Saturday 21 September 2019

Around the Districts


Gaa Notes

This week's Lotto Numbers were 5, 8, 19 and 29. There was no winner. Match 3s: Jim Roche, Denis Hayes and Jim +M+S+R. This weeks Jackpot is €10,000.

Our intermediate footballers lost to St. Josephs last Friday in the league while our junior B footballers lost to St. James also in the league.

Hard luck to the Rackard league hurlers who lost to Piercestown in the county semi final last week.

The all Ireland Feile Na Peil takes place in Wexford, Wicklow and Carlow from 26th to 28th June. Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club will be hosting the U14 team from Enniskillen Gaels in Co. Fermanagh that weekend.

Preparations are well underway and everybody is looking forward to what should be an enjoyable weekend

U6 Hurling training every Monday night in Crossabeg pitch from 6 45 - 7 45pm. Please contact Fergus on 087 6750700 for more information.

Ladies Football

U-8 and U-10 football training continues Wednesday @ 6-30pm in the Crossabeg community field.

The club are also looking for old handbags, shoes, belts or clothes to also help raise funds. They can be handed in at the coffee evening. For more information contact any committee member

Pilgrimage to Knock

Ballymurn/Crossabeg Pilgrimage to Knock Led by Fr Jim Finn is on Sunday 5th July, Diocese of Ferns Pilgrimage Day. There will be a Breakfast and evening meal in Tullamore All inclusive €55.00 To book phone Fr Jim 087 2119151. Or the Parish Office 053 9138103 Tidy Towns

Tidy towns meet every Tuesday evening at 7pm weather permitting in the village. Everyone very welcome, Great progress is being made with our plans for this year. Thanks to everyone involved in moving the Ballymurn welcome stone, lots of painting and weeding going on.


Classes on Mondays 10-11am in Ballymurn hall. Contact Debbie Murphy on 086 8122535.

Glenbrien AA Group

Glenbrien AA group is holding an Open Public meeting with AL Anon participation on Saturday 4th July in the Holy Family School at 8 30pm. Tea and coffee served.

Ballymurn Celtic fc

Ballymurn Players for the coming season may sign up and pay their membership in full or start installments. Ballymurn Celtic are hoping to set up a youths soccer team this year.

There will be a meeting in the hall at 9pm Friday 26th June please try attend if you are interested.

Any players or parents have any questions please ring Vincent Quirke on 0877608628. Also anyone interested in playing for the mens team can attend the same meeting

Irish Night

There will be an Irish night in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn on Friday 26th June.


Parish Patron

The Oulart Patron will be held on Sunday 28th June, beginning at 1.30pm, with prayers in the Old Cemetery, followed by prayers in the New Cemetery.

The annual Field Day, in aid of Scoil Mochua, the local primary school, will follow immediately after the Patron. A fun-filled experience is guaranteed, with teas available throughout the afternoon as well as the usual attractions such as Cake & Bottle Stall, Wheel of Fortune, Bric-a Brac, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Nail & Face Painting, Pony Rides, Fishing for Bottles and Hurling Penalty Shots.

There will also be a raffle, with the prizes being (1) a Barbeque, (2) a Hamper and (3) a Voucher. Tickets will be on sale in the local shop and will also be available on the day.

Donations of goods for the various stalls and cake sale would be greatly appreciated and may be left in the school on Saturday 4pm-5pm and on Sunday morning from 10am-12 noon.

Invitation to tender

All interested persons are invited to tender for development works at Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club. Tender documents are available from David Tobin @ Mahon & Co, 087-7943449.

Football Féile

Oulart-The Ballagh under 14 players will participate in Division 10 of Féile Peil on the weekend of 26th-28th June. The club will host a team from Co. Leitrim, the Seán O'Heslin Club, Ballinamore.

The visitors will arrive on Friday 26th, and early that evening, Oulart-The Ballagh will play the Sligo representatives and Oylegate-Glenbrien, in the latter's pitch and following those matches, will proudly parade with the other teams, through Gorey, that night.

The boys in red-and-black will compete against the Leitrim team in Oulart on the Saturday. The group winners will go forward to play in the finals, on Sunday, in the Ferns Centre of Excellence.

A.A. in Glenbrien

The A.A. group in Glenbrien, with AlAnon participation, will hold an open public meeting in the local primary school in Glenbrien on Saturday 4th July, beginning at 8.30pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Tea and Coffee will be served at the end of the meeting.


Oulart-The Ballagh Camogie Club has the following fixtures to look forward to : 23.06.15 Juniors V Rathgarogue-Cushinstown (away) 25.06.15 U16 V Craanford (home) 06.07.15 juniors V Monagear (home) 07.07.15 Seniors V Glynn (away).

Thanks to players, mentors & workers who made Clara's visit to the club so hospitable. Well done to the Under 14 team in Portlaoise. Players are reminded that membership fees that are outstanding should be paid without delay.

Community Text Alert

Oulart Community Text Alert would like to acknowledge and thank Wexford Council for the sum of €200 received in an amenity grant towards the running costs of the Text Alert.

An important Open Meeting was held on Tuesday night 16th June. Topics for discussion were "Message in a Bottle" and "Fire-Safety in the Home & Community". Guest Speakers on the first topic were Sgt. John Kehoe, Gillian Lang & Stephaine Lang of Gorey & District Lions Club. The "Message in a Bottle" service to the community was introduced and explained to the attendance.

The special bottle with PIF (personal information form, containing accurate and vital medical information) is kept in the householder's fridge and in the event of an emergency is taken to hospital with the patient. The information enables quick and accurate decisions at the point of contact. Anyone who would like a bottle (free of charge) should contact Gorey Lions Club. Their email is:

The second guest, Aidan O'Connor spoke on Fire Safety in the Home & in the Community. This talk addressed issues about our ability to save ourselves & our family in the event of a fire and raised many important questions. How fast fire will travel in our dwellings? How are we protecting our homes & families? What about Smoke Alarms? Have we installed and serviced them? How many are needed and where should they situated?

This open meeting was very informative and the organisers and those in attendance were deeply appreciative of the input of Gorey Lions Club representatives and Mr. O'Connor.

And of course, if the information and assistance given at the meeting saves but one life or prevents a tragedy in the future, the efforts of the local Text Alert will have been very worthwhile. Our hard-working and dedicated Text Alert officers and committee are to be lauded for their ongoing service to the community.

The Ballagh Boxing Club

The Ballagh Boxing Club would like to thank everyone who sponsored them or played Golf in the recent Golf Classic in Enniscorthy. The event day was a great success and the club is now ready to proceed with applying for planning permission to build the new clubhouse behind the local primary school in The Ballagh.

Without the help and ongoing support of the local community this development would not be possible so sincere thanks is extended to everyone who assisted in any way.

Wexford People

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