Thursday 23 May 2019

Around the districts: Crossabeg, Oulart and Over the Water

Kevin Lewis, Catherine Lewis and Shelia Roche with Bobby and Jamie Roche enjoying ‘Grandparents and parents day’ in the CBS Primary School
Kevin Lewis, Catherine Lewis and Shelia Roche with Bobby and Jamie Roche enjoying ‘Grandparents and parents day’ in the CBS Primary School

Crossabeg - Enrolments for September 2019: Crossabeg national school is now taking applications for enrolments for September 2019. Please visit the schools website 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.


St Killian's senior athletes have been busy of late taking part in a number of road races. Niall Sheil travelled to Kilmacthomas recently to compete in the West Waterford Athletics Club four mile race. Niall had a great run to take the victory in a time of 20 minutes 38 seconds from Noel Murphy and Raivis Zakis. Slaney Olympic Athletic Club hosted their annual 10k race.

The new route was challenging and really well supported with some brilliant national talent on show. St Killian's were well represented with Pádraig Moriarty showing some good form to finish in a time of 39 mins14 seconds in 41st position. Daire Connolly was not far behind in a time of 42 minutes 45 seconds. Deirdre O'Grady had a great run to finish in a time of 55 minutes 19 seconds and it is great to see Gail Kavanagh's commitment being rewarded with her times improving in every race to finish in a time of 57 minutes 09 seconds.

Bobby Redmond's race has gone from strength to strength and again he and his committee did a brilliant job in hosting the Tara Bishop Memorial 5k in Ballymurn. There were nearly 600 people finishing and again St Killian's was really well represented and it was great to see some of our younger members taking up the challenge. Niall took the win with Brian O'Shaughnessy having a strong run to finish in sixth position and Chris McCarthy had a great race and a great battle with Brian O'Shaughnessy but had to settle for eighth place with Pádraig close behind in ninth place. Gail finished in 136th place. Seán McLoughlin finished in 198th place with Pádraig Byrne in 201st. Chloe Reck finished in 214th and Grace Flanagan in 272nd. Billy Reck came in 370th and Bevin Morris in 371st.

There are plenty of local races coming up with the ever popular night runs taking place in Gorey and Wexford over the next couple of weeks with the county championship races in between.

Athletic Awards

At the County Wexford Athletics Awards night which was held at the Riverside hotel in Enniscorthy on Friday week last, certificates were awarded to Jack Forde (juvenile) and Niall Sheil (senior) in recognition of their achievements at International level.

Congratulations to Jack Forde, who received the County Wexford National Star Award at a special ceremony at the Bridge House hotel, Tullamore on Saturday week last. This is Jack's second year to receive this national award and follows from the Leinster Star Award which he won last month. Well done to him.

Table quiz

Crossabeg-Ballymurn Ladies' Gaelic Football Club are holding a table quiz in Foley's of Crossabeg on Friday next, March 1, at 8.30 p.m. Entry fee for a table of four persons is €20. Your generous support would be appreciated.

Silver Circle

The lucky winners of €200 each this month in the Crossabeg-Ballymurn Community Centre Development Silver Circle draw were Lindy Duff, Kilpatrick; Mary Bishop, Ballymurn; John Power, Kitestown and Irene Fox, Kyle Upper. Congratulations to all and thank you for your support.


The next session of storytelling at Kyle Forge takes place on Sunday, March 3, Proceedings get under way at 8 p.m. Refreshments are also served.

Diary Date

Reserve Sunday, May 19, for the annual open day at Artraman House and Gardens. Full details at a later stage.

Items for column

Send it your news items, reports on meetings, gatherings, wedding/special celebrations etc to or text to 086 1980775. All items to be forwarded by Thursday evening of each week.



The sympathy of the community is extended to Jim Mythen, Lower Street, his son Patrick and partner, his brothers and sisters and their families on the recent death of his brother Martin Mythen, in Doneraile, Co. Cork. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá anam.

Community Centre AGM

The people of Oulart are very aware of the vital importance of having a well-maintained, spacious Community Centre that is available, at very little cost to organisations and groups for their meetings and activities as well as being a vital amenity and venue for family and parish events.

Oulart Community Centre is run by a small committee of volunteers who ensure its security and upkeep, endeavour to raise funds to meet the costs of electricity, insurance and basic maintenance such as repairs and painting etc as well as making sure it is well-equipped and ready to host functions. More volunteers are needed to join the committee and to play a part and to have an input into the future of the community centre.

The AGM of the community centre is scheduled for the first Monday in March (fourth) and an invitation is extended to everyone to attend and become involved.

Community Text Alert AGM

The AGM of Oulart Text Alert will take place on Wednesday, March 13, in the Legion of Mary Hall (situated just below and on the same side as St Patrick's Church), in Oulart Village. A vacancy exists for chairperson of the group. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the AGM and to play a part in securing the safety and security of the residents of the area and their property. Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated.

Oulart ICA

The county final of the Wexford Federation ICA table quiz was held in the Oulart Hill Bar on Thursday, February 21.

After 10 rounds of Ten Questions the local guild emerged victorious. Congratulations to the members of the team-Anne O'Connor (guild secretary), Cathy Keating and Breda Jacob, who will now represent Wexford in the all-Ireland Final in the ICA headquarters at An Grianán, Co. Louth. Last year Ellen McCallion, Lucy Bolger and Breda Jacob won the county final and performed very well in the all-Ireland Final.

Family Fun table quiz

Oulart Scout Group will hold a Family Fun table quiz in Oulart Hill Bar from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. There will be great prizes on offer. A Table of Four will cost only €20.

Scoil Mochua Notes

Enrolment Forms for junior infants and any other pupils who wish to start school in September 2019, are available from the school office, 9 a.m. to 2.40 p.m. Parents/Guardians are advised to complete and submit enrolment forms as soon as possible.

Used Clothes Collection

Scoil Mochua's next Used Clothes Collection will take place on Tuesday, February 26. Bags of clothes should be left at the school gates before 9.30 p.m. on that morning. Items of clothing, bags, paired shoes, belts, hats, towels, curtains and bed sheets are welcome. No duvets or pillows please.


The latest winner of Scoil Mochua's split-the-pot is Shelly Donohue, who wins €139. Entry envelopes are available from all local businesses. The next draw will be held on February 25.

Gaeltacht Scholarships

Wexford GAA are offering 21 part-funded scholarships to Coláiste Laighean, New Ross in the summer of 2019.The cost to the student's family is only €160.

The dates of the Courses are as follows: June 23 to July 7 (Cúrsa C for second year-5th Year), July 12 to July 26 (Cúrsa D for sixth class-2nd Year). Each club may nominate two names.

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. So far, three names have been submitted locally and more are expected, so a supervised draw will be held to determine which two names will be submitted to Wexford GAA. And then the successful applicants will be notified. There is still time to indicate your interest in the scheme, just remember the above deadline.

Joan's Charity Night

Joan Kavanagh and friends will hold a Charity Night in aid of the Cardiac Unit, Wexford Hospital, in Oulart Hill Bar on Saturday, March 2. Music will be provided by the brilliant 'Unhinged'. Admission is by donation. A raffle will also be held. For further information please contact Joan at 087 9019027.

Mayoral Campaign

The Mayoral Campaign is now entering the final furlong and has been an outstanding success. The GAA club is very appreciative of the generous response of the community while the people who attended the various fundraising activities got many hours of entertainment that brightened the dark days and nights of winter. The playing season is fast approaching, training has begun and thankfully, the astroturf is up and running. Players and supporters are looking forward to a successful year ahead. Ar aghaidh linn le chéile.

Over the Water

Men's Club

The men's club has recommenced in Castlebridge community centre and members meet every Monday morning from 10 a.m to 12.30 p.m. New members always welcome. For further information please call Tony at 087 2740680 or Tom at 086 2628373.

Development lotto

results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, February 17, The numbers drawn were 6, 17, 20 and 23. There was no jackpot winner and one match-three winner who received €150, Sarah, James and Mark Doyle, Galbally, Curracloe.

Adult Meditation

Adult Meditation combined with colour therapy suited to all will begin in Screen community hall on Friday, March 9, The course will continue for four weeks and takes place from 10 a.m. and continues till 11.30 a.m. These classes are designed to enhance overall sense of wellbeing and put a spring your step. Try the first session and decide if you want to commit to a further three sessions. Advanced booking is essential. For further information please contact Kathleen at 087 3145212.

Events at Furlongs

Jimmy Doyle was the recent winner of the Richard Furlong Pool League which continues every Thursday night at Furlong of Curracloe. The event is sponsored by ST Civil Enginneering Ltd and Bones Digger hire, Curracloe. €1,000 in prize money. Cards winner on Monday night of last week was Thomas Furlong. Card sessions continue every Monday night at 9.15 p.m.

Fight Night

The Shelmalier Fight Night will take place in Hotel Curracloe on Saturday, March 9The boxers have been in serious training since Christmas and a great night's sport is guaranteed. Tickets are available from Hotel Curracloe, The Porterhouse, and members of the committee. Doors open at 8 p.m.

5K Fun Run/Walk

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.

Items for column

Send it your news items, reports on meetings, gatherings, wedding/special celebrations etc to or text to 086 1980775. All items to be forwarded by Thursday evening of each week

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