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Around the Districts: Bannow-Ballymitty and Clongeen


Alex Keating from Campile, Charlie Power from Fisherstown and Michael Nazarov from Campile having fun in the sun on Duncannon beach.

Alex Keating from Campile, Charlie Power from Fisherstown and Michael Nazarov from Campile having fun in the sun on Duncannon beach.

Alex Keating from Campile, Charlie Power from Fisherstown and Michael Nazarov from Campile having fun in the sun on Duncannon beach.



Bannow Historical Society

There will be a coach trip to Bannow and Bannow House, followed by afternoon tea and talk on The Devereux Family, Danescastle on Saturday September 10. Coach will leave Grantstown at 1.30 p.m. Cost of coach and afternoon tea €7, €5 for students.

Please contact Anne Farrell on 086 8469131 or 051 561694 or email annmarfarrell@gmail.com if you wish to come on this short tour. Masks must be worn on the coach. For further information go to www.bannowhistory.ie.

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Table quiz

Wellingtonbridge Tidy Towns are holding a table quiz fundraiser in Tír na nÓg pub on Friday the 19th at 7.30 p.m. Adults €20 for table of four, juveniles table of four.

Ambrosetown Patron

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

Shemogues Patron

Shemogues patron is on Sunday the 21st at 7 p.m.


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 center for August is as follows: Friday the 19th Adrian Ryan and Friday the 26th T & N dance band. All welcome refreshments served.

Sad passing

Deepest sympathy to James Doyle and family Barrystown on the death of his wife Josie last week. Josie is survived by her husband James and sons Bryan and Kevin, siblings Theresa, Maura, Patty, Marie, Kay, Myna, Angela, Phil and Michael, relatives and friends.

Josie was waked at home and her remains were brought to Carrig church for funeral Mass at 4 p.m. on Friday with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

GAA club notes

A very well done to our Junior B ladies’ football team who came out on top to win their first game of the championship against Adamstown last night.

Well done girls you gave it everything you got for the whole match and showed fantastic effort and skill throughout.

Also thanks to Ciaran, Mary, David and Simon for their support and dedication from the sideline.

The team are out against Shelmaliers on Wednesday night and Glynn-Barntown on Sunday week, keep an eye out on our page for fixtures.

Well done to our under-seven hurlers today taking part in the blitz held in Kilmore GAA Club. The boys played three games against Our Lady’s Island, Kilmore and Taghmon-Camross GAA Club. The boys played some great stuff and can be really proud of themselves. Bannow-Ballymitty Abú.

Our Junior Hurling team unfortunately lost to a good Monageer team on Sunday last in the Regelation Final played in Kilurin. So next year they will play in Junior A Many thanks to John O’Leary, David Currid, Ken Foley, John Sinnott and Jason Whitty and also to the squad.

Well done to everyone who participated in the Fleadh in Mullingar.

Fixtures – Sunday, August 21, junior camogie v Ballyhogue home game at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, junior camogie away to St Anne’s at 7 p.m.

Keep up to date with fixtures and venues on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Lotto results – Winning Numbers in the last draw 6, 13, 14, 23. No jackpot winner. Four match-three winners share 200: Joie Whelan c/o Billy Nolan; Michael O’Gorman, online; Dolores Sidney c/o Alice Bradys; James Walsh, Shielbaggan.

Next jackpot €14,000, Reserve jackpot €9,900 – €300 will be added (on reserve) on no win basis Match 3’s win or share €200. Next draw takes place in Bannow-Ballymitty Ciubhouse on August 23 at 8.30 p.m.

Grantstown news

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.

Meals on Wheels – Our Meals on Wheels service is available for delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. Anyone, who wants to avail of this service is required to have their order in before 1 p.m. on Monday for Tuesdays delivery and before 1 p.m. on Wednesday for Thursdays delivery. This service makes it easy to avail of a 2-course meal which includes a nutritious main course and a delicious desert, all at a very affordable cost. Orders can be placed by calling 051 516016 or emailinfo@grantstownpriory.com.

Befriending programme – Anyone interested in joining a befriending programme please call 051561016. If you would enjoy calling to visit and chat with some elderly people in the community this programme might suit you. Training will be provided.

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.

Ballymitty Hall news

The Car Boot and Indoor Market is on the last Saturday of the month 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 are ongoing every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Ballymitty Hall. Contact John Phillips at 086 3893382 for more information.

Yoga classes – Yoga continuies in Ballymitty Hall on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Contact Ger at 083 0277053.

Monday Night Bingo – Come play at our Drive-in Bingo (Ballymitty Church Carpark) or play online via Zoom in comfort of your own home or with friends. Mondays at 8 p.m. For more info contact 089 2722808 or ballymittybingo@gmail.com.


Contacts & Deadlines

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

Well Done Geeners

There was a top-class performance from Clongeen Hurlers in the Junior A Hurling Championship Co. Final played in O’Kennedy Park, New Ross on Saturday afternoon last. They beat a very strong Ballyhogue team on a score line of 7-13 to 1-17, as they say goals wins games and they made a huge difference is this one for sure.

The hard work and commitment put in by the management team of: Mick Laffan (Manager), Dave Kiely, Padraig Dundon & Collie Byrne (selectors), Joanne Roche (Physio), has been tremendous. There was also some trojan work put in by the club officials: Tom Donovan (Chairman), PJ Whelan (Secretary) & Jim Bennett (Treasurer) and all the other hard-working committee members. Great praise also to all the sponsors, especially the main sponsor Mythen Construction for their unfailing support down the years.

Overall it was a great achievement for Clongeen GAA Club. We can now look forward to the footballers who, following on from their Intermediate A County title success from last year, will this year be playing in the Intermediate Football Championships. We look forward to more top-class performances from our players in the coming weeks–UP THE GEENERS.

Clongeen Golf Society

Week 2 of the monthly prize and the quarter finals of the match-play took place in Blackwater last week.

The first Q/F saw the once considered dark horse for the competition John Bennett take the scalp of Paraic Curtis and it has the bookies running for cover as a monster gamble on Bennett gathers pace. Large bets have been placed on Bennett at 14/1 and 12/1 and by God he is giving his punters a run for their money.

Bennett started the match like a man possessed by the spirit of Seve Ballesteros, giving a clinic in short game skills to build up an unattainable lead on the front 9. Despite Curtis’s best efforts with an impressive round of golf himself to score 34 points Bennett was not for catching and marched through to the semi-finals.

The giant slayer Jason Finn was back in action in game 2 against the imperious Collie Byrne. Byrne got himself in front on the 3rd hole with a lovely little par and managed to keep his nose in front for most of the match until a miraculous 35 foot birdie on the 17th by Finn to square the game before going down the 18th, but Finn’s luck finally ran out when he clipped the branch of a tree just off the green and could only make double bogie. Byrne duly seized his chance and made an ultra safe bogey to seal the game and squeeze through to the semis.

The bookies favourite John Tyrell was up against the in form Dave Burke in game 3. This game had all the hallmarks of a classic and was always going to be very tight. The pivotal moment in this game happened as early as the 9th hole when Tyrell was 2 down and stuck his tee shot in the ditch and had to take a penalty drop in what looked like an impossible position, but this man is the favourite for a reason.

With Burke just off the edge of the green Tyrell needed a miracle and it came in the form of a 60 degree lob wedge. With the ball in the back of his stance he drilled a low spinner into the large embankment in front of the green and the ball popped out perfectly and rolled to the edge of the hole where it died of exhaustion before dropping in the bottom of the cup which duly won Tyrell the hole and got him back to 1 down instead of what could of been 3 down. Tyrell never looked back and despite the best efforts of Burke, Tyrell lifted his game and won out in the end 3&1 and will now face John Bennett in the semis.

Game 4 was an absolute dream when Tommy O’Gorman pulverised Willie Mc and broke the course record with 6 birdies and 3 hole in ones in a faultless display of golf. He then woke up with his head in a bowl of cereal and realized it was all a dream and he had slept-in and missed his match altogether–good man Tommy.

The best score was by Collie Byrne with 35 points. The birdie club was won by our newest member Dick Keating with 2 great birdies on index’s 13 & 14. Well done Dick, David & Robert and welcome to the society. A big thanks to McDonagh’s pub for sponsoring the August monthly prize.

Next Saturday we have our Captains prize day in the Abbey par 3. We want all members to attend if possible and first tee off is scheduled for 8:50am. There will be a large selection of great prizes on the day, 4 closest to the pins, a bite to eat and a few drinks. For more info regarding the society 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 this 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.