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Saturday 16 November 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Glynn-Barntown, Piercestown

Adamstown: Adamstown GAA - Important dates for your diary: Adamstown GAA are holding the following events in the coming weeks: Breakfast Morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Sunday, November 10, from 10am to 3pm. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a delicious hearty cooked breakfast served with a smile.

Table quiz in Foley's Bar, Newbawn on Friday, November 15, at 8.30 p.m., please come along and support. Mass for deceased members of the club will take place on Saturday, November 16, at 7.30 p.m. in St Abban's Church.

Cards

The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, November 8, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering will be: Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle and Maria Carty. On Friday, November 15, it will be: Catherine Moore, Kathleen O'Connor, Nancy Walsh and Tina Whelan. On Friday, November 22, it will be: Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond and Catherine Furlong. On Friday, November 29, it will be: Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, October 25, were: Phil Jackman, John Furlong, Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Séamus Joyce, Patsy Byrne.

Shamrock Vintage Cub AGM

Annual general meeting of the Shamrock Vintage Club will take place in Raheen Hall this Tuesday, November 5, at 9 p.m. Membership due on that date.

Important Development Meeting

Cllr Pat Barden will host an important Development Meeting this Thursday, November 7, in Adamstown Community Centre at 9 p.m. Can all clubs, businesses, organisations, residents and undividuals ensure they attend this important meeting to voice their opinions on enhancing and developing amenities within our village.

Adamstown NS parents' association

November Memorial Tree Fundraiser. Remember your loved ones in a special way this November. 'Remembrance Tree' memorial wooden discs personalised with your loved ones names - €4 each.

Wooden discs can be ordered from Yvonne English at 087 9578746; Michelle Payne at 086 8516291 or order from any of the parents' association members. They will also be available to purchase after Mass during the month of November.

The personalised wooden discs will be placed on the 'Remembrance Tree' in St Abban's Church during November, the month of the Holy Souls. All will be especially remembered in the November Masses in St Abban's Church from Monday, November 18, to Saturday, November 23.

They will then be returned to the family as a memento. All proceeds will go to the Adamstown National School's fundraiser for an upgrade to the school playground.

Rounders Awards

Congratulations to Sandra Thorpe, who received the ladies' team player of the year and Ann Marie Dunphy, who received the mixed player of the year award at their recent club celebrations in Foley's of Newbawn.

Adamstown Active Retired

There will be a meal in the new Café, beside Brad Óg's Pub, this Thursday, November 7, at 1.30 p.m. All are welcome to come along.

Church news

Altars and Decoration : Thanks to the ladies from Brocurra for looking after the church and Altars for the month of October, it is now the turn of parishioners from Coonogue for the month of November.

The November Masses will take place as follows: Monday, November 18, Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle, Adamstown, Coolnagaree. Tuesday, November 19, Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey, Woodview Drive. Wednesday, November 20 - Newtown, The Leap, Knockreigh, Coonogue Thursday, November 21, Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff the Barracks. Friday, November 22 - Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla, Fairfields. Saturday, November 23, For all who died during the year. Mass in St Abban's Oratory will be celebrated at 7.30 p.m. each evening.

All present will receive a candle which will be left lighting before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Please return your envelopes as soon as possible, an offering is optional. You are welcome to attend every night or any other night.

Liturgical Calendars for 2020 are now available in the Porch of the church. Price €2. Ideal gift for families for Christmas, containing all the Major Feasts of the year. Please place money in candle shrine box.

Thanks

Adamstown Community Centre would like to express their gratitude to the ICA for their generous donation of equipment for the Community Centre kitchen.

Glynn-Barntown

Community Games

Please join us at our annual fundraising table quiz for Glynn-Barntown Community Games in the Sycamore House on Friday, November 22, at 9 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Camogie

Hard luck to our under-16 camogie team who put up a great battle in their Co Premier final last weekend. Our girls trailed by just a point at half time but Kilrush got a much-needed goal in the second half and despite their hard work our girls couldn't close the gap. Final score Glynn-Barntown 0-8 Kilrush 1-12. Well done to all involved.

Camogie AGM

Glynn-Barntown camogie club invite you to attend our AGM on Sunday, November 10, at 5.30 p.m. in the clubhouse. Please come along to help us review 2019 and plan for the forthcoming year.

Congratulations

All at Glynn-Barntown camogie club would like to offer their congratulations to senior camogie manager Mairead and her husband Colin on the recent birth of their little girl.

Coiste na nÓg

Our under-15 footballers bowed out of championship last weekend with a semi-final loss to a strong Fethard side. Hard luck, boys. Well done to all involved-players, management and parents.

Hard luck to our under-13 Rising Stars, who were unlucky to be beaten in the final last week. Well done on a great year.

AGM Glynn-Barntown Coiste na nÓg will hold its AGM on Sunday, November 22, at 7 p.m. All welcome to attend.

Coaching course

Note for all team managements: A Coaching Foundation course (first step on the coaching ladder) will take place in the clubhouse on four consecutive Wednesday nights commencing November 13. To anyone interested in getting involved with a team, it is vital to have completed a foundation level course, which will include the child protection module. It can be booked online or contact John Barron at 087 2402281.

Club Lotto

Results of draw on Wednesday, October 30, Numbers drawn were 12, 14, 22 and 27. No jackpot winner. One match-three winner - Liz McGarry. Jackpot now stands at €4,200. The next draw will be held in the Sycamore House.

Condolences

Glynn-Barntown GAA Club extends its deepest sympathies to the Hillis family at the recent sad passing of Robert Snr (Wexford town). Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Fundraising campaign update

I would firstly like to thank everyone who has already set up a standing order for our three-year fundraising campaign for Barntown Community Centre and to those who have generously donated to the fund. The committee is so grateful for your help to date. In order to rebuild the centre we need your help. We are continuing to ask households to sign up to our three-year fundraising plan.

All the money raised will finance the build, which will result in Barntown having a modern, accessible facility that will be open for use by everyone in our community. The sign up is less than €5 a week.

Please go to barntowncommunitycentre.ie and find the sign-up forms. There is also a donate button if anyone wants to give a once-off gift. Completed forms should be returned to; Management, Barntown Community Centre, Ballygoman, Barntown, Co. Wexford Y35 X032. If you are unsure how to proceed or would like to discuss further please contact Anthony Whelan at 087 2833709. Again thank you for your support.

Glynn NS news

Autism Workshop for parents on November 5 in Co Wexford Education Centre.

George O'Connor will give a Mental Wellbeing talk for parents in Co. Wexford Education Centre on November 12.

Sing out Loud: Our fifth and sixth classes continue to prepare for Sing out Loud which will take place on November 17 in the Opera House.

Badminton

Badminton in Barntown Community Centre every Monday and Thursday night at 7 p.m. All levels, from beginners to advanced players, are welcome. Play for fun, or be competitive, the choice is yours. All equipment provided.

Zumba

Join us for lots of fun at 'After school ZUMBA with Saoirse'. Kids' classes at 3.30 p.m. in Barntown Community Centre. €5 per class or five classes for €20. (Discounted offer only available on Tuesday, November 5) Adult class now at the earlier time of 7.15 p.m. - €7 per class or five classes for €30. (Discounted offer only available on Tuesday, November 5). New members always welcome - call 086 0891903 or just turn up. See you there.

Yoga

Yoga with Adrienne is back in Glynn Community Hall. Adrienne, a qualified and experienced yoga instructor, recently held a successful intro to yoga in Glynn Hall and now is planning a six-week block of classes. Hatha Yoga with Adrienne Wednesday, October 9, 7.30 p.m. Prices: Adult and child, six weeks: €75. Adult only, six weeks: €50. Child only, six weeks, €30. All ages from under-12 and up welcome. Text/call 087 2357584 to book your place.

Forever Fit Wexford

Active 50+ - Dance exercise to music with instructor Amanda Bourke. Every Tuesday in Glynn Community Hall 11 a.m. to midday. €10 pay-as-you-go. Call Amanda on 087 9713339.

Social Dancing

Learn to jive, waltz, Quick-Step and more at dance classes in Glynn Parish Hall every Monday at 8 p.m. Beginners and advanced dancers welcome. For further information, contact Aileen at 086 8469443.

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. Try your luck.

Whist

Whist drive now back in full swing in Glynn Community Hall, every Wednesday at 8 p.m..

Barntown Community Centre

An open invitation is extended to the more senior members of our community to join us for a free coffee morning and social gathering to share ideas and have a chat about things you might like to see happening in our Community Centre. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 19, and the time is 10.30 am. Please join us - we would love to hear your thoughts!

Notes deadline

Notices for Glynn-Barntown area should be sent by 10 a.m. on Fridays for publication the following Tuesday. Please phone or text Hillary on 087 2028 065 or email: hillaryobrien@eircom.net.

Piercestown

Forever Fit Wexford

Fitness classes with Amanda Burke. DANCEFIT Mondays at 10 a.m. or DanceActive50+ Monday and Thursday at11.30 a.m. Pay-as-you-go - €10 per person.

Ongoing classes weekly in the Piercestown Scout Hall.

Please call 087 9713339 for more info. or just come along.

ARA Club - Outings

November 5 - Visiting Altamont Gardens, Carlow and onto Rathwood Centre in Tullow for lunch and shopping. Price €45 per person.

December 3 - Shopping trip visit to Kildare Village and Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge, with evening meal at Dolmen Hotel Carlow on way home and coach - price per person €50 including coach, evening meal.

August 24, 2020 - annual Coach Trip. Plans now booked for our 2020 Coach Trip to Great Northern Hotel Bundoran, two-day tours (details later) three night's DBB bases sharing, cost pp €300 pp and Single room supplement €15 pp per night.

Contact Ann at 087 6677411 to book your place, don't miss out. Book early.

Well done

Congratulations to Saint Martins on their great win last Sunday in the county senior hurling final.

Wexford People

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