Thursday 20 June 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Glenbrien, Monageer, The Ballagh

Mary Hartigan, Josie Browne and Máire Ní Bhriain at the launch of ‘Sagairt Chróga Fhearna’ by Séamus S. de Vál in the Athenaeum
Mary Hartigan, Josie Browne and Máire Ní Bhriain at the launch of ‘Sagairt Chróga Fhearna’ by Séamus S. de Vál in the Athenaeum

Ballymurn: Community Development - Ballymurn Community Development Group fundraising committee are in the process of contacting all businesses within our community in relation to our upcoming Dog Night on Monday, July 1, in Enniscorthy.

We really appreciate the businesses that have already committed in supporting this event by way of sponsoring a race and/or taking out an advertising spot on the programme on the night. If you have not been contacted yet and would like to sponsor a race or take out an advert please contact Bobby Redmond via Facebook and he will contact you directly. This we hope to be our main fundraiser and we want to put a huge effort so that we are in good position in applying for funding for the re-development of our community hub.

We will have our ticket sellers knocking on doors shortly selling tickets for this event, your contribution will be greatly appreciated. Tickets are €10 each for adult and children under the age of 18 go free, This will be a family fun event for our community with further details to follow.

We would like to remind us all, we all get benefit from our community centre, one way or another, directly or indirectly. so we need the support of every individual in our community and beyond to help us raise the vital funds to get this project up and running.


Bingo is played every Monday night in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn starting at 9 p.m.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to Marian Redmond and family, St Joseph's Terrace, Ballymurn on the death of her husband Markie Redmond and to his sisters Catherine and Seanie Murphy and family, Kilmallock and to Sheila and John Murphy, Ballina. May he rest in peace.

GAA news

Lotto - Numbers drawn were 9, 12, 15 and 28. No winner, three match 3s Linda Butler Pauline Cummins Next jackpot €10,000.

Best of luck to all our players doing Junior Cert or Leaving Cert students over the next few weeks.

Tidy Towns

Application is done and dusted, and the tubs, hanging baskets and signs are all planted. A huge thanks to our Fás workers for their help with the planting this week. We held a very successful litter pick a couple of week ago Thanks for all your help. If everyone kept an eye on the litter in your area it would be a great help.

Knitter Knatters

Ballymurn Knitter Knatters meet every Wednesday in the club room of the hall.


'By Land and Sea'

'By Land and Sea' - A concert of traditional song from Blackwater and beyond will be held on Friday, June 7, in the Blackwater Lodge Hotel, at 9 p.m. It will feature songs, poetry and ballads relating to the Blackwater area. The performance is the culmination of Phase One of the Blackwater Song Project which is facilitated by traditional singer Aileen Lambert in association with the Wayside Players with the support of Wexford County Council via the Creative Communities Programme. The concert will be officially launched by Cllr Oliver Walsh.

Songs featured range from two hundred year-old ballads of sea tragedies to recently composed hurling songs. Sixteen songs will be performed on the night by over a dozen singers which include: Hughie Doyle, Pat Leacy, John Breen, Joan Nolan, Bridgie Whelan, Senan Lillis, Kathleen Byrne, Jim Connor, John Byrne, Paul Tobin, Colm Brennan, John Furlong, Mick Doyle, Aileen Lambert and Deirdre Tobin. Others involved in the group is Rita Carroll, who undertook research into local composers and background to the songs, Anne McLoughlin who transcribed dozens of songs from various printed and handwritten sources and singers Matt Murphy, Denis Carroll and Grace Murphy, who will all continue to be involved in the Songbook and CD project which will be undertaken in the autumn.

If you would like to find out more you can contact Senan Lillis, Wayside Players, Blackwater at 086 1681429, and check out Blackwater Song Project on Facebook.

GAA club news

Quite week on the fixture front. Fixtures: Sunday the junior footballers play Kilrush at 2 p.m. in Ballyroebuck.

Our intermediate hurlers made a brilliant comeback in the second half to draw with a strong Cushinstown team 2-19 a peace. We raced into am early six points to won lead after from nice scoring with Ben Redmond, a few Wright frees and a brilliant sideline over the shoulder score from Topar. Cushinstown then went on a scoring spree, scoring the next 2-5 before a Dean Wright free stopped the rot with 10 to go. Cushinstown free taker and Dean Wright swapped frees to leave six between the sides at the break.

The second half started the same as the first ended with the free takers of both teams swapping frees. Eoin O'Neill made a brilliant goal saving hook with only a few minutes gone before they pushed the score to seven points. We finally broke through after Mossy blocked the keeper trying to clear the ball and Conor Sutton pulled low to the net. With seven minutes gone, Mick Lillis scored an exceptional point after some quick thinking from Topar hitting a sideline ball to Mick, who shit first time and over the black spot. A Wright free a minute later and all of a sudden there was just three points in it.

Cushinstown though weren't going to let the lead slip for the next 20 minutes. Mossy was unlucky not to goal after the keeper made a good save but with two minutes to go, Dean Wright caught a puc out and hand passed over his shoulder to Diarmuid, who soloed through to finish well to the net. Sides level and we pushed ahead on the next puc out with time up, There was still be some late drama when Mossy was unlucky not to goal after the keeper pulled off two strong saves before Cushinstown went down the other end and pointed to draw level.


Parish draw

May winners in Glenbrien Parish draw are as follows. First prize: Mary Halligan. €40 each: Aileen Nolan, Eileen Quinsey, Tommy and Ita Sludds and Seán and Olive Mcdonald. Congratulations to all. Anyone, who wishes to join the draw can contact their local collector or Mary Martin at 087 9926657.

GAA club news

GAA syndicate draw winners of €100 for May were Paul/Agnes Burns Clonmore and Edward Murphy the Oil, Oylegate. Lotto winnings were €632. Next draw is June 26.

Wexford senior hurlers play Carlow on Saturday, June 8, and Kilkenny on Saturday the 15th and both games are in Innovate Wexford Park at 7 p.m. We wish club members Damien and Shane Reck and Séamus Casey and their teammates the best of luck.

Baby and Toddler Group

A baby and Toddler Group gathers every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.45 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, Contact Claire Atkinson 087 1373579 or Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa and a chat.


Community First Responders

If you would like to become a responder with Monageer CFR Please contact them and they will provide all the training necessary.

Church news

MASS TO RENEW MARRIAGE VOWS - We plan to celebrate this special Mass on Sunday, July 14, at 10 a.m. It is hoped many married couples will take part and that one couple with leasd the celebration as they renew their vows.

FAMILY MASS - This special Mass is planned for Sunday, August 18, at 10 a.m.

GAA news

Everyone in Monageer-Boolavogue looking forward to our trip to Killavullen _ National Féile na nGael under-14 Hurling Tournament

Well done under-13 hurlers on a good win at home recently v Naomh Eanna on a score line of 1-11 to 1-3. Great team performance. Well done all.

Congratulations to Ruairí Larkin, who is our under-nine player of the week. He is a very dedicated and whole hearted player who always gives his best in every training session. Train hard - play hard. Well done Ruairí.

Camogie news

Our under-12 camogie team travelled up to the national sports centre in Dublin today to represent our club and county. All 18 players today participated in minimum of two out of three games. We played three strong teams Ballyboden st endas (Dublin) Clane (Kildare) and Camross from Laois. We beat Clane in our first game and they lost out in a very tight battle to Ballyboden by four Pts. We faced Camross in our last game and after another really hard game we came away with a draw. All girls gave their all and this fantastic group are a credit to our club.

Our under-eight girls played their first game of the season tonight. We welcomed both Oylegate and Davidstown to our club and we had two Monagear teams. Each of our under-eight teams performed brilliantly and were very impressive. All their great work in training is paying off. At the end of all the games all teams played jump the river, which was nearly as competitive as the games themselves. Well done to all players and coaches. The future is bright with these girls.

Our super camogie under-six team made their debut tonight in a practice match against Oylegate, our girls had a great match. Well done girls and coaches.

The Ballagh

Model County Draw

The second of this year's three draws took place on Wednesday, May 29. Oulart-The Ballagh GAA sold two winning tickets. Congratulations to Ethan Freeman on winning seventh prize (Kilcannon Garden Voucher valued at €150) and to John Jackman, who won the 34th prize - a Pettitt's SuperValu Voucher to the value of €150. The first prize of a new Skoda Fabia (valued at 16,000 euro) went to Peter Hammell of Kilmuckridge. Best of luck to all the subscribers in the third and final draw at the end of June.

Camogie Winners

Congratulations to Oulart-The Ballagh senior camogie team on their brilliant win in the League Final against St Martin's, last Monday evening, May 27, in Farmleigh.

Though the wind-assisted Piercestown team got off to a great start, scoring one goal and five points before Oulart-The Ballagh registered their first score, local supporters felt that the never-say-die attitude of the Oulart-The Ballagh team would ensure that they would not relinquish the title without an almighty effort. At one stage the team in Red and Black was seven points in arrears but point by point they reduced that lead till they equalised and eventually won on a scoreline of 15 points to 1-11.

Congratulations to the whole team and management on a hard-earned victory and special mention to one of the younger players-Eimear O'Connor, who defended defiantly and showed a wide range of skills as she repulsed attack after attack. Team captain, Shauna Sinnott was presented with the League Cup by the chairperson of Wexford camogie board.

Beirigí Bua!

Everyone in Oulart and the Ballagh sends best wishes to our U-14 Féile team who are travelling to Cork this weekend to represent Wexford in the All-Ireland Féile na nGael hurling competiton. Their host club is Middleton and they will also be taking on Lucan Sarsfields and Carrigtwohill. Their first game, against Carrigtwohill, is at 5.30 on Friday in Carrigtwohill. Then on Saturday they take on their hosts and Lucan Sarsfields. Congratulations to Philip Rossiter, his selectors and mentors and especially to the boys on getting this far and the best of luck in Cork.

Family Notices

If you would like these Notes to include details of your family births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, achievements and successes please supply the relevant details (no later than Thursday at 8 p.m.) by phone, text, email or written note to Breda Jacob (086 1686978) or email There is no charge for including such items in the Local Notes.

Siúl Ladhrú (Laroo)

Oulart Hill Development and Oulart Hill Walking Hub are pleased to announce that very soon a new amenity walk linking the Unyoke and Blackwater will open to the public. Measuring 7.4km in length, Siúl Ladhrú will be an easy walk, passing through some of the most unique topography in Ireland called Kame and Kettle and a landscape in which the name of Ladhra (Lyra), a hero in the nation's oldest legend, is reflected in several local place names.

CFR Training

The Oulart-The Ballagh Unit of Community First Responders is live, seven nights a week and all day at weekends, assisting the National Ambulance Service on a totally voluntary basis. For details of joining and training please contact Ger at 086 1578484 or Vickie at 087 77807849.

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