Around the districts: Ballymurn, Bree-Galbally, Oulart
Ballymurn: Silver Circle - Congratulations to our January winners. The five winners of prizes of €200 each are Eamonn Doyle, Ballymurn, Albert McDonald, Saunderscourt, Sharon Roche, Newcastle, Celine and Fergus Moore, Artramon Heights and Mary Bishop, Ballymurn. February's draw takes place at 9 p.m. on Friday the 15th in the Anvil, Ballymurn.
Community Field, Garrywilliam
Despite the harsher weather of recent weeks, there are good numbers availing of the walking track at the field. The track is lit till 10 p.m. each night helping everyone stick to their resolution to Get Active in 2019. A small contribution to the honesty box is always appreciated. Repairs to the entrance road are being arranged.
Ballymurn FC is the current resident at the soccer pitch. New members (adults) are welcome. Contact Vinny Quirke at 087 6824077.
Candles for the Altar
It is a long standing tradition that candles are supplied by the people of the parish for their local church. If you would like to supply candles for the coming year you may purchase them in Costcutters Ballymurn orb in the Cenacle bookshop Wexford.
Ballymurn and Crossabeg Volunteers
If you would like to volunteer to help out at different times in the parish, please sign your name on the sheet at the back of the church.
Bingo takes place every Monday in the Anvil Pub starting at 9 p.m.
Youth Club takes place every Friday night in Ballymurn Hall from 8.10 p.m. New members always welcome.
Numbers drawn 12, 16, 25 and 27 No winner, two match-three winners: Rioch Fox Judy Sinnott. Next jackpot €10,000.
There are a number of positions available on the Bree CEP scheme: Cleaner Childcare Facility Bree (1), Community Centre Caretaker/Cleaner Bree (2), Community Centre Caretaker/Cleaner Galbally (1), Childcare Worker Bree (2), Childcare Worker Galbally (1), Clerical Assistant Bree (1).
This week, the jackpot is €650 and can be won in less than 56 numbers. €10 per book and it all kicks off at 9 p.m. on Tuesday in Byrnes of Bree.
Scoil Eoin Baiste, Galbally is now accepting enrolment applications for September 2019. Enrolment packs are available in the school office.
Contact details 053 9247622, galballyns.ie or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Patrick's Weekend Run/Walk
Galbally Sports and Leisure Club will host a 10k run and 5k walk on bank holiday Monday, March 18. The event will begin at 11 a.m., with registration taking place from 10 a.m. onwards. Entry fee is €5 for the 5k walk and €10 for the 10k run. Both events are open to all ages and abilities. The 10k race will be chip timed and there will be prizes for the first man and woman home. Refreshments will be served to all participants in the hall afterwards. Everyone is invited to come along and get involved in what promises to be a great community event.
Slaney Valley Adventure Race
This year's Slaney Valley Adventure Race will take place on Saturday, February 16. Check-in is from 9 a.m. at Bree Community Centre with the first wave of competitors starting at 10 a.m.
The race comprises of a 30km Cycle, a 1km Kayak and a 6.5km Forest Run. Register online at njuko.
For more details please visit our Facebook page: Slaney Valley Adventure Race or contact any Ballyhogue GAA Club member.
SN Seosamh Naofa, Bree are now taking enrolments for September 2019. Application forms are available from the school office or call 053 9247725 for form to be sent out. Closing date for applications is Friday, February 15.
Healing Methods Talk
Jim Brennan will give a one-hour description of his healing methods in Bree Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, Questions answered and all are welcome. Free Admission.
Ballyhogue GAA lotto re-launch
The number of balls in the club lotto will drop from 32 to 28 increasing the chances of winning. An annual subscription option will be available. annual lotto subscribers get a free model county draw ticket and entry to our annual subscribers draw with a prize fund of €1,000. Committee members will be calling to all houses in the parish over the next few weeks to answer any questions you may have and hope to get you signed up.
Galbally Tractor Run
The annual Galbally Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, May 26, Bree AC News.
Bree AC AGM and Awards Night will take place in Bree Community Centre on Thursday next, February 7, at 7.30 p.m. All parents and athletes are welcome to attend. Best wishes to all local athletes competing in the Leinster Indoor Championships in Athlone next weekend and best of luck also to Lea Bolger competing with the Wexford under-11 Team in the National 'B' Cross Country Championships.
Community Chess and Draughts has resumed in Galbally Hall on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. All children from eight years to 15 years are welcome. Cost is €2 per child to a maximum of €4 per family. The Co Community Games will begin shortly. The local area will be represented in quiz, Talent, art, Swimming, Athletics, Chess, Draughts and tag rugby. If anyone is interested in any other event on the National Events Guide, please contact local Sec Clare Doyle at 087 4151350.
Smart Fitness has reopened for 2019 in Galbally Community Centre at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday Evening. Classes 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. are available for only €13 for two or €8 pay-as-you-go. Kettlebell Fitness and Circuit Training Classes suitable for all Fitness Levels and all ages. Total Beginners always welcome. Contact Collette at 086 3927655.
It is with deep shock and sadness that we report the sudden and untimely death of the late Seán Byrne, Raheenaskeagh (and formerly Killagown) that occurred on Monday, January 28. Seán, a most popular and helpful individual who was deeply involved in all aspects of parish life, was well-known as a most efficient secretary of Oulart Community Centre, secretary of Oulart Vintage Group and Registrar/treasurer of the Wexford/Wicklow Vintage Group.
The sympathy of the community is extended to his brother Pat, sister-in-law Maureen and their family, Cong, Co. Mayo, nieces and nephew, grand-nieces and nephews, cousins, neighbours and friends. Seán Byrne was laid to rest in Oulart Cemetery after his funeral Mass on Thursday, January 31. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá anam dílis.
Month's mind Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Bernadette (Bernie) McClean-Gazzard will be held in St Cormac's Church, Boolavogue on Friday, February 8, at 8 p.m.
The Senior Scór GAA Talent competition will take place in Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre on Friday, February 8, at 7.30 p.m. Details of the Scór Quiz will be announced soon.
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.
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.
Grandparents/special persons are invited to visit their grand-child's classroom on Friday, February 8, from 1.15 p.m. to 1.40 p.m. There will be refreshments and a short assembly from 1.50 p.m. to 2.15 p.m.
The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Chris Dempsey, who wins €140. Entry envelopes are available from all local businesses.
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.
Recipes for Success
Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Club is working towards achieving a Healthy Club Accreditation from the GAA and one of the areas being promoted is Healthy Eating. The club is hosting a Healthy Eating and Cooking Workshop for players 13 to 18 years, to be held in Gorey Community School, on Saturday, February 2, from 10 a.m. till midday. This event is free to club members and is being hosted by Home Economics teacher, Mrs Imelda Browne, Oulart. Recipes for Success has two elements: (1) A 'hands-on' kitchen-based cookery workshop which is exclusive to Phase three Healthy Clubs and (2) 'Recipes for Success' tool-kit which is filled with tasty, healthy and performance-enhancing recipes that are easy to make. Places are limited so please book as soon as possible with Liz Freeman (087 7560871).
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.
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. Training of new members will be held on Wednesday, January 30, and February 6. Anyone interested in joining the group is asked to contact Vickie (087 7780749) or Ger (086 1578484).
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. A cake sale/Coffee morning in Freemans, Ballynamonabeg,on Saturday, February 9, from 10 a.m. till 12.30 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.
Events for Phil Redmond's Mayoral Campaign are as follows: Sunday, February 10, 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 and 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.
GAA Talent Competition
The winner of the final of the GAA Talent Competition 'Oulart-The Ballagh's Got Talent' that was held in the Sawdust, The Ballagh, on Saturday, January 26, was Laura Kelly and the runner-up was Rachel O'Leary.
Colleges camogie Victory
Well done to Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy under-16 camogie on their victory in the Junior B Leinster Final versus Castlecomer recently. Oulart-The Ballagh players involved were Siobhán Sinnott, Miria O'Dowd and Sarah Walsh while the substitutes included Cora Redmond, Niamh Larkin - Cooney and Bronagh Kenny. Joint managers were Marie-Therese Barron and Nicholas Cullen. The team will play the Munster champions in the all-Ireland semi-final.