Wednesday 24 January 2018

Around the Districts



The weekly'30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, June 24, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Catering on Friday, June 24, will be: Brigid Boland, Edel English and Fiona Power. On Friday July July 1 will be: Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O'Rourke and Elizabeth Greene. On Fri eighth will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen N Walsh, Eileen J Walsh and Denise Carthy Walsh. On Friday, July 15, will be: Martina McCarthy, Ann French, Kathleen Flood and Pauline Kavanagh. On Friday, July 22, will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong.

Card winners on Friday, June 10, were: Betty O'Shea, Kay Whelan, James Hendrick, Mick Bolger, Michael Kavanagh, Pat Ryan, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Seamus Joyce and Sean Cullen.

Adamstown lotto

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday, June 10, were 1, 10, 16 and 24. There was no jackpot winner, the following two players matched three numbers and each got €100 each, Pauline Kavanagh Oldcourt, Emma Doyle Woodview Drive. The next draw takes place on Friday 24th at the Card game in the Community Centre. Keep on buying the tickets and supporting your local parish and local clubs.

Historical Society

Garden Show draw winners on Sunday, June 12, first prize €100 - Nell Delaney, one Fairfield's Close. Second prize €50 - Brian Kirwan, Barrack Road, Adamstown, third prize €25 - Pete Walsh, Camross, 4th prize €50 Garden Voucher - Dickie Purcell, Raheenduff, Adamstown, fifth prize €25 Garden Voucher - Kathleen O'Connor, Misterin, Adamstown. Donated by Coollaught Garden Centre. Many thanks to all who bought tickets for the draw, and who supported the Garden Show, it was very much appreciated.

Marathon Joe and Kay

Joe and Kay Regan who celebrated their 80th birthdays this year, Joe February 24 and Kay March 18. They got a fantastic reception when they crossed the finish line holding hands in the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon recently.

Cork was Joe's 29th Marathon but for Kay it was her 113 run over 26.2 miles distance. Kay won numerous titles and is current Irish women's marathon record holder for 60, 65, 70 and 75 age groups. Galway man Joe and Kay née O'Brien hails from Tomgarrow, Adamstown married in England 1959. We wish continued success to this happy couple.

Adamstown Show

The 69th annual Agricultural, Horticultural, Trade and Vintage show will be held in Adamstown on Saturday, July 2, stating at 10 a.m. There is something for everyone to enjoy. For trade stand phone Eunan Flood 087 6143207, Hunt Chase ring Martin Marshall 086 8551804, Vintage ring Pat Roche 087 2132547 for schedules and all details ring Kay McCabe 086 3388319 (Hon Sec), Show Jumping Sec Patrice Byrne 087 6166926. Dog show is at 2 p.m., refreshments served all day.


Adamstown athletes were in flying form over the last two weekends, Friday, June 5, saw our younger athletes out in force at the County B championships, 19 athletes competed with each one bring home at least one medal.

Competing were Aine Crean, Kate Whelan, Rosin McGabhainn, Clodagh Crean, Ciara Mooney, Niamh English, James Furlong Colum Martin, Riain O'Shea, Daniel Murphy, Ross English, Stephen Power, Jack O'Shea, Grainne English, Rosin Colfer, Aoife McCabe and Megan Martin, individual results will be published later. On Saturday five athletes represented their schools in the All-Ireland Schools, what is regarding in athletics as the blue chip event for juvenile event in track and field.

Marguerite Furlong was in exceptional form to take gold in the Intermediate Girls Shot Putt and Discus, throwing against girls at least two years her elder, Ryan Carthy Walsh on a role of good performances, took gold in the Intermediate Boys High Jump, Joe Mooney honoured himself with a silver competing in the Senior Boys 3k Walk making his mark as the second fastest walking schoolboy. Grace Cloney new to the triple jump, leaped her way to bronze while Kate Jackman also out of age finished ninth in the Javelin.

Our five young teams travelled to Tullamore bank holiday Monday, Girls under-11, Girls 12, Girls under-15, Boys under-10 and Boys under-13, all athletes competed with great effort and ambition, we had quite a few individual wins and teams were place in top four coming into relay, but unfortunately didn't medal.

Our young athletes again travelled to Tullamore for Leinster Pairs and under-12 and 13 Leinster championships on Saturday, June 11, best on the day was Katie English who finished fourth under-13 Javelin and qualified for All-Ireland in July, Ross English and Stephen Power put up a fine performance in the Long Jump to finish fifth Pair out of 28 pairs and Ciara Mooney got herself to the finals of the shot putt under-12 girls finishing a credible sixth.

Sunday 12th saw a split in the camp when all athletes competed for their area in the Community Games representing Adamstown, Newbawn/Raheen and Bree. Medal winners were Mairead Crean first under-16 Girls 1500m, Marguerite Furlong first under-16 Discus, Sonia Mooney second under-16 7k Marathon, Luke Byrne second under-16 800m, Cormac Byrne second under-14 Javelin, Tadagh McDonald third under-14 Long Jump, Katie English third under-14 Javelin, Niamh English third under-12 girls 600m.

Joe Mooney and Ryan Carthy Walsh travelled to Santry to compete with the County Wexford National League team, Joe was first in 3k Walk, Ryan was first in High Jump, both boys adding maximum points for their county team. County Wexford team after day one are currently leading the table. It's been a busy but very enjoyable time in the athletic club and we wish out athletes continued success for the season ahead.

Good Wishes

Our prayers and good wishes to Mrs Evelyn Cullen who is ill at this time. Evelyn and her late husband MJ very generously donated the ground for the new cemetery.

1916 Commemoration

Adamstown Ladies' Football and GAA clubs issue an open invitation to every household in the area to our 1916 Commemoration and Social Evening on Saturday, June 25, at Adamstown GAA pitch, when we will celebrate the playing of Gaelic Games in the Newbawn, Raheen and Adamstown areas.

Our activities commence at 5 p.m. sharp with our 1916 commemoration which includes unveiling our 1916 proclamation stone kindly donated by Wexford County Council. Admittance is free and refreshments will be served. Come along everyone welcome, meet your neighbours and make new friends. Hope to see you all there.


Bree United barbecue

Bree United FC will be hosting a Golden Goal competition along with a barbecue in Byrnes of Bree on this Wednesday, June 22, when Ireland is playing. 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.

ICA News

Congratulations to Breda Cahill who won an Irish Scholarship to Donegal for her essay entitled 'Comoradh' (celebration) on the role of Irish Women in the 1916 Rising. The scholarship is sponsored by Gael Linn. Breda was presented with her award in Athlone at the ICA National AGM. The next meeting of the Guild will be this Tuesday night, June 21, at 8 p.m. in Bree Community Centre. All are most welcome especially new members.

Adoration Anniversary

Mass in Bree on this Saturday, June 25, will be offered to mark the first Anniversary of the Eucharistic Adoration Group in the church. All parishioners are invited to attend and their will be tea and refreshments in the Parochial House afterwards.

Collection thanks

A big thank you from Group 94 to all those who gave generously at the recent Church Gate Collection in aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. The total donated €507.65. This money will help bring a young person with special needs to Lourdes.

Bree Youth Club

Although the Youth Club year has concluded for the summer holidays members of Bree Youth Club still have events, competitions and trips to look forward to. Fifteen members of the club will represent the club and county at the National Youth Games being held in the University of Limerick on July 3.

The under-18 soccer team of Chris Byrne, Aaron Murphy, Enda Minogue, Nick Doyle, Dean Doyle, Shane Fenlon and Peter Kelly will endeavour to bring national honours home to Bree while in the table quiz competition the under-18 team of Owen Sherlock, Lorraine Windsor, Sarah Phelan and Colm Parnell and the under-15 team of Sarah and Mary Byrne, Emily Jordan and Peter Rodgers will pitch their brains against teams from as far afield as Donegal and Kerry in their bid to bring gold back to Bree. We wish them all much success.

Plans are currently being finalised for the senior trip to Carlingford Adventure Centre. Over 60 club members, accompanied by leaders, will spend the weekend of July 15 to July 17, enjoying water and land based activities ranging from kayaking and canoeing to rock-climbing and zorbing. As this is the first time the club has taken members away on an overnight trip there will be a meeting for all members travelling to Carlingford and their parents on Monday, July 4, in Bree Community Centre beginning at 8 p.m. It is imperative that all involved attend this important meeting.

Bree AC

The Leinster under-14-19 Championships were held in Tullamore last weekend and Bree AC was represented by five athletes. A total of eight gold medals and two silver medals were won by those involved. Sophie McCabe won gold in the under-19 200m, 400m and Triple Jump and won silver in the under-19 Long Jump: Aoife Cloke Rochford won gold in the under-18 100m Hurdles, 100m and 200m; Katie Whelan won gold in the 80m and 200m and Sophie Codd won silver in the under-15 80m Hurdles. Olivia Howe reached the finals in both the under-17 100m and 200m. Congratulations to all involved. Next outing for the club will be the National Finals in Tullamore in July.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the sons, family, relations and friends of Carmel Kirwan, Borrmount who died recently.

Bree School Extension

Congratulations to all those involved with Bree National School on the official opening and blessing of their new extension by Bishop Denis Brennan last Friday.

Edermine Ferry Rowing Club

The first regatta is only two weeks away, anybody intending to compete should attend training regularly, training for Junior and Seniors Monday and Friday's 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.,Seniors and under-18s only Wednesday 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Let's make this the best season ever for Edermine Ferry.

All new members are welcome. Rowing is a great way to get fit and meet people, give it a try. Membership and availability forms for regattas should now also be returned.

Well done to all our crews who recently competed in the Ocean to City race in Cork.



First Friends Daycare, Glynn now taking bookings for September. Also this year we will be running a summer camp for the first three weeks in July. For further information, please contact Marian at 087 2332133.


Gymstars Gymnastic Club, Knockeen, Barntown will be running two summer camps. The camps will consist of Trampet work, Floor work, Vault, Beam, Air Track and much more. It will be specially designed to suit all the different abilities from the beginner to the advanced. First Camp starts Monday, July 11, second Camp starts Tuesday, August 2. Both camps run for four Days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Joanne at 087 9475977. Beginners welcome.


The Glynn Tractor Run takes place on July 3, leaving the village at 1 p.m. Registration from midday to 1 p.m. Cost is €20 to enter the run.


Well done to our under-14 Green camogie team who defeated St Martin's in Piercestown on Tuesday evening in championship - good preparation for their Féile runners up blitz on Saturday where they had a great day in Dublin. Having defeated Kilmacud Crokes 3-3 to 3-1 in their opening group game, they went on to beat Ballinora from Cork 2-4 to 0-6. This put the girls into the semi-final in the afternoon. Their opposition were Carnmore of Galway and unfortunately the girls bowed out at this stage on a scoreline of 1-3 to 0-1 having played very well.

They can hold their heads high for representing club and county so well (Ballinora - defeated by our girls in the group stages - went on to win the final). Thanks to all the dedicated mentors and to the parents who were on hand to support. Thanks to the camogie club for its contribution towards bus and refreshments on the homeward journey.

Congratulations to the Glynn-Barntown contingent - midfielder Emma Walsh, panellist Aoife Sheil and trainer Alan Stafford on the Wexford Senior camogie win over Limerick in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the All-Ireland championship. They face Offaly in Birr next weekend and we wish them all the best in that game.


On Sunday morning our under-6 boys travelled to Rathgarogue-Cushinstown GAA Club to take part in a blitz there. The children played three great games and were delighted with their medals. Thanks to the very patient and committed mentors and parents who supported the team and also to the hosts Rathgarogue-Cushinstown for their hospitality.

Our under-9 and under-10 footballers played a game each on Friday evening in Killurin against two Duffry Rovers outfits - both club teams worked hard and were committed in their play.

Our under-12 Green boys football team defeated Shelmaliers 4-5 to 1-6 in Killurin on Tuesday evening while the Blue team were on the losing end v a second Shelmaliers team.

Our under-14 boys footballers suffered a loss at the hands of the Shelmaliers on Thursday evening. The same boys travelled to Tipperary on Saturday to take part in the Féile hurling runners up blitz and having won one game and lost one they needed to win their final group game in order to qualify for a semi-final. Unfortunately they were beaten in the last game by a strong First Divison team from Cork - St Finbar's. Hard luck boys but well done for representing club and county with pride. Thanks to all the mentors who continue to work so hard with the lads and the parents who came along to support. Thanks to the club for its contribution towards the bus and refreshments


Hard luck to the Rackard League hurlers from Barntown NS who lost their Co final on Wednesday evening in Innovate Wexford Park to Kilrush by a mere two points. The boys were five points down at the interval and this slipped to an eight point gap midway through the second half but two well taken goals closed this gap considerably. However time unfortunately ran out before they could seal the clincher and Kilrush lifted the cup. The Barntown boys must be commended for their 'never say die 'attitude and the great achievement in reaching the final.


Our Junior hurlers played Kilmore on Tuesday evening away but were unfortunately beaten. Our Senior footballers travelled to Castletown on Friday evening to play the home side in the ACFL but suffered defeat on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-09.


The club lotto numbers drawn on Wednesday, June 15, were 10, 26, 27 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. There were two match-three winners: Eunan Doyle/Tony Butler and Jim McGovern. The next draw is in Declan's on Wednesday, June 29. The jackpot remains at €10,000 while the reserve jackpot is now €8,000.

Ladies football

Our under-14 ladies Blue football team lost out to Slaney Gaels by two points on Thursday evening. In a tough match our girls could have been more clinical in the first half when they were on top. Slaney Gaels stormed ahead in the second half till Amy Berry scored the goal of the year so far to produce a very tight finish. Well done to all.

On Friday evening it was the turn of the Junior Ladies' footballers who took on Crossabeg-Ballymurn in Killurin. Unfortunately luck was not on their side on this occasion and the visitors came away with a comfortable win.

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