Around the Districts: Bree/Galbally and area

Published 13/10/2015 | 00:00

Road Closure Alert - The R730 between Killurin and Kereight will be closed from Monday October 12th to Friday October 23rd approx. Diversions will be in place for the duration. For additional information log on to www.mapalerter.com

Chess and Draughts

Bree Davidstown Community Games Chess and Draughts Lessons resume this Tuesday evening, October 13th from 7-9pm in Bree Hall. All children from 8 years to 16 years are welcome. Cost is €1.

Clonmore Table Quiz

Clonmore Church will host their Annual Fundraising Table Quiz, in aid of the Church refurbishment fund on Friday evening, October 23rd in Enniscorthy Rugby Club at 8 pm sharp. Table of 4 €20. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Bree United

Any ladies interested in playing women's soccer this year please contact Catherine on 0868587937 or contact us through our Facebook page.

Bree Community Centre

All organisations using Bree Community Centre are asked to be represented at the Community Centre AGM which takes place on Tuesday, 20th October at 8.30pm.

Bree Youth Club News

The county final of the FDYS table quiz competition will take place in Wexford CBS on Friday 16th October 2015. Bree Youth Club has entered a total of four teams, one in the under 18 section, two in the under 15 section and one under 12 team.

Ballyhogue GAA

The next draw is on October 14th in Byrne's. Lotto jackpot still remains at €10,000. Don't forget you can also play online.

Hard luck to the Junior Hurlers who lost the county semi final to St Martins last Saturday.

Ballyhogue GAA Club will be taking orders for club gear in the coming weeks. We are currently designing new club gear which will be available to order in the next two weeks and would make an ideal Christmas present for young and old alike. Further details on the new design and how to order in the coming weeks.

Volleyball

Weekly Volleyball has resumed on Wednesdays from 8.30-10pm in Galbally Hall. All are very welcome.

Bree AC

Outdoor athletic training has resumed on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm in the lower field for athletes aged 8 years and older. Indoor training resumed in Bree Community Centre on Thursday October 8th from 7pm to 7.45pm for 5-8 year olds and from 7.45pm to 9pm from over 9 year olds. Training sessions are €2 per child to max of €5 per family.

The Winter League for Bree AC affiliated members U8-16 begins on Sunday November 15th for four weekends. For further details contact Clare on 0874151350.

Bree Parish Journal

Preparations are under way for this year's edition of Bree Parish Journal. All clubs and organisations in the parish are asked to have a report of their activities over the past two years ready by the end of October.

The committee is also looking for photographs particularly of groups of people from times past as well as items suitable for publication pertaining to places or people of the area including notable family celebrations. All items to be advised to Jim and Clare Doyle, Garranstackle. Phone 053-9247706 or email jamcsdoyle@eircom.net

Bree CEP Vacancy

Bree CEP currently has a vacancy for a General Maintenance Worker. Ref No: ES 973854. DSP qualifying criteria apply. To apply please contact DSP Office, Abbey Square, Enniscorthy. All eligible applicants will be interviewed in the coming weeks.

Glenbrien

Camogie News

Congratulations to the Intermediate team and their management who won the Shield Final against Blackwater last Sunday. Hard luck to the U14 girls and their management who were beaten by 2 points by Buffers Alley in their Shield Final also on last Sunday. Our camogie season has come to an end for this year, thanks to all who helped out in anyway. Please keep an eye out for information regarding the AGM over the coming weeks.

TIME CAPSULE

Glenbrien Village Renewal Group are undertaking a fund raising venture which calls for maximum community involvement. Essentially the exercise involved consists of participants writing a letter addressed to a recipient of their own choosing, to be delivered in 40 years' time, hence the notion of a 'Time capsule'.

The capsule will be located in a clearly marked public position in the village of Glenbrien with a sun dial mounted onto it to symbolically measure out the passage of 40 years' time.

Each envelope may contain up to 5 different addressees. A single page letter to each of the five addressees can be placed into the envelope at a fee charge of €5. Delivery will occur in October 2055.

The letters by students of Glenbrien National School will be collected in the School, or, in the case of adults/families may be hand delivered to any committee member of Glenbrien Village Renewal Group before the 28th Oct2015 in order to be sealed prior to

placement into the capsule, which will be at/during the School Halloween break at end of October 2015.

Text Alert Launch Night

We have had to change the date of the Glenbrien Community Text Alert Launch Night to Friday 23rd October at 8pm in the Old School Community Centre in Glenbrien. We encourage as many people as possible to attend on the night as it will be a chance to learn how text alert works and to ask any questions that you may have. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Parents Association

The A.G.M. will take place in the school on Tuesday next at 7.30pm-please come along and find out the plans for the upcoming events. All parents are welcome to come along and join the group, so if you have any ideas for events and activities you would like to get involved in with the children we would love to see you there. Tea and Refreshments will be served. Looking forward to seeing you there

The Parents Association and the Staff and students in the school would like to say thank you to Brendan Doyle of D Plant for donating two Trees to the school, which were planted in the front of the school on Thursday morning.

Halloween Disco

A Fancy Dress Disco for all Parents and Children will take place on Friday 23rd October in the School-more information next week.

collection thanks

Church Gate collection for the Mentally and Physically Handicapped: The group would like to thank all the people who gave to the collection outside the Church, a total of €190 which will be used to help group. Your generosity was much appreciated

Ploughing Match

The annual Oylegate Glenbrien ploughing match will take place on Sunday, 18th October at Monmore, Crossabeg, starting at 11am sharp. All the usual classes.

Oulart

Scoil Mochua

A used clothes collection will be held on 19th October. Clean clothes, shoes, belts, hand-bags, linens, household textiles, ties, stuffed toys etc are all welcome and should be left in bags outside Oulart National School on the morning of 19th October. The Hallowe'en Hike fundraiser will take place on 22nd October, commencing at 11.10 am.

Art Classes

Painting Classes will resume in The Legion of Mary Hall, Oulart on Thursday 15th October. For full details please ring Mary Sutton on 087-9901143.

Oulart Hill

Oulart Hill Development Group will hold its Annual General Meeting in The Bygone Days House of Stories on Monday 2nd November at 8pm. All are invited and encouraged to attend and become involved with this group of volunteers who are spear-heading the developments, such as the walking trails etc on Oulart Hill and in the surrounding areas. Bring a friend!

Under 14 hurling

Well done to Oulart-The Ballagh Under 14 hurlers who defeated Shelmaliers to win the Division 1 Shield Final, in St. Patrick's Park recently. The final score was Oulart-The Ballagh 1 goal 13 points, Shelmaliers 5 points.

Congratulations to Cian McCormack, John Roche, Jim Finn, Aaron Byrne, Jake Cox, Christopher Lawless, Darragh Hayes, David O Gorman, Billy Dunne, Adam McRedmond, Conor Flynn, Daire Swords, Jack-Lyons Corrigan, Lee O'Connor (captain), Lorcan Nimmo, Aaron Kirwan, Pierce Redmond, Stephen Davitt, Edward O'Dowd, Aaron Doyle, Dan Nolan, Dylan O'Gorman, Gerard Kennedy. The mentors in charge of the successful team were Paul Hayes (team manager) and selectors Michael Jacob, Tony Byrne, Mick Devereux and kit-man John Adams.

Minor Victory

On Saturday 3rd October Oulart-The Ballagh Minor Hurlers, under manager Mark Rossiter and selectors Brian Martin, Alan Rossiter and Darren Murphy contested the Roinn 1 Minor Final against Abban- O'Rahilly (a combined team, featuring players from Adamstown and Gusserane/ORahilly's). At half-time the boys in red and black were behind by three points (2 goals to 1 goal 6 points) and finding it hard to score points, though Murtha Doyle and Barry Sinnott had both rattled the net with superb goals.

The excellent coaching and training that the team had all year began to pay dividends as the game increased in intensity and the Oulart-The Ballagh boys responded with a splendid performance in the last quarter to win on a scoreline of 3 goals 9 points to 1 goal 12 points.

Barry Leacy, team captain, was presented with the trophy and he made a fine acceptance speech during which he paid tribute to the opposing team and thanked mentors, supporters, first- aid providers and everyone who had helped the team throughout the year.

All of the starting fifteen (and substitute Jack Roche) played their part in this championship win, truly a victory for immense heart and self-belief, coupled with great teamwork and oodles of skill. Goalie, Cathal Sinnott gave a faultless display and his long clearances were an admirable feature as well as his quick reflexes which averted almost certain danger at crucial periods of the match.

Once again, Seán Murphy was a delight to behold with his tigerish tackling, intelligent use of the ball and his inate ability to "read" the game. Beside him, Conor Lawless was cool and decisive while Cathal Fenlon was always busy and focused.

In the half-back line, Aidan Murphy continued the fine form that he showed all year, Darragh Nimmo was commanding and defiant at centre-half while Dylan O'Brien continually turned defence into attack. Cousins Billy Dunne (6 points) and Robbie Dunne manned the mid-field area and both grew in stature as the game progressed with the former having a storming, match-winning fourth quarter in which he scored some unbelievable long-range points from frees and play.

Wearing number 11, team captain, Barry Leacy led the attack and contributed a vital point when leadership was called for, while Barry Sinnott scored a brilliant goal in the first half and made life very difficult for his opponents. Bradley Collier was a speed merchant on the wing while the inside forwards of lively Darryl Gray, supreme-finisher, Murtha Doyle (2 goals 1 point) and speedy Cathal Kenny (1 point) were a constant threat.

During the second half, eager-beaver Jack Roche (not yet 15 years of age) replaced Cathal Fenlon at corner back while the following players were also among the substitutes: Lee Hore, Niall Nimmo, Iarla Boyce, Ethan Freeman, Stephen Murphy, Liam Roche, Jack Rossiter, Michael Doyle, Robert Foley and Nathan O'Hanlon.

Heartiest congratulations to all the players for their dedication all year and let's hope that they all have the ambition to continue to improve, and maintain the desire to emulate the deeds of our present senior players who are admirable role-models for aspiring stars.

All-Star Nominations

Of the five Wexford Camogie players nominated for All-Star Awards, three are from Oulart-The Ballagh. Congratulations to Ciara Storey, Mary Leacy and Shelley Kehoe who along with Kate Kelly and Katrina Parrock are among the nominees.

Open Evening

The Annual Open Evening at Coláiste an Átha, Kilmuckridge will take place on Tuesday 20th October from 7pm to 8.30pm. All 5th and 6th class pupils and their parents/guardians are especially welcome. Take a walk around the school, meet the fantastic students attending this modern, vibrant and welcoming College and speak with the teachers. Visit www.colaisteanatha.ie for further information. Enrolment for September 2016 will take place on Tuesday 24th November.

It's Good to Talk

Joan Kavanagh & Friends are holding a Hallowe'en Day at her house in Lowlough on Saturday 31st October from 12 noon until 6pm.All are welcome to this fundraiser in aid of "It's Good to Talk". Admission is only €5 and all are welcome to partake of the Colcannon, Barm Brack, Cake, Buns and Tea/Coffee. Kids are invited to appear in Fancy Dress. Contact Joan on 087-9019027 for full details.

Taekwon-Do

B-Elite Taekwon-Do & Kickboxing Academy Raheenduff Road offer classes for adults and children. Also available are morning fitness classes in fully equipped gym. Contact Richard on 087-7735571 or belitetkd@gmail.com

Oylegate

Oylegate Youth Club

Oylegate youth club have 4 or 5 teams travelling to CBS Wexford for the County Table Quiz on Friday next 16th October. Bus leaving the Community centre at 6.30pm. There will also be youth club in the community centre from 8.00 to 10.00pm. The supervisors for the evening are David Parker, Seamus Whelan, Ann Marie Nolan, Anna Mai Conroy, Majella Fitzgerald, and Madeleine Roche.

Camogie News

Congratulations to the Intermediate team and their management who won the Shield Final against Blackwater last Sunday. Hard luck to the U14 girls and their management who were beaten by 2 points by Buffers Alley in their Shield Final also on last Sunday. Our camogie season has come to an end for this year, thanks to all who helped out in anyway. Please keep an eye out for information regarding the AGM over the coming weeks.

Lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot held in The Slaney Inn, Oylegate on Wednesday 30th September. The next draw will be held in Mernagh's Lounge, Oylegate on Wednesday 14th October. Tickets cost just €2 each and are available from club members.

Fundraising Draw

Oylegate/Glenbrien GAA club are holding a fundraising draw to help pay off the debt on the field. The first prize is €5,000 and all other prizes are cash. Tickets cost 10euro each or 3 for 20euros. Ticket sellers and/or drivers are required to help out with the fundraiser and all help would be greatly appreciated please contact Majella Doran.

Glenbrien Text Alert

We have had to change the date of the Glenbrien Community Text Alert Launch Night to Friday 23rd October at 8pm in the Old School Community Centre in Glenbrien. We encourage as many people as possible to attend on the night as it will be a chance to learn how text alert works and to ask any questions that you may have. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Parish Draw Winners

The lucky winners for the September draw were: €200-Mary & Pat Kavanagh; €50 each-Joe & Marie Hayden, Pat & Maura O'Leary, Chris Hanlon, and Lizzie Kinsella.

Ploughing Match

The annual Oylegate Glenbrien ploughing match will take place on Sunday, 18th October at Monmore, Crossabeg, starting at 11am sharp. All the usual classes.

Woodland Walk

There will be a woodland walk with Will Warham on Saturday, 17th October on Jamestown Nature Reserve. Bookings at 053 9138892 / Mobile: 087 2052266. / info@ jame-stownnaturereserve.com

Parent/Toddler Group

Oylegate Parent and Toddler group will meet on Wednesday 14th October and every Wednesday there after in Oylegate national School from 9.20am to 11.00am. Group is for children from birth to 5 years. There is no charge and parents/guardians supervise their own children. New members are most welcome.

Parish Craft Fair

Following the success of last year's Craft Fair, it is proposed to hold a Craft Fair once again this year on Sunday, 29th November from 11.30am-3pm. in Oylegate Community Centre. All categories of crafts and services catered for. Get your produce ready. To reserve a stand please contact Oylegate parish office on 086 8259842 before 14th November.

Parish Directory

Oylegate Glenbrien Parish Directory is now available and will be on sale at various outlets in both parishes over the coming weeks. Cost: €2. It gives a comprehensive list/contact numbers of all local trades and services in both parishes.

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