Carnew notes week December 12

Tinahely Walking Club

On Sunday December 18 the walk is the annual mincepie affair at Stookeen, Shillelagh. This will be a C walk of about 2.5 hours. Meeting in Tinahely at 10.15 or in Walkers Car Park, Shillelagh at 10.30. There are no scheduled walks on either Christmas Day or New Years Day. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.

Carnew Camogie

Congratulations to the new Camogie Club executive voted in recently: Breda Hyland, President; Aoife Darcy, chairperson; Sabrina Kavanagh, vice chairperson, Eileen Doran, secretary; Mary Brennan, asst. secretary; Yvonne Kelly, treasurer; Linda Wafer, assistant treasurer; Deirdre O’Flynn, PRO; Linda Wafer, Registrar; Maire Byrne, Child Welfare Officer. Committee members: Paul Kelly, Aoife Doran, Christina Kinsella, Maire Doran, Laura Byrne, Nuala Dagge, Shauna Keogh, Sue Balfe.

Two presentation nights are planned for the New Year. On Sunday, January 8, a joint presentation night will be held with the Ladies Football Club for juvenile players from U-8s up to U-16s. This will be held in Kenny’s Pint Depot. On 21 January, the newly promoted Senior Team will celebrate their Intermediate Championship final win in Hogan’s The Lodge. And, three of the players – Shauna Keogh, Maire Doran, and Aoife Darcy – will also celebrate their Leinster Junior Championship win when they represented Wicklow in the final in June. This will be a joint presentation night with the Minor hurlers.

Next club meeting, Monday, January 16.


The GAA lotto held 5th December was not won, numbers were 4,10,26,32, lucky dips were Tom Culkin, Croneyhorn. Hannah and Megan Rosney, Donishal. Tony Deegan, Shillelagh. P.J. Hennessy, Tombreane. The next draw is 19th December in Sinnotts and the jackpot is €4,000.


Happy 21st birthday to Sorcha Hodgins, Covesbrook.


Congratulations to Chucky House and Amy Monahon, Malton Park on the birth of their son.


The winner of Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew Split the Pot was Jack Gregan winning €254. Tickets on sale from the school or local shops.


Anna Long, Community Village Carnew would like to say a big thank you to everyone for their mass cards, letters and phone calls during her recent illness, it is very much appreciated.


Aggie and John Somers, Croneyhorn would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been very supportive to them over the last few months, especially our very good neighbours and friends, donations in lieu of Christmas cards to the Kiltegan fathers.

Jim and Susanne O’Sullivan and family , Umrigar would also like to thank everyone also and donations to The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Mary Moore (nee Byrne), Ballytarsna who died during the week and was buried on Tuesday in Askamore cemetery.


The Christmas Baubles in Askamore are now on sale at €3 each or two for €5, mass will be offered in December for all on the tree, all proceeds to Askamore Childcare Centre.


Santa Claus is coming to Carnew on Sunday 18th December from 5-7pm in Colaiste Bhride Carnew admission €5 per child, €10 per family, all proceeds towards the Back Alley fund, all welcome to come along.


A charity walk, car, tractor and lorry run will take place on Sunday 1st January 2017 from Carnew mart, registration from 11.30am, starting at 12.30pm, walkers €10, cars, tractors and lorries €20, refreshments afterwards in Colaiste Bhride, For enquiries contact John Somers 0876578761. All proceeds in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, this trust aims to alleviate the financial hardships of bereaved families repatriating the body of loved ones who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland. 

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