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Jackie Stafford, Josephine Culleton and Mag Bohanna at the opening of the art and photography exhibition in Red Books in Peter Square

Jackie Stafford, Josephine Culleton and Mag Bohanna at the opening of the art and photography exhibition in Red Books in Peter Square

Jackie Stafford, Josephine Culleton and Mag Bohanna at the opening of the art and photography exhibition in Red Books in Peter Square

Ballymurn: Couch to 5k - Don't forget every Wednesday evening in Olygate GAA pitch at 7.15pm. Beginners running group and walkers group. Everyone welcome and its free.

Church notes

Mass Times for All Saints Day Friday November 1, 10 a.m. Mass Times for All Souls Day Saturday November 2, 8.15 p.m.

Readers Rota: Would the readers please collect the new Rota which is at the back of the church.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Jean Donnellan Ballymurn RIP who died recently.

GAA Club news

Lotto results - numbers drawn were 3, 6, 23 and 29. No jackpot winner. Three match-three winners: MJ Jacob, Steven and Eithne Hodnett and Aoife Harris. Next jackpot €10,000. Tickets available from any club member or online.

Congratulations to our Intermediate Footballers who are through to the Courtyard Ferns IFC final.

Silver Circle Bonanza Draw

A great night was had by all in Ferrycarrig hotel last Friday night for the Silver Circle Bonanza draw, it was a great community get together and it was great to see people of all ages there, well done to the organising committee. The lucky winners were: €5,000 Harry Kehoe, Crossabeg. €3,000 Brian Foley, Crossabeg. €1,000 Denis and Anne Kehoe, Ballymurn. €1,000 Jerry and Bridget Bernard, Crossabeg. €200 winners were Annemarie O'Connor, Ballymurn, Owen Gordon, Ballymurn, Mary Fox, Crossabeg, Derek Broaders and Jane Renehan, Crossabeg and Christoph Duntsch, Crossabeg. Congratulations to all winners.

We would like to thank everyone for their support for this very successful fundraiser and we plan to roll it out again in Spring 2020.


GAA Notes

Just the one fixture this week. Our under-15 footballers will be looking for some silverware when they play St Mary's Rosslare in the Roinn two county final on Sunday at 12.30 in St Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy.

The same team pulled off a remarkable comeback in the semi defeating Bannow-Ballymitty by one point scoring a goal with the last kick of the game. Jamie Lambert getting on the end of a shot across goal.

The adult club AGM takes place on Sunday, November 24, at midday in the parish hall. Nomination forms will be out to club members shortly.

This week 25 years ago Scoil Naomh Bríd qualified for the Roinn C football county final defeating Ballindaggin 2-6 to 1-3. David Gray and Johnny Murphy got the goals with Thomas Breen (3), Paul Murphy (2) and Graham Ruttledge (1) adding the points.

Camogie club news

Hard luck to our under-16s in their County Final v Kilrush last week. It wasn't to be their night. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported them and to everyone who supported all our games through out the year, it's always appreciated.

Blackwater camogie club would like to thank the following people for sponsoring training tops for our under-16s, Seán and Siobhán Whelan, John and Mary Roche, John and Olive McGuinness, Pat and Jackie Power, Ann O'Leary the Book Cafe Gorey, Pat and Edel Cashe, O'Connor Car Sales and Seán Doyle.

Enjoy the break now and Keep an eye out for our AGM date. As always we would welcome new parents to get involved with the running of our club in any capacity, the more volunteers we have the lighter the load is on all.

Notes contact

All notices need to be sent via email to blackwaternotes@gmail.com on the Thursday evening by 9 p.m. before publication every Tuesday or if email is not available please call Clare at 086 8386242. Many of our parishioners are not on social media or email and rely on the paper to keep them up todate.


Draughts and Chess

Community Games activities for the coming year begin on November November 5. Draughts and Chess classes will take place in Bree Community Centre from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on each Tuesday night. All children from the parishes of Bree, Davidstown and Cloughbawn under-eight to 15 years are welcome to come along. Cost is €2 per child to a max of €5 per family.

Bree Parish Journal

Preparations are under way for this year's edition of Bree Parish Journal. All clubs and organisations in the parish are asked to have a report of their activities over the past two years ready by the end of Oct. The committee is also looking for photographs particularly of groups of people from times past as well as items suitable for publication pertaining to places or people of the area including notable family celebrations. All items to be advised to Jim and Clare Doyle, Garranstackle. Phone 053 9247706 or email jamcsdoyle@eircom.net.

Christmas Craft Fair

Galbally Sports and Leisure Club Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Sunday, November 24, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For bookings please contact Jackie Byrne 087 2319219.

Bree Active Retirement

The Bree Active Retirement Christmas Lunch will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel on Thursday, December 19, Further details from 086 0747823.

Bree Bingo

Bingo continues Tuesdays at 9 p.m. in Byrnes of Bree. Books are €10 on the night and €2 bonus sheets are available.

Bree NS Enrolments

Scoil Seosaimh Naofa, Bree are currently seeking expressions of interest for Junior Infant enrolments for September 2020. If you wish to place your child's name on the enrolment list, please contact Melissa at reception 053 9247725 or email secretary@breens.ie.

Enrolment packs will be forwarded to successful applicants in the Spring term of 2020. We are also seeking information for future enrolments from 2021 onwards. Again, if interested, please contact school as above.

Scoil Mhuire NS Ballyhogue

A very big thank you to everyone who helped out recently with our Tesco Bag Pack. We also got a great response to our clothes collection last week from the community. We really appreciate your support. Congratulations to our fifth class student Luke Carr, who has been chosen for the Wexford County under-11 soccer team. Well done also to all the boys and girls who represent the school so well in the Rackard League.

Community Games collection

Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent local church gate collections in the parishes of Bree, Davidstown and Cloughbawn in aid of the local Community Games. A total of €721 was raised.

Fashion Show success

Many thanks to all who supported the recent Fashion Show in the Riverside Park Hotel in aid of Bree Community Playground. Over €5,000 was raised. Sincere thanks to 'Glamour' and 'Ottiva' of Enniscorthy, to 'Perfection with Mon' for doing the make-up and to Enniscorthy VEC Student Hair Academy for the Hairdressing of models and to all those who supported the event.

County Title

Congratulations to everyone involved in Ballyhogue's recent Junior A Hurling County title win. Indoor Athletics Indoor Athletic Training has resumed in Bree Community Centre on Thursdays at 7 p.m. for five- to 11-year-olds and from 7.45 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Bree Athletic Club members. Cost is €2 per child to max of €5 per family.

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes continue in Bree Community Centre with Grace Reddington on Monday nights from 8.15 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. and on Thursday mornings from 10.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Please bring your own mat. Cost is €10.

Smart Fitness

Smart Fitness Kettlebell and Circuit Training Classes continue in Galbally Hall every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The classes are suitable for total beginners and are a mix of kettlebell, bodyweight, floor and core exercises. All Exercises are tailored to suit each individual's ability. All welcome, €8per session or €13 for any two. Students or under-18s only €5 Contact for more information: Collette Butler 086 3927655 or look me up on Facebook page: @Smart Fitness with Collette


Social dancing

The next date for social dancing in Oylegate Community Centre is Sunday, November 10. Music on the night is by the Moynihans. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Admission €8.

GAA club AGM

GAA club AGM for adult and underage sections will take place on Sunday, November 3, at 5 p.m. in the club house, we look forward to seeing you there.

Baby and Toddler Group

Please note there will be no baby and Toddler Group gathering Tuesday, October 29, as schools are on mid-term break. Group resumes as normal Tuesday, November 5, in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet.

For more information, Contact Claire Atkinson 087 1373579. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa, a chat and a play.


Pop Up Gaeltacht

The next Pop Up Gaeltacht will be in Mernagh's lounge on Friday, November 1, starting at 9.30 p.m. The idea is for people to meet informally in a relaxed atmosphere and to use whatever bit of Gaeilge they have. No pressure and a bit of craic. Tá fáilte roimh gach duine. For updates, please follow the Pop Up Gaeltacht - Oylegate Facebook page.

Oylegate Craft Fair 2019

The annual Craft Fair will be held in Oylegate Community Centre on Sunday, November 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables €20 each. Exhibitors from Oylegate and Glenbrien parish will be given first preference.

A certain number of tables will be assigned for TY students Mini-Companies and again first preference will be given to students from Oylegate and Glenbrien, who should book before November 8. To book a table please phone 087 6617527.

GAA club AGM

GAA club AGM for adult and underage sections will take place on Sunday, November 3, at 5 p.m. in the club house, we look forward to seeing you there.

Walking Track

The lights will be on at the walking track at the GAA Grounds every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the facility is available to all in the community, so come along and stay fit over the winter months. The couch to 5k group meet Wednesday evenings. All welcome to take part.

Baby and Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday (Term-Time) in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is an opportunity for young children and their carers (parents/grandparents/childminders) to meet. For more information, Contact Claire Atkinson 087 1373579. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Bingo In Mernaghs

The bingo in Mernaghs is now being run to raise much needed funds for the local Tidy Towns, bingo commences at 9.15 on a Thursday night and all support for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

The Ballagh

Notes for Paper

If you would like these Local Notes to include details of your organisation, club or family events or achievements please contact your local correspondent, Breda Jacob no later than 8 p.m. on Thursday. Ring or text 086 1686978 or email mickjacobjr@yahoo.co.uk. There is no charge for including an item in the Local Notes.


Congratulations to our recent winner Paddy Cussen winning €75. Thank you for your continued 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, Dick Britton PVC Ltd., The Trading Post, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL Your support is greatly appreciated.

Ballagh Boxing Club

If you are interested in purchasing Ballagh Boxing goods such as Hoodies, Club Polos, Sweat shirts, Rainjackets, Gilets, Bags etc please be aware that orders must be made before November 8 to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

Retired Nurses Association

The Wexford Branch of the Retired Nurses Association are hosting a Mass for deceased members of Wexford Health Services in Oylegate Community Centre on Wednesday, November 6, at 7.30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

Wexford Hurling Bingo

Wexford Senior hurling stars and the Bob O'Keeffe Leinster Cup will attend bingo in Oulart Community Centre on Sunday, November 3, beginning at 8 p.m. A raffle will be held on the night for a variety of prizes which include a signed Wexford Jersey and a DVD of the Road to Leinster Champions.

Craft Fair

Oulart Community Centre will host a Craft Fair on Sunday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to book a stall or if you require further information please contact Theresa at 086 8227077.

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