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Around the districts: Adamstown, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown, Murrintown and Taghmon-Camross

Adamstown - Cards: The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, February 22, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 22nd will be Ann Foley, Margo O'Reilly and Dympna Bradley. Catering on Friday, March 1, will be Brigid Boland, Edel English and Fiona Power. Catering on Friday, March 8, will be Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O'Rourke and Elizabeth Greene. Proceeds going to parish funds.

Card winners on Friday, February 8, were Phil and Mary Jackman, Matt O'Neill, John Hanley, James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Seán Cullen and Johnny Nolan.

Coláiste Abbain News

Our under-14 hurlers had a brilliant time with Keith Rossiter from Outlart/The Ballagh and former Wexford player when he gave them a training session and talk as they prepare for their championship next week. Keith is now working as a selector with the Wexford Senior hurling team. Our lads really enjoyed their session and the future of GAA looks very bright in Coláiste Abbáin.

Our TY students had a trip to Leisure Max and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Thanks to Pauline and the ladies for their hard work in preparing healthy, nourishing and exciting menus for our students, their new healthy wraps went down a treat.

Well done to our History and Home Economic students who worked hard on their respective projects, it is lovely to see students engaging in independent self-directed learning and to be so proud of their individual creative work.

Yoga in Newbawn

The yoga sessions continue in Newbawn hall every Thursday morning at 9.45 a.m. Beginners welcome. Please contact Ann at 087 9878182.


Our condolences to Rachell Morris, Colm and family, Oldcourt on the death of Rachell's Mother Mrs Ellen Maria Morris, formely of Woodview Drive, who died on February 1 in the New Haughton Hospital New Ross. Sympathy also to her son Stephen, Daughter Lisa and all her extended family. Prayers for Ellen Maria took place in Ryans Funeral Home, New Ross on Tuesday, February 5, followed by a private cremation. May She rest in peace.

Adamstown Tidy Towns

People Power - A big thank you to all who signed our petition for the recent erection of street lights on the footpath to the Fairfields Estate. A special thanks to Cllr John Flemming for all his assistance and also to Paul Kehoe for his part in the process.

Donation - A huge thank you to Coláiste Abbain parents' association for their recent kind donation.

St Patrick's Weekend Run/Walk

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will host a 10k run and 5k walk on bank holiday Monday, March 18. The event will begin at 11 a.m., with registration taking place from 10 a.m. onwards. Entry fee is €5 for the 5k walk and €10 for the 10k run. Both events are open to all ages and abilities. The 10k race will be chip timed and there will be prizes for the first man and woman home. Refreshments will be served to all participants in the hall afterwards. Everyone is invited to come along and get involved in what promises to be a great community event.


Clonard lotto

Results for Wednesday, February 13. This week's winning numbers: 5 - 6 - 12 - 28. No jackpot winner. 13 match-three winners receive €50 each: Denis; Maria White; Mary Goff; Sinéad Frayne; Stephen Tiernan; Eilish Ryan; Jean O'Brien; Carmel Clare; Deirdre Melinn O'Brien; Robert McGuire; Mary Power and Carol Fox. Jackpot for Wednesday, February 20, is €8,550..

Church news

Dates For Your Diary - Taize: Sunday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, March 6, Blessed Ashes will be available after 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masses.

Lourdes Pilgrimage Trust: We would like to thank everyone who attended and helped out at the recent coffee morning in Clonard Community Centre. a total of €1,200 was raised. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Clonard Holy Family Preschool CLG are committed to providing a high-quality service, which promotes optimal development for each child, supports parents, and uphold best practices following the guidelines of Siolta, Aistear and the Pre-school Regulations. Early Years Manager (35 hours per week).

We have an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to manage the overall running of the service. Candidate must have a minimum level seven qualification in ECCE Experience in a similar role and Linc qualification will be a distinct advantage. Candidates will be short listed on the basis of information supplied in their CV to be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, February 15.

Please send a copy of your CV together with a cover letter to the Manager Clonard Holy Family Preschool CLG, Clonard Community Centre, Wexford. Or email clonardhfpreschool@gmail.com. Clonard Holy Family Preschool CLG is an equal opportunities employer.

Clonard Guiding Unit

Well done to the girls on Sunday, who completed a 7km town sponsored hike and thank you to everyone who supported the girls. Congratulations to our Brigins, who took part in the pl training last weekend, you did us proud. Everyone is now getting ready to celebrate 'Thinking Day' with a big fun day in the TAG Centre on Saturday, February 23. There's always room for more girls just call in any Tuesday between 5 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. to meet us and find out about all the fun we have.

Wexford Town ICA

Ladies our meeting will take place in Coolcotts Community Centre, February 21 at 7.30 p.m. The competition is six chocolate chip cookies to go forward to the federation on February 25 in the Riverbank. The speaker will get everyone thinking about health and fitness. There's a grand stretch in the evenings so it's time to get out and enjoy the brightness. Looking forward to seeing you all as always for tea and chats.

Wexara News

February lunch: Wednesday, February 20, at 1 p.m. in Ferrycarrig Hotel. Next general meeting: February 27 at 2.30 p.m. in Clonard Community Centre.

SVP bric-à-brac

The St Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and bric-à-brac sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas St, on Friday, February 22, from 10 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the society.

GAA club name change

Clonard GAA Club will now be known as Na Fianna Clonard, we are now a dedicated Hurling and camogie club. There will be a rebrand of the club, with lots of exciting plans for the future of the club.

We had a great start to our underage hurling and camogie training. We had lots of eager members ready for training and welcome to the new members who joined. Training takes place every Tuesday in St Peter's College from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for four 1/2 years up. Both boys and girls welcome to join. Adult Hurling training continues every Wednesday evening in North End Astro pitches from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. with our guest trainers. New members welcome.

Congratulations to our winner of split-the-pot, Brendan Frayne and Seller was Aidan Gilbert. Envelopes available from committee members. Split-the-pot can also be entered online on our website, clonardgaa.ie.


Book launch

You are invited to attend the launch of Jim McGovern's Book - Stand up and Speak Out, Memoir of a Public Speaking and Debating Coach, by Enda Brady of Sky News, which takes place on Wednesday, February 20, at 7 p.m., in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.

Swimming club

Wexford Swimming Club is holding an open assessment evening on Friday, February 22, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wexford Swimming Pool for seven- to 10-year-old children interested in bringing their swimming to the next level.

Kids should be able to swim one length without stopping and preferably have completed their swim lessons.

Committee members and club swimmers will be available to answer any questions about our club while our coaches will assess the kids.

Please email secretary@wexfordswimmingclub.ie to book a place at the assessment. (Number of places are limited)

Please sign in at 5.50 p.m. and be ready to go on deck at 6 p.m. Don't forget your togs, hat and goggles.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your swimming goals into the future. Swim for life.

Wexford Water Safety AGM

Wexford Water Safety's AGM will take place on March 2 at 7.30 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford.

Glynn NS

Date for your Diary: May 26: 5K Road Race.

Barntown bingo bonanza

Barntown Community Children's Playground Fund is hosting 'A Night of Bingo' which will be held in Mary-Jo's on Friday, March 1. Some great prizes will be up for grabs and an entertaining evening is assured. Bingo starts at 8.30 p.m. All welcome - see you there.

Barntown NS

Barntown National School is now taking enrolments for September 2019. Application forms can be accessed through the school website on barntownns.ie or contact the main office at 053 9120376.


A special Christian Solidarity Pilgrimage to the Holy Land takes place from October 1 to October 9. It will include visits to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other holy sites. Price is €1,445 per person. Spiritual Director - Fr John Carroll (Ferns Diocese). Single supplement applies. To reserve a place, please phone Dublin 01 8788159 or emailinfo@marian.ie.

A national pilgrimage, it is being organised by the Irish Catholic Newspaper.

Split the pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Amy Murphy. Amy bought her winning ticket in O'Brien's Londis and has an extra €130 in her pocket. Congratulations, Amy. Envelopes available in Barntown Church, parish office, C & D Providers, O'Brien's Londis, Mary Jo's, Saucy Butcher, Clonard Laundry, Joyces Expert, Wexpartz and Barntown Community Centre. Many thanks for your continued support.


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.


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

GAA news

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR COURSE - Glynn-Barntown will be running Code of Behaviour courses in the next few weeks - dates to be confirmed. Remember it is compulsory to complete this course in order to be involved in any capacity with underage teams.

NB - if you have attended this course more than five years ago you must complete a refresher course as new guidelines are now in place. Please contact Paschal at 087 7783112 to register interest so we can get an idea of numbers.

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OFFICER - We are currently seeking a health and Wellbeing officer in our club and ask any interested parties to contact Danny at 086 1089553.

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.


Split the pot

This week the winner was Benny Delaney, winning €610. Benny's wife bought the lucky ticket in Londis Piercestown, well done. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.

Community centre

BINGO - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points: Ballycogley, Tenacre Pub, Bramble Park 7.30 p.m., Lakelands, Mayglass and Mulrankin. Town pickups: 7.10 Green Street opposite CBS through Kennedy Park by Lidl to Liam Mellows 7.15 p.m. Whiterock Hill 7.20 p.m. We are in urgent need of volunteers for bingo. Should you have some free time on a Monday evening and are willing to volunteer please contact the Community Centre at 053 9139328.

TAEKWON-DO - Mondays and Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.

DANCEFIT - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.

YOGALATES - Thursdays 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Sharon - 086 1943527.

COMMUNITY CENTRE LIBRARY: Community Centre library opening hours Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Murrintown Community Centre also has facilities for squash, badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball. For more information contact 053 9139328; email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.

Beginners art classes

Beginners oil painting classes starting soon in Murrintown Community Centre on Wednesday mornings. Two hour class cost €20 all materials provided if interested call Lynda on 086 1623726

Pieta House Talk

Sally Griffiths CEO of Pieta House will come and speak to Piercestown-Murrintown ARA members and friends on Tuesday, February 19, at the St Martin's GAA Community Centre at 2.45 p.m. Please come along for a very informative talk on mental health. FOC and cuppa tea afterwards. Open to members and non-members. no charge.


Vehicle Run

A Vehicle Run in aid of Caroreigh Church Fund will take place on this Sunday, February 24. leaving Camross Hall at 12.30 p.m. with registration from 11.30 a.m. All vehicles must be insured and drivers have up to date licence. Registration fee €20. Refreshments will be served in Camross Hall before the event and afterwards. Help would be appreciated to set up hall on Saturday the 23rd at 2 p.m. and also to serve food on Sunday before and after the event. Donations of buns, scones or cakes will be very welcome and also prizes for the raffle please.

Dancing at Camross

The March dance will be held on Friday, March 1, with music by T-Bone Country. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. till late. Adm. €10 including the tea. Come along and enjoy a good night in Camross Ballroom.

Athletics club news

Well done to all our athletes who took part in the indoor leinster championships in Athlone last weekend. James Hanlon was first up competing in the under-18 1500m walk taking silver. Grainne Kelly made her indoor debut running in the 60m and 60m hurdles. Hannah Kelly ran a comptetive 60m and 200m under-18 while Aisling Kelly took silver in the under-17 60m and 200m sprint qualifying for the indoor all irelands. Well done to all.

Any adults interested in joining the Athletic Club and learning to run, Keep fit or race to contact a club member, call 087 6288547 or via Facebook.

Camogie Notes

Our first fundraiser of the year is our annual table quiz, which will take place Thursday the 28th Feburary at 8 p.m. in the GAA complex Taghmon. €20 entry for a table of four There will also be a raffle on the night with some great prizes to be won. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

The ladies' team are busy with their pre-season training, and preparations are under way for their first league match fixed for March 18.

Taghmon ICA

Taghmon ICA will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, February 20, at 7.30 p.m., in the Scout Hall. Competition: Nicest bunch of Daffodils. Speaker: Representative of Order of Malta, this talk is open to all at 8.30. New members are always welcome, please join us at any meeting.

Wexford Water Safety AGM

Wexford Water Safety's AGM will take place on March 2 at 7.30 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford.

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