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G.A.A. SUMMER CAMP

For information regarding the hurling Summer camps please contact 0539144808 or www.wexfordgaa@eircom.net. Oulart-The Ballagh G.A.A. club will host a V.H.I. Cul Camp, catering for hurling, football and camogie, 8th-12th August. The cost per child is 55 euro. As there are limited places available it is advisable to book early.

RECENT BIRTH

Congratulations and best wishes to Teresa Fortune, Ballincash and her partner, Noel on the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Anthony Patrick, a brother to Patricia and grandson to Lizzie Fortune, Ballincash and Bridie Breen, Ferns.

Walking back to happiness! The recently re-surfaced "walking track" at OulartThe Ballagh G.A.A. pitch is proving very popular, with all ages and all levels of fitness, and is a great addition to the facilities that are provided to the community by the local G.A.A. club. The club is delighted to help in the promotion of exercise and "healthy living" and assures people that there is absolutely no charge for the use of the walking track. All that is asked in return is that users respect the facility and its surrounds and are conscious of the health and safety of all others as well. Bain taitneamh as! Ta failte roimh cach!

MINISTERS OF THE WORD

The Ministers of the Word for the weekend 2nd/3rd July are Linda Masterson, Eileen McGrath and Angela Lawless. The new rota begins on the weekend of 10th July with Marie Prendergast, Pauline Rice and Kathryn O'Dowd on reading duty.

PATRONS

The annual Oulart Patron and blessing of graves was held last Sunday afternoon and was very well attended as usual. The people of parish and the cemetery caretaker are to be congratulated on the upkeep of the graves and the surrounding areas.

The Patron in The Ballagh is on 3rd July. Don't forget that fresh flowers and wreaths can be had from local florists and garden centres in the parish.

MODEL COUNTY DRAW

The third and last of this year's Model Co. draws takes place on 29th June in Wexford Park. Best of luck to all our subscribers and thanks to everyone who supported the draw.

HURLING

Commiserations to the Wexford Minor hurlers and to their manager, Martin Storey and his backroom team, on their defeat to Kilkenny, last Saturday evening in Wexford Park.

The large crowd of home supporters were treated to some fine hurling from these talented and dedicated young men who represented the county with pride and distinction. Oulart-The Ballagh's Conor O'Leary was outstanding in goal and he proved once again that he has a bright future ahead of him. Nicholas Cullen was among the substitutes.

Best of luck to the Wexford Senior hurlers who travel to the Treaty City to play Limerick in the qualifiers on Saturday.

CAMOGIE

Well done to the Wexford senior camogie team on their win over Kilkenny in Wexford Park, last Saturday. Ursula Jacob (captain), Mary & Una Leacy and Karen Atkinson all contributed to the victory. The camogie team's fourth championship outing is away to Clare next Saturday and the Model County will be hoping for a win to secure their place among the top four that will qualify for the All-Ireland semi-final. Their defeat to Galway in the first round has been followed by wins over Cork and Kilkenny.

ANNIVERSARY

To mark the 60th Anniversary of the opening of The St. John the Baptist Church, The Ballagh, a memorial book is being compiled. This will be of immense interest to parishioners and former parishioners. Be sure to secure your own copy and copies for family members who have left the area.

The Church of St. John The Baptist is closed for final renovation work and it will re-open for re-dedication and blessing on 1st July (celebrating 60 years).

The Parish Re-union will be held on 2nd July and the Patron & Field Day will be held on 3rd July.

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