Around the districts: Glynn-Barntown, Taghmon-Camross
Glynn-Barntown: Cake sale - Wexford Light Opera Society are holding a cake sale after all Masses on Easter weekend in Barntown Church. If past experiences are anything to go by, this is not to be missed.
Glynn-Barntown handball club is re-launching, there will be an informative meeting in Mary Jo's on Tuesday, April 9, at 8.30 p.m. The club will be catering for members both young and old. We are looking for volunteers to come on board to help re-establish and bring the club back to past glories.
Table quiz, Community Games
A reminder that our Community Games table quiz takes place in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on April 10 at 6.30 p.m. Teams of four - over eight years and under 14 years. Contact us on Facebook or at 086 3377531. See you there.
Amateur Photography Exhibition
To help raise much needed funds for the Barntown Community Centre Development Fund, the committee are holding a photography exhibition.
Photographers of all ages are encouraged to submit their photo's that interpret the theme - 'Beautiful Barntown'. We ask that all photographs are submitted as 10' (25cm) X 8' (20cm) hard copy. Photographs entered may be used in the future to hang on the walls of the community centre.
We are also asking people to dig out their old photos and newspaper cuttings of people, places and Barntown event in times gone by. All appropriate submissions of both new and old photographs will form part of the exhibition to be held in the community centre during the May Bank Holiday. People will be asked to vote on their favourite photograph. Please ensure all photos submitted have your name, address and mobile number attached securely on the back for their safe return. Entries should be marked 'BARNTOWN PHOTOGRAHY' and dropped into O'Brien Londis Supermarket and Forecourt, Larkin's Cross, no later than Friday, April 26;
For queries please contact Sonia Hut at 087 7537116 or Niamh Doyle at 087 6572784.
First Friends is now taking bookings for ECCE preschool in September 2019. contact Marian at 087 2332133 for further information.
Glynn NS news
Confirmation: Congratulations to all of our pupils who were confirmed last Saturday. Gratitude to Mai Doyle for the wonderful flower arranging.
Readathon: Well done to all the children who participated in the Readathon. It was a great success and 929 books were read in total over the past few weeks. Team Morpurgo were the leaders and enjoyed the celebratory pizza. Thanks to all the teachers who continuously encourage the children to read and especially Mrs Crean, who organised the Readathon.
Jumble Sale: The Jumble Sale will take place on Thursday, April 11. Time for spring cleaning. Goods can be brought into the school from Monday, April 8. Cakes, etc. can be sent in on the morning. Many thanks in anticipation for your support.
Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Melanie Ryan, who won €200 in our latest split-the-pot. Our next split-the-pot will be on Saturday, April 20, at 9 p.m. in Marty B's. The following split-the-pot will be on Sunday, May 5, Declan's.
Fundraising: The next fundraising meeting will be on Monday, April 15, at 8 p.m. in the school. Our May fundraising meeting has been organised for May 5 (after split-the-pot).
Please click here to visit our School Development page: http://glynnns.scoilnet.ie/blog/school-development-project/
Glynn 5k: Following on from the huge success of our Glynn 5km Race last year, we will host another run on May 26 this year. Please click on the following link to register: https://www.runireland.com/events/glynn-5k/
Rackard League: Both teams have qualified for the quarter finals. The boys will play Oulart in the 'A' quarter final at 2.15 p.m. in Bellefield. A bus will leave at 1.30 p.m. Pick up from the school at 4 p.m. approx. The girls will play in the 'B' quarter final at 3.30 p.m. in Fr Murphy Park. A bus will leave at 2.30 p.m. Pick up from the school at 5 p.m. approx.
League: The semi-finals and final of the Hurling/Camogie League took place on Monday, April 8: Limerick v Galway at 11.30 a.m. Kilkenny v Tipperary at 11.50 a.m. The final will be played at 2 p.m. (results not available at time of print).
Many thanks to Killeens Service Station for sponsoring the medals and to all of the teachers who organised the league. We are very grateful to Glynn-Barntown GAA Club for the use of their all-weather pitch in Killurin.
Rugby: Thanks to all who have collected stickers in the Aldi Rugby promotion. There is a chance of winning €50,000 towards sorts facilities.
Split the Pot Barntown
This week's winner of split-the-pot is Lynda Power, who pocketed €140. Congratulations to you Lynda. 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.
Most of our camogie teams are back training. See the club website for contact numbers for each age group.
Glynn-Barntown 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.
Glynn-Barntown GAA Club Easter Camp will take place from the 15th - April 17 from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. The camp is open to all primary school children. The cost of the camp is €30 per child. €55 for two children, €75 for three children (same family).
To register or for more information contact Róisín Doyle 087 1253637.
Coiste na nÓg
Most of our underage teams are back training. See our club website for contacts/info for teams.
REGISTRATION - Children must be registered to play. Visit our club website for information and registration forms.
ACADEMY - Glynn-Barntown GAA Academy for four - six-year-olds recommences on Saturday mornings at 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. at the hurling wall. Children will need a hurl, helmet and shinguards. Registration forms will be available.
GOOD LUCK - Best of luck to Evan Sweeney and his under-14 teammates from Coláiste Abbain. They play Colaiste Cill Mhantáin in the Wexford/Wicklow College hurling final on Wednesday in Ferns COE.
CLUB LOTTO - Results from Wednesday, April 3, Numbers drawn; 3, 6, 8 and 24. No jackpot winner. Five match-three winners: James O'Connor, Ann Doyle Tomcoole, Anthony Doyle, Georgina Roche, Mona O'Brien. Next draw in Decs on April 17. Jackpot now €3,000.
80'S DISCO AND LIPSYNCH - We will host an 80's disco on Saturday, April 27, in the clubhouse. Following on from our hugely successful event last year some of our club members will strut their stuff at lipsynch on the night aswell. Guaranteed to entertain all. Fingerfood will also be served on the night.
Almost all of our underage groups are now back preparing for the year ahead, except for our under-eights who will start back on April 27.
We would like to thank all who contributed to our recent clothes collection which was a great success.
We would also ask for support for Gymstars from Barntown, who are representing the club in the final of Wexford LGFA All Star Talent Show on April 19 in the Ferrycarrig Hotel.
Barntown Handball Club are looking to form a strong committee willing to work to bring the alley back to life. They are looking for people interested to come on board, anyone interested please contact Christy Goggin at 085 1740996.
Bingo continues in Marty B's every Thursday night from 8.30 p.m.
Whist continues in Glynn Hall on Wednesday nights from 8 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep on the Sunny Side
Peter Hughes will launch his five track CD in Rochford's Lounge, Camross on this Friday, April 12, as part of the monthly Trad Night. Michael Doyle of SE Radio will perform the launch, and title track is 'Keep on the Sunnyside' which has reached No.1. All proceeds from CD sales will go to Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy. Come along on the 12th and enjoy a great night, refreshments served. CD available from Hope Centre or Peter Hughes 086 8266037.
Movies and Musicals
The Little Sea Musical Society in association with the KSM Concert Orchestra are presenting their 'Movies and Musicals' concerts, with performances also by the KSM Young Voices, at Camross Community Centre on Friday and Saturday, April 12, and 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online thelittleseamusicalsociety.com or call us at 089 9765414. Come and join us on for a wonderful night's entertainment. All proceeds are in aid of Caroreigh Church Funds and Clongeen Community Development Group. Adults €12. Children €8 (under 16 years)
ICA Has Got Talent
The grand final of 'ICA Has Got Talent' will be held in Camross Hall on Wednesday, April 24, at 8 p.m. A great night of talent is guaranteed with members from across the county competiting in eight different categories, solo singing, group singing, recitation, novelty act, group instrumental music, solo instrumental music, individual dance and group dance. Adm €5 for all competitors and supporters including the tea.
Daffodil Day 2019
Thanks to everyone who donated, collected and supported daffodil day this year in Taghmon. Thanks to the management and staff of Eurospar, Daybreak and Geelans. Together we raised €1,247.70. Thanks also to the ladies who collected, who give their time year after year.
Taghmon AC athletes competed at the all-Ireland indoor championships in Athlone recently. James Hanlon competed on Saturday the 30th in the under-18 1500 walk for which he got first place. Aisling Kelly also competed on the Saturday in the under-17 60m for which she got third place. Aisling also competed on Sunday the 31st in the under-17 200m and claimed bronze again with third. We would like to say a huge well done to our two athletes on their fantastic results.
Great results from the art and handwriting county finals last Saturday in Castlebridge. Taghmon area won four medals, one in art and three in handwriting.
Kayleigh Butler was second in her art competition under-10 girls. Áine O'Connor was third in under-10 girls handwriting. Jack O'Sullivan was first and Darragh Goff was third in under-10 boys handwriting.All three handwriting medallists are in Mrs Murphy's class in Taghmon. Congratulations Mrs Murphy.
Well done to all our artists and handwriters, the standard was very high this year. A special congratulations to Jack O'Sullivan, who will represent Wexford at the national finals in university of Limerick in May.
Our last meeting was our AGM and was held on Monday, April 1, in Camross Hall. Most of the current committee was re-elected for another year. Dympna Kelly was elected as our new treasurer. She replaces Margaret O'Gorman, who has done an excellent work over the past few years.
The two charities we have chosen to support this year are Cottage Autism Network (CAN) and the Wexford Rape Crisis.
Some of the ladies attended the Wexford ICA Federation's marquee at the 36th European Ploughing Contest that was held at the weekend in Ballinaboola. The stall was a great showcase of the craft item created by the talented ICA ladies from all over county Wexford.
The winner of the 'best smile in an unframed colour photograph' was Dympna Kelly with a beautiful picture of her grandson. Dympna was a very lucky lady that night as she also won the most points for the monthly competitions as well as the raffle.
Eoin Lacey from Kilcannon Garden Centre gave us an interesting talk on the great work that the centre, which operates as a charity, does with vulnerable people. He also gave us some great tips on how to make the most of our plants this spring. For instance, we learned that we should prune heathers when they are dormant. Camellias should be planted so they get the morning sun. Wild lilies can spread so you need to keep this in mind when choosing where to plant them. Plum and other fruit trees should be given some potash. When dead heading plants, we should make sure to get rid of the entire stem (not just the flower head). To create a better display in the garden, you should plant trees, bushes and flowers in odd numbers.
Berna Cadogan and Dympna Kelly served some truly delicious tea and homemade chocolate biscuits.
A few dates for your diary: April 13 - Art and Craft Day in Enniscorthy (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.). April 24 ICA Got Talent in Camross Hall. April 29 - Federation Meeting in Camross Hall. June 6 - Special Occasion, theme: 'ICA on Tour'. June 24 - Federation Meeting in Duncannon.
Our next meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 6, in Camross Hall. The competition will be the 'prettiest table cloth - any material, any shape, any size'.
Did you know that the aim of the ICA is to provide a welcoming and fun organisation which offers support, friendship, personal development, education and live long learning? To find out more, visit www.ica.ie.