Tuesday 20 August 2019

Around the Districts



The Book Fair will take place in Glynn NS from Friday, May 19, till Friday, May 26. This sale of children's books will be open to parents and to the general public everyday from 3 p.m. It will also be open on Saturday the 20th at 8.30 p.m. and on Sunday the 21st at 11 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there.


A Cake Sale will take place after 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. masses in Barntown this coming Sunday, May 21. The Cake Sale is being organised by Joe Mahon, from Barntown, who is a third year medical student in Trinity. Joe will be travelling to Nepal with the MOVE charity group to volunteer in Kathmandu Model Hospital - a not for profit - non-government run hospital, that relies on public donations to provide healthcare to the greater Kathmandu area. Funds raised will be used to buy much needed equipment for the hospital, so if any one asks, you're only eating cake because you're health conscious.


Date for your diary: annual Tractor Run in Glynn - Sunday, July 2


Ready for some spring cleaning? Get your wardrobes, drawers and attics cleaned out for the change of season and support our under-14 girls and boys who are taking part in Féile na nGael.

We are collecting all styles of men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes, coats, jacket's, purses, handbags, belts, ties, towels, blankets and duvet covers. We will be there every evening this week and all over the coming weekend to accept your donations. Drop off point is the dressing room beside our gym, follow the signs. Contact 087 2723489 if your unable to drop to the clubhouse and need your items collected. Many thanks for your support.


Hard luck to Presentation Minor camogie team (first and second years) defeated on Thursday in the Leinster semi-final after extra time by Birr-final score 5-9 to 5-6. Glynn-Barntown were well represented by Rachel Murphy, Emma Dempsey, Niamh Cogley, Niamh Rowe, Rebecca Fanning and Cora Rowe with clubman Ciarán Walsh managing and club girl and TY student Cora Doyle helping out on the line.

Glynn-Barntown camogie club was very well represented at the awards night in Presentation Secondary School on Tuesday evening where our tally included the following awards - Junior camogie Player of Year: Emma Sweeney. Minor (first/second yrs) camogie Player of the Year: Emma Dempsey.

Senior C Leinster camogie Champions received their medals on the night including six club girls - Holly Hynes (joint captain), Cora Doyle, Emma Sweeney, Emma Dempsey, Emma Sinnott and Jess Howlin. Clubman Ciarán Walsh managed this team also.

Well done to Rachel Murphy, Ciara Butler, Grace Roche and selector Tara O'Brien, who were involved with the Wexford under-14 A camogie team which got to the final of the Leinsters on Sunday just losing out to Kilkenny while the B team won the shield final over Dublin B.


On Wednesday evening we fielded three three teams in the under-seven/8 age group in Piercestown with great skills were on display v St Martin's. The same boys travelled again on Sunday morning with Harewood as their venue on this occasion where the three teams again aged three exciting games each.

Well done to our under-nine/10s who played St Martin's in Killurin last Friday evening.

Well done to our under-14 Rising Stars team who had a good win over Sarsfields during the week. Our under-14 A team lost out to the same opposition later on the in the week unfortunately.

Hard luck to our under-16 footballers defeated by Rathgarogue-Cushinstown on Monday evening.

Hard luck to Ger Dempsey, Jack Brazil and the Wexford Minor hurlers beaten by Dublin on Saturday 1-14 to 0-20.

MICHAEL LAFFAN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT - Our third annual Michael Laffan Memorial Tournament took place on Saturday in Killurin. It was another wonderful success with teams from six counties in the under-10, 11 and 12 age group travelling to take part in this fantastic event. Congratulations to Conor Kavanagh and all his team of helpers for the continued success of the event.

CONDOLENCES - The weekend was tinged with great sadness at the news of the passing of Garry Laffan Snr Monamore, Crossabeg - former Glynn-Barntown clubman and brother to Michael Senior. Garry passed in the early hours of Saturday morning after a short illness but the MLT tournament proceeded as planned at the wishes of the family. Glynn-Barntown GAA, camogie and Ladies' Football clubs would like to express their deepest sympathies to the Laffan families at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Well done to our senior hurlers who defeated Crossabeg-Ballymurn in the league on Saturday evening 1-11 to 0-9.

Our Junior hurlers were defeated by Gusserane O'Rahillys on Sunday afternoon in Killurin.


Our under-12 Blue ladies' football team had a home fixture against Clonard on Thursday. It was an exciting match from start to finish with the final result - Glynn-Barntown 0-10 Clonard 1-4.

In a hard fought game in Killurin on Thursday evening Glynn-Barntown under-16 ladies' football team lost to Mogue O'Rahillys by one point. It was an epic game in which the girls put in a huge effort but in the end just came up short. Well done to all.

Our Ladies' Football Club was very proud to have Rebecca Fanning named as Junior Football Player of the Year at the Presentation Secondary school awards on Tuesday evening.

Well done to Alibeth Moran Curran and the Wexford under-16 ladies' football team who defeated Westmeath in the Leinster C final at the weekend.

Hard luck to Grace Roche, Aisling Comiskey, Sinéad Kirwan and the Wexford under-14 Ladies' Footballers defeated by Westmeath at the weekend.

Pairc Charman was the venue on Friday last for the Féile Peil skills competition. In third place was Aoibhe Manley of Shelmaliers. In second place was our own Grace Roche (Glynn-Barntown). The overall winner was Glynn-Barntown player Sinéad Kirwan. Sinéad will represent Wexford on June 10 in Abbotstown at the National Féile Skills competition and we wish her all the best in this.


Following the success of their second introduction to tennis night, Glynn-Barntown Tennis Club is holding a rules/position on court etc information night on the courts on Wednesday, May 24, at 7 p.m.

Also there are a couple of new members who are complete beginners and are looking for another few to form a group. If anyone is interested come along on the 24th, or if you know of anyone pass the word.


Match result Sunday, May 14: Glynn-Barntown 33 - Na Fianna one. Well done to both teams. The girls had some amazing batting with our own Amanda Howlin getting the clubs first ever home run in a championship match. Thank you to the ladies from Na Fianna for travelling down to the sunny south east for the match. Thank you to Glynn-Barntown GAA Club for the use of the facilities today and to everyone who came out to support us. Our next match is May 28 in Tymon Park against Roscommon Gaels.


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



A fundraising Breakfast Morning is being held in Kilmore Community Hall for the local Young at Heart Club next Sunday, May 21, from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A raffle will also be held. Your support for this would be greatly appreciated. The club meets every Monday afternoon in the hall from 2.00 to 4.30 p.m. and new members are always welcome.

ladies' football

Kilmore ladies' football club will host their club registration night this Tuesday evening from 8 p.m. till 8.30 Rachel and Kelsea will be there. All players and mentors must be registered and we welcome new players to come and join our club. We have teams from under-eights to Adults. We can be contacted on our Facebook page kilmore ladies' football club.

Camogie Club news

A lot of our teams have been involved in games recently and all the training has certainly been worth it. Games played recently were as follows.

The under-8s played Bannow on Tuesday night last. Under-10s played Gusserane on Wednesday and played St Anne's and were also involve in a blitz in St Martin's.

Under-12s took part in a blitz last Wednesday in St Anne's and in St Martin's.

The under-14s played Rapparees recently, in a very exciting game, they are now looking forward to their upcoming Féile competition which promises to be a fantastic and memorable weekend.

Under-16s Killross Gaels played St James in a great game and they drew which was d fairest result on the night. They play Oylegate this Monday night in Kilmore at 7.15 come on out and support the young players.

Juniors are training every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in kilmore for their upcoming championship. Well done to kilmore national school camogie team in reaching the mini 7's final.

A big thank you to all those people who recently contributed to our clothes collection we appricated all your items and we will be having another one in the autumn.

Kilmore ARA

The May 24 will see our outing by train to Dublin to visit Kilmainham Jail, Croppy's Acre and the Museum of Modern Art. Monday/Tuesday, June 26, to June 27, Mount Wolsley Hotel, Carlow, AGM of the ARA Ireland. Ten-Pin Bowling as usual on Mondays in the Leisuremax at 10.30 a.m., all welcome.

Tomhaggard Fun Run

Tomhaggard social centre's annual 5k Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, July 2, at 11 a.m. This is a fantastic family occasion and we hope to see plenty of runners and walkers enjoying the fun. Refreshments served. For details or to book a place contact Eimear at 086 1946311. The annual Tractor Run will also take place in July.

Women's Shed

Aidan Power from WLD will be visiting Tomhaggard Women's Shed on May 29.11 a.m. to talk about the Little Jobs and Insulation Keep Warm projects. It is open for anyone interested in finding out details and to see if they qualify. Refreshments served.

Scouts news

All sections very busy with their outdoor activities at the moment. Young scouts are practising for the County Shield later in the month. Beavers, Cubs, older scouts and ventures are working on Adventure Skills projects such as shelter building, camping, pioneering etc. Cubs have a trip to Gravity in Courtown on Saturday while all sections are planning their end of year camps.

Congratulations to beavers who made Holy Communion in Kilmore, Mayglass and Duncormick over the past two weekends.

Field day

Preparations have begun for this year's field day being held on Sunday, May 28, at 2.45 p.m., after the Patron Mass. This year we are fundraising to replace outdated interactive white boards in the school.

Your donations are, as always, crucial to the success of the day, and in preparing for the field day we are asking you for your kind donations again this year. Lots of bottles for the bottle stall, along with books, bric-a-brac or unwanted and unopened gifts. Toys (no soft toys please) and games for the toy stall, flowers and plants for the plant stall and baked or bought goods for the home produce stall and tea room are all welcome.

If anyone has an idea for a stall or attraction they would like to run please contact us. Donation drops can be made to Kilmore school any day leading up to the field day. Or contact the school office to arrange a pick up at 053 9135230 or Email

Well Done

Well done to Ina and Séamus Neville, who had two very good wins with their horses at Tipperary and Killarney last week, and of course not forgetting the two Michaels.

Birthday wishes

Congratulations to Mrs Stella Bates the grange Kilmore, who celebrated a very special birthday her 40th last week. Stella celebrated this special occasion at the Silver Fox with family and friends.

rnli table quiz

Kilmore Quay RNLI are holding a fun table quiz in Kehoes Pub, Kilmore Quay on Friday, May 19, at 8 p.m. Team of four €20. Please support.

Our Lady's Island

Annual Tractor Run

The annual Tractor Run in aid of Scoil Mhuire, Broadway will take place on Sunday, June 11. Registration is from midday and all participants will leave Our Lady's Island Community Centre at 12.30 p.m. Bangers and Mash, dessert, tea and coffee available for all from 12.30 p.m. Indoor and Outdoor games and fun for all from 12.30 p.m. Come along and enjoy a family fun day out in support of our local school.

spring cleaning?

If you are spring cleaning, we would be very grateful for any items new or good as new (no clothes please) for our shop in community centre due to open again early July. We are very thankful for all donations last summer and we made a lovely profit for parish funds. If you have any items please call Louise Morris 91-31308 to arrange collection.

ce scheme Vacancies

KRT Ltd has the following vacancies: Receptionist/secretary in Our Lady's Island Office Job Ref. No.2037523; Childcare in Paisti Beaga, OLI. Job Ref. No. 2035466. Applicants need to be 21 years or over and in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for 12 months or more. Please contact your local DSP Employment/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply quoting the Job Reference No. as above.


Congratulations to Reenie Keegan, Broadway on winning €169 in last week's split-the-pot draw. Draw takes place in the Community Hall on Sunday after Mass. Thanks to all involved.

GAA Bingo

With no winner of the jackpot last Tuesday, the Our Lady's Island GAA. Club bingo jackpot now stands at €375. We get under way tonight in Butlers of Broadway at 9 p.m.

GAA lotto

The lotto jackpot now stands at €5,300. Last week's match-three winners for the club were Linda Mullins (seller - A Mullins) and Caroline Ellard (seller - Caroline Ellard) with the drawn numbers of 1, 3, 6 and 13. Tickets only €1.50.

ICA guild news

The annual general meeting of the parish ICA was held on Monday of last week. The existing Officers agreed to remain in office for another year - president: Dee Devereuz, secretary: Lila Vaughan, treasurer: Angela Pettit.

Lila gave a very detailed secretary's Report outlining the activities of the past year. Angela presented her treasurer's Report. Both were complimented on their work. On behalf of the guild, Dee Devereux presented a cheque to Helen Ellard for Marine Watch. Helen expressed thanks for the generous donation to their funds. Sympathy was extended to the Siggins family, O'Gorman family and Steward family on their recent bereavements.

Some mebers agreed to bake and help with the Launch of the Norman Way which takes place on May 24 at 3 p.m. Ann Drelan came along and treated us to a session of 'Laughing Yoga' which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The competition was won by Patty Cullen and raffle won by Peg Ellard and Roisin Putt.

The evening ended with tea and lovely treats provided by Francesca. All thanked her for bringing along beautiful cakes to all our meetings. The next meeting will be on June 12 when the compeition is for the 'nicest single Rose'.

Hurling news

Results: Our men's Hurling team suffered an opening round defeat to a strong Oulart-The Ballagh team last Thursday in St Patrick's Park before hosting St Martin's on Sunday afternoon in their league fixture and running out 2-18 to 1-18 winners to leave them equal on points at the top of their Division. Well done, lads.

Fixtures: This Thursday night sees the under-16 Hurlers host Gusserane-O'Rahilly's in Carne with a 7.30 p.m. throw-in while on Sunday morning our under-12 footballers play Taghmon-Camross in Ballymore at 11 a.m.

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