Saturday 22 September 2018

Around the Districts

Paula Fahy, Mary O'Sullivan, Ita Lee and Eleanor Killeen enjoying a cuppa at the coffee morning for Hospice Homecare in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club on Thursday morning.
Paula Fahy, Mary O'Sullivan, Ita Lee and Eleanor Killeen enjoying a cuppa at the coffee morning for Hospice Homecare in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club on Thursday morning.


Lotto Results

Resultsor Wednesday, September 13: winning numbers 2, 7, 17 and 20. No jackpot winner. 15 match-three winners receive €43 each: Ailish and Brian; Mareli O'Brien; Annette Nolan; Ann Kirwan; Carol Fox; Pat O'Connell; Grace Moore Saunders; WAOB; DCLC; Lily Maher; Mark Roche; Annette O'Rourke; Liam; ABELK, and Nicola Hendrick.

Jackpot for Wednesday, September 20, is €9,850. Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or any promotor. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter please call to the parish office to have it arranged. Results available on or Facebook.

Church notes

Clonard Vigil Choir: 'Come before God with joyful singing' We are looking for singers who are interested in joining our community's choir. The Vigil Choir works with members of Teach Bhríde to provide music for the weekly 6 p.m. Saturday Mass at the Church of the Annunciation, Clonard. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Commitments: Wednesday 8 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. Rehearsal. Saturday, 5.15 p.m. Rehearsal, 6 p.m. Mass. Contact Bernadette Smith at 083 8765853 or email

Clonard Family Liturgy Choir: Recommences on Wednesday, September 20, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the main Church. Family Mass will recommence on Sunday, September 24, at 10 a.m. All children who have completed senior infants are welcome to join. Contact Patricia Connick at 087 9667848 for more information.

Grandparents Mass: A Mass to celebrate grandparents will be held on Tuesday, September 26, at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served in the Shamrock Room after Mass.

Position Available: Parish secretary Church of the Annunciation, Clonard. This contract is to provide cover for maternity leave, which will be a minimum of seven months. This is a full time position Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend work. This position will commence on November 6. All candidates must be available to start on November 6. For more information please see for the full job description. Closing date is Friday, September 29.

Practice For Clonard Family Liturgy Group: Will recommence on Wednesday, September 20, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the main Church. Family Mass will recommence on Sunday, September 24, at 10 a.m. All children who have completed senior infants are welcome to join. Contact Patricia Connick at 087 9667848.

Date For Your Diary: The liturgical ministries retreat day will be held on Sunday, October 22. More information to follow shortly.

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing Classes resumed in Clonard Community Centre September 11 and 12. Monday afternoons children's classes four to 5.30 p.m. Tuesday night's Adult classes 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beginners and Advanced in both classes no pressure to take part in competitions or to get expensive costumes. Enquires: 087 2387806/053 9123691.

Girl guides

Clonard Guiding Unit are back in action for another great year. There are a few spaces left if anyone interested in joining give Michelle a ring at 086 0567929. The Brigins, Guides and Rangers have started the year off with a night hike and have lots more activities planned before Christmas. The Cygnets are off to Disney on Ice in November as part of their 20th celebrations. Watch out for more news.

Boxing Club

Clonard Boxing Club are back in full training for the new boxing season, at the old fire station on Davitt Road. New members welcome, boys and girls.

Clonard GAA

We would really appreciate if you are a doing clear out of any clothes, shoes, bedclothes, curtains or handbags, duvet covers, or sheets please bring them to the Coolcotts pitch any Tuesday night at underage training between 6 and 8 p.m. And Saturday between 10.30 a.m. and midday, or if you need them to be collected contact Aidan at 087 6285254 who will arrange same.

Congratulation to Seán Furlong on winning €212 in this week's split-the-pot draw seller Aidan Gilbert. Next week's envelopes are on sale now. Thanks to all for selling and supporting us weekly.

Congratulations to Pádraig and Natasha Dwyer on the birth of baby Síne.

Ladies GAA

Clonard Volunteers under-16 girls travelled to Bunclody on Saturday morning to play in their well deserved county final, however, it was not to be the town girls day, they battled hard through out the game and up to the final ten minutes they had the lead by 0-2, but Bunclody dug deep and scored 1-2 in the final minutes which secured their County title by 0-3. Overall a very fast paced exciting performance from both teams. This team first met Bunclody earlier in the season where they beat Clonard Vols by a convincing 8-08 to 0-6.

To secure their place in a county final was a fantastic achievement for the players, coaches and management as last year saw both clubs finish last in the league. Well done to both teams, Managers Estele Sinnott & Rory Dwyer have put great work into this team and are now looking forward to the 2018 season.

Congratulations to Katie Law, Emer O Connnor & Lucy Fitzgearld who represented their club at the Leinster LGFA under-12 B Blitz in Portlaoise on Saturday. This was a great day for Wexford Girls Football as both teams won the final and took home the silverware to Wexford. One down to everybody involved with the U12 County Squads.

Clonard Volunteers under-10 girls had a great experience in the Ferns Centre of Excellence last Saturday, where they blitzed the blitz by playing three games V Kilmore, St James and Kilanerin. Winning two out of three games the girls were rewarded for their efforts with lovely medals. This was a fantastic day out for all the girls and parents alike, as everyone had a great day, massive thanks to Mary O'Connor, Paul Murphy and Neil Carty, who all helped out organising the teams. Well done to county board who catered for 440 girls on the day.

Early Sunday morning saw our Junior B team travel out to Piercestown to play their league semi-final V St Martin's. Clonard Volunteers played another outstanding game leading from the start, the half time score reflected the work and drive the girls had on the day Clon.

Vols 2-6 St Martin's 0-0. However, with a tough battle with our strong back line St Martin's slipped 1-1 passed the town girls. After a tough last 20 minutes Clonard.

Volunteers came out on top with an impressive finishing score of 3-10 V 1-1. This very convincing win has placed the girls in a league final in the coming weeks. Well done, everyone.

Collette Butler is holding a Boxing Kettlebell Fitness Class every Monday night from eight to nine at Total Fitness Systems in Westpoint. This circuit training is highly recommended for all ages, for more information contact Collette on Facebook or at 086 3927655.



Meetings have resumed but it's still not too late to register. Meetings on Wednesdays in Barntown Community Centre, 7-8.30 p.m. New Brigins, Guides and leaders most welcome, come along tomorrow night or contact Eithne at 086 2468940.'


At the Masses on the weekend of 23rd/September 24, a special blessing of all parish school bags and books will take place at all Masses in the curacy of Barntown.

Pupils - and their parents, are invited to bring their school bags and ONE school book, to receive a blessing as we begin the new academic school year.

During Masses, pupils - from the youngest to the oldest - will be invited to bring their 'work tools' to the altar for a blessing - a very visible sign both of the daily work in which they and their teachers engage and a petition to God for help, guidance, protection and encouragement as they negotiate their way through the many blessings and challenges that are the school year ahead - in the classroom, the school yard, the sports field and the stage.

Commenting on the initiative, local priest Fr John Carroll said that 'the event will emphasise the daily routine of our youngest parishioners, boys and girls who are engaged 'mind, heart, soul and body' in our local and secondary schools. Pupils from the parish who are attending secondary schools are invited to participate, our growing young adults who negotiate the environment of secondary schools in our towns as they grow towards adulthood as good citizens and good Christians.'

Blessings will take place at all Masses which take place at 7 p.m. on Saturdayand 9 a.m. And 11 a.m. on Sunday.

In conclusion, Fr Carroll thanked teachers for their cooperation on this initiative and said 'I look forward to imparting every good wish and blessing on the weekend of the September 23/24.'


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.


The ICA is back again and bursting at the seams with super speakers and deadly demonstrations. Our first meeting will happen on Thursday, September 21, in Coolcotts Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Membership money is also due - €50. The speaker for this month is Ciaran Fitzgerald (a horticulturist) who works in Kilmokea Gardens. He will be demonstration winter planting.

The competition this month is to talk for one minute about 'My summer News' (about any subject matter regarding the summer and the speach may be read out loud). Looking forward to seeing everybody and having a catch-up over a cuppa.

CAMOGIE club news

Our Junior B camogie team had a fantastic win over Buffers Alley in Killurin on Friday evening 4-12 to 1-1 and now advance to a county semi-final on Sunday, September 17.

A fine selection of our senior camogie panel pictured at the Kilmacud Crokes seven aside tournament today in Dublin where the gilrs defeated Oranmore but were lost out to Burgess and Galltir. Well done, ladies.

Final whistle blew in the under-12 camogie 'Warriors' team last league match of the season on Thursday evening. The girls played home to Monageer in what was a spectacular display of skill and determination. However, unfortunately the final score did not reflect the performance on the pitch and Monageer took the win.

DISCO - Our next disco is on Friday, September 29, Tickets on sale Saturday the 16th 11-11.30 a.m. After 11.30 a.m. you can text the usual number 087 7858641.

CONDOLENCES - Glynn-Barntown camogie club extends its deepest sympathies to Sharon, Aisling, Aoibhe, Ciara Lewis and their extended family on the sad occasion of the passing of Joe during the week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Our under-six academy boys and girls played Shelmaliers on Saturday in a friendly game. Well done to our under-11 hurlers who won all their games at a blitz in Tagoat on Friday evening. The same dedicated under-11s went on to win their hurling county final on Sunday defeating Faythe Harriers in Ferns Centre of Excellence. Well done boys and management.

CONGRATULATIONS - Well done to all our club lads and lassies who received their Junior Cert results on Wednesday last.


Calling all our talented youngsters. We are hoping to gather a group to take part in Scór na nÓg 2018.

Scór is a competition which celebrates traditional Irish culture - music, dance, song, poetry and storytelling. In order to participate in Scór na nÓg 2018 youngsters must be 17 years old or under on January 1, 2018, and the categories are Solo Songing, Céil/Figure Dancing, Recitation, Ballad Group, Instrumental Music, Stage Presentation, set dancing. (A table quiz will also be held separately). If interested in taking part in any of these events or further information is needed please contact our Irish Officer Alan Cowman at 085 8582489.


A huge well done to our Junior B hurlers who qualified for a county final today with a 2-12 to 1-11 win over neighbours Ballyhogue.

Our Senior hurlers had a great performance in their final group game where they dominated for most of the game and came out on top on a scoreline of 1-21 to 2-10. With two wins under our belt it was not enough to see us through to the quarter final stage however.

'80s Rewind Night

Tickets are selling fast for our '80s Rewind Night in the clubhouse on Saturday, September 23 - dress up (optional) and moonwalk back in time to enjoy the iconic 80's featuring some STAR 80's acts (not quite THE original but definitely unique ߘ?). Bucks Fizz and Burgers.. Tickets €10. Contact 087 2956218 to book yours.


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.

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