The Adam Nolan Olympic Support Committee presented the proceeds of their fundraising to date to Adam on Tuesday 10th July in Marty's Bar, Oulart. This was the last opportunity for well-wishers to meet our own parish Olympian before he departed for the training camp, in Italy and from there on to London.
Also present on the night were Anne and John, Adam's proud parents, his sister Leanne and brother Darren, Keith Doyle, (Astor Enterprises, Enniscorthy) local Councillor and Co. Councillor; Martin O'Connor a former boxing mentor of Adam, many of Adam's former hurling team-mates, some visitors on vacation and members of the local community all of whom extended their personal good wishes to the young man from Ballymurray who is a national and European champion and who, from now on, will be recognised and remembered as an Irish Olympian. By popular request, Anne Nolan sang "The ring your mother wore" while songs were also sung by Jim Dunne, Nita Holton and James Troy.
Breda Jacob was MC for the night and other speakers included Fr. Jordan who recalled his own days as an under-age mentor when Adam was a player and he spoke of the many qualities possessed by Adam that ensured his success as a person and sportsman while Sergeant Brendan Moore, speaking on his own behalf and on behalf of his colleagues in the Gardai, made a presentation to Adam and spoke of the high regard in which Adam is held and predicted great success for him.
Adam responded by thanking everyone for their support and good wishes and the whole assembly joined in the singing of "He's a jolly good fellow".
Colourful car stickers, featuring Adam Nolan, in boxing pose and incorporating the Olympic logo along with the Wexford and Oulart-The Ballagh flags, are now available at €3 each. They are on sale in local shops. Anyone who got one at the Coffee Morning is asked to return it for a free replacement because those samples contained a small printing error.
SUPPORT BANK ACCOUNT
The money, donated and raised and lodged to a special account in the Bank of Ireland, Enniscorthy (A/c No. 97575504) was presented to Adam, by Rev. Fr. John Jordan, retired parish priest on 10th July in Marty's Bar, Oulart. As there may still be people who would like to contribute to the fund, the organisers (Fr. Jordan, Jimmy Bolger, Catherine Murphy, Marie Prendergast and Breda Jacob) have decided that the fund will remain open until the conclusion of the Olympics. Contact any of the above for details.
STARS IN THEIR EYES
The Carl Doyle Memorial Committee have organised a night of fun and frolics in Marty's Bar, Oulart on Friday 27th July when you will have an opportunity to hear and see the local interpretation of "Stars in their Eyes".
Appearing will be Stavros Flatley, Richie Kavanagh, Spice Girls, Crystal Swing, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, Abba, Amy Winehouse and Johnny Cash & June Carter. Admission is free and you will have a chance to vote for your favourite act. All proceeds to St. Gabriel's Ward, Wexford General Hospital.
DRAMA SUMMER SCHOOL
Michelle Burton will hold a Drama Summer School in St. Joseph's F.C. Kilmuckridge from Monday 16th to Friday 20th July, from 10am -1pm each day. The Drama Summer School will cost €50 per child and will cater for boys and girls aged 7 years and upwards. There is the possibility of an afternoon session catering for youngsters aged 12 and upwards, depending on the interest and demand. For expressions of interest, enquiries or booking please ring Michelle on 0860652636.
The following were prizewinners in the raffle held at the Kilcormac Fete: Leslie Dixon, Anne Dwyer, Breda Jacob, Gillian Earle, Willie Chapman, Lil Downes, Mag Evans, Herbie Hawkins and Phyllis Chapman. The winners of the Hampers were Jim Dunne and Avril Downes. The organisers wish to thank all who supported the Fete and are pleased to announce that €10,000 was raised.
Oulart Tidy Towns Committee would like to thank all who co-operated with them in cleaning and tidying the village and its environs, recently. The committee members are appealing to users of the recycling facilities at the cemetery wall to refrain from leaving empty containers and rubbish near the bins and in that general area.
We are aware that people from outside the area are also using the facility and some are abusing it, so civic minded people are asked to be vigilant in order to prevent the problem escalating. It would be a shame if the bins had to be removed due to the disregard of the few.
The Tidy Towns Committee congratulates the pupils and staff of Scoil Mochua on achieving their Green Flag and on winning the prize for the best clean-up in the county. Tidy Towns, Oulart will meet again in September to draw up plans for next year's work.