Saturday 25 January 2020

Around the Districts

enjoying the Wexford Supporters Club pre-match dinner in The Talbot Hotel on Saturday afternoon were David Whitty from Barntown and Dearbhla Daly, Bannow.
enjoying the Wexford Supporters Club pre-match dinner in The Talbot Hotel on Saturday afternoon were David Whitty from Barntown and Dearbhla Daly, Bannow.


Drink Tea for mnd

Come along to Carrig community centre on Sunday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and help raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease. Enjoy a cup of tea and a cake or two all welcome.

Patron and field day

Ballymitty Patron and field day takes place on Sunday, June 25, with prayers at 1.30 p.m. followed immediately afterwards by field day with lots of attractions ranging from Duck Racing to pongo to barbecue as well as strawberries and cream and lots more so come along and enjoy a great afternoons entertainment in the school field, hope to see you there.

B & R Show

The Bannow and Rathangan Show takes place at Killag, Duncormick on Thursday, July 13, schedules are now out and may be had from Elizabeth Freeman, The Ballagh, Enniscorthy, 087 7560871 or 053 9136588, closing date for receipt of entries is Tuesday, June 27.

Music Festival

This year's Tullicanna Music Fetival takes place at Stafford's of Tullicanna on Sunday, July 16, from 5 p.m. onwards with a great line up of artists. The proceeds from this year's festival are going to the South Wexford Branch of MS.

Corach News

Congratulations to this week's Corach Ramblers split-the-pot winner John Nolan, Taylorstown, who wins a brilliant €682. Well done John and thanks again everyone for your continued support #COYR

Corach hosted Raheen on week4 of the Richie Dwyer Over-35s league on a fine but breezy evening in Danescastle. This league is turning out to be extremely close and this game proved no different. With goal scoring opportunities at a premium neither team could break the deadlock in the first half. Corach started strongest after the break and had a number of chances to go ahead but just couldn't find the finishing touch they needed.

With 20 minutes to go Raheen struck to score what turned out to be the match winner after Corach failed to clear their lines from a corner. A goalmouth scramble was finished off by James Furlong from close range past Toddy Barry in the Corach goal. Corach pushed hard for the equaliser but failed to breakdown a stubborn Raheen backline. A single goal was always likely to clinch this game and so it proved, with two teams who could well be in the shake-up at the end of the season.

Grantstown News

Upcoming events at Grantstown Daycare: Tuesday, June 13 - Pongo in the morning and Taghmon Daycare Centre coming in the afternoon music by Stephen Murphy. Wednesday, June 14 - Pongo/Exercise in the morning and quiz in the afternoon. Thursday, June 15 - Pongo in the morning and Cards and two Paddy in the afternoon. Don't forget you can find all of this information on Facebook.

Urgent CE Scheme Vacancies - Grantstown Daycare has vacancies in all our departments. If you are interested and fulfil the criteria please contact Grantstown Daycare centre at 051 561016.

Trip To Knock - Our annual trip to Knock will take place on the Friday the 14th - Saturday, July 15. The cost of the trip is €120 PP all inclusive. A deposit of €20 is required to secure your place. For more information on this trip contact Betty at 087 9057391.

Volunteers - Have you any time to spare? Grantstown is looking for volunteers. If you can give even an hour of your time per week, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us if you prepare to help our senior citizens. Many hands makes light work.

GAA club notes

This week's lotto jackpot will take place in Taghmon this Tuesday evening. Tickets can be purchased from the post office Carrig, Seabreeze Laundrette Carrig, Tír na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge, and from any Club Officer down in Grantstown.

The Junior Hurlers had a great win over Horeswood on Friday last while the Junior Ladies had a two point win over Kilmore on Sunday morning last. Well done ladies and Thank you also to their Mentors Pat Fitzharris (junior) and Amy Power.

The Junior B Football lost their game to Oylegate. They are down to play St Mary's Rosslare this Tuesday evening in Grantstown at 8 p.m.

This is a big weekend for our under-14 Hurling and camogie Teams in the Féile which starts on Friday, June 16. All details of events will be on our Facebook. Best of luck to both squads, Mentors and parents and enjoy the weekend.

The golf classic takes place on Friday, August 11, in Wexford.

Details and information on matches on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

Social dancing

social dancing continues every Thursday night at Tir Nog from 8 p.m., all welcome; music this Thursday, June 15, by Dick and Ted, June 22 Delta Dawn and June 29 Tom Power the Latchico man. Refreshments served in aid of new hand ball build.

Ballymitty School

St Joseph's NS Enrolment forms available from the school office or phone 051 561324.

Ballymitty Folk Group - Some of the pupils of Ballymitty's senior classes are putting on a night of Drama, Song, Music and craic on Thursday June 15 at 7.30 p.m. sharp in Ballymitty Hall. It promises to be a great night. All families, friends and community members are invited along. There will be a raffle during the interval and also €5 admission. All monies raised go to Ballymitty N.S. and Ballymitty Hall.


Lotto Results

Lotto Results for Wednesday, June 7: winning numbers 3, 4, 25 and 27. No jackpot winner. Three match-three winners receive €217 each: R Smith; Kay Goggins, and Joan O'Connell.

Jackpot for Wednesday, June 14, is €13,750. Tickets available at Clonard parish office or through any promoter. Results available on or on Facebook/church of the annunciation-clonard parish.

church news

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.

Novena To the Sacred Heart Of Jesus: This will start on Thursday, June 15, in the Church of the Annunciation, Clonard.

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 In Clonard: Every Saturday 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

ICA guild

Next meeting takes place on June 15, at 7.30 p.m. in Coolcotts Community Centre. €10 extra needed to be paid on the night for hot food. Ladies it's that time of the year again when we end our ICA year with a party. There will be no speaker as we will have our food and chat. The last federation competition for the year is an 8" diameter pot holder, three colours, any medium, for indoor and outdoor use handmade.

Pauper's Graveyard

The annual patron at the Paupers' Graveyard, Coolcotts, Wexford will take place on Friday, June 16, at 7.30 p.m. Tea or coffee will be provided at the Coolcotts Community Centre, O'Leary Road immediately after the Ceremony.

Help 1 CEP CLG

Help 1 have vacancies under their Community Employment Project 2017/2018. Help 1 is comprised of the following groups Ard Aoibhinn, Rehab Care and Church of Ireland.

The vacancies listed under Help 1 are as follows: Administration, Care Assistants, Tour Guide, Kitchen Assistant. Please email C.V's to or Phone Help one office at 053 9122377 for any queries. Closing Date: June 9.

svp bric-a-brac

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and bric-a-brac sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas Street on Friday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the society.

Clonard GAA

Congratulations to Joan Anglim winner of €204 in this week's split-the-pot draw, seller Aidan Gilbert. Thanks to all who support the draw each week.

Don't forget the 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 collected give Aidan a ring at 087 6285254.

your news

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.



First Friends Playschool summer Camp will take place the first two weeks in July. Also now taking bookings for ECCE schemes in September 2017. For more information contact Marian at 087 2332133.


A massive well done to our under-8 camogie teams who took part in a blitz on Sunday in Rosslare. The future is bright with these up and coming stars.

Well done to club girls Aoife Sheil, Clodagh Jackman and Chloe Cashe and their Wexford Intermediate camogie team mates who drew with Kilkenny on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the all-Ireland championship.


Well done to our under-12 hurlers who defeated Rathnure on Tuesday evening by three points.

It was a week of mixed success for our under-14 hurlers who had a victory over Shelmaliers on Tuesday at home but were beaten on Thursday evening by Faythe Harriers away.

Not to be outdone by his famous cousin, club under-14 goalkeeper Cian Turner represented a Wexford Rackard League selection in Wexford Park at half time in the Leinster Senior Hurling semi-final on Saturday evening where he looked very comfortable between the posts. Well done, Cian.


A big thank you to all the super volunteers who turned up on Saturday morning in not the prettiest of weather to take part in the Féile tidy up. You did a sparkling job.

The club as a whole would like to express it's appreciation to all of our Féile sponsors for the generous support for what is shaping up to be a very exciting and enjoyable weekend for the boys and first of our club.

Full details of our Féile sponsors are on our club website and social media pages. Details of the weekend itself are also available there.


We are most proud of our two young under-14 ladies who represented their club and county over the weekend in the Féile skills finals.

Sinéad Kirwan represented Wexford in the National Féile ladies' football skills on Saturday and did herself proud while Ciara Butler represented Wexford in the Leinster under-14 skills final in Portlaoise on Sunday where she was placed second. That's a fantastic achievement girls.


Our Junior hurlers defeated Kilmore in the league on Tuesday evening in a hard fought game 3-12 to 2-16.

Our Senior footballers played Kilanerin away in Senior Football League on Friday evening but were defeated unfortunately.

Words can't express the delight and excitement in all Wexford GAA hearts following Saturday evenings win over Kilkenny in the Leinster Senior Hurling semi-final. As a club we are particularly proud of our club men involved - Mark Fanning and Gary Moore and we look forward with great anticipation to July 2 and our day in GAA headquarters.


Congratulations to club under-14 player Sinéad Kirwan, who represented Wexford in the National Féile football skills at the weekend - we're so proud of you Sinéad.

Well done Jane Murphy and Robyn OConnor who represented club and county in the under-12 ladies' football blitz on Saturday.


The remainder of the gear orders have arrived and can be collected from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evening June 12/13 - the club shop will be open also at these times.


Training continues for the Ferrycarrig Rowing Club. Come along and give it a try.

We will be on-shore beside the 'Giraffe' every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 7 p.m.

Wear trainers and bring a bottle of water. Look forward to seeing you there.


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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