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Laura and Ger Lawlor enjoying their night out at the Wexford Drama Festival fundraising table quiz in Simon Lambert’s on Thursday night

Laura and Ger Lawlor enjoying their night out at the Wexford Drama Festival fundraising table quiz in Simon Lambert’s on Thursday night

Laura and Ger Lawlor enjoying their night out at the Wexford Drama Festival fundraising table quiz in Simon Lambert’s on Thursday night

Ballymurn - GAA club news: Lotto Results: numbers drawn were 8, 15, 19 and 21. No winner, no match-three winners. Lucky-dip winners: Michael A Doyle, Michael Shiggins. Next jackpot €10,000. Tickets available from any club member.

Congratulations to Charlie Gordon, Ballymurn, who was the recipient of the Seana Ghael award for Crossabeg-Ballymurn Club in January

Tara Bishop 5K Fun Run

Well done to Bobby Redmond and his family for all their hard work in organising the Tara Bishop 5K Fun Run. Sincere thanks also to KDK who sponsored the event and to all of you who came out in support and made it all possible. It was a fantastic day and we hope that everyone enjoyed themselves. The event raised €6,435 to be split 50/50 between Ballymurn School and Temple Street Children's Hospital.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest sympathy to Mary Cullen and family, Ballylucas on the death of her brother Martin Sinnott in Dublin. May he rest in peace.

Irish Night

Irish Night in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn on Friday, February 22. Why not come along an enjoy a night of music dance and song. Everyone welcome.


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

Youth Club

Youth club meet every Friday night in Ballymurn Hall from 8.10 p.m.


School Enrolments

Scoil Naomh Bríde is now accepting enrolments for September 2019. Application forms are available from the school office - tel. no. 053-9127314 - or accessed through the school website www.blackwaterns.com

GAA notes

Under-7 hurling training for boys and girls has started back on Monday nights in the indoor arena from 6.15 p.m. to 7 p.m. All players should have a hurl, helmet and wear boots when training inside. The cost of each training session is €2 per child.

Well done to Darren Byrne, who became the first Blackwater hurler since James Ormonde in 1965 to line out for the Wexford senior hurling team in league/championship against Cork in the last weekend. He played the full match at full back and will be hoping to start against Tipp in next week. It's great to see the Blackwater name among the Wexford hurlers again. Blackwater hurlers were a feature of the Wexford team back in the early 1900s.

Hurling365 will be starting shortly and the club is looking for members to help out. Please contact Joe Cullen if you wish to coach.

Dates for hurling and football are as follows. Week ending March 10 - Round 1 All County Football League. Week ending March 17 - Round 1 All County Hurling League. Week ending March 24 - Round 2 All County Football League. Week ending March 31 - Championship Football (provisional) - should Wexford footballers reach the Div. 4 Final, this round of fixtures be rescheduled for a later date. Week ending April 7 - Championship Football. Week ending April 14 - Championship Hurling. Week ending April 21 - Championship Hurling

2019 club membership is due before March 31. Player €150, player and partner €160, student €70, non-player €60 and non-player and partner €70.

We are still on the lookout for any old memorabilia in the parish. We would love to photograph any old medal especially one of the 1899 or 1901 Leinster or all-Ireland final medals, there must be one floating around the parish? Even any old jerseys.

Last week's question: Who did Blackwater junior hurlers play in the 2001 Leinster championship first round? Answer was Carnew.

Be Active

Members of active retirement are meeting at 10 a.m. every Tuesday morning for a walk at the GAA pitch. Meet other members of our community and walk at your own pace. Try it!

Church choir

Blackwater church choir would love some new members to join. We practice in the church every Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Any age group can join or if you can play an instrument or carry a tune.

The Wayside Players

The Wayside Players will perform their three-act play 'It's the Real McCoy' on Sunday, February 17, in the Blackwater Lodge at 7 p.m. and then again on Monday, February 18, at 8 p.m. Admission €5. All support welcome as we prepare for the 2019 3-Act circuit.

Wexford Water Safety AGM

Wexford Water Safety's AGM will take place on March 2 at 7.30 p.m. in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford.


Baby/toddler group

A baby and toddler group gather every Tuesday in Glenbrien Old School Centre from 9.45 a.m. to 11.45 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 or Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there for a cuppa and a chat.

Glenbrien NS news

GRANDPARENTS DAY - A huge thank you to all those who came to our now annual event last Wed, a great day was had by all. Thank you all the parents and relations who provided all the lovely buns and bakes, and to the parents' association for hosting the event. A lovely day and lots of memories made.

CONFIRMATION - This will take place on March 15 and the Ceremony of light will take place on the 19th of Feburary.

ALDI RUGBY VOUCHERS - The school is collecting the Aldi rugby vouchers for the school. Please ask for them and donate them to the school, you can ask all your relations and friends to give them to the children.



The sympathy of the community is extended to the chairperson of Oulart-The Ballagh camogie club, Mrs Geraldine Doyle,(Glynnranny) her husband Mike and family on the death of her mother, Mrs Peg Murphy, Tacumshane, whose funeral Mass took place in St Catherine's Church, Tacumshane on Friday, February 8, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. The late Mrs Murphy was predeceased by her husband Nick.

She is mourned by her daughters Frances, Elizabeth and Geraldine, her sisters Betty, Nora, Sr. Genevieve, brothers Nick, Martin, Billy and Seán, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá hanam dílis.

New Cook Book

Transition Year Students in St Mary's CBS, Enniscorthy, Edward O'Dowd (Monavullen) Aaron Byrne and Seán Walsh have compiled a very attractive, 50 page cookbook called 'Eat like an Athlete' which is a collection of recipes and healthy tips from various well-known Irish sporting personalities including Tadhg Furlong, Paul McGrath, Deirdre Duke, Paul and Gary O'Donovan, Colin Fennelly, Liam Silke and Danny Mullins as well as Oulart-The Ballagh stars Adam Nolan, Mary Leacy, Ursula Jacob, Nicola Sinnott and Keith Rossiter. To promote the cookbook, Edward O'Dowd featured on South East Radio during the week. The cookbook is on sale in Corrigan's of Oulart at €8. Hurry and get your copy.

Scoil Mochua Notes

Enrolment Forms, for junior infants and any other pupils who wish to start school in September 2019, are available from the school office, 9 a.m. to 2.40 p.m. Parents/Guardians are advised to complete and submit enrolment forms as soon as possible.

Used Clothes Collection

Scoil Mochua's next Used Clothes Collection will take place on Tuesday, February 26. Bags of clothes should be left at the school gates before 9.30 p.m. on that morning. Items of clothing, bags, paired shoes, belts, hats, towels, curtains and bed sheets are welcome. No duvets or pillows please.

Parents' Association

A meeting of Scoil Mochua's parents' association will take place on Tuesday, February 19, at 8 p.m. All parents/guardians are invited to attend.


The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Caroline Jordan, who wins €139. Entry envelopes are available from all local businesses. The next draw will be held on February 11.

GAA Scholarships

Wexford GAA are offering 21 part-funded scholarships to Coláiste Laighean, New Ross in the summer of 2019.The scheme is based on the player's family, the player's club and Wexford GAA paying one-third each of the cost of the two - week residential course. Applicants apply to their local GAA Club and will be included in a draw to determine who wins the scholarship. The student's family only has to pay €160.

The dates of the Courses are as follows: June 23 to July 7 (Cúrsa C for second year-5th Year), July 12 to July 26 (Cúrsa D for sixth class-2nd Year). Each club may nominate two names. Parents/guardians of Oulart-The Ballagh GAA and camogie players who would like their child to be entered for the draw are asked to contact Oulart-The Ballagh, Oifigeach Gaeilge and Cultúr, Breda Jacob (086 1686978) no later than March 4. If there are more than two applicants locally, a supervised draw will be held and the successful applicants will be notified.

Underage GAA

A registration night for Underage GAA and camogie players will be held in Oulart Community Centre on Saturday, February 16, at 8 p.m. For information please contact Elizabeth Freeman at 087 7560871..

Sponger's Events

Forthcoming events for Martin Sponger Fortunes Mayoral Campaign: Bingo in Bob's bar every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. 'Open Mic' night every Thursday in the Sawdust at 9 p.m. On February 21, a Dog Night in Enniscorthy with an All-Star Race starting at 8 p.m. with 10 Greyhound races on the card. Tickets are €10 each and children under-16 are free.

Phil's Campaign

Events for Phil Redmond's Mayoral Campaign are as follows: Sunday, February 17, and Sunday, February 24, bingo in Oulart Community Centre at 8 p.m.

On Friday, February 15, 'Dancing with Declan and the Classic Outlaws' in Oulart Community Centre at 9 p.m. On Sunday, February 24, a 5k/10k Walk and Run starting at the Upper Complex at midday, with registration from 11.30 a.m. The Circuit Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday in the Ballagh Community Centre from 8 p.m. to 9.00 till Thursday, February 14.

Golf classic in Blackwater Golf Course on Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17. Tee times 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Teams of Three - €60. For Bookings, please ring 087 6145075 or 087 9818421.


CPR Information Evening

CPR could save the life of someone you know. In order to be able to provide a very valuable and much needed service within community we need people to volunteer to be trained as First Aid Responders and also people to help out with the administration and organisation. This service is run in conjunction with the national ambulance service and could save your life or someone you love. An information meeting will be held on Wednesday the 13th. Feb. in Oylegate Community Centre at 8 p.m. We ask everyone interested in any way to attend. For further information contact 086 2313281.

Camogie Volunteer

Congratulations to Lorraine O'Connor, who was chosen as club volunteer of the year. Lorraine received a special presentation in Croke Park recently to honour the occasion. Well done, Lorraine.

GAA club news

The Oylegate-Glenbrien GAA Club dinner dance will be held in Ferrycarrig Hotel on Saturday, March 2. tickets available locally, your support would be much appreciated.

Oylegate-Glenbrien GAA Club have gaeltacht scholaarships for paid up club members. These scholarships are open to male and female applicants. Any one who wishes to apply for these are asked to apply to Graham Rowley by this Thursday, February 14.

School Enrolment

Oylegate National School is now taking enrolments for September 2019. Please call to the school for a form any time from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GAA Walking Track

The top track will be fully lit every Monday/Wednesday/Friday evening from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for anyone who wishes to avail of the facility to get fit and healthy for 2019. Everybody welcome. Unfortunately for health and safety reasons guide dogs only are allowed.

Penny Bank

GAA penny bank has resumed for 2019 new members are always welcome, contact any committee member for more details.

Local Link Wexford

Local Link Wexford provides secure, reliable and affordable transport for the rural communities of County Wexford. Services are open to everyone and all ages. The services will accommodate those attending appointments, shopping etc. Where possible they will collect passengers from their homes. An information booklet together with timetable is available at the back of the church.

Mass Times

Please note Mass times in Oylegate: Saturday vigil Mass is at 6.30 p.m. Sunday morning Mass is at 10.30 a.m.

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