Tuesday 23 January 2018

Around the Districts

Tadhg and Majella Hammond at the barbecue demonstration at Joyces Expert on Saturday afternoon.
Tadhg and Majella Hammond at the barbecue demonstration at Joyces Expert on Saturday afternoon.


Patron/Field Day

The Patron in Oulart will take place on June 26. Prayers will be said in the Old Cemetery at 1.30 p.m. Then at 2 p.m. the Patron in the New Cemetery will commence. It will consist of Liturgy of the Word (Readings) followed by Rosary and Blessing of the Graves. The usual Field Day in aid of Scoil Mochua will be held immediately afterwards in the school grounds.

School Tours

The pupils of Scoil Mochua will soon embark on their annual school tours and a very varied programme has been arranged. The Infants will visit Woodfield House in Oylegate; First and Second classes will go to Maldon Hotel for cookery, crazy golf and swimming; Third and Fourth will visit Clara Lara and Wicklow Gaol while Fifth and Sixth will do the Dublin Walking Rebellion Tour and visit Gravity, Courtown.

Clothes Collection

The next Used Clothes Collection will take place on June 13. Organised by the Parents Council of Scoil Mochua, the proceeds go to the local primary school. The bags of clothes etc should be left at the school before 9.30 a.m.

Cúl Camps

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA will host two Cúl Camps this year. The first will run from July 4 to 8 while the second camp will run from August 15 to 19. Children may sign up for one or both camps. As numbers are limited parents/guardians should register their children without delay. You may register online at or contact Diarmuid Byrne at 087 9348089 or Peter Hally at 087 2280 341.

Barn Dance

All roads lead to Raheenduff for Oulart-The Ballagh's annual Barn Dance on Saturday night, June 25. Music will be provided by the Heartbeats and as usual, sumptuous burgers will be on offer as well as great craic, ceol, rince and late bar. Tickets @€15 are available from players and committee and at the door on the night.

Ballagh Boxing Club

The Ballagh boxing club golf classic takes place Friday, June 17, in Enniscorthy golf course in aid of the new clubhouse. Anyone who would like to enter a team or give sponsorship should contact a member of the club or 087 6237409. €120 for a team of 4.

Field Day

The annual Field Day in aid of the Scoil Mochua funds will take place in the school grounds on Sunday, June 26, immediately after the Patron. There will something for everyone on the day, including: Bottle Stall, Wheel of Fortune, barbecue, Cake Stall, Bouncy Castle, Nail and Face Painting, Bric a Brac, Hurling Penalty Shots, Pony Rides, Fishing for Bottles, Shop and Teas.

There will also be a Big Raffle. First prize is Garden Furniture, second prize Timber Kings Castle and third prize a Voucher. Tickets will be on sale on the day or beforehand in the local shops. All donations for bottle stall, bric a brac, cake stall etc would be much appreciated and can be left in the school on Saturday 25th from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday morning from 10 a.m.-midday..We look forward to a fine day and an enjoyable family day out for all.

Lifestyle Transformation

Lifestyle Transformation 5K winners: U30 Kevin Sheridan and Karen Atkinson 30-40 Garry Fortune and Sarah Gallagher 40-50 Philip Rossiter and Mary Carton 50+ John Nolan and Bernie Sheridan first Team home Ann Kirwans Team

Lifestyle Transformation 10K Cycle Winners: U30 Nicky Kirwan and Danica Nolan 30-40 Paul Hayes and Sarah Gallagher 40-50 Philip Rossiter and Ramona Harney 50+ John Sinnott and Bernie Sheridan first Team home Ann Kirwans team

Lifestyle transformation Hill Run Winners: U30 Daryl Gray and Aoife Dunne 30-40 Paul Hayes and Caroline Hayes 40-50 Eddie O'Leary and Jackie Fortune 50+ Tom Whelan and Bernie Sheridan first Team home Jackie Fortunes team

Sporting Events Winner - Ann Kirwans Team Weight Loss Winners - Bridget Morans Team Fundraising Winners - Jackie Fortunes Team the winning team for 2016 Lifestyle Transformation is Jackie Fortunes Team Well done and thanks to all who supported lifestyle transformation 2016.

Over the Water

Garden Evening

Castlebridge Show committee are holding a Garden Evening on Wednesday, June 15, with Syl Doyle of Wilton Nurseries, Bree, and it commences at 8 p.m in the Community Garden, Castlebridge. Tea and coffee will be available. This event is free of charge and they hope to see you all there. The committee wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the family of Willie Linden, Glenbo Screen, who died recently.

soccer summer camp

Bridge Rovers are delighted to announce that they will be running a Sports FAI Summer Soccer School camp this year. The camp will take place between August 8 and August 12 and is open to 6-14-year-old boys and girls of all abilities. Camps are available for both goalkeepers and outfield players. Entry to the camp costs €65 per child. They also offer a special sibling discount of €10 per child if one or more siblings join the camp.

An exclusive FAI Summer Soccer School kit, football and backpack is provided for all children who enrol at the camp this year. There is only a limited number of places available, so they are urging people to book as soon as possible to avoid missing out. To find out more visit

Development lotto

Results of lotto draw for Curracloe United AFC for Sunday, June 5, as follows. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 21 and 25. There was no jackpot winner and two match-three winners who each received €75 each, Pam, Padgie, Orlaith and Shane, Curracloe and Caroline and Freddie Kinsella, Screen. Bookings are now being take n for the FAI summer camp which runs from July 4 to July 8. You can book a place by logging on to or 1890 653 653 to register.


Curracloe Tidy Villages committee would like to extend sincere thanks to the all the pupils of St Margaret's national school, Curracloe, for their generous donation of €189.

Curracloe school news

On Tuesday, June 7, Brendan and Marian Keville and Pat Murphy from Irish Water Safety visited the school. They delivered an informative talk on water safety. The children really enjoyed this very important presentation which will ensure their safety in the water this summer and beyond.

On Wednesday, June 8, the pupils from fifth and sixth classes and their team mates from Screen and Castlebridge defeated Adamstown in the semi-final of the Rackard League. We wish them the best of luck in the final.

On Thursday, June 9, the school held their annual presentation day. Sara Hogan and Ciara Long from Wexford swimming pool presented the children from third to sixth class with their swimming certificates. Mick Garry, parent and paramedic, presented the children with their First Aid certificates.

The children in fifth and sixth class would like to sincerely thank Mick for giving up his time again this year to give the class the benefit of his knowledge of First Aid. They have completed a 10-week course and are well equipped to handle emergency situations thanks to him.

The Student Council which was set up this year has proved to be a great success. Their endeavours included providing four picnic benches for the school yard, class 'hoodies' for sixth class, raising money for Curracloe Tidy Village and setting up a schools stationery shop. The student council presented Curracloe Tidy Village members, Anne Carty and Francis Tobin with a cheque for €189. The profits from the shop will be used to purchase sports equipment for the school.

Congratulations to the nine second class children who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, June 11. Thanks to the children who sang so lovely throughout the ceremony, to Mr Pat Hackett, and to the Parents committee who provided refreshments at the party in the school.

New SportsWear

There was great excitement in Hollymount on Sunday last when inter-county stars Brian Malone and Kate Kelly and a group of underage boys and girls officially launched the new sports wear range covering both St Ibar's/Shelmalier camogie club and the Shelmalier GAA Club.

This joint venture between the clubs is to facilitate the needs of both boys and girls, men and women across both clubs, so that they have a single range of sportswear catering for players, mentors, members and supporters.

The new range will be on sale this week in Hollymount so parents, underage boys and girls and adults are advised to order their new gear as soon as possible as the first major order is selling very fast. If the sports shop does not have your actual size in stock, orders will be taken for the next order.

New Café

The new café opened in Hollymount on Saturday last offering teas, coffees, snacks, sweets, and drinks and much more to members, supporters and visitors. This café is intended to not only offer the finest sweets and drinks but also to cater for the demand and need for a simple social hub for all who use or visit Hollymount, as you can now sit down, chat and relax and soak up the Hollymount atmosphere. The new café will be open most evenings so members and supporters are encouraged to sample the new café on their next visit.

Senior hurling

The Shelmalier senior hurlers took on near neighbours Glynn-Barntown in the Wexford senior league in Hollymount on Saturday and after an exciting match the visitors scored two late points to claim victory on a score line of Shelmaliers 2-15 Glynn-Barntown 1-20. A Stephen Whelan goal with three minutes to go put the sides level at 2-15 to 1-18, ensuring a nail biting finish but the Glynn men forced two late scores to claim victory.

However, the Shelmaliers had some late opportunities to claim victory for themselves. Ciaran O'Shaughnessy got his sides first score with a point after four minutes of play and the Shelmaliers were twice denied goal scoring opportunities early in the game. However, Joe Kelly made no mistake in the twelfth minute when he fired to the Glynn goal to leave the sides level at 1-2 to 0-5. Two points from Tommy Barron again had the sides level and Joe Kelly's accuracy from frees saw a half time score line of Shelmaliers 1-8 Glynn 1-12.

Both sides exhibited great hurling skills in the second half, however, Glynn's late rally saw them claim both points in an exciting match. The Junior hurling match against Davidstown fixed for Saturday last will now take place on Thursday next in Hollymount starting at 8 p.m.

Summer Solstice

The Hope Cancer Support Centre will hold their annual Summer Solstice 5K walk and Ceremony of Light and Healing at Curracloe beach on Tuesday, June 21, at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited along to be part of this very special ceremony and to enjoy a peaceful and serene walk on this beautiful beach.

Tomi Reichental, a child survivor of the Holocaust, will give a talk in Oylegate community centre on Wednesday, June 15, at 8 p.m with proceeds to the Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy and the Holocaust Education Trust. For further information, please contact Niall O'Byrne at 086 8803452, Ann O'Byrne at 053 9233638, John Doyle at 087 2921081 or Carman Sanchez at 085 1356610.

Community Games

Well done to the Castlebridge/Crossabeg Community Games camogie team who defeated Bagnelstown, Co. Carlow in the first round of the Leinster championship on Saturday, June 4, on a scoreline of 6-2 to 2-6. There were some super catches, hooks, blocking and saves from goalie Loren against a very strong Carlow side.

Castlebridge/Crossabeg had Loren Doyle, Amy O'Connor, Hannah Mernagh, Nicole Harding-Kenny, Ciara Banville (captain) Hannah Hearne (1-0) Leah Scallan, Kelly-Ann Dempsey, Caoimhe Parker, Orla Redmond, Andrea Fielding (4-2, 1-1 frees) Rioghna Hourihane (1-0) and subs Sinéad Banville for Amy O'Connor (injured) Mai Ling Tynan for Kelly-Ann Dempsey (injured).

A big 'thank you' to all the team-mates, Aoibhe, Aoife, Eva, Ellen and Amy who travelled with the team and helped out with water bottles etc, and to Bagnelstown for their friendliness and for the hospitality afforded to the Wexford girls afterwards. The second round match against Kilkenny will be played on Sunday, June 19, at a time and place as yet to be confirmed.

CHESS: On Monday, May 30, the under-13 Chess team travelled to Loughlinbridge, Co. Carlow to take on the local team in their first round Leinster match. At the end of the competition, the sides were level, two and a half points each. However, when the rules were applied, and the fifth and fourth players scores from both sides were discounted, it was the Carlow team who are going through to the second round of the competition.

The team gave it their all and hard luck to them. The team consisted of Padhraic O'Carroll, Ronan Brennan, Cathal Gormley, Matthew Molloy, Hugh Boggan and subs Bronagh Boggan and Sarah Kenny. Thanks also to Evelyn who provided transport for the team.

Camogie club news

Congratulations to the Castlebridge girls who defeated Adamstown on Wednesday of last week and are now through to the Rackard League Roinn B camogie final. The final score was Castlebridge 7-5 Adamstown 2-3.

A great day was had by the under-8s on Sunday when they travelled to Rosslare to play their first blitz of the season. St Ibar's had 18 girls and played four games against St Anne's, Monageer, Cloughbawn and Cushinstown in the final.

Well done to all the boys and girls who participated in the Willie O'Leary Cup on Sunday morning in Hollymount.

Best of luck to the under-14s who play away ro Rathnure this evening, Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m.

Wexford People

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