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Around the districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Crossabeg, Oulart & The Ballagh, Over the Water

Ballymurn: Save the date - The Ferrycarrig five mile road race, sponsored by Sheridan.ie will take place on Sunday, January 5, midday, details regarding registration will be announced soon.

Mass times

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.

Table quiz

Crossabeg-Ballymurn LGFC are having a table quiz on Friday, October 25, at 9 p.m. in Mernagh's of Oylegate. So come along and exercise those brain cells.

Couch to 5K

Don't forget every Wednesday evening in Olygate GAA pitch at 7.15 p.m. Beginners running group and walkers group. Everyone welcome.

GAA club news

Lotto results: 12, 14, 15 and 26 No winner, No match-three winners. Lucky Dips: Pádraig and Oisin Foley Mary McDonald Next jackpot €10,000.

Congratulations to our Intermediate Footballers, who beat Naomha Eanna in the semi-final in extra time. No date has been set for the final yet.

Knitter Knatters

Ballymurn Knitter Knatters meet every Wednesday morning in the club room of the hall. Everyone welcome.


Community coffee morning

This Friday, October 25, a coffee morning will be held in the Blackwater Lodge from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Irish Kidney Association. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Community craft day

Crafters get ready. The date for this year's community craft day in Blackwater is Sunday, November 24.

If you're interested in taking a table contact Yvonne through the Blackwater Lodge. We are always looking for new and exciting products but we welcome the artists who continue to support our craft day each year. Book your table early.

Scoil Naomh Bríde

Scoil Naomh Bríde will be open 50 years in January 2020. A meeting will be held in the school hall on Thursday, October 24, at 7.30 p.m. Everyone is invited to this meeting to put forward ideas and discuss how we will mark the golden anniversary.

Coláiste an Átha

Coláiste an Átha will host their annual open night for fifth and sixth class students on Thursday, October 24. We look forward to welcoming prospective students and their families from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Ms Martin will speak to parents and guardians in her Principal's address at 6.45 p.m.

GAA club notes

The year is starting to quieten down now as the under-15s were unlucky to lose out to Rathnure by five points. Even though the scoreline suggests different the lads were the better team throughout and were unlucky to lose out.

Congratulations to Denis and Siobhán Carroll on the birth of Michael Donnacha Carroll. Between the Carrolls and the Curran's they will be making up over half our teams in the years to come.

Senan Lillis made an excellent find during the week. An oral history by the late club vice-president and former chairman Seán Ormonde of the GAA. He discusses his involvement in the GAA as a football and hurling player, coach, and administrator. The link to the interview is available on the club website.

The indoor arena is currently available for booking for the winter. Contact Lar Leacy to book 087 9162609.

Any news?

Items for the notes 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.


Church news

Mass will be celebrated in Crossabeg church on Friday, November 1, the feast of All Saints, at 11 a.m. Mass for Saturday, November 2, the feast of All Souls will be at the usual time of 7 p.m. If you would like to have your deceased relatives and friends prayed for at this time, please leave your list with Fr Jim by Thursday, October 24, Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. in the parochial house.


Condolences are extended to the family of the late Ruairi O'Muchadha, who died at his home in Kobern-Gondorf, Germany, on July 22 Son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth Murphy, Hill Cottage, park and formerly of Tykillen, Crossabeg, he is survived by his wife Marika, sons Christopher and David, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. His ashes were interred in the family plot in Crossabeg on Saturday, October 12, We extend our condolences also to Liam Eviston and family, Kitestown, Crossabeg, on the death of his Mother, Mrs Nancy Eviston (née Molony) Clonomocogue, Loughmore, Templemore, Co. Tipperary, whose funeral took place following Requiem Mass in Loughmore church, to the adjoining cemetery, on Sunday, October May 13 they rest in peace.

Senior citizens party

Sunday, December 8, is the date set aside for the annual Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish. In the coming weeks, members of the organising committee will be out and about and calling on householders to give generously to their fundraising raffle. €5 for a book of tickets. Your support would be much appreciated to help offset the cost of hosting the event. Thank you in advance.

Wexford Male Voice Choir

The Wexford Male Voice Choir will be in concert at the Spiegeltent on Bank Holiday Monday, October 28, at 2 p.m. Admission is €10, which can be paid at the door on the day and tickets are also available from the Spiegeltent booking office or from any choir member. The choir are delighted to announce that they have released a new CD, 'What Would I Do Without My Music' and will be performing a number of the tracks from the CD at the concert. Your support would be appreciated and a good session is guaranteed.

Ferrycarrig '5' Road Race

An important date to save. The ever popular Ferrycarrig '5' five mile Road Race is back for 2020 and will be held on Sunday, January 5, Huge thanks to title sponsor Sheridan.ie. Details regarding registration will be announced shortly.

Table quiz

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Gaelic Football club are holding a table quiz on Friday night next, October 25 at 9 p.m in Mernagh's of Oylegate. An enjoyable evening is ensured, so why not go along and exercise those brain cells.


Well done to Jack Forde, who finished in second place in the Inter boys category in the Leister Secondary schools Combines in Abbotstown on Wednesday of last week. Jack scored 3060 points representing CBS Wexford and he now progresses to the National schools Combines in AIT on November 9 He achieved three PBs Hurdles (9.02) Shot Putt (5kg - 13.33m) and 200m (24.66 seconds) and all this carrying an ankle injury, which thankfully held up for him during the competition. Great results, Jack.

Oulart & The Ballagh

Silver Jubilee

It's hard to believe that 25 years have elapsed since Oulart-The Ballagh senior hurlers made the break-through and won the first of their Co. senior titles on October 16, 1994. And to prove that that success wasn't a flash-in-the-pan they repeated the feat the following year and have been trail-blazers ever since. It is also worth noting that it is 50 years since the modern club first competed in senior ranks (1969). Oulart-The Ballagh teams and mentors of the 1994/1995 era will be presented to the attendance at the county final in Wexford Park on Sunday, October 27.

Active Retired

Twelve members recently enjoyed a three-day trip to Belfast. Travelling by train, the group visited the Titanic Centre and the SS Nomadic, which was a tender ship for Titanic. A bus tour of the city was also undertaken, seeing all the well known places that were in the news over the years. Belfast City Hall was also visited, and of course a little shopping done.

The Oulart Group was founded 10 years ago, and to mark the occasion a celebration is being planned for December, which will be an evening meal in a Wexford Hotel followed by a Christmas show in Wexford Opera House. Bus transport will be provided. Anyone interested should contact Mary O'Grady at 087 9361325, or Hugh Coleman at 087 6166647 immediately as we must have numbers in order to book tickets.

We would also encourage new members to come join us, call to Oulart Community Centre any Tuesday between 2 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. for information, or contact above numbers.

Parents' Council

The AGM of Scoil Mochua's parents' council was held in late September and the following officers were elected for the 2019/2020 school year: Marianne Cooney (chairperson), Jennifer Parkin (vice-chairperson), Annie Morton (secretary), Pauline Moore (Assistant secretary), Michelle Butler (treasurer), Breda Walsh (Assistant treasurer), Daniel Griffin (PRO).Parents/Guardians, who are interested in helping at parents' association events should contact any of the above - named officers.

Hallowe'en Hike

On October 23, 24th or 25th (weather permitting) pupils and staff of Scoil Mochua will dress up in traditional Hallowe'en costumes and do a circuit of the village while on their annual fundraising Hallowe'en Hike. Sponsorship cards have been distributed and all funds generated will be greatly appreciated and used to provide necessary educational resources for the local primary school.

Hallowe'en Pumpkin

Family and individual competitors in the carved Pumpkin competition should bring their entries to school on Wednesday the 23rd or Thursday, October 24, and they must be brought home on the Friday of the holidays.

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word are reminded to collect their rota from the sacristy. Pauline Rice and Kathryn O'Dowd are the readers on duty in St Patrick's Church, Oulart on the weekend of October 26/27. Marie Prendergast and Emer Swords will read at Masses for November 1.Joan Doyle and Johnny Masterson are scheduled to read on weekend November 2/3.

Cash for Clobber

A Clothes Collection in aid of Scoil Mochua will take place on Tuesday, November 5. Please leave bags at the school gate before 9.30 a.m. Clean clothing, curtains, paired shoes, belts and handbags are the items sought.

Shoe-Box Appeal

Scoil Mochua will be organising the annual Shoe-Box Appeal, for children in Eastern Europe and Africa. Filled boxes should be brought to the school by Monday, November 4. Leaflets have been distributed detailing the items suitable for inclusion in the boxes. A donation of €4 should be included for each box to cover administration costs.


Bingo has recommenced in Oulart Community Centre and, depending on the level of support, will continue on Sunday nights, beginning at 8 p.m. Young and not - so - young enjoy the bingo sessions that are over reasonably early, in the newly decorated premises. Various local community groups and organisations intend using the bingo to raise funds for their own particular cause. For details please contact the chairperson of Oulart Community Centre, Martin Dempsey.

Craft Fair

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

Camogie Fundraiser

Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club is hosting a 'Look Good-Feel Good' Day on Sunday, November 24, in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be various demonstrations and a Fashion Show throughout the afternoon as well as numerous stands and artisan foods on display around the room. Anyone wishing to take a stand should contact Kathryn at 087 2538105 as soon as possible.

GAA lotto

The lotto draw takes place every two weeks and while the jackpot is still intact there is a prize-fund in excess of 14,000 euro awaiting a lucky winner. Tickets are available from club members and local businesses. Tickets cost a mere two euro each and there are five Luck Dip prizes of €30 to be won in each draw. Recent winners of Lucky Dip Prizes include Peter Doyle, Eddie O'Dowd, Jimmy Nolan, Jacqui Doran and Nicola Stamp.

Oulart ICA

The October meeting of Oulart ICA was held on Monday the 21st in Oulart Community Centre. Arrangements were made for the guild members to enter the Federation table quiz, in Rochford's Lounge, Camross, on Thursday the 24th. New members are always welcome to join Oulart ICA.


Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot organisers congratulate its latest winner-Daniel Sinnott - who gets €133. The next draw will be held on October 21. Entry envelopes are available from local businesses.

The Ballagh Split-the-pot

Congratulations to our recent winner Lucy O'Toole winning €83. 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.

Over the Water

Drama Production

Bridge Drama group will present 'Thy will be done' by Michael Carey in the Wexford Arts Centre from October 29 to November 2 the production is directed by Brigid Scully. Tickets cost €13 and are available from wexfordartscentre.ie or by calling 053 9123764.


Recent winners of the partners 45 cards for Christmas turkeys in Hotel Curracloe were Sim Donohoe and George Doran. Cards continue every Thursday night at 9 p.m for turkeys. There is an open draw. You must play six nights to qualify for the Christmas final.

Camogie Club Disco

The next camogie club disco takes place on Friday, November 1, Tickets go on sale on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m till midday at the clubhouse.

Development lotto

results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, October 13, The numbers drawn were 9, 12, 22 and 26. There was no jackpot winner with the match-three winners, Tom Rossiter, Screen and Marie and Joe, Glenbough, both receiving €75. Weekly draw every Sunday night at 9 p.m.

Curracloe school news

Congratulations to the winner of last week's split-the-pot draw, Anne Donohoe, who won €143 and to this week's winner Megan Ryan, who won €136.50. Envelopes are on sale in all the local Curracloe businesses as well as the school for €2 for one draw, six draws for €10 or 12 draws for €20. The next draw takes place on Wednesday, October 23.

Wexford Male Voice Choir

The Wexford Male Voice Choir will be in concert at the Spiegeltent on Bank Holiday Monday, October 28, at 2 p.m. Admission is €10, which can be paid at the door on the day and tickets are also available from the Spiegeltent booking office or from any choir member. The choir are delighted to announce that they have released a new CD, 'What Would I Do Without My Music' and will be performing a number of the tracks from the CD at the concert. Your support would be appreciated and a good session is guaranteed.

News items

News items such as weddings, anniversaries, notices of meetings, sports results etc are most welcome. Email items to redcow2@eircom.net or text to 086 1980775 by Thursday evening of each week.

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