Around the Districts
Adamstown, Bree/Galbally, Olyegate
The weekly '30 Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 29th January at 9pm. Catering on the night will be: Siobhan Hynes, Rosie Siggins & Maura Barden. As this finishes the year's rota and we begin again, we could do with extra people to come on board, as we have lost quite a few of the 'regulars' this year. If you would like to help please give your name to Fr Nolan, it works out about one Friday night every eight months. Catering on Fri 5th Feb will be: Cathy Delaney, Helen Furlong & Breda Bolger. Catering on Fri 12th Feb will be: Mary J Furlong & Frances Gallagher. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.
Card winners on Friday 12th January were: Terry McDonald, Pat Byrne, Mick Bolger, James Hendrick, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Jim Wickham, John Furlong, Josie Barden, Kay Whelan, Matty Sullivan & Pat Murphy.
The Athletic Club will hold their AGM on Tuesday 26th January at 8:30pm at the Community Centre.
All parents are invited to attend, we would welcome your support and ideas for the coming year. Registration forms are now available for 2016. New members will need to bring a copy of their birth certificate, along with their registration forms and money.
Training has resumed every Thursday for U8-U11 from 6:30-7:30pm and 7:30pm-9:00pm for U12 and up in Adamstown hall. The younger athletes will be training for Sportshall Athletics which takes place in February.
The Athletics club will be hosting a Fashion Show in the Horse and Hound on Friday 19th February 2016. The event kicks off at 8pm sharp.
The fashion show will feature the latest fashion from Lulu's Boutique, Si Jolie Boutique, The Loft Wexford , Wallaces Wellingtonbridge and Helen's French and Danish clothing lines. Entertainment on the night by DJ Liam Sharkey. There will be a door prize and spot prizes and raffle on the night.
Proceeds on the night will go to the Athletic Club and to Console. Tickets are €10 and are now on sale. Please support.
Wexford Hunt Canter
Wexford Hunt Club will hold their horse & pony charity ride next Sunday 31st January leaving Camross at 10am, if land is dry enough. Part of the proceeds will go to Adamstown N.S. Suitable for all ages
The next draw in the Adamstown Lotto takes place this Monday 1st Feb in Brad Ogs, Adamstown for a jackpot of €15,700. No Jackpot winner. Do buy a ticket and be in with a chance, it could be your best spent €2.00. All proceeds go to Adamstown GAA Soccer Club & Parish Committee.
Staff and students of Colaiste Abbain present Mother Goose directed by Paul Walsh in Adamstown Hall on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th Jan at 8pm. Adults €10, Students and OAP €5. Primary school children are free.
On Thursday 21st January in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola, many people from Newbawn, Adamstown, Raheen and surrounding areas signed up for the local version of Operation Transformation. The programme will continue for the following nine weeks when hopefully much of the unwanted weight will be shed.
The organisers are looking for mixed teams of four to partake and also for individual participants. There will be valuable prizes for the biggest team losers and for the biggest individual weight loser.
Apart from everything else the programme should provide plenty of fun and good craic with such activities as line dancing, nutrition talks, yoga and meditation with special emphasis on weight loss and exercise.
The event will be broadly based on the TV programme with a nurse and other well-known advisers contributing to the weekly sessions. For more information please contact Liz on 087-3559275 or any other member of the organising committee.
SVP Thank you
St Vincent de Paul council New Ross would like to acknowledge a cheque for €570 from the parish of Adamstown and to thank you for your generosity.
St. Anthony's Mass resumed on Tuesday January 12th at 7.30pm in St. Abban's Oratory. Parishioners are invited to join in weekly prayer to this great 'Wonder Worker' for his intercession in all our needs.
Prayer Group returned Sunday evening January 10th from 7pm - 8pm and all welcome.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each evening Mon - Fri from 6.30pm - 7.30pm in St. Abban's Oratory.
Biggest Loser Table Quiz
The Carrig and Wilton areas biggest loser team are holding a Table Quiz in Byrnes of Bree on Friday January 29th at 9pm. €20 for a table of 4.
With effect from Wednesday February 3rd Bree Parent and Toddler Group will meet on Wednesday mornings in Bree Community Centre from 10.30am. to 12 noon instead of Friday mornings. All are most welcome to come along.
SN Seosamh Naofa, Bree are now accepting enrolments for September 2016. Please check in the school office to confirm that we have your enrolment form or if you need a new one please contact the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 053-9247725.
Training for the events take place on Tuesdays with Una Doyle and Thursdays with Johnny Roche from 7:30pm at the GAA grounds.
Bree ICA News
The next monthly meeting of Bree ICA takes place on February 16th in the Community Centre at 8pm. The meeting will be open to all from 9pm 9 o'clock when we will have a demonstration of Laughing Yoga (to help with the winter blues) and a sale of accessories-handbags, jewellery, scarves etc. at €5 each. No admission but we will have a raffle and of course some light refreshments.
Lotto numbers in the recent draw were 15, 23, 25 and 26. There were no winners or no match 3 winners. Lucky dip winner was Frank Rochford. Next draw on February 3rd is worth €10,000.
Well done to the U21 footballers who have qualified for the County Final.
Bree Athletic Club
Indoor training for the younger age groups on Thursday evenings in Bree Community Centre at 7pm and for the older age group at 7.45pm.
Outdoor training takes place on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the field. High Jump training takes place in Galbally Hall on Saturday nights at 7pm.
Registration fees are now due. Please submit entries for the Indoor Championships U12 to U19 which take place in February to Una Doyle.
Galbally Tractor Run
The Galbally Annual Tractor Run in aid of Galbally Parish Funds will take place on Sunday, May 29th.
Good luck to those representing the Bree Davidstown area in the county finals of the Draughts competition this Saturday in Bree.
Congratulations to the Bree Macra Capers team which have qualified for the National Finals in Mallow, Co Cork on Saturday, February 6th. If interested in tickets, please contact club chairperson Aine Doyle immediately.
Bree CEP Vacancies
Bree CEP are currently taking applications for the following vacancies which will be available from the end of January: Community Centre Caretaker-Bree (2 positions) ref no: ES 1003667, Pitch Caretaker/Maintenance - Bree United (1 position) ref no: ES 1003674 and General Maintenance - Bree (2 positions) ref no: ES 1003670. For more information contact Elaine in the Bree CEP Office or your local DSP Office.
To apply for any of the positions listed please contact your local DSP Office quoting the relevant reference number. Qualifying and Eligibility criteria apply to all positions on Community Employment. DSP rates of pay apply to successful applicants also. Interviews will be held at end of January, beginning of February.
Bree Penny Euro Bank
Bree Penny Euro Bank has resumed taking in savings for 2016 following the Christmas break. The Penny Bank is open to all members of the community who would like to save towards Christmas 2016 with amounts saved being distributed to the members at the end of November. Deposit envelopes are available from Byrnes Shop and Bree Post Office.
Disco: Our Members are travelling to a Disco in Bree on Friday January 29th, there will be no youth club in the Community Centre as first years are attending this disco. The Supervisors for the night are Con Hourihane, Liz Kinsella, Margaret Storey, Paul Maher, Corina Kinsella, Cormac Downes
Senior Citizens Party February 7th: All invitations to our Senior Citizens party were delivered last week, if you have not received one and you live in Oylegate parish and are eligible to attend (65) please contact Gretta Quigley on 9138192 or any Leader or Member
Oylegate N.S. are now taking enrolments for September 2016. Please call to the school office any time from 9am to 3pm
The Oylegate pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk , will be staged in Oylegate Community Centre , for four nights, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday February 18th-21st. Shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night will commence at 8p.m. with a 7p.m. start on Sunday night. More details later.
There was no winner of the lotto jackpot held in the Slaney Inn, Oylegate on Wednesday January 6th. The next draw will be held in Mernagh's Lounge, Oylegate on Wednesday January 20th. Tickets cost just €2 each and are available from club members.
New members always welcome, contact any committee member if you wish to join.
A sports quiz in aid of Lady's Hospital Crumlin, IRFU trust will take place in Mernagh's on February 8th. Team of 4 costs 40euro. Anyone who would like to support this cause please come along on the night.
Congratulations to Nick Hayden, Coolanick, Oylegate who recently celebrated his 40th Birthday.
Crossabeg Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Club's Operation Transformation with "Between the Bells" began with large numbers last Tuesday night in Crossabeg Community Field. Kids in buggies, young children, parents and grandparents from Oylegate, Glenbrien, Crossabeg and Ballymurn turned up in large numbers to walk, jog and run "Between the Bells". After warming up, a bell is rung and 30 minutes later a second bell is rung. The distance people cover is recorded each week between now and Easter Monday.
We hope the community will improve their fitness by 10% in this period. Nutrition & fitness information is provided and organised walks/runs will take place over the 10 week period. We also cater for and weigh people who want to focus on weight loss. €2 per adult, €1 per u-16 to a Max of €5 per family.
Come and join us again this Tuesday at 7pm. First weekend outing is a walk/run at Culleton's Gap, Curracloe on Sunday January 31st at 12.30pm.
Personal/socially monitored alarms can save your life in the event of an accident, fall or any other emergency.
They can be pressed in any situation when you need help or cannot get to a telephone. They then contact the company who first ring you to see it it was hit by mistake before contacting your selected contacts e.g. son/daughter or a neighbour. Socially monitored alarms are available to people over the age of 65, either living on their own or with someone of the same age bracket, through the Seniors Alert Scheme.
More information on these personal alarms can be found on the TASK website. If you or anyone you know might be interested please contact your representative from Glenbrien Community Text Alert or any of the committee members, Pat (087)6904289, Diane (086)0897195 or Theresa (087)9714323 within the next few weeks.