Monday 23 October 2017

Around the Districts

Peg Dunne and Margaret Fitzpatrick at the launch of Carmel Harrington's new book 'The Things I Should Have Told You' at the Book Centre.
Peg Dunne and Margaret Fitzpatrick at the launch of Carmel Harrington's new book 'The Things I Should Have Told You' at the Book Centre.



The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, September 23, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Catering on Friday, September 23, will be: Liz Furlong, Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney; on Friday, September 30, will be Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond and Mary Furlong; on Friday, October 7, will be Cait Bradley, Josephine Hendrick, May Larkin and Betty O'Shea.

Card winners on Friday, September 9, were: John Furlong, Jim Wickham, Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Matt O'Neill and Séamus Joyce.

Clothing Collection

Adamstown NS parents' association are holding a Clothing Collection on Thursday, September 29, outside the school in the morning. If you have any unwanted adult, children's clothes, shoes (tied together) hats, belts, teddies. Mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras in a separate bag.

Junior B hurling win

John Connors finished with a flourish as his cracking goal one minute from the end of normal time produced a dramatic single point victory for his side Adamstown, who overcome a stubborn and resilient Geraldine O'Hanrahans side in this hugely entertaining New Ross District Junior B hurling championship final played at Cushinstown on Saturday, September 10.

Though playing against the breeze on the resumption it was a Shane Bradley point that extended his sides lead, but it was Geraldine O'Hanrahans who went on to hit a real purple patch leading to a Nikes point followed by a tremendous Furlong goal from a acute angle. When Dave Purcell and Kyle Grangell tagged on further points they looked comfortable leading 2-6 to 0-8 at the end of the third quarter.

The tempo of the Adamstown play was increased with John Connors pointing three frees, followed by points from Shane Bradley and Mark Dunphy, giving the game a dramatic transformation for they now lead 0-13 to 2-6 with five minutes remaining. Geraldine O'Hanrahans responded to the challenge bouncing back points from Nikes and Dave Purcell, leaving them leading 2-8 to 0-13, with two minutes remaining. Then came Connors dramatic late goal which signalled Adamstown celebrations on the final whistle. Team: Paul Cooper, James Furlong, Liam McDonald, Michael Doran, Mosey Delaney, Colm Boland, Pat Delaney, James Delaney (0-1) Padge Wickham, Shane Bradley (0-2) John Connors (1-8, seven frees, 0-1, 65) Shane White, Ian Stafford, Tommy Furlong, Padge Kavanagh (0-1). Subs: Mick Foley for Pat Delaney, Mark Dunphy (0-1) for Tommy Furlong.

Athletic Club News

Last Sunday, September 11, we held our ninth annual Open Cross Country. It was another successful day with athletes from 30 different clubs competing from Wexford, Wicklow, Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny. It was a windy day but the sun shone down on all the athletes competing.

The first race of the day was the Girls and Boys Tiny Tots race with Aine Crean leading the way to finish in first place and Sinéad Duffy, Grace White and Bobby O'Shea all competing, running in their first Cross Country race. There were 33 athletes in the under-nine Girls 500m and representing Adamstown AC were Katelyn O'Shea and Millie Thorpe, while Riain O'Shea ran in the under-nine Boys 500m. Well done to all three athletes competing in their first Cross Country race.

We had three athletes running in the Boys under-10 1000m with all three finishing in medal positions, well done to Ross English, Watt Crean and Jack O'Shea. Grainne English ran a great race to finish in fifth position in the under-11 Girls 1000m. There was an excellent performance by Niamh English who finished second in the under-12 Girls 1500m, with Isobel English also finishing in the top 10 in this race, followed by Ciara Mooney and Kate Long.

Well done to Katie English who finished seventh in the under-13 Girls 2000m and Aoibhinn Crean finishing in fifth place in the under-14 Girls 2000m with Ella English finishing in the top 10 also in this race. Ben and Robert Wall ran a great race with Ben finishing in third place and Ben finishing in sixth place in the under-13 Boys 1500m. Mairead Crean had an excellent performance finishing first in the Girls under-16 3000m race with Sonia Mooney finishing in sixth place. Well done to Annalise Crean and Triona Mooney finishing second and third respectively in the Junior Ladies 3000m. Well done to Marie Mooney who ran in the Senior Ladies 3000m and finished in eighth position.

Well done to all our athletes on their great performances in their first event of the Cross Country season with most of them bringing home their first medal of the season also. We would like to thank everyone that helped to make this event such a success.

We would like to thank Stuart and Gavin Rothwell for the use of their land and Fr Nolan for the parking. We would like to thank all the workers on the day, the men parking cars, the women at the gate, the women working in the shop, the track markers and all the people who helped out on the field, especially those from other clubs.

Thanks to our Sponsors and anyone that contributed or made buns/sandwiches. Thanks to the men who helped to clean and restore the field on Monday. A special thanks to all our athletes that competed on the day. This was a really enjoyable and successful event for all involved.


John and Breda Whelan would like to thank you for your generous support for our 'Coffee Day' in aid of the Wexford Hospice Home Care. €800 was raised on the day.

Castle Vintage Club

The Dick Williams Memorial tractor run is being held on Sunday, October 2, leaving Taghmon Community Centre at 11 a.m. Spot prizes on the day include three 2-night weekends away.


Lotto Results

Lotto Results for Wednesday, September 14: winning numbers 1, 10, 23, 25; no jackpot winner. 11 match-three winners each receive €59 each: Michael Murphy; Peter Walsh; Mary Cleary; Josie Waters; Laura Doyle; D. Mooney; Caroline Murphy; Séamus Thomas; Peter O'Connell; Susan Doyle; Mary Whitney.

Jackpot for Wednesday, September 21, is €17,000. Tickets are €1.50 at the Parish Office or any promotor. Lottery 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. Results available on or Facebook

Church news

Grandparents Mass: This will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 20, at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served in the Shamrock Room after Mass.

Stepping Out to Secondary school: There will be a Service at 7.30 p.m. in Clonard Church on Thursday, September 22, for all those who have started Secondary School. Family and friends also welcome.

Clonard GAA

Congratulations to Andy Doyle on winning €301 in this week's split-the-pot. Seller this week was Aidan Gilbert. Thank you to all who supported us this week and to all of our sellers. Next week's envelopes are on sale now; your continued support is appreciated.

Hard luck to our under-12 Footballers who lost in the B Shield Final in Ferns recently. Clonard under-8s played against town rivals St Mary's of Maudlintown in a home game in Coolcotts. Clonard and St Mary's fielded two 11-a-side teams against each other in what were good competitive sporting games. In one of the games the Clonard blues were score for score against the red and white all the way. In the other game St Mary's started stronger in the first part of the game before Clonard óg got going and matched their rivals.

Irish Dancing

Irish dance classes with the Walsh School Of Irish Dancing have resumed in Clonard Community Centre. Children's classes on Tuesdays, Adult/Children classes on Monday afternoons four to 5.30 p.m. Adult classes on Tuesday nights 8.30 to 10 p.m. Beginners and Advanced classes. No pressure put on children to take part in competitions or to have expensive costumes. Enquirers: 053 9123691/087 2387806. E mail:

Set Dancing Classes

Set dancing classes resume on Monday, September 26, in Clonard Community Centre at 8.30 p.m.

svp Bric-a-Brac

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold a furniture and Bric-a-Brac sale in St Michael's hall, Thomas Street on Friday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

AA Open Public Meeting

An Open Public Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will take place in St. Michaels Hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Friday September 30 at 8.30 p.m. This meeting is open to all and will include speakers from AA and Al-Anon.

The purpose is to provide information to individuals and/or their families who are concerned about the impact that alcohol is having on their lives. The meeting will conclude with refreshments , tea and coffee.

Details of AA meetings in Ireland can be found on or by phone at 01 8420700.


Drama table quiz

Camross Drama Group will hold a table quiz in Rochford's Lounge, Camross on this Friday, September 23, at 8.30 p.m. in aid of Post Polio Support Group Ireland. Table of four, €20. Lots of prizes, raffle and spots.

Dancing at Camross

The Oct dance will be held on Friday, October 7, in Camross Ballroom with music by Peter Burke. Peter proved to be a huge hit on his last visit to Camross. Admission is €8 including refreshments. Dancing 10 p.m. till midnight.

Grand Variety Concert

Sarah Murphy, who recently launched her music career, will open the Grand Variety Concert which will be held in Camross Hall on this Sunday night, September 25, at 8 p.m. This is a concert not to be missed as there will be a feast of music, song, dance, recitation and comedy provided by All Star performers. Admission including the Tea €10.

Taghmon AC

Very well done to our athletes who competed in the Adamstown open cross country day: Kayleigh Butler. Darragh Goff. Chloe Goff. Katie Peilow. Louise Hanlon. Irene Hanlon. James Hanlon. Joe Hanlon. Sarah Codd. Ben O'Toole. Chloe O'Toole. Mark Banville. Aisling Kelly. There was a number of medals won on the day. Congratulations to everyone who competed.

Castle Vintage Club

The Dick Williams Memorial tractor run is being held on Sunday, October 2, leaving Taghmon Community Centre at 11 a.m. Spot prizes on the day include three 2-night weekends away.


Thank you to the Local Community for all your support for the Currach Exhibition which took place on Wednesday, September 14, in the Men's Shed. A video that was shown at the event can be viewed on You Tube the link is on our Facebook page.

Upcoming Courses - If you are interested in the following courses, due to start soon, please contact the Taghmon Family Resource Centre: Anxiety/Stress Management Course.

Worklinks Programme (Calling Jobseekers between 18 and 35 - If you are interested in two mornings a week with a varied practical and interesting training programme including accredited and non-accredited modules - QQ1 Level four Personal and interpersonal skills, QQ1 Level four Work Placement and Computer/IT Skills starting on Tuesday, September 27).

Calling all knitters and crocheters - We are setting up a Knitting and Crochet Club in Taghmon FRC. Please contact the Taghmon Family Resource Centre for more information at 053 9134465 or email

gga club notes

Our Intermediate Hurling team had a great win in the quarter final of the championship over the weekend, beating St Patrick's 2-21 to 2-12, we are now in the Co semi-final where we will play Fethard in two weeks time.

Next weekend our intermediate football team play Ferns in the Co semi-final in Wexford Park, on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m., so get your colours on and come on out and support your team.

The club lotto is on this Tuesday night in the centre; the jackpot will be €5000, sellers please have your tickets in the centre at 7.30 p.m.

coiste na nog

The under-8 and under-9 football team travelled to Mount Sion GAA grounds, Waterford, on Saturday morning to participate in the annual Roanmore Charity Blitz, both teams played three matches and all performed well on the day. They were presented with medals after the games by two of the Waterford under-21 all-Ireland champions. A great morning was enjoyed by all.

Coiste na nÓg are running a fundraiser Gala concert in the Spiegeltent on Wexford Quay on Monday, October 17.A great night is guaranteed with 10 top acts from around the Wexford area performing on the night. We would hope parents would support this fundraiser while also enjoy a great night of entertainment. All money raised go towards the running of the underage club. Tickets are €10 each and are available from all club managers, they will also be on sale in the community centre from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 23, and Friday, September 30.

AA Open Public Meeting

An Open Public Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will take place in St Michael's hall, Thomas Street, Wexford on Friday, September 30, at 8.30 p.m. This meeting is open to all and will include speakers from AA and Al-Anon.

Details of AA meetings in Ireland can be found on or by phone at 01 8420700.

Wexford People