Tuesday 12 December 2017

Around the Districts

Monica Byrne, Kay O'Riordan and Monica Walsh at the opening of the new Alzheimer Society of Ireland office in Slaney Street.
Monica Byrne, Kay O'Riordan and Monica Walsh at the opening of the new Alzheimer Society of Ireland office in Slaney Street.


Lotto Results

Results for Wednesday, September 27: winning numbers 10, 13, 19 and 27. No jackpot winner. 17 match-three winners receive €38 each: G & K Carley; Pauline Wickham; Breda Murphy; Eileen Whelan; Peggy Walsh; Nuala Malone; Rufina Hynes; Kay McKenny; Breda Roche; Betty O'Leary; Ger Kearney; Louise Aherne; Kelly Creane; David Hendrick; A & E; Jim Morris, and Bridie Lacey.

Jackpot for Wednesday, October 4, is €11,150. 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 news

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.

Date For Your Diary - Ministers Retreat: The annual Ministers Retreat will be held on Sunday, October 22. Invitation Letters are available in the Sacristy, we would ask all Ministers to collect their letter and return their reply by Wednesday, October 18. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

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.

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.

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

Women's Club

Women's Afternoon Club is on every Tuesday in Coolcotts Community Centre from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Various activities, new members welcome.

Clonard GAA

We would really appreciate if you are a doing clear out of any clothes, shoes, bed clothes, curtains, or handbags. duvet covers, or sheets, please bring them to pitch any Tuesday night at underage training between 6 and 8 p.m. And Saturday between 10.30 a.m. and 12 noon or if you need them to be collected contact Aidan at 087 6285254.

Congratulation to Michael Shine, on winning €206 in this week's split-the-pot draw seller Maggie Mays. Next week's envelopes are on sale now. Thanks to all for selling and supporting us weekly.

Congratulation to Dean and Ciara on the birth of their daughter Zara.

Ladies gaa

On Saturday our Senior women played their Div 2 League Final against Gusserane in Taghmon. The town women were well focused from the kick off and commanded the first half. However, the score did not reflect this at half time 0-6 to 0-5 as every ball sent it went wide after wide.

In the second half the forwards were more direct and the defence didn't let any score past them which resulted in a final score of 2-9 to 0-5. A great game overall.

Manager Paddy O Sullivan & Paddy Brennan has done great work developing this very young team as they have now reached their goal of playing senior football and League Division one. Well done one and all on a well deserved win.

Clonard Volunteer Ladies will hold a Presentation night in the Talbot Hotel on Friday November 3. This promises to be a great club night as we look forward to presenting all our age groups from under-8 to adult with their medals.



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.


Highly acclaimed author Mr Eoin Colfer officially opened the new school library in Barntown National School. A very well stocked and laid out library, the new facility is the result of a holistic vision for thildren that is shared by board, staff and parents at Barntown National School. In the works for two years, the new library has finally been officially opened and is now in use on a daily basis by staff and children alike. Congratulations to all involved.


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.


Save the date in your diary: Mayor Tom Dempsey presents music at the Manor in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare and Barntown Parish in the Slaney Manor Barntown, on November 17 from 8 p.m. till late. Tickets €20.


Congratulations to Olive Kelly, who has completed 20 years of service at Knockeen Nursing Home. Olive's service was marked as the Nursing Home celebrated it's 20th Birthday recently. Well done to all involved.


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.


Our under-16 camogie team put in great effort in their final group game v Bunclody on Saturday but were pipped at the post by a mere point. Hard luck girls but great performance.

All roads led to Ferns last Saturdat morning as the under-12 camogie finals day took place. It was a case of loaves and fishes as Glynn-Barntown obliged and sent three camogie teams.

First up was the Wonderful White team V Buffers Alley. The girls got stuck in and played out of their skins to try beat the opposition. Despite their valiant effort, Buffers Alley took the win.

Match two saw the Green team (Goliath) take on St Martin's White. What a match it was. Neither team left it handy for the other and after a hard, fast game, Glynn-Barntown's Goliath pulled out all the stops and won the game.

Game three saw the Blue Warriors take on St Martin's Maroon. Yet again, this was no easy game. The girls upped their game in a tough second half. Unfortunately the result did not reflect the gameplay and St Martin's Maroon took the win.

Congratulations to all the girls involved and to the under-10s who stepped in to join the the under-12'S on the day. All season these young ladies took everything on board, put in the hard hard work, and evolved into one of the most eager, strong, determined and skilful bunch of players. Congratulations girls, hold your heads high knowing you have done your club, parents and coaches proud. Well done and thank you to all the wonderful coaches.


Our Junior A hurlers put in a supreme effort yesterday in their Co Hurling final in Oylegate but unfortunately stumbled at the final hurdle. It was a very tight game till the dying minutes when St Martin's raised the green flag twice in close succession to claim the victory. Well done on a great season players and management.

WHOLE CLUB STRATEGIC PLAN - A committee has been working diligently on this over the past few months and the ongoing work will be made available to all members in the near future.

CLUB LOTTO - Club lotto numbers drawn Wednesday, September 20: 9, 16, 17 and 28. No jackpot winner. Four match-three winners BPM Barron, Joe Wogan, Jim Ryan, Mark Kelly and Joyce Varley. Next draw in Marty'son Wednesday, October 4. Jackpot is now €6,200. NB lotto 2016/17 is drawing to a close and details of the launch of lotto 2017/18 will be released soon.

80s DISCO - What a night. The clubhouse was hopping last Saturday and the dance floor was packed till the late hours - well done to the amazing lip synchers Phil and his gang, Freddie, Bonnie, Bananarama and the Dexy's who got everyone on the floor and in the mood. Thanks to all who supported the night, the great bar and burger staff and to the hardworking fundraising committee for making it all happen.

CONDOLENCES - Glynn- Barntown GAA, Coiste, camogie and Ladies' Football Clubs extend their sincerest condolences to Larry Murphy and the Murphy family and extended relations on the sad passing of Larry's mother Anne yesterday. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.


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.

Athletic club notes

We have completed another successful open cross country again this year. A massive thank you to everyone that helped out in any way. Thank you to the Stafford for the use of their field, it was very much appreciated. The results have been posted, along with all the photos taken on the day.

It takes a great deal of work and effort to run this event, which all our committee members and parents offer their time and support. This only stands to strengthen the club. We had less athletes competing this year, however our older athletes that have hung up their cross country spikes, were on hand to help out in many different way, again thank you.

A large variety of clubs attended which was great to see and have their support, clubs as far a Cork came to run. We hope that everyone that competed enjoyed the course, and very well done to DMP on winning the shield which was sponsored by Tony Butler meats. Thank you for your continued support.

Two Taghmon girls competed at St Sennan's open cross country event recently Izzy Asple fourth Kayleigh Butler sixth in the under-8s. Very well done girls.

Training is back to indoors now every Wednesday evening: 6 p.m. to 6.55 p.m. for young group; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for older group age 10 and up. Don't forget your water.

St Garvan's NS Caroreigh

The school has recently purchased 10 sets of Roald Dahl class novels with money raised from the Book Fair and prize money from various competitions.

The Taghmon/Caroreigh girls Rackard League team have two wins so far against Piercestown and Bree, unfortunately the boys have lost their opening matches.

The girls have qualified for round 2 of the mini-sevens football competition following wins over Murrintown and Taghmon.

An Grianan ICA trip

Tomhaggard Women's Shed and Taghmon ICA are hoping to go to An Grianan ICA College for a short break from November 21 to November 23. There are a number of Courses to choose from or you can just chill out in the beautifull surroundings and take a walk. The courses on offer are: Christmas logs and wreaths Christmas mixed crafts Natural health and wellbeing Cookery - Edible Christmas gifts.

The cost is €185 for ICA members and €195 for non-members. This includes full board and classes. A small fee may apply for kits etc. If you are interested in joining us please contact Carol Gray at 087 2450655. We plan to car pool or get a minibus depending on numbers.

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