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Sunday 17 December 2017

OULART

ALL-IRELAND WINNERS: Congratulations to Una & Mary Leacy, Karen and Colleen Atkinson, Ursula & Helena Jacob, Shelley & Stacey Kehoe and Ciara Storey on winning All-Ireland Senior Camogie medals last Sunday in Croke Park.

Well done to Una on captaining the side, to Ursula on finishing as joint top scorer in the championship (2 goals 63 points) and to the eight local players who were runners-up in the All-Ireland Intermediate championship final: Helena Jacob, Colleen Atkinson, Shauna Sinnott, Stacey Redmond, Shelley and Stacey Kehoe and Emma and Aishling Moran. Bridget Moran was in charge of First Aid for the two teams and was an indispensable part of the back-room team.

The local G.A.A. & Camogie clubs organised a great welcome for the Wexford teams on Tuesday night. Great credit is due to all the people who helped erect and decorate the stage and the surrounding area.

The next challenge facing the OulartThe Ballagh players is to contest the Co. senior final against Shelmaliers/St. Ibar's, in early October.

SENIOR HURLING

Best of luck to Oulart-The Ballagh Senior hurlers in the Co. semi-final against Ferns St. Aidan's in Wexford Park, next Sunday, 26th September.

ENGAGEMENT

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Esther Dempsey, The Folly and Chris McGrath, Castlebridge who celebrated their engagement recently.

SCOIL MOCHUA NOTES

Hurling coaching for pupils from first to 6th class will take place weekly until the Hallowe'en break, weather permitting. The School Savings scheme operates on Tuesdays while swimming for 2nd, 4th and 6th classes will run on Wednesdays, for five weeks.

The swimming bus leaves at 2.30pm and returns at 4.20pm. The Homework Club begins on Monday 4th October and runs for ten weeks consecutively.

SCRAP METAL

Collection Don't forget that the scrap metal collection continues at John McGrath's yard in Oulart. The proceeds from the sale go to the church restoration fund.

BAG PACKING

Many thanks to all the people who helped with the recent bag-packing, at Super Valu, Enniscorthy, on the first weekend of September. The event raised more than €2,000 towards the new windows in St. Patrick's Church.

HANDBALL

The A.G.M. of Oulart Handball Club will be held on Monday 27th September in the G.A.A. Complex. All members are requested to attend and new members are always welcome.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION

The Parents & Friends of the Severely Intellectually Disabled will hold a Church gate collection on the weekend of 25th/26thSeptember.

OULART PANTOMINE

Boys and girls, (aged 11 years and upwards by 31st December 2010), who would like to participate in "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs", are invited to come to Oulart Community Centre on Tuesday 28th September, from 6.30pm-7.30pm when registration will take place and the fee of €10 per family will be collected. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian on registration night.

SUMOBI KENNELS

Maureen and Jimmy Wade's "Sumobi Kennel" was to the fore at two shows, one international and one national, last weekend. On Saturday, with judges from all over the world, 1800 dogs competed, including Fifi and Susie.

The judge from Argentina awarded "Fifi" Green Star, Best of Breed and her third international certificate. She then went into the sight-hound group against stiff opposition and got Group 3 under a judge from Spain. Susie was naughty and so got no awards! Fifi continued her successful showing on Sunday, under Irish and Portuguese judges, and got the same wins, to complete a wonderful weekend for Oulart and Wexford.

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