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Published 09/07/2016 | 00:00

Ballymurn

GAA Notes

This week's lotto numbers were 7, 9, 15 and 17. There was no jackpot winner. There were two match-three winners, Martin Gill and Mary O'Leary. The jackpot this week stands at €10,000.

The Junior B hurlers received a walkover from Clongeen in the League last week. The Junior B hurlers play Blackwater in the championship this evening, Tuesday, July 5, at 7.30 p.m in Ballymurn, while the Intermediate hurlers play away to Cushinstown in the League on Thursday evening at 8 p.m.

Camogie News

Well done to both of our women's teams on winning their championship matches last week. On Monday night the intermediates had a good win over Cloughbawn on a scoreline of 1-8 to seven points and on Tuesday night the juniors beat Ferns by a point in a hard fought contest which ended 3.5 to 2.7. All teams will be busy now for the summer so keep an eye on Facebook for up to date fixtures and results

Ballymurn Tidy Towns

Ballymurn Tidy Towns would like to thank Fr Finn and the 2016 Confirmation Class for their help with Tidy Towns. Last week they planted some shrubs and erected bird houses around the chapel grounds. It is great to see young people taking an interest in keeping our village clean and looking well.

Blackwater

MACRA NA FEIRME

The very best of luck to Blackwater macra in upcoming competitions and events. Blackwater macra sports and social calendar is in full swing with many events and activities taking place throughout the summer months. Blackwater Macra's annual summer social will take place on Saturday, July 9, for Shedfest at Buffers Alley.

Macra na Feirme is an organisation for young people between the ages of 17 and 35 who are interested in getting involved in sports, travel, drama, debating, or just want to meet new people and have some fun. If you are interested in joining telephone 087 9585376.

Crossabeg

GAA club notes

This week's lotto numbers were 7, 9, 15 and 17. There was no jackpot winner. There were two match-three winners, Martin Gill and Mary O'Leary. The jackpot this week stands at €10,000.

The Junior B hurlers received a walkover from Clongeen in the League last week. The Junior B hurlers play Blackwater in the championship this evening, Tuesday, July 5, at 7.30 p.m in Ballymurn, while the Intermediate hurlers play away to Cushinstown in the League on Thursday evening at 8 p.m.

Congratulations to Margaret Byrne, Ballinkeele who won a €300 voucher for Monart Health Spa in the All County and club draw.

Soccer news

Crossabeg Soccer club is looking for new players to join in the coming year. If anyone is interested please contact John Doyle at 086 2838741.

Beg Keg

The Beg Keg seven-a-side soccer tournament will take place in the evenings from July 4 till July 9 at Crossabeg soccer grounds. Spectators are more than welcome and your support would be appreciated.

New Arrival

Congratulations to Sorcha O'Connor, Ballydicken Upper, Crossabeg, on the birth of a baby son, born on Wednesday of last week.

Camogie news

Well done to both of the women's teams from the Oylegate-Glenbrien club on winning their championship matches last week. On Monday night the Intermediates had a good win over Cloughbawn on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-7 and on Tuesday night the Juniors beat Ferns by a point in a hard fought contest which ended 3-5 to 2-7. All teams will be busy now for the summer so keep an eye on Facebook for up to date fixtures and results.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations and best wishes for the future to Suzanne, daughter of Reg and Edna Rothwell, The Deeps, on the occasion of her marriage to Mervin Hanley which took place in St Andrew's church, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford on Thursday last, June 30. Our congratulations and good wishes also to Josepha Buttle, Newcastle, Crossabeg, daughter of Mary and John Buttle, who married Peter O'Hanlon in Crossabeg church on Friday afternoon last, July 1.

Kyle Forge

The annual general meeting of Kyle Forge took place on Monday, June 22, and a new committee was elected for the coming year. With the increase in the insurance premium, it was decided that anyone using the premises would now pay €10. Bookings to be made through John Meagher at 086 8904715.

GAA Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club. The club hope to mark this occasion in the coming months and are currently trying to put together photographs and other memorabilia from 1966 to 2016. If you have any old photographs, other memorabilia or have any details on the formation of the club, then please contact a committee member.

Deaths in Crossabeg

It was a sad week for many families in the Crossabeg area with the deaths of parishioners Betty Jordan and Lily Devine and former parishioner George Carley.

On Sunday, June 26, Betty Jordan (née Kavanagh) of Garrywilliam, Kyle, who was recovering in the Mater hospital Dublin from an operation took a turn for the worse and sadly lost her fight for life. Her death has devastated her family and a large circle of friends. Betty was married to John for over 50 years and reared a family of seven children, six girls and one boy.

She devoted herself to her family and in time was also a proud grandmother and great grandmother. Family meant everything to her but she also found time to help out those less fortunate than herself and was very generous with her time for community events and supporting fundraising activities. While caring for family, she also took time out with her sister and friends and enjoyed her game of bingo on a regular basis. She was aged 72 years.

Her remains reposed at her residence in Garrywilliam on Thursday afternoon and removal took place to Crossabeg church on Friday last for 11 a.m. Requiem Mass. Burial took place afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. She is survived by her husband John, daughters Jackie, Caroline, Esther, Lucy, Florrie and Diane, and son John, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Nan (Murphy) Kathleen (Hayes) and Trish (Jordan) and brother Willie Kavanagh, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends to whom we offer our deepest sympathy.

ON MONDAY, June 27, another stalwart of the parish passed away. Elizabeth (Lily) Devine (née O'Mahoney) of Ballydicken, died peacefully at her residence in the presence of her family. Lily who would have turned 93 towards the end of the year had not had a good quality of life in the past year or so, but still enjoyed visits from family, friends and neighbours.

A native of Dublin, she spent many holidays in Crossabeg during her childhood and when she met and married James Devine, they decided to settle in Ballydicken where they reared son James and daughters Alice and Rhona. Lily took a keen interest in parish activities and helped out at fundraising events. She was a long time member of the church choir and also enjoyed a game of Whist. She supported sessions at Crossabeg community centre and Glynn for many years and her apple cake was always most welcome for the tea time break.

Her remains reposed at Kearneys funeral home in Selskar, Wexford on Wednesday afternoon with removal to Crossabeg at 7 p.m. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Thursday morning last at 11 a.m. with burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. She is survived by her son and daughters, son-in-law Dave (Reck) grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Mary (Liverpool) and Imelda (Dublin) nephews, nieces, relatives and friends to whom we offer our deepest sympathy.

THE DEATH occured on Tuesday, June 28, at his residence, Davitt Road North of George Carley and formerly of Ballyharron, Crossabeg. Husband of Monica, he is also survived by his sons Frank and George, daughters Kathleen, Helen and Jacinta, brothers Joe, Peter, Seamus, Ger, Fred and Wattie, and sister Mary, sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

His remains reposed at his residence with removal to Rowe Street church for Requiem Mass at midday on Thursday last, followed by burial in Crossabeg cemetery. To his family and extended relatives and friends we offer our deepest sympathy. May they all rest in peace.

Glenbrien

Parents' association

The parents' association would like to thank any of the Parents and Guardians of the students for their contributions on Monday last of Buns and Cakes for the Graduation, the Raising of the Green Flag, and the reception for Miss Mahon leaving the school. A fantastic day was had by all not forgetting the Mystery Ice Cream van which arrived at the school conveniently at the right time and gave everyone ice ceam for free.

The very best of luck to all those who graduated and are moving on to secondary school, welcome to the new Students joining the School in September. Best of luck to Miss Mahon as she takes up her new position as Principal in Clare. We hope that everyone has a great summer with lots of fun See you all in September.

The Parish Patron

We would like to thank all those who helped in anyway on Sunday last at the annual Patron in Glenbrien; to those who collected the money the car park people, the Ladies who provided the tea afterwards in the Old School Centre to the Parish members who came from near and far on the day, and to all those who donated confectionery for the cup of tea. A huge thank You.

Community Raffle

Thanks to everybody who supported the Parish Raffle in aid of Church repairs. The winners were - Sandra Doyle, Ballinastraw €500 - Mark McClean, Ballinastraw €300 - Keith Gray, Cooladine €200.

Diamond Jubilee Mass

You are invited to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Mass of Monsignor Seamus Doyle (ordained priest June 3, 1956) in St Peter and Paul Church, Glenbrien on Sunday, July 10, at 11.30 a.m., followed by tea or coffee in the Old School Centre. You are also invited to a reception in the Riverside Park Hotel at 5 p.m. Everybody welcome - Family, relations, classmates, neighbours and friends.

Camogie Club news

Well done to the intermediate women who had a great game against Cloughbawn winning 1-8 to seven points hopefully its the start of a winning week. Dont forget the Junior women play Ferns tomorrow evening at home at 7.30 p.m. and the under-12s are away to Cloughbawn. Best of Luck to all the teams.

Oulart

Patron

The Patron was held in Oulart on Sunday, June 25. As usual, the graves were beautifully decked with varied floral arrangements in memory of the loved ones who have gone to their eternal reward. The weather obliged as prayers were said in the Old Cemetery and the New Cemetery and Rosary was recited during the blessing of the graves. Field day

The board of management of Scoil Mochua would like to thank all who supported the recent field day. In the raffle, the first prize (Garden Furniture Set) was won by Jamie O'Connor. The second prize (King's Castle) went to Paula Dempsey while Darragh Hayes was the winner of the third prize of a Voucher from Bolger's Hardware.

Other field day Winners: 'Guess the weight of the Cake' was won by Therese O'Jane. A Voucher from the 'Cotton Tree Café' for Guess the name of the Dog went to Jack O'Connor whose name was pulled from a hat because the name 'Brandy' was not guessed. Prizewinners for guessing the names of the baby hurlers and camogie players were Pierce Redmond and Lar Corrigan.

Model County Draw

Oulart-The Ballagh had one winner in the third draw that took place last week. Congratulations to Fiona Dunne who won €150. Sincere thanks to all our loyal supporters who bought tickets for the draw that helps our local club as well as Wexford GAA.

Barn Dance

The annual Oulart-The Ballagh GAA Barn Dance held in Cooney's Grain Store, Raheenduff was a resounding success thanks to the popularity of the venue, the hard work of the organising committee, the dedication of the ticket sellers not to mention the expertise of the barbecue chef, his helpers and the efficient bar staff. Roll on next year.

Wexford Hurling

Well done to Kevin Sheridan and Billy Dunne who helped Wexford Intermediate hurlers to victory over Galway last Wednesday night. Nicky Kirwan is also in the panel but was unavailable to play due to injury.

Tesco blue chip

From Monday, July 4, Oulart the Ballagh camogie club will be involved in the Tesco blue chip community fund in Tesco Gorey. What this means is that every six weeks Tesco donate €1,000 between three different groups. Everyone gets a percentage of the money based on the amount of blue tokens they receive. So from Monday, July 4, when shopping in Tesco Gorey, don't forget to get your blue tokens at the checkouts and pop them in the box.

Coiste na nÓg

Huge congratulations to Billy Dunne, The Ballagh on doing so well in the County under-16 Long Puck competition in Kilmore last Saturday, June 25. Billy represented the underage club and came second among tough competitors. He did himself and his club proud. Well done Billy.

cul camp

Reminder that Oulart the Ballagh Cúl Camps will take place on next Monday, July 4, to Friday, July 9, and Monday, August 15, to Friday, August 19. The camp is for boys and girls. We would encourage you to book online as soon as possible as places are filling up. Enquiries please call Liz Freeman at 087 7560871.

Over the Water

Development lotto

Results of the Curracloe United lotto for Sunday, June 26, as follows: the numbers drawn were 6, 11, 21 and 23. There was no jackpot winner and five match-three winners who each received €30, Mary Rossiter, Screen; Robert Furlong, Curracloe; Carmal and Hazel Murphy, Glenbrien; Jacqueline Warren, Enniscorthy and Keith Drennan, Screen. Tickets available every week from committee members.

Garden Party

The third annual Garden Party will be held in Castlebridge Community Garden on Sunday, July 17, from 2 p.m.

The garden is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year so it will be a special day. Castlebridge Gospel Choir will be providing the entertainment and there will be a variety of fun and games for all ages on offer. Why not go along and enjoy tea and homemade cakes in the beautiful surroundings of the community garden. Admission is free.

Summer camp

Bridge Rovers AFC are running a Sports Direct.com FAI summer soccer school camp which will take place between August 8 and August 12. The camp is open to 6-14-year-old boys and girls of all abilities.

This is a great opportunity for your child to develop their football skills, while making friends and having fun in the process. Camps are available for both goalkeepers and outfield players. Entry costs €65 per child. The club also offer a special sibling discount of €10 per child if one or more siblings join the camp.

An exclusive FAI summer soccer school kit, football and backpack is provided for all children who enrol this year. There is only a limited number of places available so you are urged to book as soon as possible to avoid missing out. To find out more, or to book your child's place visit summersoccerschools.ie.

Condolences

We extend our condolences to the family of the late Jim Lambe, Kilmacoe, Curracloe, who died on Sunday last, July 3, especially to his wife Maureen, son Toddy and daughter Breda, grandchildren, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, relatives and friends. His remains reposed at his residence with removal to Curracloe church on Monday evening at 7.30 p.m. Requiem Mass takes place today, Tuesday, July 5, at midday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. RIP.

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