Monday 11 December 2017

Around the Districts

Mikaela Lanigan, Chloe Redmond, Caoimhe O'Connor and Leah Morrissey who were reprersenting Killurin at the Ferrycarrig regatta.
Mikaela Lanigan, Chloe Redmond, Caoimhe O'Connor and Leah Morrissey who were reprersenting Killurin at the Ferrycarrig regatta.
Ann Marie Blake, Grace Cullen, Moira O'Toole and Veronica Murphy enjoying ladies night at the Wexford races recently.



The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, August 11, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, August 11, will be Catherine Walsh, Eileen N Walsh, Eileen J Walsh and Denise Carthy Walsh; on Friday, August 18, will be Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong; on Friday, August 25, will be Marian Kelly, Catherine L Kelly, Catherine J Kelly and Mary Fortune; on Friday, September 1, will be: Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton and Bernie Conway.

Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday, July 28, were: Nick Doyle, Joe Deacon, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Phil Jackman, and Mary Jackman.


Sympathy to Liam Morrissey on the death of his sister Anne Hannon, Taghmon recently. Sadly missed by her husband Paul, daughter Katrina, sons Chris and Brian, and grandchildren. Also to her brothers and sisters, extended family and friends. She was laid to rest in Taghmon. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Social dancing

social dancing returns to Adamstown Hall on Saturday, August 19, from 9.30 p.m., with music by the Wicklow Man. All welcome, refreshments served.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, August 11, in Community Centre for a jackpot of €13,000. Keep on buying the tickets and be in with a chance.


The Castle Vintage Club barbecue and Bike Run will take place at Rochford's Camross on Saturday, August 12, starting with the Bike Run at 3 p.m. followed by barbecue and music by Freeway at 9.30 p.m. All proceeds in aid of local charities. All support would be greatly appreciated.


PATRON dates

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. The patron in Ardcandrisk Graveyard will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 13. This will be followed by Carrig Graveyard at 3 p.m.


A massive well done and congratulations to Eimer Gabbett, who was recently selected as part of the under-16 Leinster and under-16 Irish Soccer Squad. The selection process took place in the university of Limerick where Eimer (along with all the other young hopefulls) spent a week exhibiting their talents. We wish Eimer the very best of luck for the future.


The Ferrycarrig rowing club annual regatta took place on Sunday, July 30. Fr John Carroll performed the traditional blessing of the Slaney Cots prior to the races commencing. Following this, crews made their way to the start line which on the day was not an easy task for the coxes as strong winds made conditions extremely tough.

Rowers as young as 10 years of age took on the strong currents in Ferrycarrig and 'pulled like dogs' to make their way along a very tough course. There was a strong representation from all five of the Slaney Rowing Association clubs, which comprises of Ferrycarrig RC, Edermine Ferry RC, Kilurin RC, St Kearns RC and the newly formed Trolls RC.

The committee of Ferrycarrig rowing club under the guidance of chairperson Lorraine Foley put a lot of work into the setting up the regatta, receiving much welcomed help from the parents of Ferrycarrig's young rowers as well as Declan Power, Eddie Foley, Paul Power and Chris Corley whom facilitated the laying of the course.

The prize giving took place later that day in Mary Jo's Barntown. Ferrycarrig Rowing Club would like to thank all in Mary Jo's for their continuing support and like to extend thanks to all that helped with the organising of their regatta.

Ferrycarrig Rowing Club wish all the SRA clubs the very best of luck in the 2017 all-Ireland Rowing Championships taking place in Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal on the 18th to August 20.

SKITTLES results

TEAM EVENT - Mary Jo's finished second in the Junior B group which resulted in a playoff against the winners of group A Saltmills in the Junior League semi-finals.

Both teams headed to Powers of Ballycullane for the battle of the sticks. What a battle it was. Saltmills started strong and put up a challenge by taking the first two games - leading with a score of 2: 0. Mary Jo's took the third game, making the score 2: one. Saltmills, standing strong, kept the upper hand leaving Mary Jo's trailing with a score of 3: one. With nothing to loose - apart from the semi-finals - Mary Jo's fought on clawing their way back to a score of 3: two, then drawing level at 3: three. With one final game to go the pressure was on and the craic was mighty. However, the pressure proved to be too much for Saltmills as Mary Jo's took the final game with a spectacular finish from Eamonn Nobblett. Final Score 3: four.

Mary Jo's team: Eamonn Nobblett, Pat Hogan, Ray Colfer, Stuart Duggan, Jim Byrne and Aoife Duggan.

Saltmills team: David Ryan, Dick Keating, Eamon Devlin, John Culleton, John Finn and Fintan Whelan.

The second semi-final is due to be played tonight in Ballycullane between Paul Morrisseys and Gusserane. Due to holidays etc the date for the Junior Finals has yet to be decided.

Sunday the 13th will see Senior League team final between Frank Jordans and St Leonards in Carrig-on-Bannow at 4 p.m.

SENIOR SINGLES - On Wednesday night Mary Jo's was the venue for the quarter finals of the Senior Singles. Results: John Joe Murphy beat Bill Redmond 3: one. Tommy Colfer beat Michael Murphy 3: two. Aiden Sinnott beat John Mackey 3: one. Mary Jo's own Pat Hogan and Ray Colfer are still in contention for the Paul Morrissey Perpetual Junior Singles Cup.

Best of luck to all competitors.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the O'Keeffe family, Ballindinas Barntown, on the recent passing of their beloved Father, Grandfather and Brother, Jimmy (Digger) O'Keeffe. Jimmy was laid to rest in Barntown cemetery last Monday and is sadly missed by all his family, extended family and many friends from far and near. May he Rest In Peace.


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


Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, August 13,. Music on the night is by 'Just 2', who pay their first visit to Oylegate. This group are very popular on the social dancing circuit. Dancing is from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8. Come along and enjoy a lovely night of music, fun and dance.

Half Marathon/10k

The Oylegate half marathon and 10km will take place on Sunday, August 27, 'A Look Back in Time' We are delighted to announce that a small number of copies of the historical book 'Oylegate-Glenbrien, A Look Back in Time' has been republished and is also available at €25 from Aidan Quirke/Maureen Somers/Tom Miller/Freeman's Gala store/email

GAA club news

Best of luck to the senior hurlers when the play Glynn in Wexford Park on Saturday, August 12.

Lotto: in the draw held on July 26 numbers drawn were 5, 10, 18 and 29, and bonus 1. The lucky-dip winners were O'Donohoe Family, Stephen McCormack, Paddy Bolger, Stephaine Jordan, Sarah O'Brien, Shane Fortune, Mai Dagg, and Ann Harpur Next draw is on August 9 in the Slaney Inn. Tickets available locally.

Camogie news

New members are always welcome to join our club. The following are training times for 2017; under-8s Mondays at 6.30 p.m.; under-10s Mondays at 6.30 p.m.; under-12s Mondays at 6.30 p.m.; under-14s Mondays and Fridays at 6 p.m.; under-16s Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Minor Fridays at 6.30 p.m.; Junior and Intermediate Mondays and Fridays at 7 p.m.

Ladies' Football

Under-8s training is every Wednesday evening in Crossabeg pitch at 6.30 with Ciaran Kearney (087 6121959). Registration is €30 and gum shields must be worn.Under-10 and under-12 training is also on every Wednesday evening in Crossabeg Pitch at 6.30.

Mass Times

Please note Mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m. Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.

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