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Wednesday 24 April 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Glenbrien, Oylegate and The Ballagh

A scene from the production of ‘The Sound of Music’ in Oylegate Community Centre
A scene from the production of ‘The Sound of Music’ in Oylegate Community Centre

Ballymurn - Vintage News: The Over the Water Vintage club are holding a Tractor and Car run on Sunday, April 14. All money raised will go to assist with alternations for disability access in the home of a local Curracloe MS sufferer.

The run starts from Screen village at 12.30 p.m. Your support for this very worthwhile cause would be greatly appreciated. For further details ring Martin at 085 1740984.

Ladies' Football

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Gaelic Football Club are organising an Easter Football Camp on April 15 to April 18 in Ballymurn Pitch. Two groups will be catered for, 5-7 years and eight to 12 years. For more information please contact Amanda at 086 2007418.

Under-eight and under-10 girls training is starting back Wednesday, April 10, at 6.30 p.m. at Crossabeg pitch looking foward to seeing you all there. Any questions please text Evelyn 086 1091092 (under-eight), Mark 085 7513485 (under-10s) and Joe 087 2744518 (under-12s)

GAA Club lotto

Results April 3: numbers drawn were 7, 11, 19 and 29; no jackpot winner; one match-three winner, Fiona Doyle. Next jackpot €10,000. Tickets available from any club member or online.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Paudie Foley on winning DCUSU Dublin City Union Sports Personality of the Year.

Dates for your Diary

Vintage Run April 14. First Communion Saturday, May 18.

Glenbrien

GAA Notes

Following a fantastic win in the Leinster final our Junior hurlers will now play Inagh-Kilnamona from Clare on Sunday, April 27, in the all-Ireland semi-final.

This is a great achievement for this group of players and their manager John Conroy and a great time for the club also. We encourage as many as possible to support the team and we thank all those who have helped with sponsorship etc for the campaign.

Congratulations to Marty Kelly, who was man of the match in the semi-final.

Baby and Todler Group

The group meet every Tuesday morning in the Old School centre from 9.45 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children, their carers parents grandparents and childminders to meet up for a cuppa and a chat. please come along and join us while the children play and have some fun.

For more information please contact Claire Atkinson at 087 1373579 or Anna Egan at 086 1939997;

Parish Facebook page

Glenbrien has its own Facebook page. If you have anything you would like promoted or mentioned that is taking place in the community please email text or message Edel at 086 3131711 email kellyedel@ymail.com or message the Glenbrien Parish Facebook page,

Glenbrien National School

The parents' association will be holding a community summer social in O'Briens of Glenbrien on Sunday May 5. Music by Ger Busher. The children of the school will be selling tickets in the coming weeks and the draw will take place on the night. Prizes will include €150 One4All voucher, along with lots of other prizes on the night.

Community Event

A Community Event is being planned for the Sunday, May 5 in Glenbrien. For futher information on the event please contact Anna at 086 1939997.

Oylegate

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre on this Sunday evening, April 14. Music is by John Flood. Dancing from 8.30 p.m. Admission €8.

Spring Clean

Having a spring clean over the Easter Holidays? Oylegate National School are having a black bag collection on Monday, April 29. Please leave the bags in before 9.30 a.m. on the 29th. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Please hold on to any books you may no longer need. There will be a second-hand book sale held for adults and children in Oylegate National school in May.

Congratulations Darra

Congratulations to Darra Casey, who won Juvenile all-Ireland Hurdles in Athlone recently.

Oylegate Parish Draw

The lucky winners of the draw for March were: First prize €200 Michael and Jenny Bridgeman, €50 each: Annie Hayden, Fiona Carty, Ken Alcock, Peter Storey.

GAA news

Following a fantastic win in the Leinster final our junior hurlers will now play Inagh-Kilnamona from Clare on Sunday, April 27, in the all-Ireland semi-final.

This is a great achievement for this group of players and their manager John Conroy and a great time for the club also. We encourage as many as possible to support the team and we thank all those who have helped with sponsorship etc for the campaign. Congratulations to Marty Kelly, who was man of the match in the semi-final.

Good luck to the senior hurlers when they play Oulart on April 12 in Bellefield at 7 p.m. They also play the Shelmaliers on Sunday, April 21, at 3.30 p.m. in Bellefield.

Best of luck to the junior hurlers when they play Kilmore on Sunday the 14th in Oylegate at 3 p.m. Also they play Oulart on Sunday, April 21, at 11.30 a.m. in Oulart.

Club membership is now due for all categories, online payment option is available this year please see link on our face book page, alternatively you can pay Anne Doran.

Ladies' Football

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Gaelic Football Club are organising an Easter Football Camp from April 15 to April 18 in Ballymurn Pitch. Two groups will be catered for, 5-7 years and eight to 12 years. For more information please contact Amanda at 086 2007418.

Patron Dates 2019

Glenbrien Patron - June 30 at 2 p.m. Oylegate Patron - July 7 at 2.30 p.m.

Local Link Wexford

Local Link Wexford provides secure, reliable and affordable transport for the rural communities of County Wexford. Services are open to everyone and all ages.

The services will accommodate those attending appointments, shopping etc. Where possible they will collect passengers from their homes. An information booklet together with timetable is available at the back of the church.

Mass Times

Please note Mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m. Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.

The Ballagh

Active Retired

At a recent meeting of the Ballagh Active Retirement Group a calendar of events for 2019 was drawn up, including a Mid-Week Getaway to Racket Hall Country House Hotel, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, from June 17 to June 20.

The all-inclusive price of €235 includes three nights dinner, bed and Breakfast, return Coach travel from the Ballagh, two Day Coach tours to places of interest in the surrounding area and Evening Entertainment.

This trip is open to non-members also and a few seats are still available.If you are interested, please contact chairperson, Mary Fortune at 087 7987766, for further information.

Bingo for Community Centre

The Ballagh Community Centre will hold a fundraising bingo on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. This bingo session is to help towards the upkeep and maintenance of the local Community Centre that is such a vitally important facility in the parish.

Choir for Easter

Rehearsals for Easter Saturday Night Mass (April 20) are under way on Monday nights at 7.30 p.m.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to our recent winner Caitlin Ormonde winning €70. Thank You for your support. 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 Bonus Draw coming up for Easter.

Defibrillator

The Ballagh Community Centre obtained a grant of €3,000 to buy a defibrillator for the area. It has been erected on the Parochial House. The number for the code on the box can be obtained from Ger Dempsey (086 14784 84) or Pauline Davitt (087 6864594).Training in how to use the defibrillator will be available shortly, in the community centre.

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. Anyone interested in joining the group is asked to contact Vickie (087 7780749) or Ger (086 1578484).

GAA/Camogie Registration

Parents/Guardians of underage GAA and camogie players are reminded that ALL players must be registered for training and playing matches and that the deadline to enter competitions and to register teams is fast approaching. For further information and to register your son or daughter please contact Elizabeth Freeman (underage GAA) at 087 7560871or contact the camogie club at 087 9142899.

'This is your Life' DVD

Copies of a DVD entitled 'Mick Jacob - The Supreme Stylist' are now available. The Double DVD recorded at the 2018 'This is your Life' event, held in the Riverside Park Hotel, can be purchased, for €15 from Pierce Redmond, Raheenduff, Corrigan's Spar, Oulart and Bob's Bar, The Ballagh. All proceeds to Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club.

Rackard League Winners

Congratulations to the Oulart-The Ballagh Rackard League boys who beat Ballindaggin by 3-14 to 1-2 on Wednesday, April 4. This was a fantastic win for the boys and a huge well done to them and to their mentors. They are now through to the quarter final which will be played this week. Details will be posted on the Coiste na nÓg Facebook page as soon as soon as they are available.

U17 Championship Win

The under-17 hurlers got their championship campaign off to a great start with a thrilling one point win over Shelmaliers on Wednesday the third. They lead convincingly at the break in a game played in bitterly cold conditions and despite coming under severe pressure in the second half, never surrendered their lead and held out to win by the smallest possible margin. Well done to both teams on serving up a feast of hurling in very trying conditions and congratulations to the mentors, Stephen Doyle, Martin Dempsey, Ben O'Connor and Linda Dunne on the great preparation of the team.

Leinster Champions

The senior camogie team got their 2019 season off to a great start, beating keen rivals Rathnure by 3-11 to 0-5 in the final of the Leinster League in Abbottstown, Co. Dublin on Sunday, March 31. Claiming the title for the first time having made the final twice already, the girls played brilliantly and the icing on the cake was Mary Leacy-Hughes being awarded the 'Player of the Match' trophy. Well done to the team and management and hopefully it is the first trophy of the season for them.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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