Monday 24 June 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Clongeen, Newbawn, Raheen, Taghmon-Camross

Michel Barron, Nicholas Dollard, Con Kickham, Darren McLoughlin and Caleb Burke enjoying Pyjama Day in Little Acorns pre-school in
Michel Barron, Nicholas Dollard, Con Kickham, Darren McLoughlin and Caleb Burke enjoying Pyjama Day in Little Acorns pre-school in Rosbercon.

Adamstown: Adamstown ICA News. Adamstown ICA Guild recently held their AGM, Deirdre Connery and Gretta O'Connor from the Wexford Federation attended and oversaw the election of officers. President - Helen Furlong, secretary - Ann McDonald, Vice-president - Mary Lawlor, treasurer - Breda Bolger, Competitions - Dympna Rochford, Sports - Rita Furlong and Eleanor Power, PRO - Sheelagh Delaney and Timire - Frances Gallagher.

The secretary Ann McDonald read out a full report on the last year's activities. The president Helen Furlong thanked Deirdre and Gretta for attending the AGM and made a presentation to the both of them on behalf of the guild. Eleven members of the guild took part in ICA's Got Talent in Camross Hall and managed to win sixth prize out of the 20 enteries.

On the Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, the guild held the 'Big Hello' in the community centre, it was attended by up to 50 people and was a great community get-together. Thanks to Wexford County Council for funding received to help with the costs and to our brilliant Tidy Towns Committee, who helped plant up containers.

At our May meeting on Wednesday, May 8, it was decided to have our annual outing in July, starting at Wheelocks Garden Centre for tea and coffee, then to Huntington Castle and onto Carlow Town for some retail therapy finishing up with dinner on the return journey. This is open to Non-ICA Members with more details to follow at a later date.

Eileen Thorpe won the competition and Callie Doyle and Mary Lawlor won the raffle. Thanks to Sweeney's Garden Centre for donating beautiful planted container, Rita and Callie served up a lovely tea, thanks ladies.

One of our newest members Jill Bridgeman is holding an upeyeling class on Saturday, May 25, in the community centre Adamstown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. which is open to non-members also, Contact Helen at 086 3454036 for details of costs etc.

Coffee/Bingo Morning

There will be a coffee/bingo morning held in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, May 28. This is a great opportunity for older members of the community to catch up and have fun with their neighbours and friends. It is run from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. approximately at a cost of €5. All older members of the community are welcome.

Alzeimer's Tea Day

Ellie Walsh and family will host an Alzheimer's Tea Day at their home in Tomgarrow on Saturday, May 25, from 2 p.m. 5 p.m. and everyone welcome to drop in. Your support is appreciated.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, May 24, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 24th will be Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond and Catherine Furlong. On Friday the 31st will be Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney. Proceeds going to parish funds.


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Ladies' Football

Under-10s Girls' Football - Best of luck to the Clongeen under-10 girls as they take on Gusserane on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in Clongeen.

Under-12s Girls' Football - Also, best wishes to the Clongeen under-12 girls as they take on the Sarsfields on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m., also in Clongeen.

Intermediate Ladies' Football - Best of luck to the intermediate ladies' team as they go in search of three from three in the championship. Clongeen take on Fethard on Tuesday, May 21, at 7.30 p.m. in Clongeen. The ladies also take on St Martin's in the League Quarter Final on Sunday, May 26, at 6 p.m. in Piercestown.

And finally the Junior B ladies' football team take on Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in the next round of championship on Tuesday, May 21, in Cushinstown at 7.30 p.m.

The Forge Vintage Club

Plans are well under way for our members overnight road run. This year we will be heading to Dungarvan on Saturday, June 30, and returning to Foulksmills on Sunday, July 1. All proceeds from this run will be donated to Wexford Hospice Homecare and other local charities later in the year. All members traveling will be given sponsorship cards over the next few weeks and again we will be asking for your support.

This year we will be celebrating 10 years and by the end of the year we are hoping to have raised and handed over to Charities a massive €100,000. Without your continued support this would not be possible, so thank you all very much for your continued generosity. More details about our run to follow over the coming weeks.

Community Games

The excitement is building for the Community Games national finals in Limerick University this Saturday and Sunday, May 25, and 26. Clongeen proudly has the following representatives:

Sophie Redmond - under-10 girls art, Suin Allen - under-10 girls Handwriting, Aoife Kehoe - under-12 girls art, Loughlin Daniels - under-eight boys Swimming, Katie Kehoe - under-14 girls art, Francois Rooney - under-14 boys art, Kaleb Blake - under-12 boys art. In the group event of under-16 girls Modern Dance, we have Philippa Coleman, Katie Kehoe and Keela Daly.

We would like to wish all the participants the very best of luck and anticipate that they will represent Clongeen fantastically as always.

Over-35s Soccer

Last week's game was a return to the norm with 17 guys taking to the field in a game that ended in a draw as far as can be recalled. Apart from that the highlights were simply too few to mention.

To get involved, games usually take place on Saturday evening, generally at 5.30 p.m. indoor in Grantstown, please be there 15 minutes beforehand so we can kick off on time. If you'd like to come along or want further information, please give Dave a shout either by text or a call to 086 8596627 - he'll be delighted to hear from you.

Foulksmills Village Plan

On Wednesday, May 22, the Foulksmills Village Team will be launching the Foulksmills Village Plan in the Oak Tree, Foulksmills at 7.30 p.m. The launch is in conjunction with an application to the town and Village Renewal Scheme 2019 and all are welcome to attend.

Knock Pilgrimage

There will be a one-day coach trip to Knock Shrine on Sunday, July 7, for the Ferns Diocesan Day. the pick-up points will be: Wellingtonbridge, Ramsgrange, Campile and New Ross and the fare will be €58 per person which includes two meals. For further information, you can contact Nicholas Bowe on either 051 388 437 or via mobile which is 087 9418661.


First communion

Six boys feom Newbawn national school recieved their first holy communion in the Church of the Sacred Heart Newbawn last Saturday, May 18.

Twelve children from Raheen national school recieved their first holy communion in Raheen church on the previous Saturday, May 11. Parish priest Fr Jimmy Moynihan officiated at both cermonies.

We wish all the recipients well and congratulate them on their big occasion.


Caroline Bradley from Cross Philip, Newbawn was the lucky winner of the split-the-pot draw that took place in Foleys bar on Thursday night. She was over €200 richer following her good luck. Next draw on Thursday week. Envelopes for the draw can be picked up in any business premises in the Newbawn area or at the back of Newbawn church. Proceeds in aid of the local community sportsground and parochial purposes. Thanks for all the support,

Field day preparations

Preparations for this year's annual field day will soon get under way and as much help as possibje will be required for it to be a success. A public meeting took place in the local hall on Thursday night to make some plans for the big day that takes place in the community sports ground on July 14.

Newbawn parish council

Anyone visiting Newbawn church recently may have noticed some missing statues. No, they have not been stolen but have been brought away for some badly needed repair work in addition to cleaning and painting.

The next big job being orhanised by the local parish council is the tarmacadaming of yjr area around the church building and around the priests residence.

Those works and many more besides are now made possible by the success of the monthly draws and other fundraising activities that are so well supported. Thanks to all who contribute.


Cookery summer Camps

Raheen Family Resource Centre will be running cookery summer camps during the month of July, details as follows:

July 8 to July 10 for children 6-8 years, July 15 to July 17 for 9-12 years, July 22 to July 24 for 6-8 years.

All camps will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the cost is €30 per child.

For more information or to book a place contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 442888 or email

Free Martial Arts summer Camps

Raheen Family Resource Centre will be running free Martial Arts summer camps in Adamstown Community Centre on the following dates. Week 1: Monday, July 8, to Wednesday, July 10, 7-10 years. Week 2: Monday, July 15, to Thursday, July 18, 11 years upwards.

Participants will learn self-defence, self-awareness, boxercise and lots more. There will also be fun and games which will promote team building and confidence.

The camp will be delivered by John Philips, who has a fourth Degree Black Belt. Booking is essential, please contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 442888 or email for more information or to book.

Coffee Break and Bingo

Raheen Family Resource Centre is hosting a Coffee Break and bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, May 28, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for older members of the community. The cost is €5 and all are welcome.


An affordable counselling service for children, young people and adults is available in Raheen Family Resource Centre. This service is available to anybody who is experiencing any kind of difficulty in their life which is causing them stress or anxiety. For further information contact Catherine at 051 442888.


GAA Update

Next up in terms of competitive action are the under-13 hurlers who have an away game in Fethard on May 28 at 7.30 p.m. the adult teams are participating in a parish league each Sunday for the next few weeks.

Drop down any Sunday over the next few weeks for games from 10 a.m. onwards. Taghmon, Old Boley, Trinity and Camross will be playing football and hurling against each other for local bragging rights. Games are seven aside and 10 minutes per half so the games are intense and exciting. After the first weeks games (hurling) Trinity are leading the way. Taghmon, Old Boley and Camross won one game each so there's still plenty to play for.

The lotto wasn't won this week so the jackpot increases to €12,800 and the next draw is on Tuesday, May 28, at 8.30 St James' clubhouse. 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. Tickets are also available locally through all the usual channels.

Camross ICA

A few dates for your diary: June 6 - Special Occasion, theme: 'ICA on Tour'. June 24 - Federation Meeting in Duncannon. June 28 - Garden Party in An Grianán.

Our next meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 10, in Camross Hall. The competition will be the 'funkiest pair of shoes', plus a €1 donation to our 'Pennies for friendship' box which content goes to the ACWN (the association of Country Women Network).

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

'Songs for Hope'

Thanks to everyone for supporting our fundraising day in Staffords in Tullycanna for the Hope Cancer Support Centre. We raised over €1,800 on the day from donations and raffle tickets. See you all again next year. Many thanks again for all your support.

New Ross Standard