Clongeen: Memorial Pool Competition - Congratulations to Séamus Bennett, who has just become the winner of the 24th year of the Michael 'Handball' Whelan pool competition that was held in the Oak Tree on New Years day.
It was fitting that on Handball's 25th anniversary that one of his best friends should become the winner for the first time, having participated in the competition every year since it first started back in 1995.
He overcame his brother Peter in the final. Beaten semi-finalists this year were Karl Kehoe and Ger Rooney after almost the full compliment of 32 players started the competition earlier in the day. Next year will be the 25th holding of the event and is planned to be a special one.
In the meantime Séamie has the local bragging rights. It was truly deserved after so many years of participation, well done that man. Congratulations on such a momentous occasion, wear it well!
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The most recent split-the-pot winner was Peggy O'Grady from Newbawn, who bought her ticket at the Pongo in Clongeen on the night of the draw and has €460 to start her New Year off in a good place hopefully. The next draw will take place on Monday, January 13.
Remember that tickets can be bought from all the usual outlets which include: McDonagh's pub in Goffsbridge, Sinnott's Shop in Clongeen; the Oak Tree, Whites Bar, Foxe Hair and Foulksmills Stores all in Foulksmills. In Wellingtonbridge you can get them from: Lloyds Chemist, Stafford's Chipper and Wallace's Drapery. Thank you for your continuous support which is really appreciated.
Babies and Toddlers Group
Firstly, hello everyone, we hope you had a fabulous Christmas and are all feeling rested and refreshed, ready to take on 2020:) Also, please note that the group will not be open this Wednesday, January 8.
Final Call - We are due to have our AGM this Saturday, January 11, at 6 p.m. where the retaining of the group will be decided, so keep an eye on the Facebook page and the local paper for further news. As mentioned the AGM is planned for Saturday, January 11, at 6 p.m., so please get in touch with Véro at 086 1034878 if you wish to attend the AGM, otherwise the group is at risk of closing permanently.
Happy New Year to You All.
Clongeen Ladies' GAA presents Operation Transformation starting this Wednesday, January 8. There is an optional Walk or Run with the Walk starting from 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and the Run commencing at 7.30 p.m. till 8 p.m. There is also an optional private weigh-in with Áine between 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Payment options are: €25 upfront registration, which can be paid at the registration on Wednesday the eighth from 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can also choose to pay €5 each night for the six weeks. Alternatively, you can take a Sponsorship Card with a minimum return of €30. All of the above options include you're optional weigh in and tracked walk/run for six weeks.
At the end of the six weeks there will be three prizes of meals for two. One for highest weight lost achieved and one prize each for most distance covered for both the Walk and Run. We look forward to seeing you all for an enjoyable start to the New Year. 'Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Clubs'.
Concert in Foulksmills
Clongeen Community Development Group are proud to announce Mick Flavin along with Theresa and the Stars in concert this Friday, January 10, in the Oak Tree in Foulksmills.
Doors open at 8 p.m. for what promises to be an excellent performance and tickets are €20 per person which can be purchased by calling 086 3278485, they'll also be available on the door. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you want to get involved in playing over-35s and maybe fancy a trip to the UK next May, games usually take place on Saturday evening indoor in Grantstown at 6 p.m. So if you fancy coming along, please be there 15 minutes beforehand so we can kick off on time. Further information can be got by giving Dave a shout either by text or a call to 086 8596627 - he'll be delighted to hear from you.
Cloughbawn Parish Party
Sunday, January 12, at 1 p.m. is designated for one of the highlights of the social calendar, the Parish Party. With over 100 guests at last year's' event this year promises to surpass even that. This is an opportunity for social interaction amounts old friends and acquaintances with good food and an evening's entertainment is something to look forward too and not to be missed.
Cloughbawn GAA Club
Cloughbawn GAA Club is coming on board with Operation Transformation and the GAA for this year's Ireland Lights Up initiative. Every Thursday from January 9 to February 27 our club walking track will be open and lit up for you, your family and friends to come and walk between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. We want everyone to come and join us for Ireland Lights Up 2020. The aim is to make exercise more accessible on these dark winter nights and to offer our community an opportunity to get together and socialise in a healthy way. Both members and non-members are welcome to come to this event. D.
inner dance and Medal Presentation: The GAA dinner dance will take place on Saturday, January 25, in the Riverside Park Hotel at 7.30, followed by music from American Heart, Tickets €35 from committee members Cloch Ban Bingo the staff of Cloch Ban Bingo night recently donated €400 to local charity Meal on Wheels, Mr Diarmuid O'Sullivan accepted the cheque on behalf of the committee.
Month's Mind Mass
The Cummins family wishes to extend thanks to anyone who helped in any way on the passing of their mother, Bridie Cummins (née Fowler) Ballyeden, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Formerly of Ballykelly, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Beloved wife of the late Peter, sadly missed by her loving daughters Liz and Mag, sons Tom and Patrick, grandchildren Adrian, Leah and Thomas, great-grandchild Finbar, extended family and friends.
Mrs Cummins month's mind Mass will be held in Ballykelly church, New Ross on Saturday, January 11, at 6 p.m.
I would to extend my thanks to all who contributed to the parish notes during the past year, to all the club PROs who send in updates on all their activities, this made my job very easy. Notes can be submitted by text, telephone or email deadline Friday morning 10 a.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 6341614.
Contact Rita Gaffney. Mobile 087 9914202. email email@example.com. Notes must be in by 8 p.m. Thursday night. The correspondent of these notes would like to wish all a very happy Christmas and a Happy.
Scoil Naomh Áine
Scoil Naomh Áine, Rathgarogue is currently accepting enrolments. Please contact Sandra in the school office at 051 424779 for an Enrolment Form. For more information see rathgaroguens.com.
Scoil Naomh Áine, Rathgarogue will have an Open Morning on Saturday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. All children and their parents/guardians who hope to enrol are welcome to visit the school, view our facilities and enjoy a cup of tea.
Bingo every Wednesday night at 8 p.m., we would appreciate all support and all are welcome. Every Monday night, our new yoga classes have commenced in the community centre from 7.30-8.30. Open to both male and female. Friday nights: Irish dancing, and Thursdays - Slimming World. The local soccer club also has training sessions from five years upwards. The Hall Committee appreciates everyone using the facilities and helps the upkeep of the hall.
Clothes bag collection
Terrerath Community Centre are holding a clothes collection in the next couple of months, anyone who has unwanted clothes (shoes, bags, etc) no duvets, pillows or underwear. We would love everyone to support this cause in aid of NCBI (which supports people with sight loss).
Please remember split-the-pot is drawn each Sunday following 11 a.m. Mass in St Mary's Church, Cushinstown. Tickets for the split-the-pot is available locally at €2 each
The church gate collection in aid of Epilepsy Ireland held just before Christmas resulted in €134 being collected. The organisers would like to thank you for your support.
The Junior B Hurling county champions of 1979 are having a reunion at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 10, in Power's of Ballycullane. All panel members urged to attend. This group brought the first adult hurling title to the club 40 years ago. All are welcome to come along and celebrate the occasion.
The recent church gate collection in aid of Co Wexford Community Workshop gathered €130.13. The organisers would like to thank you for your support.
There was no jackpot winner last week when the numbers drawn were 4, 17, 20 and 23. The match-three winners were Paudai Cullen of Yoletown and Dylan Larkin c/o Larkins, Ballycullane. This week's jackpot stands at €13,100.
Gusserane ladies' football club will host their very own Operation Transformation from Thursday, January 16, at the Tintern Complex walking track. Starting at 7 p.m. that evening, it will continue for six weeks.
There will be an optional weigh-in opportunity if people would like to do that along with a Couch to 5K for beginners. They hope to see everyone on the track on Thursday evenings.
Christmas Parish Draw
The special Christmas Newbawn Parish draw took place after Mass on Sunday, December 22, and the following were the lucky winners: First prize €300 Martin O'Sullivan, Carrig-on-Bannow; second prize €200 Tess Dunphy, Newbawn; six prizes of €100 each went to Gary Black Clonard, Julia Cullen Courthoyle, Biddy Foran Carrigbyrne, Joe Aspel Scullabogue, Lisa O'Sullivan Carrigbyrne, and Áine Shannon Newbawn.
The parish council committee members wish to thank all who support the monthly draws. Tickets for the remaining four draws can be purchased from any parish council committee member at €5 per month or €20 to cover the remaining four monthly draws.
Seana Ghael Awards
This year's annual Seana Ghael awards presentation day will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, January 12, in Ferrycarrig Hotel. The local recipient this year representing St Abban's Adamstown GAA Club will be Jimmy McDonald, Newbawn, who will join the recipients of 85 other clubs throughout the entire county. Some prominent GAA personnel both from the county and nationally will be present and the recipients will be honoured for their dedication and hard work with the association for a long number of years.
The special Christmas split-the-pot draw took place in Foley's Pub, Newbawn on the night of Friday, December 27, and the lucky winner of €750 was Abbie Delaney of Newbawn. Congratulations to Abbie.
An equal amount of money was divided between the Community Sports Ground and parish funding. The regular split-the-pot draw also took place on the same night and the winner of this draw was Cathal Doyle, care of Newbawn post office.
The next draw will take place this Thursday night in the same venue at 10 p.m. Envelopes for the split-the-pot draw can be obtained from any of the Newbawn parish council committee members, in all local business premises, or at the back of Newbawn Church.
Ladies football agm
The AGM of Adamstown Ladies Football Club takes place this Saturday January 11 in Newbawn Hall. For time see Facebook or contact Michelle O'Brien.
Happy New Year
The local correspondent wishes a holy, happy and prosperous New Year to all readers and contributors of the Newbawn notes.