Thursday 22 August 2019



Childrens Art classes began at the Open Door Studio on Saturday last, September 17. Classes for older group (9-13 years) take place from 2.30 - 4 p.m. and classes for the youngers group (7-9 years) take place from 10.15-11.30 a.m. This studio is equidistant from Oylegate, Crossabeg, Ballymurn and Castlebridge. Bookings are essential so please contact Mary Claire on 053-9138921. The cost is €7.50 per class. HANDBALL SUCCESS

Congratulations to Oisin and Padraig Foley, Aughnanure, Crossabeg, on their marvellous achievements in the All-Ireland Handball Underage doubles recently. Oisin partnered by his Castlebridge clubmate Tomas Hall took on a pairing from Tipperary in the under 14 doubles and in a terrific final defeated them 14-15; 15-4; 15-11.

Oisin has added this title to the All-Ireland Feile na nGael title he collected earlier in the year. The day got better when Oisin`s brother, Padraig competed in the under 16 doubles final with Galeon Riordan. Their opponents too, were a Tipperary pairing and the experience of the Wexford duo saw off that challenge and they took their title in great style, winning out on a 21-9; 21-16 scoreline. Underage handball looks to be in good shape in Co. Wexford. Well done to all. ATHLETIC TRAINING

St. Killians AC have resumed training at Crossabeg community field. Training will take place each week on Monday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and will concentrate on cross-country for the time being. LADIES SOCCER

Ladies soccer pre-season training continues at the local soccer pitch in Crossabeg on Tuesday next, September 20 at 7 p.m. New members welcome. For further details please contact Barry on 0877408889 or check out information on the clubs activities on Facebook and MRS. ANNE FRANEY

The death occured at Wexford General Hospital on Tuesday, September 13 of Mrs. Anne Franey (nee Foley) of Westlands, and formerly of Newtown Road and The Deeps, Crossabeg.

In her 96th year, she will be remembered for her devotion to her famiy, her faith and her interest in community life and her neighbours and friends. Predeceased by her husband Aidan, she is survived by her sons Paddy and Richard, daughters Mary and Ann, daughters-inlaw, son-in-law, grand-children, relatives and friends to whom we extend our sincere sympathy. Her remains were removed to Crossabeg church on Wednesday evening and burial took place to the adjoining cemetery after Requiem Mass on Thursday morning. R.I.P. YOUTH CLUB

Crossabeg Youth club will meet this Friday, September 23 from 8.30 - 10.30 p.m in the community centre. All members who wish to attend the FDYS upcoming disco on September 30 must have their names down on Friday next, otherwise their place on the bus cannot be guaranteed.

Club registration night will be held on Thursday, October 6 at the Forge from 6.30 p.m for parents only and will be followed by a Volunteers Awareness programme for parents from 7-9.30 p.m. This programme is compulsory for all parents of Youth club members as required by the FDYS.

Unfortunately application for membership will be refused by those whose parents have not completed this course. This does not apply to any parent who has previously completed this programme or the Leaders Induction course. Membership fee is €10. This is a very informative and a fun few hours to help parents understand their role as supervisors on their appointed nights. Any parent who would like to be part of the committee should inform a leader or contact the club mobile on 0876641602. The website is and you can check same for photos and information. WHIST

Results of play at the community centre on Wednesday night of last week as follows:Frances Morris (top score) Trish Furlong (1st gent); Breda Nolan/Polly Maher/Kathleen Higgins (2nd gent); Breda O`Brien/Maria Donegan (1st lady); Annette Robinson (3rd lady); Pat Sexton (best half gents); Maureen O`Neill (best half ladies); Joe Delany (last 3 games gents); Caitriona Cullen (last 3 games ladies); Ann Delany/Maura White (hatchers); Anne Dobbs (lowest score); Ann Delany, Breda Nolan, Nellie Fortune, Pat Sexton, Lily Devine, Kathleen Hayes (raffle).

The last session of the summer season of Whist drives took place on Wednesday of last week in Crossabeg community centre. The organising committee wish to thank most sincerely all who supported them over the past few months, to those who baked and sent refreshments and who helped out in any way. Whist will resume in Glynn hall this Wednesday, September 21 at 8 p.m. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The local Community Games organisation will hold their annual general meeting in Castlebridge community centre on Tuesday, October 4 at 8.30 p.m. Parents are asked to go along and give the committee their support. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. 55+CLUB

The local 55+ club members enjoyed their break in Co. Cork and are back in action again at Kyle Forge, meeting every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m with all the usual activities. Registration will take place for the next couple of weeks and the cost is €10. New members most welcome. Contact 087-2737233 for further information.