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Thursday 5 December 2019

Around the districts: Ballymurn, Crossabeg, Blackwater, Over The Water

Emma Murphy and Louie Murphy Lynch at the coffee morning in Boggans Service Station, Newtown Road in aid of St Vincent De Paul
Emma Murphy and Louie Murphy Lynch at the coffee morning in Boggans Service Station, Newtown Road in aid of St Vincent De Paul

Ballymurn: Parish Gathering - The Ballymurn Parish gathering will take place on Sunday, November 24, in Ballymurn Hall commencing at 4pm with Mass.

Pioneer News

The Ferns Diocescan Pioneer Council will hold their annual dinner dance in the Riverside Park hotel Enniscorthy on Friday, November 22. This will be preceded by Mass in the same Venue. at 7.15 p.m. celebrated by Fr Robert Maguire Spirtual Director.

GAA lotto results

Numbers in the last draw were 7, 14, 22 and 24. No jackpot winner. Match-three winner Dorcas Maher. Next jackpot €10,000.

Deepest sympathy

Deepest sympathy is extended to the Barlow and Cummins families Ballylucas on the death of Eileen Barlow Ballylucas Ballymurn, May she rest in peace.

Bingo

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

Christmas Craft Fair

The Christmas Craft Fair and open day will take place on Sunday, December 1, in Ballymurn NS This year, we are also designating this day as a School open day, where any prospective parents of new pupils are welcome to come and have a look around our school to see the fantastic facilities we have to offer.

Irish Night

An Irish Night will take place in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn on Friday, November 29. Why not come along and join in the music song and craic.

Crossabeg

Christmas Coffee Day

Annis Kehoe of Slaneylodge, Crossabeg, will hold her annual and ever popular fundraising Coffee Day on Saturday, December 7, in Kyle Forge. On the day, those attending will be warmly greeted (with a roaring fire) as well as tea or coffee and lovely cakes and buns.

This year Annis has again decided that all money raised will go towards the local Crossabeg-Ballymurn community centre development project at Garrywilliam. During the event, there will be lots of tarts, buns, mince pies, Christmas cakes and puddings, jams, vegetables, etc on offer, just in time for Christmas. During the day, a raffle will also take place, with lots of lovely prizes to be won. For further enquiries, you can contact Annis at 087 2426146.

Tom Carty, RIP

The death occurred on Tuesday, November 5, of Tom Carty, Galbally, Crossabeg. Tom had been in good health up to the week before, when an accident at home saw him hospitalised, where he died some days later.

A traditional farmer, he worked side by side with his son Harry, but was ever willing to advise, and if you were looking for a role model, it would be difficult to find a better one. He was always interested in all aspects of local community activities and a generous supporter. A gentleman to his fingertips, he would always greet his neighbours, friends and indeed anyone who came to his door with a smile, a mug of tea and in the winter a blazing fire.

He was a great supporter of local and county organisations like the IFA, and was a member of the then organisation that set up the local Co. Wexford Marts, and he was also a keen follower of the Greyhound racing in Enniscorthy.

His main focus though was on his family. Together with May his wife, he reared a family of five children, Harry, John, Thomas, Anne and Jane and in later life he welcomed his daughters-in-law and grandchildren. His death will leave a huge void in their lives.

He died at university hospital, Waterford and reposed at his residence on Friday. His funeral took place to Crossabeg cemetery after Requiem Mass at 11 o'clock on Saturday, November 9, He is also survived by his sisters Kathleen and Mina, relatives and friends to whom we offer our deepest sympathy. RIP.

Christmas party

Crossabeg senior citizens committee are now out calling on all householders and looking for your support for their annual raffle, which helps offset the costs of the annual Christmas party for the senior citizens in our community. Invitations for the guests are also being distributed. The committee wish to thank most sincerely all who have supported them at the doors and for their warm welcome. Your support is much appreciated.

Condolences

We extend our condolences to the family of the late Mylie Miller, Talbot Street, Wexford and formerly of Newcastle, Crossabeg, who died on Thursday last, November 14, Beloved husband of Ann and Father of James and Myles, he is also survived by his brother Jimmy and sisters Claire and Alice, daughter-in-law Sharon, grandchildren Hayley and Kate, nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. He was pre-deceased by his brothers Larry and Frank.

His remains reposed at Mulligans Funeral Home, The Faythe on Friday with removal to Crossabeg church for Requiem Mass at midday on Saturday last. Burial took place to the adjoining cemetery. RIP.

St Killian's AC news

Due to a clash with other activities on Monday nights, it has been decided to move the training session for the younger group (first to third classes) to Thursday nights from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. The older group (fourth class and upwards) will continue to train on Monday and Thursday nights from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Well done to Jack Forde, who represented the CBS Wexford in the intermediate boys category in the Irish Schools combined events competition at AIT on Saturday the ninth. Out of five events, he achieved three PBs, in Shot Putt, 60m Hurdles and 200m and amassed a total of 3171 points to finish in fourth place and most importantly he qualified to make the Irish team that will compete in Scotland at the end of the month. Credit to Jack for his dedication and total commitment and to his coaches, Paul, Nicky and Mick.

Our newest recruit to Cross Country, Zach Deering, had a baptism of fire in the under-11 category in Ferbane on Saturday week last. He put in a brave finish after a gruelling start and will go on to battle it out for victory another day. Well done and Jack and Zach from all in St Killian's.

GAA Club AGM

The annual general meeting of Crossabeg/Ballumurn GAA Club will take place in Kyle Forge, Crossabeg, on Friday, November 29, at 8 p.m. All members and anyone interested are invited to attend.

Appreciation

The Asthma Association would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the people of Crossabeg for their donation of €140, taken up at a churchgate collection recently.

Christmas Shopping Bus

Why not get all your Christmas shopping done under one roof in one day, and beat the December crowds and leave the car at home.

On Saturday, November 30, a bus will leave Blackwater at 8 a.m. and head to Oulart (for collection at 8.20 a.m.) and then head straight to Blanchardstown shopping centre where you can browse to your hearts content with over 180 shops including Smyths toys, Debenhams and Marks and Spencers, plus many many more shops.

The bus will arrive in Blanchardstown at 10 a.m approximately and leave at 5 p.m, leaving loads of time to get your bits and pieces done. The cost of the bus is only €20 per person. For further details, call David at 087 9562978.

Blackwater

Tidy Town AGM

The Blackwater Tidy Town AGM will take place on Monday, December 2, at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Lodge.

Active Retirement

The Active Retirement AGM is on Tuesday, December 10, at 2.30 p.m. in the Lodge, election of officers, refreshments and music. All members are encouraged to attend. Christmas dinner in the Lodge on Saturday, December 14, cost of meal (four course) €20. Please bring a spot prize to value of €5. Those interested in attending, please contact Kate on{087} 2840457 before December 4 please.

Community craft day

Blackwater's annual community craft day is being held in the Blackwater lodge this Sunday, November 24. The doors are open from 10.30 a.m. till 5 p.m. We have an assortment of handmade crafts made by local crafters.

GAA notes

Well done to the St Peter's Collage Junior team who won the Leinster Hurling Shield by defeating Kilkenny CBS in Power Park. In an added bonus Ollie Murphy captained the team with Brian Og Curran playing at corner forward. There were also a number of Blackwater players among the substitutes.

A big well done to Eugene Clarke, who played wing back with Enniscorthy CBS in their victory over Gorey Community School in the South Leinster Junior Hurling B Final.

The indoor arena is currently available for booking for the winter. Contact Lar Leacy to book 087 9162609.

**Notice**. Front pitch is closed till next year for resodding. Back pitch still available to teams.

Upcoming AGMs: Coiste na nÓg AGM Thursday, November 21, 8 p.m. in the clubhouse. camogie AGM Friday, November 22, 8 p.m. Levers Bar, Blackwater. Adult AGM Sunday, November 24, at 5 p.m. in the community centre.

Christmas Shopping Bus

Why not get all your Christmas shopping done under one roof in one day, and beat the December crowds and leave the car at home.

On Saturday, November 30, a bus will leave Blackwater at 8 a.m. and head to Oulart (for collection at 8.20 a.m.) and then head straight to Blanchardstown shopping centre where you can browse to your hearts content with over 180 shops including Smyths toys, Debenhams and Marks and Spencers, plus many many more shops.

The bus will arrive in Blanchardstown at 10 a.m approximately and leave at 5 p.m, leaving loads of time to get your bits and pieces done. The cost of the bus is only €20 per person. For further details, call David at 087 9562978.

Any news?

All notices need to be sent via email to blackwaternotes@gmail.com on the Thursday evening by 9 p.m. before publication every Tuesday or if email is not available please call Clare at 086 8386242. Many of our parishioners are not on social media or email and rely on the paper to keep them up todate.

Over the Water

Annual general meeting

St Ibar's/Shelmaliers camogie club will hold their annual general meeting on Friday night next, November 22 at 8 p.m in Hollymount. Notifications have been sent out. If you did not receive one, please contact the secretary at 087 6983334.

Development lotto

Results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, November 10, The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 23 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and one match-three winner, Matty Murphy, Castlebridge, who won €150. The weekly draw takes place every Sunday with tickets available from committee members around the parish.

Cards

Weekly winners of the partners 45 in Hotel Curracloe were Blain Parnell and John Kelly. Cards continue every Thursday night at 9 p.m.

Curracloe school news

Congratulations to the winner of the recent split-the-pot draw organised by Curracloe national school, Blaine Parnell, who won €129. Envelopes are on sale in all the local Curracloe businesses as well as the school for €2 for one draw, six draws for €10 or 12 draws for €20. The next draw takes place on Wednesday, November 20, Well done to the boys and girls who took part in the Rackard League, Mini 7's and Rising Stars. Many thanks to the parents who provided lifts.

Shelmalier SHIFTA Awards

You have heard of the Oscars and you have heard of the Baftas, well now we have SHIFTAS, the Shelmalier International Film and Television awards. The Shelmalier GAA Club have seven local producers reshooting seven famous films with all the actors and actresses draw from the club and local community.

Join them this Saturday night, November 23, in Hotel Curracloe for a fantastic nights entertainment. Enjoy the seven hilarious film clips plus additional footage and bloopers. Additional entertainment from drumming sensations Extreme Rhythm and other local talent.

Vote for your favourite performers and join national stars Norma Sheehan, George Lawlor, Dr Ed Lyons and Tom Dempsey as they critique the performances and announce the winners of the SHIFTA in each category. Arrive early and enjoy a champagne reception with delicious bites plus all the glitz and glamour of the red carpet and paparazzi.

Tickets are selling fast and are available from Hotel Curracloe, The Porterhouse or from Rebecca Corrigan, Deirdre Tobin or John Banville. Its all systems go, Lights, camera, action.

Christmas Shopping Bus

Why not get all your Christmas shopping done under one roof in one day, and beat the December crowds and leave the car at home. On Saturday, November 30, a bus will leave Blackwater at 8 a.m. and head to Oulart (for collection at 8.20 a.m.) and then head straight to Blanchardstown shopping centre where you can browse to your hearts content with over 180 shops including Smyths toys, Debenhams and Marks and Spencers, plus many many more shops.

The bus will arrive in Blanchardstown at 10 a.m approximately and leave at 5 p.m, leaving loads of time to get your bits and pieces done. The cost of the bus is only €20 per person. For further details, call David at 087 9562978.

Charity Christmas Fair

The Annual Christmas Fair will take place in Castlebridge hall on Sunday, November 24. This is the fifth time the fair has taken place and its main objective is to raise some much needed funds for the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis.

The event has grown in popularity over the years and there is always a demand for tables and this year is no different as tables are selling fast and only a few remain, so dont be disappointed and book you table without delay for only €25. Contact Phil on 087-3341344 or Ian on 087-6091667 for further information.

The `man` himself will travel by sleigh down the main street in Castlebridge and will arrive in his grotto with Mrs. Claus and the elf's at around 2.30 p.m. Doors open from midday to 5 p.m.. Admission to the hall is free but there is a €5 charge to see Santa where you will get a digital photograph and a gift.

News items

News items such as weddings, anniversaries, notices of meetings, sports results etc are most welcome. Email items to redcow2@eircom.net or text to 086 1980775 by Thursday evening of each week.

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