Sunday 18 August 2019

Around the Districts

Ger Mullhall, Theresa Howlin, Mary Maher and Jackie Currid enjoying their night out at the Maritime Festival Volunteers barbecue on Friday night in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club.
Ger Mullhall, Theresa Howlin, Mary Maher and Jackie Currid enjoying their night out at the Maritime Festival Volunteers barbecue on Friday night in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club.


The Wayside Players

The Wayside Players, Blackwater are delighted to present a summer season of two one act plays: 'Losers' by Brian Friel and 'The Tinkers Wedding' by John M Synge.

These two comic shows will be presented in The Blackwater Lodge Hotel on Saturdays 15th, 22nd and 29th August, commencing at 8.30 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Macra na Feirme

Anyone interested in joining please Tel: 087 9585376 new members and old faces always welcome. Are you aged between 17 and 35 then why not join Blackwater Macra and get involved in sports, drama, travel, a wide range of competitions, socialising and other fun activities. Tel: 087 9585376.



A churchgate collection on behalf of The Irish Heart Foundation will be taken up at Crossabeg church this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16. Please give as generously as you can.

Church news

Saturday next, August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Mass will be offered up in Crossabeg church on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. The usual masses will take place on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Adoration every Monday from 1 p.m. until 7.20 p.m. with Mass at 7.30 p.m. Adoration then continues until 9 p.m. Prayer meeting every Wednesday night at the parochial house at 8 p.m.


The annual Patron to Kilmallock cemetery will take place on Sunday next, August 16 at 2 p.m. with prayers in the cemetery. The Patron in the new cemetery will begin with Mass at 3 p.m.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations and good wishes for the future to Aidan Farrell and Lauren Doyle, Monmore, Crossabeg, who were married in Oylegate church on Friday, July 31.

Congratulations and good wishes also to Julie, daughter of Anna and Tom Sullivan, Kyle, whose marriage to Paddy Sinnott took place in Crossabeg church on Friday last.

Best wishes for the future also to Kenneth, son of Mary and John Kenny, Farmhill, whose marriage to Louise Copeland, took place in Crossabeg church on Saturday last.

GAA club news

Lotto numbers drawn last week in the Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club draw were 15, 21, 23, and 25. There was no winner and no match 3 winner. Lucky dip winners were Pat O'Rourke and Thomas T Doyle. This week's Jackpot is worth €10,000. Well done to the U21 hurlers who beat Oulart in the championship semi final last week and are through to the county final.

The intermediate footballers defeated Cloughbawn on Sunday last and have qualified for the county quarter finals, with one group game to go. The intermediate hurlers play Duffry Rovers in the championship this Thursday, August 13 at 7.30 p.m in Fr. Murphy Park (The Shamrocks pitch).

Golf Classic

Crossabeg Ballymurn GAA club will hold a golf classic at Wexford Golf club on Friday, September 11. Teams of 4 cost €200 and a meal will be included in that fee. For Tee times please contact Conor Shovlin.


It has been a great time for Niall Sheil from St Killian`s Athletic Cub who followed up from his recent success in the National Masters track and field to secure a great win in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. Niall travelled to Piltown recently to compete in the last of in the Three County challenge series hosted by Carrick-on- Suir athletic club.

The leagues consists of 5 races which started in April with the Faugheen 5k. It culminated with the prestigious Piltown 10k race, a real favourite among runners with a good course and a competitive field. Niall ran a super race and had to work hard to take the win ahead of the home favourite Brian Murphy.

In a classic race Niall had to make up a 100M heading into the last mile. With 400M to go he drew level with Brian which led to a dramatic finish for the spectators. Niall dug deep to claim the win by six seconds in a nail biting finale. To top off an excellent evening Niall also won the overall series. Great achievements and great to see the work paying off. Anne-Marie Nolan and Will Doyle also travelled down to compete.

It was great to see St Killians so well represented and Anne-Marie and Will did their club proud with really strong performances. Anne-Marie finished 5th overall and Will finished 20th. Well done to all involved. Special mention must be made to Nicky Cowman who has been coaching Ireland's latest high jump sensation, Ryan Carthy Walsh who was competing in the European Youth Olympics in Estonia and who took home a silver medal with a jump of 2M.09. Congratulations from St. Killian`s AC to both Ryan and Nicky.

Community Games

This coming weekend, a number of children will represent the Area and County at the Community Games national finals in Athlone IT. Brothers Sean and Niall Reck, Ballymacshoneen, Crossabeg will compete in the Swimming competitions while Ros Walker, Tuberfinnick,Crossabeg, will compete in the Art competition. Laura Wilson, Liam O`Brien, Nathan Rossiter and Evan Gillen from the Castlebridg/Screen area will also compete in the Art and Handwriting competitions. Good luck to all.


The new soccer season is here now. Pre season training for Crossabeg AFC members will take place every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.30 p.m. All senior players should attend and new players are more than welcome.For further queries please contact John Doyle on 086-2838741.


Results of play at the community centre on Wednesday night of last week as follows:- Breda O`Brien (top score) John Meagher (1st gent) Joan Pierce/Molly Murphy (2nd gent) Stella Nolan (1st lady) Lily Thomas (2nd lady) Caitriona Cullen (3rd lady) Michael Galvin (last 3 games) Kathleen Higgins (hatchers) Eilish Darcy, Alice Devine, Stella Nolan, Michael Galvin, Joan Pierce (raffle).

Over The Water

Screen hall news

Next social dancing date is Tuesday, August 25. Admission is only €8 and refreshments are also served. Please spread the word and get your friends to go along too.

The scrap metal collection continues with the skip located in the C&C yard, from Monday to Saturday 8.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m. If you want to get rid of old cars etc please contact John on 087- 6381114 as he is available to collect items for you.

Thomas Spratt presents DAS Academy summer camp in Screen hall from August 17 to August 21 from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and it caters for children aged 5 years to 12 years. Book now and do not be disappointed. The mobile number is 086 -3266146, Facebook DAS Academy or email: This is a fun filled week of activity - DAS-Dance, Act, Sing.

Horseshoe tournament

The Ally Howlin Horseshoe tournament will take place on Sunday next, August 16 in Curracloe village, commencing at 2 p.m. Proceeds in aid of the Wexford Oncology unit at Wexford General Hospital and Curracloe Tidy village. All are welcome.

Ladies Football

Shelmalier Ladies Football Club would like to say well done to their club members who represented Wexford at the weekend playing Antrim in the Intermediate All- Ireland championship. Best of luck to the members who will receive their Leaving certificate examination results this coming Wednesday.

This is a busy week with the U12's, U16's, Junior & Senior teams all out in championship games. Good luck to all players and managers involved. Don't forget to follow the club on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with results of matches and upcoming events.

Development Lotto

Results of Curracloe United AFC Lotto draw for Sunday, August 2. The numbers drawn were 16, 20, 22 & 23. There was no jackpot winner and i match 3 winner, Neville Fanning, c/o Hotel Curracloe, who won €150. Tickets are available from local shops and club members.. The draw takes place every Sunday night.

On Sunday, August 9 the following were the results of the draw. The numbers drawn were 11, 14, 21 & 23. There was no jackpot winner and 3 match 3 winners who received €50 each, Carmal & Hazel Murphy,Glenbrien; Darragh Roche, Garrylough, Screen and Barry Murphy, Garryvarren. Next weeks Jackpot is worth €19,250 and the draw takes place in The Curracloe Roadhouse on Sunday, August 16 at 9 p.m

Community Games

Best of luck to the children representing the Area in the Community Games national finals in Athlone IT this coming weekend, Laura Wilson, Liam O`Brien, Evan Gillen (Art competition) and Nathan Rossiter in the Handwriting competition. They will be joined by Ros Walker (Art) and Niall and Sean Reck (Swimming) from the Crossabeg area.


We extend our condolences to the family of the late Rose Brothers, Ballyboggan Lower, Castlebridge, who died last weekend, especially to her husband Ken, sons Tony, Eamonn, Kenny and David, relatives and friends. Burial took place after Requiem Mass in Castlebridge church on Sunday morning last. R.I.P.

GAA action

The Shelmalier senior and junior footballers returned to championship action in the last two weeks, with the seniors taking on both St Anne's and Fethard and the juniors taking on the Shamrocks and the Starlights with the teams recording three wins and one defeat.

The senior footballers were first in action when they took on their old rivals St Anne's in Wexford Park and after a very challenging match the Rathangan men won on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-9. The final score didn't truly reflect this match as the Shels had many opportunities to win this match. St Anne's raced into an early 1-4 to 0-1 lead after twenty minutes of play but the Shels responded in the third quarter with four unanswered scores to leave only a point between the sides. An easily given away goal in the fifteenth minutes saw St Anne's take a decisive lead which they held onto to the final whistle.

The team had an improved performance when they took on Fethard in Taghmon on Friday night last, winning by 1-9 to 0-9. This was a low scoring match with the first quarter only seeing a single score from each side. However the Shels were awarded a penalty in the twentieth minute which AJ Lehane converted to give his side a three point lead which they held until the final whistle.

The seniors now turn to hurling when they take on the Faythe Harriers in Wexford on Friday night next, August 14 at 7.15 p.m and this game also doubles up as both the league final and championship match.

The Shels junior footballers travelled to Oylegate to take on the Shamrocks in the third round of the championship recently and after a very one-sided match won by 1-15 to 0-9. Conor Hearne, Neal Rossiter, Eoghan Fitzgerald, Jody Donohoe and Tony Smith gave the Shels a commanding 1-8 to 0-4 half time lead and apart from a slight recovery by the Shamrocks in the third quarter the Shels were always in control of the match.

The team travelled to Monageer on Sunday morning last in their fourth round of the junior football championship against the Starlights and had a comfortable victory of 2-19 to 0-6. Michael Feeney, Jody Donohoe, Enda Cloake, Neal Rossiter, Colin Redmond and Colin Cleary were among the scorers for the Shels.

The juniors return to hurling action this weekend when they take on the Faythe Harrriers in Wexford Park on Saturday, August 15 at 5 p.m.

The Shelmalier Junior B footballers have been making great strides in recent weeks with a number of commanding victories over St Mary's Maudlintown, and St Joseph's Wexford in the championship which has qualified them for the Wexford district semi-final against Kilmore which will be played over the weekend of August 21. All Shelmalier supporters are asked to give all their teams support over the coming weekends.

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