Carnew notes week January 16th

Carnew Camogie

Carnew Camogie Club will enjoy a second presentation night at the weekend. This time, the successful Intermediate team will celebrate their 2016 Championship win under the stewardship of trainer James Doran. 


The event will take place in Hogans The Lodge, Carnew, on Saturday night at 8pm, at which the Junior Leinster Cup will also be in attendance. Last June, three Carnew players were on the panel which brought the Junior Championship Cup back to Wicklow for the first time since 1978.


The presentation night will also be a joint affair with the Minor hurlers who are celebrating their winning of the County Hurling A Championship.


Meanwhile, players interested in lining out for the County Junior team are invited to Knockananna on Friday night at 8pm to meet trainer Brendan Phelan. And our own

Senior squad will return to training on Friday, February 17.

Registration fees for 2018 are U8 €15; U10-U18 €30; family of two juveniles (U18) €50; family of three juveniles €70; student €35; adult €70.



On Sunday Jan 22 the walk will be at Haddens Hill, (Grade B, 10km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.30. On Sunday Jan 29 the walk will be at Ballinaogue Tinahely, (Grade B, 10km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.30. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.


Carnew Emmets Juvenile AGM

Scoil Aodán Naofa was the venue for this year’s Carnew Emmets Juvenile AGM which was held on Friday January 6th at 8pm. A word of thanks to the management for the use of the facilities. There was a good attendance to hear outgoing chairman Maurice Molloy open the meeting by welcoming all present. He then passed over to Maurice Sheil, juvenile secretary, to give his annual report. Quite a successful year on the playing field with the highlight being the winning of the féile cup after an absence of 30 years. He covered a number of topics from games, pitch development and funding events to the year’s awards nights.


In his parting address outgoing chairman Maurice Molloy thanked everyone for their assistance during his tenure and spoke of his enjoyment of his time in the role. He was congratulated by the club and wished all the best for the future. Kenneth Redmond was then nominated and seconded as the new chairman who was thrown in straight away to chair a lively meeting. He covered many topics as per the secretary’s agenda such as New Age Structure, Féile 2017, Cross Border Leagues and his hopes and aspirations for the future of the club.


One of the most important items on the agenda was child welfare and, at this point, the secretary called on Máire Doyle, Children’s Officer, to speak. Garda vetting was high on her priority list, as were training and Codes of Conduct which must be signed by all parents before the season begins.


Next was the volunteering of mentors across the age groups. A list of mentors is available for the coming season and all are reminded to be aware of the legislation around Garda Vetting. Any queries to the Children’s Officer.


John Doyle spoke of the invitation to take part in the Castletown Tournament. The secretary then took the opportunity to speak about membership and funding.


All topics were well discussed with full participation from delegates present. The meeting was wrapped up by the secretary and all were wished a successful 2017.   


The winner of the first Split the Pot for Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew for 2017 was Satcey Kilbride winning €231, tickets are available from the school or local shops and business.



Sincere sympathy is extended to Derek Stephens, Umrigar, his family and relatives on the death od his sister in law Hazel Stephens, Gorey during the week.



The annual model exhibition will take place on Sunday 5th February in Colaiste bhride, Carnew with all the usual models of farms, tractors, models, air craft and more, Teas will be served along with cakes stall, raffles, Tombola stall and more, adults €5 children free, all welcome. The three local schools will benefit from it this year.



Tickets are still available for the Des Willoughby and friends concert in Kilrush parish on February 3rd at €15 available after masses or the parish office.



Askamore penny bank has resumed after weekend masses.



Tickets for the LipSync concert are now on sale from Margaret 0877628839 or Mary 0879521524.


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