Tuesday 15 October 2019

Around the Districts


Mass Times

Mass Times as follows: Tuesday 7.30pm, Thursday 9.30am, Saturday 9.30am and 8.15pm, Sunday 10am.

Zumba Fitness Classes

Theresa McGuinness is brining Zumba Fitness to Ballymurn Community Centre on Thursdays, beginning 12th November at 7pm. All levels welcome, have great fun and feel good before the holidays. Pay as you go €6. Contact Theresa anytime for queries on 089 9759605.

Camogie AGM

The AGM will be held on Saturday 21st November at 7.30pm in Oylegate Community Centre. All are welcome to attend. Registration forms for new players will be available on the night. Also, anyone interested in helping out with teams this year please contact Margaret O'Connor or Christine Martin.

Gaa Notes

This weeks lotto nnumbers were 9, 18, 23 & 27. No winner. Match 3: Phil Breen. Next Jackpot €6,400.

Congratulations to our Minors who beat Ferns in the Minor Sheild Final. It was a very hard fought game going to extra time and Crossabeg/Ballymurn putting in a great effort to eventually coming out winners.

Ballymurn Youth Club

Ballymurn Youth club takes place every Friday night in Ballymurn Community Hall at 8pm.

Dates for your Diary

Sunday 6th December: Christmas Parish Party. Confirmation: 17th February. Communion: 1st May


Paul & Theresa Larrissey took over the running of the Anvil Pub, Ballymurn last week. Congratulations to Paul & Theresa on their new venture.


Vintage Club

Blackwater Vintage Club's annual Threshing & field day took place on Saturday 3rd October. A big thank you to all that supported, helped and contributed to make it a successful day, €2700 has been donated to the Blackwater Tidy Towns.

The Club's AGM will take place on Thursday 12th November at 9pm in Blackwater hall. New members welcome. Membership will be collected on the night.

Christmas Shopping Bus

Get all your christmas shopping done under one roof in one day, beat the crowds and leave the car at home.

On Saturday 5th December there is a bus leaving Blackwater and Oulart and going straight to Blanchardstown shopping centre.

Bus is leaving Blackwater at 8am and Oulart at 8.20am. We will arrive in Blanchardstown at 10am approx and leave at 5pm, leaving loads of time to get your bits and pieces done. Cost of the bus is only €20 per person, with a €10 deposit per person required to avoid disapointment. For all details contact David on 087 9562978.

Community craft day

Blackwater's community craft day is being held on Sunday 29th November in the Blackwater Lodge. If you would like to take a table you can contact Yvonne through the local supermarket/ hotel.

Charity Auction

The Blackwater Scouts Group is running a charity auction on Sunday 15th November at 12 noon in Blackwater Community Hall. All furniture, clothes, bric-a-brack etc gratefully received. The hall is open Friday evening 6 to 9pm, and Saturday from 12 to 3pm and 6 to 9pm for donations. Items for donation can be collected if necessary, please contact Dave on 086 3298541.


Well done to Blackwater Macra who placed 2nd in the county round of bowling which was held in Leisuremax in Wexford recently.

Upcoming events: Welding competition-date to be confirmed; Wednesday 11th November-meeting with sports in Blackwater hall from 9pm; Sunday 15th November-sports night with indoor soccer and intro into mixed tag rugby from 7pm in Kilmuckridge; anyone interested in attending phone: 087 9585376 or email

Record fair

The popular Record and CD fair returns to the Talbot Hotel on Sunday, 22nd November from 11am. to 5pm. Thousands of new, used and rare records will be on sale and visitors will also have an opportunity to sell their own unwanted CDs.


Youth Club

Crossabeg Youth Club has enjoyed a busy season since reconvening in September. The club is run by parents for all post-primary young people of the area and meets every Friday from 8-10 p.m at the primary school hall. New members are always welcome. Contact club Secretary Kate Fanning on 086-0828544.

So far the young people have enjoyed taking part in quizzes, sports tournaments and discos with other youth clubs in the county. At Halloween they screened a scary movie at Kyle Forge with only popcorn and pizza for comfort. There is plenty more fun in store between now and Christmas.

Being a member of the club is a great way to keep in touch with your local friends and to make new ones.

Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of Oylegate/Glenbrien Camogie club will be held on Saturday, November 21 at 7.30 p.m in Oylegate community centre. All are welcome to attend. Registration forms for new players will be available on the night. Anyone interested in helping out with teams for the coming year should contact Margaret O'Connor or Christine Martin.

centre meeting

A general meeting of the whole community of Crossabeg will be held in the community centre on Tuesday, November 10 at 8 p.m. All organisations in the parish are requested to send representatives.

retired Principal

On Friday, November 13, there will be a celebration and presentation to retired principal of Crossabeg national school, Mrs. Clare Doyle. Mass will be celebrated in the church at 8 p.m. and this will be followed by refreshments in the school. This is an open invitation to everyone in the parish to come along and join Clare and all her past pupils in rolling back the years of memories.

Christmas Fare

Annis Kehoe of Slaneylodge has planned a coffee morning and sale of Christmas cakes, puddings, bracks, biscuit cakes, vegetables, bread, jams etc to take place in Kyle Forge on Saturday, December 5. During the morning a special raffle will also take place and there are some splendid prizes on offer to the lucky winners.

Annis is back out on the roads of the parish on her bike getting fit to take on the arduous cycle to Lourdes in March of next year on behalf of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, which caters for young people with special needs.

There are two respite centres in the country, one in Kilrane, Co. Wexford and the other in Clarinbridge, Co. Galway. The Trust brings hundreds of young people to Lourdes on Easter Sunday for a week.

Annis is now taking orders for Christmas puddings, cakes etc. She can be contacted on 087-2426146

Christmas party

The annual Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish will take place on December 13 at Ferrycarrig hotel. The organising committee will be calling to householders in the coming weeks with raffle tickets for the party and again would welcome your generous support.

Eileen O`Leary

The death occured on Sunday morning last of Miss Eileen O`Leary, ex Newtown, Crossabeg. Eileen who was a resident of Wygram nursing home took ill on Sunday and was removed to Wexford general hospital where she died.

Eldest daughter of the late Myles and Bridget O`Leary and sister of the late May Lacey, she is survived by her brother Liam, sisters Breda (Codd) and Lily (Maguire) brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends to whom we offer our deepest sympathy.

Her remains were removed from Kearneys funeral home, Selskar to Crossabeg church on Monday evening. Burial will take place today, Tuesday, November 10 to the adjoining cemetery after Requiem Mass at 12 noon. R.I.P.

Christmas Fair

The annual Christmas Fair in aid of the the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis takes place in Castlebridge hall on Sunday, November 22. There will be a large variety of stalls to choose a perfect Christmas gift for the family. Doors open at 12 noon and the fair continues until 6 p.m. The man himself (Santa) will arrive by sleigh at 2 p.m. Mrs Claus and the elves will be there to help Santa.

Admission to the hall is free and €5 to see Santa which includes a gift and you will also have your picture taken with him. If you would like to book a stall contact 087-1661703, but hurry as tables are limited.

Over The Water

Development draw

Results of the Lotto draw for Sunday November 1 on behalf of Curracloe United AFC as follows. The numbers drawn were 4, 22, 24 & 25. There was no jackpot winner and 2 match 3 winners who received €75 each, Lil & Alan, Sandy Lane and Jim O`Connor c/o NRVC. Tickets available from local outlets and the draw takes place every Sunday night at 9 p.m.

Social Dancing

The next social dancing session takes place in Screen hall on Tuesday, November 24. Music will be supplied by CHECKERS with dancing from 9.30 p.m. onwards. Refreshments are also served and admission is €8.

Christmas party

The Screen hall Christmas party will take place on Saturday, December 12 at Hotel Curracloe. Doors open at 8 p.m and dinner will be served. There will be a band and a D.J. Tickets cost €15. Contact Sharon on 086-8702199.

Scrap Metal

Clearing out or tidying up? Screen hall committee will take your scrap metal for free, old bikes, swings, gates, anything metal. The skip is located behind C&C Building Providers in Screen village.

Text Alert

The Screen/Curracloe Community Alert Group are delighted to advise that they are going live with Text Alert this week. All households who have registered at this point will receive a welcoming text to confirm their status and the committee will keep everyone advised as to how the system works.

They will continue to register more and more residents over the coming months so that the Community Alert Group will reap the maximum benefits from the scheme and they also hope to have firm information on the Panic Alarm system as soon as possible.

Thanks to all who have registered to date and look forward to signing up the next batch. For further information please call Joe on 085- 8340931 or Dick on 087- 2213397.

Curracloe school news

Congratulation to the fifth and sixth class girls and their team mates from Screen and Castlebridge on reaching the Rackard League final. The match against Bree, which was played in Taghmon on November 4 was a very exciting one. However Bree won out on the day on a final score of 2-3 to 0-4 points. The girls did themselves and their schools proud throughout the tournament through their sportsmanship and skill. Well done to all involved.

Well done to the children who won prizes in the Wexford Credit Union Art competition. Winners included Josh Kinsella who came first and Eve Angood who came third in the 8-10 category. The children enjoyed a lovely evening at the awards ceremony.

Well done to Max Monahan who recently won €204 in 'Split the Pot' draw. The next draw will be held on Monday, November 16. The specially designed envelopes remain available in all local businesses and directly to parents/guardians in the school.

Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair in aid of the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis will take place in Castlebridge hall on Sunday, November 22. Doors open at 12 noon and Santa arrives at 2 p.m. Admission to the fair is free but there is a small charge to visit Santa. All proceeds go to the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis. For further information or to book a stall contact Tracie Lawlor Trust on 087-1661703. Places are limited.

Raising funds

Braveheart runners are a group of six runners who are competing in the London Marathon to try to raise €13200 for The Irish Heart Foundation. The team of six are comprised of Anna Monahan, Mag Balfe, Jean Mernagh, Seamus Jordan, Chris Squance and Declan French.

One of their many fundraisers is a benefit night which will take place on Saturday, November 14 in Hotel Curracloe, commencing at 9 p.m and going on until late. Music will be supplied by The Gallivants and this will be followed by DJ Braveheart. There will be hot finger food served, a raffle, door prize, spot prizes and much more. The first 100 through the door will also receive a goodie bag. Entry on the night is €10 and all monies raised go straight to the charity.

The group would like to thank all their sponsors and the management and staff at Hotel Curracloe. Tickets are available at the door on the night, from all members or from Al at 085-7757302. You can also message on their Facebook page.

Screen school Memoirs

A reminder that the Screen school Memoirs book is on sale in the local shops, Cloneys supermarket, Curracloe and Curracloe Post Office, Flanagans of Castlebridge and Mace, Ardcavan. The book costs €15. You can order a copy by contacting Kak on 087-2981508 or John on 087-6381114. Copies can also be purchased in Screen school. It is a lovely book of memories, so make sure you get a copy and enjoy all the wonderful stories and photographs.

GAA action

The Shelmalier junior hurlers took on Taghmon in the county junior hurling final in Wexford Park on Saturday last and after a tremendous game the Taghmon men won on a scoreline of 2-6 to 3-16. This scoreline did not accurately reflect this match as the sides were level 2-6 to 1-9 after 40 minutes of play but a late Taghmon rally saw them collect the cup.

Jody Donohoe opened the scoring for the Shels and points from Cathal Gaule and Michael Feeney levelled the sides after fifteen minutes. A great run from deep by Michael Feeney saw the wing forward fire to the roof of the Taghmon net to again tie the sides after twenty minutes and Liam Rockett extended the Shels lead with a point a minute later. Conor Byrne's long range free just before half time saw the side's level 1-5 each at half time.

Taghmon soon replied with a goal on the resumption but fine defending from goalie Paul McCleane, Graham Staples, Eoin O Leary, Alan Griffith, Eoghan Fitzgerald, Aaron O Neill and Cathal Gaule kept the Taghmon attackers at bay. The Shels forwards soon began to move the ball with a Stephen Whelan and a Liam Rocket goal to see the Shels take a two point lead after ten minutes.

A serious collision of players resulted in corner back Eoghan Fitzgerald having to leave the field of play in the twelfth minute. As the match entered the final quarter the Taghmon team began to dominate and they took control of the game and won the match.

1910 Remembrance Mass

The annual Shelmalier GAA Club 1910 mass in memory of all the deceased members of the club will take place on Sunday, November 22 in Castlebridge church at 10.30 a.m. This is an important occasion for all in Hollymount as it the one time in the year that they pay their respects to all the deceased women and men who served the club in a variety of ways in the past. The club would like to invite all club members and supporters to join with them on that date.

All Star awards

Everyone in the Shelmaliers are delighted that their own Kate Kelly was again recognised for her outstanding achievementson the sports field when she won an All-Star award at the national camogie ceremony held in Dublin on Saturday last. This is a great recognition on the national stage as she collected her eighth All-Star award. Congratulations Kate. It is richly deserved.

Music School

The Shelmalier Music School which operates at the GAA complex in Hollymount on Tuesday evenings between 4.30 and 6.30 p.m teaches fiddle, banjo, mandolin, beginner concertina, button accordion, tin whistle, beginner harp, flute, singing, guitar, uileann pipes, melodica and keyboard.

Lessons last 40 minutes and the cost is €7 per lesson and includes band practice or €10 for lessons in two instruments plus band. Irish dancing is also back and here the cost is €7 per student. The teacher is Mags Boland.

Calling all adults of all ages. Are you interested in joining and learning an instrument or do you already play an instrument. Why not join in on Tuesday evenings. Contact Catherine on 087-0533952 or Denise on 086-7302249. Like on facebook.


A one day workshop with Mary O`Callaghan,M.A. (Psychotherapist) will take place in Ballyvaloo centre, Blackwater, on November 21 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m . The cost is €40 which includes lunch, teas and coffees.

During the workshop you will learn with the aid of Mindfulness to train your heart to tap into your creative resources and to respond skilfully to your emotions and to recognise and embrace them. For bookings please call 053-9137160 or email to

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