Tuesday 21 January 2020

Around the Districts

Neil Doyle, Damien O'Neill and Michael Redmond at the relaunch of Bree Macra in Byrne's Pub, Bree on Friday evening.
Neil Doyle, Damien O'Neill and Michael Redmond at the relaunch of Bree Macra in Byrne's Pub, Bree on Friday evening.


GAA Club news

Our club will be host to Omagh St Enda's club from Tyrone for this year's Féile which takes place on June 16/17. The first match will take place on Friday in Oylegate at 4 p.m. and the second match will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Ballymurn. The visiting team will arrive back in the village on Friday evening between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. It would be great to see a good turn out to welcome this visiting team to Ballymurn.

Vintage News

A trip to Moynaltys 42nd Steam Trashing Show in Co. Meath on Sunday, August 13. Fare €30. Anyone interested in travelling contact Seán at 087 6486279 or John at 087 9555279 with deposit of €20 or full fare by July 20.

Graveyard Mass

Mass will be celebrated on the site of the old St Bridget's Church and graveyard in Kilisk on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. Part of Ballymurn belong to the parish of kilisk way back then, Thanks to John Jackman for organising this pattern once again.

Storytelling House

As a final push to our fundraising efforts to secure the future of the Bygone Days Storytelling House, Lower Oulart, we are holding a Jumble sale on July 9 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. which will hopefully help us reach our target. We are starting to Thatch in August so need to raise the last few euros needed. Thank you all for your help and support since we started fundraising.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of JP Kelly, Garryvarren, who was buried in Oylegate RI.P. Sympathy also to the family of Frank O'Sullivan school house Ballymurn Village, whose funeral took place in Dublin RIP.


Congratulations to Nathon Redmond St Joseph's terrace on his winning success in the under-11s boxing. Congratulations to Jason Cullen Ballykelly on winning the all-Ireland Singles Darts Tournament in the Regency Dublin.


Patron Dates

The following are the dates of the upcoming Patrons in the Parish: Ballyhogue Old Cemetery this Tuesday evening June 13, Galbally on Sunday, June 25, at 2 p.m., Ballybrennan on Friday evening, July 14, and Bree on Sunday, August 20, Ballyhogue GAA News.

A festival of Hurling comes to Bree this weekend as Ballyhogue GAA Club welcomes hurling teams from Tipperary, Leitrim and Wexford for the Féile competition. Games on Friday evening are at 5 p.m. and on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Advertising - Ballyhogue GAA Club is currently selling advertising signs (3m wide) on the pitch in Bree. first come, first served with best placement - price including sign is €350 for three years - please send your sign design (PDF or jpeg) to Eugene in Crosbie Brothers Limited email or phone 053 9120186 for assistance. Coffee morning.

Bri Beag is holding a coffee morning and cake sale in aid of the wonderful local community resource on Wednesday, June 28, in Bree Community Centre from 9 a.m. till 12.30 p.m. All donations (both baked and monetary) are most welcome. Please come by and support the children's early education and enjoy a coffee and a chat.

Bree ICA

Bree ICA recently commenced the redevelopment of the Bree ICA commemorative garden. To date, we have created a wheelchair accessible entrance and accessible paths throughout the garden. New raised concrete flower beds to include seating have been built. We were delighted to have received grant funding from Wexford County Council of €2,000 to help cover the cost of wheelchair accessible entrance.

Together with local fundraising by the Bree ICA guild and a generous donation from ICA Central Office and Wexford ICA federation we hope to complete the redesign of the garden by the end of 2017. We acknowledge that the garden may not look at its best at present but with our continued hard work it will be a great asset to the parish of Bree and ICA nationwide when completed.

Recycle Units

Please do not leave bags or boxes of bottles on the ground in front of the recycling units at the front of the Community Centre if the units are full. They end up becoming a litter problem and also a hazard with broken glass. Please do not bring household refuse or any other type of rubbish up to the units as it will not be taken away. The recycling units are a great benefit for the whole community.

Bree Barndance

Reserve Saturday, August 26, for the annual Barndance in Byrne's of Bree Grainstore.

New EMail address

Please note that the CEP/parish office has a new email address - All emails should be directed to this address.

athletics news

Bree Athletic Club travelled to Ballon on June 4 for the Ballon Rathoe Open Sports. It was a day for the younger athletes and the total medal haul was 28 gold, 10 silver and 18 bronze. And as an added bonus we collected a trophy for the best club for relays. Results as follows.

U7 Hazel Breen 2nd 60m; U9 Leah Bolger 1st 200m, 3rd 80m; U10 Ciara Laffan 1st 300m, 2nd 100m; Maura Doyle 3rd 300m; U11 Johanna Chapman 2nd 100m; Harry Devereux 3rd 300m; U12 Oisin Rochford 1st 100m 2nd High Jump, Long Jump; U14 Michael Roche 3rd 600m, Long Jump; Relays; Girls U7 1st Ava Wilson, Hazel Breen, Saoirse Harte, Roise Fraser; Boys U9 1st PJ Breen, Tom Finn, James Wall, Jack Doyle; Girls U9 3rd Leah Bolger, Hazel Breen, Saoirse Harte, Ava Wilson; Girls U11 1st Ciara Wilson, Ciara Laffan, Maura Doyle, Johanna Chapman; Boys U11 2nd Harry Devereux, Oisin Harte, Con Fraser, PJ Breen; Boys U13 1st Oisin Rochford, Michael Roche, Harry Devereux, Robbie Chapman; Mixed U10 1st Ciara Wilson, Ciara Laffan, Oisin Harte, Con Fraser, Sam Devereux; Mixed U12 1st Oisin Rochford, Harry Devereux, Ciara Laffan, Maura Doyle.

Leinster Successes-Three Bree AC teams travelled to Tullamore on the Bank Holiday and all three returned with gold medals. Those involved were U10 Maura Doyle, Ciara Laffan, Leah Bolger and Ava Doyle U12 Gracie Kehoe, Katie Doyle, Abbie Doyle and Amelia Furlong; U13 Sean Rowley, Shane Doran, Robbie Chapman and Ryan Whelan. At the Leinster Track & Field U9-13 Championships in Tullamore on Saturday last, Bree AC won a total of 7 Gold, 8 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.

In the U9 Pairs, Leah Bolger and Ava Doyle won gold in both the 60m and the Long Jump while PJ Breen and Tom Finn won bronze medals in the Long Jump. In the U10 pairs Ciara Laffan & Keira Wilson won gold in the Long Jump and silver in the 60m. In the U11 Pairs Katie Doyle & Johanna Chapman won silver medals in both the 60m and the Long Jump. In U12 individuals Abbie Doyle won gold in the 60m and Gracie Kehoe won silver in the High Jump. In U13 Sean Rowley won silver in the 80m and Shane Doran won bronze in the High Jump. Joanne and Katie also won bronze medals with Wexford U11 Intercounty relays.

At the Senior and Master Leinster Championships, held recently, Olivia Howe won bronze in the Senior 100m, Nessa Gately won bronze in the Masters Javelin and Thomas Loonam won bronze in the Master Discus. Well done to all involved. Congratulations also to Sean Rowley on winning Mr Oil Co Wexford Athlete of the Month for April.

Best wishes to Aoife Cloke Rochford, who competes in the World CSIT Games in Latvia this week. Best wishes also to all U12-19 competing in their Leinster Championships next weekend and to all taking part in the Primary School Championships this Wednesday the 14th in the Hub in Enniscorthy.

Training continues on Monday and Wednesday evenings in preparation for the Community Games Finals which take place on Sunday, June 25, as well as Leinster and National Championships.


Ballagh split-the-pot

Congratulations to our recent winners of split-the-pot: Ann Kirwan €76 and Tony Byrne Snr €79. Thank you to everyone who continues to support this weekly fundraiser for the school. There will be a special draw on June 24 to celebrate reaching €7,500 of funds raised. Extra prizes will be added so be in to win.

Storytelling House

As a final push to our fundraising efforts to secure the future of the Bygone Days Storytelling House, Lower Oulart, we are holding a Jumble sale on July 9 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. which will hopefully help us reach our target. There will be ahuge selection of good quality items on offer, come along and grab a bargain, tea, facepainting for the children and cakes on sale plus many more attractions, come along and help our thatching fund. We are starting to Thatch in August so need to raise the last few euros needed. Thank you all for your help and support since we started fundraising.



Smart Kidz playschool is opening in September 2017. It is located two miles from Oylegate and Glenbrien just off the main N11 road. In a country location where the children will get to meet a variety of farm animals. ECCE Scheme places will be available for children from three to five years Monday to Friday from 9.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. Children from aged two 1/2 can also attend for a fee of €5 per hour. There will be options for early drop offs and late collections. Call Eileen Nolan for more information and to book at 086 3378014.

Oylegate NS Extension

The BOM and staff of Oylegate NS would like to invite the People of the Oylegate Community to our Official opening by Bishop Brennan on June 15 at 11 a.m.

Golf classic cancelled

The Pat Coady memorial golf classic in aid of Co Wexford Hospice and Wexford Mental Health has been cancelled due to circumstances outside of our control.

Parish Draw

The following are the names of the lucky winners in the May parish draw - first Prize €200 - Seán Storey. €50 each - Michael and Jenny Bridgeman, Ciarán Curran, Mick Butler, Emmanuelle and Hannah Quigley.

GAA lotto

GAA lotto draw held on May 31 numbers drawn were 4, 11, 20 and 26 bonus 30.

The lucky-dip winners were Sarah Hayden, Majella Doran, Tommy Rowe, Anthony Doyle, Trevor Moulton, Anthony Doyle, Catherine Murphy, and David Moulton. Next draw is on June 14 in Mernaghs. Tickets available locally. Your support is greatly appreciated.


The Féile na nGael will be on the weekend of June 16 to June 18. Oylegate-Glenbrien will be hosting some teams. On Friday, June 16, there will be a meeting of the eight teams in Oylegate pitch at 3.30 p.m. Games will then begin and continue till 6.30 p.m. for both boys and girls. Féile games will continue on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the quarter finals and semi-finals on in the afternoon.

There will be a feile disco on Saturday evening from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The finals will be played on Sunday Morning in Ferns. We wish all those taking part the best of luck over the weekend and to all those staying in the parish a Céad Míle Fáilte.

Wedding bells

Congratulations and best wishes for future happiness are extended to David Doyle Glenbrien and Ciara Rackard Caim Who were married on Friday last.

Hospice Coffee

Our recent coffee morning in Oylegate Community Centre in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare was a wonderful success. It was a pleasant, sociable occasion and it raised €4,330 in support of this very critical and much needed service in our communities. We are truly delighted with the outcome and we thank you very sincerely for helping us to make it happen and for your generosity.

Dates for your Diary

Glenbrien Patron: Sunday, June 25, at 2 p.m. Oylegate Patron: Sunday, July 2, at 2 p.m.

Camogie news

New members, both young and old, are always welcome to join our club. Under-8s train on Mondays at 6.30 p.m., under-10s on Mondays at 6.30 p.m., under-12s on Mondays at 6.30 p.m., under-14s on Mondays and Fridays at 6 p.m., under-16s on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., Minor Fridays at 6.30 p.m. and junior and intermediate on Mondays and Fridays at 7 p.m.

Ladies' Football

Under-8 training is every Wednesday evening in Crossabeg pitch at 6.30 with Ciaran Kearney (087 6121959). Registration is €30 and gum shields must be worn. Under-10 and under-12 training is also on every Wednesday evening in Crossabeg Pitch at 6.30 p.m.

Kettlebell Classes

Kettlebell 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. For more info contact 087 6180872.

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