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Thursday 23 May 2019

Around the districts: Clonard, Crossabeg, Over the Water and The Ballagh

John and Margaret Corrigan with their grandchildren Zara and Anna Corrigan who were at the event to celebrate Grandparent’s Day in Screen National School on Thursday morning
John and Margaret Corrigan with their grandchildren Zara and Anna Corrigan who were at the event to celebrate Grandparent’s Day in Screen National School on Thursday morning

Clonard - Ladies' GAA: Welcome back to all our members who started back training last Thursday evening, a special welcome to all our new members who came a along and joined in with the fun training session.

Underage training continues every Thursday evening in the Presentation Sports Hall, under-eight, under-10 and under-12 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., under-14 and under-16 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adult training Friday evenings also in the Pres from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

A registration night will be held on Thursday the 21st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Pres. New members are always welcome at all age groups.

First Senior game to be played on Sunday the 18th away to Clonee, venue and time TBC, junior game also away to Baile Dubh Tire TBC Weekend 23rd Senior ladies play away to Adamstown while the junior ladies play at home to Cushinstown. Best of luck to all teams.

A big thank you to all who bought tickets from Clon Vols ladies for the National Club Draw, your continued support is always appreciated. For more information please join Clonard Volunteer Ladies on Facebook, email clonard.wexford@lgfa.ie or Suzanne 086 6063488.

Community employment

Clonfab Ltd Community Employment Scheme currently have vacancies for Childcare Assistants in FAB Family Resource Centre. Applicants must be over 21 and be eligible for Community Employment. All applicants must be registered with Intreo/Employment Services.

Further details can be obtained by contacting Clonfab Ltd office 053 9147782 Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. or email clonfab@gmail.com. Closing date for applications is February 25.

Crossabeg

Crossabeg Choir

Choir rehearsals take place on the second Tuesday in every month and Crossabeg Choir are now recruiting for female and male members to join. There are no auditions necessary and if you are interested in joining up, then call Mary at 087 2737233 for further information or call down to the church this evening, Tuesday, February 11, at 7.30 p.m where you will be made very welcome.

Back for More

Following their recent successful run, the local Bridge Drama group from Castlebridge, will return to the National Opera House on February 21, 22, 23 and 26 with their hugely popular comedy drama, 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' by Neil Simon.

The play is directed by two-time RTÉ all-Ireland Best Director, Pat Whelan and it tells the story of the Jerome family from Brooklyn, New York in 1937. We are guided through the 'memoirs' of teenager Eugene Jerome, who is witty, perceptive, obsessed with sex and forever fantasising his baseball triumphs as star pitcher for the Yankees. He takes us through a series of observations and insights that show his family meeting life's challenges with pride, spirit and a marvellous sense of humour.

This is the group's circuit entry for 2019. Tickets are only €15 and €12 and are available at nationaloperahouse.ie or box office 053 9122144.

Church news

Adoration every Monday from 1 p.m till 7.20 p.m. with Mass at 7.30 p.m. Adoration then continues after Mass till 9 p.m. Applications are now available for the Invalid section of the 51st Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes which takes place this year from May 11 to May 16.

Volunteers are always needed in your church, be it helping out on a sub-committee or helping out with activities that are arranged for various times during the year. If you could give a hand at any time, then please sign your name on the sheet of paper that is located at the back of the church.

Condolences

News of a tragic and sudden death in any neighbourhood is always hard to comprehend, with people feeling helpless to comfort or console the grieving family on their sad loss. Tragedy struck the Crossabeg area again on Sunday week last, when news spread of the untimely and sudden death of Stephen Darigan, Garrycleary, Crossabeg.

Aged 27 years, Stephen was the youngest beloved son of Patrick and Maria, and brother of David, Jason and Patrick. Educated at Crossabeg national school and the Vocational school, Wexford, Stephen was a very talented and gifted carpenter and was studying at Carlow IT His death casts a dark cloud of sadness and disbelief over the area. Stephen is also sadly missed by his grandparents Greg and Lily Ryan (Artramon Heights, Crossabeg) extended family and friends to whom we offer our deepest sympathy.

His remains reposed at Mulligans funeral home on Tuesday of last week with prayers that evening. Funeral prayers were recited on Wednesday morning before removal to Crossabeg church for Requiem Mass and burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery.

Afternoon Tea Party

An Afternoon Tea Party and cake sale will be held at Kyle Forge on Saturday, February 23, from midday till 3 p.m. There will also be a raffle. All proceeds in aid of Crossabeg Parish centre.

Silver Circle Draw

This week sees the fourth draw in the Crossabeg-Ballymurn community centre Silver Circle fundraiser take place. To date, 15 lucky winners have each enjoyed €200 prize money so the committee are looking forward to February's draw which will take place in the Anvil, Ballymurn on Friday night at 9 p.m. when five more winners will be drawn. Thanks again to all supporters across the community. The funds raised will ensure we can see a turning of the sod on this much-needed facility in 2019.

Community Spring Clean

Crossabeg-Ballymurn community centre development committee are proposing to organise a litter pick of local roads to coincide with the National Spring Clean campaign. Support, in the form of bags and gloves will be available from Wexford County Council. Further information will be announced here and on Facebook later this month. Assistance from local clubs and organisations would be most appreciated.

Athletics

Fantastic run by St. Killian's Emma McCarthy in her first ever Leinster track and field competition. Emma left all others way behind her to win the 600M under 12 final, winning in a time of 1.51.63 mins. From all your Club mates and officers, congratulations Emma.

Items for column

Send it your news items, reports on meetings, gatherings, wedding/special celebrations etc to redcow2@eircom.net or text to 086 1980775. All items to be forwarded by Thursday evening of each week for inclusion in the following edition of the Wexford People.

Over the Water

5K Fun Run/Walk

The Curracloe 5K Fun Run/Walk takes place on Sunday, March 10, at midday. Registration takes place from 10.30 a.m. at Curracloe national school. Donations will be accepted on the day, and all funds raised go to the school funds. The date had to changed due to a clash of fixtures and the committee wish to apologise for any inconvenience.

Development lotto

Results of the Curracloe United Development lotto for Sunday, February 3, The numbers drawn were 12, 14, 17 and 19. There was no jackpot winner and three match-three winners who each received €50, Tom Rossiter, Screen; Maureen, c/o Brian McKenna and Helen and Jane, The Roadhouse. Weekly draw takes place every Sunday night and tickets are available in your local area.

Back for More

Following their recent successful run, the local Bridge Drama group from Castlebridge, will return to the National Opera House on February 21, 22, 23 and 26 with their hugely popular comedy drama, 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' by Neil Simon.

The play is directed by two-time RTÉ all-Ireland Best Director, Pat Whelan and it tells the story of the Jerome family from Brooklyn, New York in 1937. We are guided through the 'memoirs' of teenager Eugene Jerome, who is witty, perceptive, obsessed with sex and forever fantasising his baseball triumphs as star pitcher for the Yankees. He takes us through a series of observations and insights that show his family meeting life's challenges with pride, spirit and a marvellous sense of humour.

This is the group's circuit entry for 2019. Tickets are only €15 and €12 and are available at nationaloperahouse.ie or box office 053 9122144.

Card winners

Weekly winners of the Partners 45 in Hotel Curracloe were Margaret Griffith and Sim Donohoe. Cards continue every Thursday night till April 11 when the Grand Easter final takes place. Bingo jackpot on Sunday evening was shared by Jennifer O'Rourke, Deckie Hearne and Ava Hanrahan.

Camogie club news

St Ibar's/Shelmalier camogie club wish to invite all to join them in their 'Walk and Talk' evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. which takes place every Monday evening at Hollymount. You can enjoy a cuppa afterwards in the clubhouse. The clubs next 6K run/walk takes place on Sunday, March 24, details to follow soon. The Valentine's Teen disco takes place this Friday night, February 15, Check out the Facebook page for ticket sales.

Activities at Furlongs lounge

Recent Texasholdem winner in Furlongs lounge, Curracloe was Mick Moloney. Cards take place on Monday and Sunday nights. The winner in the Richard Furlong Pool tournament was Jimmy Doyle. This tournament continues every Thursday night at 9 p.m. with over €1,000 in prizes.

Curracloe school news

Curracloe national school are now accepting registrations for September 2019. Please contact the school secretary at 053 9137283 for registration form.

Congratulations to recent split-the-pot winner, Kieran Cullen, who won €88.50c. The next draw takes place this Wednesday, February 13, The parents' association have organised a Clothes Collection in conjunction with the National Council for the Blind. Please bring your bags of unwanted clothing, linen, curtains, belts, handbags and shoes (paired) in plastic bags to the school on or before Wednesday, February 28, No cushions, duvets, pillows, socks or underwear please. All donations of clothing etc. will be sold in the NCBI shops nationwide, or recycled. The school will receive money per 10kg filled bag.

The staff wish to thank all the grandparents and relations who visited the school on February 1 It was a very special day for the children. Thanks to the parents' association for providing refreshments and all the parents who sent in baking.

Bingo continues every Sunday in the school hall from 3.30 5 p.m and all are welcome.

Items for column

Send it your news items, reports on meetings, gatherings, wedding/special celebrations etc to redcow2@eircom.net or text to 086 1980775. All items to be forwarded by Thursday evening of each week for inclusion in the following edition of the Wexford People.

The Ballagh

Army Officer

Congratulations to Leanne Nolan, Ballymurray, The Ballagh, Defence Forces Cadet, who graduated as an officer on February 4. She was one of seventeen women from the class of seventy-seven who received their commission. Lieutenant Nolan was featured on the front of the Irish Times, in a photograph that included her twin nieces, Elsie and Ailbhe Nolan.

Recent Birth

Congratulations to Aoife and Paul Rossiter, Knocknaveigh, The Ballagh on the birth of their second son, Harry, last week.

Boxing Club

Congratulations to chairman, Mr Nicky White, who was recently inducted into the IABA Hall of Fame. Nicky has been involved in Boxing for over 40 years and during that time he has been Co. Chairman, Leinster president, treasurer of IABA as well as president of IABA. He also trained a number of Irish champions and travelled with the Irish team as Team Manager on numerous occasions.

Underage GAA Registration

A registration night for Underage GAA and camogie players will be held in Oulart Community Centre on Saturday, February 16, at 8 p.m. For information please contact Elizabeth Freeman at 087 7560871.

GAA gaeltacht scholarships

Wexford GAA are offering 21 part-funded scholarships to Coláiste Laighean, New Ross in the summer of 2019.

Parents/guardians of Oulart-The Ballagh GAA and camogie players who would like their child to be entered for the draw are asked to contact Oulart-The Ballagh, Oifigeach Gaeilge and Cultúr, Breda Jacob (086 1686978) no later than March 4.

Sponger's Events

Forthcoming events for Martin Sponger Fortunes Mayoral Campaign: Bingo in Bob's bar every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. 'Open Mic' night every Thursday in the Sawdust at 9 p.m. On February 21, a Dog Night in Enniscorthy with an All-Star Race starting at 8 p.m. with 10 Greyhound races on the card. Tickets are €10 each and children under-16 are free.

Phil's Campaign

Events for Phil Redmond's Mayoral Campaign are as follows: Sunday, February 17, and Sunday, February 24, bingo in Oulart Community Centre at 8 p.m.

On Friday, February 15, 'Dancing with Declan and the Classic Outlaws' in Oulart Community Centre at 9 p.m. On Sunday, February 24, a 5k and 10k Walk and Run starting at the Upper Complex at midday, with registration from 11.30 a.m.

The Circuit Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday in the Ballagh Community Centre from 8 p.m. to 9.00 till Thursday, February 14.

Golf classic in Blackwater Golf Course on Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17. Tee times 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Teams of Three - €60. For Bookings, please ring 087 6145075 or 087 9818421.

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