Monday 11 December 2017



The next session of story telling takes place at Kyle Forge on Sunday, November 4 at 8 p.m. Refreshments served and all are welcome. The committee wish to send their best wishes for a speeedy recovery to Michael Murphy, Monmore, and Robert Lambert, Newcastle, both of whom have been hospitalised recently. Anyone wishing to book the Forge for meetings, get-togethers etc, should contact John Meagher on 086-8904715


The local 55+ club meet every Tuesday afternoon from 2-4 p.m at Kyle Forge with all the usual activities of card playing, pongo etc. New members are most welcome.

On Tuesday, October 23 the members will head off to LeisureMAX in Wexford for Bowling and there will also be refreshments. The crochet classes will conclude on Tuesday, October 30. A day out is being planned for November 6 taking in the Arboretum in Carlow amongst other venues. On Wednesday, November 14, the south eastern active retirement Bowling tournament will take place at LeisureMAX in Wexford. All interested should hand in their name to the club secretary or contact her on 087-2737233.

A Make-up party with Edna Rothwell will take place in the Forge on Tuesday, November 20 at 2 p.m. A flower demonstration by Rosaleens Flowers will be held in the Forge on Tuesday, December 4 and there will also be a raffle. The end-of-term Mass will be celebrated in the Forge on Tuesday, December 11 at 2 p.m.


Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club had no winner of last week's lotto Jackpot and two match three winners, Alan O'Leary and Daithi Redmond. The numbers drawn were 1, 12, 16, and 28. This week's jackpot is €8,200.

Best of luck to the U21 footballers who play Kilmore in the district final on Sunday, October 21 at 2 p.m in Tagoat. The U15 hurlers had a blitz in Crossabeg and Ballymurn last week with four teams in total taking part. Craanford beat Kilmacow in the B final, while the local lads narrowly lost to Tullogher/ Rosbercon in the A final. An enjoyable day was had by all. Well done to Murt for organising everything and for the parents who helped out with teas etc. The Rackard footballers beat Castletown last week.


A Halloween fun party will take place at Crossabeg/ Ballymurn community grounds. Let the committee organise Halloween for your family this year. Do go along to the community field for a whole range of activities for kids, including a disco, party games and a fancy dress parade. They will also have a bonfire and a barbeque. The fun takes place from 7-9 p.m on Halloween night. As this is a fundraising event for the community centre field there will be a small charge at the gate, but all activities are free after that. Further details will be sent home with all primary school pupils.


The coffee morning held at Kyle Forge on Saturday morning last as a fund raiser for the senior citizens christmas party was most successful. Grateful thanks to all who donated money and cakes, buns etc and all who came along and enjoyed the relaxing cup of tea and chat. The winners of the raffle were Maura Joyce, Eithne Dempsey, Irene Fox, Ella O`Connor, Lar O`Leary, Mary Quinn, Siobhan Kehoe, Nell Laffan, Miriam O`Connor. The Christmas party will be held in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Sunday, December 9.


Crossabeg/Ballymurn Ladies football club as well as the local Coiste na Nog committee would like to thank everyone for making the Go-Karting marathon fundraiser for Crumlin hospital such a great success. Thanks to those who sponsored all that was needed on the day from food to tents etc to those who helped out in anyway and came along and supported such a worthy cause. Young and old enjoyed the occasion.


Annis Kehoe of Slaneylodge, Crossabeg, has provisionally set aside Saturday, December 8 for her annual fund-raising coffee morning and sale of produce, cakes, puddings, tarts, jams etc. This year all proceeds will go to the Jack & Jill Foundation who urgently need our financial help. Anyone who wishes to put in orders for Christmas cakes, puddings etc can contact Annis on 087-2426146.


We send our best wishes and congratulations to John and Betty Jordan, Kyle, Crossabeg, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary celebrated last week.


A churchgate collection on behalf of the Pro-Life Trust Association will be taken up at Crossabeg church this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 20/21.


St. Killians Athletic club will hold their annual general meeting on Monday, November 19 at 8 p.m. at the community field. Parents are urged to attend.

Training for the juvenile members continues every Monday and Thursday evening at the community field in Crossabeg from 7-8 p.m. New members always welcome. Middle distance training takes place every Tuesday evening in the field from 5.30 p.m and is suitable from those aged 13 and upwards. This age group also train on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Indoor training for primary school children will commence in the community centre, Crossabeg on Saturday, November from 4-5 p.m.

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