Friday 18 October 2019

An Taisce Wexford litter lift

The recent An Taisce , Wexford County Council , Blackwater Tidy Towns litter lift was a great success. Thank you to volunteers from all areas of the parish who helped collect one skip plus forty sacks of rubbish from the roadsides. It was great to see so many people come to the Bridge in Blacktwater on the day. Thank you also to those who worked on their local roads lifting litter in their own time. A special thank you to drivers with cars, trailers and lorry who transported the full sacks from the various areas to the village.

The recent An Taisce , Wexford County Council , Blackwater Tidy Towns litter lift was a great success. Thank you to volunteers from all areas of the parish who helped collect one skip plus forty sacks of rubbish from the roadsides. It was great to see so many people come to the Bridge in Blacktwater on the day. Thank you also to those who worked on their local roads lifting litter in their own time. A special thank you to drivers with cars, trailers and lorry who transported the full sacks from the various areas to the village.

For all those interested in the ongoing campaign to keep the countryside litter free Wexford County Council through Blackwater Tidy Towns can supply special bags to volunteers and arrange for disposal of the roadside rubbish collected. With your co-operation we can look forward to a greener cleaner Blackwater.


Garda Station

Oulart Garda Station will be open to members of the public for firearms and administrative purposes between 10am and 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, each week.

Thank You

St Patrick's Special School, Enniscorthy would like to thank everyone who gave so generously to the recent Church Gate Collection in Oulart. The sum contributed to this very worthy cause was €415.70. Mile buiochas to all.


Jack & Jill, Playschool, Oulart is now taking bookings for September 2013. Free Ecce places are available. Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Contact Jackie @ 087-6855850

Scoil Mochua

The school student council is organising a "Jersey Day" on Friday 17th May. Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin will benefit from the funds raised.

Readathon Mr. Hamish Stuart organised a Readathon in Scoil Mochua recently. During that week 1048 books were read by the pupils and more than 800 euro was raised. This money will be used to purchase library books in the next school year.

School Tours: It is that time of the year when pupils of Scoil Mochua embark on their annual school tours. The Infants are travelling to Blackwater Farm on 11th June. First and Second classes will journey to Dublin Zoo on 18th June while Third and Fourth classes will visit the Zoo on the following day. Fifth and Sixth classes are being very adventurous and will jtravel to Surf School, Tramore on 20th June. Scoil Mochua Parents' Association is to be complimented for subsidising all the tours.

Active Retired

Oulart and District Active Retired have planned a day's outing to Co. Wicklow, for Thursday 16th May. They will visit Avondale House and Gardens and Powerscourt House, Gardens and Waterfall. They will enjoy Dinner on the return journey. The bus will leave Oulart at 9.30am on the morning of 16th May and anyone interested in travelling on the tour should contact Hugh Coleman (053-9136156) or Ann Holton (053-9136078) for full details and booking.

Model Co. Draw

Draw tickets for May (€20) and June (€10) are still available. Contact any Oulart-The Ballagh officer or committee member or ring me, Breda Jacob, P.R.O. (086-1686978). Once again, many thanks to all who bought and sold tickets for this venture. Your loyalty and support are deeply appreciated and never taken for granted.

Ballagh Youth Club

The Youth Club will recommence in The Ballagh on Friday 17th May at 8pm when Marleen McCarthy, Lorraine Howlin and Nina Kehoe will be the leaders in charge. The parents on duty that night will be Catherine Murphy and Oonagh Latchford. The Youth Club phone numbers is open for enquiries between 6pm and 8pm daily at 087-0611818

Pilates in Oulart

The next course will begin on Monday 13th May, 8.15pm-9.15pm. Also Tuesday 21st May from 9.40-10.40am. Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Contact Debbie on 086-8122535.


Screen school news

The Parents Association held a meeting on April 30 in Freddies of Screen and would like to thank all who attended. Thanks to the Shelmalier Coiste na nOg and St. Ibars/Shelmaliers Camogie club for donating three helmets each to the school for use by the students. They also held a cake sale on Sunday, May 5 after Mass and raised €307. Again thanks to all who baked, helped out and supported. Your generosity is much appreciated.

Best wishes to the 12 students from second class who will receive their First Holy Communion this coming Saturday, May 18 in Screen church.

The National Parents Council Primary (NPC) are presenting an information session for parents on Bullying. The session takes place in the Riverside hotel in Enniscorthy on Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. and all parents are welcome to attend. Admission is free.

The end of year `Ladies night` wil take place on Saturday, June 22 in Hotel Curracloe and the end of year coffee morning on Wednesday, June 26 in Freddies of Screen after Mass.

Vintage News

The Over The Water Vintage club are organising a bus trip to Moynalty All- Ireland Vintage Rally on Sunday, August 11. The cost is €28 per person which includes breakfast, bus fare and entry to show. For bookings contact Nicky on 086-2847368 or Eamon on 086- 8400519. Bookings are on a first come first served basis.

GAA club news

The Shels club had no winner of their jackpot on April 29. The numbers drawn were 5,11,18 and 26. There were 4 match 3 winners, Lisa Quill, Gary Doyle, Helen Cullen and Shane Griffith. Likewise there was no winner of the jackpot on May 6 and here the numbers drawn were 11,12,13 and 30. There was one match 3 winner, Tommy Ryan, who won €200. The next jackpot is €5,400.

The under 16 hurlers defeated Blackwater in their opening championship game on a 4-12 to 2-08 scoreline. The under 16 hurlers defeated Crossabeg/Ballymurn in their second round championship match 4-16 to 1-12. In what was an excellent team performance special mention must go to Aaron O`Neill and Cian Manley in the backs, Conor Hearne and Enda Cloake who dominated midfield and to Nathan Murphy and Liam Rockett in the forwards.

The senior hurlers were outplayed by strong Ferns outfit in the championship, going down 2-11 to 0-08. The junior hurlers held the lead for 45 minutes but eventually succumbed to Davidstown/Courtnacuddy`s first team 2-15 to 1-13. All reports in full on

The Wexford minor footballers bowed out this to a strong Dublin team after having had a great run. Well done to Graham Staples, Tony Smith, Glen Malone and Colin Cleary on a fine campaign.

Dancin' for Turf

The Shelmaliers/St. Ibars held an Under 8 'Dancin' for Turf' disco in Hollymount on bank holiday Monday, which can only be described as 'Funtastic Venture'. Numbers were plenty with a host of divas and romeo`s amongst the younger members. Special thanks to DJ Alan Monahan, Disco chick Kelly Scallan and all who helped prepare and run the event. All funds raised will go towards an astro turf surface for the main hall.

Easter Camp

The Easter camp hosted between Shelmalier Coiste na nOg and Shelmalier St.Ibars Camogie club was a huge success. 63 boys and girls attended and enjoyed lots of fun and games and of course learned skills in both hurling/camogie and football. Both Chairmen Noel Feeney and Alan Aherne were delighted with the contributions made by everyone.

Thanks also to Sheila Roche, Patricia Fielding, Martin Doyle, Anne-Marie Whelan, John Banville, Bobby Delaney, Noel Roche, Murt Hanrahan, Padraig Coone, Colm Tynan, Mag Cullen, Jackie O'Leary, Mick Garry, Daniel Furlong, Michael Feeney, Glen Malone, Cian Manley, Aaron Murphy, Bryan Kehoe, Jody Donohoe, Shauna Kellly, Maeve Doyle, Dervla Potter, Enda Cloake, Eadaion Fitzgerald, Roisin Tobin and especially Kate Kelly.

Day Care Centre

Castlebridge Day Care centre offers plenty of interests for its members and is a great way to while away some hours in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The centre has the mens group going from 10 a.m. until 12.30 p.m on a Monday and in the afternoon the womens craft group meet from 1.30- 4 p.m.

At the moment the ladies are learning the art of 'Quilling'. The centre is also open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and new members are always most welcome.

During the day the ladies and gents have a chat, tea and refreshments, keep-fit exercises, lunch and pongo and lots of other interests too. So if you have time on your hands and would like to get to know your neighbours better, then why not go along to the centre where you will be sure of a welcome.

Soccer camp

Bridge Rovers Soccer club are running an FAI summer camp from August 12 to August 16. Log on to or call 1890 653 653. Book early for a chance to get tickets to a choice of 3 Ireland home games . Bridge Rovers are opening a new 60 x 40 all weather astro turf pitch. To book contact 086- 4034500.

Tracies Walk

The annual walk from Castlebridge to the Talbot hotel in Wexford takes place on bank holiday Sunday, June 2. Proceeds are in aid of the TLT4CF. You can register by contacting Ian on 087-2696983 or you can register on the morning. Registration fee is €20 which includes your dinner in the Talbot on arrival. The walk gets underway at 11 a.m. Sponsorship cards are also available on request. Your generous support would be appreciated

Fitness classes

Forever fit fun dance fitness classes with Amanda Burke take place in Screen hall every Friday at 9.45 a.m. and in Wells House and Gardens every Friday at 11.45 a.m. Its pay as you go and all are welcome. Contact Amanda on 087-9713339.

Camogie news

Congratulations to the St.Ibars/Shelmaliers U14 camogie team on their fantastic win in the Feile na Gael competition defeating St Martin's 3-3 to 0-3 in Farmleigh, Marshalstown. What an achievement for the girls of the parish coming after the ladies team won the Feile na Gael football the previous week with 11 girls dual players.

The camogie girls will head to Limerick from July 5 to July 7 to represent County Wexford and the ladies football will head to Derry from June 28-30. So fundraising will now begin. Anyone wishing to sponsor the girls in any way are asked to contact a committee member.

U8 and U10 training continues every Monday evening from 6.30 - 7.15 p.m in Hollymount and new members are welcome. The U10 Blitz has been postponed on Saturday next, May 18. New date to be advised.

The U12 Blitz was postponed on Saturday last. It will now take place on Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m in Hollymount. Parents are invited to help with refreshments. U12 training continues every Monday evening from 6.30-7.30 p.m. On Saturday, June 15 all U12 teams are invited to Wexford Park for a Blitz,. More details to follow.

Thanks to all who supported the dance for turf disco and a special thank you to Emma Hearne and Sheila Roche for their hard work and all who helped in anyway.

Hard luck to Ciara, Aine, Katrina and Kate on the Wexford team in last Sunday's national league final loss to Cork in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. The U16 team had their first training session of the year last week as their championship will start shortly. Mentors for this grade are Kim Walsh (Manager), Mick Mahon, John Kelly and Alan Aherne.


Preparations are well underway for the St.Ibars/Shelmalier clubs first ever camog-athon which will take place in Hollymount on bank holiday Monday, June 3. Sponsorship cards will be given out to all age groups during this week. Please give generously if you are approached by a player for a donation.

Lots of fun is being organised for the 12 hour session - Early Birds open to all the early risers, Training session with the senior, intermediate and junior teams, U8, U10, U12 novelty events, U14 Feile team event, U16 and U18 games, crossbar challenge and many more events.

Ladies Football

Congratulations to the Shelmalier Ladies senior team who defeated A.G.B (Wicklow) 4-11 to 1-6 in the first round of the Leinster League played in Hollymount on Friday, May 3 and in the Division 1 League played in Hollymount on Tuesday, May 7, Shelmalier defeated Clonee 3-15 to 1-8.

The Division 2 team travelled to Adamstown on Wednesday, May 8 and came away with a one-point win 5-3 to1-14. The Minors play Kilmore in Hollymount on Thursday, May 16 at 7.30 p.m. The senior team travel to play Baltinglass on Friday, May 17 in the third round of the Leinster league. Preparations are under way for the U14 team trip to Derry to represent Wexford in the All-Ireland Feile Peil which will be held from June 28 to 30 inclusive. Shelmalier will be hosted by Ballinascreen club which is in Draperstown.

Congratulations to St.Ibars/ Shelmalier Camogie club their players and mentors on their Premier Feile win. What a great achievement for the girls wining two Feile titles within the week and best wishes to them as they represent Wexford in the All-Ireland Feile in Limerick.

The AED/CPR training on Wednesday, May 15 is fully booked up. If you are over 16 years of age and wishing to be trained in the use of a defibrillator please contact Maeve Quill on 087-9600284. It is hoped to organise a second night.

The deadline for renewal of player's registration is May 21 in order to confirm players registration in time for the May 31 deadline.

Membership fees are as follows:- Adult Players €50 Underage Players (11 to 18) €30. Under 10 on the first of January 2013 €20.00. Non playing club member €30. If any manager or mentor wants to be covered by the injury fund they need to pay the full €50.

Congratulations to Club member's Clara Donnelly and Kellie Kearney who have been selected on the Leinster Panel for the Interprovinical Tournament which will be held on Saturday May 25. Good luck to all members who are sitting their college exams. For some it is the final year of their course and good wishes to them in their chosen career.

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