Saturday 25 November 2017

Around the Districts


Gaa Notes

This weeks Lotto numbers were 7, 8, 16 & 18. One lucky Jackpot winner Lena Larrissy. Match 3s: Pauline Cummins and Alan O'Leary

Fixture: Intermediate hurling 1/4 final V Adamstown fixed for Sunday 27th at 2.30pm in Bellfield.

Hertitage News

Ballymurn heritage Committee in preparation of 1916 Celebrations are seeking any local information on any members in the area who were actively involved or would like to share their knowledge of that period. Contact Martina on 0863360870.

Knitter Knatters

Crochet for beginners in the club house with Ballymurn Knittern Knatters at 10.30am starting Wednesday 23rd September. Free of charge, Contact Ann on 0872181025.

Vintage News

The Over the Water Vintage Club will hold their Autumn Road Run for tractors. Cars and motorbikes on Sunday 11th October. Registration is at 12 noon in Castlebridge Community Centre. In aid of Castlebridge Day Centre and Castlebridge Parish funds.



Blackwater Vintage Club's annual Vintage Threshing Day will take place in Blackwater Village on Saturday 3rd October at 1pm. Other attractions include vintage display, live Music & dancing, bottle stall, dog show and refreshments will be served. A great family day out is guaranteed. Proceeds to Blackwater Tidy Towns.



Results of play at the community centre on Wednesday night of last week as follows:- the top score winners were Michael Galvin and Betty Shanahan. Other winners were Mary Dunbar (last gent) Molly Murphy (2nd gent) Kathleen Hayes (3rd gent) Stella Nolan (1st lady) Annette Robinson (2nd lady) Kathleen McDonald/Eilish Darcy (3rd lady) Pat Sexton (hatchers) Mary McArdle (last 3 games) Molly Murphy, Paddy Wickham, Kathleen McDonald, Michael Galvin (raffle).

Many thanks to each and everyone who supported the Whist sessions over the summer months, to those who attended so regularly and all who provided refreshments and helped out with the catering. Whist sessions will resume in Glynn hall this Wednesday night, September 23 at 8 p.m.

Church news

Daily Mass every Wednesday and Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. The parish pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday next, September 27 and the bus will leave Crossabeg at 6.20 a.m. Contact the parish office if interested in travelling. A meeting for parents and guardians of children who are to receive their First Holy Communion in 2016 will be held at Kyle Forge this Thursday evening, September 24 at 8 p.m.

55+ club

The local 55+ club has resumed activities and the members meet at Kyle Forge from 2-4 p.m. every Tuesday. New members are always welcome.

Halloween party

The Halloween House of Terror party in aid of the new Crossabeg/Ballymurn community centre will take place in the community centre at Kyle on Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31. This year the House of Terror is part of the Wexford Festival Opera Fringe events. Anyone who wishes to take part in the event or would like to help out with the organisation of same should contact Seamus Kehoe on 085-1280970 or Pat Gately on 086-3715000. All help welcome.

Choir Rehearsals

Choir rehearsals have resumed and take place every Thursday evening at 7.30 p.m. in Crossabeg church. The choir will resume singing at the 11.15 a.m. Mass every Sunday morning. New members are always welcome.

Dates for the Diary

The annual Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish will take place on December 13 at Ferrycarrig hotel. A Coffee morning will be held on Saturday, October 17 in Kyle Forge to help offset the cost of organising the popular event. Further details next week.

GAA notes

Congratulations to Lena Larrissy who was the lucky winner of the €10,000 jackpot in the Crossabeg/Ballymurn lotto draw.The winning numbers were 7, 8,16 and 18. Match three winners were Pauline Cummins and Alan O`Leary. This week's Jackpot is worth €5,000.

Well done to the Intermediate A footballers who defeated Realt na Mara in the quarter final on Saturday last. The locals played with plenty of pace and skill winning on a 1-17 to 0-7 scoreline. The team played in a new set of Jerseys kindly sponsored by Liam Eviston, Rapid Locksmiths Ltd. Best of luck to the Intermediate hurlers in their quarter final encounter versus Adamstown on Sunday next at 2.30 p.m in Bellefield.

Hard luck to the U16 hurlers who lost to Geraldine O'Hanrahans in the Shield semi-final last weekend. Thanks to the players and mentors for all their efforts during the year.

Thanks to all who took part in the clubs Golf Classic held at Wexford Golf Club recently. Thanks to all the sponsors for their generous support. Well done to the winning team on the day John, Walter and Michael Cummins and Brian O'Connor. A big thank you to Conor Shovlin and Pat O'Rourke for all their hard work in organising everything.


Village Renewal group

Glenbrien Village Renewal Group are undertaking a fund raising venture which can be described as combining educational with personal and social development. Essentially the exercise involved consists of participants writing a letter addressed to a recipient of their own choosing, to be delivered in 40 years' time, hence the notion of a 'Time capsule'.

The letter writer could narrate to a person or institution, of forty years hence into the future, what Glenbrien's current social, economic, cultural or political situation is and could express what their hopes and aspirations for the future forty years might be.

Purpose of fund raising-The main project of Glenbrien Village renewal is to establish a Children's playground in the village on the site which Wexford Co. Council has leased to the group. Planning permission has now been granted for the children's playground. The group has also to pay considerable expenses of Insurance cover and of annual audit fees. The 'Letter writing' placed in a Time capsule is intended to help defray some of our costs. It is also felt that the exercise can contribute in a holistic way to life in the parish and to the student development.

Location and durability of the Time capsule-Local and reputable builders have undertaken to build an appropriate Time capsule which is fit for purpose. It will be damp proofed and rigorously strenghtened in order to survive 40 years duration. The letters will be hermetically sealed when being placed into the capsule. The capsule will be located in a clearly marked public position in the village of Glenbrien with a sun dial mounted onto it to symbolically measure out the passage of 40 years' time.

Stamp fee. Each envelope may contain up to 5 different addressees. A single page letter to each of the five addressees can be placed into the envelope at a fee charge of €5. Delivery will occur in October 2055.

Timings. The letters will be collected from Glenbrien National School, or, may be hand delivered to any committee member of Glenbrien Village Renewal, in order to be sealed prior to placement into the capsule, before the School Halloween break at end of October 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions Who will I write to and about what? Are two of the most frequent. Grandparents and parents could be expected to write to their grand children and children sending their best wishes and hopes for the future maybe saying a bit describing an average day of 2015. Institutions such as Fine Gael local committee and their counterparts in Fianna Fail could be envisaged writing to each other maybe enquiring "I thought you'd be gone by now" or other such convivial greetings. Failing all that, its probably better to write to someone you like than someone you dislike.

Text Alert

Following consultation with our local engineer the text alert signs have now been put up around the community. They have been placed on the approach roads as well as at significant areas around the community.

We will be holding a launch night on 9th October at 8pm in the Old School Community Centre in Glenbrien. We encourage as many people as possible to attend on the night as it will be a chance to learn how text alert works and to ask any questions that you may have. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Parents Association

The Parents Association are hosting our Meet and Greet for the new Parents in the school on 29th Septmber Tuesday night at 8.00pm. All Parents of all children in all classes are also welcome to come along and join us for an informal chat and refreshments on the night, Wee would welcome any ideas for activities and events for the children in the coming months. Looking forward to seeing all the parents on the night The P.A.

Over The Water

Castlebridge Show

Castlebridge Show committee are hosting a talk on how to preserve fruit and vegetables with Rose Hurley on Thursday, October 8 at 8 p.m in the community centre, Castlebridge. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

The committee wishes to extend their sincere sympathies to the families of Maudie Kehoe, Ardcavan; Pat Doyle, Coole and Patricia Mahon, Glasganny on their recent bereavements.


Partners 45 for turkeys will resume in Hotel Curracloe, on Thursday, October 1 at 9 p.m. There will be an open draw and all are welcome. You must play 6 nights to qualify to play for the Christmas final. Why not go along, a great night of fun is guaranteed.

ICA meeting

The first meeting of the Castlebridge ICA Guild will be held in the community centre, Castlebridge on Monday, September 21 at 8 p.m. Members and new members welcome.

Autumn Outing

The Over the Water Vintage Club will hold their annual Autumn outing on Sunday, October 11. Check-in is at the community centre in Castlebridge at 12 noon. All makes of tractors are welcome, as well as anyone wishing to travel on bicycles, in cars etc. Proceeds from the day will be divided between the Day Care centre in Castlebridge and the local parish funds. Your support is much appreciated.

Screen school news

The teachers and pupils are well settled in now and are delighted the sun is shining, giving them an opportunity to make great use of the newly developed outside walkway. The children look forward to getting to school early to get in a walk before school.

Sunday, September 13 marked the annual grandparents pilgrimage to Knock. All the children from second to sixth class wrote a prayer for their grandparents. They were displayed on the altar in Knock Basilica and blessed last Sunday. The children received a lovely letter from the Catholic Grandparents Association thanking them for sending in their prayers.

The annual general meeting of the Parents Council will take place on Monday, October 5 at 8 p.m in the school. All parents are invited to attend. Thanks to all the parents who helped and donated home baking for the annual Patron.

The beginning of school year Mass will take place on Friday, October 2 at 10 a.m in Screen church. It will also mark the official launch of the walkway and the raising of the first ever active school flag for Screen.

To keep up-to-date with all the happenings in school, follow them on Facebook: Screen National School.

Screen hall news

The annual general meeting of Screen hall committee will take place on Tuesday, October 6 at 8 p.m in the hall. All are invited, young and old. Anyone interested in setting up activities in the hall, indoor bowls, youth club, dancing etc over the winter months are asked to attend the meeting. For hall bookings please contact Sharon Kelly on 086- 8702199.

Junior Broadway stage school classes will commence in Screen hall for all children aged 4 -12 years from Screen and Curracloe. If your child likes singing, acting, dancing, please go along. Classes commence on Thursday, October 1 at 2.15 p.m and 3.15 p.m. For further information contact Olivia on 085-1379527.

The next social dancing night takes place on Tuesday, September 29 with music by Lar Kenny and Jimmy Hogan. Upcoming bands include Cupla and Checkers. Details will follow next week.

The scrap metal collection continues. Drop your scrap in at the C&C yard any Monday to Saturday from 8.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. If you require any items collected please contact John on 087- 6381114. The hall committee would like to thank all for their continued support.

Curracloe school news

The Parent's Association of St. Margaret's national school are holding their annual general meeting on Thursday, September 23 at 8 p.m. in the school. Parents and guardians are urged to attend. Well done to Aidan McGuire who recently won €182 in the'Split the Pot' draw. The next draw will be held on Monday, September 28. The specially designed envelopes remain available in all local businesses and directly to parents and guardians in the school. Well done to the Rackard League boys team who got off to a winning start against Adamstown on Thursday evening last.

Music School

The Shelmalier music school is back in business and classes take place at the GAA complex in Hollymount, every Tuesday evening between 4.30 p.m and 6.30 p.m. There are instructions and lessons in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, beginner concertina, button accordion, tin whistle, beginner harp, flute, singing, guitar,Uileann pipes, melodica and keyboard. Lessons take forty minutes. The cost is €7 per lesson and includes band practice or €10 for lessons in two instruments plus band. Irish music is also back and registration takes place this evening, Tuesday, September 22, at 6 p.m. The cost is €7 per student and the teacher will be Mags Boland. Contact Catherine on 087-0533952 or Denise on 086-7302249.

GAA club news

The Shelmalier senior footballers progressed to the semi-final of the Wexford senior football championship following an exciting 1-19 to 2-14 victory (after extra time) over the Starlights played in Wexford Park on Saturday last.

Aidan Cash opened the scoring for the Shels with a point in the first minute, but the Starlights soon took the initiative with three unanswered points. Points from Aidan Murphy, Eoghan Nolan, AJ Lehane and Glen put the Shels back in front on the fifteenth minute mark and a late rally by the black and amber side with further points from Derek Walsh, Simon Donohoe, and AJ Lehane (2) saw the Shelmaliers lead by 0-9 to 0-4 at half time.

The Starlights came out in the second half with all guns blazing and they quickly took a 1-7 to 0-9 lead after ten minutes and they continued their fine form when they extended their lead to 2-10 to 0-11 after eighteen minutes and the Shelmaliers cause did not look good. However, they never give up and they scored five unanswered points from AJ Lehane, Stephen Banville, Craig McCabe (2) and Eoghan Nolan in the closing ten minutes to send the game into extra time.

The Shelmaliers got a great start in the first period of extra time with points from Glen Malone, Craig McCabe, Brian Malone and a converted penalty by Craig McCabe to take a commanding lead 1-19 to 2-11. The Shelmaliers defence came under pressure in the closing ten minutes but they held out to win by a two point margin.

The Shelmalier senior hurlers will play St Martins in the senior hurling quarter final in Wexford Park on Saturday next, September 26 starting at 3 p.m and the junior hurlers play Bannow/Ballymitty in the quarter final of the junior championship on Sunday, September 27 in Taghmon starting at 1.30 p.m.

The juvenile hurlers took on Mogue O'Rahilly's in the county semi-final in Killurin and after a tense and exciting match the south Wexford side overcame the Shels boys by a small margin. The game was end to end throughout with a great exhibition of hurling by all the Shels men.

The Shelmalier under 12 hurlers played Glynn/Barntown in the Shield final in Wexford Park on Sunday last and came away with a fine victory on a final scoreline of Shelmaliers 4-5 Glynn/Barntown 1-3. Jack Redmond got the Shels off to an early lead with a fine goal after five minutes of play and further goals from Barry Cloake, Ryan Kielty and a second from Jack Redmond capped a fine team performance.

There was no winner of the Lotto draw on September 14 when the jackpot stood at €8,600. The numbers drawn were 7, 11, 23 and 28. There were two match three winners, Matty Murphy and Terry Redmond with each receiving €100.

The club would like to thank the local people who recently helped the club with the installation of the all new camera system in Hollymount. This system will greatly assist the club in monitoring the grounds and facilities twenty four hours a day.

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