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Around the districts: Ballymurn, Crossabeg, Glynn-Barntown, Over The Water


Kate Banville, Laura O’Regan, Amy O’Regan and Bernie O’Regan at the concert given by David Brophy’s Choir of Carers in the National Opera House

Kate Banville, Laura O’Regan, Amy O’Regan and Bernie O’Regan at the concert given by David Brophy’s Choir of Carers in the National Opera House

Kate Banville, Laura O’Regan, Amy O’Regan and Bernie O’Regan at the concert given by David Brophy’s Choir of Carers in the National Opera House

Ballymurn: GAA club news - Lotto - Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 16 and 18; no jackpot winner; Match-three winners: Anthony O'Gorman Jnr and Pauline Cummins. Next jackpot €10,000.

Best of luck to all our teams in their upcoming matches during the week.


Bingo is played every Monday night in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn starting at 9 p.m.

Ballymurn Patron

The Ballymurn Patron will take place on Sunday, August 18.

Tidy Towns

The village is looking very well at the moment. Fás are doing a great job keeping our village litter-free. Tidy town adjudicators will be checking out our village soon so we need to be vigilant and keep the village and approach roads looking good.

Knitter Knatters

Ballymurn Knitter Knatters meet every Wednesday morning in the club room of the hall. New members always welcome.


Beg Keg Tournament

Crossabeg AFCs annual seven a side Beg Keg tournament will take place on Saturday, July 13 in their local pitch at Newcastle. Entry fee for a team of 10 will cost €100. For further information, please contact Peter Culleton on 087-7798384 or Eoin Kelly on 086-2598311.

Annual Patrons

The annual Patron to Crossabeg cemetery will take place on Saturday, July 6. Weather permitting, Mass will be celebrated in the cemetery at 7 p.m. If you wish to have your deceased family members and friends included for prayers at the Altar, please leave their names in at the Parochial house or the parish office in the coming weeks. The Annual Patron in Ballymurn will take place on August 18.


St. Killian`s juvenile athlete Jack Forde had a very busy weekend in Santry recently. Not only did he compete in his very first Decathlon moving up an age to Under 18 but he also competed in two Tailteann Games events for his school at the same time. That was busy.

On the Saturday morning he started with his Decathlon 100M where he ran 12.23 secs into a strong wind. This was followed by his Long Jump event where he could only take one jump of 5.50M as he was needed at the High Jump for his first Tailteann event. This proved very frustrating as he only finished 7th with a jump of 1.70M. He picked himself up and went back to the Decathlon Shot Putt to throw a best of 11.58m to get into third place.

His second Tailteann event was also Shot Putt and he threw fairly good to finish in fifth place in the competition. He then went back to the Decathlon where he had a lot to prove in the High Jump to make up for the morning performance. Jack, together with the guy who was favourite for this event, went head to head, both clearing a best of 1.78M, which brought Jack into second place. His final event of day 1 was the 400M which he ran in 55.04M holding on to his second place overall. Day 2 was always going to be difficult with 4 new events to deal with. The 110M Hurdles event was very messy and he was lucky to finish without injury in 17.75secs.

Next up for him was the Discus and with a standing throw of 28.09M he was still hanging on to second place overall. Patience came into play with the Pole Vault as the competition went on for hours and the weather started to deteriorate. He cleared 2.80M and came away happy. The wheels came off when it came to the Javelin. In dreadful conditions and with very little training, he could only manage a throw of 17.60m. Points wise for him this was the killer. Finally, in his first time to run a 1500M, he found the going tough, but he got there in a time of 5.22, but was pushed out of the medals into fourth place.

All in all, a fantastic achievement and experience, and with a total of 4723 points and being the only under 17 athlete, he will be there again next year, fighting his corner. Well done Jack, a marvellous performance and commitment.

COUNTY B CHAMPIONSHIPS - A small group of juvenile athletes from St. Killian`s AC travelled to The Hub in Enniscorthy on Friday week last to compete in the County Athletics B championships. The group tried all the events in their respective age group.

Kyra Jarvis took gold in the 300M, silver in the Turbo Javelin and also a Relay medal, Lily- Ann Redmond competed well for one so young and gave the 60M, the 300M, Turbo Javelin and Long Jump a try and was happy going home with a Relay medal. Megan Moran finished in fourth place in the 60M and 6th in the300M. Grace Barry competed well in the 60m, 300m, and Turbo Javelin and went home with a Relay medal, Chloe Reck took gold in the 60M, and silver in the Shot Putt and gold also in the Relay. Tomas Fortune also tried all his events and won a Relay medal.

Well done to all the children and grateful thanks to Bevin and the parents who travelled with the group.

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All are invited to a night of music and singing by Jack Curran and others in Declans, Killurin on Saturday, July 6, from 9 p.m. Jack will be selling his CDs and any money raised will be donated to Wexford Hospice Homecare. So come down and support him and enjoy a great night.

Barntown Community Centre

Barntown Community Centre Development Committee held an Open Night on Monday, June 24. Thank you to everyone who attended and to volunteers on the night. Chair. Anthony Whelan, gave an update on the current status of the development proposals and reiterated that the support of the residents of Barntown is needed to fulfil this vital and worthwhile community project. If anyone has any fundraising ideas or would like to get involved in helping raise funds, or to make a donation to please contact Niamh Doyle 087 6572784. Jimmy Dempsey Chair of the community centre committee also spoke to invite people who may like to hire the hall to please get in contact 086 3858429. Finally a special thank you to Mai Doyle for her delicious ginger cake. It was greatly appreciated by all.

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. There will be a tuck shop and refreshments available.

This is a great opportunity to bring everyone in the community together for a bit of fun and to help raise funds for the new playground and community centre.

Tractor Run

Glynn Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, July 7, at one o'clock from Glynn Hall. Registration at 12 o'clock. Tea and sandwiches served following event. All welcome - see you all there.


Our Senior camogie team had a vital win in the first round of the championship against near neighbours St Ibar's on Monday evening.

All players came up trumps in a gutsy, determined performance which ensured a half time lead of four points. The girls kicked on after the interval and finished out on top 1-8 to 0-6 to put two important points on the board for us. Well done ladies and management.

Coiste na nÓg

Well done to our under-10 hurlers and footballers who got the opportunity to play in Wexford Park on Saturday morning. They experienced togging out in the official dressing rooms followed by a very sporting game v Rosslare and finished off with a lifting of the cup in the main stand.

On Sunday in Killurin the under-11 boys hosted Geraldine P Morans of Dublin in a Gaelic football challenge match. A big thanks to all the parents who donated food and those who helped serve the refreshments in the club house after the match. The visitors were very impressed with our facilities and by our hospitality.

Our under-15 footballers were unfortunately beaten by Fethard on Thursday evening.

Senior GAA

Well done to our Senior Footballers, who now advance to the league semi-final following an impressive win over St Martin's in Killurin on Monday eve. Final score 4-9 to 1-11.

Congratulations to our senior hurlers who defeated St Mogue's Fethard 2-15 to 0-14 in league on Thursday evening.

CLUB LOTTO - Club lotto Wednesday, June 26, Numbers drawn - 16, 18, 26, 29. No jackpot winner. Two match-three winners - Mick Furlong and Declan and Mary Roche. The next draw will take place on Wednesday, July 10, in Declan's. Jackpot now €2,400

GOLF CLASSIC - Our thanks to all who supported our recent golf classic. It was a great day. Thank you also to all our sponsors and to our super committee for all their hard work in organising the event.

Ladies Football

Our under-14 Green ladies' football team played away to Adamstown on Monday in what was to be one of their closest matches this season. Glynn-Barntown settled into action early in the first half, clocking up a score line of 2-5 to Adamstown's 0-5 at half time. Glynn-Barntown started the second half strong, however Adamstown found their determination, and fought back hard forcing Glynn-Barntown to keep fighting to the bitter end. Final Score: Glynn-Barntown 5-8 Adamstown 4-9.

Under-14 Blue ladies' football team played Shamrocks at home on Tuesday. This was our second time to take on this team. Despite being down to 14 players due to an injury early in the first half, our girls dug deep and put on their best performance to date, determined not to give up.

Unfortunately our super performance was not reflected in the score line and Shamrocks took the win.

Well done to Jane Murphy, who represented club and county in the Féile Football skills in Abbottstown last weekend.


Parks Tennis registration will take place this Friday, June 28, in Glynn-Barntown GAA GAA grounds from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. Anyone, who can't make it can register by phoning Lara at 086 7842397.


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.

Church news

Sincere gratitude to Dee and all the team at Dee's Dry Cleaning and Laundry, St Aidan's Crescent, Wexford, who clean all the vestments at Barntown and Glynn (free gratis). Thank you.

Split the Pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Kathleen (Jodie) Fitzharris, who won €125. Congratulations and thanks for your support Kathleen. 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 to all 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.

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.

Over the Water

Development lotto

Results of Curracloe United AFC development lotto for Sunday, June 23, The numbers drawn were 9, 17, 24 and 25.

There was no jackpot winner and six match-three winners who each received €25, Dol, Est, Jenn, Mar, Blakesglen, Curracloe; Diarmuid Doolan, Riverglen, Curracloe; PJ Usher, Screen; Seán Doyle, Barnahask, Curracloe; Sheila Cooney, c/o Roadhouse, Curracloe.


Drop-in summer yoga classes will run every Thursday evening at Curracloe United AFC premises, beginning on July 4 at 8 p.m. The cost per class is €11. Please bring a mat or towel to lie on. Enquiries are welcome and you can contact Helen Dunlea at 086 8367204.

Soccer Camp

Curracloe United Soccer camp takes place from July 1 to July 5 Book online at summersoccerschools.ie to get a 20 per cent discount in Sports Direct.

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