Sunday 19 November 2017

Around the Districts

3rd and 4th class Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts in Wexford Art Centre on Monday morning with teachers Cathy Kane, Angela Murphy Scoil Mhuire,Tricia Sparling, Susan Murphy Wexford County Council Arts Department, Elizabeth Whyte Wexford Art Centerm Catherine Bowe Wexford Art Centre and artists OOnagh Latchford Laura Ni Fhlaibhin and Pavlina Kubelkova
3rd and 4th class Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts in Wexford Art Centre on Monday morning with teachers Cathy Kane, Angela Murphy Scoil Mhuire,Tricia Sparling, Susan Murphy Wexford County Council Arts Department, Elizabeth Whyte Wexford Art Centerm Catherine Bowe Wexford Art Centre and artists OOnagh Latchford Laura Ni Fhlaibhin and Pavlina Kubelkova

Adamstown, Bree/Galbally, Clonard, Crossabeg, Glenbrien, Oylegate


Athletics Notes

The Leinster Secondary Schools T&F Championships took place last week in Santry. There were some excellent results for the club. Marguerite Furlong was 1st in the Junior Girls Discus and 1st in the Junior Girls Shot Putt. Marguerite shared the podium with her club-mate Zara Power who was 3rd in the Junior Girls Shot Putt. Triona Mooney was 3rd in the Intermediate Girls 2000m Race Walk. Joe Mooney was 1st in the Senior Boys 3000m Race Walk.

Ryan Carthy Walsh was 1st in the Intermediate Boys High Jump. Ryan has now got qualifying standard for the European Youth Olympics in Georgia in July (subject to selection by Athletic Ireland).

Well done to all the athletes who competed at the Leinster Secondary Schools Championships T&F event.

Training on Wednesday at 7:30-9:00pm for U13 and up at the Community Centre. Training on Thursday night for our youngest athletes aged 7-13 from 6:30-7:30pm and athletes who are U14 and up will train from 7:15-9:00pm at the Community Centre. Athletic Notes.

Coiste na nOg

Adamstown are hosting a club from Dublin in the Football Feile Competition which is being held in Wexford this year. To finance this and to purchase equipment for all underage levels, We are holding a Table Quiz in Cullen's Pub on Saturday 13th June at 8.30 sharp. Tables of 4 cost €40 and we have a great Door prize of a Weekend away for 2 in any Talbot Hotel of your Choice. Please come along and support!

On Thursday 14th the U14 boys beat Kilmore , The U16's lost to Our Ladys Island/ St. Fintans on Monday night and the U12's beat Fethard on Tuesday night.

The Minors have a break from matches until after the Leaving Cert exams. We wish all Our Players who are doing exams good luck. Calling all U8's, U7's and U6's! There is hurling training for boys and girls who were born in 2007, 2008 and 2009 everyTuesday night in Raheen from 7 to 8pm.

Bill Cooper R.I.P.

The community was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Bill Cooper. To his brothers John, Jim, Joe & Dick, sisters Statia, Nancy & Ann, Nieces, Nephews and extended family and his many friends in the Adamstown area our deepest sympathy. Bill's funeral mass took place in St Abbans Church on Monday 18th May with burial afterwards in Caim Cemetery. May His Gentle Soul Rest in Peace.


Scoil Mhuire Bingo

A fun bingo night and raffle will be held in Scoil Mhuire Ballyhogue this Friday May 29th at 7pm to raise funds for the children's school tour. Refreshments served. All are welcome for a night of guaranteed fun.

Ballyhogue GAA Lotto

The next Lotto draw will be held on May 27th and the Jackpot remains at €10,000. Tickets are available in all local shops and from committee members.

Parents' Association

Bree Parents' Association will hold their next used clothing collection on Sunday, 7th June 10am-2pm (Bree GAA Pitch) and Monday 8th June 8.30-9.30am (Bree Community Centre). Bree Parents' Association will hold their annual sponsored family fun walk on Sunday, 7th June 12-2 pm on the lower GAA pitch. Come along and enjoy a fun afternoon.


The Annual Patron and Field Day in Bellevue will be on Sunday, June 14th and in Galbally on Sunday, June 21st. The Patron in the Old Cemetery, Ballyhogue will be on Tuesday, June 9th at 7pm.

Bree CEP Childcare

Bree CEP is currently recruiting applicants for positions as Childcare Assistants on the project to work in Bri Beag Childcare.

Anyone interested is asked to please contact Elaine in the Bree CEP Office or your local DSP Office immediately. DSP eligibility criteria and Garda Vetting applies.

Community Games

Well done to the Bree Davidstown Community Games U10 Football team who beat Tintern in the Co Final in Glynn GAA Pitch last Sunday.

Team members are Adam Cairney, Mark Dawson, Conor O'Brien, Oscar Redmond, Ben Asple, Eamon Asple, Liam Parnell, Odhran Kehoe, Oisin Rochford, Cian McCormack, Lucas Fitzpatrick, Sean Nicholson, Padraig Doyle, Bill Quigley, Fionn Andrews and Cathal Kehoe. Team manager is Denis Asple. Their next match is against Kilkenny in Bree in early June.

Bree AC News

Well done to the two Bree AC relay teams which won bronze medals in the Leinster Relay Championships on Saturday last in Greystones. The U10 team members were Fionn Andrews, Cillian Dempsey, Oscar Redmond and Oisin Rochford. The U11 team members were Robbie Chapman, Sean Rowley, Shane Doran, Ryan Whelan and sub Oisin Rochford. Entries for U9-11 Pairs and U12, U13 Championships are due today Tuesday, 26th May.

Macra News

Anyone interested in getting involved with Bree Macra in any way can contact Aine at 0860825018, Mark at 0876919846 or alternatively can email


Parish Lotto

Results for Wednesday 20th May: winning Numbers 9, 11, 13, and 14; no Jackpot Winner; nine match 3 winners receive €72 each. Damien Gardiner, C/O Pat Kavanagh; Jacinta Bennett, Bishopswater, C/O B Concar; Liam Kavanagh, C/O Ann Tormey; Sue Cortes & Family; Emma Murphy, C/O Joan Stafford; Kay McMenamin, C/O Brenda O'Brien; Aaron Whitty, C/O Margaret Whitty; Rachel Sheil, C/O Ann Kirwan, and Helen Boyle, 33 Westgate Park, C/O Ann Tormey.

Jackpot for Wednesday 27th May is €10,500. Tickets €1.50 each at Clonard Parish Office or from any promoter. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter, please call to Clonard Parish Office to have it arranged.

church news

Dates For Your Diaries: Exam Mass. The 6pm mass on Saturday 30th May, will be a special mass in preparation for the Leaving and Junior Cert exams. Corpus Christi Procession. After the 6pm mass on Saturday 6th June, there will be a procession of the Blessed Eucharist around the grounds of Clonard Church, followed by Adoration. Saint Ibar's Cemetery, Crosstown. The annual patron will take place on Sunday 14th June at 3pm.

Pentecost In Clonard: On Sunday 24th May, beginning at 2.30pm with tea break at 5.30pm. Sunday night prayer as normal from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

Ferns Pilgrimage To Knock: On Sunday 5th July, cost include 2 meals. Adults €50, Secondary School Students €35 and Primary School Students €25. To book a place contact Sean Kinsella on 053 9123819 or Neil Foley at 087 9740120.

Diocese Of Ferns, Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage "The Way", Los Arcos-Borgos, 16th to 23rd August 2015. Limited booking with O'Leary Travel 053 9233178.

Acorn Shop in Clonard Parish Office: Communion and Confirmation items now in stock. Rosaries, Baby Gifts, Candles and Cards for all occasions.

World Day For Priests: On Friday, 12th June at 8pm, there will be a 30 minute prayer gathering at Our Lady's Island to pray for our priests. Part of an international relay of prayer (at 60 venues selected worldwide,) the people of Ferns are the prayer link between Cardigan in Wales and Oregan in the US, on this international world day for priests. Mark in the date now, discuss it with fellow parishioners who might like to join you. Invite your local priest to come along and to experience your prayerful support. You are asked to be at the island by 7.30pm.

Coffee Morning

There is a Coffee Morning in aid of MS Ireland, South Wexford Branch on Thursday 28th May from 10am to 2pm in Coolcotts Community Centre. Also, if you like, try out free yoga taster session with Helen Dunlea.


Church news

There will be a parish pilgrimage to Knock on July 5 in conjunction with the Diocese of Ferns pilgrimage which will be led by Bishop Denis Brennan. If interested please book with the parish office or Fr. Jim on 087-2119151.Daily Mass on Wednesday and Friday morning at 9.30 a.m.

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from October 23 to October 31 with visits of Bethlehem, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Nazareth and other places of interest. For bookings contact Fr. Danny McDonald on 053-9388521 of Teresa Wickham on 053-9120124. The cost is €1295, insurance €25 and a single room will cost €260.

Barn Dance

Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club will hold a Barn dance in John Cullens Grain store this coming Saturday, May 30 at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at a cost of €15 each. Your support would be much appreciated. There will be a barbeque and a full bar and music will be supplied by `The Outfit which will be followed by a D.J. There will be prizes for the best`dressed cowboy and cowgirl.

Gymnastic win

Congratulations to Sadbh Quinn, Kitestown, winner of the gold medal in the under 13 category at the county finals of the Community Games gymnastic competitions held at Gorey Gymnastic club on Sunday last. Sadbh will now go forward to represent her Area and County at the national finals to be held in Athlone in August. We wish her well.


Oylegate/Glenbrien Camogie club will host 'The Cube' competition on Saturday, June 6 at 8.30 p.m in The Riverbank Hotel, Wexford. Tickets cost €10 each and there is also a door prize on the night. The committee will be out selling tickets in the coming weeks. If any business wishes to sponsor one of the games for The Cube please get in touch with one of the committee members.


A reminder that the annual summer season of Whist drives will re-commence in the community centre this coming Wednesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. sharp. Your support would be welcome. Refreshments are served.


A cool and blustery evening is what greeted Wexford's elite road runners on Friday week last for the County Senior road championships held in Enniscorthy. It was always going to be a competitive fare with a number of athletes showing good form lately.

Niall Sheil for St. Killian`s club had a great race to finish in third place in a time of 32 minutes 50 seconds. It just shows the calibre of the race that the first three runners ran under 33 minutes with Slaney Olympics Ger Forde taking the win and Myles Gibbons from SBR in second place. Niall felt disappointed having finished behind Gibbons as he had beaten him on many occasions before.

But on Friday last at the Masters championships in Our Ladys Island, his revenge was sweet as he finished 40 metres ahead of the SBR man to take the title. The 2 lap 6k course was testing and after the first lap it was Niall with SBR athletes Paul Lunch and Myles Gibbons pilling on the pace leading the field. With a kilometre to go Niall took the lead to take the win ahead of Myles and Paul.

Club Chairman Padraig Moriarty had a great race and worked really hard after a tough weeks training to come in second place in his category and 24th overall.

Niall also travelled to Enniscorthy on Sunday morning to take part in the Vinegar Hill 5 mile race in aid of St Senan`s national school. He finished the weekend off well to take the win.

Juvenile athletics

Training for juvenile members of St. Killian`s A.C. continues every Monday and Thursday evening from 7-8.15 p.m. New members are always welcome. A reminder to all Community Games athletes who have qualified for the county finals to be held in Bree on Saturday, June 13 that training for them takes place every Monday evening at the community field from 7-8.15 p.m. The local Games committee wish to thank the coaches from St. Killian`s for allowing the children to train with their athletes.

GAA club notes

Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club Lotto numbers last week were 2, 8, 23 and 27. There was no winner and the match three winners were Jenny Carlyle and Jack and Aaron Fagan. This week's Jackpot is worth €10,000.

Hard luck to the Intermediate hurlers who lost to Oylegate in the championship last Saturday. Well done to the Junior B hurlers who had a good win against St Annes in the district championship on Friday. They play St Martins away this evening, Tuesday, May 26 at 7.30 p.m , also in the district championship.

Be vigilant

A reminder to all householders to be extra vigilant this coming bank holiday weekend. If you see any suspicious activity in your area, please inform the Gardai. Lets all work together to keep our parish safe.

notes dealine

Anyone with news items for the Crossabeg notes are reminded that they must be emailed to or you can contact Anne on 086-1980775. As this is a bank holiday weekend, items are needed by 12 noon on Friday next, May 29.


Parents Association

The will be a social gathering in the Big Tree Lounge for all those who took part or helped out in any way with the Fund raising Fashion Show anyone who sponsored adds in the programme, modeled on the evening, or took tables in the ballroom to promote their businesses sold or bought tickets, or helped in any way. More information on the night. next week.

Camogie Club Fundraiser

We will be hosting 'The Cube' on Saturday 6th June at 8.30pm in The Riverbank Hotel, Wexford. Tickets €10 with a door prize on the night. The committee will be out selling tickets in the coming weeks. If any business wishes to sponsor one of the games for The Cube please get in touch with one of the committee members. Hope to see you all there!

Story Telling Group

Tee next Story Telling session will take place in the Old school centre on Wednesday 27th May at 8,00pm. All are welcome young and old, do come along and join us and enjoy a lovely evening of entertainment singing, story telling and music.

Community Text Alert.

At the moment we are canvasing all the houses in the community to see if the householder s would be interested in a Community Text alert. It is envisaged that we will hold a public meeting to explain how this would be rolled out and work in Glenbrien. More information in the coming weeks

A.A. Glenbrien

the A.A. group in Glenbrien will hold an open public meeting in the Holy Family School in Glenbrien with Alan on paticipation on Saturday 4th July at 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to the meeting Tea and Coffee will be served afterwards.


holocaust survivor

Tomi Reichental was born in 1935 in Piestany Slovakia. In 1944 he was captured and deported to Bergen, Belsen Concentration Camp, with his mother, grandmother, brother, aunt, and cousin.

When he was liberated in April 1945, he discovered taht 35 members of his extended family was murdered. Grandparents, uncles aunts and cousins died in the holocaust.

Since 2004 Tomi has travelled up and down the country to speak about his experience in schools, third level institutions, and to different groups of people.

Tomi will be in Oylegate Community centre on Friday June 5th at 8.00pm. There is a minimal charge of €5 and the proceeds will go to The Hope Cancer Support Centre in Enniscorthy and to the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland.

For more information on the event please contact 053 9233638 or 086 8803452.

Camogie Club Fundraiser

We will be hosting 'The Cube' on Saturday June 6th at 8.30pm in The Riverbank Hotel, Wexford. Tickets €10 with a door prize on the night. The committee will be out selling tickets in the coming weeks. If any business wishes to sponsor one of the games for The Cube please get in touch with one of the committee members. Hope to see you all there!

Michael O'Connor r.i.p.

Oylegate community and surrounding areas were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Michael O'Connor Tinnahask Oylegate on Sunday May 18th. His remains were removed to St David's Church Oylegate on Tuesday for 12 o'clock funeral mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Deepest sympathy is extended to his wife, son, daughters, grandchildren other relatives and friends. May he Rest in Peace.

gaa Lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot held in The Slaney Inn, Oylegate on Wednesday May13th. The next draw will be held in Mernagh's Lounge Oylegate on Wednesday May 27th. Tickets cost just €2 each available from club members.

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