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Lucy and Abbie Salm at the County Wexford Garden and Flower Club's 50th anniversary show in Johnstown Castle on Saturday.

Lucy and Abbie Salm at the County Wexford Garden and Flower Club's 50th anniversary show in Johnstown Castle on Saturday.

Lucy and Abbie Salm at the County Wexford Garden and Flower Club's 50th anniversary show in Johnstown Castle on Saturday.



Glynn/Barntown Community Games were well represented at the County Athletics Finals last Sunday in The Hub Enniscorthy with a team of 26 athletes. Each child gave everything on the track and field on the day.

Medal winners are as follows: U10 Hudles: Ciara Laffan 1st. U8 80m: Shane Laffan: 2nd. U10 100m: Cian Donovan 2nd, Lea Bolger 2nd. U12 600m : Clara Kelly 3rd. U14 100m: Ailbhe White 2nd. U10 Mixed Relay: 2nd. U12 Girls Relay: 3rd. U12 Ball Throw: Jane Duggan 1st, Shannon Codd: 3rd

Ciara and Jane will go forward to represent Wexford at the National Finals on the weekdend of 18th August in Abbotstown. We wish them the very best of luck.


Jackie and Davie Power would like to extend an open invitation to their 'Garden open day' on Saturday, July 15, in Cornwall Killurin. Donations accepted for 'Family Carers Ireland'. Your support would be very much appreciated. Thank you.


Due to the Leinster final on July 2, our annual tractor run will be postponed till July 16 More details to follow.


On Sunday, July 16, a jumble sale will take place in St Joseph's Club in aid of Relay for Life Charity. We are looking for 20 Traders to set up tables and sell your goods. The cost per table is €20, which will go directly to the charity. There will also be a 'Donations' Table so if any one has bric-a-brac around the house no longer of use, you can donate - money raised from this table will also go directly to the Relay for Life Charity. For anyone with a sweet tooth, there will be a cake stall so if you love baking and would like to donate to this table, please feel free to do so. Anybody, who would like to book a table please contact Oona Mc.Donald (Barntown) on Facebook or call at 087 7964069. Thank you.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Pádraig, Rebecca and Seán Hore on the passing of their beloved wife and mother Lorraine. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. RIP.


First Friends Playschool summer Camp will take place the first two weeks in July. Also now taking bookings for ECCE schemes in September. For more information contact Marian at 087 2332133.


Tara Villa Childcare is now enrolling for September 2017 and spaces are limited. We are offering two free ECCE pre-school/montessori years for children from three years up to school-going age. Also available is a part time sessional service for children from two years upwards, We are also offering a 'before and after school' service as well as a Homework Club in Barntown National School. All enquiries to Catherine at 087 4476858 or 053 9120066.


Our under-14 CAMOGIE team had an outstanding win over Rathnure in championship on Wednesday evening in Killurin.

Well done to our under-16 CAMOGIE team who took on Oulart-The Ballagh in championship in Killurin on Saturday morning and defeated them 4-4 to 0-6.

Well done to Chloe, Clodagh, Aoife and the Wexford Intermediate camogie team on their win over Antrim on Saturday - hard luck to the two Emmas and the Wexford Senior camogie team defeated by Cork on Saturday.

Our Senior camogie team put in a fantastic performance in their first championship game of 2017 v St Ibar's in Hollymount on Monday evening. Having led most of the game they were disappointed to let the lead slip and we're defeated by two points in the end.

Our Junior B team battled hard in their first round championship 2017 game v Taghmon-Camross but were unfortunately beaten.


Our under-nine hurlers won the 'B' final in Naas at a blitz on Saturday morning with two great wins and a draw in their earlier matches. Well done, chaps.

Our under-12 hurlers travelled to Thurles to take part in a blitz on Saturday morning and really enjoyed the outing.

Our under-10 hurlers headed to Naas for a blitz also on Saturday morning.

Well done to our under-14 Rising Stars team who defeated St Martin's on Monday evening 4-6 to 1-4.

Well done to our under-14 footballers who had a super championship win over Ballinastragh Gaels on Friday evening 8-9 to 1-7.

Our under-16 hurlers were just pipped at the post by Slaney Gaels on Monday evening 4-10 to 5-6.

The Cúl Camps 2017 gear will be distributed from the clubhouse 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Thursday evening for those who booked before the deadline.


Our Senior hurlers were also Thurles bound on Saturday morning as they took part in the senior section of the blitz defeating St Vincent's to take the shield title.

Club and county descended on Croke Park on Sunday with high hopes for a Leinster Senior hurling title but despite their great efforts it was not to be - hard luck to Mark, Gary and their team mates who will no doubt lift themselves in Model army style and lead us back into battle for the qualifiers in Páirc Uí Rinn in the near future.


Glynn-Barntown Coiste na nÓg and camogie clubs were extremely proud to have no less than three club members represent their schools, club and county when they were selected to play at half time in Sundays Leinster Senior hurling final in Croke Park. Lizzie Walsh (Glynn NS) and Caitlin Garnett and Daragh Murphy (both Barntown NS) were all on display and all three showed great talent. Daragh (son of Larry of Wexford '96 fame) also shared the honour of bearing the Bob O'Keeffe cup on to the pitch to its place on the pedestal with a young Galway player.


A big thank you to all who took part in yesterday's annual Glynn-Barntown GAA Club golf classic in St Helen's Rosslare and to all who worked hard to organise the event and man the posts on the day.

RESULTS: Longest Drive-Martin Bradley-(Prize -Hotel Curracloe voucher); Nearest Pin-3- Joe Bohanna-(Prize -Oil Voucher); 7- Jerry McCarthy-(Prize- Hurl); 11- Mary Murphy-(Prize -Oil Voucher); 17- Shane Kehoe-(Prize- Golfing Top)

GUI: 1st place- 101 pts- Tom O Brien -prize-Faithlegg House Hotel golfing and stay over voucher for 4. 2nd place-96 pts-Ger Walsh- Midlands Park Hotel Voucher B & B for 4. 3rd place- 93 pts- Joe Cashe- Woodbrook House Hotel round of golf and meal voucher. Non GUI: Joe Bohanna-Golf for 4 in St Helens Rosslare Well done to all.


Notices for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown area notes should be e-mailed to: hillaryobrien@eircom.net or alternatively, phone or text Hillary on 087 2028 065.



Split-the-pot winner winner this week was Steve Byrne, who won €850. Enjoy your winnings Steve. The lucky ticket was bought in Celtic Linen. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Community Centre

Ongoing activities as follows: Bingo - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points; Taekwon-Do - Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., contact Pat O'Rourke 053 9145773; Dance Fit Classes - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., contact Amanda Burke 087 9713339.

We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo on Monday Nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (once every 4-6 weeks). Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the Community Centre at 053 9139328.

The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information please contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328.

Tennis for Adults

During the month of July the courts at St Martin's will be running sessions for adult beginners/improvers. These sessions can be availed of by non-members at a fee of €2 per night PAYG. Come along any Wednesday during the month of July from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and give it a go. Rackets and balls will be supplied.

Junior Tennis

Parks Junior Tennis will run at St Martin's Piercestown during the four weeks of July for ages 6-16. Players can join for 1, 2, three or four weeks. Registration takes place at the courts on Friday, June 30, from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Summer Palooza

The first annual summer Palooza party takes place on July 8 in St Martin's GAA complex from 8 p.m. till late. There will be a barbecue, 80's disco, marquee on balcony, prosecco table, outside bottle bar. Tickets €10. Thi si s a strictly over-18s event. Contact Tracy at 087 9755563 for tickets.

Open Garden Day

On Sunday, July 9, you are invited to an Open Garden Day by Alice Mernagh at Moorfields, Wexford (top of Starvhall Lane). Tea and refreshments will be available as will a raffle and plant sale. All donations are welcome.

This charity event is in aid of Dogs for Disabled. Charity No.17821 This unique charity founded in 2007 trains assistance dogs to help children and adults with a disability to carry out a range of practical tasks in order to achieve greater independance. Please come along and support this worthy cause.

Swim week

Wexford Water Safety annual Swim Week takes place at Carne beach starting Monday, July 10, to July 16, Beginners level up to Safety four. Registration at 9.45 a.m. at Carne Beach on Monday, July 10. For further info or to book contact Sinéad at 087 6559323 or check wexfordwatersafety.ie.


Dancing at Camross

The July dance will be held in Camross Ballroom on this Friday, July 7, with music and song by the ever popular Checkers. Dancing 10 p.m. to midnight; admission €8 including the tea.

Caroreigh field day

The annual Caroreigh field day, in aid of parochial funds, will be held on Sunday, July 30, starting at 1.30 p.m. with the very popular Fancy Dress and vintage parade. All the usual stalls will be in full swing. Raffle tickets now on sale. More new later.

St Garvan's Well

The annual ecumenical service will be held in St Garvan's Well, Caroreigh on Saturday, July 8, at 8.30 p.m., following 8 p.m. Mass in St Garvan's Church. Help will be required at the Well on Tuesday, July 4, at 7.30 p.m. to get the venue tidied and ready for Saturday evening.

Community Games

Well done to the 38 athletes from the Taghmon Area, who took part in this year's county Community Games athletics final at the Hub, Enniscorthy on Sunday, June 25. While not everyone can come home from the competition with a medal we do hope that all the young athletes came home feeling deservedly proud of themselves for participating in friendly rivalry with other areas, for striving their best in their competitions and for flying the blue and yellow flag for our area. Thank you to the parents for taking the time to bring their young athletes along to compete at the Community Games competition. We hope the experience was an enjoyable one for everyone, despite the waiting around (ball throw...)

Again this year we had athletes who were competing for the first time on a track, as well as newcomers to relay events. A special thanks to Sharon Murphy, from Taghmon-Camross GAA, for the use of the flags. A big thank you also to Oliver Kelly, Tony Kelly and Arthur Mery for their days work volunteering at the event. Thank you to everyone who cheered on our athletes or helped out on the day from listening out for announcements, banner bearing in the parade, to ensuring children made their events on time.

Congratulations to those who achieved medal placings. Tom Reville won silver in the under-8 60 metre; Jack Cullen won bronze in the under-12s ball throw; Ben O'Toole won gold in under-12s 600 metre;

Devan Colfer won silver in under-14 shot putt; Hazel O'Keefe won bronze in under-14 long jump; Chloe O'Toole won gold in under-14 100 metre;

Derbhla O'Hanlon won gold in under-16 high jump; Muireann Hore won gold in under-16 discus; Aisling Kelly won gold in under-16 200 metre; Hannah Roche Kelly won bronze in under-16 100 metre.

There were medal placings for three of the Taghmon relay teams as follows; Bronze - under-13 mixed relay team - Chloe Doyle, Andrea O'Keefe, Ben O'Toole, Daniel Ruane and sub Hazel O'Keefe; Silver - under-15 mixed relay team - Derbhla O'Hanlon, Aisling Kelly, Devan Colfer and Evan O'Grady; Gold - under-16 girls relay team - Hannah Roche Kelly, Derbhla O'Hanlon, Aisling Kelly and Muireann Hore.

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