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Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown

Adamstown: GAA pitch opening - The president of the GAA Mr John Horan will officially open St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club's new pitch at 4.30pm on Saturday, July 13.

This is an historic occasion for the club as it is the first time in one-hundred-and-thirty two years that the players will play on a pitch owned by the club. Everyone is welcome to join us in this celebration.

Activities will commence on the pitch on Friday evening at 5 p.m. with GAA games for under-10/12/13 boys and girls. The feature match of the evening will be an under-11 hurling championship match v Mougeen Gaels at 7 p.m. A 'Sports Stars in Conversation 'forum will take place in Coláiste Abbáin at 8.30 p.m. The panel will consist of Michael Furlong (football), John Mullane (hurling), Aileen Gilroy (Ladies Senior Football All Star and Mayo Seniors), Jonathon Moore (Racing) and Kevin Doyle (Soccer). This will be an entertaining event and you will get an opportunity to chat to your local sports stars. Admission is free.

GAA games for all age groups will take place on the new pitch on Saturday the 13th starting at 10 a.m. The ladies senior football match will take place at 3 p.m. and the men's match Adamstown v the Moonlights starts at 5 p.m. A GAA Centra Ambassador will be present also. There will be lots of activities on the pitch in the community centre South East Radio, Centra Activities, Sports Active Events, Marquee (tea, coffee, shop), barbecue, Fanzone, Face painting, Replicas of the Sam Maguire and the Liam McCarthy Cups will be present for photos.

Everyone is welcome and may participate in these activities (you do not need to be a member of the GAA Club). This will be a great free occasion with fun and entertainment for all.

We are very grateful to all the people who worked in the club in the past, who currently work in the club, supported and sponsored the club since 1887. This new development would not have happened without all of you. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.

Martial Arts summer Camp

There are still a couple of spaces left on the free Martial Arts summer camp in Adamstown Community Centre on the following dates: Monday, July 15, to Thursday, July 18. Participants will learn self-defence, self-awareness, boxercise and lots more. There will also be fun and games which will promote team building and confidence. The camp will be delivered by John Philips, who has a fourth Degree Black Belt. Booking is essential, please contact Joyce or Bridget at 051 442888 or email joyce@raheenfrc.ie for more information or to book.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, July 12, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on the night will be: Dympna Rochford, Mary Lawlor, Edel Crean and Marie Dunphy. Catering on Friday the 19th will be: Ann McDonald, Una McDonald and Sinéad O'Gorman. Proceeds going to parish funds.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, July 3: winning numbers 5, 6, 19 and 31. No jackpot winner. 13 match-three winners receive €50 each: Sandra Meyler; Bridie Roche; Megan Roche; T Mahony; Regina Bailey; Nicola Cleere; John Murphy; Bernie; Bridie Roche; A Foley; Emily and boys, and P Malone.

Jackpot for Wednesday, July 10, is €13,750. Lotto Tickets are €1.50 at the parish office or from any promotor. 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

Clonard Parish Pilgrimage To Knock: Departing Clonard Community Centre at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 9, returning Tuesday, September 10, at approximately 7 p.m. Staying in Knock House Hotel Dinner, bed and breakfast €105pps twin/double room €120 single room. Please book your seat with Karen in the parish office a €20 non-refundable deposit is required to book your seat. Full payment is required by Monday, August 26. Places filling fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Adoration: In the church Of Annunciation, Clonard on Monday 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to drop in at any time. Anyone, who would like to commit to one hour would be most welcome. Please contact the parish office at 053 9123672.

Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima: 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. Full board. Full Details From O'Leary Travel 053 9233178. Only four seats left.

Acorn Shop: Clonard parish office. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. 1 p.m., Wednesday 2 p.m. 5 p.m. Gifts, Cards, Mass Cards, Statues, Prayers.

Confessions In Clonard: Every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

Clonard Parish Radio: All Church services are broadcast on 92.9 FM Please inform people who are sick or housebound so that they can join us over the airwaves. Masses: Saturday Vigil Mass 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11.30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. Bank Holiday Monday 11 a.m. only. Service of Holy Communion Tuesdays at 7 p.m.


A concert in aid of Able-Disable Club, featuring the Swindon Male Voice Choir with Guests Wexford Male Voice Choir and Tony Carty, George Lawlor MC, is taking place in Clonard Church on Sunday, July 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets €10 and are available from Clonard parish office or committee members.

Clonard Parish Visitors

Clonard Parish Visitors group was set up in December 2014, in response to an awareness of a sense of loneliness and isolation among some elderly and housebound parishioners in our community. While on Communion Visits, it was obvious to Monsignor Lennon, Fr Barry and Sr. Mary how much the parishioners enjoyed those visit and how much they appreciated the warm human contact, so the Clonard Parish Visitors group was set up. We are highlighting this Parish Service, so if you know someone who would welcome a regular visitor, we would like you to take a flyer home with you, the flyers are available at the entrances of the church. The visits are requested by the older/housebound person, or a family member on their behalf through Karen in the parish office. The visit is a very good way of keeping the older/housebound person feeling part of or linked into the parish.

Community Centre

Rooms are available for hire at very competitive rates. Contact Karen at 053 9123672 or email clonardparishoffice@gmail.com for more information.


FAB are delighted to announce that the defibrillator which was previously stored in FAB and Londis supermarket is now installed outside Alimax Launderette and is accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week In order to gain access to the defibrillator in an emergency you will need to ring Wexford Garda Station for the code. Details of this are written on the Defibrillator box.

FAB are now in the process of organising training for members of the community on how to use the defibrillator. The Order of Malta are only too willing to give the training in FAB. Anyone interested please drop into FAB or phone 053-9142018 as we need to secure numbers for this training.

Ladies' GAA

Huge congratulations to Clonard Volunteers senior ladies Aofie Tormey and Niamh Butler, who represented our club extremely well in last week's Leinster final. Under-12 girls Elle Rossiter and Cora Murphy also played on the day as they played against Meath at half time in the Go Games.

The senior ladies have made great progress this year as they had a great win over Kilmore on Thursday evening to secure their well deserved place in the Senior Championship semi-final, which will be held on August 12 V Shels. They will also play Shels in the Division 1 League semi-final. The junior ladies are also having a great season, their league semi-final V Bannow is home on July 19, also the last round of the Championship V Clongeen is July 15 (TBC). The under-16 girls played the best game of the season V St Martin's last week however, they lost out by jut 0-1 for the win.

The under-14 girls travelled to Kilanerin on Thursday and also played a great game, but the win went to the stronger Killanerin side. The under-12 and under-10 girls are progressing well under the guidance of Wendy, Paul and Mary, who get great help from our Senior Lady Emer Buckley.

Best of luck to four of our under-12 girls Esme McKiernan Becker, Mia Rose Flood, Robin O'Connor and Molly Thompson, who will be playing in the Leinster County Blitz on Saturday in Rathleage.

Na Fianna, Clon Vols and Vols are hosting a summer camp from July 22 to July 24 in Clonard from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be Football, camogie and Hurling, price is €35 which includes an O'Neills Half Zip, to secure a place please book and pay a deposit of €20 this evening in Clonard GAA pitch.


Garden tea party

Garden Tea Party at the home of Jackie and Davy Power, Cornwall, Killurin on Saturday, July 27, at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds in aid of Pieta House.

Swim Week

Ballinesker Swim Week will take place from Monday, July 15, to Friday, July 19. Swimming lessons in the sea for children aged four to 17 years. The cost is €50 (10 lessons and includes exam). Water Safety Ireland Certification and Water Safety Ireland Swim Teachers. Registration is on Monday, July 15, at 10 a.m. on Ballinesker Beach. Please email ballineskerswim1@gmail.com for further information.

Coiste na nÓg

Congratulations to our under-17 football team who notched up a fine win over CrossFin Gaels on Thursday evening in Our Lady's Island.

The club travelled in car and busloads to Croke Park last Sunday to witness what can only be described as a day of dreams for Wexford hurling. Congratulations to our clubmen involved - to Michael Laffan and Darragh Carley members of the minor squad who are now Leinster champions for the first time in 34 years and to senior club and county netminder Mark Fanning, scorer of the vital penalty which put the daylight between Wexford and Kilkenny on the day and saw the return of the Bob O'Keeffe cup to the Model County after a 15-year wait. What a proud day for Wexford and Glynn-Barntown - your club salutes you.

Senior GAA

Well done also to Ger Dempsey and the Wexford under-21 hurlers on their win over Offaly on Wednesday day evening in Tullamore. We now have another Leinster final date on the cards.

Ladies Football

The under-14 Ladies Blue Gaelic football team played St Patrick's at home on Wednesday night. The girls put in another strong performance and a healthy score to take the win.

The under-14 Green ladies' football team had a roller coaster of a home game on Thursday night against Clonee. At the final whistle, the two teams couldn't be separated. Final score Glynn-Barntown 5-9, Clonee 6-6.

Barntown Community Playground

Following the great success of our last bingo evening in May, we are hosting our second bingo evening on Saturday, July 20, at 5 p.m. in Barntown Community Centre. Everyone is very welcome. €10 for a book of 10 games. Tuck shop and refreshments available. Join us as we bring our community together for a little fun, while helping to raise funds for the new playground and community centre.

Barntown Community Centre

To hire out community centre in Barntown, please contact Jimmy Dempsey at 086 3858429.


Bingo continues in Marty B's every Thursday night from 8.30 p.m. A great evening of entertainment with the chance of winning a few bob. See you there.

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.

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