Tuesday 17 September 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown

Abigail Howlin Carley and Lily Monahan having fun at the Disney walk in Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts
Abigail Howlin Carley and Lily Monahan having fun at the Disney walk in Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts

Adamstown: First Holy Communion - Eleven Children from second class in Adamstown Nation School received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 18, in St Abban's Church. They had prepared with their parents and school for this very special day in their lives.

We Thank Fr Nolan, their teacher Ms Crosbie, Ms Rea and Jenny and Cathy for their assistance and help over the past months. Thanks to Rosaline for the music and the school children for their hymns.

Athletic Club news

Results from day one and day two of the County Track and Field Championships held on Sunday, May 5, and Sunday, May 12, at the Sportshub in Enniscorthy.

Harry Kent second and Seán Moran third in the under-nine boys Turbo Javelin, Bobby O'Shea, Cillian O'Shea, Will Fortune, Harry Kent and Seán Moran third in the under-nine boys Relay, Áine Crean third in the under-11 girls 60m Sprint, Jack O'Shea second and Ross English third in the under-13 boys Hurdles, Stephen Power second in the under-13 boys Shot Putt, Watt Crean third in the under-13 boys Javelin, Luke Siggins third in the under-13 boys High Jump, Ross English third in the under-13 boys 600m, Sadbh Crean first and Aoife McCabe second in the under-14 girls 1K Walk, Watt Crean second and Ross English third in the under-14 boys 1K Walk, Caragh McDonald third in the under-14 girls Hurdles, Aoife McCabe second and Caragh McDonald third in the under-14 girls Javelin, Caragh McDonald third in the under-14 girls Long Jump, Sadbh Crean, Caragh McDonald, Aoife McCabe and Gráinne English third in the under-14 girls Relay, Caragh McDonald third in the under-14 girls 800m, Ciara Mooney first and Clodagh Crean third in the under-15 girls Shot Putt, Ciara Mooney first in the under-15 girls Javelin, Aoife McCabe, Caragh McDonald, Sadbh Crean and Ciara Mooney third in the under-15 girls Relay, Niamh English in the under-15 Hurdles, Ciara Mooney second in the under-16 girls Walk, Aoibhinn Crean first in the under-18 girls Walk.

Well done to all our athletes including Aidan O'Callaghan, Charles Kent, Aoibhinn McDonald, Emily English, Maeve O'Gorman, Kate Whelan, Laura O'Gorman, Brody Whelan, who all put in great performances at the County Championships.

The Secondary School athletes were in competition at the South Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships, the results were; Zara Power third in the Senior Girls Hammer, Rachel Power third in the Intermediate Girls High Jump, Tara Doyle first in the Senior Girls Triple Jump, Rachel Power first in the Intermediate Girls Javelin, Sonia Mooney first in the Senior Girls Javelin, Kate Jackman second in the Senior Girls Javelin, Marguerite Furlong third in the Senior Girls Shot Putt and second in the Senior Girls Discus.

Two of our athletes were also in competition at the Loreto all-Ireland Secondary Schools in Santry. They were Zara Power first in the Senior Girls Shot Putt and Rachel Power first in the Intermediate Girls Javelin and second in the Intermediate Girls High Jump.

Well done to all our Secondary School athletes and best of luck to those that will now compete at the Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, May 31, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, May 31, will be Elle Walsh and Stella Delaney. Catering on Friday, June 7, will be Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick and Betty O'Shea. Catering on Friday the 14th will be: Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa and Betty Cullen. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, May 17, were: Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Pat Doyle, Owen Elmes, John Hanley and Pat Quinn.

Adamstown Show Committee meeting

A meeting of Adamstown Show Committee will be held in the community centre this Thursday, May 30, at 9 p.m. All members please attend. New members welcome. Membership and sponsorship for 2019 now due. This year's Show will be held on Saturday, July 6, at the usual venue. Please support your local show.

School News

The next draw in the split-the-pot will take place this Wednesday, May 29, in the school. Envelopes costing €2 available from Cullen's Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Bernie's Pub and Chipper and in the school. Thanks for your continued support.

Clothes Recycling - The parents' association are having a Clothes Recycling Collection this Thursday, May 30, at 9.15 a.m. at the school. Now is the time to get rid of your old clothes, shoes, belts etc and in doing so help support your local school. You may leave bags of clothes in the school beforehand if desired.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, May 22: winning numbers 10, 15, 19 and 31. No jackpot winner. 10 match-three winners receive €65 each: T Mahoney; Trish O'Neill; John; Veronica O'Toole; Paula Quirke; Eileen Byrne; Denis Byrne; John Scallan; Tom Miller, and Marie Ryan.

Jackpot for Wednesday, May 29, is €9,850. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the 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 the parish office to have it arranged. Results available on or Facebook.

Church news

Dates For Your Diary: Sacred Heart Novena in the Church of the Annunciation, Clonard Commencing on Thursday, June 20, and ending on the feast of the Sacred Heart Friday, June 28, First Holy Communion: Congratulations to all the children from Scoil Mhuire school who made their First Holy Communion recently.

Clonard Guiding Unit

Well done to all the Guides, who had great fun on their yearly camp. We headed to the IOCA with Barntown Guides for an activity filled weekend. The sun shone, the girls climbed to great heights on the crates stacking and their aim was a little off at the battle archery. Our rafts didn't sail far but we had great fun building them and clinging on in the water. Everyone went home tired but happy. Thanks to all the staff of the IOAC More out and about activities to come for all sections.

Na Fianna Clonard

Our annual golf classic takes place on Friday, June 14, at Wexford Golf Club. Cost is €160 per team of four people which includes dinner. For more information contact Thomas McLoughlin at 087 6184344.

Underage training continues Tuesday evening from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for all boys and girls from four years up. Training on Saturday morning for under-eight, under-10, under-12 camogie, under-nine and under-11 hurling. All training now takes place on the pitch in Coolcotts. New members welcome, hurls and helmets provided if needed. Adult training takes place every Wednesday evening at 7.15 p.m. Nursery everybody under-seven every Tuesday evening from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Any unwanted clothing, we can take them away for you. We will take any clothing, shoes, bags, curtains and bed linen. Contact Aidan Gilbert at 087 6285254 to arrange pick up or for further information. Visit our website to view further details about our club.



Calling the more senior members of our community. Wexford Active Retirement Association (Wexara) will be holding a general meeting in Clonard Church (tomorrow), Wednesday, May 29, at 2.30 p.m. We'd love to see you there. Please phone the Active Retirement group at 087 6094587 if you would like further information.

Ferrycarrig Rowing Club

Ferrycarrig Rowing Clubs 2019 training season has begun. We are back on shore Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7 p.m. All are welcome to come on down and give it a go. Wear old runners and comfy sports clothes. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. Registration will take place on Friday, May 31. Looking forward to seeing ye all soon for a great season ahead. Please contact Lorraine Foley at 087 0673577 for further details, or check us out on the Ferrycarrig Rowing Club Facebook page where a full list of up to date information is available.

Glynn NS

Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Jessica Dennehy, who won €171 in the split-the-pot. The next split-the-pot will be on Sunday, June 2, in Marty B's.

5k: Many thanks to all who supported our 5k. We truly had a wonderful day.

Rounders: The girls will play their Quarter against Ballymitty on Wednesday, May 29, at 1 p.m. in Killurin. Best of luck to all.

Designer Minds: On Wednesday, June 5, Designer Minds will visit second, third, fourth and fifth classes. They will introduce children to the topic of 'Urban Design' and every child in each class will participate in the challenge of designing and building a city using Arckit. This activity encourages teamwork and collaboration and introduces children to architecture, engineering and design in a fun, hands-on way.

School Sports: Congratulations to all of our pupils who represented the school in the Inter-School Sports. We came away with 16 medals. Thanks to the teachers who accompanied the children to Enniscorthy. This year the sports day will take place on Tuesday, June 11, weather permitting. We are very grateful to Glynn-Barntown GAA Club for the use of their facilities.

Barntown Community

Barntown Community Centre and Playground Fundraising Committee would like to share a big thank you to everyone who supported our May events. 'Beautiful Barntown' photography exhibition brought the community together to celebrate Barntown and share memories. The hall was full. Thank you everyone who shared their new/old photographs and memorabilia. Thank you to Barntown Heritage Group for providing such great information on the day. Congratulations to photography winners; Jake Garnett (first), and runners-up Fr Carroll, and Caoilfhionn Roche.

'Fun Bingo', with fantastic bingo-calling by George Lawlor, saw all ages enjoying laugh out loud fun, and bingo with a cuppa and treats. Thank you especially to all the children and young people who supported this event. We are delighted to see our community hall full on both days. In total, both community events raised €1,350.

Church news

Volunteers: At any time, the parish is open to volunteers. Should you wish to volunteer for reading, to become a Eucharistic Minister, collector, altar society etc., please just come forward.

Anniversary Masses: To arrange anniversary Masses in Glynn and Barntown please note the following.

For Barntown please phone Maura Rossiter at 053 9120830.

For Glynn please phone Fr John at 087 9898424.

The above is to lessen any chance of error. If possible, please check the weekly Newsletter where the next week's anniversary Masses are listed and please do not hesitate in coming to sacristy before Mass or ringing us if you notice something is not correct.


Well done Barntown NS on winning the Roinn B Rackard League camogie final on Monday evening. What an amazing achievement putting back to back victories together.

Communion celebrations

Well done to all our friends from Glynn NS and Barntown NS who made their First Holy Communions recently.

Coiste na nÓg

Well done to our under-13 hurlers who had a fine win over Shelmaliers on Tuesday evening in Hollymount. Final score - Glynn-Barntown 6-8 Shelmaliers 2-4.

Congratulations to club chap Evan Sweeney and his Coláiste Abbain under-14 teammates who won the South Leinster Post Primary Schools Final on Monday, beating a combined colleges team from Carlow on a scoreline of 3-14 to 2-6 in Bunclody.

Congratulations to club boys Cathal and Fionn, who represented Glynn NS at half time in Parnell Park at the Wexford v Dublin hurling game last Sunday.

Guess the Score winner

There was one winner of our Guess the Score Coiste na nÓg Fundraiser. The correct score of 2-19 Wexford to 1-22 Dublin was predicted by Con O'Donnagain. Thanks to everyone for their generous support.

Senior GAA

Our Senior footballers continued their league success with a win over Kilanerin on Tuesday.

Ladies Football

Our under-14 Green ladies' football team had a great win over St Martin's on Tuesday night in Killurin. Congratulations girls, keep up the hard work.

The under-14 Blue Football team played away to Shamrocks on Thursday evening. Despite continued work from our girls, the Shamrocks proved the stronger team and came out on top. Well done, girls. Thanks to Aoife for the report.

It was another great under-12 win on Friday night with our Blue team battling hard away to Taghmon-Camross. The girls put on a brilliant display of teamwork and fought hard for the win. Well done, everyone.

Tractor Run

A date for your diary - the annual Glynn Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, July 7. Further details will follow closer to the date.


GB camogie club present yoga with Adrienne every Wednesday at seven. 30 p.m. in Glynn Hall. Attendance on a 'drop in' basis can be accommodated. €12 a night for adults.

Split the Pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Jack Ryan winning €138. Congratulations Jack and thanks for your support. Envelopes 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.


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 in Glynn Hall has now finished for the summer and will recommence in September. Please check here for details in August.

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

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