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Published 22/10/2016 | 00:00

Blackwater

Tidy Towns

Blackwater Tidy Towns would like to thank all who contributed in any way to the sucess in this year's competition. Special thanks to all the residents of the village who continue to co-operate in maintaining high standards. Thanks also to all who participated in the annual litter lift in April and to those who continue to collect roadside litter. A special thank you to the generous sponsors and to all who supported the summer raffle which is the main fundraising event for the year.

It was a great achievement to maintain second position gaining a precious five points over last year. Congratulations again to county winner Ballycanew with 310 points. Blackwater gained 309, Rosslare 308, Clonroche 306 and Bree 305. Again in the Sustainable Waste and Resource Management category we only achieved 11 points out of a possible 50.

The committee would love to hear from anyone with ideas as to how to achieve an improved outcome in this area. The A GM will be held on Thursday, November 3, at 7.30 p.m. in the Lodge Hotel. This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.

Coláiste an Átha

The annual Coláiste an Átha Open Evening will take place in the school on Thursday, October 27, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. All fifth and sixth class pupils and their parents/guardians are especially welcome.

Crossabeg

Athletics

Juvenile training takes place in the community field every Monday and Thursday evening from 7-8.15 p.m. till further notice. Members will be notified when the venue will change to the community centre. Anyone interested in joining up for training at the Raven, Curracloe, on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. are most welcome.

Parish Concert

The Crossabeg parish concert will take place in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Thursday, November 3,. This variety concert will feature lots of local talent and your support would be much appreciated. Admission is €10 for adults. You can pay at the door on the night of the concert. Tickets are also available from the following committee members, Willie Murphy at 087 2656478; Danny Gayer at 087 7911900 or John Meagher at 086 8904715. Proceeds are solely in aid of church funds.

Christmas Fare

The annual Christmas Fare organised by Annis Kehoe of Slaneylodge will be held in Kyle Forge on Saturday, December 10. This most popular fund-raising event is a date not to be missed.

On the day, Annis will have the usual Christmas puddings and cakes, as well as preserves, tarts, wreaths and much much more to whet the appetites. Teas and coffees and tasty refreshments are also served. A raffle will take place with many very good and attractive prizes on offer.

This year Annis is staying local with her cause as all proceeds will go towards the new community centre and playing fields at Garrywilliam.

Reserve the Date

Reserve Sunday, November 6, for the next session of storytelling, music and recitations which will take place in Kyle Forge.

Condolences

We extend our condolences to Tony Redmond and family, Kilpatrick, Kyle, on the death of his sister, Margaret Lohan, which occured in Birmingham on Saturday, October 8. Her funeral will take place in Birmingham at a later date. Our condolences also to Andy Fanning and family, Saunderscourt, on the death of his Mother, Clare Fanning (née Mac Hugh) St Martha's, Castle Road, Dundalk, whose funeral took place following Mass in St Patrick's Cathedral to St Patrick's cemetery on Saturday last. RIP.

Church news

Tuesday, November 1, is the Feast of All-Saints and Wednesday, November 2, is All-Souls Day. If you wish to have your deceased family relatives and friends prayed for at this time, please leave your list in at the parochial house. Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. in the parochial house. Daily Mass on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9.30 a.m. Adoration every Monday from one to 7.20 p.m. with Mass at 7.30 p.m. Adoration then continues till 9 p.m.

GAA club news

Well done to the Crossabeg-Ballymurn under-14 footballers on their (New Ross Standard) Division two win over St James on Monday, October 10, in Taghmon. They won out on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-7.

House of Horrors

The house of Horrors will return to the community centre, Crossabeg, for Halloween on Sunday, October 30, and Monday, October 31, from six to 10 p.m each night. Proceeds are in aid Crossabeg-Ballymurn new community centre. If you are brave enough pay a visit, but be prepared for many surprises.

Blood Bank

The mobile Blood Bank returns to the Talbot hotel in Wexford on Sunday, October 23, from midday till 3.30 p.m. and on Monday, October 24, and Tuesday, October 25, fro 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Vintage news

The Vintage Road Run which started in Screen village took place on Sunday, October 9. The run was very well supported by the other vintage clubs and by individual vintage enthusiasts in Co.Wexford. There was a very good turn-out of vintage tractors and cars on the day: The 'Sunny South East' lived up to its reputation and the weather was lovely.

All money raised from the road run are in aid of Alzheimers, and it is good to note that this money will stay in Co. Wexford to provide support to Alzheimers sufferers in our local communities. There will be an official handover of all the money raised for the event to the Alzheimers Society. Representatives from the Over the Water Vintage club, Alzheimers, Co. Wexford, and the local Press will be in attendance at that event.

A sincere thank you from the Over the Water Vintage club and Alzheimers Co. Wexford to the Sponsors, all the entrants for the run, the many volunteers (including the Motorbikers and the Catering Ladies) and the local establishments and the community groups. Your sponsorship and support made the day the success it was.

Oulart

Senior camogie champs

Oulart-The Ballagh's wonderful senior camogie players deserve heartiest congratulations on their great win in the Co. Final in Bellefield on Saturday, October 8. St Martin's provided stern opposition and raced into an early lead but the confident and more experienced champions, chasing their 12th senior title since 2003 were in no mood to surrender their title to their maroon- and - white clad opponents who were seeking their first.

Leading at half-time by one goal and five points to seven points the players in red-and-black totally dominated the second half and ran out winners on a scoreline of one goal 13 points to 10 points. This was truly a team victory, with every player contributing handsomely to the final outcome.

Ciara Storey was selected as 'Player of the Match', having given a great performance in defence. Deserving of special mention are three of the youngest Oulart-The Ballagh players, Aoife Dunne, Katie Gallagher and Katie Murphy who played like veterans, with skill and confidence.

Well done to all 26 players on the panel and to the backroom team of Philip Rossiter, Margaret Leacy, Ciara Scallan, Aidan Moran and Hughie O'Connor. The team will be in action in the Leinster Club Championship on Sunday, October 30, against the Kilkenny champions.

Other camogie News

Congratulations to Shelley Kehoe on being nominated, at mid-field, for an All-Star. The winners will be announced at a banquet in City West, Dublin on Saturday, November 5. Best of luck to the under-18 team who will compete in the county final, at the end of October.

Congratulations to Shauna Sinnott and Keith and their families on the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Kieran. The club and parish extend happy birthday wishes to Stacey Redmond who missed the county final due to work commitments in Dubai.

High Achievers

It must be something about the air around Oulart, or is it that, as a people we expect high standards, huge ambition and immense achievement from the native sons and daughters. It is not only in the sporting arenas that Oulart-The Ballagh people excel as can be seen from two recent documentaries on television.

It was with great pride that we watched Pádraig Prendergast (son of Mary and the late John) Provost of Trinity College, being interviewed recently and more recent still, we observed the skill, poise and professionalism of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, May Cleary (daughter of May and Henry) as she went about her duties in the Trauma Unit of Waterford University Hospital, Ardkeen. These two along with many others who excel in the music, science, education, industry and business fields are great role models for the younger generation who can realise that 'the sky is the limit' if you are prepared to work hard and have a goal.

Mass Readers

Marie Prendergast and Emer Swords are the Ministers of the Word on duty in St Patrick's Church, Oulart on Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd respectively while Joan Doyle and Johnny Masterson are scheduled to read on the following weekend, October 30.

Split the-Pot

This week's winner of Oulart 'Split - the - Pot is Martin Harris who was the lucky winner of €207. Entry envelopes are available in all local businesses. To be in with a chance to win just put €2 in the special envelope, seal it and write your name and contact details on the front. Thanks to all for your continued support.

Scoil Mochua news

The parents' association AGM was held recently and the following were elected to oversee the affairs of the Association for the coming year. Jennifer Parkin (Chairperson), Tina Rossiter (Vice-Chairperson), Pauline Moore (Secretary), Joanne Jackman (Assistant Secretary), Breda Walsh (Treasurer), Michelle Butler (Assistant Treasurer) and Marianne Cooney (PRO).

Help is always needed in the parents' association, with fund-raising activities throughout the year. If you would like to help, please contact School Secretary, Bridget at 0563-9136177. The committee would like to thank everyone who attended the AGM and for the ongoing support.

Bygone Days

The Bygone Days House of Stories Committee members are hosting a Craft Fair at the Thatched House in Lower Oulart on November 20. All crafts are welcome, the more unusual the better. Spaces are still available. Contact 087 9116695 for full details. Make a note of the date and come along and help support the Thatching Fund.

The organising committee are asking people to donate household items, books, toys, clothes etc. in short, anything and everything that would sell at a car boot sale that is in the pipeline. Items will be collected if necessary. Ring 087 9116695 if you would like to donate items for the car boot sale. All proceeds to the Thatching Fund.

PAINTING and PRINTS TO HELP THATCHING FUND - As part of the Wexford Fringe Festival, The Paintbox Gallery, Lower Oulart will open every day from October 25 to November 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Paintbox will also have a Pop-Up Gallery at 16 George St., Wexford for the duration of the festival. As part of the fundraising effort for the Bygone Days Thatching Fund an original painting of the house of stories by local artist, Martina Furlong, plus prints and cards of the painting will be available to purchase at the two galleries.

Sumobi Kennels

Maureen and Jimmy Wade's Sumobi Kennels have had a wonderful year. Top Italian Greyhound, Willow had pups on last Christmas morning and two of them are in the show-ring, one in the UK and one here.

Willow had one Challenge Certificate from the UK at Crufts and at the Windsor Champ Show in July was awarded her second. Her owners are hopeful that she will achieve one more next year to qualify for her U.K. title. On the circuit of five shows in a week Willow won Best of Breed at each show and placed fourth in two groups, all the time competing under foreign judges.

Her puppy, Marigold won puppy class at every show and then, last week, nine month-old Marigold beat her mother to take Green Star Bitch and beat competition from Wales and Poland to take Best of Breed. Then she went into the group of adult dogs and was placed third in the group in 'the best in show - ring'. It was an amazing achievement for this naughtiest puppy that Maureen has ever owned or bred. The Wades and Sumobi Kennels thank all the friends and neighbours for their good wishes.

Coláiste an Átha

The annual Open Evening will take place in the school on Thursday, October 27, from 7 p.m. till 8.30 p.m. All fifth and sixth class pupils and their parents/guardians are especially invited.(Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian).Please take this opportunity to visit and view the school, meet the staff and chat with some of the students already attending the Coláiste. For further information view colaisteanatha.ie.

Over the Water

Jokers Wild Draw

Jokers Wild draw has started back at the Roadhouse, Curracloe. Four draws take place every Sunday evening at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Last Sunday's winners were Andy Hart, Larry Kirwan, Wog, Seán and Ger and the Bones.

Bridge Drama

Bridge Drama group are returning to the Wexford Arts Centre stage with Seán O'Casey's moving classic 'Juno and the Paycock.' This production is not to be missed and will be staged from Tuesday, November 1, to Sunday, November 6. Tickets cost €12.50 each and are on sale now from the box office or at wexfordartscentre.ie or by phone to 053 9123674. Booking is advisable. The group is looking forward to seeing you all there.

Deepest sympathy

Castlebridge Show committee would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Stanley Warren who passed away recently. Stanley was a long standing member of the show committee and had a great love of the show with a special interest in the art and flower sections. He will be sadly missed by the committee. He will be remembered in particular for his radio programme on South East Radio where he promoted the show every August. May he rest in peace.

Curracloe school news

The parents' association of St Margaret's NS have organised a new and used clothing collection in conjunction with the National Council for the Blind as a fundraiser for the school. Please leave in your bags of clothes etc. to the school during school hours from now till Thursday, October 27. The NCBI will accept the following, new and used clothing, shoes, belts, handbags and linen. No duvets or pillows please. NCBI will sell the garments in their 80 shops nationwide and recycle what they cannot use for resale.

The Rackard League is in full swing now with the boys and girls from Curracloe competing with their team mates from Screen and Castlebridge. Over the last two weeks each team has played and won two matches. Well done to all involved. Recent winners in the split-the-pot were Philip Tobin and Daniel Ormonde, who won €189 and €177 respectively.

Annual general meeting

Castlebridge Handball club will hold its annual general meeting at the Alley on Friday next, October 21, at 8 p.m sharp.

Open day

Castlebridge Handball club would like to thank everyone who supported their recent open day. There was a great turnout where the crowds were entertained by the Fife and Drum band and dancing with Declan. In attendance also was National Handball President, Willie Roche. A great day was had by all.

Vintage News

The Vintage Road Run which started in Screen village took place on Sunday, October 9. The run was very well supported by the other vintage clubs and by individual vintage enthusiasts in Co.Wexford. There was a very good turn-out of vintage tractors and cars on the day: The 'Sunny South East' lived up to its reputation and the weather was lovely.

All money raised from the road run are in aid of Alzheimers, and it is good to note that this money will stay in Co. Wexford to provide support to Alzheimers sufferers in our local communities. There will be an official handover of all the money raised for the event to the Alzheimers Society. Representatives from the Over the Water Vintage club, Alzheimers, Co. Wexford, and the local Press will be in attendance at that event.

A sincere thank you from the Over the Water Vintage club and Alzheimers Co. Wexford to the Sponsors, all the entrants for the run, the many volunteers (including the Motorbikers and the Catering Ladies) and the local establishments and the community groups. Your sponsorship and support made the day the success it was.

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