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Tuesday 20 August 2019

CROSSABEG

LADIES FOOTBALL

Well done to Amy Fortune, a member of the Crossabeg Ladies football club who played in the mini games with Wexford during the half time break at the Leinster finals played in Carlow on Sunday week last.

GAA NOTES

Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club had no winner of last weeks lotto jackpot and one match 3 winner, Meabh and Rory Connolly. The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 27 & 29. This weeks jackpot stands at €5,800.

The junior A footballers play away to Duffry Rovers in the championship on Friday, July 27 at 7.30 p.m. The U18 footballers beat Gusserane last week and the U18 hurlers play Rapparees away on Wednesday, August 1 at 7.30 p.m. The U16 hurlers lost to the Shels last week and play Oulart at home on Monday, July 30 at 7.30 p.m. The U12 footballers play St. Marys Rosslare away on Tuesday, July 31 at 7.30 p.m.

SOCCER CLUB NEWS

The local Crossabeg soccer clubs annual 7`s tournament, the Beg Keg Cup which is sponsored by Mooneys of Wexford begins on Monday, July 23 at the local pitch with top quality matches each evening from 6 p.m. The semi-finals and final take place on Saturday, July 28 from 5 p.m. followed by the presentation of the most sought after Keg. A great spectacle of soccer skills will be on show and your support would be gratefully appreciated.

A club social will take place at Mooneys on Saturday night, July 28 from 9 p.m. to celebrate the end of the tournament and the beginning of the pre-season work out. All members and non members are welcome and refreshments will be served. A DJ will also provide music.

Registration day for the schoolboys/ girls takes place on Saturday next, July 28 between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. For further details, please contact the schoolboys/ girls secretary, Andy Carr on 086-4011115. Details of training times for the underage teams will be announced shortly.

WHIST

Results from play at the community centre on Wednesday of last week as follows:Annette Robinson (top score), Michael Galvin (1st gent), Kathleen Hayes (2nd gent), John Maher (3rd gent), Maria Donegan (1st lady), Georgina Willis (2nd lady), Pat Sexton (3rd lady), Molly Murphy (best half gents) Nancy Berney/Betty Butler (best half ladies), Trish Furlong/Frances Morris/Joe Delany (last 3 games gents), Mary Morrissey (last 3 games ladies) Anne O`Brien/Betty Shanahan (hatchers), Jim O`Brien (lowest score), Polly Maher, Mai Hackett, Maura White, Michael Galvin, Betty Butler, Maria Donegan (raffle).

WIN McDONALD

Win McDonald of Garrywilliam, Crossabeg, who had been a resident at Kerlogue nursing home for a number of years was buried in Crossabeg cemetery on Thursday of last week, the day she would have celebrated her 97th birthday. No doubt she is now enjoying a great reunion with her family. Win had been enjoying good health up to fairly recently and had been admitted to hospital recently where she died last week.

Born during World War 1 when things were tough for most families, she came through the Second World War, through the sixties, seventies etc and right through the Millenium up to 2012. What changes she must have seen from radios to televisions, to computers, mobile phones, iPods etc. What a lifetime of experiences.

Despite her impaired sight which she never let get in the way of doing what she wanted to, she helped rear many of her family members and enjoyed life to the full. A lady with a mischevious smile, she loved to have people call to her immaculate house in Garrywilliam and sit and enjoy a good old natter and have a cup of tea.

Like many of her generation, her religion was very important to her and she was a regular daily and Sunday attendant. Many a time she could be seen heading off with her late sister Kit to walk to the church, be it in sunshine or rain. In the mid eighties she was awarded the Bene Merenti Medal from the Pope, the highest accolade awarded to lay members of the church. She accepted it with great humility and pride as did her family and the people of Crossabeg.

Her remains were removed from Kearneys funeral home to Crossabeg church on Wednesday evening and burial took place to the adjoining cemetery after Requiem Mass on Thursday morning. She is survived by her sisters Mag (Kavanagh) Wexford and Peg (Morris) Garrywilliam, by her nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours in Crossabeg, to whom we offer our deepest sympathy. R.I.P.

COLLECTION

The Wexford Branch of the Downs Syndrome Association wish to thank all who subscribed to the churchgate collection taken up recently at Crossabeg church. The amount realised was €240.

ATHLETICS

St Killian athletes James Cloney and Niall Sheil travelled to Rathgormack on July13 for the annual 5 mile race as part of the Carrick Road Runners summer series. It really is a race of two halves with the first two miles fast and the last 3 miles being hills all the way. Niall finished in second place in a time of 26min 54sec just behind Latvian international Sandis Bralitis. James Cloney also had a good run finishing in fourth place in a time of 27min 20sec.

The pair then travelled to beautiful Brittas Bay on Sunday, July 22 for their inaugural 6k road race. The Killians pair performed really well with Niall coming first in a PB time of 19min 45sec over a surprisingly tough very hilly course. James also achieved a PB coming a very close second in a time of 19min 55sec. It was a well organised race in aid of a great cause, the Wicklow hospice with Irish Olympian Finnoula Britton on hand to start the race and present prizes. An enjoyable day was had by all.

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