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Crossabeg

Open day

The Open day at Artramon Gardens will take place on Sunday next, May 28, Gates open at 2 p.m and the gardens remain open till 5 p.m. You can stroll around the beautifully kept gardens, have the children explore the Fairy Garden and then enjoy some light refreshments in the garden.

A number of rooms in the downstairs part of the main house will also be open this year to the public. While you are having your cuppa, you can relax and enjoy the lovely music which will be supplied by the Wexford Folk Orchestra. Admission is €5 for adults, with children admitted for free.

Whist

The whist sessions have now concluded in Glynn hall and will resume in Crossabeg for the summer months every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. This year the sessions will take place at Kyle Forge.

Schools Marathon

The national schools marathon which is being organised by the local St Killian's Athletic club will be held at the community field in Crossabeg this Wednesday, May 24, commencing at 10.30 a.m. The event proved a marvellous success last year and this year it is hoped to have seven schools competing. The event was won by Crossabeg school last year and they are hoping to retain their title.

This is a very special event and great credit to the teams of children who organise themselves to run a full marathon in relays (all of 26 miles and 385 yards) around the track. Why not go along and give them your support. The atmosphere last year was fantastic from the competitors to the adults and organisers alike and this year's event is eagerly awaited.

Schools ATHLETICs

Congratulations to Jack Forde, St Killian's AC athlete who represented CBS Wexford school in the Leinster schools championships in Santry on Wednesday of last week. Jack came home with the gold medal which he won in the Junior High Jump (1.70m) which was a PB. He won a silver medal in the Junior 4Kg Shot Putt with a distance of 11.97m which was also a PB. We wish him all the very best in the all-Ireland Schools Championships on June 3.

Not to be outdone his sister Amy was competing for the Loreto School, Wexford, on Saturday last, and she came home with the bronze medal which she won in the Senior Hammer final with a new PB of 34.40m. She also finished in fourth place with another new PB of 29.96m in the Senior Discus. Well done, Amy.

Community Games

TEAM EVENTS - The county semi-final of the boys under-12 outdoor Soccer match between Castlebridge/Crossabeg and Bree-Davidstown took place recently. Castlebridge/Crossabeg took an early lead and kept it right up to the final whistle and they won out comfortably on a 9-0 scoreline. Despite the scoreline, this was a very good game between the teams. Goal scorers for the winners were Paddy Connors (4) Chris Frawley (3) and Evan Cullen (2).

They then took on a team from Glynn-Barntown in the final on Sunday evening last. The match was played at the community field in Crossabeg. Castlebridge/Crossabeg got off to a great start when Paddy Connors sent the ball to the back of the net after about 10 minutes. He scored a short while later and his team went into a 2-0 half time lead. This was a good final with both sides displaying some fine skills in an entertaining game. Cormac Mythen added Castlebridge/Crossabegs' third goal and Paddy Connors made it a hat-trick for himself and they finished off the game on a 4-0 scoreline.

Members of the team were Richard Barlow, Paddy Connors, Evan Cullen, Rory Davis, Chris Frawley, Shane Hall, Darragh Harris, Josh Kinsella, Ciaran Murphy, Cormac Mythen, Harry Sherlock, Darragh O'Neill, Cillian O'Leary, Rian Ormond, Noah Ryan and Connor Somers. The area also had teams competing in the handball finals.

The under-13 B team lost out to Taghmon in the semi-final on Sunday week last, while their A team met Taghmon in the final in Castlebridge Alley on Sunday evening last. Alas, they lost out to Taghmon and came away with the county silver medals.

The under-16 team also fell short and went down in their semi-final to a team from Taghmon. Well done to their mentors John Roche and Pádraig Devereux for getting the boys ready for the competitions and also to the local handball club in Castlebridge for the use of their premises for the finals.

The under-13 B team had Killian Buckley, Seán Denton, Robert Lambert, Adam Murphy and Joshua Roche on their panel while the A team were represented by Eamonn Moran, Niall Cullen, Adam Murphy, Jack Purcell and Ros Walker. The under-16 team had Joe Devereux, David Doyle, Kieran Hearne and Shane Kelly on their panel.

ATHLETICS FINALS - On Thursday evening of last week, the local Community Games Athletic finals were held in the community field in Crossabeg. The committee wish to thank most sincerely St. Killian`s club for giving up their training evening for the events, to Nicky and Mick who marked the field and had the Hurdles ready for the races. Thanks to all the members of St. Killian`s club who helped out, juvenile members and adults alike, the medal presenters, Sinead who was the Announcer, to Jason Moran, and the parents and children for their support.

The first three in each race are eligible to go forward to the county finals which will be held on Sunday, June 25 at The Hub in Enniscorthy. If your child is not available to compete on the day, please contact Anne on 086-1980775 as soon as possible, and no later than the end of this week, so that a replacement can be found.

The following were the results:- GIRLS:- Under 8.60M. Kara Murphy, Lorna Furlong, Keelin Boggan. Under 8. 80M. Siofra Bowe, Megan Moran, Sophie Kinsella. Under 10.100M Emma McCarthy, Niamh O`Connor, Ava Doyle. Under 10 Hurdles: Eilis Moran, Chloe Reck, Kara Morrissey.Under 10.200M Anna Corrigan, Lucy McCormack, Chloe Murphy. Under 12.100M. Niamh O`Brien, Bronagh Boggan, Lucy Roche. Under 12.600M. Cliona Kearney, Maria Coone, Zara Corrigan. Under 12 Ball Throw. Ella Barry, Emma Dunne. Under 14 Hurdles: Anna Finan. Under 14. 100M. Rebecca Fanning, Grace O`Connor, Jodie Morrissey. Under 14. 800M. Eimear Halpin, Ava Kearney. Under 14 Long Puck. Kate Freeman. Under 16. 100M. Sonia Milbourne, Grace Flanagan.

BOYS EVENTS. Under 8.60M. Zac Furlong, Fionn Buttle, Finn McLoughlin. Under 8.80M. James Roche, Ruadhan Devereux-Kielthy. Under 10.100M. Andy Byrne, Ryan Whycherley, Darragh Buttle. Under 10. 200M. Charlie Ennis, Sean Moran, Liam O`Brien. Under 10 Hurdles. Darragh Sherlock, Sean McLoughlin, Adam Murphy.Under 12.100M. Chris Frawley, David McCarthy, Conor Whycherley. Under 12.600M. William Murphy, Harry Sherlock, Josh Kinsella.Under 12 Ball Throw. Corran Murphy, Sean Logue. Under 12 Long Puck. Jack Halpin. Under 14 Hurdles. Sean Rowley. Under 14. 100M. Sean Milbourne, Hugh Boggan, Jack Purcell. Under 14.800M. Denis Jackman. Under 14 Long Jump. Pearce Doyle. Under 14 Shot Putt. Adam Murphy.

Music/Singing lessons

music and singing classes continue on Tuesdays from three to 15 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. in Crossabeg school. Check out the Facebook page Shelmalier/Crossabeg Music School or contact Catherine Roche at 087 0533952 or Denise Feeney at 086 7302249 for further details.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Paula, daughter of Anne and Jimmy O'Reilly, Ballyharron, Crossabeg, whose marriage to Mr Pat Foley, took place in Crossabeg church on Friday last.

Condolences

We extend our condolences to Mrs Josie Stephens and family, Kereight, on the death of her brother, Charlie Walsh, which took place in Port Talbot, Wales on Saturday, May 13, Cremation will take place in Port Talbot this Wednesday, May 24, Memorial Mass will be offered up in Castlebridge church with internment of ashes in Crosstown cemetery at a later date.

Our condolences also to Mrs Anne Kehoe and family, Kyle Upper, Crossabeg, on the death of her Father, Mr Andrew Thorpe, Dara Park, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, who died on Friday last. Requiem Mass took place in Ballymany church, Newbridge on Monday morning last with burial afterwards to St Conleth's cemetery. R. I. P.

First Aid Course

Oylegate-Glenbrien camogie club will host a certified basic first aid course on Saturday, June 10, from 9.30 a.m till 1 p.m in the community centre, Oylegate. Contact Christine at 086 8929087 if you wish to book a place. The cost is €5.

Camogie News

Hard luck to the Junior Ladies from Oylegate-Glenbrien, who lost out to Oulart recently in the league final. Hard luck to the Intermediate Ladies, who lost out in their league final after a tough battle with Rathnure. Well done to both the under-14s and under-16s who had good wins over the Duffry and Killross Gaels respectively last week. Well done to all who took part in the under-10 blitz recently. A great day was had by all. A special thanks to all helpers on the day.

Glenbrien

GAA lotto

In the lotto draw held on Wednesday, May 17, numbers drawn were 5, 12, 26 and 28, and bonus number was 13. Lucky-dip winners were Séamus Walsh, Marie Rowley, Alan Kennedy, Marisha McCormack, Aoife Walsh, Leonie Wildes, Michael Shiggins snr., and Ella Croke. Next draw is on May 31, for a jackpot of €13,900, tickets available locally. Your support is greatly appreciated.

holy family school

The Bumper fund raiser is now just around the corner, a Night at the Dogs on 1st of June at Enniscorthy Dog Track. Tickets are 10 euros per Adult and all children under 15 are free.

This will be a great community event for all of Glenbrien and a huge thank you to all who have supported the event so far. We have had a fantastic response from all of the local busineses. We have now closed the adverts and sponsorship pages as the programme is going to print

If you have not yet got your tickets, we encourage you to purchase them from members of the Parents Association who are selling them around the parish at the moment, as only tickets that are purchased before the event go to the school and those bought on the night go directly to the dog track. We appreciate all the support we have recieved so far, looking forward to a great night with lots of entertainment on the night and a huge raffle too

Oulart

Parish Patrons

The annual patron will take place in Oulart on Sunday, June 25, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be prayers in the Old Cemetery at 1.30 p.m. The patron in the Ballagh will be held on Sunday, July 2, beginning at 2 p.m. The four weekend Masses will be offered for all our faithful departed.

Fundraising Walk

A Special Fundraising Walk, following the Jean Kennedy-Smith Trail (4km) will take place in Oulart on Whit Sunday, June 4, beginning at the Trailhead at the GAA pitch at 2.30 p.m. and finishing at 4.30 p.m. with a Traditional Farmhouse Tea (for subscribing walkers) in the Bygone Days House of stories.

A team of guides will lead the Walk around medieval and modern Oulart to St Mochua's '98 Chapel, McGawleys Memorial, 1898 Monument, North Cork Lane, Oulart Hill Battlefield, Tulach a'tSolais, Coillte '98, Fr Murphy's Well, Medieval Lower Street, Drovers Lane and Mise Éire (a new 1916 Monument). A minimum subscription of €10 will apply. All proceeds will go towards the completion of the Mise Éire Monument.

Learn the history of our locality Oulart is steeped in history and the Whit Sunday Walk on June 4 is an ideal opportunity for local residents and visitors to learn some historical facts and hear some interesting stories about the characters and events that are worthy of remembrance. Tell your friends and any walking enthusiasts that you know.

Féile na ngael

Féile na nGael, a festival of hurling, camogie and handball for under-14 players was founded in 1971, by Séamus O'Riain, a Tipperary-born GAA president.

This year the Féile will be held in counties Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny from June 16 to June 18. Oulart-The Ballagh GAA will host St Vincent's, Dublin and the camogie club will host Dunloy Cuchulainns of Antrim. Féile successes Our parish has a unique record in Féile na nGael.

The primary schools in the Ballagh and Oulart welcomed camogie president, Catherine Neary, on Tuesday, May 16. Mrs Marjorie McDonald, representing Rackard League accompanied Ms Neary and both of them spoke of Oulart-The Ballagh's fantastic Féile record and encouraged the boys and girls to continue to develop their skills in hurling and camogie and to enjoy participating in Féile.

Wexford Senior camogie players, including Ciara Storey and Brid Gordan were also present and they and the camogie president answered interesting questions posed by the students.

Sponsorship - A big thank you to J & K Ormonde Haulage Ltd/Castle Stone for sponsoring gear bags for the Hurling Féile Team and to Martin Fortune Transport Ltd for sponsoring gear bags for the camogie Féile team. A big thank you also to the camogie club's main sponsor Lar Corrigan 'Corrigans Family Butchers' for sponsoring a new set of jerseys for the camogie Féile team.

Congratulations

His many friends in Oulart-The Ballagh send heartiest congratulations to Tommy Woods, travelling head lad at Paul Nolan's Stables, Davidstown, who received the 'Dedication to racing and breeding' honour at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff awards in Kilkenny recently. The award was presented by Kilkenny hurling manager, Brian Cody. Tommy received a trophy, a cash prize of €5,000 and a further €3,000 to be shared among his work colleagues.

Tommy Woods served Oulart-The Ballagh GAA as masseur for many years.

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word at St Patrick's Church, Oulart for the weekend, May 28 are Emer Swords and Marie Prendergast. The Readers on duty on the weekend June 4 are Johnny Masterson and Joan Doyle.

Oulart split-the-pot

The winners of last week's split-the-pot were Emma and Mia Doyle, who won €130. Please continue to support this fundraiser. Envelopes are available in Scoil Mochua and in local businesses.

clothes Collection

Scoil Mochua will hold a Used Clothes Collection on Tuesday, May 30. Please leave bags of unwanted clothes at the school gate before 9.30 a.m. on the morning of collection.

Oylegate

Public Meeting

There will be a public meeting held on Monday, May 29, in Oylegate Community Centre at 8.30 p.m. regarding the facility of a community playground.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who made their First Holy Communion last weekend. We ask God's blessings on them throughout their lives.

Smart Kidz

Smart Kidz playschool is opening in September. Call Eileen Nolan for more information and to book at 086 3378014.

Golf classic

The Pat Coady memorial golf classic in aid of Co Wexford Hospice and Wexford Mental Health will be held in Enniscorthy Golf club on Friday, June 30, Teams of four costs €160 including dinner. Please contact Eamon Mernagh for Tee times. All support would be greatly appreciated.

GAA lotto

In the lotto draw held on Wednesday, May 17, numbers drawn were 5, 12, 26 and 28, and bonus number was 13. Lucky-dip winners were Séamus Walsh, Marie Rowley, Alan Kennedy, Marisha McCormack, Aoife Walsh, Leonie Wildes, Michael Shiggins snr., and Ella Croke. Next draw is on May 31, for a jackpot of €13,900, tickets available locally. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Camogie news

Hard luck to the Junior Ladies, who lost out to Oulart recently in the League Final. Also hard luck to the Intermediate Ladies, who lost out in their league final after an tough battle with Rathnure. Well done to both the under-14s and under-16s who had good wins over the Duffry and Killross Gaels respectively last week. Well done to all who took part in the under-10 blitz recently, a great day was had by all. A special thanks to all helpers on the day also.

First Aid Course - The camogie club will host a certified basic first aid course on Saturday, June 10, from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Centre Oylegate. All welcome to attend. Please contact Christine 086 8929087 if you wish to book a place. Cost €5.

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