Carnew notes April 15

Kilrush Drama Group
Poor Beast in The Rain by Billy Roche
Congratulations to the members of Kilrush Drama Group on their performance in Kilmuckridge on Sunday night last in the Confined Drama All Ireland in Kilmuckridge with their production of Poor Beast in the Rain by Billy Roche.

To reach the All Ireland, the Group had three Festival wins, in Gorey, Rathangan and Tipperary Drama Festivals and came 2nd in five of the Festivals winning many personal awards on the way.

Michael Dunbar won Best Actor Awards in Wexford, Mountmellick Lislea and Rathangan, and Best Supporting Actor awards in Gorey and Shercock.

Ellie Condren won Best Actress Awards in Rathangan and Tipperary and won Best Supporting Actress in Wexford and Gorey.

Jane Kinsella won Best Actress Awards in Ballyduff and Tipperary and won Best Supporting Actress in Wexford and Rathangan.

Timmy Connaughton won Best Actor in Tipperary and Best Supporting Actor in Ballyduff and Maurice Ruth won Best Supporting Actor in Tipperary.

Mick Byrne won Best Director Awards in Gorey, Rathangan and Tipperary. Michael Dunbar also won Best overall performance in the County of Wexford and Michael and Timmy won an adjudicators award for Best Moment in Theatre in Wexford.

Kevin McEvoy won Adjudicators Award for lighting Design in Tipperary.

We now await the final adjudication and results for All Ireland which will be announced on Saturday night next in Kilmuckridge and we wish them the very best of luck.


On Sunday April 19 walk is at Curracloe, Wexford. (Grade C, 8km, 2 hours) meeting in Tinahely Square at 10.00am or at Goslins, Ballycanew at 10.45am. On Sunday April 26 walk is at Askamore. (Grade B, 13km, 3.52 hours) meeting in Tinahely Square at 10.00am or Askamore at 10.30. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear. (Walk grades: A is the hardest and C is the easiest – depends on gradient and duration.) Full walking schedule is on the Tinahely Website.

U12 Division 2 Football

Carnew came up short against a strong St. Kevin’s of Hollywood team on Monday 6th of April. St. Kevin’s got off to a great start with some skilful long range points from distance and a few goals for good measure. Daniel Redmond led the charges for Carnew in the second half. Carnew were competitive for this period but, with many of the panel missing, it proved too big a task in the end.
‘A Laugh for Hope and Hospice’

Marshalstown, Camross and Newbawn/Adamstown Drama Groups, with guest artists to surprise you on the night and to give you a night of comedy drama!


Music will be provided by ‘On the Run’ (Domo, Mick & Tom). Come out and see us in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola on Saturday April 18th.
No entry fee but donations greatly appreciated as 100% of all money raised goes to the chosen organisations: Hope Cancer Support Service and Wexford Hospice Homecare. Hamper and raffle prize. Kick off time 9.30! If it’s a good belly laugh you need, make sure not to miss it!


Murphy’s Cho’s Tae Kwon Do School would like to congratulate its student’s on their recent Belt Promotion at their grading held in Aughrim.
This is a fantastic achievement in a student’s Tae-Kwon-Do training. In recent years we have seen our school go from strength to strength, this is down to the dedicated students who train at this school.


The school has been running for the 19 years and will be celebrating 20 years in 2016. So why not come and join us and see what this sport can offer you. Martial Arts Training is a fun way for you to keep fit, while learning a new skill. It can be something you do as a family, we have parents train with their children. Beginners can join at any time throughout the month or year, all ages welcome.

Mon Night Class: Junior Class: 6.30 – 7.15 (3-7)
Mon & Wed Night Classes: Senior Class: 7.15 – 8.15 (8 upwards)

For further Information Contact: Trish Murphy (5th Degree Black Belt) (087) 6390370


Trish’s Tractor Run 2015. The Bowes & Kelly family’s would like to thank all who supported us in our 5th annual run on Sunday 29th March 2015.

We had a wonderful turn out from participants to those who lent a hand with refreshments etc. It was wonderful to see the amount of support from people who knew and loved Trish.

Thanks to all your great efforts we managed to raise over 1, 100 euro on the day, with donations still coming in.

Looking forward to next year’s run. Hope to see you all there!

Get well wishes go to Mary Carroll, Ballard. Amy Doran, Croneyhorn. Seamus Brennan, Town View. Jack Kilbride, School Height.

Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew are holding a fashion show on 30th April in St Brigid’s Hall,Carnew at 8pm admission €10 from Anne Marie 0872070595 or Sabrina 0876740487.

The winner of the lotto was Owen Nicholson, seller Victor Young.

God bless all the children from All Saints National School, Carnew and Gorey who made their confirmation on Sunday last in Carnew.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Andrew O’Brien, Askamore who died during the week and was buried on Tuesday after 11am mass in Askamore.

To the family and relatives of Fay Jiltsov, Newtownmountkennedy and formely of Carnew Community Care who died recently.

Carnew GAA lotto was not won numbers were 2,7,13,19, lucky dips were Jack Kilbride. John Butler. Niamh Kennedy and Pat Cullen c/o Willie Driver., next draw was 13th April in Kennys, tickets are only €2 from any player or local shop.

The Askamore pilgrimage to knock will take place on 6th and 7th July, contact Mary Kenny ON 0861541948.

Ballyellis National School are holding a crazy golf classic on Saturday 25th April to purchase extra land, your support would be greatly appreciated, tickets €10 from the school on 0539426159.

“The Man in the Woman’s Shoes”

 Coláiste Bhríde will host the widely acclaimed play “The Man in the Woman’s Shoes” written and solo performed by the award winning actor Mikel Murfi.  The play has received the prestigious five star rating by New York theatre critic Alexis Sploski.  The performance will take place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew on May 6th at 8.30pm.  Tickets are €12(adults) and €10 (students and OAP’s).  Reserve your tickets by contacting Coláiste Bhríde on 086 8500607.  Don’t miss this “high top performance”.

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