Wednesday 18 September 2019

Around the Districts

Isabel Wilde and Aoife Walsh enjoying the Kellogg's Cúl Camp at Glynn/Barntown GAA grounds.
Isabel Wilde and Aoife Walsh enjoying the Kellogg's Cúl Camp at Glynn/Barntown GAA grounds.


GAA Club meeting

Adamstown GAA Club are holding an information meeting on Thursday, July 21, at 9 p.m. in Adamstown community centre to discuss the proposed purchase of land and its development.


The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, July 22, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Catering on Friday, July 22, will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong. Catering on Friday, 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; on Friday, August 12, will be: Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan and Bessie Fortune.

Card winners on Friday, July 8, were: Tom Rochford, John Murphy, Seamus Joyce, John Nolan, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Bess Wickham and Mary Jackman.

Adamstown lotto

The winning numbers in the lottery on Friday, July 8, were 1, 9, 21 and 30. There was no jackpot winner, the following six players matched three numbers and each got €35. Tommy McLoughlin c/o Paul Cullen, Daire Barron, The Leap; Bobby English, Tinnecarrig; Michael Bolger, Misterin; Jack Redmond, Misterin; William Kilmartin, Greystones. The next draw takes place in the Community Centre on Friday, July 22, for a jackpot of €12,000. Do keep on buying the tickets and supporting your local clubs and parish.


The entire community of Adamstown and surrounds were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Robert Barron, Lexlip, Co Kildare recently. Robert formerly from the Leap, Adamstown was in his early fifties and had been seriously ill for some months.

To his wife Aine, son Colm and daughters Ruth and Eabha, brother John, sisters Ann and Brigid, mother in law Maura Finn, our deepest sympathy is sent. To his many relatives and friends in the area and the extended Barron and Finn families our sympathy also.

Roberts's funeral Mass was celebrated in St Abban's Church. May he rest in peace. The family are very grateful for the prayers offered up for Robert during his illness.

Show a great success

The annual Adamstown Show was a great success this year and the committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all who supported, all those who helped on the day, to the landowners and to the very generous sponsors. Thanks to the ladies committee who prepared the food and beverages, to both Coláiste Abbain and the primary school for the use of their premises. To all who took part in the numerous classes throughout the show. We look forward to seeing you again next year for our 70th Show.

fundraising night

Bank Holiday Sunday, July 31, in Brad Og's Bar, Adamstown starting at 9 p.m. is a fun night of fundraising for Trace Missing Persons Ireland. €5 entrance fee, with a door prize. Impersonator - Stormer. Live auction - a painter, carpenter and a tiler, all being auctioned off for two days work and a window cleaner. Tony Davis is getting his head shaved, raffle, fantastic prizes including a live Turkey. There is also a DJ for the night. Your support would be much appreciated.

Mass at St Abban's Well

Our annual Mass will take place Sunday, July 24. Mass will commence at 10.30. Weather permitting.

Harvest Festival Meeting

A meeting of the Harvest Festival Committee will take place this Thursday, July 21, in the Community Centre at 8.30 p.m. and all members are asked to please attend, new members are very welcome.


Parish lotto Results

Lotto results for Wednesday, July 13: winning numbers 13, 23, 27 and 30; no jackpot winner; eight match-three winners each receive €81 each: Valerie Foley, 49 Pinewood; Jimmy Goodison, 123 Belvedere Grove; Josefin Larssen, 22 Whiterock Crescent; L. Larrissy, c/o Bingo; A. Tormey, c/o Seller; Rose Carroll, c/o Seller; F. Tierney, 148 Liam Mellows Park, and Eileen Paige, c/o Seller.

Jackpot for Wednesday, July 20, is €11,800. Tickets are €1.50 at the Parish Office or any promotor. 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 news

Coffee morning: As part of the Diocesan celebrations for the Jubilee Year Of Mercy Bishop Denis Brennan is hosting a coffee morning in aid of the Bobleo Disabled Children's Home in Kenya in the Bishop's House, Summerhill, Wexford, on Thursday, July 21, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Fr Leo Staples, the founder of the children's home will be present.

Thank you: Family Carers Ireland would like to thank most sincerely everyone who donated to our recent Church Gate Collection. The amount raised was €250. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated.

Clothes Collection

There is a clothes collection in aid of Friends of Calcutta [CHY No. 13218] on Friday, July 22, collecting Church car park from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All items of clothing, footwear, bedsheets, and curtains in any condition most welcome. Your tremendous support last year funded a wonderful sporting and cultural weekend for 1200 children. All enquiries to Michael Hopkins 087 9073074.

Active Retirement

Our outing to Curraghmore Estate is on Wednesday, July 20. Bus leaves Clonard at 11 a.m. sharp. Dinner in Waterford at 5 p.m. on return journey. Final arrangements for our Autumn break to Ennis in September will be made at the next general meeting on Wednesday, July 27. WEXARA phone number 087 6094587.

Clonard GAA

Well done to all the Clonard under-10s who had a good hurling work out in Glynn-Barntown with the Glynn-Barntown players on Sunday morning. It was a good opportunity to play with and against some very good players. The blues are back training on Tuesday with an away football game on Friday vs St Mary's of Rosslare. We need all players to be practising at home and to be at training to continue our progress. Clonard under-eights played out two exciting games vs Glynn-Barntown in both hurling and football recently. All four games ended in high scoring draws.

Congratulations to Mags Carty on winning €285 in this week's split-the-pot. Seller this week was Sharky's Takeaway Coolcotts. A big thank you to all who supported us this week and thank you to all our sellers. Next week's envelopes are on sale now, your continued support would be greatly appreciated.


FUN DAY postponed

The Ladies' Football Club Family Fun Day scheduled for July 24 has been postponed due to the All-Ireland Hurling Quarter Final between Wexford and Waterford new date soon


Come along to the Ferrycarrig Regatta which takes place on Sunday, July 24. Lots of entertainment for all the family including Duck Racing. Burgers and Cakes on sale and also fresh strawberries with chocolate sauce and cream. We look forward to seeing you there.


The Chairperson and the Committee of Glynn Community Hall would like to thank all who attended the recent Tractor Run which was held in aid of the Community Hall. Gratitude is also extended to the Marshals and the Sponsors and the ladies who provided refreshments. Many thanks also to Tom Sweeney and Martin Lawlor for parking the tractors and to anyone else who helped in any way. It was very much appreciated.


Tara Villa Childcare, Barntown, are now taking names for the ECCE scheme for September 2016 onwards. There are only four ECCE places available. For further enquiries please contact us at Tara Villa Childcare at 053 9120066 or 087 4476 858.


Gymstars Gymnastic Club, Knockeen, Barntown now taking booking for second summer camp. The camp 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. Camp starts Tuesday, August 2, and runs for four Days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Joanne at 087 9475 977. Beginners welcome.


Our Senior camogie team unfortunately came up short in their recent championship match v St Martin's. The girls struggled to score despite long patches of dominance in the game and were defeated on this occasion.

Hard luck also to our under-16 camogie girls who lost out to Oulart the Ballagh on Wednesday evening in Oulart.

Well done to the U.8 camogie girls who played in a blitz in Ballygarret on Saturday morning getting into their final and winning four goals to 3.

Our under-10 Green camogie team played at home to the Rapparees this week. What a game to watch. Every player gave 100% and with their superb skills and teamwork, Glynn-Barntown emerged the winners.

Well done to the Glynn-Barntown under-10 Blue camogie team who had a great win this week against Monageer. Well done girls.


Everyone in Glynn-Barntown camogie and GAA club joins together in wishing club camogie player Bridget Doyle and clubman John Walsh all the very best of luck, health and happiness as they exchange their vows later in the week.


Well done to our under-11s who took part in a massive blitz recently in the Halo Tiles Centre of Excellence in Ferns.


Club lotto Numbers Wednesday, July 13: numbers 1, 7, 16, 27. No jackpot winner. Seven match-three winners: Toirleach Leacy, Colm Neville, Johnny McDonald, Darren Hayes, Gus Huzzar, Barry Doyle Snr, Anne Marie and Eoin Riordan. Jackpot remains at €10,000. Reserve jackpot is now €8,400. Next draw is in Marty's on Wednesday, July 27.


Congratulations to Emmet and Dillon Cousins, both recently made the leap from swimming in Leinster to qualifying for Irish age group Division two swimming. Adam Mahon also qualified, putting in some marvellous PB performances at the championships held in Limerick. Well done.

Best wishes to the Glynn-Barntown Irish Division one swimmers heading off to the Championships later this month, Matthew Arthur, Cameron Steel, Eoghan Mahon, Georgina Steel and Stuart Vaughan. Anyone wishing to join Wexford Swimming Club when the new season starts in September, can find details on their website, new members of all abilities are always welcome.


Well done Denis Miculescu, who recently earned a place on the Irish under-16 Water polo panel, well deserved and fingers crossed he will be picked for the Irish team in the near future.


Glynn/Barntown siblings Cameron and Georgina Steel will represent Ireland, at the World Lifesaving Championships in the Netherlands in September. Georgina making her debut on the Irish junior team and Cameron pulling on the Irish togs for the fourth time on the senior team. Eoghan Mahon from Barntown missed out on a place on the team, but has been named as a reserve for the junior boys team. A massive well done and we wish everyone in Wexford surf lifesaving all the best, as they spend the rest of the summer training for up coming National and International competitions. Thanks to all the lifesaving coaches and swim coaches Mary and Mariusz in the swim club for helping them get there.


Wexford will be sending a junior team to the club championships in the Netherlands the following week, with lifesavers from across the County. Corey and Eoghan Mahon will represent Barntown on the Wexford team. There are various fundraising events being held, to help these athletes in the costs of these trips and we are asking you to support these events in anyway you can.

There is a 4km sea swim in Courtown on Sunday, July 24, and starting the week of July 25 there will be a Bondi style surf rescue fun camp for children on Curracloe beach, contact Colette 086 3527292 if you want to sponsor us, help out or join in, you can see Wexford Water Safety website for more details on any of these events. Thank you for supporting these fundraisers.


Congratulations to Brendan Smith on a brilliant performance winning a Bronze medal at the European youth kettlebell lifting championships in Latvia at the Weekend. All the hard work and training paying off, thanks to coach Mick Kelly and team mates at Total fitness systems in Westpoint.


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

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