Crossabeg/ Ballymurn Ladies Football club are holding a dinner dance in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Saturday next, January 29. Tickets at €25 each are available from committee members and they would love to see you there giving your support for what promises to be a great night. The club are currently looking for a manager for the U8s girls football. If you are interested please contact any member of the committee.
On Saturday last Crossabegs U16 A side had a 3-0 win over Wexford Albion with goals from Cian Lambert, Andy Butler and Cormac O'Rourke. On Sunday last the Junior A team were in action in the second round of the Wexford Cup and were unlucky to lose out 2-0 to Kilmore. The junior B team lost out 7-1 to Bree United in their league encounter with Mark Crosbie getting Crossabegs only goal.
CROSSABEG BOOK MEETING
A meeting of all interested in writing articles or contributing to a second book on the parish of Crossabeg are invited to a meeting in Kyle Forge on Friday, February 1 at 8.30 p.m.
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.
Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club had no winner of last weeks Lotto jackpot while there were three match three winners, A Nolan, Michael O'Grady and Maggie Ryan. The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 16, and 17. This week's jackpot is €13,200. The Penny Bank has now commenced for 2011 at the usual collection points.
Help is needed with collections in Ballymurn so if anyone is interested please contact James Grannell. The U17 footballers played Gorey in the Jim Byrne cup quarter final on Sunday. Club development fundraising tickets are now on sale and you could 0 win €2,000 for as little as 1 cent. Ticket sellers are asked to assemble in Ballymurn and Crossabeg on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.45 p.m and again more help is needed, so please give your support. The draw will take place on February 27.
St. Killian's AC continue their winter outdoor and indoor training and new members are always most welcome. A reminder to all members that membership fees for 2011 are now due, €20 for a juvenile, €30 for senior and adult members and a maximum of €80 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.
Well done to Adam Bury who completed the 5K Streets of Wicklow race on January 9 coming home in a time of 22.18 minutes. Adam also ran his first ever 10K race in the Phoenix park on Saturday, January 15. This was a very testing occasion for him as he had to contend with gale force winds and driving rain. He finished in an impressive time of 48.27 coming in in 203rd place out of a field of 1133 athletes. Well done Adam.
A number of senior athletes completed the Waterford Half Marathon on Saturday, January 15. Niall Sheil came home in a very impressive 5th place overall in a time of 1.17.02; James Cloney finished in 14th place in a time of 1.23.19 and Deirdre O`Grady finished the course in 513th place in a time of 1.59.08. Well done to all.
Castlebridge/ Crossabeg Community Games had two teams in action in the Indoor Soccer finals held in Bunclody AFC on Sunday last. In the under 13 category, the local side met Bree/ Davidstown in their first round match and they notched up a 2-1 half time score and went on to win the match on a 3-1 scoreline. Goals were scored by Oran Maddock, Evan Kinlough and Sean Keane.
They received a walkover from Horeswood in round 2 and then met a fancied Rathgarogue/ Cushinstown side in the semi-final. Their opponents quickly notched up a 2-0 half time score and they went on to win the match on a 3-1 scoreline. Sean Keane scored for Castlebridge/Crossabeg.
Rathgarogue/ Cushinstown went on to win the county title. Members of the team were Oran Maddock, Sean Keane, Kyle Roche, Evan Kinlough, Christopher Cowman, James Quinn and Cian Kinlough. In the under 15 competition, Castlebridge/Crossabeg had a walkover from Glynn/Barntown in round 1 and then took on a team from Taghmon in the second round.
The sides were level 2-2 at half time with goals by Mickey Cullen. Castlebridge/ Crossabeg went into a 3-2 lead in the second half before Taghmon equalised 3-3 at full time. The match then went into extra time and here things went awry for the locals with Theo Doyle taken off injured to hospital and no subs to replace him. We wish Theo a speedy recovery back to full health. Taghmon went on to win out on a 5-3 scoreline.
The team consisted of Aaron Lambert, Theo Doyle, Jack Donohoe, Mikey Cullen, Dylan Potter and Tony Smith. A reminder to parents that a meeting will take place tomorrow night, Thursday, January 27 at 9 p.m at Carrs of Castlebridge.