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Monday 19 August 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown and Glynn-Barntown

Billy O’Grady with his grandchildren Lester, Alice and Gil O’Grady enjoying Grandparents Day’ in St Garvan’s National School, Caroreigh
Billy O’Grady with his grandchildren Lester, Alice and Gil O’Grady enjoying Grandparents Day’ in St Garvan’s National School, Caroreigh

Adamstown - Cards: The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, April 19, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 19th will be Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy and Maura Barden. Catering on Friday the 26th will be Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong and Liz Furlong. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, April 5, were John Furlong, Jim Wickham, Seán Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Séamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville.

Split-the-pot winners

The lucky winner of €90 in the Adamstown School split-the-pot draw on Wednesday last was Faye Hynes. School seller winners were Kate Whelan and Shóna Duggan. Thanks for your continued support. The next draw takes place on Wednesday, May 1.

Sympathy

The death occurred on Sunday the seventh of Adamstown native, Nick O'Brien, The Old Bridge Bar, Rosbercon, New Ross. To his son TJ and all the family our deepest sympathy. He was predeceased by his wife Kathy (Booth, Adamstown) daughter Marian, and brother Pat. Our sympathy also to his relatives in Adamstown Parish. May he rest in peace.

Pat Byrne Road Run

A sincere thanks to all those who took part in the Pat Byrne Road Run on Sunday last, over one-hundred-and-thirty registered for the run.

To the sponsors, those who gave donations, food, raffle prizes, many thanks. A big thanks also to the ladies who worked hard all afternoon to cater for the drivers on their return to Adamstown.

Thanks to the Shamrock Vintage Club for organising and carrying out the overall running of the drive, and their generosity in donating all proceeds to Adamstown Parochial Committee.

The total figure is not known yet, and if you wish to make a donation, there is still time. Presentation night will be held on Friday, April 26, details in next week's newsletter. Again many thanks to all those who helped make the day a success.

Easter Garden

The Easter Garden will be erected on Good Friday evening, April 19, at 5 p.m. Gifts of plants or flowers will be appreciated. A new fountain has been donated for the Easter Garden and we thank the generous donors. We also thank the donors of the two planted urns, which are now in place at our Lady's Altar.

Coffee/Bingo Morning

There will be a coffee/bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre this Tuesday, April 16. It is run from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and is an opportunity for people to meet, have a chat and some fun.

Alzheimers Tea Day

Ellie Walsh and family, Tomgarrow are hosting an Alzheimer's Tea Day at their home on Saturday, May 4, from 2 p.m. 5 p.m. and would love your support for this very deserving cause, all profits go to Wexford Alzheimer's Society Branch.

Brenda Whelan, Glynn was presented by county Council chairman, Keith Doyle For someone so young, Brenda Whelan has shown tremendous courage and strength in tacking the topic of mental health. Sharing her own experiences and coping mechanisms with her fellow students and friends in school, she has also done great work as a Meitheal Leader. She was been a leader in championing youth issues with the student's council and has done a lot of work in particular on the impact that bullying can have on someone's mental health. She has been a wonderful advocate for a positive mental health message among young people.

GAA Events

Well done to Joshua Power, who was granted a subsidised scholarship to Coláiste Laighhan during the summer. We wish him well. Any club members who wish to help out at big match days in Wexford park etc are requested to contract our club secretary. On the playing fields St Abban's club footballers had mixed luck in recent games.

In the first championship games of the season the intermediate footballers went under to St Martin's by a three point margin on a final score of 2-8 to 0-11 while the juniors had better luck as they defeated the St Martin's third team on a score of 2-10 to 1-12. The under-17 footballers did best of all with a 3-18 to 2-6 win over Taghmon-Camross.

Camross Drama Group

We are delighted to announce dates and venues for our next production of three One-Act Plays: Sunday, April 21 - Fethard-on-Sea; Friday, April 26 - Carrig-on-Bannow; Saturday, April 27 - Wexford Arts Centre; Sunday, April 28 - Camross Hall; Wednesday, May 1 - Horse and Hound. All shows 8 p.m. Contact Arts Centre direct for booking. All other tickets on door. Casts and directors are learning lines, rehearsing, getting sets and props, promising a great night's entertainment. See our Facebook page for updates.

Tidy Towns

Adamstown Tidy Towns have organised Free CPR training in Adamstown Community Centre on Monday, April 29.

There will be three one hour sessions beginning at 5 p.m., 6.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. offering basic CPR Skills training. They will be delivered by a experienced Irish Heart Foundation Instructor and all practising will be done on manikins.

Participants must be over 18. Booking is essential and can be done online via handsforlife.ie or alternatively a booking sheet is available for signing in Cullens Gala Adamstown. Each individual that attends will receive an email after the training that will include their Certificates of Attendance. Open to all individuals, clubs or organisations. Kind regards Anne Marie.

Glynn-Barntown

Holy week in Glynn/Barntown

April 18 - Holy Thursday - 7 p.m. Barntown and 8 p.m. Glynn (First Communion children to be invited to have their feet washed at these Masses).

April 19 - Good Friday - Passion - 3 p.m. Glynn and 4 p.m. Barntown (kissing of the cross at Glynn to proceed at the end of the ceremony without the priest). These times will be reversed for 2020.

April 20 - Holy Saturday - Vigil at 7 p.m. in Barntown and 9 p.m. in Glynn. (Holy water bottles will be distributed at the end of the Easter Masses and candles will be supplied for the Vigil as parishioners enter churches).

April 21 - Easter Sunday - 9 a.m. Barntown, 10 a.m. Glynn and 11.15 a.m. Barntown.

Cake sale

Wexford Light Opera Society are holding a cake sale after all Masses on Easter weekend in Barntown Church. If past experiences are anything to go by, this is not to be missed.

Amateur photography exhibition

To help raise much needed funds for the Barntown Community Centre Development Fund, the committee are holding a photography exhibition.

Photographers of all ages are encouraged to submit their photo's that interpret the theme - 'Beautiful Barntown'. We ask that all photographs are submitted as 10' (25cm) X 8' (20cm) hard copy. Photographs entered may be used in the future to hang on the walls of the community centre.

We are also asking people to dig out their old photos and newspaper cuttings of people, places and Barntown event in times gone by. All appropriate submissions of both new and old photographs will form part of the exhibition to be held in the community centre during the May Bank Holiday. People will be asked to vote on their favourite photograph. Please ensure all photos submitted have your name, address and mobile number attached securely on the back for their safe return.

Entries should be marked 'BARNTOWN PHOTOGRAHY' and dropped into O'Brien Londis Supermarket and Forecourt, Larkin's Cross, no later than Friday, April 26.

For queries please contact Sonia Hut at 087 7537116 or Niamh Doyle at 087 6572784.

First friends

Now Taking bookings for ECCE preschool in September 2019. contact Marian at 087 2332133 for further information.

Glynn NS

School Holidays: School will re-open on Monday, April 29, after the Easter holidays.

Reading experiences: Shared Reading took place during the month of March, where senior pupils helped the junior pupils to read. It is lovely to see the patience and kindness shown by the older pupils to the little ones.

World Book Day: We celebrated World Book Day recently. Various activities took place throughout the day and it was wonderful to see children dressed up as their favourite book characters.

Confirmation: Congratulations to the pupils in sixth class who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 6.

Readathon: Well done to all the children who participated in the Readathon. It was a great success and 929 books were read in total over the past few weeks. Team Morpurgo were the leaders and enjoyed pizza. Thanks to all the teachers who encourage the children to read and especially Mrs Crean, who organised the Readathon.

Jumble Sale: The Jumble Sale took place on Thursday, April 11, and was raised for IHCPT.

Glynn 5k: Following on from the huge success of our Glynn 5km Race last year, we will host another run on May 26 this year. Please click on the following link to register runireland.com.

Rackard League: Congratulations to the camogie team on qualifying for the Rackard League semi-final. Hard luck to the hurling team who lost out in the quarter final.

Hurling/Camogie: Congratulations to the Galway team who won the Hurling/Camogie League.

Well done to all the children who participated. Many thanks to Killeens Service Station for sponsoring the medals and to all of the teachers who organised the league.

We are very grateful to Glynn-Barntown GAA Club for the use of their all-weather pitch in Killurin.

Rugby Promotion: Thanks to all who collected stickers in the Aldi Rugby promotion. We sent away five posters.

Split the pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Tom Mc.Grath, C & D Providers, winning €130. Congratulations, Tom.

Envelopes are available in Barntown Church, parish office, C & D Providers, O'Brien's Londis, Mary Jo's, Saucy Butcher, Clonard Laundry, Joyces Expert, Wexpartz and Barntown Community Centre. Many thanks for your continued support.

Handball

Barntown Handball Club is looking to form a strong committee willing to work to bring the alley back to life. Anybody interested in coming on board, should please contact Christy Goggin at 085 1740996.

Yoga

GB camogie present yoga with Adrienne on Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. in Glynn Hall. Attendance on a 'drop in' basis can be accommodated. €12 a night for adults.

Camogie

Most of our camogie teams are back training. See the club website for contact numbers for each age group.

Easter Camp

Glynn-Barntown GAA Club Easter Camp will take place from April 15 to April 17 from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. The camp is open to all primary school children. The cost of the camp is €30 per child. €55 for two children, €75 for three children (same family). To register or for more information contact Róisín Doyle 087 1253637.

Coiste na nÓg

Most of our underage teams are back training. See our club website for contacts/info.

REGISTRATION - Children must be registered to play. Visit our club website for information and registration forms.

ACADEMY - Glynn-Barntown GAA Academy for four- to six-year-olds recommences on Saturday mornings at 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. at the hurling wall. Children will need a hurl, helmet and shinguards. Registration forms will be available.

80'S DISCO AND LIPSYNCH - We will host an 80's disco on Saturday, April 27, in the clubhouse. Following on from our hugely successful event last year some of our club members will strut their stuff at lipsynch on the night aswell. Guaranteed to entertain all. Fingerfood will also be served on the night.

Ladies football

Almost all of our underage groups are now back preparing for the year ahead, except for our under-8s who will start back on April 27.

We are currently asking for support for Gymstars from Barntown, who are representing the club in the final of Wexford LGFA All Star Talent Show on April 19 in the Ferrycarrig Hotel.

Bingo

Bingo continues in Marty B's every Thursday night from 8.30 p.m. A great evening of entertainment with the chance of winning a few bob. See you there.

Whist

Whist continues in Glynn Hall on Wednesday nights from 8 p.m.

Notes deadline

Notices for Glynn-Barntown area should be sent by midday every Friday for publication the following Tuesday. Please phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065 or email hillaryobrien@eircom.net.

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