Monday 19 August 2019



The death occurred, early on Monday 19th September, of Owen Kinsella, Ballineroad, the last surviving member of the family of the late Michael and Elizabeth Kinsella.

Owen had celebrated his eighty-sixth birthday in April and had been in reasonable good health up to recently.

His sister Ellen Jacob passed away six weeks ago while his other sisters, Maggie McCarrick, Agnes O'Grady, Hannah Byrne and Stasia Bergin, as well as his brother Mikie Kinsella also pre-deceased him.

He will be sadly missed by nephew Michael Jacob and Breda and family as well as by Robbie and Christy Jacob and Bridie Doran and their families, Sean O'Grady, the family of the late Stasia Bergin as well as by dear friends Lil Earle, Peter, Anne and Sean Keane and the Sinnott, O'Brien and Hayden families, all of whom were so good to Owen during his long and happy life.

Owen was laid to rest in the new cemetery, Oulart on Wednesday 21st September, following requiem Mass celebrated by Fr. John Jordan, retired parish priest of Oulart.

The family and friends of Owen would like to thank everyone who helped at the funeral, especially Catherine O'Brien and the other neighbours and friends who organised the catering and Sean Byrne and Oulart Community Centre committee for the use of the premises and for all their practical help. G.A.A. NEWS

Oulart-The Ballagh adult hurling teams have all progressed satisfactorily in the current championships.

Our senior hurlers defeated Buffers Alley, last Sunday to qualify for the county final, against Rathnure, that will be played in Wexford Park on Sunday 9th October. This coming Saturday, 1st October, our Intermediate hurlers will contest the Co. semi-final, against Duffry Rovers, in Wexford Park at 4.30pm.

Our Junior hurlers are to be congratulated on reaching their Co. "C" final two weeks ago where they lost a talented, upand-coming St. James team, from Ramsgrange while our under 21 team reached the Co. semi-final, only losing after a replay.

All our players and managements, officials, members and supporters are to be congratulated on their great efforts during 2011 and are wished the best of luck in their remaining matches. Now is the time to put up the flags, banners and bunting to show our support for, and pride in, our hurling heroes. CLUB GEAR

Supporters wishing to order or buy Oulart-The Ballagh club gear should contact Tommy Davitt (087-8201710). The club shop will be open, for the sale of adult and children's gear, on Friday night, in the Upper Complex, 8pm-9pm. KEYS FOUND

Following the camogie homecoming celebrations in Oulart a set of keys was found. Owner can be re-united with them by ringing Geraldine on 087-9227931 CHARITY AUCTION

In order to raise funds for the annual Senior Citizens Party the Oulart Senior Citizens Committee intends holding a Charity Auction in the Community Centre, in October. The organisers are appealing for donations of good quality, saleable items. No clothes or beds will be accepted and electrical items must be in working order.

If you are unable to deliver the items to the Community Centre on the appointed day (yet to be announced) the organisers will arrange collection. Enquiries etc. to Sean Byrne (087 6486279) or Eddie O'Grady (078-2771735) COFFEE MORNING

The fundraising group for St. Mochua's Church will hold a Coffee Morning and Cake Sale in Marty's Lounge on Friday 7th October, from 10am-12.30pm. There will also be a raffle and a door prize. Tickets are on sale at €3 each. Donations of cakes will be greatly appreciated.

There have been no fund-raising events for St. Mochua's for the past six years and it costs approximately €1,000 per annum to run the restored Church, which is independent of parish funds.

Kathleen Hyland's book "Profile of a parish" has raised €1,000 for St. Mochua's to date and further copies are available from the author (053-9126898). Your support for the Coffee Morning would be greatly appreciated. NOVENA

The annual novena to St. Therese of Lisieux began on Friday 23rd September and will conclude, nine days later, on 1st October. The Novena prayers will be recited in St. Mochua's Church, each of the nine evenings, at 7.30pm I.C.A. GUILD

Some members of Oulart Guild, I.C.A. will take part in a "Knit-a-ton" in aid of the Heart Foundation, on Friday evening, 30th September, in the Legion of Mary Hall, Oulart. The October meeting will be held on Thursday 13th at 8pm, in Cooney's Lounge. New members are always welcome. ZUMBA

Zumba with Debbie continues in Oulart Community Centre on Mondays from 7pm-8pm. Classes are also held on Saturday mornings, 10am-11am. Pay as you go, only €7 per class. Tell your friends and don't forget to bring your bottle of water! ACTIVE RETIRED

The Ballagh Active Retired Group will travel on their last trip of the year on Tuesday 11th October.

New Ross will be their destination and they will visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, the J.F.K. homestead and the New Ross Tapestry followed by dinner in The Mount Brandon Hotel. The whole trip will cost a mere 45 euro. For further details and booking please ring Bessie Kehoe on 053-9136267 THANK YOU

The Wexford Branch of Down's Syndrome Ireland would like to thank every one who gave so generously to their church gate collection on Saturday and Sunday 17th/18th September. Thanks also to the collectors for all their help and time. The amount collected and banked was €460.51.

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