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Elizabeth and Eileen McKiernan at Sue Furlong's  Amazing Grace concert in Rowe Street Church on Sunday evening.

Elizabeth and Eileen McKiernan at Sue Furlong's Amazing Grace concert in Rowe Street Church on Sunday evening.

Elizabeth and Eileen McKiernan at Sue Furlong's Amazing Grace concert in Rowe Street Church on Sunday evening.


Alzheimers Tea Day

Ellie Walsh and family, Tomgarrow will host an 'Alzheimer's Tea' on Saturday, May 20, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at their home. Hand knitted exhibition 'Dinosaurs and Friends'. Your support is much appreciated. All money collected in Wexford stays in Wexford.


The weekly '30' card game continues in the Community Centre this Friday at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, May 19, will be Breda Bradley, Kay McCabe and Angela Harrington. Catering on Friday, May 26, will be Breda Kelly, Valerie Kelly, Christine Mackey, Ann O'Brien and Eileen Moran. Proceeds going to Parish Funds.

Rosary at Grotto

The Rosary will be recited at the Knockreigh Grotto at 8 p.m. Monday to Friday for the month of May, all welcome to join in.



Our AGM takes place on Friday, June 19, at 7.30 p.m. in the Anvil Lounge.

A big thank you to Pettits in Enniscorthy for facilitating our recent fundraiser and thank you to all who supported our fundraiser.

AWARD WINNERS - A massive well done and congratulations to all our award winners at our recent awards night MEN A TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR James Murphy TOP GOALSCORER Eoghan Kehoe B TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ian Banville TOP GOALSCORER Josh Whitehead UNDERAGE under-14s - Division 3 Champions under-15s - Division 1A Champions CLUBPERSON OF THE YEAR Vincent Quirke APPRECIATION AWARDS Russell Waldron, James Delvin, John O'Rourke, Davy Miller, Scoby Cullen, Theresa Larrissy, Dave Healy and Vincent Quirke.

SOCCER MARATHON - Our underage soccer marathon takes place on Saturday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the soccer pitch. Lots of fun is guaranteed on the day. Everyone is welcome to attend. Fully supervised.

Finally, Ballymurn Celtic would like to thank everyone who has contributed and supported our club this season as it continues to grow and expand Deepset Sympathy.

The sympathy of the community is extended to Maud Kehoe and family, Garryvarren on the death of her brother James Mahon, Bunclody RIP.

Sympathy also to Pádraig and Debbie Murphy and family, Ballylucas on the death og Pádraig's mother Margaret Murphy, Castlebridge RIP.

Sympathy also to Pat and Eileen Redmond and family, Kilmallock on the death of Eileens sister Sr Michelle Murray and her niece Mary Deegan Kenneddy née Murphy. Both were intered in the Ballagh, RIP.

Vintage News

A trip to Moynaltys 42nd Steam Trashing Show in Co. Meath on Sunday, August 13. Fare €30. Anyone interested in travelling contact Seán at 087 6486279 or John at 087 9555279 with deposit of €20 or full fare by July 20.


Congratulations to Mark and Aoife Redmond, Ballylucas on the birth of their baby daughter.


Sincere thanks from Fr Jim Finn and the finance committee to Jim and the golf society and to all who helped with the organising and all who supported and to everyone who took part in the golf classic. Thanks also to all who sold tickets and attended the prize giving Cabaret. Thanks to the Anvil and to all the generous sponsorships which will help with the repairs to our church which we all should like to see in good repair.


Lotto Results

Lotto results for Wednesday, May 10: winning numbers 1, 9, 21, 23. No jackpot winner. Nine match-three winners receive €72 each: The Isdell Family, 'Carraig Ban', Newbay; Jack Brook, c/o Seller; Declan Doyle, 84 Kennedy Park; Gillian Murphy, c/o Seller; Pax and Cole Cleary, c/o Seller; D & B Hatchell, c/o Seller; Seamús Thomas, 21 Beechlawn; Joanne Flood, c/o Seller and Liam Sinnott, c/o Big Bad John. Jackpot for Wednesday, May 17, is €11,150. Tickets available at Clonard parish office or through any promoter.


Congratulations to all the children in Scoil Mhure and Kennedy Park, who made their confirmation on Thursday and Friday of last week.

Wexford ICA

The May meeting will take place on Thursday, May 18, in Coolcotts Community centre at 7.30. There will be an extremely interesting talk from Pat Collins on 'Tidy Towns', that shouldn't be missed. The competition will be surrounding 'the occasion's table' and all are encouraged to enter, 'design a wedding seating plan' and 'a wedding invitation' to go forward for our own occasions table in June.

St Vincent de Paul

The St Vincent de Paul Society will hold a Furniture and bric-a-brac sale in St Michael's Hall, Thomas Street on Friday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The Brigins covered another hike last Saturday and are almost at the 60km to complete their challenge. The girls had fun in the national heritage park as part of the day also. The Cygnets are off to Johnstown castle this Saturday to have a teddy bears picnic with lots of fun, games, crafts and fresh air.

Thank You.

The parents' association of Our Lady of Fatima Special School, Wexford wish to thank all parishioners for their generous support at its recent church gate collection, when the amount collected was €266.45.

Clonard GAA

Congratulations to Sharon Furlong on winning €243 in this week's split-the-pot draw seller was Martin Gordon.

Our adult Hurlers had a good run out against St Paul's Waterford on Sunday evening last and lost by a few points before they take on St Martin's in the first round of the championship on Friday evening next in Piercetown.

Ladies GAA

Another busy week for Clonard Volunteer ladies, our senior and Junior B teams had great wins over Glynn-Barntown and Gusserane last week, these teams are vastly improving with every game they play.

Next up our under-12 Pink team travelled away to Adamstown on Tuesday evening where they played a show stopper of a game this was a very exciting competitive game to watch as both teams were well matched, however, the town girls game home with the win with a final score of 6-4 V 4-6.

Our under-12 Green Team also travelled away to Glynn-Barntown for their second game, a Much tougher opposition but the town girls dug deep right up to the last quarter where a few wide's left the game behind, we were desperately unlucky not to come away with a win, Clonard.

Volunteers 1-5 V Glynn-Barntown 0-10. Well done to all girls. Collette and Danielle were well impressed with everyone's performance.

Our under-10 girls will play away to Sarsfields on Thursday at 6.30, plenty of support for these very young girls would be appreciated, best of luck. An under-10 blitz is being organised for the up coming long weekend, details will be announced shortly.

Clonard Volunteers would like to thank everyone who voted for our club in the Lidl Club Competition, your continued support is much appreciated. New club gear is now being ordered, all orders can be given at training on Wendesday.

Registration is now also due, underage training every Wednesday from 6.30-7.30 in Clonard and every Saturday at the Vols pitch from 10.30-11.30. For more up to date information please join clonardvolunteerladies on facebook, or call 086 6063488.


Holy Family School

Congratulations to all the children, who made their Communion on Saturday last - we hope they and their families had a lovely day.

Night at the dogs - The big fundraiser for the school will take place on Thursday, June 1, in the dog track in Enniscorthy. A great family night of entertainment is guaranteed on the the night with the students providing entertainment, putting on demonstrations, face painting and even goodie bags for the children on the night.

So get your tickets from any of the parents' association members A group of volunteers is needed to visit the houses in the community on May 18 to sell tickets for the night. Tickets are €10 each for Adults and all children under-15 go free.

BOM meeting - board of management meeting for Holy Family school will take place on Tuesday, June 13. at 7.45in the school.

Active week - Active week will take place in the coming week from May 15 to May 19. as part of the Active week the children will take part in the Walking Bus which will leave from the Pub car park in the village and walk to the school at 8.45. Parents and Guardians are encouraged to come along too.

Jep Project - Congratulation to all of fourth fifth and sixth class on the success of the Jep Project and their open day which was held in the school on March 31. The pupils proudly presented their fantastic game On the Spot which was a great success A huge thank you to all those who attended and bought the game the first batch of the game was compleatly sold out.

The sales team are currently taking in new orders and payments for the pre ordered games. If you would like to order a game please contact the school office the Game costs €13 and is based on Charades, great fun for all the family and was designed and brought to production marketed and sold by the pupils themselves,


Ministers of the Word

Kathryn O'Dowd and Pauline Rice are scheduled to read on the weekend May 21. Ministers of the Word for the following weekend, May 28 are Emer Swords and Marie Prendergast. The Readers on duty on the weekend June 4 are Johnny Masterson and Joan Doyle.

Oulart split-the-pot

The winners of last week's split-the-pot were Ashley Wynne and Ted O'Grady, who won €142. Please continue to support this fundraiser. Envelopes are available in Scoil Mochua and in local businesses.

Scoil Mochua

The grounds of Scoil Mochua (Oulart Primary School) are private property and trespassing is forbidden and will not be tolerated. Please be aware that Gardaí have been informed of damage done to school property over the Easter holidays and will be notified of any further unauthorised entry.

Used Clothes Collection - Scoil Mochua will hold a Used Clothes Collection on May 30. Please leave bags of unwanted clothes at the school gate before 9.30 a.m. on the morning of collection.

Active Retirerment

Members and intending members are reminded that membership fees are now due and can be paid any Tuesday, between 2 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. in Oulart Community Centre. A cup of tea and a chat are available every Tuesday at 4 p.m. and members are encouraged to attend.

Féile News

The camogie club will host Dunloy Cuchullains, Antrim and Oulart-The Ballagh GAA will host St Vincent's of Dublin. We look forward to welcoming the teams, their mentors and families to our parish and club. The under-14 teams are training hard for Féile which is now only five weeks away. The excitement is building.

Footgolf Fundraiser - There are still some tee times available on Friday evening, May 19, and Saturday, May 20. Please contact Patrick Fortune at 087 9339950 as soon as possible to book a tee time. The event, which is being held in Blackwater Golf Course, costs €40 per team (4 people on a team) and it is suitable for age seven upwards. Please wear runners or flat soled shoes. Lots of prizes to be won. Presentation of prizes will take place in Bob's Bar, The Ballagh on the Saturday evening at 9 p.m.


Smart Kidz

Smart Kidz playschool is opening in September 2017. It is located two miles from Oylegate and Glenbrien just off the main N11 road. In a country location where the children will get to meet a variety of farm animals. ECCE Scheme places will be available for children from three to five years Monday to Friday from 9.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. Children from aged two 1/2 can also attend for a fee of €5 per hour. There will be options for early drop offs and late collections. Call Eileen Nolan for more information and to book at 086 3378014.

Golf classic

The Pat Coady memorial golf classic in aid of Co Wexford Hospice and Wexford Mental Health will be held in Enniscorthy Golf club on Friday, June 30, Teams of four costs €160 including dinner. Please contact Eamon Mernagh for Tee times. All support would be greatly appreciated.GAA lotto

On May 3 numbers drawn were 4, 14, 28 and 30, bonus 21. Lucky-dip winners: Margaret Rowe, Biddy Cullen, Jim Mernagh (x2), Kath Shiggins, Caroline Whelan, Paul Kilpatrick, Anto Doyle. Next draw is on May 17, tickets available locally.

Family Challenge

The GAA Club will host Oylegate-Glenbrien GAA Family Challenge on June 3 and 4 in the GAA grounds. Over the next few weeks we will be busy recruiting teams to participate in the challenge. The challenge will involve family teams completing a fun filled obstacle course that requires team work and skill to enable one of our families to be crowned the 'Oylegate-Glenbrien GAA Family Challenge Champions'.

Please save these dates in your diary as a fun weekend is guaranteed for all involved. More details to follow later.

Kettlebell Classes

Kettlebell Power Fitness classes for ladies, continue in Oylegate Community Centre, on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Excercise mats and kettlebells are provided. Beginners and all fitness levels are welcome. For more info contact 087 6180872, or just arrive on the night.

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