Sunday 22 September 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Caim, Bree-Galbally, Clonroche-Poulpeasty, The Ballagh

Ballymurn: Youth Club. Ballymurn Youth Club will hold a registration night in Ballymurn Hall on Wednesday, September 4, at 8.30 p.m. It will also be the AGM the registration is for existing and new members who attended Ballymurn NS or live in Ballymurn. This is for parents/guardians only.

5k Fun run/walk.

Dynamic Kickboxing Academy are organising a 5k fun run/walk in Ballymurn on October 29. more details to follow. This fundraiser is to help fund five of their teenagers to represent Ireland in the world kickboxing championships in New York in November.


Congratulations and well done to Christopher Kehoe Garryvarren on his great achievement in the World Skills Competitions in Russia.

GAA lotto

Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA lotto results. Numbers drawn were 8, 19, 28 and 30. No winner, match three Shane and Katie Foley, M & K Hayes Next jackpot €10.000.

Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k beginners six-week course starts in Crossabeg-Ballymurn community centre field on Wednesday, September 11, at 7.30 p.m. The group will meet every Wednesday and Friday for six weeks. €60 for the six weeks. call or text Liam at 087 0635416.


GAA Notes

Fixtures for the week: Tomorrow night (Wednesday) under-20 premier hurling Quarter Final v Oylegate-Glenbrien at 6.30 at home. Saturday at 4.30 p.m. final round of the intermediate Hurling Championship v Shamrocks in Monamolin.

The minor hurlers defeated St James in the quarter finals of the championship 3-18 to 3-08. They now play Mougeen Gaels in the semi-finals.

The under-20 hurlers made history by defeating Bunclody-Davidstown in the premier hurling championship prelims stage. It's our first time ever playing at this grade since its inception (formerly under-21). They won 1-16 to 0-14 with Josh Culleton with the goal.

Family Resource Centre

The KFRC is working busily and well, in providing services to Kilmuckridge and neighbouring villages of Blackwater; The Ballagh; Oulart; Monamolin and Ballygarrett.

Services cover the entire age spectrum, of babies, pre-school children, school children, young adults, parents, men and the elderly and infirm.

Most of these services are covered by grants; however the administration costs, of premises, extra manpower, and maintenance must be funded by Fundraising and sponsorship. The KFRC acknowledges the generosity of those who have made contributions, also the generosity of the volunteer Meals on Wheels facilitators.

However, there is still a great need for funds, and we appeal to the people of the communities which benefit from the services, to remember the KFRC in relation to contributions, of whatever amount they can afford. Contributions may be sent or left in to the Kilmuckridge Family Resource Centre, Ballygarron, Kilmuckridge, or telephone 053 9130393 for a Bank Account Number for direct donation.

Meals on Wheels

If you can spare an hour or two of your time to deliver meals once a month, please contact us on 0539130393.


Mass times

Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. and Wednesday morning Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Duffry lotto

Anne Walsh was the match-three winner last week. The numbers drawn were 17, 24, 27 and 32. The jackpot is now €4,900. The next draw will take place in the Holy Grail on Tuesday, September 3, at 9.30 p.m.

Vintage Rally

Caim annual Vintage Rally and road run will take place in Caim on Sunday, September 8, in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare, Caim senior citizens Outing and Caim Vintage Club. If anyone has any bric-à-brac, bottles and baking it can be given to any committee member. There are some spaces available on the day for autojumble.

Caim NS

Caim National School reopened last Thursday. There were many new smiling faces and a few tears on the morning best of luck to all new pupils for the coming year.

Vintage Threshing

All roads lead to Caim next Sunday for a Vintage Threshing and Road Run. Come on out with your tractor, car or motor bike young or old and support this worthy cause. Run commences at 1 p.m. Looking forward to see you all at Rackards Caim next Sunday.

Youth Club news

Hope you all had a lovely summer. We're back for another new year of Youth Club. We are trying to gauge interest among the kids and also to see how many parents are available to help run the club as leaders, which just means helping with the planning/organising of nightly activities for members. Without leaders our club cannot continue.

So if your child/children are planning on re-joining/not re-joining youth club this year could you be so kind as to text YES/NO followed by your name to our mobile 087 7530958 and also if you are willing to assist as a leader please reply - Leader.


Bree Youth Club

Registration for the new club year will take place in Bree Community Centre on Friday, September 6, from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Club will resume as normal on Friday, September 13.

Bree Active Retirement

The September meeting of Bree ARA takes place on Wednesday, September 18, in Bree Community Centre. A trip has been arranged for the Arboretum and Rathwood at a date to be confirmed. Names and deposits will be taken at this meeting. A committee meeting will be held at 1.30 p.m. before the social. Enquiries to 086 0747823.

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes will take place in Bree Community Centre with Grace Reddington on Monday nights from 8.15 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. and on Wednesday mornings from 10.15 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. Sessions will begin on Monday, September 16, and continue for six weeks. Please bring your own mat. Cost is €60 for the six weeks or €12 drop in session.

Barn dance

A big thank you to all those who contributed in any way to the success of the Bree barn dance recently.

Fashion Show

Bree Community Development Group is hosting a Fashion Show in the Riverside Hotel on Wednesday, October 16, in aid of Bree Community Playground. Enniscorthy based shops 'Glamour' and 'Ottiva' are supplying the fashion and Liam Sharky is MC for the night. Tickets at €10 will be on sale shortly in Garry Byrnes, Riverside Hotel and from any Committee Member.


Cloughbawn FC

Cloughbawn FC would like to extend their congratulations to Darragh O'Connor on his recent signing to Leicester City FC Darragh started with the club 11 years ago under the watchful eye of Eamonn O'Neill and proved to have passion and hunger from the word go. He worked hard for all the managers he had in Cloughbawn Afc. This is a just reward for Darragh, Cloughbawn, and his family especially Bridget, who never missed a game on the line. We are very proud of Darragh and wish him every success in the future.

Cloughbawn GAA

Fixtures: Round five Permanent TSB Junior 'A' Hurling Championship Group B September 6 in the Rock, Tara Rocks v Cloughbawn at 6.45 p.m.

The Courtyard Ferns Intermediate Hurling Championship September 7 4.30 p.m. Innovate Wexford Park Cloughbawn v St Abban's Adamstown.

Congratulations are extended to former Cloughbawn hurler and footballer Darragh O'Connor, on his recent signing to Leicester City FC Best wishes and success in your future career.


Yoga by Lynn takes place in Poulpeasty hall on Tuesday mornings at 11.30 and also restarting Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Beginners always welcome. Open to men and women.

You don't have to flexible to do yoga, yoga teaches you to be flexible and enhances your muscle strength. Yoga is good for your mind, body and soul and also a fun way to stay fit and healthy. Come along and try it out. You can contact Lynn personally at 083 0035460.


We extend sympathy to the Murphy family on the death of Tyler, 38 Canon Murphy Park, aged 16 years. Loving grandson of Willie and Mag. Son of Annette, Sli an Uisce, brother of Derek, Mia, Lily, Mason, Daisy and the late Jasmine and Leon. Sadly missed by his family, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

The Ballagh

Boxing Club

The Boxing season re-commences on Monday, September 2. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are the training days; 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for underage and beginners, 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for everyone else. The training will be in the Ballagh Community Centre till the clubhouse is completed in approximately two months. All are welcome to join this most successful boxing club that can boast of many all-Ireland winners in the past.


Congratulations to the most recent winners of the split-the-pot-Geraldine Lawlor (€87), Pauline Davitt (€57), Pat Redmond (€65).

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. For details of joining and training please contact Ger at 086 1578484 or Vickie at 087 77807849.

Family/Club Notices

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Gorey Guardian