Wednesday 22 January 2020

Around the Districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Taghmon-Camross

Naomi, Sinead and Sean Denton from Tachumshane enjoying their day out at the Wexford Motor Show on the Quay
Naomi, Sinead and Sean Denton from Tachumshane enjoying their day out at the Wexford Motor Show on the Quay

Adamstown: GAA pitch opening. St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club are pleased to announce that we are officially opening our new pitch on July 13 the local communities of Adamstown, Newbawn and Raheen have been wonderfully supportive of the club and this project. The pitch will be officially opened by the president of the GAA John Horan at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.

Activities will begin on Friday evening, July 12, on the new pitch from 5 p.m. till 8.15 p.m. approx. Events will continue all day Saturday: South East Radio, music, Fan Zone, Sports Active, barbecue, Marquee with tea, coffee, shop, Centra Activities, Sports Active Events, Face Painting, Replicas of the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy will be present for photographs.

GAA Games for everyone will be timetabled all day on the new pitch. Ladies senior football match at 3 p.m. and the men's match Adamstown v the Moonlights at 5 p.m. There will be a 'Sports Stars in Conversation' forum in Coláiste Abbáin at 8.30 p.m. on Friday night at. The panel for this forum will consist of acclaimed local sports stars Kevin Doyle (Soccer), Aileen Gilroy (Mayo Ladies' Football and All Star), Michael Furlong (Football), Jonathon Moore (Jockey) and John Mullane (Waterford Hurling).

This will be an entertaining and an interesting event for all the family. Encourage your neighbours and friends to attend. Admission is free. The GAA Club would like the entire community to join them with their celebrations as there will be fun and entertainment for all. This will be a great occasion free and open to everyone.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, June 21, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 21st will be Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy and Denise Harler. Catering on Friday the 28th will be Gillian O'Neill, Edel Doyle, Ann Marie O'Shea and Geraldine O'Shea. Proceeds going to parish funds. Card winners on Friday, May 30, were Pat Doyle, Owen Elmes, Seán Cullen, Johnny Nolan, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Paddy Furlong and Séamus Wickham.

Adamstown Show News

Schedules for this year's Adamstown Show to be held on Saturday, July 6, are now available. There will be close to 250 classes to be judged on the day starting at 10.30 a.m. (19 classes more than last year). Show jumping and Dog Entries will be taken on the day. Trade Stands enquiries to Eunan Flood at 087 6143207, vintage enquiries to John Kehoe (Chapel) at 087 2984904. To get a schedule, or any further information about the show, please contact Hon. Secretary, Patrice Byrne, Chapel at 087 6166926 after 6 p.m. Please support your local show. Visit

Adamstown ICA News

On Saturday, May 25, we held our upcycling class which was attended by eight members. Some of us brought old chairs or stools, which had seen better days, but anyone who had nothing to upcycle was supplied with a chair by Jill, our teacher. By four o'clock our items of furniture were unrecognisable works of art, and will be proudly displayed in our homes. Many thanks to Jill Bridgeman one of our newest members, a real treasure, and we hope to hold more upcycling classes in the near future. Also thanks to Helen and Ned Furlong for the lovely strawberries we enjoyed after lunch.

Our summer outing takes place in July and is open to non-members. This year we are not straying too far from home, heading to Wheelock's Fruit Farm for tea and coffee, then to Huntington Castle for a tour, on to Carlow for some shopping, and ending up with a meal on the return journey. We will have more details shortly. Contact Helen Furlong at 086 3454036.


Our Sympathy to Phil and Bridget Walsh of Templeshelin and all the family on the death of Phil's father Pat Walsh, Knockduff, Bree. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, June 8, in Bree Church with burial afterwards in Bree Cemetery. May he rest in peace. We remember also in prayer Ned Wheeler, Fisher's Row, Wexford, who died on Friday, June 7. We send our condolences to Kathleen and family. Ned was a member of the great Wexford Team of the 1950s winning three all-Ireland medals in a hurling career from 1940 to 1965. Ned's funeral Mass took place on Monday, June 10, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Street, Wexford. May his kind soul rest in peace.

School fun evening

Following the success of our Family Fun Evening last year we are having our Family Fun Evening this year on Wednesday, June 19. We will have the usual stalls, tea, cake sale, bottle stall, Fishing, raffle, split-the-pot and much more. We would appreciate any donations of bottles. Proceeds going to School Funds.

Adamstown lotto Results

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday, June 7, were 9, 18, 24 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and the following matched three numbers and each got €100 each. Pat Byrne, Ballindoney and Theresa Kinsella, Killegney. The next draw is for a jackpot of €5,800 and will take place on Friday, June 21.


Church news

Pauper's Graveyard - Friday, June 21, annual patron in the Pauper's Graveyard, Coolcotts at 7.30 p.m. 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, Adoration - In the Church of the Annunciation, Clonard on Monday 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to drop in at any time. Anyone, who would like to commit to one hour would be most welcome. Please contact the parish office at 053 9123672.

Rosary At the Grotto in Rocklands - This will be prayed each Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Please join us as we pray this powerful prayer to Our Lady Queen of Peace.

Celtic Tenors concert

The Celtic Tenors perform on Friday, June 28, in St Peter's College, tickets €30, phone 053 9142071. Supported by Loch Gorman Band from 6.45 p.m. This is a fundraiser for College Sports development.

Clonard Guiding Unit.

Not long till the summer break but before that, the girls have a sports night, a barbecue, a day trip to Courtown and a summer camp in Wales. Plans are already being made for September and it's packed with fun, trips and new activities. Our registration night will be on September 3 in Clonard Community Centre between 5.30 and 7.30 p.m. Contact us at

Driver Theory Test training

FAB Community and Family Resource Centre are hosting Driver Theory Test training, starting June 25 from 10.30-12.30. Qualified driving instructor will deliver. This is aimed at under-25s from the Coolcotts, Ferndale, Belvedere, Ashfield areas who need to get on the road to access jobs or training/education (those finished in formal education get priority). Theory test can be paid for on full completion of the training. Please Call Fran to book your place 087 7600370.

Family Support Clinic

There is a Family Support Drop in Clinic on Tuesday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Clinic is for parent who need advice and support on a variety of issues. These can include Communication Issues, parenting dilemmas, family change/crisis, behavioural issues, problems at school, daily routines, relationship difficulties, how to access supports and services.

Na Fianna GAA

Camogie: Our under-12 team recently travelled to Abbotstown in Dublin to take part in 'Càman to Leinster'. They played brilliantly against teams from Louth, Dublin and Meath. They were treated to Burger King on the way home, a great day out was had by all and they gained some small experience of playing inter county camogie. They also played the last of their blitzes in Rathnure and Davidstown-Courtnacuddy. Our under-10 team has been playing some great but tough games in the last of their blitzes, travelling to Kilmore and St Anne's. They played brilliant and are really improving as a team.

Underage Hurling: Our under-nines and under-11s boys are training hard and improving with every match they play. They have recently played Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's and Glynn-Barntown in the under-11 league and in the under-nine blitz in Our Lady's Island. Adult Hurling: Our adult team are training every Wednesday evening. With league matches approaching again.


Kilgarvan Patron

The annual Kilgarvan Patron will be held on Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m. with Mass and blessing of graves.

Anniversary Dance

The 10th Anniversary of the First Friday dances will be held on Friday, July 5, with the very popular Michael Collins providing the music to help all our supporters dance the night away in Camross Ballroom. There will be a free raffle for meal vouchers. Dancing 9.30 p.m. till midnight, adm. €10 including the tea. We hope to see you all there and thanks for helping us keep the doors open over the last 10 years.

Caroreigh field day

The 51st Caroreigh field day will be held on Sunday, July 28, next. The Fancy Dress and vintage parade will lead off at 1.30 p.m. and all the usual side shows will be in action. More details later.

Ann Hannon Memorial Walk

The Ann Hannon Memorial Walk in aid of St Fintan's Church Funds takes place on June 23 leaving the TAG Office at 11.30 a.m. Sponsorship cards are available from Fr Gorman Patricia Gilhooly or any member of the committee. Entry fee is €10 per person €5 per child for €25 per family. All entrants on day will be entered into a raffle.

Camross ICA

Our last meeting was on Monday, June 10, in Camross Hall. Mary Kelly congratulated the ladies for all their hard work for the Special Occasion event. It was a great event involving all the Wexford guilds with 18 decorated tables show-casing the fabulous creativity of the ICA ladies. She especially congratulated the Taghmon ICA guild for their overall win. The winner of the 'funkiest pair of shoes' was Alice Whitty. Peggy Doyle and Mary Margaret Roche served some truly delicious tea with some amazing lemon meringue and pavlova.

A few dates for your diary: June 22 - Our tour will take us to Ferns for tea and scones and a visit of the Lavender farm, followed with some retail therapy in Gorey and back to Wexford for dinner in the Whitford Hotel. June 24 - Federation Meeting in Duncannon. June 28 - Garden Party in An Grianán. July 7 - Annita Lett event. July 13 - Pitch and Putt Competition in Enniscorthy. September 13 to September 15 the Wexford weekend in An Grianán - September Charity walk (date TBA)

Advance announcement, in 2020 the ICA will be celebrating its 110th birthday. For the occasion, there will be celebrations in An Grianán with a dinner and dance on February 9, 2020, starting at 1 p.m.

Our next meeting will be after our summer break at 6.30 p.m. on Monday, September 2, in Camross Hall. Please note the earlier starting time as we will also have our picnic on that evening (bring plates and cutlery). The competition will be the 'Prettiest Tea Cup'.

Did you know? The ICA was started by Anita Lett in 1910. It was originally called the United Irishwomen (UI). By 1911, 17 branches had been setup nationally and among the members you could count two French ladies. To find out more and join us, visit

GAA club notes

Next up for the adult teams is ACL Football action this coming weekend away to St Mary's of Maudlintown followed by hurling action against Shamrocks the following weekend. The Junior B teams are expected to return to action too but not details are available at time of going to press. Please see social media for details. The minor footballers will be in action on Monday, June 24, at home to Bannow-Ballymitty with throw-in at 7.30.

Cúl Camps registration is now available online. The camp takes place in Taghmon during the first week of July. The clubs Academy for players aged 4-7 will be on at 6.30 every Monday during the summer (except for the bank holiday in August).

The lotto jackpot wasn't won last week so the jackpot increases to €13,400. The next draw takes place on June 25. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online Taghmon-Camross page on the KlubFunder website. Tickets are also available locally through all the usual channels.

Finally, club gear can now be bought online and there is a wide variety of kit available. Why not have a look at Taghmon-Camross Page on and pick out something new to wear to the game or training.

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