Tuesday 28 January 2020

Around the Districts

Murrintown NS pupils Leagh Maddock, Eve Cashman, Isabelle Morris, Aoibhe Hurley, Katie Audsley, Ella Hurley and Samantha Quirke having fun at the schools sports day at the DMP Athletic Grounds, Sinnottstown Lane, Drinagh.
Murrintown NS pupils Leagh Maddock, Eve Cashman, Isabelle Morris, Aoibhe Hurley, Katie Audsley, Ella Hurley and Samantha Quirke having fun at the schools sports day at the DMP Athletic Grounds, Sinnottstown Lane, Drinagh.



The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, June 9, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 9th will be Ann McDonald, Sinéad O'Gorman and Una McDonald; on Friday the 16th will be Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer and Margaret Furlong; on Friday the 23rd will be Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O'Gorman and Ann O'Gorman. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday, May 26 were: Tom Rochford, John Murphy, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Séamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne, Seán Cullen and Johnny Nolan.

Adamstown Show

The 70th Agricultural, Horticultural, Trade and Vintage Show will be held in Adamstown on Saturday, July 1, at 10 a.m. The Show Committee are going all out this year for their 70th show. There will be lots of new attractions and a total of 222 classes to be judged.

Horse entries to: Abi Kent, Adamstown Stud - 087 9154730 - Let Ponies entries to: Brigid O'Gorman - 087 2447049 - Hunter Pony entries to: Dorothy Cahill - 085 7747325 - Sheep entries to: Gavin Rothwell - 087 2035784 - Home Produce, Horticultural, Craft and arts etc., to: Mary Mernagh, Horetown - 087 6320174 - Trade Stands: Eunan Flood - 087 6143207.

Dog Show: Entries on Show Field Vintage: Enquries to Pat Roche - 087 2132547 or John Kehoe - 087 2984904 Hunt Chase: Martin Marshall - 086 8551804. If you have not received a schedule, please contact any of the above. Entries close on Wednesday, June 21. Please exhibit at your local show.

Golden Jubilee

On behalf of all parishioners we extend our congratulations and best wishes to Fr Nolan on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee. The Parish Committee wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who made Fr Nolan's Golden Jubilee celebrations such a wonderful occasion for our parish on Friday, May 26.

Thanks to Bishop Denis, all the clergy who attended, Fr Nolan's family, invited guests and parishioners joined by people from far and wide who filled St Abban's Church to capacity for Mass on Friday night. Thanks to the following: both choirs for their beautiful hymns, the ushers, car-parking committee, those who prepared the church so beautifully and printing of the lovely booklet.

Thanks also to the ladies and gentlemen who prepared St Abban's Hall both on Thursday night and also Friday, and for the lovely floral arrangements, the hall looked splendid. A massive thank you for your overwhelming generosity for the lovely sandwiches and confectionery donated, it exceeded all our expectations.

Thanks to the ladies who worked so hard all night to make sure everyone was catered for and keeping the 'tea pots' full at all times. Thanks also for the use of the cups, saucers etc, and last by no means least to St Abban's Hall Committee for the use of the facility.

It probably brought back many memories to lots of people there. It was a unique and special occasion for our parish and we can be really proud of working together to achieve such a memorable night. On behalf of every parishioner we pray God's blessing on Fr Nolan to grant him many more years of health and happiness in his ministry.

Tea Day Thank you

Ellie Walsh and family, Tomgarrow wish to thank most sincerely all those who attended or gave donations to the family for their 'Tea Day' recently. The amount raised was €500 all of which will go the Alzheimer's services in County Wexford.

GAA Notes

A lot of work is taking place in the club to ensure we have a successful weekend when we host Féile on June 16, 17 and 18. We will need help on Friday and Saturday of this weekend, so if anyone would like to lend a hand on this weekend please contact TJ McDonald 087 9389372 or Deirdre Whelan 087 9389372.

We will be hosting St Molleran's Carrick on Suir, Co Waterford. Two hurling matches will be played in Cloughbawn on the Friday evening. The first match is at 5 p.m. Our match against our visitors will be played in Adamstown on Saturday morning.

The club is running a fundraising cycle. €2 a line, to guess how long it will take Martin Smyth to cycle 100km on Sunday, June 11,

Coláiste Abbain Awards.

Gavin O'Dowd, Technical Graphics, JCSP Make a book, Minor Soccer Player of the Year.

Alannah Staunton, Science and SPHE, JCSP Make a book, The Burning Flad, Girls Soccer Leinster Final Runner-up, girls five a side soccer runner-up, Basketball Players of the Year.

Darren Redmond, Woodwork, JCSP Make a book. Pawel Jaglarz, Woodwork, Science, SPHE, Reading Challenge, boys five a side soccer runner-up, Most Improved Player. Sam Murphy, maths, Technical Graphics, Reading Challenge. Graham O'Reilly, English, boys five a side soccer, Maths Competition, Basketball player of the year, second Year. Nathan O'Brien, Reading Challenge.

Leon Sinnott, CSPE, boys five a side soccer, Ellen Connors, third Year Maths, JCSP Profile Awards, SCP Endevour award, Kieve Hynes, Irish, Geography, maths, Home Economics, Science, Class Teacher Award third Year, JCSP Profile Award the burning flag, girls soccer Leinster final runner-up, Junior Student of the Year. Brandon Sinnott, maths, Geography, Construction Studies, maths, Class Teacher Award fifth Year, junior soccer Player of the Year, Senior Athletics. Daniel Roche, JCSP Make a book, Excellent Attendance Award, Information Technology Coding Class, The Burning Flag. Stephen O'Dwyer, Junior Footballer of the year.

Craig Bradley, boys five a side soccer winner, Ellen Connors, first Year JCSP Make a book, SCP Endevour Award, Katie Cash, JCSP Make a book, Seán Woods, Basketball player of the year first year, JCSP Make a book, The Burning Flag.

Senior Category: Thumb Buddies Merit Award Katie Goldsmith, English, girls soccer Leinster final runner-up, Transition Year Portfolio of the Year Ciara Booth, Transition Year Award, TY Sport Girls soccer Leinster final runner-up Cian Quirke Walsh, Mini Company, TY Award Thumb Buddies merit award Ellie Delaney, English, reading challenge, girls soccer Leinser final runner-up, most committed player, Historian of the year. Rachel Quirke, JCSP Profile Award Business Studies.


Lotto Results

Lotto Results for Wednesday, May 31: winning numbers 17, 23, 24 and 29. No jackpot winner. Five match-three winners receive €130 each: Maria Hayes; Shirley Murphy; Stevie Power; Ann Murphy, and Billy Hanton. Jackpot for Wednesday, June 7, is €13,100. Tickets available at Clonard parish office or through any promoter. Results available on or on Facebook/church of the annunciation-clonard parish.

church notes

Congratulations: To Monsignor Denis Lennon, who celebrated his Golden Jubilee last Sunday, June 4, with a thanksgiving mass held in Clonard Church.

Please Be Advised: That Mass will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, instead of 6 p.m. due to the Wexford V Kilkenny hurling match in Wexford GAA Park. There will be no 7 p.m. Mass on Monday, June 12.

Clonard To Host RTÉ Mass: On Sunday, June 18, at 11 a.m. Fr Barry Larkin will host the RTÉ Mass live on RTÉ1 with a congregation and gathering from Clonard Parish. Ruairi Byrne will be Musical Director for the group. Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can tune in on the day.

Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM. Please inform people who are sick or house bound so that they can join us over the airwaves. Masses Saturday Vigil Mass 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. Weekdays: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bank Holiday Monday 11 a.m. only.

Acorn Shop: Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Communion and Confirmation gifts now in stock.

Confessions: Every Saturday 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

Clonard GAA

Congratulations to Kevin Byrne winner of €229 in this week's split-the-pot draw, seller Michael Power. Thanks to all who support the draw each week. Don't forget clothes collection for Féile team. Bags can be dropped off to clubhouse any Monday night at 8.30 p.m., Tuesday night 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or any night adult hurlers are training. If you need bags to be to collected give Aidan a ring at 087 6285254.

The John West Féile na nGael Festival of Hurling, camogie and handball at under-14 Level will be held in Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny on the weekend of June 16 to June 18. Clonard have a proud history in this competition as we were the first Wexford team to win this all-Ireland in 1985.

The club would like to send their sympathies to Mary Kavanagh on the passing of her father Peter O'Connor and to the O'Connor family, may he rest in peace.

Huggie Bears open day

FAB Huggie Bears open day FAB Huggie Bears are holding an open day on Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a chance for you to come and see our facility, to meet our qualified and skilled childcare team and get an insight into what we offer as in curriculum, activities, etc. You are all very welcome and we would love to see you on the day for a chat and a cup of tea. We are located beside Londis Supermarket in Coolcotts and our contact number is 053 9142018.

District Notices

Want to promote an activity or club information? Need to say thank you? Contact Clonard District News In Brief at 085 8665221 with your information. This is a free service open to all clubs and associations within the Clonard area of Wexford town.



Split-the-pot winner winner this week was Elizabeth Harpur, winning €905. Elizabeth bought her lucky ticket in Centra Whitemill. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

tractor/vintage run

There is a tractor and vintage run in Murrintown at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, in aid of parish funds. Registration from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Community Centre

Murrintown Community Centre are holding their AGM on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m.

Ongoing activities as follows: Bingo - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points; Taekwon-Do - Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Pat O'Rourke 053 9145773; Women's Indoor Soccer - Tuesdays 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Annemarie Kavanagh 086 1700962; Dance Fit Classes - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., contact Amanda Burke 087 9713339; Pilates - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., contact Elaine Dowling 086 8431723.

We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo on Monday Nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (once every 4-6 weeks). Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the Community Centre at 053 9139328.

The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information please contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328.

Taghmon- Camross

Camross ICA

A big thank you to Alice Whitty, our Sports Officer, who organised a great bowling competition on Thursday the 25th in Leisure Max. Margaret O'Gorman was on the winning team and Breda Banville on the runner-up team, with all our members playing exceptionally well.

A few dates for your diary: June 10 - Pitch and Putt rencontre will take place in St Patrick's in Enniscorthy. July, seventh - The Garden Party will take place in An Grianán (ICA Head Office). 14 of the ladies will be going to the event this year as this is our annual outing.

Our next meeting will be on June 12 and the monthly competition will be the 'prettiest ornamental useable jug (any size)'. The Camross ICA Guild is a bunch of friendly ladies always ready to welcome new comers, so why not come to the meeting on June 12?

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