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Tuesday 21 May 2019

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

Glenbrien: Parish draw results - First prize, Dan and Majella Doran; €40 each. Niall and Ann o Byrne Oliver Sinnott Mick and Sandra Connolly and Pat and Mary Conroy. Congratulations to all. Next draw Sunday, May 26.

GAA lotto syndicate

The club thanks everyone most sincerely for rejoining our development draw for new year April 2019 to March 2020, your support means development work can continue at the grounds.

Results of April draw are as follows: €100 each to Martin/Mary Shanahan and Crossbaeg/Ballymurn ladies' football. Paid up members draw winners were Willie/Bernie Hayden and Liam/Eileen Quirke, who receive 200 each. Lotto winnings were €89. Thanks for your continued support.

Monageer

Table Quiz

Table quiz in aid of Monageer Grotto will in held in the Monageer Tavrn on Friday, May 10 - all are welcome

GAA Notes

Hurling and football coaching for boys and girls from age 5-7 continues on Mondays in Monageer GAA pitch at 6.30 p.m.

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.

Door to door scam alert

It has come to our attention that people wearing hi-viz vests have been calling door to door in the Ferns area asking for donations for the First Responders. This is a scam. Ferns Community First Responders ask that you be vigilant and report all incidents to the Gardaí. Ferns CFR never call door to door looking for donations.

Monageer Tidy Towns

We had a great turn out for the 2019 Spring Clean event this morning in Monageer. We had about 20 people picking 20+ bags of litter from over 14km of the parish roadsides. Thanks to everybody who gave up their Saturday morning for this community effort, especially the young people.

Don't forget the Monageer Community Clean Up Group meet every Saturday morning to litter pick on various roads around the parish. Please do your bit to keep our countryside litter-free.

Pilgrimage to Knock

There will be a bus travelling to Knock on June 14, leaving Wexford at 7 a.m. It will pass through Enniscorthy at 7.30 a.m., Ferns at 7.45 a.m., and Gorey at 8 a.m. The total cost of €110 includes the bus fare B&B and one full dinner. If you are interested in booking a seat on the bus, please contact Monica at 087 6419960.

Oylegate

Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre, is Sunday, May 12. Music on the night is by Glen Flynn. Glen is a regular visitor to Oylegate and patrons are looking forward to his return. Dancing is from 9.30 p.m. Admission is €8. Come along for a lovely night of music, dance and good food.

GAA lotto syndicate

The club thanks everyone most sincerely for rejoining our development draw for new year April 2019 to March 2020, your support means development work can continue at the grounds. Results of Apr draw are as follows, €100 each to Martin/Mary Shanahan and Crossabeg-Ballymurn ladies' football. Paid up members draw winners were Willie/Bernie Hayden and Liam/Eileen Quirke, who receive 200 each. Lotto winnings were €89. Thanks for your continued support.

Spring Clean

Please hold on to any books you may no longer need. There will be a second-hand book sale held for adults and children in the school in May.

Open day at Artramon

Crossabeg senior citizens committee are delighted to host the open day at Artramon House and Gardens which will be held on Sunday, May 19, Gates open at 2 p.m. and admission is €5 per adult with children going free.

During the afternoon, guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens and ponds of Artramon while the children can explore the Fairy Garden. Refreshments will also be served and why not sit back and enjoy the lovely music which will be supplied by the ever popular Wexford Folk Orchestra.

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

Training

All GAA and camogie age groups are back in training and the two pitches and the Hurling Wall/astroturf are a hive of activity most evenings. The Walking Track is also being well utilised by the local community as it provides a safe area for young and not-so-young to take a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk, at any time throughout the day and into the evening. Please remember that cycling is not permitted in the GAA grounds.

Split-the-pot

Congratulations to the Easter winners Sophie Sludds (€120) and Ger Dempsey (€60 and Luxury Easter Egg). Thank You for your support. 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.

Active Retired

At a recent meeting of the Ballagh Active Retirement Group a calendar of events for 2019 was drawn up, including a Mid-Week Getaway to Racket Hall Country House Hotel, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, from June 17 to June 20. The all-inclusive price of €235 includes three nights dinner, bed and Breakfast, return Coach travel from the Ballagh, two Day Coach tours to places of interest in the surrounding area and Evening Entertainment. This trip is open to non-members also and a few seats are still available.If you are interested, please contact chairperson, Mary Fortune at 087 7987766, for further information.

Thank You

Elizabeth, Seán and Ethan Freeman would like to express their deep gratitude to everyone who helped and supported their fundraising coffee morning/Cake Sale, held at their home on Saturday, April 27, in aid of St Bridget's Day Care Centre, Wexford and Wexford Mental Health Association. Many thanks to those who donated baked goods and to all who helped on the day. A total of €1,330 was raised and each charity will receive €665.

Model County Draw

Congratulations to Fintan and Deirdre O'Leary on winning second prize in the Wexford GAA Draw that took place last week. They won a Pettitt's SuperValu Shopping Voucher to the value of €1,500. Shane Fortune was the winner of €150 cash.

Development Draw

The April winners of the Oulart-The Ballagh Development Draw are Liz O'Connor (€100), Nimmo Family (€50), Paul Dempsey (€50).

Club lotto

There was no winner of Oulart-The Ballagh Club lotto last week with the prize-fund at €12,400. The numbers drawn were 15, 22, 23 and 32 and the bonus number was 31. The lucky-dip winners of €30 each were Shiv Dempsey, Sadhbh O'Hanlon, Tommy and Sadie Sinnott, Ali Prendergast and Janette Hayden. The next draw will take place on Monday, May 13.

GAA/Camogie action

Well done to the under-13 hurlers on their win against Buffers Alley in R2 of the championship. Their next outing is football, away to St Patrick's Camolin on Tuesday, May 14, at 7.30 p.m. Our under-15 boys had a great win against the Rapparees last week and their next match is on Thursday, May 16, at home versus Blackwater at 7.30 p.m.

Our under-seven, under-nine and under-11 boys and under-six, 8, 10 and 12 girls are all playing blitzs and doing very well.

GAA Healthy Club Project

Oulart-The Ballagh GAA and camogie is now a smoke-free club. Ireland now has more quitters than smokers and the Healthy Club Project Team in partnership with the HSE wants people who smoke to #HurlTheHabit. If you ever thought about quitting and said 'maybe one day', why not: Make 'one day' a day in May. For more information visit quit.ie To join the club support group please contact the Healthy Club Officer, Breda Flood at 087 2427249.

Walking Track/GAA Grounds

The Walking Track and GAA facilities in Oulart Village are in constant use, enabling young and not-so-young to exercise in a safe environment. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all users, cycling is not permitted in the GAA grounds.

Hands for Life

'Hands for Life': Community CPR Training is an Irish Heart Foundation programme, supported by Abbott and ESB Networks, which offers free CPR training in communities across Ireland. Every day in Ireland 13 people die from a cardiac arrest and around 70% of these fatalities happen at home. Unfortunately, just 6.5% of people in Ireland, who have a cardiac arrest in a non-hospital setting survive.

CPR is an easy skill to learn. Join us and learn how to use your hands to save a life in an hour. We plan to run a course in Oulart before the end of May. We need 30 or more people aged 18 and over who would be interested in a free 'Hands for Life' training course. Please contact any of the following: Niamh Sinnott, Breda Flood or Liz Freeman.

Darkness into Light

On May 11 people around the world will get together to walk from the darkness of night into the light of morning to help in the global fight against suicide and self-harm.

The walk symbolises the therapeutic journey. It sparks conversation about the importance of mental health and well-being in all our lives. The entry fees allow Pieta House to continue to deliver vital services.

People from Oulart-The Ballagh GAA and camogie club are invited to join Breda Flood in Courtown and Conor Goff in (Bellefield) Enniscorthy. Register online at darknessintolight.ie.

Cúl Camps 2019

Parents/Guardians are reminded that two GAA and camogie Cúl Camps will be held in Oulart this summer. The first one will run from July 1 to July 5 and the second one from August 12 to August 16. For full details and booking see w.w.kelloggsculcamps.ie.

GAA Nursery

Play and Stay Nursery Hurling every Saturday from 11 a.m. to midday on the Astro pitch. For information please contact Eileen Codd or Liz Freeman.

Pilgrimage to Knock

There will be a bus travelling to Knock on June 14, leaving Wexford at 7 a.m. It will pass through Enniscorthy at 7.30 a.m., Ferns at 7.45 a.m., and Gorey at 8 a.m. The total cost of €110 includes the bus fare B&B and one full dinner. If you are interested in booking a seat on the bus, please contact Monica at 087 6419960.

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