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

Blackwater: GAA Notes. Fixtures: Thursday under-13 Football Division 2 Shield v HWH Bunclody at 6.30 p.m. Saturday our junior footballers will be in Quarter Final action, time and will be confirmed on Twitter.

The monthly winners for August are Dave Walsh and Dermot O'Brien, who each receive €100.

Massive well done to Adam O'Connor and Eugene Clarke and the Wexford under-14 team who won the under-14 leinster football cup tournament. They beat offaly, westmeath Meath and defeated dublin in the final. Football is alive and well in Crosshue. ‬

The intermediate hurlers defeated St James in the championship 1-16 to 2-10. A late second half goal from Seanie Purcell proved the winner. Team: 1. Peter O'Brien. 2. Kevin O'Brien. 3. Ennae Carroll. 4. Feidhlim Roche. 5. Ben Redmond. 6. Mick Lillis (0-1). 7. Ciaran Roche. 8. Richard Blake. 9. Diarmaid Murphy. 10. Shane O'Leary (0-2). 11. Paul O'Leary. 12. Kevin Corrigan. 13. Conor Sutton. 14. Tomas Murphy (0-2) 15. Dean Wright (0-11 free).Subs used: Pad O'Connor for Paul O'Leary, Seanie Purcell (1-0) for Conor Sutton. The team are in training for their final league game against Shamrocks on September 7 at 4.30 in Monamolin.

The under-20 hurlers has a thrilling draw with Davidstown-Courtnacuddy/HWH Bunclody in the Premier Championship. It's the first time we have competed in this grade. No date or time for the replay but it will probably be this week. Keep an eye on our social media for an update on this. One.Shane Butler. Two. James Cullen. Three. Eoin O'Neill. Four. Bryan Mooney. Five. Robert McMcGuinness. Six. Ben Redmond (0-1). Seven. Paddy Cullen. Eight. Pad O'Connor (0-11, 0-7 frees, 0-1 65). Nine. Kevin Corrigan (0-2, 0-1 sideline). 10. Jake Nobbs (0-1). 11. Tomas Murphy. 12. Ross Berry. (0-1) 13. Josh Culleton. 14. Adam Murphy (0-1). 15. Ben Cullen

Our under-13s needed extra time to defeat St Anne's in the Division 3 Quarter Final, no time of date for their semi-final.

This week 25 years ago, Crossabeg-Ballymurn defeated us in under-21 hurling 1-15 to 2-09. Our under-12 footballers lost in the District semi-finals to Marys Maudlintown 2-04 to 1-05. Our Intermediate football team were facing a relegation final after they were defeated 1-10 to 0-07 by Bannow-Ballymitty. The people paper described it as a poor game with Eoin Turk Murphy (whos son played with the under-20s and intermediates) scoring our only points in the first half, two. We played better in the second half but couldn't break through the Bannow rear guard. Team1. Eddie Black. Two. Aidan Dempsey. Three. Jack O'Leary. Four. Seán Chawkie Whelan five. Michael O'Leary. Six. Pat Lacey seven. Owenie Lacey. Eight. Owen Murphy (0-2) nine. Ivan Murphy 10. Ken McDonald (0-4, 0-3 frees), 11. Bobby O'Leary 12. Aidan Whelan (0-1) 13. Tom Foran 14. Paddy Murphy 15. Paddy O'Connor.

Swimming Club Registration

Wexford Swimming Club invites you its registration and Swim Assessment evening on August 30 in Ferrybank Swimming Pool from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Children interested should have completed all swimming lessons, be capable of swimming two 25 metre lengths of the pool without stopping and be aged between 7 and 12 years on December 31, 2019. The Assessment is for new members only. Please do not contact Wexford Swimming Pool regarding the above registration.

Wexford Swimming Club is a privately run Swimming Club. Enquiries to Cécile at 087 7428556 or visit our Wexford Swimming Club Facebook page.



The next storytelling session at Kyle Forge will take place on Sunday, September 1, at 8 p.m where there will be lots of good music, singing, recitations and yarns. Refreshments will be served and there will also be a raffle. No admission fee.


Outdoor training for juvenile members of St Killian's AC will resume at the community field at Garrywilliam on Monday, September 2, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Training will also take place on Thursday evenings at the same time. The coaches and volunteers are looking forward to meeting all their present members and new members are most welcome too. The annual Schools Marathon has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, Further details later.

Community Games

Four young ladies from the area competed very well at the Community Games national finals at university of Limerick over the weekend of August 17 and 18. As we have come to expect, the standards at these events are of the highest and medals well earned. All the girls gave of the their very best and should be very proud of themselves.

Kayla Doyle-Kavanagh took part in the 100m under-10 event. She won her heat and semi-final in fine style and on a wet and windy Sunday morning lined up for the final and finished in third place and took home the bronze medal.

Chloe Reck competed in the 100m under-12 event. She qualified in fourth place in her Heat and just narrowly missed out on a place in the final, finishing in fifth position in the semi-final. Well done, Chloe.

Kyra Jarvis competed in the 60m under-eight event. She just missed out on a place in the final of the A competition and came back on the Sunday morning to compete in the B final where she ran a super race to pick up the silver medal.

Eimear Halpin competed in the Discus under-16 competition. In a field of over 14 competitors, she improved as the event got under way and finished in a very credible fifth place. Great performance all round, so well done girls.

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With the death of 94-year-old Laurence de Lacy, on Thursday, August 15, the parish of Oulart lost one of its oldest and most respected citizens.

Lar was the last of the de Lacy clan to reside in Oulart where the family have worked and farmed since before 1798. His younger brother Michael predeceased him on July 20. The late Mr de Lacy and his brother donated the site for the Mise Éire Monument in Oulart that is situated opposite the de Lacy homestead. His father Edward and his uncles Mícheál and Laurence were deeply involved in the 1916 Rising and in the War of Independence.

The sympathy of the community is extended to his relatives (The Cleary and Hyland families, Oulart, The O'Brien Family, Back of the Hill, The Gethings family, Effernogue, the de Lacy and McKenna family, Dublin, the de Lacy-Clancy family, Carrick-on-Suir and all the neighbours and friends who will miss his quiet presence. Lar was laid to rest in the family grave in Oulart Cemetery after funeral Mass in St Patrick's Church, on Saturday, August 17. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

School Re-opening

Scoil Mochua, Oulart National School will re-open for all pupils on Wednesday, August 28, at 9 a.m. New applications for enrolment for the 2019/2020-year can still be made by emailing oulartns2@eircom.net

All-Ireland Tickets

In the local GAA Club members' draw for all-Ireland Hurling tickets Kevin Sinnott and Margaret Leacy were successful while the all-Ireland Football ticket winners were Paul Roche and Martin Redmond.

New Baby

Congratulations to Ben and Emma O'Connor (née Murphy) on the recent birth of their first child, a beautiful daughter, Bailey at Wexford General Hospital. Congratulations also to the proud grand-parents, Margaret and Brendan O'Connor, The Ballagh and Catherine and John Murphy, Oulart.


Our Senior hurlers had a two point win over Naomh Éanna, Gorey last weekend, under lights in Bellefield (one goal 18 points to one goal 16 points) and they need a win over Glynn-Barntown, in the last round, to advance to the last eight of the championship.

Our Intermediate and junior hurlers went down to Tara Rocks and Kilmore respectively.

The under-13 hurlers defeated Glynn-Barntown to qualify for the county final, against St Martin's for the second year in a row. Details of date and venue will be available later. Meanwhile, those same under-13 boys will contest the Football Final on Tuesday, August 27, in St Patrick's Park, versus Taghmon-Camross. The team and mentors would appreciate lots of vocal support.

On the camogie front, the senior team defeated Shelmaliers in the championship last week and will play St Martin's in the next round on Saturday, September 7.

Cúl Camps

The two GAA Cúl Camps that were held in Oulart were very successful and enjoyable. Thank you to Niall McCrea our GPO for his work co-ordinating the camps and well done to the coaches for their work over the two weeks. The girls and boys had a great time, learning and practising the skills and they are already looking forward to next year's camps.

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.

Over the Water

Development lotto

Results of the Curracloe United development lotto draw for Sunday, August 18, The numbers drawn were 5, 10, 22 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and no match-three winners. €300 will be shared between the match-three winners in the next draw.


The annual patron to Curracloe cemetery will take place on Sunday next, September 1, at 1.30 p.m. The patron will be followed by the usual field day. There will be lots of bargains to be had on the well-stocked produce and cake stall, fresh fruit and vegetable and the bottle stall.

Screen cemetery Patron

The annual patron to Screen cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 15, at 1.30 p.m. and will be followed by a field day with lots of bargains on the bottle stall, as well as the well - stocked cake and produce stall, fresh fruit and vegetables. This event will take place in Screen school. The organising committees wish to thank parishioners for their continued work and attention to both cemeteries throughout the year.


Split-the-pot draws take place every Friday night, with the last one being held on Friday, September 16, St Margaret's National School will then take over the running of the event.

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Pop Up Gaeltacht

There will be a Pop Up Gaeltacht in Mernagh's bar on Friday, September 6, 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.

Text Alert

There have been a number of house break ins in the Oylegate area over the past few weeks, two just this week. Parishioners are being asked to be extra vigilant for anything unusual e.g. strange cars, strangers calling to houses with unusual requests. Anything unusual should be reported to the Gardaí.

There is a Community Text which covers the Oylegate and Glenbrien areas. Notification texts with details of any unusual activity/behaviour in the Parishes are sent out to parishioners, whose number is on the text list. If you are not a member of this Community Text and would like to have your number included please contact Eamonn Mernagh.

Baby/Toddler Group

Baby and Toddler Group gathering every Tuesday 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 or Ana Egan 086 1939997. Looking forward to seeing you there for a chat and a play.

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.

Wexford People