Tuesday 18 June 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Boolavogue, Oulart, Oylegate

Breda Doran with Eddie and Marie O’Brien enjoying a cuppa at the St Mary’s NS Christmas concert in Réalt na Mara GAA clubhouse
Breda Doran with Eddie and Marie O’Brien enjoying a cuppa at the St Mary’s NS Christmas concert in Réalt na Mara GAA clubhouse

Ballymurn: Lotto - Lotto results for December 19: numbers drawn were 3, 13, 18 and 28 No winner, no match 3s Lucky Dips: C O'Leary Mary Jackman Next jackpot €10,000. Next draw on Thursday, January 3.

Silver Circle

The December draw of the Silver Circle Fundraiser took place in the Anvil on Friday, December 21, The lucky winners were Colm Roche, Castlebridge; Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Gaelic Football Club c/o the Friary, Crossabeg; Conor Mac.

Aogain, Kitestown; Yvonne Sidney, Kilpatrick; and Avril Murphy, Monmore. Congratulations to all.

Tara Bishop 5km Memorial Run

The Tara Bishop 5km Memorial Run takes place on January 27 at midday, more info on Facebook. Training sessions continue every week - contact Bobby Redmond if interested.

Happy New Year

We would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year.


GAA notes

The 2018 AGM was held recently in Levers Bar, Blackwater with an attendance of about 30 club members. Aoife Roche club secretary was first to speak and thanked everyone for he past year. Unfortunately no silverware this year but she was hopeful for 2019. The junior footballers finished 5th in the group while the intermediate hurlers also finished 5th, avoiding relegation on the final day of the season.

Keith Barrett, club treasurer reported the club to be in a healthy state currently with a profit reported over the year. Liam Buttle Club Chairman reiterated what his fellow officers had said and thanked the management and his fellow committee members for the year past. The club membership was confirmed for 2019 and is payable to any committee member. Club player €150. Club player and partner €160 €70 for student €60 for non player. €70 for non player and partner.

Patron Fr. Brendan Nolan. Vice Presidents Tom Carroll, Mike Carroll, Larry Whelan, Sean Ormonde, Jim Murphy (The Moate), Jimmy Whelan. President Tomy Whelan. Chairman Liam Buttle. Vice Chairman Owen Murph. Secretary Aoife Roche. vice Secretary Declan O'Leary. Treasurer Keith Barrett. Vice. Treasurer Paul MurphY. PRO Declan O'Leary. Registrar Eimer Whelan. County Board Rep Eddie Rowe ASAP Office Aidan Whelan. Irish Officer Dean Wright. Ground co-ordinator Eddie Rowe. Healthy Club Officer Aidan Whelan

Committee Members: All of the above, Lar Leacy, Richard Blake, Denis Carroll, Dessie O'Brien, John Whelan, Pad O'Connor, Ger Corrigan, Denis O'Brien, Gerry Murphy, Mick Lillis, John Roche, Peter O'Brien, Owenie Leacy, a representative from Ladies football and rep from camogie tbc. Management Intermediate Hurling Mattie Flynn O'Connor, Ger Corrigan. Junior Football Eamon O'Leary, Michael O'Leary, John Broderick, Paul Redmond. Junior B Hurling TBC. U20 Hurling & Football Dean Wright & Denis O'Brien

Last weeks question: who scored a deflected goal from 30 yards to win the county football semi final in 1979 against Kilrush? Michael O'Leary

This week's question: What Blackwater player was honored on the team of the century in Warwickshire?

Massive congrats to Eoin Byrne and Tina Rainsford who got married recently in Clare.



There was great sadness in the greater Boolavogue area over the Christmas season owing to the tragic death of Timothy (Timmy) Levingstone RIP, Clone, Monamolin. Predeceased by his Mother Mary and sister Ann, he is survived by his father Dinny, brothers Dennis and Noel and sister May. His remains reposed in Kavanagh's Funeral Home, Ferns on Wednesday the 26th. And removal to St Cormac's church took place on Thursday the 27th. at 11.30 a.m. for Requiem Mass at midday. This was followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Sincere sympathy is extended to his family and many friends on their heartbreaking loss.

GAA lotto

The first draw of the New Year for the Monageer-Boolavogue lotto takes place on Tuesday, next, January 8 at 9.30 p.m. in the club complex in Monageer. The top prize on offer is €5,500 and tickets for the draw, costing only €2, are available from local shops and businesses as well as from all club members.

Gym membership

If you are hoping to shed some of the Christmas kilos in 2019, you might consider joining the Monageer-Boolavogue GAA Club gym. Adult membership costs €120 and membership for a couple costs €200. A family membership is available for €250 and students can avail of a special €60 fee. For more details please contact 087 6825859.

Ministers of the Word

Rosaleen Gahan is reading at the 8 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday, January 5, with Cormac O'Loughlin helping distribute Holy Communion. On Sunday morning at 11 a.m., James Breen is the Minister of the Word on duty while Philip Kehoe is the Eucharistic Minister.

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. every week after the Christmas break.


Christmas in St Patrick's Church

St Patrick's Church was packed to capacity on Christmas Eve for the 9 p.m. Mass with the regular congregation boosted by relatives and friends who were visiting for Christmas. The church had been tastefully decorated by Marcella Davis and Mary Kennedy while Jim Doyle had erected the Crib, whose figures had been delicately repainted by the Masterson family.

The choir, under choir-master Seán Hallahan, with organist Kathleen O'Hanlon and soloists Chloe Kenny-Carton and Pam Rossiter, transported us to the heavens with their rendition of Christmas Hymns, particularly their glorious and elevating 'O Holy Night'.

Parish priest, Fr Paddy Browne thanked the parishioners for their ongoing support and generosity and expressed his deep gratitude to the many volunteers who help with the running of the parish and to the organisations who add to the vibrancy of the area.

At the Mass on Christmas Day many children accompanied their parents and grand-parents and they brought with them a toy. They were invited to approach the altar and surround the Crib where Fr Browne spoke to them and blessed them. And after the Final Blessing, who should appear but Santa Claus, making a final stop on his return journey to the North Pole. Daidí na Nollag spoke to the kids and distributed sweets to the astonished youngsters.

Senior citizens party

The annual Oulart senior citizens Party will be held in the community centre on Sunday, January 6 (Lá Nollag na mBan or 'Little Christmas). If you know of any Seniors (over-65s) in the locality whose name should be added to the list of invitees please inform Seán Byrne (087 6486279) or Eddie O'Grady (087 2771735) or any member of the committee.

Get Well Wishes

Best wishes for a speedy return to full health to the people from the area who are sick at home or in hospital.

For security reasons and to maintain their privacy, their names will not be published unless requested by themselves or their next-of-kin. Don't forget that on the First Friday of every month, the Rosary will be recited in St Mochua's Church, at 7.30 p.m. for the intentions of the sick of the parish. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Family Notices

If you would like these Notes to include details of your family births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries and achievements etc. please supply the relevant details (no later than Thursday at 8 p.m.) by phone, text, email or written note to Breda Jacob (086 1686978) or email Items arriving too late for inclusion will be carried over to the next edition.

Mayoral events

As the 'Race to be Mayor' hots up, the organisers are being most creative, coming up with very interesting ideas. Martin 'Sponger' Fortune's team will hold a quiz on January 4.

GAA Calendar

The organisers of Phil Redmond's Mayoral campaign launched a souvenir calendar recently, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Oulart-The Ballagh's first senior championship win on October 16, 1994, and the 12 other senior successes up to 2016.

The calendar features photographs of all 13 Oulart-The Ballagh Co. Wexford championship winning panels as well as the 2015 Leinster Club-Championship panel and backroom team. In this venture, as in many others over the years, the support of sponsors has been invaluable and is truly appreciated by players, officials and members. The calendar is on sale locally for €10.

Míle Buíochas

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA and its chairman, Bartle Sinnott would like to wish all members, players, mentors, sponsors and supporters a happy and successful New Year. Thank you all for your dedication and support and, with all your commitment, the club can look forward with confidence to 2019.

Club lotto

Oulart-The Ballagh Club lotto jackpot remains intact but five contributors benefit from the Lucky Dip each draw. The most recent winners were Niamh Dempsey, Killagown, Ethan Freeman, O'Hanlon family, The Ballagh, Liz O'Connor and Anne Kennedy, Monamolin.

Scoil Mochua News

The primary school closed, for Christmas holidays, at midday on Friday, December 21, and will reopen on Monday, January 7.

Scoil Mochua's 2019 Calendar was launched recently and they are available to purchase in the school, the local post office and Corrigan's Spar. They cost €8 each, two for €15 and three for €20.

CFR is live

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 queries please contact Vickie (087 7780749) or Ger (086 1578484).

New Year greetings

I wish all the readers of these Local Notes a peaceful, prosperous and fulfilling New Year. May you and your families enjoy good health, good fortune and contentment in 2019.


Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, January 13.

Music on the night is by 'the lonely little robin' man himself, Pat Daly, who makes a welcome return to Oylegate. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8. Come along for a lovely night on music and dance.

5K Family Fun Run and Walk

Oylegate Utd will host a 5K Family Fun Run and Walk on Sunday, January 13. Registration from 9.30 a.m. at Oylegate Community Centre. Run and Walk starts at 10.30 a.m. Find us on Facebook for more details.

Oylegate GAA

Oylegate-Glenbrien GAA Club would like to wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy New Year. We thank everyone for your generous support in 2018 and we look forward to another great year on the playing fields in 2019 for all our teams.

Parish Draw

The winners of the November draw were: €200: Hermes Parker, €50 each to Michael and Dymphna Shanahan, Roperstown, John and Ann Marie Farrell, Coolamain, Ken Bolger, Coolamain, Pauline Maher, Coolanick.

Happy New Year

Eamon and Sue of Mernaghs Lounge Oylegate would like to wish all their staff and customers a very happy new year and look forward to your continued support in 2019.

Parish Journal

The Oylegate-Glenbrien Parish Journal 2017-2018 is for sale at: Freeman's Gala Store, Garry's Service Station, Mernagh's Lounge, The Slaney Inn, The Book Centre, Wexford, SOS Bookshop, Wexford, Byrne's Bookshop, Enniscorthy and Doyle's Service Station, Ballymurn.

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.

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