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Saturday 7 December 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Glynn-Barntown, Murrintown, Piercestown, Taghmon-Camross

May Waters, Ann Roche and Eileen Tracey enjoying the cookery demo given by TV chef Catherine Fulvio in O’Brien’s Londis Larkin’s Cross
May Waters, Ann Roche and Eileen Tracey enjoying the cookery demo given by TV chef Catherine Fulvio in O’Brien’s Londis Larkin’s Cross

Adamstown: Camross Drama Group - We are delighted to announce dates and venues for our 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.

Cards

The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, March 22, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 22nd will be Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong. Catering on Friday, March 29, will be Marian Kelly, Catherine L Kelly, Catherine J Kelly and Mary Fortune. Catering on Friday, April 5, will be Eleanor Smyth, Emma Staunton and Bernie Conway. Proceeds going to Parish Fund.

Card winners on Friday the eighth were James Hendrick, Mick Bolger, Ann Lawlor, Chris Byrne, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Phil Jackman and Betty O'Shea.

Annual Lourdes Draw

Tickets are currently being sold in the parish for our annual Lourdes Draw which takes place on Palm Sunday, April 14. Hopefully we will raise enough money to send three parishioners to Lourdes this year. Any household may purchase up to four tickets, and draw is confined to Adamstown Parish.

Coláiste Abbain News

Under-14 Hurling Success - Congratulations to our under-14 hurlers who defeated Enniscorthy Voc School on a score line of 5-13 to 1-3. Great performances from all round from all the lads. Scorers were: Ryan O'Connor 2-6, Eoin Roche 0-5, Jimmy Connors 1-0, James Whitty 1-0; Jack Egan 1-0; Jamie Fitzpatrick 0-1 and Josh Kehoe 0-1.

Well done to our Music Department for organising a trad for Trócaire on Monday the 11th, they also fundraised in Tesco on Friday the 15th. We are also fundraising for our Lourdes trip, this year Sinéad Kehoe and Shane Finn will be representing the school. Our students also went on a Farm Walk to Kildalton Agricultural College on Tuesday last. A big thanks to Mr Lillis, who organised sponsorship for a school set of hurling gear from J P Murphy Brothers Ltd.

Basketball - the first year boys played Pres De La Salle, Bagenalstown in the South East quarter final. They got off to an extremely bright start, with some great team work and communication the game were in total control and came away winners 30 15. Well done everyone but standout performances on the day go to Philip Kearns, Owen Payne and Shane Roche. They take on St Ailbe's in the semi-finals next week.

New School Signs - A welcome addition to the road signage in the village is the new School Signs in the village just above the Primary School. Thanks to Wexford County Council for this work.

Pat Byrne Memorial Road Run

This will take place on Sunday, April 7. Registration at 11.30 a.m., start at 1 p.m. The route this year will take in the following townslands: Rathquile, Barmoney, Wilkinstown, Whitechurch, Blackhall, Lambstown, Corlican, Killurin, Shamowstand, Ballybrennan, Raheen, Chapel, Raheenduff, Adamstown. A distance of 32km. Back in the community centre at 3.30 p.m. approximately for food and raffle. All vehicles welcome. The total proceeds to Adamstown Parochial funds.

Coffee and Bingo Morning

Coffee/Tea, Toast and Novel Bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, March 26, from 10.30 a.m. 12.30 p.m.

This is an opportunity for older members of the community to meet and have some fun.

Adamstown Tidy Towns

National Spring Clean 2019 encourages people from all walks of life to take pride in their local environment and to take action against litter. With this in mind Adamstown Tidy Towns are organising a Spring Clean beginning the first week in April, Bags and Gloved will be available in Cullens Gala from Monday, March 25.

We urgently need volunteers for further information contact Lorna at 087 7631442. By volunteering you can take an active role in improving and maintaining your local environment, by making it a cleaner and more enjoyable place to live in. It also provides an opportunity to get involved with your local community and take action against all the litter that spoils our environment.

Glynn-Barntown

Barntown Bingo Bonanza

In support of Barntown Community Children's Playground and Community Centre Fund.

After the great success of our fundraising bingo night last month we are delighted to invite you to our second Bingo Night on Friday, April 5, starting at an earlier time of 8 p.m. in Mary Jo's.

Thank you to everyone who kindly gave their support to recent fundraisers for Barntown Community Playground.

O'Brien's Londis: Coffee sales and donations at O'Brien's Londis Food and Wine event raised €1,100 for the playground fund. A huge thank you to everyone at O'Brien's Londis for organising this fundraiser and gifting such great support for the playground.

Bingo at Mary Jo's: Bingo Bonanza raised €600 for the playground fund, great fun was had by all. A big thank you to Mary Jo's for hosting our event, to our spot prize sponsors and to our Bingo Caller, mayor of Barntown Tom Dempsey.

For more info about Barntown Community Playground fund, contact Niamh Doyle at 087 6572784.

Barntown NS

We wish all the best to our sixth class pupils in their forth-coming Ceremony Light Celebration, which will take place on Wednesday, March 20, at 7.30 p.m. Their Confirmation Day is Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m.

Camogie/Coiste na nÓg

Club Registration is now due. Forms can be downloaded from the club page-follow the link on the home page. Membership rates are also on the page.

Split the Pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Philip Kelly, who pocketed €160. Congratulations, Philip. 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

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.

Condolences

Deepest sympathy is extended to Carmel Kelly and her family from Knockeen, Barntown on the recent death of Terence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May he rest in peace.

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 hillaryobrien@eircom.net.

Murrintown

Split-the-pot

The lucky winner of €609 this week was J Whitty - ticket was bought in Murrintown Credit Union. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Community Centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon - 086 1943527.

Murrintown Community Centre also has facilities for squash, badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY CENTRE LIBRARY - Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CE worker vacancy

We are currently looking to hire a CE Worker for Murrintown Community Centre. For more information please contact Colette Kennedy (CE Supervisor) at 051 563038 or email southeastcom@gmail.com.

Piercestown

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.

ARA club news

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.

Your news

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Taghmon-Camross

Dancing at Camross

Liam Mannering will have you all tripping the light fantastic at the April dance which will be held on Friday, April 5, from 9.30 p.m. till late. Liam is a very popular visitor to Camross so come along and have a great night among friends. Adm. €10 including the tea.

Little Sea Musical Society

The Little Sea Musical Society and KSM Concert Orchestra with guests KSM Young Voices presents Movies and Musicals, all your favourites from the Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The greatest Showman and lots more, in Camross Hall on Friday, April 12, 8 p.m., in aid of Caroreigh Church Funds. Tickets will be on sale, €12 adults and children €8, after Masses in St Garvan's Church, Caroreigh on this weekend March 23 and 24. Tickets can also be booked online atthelittleseamusicalsociety.com or ring 089 9765414.

'Hands For Life'

'Hands For Life' Free CPR training will be available in Camross Hall on Monday, April 8. There will be three, ONE HOUR Sessions running 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. These free ONE HOUR sessions offer basic CPR skills training in your community and is delivered by an experienced Irish heart Foundation instructor. Participants must be over 18 and no assessment or certification is included. Booking is required at HandsforLife.ie. Wexford PPN has come on board to offer this training. If you have any queries contact Breda Banville, 087 9270327.

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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