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Tuesday 24 October 2017

CROSSABEG

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Daily Mass today, Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. This is Holy week and the following are the times for the various services: Mass of the Lords Supper on Thursday night at 7.30 p.m.; the Good Friday ceremonies begin at 4 p.m. and this is also a day of fast and abstinence; the vigil Mass on Saturday night begins at 8 p.m. and Mass on Easter Sunday morning is at the usual time of 11.15 a.m.

A reminder also that the Trocaire boxes should be returned this week. Friday next, April 2 is the first Friday of the month and the sick of the parish will be visited during the morning.

STORY TELLING

Story telling at the Forge in Crossabeg on Sunday night next, April 4 commencing at 8 p.m. Refreshments served and no admission charge. Great entertainment guaranteed for young and not so old.

ROAD RUN

The Over the Water Vintage club will hold a meeting in Ballymurn hall on Tuesday night next, April 6 at 8.30 p.m. New members most welcome.

A road run takes place on Sunday, April 18 commencing in Ballymurn at 12.30 p.m. with all proceeds from same being shared between the Commnity Workshop, Enniscorthy, and the J. Whelan fund, Ballymurn.

CHARITY MATCH

The GAA fraternity are coming together to help raise funds for the McDonald family from Crossabeg who lost their home and possessions in a house fire just before Christmas.

A senior hurling challenge between All-Ireland hurling champions Kilkenny and the Wexford team will take place in Wexford park on Easter Monday next, April 5 at 5 p.m. It will be preceded by the Slaney hurling final at 3.30 p.m.

The tickets cost ¤10 each and those under 16 go free. Anyone who purchases a ticket will also be entered in two draws, one for a signed Kilkenny jersey and the other for a signed Wexford jersey. Tickets are available from Wexford GAA office.

NATIONAL SPRING CLEAN

A reminder that April is designated 'national spring clean up month' and volunteers are asked to assemble at the Forge on Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m.

ATHLETICS

Two gold medals came home to St Killians AC from the All-Ireland Indoor championships held in Nenagh last weekend. Mikey Cullen took gold in the under 14 High Jump and Aideen Kane took gold in the under 13 Hurdles final and she also finished in 4th place in the Long jump and 6th in the 60M final. Congratulations to both athletes.

Kilmore AC are holding a development weekend in Kilmore beginning on Saturday, April 17 and continuing on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25. This course is for boys and girls aged under 10 and upwards and takes place from 10.30 a.m.to 1 p.m. each day and the schedule of events will feature hurdles, distance running, long jumps, triple jumps, sprints, high jump and throws. There is a charge of ¤20 per person and all are welcome to attend.

Some of Wexford's finest senior athletes including St. Killians member Sarah Shovlin are giving their time to the venture. Any athlete from the club interested in taking part are asked to contact Ann Doyle as soon as possible as there is a closing date. St. Laurence O'Toole A.C in Carlow are hosting an open Sports day on Monday, April 5 at 1 o'clock. Again if anyone is interested in attending please contact Ann Doyle on 087-6674375 who has all the programme details.

The World Cup sponsorship cards are being circulated and all are asked to make a determined effort to sell as many lines as they can, as all proceeds go back into the club for training facilities and to purchase equipment. Winter training finished up on Thursday of last week at Glynn GAA grounds.

Outdoor training will re-commence after the Easter holiday break on Monday, April 12 at Crossabeg Soccer club grounds.at 7 p m. The club officials hope to see all their athletes there as they prepare them for the busy county championships and also the Leinster competitions. New members are very welcome and for further details and information on the club, contact Ann Doyle, Mary Kavanagh, or Mick Kehoe.

SOCCER

Crossabegs under U10A team played away to Curracloe and lost 3-1, the B team played Curracloe and won 5-0 and the C team played away to Ross Celtic and lost 4-0. The U14 A team played at home to Kilmore and won 42.

The senior A team played away to Curracloe and lost 3-1, the B team played at home to Orrill United and lost 4-2 and the C team played away to Taghmon and won 3-2 with Liam Doyle scoring a hat-trick.

RNLI FUNDRAISER

Thanks are extended to each and everyone who supported the cake sale which took place at the Forge in Crossabeg on Saturday, March 20. All proceeds from same went to the RNLI and the amount raised was ¤472.

The organisors wish to thank Greenacres, Freddies of Castlebridge, the Fox and Laffan families all of whom donated hampers and prizes for the raffle.

The winners were Michelle Fox (Green Acres hamper), Karen Maddock (fruit and treats hamper), Nell Laffan (fruit hamper), April O'Brien (Easter Egg), Caitriona Cullen (bottle of wine). Cathriona Corish (candle holder), Pauline Finnerty (clock), Jade Scally (ornamnet and cuddly toy).

MR. PATSY HARPUR

The death occured at St. Johns hospital, Enniscorthy, on Thursday of last week of Mr. Patrick (Patsy) Harpur, Garrywilliam, Crossabeg.

Patsy had been a resident at St. Johns for a number of years and was aged 87 years. He had been in failing health for some time.

Patsy was a well-known character in the locality and had a great sense of humour and was a most affable and likeable personality. He loved to chat to people, had a vast knowledge on many a topic and would never have a bad word to say about anyone.

Despite his physical disabilities, he got about his daily tasks and was never one to complain.

His remains were removed to Crossabeg church on Friday evening last and his funeral followed Requiem mass on Saturday morning to the adjoining cemetery.

Pre-deceased by his parents Mark and Ellen Harpur and brother Myles, he is survived by his cousins Nancy, Kathleen, Eileen and Chrissie Harpur (ex Garrycleary) Dublin, and Anne (Kildare) by Peter and Peg Morris (Garrywilliam), relatives and friends to whom we offer our deepest sympathy. R.I.P.

We also extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Nell Laffan and extended family members, on the death of her brother, Nicholas (Nick) Quirke (ex Crosstown), who died in Australia on Wednesday of last week. Burial takes place in Australia today, Wednesday, April 31.

SWIMMING FINALS

A reminder that Saturday next, April 2, is the closing date for receipt of entries for the local Community Games swimming finals. Please contact Mary McDonald on 087-9384937 if interested in competing. The county finals take place in New Ross on Saturday, April 24.

GAA

Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club had no winner of last weeks Lotto jackpot and one match three winner, Owen Gordon. The numbers drawn were 6, 10, 17 and 18. This week's jackpot is ¤5,000.

Both adult hurling teams had easy wins in the League at the weekend with the junior hurlers beating the Shelmaliers on Sunday, and the junior B hurlers defeating Davidstown on Saturday. The minor footballers play at home against the Shamrocks this coming Friday, April 2 at 5.30 p.m.

The minor hurlers match away to Glynn/ Barntown was postponed on Sunday and will now most likely take place on Monday next (April 5).

Best of luck to the U14 hurlers who play in division 1 of the Slaney hurling (Feile) on Saturday morning in Hollymount where they are drawn in a group with Glynn/Barntown and the Shelmaliers.

Indoor hurling has finished for the U8s and U10s. They move outdoors now and train on Tuesday evenings at 6.30 p.m in the pitch. Club jackets now available in all sizes, contact Johnny Walsh.

Wexford hurlers played Kildare in Wexford park on Sunday last and the Kildare team were led out by captain Tony Murphy who happens to be the son of Denis ( ex Randallsmill) and Abby (Turkyle, Ballymurn) Murphy.

YOUTH CLUB

The youth club would like to wish all members and their families a very happy Easter. The club will be closed on Good Friday.

A spring disco is scheduled for April 23. Due to the new FDYS rules members intending to go to the disco must have their names in this week to avoid disappointment. Consent forms will shortly be issued by post. Members can contact club Secretary at a dedicated phone number 087-6641602. Boys soccer final will take place on Saturday, April 10, in Enniscorthy. Further details will be published next week.

Dont forget to volunteer your time for An Taisce's Clean Up in your area. The Youth club is now online and updated each Thursday.

Members have access to upcoming events, a photo gallery and other useful details on http://homepage.eircom.net/~crossabegyc