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Michelle Maloney and Elaine Weldon Berry at the Wexford Has Talent final in Clayton Whites Hotel.
Michelle Maloney and Elaine Weldon Berry at the Wexford Has Talent final in Clayton Whites Hotel.

Glenbrien

School enrolment

Holy Family Prrimary School Glenbrien is now accepting enrolment applications for the upcoming school year 2016/17. Admission forms are available from the school office and should be returned by February 27.

10k/ 5k timed run/walk

The camogie and Hurling Club will host a 10k and 5k timed run/walk on Sunday, March 5, at 10.30 a.m. starting from Oylegate Pitch. Registration for the 10k can be found on runireland.com. Registration for the 5k will be taken on the day. You can also register for the 10k on the day. Families and serious runners are all welcome.

Camogie Club news

The camogie club will host a breakfast day on Saturday, March 18, in the Community Centre in Oylegate to raise money for Féile.

There is a club registration night on Friday, February 24, from 7 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. in the Community Centre in Oylegate. Could all players please come along that night to pay part/all of your membership fee for 2017. Fees the same as last year. Contact the committee with any queries please.

Smart Kidz

Smart Kidz playschool is opening in September 2017. It is located two miles from Oylegate and Glenbrien just off the main N11 road, in a country location where the children will get to meet a variety of farm animals.

ECCE Scheme places will be available for children from three to five years Monday to Friday from 9.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. Children from aged two 1/2 can also attend for a fee of €5 per hour. There will be options for early drop offs and late collections. Call Eileen Nolan for more information and to book at 086 3378014.

GAA lotto draw

In the lotto draw held on eighth Feb, numbers were 1, 2, 12 and 29 bonus number 8; lucky-dip winners were Sarah Hayden, Claire Fogarty, Ollie O'Neill, Oisin Browne, Podge Doran, John Reck, Tony Mooney, Micheál Casey. Next draw on February 22 in Mernaghs for jackpot of €13,200, tickets available locally.

Volunteer Sacristans

Glenbrien Church are looking for volunteers to act as Sacristans in the church. If you would like to volunteer and would like more information about this please contact Bernie Doyle Mobile number 087 9170774 or contact Fr John Byrne at the parish office, We are looking to set up a Panel of volunteers on a Rota System.

Dog night Fundraiser

This year the Holy Family Primary School will host a fundraising dog night in the the Dog Track in Enniscorthy on thurs Ist of June for much needed equipment for the school (Mathematics, Science and PE equipment. Literacy Lift graded readers and a group set of hand held devices)

A meeting will be held to establish a committee to run the event, on Wednesday the first of March at 8 p.m. in the school. Any person who is interested in sharing their expertise and enthusiasm should come along. Many hands make light work.

First Responders

Thanks to those who attended the meeting on Wednesday last in relation to setting up Glenbrien Community First Responders. Thanks also to Enda and John from the Ferns and Ballycanew First Responder groups for providing information on the scheme and answering the many questions we had. We will hold an information night in March (date to be confirmed). In the meantime if you would like to know more, please see cfr.ie.

Walking Leader

A volunteer is needed in the community to lead and organise walks in the community in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation. If you would be interested in getting involved in leading walks for everyone, the Glenbrien parents' association are willing to sponsor the training course which will take place over two days on a weekend, and at the moment they are walking the children to school from the Big Tree as part of their programme for their health Flag in the Green schools initiative.

If you would interested in volunteering for this please contact Glenbrien school office tele no 053 9138398 or any member of the parents' association

Oulart

Month's Mind

The month's mind Mass for the late Mylie Ryan RIP will take place in St Cormac's Church, Boolavogue on Saturday, February 25, at 8 p.m.

Grandparents' Day

Grandparents have always played a vital role in the lives of their grandchildren and in recent years primary schools have recognised this fact and hold a special day when they invite grandparents to come into the school and classrooms to see the children in their formal learning environment and to experience some of the activities that the children engage in. Oulart National School will hold 'Grandparents/Special Persons' Day on Friday, March 3, from 1.15 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Ballagh National School will hold their 'Grandparents' Day' on Friday, February 17.

Text Alert AGM

Oulart Community Text Alert annual general meeting and registration will take place, in Oulart Community Centre on Wednesday, February 22, at 8 p.m. Our local garda, Darin Sane will attend and respond to questions re the scheme and advise on security matters. Membership for the year is €10. Current members are encouraged to renew their membership and new members are welcome to attend the AGM and are invited to join.

Community Centre AGM

The annual general meeting of Oulart Community Centre will be held on March 6, beginning at 8.30 p.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

Active Retired AGM

Oulart Active Retirement Association will hold their annual general meeting in the Community Centre on Thursday, March 2, at 2 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend, and new members are always welcome. For further information contact chairperson Mary O'Grady 087 9361325, secretary David Newman 087 2470037 or treasurer Bridie Nolan 087 9209281.

Painting Classes

If you are interested in participating in Painting Classes in Oulart please take note that they begin on Thursday, March 2, in the Legion of Mary Hall, from 3 p.m. till 5 p.m. All welcome to attend.

Missing Tables

Two tables and some chairs have gone missing from Oulart Community Centre and the committee members are appealing for their return. Please contact Seán Byrne (087 6486279) or any member if you know of their whereabouts.

GAA Membership

Adult players and members of Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club are reminded that the deadline for paying membership fees for 2017 is the last day of March. People who pay after this date will have full membership rights but will not have a vote at the next AGM. New members are always welcome to join and become involved in one of the leading GAA clubs in the country. Adult players pay membership of €100 while non-playing adults pay €50 membership. Contact any officer, player or committee member for details.

Scór Loch Garman

The Co. Final of Senior Scor will take place in Oulart Community Centre on Friday, March 3, beginning at 8 p.m. Registration will begin at 7.30 p.m. Senior Scór is for people of 17 years and older on January 1. The categories are Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation, Instrumental Music Group, set dancing, Figure Dancing and Léiriú Stáitse (Novelty Act).

The Scór table quiz will be held in St Martin's GAA Club on Thursday, March 9, at 8 p.m. Please contact Breda Jacob if you are interested in taking part in any Scór competition.

Féile 2017

Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny have the honour of hosting the National Féile na nGael competition this year. Taking place from Friday, June 16, to Sunday, June 18, it will be a memorable occasion for our under-14 camogie and hurling teams and their families. Our club and community will also have the pleasure of hosting two visiting teams and their mentors.

We look forward to making new friendships and wonderful memories during Féile 2017, and we wish both teams and their management all the very best in their preparations over the next four months.

Cake Sale

Oulart - The Ballagh Coiste na nÓg and the Under - age camogie are having a Cake Sale on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, before and after Masses in Oulart and the Ballagh. All proceeds will go to our under-14 Féile teams. Your support would be really appreciated.

Senior camogie

We would like to wish our new Senior Team Manager, Martin Storey, and selectors Paul Hayes and Aidan Moran all the very best for the coming year.

Registration Night

A reminder that the second and final night for camogie club and Coiste na nÓg registration is Tuesday, March 7, from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Upper Complex. It is very important that those who have not yet registered do so on this night to ensure that they are eligible for training and playing matches.

School Enrolment

Parents/guardians are reminded that enrolment forms for Junior Infants and any other pupils who wish to start primary school in Oulart National School (Scoil Mochua) are available from the school office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sooner the school gets all applications the earlier decisions can be made regarding class splits for 2017-2018.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to Tracy Martin, who won €178 in last week's Split-the Pot in Oulart. Good luck to everyone who enters the next draw. Proceeds go to the local primary school.

Ministers of the Word

Readers at Masses in St Patrick's Church, Oulart on the weekend of 25th/February 26 are Emer Swords and Marie Prendergast. The Ministers of the Word for the following weekend will be Johnny Masterson and Joan Doyle.

underage GAA

A registration night will be held on Tuesday, March 7, in Oulart Community Centre. All players must be registered so that they are eligible for training and playing matches. The fees are as follows: €20 for under-6, under-8 and under-10. The registration fee is €30 for under-12 and under-14. Juvenile and minor registration fee is €40. The underage player family membership will not exceed €60 for any family. Contact Elizabeth Freeman if you have any queries re Under-Age GAA.

Oylegate

Smart Kidz

Smart Kidz playschool is opening in September 2017. It is located two miles from Oylegate and Glenbrien just off the main N11 road, in a country location where the children will get to meet a variety of farm animals.

ECCE Scheme places will be available for children from three to five years Monday to Friday from 9.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. Children from aged two 1/2 can also attend for a fee of €5 per hour. There will be options for early drop offs and late collections. Call Eileen Nolan for more information and to book at 086 3378014.

Poker Classic

A poker classic in aid of Oylegate-Glenbrien Féile team will be held on Sunday next, February 26, in Mernaghs Lounge Oylegate commencing at 6 p.m. €20 entry, and all support would be greatly appreciated.

10k/5k timed run/walk

The camogie and Hurling Club will host a 10k and 5k timed run/walk on Sunday, March 5, at 10.30 a.m. starting from Oylegate Pitch. Registration for the 10k can be found on runireland.com. Registration for the 5k will be taken on the day. You can also register for the 10k on the day. Families and serious runners are all welcome.

Camogie Club news

The camogie club will host a breakfast day on Saturday, March 18, in the Community Centre in Oylegate to raise money for Féile.

There is a club registration night on Friday, February 24, from 7 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. in the Community Centre in Oylegate. Could all players please come along that night to pay part/all of your membership fee for 2017. Fees the same as last year. Contact the committee with any queries please.

Penny Bank

The 2017 penny bank has resumed and new members are always welcome. contact any committee member if you wish to join.

gaa lotto

In the lotto draw held on February 8, numbers were 1, 2, 12 and 29 bonus number 8; lucky-dip winners were Sarah Hayden, Claire Fogarty, Ollie O'Neill, Oisin Browne, Podge Doran, John Reck, Tony Mooney, and Micheál Casey. Next draw February 22 in Mernaghs for jackpot of €13,200 tickets available locally.

First Responders

Thanks to those who attended the meeting on Wednesday last in relation to setting up Glenbrien Community First Responders. Thanks also to Enda and John from the Ferns and Ballycanew First Responder groups for providing information on the scheme and answering the many questions we had.

We will hold an information night in March (date to be confirmed). In the meantime if you would like to know more, please see cfr.ie.

Oylegate NS

Enrolments forms for September 2017 are now being taken. Call to the school any time from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a form.

Operation Transformation

We will have our last night of recording distances on Tuesday, February 21, and have a final night of getting your results on Tuesday, February 28.

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.

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