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Around the Districts: Glynn-Barntown, Murrintown, Piercestown, Rathangan- Cleariestown, Taghmon Camross


Keisha Sinnott and Mia McLoughlin enjoying the FAI Summer Soccer School at Fastnet Rovers club grounds in Rathangan

Keisha Sinnott and Mia McLoughlin enjoying the FAI Summer Soccer School at Fastnet Rovers club grounds in Rathangan

Keisha Sinnott and Mia McLoughlin enjoying the FAI Summer Soccer School at Fastnet Rovers club grounds in Rathangan

Glynn-Barntown: Bingo night - Bingo Night in Glynn Community Centre on Sunday, August 18, Proceeds in aid of Hope Cancer Support Centre. Doors open at 8 p.m. Come on down for an entertaining night - your support would be much appreciated.

Swimming Club Registration

Wexford Swimming Club invites you its registration and Swim Assessment evening on August 30 in Ferrybank Swimming Pool from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Children interested should have completed all swimming lessons, be capable of swimming two 25 metre lengths of the pool without stopping and be aged between 7 and 12 years on December 31. The Assessment is for new members only. Please do not contact Wexford Swimming Pool regarding the above registration.

Wexford Swimming Club is a privately run Swimming Club. Enquiries to Cécile at 087 7428556 or visit our Wexford Swimming Club Facebook page.

Wedding bells

Congratulations to Ray Reynolds and Anita Kinsella, who were recently married in Barntown Church. We wish you all the best for the future.

Split the pot Barntown

Congratulations to Lynda Power, who was the lucky winner of €140 in the split-the-pot draw held on August 6

And also to Mikey, John, Jimmy and Emily O'Keeffe, who are our latest winners and will be dividing €135. Well done you guys.

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.


Whitechurch Patron: Sunday, September 8, at 2 p.m. Carrig Patron: Sunday, September 8, at 3 p.m. Those wishing their loved ones to be prayed for publicly at Whitechurch, are asked to write out the names beforehand and hand them in to ensure your request is fulfilled.


Well done to our under-eight camogie team who competed in the All County Blitz in Ferns on Saturday playing four great games against Ballygarret, Fethard, Adamstown and St Ibar's/Shelmaliers. The girls also had a very special visit from club chairperson Georgina Roche and her daughter Grace on the way to the all-Ireland under-16 camogie semi-final where Grace lined out at midfield. Unfortunately on this occasion Grace and her teammates were denied a place in the all-Ireland final but we are most of their achievements this year.


Well done to our under-nine footballers who played really well in theur blitz at the weekend in Ferns COE the future is in safe hands.

Our Minor hurlers served up an impressive display on Monday night in Killurin in the Premier quarter final against a much fancied Gorey side. Our boys got off to a positive start and their excellent, composed approach saw them lead by 0-8 to 0-4 at the interval. The boys surged ahead in the second half with strong indiviual and collective performances they took the win 0-18 to 0-8. Well done lads.

Well done to our under-13 footballers who play Oylegate-Glenbrien on Tuesday evening in the Premier championship quarter final in Killurin.

CONGRATULATIONS - Well done to all our young members who received their Leaving Certificate results recently. We wish them all the best in their chosen paths.


ALL IRELAND TICKETS - Congratulations to Eleanor Ryan, Danny O'Brien, Barry Goff and Shane Carley, whose names were drawn for an opportunity to purchase an all-Ireland Hurling Final ticket last week. Any paid up member interested in being in the draw to purchase an all-Ireland Football Final ticket text Danny at 086 1089553 by Friday, August 30, at 5 p.m.

CLUB LOTTO - On Wednesday, August 7, numbers drawn were 6, 8, 10 and 18. No jackpot winner. Five match-three winners; Ger Walsh, Noel and Catherine McCarthy, Martin Hogan, Derek Kent and Orla O'Connor. Next draw in Declan's Wednesday, August 21. Jackpot now €3,000.


Our under-14 Blue ladies' football team were unlucky during the week as they came head to head with Kilanerin in the Division 4 Shield Final.

In what was their toughest match to date, Glynn-Barntown had a strong first half, taking the lead at half time.

Kilanerin however, not to be deterred, came back fighting in the second half and managed to pull the scoreline level with two minutes to full time. Despite our girls fighting back, giving it their all, Kilrush scored the winning point from a free.

Final Score: Glynn-Barntown 2: 06 Kilanerin 2: 07.Thanks to all the parents and supporters who, despite the weather, came out to cheer the girls on. Thanks to Aoife for the report.


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.


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

Our last winner was a holidaymaker from Bray, Christina Marlow, winning €602 for her €2 ticket. Christina bought her lucky ticket in Kellys Bar on the Corner. Draw takes place every Monday night at Murrintown bingo. Remember you must be in to win.


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.

Murrintown Community Centre also has facilities for squash, badminton, soccer, volleyball and basketball. The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details. For more information contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328; email murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.

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.

CE WORKER VACANCY - We are currently looking to hire a CE Worker for Murrintown Community Centre. For more information please contact Colette Kennedy (CE Supervisor) at 051 563038 or email southeastcom@gmail.com


MONTHLY DRAW WINNERS: Des Greene €100. Barry Lambert €100.


Girl Guides

Cygnet, Brigins, Guides and Rangers: Registration night will be on Monday, September 2, from 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. in the Guide/Scout Hall. We will resume the following Monday night, September 9, at the usual times.

The Link up ceremony will take place on Monday, September 16, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to the new Guiding year.

Scout Group

Please note; Registration night will be on Friday, August 23, at 7 p.m. in the Scout and Guide Hall - all current members will re-register on this night and new members are welcome. Please ring 087 6677411 Ann if you have any queries. thank you to everyone for their support during this scouting year and we look forward to your continued support in 2019/2020 scouting year.

If you have any used jumpers/neckers which you would like to donate or re-sell please contact the group.

'American Tea Party'

The board of Knockingall Community Centre are once again organising the 'American Tea Party' type community social night on Friday, September 27, details will be sent to all groups late August and we hope you will all come along and support this fundraising event. Tickets will be €10 same as last year. Live music this year.


Please forward notes for the paper to peadar.dempsey57@gmail.com.



If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall at 051 563039 between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. or leave a message. Also you can email your notice to rathanganhall@gmail.com. At the latest all notes must be received by 10 a.m. on Friday Morning.

Community lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €4,200. The winning numbers were 15, 16, 22 and 27. There was two match-three winners who each received €100, they were Breda O'Sullivan and Ben Moore. The next lotto draw will be held on Tuesday, August 20, and the jackpot now stands at €4,200.


Last week's split-the-pot winner was Liam and Bull winning €121. Next draw will take place on August 22 in Atlantic Bar, Cullenstown. Thank you for your support.

Tidy Towns

Duncormick Area Action Group has once again entered this year's Tidy Town's Competition with judging from June-August. We are appealing to everyone to help us in obtaining better results this year and be proud of our village. We would also like to ask everyone to use the litter bins provided in the village.

Lotto News the amount raised in July for the Rathangan Parish Development Fund was €439.85. Thank you for your continued support.

Kickstart Education/Childcare

Kickstart Education and childcare in RATHANGAN have three remaining free ecce places, managed by primary school teachers ensuring the highest standards of early years play.

Each child is nurtured and encouraged into a confident and active learner, exploring, drama, numeracy, science, creative arts, languages and much more all through play. Parents are kept up to date with daily photos and videos with the use of our parent app. For more information please 086 3365018.

Taghmon Camross


Tuesday: Yoga 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bingo - Doors open 7.30 p.m., start-time 8 p.m.

Wednesday: Pilates 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Forever Fit 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Jiving (with Paul) 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Thursday: Line Dancing 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Getting Citizens Online Courses (starting in September) Class 1: 10 a.m. to midday Class 2: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday: Irish Dancing 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Chiropodist First Friday of every month. Next visit September 6. Ring Tag Office 053 9134997 to make appointment.

Sunday: Gospel Choir. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every second Sunday.

GAA club notes

The under-15 Footballers are out on Thursday night against away to St Joseph's at 6.45. Our intermediate footballers are in championship action against Ballyhogue next weekend (time and venue tbc) while the Junior B District Football Final takes place in Horeswood on Friday evening at 8 p.m. against St James. All teams and mentors appreciate your support at these important end of season games.

The lotto jackpot wasn't won last week. The next draw takes place tonight, Tuesday, August 20, The jackpot will remain at €14,000 till we get a winner. Please encourage any family or friends living away from the area to support the draw through the new online Taghmon-Camross page on the KlubFunder website. The deadline for online sales is at 6.30 on draw night. The minimum spend on the online system is €6. We are still waiting for a first online winner so must happen soon. Call up to the bar in the centre if you miss that deadline. You can buy multi-draw tickets through either option.

Robert Mizzell will be returning to the community centre again on August 30 after his very successful concert there last summer. Sabrina Farrell will also play on the night. Tickets for the concert cost €15. Log onto our Klubfunder account for online purchases or drop into A & M Hardware in the village if you'd like to buy tickets in advance of the big night.

Finally a Last Man Standing competition will also be run on the KlubFunder website starting at the end of this month. Check it out and have a go, entries cost €10.

Wexford People