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Around the Districts: Adamstown to Clonroche-Poulpeasty


United Striders AC members who took part in the Oylegate Half Marathon recently: Thomas Moran, Alan O'Connor, Pat Culleton, Adam O'Connor and Lian Traynor.

United Striders AC members who took part in the Oylegate Half Marathon recently: Thomas Moran, Alan O'Connor, Pat Culleton, Adam O'Connor and Lian Traynor.

United Striders AC members who took part in the Oylegate Half Marathon recently: Thomas Moran, Alan O'Connor, Pat Culleton, Adam O'Connor and Lian Traynor.



Birthday Wishes

Birthday wishes are sent to Jimmy Roche, Woodview, who celebrates his 93rd birthday on Monday, September 6. Wishing Jimmy many happy years of health and happiness from all his family, neighbours and all the community of Adamstown.

Leaving Cert results

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Congratulations to all students in the parish, who received their Leaving Certificate results on Friday, September 3. Wishing them every success as they start the next phase of their lives be it in university, apprenticeship, or other career choice.

Paddy Power says thanks

Paddy Power (Woodview Drive) would like to thank you to the Irish Blind Golf Society for having him as part of their team at Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, Co. Antrim recently in the UK Blind Open. He says: ‘It was an honour for me to play for my county, Country and New Ross Golf Club. Finally, a big ‘thanks’ to Brian Teague, Marianne Sutton, Davy Doran and Leo Booth and to James and Stephen in the prop shop. Thanks all for a great time.’


We extend our condolences to our parish priest, Fr Robert Nolan on the death of his cousin, Patrick Nolan, Ballinastraw, Glenbrien on Sunday, August 29. To his wife Lily, children Myles, Aileen, Mikie and John our sympathy also.

A private family funeral Mass was celebrated in St Peter’s Church, Glenbrien on Tuesday last with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Sympathy to the family also from all GAA followers past and present for the wonderful enjoyment Pat gave to many thousands of fans for his fantastic goalkeeping skills. May he rest in peace.

Adamstown NS news

Adamstown National School parents’ association have organised a Clothes Collection fundraiser for Tuesday, September 14, between 9 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. outside the hall opposite the school. Good condition clothes, shoes, belts, bags accepted. NO duvets, pillows, cushions, curtains, teddy bears or kids toys. If you have any bags of clothes to donate it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your support.

New tarmac area is completed – For the last two years in conjunction with the school, the parents’ association were fundraising to raise €10,000 to fund the installation of a new tarmac (dry) area in Adamstown NS playground. We are delighted to say that the total funds were raised at the end of last school year. Huge thanks to everyone who supported our various fundraising over the last two years. The school’s board of management quickly made arrangements and were able to get the tarmac area completed during the summer months in time for the new school year.

The new area is a huge asset to the school and gives the children additional dry area space to play especially on the wet days. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make this happen.


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.


Sad Passing

Deepest sympathy to Garda John Buggy on the death of his father Dick Buggy, who died on Monday, August 30. May he rest in peace.


Congratulations to John Bam Quirke, who won split-the-pot for a second week in a row winning €365 this week.

Ballymitty Hall – Dates for Diary

Monday night bingo – Bingo every Monday night at 8 p.m. PLAY at drive-in bingo (Ballymitty Church Carpark) or online via Zoom at home. 10 Game book: Single Book €5/Double Book €10. Online Bingo – Pay by Revolut 089 2722808 or by cash and pick up your book at Ballymitty Hall on Saturday mornings between 9.30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Drive-in books sold Church

Carpark Mondays from 7 p.m. Info contact 089 2722808 or ballymittybingo@gmail.com.

Volunteers wanted – Various types of tasks your community needs your help with, maybe you have time to help us out regularly or once a month. Currently we are looking for people to Sell bingo books on Saturday morning or a Monday evening – Print and email/Office Skills – Social media – Clean the hall – Park cars at bingo – Run a fundraiser or provide fundraising ideas – drive a wheelbarrow (no licence needed)...many hands make light work. Contact ballymittyhall@gmail.com or Nuncie or Sinéad 089 2722808/087 2664412.

GAA club news

The annual Pat Neville Memorial Trophy golf classic will be held this year on Friday, September 17, in Wexford Golf Club. Please contact Jason at 086 8107111 or Donal at 087 9175010 for tee off times or sponsorship information.

It is with deepest regret that We are loosing Lloyd Colfer as GPO for Wexford GAA and our club. We wish Lloyd the very best of luck for the future you will be sorely missed.

Hard luck to the under-20 boys, they fought to the very end and never gave up. A great team that made a great achievement by getting to the final. Well done all and to Harry, Ned and Pat.

Happy 97th birthday to the one and only Billy Howlin. Hope you had a great weekend Billy from us all in the club.

Well done to both the girls and boys Féile teams over the last few weekends in Hurling, camogie and Football.

All fixtures and results are up on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Grantstown news

Drive-in bingo – Our Drive-in bingo in Grantstown takes place every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. We would appreciate your support. This will be compliant with public health regulations. We hope to see you there.

Volunteers – We are in the process of recruiting volunteers. If you would be interested in volunteering in any capacity at Grantstown please call us for an informal chat at 051561016.

CE Scheme Vacancies – We currently have a number of positions available on our CE Scheme. Carers and Kitchen assistants here in Grantstown Daycare Centre. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment or unemployed for over 12 months, you may eligible for a CE Scheme. To be part of a CE Scheme is a great opportunity to access training and to build on your existing skills or to learn and train in a new skillset. The position involves working 19.5 hours per week.If you are interested, we would love to hear from you 051 561016 or emailinfo@grantstownpriory.com or contact your local Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and express your interest in the available position.

Write by the Sea

The fifth Literary Festival from Write By the Sea Kilmore Quay 2021 will be officially launched by Professor Kevin Rafter, Chair of the Arts Council, at a free online Zoom event on Wednesday, September 22, at 5 p.m. Professor Rafter will also announce the winners of the 2021 WBTS Writing Competitions.

Two events are of particular local interest this year. On Thursday the 23rd at 4 p.m. Carmel Harrington will be in conversation with Esther Hayden in a free event where the importance of location in Carmel’s best seller, The Moon Over Kilmore Quay will be discussed.

On Sunday the 26th at 10.30 a.m. Celestine Murphy will speak with Howard Keeley of Georgia Southern University about the life and times of Fr Peter Whelan, a native of Clongeen, who emigrated to Savannah, Georgia and later became Administrator of Savannah Diocese.

Booking and full programme information on writebythesea.ie.



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.

Ladies’ Football

Under-16 girls – These girls have an away game Glynn-Barntown v Clongeen on Monday, September 13, in Killurin at 7 p.m. Your support would as always be very much appreciated.

Senior Ladies – The top team play at home v Clonee on Tuesday, September 14, with throw-in taking place in Clongeen at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening supporting the ladies would be a welcome by all involved.

Over-35s soccer

14 over-35s took to the field in Horetown recently where the Newcastle United and friends team held the upper hand in a great game that was enjoyed by all involved who came along.

If any more ‘Elites’ would like to come into the fold, you’d be more than welcome. Simply bring along a couple of euro and your boots to Horetown at around 5.30 p.m. any Sat evening or give Dave a call at 086 8596627 to be added to the group messages.


The winner of Monday, August 30, draw was Phyllie Bennett from Clongeen. The seller was her good friend in Whites Bar in Foulksmills, so well done to both Phyllie, who is €248 better off, and to Frances for selling the winning entry. The next draw is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 13, 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 – 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.


Cloughbawn GAA

Club and county draw tickets on sale by club members at present. Can be purchased Online using ‘Easypayments’ link on Cloughbawn Club Website or FB page. 40 great prizes including a car each month. First draw is on Wednesday, September 8. The second and third draws take place on Wednesday, September 29. Your support is appreciated. All tickets stubs to be returned to the club this week.

Vintage Road Run

The Courtnacuddy Vintage Club Road Run will be held Sunday, September 12, registration is at 11 a.m. at Courtnacuddy School. Leaving at midday, ending at Courtnacuddy hall, with refreshments provided. Please abide by COVID guidelines.

Local Bingos

Cloughbawn AFC drive in bingo is on this Friday night at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Snowball €370 in 45 calls Eircode Y21 KX47Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Rathnure Bingo

Rathnure drive-in bingo continues at Rathnure Soccer Pitch on Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. (gates open 6.30 p.m.) Up to €2,850 in prizes, Snowball now at €850 in 54 calls. Gates open at 6.30 p.m. Eircode Y21F5F9.