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Sunday 20 October 2019

Around the districts: Crossabeg, Oulart and The Ballagh, Over The Water

Carmel Foley and Joe Costello enjoying a cuppa at the Bewleys coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in The Forge, Crossabeg
Carmel Foley and Joe Costello enjoying a cuppa at the Bewleys coffee morning in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in The Forge, Crossabeg

Crossabeg: Coffee morning - There was a very good attendance at Kyle Forge on Thursday last for the annual Wexford Hospice coffee morning.

The glorious weather added to the enjoyment of the occasion, where neighbours gathered together for a cup of tea or coffee and were also served some lovely refreshments. The organising committee wish to thank all who attended, those who donated cakes, tarts, etc, to all who gave donations and dipped deep into their pockets and all who helped out on the day. The Bewleys Hamper was won by Ella O'Connor.

Appreciation

Many thanks to each and everyone who supported the recent churchgate collection taken up on behalf of the local Community Games. Your generosity is much appreciated and will greatly assist the committee in carrying out the busy calendar of events for the coming season.

Vintage news

The Over the Water Vintage Club are holding a Road Run, which will take place on Sunday, October 13, starting out from Ballymurn village at 12.30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (Group 94) to provide special pilgrimage holidays to Lourdes for children and young people with special needs. Your support for this worthy cause will be greatly appreciated, and the organisers are looking forward to seeing you all on the day.

Youth club AGM

The annual general meeting of the Crossabeg Youth club will be held in Kyle Forge this evening, Tuesday, September 24, at 8 p.m. All parents/guardians are most welcome. This is a great opportunity to get information on all the facilities and activities that are available for members of a Youth club, and information on the local clubs activities and suggestions for the children for the coming year.

Schools Marathon

St Killian's AC will host their annual schools marathon which will take place this Wednesday, September 25, commencing at 10.30 a.m at the local community field at Garrywilliam. Children from Crossabeg, Ballymurn, Oylegate, Glenbrien, Castlebridge, Screen and Curracloe schools are expected to attend. The group of no more than 30 children from each school will run a full marathon course, which will consist of over 60 rounds of relay running around the track, which is no mean achievement for these youngsters. There is a great atmosphere during the race and their supporters give them plenty of encouragement. So why not come down to the community field and cheer them on.

Condolences

We extend our condolences to the family of the late Sharon O'Brien, Lower John street, Wexford and formerly of Castlebridge, whose death occured on Thursday, September 12. She is survived by her son Dean, Mother Joan (née Berney, Saunderscourt, Crossabeg) Stepfather, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Her funeral took place to Castlebridge cemetery following prayers at Mackens funeral home on Monday, September 16, RIP.

Athletics

St Killian's AC senior athletes have had a busy couple of weeks being spoiled with the amount of local road races on offer. Niall Sheil travelled to Kilmore AC who hosted their inaugural Toddy Moore 10k. They seem to manage perfect conditions every year and this year was no different with an ideal evening. Niall had a great race and looked comfortable in taking the win. John Egan has been putting in good work over the summer and it was great to see him having a good run in St Paul's Athletic Club Rochefreigth five mile race coming home in a super seventh place.

The club were well represented in the Oylegate 10k and half marathon with Brian O'Shaughnessy having a marvellous run to finish in 10th place. Mary Moran finishing in 100th place and Gerry Moran finishing in 103rd in the 10k. Deirdre O'Grady has been putting the work in and finished in 136th place in the Half Marathon with Tara Jarvis finishing in 144th and Gail Kavanagh also getting the reward for all of those training miles to finish close behind in 146th place. Well done to all involved.

Juvenile Athletics

St Killian's AC had eight athletes competing at the Taghmon AC open Cross-Country on Sunday week last. Thanks to the parents who brought their children to the venue, with many of them running their first ever race. Congratulations to Kyra Jarvis, who finished first in her event and well done to Chloe, Lily Ann, Zach, Noah, Louise, Suzannah and Darragh for running their little hearts out. Training takes place every Monday and Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the community field. Any athlete aged seven or older is welcome. Membership details can be provided on the night.

Bookings at community field

Anyone, who wishes to hold group events or classes and needs to book a slot at the community field should do so by emailing crossabegballymurncommunity @gmail.com. In recent weeks, applications have been submitted for substantial grants under both leader and Towns and Villages schemes to support the building project at the community field. Decisions will be made on these applications over the coming weeks. Fingers crossed, there will be good news for the development.

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Oulart & The Ballagh

Bereavements

The sympathy of the community is extended to the family, relatives, and friends of the late Alison Grimes (née Armstrong), Kyle Meadow, Oulart, who died following a local traffic accident on Tuesday, September 17. Alison will be sadly missed and remembered with love by her husband Richard, her cherished daughters Katie and Jenny, brothers Laurence, Thomas and John, sisters Maria, Imelda and Bernadette, mother-in-law Jenny, Katie's partner Lee, nieces, nephews, extended family and her many friends. Her funeral Mass took place last Friday, in St Patrick's Church, Oulart, following which she was laid to rest in Oulart Cemetery.

Sincere condolences are also extended to the Bartle, John and Tom Sinnott, Joan Doyle and Majella Doran and their families on the recent death of their first cousin John Wickham 'Delta' Knockmarshall, Enniscorthy. John was son of the late Paddy and Kathleen (née Sinnott).

Oulart ICA

The Oulart Guild ICA held its monthly meeting on Monday, September 16. Anne Byrne, former guild president was in the Chair, due to the absence of Marie Porritt. Lucy Bolger and Breda Jacob were complimented on the fine performance of the Wexford ICA Pitch and Putt team at the all-Ireland Final, with Lucy having one of the highest scores on the day. Guild secretary, Anne O'Connor volunteered to represent Oulart Guild at the next Federation meeting, speaking on the topic 'If I were an animal I would be -'. The September competition (a holiday photograph) was won by Anne O'Connor. New members, of any age, are always welcome to join Oulart Guild ICA the meetings are held in Oulart Community Centre on the third Monday of the month.

Official Opening

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA and camogie clubs are among the most successful in the county and as well as promoting Gaelic Games the club continues to add to its fine facilities, so as to continue to serve its members, into the future. The new Stand and astroturf area will be officially opened on Sunday, September 29, at 2 p.m. There will be some underage games on display and refreshments will be served. All members of the parish community are invited to attend and to view the new facilities.

Fixtures

Best of luck to all Oulart-The Ballagh teams that are still in championship contention: the senior camogie, under-15 hurling and under-14 and under-16 camogie.

Nursery Training

Red and Black Play and Stay Nursery for boys and girls aged four to five years (born 2014 and 2015) continues for another couple of weeks, on Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. Thank you to Eileen Codd for co-ordinating the rota etc.

Club lotto

The GAA lotto draw takes place every two weeks and the prize fund now stands at 14, €400. The latest numbers drawn were 8, 18, 22 and 31. The Bonus number was 15. The lucky-dip winners of €30 each were Annette and Nick, The Still, Pauline Davitt, Jack Roche, Bridget Atkinson and Tom Breen c/o Gary's.

Development Draw

The results of the Development Draw for August were as follows: Catherine Dunne-Hendley (€100), David Redmond (€50), Michael and Margaret Leacy, Hill House (€50). Thank you to all who consistently support the GAA Club.

Community Centre Bingo

Sunday night bingo, which proved so popular earlier in the year, will recommence in Oulart Community Centre on the first Sunday in October (sixth), beginning at 8 p.m. Enquiries re bingo should be made to Martin Dempsey, chairman Oulart Community Centre.

Split-the-pot

Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot congratulates its latest winner-Caroline Brohan-who won €116. The next draw will be held on September 23. Entry envelopes are available from local businesses.

Ministers of the Word

Readers at St Patrick's Church, Oulart are reminded that the new Rota comes into operation in October. All Readers are asked to contact Breda Jacob to indicate their willingness or otherwise to continue as a Minister of the Word. Please text or email before September 25.

The Ballagh Split-the-pot

Congratulations to our recent winners Ken O'Connor €73 and Mary Murphy €59. Thank You for your support. 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, Dick Britton PVC Ltd., The Trading Post, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Ballagh Clothes Collection

The parents' association is organising a clothes collection to raise funds for the school on October 1 Any unwanted clothes, shoes, bed linen, towels, etc. can be donated. Bags can be dropped off at the school on Sunday, September 29, before and after Mass (10: 40 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11: 30 to 12: 00) and on Monday, September 30, before and after school (8: 40 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2: 40 p.m. to 3 p.m.). Thank You for your support.

Family Notices

If you would like these Notes to include details of your family births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, achievements and successes 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.

Over the Water

Cards

Partners 45 cards for turkeys will commence in Hotel Curracloe on Thursday, October 3, at 9 p.m. There is an open draw and all are welcome. You must play a minimum of six nights to qualify for the grand Christmas final. Keep that date in your diaries.

Curracloe school news

Congratulations to the winner of the school's first split-the-pot draw, Kieran Cullen, who won €142.50. Envelopes are on sale in all the local Curracloe businesses as well as at the school for €2 for one draw, six draws for €10 or 12 draws for €20.

The boys and girls are back training and looking forward to taking part in both the Rackard League and Mini 7's games again this year. We wish them all good luck.

Vintage news

The Over the Water Vintage Club are holding a Road Run, which will take place on Sunday, October 13, starting out from Ballymurn village at 12.30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (Group 94) to provide special pilgrimage holidays to Lourdes for children and young people with special needs. Your support for this worthy cause will be greatly appreciated, and the organisers are looking forward to seeing you all on the day.

Condolences

We extend our condolences to the family of the late Sharon O'Brien, Lower John street, Wexford and formerly of Castlebridge, whose death occured on Thursday, September 12. She is survived by her son Dean, mother Joan (née Berney, Saunderscourt, Crossabeg) stepfather, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Her funeral took place to Castlebridge cemetery following prayers at Mackens funeral home on Monday, September 16, RIP.

Development lotto

Results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, September 15, The numbers drawn were 6, 16, 17 and 25. There was no jackpot winner and four match-three winners, who each received €40, John Redmond, Riverglen, Curracloe; Sue and Ester, c/o Sue Stoute; Cora Doyle, c/o John Furlong and SSSC.J Kelly, Screen. The weekly draw takes place every Sunday night at 9 p.m.

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