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Around the Districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Crossabeg, Oulart, Over the Water


Kathleen Byrne, Sophie Hendrick, Tess Duggan, Breda Byrne and Marie Kehoe at the the Access 2000 Relay for Life fashion show in Wexford County Council buildings.

Kathleen Byrne, Sophie Hendrick, Tess Duggan, Breda Byrne and Marie Kehoe at the the Access 2000 Relay for Life fashion show in Wexford County Council buildings.

Kathleen Byrne, Sophie Hendrick, Tess Duggan, Breda Byrne and Marie Kehoe at the the Access 2000 Relay for Life fashion show in Wexford County Council buildings.

Ballymurn: Patron. The Ballymurn Patron will take place on Sunday, August 18,

GAA lotto

Results: numbers drawn were 3, 11, 15 and 26. No winner, one match 3s Gayer Family Next jackpot €10,000. Tickets available from any club member or online.

dog night.

A family dog Night will take place on Monday, July 1, at Enniscorthy Greyound Track Ticket sellers will be calling to all houses in the parish over the next couple of weeks. Tickets €10 each.


Bingo is played every Monday night in the Anvil Pub starting at 9 p.m.

Irish Night

An Irish night will take place in the Anvil Pub on Friday, June 28. Why not come along and join in the craic. Everyone welcome.

Knitter Knatters.

Ballymurn Knitter Knatters meet every Wednesday in the club room of the hall. New members always welcome.


GAA Notes

Fixtures for the week: Tonight All County Hurling League v St Martin's at 7.30 p.m. in our pitch, Also the under-13 footballers play Cloughbawn also at 7.30 in our pitch. On Saturday the junior footballers play in the last round of the league with a chance still to qualify for the league semi-final against Gusserane at 7 p.m. at home. On Monday, June 24, its the return of the minors who play in the football championship against Starlights at home at 7.30 p.m.

A great evening was had recently in our pitch with the presentation of jerseys to both our under-eight and under-14 girls. A huge thank you to Keith and Deirdre Barret for sponsoring our under-eight jerseys and to Peter and Lizzie O'Brien for sponsoring our under-14 jerseys.

Our Junior footballers enjoyed a brilliant victory over a Kilrush team who hadn't been defeated in league or championship this season. Our lads still missing a number of players due to exams and holidays were unlucky to be behind at half time as we squandered a number of goal and point opportunities. The men in black led for the first half but we kept in touching distance.

The second half started in the same vain as the first with Kilrush having a three point lead pushing that out to four in the first few minutes. They started to take control and it was out to five with only 10 minutes of the second half elapsed. We needed something and an off the ball incident when Paul O'Leary was running through seemed to have the desired effect as it finally got our lads going. We tagged on a few scores and our wing backs of Diarmuid Murphy and Ian Curran making brilliant runs up the pitch. One of these runs resulted in Ian winning a penalty after being fouled which Mossy dispatched well. Kilrush couldn't get the ball out with Dean Wright making a number of catches bossing the midfield area and five minutes after the penalty we were ahead from a Dean Whelan free. Another Whelan free after Mossy Earle did brilliantly to win it had us up by three with still 10 minutes to go. We put in a brilliant defensive performance for the last 10 to keep the Kilrush forwards to just another point.

The golf classic takes place on August 23 in Enniscorthy golf club usual prices etc. Contact Aidan Whelan to book your place 086 8483474.

This week 25 years ago, Blackwater turned on the style to hammer Clongeen 5-8 to 1-3 in Wexford Park in the Junior Hurling Championship. Scorers were Jack O'Leary 2-02, Ray O'Connor 1-3, Aidan O'Brien 0-2 and John Whelan 0-1.


Beg Keg Tournament

Crossabeg AFCs annual seven-a-side Beg Keg tournament will take place on Saturday, July 13, in their local pitch in Newcastle, Crossabeg. Entry fee for teams of 10 will cost €100. For further information please contact Peter Culleton at 087 7798384 or Eoin Kelly at 086 2598311.

Community Games athletics

A reminder to all children who have qualified for the county athletics finals that training takes place for them every Monday evening at the local community field in Garrywilliam from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. If your child cannot attend on the Monday evening, they are welcome to attend on Thursday evening at the same time. The county finals take place on Sunday, June 30, at the Hub in Enniscorthy.

Youth Mass

If you have sat exams this year or are making a transition from college to work, secondary school to college, taking up employment or from sixth class to secondary school, then a special Mass will be offered up for all of you in Crossabeg church on Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Parochial house.

Silver Circle

Crossabeg-Ballymurn community centre committee will hold the June Silver Circle draw in Foleys of Crossabeg this coming Friday, June 21, at 9 p.m. Good luck to all.

Items for column

Send it your news items, reports on meetings, gatherings, wedding/special celebrations etc to redcow2@eircom.net or text to 086 1980775. All items to be forwarded by Thursday evening of each week for inclusion in the following edition of the Wexford People.


Siúl Ladhrú (Laroo)

Oulart Hill Development and Oulart Hill Walking Hub are pleased to announce that very soon a new amenity walk linking the Unyoke and Blackwater will open to the public. Measuring 7.4km in length, Siúl Ladhrú will be an easy walk, passing through some of the most unique topography in Ireland called Kame and Kettle and a landscape in which the name of Ladhra (Lyra), a hero in the nation's oldest legend, is reflected in several local place names.

Family Fun Day

Oulart Christmas Lights Committee are hosting a Family Fun Day in Marty's Bar on Sunday, June 16, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be entertainment by Liam Sharkey, a barbecue, face painting, raffle and much more. Tickets are only €5 and children go free. There will also be a Door Prize to the value of €150. Please support this event so that Oulart Village will be illuminated brightly for Christmas 2019.


The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Carol Dempsey, who gets €134.The school benefits to the same amount. The next draw is on June 10 Entry envelopes are available from the school and from local businesses. The parents' association say 'thank-you' to all who regularly play split-the-pot in support of the local primary school.

Get Well Wishes

Best wishes for a speedy return to full health to the people from the area who are sick at home or in hospital. To maintain their privacy and for security reasons their names will not be published unless requested by themselves or their next-of-kin.

Family Notices

If you would like these Notes to include details of your family births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, achievements and successes please supply the relevant details (no later than Thursday at 8 p.m.) by phone, text, email or written note to Breda Jacob (086 1686978) or email mickjacobjr@yahoo.co.uk. There is no charge for including such items in the Local Notes.

CFR Training

The Oulart-The Ballagh Unit of Community First Responders is live, seven nights a week and all day at weekends, assisting the National Ambulance Service on a totally voluntary basis. For details of joining and training please contact Ger at 086 1578484 or Vickie at 087 77807849.

Essential Information

The Eircode for the GAA grounds in Oulart, Upper Pitch is Y25 HX23. The Defibrillator is on the wall of the Generator Shed. The Eircode for the Lower Pitch is Y25 AE82. The Eircode for Oulart School is Y25 XK24. The Defibrillator is at the front of the school.

Oulart Text Alert

It costs only €10 to cover membership for two years, up till the end of 2020.To join at any time contact 087 3316866. Well done to the local volunteers who administer the Text Alert.

Over the Water

Soccer camp

Curracloe United soccer camp takes place from July 1 to July 5 Book online at summersoccerschools.ie to get a 20% discount in Sports Direct.

Development lotto

results of the Curracloe United Development lotto draw for Sunday, June 9, The numbers drawn were 14, 17, 21 and 27. There was no jackpot winner and three match-three winners who each received €50, Martin Kirwan, Ennniscorthy; McGuire family, Ballina, Curracloe and Gerard, Susan and Angela, Ballinablake, Curracloe.

Run for Charity

Congratulations to Áine Furlong, Curracloe, who ran the VHI Mini Marahton in Dublin on Sunday, June 2, She completed the marathon in a time of one hour and 10 minutes and raised €350 for the Tracey Lawlor Cystic Fibrosis Fund and €1,250 for the Wexford Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals. Thanks are expressed to all who supported both Charities and who were very generous to Áine with sponsorship.

End of year Masses

The End of Year school Mass will be held in Castlebridge church this Thursday, June 20, at 11.30 a.m; in Screen church on Monday, June 24, and in Curracloe church on Tuesday, June 25, at 11.30 a.m. Parents, guardians and parishioners are welcome to attend.

Curracloe school news

Congratulations to the recent split-the-pot winner, Theresa Hore - Meagher, who won €85. The draw will resume again in September. Many thanks to all for your support.

Well done to Alisha and Katie Doyle, who both competed recently in Gymnastics in the National All-round finals in Dublin. Alisha finished in third place and Katie in fifth place in their levels. Both girls did so well they have qualified on bar, beam, floor and vault for the national super series at the end of July. Fantastic job girls and good luck in the finals.

Well done to all the children who participated in the County Fleadh. Special congratulations to Seán Redmond, who won three separate prizes for the accordion including first prize in the duet category.

A big thank you to the parents' association for providing the Infant room with a digital thermometer. This will be a very important addition to the school.

Well done to all of the junior and senior infant children who recently received certificates for completing the Mighty Mouth Dental programme. Thanks to Dental Nurse Kay for visiting the infant room and fifth and sixth classes. The children learned so much about how to keep their teeth healthy and clean.

Graduation Mass - The Graduation Mass for the sixth class pupils from Curracloe national school will be celebrated in Curracloe church on Tuesday, June 25, at 9.30 a.m.


Screen/Curracloe Parish committee will run the split-the-pot draw during the summer months, with the first draw taking place on Friday, June 21, Your support would be appreciated.

Items for column

Send in your news items birthdays, wedding/special anniversaries, reports on meetings, gatherings etc to redcow2@eircom.net by Thursday evening of each week for inclusion in the people the following Tuesday. You can also text Anne at 086 1980775.

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