Wednesday 26 September 2018

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Melanie Ryan, Jenny O'Neill, Siobhan Kelly, ann Moroney and Keeva Kehoe at the coffee morning for Hospice in The Sycamore Pub, Killurin.
Melanie Ryan, Jenny O'Neill, Siobhan Kelly, ann Moroney and Keeva Kehoe at the coffee morning for Hospice in The Sycamore Pub, Killurin.


Lotto Results

Results for Wednesday, September 20: winning numbers 5, 13, 28 and 31. No jackpot winner. 11 match-three winners receive €59 each: Renee Kinsella; Nicky Kehoe; R.H; Harry K.; Jean Kehoe; Michael Murphy; Susanne Ruttledge; Bernie McDonald; Mrs O'Gorman; M. Byrne and Brendan and Sarah Curran.

Jackpot for Wednesday, September 27, €10,500. 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 on Facebook.

CHurch news

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.

Father Michael Gaitley Mic: Is coming to Ireland with almost one million copies of his book '33 Days to Morning Glory Total Consecration to Mary'. Father Michael will speak in Waterford Cathedral on Saturday, October 7, at 7.30 p.m. Bus will leave Clonard car park at 5.30 p.m. To book a place on the bus please contact Elizabeth at 087 7922637.

Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM. Please inform people who are sick or housebound 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.

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. Many items now reduced in price.

Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from five to 5.45 p.m.

Life After Loss

Are you experiencing the pain of loss? Clonard Bereavement Support Group would like to offer you an opportunity to: Explore the journey of grief and loss. Seek understanding and support. Help find new meaning in the face of such loss on the journey from heartbreak to hope. Date: Tuesday, October 3. Time: 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Venue: The Shamrock Room, Clonard Parish Centre. 'To grieve well is to grieve really, which means to be whatever way you are at any particular time without explanation or apology; to be true to your feelings however awful or even frightening these feelings may be.' Christy Kenneally.

For further information please contact Clonard parish office at 053 9123672/087 1008759.

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.

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.

Active Retirement

Next general meeting is on Wednesday, September 27, in Clonard Community Centre at 2.30 p.m.

Coffee morning thanks

Hospice Homecare would like to thank all of those who helped and attended the Hospice Homecare coffee morning. An amazing €2,175 was raised.

Clonard GAA.

The camogie county board held their under-10 finals on Saturday, September 16, in the centre of Excellence Ferns. Forty four teams participated and for the first time Clonard were competing. We were pitted against Adamstown. Both teams lined out with 15 players and Clonard came out on top by three scores to no score.

It was a close game with the sliotar moving up and down the field at speed. It was a tremendous performance by our girls who showcased their improving skills in a fantastic venue. All of our girls were able to strike the ball on the ground and move it quickly. There was some fantastic blocking and tackling. Our work rate was fabulous and we never took our minds off the game. The girls were delighted to receive their medals after the game. While all of the girls played extremely well it was wonderful to see Holly back after her injury and she showed no ill effects of her injury.

The girls who played and trained all year were Shannon, Orlaith, Jenna, Robyn, Isabel, Isabel, Lisa, Áine, Holly, Leah, Martha, Carolina, Ella, Kealy, Niamh, Katie, Ella, Clíodhna, Belle, Hannah and Sophie.

Upcoming events: The club will hold a barbecue on Saturday, September 30. There will be a social cup of tea for all camogie parents/guardians and an opportunity to discuss the year gone by and to plan for the future on Tuesday, October 9, at 8 p.m.

Congratulation to Margaret Thomas on winning €204 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.

Ladies GAA

Clonard Vols senior women take on Gusserane in the Div 2 League final on Saturday in Taghmon at 5.30, plenty of support is always needed and appreciated, Best of luck to all involved.



Enrolment for members, from fourth class primary to sixth year secondary school, will take place on Thursday, October 12, at 7 p.m. in Barntown Church. Interested students must attend the enrolment with a parent/guardian.

The choir will be practising on Thursdays from 6.50 p.m. to 8 p.m. And will sing at the 11 a.m. Mass each Sunday. The choir will operate under the direction of Ann Cleary (née Stamp) and it's volunteer leaders. Thanks to all on the new committee and to Fr John Carroll for his enthusiastic support.


A sincere thank you to everyone who supported the recent coffee morning in aid of Hospice Homecare at the Sycamore House, Killurin. The total amount raised was a staggering €2,600.


A coffee day in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare will be held at the home of Gerald and Mary Kelly, Wilkinstown near Barry's Cross on Thursday, September 28, from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


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.


Our under-14 camogie and ladies' football panels enjoyed a great evening in Leisure Max recently to bring their 2017-year to a close. Well done to players and thanks to parents for their support. We extend a big thank you to all of the coaches for all their hard work during the year and during Féile 2017.

Congratulations to our under-10 Blue and Green camogie teams on their wins on Saturday at the final in Ferns Centre of Excellence. Well done to all on a very successful year of achievement and fun and a huge thank you to manager PJ and all our dedicated coaches.

Well done to our senior camogie team who defeated Ferns in championship on Sunday to book a B final spot where the girls are going for three in a row.

Our gallant junior camogie team bowed out of championship 2017 at semi-final stage on Sunday in Davidstown v Taghmon-Camross. The girls put in a great performance but it was not to be on the day.

Hard luck to our under-16 camogie team who lost out to Cloughbawn in Killurin on Monday evening in championship. Hard luck also to our under-12 camogie team defeated by Kilrush also on Thursday evening.

CONGRATULATIONS - Congratulations to camogie mentor PJ and his new fiancee Elaine on the occasion of their recent engagement. We wish them every happiness in their future together.


Well done to our super under-10 hurlers who fielded two teams in the Noel O'Brien blitz in Monamolin last Sunday.

Both our under-12 boys' teams were unsuccessful in their shield finals on Sunday with the 12s team losing out to a strong Sarsfields side while the 11s were pipped at the post by St Martin's. However, all the boys and their families had a really enjoyable time in the clubhouse afterwards for fruit, pizza and the showing of the all-Ireland Football Final. Here the boys were delighted to be presented with their medals for the year by senior club and county star John Leacy. Well done to all the boys for their commitment and to their parents for their support. Special thanks goes to the team mentors for all their efforts during the year.

GEAR ORDER NIGHT - A club gear order night (the final one for 2017) will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Deposits required on the night. Contact Meabh 087 9300881 for further details.


Our Senior Footballers came to the end of their 2017 championship on Friday night in Bellefield. No doubt this great outfit of men will regroup for next year and come back stronger.


Club lotto numbers drawn Wednesday, September 20, were 9, 16, 17 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. There were four match-three winners BPM Barron, Joe Wogan, Jim Ryan, Mark Kelly and Joyce Varley. The next draw will take place in Marty's on Wednesday, October 4. Jackpot is now €6,200.


Well done to our three club girls Jane Murphy, Anna Sinnott and Robin O'Connor, who represented club and county on Saturday as the Wexford A team won the under-12 Division 2 Leinster Final while the Wexford B team were victorious in the under-12 Division 5 Leinster Final. Very proud of you girls.


Following the success of our summer tennis for kids we are offering children's tennis membership from now till end January for €20. There will be 13 weeks of fun tennis with Lara, once a week free of charge as an added bonus. These will take place every Monday starting the 25th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. We hope to run a camp at mid term and are looking into offering professional tennis coaching pending interest. Contact Lara O'Shea at 086 7842397 if interested.


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.


Dancing at Camross

The First Friday October dance will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday, October 6, with music by the popular Checkers. Dancing from 10 p.m. till late. Admission is €8 including the tea.

Camross Drama Group

A charity table quiz will be held by CDG in aid of Wexford General Hospital MRI scanner. Friday, September 29, 8 p.m. in Rochford's Bar, Camross. Table of four €20. Spot prizes and lots of fun.

The DLI festival play 'Larry' by Henry Hudson has been accepted in five festivals: Gorebridge, Kilmallock, Moate, Cavan and Cork. Three One-act plays are coming soon. Like our Facebook page to keep up to date.

Camross ICA

Our next meeting will be in Camross Hall on October 2 and the monthly competition will be the 'Largest cooking apple'. Come join us, we are always happy to welcome newcomers.

A few dates for your diary: September 28 - Officer's Training at 7.30 p.m. (no venue yet). Also on September 28 - A coffee day for the Wexford Hospice Homecare will be held by Gerald and Mary Kelly (Wilkinstown) from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m.

October 1 - Fun walk in JFK Park in aid of Cottage Autism and SVP. Meeting in Camross at 1.30 p.m. for a start in JFK at 2 p.m. October 8 - Anita Lett event will take place at 4 p.m. - November 4 - winter Conference. November 11 - Knit and Stich. March 10 - Jem Pack Baking competition in An Grianán.

Hospice coffee day

A coffee day in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare will be held at the home of Gerald and Mary Kelly, Wilkinstown near Barry's Cross on Thursday, September 28, from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Castle Vintage Club

The Dick Williams Memorial tractor run is being held on Sunday, October 1, leaving Taghmon Community Centre at 11 a.m.

Spot prizes include a 2-night weekend away.

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