Monday 21 October 2019

Around the Districts



The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, October 14, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Catering on Friday the 14th will be: Mary Kirwan, Betty Cullen and Lorna Komsa. On Friday the 21st will be: Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy and Denise Harler.

Card winners on Friday, September 30, were: Tom Rochford, Patsy Byrne, Seán Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Bess Wickham, Mary Jackman, Nick Doyle and Andy Reville.


Our condolences to Phil Mahon and family, Woodview Drive on the death of Phil's sister Eileen who died on Monday, October 3, at 58 Westlands Wexford and formerly of the Villas Clonroche. Eileen lived at Westlands for many years it was her second home and the people that lived in Westlands were her second family. Sympathy also to Eileen's extended family and friends and neighbours. Eileen's funeral Mass took place in St Clement's Church, Cloughbawn on Tuesday, October 4, with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May her kind soul rest in peace.


Our condolences to Jim English and family, Glenour Adamstown on the death of Jim's sister Nelly Byrne, Rathimney Gusserane, who died on Monday, October 3. Sympathy to her husband Wattie, her son Eamonn, her daughter Helena, to her brother Paddy and Sisters Kathleen and Mamie. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, nieces, nephew's relations and extended family and friends. Her funeral Mass took place in St John Baptist Church Gusserane on Wednesday, October 6, with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Community Alert

A meeting of the above committee will be held in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday night, October 11, at 8 p.m. All welcome to attend.

Intermediate Final

All roads lead to Innovate Wexford Park next Saturday, October 15, for the Co. Intermediate hurling final. At 2 p.m. the Adamstown team will play Oylegate-Glenbrien in what should be a very exciting final. The team have been training hard for months so it would be great to see huge support from the Adamstown, Newbawn and Raheen areas to cheer on the boys in black and amber.

GAA Development News

St Abban's Adamstown GAA unveiled the plans for their proposed new pitch and development last Friday night in the Horse and Hound and an enjoyable night was had by all who attended. They launched their Monster draw where first prize is a Car kindly supplied by Boland's Wexford, along with nine other prizes.. Tickets are €€20 each and will go on sale Countywide this week. They will be sold in our own community the first and second week in December.

Anyone who contributes to one of the options below will automatically get a free monster draw ticket. They unveiled a list of four options for past and present players both young and old and for the people from Newbawn, Raheen and Adamstown areas if they wish to support this great Development. These options include buying a block in the Hurling Wall, Sponsoring a light in our Floodlights, Lifetime adult membership or an interest free loan. Details of any of the above can be obtained from the following contacts namely Agnes Whelan, kellystown 087 2903848, Michael Furlong, Palace 087 6344705 and Michael English Tinecarrig 087 6120905 and are also available on our website

One of the above contacts will be present in Adamstown Community Centre on the first Monday of each month, in Newbawn hall the second Monday of each month and in Raheen hall the third Monday of each month from eight to 8.30 p.m. to collect donations and discuss any other form of support, financial or otherwise that people may be in a position to provide. St Abban's Adamstown GAA would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continuous support.

Harvest Festival

There will be a meeting of the Harvest Festival Committee this Thursday, October 13, at 8 p.m. in the Community Centre, to arrange for the hand-over of proceeds from the Festival Day to Sister Helen Delaney, all welcome.

church news

National Day of Prayer for Children: Friday, October 14. Mass will take place for the National School children on Friday morning at 9.45 a.m. in St Abban's Church.


Well done to all those athletes that competed in the Taghmon Open Cross Country on Sunday, September 18. Well done to Alanna O'Shea in the Tiny Tots race; Áine Crean fifth in the under-eight Girls race; Millie Thorpe and Katelyn O'Shea in the under-nine Girls race; Riain O'Shea in the under-nine Boys race; Ross English, Watt Crean and Jack O'Shea fourth, fifth and sixth respectively in the under-10 Boys race; Niamh English fourth in the under-12 Girls race followed by her team mates Grainne English, Isobel English, Ciara Mooney and Kate Long; under-12 Girls' team first in the team results, Katie English fifth in the under-14 Girls race, followed by club mate Aoibhinn Crean in seventh place and Ella English also running in the under-14 Girls race; the under-14 girls finished in third place in the team event; Ben Wall second in the under-14 Boys race followed closely by his brother Robert Wall in third place; Mairead Crean third in the under-16 Girls race with club mates Kate Jackman and Sonia Mooney also running to finish second overall in the team event; Triona Mooney first in the Junior Ladies race; Annalise Crean second in the Senior Ladies race with Marie Mooney finishing in third place.

Well done to all our athletes who competed at the Wexford Cross Country County Championships (Uneven ages) in JFK Park New Ross on Sunday, October 2. We do not have the official results yet but there was great performances on the day with Áine Crean competing first in the under-10 Girls 500m, followed next by the under-10 Boys 500m with Ross English and Watt Crean finishing fourth and fifth respectively and Jack O'Shea and Joe Whelan also running a great race. Niamh English was first in the under-12 Girls 2000m race with Grainne English and Isobel English also finishing in the top 10, followed also by club mates Sadbh Crean, Ciara Mooney and Kate Long.

Well done to the under-12 Girls' team as they also finished first in the team event. Katie English was fifth in the under-14 Girls race with Aoibhinn Crean also running in the under-14 Girls race. Robert Wall was fourth followed closely by Ben Wall in fifth place in the under-14 Boys race. Annalise Crean finished in second place in the under-18 Girls race with Triona Mooney finishing in fourth place. Well done to Joe Mooney who was competing in the UK on Sunday, October 2, at the RWE International Race Walking Festival. He competed in the Men's Open 10K and finished in third place in a time of 49: 17.


Lotto Results

Parish lotto results for Wednesday, October 5: winning numbers 5, 12, 20 and 24; no jackpot winner. Seventeen match-three winners each receive €38 each: Helen Cullenton; Theresa Cullen; Marie Murphy; Trish Kavanagh; Susan Butler; Mollie Quirke; Gerard Kehoe; Ann and Karen; Eileen Murphy; Paige Connolly; The Foley's; BT O'Brien; Fiona Redmond; Doris Fortune; Nicola Kehoe; Angel and ANJITH.

Jackpot for Wednesday, October 12, 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

Clonard Pilgrimage To Lourdes: April 30 to May 7, 2017. Return coach transfer from Wexford to Dublin. Return flights from Dublin to Toulouse (20kg check in bag included). Return coach transfer from Toulouse to Lourdes. Seven nights' accommodation on half board basis, €700 per person sharing. €100 non-refundable deposit required by October 24. Additional €150 non-refundable required by November 30. Full payment required by February 13, 2017. Single supplement €150. Please register your interest with Karen in the Parish Office as soon as possible, Phone 053 9123672. Limited places available. Travel Insurance not included but we recommend that you purchase this yourself.

Collection thanks: Wexford Pro Life would like to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. A special thanks to all collectors. We are looking for new members to help promote the importance of retaining the eighth Amendment. If you are interested and have an hour a week to spare contact Elizabeth at 087 7922637.

Rosaries for Ireland: Will be prayed in the Bullring, Wexford and Our Lady's Grotto, Rocklands on Saturday, October 15, at 4 p.m.

Clonard GAA

Congratulations to Mark Maloney on winning €250 in this week's split-the-pot. Seller this week was Maggie May's pub. 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 is greatly appreciated.


The Brigins have all achieved their computer badge thanks to a great technology night with Tec Centrel and Frank Turner. The Cygnets had a lovely afternoon for their nature walk and will be trying some leaf art this week. The Clonard unit is going strong and will be setting up a new guiding unit in September 2017. Anyone interested in joining or becoming a leader contact us at 086 0567929 or

Sewing Classes

Do you own your own sewing machine but don't know how to use it? There is a six week course for beginners starting Wednesday, October 19, from seven to 9 p.m. in Coolcotts Community Centre. Course fee €55.

SVP bric-a-brac

The St Vincent De Paul Society will hold a Furniture and Bric-a-Brac sale in St Michael's hall, Thomas Street on Friday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Reminder: Lunch at Newbay House Hotel on Wednesday, October 19, at 1 p.m. Next general meeting in Clonard on Wednesday, October 26, at 2.30 p.m. WEXARA Mobile Number 087 6094587.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €6,300. The winning numbers were 7, 9, 22 and 27. Congratulations to the four match-three winners who each received €75. The match-three winners were Bill Nolan, Pat Roche, Colin Williams, Watty Fitz. The next lottery will be held on Tuesday, October 11, and the jackpot now stands at €6,600.

TRX/Pilates Classes

TRX Classes take place in the club house every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6.30 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9.30 a.m. For further details please contact Kevin Cogley at 086 3656233.

Pilates Classes take place in Cleariestown Community Centre on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a mat, towel and drinking water. Cost is €9 and it is recommended to book a place. For further details please contact Teresa White at 089 4620552.

Table quiz

Duncormick Area Action Group and Tidy Towns Committee will hold a table quiz in Sinnott's Pub on Wednesday, October 12, at 9 p.m. Tables €20. Refreshments served. Proceeds in aid of river walk development.

Fastnet Rovers fc

Fastnet Rovers have seen registrations increase almost 25% and would continue to welcome new players at all levels. All our teams have played their first matches including our new girls' teams.

Club gear is flying and another order will be placed the first week of October. Please check out Fastnet Rovers AFC on Facebook or contact the club for more details on any of this.

Michael English

To mark Mulrankins Church Bicentenary, Michael English and his band will be performing in cabaret at Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford on November 24 at 8.30 p.m. Tickets €20, please call 087 9136932,087 2052820, also available at Whites hotel reception. This promises to be a great occasion so book early to avoid disappointment.

GAA Gear for Kenya

Seán Sheridan is a 16-year-old student from Newbridge, Co. Kildare and has made contact with St Anne's GAA club to collect GAA memorabilia (jerseys, shorts, socks, etc.) to bring with him to a homeless children's charity in Kenya in February 2017. If anyone wishes to donate anything, can they make contact with Dee O'Keeffe

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing classes have resumed in Cleariestown Community Centre on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. Girls and Boys of all ages are welcome from three yrs. Contact 087 9364255.

Parish AED's

We're delighted to now have Four AED's in our parish - Baldwinstown, Cleariestown, Duncormick and Rathangan. They are located at the shop in Baldwinstown; Church in Cleariestown; Former post office in Duncormick and on the school in Rathangan. They're in a bright yellow box.

If you suspect a cardiac arrest please call 999/112 FIRST and then, if you can, your voluntary AED team. We will try our best to respond and our number is 086 4011688. Volunteers for the team are always required. Call Jacqui at 087 2219302 for more information or Defib/

Cleariestown Hall AGM

Cleariestown Hall Development Group are holding their AGM on Tuesday, October 18, at 8.30 p.m. in Cleariestown Hall.

Rathangan Hall AGM

The AGM of Rathangan Parish Hall will be held on Tuesday, October 11, at 7 p.m. in Rathangan Hall. New members are very welcome.

Ladies Football/Camogie

The annual general meeting of St Anne's Ladies Football and camogie club will be held on Friday, October 21, in the club Rooms at 8 p.m.

Please Note: Proposals for Positions, Motions or membership should be inserted on forms provided and should be returned to the club secretary Eileen Scallan by post to: Duncormick or by email to on or before 5 p.m. Monday, October 17.


All sections are back in full swing and are making use of good weather. Last week Cubs and Scouts had night hike from White Hole to Social Centre followed by Hot Chocolate, marshmallows and bikkies. Beavers went to Secret Garden Rosslare on Saturday, exploring the gardens, trails and fairy house hunting. Ventures had a weekend bivy on Forth Mountain where they set up temporary shelter, hiked the trails and slept outdoor overnight.

Tomhaggard centre

The Tomhaggard Social Centre AGM took place on Tuesday, October 4, with following committee elected for the coming year. Chairman Fintan Murphy, Vice Chair Peter Kehoe, Secretary Breda Hayes, Treasurer Eleanor Devereux. Committee Fr Jim Doyle, Con Doyle, Nick Hayes, Angela Byrne, Mary Boggan and Fr Denis Doyle. The committee are delighted to announce that sufficient money have been raised to clear the outstanding debt on the social centre. They wish to express their sincere thanks to everyone who has volunteered, helped, sponsored prizes and supported the many fundraising events over the past seven years.

Centre Activities - Women's Shed Mon 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., new members welcome. Yoga Mon 6-7.30 p.m. Art Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Scouts Wed 7-8.30 p.m. and Sat 10-11.30 a.m. Drama Mon Tuesday and Thursday 8.10 p.m. Reading Room open to the public when centre in use. Great selection of books to read, borrow or swop. Centre available for hire. Enquiries087 6858480.

Women's Shed

Last Monday Helen Skrine visited the Shed and gave a talk on Meditation and Healthy Eating. Next week it's Patchwork with Angela and Kay.

The Shed are going to Knitting and Stitching Show on October 22. Spaces are available on bus for anyone interested in attending, stopping at Jack Whites for meal on way home. Enquiries 087 6315425.

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