Around the Districts
Well done to our under-21 footballers, who defeated Donbrody Gaels 3-12 to 1-7 in the quarter final last Saturday. There are now through to the premier semi-finals, as they try to defend the title they won for the first time last year.
Christmas Draw: Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club are holding a Christmas raffle, with a first prize of €1000, second prize is a load of firewood. Third and forth prizes of €100 and a fifth prize of lunch for two in the Riverbank Hotel. Tickets on sale at €5 each or three for €10. Please support.
Camogie Club News
The club's AGM will take place on Sunday, November 27, at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre. All players/parents are expected to attend.
Hard luck to the minor girls who lost out to Cloughbawn by two points after extra time in the county semi-final last weekend. Well done to the under-14 girls who finished up their year with a blitz hosted by St Ibar's last weekend. All our teams have finished up now for 2016 and we look forward to seeing you all at the
Ballymurn Knitter natters are having a Christmas Decoration Demonstration on Wednesday, November 9, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Ann Doran from Oylegate ICA will be giving the demonstration.
Happy birthday to Jim Furlong Ballylucas on his 90th birthday recently.
The Vintage Road Run which started in Screen Village was very well supported by other Vintage Clubs and by Individual Vintage Enthusiasts in County Wexford. There was a very good turn out of vintage tractors and cars on the day. All money raised from the Vintage Road Run are in aid of Alzheimers sufferes in our local bcommunities totally €4,000. There will be an official handover of all money raised for the event to Alzheimers Wexford.
GAA Club news
Lotto numbers in the Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club recently were 9, 14, 19 and 24. There was no jackpot winner and one match-three winner, Bridie Hodnett.
Well done to the under-21 footballers who defeated Dunbrody Gaels 3-12 to 1-7 in the quarter final recently. They are now through to the premier semi-finals, as they try to defend the title they won for the first time last year.
Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club are holding a Christmas raffle, with a first prize of €1000, a second prize of a load of fire wood, third and fourth prizes of €100 and a fifth prize of lunch for two in the Riverbank Hotel. Tickets on sale at €5 each or three for €10. Please support.
Indoor training for St Killian's Athletic club juveniles commenced in the community centre last night, Monday, November 7, at 7 p.m. and will continue weekly every Monday and Thursday evening from seven to 8.15 p.m. Anyone interested in joining up for training at the Raven, Curracloe, on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. are most welcome. The annual general meeting of the club will be held in Kyle Forge on Tuesday, November 15, at 8.15 p.m. Senior club members and parents are most welcome.
The annual Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish will be held in Ferrycarrig hotel on Sunday, December 11. The organising committee will be calling on householders during the coming weeks with raffle tickets to help offset the costs for the party. Please give your generous support.
We extend our condolences to Yvonne Sidney and family, Kyle Upper, on the death of her Father, Mr Michael Sidney, Neville Street, New Ross, whose funeral took place to St Stephen's cemetery following Requiem Mass in St Mary's parish church, New Ross, yesterday, Monday, November 7. RIP.
The local 55+ club is busy with activities and new members are always most welcome. There is a Make-up demonstration taking place in Kyle Forge today, Tuesday, November 8. The members are also preparing for a day trip which will take them to Newbridge Cutlery shop where they can browse and enjoy some Christmas shopping. That trip is arranged for Tuesday, November 29.
Camogie club AGM
Oylegate-Glenbrien camogie club will hold their annual general meeting on Sunday, November 27, at 7 p.m in the community centre. All players and parents are requested to attend.
Crossabeg Community Alert group wish to remind everyone of the benefits to be gained by having, at a low cost, in your home a safety and personal security alarm system, which gives both you and your family peace of mind. These are available for people over 65 years of age and a Government grant is available to those who qualify. It is easy to apply for and confidential. All you pay is an annual maintenance fee at a most reasonable cost. It is Installed in a matter of days. You will be pleased you did, and so will your family members. Contact 086 8904715 for further information.
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.
Get Well Wishes
Best wishes for a speedy return to full health are extended to all the sick of the parish, at home or in hospital. In the interests of privacy and security, individuals' names will not be published unless requested by themselves or their families.
The community of Oulart, her neighbours and friends send 'Happy 100th Birthday' wishes to the oldest resident in the parish, Miss Kathleen Prendergast, Knockskemolin who reached that magnificent milestone recently.
Commiserations to Oulart-The Ballagh senior players and management who, despite a gallant effort, relinquished their Leinster title in Thomastown on October 30.
Having won 12 county titles, six Leinster club championships, three Kilmacud Crokes all-Ireland Sevens and two all-Ireland Club titles (since 2003) that group of fantastic, dedicated and talented players lost neither prestige nor honour and deserve the height of praise for their service to the game and for the glory that they have brought to club and county. After a well deserved winter break they will return refreshed for the challenges of 2017.
Eileen McGrath and Angela Lawless are scheduled to read at Masses on next weekend, 12th/November 13. On the following weekend, 19th/November 20, Maeve Whelan and Noel Doyle are the Ministers of the Word on reading duty.
Scoil Mochua News
The children from fourth, fifth and sixth classes are learning songs for their performance in Wexford Opera House on Tuesday, November 15. Tickets can be purchased from the Opera House website. Also, all classes are preparing to record a CD of songs which will be available to buy, priced at €8. A concert featuring all classes performing the recorded songs will be held in Oulart Community Centre on Wednesday, November 30.
DEBATING - Scoil Mochua's debating team of Colette Mythen, Sarah Walsh and Niamh Larkin-Cooney, along with substitutes Shona Proctor-Laird, Grainne Sinnott and Rachel Jordan are to be congratulated on their fine showing in the debate competition versus Crossabeg school on October 26.
CONFIRMATION - The Bishop's Office has notified the parishes of the dates for Confirmation in 2017. There will be two separate celebrations in our parish on Saturday, April 8, when the Vicar Forane for the Deanery of Enniscorthy, Rev. Brian Broaders PP will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on the candidates from fifth and sixth classes in St Patrick's Church, Oulart and in the Church of St John the Baptist, The Ballagh. Best wishes to the youngsters and their parents/guardians in their preparation for this important Sacrament.
Oulart 'Split the-Pot'
Everyone is encouraged to do 'Split-the Pot' to support Scoil Mochua. 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. There is a winner every week. Congratulations to Molly Cooper who won €197 in the most recent draw.
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.
Over the Water
Jokers Wild draw
Last week's winners of the jokers wild draw in Furlongs pub, Curracloe were Annie and Aidan, Rory and Padgie. The jackpot has still not gone. The draw takes place every Sunday evening at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. and prizes are doubled if on the premises at the time of the draw.
The annual general meeting of Screen hall will take place this Wednesday, November 9, at 8 p.m in Screen hall.
The following activities are continuing in the hall: Monday - yoga at 10.15 a.m; Tuesday - Pilates at 10 a.m with Debbie Murphy; Wednesday - P & R fitness at 10 a.m; Thursday - Zumba at 7.30 p.m; Friday - P & R Fitness at 10 a.m; Saturday - P & R fitness at 9 a.m.
The hall also caters for parties, meetings, and local events. To book please contact 086 8702199.
Weekly winners of the partners 45 cards in Hotel Curracloe were Angela Griffith and Mary Doyle. Cards for turkeys continue every Thursday night at 9 p.m.
A Fashion Show will be held in the Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis club on Wednesday, November 23, commencing at 8 p.m. Proceeds in aid of Curracloe national school. This promises to be a fun night with finger food and a glass of wine included in the price. 'The Loft' are providing the clothes for the fashion show and there will also be a benefit stand. Your support would be very much appreciated
Shelmalier GAA Club ran a very successful quiz in Furlongs, Roadhouse bar, Curracloe on Friday last in conjunction with the Prickly Rose. There were 23 teams in action and the winners, Paul, Deirdre and Roisin Tobin, with Aedeen Fitzgerald generously handed back their winnings, as did John Byrne's team in second place and Myles Doyle's team in third. Heartiest thanks to Gerry Forde who set the questions and to Michael Walsh for acting as quizmaster.
Thanks to the answer sheet sponsors: Roadhouse Bar, Bones Digger hire, Porter House, MGA Takeaway, St Civil Engineering, Jimmy Doyle Concrete, Sundew Cabs, Robert Fortune, Fitted Kitchen and Wardrobes, James Cash and Associates, REA McCormack Corish, Carol Watters, Raven Hair, Aidan Doyle, Seaview Farm, Fr Murphy's club, London, Southernfiresafety.com (Noel Feeney), Myles Sunderland, Nicky Doyle Digger Hire, Denis Cloney supermarket, Grove Nursery, Michael and Margaret Rossiter, Denis Kelly hurl repairs. Spot prizes were donated by P & R Fitness, Donohoe's shop, Dublin Providers, Leacy family and Ann Doyle. W
inning team name for most apt title was the Bright Lights, Austin and Emma Hearne, Tom Tynan and Darren Shiggins. MC Kenny Hearne thanked everyone who contributed to the successful running of this fundraiser in any way, and to Furlongs for the use of their lounge and the complimentary food.
The Shelmalier Music School and Mags Boland Murphy School of dancing starts back on Tuesdays at the complex in Hollymount. Children's lessons from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. including band practice from six to 6.30 p.m. Adult classes from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Gospel Choir CD
Castlebridge Gospel Choir have spent the last number of months recording a charity Christmas CD in aid of two Wexford charities, Down Syndrome (Wexford) and the W.SPCA. The CD titled 'What Child is this?' will be launched in Greenacres Wexford on Friday next, November 11, at 8 p.m and promises to be a great night. The CD will be on sale on the night at €10 and is available to pre-order from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results of the Curracloe United Development lotto for Sunday, October 30, as follows: the numbers drawn were 5, 6, 17 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and four match-three winners who each received €40: Sharon Devaney, Ballina, Curracloe; Midge Kilcline c/o Ann Doyle; Philip Tobin, Kilmacoe and Michael Gill, c/o Tavern. Weekly draw every Sunday night at 9 p.m.
Curracloe school news
On Thursday, October 20, pupils from fifth and sixth classes visited Wexford Library where they met Michael Smith author of 'Ice Man', which the children are reading in school at present. Michael Smith talked about 'Ice Man' and the children learned lots about the character 'Tom Creane'. The session was both engaging and interesting.
On Friday, October 28, there was a fancy dress in the school with children arriving in Halloween costumes, pyjamas and 'Mad Hair'. Well done to all the children for their creative costumes.
Recent split-the-pot winner was Eddie Hore-Meagher who won €217.
CF Christmas Fare
The annual Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday, November 27, in Castlebridge hall. If you would like to book a table contact 087 1661703. All proceed in aid of Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis.
All-Star for Kate
St Ibar's camogie club, the GAA club and people from the parish would like to congratulate and recognise the unique achievement of Kate Kelly on being awarded her ninth camogie All-Star award at the National awards ceremony held in Dublin on Saturday night last. This is a milestone never achieved by any camogie player, and is in recognition of the outstanding sports person that Kate is, both on the local and national stage. She is a great inspiration to all the girls and boys in the parish and demonstrates to them what they can achieve with the same skill, commitment and dedication. Well done Kate, a well deserved award.
1910 annual Mass
The annual 1910 Mass for the deceased members and supporters of the Shlemalier GAA Club will be celebrated in Castlebridge church on Sunday, November 20, at 10.30 a.m. The club would like to extend an invitation to everyone associated with the club either at present or in the past to join them for this occasion.
After months of preparation the lights are finally shining in Hollymount complex with the big switch-on taking place last week. There has been a positive initial reaction and they should be a great addition al facility to the club as a whole. The club would like to thank all in the parish and beyond who both assisted and supported the fundraising events associated with the development of the lights for the premises.
Big Breakfast Morning
The food is ordered, the chefs are planning, the waiters are trained and the cooking equipment is in readiness for what promises to be one of the great events in the Shelmalier 'Rose of Shelmalier' contest 2016.
Of course, what we are referring to is the special 'Big Breakfast Morning' which takes place in Hollymount on Sunday morning next, November 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The club has sent out an open invitation to every family, member and supporter to go along and enjoy the great atmosphere, fun and craic at this unique event.
To enjoy the great food on offer you can come along at any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m where you will be served a hearty breakfast at very reasonable rates in the special dining room set up for the day. So if it is a good breakfast you and your family are looking for, Hollymount is the place to be.