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Around the Districts: Adamstown to Bannow/Ballymitty


Tommy Keating from Carrig-on-Bannow taking part in the Clongeen All Vehicles benefit run.

Tommy Keating from Carrig-on-Bannow taking part in the Clongeen All Vehicles benefit run.

Tommy Keating from Carrig-on-Bannow taking part in the Clongeen All Vehicles benefit run.



Community Games meeting

We are looking to form a committee to bring back Community Games to Adamstown, Newbawn and Raheen. If you have any interest in getting involved or getting some more information please come along to Adamstown Community Centre on Thursday, November 18, at 7.30 p.m.

GAA news

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Mass for deceased members of St Abban’s Adamstown GAA, Ladies’ Gaelic Football and camogie club will take place in St Abban’s Church, Adamstown at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, Adamstown lotto results.

The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Monday, November 8, were four five 1013. There was no jackpot winner. The following five players matched three numbers and each got €40, John Hanley, the Boola, Mna le Cheile c/o Ann McDonald, Edel English, Coonogue, Eddie Furlong, Misterin and Aidan and Bridget Thorpe, Newtown. The next draw is on Monday, November 22, for a jackpot of €11,000 worth buying a ticket and it could be a lovely Christmas for you.

Shamrock Vintage Club AGM

The annual general meeting of the Shamrock Vintage Club will take place on Tuesday, November 16, at 9 p.m. in Raheen. New members welcome. Membership due on that night.

Adamstown ICA News

Adamstown ICA have provisionally booked the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola, for the annual senior citizen’s Christmas party on Sunday, December 12. Anyone interested in attending please contact Helen at 086 3454036, or Sheelagh at 087 9856504 with your contact details. Due to the ongoing daily increase in Covid cases, this may be cancelled. In the meantime, stay safe and look after each other.


We offer our sympathy to the family of the late Bridget Naughnane (née Fortune), Killurin, who died on Thursday last. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St Laurence’s Church, Glynn on Saturday, November 4, followed by burial in Adamstown Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

St Abban’s Boxing Club

St Abban’s Boxing Club had a fantastic win with Jack Egan in the Celtic Box Club last weekend. He had two competitions where he won the semi-finals by a unanimous decision and then went on to the finals where he won by a split decision 4: one. Well done Jack and continued success to the club.

Community Centre Craft Fair

Adamstown Community Centre is running a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 11, from midday till 5 p.m. Tables are limited. Phone 087 9539291 to book your spot. We will be running a Christmas Raffle on the day with lots of great prizes. Tickets will be on sale soon. All proceeds will go towards the running of the community centre.

November Masses for the Holy Souls.

The following November Masses will take place as follows: Monday, November 22 – Tomgarrow, Misterin, Rathkyle, Adamstown, Coolnagree. Tuesday, November 23 – Oldcourt, Brocurra, Doononey, Woodview Drive. Wednesday, November 24 – The Leap, Knockreigh, Coonogue. Thursday, November 25 – Kellystown, Chapel, Raheenduff, The Barracks. Friday, November 26 – Glenour, Ballyvergin, Rathsilla, Fairfields. Each evening we will gather in St Abban’s Church at 7.30 p.m. All present will receive a candle, which will be left lighting before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.

Tidy Towns – Christmas Cards

Adamstown Tidy Towns are currently selling Christmas Cards showcasing St Abban’s Cross, Adamstown Castle, Knockreigh Grotto, St Abban’s Church and the Calvary Cross in the New Graveyard. We would especially like to thank local company PM printing for their advice and expertise in obtaining the finished product. Packs of five (assorted) cards are currently available in Cullen’s Gala Supermarket at €5 each. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Parish council

The parish is very fortunate that Fr O’Reilly continues to make himself available following the sad passing of our parish priest Fr Martin Byrne whos month’s mind Mass was held on Sunday last.

Baptisms: Ballymore first Sat. of the month, Mayglass third Sat. of the month. To arrange First Friday sick calls please contact Florence (087 9623138) or Fr O’Reilly.

Euro Million Syndicate

We are still waiting on the big win but good things come to those who wait. Our €2,021 Millions Syndicate comes to an end at the end of November. Syndicate membership for 2022 will remain the same, €30 for a full year membership. The club will be making contact with current syndicate members over the coming weeks for anyone who wishes to join again for 2022. After current members have been contacted, the syndicate may open to new members not exceeding the capped total membership.

Killinick ICA

The local guild has held a number of well attended meetings during the recent past with a number of very interesting topics up for discussion.

Mary Quirke thanked everyone for their flowers and get-well card when she was a patient in hospital and best wishes for a speedy recovery were sent to Dee Devereux following her stay in hospital. The competition for the last meeting was for the best handmade Christmas decoration.

During the meeting Mary Codd from the Flower Pot was helping with the making of a Christmas table centre. The hostesses on the night were Breda Wright and Kathleen Nolan. The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 6, St Fintan’s.

An early morning throw – in at Tagoat on a bright Saturday morning saw St Fintan’s junior B football team take on Crossabeg-Ballymurn in the final of the Enniscorthy Farms Systems Wexford District championship. The game was slow to get going but provided a great deal of excitement with plenty of action in and about both goal mouths.

At the break the ‘over the water’ men held a two-point lead 0-05 to 0-03 and hard as they fought during the second half the St Fintan’s men could not close the gap with both side scoring five points to leave the final score line Crossabeg-Ballymurn 0-10 to 0-08.

Coiste na nÓg

The Our Lady’s Island/St Fintan’s under-17 football team took the short trip to Rathangan where it took on the home side St Anne’s in the semi-final of the Forth Mountain Wexford People Division 1 cup.

This turned out to be a very exciting and close contest with very little between the sides at any stage, but when the final whistle sounded St Anne’s had prevailed by a single point 1-11 to 2-07.


In late October the arts and entertainment lost a great contributor in the sad passing of Dolores Deacon RIP of Courtown, Gorey Co. Wexford.

An actress, adjudicator and director she had enjoyed great sucess in her long number of years with Gorey Little Theatre and described herself as a ‘Poacher turned gamekeeper’. She will be a great loss to entertainment and speech and drama. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam Dilis.

Club lotto

St Fintan’s GAA Club in association with St Mary’s Rosslare will hold its fundraising weekly lotto each Tuesday night and the numbers drawn last week were 10, 20, 27 and 28. The jackpot now stands at €8,150. We had one match three Walter Kelly and the previous week we had Robert Rowe.

Tickets are €2 each and are available from the usual sellers and local shops, a subscription for 10 weeks for €20 is available by contacting Sharon at 086 1787498. Revenue from the lotto has been vital to the club developments of the last number years aswell as assisting with the ongoing and ever-increasing general running costs of the club. Your support is very much appreciated.

Drive In Bingo

The St Fintan’s drive in bingo will once again be held on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. with gates opened at 3.15 p.m. with a jackpot of €1,200 plus a game four jackpot of €1,000. We once again thank you for your generous support.


The St Fintan’s GAA Club is currently selling raffle tickets with a Ford 3000 Pre-Force Tractor as the prize. Tickets are €5 each or a book of five for 20 euro. All proceeds are going to the provision of an indoor training facility and gym. The draw takes place on December 10 and we appreciate your support.

Celebration night

To celebrate our junior hurling county title victory the club will host a dinner dance/medal presentation in the Danby Lodge hotel on Friday, December 10, with a four-course dinner, live band and Dj on the night. Tickets are €45 per person and there is a limited capacity on the night so please book your tickets early. Contact Shane Sinnott, Eoin Cummings or Ciara Murphy or contact Sharon by text.

St Fintan’s Ladies

The St Fintan’s ladies’ football club will hold its annual general meeting on this Tuesday, November 16, at 7.30 p.m. in the club house in Ballymore.


GAA Club news

This weeks lotto numbers: 16, 17, 18 & 19. No winner. No Match 3s. Lucky Dip Mark Peters, Lorraine Dempsey. Next weeks Jackpot €10,000.

Congratulations to our Junior B football team who won the District Final last week.

Craft Fair

A Craft Fair will take place in Ballymurn Hall on Sunday 28th November from 11am to 4pm. Why not come along and grab some bargains. Tea, coffee etc served on the day. Also raffle for some beautiful prizes.


The Norman Way

An information evening will be held in Grantstown on Tuesday, November 16. This information evening is open to businesses, community groups, school representatives and members of the public who are local to the Norman Way route.

The route stretches from Rosslare Harbour, along the south coast of the county, to New Ross. See thenormanway.com for an exact representation of the sites that comprise the route.

This public meeting will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about the Norman Way and how it can positively impact their businesses and communities.

Please RSVP to hello@thenormanway.com noting which of the information evenings listed above you will be attending or let us know using this Facebook Event. Thank you.

Please Note: A Covid Vaccination Certificate and matching Photo IDwill need to be shown before entry to the organised indoor events listed above and masks are required.

Grantstown News

Bingo News – The snowball which was €560 was won last week. Congratulations to our lucky winner. Bingo as usual tomorrow night with a brand new snowball. Why not come along and try your luck.

Volunteers – If you have some free time on your hands and are willing to volunteer here in Grantstown please give us a call. There are many roles that a volunteer can fill and we are more than happy to chat to anyone who is interested in the role. Please call at 051561016.

CE Scheme Vacancies – We currently have a number of positions available on our CE Scheme. We need carers, Kitchen assistants and a maintenance person here in Grantstown Daycare Centre. If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment or are unemployed for over 12 months, you may be 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. You will also keep your social welfare entitlements for up to three years.

The positions involve working 19.5 hours per week. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you at 051 561016 or email info@grantstownpriory.com or contact your local Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and express your interest in the available positions.

GAA club notes

A very well done to the intermediate team today who came out on top to stay up in the intermediate ranks for another year. They beat St Mary’s Rosslare at a very windy Hollymount today on a scoreline of 1-09 to nine points. Well done boys great stuff seen all over the pitch on Saturday. Well done Chick, Ger, Jack and the squad.

Ballymitty Hall – Dates for Diary

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

Monday Night Bingo – Ballymitty Bingo every Monday night at 8 p.m. Looking for something to do these long evenings. Come play at our drive-in bingo (Ballymitty Church Carpark) longest running Drive-in bingo or maybe try our new option of playing online via Zoom if you feel more comfortable at home. We can help set up Zoom on your phone/laptop/tablet and talk you through how it works. For more info contact 089 2722808 or ballymittybingo@gmail.com.

Ballymitty Bingo is a fundraiser in aid of the new Ballymitty Community Centre.

Social dancing

Dancing continues in Carrig-on-Bannow Community centre for November with music as follows: Friday 19th Laurence Campion from Laois and Friday 26th Dick and Ted.


This week’s lucky winner was Sue O’Brien winning €352.