Monday 16 September 2019

Around the Districts


Camogie news

Best of luck to the intermediate team as they begin the championship against St.Ibars on Tuesday 23rd June at 7.30pm in Hollymount. All support would be greatly appreciated.

The club would like to try and get as many entries as possible in the star coaching competition in the Wexford People. Can people try to collect the tokens and enter the draw to see if we can win a coaching session with Lee Chin or Conor McDonald.


GAA news

The numbers drawn in last weeks lotto on behalf of Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club were 20, 21, 22, and 27. There was no winner and no match 3. Lucky dip winners were Maggie Scallan and Joanne O'Leary. This weeks Jackpot is worth €10,000.

The All- Ireland Feile Na Peil takes place in Wexford, Wicklow and Carlow next weekend. Crossabeg/Ballymurn club will be hosting the U14 boys team from Enniskillen Gaels in Co. Fermanagh, while the girls club will host a team from Limerick. The boys will play two matches in Carnew on Friday evening at 5 p.m and 6 p.m and the girls will play in Blackwater that evening.

On Saturday morning visiting teams play their host clubs, with Crossabeg/Ballymurn boys playing Enniskilleen Gaels while the girls will play their Limerick visitors. Both games will be played in the local pitch in Ballymurn.

There will be a parade of the four teams at 10 a.m in the pitch followed by the two games. Please go along and support all the boys and girls.

Thanks to all who helped in the pitch over the last few weeks painting etc. and to the families who will host the visitors over the weekend.

Best of luck to all the boys and girls and lets hope they all have a great weekend.

Golf Classic

Enniscorthy Lions club are holding their annual golf classic on Friday, July 3. Proceeds from same will go to the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis. Your support would be appreciated.

Vintage news

The Over The Water Vintage Club are planning a bus trip to the All- Ireland Vintage Rally in Street, Co. Westmeath on Sunday, July 12.

Bus seats will be filled on a "first come, first served" basis. For further details please contact Nicky on 086-2847368 or Martin on 085-1740984.


The annual Patron to Crossabeg cemetery will take place on Saturday, July 4. Weather permitting, Mass will be celebrated in the cemetery at 7 p.m.

Anyone wishing to have their deceased loved ones prayed for should hand in names to the parochial house.


At the Leinster juvenile (14-19 years) individual events held in Tullamore last weekend, St. Killian`s athlete Amy Forde finished in third place in the Discus U16 final and came home with the bronze medal. Her distance was 23.69m.

Amy also competed in the Shot Putt event.

Club mate Cian Kinlough competed in the U14. 800M, the Long Jump and High Jump competitions and finished in fourth place in the 800M. Victoria Hawkins competed in the U17 Shot Putt event.

Pilgrimage to Knock

Fr. Jim Finn, P.P. will lead a parish pilgrimage to Knock on July 5 in conjunction with the Diocese of Ferns pilgrimage which will be led by Bishop Denis Brennan. The bus will leave Ballymurn at 6 a.m. and travel on to Crossabeg for 6.15 a.m.

The group will stop for breakfast in Tullamore and also stop there again on the return journey for dinner. The total cost, all inclusive is €55. Anyone wishing to travel should contact the parish office on 91-38103 or Fr. Jim on 087-2119151

Homecoming Week

The Crossabeg Homecoming week will take place from Monday, July 6 to Saturday, July 11 inclusive. The organising committee are busy drawing up a programme of events, catering for all age groups, young and older alike.

On Monday, July 6 there will be "dancing at the crossroads" at Kilpatrick at 7.30 p.m. and there will also be a raffle during the evening. A great nights entertainment is guaranteed.

Then on Tuesday, July 7 all eyes will be focused on the Festival Queen contestants. This event will be held in Sinnotts field (opposite Foleys bar) and the contestants for the event will be escorted on to the field in horse drawn carriages, led by a lone piper.

This event is open to all young ladies aged between 18 and 26 years , from those living in the parish and beyond. To enter please contact Mary on 087-2737233 or Kathleen on 087-2647169. Supporters are also invited to dress up in vintage dress, which is optional, for the occasion. There will be a barbeque, Celtic music and a raffle. Again proceedings begin at 7.30 p.m.

On Wednesday, July 8 at 7.30 p.m. the community field is the venue for underage hurling and soccer matches. As well as that there will be Horseshoe competitions and Skittles events taking place. Plenty to keep all members of the family entertained. Again a raffle will be held. Thursday evening is free.

On Friday, July 10 there will be a Poker session and raffle in Foleys bar at 8.30 p.m. Then the weeks events will draw to a close on Saturday, July 11 with the "Grand Finale" - the presentation of medals by the newly crowned Festival Queen to the underage hurling and soccer winners. This will take place once again in Sinnotts field at 9 p.m.

There will be a casual music session, a barbeque and raffle later on in Foleys bar. Parishioners are asked to lend their support.


We extend our condolences to Darragh O`Reilly and family, Crory, Crossabeg, on the death of his Father, Mr. Patrick O`Reilly, Crory (formerly of 70, St. Patricks Road, Greenhills, Dublin 12) A retired Garda, he was pre-deceased by his wife Phyllis and daughter Karen, and is survived by Darragh, Aisling and Karl.

Prayers were offered up in Mackens Funeral home on Monday evening and his remains will be removed today, Tuesday, for Funeral Mass and burial in Dublin, R.I.P.

New Arrival

We send our congratulations to Siobhan and Johnny Cloney, Kyle, on the birth of a baby girl, born last week.

Over The Water

Soccer Camp

The FAI Sports World Soccer camp takes place in Curracloe from July 6 to July 10 inclusive and will include a Goalkeepers camp. You can book online at Sumersoccerschools.IE or call 1850 653 653.

Golf Classic

Enniscorthy Lions Club are holding their annual Golf Classic on Friday, July 3. The proceeds from this years event will go to the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis.

Art summer camp

An Art summer camp takes place from Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Castlebridge Community Centre. This camp is suitable for children from 7 to 11 years old. The cost is €50 and activities will include drawing, painting, marbling, tie n dye, clay modelling, card making, doll making, collage, construction, learning about famous artists and much more. To book please call 087- 6996698. Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

GAA club notes

The Shelmalier junior hurlers continued their recent good run with a convincing 3-16 to 2-7 victory over Bannow/Ballymitty in the fifth round of the junior hurling league played in Hollymount on Saturday last.

Four early points from Conor Hearne (2) and Darren Malone (2) gave the early initiative to the home team, but Bannow fought back with a goal and two points to regain the upper hand. However, the Shels scored two further points before Conor Byrne fired to the roof of the Bannow net in the twentieth minute.

With five points separating the sides at half time 1-10 to 1-5 the Shels continued their dominance with three further points from Conor Byrne before Jody Donohoe got his side's second goal in the tenth minute. It was all Shelmalier play in the last quarter and they ran out easy winners on a score line of 3-16 to 2-7.

The senior hurlers take on the Rapps from Enniscorthy in Hollymount tonight (Tuesday) in the fifth round of the senior hurling league starting at 8 p.m. Your support would be appreciated.

Shelmalier players Brian Malone, Eoghan Nolan and Simon Donohoe lined out with the Wexford senior football team on Sunday last in Mullingar and a great performances was given by all three players. Simon and Brian defended very well in the half back line while Eoghan was very dangerous in the forward line. Unfortunately, the final result did not accurately reflect the pattern of the game.

Rackard League

There were great celebrations in Wexford Park on both Monday and Wednesday evenings of last week when the camogie girls and hurling boys from the nationals schools completed the Rackard League double with victories over St Martins and Ferns respectively.

The outstanding girls were always in control and ran out easy winners. However it was not as easy for the boys who put in an outstanding first half performance and had to defend with great might to win by the narrowest of margins.

It is a great achievement for all the pupils and teachers and congratulations to all on winning the hurling and camogie double.

Feile Peil

After months of planning and preparation Feile Peil finally starts on Friday afternoon next when the Shelmaliers welcome a total of six teams to Hollymout in both boys and girls football competition.

The action kicks off on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m when the first round of matches take place and these matches will continue to approximately 6.30 p.m. The action continues on Saturday morning between 11 a.m. and 12 noon with the next rounds taking place at other venues in the county.

It is a great honour for the club to host the first round of the Feile competition in Hollymount and they would like to invite you and your family members to visit on both Friday and Saturday and witness the excitement of this national competition. The club would like to thank the many members, parents and supporters who have worked so hard to prepare for this great occasion.

The under 14 hurlers travelled to Offaly on Saturday last to take part in the National Feile hurling blitz and the boys had some great battles with both Tommy Larkins Galway and Round Towers Dublin. An enjoyable day was had by the team and the many supporters who travelled with the team to Offaly.

Vintage news

The Over The Water Vintage Club are planning a bus trip to the All- Ireland Vintage Rally in Street, Co. Westmeath on Sunday, July 12. Bus seats will be filled on a "first come, first served" basis. For further details please contact Nicky on 086-2847368 or Martin on 085-1740984.

Summer Camp

Bookings are now open for the FAI summer soccer camp at Bridge Rovers AFC club, taking place from August 10 to August 14 inclusive. Log on now to to book. To avoid disappointment early booking is essential.

Text Alert meeting

Castlebridge Text Alert committee are inviting parishioners wishing to avail of the Text Alert service to attend a registration night in Castlebridge community centre on Tuesday, June 30 between 7.30-8.30 p.m.

Screen 15 party

The Screen 15 party gets underway on Saturday next, June 27 at 2 p.m. It kicks of with some cultural performances including mumming, step dancing and Irish dancing. There will be a kids disco featuring D.J. Katie and some serious music featuring John Kenny, Static, and The Recession Heirs culminating with a late disco in the hands of D.J. Nigel.

There will be mouth watering burgers etc available all day not to mention an abundance of soft drinks and for dessert there will be a monster raffle. All is needed now is good weather to make this an enjoyable and fun occasion for all members of the family. So parishioners are urged to give their support.

Social Dancing

Screen`s own 'Theresa & the Stars' will provide the music for the next social dancing evening taking place in Screen Hall on Tuesday, June 30 at 9.30 p.m. Admission is €8 and refreshments will be served. So please put this date in your diary and spread the word.

Ladies Football

Well done to the Shelmalier U10's who had a great time last weekend in the Curragh, competing in a Blitz. Thanks to all who participated in the table quiz on Friday night in Freddie's. All proceeds will go to the Feile fund.

Thanks to the Castlebridge Pharmacy who have sponsored a new set of jerseys for the U14 girls. Colm was in the pitch last Thursday to present the set to the girls and management.

Feile 2015 kicks off this Friday in Hollymount with both the girls and boys playing the teams they are hosting. Hollymount will be a hive of activity on Friday so please drop over to support the Shelmaliers.

Best of luck to the minor girls who play Ballyhogue in the second round of the minor championship this evening (Tuesday) in Ballyhogue at 6.30 p.m. Any member who has not paid up their membership are reminded to do so as soon as possible to ensure they are registered to play games.

Curracloe School news

Last week was a very proud week for Curracloe national school. Both girls and boys teams and their team mates from Screen and Castlebridge won their Rackard League finals in Wexford Park. Everyone enjoyed two very exciting matches. Children involved were Keeva Campbell, Katie Feeney, Nicole Harding Kenny, Danielle O'Leary, Caoimhe Parker, Lily Stoutt, Barry Cloake, Brian Donohoe, Paul Hearne, Cathal Harding, Aaron Kinsella, Corey Lawlor & Conor Roche. The huge commitment from the parents and everyone involved was much appreciated and contributed to the success of the teams. Many congratulation to all involved.

On Wednesday, June 17 past pupil Jack Tim Murphy presented the children from second to sixth classes with their swimming certificates. Parents Jessie and Esther O'Connor also called in to formally present the iPads to the school. Jessie & Esther ran the Dublin City marathon earlier in the school year and very generously raised money for the iPads.

Fifth and sixth class pupils would like to sincerely thank Mick Garry for giving up his time again this year to give the benefit of his knowledge of First Aid. They have completed a 10 week course and are well equipped to handle emergency situations thanks to Mick. Mick presented the children with their certificates on Wednesday last.

First, second, third and fourth class pupils travelled to New Ross last week on their outing and the trip included a river cruise on the Galley, followed by a picnic in the park and a visit to the Dunbrody Famine Ship. The day was rounded off with a visit to the maze at Dunbrody Abbey.

Screen school news

A reminder to book your place at the summer camps in Screen national school which take place from Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14 inclusive. The session take place from 10 a.m to 2.30 p.m daily. Places are limited so its first come, first served. The cost is €50 for the first child and €45 for subsequent children in a family. For further details please contact the school on 053- 9137142 or

Congratulations to all the pupils and teachers on receiving the European Blue Star Flag Award and 'Award for Maths and Science Excellence'. A huge amount of work went into the projects and a flag raising ceremony took place on Monday after the end of year Mass to mark the occasion.

Dont forget that this Wednesday, June 24 will be "Bling your bike" day. Children are invited to get creative and jazz up their bikes using re-cycled materials. There will be prizes on the day for the most creative bikes. The bikes will be on display in the school yard from 1.30 -3.15 p.m, so if you are on the school run please drop in for a look. Remember, be safe, be seen, be careful.

It was a proud moment for the local schools last week, with the boys and girls teams winning the Rackard League finals. Thanks to Miss Nessa Gately and Miss Anne Dempsey (mentors of the girls team) and Miss Amanda Bolger, mentor of the boys team.


A big congratulations to the Rackard League girls who brought the first camogie title back to the parish since 1993 with an exciting 5-3 to 1-4 win over Ferns in Innovate Wexford Park on Monday of last week.

Well done also to the boys who followed their good example by completing the double against the same opponents and at the same venue two nights later.

One member of the successful camogie team, Aoife Doyle, had the distinction of playing in the half-time game in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny on Sunday. Well done Aoife!

The new black and amber gear is available to buy from Anne-Marie Kelly (087-2419712) or Therese Sheil (086-3712224).

The prices are as follows: under-age skort, €15 with free socks; adult skort, €20 with free socks; anyone who brings in €50 on their sponsorship card for the camogathon will receive €5 off the price of their skort.

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