Tuesday 16 July 2019

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

Gavin Brennan, Annabel Doyle, Cathal Dunphy, Shifra Dunbar, Luke Byrne and Jack Kelly-Doyle at Castledockrell N.S. Sports Day.
Gavin Brennan, Annabel Doyle, Cathal Dunphy, Shifra Dunbar, Luke Byrne and Jack Kelly-Doyle at Castledockrell N.S. Sports Day.

Ballymurn: Patron. The Ballymurn Patron will take place on Sunday, August 18.

GAA lotto

Results: numbers drawn were 3, 11, 15 and 26. No winner, one match 3s Gayer Family Next jackpot €10,000. Tickets available from any club member or online.

dog night.

A family dog Night will take place on Monday, July 1, at Enniscorthy Greyound Track Ticket sellers will be calling to all houses in the parish over the next couple of weeks. Tickets €10 each.


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

Irish Night

An Irish night will take place in the Anvil Pub on Friday, June 28. Why not come along and join in the craic. Everyone welcome.

Knitter Knatters.

Ballymurn Knitter Knatters meet every Wednesday in the club room of the hall. New members always welcome.


GAA Notes

Fixtures for the week: Tonight All County Hurling League v St Martin's at 7.30 p.m. in our pitch, Also the under-13 footballers play Cloughbawn also at 7.30 in our pitch. On Saturday the junior footballers play in the last round of the league with a chance still to qualify for the league semi-final against Gusserane at 7 p.m. at home. On Monday, June 24, its the return of the minors who play in the football championship against Starlights at home at 7.30 p.m.

A great evening was had recently in our pitch with the presentation of jerseys to both our under-eight and under-14 girls. A huge thank you to Keith and Deirdre Barret for sponsoring our under-eight jerseys and to Peter and Lizzie O'Brien for sponsoring our under-14 jerseys.

Our Junior footballers enjoyed a brilliant victory over a Kilrush team who hadn't been defeated in league or championship this season. Our lads still missing a number of players due to exams and holidays were unlucky to be behind at half time as we squandered a number of goal and point opportunities. The men in black led for the first half but we kept in touching distance.

The second half started in the same vain as the first with Kilrush having a three point lead pushing that out to four in the first few minutes. They started to take control and it was out to five with only 10 minutes of the second half elapsed. We needed something and an off the ball incident when Paul O'Leary was running through seemed to have the desired effect as it finally got our lads going. We tagged on a few scores and our wing backs of Diarmuid Murphy and Ian Curran making brilliant runs up the pitch. One of these runs resulted in Ian winning a penalty after being fouled which Mossy dispatched well. Kilrush couldn't get the ball out with Dean Wright making a number of catches bossing the midfield area and five minutes after the penalty we were ahead from a Dean Whelan free. Another Whelan free after Mossy Earle did brilliantly to win it had us up by three with still 10 minutes to go. We put in a brilliant defensive performance for the last 10 to keep the Kilrush forwards to just another point.

The golf classic takes place on August 23 in Enniscorthy golf club usual prices etc. Contact Aidan Whelan to book your place 086 8483474.

This week 25 years ago, Blackwater turned on the style to hammer Clongeen 5-8 to 1-3 in Wexford Park in the Junior Hurling Championship. Scorers were Jack O'Leary 2-02, Ray O'Connor 1-3, Aidan O'Brien 0-2 and John Whelan 0-1.


Church news

MASS TO RENEW MARRIAGE VOWS - We plan to celebrate this special Mass on Sunday, July 14, at 10 a.m.

FAMILY MASS - This special Mass is planned for Sunday, August 18, at 10 a.m.


Sincere sympathy is extended from all in Monageer to the family of Jim Mackey, Tobergal, who passed away on recently after a long illness. Jim gave his time to the community voluntarily for many years, and was a long serving chairman of Boolavogue parish committee. He is survived by his wife Kit, his sons James, Martin, Aidan, Joe and Brian, his daughters Liz, Mary, Kate, Aoife and Niamh, grandchildren, brothers and sister. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

GAA news

Monageer-Boolavogue GAA Club is rightly proud of the under-14 boys who travelled to Kilavullen in Co. Cork over the Féile weekend, representing their club and county brilliantly.

On Friday, June 7, they played Carrig na bhFear and won. Then they took on Herbertstown of Limerick and lost narrowly. After the game they were treated to a feast in the local community centre. A victory on Saturday morning over the host club, Killavullen, meant that they qualified for the cup quarter final. This was played in Ballyhooly and despite being in front at the break and some brilliant performances from key players, they lost out to Grenagh of Cork.

The Killavullen players, mentors and supporters were as disappointed as ours when our lads exited the competition.

After this disappointment and with Kilavullen out of the shield competition at the same stage, everyone met in the community centre again on Saturday evening to watch the Cork - Waterford hurling match. The lads could not have had a better host club, with the players, coaches, followers being treated like royalty from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

The club would like to thank all those who sponsored kit, donated to the fundraisers, bought and sold tickets or helped out in any way. They would also like to thank the crowds of supporters who made the long journey to Cork to support the under-14s and would especially like to thank a brilliant bunch of players who made the whole adventure possible by qualifying for the Féile in the first place.

CAMOGIE - Congratulations to Mary Butler and Doris Spencer, U8 players of the week. Keep it going girls.

LOTTO DRAW - There was no winner of the jackpot which now stands at €6,700.


Siúl Ladhrú (Laroo)

Oulart Hill Development and Oulart Hill Walking Hub are pleased to announce that very soon a new amenity walk linking the Unyoke and Blackwater will open to the public. Measuring 7.4km in length, Siúl Ladhrú will be an easy walk, passing through some of the most unique topography in Ireland called Kame and Kettle and a landscape in which the name of Ladhra (Lyra), a hero in the nation's oldest legend, is reflected in several local place names.

Family Fun Day

Oulart Christmas Lights Committee are hosting a Family Fun Day in Marty's Bar on Sunday, June 16, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be entertainment by Liam Sharkey, a barbecue, face painting, raffle and much more. Tickets are only €5 and children go free. There will also be a Door Prize to the value of €150. Please support this event so that Oulart Village will be illuminated brightly for Christmas 2019.


The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Carol Dempsey, who gets €134.The school benefits to the same amount. The next draw is on June 10 Entry envelopes are available from the school and from local businesses. The parents' association say 'thank-you' to all who regularly play split-the-pot in support of the local primary school.

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. To maintain their privacy and for security reasons their names will not be published unless requested by themselves or their next-of-kin.

Family Notices

If you would like these Notes to include details of your family births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, achievements and successes 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 There is no charge for including such items in the Local Notes.

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.

Essential Information

The Eircode for the GAA grounds in Oulart, Upper Pitch is Y25 HX23. The Defibrillator is on the wall of the Generator Shed. The Eircode for the Lower Pitch is Y25 AE82. The Eircode for Oulart School is Y25 XK24. The Defibrillator is at the front of the school.

Oulart Text Alert

It costs only €10 to cover membership for two years, up till the end of 2020.To join at any time contact 087 3316866. Well done to the local volunteers who administer the Text Alert.


Church gate collection

There will be a church gate collection on June 22/23 in Oylegate and Glenbrien in aid of the Haiti Orphanage Project. Thank you for your continued support.

Hospice coffee morning

Our May coffee morning in Oylegate Community Centre in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare raised a total of €5,060. This wonderful outcome is thanks to the great generosity, co-operation and support of so many people in our community and beyond. Sincere thanks to you, one and all.

May Parish Draw Winners

First prize €200 Martin Kehoe, Coolanick. €50 each: Kieran Collins, The Oil, Anne McEvoy, Lower Range, Matt O'Connor, The Oil and Siobhán O'Leary, Rahale.

Patron Dates 2019.

Glenbrien Patron - June 30 at 2 p.m. Oylegate Patron - July 7 at 2.30 p.m.

Bingo In Mernaghs

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

Local Link Wexford

Local Link Wexford provides secure, reliable and affordable transport for the rural communities of County Wexford. Services are open to everyone and all ages. The services will accommodate those attending appointments, shopping etc. Where possible they will collect passengers from their homes. An information booklet together with timetable is available at the back of the church.

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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