Carnew notes week May 8th

FEILE FUNDRAISERS : There will be a table quiz on Friday 19th May @ 9pm.  In The Lodge, Carnew Table of 4 €40. Please support.

On Sat 3rd of June there will be 2 great Novelty matches in Carnew Emmets GAA grounds @6pm . Adm Adults €5 Children free . The original 1985 Carnew hurling feile winning team will take on the present Carnew 2017 feile team and The present 2017 Carnew Camogie feile team will take on their mother/aunties.
These games will prove to be very entertaining in more ways than one. So please come out and support and watch skill, speed and stiffness together on one pitch.

Kilrush Féile Fundraiser:

June 16th-18th is going to be a highlight for Kilrush Camogie when we host Davitt’s Club, Galway for the 2017 Féile.  A 5km fun run/walk will take place from Ballyroebuck pitch on Sunday, May 21st at 12pm.  Adults €10, children €5 and special family rates will apply. Please come out and support us, we can guarantee lots of fun and maybe some sun!!


On Sunday May 14 the walk will be at Croghan (Grade B, 12km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.30 or Phelan’s Gap pub at 10.45. On Sunday May 21the walk will be at Fraughan Rock, Glenmalure (Grade B+, 14km, 4 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.00 or Glenmalure Hotel car park at 10.45. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.


Congratulations to James and Louise Joyce, Coollattin Oaks on the birth of their son. To Niall and Roisin Osborne on the birth of their son.

To Brian and Paula Buttle, Donishal on the birth of their son.


The family of the late Vincent (Vinny) Strunks (Derry and Carnew) would like to express our sincere thanks to all his friends in Carnew, Gorey, Ferns and Olygate and surrounding areas for their expressions of sympathy at the loss of our beloved son and brother. We especially thank all those who gave us assistance and those who made the long journey to Derry for the funeral. Also for the book of condolences from his friends in Carnew and Gorey. Vincent was made welcome by the community in Carnew and made some of the most loyal friends he ever had. We ask that those friends to keep his memory in their hearts as he held each and everyone of them close to his. We were humbled by the response from you all so thank you all from the bottom of our hearts and rest assured we will never forget you.

Carnew Camogie Update

It’s been a busy month for the club with the League season well underway. In Division 1 of the Adult League, our senior team have been out against Ballinacor and Knockananna and gained invaluable experience in both, with the younger players a great addition.

Congrats to our U16 team who saw off the challenge from Avondale in the League last week on a scoreline of 4-4 to 1-0.

In the Development League so far, the U-14s have beaten Avondale and Aughrim and participated in the Feile qualifiers in Ballinakill on Good Friday. As a host club, the U-14s will play in the national Feile na nGael competition, hosting a team from Fermanagh.

The U-12s participated in the Caman to Croker blitz on Easter Monday. Congratulations and well done to a great bunch of girls. They played matches against Fingallians (Dublin), St. Cillians (Offaly) and Setanta (Carlow). A big thanks to Millie Brennan who represented the club as a referee. Thanks to all the players and parents for another great day. The U12 Go Games Blitz Programme has kicked off with blitzes completed in Knockananna and Kiltegan.

The U-8s and U-10s are back training and waiting to start their blitz programme also.


Ballyellis N.S. Camogie

Heartiest congratulations to the Ballyellis N.S. girls mini 7’s Camogie team who created history last week by winning the Camogie mini 7’s county final for the very first time. From the very first moment right through to the final whistle the girls played superbly with great skill and determination. It was a very proud moment for the girls, their families and the school when they received the Eimear Gahon Cup. Well done to them all.


Ballyellis N.S. Girls Soccer

Huge congratulations also to the Ballyellis N.S. soccer team who won the South Leinster Final of the SPAR FAI Primary School 5’s girl’s small schools competition. They have now qualified for the Leinster Final on May 11th in Navan and will be representing South Leinster (Wexford, Wicklow and Carlow.). This is the very first time that the girls will play in the Leinster Final and we wish them continued success


Gardening Talk

There will be a Gardening Talk on “Summer Gardening” and “Low maintenance pots” with Betty Lancaster Kehoe on Tuesday 9th May in Ballyellis N.S. at 8 p.m. Cost 5 euro. To book a place please phone 053 9426159



The next bingo is on Sunday 14th and 28th May at 2.30pm in St Brigid’s Hall, Carnew.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Marie House, Valley Heights, her family and relatives on the death of her father Denis Corrigan, Castledermot last week and her mother Kathleen Corrigan at the weekend.

To the family and relatives of Mary Doran, Tomacork who died during the week, her remains were removed to Tomacork church on Thursday for 12 noon mass with burial in adjoining church yard.

To the Nolan family, Clonamona, Craanford on the death of Tommy Nolan .

To Noleen Deegan, Brideswell  her family and relatives on the death of her mother Peg Murphy, Carlow.


The winner of Scoil Aodan Naofa, Carnew Split the Pot on 28th April was Dylan Lynch winning €307, tickets €2 from local shops or the school.


There was no winner of the GAA lotto, numbers were 12,14,15,32,  lucky dips were Kathleen Hyland, c/o Don. Aoife Doran c/o Margaret. Mairead Greene, Soldiers bench. Tom Collins, c/o Snowy.  The next draw was 8th May and the jackpot was €6,000.


God bless all the children from Askamore who make their First Holy Communion on this Sunday `14th May and in Carnew on Sunday 21st May.


The patron in Askamore is on Sunday 4th June at 1pm.


The Askamore pilgrimage to knock is on July 3rd and 4th, anyone interested in going contact Mary Kenny 0n 0539426358 or 0861541948.



Carnew Heritage Club are holding their annual road run on Sunday 21st May at 12.30pm from Carnew Mart, all welcome


An art exhibition will open in the Public Library, Gorey on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 7pm and continue until Friday 12th May, during Library opening hours. This is an art exhibition by a small group of people with disabilities, living in Carnew, Gorey and Adamstown areas. The group is known at the Tom Byrne Art Group. The exhibition will be opened by Pat Whelan formerly of the ESB Enniscorthy. All are cordially invited to view their art work.  



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