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Monday 18 December 2017

Around the Districts

Linda Shiggins, Laurence Carley and Nessa Shiggins taking part in the Ben 5K from Páirc Charman recently.
Linda Shiggins, Laurence Carley and Nessa Shiggins taking part in the Ben 5K from Páirc Charman recently.

Ballymurn

Youth Club

Ballymurn Youth Club meets every Friday night in the hall from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bingo

Bingo is played every Monday night in the Anvil, Ballymurn at 9 p.m.

GAA news

Well done to our JBH team who qualified for the county final beating St Pats and to our Intermediate huring team in the Co semi- finals beating Askmore in the quarter finals. They now play Monageer in the semi-final.

Lotto Results - numbers drawn 15, 17, 19 and 22. No winner, no Match 3s. Lucky dips: Aisling Grannell, Deirdre Fortune. Next Jackpot €10,000.

Penny Bank

Penny bank collections continues every Saturday and Sunday in the hall after Masses.

Tidy Towns

Congratulations and well done to all involved in this year's tidy towns. It was a great achievement gaining another five extra marks this year. Hopefully we can get more people involved next year and do even better. We are now fifth in the county and with a little more help we could achieve a lot more.

Crossabeg

Hospice Coffee thanks

Grateful appreciation to one and all who supported the Hospice coffee morning held recently at Kyle Forge. It was a great success with those in attendance being very generous. Special thanks to fourth class pupil Grace Barry, who made beautiful bracelets which were sold during the event. Congratulations to Marie Dillon, who won the Bewleys Hamper.

Road Run

The Over the Water Vintage Club are holding a Road Run on Sunday next, October 8, commencing at 12.30 p.m. in Castlebridge village. All proceeds are in aid of the Irish Children's Pilgrimage Trust Group 94 and Castlebridge Day Care community centre. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Youth Club news

There will be no meeting for Crossabeg Youth club members this coming Friday, October 6, as there is a disco in Bree. A Youth Leader training course for parents will be held in the FDYS centre in Enniscorthy on Tuesday, October 3, from seven - 10 p.m and another one on Monday, October 9, in Crossabeg school from seven - 10 p.m. All parents of Youth club members are encouraged to attend this course. Please confirm attendance with secretary, Getta McDonald at 087 7447761.

House Fire Fundraiser

An appeal has gone out to the parish for donations to help get a parishioner back on his feet again. A house and garage fire devastated the home of Billy Burke, Crory, on September 9 the side and roof of his house was destroyed while extensive smoke and water damage left the house uninhabitable.

The committee are asking every household to contribute (anonymously) and to give a donation. Please give as generously as you can. Committee members will collect within the coming weeks.

Oulart

Mise Éire Monument

By the time these notes are published the unveiling of the Mise Éire Monument will have been held and Oulart can boast of one of the most unique monuments in the country, to add to the other highly regarded monuments that can be seen in our historic parish.

The organising committee are deeply grateful to all the people who helped bring the project to completion and greatly appreciate all the help given in the preparations for and during the 'big day' and they are confident that generous donations and fundraising efforts will soon reduce and eliminate the debt that remains.

Visit of Relics

The relics of St Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Saints Louis and Zelie Martin were brought to Oulart on Saturday, September 23, and remained there till Sunday the 24th. Hundreds attended the weekend Masses, All-night Vigil and Benediction to venerate the relics and to pray for their own special intentions. The chief organiser, Lilly O'Toole, Kathleen Hyland and all the willing helpers deserve great praise and thanks for the marvellous way they organised the whole weekend as well as promoting the annual Novena in honour of St Therese.

Hurling

There were mixed fortunes for our adult hurlers last week. Our Intermediates lost to Fethard in the 'A' Co. semi-final on Saturday the 23rd (1-14 to 13 points). Our scorer-in-chief was free-taker Pad Mythen with nine points from placed balls.

Our seniors overcame Shelmaliers on Sunday in the quarter-final of the championship, on a scoreline of 3-11 to 15 points. Garrett Sinnott with two great goals and Nicky Kirwan with 1-6 were on fire for the seniors. Oulart-The Ballagh will meet Rapparees in the co. semi-final at a date to be fixed.

Sumobi Kennels

Maureen and Jimmy Wade's Sumobi Kennels, Oulart have had much to celebrate in recent times. Willow took the circuit by storm, competing in five shows in one week and winning at every show-a Group Three, three Group Twos and a Group Four, with the youngsters, Marigold and Saffron, sharing the RGSB between them.

It was off to the UK then where Willow took the bitch CC and Best of Breed. Now she is Irish Champion, International Champion and UK Champion. As an added bonus, both youngsters, Marigold and Saffron won their classes too.

Finally, they travelled to Belfast where all three won their classes again, with beautiful Willow taking Best of Breed, with Marigold, handled by Jimmy, not far behind.

The local community extend their congratulations to Maureen and Jimmy and their adorable canines.

Split-the-pot

The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Jan O'Keeffe, who won €128. Please continue to support this fundraiser.

Since split-the-pot began over €11,000 has been raised for the school and the same amount has been won in prizes. Entry envelopes are available in local businesses and from the local primary school. The next draw is on October 9.

Clothing Collection

The parents' association of Scoil Mochua will hold a used clothing collection on Tuesday, October 10. Please leave bags of unwanted clothes inside the car-park gates before 9.30 a.m.

Cookery Demo

In conjunction with our club sponsor Corrigan's Spar and Family Butchers and Super Chips, the well known chef and food writer Edward Hayden will give a cookery demonstration in the Riverside Hotel, Enniscorthy at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28. Alongside Edward's cooking delights, there will be a variety of stallholders showcasing their products. It promises to be a great night's entertainment. Tickets will cost €15 each or two for €25 and will be available from camogie club members and the club committee.

Camogie Club 40th

Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2019. To commemorate this special anniversary it is proposed to publish a book on the club's history. The book will recall the 40 years of camogie in our parish, the highs and the lows, the stories and memories of current and former players and club members.

A sub-committee to oversee the research and production of the book will be formed in the coming months. In the meantime, we would ask people to think about any information or stories they have about the club, and to root out any photographs, artefacts or newspaper articles that could be used.

Over the Water

Road Run

The Over the Water Vintage Club are holding a Road Run on Sunday next, October 8, commencing at 12.30 p.m. in Castlebridge village. All proceeds are in aid of the Irish Children's Pilgrimage Trust Group 94 and Castlebridge Day Care community centre. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Development lotto

The numbers drawn in the Curracloe United AFC development draw on Sunday, September 24, were 8, 10, 21 and 27. There was no jackpot winner and one match-three winner, David Cleary, Galbally, Curracloe, who won €150. The weekly draw takes place every Sunday night at 9 p.m. And tickets are available from committee members.

Christmas Cards

Christmas cards for turkeys will begin in Hotel Curracloe on Thursday, October 5, at 9 p.m. Partners 45 with an open draw You must play six nights minimum to qualify for the Christmas grand final

Curracloe school news

The staff and parents' association of St Margaret's National School would like to sincerely thank Seán Doyle and the Horseshoe committee for their generous donation of €800 to the school. The boys and girls from fifth and sixth classes along with their teammates from Castlebridge and Screen schools both secured wins in their latest matches. Over the last week the girls played Glynn and the boys played Wexford CBS and Barntown. Well done to all involved. PJ Ryan won €152 in the recent split-the-pot draw. Thanks to everyone for the continued support.

The Ballagh

Hurling

There were mixed fortunes for our adult hurlers last week. Our Intermediates lost to Fethard in the 'A' Co. semi-final on Saturday the 23rd (1goal 14 points to 13 points).

Our scorer-in-chief was free-taker Pad Mythen with nine points from placed balls while our seniors overcame Shelmaliers on Sunday in the quarter-final of the championship, on a scoreline of three goals 11 points to 15 points. Garrett Sinnott with two great goals and Nicky Kirwan with one goal six points were on fire for the seniors. Oulart-The Ballagh will meet Rapparees in the co. semi-final at a date to be fixed.

Tea or coffee Afternoon

Joan is organising a tea or coffee Afternoon in the Ballagh Community Centre on Saturday, October 14, at 2 p.m. There will be bric-a-brac, face painting, door prizes and raffle prizes. Admission only five euro and children go free. Later that night there will be music from Mary Farrell in Bob's Bar at 9 p.m. Proceeds to 'Touched by Suicide'. For full details contact Joan at 087 9019027.

Underage hurling

On Tuesday night, September 26, the under-eight boys had a session under lights and were presented with certificates by senior team captain, Nicky Kirwan along with Shaun Murphy and Kevin Sheridan.

GAA lotto

On Monday, September 25, the Prize Fund stood at €15,000. The five lucky-dip winners who each get €30 are Hannah O'Dowd, Ethan Freeman, Ken Murphy, Una Leacy and Hubert McLoughlin. The winning numbers were 20, 29, 30 and 31 and the Bonus number was 17.There was no jackpot winner. Thanks to all who promote and enter the club lotto.

The next draw will be held on Monday, October 9.

Advance Notice

Teams from the Enniscorthy and Gorey districts will compete in the semi-final of Scór na nÓg (the GAA talent competition) for boys and girls under 17 years, in Inch Hall on Saturday, November 18. The competitions will begin at 7.30 p.m., following registration at 7 p.m. There are eight events in Scór, namely Figure Dancing, set dancing, Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation, Instrumental Music, Stage Presentation and, on a separate night, the table quiz in St Martin's GAA on Thursday, November 9. Anyone interested in taking part is asked to contact Breda Jacob at 087 1686978.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to our recent winners: Declan O'Connor €60, Paddy Cussen €56, Patrick Hughes €57 and Eileen Foley €69. It costs just €2 to play and envelopes can be found in all local businesses: Tim's Chipper, Caroline's Hairdressing, Bob's Bar, Lounge, Shop and Takeaway, The Sawdust, Barry Walsh's Car Servicing, The Unyoke Cafe, The Trading Post, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office and Ballaghkeene Daybreak. Thank You for your support.

clothes collection

The PA of Ballaghkeene NS are organising a clothes collection on October 9 to raise funds for the school. Bags of unwanted clothes, towels, bed linen, curtains, soft toys, shoes, handbags and belts can be handed into the school on Friday, October 6, from 2.40 p.m. to 3 p.m. or on Monday, October 9, from 8.40 a.m. to 9 a.m. Bags can also be handed in after Mass on Sunday, October 8, from 11.30 a.m. to midday.

The clothes collection has been an excellent fundraiser for the school in recent years and your support is greatly appreciated.

Wexford People

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