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Tuesday 15 October 2019

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Kyle Reck, Padraic Jordan and Dylan Kavanagh at the Wexford CBS Christmas Fair in St. Michael's Hall on Friday afternoon.
Kyle Reck, Padraic Jordan and Dylan Kavanagh at the Wexford CBS Christmas Fair in St. Michael's Hall on Friday afternoon.

Ballymurn

church notes

Confessions for Christmas: Tuesday, December 20, at 7.30 p.m. with three priests hearing

Christmas mass times: Christmas Eve 9 p.m., Christmas Morning 10 a.m.

GAA club Notes

Lotto: This week's lotto nos: 10, 13, 22 and 28. Jackpot €10,000 Winner Peter O'Brien and Tom 'Jazzer' Cullen. Seller: Paul Larrissy

Hard Luck to our under-21 footballers who lost out to the Shelmaliers in the premier final on Sunday. In a tight game we led 0-3 to 0-2 at half time, having had the better start. Although the second half saw both teams working hard for possession, the Shels were more clinical in front of goal and won 0-8 to 0-4. The team was: Ben Turner, Martin Redmond, Oisin Foley, Conor Gormley, Conor Barlow, David Kehoe, Eoin O'Connor, Paddy Devereux, Pádraig Foley, Conor Maddock, Robert Byrne, Ronan Devereux, Glen Murphy (0-4, four frees) Cormac O'Rourke and Oran Maddock. Subs: Shane Whelan for C Gormley and Luke Redmond for D Kehoe, James White, Bill Eviston, Sam Kelly, Evan Kinlough, Lorcan Leacy, Lorcan Cummins, Cathal Devereux and Robert Murphy.

Despite the disappointing result we have had a good couple of years at under-21, winning Roinn one in 2014, doing the double at premier level in 2015 and putting up a very good title defence this year. Thanks to our players and mentors for all their hard work during the year.

Christmas Draw: Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA club are holding a Christmas raffle, with a first prize of €1,000, second prize is a load of fire wood. Third and forth prizes of €100 and a fifth prize of lunch for two in the Riverbank Hotel. Tickets on sale at €5 each or three for €10. Please support.

CHRISTMAS GATHERING

Our Christmas Gathering was a great success and enjoyed by all on Sunday the fourth in our Parish Hall. Our deceased family members and friends were remembered at Mass. May they rest in peace.

We had plenty of dancing, songs from Owen Gordon, John Jackman and recitations by Bridie Murphy and Pat Barry. There was also a lot of chat and plenty of reminiscence.

We would like to thank Peter Doyle, Daybreak Supermarket Ballymurn, for his generous donation of the Turkey/Ham and the use his facilities, Ballymurn Youth Club for their generous contribution of monies/spot prizes, Hughie Byrne, Paul and Theresa Larrissy, John and Breda Redmond, Dockrell's, The Carpet Gallery, Oggy's Burger Bar, Pierces, Frying Irishman, Enniscorthy Credit Union and all the people who contributed monies, food and the enormous amount of spot prizes received.

A special thanks to our Community Employment participants for all their work, the catering team who were joined again this year by girls and boys from our Youth Club. These young people are brilliant, hard working with excellent interpersonal skills and willingly took direction from their leaders; they are a credit to their families.

We thank John Doyle who gave his time to join Paddy and Shay on the night. Thanks for the music and to all who entertained us on the night.

Camogie Club News

The club will be selling raffle lines for a trailer load of timber over the next few weeks. This is our first Féile fundraiser and we would really appreciate everyones support. One line is €2 or three lines for €5. All our under-14 girls have a raffle sheet as well and would love you to support them. They can also be found in the local shops and pubs. Draw will take place on Thursday, December 22. Please support.

Glenbrien

Camogie Club News

The club will be selling raffle lines for a trailer load of timber over the next few weeks. This is our first Féile fundraiser and we would really appreciate everyones support. one line is €2 or three lines for €5.

All our under-14 girls have a raffle sheet as well and would love you to support them. They can also be found in the local shops and pubs. Draw will take place on Thursday, December 22. Please support.

Parents' association

The 2017 Calendar will be avaialble to view and order in the school Office on Tuesday the 29th and Wednesday, November 30, Cost €10. There are some fantastic photos of all the children again this year. This would be a lovely keepsake for anyone and would make a fantastic Christmas for any family members relations and friends

Text Alert

Thanks to all those who came along to the collection nights and renewed their text alert subscription for 2017 and welcome to all the new members who have signed up If you are still interested in signing up for 2017 Please contact Theresa Shanahan at 087 9714323, or Mary Kehoe at 083 0033514. social dancing

Our next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, December 11. Music is by Chris Dallet. This is Chris's first visit to Oylegate as he makes the long journey to us from Northern Ireland. He a very popular figure on the dancing circuit so a great crowd is expected. Dancing is from 9.30 p.m. so come along early. Admission is €8, with the usual tasty refreshments served.

Mulled Wine/Tea/coffee

The community development group will be hosting a tea or coffee, mulled wine and mince pie reception in the Old School after mass on Christmas Eve. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the festivities, celebrate the Season. please come along and join us.

Reprint of book

In 2008 our book 'Oylegate-Glenbrien, A Look Back in Time' was published and it sold out in three weeks. Since then, many people have asked about getting a copy. The Oylegate-Glenbrien Journal Committee is now considering ordering a reprint, possibly in soft cover.

At present we would like to gauge the level of interest in purchasing the book. If you would like to buy a copy please contact email oylegateparishnews@yahoo.com/Call or Text: Tom Miller at 086 8677334 giving your contact details. The Journal Committee will then get back to you in due course.

The book, in soft back, will cost approx. €20 per copy, and a non-refundable deposit of €10 would be needed to place an order, if we go ahead with the venture. The closing date for ordering your copy will be January 15, 2017.

Parish Journal

Our parish journal is now on sale in Freeman's Gala Store/Garry's shop, Oylegate/Doyle's Shop, Ballymurn, or contact Marie Quirke/Aidan Quirke, Glenbrien. Also available in the Book Centre, Wexford and Selskar Book Shop. Cost €10.

Oulart

Penance Service

In preparation for the Feast of the Nativity, a Penance Service will be held in St Patrick's Church on Sunday, December 18, at 7.30 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve will be celebrated in Oulart at 9 p.m.

Church Fund Raffle

The annual Oulart Church Fund Christmas Raffle tickets have been distributed to most houses in the parish and if you have not yet received them please contact Joan Doyle (087 7935897). The usual seasonal prizes are on offer thanks to the generous people who donated them. Anyone who would like extra books of tickets should contact the Parochial House or Draw Co-ordinator, Joan Doyle.

As this is the only fund-raiser for the church this year your support would be greatly appreciated. The draw is scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 18. Tickets should be returned to the Parochial House, to Pierce Redmond's shop or to Joan Doyle by Sunday, December 18. Coffee morning

In order to defray some of the costs associated with the Christmas Raffle, Joan Doyle has organised a coffee morning to be held in the Oulart Hill Bar (Paul Roche's) on Sunday, December 18 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Porter Cake, Mince Pies and other seasonal treats will be on offer as well as an opportunity to relax and unwind with a cup of tea or coffee. There will also be a raffle for a hamper.

Get Well Wishes

Best wishes for a speedy return to full health are extended to all the sick of the parish, at home or in hospital. In the interests of privacy and security, the names of people in hospital will not be published unless requested by themselves or their families.

Senior Citizens Party

Oulart Senior Citizens Committee will host the annual Senior Citizens Party on Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m.

People over 65 years are all welcome to attend. Invitations will be sent out but, in case someone is inadvertently omitted, the committee would ask that it be brought to their attention so that it can be rectified. If you know someone eligible to attend who has recently moved into the area please notify the organisers. All queries to Eddie O'Grady or Seán Byrne.

The organisers wish to thank everyone who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection.

school CDs for sale

The parents' association of Scoil Mochua are delighted to announce that the CD can be purchased from Scoil Mochua and from Oulart Post Office and Spar Supermarket at a cost of €10 each, with a sliding scale if more than one is bought.

'Split the-Pot'

Everyone is encouraged to do split-the-pot to support Scoil Mochua. Entry envelopes are available in all local businesses. To be in with a chance to win just put €2 in the special envelope, seal it and write your name and contact details on the front. There is a winner every week.

To thank all who support the split-the-pot in Oulart there will be bonus prizes in the last draw before Christmas, Monday, December 19. As well as the pot winner, additional names will be drawn and the winners will receive a Christmas Bonus Prize. If you're not in you can't win.

Oylegate

ICA guild

Oylegate ICA are holding a coffee morning and Christmas Fair on Thursday, December 15, commencing at 11 a.m. in Mernagh's Lounge Oylegate. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Jumper Night

A fun Christmas jumper night will be held on Saturday, December 17, in Mernagh's Lounge, so come along for fun craic and a great night out.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to his wife, sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends of Mick Power formerly of Oylegate who was interred in Oylegate cemetery on Sunday, December 4, following 10.30mass. May he rest in peace.

Reconciliation Service

This year's Advent Parish Reconciliation Service will take place in Glenbrien Church on Wednesday, December 14, at 7.30 p.m.

Camogie Club News

The club will be selling raffle lines for a trailer load of timber over the next few weeks. This is our first Féile fundraiser and we would really appreciate everyones support. one line is €2 or three lines for €5. All our under-14 girls have a raffle sheet as well and would love you to support them. They can also be found in the local shops and pubs. Draw will take place on Thursday, December 22. Please support.

Karaoke Night

A karaoke night will be held in Mernaghs Lounge on Thursday, December 22.

Reprint of book

In 2008 our book 'Oylegate-Glenbrien, A Look Back in Time' was published and it sold out in three weeks. Since then, many people have asked about getting a copy. The Oylegate-Glenbrien Journal Committee is now considering ordering a reprint, possibly in soft cover.

At present we would like to gauge the level of interest in purchasing the book. If you would like to buy a copy please contact email oylegateparishnews@yahoo.com/Call or Text: Tom Miller at 086 8677334 giving your contact details. The Journal Committee will then get back to you in due course.

The book, in soft back, will cost approx. €20 per copy, and a non-refundable deposit of €10 would be needed to place an order, if we go ahead with the venture. The closing date for ordering your copy will be January 15, 2017.

Parish Journal

Our parish journal is now on sale in Freeman's Gala Store/Garry's shop, Oylegate/Doyle's Shop, Ballymurn, or contact Marie Quirke/Aidan Quirke, Glenbrien. Also available in the Book Centre, Wexford and Selskar Book Shop. Cost €10.

Kettlebell Classes

Kettlebell Power Fitness classes for ladies, continue in Oylegate Community Centre, on Wednesday evenings... 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Excercise mats and kettlebells are provided. Beginners and all fitness levels are welcome. For more info contact 087 6180872, or just arrive on the night.

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