Carnew notes week January 1st 2018


Sincere sympathy is extended to Betty Kearney, Emmett Place, Carnew her family and relatives on the death of her brother William (Billy) Murphy, Rathmore, Aughrim who died recently.

To Pat Sheridan, Brookfield, Carnew on the death od his sister Lil Coffey, Westmeath who died recently.

To Noleen Deegan, Brideswell her family and relatives on the death of her brother Com Murphy, Carlow during the week.


The winner of 15th was the Wafer family, Kilcavan . The 22nd was Patty Collins winning €438, the hamper was Betty Whelan, €50 Correll’s voucher Hazel Bollard, mini hamper Raymond Brennan, teddy and chocolates Amelia Mulhall. The next draw is 12th January, tickets are available from the school and local shops. Many thanks to everyone for their support to date towards the school, it is very much appreciated. Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year.


Aughrim Sheep Breeders are celebrating 50 years, 1968 – 2017 and have launched a book to mark the occasion, the book is on sale from any of the committee or in Victor Young’s, Main Street, Carnew at €15.


Carnew Heritage club held their AGM recently in Kenny’s Lounge, Carnew with a good crowd attending, the following were elected President Willie Kearney, chairman Gavin Nolan, vice chair Martin Austin, secretary Kevin McEvoy, assistant Paul O’Sullivan, treasurer Patrick Nolan, assistant Michael Kinsella and Syl McEvoy, PRO Susanne O’Sullivan, safety officers Gavin Nolan and Alan Kinsella, trade stand sectary Alison Smyth, best of luck to all, our heritage day this year is on September 16th.

The committee presented the following clubs with proceeds from the working day and the road run, Carnew Community Care €1,000. The Back Alley project €1,000. Wexford Branch of Parkinson’s Association €500, Camogie club €500, ladies football €500 and Chillax Youth Café €500, well done to all.


Carnew Emmetts GAA club held their AGM recently in Kenny’s and the following were elected chairman Tim Balfe, vice chair James Doran, secretary Thomas Collins, assistant Chuckie House, treasurer Mick Green, everyone was thanked for their help over the year and best of luck to all in 2018.


Aggie and John Somers, Riverdale Nursing Home, Ballon and Croneyhorn, Carnew would like to say a big thank you to everyone who called to see them, phoned, sent mass bouquet’s, cards and gifts to them over the Christmas and to all who have helped in anyway during John’s illness, it is very much appreciated. A mass will be offered for all.

Community Games:

Help is needed to carry on with community games initiatives such as draughts, badminton u15, athletics and art. If any parent is willing to help out, please contact James Tomkins at 087 7606059 or Bridget Kenny at 087 4132843. Draughts is on every Monday night 7-8pm in Askamore Community Hall.


Lip Sync Coffee Morning:

Askamore Belles are hosting a coffee morning on January 6th “Nollaig na mBan” in Elma Buttle’s house, Drummond Lane 10-12. Finish off Christmas with a treat!




Shillelagh Area Community Games – Time to get 2018 off to a flier! Indoor plyometric training for athletics (ages 8+) commences on Tue 9th Jan in the Tinahely Community Hall, School Road, Tinahely  every Tue until 27th March. Time: 6:30-7:30pm. Cost: €2 per child. For details contact: Hugh 0876207193 or find us on FaceBook



Stephen Murphy will be the headline act for a musical Extravaganza in Askamore Community Centre on Thursday 18th January at 7.30pm. The show will consist of one half of local talent, while Stephen who is perhaps one of Wexford’s most versatile musician will perform in the second half. Tickets are €10 for adults and  €5 for children. This venture is being hosted by Askamore Community Council as a Lip Sync fundraiser. More information from Sean on 0872898805 or Brian 0872996817.



Carnew Emmets Juvenile Club AGM took place on Friday the 29th of December, 2017  at 8pm in Kenny’s. Chairperson Ken Redmond welcomed the members to the meeting. Maurice Sheil gave the secretaries report outlining the highs and lows of the year and confirmed that he would not be standing for election. The Juvenile Club Chairman Ken Redmond on behalf of all in the juvenile club thanked Maurice for his hard work and dedication to the Club over the last two years and he commented that his commitment went beyond the role of Secretary and thanked him for his sterling work. Club Chairman Tim Balfe thanked Maurice on behalf of the Senior club and wished him every success in the future.

The AGM agreed that there will be a lot of work to do in the coming year. Mentors have been assigned to their respective teams and a big thank you to those who have volunteered in those roles. Plans are afoot for the 2018 season and the Committee are looking forward to working with all our Mentors and Teams throughout the coming season.

Membership renewal forms will be circulated shortly and new members to the Club are very welcome.

Team Mentors for the 2018 season are as follows:

U7: Brendan Laurence, Paudge Bolger, Shane Rooney.

U9: Paul O’Brien and Tadgh Ryan.

U11: Dave Gregan, Richard Cosgrave, Thomas Collins, Colm Kenny.

U13: Paudge Cullen, James Doran, Mick Kenny, Eugene Jordan.

U14: David Byrne, Mick Greene, Eugene Jordan, Willie Collins.

U15: David Byrne, Mick Greene, Willie Collins.

U17 Eddie Brennan, Sean Kinsella, Eamonn Doyle, Victor Young, Ken Redmond.

The following Officers were elected:-

Chairman: Kenneth Redmond

Secretary: Owen Nicholson


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