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Lisa and Hazel Redmond who taking part in the park run in Johnstown Castle on Saturday morning.
Lisa and Hazel Redmond who taking part in the park run in Johnstown Castle on Saturday morning.

Ballymurn

church notes

Mass times as follows: 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 notes

Next week's lotto jackpot is €7,000. Our club lotto can now be played online at klubfunder.com/Clubs/Crossabeg_Ballymurn_Gaa_Club/lotto.

Our minor footballers beat the Shamrocks last Sunday. Adult Membership fees for 2017: €120 for players, €60 for students and €50 for non-playing members, due now.

Penny Bank

Penny bank collections continue every Saturday and Sunday in the hall after masses.

Bingo

Bingo is played every Monday night in the Anvil Ballymurn at 9 p.m.

Clini

Cllr John O'Rourke will be hosting a clinic in Oylegate community centre on Wednesday, March 15, from 10.30 a.m. for the Oylegate, Glenbrien and Ballymurn areas.

Camogie Fundraiser

We will host a breakfast day on Saturday, March 18, in the Community Centre in Oylegate to raise money for Féile.

Irish Dancing

The Margo Murphy school of dancing classes every Tuesday evening in Ballymurn Hall at 5 p.m.

Knitter Knatters

Ballymurn Knitter Knatters meet every Wednesday in the club room of Ballymurn hall from 11 a.m. New members always welcome.

Vintage News

The next Over the Water Vintage run will take place on Sunday, April 9, starting in Ballymurn at 12 30 in aid of Ballymurn Hall.

Golf classic

There will be a golf classic in aid of Ballymurn Church funds on Friday, April 28, Tee off times from 8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Venue Enniscorthy golf club. Entry fee €120 per team of 4. Contact numbers to sign up Paul 087 2360073, Jim 086 1617037, Brian 087 2453293.

Blackwater

Table quiz

Katie Lillis is holding a table quiz in Bridgside Bar and Restaurant (new name for the lodge) on Friday, March 10, starting at 9 p.m. All proceeds will be going towards the Froebel-Hope (foundation) Partnership which supports newly qualified teachers on their journey to Calcutta where they will spend five weeks teaching this summer. For further information contact 086 8436483.

School Enrolments

Scoil Naomh Bríde, Blackwater, is now accepting application forms for school year 2017/2018. Further information and enrolment forms/packs can be provided by contacting the school secretary at 053 9127314.

Crossabeg

Community Games

Well done to all the children from Crossabeg, Glenbrien and Castlebridge, who competed in the county under-14 table quiz in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Thursday night of last week.

The standard of answering was extremely high and all our teams performed very well. Just missing out by one point for the third placed medals were the team of Robert Lambert, Ronan Brennan, Alana McDonald, Aisling Murphy, Hugh Boggan and Padriac O'Carroll, who finished in fourth place on 87 points. Crossabegs second team of Alanah Lambert, Jodie Morrissey, Bronwyn Roche, Ella Barry and Ben Kelly also gave a good account of themselves and finished up on 81 points. The art and Handwriting competitions attracted large entries from across the area.

The following from the Crossabeg and Ballymurn Areas will participate in the county finals on Saturday next, Eabha Bowe, Kara Morrissey, Carys Jones, Cliona Kearney, Sarah Kenny, Eimear Halpin, Hugh Boggan, Ros Walker, Aaliyah McNamee, Cian McCormack, Cathal Maher, Adam Carney, Rioch Kinsella, Ella O'Brien, Seán Bishop, Jason Murphy, Niamh Walsh. The county finals of same will take place in Castlebridge school on Saturday, March 11 Good luck to all.

Information on the local Games, can be found on the Castlebridge/Crossabeg Community Games Website. You can also contact Michelle at 086 0605022 for further information. Check out photographs of art and handwriting on the local website.

55+ club

The local 55+ club will re-open, today, Tuesday, March 7, Members meet at Kyle Forge from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and would welcome new members

Text Alert

The annual general meeting of Crossabeg Community Text Alert will take place on Monday, March 20, at 8 p.m. in Kyle Forge. The focus, as always, will be on ways and means of preventing robberies in the area. It is hoped that the Fire Officer may be in attendance on the night. Members are asked to make every effort to attend.

Breakfast Morning

The Oylegate-Glenbrien under-14 Féile camogie team will hold a breakfast morning on Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Oylegate community centre. Please go along for a hearty breakfast.

Church news Trócaire boxes for Lent are now available at the back of the church. Adoration every Monday from 1 p.m. with Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m., followed by Mass at 7.30 p.m. Adoration then continues till 9 p.m. Confessions for Lent every Saturday evening at 6.30 p.m. Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. in the parochial house.

Music School

Shelmalier/Crossabeg Music School operates every Tuesday from 3.15-5.15 p, m. Places are available for Tin Whistle, Banjo and Mandolin, Keyboard, Bodhran, Singing, Flute, Button Accordion, Fiddle. Beginner and Advanced levels. SeaNumbers dancing classes too for all ages and all abilities. The cost is €7 per class or join two classes at €5 each. Check out the Facebook Shelmalier/Crossabeg Music School or contact Catherine om 087 0533952 or Denise at 086 7302249.

GAA news

Lotto numbers last week were 6, 12, 22 and 27. There was no jackpot winner and one match-three winner, David O'Leary. This week's jackpot is worth €7,200. The club lotto can now be played online at klubfunder.com/Clubs/Crossabeg_Ballymurn_Gaa_Club/lotto.

The Intermediate A footballers beat Kilmore in the league on Saturday last, while the minor footballers lost to Ferns on Sunday morning. The hurling leagues starts this weekend, with the Junior B's playing Monageer away on Saturday next at 3.30 p.m., while the intermediates will play St Martin's at home on Sunday at 3.30 p.m. The minor hurlers play away to Moguegeen Gaels on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Congratulations to John Foley, who was the clubs nomination for a district award this year. John has given great service to the club over many years. He was club secretary for a number of years and was also assistant club treasurer and is currently a committee member. He has collected the penny bank on behalf of the club for a long time and helps sell lotto ticketsand attends the draw every Wednesday night. John was presented with his award at the district awards night last Saturday. Well done John, t is well deserved. Adult Membership fees for 2017: €120 for players, €60 for students and €50 for non-playing members and all fees are due now.

Condolences

We extend our condolences to Mrs Geraldine Kelly and family, Killowen, Crossabeg, on the death of her sister Ann Henehan (née Murphy) Woodlands, Cloghroe, Cork (and Dingle, Kerry) who died on February 28 Her funeral took place following Mass at St Senan's church, Cloghroe to the adjoining cemetery on Saturday last, March 3, RIP.

Athletics

Niall Sheil of St Killian's Athletic Club travelled to Athlone on Sunday last to compete in the National Masters 1500m for the Over-35s. The pressure was on with Niall having won this title for the last two years. Niall had a great race and showed all his experience taking control of the race from the start in a very competitive field. This tactic paid off with Niall finishing strong to take a super victory.

Niall has been in great form and winning three titles in a row is a great achievement. Well done to his coach Pavel Kolesnikov, who had been instrumental in his consistency and success.

Over the Water

Curracloe school news

On Sunday, February 26, adults and children braved the elements and completed the Curracloe 5K Fun Run/walk in record times. Thanks to everyone who took part in the run, or helped out in any way on the day, it was super fun and hopefully it will become an annual event. All proceeds raised went to St Margaret's National School.

There will be an open evening in the school on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and there will be an opportunity to view all classrooms and facilities including the new sensory room. Fifth and sixth class pupils will be presenting their entries for 'The Junior Entrepreneur 2017'. Mrs Torpey's music group will provide entertainment. This event is open to everyone including current and prospective parents.

Well done to recent split-the-pot winners, John Furlong and Séamus Harding, who won €169 and €172 respectively. Thanks to all for your continued support.

Development lottos

results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, February 26h. The numbers drawn were 11, 21, 22 and 24. There was no jackpot winner and four match-three winners, who each received €40, Colm Tynan, Curracloe; Jim Kelly, c/o Mollie Gordon; Kate Rochford, c/o An Post and Robert Furlong, c/o Roadhouse.

There was no winner of the Shelmalier Development lotto draw for February 27 the numbers drawn were 4, 11, 12 and 37. There were four lucky winners of the match three draw and they were, Eileen Bates, Richie Haye, Eddie Murphy and Eimear Flanagan, with each receiving €50. The lotto now starts at €6,600 and the club would like to take the opportunity to thank the many weekly supporters.

GAA action

Neighbours Blackwater will visit Hollymount tonight, Tuesday, March 7, for the re-arranged junior football league fixture against the Shelmaliers with the game starting at 8 p.m. There is expected to be great local interest in this fixture so get there early to avoid the rush.

It's the turn of the hurling league on Saturday next, March 11, when there are two games in Hollymount with the senior hurlers taking on Glynn-Barntown at 2 p.m. and the intermediate hurlers taking on Fethard at 3.30 p.m. Your support is requested for both matches.

The club would like to congratulate Simon Donohoe (hurling) and both Eoghan Nolan and Brian Malone (football) on the continued success of both the Wexford senior hurling and senior football teams in recent weeks. The success of both teams has greatly lifted the spirit of the many Wexford supporters. There was

Registration Night

The last two 'all in one' registration nights for Shelmalier GAA, St Ibar's/Shelmalier camogie and Coiste na nÓg have proved to be a great success with large attendances at both nights. Many people have commented that such a joint and simple facility should have been in place years ago and how such a facility has greatly reduced the cost of joining all the respective groups in Hollymount by simply filling in a single form. The next registration night will take place on Monday night, March 13, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and parents and individuals who have not as yet paid their membership fees are encouraged to go along on that night.

Club Person of the Year

The Shelmalier club were delighted to honour clubman Michael Ryan as their 'Club Person of the Year' at the annual Wexford District annual awards night held in the Riverbank Hotel on Saturday night last. Michael has played a major role in the club since coming to live in the parish. He has been coach to numerous county winning teams at both underage and adult level and he has also played a leading role in the administration side of the club. The club would like to congratulate Michael on his award.

Operation Over the Water

This will be the last week of 'Operation Over the Water' with weigh in/check-in, tonight, Tuesday, March 7, at 7.30 p.m. followed by a class, or outside with Fit Nutz group. Meeting again on Friday, March 10, with a walk, jog or run from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. outdoors under the lights, and finishing off on Sunday, March 12, with a 6k walk jog or run starting at 10 a.m. Registration will take place from 9 a.m. that morning. There will be prizes and refreshments afterwards. So please go along and support.

Registration is €10 per person or a family rate of €20. This will be a great way to complete a fantastic eight-week programme. A big thank you to Seamie Harding for last week's class indoors, and Darren and Martina, who put all through their paces outdoors under the lights. Congratulations to raffle winner Mary Frances Rochford.

Community Games

Well done to all four teams from Crossabeg, Castlebridge and Glenbrien, who competed so well in the table quiz held in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Thursday night of last week.

The A team from Crossabeg finished in fourth place, just one point off the bronze medals, but all teams performed very well on the night. Congratulations to all who competed in large numbers in the art and Handwriting competitions. The standards in both competitions was extremely high and gave the judges plenty of headaches trying to pick the top three in each age group.

To those who will compete in the county finals in Castlebridge national school on Saturday next, March 11, we wish them the very best. All schools in the area have been contacted with the timetable. Any problems please contact Anne at 086 1980775 or Michelle at 086 0605022.

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