Monday 23 October 2017

Around the Districts

Neil McGuinness and Fergus McGrath at the the white collar boxing event in St Josephs Community Centre on Saturday night.
Neil McGuinness and Fergus McGrath at the the white collar boxing event in St Josephs Community Centre on Saturday night.



The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, March 10, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, March 10, will be: Cathy Delaney, Breda Bolger and Helen Furlong; on Friday, March 17, will be: Frances Gallagher and Mary J Furlong. On Friday the 24th will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle and Maria Carty. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday the 24th were: Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Andy Reville, Nick Doyle, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Phil and Mary Jackman, Bridie Dillon and Chris Byrne.

School Book Fair

The annual Book Fair will take place in the school from this Friday, March 10, to Thursday, March 15, from 9.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. each week morning.


There will be a social dance in St Abban's Hall on Saturday, March 18, 10-12. Music by Thomas McQuike, Fiona Ennis. Admission €8, tea and coffee served. Doors open at 9 p.m. Funds going to Adamstown Community Centre.

Community Games

There will be a Cabaret in Cullen's Lounge, Adamstown on Friday, March 17, for Adamstown Community Games. There will be music on the night as well as light refreshments and a raffle. Tickets are now on sale €3 for a ticket or two tickets for €5. Your support is much appreciated to help support and promote Community Games in the area.

Athletic Club Notes

Well done to the athletes that travelled to the Leinster Indoors last weekend in Athlone. There was great success for our athletes in the Triple Jump event with Kate Jackman finishing in second place in the girls under-16 Triple Jump, Tara Doyle second and Sonia Mooney third both competing in the girls under-17 Triple Jump and Shannon Wall was third in the under-19 girls Triple Jump.

Well done to Eadaoin Stafford as she finished in fourth place in the under-17 girls Shot Putt and Marguerite Furlong, who was second in the under-18 girls Shot Putt. Ryan Carthy Walsh won the under-19 boys High Jump and Triona Mooney won the Junior 3K Race Walk. Great results and well done to all the athletes that competed.

Joe Mooney travelled to the Isle of Man Grand Prix Senior 10K Race Walk and finished in second place.

Many of our younger athletes were competing with Adamstown NS at the Sportshall County Athletics Final in Enniscorthy last Wednesday. There were four teams with a third/4th class girls' team, third/4th class boys' team, fifth/6th class girls' team and fifth/6th class boys' team. The third/4th class girls' team finished in first place and the team was Roisín Nicgabhainn, Kate Whelan, Roisín Colfer, Aoife McCabe, Megan Martin, Molly O'Reilly, Gráinne English, Laura O'Gorman, Molly Cloney and Eilish Roche. The 3rd/4th class boys' team finished in third place and the team was Jack O'Shea, Ross English, Watt Crean, Callum Martin, Stephen Power, Joe Whelan, Jack Furlong, Darragh Guinan, Alfie White and Johnny Smyth. The 5th/6th class girls finished in first place and their team was Ciara Mooney, Clodagh Crean, Isobel English, Maeve O'Neill, Caragh McDonald, Katie English, Aisling O'Dowd, Niamh English, Abbie Carthy Walsh, Sinéad Roche and Ella Furlong. The 5th/6th class boys' team finished in first place and their team was Oscar Mac Gabhann, Aidan Whelan, Laurence Power, Dara Furlong, Ben Wall, Robert Wall, Jack Davitt, Luke Murphy and Luca.

Well done to all involved - Three teams will now go on to represent Wexford at the National Sportshall Final in Athlone on Wednesday, March 22, best of luck to the third/4th class girls' team, the fifth/6th class girls' team and the fifth/6th class boys' team.

ICA News

Since our last meeting we have been very busy. A group of ladies had a most enjoyable time at the cinema when they went to see La La Land. Our table quiz team came second in the Federation table quiz in Bree last Thursday night. Well done to Sheelagh, Frances and Breda. Congratulations also to Sheelagh, who came second in the county competition with her love poem in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Monday night.

Craft Classes - These will commence on Tuesday, March 14, in the Community Centre for anyone who is interested in learning the art of Chicken Scratch (embroidery on gingham). These classes are open to non-ICA members also. Please contact any ICA member if you are interested.

Drama - Rehearsals will start on Monday night for our upcoming play in the ICAs Got Talent competition to be held at a later date.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, March 8, at 8 p.m. in the Community Centre, catering on the night are Cait and Rita.

Will anyone who has knitted squares for the Guinness Book of Records blanket please bring them along to the meeting.


Our condolonces to Fr Tommy Doyle (former parish priest, Adamstown) on the death of his brother John Doyle, Monamolin. Also to Michael O'Brien and family Oldcourt on the death of his father-in-law Michael Walsh, Taghmon, who died aged 97 years. To Tony Murphy (husband) Jack and Reitlin (children) of Mary Courtney Murphy, Chapel, Clonroche, who died after a short illness aged 54 years. May they rest in peace.


Clonard lotto

Lotto Results for Wednesday, March 1. This week's winning numbers seven - 13 - 16 - 22. No jackpot winner. 11 match-three winners receive €59 each: Michael Kelly; M. Walsh; Tomas Siggins; Lynda, Sue and Lucy; Marian Sinnott; Verona Clarke; Mary Moore; EWG. Daly; Mary Foley; G. Walsh, and Marie Lane. Jackpot for Wednesday, March 8, 2017, €4,650. Tickets can be purchased from Clonard parish office or from any promoter.

Clonard GAA

Congratulation to Anne McCormack winner of €282 in this week's split-the-pot draw seller Aidan Gilbert. Next week's envelopes are on sale now. Thanks to all for selling and supporting us weekly.

svp bric-a-brac sale

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and bric-a-brac sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas Street on Friday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cygnets And Brigins

Congratulations to all the Cygnets and Brigins, who were enrolled recently. Thank you to all their families and friends who joined us for the event. The Brigins had a fun day on in Clonard to celebrate thinking day. The Cygnets are off to the north slob next Saturday.

ballroom dancing lessons

The Parkinson's Association Wexford Branch are holding ballroom dancing lessons in Coolcotts Community Centre on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Tutor: Declan Flannigan and Chair Yoga on Fridays at 11 a.m. Tutor: Eileen Rowe; €6 per class with tea and a chat: Contact Mike Murray at 087 2690999 for further details.

tesco support Preschool

Clonard Holy Family Preschool is one of the nominated Tesco Charities this month. If you are in Tesco and get a blue token please put select Clonard Holy Family Preschool as the charity to support. The funds will go towards upgrading the garden for the kids.



Congratulations to the Glynn-Barntown lifesaving swimmers, who competed for Wexford, at the Irish still water, lifesaving championships held in Limerick. Some great performances all round. Adam Mahon and Matthew Arthur swam well, putting in solid performances for their respective junior and senior teams. Two Bronze relay medals each for Eoghan Mahon and Cameron Steel and a fourth place overall team finish for their Wexford men's A team. Corey Mahon swam a massive personal best in the 100m tow winning a senior bronze medal.

Georgina Steel had a phenomenal weekend, taking home a massive eight medals in both the youth and senior women's sections. Her best performance came in the 100m tow which saw her winning gold medals in both the youth and senior women's categories, which helped her Wexford women's A team to third place in the overall rankings.

The national nipper competition for lifesavers under 14 years of age and the Wexford water safety international competition will take place later this month, we wish all the Glynn-Barntown athletes taking part in these competitions the very best of luck.


Internet Safety: The parents' association have sponsored an Internet Safety and Cyber-bullying day in the school on March 13 There will be a meeting for parents at 7 p.m. that night in the school.

Enrolments: 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.


Following the success of our Breakfast Morning, Donie has once again decided to bring the community together in a relaxed atmosphere for a coffee, a cake and a Chat. Please join us for a cuppa and some fresh home baking at our coffee morning on Sunday, March 12, at our local Mary Jo's from 10.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome - we'd love to see you there.


A huge thank you to all who attended our table quiz in Newbay House Hotel. Congratulations to our winning team comprising three ladies and a gent. Many thanks to all who sponsored a round and gave spot prizes for the event. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you also to Newbay for their help and kindness. We had a great night in a beautiful setting. Donie.


Congratulations to Barry Stafford, who was the lucky winner of our draw on March 2 Happy spending Barry. Envelopes are available at O'Brien's Londis, C & D Providers and Mary Jo's and at all masses in Barntown each weekend (Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.). Thank you for your continued support of the O'Dowd Mayoral Campaign.


Picnic in the park, this Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m. €10 per family, bring your own picnic, enjoy all that the heritage park has to offer. #teambrazzill


The OT Walks continue every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Thank you for your continued support.


If anyone is having a clearout and would like to donate items that can be sold to Tom's Car Boot Stall, please drop them at Tom's house or contact Sarah at 086 3387868. The car boot sale is after 11 a.m. mass on Sunday, March 19, in the church car park in Barntown. Items can be dropped off up to Monday, March 13. Thank you. #votetomformayor


Our 14 camogie girls had a great day out in Croke Park on Sunday for the camogie all-Ireland finals. We were one of 36 teams drawn to attend from 240 entries in the 'Road to Croker' draw.

Huge congratulations to club girl Eva Crean and her handball partner Cliodhna O'Connell, who over the weekend advanced to the all-Ireland under-17 Doubles Final to be played in Kingscourt Cavan on Sunday, March 19,


Our under-8 boys were in flying form in the Bannow-Ballymitty Indoor hurling tournamemt on Saturday morning.

We had another great come back in the Leinster hurling league against Naas on Saturday afternoon and this time it was our under-15s. The boys showed plenty of hurling ability with Tim Gilhooly scoring probably the club's point of the year so far, running down the sideline with no intention of crossing over it and straight over the bar. Jake Travers' goal at the end gave us a one point victory 4: eight to 2: 13 to set us up for an away game to Myshall in Carlow in two weeks time.

Well done to our Minor Footballers, who defeated St Anne's this morning in championship in Killurin.


A One Club Registration evening for every girl and boy from five to 18 years, is on Tuesday, March 7, in clubhouse 7-8.30 p.m. We would really appreciate everyone registering early again this year. Adult players can also register on this evening. For further details visit our club website.


Glynn-Barntown GAA, camogie and Ladies' Football clubs will march this year in Wexford's St Patrick's Day parade on March 17 Texts have been circulated about this. If you or your child are interested in marching it's important you text back as we need to have an idea of numbers.


Hard luck to Matt Doyle, James Stafford and Stephen Lyne and the Wexford under-21 football team who were defeated in the #eirgrid under-21 Football Quarter Final by a goal. Final score 1-6 to 0-6 to Offaly.

Congratulations to our senior footballers who defeated the Shelmaliers on Friday night in the opening round of the league 1-10 to 0-7 with scores from Rioghan Crosbie 0-2, Barry Doyle 0-2, Fionn Cooney 0-1, Daniel Carroll 0-4 and Aaron Kehoe 1-1.

Well done to Mark Fanning, Gary Moore and the Wexford Senior hurlers who had an impressive win over Kerry in Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday.

The Wexford Senior footballers' undefeated league run also continued on Sunday with a win over Wicklow. Well done to James Stafford, Michael O'Regan, Rob Tierney and John Leacy.


Glynn-Barntown ladies Catherine Carley and Celestine Fox were very worthy joint recipients of this year's Glynn-Barntown 'Clubperson of the Year' award at a Wexford District reception held in the Riverbank House Hotel on Saturday evening. Both ladies have given decades of service to the club in a variety of ways and we are most proud to see them honoured for this. We offer them both our congratulations and a heartfelt thanks for their dedication and hard work.


A sincere thank you to the super volunteers who helped us sow the beech and willow hedging on Saturday and to Mary Reynolds for lending her expertise. The volunteers put in several hours of hard work in drizzly conditions but the results look great and are very much appreciated.


On Saturday, March 18, Glynn-Barntown will play St Martin's at home at 2 p.m. Ireland play England in Six Nations rugby at 5 p.m. which will be shown in the clubhouse bar.


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

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