CROSSABEG

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Daily mass on Wednesday and Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. Prayer around the Cross led by Michelle Sinnott takes place in Crossabeg church on Tuesday, March 30 at 8 p.m. All are welcome.

The following are the arrangements for Holy Week/Easter ceremonies. Mass of the Lords Supper will be offered up at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1; Good Friday ceremonies begin at 4 p.m. and Mass on Holy Saturday night will be celebrated at 8 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday is at the usual time of 11.15 a.m. A reminder that Trocaire boxes should be returned during Holy week.

ST. KILLIANS AC NEWS

Well done to the senior athletes from St. Killians AC who took part in the 3 mile road races in Bridgetown on Sunday, March 14. At the time of going to press, no details were forthcoming on how the ladies team performed overall.

Good to report that the ladies did indeed come away with the gold medals in the team event, just pipping Kilmore for that top spot. The members were Yvette Shovlin, Deirdre O'Grady, Catherine Doolan and Mary Moriarty. Congratulations all round.

On Sunday last, the Leinster 10k took place in Galbally and again a large number of senior athletes competed for the club. Once again the ladies team made their club very proud of them when they finished in 3rd place in the Wexford area.

The team consisted of Yvette Shovlin, Deirdre O'Grady, Catherine Doolan and Karen Daly. Yvette, Deirdre and Karen also formed part of the Wexford team who came 3rd overall. Congratulations and well done to the girls. Yvette finished in 8th place overall, Deirdre in12th, Karen in 13th, and Catherine in 15th.

Neil Sheil competed in the mens race and came home in 11th place and he was also a member of the Wexford team. Conor Shovlin,Senior, also competed in this race. Well done to Gerry Moran who competed in the Ballycotton10 mile race recently. Good performances all round.

The World Cup sponsorship cards will be circulated to all members in the coming week and all are asked to make a determined effort to sell as many lines as they can, as all proceeds go back into the club for training facilities and to purchase equipment.

Winter training will finish up this Thursday ( March 25) at Glynn GAA grounds. Outdoor training will re-commence after the Easter holiday break on Monday, April 12 at Crossabeg Soccer club grounds.at 7 p m. The club officials hope to see all their athletes there as they prepare them for the busy county championships and also the Leinster competitions.

New members are also very welcome and for further details and information on the club, contact Ann Doyle, Mary Kavanagh, or Mick Kehoe.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Castlebridge/ Crossabeg Community Games area is now taking entries for the County swimming finals which will be held in New Ross on Saturday, April 24. Please contact Mary McDonald on 087-9384937 by Friday, April 2 if you are interested in competing.

No entries will be accepted after this date. The county athletic finals will take place on Sunday, June 13. A date for the local area athletics will be confirmed very shortly and the schools in the area will be notified.

CLEAN-UP OF AREA

A very successful meeting on the clean-up of the Crossabeg area was held on Thursday, March 11 at Kyle Forge. There was a very good attendance and thanks are extended to all who took the time to attend and for their great enthusiasm. April has been designated as `national spring clean` month.

The next meeting will take place tonight, Wednesday, March 24 at 8 p.m at Kyle Forge before the `big clean up` which will take place on Saturday, April 10. All interested are once more welcome to attend.

GAA LOTTO

Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club had no winner of last weeks Lotto jackpot and no match three winner. The numbers drawn were 8, 9,22 and 25. This week's jackpot is ¤4,800.

FLOWER FESTIVAL

A reminder that the local 55+ club will hold their annual Easter flower festival in Kyle Forge on Tuesday next, March 30 at 2 p.m. All are most welcome. The club meets every Tuesday afternoon at the Forge from 2-4 p.m. where art and craft classes are continuing.

SOCCER

Results from last weekends games as follows, the U12A team played away to North End and won 4-1, the U12B team played at home to Moyne Rangers and lost 1-0 and the U16 side played at home to Caim United and won 7-1. The Junior A team had a Bye and the C team played away to Ferns United and drew 2-2. The Junior B team played Caim United away and won 4-0 with Neill Garry, Alex Wilson and Kieran Kearney scoring. The C team played away on St, Patricks Day to Boolavogue and lost 2-1.

DAFFODIL DAY

Friday next, March 26 is Daffodil day and people all over the country are being asked to dig deep in their pockets and support the Irish Cancer Societys big fundraiser. If you can spare an hour or two on Friday to help out in the Wexford town area, please call Kathleen on 087-6202166.

GREEN FLAG CHALLENGE

St. Patrick's national school, Crossabeg, is going all out to achieve their second green flag. Today, Wednesday (March 24) the school is holding a `low energy` day and parishioners, parents and guardians are invited along to the school. You never know but you could pick up some useful tips and ideas on how to reduce energy. In the afternoon the pupils will hold their annual spring clean and they would love to meet you in their `green corridor` on the day.

YOUTH CLUB

Crossabeg Youth club meeting will kick off at the usual time from 8.30 - 10.30 p.m this coming Friday, March 26. Parents on duty for the night are Geraldine O Connor (Leader), parent of David Gormley, mother of Cormac O` Rourke and father of James Allen. It is each parent's responsibility to ensure cover on the night. A Spring disco is scheduled for April 23.

Due to new FDYS rules members intending to attend must have their names in by Friday next, March 26 to avoid disappointment. Consent forms will shortly be issued by post. The club wishes to thank Nicky Cowman, Noreen McDermott and Dor O` Connor for their generous help in providing extra space for the members. The boys soccer final will take place on Saturday, April 10 in Enniscorthy. Further details will follow.

The club will be closed on Good Friday. Members are encouraged to vol-

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