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Sunday 21 July 2019

Around the districts: Blackwater, Caim, Glenbrien, Oylegate, The Ballagh

Amy Bryan, Síofra Ní Fhionnalláin, Cian O’Bolguidhir and Tomás Nullan at Oíche Oscailte at Gaelscoil Inis Córthaidh
Amy Bryan, Síofra Ní Fhionnalláin, Cian O’Bolguidhir and Tomás Nullan at Oíche Oscailte at Gaelscoil Inis Córthaidh

Blackwater: Active retirement - The next Active Retirement meeting is on Monday, February 11, in the Blackwater lodge at 2.30 p.m. There will a presentation on fire safety in the home by a fire officer from Wexford. This will be followed by tea or coffee with sandwiches and cakes. Cost for the refreshments is €5. All are welcome

GAA notes

Hard luck to Tomás Murphy, Feidhlim Roche, Jake Nobbs and Pad O'Connor, who were with the St Peter's College team who lost out to Kilkenny CBS in the Leinster Quarter Final.

Hurling365 will be starting shortly and the club is looking for members to help out. Please contact Joe Cullen if you wish to coach.

Hard luck to Darren Byrne, who was part of the Wexford hurling panel which lost to Limerick in the first round of the national league.

Club membership is due. Player €150, player and partner €160, student €70, non-player €60 and non-player and partner €70.

We are still on the lookout for any old memorabilia in the parish? We would love to photograph any old medal especially one of the 1899 or 1901 Leinster or all-Ireland final medals, there must be one floating around the parish? Even any old jerseys.

Last week's question: Name the four players from Blackwater on the Wexford junior hurling team that lost to Cork in a all-Ireland semi-final In 1940? Thomas Corrigan, James Roche, Thomas Furlong and William Kenny. This week's question: Who did Blackwater junior hurlers play in the 2001 Leinster championship first round?

Caim

Adoration

Adoration takes place in Caim Church on Mondays. All are welcome to participate.

Caim National School

Caim National School is now accepting applications for enrolment for September 2019. Any parents wishing to enrol their child may collect an Application Form from Liz (secretary) or the Junior Infant teacher during school hours. Telephone 053 9255534. Alternatively, forms may be downloaded from the school website caimns.ie. Please return completed forms by February 15.

Duffry lotto

Winnie Jordan, Betty OLeary and Evelyn Doyle were the match-three winners last week. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 9 and 23. The jackpot is now €1,900. The next draw will be held in the Holy Grail on Tuesday, February 5, at 9.30 p.m.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mrs Dreelan, Monart, whose funeral took place in Caim last week. RIP.

Glenbrien

GAA notes

Saturday, February 9, will be a historic and great occasion for the club and the parish. Our Junior hurlers have booked themselves a place in the all-Ireland final in Limerick, where they will play Cappamore from Limerick. The lads had a good win in the semi-final V Inagh-Kilnamona from Clare with Peter Rowley being awarded man of the match. This team have now beaten the county final winners from Dublin, Kilkenny, Galway, and Clare which is a great achievement.

Well done to the panel, manager John Conroy, his back room team and Jay Shanahan, who has been training the lads. We wish the team the very best of luck and we hope to see lots of supporters at the game down in Limerick. If you wish to travel by bus please contact Majella to book a seat.

GAA lotto syndicate Jan winners of €100 were Rory Sludds and Charlene Breen, lotto winnings were €109, next draw February 27

Baby and Toddler Group

The baby and Toddler Group gather every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.45 a.m. to 11.45 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 cuppa and a chat.

Parish draw

Winners in Glenbrien Parish draw for January: First prize Noel Burke. €40 each: Michael Heffernan, Sheila Killeen, John and Eleanor Burke and Paul and Agnes Byrnes. Congratulations to all. Next draw is on February 24. If anyone wishes to contribute to the draw they can do so by contacting Mary Martin 087 9926657 or any collector.

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, February 10. Music on the night is by the popular duo.

K-JO Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8. Come along and enjoy a great night of dancing music and food.

Oylegate

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, February 10. Music on the night is by the popular duo K-JO Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8. Come along and enjoy a great night of dancing music and food.

CPR Information Evening

CPR could save the life of someone you know. In order to be able to provide a very valuable and much needed service within community we need people to volunteer to be trained as First Aid Responders and also people to help out with the administration and organisation. This service is run in conjunction with the national ambulance service and could save your life or someone you love. An information meeting will be held on Wednesday the 13th. Feb. in Oylegate Community Centre at 8 p.m. We ask everyone interested in any way to attend. For further information contact 086 2313281.

GAA notes

Saturday, February 9, will be a historic and great occasion for the club and the parish. Our Junior hurlers have booked themselves a place in the all-Ireland final in Limerick, where they will play Cappamore from Limerick. The lads had a good win in the semi-final V Inagh-Kilnamona from Clare with Peter Rowley being awarded man of the match. This team have now beaten the county final winners from Dublin, Kilkenny, Galway, and Clare which is a great achievement.

Well done to the panel, manager John Conroy, his back room team and Jay Shanahan, who has been training the lads. We wish the team the very best of luck and we hope to see lots of supporters at the game down in Limerick. If you wish to travel by bus please contact Majella to book a seat.

Lotto - GAA lotto syndicate Jan winners of €100 were Rory Sludds and Charlene Breen, lotto winnings were €109. The next draw is February 27.

School Enrolment

Oylegate National School is now taking enrolments for September 2019. Please call to the school for a form any time from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GAA Walking Track

The top track will be fully lit every Mon/Weds/Friday evening from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for anyone who wishes to avail of the facility to get fit and healthy for 2019. Everybody welcome. Unfortunately for health and safety reasons guide dogs only are allowed.

Penny Bank

GAA penny bank has resumed for 2019 new members are always welcome, contact any committee member for more details.

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.

The Ballagh

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.

Donation to Hope Centre

Thank you to everyone who turned up and supported the recently held Tractor Run, in the Ballagh in aid of the Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy. It was an enjoyable afternoon and hugely successful, thanks to the trojan efforts of those involved in Sponger's Mayoral Campaign Team. €1620.48 was donated to the Hope Centre and the money will be used to enhance the services provided there. Well done to all involved.

Sponger's Mayoral Events

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.

Phil's Campaign

Events for Phil Redmond's Mayoral Campaign are as follows:

Bingo in Oulart Community Centre, starting at 8 p.m., Sunday, February 10, Sunday, February 17, and Sunday, February 24. A Breakfast Morning will be held in Oulart Community Centre on Sunday, February 3, from 9 am to 12.30 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.

Underage GAA Registration

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.

GAA Facebook

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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. 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).

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to the recent winners of the Ballagh split-the-pot-Eileen Codd (€67) and Liam Kehoe (€76). It costs only €2 to play and entry envelopes can be found in all local businesses. Thank you to all who support the local split-the-pot.

Adult Scór

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.

Healthy Eating/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).

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