Thursday 22 August 2019

Around the Districts

Mai Black and Nellie Scallan who were in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork to cheer on Wexford in the All-Ireland Senior Championship quarter-final against Waterford on Sunday. Pic: George Hatchell
Mai Black and Nellie Scallan who were in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork to cheer on Wexford in the All-Ireland Senior Championship quarter-final against Waterford on Sunday. Pic: George Hatchell
Michelle Dooley Mahon at the afternoon tea party in The Bull Ring Market in aid of Pieta House and Wexford Womans Refuge.


church notes

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.

Irish Night

Don't forget the Irish night in the Anvil on Friday, July 28,. all welcome.

Soccer Camp

As a fundraising event for the club, Ballyurn Celtic AFC are hosting a soccer camp which will take place in the school grounds on first to fourth of august from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. €30 per child from five years to 13 years. Contact cllr John O'Rourke at 086 8420609 for details and booking.


Bingo is played every Monday night in the Anvil Ballymurn at 9 p.m.

Penny Bank

Penny bank collections continue every Saturday and Sunday in the hall after masses.

Lotto Results

Lotto Results for July 12: numbers drawn were 18, 20, 21 and 23. No jackpot winner; Lucky dips: Veronica Roche and Maura Lambert. Next jackpot €10,000.

Summer Festival

Ballymurn summer festival will take place Monday, July 31, to Sunday, August 6. We hope to see you all out to support the Youth club. They will be collecting bottles for the bottle stall over the next week and a half and would appreciate if you could drop bottles to any committee member.


Wayside Players

The Wayside Players will present three plays for the forth-coming summer Drama Season. This year, Wayside will perform in Lever Bar in Blackwater Village. Two one-act plays, 'Fledged and Flown' and 'None the Wiser' will be presented on the following dates: Wednesday, August 2, 16 and 30, Saturday and Friday, August 12 and 25, commencing at 8.30 p.m.

A hilarious three-act play - 'The Lost Weekend' will be presented on Friday, August 4, and 18, Wednesday August 9 and 23 and Saturday, September 2, also commencing at 8.30 p.m. So please support the Wayside Players - a great night's entertainment is guaranteed at these comedy presentations.

Active Retirement

The next group get together is Wednesday, August 2, in the hall at 7 p.m. Money due for trip to west Cork are due for payment on or before August 25, please.



The death occured suddenly on Friday last, July 21, of Brendan, son of the late Paddy and Johanna Carthy, Ballydicken, Crossabeg. Pre-deceased by his parents and brothers Sonny, Joseph, Tommy and David, he is survived by his brothers Séamus Michael and Patrick, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, Aunt Emer, relatives and friends to whom we offer our deepest sympathy in their time of need.

Removal took place from Mackens funeral home to Crossabeg church on Monday evening at 8.15 p.m. Burial takes place today, Tuesday to Oylegate cemetery after Requiem Mass at 2 p.m.

A dairy farmer who continued to work the land following the death of his brother Tommy, he was a very quiet and reserved man, who dedicated most of his time to carrying on the farm work, as well as some hire work. His sudden death will come as a great shock to his family. RIP.


Weekly winners at Kyle Forge last week were Georgina Power, Kathleen Kehoe, Lilly Thomas, Annette Robinson, Stella Nolan, Mary Morrissey, Michael Galvin, Breda O'Brien and Frances Morris.


Pádraig Moriarty represented St Killian's Athletic Club on Thursday evening last in the Menapians AC 5km. Having done a couple of half marathons recently, the 5K was a welcome reprieve from the longer distances. His stamina stood to him and he a had a strong race winning his age category.

Niall Sheil travelled to Ballymacarbery on Friday evening last to compete in the West Waterford AC summer series. This was the 22nd annual Dooceys bar five mile road race. Niall had a tough race and had to work hard. He got his tactics spot on coming from behind to the take victory.

This was good preparation for Niall as he prepares to compete for Ireland over 1500m and 5K in the European Masters track and field championships in Denmark in the coming weeks.

Soccer club news

Crossabeg AFC would like to thank all who participated and supported the Beg Keg 2017, as well as their sponsors A & A. Quinn and Foleys pub. The Crossabeg Beach party will be held on Saturday next, July 29, in Foleys pub. Last year's party was a great success and raised vital funds for the club. Tickets can be purchased through any committee member or by contacting Crossabeg AFC on Facebook.

The club is also looking for anyone who is interested in playing under-18 soccer as they are trying to put together a team for the coming season. For anyone who is interested you can contact Seán Kelly at 083 3014923 or via Facebook messenger (@CrossabegAFC).

Over the Water

Church gate collection

Clean Screen Tidy Village team are holding a church gate collection on Sunday, July 30, at the 11.30 a.m. Mass in Screen. Please give generously as all funds go towards the betterment of the village and surrounding areas.

The team have been very busy over the past few weeks with grass cutting, strimming, painting, replacing knocked down signs, making better viewing unto the main road at Garrylough and loads more work. The village is looking splendid at the moment with the hanging baskets really blooming. So please, if you are on your travels and you see those people out working, give a beep of the horn to show your appreciation for their hard work in keeping Screen clean.

Help needed

Bridge Rovers Soccer Club are looking for anyone who is interested in helping out in any way from making a cup of coffee in the shop, putting the flags out on match day or passing on knowledge of soccer to young budding stars, or if you have a little Messi or Stephanie Roche, who would like to play.

Contact Davina at 087 6366226 as training will be starting soon. A reminder that the FAI summer soccer camp is almost sold out. It takes place from August 7 to August 11 Book now on before it is too late.

Castlebridge Show

The 77th annual horticultural and agricultural Castlebridge show will take place on Sunday, August 13, with the gates opening at 1.45 p.m with lots to see.

The committee have numerous classes so whether you are interested in baking, arts and crafts, growing vegetables/flowers, photography or flower arrangements, they have a class to suit everyone. Why not check out the schedule on the Website You can email your entries to

On the day, Mrs Oddsocks will provide kids entertainment, face painting, a Punch and Judy show, and the kids can take part in a fancy dress parade where each child will receive a goody bag. There is also a pets corner, an exhibition from Castlebridge ICA guild, a bottle stall and bric - a-brac stall run by Shelmalier GAA club, a dog show with numerous classes the first prize winners from each of the class will then be judged for the Nicest Dog of the show and will be awarded the overall winner.

As well as all those, there will also be a glamorous granny competition, best dressed gentleman, best dressed lady competition where the winner will be picked from the attendance at the show. There is something for everyone at this great show.

Music will be provided by the Fife and Drum band, and a tea tent where some home baking can be enjoyed over a nice cup of tea or coffee. This is the place to be on Sunday, August 13, The committee are looking forward to seeing you there.

Anniversary Mass

The first anniversary Mass for the late Anastasia Quinn, Ballyvaloo, Blakwater will be offered up on Saturday next, July 29, in Blackwater church at 8 p.m. Will those who think of Stasia today, a little prayer to Jesus say. Sadly missed by her loving family.

Darren fundraiser

A Poker night will take place in the Porter House, Castlebridge this coming Thursday, July 27, at 8 p.m. €20 a player with two 'buy back' options of €10 each. Texas Hold-em guaranteed prize money €500 and a great raffle too. Please support this worthy cause.


Castlebridge show committee would like to thank Syl Doyle of Wilton Gardens, Bree for a very enjoyable and informative walk and talk around Castlebridge Community Gardens. They would also like to thank the Castlebridge Community Gardens for a great evening on July 2 A great evening was had by all.


Table quiz

The organisers of the Christmas Lights for Oulart are holding a table quiz in Marty's Bar on Friday, July 28, beginning at 8.30 p.m. A Table of Four will cost €20 and a raffle will also take place. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Coffee morning.

A big thank you is extended to everyone who supported Dervla Nimmo's coffee morning in Oulart Community on Sunday, July 16. €2,250 was raised and all the money will go towards urgently needed medical equipment and medications for Levingstone Hospital, Zambia where Dervla and three other medical students are volunteering to work for one month the people of the parish congratulate her on her fundraising efforts and wish her all the best with the work that she will be doing.

Mise Éire Monument

The new monument in Oulart, erected to commemorate the Rising of 1916 and featuring the names of the local people known to have been involved, is nearing completion and will be unveiled in early October. This unique monument, featuring the Proclamation, has already received very favourable comment and will, very fittingly, serve to remind the present and future generations of the ideals and heroism of the people of that turbulent time.


Even though Oulart National School is closed for the summer holidays the weekly split-the-pot continues as usual. The most recent winner is Frank Rice, grandson of Pauline and Gerry, Kilnamanagh Upper, who won €117. Please continue to support the local school's fundraising effort by entering split-the-pot in local businesses.

Thatching Fund

The committee of Bygone Days Storytelling House 'Thatching Fund' would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the local people and the 'not-so-local' people for donating goods and items for the recent Jumble Sale. Thanks you also to those generous people who made donations to the fund, to those who attended, bought items or helped in any way to make the day a thorough success. The long-awaited thatching is due to start in August.


Well done to Oulart-The Ballagh and Wexford senior camogie player Úna Leacy, who was voted Women's GPA Player of the month for June following her fine performance in the championship match against Offaly and was awarded Player of the match in the recent victory over Tipperary.

The Ballagh

Split the Pot

Congratulations to our recent winners: Mary Murphy €75, Tommy Maguire €75 and Tara Murphy €61. The weekly draws continue over the summer holidays and it costs just €2 to play. Envelopes can be found in all local businesses: Tim's Chipper, Caroline's Hairdressing, Bob's Bar, Lounge, Shop & Takeaway, The Sawdust, Barry Walsh's Car Servicing, The Unyoke Cafe, The Trading Post, Angelo's Takeaway, The Post Office and Ballaghkeene Daybreak.

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