senior Citizens who attended and made our party such a success. Thanks to all who donated money, drink and prizes and supported our raffle. All was very much appreciated. Thanks to all the Ladies & Gents for all their help with the preparation and serving of food on the evening. Again thank you one and all.
Hope and Dream 10k/10m
The hope and dream 10k/10m run will be held on Sunday 10th April commencing at 10.15am. All proceeds from the event will go to County Wexford Hospice and the Hope Centre in Enniscorthy.
Enrolments: Oylegate N.S. are now taking enrolments for September 2016. Please call to the school office any time from 9am to 3pm
The Pantomime returns to Oylegate with the staging of Jack and the Beanstalk, in Oylegate Community Centre on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th, Saturday 20th February at 8 p.m. nightly and on Sunday the 21st February at 7 p.m. It promises to be a great night of fun and frolics for young and not so young. For bookings phone 053 9138192. Admission is €10 per adult and €5 for primary school children. Early booking is advised as the show is only being staged for four nights.
Operation Transformation continues tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm in Crossabeg Community field. All are welcome to come along and help improve the fitness of the community, and it's not too late to join in. #Betweenthebells
GAA Penny Bank is now open for 2016. New members always welcome, contact any committee member if you wish to join.
Personal/socially monitored alarms can save your life in the event of an accident, fall or any other emergency. They can be pressed in any situation when you need help or cannot get to a telephone. They then contact the company who first ring you to see it it was hit by mistake before contacting your selected contacts e.g. son/daughter or a neighbour. Socially monitored alarms are available to people over the age of 65, either living on their own or with someone of the same age bracket, through the Seniors Alert Scheme.
Grants are available for these systems meaning that you just have to pay an annual monitoring fee of €66. More information on these personal alarms can be found on the TASK website.
If you or anyone you know might be interested please contact your representative from Glenbrien Community Text Alert or any of the committee members, Pat (087)6904289, Diane (086)0897195 or Theresa (087)9714323 as soon as possible
Please note mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil mass is at 6.30pm. Sunday morning mass is at 10.30am.