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Around the Districts: Adamstown to Clonroche-Poulpeasty


Niamh Redmond, Sharon Loughran and Adrian Loughran at Cloughbawn AFC Dinner Dance in the Riverside Park Hotel.

Niamh Redmond, Sharon Loughran and Adrian Loughran at Cloughbawn AFC Dinner Dance in the Riverside Park Hotel.

Niamh Redmond, Sharon Loughran and Adrian Loughran at Cloughbawn AFC Dinner Dance in the Riverside Park Hotel.



Flu vaccine

Adamstown Pharmacy will be administering seasonal Flu vaccine beginning Wednesday, September 21, for 2022 – 2023 flu season. Also people over 65 can call to arrange a third Covid booster vaccine from October 1.Please call 053 9240460 or 053 9240454 for more information and to arrange an appointment.

Clothes collection

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Adamstown National School parents’ association is having a clothes collection in aid of funds for the school, which will take place on Tuesday, September 27. Clothes can be left outside the hall opposite the school from 9 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.

Good condition and reusable clothing, paired shoes, handbags. belts, hats, scarves are collected. No duvets, cushions, pillows, teddy bears or children’s toys are collected. Thanks to everyone for your support.

Christmas Craft Fair

A Date for Your Diary: Adamstown Community Centre is holding a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday, December 4. More details to follow closer to the date.

Harvest Festival Memorial Mass

The 20th Anniversary of the first Old Time Threshing in John Powers field at the Leap occurred on September 15, with an attendance of over 800 people.

That first festival was organised to help Sr. Helen with her life-saving work in Uganda. It was truly a memorable occasion and Sr. Helen did have the best harvest in the parish of Adamstown that year with an amazing amount of €5,443.76 being achieved because of the generosity of so many people.

As a remembrance of all those who helped to make the first and subsequent Harvest Festivals such a huge success, and who have now gone to their eternal reward, Mass will be offered in St Abban’s Church on Saturday night, October 1, at 7.30 p.m.

Following Mass you are all invited to Cullens Lounge for a get together and a catch up, refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to come along.

Castle Vintage Club

The Dick Williams Memorial Tractor Run is being held on Sunday, October 2, leaving Taghmon Community Centre at 1 p.m. Spot Prizes on the day.


Fr Martin Pender

Fr Pender will be celebrating his last Mass in Ballymitty on Sunday, September 25, at 10.15 a.m. After Mass we would like to invite everyone to the hall for some refreshments as we say goodbye and thank you to Fr Martin and wish him well on his journey to South Africa. Should anyone wish to make a contribution to the collection for Fr Martin they can give it to any of the following: Jer O’Mahoney, John Cullen, Mary Roche, Jim White, Tom Hennessy, Matthew Stafford or Diarmuid Wall, there will also be a bucket in the bottom of Ballymitty Church at this weekends Masses.

Corach Ramblers

Hi to all soccer players, and music lovers Corach Ramblers Soccer club are running a fundraiser on October 10 in Tír na nÓg. We have the great pleasure of offering you a Garth Brooks tribute band experience for just €10. Tickets are available from all committee members or at Breda’s corner shop or contact us here on our page, and we would be delighted to help get you tickets. Contact 087 1600328 for any information. Your support is required and greatly appreciated.

Split the pot – Seán Ffrench Snr won €163 in the last draw. Our split the pot continues to be drawn if a Sunday evening and thanks once again for your continued support.

The committee elected to go forward for Corach Ramblers FC is as follows: chairperson Breda Walsh; Co chair Moss Waters; Women’s secretary Sharon Murphy; Men’s secretary Alan Diskin; treasurer Pat Gallagher; Fundraising Eileen Neville; Child Welfare Officer Shauna Breen; Committee member Ciarian breen Philly Murphy.

Corach will be represented by 15 teams ranging from under-10 to senior level in the soccer league this year so lots to look forward to.

Make sure and drop in if passing to support these players and anybody who would like to volunteer help in any way or get involved you would be most welcome.

Ballymitty Hall events

Women’s Shed – Monday mornings from 10 a.m. to midday Re-connect or make new friends. Learn new skills.

Art Classes – starting Tuesday, September 20, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Ballymitty.

Hall. Suitable for all abilities. Contact Inez Nordell Vard at 085 2575868.

Car Boot and Indoor Market – Next one is on Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ballymitty Church Carpark and Ballymitty Hall, Y35K221. To book a stall or for further information contact 089 2722808or ballymittycarboot@gmail.com.

Taekwondo – Classes every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Contact John Phillips at 086 3893382 for more information.

Yoga – Classes in Ballymitty Hall Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. If you are interested in Saturday morning classes contact Ger at 083 0277053.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Carrig community centre this Friday the 23rd with music by John Molloy; music on Friday the 30th Philip English. All welcome refreshments served.

GAA club news

A great day’s Golf was had last Friday at our Annual Pat Neville Memorial Golf Classic held in Wexford Golf Club. Many Thanks to all the teams that took part, the sponsors and all the volunteers who helped make the day a success. These are the results of the various competitions held.

GUI Team Competition: Winners and Winners of the Pat Neville Perpetual Trophy: 110pts Oisin & Cillian McCarthy and David & Rory Durack 2nd Place: 106pts Michael Browne, John McNicholas, Tom Cannon & James Thomas 3rd Place: 99 pts Jay Murphy, Paul Murphy, Adam Beary and Shane

Non-GUI Team Competition Winners: 97pts Jack Faragher, David Currid, John & Mark Sinnott 2nd Place: 95pts Jamie, Mick, Johnny & Paul Dreelan 3rd Place: 94pts Martin Whelan, Jamie Staunton, Kevin Whelan & Tony Whelan.

Ladies Team Competition: Rosie Kumar, Bibi Neville, Josie Kelly & Mary O’Connor Closest the to Pin: 3rd Hole: Fran Anderson 6th Hole: John Sinnott 9th Hole: Cillian McCarthy 13th Hole: Tom Kelly 16th: Jack Faragher Longest Drives: Men: Jamie Dreelan & Jamie Cahill Ladies: Niamh Neville

A very well done to our U17 footballers joined with Gusserane O’Rahillys GAA on a fantastic win against Bunclody last Monday evening last . Well done to all players and management, onto the semi-finals now!!

The Intermediate football team took their first win over Clongeen in the third round of the championship. This Sunday 25th they play Fethard in the last round. Best of luck everyone. Keep up to date on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for fixtures and venues.

Scór Sinsear Loch Garman 2022 takes place next month, with Tráth na gCeisteanna in Clonroche on October 6, and stage competitions in Carrig-On-Bannow on October 7. Inquiries can be sent to irishculturalofficer.wexford@gaa.ie.

Grantstown news

Culture Night – We would like to thank Wexford County Council for their support in holding our first Culture Night on Friday, September 23, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Entertainment on the night will include local history talks with the Bannow Historical Societly, musical recitals with harpist Shelly O’Grady and more. This is a free event and all are welcome.

CE Scheme Vacancies – We currently have a number of positions available on our CE Scheme for Carer’s, Maintenance Workers 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 19.50 hours per week. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you at 051 561016 or email karen@grantstownpriory.com. More information on these positions can be found on the Jobs Ireland website.

Calling all volunteers – If you are available to volunteer any hours to help us deliver our service please phone us at 051 561016 for a chat.

Bingo – Our Drive-in bingo is on every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


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.

The Forge Vintage Club

The draw for our members overnight trip sponsorship cards was held in Carroll’s bar last Sunday night and the results were as follows:

1st prize of €200, sponsored by Crosbie Transcar winner was Paddy Nolan and the seller was Diane Nolan. 2nd prize of €100, sponsored by Carroll’s Bar and the winner was Bob White with the seller of Martin Murphy. 3rd prize of a €100 one for all gift card, sponsored by Crimewatch Security and the winner was Becky Banville, the seller Bridget Banville.

4th prize of a €30 voucher, sponsored by Aroma Beauty and the winner was Denis Redmond, the seller was Martin Murphy. 5th prize of a €30 voucher, again sponsored by Aroma Beauty, with the winner being Mick Culleton, the seller Seamie O’Grady. 6th prize of a hair voucher, sponsored by Ballycullane Hair Salon, with the winner being Bernie O’Callaghan, the seller was PJ O’Sullivan. 7th prize was a hand hoover, sponsored by Sheehans cash and carry, with the winner of Pat Murphy, the seller again was Seamie O’Grady.

There was a sellers prize of a €30 voucher, sponsored by the Horse and Hound and the winner was Jimmy Roche.

We would like to thanks all our sponsors for their generous donations and to everyone who sponsored or donated to our overnight trip. Our All vehicle road run was cancelled on the 11th Sept and has been reschuduled for Sunday 16th October. Registration takes place in Clongeen hall from 11:30am. All vehicles are welcome.

Over 35’s Soccer

The over continued indoors in Grantstown last weekend with 16 players taking to the pitch. AS mentioned last week, we’re collecting a few quid towards our next ‘International Friendly’, due to take place in early May 2023 which is the aim to fit until then at least.

The indoor cost is €5 per player where a good hours play takes place starting at 6pm sharp on Saturday evenings. As the indoor sometimes has a tight schedule, please get there for Sat eve’s at 5:45pm at the latest to kick-off on time. You can also give Dave a call on 086 859 6627 if you’re thinking of getting involved and be added to the group messages.


Cloughbawn GAA

The U13 team will contest the 2022 New Ross Standard U13 Football Division 4 County Final on 22 Sept at 6.15pm in Chadwicks Wexford Park. Cloughbawn will face St Mary’s Rosslare.

The U15 combined team Cloughbawn and Geraldine O’Hanrahans Rosban Gaels had a convincing win in the Shield Semi-Final and advance to the Shield final in both hurling and football, dates to be announced

The Intermediate A Football team also won in their round 4 game v Geraldine O Hanranan 1-13 -0-9 points

Camogie News – The U14 girls had a great game in Castleboro in their Semifinal game against St Pat’s Camolin winning with a scoreline of 7-9 to 1-3.

The Intermediate A Team also had a convincing win over St Bridget Blackwater in their game-winning 3-19 to 1-6

Green Giants and U7’s – Sunday saw an end to years Green Giants and the u7s Cloughbawn teams. We had a lot of fun this year, Some serious skills were developed all round. Can’t wait to see these children in the futureKeep up the great work! Big thank you to all the coaches for their hard work and dedication.

Lotto – There were no winners of the weekend lotto, numbers drawn were 7,11,16, and 30 and we had two match 3 winners, Seamus Byrne Coolaught and Joe Lillis, Next draw is Friday, September 30th

Club fun day

Cloughbawn GAA Club will hold their annual Fun Day on Sunday September 25th, starting at 1pm. There will be Long Puck, Hurling and Football skills, Bucking Bull, BBQ, Children Obstacle Courses, Teas and refreshments, and lots more, come along and enjoy the afternoon

Split the pot

The winner of last week’s split the pot was Grace Warren Bree, The Pot was €354. Thank you for your continued support in helping maintain the Village.