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Monday 18 December 2017

Around the Districts

Coach Ryan Byrne ties Darragh Scallan's laces at the soccer summer camp in Wexford Celtic Pitch.
Coach Ryan Byrne ties Darragh Scallan's laces at the soccer summer camp in Wexford Celtic Pitch.
Terri Heffernan, Ella O'Brien and Roisin Byrne enjoying the Kellogg's Cúl Camps at Blackwater GAA pitch.

Ballymurn

church notes

Mass times as follows: Tuesday 7.30 p.m. Thursday 9.30 a.m. Saturday 9.30 a.m. and 8.15 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. Vigil Mass at 8.15 p.m. Mass at 10 a.m.

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Tuesday, August 15 - Mass at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Patron

The Ballymurn Patron will take place on Sunday, August 13. There will be prayers in Kilmallock cemetery at 2 p.m. and Mass in the new cemetery at 3 p.m.

Altar servers outing

This year the altar servers outing is planned for Friday, August 18.

Bingo

Bingo is played every Monday night in the Anvil Ballymurn at 9 p.m.

Penny Bank

Penny bank collections continue every Saturday and Sunday in the hall after Masses.

Irish Heart Foundation

There will be a church gate collection on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

GAA lotto Results

Numbers drawn were 3, 7, 17 and 22; no jackpot winner; match-three winner: J O'Leary. Next jackpot €10,000.

Blackwater

Active retirement

Foot golf is on August 8 at 2.30 p.m. There are still a few places available for the Cork trip. full payment for the trip on or before August 20 please, and committee members will be available after 11.15 a.m. Mass on August 20, for collection of the money due.

Wayside Players

The Wayside Players will present three plays for the forth-coming summer Drama Season. This year, Wayside will perform in Lever Bar in Blackwater Village. Two one-act plays, 'Fledged and Flown' and 'None the Wiser' will be presented on the following dates: Wednesday, August 16 and 30, Saturday and Friday, August 12 and 25, commencing at 8.30 p.m.

A hilarious three-act play - 'The Lost Weekend' will be presented on Friday, August 4, and 18, Wednesday August 9 and 23 and Saturday, September 2, also commencing at 8.30 p.m. So please support the Wayside Players - a great night's entertainment is guaranteed at these comedy presentations.

Over the Water

Castlebridge Show

Don't forget that the 77th annual Castlebridge Horticultural and Agricultural Show takes place on Sunday next, August 13, in Castlebridge hall with the doors opening at 1.45 p.m.

The committee have numerous classes so whether you are interested in baking, arts and crafts, growing vegetables/flowers, photography or flower arrangements, there is a class to suit everyone. Don't forget to bring your dog along for the dog show, where there are lots of classes to choose from.

On the day, Mrs Oddsocks will provide kids entertainment, and as well as that there is face painting, a Punch and Judy show, and the kids can take part in a fancy dress parade where each child will receive a goody bag. There is also a pets corner, an exhibition from Castlebridge ICA guild, a bottle stall and bric - a-brac stall run by Shelmalier GAA Club. There will also be a glamorous granny competition, best dressed gentleman, best dressed lady competition where the winner will be picked from the attendance at the show.

There is something for everyone at this great show. Music will be provided by the Fife and Drum band, and a tea tent where some home baking can be enjoyed over a nice cup of tea or coffee. This is the place to be.

Why not check out the show schedule which is available on the website, castlebridgeshow.com. You can now email your entries to castlebridgeshow@gmail.com. The committee are looking forward to seeing you there.

Development lotto

results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, July 30, The numbers drawn were 7, 13, 18 and 20. There was no jackpot winner and five match-three winners who each received €30, Mick, Isobelle and Adam Kavanagh, Screen; Annie Howlin, Screen; Kate, Luke and Grace McKenna, Curracloe; Joe Lynch, Wexford Town and Caithlin Delaney, c/o Tavern. Tickets available from committee members with the draw taking place every Sunday night.

Help needed

Bridge Rovers Soccer Club are looking for anyone who is interested in helping out in any way from making a cup of coffee in the shop, putting the flags out on match day or passing on knowledge of soccer to young budding stars, or if you have a little Messi or Stephanie Roche, who would like to play. Contact Davina at 087 6366226 as training will be starting soon. The FAI summer soccer camp takes place this week, so we hope everyone will enjoy the occasion.

Oulart

Wedding Bells

Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy married life to Oulart-The Ballagh and Wexford hurler Eoin Moore and Kimberley Moloney, who were wed in Crossabeg Church on Friday, August 28. The reception was held in Ferrycarrig Hotel and was attended and enjoyed by the families and wide circle of friends of the very popular couple. Two days later, Eoin was one of the stars who powered the club's senior hurlers to victory in the second round of the championship, in Bellefield against Faythe Harriers.

Bereavements

The sympathy of the community is extended to Margaret and Matty Leacy and family and Fintan and Deirdre O'Leary and family on the recent death of their mother, Mrs Margaret O'Leary, Garrydaniel, Monamolin, who was buried in Monamolin Cemetery on Thursday, July 27. The late Mrs O'Leary, who was born in 1920, was the mother of 13 children and sympathy is also extended to them, their spouses and children. Oulart National School was visited by Mrs O'Leary just before the start of Féile na nGael, earlier this summer, and she was always immensely proud of the exploits and great successes of her camogie - playing grand-daughters Mary and Una Leacy. She was honoured in her own parish this year when she was chosen as Grand Marshall of the first Monamolin St Patrick's Day parade. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá hanam dílis.

Sincere condolences also to the family and friends of the late Leo Kinsella, Corbally, who passed to his eternal reward last week and was buried in Monageer cemetery on Tuesday, August 2. He is mourned by his wife Anne, son Denis, daughter Annie, by his sisters Noeleen, Rita, Marie and Ann, their spouses and families as well as by the wider community. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

New Venture

Good luck to Liam Sinnott, Barntown (formerly Ballinerode, Oulart) who is opening his own Public House (formerly the Gaelic Bar) in Distillery Road, Wexford after working in Centenary Stores, for 28 years. His many friends in Oulart parish extend congratulations and every good wish to him, his wife Jenny and children Jack and Shauna.

Mise Éire Monument

The new monument in Oulart, erected to commemorate the Rising of 1916 and featuring the names of the local people known to have been involved, is nearing completion and will be unveiled on the first Sunday in October. This unique monument, featuring the Proclamation, has already received very favourable comment and will, very fittingly, serve to remind the present and future generations of the ideals and heroism of the people of that turbulent time.

Split-the-pot

Even though Oulart National School is closed for the summer holidays the weekly split-the-pot continues as usual. The last week's winner would like to remain anonymous and has generously donated the €110 prize-money to Scoil Mochua. The most recent winner is Margaret Leacy, Hill House, who won €116. Many thanks to all who subscribe to Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot. Please continue to support the local school's fundraising effort by entering in local businesses.

Life-Saver

Well done to Jim Jacob on his heroic rescue of a drowning man in the Slaney River, Enniscorthy, recently. Happily for the victim, Jim was 'in the right place at the right time' and, with no concern for his own safety, dived into the river when he became aware of the emergency and got the man to the safety of the river bank from where the emergency services took over.

Horseshoe Champion

Congratulations to Michael Redmond, The Ballagh on recently winning the all-Ireland Singles Division 1 for horse-shoe pitching. Michael last won the title in 2005 and this year the competition was held in FCJ Bunclody where he competed against 40 competitors from all over the country.

Having started with the Unyoke Club, Michael joined the Woodsmen Club, Bunclody from where he has won the Co. Singles Division 1 on five occasions.

Hurling/Camogie

Well done to Oulart-The Ballagh senior hurlers on their recent championship win over Faythe Harriers and to the senior camogie players on their victory over Bunclody. The women will play Rathnure in the next round while the men take on Naomh Éanna, Gorey on August 12 in Bellefield at 3.30 p.m.

Forthcoming Fixtures - Our under-12 hurlers are at home to Cloughbawn on eighth while on ninth our minor hurlers are at home to Ballynastragh Gaels at 7.30 p.m. On 12th our senior hurlers play Naomh Éanna in Bellefield at 3.30 p.m. while the intermediate hurlers take on Marshalstown-Castledockrell in St Patrick's Park at 1.30 p.m. on the following day. Also on 13th our junior hurlers are scheduled to play Buffers Alley in Monamolin at 6.30 p.m. On August 17 our under-16 hurlers are away to Ballynastragh Gaels at 7.30 p.m. As some fixtures may be subject to change please check details with officers or team officials.

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