Thursday 23 May 2019

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

Jimmy Kelly, Olive Murphy and Alice O’Connor enjoying the annual Over 60s Social in Clonard Community Centre
Jimmy Kelly, Olive Murphy and Alice O’Connor enjoying the annual Over 60s Social in Clonard Community Centre

Ballymurn - Ladies' Football: Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Gaelic Football Club are having a table quiz in Foley's of Crossabeg next Friday, March 1, at 8.30 p.m. Table of four €20.

Silver Circle Draw

The lucky winners of €200 each this month are Lindy Duff, Kilpatrick, Mary Bishop, Ballymurn, John Power, Kitestown and Irene Fox, Kyle Upper. Congratulations to all and thank you for your support.


There will be a public meeting for all organisations and the community of Ballymurn regarding the proposed renovations to Ballymurn Community Hall 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.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to Tina Redmond and Family Kilmallock on the death of her aunt Mrs Lambert Blackwater. May she rest in peace.

To Joan Scallan and Family Ballina, Trish Barlow and Family Ballylucas and Kathleen Redmond and family on the death of uncle and brother James Mahon Coolmain.

To Ann Jordon and Family Lacken on the death of her sister Mary Mackey Enniscorthy, May they rest in peace.

Lotto Results February 20: numbers drawn were 3, 8, 13 and 16 No winner, five match 3s: Monday Club Michael Devereux Samantha Hynes A Nolan Pauline Franey Next jackpot €10,000.

Knitter Knatters

Ballymurn Knitter Knatters meet every Wednesday morning in the club room of the hall. New members always welcome.


GAA club notes

After last year's excitement, the minor hurlers will hope to go all the way this year. We have been placed in Roinn One in both football and hurling. The draw is as follows. Hurling Roinn One North, Buffers Alley, Rapparees, Blackwater, Craanford, Askamore, Ferns, Ballinastragh Gaels, Cloney Gaels (Davidstown/Shamrocks). Football Roinn One North Ferns, Blackwater, Starlights, Castletown, Buffers Alley, Cloney Gaels, Kilrush and Ballyhogue. The first game is this Sunday away to Ferns in Ferns at 10.30.

The intermediate hurlers play round two of the Leinster League this Saturday at 2 p.m. at home v Eire Óg Chorra Coill from Kildare.

Huge congratulations to Darren Byrne, who was awarded man of the match v Tipperary recently when playing with the Wexford seniors in the league.

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.

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.

Don't forget you can keep up to date with all the latest club information by visiting our website

No winner of last nights lotto. Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 31 and 32 and the bonus 22. Next jackpot is €11,400. Lucky-dip winners were John Buttle, Dean Wright, Thomas Murphy, Patrick and Karen O'Connor, Paul O'Brien and seller's prize Nancy Hamilton.

Water Safety AGM

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


Ballyhogue NS open day

Scoil Mhuire NS Ballyhogue are delighted to invite you to our Open Night on Thursday, February 28, from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for 2019 enrollment. All members of the community 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.

Ballyhogue GAA

We would like to thank everyone who signed up to our lotto draw on an annual basis. Books of tickets are still available to purchase in Spar Bree and Keeleys shop for anyone who wishes to still enter the draw. Remember our first draw is Wednesday, March 6, at 8.30 p.m. in Byrnes Bree. We would also like to thank everyone who supported and helped us in any way with the Slaney Valley Adventure Race last weekend. It was a great success and we are looking forward to next year already.

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, or

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.

Galbally Tractor Run

The annual Galbally Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, May 26.


GAA dinner dance

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 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.

Ladies' Football

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Gaelic Football Club are having a table quiz in Foley's of Crossabeg next Friday, March 1, at 8.30 p.m. Table of four €20. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Baby and Toddler Group

A baby and Toddler Group gathers every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.45 a.m. to 11.45 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 cuppa/chat.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family of James Mahon Coolamain, Oylegate. James was interred in Oylegate Cemetery on Thursday last after Mass. May he rest in peace.

Development of Playground

There will be a meeting held in Oylegate Community Centre on Thursday, February 28, at 8.30 p.m. This is for the development of a playground for the village. All members of the community are invited to attend.

Men's club

The men's club has restarted in Castlebridge community centre every Monday morning from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. New members always welcome. For further information contact Tony at 087 2740680 or Tom 086 2628373.

GAA Walking Track

The top track will be fully lit every Mon/Weds/Friday evening from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for anyone who wishes to avail of the facility to get fit and healthy for 2019. Everybody welcome. Unfortunately for health and safety reasons guide dogs only are allowed.

Local Link Wexford

Local Link Wexford provides secure, reliable and affordable transport for the rural communities of County Wexford. Services are open to everyone and all ages. The services will accommodate those attending appointments, shopping etc. Where possible they will collect passengers from their homes. An information booklet together with timetable is available at the back of the church.

Mass Times

Please note Mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m. Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.


Dancing at Camross

The March dance will be held in this Friday, March 1, in Camross Ballroom with dancing from 9.30 p.m. till late to the very popular T Bone Country. Adm. €10 including the tea.

Camross Drama Group

Camross Drama Group We are delighted to announce dates and venues for out next production of three One-act Plays: Sunday, April 21 - Fethard-on-Sea Friday, April 26 - Carrig-on - Bannow Saturday, April 27 - Wexford Arts Centre Sunday, April 28 - Camross Hall Wednesday, May 1 - Horse and Hound All shows 8 p.m. Contact Arts Centre direct for booking All other tickets on door.

Casts and directors are learning lines, rehearsing, getting sets and props, promising a great night's entertainment. See our Facebook page for updates.

Tag centre

TUESDAY - YOGA 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. BINGO Doors open 7.30 p.m. Start-time 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY - PILATES 10.00 - 11.0 a.m. FOREVER FIT 50+ 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. JIVING (with Paul) 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Coding Classes with TEK Central 3: 30 to 4.30 p.m.

THURSDAY - LINE DANCING 7.30-9.00 FRIDAY. Irish Dancing 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: Coding Classes with TEK Central 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

The Ballagh

Ballagh Boxing Club

Congratulations to James Cullen, Ryan Cullen and Aaron Kirwan-Doyle, who won Gold in the recent Co. Championships and to JP Fielding, who won a Silver Medal. Hard Luck on Evan Murphy, who had to pull out due to illness. The boys are now preparing for the Leinster Championships in a few weeks.

Gaeltacht 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 cost to the student's family is only €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. So far, three names have been submitted locally and more are expected, so a supervised draw will be held to determine which two names will be submitted to Wexford GAA. And then the successful applicants will be notified. There is still time to indicate your interest in the scheme, just remember the above deadline.

Joan's Charity Night

Joan Kavanagh and friends will hold a Charity Night in aid of the Cardiac Unit, Wexford Hospital, in Oulart Hill Bar on Saturday, March 2. Music will be provided by the brilliant 'Unhinged'. Admission is by donation. A raffle will also be held. For further information please contact Joan at 087 9019027.

Family Fun table quiz

Oulart Scout Group will hold a Family Fun table quiz in Oulart Hill Bar from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. There will be great prizes on offer. A Table of Four will cost only €20.

CFR Training

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. Anyone interested in joining the group is asked to contact Vickie (087 7780749) or Ger (086 1578484).

Community Text Alert

The AGM of Oulart Text Alert will take place on Wednesday, March 13, in the Legion of Mary Hall (situated just below and on the same side as St Patrick's Church), in Oulart Village. A vacancy exists for chairperson of the group.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend the AGM.

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