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Shelia and Emily Furey and Finn and Claire McKiernan enjoying their day out at the Rosslare Strand Field Day on Sunday afternoon.

Shelia and Emily Furey and Finn and Claire McKiernan enjoying their day out at the Rosslare Strand Field Day on Sunday afternoon.

Shelia and Emily Furey and Finn and Claire McKiernan enjoying their day out at the Rosslare Strand Field Day on Sunday afternoon.



The patron in Barntown will be held on Sunday, August 6, with mass at 2 p.m.


As a gesture of gratitude for the immense support that the parish received this year in the Mayoral contest, a barbecue (free of charge) will take place in the newly constructed pitch at the school. A child friendly event, there will be free burgers, sausages, ice cream and juice for all who attend.

Following refreshments, the pitch and astra turf pitch will be blessed and officially opened by the Mayor (His Worship Mr Tom Dempsey). All are invited to attend this little bit of history in the making. A meeting for all who are organising the bbq will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, at the school.


All food at the barbecue following the patron will be supplied by the parish. One area that parishioners might like to help with is the baking of fresh buns. Buns are extremely convenient at a bbq as they don't require plates or cutlery. Should anyone be willing to display their baking skills, buns can be dropped to the school from noon on Sunday, August 6, where members of the organising committee will gratefully accept your produce.


Thanks to Damien Donlon, who has briefed members of the Parish Finance Committee and Mayoral candidates, on the new Website for the area. It is hoped to launch the website on the Sunday of the patron.


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.


First Friends Playschool is now taking bookings for ECCE schemes in September 2017. For more information contact Marian at 087 2332133.


Both our under-12 camogie teams played away to Buffers Alley on Wednesday. Each team had a tough game but the girls stayed true to form, with both winning their matches. Final Scores: Goliath 1: 4-2: 0 Buffers Alley. Warriors 1: 0 - 0.0 Buffers Alley

Well done to Grace, Ciara, Rachel and the Wexford under-14 camogie team who reached the group A cup final in an intercounty blitz in Ferns having beaten Cork and Dublin to get there. Unfortunately they lost in extra time by five points to Kilkenny. ߒ?ߒ?

Well done to Emma Walsh Aoife Sheil, Clodagh Jackman and the Wexford Senior camogie team who defeated Limerick on Saturday evening 1-13 to 0-11 in the last group game of the all-Ireland championship.

Hard luck to Emma Kiely, Róisín Cooney, Aisling Halligan, Clodagh Jackman, Holly Hynes, Lara O'Shea, selector Méabh Cooney and guest selector Róisin Doyle and the Wexford Minor camogie team defeated in the Leinster semi-final on Sunday in Patrick's Park 2-11 to 1-7.

COMMEMORATIVE TRAINING TOP - As part of our camogie club's 20-year celebrations we present our unique commemorative training top. Orders and deposits must be with your team manager or a committee member before Friday, July 28, No further orders will be taken after that. To view the design and get info on sizes/prices follow the link.



Both our under-10 boys' hurling teams played great games against Crossabeg-Ballymurn on Tuesday evening. Well done, lads.

Hard luck to our minor hurlers beaten by Faythe Harriers on Wednesday evening 2-15 to 3-8 and also to our under-14 boys who were defeated by HWH Bunclody in hurling during the week.


Well done to our under-21 hurlers who defeated Rathgarogue-Cushinstown on Tuesday in the first round of championship.

Our Junior B hurlers had an impressive win over Buffers Alley in Killurin on Friday evening.

It's the end of the 2017 all-Ireland championship hurling campaign for Wexfird following their Quarter Final defeat by Waterford on Sunday but it was a campaign to be proud of-well done to Mark Fanning and Gary Moore for the roles they played in it.


Well done to our super under-10 Blue team who had another great win this week at home v St Martin's. It was a strong showing from our girls with scores coming from all angles, defenders holding the opposition away and everyone giving their all right to the final whistle. Of course the Jaffa cakes supplied by coach Dee were a welcome reward at the end. Well done, everyone.

Race day fundraiser for Wexford Ladies' Football: At Wexford Racecourse on Friday, July 28. First race 5.30. Tickets €10 if purchased in advance from committee or €15 otherwise on the gate. Our club are required to sell a minimum number of tickets so please support. Please contact Barry Kirwan, Dave Ferriter or Nigel Morrissey for tickets.


Notices for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown area notes should be emailed to hillaryobrien@eircom.net or alternatively, phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.


Garden open day

Paula Hore Mount Eaton Tomhaggard will have a garden open day on Sunday, August 6, from 1 p.m. till 6 p.m. in aid of Tomhaggard Church Funds. All are welcome to come along for this worthy cause and to see all the lovely gardens.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Robert Cousins, Ballask, Kilmore and Elise Devereux, who got married last week. Robert is son of Mary and Peter and Elise is daughter of Moll and John. We wish this couple many happy years of married life to gether.

Good news

The good news in the parish is that our PP Fr Doyle is recovering slowly week by week and all the people of parish are praying for him and wish him all the best with his illness.

Camogie News

Our under-14s have had a great year to date with hosting the feile in June. Next Saturday evening they play in the county semi-final v Horeswood at 7.30 in Cushinstown. We would like to wish the girls and mentors the very best of luck and your support would be appricated by them.

Our junior B's play Buffers Alley on Tuesday night at 7.30 in Kilmore. Best of luck ladies and come down to support our women at home game.

Country Music Festival

The Southeast Country Music Festival, featuring Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Jimmy Buckley, Cliona Hagan and Lee Matthews, takes place on Sunday, July 30, in Killag. Gates open 11 a.m. See southeastcountrymusicfestival.com for more details. Tickets on sale now at local outlets and online: €25 per person, under-12s free when accompanied by an adult.

For information on buses to the festival please contact Billy O'Brien Bus Hire, Ballycogley at 087 2501438 or Markie Sinnott, Clongeen Transport Services at 087 2407755.


The annual novena and festival dedicated to St Anne runs from the 18th to July 26 Mass each evening at 7.30 p.m.

Fringe events in the Social Centre include Pongo on the 26th. Variety night on the 25th. The closing Mass will be open air in the grotto on Wednesday the 26th and will be celebrated by Bishop Denis Brennan.

Further information is available in churches and shops in the Kilmore area and on our Tomhaggard Village Facebook page.

office holidays

Due to staff holidays the following opening hours will apply over the next two weeks at the Bridgetown Information and Resource Centre.

Closed on Monday and Monday, July 24 and 31. Open on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25 and 26, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 1 and two, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Caroreigh field day

The 49th Caroreigh field day will be held this Sunday, July 30, with kick off at 1.30 p.m. with Fancy Dress and Vintage Parade led by New Ross and District Pipe Band.

All the usual stalls will be in full swing for you all to enjoy. There will be the usual Children's Races, Dog Show, barbecue, tea, Grand raffle etc. etc. Come along and enjoy the afternoon chatting with old friends.

Dancing at Camross

The August dance will be held in Camross Ballroom on Friday, August 4, with music by Brendan and Patricia Lee. Dancing from 10 p.m. to midnight, admission is €8 including the tea.

Athletic Club news

It been an historic 2017 Track and field season for the Taghmon Athletic Club, taking home 12 individual all-Ireland medals.

Aisling Kelly took an astonishing three medals silver in the under-15 100m and 200m and a bronze medal in the long jump.

Pádraig Hore brought home two impressive medals, winning Gold in the under-18 discus, and bronze in the shot Putt. His Gold medal in the discus has secured him a place on the Irish team in the Celtic games in August.

Brothers Joseph under-18 and James Hanlon under-16 took a silver medal each in the walks. Bronagh O'Hanlon took a bronze medal in the under-17 hammer.

All five of our athletes that qualified to compete in the all-Ireland's won a medal in each event entered. This is a remarkable achievement.

We had five athletes compete in the all-Ireland B standard championships, where four of the girls took home a medal, again this is an incredible return which has shown great dedication training and perseverance by all athletes involved. Muireann Hore under-16 was second in the shot putt.

Hannah Roche Kelly under-16 was third in the 100m. Dearbhla O'Hanlon under-15 was third in the high jump, and Caoimhe Reville under-12 was third in the shot putt. Orlaith O'Hanlon also competed.

A fantastic achievement and some glorious history made for all 10 athletes in the all-Ireland finals in Tullamore this July. Your families and club are extremely proud of each one of you. The training and commitment has given rise to such success. Very well done.

Taghmon ICA

The last meeting before the summer holidays took place recently. Following the tradition this was a garden meeting. This year it took place in the garden of Jim and Joan Bell. Thank you both. Business was kept to a minimum.

The meeting opened with a vote of sympathy with Bernie Delaney on her sad berevement and with Fr Gorman on his berevement. Plans were made for our summer outing which took place to Fairbrook House in Kilmeaden and Waterford City.

Congratulations to Mella Winters, who won the Federation heat of the brown bread competition. Mella will travel to An Grianan in August for the next round. Eight people will go forward from An Grianan to the finals at the Ploughing Match in September. Good luck Mella.

After a tour of Jim and Joan's lovely garden a lovely supper was enjoyed including the usual strawberries and cream. President Mary Noonan wished everyone a lovely summer and hoped to see all back again in September. The competition for the nicest rose was won by Mary Monaghan.

The September meeting takes place on September 20 in the Scout Hall at 7.30. New members welcome. The competition will be for the best summer photo, so get snapping ladies.

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