Sunday 19 November 2017

Around the Districts

Rebecca and Brian O'Rourke enjoying themselves in the Sulzer Pumps hospitality tent at the Wexford races.
Rebecca and Brian O'Rourke enjoying themselves in the Sulzer Pumps hospitality tent at the Wexford races.



The weekly '30' card game continues in the community centre this Friday, September 15, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week; catering on Friday, September 15, will be Rosie Siggins, Marie Murphy and Maura Barden. This finishes the year's rota and a sincere thanks to all the ladies who faithfully each Friday night look after the card players so well.

Catering on Friday, September 22, will be Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong and Liz Furlong; on Friday, September 29, will be Frances Gallagher and Mary J Furlong; on Friday, October 6, will be Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle, and Maria Carty; on Friday, October 13, will be Catherine Moore, Kathleen O'Connor, Nancy Walsh and Tina Whelan. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, September 1, were Christy Hynes, Pat Doyle, Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Mick Hanlon and Willie Kehoe.

Annual Patron

After a damp morning on Sunday last, the weather greatly improved for our annual Patron Mass and blessing of the graves. As with other years, there was a huge attendance, who joined in the celebration of Mass in St Abban's Church.

Fr Nolan was joined by Fr Odhran Furlong and Fr Jim Furlong in the celebration, many people remained at family graves in lovely sunshine and the Mass was relayed by loudspeaker to the cemetery. Following Mass Fr Nolan blessed the graves and Fr Jim and Fr Odhran recited the rosary. The whole cemetery looked splendid with the graves beautifully decorated with a fantastic array of flowers and colours.

Thanks to all those who so lovingly care for all the graves of their loved ones throughout the year and in particular at the time of our patron. Thanks also to the cemetery committee whose commitment and dedication to the cemetery is appreciated so much by everyone. Thanks to the choir/folk group for their lovely music, singing and to Pádraig for his musical participation in the ceremony. Thanks to the altar servers, Eucharistic ministers. Thanks to Cait for her continued work and help in St Abban's. Thanks to the Fás workers for their work in the church grounds and in the cemetery in keeping it looking so well.

Thanks to the cemetery committee for their work in traffic control and they wish to thank most sincerely all those who gave so generously to the cemetery upkeep collection taken up on the day, the amount donated came to €2,745 which will be spent on the continued upkeep of the cemetery and grounds. Many thanks to everyone.

Thanks to the ladies who prepared the church and outside the church grounds. Lastly thanks to Bob Saunders for the sound system which was such a help to the many people who listened to the Mass outside.

Musical Theatre

Names are now being taken for Musical Theatre Class in Raheen Hall.

Covering all aspects of stage, drama, movement/dance and singing as well as lots of games and improvisation fun. Thursday evenings (starting September 14) at 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m. for five- to eight-year-olds; 5.45 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. for nine- to 12-year-olds. Call 086 1073841 to register. Guitar, voice training and piano also available.

ICA Adamstown

Following the summer break the September meeting of the local ICA Guild will take place on Wednesday, September 13, at 8 p.m. in the community centre. Looking forward to seeing everyone back, new members always welcome.

The composition for Wednesday night is talk for one minute on 'My summer news'. Hostesses for wed night are Geraldine and Ann Mc.

Girls make RDS History

Two sisters from Adamstown won major competitions at the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS recently on the same pony who broke the record for winning in three competitions in one show. Emma's pony Glencroft Aruba, who is now nine years old owned by their grandmother Mary Margaret Roche of Assagart.

The pony won the under-17 Connemara Pony Ridden Competition in 2014 came second in 2015 and won again in 2016 before Emma handed the reigns to Glencroft Aruba over to her younger sister Meabh 16, who won this year's under-17 Connemara Pony Ridden Classes Competition. The Byrne's sisters are daughters of Ted and Patrice Byrne, Chaple Adamstown.

For their prize the girls got to parade Glencroft Aruba before the Aga Khan in the parade of champions. Well done, girls.

Adamstown Social Dance

The next dance in Adamstown Hall takes place on Saturday, September 16, music by Michael Collins, doors open at 9 p.m., will be dancing from 10 p.m. to 12.30 p.m. Tea served. Please support.



You are invited to attend a coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in Declan's, Sycamore House this coming Thursday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are tremendously proud to announce that this is the 25th anniversary of the coffee morning at Declan's and we would love to see you there.


Our Lady of Lourdes Guides and St Anne's Brigins wish to express their deepest sympathy to the Whelan Family on the recent death of their mother Mary, our leader for 40 years and one of the founder members of Barntown Girl Guides, May she Rest In Peace.

Meetings resume tomorrow night Wednesday, September 13, from seven to 8.30 p.m. Not too late to register. New Brigins, Guides and leaders most welcome, come along tomorrow night or contact Eithne at 086 2468940.'


Forever Fit Wexford holds classes every Tuesday at 11.30 in Glynn Hall. Actvie 50 + exercise to music. Suitable for all fitness levels. Call or Text Amanda Burke at 087 9713339.


SE Skittles Junior Division - All roads lead to Carrick on Sunday the 27th where Paul Morrisseys and Mary Jo's went into battle to see who would emerge winners of the Junior League for 2017.

Thanks to Tolic for being referee and Mick Carthy for score keeping. Paul Morrisseys team: John Powere, Mick Nolan, Mick Kennedy, Steven Corley, Tom Quigley and Leah Power. Mary Jo's team: Pat Hogan, Stuart Duggan, Eamonn Nobblett, Ray Colfer, Jim (G/Papa G) Byrne and Aoife Dugggan.

The awards presentation took place in Micko's last Saturday night (September 2). Where great craic was had by all.

Senior Division: Team League - first: St Leonards (have now won the league three years in a row). Second place: Frank Jordan's. Singles Tournament - first: Mick Carthy (The Shanoo Sharp Shooter) title holder for four years in a row. second place: Tommy Colfer (The Coolboy Kid)

Junior Division: Team League - first: Mary Jo's. Second: Paul Morrisseys. Singles Tournament - first: Steven Nash. second: Mick Nolan.

A Charity event held in Duncormick on Saturday the 26th saw our own Papa G (Jim Byrne) and his team narrowly defeated in the final coming a close second. Well done to all involved in this event.


Reeling in the years and celebrating its 20th birthday - Mary, Cyril, Nicola and Eimear and all the staff would like to invite friends of Knockeen and past staff to come and help us celebrate on Friday, September 15, between 2.30 and 8 p.m. for an afternoon Tea Party. Supporting Wexford Hospice Homecare.


You are invited to bring a school bag and one school book to Barntown Mass on the weekend of September 23 and 24. You can choose which Mass to attend - 7 p.m. on Saturday the 23rd or 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Sunday the 24th.


On behalf of the community, deepest sympathy is extended to the Whelan family of Holmestown on the recent passing of their mother and grandmother Mary. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

CAMOGIE club news

Hard luck to our under-16 camogie team who lost out to St Martin's in Killurin on Monday evening in championship. Well done to our under-10 Blue camogie team who thrilled their supporters winning in Monageer on Wednesday evening.

20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - A fantastic day of camogie was enjoyed by all last Saturday week as our camogie club celebrated its 20th anniversary with the Leinster inflatable pitch providing the venue for a mini blitz for under-six to under-12s, obstacle courses, coffee morning, cake sale, ice cream stand while tbe evening entertainment kicked off with a Junior/Senior mini league all leading up to a night of music and memories in the clubhouse bar. A presentation was made to Mary Roche to thank herself and Declan (The Sycamore House) for their 20 years of sponsorship and support.

As part of our 20-year anniversary celebrations the camogie club held two competitions: The winner of our colouring competition was Sophie Sinnott (under-8) and the winner of our design-a-crest competition was Cara Kelly (under-12). Both girls received vouchers for the club gear shop as their prizes.

THANK YOU - Our under-8 camogie team are thrilled to have been presented with their new gear at our 20-year anniversary celebrations on Saturday - the set of team jerseys and individual socks and shorts were very kindly sponsored by Nevins partnership to whom we extend a huge thank you.


Our under-eight hurlers played their final blitz of the year in Clongeen on Saturday morning with another fine turnout and some great skills on show.

Well done to our under-nine hurling team who took part in the John Kennedy Memorial Tournament in Castletown/Liam Mellowes GAA Club last Saturday morning playing three games v Rapparees, Castletown and Rathnure.

Our under-12 boys played some great football in their shield semi-final win against Shelmaliers on Tuesday evening. Great teamwork was the key in securing a final spot. Well done, boys.

Well done also to the under-12 boys second team who won their football semi-final the previous night against Ballynastragh Gaels in a very exciting game.

Our under-16 footballers were unfortunately beaten by Gusserane on Monday evening away.

Barntown NS Rackard League 2016/17 boys' teams were recently honoured at a civic reception hosted by the mayor in acknowledgement of their huge achievement in winning Rackard league A hurling, A football and A rounders in 2017. At the meeting the boys were congratulated and school Principal Louisa O'Brien Glynn paid tribute to them and their mentors with a particular mention for clubman Willie Carley Jnr for his hard work and acknowledged Glynn-Barntown GAA Club for their role in developing these players also and looks forward to continuing the close relationship with the club.


Our Senior footballers notched up another vital championship win v Castletown on Friday evening. Well done, lads.

SAVE THE DATE - An 80's REWIND NIGHT will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday, September 23, 8.30 p.m. onwards. Don your 80's gear and moonwalk back in time to enjoy the iconic music of the time with a few special 'guest appearances' from some 80's stars. Tickets €10. All club members, supporters, parents and adult players are asked to support what promises to be a night of great fun.


Club lotto Wednesday, September 6 - Numbers drawn; 2, 13, 19, 30. No jackpot winner. Four match-three winners - Mick Walsh, Carmel and Patrick Nolan, Kathleen Fitzharris, Ena and Paddy Kehoe. Next draw in Martys on Wednesday, September 21.


Under-12 Ladies' Football county final - This amazing team of girls ended their football season on Sunday as they started, with hard work, effort, heart, determination and a never give up attitude. Unfortunately it wasn't to be their day. Despite a great battle, Kilanerin came out on top. This group of girls can hold their heads up high, knowing they have made their coaches, club and families very proud as county finalists. After the match the girls headed back to the club house for a well deserved party. Thanks to all the parents and supporters and a huge thank you to the management.


The autumn league is due to start from September 11 the schedule is available on the GAA club website and also posted in the clubhouse. Tokens for lights are available at Mace in Killurin.


A massive well done from all in our GAA, camogie and Ladies' Football clubs to Glynn-Barntown Rounders Team on winning their second all-Ireland title in a row last Sunday.


Everyone in Glynn-Barntown GAA, Coiste, camogie and Ladies' Football Clubs extends their deepest sympathies to the Whelan family, Barntown on the sad passing of their mother and grandmother Mary. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

NOTES deadline change

Please be advised that there has been a deadline change for District Notes. The People Office new deadline is 2 p.m. on the Friday before publication. Notices for inclusion for the Glynn-Barntown area, should be emailed (before midday) to: or alternatively, phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.



Split-the-pot winner winner this week was Sabrina O'Dwyer, winning €770. Sabrina bought her ticket at Butlers PO North Main Street Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Community Centre

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., ongoing weekly classes, beginners and all levels welcome. or just come along, contact Amanda Burke 087 9713339; Zumba - Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., contact Jaymee Duggan 086 3367386; Pilates - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., contact Elaine Dowling 086 8431723.

French Classes with Alice - Starting soon. Classes for adults, beginners, intermediate and French for holidays. Classes for students leaving cert, grammar and leaving cert oral prep. For enquiries and bookings please contact Alice - 087 9803546

Flutterby's Theatre Drama and Acting Classes - starting soon. Preschool - Imagination creativity and play class. Ages four - 12. Enrolment Day - Monday, September 18, 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. For more information please contact Nikki/Natasha 089 4601092.

Watercolor classes - are starting on Thursday, September 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Classes run in blocks of six weeks. €80 for the block of six classes. For booking and information phone 086 3848364.

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