Thursday 14 December 2017

Around the Districts

Catriona Bolger and Eileen Cullen enjoying their night out at the Wexford Style fashion show in Wexford County Council offices on Saturday.
Catriona Bolger and Eileen Cullen enjoying their night out at the Wexford Style fashion show in Wexford County Council offices on Saturday.



The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, October 7, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Catering on Friday 7th will be Cait Bradley, Josephine Hendrick, May Larkin and Betty O'Shea; catering on Friday, October 14, will be Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen and Lorna Komsa; on Friday, October 21, will be Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy and Denise Harler.

Card winners on Friday, September 23, were Michael Kavanagh, Pat Ryan, Séamus Joyce, Bridie Dillon, Nicky Doyle and Andy Reville.

Historical Society

The AGM of the Clonroche Historical Society will be held on Wednesday night, October 12, at 8.30 p.m. in the Community Centre in Clonroche. Tom McDonald will give a lecture on the Strawberry Fare in Enniscorthy.


Our condolences to Ann, Paddy Foley and family, The Leap, Adamstown. Michael O'Brien and family, Templeshelin, Adamstown on the death of Josie Doyle, Rathfarnham Dublin in her 93rd year, and was formally from Adamstown.

She was buried in Rathfarnham on Saturday, September 24, after mass in the local church. Sympathy also to her extended family and friends. May she rest in peace.


Congratulations to Stephen O'Shea and Geraldine Thorpe, Glenour Adamstown on the occasion of their marriage in St Abban's Church on Friday, September 23. Wishing them many years of health and happiness.


Congratulations to Ashleigh O'Gorman and Brian Murphy on the occasion of their marriage in St Abban's Church on Thursday, September 22. Ashleigh is a granddaughter of the late Seán and Josie O'Gorman, The Barricks. Wishing them many years of health and happiness.


Our sympathy to JJ Wickham Raheen and Maurice Wickham Caim on the death of their father Jack Wickham formally of Misterin. Jacks funeral Mass took place in Caim on Thursday, September 29, buried afterwards in Adamstown cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Harvest Ploughing

The results from the recent Harvest ploughing: two furrow mounted - 1. Nick Cullen 2. Eamon White 3. Aidan O'Neill. Single Furrow - 1. Dave Levingstone 2. Phil Jackman 3. Mogue Curtis. Winner of Pat Byrne Trophy Dave Levingstone. Winner of Byrne Bros Trophy Aidan O'Neill.

Shamrock Vintage Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, October 4, at 9 p.m. and the first Tuesday each month from now on.



A massive thank you to everyone who supported the recently held coffee morning in Sycamore House, Killurin, in aid of Hospice. The total amount raised was a staggering €2,300. Well done to all.


Glynn-Barntown Tennis Club held their annual prize giving night in the Sycamore House Killurin recently and a great night was had by all. We'd like to thank Declan and Mary for their hospitality on the night and Whitford Hotel for sponsoring our draw. Here is a list of finalists and winners for the last year.

Autumn/winter league 2015 - Intermediate Singles Winner: Noel Mccarthy. Runner Up: Aisling Ferriter. Senior Singles Winner: Liam Kehoe. Runner Up: Seán Sexton. Intermediate Doubles Winners: Edel Glowatz and Charlotte O'Keeffe. Runners Up: Aisling Ferriter and Catherine McCarthy. Senior Doubles Winners: Liam Kehoe and Catherine Creane. Runners Up: John Byrne and Deirdre Wilde.

Spring league 2016 - Intermediate Doubles Winner: Mo O'Brien and Noel McCarthy. Runners up: Aisling Ferriter and Anne Woodbyrne. Senior Doubles Winners: Lily Rowe and Seán Sexton. Runners Up: Jane O'Shea and John Byrne. Championship Intermediate Singles Winner: Aisling Ferriter. Runners Up: Noel McCarthy. Senior Singles Winner: John Byrne. Runners up: Liam Kehoe. Intermediate Doubles Winners: Gaby Gurdak and Charlotte O'Keeffe. Runners up: Catherine and Noel McCarthy. Senior Doubles Winners: Seán Sexton and Tess Morrissey. Runners up: Liam Kehoe and Nigel Morrissey


A free talk will be given on 'Understanding and Responding to Childhood Anxiety' in Barntown school on Wednesday, October 5, at 7.30 p.m. Parents, guardians and the wider community are all welcome to attend.


A word of thanks from Fr John: Just a short note of gratitude to the many who helped out in recent months and facilitated with what was quite an extensive break spent ministering in the USA and in the Holy Land. The break allowed me to recharge the batteries and to renew myself somewhat after 25 years of priesthood. Hopefully the relaxation and renewal will bring new focus as we set about completing the body of work that is before us in Barntown. The hurling wall is now almost complete, infra-structure seems to be in place and we now need to concentrate on removing the debt and freeing up money that will allow us to develop as a parish.

Cleaning rota: The rota is available at the back of the church. You are invited to join the team that keeps the church looking so well.


The use of the hall in Glynn is for all parishioners, however, for insurance purposes the hall must be booked in advance of use. Please contact Martina at 086 1661283 to arrange bookings.


Pongo will be held on the first Monday of the month in the kitchen of Glynn Hall. The first game kicks off on Monday, November 7, at 8 p.m.


This year's Glynn Christmas Bazaar will be held on Sunday, December 11, after 10 o'clock mass. Please start putting any bric-a-brac you have may have aside. This is a annual fundraiser for the upkeep of the hall and your support on the day will be much appreciated.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the Murphy family, Rowestown, Barntown on the recent passing of their beloved Husband and Father Paddy (Murphy). Paddy was brought to his resting place in Barntown Cemetery on Friday morning last where a large crowd had gathered to pay their respects and bid him a final farewell. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Mary and children Tom, Danny, Pat, Joe, Myles, Marion, Betty, Maggie, Tina and Sinéad. Also in our thoughts at this time are the late Anthony and Eamon. Rest in Peace.


Both our Green and Blue under-12 teams and our White under-10 team played their camogie Co. finals on Saturday morning in the Ferns Centre of Excellence. Our Green team put in a fantastic performance against Kilrush leading for much of the game but were defeated in the final moments while the Blue team thrilled their supporters with a superb win. The under-10s showed great determination to earn a draw in their final.

Our Senior camogie team play Ferns in the Senior B Co final next Saturday in Bellefield at 2 p.m. Please support the girls in their final game of the season.


The under-nines and under-10s played great games v Bannow-Ballymitty on Sunday morning and now begin their O'Brien's Londis winter Hurling League on Friday, October 7. Details on club Facebook page and on the website.

Our under-14 boys were unlucky to be defeated in the under-14 Football Division one Shield Final after extra time by Ballinastragh Gaels on a scoreline of 5-7 to 5-3.

Hard luck to our minor footballers who put in a strong performance against St Martin's in the Premier football semi-final in Tagoat on Saturday morning. The opposition had the benefit of a strong breeze in the opening half and went into the interval four points up 0-6 to 0-2 with our two points coming from placed balls by Michael Carroll.

In the second half despite an early 1-1 from St Martin's the Glynn-Barntown lads worked extremely hard and a heavy tackle on Dylan Lyne awarded us a penalty which was neatly netted by Michael Carroll along with a pointed free. Two excellent points from Cormac Rowe and one from Dylan Lyne put just a point between the teams and Glynn-Barntown were just gaining momentum when the Martin's raised the green flag again and pointed one more. A point from Bill Joyce and a Liam Berry point in extra time brought the deficit to three before time ran out. Final score 2-8 to 1-8.


Our Junior hurlers were unfortunately beaten in their semi-final against Cloughbawn on Saturday afternoon in Bellefield.

There was heartbreak in Wexford Park on Sunday as our senior hurlers exited the championship at the penultimate hurdle. We led by four points at half time 1-08 to 0-07, following a promising 30 minutes of hurling with scores from Gary Moore (0-4; two frees), Rowan White (1-0), Mark Fanning (0-2 frees), Michael Doyle (0-1) and David Clarke (0-1).

A purple patch in the second half for Cloughbawn saw them close the gap and both sides exchanged scores - ours coming from Gary Moore (0-2; one free), Rowan White (0-1) and Matthew Joyce (0-1) - however when Cloughbawn went a point ahead we struggled to bridge that small gap. A score in extra time to widen the gap to two points left no room to claw it back and our lads' hurling journey is now over for the year. We now look forward to the senior football final next week and wish Cloughbawn good luck in their hurling final.

COUNTY FOOTBALL FINAL: The entire club joins together in wishing all members of the senior football panel, their management and backroom staff every success in their bid to claim the County Senior Football title on Sunday in Innovate Wexford Park and we call on all members to don their club colours and flock to the park next Saturday to support the men.


Glynn-Barntown's last club gear order night of 2016 will be held this Wednesday, October 5, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the clubhouse. Half zips, jerseys, shorts, skorts and socks plus NEW crew neck sweat tops and NEW training tops. Deposits required - contact Méabh 087 9300881.


Notices for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown area notes should be emailed to or alternatively, phone Hillary at 087 2028 065.


Dancing at Camross

The October dance will be held on this Friday, October 7, in Camross ballroom with music by Peter Burke. Dancing is from 10 p.m. to midnight, admission is €8 including the tea.

Concert Thanks

A very successful Concert was held in Camross Hall on Sunday, September 25, in aid of further refurbishment to the hall. The committee sincerely thanks all those who gave of their time and provided entertainment at the event, it is greatly appreciated. Thanks also to those who supported the event and continue to support Camross hall over the years.

GAA Notes

Hard luck to our intermediate hurling team who were beaten by Fethard in the county semi-final over the weekend on scoreline of 0-16 to 0-10. After winning the junior title last year it was a good year reaching the semi-final in first year of intermediate, so roll on next year.

Next weekend our intermediate football team play their county semi-final replay against Ferns in Wexford Park at 3.45 p.m., so please come out and support the lads.

Our lotto takes place this Tuesday night October 4, when the jackpot will be €5,300, please have your tickets in the centre at 7.30 p.m.

clothes collection

Taghmon-Camross camogie club will hold their annual clothes collection on Thursday and Friday, October 13/14.

Clothes can be dropped into the GAA centre between 7.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. on both evenings.

This is a great opportunity to clear out your wardrobe and to support the club, all support is greatly appreciated.

Camross Drama Group

Thanks to all who supported the table quiz last Friday - we raised over €400 for the Post Polio Support Group.

The dates for the One-act plays are as follows: Friday and Saturday, October 7/8 in Wexford Arts Centre, 8 p.m., €12; Friday, October 21, in Rathangan Hall, 8 p.m., €10; Sunday, October 23, in St Mary's hall, Fethard-on-Sea, 8 p.m. €10.

'In for a Penny' by Mary Brown (group member), is our festival play entry and has been accepted by Kilmallock, Goresbridge, Palmerstown and Gorey festivals. Angela and Joe have had their separate past troubles, but helped each other heal their wounds. But as they prepare to move in together, old scars rupture leading to tragic consequences.

'Marrying Mary' by JK Lyons and 'The Fat Lady Camross' by David Tristram are tow hilarious comedies which will have audiences laughing all the way home.

athletic club notes

We had a great day at our cross country recently, with a great local turnout, we also welcomed competitors from north Leinster and Munster. Which speaks volumes for our efforts for the club.

The club would like to thank the McGees of Adrnagh for the use of the field and Buttler meats for the main sponsorship, to everyone who helped out in any way however big or small, and to those who donated items for the day. To anyone that gave up their time to arrange any detail of events for the day. To all those to travelled however far to compete in our event.

Congratulations and very well done to DMP for winning the best overall club shield. Without the help and support of everyone that contributed in any way to organise or take part in the day it would not be a successful event, so once again many thanks.

Best of luck to all our athletes competing in the Co. Wexford cross country chapionships.

Wexford People

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