Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Monageer, Oulart

John and Jack Dempsey, Roisin Murphy, Darragh Gethings and Paddy Fortune enjoying their day out at the Caim Tractor Run
John and Jack Dempsey, Roisin Murphy, Darragh Gethings and Paddy Fortune enjoying their day out at the Caim Tractor Run

Ballymurn: GAA Club lotto. Results from last draw: numbers drawn were 10, 15, 16 and 22. No winner, One match-three winner, Donnacha McDonald. Next jackpot €10,000. Tickets available from any club member or online.

Community Development Fundraiser.

A family dog Night will take place on Monday, July 1, at Enniscorthy Greyound Track Ticket sellers will be calling to all houses in the parish over the next couple of weeks. Tickets €10 each.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Charlie and Nannie O'Brien and Family Ballysilla, Ballymurn on the death of their son Noel. May he rest in peace.

Ballymurn Patron

Ballymurn Patron will take place on Sunday, August 18.

Irish Night

An Irish night will take place on Friday, June 28, in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn. Singers, musicians, Dancers or story tellers etc welcome.


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


GAA Notes

Fixtures for the week: Junior b hurlers play this evening (Tuesday) against St Martin's at eight in our pitch in the league. Thursday under-15 footballers play Castletown in Castletown at 7.30 p.m. On Friday you have a choice of two games. Our Intermediate hurlers play Crossabeg-Ballymurn at 7.30 p.m. in the league while our Junior B hurlers also play Crossabeg-Ballymurn at 7.30 p.m. Both in the pitch. Please note all of these matches are subject to change.

The golf classic will be taking place on August 23 in Enniscorthy Golf Club with teams of four for €200. There will be all the usual prizes while there is tee/green sponsorship available.

The junior footballers made it to the league semi-final by defeating Gusserane O'Rahillys 4-14 to 0-10. Mossy Murphy, Conor Sutton, Kerill Sutton and Diarmuid Murphy with the goals. The under-15 footballers defeated Marshalstown-Castledockrell 4-17 to 0-03 in the championship to remain undefeated.


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.

First responders

Recently we were reading in all the papers about the boy who received a blow to the chest while hurling. Luckily this boy's Mother knew the signs of cardiac arrest, knew how to perform CPR and there was an AED available, accessible and in working order.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen any time. In Ireland over 70% happen in the home. By recognising cardiac arrest, calling emergency services, starting CPR and using an AED you really improve the persons chances of survival.

The AED in Monageer is on the old school house plus we have a first responder group who are on call 24/7. If you would like to join our group message us, all training provided.

Monageer grotto

Well done to Monageer Grotto committe and the knitting club in Monageer for the interestingshow that nationwide aired last Wednesday. a great achievement and good publicity for the grotto.

GAA news

Well done to Noah Doran our under-nine player of the week. Noah struck some great balls in the air tonight and got really stuck in. Keep up the good work.

Congratulations to Alma Szaszvarosi and Niamh Kinsella, under-eight players of the week. Keep it going girls.

Our Rising stars competed recently in Bellefield v Rapparees. This was a great competition for our under-12s to get more game time and our under-11s to play competitive, 15-a-side, larger pitch games. Rapps were a little bit stronger but our lads battled hard, worked the ball nicely at times and never gave up. Stand out performers Aaron Cunniffe in the goal, Ronan Egan at full back, Jack Turner and leon Doran i half back line, Seán Cooper had his best game yet at midfield, Bobby Codd and Henry Kelly had good games in the forwards. Well done lads.

Sympathy - Unfortunately the death has occured of a former player of Monageer-Boolavogue GAA club, Martin Redmond of Clonhaston and Thurles, who was a member of our club's first championship winning squad in 1974. He was buried in St Mary's Cemetery last week. His contribution to our club is fondly remembered, may he rest in peace. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.


Patron and field day

The annual patron and blessing of graves in Oulart will be held on Sunday, June 30, at the usual time of 2 p.m. The field day in aid of Scoil Mochua will follow immediately with all the usual attractions, in the school premises and school grounds. Arrangements have been made for the live showing of the Leinster Hurling Final from Croke Park so that people attending the patron and field day will miss none of the action and excitement. There will also be a barbecue, wheel of fortune, bottle stall, tea and coffee as well as a Bouncy Castle for the youngsters. A raffle will be held, with a first prize of a €200 Dunnes Stores Shopping Voucher and further prizes of a cake and a Food Hamper. Tickets are on sale in local shops and will be available on Patron Day at the field day.

Donations for field day

The organisers of the field day (Scoil Mochua board of management) are making the usual appeal for donations of goods for the cake stall, The bottle stall, bric-à-brac etc and they thank you in advance for your generosity. Goods can be left in the school on Saturday the 29th 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday morning 10 a.m. to midday.

Leinster Finals

Best wishes to Shaun Murphy, Oulart-The Ballagh's representative in the Leinster Senior Hurling Final, versus Kilkenny in Croke Park on Sunday next 3oth June and best wishes also to David Redmond, who is a selector with the Wexford Minor Hurlers, who will compete in the Leinster Minor Final in Croke Park, earlier on the same day.

Oulart Active Retired

The Oulart Active Retirement Association will hold its AGM on Tuesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. in Oulart Community Centre. All are welcome to attend and new members are especially welcome.

Furlong Memorial

Oulart Hill Development Group were instrumental in the erection of the Furlong Memorial that was unveiled at Furlong's Forge on Ballyvaldon Cross on Sunday, June 16. Patrick Power (The Trading Post) was MC for the occasion while Brian Cleary provided the history and context. Furlongs were blacksmiths in Ballinahask and Ballyvaldon from about 1630 to the 1960s till the trade died out. Michael Furlong made the pikes and straightened the heels of the scythe blades to make them into weapons in 1798 and he took part with the Ballyvaldon men at the North Cork Lane Ambush in the flight phase of the Battle of Oulart Hill, May 27, 1798.

The following day he and Thomas Cullen (leader of the Ballyvaldon men) were killed in the Taking of Enniscorthy. Further information and photographs are available on Oulart Hill page on Facebook.


The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Lucy Bolger, who won €149 while the previous week's winner was Anne Costello, who won €134.The school benefits to the same amount as the winners. Entry envelopes are available from the school and from local businesses. The parents' association say 'thank-you' to all who regularly play split-the-pot in support of the local primary school.

Split-the-pot Upfront

Scoil Mochua parents' association is now taking advance payments for playing split-the-pot When you pay in advance for 10 weeks you get one week free. Simply do the following to play Upfront - (1) Fill out the split-the-pot envelope as usual and put €20 in it.(2) Write Upfront on the envelope. (3) Put the envelope in any of the split-the-pot boxes in local businesses before 6 p.m. on Monday, June 24. You will then be covered to play in every draw till and including Monday, September 2.

Underage Stars

Congratulations to Jason Rossiter and Ben Harpur, who played with the victorious Wexford Primary Schools' Rackard League team in the Leinster 'Lift and Strike' competition that was held in Carlow recently. The competing counties were Wexford, Laois, Kilkenny and Offaly. Four Oulart-The Ballagh boys are involved with the Wexford under-14 Development squad-Dylan Butler, Simon Roche, Lee Doyle and Conor Blake.

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Development Draw.

The prize-winners in the May Draw are Eithne Dunne and Family (€100), Johnny Murray (€50), Dan and Majella Doran (€50).

Club lotto

The numbers drawn on June 10 were 1, 7, 26 and 32. The Bonus number was 29. The prize-fund stands at €13,000. There was no jackpot winner. The lucky-dip winners of €30 each were Leslie Creane, Brian Sinnott, Phil Redmond, Aidan Moran and TJ and Megan c/o the Sawdust. The next draw will be held on June 24. Tickets are available from local promoters and from local businesses.

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.

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.

Essential Information

The Eircode for the GAA grounds in Oulart, Upper Pitch is Y25 HX23. The Defibrillator is on the wall of the Generator Shed. The Eircode for the Lower Pitch is Y25 AE82. The Eircode for Oulart School is Y25 XK24. The Defibrillator is at the front of the school.

Oulart Text Alert

It costs only €10 to cover membership for two years, up till the end of 2020.To join at any time contact 087 3316866. Well done to the local volunteers who administer the Text Alert.

Joan and Friends

Joan Kavanagh and friends are organising a Charity Fun Run/Walk/Jog to be held on Sunday, July 14, at 4 p.m. in Oulart. It will start outside Oulart Hill Bar and the entry fee is €10 for adults and €2 for children. Proceeds will go towards the Cardiac Unit Wexford Hospital. Phone Joan at 087 9019027 for further information.

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