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Adamstown: Adamstown ICA News - Adamstown ICA Guild recently held their AGM, Deirdre Connery and Gretta O'Connor from the Wexford Federation attended and oversaw the election of officers.

President - Helen Furlong, secretary - Ann McDonald, Vice-president - Mary Lawlor, treasurer - Breda Bolger, Competitions - Dympna Rochford, Sports - Rita Furlong and Eleanor Power, PRO - Sheelagh Delaney and Timire - Frances Gallagher.

The secretary Ann McDonald read out a full report on the last year's activities. The president Helen Furlong thanked Deirdre and Gretta for attending the AGM and made a presentation to the both of them on behalf of the guild. Eleven members of the guild took part in ICA's Got Talent in Camross Hall and managed to win sixth prize out of the 20 enteries.

On the Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, the guild held the 'Big Hello' in the community centre, it was attended by up to 50 people and was a great community get-together. Thanks to Wexford County Council for funding received to help with the costs and to our brilliant Tidy Towns Committee, who helped plant up containers.

At our May meeting on Wednesday, May 8, it was decided to have our annual outing in July, starting at Wheelocks Garden Centre for tea and coffee, then to Huntington Castle and onto Carlow Town for some retail therapy finishing up with dinner on the return journey. This is open to Non-ICA Members with more details to follow at a later date.

Eileen Thorpe won the competition and Callie Doyle and Mary Lawlor won the raffle. Thanks to Sweeney's Garden Centre for donating beautiful planted container, Rita and Callie served up a lovely tea, thanks ladies.

One of our newest members Jill Bridgeman is holding an upeyeling class on Saturday, May 25, in the community centre Adamstown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. which is open to non-members also, Contact Helen at 086 3454036 for details of costs etc.

Coffee/Bingo Morning

There will be a coffee/bingo morning held in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, May 28. This is a great opportunity for older members of the community to catch up and have fun with their neighbours and friends. It is run from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. approximately at a cost of €5. All older members of the community are welcome.

Alzeimer's Tea Day

Ellie Walsh and family will host an Alzheimer's Tea Day at their home in Tomgarrow on Saturday, May 25, from 2 p.m. 5 p.m. and everyone welcome to drop in. Your support is appreciated.


The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, May 24, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday the 24th will be Ann Marie Mackey, Ann Redmond and Catherine Furlong. On Friday the 31st will be Ellie Walsh and Stella Delaney. Proceeds going to parish funds.


Clonard lotto

results for Wednesday, May 15. This week's winning numbers were 13, 20, 21 and 22. No jackpot winner. Four match-three winners receive €163 each: Phyllis Kehoe; Jackie Murphy; Martina Tobin, and Linda P.

Jackpot for Wednesday, May 22, is €9,200. 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

Children's family Mass: On Sunday, May 26, all First Holy Communion children are invited to attend the children's family Mass in Clonard Church on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m. All children are invited to wear their communion clothes and to bring a single flower with them as they will be participating in a procession in honour of Our Lady.

Annual Devotions: At the Grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Wexford on Monday, May 27, at 7 p.m.

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.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the children from Kennedy Park school who made their First Holy Communion recently.

Pilgrimage to Knock

There will be a bus travelling to Knock on June 14, leaving Wexford at 7 a.m. It will pass through Enniscorthy at 7.30 a.m., Ferns at 7.45 a.m., and Gorey at 8 a.m. The total cost of €110 includes the bus fare B&B and one full dinner. If you are interested in booking a seat on the bus, please contact Monica at 087 6419960.

Collection thanks

Our Lady of Fatima Special School Wexford would like to thank all who contributed to their recent collection. A total of €222.03 was collected.

Clonard Guiding Unit

The sun's out and so are the girls in the Clonard Guiding Unit. The girls enjoyed fun in the sun with fresh air and exercise last week. They have great plans for the next five weeks before the summer break. Town trails, trips to Clara Lara, Courtown bug hunts, rounders competitions and a Guide/Ranger camp in Wales.

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 Street on Friday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the society.

FAB community meeting

FAB are holding a community meeting on Monday, May 27, at 7 p.m. in their premises to discuss the community defibrillator. Funding has been secured to install an outdoor safe box to make it more accessible to the community. All interested in finding out more about this should attend this meeting.

Community Employment

Clonfab Ltd Community Employment Scheme currently have vacancies for Childcare Assistants, in FAB Family Resource Centre and Clonard Holy Family Preschool, Job Ref #CES2112097.

Applicants must be over 21 and be eligible for Community Employment. Please check eligibility with Intreo or Job Path officer. All applicants must be registered with Intreo/Employment Services.

Further details can be obtained by contacting Clonfab Ltd office 053 9147782 Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. or email clonfab@gmail.com. Closing date for applications is June 7.

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 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-eight, 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. Nursery everybody under-seven every Tuesday evening from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 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.

Caman to Leinster: Our under-12 girls have won the opportunity to take part in Caman to Leinster in Abbottstown, Dublin on Sunday, May 26. This is a Leinster based blitz, so the girls will get the opportunity to play three teams from different counties in Leinster. They are also in with the chance to be drawn to play in Croke Park next year in an event organised by the camogie association. This is an exciting time for the camogie club and the girls are really looking forward to competing in Caman to Leinster.

Congratulations to Kim Kavanagh on winning split-the-pot. Seller was Marlowe's Cleaners. Envelopes can be purchased from committee members, local shops and also available on our website, clonardgaa.ie.


Ferrycarrig Rowing Club

Ferrycarrig Rowing Club's 2019 training season has begun. We are back on shore Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7 p.m. All are welcome to come on down and give it a go. Wear old runners and comfy sports clothes. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. Registration will take place on Friday, May 31. Looking forward to seeing ye all soon for a great season ahead.

Glynn 5K

Following on from the huge success of our Glynn 5km Race last year, Glynn NS will host another run on May 26 this year, starting at midday at the entrance to Carrigmannon Woods. Runners, walkers and joggers are all welcome (over-14s only please).

Online entry http://www.runireland.com/events/glynn-5k/ Registration will also take place in Glynn NS from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, May 22, and 23, and also in Glynn Parish Hall after Masses on Saturday and Sunday, May 18, and 19. Early bird entry price before May 20 is €10 or €15 after this day.

There will be a 2k race on the day for children aged 7-13 years. Cost is €5. Family discount apply and all participants receive an ice-cream voucher. Cash prizes for male and female runners to cross the line, also for Glynn NS Mam and Dad to cross the line, first teacher and first buggy. Spot prizes refreshments, music and raffle in Glynn Parish Hall after the run.

All proceeds will go towards the construction of the new PE Hall in Glynn.

Church news

Volunteers: At any time, the parish is open to volunteers. Should you wish to volunteer for reading, to become a Eucharistic Minister, collector, altar society etc., please just come forward.

Update on Glynn Church: Gratitude to all who have worked - and are still working - so diligently to complete our renovation.


Our Our under-14 Roinn 1B camogie team were unlucky in their game against Oylegate on Wednesday night while our Premier under-14 camogie team clocked up their second win of the season on Thursday night as they took a healthy win over Bunclody.

Best of luck to Robyn O'Connor, who was due to represent Glynn-Barntown camogie club in the Wexford Féile camogie skills competition finals last Fruday. Results not known at time of print.

Hard luck to Amy, Caitlin, Emma, Gia, Olivia, Shauna and the Presentation girls on their Leinster camogie final defeat last week.

Coiste na nÓg

Hard luck also to Conall McGuinness and the Wexford Minor Footballers recently beaten by Dublin.

Our under-13 footballers had a comprehensive victory over Shelmaliers on Tuesday evening in Premier championship in Killurin.

Well done to Darragh Carley, who won the 'Best and Fairest' award while representing Wexford in the Celtic Hurling Challenge last week.

Well done also to clubmen Tommy, Josh, Robert and Conor also on the panel.

Well done also to Conor and all those involved in organising and executing another very successful Michael Laffan Memorial Tournament last weekend and to both of our under-11 teams who represented the club so well on the day.

Our thanks to all who supported our recent Guess the Score fundraiser.

Senior GAA

Well done to our senior hurlers who defeated St Martin's in Killurin on Wednesday evening 1-13 to 0-12 in the league.

Hard luck to Matt Doyle and the Wexford Senior footballers losing out in the final moments in the first round of the championship last Sunday.

Club Lotto

Club lotto Wednesday, May 15, Numbers drawn were 2, 8, 14 and 20. No jackpot winner. Four match-three winners - Aoife Fleming, Andrew and Susie Pierce, Patsy Gaynor, Nicola Hendrick. Next draw in Declans's on Wednesday, May 29. Jackpot now €3,600. Good luck to all.

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.


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.

Split the Pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Dean Moore, who pocketed €100. Congratulations Dean, thanks for the support. 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.

District 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.


GAA Update

Next up in terms of competitive action are the under-13 hurlers who have an away game in Fethard on May 28 at 7.30 p.m. the adult teams are participating in a parish league each Sunday for the next few weeks.

Drop down any Sunday over the next few weeks for games from 10 a.m. onwards. Taghmon, Old Boley, Trinity and Camross will be playing football and hurling against each other for local bragging rights. Games are seven aside and 10 minutes per half so the games are intense and exciting. After the first weeks games (hurling) Trinity are leading the way. Taghmon, Old Boley and Camross won one game each so there's still plenty to play for.

The lotto wasn't won this week so the jackpot increases to €12,800 and the next draw is on Tuesday, May 28, at 8.30 p.m.in St James' clubhouse. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online option. Tickets can be purchased at the following website: klubfunder. Tickets are also available locally through all the usual channels.

Camross ICA

A few dates for your diary: June 6 - Special Occasion, theme: 'ICA on Tour'. June 24 - Federation Meeting in Duncannon. June 28 - Garden Party in An Grianán.

Our next meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 10, in Camross Hall. The competition will be the 'funkiest pair of shoes', plus a €1 donation to our 'Pennies for friendship' box which content goes to the ACWN (the association of Country Women Network).

Did you know that the aim of the ICA is to provide a welcoming and fun organisation which offers support, friendship, personal development, education and live long learning? To find out more, visit www.ica.ie

'Songs for Hope'

Thanks to everyone for supporting our fundraising day in Staffords in Tullycanna for the Hope Cancer Support Centre. We raised over €1,800 on the day from donations and raffle tickets. See you all again next year. Many thanks again for all your support.

Pilgrimage to Knock

There will be a bus travelling to Knock on June 14, leaving Wexford at 7 a.m. It will pass through Enniscorthy at 7.30 a.m., Ferns at 7.45 a.m., and Gorey at 8 a.m. The total cost of €110 includes the bus fare B&B and one full dinner. If you are interested in booking a seat on the bus, please contact Monica at 087 6419960.

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