The match that the whole parish, and indeed the whole county, has been waiting for will finally go ahead on next Sunday 30th January in Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow when Oulart-The Ballagh senior hurlers take on the Kilkenny champions, O'Loughlin Gaels, in the Leinster club-championship hurling final. Throw-in time is 2pm.
Supporters are encouraged to make the stands a sea of Red-and-Black and to be extra vocal in support of our club representatives as they endeavour to win a first provincial title. Please dress yourself and your children in as much of the club colours as you can and if you don't have the jerseys, jackets, hats, headbands or flags do try and borrow them from families that have ample supplies.
If your finances can stretch that far you can also buy club gear from Tommy Davitt, Kilbride, The Ballagh
G.A.A. SUPER DRAW
Oulart-The Ballagh G.A.A. "Super Draw" that was postponed because of the snow will now take place on Friday 4th February, two days before the Senior Camogie team play in the All-Ireland semi-final.
Parishioners and people from the surrounding areas have been most generous in their response to the ticket sellers and, in spite of the recession, have welcomed the opportunity to support the club in its endeavours on and off the playing fields.
Anyone who was given tickets to sell and has not yet returned them to the club is asked to return them, sold or unsold, to any club officer, committee member or draw promoter as soon as possible. The draw will be held in Oulart Community Centre and all supporters and parishioners are invited to attend.
Refreshments will be served so please come along and be present for the drawing of the winning tickets and the announcement of the names of the winners.
Lady Luck has been smiling on our Lotto participants recently, with jackpot winners emerging from the last two draws! Congratulations to Dennis and David Morton who won the Lotto Jackpot on 4th January and to Claire Whelan, Blackwater who was the lucky winner of the Jackpot on Tuesday 19th January. The next Club lotto will be held on Tuesday 1st February. Don't forget to enter as perhaps three-in-a row beckons for some lucky punter.
Sympathy is extended to Martin and Matty Leacy & families on the death of their sister Sheila, who had lived in Oylegate in recent years. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam dilis.
Congratulations to Emily Guerin who won 2nd prize in Wexford Co. Council's "Design a Decoration" competition. Emily, a pupil of Scoil Mochua, designed a Christmas scene from recycled/reusable materials.
OLD MOBILE PHONES
Scoil Mochua recently secured a new laptop computer for the school having collected 100 old mobile phones. Thanks to everyone who donated them. Scoil Mochua intends to continue collecting the used phones so if you have any lying around the house please hand them in so that another laptop may be procured for the use of the pupils.
The Enniscorthy Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland wishes to thank all the generous contributors to the Church gate collection that was held on 15th/16th January. The amount collected was 316 euro. The money raised will help to organise professional tutorial support for children diagnosed with dyslexia, helping them to develop their skills in small workgroups. For further information go to www.dyslexia.ie or contact the co-coordinator at 085-8074260.
The Oulart Active Retirement group resumed their activities on Tuesday 18th January with the weekly bowles. The A.G.M. that was postponed on account of the snow has been re-scheduled for 1st February in the Community Centre, at 2pm. All members are requested to attend while new members are always welcome. The membership fee of 10 euro is now due and may be paid at the A.G.M. or handed to any committee member.
French classes will resume in the Legion Hall, in Oulart, on Tuesday 1st February. Starting time is 10.30am. Contact 053-9136940 for further information
The next meeting of the Parents' Association of Scoil Mochua will be held on 2nd February at 8pm. All parents/guardians of primary school pupils are invited to attend.
Hip-hop classes will resume in Oulart Community Centre on Wednesdays from 5.30pm-6.30pm for children 6-8 years old and from 6.30pm-7.30pm for youngsters from 8years and upwards. Ring 0539136185 for further information.
The January meeting that was held on Thursday 13th was well attended. Guild President, Mrs. Anne O Connor welcomed back the members after the Christmas break while the Secretary, Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald outlined a number of events that will take place in the near future.
The secretary, together with Mrs. Clare Cooney and Mrs. Kathleen Hyland were nominated to represent the guild in the I.C.A. quiz in Oylegate on 20th January. A special lunch has been organised by the Co. Federation, for Sunday 30th January, in the Talbot Hotel at which the next 100 years of I.C.A. will be launched.
The Federation has also organised a Monster Story-telling night, for charity, in the Riverside Park, Hotel for Wednesday 2nd February. Story-telling houses from all around the county will present their party pieces and among the beneficiaries will be the Special Olympics team from Co. Wexford.
Oulart guild is in the process of arranging a visit from a cancer specialist in the near future and it is intended that this will be an open night for all who are interested to attend. Further details will be available later.
SENIOR SCOR FINALS
The Co. Wexford finals of the adult Scor competition will be held in Oulart in midFebruary. Anyone who would like to represent the local G.A.A. or Camogie club in any of the competitions is asked to contact Breda Jacob (086-1686978) as soon as possible.
The categories are: Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Figure Dancing, Set Dancing, Recitation, Novelty Act, Instrumental music and Quiz.