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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Around the Districts: Ballymurn, Crossabeg, Glenbrien, Over the Water, Oylegate

Graham Scallan and Karl Fitzpatrick enjoying their night out at the Wexford Chamber Wex BIz
Awards Ball in Clayton Whites Hotel
Graham Scallan and Karl Fitzpatrick enjoying their night out at the Wexford Chamber Wex BIz Awards Ball in Clayton Whites Hotel

Ballymurn: Community Development - Ballymurn Community Development Group fundraising committee are in the process of contacting all businesses within our community in relation to our upcoming Dog Night on Monday, July 1, in Enniscorthy.

If you have not been contacted yet and would like to sponsor a race or take out an advert please contact Bobby Redmond via Facebook and he will contact you directly.

We will have our ticket sellers knocking on doors shortly selling tickets for this event, your contribution will be greatly appreciated. Tickets are €10 each for adult and children under the age of 18 go free, This will be a family fun event for our community with further details to follow.

We would like to remind us all, we all get benefit from our community centre, one way or another, directly or indirectly. so we need the support of every individual in our community and beyond to help us raise the vital funds to get this project up and running.

Bingo

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

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to Marian Redmond and family, St Joseph's Terrace, Ballymurn on the death of her husband Markie Redmond and to his sisters Catherine and Seanie Murphy and family, Kilmallock and to Sheila and John Murphy, Ballina. May he rest in peace.

GAA news

Lotto - Numbers drawn were 9, 12, 15 and 28. No winner, three match 3s Linda Butler Pauline Cummins Next jackpot €10,000.

Best of luck to all our players doing Junior Cert or Leaving Cert students over the next few weeks.

Tidy Towns

Application is done and dusted, and the tubs, hanging baskets and signs are all planted. A huge thanks to our Fás workers for their help with the planting this week. We held a very successful litter pick a couple of week ago Thanks for all your help. If everyone kept an eye on the litter in your area it would be a great help.

Crossabeg

Garden Evening

Castlebridge Show committee are holding a garden evening with Syl Doyle of Wilton nursery Bree, this Wednesday, June 5, in the Community Garden, Castlebridge, commencing at 7.30 p.m. Syl will conduct a walk and talk session around the gardens and answer any questions you may have. He will also have a selection of plants for sale. Tea, coffee and some delicious home baking will be served after the talk and admission is free.

Text Alert AGM

The annual general meeting of the local Text Alert committee took place at Kyle Forge on Monday, May 27, Thanks were extended to Margaret Quinn, Regional Development Officer, Muintir na Tire and Garda Brendan Leamy, Wexford, for their attendance. Thanks were also extended to the members who were in attendance and the officers expressed disappointment at the lack of members present.

John Meagher gave his report which once more showed the area as doing well and the whole text alert campaign operational. New members were still coming forward and the initial €20 fee remained. The finances were in good order with some operational help given from Muintir na Tire during the year, which was gratefully received.

Garda Leamy discussed the danger of being lulled into a false sense of security and stated that members should still be vigilant at all times, despite the fact that the area has had a limited number of burglaries throughout 18 months.

Margaret Quinn showed a new idea for safety in the home, in the form of a bottle in the fridge. This idea is to help when people on their own call out emergency services and are unable to communicate their medical condition themselves. The bottle in the fridge should contain their current medication etc, but outside the fridge a sticker indicates also their condition. An innovative thought and it should be a successful one.

Judith Robinson, secretary, talked about her experience with personal alarms. The chairperson and committee all agreed to stay in place for the coming year.

For those wishing to become members of Crossabeg Text Alert or for information on the system please call 086 8904715.

Community Games

Huge congratulations to the Debating team of Cait O'Carroll (Crossabeg) Bronagh Boggan (Crossabeg) and James Kehoe (Ballymurn) who represented the area and county so well at the Community Games national finals at university of Limerick last weekend.

In the semi-final they faced a team from Co. Laois and came out strongly on top. Their opponents in the final were a team from Co. Clare and here the trio opposed the motion 'That Zoos should be abolished'. These three young people were confident, well versed in their subject, had good delivery and strongly rebutted the arguments of the proposing team, and from the county finals had prepared and worked on their own. These youngsters are all still in school in Crossabeg. For their families and supporters there was great joy when they were declared the national debating champions for 2019 and they proudly accepted their gold medals. Well done to all.

A number of other boys and girls represented the area and county at these national finals in swimming, handwriting, handball, projects, singing and music. Standards at these finals are of a very high quality and medals hard won, so all our children are winners in their own right.

LOCAL AREA ATHLETICS FINALS - Well done to all the boys and girls who attended the local Community Games athletic finals in the local community field on Thursday of last week. There was a very good attendance and some very close race finishes.

The local committee wish to thank most sincerely the local St Killian's Club for giving up their training session to facilitate the events, to all the parents who brought the children along, to those who assisted during the races, and a special word of thanks to the senior members of St Killian's Club, Billy, Jack, Euan, Ella, Anna and Amy, who helped out with setting up during the evening, on the gate, being runners on the field, and making sure all the equipment was put back in the cabin at the end of the events.

Training will take place every Monday evening (starting Monday, June 10) and all who have qualified for the county finals should come along to the community field in Crossabeg, with the training from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. If your child cannot attend on a Monday, they are also welcome on a Thursday evening. The first three children in each race qualify for the county finals which will be held at the Hub in Enniscorthy on Sunday, June 30.

The following were the winners in the girls events at the local Community Games athletic finals held on Thursday evening of last week. Holly Fortune, Mika Skerritt-Daly, Vanessa O`Brien, Alannah Freeney, Abi Murphy (U6 Fun Race) Kyra Jarvis, Caitlin Griffith, Lily-Ann Redmond (U8.60M) Isabelle Murray, Shannon Griffith, Ella Banville O`Gara (U8.80M) Kayla Doyle, Cara Murphy, Emer Cullen (U10.100M) Lorna Furlong, Keelin Boggan, Lauren Barry (U10 Hurdles) Ciara Murphy, Megan Moran, Teresa Martin (U10.200M) Kara Morrissey, Chloe Reck, Niamh O`Connor (U12.100M) Emma McCarthy, Anna Corrigan, Lucy McCormack (U12.600M) Ava McCormack, Grace Barry, Mia Murphy (U12 Ball Throw) Maria Coone, Zara Corrigan (U14.100M) Bronagh Boggan, Jessica Skerritt (U14 Hurdles) Ella Barry (U14 Shot Putt) Anna Finan (U16.200M) Eimear Halpin (U16 Discus)

In the boys section, the lucky medal winners were as follows. Paudie Cullen, Dara Redmond, Evan Murphy, Donal Cullen (U6 Fun Race) Jack Murphy, Rhys Carr, Charlie Fortune (U8.60M) Callum Connick, James O`Brien, Eoin Devereux (U8.80M) Noah Deering, Jack Rafferty-O`Neill, Harry Coone (U10 Hurdles) Ethan Jarvis, Zac Furlong, Aaron Byrne (U10.100M) Tomas O`Brien, Finn McLaughlin (U10. 200M) Jamie Martin, Cameron Sheil, Max Monahan (U12.100M) Zack Deering, Finn Monahan, Sean McLaughlin (U12.600M) Cian Murphy (U12 Ball Throw) Cian Moran, Cathal Bates, Philip Cullen (U14. 100M) Jack Halpin (U14 Shot Putt)

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Glenbrien

Parish draw

May winners in Glenbrien Parish draw are as follows. First prize: Mary Halligan. €40 each: Aileen Nolan, Eileen Quinsey, Tommy and Ita Sludds and Seán and Olive Mcdonald. Congratulations to all. Anyone, who wishes to join the draw can contact their local collector or Mary Martin at 087 9926657.

GAA club news

GAA syndicate draw winners of €100 for May were Paul/Agnes Burns Clonmore and Edward Murphy the Oil, Oylegate. Lotto winnings were €632. Next draw is June 26.

Wexford senior hurlers play Carlow on Saturday, June 8, and Kilkenny on Saturday the 15th and both games are in Innovate Wexford Park at 7 p.m. We wish club members Damien and Shane Reck and Séamus Casey and their teammates the best of luck.

Over the Water

Garden Evening

Castlebridge Show committee are holding a garden evening with Syl Doyle of Wilton nursery Bree, this Wednesday, June 5, in the Community Garden, Castlebridge, commencing at 7.30 p.m.

Syl will conduct a walk and talk session around the gardens and answer any questions you may have. He will also have a selection of plants for sale.

Tea, coffee and some delicious home baking will be served after the talk and admission is free.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning for parents, grandparents, friends and family of students sitting State exams will be held in the parochial house, Castlebridge, this Wednesday, June 5, at 10 a.m.

Texasholdem

Texasholdem €1,000 winner of winners tournament won by Pat Furlong, Head Up Tracey Hall. Cards will begin again in September, every Monday night.

Camogie club news

St Ibar's/Shelmalier camogie club would like to send their best wishes to their under-14 girls who are off to Cork this weekend to represent Wexford at the Féile competition.

Curracloe United Development lotto

Results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, May 26, The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 16 and 25. There was no jackpot winner and three match-three winners, who each received €50, Max Stockwell, Barnahask, Curracloe; Fiona Kinsella, Ballina, Curracloe and Jim Barlow, c/o Butch.

Soccer camp

Curracloe United soccer camp takes place from July 1 to July 5 Book online at summersoccerschools.ie to get a 20% discount in Sports Direct.

Bridge Drama - Annual general meeting

Bridge Drama will host their annual general meeting in the Porter House this Wednesday, June 5, at 8 p.m. The group would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported them in any way over the past year.

The group is delighted to have achieved second place in this year's RTÉ all-Ireland Drama finals held in Athlone recently and would like to offer huge congratulations to Cillian Tobin, who played Stanley in Brighton Beach Memoirs on winning the DLI Scholarship at the finals.

If anyone would like to become involved in Bridge Drama, please go along to the meeting and meet the group.

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Oylegate

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, June 9. Music on the night is by Dave Lawlor. Dave is one of the most popular artists on the dancing circuit and makes a welcome return to Oylegate. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8. Come along and enjoy a great night with this polished performer.

GAA club news

GAA syndicate draw winners of €100 for May were Paul/Agnes Burns Clonmore and Edward Murphy the Oil, Oylegate. Lotto winnings were €632. Next draw is June 26.

Wexford senior hurlers play Carlow on Saturday, June 8, and Kilkenny on Saturday the 15th and both games are in Innovate Wexford Park at 7 p.m. We wish club members Damien and Shane Reck and Séamus Casey and their teammates the best of luck.

Bingo In Mernaghs

The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to raise much needed funds for the Community First Responders, bingo commences at 9.15 on a Thursday night and all support for this worthy cause 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.

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.

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