Celts denied by penalty save
BALLYMURN Celtic played Camolin last week and drew 3 goals each. Paul Dempsey scored 2 and mark Dempsey got the other. Unlucky not to snatch the victory in the end. Ballymurn Celtic were awarded a penalty kick but the camolin keeper made a great save to keep the ball out and not to find the back of the net.
Ballymurn Celtic played Camolin last week and drew 3 goals each. Paul Dempsey scored 2 and mark Dempsey got the other. Unlucky not to snatch the victory in the end. Ballymurn Celtic were awarded a penalty kick but the camolin keeper made a great save to keep the ball out and not to find the back of the net.
GAA CLUB NEWS
This weeks Lotto numbers were 2, 11, 16 and 21. There was no jackpot winner and there was 3 match 3 winners Lily Cummins, The Monday club and Mary Redmond. Next weeks jackpot is €10,000.
The Adult AGM will be held on Friday 3rd January in the forge, Crossabeg at 8pm.
The winners of the Christmas draw were Trisha O'Rourke from PJ's Diner who won the first prize of €1,000; Henry Goff won the hamper; Sheila Kelly, Monmore won the Pettits voucher and James Cummins won the Ferrycarrig voucher. Thanks to all who supported it both sellers and buyers.
CHRISTMAS IN ST. CORMAC'S
Tomorrow night, Wednesday 18th December, there will be a Penetential Service in St. Cormac's starting at 8.30pm. Confessions will be heard on Christmas Eve from 6.30pm to 7.00pm and the Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve will start at 8.00pm. Mass on Christmas morning will be at 10.00am. Fr. Byrne and all the Parish Council wish everyone in Boolavogue and the surrounding districts a happy and holy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
The staff and Board of Management of Boolavogue N.S. would like to wish all the pupils and their parents a Happy and holy Christmas and all the best for 2014. They would also like to congratulate the pupils and the Parents' Association on the wonderful success of the Christmas Concert. The school will close on Friday 20th December and re-open on Monday 6th January 2014.
The Boolavogue Penny Bank has finished for the year and pay-outs have been made to all the members. The first night for the new Penny Bank will be 4th January in Boolavogue hall, before Saturday night's vigil Mass.
Most games were cancelled last weekend due to the torrential rain but the U-13s travelled to Killenagh and lost by 0-4. With a gale blowing the length of the pitch, they conceeded all the goals in the first half. Piling on the pressure in the second half, they totally dominated the game but could not find a way past Killenagh's very talented keeper. The Youths beat Moyne Rangers by 5-0 and on Sunday the men's team had a good 4-1 win also.
On Wednesday of last week, Carrigeen took on Kilcormac in the quarter final of the Townsland Cup. James Walsh, man-of-the-match, scored one of Carrigeen's two goals with Cathal Walsh adding the second. With their solid form they will be hard to beat in the semi-final. Mullawnreagh and Crane played out a dour 0-0 draw in the other quarter final but Mullawnreagh went on to win by 4-2 on penalties. Austin Codd for the defeated Crane team was the man-of-the-match.
On Friday the 13th., Mullawnreagh beat Ballycarrigeen by a single goal, scored by a hard-working Colm O' Loughlin. Michael Ivory in goal was their man of the match as he denied the Ballycarrigeen side on numerous occasions in a tight competitive match which saw them advance into the final.
Ballyedmond have a bye into the Shield final while Ballyorley beat Monamolin by 2-0 after extra time in the Shield semi-final. Mark Gahan and Peadar Óg Lacey scored the goals.
Congratulations from all in Boolavogue to the Enniscorthy CBS team who won the Leinster U-16 Hurling title, beating Banagher of Offaly in an exciting final in Dr. Cullen Park, by 3-11 to 1-8. A special congratulations to the five representatives of Monageer/Boolavogue GAA club, Diarmuid Fenlon, Adam Dunne, Cathal Walsh, Robbie Donnelly and Peter Breen who were on the team and not forgetting Murtha Doyle, Glynnranny, a former pupil of Boolavogue N.S. who starred on the day.
The jackpot continues to survives and as a result an extra €100 has been added to the next jackpot. Anthony O' Loughlin, Murt Walsh and Leo DeLacey shared the €160 'match three' prize in the last draw while Mary Mitten and John Carton won the special Chritmas sellers' prize.
Eamonn Walsh, Daire Turner – who recently celebrated a significant birthday, John Donohoe (Meaugh), Paddy Breen, James Sweeney, Ken Power and the Stafford Grandchildren (X2) all won prizes in the special Christmas Draw. The next draw takes place in the Clubhouse in Monageer this Tuesday, the 17th. of December at 9.30pm. Tickets costing €2 are available from all club members and local retail outlets. Don't hesitate – you could be €10,000 richer for Christmas.
Contratulations to Helen Christophi who won a luxurious Vichy Hamper in a draw in McCauley's Pharmacy in Gorey recently.
Boolavogue National School will host an enrolment night in the school on 21st January at 7.30pm. Pupils from the school will be on hand to tell about their school and some of the activities they take part in there. They will be relating about their Lá Gaeilge, Easter Egg hunt, Prize giving day, and talking about how they use computers in their education as well as their participation in sports including soccer, hurling, camogie, and swimming. For more details, please contact the school at 053-9366998.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD
On Saturday night, 21st December, at the Vigil Mass, Caroline Farrington will be helping distribute Holy Communion and Dorothy will be on duty as Eucharistic Minister on Sunday morning the 22nd. of December. Catherine Doran will be reading at the Saturday evening Mass with Gay Gahan reading at the Sunday morning Mass.
On Christmas Eve, 24th Noeleen Hennessey and Georgina Gahan will be on duty as Eucharistic Ministers while Catherine Gahan is on duty at the Mass on Christmas Morning. Martina Ivory will be reading on Christmas Eve with Marie Barne reading on Christmas Morning.
Last year Monageer/Boolavogue GAA club ran a 'Biggest Loser' competition to raise funds, with Donnie Walsh triumphing. Next year, in January 2014, they are running the competition again, with some added twists! Instead of ten teams competing, they are going to try to set up a team in each townsland and extend the scope of the competition.
HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL
The Board of management and the parents association would like to thank all those parents and guardians who helped with the bag packing in Dunnes Stores last weekend, and to all those who donated to the collection.
The time table of events for the coming week in the lead up to the Xmas break are as follows. Childrens visit to Lawson House Monday the 16th 11.00 am. Christmas concert in the school on Wed the 18th 12.30 and 7 pm. Christmas Mass in the Church Thursday 19th December at 9.30. Concert in the Opera Hse Thurs 19th Dec. at 11.30 am. Christmas Disco in School on Friday 20th December from 7.30 to 9.00 pm.
Glenbrien Parents Association will host a Mulled wine and Mince pie reception on Christmas eve after mass again this year. We would encourage all the community to come along and join in this now annual event.
Many thanks to all those who attended and supported the Demonstration on Friday last. It was a very sucessfull and enjoyable evening.
OLD SCHOOL CENTRE
A large crowd turned out for the Official opening of the Old school centre on Sunday last. Many thanks to Nora Cahill for cutting the ribbon and to Mary Halligan for unveiling the plaque.
Billy Quirke the chairman of the group thanked all the volunteers on behalf of the community for all their hard work saying" without them this day would not have been possible " he also thanked the Scouts, the Ballymurn Mummers, Paddy White, Arty Sludds, Domo Davitt, Paul Flynn Fiona and Orla Quirke for providing the entertainment and all the ladies who helped with the teas and anyone else who helped in any way to make the day such a great occaision . The centre is now open for booking Please contact Marie on 0872546278.
Both of the church cleaning groups will get together on Monday the 19th December at 7.pm to clean the church in preperation for Christmas.
Church cleaning takes place once a month, why not make it your New Years resolution and give one hour every second month. If you would like to join the rota please contact Marie on 087 2546278.
Community Draw results for Nov. Pat and Mary Martin, Billy Quirke , Danny and Ellen Murphy, Mary Halligan Matty and Kathleen Flynn The Dec. draw will take place on Dec. 29th and on this date there will be two draws for December. We would like to wish all the Community a very Happy Christmas and thank you sincerly for your support though out 2013.
THE STORYTELLING GROUP
A great night was had by all last week special thanks to Mags and Patsey Mc Cormack for the use of the Lounge during the year and to all those who have supported us donated to the raffles and made buns and cakes for the tea. We would like to wish Anne Farrell all the best wishes for a speedy recovery and hope she will be feeling well real soon.
We would also like to extend our deepest sympathy to any of the members who have lost loved ones in 2013.
GET WELL WISHES
Best wishes for a speedy return to full health are extended to Martin Storey, Oulart-The Ballagh's former club and county star and current manager of the club senior hurlers. Players, officers and members as well as the wider community appreciate the tremendous service that Martin has always given, and continues to give to the club and we all look forward to seeing him patrolling the side-lines for many years to come. Abhallort-An Bealach Abú!
The sympathy of the community is extended to Noel, Marie, Carol and Eimear Davis on the recent death of their father George, Monageer, (formerly Kyle, Oulart). Condolences also to his brothers, sisters, other relatives and friends. The late Mr. Davis who had had been in failing health for a few years, will be sadly missed by his sorrowing family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
OULART CHURCH CHOIR
With Christmas just around the corner, choir-master, Sean Hallahan, will hold a practice in St. Mochua's Church, on Monday and Thursday of this week, beginning at 8pm.
All singers, male and female, young and not so young are invited to attend the practice in order to be ready to sing out our joy at the great feast of Christmas.
Tickets for the St. Patrick's Church Raffle should be returned to Joan Doyle or Fr. Browne before Sunday 22nd December.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul wishes to thank the Oulart community for contributing 825 euro in the recent Church gate collection. This generous contribution will help to make Christmas a happier time for some very deserving families.
STRICTLY CLUB DANCING
Oulart-The Ballagh G.A.A. will stage their Strictly Club Dancing heat in White's Hotel Wexford on 15th February. Thirteen couples are presently preparing "to take the floor" to demonstrate their skill and expertise in the quick-step, jive, cha-cha etc and at the same time, various fund-raising efforts are underway, with our dancing couples and their helpers organising various enjoyable events to shorten the winter and hopefully generate some much-needed funds to help us achieve our ambitions in 2014. A sample of those initiatives are included in these notes.
Demand is brisk and orders are still being taken for exclusive autographed hurleys, bearing the signatures of the players and management who achieved the unique distinction of being the only club ever to win Five-in-a-row of Wexford Senior ChampionshipsÄ-a feat not likely to be achieved again. This "Camán na Laoch" would be suitable for display in a business premises as well as a present for an ardent fan or collector of G.A.A. memorabilia. Ring Breda 086-1686978 to place an order. Proceeds to Oulart-The Ballagh G.A.A.
Supporters of Garrett and Anne Sinnott have arranged a novel fund-raiser to be held in The Oulart Hill Bar on Sunday 15th December. For just 10 euro for adults and 5 euro for children you can enjoy a sumptuous Sunday lunch cooked to perfection by a renowned local chef. Forget about the cooking, de-stress and bring the family! Contact Martin Redmond for further details. 087-4176312.
THE ROSE OF OULART
Keep Saturday January 11th free for our first "Rose of Oulart" competition. Several potential Roses have already entered and the tanning, waxing and manicuring has begun. The Roses will be interviewed by our very own Daithí O Diomsaigh (aka Lar D) and the contestants will be performing their unique party pieces. Proceeds to the "Strictly Club Dancing" campaign of Marian Quigley and Bartle Sinnott.
SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY
January 12th has been selected as the date for Oulart Senior Citizens' Party that caters for those who have reached the age of 65 years plus. Invitations will be sent out after Christmas and if there are new residents in the area or people not on the usual mailing list the Committee would be pleased to be informed. Contact Eddie O'Grady, Sean Byrne, Eileen Ryan or Audrey Tate.
The last class of 2013 will be on Monday 23rd December. Zumba resumes on Monday 6th January. Debbie sends Christmas greetings to all.
Pilates Monday 6th January 8.30pm-9.30pm. Tuesday 7th January 10am-11 am. Booking essential Phone 086-8122535 .
The venue is Pierce Redmond's, Raheenduff, the date is Sunday 22nd December and the craic will be mighty! Not to be missed! Support Bartle Sinnott /Marian Quigley's Strictly Club Dancing.