Friday 23 August 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Boolavogue and Oulart

Scott Talisoo-Brady and Robert Brady at Oíche Oscailte at Gaelscoil Inis Córthaidh
Scott Talisoo-Brady and Robert Brady at Oíche Oscailte at Gaelscoil Inis Córthaidh

Ballymurn - GAA club news: Lotto Results: numbers drawn were 8, 15, 19 and 21. No winner, no match-three winners. Lucky-dip winners: Michael A Doyle, Michael Shiggins. Next jackpot €10,000. Tickets available from any club member.

Congratulations to Charlie Gordon, Ballymurn, who was the recipient of the Seana Ghael award for Crossabeg-Ballymurn Club in January

Tara Bishop 5K Fun Run

Well done to Bobby Redmond and his family for all their hard work in organising the Tara Bishop 5K Fun Run. Sincere thanks also to KDK who sponsored the event and to all of you who came out in support and made it all possible. It was a fantastic day and we hope that everyone enjoyed themselves. The event raised €6,435 to be split 50/50 between Ballymurn School and Temple Street Children's Hospital.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy to Mary Cullen and family, Ballylucas on the death of her brother Martin Sinnott in Dublin. May he rest in peace.

Irish Night

Irish Night in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn on Friday, February 22. Why not come along an enjoy a night of music dance and song. Everyone welcome.


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

Youth Club

Youth club meet every Friday night in Ballymurn Hall from 8.10 p.m.


School Enrolments

Scoil Naomh Bríde is now accepting enrolments for September 2019. Application forms are available from the school office - tel. no. 053-9127314 - or accessed through the school website

GAA notes

Under-7 hurling training for boys and girls has started back on Monday nights in the indoor arena from 6.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. All players should have a hurl, helmet and wear boots when training inside. The cost of each training session is €2 per child.

Well done to Darren Byrne, who became the first Blackwater hurler since James Ormonde in 1965 to line out for the Wexford senior hurling team in league/championship against Cork in the last weekend. He played the full match at full back and will be hoping to start against Tipp in next week. It's great to see the Blackwater name among the Wexford hurlers again. Blackwater hurlers were a feature of the Wexford team back in the early 1900s.

Hurling365 will be starting shortly and the club is looking for members to help out. Please contact Joe Cullen if you wish to coach.

Dates for hurling and football are as follows. Week ending March 10 - Round 1 All County Football League. Week ending March 17 - Round 1 All County Hurling League. Week ending March 24 - Round 2 All County Football League. Week ending March 31 - Championship Football (provisional) - should Wexford footballers reach the Div. 4 Final, this round of fixtures be rescheduled for a later date. Week ending April 7 - Championship Football. Week ending April 14 - Championship Hurling. Week ending April 21 - Championship Hurling

2019 club membership is due before March 31. Player €150, player and partner €160, student €70, non-player €60 and non-player and partner €70.

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? Even any old jerseys.

Last week's question: Who did Blackwater junior hurlers play in the 2001 Leinster championship first round? Answer was Carnew.

Be Active

Members of active retirement are meeting at 10 a.m. every Tuesday morning for a walk at the GAA pitch. Meet other members of our community and walk at your own pace. Try it!

Church choir

Blackwater church choir would love some new members to join. We practice in the church every Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Any age group can join or if you can play an instrument or carry a tune. You are all are welcome.

The Wayside Players

The Wayside Players will perform their 3 Act play 'It's The Real McCoy' on Sunday, the 17th of February in the Blackwater Lodge at 7pm and then again on Monday, the 18th of February at 8pm. Admission €5. All support welcome as we prepare for the 2019 3-Act circuit.


St Cormac's News

A frosty start to the day on Saturday, February 2, saw all but the under-13 game cancelled. Even this one was postponed till the afternoon and playing away to Ferns, they took an early lead with a Callum Byrne free that zipped past the keeper. Ferns fought back and drew level just before half-time and then proceeded to dominate the second half, adding two more goals. Despite losing 1-3, our lads played great football, especially goalie Ciarán Murphy, who made some spectacular saves and Evan Dunne and Abram O'Neill, who never gave up till the final whistle.

Senior citizens party

Boolavogue's Foróige Club hosted their annual senior citizen's Party on Sunday, February 3, and the assembled host was right royally entertained and fed. They sat down to a three course meal, were plied with all sorts of exotic alcohols and then danced off all the extra calories to the dulcet tones of Lar Kenny.

Biggest Loser

On Saturday, February 2, the first event of the GAA club's 'Biggest Loser' fundraiser took place. A great crowd took part in the 5km walk/run, strting from the GAA pitch at 9 a.m., they headed off past the graveyard and returned via Ballymotey Cross. There will be a 5km walk/run each Saturday, alternating between Monageer and Boolavogue and each one will start at 9 a.m.

Everyone, old and young, fast or slow, stroller or sprinter, is invited along and the event will take place come hail, rain, frost or snow. Last weekend's walk was in Boolavogue and this weekend's, on Saturday the 16th. will be in Monageer once again. For further details, please contact any member of the committee.

Tractor run thanks

The GAA club would like to thank all those who supported their annual Tractor Run on Sunday, February 3, especially the Hawkins family Clondaw, who put in huge energy and effort to organise the event. In the big raffle run on the day, Mylo Fenlon won the driver's prize, Paddy Breen won a drum of oil, Michael Brooks won a bottle of whiskey and Brian Lacey won a voucher for the Courtyard in Ferns. Andy Fenlon won a warm jacket, Mervyn Hawkins a hamper, Andy Rigley a drum of oil, Niall Finn a load of firewood, Conor Walsh a voucher for Turk Cuts, Niall O'Reilly a box of chocolates, Tommy Breen a bird box, Lar Daly a bottle of wine, John Fenlon a tin of celebrations, David Breen a bottle of red wine, with the final prize, a T-shirt, going to Cathy Ryan.

GAA News

The under-13 boys have their first Lenister League game this weekend, when they travel to Carlow on Saturday the 16th. They have been involved in serious preparation already, training in the Buffers Alley indoor arena on Saturday mornings and doing circuit training and conditioning every Thursday evening.

St Patrick's Day parade

Any group interested in taking part in the St Patrick's Day parade in the Harrow, are asked to contact Eithne Turner or Caroline Farrington in order to book their place. This promises to be a very enjoyable and family friendly event with a very special guest acting as Grand Marshal to oversee the action and with St Patrick and famed Fr Murphy taking part in the march-past.

Ministers of the Eucharist

On Saturday, February 16, at the Vigil Mass, Noeleen Hennessy is the Eucharistic Minister on duty while on Sunday morning at the 11 a.m. Mass, Monica Gahan will help distribute Holy Communion.

Clothes Collection

Monageer-Boolavogue GAA Club is continuing to collect used clothes for recycling, to raise much needed funds for the club. They welcome all donations of unwanted clothes, paired shoes, hats, scarves, handbags, curtains, clean towels, duvet covers, pillow cases and clean bed linen. However, they don't want duvets or cushions at all, please. All donations can be left into the old GAA complex in Monageer from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. till 4.30 p.m.

Wexford Water Safety AGM

Wexford Water Safety's AGM will take place on March 2 at 7.30 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford.



The sympathy of the community is extended to the chairperson of Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club, Mrs Geraldine Doyle,(Glynnranny) her husband Mike and family on the death of her mother, Mrs Peg Murphy, Tacumshane, whose funeral Mass took place in St Catherine's Church, Tacumshane on Friday, February 8, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. The late Mrs Murphy was predeceased by her husband Nick.

She is mourned by her daughters Frances, Elizabeth and Geraldine, her sisters Betty, Nora, Sr. Genevieve, brothers Nick, Martin, Billy and Seán, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá hanam dílis.

New Cook Book

Transition Year Students in St Mary's CBS, Enniscorthy, Edward O'Dowd (Monavullen) Aaron Byrne and Seán Walsh have compiled a very attractive, 50 page cookbook called 'Eat like an Athlete' which is a collection of recipes and healthy tips from various well-known Irish sporting personalities including Tadhg Furlong, Paul McGrath, Deirdre Duke, Paul and Gary O'Donovan, Colin Fennelly, Liam Silke and Danny Mullins as well as Oulart-The Ballagh stars Adam Nolan, Mary Leacy, Ursula Jacob, Nicola Sinnott and Keith Rossiter.

To promote the cookbook, Edward O'Dowd featured on South East Radio during the week. The cookbook is on sale in Corrigan's of Oulart at €8. Hurry and get your copy.

Scoil Mochua Notes

Enrolment Forms, for junior infants and any other pupils who wish to start school in September 2019, are available from the school office, 9 a.m. to 2.40 p.m. Parents/Guardians are advised to complete and submit enrolment forms as soon as possible.

Used Clothes Collection

Scoil Mochua's next Used Clothes Collection will take place on Tuesday, February 26. Bags of clothes should be left at the school gates before 9.30 p.m. on that morning.

Items of clothing, bags, paired shoes, belts, hats, towels, curtains and bed sheets are welcome. No duvets or pillows please.

Parents' association

A meeting of Scoil Mochua's parents' association will take place on Tuesday, February 19, at 8 p.m. All parents/guardians are invited to attend.


The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Caroline Jordan, who wins €139. Entry envelopes are available from all local businesses. The next draw will be held on February 11.

GAA Scholarships

Wexford GAA are offering 21 part-funded scholarships to Coláiste Laighean, New Ross in the summer of 2019.The scheme is based on the player's family, the player's club and Wexford GAA paying one-third each of the cost of the two - week residential course. Applicants apply to their local GAA Club and will be included in a draw to determine who wins the scholarship. The student's family only has to pay €160.

The dates of the Courses are as follows: June 23 to July 7 (Cúrsa C for second year-5th Year), July 12 to July 26 (Cúrsa D for sixth class-2nd Year). Each club may nominate two names. Parents/guardians of Oulart-The Ballagh GAA and camogie players who would like their child to be entered for the draw are asked to contact Oulart-The Ballagh, Oifigeach Gaeilge and Cultúr, Breda Jacob (086 1686978) no later than March 4. If there are more than two applicants locally, a supervised draw will be held and the successful applicants will be notified.

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..

Sponger's Events

Forthcoming events for Martin Sponger Fortunes Mayoral Campaign: Bingo in Bob's bar every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. 'Open Mic' night every Thursday in the Sawdust at 9 p.m. On February 21, a Dog Night in Enniscorthy with an All-Star Race starting at 8 p.m. with 10 Greyhound races on the card. Tickets are €10 each and children under-16 are free.

Phil's Campaign

Events for Phil Redmond's Mayoral Campaign are as follows: Sunday, February 17, and Sunday, February 24, bingo in Oulart Community Centre at 8 p.m.

On Friday, February 15, 'Dancing with Declan and the Classic Outlaws' in Oulart Community Centre at 9 p.m. On Sunday, February 24, a 5k/10k Walk and Run starting at the Upper Complex at midday, with registration from 11.30 a.m. The Circuit Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday in the Ballagh Community Centre from 8 p.m. to 9.00 till Thursday, February 14.

Golf classic in Blackwater Golf Course on Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17. Tee times 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Teams of Three - €60. For Bookings, please ring 087 6145075 or 087 9818421.

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