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Tuesday 20 August 2019

CLONARD

PARISH LOTTO RESULTS

Lotto results for 20th April: Winning Numbers: 08, 09, 11, and 31. No Jackpot Winner. 15 match 3 winners receive €43 each. Jackpot for Wednesday 27th April 2011 €4650. Tickets €1.50 at the Parish Office or from any promoter.

SUPPER DANCE

Therer is a Supper Dance in Clonard Community Centre on Thursday, 12th May. Food served at 8.00 p.m. sharp. Music by Derek Cunningham. Admission €20.00. Proceeds for World Youth Day in Madrid in August 2011. Tickets from Clonard Parish Office.

TROCAIRE BOXES

Please return your Trocaire Box to the Sacristy or the to the Parish Office during the coming week, if you have not already done so. We thank all those who have already returned them.

EASTER WEEK SERVICES

Easter Week Services In Clonard: Wednesday, 26th to Friday, 29th April - 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. No 7.30 a.m. Mass. Saturday, 30th April - 10.00 a.m. and Vigil Mass at 7.00 p.m.

EASTER DUES

Please return your Easter Dues envelopes in the coming weeks.

WEXARA NOTES

A Committee Meeting took place on 18th April and three new members were appointed, we have a vacancy for one more. Holiday to Sligo 16th-20th May (note change of date) leaving Clonard 9.00 a.m., stops at Avoca and Mullingar. Remainder of money for this trip will be taken up at our meeting on 27th April. Contact person Patricia Jones phone - 9141009.

Money will be collected for Punchestown Races on 18th May. Leaving Clonard at 2.30 p.m. and returning about 9.30 p.m. Contact Maureen Malone phone - 9141513. A door collection will be made for the Alzheimer's Association. Please return membership forms and money to this meeting.

Intermediate computer classes recommence on Tuesday, 26th April at Coolcotts Community Centre 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. There are some vacancies for this session, contact Patricia 9141009 bowls, cards and scrabble continue as usual.

LADIES MINI MARATHON

Please walk or run the Ladies Mini Marathon in Oylegate for Multiple Sclerosis on Monday, 6th June. Please walk or run for Multiple Sclerosis. Contact Phyllis McCarthy for sponsorship cards on 0876826378 or 053-9141603.

ORDER OF MALTA NEWS

On Sunday 17th April last, Wexford Order of Malta Cadets (10-16 year olds) set off to the National Marine Training College in Cork to compete against teams from Leinster and Munster in First Aid and various other skills.

The prizes at stake were places in the All-Ireland Final in July to be held in Limerick. Junior boy was Brian Sinnott who despite this being his first time entering competition came away as champion beating all before him to lift the cup to cheers from everyone. He now goes on to represent the counties of Wexford, Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Cork, Limerick, Clare and Tipperary in the All-Ireland Finals. Senior Boy was Dylan O'Connor who was up against very experienced opposition and was in the running up to the very end eventually being placed third.

The senior team (over 13's) consisted of Nicole Scahill, Ellen Byrne, Laurynas Matanzas and Nicole Ennis who were set a stiff test, having to deal with 3 difficult casualties. They fared well but missed the finals by one place coming a very credible third. The junior team (U13's) of Amber Mahon, Caitlin O'Grady, Chloe Kennedy and Cheryl Rowe excelled themselves with a magnificent performance eventually finishing in second place and securing one of the All-Ireland places. Sophie O'Connor competed as junior girl for the first time in the most competitive of sections and the experience will stand to her in future years.

Close order foot-drill to Army standards was another competition entered by the Wexford team of Nicole Scahill, Ellen Byrne, Nicole Ennis, Dylan O'Connor, Brian Sinnott, Amber Mahon and Chloe Kennedy, with Kahmen Bradley waiting in the wings if needed.

Exacting standards were demanded by the 2 Naval Officer examiners. The Wexford Cadets put up a wonderful show of skill and precision finishing 2nd and earning the admiration of the naval personnel.

One more feather in the cap at the competitions was Caitlin O'Grady's 2nd place in the "Cadet of the Year" section where she had to sit through an interview of Ambulance Corps Officers who quizzed her about all aspects of the organization and inspected her uniform as well as having to prepare documents for scrutiny. An All-Ireland place is her reward for this daunting task.

The Cadet leader Cpl Thomas McMahon was full of praise for the work and dedication of the Cadets saying "With all the bad things people have to say about the youth here is a shining example of the young people of Wexford excelling in their chosen activity"

The whole of the Wexford Unit now wishes all the teams well in the All Irelands and have promised help to the Cadet leader and his co-leaders Kelly Dempsey and Lorraine Hynes.

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