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Around the districts: Adamstown, Bree-Galbally, Clonard

Adamstown: Youth Garda Awards - Congratulations to Megan Bulter on receiving her Youth Garda Award. Megan has been a student for the past six years and is currently our Head Girl. She has been recognised for her achievements at the annual school awards and on the sports field.

Outside the school she is an avid sportsperson, and played with Kilkenny United Women's Football club in 2015 and 2017.

She currently plays for Adamstown Ladies Soccer Club and under-19s County Wexford Gaynor and for the Women's County Soccer team. Upon trials in Ireland and London Megan was offered a sports scholarship in America and this scholarship will enable her to study while playing her favourite sport.

Megan is a remarkable student that possesses the combination of personality and leadership skills that makes others want to follow her or in her direction. Megan really is a shining example to others.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, April 12, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 12th will be Breda Whelan, Deirdre Whelan and Bessie Fortune. Catering on Friday the 19th will be Rosie Siggins, Maria Murphy and Maura Barden. This finishes the year's rota, if anyone else would be prepared to cater for the card, please let Fr Nolan know. Catering on Friday, April 26, will be Breda Bolger, Helen Furlong and Liz Furlong. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, April 12, in the community centre for a jackpot of €4,800. Do keep on buying the tickets and in doing so you are supporting our local GAA, Soccer and parish.

Coláiste Abbain News

OUR NEW GAA KIT - Past student John Murphy Brothers presented our GAA teams with a new kit and jerseys this week. We are very grateful for their generous sponsorship. A big thanks to Mr Lillis for his assistance in getting this new kit.

WEXFORD ENTERPRISE AWARD WINNERS 2019 - Well done to Junior Section Winner Jack Cullen for his business Jack's Class Glass. Jack will now go forward to the national finals in Croke Park and we wish him all the best.

Other winners were Brianna and Sam with their B & S Cups and Saucers and Nikhitta - Kita's Memories. Another big winner was teacher Rita Breen, who won the prestigious award of Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year 2019. Well done everyone, fantastic achievements.

Lourdes Draw

All tickets and money to be returned on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m., in the Parochial House and hopefully we will be able to send three parishioners on the pilgrimage this year. Draw takes place at Mass on Palm Sunday, April 14. Thanks for your continued support.


Our condolences to James Dobbs (Cullen's Gala) and all the family on the death of his grandfather James (Jim) Dobbs, Cherryorchard, Enniscorthy. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Aidan's Cathedral on Thursday last with burial in St Mary's Cemetery.

Our sympathy also to Phil Mahon, Woodview Drive and all the family on the death of his brother Francis (The Boxer) Mahon, The Villas, Clonroche. His funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday in St Clement's Church, Cloughbawn with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May they rest in peace.


Hope Cancer Centre CD

Singer Peter Hughes of Galbally has produced a five track CD in aid of the Hope Centre, Enniscorthy. The CD, which includes his No.1 Hit single 'Keep on the Sunny Side', is on sale locally and in the Cancer Support Shop on Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy at €10. Support would be appreciated.

Bree ICA

The AGM of Bree ICA will be held in Bree Community Centre on April 16 at 8 p.m. A committee meeting will be held on April 9 at 8 p.m.

GAA Registration

Ballyhogue GAA registration night on this Wednesday from 6.45 to 7.20 p.m. in GAA complex.

Easter Monday Fun in Galbally

Get your ducks for the Galbally Sports and Leisure Club's duck race. The event will be held on Monday, April 22, at Wilton Mills, Craan. The race will start at 3 p.m., with ducks costing €10 each.

On the same day, Monday, April 22, there will be an indoor and outdoor market/car boot sale on from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. €15 per stall/pitch. For enquiries and bookings contact Dawn at 087 8306206.

Join the fun, take part in the Easter egg hunt and meet the Easter bunny. All funds raised go towards the renovation of Galbally Hall. Come along and contribute to the renovation of our local hall and the rejuvenation of our local community.

Bree Playground Fundraiser

Phase two of the Bree Playground has been approved and is due for completion by the end of April. Support is needed to share the responsibility of the monitoring and paying for our playground. Donations are welcome on instagram or Facebook app 'gofundme.com/breeplayground'. Your support for this wonderful new facility for all children in our locality would be very much appreciated.

Macra Reunion

Wexford Macra na Feirme are organising a Reunion and dinner dance to celebrate their 70th Anniversary. The event will take place in the Riverside Park Hotel on Saturday, April 13, at 7.30 p.m.

All past and current members of Bree Macra are encouraged to come along and enjoy the memories as we take Macra in Wexford into the next decade.

Tickets are available from all club officers, by contacting 086 0825018 or emailing breemacra@gmail.com.

CEP Scheme

Applications are being sought for the following positions on the Bree/Glynn CEP Scheme: Child Care Worker in Bri Beag, Child Care Worker in Galbally Playschool, Cleaner for Bri Beag and Bree Community Centre, Clerical Assistant in Bree. Applications can be submitted to Bree PO or to chairman Cathal Byrne. See CEP website for further details.

Community Games News

Best wishes to all local participants involved in quiz, Swimming and Talent county finals coming up shortly. Entries are still open for the Talent, Pitch and Putt and handball till April 11.

For info on all Community Games activities see the National Community Games website or contact area secretary Clare Doyle 087 4151350.

Well done to all participants taking part in the recent Handwriting and art county finals. Orlaith Flynn won a silver medal in the under-12 Handwriting. Ava Carberry won the bronze medal in under-eight art, Luke Jordan won silver in the under-10 Art and Sam Devereux won gold in the under-10 Art. Sam will represent the local area and Co Wexford at the national finals in Limerick in May.

Bree AC News

Outdoor training for Bree AC athletes takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Ballyhogue GAA Grounds. Little Athletics for 4-8 years has resumed on Mondays only in the top field from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The next outing for the club will be St Senan's AC Open Sports on Easter Monday. Congratulations to Darra Casey on winning the gold medal in the National Indoor under-17 60m Hurdles in Athlone recently.

Schools Report

Well done to students of Scoil Mhuire NS Ballyhogue, who took part in the An Taisce National Spring Clean on Wednesday last. The children picked several bags of rubbish from the local area.

Ballyhogue GAA lotto

The numbers drawn were 11, 12, 23 and 26. No jackpot winner. Match-three winners €35 each: Ciaran and Anne O'Dowd, Nicholas and Eithne Doyle, Breda Cahill.

Bree Bingo Bree Bingo continues every Tuesday at 9 p.m. in Byrnes of Bree. €10 per book and extra bonus sheets will be sold on the night for €2.

Galbally Tractor Run

The annual Galbally Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, May 26.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, April 3. This week's winning numbers: five - 19 - 21 - 25. No jackpot winner. Nine match-three winners receive €72 each: Wexford Working Man's Club; Lena Doyle; Glen McManus; Bernie Concar; Mary Reville; S Duggan; Tony and Audrey; Ann Healy, and Veronica O'Toole.

Jackpot for Wednesday, April 10, is €5,300. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or from any promoter. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter, please call to the parish office to have it arranged. Results available on clonardparish.ie or Facebook.

Church news

Parish Notices: Reconciliation Service: Palm Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m. Ministry Day: April 28 in Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre. Please collect your invitation to the Ministry Day from the sacristy and return your reply by Friday, April 19.

Easter Services: Holy Thursday: 7 p.m. - Mass of the Lord's Supper. Good Friday: midday - Stations of the Cross for children. 3 p.m. - The Passion of the Lord. 9 p.m. - Prayer around the Cross. Holy Saturday: 9 p.m. - Easter Vigil. Easter Sunday: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11.30 a.m. From Monday, April 22, to Friday, April 26, Mass will be on at 11 a.m. daily. There will be no evening Mass. Normal Mass times resume on Saturday, April 27.

Diocese Of Ferns Pilgrimage To Lourdes 2019: from May 11 to May 16. Five nights. Cost from €749 per person. Highlights include Mass at the Grotto, Anointing of the sick, Torchlight Procession and Blessed Sacrament Procession. To arrange booking please call 01 2410802.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima: from October 9 to October 16. Led By: Bishop Denis Brennan. Pilgrimage Directors: Fr Thomas Doyle and Fr Denis Browne. Seven nights, full board at Hotel Catolica. Price: €785 per person sharing.

Clonard Guiding Unit

Thanks to everyone who came and had great fun at our Brigin's 40th birthday party. If you are around the church and centre have a look at the beautiful tree we planted and our memory stones in the garden. March was busy but April is full of fun also. The leaders are doing the Hope and Dream 10km walk. We have a unit Easter egg hunt and fun day. We will be out helping with the spring clean and to end off the Rangers will have a weekend away in Glendalough. If you'd like to join us come along any Tuesday or contact us at clonard.cygnetsbrigins@gmail.com.

Blue 5KM Fun Run/Walk

The Blue 5KM Fun Run/Walk in aid of the Rainbow Unit (For Children on the Autism Spectrum) Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts takes place on Sunday, April 14, at midday Starts and Finishes at Scoil Mhuire, Chip timed, prizes, family friendly. Register on the day from 10.30 a.m. or online njuko.net/bluefunrun2019.

SVP bric-à-brac

The St Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and Bric'a' Brac Sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas St on Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. - 12.45pm.

Loreto table quiz

The parents' council of Loreto Wexford Secondary School will host a table quiz on Friday, April 12, in Wexford Golf Club at 8 p.m. Table of four €20. Fantastic Prizes on the night. Proceeds in aid of the School Library.

Na Fianna Clonard

Our Easter Camp takes place from Monday, April 15 - Wednesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp will be run between Na Fianna, St John's Volunteers and Clonard Volunteers Ladies' Football club. Both Hurling and Football skills will be coached. Opened to both boys and girls, members and non-members. Cost is €10 per child and includes a T-shirt. To book call Mary at 087 9967925.

Our under-11 boys got the season off to a start with a blitz in Blackwater, the boys didn't have a successful day but lots of fun was had by this very young team. The under-nine boys were out on Sunday, March 31, in Pairc Gharman, they had a better day with a win, draw and a loss. Looking forward to their next matches.

Underage boys and girls training continue every Tuesday evening in St Peter's college from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., hopefully moving out onto the pitch over Easter Holidays. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for updates. New members welcome. Hurls and Helmets provided if needed.

Congratulations to Aggie Mahoney on winning split-the-pot. Envelopes can be purchased from committee members, local shops and available on our website, clonardgaa.ie.

Spring Cleaning - We will take any unwanted clothing/bed linen etc. Contact Aidan Gilbert at 087 6285254 to arrange pick up or for further information.

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