Friday 23 August 2019

Around the Districts

Miriam Hearne, Shendah Moran and Fleur Moran enjoying Ladies day at Wexford Racecourse on Saturday afternoon.
Miriam Hearne, Shendah Moran and Fleur Moran enjoying Ladies day at Wexford Racecourse on Saturday afternoon.

Crossabeg, Over the Water


Summer Barbeque

A summer barbeque will take place at Foleys pub on Sunday next, August 2 from 7 p.m. till late. There will be live music too. The event is being organised by the local Soccer club. There will also be a raffle during the evening with great prizes on offer, including two nights away in a hotel. All are welcome. A reminder also that pre-season training is taking place every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m.

Story Telling

The next session of good music, story telling and recitations will take place at Kyle Forge on Sunday next, August 2 with proceedings beginning at 8 p.m. All are welcome and refreshments are also served.

Masters champion

Niall Sheil has been putting his athletic club St. Killian`s on the map again. Niall was in action in Tullamore on Sunday last and despite the atrocious weather took to the starting line for the Masters 1500M final. It was obvious from the firing of the gun that he wanted this one and indeed he was never passed in the race. He finished in first place with 30M to spare over his rivals. This was indeed a very impressive win, so well done Niall.


Last week was a very successful week for the Oylegate/Glenbrien club. On Monday night the U16 girls defeated The Duffry by 6 points, while on Tuesday night the Intermediate had a comprehensive fourteen points win over St. Ibars. On Wednesday night the U14 girls defeated St. Annes on a massive scoreline of 5.9 to 2.1.At the time of going to press the Intermediate women and U12 girls still had to play Blackwater on Friday night and Saturday morning respectively.

Please keep an eye on the club's Facebook page, Oylegate/Glenbrien Camogie Club for up to date fixtures and results. Best of luck to all the girls taking part in the Cúl Camps over the coming weeks


We extend our condolences to Mrs. Margo Carley, St. Patricks Terrace, Crossabeg,and Mr. Pat Dillon, Kyle, on the death of their Mother, Mrs. Mary Dillon, Ballybrennan, Bree, whose funeral took place to Bree cemetery after Requiem Mass in Bree church on Thursday of last week. Our condolences also to the family of the late Jack Carroll, Slaneylodge, Crossabeg, who died at Wexford General hospital on Monday of last week, following a recent illness.

His funeral took place to Crossabeg cemetery after Requiem Mass in Crossabeg church on Thursday of last week. He is survived by his daughter Ann, sons John, Tony and Liam, grandchildren, sister, relatives and friends. R.I.P.

Charity fundraiser

Well known entertainer Stephen Murphy is undertaking a parachute jump on behalf of the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis. Just contact Stephen if you would like to sponsor him or would like a sponsorship card. He can be contacted on 087-2670313 or you can contact Ian on 087-6091667.

Over The Water

Soccer camp

This is the last week to book online for the FAI Summer Soccer Camp which will take place at Bridge Rovers Soccer club from August 10 to August 14 inclusive. Log on now to to avoid disappointment and to be guaranteed a stylish Sports World soccer kit.

Ladies Football

Shelmalier Ladies Football club would like to wish the Wexford U16 girls the very best of luck in the All-Ireland final on Wednesday, June 29 when they take on Leitrim in Clane, Co. Kildare at 7 p.m, especially members of the club who are on the panel, Sarah Harding- Kenny, Megan Scallan, Siobhan Doolan, Sadbh McCarthy and selector Nikki Scallan.

Well done to club girls Roisin Murphy, Ciara Neville, Kellie Kearney and Maeve Quill who represented Wexford on Saturday last when they played London in the first round of the All- Intermediate championship.

Annual Mass

The annual Mass for the deceased members of Castlebridge Show committee will take place on Sunday next, August 2 at 10.30 a.m. in Castlebridge church.

Social Dancing

Social dancing takes place in Screen hall tonight, Tuesday, July 28 from 9.30 p.m. Step it out on the dance floor with The Moynihans. Refreshments are also served. Admission is €8. Please go along and support your local hall. A big thank you to all who attended last months dance which was a great success.

Senior hurling league

It took over 160 minutes of outstanding hurling over two matches to separate the Shelmalier senior hurlers from their opponents Buffers Alley in the senior hurling league semi-final. These two sides first met in Monamolin the previous week which failed to get a result after extra time so there was great excitement and anticipation among the large attendance for the second match between the sides when they met in Hollymount on Friday night last.

Joe Kelly and James Cash got to Shels off to an early lead and when Joe got his sides first goal in the twentieth minute to put his side into a commanding lead. With Ciaran O Shaughnessy and Conor Byrne adding further points, the home team led by 1-5 to 0-5 at half time.

Joe Kelly and Conor Byrne (2) pointed early on the resumption but the Alley soon levelled matters 1-8 each after 10 minutes and they soon extended their lead to 4 points going into the final quarter. However the Shels team showed great determination and three unanswered points in the closing minutes from Joe Kelly, Jody Donohoe and James Cash 1-13 each put the match into extra time for the second week running.

In a dramatic and exciting final of 20 extra minutes of play in almost total darkness and torrential rain there was ever only the slimmest of margins between the sides, with late points from Joe Kelly and Jody Donohoe which saw the Shelmaliers win by 1-19 to 1-17.

other GAA action

The Shelmaliers claimed the Division 4 football league title for 2015 with a convincing 2-15 to 0-7 victory over the Volunteers in Killurin on Sunday evening last. Derek Walsh, Tony Smith, Liam Donnelly and AJ. Lehane were on the scoreboard for the Shelmaliers before their opponents opened their account in the twelfth minute of play. With further points from Alan Griffith, Tony Smith, Aaron Murphy and AJ Lehane the Shelmaliers led by 0-11 to 0-1 at half time. In the first minute of the resumption Derek Walsh fired to the Vols net after good play from Paraic O`Leary and James Cash.

The Volunteers came back into the game with four unanswered points in the next fifteen minutes. However, it was too little too late with the Shelmaliers winning easily by 2-15 to 0-7 on the final whistle. Shelmalier club person and county board member Ibar Murphy presented the cup to Shelmalier captain Emmet O Leary.

The Shelmaliers took on local rivals Glynn/Barntown in the first round of the under 21 hurling championship in Killurin on Wednesday evening last with the home team winning by 2-12 to 1-8 after a challenging game. Conor Hearne got the Shelmaliers on the scoreboard with a point in the second minute of play, but Glynn/Barntown soon responded with a goal and six points before Conor Hearne converted two further points for the Shels.

Glynn/Barntown continued to dominate and they led by 2-7 to 0-6 at half time. A goal from Liam Rockett in the tenth minute gave the Shelmaliers some hope of a recovery, however,Glynn/Barntown continued to dominate and ran out winners by 2-12 to 1-8 to go through to the next round.

Development Lotto

Results of lotto draw on Sunday last for Curracloe United AFC. The numbers drawn were 6, 20, 23 & 28.

There was no Jackpot winner and 2 match 3 winners who received €75 each, Caroline Curran, Ballyvaloo and Grace McKenna, Ballinablake, Curracloe. Next weeks Jackpot stands at €18,750 and the draw will take place in The Curracloe Tavern on Sunday next, August 2 at 9 p.m.

Soccer training

Curracloe United mens and youths soccer teams are now back in training every Tuesday and Thursday evening. New members are welcome to these sessions. Schoolboy and schoolgirls teams will be returning shortly to training. If interested, new members should contact Don on 086-1079608 for further details.

Flower Arranging

Over 60 people attended a very interesting flower arranging demonstration and exhibition in the idyllic and historical surroundings of Ardcolm Church of Ireland, Castlebridge on Tuesday evening of last week.

Renowned flower arranger Mr. Fergus Hemmingway outlined the techniques and skills needed to produce an attractive flower arrangement. With particular emphasis on the church and home settings Fergus constructed from start to finish a large array of displays on the night. While suitable for these occasions Fergus emphasised that any arrangement can be easily adapted to different occasions and by using the particular flowers and greenery for that time of year.

There was great excitement when Fergus held a free raffle for each of the magnificent arrangements he had produced on the night.

This event was organized by the Castlebridge Show committee as part of their programme of events to celebrate the seventy fifth anniversary of the first show which was held in Castlebridge village in August 1940 and has continued each year ever since. The show committee would like to sincerely thank Fergus for his most interesting talk.

Annual Show

The Castlebridge Horticultural Show takes place in Castlebridge village on Sunday, August 9 and the show committee is encouraging the people of the parish to enter items for the show in the large range of categories available.


The adult teams had mixed fortunes last week, with the Seniors beating Glynn-Barntown by 3-17 to 0-2 while the Intermediates lost to Oylegate-Glenbrien.

Well done to the Under-16s who beat Oulart-The Ballagh by 4-8 to 0-4, and hard luck to the Under-14s who lost the county semi-final to St. Martin's on a 2-6 to 0-6 scoreline.

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