Saturday 25 November 2017

Around the Districts

Enjoying the Cottage Autism Network Ball in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross were Arabella and Michael Murr from Castlebridge.CAN Community Autism Ball in the Brandon House Hotel.From left; Arabella and Michael Murr Castlebridge.Photo;Mary Browne
Enjoying the Cottage Autism Network Ball in the Brandon House Hotel, New Ross were Arabella and Michael Murr from Castlebridge.CAN Community Autism Ball in the Brandon House Hotel.From left; Arabella and Michael Murr Castlebridge.Photo;Mary Browne


GAA club notes

This week's lotto numbers were 17, 20, 25 and 26. No jackpot winner, no match-three winners. Lucky Dips: Sam Lambert Des Rawle Next jackpot €8,600.

Congratulations to winners in first County Development draw: Maura Kearns Kereight (€300 voucher for Kilcannon garden centre); Denis Kehoe, Ballykelly (€150). Best of luck to all the teams playing matches this week.

Knitter Knatters

Ballymurn Knitter Knatters meet every Wednesday in the club room of Ballymurn hall from 11 a.m. New members always welcome.

ce scheme

Crossabeg/Ballymurn CE Scheme have a vacancy at Crossabeg AFC for a Grounds Person - Job Ref: 2034530 Starting Date: May 8. Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy. Job Reference Number will also be required. Eligibility to participate on CE for this position, you must be 25 years or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.

First Communion

Congratulations to second class pupils in Scoil Chroí Ró Naofa Ballymurn, who will be celebrating the sacrament of Firsr Holy Communion On Saturday, May 6.

Tidy Towns

It's that time of year again and our application will be processed in the next couple of weeks. If you would like to help out in any way, please contact any of the committee members. We gained nine points last year and with a little extra help we hope to gain again this year.

Thanks to everyone that contributes to the collection box in the local shop and thanks to Peter Doyle for facilitating this.


Tidy Towns

Blackwater Tidy Towns held an EGM on Thursday, April 20. The following officers were elected: chairman, Noel Breen, secretary, Clare Carroll, treasurer, Nuala O'Leary, PRO, Martha Breen. W.

ork meetings continue on Wednesdays and Saturdays - meet on the bridge at 10.30 a.m and bring suitable garden tools, secateurs, brush, watering can or any other suitable item. Volunteers are especially welcome.

Active Retirement

The inaugural meeting was held on April 25 and there was a good attendance and many ideas were discussed. The next meeting is on May 9 at 2.30 p.m. in Blackwater Lodge. Members and all those interested in joining, are most welcome to attend.

Coláiste an Átha

The parents' association of Coláiste an Átha, Kilmuckridge, will host their annual coffee morning in the Lounge of the Crosses Pub in Kilmuckridge from 10 a.m. to midday on Friday, May 12. Tickets are available at the college reception during the school day or just come along on the day. There will be lots of door and raffle prizes.

The parents' association are involved in many aspects of school life, helping out at the Open Night, the Enrolment Night, first year Parent's Information Evening, policy development and fundraising to mention but a few. All are welcome to attend the coffee morning and your support will be very much appreciated.


Tea Party

An afternoon tea party will be held in Kyle Forge this coming Saturday, May 6, from midday till 3 p.m. Donations to cakes, buns, scones, tarts, and garden produce would be most welcome. All proceeds from the party go towards the upkeep and running costs of Crossabeg church.

Community Games

This coming Saturday, May 6, Cliona Kearney and Eimear Halpin from Crossabeg will travel to Abbotstown, Co. Dublin, as part of the Wexford under-12 cross country relay team. Competing in the under-eight Freestyle event in the swimming competitions will be Lauren Kehoe from Crossabeg. We wish them well.

The local Community Games committee will hold their annual athletics finals on Thursday, May 18, at Crossabeg community field. Further details in the coming weeks. The local schools will also be notified.

Recycling Drive

Crossabeg national school are organising a recycling drive. You can drop off items at the school on Friday, May 5, at 9.20 a.m, again at 2 p.m and also at 3 p.m. Items can also be handed in on Monday, May 8, between 9 a.m and 9.20 a.m. The organisers will take in unwanted clean clothes, bedlinen, shoes, bags, belts, towels, curtains and soft toys. Laptops and Mobiles are also accepted but please keep them separate. Your support for this event would be much appreciated.

Soccer club news

Crossabeg Soccer club will hold their annual general meeting on Friday, May 12, at 7.30 p.m in Kyle Forge. Anyone wishing to propose a motion should do so seven days before the meeting. The Players re-Union will take place in Foleys pub on Friday, May 12, The club will also hold their annual charity match on Sunday, May 14, open day.

An open day will be held in the grounds and gardens of Artramon on Sunday, May 28, Countess Von Walderdorff has once again very kindly offered to open the gardens to visitors, as this event proved most popular last year. The event is being organised by the Crossabeg senior citizens committee.


Congratulations to St Killian's AC athlete Amy Forde, who was the winner of the discus event at the Loreto schools track and field events held on Thursday of last week.

Also competing for the school was Jean Hanrahan, who finished in fifth place in the Long Jump (4.70m) and who also competed in the hurdles.



Ferrycarrig Rowing Club will resume training for the 2017 season on Wednesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Looking forward to seeing lots of old faces - and plenty of new ones - on shore.

If anyone has a friend or a brother or sister, mother or father, gran or grandad, son, daughter, niece, nephew, aunt or uncle who would be interested in jumping in a boat and pulling, then please ask them to come along and give it a try.

We will be on-shore beside the 'Giraffe' every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 7 p.m. Wear trainers and bring a bottle of water. Look forward to seeing you there.


Date for your diary: annual Tractor Run in Glynn - Sunday, July 2.


The 25th annual Mass and Wreath laying for Private Andy Wickham takes place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, in Barntown Church.


Thank you to all for your support in raising funds for the Londis 2017 initiative, Climb for Joy for our charity partners, Pieta House. We have now reached our target figure of €2,100 and are happy to announce that we will be sending seven people to climb Corran Tuathail in Co. Kerry. Good luck to all involved.

Congratulations to Barry Grace, the winner of the final split-the-pot.


Congratulations to Ciara Butler, who achieved the highest score in our club Féile camogie skills competition. Ciara will go forward to represent the club at the upcoming county finals. Thanks to all the girls who came down to take part.

It's take two for our senior camogie team who go head to head with Buffers Alley again on Monday next in Monamolin in a play off for a league final spot. Best of luck, ladies.


Hard luck to our under-14 hurlers who were defeated by Buffers Alley in Monamolin on Thursday evening. It was level pegging at half time but the Alley pulled away in the second half to take the victory.

UNDER-6 ACADEMY - We started back on Saturday, April 29, at 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. in Glynn-Barntown GAA grounds and will continue each Saturday at this time. Any questions contact Ger at 087 2378165.

REGISTRATION - A final registration night was held on Thursday in the clubhouse for all underage girls and boys in the club. Thank you to all who have now registered with the club. As we are all starting the game season your child must be registered to play. Contact your child's manager for registration forms or download forms from the club website.

MICHAEL LAFFAN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT - Our Michael Laffan Memorial Hurling Tournament is back this year but even bigger than before with 20 teams, 40 matches and 360 players. On Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m., Glynn-Barntown GAA Club is the place to be.

MINI SEVENS FINAL - Hard luck to the gallant boys of Barntown NS beaten by Rathnure school last week, in the INTO Mini Sevens hurling final.


Our Senior footballers were scheduled to play Round two of the Tom Doyle championship in St Patrick's Park on Friday v Starlights. Result not available at time of print.

MODEL COUNTY TICKETS - Thanks to all who supported the club by buying a Model County Draw ticket. The first of the three draws took place recently and Glynn-Barntown GAA Club is delighted to have sold four winning tickets for this draw.

ladies' football

Well done to the under-10 Blue team with a great draw vs Kilmore on Wednesday evening in Killurin and well done to the under-10 Green team who had a great win vs Clonard/Volunteers on Wednesday evening. First matches of the season and two great performances - well done all.

Huge well done to our Junior B ladies' football team who had another fantastic win on Tuesday night vs St Anne's. Two great wins under their belt now - what a great start to the season.


Glynn-Barntown Tennis Club are actively looking for new members and held an introductory tennis evening on the courts in Glynn-Barntown GAA Club complex on Wednesday, April 26. Summer memberships are now available. Any queries to Jane O'Shea 087 2742290.


Next Saturday, May 6, will be a very special day for all our young friends in second class in Glynn NS as they make their First Holy Communion. We wish them and their families a wonderful day.


Car boot sales continue every Thursday throughout the summer from 4 p.m. at Ferrycarrig Park - home of Wexford FC. Admission: Traders from €10 Public €2 per car.


Notices for inclusion in the Glynn-Barntown area notes should be emailed to or alternatively, phone or text Hillary at 087 2028065.

Over the Water

Table quiz

St Ibar's/Shelmalier camogie club will hold a table quiz on Friday next, May 5, in hotel Curracle. The event will begin at 9 p.m and is a fundraiser for the boys and girls Féile teams. Entry fee is €20 for a team of four persons, so get your team together for a night of good fun.

Summer camp

The FAI summer camp returns to Bridge Rovers AFC again this summer. The camp caters for boys and girls aged 6-14 years and takes place from August 7 to August 11

Go to to book your child's place. Book early and don't be disappointed. Places for this very popular camp sold out very early last year.

Gear Shop

Due to demand from players and supporters, the shop at Hollymount opens on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6.30-7.30 p.m to facilitate those wishing to purchase Shelmalier camogie, hurling and football playing and leisure gear.

Athletic finals

The local Community Games Athletic finals will be held on Thursday, May 18, in the local community field in Crossabeg. Details and schedule will be posted out to all schools. Registration will take place at 6.30 p.m. These events cater for boys and girls aged under-8 right up to under-16. All children to be underage at July 31.

School news

Children from Curracloe national school travelled to Carrig-on-Bannow to take part in the Junior Féile recently. They competed in a number of individual, duet and trio competitions as well as Ceili band. The standard of music was excellent and a number of children won medals.

In the under-8 individual tin whistle, Eilish Moran finished in third place; in the under-8 duet eight Mary Harding-Kenny and Mia Murphy (first) under-8 trio - Mary Harding Kenny and Mia Murphy and Lucy McCormack (second) and the under-8 band came third.

In the under-10 individual button accordion Seán Redmond (third) under-10 individual whistling VJ Doyle and Eoin O'Doherty (joint third) Thanks to Martha and Marie Torpey for all their hard work in preparing the children for the event.

Sincere thanks to all who generously supported the cake sale and raffle on Friday, April 7, A total of €458 was raised and will be used to purchase instruments for the schools music group. Thanks to the parents who helped out on the day.

The Rackard League hurling and camogie is now in full swing. the girls from fifth and sixth classes along with their team mates from Screen and Castlebridge have played three matches with one win so far. The boys won both matches played to date.

Recent split-the-pot winner was Joe Lynch, who won €172.

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