Around the Districts
Shamrock Vintage Club
The Shamrock Vintage Club wishes all its members and supporters a holy and happy Christmas and a bright new year for 2017.
Our Condolences to Marie Banville and family of Woodview Drive, Adamstown on the recent death of Marie's Aunt, Mary White of Cottage Row, Taghmon also her uncle Nick Sinnott, Brownstown, Taghmon. May They Rest In Peace.
GAA Club draw
Thanks to everyone in the Adamstown, Newbawn and Raheen areas who have supported our monster draw. Your generosity is much appreciated. The co-ordinators and ticket sellers are taking a well deserved break for Christmas.
We wish everyone a happy New Year.
The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday, December 30, Catering on the night will be: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power and Ann Jackman. Thanks to the ladies for catering last week.
Musical Theatre Class
Names are now being taken for a new children's Musical Theatre Class in Raheen Hall. This class will cover all aspects of stage, including drama, movement/dance and signing as well as lots of games and improvisation fun. Subject to interest, it will take place on Thursday evenings. Call Joanne at 086 1073841 for more information
The next draw takes place on Friday, December 30, for a jackpot of €13,000. Keep buying the tickets, it could be your lucky numbers next. When this jackpot is won the next one will start at €4,800.
Mass times as follows: Tuesday 7.30 p.m. Thursday 9.30 a.m. Saturday 9.30 a.m. and 8.15 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. Vigil Mass at 8.15 p.m. Mass at 10 a.m.
Camogie Club news
The camogie club would like to wish all our players and supporters a merry christmas and a very happy new year. We look forward to seeing you all in the field again in 2017.
GAA club Notes
Lotto: This week's lotto numbers were 12, 18, 23 and 24. No Winner. Match-three winner Noel Dempsey. Next week's jackpot €5,200.
Our club AGM will take place on Friday, January 6, at 8.30 p.m. in Ballymurn hall.
Bingo continues every Monday night in Ballymurn at 9.30 p.m., Snowball €1,400.
Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Club presents Operation Transformation and Between the Bells 2017, a community fitness activity for all the family - let's get fitter together.
Crossabeg Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Club organised a fundraiser to get the community active in 2016. It was a great success and we will be running the same format in January 2017.
The fit-fun starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, and finishes on Tuesday, February 21. The final get together will take place on Tuesday, February 28. More information can be found on the Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Facebook page.
Bree AC News
Indoor training resumes on January 12 at 7 p.m. for five to eight and from 7.45 for all others.
Who's Got Talent'
Heat 1 is on Friday, January 6 and Heat 2 is Saturday, January 7. The Grand Final is on Saturday, January 21. See Wexford Academy Facebook page for full details on events for under-9, under-13 and over-13, and/or contact 087 7535354 with entries and further details.
A sincere thanks to the PROs and club officers who have contacted us during the past year with details of their organisations's activities. If you haven't been doing so then it's time to make a New Year's resolution. If you want the activities of your club or organisation to get publicity, then contact Jim and Clare Doyle at 053 9247706 or email email@example.com before 10 p.m. on the Sunday night prior to publication. On Bank Holiday weekends the cut off time is Thursday night at 10 p.m.
Happy New Year to all readers of these local notes and to all who contribute news items. Please feel free to contact me via phone, text, email or hand-written note if you want a mention of your club or organisation's activities. And if you want to thank or congratulate someone or if you wish to publicise some family activity, celebration or success do not hesitate to contact me. There is no charge for including such news items in the local notes. The deadline is Thursdays at 8 p.m. Please note that the notes for January 3 edition must be with me by Thursday, December 29.
Church Gate Collection
Co. Wexford Community Workshop, Enniscorthy will hold its annual Church Gate Collection in Oulart and the Ballagh on Saturday, December 31, and Sunday, January 1. All money collected will stay in the Workshop in Bellefield to be used for the benefit of the clients there. Please give generously.
Notices for inclusion in the Oulart-The Ballagh Parish Newsletter that is available to Mass-goers at St Patrick's Church, Oulart and the Church of St John the Baptist, The Ballagh should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10 a.m. on Thursdays.
Theresa Sinnott and Marcella Davis will help distribute Holy Communion on Saturday, December 31, and Sunday, January 1. Linda Masterson and Eileen McGrath will be Ministers of the Eucharist on the following weekend (January 7 and 8).
Ministers of the Word
Noel Doyle and Maeve Whelan are the Readers at Masses on Saturday, December 31, and Sunday, January 1. On the following weekend January 7 and eight the Ministers of the Word are Marie Prendergast and Emer Swords.
Red and Black Ties
Last year Oulart-The Ballagh GAA commissioned a special order of Red and Black Club Ties, featuring the unique club crest. These ties are available to buy from the club and would make an ideal present for family members and friends.
GAA club AGM
Following another outstandingly successful year, in which the senior hurlers retained the county title and achieved its 13th senior championship, Oulart-The Ballagh GAA will hold its annual general meeting in Oulart Community Centre on Friday, January 20, beginning at 7.30 p.m., with registration from 7 p.m.
Nominations and Notices of Motion should be returned to the secretary by Tuesday, January 3. If any member has not received notification please contact any officer or committee member and the situation will be rectified. The club has much to celebrate and a great year to review as well as make plans for 2017, so make sure and pencil in the date of the AGM.
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.
The following pupils came first in their class-rooms in the Christmas Decoration Competition run by Wexford County Council: Finn O'Kane, Killian Murphy, Ethan O'Kane, Ebony Harris-Burke, Adam Butler and Dylan Butler. The Phillips family were winners in the family category. All their creations are on display in the County Council Offices in Wexford. The school re-opens after the Christmas vacation on January 9. Best wishes to pupils and staff in 2017.
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. The latest winner is Grace Kehoe who won €288.
Bonus Prize winners were Michael Joseph Brunswick (first prize of €30 voucher for Fringe Hairdressing Salon), second prize of a Christmas Wreath was won by Chris Dempsey; Darren O'Brien won a bottle of Wine, Jim Mythen won a Box of Biscuits and the fifth prize of a Box of Chocolates went to Séamus Carter.
Many thanks to local business people Linda Gallagher, Aisling Hyland and Pierce Redmond for sponsoring the Christmas bonus prizes.
Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club would like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year. Thank you to everyone who supported the club in 2016 and the club looks forward to continued support in 2017.
Camogie Club News
The club would like to wish all of its members and supporters a happy New Year. Hopefully it'll be a successful one all round. Jerseys are still available to buy, and would make great presents, please contact Christine Martin or Tina Farrell for more info.
Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football club once again will present 'Operation Transformation and Between the Bells' in 2017. This is a community fitness activity for all members of the family who can get fit together.
The club organised the event this year as a fundraiser to get the community up and active. It proved to be an outstanding success and once again the committee will be running it on the same format in January, 2017.
The fit-fun will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, and finishes on Tuesday, February 21. The final 'get together' will take place on Tuesday, February 28. Further information can be found on the Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Facebook page.
gaa club notes
Thank You: Oylegate-Glenbrien GAA Club would like to thank most sincerely all those who provided sponsorship to the club during 2016 and to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and every good wish for 2017.
Club dinner dance: Reserve Saturday, January 21, to celebrate with the club at our dinner dance in the Ferrycarrig hotel. Medals will be presented on the night to our winning county intermediate and minor teams and our under-21 district winners. Music will be provided by American Heart, tickets €25 available from any committee member, we look forward to seeing you there.
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 email@example.com or 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.
Kettlebell Power Fitness classes for ladies, continue in Oylegate Community Centre on Wednesday evenings from 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.
Have You Got an Hour to Spare Weekly? Eucharistic Adoration takes place every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Prayer Room in the church.
This is a time of silent reflection and intercessory prayer for personal and parish intentions. We are looking for new members to commit to spending one-hour weekly (at a time of your choice) in prayer and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament.
If you have an hour to spare each Wednesday, and would like to join us in prayer, please con-tact Vaughan at 087 - 7561770 for further details
Please note mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m. Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.