Around the districts: Blackwater, Crossabeg, Oulart, Over the Water
Blackwater: Tidy Towns Clean-up - Blackwater Tidy Towns are having a clean-up on Saturday, March 23, in the village and surrounding areas. Meeting on the bridge at 10 a.m. We need some Saturday Warriors as there's lots to do. Please come a help make Backwater clean and beautiful for everyone. If you need further information please contact 086 8386242.
There was wins recently for the minor footballers in the championship and junior footballers in the league. The minors defeated Kilrush 3-08 to 1-07 while the juniors defeated Sarsfields.
Our new adult club jersey for the season ahead has gone back to basics with a more retro design and return to the slightly darker green in keeping with the first time Blackwater wore this jersey design, back in the mid 50's (different styles and colours before this). A massive thank you to the jersey sponsor David and Elaine of O'Leary Civil Group, who are based in Brisbane, Australia. Its always brilliant when a company sponsors you a set of jersey's but when someone does so, not even living in the country any more is truly amazing and shows what great support the club have. We are extremely grateful.
Membership is now due. It can be paid to any club member and is due before March 31.
Player €150, Player and partner €160, Student €70, Non-player €60, Non-player and partner €70.
This week 25 years ago, the club thanked everyone who attended their American tea party.
Looking for any updates on the club, make sure and check out the club website for all the latest news blackwater.gaa.ie.
Vintage Road Run
Pat the Chap Vintage Club ballyedmond are holding a Vintage Road run on Sunday, March 24, leaving from the Crosses carpark, Kilmuckridge at 12.30 - refreshments served. Proceeds to local charities. For more details please call 087 2672271.
Artramon open day
Reserve Sunday, May 19, for the annual open day at Artramon House and Gardens. Full details at a later stage.
Irish Pilgimage Trust Bingo
There will be bingo in Oulart Community Centre at 8 p.m. on March 31 in aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust and Oulart GAA the funds raised for the IPT will go towards funding a week-long trip for nine young adults with additional needs from the South East region. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Easter Ladies' Football Camp
Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Gaelic Football club are organising an Easter football camp which will take place from April 15 to April 18 in Ballymurn pitch. Two groups will be catered for, five- to seven-year-olds and eight- to 12-year-olds. For further information, please contact Amanda at 086 2007418.
Community Spring Clean
On a wintry Sunday morning on March 10, volunteers across Crossabeg braved Met Eireann's yellow weather warning for a litter clean-up around the parish. Organised by the community centre Development committee, teams equipped with gloves and bags were dispatched to roads around the locality. Within two hours, all bags supplied by the council were full of plastic drinks bottles and other litter discarded from passing cars. Please respect our countryside and neighbours and keep the roadsides clean.
Great news from Athlone on Sunday week last where St Killian's AC senior athlete Niall Sheil had a super run and defended his title in the National Masters Indoors 3k. This puts him in a great position as he prepares for the upcoming World Indoors in Poland, where he will be representing Ireland over 3k and Cross Country. Well done to Niall and coach Pavel Kolesnikov on doing the club proud. Wexford CBS held their first 5K on Sunday week last with Jack Forde completing his very first run in a time of 22 minutes, coming home in 23rd place. Flying the flag also for St Killian's AC was Gail Kavanagh, who finished in a time of 28.39 minutes in 65th place.
Crossabeg national school is now taking applications for enrolments for September 2019. Please visit the schools website crossabegns.ie to download an enrolment form or visit the school between the hours of 9 a.m and 3 p.m to collect a form. Crossabeg national school is a mixed rural school 8km outside of Wexford town. The school boasts a new building and excellent facilities with 11 teachers in total.
A fundraising Fashion Show in aid of Crossabeg parish hall will be held in Hotel Curracloe on Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m. A great nights entertainment is guaranteed. Fashions from Benetton ladies and children's; The Loft ladies fashions; Saria Boutique; Corcoran's menswear and Dress hire; Charles Pierce men's fashions and shoes and Charleys Company ladies fashions and casual wear; and Barnardos all new wedding gowns, flower girls graduation gowns and First Communion dresses and accessories. Tickets are on sale and cost €10. Children free. Your support would be much appreciated.
Sportshall sports stars
Congratulations to the boys and girls from Crossabeg national school who competed so well in the Sports.
Hall competition held at the Astro Active centre in Enniscorthy on Wednesday of last week. Six schools in total competed and both girls' teams, taken from third/fourth/fifth/and sixth classes finished in second place, only narrowly missing out on the coveted first place spot.
There were also two boys' team competing for Crossabeg, also taken from third/fourth/fifth and sixth classes and here both team finished in first place, earning them a trip to AIT in Athlone in two weeks time for the national finals. Well done to all four teams and best of luck to the boys in Athlone.
Community Games Chess
Well done to the under-13 Chess team representing the Castlebridge/Crossabeg Community Games Area, who won the county final which was played in Piercestown GAA complex on Thursday evening of last week. Up against teams from Rosslare, Taghmon, Glynn-Barntown, Piercestown-Murrintown and Bree-Davidstown, the team of Peter Kenny, Bronagh Boggan, Max Sweetman, Kate Kenny, Cathal Maher and subs Tom Carty and John Kenny, they saw off all competitors to clinch victory by one point from runners-up Piercestown-Murrintown. We wish them the very best in the Leinster rounds.
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Bingo for Irish Pilgrimage Trust
On Sunday, March 31, there will be bingo in Oulart Community Centre, in aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust and the local GAA the bingo will begin at 8 p.m. All funds raised for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust will go towards funding a week-long trip for nine young adults, with additional needs, from the South-East region. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Oulart Scout Group wishes to thank the community centre for accommodating their meetings and activities over the past few years and they want to make it clear that, despite rumours to the contrary, their decision to re-locate to Kilnamanagh Old School is based on the fact that the new venue is more suitable to their needs and they have been assured, that should they need to use Oulart Community Centre in the future, it will always be available to them.
At the February meeting of Oulart ICA, guild treasurer, Betty Rossiter demonstrated how to make gift boxes and all the members present learned the craft. The guild will hold its March meeting on 25th, in the Oulart Hill Bar, beginning at 8 p.m. New members are always welcome. The Guild Quiz team have qualified to represent Wexford in the ICA all-Ireland Final in An Grianán on Saturday, March 30.
The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Louse Harris, who won €132. The next draw will be held on Monday, March 18. Entry envelopes are available from local businesses as well as from the school.
Thanks to the parents' association's fundraising efforts, Scoil Mochua now has a defibrillator. It has been installed at the front of the school and can be used by any member of the community if and when a need arises.
Parents/Guardians of underage GAA and camogie players are reminded that ALL players must be registered for training and playing matches and that the deadline to enter competitions and to register teams is fast approaching. For further information and to register your son or daughter please contact Elizabeth Freeman (underage GAA) at 087 7560871 or contact the camogie club at 087 9142899.
The primary schools in the parish are doing well in the Rackard League competitions, in hurling and camogie. The schools' hurlers defeated Rathnure, on Wednesday, March 13, on a score-line of 6-9 to 4-2. Their next match is away to Bunclody on Wednesday, March 20, at 2 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
The parish schools' camogie team defeated Marshalstown on Tuesday, March 12, and are away to Davidstown on Wednesday, 20th Best of luck to all the teams and their mentors.
The boys from the Ballagh National School have qualified for the semi-finals of the Rackard League Mini-Sevens, to be played March 22 On their way to the semi-finals they defeated Bree, St Aidan's (Enniscorthy), Oulart and Monageer.
Oulart-The Ballagh seniors are at home to Ferns St Aidan's, in Round one of the league, on Tuesday, March 19, at 8 p.m.
Oulart-The Ballagh senior camogie team defeated Ballyboden St Enda's in the semi-final of the Leinster League and will contest the final against Rathnure, who overcame Thomastown in the other semi-final. That final has been fixed for Abbotstown on Sunday, March 31.
Over the Water
Camogie Club 6K
St Ibar's/Shelmalier camogie club's annual 6K run and walk takes place on Sunday, March 24, at 10 a.m. Registration from 8.30 a.m in Hollymount.
St Ibar's/Shelmalier camogie club will hold their Easter Camp 2019 on April 15/16 and 17th. Pre-register today, Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20, between 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. to get your free T-shirt. Fun for all and All for fun.
Camogie training times
Training times for members of St Ibar's/Shelmalier camogie club as follows: Mondays 5.30-6.30 p.m (under-six/under-eight) 6.30-7.30 p.m (under-10) 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (under-12) Training on Wednesdays for the following ages: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (under-14) 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (under-16). New members always welcome. Check out Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date information on all the clubs activities.
A fundraising Fashion Show in aid of Crossabeg parish hall will be held in Hotel Curracloe on Friday, March 29, at 8 p.m. A great nights entertainment is guaranteed. Fashions from Benetton ladies and children's; The Loft ladies fashions; Saria Boutique; Corcoran's menswear and Dress hire; Charles Pierce men's fashions and shoes and Charleys Company ladies fashions and casual wear; and Barnardos all new wedding gowns, flower girls graduation gowns and First Communion dresses and accessories. Tickets are now on sale and cost €10. Children free. Your support would be much appreciated.
A quiz night will take place in Freddie's Bar, Screen, on Wednesday, March 20, at 9 p.m. All proceeds in aid of Clean Screen Tidy Villages. Entry fee for a team of four persons will cost €40. Please support. Raffle on the night as well. Quiz Master for the occasion is Tony Kehoe.
Weekly winners of partners 45 in Hotel Curracloe were Katie Stamp and Donal O'Leary. Bingo winners were Kathleen Cole, Seanie Murphy and Fintan Monahan.
Results of the Curracloe United Development lotto for Sunday, March 10, The numbers drawn were 19, 22, 24 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and no match-three winners. €300 for match-three winners in next draw.
Annual general meeting
Castlebridge Agricultural and Horticultural Show committee will hold their annual general meeting on Thursday, March 21, in Castlebridge community centre at 8 p.m. Please go along to support this long running show. New members welcome.
Furlongs of Curracloe
Pool winners at Furlongs of Curracloe last week were Nicky Doyle and Jimmy Doyle from Gorey. Texasholdem winner was David Grey.
The final of the Richard Furlong Pool tournament will take place on Saturday, March 30, The event is being sponsored by ST Civil Engineering Ltd and Bones Furlong Digger Hire.
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