Around the Districts
Ballymurn, Crossabeg, Glenbrien, Over the Water
Mass Times in Ballymurn: Tuesday 7.30pm, Thursday 9.30am, Saturday 9.30am and 8.15pm, Sunday 10am.
This weeks Lotto numbers: 4, 19, 25 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. No Match three winners. Lucky dips: Eileen Coughlan and Ella O'Connor. This weeks Jackpot is €8,000.
The Club A.G.M. took place on Friday 8th. Chairman John Cummins reflected on a successful year for the club, congratulating our U21 hurlers and footballers on their great achievement of winning both premier county titles.
John thanked all those who work so hard for the club and those who helped with fundraising during the year. He also thanked the players, mentors and club officers as well as our generous sponsors for their support.
Officers elected for 2016 are as follows: Chairman: John Cummins, Secretary: T.B.C., Treasurer: Jerry Bernard, PRO: Bill Eviston, Coaching Officer Michael Doyle, Co. Board rep: James Grannell and youth officer: Padraig Foley.
Team managers appointed for 2016 were hurling: Mark Peters and football: Mick Devereux.
Penny bank collections for 2016 have recommenced in both Crossabeg and Ballymurn. Collections in Ballymurn take place in Ballymurn Hall after Mass on Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Crossabeg/Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Club are running an Operation Transformation over the next few months, but with a difference.
Firstly you can follow the national campaign as per T.V and Facebook which focuses on weight, and join the country in trying to lose a combined 1,000,000 lbs, and we will monitor weight weekly, or along with an optional weigh-in, the emphasis will be on getting fitter with 'Between the Bells'.
Here's how it works: Bring the whole family down to the track at Crossabeg Community Centre. After a 10 minute warm up, a bell will be rung and you can walk/jog/run at your own pace around the track.
After 30 minutes the bell will ring again and you will note from the nearest distance marker how many laps you have completed. Continue to the finish line and submit your distance to our team of 'Bell Betweeners'. We will track your progress over a 10-week period.
You will receive a chart with your individual progress outlined as well as a chart that tracks the entire community=92s progress. We are aiming to improve the community's collective fitness by 10% in 10 weeks.
The fit-fun starts at 6.30pm on Tuesday January 19th with registration and weigh-in and finishes on Easter Monday 28th March. A weekly €2 charge will apply. Crossabeg Ballymurn Ladies football club provides football for girls from Oylegate, Glenbrien, Crossabeg & Ballymurn parishes.
Please note that Ballymurn NS is now accepting enrolments for September 2016.
Application forms are available from the office on 9138435 or from our website www.ballymurnns.ie The school shall hold a parent information evening on Tuesday 1st March at 7.30pm. This meeting is for the parents of children starting school in September 2016. All parents are most welcome. Tel: 053 9138435 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ballymurn heritage group are in the process of producing a booklet in commemoration of the 1916 Rising. If anyone has any photographs or family stories from that era and would like them included in the booklet please contact any member of the committee or phone Martina on 086 3360870 by the end of January.
Congratulations to the following couples on their recent engagements, Aoife Doyle & Shane O'Rourke, John Dooley & Margaret Doyle, Catherine Dempsey & Gavin Nolan, Aisling Cosgrave & Daithi O'Mahoney.
Why not come along to the Irish Night in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn on Friday 29th January and join in the music & craic.
The Over the Water Vintage club will hold its annual general meeting in Ballymurn hall on Wednesday, January 27 at 9 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
The family of Mary Quinn of Ballyharron wish to thank most sincerely her family members and large circle of friends who took time out to visit her during her recent spell in Wexford Generak hospital. Thanks to all who telephoned, sent get well cards, mass bouquets and gifts. It was much appreciated.
A reminder that a meeting of the senior citizens committee group will take place in Foleys this Wednesday, January 20 at 9 p.m.
A parish concert will be held in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Friday, January 29. A concert in a community is an outward expression of the gifts, talents and musical dramatic expression of the people of a parish. Tickets will be on sale throughout the parish in the coming week at a cost of €10. Please give your generous support.
Seana Ghael Award
Congratulations to Albert McDonald, Killeen, Crossabeg, who received a Seana Ghael award for his contribution to GAA at a special function in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Sunday night last. Albert was a dedicated team player with his local Crossabeg/Ballymurn club during the 60's where he usually manned the right corner back position.
The local Crossabeg/Ballymurn Ladies Football club are running an Operation Transformation scheme over the coming months. Why not bring your family members down to the community field , do a warm-up and you can then walk, jog or run around the track. Committee members will be on hand to monitor your progress over a ten week period. The fit-fun challenge will commence this evening, Tuesday, January 19 with registration and weigh-in at 6.30 p.m. The scheme will conclude on March 28. There is a weekly charge of €2 per evening.
The countdown to the Ferrycarrig Five mile race is on. The walk/jog/run popular event will take place on Sunday next, January 24. Organised by the local St. Killian`s Athletic Club, it attracts runners from all over the country.
The race will get underway from Ferrycarrig Park at 12 noon and then the runners will take a left and head down through Killown and out to Kitestown cross before heading back to Kyle Cross and finishing up again in Ferrycarrig Park. Refreshments are served to all participants. This is a fundraiser for the local Crossabeg/Ballymurn community centre.
Oylegate's pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' will be staged in Oylegate Community Centre for four nights, Thursday 18th Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February. Shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night will commence at 8p.m. with a 7p.m. start on Sunday night. More details to follow later.
The Community Draw
The Winners of the double Community Draw for December were, Pat and Mary Conroy, Larry Lambert, John Doran, Joe Breen, and Kaye Bennett, Second Draw winners were Marian O'Gorman, Maraid Brophy, John Doran, William Redmond, Mick and Millie Sludds. Thanks to all who continue to support the draw, if you would like to take part in the Monthly Draw please contact the Parish Office and we can arrange for a collector to call to you.
Story telling Group
The next Storytelling session will take place on Wed 27th January at 8.00pm in the Big Tree Lounge in Glenbrien Village. Admission is free and there will be refreshments served. Why not come along and enjoy the evening bring along a story a song or just come along and join us for a great night of entertainment. Everyone welcome looking forward to seeing you there.
Over The Water
Bridge Drama Group will present Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, in the National Opera House from January 28 to January 30 at 8 p.m. nightly.
This brilliant comedy observes the effects of when love and affection is withheld and this production should not be missed. For bookings go to www.nationaloperahouse.ie or call 053-9122144.
A reminder to keep Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 6 free in your diaries for variety concerts to be held in Screen hall. The concerts are being produced by Screen/Curracloe Pantomime Society and auditions will take place soon for the opening chorus of dance and song for children and adults.
Social dancing will take place in Screen hall this Thursday night, January 21 from 9.30 p.m. Music will be provided by Pat Daly. Admission is 8 and refreshments are also served.
Screen hall updates
To book the hall contact Sharon on 086-8702199. Book your childrens parties with Mrs Oddsocks providing the entertainment. Tina is the contact person here and she can be contacted on 083-3009473. The scrap metal container is situated behind C and C Providers in Screen.
Weekly winners of the Partners 45 in Hotel Curracloe were Fr. Denis Kelly and Larry O`Shaughnessy. Last week's winners were Bridget Sinnott and John Kelly. Cards take place every Thursday night at 9 p.m.
Curracloe school news
Well done to the Student Council who have managed to raise sufficient funds to purchase four picnic benches for the school yard. Thanks to Peader Murphy for organising a trailer to bring the benches to the school yard.
Well done to Ava Watters-Cosgrave who won a €50 voucher in the Shaws colouring competition. Caroline Sinnott won €221 in the recent Split the Pot competition. Thanks to all who who have supported the draw over the last year.
Music and Irish dancing lessons continue in Hollymount every Tuesday evening at the usual times. For anyone wishing to learn two instruments the cost is €5 per instrument. The Music school has now joined up with Wexford Comhaltas, which means many enjoyable sessions during the coming year.
There will be a Ceili Mor in the Talbot hotel on Sunday, January 31 at 3 p.m. Admission is free and students at all levels are invited to attend and take part. It is important that everyone is at class Tuesday evenings for practice.
There are Gentle Pilate classes on Mondays at 10 a.m. in Ballymurn hall, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Screen hall and on Sunday mornings at 10.30 a.m. in Castlebridge hall. Contact Debbie on 086-8122535 for further information.
A huge thank you to all who supported the Porter House Christmas Coffee Day in aid of the local Castlebridge Day Care Centre. There was a marvellous turnout and a total of €1040 was raised. The money was presented to the Day Care committee on Saturday, January 9. A special word of thanks to all who donated prizes for the raffle which was also a huge success.
The Over the Water Vintage club will hold their annual general meeting in Ballymurn hall on Wednesday, January 27 at 9 p.m. All are welcome to attend.