Around the districts: Adamstown, Glynn-Barntown and Taghmon-Camross
Adamstown - Cards: The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, February 1, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on the night will be Bernie Hickey, Evelyn O'Gorman and Ann O'Gorman. Catering on Friday, February 8, will be Bridget O'Gorman, Ann Stafford, Agnes Whelan and Kay Whelan. Catering on Friday the 15th: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power and Ann Jackman. Proceeds going to parish funds. Card winners on Friday, January 18, were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Phil and Mary Jackman.
The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, February 1, in the community centre for a jackpot of €14,700. Keep on buying the tickets, it could be your lucky day.
The lucky winners in the Adamstown NS split-the-pot draw on Wednesday, January 23, were: School seller - Cian Murphy, third class. Draw winner Ronan Bolger, who got €126, ticket bought in Brad Óg's. Thanks for your continued support. Next draw on Wednesday, February 6, in the school. Envelopes in Cullen's Gala, Adamstown Pharmacy, Brad Óg's Pub and Chipper and in the school.
Cemetery Committee AGM
The Cemetery Committee AGM will now take place in the community centre this Thursday, January 31, at 8 p.m. On behalf of the parish of St Abban's Fr Nolan PP wishes to thank the Cemetery Committee for their dedication and devotion to the Holy Place where our loved ones rest.
Coláiste Abbain News
Entrance Assessment Tests: 61 students sat the entrance exams on Saturday the 19th and we are delighted with our 2019/2020 intake of students. Meitheal Awards: Congratulations to our Meitheal Leaders, who got their awards on Wednesday, January 16. Shauna Wickham, Leanne Miller, Laura Dunne, Shannon Banville and Sínead Kehoe.
Huge congratulations to our under-17 and under-14 soccer teams under the guidance of Mr Dixon and Mr Bradley. Both teams have reached the South East semi-finals. We wish them continued success. Visiting Author. We had the honour of welcoming widely renowned author Andy Mulligan to our school last week. His hugely successful novel Trash has now been adapted into a film, which is a prescribed text on the junior syllabus.
Walk off the Monday Blues
Raheen Family Resource Centre intend running organised walks around the pitch in Adamstown starting on Monday, January 28, The walks will start at 9.30 a.m. and they will then be followed by a free healthy cooking demonstration with tasters in the community centre from 10 a.m. to midday.
These walks will take place for four weeks and they are open to all regardless of age of level of fitness, but booking is essential. For further information or to book a space contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 442888.
The draw for fully paid up members of the newly established Adamstown GAA Club lotto Syndicate took place recently. Congratulations to following winners: John Power, Coonogue - €200, Billy and Breda Holohan, Templeludigan - €200, Ann and Andrew Boland, Courthoyle - €100 and Seán Doran, Glenour - €100.
Coiste na nÓg
The AGM of Adamstown GAA Coiste na nÓg will take place this evening (Tuesday the 29th) at 8 p.m. in Adamstown Community Centre. Your attendance is very much appreciated as we make plans for the upcoming year.
On the Pitch: Our hurling/camogie league has started. We wish all the children the best of luck and thanks to the teachers who organise it and to Glynn-Barntown GAA Club for the use of their facilities.
Split-the-pot: The winner of this week's split-the-pot is Tom Purcell, who won €262. The next split-the-pot draw will be on Monday, February 4, at 8 p.m. in the school.
Tea Party Fundraiser: February 17: There will be a tea party in Glynn Hall 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. to raise funds for the new School Hall.
Date for your Diary: May 26: five K Road Race.
The Active 50 PLUS is back in full swing on Tuesday mornings in Glynn Hall at the new time of 11 a.m.
This is a gentle exercise class which includes a little dancing and music - it helps to improve balance, flexibility, joint mobility and more it's total gentle body workout, particularly suited to those who may not want a full aerobics class.
Dancing classes re-commencing in Glynn Hall every Monday night at 8 p.m. Have a little fun and brush off those Christmas cobwebs at the same time.
Bingo has commenced in Marty B's. Come on down any Thursday night at 8.30 p.m. and try your luck - we look forward to seeing you.
Just a reminder that whist continues in Glynn Hall on Wednesday nights from 8 p.m.
Want to get into shape for 2019 and have fund at the same time? Get on down to the Badminton sessions, at Barntown Community Centre every Monday and Thursday evening from 7.30 p.m. All equipment provided. See you there.
Barntown National School is now taking enrolments for September 2019. Application forms can be accessed through the school website on barntownns.ie or contact the main office at 053 9120376.
You are invited to attend the launch of Jim McGovern's Book - Stand up and Speak Out, Memoir of a Public Speaking and Debating Coach, by Enda Brady of Sky News, which takes place on Wednesday, February 20, at 7 p.m., in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.
Anniversary Masses: Should you wish to book an Anniversary Mass in Barntown, you are invited to ring Maura Rossiter at 053 9120830, who keeps records of the Masses in Barntown. For Masses in Glynn, please contact Fr John directly at 087 9898424 or if not available, please ring Alice the parish secretary at 053 9120853. In cases where more than one name is mentioned at a weekend Mass, please be advised, that week day Masses are offered individually for intentions.
Please note that in last week's notice there was a typing error in the mobile number for Fr John. The correct number is the one above. Apologies to anyone who this may have affected.
Calendars: Last few 2019 calendars are for sale after all Masses in Barntown.
Following on from Elaine's hugely successful Couch to 5K last January, Glynn-Barntown camogie club invite you to get fit and active for 2019. Elaine has taken registrations and will begin on Monday, January 28, Sessions will be 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Come along and join the fun while working towards a fitter, healthier you. Well done, girls.
Eimear Jackman, Lara O'Shea, Ciara Butler and their teammates in Loreto, Wexford captured the Leinster Senior 'A' camogie cup last Saturday defeating Loreto Kilkenny 4-9 to 1-9. What an amazing achievement.
Coiste na nÓg
Well done to Wexford CBS and to our own clubmen, Conor Graydon, Darragh Carley, Michael Laffan, Paul Leonard, Josh Carley and Chris Flood on their recent South Leinster Senior Hurling 'C' title win. Great achievement.
Hard luck to Mark and the Wexford hurlers defeated laat weekend by Galway in the Walah cup final. Well done to Ger Dempsey and his Trinity College hurling teammates who beat Garda College in the Fitzgibbon Cup recently 1-15 to 0-13.
CLUB LOTTO WON - John and Méabh Cooney won the jackpot in the club lotto draw on Wednesday, January 23, Numbers drawn were 4, 6, 22 and 28. Congratulations to John and Méabh. There were three match-three winners - Ivan Donoghue, Joe and Niall Donoghue and Jean Wilson. Next draw in Mary Jo's on February 6 jackpot now at €2,000.
CODE OF BEHAVIOUR COURSE - Glynn-Barntown will be running Code of Behaviour courses in the next few weeks - dates to be confirmed. Remember it is compulsory to complete this course in order to be involved in any capacity with underage teams. NB - if you have attended this course more than five years ago you must complete a refresher course as new guidelines are now in place. Please contact Paschal at 087 7783112 to register interest so we can get an idea of numbers.
Glynn-Barntown GAA Club extends its deepest sympathy to Cel, Kenneth, Lorraine and the Fox family on the recent passing of Ken. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Glynn-Barntown GAA and camogie clubs extend deepest sympathies to the Walsh family at the sad passing of Bridget Mee (Galway) recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.
With many members stepping down from the committee we ask anyone who has an interest in tennis to attend our AGM on Wednesday, January 30, at 7.30 p.m. in the clubhouse, or to contact a tennis committee member with a view to taking an active part. This is a wonderful facility which could be and should be used by so many more. Please support.
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 email@example.com.
Dancing at Camross
The February dance will be held on Friday, February 1, with music by Shane Moore. This will be Shane's first visit to Camross so come along and give him a great welcome. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. till late. Admission is €10 including the tea and free raffle.
Camross Community Hall
The AGM of Camross Community Hall was held on Wednesday, January 23, last. Michael Doyle, chairperson thanked all officers and committee on their hard work and dedication in the running of the hall over the past year. A large amount of renovations were carried out with further work planned for 2019. He thanked all that supported our monthly dances, annual concert and table quiz and also thanked the groups that hire the hall for various events and rehearsals.
Fr Robert McGuire presided over the election of officers and are as follows: chairperson, Michael Doyle; vice chair, Billy Nolan; secretary, Breda Nolan; Joint treasurers, Margaret Nolan and Margaret O'Gorman; PRO, Breda Banville; ANCCR, Robert Nolan, Ann and Eamonn O'Gorman; committee, the above plus Peggy Doyle, Dympna Kelly, Eddie Colfer, Fr Robert McGuire, Lar Banville and Brendan Doyle.
The annual table quiz will be held on Friday, February 15. at 8.30 p.m. in Rochfords Lounge, Camross. Table of four, €20. Raffle and spots.
A Vehicle Run will be held on Sunday, February 24, with proceeds going to Caroreigh Church Funds. The event will take off from Camross Hall at 12.30 p.m. Registration (€20) from 11.30 a.m. All vehicles must be insured and drivers carry up to date license. Refreshments will be served prior to take off and also on arrival back in hall after the event. There will also be a free raffle.
Help will be required in Camross Hall on Saturday the 23rd at 2 p.m. to prepare for the event and also on Sunday to help serve the food. Scones, buns or cakes will also be very welcome.
Taghmon athletic club will hold its AGM is on Friday, February 1, at 7.30 p.m. in the Family Resource Centre, Joseph St., Taghmon. Any adult interested in joining the athletic club and learning to run, keep fit or race to contact a club member, call 087 6288547 or via Facebook.