Monday 23 September 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Glenbrien, Monageer, Oylegate, The Ballagh

Aoibhe,Suzanne and Maurice Donohoe, Ciara Sharkey and Grahame Donohoe at the Moyne Rangers dinner dance in the Riverside Park Hotel
Aoibhe,Suzanne and Maurice Donohoe, Ciara Sharkey and Grahame Donohoe at the Moyne Rangers dinner dance in the Riverside Park Hotel

Ballymurn: Congratulations - Congratulations to all the students on their Leaving Cert results and their college offers.

Pioneer News

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association will hold its annual pilgrimage in Our Lady's Island on Monday, September 2. Mass will be preceded by procession around the Island starting at 7.15.

Bus service

The local link have a service from Ballymurn to Wexford on Wednesday mornings leaving Ballymurn at 10.05 a.m. and departs Wexford town at 13.30.

GAA Club lotto

Numbers drawn were 1, 5, 7 and 8. No winner. Match-three winners: Andy Murphy Quigley, Veronica Roche. Next jackpot €10,000. Tickets are vailable from any club member or you can play online.

Well Done Ciara

Congratulations to Ciara Carley from Ballymurn on winning a Leinster title, an all-Ireland title and winning a silver medal int he clay pigeon World Championship.

Ciara hopes to secure her place on the Irish National squad for the 2020 world championships in England.

Best of luck

Best of luck to Annmarie Kehoe Kilmallock and Shades Hair Salon Wexford, who are Finalists in the Irish Hair and Beauty Awards in Dublin next weekend.

Notes for papers

If you have any notes you would like included in the Ballymurn Notes please foward them to by Thursday night.


Active Retirement

The active retirement groupr are planning a 4-night (five day) trip to Youghal on September 30. The cost for the trip is €290. A deposit of €90 is needed as soon as possible to secure your place.

GAA notes

Fixtures for the week: Tonight (Tuesday) under-13 Hurling Division 3 Quarter Final v St Anne's at 6.45 in Rathangan. Wednesday under-20 Premier Hurling Prem Round v Na Fianna, home at 6.45. Saturday Junior football championship last round v Starlights at 3.30, Oylegate.

The junior footballers enjoyed a good win 2-9 to 1-9 victory over Shelmaliers in the championship. Kerill Sutton and Tomás Murphy with the goals. That sees them through to the quarter finals for the first time in three years.

Unfortunately the intermediate hurlers were defeated by Askamore by two points in the championship.

This week 25 years ago, the junior hurlers got a walkover against Tara Rocks in their last game to see them through to the Quarter Final.



Bingo continues on Wednesday nights in O'Briens. Holy Family School would like to thank O'Briens for their continued support. A €1 donation from every bingo book sold on the night for the next six weeks will go to the school. Please support this. And have a fun night out in your local.

Back to School

Holy Family School returns to school on Wednesday, August 29, at 9 a.m.

Pop Up Gaeltacht

There will be a Pop Up Gaeltacht in Mernagh's bar, Oylegate on Friday, September 6, starting at 9.30 p.m. The idea is for people to meet informally in a relaxed atmosphere and to use whatever bit of Gaeilge they have. No pressure and a bit of craic. Tá fáilte roimh gach duine.

For updates, please follow the Pop Up Gaeltacht - Oylegate Facebook page.


PeekABoo playschool

PeekABoo playschool would like to congratulate and thank all the children for raising an amazing €1009.50 in their end of year sponsored walk. This is an amazing amount of money and will support a very worthy charity.

PeekABoo playschool is also taking bookings for ECCE playschool in September. Please contact Anne Butler at 087 6964124 for further information.

Clothes collection

Monageer-Boolavogue GAA are running a Clothes Collection and would welcome all donations of unwanted clothes, paired shoes, hats, scarfs, handbags, bed linen (no duvets, or cushions please) curtains, towels etc. All donations can be left at the Old Complex - Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. every week.

GAA action

Well done to our under-six and under-sevens who were brilliant against Oylegate Glenbrien recently. Keep up the practising. A big thanks to all the coaches who are doing a fantastic job.

Well done to Orla Stafford, under-eight Player of the week. Orla has been an ever present this year and always gives 100%. Keep up the good work.

Well done to the under-eight camogie girls who played at the Ferns blitz. Numbers were short but the girls played across two groups and came away undefeated with three wins and a draw. Fantastic displays from all there. Player of the week went to Caoimhe Kinsella, who was superb.


Text Alert

There have been a number of house break-ins in the Oylegate area over the past few weeks, two just this week. Parishioners are being asked to be extra vigilant for anything unusual e.g. strange cars, strangers calling to houses with unusual requests. Anything unusual should be reported to the Gardaí. There is a Community Text which covers the Oylegate and Glenbrien areas. Notification texts with details of any unusual activity/behaviour in the Parishes are sent out to parishioners, whose number is on the text list. If you are not a member of this Community Text and would like to have your number included please contact Eamonn Mernagh.

Leaving Cert

Best wishes to all students who received their Leaving Certificate results this week.

Parish Draw winners

July Parish Draw Winners: First prize €100: JJ O'Toole, Cúm An Tobar, €50 each to Nellie Hayden, Pamela Rowe, Jim and Catherine Rigley, Frankie Kehoe.

Pop Up Gaeltacht

There will be a Pop Up Gaeltacht in Mernagh's bar, Oylegate on Friday, September 6, starting at 9.30 p.m. The idea is for people to meet informally in a relaxed atmosphere and to use whatever bit of Gaeilge they have. No pressure and a bit of craic. Tá fáilte roimh gach duine. For updates, please follow the Pop Up Gaeltacht - Oylegate Facebook page.

GAA club news

Good luck to the junior footbballers when they play Davidstown on Saturday, August 24, at 3.30 p.m. in St Patrick's Park.

Baby/Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, Contact Claire Atkinson 087 1373579 or Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there for a chat and a play.

Bingo In Mernaghs

The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to raise much needed funds for the local Tidy Towns, bingo commences at 9.15 on a Thursday night and all support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

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.

The Ballagh

Boxing Club

A Greyhound Night in aid of the Ballagh Boxing Club, will take place at the Enniscorthy Dog Track on Monday, August 26. The first race will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is €10 and children are free.

Clothes collection

Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club are organising a 'Clothes for Cash Collection' on August 26 and they are hoping that the local community will assist them by donating clean used clothes. Men's, women's and children's clothing, Paired shoes, handbags, belts, small quantities of curtains, towels, sheets, blankets and soft toys are all acceptable.

To help with this fundraiser you are asked to drop off bags of clothes at the Upper Complex in Oulart on Saturday the 24th between 7.15 p.m. and 8.15 p.m. and on Sunday, August 25, 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. so that all bags will be ready for collection on Monday morning. For further information please contact any member of the camogie committee.

Split the Pot

Split-the-pot continues over the summer and your support would be greatly appreciated. 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, Tim's Cafe, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL.

Leaving Certificate

Congratulations to all the local girls and boys who completed their Leaving Certificate Examination and got their results last week. Best of luck to them all, whether they proceed to further education, embark on an apprenticeship or seek immediate employment.

Under-20 hurling

Oulart-The Ballagh under-20 hurlers will travel to Bree on Wednesday, August 21, to play Ballyhogue in the Enniscorthy District Roinn one semi-final. Throw-in is at 6.45 p.m. Best of luck to the players and management.

Club lotto

The numbers drawn in the GAA Club lotto on Monday, August 14, were 2, 29, 30 and 32. The Bonus Number was 21. The prize fund has reached 15,000 euro. The following were winners in the Lucky Dip: M & M c/o Mgt. Reddy, Mary McLoughlin, Raheenduff, Simon White, Aoife Walsh, Aisling and Maria Whelan. The next draw will take place on Monday, August 28. Tickets are €2 each; Book of six for €10 and book of 12 for €20All-Ireland Tickets

In the local GAA Club members' draw for all-Ireland Hurling tickets Kevin Sinnott and Margaret Leacy were successful while the all-Ireland Football ticket winners were Paul Roche and Martin Redmond.

Afternoon Tea

Kathleen Laffan, Clone West (Y25 X2 86) will host Afternoon Tea in her home on Saturday, August 24, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. so as to raise funds for 'Brighter Communities Worldwide-Kenya' where she is going as a volunteer.

Why not go along on Saturday the 24th for a cuppa and chat as well as an opportunity to help impoverished people in Africa. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mike Denver in concert

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA will present the ever-popular Mike Denver in concert at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey on Thursday, August 22. Doors will open at 7.30 p.m. and the concert will commence at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are priced at €20 and are available from players and committee and at the door on the night. This promises to be a superb event, not to be missed.

Heritage Week

Heritage Week will take place from August 17 to August 25, and with 2,000 events taking place throughout the country, there is undoubtedly an event for everyone. Two local walks have been organised for Heritage Week.

On Saturday, August 24, The Unyoke Walk will start at the Trading Post Caravan and Camping Park at 10 a.m. and follow the 11km, moderate grade walk, to Oulart Hill. Walkers will be returned by car to the starting point.

On the following day, Sunday, August 25, the Jean Kennedy Smith Walk, from Oulart Village to Oulart Hill will be held, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The walkers will be guided to the main monuments of Oulart - St Mochua's 1798 Chapel, the McGawley Memorial, the 1898 Monument, Mise Éire, Bygone Days Story House, the tree of Liberty and Tulach a' tSolais All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

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

Don't forget that if you want a mention in the Local Notes please contact Breda Jacob before 8 p.m. on Thursdays prior to publication. Phone or text 086 1686978. Email There is no charge for including an item in Local Notes.

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