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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Around the Districts

Margo Coombe and Mary Fox at the Wexford Opera Festival voluntary workers barbecue in The Riverbank House Hotel.
Margo Coombe and Mary Fox at the Wexford Opera Festival voluntary workers barbecue in The Riverbank House Hotel.

Blackwater

THRESHING/FIELD DAY

Blackwater Vintage Club's annual Vintage Threshing and Field day will take place in Blackwater village on Saturday, September 30, at 1 p.m. Other attractions include bottle stall, dog show, live music and dancing with Declan, vintage display and many more. Refreshments will be served. A great family day out is guaranteed. Proceeds to Blackwater Christmas Lights. Like us on Facebook for more information.

End of Season Funday

Blackwater Coiste na nÓg are holding an End of Season Fun Day on Sunday, September 17, in the GAA grounds which will include a barbecue, bottle stall and lots of fun and games for all commencing at midday to 3 p.m. All donations for our bottle stall and baked goods section would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped to the GAA grounds on Sat16th between 11 a.m. And 2 p.m. Hope to see you all there.

Ballymurn

Camogie half zips

The camogie club will be selling half zips in the coming weeks. Orders will be taken in the clubhouse on the following days and times only; Friday, September 8, Monday, September 11, from seven to 7.30 p.m. each evening. Deposit of €25 required on the night for each half zip ordered. Samples will be available to try on - kids and adult sizes.

Hospice Coffee

Mary Martin (087 9926657) will host a coffee morning on Thursday, September 14, in her home at Ballybeg, Glenbrien, from 10 a.m. to midday and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to call in for a cuppa.

Ballymurn Youth Club

Youth Club registration night is on Wednesday, September 13, at 8 p.m. It costs €10 to register and each member has to be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Looking forward to seeing you. Youth Club will start on Friday, September 15, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Crossabeg

coffee morning

The Hospice coffee morning will be held in Kyle Forge this Thursday, September 14, from 10 a.m till 1 p.m. Please support this worthwhile cause.

Athletics

Now that the children are back in school, its time to get back to athletic training. Juvenile training has commenced again and is held every Monday and Thursday evening from seven to 8.15 p.m at the community field in Crossabeg. Children aged seven years and upwards are most welcome.

Jack Forde travelled to Belfast recently to compete in the Northern Ireland Combines. He had a busy day, competing in five events and achieving three PB's, including 1.79m in the High Jjump. Jack took home a very well deserved bronze medal. He finished fourth in the Hurdles (time of 12.93) third in the Shot Putt in a PB of 12.34M; first in the High Jump (1.79) second in the 800m and fourth in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.24.

Whist

Whist results at Kyle Forge for August 30 Winners included Betty Shanahan, Cathriona Cullen, Eilish Darcy (ladies) Kathleen Hayes, Frances Morris, Stella Nolan (gents) Betty Butler, M. Dunbar (best half). Results from Wednesday, September 6, Winners in the ladies category were Marie Donegan, Maura White, Mary Morrissey, while the winners in the gents section were Stella Nolan, Mollie Murphy, Polly Maher.

The final whist session at Kyle Forge will take place this Wednesday, September 13, There will be extra prizes on the night. Whist for the winter season commences in Glynn hall on Wednesday, September 20, at 8 p.m sharp.

55+ Club

The local club will resume once again today, Tuesday, September 12, Members meet at Kyle Forge between 2 and 4 p.m. New members are always welcome. Why not drop in for a game of cards, a good chat and a cuppa.

Youth Club

Crossabeg Youth club resumes on Friday, September 15, from 8.10 p.m in Crossabeg national school. Membership is open for first years onwards and you can register on the night. Registration fee of €10. Please note all members, new and old, must be accompanied by their parent/guardian when registering.

Glenbrien

GAA lotto

In the draw held on September 6, numbers drawn were 2, 3, 18 and 30 bonus 23. Lucky-dip winners were Nellie Farrell, Sarah Hayden, Brendan Donoghue, Marie Rowley, Ned/Polly Maher, Jim Mernagh, Catherine Kavanagh, Katie Heffernan.

Next draw September 20 in Slaney Inn, tickets availbale locally.

Hospice Coffee

Mary Martin (087 9926657) will host a coffee morning on Thursday, September 14, in her home at Ballybeg, Glenbrien, from 10 a.m. to midday and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to call in for a cuppa.

Camogie club half zips

The camogie club will be selling half zips in the coming weeks. Orders will be taken in the clubhouse on the following days and times only;

Friday, September 8, Monday, September 11, from seven to 7.30 p.m. each evening. Deposit of €25 required on the night for each half zip ordered. Samples will be available to try on - kids and adult sizes.

notes for Paper

Local notes for Paper and Newsletter can be text or emailed to Edel Kelly at kellyedel@ymail.com or telephone 086 3131711 on Thursday evening for inclusion in paper the following Tuesday.

Oulart

Visit of Relics

Relics of St Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower) and her parents, Saints Louis and Zélie Martin will arrive in Oulart at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 23. Bishop Denis Brennan will celebrate Mass at 7.30 p.m. And will launch the Novena to St Therese. Veneration will take place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and an All-night Vigil will take place in St Mochua's Chapel, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

On Sunday the 24th Mass in St Patrick's Church will be at 10 a.m. as usual and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at midday. This visit is a great honour and blessing for the parish of Oulart-The Ballagh and all are welcome and encouraged to attend for veneration of these great saints.

Important - The final meeting in preparation for the Visit of the Relics will take place on Monday, September 18, in the Legion of Mary Hall at 7.30 p.m. It is essential that all who would like to help at the event would attend. Choir Practice the next choir practice will be held on Wednesday, September 13, at 8 p.m. in St Mochua's Chapel. New members are always welcome.

Church 'Clean-up'

A clean-up will take place in St Patrick's Church on Friday, September 15, at 7.30 p.m. all help would be greatly appreciated.

'Mise Éire' Monument

The 'Mise Éire' Monument in Oulart, erected to commemorate the Easter Rising 1916, The War of Independence and the Oulart Company, Third Battalion, Irish Volunteers will be unveiled on Sunday, October 1. The ceremonies will commence at 2.30 p.m. Refreshments will be served in Oulart Community Centre following the formalities.

The members of the organising committee are appealing for donations of home-baking etc in order to cater adequately for the large attendance that is expected. Please contact Eileen Dempsey (087 91166 or Mary Sutton (087 9901143) or Breda Jacob (086 1686978) with offers of help.

Volunteer stewards are also needed to ensure the comfort and safety of all present and any adults willing to lend a hand should contact Brian Cleary, John Dempsey, or Ger Furlong.

Pike People

An open invitation is extended to Pikemen and Pike Women, from any parish, as well as from Oulart and the Ballagh to attend the unveiling of the Mise Éire Monument on Sunday, October 1. Members of the local pike group and interested newcomers will be called together for a training session prior to the day.

Camogie semi-final

Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club have been notified that they will play Rathnure in the county semi-final on Sunday, September 17, in St Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy. Please check the time of this fixture with club players or officials. The team and management would greatly appreciate as much support as possible.

Split-the-pot

The latest weekly winners of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot are Catherine O'Brien, who receives €104 and Grace Kehoe, who won €117. Please continue to support this fundraiser. Entry envelopes are available in local businesses and from the local primary school.

Since split-the-pot started in June 2016 more than €11,000 has been raised for the school and has been used to buy new reading materials and computers, picnic tables and benches as well as helping with the garden and roof repairs.

Scoil Mochua News

Photographs for the School Calendar will be taken on Friday, September 15. 'The Beginning of Year' School Mass will take place in St Patrick's Church on Friday, September 22, at 10 a.m.

Music Classes

Kilmuckridge/Monamolin Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Branch will resume classes in Monamolin Community Centre on Monday, September 11, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuition will be given in a variety of instruments-tin whistle, flute, button and piano accordion, keyboard and fiddle. Group lessons and individual lessons can be arranged. For further information please ring Nuala at 087 9886304.

Over the Water

ICA back in action

Castlebridge ICA Guild are back after their summer break. Having enjoyed an eventful year and ending on a high note at their annual afternoon Tea Party. Their first meeting will be held in the community centre, Castlebridge on Monday, September 18, at 7.30 p.m. New members are always welcome.

Hospice Coffee

Mary Martin (087 9926657) will host a coffee morning this Thursday, September 14, in her home at Ballybeg, Glenbrien, from 10 a.m till midday and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to call in for a cuppa and a chat.

Fundraiser night

Tickets are now on sale for 'Our Fight for Darren' Dance night which takes place on Sunday, September 24, in Whites Hotel Wexford, music by Joe Davitt country band and Heartbeats and the Moynihans. Doors open at 7 p.m. Door prizes on the night include a first prize of a B&B evening meal at the Amber Springs hotel, Gorey, with lots more prizes guaranteed.

There will also be a dance competition with prizes on the night. Tickets cost €15 and are available from Whites hotel, Leisure Max or contact Paraic O'Leary at 087 7165464 or Katie Lacey at 087 1853861. A great night of dancing will be guaranteed.

Fit-Nutz

The Fit-Nutz 'walk, jog, run' group meet in Hollymount on Tuesday and Fridays evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Whatever your goal, they can help you achieve it through regular sessions, personal plans and nutrition advice.

There is a fantastic social element to the group also so why not go along to get fit and make friends. Beginner group starting in September. Check out Fit-Nutz page on Facebook for regular updates and events. Contact Darren at 086 8563872 for details.

Handball news

Congratulations to Barry Goff, who was last week's winner of the bingo bonus ball draw. The draw takes place every Wednesday night in the Porter House.

The annual general meeting of the club will take place at 8 p.m on Friday, September 29, in the alley.

The club wishes John Roche and his partner Gavin Buggy (St Joseph's) the best of luck in their upcoming all-Ireland semi-finals and also Eugene Kelly and John Murphy, who have secured their semi-final slot.

Club secretary David Kenny has taken a leave of absence to head off to Australia for a few months, and he is wished all the best.

The club's activities, photos, videos and updates etc can be seen by visiting their Facebook page Castlebridge Hbc.

Development lotto

results of Curracloe United AF development draw for Sunday, September 3, The numbers drawn were 10, 11, 15 and 27. There was no jackpot winner and four match-three winners who each received €40, Ger and Chris Morris, c/o Roadouse; JP. MB, JM, BH, c/o Tavern; Gemma McGuire, Ballina, Curracloe and JP and MB, c/o Tavern.

Curracloe school news

St Margaret's National School welcomes everyone back for the new school year, and especially the new Junior Infants. They wish them all a happy and successful new school year 2017/2018.

The beginning of year school Mass will be celebrated in the school on Wednesday, September 20, at 10 a.m. Parents, grandparents and family members are very welcome to join the children for this special celebration.

Split-the-pot reverts back from the parish to St Margaret's National School/Screen hall on the week beginning Monday, September 11, The first draw will be held on Monday, September 18, in the school. Your continued support would be appreciated.

The staff would like to thank Richard Ormonde for supplying tyres and covers for the sand areas in the yard. Thanks also to Chadwicks, Tesco and Angie Butler for donating playground equipment. The school would be delighted to receive any unwanted small slides, playhouse etc. for the yard.

A special word of thanks also to Screen and Curracloe Community Text Alert Group, who very kindly donated €150 to the school. This was greatly appreciated and funded the purchase of two new indoor goals. Finally grateful thanks to MJ Reck, who generously donated a carpet for the Sensory room.

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