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Published 19/03/2016 | 00:00

Gaelscoil Charman pupil Ríona Cassiddy at her Confirmation in Rowe Street Church on Friday morning, with her parents Eddie and Áine.
Gaelscoil Charman pupil Ríona Cassiddy at her Confirmation in Rowe Street Church on Friday morning, with her parents Eddie and Áine.

Crossabeg

Clean up Month

April has been once again designated Spring Clean month. Crossabeg parishioners play their part in keeping the roads around the village and surrounding townlands clear of rubbish and unsightly objects.

Help is always needed so if you can spare an hour or two please assemble at Kyle Forge on the following dates, Saturday, April 2, Saturday, April 9 or Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. where you will be provided with gloves, picks, sacks etc. Lets all get together and help keep our beautiful village and parish neat and clean. For further details please contact Patricia on 086-2444086.

Fashion Show

A fashion show will be held in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Thursday, April 7, commencing at 8 p.m. with proceeds in aid of Crossabeg church and the Development Fund. Tickets are on sale throughout the parish and your generous support would be appreciated.

Fashions by New Mood, Name It childrens wear and Sa-Ria Boutique. Admission is €10 and children go free. Ladies are invited to wear a fascinator or hat (optional) and young ladies are invited to wear a hairband

gaa club notes

The Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA dinner dance and presentation of medals to the double winning Premier U21 teams takes place on Friday, March 18 in The Riverbank House Hotel at 8 p.m. Admission is €25 and tickets are now on sale. Why not join in the celebrations.

In the Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA latest lotto draw, the numbers drawn were 7, 17, 23 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and the match three winners were Margaret Byrne, Michael Cummins, Theo Doyle, Sherlock family and Paddy Meyler. This weeks Jackpot is worth €9,600.

The Intermediate hurlers defeated Oylegate in the League on Saturday last on a 4-13 to 3-14 scoreline. The Junior B hurlers defeated St. Anne 3-14 to 2-15 on Sunday, also in the League, while the Minor hurlers defeated St. Annes 3-11 to 2-9 in the first round of their championship. This match was also played on Sunday last. They now play away against Geraldine O'Hanrahans on Sunday next, March 20 at 11 a.m. The Intermediate A footballers play the Duffry Rovers away in the League on Saturday next at 3 p.m.

Eighteen of the underage coaches and mentors took part in a child protection in sport awareness workshop in Ballymurn last week. Well done to all and thanks for making the effort to attend this important event.

St. Patrick's Day Masses

The Vigil Mass takes place in Crossabeg church on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Mass on Thursday, March 17, the Feast of St. Patrick will be celebrated at 11.15 a.m.

Athletics

Congratulations to St. Killians AC juvenile member, Jack Forde who came home with a silver and bronze medal from the National Juvenile championships which were held in Athlone last weekend. He took bronze on count back in the Hugh Jump on Saturday (1.50) and added a silver medal from the Shot Putt on Sunday in a new PB of 11.54. Congratulations Jack. Anna Finan was competing on Saturday in the 60M sprint event but failed to qualify for the finals.

Reflection

There will be an afternoon Reflection for Lent in Ballyvaloo centre, Blackwater on Sunday, March 20 from 2.30 p.m-4.30 p.m .All are most welcome.

Ladies Football

There are just two week's left in the Ladies Football clubs efforts to get the community fitter through Operation Transformation and Between the Bells. So they are asking every one to make a great effort to get out tonight, Tuesday, and again on Tuesday, March 22 and to keep the momentum going.

Community Games

The local Community Games committee hosted the County finals of the Art and Handwriting competitions in Castlebridge school on Saturday last. Well done to all the children from the schools in the parish of Crossabeg and Castlebridge who competed so well on the day and thanks also to the parents for getting them to the venue on time.

In the Handwriting competition Laura Canning (Curracloe) won bronze in the under 10 category. Jack O`Leary (Screen) took gold in the under 12 category and Evan Gillen (Screen) took silver in the under 12 section.

In the Art competition, Tadhg Brophy (Glenbrien) took gold in the Under 8 category; Charlie Murphy (Glenbrien) took silver in the Under 8 category; Philip Cullen (Glenbrien) took silver in the Under 10 section and Tommy O`Leary (Screen) bronze in the under 10 section. Shane Cullen and Adam O`Brien (Ballymurn) took silver and bronze respectively in the under 14 section and Sophie Byrne (Castlebridge) took bronze in the under 14 category. The gold medal winners take part in the national finals to be held in Athlone in August.

Easter Fete

Crossabeg national school are holding an Easter Fete in the school today, Tuesday, March 15, and this includes a coffee morning, cake sale and also the sale of books, dvd`s, toys etc. There will also be a flag raising ceremony in commemoration of 1916. All are welcome to attend.

Condolences

We extend our condolences to Mosie and the extended Higgins family, Monmore, on the death of his sister, Nancy Mernagh, 4, Harvey Place, New Ross, who died on Thursday of last week. Burial took place to St. Stephens cemetery New Ross after Requiem Mass in the parish church on Saturday morning last. This is the second bereavement for the family as Mosie`s brother, Tommy, was laid to rest in Rathnure on Monday of last week. R.I.P.

Coffee morning

Group 308 of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust would like to thank everyone who attended their coffee morning in Kyle Forge on Saturday morning last. Thanks to all for your generosity in supporting the cause. The money raised will help bring children and young adults with special needs to Lourdes this Easter.

A special thank you to John and Julie Foley for all their help. The winners of the raffle were Dor O'Connor, Ella Barry, Catriona Cullen, Lorraine Hawkins, Lucy O'Leary, Caroline Barry and Trish Cullen.

Over The Water

Development Lotto

Results for the Curracloe United AFC development lotto draw for Sunday, March 6 as follows:- the numbers drawn were 4, 7, 27 & 28. There was no jackpot winner and two match 3 winners who each received €75, Lorraine Fortune, c/o Furlongs pub and Liam & Joan, c/o John Furlong. The weekly draw takes place every Sunday night and tickets are available from committee members.

Cards

Weekly winners of the partners 45 in Hotel Curracloe were Margaret Griffith and Eamon Leacy. Last week's winners were Tracey Hall and Fr. Denis Kelly. Cards this week will take place on Wednesday, March 16 due to St. Patrick's Day. Pease note that the Easter final will take place on the following Wednesday, March 23 at 8.30 p.m. sharp.

Screen hall updates

The hall committee would be delighted to take your scrap metal for free. The skip is located behind C&C Building Providers.

Junior drama classes in the hall every Thursday from 2.15 - 3.15 p.m which cater for children from 5 to 12 years. New students are now being enrolled. Contact Olivia on 085-1379527 for further information.

Fitness classes take place every Wednesday and Friday morning from 10 -11 a.m. All levels of fitness are very welcome and an enjoyable class will be guaranteed.

The committee are taking bookings for birthday parties with entertainment by Mrs Oddsocks. Contact Tina on 083-3009473. Pilates take place every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

Operation Over the Water

After completing week 7 of Operation Over the Water, the competition is hotting up with just two weeks left. All participants enjoyed a fitness class from Brian Roche of Kinetic Fitness. Congratulations to last weeks raffle winners, Chrissie Keane ( hamper kindly sponsored by Enniscorthy Farm Systems (Ibar Murphy) Mag O'Leary ( swim/gym passes for Ferrybank Pool-kindly sponsored by Wexford Piping & Fittings Ltd (John & Patricia Fielding) and Katie McCormack (camogie hoody) Thanks to all the generous sponsors. All are in action again this coming Wednesday, March 16 with weigh in from 6.40 p.m.

Camogie news

An Underage Easter camp takes place in Hollymount on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 29/30/31 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The camp is for boys and girls and there will be lots of fun and games, camogie, hurling and football training. The cost is €20 per child, €50 for a family of 3 or €60 for a family of 4 or more. You can register on the day and all are welcome.

The following are the underage training times for St. Ibars/Shelmalier Camogie club. The Under 8`s train on Mondays from 5.30-6.30 p.m and the Under 10s on Monday from 6.30-7.30 p.m. The under 12`s train on Monday from 7.30-8.30 p.m. The under 14`s train on Thursday from 7-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. while the Under 16`s train on Thursdays from 8-9 p.m.

Well done to the girls from Curracloe and Castlebridge schools who took part in the Allianz Cumann na mBun scoil mini 7s last week.

Model County Draw

With a total prize fund of over €80,000 on offer to the lucky winners, the upcoming Model County draw, which is promoted by the Shelmalier GAA club, should prove a big attraction to anyone wishing to drive off in a new car together with an array of other prizes. The club would ask you for your generous support as most of the money raised stays in the club. Tickets for this draw can be obtained from any club member.

GAA club notes

The senior hurling teams from Rathnure and the junior team from Gorey visited Hollymount on Saturday last in the first league round of the season, with the seniors narrowly going down to the Mount Leinster men and the juniors claiming their first victory.

The seniors got off to a great start with sharp shooter Joe Kelly firing over six points in the first twenty minutes. The Shels were awarded a penalty when Aidan Murphy was fouled in the square with brother Brian coming up to fire to the Rathnure net. Stephen Banville fired over two points to give the home team a 1-8 to 1-3 half time lead. Rathnure were dominant in the second half with the sides level after twenty minutes. The game was stopped for a long period when James Cash was attended to having received a nasty blow to the head. The last ten minutes was an exciting affair with the lead changed on many occasions, with Rathnure coming out the eventual winners by 1-16 to 1-14. Everyone in the club would like to wish James a speedy recovery.

The juniors were in control in their match against Gorey and they got a great lead when an early goal from Stephen Whelan and points from Fergal Hynes, Paraic O Leary, Denis Kelly and Stephen Corrigan gave them a commanding half time lead. A second goal early on the resumption from Fergal Hynes extended the lead, with Gorey coming with a late rally in the closing stages giving a final score of Shelmaliers 2-9, Gorey 2- 7.

There was no winner of the development lotto draw on Monday, March 7 when the jackpot stood at €13,400. The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 22 and 28. There were six lucky match 3 winners, Joy and Carol, Sandy Doyle, Trish Murphy, Dublin Dan, Niall Byrne and Mary and Joshua Roche.

Curracloe school news

St. Margaret's school is holding a cake sale and raffle in the school on Wednesday, March 16 from 9.30 a.m. until 12 noon to raise funds for new instruments for the school music group. Everyone is welcome along.

The boys and girls from fifth and sixth classes have now completed their Spirit Workshops in preparation for their upcoming Confirmation. Workshop 1 consisted of cooperative games, linking back to The Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The second workshop was based on the theme " We are called by Name" and consisted of an art activity based on Confirmation names. The final workshop inspired the children to be "Witnesses for the Holy Spirit" by doing good deeds.

The children have decided to hold a fundraiser to purchase plants for Curracloe Tidy Village and coal for the elderly. They also celebrated their Service of Light on Thursday last and are now looking forward to their Confirmation which will be celebrated in Curracloe Church on Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m. Thanks to the Parent's committee for all their help.

The boys and girls from fifth and sixth classes took part in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Mini-Sevens tournament during the week. While neither team progressed to the next round both played very well and enjoyed a pleasurable afternoon of hurling and camogie.

Well done to recent Split the Pot winner, John Curran O'Neill who won €172. The next draw will be held on Monday, March 21.

Community Games

The local Community Games committee hosted the County finals of the Art and Handwriting competitions in Castlebridge school on Saturday last. Well done to all the children from the schools in the parish of Crossabeg and Castlebridge who competed so well on the day and thanks also to the parents for getting them to the venue on time.

In the Handwriting competition Laura Canning (Curracloe) won bronze in the under 10 category. Jack O`Leary (Screen) took gold in the under 12 category and Evan Gillen (Screen) took silver in the under 12 section.

In the Art competition, Tadhg Brophy (Glenbrien) took gold in the Under 8 category; Charlie Murphy (Glenbrien) took silver in the Under 8 category; Philip Cullen (Glenbrien) took silver in the Under 10 section and Tommy O`Leary (Screen) bronze in the under 10 section. Shane Cullen and Adam O`Brien (Ballymurn) took silver and bronze respectively in the under 14 section and Sophie Byrne (Castlebridge) took bronze in the under 14 category. The gold medal winners take part in the national finals to be held in Athlone in August.

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