Around the Districts
Blackwater Tidy Towns will hold work meetings this September on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. Meet on the bridge as usual. Volunteers from all age groups are welcome to become involved in keeping Blackwater tidy. This year's National Tidy Towns results will be announced on Monday, September 26.
Macra Club News
The very best of luck to the Blackwater Macra's crew getting ready to strike it lucky at the annual county bowling night where clubs will battle it out to win the first county title of the 2016-2017 year winners will then go forward to represent Wexford at the national finals next month.
Blackwater Macra is a rural organisation for young people between the ages of 17-35 who are interested in getting involved in all sorts such as sports, travel, drama, debating, charity fundraisers to social events and much more.
We have kayaking and many other sports and social events coming up on the jam-packed calendar. Membership benefits include 15% off car insurance for young drivers, €50 FBD discount Voucher, 10% discount on selected Ballymaloe Cookery School courses and much more.
We are now taking New Club Member registrations which cost from only €20 for new members joining. Tel 087 9585376 or message us on Facebook facebook.com/blackwatermacraclub
A coffee morning in aid of Hospice Home Care will take place at Kyle Forge on Thursday, September 15, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Please support this worthy cause.
We extend our condolences to Lorraine Hawkins and family, Crory, Crossabeg, on the tragic death of her brother, Gordon Tully, Ballytegan, Gorey, which occured on Saturday last, September 3. Removal takes place today, Tuesday, September 6, to Christ Church, Gorey for funeral service at 3 p.m. with burial afterwards to the adjoining churchyard.
The death occured on Sunday morning, September 4, of Philomena Sinnott (née Somers) Garrywilliam House, Crossabeg. Reposing at her residence today, Tuesday, from midday till 5 p.m. with removal to Crossabeg church at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Wednesday at midday with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Full obituary next week. May they rest in peace.
GAA club notes
Lotto numbers drawn in the Crossabeg-Ballymurn draw last week were 13, 14, 25 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dips winners were Paul Dempsey and Ann Doyle. The jackpot is worth €10,000 this week.
It was a good weekend for the local teams at the weekend, with wins for the Junior B footballers in the district semi-final on Friday, the under-14 hurlers in the county semi-final and the Intermediate A footballers in the county quarter final on Saturday.
The Junior B footballers had a good win over St Fintan's 4-11 to 0-7 with goals from Paul Walsh, Kevin Sludds (2) and Aaron Lambert. The under-14 hurlers got off to a great start against Fethard, leading 2-6 to no score at half time. However, in the second half, Fethard came back strong and Crossabeg-Ballymurn held on to win by a point 2-8 to 2-7. They now can look forward to playing in a county final. Well done to all.
On Saturday evening the Intermediate A footballers played Gorey in the quarter final. At half time the sides were level 0-3 each, with Ben Turner making a penalty save to keep Crossabeg in it. In the second half, Crossabeg-Ballymurn took the upper hand with goals form Sam Kelly (a penalty) and Eoin Mac Donald and they won out 2-7 to 0-9.
Next weekend the Junior B hurlers play St Anne's in the district semi-final on Friday evening at 6.15 p.m. Venue to be confirmed. The intermediate hurlers play Cushinstown in the county quarter final on Sunday at midday in Bellefield. Good luck to both teams.
We send our congratulations to Elaine and Seán Kehoe, Kereight, Crossabeg, on the birth of their second child, a son, born last week.
Results of play at the community centre on Wednesday night of last week as follows:
Polly Maher (first gent) Joan Pierce (second gent) Betty Butler (third gent) Pat Sexton (first lady) Stella Nolan (second lady) Caitriona Cullen (third lady) Maura White/Breda O'Brien (best half) Kathleen Higgins (lowest score) Jim O'Brien (hatchers) and raffle winners were Caitriona Cullen, Michael Galvin, Trish Furlong and Kathleen Higgins.
The local 55+ club will resume activities at Kyle Forge today, Tuesday, September 6. Existing and new members are most welcome. The group meet between 2 and 4 p.m.
The Bygone Days story-telling house, Oulart and friends will present a night of music, song, story and fun in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, on September 25 at 8 p.m. A great night of entertainment is assured, so why not go along and bring your family and friends and support the house. Tickets at €10 are available at the door. There will also be a door prize. Proceeds in aid of the thatching fund.
A charity auction will take place in the community centre on Saturday, September 24, commencing at 2 p.m. The organising committee would welcome all items (except books and clothes) for the auction. All proceeds in aid of Crossabeg parish hall and toilets.
The community centre will be open on Saturday, September 3, Saturday, September 10, and again on Saturday, September 17, between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for parishioners to leave in donations. If you want to have items collected by the committee, please contact committee members on any of the following numbers - 086 8890996; 087 2647169 or 087 2737233. Your generous support would be appreciated.
New pupils in school
Crossabeg national school re-opened last week after the summer break k and as as well as welcoming back all staff and pupils. There was also a warm welcome for sixteen new pupils who enrolled for the new school year. We wish them all well.
Those beginning included Anna Carty, Galbally; Fionan Caulfield, Saunderscourt, Eoin Devereux, Kyle Upper; Jack Doyle-Murphy, Kype Upper; Charlie Fortune, Garrycleary; Kyra Jarvis, Randallsmill; Cristina Lowney-Loring, Fahys Cross; Kaiden O`Leary, Whitefort; Gace Pender, Cornwall; Emily Pettitt, Ballyboggan Lower; Noah Purcell, Knottown; Lily-Ann Redmond, Coolamain; Jullian Scallan,Newcastle; Niamh Sherlock, Farmhill; Eric Stamp, Whitefort; Kyara Aurelia Szoke, Artramon.
Also joining the school as pupils are Ben Kelly, Ballyharron Upper who joins the fifth class, and Maximilian Doyle and his sister Robyn of Ballyharron Upper who joined first class and senior infants respectively.
A reminder to all juvenile members of St. Killians A.C. that training has resumed at the community field in Crossabeg this week with sessions every Monday and Thursday evening from 7-8.15 p.m. Sessions will continue outdoor until further notice. Existing and new members are most welcome.
Over the Water
The annual Patron to Screen cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 18, commencing at 1.30 p.m.
Day Care Centre
Castlebridge Day Care centre will re-open tomorrow, Wednesday, September 7, for those in the Castlebridge, Screen, Curracloe and surrounding areas. Transport is available so please contact a committee member for details.
The Bygone days story-telling house, Oulart and friends will present a night of music, song, story and fun in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, on September 25 at 8 p.m. A great night of entertainment is assured, so why not go along and bring your family and friends and support the house. Tickets at €10 are available at the door. There will also be a door prize. Proceeds in aid of the thatching fund.
Results of the Curracloe United lotto for Sunday, August 28. The numbers drawn were 8, 12, 15 and 18. There was no jackpot winner and eight match-three winners who each received €20, Alannah and Seán Tynan, Curracloe; Tommy Gordon, Curracloe; Annie Kavanagh, Screen; Noel Ryan, Castlebridge; Carol Watters, Curracloe; Richie Buggy, Tobar Ban, Wexford; Liam Cloake, Curracloe; John Grimes, c/o Chucky. Thanks to all for your continued support. The weekly draw takes place every Sunday night at 9 p.m. and tickets are available from committee members.
School of Music
The Shelmalier Music School and Mags Boland Murphy School of Dancing will start back with lessons on Tuesday, September 13, at 4.30 p.m. at the Shelmalier GAA complex. Children's lesson from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. including band practice 6-6.30 p.m. Adult classes take place from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All instruments are catered for: tin whistle, button accordian, banjo, guitar (beginners and advanced) singing, whistling, bodhran, drumming, uilleann pipes, fiddle and flute, concertina and keyboard.
The cost is €7 per lesson or two classes in different instruments or dancing for €10, including band. All ages welcome from playschool to adults. Please bring a friend. Check them out on Facebook.
GAA club notes
The Shelmalier junior footballers retained their championship status with a comprehensive 2-13 to 2-6 victory over Marshalstown in St Patrick's park on Friday evening last.
Craig Parker and Stephen McGuire combined in the opening minutes to put their teams first score on the scoreboard, with further points coming from Kevin O'Leary and Craig Parker before Marshalstown hit back with a goal in the twentieth minute. Niall Murphy and Aodhan Foley added to the Shelmaliers score before Kevin O'Leary got his teams first goal just before half time.
The Shels led by a point at half time with additional scores coming from Craig Parker and Eoin O'Leary before Marshalstown got their second goal to level matters after 10 minutes in the second half. Scores from Denis Kelly, Neal Rossiter, Conor Hearne, Niall Murphy gave the Shels a deserving lead before Craig Parker fired home a penalty in the 20 fifth minute to give his side a deserving victory.
The junior hurlers will play Rosslare on Sunday next in Taghmon at 1.30 p.m in the junior hurling county quarter final and your support would be greatly appreciated.
The Shelmalier senior footballers were very unlucky when they exited the championship by the narrowest of margins going down on a scoreline of Shelmaliers 0-13 Glynn-Barntown 0-14. Playing with the wind the Shelmaliers took an early lead when Derek Walsh kicked over a free in the fifth minute. Further scores from Brian Malone and Derek Walsh saw the Shelmaliers lead by 0-6 to 0-3 at half time.
Glynn-Barntown came more into the game on the resumption and they trailed by a single point 0-9 to 0-8 after fifteen minutes. Strong play from Glynn-Barntown resulted in them leading by 0-14 to 0-9 with only five minutes remaining, however, a late rally by the Shelmalier men just came up short by a single point on full time.
Yoga is ongoing in Castlebridge Community Centre on Mondays from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting on Monday, September 19. Over-40s are invited to come to a Yoga Class with gentle flow from a very experienced teacher. Deep relaxation will be an important part of the class. Bring a rug and Yoga mat. All levels welcome from experienced to beginner. Phone 087 9374131.
zumba in screen
A Zumba Fitness class is starting in Screen Community Hall on Thursday, September 15, from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. All are welcome to join, class suits all fitness levels. Pay as you go at only €7 per class. No need to book. Contact Lisa 086 3351779 for any enquiries.