Friday 19 January 2018

Around the Districts



Many thanks for your support for the recent Gala Concert in Barntown Church. Your generosity raised €2,795 which is very much appreciated. Gratitude to all concerned.


Killurin 5km/10km Road run will take place on Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. starting in Glynn Village. Registration at 1.30 p.m. in Glynn Hall. Proceeds in aid of Killurin Club


A four week Karate and Self Defence class will be starting in Barntown at the Gymstars Gymnastics Club complex. The course is being run by Wexford Kenpo Karate and Self Defence. Complete beginners very welcome. Please contact Anne at 087 0971803 for further information.


The camogie club were very proud to support club girl Emma Walsh as she lined out at centre field with Wexford Senior camogie team in the Leinster Championship on Sunday in New Ross where they had an impressive win over near neighbours Kilkenny.

Hard luck to Patrice O'Gorman was part of the Intermediate camogie panel who were unfortunately beaten by Meath earlier that day in the same venue.

Well done to our five under-14 camogie girls who have been selected onto the Wexford under-14 panel - Alibeth Moran Curran, Niamh Rowe, Emma Dempsey, Niamh Cogley and Rachel Murphy. Alibeth and Emma both travelled to Portlaoise on Saturday to take part in an intercounty blitz there.

Hard luck to our under-14 Community Games camogie team who were defeated by four points by Castlebridge/Crossabeg on Sunday evening.


Glynn-Barntown camogie club will hold a disco on Friday, May 27, in the clubhouse 8.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission by ticket only at €5 per ticket. Tickets are on sale in the clubhouse on Friday, May 20, 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. or text 087 7858641 after 7.30 p.m. on May 20.


Well done to our under-14 footballers who defeated Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in Killurin on Monday evening in Premier Championship.

In a good game of football our under-16s were outscored by two points by Naomh Eanna Gorey on Wednesday evening.


Our under-12 hurlers are raising funds for a trip to Antrim in August and are having a Clothing Collection from May 20 to May 22. (Clothes, Shoes, handbags and belts).

Collection details: Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 20 - Saturday 9 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 21 - Sunday 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 22. Collection point is the dressing room beside the club Gym, (follow the signs!) Please support our fundraiser so we can represent Glynn-Barntown and be Wexford's sole representative with distinction.


Our second annual Michael Laffan Memorial Tournament was held in sunshine on Saturday with 19 teams from six counties and over 300 under-10 and under-11 hurlers playing 35+ games over the course of the morning and early afternoon. Under the watchful eye of chief coordinator Conor and his team the event ran like clockwork and our own three club teams and their visitors exhibited great skill and efforts for the spectators. The club is extremely proud of the work put in by the organisers, the large numbers of Senior club players who gave up their day to officiate and all other hardworking club members who parked cars, flipped burgers, prepared the grounds, took photos or simply turned up to support the players on the day. As the games wound down the club was delighted to have several members of the Laffan family to present medals to each participating child in memory of Michael Laffan Snr.


Well done to the Senior Footballers who took on Shelmaliers in the All County League on Saturday evening in Killurin and had a comfortable victory on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-05.

Also to the Junior footballers who had a win against St Anne's in Rathangan on Sunday also in the league 1-9 to 5-14.

ladies' football

Our under-10s girls football hosted seven teams in Killurin for their first football blitz consisting of three Glynn-Barntown teams, two Starlights teams, a team from both Clonard and Shelmaliers. It was a great days football where the three club teams clocked up seven wins out of nine games. We would like to thank the parents for all the lovely food provided on the day. Well done to the three great bunches of girls and to the dedicated mentors.

Well done to our under-12 Green team who played an impressive match during the week at home to Clonard. Battling all the way, two great teams gave us an exciting match with Glynn-Barntown coming out on top this time.

Hard luck to our Junior Ladies' football team who were outscored by St Anne's on Wednesday last.

Our under-16 ladies' football team travelled to Gorey on Wednesday evening where they worked hard but were defeated on this occasion.


Notices for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown area notes should be emailed to or alternatively, phone Hillary at 087 2028065.


Community Games

Our local area athletics competition will be held in the DMP Grounds Sinnottstown Lane, Drinagh on Thursday, May 19. Registration: 6 p.m. Start: 6.30 p.m. sharp. €3 per child. There are at least two events for each age group. Events for under-eights up to under-16s Boys and Girls plus a FUN RUN for U6. For full list of athletic events, see Qualifiers will go through to the County Athletic Finals in Enniscorthy on Sunday, June 12.

See our area map and for full details. Contact Martina at 086 6055356 if you have any queries.

Active Retirement

Trip to Fota Wildlife Park - June 7: we will visit historic Cobh, and have an evening meal at the Granville Hotel Waterford; cost is €65 per person.

Gowran Park Race Day - June 19: cost of €35pp includes race entry race card and meal on the day with music and dancing to finish off. Bus will be €10 extra pp For details contact Mary Dempsey 053 9158186.

collection thanks

Our Lady of Fatima School wish to express sincere thanks for the support in the recent church collection. The amount raised was €350.51.


Kilmore Variety Group

Calling all singers, actors and dancers - children, teenagers and adults. Kilmore Variety Group are thrilled to announce its upcoming show 'The King and I' which will be performed in Kilmore in December this year. We are very lucky to have award winning director and musical director, father and son team, Arthur and Dave McGauran working with us this year.

Rehearsals begin in September but we are holding our auditions information evening on Thursday, May 19, at 7.30 p.m. in the Stella Maris Centre and auditions will take place in June.

With such amazing talent in our community we would love to see you all there. For more information please see our Facebook page or contact Josie at 053 9135212 or Eileen at 053 9129751.

Wexford Cup Final

As big days out for our club go, next Sunday the 22nd in Ferrycarrig Park will be the pinnacle as Kilmore United take on North End Utd in the Wexford Cup Final with a 2 p.m. kick-off, entry fee is €5 with under-16s free. This is our first ever appearance in Wexfords Biggest Soccer Cup Competition which over 80 teams entered.

The lads would appreciate as much support as possible and the club would encourage the parents of our under-age members to try get them there on a unique day for our club. These days are very seldom, not since 1974 when Kilmore Hibs played in the final has a team from our community been there, so please try come along to savour the occasion and maybe us underdogs will be able pull off a victory.

Kilmore ARA

A visit to Johnstown Castle and the Irish Agricultural Museum is arranged for Wednesday, June 8, leaving at 10.30 a.m. There will be facilities on site for food and drinks.

Ten-Pin Bowling continues in Leisuremax on Mondays at 10.30 a.m. for those wishing to attend. Practice for the Bowls Section takes place in the SMC on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Next monthly meeting is on Thursday, June 2, at 7.30 p.m. in Kilmore GAA. This will be the final meeting before the Summer break.


The AGM of Kilmore Parish Journal will take place on Wednesday, May 18, at 8 p.m. The venue is Kilmore GAA clubrooms. If you are interested in helping prepare and publish the 45th. edition of Kilmore Parish Journal later this year you are invited to attend the AGM.


Kilmore School Field Day this year is heading to be another great family day on Sunday, May 29, at 2.30 p.m. We will have bottle stand, toy stand, book shop, plant stand, bric-a-brac, home produce, candy floss, sweet shop, burgers and ice cream, face painting, kids tattoos, wheel of fortune, bouncy castles, penalty shootout, air archery, hip hop demonstrations and awards, monster raffle and tea room. See you there.

21st Birthday

Congratulations to Johanna Cousins, Ballyseskin, daughter of Michael and Anita, who celebrated her 21st birthday last week.


Camross ICA

Camross ICA Guild met on Monday, May 9, in Camross Hall Minutes, Correspondence, and Finance were dealt with by Margaret O'Gorman (Caroreigh), Margaret O'Gorman (Poulpeasty), and Breda Banville with Marian Donnelly presiding

A vote of sympathy was extended to Dympna Kelly on the recent passing of her niece-in-law Jenny, to Breda Nolan for the passing of her uncle Jim, and to Mag Kelly for the passing of her cousin Kitty Byrne.

Tickets for the Garden party, which will take place on July 8 in An Grianán, were sold.

The National AGM will take place on Saturday, May 14, (last Saturday) in Athlone.

Members were reminded that they can avail of a €2 off the cost to the Bloom event which takes place between May 22 and June 6.

Marian Donnelly congratulated the ladies who recently took part in the 'ICA Has Got Talent' event in the Horse and Hound (Ballynaboola) and the County Bowling competition in Leisure Max, two very enjoyable and successful events.

The Ann Power Memorial Walk for the Post-polio Support Group Ireland will take place on Sunday, May 22; leaving Camross Hall at 6 p.m. (refreshments will be served).

Plans are afoot for the Special Occasion event which will take place on the Wednesday, June 8, in Bree. We will meet in the Camross Hall the night before for some preparations (8 p.m. on June 7).

The Camross Guild will be hosting the Federation meeting on June 27. Ladies were reminded to think about a one minute speech starting with 'Why I joined the ICA....' Our annual summer tour will take place on Monday, July 4. It will take us shopping in Kilkenny, to a guided tour in the Eco Village, then to the Obama Plazza (Tipperary), followed by a river cruise on the River Shannon, and we will finish the day back in Kilkenny for dinner.

The competition, which was the nicest fridge magnet, was won by Véro Rooney.

Dr Anne Dempsey, a chartered physiotherapist from Glynn, gave a most interested and detailed talk on physiotherapy as well as on various massage techniques and their benefits. This informative talk was followed by delicious teas and scones served by Breda Nolan and Mary Kelly.

Our next meeting will be held in Camross Hall on June 13, 8 p.m. The competition will be the nicest wild flowers arrangement (any size). We hope to see you there.

Athletic club news

Very well done to our 23 athletes to wore the blue and yellow for Taghmon for day two of the county championships in Enniscorthy. Daniel Ruane, Becky Cashin, Mark Banville, Aisling Comiskey, Lucy Whitty, Shannon Wright, Ellie Murphy, Orla and Grainne Roche Kelly, Kaci Blanch, Dylan Colfer Furlong, Chloe and Ben O'Toole, Pádraig and Muireann Hore, Joseph, James, Irene and Louise Hanlon, Aisling Kelly, Brónagh, Dearbhla and Orlaith O'Hanlon. We took home a total of 16 medals. Nine Gold, five silver and two bronze.

Our medal winners are as follows: The first medals of the day went to our under-nine girls in the turbo jav. Louise Hanlon taking gold and Grainne Roche Kelly took bronze. Chloe O'Toole added another county title to her collection in the under-13 girls 80m sprint. Aisling Kelly was the fastest under-14 on the track today taking gold in all three sprint finals of the 75m hurdles, the 80m sprint and the 200m sprint.

Pádraig Hore took two medals, first with a new PB in the under-17 boys shot putt and second in the 110m hurdles. Dearbhla O'Hanlon stood on top of the podium taking gold in the girls under-14 high jump. Brónagh O'Hanlon took bronze in the under-16 javelin. Joseph and James Hanlon both secured gold in the respective walks. Our only relay team of the championships took silver. The girls under-14 team ran Aisling Comiskey, Chloe O'Toole, Dearbhla O'Hanlon and Aisling Kelly.

Very well done to everyone to competed, we had a great day and over all a great championships. We had a large number of athletes reach semi-finals and finals and great positions in the longer distances, and the field events but unfortunately missed out on standing on the podium. We are still very proud of each and everyone.

Keep up the hard work in training and your day will come too. Thank you to all the parents and coaches who helped out over the championships officially or with our athletes.

golf society

The society's next outing will be in Gowran on May 21 starting at 2 p.m. Bring along a friend as a visitor or contact a lapsed member to reinvigorate them. When you get your text messages from a committee member would you all please answer swiftly as it helps the committee to organise the day more efficiently for you.

Point to point winner

Congratulations to 17-year-old Sean O'Keeffe, Harveystown, who rode his first winner in Kilkenny last weekend. It was only his third mount. He rode Tinnacurra who is owned bred and trained by his father Jim. Well done Sean.

GAA Notes

Our Intermediate football team had a good win in the league over the weekend beating Clongeen 2-16 to 2-08. We meet Clongeen again in the football Championship on Saturday, May 28,.

The club lotto is on this Tuesday night, when the jackpot is €2,300. Please have your tickets in the Center at 7.30 p.m.

Caroreigh Parents Council

On Saturday, May 7, the boys and girls of second Class made their First Holy Communion. A lot of hard work went into this special day and we thank their teacher, Miss Lacey and Fr David for all their help preparing the children for their First Confession and First Holy Communion. We send congratulations to Kate Mernagh, Philip Doyle, Abi McGee, Niamh Cullen, Clara Delaney, Kayleigh Rossiter, Finlay Rochford, Kieran Kelly, Laura-Lynn Whitty, Kayla Quigley and Robyn Wiggins and hope everyone had a lovely day.

Congratulations also to Emily Roche who won first prize for poetry and Orla Banville who won first prize for a short story, recently. The competition was organised by the Diocesan Pastoral Council and the Christian Media Trust as part of the the Creative Spirit Project and was open to all primary schools in Co Wexford. The girls were presented with their prizes by Bishop Denis Brennan in St Peter's College and they will record their pieces to have them aired on South East Radio on June 6 and 13 at 8.30 p.m.

Patron Dates

Patron Prayers will take place in Coolstuff Cemetery on Sunday, May 22, at 1.30 p.m. Patron Mass will take place in Trinity Cemetery on Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. which is Trinity Sunday.


Blood Donor Clinic

There is a blood donor clinic at St Mary's GAA. Complex in Tagoat on Tuesday, May 24, from 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Historical Society

Rosslare Historical Society is delighted to announce the launch of its next Journal, Rosslare in History five, edited by Gerry Breen. Local Rosslare resident and historian Brian Murphy will launch the book at 8 p.m., Kelly's Resort Hotel, Friday, May 20.

Signed copies will be on sale on the night together with some copies of earlier journals. However copies of first and third journals are out of stock and will not be reprinted. Copies of the new journal five can be pre-ordered and will be kept at Boggan's Londis, Grange Road. Please call Val at 086 8273212 if you cannot attend on the night.

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