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Monday 22 April 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Glenbrien, Oulart, Oylegate

Nick Carton and Ann Cullen at the table quiz fundriaser in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club in aid of Slaney Purple Paddlers (Wexford’s first Dragon Boat Club for breast cancer survivors)
Nick Carton and Ann Cullen at the table quiz fundriaser in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club in aid of Slaney Purple Paddlers (Wexford’s first Dragon Boat Club for breast cancer survivors)

Ballymurn: Vintage News - The Over the Water Vintage club are holding a Tractor and Car run on Sunday, April 14. All money raised will go to assist with alternations for disability access in the home of a local curracloe MS sufferer.

The run starts from Screen village at 12.30 p.m. Your support for this very worthwhile cause would be greatly appreciated. For further details ring Martin at 085 1740984.

Ladies' Football

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Gaelic Football Club are organising an Easter Football Camp on April 15 to April 18 in Ballymurn Pitch. Two groups will be catered for, 5-7 years and eight to 12 years. For more information please contact Amanda at 086 2007418.

Under-eight and under-10 girls training is starting back Wednesday, April 10, at 6.30 p.m. at Crossabeg pitch looking foward to seeing you all there. Any questions please text Evelyn 086 1091092 (under-eight), Mark 085 7513485 (under-10s) and Joe 087 2744518 (under-12s)

GAA Club lotto

Results April 3: numbers drawn were 7, 11, 19 and 29; no jackpot winner; one match-three winner, Fiona Doyle. Next jackpot €10,000. Tickets available from any club member or online.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Paudie Foley on winning DCUSU Dublin City Union Sports Personality of the Year.

Dates for your Diary

Vintage Run April 14. First Communion Saturday, May 18.

Blackwater

GAA club news

It is the start of the Intermediate Hurling Championship this weekend when the lads play against Adamstown in Hollymount at 3.30 p.m. Best of luck to the team.

Tonight (Tuesday) the under-13 footballers play Buffers Alley at 6.30 at home. On Thursday the under-15 footballers play Monageer-Boolavogue at 6.30 at home.

Membership is now due and can be paid to any committee member.

No winner of recent lotto draw. Numbers drawn were 7, 22, 23 and 30 and the bonus 9. Next jackpot is €12,000. Lucky-dip winners were Tony Buckley, Fr O'Byrne, Anthony McKinley, Tony O'Reilly and the seller's prize Bridie Gordon.

Well done to the under-nine hurlers who played some great stuff winning all matches in a blitz recently in Bellefield.

Both our minor and junior footballers suffered loses in there recent championship outings against Buffers Alley and Oylegate-Glenbrien respectively.

This week 25 years ago the men's team were in training for their first intermediate football championship game v St Joseph's, with Jack O'Brien down to referee.

Macra Na Feirme reunion

This year is the 70th Anniversary of Macra Na Feirme in County Wexford. To mark this wonderful achievement we are organising a Macra reunion and dinner dance on Saturday, April 13, in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy at 7.30 p.m. Tickets can be booked by contacting Sarah at 085 113308. We are also reaching out to past Wexford Macra members for any pictures they might have from their time in Macra. These can be emailed to wexfordmacra19@hotmail.com.

Glenbrien

GAA Notes

Following a fantastic win in the Leinster final our Junior hurlers will now play Inagh-Kilnamona from Clare on Sunday, April 27, in the all-Ireland semi-final.

This is a great achievement for this group of players and their manager John Conroy and a great time for the club also. We encourage as many as possible to support the team and we thank all those who have helped with sponsorship etc for the campaign. Congratulations to Marty Kelly, who was man of the match in the semi-final.

Baby and Toddler Group

The group meet every Tuesday morning in the Old School centre from 9.45 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children, their carers parents grandparents and childminders to meet up for a cuppa and a chat. please come along and join us while the children play and have some fun, For more information please contact Claire Atkinson at 087 1373579 or Anna Egan at 086 1939997;

Parish Facebook page

Glenbrien has its own Facebook page. If you have anything you would like promoted or mentioned that is taking place in the community please email text or message Edel at 086 3131711 email kellyedel@ymail.com or message the Glenbrien Parish Facebook page,

Glenbrien National School

The parents' association will be holding a community summer social in O'Briens of Glenbrien on Sunday May 5. Music by Ger Busher. The children of the school will be selling tickets in the coming weeks and the draw will take place on the night. Prizes will include €150 One4All voucher, along with lots of other prizes on the night.

Community Event

A Community Event is being planned for the Sunday, May 5 in Glenbrien. For futher information on the event please contact Anna at 086 1939997.

Oulart

Sumobi Kennels

After a wonderful winning year, which included a litter of puppies from Marigold, Maureen and Jimmy Wade went to Cruffs with three qualified dogs. Competition was very stiff as there were Italian Greyhounds from Croatia, France, Italy, Spain and Ireland, and a change of judge. Willow was in Veteran and came second. Marigold and Safforn went really well but were not what the judges were looking for. Then Willow's son Rory, born in Oulart, won his class and got the longed for Red Rosette. So once again Oulart was on the map, with Willow and son Rory winners out of 23,000 dogs.

On St Patrick's Day there were two Internationals and Willow took Green Star bitch and Best of Breed and CACI.B Int. Cert at both shows, with saffron taking reserve at both shows, plus Willow won group three.

Marigold's puppies have gone to show homes again, one to the UK and two to NI and two weak puppies with Maureen and have now grown big and bold. Who knows they might emerge winners again for Oulart. Maureen and Jimmy thank everyone who helped them in any way especially those who look after everything for them.

ICA News

The next meeting on April 15 will be the AGM and will take place in Oulart Community Centre, where the guild meetings will be held for the foreseeable future.

Split-the-pot

The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Caoimhe Tobin, who won €104. Entry envelopes are available from local businesses as well as from the school.

New Defibrillator

Thanks to the parents' association's fundraising efforts, Scoil Mochua now has a defibrillator. It has been installed at the front of the school and can be used by any member of the community if and when a need arises.

Yoga in Oulart

Yoga with Michelle takes place in Oulart Community Centre on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. till 11.30 a.m. and on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. till 8.30 p.m. You can avail of six classes for the price of five. Contact Michelle (087 9813950) for full information.

Family Notices

If you would like these Notes to include details of your family births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries and achievements etc. please supply the relevant details (no later than Thursday at 8 p.m.) by phone, text, email or written note to Breda Jacob (086 1686978) or email mickjacobjr@yahoo.co.uk. There is no charge for including such items in the Local Notes. Items arriving too late for inclusion will be carried over to the next edition.

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).

Oulart Hill Development

The dedicated volunteers of Oulart Hill Development, who work earnestly to keep alive the history of the parish and the surrounding areas, who look after the local historic sites and monuments and who promote the Oulart Hill Walking Hub are appealing for new members to join them in their work. The group will hold its AGM in the house of stories, Lower Oulart on Tuesday, April 23, at 8 p.m. and all are welcome to attend and become involved.

Bingo

Bingo Sunday, April 14, being held in Oulart Community Centre in aid of Oulart Christmas Lights, 8 p.m., please come out and support us and light up the village this Christmas.

Thank you

Siobhán and Nicola would like to thank everyone who attended the bingo, donated money and helped out on the night. All money raised and donated will go towards the expenses of nine young adults with additional needs who will travel on the Lourdes Pilgrimage with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.

Rackard League Winners

Congratulations to the Oulart-The Ballagh Rackard League boys who beat Ballindaggin by 3-14 to 1-2 on Wednesday, April 4. This was a fantastic win for the boys and a huge well done to them and to their mentors. They are now through to the quarter final which will be played this week. Details will be posted on the Coiste na nÓg Facebook page as soon as soon as they are available.

Under-17 Championship Win

The under-17 hurlers got their championship campaign off to a great start with a thrilling one point win over Shelmaliers on Wednesday the third. They lead convincingly at the break in a game played in bitterly cold conditions and despite coming under severe pressure in the second half, never surrendered their lead and held out to win by the smallest possible margin.

Well done to both teams on serving up a feast of hurling in very trying conditions and congratulations to the mentors, Stephen Doyle, Martin Dempsey, Ben O'Connor and Linda Dunne on the great preparation of the team.

Leinster Champions

The senior camogie team got their 2019 season off to a great start, beating keen rivals Rathnure by 3-11 to 0-5 in the final of the Leinster League in Abbottstown, Co. Dublin on Sunday, March 31. Claiming the title for the first time having made the final twice already, the girls played brilliantly and the icing on the cake was Mary Leacy-Hughes being awarded the 'Player of the Match' trophy. Well done to the team and management and hopefully it is the first trophy of the season for them.

Oylegate

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre on this Sunday evening, April 14. Music is by John Flood. Dancing from 8.30 p.m. Admission €8.

Spring Clean

Having a spring clean over the Easter Holidays? Oylegate National School are having a black bag collection on Monday, April 29. Please leave the bags in before 9.30 a.m. on the 29th. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Please hold on to any books you may no longer need. There will be a second-hand book sale held for adults and children in Oylegate National school in May.

Congratulations Darra

Congratulations to Darra Casey, who won Juvenile all-Ireland Hurdles in Athlone recently.

Oylegate Parish Draw

The lucky winners of the draw for March were: First prize €200 Michael and Jenny Bridgeman, €50 each: Annie Hayden, Fiona Carty, Ken Alcock, Peter Storey.

GAA news

Following a fantastic win in the Leinster final our junior hurlers will now play Inagh-Kilnamona from Clare on Sunday, April 27, in the all-Ireland semi-final.

This is a great achievement for this group of players and their manager John Conroy and a great time for the club also. We encourage as many as possible to support the team and we thank all those who have helped with sponsorship etc for the campaign. Congratulations to Marty Kelly, who was man of the match in the semi-final.

Good luck to the senior hurlers when they play Oulart on April 12 in Bellefield at 7 p.m. They also play the Shelmaliers on Sunday, April 21, at 3.30 p.m. in Bellefield.

Best of luck to the junior hurlers when they play Kilmore on Sunday the 14th in Oylegate at 3 p.m. Also they play Oulart on Sunday, April 21, at 11.30 a.m. in Oulart.

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.

Ladies' Football

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Gaelic Football Club are organising an Easter Football Camp from April 15 to April 18 in Ballymurn Pitch. Two groups will be catered for, 5-7 years and eight to 12 years. For more information please contact Amanda at 086 2007418.

Patron Dates 2019

Glenbrien Patron - June 30 at 2 p.m. Oylegate Patron - July 7 at 2.30 p.m.

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