Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the Districts

Jim and Una Sinnott from The Ballagh enjoying their night out at the Slaney Friesian Association's annual dinner dance and prize giving night in the Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford on Friday night.
Jim and Una Sinnott from The Ballagh enjoying their night out at the Slaney Friesian Association's annual dinner dance and prize giving night in the Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford on Friday night.



The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the Community Centre this Friday 13th Nov at 9pm. Thanks to ladies for the teas last week. Catering on Fri 13th November will be: Ann Foley, Margo O'Reilly, Mary Power & Dympma Bradley. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Catering on 20th will be: Brigid Boland, Edel English & Fiona Power. On the 27th: Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O'Rourke & Elizabeth Greene. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Card winners on Friday 30th were: Kathleen Whelan, Ann Lawlor, Nick Doyle, Andy Reville, Sean Cullen, John Nolan, Phil Jackman & Ray Rochford.

Adamstown Lotto

The winning numbers in the Adamstown Lotto Draw on Mon 2nd were 8-10-28-29. There was no jackpot winner with just one match three player - T. McLoughlin C/O Paul Cullen who received €200. The next draw takes place on Monday 16th November in Cullen's Lounge for a Jackpot of €14,200.

Ladies Football AGM

There was a big turnout at our AGM held in Newbawn hall on Friday 23rd Oct. Thank you to all who attended and to those who sent their apologies.

Committee for 2015/16: Chairperson-Ted Bradley; Ass-chair-Carmel Stephenson, Secretary-Liz Dillon, Ass-sec-Karen Scallan, Treasurer-Michelle O Brien, Ass-tres-Bab Kent, PRO-Catriona Mc Cabe.

Managers/Trainers for the coming season: Senior-we welcome back Lizzy Kent; Minor-to be decided; U16-Sean Furlong / Mag Doyle; U14-Ted Bradley / Fiona Power; U12-Karen Scallan / PJ Nugent; U10-Claire Furlong / Jackie Roche.

Adamstown ladies football would welcome new players to come along and join a very strong child centred club. Looking forward to a fun filled 2015/16 campaign.

Rackard League

Congratulations to Adamstown/ Newbawn/Raheen Rackard League Girls who won the Rackard League Football Finals 2015-2016 in great style in St. Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy on Tuesday night last when they defeated Piercestown girls.

Though smaller in size, they made up for in determination and grit, every girl in the team played their heart out and together were outstanding. A big thanks to Mairead & Marcia for their training and coaching.

The team is as follows: Lasairiona Stafford, Ellen Gill , Ella English, Caoimhe Curtis, Isobel English, Leah Furlong, Niamh English, Meadhbh Wickham, Ellie Cloney, Ciara Mooney, Sinéad Roche, Ellen Duggan, Roisín Gill, Katie English, Niamh Furlong, Emily Davis, Caragh McDonald, Maeve O'Neill & Clodagh Crean. Well done everyone.

Irish Dancing

Congratulations to Margo's Irish Dancers who took part in the CRG World Championships last week in Athlone. They were up against dancers from England, Belarus, Germany, Northern Ireland and many more. 16 Dancers from Margo's School took part and brought home 4 World Titles.

Those were U9 - Kevin O'Reilly, Adamstown, U11 - Lauren Cadogan, Adamstown, U12 - Cora Banville, Camross, U15 - Thea Kehoe, Screen. Also among the prize winners were 2nd places U8 - Emily Farrell, Rathnure, U17 - Louise Newe, Adamstown, U14 - Leah Bradley O'Connor, Adamstown. 3rd places were U10 - Rebecca Nolan, The Ballagh, U12 - Aoife Murphy, Raheen, U12 - Erin Kehoe, Screen. 4th places were U9 - isobella Fortune, Bree, U12 - Alax Fortune, Bree, U11 - Theresa Flanaghan, Raheen, U12 - Laura O'Connor, The Ballagh, U11 - Savanagh Kehoe, Camross, U12 - Hannagh Byrne, Ballymurn, U12 Annalese Doyle, Ballymurn.

All dancers came from the Ballymurn and Adamstown class, which was held every Wednesday evening at 5.30pm - 6.320pm for beginners and 6.30 - 8pm for advanced dancers. Now enrolling for 2016 classes.

I would like to thank my parents and family for their support and Adamstown Community Centre for the use of their facilities. Congratulations to all my fab dancers and all the hard work they have put in this year leading up to the Worlds have really paid off. !Rally on !

ICA News

On Sunday 1st Nov a very successful sponsored walk organised by the local ICA guild took place in Adamstown. There was a good turn out on the day. The walkers set off from the community centre in glorious weather. On route the children from the Coonogue and Knockreigh areas treated us to some very welcome refreshments.

After a most enjoyable walk we returned to the community centre for some tea and confectionary. Everyone enjoyed viewing the beautiful display of crafts. The following won prizes in the raffle: Cait Bradley, Mary Lawlor, Ciara Mooney, Evelyn Parslow, Bridget Bradley, Moira O'Gorman and Breda Whelan.

We would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make the day such a success especially those who sponsored prizes for the raffle, came out to walk and those who sponsored the walkers.

Our monthly meeting with take place on Wednesday 11th November in the Community Centre. This month we have to start half an hour earlier as Betty O'Neill; Nutritionist will give a talk at 7.30. The competition is for the Best Traditional Barn Brack 7inch Round hostess on the night are Betty McGrath and Rita Furlong. New members are always welcome to come along to our meetings.


Congratulations to Jonathan Moore Tomgarrow Adamstown and his biggest victory as a Jockey recently. Aboard the 12 lengths 5-1 favourite trained by Noel Meade in the Paddy Power Cork Grand National.

Senior Citizens Party

It's that time of year again with preparations in full swing. The party will take place in The Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola on Sunday 13th December. Invitations will be issued at a later date. Last year was a huge success and we look forward to a repeat off last year.

Raheen Post Office

The Post office in Raheen closed its doors for the last time on 30th August 2015. Statia Murphy had been the Post Mistress there for 29 years and she also had a shop. Statia's father Mick Murphy took over the Post Office in Raheen in the early 1960's. Statia and her father Mick gave 55 years of service to the community of Raheen.

The Post Office has been the centre of life in Raheen for over one hundred years. The communities of Adamstown and surrounding areas wish Statia a very happy retirement.


We would like to thank everyone who supported our Raffle for the chance to win 500 ltrs of Kerosene kindly donated by J&M Oils and 1/2 tonne bag of Sticks kindly donated by Tony Whelan. The lucky winner was Maireád French of Raheenvarren.

Thank you to everyone who donated prizes for the Raffle for Crumlins Children's Hospital in Cullen's Lounge last Saturday night. The money raised will go towards providing a Library which will be named after our own Fionn English, may his gentle soul rest in peace.


Rackard League Success

Well done to the boys and girls of the three schools in the parish who won Rackard League titles last week in Taghmon. The Girls team beat Castlebridge in the Roinn B Final and the Boys team beat Fethard in the Roinn C Final.

Community Games

The Annual Bree Davidstown Community Games Church Gate Collection will take place at all churches in Bree and Davidstown parishes on Saturday and Sunday November 14th/15th. Your support would be appreciated.

Tidy Towns

A meeting of Bree Community Tidy Towns will be held in Bree Community Centre on Monday November 16th at 8pm. The committee would like to extend an open invitation to all members of our community to come and join our group.

Bree United News

The club extends a huge thanks to everyone who supported our Halloween cabaret and also to everyone who supported our recently held FAI draw. Congratulations to Robert Kehoe who won the club prize in the FAI draw. Orders for Bree United half zips are being taken this Tuesday and final orders being taken this Thursday from 7 until 8 o clock at Macmine pitch.

Bree Youth Club

Two trips have been organised for members of Bree Youth Club. Junior members will travel to Dunmore East Adventure Centre on Saturday May 28th 2016 while senior members will spend the weekend of July 15th to 17th in Carlingford Adventure Centre, Co. Louth.

All members intending to travel must return permission slips immediately as bookings will be made on basis of numbers interested. Cost of junior trip will be €55 and senior trip will cost €175.

Winter Fun Run & Walk

Bree Youth Club are organizing a Winter Fun Run / Walk on Sunday December 13th starting at 2pm from Bree Community Centre. This will be a timed event and there will be prizes for the first male and female home and also sport prizes for walkers.

All entrants will be included in a free raffle on the day. Entry fee is €10 for the 10k Run and €5 for the 5k Walk. All levels of fitness welcome. Refreshments afterwards in Bree Community Centre.

Bree AC News

High Jump training in Galbally Hall at 7pm each Saturday night for U10s and upwards. The Winter League will commence on November 15th in Enniscorthy track for U8 to U16s. Further dates are November 21st in New Ross Track, November 29th in Ferns and December 5th in Volunteers pitch in Wexford with a party afterwards. Races begin at 2pm with registration open from 1pm. Cost €3. For further information contact Clare on 0874151350.

Chess and Draughts

Bree Davidstown Community Games Chess and Draughts Lessons resumed on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm in Bree Hall. All children the parishes of Bree and Davidstown from 8 years to 16 years are welcome. Cost is €1.


Oulart Hill Development

The AGM of Oulart Hill Develpoment Group was held in the Story-telling House in Oulart last Monday 2nd November and attracted an attendance of upwards of twenty people, with a number of apologies for unavoidable absence. Areas represented at the meeting were Oulart, The Ballagh, Ballymurn, Blackwater and Boolavogue.

The work of the Group was reviewed and commented on favourably, plans were made for the future and a detailed financial report was presented by the Treasurer.

The outgoing officers were returned en- bloc, as follows, Chairman John Dempsey, Secretary Brian Cleary, Treasurer Patrick Power and PRO Breda Jacob.

Church Gate Collection

The important and outstanding voluntary work undertaken by a group of locals to highlight the attractions of our local area and to keep alive the proud memories of 1798 deserve widespread and ongoing support.

The Jean Kennedy-Smith Walk, The UnYoke Walk and Cosán na Glóire as well as An Abhallann (Orchard of Native Apple Trees) provide attractions and amenities for visitor as well as locals. While the work of the Committee is completely voluntary it goes without saying that quite an amount of expenditure was needed to complete the works to date.

To give everyone in the area an opportunity to support the ongoing work, Oulart Hill Development Group will hold a Church Gate Collection in Oulart and The Ballagh on the weekend of 14th/15th November. Donations may also be given to any officers or committee member. Your financial and practical support is always appreciated..

Mullingar here we come!

Oulart-The Ballagh senior hurlers, management and supporters will travel to Mullingar on Sunday 15th November to play the Westmeath champions, Clonkill in the 2nd round of the Leinster senior club-championship.

Having accounted for Clough/Ballacolla, Co. Laois, in Portlaoise last week, the Wexford champions have another "away" fixture to fulfill. Let's hope that the fog that engulfed Cusack Park the last time we played there will be non-existent this time! Meanwhile let's savour the hard-fought victory against gallant Clough/Ballacolla.

When the chips were down, the men-in-red-and-black stood up to be counted and, despite a poor start, created and took their goal chances, to emerge victorious by 4 points. Supporters are asked to keep the flags, banners and bunting in place and follow the team wherever they play.

Scór na nÓg

The Co. semi-final (Enniscorthy & Gorey Districts) of the GAA Talent competition for young people under 17 years of age will take place in Oulart Community Centre on Saturday 14th November, beginning at 7.30pm. Competitors are reminded that registration will be from 7pm. The stage competitions are Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Figure Dancing, Set Dancing, Recitation, Instrumental Music and Léiriú Stáitse (Stage Presentation).

The other semi-final, featuring clubs from Wexford and New Ross, will be held in Bannow on Friday 13th November. The Table Quiz will be held in Glynn-Barntown GAA Complex on Thursday 19th November.

Table Quiz

The Table Quiz organied by the Oulart Senior Citizens Committee on Wednesday 4th November was a great success, attracting sixteen teams. Mary O'Grady had prepared the ten rounds of ten questions and also acted as Quiz Mistress. She was assisted by an efficient team of correctors and scorekeepers.

Refreshments were served at the interval and all were in agreement that the Community Centre was an ideal venue for a Table Quiz. The Oulartwickmore Team, at Table 10 emerged winners at the end of a very challenging contest.

The proceeds of the Quiz will help defray some of the costs associated with the Senior Citizens Christmas Party. The organisers wish to thank everyone who helped, in any way.

Christmas Shopping Bus

Get all your christmas shopping done under one roof in one day, beat the crowds and leave the car at home.

On Saturday 5th December there is a bus leaving Blackwater and Oulart and going straight to Blanchardstown shopping centre.

Bus is leaving Blackwater at 8am and Oulart at 8.20am. We will arrive in Blanchardstown at 10am approx and leave at 5pm, leaving loads of time to get your bits and pieces done. Cost of the bus is only €20 per person, with a €10 deposit per person required to avoid disapointment. For all details contact David on 087 9562978.

Wexford People