Thursday 18 January 2018



Athletics On Saturday last, the Castlebridge/Crossabeg Community Games area had a number of athletes competing in the county finals held in Craanford.

By the end of the day, they had amassed 6 individual gold medals, 6 gold in the under 15 Mixed Relay, 3 Silver medals and 3 individual bronze plus 4 Relay bronze medals.

Congratulations to all who turned up and represented the Area so well, to Judy, Mag, Simon and the parents who helped with the parade and made sure that the children were at the start line for their races in time. The children looked very nice parading behind their Area banner and were nicely turned out on the day. A total of 10 athletes will be heading to Athlone in August and the local committee will need a male and female manager to travel with them. Parents are urged to give this matter their utmost attention.

The committee will also be seeking help from the parents when they hold a churchgate collection which will be taken up at Crossabeg/ Ballymurn/ Oylegate/ Glenbrien/ Screen/ Curracloe and Castlebridge churches over the weekend of July 16/17.


The gold medal winners at the Community Games athletic finals in Craanford on Saturday last were Ronan Devereux, Crossabeg (under 14 Hurdles) Adam Bury, Ballymurn (Marathon) Nicole Harding-Kenny, Curracloe (under 8. 60M) Rianna Cullen, Crossabeg (under 14 Long Jump) Mikey Cullen, Crossabeg (U16 High Jump) and James Allen, Crossabeg (Under 16 Discus). The under 15 Mixed Relay team of Mikey Cullen, Ronan Devereux, Carl Reardon, Jane Shovlin, Emma Haddigan and Jessica Barrett also took home the gold medals.

Others who performed very well on the day included Cian Kinlough, Crossabeg (silver in the 200M under 10) Isabel Allen, Crossabeg (silver in the under 13 Walk) Marcella Furlong, Crosstown, silver in the under 16 Discus; Peter Doyle, Castlebridge (bronze in the under 14 Hurdles) Jane Shovlin, Crossabeg ( bronze in the under 16 Javelin) Daniel Bury, Ballymurn, bronze in the under 16 Discus; and the under 14 girls Relay team of Katie-Anne Neville (Oylegate) Mary Eviston (Crossabeg) Danielle Byrne (Crossabeg) and Caoimhe Ryan (Crossabeg) who also picked up the bronze medals.

Sally Shortle (Crossabeg) finished 4th in her heat of the 100M under 12; Sinead Ronan-John (Crossabeg) had a good run in the semi-final of the 600M under 12 but missed out on the medals in the final; Gemma Corrigan (Screen) finished in 3rd place in her heat of the 100M under 10 but outside of the medals in the final; Jack Forde (Crossabeg) came home in 3rd place in the heat of the Hurdles under 10; Sean Rowley (Oylegate) was in fourth place in the heat of the 60M under 8 event; Cian Buttle (Crossabeg) was placed 3rd in the heat of the 80M under 8 event and Carl Reardon (Crossabeg) was in 3rd place in the heat of the under 14. 100M but did not progress to the final and Sean Reck, Crossabeg, had a throw of 38.31 to be placed 7th overall in the under 12 Ball Throw final. Well done everyone.


The Castlebridge/Crossabeg Community Games Area will have two teams in action in the Leinster outdoor team events. The teams will play the winners of Kilkenny v Carlow and will travel away to play the games. Best of luck to the girls Futsal under 13 team and the girls Soccer under 12 team and lets hope they go all the way to the Leinster finals and then on to the national finals.


We extend our deepesy sympathy to Mr. Des Corish and family, "Sonoma" Newcastle, Crossabeg, on the death of his Father, Mr. Des Corish, snr., St. Johns Drive, Wexford whose funeral took place to Crosstown cemetery after Requeim Mass on Tuesday of last week. R.I.P.


A meeting to revive the Crossabeg Gun club will be held in Kyle Forge, Crossabeg, on Monday, June 20 at 8 p.m. All gun holders and farm owners are most welcome to attend.


Congratulations to Anthony, elder son of Tony and Josie Redmond, Kilpatrick, Kyle, on the occasion of his marriage to Bernie, daughter of Pat and the late Mary McMahon, Horeswood, which took place in Crossabeg church, June 4 with a reception for family and friends in the Talbot hotel, Wexford.


There was no winner of last weeks Lotto jackpot in the Crossabeg/ Ballymurn GAA draw while there was one match three winner Margaret O'Leary. The numbers drawn were 4, 10, 17, and 22. This week's jackpot is €4,600.

The U14 hurlers drew with Oylegate last week and the U14 footballers play St. Martins at home on Thursday, June 16 at 7.30 p.m. The U12 hurlers beat The Volunteers last week and the U12 footballers play Blackwater away on Tuesday, June 21 at 7.30 p.m.


Congratulations to Ann Reck, Monmore, Crossabeg, who celebrated her 21st birthday in the Slaney Inn, Oylegate on Saturday night last.


St. Killians Athletic club are joining up with Adamstown, St. Annes and Enniscorthy for a series of summer athletics which will be staged at Crossabeg community field commencing this Thursday, June 16. The cost will be €1 per athlete per night. This will provide for prizes and refreshments.

The event will be scored for club teams and not individuals (all of which will be outlined once scoring is finalised). Each club is asked to have 5 helpers available on each night. All competing athletes must be registered with Athletics Ireland. St. Killians AC are delighted to host the events and are sure that these will be fun nights for all involved and they look forward to your clubs participation.

There will be events for Under 9`s right up to under 19, fun obstacle races,bucket challenges, ball throw, long jump, as well as Javelin, high jumps, relays etc. This is a great opportunity for members of the local club to test their skills with other athletes and at the same time enjoy their sport and mix with other athletes. The club officers are looking forward to the events and hope that the athletes will come out in large numbers to support the events.


Crossabeg Childcare centre will be running activity camps for school age children throughout the summer holidays. The camps will run on the following dates:-July 4 to July 8; July 11 - 15; July 18-22; July 25-29; August 8-12 and August 15-19. Camps cost ?75 per week and will run from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. daily. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. There are still full and part time places available in the Baby room and Wobbler/Toddler room. For further information please phone 0539128000.


Crossabeg/Ballymurn community centre committee invite you to challenge yourself at an evening of events to be held at the community field on Sunday next, June 19 to become the 2011 Community challenge champions. They are inviting teams of 5 competitors to compete.

The events will be divided into physical, mental and fun challenges and will provide an opportunity to all to experience the facilities that are on offer in the field. There will also be fun events for primary schools pupils. The competition begins at 6 p.m. and the entry fee is ?20 per team. A barbeque and refreshments are also available on the field. All proceeds will help fund the ongoing costs of providing facilities at the site.


Results from play at the community centre on Wednesday night of last week as follows:-Breda O`Brien/Eilish Darcy/Joe Delnay (top score) Frances Morris (1st lady) Michael Galvin (2nd gent) Lily Devine (3rd gent) Mary Morrissey (1st lady) Lena Murphy (2nd lady) Kathleen McDonald (3rd lady) Mark Carley (best half gents) Annette robinson (best half ladies) Polly Maher (last 3 games gents) Betty Shanahan/Georgina Willis (last 3 games ladies) Kathleen Higgins (lowest score) Mai Hackett/Molly Murphy (hatchers) Nellie Fortune, Lily Devine, Trish Furlong, Mark Carley, Michael Galvin, Breda O`Brien (raffle)


If you would like to have a long or short swim in Curracloe watch out for the charity swim which will take place there on Sunday,July 2. There is a short swim and a long swim. The long swim is approximately 1 mile. Entry fee is €25 which includes refreshments in Hotel Curacloe after the swim. Contact Pat Whitney on 086-8172231 or Ian Lawlor on 0872696983 for entry form or further details.

Proceeds in aid of the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis in conjunction with Alcatraz swim in San Fancisco in September. The main sponsors are Hotel Curracloe


The annual Patron to Crossabeg cemetery will take place on Saturday, July 2.

55+ CLUB

The usual activities continue at Kyle Forge every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. The members had a great day on their trip to Glasnevin and are busy planning their next outing.

Their annual 5-day holiday will take them to Bantry in Co. Cork, with touring and sight-seeing daily. The guests will stay at the Maritime hotel and spa on the quay. The cost is €330 per person sharing and a deposit of €100 must be paid on or before August 6.

Arrangements are being made to take members to Knock shrine of June 25 in preparation for the National Eucharistic Congress which takes place next year. The cost for the bus is €20 per person and breakfast and carvery will be available at the Bridge house hotel in Tullamore for those who want same.

For further information on any of the above trips, contact Mary on 0872737233. The clubs end-of-term Mass will be celebrated in the Forge on Tuesday, June 21 at 2 p.m. All are welcome.

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