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Saturday 7 December 2019

Around the Districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown, Piercestown, Taghmon-Camross

Adamstown: Cemetery Committee. Adamstown Cemetery Committee invites applications from tenders for the laying of a new path from the cemetery entrance in the churchyard to the cemetery toilets.

All applications to be submitted to the Hon secretary Liam Whelan in Kellystown no later than March 15.

St Patrick's Day Trad Session

There will be a session in Cullen's Lounge commencing at 9.30 p.m. March 17, music by local musicians. Fundraising in aid of Community Centre Development Fund. Tickets Euro five each, door prizes and raffle.

St Patrick's Weekend Run/Walk

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will host a 10k run and 5k walk on bank holiday Monday, March 18, The event will begin at 11 a.m., with registration taking place from 10 a.m. onwards. Entry fee is Euro five for the 5k walk and Euro 10 for the 10k run. Both events are open to all ages and abilities. The 10k race will be chip timed and there will be prizes for the first man and woman home. Refreshments will be served to all participants in the hall afterwards. Everyone is invited to come along and get involved in what promises to be a great community event.

Annual Lourdes Ticket Draw

Tickets are on sale now for our annual Lourdes Draw in which we hope to send three parishioners to Lourdes in May. Tickets cost €5 and any household may purchase up to four tickets. Draw confined to Adamstown Parish. Draw will take place on Palm Sunday, April 14. Your support is very much appreciated.

Irish School of Dance

A massive congratulations to all of the dancers at Margo Murphy & Niamh Weller Dance Academy in Adamstown on their amazing day out at the CRG Leinster Open Championships in Kildare recently.

Templeludigan/Rathnure:- Aoife Ryan 6th, Hannah Ryan 7th, Kari Ryan 10th, Lauren Doyle 13th, Ella Doyle 2nd, Sarah Lillis 1st, Emily Farrell 3rd and Shannon Redmond 5th in Championship. Taghmon:- Lucy Whitty 1st in Championship. Adamstown:- Lauren Cadogan 1st & Emma Cadogan 3rd in Championship. Raheen:- Therese Flanagan 1st in Championship & Niamh Weller 1st in Championship.

We had 5 CRG Leinster Open Champions throughout the day-Lucy Whitty (Taghmon) Leinster Champion U12, Sarah Lillis (Templeludigan/Rathnure) Leinster Champion U8, Therese Flanagan ( Raheen) Leinster Champion U15, Lauren Cadogan (Adamstown) Leinster Champion U15, Niamh Weller (Raheen) Leinster Champion U16+.

We have a tiny tot academy from 4-7 years at 6 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. and from seven years up at 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. in Adamstown Hall on Wednesdays.

We are also starting an Irish Step Dancing and Ceili Class for adults in Adamstown Hall for eight weeks with dates and times to follow later. For more information contact Margo at 089 2263350.

Sympathy

Our condolences to Patricia Sinnott and family, Woodview Drive, Adamstown on the death of Patricia's sister Kitty Fitzgerald, Taghmon whose funeral Mass took place in Taghmon recently. May she rest in peace.

Cards

The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, March 15, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on the night will be Catherine Walsh, Eileen J Walsh, Eileen N Walsh. Catering on Friday the 22nd will be Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Clonard

Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, March 6. This week's winning numbers: 1, 18, 21, 25. No jackpot winner. Eight match-three winners receive €81 each: Tom Donovan; Sis; Wexford Working Man's Club; Matty O'Gorman; M Walsh; Elizabeth Maher; Brendan Quigley, and Richard Browne.

Jackpot for Wednesday, March 13, is €10,500. 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 clonardparish.ie or Facebook.

Parish Notices Trócaire Boxes: Trócaire Boxes are available at the back of the church. Weekly Envelopes: If you didn't get a chance to collect your weekly envelopes over the last few weekends you can now collect them from the parish office.

Congratulations: To all the children in the parish, who made their First Confession during the week.

Medjugorje 2019: May 16 to May 23. Cost €695pps. Contact Mary Curran at 086 3947882 for more information.

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.

Clonard Guiding Unit.

The Clonard Guiding Unit had a great fun day to celebrate thinking day in the TAG Centre with lots of cooking, crafts, games, face painting, quizzes and songs. This year's theme was making a little change with friendship. March will be busy with hikes, sleepovers, parade and a huge birthday party.

Wexford ICA

This month's meeting is on Thursday, March 21, at 7.30 p.m. in Coolcotts Community Centre. Ladies make sure not to miss out on this month's amazing speaker, we will have someone from the citizens information come in to talk to us and help us with any questions we may have. Our competition for this month is the smallest book so get searching. Looking forward to seeing you all for tea and chats.

Na Fianna Clonard

Our Quiz Night is on this Thursday, March 14, at 8.30 p.m. in Wexford Golf Club. It's €40 per team of four, so get your team's together, we would love to see everybody. So, come along have some fun and raise funds for the club.

Adult training continues every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in North End Astro, under the management of Paudge Courtney. Our new season gets under way St Patrick's Weekend. New members welcome. Underage boys and girls training continue every Tuesday evening in St Peter's college from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. New members welcome. Hurls and Helmets provided if needed.

Congratulations to Robbie Kemp on winning split-the-pot. Envelopes can be purchased from committee members, local shops and are also available on our website, clonardgaa.ie.

Glynn-Barntown

Glynn NS

Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Páidí Somers, who was the lucky winner of €162 in our latest split-the-pot. Thank-you for your continued support - be in to win

Road Race: Don't forget our 5k race which will take place on May 26.

Pilgrimage

A special Christian Solidarity Pilgrimage to the Holy Land takes place from October 1 to October 9. It will include visits to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other holy sites. Price is €1,445 per person. Spiritual Director - Fr John Carroll (Ferns Diocese). Single supplement applies. To reserve a place, please phone Dublin 01 8788159 or emailinfo@marian.ie.

A national pilgrimage, it is being organised by the Irish Catholic Newspaper.

Split the pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Jay O'Reilly, who pocketed €155. Congratulations, Jay. 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.

Coiste na Nog

Thank you to all who paid their club membership at our recent registration evening. All players must be registered before playing season begins. Membership can be paid to any committee member - forms are downloadable from our club website.

Senior GAA

Congratulations to Glynn-Barntown Clubperson of tbe Year 2019 Lorcan Doyle for his outstanding work over many years both playing and administrating for his club. Lorcan was honoured recently at a Wexford District awards ceremony in the Riverbank House Hotel.

DEVELOPMENT NEWS - Our recently redeveloped top pitch is progressing nicely - REMINDER - there is to be absolutely NO running or sporting activity of any kind to take place on it till approval by the club Executive.

GAA club lotto

Numbers drawn Wednesday, March 6: 3, 12, 14, 16. No jackpot winner. Two match-three winners - Annette and Robbie Hillis and Tony Butler/Eunan Doyle. Next draw on March 20 in Mary Jo's. Jackpot now €2,600.

Condolences 

Glynn-Barntown GAA Club extends its deepest sympathies to the Redmond, Furlong and Reynolds families on the recent sad passing of Maurice Redmond, Ballygoman, Barntown. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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.

Piercestown

ARA club news

18 members attended Funny Girl Musical on Tuesday last in St Michael's Theatre in New Ross, this was a fantastic production and well done to all the cast, especially Yvette Walsh, who was fantastic, brilliant performance by Yvette. The group enjoyed a lovely meal at the Horse and Hound before going to the show. thanks to everyone who came along.

Day trip on Tuesday, March 26 - Nicholas Moss Pottery Bennettsbridge, Smithwicks Brewery Kilkenny, free time in Kilkenny shopping, €60 includes entry to above venues, coach and evening meal at Horse and Hound on way home. Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book, or book through any of the committee members.

ARA Group Easter Hamper Draw - Lines on sale through ARA members for our annual Easter Hamper Draw, First Prize will be on display in Londis Piercestown from next week. €2 a line, or three for €5. Please support and thank you for your support in previous years.

Scout Group news

On March 28 there will be a Parents Open information night at Knockingall Centre (Scout and Guide meeting hall) at 7 p.m. short presentation by County Commissioner Mr Dan O'Leary, Wexford.

Reserve Saturday, April 13, for Litter Pick up day, doing our bit for the environment, clean-up of the three roads from the church. We need lots of beavers/cubs/scouts and parents to come along and help please. More details at open information night for parents on March 28.

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Taghmon-Camross

Tidy Towns meeting

Taghmon Tidy Towns Group are entering the Tidy Towns Competition 2019. There will be a meeting this Wednesday, March 13, in the Family Resource Centre from 6.45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Do you have an interest or knowledge in: landscaping; wildlife, natural amenities; sustainable waste/resource; tidiness/litter control and community involvement?

Why not come along and give your ideas, opinion and contribute towards Tidy Towns Competition to improve our village. Contact Laurena Kent for more information.

Camogie Notes

The camogie committee would like to say a big Thank you to all who supported our fundraising quiz in the GAA centre. We were overwhelmed with the great turn out, and a great night was had by all. A special word of thanks to all our generous sponsors who donated prizes for the raffle on the night, The Yard Restaurant, Sebz restaurant, Mary Mcgees, Tom Foxes, Niamh O'Gorman, C+D Providers, Derek Kent and Wexford GAA, Naimh Breen, and Sam McCauleys.

Congratulations to our two winning teams the 'Not enough tables' and '2G2B'.

Our junior ladies are still busy with pre-season training and are getting ready to commence the league which is kicking off the weekend of March 15 against Horeswood, date and time to be confirmed.

Caroreigh school news

FIRST CONFESSION - Congratulations to our children in second class who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday last. Many thanks to Ms Duane and Fr Robert for all their work and preparation with the class and to the parents' council for providing refreshments afterwards.

DEBATING - Our debating team, consisting of Amber Hornick, Orla Roche Kelly, Eimear Doyle and Morgan Nash Colfer had a great tusle with Mayglass on Friday last, with honour begin shared. Next up are Rosslare NS in April.

DANCE - Dance classes for all pupils have begun and Anne Marie has been busy putting the pupils through their paces. The classes continue till Easter.

FIREFIGHTERS VISIT - Firefighters from Wexford Fire Station visited the school recently and spoke to second and third class about fire safety. This was very enjoyable event for all.

Camross ICA

Our last meeting was held on Monday, March 4, in Camross Hall. Mary Kelly congratulated Dympna Kelly for coming second in the competition of the 'Best Chocolate Chip Cookies' at the Federation Meeting.

Some of the ladies had a most enjoyable visit of Trudy's Catering Kitchen in New Ross. Established in 2000 by Michael and Trudy Power, Trudy's Catering Kitchen supplies a fresh daily selection of bulk and pre-packed salads, freshly cut sandwiches as well as meat and salad platters to the retail and catering trade. This visit was most interesting thanks to Trudy, who shared her passion for her successful caretaking business. The ladies were able to have a go themselves at assembling some salads and were delighted to take home some delicious fresh products.

This month, there was also a visit organised at the Fire Station in Wexford. This was also very interesting, and the ladies who took part in the visit learned a lot about life in a Fire Station. Mary Kelly thanked Breda Banville for organising these two excellent outings.

Michelle O'Gorman from Conscious Body Healing came to talk to us about the great work she does with people with food and body issues (mostly anorexia and bulimia). Michelle is passionate about helping people and she gave us a most interesting talk on the subject. She can be contacted via her website michelleogorman.com.

The winner of the best 'Home made St Patrick's Day Badge' was Dympna Kelly. Mairead O'Gorman and Marian Donnelly served some truly delicious tea and homemade scones.

A few dates for your diary: April 13 - Art and Craft Day in Enniscorthy. April 24 - ICA Got Talent in Camross Hall. June 6 - Special Occasion, theme: 'ICA on Tour'.

Our next meeting will be our AGM and will be at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, April 1, in Camross Hall (downstairs in the kitchen). The competition will be the 'best smile in an unframed colour photograph' (human or animal, 5-7').

Did you know that the ICA has a website ICA.ie where you can find out all about the ICA and your loc.al guild?

Camross Drama Group

We are delighted to announce dates and venues for out 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.

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