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Around the districts: Adamstown, Bree-Galbally, Clonard and Glynn-Barntown


Mary Barron, Breda Moore and Breda Rossiter at the 80s night and lip-sync show in Glynn Barntown GAA clubhouse

Mary Barron, Breda Moore and Breda Rossiter at the 80s night and lip-sync show in Glynn Barntown GAA clubhouse

Mary Barron, Breda Moore and Breda Rossiter at the 80s night and lip-sync show in Glynn Barntown GAA clubhouse

Adamstown - Cards: The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, May 10, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 10th will be Angela Dooley, Elizabeth Doyle and Maria Carty. Catering on Friday the 17th will be Catherine Moore, Kathleen O'Connor, Nancy Walsh and Tina Whelan. Catering on Friday the 24th will be Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond and Catherine Furlong. Catering on Friday the 31st will be Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, April 26, were: Matty Sullivan, Pat Murphy, Bridie Dillon, Chris Byrne, Phil Jackman and John Hanley.

Adamstown lotto

The next draw in the Adamstown lotto takes place this Friday, May 10, in the community centre.

Adamstown NS split-the-pot draw

The school winner on the draw on May 1 was Rory Kelly. Paul Cullen was the winner of €84. Thanks for your support.

Vintage Club Presentation

Shamrock Vintage Club had their 'Presentation Night' from their very successful Pat Byrne Road Run on Friday, April 26, in Cullen's Lounge. Vintage club representatives Phil Jackman and Mogue Curtis presented parish priest Fr Robert Nolan with a cheque for €3,000 for Parochial Funds.

Fr Nolan thanked the Shamrock Vintage Club for organising the Road Run and their thoughtfulness and generosity in donating the total proceeds to Adamstown Parochial Funds. Thanks also to the drivers, sponsors, those who gave donations, food or helped on the day to make it such a success. Well done to all concerned. Thanks to the ladies for the cuppa and biscuits.


Our condolences to Tommy and Dympna Rochford and family on the death of Tommy's father John (Jack) Rochford, Ballyleigh, New Ross, which occurred on Tuesday, April 30. Sympathy also to his wife Josie, daughter Mary and all the family. His funeral Mass was celebrated in St Brendan's Church, Drummond on Friday last with burial in Rathgarogue Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy also to John O'Connor, Newtown, and all the family, on the death of their aunt Margaret (Peggy) Kenny (née O'Connor) Ballinguilla, Crookstown, Cork on April 23. Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, April 26, in St Aidan's Church, Clongeen with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery, Clongeen. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy also to Diane and Adrian Kelly and family Doononey, Adamstown, on the death of Diane's father John Jordon Kyle, Crossabeg recently. His funeral Mass took place in Crossabeg church with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace.


100 Years Young

Congratulations to Ned Fenlon, Galbally, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday.

Bree Hub opening

The official opening of the Bree Hub, Bree Playground and Bree Hill Walks, part of the town and Village Rural Development Scheme, will take place at Bree Community Centre on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m.

Handball all-Ireland

Congratulations to Ballyhogue handballers Peter Hughes and Galen Riordan, who recently won the all-Ireland Intermediate 40x20 Doubles Final defeating Tyrone.

Night at the Dogs

Bree United Soccer Club is hosting its annual 'Night at the Dogs' in Enniscorthy Greyhound Track on Thursday, May 16. Your support would be appreciated.

Ballyhogue GAA lotto

The numbers drawn on Wednesday, May 1, were 2, 9, 11 and 28. No jackpot winner. Match-three winners were Syl Doyle (Wexford), Adrian Dunne, Joe Jewison, Ciaran Hughes, Nicholas Doyle, Shane Doyle, Liam Blackburn/Helen Bates, David and Ann Minogue, Nicky Dempsey. Next draw is on May 15 for a jackpot of €1,800.

Bree Playground Fundraiser

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' or to any committee member by Cheque or cash. Your support for this wonderful new facility for all children in our locality would be very much appreciated.

Bree/Glynn CEP Scheme

Applications are being sought for the following positions on the Bree/Glynn CEP Scheme: Child Care Workers in Bri Beag and in Galbally Playschool, Caretaker for Bree Community Centre. Applications can be submitted to Bree CEP Office (in Bree Community Centre) 9.11 a.m. Monday to Friday or by email to supervisor@breecep.com For queries please contact 086 8371932.

Galbally Tractor Run

Reserve Sunday, May 26, for the annual Galbally Tractor Run.

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.

Bree AC News

Training for Bree AC takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Ballyhogue GAA Grounds. Little Athletics for four to eight years has resumed on Mondays only in the top field from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The second day of the Co Championships are on May 12 in the Enniscorthy Hub.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, May 1. This week's winning numbers 1, 2, 4 and 11. No jackpot winner. 12 match-three winners receive €54 each: Angela O'Connell; Annette Healy; Chris Haughton; Susan Kearns; Carmel Kehoe; Pat Hore; Bridget Murphy; Bobby Murphy; Áine Kelly; Ethna Ryan; Mary Murray, and P Malone.

Jackpot for Wednesday, May 8, is €7,900. 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

Dates For Your Diary - Taize Service: Sunday, May 12, at 7 p.m.

Clonard Guiding Unit

The unit are back after their Easter break and are so busy. Well done to all the sections who held a fun disco to raise cash for the Dare to Care dance for cancer challenge. May and June are busy with outdoor trips and camps. Watch out for more news. Anyone interested in guiding contact us at clonard.cygnetsbrigings@gmail.com.

SVP Bric'a' Brac

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and Bric'a' Brac Sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas Street on Friday, May 10, from 10 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the society.


Meditation Combined With Colour Therapy for beginners commencing Tuesday, May 7, at 10.30 a.m. for four weeks. Experience an enhanced sense of wellbeing in this relaxing, refreshing and energising class. Booking essential. Contact Kathleen at 087 3145212 for further details.

Wexford Tidy Towns

We have been nominated by the Department of Rural and Community Development to take part in Ireland's Best Kept Town 2019. This is an All Island Competition organised jointly by the Department and the Northern Ireland Amenity Council.

We feel that it is a big honour for Wexford, and we are asking for your support over the next few months to keep our town looking beautiful and litter-free. Judging will take in place in May 2019 and we would really appreciate the help of everybody in the community to achieve success in this competition.

We would encourage everybody to keep their own area litter-free, dog owners to clean up after their dogs, and to bring rubbish home rather than littering the town. We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Kennedy Park Neon 5K run

Kennedy Park National School will host their Neon 5K run on Sunday, May 12, at 10.30 a.m. All proceeds will go to the new astro pitch. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Family Support Drop-in

Wexford Family Support Drop-in service will take place on May 28 from 11 to two, at FAB Community Development Project, Coolcotts, Wexford. The clinic is facilitated by a member of the Family Support Team at TUSLA, and is aimed at parents in the community. Each confidential consultation lasts approximately 30 minutes.

The issues covered can include communication issues, parenting dilemmas, family crisis, behavioural issues, problems at school, daily routines, relationship difficulties, and how to access supports and services. Each session will be manged by staff, and if a resolution is not possible on the day, staff will direct parents to a relevant service.

Na Fianna Clonard

Our annual golf classic takes place on Friday, June 14, at Wexford Golf Club. Cost is €160 per team of four people which includes dinner. For more information contact Thomas McLoughlin at 087 6184344.

Underage training continues on Tuesday evening from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for all boys and girls from four years up. Training on Saturday morning for under-8, under-10, under-12 camogie, under-nine and under-11 hurling. All training now takes place on the pitch in Coolcotts. New members welcome, hurls and helmets provided if needed. Adult training takes place every Wednesday evening at 7.15 p.m.

Any unwanted clothing, we can take them away for you. We will take any clothing, shoes, bags, curtains and bed linen. Contact Aidan Gilbert at 087 6285254 to arrange pick up or for further information.

Clon Vols Ladies' GAA

Congratulations to Issuelt McKiernan Becker, who came a very close second in the recent Wexford ladies' football Talent Show in the Ferrycarrig Hotel.

Clon Vols under-14 girls secured their well deserved place in the Féile semi-final on Monday evening in Ferns V Clonee, after a fantastic fight for a place in the final with the game being a draw up to the last five minutes, the win was not in favour of the town girls. It was a great achievement to get so far with over 30 teams entered. Wendys under-10 girls travelled away to Glynn-Barntown on Thursday evening where a great sporting game was had by all.

The under-12 girls travelled to Shels pitch on Sunday to take part in the first blitz of the season, under the guidance of Wendy, Paul and Mary the girls secured three wins out of three, all our new girls played exceptionally well and were very impressive.

Well done to the Clon Vols girls who are having great success with the Mercy School Johns road competing in the Rackard League.

Underage training continues every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Clonard GAA Pitch, for more information please join Clonard Volunteer Ladies on Facebook, or contact Suzanne at 086 6063488.


Glynn NS

Enrolment: Enrolment for September in Glynn NS is open. Please contact the school office at 053 9128449 or download an enrolment form on glynnns.scoilnet.ie and return to the school.

Camogie: Best wishes to our camogie team who will play their Rackard League semi-final against Barntown on Thursday, May 9, at 3.30 p.m. in Killurin. Pick up from the pitch at 4.30 p.m.

Our Rising Stars team will play St Aidan's in the semi-final. This will take place at 2 p.m. in Bellefield on Friday, May 10. Bus €4. Pick up from school at 3.30 p.m. Good luck to all.

Rounders: Rounders season is upon us (already) and we wish the teachers and pupils the best of luck.

Glynn 5k: Following on from the huge success of our Glynn 5km Race last year, we will host another run on May 26 this year. Please click here to register: https://www.runireland.com/events/glynn-5k/

Tractor run

A date for your diary - the annual Glynn Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, July 7. Further details will follow closer to the date.

Bingo evening

Barntown Community Centre Fundraising Committee is hosting a Bingo Evening in Barntown Community Centre on Saturday, May 18, at 5 p.m. €10 for a book of 10 games.

There will be a tuck shop and refreshments available.

Barntown split the pot

Our latest winner is Wallie Winters who pocketed €117. Congratulations Wallie. Be in to win - only €2 per envelope. Thank you for your continued support.


Anybody interested in playing with Barntown Handball Club should please contact Christy Goggin at 085 1740996.


GB camogie club present yoga with Adrienne every Wednesday at seven. 30 p.m. in Glynn Hall. Attendance on a 'drop in' basis can be accommodated. €12 a night for adults.

First Friends

Now Taking bookings for ECCE preschool in September 2019. contact Marian at 087 2332133 for further information.


Bingo continues in Marty B's every Thursday night from 8.30 p.m. See you there.


Whist continues in Glynn Hall on Wednesday nights from 8 p.m.

Notes deadline

Notices for Glynn-Barntown area should be sent by midday every Friday for publication the following Tuesday. Please phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065 or email hillaryobrien@eircom.net Notes

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