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Tuesday 20 August 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Bree-Galbally, Glenbrien, Oylegate and The Ballagh

Ballymurn - Silver Circle: The February draw took place on Friday the 15th in the Anvil, Ballymurn. Five lucky winners will each receive a prize of €200. Congratulations to all.

Community Field, Garrywilliam

The portakabin changing rooms have been nicely refurbished at the Community Field. Thank you to Seán Redmond for his work. All users are asked to help maintain them in good order please. Thank you also to Dermot Neville for looking after repairs to the driveway. As the weather improves, activity is picking up. All donations to the Honesty Box are welcome. Proceeds are used to maintain lighting at the walking track.

GAA lotto results

Numbers drawn were 9, 10, 21 and 23. No winner, three match-three winners Deirdre Franey Alice Devine Ada O'Mahoney.

Next jackpot €10,000.

Irish Night

Irish Night is on in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn on Friday, February 22. Why not come along and join in the craic. Everyone welcome.

Proposed renovations to hall

There will be a public meeting for all organisations and the community of Ballymurn on Thursday, February 28, at 7.30 p.m. in the club room of the hall.

We have, unfortunately a serious environmental issue, in that the roof of the hall has asbestos slates which are leaking and need to be replaced. This work is vital in the long term preservation of the building and to continue the activities which take place here long into the future. An application for funding has commenced with Wexford Local Development for these works. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.

Bingo

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

Blackwater

GAA Notes

Under-seven hurling training for boys and girls has started back on Monday nights in the indoor arena from 6.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. All players should have a hurl, helmet and wear boots when training inside. The cost of each training session is €2 per child. under-nine hurling training is on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the indoor arena.

2019 club membership is due before March 31. Player €150, player and partner €160, student €70, non-player €60 and non-player and partner €70.

The draw for the 2019 Leinster League was made recently with the lads playing in Division 2 this season. They reached the final last year just losing out to Éire Óg from Kildare. They will play them again this season. The two other teams they have been drawn against is Black and Whites from Kilkenny and Ballinamere from Offaly.

The €200 club is starting shortly and we are hoping that you can all help us in supporting our main fundraising draw for further development in the pitch.

50 years ago this week, the Wexford district draw took place, in junior football we were drawn against St Mary's Maudlintown, in junior hurling St Brigid's B were drawn to play Faythe Harriers while the first team were given a bye.

Our under-21 hurlers/footballers played with St Ibar's and played in Enniscorthy district.

We are still on the lookout for any old memorabilia in the parish? We would love to photograph any old medal especially one of the 1899 or 1901 Leinster or all-Ireland final medals, there must be one floating around the parish? Even any old jerseys.

Water Safety AGM

Wexford Water Safety's AGM will take place on March 2 at 7.30 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford.

Bree-Galbally

Active Retirement

The February meeting of Bree ARA will be held on Wednesday, February 20, in Bree Community Centre from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be the usual bingo, social and refreshments. Everyone welcome. Enquiries to 086 0747823.

Healing Methods Talk

Jim Brennan will give a one-hour description of his healing methods in Bree Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, Questions answered and all are welcome. Free Admission.

Ballyhogue NS open day

Scoil Mhuire NS Ballyhogue are delighted to invite you to our open day on Thursday, February 28, from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for 2019 enrollment. All are welcome and all attendees on the night will automatically be entered into a draw to win a €50 One four All voucher. We look forward to seeing you.

Bree Bingo

The jackpot is now at €700. Bingo kicks off at 9 p.m. on Tuesday in Gary Byrnes. €10 per book everyone is welcome.

CEP Vacancies

There are a number of positions available on the Bree CEP scheme: Cleaner Childcare Facility Bree (1), Community Centre Caretaker/Cleaner Bree (2), Community Centre Caretaker/Cleaner Galbally (1), Childcare Worker Bree (2), Childcare Worker Galbally (1), Clerical Assistant Bree (1). Applicants can apply in writing to the Supervisor, Bree CEP, or email breecepoffice@gmail.com. Closing date is February 22.

Bree Macra

Well done to the Bree Macra debating team of Niall Doyle, Sinéad Doyle, Johanna Wickham and Áine Doyle, who have qualified for the National semi-final of the FBD Sponsored Debating competition. They beat a team from Cavan in round of sixteen in Clane, Co Kildare and defeated Kilmacthomas from Waterford in the quarter final held near Youghal. They take on East Laois in the semi-final in Tullamore next Saturday night.

Playground Meeting

An additional meeting with a view to setting up a committee to take over the monitoring of Bree Community Playground will be held in Bree Community Centre on Monday, February 25, at 7 p.m. Phase two of this project will begin shortly. The support of parents of young children would be deeply appreciated. If anyone is unable to attend this meeting but would like to be of assistance to this committee, please contact Bree Development Group Sec, Clare Doyle at 087 4151350.

Ballyhogue GAA lotto

Ballyhogue GAA Club are delighted to announce a relaunch of the club lotto on March 6. There is now an even greater chance to win with the numbers reduced to just 28. Pick the right four and you could win or share our current jackpot of €10,000.

To celebrate the relaunch we are introducing a special offer for annual subscribers who sign up before February 15 As well as six lines entered into every lotto draw for 12 months you will get a free model county development draw ticket for 2019 with a chance to win cars, holidays and cash (2018 prize fund was €80,000) and entry to our annual subscribers Christmas draw with a guaranteed prize fund of €1,000. It is an annual subscription of €250 - This can be paid in a once off payment or €21/month by standing order.

Committee members have been alling to every household in the parish to answer any questions you may have and to get you signed up. In case we missed you feel free to contact one of our committee members. Details are on our website at ballyhoguegaa.com or on our Facebook page. Or for further details you can contact Damian Smith at 086 0481632 or Joanne Rochford at 087 3661527 or Cathal Byrne at 085 1461164. Thank you for your support.

Galbally NS

Scoil Eoin Baiste, Galbally is now accepting enrolment applications for September 2019. Enrolment packs are available in the school office. Contact details 053 9247622, galballyns.ie or office.scoileoinbaiste@gmail.com.

St Patrick's Weekend Run/Walk

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will host a 10k run and 5k walk on bank holiday Monday, March 18. The event will begin at 11 a.m., with registration taking place from 10 a.m. onwards. Entry fee is €5 for the 5k walk and €10 for the 10k run. Both events are open to all ages and abilities. The 10k race will be chip timed and there will be prizes for the first man and woman home. Refreshments will be served to all participants in the hall afterwards. Everyone is invited to come along and get involved in what promises to be a great community event.

School Enrolment

SN Seosamh Naofa, Bree are now taking enrolments for September 2019. Application forms are available from the school office or call 053 9247725 for form to be sent out. Closing date for applications is Friday, February 15.

Glenbrien

All-Ireland Champions

Oylegate-Glenbrien junior B hurlers were crowned all-Ireland Champions on Saturday, February 9, after defeating Cappamore of Limerick on a score line of 1-15 to 0-11.

The game was played in Killeedy, Co. Limerick. Conor Nolan was awarded with the man of the match. On the day also Marty Kelly was named as player of the series. The organisers also nominate a team selection from the series and five Oylegate-Glenbrien players were included; Marty Kelly, Barry Dunne, Peter Rowley, Padraic O'Connor and Evan Kelly.

This junior team have brought great excitement and honour to the club and parish and we congratulate all concerned.

Thanks from the players: The Junior B panel wish to express sincere thanks to all the local business's and individuals who provided sponsorship in any form to help with expenses in the all-Ireland series, your kind generosity is very much appreciated. We also thank our loyal supporters who travelled to all the games.

GAA dinner dance

Tickets are selling fast so if you intend going please get your tickets from Anne Doran, Keith, Majella, Mick Heffernan, Slaney Inn or Mernaghs as soon as possible.

GAA membership

Club membership is now due for all categories, online payment option is available this year please see link on our face book page, alternatively you can pay Anne Doran.

Oylegate

All-Ireland Champions

Oylegate-Glenbrien junior B hurlers were crowned all-Ireland Champions on Saturday, February 9, after defeating Cappamore of Limerick on a score line of 1-15 to 0-11. The game was played in Killeedy, Co. Limerick. Conor Nolan was awarded with the man of the match. On the day also Marty Kelly was named as player of the series. The organisers also nominate a team selection from the series and five Oylegate-Glenbrien players were included; Marty Kelly, Barry Dunne, Peter Rowley, Padraic O'Connor and Evan Kelly.

This junior team have brought great excitement and honour to the club and parish and we congratulate all concerned.

Thanks from the players: The Junior B panel wish to express sincere thanks to all the local business's and individuals who provided sponsorship in any form to help with expenses in the all-Ireland series, your kind generosity is very much appreciated. We also thank our loyal supporters who travelled to all the games.

GAA dinner dance

Tickets are selling fast so if you intend going please get your tickets from Anne Doran, Keith, Majella, Mick Heffernan, Slaney Inn or Mernaghs as soon as possible.

GAA membership

Club membership is now due for all categories, online payment option is available this year please see link on our face book page, alternatively you can pay Anne Doran.

School news

Oylegate school enrolments now being taken for September 2019. Please call to the school for a form and return by February 20.

Credit Union Quiz: Well done to our under-13 team on coming second in the recently held Credit Union Quiz.

Congratulations from Oylegate National school to Oylegate-Glenbrien Junior Hurlers.

First Responders

A public information meeting will be held in Oylegate community centre on Thursday, February 20, at 7.30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to form a group in the locality that would assist the National Ambulance service by responding to medical emergencies in the area.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Peggy Condon of Oylegate. Peggy was laid to rest in Ballyduff Upper on Thursday last after requiem Mass. She came to live in Oylegate in 1956 and left the village in 2010. May she rest in peace.

The Ballagh

School Enrolment

Parents/Guardians, who wish to enrol their children in Ballaghkeene NS for September 2019 are reminded that they can collect Enrolment Forms from the school office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., on school days. For further info contact 053 9136500.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to the most recent winners in the Ballagh split-the-pot-TJ Moran (€75), Liam O'Brien (€72), Megan Atkinson (€63).

GAA Scholarships

Wexford GAA are offering 21 part-funded scholarships to Coláiste Laighean, New Ross in the summer of 2019.The scheme is based on the player's family, the player's club and Wexford GAA paying one-third each of the cost of the two - week residential course. Applicants apply to their local GAA Club and will be included in a draw to determine who wins the scholarship.

The student's family only has to pay €160. The dates of the Courses are as follows: June 23 to July 7 (Cúrsa C for second year-5th Year), July 12 to July 26 (Cúrsa D for sixth class-2nd Year). Each club may nominate two names.

Parents/guardians of Oulart-The Ballagh GAA and camogie players who would like their child to be entered for the draw are asked to contact Oulart-The Ballagh, Oifigeach Gaeilge and Cultúr, Breda Jacob (086 1686978) no later than March 4. If there are more than two applicants locally, a supervised draw will be held and the successful applicants will be notified.

Universities camogie

Last weekend the finals of the Third Level camogie Tournament was held and two Oulart students competed very successfully. Congratulations to Aoife Dunne, representing Maynooth University, who won the Purcell Cup, defeating NUI Galway on a scoreline of one goal 12 points to one goal 11 points.

Comhgairdeas freisin to Rachel Sinnott, playing with MIC Thurles, on winning the O'Maolagáin Cup. Anais Curran featured on the WIT team that lost at the semi-final stage of the Ashbourne Cup to UCC While Katie Gallagher was involved with DCU who were defeated in the semi-final by UL.

Dog Night/All-Star Race

Martin 'Sponger' Fortune's team have organised a fantastic family night-out for February 21, when they present a Dog Night in Enniscorthy Greyhound Track, with an All-Star Race starting at 8 p.m. with 10 Greyhound races on the card. Tickets are €10 each and children under-16 are free. Ticket sellers have been calling to houses in the parish and have been getting a wonderful response.

The victorious Oulart-The Ballagh Rackard League Hurling and Football teams and the championship winning under-13 team will attend the Dog Night with their trophies and do a Guard of Honour for the All-Star Race. There will be photo opportunities to meet with many Wexford All-Stars of the past

Mayoral Campaign

The Mayoral Campaign is now entering the final furlong and has been an outstanding success. The GAA club is very appreciative of the generous response of the community while the people who attended the various fundraising activities got many hours of entertainment that brightened the dark days and nights of winter. The playing season is fast approaching, training has begun and thankfully, the astroturf will soon be up and running. Players and supporters are looking forward to a successful year ahead. Ar aghaidh linn le chéile.

Events for Phil Redmond's Mayoral Campaign are as follows: Sunday, February 24, bingo in Oulart Community Centre at 8 p.m. and earlier on that day, Sunday, February 24, a five k and 10k Walk and Run starting at the Upper Complex at midday, with registration from 11.30 a.m.

Ireland Lights Up

Walking continues at the GAA Walking Track every Tuesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. People of all ages are encouraged to attend during those hours, or at any other time, to walk at their own pace, in a safe environment.

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