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Published 25/06/2016 | 00:00

Ballymurn

GAA Notes

This week's lotto numbers were 8, 9, 13 and 20. There was no jackpot winner. There was one match three: Margaret Murphy. The jackpot is €10,000.

Our intermediate hurlers beat the Shamrocks in the League last week 3-11 to 0-13. Our Junior B hurlers beat Oilgate in the league last week 5-14 to 1-9. They play Blackwater in the championship on Friday at 7.30 p.m. in Ballymurn.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the formation of Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club. We hope to mark this occasion in the coming months. We are currently trying to put together photographs and other memories from 1966 to 2016. If you have any old photos, other memorabilia or have any other details on the formation of the club, please contact a committee member.

Ladies' Football

Best of luck to our under-14 girls in the Féile at the weekend.

CWCW Awards

Congratulations to the Bocce League winning team and the Bowling League winning team who were presented with their medals by popular Irish Boxing champion Adam Nolan at the Astro Active end of year party. Well done to Stacey Redmond, Ballylucas on receiving a gold medal for Bocce.

Blackwater

MACRA NA FEIRME

A Blackwater Macra club night out will take place on Saturday, June 25, for the annual Oulart-The-Ballagh Barn dance. Tickets €15. Blackwater macra has something for everyone and you don't need to be an expert or farmer to take part.

If you are interested in joining our unique and diverse club or availing from members benefits such as 15% off car insurance please contact 087 9585376 and come along to our next club meeting. Get in touch to learn more.

Crossabeg

Summer Solstice walk

The Hope Cancer Support Centre will hold their annual Summer Solstice 5K walk and Ceremony of Light and Healing at Curracloe beach this evening, Tuesday, June 21, at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited along to be part of this very special ceremony and to enjoy a peaceful and serene walk on this beautiful beach.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The parish pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, July 3. To book your place please contact the parochial house.

GAA club notes

Last week's lotto numbers for Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club draw were 8, 9, 13 and 20. There was no jackpot winner and one match-three winner, Margaret Murphy. The jackpot this week is worth €10,000.

The Intermediate hurlers beat the Shamrocks in the League last week 3-11 to 0-13 and the Junior B hurlers defeated Oylegate last week too, also in the league, on a 5-14 to 1-9 scoreline. They play Blackwater in the championship on Friday evening at 7.30 p.m in Ballymurn.

50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club. The club hope to mark this occasion in the coming months and are currently trying to put together photographs and other memorabilia from 1966 to 2016. If you have any old photographs, other memorabilia or have any details on the formation of the club, then please contact a committee member.

Athletics

Heartiest congratulations to St Killian's AC senior member Pádraig Moriarty who took the win in the very challenging Wexford Marathon run on Sunday week last, winning in a super time of two hrs 55 mins. Pádraig has worked really hard and has had some great results this year already so it is fantastic to see the work paying off with this result.

The Leinster Juvenile championships were held in Tullamore last weekend with St Killian's represented by brother and sister Jack and Amy Forde. On Day one Amy, who debuted in the under-17 Hammer event, won a bronze medal with a throw of 31.76. She later competed in the under-17 girls Shot Putt. Jack was also competing in the 200m under-14. He came through the heat and into the finals finishing in fifth place. He is not yet back to full fitness, as he had to take a break following a recent appendicitis operation.

Day two on Sunday saw all athletes compete in extremely wet conditions, but this did not stop Jack who won gold in the High Jump under-14. He later went on to do his club proud when he won the Shot Putt in a new PB of 11.58. Later in the day, Amy took part in the under-17 Discus and took home a second bronze medal in a new PB of 26.55m.

Four medals won by two athletes. Jack and Amy now proceed to the all-Irelands to be held in July. From all in St Killian's AC, we say well done to both athletes.

Deepest Sympathy

Our deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs Maura Dillon, Kyle, on the death of her uncle, Colman Mullins, Kilmore, whose funeral took place following Mass in Tomhaggard church to the adjoining cemetery on Tuesday of last week. RIP. Appreciation

The organisers of the coffee morning held on behalf of the WSPCA in Kyle Forge on Saturday last wish to thank each and everyone who helped make it such a success. Thanks to all who attended and gave so generously, to all who helped out on the day and to those who also gave generous donations. It is much appreciated.

The lucky winners in the raffle were Kathleen Hayes, Peg Rogers, May O'Connor, Peggy Rossiter, Angela Brennan, Susan Hearn, Karen Baker, Ella O'Connor, Ann Jordan, Mr Pear, Chrissie Alcock, Bridget Cullen, Mag Walker, Sinéad O'Connor, Amy O'Connor, Caitriona Cullen, Josephine Redmond, Keith Symmons, Ed Lowrey.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations and good wishes for the future to Richard Whitney, Farmhill, Crossabeg on the occasion of his marriage to Karen Curran which took place in Crossabeg church on Saturday last, June 18.

Whist

Results from play at the community centre on Wednesday of last week as follows: Trish Furlong/Polly Maher (top score) Molly Murphy/Mary Dunbar (1st gent) Kathleen Hayes/Katheen Higgins (3rd gent) Kathleen McDonald (1st lady) Betty Shanahan/Pat Sexton (2nd lady) Eilis Darcy (best half) Stella Nolan/Joan Pierce/Lily Thomas (hatchers) Frances Morris (lowest score) Eilis Darcy, Bedtty Butler, Kathleen McDonald, Betty Shanahan, Frances Morris (raffle) Whist continues every Wednesday evening at the centre at 8 p.m.

Patron

The annual Patron to Crossabeg cemetery will take place on Saturday, July 2, at 7 p.m. and weather permitting, Mass will be celebrated in the cemetery. The Blessing of the old cemeteries will take place on Monday evening, July 4, as follows: Artramon at 8.10 p.m; Saunderscourt at 8.30 p.m and Tykillen at 9 p.m. If you wish to have your deceased family and friends names included in the list which will be on display on the altar in Crossabeg church, then please leave the names in to the parochial house in the coming week.

Collection

A churchgate collection on behalf of Haiti Orphanage Project will be taken up on Saturday and Sunday next, June 25, and 26 at Crossabeg church. Please support as generously as you can.

Glenbrien

Emma Heffernan 10K

The Remember Emma Heffernan 10 K will take place on Saturday, July 2, at 4 p.m. starting at the GAA, pitch in Oylegate and registration is from 2 p.m. Registration fee costs €15 and is available to register on go Runireland.com, as well as on the day. All proceeds will go to the Jack and Jill Foundation, in memory of baby Emma. €4,500 for Wexford Hospice Homecare: The final total raised by our coffee morning for Wexford Hospice Homecare was €4,500. Again many thanks to all for such generous support. It was a wonderful community event.

Defibrillator

Oylegate Community Centre committee with assistance from a generous cash donor have purchased a defibrillator for use if ever required by members of the community. With the kind permission of Kathleen and Jimmy Freeman the Defibrillator will be located outside the Post Office in the centre of the village.

Training in the use of the Defibrillator will take place in the Community Centre on Saturday night, June 25, at 8.30 p.m. All willing and interested in becoming competent in the use of this very valuable and lifesaving equipment are invited to attend on the night and the training is free. The training is complete is less than one hour and is simple to operate. Everyone is welcome to attend.
School news

On Monday, June 27, the third Green Flag will be raised in the school at 12.30 p.m. after the Graduation of sixth class Mass. The end of year awards will also take place on the day, All parents and guardians are invited to come along and join us on the day Tea and refreshments will be served on the day. We have invited some guests along to help raise the flag, Mr Pádraig McManus and Pádraig Doran.

Miss Marian Mahon is leaving the school at the end of term also having worked in the school for the past eight years to take up a new post as acting principal in Feakle, Co. Clare. Miss Mahon has been teaching in the Holy Family School for the past eight years and her leaving will be widely felt.

She has been a vibrant part of the school community during her time here and she will be widely missed by the pupils the Staff and the Parents alike. We would like to wish her every success personally and professionally as she takes up her new post.

A celebration to mark Miss Mahon's time in the school will also take place on Monday, June 20. All are welcome to come along to pass on their good wishes to Miss Mahon.

Parish Journal

Work is presently under way to compile the Oylegate-Glenbrien Journal 2015-2016, which we hope to publish at the end of the year. Clubs and parish organisations are requested to give us an update on their activities over the past two years.

Anyone who would like to submit articles or photographs of interest is asked to contact oylegateparishnews@ yahoo.com or hand them in to : Tom Miller/Mary Somers/Maureen Somers/Maudie Maher/Aidan Quirke/Marie Quirke.

Patrons

The Glenbrien Patron is on Sunday, June 26, at 2.30 p.m. The Oylegate Patron is on Sunday, July 3, at 2.30 p.m.

Oulart

Celtic Challenge

Congratulations to Darryl Gray who scored three goals two points for Wexford North under-17 hurling team in their Celtic Challenge hurling victory over Derry recently. Also representing Oulart-The Ballagh on the under-17 panel were Niall Nimmo and Bradley Collier. The team will contest the final in Nowlan Park on Saturday, June 18.

Split the Pot

Scoil Mochua parents' association will hold a weekly 'Split the Pot' with the first draw to be held on Monday, June 27. It will cost only €2 to enter and the weekly winner will get half of the takings and the school will get the other half of the pot. Entry envelopes are available from local businesses and the school.

Patron/Field Day

The Patron in Oulart will take place on June 26. Prayers will be said in the Old Cemetery at 1.30 p.m.Then at 2 p.m. the Patron in the New Cemetery will commence. It will consist of Liturgy of the Word (Readings) followed by Rosary and Blessing of the Graves. The usual Field Day in aid of Scoil Mochua will be held immediately afterwards in the school grounds.

Cúl Camps

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA will host two Cúl Camps this year. The first will run from July 4 to July 8 while the second camp will run from August 15 to August 19. Children may sign up for one or both camps. As numbers are limited parents/guardians should register their children without delay. You may register online at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps or contact Diarmuid Byrne at 087 9348089 or Peter Hally at 087 2280 341.

Barn Dance

All roads lead to Raheenduff for Oulart-The Ballagh's annual Barn Dance on Saturday night, June 25. Music will be provided by the Heartbeats and as usual, sumptuous burgers will be on offer as well as great craic, ceol, rince and late bar. Tickets @€15 are available from players and committee and at the door on the night.

Field Day

The annual Field Day in aid of the Scoil Mochua funds will take place in the school grounds on Sunday, June 26, immediately after the Patron.

There will something for everyone on the day, including: Bottle Stall, Wheel of Fortune, barbecue, Cake Stall, Bouncy Castle, Nail and Face Painting, Bric a Brac, Hurling Penalty Shots, Pony Rides, Fishing for Bottles, Shop and Teas.

There will also be a Big Raffle. First prize is Garden Furniture, second prize Timber Kings Castle and third prize a Voucher. Tickets will be on sale on the day or beforehand in the local shops.

All donations for bottle stall, bric a brac, cake stall etc would be much appreciated and can be left in the school on Saturday 25th from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday morning from 10 a.m.-midday..We look forward to a fine day and an enjoyable family day out for all.

Camogie Notes

Well done to the under-8swho played brilliantly in the blitz in Rosslare last Sunday,

Some upcoming matches to look forward include the following: under-12 camogie match Oulart vBannow-Ballymitty is on on Oulart next Tuesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. The Seniors play Glynn-Barntown on June 27 and the Juniors are playing away to Taghmon on June 28 at 7.30 p.m.

Sports/Social meeting

A Sports/Social information and registration night is being held to encourage the local community between ages of 17-35 to join. The social night will take place at Bob's Bar, The Ballagh at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. Membership is only €25 for new members joining. Contact 087 4013318 to learn more

Oylegate

Defibrillator

Oylegate Community Centre committee with assistance from a generous cash donor have purchased a defibrillator for use if ever required by members of the community. With the kind permission of Kathleen and Jimmy Freeman the Defibrillator will be located outside the Post Office in the centre of the village.

Training in the use of the Defibrillator will take place in the Community Centre on Saturday night, June 25, at 8.30 p.m. All willing and interested in becoming competent in the use of this very valuable and lifesaving equipment are invited to attend on the night and the training is free. The training is complete is less than one hour and is simple to operate. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Emma Heffernan 10K

The Remember Emma Heffernan 10 K will take place on Saturday, July 2, at 4 p.m. starting at the GAA, pitch in Oylegate and registration is from 2 p.m. Registration fee costs €15 and is available to register on go Runireland.com, as well as on the day. All proceeds will go to the Jack and Jill Foundation, in memory of baby Emma.

€4,500 raised

The final total raised by our coffee morning for Wexford Hospice Homecare was €4,500. Again many thanks to all for such generous support. It was a wonderful community event.

Patrons

The Glenbrien Patron is on Sunday, June 26, at 2.30 p.m. The Oylegate Patron is on Sunday, July 3, at 2.30 p.m.

Parish Journal

Work is presently under way to compile the Oylegate-Glenbrien Journal 2015-2016, which we hope to publish at the end of the year. Clubs and parish organisations are requested to give us an update on their activities over the past two years. Anyone who would like to submit articles or photographs of interest is asked to contact oylegateparishnews@ yahoo.com or hand them in to : Tom Miller/Mary Somers/Maureen Somers/Maudie Maher/Aidan Quirke/Marie Quirke.

Ladies' Football

The very best of luck is extended to the under-14 girls Féile Football team in the All-Ireland Finals next week end in Kerry.

GAA lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot held in the Slaney Inn, Oylegate on Wednesday, May 25. The next draw will be held in Mernagh's Lounge, Oylegate on Wednesday, June 8. Tickets cost just €2 each and are available from club members.

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