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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Around the Districts: Glynn-Barntown, Kilmore, Murrintown, Piercestown, Taghmon-Camross

Shannon Power, Aisling Lacey and Kelly Stone from Kilmore enjoying a day at the races in Bettyville
Shannon Power, Aisling Lacey and Kelly Stone from Kilmore enjoying a day at the races in Bettyville

Glynn-Barntown: Jack's CD launch - An invitation is extended to all, for the much awaited launch of Jack Curran's CD, on Saturday, in Glynn-Barntown GAA Clubhouse in Killurin. Music, singing and craic from 8 p.m. onwards. CDs can be purchased for €10 and we hope to see you all there.

State exams

The very best of luck to our junior and Leaving Cert students as they make their final preparations for the State Exams which begin tomorrow (Wednesday the 05th). You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Glynn NS

Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Jessica Dennehy, who won €171 in our latest split-the-pot. The next draw will be on Sunday, June 2, in Marty B's.

Rising Stars: Congratulations to our Rising Stars team who defeated Piercestown in the county final. Well done to all involved.

Glynn 5k: Many thanks to all who participated in the 5k. On behalf of the school community, sincere gratitude is expressed to the everyone who made this happen - the organising committee, the catering committee, the course marshals, the hall committee for the use of the parish hall, Glynn-Barntown GAA Club for the use of their facilities and our generous sponsors.

On the pitch: The girls will play their Quarter Final against Ballymitty on Friday, June 7, at 1 p.m. in Killurin. The boys will play their Quarter Final against St Leonards on Thursday, June 6, at 1 p.m. in Killurin.

School Sports Day: Weather permitting our school spots day will be on June 11.

Church news

Volunteers: At any time, the parish is open to volunteers. Should you wish to volunteer for reading, to become a Eucharistic Minister, collector, altar society etc., please just come forward.

Anniversary Masses: To arrange anniversary Masses in Glynn and Barntown please note the following. For Barntown please phone Maura Rossiter at 053 9120830. For Glynn please phone Fr John at 087 9898424. The above is to lessen any chance of error. If possible, please check the weekly Newsletter where the next week's anniversary Masses are listed and please do not hesitate in coming to sacristy before Mass or ringing us if you notice something is not correct.

Split the Pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Mary Breen, who won €125. Congratulations Mary and thanks for your support. 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 to all for your continued support.

Tractor Run

A date for your diary - the annual Glynn Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, July 7. Further details will follow closer to the date.

Yoga

GB camogie club present yoga with Adrienne every Wednesday at seven. 30 p.m. in Glynn Hall. Attendance on a 'drop in' basis can be accommodated. €12 a night for adults.

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 in Glynn Hall has now finished for the summer and will recommence in September. Please check here for details in August.

District 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.

Kilmore

Kilmore United FC

Our club will hold their AGM on June 25. Can any member who has nominations and/or motions forward them by email on/or before June 4 to aclareann.1@gmail.com.

PLC Course Bridgetown College is now accepting applications for an interesting new Post-Leaving Certificate course in Information Processing, which is due to commence in September 2019.

Successful candidates will complete Work Experience placements every Monday, attend college on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and Friday will be free for the completion of assignments, projects etc. The course includes eight modules to be completed over the year, which will result in a full Level 5 QQI Certificate.

Please email maireadredmond@wwetb.ie or phone 053 9135257 for further details. Adult learners, mature students, or those simply wishing to update their IT skills, are especially welcome.

Places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis so please apply soon to avoid disappointment.

50th birthday

Belated birthday wishes to Mrs Monica Sheil Newtown Kilmore Quay, who celebrated her 50th birthday last week.

The family had a great night celebrating this special occasion. The following morning Monica and Kevin hit off on a sun holiday.

Scouts

35 Beavers and Cubs plus parents visited Wexford Garda Station last Tuesday. They had a wonderful time checking out the Cells, some Garda equipment and Squad Cars.

Kilmore Scout group plays host to Wamboree Fundraising Camp in Kilmore Quay June 21 to June 23, with net proceeds going to RNLI and Wexford Marine Watch. All Activities will be based around Stella Maris Centre, Beach, village and Burrow so we would appreciate your cooperation and forebearance over the weekend. More details closer to the date.

Deaths

Sympathy to the Sinnott family Kilmore on the sad loss of Dom and to the Breen and Cosgrave family Mulrankin on the sad passing of Sinéad. May they both rest in peace.

Active Retirement news

Kilmore Active Retirement Association will hold its June meeting on Thursday the sixth at 7.30 p.m. in the GAA clubrooms. Members, who wish to travel on the day trip to Duncannon Fort and Tintern Abbey on Wednesday, June 19, must submit their names at this final meeting before the summer recess.

Murrintown

Split the pot

The lucky winner in the last draw was MAry O'Sullivan, winning €611. Mary bought her ticket from our luckiest seller Mary Fielding. 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.

LIBRARY - Community 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.

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.

Piercestown

Aerobics

Aerobics with Pat Dobbs takes place in St Martin's cemtre every Monday night from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m., Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday mornings from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Cost €7 pay-as-you-go - all levels of fitness welcome - just bring a mat and water.

Tractor and Vintage Run

Keep a date in your diary - The annual Murrintown tractor and vintage run on Sunday, June 23, to raise funds for the new cemetery.

Your news

Please forward notes for the paper to peadar.dempsey57@gmail.com.

Taghmon-Camross

Dancing at Camross

The June First Friday dance will be held on Friday, June 7, with Peter Burke providing the music. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. till midnight, admission €10 including the tea.

The 10th Anniversary of our First Friday dances will be held on Friday, July 5, and Michael Collins will have all our wonderful supporters dancing the night away.

Annual Concert

The annual Variety Concert organised by Camross Hall Committee will be held on Sunday, September 29. Pencil the date in your diary as this is a popular event and one not to be missed. Watch this space.

Community Games

Well done to our three children who took part in the national finals in university of Limerick last weekend. Jack O'Sullivan was in a handwriting competition, Ciara Goddard and Ella Banville were in dancing competitions. They enjoyed the experience and wore their county colours with pride. Congratulations.

Caroreigh school news

COMMUNION Congratulations to the boys and girls in Ms Duane's second class, who received their first holy communion on Saturday. They were extremely well prepared and the ceremony went off beautifully. The choir conducted by Ms Egan and accompanied by John and Anita added greatly to the occasion.

CO. WEXFORD ATHLETICS - Pupils for St Gravan's NS travelled to Enniscorthy last week to take part in the Co. Wexford Schools Athletics. Orla Roche took high jump gold, Niamh O'Callaghan captured silver in the long jump while Kayleigh Butler took bronze in the sprints. Ms Forde and Mr Fox prepared the children for the day and an enjoyable time was had by all.

ROUNDERS - Congratulations to both the boys and girls rounders teams who won their respective quarter finals against Newbawn NS this week. Best of luck in the semi-finals which will take place in the coming weeks.

JOHNSTOWN CASTLE VISIT - Our Sixth class visited Johnstown Castle recently. They were the first school group to get a tour of the newly refurbished castle. They also took in the castle grounds and visited the Agricultural Museum. A very enjoyable day was had by all.

GAA club news

The next game in ACL Hurling, away to Adamstown, will take place today June 4, throw-in at 8 p.m. This is followed by ACL Football action on Friday night at home against St Joseph's, with throw-in at 8 p.m.

Next Sunday at 10.30 the men will play the fifth round of the parish league at the centre. The adult squad has been split into four teams - Taghmon, Trinity, Old Boley and Camross and the competition continues this weekend with three seven aside hurling matches of 20 minutes in duration for each team. Week three saw a Super Taghmon team win two of their three of their hurling games and this kept them on top of the table narrowly ahead of Old Boley in second place.

Old Boley had three wins last weekend. An old club stalwart saved the day when the Old Boley lads went down to only six men less than one minute into the first of their three games. With three games for each team every weekend there's still time for any of the four parishes to come to the fore but the final weekend is coming up soon. Why not come down and support your parish this Sunday.

The lotto jackpot wasn't won last week so the jackpot increases to €13,100. There were six match-three winners that shared €200. The next draw takes place next week at the community centre. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online option. Tickets can be purchased at the following website: klubfunder. by 6.30 on the day of the draw.

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