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Monday 16 December 2019

Around the districts: Blackwater, Crossabeg, Over The Water

Blackwater: GAA Notes - A strong second half performance saw a depleted Junior B team win out in a warm sunny Pairc Naomh Bríd on Sunday morning against Fethard winning 3-13 to 0-12.

The lads were trailing by three at half time after an unconvincing first half performance with Fethard racing into a 0-4 to 0-1 lead. It wasn't till 15 minutes gone that we had our second point before Fethard kept us at a three point distance up till half time.

The introduction of Lar Leacy at half time seemed to have the desired effect as we were level within three minutes, Tomas Murphy winning a pic out, soloing through to finish high to the net. We scored two quick fire points in the next two minutes before we widened the gap to three with only five gone in the second half after a blistering start. We had our second goal after 10 minutes when goal specialist James Dooley, drove through to finish to have us leading by six, a complete turnaround.

While the finial 15 minutes were nip and took, we never let the gap closer than six and Paul Murphy made sure of the points with only a couple of minutes to go when he soloed from the 21 to fire low to maintain a 100% record in the league.

The Intermediate Hurling team lost out to Glenmore in the Leinster League Quarter Finals.

25 years ago this week, the junior hurlers defeated Craanford by 3-08 to 2-10 in the junior hurling championship. The paper stating Craanford were unlucky to lose.

Fixture for the week: under-13 hurling tonight (Tuesday) v Ballygarrett in our pitch at 7.30.

Crossabeg

Community Centre AGM

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Community centre committee will hold their annual general meeting this evening, May 21 at Kyle Forge at 8 p.m. This is an exciting time for the project and there will be lots to report and discuss. Architect's plans for the new building will be on display. All are welcome, particularly representatives of clubs and groups in both parishes, to hear about the latest developments and plans for the rest of 2019. New committee members would be very welcome too. The newsletter of the County Council's Public Participation Network is now available online and has useful information regarding grants for sports and youth clubs. Coffee morning/Bring and Buy.

A coffee morning and Bring and Buy Sale will be held in Kyle Forge on Saturday, May 25, from 10.30 p.m. to 12.30 p.m. Your generous support would be much appreciated. All proceeds in aid of the parish centre.

Whist returns

A reminder to all whist fans. The weekly sessions at Kyle Forge will resume this Wednesday, May 22, at 8 p.m.

Text Alert AGM

The annual general meeting of Crossabeg Community Text Alert will be held at Kyle Forge on Monday, May 27, at 8 p.m. The committee are asking members to make every effort to attend. This is an open meeting and all are welcome.

First Communion

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who received their First Communion at a special ceremony in Crossabeg church on Saturday last. The recipients were Finn McLaughlin, Adam Roche, Jack Lafferty-O' Neill, Darragh Quinn, Ethan Jarvis, David O'Reilly, Charlie Carley, Conor Cloney, John Murphy, Philippa Rose Howitt, Mena Sweetman, Rachel Doyle, Candice Kenny, Keelin Boggan, Robyn Doyle, Caoimhe Roche.

Condolences

We extend our condolences to Mrs Philomena Sinnott and family, Ballyharron, on the death of her brother James Browne, St John's Park, Waterford and formerly of Davitt Road North, Wexford, whose funeral took place to Ballygunner cemetery, Waterford, on Monday of last week. RIP.

Community Games - Athletics finals

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the athletic finals for the local Community Games Area had to be cancelled last week. They will now be held on Thursday, May 30, with registration at 6.30 p.m. and events under way at 7 p.m.

These events cater for children from the Crossabeg, Ballymurn, Oylegate, Glenbrien, Castlebridge, Screen, Curracloe, Ardcavan and Ferrybank areas. Admission is €2 per person.

Community Games - National Finals

The local Community Games Area will have 17 young children competing for them at the National Finals at University of Limerick this coming weekend, May 25 and 26. This is our largest number of entrants in a few years and we wish each and everyone of them the very best of luck.

On their way to Limerick will be Naoimi Pettitt and Charlie Ennis (Handwriting) Max Sweetman, Mena Sweetman, Lauren Kehoe, Cait O`Carroll (Swimming) Joshua Roche and William Murphy (Handball) Aoibhinn McDonald, Sinead McGrath, Christina Molloy, Lilly Carley (Project Under 13) Cait O`Carroll, Bronagh Boggan, James Kehoe (Debating) Grace Barry and Emily Walker (Under 12 Group Singing) and Ella Barry (Under 16 Solo Singing).

St Killian's AC news

Juvenile member of St Killian's AC had yet another great day at day two of the County AAI track and field championships held at the Hub in Enniscorthy on Sunday week last. 19 competitors were in attendance and between them they took home a further 14 medals to add to the haul from the week before.

Grace Flanagan (under-19) took home three silver medals won in the Long Jump, 200m and 800M; Sonia Milbourne (under-17) took gold in the Hurdles and silver in the Long Jump; Jack Forde (under-17) took first in the Long Jump and Hurdles and silver in the 200m and 800M; Anna Finan (under-16) took silver in the Hurdles and bronze medals in the 200m and High Jump; Ella Barry (under-16) took silver in the Shot Putt and Kayla Doyle-Kavanagh (under-11) won silver in the 60m Those, who competed but were unlucky to medal included Chloe Reck, Grace Barry, Tom Fortune, Tom Carty, Joshua Sheil, Cara Murphy, Siofra Bowe, Lorna Furlong, Emma McEldowney, Megan Moran, Anna Carty, Lily Ann Redmond.

Senior Athletics

While the temperature might have been cool on Friday week for the County Masters road race championships hosted by Kilmore athletic club, the spectators and competitors were rewarded with two great races. St Killian's were to the fore in the men's race with Niall Sheil and Pádraig Moriarty flying the flag. Niall showed his class and patience to take the title in a really competitive field.

The men's 6km race was over two laps with the pack tightly bunched after the first lap. Paul Doran of United Striders took the initiative going into the second lap and really pushed the pace. Niall and Joe Lillis went with him, really stretching the field, with the three of them powering ahead. Niall maintained the pace and pushed on to take the win in 19min 32sec from Paul in second place in 19min 46sec and Joe in third place in 20min 04sec. Pádraig finished in 41st position in a time of 23min 02 sec and fifth in his category.

Brian O'Shaughnessy was the club's sole representative last week at the Leinster Masters Road Championships in Gowran and had a great run to finish in 22nd place in a time of 21 min 44sec and 12th in his category. Unfortunately Brian picked up an injury which kept him out of the county championships. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Niall travelled to Portlaw to compete in the second race in the Carrick on Suir summer league over five mile and had a great run in defending the title he won last year.

A number of athletes competed in the ever popular annual Wexford 10k and half marathon. Pádraig Moriarty had a super run in the half marathon, winning his category and coming 16th overall in a time of 84min 03sec. Chris McCarthy running very consistently finished in a time of 87min 47sec take 34th place. Well done to all for doing the club proud.

Vintage News

The Over the Water Vintage Club held a very successful Tractor and Car Road Run on Sunday, April 14, The total funds raised amounted to €6,075. All money raised will go to assist with alternations for Disability Access in the home of a local Curracloe resident, who is an MS sufferer. Thanks to the sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who helped in any way to make the event such a success. Thanks most sincerely to all on behalf of the family and the Over the Water Vintage club.

Coffee Morning/Bring & Buy

A Coffee morning and Bring and Buy Sale will be held in Kyle Forge on Saturday, May 25 from 10.30 - 12.30 p.m. Your generous support would be much appreciated. All proceeds in aid of the Parish centre. The organising committee would appreciate donations of cakes and buns, good bric-a-brac items, jewellery, ornaments, delph, handbags etc.

Items for column

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Over the Water

Development lotto

Results of Curracloe United AFC development lotto draw for Sunday, May 5, The numbers drawn were 2, 13, 16 and 21. There was no jackpot winner and one match-three winner, Anne Carthy, Yellow Road, Curracloe, who won €150. Results for Sunday, May 12, as follows. The numbers drawn were 13, 15, 22 and 23. There was no jackpot winner and no match-three winners.

Garden Evening

Castlebridge Show committee are holding a garden evening with Syl Doyle of Wilton nursery Bree, on Wednesday, June 5, in the Community Garden, Castlebridge, commencing at 7.30 p.m. (please note change of time) Syl will conduct a walk and talk session around the gardens and answer any questions you may have. He will also have a selection of plants for sale. Tea, coffee and some delicious home baking will be served after the talk and admission is free. The committee are also in the process of organising a flower arranging demonstration and a baking demonstration, to be held in the community centre. Dates as yet to be confirmed.

Castlebridge Show

Castlebridge Show committee have added some new classes to this year's show and their schedule is now available on their website at castlebridgeshow.com.

Vintage News

The Over the Water Vintage Club held a very successful Tractor and Car Road Run on Sunday, April 14, The total funds raised amounted to €6,075. All money raised will go to assist with alternations for disability access in the home of a local Curracloe resident, who is an MS sufferer. Thanks to the sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who helped in any way to make the event such a success. Thanks most sincerely to all on behalf of the family and the Over the Water Vintage club.

Community Games - Athletics finals

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the athletic finals for the local Community Games Area had to be cancelled last week. They will now be held on Thursday, May 30, with registration at 6.30 p.m. and events under way at 7 p.m. These events cater for children from the Crossabeg, Ballymurn, Oylegate, Glenbrien, Castlebridge, Screen, Curracloe, Ardcavan and Ferrybank areas. Admission is €2 per person.

Curracloe school news

Congratulations to Murt Kelly, on his recent win of €84 in the split-the-pot draw. Last week's winner was Niamh Donohoe, who won €92. Envelopes are on sale in all local Curracloe businesses, as well as from the school.

Gymnastic lessons have begun and are taking place over six weeks for all classes. Thanks to the parents and Guardians Association, who have subsidised the lessons. Lessons in tag rugby take place every Tuesday for third to sixth class pupils. The lunchtime league has also begun and is being enjoyed by all.

Fifth and sixth class pupils have been formally invited to visit the Junior Entrepreneur Programme showcase at the RDS which takes place on May 20They are really excited to show off their project and to see the work of their peers around the country.

2k / 6k Fun Run/Walk

All roads lead to Castlebridge national school on Sunday next, May 26, where there will be a 6k race and a 2k family fun run. Registration from 10 a.m at the school. Proceeds from this race will go towards resources for the school. Training for this event continues with Darren Shiggins, Fit-Nutz, on Tuesday and Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Hollymount.

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