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Published 18/06/2016 | 00:00

Theresa White, Shirley O'Leary, Michelle Smith and Cora O'Leary part in the Tracie Lawlor walk on Sunday morning from Castlebridge.
Theresa White, Shirley O'Leary, Michelle Smith and Cora O'Leary part in the Tracie Lawlor walk on Sunday morning from Castlebridge.

Ballymurn

GAA Notes

This week's lotto numbers were 20, 24, 25 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and no match three. Lucky dips were: Ciaran Scallan and Eoin McDonald. The jackpot is a very nice €10,000.

Our Junior B footballers beat the Shelmaliers in the championship last week. Our junior B hurlers play Oilgate in the League on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Oilgate and they play St Anne's in the championship away on Friday at 7.30 p.m.

Barn Dance: Thanks to all those who attended our Barn dance last week. It was a very enjoyable night, with the Joe Davitt band putting on a great show. Thanks to the players and committee members who gave a hand setting up and for their work on the night. Thanks to John and Karen Cullen for the use of their premises and to all their staff for their help, particularly Michael Scallan. Thanks to Joe Cullen for doing the disco. Also thanks to Paul and Theresa Larrissy for their help.

Irish Night

Don't forget Friday, June 24, is Irish night in the Anvil pub, Ballymurn.

Ballymurn Macra

The members would like to congratulate David Scallan on his appointment as Young Farmer Secretary on the County Executive, David will also go on to represent County Wexford in the FBD/Macra Young Farmer of the Year Competition in the dairy category, we wish David all the best.

The Ballymurn Macra club will meet this Thursday, June 16, for Tag Rugby at the Soccer Pitch Ballymurn for 8.30 p.m. The club is also hosting a club Social for new and current members, on Saturday, June 18, meeting in the Anvil at 7 p.m., a great night is planned, and anyone wishing to get involved is encouraged to come along, or contact Jacq Walsh for further information at 087 7735659.

Crossabeg

GAA news

Recent lotto match-three winners in the Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club draw were Joanne O'Leary, Geraldine Doyle and Maggie Ryan. Last week's numbers were 20, 24, 25 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and no match-three winners. Lucky dip winners were Ciaran Scallan and Eoin McDonald. The jackpot this coming week is a very nice €10,000.

The Junior B footballers beat the Shelmaliers in the championship last week. Well done to the Junior B hurlers who beat St Martin's in the championship on Friday evening. It was a good team performance with two early goals from Kevin Sludds and Glen Murphy which saw them lead 2-8 to 1-5 at half time. The locals took control in the second half and went on to win 6-13 to 2-9.

The team consisted of Noel Scallan, Daithi Redmond, Paul Larrissy, David Scallan, Michael Doyle, Paul Roche, James Grannell, Paddy Devereux (0-1), Robert Byrne (0-1), Glen Murphy (2-0), Liam Kehoe (0-6, four frees), Darragh Cummins (0-2), Kevin Sludds( 3-2), Emmet Kehoe, Mark Campbell (1-1) and subs Stephen Dempsey for D. Scallan, Shane Conroy for G. Murphy, Eoin O'Connor for M. Doyle, Shane Whelan for K. Sludds. The Junior B hurlers play Oylegate in the League on Tuesday at 8 p.m in Oylegate and they play St Anne's in the championship away on Friday at 7.30 p.m. The Intermediate A footballers play Cloughbawn away in the League on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Intermediate footballers had a good win recently over Kilrush in the championship, winning out 0-14 to 0-9. The win sees them through to the quarter final. The team consisted of Ben Turner, Alan Byrne, Eoin McDonald, Oisin Foley, Cian Lambert, Conor Devereux, Seamus Carroll (0-1) Paddy Devereux (0-2) Paudie Foley, Ronan Devereux( 0-2) Robert Byrne (0-1) Mark O'Connor (0-1) Niall Murphy (0-5, one free) Mark Dempsey (0-1) and Barry Murphy (0-1).

Barn Dance

Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club wish to thank all who attended the Barn dance last week. It was a very enjoyable night, with the Joe Davitt country band putting on a great show. Thanks to the players and committee members who gave a hand setting up and for their work on the night. Thanks to John and Karen Cullen for the use of their premises and for all their hard work and also thanks to their staff for their help, particularly Michael Scallan. Thanks to Joe Cullen for providing the disco and to Paul and Theresa Larrissy for their help.

Coffee morning

A Coffee morning in aid of the WSPA will take place in Kyle Forge on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 10 a.m. Your generous support would be appreciated.

forge agm

The annual general meeting of Kyle Forge will take place at the Forge on Monday, June 20, commencing at 8 p.m. Groups and clubs who use the premises are asked to attend as well as the general public. Your comments and ideas are very much appreciated.

Athletics club news

St Killian's AC senior athletes have been keeping busy over the last number of weeks with some excellent performances. Niall Sheil was in sizzling form on Sunday week last when he won the Pearse Road 6km in aid of Sacre Coeur Boxing club and breaking the record in the process. This follows on from the previous Friday night when he competed in the Deadman five Mile race in Carrick finishing in third place behind Kevin Maunsell and Brian Murphy.

The St Killian's senior men's team were on tour on Sunday week last when they travelled to support their friends in Slaney Olympic for the annual strawberry half marathon and five mile race. The setting could not have been better with ideal running conditions and an excellent atmosphere around the town both before and after the race. Well done to Slaney for doing a great job in hosting the event and all the stewards who worked on the course.

The boys from Killian's did the club proud with Pádraig Moriarty back to his best with a superb race coming fourth overall and winning his category in the half marathon in a time of 81mins 33sec. In the same race the clubs newest signing, Brian O'Shaughnessy, fresh from his exploits in the Limerick marathon, did the club proud in finishing in twentieth place in a time of 88mins 32 sec. Niall Sheil did a great job in flying the club flag in winning the five mile race in a time of 27min 42 sec. Best of luck to all St Killian's athletes over the coming months as the summer racing season kicks in.

COUNTY B CHAMPIONSHIPS: Congratulations to all the young St Killian's juvenile athletes who competed so well in the County B championships held recently in the Hub in Enniscorthy. A total of 14 medals were brought home by seven athletes.

Kara Morrissey won gold in the 60m under-10, silver in the long jump and bronze in relay. Jake Roche won bronze in the under-12 mixed relay. Anna Finan won gold in the under-13 long jump, silver in the 60m and bronze in the relay. Adam Murphy won silver in the under-10 long jump and bronze in relay. Chloe Murphy won bronze in the under-nine turbo javelin and bronze in the relay. Deirbhile Sinnott won bronze in the under-11 long jump and relay and Rebecca Quinn won bronze in the under-13 mixed relay. Well done one and all.

Community Games

Well done to the Castlebridge/Crossabeg Community Games camogie team who defeated Bagnelstown, Co. Carlow in the first round of the Leinster championship on Saturday, June 4, on a scoreline of 6-2 to 2-6. There were some super catches, hooks, blocking and saves from goalie Loren against a very strong Carlow side.

Castlebridge/Crossabeg had Loren Doyle, Amy O'Connor, Hannah Mernagh, Nicole Harding-Kenny, Ciara Banville (captain) Hannah Hearne (1-0) Leah Scallan, Kelly-Ann Dempsey, Caoimhe Parker, Orla Redmond, Andrea Fielding (4-2, 1-1 frees) Rioghna Hourihane (1-0) and subs Sinéad Banville for Amy O'Connor (injured) Mai Ling Tynan for Kelly-Ann Dempsey (injured).

A big 'thank you' to all the team-mates, Aoibhe, Aoife, Eva, Ellen and Amy who travelled with the team and helped out with water bottles etc, and to Bagnelstown for their friendliness and for the hospitality afforded to the Wexford girls afterwards.

CHESS: On Monday, May 30, the under-13 Chess team travelled to Loughlinbridge, Co. Carlow to take on the local team in their first round Leinster match. At the end of the competition, the sides were level, two and a half points each. However, when the rules were applied, and the fifth and fourth players scores from both sides were discounted, it was the Carlow team who are going through to the second round of the competition. The team gave it their all and hard luck to them.

The team consisted of Padhraic O'Carroll, Ronan Brennan, Cathal Gormley, Matthew Molloy, Hugh Boggan and subs Bronagh Boggan and Sarah Kenny. Thanks also to Evelyn who provided transport with Anne for the team and to the parents for their support.

ATHLETICS: There was a very good attendance of children from the local Area of Community Games participating in the athletic finals held in the Hub in Enniscorthy on Sunday last. Grateful thanks from the committee to the parents who brought their children to the weekly training sessions and to the finals day; also to Anne-Marie and Amy who took charge of the children on the day and all others who helped out.

Much appreciation also goes to St Killian's Athletic club for allowing the children to train with their members and also to Nicky, Mick and Anne-Marie who gave extra training to all the youngsters. Thanks also to the local school principals who very kindly passed around various notes re Area finals, training, times of competitions to all the children in their respective schools. Without this community spirit, it would be quite difficult to operate within such a large area. Thank you one and all.

Winners

The following were the results for the Area. Gold medals to Jack Forde (under-14 Shot Putt) Jacob English (under-16.1500M) Sean Rowley (under-12.100M) and Darra Casey (under-14 Hurdles) and gold to the boys under-12 Relay team of Jack Hennessey, Shane Doran, Sean Milbourne, Sean Rowley and sub Eamonn Moran. Silver medals went to Ryan Corrigan (under-14.100M) Kate Freeman (under-12 Ball Throw) to the under-14 boys Relay team of Jack Forde, Ryan Corrigan, Billy Reck and Dara Casey and to the boys under-16 Relay team of Scott Anderson, Jack Freeman, Paul Freeman and Jacob English. Bronze medals were won by Shane Doran (under-11. 100M) Kara Morrissey (under-10 Hurdles) and Amy O'Brien (under-10.100M) and to the girls under-12 Relay team of Jodie Morrissey, Susie O'Gorman, Grace O'Brien, Deirbhile Sinnott and subs Rebecca Quinn and Cliona Kearney. Others who came through heats and semis and made it into the finals but finished outside of the medals included Cillian O'Leary (under-10 Hurdles) Darragh Sherlock (U8.60M) Chloe Murphy (U8. 60M) Chloe Reck (under-10.100M) Aoife Doran (under-10 Hurdles) Zara Corrigan ((under-10 Hurdles) Billy Reck (4th in Javelin under-14)

Summer Solstice

The Hope Cancer Support Centre will hold their annual Summer Solstice 5K walk and Ceremony of Light and Healing at Curracloe beach on Tuesday, June 21, at 8 p.m. Everyone is invited along to be part of this very special ceremony and to enjoy a peaceful and serene walk on this beautiful beach.

Tomi Reichental, a child survivor of the Holocaust, will give a talk in Oylegate community centre on Wednesday, June 15, at 8 p.m with proceeds to the Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy and the Holocaust Education Trust. For further information, please contact Niall O'Byrne at 086 8803452, Ann O'Byrne at 053 9233638, John Doyle at 087 2921081 or Carman Sanchez at 085 1356610.

Family Fun Day

Crossabeg Childcare Centre will be holding their annual family fun day on Saturday, June 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be face painting, balloon modelling and other entertainment for the children. Why not go along on the day to view the facilities on offer and meet with staff of the centre.

Fundraising

The parents of the under-14 Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Football team would like to thank everyone who made the recent pub quiz a great success. Thanks to Ken for the use of the pub, to all the teams who entered, to all who sponsored raffle prizes and to the following local businesses who sponsored the quiz rounds, The Vine Restaurant; Essee Boutique; Ferrybank Motors; Neville Construction; Home Adjust; Brian and Keeva Murphy. The girls are all looking forward to representing Wexford in the Féile in Kery, Cork and Limerick at the end of June. We wish them all the very best.

Donation

Joe Berney who voluntarily keeps the 1998 Remembrance stone and surroundings at Crossabeg in mint condition all the year round wishes to acknowledge a donation from John Walsh towards the purchase of flowers for the grounds. It is much appreciated.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The parish pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, July 3. To book your place please contact the parochial house.

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