Monday 16 December 2019

Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Graiguenamanagh, Rathnure

Enjoying the Adamstown GAA big breakfast fundraiser were Eve Murtagh, Robinstown, Meave O’Neill, Adamstown, Caoimhe Curtis,The Boola and Roisín O’Neill, Adamstown
Enjoying the Adamstown GAA big breakfast fundraiser were Eve Murtagh, Robinstown, Meave O’Neill, Adamstown, Caoimhe Curtis,The Boola and Roisín O’Neill, Adamstown

Adamstown: Fellowship Award For Padraic - Local actor Páuraic Delaney has been presented with the Dan O'Herlihy Fellowship, from Wexford Film Society, The Picture House.

The presentation was made on the opening night of the Picture House 2019/20 season in the Art Centre, Wexford. Former recipients of the Fellowship have included Billy Roche and John Banville for their screening work. Declan Lowney, director, John Paul Kelly and Ann Rackard for their production design.

Páuraic got his big break as Teddy O'Donovan, alongside Cillian Murphy and Liam Cunningham in Ken Loach's film 'The Wind That Shakes the Barley'. Other films that he has starred in are: The Man Who Knew Infinity; alongside Jermy Irons and Blackthorn, a western in which he played a young Sundance Kid starring Sam Shepherd. He also featured in major television productions such as Tudors, Raw and recently completed two seasons of Kingfall for the History Channel.

Speaking to the Picture House chairman, Stephen Eustace after the presentation, Páuraic said he is currently involved in a movie called Seacole, which was shot in Malta, Romania and London. It tells the story of a Jamaican nurse, Mary Seacole, who cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War. Páuraic plays the part of an Irish reporter with the Times, William Russell, who was considered to have been one of the first modern day war correspondents.

The first Fellowship recipient Billy Roche was in attendance on the night and Páuraic said he would love to get a role in one of his plays. He thanked the Picture House for honouring him with the Fellowship; it is always very special to get recognition from your own hometown. Congratulations and well done Páuraic and continued success from all in Adamstown.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, November 29, at 9 p.m.

Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 29th will be Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney. Catering on Friday, December 6, will be Cáit Bradley, Josephine Hendrick and Betty O'Shea. Catering on Friday the 13th will be Mary Kirwan, Lorna Komsa and Betty Cullen. Catering on Friday the 20th will be Maureen Bradley, Linda Duffy and Denise Harler. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, November 15, were Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Seán Cullen, Phil Jackman, Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Richie Murphy and Patsy Byrne.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, November 29, in the community centre for a jackpot of €8,000 - a very nice Christmas present to win; make sure to buy a ticket and be in with a chance.

School News

Split-the-pot winners November 20 were: Jake Cadogan, €58 purchased in Brad Óg's. School winner was Aoibh O'Shea, junior infants. Next draw on Wednesday, December 4. Thanks for your continued support.

The cake sale on Thursday, November 21, raised €282 which will go towards the upgrade to the school playground. Thanks to all the parents for their donations of cakes for the cake sale and thanks to the members of the Student Council, who were a great help on the day.

After November 30, the Remembrance Tree wooden discs will be placed into envelopes with the name of the person who ordered them and will be available for collection in the church or if ordered in the school they will be dropped back to the school.

Children's Christmas Show is on December 11 and there will be a bumper raffle on the night with some great prizes.

GAA News

The AGM of St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club will take place in Newbawn Hall on Sunday, December 1, at 5.30 p.m. New members welcome.


Cloughbawn GAA

Tickets are now on sale for the event of the year 'The Chaser', which is run on a nationwide scale by Pallas Marketing. Each of the six contestants selected on the night can win €1,500 at the show on Saturday November 30 in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola.

Contestants are drawn from the audience and answer seven questions with four possible answers valued at €100, €200, €300, €400, €600, €800, €1,000. The ones in red are milestones contestant must choose after each question if they wish to bank the amount won or take another question.

Contestants have two lifelines 'Ask the audience' and 'Take one' which will reduce the number of answers by one. Each lifeline can be used once. Contestants then take the amount won to face the Chaser. They start on step five and Chaser starts on step seven. Chaser will offer 150% of amount won to take step nearer or 30% of amount won to take a step nearer home.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards improving and promoting Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and culture in our community.


winner of the weekly split-the-pot was Paddy Cummins Ballyeden, the pot was €212, allj preceeds go towards the maintenance and development of the village.

Rathnure Panto

The Panto in Rathnure Hall this Christmas. Starting December 8th (6.30 p.m.), then continues on December 11th, 12th, 13th (7.45 p.m.), 15th (6 p.m.), 16th, 18th (7.45 p.m.), and then three shows after Christmas, December 27th (7.45 p.m.) December 28th and 29th (6 p.m.). To book, call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112, or book through Messenger on the Rathnure Panto Page.


Graig notes

To submit news items, club events, announcements etc for the notes email to Deadline is Thursday 6 p.m.

Horse racing

Congratulations to local jockie Danny Sheehy, who won on Miss Cunnin for trainer Kevin Prendergast at Dundalk on Wednesday, November 20, at 25/1, Well Done to all involved.


The numbers drawn were 7, 18, 23 and 30, and there was no winner. next week's jackpot stands at €10,000, Reserve jackpot €9,450. Consolation winners winners of €30 each were Patsy and Anna, Willie Murphy - Kennans, Liam Carroll, Breda Holden, Pat Quinn. Tickets available from all local outlets or from any committee member.

Citizens' Information

The Citizen's Information office in main street Graiguenamanagh is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Providing a free private and confidently information service available to all.

Historical talk

The Graiguenamanagh Historical Society's next talk will be on the Asgard and will be be held on Friday, November 29, in the local library at 8, 00 p.m..The Talk on Ireland's famous Yacht Asgard, which was owned by Erskine and Molly Childers will giving by Mr Pat Murphy, a renowned sailor and adventurer. Pat presents the lifeof the famous Yacht in history from her launch in 1902 to her conservation today in Collins Barracks Museum in Dublin.

Tidy Towns Jackpot

This week's results are first prize - Ee. And Alex - €313, second prize - M Kinsella - €50, third prize - Richard Foley - €25. Money raised through the jackpot will be used to keep the town looking well all year round. Draw takes place every Thursday in the CE Office at between 4 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.


Church Notices

Anniversaries: Saturday, November 30, 7.30 p.m. - Micky and Eddie and deceased members of the Holohan family. Jimmy Lennon, Ballybawn. John and Sarah O'Reilly. Sunday, December 1, 10.30 a.m. - Ericka (Pamela) Cunningham (first Anniversary). James, Peter, Maura and PJ Kehoe and Kitt Kehoe.

Pray For: Martin Byrne, Ballybawn, who was buried in Rathnure cemetery after Mass in St Anne's Church last Wednesday.

Mass This Week: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Mass at 9.30 a.m.

First Sunday Of Advent: Next Sunday is the First Sunday Of Advent. It begins the church's preparation for Christmas.

'Do This In Memory' Mass: The next 'Do This In Memory' Mass is on December 15. At this Mass we will mark Bambinelli Sunday. Younger members of the family are invited to bring the crib figure of Jesus from your home and have it blessed.

Rathnure Church Restoration: The Split-The-Pot draw postponed last week will be held on Tuesday the 26th. Thanks to all who supported and please continue to support our fundraising.

St Vincent de Paul: Christmas annual Appeal in the diocese of Ferns on December 7/8.


The jackpot on Tuesday the 26th is €1,300. Each week from now till Christmas there will be sit-beside prizes to be won on all 10 games in the bingo book.

Rathnure NS

All the pupils from third to sixth class took part in the 'Sing Out Loud' concert at the National Opera House. This is an annual event where over 3,000 primary school children from all around Wexford get to sing on the stage of National Opera House. It was a fantastic night thoroughly enjoyed by the children who took part and all who attended. We would like to thank the teachers for all the hard work in preparing the children for this very exciting event.

The parents' association would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the Used Clothes Collection in aid of the school on Tuesday, November 5'. All proceeds go towards funding activities for the children throughout the year.

'Toybox: The Panto'

The Panto in Rathnure Hall this Christmas is starting December 8th (6.30 p.m.), then continues on December 11th, 12th, 13th (7.45 p.m.), 15th (6 p.m.), 16th, 18th (7.45 p.m.), and then three shows after Christmas, December 27th (7.45 p.m.) December 28th and 29th (6 p.m.). To book, call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112, or book through FB Messenger.

GAA Club notes

Junior B - Best of luck to the lads who take on St Vincent's of Dublin in the Leinster semi-final. This match will be played at 2 p.m. in Co. Limerick next Saturday, November 30.

Scrap Metal Collection - Donate your unwanted scrap metal, cars, old steel shed and batteries. Collection every Saturday morning from November 23 to December 14. If you have any items for collection contact Michael Martin: 087 9084327, Eoin Higgins: 087 2709324 or any adult GAA player.

Motiv8 2020 - This will start in January. Our leaders are John Haughney and Paddy Flynn representing the GAA Club, Eimear O'Connor and Aoife Guiney on behalf of the camogie club and finally representing the parish is Mick and Bernie O'Leary. Registration opening soon.

GAA Shop - Open day in the Arena on December 1 from midday till 3 p.m. All stock on show plus all our new designs. Ideal Christmas presents and if you can't decide we have gift vouchers available too. The shop is also open every Monday night from 7 p.m. till 7.30 p.m.

Camogie Club news

Christmas trees and wreath are on sale. Pick out your own next Sunday, December 1, midday to 3 p.m. or on Sunday, December 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To order Christmas trees contact Eimear: 087 7444817 or wreaths call Fiona: 087 9835968.

AGM - This is on Wednesday, December 11, at 7.30 p.m. in the Syl Barron Room.

Killanne Tractor Run

The Killanne Tractor Run will be held this year on Sunday, December 8. Run starts at 1 p.m. with raffle and prizes afterwards in Killanne hall. annual celebration of turning on the Christmas lights will take place on Killanne cross at 5 p.m. on Sunday 8th also. This is always a great event with rumours of a special guest appearance on the night.

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