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Martin Whelan helping out at the barbecue at the Duck Racing in Foulksmills.

Martin Whelan helping out at the barbecue at the Duck Racing in Foulksmills.

Martin Whelan helping out at the barbecue at the Duck Racing in Foulksmills.

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ADAMSTOWN

Community Centre notice

Walking Track Membership for 2022 is still being collected. We would ask that any person using the track to please pay their membership as soon as possible. Envelopes are available in Cullen’s Shop or money can be given to Shane Walsh, Geraldine O’Shea or Ann Marie Dunphy. Individual Membership–€25.00, Buddy Membership–€40.00, Family (2 adults, 2 children U-16)–€40.00.

The committee would like to thank all those who have paid membership to date. This money helps with the upkeep and upgrading of the Community Centre and the walking track, both of which are an integral part of our community.

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Adamstown GAA Club

Thank you to the Wexford Ladies Football panel and mentors for the great memories of championship 2022. Defeat is never easy but hopefully seeing the joy you brought to local peoples faces and happy families having great days out will offer some consolation.

These memories will never fade and there were children in Croke Park on Sunday last who now harbour ambitions to one day grace that field too. That inspiration shines brighter than any medal and is a lasting legacy, which you should be all very proud of.

Congratulations on your achievements this year and there is no doubt you will rise again. To Lizzie, Katie, Ellen, Cathy and Leah we are all so proud of you. There is a day coming in the future when any tears shed will be those of joy so stay with it and we are behind you all the way.

Athletic Club news

To promote sport and exercise for ladies, Adamstown AC are hosting a 5K trail/walk/run on Carrigbyrne Hill, meet at Mass Rock Y21K8W5 on Friday 12th August at 7pm for a walk or a run with the girls. Our team of caches will help you set the pace.

Ladies come join in the fun run/walk, refreshments served and music provided. All are welcome.

Annual Patron

The Patron in St. Abban’s, Adamstown will take place on Sunday 4th September with Mass at 1.30pm followed by blessing of graves in the cemetery.

BANNOW-BALLYMITTY

Our Parish 2022

This year’s parish journal went on sale in local shops end of July at €8 a copy. Full of interesting articles from the past and present with plenty of beautiful photos well worth a purchase. Get yours soon before they are all gone still available at Bredas Corner shop, Costcutters and Wallace’s.

Ambrosetown Patron

The patron is taking place in Ambrosetown Cemetary, at 6 p.m., on the evening of Tuesday, August 16. A collection for the upkeep of the cemetary will take place.

Patrons

Carrig patron is on Sunday, August 14, in Carrig-on-Bannow church at 7 p.m., Bannow church is at 7 p.m. on Monday the 15th in Bannow Church weather permitting and Shemogues is on Sunday the 21st at 7 p.m.

Split-the-pot

This week’s winner was Eamon Kearns winning €260.

Social dancing

There will be no dance in Carrig on the first Friday of every month as it would clash with the dancing in Camross. Dancing in Carrig community centre for August is as follows: Friday the 19th Adrian Ryan and Friday the 26th T & N dance band. All welcome refreshments served.

GAA club notes

Well done to our under-seven boys playing Adamstown GAA Club this morning in games of Football and Hurling. Great games played by both teams and thanks to Adamstown our hosts.

Hard luck to the under-12s who lost narrowly to Ballygarret on Wednesday evening. The girls put in an excellent performance and effort and their management is very proud.

Congratulations the adult team who enjoyed a win away to Clongeen. Another great performance by all the girls in preparation for their championship beginning in a few weeks’ time. Well done to all involved.

Well done to our minor team who beat Fethard recently on a scoreline of 3-9 to 1-7.

Community Games

Congratulations to the U11 Tag Rugby Team who won silver medals in the Leinster Final on 31st July in Longford. Team: J Butler, E Cullen, L Daniels, L Eustace Dooley, I Browne, M Doran, K Butler and B Purcell O’Gorman. A big thank you to Managers Seamus Butler and Shelly Purcell who brought the team together and to get them to the Leinster Final.

Congratulations to the U15 Girls Rounders Team who also won silver medals in the Leinster Final against a team from Longford. Panel: A Carroll Nugent, K Stenning, Z Dunne, C Goff, A O’Callaghan, R Wall, S Murphy, L Mullins, A Kehoe and E Reville. A big thank you to Managers Maria Banville and Ruth Colfer who got the team together and it’s a brilliant achievement to come away with Leinster Silver Medals.

A massive well done to the following teams who took part in the Leinster Semi- Finals but unfortunately things didn’t go their way but they all played brilliantly. U13 Chess Team of F Hussey, F Crotty, Ó Crotty, D Goff, D Webber, C Buttimer and D Mahon with Manager Caroline Crotty. U16 Tag Rugby Team of K Kelly, F Roche, C Doyle, L Purcell, P Doyle, R Cardiff, K Mernagh, M Hogan, E Banville, L Morrissey and J Pitt with Manager Maria Banville. U14 Tag Rugby Team of M K Diskin, I Butler, S Donnelly, C O’Sullivan, S Cullen, C O’Gorman Kearney, L Browne, R Whitty, C Banville, R Doran, C Bradley and C O’Grady with Manager Seamus Butler. Boys U12 Soccer Team of A Breen, C O’Sullivan, D Finn, D Redmond, D Bennett, D Goff, H Murphy, J Bennett, J Butler, K McLoughlin, L Stenning, L Diskin, N French, S Cullen and S McLoughlin with Managers Alan Diskin, Donal Redmond and Daniel Stenning. A massive thank you to all the Managers who got the teams together and to get this far is a great achievement for everyone. And thanks to the parents and families who made the long trip to Longford today.

Well done to the following children who took part in the South Leinster Regional Athletics Finals on 31st July in Enniscorthy: C King–U8 60m (ran in final), R Hawe–U8 80m (ran in final), S Reville–U10 200m, O Burke–U12 100m, L Stenning–U12 200m, M K Diskin–U14 100m, K Butler–U14 100m (ran in final), L Reville–U14 800m (ran in final), B Carroll–U16 200m, G Kelly–U16 200m. A big thank you to Alan and Angela Butler for helping the athletes and to Gillian and Tony Kelly for helping at the start and finish lines.

CLONGEEN

Contacts & Deadlines

Can you please send any information to be put in the Clongeen Notes via email by 9am on Monday=92s please prior to the Wednesday publication. The email to use is: grooney@hotmail.com–thanks.

Split The Pot

The winner of Split the Pot on Mon 1st August was Luke Cullen who won €270. So congratulations to Luke on his win and to the seller Larry Whelan. Thank you all for supporting the draw in aid of the continued maintenance and development of the hall in Clongeen. The next draw is due to take place on Mon 15th August.

Remember that you can get your tickets for the draw from the usual outlets which are: Sinnott’s Day-To-Day shop & Carroll’s Bar, both in Clongeen; Foxe Hair, the Fast Food Takeaway, Foulksmills Stores & 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=92s Chipper and Wallace=92s Drapery. They can also be bought from any committee members such as Marie Mythen in Mythen Construction, Larry Whelan in Clongeen and several more.

Clongeen Golf Society

The first week of the August monthly prize kindly sponsored by McDonaghs Bar Goffsbridge and the match-play round of 16 took place in Rathaspeck on Sat 6th August. The Shockwaves are still reverberating around the parish after the hot favourite Stephen Bennett was eliminated in devastating style by the eccentric Jason Finn who played fantastic golf on the day to score 36 points. The bookies wouldn=92t even give a price on Finn before the match but he was out to prove a point and he did just that by taking out EL Capitan 3&2. The bookies are paying attention now.

In game 2 Johnny Bennett and Mick Keating fought out a very tight affair in a game that went to and fro until the ice cool Bennett eventually won out 2&1. Bennett has gone under the radar so far but with his experience and knowing how to get the ball in the hole he will be a formidable opponent in the quarters. In game 3, Padhaigh Finn was given a lesson in match-play by Willie McDonald. Despite a masterclass in ball striking by Finn he couldn’t shake off the experience of Mc and after trailing for most of the front 9, Mc put on the after burners on the back 9 to seal the match 3&2.

Game 4 saw Tommy O’Gorman beat Lorcan Whelan 4&3. After a fast start from O’Gorman the terrier, like Whelan brought it back to one down but O’Gorman had another gear and was able to lift himself to seal the match in style. The man of the moment John Tyrell is now the outright odds on bookies favourite for the competition and in game 5 he showed why by taking the newest society member Joseph Toomey on a schooling lesson. Indeed his gross score of 61 strokes including 3 birdies and 39 points off 6hcp would of Schooled the rest of the society too. Toomey put up a great display under the circumstances and only for missing a couple of short putts he could of taken the match a lot closer but he eventually lost out to the impressive birdie machine 5&4.

Game 6 was an epic battle between Collie Byrne and Martin Browne. It was a game that swayed back and forth more times than a grandfathers clock. Byrne thought he had it sewn up when he was 2 up on the 16th and Martin had stuck his tee shot in the ditch but Byrne followed him into the deep stuff and duly lost the hole. The game finished all square and was decided on the 1st playoff hole when Byrne holed out with a monster 25 foot putt to eventually win the match and book his place in the quarter finals.

Dave Burke and Ger Murphy could not be separated by the bookies for Game 7 and indeed their match lived up to the expectations. Both players had chances to win the match in an extremely tight affair which also went to a playoff but it was the in form Dave Burke who marched through to the quarter finals and set up a mouth watering match with the favourite John Tyrell. The final game in the round of 16 was a high quality affair between Barry Foxe and Paraic Curtis with the winner surely going to be a short price with the bookies for the outright trophy. This was always going to go down to the wire and the match did not disappoint with Curtis just getting the better of Foxe on the 18th after some fantastic match-play golf by both players to progress and complete the line up for the quarter finals.

This coming weekend, the August monthly prize kindly sponsored by McDonagh=92s Bar and the quarter finals of the match play continues in Blackwater. All players to be there for 8:50am on Saturday 13th. CGS want to say a big thanks to McDonagh=92s Bar for their generous support. For any CGS enquiries contact Stephen on 087-943 7501 or Willie on 086-088 7335.

Corach River Field Trip

There is a Corach River Field Trip with local naturalist Jim Hurley taking place on Water Heritage Day which is Sun 21st August between 2 & 4pm in Foulksmills. The plan is to fish in the river, to discover the world of wonder that exists on the riverbed, see what life forms we discover and then use our results to estimate what the water quality is likely to be.

The event is free of charge and all are welcome. Getting into ankle-deep water is desirable so wellie boots and a fishing net are recommended. This field trip is preceded by an indoor illustrated, preparatory and introductory talk at 7pm in Wexford Town Library on Thurs 18th August. Both events are sponsored by LAWPRO, the Local Authority Waters Programme. You can find out more info on this initiative via: https://www.heritageweek.ie/event.../corock-river-fieldtrip

Community Games

Congratulations to the U11 Tag Rugby Team who won silver medals in the Leinster Final on 31st July in Longford. The team was: J Butler, E Cullen, L Daniels, L Eustace Dooley, I Browne, M Doran, K Butler and B Purcell O’Gorman. A big thank you to Managers Seamus Butler and Shelly Purcell who brought the team together and to get them to the Leinster Final.

Congratulations to the U15 Girls Rounders Team who also won silver medals in the Leinster Final against a team from Longford. The panel was: A Carroll Nugent, K Stenning, Z Dunne, C Goff, A O’Callaghan, R Wall, S Murphy, L Mullins, A Kehoe and E Reville. A big thank you to Managers Maria Banville and Ruth Colfer who got the team together and it’s a brilliant achievement to come away with Leinster Silver Medals.

A massive well done to the following teams who took part in the Leinster Semi- Finals but unfortunately things didn’t go their way but they all played brilliantly. U13 Chess Team of F Hussey, F Crotty, Ó Crotty, D Goff, D Webber, C Buttimer and D Mahon with Manager Caroline Crotty.

U16 Tag Rugby Team of K Kelly, F Roche, C Doyle, L Purcell, P Doyle, R Cardiff, K Mernagh, M Hogan, E Banville, L Morrissey and J Pitt with Manager Maria Banville.

U14 Tag Rugby Team of M K Diskin, I Butler, S Donnelly, C O’Sullivan, S Cullen, C O’Gorman Kearney, L Browne, R Whitty, C Banville, R Doran, C Bradley and C O’Grady with Manager Seamus Butler.

Boys U12 Soccer Team of A Breen, C O’Sullivan, D Finn, D Redmond, D Bennett, D Goff, H Murphy, J Bennett, J Butler, K McLoughlin, L Stenning, L Diskin, N French, S Cullen and S McLoughlin with Managers Alan Diskin, Donal Redmond and Daniel Stenning.

A massive thank you to all the Managers who got the teams together and to get this far is a great achievement for everyone. And thanks to the parents and families who made the long trip to Longford today.

Well done to the following children who took part in the South Leinster Regional Athletics Finals on 31st July in Enniscorthy: C King–U8 60m (ran in final), R Hawe–U8 80m (ran in final), S Reville–U10 200m, O Burke–U12 100m, L Stenning–U12 200m, M K Diskin–U14 100m, K Butler–U14 100m (ran in final), L Reville–U14 800m (ran in final), B Carroll–U16 200m, G Kelly–U16 200m.

A big thank you to Alan and Angela Butler for helping the athletes and to Gillian and Tony Kelly for helping at the start and finish lines.


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