Thursday 18 January 2018

Around the Districts

Pupils from Castlebridge National School who made their First Holy Communion in the local church.
Pupils from Castlebridge National School who made their First Holy Communion in the local church.


Parish lotto Results

Lotto results for June 8: no jackpot winner; fourteen match-three winners receive €46 each. Winning numbers were 8, 17. 21 and 26. Jackpot for June 15 is €8,550. Seller of winning jackpot ticket will receive €855. Tickets are €1.50 at the Parish Office. 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 the Parish Office to have it arranged.

church notes

Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from five to 5.45 p.m.

Acorn Shop in the Parish Office: Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday 2 to 5 p.m.

Holy Family Playschool

Pre-school places available for children between the age of 3 and 5. Free Pre-school year scheme and affordable child care available. For more information contact Mark Kelly at 053 9123672 or e mail Limited places available.


Our annual barbecue will take place on Wednesday, June 22, in Ballinesker at De Paulos at 1 p.m. Next general meeting in Clonard on June 29 at 2.30 p.m. New members welcome. Phone 087 6094587 for further details.

Clonard GAA

A big thank you to all the under-10 kids and parents who played and supported the teams on Saturday, June 4, at the hurling on the quay initiative. Congratulation to Edel Dodd, winner of the €100 shopping voucher in Pettitt's Draw on Saturday, a big thank you to Pettitt's SuperValu and to everyone who supported the draw.

Underage training continues on Tuesday evenings for under-6s, under-8s, under-10s and under-12s from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Thursday evening training for under-12s and Friday evening training for under-10s from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Training Saturday morning for Under-6s and under-8s 10.30 a.m. - midday

Congratulations to Eileen Frayne on winning €281 in last week's Split the Pot. Seller this week was Stephen Miller and also Congratulations to Shirley Murphy on winning €252 in this week's Split the Pot. Seller this week Bobby Murphy (under-six player). A big thank you to all who supported us this week and thank you to all our sellers.

Ladies gaa

Clonard Ladies would like to invite you to help them win €1,000 in Lidl Whitemill Clonard, these much needed funds will directly benefit Clonard Ladies Club, as they cater for up to 100 members which includes eight teams from age six to Senior Adult level. Clonard Ladies invite shoppers to nominate Clonard Ladies Gaelic Football Club to be in with a chance of receiving the cash with the overall winners being decided based on who receives the most nominations. This fantastic initiative has commenced now till July.

Clonard underage girls would like to invite family, friends and supporters to their Family Fun Quiz night on Wednesday 29th at 7 p.m., a table for four is €12, a great night of fun is promised for all.

The Clonard GAA summer camp will be held from August 2 to August 5, cost €35 per child which includes a half zip top, shorts and socks, forms will be available at training, hurry as places are filling up fast.

Our Senior women played a great game away where they secured the three points V Clongeen last Wednesday, next game V St jame's. under-14 girls will play away to Adamstown tonight Tuesday at 7.30 p.m., girls please meet at church at 6.30 p.m. Next under-12 game at home on Tuesday 28th V St James. A Foundation Coaching Course will be held on Saturday, July 2, any parents wishing to attend please ask for details.

Best of luck to Clonards/Wexford Goalie Natasha Nelly Walsh and her county teammates as they play in the semi-final of the TG4 Leinster Intermediate Championship V/Louth on Sunday. Best of luck to our under-16 girls Allanah Anglim, Lauren Roche and Hollie Sinnott as they head off to Limerick to play with the Gaynor Cup squad.

Clonard ladies are looking forward to supporting our girls in Scoile Mhuire who will be taking part in the school production of the Lion King this week. Well done to all our exam girls with clonard and volunteers looking forward to seeing you all back at training next week.

Clonard Ladies are recruiting new members age 6+, the underage FUN training times are Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information please contact Suzanne at 086 6063488.

Over the Water

Summer Solstice walk

The Hope Cancer Support Centre will hold their annual Summer Solstice 5K walk and Ceremony of Light and Healing at Curracloe beach this evening, Tuesday, June 21, at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited along to be part of this very special ceremony and to enjoy a peaceful and serene walk on this beautiful beach.

The Hope Cancer Support Centre would like to invite all to their Garden Tea Party which will be held in their centre at Weafer Street, Enniscorthy on Sunday, June 26, from one - 4 p.m where you will get the opportunity to look around at their premises and enjoy some refreshments and music in their beautiful garden. They look forward to meeting you and sharing this special 'open day' with you all. Admission is free.

Lotto results

Results of the Curracloe United Development lotto for Sunday, June 12, were as follows: the numbers drawn were 1, 12, 15 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and two match-three winners who each received €75, Stan, Danielle and Clara O'Leary, Curracloe and Eileen Murphy, Riverglen, Curracloe. The weekly draw takes place every Sunday night at 9 p.m. and tickets are available locally from committee members.

ICA news

There was great excitement in Bree last week when Castlebridge ICA Guild (which is little over a year reformed) won the overall first prize in the 'special cccasion' table competition, with second place going to the Maudlins and third to Oylegate Guild. The participants were asked to design a table exhibiting five items, a poster, a report, floral arrangement, sugarcraft and decorative eggs. Castlebridge won first prize in two other sections, first in the Sugarcraft cake and first with their poster.

The event was held in Bree community centre and hosted by Bree Guild, where Catherine Dunleavy, who is a Bree member and Arts and Crafts Officer with Wexford Federation, ran a well organised competition. The local Guild also laid on a wonderful salad supper and a spectacular array of cakes and buns and members of the ICA guilds entertained with sketches, recitations, songs and music. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.

Community Games

The local Community Games camogie team played hosts to a team from Glenmore/Tullogher-Rosbercon, Co. Kilkenny in the second round of the Leinster team events on Sunday evening last in Hollymount.

Having come through the first round to Carlow, the team were feeling buoyed up and ready for action. Kilkenny settled quickly into the match and put a point over the bar after about five minutes and had a few near misses at goal too. Wexford got into their stride and replied with a fine goal and minutes later added another goal and a point. They added another goal in this half to leave the half time score 3-1 to 0-4 in favour of Wexford.

Kilkenny meant business in the second half and with just a minute or two gone sent the ball to the back of the net and minutes later added another goal to see the sides level for the first time in the match. Wexford scored a fine goal from a free but Kilkenny equalised yet again minutes later. Kilkenny piled on the pressure and had a great spell for the next 10 minutes or so and Wexford were playing catch-up. Kilkenny took the game on a final scoreline of 6-5 to 4-1. We wish them well in the Leinster semi-finals and finals which will be held in Carlow on Saturday, July 2.

The local committee wish to thank most sincerely Eamonn Mernagh and Patricia Fielding and all associated with the team for all their help in putting the panel together and competing so well in the competition. The panel of players consisted of Loren Doyle, Amy O'Connor, Hannah Mernagh, Nicole Harding-Kenny, Ciara Banville, Hannah Hearne, Leah Scallan, Kelly-Ann Dempsey, Caoimhe Parker, Orla Redmond, Andrea Fielding, Rioghna Hourihane, Sinéad Banville, Mai Ling Tynan.

Curracloe school news

On Wednesday of last week, fifth and sixth class pupils had a great day at Kilkenny Activity Centre where they enjoyed Splat Ball and completed an assault course, followed by a trip to McDonalds for lunch.

On Thursday the children from first to fourth classes travelled to Wicklow where they visited the historic gaol and Powerscourt Waterfall. On the way home they stopped off in Pirates Cove for Crazy Golf. The Infants visited Blackwater Open farm on Friday. All the children thoroughly enjoyed their days out and as usual were very well behaved. Thanks to the parents who went along to help out.

On Friday Fr Kelly celebrated the Graduation Mass for the sixth class pupils and certificates were also awarded. We wish them every success in their transition to secondary school. They are an excellent group of children and will be missed by all the staff in the school.


We extend our condolences to the family of the late Bridget (Bridie) Somers (née Lyndon) Ballymore house, Screen, who died on Saturday last, June 18. Pre-deceased by her husband Eddie, she is survived by her daughters Marie, Christine, Theresa and Carmel, grand-children, sisters Mairead and Eileen, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, relatives and friends. Her brother Willie pre-deceased her a couple of weeks ago. Her remains were removed to Screen church on Sunday evening last and burial took place to Screen cemetery after Requiem Mass on Monday at midday. RIP.

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