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Around the Districts: Bree-Galbally, Glynn-Barntown, Oylegate, The Ballagh


Glynn NS pupils Darragh Cooney and Aidan Laffan who were taking part in the Primary Schools Athletics Finals in Enniscorthy Sports Hub

Glynn NS pupils Darragh Cooney and Aidan Laffan who were taking part in the Primary Schools Athletics Finals in Enniscorthy Sports Hub

Glynn NS pupils Darragh Cooney and Aidan Laffan who were taking part in the Primary Schools Athletics Finals in Enniscorthy Sports Hub

Bree-Galbally: Ballyhogue GAA lotto. At the most recent draw of the Ballyhogue GAA lotto the following numbers were drawn were 5, 9, 16 and 27. There was no jackpot winner with the match-three prizewinners being Nicholas Doyle Ballymorris, Larry Cahill, Cathal Byrne, Lisa Harrington, Kathleen Pollock, Thomas Butler Macmine, Paddy Murphy. The next draw will take place on June 26 with the jackpot now standing at €2,400.

Bree ARA Social

The next Bree ARA social will be held on Wednesday, June 19. Nicola from Kilcannon Garden Centre will demonstrate summer basket planting. Have your gardening questions ready. The demo by Nicola will be followed by bingo and tea. Enquiries to 086 0747823.

Bree Youth Club

The AGM of Bree Youth Club will be held on June 26 at 8 p.m. in the hall. We would like to welcome everyone to attend and for information regarding committee nominations to contact a member of the current committee.

Bree ICA

Bree ICA are holding their monthly meeting in the community centre on Tuesday night the 18th at eight o'clock. We would love to see some new members joining us, you would be more than welcome.


Volleyball continues each Friday evening in Galbally Hall from 8.30.10 p.m. All ages and abilities welcome. For enquiries contact Gerry at 089 4052973.

Scoil Mhuire NS Ballyhogue

A big well done to all our students who took part in our Active School Week Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14. Great fun was had by all despite the weather. The students enjoyed yoga, kickboxing, GAA, swimming and a kettlebells session with Colette Butler. The week concluded with a cake sale which was organised by the parents' association. Thank you to all who supported us during the week..

Bree Vintage Club

Bree Vintage Club will host a tractor run on July 21. This year's run will be in aid of Relay for Life, Wexford. Registration begins from 11.30 a.m. with the run leaving at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend and support.

Proceeds from Charity CD

Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy were recently presented with a cheque for three thousand euro from proceeds from the sale of Keep on the Sunneyside, made and performed by local man Peter Hughes, Galbally. Peter would like to thank all who supported the CD in any way.

Galbally Patron

The annual Galbally patron will take place on Sunday, June 23, with prayers commencing at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterwards in Galbally Sports and Leisure Club, giving parishioners and visitors an opportunity to meet and chat. Donations of baked goods would be greatly appreciated and volunteers to help are very welcome. If you can help, please contact Dawn at 087 8306206.

Community Games

Best wishes to all the qualifiers for the Co Community Games Athletics Finals which take place in Enniscorthy Hub on Sunday, June 30, at 10 a.m.

Bree Athletic Club

It was a successful day at day one of the Leinster Athletics Championships for Bree AC. Under-11 PJ Breen and Jayden Kenny won gold in both Long Jump and 60m sprint pairs competition. under-11 Leá Bolger and Sophie Sinnott took bronze in the long jump pairs competition. The under-10 pairing of Shane Laffan and Billy Doyle also lept to new heights taking the bronze in their pairs long jump. Shane Laffan was also a member of the inter-county under-11 winning relay team. Great performances on the day also by Hazel Breen, Ruth Hassey in the under-10 pairs and Ciara Laffan, who made sprint semi-final and Cian Donovan on making final of both 60 and 600m.



Community Event - Save the Date On Monday, June 24, Barntown Community Centre will host an 'Open Night' at 7.30 p.m. Community Centre plans will be on display from 6 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Come along, hear about the development project and have your say. The centre really needs everyone to be part of this important community event. Let's all make it happen together, Barntown deserves a super Community Centre. For more information contact Anthony Whelan at 087 2833709.


Great news. Barntown Community Centre Development and Fundraising Committee is delighted to say that our community playground provider Spraoí Linn are due on site in Aug/September 2019. Thank you everyone for supporting our recent fundraising events. Watch this space. For more info contact Niamh Doyle at 087 6572784.


Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Tommy Byrne, who is the latest winner of our split-the-pot, pocketing €147. The next split-the-pot will be on Monday, June 17, in the school.

Active School Week: Last week we had a very successful Active Schools Week so thank you to all our pupils for their participation.


Glynn Tractor Run will take place on Sunday, July 7, at one o'clock from Glynn Hall. Registration at 12 o'clock. Tea and sandwiches served following event. All welcome - see you all there.


Our under-14 Green camogie team had a fantastic run in the National Féile regional tournament last weekend. The girls won all three of their preliminary games aswell aa the semi-final but were unfortunately beaten by Craughwell Galway 3-3 to 1-5 in the final. Great achievement nonetheless and we are full of pride for them-well done all.

WEDDING BELLS - Wishing club camogie player Aoife Barron and club selector Tom Fitzharris the very best of good wishes and many years of happiness together.


Congratulations to our under-13 footballers who had a comfortable win over Duffry Rovers on Thursday evening.

Well done to Michael, Darragh and the Wexford Minor hurlers who defeated Laois in the Leinster Quarter final in O'Moore Park last Saturday.


Hard luck to Matt and the Wexford Senior footballers defeated by Derry on Sunday. Well done to Mark and the Wexford Senior hurlers who advance to the next round of the championship following their win over Carlow.

GOLF CLASSIC - Please support our annual club golf classic on Friday, June 28, in St Helen's Rosslare. To book/sponsor a tee or for further information contact Suzanne at 087 2211641.

CLUB LOTTO - Club lotto Wednesday, June 12, Numbers drawn were 1, 5, 6 and 17. No jackpot winner, three match-three winners - Brendan and Alice Keane, Jim Ryan and Nigel Morrissey. Next draw in Marty's on Wednesday, June 26. Jackpot now €2,200


Glynn-Barntown will run Parks tennis again this July. Forms have been left in local shops during the week Please spread the word.


Volunteers: At any time, the parish is open to volunteers. Should you wish to volunteer for reading, to become a Eucharistic Minister, collector, altar society etc., please just come forward.

Anniversary Masses: To arrange anniversary Masses in Glynn and Barntown please note the following. For Barntown please phone Maura Rossiter at 053 9120830 For Glynn please phone Fr John at 087 9898424. The above is to lessen any chance of error. If possible, please check the weekly Newsletter where the next week's anniversary Masses are listed and please do not hesitate in coming to sacristy before Mass or ringing us if you notice something is not correct.


GB camogie club present yoga with Adrienne every Wednesday at seven. 30 p.m. in Glynn Hall. Attendance on a 'drop in' basis can be accommodated. €12 a night for adults.


Bingo continues in Marty B's every Thursday night from 8.30 p.m. A great evening of entertainment with the chance of winning a few bob. See you there.


Whist in Glynn Hall has now finished for the summer and will recommence in September. Please check here for details in August.


Notices for Glynn-Barntown area should be sent by midday every Friday for publication the following Tuesday. Please phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065 or email hillaryobrien@eircom.net


Church gate collection

There will be a church gate collection on June 22/23 in Oylegate and Glenbrien in aid of the Haiti Orphanage Project. Thank you for your continued support.

Hospice coffee morning

Our May coffee morning in Oylegate Community Centre in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare raised a total of €5,060. This wonderful outcome is thanks to the great generosity, co-operation and support of so many people in our community and beyond. Sincere thanks to you, one and all.

May Parish Draw Winners

First prize €200 Martin Kehoe, Coolanick. €50 each: Kieran Collins, The Oil, Anne McEvoy, Lower Range, Matt O'Connor, The Oil and Siobhán O'Leary, Rahale.

Patron Dates 2019.

Glenbrien Patron - June 30 at 2 p.m. Oylegate Patron - July 7 at 2.30 p.m.

Bingo In Mernaghs

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

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.

The Ballagh

Ballagh Boxing

Congratulations to Leinster champion, Ryan Cullen on winning a Silver medal in the all-Ireland Final that took place in the National Stadium, Dublin, on June 8.

Well done also to the Ballagh Boxing Club's other Leinster championship winner, Aaron Kirwan-Doyle, who was unlucky not to have advanced to the all-Ireland Final. The club and parish are extremely proud of the exploits of these two up-and-coming, talented pugilists.

Split the Pot

​Congratulations to the recent winners of the Ballagh NS split-the-pot-Saoirse Byrne €58 and Lisa Robinson €56. Thank You to everyone who supports this fundraiser. 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, The Trading Post, Tim's Cafe, Angelo's Takeaway, The post office, The School Office and Bolands XL. '

Split - the - Pot' Up Front begins on June 29 Simply mark the envelope 'Upfront' and insert €20 to be entered in 10 draws from June 29 to August 31.

Féile Weekend

Oulart-The Ballagh under-14 hurlers had a very successful and enjoyable weekend in Cork, participating in Féile na nGael 2019. Midleton GAA Club were hosts to Oulart-The Ballagh and their welcome and hospitality was second to none.

Our boys represented their families, their club/parish and their county with pride and dignity, were respectful and disciplined and put in some great performances only to bow out of the competition in the semi-final of the shield competition.

Thank you and well done to team-manager Philip Rossiter, selectors Alan O'Connor, James Roche and Dean O'Connor, who have done fantastic work in preparing and coaching the players and to Pauline Roche, who looked after First Aid requirements.

Well done also to Coiste na nÓg chairperson Elizabeth Freeman and her committee who ensured that everything was organised successfully and thank you to everyone who contributed to the fundraising and sponsorship efforts that ensured that the panel was well kitted-out for Féile.

Underage Stars

Congratulations to Jason Rossiter and Ben Harpur, who played with the victorious Wexford Primary Schools' Rackard League team in the Leinster 'Lift and Strike' competition that was held in Carlow last Wednesday. The competing counties were Wexford, Laois, Kilkenny and Offaly.

Four Oulart-The Ballagh boys are involved with the Wexford under-14 Development squad-Dylan Butler, Simon Roche, Lee Doyle and Conor Blake.

GAA Development Draw

The May prize-winners in the Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Development Draw are Eithne Dunne and Family (€100), Johnny Murray (€50), Dan and Majella Doran (€50).

Club lotto

The numbers drawn on June 10 were 1, 7, 26 and 32. The Bonus number was 29. The prize-fund stands at €13,000. There was no jackpot winner. The lucky-dip winners of €30 each were Leslie Creane, Brian Sinnott, Phil Redmond, Aidan Moran and TJ and Megan c/o the Sawdust. The next draw will be held on June 24. Tickets are available from local promoters and from local businesses.

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