Thursday 18 January 2018

Around the Districts

Trish Kinsella and Pauline Finnerty enjoying their night out at the the Loreto 150th anniversary concert in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in The National Opera House on Sunday night.
Trish Kinsella and Pauline Finnerty enjoying their night out at the the Loreto 150th anniversary concert in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare in The National Opera House on Sunday night.


GAA Notes

This week's lotto numbers: 10, 12, 18 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. Match Threes: Pat White and Johnny Walsh. The jackpot is €10,000.

Well done to our minor footballers, who had a busy week, they drew with Cushionstown on the Monday night to qualify for the Roinn one county quarter final. They played the quarter final on Wednesday night and beat the Shamrocks 1-12 to 0-11.

Best of luck to our junior B footballers who play St Mary's Maudlintown in the district final on Saturday the 17th at 2 p.m. in Hollymount.

Our Intermediate A footballers will play Cloughbawn in the county semi-final on Saturday the 24th at 6 p.m. in St Patrick's park.

Camogie News

The intermediate women will play Gorey in the county semi-final on Sunday, September 18, at 5.45 p.m. in Patricks Park. The junior women will play Bannow in the county semi-final on Sunday, September 25, time and venue TBC.

Vintage News

The Over the water Vintage Club are holding a Tractor and Car Road Run on Sunday, October 9, in aid of Alzheimers Ireland (Wexford Branch), starting from Screen Village at 12.30. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Parish Dance

The Church of the Assumption are hosting a parish gathering for family and friends near and far on Saturday, October 8, in Hotel Curracloe. Music will be provided by Thomas Maguire and Phiona Ennis. Admission is €10 which includes refreshments and door and spot prizes. Ticket sellers will be calling around to your doors selling tickets in the next few weeks.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the Roche families Ballina on the death of their aunt Mel Maguire also to the Doyle Families Ballylucas on the death of their sister Stasia Mcnulty in England. A memorial mass will be celebrated in Ballymurn church on Wednesday, September 14, at 8 p.m.


Harvest Thanksgiving

The annual Harvest Thanksgiving will be celebrated in Crossabeg church this coming Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18. This is a time to reflect and give thanks for all that we have. Families in the parish are invited to donate any of the following, home produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, preserved and canned food. Fresh flowers or shrubs would also be most welcome to decorate the church. You can leave your donations at the back of the church on Friday evening next or on Saturday morning.

Philomena Sinnott

The death occured on Sunday, September 4, of Mrs Philomena Sinnott (née Somers, Screen) Garrywilliam House, Crossabeg. Philomena who had been in poor health for a couple of years, died peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family.

Widow of the late Michael (a prominent and long serving member of Wexford County Council) who tragically died in a farming accident on March 16, 1995, she devoted her time to taking care of her family and the farming business. Anyone who called to the house on business on as a social call, would always be welcomed in for a cup of tea and usually a nice slice of her homemade apple tart.

Her faith was also very important to her and she was the Organist in Crossabeg church for a long number of years, not just for Sunday mornings, but also for other special church occasions, Confirmations/First Communions etc. She was a regular attendant at the weekly Adoration and travelled with other parishioners on the annual pilgrimages to Knock as well as travelling with family members to Medjugorje on many an occasion.

She received the Bene Merenti medal in 2011, which is an honour awarded by the Pope to members of the laity for services to the church. Philomena also took a keen interest in parish activities and was a good supporter of field days, coffee mornings and other fund-raising events, to which she gave most generously.

Her remains reposed at her residence on Tuesday afternoon of last week and were removed to the local church in the evening. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Wednesday at midday with burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.

Pre-deceased by her husband Michael, sister Marie and brother Eddie, she is survived by her daughters Dolores, Eileen, Phyllis, Bridin and Michele, son John-Joe, sisters Breda (Kennedy) and Agnes, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends and neighbours, to whom we offer our deepest sympathy. RIP. Months Mind

The Months Mind Mass for the late Michael Murphy, Monmore, Crossabeg, will take place in Crossabeg church tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14, at 7 p.m.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations to Rita, youngest daughter of Elizabeth and Jimmy Carroll, Saunderscourt, Crossabeg, on the occasion of her marriage to Daniel Hennessy, Dublin, which took place in Crossabeg church on Saturday afternoon last. The reception for family and friends was held at the Mount Brandon hotel in New Ross.

Mindfulness Workshop

The art of 'letting go' workshop by presenter Mary O'Callaghan, Psychologist and Mindfulness Trainer, will be held at Ballyvaloo centre, Blackwater, on Saturday, September 24, from 10 to 4.30 p.m. The cost is €40, including lunch, teas and coffee. Contact 053 9137160 or

This workshop will help us move beyond feelings of rigidity and 'stuckness' which can feel heavy and burdensome. Mary will offer a balance of theory and practices that will enable us to 'let go' and be more receptive to life - both within and around us.


Oylegate-Glenbrien Intermediate women will play Gorey in the county semi-final on Sunday, September 18, at 5.45 p.m in Patricks Park. The junior women will play Bannow in the county semi-final on Sunday, September 25. Time and venue as yet to be clarified.


A reminder to all juvenile members of St Killian's AC that training has resumed at the community field in Crossabeg. Training every Monday and Thursday evening from seven to 8.15 p, m. Training will continue outdoors till further notice. Existing and new members are always most welcome.


The local 55+ club have resumed activities at Kyle Forge. Existing and new members are most welcome. The group meet between 2 and 4 p.m every Tuesday afternoon.


Results of play at the community centre on Wednesday night of last week as follows:

Joan Pierce (first gent) Jim O'Brien (second gent) Kathleen Higgins (third gent) Caitriona Cullen (first lady) Patti Sexton (second lady) Kathleen McDonald (third lady) Eilish Darcy (best half) Maura White (lowest score) Lily Thomas/Annette Robinson (hatchers) Annette Robinson, Kathleen Hayes, Breda O'Brien, Frances Morris, Maura White (raffle)

Charity Auction

A charity auction will take place in the community centre on Saturday, September 24, commencing at 2 p.m. The organising committee would welcome all items (except books and clothes) for the auction. All proceeds in aid of Crossabeg parish hall and toilets.

The community centre will be open again on Saturday next, September 17, between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for parishioners to leave in donations. If you want to have items collected by the committee, please contact committee members on any of the following numbers - 086 8890996; 087 2647169 or 087 2737233. Your generous support would be appreciated.

Youth Club AGM

The annual general meeting of Crossabeg Youth Club will take place on Tuesday, September 20 at 8 p.m. in Kyle Forge.

All members must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian to complete the Registration form. The membership for the year is €10.

All parents are required to supervise at least one or two nights during the course of the year. Parental support is vital for the continued success of the Youth Club.



Oulart-The Ballagh senior team, current Wexford and Leinster champions will play Rathnure in the Co.semi - final on Saturday, September 24. Venue and time will be announced closer to the date. The other semi-final will feature St Ibar's and St Martin's. The club's under-10 players took part in the camogie Finals Day in the Ferns Centre of Excellence recently. Well done to all the emerging stars who participated.

Items for Local Notes

If you would like an item to be mentioned in the local notes please submit it by text, email, written note or telephone call no later than Thursday night at 9 p.m.

Month's Mind

The Month's Mind Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Monica-Mae Murphy will be held in St Patrick's Church, Oulart on Sunday the 18th at 10 a.m.

Senior Hurling

Our quarter-final opponents are Naomh Eanna, Gorey. That clash will take place in Wexford Park on Saturday, September 17, 2 p.m. It will be followed by the quarter-final between Rapparees and Cloughbawn at 3.30 p.m. In the event of a draw in the relegation or quarter-finals extra time must be played.

Over the Water

screen Patron

The annual Patron to Screen cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 18, commencing at 1.30 p.m.

Camogie news

St Ibar's/Shelmaliers under-10s and under-12s enjoyed a trip to Croke Park on Sunday last for the all-Ireland senior camogie final between Cork and Kilkenny. Congratulations to Larah Campbell, Eleanor Lacey, Sadhbh McCarthy, Thea Kehoe, Mikeala Lanigan and Sarah Harding-Kenny who represented their club as ball girls for the match on the day.

Good luck to the under-16s who play in the Premier under-16 semi-final on Friday next, September 16, where their opponents will be Rathnure. The match will commence at 6.30 p.m in Marshalstown.

The under-10s played Cushinstown gold in the U1O final in the Ferns Centre of Excellence on Saturday last. Unfortunately, the girls were narrowly defeated.

The under-14s started their under-14 tournament on Wednesday of last week, resulting in a draw with neighbours Blackwater. Their next game takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14, in Hollymount at 6.30 p.m against Oulart-The Ballagh.

A good win was had by the under-18s on Wednesday last against Blackwater.

Development lotto

Results for the Curracloe United lotto held on Sunday, September 4. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 8 and 10. There was no jackpot winner and five match-three winners who each received €30, Blaine Parnell c/o Tavern; Bones, Curracloe; Michelle Black, c/o Aidan McGuire; Donal Parker, Killelan; Eva Murphy, Newfort, Screen. Draw takes place every Sunday night at 9 p.m.

School of Music

The Shelmalier Music School and Mags Boland Murphy School of Dancing starts back with lessons today, Tuesday, September 13, at 4.30 p.m. at the Shelmalier GAA complex. Children's lesson from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. including band practice 6-6.30 p.m. Adult classes take place from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All instruments catered for: tin whistle, button accordian, banjo, guitar (beginners and advanced) singing, whistling, bodhran, drumming, uilleann pipes, fiddle and flute, concertina and keyboard.

The cost is €7 per lesson or two classes in different instruments or dancing for €10, including band. All ages welcome from playschool to adults. Please bring a friend. Check them out on Facebook.


Castlebridge Show committee wishes to extend deepest sympathy to the families of the late May Murphy, Ballymartin, Peggy Murphy, Screen and Philomena Sinnott, Crossabeg on their recent bereavements. May they rest in peace.

GAA action

The Shelmalier junior hurlers had a narrow 14 points to 12 victory over St Mary's, Rosslare in the quarter final of the junior hurling championship played in Taghmon on Sunday last.

Michael Feeney got his team off to an early start with a pointed free in the second minute and with further points from Chris Gordon and three more points from sharp shooter Michael Feeney the Shels trailed on a first half score line of 0-5 to Rosslare's 0-8.

Rosslare came out very strong in the second half and built up a five point lead after ten minutes. However, the Shels were determined to stay in the game and they showed a great fighting spirit in the third quarter with four further frees from Michael Feeney put the Shels right back in the match. A great run by Aaron O`Neill from defence saw him fire over a great point and Eoghan Nolan repeated the exercise shortly afterwards to put his side into the lead.

There was great tension in the closing five minutes of play with the black and amber side winning out by a two point margin. They now go forward to the county semi-final in a number of weeks.

Open Forum

There will be an Open Forum of the Shelmalier GAA Club on Saturday next, September 17 in Hollymount starting at 8 p.m. All adult members of both the Shelmalier GAA Club and St. Ibars/Shelmalier Camogie Club are cordially invited to attend this important meeting, where an open discussion on the playing side of the club will be discussed and debated.

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