Tuesday 17 September 2019

Around the Districts

Alannah Lacey and Ella Byrne were enjoying the sunshine at the Cleariestown Field Day on Sunday.
Alannah Lacey and Ella Byrne were enjoying the sunshine at the Cleariestown Field Day on Sunday.



The weekly '30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, July 8, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Catering on Friday, July 8, will be: Catherine Walsh, Eileen N Walsh, Eileen J Walsh and Denise Carthy Walsh. On Friday the 15th JUly will be: Martina McCarthy, Ann French, Kathleen Flood and Pauline Kavanagh. On Friday, July 22, will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong. On July 29 will be: Marian Kelly, Catherine L Kelly, Catherine J Kelly and Mary Fortune. On Friday, August 5, will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton and Bernie Conway.

Card winners on Friday, June 24, were: Paddy Furlong, Seamus Wickham, Tom Rochford, Patsy Byrne, Seamus Joyce, Mick Finn, Nick Doyle and Andy Reville. All players send good wishes for a speedy recovery to Kate Power.

Adamstown Lotto

The winning numbers in the lotto draw on Friday, June 24, were: 3-4-8-28. There was no jackpot winner, the following three players matched 3 numbers, Eileen Walsh C/O Mossie, Ben Doyle C/O A&M Hardware and Ger Mernagh, Horetown. The next draw takes place on Friday, July 8, in the Community Centre during the card game for a jackpot of €11,700. Keep on supporting your local clubs and committee and maybe you could walk away with a nice win.

Graduation Mass

On Monday last, June 27, in St Abban's Church 6th class students from Adamstown N.S held their Graduation Mass celebrated by Fr Nolan P.P. Although it is an exciting time for these young people it is also a sad time as they say goodbye to their friends of the past eight years.

Many thanks to Fr Nolan, teacher Ms Caroline Delaney, Acting Principal Mrs Jennifer Carroll for their words of wisdom and support, and the parents for this lovely occasion. We wish them all the best as they go on to Secondary School - Cormac, Kate, Lauren, Ellen, Tiernan, Laura, Ella, Tomas, Tadhg, Gavin, Adam, Darren, Daniel, Lasairiona, Alannah, Cian and Conor.

A huge thanks to the Parents Association for providing the lovely food for the children and parents/grandparents afterwards in the school, it was really appreciated.


Well done to Marguerite Furlong who was competing in the Tailteann Games last weekend. She was 2nd in both the Shot Putt and 2nd in the Discus and will now go on to represent Ireland at the Schools International in Kent on July 16. A great achievement Marguerite and best of luck for the Schools International.

LIDLand your gaa club

Supermarket giant LIDL is calling on people across Wexford to nominate their local clubs for the chance to win a share of €145,000. Until July 19, the retailer will run their Lidl LGFA Club competition in stores nationwide which will give 145 clubs the opportunity to win some cash. Customers will be offered a nomination care at the till with every purchase and asked to cast their vote and the club which receives the most votes will win €1,000. Clubs will also have the chance to scoop three additional €5,000 prizes on it Facebook page. In total €160,000 will be donated by Lidl to clubs across the country as part of the competition, which comes under the supermarkets #SeriousSupport campaign.


The Community of Adamstown send our condolences to Jim Moran, Lambstown, Killurin on the death of his wife Dolores who died on June 13. Dolores was born in Woodstock, Capetown, South Africa.

Many children from the Adamstown area will remember with fondness of her as county manager for Wexford in the national finals in Mosney every year. This was a great high light for her, she looked forward been with the children and also spending time meeting old friends and making new friends from various parts of the county. Sympathy to her son Jason, who was a member of Adamstown snooker club for many years.

During the funeral mass, members of Wexford Community Games as well as family friends took the reading, prayers of the faithful and brought gifts to the altar.Wexford President Margaret McDermott paid tribute to Dolores and a special memory of her. She said Dolores had two families - her beloved James and son Jason, and Community Games. We will miss you, she said, and to James and Jason, her surviving sister and her extended family, we share your loss too.

A guard of honour taken Wexford Community Games accompanied the hearse on its short journey to the cemetery. Rest in peace Dolores.

Mass at St Abbans Well

Our annual Mass is scheduled for Sunday, July 24. Mass will commence at 10.30 a.m.. A word of thanks to Danny and Mary Doyle, Glenour and family for their ongoing support for this event and their wonderful hospitality.


Clerical Changes

Bishop Brennan has announced clerical changes in the diocese to take effect on the weekend of August 6. Fr Robert McGuire will transfer to Caroreigh and be replaced by Fr Ken Quinn, currently Chaplain in Wexford Hospital. Fr Robert has given three years of diligent and committed service to the parish as curate in Galbally and Ballyhogue. He is wished every blessing, good wish and happiness for his future ministry in Caroreigh.

Clonmore Church Fete

A fundraising Church Fete in aid of Clonmore Church will be held at the home of Gerald and Kathy Dunne, Merton on Sunday next, July 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be lots of attractions for everyone with a country produce and plants stall, bottle stall, crazy golf, raffle, cake stall and teas/coffees €3. All support would be greatly appreciated and all are most welcome.

'Seisiun' returns

The Comhaltas Seisiún Sessions, in association with Celtic Roots, return to Bree Community Centre on Tuesday night next, July 12 and continue weekly on Tuesday nights at 8.30 p.m. for the months of July and August. Each Session begins with the serving of scones and tea or coffee followed by a full programme of Music, Song, Dance and Storytelling. Cost is €10 for adults with concessions for large groups and children. For bookings and further details contact 087 7535354.

Patron Dates

Ballybrennan Patron will be held on Friday evening, July 15, at 7.30 p.m. Bree Patron is on Sunday, August 14, commencing in Clonmore Cemetery at 1.30 p.m., following onto the New Cemetery at 2 p.m. and then the Old Cemetery and concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the church.

Cemetery Path Tenders

At a recent meeting of the Parish Cemetery Committee, it was decided to put a concrete path on the upper side of the new Cemetery in Bree. Anyone interested in tendering for the job is asked to contact the Parish Office at 053 9247613 or 087 2491460 for further information.

Parks Tennis Camps

Parks Tennis Camps are back in Bree again for ages five to 17 years. Racquets and balls are supplied if necessary. Camp will run from Monday to Friday for four weeks starting July 4. Children can pick and choose weeks if necessary and a different rate will be applied. Camps last for one hour per age group with registration on July 4.

For more information and questions call or text Shonagh at 087 2508698.

Bree AC

The U9-11 National Athletic Championships were held in Tullamore on Sunday last with good showings for six young athletes. Joanne Chapman and Katie Doyle were the bronze medal winners in the under-10 Long Jump with a combined jump of 7.12m. Abbie Doyle and Gracie Kehoe were unlucky to finish in fourth place by 0.05 sec and Maura Doyle and Ciara Laffan finished seventh in the under-9 300m.

The under-9 relay of Maura Doyle, Ciara Laffan, Chloe Casey and Sophie Chapman won bronze medals while the under-11 relay of Abbie Doyle, Gracie Kehoe, Katie Doyle and Joanne Chapman were unlucky to finish in fourth place. Katie Whelan was the club's only representative in the National Combined Events where she finished fifth.

At the National Junior and under-23 Championships on Saturday last, Elaine McCabe returned to athletics to win the under-23 3000m Steeplechase while her sister Sophie was second in the Junior Triple Jump. Elizabeth Egan was third in the 3000m Steeplechase at the National Senior Championships in Santry recently. Best of luck to the under-12-19 athletes competing in National Finals this weekend.

Training continues on Monday and Wednesday evenings for Bree AC members and those who qualified for National Community Games Finals. Little Athletics has finished for the summer season.



Please join us in congratulating Chloe Casey (Gold) U.8 60mtr. sprint. Lèa Bolger (Gold) U.8 80mtr. sprint. Layla Stafford (Silver) and Rachel Whelan (Bronze) under-10 200mtr race. Ailbhe White (Bronze) under-12 100mtr sprint. Emma Dempsey (Gold) under-14 Long Puck. Corben Brown (4th) under-14 Long Jump. Aisling Comiskey (4th) under-14 Shot Putt. Ryan Kehoe (Bronze) under-16 seven km marathon. All their hard work paid off yesterday. Best of luck to Léa, Chloe and Emma in Athlone at the National Finals.


Local ladies Mary Dempsey and Bernie Broaders are holding a car boot sale in aid of Barntown Church. Donations of Bric-a-brac and clothes (in good condition) will be accepted at the parish office after 7 p.m. Mass on Saturday, July 09, and after both Masses - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday morning, July 10. Watch this space for further details of the event.


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 9475 977. Beginners welcome.


Our Senior camogie team were unfortunately defeated by Oulart-the-Ballagh in championship on Monday evening in Killurin. The girls will rally now for their final group game against St Martin's on July 11.

Hard luck to our Junior B camogie team who lost their League final on Tuesday evening to Marshalstown 3-10 to 2-6. The girls trailed 2-6 to 0-3 at half time thanks to two pointed frees from Cora Doyle and a point from Debbie Fitzharris but really attacked the second half and with two goals from placed balls from the on target Cora (1 penalty, one 21 yd free) and a further three points also from Cora the gap was closed significantly. The opposition upped it a gear however and pulled away to take the victory.

Commiserations also to our under-16 camogie team who were beaten by St Martin's in Killurin on Wednesday evening but battled to the final whistle.

Well done to the U.8 camogie girls who played St Mary's Rosslare on Saturday morning in Tagoat fielding two teams who both played brilliantly.

Hard luck to the Glynn-Barntown contingent of Emma Sweeney, Cora Doyle and Aisling Halligan and selector Ger Sweeney and the Wexford under-16 camogie team who travelled to Dublin on Sunday to take on Galway in first round of the All-Ireland series but were unfortunately overcome 6-13 to 3-12.

Well done also to Emma Walsh and Aoife Sheil and the Wexford Senior camogie team who defeated Waterford in the All-Ireland championship on Saturday in Walsh Park 3-12 to 1-11.

Hard luck to Clodagh Jackman, Patrice O'Gorman and Emma Kiely and the Wexford Intermediate camogie team who travelled to Antrim to take their camogie team on also on Saturday in the All-Ireland championship but were beaten 4-16 to 2-11.


Well done to our under-16 footballers who resumed their championship with a good win over St Martin's on Monday evening in Killurin 3-4 to 1-7.

Both our under-12 teams defeated two Buffers Alley teams at home on Tuesday evening.

Our under-10s played host to three teams from St Vincent's who travelled down on Saturday for friendly hurling and football matches where the high standards were enjoyed by the spectators. Thanks to our visitors, to all the mentors for their continued hard work and to the parents who provided refreshments on the day.

Our under-14 hurlers had a comfortable win over Monageer on Thursday evening.

Hard luck to Ger Dempsey and the Wexford Minor hurlers who lost their Leinster Final on Sunday in Croke Park to Dublin.


Both our Senior and Junior footballers had league wins over the weekend - the Seniors defeated Starlights on Friday by a point while the Juniors claimed victory over Rathgarogue-Cushinstown on Saturday evening.

Well done to Gary Moore and the Wexford Intermediate hurlers who booked a Leinster Final place with a win over Galway this week.

Well done also to Mark Fanning back between the posts, Gary Moore and the Wexford Senior hurlers who defeated Offaly in Innovate Wexford Park in the All-Ireland championship qualifiers 1-21 to 1-13 on Saturday last.


Club lotto Winning numbers Wednesday, June 29, were 6, 10, 13 and 18. No jackpot winner. Seven match-three winners - Janet Fitzharris, Lisa Maher, David Ferriter, Seán Carmody, Ger Walsh and Glynn-Barntown camogie club. The jackpot remains at €10,000. Reserve jackpot is €8,200. The next draw is in Mary Jo's on Wednesday, July 13.

Ladies football

Hard luck to our Minor ladies' footballers who lost out on a semi-final spot when they were defeated by St Fintan's on Sunday evening in Killurin.


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

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