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Around the Districts: Adamstown to Clongeen


Good Counsel College transition year students enjoying a spot of fishing at Oaklands lake. From left - Ben Keely from Clonroche and Niall Power from Tullogher.

Good Counsel College transition year students enjoying a spot of fishing at Oaklands lake. From left - Ben Keely from Clonroche and Niall Power from Tullogher.

Good Counsel College transition year students enjoying a spot of fishing at Oaklands lake. From left - Ben Keely from Clonroche and Niall Power from Tullogher.



Best Wishes

Best wishes to Vincent Bradley, who began a new chapter in his broadcasting career recently. After 18 years as a familiar voice on Beat 102-103, he moved to Waterford Radio Station (WLR) to become the new presenter of their Breakfast Show ‘The Big Breakfast Blaa’ which airs from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. each weekday. Good luck Vincent.

All-Ireland Champions

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Adamstown were crowned all-Ireland champions in the recent GAA Rounders Senior Ladies Competition. A masterful display from the Adamstown ladies, saw them hold Glynn-Barntown scoreless in the 7-inning decider.

With a steady start to the season, Adamstown topped their qualifying group and breezed through their semi-final game against Limekiln of Dublin. Glynn-Barntown – four time previous winners of the competition and having defeated Adamstown in the 2019 final, posed a bigger challenge in the decider.

Despite the wet conditions, the Adamstown ladies put on a near flawless display from start to finish, delighting the travelling support and those watching from home. With all-star performance right across the pitch, every member of the Adamstown side recorded an out during fielding play, and eight out of nine recorded a run on the scoreboard. Ann Marie Dunphy was crowned player of the match with a masterful display as shortstop and leading the way with the batting.

This is the first ever all-Ireland win for Adamstown Senior Ladies but with the talent on display on Sunday, it’s sure not to be their last. Final Score: 13.0.

Adamstown Panel: Sandra White, Joanne Murphy, Fiona McCabe, Leann Delaney, Maura Staples, Ann Marie Dunphy, Marie O’Sullivan, Rachel Buckley, Áine Shannon, Ruth Colfer, Emma Delaney, Cáit Foran, Abby Delaney, Siobhán Murphy, Laura Furlong, Sarah O’Brien, Aideen Brazil, Stephanie Sinnott, Eilis Furlong. Managed by – Dylan Whitty. Well done, everyone – a wonderful achievement.

Lotto Results

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday, September 17, were: 5-6 – 14-28. There was no jackpot winner, the following three players matched three numbers and each got €70. Martin Breen, Scullabogue, Avril Phelan, The Leap, and Eden Curtis, Raheen. The next draw is on October 1 for a jackpot of €10,400

Ladies’ Football

Congratulations to the Adamstown Ladies Minor Football team on securing the Division 1 Final on Saturday last in Taghmon. Defeating a spirited Rathgarogue-Cushinstown team to win 3-10 to 2-8, Adamstown just proved to be too strong all around the field. Adamstown were 2-5 to 1-5 at half-time, it was ‘game on’ when Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in the early stage of the second half were just two points behind, but Adamstown settled down and defended brilliantly to leave five points between the teams at full-time.

Adamstown team: Katie Sweetman, Caoimhe Quigley, Ella English, Ellen Gill, Lisa Murphy, Rebecca Ogilvie, Isobel English, Katie English (0-1); Ellie Kehoe (0-1); Sinéad Roche (1-1); Niamh English, Leah Furlong, Niamh Bates, Méadbh Wickham (2-5, 0-5 frees, one penalty) Eilis Roche (0-1); Sub – Ellen Duggan (0-1) for S Roche. Well-done ladies on a great win.

Ben Cleary RIP

The unexpected death occurred on Wednesday, September 15, of Ben Cleary, Woodview Drive. A native of John Street, New Ross, Ben had lived in Adamstown for the past number of years. He was a very familiar figure around the village, daily walking from his home with his faithful dog Blackie, to Cullen’s Gala, visiting the church and cemetery and all around the village.

Ben is survived by his sisters Margaret and Helen nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends He was pre-deceased by his brothers, Jim, Donny, John, Paddy and Ted.

Ben’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St Mary and Michael’s Parish Church, New Ross on Monday, September 20, with burial in St Stephen’s Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Parents’ association say thanks.

Adamstown NS parents’ association would like to thank everyone for supporting their recent clothes recycling fundraiser. The amount raised came to €150 which will go towards school funds. Kind regards Anne Marie.

Castle Vintage Club

The Dick Williams Memorial Tractor Run is being held on Sunday, October 3, leaving Taghmon Community Centre at 1 p.m. Tea and refreshments served before the run.


Market Fair

Ballycullane Tidy Towns are having a Market Fair on Sunday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tintern Complex. There will be craft stalls, bring and buy, tea and a raffle are on offer. Check your garden shed, attic and house for unwanted treasure to donate to the market to raise much needed funds for the upkeep of the village. Leave your donations with Rosie (ph 087 6316659), Jacqui (087 9573229) or Anne (087 6788652). Your support is much appreciated.


Social dancing

There is social dancing in Carrig Hall this Sunday night, October 3, with music by Tommy Carroll – dancing 9.11 p.m. all welcome.


Congratulations to Richie Walsh, who was this week’s split-the-pot winner winning €350.

Historical Society

Bannow Historical Society will hold a training programme in Grantstown Chapel, Grantstown, Wellington-bridge on Friday, September 24, and Friday, October 8. The title of the course reads: ‘Documenting the Marine Community Heritage of the Bannow Peninsula, County Wexford Indicative training programme under the FLAG programme.’

The purpose of this course is to instruct those attending how to interview and document information obtained from local people who have/had any connection with the sea.

The training programme is open to everyone and is free of charge. Please contact me for further details at 086 8469131 or at annmarfarrell@gmail.com.

Sad passings

Deepest sympathy to Margaret O’Brien and family Duncormick on the death of her husband Richard Cruise O’Brien last week. Cruise is survived by his wife Margaret sons Rich and Greg, daughter Róisín, sisters Mary, Annette and Tush, brothers Philip and Michael, granddaughter Emily, relatives and friends. His remains were taken to Rathangan church on Thursday for Mass at midday followed by burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Deepest sympathy to Pat Wickham and family on the death of his father Larry of Rath, Duncormick last week. Larry is survived by his children Pat, Mairead, Peter, Larry, Libby, Joanna and Mary. Larry’s funeral took place in Rathangan church on Sunday at 11 a.m. with burial afterwards in Rathangan cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Ballycogley Players

The Ballycogley Players will be back in Carrig Community Centre on Sunday, October 10, at 8 p.m. They will be performing two plays. ‘Lovers and Winners’ by Brian Friel and ‘Where is this Malabar?’ by Liam Howard. All proceeds will go to An Choill Autism Classes in Ballymitty National School.

Grantstown news

Drive-in bingo – Our Drive-in bingo in Grantstown takes place every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. We were delighted to have a small number of people allowed inside our community facility to play for the first time this year. Hopefully by the end of October everyone will be able to play indoors as long as everyone complies with public health regulations. We would appreciate your patience and support as things slowly get back to some kind of normality.



Please don’t hesitate to send any article in the local news. Email your item for publication in the New Ross Standard by midday on Friday to grooney@hotmail.com – thanks.


The winner of Monday, September 13, split-the-pot draw was Angela Rochford from Littlecullenstown winning €288 and the seller was Stephanie in Foxe Hair in Foulksmills, congratulations to both. The next draw was scheduled last night, Monday, September 27, where the results will be published hopefully in next week’s edition, so best of luck in that one and thank you all for the continued support.

Remember that you can get your tickets for the draw from the usual outlets which are: Sinnott’s Day-To-Day shop in Clongeen; Foxe Hair, the Fast Food Takeaway, Foulksmills Stores and White’s Bar, all in Foulksmills. You can also get them in the Out House in Rourkes Cross or McDonagh’s Bar in Geoffsbridge. Finally, in Wellingtonbridge you can get them from: Lloyds Chemist, Stafford’s Chipper and Wallace’s Drapery. They can also be bought from any committee members.

Clongeen Hall Update

On the weekend of Saturday the second and Sunday, October 3, the newly refurbished Clongeen Hall will be open for a first viewing to all in the locality. On the Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. till 4.30 p.m. and then on Sunday morning from 11.30 a.m. till 1 p.m. where you will be more than welcome to come along and see for yourself the amazing uplift that’s taken place after the excellent renovation works that have completed. We look forward to welcoming you where some light refreshments will be served.

Clongeen Hall Bookings

As the hall is now open for bookings, for anyone interested in using the facilities, could you please contact Margaret Stafford at 086 3401553 where Mag will be delighted to take a booking and try to facilitate the need any groups may have.

Clongeen Hall – Buy a Brick

Members of the Clongeen Community Development Group have called on many homes and have got a great response to the Buy A Brick scheme. The crew will continue calling back for another couple of weeks so your support is very welcome and a big thanks to all who have already supported the fundraiser to date. Remember there are three brick sizes which are: Brick #1 is an 8” x 4” and costs €100; Brick #2 is 8” x 6” and costs €200; finally, Brick #3 is 8” x 8” and costs €500. Brick 3 is really for businesses that wish to display their business name and logo within the hall.

Study Hub for Clongeen

A meeting will take place on Thursday, September 30, in the hall in connection with setting up a study hub for secondary school students. Would all interested parents and students please attend as we hope to facilitate your requirements and therefore your input to the meeting would be highly regarded.

Over-35s Soccer

We’ve gone back indoors, maybe a bit prematurely, as the weather has been exceptional and Horetown is in great condition. For those of you who had reservations about the great outdoors, there’s no excuse now not to come along. There’s also the usual Aprés Match in White’s Bar later for the really enthusiastic where the pundits will tell you everything you did wrong in the game earlier.

If there’s any more people out there considering joining in, you’d be more than welcome. The indoor cost is €5 per player where a good hours play takes place generally around 6 p.m. on Saturday evenings. As the indoor sometimes has a tight schedule, please get there for Sat eve’s at 5.45 p.m. at the latest to kick-off on time. You can also give Dave a call at 086 8596627 to be added to the group messages.

Underage soccer camp

Taghmon United are planning on running a three-day soccer camp in Horetown over Halloween, provided numbers are sufficient. Starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, through to Friday the 29th at 3 p.m., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, the cost is €55 per player. There’s a €10 discount for second and subsequent siblings discount.

The camp is open to both boys and girls from the age five and upwards to around 12-14 years old. You do not have to be a member of the club to attend, so anyone from the Clongeen or surrounding area would be more than welcome.

For anyone who may be interested and possibly looking for more information or to book, please don’t hesitate to contact Shelly at 089 4292839. Teaching Trekkers are the organisation delivering the camp who were also used to deliver a similar camp in the Clongeen Community Sports Field in Horetown back in July.

The children who attended at that time really enjoyed the camp where the coaches were really excellent with the young lads and lassies, many of whom are eager to have another one of a similar standard. We look forward to hearing from you all soon.

Market Fair

Ballycullane Tidy Towns are having a Market Fair on Sunday, October 3, in the Tintern Complex in Ballycullane from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. The craft stalls included are: wood, candles, knit, crochet and sewing crafts, soap, cosmetic and herbal products, plants, garden furniture and lots more.

There is a good display of household items too in the bring and buy section. Tea or coffee and a raffle are also on offer. This is a fundraiser for much needed upkeep of the village where your support would be much appreciated.