Saturday 16 December 2017


COME DINE WITH ME - Come Dine With Me 2012 is back by popular demand in the parish. Crossabeg/Ballymurn community centre committee is asking everyone from the community to get involved in this very enjoyable event which commences in November.


The annual Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish will take place in the Ferrycarrig hotel on Sunday, December 9 at 5 p.m. Please note change of time. Following the meal, family members and parishioners are invited down to the hotel to join in with the dancing and singing.


Congratulations to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Tom and Eileen O`Connor, Ballyharron, Crossabeg, on the occasion of her marriage on Friday last to Mr. Neil Carolan, Co. Dublin, which took place in Crossabeg church.


Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club had no winner of last week's lotto Jackpot and no match three winners. Lucky dips were Margaret O'Connor, Knockeen and Eileen Redmond. The numbers drawn were 9, 17, 19, and 30. This week's jackpot is €8,600. Best of luck to the U-21 footballers who play Duffry Rovers in the county semi final on Saturday, November 3 at 2 p.m in Oylegate. Underage club jackets are on special offer for a sale price of €20 each. To order please contact Johnny Walsh.


St. Killians Athletic club will hold their annual general meeting on Monday, November 5 at 8.30 p.m. at Kyle Forge. Please note change of date.

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 4 from 4-5 p.m. St. Kiliians athletes who wish to receive training in the High Jump and Hurldes in Adamstown should note that the new starting date for same is Wednesday, November 14 at 7.30 p.m.


On Friday, November 2 ten thousand Hope candles will be lit at 7 p.m. across county Wexford and beyond. In recognition of this an Ecumenical seervice will take place in St. Aidans Cathedral in Enniscorthy at 7 p.m. All who have been touched by cancer are invited to join in this special ceremony of Light and Hope. If you cannot attend, you can still join in and tune into to South East Radio for the live presentation. Candles cost just ?3 and are available from the Hope Centre, the Charity shop and other outlets around the county and at the Cathedral on the night of the service. Check out the website and Facebook


A Halloween fun party will take place at Crossabeg/Ballymurn community grounds on Wednesday, October 31. Why not take the family 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.


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. Anyone wishing to book the Forge for meetings, get-togethers etc, should contact John Meagher on 0868904715.


Choir practice continues every Tuesday evening at Crossabeg church at 8.30 p.m. All members requested to attend and new members are welcome.


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.

55+ CLUB

The local 55+ club members will head off for a day trip on Tuesday, November 6. The bus will leave the Talbot hotel in Wexford at 9 a.m. picking up passengers in Crossabeg at 9.20 a.m. They will then head off to Newbridge Silverware visitor centre, taking in the recently opened Museum of fashion icons, the award-winning silver restaurant and a visit to the Whitewater shopping centre.

The members will be travelling with Joe O'Brien Coach Tours. The cost is €45 per person and if interested please contact Mary on 087-2737233.

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.


Entries are being taken for the following events which will be run off before Christmas: Badminton (boys and girls U-15) Draughts (B and G/Mixed U-10, U-12, U14) Chess (B/G/Mixed U-12 and U-16) Table Tennis (Boys and Girls U-13) Handball (One Wall - Boys and girls U-13) Hardcourt Tennis (U-13 Mixed) Outdoor Soccer (U-12 boys and girls and U-15 girls) Debating (U-14 mixed) Please let the PRO know by Thursday, October 26 if interested in managing a team or helping out in any way. Contact number is 0861980775.


Deadline for notes Please note that all all items should be submitted to or phoned in to Anne (086-1980775) no later than 11 p.m. on a Sunday evening. Items received on Monday mornings cannot be included.

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