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Published 30/07/2016 | 00:00

Larry and Nan Furlong with Bishop Denis Brennan at the coffee morning in the Bishop's Palace on Thursday morning in aid of Fr Leo Staples Bobleo Children's Home.
Larry and Nan Furlong with Bishop Denis Brennan at the coffee morning in the Bishop's Palace on Thursday morning in aid of Fr Leo Staples Bobleo Children's Home.

Ballymurn

PAtron

The Patron in Ballymurn is on Sunday, August 14,

Irish Night

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

GAA Notes

This week's lotto numbers were 2, 8, 23 and 29. There was no jackpot winner. There were two match threes: Tricia Dempsey and Mark Cullen. The jackpot is €10,000.

Well done to our Junior B hurlers who beat Craanford in the League final on Friday. Despite getting off to a slow start, our lads worked hard throughout the game. We were three points to no score down early on and after 20 minutes we were five to three down. Then two goals from Kevin Sludds put us ahead and he 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 our lads kept in front and won 3-8 to 0-9. Our joint captains Daithi Redmond and Liam Kehoe proudly accepted the cup on behalf of the team.

The team was: 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 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 our 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 us three ahead. But Craanford responded to lead by two at half time 1-5 to 0-10.

Five minutes into the second half David Jackman scored our second goal to level the game 2-6 to 0-12. However Craanford kept in front with frees. With three minutes left we 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 was: 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). Subs: Eoin McDonald for C Devereux and David Murphy for P Devereux. Hard luck to the panel and their mentors.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the formation of Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAAClub. 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.

Summer Fest

Ballymurn Youth club and Ballymurn Celtic are delighted to announce this year's line up for the Ballymurn Summer Fest 2016

Tuesday, July 26 - Luca Cup 5-a-side Soccer 6.30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 27 - Fun Bingo in the Hall at 7.30 p.m.; Thursday, July 28 - table quiz In the Anvil at 9 p.m.; Friday, July 29 - Luca Cup 5-A-Side Soccer at 6.30 p.m.; Saturday, July 30 - Luca Cup semi-finals at 5 p.m.; Sunday, July 31 - Field Day/barbecue at 2 p.m.; Luca Cup Final at 5 p.m. Cabaret in the Anvil from 8 p.m.

We are collecting bottles for the bottle stall and really need your help to donate full bottles of any kind to us. You can drop the bottles to the hall on Tuesday, July 26, at 7.30 p.m. or give to any committee members up to this date. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Community Games

The local Community Games committee wish to thank most sincerely all who supported their church-gate collection taken up last weekend. The Area has a number of athletes, art and handwriting competitors heading off to Athlone in August for the national finals and we wish them the very best of luck.

Blackwater

The Wayside Players

The Wayside Players will present "Moll" by John B Keane in the Blackwater Lodge Hotel, Blackwater for the 2016 Summer season as follows:

Saturday, July 30, 2016; Wednesday and Saturday, August 3 and 6; Friday, August 12; and Saturday and Wednesday August 20 and 24. 2 performances will also take place in the KMH Kilmuckridge on Wednesdays August 10 and 17. Performances will commence at 8.30 p.m.

Crossabeg

Story Telling

A great night of entertainment is guaranteed at the next session of story telling at Kyle Forge which takes place on Sunday, July 30. Proceedings get under way at 8 p.m. There is no admission fee and refreshments are also served.

Whist

Results of play at the community centre on Wednesday of last week as follows: Trish Furlong (1st gent) John Meagher (2nd gent) Kathleen Higgins (3rd gent) Eilis Darcy (1st lady) Nelly Donegan (2nd lady) Maura White/Pat Sexton (3rd lady) Lily Thomas (best half) Joan Pierce/Marie Donegan/Polly Maher (hatchers) Kathleen Hayes (lowest score) Polly Maher, John Meagher, Marie Donegan, Mary Morrissey, Kathleen Hayes (raffle winners).

Camogie news

Another busy week ahead for teams from the local Oylegate-Glenbrien club. The Intermediate women play Bunclody at home on Monday night. Tuesday night sees the Junior women, who are currently top of the table, take on the Harriers who lie in second place and this match is being played at home. Finally on Friday next, the under-16 girls play Kilross Gaels at home. These are all championship games so please give the teams your support.

New Arrival

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

Appreciation

The local Community Games committee wish to thank most sincerely all who supported their church-gate collection taken up last weekend. The Area has a number of athletes, art and handwriting competitors heading off to Athlone in August for the national finals and we wish them the very best of luck.

Athletics

On Saturday last two juvenile members of St Killian's Athletic club travelled to Tullamore for the All-Ireland championships and they came home with three medals, gold, silver and bronze.

The day began with a brilliant start when Jack Forde competed in the under-14 Shot Putt competition. Not only did be beat his PB three times but he also won out the competition and took home a gold medal. His best throw was 13.22m.

His sister Amy was also competing on the day and she took part in the under-17 Hammer event and here she finished in third place and won herself the bronze medal. Her throw of 36.19m won her that medal and she too broke her PB three times in the competition. Two events down and two medals.

Jack was competing later in the afternoon in the Long Jump competition. Here he finished in joint second place with a jump of 1.50m and he was rewarded with the silver medal.

Well done to both athletes. Your family and club members are very proud of you both.

GAA news

Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club lotto numbers last week were 8, 10, 16 and 17. There was no jackpot winner and two lucky dips, Siobhan Cummins and Margaret Carley. The jackpot is worth €10,000 this week.

Well done to the Intermediate A footballers who beat Ballygarrett in the ACFL division three final last Friday. It was a good team display from start to finish by a young team. The local lads got off to a good start leading by six points to one after 20 minutes. Then Conor Devereux scored a goal to push the lead out to 1-7 to 0-3 at half time. In the second half, they pulled away with Robert Byrne hitting the back of the net with a fisted effort and they won 2-13 to 1-6. Niall Murphy accepted the cup on behalf of the team to finish a good week for the club, when they played in three League finals and won two.

The team consisted of Ben Turner, Martin Redmond, Oisin Foley, Matthew Sludds, Ronan Devereux (0-1, free) Conor Devereux (1-0) Seamus Carroll, Paddy Devereux, Bill Eviston, Cian Lambert, Andy Butler (0-3) Cormac O'Rourke (0-4, 0-3 frees) Niall Murphy (0-2, 0-1 free) Robert Byrne (1-1) Sam Kelly (0-1) and the subs were Eoin McDonald for S. Kelly, Mark O'Connor for N. Murphy, Barry Murphy for B. Eviston, David Kehoe (0-1) for A. Butler, Evan Kinlough for C. Lambert, Conor Gormley for C. O'Rourke, James White, Eoin O'Connor, Conor Barlow, Conor Maddock, Pádraig Foley, Michael Eviston, Glen Murphy and Shane Whelan. Well done to the panel and their mentors.

50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club and the officer board hope to mark this occasion in the coming months.

They are currently trying to put together photographs and other memories from 1966 to 2016. If you have any old photographs, other memorabilia or have any other details on the formation of the club, please contact a committee member. Your help would be much appreciated.

Over the Water

Tidy Villages

The 'Clean Screen Tidy Villages' team are holding a church gate collection at the 11.30 a.m. Mass at Screen church on Sunday next, July 31. Please support this great cause as you can see the benefits it has brought to the village of Screen.

Summer camp

Bridge Rovers FAI Soccer summer camp which takes place from August 8 to August 12 inclusive is selling out fast with only eight places left on the programme. To avoid disappointment book now at summersoccercamp.ie.

Sun Screen camp

Sun Screen camp will take place at Screen national school from August 8 to August 12 from 10 a.m to 2.30 p.m daily. There will be lots of different activities and sports for all children to enjoy, including arts and crafts, mini basketball, ball games, songs and stories and much more. Email screen.ns@gmail.com for further details or to book a place.

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