Wednesday 17 January 2018

Around the Districts

Roz Purcell (centre) who was signing copies of her book 'Natural Born Feeder' in The Book Centre on Saturday, with Leona Hunt and Hayley Miller.
Roz Purcell (centre) who was signing copies of her book 'Natural Born Feeder' in The Book Centre on Saturday, with Leona Hunt and Hayley Miller.



The weekly'30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, May 20, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. On Friday, May 20, will be: Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O'Gorman and Ann O'Gorman. On Friday, May 27, will be: Bridget O'Gorman, Ann Stafford, Kay Whelan and Agnes Whelan. On Friday, June 1, will be: Rita Furlong, Catherine English and Bernie Power. On Friday, June 8, will be: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power and Ann Jackman.

Card winners on Friday, May 6, were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Phil Jackman, Mick Hanlon, Seamus Joyce and Patsy Byrne.

Rosary at Grotto

The Rosary is recited at 8 p.m. at Knockreigh Grotto Monday to Friday for the month of May.

Adamstown lotto

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Monday, May 9, were 5, 9, 19 and 25. There was one lucky winner - Helen Galway, Tomgarrow and we send her our congratulations. The following seven players matched three numbers and each got €30: Nick Whelan, Kellystown, Vivienne Kehoe, Foulksmills, Bridget Kent, Newbawn, Alan Brennan c/o Tim, Kitty Stafford, Tinnecarrig, Tom Roche, Tinnecarraig and Lar French, Old Court. The next draw takes place on Monday, May 23, in Cullen's Lounge for a jackpot of €10,800.

Community Games

The Adamstown area for Community Games will be holding runs off on Thursday, May 19, at 6.30 p.m. at the Community Centre. This is for anyone interested in competing in the Community Games Athletics County Final in Enniscorthy on June 12. Children under-eight to under-16 can take part, (you don't have to be a member of the athletic club to take part).

Events include - Ball throw under-12 Boys and Girls, Discus under-16 Boys and Girls, High Jump under-16 Boys and Girls, Javelin under-14 Boys and Girls, Long Jump under-14 Boys and Girls, Long Puck under-12 Boys and under-14 Girls, Shot Putt under-14 Boys and Girls, Hurdles under-10 Boys and Girls and under-14 Boys and Girls, under-eight Boys and Girls 60m and 80m, under-10 Boys and Girls 100m and 200m, under-12 Boys and Girls 100m and 600m, under-14 Boys and Girls 100m and 800m, under-16 Boys and Girls 100m, 200m and 1500m, under-16 Boys and Girls 7k Marathon, Cycling on Grass under-12 and under-14 Boys and Girls, Duathlon under-15 Boys and Girls (1400m run and 8k cycle). There will be an entry fee of €1.

Athletic Club News

Day two of the South Leinster Secondary Schools T and F Championships took place on Thursday, May 5. Results from Day two of this event were; Marguerite Furlong first in Discus and Shot Putt, Sonia Mooney first in Javelin, Ryan Carthy Walsh first in High Jump with a new pb of 2.10, Zara Power third in Hammer and third in Shot Putt.

Well done to all the athletes that competed over both days of the South Leinster Secondary Schools T and F Championships. Ryan Carthy Walsh also competed on Saturday, May 7, at the Leevale T and F and won the gold medal in the Senior High Jump.

Day one of the Secondary Schools Leinster T and F took place in Santry on Wednesday, May 11. Representing the club and their schools at this event was Kate Jackman, Rachel Power, Tara Doyle, Eadaoin Stafford and Grace Cloney. Grace Cloney was first in the Junior Girls Triple Jump, Kate Jackman second in the Junior Girls Javelin, Rachel Power sixth in the Minor Girls Javelin, Tara Doyle sixth in the Junior Girls Long Jump and Eadaoin Stafford fourth in the Shot Putt. Well done girls on their fantastic performances.

Day two results of the County T and F Championships have not been published and therefore these results will follow next week. Training on Monday evening 8 p.m. at Communtiy Centre for distance running; Wednesday Nicky training 7.30 for under-12 and up meet at the Hall for indoor and outdoor training; Thursday under-eight to under-11 at Community Centre 6.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m., under-11 shot putt till 7.30 p.m., under-12 and up 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. All athletes training should now be registered, new members welcome.

Tea Day Thanks

Ellie Walsh and Family, Tomgarrow would like to thank most sincerely all those who came and supported their Tea Day on Saturday last, to those who gave donations and to a family who made a personal contribution many thanks. The total amount raised was €735 which was fantastic, every cent of this money goes to Wexford Branch of Alzheimer Society for use in County Wexford. Raffle winners were: Kay Whelan, Catherine Kelly, Maureen White and Martin Cullen.


Our sympathy is extended to Margaret Kane and family, Moneytucker on the death of her mother Mrs Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana, Moyvane Co Kerry on Tuesday, May 10.

Her funeral mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Friday 13th with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Shamrock Men's Shed

The Shamrock Men's Shed in Fr Jims in Tomgarrow is up and running. We are there every Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and new members are always welcome.

La na Gclubanna

Please keep Saturday, June 25, free from 5 p.m. onwards as the local GAA club we will be celebrating La na Gclubanna and we will also commemorate the 1916 rising


Community Games

The local area athletic finals will take place in Bree this Thursday, May 19, at 6.30 p.m. Registration is at 6 p.m. at €2 per athlete. Children of all ages up to under-16 living in Bree, Davidstown and Cloughbawn parishes may take part. Details on National Community Games website, at training and in all local schools.

Best wishes to those from the local area taking part in the Co Talent Finals which takes place in Bree Hall this Friday, May 20. The area will be represented in Solo and Group Singing, Recitation and Irish Dancing.

Bree United Dog Night

Bree United hosts a night at the dogs at Enniscorthy Greyhound track on this Thursday, May 19. Gates open at 7.30 p.m. with the first race at 8 p.m. Gate prizes and a raffle on the right. Tickets are €10 and are available from all committee members or contact Catherine at 086 8587937. All support is greatly appreciated.

Bree AC

Best wishes to all athletes competing in the Leinster Relay Championships on this Saturday, May 21, in Greystones and in the Leinster Combined Events in Enniscorthy on this Sunday, May 22.

Bree Tidy Towns

Plans are currently advancing for the submission of the application for judging in the 2016 SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition. This is the 20th year of entry for Bree Tidy Towns. We appreciate the continued support of residents and community groups alike in assisting with the many improvements and maintenance of the Village and approach roads. We are also asking if anyone has any partially used tins of paint which you no longer need perhaps you would consider donating them to the Tidy Towns group to assist us with freshening up features in the Village. For further information please contact any Tidy Towns member or Elaine in the Community Centre. All support is greatly appreciated.

Bree Youth Club AGM

Bree Youth Club's AGM will take place in Bree Community Centre on Tuesday, May 31, at 8 p.m. All parents of members are welcome to attend and are invited to become involved in the continued success of the club. Nominations for positions on the committee for the coming year should be forwarded to the club secretary or chairman by Friday, May 27.

Galbally Tractor Run

The Galbally annual Tractor Run in aid of Galbally Parish Funds will take place on Sunday, May 29. Registration from midday to 1 p.m. at Galbally Community Centre. €20 per tractor with refreshments in the Community Centre afterwards. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Ballyhogue GAA News

Well done to the Junior A hurlers who have had two wins in their first two championship games against Oulart and Bunclody. The fixtures for round three of the championship are Juniors v Duffry Rovers in Bree Friday, May 27, at 7.30. Intermediates v St Joseph on Saturday, May 28, in New Ross at 2 p.m.

Clothing Collection

Bri Beag will hold a Clothing, Household, Textiles Collection and Mobile Phone recycling collection on Wednesday, June 8, from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Thursday, June 9, from 8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. - drop off point Bree Community Centre. All funds raised from the collection are in aid of Bri Beag.

Items accepted are clothing, soft toys, shoes, handbags, belts, laptops, mobile phones, curtains, towels etc. Strictly no dirty or wet clothing, no duvets, pillows, carpets or mats and no books please.


Parish lotto

Results for May 11: winning numbers three - five - seven - 30. no jackpot winner; 12 match-three winners receive €54 each. Jackpot for May 18, - €5,950. Seller of winning jackpot Ticket will receive €595. 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

Come And Celebrate the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives in Clonard Church on Sunday, May 15, from 2.30 to 5.30 p.m. and from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. Tea break from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. Drop in at any time.

Notre Dame Folk Choir: The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir from Chicago, USA, will be giving a very special benefit concert with the new Ferns Festival Choir and Wexford Youth Chorus, Emily Redmond and the Session Sisters, and the House of Brigid programme at the National Opera House on Friday, May 27, at 7.30 p.m. Tickets range from €10 to €20 and are going fast. They can be bought through the Opera House Box Office either in person, at, or by phone at 053 9122144, or through the Clonard Parish Office.

Clonard Pilgrimage to Knock: September 12 to September 13. Coach transport, one night Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in Knock House Hotel - €90 per person sharing in a twin/double room, €105 for a single room. Minimum numbers apply. €10 deposit required by Thursday, June 30. To register your interest contact Karen in the Parish Office at 053 9123672.

Collection: The Church Gate Collection for Our Lady Of Fatima Special School on Saturday, April 30, and May 1 raised €266.29. Thank you for your support.

Clonard GAA

A great effort from our adult hurlers on Friday night, May 6, against our town rivals Faythe Harriers in Parc Charman, it ended in a single point defeat. A huge push in the second half against the wind nearly brought victory. This was the first outing in the Championship and everyone left the park convinced we have much more to offer. Hard luck boys, you did us proud and plenty more great displays to come.

Our under-6/8/10 hurling and football training takes place in Coolcotts every Tuesday evening 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and Saturday morning 10.30 a.m.-midday.

Under-12s Football training every Tuesday and Hurling Thursday evening both 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and Saturday morning 10.30 a.m.-midday.

Congratulation to Naomi Malone this week's winner of €306 in this week's Split the pot. Thanks to everyone for their great support.


Upcoming events: May monthly lunch in the Talbot Hotel on Tuesday, May 17. annual Trade and Tourism Show will take place on Wednesday, May 18, in Clayton Whites Hotel. All are welcome. Admission free. Next monthly meeting in Clonard on Wednesday, May 25, at 2.30 p.m. New members welcome. Mobile no: 087 6094587.

svp bric-a-brac

The St Vincent De Paul Society will hold a Furniture and Bric-a-Brac sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas St on Friday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wexford Town ICA Guild

It's coming to that time of year ladies when we want to be outside in the garden relaxing and planting flowers and vegetables. If that is the case then this month's guild meeting will help your green fingers.

The meeting will happen on May 15 in Coolcotts Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. and we will have Syl Doyle of 'Wilton Gardens' talking to us about the fascinating topic of vegetables and plants and showing us his amazing produce. It's sure to be a tasty evening. Don't miss out.

Our competition for this month is a piece of jewellery, shop bought or handmade. Be sure to bring your bling along ladies. I would like to take this opportunity to give a welcome our new committee for the coming year. I wish you all a fantastically productive year working together with such a vibrant guild.

Thrift Fund

Save with Clonard Thrift Fund every Friday seven - 8.15 p.m. at Clonard Community Centre.

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