Friday 15 December 2017

Around the Districts

Kevin O'Toole from Blackwater pictured with his mother Mary at the IT Carlow Conferrals for Wexford Campus.
Kevin O'Toole from Blackwater pictured with his mother Mary at the IT Carlow Conferrals for Wexford Campus.


GAA Notes

This week's lotto numbers were 18, 21, 23 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. Match Three winner: Sean, Mick, Tom and Jimmy. The jackpot is €10,000.

Our under-21 footballers, will play, the winners of Forth and Bargy Gaels versus Fethard in the county semi-final. It will be played on Saturday November 26 in Ballymurn.

There will be a table quiz in aid of Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA club in Foleys on Friday November 25 at 9 p.m., please come along and support.

Christmas Draw: the club is holding a Christmas raffle, with a first prize of €1000, second prize is a load of fire wood. Third and forth prizes of €100 and a fifth prize of lunch for two in the Riverbank Hotel. Tickets on sale at €5 each or three for €10. Please support.


Bingo continues every Monday night in Ballymurn at 9.30 p.m. Snowball €1,000.

Camogie Club News

The club's AGM will take place on Sunday, November 27, at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre. All players/parents are expected to attend.

Christmas Gathering

The Ballymurn Parish Christmas Gathering will take place on Sunday, December 4, in Ballymurn Hall. There will be mass in the hall at 4.30 p.m. followed by dinner, entertainment and spot prizes

Irish Night

Why not come along to the Irish Night in the Anvil Ballymurn on Friday, November 25, and enjoy the craic. Great night of music song and dance assured.


Congratulations to Conor Boylan, Kilmallock Transition Year student in CBS Enniscorthy on his achievement in the Junior Science Olympiad Exam in DCU. Conor came first in Ireland in the exam winning himself a gold Medal and a perpetual plague.

Conor will travel to Bali on December 1 to represent Ireland He will spend 12 days in Bali where he will sit three exams in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.



Blackwater Vintage Club's annual Threshing and field day took place on Saturday, October 8. A big thank you to all that supported, helped and contributed to make it a successful day, €3,000 has been donated to the Blackwater Playground.

Also, Blackwater Vintage Club's AGM will take place on Thursday, November 17, at 9 p.m. in Blackwater hall. New members welcome. Membership will be collected on the night.

Scouts Charity Auction

The Blackwater Scouts Group is running their annual charity auction on Sunday, November 20, at midday in Blackwater Community Hall. All furniture, clothes, bric-a-brack etc gratefully received.

The hall is open Friday evening six to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. and six to 9 p.m. for donations. Viewing of items takes place on auction day, Sunday the 20th from 10 a.m. to midday. Items for donation can be collected if necessary, please contact Dave at 086 3298541.


GAA club notes

Last week's lotto numbers in the Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club draw were 18, 21, 23 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winner was Sean, Mick, Tom and Jimmy. The U21 footballers will play the winners of the Forth and Bargy Gaels versus Fethard match in the county semi final. It will be played on Saturday, November 26 in Ballymurn.

Table Quiz: A table quiz in aid of Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club will be held in Foleys pub on Friday, November 25 at 9 p.m..Please support the club.

Christmas Draw: Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club are holding a Christmas raffle, with a first prize of €1000, a second prize of a load of firewood, third and fourth prizes of €100 and a fifth prize of lunch for two in the Riverbank Hotel.

Tickets on sale at €5 each or three for €10. Please support.


We extend our condolences to Mrs. Ann Kavanagh and family, The Deeps, Crossabeg, on the death of her brother, Jack Wilson, Carrig, Ballyhogue, who died in England recently.

Condolences also to Mr. Vincent Hodnett, Kitestown, on the death of his Grandfather, Jim Day, who died last week.

Time to Pray

A time to pray and reflect pray for ones family, World peace and the deceased, has been set aside in Crossabeg church this coming Friday, November 17 from 7.30-9 p.m.

Parishioners are invited to go along and spend some quiet time in the church which will be candle lit with the heating on.

New Arrival

Congratulations to Martina and Michael O`Connor, Tykillen, Crossabeg, on the birth of their first born, a son, born recently.


Indoor training for St. Killian`s Athletic club juvenile members continues in the community centre, Crossabeg every Monday and Thursday evening from 7-8.15 p.m. Anyone interested in joining up for training at The Raven, Curracloe, on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. are most welcome. The annual general meeting of the club will be held in Kyle Forge this evening, Tuesday, November 15 at 8.15 p.m. Senior club members and parents are most welcome.

seniors Christmas Party

The annual Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish will be held in Ferrycarrig hotel on Sunday, December 11. The organising committee will be calling on householders during the coming weeks with raffle tickets to help offset the costs for the party. Please give your generous support.

Annual Christmas Fare

The annual Christmas Fare organised by Annis Kehoe of Slaneylodge will be held in Kyle Forge on Saturday, December 10. This most popular fund-raising event is a date not to be missed. On the day, Annis will have the usual Christmas puddings and cakes, as well as preserves, tarts, wreaths and much much more to whet the appetites. Teas and coffees and tasty refreshments are also served. A raffle will take place with many very good and attractive prizes on offer. This year Annis is staying local with her cause as all proceeds will go towards the new community centre and playing fields at Garrywilliam.

Camogie AGM

Oylegate/Glenbrien Camogie club will hold their annual general meeting on Sunday, November 27 at 7 p.m. in the community centre in Oylegate. All players and parents are requested to attend. New members are always welcome.


Camogie Club News

The club's AGM will take place on Sunday, November 27, at 7 p.m. in the Community Centre. All players/parents are expected to attend. New members always welcome.

Community Text Alert

Glenbrien Community Text Alert are holding two collection evenings to gather the subscriptions for the coming year. These will be held on Wednesday, November 16, and Tuesday, November 22, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Old School Centre.

The subscription for 2017 is €5 per phone. Your annual subscription is essential to the continued successful operation of Text Alert in the community so please spread the word to your neighbours and friends.

If you are unable to attend on either of these nights please contact a committee member - Pat Sludds, Theresa Shanahan or Mary Kehoe. Please note that new members will be required to pay €20

Community Draw

The Winners this month of the Community Draw were Mary Halligan, Myles Nolan, Tom and Siun O'Mahoney, Mary Furlong, John and Eleanor Burke.

GAA Notes;

The club would like to thank everyone who supported our festive demonstration evening it was a most enjoyable evening. We will hold a cake sale at the craft fair on November 20 if you can help with donations of home baking contact Anne or Majella.

Lotto: On November 9 winning numbers were 13, 20, 22 and 26 bonus 23. Lucky-dip winners were Conor Doyle, Siun O'Mahoney, Claire Fogarty, Ml Shiggins snr, Mary Stafford, Paddy Bolger, Lee Kehoe, Billy Reck. next draw November 23 for jackpot of €12,600.

Church Cleaning

The church Cleaning Rota now available for all cleaners in the church Porch, please take a copy.

Hurling centenary

The Hurlers of Glenbrien won the the Co. Senior championship in 1915/16 and a night in their honour will be held in the Old School centre on November 18 at 8 p.m.

This is an open invitation to anyone who wishes to attend.

Shoebox Appeal

This year's annual Shoebox Appeal will take place in the Holy Family Primary School; shoe boxes can be left into the school any day during the next two weeks

Over the Water

jokers Wild Draw

The big winner in last week's jokers wild draw in Furlongs pub, Curracloe was Damien 'Shots' Doyle. The jackpot is still going and all prizes are doubled if you are on the premises at the time of draws. These draws take place every Sunday at 6, 7, 8 and nine o'clock.

Fashion Show

A Fashion Show will be held in the Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis club on Wednesday, November 23, commencing at 8 p.m. Proceeds in aid of Curracloe national school.

This promises to be a fun night with finger food and a glass of wine included in the price ticket of €15. Ladies fashion outlets 'Candy'and 'The Loft' are providing the clothes for the fashion show and there will also be a benefit stand. Tickets are now on sale from the school office. Your support would be very much appreciated

ICA meeting

The monthly meeting of Castlebridge ICA Guild will be held in the community centre in Castlebridge on Monday, November 21, at 7.30 p.m. New members are most welcome.

cf Christmas Fare

The annual Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday, November 27, in Castlebridge hall with all proceeds in aid of Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis. Why not go along and see Santa arrive on his sleigh at 2.30 p.m. and pay him a visit in his grotto. Admission to see Santa is only €5 and you will get a digital photograph and a present.

There is a great variety of stalls this year so go along and get your early Christmas presents and lots more. You can also have a cup of tea and taste some of the freshly baked cakes. Admission to the hall is free and a raffle will also take place. Your support for this worthy cause would be much appreciated.

Unveiling of Fountain

The unveiling of the fountain in Castlebridge green will take place on Sunday next, November 20, at 11 a.m. The fountain has been restored by Castlebridge Community Development committee and local volunteers. It will be great to see the water flowing again after 48 years. Why not go along and join in the celebrations.

1910 annual Mass

The annual 1910 Mass for the deceased members and supporters of the Shlemalier GAA Club will be celebrated in Castlebridge church on Sunday, November 20, at 10.30 a.m. This is an occasion for all club members and supporters alike to remember past members who have gone to their eternal reward.

The club would like to extend an invitation to everyone associated with the club either at present or in the past to join them for this occasion

Curracloe school news

To celebrate the launch of Curracloe national school's improved Website and class blogs, the parents' association organised a cake sale in school on Friday of last week. The senior pupils gave a presentation showcasing the improved website. Check out the Website on

Thanks to all involved with the website, especially Ms Byrne for her hard work and to the parents' association for their work and to the entire parent body for providing the cakes and supporting the sale. The staff would like to thank the parents who recently power washed the front and back of the school. Their hard work is very much appreciated and has made a huge difference to the aesthetics of the school.

On Sunday last, children from second class celebrated their second Holy Communion preparation mass in Curracloe church. The theme of the mass was 'Saints, Nature, and Families November Remembrance'.

Well done to the children who won prizes in the Wexford Credit Union Art competition. Winners included Holly O'Rourke from fifth class who came second in the 8-10 category and Jenna Louise Lacey, first class pupil who came second in the U7 category. The children enjoyed a lovely evening at the Awards ceremony on Monday evening last in Wexford Credit Union premises.

Recent split-the-pot winners were Aaron Hearne and James Meyler. They both won €192.

Big Breakfast morning

There was an outstanding response from the people of the parish to the Shelmalier GAA clubs big breakfast morning which was held in Hollymount on Sunday morning last in conjunction with the Prickly Rose of Shelmalier competition.

Everyone who attended remarked on the high quality of the food which was served and on the friendly and social atmosphere that was present on the day. The club is grateful to all who helped out on the day and ensured that the breakfast was a great success, especially to the two chefs John McCleane and Denis Jackman.

Irish night/Bingo

The next event in the Prickly Rose of Shelmalier competition is an Irish night and bingo session which will be held in the Porter House, Castlebridge, on Sunday, November 27. So why not go along and you can socialise while listening to the best of Irish music and also be in with a chance to win some great money on the special bingo session which will also take place.

Under-21 Football

The Shelmalier under-21 footballers will play St Martin's in the county semi-final on Saturday next, November 19, commencing at 2 p.m. The match will be played in Piercestown. The club would like to encourage as many supporters as possible to support the team in this important match.

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