Around the Districts
Mass times as follows: Tuesday 7.30 p.m. Thursday 9.30 a.m. Saturday 9.30 a.m. and 8.15 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. Vigil Mass at 8.15 p.m. Mass at 10 a.m.
Confessions for Christmas: Tuesday, December 20, at 7.30 p.m. with three priests hearing
Christmas mass times: Christmas Eve 9 p.m., Christmas Morning 10 a.m.
GAA club Notes
Lotto: This week's lotto numbers were 12, 18, 23 and 24. No Winner. Match-three winner Noel Dempsey. Next week's jackpot €5,200.
Christmas Draw: As we come to the end of a historic 1916 we remember the Centenary Ballymurn Junior Hurling Champions of 1916 by defeating Newbawn. The team was Johnny Murphy, Eddie Sinnott, Jim Redmond, Will Quirke, Tom Cullen, Mick O'Brien, Uack O'Grady, Jack Sinnott, Stephen Sinnott, Willie Golden, Jack Murphy, John Jackman, Jim Quirke, Paddy Reck and Dave Kavanagh. Ar dheis De go raibh a anamacha dilse
Raffle: the club is holding a Christmas raffle, with a first prize of €1,000, 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 €1,400.
Camogie Club News
The club will be selling raffle lines for a trailer load of timber over the next few weeks. This is our first Féile fundraiser and we would really appreciate everyones support. One line is €2 or three lines for €5. All our under-14 girls have a raffle sheet as well and would love you to support them. They can also be found in the local shops and pubs. Draw will take place on Thursday, December 22. Please support.
Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Club presents Operation Transformation and Between the Bells 2017, a community fitness activity for all the family - let's get fitter together.
Crossabeg Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Club organised a fundraiser to get the community active in 2016. It was a great success and we will be running the same format in January 2017.
The fit-fun starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, and finishes on Tuesday, February 21. The final get together will take place on Tuesday, February 28. More information can be found on the Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Facebook page.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Mick and Kathleen Brooks, Ballina on the death of Mick's sister Ann Maher who was laid to rest in Ballindaggin last week. May she rest in peace.
Christmas cards from Ballymurn are on sale in Daybreak. Thanks to Peter Doyle for facilitating this. All proceeds go toward church funds.
We would like to thank everyone that contributed to the collection jar in Daybreak and also to Peter Doyle for facilitating this. We have used the money to buy extension cables and Christmas lights for the village.
I would like to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a huge thanks to everyone that contributed to Ballymurn local notes during the year.
Daily Mass every Wednesday and Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. Adoration every Monday from 1 p.m. till 7.20 p.m. with Mass at 7.30 p.m. Adoration then continues till 9 p.m. Confessions every Saturday evening at 6 p.m. Confessions for Christmas will be heard in the church this Thursday, December 22, at 7.30 p.m. There will be three priests in attendance. Mass in Crossabeg church on Christmas Eve, December 24 will be at 11 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day at the usual time of 11.15 a.m.
We extend our condolences to Mrs Mary Quinn and extended family, Ballyharron, Crossabeg, on the death of her niece, Dolores Kehoe, Coolanick, Oylegate, which occured following a long illness on Saturday last, December 17. Beloved daughter of Kathleen and Tommy, she is also mourned by her aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. Removal took place from Brownes funeral home in Enniscorthy, to Oylegate church on Sunday evening last. Requiem Mass was offered up on Monday morning with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. RIP.
Last week's lotto numbers for Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club were 12, 18, 23 and 24. Match-three winner was Noel Dempsey. This week's jackpot is worth €5,200. The club wishes all their members, players, mentors and supporters a happy and peaceful Christmas. The Christmas draw will take place this Wednesday, December 21, with a first prize of €1,000, second is a load of firewood, third and fourth pries of €100 and the fifth prize is lunch for two in the Riverbank hotel.
Annual general meeting
Crossabeg-Ballymurn GAA Club will hold their annual general meeting on Friday, January 6, at 8.30 p.m in Ballymurn hall.
A Benefit night in aid of Colin Kehoe (former county hurler) will be held in the Porter House, Castlebridge, on Friday, December 30, at 8 p.m There will be music and finger food will also be served. There will be some surprises on the night too. Tickets cost €10 and door prizes, including a stove valued at €650. For tickets or more information please contact 087 6295641.
Ferrycarrig five mile
The annual Ferrycarrig five road race will take place on Sunday, January 8. Organised by the local St Killian's Athletic club with proceeds going to the new Crossabeg community field and centre, this very popular event is now in its fifth year and growing in stature and numbers every year.
The event gets under way from the local Wexford Youths FC grounds in Newcastle, heads out the main gate, turns left and heads off down to Newcastle cross, and comes out at Kitestown cross, up to Kyle Cross and finishes up at the Wexford Youths grounds. As usual the committee are working hard towards the target of a friendly community event with a serious athletic competition included. Details of the race course, entry form and other details can all be checked out on Facebook.
Niall Sheil is flying the flag once again and putting St Killian's Athletic Club on the map. Niall was competing in the county senior cross-country championships in Kilrane on Sunday last. In a tactical battle, Niall did enough to take the county champion title.
Conditions were ideal for the demanding 10K course. Pedro Calvo (SBR) set the pace and led for most of the race, with Niall keeping close on his heels. Niall made his move with about 800m to go and and held on for the win, making it a great year for him, as he already had won the county senior road race earlier in the year. Good to see club mate Pádraig Moriarty back in action, having been out of action for a couple of months. Pádraig is coming back to form and he too had a great race.
The Hope Cancer Support Centre would like to invite all to their annual winter Solstice Ceremony of Light and Healing in the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, which will take place this Wednesday, December 21, at 7.30 p.m. Why not go along and be part of something very special.
Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football club once again will present 'Operation Transformation and Between the Bells' in 2017. This is a community fitness activity for all members of the family who can get fit together.
The club organised the event this year as a fundraiser to get the community up and active. It proved to be an outstanding success and once again the committee will be running it on the same format in January, 2017.
The fit-fun will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, and finishes on Tuesday, February 21. The final 'get together' will take place on Tuesday, February 28. Further information can be found on the Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies Gaelic Football Facebook page.
The club would like to wish all of its members and supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Hopefully it will be a successful one all round. Jerseys are still available to buy, and would make great Christmas presents. Please contact Christine Martin or Tina Farrell for further information.
Juvenile training for St Killian's AC members for the winter months has now transferred to the hall in Crossabeg school and takes place every Monday and Thursday evening from seven to 8.15 p.m. Children aged seven years upwards are most welcome. There will be no training this coming Thursday, December 22, as the club will take a break for the Christmas holidays. Then its all systems go again on Monday, January 9.
A very happy and peaceful Christmas to all readers of the Crossabeg notes. Keep the notes coming in. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Anne at 086 1980775. Notes to be submitted by Sunday evening or by noon on a Friday in the event of a bank holiday.
Over The Water
Masses in the Churches
The following are the times of Masses in the Parishes of Castlebridge, Screen and Curracloe for Christmas. Christmas Eve Masses are as follows:- 6 p.m. in Curracloe; 7.30 p.m.in Screen and 9 p.m. in Castlebridge. Masses on Christmas Day are as follows:- 9.15 a.m. in Curracloe; 10.30 a.m. in Castlebridge and 11.30 a.m. in Screen.
Weekly winners of the Christmas cards in Hotel Curracloe for turkeys were Murt Kelly & Austin Hearne. The Grand Christmas final takes place this Thursday, December 22 at 8.30 p.m. sharp. You must have played a minimum of 6 nights to qualify for the final.
A Benefit night in aid of Colin Kehoe (former County hurler) will be held in the Porter House, Castlebridge, on Friday, December 30 at 8 p.m There will be music and finger food will also be served. There will be some surprises on the night too. Tickets cost €10 and door prizes, including a stove valued at €650. For tickets or more information please contact 087- 6295641 .
Curracloe school news
The Parent's Association of St. Margaret's national school, Curracloe, have produced a lovely school calendar for 2017. It is on sale in the school and in local businesses at a cost of €5. Christmas cards with pictures of the parish churches are also available for sale in the school. A pack of 5 cards cost €2. All proceeds from the sale of cards will be donated to school funds.
The Infant class performed superbly in their Christmas play 'Ralph the Reindeer' on Wednesday of last week. Well done to all the children who sang so beautifully in their recent Christmas concert.
Recent Split the Pot winner Ann Cash won €202. The next draw will take place in the school on Monday, January 9th, 2017. Thanks to everyone for their generous support.
The annual Porter House Christmas Coffee day takes place this Wednesday, December 21 from 10.30 a.m. until 6 p.m. All the usual treats on offer, mince pies, coffee cake, porter cake and much more. All proceeds from the day will go to the Castlebridge Day Care Centre. There will also be a raffle with some lovely prizes on offer. Your support would be appreciated.
The Porter House in Castlebridge will hold a Bingo session this Wednesday, December 21st at 10 p.m. The jackpot must go on the night. There will also be live music with John Kenny and Pam Rossiter. There will be complimentary finger food and all the usual fun. A night not to be missed.
The Hope Cancer Support Centre would like to invite all to their annual Winter Solstice Ceremony of Light and Healing in the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, this Wednesday, December 21 at 7.30 p.m. Please go along and be part of something special.
A very happy and peaceful Christmas to all readers of the column. Keep the notes coming in. Email to email@example.com or contact Anne on 086-1980775. Submit notes by Sunday night or by 12 noon on a Friday in the event of a bank holiday weekend.