Friday 24 November 2017

Around the Districts

Janice Gordan and Colum Tynan from Curracloe at the Cottage Autism Network Ball in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross.
Janice Gordan and Colum Tynan from Curracloe at the Cottage Autism Network Ball in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross.


Parish lotto

Lotto Results for Wednesday, April 19: winning numbers 9-25 - 26-30. No jackpot winner. One match-three winner receives €650: P Boyle, c/o Seller. Jackpot for Wednesday, April 26, is €9,200. Tickets can be purchased from any promoter or from Clonard parish office.

Church news

Clonard Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The coach to Dublin will depart Clonard Community Centre car park at 6.30 a.m. on Sunday, April 30. Due to unforeseen circumstances we will now be staying in the St Louis Hotel, Avenue du Paradis. Any queries please contact Karen in the parish office.

Diocesan Pilgrimage To Lourdes: The 49th annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from May 17 to May 22 next. Led by Bishop Denis Brennan. Cost is from €699. Contact O'Leary Travel, Enniscorthy - 053 9233178 for enquiries.

Easter Draw Results

First prize: Cody Corish, c/o Bingo. Second prize: Liz Savage, c/o Bingo. Thank you for your support.

Clonard GAA

Congratulations to Anne Tormey on winning €220 in this week's split-the-pot draw. The seller was Aidan Gilbert. Next week's envelopes are on sale now. The club would like to wish the Legend Fonzo Mahon, who has just come out of hospital a speedy recovery and hope to see him on the field soon.

ladies GAA

The under-10 girls are little warriors, as they played an outstanding game of football last Thursday in Ballyhouge and came home with a brilliant win. A very exciting game, Clonard.

Volunteers future is very bright after watching these young girls play their first match: each and every girl played their part in the win: Bronagh Kelly, Shannon McGuire, Abi Law, Cora Murphy, Niamh White, Gillian O'Gorman, Molly Thompson, Robin O'Connor, Isabel Carty, Esme McKieran Beckett, Mia Rose Flood, Elle Rossiter, Coachs Collette Butler and Danielle Chin were well impressed with this teams first performance... A big thank you to Ballyhouge under-10 girls for a great game, Next under-10 game is on this Wednesday evening in Clonard at 7 p.m. V Glynn-Barntown.

The minor girls played at home against Kilmore last Friday where they also recorded a first win after drawing the previous week against O'Rahilly Mouges, overall another very close exciting game. Both under-14 teams will play their next round this weekend, First up the Green team play at home in Clonard V Rathgarouge/Cushinstown at 6 p.m., on Monday evening the Pink team play away to Baile Dubh Tire. Our Junior team play at home against Rathgarouge/Cushinstown at 7 p.m. this evening. Best of luck to all teams, please come out and support them as plenty of encouragement and support is always appreciated.

Well done to Ciara Shannon and Tara Murphy and their county under-14 team mates as they won their championship semi-final on Saturday V Kilkenny, best of luck in the final V Westmeath on May 6. Also best of luck to our senior player Niamh Butler and her senior county team mates as they play Tipperary on Sunday in the Div 3 final in Kildare.


Tea Party

An afternoon tea party with a bring and buy sale will take place in Kyle Forge on Saturday, May 6, from mid-day till 3 p.m. Donations of cakes, scones, bread, tarts and garden produce would be appreciated. Volunteers to help out on the day are very welcome, and a meeting of all volunteers will take place this Thursday evening, April 27, at 7.30 p.m in Kyle Forge. All proceeds from the party will go towards the upkeep and running costs of Crossabeg church.

St Killian's ac

JUVENILE NEWS - Weekly training for juvenile members takes place every Monday and Thursday evening in the community field in Crossabeg from 7 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. New members are most welcome. At the St Senan's AC open sports in Kilmacow on Easter Monday, Jack Forde and Paul Freeman were both in action. Jack took silver in the 100m under-15; bronze in the Shot Putt under-16; bronze in the High Jump under-16 and bronze in the Long Jump under-15. Paul came home with two gold medals when he won the 100m under-17 and the 700m under-17. The club will host the Schools marathon on Wednesday, May 24, details to follow in the coming weeks.

SENIOR NEWS - Senior members of the club have been very busy over the past few weeks, competing in road races and county events. Brian O'Shaughnessy competed in the Hope and Dream 10K in Enniscorthy recently and finished in fifth place out of 357 competitors in a time of six minutes 56 seconds. Pádraig Moriarty travelled to Meath to compete in the Bohermeen AC half marathon where he finished in fourth place overall in a time of 82 minutes 38secs. This put him in an excellent position when he lined up to represent his club at the county intermediate road race where he finished in 24th place in a very competitive field.

Niall Sheil continues to tour the county and is in super form picking up some fine victories, in the Blue 5K race in Wexford, the Enniscorthy Hockey club 5K, and the Davy Fortune 5K hosted by the Shamrocks GAA and the.

Gael Scoil 5K

New member Séamus Harding made a good impression winning the St Ibar's camogie club road race and he also competed in the Rosslare 10K and put in a strong performance to finish in 29th place in a time of 41minutes.

On Sunday last both Pádraig and Niall were out in action again in the Wexford half marathon and 10K. Pádraig represented the club well in the half marathon and finished in 83 minutes while Niall won the 10K. Niall was also out in action on Friday evening competing in the Faugheen 5K as part of the Carrick-on-Suir summer series. In a very competitive race he finished in second place in a time of 15 minutes 50secs.

St Killian's AC are delighted to host the County Masters Road Race on Friday, May 5, starting and finishing at Crossabeg national school. They will need the help and co-operation of all members to ensure the smooth running of this event.

Community Games

The local Community Games committee will hold the Areas Athletic finals in the community field in Crossabeg on Wednesday, May 18, Times and details to follow in the coming weeks. All schools in the area will also be notified.

Recycling Drive

A recycling drive in aid of St Patrick's National School, Crossabeg is being planned. You can drop off items to the school on Friday, May 5, at 9.20 a.m or at 2 p.m or at 3 p.m. Items can also be handed in on Monday, May 8, from 9 a.m till 9.20 a.m. The organising committee will take in clean unwanted clothes, bedlinen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Laptops and mobile phones will also be accepted, but keep them separate. Your support for this fundraising campaign would be much appreciated.


We extend our condolences to the family of the late Margaret (Peg) Morris (née Walker) Garrywilliam, Crossabeg, whose unexpected death on Thursday of last week shocked family, neighbours and friends, as she had been in good form only days prior to her death. She had a great affinity with dogs and gave many years of volunteering to the WSPC.A shop in Wexford town. She also became a member of the local 55+club and was also a valued member of the local church choir. Pre - deceased by her son Anthony, she is mourned by her husband Peter, grandson Anthony and his wife Margaret, great-grandchildren James and Holly, relatives and friends. RIP.

Wedding Bells

We send our congratulations and good wishes to Patrick, youngest son of Nellie and Paschal Gill, Ferrycarrig, whose marriage to Ciara, daughter of Josephine and Seán Flanagan, Harolds Cross, Dublin, took place in Crossabeg church on Saturday last. The receptions for family and friends took place at Horetown House.

Soccer club news

Crossabeg AFC will hold their annual general meeting in Kyle Forge on Friday, May 12, at 7.30 p.m. Anyone wishing to propose a motion should do so in writing seven days prior to the meeting. The Players Re-Union will also take place on Friday, May 12, in Foleys pub. The annual Charity Match will take place on Sunday, May 14, open day.

An open day at the gardens at Artramon will take place on Sunday, May 28, Countess Von Walderdorff has kindly offered to open her grounds once again this year. The local senior citizens committee will organised the days event.

Ladies' football

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' football club training takes place at the community field in Crossabeg for the under-eights every Wednesday evening at 6.30 p.m. Training also for the under-10s and under-12s also on Wednesday evenings at 6.30 p.m.

Over the Water


The family of the late Danny Potter, Curracloe, would like to thank everyone for their generosity towards the collection for Wexford Hospice Homecare. The total amount collected was €1,120.

Table quiz

St Ibar's Shelmaliers camogie club and Shelmalier Coiste na nÓg club will hold a table quiz on Friday, May 5, at 9 p.m in Hotel Curracloe. This will be a fundraiser for the boys and girls Féile teams. Entry fee is €20 for a table of four persons. This will be a fun night-out so make sure you get your friends to make up a team.


Tickets are selling fast for the the KUBE, the fundraiser for Curracloe United AFC, which will take place this coming Saturday, April 29 (bank holiday weekend) at Hotel Curracloe, commencing at 8 p.m. Contact any one of the following, Willie Murphy at 087 9841383; Robbie Staples at 083 0033047 or Shane Murphy at 087 0905648 or club members. The organising committee are guaranteeing great entertainment as the contestants compete against each other in games of skill.

Development lottos

The Shelmalier GAA Club had no winner of the jackpot in the lotto draw on Monday, April 17, The numbers drawn were 2, 6, 21 and 28. There were two match-three winners, Ibar Murphy and B. Howlin, who each received €100.

The numbers drawn in the Curracloe United AFC lotto draw on Sunday last, April 23, were 4, 5, 8 and 10. There was no jackpot winner and seven match-three winners who each received €25, Ger and Chris Morris, c/o Roadhouse; JPH c/o Tavern; Darragh Connor, Riverglen, Curracloe; Eileen Breen, Glenbough; Philip Kinsella, Gorey; Carol Watters, c/o seller and Kate Costello, c/o Brian McKenna. Next weekends jackpot stands at €20,000 and the draw takes place in the Curracloe Tavern on Sunday next, April 30, at 9 p.m.

GAA Gear Shop

Due to increased demand from players and the public, the shop at Hollymount will now be open on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6.30-7. 30 p.m to facilitate anyone who wishes to purchase Shelmalier camogie, hurling and football playing gear and leisure gear.

Clean Screen news

Its that time of year again - National Spring Clean time. The organising committee are asking all volunteers to meet them in the village on Saturday morning next, April 29 at 9 a.m. You will be supplied with gloves, bags, pickets, vests etc.

They will be cleaning up the roads leading to the village and volunteers - young and not so young alike, are asked to join in and lend a hand to clear the village and roads of unwanted and unsightly rubbish and at the same time do your bit for the national spring clean operation.

show AGM

The annual general meeting of Castlebridge Show committee will be held in Castlebridge community centre on Friday evening next, April 28 at 8 p.m. All are most welcome.

Easter Draw

The Overall winners of the Easter draw (Partners 45) at Hotel Curracloe were Eamon Leacy and George Doran and the runners-up were Kathleen Leacy and Murt Hanrahan, Michael Byrne and Murt Kelly, Austin Hearne and Donal O'Leary. Winners of the B final were Fr Denis Kelly and John Byrne and the runners-up were Bridget Sinnott and Seán Murphy, Mary J. Whelan and Larry Shaughnessy. Cards will now take a break for the summer months and will resume again in early October. The organisers wish to thank everyone who participated throughout the sessions.

senior football

Two late goals by the Starlights could not stop the Shels senior footballers recording their first win in the opening round of the championship on a 1-13 to 2-9 score line. Eoin Doyle got his side off to a good start with a point and the Shels continued to dominate with points from Conor Hearne, Eoghan Nolan, Simon Donohoe, Arnie Murphy and Brian Malone to lead 0-8 to 0-3 at half time.

The Starlights showed more determination in the second half and narrowed the gap to just two points but the Shels continued to add to their tally. Two late goals from the Starlights saw the lead reduce but the Shels clung on for the win. They now play the Sarsfields in the next round on Saturday next, April 29, at 5.30 p.m in Wexford Park.

Junior Football

The Shelmalier Junior footballers met the Starlights in the first round of the championship and in an outstanding game the Enniscorthy side claimed victory on a 2-14 to 3-12 score line. The Shels led by one point at half time thanks to scores from Craig Parker, Jody Donohoe, Kevin O'Leary, Eoin O'Leary, Conor Walsh and Dan Campbell.

Three early goals in the second half put the Enniscorthy side in the lead, but the Shels also added to their tally with scores by Craig Parker, Colin Cleary and Eoin O'Leary. The Shels now meet Davidstown in Monageer on Sunday next, April 30, at 3.30 p.m.

Easter Camp

The Shelmalier Easter camp which took place last week attracted around 150 boys and girls and was an outstanding success. The youngsters not only received coaching in football, hurling and camogie but also in a wide range of activities.

The Organisers received much praise for the high level of coaching and for the fun and enjoyment too. They wish to thank all coaches and administrators for giving of their time and expertise and all who helped out in any way to ensure the success of the camp.

Wexford People

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