Friday 20 July 2018

Around the Districts

Tess O'Dowd, Veronica English and Paudie Berry, members of the Donie O'Dowd election team for the Barntown Mayoral election, showing their support at Donie's campaign launch in Mary Jo's recently.
Tess O'Dowd, Veronica English and Paudie Berry, members of the Donie O'Dowd election team for the Barntown Mayoral election, showing their support at Donie's campaign launch in Mary Jo's recently.
Tom Dempsey, candidate in the Barntown Mayoral election, leading followers on a recent sponsored walk, one of his events to raise funds for his Mayoral campaign.



Glynn-Barntown Community Games and just about up and running for another year. The following events are taking place shortly; draughts, chess, table quiz, gymnastics, badmonton, rugby, soccer under-14 girls and swimming. If you are interested in any of these or need further information on anything, please contact Sinéad or Melanie on;


Glynn NS is accepting applications for enrolment in the school for the school year 2017/2018. Please contact the school office at 053 9128449 or email for an application form.


Parents/guardians who wish to enrol their child in Barntown NS for September 2017 should contact the school office at 053 9120376 or email for the appropriate forms.


Well done to Presentation Wexford Senior camogie team on their Leinster C final win on Saturday and to the Glynn-Barntown contingent Cora Doyle, Emma Sweeney, Emma Dempsey and Holly Hynes and manager Ciarán Walsh.

Hard luck to the Loreto Senior camogie team and the Glynn-Barntown players on that side - Emma Kiely, Clodagh Jackman, Róisín Cooney, Clare O'Gorman, Jessie Morrissey and Aisling Halligan - defeated in the A final by just one point by Loreto Kilkenny on the same day.


Our Minor footballers defeated Clongeen/Fethard in the O'Loughlin Cup on Sunday in Killurin and now advance to the next stage following this victory.

Well done to Glynn-Barntown's Richie Ryan, Dylan Lyne, Aaron Breen, Cormac Rowe, Adam O'Leary-Murphy, Matthew Banville, David Roche and Jack Brazzill and the St Peter's College Senior Football time who defeated Wicklow Schools during the week to book a Leinster A Final place v Moate.


A 'Coaching Forum' will be held in the clubhouse on Friday, January 27, at 8 p.m. All our underage coaches are asked to attend. Donal Doyl e - coaching officer with Dublin GAA (and one time Glynn-Barntown Senior Hurler) - will make a presentation on player development from the early years.


Well done to Mark Fanning and the Wexford Senior Hurlers on their Walsh Cup win over Dublin on Thursday night in Hollymount.


Information for Non-Playing Members of Glynn-Barntown GAA Club: Your €30 non-playing membership entitles you to: 1. Membership of the club; 2. Voting rights at the AGM; 3. Entry into the club draw for access to all-Ireland Final Tickets; 4. Membership of the GAA

Just as importantly, it allows you to contribute to the day to day running of the club and to have your say on all matters big or small. Please contact John at 087 2807679 or Suzanne at 087 2211641.


Access to Gym in 2017 - Please note that all electronic fobs will be deactivated from January 31. Anyone who still has time to elapse on their gym membership should contact Danny O'Brien at 086 1089553, John Cooney at 087 2807679 or Suzanne Goff at 087 2211641. Arrangements will be made to keep your fob active or replace it with an active fob. Users or intending users should note that access to the gym during 2017 may be restricted at times during periods of group training of our club teams.


The clubhouse is now taking bookings for a variety of parties and gatherings. Please contact Tony at 087 9197865 for further details.


Our club is hosting an Appreciation Night on Saturday, January 28, in the clubhouse to acknowledge and thank all of our hardworking committees, mentors and volunteers for their contribution over the past 12 months. Music and finger food. Everybody welcome to attend and enjoy the night.


Date for your diary. On Saturday, February 11, Glynn-Barntown GAA Club will host Stars in their Eyes - a reprisal of our super Féile 2015 event plus many new exciting acts including Elvis, wee Daniel, Johnny Cash and Justin Bieber. Tickets at €10 on sale soon. Contact Méabh 087 9300881, Sarah 087 9941571 or Pauline 087 9029080.


Well done to our three senior club and county stars - Mark Fanning, Emma Walsh and Aoife Sheil - who took part in a great county fundraiser last night in Whites hotel 'Fittest Superstars' and to everyone involved on a novel, entertaining event.


Glynn-Barntown GAA Club unites in offering its deepest condolences to Ann and Willie Carley at the sad passing of Ann's sister Paula recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.


The community extends deepest sympathy to the family of Maura Mahon her recent passing. May she rest in peace.


Hi folks, after nearly three weeks on the election campaign trail, our six candidates finally find out who is topping the leader board as we present our first election update this Friday night, January 27, at election headquarters - Mary Jo's.

Kicking off at around 9 p.m. everybody is most welcome where we'll have music, updates from all of the events held so far and of course, the all important news on who is the current leader in our race to be mayor event. Please continue to support your favourite candidate and remember, every vote counts. Looking forward to seeing you all on at our Election update on Friday night.

BILLY CODD'S MAYORAL CAMPAIGN: Folks, here are some of next month's fundraisers on behalf of Billy Codd's in the race to be mayor of Barntown.

February 3 in Mary Jo's - Codd's Christmas party with food, fun and fabulous music. Free entry - raffle on the night. Sunday, February 5, in Mary Jo's carpark - Baney's Forklift Challenge at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 11, North End Astro Complex five a-side soccer blitz at midday. Friday, February 17, at Mary Jo's - Codd Clan Gathering - music song and craic. Saturday, February 18, at Mother Hubbards - Cabaret Come Dine with me (with special guest appearances). Get the dates in your diary - further details soon.

SUNDAY BRUNCH: Donie and his mayoral campaign team would like to invite you to Sunday Brunch on January 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mary Jo's. Choice of Full Irish breakfast, delicious pancakes served with blueberries and syrup or brioche french toast with fresh fruit. All cooked by supreme Chef Alice Mc.Coy (Mary Barrys). Book a table to avoid disappointment. Contact 086 0774048 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Be Proud - support O'Dowd. Adults €5 - children free.

PHOTO COMPETITION: Photos of local community area. Competition open to all ages. Closing date Sunday, March 19. Please place photo in an envelope with name and contact number on back of photo with fee. Entries can be dropped into O'Brien's Londis, Larkins Cross or give to Donie at the OT walk. €2 per entry. All photots will be exhibited at field day on Sunday, March 26.Winner will be picked. Enter as often as you like and have fun.


Our first adventure 'off the track' takes place on Saturday, February 4, at 2.30 p.m. Everybody welcome. Adults €5 - children Free.

HERITAGE TALK: Did you ever wonder about the history behind some of the iconic landmarks within our prish? Now is the time to have your questions answered. On behalf of the O'Dowd mayoral campaign, an invitation is extended for you to join us at our 'Historic Talk' in the Heritage Park on Monday, February 13, at 7 p.m. The presentation will be given by none other than our great local Historians Tom and Teresa Wickham. This is an evening not to be missed. Everybody welcome. Adults €5 - children free.


Operation Transformation Walks continue take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the new Parish Pitch beside community centre. €1 per night, all welcome and bring torch.


Last week's lucky winner of split-the-pot was Aideen Bradley (Old Boley). Aileen's prize money was €170. Draws will continue every Thursday night in the community centre. Guaranteed weekly winner - only €2 per entry. Envelopes are at O'Brien's Londis Larkin's Cross, C & D Providers Larkin's Cross and Mary Jo's. Be in to win.


A disco will take place in Barntown Community Centre on Friday, February 24, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will be fully supervised and is for anyone one in classes between fifth class and second year. This is a fundraiser for TOM DEMPSEY in the race to be mayor of Barntown. Tickets are €3 each and can be bought on the door on the night. See you there.


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



This week's split the pot winner is Bernadette Noctor winning €855. Draw takes place each Monday night at the bingo.

Community Games

The Community Games area swimming competition which will be held in Ferrybank Swimming Pool on Sunday, February 12, at 10.30 a.m. Entry fee is €3 per child. Under-8s and under-10s will swim one length of the pool, under-12, under-14 and under-16 two lengths. The ethos of Community Games is based on participation and fun, children of all abilities are welcome to participate so come along and give it a go.

See full details on our Facebook page: Enquiries to:

Wexford People