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Saturday 15 June 2019

Around the districts: Blackwater, Glenbrien, Oylegate and The Ballagh

Sue Kent, Catherine White. Esther Laney and Aine Roche having fun at the Today FM Dare to Care ‘Dance For Cancer in The Street’ event at Wexford County Council buildings
Sue Kent, Catherine White. Esther Laney and Aine Roche having fun at the Today FM Dare to Care ‘Dance For Cancer in The Street’ event at Wexford County Council buildings

Blackwater - Community weekend: Blackwater Tidy Towns hosted its first National Community weekend event in Larry's garden in the centre of the village. There was music, dance and lots of goodies for the children. Thanks to all for coming.

Vintage road run

Blackwater Vintage Club's annual tractor, bike and car road run will take place on Sunday, May 19, leaving Blackwater church carpark at 12.30. Registration from 11.30 a.m. Proceeds to Ard Aoibhinn Services.

GAA club notes

Fixtures for the week: Tonight (Tuesday) under-13 football v Réalt na Mara at 7.30 in our pitch. Thursday under-15 Hurling v Oulart-The Ballagh in Oulart at 7.30 p.m. Friday Leinster Hurling League Quarter Final v Glenmore in Glenmore. Keep an eye on social media for the throw in time. Saturday All County Hurling League Division Two v Taghmon-Camross at 7 p.m. in Taghmon.

The under-seven hurlers had a brilliant time at a blitz in Rosslare winning all their games.

The Junior B team hit Na Fianna Clonard for seven goals in the all county division seven on a sunny Pairc Garman with Eddie Rowe making his return to the goal. The lads hit four of these goals in the first half with Mikey Byrne, James Dooley, Wayne O'Connor and Paul Murphy slotting them in, leaving the first half scoreline 4-09 to 0-04. The second half continued in the same vain with James Dooley getting two more and Paul Murphy getting his second to finish the game out. Final score 7-15 to 0-10.

Massive congratulations to Scoil Naomh Bríd boys who have qualified for the Rackard League Roinn B final, a third time in four years we have done so. What an achievement. They defeated Craanford 2-06 to 2-02.

Two great achievements this week for our GAA club members. Eugene Clarke was named Enniscorthy CBS Hurling player of the year while Tristan Cashe was named Gorey Rugby Club Player of the year.

Well done to Ciaran Cash, who was midfield on the St Peter's Juvenile team who defeated Coláiste Eoin in the Leinster Hurling Quarter Final.

This week 25 years ago in club history, the camogie club were presented with a new set of jerseys from Michael Fortune on behalf of Kilcoran Financial Services. In the junior hurling championship, we were fixed to play Craanford in Monamolin with Jack O'Brien to referee.

Open day at Artramon

Crossabeg senior citizens committee are delighted to host the open day at Artramon House and Gardens which will be held on Sunday, May 19, Gates open at 2 p.m. and admission is €5 per adult with children going free.

During the afternoon, guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens and ponds of Artramon while the children can explore the Fairy Garden. Refreshments will also be served and why not sit back and enjoy the lovely music which will be supplied by the ever popular Wexford Folk Orchestra.

Glenbrien

Community Fest

On Sunday, May 5, Glenbrien's very first Community Fest was held in the grounds of Glenbrien Primary School. This event was organised as part of the National 'Big Hello' campaign to celebrate community and was an opportunity for people of all ages to get together and have some fun.

The organising team would like to express their gratitude to all those who attended and participated in the various activities and events throughout the afternoon. This event would not have been possible without the involvement of those who gave so generously of their time, talents and skills. Their contribution was invaluable.

The cost of running this event was facilitated through donations received in advance of the event and on the day itself. The running of events such as this would not be viable without this support. Thank you for your support. An income and expenditure account will be prepared in the coming weeks. If you have any queries or suggestions or wish to get involved in future community events please contact Ana Egan at 086 1939997.

PA summer Social Night

The parents' association summer Social Night and raffle was on in O'Briens Inn On Sunday, May 5. Great craic was had by all on the night. Many thanks to O'Briens Inn for sponsoring the music and finger food.

The lucky raffle winners were first: €150 One for All - Mary Molloy. Second: Sam McCauley Hamper - Tommy Doran. Third: €100 One for All - Pat Ellard. Fourth: Usbourne Book Hamper - Mary Jordan. Fifth: €50 Beautiful U - Majella Doran. Sixth:,€50 O'Briens Inn food voucher - Donna Connolly, seventh: Jackford Gin hamper - Brendan Doyle, eighth: Molsten Beer hamper - Trudy Lennon, ninth: Blondies Hairdressers wash and blow dry-Maureen Corr, 10th: Molsten Beer hamper - Pat Sludds, 11th: Cosmetics hamper - Matty Flynn.

Kids seller's prizes: €10 book tokens - Lilly Burke, Faye Robinson, Jane Quinsey, Oisin Reck. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Community Games

The local Community Games committee will hold the area finals of the athletic events in the community field, Garrywilliam, Crossabeg, this coming Thursday, May 16, with registration at 6.30 p.m. and the races under way at 7 p.m. Admission is €2 and parents are asked to lend a hand during the evening, to help with the smooth running of the events.

Open day at Artramon

Crossabeg senior citizens committee are delighted to host the open day at Artramon House and Gardens which will be held on Sunday, May 19, Gates open at 2 p.m. and admission is €5 per adult with children going free.

During the afternoon, guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens and ponds of Artramon while the children can explore the Fairy Garden. Refreshments will also be served and why not sit back and enjoy the lovely music which will be supplied by the ever popular Wexford Folk Orchestra.

Garden Evening

Castlebridge Show committee are holding a garden evening with Syl Doyle of Wilton Nursery, Bree, which will be held on Wednesday, June 5, in the Community Garden, Castlebridge, commencing at 8 p.m. Syl will do a walk and talk evening 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. The committee are also in the process of organising a flower arranging demonstration and a baking demonstration, to be held in the community centre. Dates as yet to be confirmed.

Oylegate

First Holy Communion

Second class pupils from Oylegate NS will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. Please continue to remember them in your prayers over the coming weeks.

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.

Second Hand Book Sale

This will take place on Tuesday, May 21, in Oylegate NS It will be open to everyone from 8.45 a.m. to 9.20 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Children will have an opportunity to buy books during the day. If anyone has any books they wish to donate, please drop them into the school during the week. All books are appreciated but particularly children's books. Please support.

Our Lady of Fatima School

The church gate collection for Our Lady of Fatima School raised €415.58 in Oylegate and €215.95 in Glenbrien. Thanks to all who supported this worthy cause.

GAA news

Best of luck to the senior hurlers when they play Fethard in the league on Tuesday evening, May 14, at 7.30 p.m. in Fethard.

Community Games

The local Community Games committee will hold the area finals of the athletic events in the community field, Garrywilliam, Crossabeg, this coming Thursday, May 16, with registration at 6.30 p.m. and the races under way at 7 p.m.

Admission is €2 and parents are asked to lend a hand during the evening, to help with the smooth running of the events.

Open day at Artramon

Crossabeg senior citizens committee are delighted to host the open day at Artramon House and Gardens which will be held on Sunday, May 19, Gates open at 2 p.m. and admission is €5 per adult with children going free.

During the afternoon, guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens and ponds of Artramon while the children can explore the Fairy Garden. Refreshments will also be served and why not sit back and enjoy the lovely music which will be supplied by the ever popular Wexford Folk Orchestra.

Garden Evening

Castlebridge Show committee are holding a garden evening with Syl Doyle of Wilton Nursery, Bree, which will be held on Wednesday, June 5, in the Community Garden, Castlebridge, commencing at 8 p.m.

Syl will do a walk and talk evening 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.

The committee are also in the process of organising a flower arranging demonstration and a baking demonstration, to be held in the community centre. Dates as yet to be confirmed.

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.

The Ballagh

GAA Facilities

All GAA and camogie age groups are back in training and the two pitches and the Hurling Wall/astroturf are a hive of activity most evenings. The Walking Track is also being well utilised by the local community as it provides a safe area for young and not-so-young to take a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk, at any time throughout the day and into the evening. Please remember that cycling is not permitted in the GAA grounds.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to the most recent winner-John Roche-who won €70. It costs just €2 to play and 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, Tim's Cafe, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL.

Defibrillator

A Defibrillator has been installed in Ballaghkeene National School, jointly funded by Ballaghkeene Community Project and the parents' association. Míle buíochas to everyone involved.

Active Retired

At a recent meeting of the Ballagh Active Retirement Group a calendar of events for 2019 was drawn up, including a Mid-Week Getaway to Racket Hall Country House Hotel, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, from June 17 to June 20. The all-inclusive price of €235 includes three nights dinner, bed and Breakfast, return Coach travel from the Ballagh, two Day Coach tours to places of interest in the surrounding area and Evening Entertainment. This trip is open to non-members also and a few seats are still available. If you are interested, please contact chairperson, Mary Fortune at 087 7987766, for further information.

Cheque Presentation

Well done to Bob Dunne of Bob's Bar, The Ballagh on presenting a cheque to the value of €700 to Mary Fortune, chairperson of the Ballagh Active Retirement Association, the proceeds of recent bingo sessions.

Hands for Life

CPR is an easy skill to learn. Join us and learn how to use your hands to save a life in an hour. We plan to run a course in Oulart before the end of May. We need 30 or more people aged 18 and over who would be interested in a free 'Hands for Life' training course. Please contact any of the following: Niamh Sinnott, Breda Flood or Liz Freeman.

Cúl Camps 2019

Parents/Guardians are reminded that two GAA and camogie Cúl Camps will be held in Oulart this summer. The first one will run from July 1 to July 5 and the second one from August 12 to August 16. For full details and booking see w.w.kelloggsculcamps.ie.

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