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Around the Districts: Ballymurn to Clonroche-Poulpeasty


Peter Doyle-Carr and Clodagh Doyle at the Bree Tractor Run.

Peter Doyle-Carr and Clodagh Doyle at the Bree Tractor Run.

Peter Doyle-Carr and Clodagh Doyle at the Bree Tractor Run.



Clothes collection

Oylegate–Glenbrien camogie club are collecting unwanted clothes to raise money for our camogie club. So if anyone is doing a clean up dont forget that we are collecting these to raise much needed funds for the camogie club. Please place items in plastic bags and they can be dropped to Bernie Hayden, Oylegate oe Lillian Lawlor, Ballymurn.


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Boolavogue NS Official Opening

Everyone in the community is invited to the official opening of the extended and totally renovated Boolavogue National School on Friday, October 22, at 1 p.m. The ceremony will take place outdoors, weather permitting and the building will be blessed by the newly installed Bishop Ger Nash. If you are attending, please don’t forget your mask and maintain appropriate social distancing.


As the annual patron could not be held on the usual date due to Covid restrictions, it has been moved to the Sunday, October 24, at 3 p.m. The graves in St Cormac’s cemetery will be blessed on that afternoon and families with loved ones buried in St Cormac’s are asked to ensure that all graves are cleaned and presentable.

Camogie News

The club’s under-14 camogie team took on Ferns on Sunday the third in Bunclody. Although the winning margin of 7-10 to 1-0 might lead you to think it was a one sided affair, our girls had ot battle hard to claim the title. The girls would like to thank their coaches, mentors and management, Noel, Jean, Órla, John, Damie and Dixie for all their hard work and encouragement.

Under-14 Panel: Celine Kirwin, Áine O’Loughlin, Taylor Gibbons, Isabella McCourt, Aoife Kinsella, Leah Donnelly, Aishling Cuinniffe, Anna Dolan, Rose Codd, Victoria Jordan Kelly, Emma Furlong, Ellen Mernagh, Emily Kinsella, Dearbhla Dolan, Kate Stafford, Rebecca Kehoe, Anna Nolan, Niamh O’Loughlin.

GAA news

We had two Juinor football teams fielding on Sunday the third. with one scoring 3-14 to win and one having 3-14 scored against them in losing their game. First to field were the junior team who took on Sarsfields in St Patrick’s Park at 2 p.m. and won by 3-14 to 1-8. Then back to Monageer where the Junior ‘A’ team were pitted against the far famed Ballyhogue footballers. But despite valiant efforts, our lads lost by 3-14 ot 0-6.

GAA club AGM

Monageer-Boolavogue GAA Club will host its AGM on Friday, October 29, at 8 p.m. in the club complex. Nominations and motions can be emailed to secretary.monageerboolavogue.wexford@gaa.ie by October 22.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the 11 pupils from Boolavogue NS who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday, October 2, last. Well done to Katie, Emily, Thomas, Fionn, Cian, James, Aaron, Daniel, Anthony, Patrick and Matthew and thanks to all those who helped in preparing them for the sacrament and those who helped prepare the church and ceremony.

Illuminated Tractor Run

St Cormac’s AFC are organising a novel fundraiser – a tractor run after dark. It will take place on Saturday, October 23, starting from Breen’s Transport yard the Eircode for this is Y21Y585 and the cabs and tractors can register there from 5 p.m. with the run starting at 6 p.m. Entry is only €20 with prizes for the best illuminated vehicles. The tractor run will help St Cormac’s soccer club raise much needed funds.

Parents’ association AGM

St Cormac’s parents’ association was due to host its AGM last Wednesday, October 6, but this had to be postponed due to unforseen circumstances. It will now take place this Wednesday, October 13, at 8 p.m. in Boolavogue Hall. All parents and guardians of pupils attending Boolavogue NS are asked to attend.

Irish Dancing Classes

With the lifting of some Covid restrictions, Deirdre Doran’s School of dancing is back in action. Anyone intrested in beginners’ classes, which are held in Harney’s Lounge, Ballyedmond on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. till 5.40 p.m., should contact Deirdre at 087 6487684.


Community Garden Dedication/Re-opening

After many months of hard work the community garden at the rear of Galbally Sports and Leisure Club is ready for visitors. The committee have decided to dedicate the garden to the memory of Fr Declan Jordan, whose inspiration it was to build a hall in Galbally.

The official opening will take place on Sunday, October 24, at midday when a commemorative plaque will be unveiled along with the planting of a tree of Hope in the garden.

Given the esteem that Fr Jordan was held in in the community and his part in the history of Galbally/Ballyhogue, the committee asks anyone who would like to get involved in the organising and preparation of this special community event to please contact secretary Dawn Tyrrell 087 8306206 or any committee member.

This event will also mark the re-opening of the hall and the removal of the final level Covid 19 restrictions and our return to ‘normality’.

We encourage as many people as possible to take part in some way and come together to celebrate the re-opening and join us for a cup of tea afterwards.

Ballyhogue GAA lotto

The numbers drawn in the GAA lotto on Wednesday, September 29, were numbers 5, 7, 19, 21. There was no jackpot winner. Match-three winners were Stephen Ennis, Ciaran Hughes, Paul and Ruth Grant, Charlie Rochford, Enda O’Connor, Anthony and Joane Pepper and Eamon Doyle. The next draw is on October 13 with the jackpot up to €1,200.

Galbally split-the-pot

The winner of the Galbally split-the-pot lotto was Anne Hayes of Ballyhogue, who won €92.50.

Galbally Meeting

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club meeting this Tuesday, October 12, at 7.30 p.m. at Galbally Hall. Anyone, who would like to get involved in the organising and preparation of the garden opening day on October 24 is asked to attend. We would love as much input from the community as possible.

Bree AC News

Well done to the Bree AC athletes who competed in the County Wexford Cross Country Championships recently. Medals were won by Bill Furlong, Aaron Doyle and Ruairi Byrne.

Community Games

Three teams from Bree-Davidstown Cloughbawn were involved in Leinster Finals recently. The under-12 girls’ Footballers had a bye in the first round and had played Marley Rangers in Dublin in the Leinster semi-final. In the final they played Daingean, Co Offaly in Bree. It was a very close encounter and either team could have won, but Daingean won out in the end 1-4 to 0-5. Leinster Silver medallists are Hazel Breen, Grace Byrne, Libby Coxon, Chloe Doyle, Ciara Fleming, Anna Foley, Ella Furlong, Laura Furlong, Meave Hennebry, Sarah Jewison, Aoife McDonald, Veronica Paluch, Mai Quigley, Aideen Reck, Hannah Ryan and Ava Wilson. Team mentors were Catriona Leacy, Áine Tyrell, Ruth Finn and Pat Breen.

The under-11 Hurlers won their first round match against Slaneyside, Carlow in Bree and beat Shinrone, Coolderry in the Leinster semi-final. They travelled to Piltown, Co Kilkenny for the Leinster Final. The Kilkenny team had a comprehensive victory despite a good performance by the Wexford side. Leinster silver medallists are Harry Asple, Peter Byrne, Alex Farrell, Patrick Faye, Luke Jordan, Cian Kehoe, Martin James Kehoe, Darragh McManus, Oran Pepper, Charlie Redmond, Gavin Redmond, Harry Redmond, Darragh Sammon, Cillian Swan and Dylan Tyrrell. Team Manager was Denis Asple.

The under-11 tag rugby team played Hacketstown in Carlow in the Leinster Final having received a bye. Despite a few players being absent due to their First Communion, team members present put on a great performance and enjoyed the experience but were beaten 14-9. Leinster silver medallists are Ollie Asple, Hannah Carr, Fred Devereux, Sarah Finn, Ruairi Kielthy, Faolan Joyce, Ruth Hassey, Jamie Lillis and team captain, Sarah Lillis. Team mentors were Clare Doyle, Andy Fraser and Ellen Wall. The Bree-Davidstown under-14 tag rugby team, due to play Rathvilly, Co Carlow in the Leinster semi-final had to withdraw because a number of players were not available on the date in question.


Caim Church

Mass on Wednesday mornings at 9.30 a.m. and on Sundays at 10 a.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held in Caim Church every Monday from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and all are welcome to participate.

Caim Soccer Club

Well done to Caim Men’s team on their home win over Bunclody on a 3-2 scoreline. Goal scorers were Darren Larkin and Mark Bernie.

Knit and Stitch

The Knit and Stitch and crochet group meet every Tuesday night 7.30.10 p.m. For further information contact 087 7468759.

Pilates Classes

Pilates Classes are continuing in Caim Community Centre on Mondays from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Contact 087 2226653 for more info.


Memory Wall

Ceremonies to celebrate the lives of those remembered on the Memory Walls in the Spellman Park Kildavin and the Ben Mulhall Park, Clonegal are provisionally scheduled to go ahead in November.

If you wish to have a loved one remembered in either location, please contact a member of the Veteran Players committee at 087 9110555, 087 8380018 or email maggie1980@live.ie. It is not necessary for your loved ones to have an association with the organisation who owns the properties. Cost of plaque is €50.

Zumba Fitness Classes

Zumba Fitness classes will take place in the Spellman Hall, Kildavin at 7.15 p.m. Booking is essential. To book your place, please contact Annette Roberts at 087 6793611. Cost €8 per class.

Community Games basketball

Slaney Valley Community Games Basketball takes place on Wednesday in Ballon Hall. Further information on Slaney Valley Web page.

Under-11 mixed is on from 5.30-6.30 (Must not be 11 before August 1, 2022); under-13 boys and under-13 girls 6.30-7.30 (Must not be 13 before August 1, 2022)

Community Newsletter

Congratulations to the Clonegal Kildavin Veteran Players group on their first edition of Community Newsletter for the parish. The newsletter is produced by the Veteran Players group, with the support of several retail outlets, who have generously agreed to make the Community Newsletter available in their premises.

The committee would like to express their thanks to Kildavin-Clonegal GAA club, Clonegal Kildavin Website committee and the retail outlets. If you would like to include your event or activity, please phone 087 8380018 or email Maggie1980@live.ie before 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Deepest Sympathy

The community of Clonegal, Kildavin and beyond were greatly saddened by the death of Christina (Chris) Moran (née Sheil), four Valley View, Clonegal, on Monday, October 4. Chris passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Chris was a member of many organisations such as the Kildavin-Clonegal GAA and Ben Mulhall Park lotto draw, Penny Bank Savings Club, Ben Mulhall Park Association and Clonegal Tidy Town and many more. Chris will be remembered with great affection for her kind, caring nature. Where family, friends and neighbours were always welcome to call at any time for a cup of tea, a chat and a good laugh with the cheeky grin and hearty laugh.

Predeceased by her parents Tom and Lily and brother Jim. Chris will be sadly missed by her loving husband Tommy, daughters Serena and Ciara, sons Nigel, Kevin and Nicky, sister Kathleen, brother Stephen, son-in-law Tom, daughter-in-law Michelle and Nicky’s partner Susie, grandchildren Megan, Cathal, Cillian, Fionn, Oisin, Caoimhe and Lochlann, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

Reposed from her home on Tuesday. Removal on Wednesday to St Brigid’s Church, Clonegal, for Requiem Mass, followed by burial in the new cemetery. May she rest in peace.



We extend sympathy to the Delahunty family Killegney on the recent passing of their father Michael (Mick) Delahunty, Killegney, Clonroche, Wexford/Kilkenny.

Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Peggy) and dearly loved father of Mick Junior, Nicholas, Kathleen and Lisa. Mick will be sadly missed by his loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

Cloughbawn GAA

Club lotto – Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 25 and 31. No jackpot winner. Two match 3’s Anne Kehoe, Knockredmond and Margo Doyle Murphy. Next draw Friday, October 15. Jackpot still stands at €10,000.

Fixtures/Results – Intermediate A Footballers beat Kilmore 2-9 to 0-11 in first Road Championship. Cloughbawn were down 0-7 to 0-1 at half time but a late rally, after second water break, with goals from Eanna Doyle and Paidi Cullen saw them through. They will play Réalt na Mara in second Road on Saturday, October 16, in Farmleigh.

Under-17 Shield Roinn 1 Hurling v Blackwater on Sunday, October 17, in Castleboro at 11 a.m.


Well done to our under-16 girls who progressed to the county final vs Buffers Alley on Saturday, October 9, at 3 p.m. at Ferns St Aidan’s pitch. They overcame Duffry Rovers in Ferns Centre of Excellence last Monday under lights and driving rain. They got an early lead which they never lost, the final score was 3-5 to 1-4.

Intermediate ladies are playing at home V Rathgarogue-Cushinstown on Sunday the 10th, having won first Road match v Blackwater.

Drive In Bingos

Cloughbawn AFC Bingo will continue. Gates open at 6.00 each Friday night and bingo will start sharp at 7.00. Looking forward to seeing everyone and thank you for your continued support.

The Rathnure Drive in bingo continues this Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Gates Open at 6 p.m.. Up to €2,550 in Prizes. Snowball stands at €500.