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Sunday 24 February 2019

Around the districts: Blackwater, Bree-Galbally, Davidstown-Courtnacuddy, Glenbrien, Oylegate and The Ballagh

Andy Staff and Paul Wise who took part in the Bree Youth Club Winter Fun Run/Walk in Bree village
Andy Staff and Paul Wise who took part in the Bree Youth Club Winter Fun Run/Walk in Bree village

Blackwater - GAA Notes: Two new babies to the parish. Congratulations to Nigel and Sinéad Cullen on the birth of Mia and also congratulations to Eoin and Kerry Buttle on the birth of Annabel. A good corner back and a full forward for the camogie team in years to come.

2019 club membership is due. Player €150, player and partner €160, student €70, non-player €60 and non-player and partner €70.

Hard luck to Mossy Murphy, Pad O'Connor, Feidhlim Roche and Jake Nobbs, who lost out to St Kieran's College in the Leinster Colleges Quarter Final. They still have a chance of making of to a semi via a playoff. Pad scored 0-3 from play and 0-5 from frees.

We are still on the lookout for any old memorabilia in the parish? We would love to photograph any old medal especially one of the 1899 or 1901 Leinster or all-Ireland final medals, there must be one floating around the parish? The team in 1901 (played in 1903) was Pat Rath (Ballymurn), Michael O'Brien (Inch), Paddy Kinsella (Ballinagore), Mike Cummins (Ballymurn), John Whelan (Ballinagore), Sim Donohoe (Curracloe), Con Dempsey (Ballyvoodock), Pat Murphy (Garryvadden), Bernard Murphy (Ballyvaldon), Mogue O'Brien (Killeigh), Willie Creane (Oulart), James Furlong (Ballyvaldon), Aidan Dempsey (Ballyvoodock), Simon Kehoe (Guraun), Denis Corrigan (Knocknasillogue), John Corrigan (Ballyconnigar Upper), James Murphy (The Moate), John Shiel (Ballynaclash), John Sinnott (Crosstown native of Inch), and finally Michael O'Brien (Inch). You can contact 087 2074594 or email to pro.blackwater.wexford@gaa.ie.

Last week's question: 'What Blackwater player was honored on the team of the century in Warwickshire?' The answer was of course current Vice-president Mouge O'Leary, named on the team of the century in 2002, named at full forward, the only wexford player to be named. This week's question: who captained the 1975 county hurling final winning team?

Table quiz

There is a table quiz, in aid of the Wayside Players three Act Drama Circuit Production, on Friday, February 1, in the Blackwater Lodge Hotel, starting at 8.30 p.m. Teams of four cost €40 to enter. There will be Prizes and Spot Prizes.

Bree-Galbally

Bree Active Retired

The AGM of Bree ARI will be held on this Wednesday the 16th in Bree Community Centre. After all the business is concluded we will have our usual social. Our annual subscription will be taken up at this meeting. Hoping for a full attendance. Enquiries to 086 0747823.

Bree ICA

A committee meeting of Bree ICA will be held in Bree Community Centre on Tuesday, January 15, at 7 p.m. A guild meeting will follow at 8 p.m. Anyone wishing to join our guild would be very welcome on January 15 at 8 p.m.

Chess and Draughts

Community Chess and Draughts has resumed in Galbally Hall on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. All children from eight years to 15 years are welcome. Cost is €2 per child to a maximum of €4 per family.

Smart Fitness

Smart Fitnes has reopened for 2019 in Galbally Community Centre at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday Evening. Classes 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. are available for only €13 for two or €8 pay-as-you-go. Kettlebell Fitness and Circuit Training Classes suitable for all Fitness Levels and all ages. Total Beginners always welcome. Contact Collette at 086 3927655.

Leinster Award

Congratulations to Clare Doyle, Garranstackle, who was presented with a Lifetime Service Award at the recent Athletics Leinster Star Awards. Clare was nominated for the award by Wexford Athletics.

Davidstown-Courtnacuddy

Church news

CHURCH READERS: Looking for new readers, please contact Fr Nolan. Davidstown Readers for January Vigil Tom O'Shea and Sunday Brian Bolger.

COURTNACUDDY CHURCH CLEANING: January Josie Kelly.

RIP: Our deepest sympathies to the Buckley family on the passing of Chrissie last of the Millenium Bar, Davidstown.

DAVIDSTOWN EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Davidstown is looking for new Eucharistic Ministers please contact Fr Nolan. January Vigil Billy Rowsome.

HOLY HOUR: A Holy Hour with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament will take place in Courtnacuddy Church on Sunday, February 10, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Holy Hour will take place every second Sunday of each month.

ADORATION: Would you like to join the adoration team. Adoration takes place in the Davidstown church from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. Adoration brings many blessing to our parish and you too will be part of that blessing for just one hour a week. Contact Eileen at 087 9331809.

Congratulations

Well done to Adam Leacy, Rathfylane, who won the United Kingdom Solo under-25 open aged just 15 in the winter Gardens in Blackpool.

Lotto

Results of GAA lotto draw held December 28 last. Number drawn were 6, 12, 21 and 32. No jackpot winner. Four match-three winners: Patrick Cummins, Balleyden, Cormac Matthews, Templescoby, Chloe Hickey, Courtnacuddy Josie Hayes c/o Pat Campion. Seller's prize David Shore, Tomnolosset. New jackport €2,100.

Glenbrien

Community Text Alert

The defibrillator is now in place at Glenbrien National School on the outside wall beside the front door. There is no code needed to access the cabinet and it is available 24/7. This is a great resource to have in the community and please spread the word. If people are interested in participating in a first aid course, please contact any committee member. If there is enough interest we will look at running another course.

Please ensure to keep a note of your Eircode in a prominent location within your home such as on your fridge. In the event of an emergency, this is the easiest and quickest way for the emergency services to reach you. You can find your Eircode on eircode.ie.

A final reminder to people who have yet to pay their 2019 subscription. We appreciate that Christmas was a busy time so can you please contact any committee member to arrange payment as any unpaid members will be removed from the list. Also, if you wish for your number to be removed then please contact us. The service has been running well lately and it would be a pity to be removed. Committee members are Mark McClean, Mary Kehoe and Theresa Shanahan.

Finally we would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and a healthy 2019.

GAA News

GAA syndicate draw winners for December were John Ryan Seán Browne Court and Damien Foran/Mary McCauley. Lotto winnings were €113. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year and we look forward to your continued support in 2019.

GAA penny bank has resumed for 2019, new members always welcome, contact any committee member for more details.

GAA walking track

Commencing Monday, January 7, the top track will be fully lit every Mon/Weds/Friday evening from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for anyone who wishes to avail of the facility to get fit and healthy for 2019. Everybody welcome. Unfortunately for health and safety reasons guide dogs only are allowed.

Church gate collection

Thank you to all those who donated to the church gate collection in aid of the Community Workshop last Sunday. The total raised was €214. It was very much appreciated.

Centenary of the First Dáil

A commemorative event is taking place in Glenbrien at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, to mark the historic occasion of the first meeting of Dail Eireann which took place in the Mansion house in Dublin in January 1919.

New flagpoles will form a centre piece for the event on the public amenity site in Glenbrien to which all are invited. councillor Willie Kavanagh MCC chairman Enniscorthy Municipal District will act as Master of Ceremonies on the day and Minister Paul Kehoe will perform the flag raising ceremony of the National flag.

Glenbrien National school choir will provide musical support with a rendering of Amhran na bhFiann. UNVETs and ONE will be in attendance providing military honours to the ceremonial event. Light refreshments will be provided in the old School following the event.

Oylegate

School Enrolment

Oylegate National School is now taking enrolments for September 2019. Please call to the school for a form any time from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oylegate Youth Club

The senior citizens party will be held on January 27 In the community centre at 5 p.m.

GAA Walking Track

Commencing Monday, January 7, the top track will be fully lit every Mon/Weds/Friday evening from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for anyone who wishes to avail of the facility to get fit and healthy for 2019. Everybody welcome. Unfortunately for health and safety reasons guide dogs only are allowed.

GAA Penny Bank

GAA penny bank has resumed for 2019 new members are always welcome, contact any committee member for more details.

Centenary of the First Dáil

A commemorative event is taking place in Glenbrien at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, to mark the historic occasion of the first meeting of Dail Eireann which took place in the Mansion house in Dublin in January 1919.

New flagpoles will form a centre piece for the event on the public amenity site in Glenbrien to which all are invited. councillor Willie Kavanagh MCC chairman Enniscorthy Municipal District will act as Master of Ceremonies on the day and Minister Paul Kehoe will perform the flag raising ceremony of the National flag.

Glenbrien National school choir will provide musical support with a rendering of Amhran na bhFiann. UNVETs and ONE will be in attendance providing military honours to the ceremonial event. Light refreshments will be provided in the old School following the event.

The Ballagh

Operation Transformation

After the success of the inaugural 'Ireland Lights Up' initiative last year the GAA is delighted to be once again teaming up with RTÉ's Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking to make exercise more accessible on dark winter evenings. Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club will participate again this year. Everyone is welcome at the club Walking Track on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning on Tuesday, January 15. A register of participants will be taken each evening. Remember the fun we had last year, walking off the Christmas excess, catching up with neighbours and improving our fitness at the same time.

Split - the - Pot

Congratulations to the most recent winners of the New Year Special Draw that took place on January 5. The lucky winner of the first prize of €124 was Liam O'Brien while the second prize of €50 went to Phil Higgins and the third prize of €25 was won by Yvonne Hendley. Thank you to everyone for your continued 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, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL.

Commit to be Fit

As the 'Race to be Mayor' hots up, the organisers are being most creative, coming up with very interesting ideas. Phil Redmonds team have organised Circuit Training, for all levels of fitness, in the Ballagh Community Centre, on Mondays and Thursdays, starting on Monday, January 7, The cost is €5 per night or 12 classes for €50.

Talent Competition

Martin 'Sponger' Fortune's team held a very entertaining Talent Competition in Marty's Bar, Oulart on January 12. The winners of that Talent Competition as well as the five winners from Phil's qualifying round will go forward to the Grand Final that will be held in the Sawdust Pub on Saturday, January 26, at 9.30 p.m.

Mayoral dates

Bingo in the Ballagh on Saturday, January 19, at 7.30 p.m. Bingo in Oulart at 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, and on February 10 and 24. Phil's team will hold a Breakfast Morning in Oulart Community Centre on Sunday, February 3. There will be dancing with Declan and the Classic Outlaws on February 15, in Oulart Community Centre. Sponger will hold a Dog Night in Enniscorthy featuring an All Star Race on February 21. Details to follow soon.

GAA Facebook

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Underage GAA

A registration night for Underage GAA and camogie players will be held in Oulart Community Centre on Saturday, February 16, at 8 p.m. For information please contact Elizabeth Freeman at 087 7560871.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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