Wednesday 17 January 2018

Around the Districts

Junior chorus members from the Superstars Stage Academy at their Summer Spectacular in The Dun Mhuire Theatre on Saturday.
Junior chorus members from the Superstars Stage Academy at their Summer Spectacular in The Dun Mhuire Theatre on Saturday.



The weekly '30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, June 17, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. On Friday, June 17, will be: Ann Foley, Margo O'Reilly, Mary Power and Dympna Bradley. On Friday, June 24, will be: Brigid Boland, Edel English and Fiona Power. Card winners on Friday, June 3, were: Phil Jackman, John Hanley, Tom Rochford, Seamus Wickham, Ann Lawlor, Seamus Joyce, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, John Furlong and Jim Wickham.

Walking Track

Membership for the Walking Track is now due as the Community Centre Committee are responsible for the maintenance and insurance costs of the track. The committee are now making one last appeal to the many people who use the walking track to please support them by paying your membership.

A committee member will be in the centre this coming week Monday to Friday from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Looking forward to your support and new members are always welcome. Single membership €20, Family €30, Student and Unemployed €15

ICA News

The summer Tour will take place on Wednesday, July 13, when we wiil be travelling to Dublin to visit Glasnevin Cemetery and take in the 1916 Revolution Bus Tour.

On Wednesday night, June 8, the ladies participated in the special occasion's competition which took place in Bree. Congratulations to all the winners and a special word of congratulations to the Castlebridge Guild who won the overall prize. Our Guild didn't come away empty handed as Frances Gallagher won the Baton Trophy for her Barn Brack.

Some of our members are heading to Derry and Donegal with the Federation Tour on Sunday, June 12. Our next meeting is Wednesday 15th at 8 p.m. Competition is the nicest home grown Rose. Catering on the night is Helen and Callie.

Shamrock Vintage Club

The Shamrock Vintage Club will hold a cabaret in Scullys lounge the Maudlin on Saturday, June 18, commencing at 9 p.m. The proceeds from the Pat Byrne memorial road run will be handed over to the New Ross Community Hospital. There will be a raffle on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated. All musicians and singers welcome.

Womens soccer Final

Wexford Cup women's final in New Ross Celtic grounds took place on Sunday, June 5, when Adamstown took on Ferns United. Well done to Adamstown on winning their third cup success since 1987. League committee member Tom Dunne presented victorious captain Leanne Delaney and Sandra Thorpe collected player of the match. The score was Adamstown 1 Ferns 0.

Team members are: Leanne Delaney (Capt), Niamh Kelly, Julie Colfer, Lizzy Kent, Danielle Martin, Chantelle Martin, Katie White, Anne Maria Dunphy, Sandra Thorpe, Edwina Whelan, and Marcella Cullen. Subs: Natasha Martin for Whelan, Ashling Whelan for Cullen, Biddy Wickham for C Martin, Jasmine Martin for White. Also Gemma Doran, Brenda Whelan, Stephanie Sinnott and Angelike Bownick.

Mens Shed

Men's shed meets at Fr Jim Furlong, Tomgarrow on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Making garden benches, bird boxes, window boxes etc. New members are always welcome.

Summer Camps

We are running our annual summer camps again this year at Raheen Family Resource Centre during the month of July. We will have art and sports camps. The art camp for 4-6 year olds is fully booked up. We have a small number of places on the art camp from 11th -July 15 for 7-9 years old in Adamstown Community Centre.

The art camp for 10-12 year olds will take place in Raheen Community Centre from July 18 to July 22. The sports camps will take place in Raheen Community Centre and will run from July 4 to July 8 for 7-12 year olds and from July 11 to July 15 for 4-6 year olds. The cost of all camps is €30 per child and family rates apply.

Meals Delivered

The meals delivery service is available to senior citizens or those who are incapacitated from Raheen, Clonroche, Newbawn, Adamstown and surrounding areas. This takes place every Tuesday and consists of soup and main course or main course and dessert. If you would like more information or wish to avail of this service please contact 051-428805


Galbally Tractor Run

The recent Galbally Tractor Run in aid of Galbally Parish Funds was a great success. A sincere thanks to all those who supported the recent either by taking part, or by helping with stewarding and catering.

Bree United bbq

The club will be hosting a Golden Goal competition along with a barbecue in Byrnes of Bree on the next two dates that Ireland are playing (June 18 and 22). Tickets cost €5 which will include a free burger when ticket is presented. If your ticket has the minute the first goal is scored in the game you win €100.

Community Games

Congratulations to Bree Davidstown under-14 Draughts Team of Michael Humphries, Ben Harrington, Cormac Kehoe, Odin Doyle and Odhran Kehoe who defeated Carlow in the Leinster Quarter Finals. This team will compete in the Leinster semi-finals in July.

Congratulations also to the 30 athletes from the Bree Davidstown area which qualified for the National Athletics Finals in Athlone in August. A total of 30 medals (five gold, six silver and five bronze) were won by these athletes.

Individual gold medal winners were under-eight 80m Jayden Kenny: under-10 100m Abbie Doyle, 60mH Gracie Kehoe: under-14 80mH Sophie Codd: under-16 1500m Mairead Crean, Joint Marathon John Kehoe and Peter Rodgers. Relay gold medal winners were under-10 Mixed Abbie Doyle, Gracie Kehoe, Tadhg Doyle, Oscar Redmond, Dylan Carr and Katie Nolan; under-12 Girls Emer Kervick, Leah Nolan, Yvonne Hennebry, Ciara Byrne, Aleisha Furlong and Katie Murphy: under-13 Mixed Lucy Kehoe, Donna Delahunty, Darragh Kehoe, Sean Fitzpatrick, Anna Jevens and Ryan Whelan; under-15 Mixed Sophie Codd, Katie Whelan, Shane Kehoe, Daire Rochford, Conal Kervick and Claudia O'Neill: under-16 Boys Peter Rodgers, John Kehoe, Oran Ffrench and Cian Wickham. Silver medal winners were under-10 60mH Ella Doyle, 100m Oscar Redmond; under-12 100m Leah Nolan under-14 80mH Katie Whelan, 800m Tobias Redmond and under-16 200m Cian Wickham. Bronze medal winners were under-eight 60m Oisin Harte; under-10 60mH Tadhg Doyle: under-14 100m Lucy Kehoe; under-16 100m Daire Rochford and 800m Conal Kervick. Other athletes to reach their respective finals were under-eight Evelyn Dunne, Ava Kehoe, Filip Rydzewski, PJ Breen under-10 Caoimhe Carty, Maura Doyle, Dylan Carr and under-12 Emer Kervick.

Well done to all involved.

Bree AC

The Leinster Team Event was held in Tullamore on June Bank Holiday Monday and Bree Athletic Club was represented by five teams in this event. In this competition, two athletes of each team compete in four events plus a relay. Gold medal winners were the under-nine team of Maura Doyle, Ciara Laffan, Lea Bolger and Sophie Chapman: under-11 team of Abbie Doyle, Gracie Kehoe, Katie Doyle and Joanne Chapman and the under-12 team of Robbie Chapman, Sean Rowley, Ryan Whelan and Shane Doran. Silver medal winners were the under-15 team of Sophie Codd, Katie Whelan, Donna Delahunty and Agata Farioli Vecchioli. The under-nine Boys team were unlucky to finish in fourth place as they were in a medal position before the relays. Members were Jayden Kenny, Conn Fraser, Charlie Kehoe and Piers Hogan.

Last weekend Bree AC athletes returned to Tullamore for the U9-13 Leinster Championships for what was again a very successful outing for the club. Medal winners were under-nine Ciara Laffan and Maura Doyle first 300m; under-10 Katie Doyle and Johanna Chapman second LJ, third 500m; under-11 Abbie Doyle and Gracie Kehoe first 60m; under-12 Sean Rowley first 60mH (CBP), third 60m: Shane Doran second HJ, third 60mH; Master: Neasa Gately (M1) third Javelin; Olwin Gately (M2) third Javelin: Myriam Gately (M3) third Javelin and Thomas Loonam (M1) third Discus, SP. Congratulations to all involved. This weekend the under-14-19 athletes will be in action in Tullamore.

MR OIL CO 'B' CHAMPIONSHIPS: The County 'B' Championships took place in Enniscorthy Hub on Friday, June 3, where all seventeen Bree AC athletes won medals in relays as well as a number of individual placings. Under-nine Sophie Chapman third 60m, Jayden Kenny first LJ, second 60m, Conn Fraser first 300m: under-10 John Asple James third 300m: under-11 Cillian Dempsey first 60m, LJ, Dylan Carr third LJ: under-12 Yvonne Hennebry first 60m, Jay Hogan first 60m, LJ: under-13 Leah Nolan third 60m. In the Mixed Relays Bree won the U9, second in the under-13 and third in the under-11. Other relay medal winners were under-nine Piers Hogan, Jack Browne, Erin Ryan and Lara Donegan under-10 Clodagh Dempsey under-11 Aoibhe Donegan, Emily Dunne and Daniel Chapman. Well done to all involved.


Emma Heffernan 10K

The Remember Emma Heffernan 10K will take place on Saturday, July 2, at 4 p.m. starting at the GAA, pitch in Oylegate and registration from 2 p.m. Registration fee costs €15 and is available to register on go as well as on the day, all proceeds will go to the Jack and Jill Foundation in memory of baby Emma.

church Fund raising

Tickets will be on sale shortly to help fund repairs to the gable end of the church. Tickets are €10 with first prize of €500, second prize €300, third prize €200. Volunteers will be calling to all the houses in the community over the next few weeks. Thank you in advance as we need your support.

Patron Day

This year's Patron day will be held on Sunday the June the 26th starting in the new Graveyard. Teas will be available in the Old school centre proceeds going towards the centre and the Village renewal group. Anyone wishing to donate cakes etc. can leave them in the centre after any of the Masses. The draw in aid of the church Renovations will take place in the centre at 5 p.m. on Patron Evening.

Community Games

The very best of luck to Philip Cullen, Katie Doran, Aoife Doran, Miacha Connelly, Shane Doran and Zoe Kelly who will compete in this Saturday's County Community Games finals in the Hub in Enniscorthy.

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