Wednesday 13 December 2017

Around the Districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Glynn/Barnstown and Piercestown


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 2nd October at 9pm. Thanks to the ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 2nd October, Ann McDonald, Sinead O' Gorman & Una McDonald. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 18th September were James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Seamus Joyce, Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Pat Ryan & Michael Kavanagh.

Adamstown Lotto

Winning no 2,7,12,25. No jackpot winner. 3 match 3 winners. Evelyn Parslow, Shannon McDonald and Liz Furlong. Next draw in The Boro Inn Monday 5th Oct for a jackpot of €13,300.

Athletic Club

Adamstown athletes made their way to Taghmon last weekend as Taghmon Athletic Club hosted their 30th Anniversary Open Cross Country. The first competitor for Adamstown AC was Bobby O'Shea who competed in the U6 Tiny tots race.

Our first athletes to compete were Bobby McDonald who finished in 3rd place in the U8 Boys 300m and Jack O'Shea who finished in 5th place in the U9 Boys 500m. Well done to Ciara Mooney who competed in the U12 Girls 1000m and Donny McDonald who ran in the U12 Boys 1000m. Kate Jackman finished in 7th place in the U14 Girls 1200m and Luke Byrne ran a great place and finished in 2nd place in the U14 Boys 1500m. There was a great result for the girls team of Sonia Mooney, Triona Mooney and Mairead Crean who finished in 2nd place in the U16 Girls 2000m. Annalise Crean finished in 3rd place in the Senior Ladies 3000m.

The first round of the CMCA juvenile Cross Country League took place in Coolgreany. Well done to Jack O'Shea who finished in 1st place in the U9 Boys 500m. Congratulations to Marguerite Furlong who was the Wexford Athletics 'Athlete of the Month' for August. Well-deserved Marguerite! Adamstown A.C. are hosting the County Cross Country Championships on 4th October.

The Kube

Preparations are well underway for The Kube fundraiser for Adamstown GAA on Saturday 14th November in the Horse and Hound Hotel.

The cash prize of €1,000 for the winning team goes to a nominated charity of their choice and 10% of the monies raised by the other five teams goes to their nominated charities. The teams taking part represent: the Intermediate Hurlers, the Senior Footballers, the Junior Hurlers, the Junior Footballers, Coiste na nÓg and the Managers.

The Intermediate Hurlers team is: PJ Carroll, Tony French, Paudie Barden, Shane O'Gorman, Patrick Delaney and James Breen.

Their nominated charity is Windmill Therapeutic Training Unit. "Windmill" is a Wexford based charity which aims to provide the best possible education/training programme meeting social and pre-employment needs of those in our community with mild/moderate intellectual disabilities.

The Senior Footballers team is: Barry Power, Jason Whitty, Michael Furlong, Julie Colfer, Victoria Moore and Lorcan French. Their nominated charity is also Windmill Therapeutic Training Unit.

The Intermediate Hurlers and Senior Footballers aim to work together to raise money by selling "Golden Try" scratch cards.

The Junior Hurlers team is: Michael Doran, Liam McDonald, John Whelan, Andrew English, Colm Boland and Thomas Furlong.

The nominated charity of their choice is the Ronald McDonald Houses Charity. These Houses are situation in Crumlin, Dublin and provide accommodation for families who have seriously ill children in hospital. The houses provide a wonderful support to families by enabling them to be close to their child when their child is sick.

The Coiste na nÓg team will consist of representatives from our minor hurling and minor football team. Team members to be disclosed in the near future. The nominated charity of their choice is Crumlin Childrens Hospital Family Support Service. This team aim to raise funds by holding a bowling night.

The Junior Footballers team is: Ian Stafford, Vinnie Doheny, Shane White, Podge Wickham, Catriona McCabe and Chantelle Martin. The nominated charity of their choice is to be confirmed. This team will be seeking sponsorship to raise funds.

The Managers team will be represented by: Willie Colfer, Des Redmond, Michael Furlong, Sean Furlong, Denis Kane and Anthony Roche. Their nominated charity is the LauraLynn Foundation. LauraLynn is a hospice for children with life-limiting conditions and residential care for young adults with disabilities.

The Junior Hurlers and the Managers team will be working together to raise funds and intend holding a Live Mouse Race & Grand National in Cullens Pub on Saturday 17th October.

Further details of all fundraisers and events linked to the Kube will be published on an ongoing basis.

Table Quiz

The Community Centre Committee is holding a Table Quiz in Cullen's Lounge on Friday 2nd October at 8.30pm. Our quiz master will be Michael English. Table cost €40.

We look forward to seeing you there. Your support would be appreciated as the monies raised will help to keep your community centre open and to carry out some much needed repairs.

Knitting/Crochet Classes

Adamstown ICA are running knitting and Crochet classes for beginners in Adamstown Community Centre starting Monday night 5th October from 7.30 to 9.30pm. If you are interested in joining and would like more information please contact Cáit on 087-6964082,Sheelagh on 087-9856504 or Mary on 087-6742093

Cemetery Meeting

An important meeting of the Cemetery committee will be held on Wednesday 30th Sept. at 8pm in the community centre. All members must attend.


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 23rd September: winning numbers 13, 18, 26 and 30; no Jackpot Winner. twelve Match 3 Winners receive €54 each. Ian Walsh, 79 Talbot Green; M O'Rourke, 30 Liam Mellows Park; Lisa Flood, C/O Karina Lane; Sandra & Michael, C/O K Saunders; Dolores O'Connor, Liam mellows Park; Mary Hopkins, Mount Saint Ann, Bishopswater; B Morris, C/O Seller; A & M Rossiter, 65 Kennedy Park; Winnie Nolan, C/O Seller; Kathleen Doyle, C/O Bingo; Jacinta Lett, C/O Seller, and Leighann Grace, Rob's Ranch House.

Jackpot for 30th September is €13,100. Tickets €1.50 each at Clonard Parish Office or from 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 Clonard Parish Office to have it arranged.

Church notes

Stepping Out To Secondary School: We would like you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you start in secondary school. To mark this important step in your life, we invite you, your family and friends to join us for a short celebratory service at 7.30pm on Friday 9th October in Clonard Parish Church. Refreshments in the Parish Hall will follow the service. Family and friends are also invited.

Clonard Vigil Choir: New members welcome. A message from Teach Bhride: the Clonard Vigil Choir is currently accepting new members. We rehearse at 8pm on Wednesdays in the Day Chapel and sing for the 6pm Saturday Vigil Masses, as well as for various liturgies throughout the year. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Parish Office.

Pilgrimage To Fatima: takes place from 7th to 14th October. Please note change of dates. €799 all inclusive. Contact O'Leary Travel on 053 923317.

Confessions: in Clonard Church every Saturday from 5 to 5.45pm.

Cuidiu Toddler Group

Great place to meet other parents and unwind whilst your children play. Tea/coffee, juice and biscuits provided. Clonard Community Centre every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30am to 12 noon. Your first visit is free.

Knitting Group

The knitting group has resumed in Coolcotts Community Centre every Monday from 10am to 12 noon. New members welcome. No knitting experience necessary. Come along, have a chat and make new friends whilst learning a new skill.

Body Blast Fitness

Body Blast Fitness at Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.45 to 7.30pm. Get fit and tone up.

Contact Mary on 086 0585698 for further details. Pay as you go €7, students €5.


SVdP will hold a furniture and bric-a-brac sale in Saint Michael's Hall, Thomas Street on Friday 2nd October from 10am to 1pm. All proceeds in aid of the Society.

Active Retirement

Next general meeting is in Clonard Community Centre on Wednesday 30th September. Reminder: Rathgar and Rathmines Musical Society's production of South Pacific at the National Concert Hall on Saturday 14th November at 2.30pm. Tickets must be paid for at next meeting.

Ballroom and line dancing classes continue at Sarsfields Club every Tuesday at 4pm. The Go Show is on in White's Hotel on Tuesday(today) 29th September 12 noon to 5pm. All are welcome, no entry fee. WEXARA Mobile number 087 6094587. New members are always welcome.

Meals On Wheels

Thank you to all those who supported our recent church gate collection. A special thank you to the collectors.

Christmas Fair

A meeting to organise the Christmas Fair will take place in the Shamrock Room on Monday 5th October at 8pm. All are welcome.

Community centre

Have a few hours to spare on Tuesday afternoons? If so why not come along to Coolcotts Community Centre from 2 to 4pm. These are some of the activities we enjoy; Crafts, Exercise, Talks, Bowling etc. We look forward to meeting new people so please come along and join us. Contact Mary on 086 1568787 for further details.



The Glynn/Barntown community games AGM will be held on Monday 12th October at 8.30pm in Glynn Hall. If anyone is interested in organising a team for camogie, helping out with handwriting or generally getting Glynn/Barntown community games back up and running in most disciplines your support would be appreciated on the night.


Bishop Denis Brennan will join us tomorrow, Wednesday 30th September when we will have the Official Opening & Blessing of the new extension, the raising of the Blue Flag & the celebration of Digital School of Distinction award at 11 a.m. Parents, past-pupils and grand-parents are invited to attend.


Barntown National School Parents Association AGM takes place in Barntown National School on Thursday 08th October at 8 pm. All parents are invited to attend.


New members are welcome to come along to lifesaving registration at the Ferrybank Pool on Saturday 3rd October, 14 years and under from 5pm to 6pm and over 14 years from 6pm to 7pm. Everyone aged 8 and over welcome.


A Monster Table Quiz will take place in the Glynn/Barntown GAA Clubhouse on Friday October 16th at 8.30pm. Teams of 4 at €20 per team. Quiz Master is Dermot Rafter. Quiz devised by Martin Fenlon. A great night is guaranteed-please support the club.


Well done to our U.8 and U.10 camogie teams who took part in a camogie blitz at the weekend in Graiguenamangh.

Our U.12 camogie teams played friendly games in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday morning. The Green team met St Martins first and recorded a super win while the Blue team played immediately after with our girls having their best performance this year v Cloughbawn White who were in the end a little stronger on the day.

Our Minor camogie team contested the Premier Co. Semi final on Sunday morning in Tagoat v St Martins. Our girls had a good start to go in at half time 2 points up. Facing a strong wind in the second half the teams exchanged scores before St Martins raised the green flag. The opposition took heart from this and ran out worthy winners in the end. Final score 1-11 to 0-7.

The best of luck to our Junior B camogie team in their Co Final next Sunday v Craanford at 3.30pm in Farmleigh. It's a marvellous achievement for our second team to reach the final in their first year in this grade and we hope all club people will get behind them for the game.


Well done to our U.5/6 hurling teams in their epic battle with neighbours St. Martins on Wednesday evening in Killurin. Training for this age group will come to an end following the 10.30am session this Saturday October 3rd.

The O Brien's Londis Winter Football League for U.6/7 began on Sunday morning with 4 very enthusiastic teams Kilkenny, Galway, Tipperary and Waterford and we look forward to hearing all about the action in the coming weeks.

The O Brien's Londis Winter League continued on Friday evening for the U.10s who were also out the following morning in Hollymount and would like to thank and congratulate Shelmaliers on a well run hurling blitz which raised funds for Crumlin hospital. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the day and the icing on the cake was Cian Carthy fetching 3rd place in the long puck competition.


The disappointment felt by the Minor camogie girls on Sunday morning was given a lift in the afternoon by the magnificent display of our Senior hurlers v Buffers Alley in Innovate Wexford Park. Level at half time on 0-7 each thanks to scores from Michael Doyle, Matthew Joyce and John Leacy the boys attacked the second half to push ahead maintaining a 2 and 3 point lead for most of the second half with great scores from Alan Cowman, Craig Doyle, Matthew Joyce, John Leacy, Daire Barron, Michael O Regan & Rowan White. With four points in it and time up Buffers Alley batted the ball to the net but it wasn't enough and Glynn-Barntown held on to win by a point and now march on to a Co. Semi final date with St Martins.

Ladies football

O'Brien Londis U.12/14 Ladies Football Winter League began with an exciting draw being played out between The Pink Ladies and The Wexford Juniors. In the second match The Happy Team finished the stronger to hold off the determined challenge of The Blue Bellies. Next week at 6.30pm Pink Ladies V Blue Bellies and at 7.30 pm Happy Team V Wexford Juniors.


A final gear order evening for 2015 will take place on Friday October 2nd 7-8pm in the clubhouse. Club half zips, training tops, jerseys, gear bags, shorts and socks will be available to order. Prices are on the club website. 50 % deposit is required on the night to secure an order.


Notices for inclusion in the Glynn/Barntown area notes should be e-mailed to: or alternatively, phone Hillary on 087 2028065.


Clothing Collection

A Lenrec Clothing Collection will take place on Monday 19th October. Bags can be dropped to the Scout Hall (across the road from the school) before 9.30am on the morning of the 19th or at the Scout Hall up on the veranda on Sunday 18th October between 10am and 1pm. All funds raised go to Piercestown National School. Many thanks for your co-operation with this.

ARA Club

Spanish Trip: we are off to Spain on5 October 2016 for 7 nights half board basis (b'fast, dinner including wine) in Pineda de Mar, Costa Brava in the Golden Taurus hotel (or similar hotel) based on 25 travelling. €399.00 per person sharing, SRS applies. Price includes return flights to Barcelona, one checked in bag 15kgs and 1 cabin bag 10 kgs. Return transfers to hotel. Full day excursion to Barcelona. Fully comprehensive Travel Insurance. €200 deposit secures. To book please contact Mary Dempsey at 0539158186 or Ann Rochford 0539158029.

Early booking of flights guarantees the above price. Deposits September 2015 please to guarantee fare. All deposits to be accompanied by a copy of your passport photo page with all details, please put this page into sealed envelope with your names on outside. Final date for names for this trip will be 8th October, 2015.

Piercestown Scout Group

Scout group now re-opened for Meetings. Beavers Thurs nights 6.30 - 7.30 pm: Cubs and Scouts 7.30 - 9pm on Tuesdays.

If any family have used Scout Jumpers for Beavers or Cubs and shirts for Scouts, belts/neckerchiefs in good condition which you would like to 'recycle' please drop up to the hall any Tues evening. We can re-sell them for you.

Uniform costs have increased again and it would be a great help to parents to be able to purchase good condition used uniform parts at a reasonable rate. Weekly subscription €3.00. Registration €45.00 per youth member.

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