Wednesday 18 September 2019

Around the Districts



Patron in Ballymurn on Sunday, August 14, 2 p.m. in new cemetery, Mass in old cemetery at 3 p.m.

Camogie News

Good luck to the under-16 girls who play Davidstown on Monday evening at home at 7.30 p.m. and St James's Ramsgrange away on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The club would also like to wish the Crossabeg Ballymurn minor football girls the best of luck in their county final on Friday.

GAA club Notes

This week's lotto numbers were 11, 14, 20 and 26. There was no jackpot winner. Match-three winners: May and Mikey Cummins, Kathleen Wickham and Amelia O'Leary. The jackpot is €10,000.

Our under-21 hurlers had a very disappointing loss to Gorey in the first round of the championship last week, going down 2-12 to 2-15. Our intermediate Hurlers beat Bunclody in the championship on Saturday 3-17 to 1-15.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the formation of Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club. We hope to mark this occasion in the coming months. We are currently trying to put together photographs and other memories from 1966 to 2016. If you have any old photos, other memorabilia or have any other details on the formation of the club, please contact a committee member.

Ballymurn Tidy Towns

Our village is looking very well this summer. Keep up the good work and please be vigilant at all times to keep our village litter-free.

Irish Night

Don't forget the last Friday in the month is Irish night in the Anvil.

Heritage Group

Ballymurn heritage group still have some copies of their 1916 Book for sale, Contact any committee member.


Teenage Disco

Blackwater camogie club are holding a Teenage Disco on Tuesday, August 16, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Blackwater Lodge Hotel. This will be a fully supervised event. Cost of entry is €5, payable at the door.


Congratulations to Blackwater Macra club members and co on recent Tag Rugby win final score 13-3 superb team work, skill and determination well done to the extended team for support on the day.

Upcoming club activities and events include, Bowling, Games Night, Gaelic football, to indoor soccer, beach activities and much more included for the upcoming 2016/2017 calendar year. Anyone interested in joining or learning more about Blackwater Macra are encouraged to get in touch to register for the coming year. Telephone 087 9585376.



Results for third August: winning numbers 8-17-22-23; no jackpot winner; 11 match-three winners each receive €59 each. Andrea Fallon Gaul, Cois Carrig; Mr Flex, c/o Bingo; R. Fowler, c/o Bingo; Pascal, c/o Clayton Hotel; Peter Deicent, 17 Ashleigh Park; Larr O'Connor, c/o Seller; Andrew Downes, c/o Louise Downes; Eileen Byrne, c/o Bingo; Maudy Murphy, c/o Seller; Seán Brennan, 112 the Faythe, and Alexis Cullen, c/o Seller.

Jackpot for August 10 is €13,750. Tickets are €1.50 at the Parish Office or any promotor. Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday night at Clonard Bingo at 8.30 p.m. If you wish to join or be a promoter please call to the Parish Office to have it arranged.

Clonard GAA

Recently our under-12 Hurlers went on a trek to Bree, nobody got lost, this time. The Ballyhogue boys were very good, and they got the points. Our guys fought till the final whistle. Keep the heads up lads we will be entering into the final stages of the championship, so training continues.

Our under-10s travelled to Clongeen for their next round of hurling. A good run out overall before their next outing in football. Well done to all the players and parents involved.

Our club summer camp kicked off on Tuesday, the second of August, with over 107 children participating in the fun and games. Everyone had a great time. The club would like to thank everyone who help out over the week.

Congratulations to the Clonard Ladies' Football Club on being awarded €1,000 in the Lidl Store Club Competition. Well done to everyone who helped to make this possible and also well done to the Clonard Ladies on playing their part in a Guinness World Record attempt. Clonard Abu.

Congratulations to Ann Marie Doyle on winning €276 in this week's split-the-pot. Seller this week was Martin Gordan. This week's draw took place in Sharky's, Coolcotts. A big thank you to all who supported us this week and thank you to all our sellers. Next week's envelopes are on sale now; your continued support would be greatly appreciated.



Results of play at the community centre on Wednesday night of last week's as follows: Mary Dunbar (1st gent) Mary Morrissey (2nd gent) John Meagher (3rd gent) Eilish Darcy (1st lady) Stella Nolan (2nd lady) Pat Sexton (3rd lady) Frances Morris (best half) Betty Butler/Polly Maher (hatchers) Kathleen Hayes (lowest score) Frances Morris, Kathleen Hayes, Maura White, Joan Pierce (raffle winners).


We extend our condolences to Mrs Siobhan Kehoe and familiy, Kereight, Crossabeg, on the death of her Mother, Mrs Mary) (May) Murphy,(née Kehoe) Ballymartin, Castlebridge, whose funeral took place to Screen cemetery after Requiem Mass in Castlebridge church on Thursday of last week. Beloved wife of the late Mattie and mother to Siobhan, Maureen, Ibar, Sean, Eamon, Patrick, Andrew and Peader, she is also survived by her sister Bessie, grandchildren, daughters and sons in law, great grand children, nephews, nieces and extended family members. RIP. camogie

Best of luck to the Oylegate-Glenbrien Intermediate women who play away to Blackwater this week and also to the under-16 girls who play Davidstown on Monday and St James's Ramsgrange away on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The club would also like to wish the Crossabeg-Ballymurn minor football girls the best of luck in their county final on Friday evening.

GAA club notes

Lotto numbers in Crossabeg/Ballmurn GAA Club draw were 3, 17, 20 and 24. There was no jackpot winner and one match-three winner, Bridget Byrne. The jackpot is worth €10,000 this week.

The Junior B footballers beat St Mary's Maudlintown on Friday in the championship 4-8 to 0-9 and now play away to St Joseph's this evening, Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. Well done to the Intermediate A footballers who beat the Volunteers on Sunday in the championship 3-5 to 0-7. The Junior B Hurlers play Clonard away on Friday at 7.30 p.m, while the Intermediate hurlers play Blackwater on Saturday at 3.30 p.m in St Patrick's Park, both in the championship.

Wedding Anniversary

We send our congratulations to Anita and Paddy O'Leary, The Deeps, Crossabeg, who are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary today, Tuesday, August 9.


A church gate collection on behalf of the Irish Heart Foundation will be taken up this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14. Your generous support would be appreciated.


Crossabeg AFC are hosting a beach party night in Foley's Pub on August 13 at 8 p.m. Admission is €10 and there will be a free barbecue, a raffle and Ben Turner is the DJ for the event. The club are also looking for new players and if anyone wishes to join, you can contact John Doyle at 086 2838741 or Crossabeg AFC on Facebook.

Community Games

This coming weekend, Tadhg Brophy (under-eight Art competition) and Jack O'Leary ((Handwriting category) will travel to compete in the Community Games national finals in Athlone It, where they will represent the local and county committees. We wish them the very best of luck.

Over the Water

Drama Readings

Bridge Drama are holding two reading nights during the coming week to cast two 3-act plays for the coming year. This evening, Tuesday, August 9, readings will be held to cast 'An Inspector Calls,' by JB Priestley. This play is the group's circuit production which will be performed in the Jerome Hynes Theatre at the National Opera House in January/February, 2017.

On Thursday night, August 11, readings will be held for 'Juno and the Paycock,' by Seán O'Casey. This moving classic will be performed in Wexford Arts Centre later in the year from November 1 to November 6. Both readings will be held in the Porter House, Castlebridge at 8 p.m. See Bridge Drama Facebook page for more details.

Community Games

The local Community Games committee wish to thank each and everyone who supported their recent church gate collections at Castlebridge, Screen and Curracloe churches. Your support and generosity is much appreciated.

This coming weekend Tadhg Brophy from the Glenbrien area and Jack O'Leary from Ballyla, Castlebridge will both head off to Athlone IT to compete in the national finals. Tadhg will be competing in the under-eight Art competition and Jack in the Handwriting competition. Good luck to both.


We extend our condolences to the family of the late Mary (May) Murphy, (née Kehoe) Ballymartin, Castlebridge, whose unexpected death took place at her residence on Tuesday of last week. The news came as a great shock to her family, neighbours and friends, as she had been in good health and was preparing to head off with her daughter for a day out. Her funeral took place to Screen cemetery after Requiem Mass in Castlebridge church on Thursday.

Beloved wife of the late Mattie and mother to Siobhan, Maureen, Ibar, Sean, Eamon, Patrick, Andrew and Peader, she is also survived by her sister Bessie, grandchildren, great-gandchildren, daughters and sons in law, nephews, nieces and extended family members. RIP. Aishling's concert

Seventeen year old Aishling Jones from Castlebridge will be moving to Guildford in the UK this September to begin a three-year diploma course in musical theatre at Performance Preparation Academy. She started her ballet training with Suzanne O'Leary at Wexford School of Ballet and Performing Arts when she was just five years old, going on to join modern, tap and singing classes there also. From there she went on to participate in shows with Wexford Pantomime Society, Oyster Lane Theatre Group and Wexford Light Opera Society, working her way up to featured and lead roles in some of their productions. She also takes vocal lessons with Chris Holland, and took part in some extra ballet classes with Karen Williams to prepare herself for her college audition.

Aishling will be holding a concert, 'A Night of Musical Entertainment' to help with her tuition fees and living costs, on Friday, August 19, at 8 p.m in the Riverbank House Hotel. MC on the night will be George Lawlor, and special guests include Emily Brazzill, Eric Hayes and local group seventh Fret. Tickets are €10 each and are on sale in the Riverbank House Hotel, or you can book them by contacting 086 2282533 or

Castlebridge Show

A reminder that the 76th annual Castlebridge Horticultural and Agricultural show takes place on Sunday next, August 14, in Castlebridge hall. The Show schedule is available on the website, or you can contact the Secretary, Breeda Conroy at 087 6178092.

Ladies Soccer

It's that time of year again. If you are interested in joining Bridge Rovers Ladies Soccer team call 086 0564015. Training sessions take place every Thursday and matches are played on Sundays.

Clean Screen bbq

An evening of fun with a barbecue will take place in Screen village on Wednesday, August 17, with all the fun of the fair, duck racing, fishing, skittles, raffle, guess the sweets, rings etc. There will be music and dancing. Why not head down to Screen village for a lovely family evening of fun. Proceedings get under way at 7 p.m. Proceeds In aid of 'Clean Screen Tidy Villages.

GAA action

The Shelmalier senior footballers returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 1-10 to 0-8 victory over Fethard played in New Ross on Saturday evening last.

The Shels started slowly with Fethard who were playing with the assistance of the wind controlled the early part of the game, however, a storming run up field by Simon Donohoe resulted in the Shelmaliers first score. The Shels came more into the game as it progressed but they were guilty of a number of wides. Arnie Murphy scored his team's second point after being put through by Stephen Banville and a great run by Glen Malone deep into the Fethard half saw Colin Cleary fire to the roof of the Fethard net and the same player added two further points shortly afterwards, giving the Shels the lead which they never surrendered for the rest of the game.

After an early second half comeback by Fethard the Shels took control of the game as the half progressed. Second half points from James Gordon, Barry O'Connor, Derek Walsh and Graham Staples saw the Shels comfortably through and qualification for the quarter final of the competition.

Gorey led by county hurling star Conor McDonald were too strong for the Shels side in the second round of the under-21 hurling championship played in Gorey on Tuesday night last. A good second half recovery by the black and amber side resulted in a final score line of Shelmaliers 2-9 Gorey 3-12. Despite great efforts by the Shels backs Gorey took the early initiative leading by 1-3 before Conor Hearne fired over his side's first point in the eleventh minute. The Shels forwards had a number of scoring opportunities cleared before Liam Rockett got his sides second point in the eighteenth minute and Simon Donohoe added another point shortly afterwards.

The Shels preformed much better on the restart with points from Shane Neville, Conor Hearne and Jody Dononhoe and a great Liam Rockett goal. A Kyle Roche goal in the 20 fifth minute of the second half ensured an exciting closing few minutes, however, Gorey held out to win on a final score line of 3-12 to 2-9.

Many of the same players returned to Gorey the following night (Wednesday) when the Shelmalier minor hurlers took on Gorey in the minor championship and after an exciting contest the home team won by the narrowest of margins 3-11 to 3-10. This was a game that the Shels dominated in the first half leading by 3-7 to 2-6 at half time with Niall Hearne and Conor Hearne getting the goals for the visitors.

Gorey came into the game on the resumption, however, great defending by goalie Adam Howlin and backs Aaron O'Neill and Mark Power kept the Gorey forwards at bay for long periods. Conor Hearne got his second goal and a total of 1-8 in total, however, the black and amber side could not prevent a narrow defeat.

The Shelmalier junior footballers took on a very strong Monageer team in the fourth round of the junior football championship in Oylegate on Sunday last. Craig McCabe scored his sides first point in the tenth minute of play and Kevin O'Leary doubled his teams score after fourteen minutes. A great run by Liam Rockett into the Monageer defence saw Kevin O'Leary connecting to the ball and into the Monageer net.

Substitute Conor Hearne scored shortly after coming on after the resumption and Craig McCabe rounded off his teams scoring with a point with five minutes to go to leave a final score line Shelmaliers 1-4 Monageer 1-14. Despite the score line this was a fine team performance with many scoring chances going narrowly wide. Eoghan Fitzgerald, Kevin O'Leary, Eoin O'Leary and goalie Aodhan Foley performed very well in the Shelmaliers defence with Chris Gordon, Conor Byrne, Liam Rockett and Niall Murphy leading the forward line for the black and amber side.

The senior and junior hurling championships continue this weekend with the senior hurlers playing Glynn-Barntown in Wexford Park on Saturday at 3.30 p.m and the junior hurlers taking on Davidstown in Bree on Sunday at 2 p.m, Your support for both teams would be greatly appreciated.

Development lotto

There was no winner of the Shelmalier GAA Club lotto jackpot on Monday, August 1, and the jackpot stood at €17,600. The numbers drawn were 10, 20, 24 and 31. There were two match-three winners who received €100 each, Pádraig Coone and Angela Leader.

The club would encourage people in the parish to support the draw which helps with the maintenance and development of Hollymount thereby ensuring the provision of enjoyment and development of games for all underage and adult players and supporters.

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