MUSIC, SONG AND STORY
The South Leinster Bards night of music, song and story telling will take place in the Riverside park hotel, Enniscorthy, on Wednesday, February 2, commencing at 8 p.m. sharp. Admission is €10 and all proceeds are in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. Your generous support would be appreciated.
GAA CLUB NEWS
Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club had no winner of last weeks Lotto jackpot while there was one match three winner; Marian Cousins. The numbers drawn were 1, 8, 14, and 25. This week's jackpot is €13,000.
The annual general meeting of the Adult section of the club took place recently. The officers elected for 2011 were: President: Fr. Jim Finn, PP; Vice-Presidents: Johnny Doyle, Lar O'Leary, Eamon Doyle and John Murphy, Randalsmill; Chairman: Michael Doyle; Vice-Chairman John Cummins; Secretary John Foley; Treasurer James Grannell; PRO John Cummins; County Board Rep Seamus Kehoe; Youth Officer Paul Roche; District Reps Diarmuid McDonald and John Foley; Committee Robin Dempsey, Johnny Walsh, Nick Byrne, Michael Cummins, Michael Doyle Jnr., Brian O'Leary, David Murphy, James Grannell Jnr and Eoin McDonald; Hurling Manager: Derek Redmond and Football Manager Robin Dempsey.
The U17 footballers beat Clongeen in the Jim Byrne cup last week and are now through to the quarter finals.
The Coiste Na Nog (Under Age section) annual general meeting took place on Friday night last. Club development fundraising tickets are now on sale and you could win €2,000 for as little as 1 cent, so please give your support. The draw will take place on February 27. The club wishes to extend deepest sympathies to the Kelly family on the death of Aidan. He was a long time servant of Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club and a former club secretary. May he rest in peace.
Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA clubs Penny Bank has resumed once again for 2011. Over €130,000 was taken in alone in the Crossabeg area last year. This is a great way to save for Christmas presents or essentials and if you would like to become a member, then please contact any one of the following people, Donnacha and Mary McDonald, Kathleen Hayes or John Foley.
A total of €319.6 was taken up recently at Crossabeg for the Community Workshop in Enniscorthy. Grateful thanks to all who helped out in any way and to the generous supporters.
Crossabeg/Ballymurn Ladies Football club are holding their second annual dinner dance ( in conjunction with the GAA club) in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Saturday, January 29. Tickets at €25 each are available from committee members and following on from the success of last years event, this one promises to be even better.
Outdoor training continues on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m at the new community centre pitch in Crossabeg and new members are always welcome.
High jump and hurdles training take place in Camross hall every Wednesday night from 7.30 - 9 p.m. Indoor training for children 13 years and downwards takes place in the community centre in Crossabeg every Saturday afternoon from 45.30 p.m.
For athletes aged 13 and upwards there is training in the community centre on Friday evenings from 7 p.m to 8.45 p.m. A reminder to all athletes that membership fees for 2011 are now due.
Congratulations and best wishes to Margo Carley, St. Patricks Terrace, Crossabeg, who celebrated her 60th birthday recently with a party in Foleys pub.
SEANA GHAEL AWARD
Congratulations to Frank Ryan, Toberfinnick, Crossabeg, who was a recipient of a 2010 Sean Ghael award which was presented at a special ceremony recently in the Ferrycarrig hotel. Frank was a prominent member of the Glynn/Barntown GAA club.
YOUTH CLUB NEWS
Members of Crossabeg Youth Club are off to a disco in Taghmon this coming Friday, January 21. The bus will arive at the community centre at 8.45 p.m. and all members should go straight to the bus and give in their names to the Leader.