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Monday 19 August 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Glenbrien, Oulart & The Ballagh, Oylegate

Ballymurn: Dates for your diary - Christmas Craft Fair December 9. Tara Bishop 5K Memorial Fun Run January 27 at midday.

Church notes

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - Mass time: Friday Evening, December 7, at 7.30 p.m. Saturday Morning, December 8, at 10.30 a.m.

Bingo

Bingo every Monday night in the Anvil Pub at 9 p.m.

Youth Club

Youth club every Friday night in Ballymurn Hall from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

GAA Club news

Lotto Results: No winner, match-three numbers Steven and Eithne Hodnett. Next jackpot €10,000. Dont forget to pick up your Tickets, available from any club member.

The GAA National Club Draw tickets are on sale now from any club member. Tickets €10 each, great prizes.

Silver Circle draw

The first draw of the community centre Development Silver Circle Fundraiser took place recently in Foley's of Crossabeg. The five lucky winners of €200 each were Patrick O'Connor, Castlesow; Mark Campbell, Kilmallock; Natasha Costelloe, Kyle Upper; Mary and Jackie Kearney, Raheny and Fintan Kehoe of Enniscorthy. Congratulations, all.

The December draw will take place in the Anvil, Ballymurn on Friday, December 21. Thanks again to everyone for the tremendous support received across the community.

Glenbrien

Text Alert

A meeting will be held in the Old School Centre on Tuesday the fourth of Decmber. Please attend the meeting as important issues will be discussed such as security within the community and parish snd the Garda involvement in the text alert scheme. A garda will be in attendance at the meeting. An update on the parish defibrillator will also be outlined.

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, December 9. Music on the night is by Michelle Murphy. Since breaking into the social dancing scene Michelle has become very popular in venues throughtout the lenght and breath of Ireland with three beautiful recordings to her name which have been shown on Ireland West TV recently. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8.

GAA club news

The AGM for adult and underage sections will take place on Friday, December 7, in the community centre at at 7.30 p.m., we look forward to seeing you there.

Nov winners in the syndicate draw were Paul/Joan Darcy Coolamain and Mary Foley Kilmuckridge, lotto winnings were €44, next draw December 26

Wishing the Junior B hurlers and mentors best of luck on Sunday when they play Graigue/Ballcallan in the semi-finals in Limerick.

Best wishes to Matty Flynn

We congratulate Matty Flynn on his recent retirement from Glenbrien National School. Over the many years Matty held the dual position of caretaker and cleaner.

He was always committed to the school in all the work he did and he was always flexible as the needs of the school changed. He accompanied classes on school tours and to swimming lessons, organised activities each year at the school Sports Day. He helped to run school concerts and gatherings as well as helping with the preparations for sacramental events.

Matty was always kind to the children and they enjoyed their chats with him. Matty was a great support to the school in the way he brought his family and friends on board when help was needed.

In June 2017, he led a fundraising committee that organised a Big School Fundraising event 'A Night at the Dogs'. The money raised bought much needed resources for the school.

In his time in Glenbrien school Matty was a valued and much loved member of staff and he will be greatly missed. All of the parents, staff and pupils, past and present wish him health and happiness in his retirement.

Parish Monthly Draw

November winners in Glenbrien Parish draw. First prize, Mary Redmond. €40 each: Pat and Margaret Sludds, Tom and Siun o Mahoney, Pat Doyle and Mary Mernagh. Congratulations to all, next draw on December 23.

Senior citizens party

This year's Christmas party for senior citizens will take place on Sunday the 16th of of December in the Old School Centre at the moment there are committee member going round distributing invitations please contact the parish office or any member of the group if you have not received an invitatiion over the next two weeks and we will get one to you.

Parish Journal

Oylegate-Glenbrien Parish Journal 2017 - 2018 is for sale at: Freeman's Gala Store, Garry's Service Station, Mernagh's Lounge, The Slaney Inn, The Book Centre, Wexford, SOS Bookshop, Wexford, Byrne's Bookshop, Enniscorthy and Doyle's Service Station, Ballymurn.

Oulart & The Ballagh

Parish Christmas Draw

The annual Christmas Draw in aid of St Patrick's Church, Oulart will take place as usual this year and tickets will be distributed shortly.

Civic Reception

On Wednesday, November 28, The all-Ireland winning Wexford Senior Hurlers of 1968, The Wexford Minor Hurlers and the Wexford Senior camogie team of that historic year were honoured by the chairman of Wexford County Council, councillor Keith Doyle at a Civic Reception in the Co. Hall. Michael and Christy Jacob (senior), Tom Byrne (Minor Captain) and Paddy O'Connor (minor) were honoured as was Margaret Leacy (Camogie). The former star players were presented with a hand-made pen in a specially designed wooden case, bearing the county Council logo while the team captains received a fused-glass trophy.

Oulart ICA

Well done to Marie Poiritt, who represented Oulart ICA at the Christmas Table-Centre competition, in the Riverbank Hotel last week and was declared the winner. The next meeting of the Oulart Guild has been brought forward a week, to December 10 New members are always welcome to join Oulart ICA.

Senior citizens party

The annual Oulart senior citizens Party will be held in the community centre on Sunday, January 6 (Lá Nollag na mBan or 'Little Christmas). If you know of any Seniors (over-65s) in the locality whose name should be added to the list of invitees please inform Seán Byrne (087 6486279) or Eddie O'Grady (087 2771735) or any member of the committee.

Sophia Fund

Joan Kavanagh will hold a raffle and music night in Bob's Bar, The Ballagh on December 8 and another music night and raffle in Corrigan's, Blackwater on December 14. On a date to be confirmed, Joan's grand-daughter, Leona will have her beautiful long hair cut for Sophia's fund and also for the Rapunzel Foundation.

Oulart Soprano on Tour

Oulart Soprano, Róisín O'Grady along with Eamon Sweeney (on lute and baroque guitar), perform under the name 'Tonos'. They perform little known baroque music from the 16th and 17th century, from around Europe and Ireland. This latest Tour sees them perform music with a Christmas theme. They launched their CD, Wintersong, in the Mermaid Arts Centre in November and their Tour locations include UL Limerick, Ardee, Dublin, Cork, Athenry, Clonmel and Kilkenny. The concert and CD details can be found at tonos.ie.

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 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.

Race to be Mayor

The GAA Mayoral Election Campaign is well under way and the next few weeks will see lots of fundraising activities organised for the candidates.

Thank you to everyone for the massive support over the last few weeks from club members, their families and parishioners for lots of fundraising events. On last Saturday night week November 24 there was a Talent Contest in Oulart Hill Bar which was an amazing showcase of wonderful local talent Well done to all the participants and especially to the winners. On Sunday the 25ththe Sunday Lunch was delicious with a wonderful display of desserts made by members of Phil Redmond's Mayoral Campaign Team and on Sunday evening the weekend finished with bingo which was also very well supported. A lot of work and a huge commitment from Phil Redmond's Mayoral Campaign Team made the weekend a huge success. On December 9 and 16 Phil's team will hold bingo. As this year is the 25th Anniversary of Oulart-The Ballagh winning their first Senior Hurling Title (1994) Phil's team will launch a Souvenir Calendar in Oulart Community Centre on Saturday, December 15.

Sponger Fortune's Mayoral Campaign Team are also working very hard and they have been out and about selling tickets. Last Saturday night, their 'Come Dine with Me' was a huge success and a again a big thank you to all our hosts on the night. Everyone enjoyed themselves then went for an after meal get-together in Bob's Bar, The Ballagh. And if you want to buy a real Christmas Tree to support Sponger's Mayoral campaign, please place your order with Declan at 087 3456523, Tom at 087 6138210 or Martin at 087 9001220. The 6-foot trees sell at €30. Christmas Wreaths are also available at €8 each, two for €15 and three for €20.

It is marvellous to see such wonderful Community Spirit. Long may it continue.

Camogie Club AGM

A big thank you to all who attended the camogie AGM on Friday November 23 in the Top Complex. Geraldine Doyle, chairperson gave a detailed report on the past year and thanked everyone for all the work that was done by the committee, Managers, mentors and first aiders during the year. The club is going well but that they would welcome more people who might join in and help for the coming season. Kathyrn O'Dowd gave a secretary's report as did joint treasurer Caroline Howlin.

The officers were elected were as follows. President-Jimmy Bolger, Vice-chairpersons-Mary and Eddie O'Grady, chairman-Arthur Quinn, Vice-chairpersons - Patrick Fortune and Geraldine Doyle, secretary - Kathryn O'Dowd, Assistant secretary-Brendan Pettitt, joint treasurers-Caroline Howlin and Josie Sinnott, PRO-Elizabeth Freeman and Tina Rossiter, Child Protection and First Aid-Bridget Mora and Registration-Pauline Moore. Best of luck to all the committee and a huge welcome to the new officers. Registration will be in early February in conjunction with Coiste na nÓg.

Coiste na nÓg

Coiste na nÓg had their end of year of meeting on Wednesday last, November 28, in the Top Complex at 8.30 p.m. There was an excellent attendance with lots of positive discussion about plans for the coming year. Chair. Elizabeth Freeman thanked all parents/guardians, managers, mentors and first aiders for all the work that was done with the underage boys and all the time that was give to training and going to matches.

Club chairperson Bartle Sinnott thanked all the members Coiste na nÓg, the trainers, mentors and managers and wished them the best of luck for 2019. 2018 had been a good year for the teams with the under-13s winning the inagural under-13 Premier Championship, the Permier Rackard League Hurling and Roinn 'C' Rackard League Football. The under-15s had gone as far as the county semi-final, having topped their division in the championship and our uU-17s got to the Division 1 county final. Our under-sevens to under-11s all competed in Go Games and had a great year as well. The committee for 2019 is as follows: chairperson-Elizabeth Freeman, secretary-Eveleen O'Sullivan, Assistant secretary - Aodhagán Swords, Coaching Officiers - Ray Harris and Shane Reddy.

Martin Storey Tournament

Well done to the under-14 hurlers and their mentors on their great win against Rapparees (two goals 12 points to one goal seven points), in the semi-final on Sunday, December 2. The Tournament finals will be played in Oulart on Sunday, December 9.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to the most recent winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot - Daniel Sinnott - who won €143. Entry envelopes are available from local businesses and from the school.

Scouts cake sale

Oulart Scouts would like to thank everyone who donated and supported their recent cake sale. The proceeds amounted to €635.

CFR Information Night

Anyone interested in being part of the CFR group should note that an Information evening will be held in the Ballagh Community Centre on Wednesday, December 5, at 8.30 p.m. For queries please contact Vickie (087 7780749) or Ger (086 1578484).

Busking Molli

Molli, from the Ballagh is hoping to busk, every Sunday up to Christmas in Wexford Town and she will be donating ALL of her busking money to the Homeless Action Group in Wexford. So if you happen to see her on the Main Street, please stop, listen and support her in her charitable endeavour.

The Ballagh Boxing Club

Training resumes in the Ballagh on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for underage boxers and beginners.

The Ballagh Split-the-pot

Congratulations to the most recent winners: Eileen Ormonde (€63), John Roche (€64) and Pat O'Toole (€78). It costs just €2 to play and entry envelopes can be found in all local businesses: Tim's Chipper, Caroline's Hairdressing, Bob's Bar, Lounge, Shop and Takeaway, The Sawdust, Barry Walsh's Car Servicing, The Unyoke Cafe, The Trading Post, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Ballaghkeene Daybreak. Thanks to everyone who support this fundraiser.

Local Notes

Groups, clubs, families and individuals who would like coverage of their activities, forthcoming events and successes, should contact me, Breda Jacob, by text, email, phone call or written note, no later than 8 p.m. on the Thursday prior to publication. Phone or text 086 1686978. Email mickjacobjr@yahoo.co.uk.

Oylegate

GAA club news

The AGM for adult and underage sections will take place on Friday, December 7, in the community centre at at 7.30 p.m., we look forward to seeing you there.

Nov winners in the syndicate draw were Paul/Joan Darcy Coolamain and Mary Foley Kilmuckridge, lotto winnings were €44, next draw December 26

Wishing the Junior B hurlers and mentors best of luck on Sunday when they play Graigue/Ballcallan in the semi-finals in Limerick.

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, December 9. Music on the night is by Michelle Murphy. Since breaking into the social dancing scene Michelle has become very popular in venues throughout the length and breath of Ireland with three beautiful recordings to her name which have been shown on Ireland West TV recently. We welcome her home to Oylegate and look forward to a great nights entertainment. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8.

ICA coffee morning

Oyegate ICA will hold their coffee morning on Thursday, December 13, in Mernagh's Lounge Oylegate. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Parish Journal

Oylegate-Glenbrien Parish Journal 2017 - 2018 is for sale at: Freeman's Gala Store, Garry's Service Station, Mernagh's Lounge, The Slaney Inn, The Book Centre, Wexford, SOS Bookshop, Wexford, Byrne's Bookshop, Enniscorthy and Doyle's Service Station, Ballymurn.

Sunday Bingo

Bingo continues in the Slaney Inn on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. with many cash prizes on offer. Oylegate United are the local charity currently benefiting on the night and would like to invite all interested to come along for a great night

Thursday Bingo

Bingo is played every Thursday night in Mernagh's Lounge, Oylegate at 9 p.m. Please come along and join us for a fun evening - all proceeds from the extra sheet go towards Glenbrien parish funds.

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