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Thursday 20 June 2019

Around the districts: Bree-Galbally, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, Kiltealy-Ballindaggin, Marshalstown-Castledockrell, Rathnure

Bree-Galbally: New councillor - Congratulations to Cathal Byrne, Ballyhogue, who was elected to Wexford County Council as a representative of the Enniscorthy District at the recent local elections.

Tidy Towns News

Bree Tidy Towns Committee would like to thank all the people of who contributed so generously to our fundraising initiative. With your help we will now be able to continue to fund the co-payment necessary to keep two workers on the CEP scheme, and to purchase bedding plants etc., ahead of when the village will be judged for this year's competition.

We would also like to thank those who offered to help in a practical way and those hard-working volunteers who have continued with clearing litter from the approach roads.

Community Centre Hub

Bree Community Centre is now offering for hire a standalone room/office area which is very suitable for a start up business. There are also 'hot desk spaces' for hire in the hub for any independent office worker. All enquires to Bridie Galavan at 086 8275943. Viewing is by appointment only.

Ballyhogue cake sale/Clothes Collection

Ballyhogue parents' association is holding a cake sale on Friday, June 7, at 1 p.m. Please join us for tea and cake. Anyone wishing to donate to the cake sale can leave donations into the school from 9.30 Friday morning. We are also holding a clothes collection from now till June 7. Bags can be dropped in to the school during school hours. Thank you for your continued support.

Volleyball

Volleyball continues each Friday evening in Galbally Hall from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. All ages and abilities welcome. For enquiries contact Gerry at 089 4052973.

Bicycle Safety

St Joseph's NS in Bree has been working recently on bicycle safety with the children. We have arranged bicycle safety workshops where the children learned how to cycle safely. We have also texted parents reminding them to take care when young cyclists are on the roads, as well as reinforcing the message to children at assembly time. In liaison with the council, the parents' association has arranged for the erection of signs that remind drivers to be careful around cyclists.

Now we are asking parishioners to do the same. Please give our young cyclists plenty of space when driving. Be aware that children make mistakes and can sometimes make sudden unpredictable movements while learning to cycle. Drivers can help by reducing their speed, keeping their distance and showing patience to young cyclists.

Cycling is great for the planet, great for the children and an essential skill for every child. Please help us to make the roads safe in the parish of Bree.

Ballyhogue GAA lotto

The numbers drawn were 2, 11, 21 and 23. There was no jackpot winner. Match 3s were Liam Curtis, Eddie Dunne Graham Parker, Liam Walsh, Fr Billy Caulfield, Enda O'Brien, Syl Doyle Wilton. Next Draw is June 12 with a jackpot of €2,200.

Bree AC News

Bree Athletic Club had a great day at the Leinster Juvenile Relay Championships in Leixlip recently.

The girls under-10 team of Hannah Carr, Hazel Breen, Sarah O'Brien and Ava Wilson qualified for the final where they finished in seventh position.

The boys under-11 team of Shane Laffan, PJ Breen, James Wall, Jayden Kenny and Billy Doyle had fantastic runs to win silver medals after finishing in second place in the heat and the girls under-12 team of Keira Wilson, Maura Doyle, Ciara Laffan, Chloe Casey and Léa Bolger qualified in first place in their heat but had a battle in the final to earn their place on the podium with a photo finish giving them bronze medals by 0.01 of a second.

Next competition is the under-nine-13 Leinster Championships in Tullamore next weekend. Best wishes to all involved.

Community Games News

Best of luck to all of the local qualifiers for the Co Athletic Finals which take place in Enniscorthy on Sunday, June 30. There are still a few vacant places in the under-14/16 age groups. Please contact area secretary Clare Doyle at 087 4151350 asap if interested in taking part.

Well done to our 10 competitors taking part in the National Community Games in Limerick recently. Eva Bailey was our medal winner where she won the medallion in the under-12 Breaststroke.

Other competitors in swimming were Holly Furlong, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Abi Cullen, Claire Whelan, Ava Whelan, Ava Kehoe, Lucy McCormack and Sarah O'Leary. Sam Devereux competed in the under-10 Art. Well done to all involved and to their manager Tracy Cullen.

Rathnure Summer Musical

Rathnure Panto Society presents their 10th summer Musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats. Also find us on Facebook for more info.

Clonroche-Poulpeasty

Junior and Leaving Certs

Good luck to all the young students in the parish who are starting their exams tomorrow. Best wishes in your pursuit of further education and careers.

Cloughbawn GAA

Cúl Camp - This year's Kellogg's Cúl Camp will take place from July 22 to July 26 in Cloughbawn - sign up now at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps and be a part of the fun.

First Goal Fundraiser - Scratch card fundraiser for Wexford v Kilkenny on Saturday, June 15, in Wexford park, match time of first Goal scored to win €500 tickets are available from all members at €2 each.

Lotto news - numbers drawn in the lotto were 3, 14, 19 and 32, The jackpot of €10,000 is still standing as there was no one matching four numbers. Match-three winners were Garry Flood, Tominearly and Joe Kehoe the Villas, next draw is changed to our new date of Friday, June 7, in Aughyvoir.

Community Games News

Best of luck to all of the local qualifiers for the Co Athletic Finals which take place in Enniscorthy on Sunday, June 30.

There are still a few vacant places in the under-14/16 age groups. Please contact area secretary Clare Doyle at 087 4151350 asap if interested in taking part.

Ten local competitors represented their area and county in the National Community Games in Limerick last weekend.

Eva Bailey was our medal winner where she won the medallion in the under-12 Breaststroke. Other competitors in swimming were Holly Furlong, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Abi Cullen, Claire Whelan, Ava Whelan, Ava Kehoe, Lucy McCormack and Sarah O'Leary.

Sam Devereux competed in the under-10 Art.

Well done to all involved and to their manager Tracy Cullen.

Split-the-pot

The winner of this week's split-the-pot was William Kinsella Wildflower Cafe, the pot was €250, remember if your not in you can't win, envelopes available at various business in the village.

Poulpeasty Cemetery Patron

The patron will take place on Friday, June 7, at 7.30 p.m. with Mass in the cemetery weather permitting.

Clonroche NS

Reserve the Date for the annual School fundraiser. The 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Sunday, June 9, at 11 a.m. The Walk will take place from Cloughbawn GAA Complex, Castleboro.

Rathnure Summer Musical

Rathnure Panto Society presents their 10th summer Musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats. Also find us on Facebook for more info.

Kiltealy-Ballindaggin

Papal honour

His Holiness Pope Francis has awarded the Papal Honour of the Benemerenti Medal to Biddy O'Leary, Kiltealy for her long and exceptional service to the church, and the many priests who had the privilege of working with Biddy. Her commitment to the church and wider parish community has been truly extraordinary.

To celebrate this historic occasion the parish committee wishes to extend an open invitation to everyone in the parish community to join with Biddy and her family on Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. in Kiltealy Church where Bishop Denis will celebrate Mass and present Biddy with her medal. Everyone is invited to the hall for refreshments after Mass.

This is a great occasion for Biddy and her family and the community. We look forward to seeing you there.

3rd Green Flag

Congratulations to Ms Duff and the Green School Committee of Kiltealy NS on receiving their third green flag recently. Well done to all involved.

Split the Pot

The winner of Kiltealy NS split-the-pot last week was Larry Meyler, who won €146. Play split-the-pot every week envelopes available locally. Thank you for your continued support of Kiltealy N.S.

Duffry Rovers Lotto

The numbers drawn last week were 7, 22, 23 and 32. No matches. Lucky-dip winners: Aidan Lawless, Greenanne; Con Carthy, Ballindaggin and Alan Buckley c/o camogie club.

Seller's prizes went to Mike Doyle; Tom Walsh; Jim Jordan and Joan Rafter.

The draw tonight (Tuesday, June 4) is in the Thatch, Kiltealy and the jackpot is €3,600.

Free digital skills course

Get to know your computer IPAD, IPHONE, tablet etc. Free digital course will be available soon in Kiltealy Hall, evenings over four weeks. Equipment available or bring your own.

Course available to persons who meet ONE of the following criteria: over 45+, Farming communities, unemployed, small business owners, persons with disabilities, disadvantaged groups.

If interested in booking a place for you or your group contact Kiltealy parish office at 053 9256650.


Rathnure summer musical

Liam Sharkey would like to spread the news that Rathnure Panto Society will stage their summer musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly.

Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats. Also find us on Facebook for more info.

Ballindaggin NS present show

The children of St Colman's NS, Ballindaggin will present two shows 'Mary Poppins' and 'Hats Off' in Ballindaggin Community Hall on Tuesday, June 11, and Wednesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. each evening. Raffle for great prizes both nights. All support welcome.

Marshalstown-Castledockrell

Castledockrell NS

We look forward to raising our new flag on Friday, June 21, after our End of Year/Graduation Mass in the school. The Mass is at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to attend. For more information please contact the school at 053 9388892, castledockrell@eircom.net or our website castledockrell.weebly.com.

Good Luck

Good luck to all from the parish who are preparing for or doing examinations at the moment.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday, July 7. If anybody would like to join with the choir in singing at the Diocesan Mass on that day please contact Eileen Carton 087 2933545.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Mikie Roche and Catherine Brooks on their recent marriage. Wishing them health and happiness for the future.

Storytelling

Next session of storytelling in Castledockrell is on Thursday, June 20, at 8 p.m. Refreshments served and a raffle held on the night.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Nora Devereux and to the family of the late Kathleen Palmer. May they rest in peace.

Mass Times

Weekend Masses in the parish are as follows Saturday in Marshalstown at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday in Castledockrell at 10 a.m. Please note also that baptisms in both Marshalstown and Castledockrell are on Saturdays only.

Social Dance

The next Social Dance in Marshalstown is on Friday, June 21. Music by the Images. Doors open at 9.30 p.m. and dancing starts at 10 p.m. Admission including tea is €8.

Castledockrell Patron

The annual patron and blessing of graves is in Castledockrell on Friday, July 5, with Prayers in cemetery at the church at 7.45 p.m. and Prayers in Present Cemetery at 8 p.m.

Crioshue Patron

The annual patron and blessing of graves is in Crioshue on Saturday, July 6, at 11 a.m.

Day care activities

Upcoming activities at St Mary's Day Care Service, Bunclody. Monday, June 10 - Activities Workshop with Sports Active, Wexford. Monday, June 17 - Dancing with Declan Flanagan. Monday, June 24 - Mystery Tour. To book please contact Maria on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays at 053 9376552.

Note that the centre is closed for July and August. Reopens on September 2.

Bingo

Bingo continues every Thursday evening in Marshalstown Community Centre starting at 8.30 p.m. with three big jackpots to play for....

Open Garden

Open Garden at Walter Kelly's, Tombrick on Sunday, June 9, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in aid of St Anthony's Unit, Co. Wexford Community Workshop, Enniscorthy. Tea served and raffle.

Notes Deadline

Please note due to an earlier deadline items for the notes should reach me by 6 p.m. on the Thursday before each issue including on bank holiday weekends. Also only not for profit items should be included in the notes. Thank you for your co-operation.

Rathnure

Church Notices

Trócaire: Thanks to all who contributed to the Trócaire boxes. €551 was raised to date. Please remember to return yours.

Split-The-Pot: Please support Rathnure Church Restoration Fund's Split-The-Pot. Envelopes available from local businesses.

Bingo

The bingo jackpot on Tuesday the third is €2,900.

Rita Reddy RIP

The Hall Committee extend heartfelt sympathy to the family and relatives of the late Rita Reddy RIP. In recent years Rita was an honorary vice-president of the organisation and for many years before that she gave freely of her time and talent to the bingo and the hall. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Camogie club news

Fr McDonald Tournament 2019: A big thank you to everyone that helped out at our Tournament this year. Fr McDonald is on his way north as Antrim team Loughgiel Shamrocks were our eventual winners beating Rathnure in the final. Well done to all involved. A massive thank you to Claire O'Connor and all our organisers for the great day.

Best Wishes: With exams around the corner we would like to wish all our girls the best with their preparations and exams, and we look forward to seeing you for some championship action at the end of June.

Championship Round one Fixtures: Senior: vs. Oulart-The Ballagh on Monday, June 24. Intermediate: vs. Blackwater on Tuesday, June 25.

GAA golf classic

This is on Friday, July 5, in Enniscorthy Golf Club. Team of four costs €200 with meal included. GUI and amateur prizes. Sponsored holes from €50. Contact 087 2831798 for more info.

Summer Musical

Rathnure Panto Society presents their 10th summer Musical 'Dancing at the Checkout', a brand new comedy musical full of 70's and 90's music, on June 20, 21, 24, 26, 27 and 28 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Call 087 0680564 or 087 6954112 to book the best seats.

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