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Around the Districts: Ballymurn to Clonegal-Kildavin


Niamh Redmond, Sharon Loughran and Adrian Loughran at Cloughbawn AFC Dinner Dance in the Riverside Park Hotel.

Niamh Redmond, Sharon Loughran and Adrian Loughran at Cloughbawn AFC Dinner Dance in the Riverside Park Hotel.

Niamh Redmond, Sharon Loughran and Adrian Loughran at Cloughbawn AFC Dinner Dance in the Riverside Park Hotel.



Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to Sarah Whelan and family and Lilian Lawler and family on the passing of their father Tom Crofts Father Cullens Terrace Enniscorth recently. May he rest in peace.

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Lotto results – This week’s lotto numbers were 6, 17, 18 and 20 No winner, two Match 3s: Bobby Kenny Martin Cummins Next draw September 21 jackpot €7,200

Senior Football – Well done to our senior footballers who drew with St Martin’s at the weekend. They will play St anne’s in the last match of round one next weekend.

Vintage Club

Reserve Sunday, October 9, for the Over the Water Vintage club Road Run, which will be in aid of Our Lady of Fatima School Wexford and St Patrick’s special school Enniscorthy.


Vintage Threshing & Field Day

Blackwater Vintage Club’s Threshing & Field day will take place in Blackwater village on Saturday 24th September at 1pm. Other attractions include dog show, bottle stall, live music, vintage display & many more. Free draw on entry & refreshments will be served. A great family day out is guaranteed. Proceeds to Blackwater Parish Hall. Like us on Facebook for more information.


Camogie U-10 Finals

Our U-10 camogie team travelled to the Centre of Excellence in Ferns on Sunday last for the first ‘Finals Day’ since Covid struck. We fielded two teams a ‘Red’ and a ‘White’ team. First into action were the Whites who took on Gorey Yellow at 12.00 noon and after a ding dong battle with one great goal disallowed, emerged worthy winners by 2-1 to 0-0. Team white:

Kayla Rose Larkin, Molly O’Loughlin, Mia Dunne, Caoimhe Kinsella, Sarah Turner, Clíona Reilly, Elsie Butler, Órla Stafford, Anna- Rose O’Byrne, Kate Cahill and Cora Brennan.

The Red team fielded against Glynn-Barntown’s Green team at 12.40pm. The sides were tied at the break but our girls pulled ahead in a thrilling second half and won well by 4-4 to 1-1. Red team: Taragh Whelan, Katie Dempsey, Caitlín Goff, Sarah Murphy, Abbey Rigley, Isobel Noble, Alma Szasvarosi, Eva Roche Brangan, Niamh O’ Hanlon, Niah Lett, Allie O’Connor. Missing on the day: Caoimhe Redmond and Dorris Spencer.

County Champions!

The club’s U-14 team took on Gorey’s Naomh Éanna in St. Patrick’s Park on Sunday last at 2.30pm in the long awaited Co. final.

Rose Codd gave them an early lead with a great goal and Emily Kinsella added a point just before Gorey rattled our girls’ net. Áine O’Loughlin widened the gap to two point with a great score from play and Emily Kinsella stretched this to a four point lead, converting two frees. Gorey managed to knock over a point near the break leaving only three points between the sides.

Two points from Emily Kinsella, one from play and one from a free extended the lead. But the gutsy Gorey girls fought back and converted a deserved penalty quickly followed by a point to leave the sides level pegging, 1-6 to 2-3 with only 15 minutes remaining.

Sub Julie Fahy scored a fantastic goal to put our girls ahead and two points from play, one from Áine O’Loughlin and another from Emily Kinsella put some daylight between the teams. Robyn, O’Loughlin, Dearbhla Dolan and Aisling Cuniffe all starred in defence and helped set up attacks for the forwards. Julie Fahy’s second goal securely sealed the win with a final score of 3-8 to 2-4.

Captain Rose Codd, keeping up the family tradition, was delighted to raise the cup and when the girls came back to Monageer, they were given a tremendous reception.

Team: Celine Kirwan, Ella Cooney, Aishling Cuniffe, Céili Millar, Robyn O’Loughlin, Dearbhla Dolan, Anna Nolan, Kate Doyle, Rose Codd, Tara Stafford, Emily Kinsella, Victoria Jordan-Kelly, Niamh O’Loughlin, Áine O’Loughlin, Anna Gahan. Subs: Rebecca Kehoe, Blaithnaid Thomas, Alyssa Hayes, Sophie Fahy, Julia Fahy. Well done to the team’s mentors, Niall O’Loughlin, Órla Stafford, Niall Finn, Sinéad Kehoe and Jenny Breen for guiding a great bunch to well deserved success.

Coffee Morning Thanks

The final figure is not in but the Coffee Moring in aid of Children’s Health Foundation and Ronald McDonald House charities raised in excess of €5,000 last weekend. This was the fifth time the venture has been run by the family and friends of Darragh O’Loughlin and it was blessed with good weather on the day.

Those who came to support it stayed for the chat and unlimited refills of coffee or tea while activities were provided to keep the children happy inside and outside the hall. The organisers would like to thank all those who helped on the day, those who baked delicious cakes and confections and especially those who donated so generously online or in person. You can still donate online at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/DarraghOLoughlin

Irish Dancing Classes

The Furlong School of Irish Dance will be holding beginners’ classes in Harney’s, Ballyedmond every Thursday from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. For further information or to book a place, please contact Deirdre on 087-6487684

School news

The pupils have started their lunchtime football league. They have divided into four teams, Mayo, Galway, Kerry and Dublin and each team will get at least six games over the next few weeks. There will be fun!

Underage GAA news

Well done to our U-15 hurlers who qualified for the Co. final against Kilrush Askamore, beating Ballyhogue by 4-12 to 3-8 last weekend.

Pilates Classes

If you are looking for Pilates classes, you are invited to the Fr. Murphy Centre on Tuesday at 7.00pm for classes catering for all abilities. They only cost €8 per session and further information is available by ringing Annmarie on 086-8791849

Soccer News

On Saturday last, the U-14s registered a well deserved 2-1 win over Bridge Rovers. Early in play, Oisín Goff made crucial saves to deny an attacking opposition. Five minutes from the break, Daniel Dempsey sent a spectacular pass from the corner flag into Shane Codd on the far side of the visitors goal. Codd made slammed home to put our lads 1-0 ahead. Shane doubled the lead seconds before the half-time whistle slipping a canny shot under their keeper. Early in the second half, Shane’s volley rocketed off the upright and after that Bridge took control. Their goal was a well deserved penalty conversion but dogged defensive work saw our lads hold on for the win. Player of the game had to be Oisín Goff for his excellence and concentration from start to finish.

They Youths’ team were also out on Saturday last, travelling to Ferns for a trouncing. Ferns were 0-2 ahead early in play and any chances our lads had came back off the uprights or the crossbar. Ferns registered quick goals immediately after the restart and ran out 0-6 winners. Despite the beating the team is determined to regroup and find their best form for the next game.

The club’s U-12s were at home to Adamstown on Saturday and won 3-1. Cian Quinn had them 1-0 ahead at the interval and Ruaraí Larkin made it 2-0 early in the second half. Adamstown pulled one back shortly afterwards but Ruaraí put the game beyond them with his second goal. Player of the match was Ruaraí Larkin with Fiadh Daly also outstanding from start to finish.


Change to Revised Parish Mass Times

From Saturday October 1st, evening Mass will be at 6.30pm in Bree and at 7.30pm in Galbally

Galbally Camera Classes

Camera classes will start in the downstairs meeting room in Galbally Community Centre at 7pm on Tuesday 11th October. Contact John (085 )1422189.

Ladies Fitness Bootcamp

Classes include Cardio, Kettlebells, Circuits and lots of fun. Every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9.15 am and also Monday evenings at 6.30 pm in Bree Community Centre. All classes €8 PAYG.

Galbally Music Classes

Are you interested in learning to play a new instrument? Solo and group music lessons for every age h . Learn tinwhistle, flute, button accordion, bodhran, banjo, fiddle, concertina, Sean nos singing and the harp. Come along and try an Instrument with Craobh Loch Gorman Comhaltas at Galbally Hall Thursday 7pm 29th September.

Galbally Ladies Bootcamp

New member welcome every week 7 to 8 pm on Wednesdays in Galbally Community Centre. €8 Pay as you go.

Bree AC News

Bree AC training for the winter season resumes next week. We hope that all athletes and their coaches had a well earned rest. 2022 membership is still valid until Jan 2023. Little athletics returns for the first time in over 2 years and takes place in Ballyhogue GAA field on Saturday mornings 10 to 11am for those born in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

‘Middle Athletics’ takes place on Tuesdays 7 to 8pm in the lower GAA field, Thursdays 6.45 – 7.45pm in Bree Hall and Saturdays 10 to 11am in GAA field for those born in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

‘Upper Athletics’ takes place on Tuesdays 7 to 8pm on the lower GAA field, Thursdays 7.45 – 9pm in Bree Hall and Saturday 11am – 12.30 in the GAA field or Raven Forest in Curracloe for those born in 2011 and older. Each training session is €2 with max €5 per family. New members are welcome at a reduced rate until the end of 2022. For further details see Bree AC Facebook or contact breeathleticclub@gmail.com.

Community Games News

Best of luck to Edmund Crean (U8). Ruth Bailey (U10) and Roise Fraser (U12) taking part in the National Community Games Swimming Finals in Limerick this weekend.

Galbally Split the Pot

Split the pot continues €5 per ball with odds of 1 in 47 numbers. Click the link on the Galbally Sports & Leisure Club Facebook page and message the page with your bonus ball number.

Parish Swap Libraries

People are welcome to bring books, take books or both. The Swap Library in the foyer of Bree Hall is open weekdays from 10am to 2pm and at any stage when the hall is open. The Swap Library in Galbally is in the Garden behind the Hall and there are more books available on the shelves indoors on Mondays and Wednesdays 9 to 4pm, Thursdays 9 am to 11.30 am.


Church news

Mass Times for Caim: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday Morning 9.30 a.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in Caim Church every Monday from 11.30 a.m. till 2.30 p.m. All are welcome to participate.

Vintage Club

Caim Vintage Club will hold a Road Run on Sunday, October 2, leaving Rackards Caim at midday. All are welcome to participate. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Veteran Players to honour nonagenarians

The Veteran Players have identified nineteen members of the community who are 90 or over and have arranged for commemorative centenary pieces to be made for presentation to them. They would like to thank all those who assisted in identifying the relevant community members and they will shortly be contacting them or their families to arrange for the making of presentations.

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association

Anyone wishing to become a pioneer or probationer or to receive their silver (25 years) or gold (50 years) or the Fr Cullen Medal please contact 086 1693320. The Fr Cullen Medal is presented to someone who has been a pioneer for 50 years and wishes to mark a special occasion in their lives such as a birthday anniversary golden jubilee or some other important event.

Clonegal Tidy Village Association

Clonegal Tidy Village Association’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. in St Brigid’s Hall, Clonegal.

House of Song and Story

The House of Song and Story will be held at Osbornes, Clonegal on Tuesday, September 27, at 8 p.m.

Bunclody Library events

The FCJ Time Capsule Exhibition will be on display from Wednesday, September 21. This exhibition is the accumulation of the work of FCJ students who have recorded their extraordinary and sometimes, very ordinary, experiences over the course of the global pandemic Covid-19. A talk about the FCJ Time Capsule Project will be held on Thursday, September 29, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. This talk will look at how the FCJ students accumulated the material for the time capsule and put together the exhibition which is on display in the library. Booking essential, phone 053 9375466 or book online.

The Ballinacoola Holy Well Project – a Talk by the Bunclody Traveller Women’s Group will be held on Thursday, September 22, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Members of the Bunclody Traveller Women’s Group will be talking about their recent restoration project of the Holy Well at Ballinacoola. Booking essential. Places strictly limited, telephone 053 9375466 or book online.

War of Independence and Civil War Walking Tour with Historian in Residence Barry Lacey on Saturday, September 24, from 11.00 – midday Join Historian in Residence Barry as he explores Bunclody history in both the War of Independence and Civil War periods. The walk lasts for approximately one hour and will be leaving from the entrance of Bunclody Town Library. Booking essential, phone 053 9375466 or book online.