Sunday 19 November 2017

Around the Districts: Ballymurn, Blackwater, Crossabeg and Over the Water

Mass Times

Amanda Carey and Emily Hendrick at the launch of The Friends of It's Good 2 Talk in the Talbot Hotel
Amanda Carey and Emily Hendrick at the launch of The Friends of It's Good 2 Talk in the Talbot Hotel

Mass Times as follows: Tuesday 7.30pm, Thursday 9.30am, Saturday 9.30am and 8.15pm, Sunday 10am.

GAA Notes

Lotto: Congratulations to Lena Larrissy who was the lucky winner of the €10,000 jackpot. The winning numbers were: 7, 8, 16 and 18. Match 3 winners were Pauline Cummins and Alan O'Leary. This week's Jackpot is €5,000.

Well done to our intermediate A footballers who beat Realt na Mara in the quarter final on Saturday last. Our lads played with plenty of pace and skill winning 1-17 to 0-7. The team played in a new set of Jerseys kindly sponsored by Liam Eviston, Rapid Locksmiths Ltd.

Hard luck to our U16 hurlers who lost to Geraldine O'Hanrahans in the shield semi final last weekend. Thanks to the players and mentors for all their efforts during the year.

Golf Classic

Thanks to all those who took part in the Crossabeg Ballymurn GAA club golf classic, in Wexford golf club, recently. Thanks to all our sponsors for their generous support. Well done to the winning team on the day John, Walter and Michael Cummins and Brian O'Connor. Also a big thank you to Conor Shovlin and Pat O'Rourke for all their work in organising everything.

Heritage News

Ballymurn heritage Committee in preparation of 1916 Celebrations are seeking any local information on any members in the area who were actively involved or would like to share their knowledge of that period. Contact Martina on 0863360870.

Ballymurn Youth Club

Ballymurn Youth Club have resumed for the Autumn. It takes place every Friday night in Ballymurn Community Hall at 8pm.

Knitter Knatters

Crochet for beginnersin the club house with Ballymurn Knittern Knatters continues on Wednesdays at 10.30am. Free of charge, All welcome

Vintage News

The Over the Water Vintage Club will hold their Autumn Road Run for tractors. Cars and motorbikes on Sunday 11th October. Registration is at 12pm in Castlebridge Community Centre. In aid of Castlebridge Day Centre and Castlebridge Parish funds.



Blackwater Vintage Club's annual Vintage Threshing & Field Day will take place in Blackwater Village on Saturday 3rd October at 1pm. Attractions include vintage display, live Music & dancing, bottle stall, welly throwing & more, refreshments will also be served. A great family day out is guaranteed. Proceeds to Blackwater Tidy Towns.


GAA club notes

Last week's Lotto numbers were 15, 21, 24 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and the match three winner was Mag Devereux. This week's jackpot is worth €5,200.

Well done to the Intermediate hurlers who defeated Adamstown in the quarter final on Sunday last. Having been five points up early in the second half, they found themselves two down entering injury time, when Eoin McDonald scored a goal to secure a narrow win 2-16 to 1-18. They now play Bunclody in the semi final.

Best of luck to the Intermediate A footballers who play Gorey in the county semi-final on Saturday next at 4 p,m in St. Patricks Park. Hard luck to the U14 hurlers who lost to Ferns in the Shield final last weekend. Thanks to the players and mentors for all their efforts during the year.

Choir Rehearsals

Choir rehearsals have resumed and take place every Thursday evening at 7.30 p.m. in Crossabeg church. The choir will resume singing at the 11.15 a.m. Mass every Sunday morning. New members are always welcome.

Date for the Diary

The annual Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish will take place on December 13 at Ferrycarrig hotel.

Coffee Morning

A Coffee morning will be held on Saturday, October 17 in Kyle Forge to help offset the cost of organising the annual Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish. The event will take place from 10 m. until 1 p.m and your generous support would be appreciated. During the morning a raffle will also be held.

Story House

The every popular story house sessions continue at Kyle Forge and the next session takes place on Sunday, October 4 at 8 p.m. All are welcome and refreshments are also served.

55+ club

The local 55 + club will hold an extraordinary general meeting in Kyle Forge on Tuesday, October 6 at 1.30 p.m. Members are requested to attend.

Church news

Daily Mass every Wednesday and Friday morning at 9.30 a.m. Adoration every Monday from 1 p.m. to 7.20 p.m. with Mass at 7.30 p.m. Adoration then continues until 9 p.m. Prayer meeting in the parochial house on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Friday next is the First Friday of the month and the sick and housebound of the parish will be visited at the usual times.

Over The Water

Development Lotto

Results of the Curracloe United Lotto for Sunday, September 20. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 14 & 17. There was no jackpot winner and 1 match 3 winner who received €150, Martin Kirwan, Belfield Road, Enniscorthy. Tickets are available in local shops and from committee members with the draw taking place every Sunday night.

Sponsored Walk

Castlebridge ICA are holding a sponsored walk on Sunday, October 4. The walk will commence at the community centre, Castlebridge, at 2.30 p.m. All proceeds in aid of St. Patrick's Special School and The Hope Centre, Enniscorthy. All are welcome to join in on the day.

Text Alert

The next step in the Screen and Curracloe community Text Alert project is to have the communication system up and running in conjunction with the Gardai and the Text control bureau, Grapevine, and it is planned to have it up and running before the end of October.

The committee will be setting up a data-base of as many members of the community as possible so that the benefits of the system will be maximised in the drive to help bring down crime in the area.

In order to set up the system, households will be required to give permission for their mobile-phone number to be included and to contribute approximately €10 per annum to cover the costs of running the Text system with Grapevine.

The committee also hope to be able to assist elderly people acquire and set up the "Panic Alarm" system, and this would be conducted on a confidential basis. If you require any further information please contact Joe on 085- 8340931 or Dick on 087- 2213397.


Partners 45 for turkeys will resume in Hotel Curracloe, this coming Thursday, October 1 at 9 p.m. sharp. It is an open draw and all are welcome. You must play 6 nights to qualify to play for the Christmas final. Why not go along, a great night of fun is guaranteed.

Curracloe school news

The Parents Association have organised a new & used clothing and mobile phone collection with LENREC as a fundraiser for the school. Please leave in your bags of clothes etc. to the school between 9.15 a.m. and 2.15 p.m. Monday to Friday from now until Friday, October 16. Lenrec will accept the following for recycling, new and used men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, ties, linen, household textiles, stuffed toys. Mobile phones should be packed separately.

Well done to Mairead Potter who recently won €185 in 'Split the Pot' draw. The next draw will be held on Monday, October 5. Sincere thanks to everyone for continuing to support the draw.

The third and fourth class children went on a trip to Raven Forest on Tuesday , September 22 to attend a "Wetland Field Study" session. The children discovered the wonder of the wetlands through team based activities. Sincere thanks to the parents who provided lifts on the day.

On Thursday, September 24, John and Andrew from the Wildfowl Reserve visited the school. They gave a very informative and interesting presentations on mammals to the fifth and sixth class pupils and a talk on butterflies to the Infant class.

Screen hall updates

The annual general meeting of Screen hall will take place on Tuesday, October 6 at 8 p.m in the hall. All are invited, young and old. Anyone interested in setting up any activities in the hall i.e. indoor bowls, youth club etc over the winter months are invited to go along to the meeting.

Are you clearing out after the summer season? If you have any scrap metal please drop it to the skip located in C&C yard any day from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 to 5 p.m. If you wish for items to be collected please contact John Fielding on 087- 6381114. The hall committee would like to thank all for your continued support.

Social dancing

The next social dancing date for Screen hall takes place this evening, Tuesday, 29th September, and music will be supplied by Lar Kenny & Jimmy Hogan. Your support is always greatly appreciated.

Screen school news

Well done to the boys and girls who played Rackard league games last week and the best of luck to them in their next games. Station teaching on Wednesdays is a great success-ask your child or grandchild about the fun they are having. Non-uniform day will be held on Friday, October 2.

The beginning of school year Mass will take place on Friday, October 2 at 10 a.m in Screen church and will be followed by a special celebration to raise the first ever Active School Flag and to officially launch the new fantastic walkway. There will be activities on the day and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served afterwards and any donations of baked goods will be greatly appreciated.

The Parents Council will hold their annual general meeting on Monday, October 5 at 8 p.m in the school hall. Parents and guardians are urged to attend.

Parents of children who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to a meeting in the school hall on Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m. where Fr. Kelly will outline the Confirmation programme.

Thanks to all who supported the used clothes collection in conjunction with the N.C.B.I. The committee will hold another collection on Thursday, October 22.

Screen school memoirs

The eagerly awaited Screen School Memoirs will be launched on Saturday, October 24 in Hotel Curracloe, and promises to be a great social night-out for parents, past pupils and the local community.Tickets will cost €10 and will be on sale from Friday, October 2 from the school or from Patricia Fielding on 087-9290975 or Kak Redmond on 087- 2981508. Your support would be greatly appreciated on the night.

Discussion night

Castlebridge Show committee are hosting a talk on how to preserve fruit and vegetables with Rose Hurley on Thursday, October 8 at 8 p.m in the community centre, Castlebridge. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Autumn Outing

The Over the Water Vintage Club will hold their annual Autumn outing on Sunday, October 11. Check-in is at the community centre in Castlebridge at 12 noon. All makes of tractors are welcome, as well as anyone wishing to travel on bicycles, in cars etc. Proceeds from the day will be divided between the Day Care centre in Castlebridge and the local parish funds. Your support is much appreciated.

GAA Club notes

The Shelmalier senior team relinquished their hurling crown when going down to a strong St Martins side in the quarter final of the Wexford senior hurling championship played in Wexford Park on Saturday last.

Joe Kelly opened the scoring for the Shels with a point in the fifth minute, but a goal and three points for St Martins in the first ten minutes put them in a commanding lead. A further three points from Joe Kelly and two points from Eoin Doyle put only three point between the sides as the game entered the twentieth minute, but a late rally by St Martins saw the Shels trail by 0-8 to 1-10 at half time.

The second half was a low score affair until the Shelmaliers got a penalty in the twentieth minute which goalie Brian Murphy fired to the St Martins net and again he was given an opportunity from a 21 yard free in the twenty eighth minute but this time it flew over the bar to the relief of the Piercestown men. St Martins go through to the semifinals on a final score line of Shelmaliers 1-10 St Martins 1-16.

It will be the turn of the Shelmalier senior footballers this week when they take on St James in the county semi final which will be played in Wexford Park on Sunday next at 4.30 p.m.

The club hosted the annual under 10 and under 8 blitz in aid of Crumlin Childrens Hospital fund in Hollymount. Great credit is due to all the team selectors and the many visiting teams.

There was no winner of the lotto draw on Sunday, September 21 last when the numbers drawn were 3, 26, 30 and 32. There was no match 3 winner either so the match 3 prize is carried forward to this weeks draw.

There was no winner of the lotto on September 14 when the jackpot stood at €8,600. The numbers drawn were 7, 11, 23 and 28. There were two match three winners, Mattie Murphy and Terry Redmond with each receiving €100.

The club would like to thank the local people who recently helped the club with the installation of the all new camera system in Hollymount. This system will greatly assist the club in monitoring the grounds and facilities 24 hours a d

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