Around the Districts: Ballymurn, Bree-Galbally, Oylegate, The Ballagh
Ballymurn: Community Meeting. A meeting was held last Thursday night regarding Ballymurn Community Hall. The meeting was a great success and we plan to have another meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at 7.30 p.m. If you have any ideas regarding the renovations of the hall please come along to the next meeting,
We want this to be a community project so everyone's opinion is important. We will be sending a survey to every house in the parish and we hope everyone will complete this as it gives us a better idea what amenities people want in our community.
Congratulations to Alan White and team on getting through to the finals of the Junk Kouture in the 3Arena with their creation Colourful Minds. This is the first time St Mary's CBS Enniscorthy took part in this competition. Well done to everyone involved.
Congratulations to Conor Boylan, Kilmallock, who achieved a Bronze medal in the Irish Chemistry Olympiad in DCU last week'.
Bingo is played every Monday night in the Anvil Pub at 9 p.m.
Youth club meet every Friday night in Ballymurn Hall from 8.10 p.m.
GAA Club news
Best of luck to all teams as the hurling and football season begins.
Congratulations to Pat O'Rourke, who was the clubs recipient of a Wexford District award last week.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes
This year's pilgrimage to Lourdes is from May 11 to May 16. Applications are now available for the Invalid section.
Reserve Sunday, May 19, for the annual open day at Artramon House and Gardens. Full details at a later stage.
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.
Daffodil Day will take place on March 22 and the local Enniscorthy committee is calling for public support in advance of the day. We are asking the local community to come out and support us as you have done over the last number of years. We also need your help in providing fresh daffodils for our big fundraising day. Please drop your daffodils to the Legion of Mary Hall, Enniscorthy on Thursday evening, March 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Every daffodil helps.
Thank you for your continued support. For further information on the Irish Cancer Society's services and work in the area of cancer prevention and research, visit cancer.ie.
Sports/Leisure Club AGM
Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will hold its AGM on Friday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in Galbally Hall. All members of the community are invited to attend and to get involved in the rejuvenation of our community centre.
Market and car boot sale
Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will host an indoor and outdoor market/car boot sale on Sunday, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. €15 per stall/pitch. For enquiries and bookings contact Dawn at 087 8306206.
Community Games News
It is that time of year for Bree-Davidstown/Cloughbawn Community Games Activities to resume for the 2019 season. Closing date of March 16 is fast approaching for those interested in taking part in Gymnastics, Swimming, art, Handwriting, Talent and quiz.
There will be local trials for art under-seven to under-16 and Handwriting under-nine to under-12 in Bree Hall on Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. and local trials for quiz under-14 in Bree Hall on March 16 at 8 p.m. Some county final dates are as follows: Gymnastics March 24; Quiz is April 10; Swimming April 17 and Talent April 25.
For info on all Community Games activities see the national Community Games website or contact area secretary Clare Doyle 087 4151350.
The numbers drawn in the Ballyhogue GAA on March 6 were 9, 11, 17 and 26. There was no jackpot winner. Match-three winners of €20: Cathal Ryan, Leslie Dunne, Séamus Patton, Henry Rochford, Tom Ryan, Wickham Family, Michael Kearns, Syl Doyle Wexford, Edel Rochford, Margaret Sinnott, Richard Murphy. Thank you for your support. Next draw March 20.
Scoil Mhuire Ballyhogue
The students and staff of Scoil Mhuire would like to thank all the parents and grandparents who helped out last week on Pancake Day and World Book Day. Your support is very much appreciated.
We are now accepting enrolment applications for September 2019. Enrolment forms are available in the school office. Contact details 053 9247677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scoil Eoin Baiste Galbally
A big thank you to our wonderful parents' association for all their help on our recent Grandparents Day, which was greatly enjoyed by all who attended.
Congratulation to all the children on recently participating in a course of gymnastic lessons and best of luck to those competing in the FAI Spar primary five-a-side soccer tournament in Ferrycarrig Park on March 21.
Well done to the Confirmation Classes on a beautiful Ceremony of Light Mass on Thursday, March 7, and also to the Holy Communion class who took part in their Enrolment Mass on Sunday, March 10.
There will be an Irish concert in Galbally Hall from midday to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 15, for Seachtain Na Gaeilge.
Daffodil Day for the Irish Cancer Society is on Friday, March 22. Daffodil badges will be on sale in the school. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Scoil Eoin Baiste, Galbally is now accepting enrolment applications for September 2019. Enrolment packs are available in the school office. Contact details 053 9247622, visit galballyns.ie, email email@example.com.
Galbally Tractor Run
The annual Galbally Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, May 26.
The Sound of Music
The musical 'The Sound of Music' will be staged in Oylegate Community Centre on Wednesday the 27th, Thursday the 28th, Friday the 29th, Saturday March, nightly at 8 p.m. Tickets can now be booked by telephoning 9138192, or 087 9552727. Adults €12 and Primary school children €6. One of the most popular musicals ever, telling the story of Maria, who leaves the convent to become governess to the Von Trappe children. Come and enjoy this beautiful show and sing along to such favourites as Doe a Deer, How do you solve a problem like Maria, Sixteen going on Seventeen, Edelweiss and many more. Truly a treat for young and the not so young.
Fr Brian Broaders, Vicar Forane will be the chief celebrant for Confirmation on Friday, March 15, at 11 a.m. in Glenbrien and at 2 p.m. in Oylegate.
Parish Draw Winners
February Parish Draw Winners: First prize €200 Fred and Ann Carley, €50 each: Martin Nolan, Hilary Curran, Nicholas Stamp, Denis and Caroline Maher.
GAA club news
GAA Syndicate: The final draw for the first year of syndicate will be on March 27. Thank you for your support and we hope you will continue with the draw for year two.Your collector will be calling in the next couple of weeks and we will hold an information/rejoining evening in the community centre on Saturday, April 6, at 7.30 p.m. Developments at our grounds continue thanks to your generosity.
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.
Ballaghkeene National School
The Green School Committee of Ballaghkeene NS have entered the SEAI 'One Good Idea' competition. Their idea is to reduce the use of disposable plastic and paper cups and begin using re-usable cups in an effort to save our environment. The members of the 'Cup Crew' in Ballaghkeene National School are trying to raise awareness around the parish through posters, newsletters, videos/photos on - line. Their motto is 'Chuck the Cup'. They have successfully made it through to Round Two (one of only 40 schools) and are hoping to go all the way and win the competition. So - Please pay heed to their campaign and Chuck the Cup.
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 and to play a part in securing the safety and security of the residents of the area and their property. Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated.
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Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Mayoral Campaign fundraising efforts have come to a close, with the winner to be announced on March 16 in Oulart Community Centre, beginning at 9 p.m. when Oulart Community Centre will be packed to capacity. Admission is free, finger-food will be available along with Bar facilities and music will be provided by Country Outlaws.
Congratulations to the candidates, Phil Redmond and Martin 'Sponger' Fortune and their teams who did trojan work throughout the campaign and raised vital funds towards the development and improvement of facilities which will be of lasting benefit to the local community, particularly our youth. The GAA club is very appreciative of the generous response of the people of the parish as well as marvellous support from people and businesses from outside the parish.
Secondary Schools GAA/Camogie
Jake Stamp, Chris Lawless and Declan Sinnott (who scored three goals three points from play) were on the starting 15 of the Coláiste an Átha, Klmuckridge hurling team that lost to Duiske College in the Leinster Junior C one final recently. Cathal Kennedy and Jack Lyons-Corrigan came on as substitutes while also on the panel were Clinton McCormack, Eoin Harris-Fortune, Nathan Browne and Jake Cox.
Parents/Guardians of underage GAA and camogie players are reminded that ALL players must be registered for training and playing matches and that the deadline to enter competitions and to register teams is fast approaching.
For further information and to register your son or daughter please contact Elizabeth Freeman (underage GAA) at 087 7560871 or contact the camogie club at 087 9142899.
The primary schools in the parish are doing well in the schools' competitions and the combined schools are playing Rathnure tomorrow (Wednesday, March 13), in Round Two of Rackard League Hurling. That important match will be in Oulart at 2.30 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated. The parish schools' camogie team will be away to Marshalstown on today (Tuesday, March 12) at 2.15 p.m. Best of luck to all the teams and their mentors.
The boys from the Ballagh National School have qualified for the semi-finals of the Rackard League Mini-Sevens, to be played March 19 - 22nd. On their way to the semi-finals they defeated Bree, St Aidan's (Enniscorthy), Oulart and Monageer.
Oulart-The Ballagh under-13 and under-15 hurlers are participating in the Leinster Leagues and are getting lots of game time and have a few matches still to play. The senior camogie team have advanced to the semi-final stages of the Leinster League as well.