Monday 14 October 2019



The Jackpot of €9,600 was won by Brendan Byrne, Knockduff, Bree. The winning numbers were 2, 14, 21 and 32. There was one match 3 winner, Niamh Darcy, Ballyhogue. The next draw will be held in Ryan's Galbally on 2nd May at 8.30pm. Thank you for your continued support.


County Wexford Development Draw Tickets are now available. Contact Des Kehoe or any other committee member. 3 draw ticket for €50 or buy them separately; draw 1 €20; draw 2 €20; draw 3 €10. There are bonus draws for holders of the 3 draw ticket. Draws will take place in Wexford Park at 7pm on the last Wednesday of the month (25th April, 30th May, 27th June).


The annual Galbally Vintage/tractor run will take place on 27th May.


Marshalstown was the venue for the Junior's Got Talent Show. A good night was had by all from Bree and especially by the five talented acts put forward.

First to tread the boards was solo singer Claudia Sinnott who earned great praise for her song and beautiful voice. Claudia was followed by Katie Mai Mccabe who wowed the audience with her balletic poise and great gymnastic ability. Bree had two dance groups, the first consisting of Laura Butler, Mairead Crean, Claudia Sinnott, Katie Mai Mccabe and Saoirse Murphy who put together a riveting piece of dance entertainment to great praise from the judges.

Bree had one comedy act called ''King Phil's Royal Business Papers" which resulted in much mirth. The team was made up of Peter Rodgers, Mark Murphy Delahunty and Ryan Dobbs. Particular praise was given to the costumes which were created by Laoise Rodgers. The second dance group and the final act of the evening consisted of Olivia Howe, Nicole Roche and Sarah Phelan who danced with great style and energy and amazed the audience with their creative choreography and space-traveller costumes.

The U12's darts competition was held in March with Bree coming out tops. Peter Kelly, Anthony Butler and Mark Murphy Delahunty were the team with Mark throwing the winning dart. Club nights resume as usual on the 27th.


Thank you to everyone who supported the recent Cabaret held in Byrnes of Bree. A total of €610 was raised for the local club and The Irish Pilgrimage Trust. Best of luck to Niall Doyle representing Bree and Wexford Macra in the Mr Personality Festival being held in the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny next weekend. The Bree Volleyball team will also be in action representing the county in the National Volleyball Finals on Sunday next, 28th April in Kilkenny.


Athletic Training for Juniors (5-8 year olds) has resumed in the top field in Ballyhogue GAA grounds in Bree on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm. Cost per session is €2 to a max of €5 per family. Bree AC members (U8 and upwards) continue to train on the lower field at present. New members are very welcome.


The next meeting of the Men's Shed Group will take place on Thursday 26th April from 10am to 12 noon in Bree Hall. Activities such as fishing, crafts, photography, ironwork and woodwork have been discussed with all suggestions welcome.


Soccer training this Tuesday 24th April at 7pm at soccer pitch in Bree for U12 Boys outdoor 11 a side. Boys must be 10 yrs old and U12 at the 31st July 2012 (Born after 31st July 2000 and before 31st July 2002). U12 Girls outdoor 11 a side Soccer training Tuesday 24th April 6pm at soccer pitch Bree. Girls must be 9 years old and U12 as at the 31st July 2012 (Born after July 31st 2000 and before July 31st 2003) Please bring copy of Birth Cert, shinguards & €2 for both boys and girls. Contact Martin Humphrey 083 3676937.


The U12's played their first match recently but lost out to Ballymurn. Training continues every Thursday evening at 6.30pm and new members are welcome. The Juniors have played two matches. They beat Bunclody 5-11 to 5-5 and also won against Clonard 6-9 to 5-3.


The delay in progressing the parochial house renovation has been due to the fact that the house must be treated as a Regionally Listed Building, due to its proximity to the Church. It has been necessary to commission a conservation report to accompany an application to renovate, which requires County Council & Heritage Council approval. This report is expected during the coming week and an application to the statutory bodies is almost ready to proceed.

The broad terms of a budget for the work has been agreed in principle by the Parish Finance Committee with a number of options being considered. When tenders for various options have been received the Finance Committee will consult with the Parish Community, by means of an open meeting, before recommending a proposal to the Diocesan Property Committee for approval.