Saturday 25 November 2017

Around the Districts

Shannine McDonald, Shauna Sinnott, Aisling Fanning and Ríbh Sexton from Killurin who won the U16 race at the Ferrycarrig regatta on Sunday morning.
Shannine McDonald, Shauna Sinnott, Aisling Fanning and Ríbh Sexton from Killurin who won the U16 race at the Ferrycarrig regatta on Sunday morning.



Results for Wednesday, July 26: winning numbers 18, 29, 30 and 31. No jackpot winner. Seven match-three winners receive €93 each: The Grandchildren; Elve McManus; Ann and Patsy; Ann Marie Murphy; Louise Murphy; Tommy Convey and N. Breen.

Jackpot for August 2 is €5,300. Tickets available at Clonard parish office or through any promoter. Results available on or on Facebook/church of the annunciation-clonard parish.

Church news

Medical Missionaries Of Mary: Sister Anne, who spoke at all Masses a few weeks ago and shared some of her experiences as a missionary nun in Malawi for 32 years, sincerely thanks all of you for your support of the ongoing work of the Medical Missionaries, she was very grateful for the €500 which was raised here in this parish.

Clonard Pilgrimage To Knock: Departing Clonard Community Centre at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, returning Wednesday, September 20, at approximately 7 p.m. Staying in Knock House Hotel - Dinner, bed and breakfast €95pps twin/double room, €110 single room. There are still a couple of seats left on this trip. Please contact Karen in the parish office at 053 9123672 to book. €20 non-refundable deposit required when booking. Full payment required by Friday, August 25.

Irish Kidney Association: Wexford branch of the Irish Kidney Association wish to thank everyone who contributed to our church gate collection on the July 15/16. Also a big thank you to the collectors, your support is greatly appreciated.

Diocese Of Ferns Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Calzadilla de los Hermanillos to Ponferrada August 16 to August 23: Cost €517 including Flights, Private Bus Transfers in Spain, Accommodation and Insurance. Director: Father Roger O'Neill (New Ross) 087 9451264. Chaplain: Father James Cullen (Wexford). Two places available. Booking: O'Leary Travel Limited at 053 9233178.

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., Gifts, Mass Cards, Statues, Prayer Books in stock.

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

Girl guides

Clonard Guiding Unit are delighted to announce that in September we will be launching our guide (10 to 14+) and ranger (14 up) sections. Anyone interested in joining contact Michelle at or at 086 0567929. Everyone is welcome. New leaders 18+ are also welcome. Registration for all four sections will be on Tuesday, September 5, in Clonard Community Centre between 5-7 p.m.

This year is the 20th birthday of Cygnets (5 to seven years) section in Clonard and we have planned a fantastic year for the girls. If any past members or parents have old photos we would love to hear from you. We will get copies done. Please give Michelle a ring at 086 0567929. Watch out for more news on the celebrations.

Clonard GAA

Congratulation to Mich Power on winning €239 in this week's split-the-pot draw. Next week's envelopes are on sale now. Thanks to all for selling and supporting us weekly. Our summer camp is on the first, August 2 and 3.10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., three Days of Hurling/Camogie/Football and lots of fun. New style Training top, shorts and socks included. For booking contact Mary at 087 9967925. We would really appreciate it if you are a doing clear out of any clothes, shoes, bedclothes, curtains or handbags please bring them to the pitch any Tuesday night at underage training between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. or if you need them to be collected contact Aidan at 087 6285254.

Ladies' GAA

Clonard Volunteers played three games last week, our little under-eight girls put in a fantastic performance V St Martin's on Wednesday evening, for most of these girls it was their first ever match. The excitement from both teams was brilliant, for most of them their sisters were playing an under-12 game also v St Martin's again great performances from both teams. Thanks to Fiona for bringing in the girls for a challenge game, all the under-12 girls wish Lucy Fitzgerald a speedy recovery from her injury. On Sunday evening our under-14 Pink team travelled out to Glynn-Barntown for a challenge game, again another good game with a real team effort performance from everyone.

Upcoming games for the week are: Tonight Clonard Volunteer Junior B play in their championship semi-final V ST Bridget's at 7.30 p.m. in Clonard, on Wednesday evening our under-14 Pink team play also in Clonard V Adamstown in their Cup semi-final at 7.30 p.m., there will be a charge on the gate for semi-finals. On Saturday our under-12 Green team play in their Shield Quarter final V Starlights time to be confirmed. Best of luck to all our teams, as always plenty of support is needed and appreciated.

Thanks to everyone who supported Wexford ladies' football team and Clonard Volunteers at the races on Friday, a great evening was had by all. Well done to our senior player Niamh Butler and her county teammates as they beat Offaly on Sunday and best of luck as they meet Tipperary next in the quarter final. Well done to our members who took part in the Relay for Life over the weekend, where they raised money for Cancer support.

We are getting great numbers at training on both days thanks to all our coaches who are putting in a huge effort with all the teams. training as usual for all ages every Wednesday evening in Clonard GAA pitch at 6.30-7.30, every Saturday morning at Vols GAA pitch at 10.30. For more information about our training sessions contact Suzanne at 086 6063488.



The patron in Barntown will be held this Sunday, August 6, with Mass at 2 p.m.

The patron in Glynn will be held on Sunday, August 13, at 2 p.m. This will be followed by Killurin at approximately 2.45 p.m.

The patron in Whitechurch will take place on Sunday, September 10, at 2 p.m.


As a gesture of gratitude for the immense support that the parish received this year in the Mayoral contest, a barbecue (free of charge) will take place in the newly constructed pitch at the school in Barntown. A child friendly event, there will be free burgers, sausages, ice cream and juice for all who attend.

Following refreshments, the pitch and astra turf pitch will be blessed and officially opened by the Mayor (His Worship Mr Tom Dempsey). All are invited to attend this little bit of history in the making. A meeting for all who are organising the bbq will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, at the school.


All food at the barbecue following the patron in Barntown will be supplied by the parish. One area that parishioners might like to help with is the baking of fresh buns. Buns are extremely convenient at a bbq as they don't require plates or cutlery. Should anyone be willing to display their baking skills, buns can be dropped to the school from noon on Sunday, August 6, where members of the organising committee will gratefully accept your produce.


Thanks to Damien Donlon, who has briefed members of the Parish Finance Committee and Mayoral candidates, on the new Website for the area. It is hoped to launch the website on the Sunday of the patron.


Tara Villa Childcare is now enrolling for September 2017 and spaces are limited. We are offering two free ECCE pre-school/Montessori years for children from three years up to school-going age. Also available is a part time sessional service for children from two years upwards, We are also offering a 'before and after school' service as well as a Homework Club in Barntown National School. All enquiries to Catherine at 087 4476858 or 053 9120066.


First Friends Playschool is now taking bookings for ECCE schemes in September 2017. For more information contact Marian at 087 2332133.


Our Senior camogie girls put on a great display against near neighbours St Martin's in round two of the championship on Monday evening in Killurin but were beaten in the end 2-8 to 1-16.

Blustery winds led to Killurin on Wednesday evening as under-12 camogie team (Goliath) took on Rathnure in their third last game of the season. The girls pulled together once again and had a healthy win on home ground. Thanks to all who came out to support the girls and to referee Tony Butler.

Our under-14 camogie team bowed out of championship on Saturday afternoon in Oylegate where they put up a great fight against a strong Kilrush side and made the club bery proud of them.

Hard luck to our minor club girls Emma Kiely, Róisín Cooney, Aisling Halligan, Clodagh Jackman and Holly Hynes defeated in the Leinster Shield final on Sunday by Dublin in Fenagh.

Well done to club girl Emma Dempsey, who scored two goals for Wexford under-16 camogie team in their win over Waterford on Sunday in Waterford. Final score 5-13 to 2-9.


Our under-eights travelled to Taghmon on Wednesday evening where they played with great skill and heart.

Our under-10 boys crossed the county border to take on Glenmore of Kilkenny this week in a highly entertaining game for all in attendance with only a puck of the ball between them. This was great preparation for their participation in the Halo Tiles under-10 blitz in Ferns Centre of Excellence on Saturday morning.

Our Minor hurlers were defeated by Shelmaliers in championship on Wednesday evening. Our under-14 footballers drew with St Martin's in Killurin on Friday evening 3-8 apiece. Our under-16 footballers were unfortunately defeated by Ferns the same evening in Killurin.


Glynn-Barntown GAA Club and community were deeply saddened on Monday evening to learn of the passing of our young friend Jack Pettit. A genius on the sportsfield, gentleman off it, but most importantly a friend to so many young men and women in our club and across the county.

Jack was a Lady's Island and St Fintan's man to the core but in 2015 our club was very fortunate to have him as an isolated player where he made a fantastic contribution to our minor hurling team helping us to reach the premier final that year. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his parents Liam and Julie, brother David, grandparents and extended family and to the St Fintan's/Lady's Island GAA clubs at their incredible loss.

A huge crowd gathered in a gesture of comfort and support on Wednesday evening in our clubhouse and we ask all our young people to support and talk to each other at this very difficult time. As a mark of respect towards our friend Jack, Glynn-Barntown GAA pitch and grounds were closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Our Junior hurlers had a win over St Fintan's on Saturday afternoon. A minutes silence was observed before the game in memory of our mutual friend Jack and both teams and supporters gathered after the game in our clubhouse for a cup of tea and refreshments.

Our Senior hurlers suffered a disappointing defeat in Wexford Park on Sunday to Rathnure 2-12 to 1-17 in round two of the Senior Hurling championship.


Glynn-Barntown GAA Club lotto Wednesday, July 26, has been won. Winning numbers 10, 11, 15 and 20. Winner was Brendan Keane and family. Congratulations and enjoy your winnings. six match-three winners also. Bridie O'Dowd. Nicola Rossiter, Cathy Atkinson, Julie Kearney/Frances O'Connell, Mary Jackman, Frank Sinnott. Reserve jackpot is now €5,400. Next draw in Mary Jo's on August 9.


It was a fantastic win on Monday evening by our under-10 Green ladies' football team who beat Blackwater at home in a thrilling match. The girls were dominant throughout and deserved their win. Well done, all.


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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