Around the Districts
The new soccer season is here now. Pre season training for Crossabeg AFC members will take place every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.30 p.m. All senior players should attend and new players are more than welcome.For further queries please contact John Doyle on 086-2838741.
Summer was far from everyone's mind on Saturday week last for the annual Kilmore Seafood Festival 5k. The conditions were more reminiscent of mid November than mid July with driving rain and high winds. This did not deter the 100 or so runners who braved the elements to compete.
Among them were three St Killians athletes, Anne-Marie Nolan, Will Doyle and Niall Sheil. It is a great road race with five 1k laps. It gives spectators a great opportunity to support the athletes. Anne Marie had a really strong run and worked hard to finish in a super 14th position in a time of 23min 42 sec. Anne Marie has been competing so well as of late.
The same can be said for Will who finished in 22nd position in a competitive field in a time of 19min 44 sec. Niall was defending champion, having won this race last year. It proved to be a very tactical race with no athlete wanting to take up the pace into the strong wind. The group was tightly bunched into the last lap and with 600m to go Niall picked up the pace to take the win.
Well done to everyone involved as it required virtues over and above the normal requirements for a tough 5k race. A reminder to all juvenile athletes that the weekly training sessions have stopped for the summer holidays and will resume at the end of August.
We send our congratulations to Michael Kehoe, Slaneylodge, Crossabeg, and Orla Joyce, Crory,Crossabeg, who announced their engagement last weekend.
GAA club news
Last weeks numbers in the Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club lotto draw were 9, 14, 23, and 24. There was no winner and one match 3 winner, Dermot O'Leary. This weeks Jackpot is worth €10,000.
Well done to the Intermediate hurlers who defeated Askamore in the Division 2 league semi final on Saturday. The match went into extra time. After a hard fought game the scores finished level at full time 2-16 each and Crossabeg/Ballymurn pulled away in extra time to win 3-22 to 2-20. They will play Bunclody in the final.
Hard luck to the Junior B hurlers who lost to Duffry Rovers in the Division 6 semi final. This game too went into extra time. With a very young team the local lads showed a fighting spirit as the sides finished 1-13 to 0-16 at full time. However, the Duffry sneaked it by one point in the end, scoring 2-19 to Crossabeg/Ballymurn`s 3-15.
Well done to the Oylegate/Glenbrien U12 girls and their mentors who took part in the Camán to Croker blitz day on Tuesday, July 7. A great day was had by all the girls and supporters.
Well done to the U12s who had a good win over Bannow on Monday night of last week. Hard luck to the U14s who lost out to Cloughbawn.
Best of luck to the U16 girls who take on The Duffry this week and also to the Intermediate women who have two Championhip games this week, playing St. Ibars tonight, Tuesday and Blackwater on Friday night. The pitch is very busy at the minute with loads of different matches taking place. Keep an eye on the club facebook page to find out more.
We send our congratulations to Diane Jordan, Kyle and Adrian Kelly, Adamstown, on the occasion of their marriage which took place in Crossabeg church on Friday last. The reception for family and friends was held at the Riverbank House hotel. Ferrybank.
Over The Water
Social dancing takes place in Screen hall on Tuesday, July 28 from 9.30 p.m. Step it out on the dance floor with 'The Moynihans'. Refreshments are also served. Admission is €8. Please go along and support your local hall. A big thank you to all who attended last months dance which was a great success.
The scrap metal collection continues with the skip located at C&C Screen. If you wish to have any items old cars etc collected, please contact John Fielding on 087- 6381114.
Memories of Screen NS
You may have heard it's the 50th anniversary of Screen national school and to mark the occasion the committee are collecting all memorabilia,such as group photographs of communions, confirmations, fund raisers, school concerts, school tours etc and other items of interest that might be helpful. All these items will be compiled in a book and launched in October of this year.
So in order to meet the printing deadlines they would like all items to reach them by Friday, July 31. Please contact Patricia Fielding on 087-9290975 or Kak Redmond on 087-2981508 to make arrangements for collection of items. The committee wish to thank everyone for their help to date and they are continuing with their phone calls and visits to local families. The local library has been fantastic too. Thanks to all the sponsors for their generosity to date.
Well known entertainer Stephen Murphy is undertaking a parachute jump on behalf of the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis. Just contact Stephen if you would like to sponsor him or would like a sponsorship card. He can be contacted on 087-2670313 or you can contact Ian on 087-6091667.
Well done to the Shelmaliers senior, junior and minor teams who all played championship games last week. The senior and minor teams have both secured semi-final places in their respective championship competitions. Congratulations to Megan Scallan, Sadbh McCarthy, Sarah Harding-Kenny, Siobhan Doolan and Nikki Scallan (selector) who are members of the U16 Wexford Ladies panel who have reached the All Ireland final. A reminder to check the club out on Facebook and Twitter pages for fixtures, trainings, results and any upcoming events.
Castlebridge Show committee members wish to express their deepest sympathy to Stephen Kenneally and to Dot, Claire and Joan O'Brien on their recent bereavements.
Fergus Hemmingway will visit the Church of Ireland, Castlebridge for a special flower arranging demonstration and exhibition this evening, Tuesday, July 21 at 8 p.m where he will outline the art of flower arranging. The Show committee would like to extend an invitation to all .
Results for Lotto draw held on Sunday, July 19 for Curracloe United AFC as follows. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 19 & 28. There was no Jackpot winner and five match 3 winners who received €30 each, MJNAP & Lily, Begerin; Mgt Monaghan, Curracloe; Jessica Hearne, Galbally, Curracloe; Ita, Claire, Dervala, c/o Tavern staff; Gerry Doyle, 1, Ballaghblake, Curracloe. Next weeks Jackpot is worth €18,500 and the draw takes place in the Curracloe Roadhouse.
GAA club news
The Shelmalier junior team qualified for both the football and hurling league finals with victories over Monageer in the football semi -final and Taghmon/Camross in the hurling semi-final. The junior footballers travelled to Monageer on Tuesday evening of last week and came away with a 2-15 to 2-9 victory after a hard fought game. Liam Donnelly got the Shels off to an early 2 point lead and a goal by Tony Smith in the twelfth minute extended his teams lead before Aaron Murphy got a second in the twentieth minute to leave a half time score of 2-9 to 0-6 in favour of the visitors. Two quick goals by Monageer in the third quarter put only three points between the sides before the Shels rallied to leave a 6 point margin at the final whistle. The team now play the Volunteers in the league final.
The junior hurlers travelled to Taghmon on Sunday evening last attempting to make it a league final double and after a tremendous game won on a score line of 2-17 to 3-11. The home team had a great start leading by 1-3 to 0-3 after 10 minutes, however, the Shelmalier team took control of the game with seven unanswered points to lead by 3 points after 20 minutes of the game with Conor Hearne very accurate from frees. A second goal for Taghmon shortly afterwards made a great contest of the closing 10 minutes of the half with the Shels leading 0-13 to 2-6 at half time. The sides were level after 5 minutes of the resumption but two further points from Conor Hearne and goals from Michael Feeney and Jody Donohoe gave the Shelmaliers control of the game with a late Taghmon fightback failing to halt a Shelmalier victory in the end.
An hour and a half of tremendous hurling tussle couldn't separate the Shelmalier senior hurlers from their opponents Buffers Alley in the league semi final played in Monamolin on Saturday evening last. When Joe Kelly fired over the equalizing point in the closing minutes of extra time the score board read Shelmaliers 2-17 Buffers Alley 3-14 with the sides having to meet again to decide who will play the Faythe Harries in the league final.
The Shelmaliers took the initiative in the first half and they led by 0-8 to 0-5 at half time. With some great scores from both teams ,the sides were level 2-8 to 1-11 as the game entered the last 10 minutes of normal play and they couldn't be separated when the referee blew for full time with the Shelmaliers 1-12 Buffers Alley 2-9. The closeness of the contest continued in extra time with the sides tied again at 2-14 apiece at the end of the first period of extra time. The Alley got an early goal on the resumption but the brave men of Shelmalier ensured a replay with three late points.
All roads lead to Killurin this evening, Tuesday, July 21 for the much anticipated under 21 hurling contest between the Shelmaliers and Glynn Barntown which starts at 7.30 p.m. There is never much between these two sides and a great contest is expected. All members and supports are asked to give the team their support.
Other GAA fixtures for this week as follows:- the senior hurlers League replay semi-final against Buffers Alley takes place in Hollymount on Friday evening, July 24 at 7.30 p.m. The Junior Football League final featuring the Shels and The Vols takes place in Killurin on Sunday next, July 26 at 7 p.m. Your support for both teams would be much appreciated.
Best wishes to the Under-14s who will face St. Martin's this evening (Tuesday) in the Co. semi-final in St. Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy at 7 p.m.
The Intermediates are also in action at home to Oylegate-Glenbrien in the championship at 7.30 p.m.
The club is hosting a 6k fun run and walk plus a 10k road race on Sunday, August 23. Register online at any of the following: www.shelmaliers.ie and follow the link; go to active.com or runireland.com
Early registration is advised and the deadline is August 7th. Races will start at 11 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. and there will be ample car parking. Shower facilities and refreshments will be available afterwards. On-site race day registration begins at 8.30 a.m.