Around the Districts
Ballymurn, Crossabeg, Oulart
U-8 and U-10 football training continues next Wednesday at 6-30pm in the Crossabeg community pitches.U-16's on Wednesday's from 7.30 to 8.30 in Ballymurn. Adults on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 8.30 and Saturday's 6.30 to 7.30 in Ballymurn. These are the times generally but sometimes they will change and managers will inform their teams if this arises! All new members are welcome, either call to the field on training evenings or contact club secretary Ann Doyle.
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 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 are Mondays from 10-11am in Ballymurn hall. This class is suitable for beginners, an individual class where you can progress at your own rate. Pay as you go available. 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. The club are hoping to set up a youths soccer team this year.
Any players or parents have any questions please ring Vincent Quirke on 0877608628.
Congratulations to Ann Ryan and David Whelan Kilmallock on the birth of their son.
Vintage club News
The Over the Water Vintage Club are going on their anunal outing on Sunday 12th July, Contact any committee member for details.
Pro Life Rally for Life
The Pro Life Rally for Life will be held in Parnell Square Dublin on Saturday 4th July at 2 pm with Mass at 1pm in Dominick Street Church celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
There is a bus going from Wexford and will pick up in all towns. Please contact Elizabeth at 087 7922637 for full bus details bus.
Congratulations to Andrea Harvey, Kyle, who celebrated her 21st birthday last week.
We extend our condolences to Mr. Sean Maddock and family, Newcastle, on the death of his Mother, Mrs. Margaret Maddock, Bullawn, New Ross, whose funeral took place to St. Stephens cemetery, New Ross on Saturday last. R.I.P.
The annual Patron to Crossabeg cemetery will take place this coming Saturday evening, July 4. Mass at 7 p.m. (weather permitting) will be celebrated in the graveyard and the graves will be blessed during the Mass. Those wishing to have their deceased loved ones prayed for should leave the names in at the parochial house as soon as possible. The blessing of the graves at Artraman cemetery will take place on Monday, July 6 at 8 p.m. and will be followed by the blessing of the graves at Saunderscourt at 8.30 p.m. and then at Tykillen at 9 p.m.
The County AAI `B`championships took place at the Hub in Enniscorthy on Friday evening of last week. St. Killian`s club members Kate Freeman and William Murphy were both in action.
It was a good evening for the pair as Kate finished in second place in the Under 12 Turbo Javelin event and also took home a bronze medal in the Under 13 Relay final.
William finished in second place in the Under 11 Long Jump final (3.56) took a bronze medal in the 300M and finished in fourth place in both the sprint and Turbo Javelin events. His team took first place in the Under 11 Relay final. Well done to both athletes.
Enniscorthy Lions club are holding their annual golf classic on Friday, July 3.Proceeds from same will go to the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis. Your support would be appreciated.
The Over The Water Vintage Club are planning a bus trip to the All- Ireland Vintage Rally in Street, Co. Westmeath on Sunday, July 12. Bus seats will be filled on a "first come, first served" basis. For further details please contact Nicky on 086-2847368 or Martin on 085-1740984.
The next session of story telling, recitations, music and chat will take place at Kyle Forge on Sunday next, July 5 at 8 p.m. Refreshments are also served.
Pilgrimage to Knock
Fr. Jim Finn, P.P. will lead a parish pilgrimage to Knock on July 5 in conjunction with the Diocese of Ferns pilgrimage which will be led by Bishop Denis Brennan. The bus will leave Ballymurn at 6 a.m. and travel on to Crossabeg for 6.15 a.m. The group will stop for breakfast in Tullamore and also stop there again on the return journey for dinner. The total cost, all inclusive is €55. Anyone wishing to travel should contact the parish office on 91-38103 or Fr. Jim on 087-2119151
The Crossabeg Homecoming week will take place from Monday, July 6 to Saturday, July 11 inclusive. The organising committee are busy drawing up a programme of events, catering for all age groups, young and older alike.
On Monday, July 6 there will be "dancing at the crossroads" at Kilpatrick at 7.30 p.m. and there will also be a raffle during the evening. A great nights entertainment is guaranteed.
Then on Tuesday, July 7 all eyes will be focused on the Festival Queen contestants. This event will be held in Sinnotts field (opposite Foleys bar) and the contestants for the event will be escorted on to the field in horse drawn carriages, led by a lone piper. This event is open to all young ladies aged between 18 and 26 years , from those living in the parish and beyond. To enter please contact Mary on 087-2737233 or Kathleen on 087-2647169. Supporters are also invited to dress up in vintage dress, which is optional, for the occasion. There will be a barbeque, Celtic music and a raffle. Again proceedings begin at 7.30 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 8 at 7.30 p.m. the community field is the venue for underage hurling and soccer matches. As well as that there will be Horseshoe competitions and Skittles events taking place. Plenty to keep all members of the family entertained. Again a raffle will be held. Thursday evening is free.
On Friday, July 10 there will be a Poker session and raffle in Foleys bar at 8.30 p.m. Then the weeks events will draw to a close on Saturday, July 11 with the "Grand Finale" - the presentation of medals by the newly crowned Festival Queen to the underage hurling and soccer winners. This will take place once again in Sinnotts field at 9 p.m. There will be a casual music session, a barbeque and raffle later on in Foleys bar. Parishioners are asked to lend their support.
Results of play at the community centre on Wednesday night of last week as follows:- Polly Maher (top score) Paddy Wickham (1st gent) John Meagher (2nd gent) Joan Pierce (3rd gent) Maura White (1st lady) Breda O`Brien (2nd lady) Betty Butler )3rd lady) Sean Reck/Caitriona Cullen (hatchers) Stella Nolan (last 3 games) Kathleen Hayes, Trish Furlong, Betty Butler, Polly Maher, Eilish Darcy (raffle).
Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Annual "Mid-Summer" Barn Dance that was held in Cooney's store, Raheenduff was an outstanding success. Great credit is due to all the voluntary workers who worked so hard to ensure that a good night was had by all.
As well as that, the club's finances were boosted by the profits on the Barn Dance, providing funds that will be used to maintain and develop facilities and assist in meeting the day-to-day-expenses that are a feature of every GAA club. Míle buíochas do chách.
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 at Mahon & Co. on 087-7943449.
The heartfelt sympathy of the whole community is extended to Anna-May O'Keeffe and son Barry on the recent death of husband and father, Michael, Ballyboy, The Ballagh. Michael was involved in many areas of parish life and his passing leaves a void that will be difficult to fill. He was laid to rest in The Ballagh cemetery, on Sunday 22nd June, following Requiem Mass. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
Best wishes for a speedy return to full health to all the parishioners who are sick, at home or in hospital. The thoughts and prayers of neighbours and friends are with you all.
For reasons of security and out of respect for the privacy of the individuals, names will not be mentioned in the local notes unless requested by the persons involved or by their families.
There was no joy for Wexford supporters in the Leinster senior hurling semi-final against Kilkenny in Nowlan Park last week but reputations can be restored by a defiant display and possible victory against Cork in Wexford Park, on 5th July.
Well done to the Wexford Under 21 hurlers on their victory over Offaly in the semi-final in Tullamore to qualify for the final against Kilkenny that will be played in Wexford Park.
Wexford senior camogie team will play Limerick, in Wexford Park, on Sunday 5th July, beginning at 5pm. This championship clash will be a "curtain-raiser" to the senior hurling qualifier, Wexford versus Cork. The best of luck to Shelly Kehoe who has been appointed captain of the Wexford Senior team for 2015.
In the local club championship last week, Oulart-The Ballagh senior camogie team, much depleted by injuries to key players, lost narrowly to St. Ibar's last week. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured Karen Atkinson, Ursula Jacob and Una Leacy.
Players or parents/guardians who have any queries regarding training or matches etc. should contact management or ring the camogie phone @ 087-9142899.
Camogie Fixtures 06-07-2015 Junior V Monageer (Home) 07-07-2015 Seniors V Glynn (Away) 07-07-2015 U10 V St. Ibars (Away) 09-07-2015 U16 V Glynn Barntown (Away) 10-07-2015 U12 V Kilrush (Away) 20-07-2015 Senior V Buffers Alley (Home).
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Elizabeth Murphy, Monawilling (eldest daughter of Peadar and the late Liz) and Andrew Maher, Co. Tipperary who were married in St. Patrick's Church, Oulart on Friday 26th June. The bride was a former valuable player with Oulart-The Ballagh senior camogie team. Her former team-mates, along with all the members of the club, send their good wishes for a long and happy married life, to the popular couple.
Maureen & Jimmy Wade's Sumobi Kennels are to be congratulated, once again, on the latest amazing achievement of their Italian Greyhound "Willow" who was so successful in the Dublin Championship recently. Under a female judge from Portugal "Willow" took Green Star Bitch and Best of Breed. Following that, under an Australian judge, she took second in the group.
In contrast, "Willow's" sister and kennel-mate "Poppy" stubbornly refused to show, despite Maureen's best efforts! Jimmy Wade wishes to thank all the neighbours and friends for all their help and good wishes during his recent stay in hospital. Special thanks to Anne and John who did so much. Thankfully, Jimmy is now at home and well on the road to recovery.
Scoil Rince Aisling
Congratulations and best wishes to all the dancers from Scoil Rince Aisling who are competing in the World Championship in Castlebar, 26th-28th June. Naoise Ormonde has qualified to dance in the solo competition while Cora Redmond, Niamh Mongan, Eoin Mongan and Elaine Nolan will compete in team competition. Go néirí an táth leo go léir.
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.