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Peter and Brenda Whitty at the Wexford Light Opera Society's "Hits from the Musicals" in St Iberius Church.

Peter and Brenda Whitty at the Wexford Light Opera Society's "Hits from the Musicals" in St Iberius Church.

Peter and Brenda Whitty at the Wexford Light Opera Society's "Hits from the Musicals" in St Iberius Church.

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KILMORE

Camogie Club news

Our Kilross Gaels minor team are playing their third championship game this Saturday the 20th, away to Castletown at 2pm.

Our Kilross Junior A women are playing a practice match against St. Mullins Carlow, on Sunday at 11.30am. Best of luck to all our players.

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Food appeal

Wexford People Helping People Food Appeal for Christmas 2021 are in need of non-perishable food items to make up food hampers for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Collection Boxes will be in all churches in Kilmore Parish over the weekend of 26th/27th of November.

Confirmation 2022

A Service of Commitment for the boys and girls who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next year and their parents will take place in Kilmore Church on Tues. 23rd at 7.30 pm.

Bridgetown Information & IT Centre

Library open in AOH Hall, Bridgetown Mon – Wed 2pm – 4pm daily. Why not come in and browse our wide selection of books for adults and children. All free of charge, all we ask is a donation towards the upkeep of the service.

The office is open Mon – Wed 9am – 4pm daily for all office services, help and advice, photocopying, printing, scanning, laminating etc.

IT room also open Mon – Wed 9am – 4pm daily, 5 computers and printer available for use, if you want to do your work, study, shop, pay your bills etc.

Now that the time has changed, the nights getting longer and darkness descends, don’t forget, the Kilmore B-Friending service volunteers are on standby to connect with you on a weekly basis. For more information or to sign up, please contact Margaret on 087 9731471 or email bicinfo18@gmail.com There is no need for anyone to feel lonely, isolated or in need of some tender loving care. The service is strictly Confidential. All the volunteers are Garda Vetted and trained.

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy to Pat O’Neill and family, Neamstown on the sad passing of her brother in Wales recently.

Baby Boy

Congratulations to Clare and Declan Howlin, Grange on the birth of a bouncing baby boy last week.

Community Lotto

Numbers drawn last Tuesday evening were 1, 2, 12, 26. We had no jackpot winner. There were 5 match three winners. Our jackpot has now reached €7,800. Many thanks to all who support our community lotto.

Active Retirement

Kilmore ARA is in mourning this week due to the death of Joe Bulmer which occurred on November 13.

Joe didn’t have the best of health for the past two years, yet we always thought that he would be back to what he loved best, that is in the company of like minded people, such as the ARA. He was a former chairman and treasurer in the Kilmore branch and he immersed himself in all that was good about that organisation and the people who were members.

Before bowling on Tuesday night members paid tributes to him and a minute’s silence was observed. He will be sadly missed by us all. May he rest in peace.

Just a note that we have no bowling next week as the Stella Maris Centre is not available due to an exhibition.

MURRINTOWN

Wexford Volunteer Centre

Wexford Volunteer Centre are coming to Murrintown Community Centre on Friday November 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity for individuals who want to volunteer and organisations that may need volunteers. This is a walk-in service but you can make an appointment with Eva by emailing her on eva@volunteerwexford.ie

Bingo is back

Bingo has returned to Murrintown Community Centre on Mondays, from 8 p.m. till 10 p.m. Covid certs are required to attend. Please have your certs ready for inspection. For ventilation and safety windows will be open on the night so please wrap up warmly. Bingo bus pick-up points are as follows.

Wexford Town: Opposite Faythe School 7.05 p.m.; CBS School 7.10 p.m.; Panda Chinese Takeaway 7.11 p.m.; Liam Mellows/Corish Park (Alleyway leading to church) 7.15 p.m.; Whiterock View-Whiterock Heights 7.30 p.m.

Bridgetown: Bramble Park 7.20 p.m.; Opposite Hazelwood 7.22 p.m.; Centra Bridgetown 7.25 p.m.; Mulrankin 7.30 p.m.; The cross of the Moor 7.32 p.m. Bus route enquires: 086 2600441.

Community Centre

Murrintown Community Centre has reopened. We are adopting Government guidelines for safe use of our facilities during the Covid 19 pandemic. We advise that protocols have been implemented to limit the spread of Covid 19. We look forward to welcoming our patrons back, safely.

We are in urgent need for volunteers for morning and evening. Should you have some free time and willing to volunteer please contact the community centre at 053 9139328.

Dancefit with Amanda Burke – Monday Dancefit 9.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m., Dancefit 50+ 11 a.m. to midday; Tuesday Dancefit 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.; Thursday Dancefit 50+ 11 a.m. to midday. Please call 087 9713339 to book your place.

Taekwon-Do – Monday 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Wednesday 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Wexford Taekwon-Do School, instructor Master Patrick O’Rourke (seventh Degree). Contact Pat at 085 7068222 email wextkd@gmail.com.

Yoga with Adrienne – Tuesday 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. Phone 086 8348111.

Library – The Murrintown Community Centre Library is now open. Pop in to read or borrow a book. No registration necessary. Please deposit return books in box provided. Book donations accepted in sealed containers.

Murrintown Community Centre squash court is available to hire for further information on bookings call 053 9139328.

The centre is available to hire from 9.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Size suitable for social distancing. Please call the centre for details. For more information, contact Murrintown Community Centre at 053 9139328 or email: murrintowncommunitycentre@gmail.com.

Annual SVP appeal

On Friday and Saturday, November 26, and 27, St Vincent de Paul will be selling Lines at Hanrahan’s Shop, Piercestown for their annual draw. First Prize: €100 kindly sponsored by Hanrahans. Second prize: €50 voucher for Hanrahan’s Shop.

On Saturday and Sunday, December 11, and 12, St Vincent de Paul will hold a church gate collection in Piercestown and Murrintown. All proceeds raised on both weekends will go to Piercestown-Murrintown SVP.

Carol concert

A Carol concert by the Valda Chamber Choir will take place on in Piercestown Church on Monday December 20, at 7.30 p.m. Tickets on the door. All proceeds to Piercestown Murrintown St Vincent de Paul.

OULART & THE BALLAGH

Senior camogie

At the time of writing, the Co. Senior camogie Final (played last Saturday) had not taken place, but the result and match report can be read in the Sports section of this newspaper.

Regardless of the outcome, Oulart-The Ballagh seniors will be in action again on Saturday, November 27, in O’Toole Park, Crumlin, when they play the Dublin champions, St Jude’s in the delayed 2020 Leinster semi-final for the right to contest the Leinster final against the Kilkenny champions, Thomastown.

Supporters are encouraged to travel in droves to lend vocal support to our dedicated team and mentors.

Gift ideas

That time of year is fast approaching when our thoughts turn to sourcing unique gifts for family and friends. As it is always a good idea to support local enterprises why consider giving a voucher or gift certificate for a local shop or supermarket, beautician, hairdresser, bakery, garden-centre or restaurant.

You could also pay a visit to the Crafters’ Market on Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bygone Days House of stories where a vast array of suitable items can be purchased.

Don’t forget that ‘Warrior of Oulart Hill’ Mick Jacob’s autobiography would also make an ideal present for a relative or friend, at home or abroad. It is available from most good book shops, priced at €20. If you have any difficulty getting a copy of the book, ring me at 086 1686978.

Go Fund Me

Oulart Hill Development volunteers are immensely grateful to all the people who have already donated to the GoFundMe campaign. The group is appealing to people who appreciate the unique treasure that is Oulart Hill, to respond generously to the appeal for funds to maintain, improve and develop the Walking Trails and the special monuments centred on Oulart Hill.

For information on how to donate, search for Oulart Hill Development Go Fund Me page. Alternatively, you can make a donation in person, to any one of the following, Brian Cleary, Bridget Mythen, Breda Jacob, Bridget O’Toole, Eileen and John Dempsey.

Scoil Mochua, Oulart

Last week’s lucky winner of Scoil Mochua’s split-the-pot was Maria Barron, who won €132. The next draw will take place on Monday, November 22. The current ‘Upfront Player’ payments have now come to an end and a new upfront payment will start in mid-January. Until then, please remember to support the school by playing weekly.

Split-the-pot

The Ballagh NS parents’ association appeal for continued support for their weekly fundraiser. It costs only €2 to enter, the winner gets half of the pot and the draw will be held every Saturday. Sincere gratitude is extended to all the local businesses that are participating in the split-the-pot and enabling customers to enter the split-the-pot

G4MO

Gaelic for Mothers and Others is a non-competitive, social initiative offering women the chance to exercise, learn some new skills, meet new friends and most importantly, have fun.

All the above aims and more have been achieved by Oulart-The Ballagh G4MO since their first get-together in July 2021.They had their last outing of the season on November 10 when they travelled to Rathnure.

Well done to the organisers and trainers and all who sponsored gear for the team and congratulations to all the women who train and play in the true spirit of G4MO Enjoy the break and look forward to more fun in 2022.

OVER THE WATER

Mr. Brian Murphy

Mr. Castlebridge himself, Brian Murphy, formerly of St. Ibars Villas, Castlebridge and of Castlebridge Manor nursing home died peacefully on Monday, November 15th.

Known the length and breadth of the county and country through his involvement and dedication to Handball in particular, he was also interested in all sports in general. He was a mine of information and could quote names and dates of events at the drop of a hat.

A proud member of the local Handball Club in Castlebridge, he took a great interest in the underage competitors in particular and for many long years he assisted the Club in coaching and preparing children for local, county and countrywide events, and indeed to the World Championships.

He was also of great assistance to the local Community Games committee entering boys and girls teams for many many years with much success at County and National level.

His remains reposed at Kearneys funeral home on Tuesday, November 16th with the funeral arriving at Castlebridge church on Wednesday for Requiem Mass, followed by burial afterwards in Castlebridge cemetery.

We extend our condolences to his family, brother Barney, sisters Geraldine and Claire, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was pre deceased by his sisters Joan (Roche) and Irene (Murphy) and brother Noel Val Murphy. May his gentle soul now rest in peace.

Development Lotto

Results of the Curracloe United development Lotto for Sunday, November 14th. The numbers drawn were 12, 17, 23 & 24. There was no jackpot winner and no match 3 winners with the match 3 winners sharing €300 in the next draw. Weekly draw takes place every Sunday night at 7 p.m.

County Champions

Well done to the Shelmalier senior footballers who were crowned the 2021 County champions on Sunday week last when they defeated a gallant Gusserane O`Rahillys side at Wexford Park on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-10, taking home the trophy for the first time since capturing it back in 2018.

Christmas Market

Castlebridge Manor Nursing home are organising a Christmas market again this year, a follow on from a very successful one which they held last year, when the residents got to experience their own shopping within the nursing home grounds.

The staff are seeking donations of new clothes, teddies, hats, scarfs, unused cosmetics, toiletries, gift sets, arts and crafts, unopened boxes of chocolates, biscuits etc.

All donations can be dropped directly to reception at the Home in Castlebridge by Sunday, December 5th.

News items welcome

Send your news items such as information on meetings, births, weddings, local activities etc, to tworedcow@outlook.com or text to 086-1980775 by Thursday night of each week for inclusion in the paper for the following Tuesday.


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