Saturday 18 January 2020

Around the Districts: Adamstown, Bree-Galbally, Clonard, Murrintown, Taghmon-Camross

The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, January 25, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on the night will be Ellen Furlong, Bridget Colfer and Margaret Furlong. Catering on Friday, February 1, will be Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O'Gorman and Ann O'Gorman, Friday, February 8 - Bridget O'Gorman, Ann Stafford, Kay Whelan and Agnes Whelan.

Proceeds going to parish funds. Card winners on Friday, January 11, were: Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Seán Cullen, John Nolan, Nick Doyle and Andy Reville.


The students of Coláiste Abbain will take to the stage in the college as they stage 'Cinderella' under the directorship of Paul Walsh and Fiona Quirke.

The Panto takes place this Wednesday, January 23. Thursday and Friday, January 24, and 25, beginning at 7.30 p.m. each night.

Tickets are available each night costing €8 for adults, students and OAPs €5, children tickets Euro two. Come along and support our local students.

Seana Ghael Presentations

Congratulations to the following who were part of the New Ross District group that received awards at the Seana Ghael Presentations in Ferrycarrig Hotel on Sunday last: Jimmy Furlong (Adamstown), Peter Moore (Raheenduff Moonlighters), Bridget Doyle (Camogie) and Gerald Kelly (Taghmon-Camross). Well done to all.

School on the Radio

On this Tuesday, January 22, pupils from Adamstown National School will feature on South East Radio at 8 p.m. Martin Colfer visited the school on Wednesday last and students spoke about the school and the various activities, and events the school is involved in. Don't forget to tune in and listen on Tuesday night.

Epilepsy Society Thanks

The Irish Epilepsy Society wish to thank all those who contributed to the recent church gate collection. The amount of €109.45 was collected and the society are very grateful to the parishioners of Adamstown for their generosity.

Community Centre AGM

The annual general meeting of Adamstown Community Centre took place on Wednesday, January 16. The outgoing chairperson Shane Dunphy welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked the outgoing officers for their help last year.

All of the officers were returned for the coming year except Shane. He will be leaving his position in March, but nobody took his position on that role. Lots of work ongoing over the next few months fitting the outdoor gym equipment.

Fr Nolan thanked the committee for their hard work over the year and said that we are so lucky to have this facility in our parish.

Cemetery Committee AGM

The annual general meeting of Cemetery Committee will be held in Community Centre on Thursday, January 24, at 8 p.m. All members are asked to attend. New member most welcome.


Raheen FRC is hosting a coffee break and bingo in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, January 22, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Cost is €5 with tea or coffee and toast included. Everyone welcome to come along.

Line Dancing

Line Dancing classes continue in Cushinstown old school every Monday morning 10.30 a.m. This dancing is great way to get and stay fit while losing weight. Come along and see for yourself. Also every Tuesday and Thursday night in Parish Hall Rosbercon New Ross beginners 7 p.m. For further info on any of these classes, please ring Sarah at 087 9792483.


The death occurred on Wednesday, January 9, of Joseph (Joe) Crosbie, Pondsfield, New Ross and late of Misterin. Our deepest sympathy is extended to Crissie and Sarah and Joe's neices and nephews and his many friends in the area. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Mary and Michael's Parish Church with burial afterwards in Adamstown Cemetery. May his gentle soul rest in peace.


Slaney Valley Adventure Race

This year's Slaney Valley Adventure Race will take place on Saturday, February 16. Check-in is from 9 a.m. at Bree Community Centre with the first wave of competitors starting at 10 a.m. The race comprises of a 30km Cycle, a 1km Kayak and a 6.5km Forest Run.

Register online at njuko. For more details please visit our Facebook page: Slaney Valley Adventure Race or contact any Ballyhogue GAA Club member.

GAA lotto Re-launch

The number of balls in the Ballyhogue GAA Club lotto will drop from 32 to 28 increasing the chances of winning. An annual subscription option will be available. annual lotto subscribers get a free model county draw ticket and entry to our annual subscribers draw with a prize fund of €1,000. Committee members will be calling to all houses in the parish over the next few weeks to answer any questions you may have and hope to get you signed up.

School Enrolment

SN Seosamh Naofa, Bree are now taking enrolments for September 2019. Application forms are available from the school office or call 053 9247725 for form to be sent out. Closing date for applications is Friday, February 15.

Bree AC News

Bree AC AGM and Awards Night will take place in Bree Community Centre on Thursday, February 7, at 7.30 p.m. All parents and athletes are welcome to attend. Entries for the Leinster Indoors are due shortly to club secretary, Clare Doyle.

Playground Meeting

A meeting will be held in Bree Community Centre on Monday, February 4, at 8.30 p.m. with the aim of setting up a committee to take over the monitoring of Bree Community Playground. Phase two of this project will begin shortly. Plans for this phase will be available for viewing at this meeting. Support of parents of young children would be deeply appreciated.

Fashion Show

Bree Community Development Group is hosting a Fashion Show in the Riverside Hotel on Wednesday, February 13, in aid of Bree Community Playground. Enniscorthy based shops 'Glamour' and 'Ottiva' are supplying the fashion and Liam Sharky is MC for the night. Tickets at €10 are on sale in Garry Byrnes, Riverside Hotel and from any Committee Member. Your support would be much appreciated.

Chess and Draughts

Community Chess and Draughts has resumed in Galbally Hall on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. All children from eight years to 15 years are welcome. Cost is €2 per child to a maximum of €4 per family.

Smart Fitness

Smart Fitness has reopened for 2019 in Galbally Community Centre at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday Evening. Classes 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. are available for only €13 for two or €8 pay-as-you-go. Kettlebell Fitness and Circuit Training Classes suitable for all Fitness Levels and all ages. Total Beginners always welcome. Contact Collette at 086 3927655.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, January 16. Winning Numbers 1, 4, 19, 23. No jackpot winner. Nine match-three winners receive €72 each: Mary O'Leary; Martin Codd; Pat Hore; Hilda and Luna; Andre W Neville; Frances Driscoll; Jane Isdall; Noel Armstrong, and Margaret Dempsey.

Jackpot for Wednesday, January 23, is €5,950. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or any promoter. 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

Dates For Your Diary: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and blessing of the Candles (Candlemas Day): Saturday, February 2, at 10 a.m. St Brigid's Service: Sunday, February 3, at 7 p.m.

Acorn Shop: Clonard parish office. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gifts, Cards, Mass Cards, Statues, Prayers.

Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from 5 p.m. 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. Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. Bank Holiday Monday 11 a.m. only. Service of Holy Communion Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Over-60s Social

The Clonard Parish Over-60s Social is on Thursday, February 21, in Clonard Community Centre at 8 p.m. Dancing 9.30 p.m. till midday Subscription €5. Tickets available from the parish office till Thursday, February 14.

SVP bric-à-brac

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and bric-à-brac sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas Street on Friday, January 25, from 10 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Clonard GAA

Congratulations to Mary Dempsey winner of split-the-pot on January 15. The seller was Toni and Tino's.

The club would like to express sincere condolences to our vice-chairman, Aidan Gilbert and his family, on the death of his sister Patty Rogan. May she rest in peace.

Adult Hurling Training has recommenced on Wednesday evenings in North End at 8 p.m. under new management. New members welcome.


Split the pot

The lucky winner tonight was Ann Marie Monaghan, winning €974, who bought her lucky ticket in Jordan's Bar, Murrintown. Well done Ann Marie. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Operation Transformation

St Martin's GAA are coming on board with Operation Transformation and the GAA for Ireland Lights Up. Every Thursday from January 17 to February 21 our club will be open and lit up for you, your family and friends to come and walk from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

We want everyone to come and join for Ireland Lights Up 2019. All are welcome to come to this event. Please register at the clubhouse on arrival. Any queries contact Jenny Bates at 087 9650738.

Community centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the Community Centre at 053 9139328.


Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.


Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.


Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon - 086 1943527.

Community Centre library

Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.



The club lotto jackpot will be over €10,000 this week. The next draw takes place on Tuesday night (January 22). Make sure you have your name on a ticket. These are widely available from club members and in local outlets.

The Ladies' Gaelic Footballers have organised walking at the community centre three nights a week. Drop down Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 7.30. The minor footballers are the first time back in action in 2019 and met Duffry Rovers on Sunday in Coolree.

Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA held its last meeting on Wednesday, January 16 in the Scout Hall. Sympathy was extended to the Whitty, Kelly, Kehoe, Ryan and Jeffers families. President Mary Noonan welcomed Helen Power back to the guild.

There was great interest in the 2019 National ICA competitions. As a result there are going to be singing and dancing rehearsing commencing Wednesday, January 23, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., also a craft evening will be held same evening from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sasha Roche-Kelly was our guest speaker, she is a qualified Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) therapist. She gave us an overview of the Lymphatic system and how a MLD therapist can help treat a variety of conditions. There was many questions following the talk as the Lymphatic system is not really understood.

Competition was won by Marie Greene, most unusual Christmas card. Raffle: Maureen Roche and Joan Bell. Hostess Eithne Magee served a lovely tea to wind up a very interesting meeting.

Dates for your diary: January 23, practice and craft night 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. February 20, next ICA guild meeting in Scout Hall at 7.30. Competition: Nicest bunch of Daffodils. New members are really welcome, join us at any guild meeting.

Taghmon Golf Society

Results from the team event in Enniscorthy Golf Club held on November 10 were: 1st) Joe Doyle, Barry McGrath & Tony the Tiger Kelly; 2nd) Noel Devine, Jim O'Keeffe & Joe Cashin; 3rd) Noel Kendrick, The Real Tom McGrath & Seamus McLoughlin We also had a hole in one on the day. Well done to Kevin Bradley and to all the winners.

Results from our last outing (15 holes) of the year held in Wexford Golf Club on December 29, in Rosslare Golf Club. The home boys ruled the roost on this occasion with the local knowledge. 1st) Joe Cashin (28) 34pts; 2nd) Nicky Murphy (16) 33pts; 3rd) Jim McGee (8) 32pts; Cat 1) Rory Murphy (12) 32pts; Cat. 2) Barry Stafford (17) 32pts; Cat 3) Tony Tiger Kelly (28) 31pts; F7) David Curtin (20) 18pts; B8) Edward Cousins (3) 20pts; NP Nicky Murphy 45"-9th; 2's club Jason White €76 and the best visitor was Christy Heffernan. Well done to all winners.

Outgoing Captain, Rory Murphy was MC and thanked all the necessary people for their efforts over the year especially the committee and main sponsor-Dolores Sydney of Alice Brady's pub in Taghmon. Particular mention was made of Pat Murphy and Eamonn Roche for the work that they put in. It takes a lot of effort and commitment to run the biggest and best society in the county and the proof is in numbers of members and the dedication of a good committee. Golfer of the year was announced to be Frank Kennedy by a country mile. The incoming Captain for 2019 is Tom Furlong, there will be changes afoot!

Taghmon Golf Society would like to say well done to Jim McGee for representing us in The Heritage Golf Club in Portarlington at their annual competition for all society winners through the year. Jim finished a creditable 3rd. He was only beaten on the back 9 on a countback and finished with 41pts. The prize was an all expenses paid trip for 20 players to Portugal, never mind Jim, we don't hold a grudge!

Our annual Christmas draw threw up the following winners, many thanks to all subscribers and sponsors for their donations. A special thanks to Pat Murphy for looking after the new contraption and its balls for doing the draw itself. Tom 'Trinity' McGrath, Derek Murphy, Mick McLoughlin, Tom O'Gorman, Bridget Halpin, Joe Whitty, Shannon McGrath, Linda Culleton, John Hayden, Carmel McGrath, Pat McGrath, Paul Lahoof, John Whitney, Eamonn Roche, Mekoela Kendrik, George Dee, Kian Oakes, Eamonn Roche, Shane Cummins, Mick Dempsey.

The AGM has been fixed for February 15, at 8pm in Alice Bradys. This is our 25th year in existence and there is the possibility of a trip to Wales to play three courses to commemorate the fact. A large attendance would be most welcome to ascertain the level of interest in this trip as it has to be booked well in advance.

Wexford People

Most Read