Around the Districts: Adamstown, Bree-Galbally, Oylegate, The Ballagh
Adamstown: Sympathy. The whole community was deeply saddened to hear of the unexpected death of Margaret (Mag) Kehoe, Oldcourt, Adamstown. Mag was a lovely, gentle and kind soul with a smile and a word for everyone on her visit to the local post office and supermarket every Friday morning. She enjoyed a chat and a laugh with everyone she met, and she brightened up the day for so many people. Mag is sadly missed by her loving nephews Frankie, Paddy and Francis, niece Beth, extended family, dearly loved neighbours and many friends.
Sadly Mag's partner Sonny (Dunne) died shortly after her at Wexford General Hospital. To Sonny's sister Molly, brothers Hughie and Pat, extended family, relatives and may friends our deepest sympathy.
Mag and Sonny's funeral Mass was celebrated in St Abban's Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. May their gentle souls rest in peace.
The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, August 16, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, August 16, will be: Mary Jackman, Eleanor Power and Ann Jackman. Catering on Friday the 23rd will be: Margo O'Reilly and Dympna Bradley. Catering on Friday the 30th will be; Brigid Boland, Edel English and Fiona Power. Proceeds going to parish funds.
Card winners on Friday, July 26, were: James Handrick, Mick Bolger, Paddy Furlong, Séamus Wickham, Betty O'Shea, Kay Whelan, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Seán Cullen and John Nolan.
Adamstown lotto Results
The winning numbers in the Adamstown lotto draw on Friday, August 2, were: 4, 7, 10 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. The following matched three numbers and each got €70. Anne Murray, Palace East, John Boland, Coonogue and Liam Traynor, Grallagh. The next draw is on Friday, August 16, for a jackpot of €6,600
The annual patron and blessing of the graves in Adamstown Cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 1. The Patron Mass will be celebrated at 1.30 p.m.
Best of luck to the Ballyhogue Girls under-14 team as they take on Davidstown-Courtnacuddy in the County Final on this Wednesday, August 14, at 7 p.m. in Taghmon.
The Bree Patron will be on next Sunday, August 18, commencing in Clonmore at 1.30 p.m., Bree New Cemetery 2 p.m., Bree Old Cemetery 2.30 p.m. and concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the church.
Bree Barndance, in association with Bree Development Group, takes place on Saturday, August 24, in Byrne's of Bree Grainstore which is bigger and better than before. 'The Kilkennys' are the feature band, preceded by local talent Colleen Coughlan at 10 a.m. and followed by DJ till late. Tickets at €20 each are available on 'Eventbrite Bree Barndance 2019' and in Byrne's of Bree and are going fast. Taxies will be available all night long. Watch Bree Barndance Facebook page for further details and free ticket offers. Enjoy a good night out.
Celtic Roots' 'Full Irish'
A Full Irish show, in association with Celtic Roots, continues in Bree Hall on Tuesdays nights for the month of August. Tea and scones are served at 8.30 p.m. and the night's entertainment begins at 9 p.m. with music, song, dance and storytelling. Just three nights left for this summer season. For bookings contact 087 7535354. Admission is €10 for adults with concessions for children and groups.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife, daughters, son, relations and friends of Jim Wilkinson, Donanore, who died recently. His remains were interred in Bree following Mass on Sunday week last.
Ballyhogue GAA lotto
The numbers drawn in the recent lotto draw were 2, 11, 18 and 21. There was no jackpot winner. Match-three winners - Shane Doyle, Liam Curtis, Nicholas Doyle Ballymorris, John Roche. Next jackpot €3,200 with next draw August 21.
Family Fun Day and Walk
Wexford Academy of Irish Dancing will be hosting a family fun day which will include a 5K colour run/jog/walk on Sunday, September 1. The event takes place in Bree Community Centre at 11 a.m. and you can buy your tickets on the day. Registration will be from 9.30 a.m. Tickets are Adult €10 and Child/Student €5. There will be music, a treasure hunt, face painting, refreshments and lots more. This event is for all ages and all levels of fitness. This promises to be a great day out for all and will greatly support our fantastic local school of dance.
Best of luck all the athletes competing in the National Community Games Finals in Limerick next weekend.
Five individuals and five relays will represent the local area. Individuals are Ava Wilson (under-10 Hurdles), PJ Breen (under-10 200m), Jayden Kenny (under-12 100m), Abbie Doyle (under-14 100m) and Leah Nolan (under-16 100m). Relay members are under-10 Mixed Hazel Breen, Ava Wilson, PJ Breen, Billy Doyle, Ruth Hassey and Sam Devereux; under-12 girls Emma Deegan, Pheena Quigley, Keira Wilson and Maura Doyle; under-12 boys James Wall, Jack Doyle, Tom Finn and Charlie Kehoe; under-13 Mixed Abbie Doyle, Gracie Kehoe, Jayden Kenny, Conor McHugh and Harry Devereux: under-16 girls Donna Delahunty, Leah Nolan, Lucy Kehoe, Jessica Wickham and Anna Jevins.
Team managers are Una Doyle and Catriona Leacy.
GAA club news
Best of luck to the senior hurlers when they play Glynn-Barntown on Saturday, August 17, in Bellefield at 5.30 p.m.
Good luck to the junior hurlers when they play St Fintan's on Friday evening, August 16, at 7 p.m. in Oylegate pitch.
Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, Contact Claire Atkinson 087 1373579 or Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there for a chat and a play.
Bingo In Mernaghs
The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to raise much needed funds for the local Tidy Towns, bingo commences at 9.15 on a Thursday night and all support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.
Please note Mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m. Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.
Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club are organising a 'Clothes for Cash Collection' on August 26 and they are hoping that the local community will assist them by donating clean used clothes. To help with this fundraiser you are asked to drop off bags of clothes at the Upper Complex in Oulart on Saturday the 24th between 7.15 p.m. and 8.15 p.m. and on Sunday, August 25, 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. so that all bags will be ready for collection on Monday morning. For further information please contact any member of the camogie committee.
Split-the-pot continues over the summer and your support would be greatly appreciated. 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, Tim's Cafe, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL.
The Oulart-The Ballagh Unit of Community First Responders is live, seven nights a week and all day at weekends, assisting the National Ambulance Service on a totally voluntary basis. For details of joining and training please contact Ger at 086 1578484 or Vickie at 087 77807849.
Two great wins in the championships last week. The under-12 camogie team defeated Kilmore, while on Bank Holiday Monday, the seniors put on a great display in Killurin, defeating the home team, Glynn-Barntown on a scoreline of five goals 22 points to five points.
Three Oulart-The Ballagh camogie players helped Wexford to victory in the Leinster Minor Final recently. Well done to team-captain Anais Curran and her club-mates Eimear O'Connor and Siobhán Sinnott, who helped Wexford to a great win over Kilkenny. Meanwhile, Miria O'Dowd was full-back on the Wexford under-16 team that defeated Dublin by three goals seven points to 15 points.
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Oulart-The Ballagh (Abhallort-An Bealach) under-13 football team will contest the quarter-final of the championship versus Réalt na Mara (Ballygarrett), in Oulart on Tuesday, August 13, at 7.15 p.m.
The under-15 hurlers are away to Monageer-Boolavogue on Thursday, August 15.
Well done to the under-11 hurlers on winning the shield at a blitz in Rathnure while the under-nine team had a great day at a blitz in Killanerin.
Mike Denver in Concert
Oulart-The Ballagh GAA will present the ever-popular Mike Denver in concert at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey on Thursday, August 22.
Doors will open at 7.30 p.m. and the concert will commence at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are priced at €20 and are available from players and committee and at the door on the night. This promises to be a superb event, not to be missed.