Saturday 21 September 2019

Around the Districts



Mary Jo's have topped the table and have reached the semi-final stage in the Junior section of the South East Skittles League.

The team, consisting of Jim (G) Byrne, Ray Colfer, Pat Hogan, Stuart Duggan and Aoife Duggan are due to play Gusserane, while close neighbours and rivals Micko's are playing Murphy's (Colfers). The semi-final games are being played in Paul Morrissey's Bar - Cassagh on Sunday, August 7, at 7 p.m. with the finals taking place in Carrig-on-Bannow Handball Alley on Sunday, August 14, at 6 p.m. Best of luck to all teams involved.


Gratitude is extended to all who visited Jackie Power's garden party, it was a great success raising €432 - for Down Syndrome Wexford. A big thank you to all the friends and neighbours who helped out and baked the delicious cakes and goodies for the day. Many thanks from Jackie and Davy.


The Ardkandrisk Patron will take place on Sunday, August 14, at 2.30 p.m. followed by Carrig at 3 p.m.


Tara Villa Childcare, Barntown, are now taking names for the ECCE scheme for September 2016 onwards. For further enquiries please contact us at Tara Villa Childcare at 053 9120066 or 087 4476858.


Club lotto Numbers drawn on Wednesday, July 27: 1, 5, 24, 25. There was no jackpot winner and three match-three winners: Nigel and Marion Morrissey, Ger Reilly, Shane and Joanne Browne. Jackpot remains at €10,000. Reserve jackpot is €8,600 the next draw will be in Declan's on Wednesday, August 10.

CAMOGIE club news

Our under-14 camogie team put in a gritty performance last Sunday to book a premier Co final spot when they defeated Kilrush by two points in extra time. Well done players mentors and supporters who certainly got their money's worth on the day.

Congratulations to Emma Kiely, Róisín Cooney, Clodagh Jackman and the Wexford Minor camogie team on their Leinster semi-final victory over Kilkenny on Friday evening in Thomastown 1-17 to 2-10. They have now booked a Leinster Final meeting with Offaly at the end of the month.

Good luck to our Junior camogie team who play Marshalstown on Tuesday evening and to our under-16 camogie team who play St Ibar's away on Thursday evening.

IT'S A GIRL: Congratulations to under-14 camogie manager Georgina, her husband Chris and new big sister Grace on the birth of our newest camogie player - little baby Charlotte, on Friday.


A cloud has been cast over the Glynn/Killurin area with the sad news of the passing of our dear friend Deirdre Barron, following an illness borne with great dignity and grace.

Wife of clubman Toss, Deirdre was a proud and loving mother to Tomás, Colm, Katie and Amy and a great friend to many including Glynn-Barntown GAA, camogie and Ladies' Football clubs, remaining a camogie club committee member till the time of her passing. She was always first on hand to help out at club events and up till recently was a constant presence on various sidelines. Like her husband and four kids she had even been known to tog out in the green and blue jersey on many occasions over the years.

Deirdre was a lady of compassion and patience with only kind words for others, attributes which made her invaluable in her job as an SNA in Glynn NS where she was dearly loved. She was a quiet, easygoing character who always looked on the bright side of life. Her contribution to parish life was immeasurable but she was first and foremost a loving wife and mother and a much loved and valued friend.

We extend our deepest sympathies to Toss, Tomás, Colm, Katie and Amy and the Barron and Curtis families. Deirdre's passing leaves a huge void but as the saying goes 'our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we have touched'. We are all the richer for having known her. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.


Hard luck to our under-10 hurlers who went all the way to the Cup Final on Saturday in the 11-a-side Martin Codd Memorial Tournament in Rathnure to lose out to Tullogher-Rosbercon by just two points. Well done to Rathnure on a well organised, enjoyable day, congratulations to cup winners Tullogher-Rosbercon and great credit to the 11 boys and their mentors Barry and Pascal who represented Glynn-Barntown GAA Club so well on the day.

The under-12 Green and Blue Teams performed well on Tuesday evening in Killurin both coming out on top against both Naomh Eanna teams in football. Next up is St Martin's in football and then they're off to represent Club and County in North Antrim's Festival of Hurling.

Our under-14 hurlers faced a strong Bunclody outfit on Saturday morning but had to settle for second place on this occasion despite a much better second half performance. Hard luck to our Minor Hurlers who were beatenby Fethard on Monday evening away.

Good luck to the under-16 hurlers who play Faythe Harriers on Monday evening in Pairc Charman.


Our Senior footballers had a vital one point victory over Starlights in Wexford Park on Sunday in championship. With the help of a strong breeze our men were six points up at the interval yet despite two second half goals from Nigel Usher and Craig Doyle, our opposition - assisted by the wind - chipped away at the score and there was widespread relief as the final whistle sounded and Glynn-Barntown took the win.

Our under-21 hurlers began their 2016 championship campaign on Tuesday evening when they played Oulart the Ballagh in Killurin. Despite leading their visitors by six points in the second half, our lads let them back into the game and the sides were level at full-time. Ten minutes aside in extra time still couldn't separate the teams and they finished up on 2-12 apiece with a replay fixed for Tuesday, August 9, in Oulart.

ladies football

Well done to our under-10 ladies' football team who finished the 2016 league campaign undefeated with a win over Blackwater on Friday evening. Hard luck to our under-12 Blue ladies' football team who were narrowly defeated on Sunday morning by Davidstown by a late goal.

Well done also to our under-14 Green Ladies' football team who had a comfortable win over Clonard on Sunday morning and now qualify for a Division two League semi-final.


A fun blitz day will be held on Sunday, August 28, in Glynn-Barntown GAA grounds and will involve teams from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. involving underage teams from Coiste na nÓg, camogie and Ladies' Football club. More info next week.


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



Sr. Gertrude White (formely Cousinstown) died, aged 94 in the Presentation Convent in Jammu, India and was buried there last Wednesday (August 3). Mass for the repose of her soul will be celebrated in Tomhaggard church on Saturday, August 13, at 7.30 p.m.

Alzheimer's Thank You

A big thank you to all who attended and contributed to the Alzheimer's coffee morning held in Kilmore Community Hall in June. €684.50 has been lodged to the Alzheimer's Association for use in Co. Wexford and this is greatly appreciated. Thank you also to everyone who helped out in any way.

Active retirement

The South East Region Summer gathering will take place in the Ashdown Park Hotel on Wednesday, August 17, at 1 p.m. Three course meal, music and dancing fee €17:00. Please contact Sheamus immediately if interested.

Kilmore Fest celebration of our Senior Citizens will hold a meal on Monday, August 15. Those wishing to attend contact Sheamus as soon as possible. Ten-Pin Bowling in Leisuremax on Mondays at 10.30 a.m., All Welcome.

Spud Fest

Kilmore Village Spud Fest is taking place from Friday, August 12, to Monday, August 15, with fun guaranteed for all ages. On Friday 12th we have the Opening Parade at 7.30 p.m. in Kilmore village followed by a free Kiddies Disco Party in the festival marquee (expect some traffic delays 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.);

On Saturday 13th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there is a Car Boot, Van and Stall Sale in the village car park - cars €5, van or stall €10 contact Helen 086 2665149 for details; photographic and local artist exhibition in village hall; Saturday night - Party in the Pairc from 7 p.m. till late - music, food and bar in festival marquee featuring the Rob Strong Band, Soul Trek and the Funk Generation, and the Gentlemen Callers - only €5;

On Sunday 14th we have the Traditional Festival field day with kiddies races, face painting, tea rooms and cake sale, bouncy castles, Tug of War Titans, barbecue, steam engines, pony rides and much more - admission free. On Monday 15th there is a Party Evening for Seniors and Active Retired from our parish.

Thank you to all our volunteers and generous sponsors. Funds from our events will go to Wexford Hospice Homecare, Kilmore Quay RNLI, and a contribution to Christmas lighting for Kilmore village. Fun weekend for all

Car Boot/Van/Stall Sale

As part of Kilmore Village Spud Fest weekend from August 12 to August 15, we are holding a Car Boot, Van, or Stand Sale on Saturday, August 13, in the Car-Park in Kilmore Village from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cars only €10 Van or Stand only €15. For further information contact Helen at 086 2665149.

Kilmore United

Our club will be holding a registration evening for all players boys and girls aged between 6-15 this Wednesday August 10 in our new clubrooms from 6.30-8.30. We've more under-age teams entered into the leagues than ever before with boys team in every age group from under-nine to under-16 so there will be plenty of game time for everyone.

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players were one of the main acts who took part in the variety concert in Our Lady's Island community centre on Saturday, July 30, as part of the Leo Carthy weekend and what a brilliant night of entertainment it was. Well done to the committee for organising such a great weekend and to all the performers/acts who took part in the concert. A special mention to our group member and Leos son Seán for all his hard work in making sure the night was a success.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to David Cousins Ballask Kilmore and Lisa Moriarty from Galway who got married last Friday in Galway. David is son of Mary and Peter. We wish this couple many happy years of married life to gether.

Wedding Anniversaries

Congratulations to Ann and John Fortune Ringbawn Kilmore who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last week. Also congratulations to Paula and Philip Hore Mounteaton who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. We wish both couples many more happy years of married life.

e-Business plc course

There are a limited number of places left on the PLC course in e-Business at Bridgetown College. For further information check our website, brochure or phone 053 9135257. Places filled on a first come, first served basis, no previous knowledge required, mature learners welcome.



The weekly winner of Split the Pot was Adrian Meyler winning €1,056. Ticket was bought in Centra Trinity St. Draw takes place each Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Be in to win.

Community Centre

Bingo - Mondays 8-10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points.

Taekwon-Do - Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.

Forever Fit - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.

Mother and Toddler - Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details - call 053 9139328 or email Visit


Camross ICA

Congratulations to Mary Kelly who was competing in the Regional final of the Aldi brown bread competition which took place recently in An Grianan. Mary got through to the all-Ireland semi-finals which will be held at the National Ploughing championships in September. Up Camross.

Did you know? The ICA is a non-religious, non-sectarian and non-party political group of ladies who love making new friends. So why don't you join us? We are now taking our summer break for the months of July and August.

Our next meeting will be held in Camross Hall on September 5 at 8 p.m. We will resume our activity programme with a game of bingo. The competition will be specified closer to the date. The Camross Guild hope to see familiar and new faces back in September.

community games

Best of luck to our two qualifiers who will represent Taghmon and Wexford at the national finals in Athlone over the next two weekends. Phillip Doyle, Barry's Cross, is taking part in the under-10 handwriting competition and Aisling Kelly, Harveystown, is competing in the under-14 long jump. It's a great achievement to get to this far and represent your county. Well done.

gaa club notes

Our Intermediate footballers had a good win in the championship over the weekend beating St Joseph's 0-12 to 0-11, this win ensures a quarter final spot with one game to play. Next weekend we play St James in the Hurling championship on Sunday, August 14, in New Ross at 5.45 p.m.

Hard luck to our under-21 hurlers who were beaten by the Harriers in the quarter final of the hurling championship last week by 4-09 to 1-10. Next up will be the under-21 football in a few weeks time.

Our Club lotto takes place this Tuesday night August 9, when the jackpot will be €4,100. Please have your tickets in the centre at 7.30 p.m.

coiste na nog

The under-8 football team have an away match v St James on Tuesday evening at 6.15 p.m.

Under-10s played Sarsfield away last Friday evening in a very evenly matched game. There was a lot of fine performances with some great scores kicked. They have a home game v Clongeen on Friday evening. under-12s are out on Tuesday evening with an away game v St Mary's Rosslare at 7.15 p.m.

Well done to the minor hurling team who had a one point victory over St Anne's last Wednesday evening in Rathangan.

history society

At the last meeting of Taghmon History Society on July 25, tributes were paid to the late Pat Codd R.I.P., who was a valued member of the committee. The meeting was then then adjourned as a mark of respect.

The decicated group of people who have helped record our history since the foundation of Taghmon Hisory Sociaty is getting a bit thin on the ground. If you feel you can make a contribution, either as a writer or committee member, we would like to hear from you. Please contact secretary Nuala Carroll at 053 9134222 or any other committee member, the names of which can be found in the journal.

A trip on the Galley in New Ross, with afternoon tea and a visit to the Ros Tapestry, is planned for August 17. Anyone who is interested in going on the trip should contact Nuala.


local link bus service

A service is available from Mayglass, Ballycogley, Tomhaggard, Tacumshane, Our Lady's Island, Carne and Broadway areas every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to Wexford.

Local Link drivers will collect you and take you to Killinick to connect with Local Link Wexford's Route 387 to Wexford at 11 a.m.

Passengers return on Route 387 leaving at 2.35 p.m. from Redmond Square and will be met in Killinick and returned to their homes. Please book by contacting the office. The buses are fully accessible.

In addition to this service there is a service on Wednesday which arrives in Wexford at 1.30 p.m. and departs again at 4.45 p.m.

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