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Around the Districts: Bree-Galbally, Clonard, Glynn-Barntown


Eleanor Browne, Jim Keane and John Cronin at the table quiz fundriaser for Na Fianna Clonard in Wexford Golf Club

Eleanor Browne, Jim Keane and John Cronin at the table quiz fundriaser for Na Fianna Clonard in Wexford Golf Club

Eleanor Browne, Jim Keane and John Cronin at the table quiz fundriaser for Na Fianna Clonard in Wexford Golf Club

Bree-Galbally. Annual Spring Clean. he annual Spring Clean sponsored by An Taisce will take place on the weekend of April 6 and seven. Bags are available at Byrne's of Bree and depots for pick-up will be marked. Please help to keep our parish tidy.

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day in Enniscorthy was a great success and a total of €10,840 was raised for the Irish Cancer Society. We would like to thank all the volunteers who made this possible including those who gave fresh daffodils, wrapped the daffodils, those who stood outside the six locations in town to collect donations and all those who came out on the day and gave so generously.

Bree ICA

The AGM of Bree ICA will be held in Bree Community Centre on April 16 at 8 p.m. A committee meeting will be held on April 9 at 8 p.m.

Galbally car boot sale

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will host an indoor and outdoor market/car boot sale on Easter Monday, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. €15 per stall/pitch. For enquiries and bookings contact Dawn at 087 8306206.

Bree Playground Fundraiser

Phase two of the Bree Playground has been approved and is due for completion by the end of April. 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'. Your support for this wonderful new facility for all children in our locality would be very much appreciated.

Macra Reunion

Wexford Macra na Feirme are organising a Reunion and dinner dance to celebrate their 70th Anniversary. The event will take place in the Riverside Park Hotel on Saturday, April 13, at 7.30 p.m. All past and current members of Bree Macra are encouraged to come along and enjoy the memories as we take Macra in Wexford into the next decade. Tickets are available from all club officers, by contacting 086 0825018 or emailing breemacra@gmail.com.

Bree/Glynn CEP Scheme

Applications are being sought for the following positions on the Bree/Glynn CEP Scheme: Child Care Worker in Bri Beag, Child Care Worker in Galbally Playschool, Cleaner for Bri Beag and Bree Community Centre, Clerical Assistant in Bree. Applications can be submitted to Bree PO or to chairman Cathal Byrne. See CEP website for further details.

Run/Walk thank you

The Galbally Sports and Leisure Club committee wish to sincerely thank everyone involved in the organisation and running of the Run/Walk, especially to members of the local community who helped in setting up for the event and to the many stewards and caterers who ensured that participants returned from the run safely and left the event well fed. Thanks also to everyone who came out and rose to the challenge of running or walking a challenging course.

Special thanks to the many sponsors including Top Part; Leisure Max; Declan's Bar; Fancy Fungi; Custom Electric; Cika Construction; My Sport; Stanley Interiors; Mythen and Donohoe; Powder Me Pretty Salon and Mary Kelly Catering. The involvement of all these people demonstrated a true community spirit which we are confident will continue.

Community Games News

Well done to the under-12 Draughts team of Oisin Harte, George Murphy, Matthew Jordan, Riona Kehoe, Nathan Doyle and Cathal O'Brien, who won gold medals in the county final and to the under-10 team of Luke Jordan, Fergal Doyle, Muireann Kehoe, Sarah Jordan, Maria Humphrey, Mark Smith and Anna Humphrey, who were third. Well done and thanks to their coach Martin Humphrey.

Entries are now being taken for under-12 and under-16 Talent which takes place in Bree Hall on Tuesday, April 23. Closing date for these entries is April 7. Best wishes to all local participants involved in Mini Rugby, Swimming and quiz county finals coming up shortly.

For info on all Community Games activities see the National Community Games website or contact area secretary Clare Doyle 087 4151350.

Bree AC News

The first Open Sports of the season takes place in Ferrybank, Waterford on Sunday next, April 7, Athletes must be registered members of Bree AC to compete. Outdoor training for Bree AC athletes takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Ballyhogue GAA Grounds. Little Athletics for four to eight years will resume on Mondays only on April 8 in the top field from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Schools Report

Congratulations to the children of fifth and sixth class of Scoil Eoin Baiste, Galbally and the sixth class in Bree NS who made their Confirmation in Bree on Wednesday, March 27, a wonderful day was had by all. Well done also to their parents, teachers and all those involved in preparing them for the occasion.

Well done to the second class pupils of Scoil Mhuire NS Ballyhogue, who made their First Confession in Bellevue on Tuesday, March 26. Thank you to all our parents and students for their support on the night and also a big thank you to our parents' association who provided refreshments afterwards in the school.

All National schools in the parish are now accepting enrolments for next September. Please contact individual schools for details.

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.

Galbally Tractor Run

The annual Galbally Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, May 26.


Lotto results

Clonard lotto results for Wednesday, March 27: winning numbers: 13, 15, 18, 31. No jackpot winner. Seven match-three winners receive €93 each: The Wicked Chickens; Larry Byrne; Jimmy Doyle; K and Anne; Clodagh Casey; Luisa Murphy, and Mrs Flux.

Jackpot for Wednesday, April 4 is €4,650. 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 notes

Parish Notices - Taizé: Sunday, April 7, at 7 p.m. Lenten Reconciliation Service: Palm Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m. Ministry Day: April 28 in Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre. Please collect your invitation to the Ministry Day from the sacristy and return your reply by Friday, April 19.

Life After Loss

Are you experiencing the pain of loss? Clonard Bereavement Support Group would like to offer you an opportunity to Explore the journey of grief and loss. Date: Tuesday, April 2. Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Venue: The Shamrock Room, Clonard Parish Centre. Further information please contact 053 9123672/087 1008759.

Clonard Guiding Unit.

Thanks to the Piercestown Cygnets, we all enjoyed a great teddy bears picnic fun day last weekend. The Brigins, Guides and Rangers had a great day hiking to the heritage park and really enjoyed their time exploring the park. Congratulations to Sarah Murphy, who is the first Brigin to achieve her 40km hikes challenge.

Blue 5KM Fun Run/Walk

The Blue 5KM Fun Run/Walk in aid of the Rainbow Unit (For Children on the Autism Spectrum) Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts takes place on Sunday, April 14, at midday Starts and Finishes at Scoil Mhuire, Chip timed, prizes, family friendly. Register on the day from 10.30 a.m. or online njuko.net/bluefunrun2019.

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, April 12, from 10 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Ladies' GAA

Clonard Volunteer Ladies will commence underage outdoor training on Thursday at Clonard GAA Pitch to prepare for all the upcoming games: under-8, under-10, under-12 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; under-14 and under-16 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adult training Wednesday and Fridays 7.30 p.m.

Upcoming games: U14 8th April, U14 18th April, Feile Easter Monday, U16 10th April, Minor 8th April, Junior/Senior League 13th/14th April, Championship 22nd/23rd April.

Well done to all our county girls who lined out at the weekend: Katie Law, Lucy Fitzgearld, Emer O'Connor, Tara Cullinane, Aoife Tormey and Niamh Butler.

The Senior ladies lost out to St Annes on Sunday by just 0-1 while the Junior ladies took home the 3 point win V St Fintans, both very competitive fast paced games.

Clonard Volunteer Ladies is a very busy growing club therefore we need a lot of help, if anyone would like to help/join our busy growing club please drop up to our training sessions for a chat with our mentors. For more up to date information please join Clonard Volunteer Ladies on Facebook.


GAA club notes

REGISTRATION EVENING - There will be a second club registration evening on next Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Players must be registered to play. Details on club website.

CONGRATULATIONS - Congratulations to club chap Cian Carthy, who was selected for a 2019 Wexford GAA Irish scholarship.

EASTER CAMP - Glynn-Barntown Easter Camp will run from the April 15 to April 17 from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. The camp is open to all primary school children. It is €30 per child with family discounts available for additional children. For more information contact Róisín at 087 1253637.

CLUB LOTTO - Club lotto Wednesday, March 20, Numbers drawn were 7, 10, 15 and 29. No jackpot winner. Three match-three winners - Jason Hammill, Tim Murphy and Siobhain Mooney. Next draw in Marty's April 3. Jackpot now €2,800

Community games

Community Games table quiz in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on April 10 at 6.30 p.m. Teams of four - over eight years and under 14 years. Contact us on Facebook or at 086 3377531 before Thursday, April 4. See you there.

Barntown bingo bonanza

In support of Barntown Community Children's Playground and Community Centre Fund. After the great success of our fundraising bingo night last month we are delighted to invite you to our second Bingo Night on Friday, April 5, starting at an earlier time of 8 p.m. in Mary Jo's.

Amateur photography exhibition

To help raise much needed funds for the Barntown Community Centre Development Fund, the committee are holding a photography exhibition.

Photographers of all ages are encouraged to submit their photo's that interpret the theme - 'Beautiful Barntown'. We ask that all photographs are submitted as 10' (25cm) X 8' (20cm) hard copy. Photographs entered may be used in the future to hang on the walls of the community centre.

We are also asking people to dig out their old photos and newspaper cuttings of people, places and Barntown event in times gone by. All appropriate submissions of both new and old photographs will form part of the exhibition to be held in the community centre during the May Bank Holiday. People will be asked to vote on their favourite photograph. Please ensure all photos submitted have your name, address and mobile number attached securely on the back for their safe return. Entries should be marked 'BARNTOWN PHOTOGRAHY' and dropped into O'Brien Londis Supermarket and Forecourt, Larkin's Cross, no later than Friday, April 26;

For queries please contact Sonia Hut at 087 7537116 or Niamh Doyle at 087 6572784.

First friends

We are now taking bookings for ECCE preschool in September 2019. contact Marian at 087 2332133 for further information.

Glynn NS

Congratulations to Lisa McGuire who won €220 in the latest split-the-pot. The next split-the-pot will be on Monday, April 1, at 8 p.m. in the school followed by a fundraising meeting.

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 on the following link to register runireland.com/events/glynn-5k/

Our camogie team played a great game against Adamstown on March 26. And our Hurling Team gallantly played against Castlebridge in Killurin on Wednesday, March 27, The Hurling/Camogie league has reached the knock-out stages. The semi-final pairings are as follows. Limerick v Galway and Kilkenny v Tipperary. Times and dates will be announced as soon as possible. Many thanks to Killeens Service Station for sponsoring the medals and to all of the teachers who organised the league. We are very grateful to Glynn-Barntown GAA Club for the use of their all-weather pitch in Killurin.

The school celebrated World Book Day last Friday. Well done to all of our pupils who dressed up as their favourite characters.

Split the pot Barntown

This week's winner of split-the-pot is Marianne Kelly, who pocketed €140. Congratulations to you Marianne. 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.

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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