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Published 15/10/2016 | 00:00

Pat Devereux, Cameron Luck and Shauna Bail at the the Wexford Garda Ball in The Talbot Hotel on Friday evening
Pat Devereux, Cameron Luck and Shauna Bail at the the Wexford Garda Ball in The Talbot Hotel on Friday evening

Bree-Galbally

Grotto Rosary

As part of the Rosary Rally Programme which is co-ordinated worldwide, the Rosary will be recited on Saturday afternoon, October 15, at 4 p.m. at Ballybrennan Grotto. All are most welcome to attend and participate.

Bree ICA News

A committee meeting of Bree ICA will be held in Bree Community Centre on Tuesday night, October 11, at 8 p.m. and a full guild meeting on October 18 at 8 p.m. Anyone interested in joining our guild please feel welcome to join on October 18.

Church Gate Collection

The Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy will hold their annual church gate collection on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Galbally Playschool

The AGM of the Galbally Community Playschool Committee will take place on Tuesday, November 8, at 8.30 p.m. in Galbally National School. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

Historical Society

There will be a talk organised by Clonroche Historical Society and given by Tom McDonald in Clonroche Community Centre on Wednesday evening, October 12, at 8.30 p.m. on the Genesis and beginnings of the Strawberry Fair. All are most welcome to attend.

Church Cleaning

Anyone who would like to join the church Cleaning Rota is asked to please leave your name and contact details on the sign up sheet at the back of the church. All help would be greatly appreciated.

Memorial to the Dead

A Memorial to the Dead Booklet was produced through Bree Parish Office in conjunction with the Student summer Scheme in 1999. This Booklet both mapped and detailed the inscriptions on the gravestones in Bree new and old cemeteries, Clonmore cemetery and Ballybrennan cemetery. It is hoped to update the information on file to include additional inscriptions and headstones added to these cemeteries since 1999 but this will take some time to do.

We do have a number of the original booklets available from the Bree CEP/Parish Office if any parishioner would like one or perhaps for parishioners who no longer reside here it would be of interest. For further information please contact breeparish@eircom.net or breecep@eircom.net or telephone 053 9247613.

Bree CEP Vacancies

Bree CEP is currently taking applications for three vacancies - Childcare Assistant (Bri Beag) Ref CES-2010365, Caretaker/Groundskeeper (Ballyhogue GAA) Ref CES-2010372, and General Maintenance Worker (Bree Village) Ref CES - 2017449.

Applications should be made directly to your local Department of Social Protection Office, Imelda Monaghan 086 8142914, quoting the reference number - qualifying criteria and Garda Vetting applies. Childcare applicants should ideally have a FETAC Level five or higher Childcare qualification.

Athletic Club News

Indoor Athletic Training has resumed for the winter season on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. for little athletes (5 to nine years) and from 7.45 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Bree AC registered athletes in Bree Hall. Outdoor training for Bree AC registered athletes takes place in Ballyhogue GAA Club grounds on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Best wishes to members in the Co Cross Country Championships Part two on Sunday, October 16, in Adamstown for U9-19 and intermediates.

PTAA news

The PTAA host an Afternoon of Prayer on Sunday, October 16, at Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre. Registration at 1.30 p.m. The fee of €20 includes tea on arrival and evening tea. Enquiries to Eddie Dunne 053 9247882.

The PTAA annual dinner dance is on in the Riverside Park Hotel on Wednesday, November 23, commencing at 8.30 p.m. Music by Billy Kirwan with tickets costing €30. For more information please contact Eddie Dunne at 053 9247882.

Mass of Thanksgiving

Mass on Sunday morning, October 16, will be offered in thanksgiving for all the children baptised in the parish during the past year.

Glenbrien

Text Alert AGM

We will be holding our AGM on Tuesday, October 18, at 8 p.m., in the Old School Centre Glenbrien. Our liason Guard will be in attendance on the night to talk about safety in the community and in our homes coming in to the winter months and to answer any questions that you may have.

As Sgt. Paddy Carley said when the group was established last year, it is everyone's safety at hand and it should be not be left up to a small group of people, so it is important that we get a good turn out on the night. Everyone's attendance is important. Please spread the word to your neighbours and friends. We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

Rosary Rally

You are invited to participate in a nationwide Rosary Rally which will take place locally at the Grotto in Glenbrien on Saturday, October 15, a 4 p.m. Please come along and bring a friend. Families especially welcome.

GAA notes

The club wishes MJ and the intermediate hurlers the very best of luck in the county final on Saturday October 15 when they play Adamstown. The match is at 2 p.m. in Wexford park and we hope everyone will come out and support the lads.

social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday night, October 9. Music is by 'Unity', dancing from 9.30 p.m. and admission is €8. Unity have played in Oylegate nearly 12 months ago and were very popular so they make a welcome return. Come along and enjoy a lovely night of music fun and dancing and taste the usual delicious refreshments.

Church Cleaning

Anyone interested in helping with the cleaning of the church, please come up to the church on Monday night next at 7 p.m. New groups and times for cleaning the church will be discussed then.

Holy family school

The school will host a Jersey Day in aid of GOAL next Friday, October 14. All donations will be greatly received.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: This year we will be facilitating the collection of boxes for the Christmas Shoebox appeal for anyone who is interested. Leaflets are available in the school office. Boxes may be dropped into the school during the week following the midterm break.

Witch Walk: This year's Halloween extravaganza will take place on Friday, October 28. A Sponsored Witch Walk will begin at 10 a.m. and all the children will parade around the village. There will be scare stations where the children will stop and perform Halloween Songs and poems. We invite everyone to dress up, come along and enjoy the fun.

Glynn-Barntown

GLYNN NS

The AGM of the parents' association will take place on this Wednesday (October 12) in the school. The AGM will be preceded by a talk from Andy Hargreeves who is a drugs counsellor and works with the HSE. He will talk about recognising the signs of drug use in children. The talk will take place at 7 p.m. till 8.15 p.m. followed by light refreshments and the AGM.

SING OUT LOUD

Fifth and sixth classes in Glynn National School, will participate in 'Sing Out Loud' in the Opera House on Wednesday, November 23, at 7.30 p.m. Good luck to all involved.

TENNIS MEMBERSHIP

Membership available in Glynn-Barntown from now till the end of the year from €30. Contact Catherine McCarthy at 087 7487114 if interested.

PARISH COMMITTEE

The use of the hall in Glynn is for all parishioners, however, for insurance purposes the hall must be booked in advance of use. Please contact Martina at 086 1661283 to arrange bookings.

PONGO

Pongo will be held on the first Monday of the month in the kitchen of Glynn Hall. The first game kicks off on Monday, November 7, at 8 p.m.

CHRISTMAS BAZZAAR

This year's Glynn Christmas Bazaar will be held on Sunday, December 11, after 10 o'clock mass. Please start putting any bric-a-brac you have may have aside. This is a annual fundraiser for the upkeep of the hall and your support on the day will be much appreciated.

CAMOGIE news

Our Senior camogie team retained their B Championship title with a win over Ferns on Saturday last in Bellefield. In a polished performance our girls led by 2-7 to 0-3 at the interval thanks to scores from Aoife Sheil (2-0), Emma Walsh (0-03 frees), Susie McGovern (0-02), Chloe Cashe (0-01) and Laura Dempsey (0-01). In the second half the girls racked up a further seven points from Emma Wash (0-06 frees), and Holly Hynes (0-01) and finished comfortable winners.

Captain fantastic Annette Moroney climbed the steps to lift the cup while our inspirational centre back Roisin Doyle was named Player of the match. Well done to a super panel of girls and their dedicated management Sinéad, Mairead, Tony, Tom and John and thanks to our sponsors Declan and Mary Roche who hosted the girls in their celebrations in the Sycamore House later that evening.

COISTE NA NÓG

The O'Brien's Londis winter Hurling League for 2016 commenced on Friday evening for U9-11s and on Sunday morning for the U7s/8s. There was a great turnout for both events and the teams are already looking forward to next week.

The under-six hurling and football academy finished up on Saturday morning with training and treats. The club would like to thank Noel McCormack and Ger Reynolds and anyone else who helped out along the way for their time and efforts.

SENIOR GAA

There was an air of disbelief in Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday evening at the closing stages of the senior football final. Our lads who had been in control for most of the game and had arguably played the better football overall to lead by a five point margin with 10 minutes to go were served a serious claw back by Gusserane.

The opposition chipped away at their scores to level the sides with five unanswered points and in the 30th minute dished out the final blow to go a point up. Injury time just wasn't long enough for our lads and we were left to ponder 'the one that got away.' However, such is sport and the panel must be commended for the immense effort put in this year, in their first year returning to senior ranks and in which the management has made huge strides. We extend our congratulations to champions Gusserane.

On a positive note while the game result may not have gone according to plan our under-nine and 10 boys were thrilled with the opportunity to march with their heroes in the pre match parade on Sunday and we are grateful to the senior men for allowing the players of tomorrow be a part of this very important occasion.

gaa CLUB GEAR

Thanks to all who ordered club gear last week. The order has been submitted and you will receive a text when the gear arrives. No further orders can be taken before Christmas.

AREA NOTES

Notices for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown area notes should be emailed to hillaryobrien@eircom.net or alternatively, phone Hillary at 087 2028065.

Oylegate

Oylegate NS

Oylegate NS are having a Halloween themed cake and plant sale on Friday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to come and buy.

GAA lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot. GAA lotto held on September 28. Numbers were 5, 6, 15 and 21 Bonus 29. Lucky-dip winners were Tommy Rowe, Carol Heffernan, Niamh O'Mahoney, Breda Cody, Siobhán Rath, Marie Rowley, Tom Murphy, and Gary Conroy. Next draw October 12 for jackpot of €12,300 tickets available locally.

Vacancy

A vacancy under the Community Employment scheme will become available at Oylegate GAA grounds in the coming weeks. Applicants need to be in receipt of a Social Protection payment for one year to be eligible to apply. If you are interested please contact your local Social Protection office for further details.

Text Alert AGM

We will be holding our AGM on Tuesday, October 18, at 8 p.m., in the Old School Centre Glenbrien. Our liaison guard will be in attendance on the night to talk about safety in the community and in our homes coming in to the winter months and to answer any questions that you may have.

As Sgt. Paddy Carley said when the group was established last year, It is everyone's safety at hand and it should be not be left up to a small group of people, so it is important that we get a good turn out on the night. Everyone's attendance is important.

Please spread the word to your neighbours and friends. We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

Kettlebell Classes

Kettlebell Power Fitness classes for ladies, continue in Oylegate Community Centre on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Excercise mats and kettlebells are provided. Beginners and all fitness levels are welcome. For more info contact 087 6180872 or just arrive on the night.

Craft Fair

The annual parish Craft Fair will take place in the Community Centre, Oylegate, on Sunday, November 20. Bookings for the Craft Fair can be made through the Parish Office at 086 8259842.

Parish Draw

Winners in the last draw: €200 - Lena Doyle. €50 each - Jay and Connie Shanahan, Juliett Lawlor-Cotter, Con Hourihane, Pat and Maura O'Leary.

Launch of Journal

The launch of the Oylegate-Glenbrien Journal 2015 - 2016 will take place in Oylegate Community Centre on Saturday, November 12, at 8.30 p.m.

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