Friday 23 August 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Bree-Galbally, Kiltealy-Ballindaggin, The Ballagh

Aoife Banville and Fiona O’Shea at the ‘Plays In A Pub’ in Holohan’s Pub as part of the Wexford Literary Festival
Aoife Banville and Fiona O’Shea at the ‘Plays In A Pub’ in Holohan’s Pub as part of the Wexford Literary Festival

Ballymurn: Golf classic - A golf classic in aid of continuous renovation in Ballymurn Church will take place on Friday, August 9, in Wexford Golf Club, All golfers, adults and Youths are invited to participate. More details later.

Bag Pack

There will be a Bag Pack in aid of Ballymurn Hall Development fund on the August bank holiday weekend on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Dunnes Stores Wexford. If anyone would like to participate the shifts are 10am to 2pm and 2-6pm. We need six people on each shift, please contact Mag Balfe.

Bus service

The local link have a service from Ballymurn to Wexford on Wednesday mornings leaving Ballymurn at 10.05 a.m. and departs Wexford town at 1.30pm. It is free for 18s and under for the month of July.

Lotto results

Numbers drawn were 2, 25, 27 and 28. No winner, No Match 3s. Lucky Dips: Margaret Leacy Carmel Murphy. Next jackpot €10,000.

Ballymurn Patron

Ballymurn Patron will take place on Sunday, August 18.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to Minnie and Micheál O'Connor, Ballylucas on the death of Minnie's father in Wales. May he rest in peace.

Irish Night

Why not come along to the Anvil Pub Ballymurn on Friday, July 26, and join in a night of music, song and dance at our Irish night. Everyone welcome.


Active Retirement Outing

An outing has been arranged for Bree ARA on Wednesday, July 17, to Tintern Abbey. Afterwards we will follow the coast road to Kilmore Quay. Bus leaving Bree Community Centre at 10 a.m. and returning at approximately 6 p.m. Enquiries to 086 0747823.

Bree Vintage Club

Bree Vintage Club will host a tractor run on Sunday, July 21, This year's run will be in aid of Relay for Life, Wexford. Registration begins from 11.30 a.m. with the run leaving Bree at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend and support.

Bree Tidy Towns

Bree Tidy Towns Committee would like to thank all the people who gave their time, labour, money and material donations to help make the village look as good as it is now looking. Also a big thank you to those who are watering our flower beds and containers. Special thanks to Martina Donnellan, CEP supervisor, and her team of CEP workers, without whom none of the improvements would have been possible.

Bree AC News

Congratulations to the very talented Bree AC Hurdler, Darra Casey has just won his fourth National title in one year. He bagged his fourth at the AAI National T & F recently in Tullamore. He is now 2019 all-Ireland Champion in AAI Indoor and T & F, Tailteann Games and Schools. Darra will wear the green when he represents Ireland in the SIAB Games against athletes from England, Wales and Scotland in Swansea next weekend. Bree AC members and coaches are very proud of Darra's achievements and they wish him well in Swansea.

Bree Barndance

Bree Barndance, in association with Bree Development Group, takes place on Saturday, August 24, in Byrne's of Bree Grainstore with 'The Kilkennys', followed by DJ till late. Tickets are available on 'Eventbrite Bree Barndance 2019', Taxies will be available all night long. Enjoy a good night out and all funds raised are for loan repayments for Bree Walking Trails, Hub and Children's Playground.

Celtic Roots' 'Full Irish'

A Full Irish show, in association with Celtic Roots, continues in Bree Hall on Tuesdays nights for the months of July and August. Tea and scones are served at 8.30 p.m. and the night's entertainment begins at 9 p.m. with music, song, dance and storytelling. Admission is €10 for adults with concessions for children and groups. For bookings contact 087 7535354.

Community Games Hurling

Well done to the local Community Games team of James Breen, Aaron Delaney, Jack Doyle, Killian Doyle, Johnny Foley, Darragh Kavanagh, Brian Kennedy, Jayden Kenny, Cormac Matthews, Cathal Redmond, Luke Redmond, Larry Sludds, Joey Tobin, Patrick Tyrell, James Wall and to their mentor James Breen on a great game of hurling against Dicksboro recently. The Kilkenny side proved a little too strong for the local boys who fought hard right up to the final whistle.

Bree Playground

As we now approach the middle of summer the playground is in full use. All of the children are having great fun, making lots of magical memories. The committee request that your children remove their football boots while playing in the playground, as damage has occurred on both slides due to boots. All adults are asked to park in designated areas to maintain a clear view for motorists on the driveway and to avoid children being knocked down. As part of the Country Development Plan we are all asked to 'leave no trace', so please bring your litter home.


Ballindaggin Story House

The roof was raised to the sound of music at Ballindaggin Story House on Thursday night last accompanied by beautiful singing and the stories had all in stitches laughing. A lovely tea was served at the interval and everyone had a chat all part of a great social night out. A vote of sympathy was passed to Ned Foley on the death of his sister and to Jack Curran on the death of his son-in-law. Prayerful good wishes to Michael O'Neill and all who are unwell at present.

Congratulations were extended to Mick and Rachel Rice on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary. Phil Power sang 'The Purple and Gold' to honour all Leinster champion teams.

Raffle winners were Tony Whittle, Donard; John Kenny, Crossabeg; Séamus Dunne, Bilbo, Laois; Phil Power, Clonard;

Caroline Manning, England; Ned Byrne, Clonegal; Seán Buckley, Killanne; Peter Whelan, Clonegal; Tommy Tuttey, Ballyfad; Bridget Buckley, Killanne; Mick Rice, Mayo, Laois; Lar White, Tombrack. The proceeds of the raffle go towards upkeep of Ballindaggin Community Hall. Bean An Tí Anne thanked all for their support.

Patron and Field Day

There will be a meeting in Kiltealy Hall tonight Tuesday, July 16, at 8.30 p.m. to organise plans for this year's patron and field day. Everyone welcome especially the usual volunteers who organise the different attractions. Raffle tickets will be distributed after the meeting for each townsland. Donations for bottle stall, buns for tea stall, prizes for wheel-O-fortune and round bales to auction would be much appreciated.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Anthony Jordan, Cloroguemore and extended family members on the death of his sister Ann (Nancy) Minogue, Bray, Co. Wicklow which occurred peacefully on July 10 In her 95th year she was formerly Nancy Jordan, Cloroguemore, Kiltealy, she was pre-deceased by her late husband Bob. Burial took place in Springfield Cemetery, Bray on Saturday last. May she rest in peace.

Duffry Rovers

Duffry Rovers GAA Club will hold a fundraiser with a difference on Saturday morning, August 10, A 20K cross border mountain walk starting in Drummond, Co. Carlow and ending in Kiltealy Village in the afternoon. Teams of five members male and female over 18 years with moderate fitness levels. Over the next month each group will be running a number of events throughout the parish.

Next fundraising event will be street tug-of-war in Bowe's car park, Kiltealy on Saturday next July 20, teams of five €50 per team. There will be live music and a barbecue and also entertainment for children with face painting, duck racing, barrel rides and strawberries and ice cream. For further information contact 087 2536255.


Congratulations to Suzanne Brooks, Cullentragh and Patrick McEvoy who were married in Kilkenny recently and celebrated in Kilkenny River Court Hotel. We wish them every happiness for the future.

MUGA pitch

A great day was enjoyed by all at the opening of Kiltealy MUGA pitch on Sunday last. There was great excitement watching the soccer teams compete and everyone enjoyed the delicious food in the hall and the barbecue outside. The organising committee were very pleased with the attendance and would like to thank everyone who supported the event and everyone who helped to make the day a success. The committee would also like to remind people that dogs are not allowed in the Community Park and thank you for your co-operation in this matter.


Numbers drawn last week were 17, 22, 25 and 30. No matches. Lucky-dip winners were William Frayne, Bernie Rafter and Bertie Gethings. Seller's prizes: Bowe's. Jim Hanrahan, camogie club and Martin O'Connor. Draw tonight in Jordan's, Ballindaggin, jackpot €4,200.

The Ballagh

Split-the-pot Upfront

Split-the-pot continues over the summer and your support would be greatly appreciated. It costs just €2 to play and envelopes can be found in all local businesses: Tim's Chipper, Caroline's Hairdressing, Bob's Bar, Lounge, Shop and Takeaway, The Sawdust, Barry Walsh's Car Servicing, The Unyoke Cafe, The Trading Post, Tim's Cafe, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL. 'Split - the - Pot' Up Front begins on June 29 Simply mark the envelope 'Upfront' and insert €20 to be entered in 10 draws from June 29 to August 31.

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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GAA news

Wexford Under - 20 hurlers will play Kilkenny at Innovate Wexford Park on Wednesday, July 17, beginning at 7.30 p.m. The Wexford senior hurlers will contest the all-Ireland semi-final (versus Tipperary or Laois) in Croke Park on Sunday, July 28, at 3.30 p.m. and the minor team will be in action in the semi-final (versus Galway or Clare) before the senior game.

Cúl Camps - The GAA summer Camp that began in Oulart on July 1 was an outstanding success and an added bonus for the youngsters was that Shaun Murphy and Kevin Foley brought the Bob O'Keeffe Cup to the camp on the last day. The boys and girls were thrilled to meet two of Wexford's stars and to get photographs with the trophy. Oulart-The Ballagh will host a second Cúl Camp, from August 12 to August 16.

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