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Published 23/07/2016 | 00:00

Charlie Kehoe with his sister Gracie taking part in the Kellogg's Cúl Camp in Bree.
Charlie Kehoe with his sister Gracie taking part in the Kellogg's Cúl Camp in Bree.

Ballymurn

church news

Mass Times: Tuesday 7.30 p.m. Thursday 9.30 a.m. Saturday 9.30 a.m. and 8.15 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. Vigil Mass at 8.15 p.m. Mass at 10 a.m.

GAA club Notes

This week's lotto numbers: 5, 19, 20 and 24. There was no jackpot winner. There were two lucky dips: Theresa Dempsey and Eamon Doyle. The jackpot is €10,000.

Our Junior B hurlers beat Blackwater in the championship on Tuesday 3-13 to 1-10. The team was: Noel Scallan, Daithi Redmond, Michael Eviston, David Scallan, Eoin O'Connor, Martin Redmond, Michael Doyle, Paddy Devereux (0-2), Robert Byrne, Darragh Cummins(0-1), Liam Kehoe(1-7, 0-5 frees), Glen Murphy(1-0), Emmet Kehoe(0-1), Dylan Ring(1-0), Luke Redmond, subs: Kevin Sludds(0-2, 0-1 free) for E Kehoe, Colm Jackman for L Kehoe, Stephen Dempsey for D Scallan, Shane Conroy for L Redmond and Conor Barlow for E O'Connor.

Our intermediate hurlers beat Cushinstown in the League on Thursday last. Both our intermediate and Junior B hurlers have qualified for their league finals. While our intermediate footballers are also into their league final, well done to all.

Our under-12 hurlers travelled to Abbottstown on Saturday to play in a blitz. They had a very enjoyable day, winning two games out of three. Well done boys and thanks to their mentors for organising the day.

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

Congratulations

Congratulations to Denise and Brian O'Connor, Ballylucas on the birth of their baby daughter.

Irish Night

Don't forget Friday, July 29 is Irish night in the Anvil pub. Come along and join the craic.

Community Games

A church gate collection in aid of the local Community Games will be taken up this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24. The Area has a number of children competing in the national finals in Athlone in August and we wish them the very best of luck. Your generous support would be appreciated.

Bree/Galbally

'Seisiun' in Bree

The Comhaltas 'Seisiún' Sessions, in association with Celtic Roots, continue weekly on Tuesday nights at 8.30 p.m. for the months of July and August in Bree Community Centre. Each Session begins with the serving of scones and tea or coffee at 8.30 p.m. followed by a full programme of Music, Song, Dance and Storytelling. Cost is €10 for adults, €5 for children with concessions for groups. For bookings and further details contact 087 7535354.

Patron Dates

Bree Patron is on Sunday, August 14, commencing in Clonmore Cemetery at 1.30 p.m., following onto the New Cemetery at 2 p.m. and then the Old Cemetery and concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the church.

Parks Tennis Camps

Parks Tennis Camps are back in Bree again for ages five to 17 years. Racquets and balls are supplied if necessary.

Camp will run from Monday to Friday for July. Children can pick and choose weeks if necessary and a different rate will be applied.

Camps last for one hour per age group. For more information and questions call or text Shonagh at 087 2508698.

Clonmore Church Fete

The parishioners of Clonmore Church wish to thank all those who supported their recent Church Fete. Prizewinner sin the raffle were first Benny Kehoe, second Fr Michael Byrne, third Lily Warren, fourth Georgina Power, fifth Eilish Darcy, sixth Colin Levingstone and seventh Eilish Darcy.

Night at the dogs

Bri Beag host a family race night at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track on Monday, August 1. The gates open at 7 p.m. with the first race off at 8 p.m. There will be free kids face painting and balloon making from 7.15 p.m. to 9.15 p.m., adults €10 with under-14s free. Tickets available at Bri Beag Reception, call 053 9247111. Gate Prizes and Raffle on the night.

Crossabeg

Wedding Bells

Congratulations are extended to Daryl, elder son of Paddy and Anita O'Leary, The Deeps, Crossabeg, on the occasion of his marriage to Mariaka Dos Santos Carvalho, which took place on Tuesday, July 12, in Dublin.

New Arrival

Congratulations to Amy O'Connor, Kyle, Crossabeg, on the birth of a baby daughter, born on Wednesday of last week, July 13.

Church gate collection

A church gate collection in aid of the local Community Games will be taken after both Masses in Crossabeg church this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24. The Area has a number of children competing in the national finals in Athlone in August and we wish them the very best of luck. Your generous support would be appreciated.

Condolences

We extend our condolences to the family of the late Paddy McDonald, Glenageary, Co. Dublin and formerly of Lonsdale, Crossabeg who died on Saturday last, July 16. Youngest son of the late Denis and Annie McDonald, his funeral Mass takes place today, Tuesday, July 19, at 11.30 a.m. in Dalkey, followed by burial afterwards in Shanganagh cemetery.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen, daughters Marlene, Finuala and Frances, sons Colm and Ronan, sister Nellie (Knockeen nursing home, Barntown) nieces, nephews, extended McDonald, Murphy and Gayer families, Crossabeg, to whom we offer our condolences. RIP. 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.

CD Launch

There was a very good gathering of friends and neighbours at the Ferrycarrig hotel on Sunday night last for the launch of the Kevin Mac Trio CD 'Musical Gems from a Button Box' which features Kevin McDermott (button accordian/harmonica/snare drum/vocal) Michelle Donohoe on keyboard and vocal and Kevin's son Ronan on drums.

To celebrate his recent 80th birthday, Kevin compiled the musical miscellany which reflects just a small part of his love for the various types of music that have played a part of his life over many years. He has worked both as a drummer and an accordionist in marching bands, ceili bands, dance bands and various other small groups, consequently his taste in music is wide and varied.

This CD depicts his love for the accordion, an instrument that in the right hands and with the right melodies can portray both sadness and happiness. Contact Kevin or Noreen if you wish to purchase a copy of same.

Athletics

Outdoor training for St Killian's juvenile members continues at the community field on Monday of this week from seven to 8.15 p.m. and again on Monday, July 25, and will then break for the month of August. We hope all will enjoy the break. Training will resume at the community field in Crossabeg on Monday, September 5. Training for children who will be competing in the national finals of Community Games in Athlone in August will be held every Monday evening. Good luck to Amy and Jack Forde who are competing in the National championships this coming weekend.

St Killian's AC wishes to extend their condolences to John and Anne-Marie Forde and family, Garrywilliiam, Crossabeg, on the death of John's Father, Mr John G. Forde, The Square, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo who died recently. His funeral took place following Requiem Mass at Patricks church, Ballyhaunis to the local cemetery. RIP. New members needed

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.

Whist

Results of play at the community centre on Wednesday night of last week as follows: Betty Butler (1st gent) Michael Galvin (2nd gent) Breda O'Brien (1st lady) Annette Robinson (2nd lady) Eilish Darcy/Jim O'Brien (best half) Lily Thomas (hatchers) Kathleen McDonald (lowest score) Mary Morrissey, Lily Thomas, Annette Robinson, Polly Maher (raffle)

GAA club news

Last week's GAA lotto numbers were 2, 8, 23 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and two match-three winners, Tricia Dempsey and Mark Cullen. The jackpot is worth €10,000 this week.

Well done to the Junior B hurlers who defeated Craanford in the League final on Friday. Despite getting off to a slow start, the lads worked hard throughout the game. They were three points to no score down early on and after 20 minutes were five points to three down. Then two goals from Kevin Sludds put them ahead and Kevin added a third just before half time to leave the score 3-3 to 0-7 at the break. In a hard fought second half, scores were hard to come by, but the lads kept in front and won out on a 3-8 to 0-9 scoreline.

Joint captains Daithi Redmond and Liam Kehoe proudly accepted the cup on behalf of the team which consisted of Noel Scallan, Daithi Redmond, Paul Larrissy, David Scallan, Michael Eviston, Paul Roche, Michael Doyle, Martin Redmond, Robert Byrne, Darragh Cummins, Liam Kehoe (0-2, frees) Glen Murphy (0-1) Kevin Sludds (3-3) Emmet Kehoe, Dylan Ring and subs, Luke Redmond (0-1) for E Kehoe, Eoin O'Connor for M Doyle, Shane Conroy for G. Murphy, Stephen Dempsey for D. Redmond, Colm Jackman (0-1) for D. Cummins, Conor Barlow, Mark Campbell, Shane Whelan, David Kehoe, Shane O'Rourke, James Grannell and James Kehoe. Well done to the players and their mentors.

Unfortunately the Intermediate hurlers lost to Craanford in their league final on Sunday evening. Again it was a hard fought game with both sides eager to win. The game was close throughout with the sides being level on several occasions. They were level at five points each when Tony Murphy pulled on a cross ball to score a goal and put Crossabeg-Ballymurn three ahead. But Craanford responded to lead by two points at half time 1-5 to 0-10.

Five minutes into the second half David Jackman scored Crossabeg-Ballymurn's second goal to level the game 2-6 to 0-12. However, Craanford kept in front with frees. With three minutes left, Crossabeg-Ballymurn were awarded a penalty, after Tony Murphy was fouled, with the score 2-9 to 0-18. However a good save from their keeper, meant Craanford held on to win on a final score of 2-10 to 0-19.

The team consisted of Mark Dempsey, David Kehoe, Billy Roche, Matthew Sludds, Alan Byrne, Bill Eviston, Paddy Devereux, Ronan Devereux, Seamus Carroll (0-1) Oisin Foley (0-2) Tony Murphy (1-0) Conor Devereux, David Jackman (1-0) Niall Murphy (0-2, 0-1 free) Barry Murphy (0-5, 0-2 frees) and subs Eoin McDonald for C. Devereux and David Murphy for P. Devereux. Hard luck to the panel and their mentors.

Glenbrien

Community Games

A church gate collection in aid of the local Community Games will be taken up this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24. The Area has a number of children competing in the national finals in Athlone in August and we wish them the very best of luck. Your generous support would be appreciated.

Births/Marriages/Deaths

In our forthcoming Parish Journal, we would like to record all births marriages and deaths in our community from August 2014-August 2016. Our church register only discloses those baptised or married in Oylegate church and those interred in our cemetery (e.g. grooms from Oylegate most often do not marry in Oylegate.) Therefore in order to have a more complete record, please forward details of any births, marriages/ deaths in our community which will NOT appear in church records, and which you would like to have included in our Parish Journal to oylegateparishnews @yahoo.com or send a text to 087-6617527, giving details.

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