Saturday 16 December 2017

Crossabeg -- all the news

GAA NOTES. Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club had no winner of the Lotto Jackpot last week and 2 match 3 winners. The numbers drawn were 9, 12, 16, 27.

This week's jackpot is €5,000.

The Junior footballers play away to St.Josephs in the league on Sunday next, June 30 at 2 p.m while the Junior B footballers play St. Martins at home on Saturday, June 29 in the league at 7.30 p.m. The minor hurlers play the Rapparees at home on July 3 at 7.30 p.m. The U16 hurlers play Rathnure at home on July 1 at 7.30 p.m and the U14 hurlers play Craanford at home on Thursday, June 27 at 7.30 p.m.


The next session at Kyle Forge takes place on Sunday, July 7. All are most welcome and refreshments are also served. There will be no mid-month sessions.

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The end of term Mass will be celebrated in the Forge on Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. All are welcome.


Adoration every Monday from 1 p.m. until Mass at 7.30 p.m. Prayer meeting every Wednesday night at 8 p.m in the parochial house. The Lough Derg pilgrimage takes place from Tuesday, July 2 to Thursday, July 4. For further details contact the Ferns parish office (9366514) or Fr. P. Cushen on 9366152. The cost for bus and island fees is ?120.


Results of play at the community centre on Wednesday of last week as follows:- Kathleen McDonald (top score) Molly Murphy (1st gent) Kathleen Hayes (2nd gent) Joe Delany/Michael Galvin/Joan Pierce (3rd gent) Breda O`Brien (1st lady) Caitriona Cullen/Babs O`Neill/Lily Thomas (2nd lady) Breda Nolan (best half gents) Stella Nolan (best half ladies) Trish Furlong/Frances Morris (last 3 games gents) Betty Shanahan (last 3 games ladies) Maura White (hatchers) Eilish Darcy (lowest score) Joan Pierce, Breda Nolan, Betty Butler, Kitty Breen, Joan Pierce, Betty Shanahan (raffle)


Crossabeg National School would appreciate donations of children's books for the new library being established in the school. Books may be left into the school office at any time.


Well done to all the youngsters from the parish who attended the County Community Games athletic finals held in Bree on Saturday last. Thanks to the parents who brought the children along on the day and who helped out. Grateful thanks from the local committee to Anne-Marie, Kathryn and Mick for all their help and committment over the past few weeks.

This year there was a very small number of children competing, with many out competing for the first time. They entered into the spirit of the games and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and sang their way round the field in the parade which preceded the events, even performing a few cartwheels along the way. Well done everyone.

Many of the athletes came through their first heats and into the semi-finals and showed promise for the future. Mary Moran won her heat of the 200M under 10 in fine style but finished outside of the medals in the final. Nevertheless a good showing. Lewis Hynes came home in second place in the heat of the 60M under 8 and Rory Davis finished in second place in the heat of the 80M under 8 event.

At the end of the day, the Area had taken 3 gold medals and the boys under 12 Relay team had taken the silver medals. Sally Shortle (Crossabeg) won a silver medal in the under 14 Long Jump event and Shane Doran (Edermine) won a silver in the 200M under 10.

The gold medal winners from Crossabeg were Amy Forde (under 16 Discus) and Cian Kinlough in the 600M under 12. Sean Rowley (Oylegate) won the under 10 Hurdles competition. The boys under 12 Relay team of Cian Kinlough, Jack Forde, Cian Buttle and Conor Bernard (all from Crossabeg) could not match the might of the Enniscorthy boys and settled for the silver medals.


The annual Patron to Crossabeg cemetery will take place on Saturday, July 6 with Mass in the cemetery at 7 p.m during which the graves will also be blessed. Those wishing to have their deceased loved ones prayed for should leave the names in at the parochial house as soon as possible.


A week long celebration of the Gathering is being planned for Crossabeg from July 7 to 13. The events being planned include `Dancing at the Crossroads`, an exhibition of photographs from the parish`, Pongo, Novelty events and a Poker classic. Anyone willing to become involved in the running of events should contact Fr. Jim Finn.



If you are interested in managing one of the teams for next season please contact Dermot Mythen on 087-6145897 as soon as possible. The club will have 2 mens teams and also teams for boys from U9 to U18 and girls from U10 to U16.

The club are running an FAI summer camp from August 12 to August 16. Log on to or call 1890 653 653. You will get a free soccer kit, ball and back pack all for €65 and a family discount of €10 off for each brother and sister.

The club have opened a new 60 x 40 all weather astro turf pitch. To book contact 086- 4034500. The premises are also available for birthday parties.


Screen national school Parents Association will hold a coffee morning after the end of year school Mass in Freddies Pub from 11 a.m this Wednesday, June 26. All proceeds to 'baby Suzanna Coone' fund. All are most welcome.


An Arts and Crafts camp takes place in Castlebridge community centre from Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26 and caters for children aged 7 -11 years. The cost is ?50. Lessons by an experienced primary teacher. Activities will include drawing, painting,marbling, tie n dye,clay modelling, card-making, collage and learning about famous artists. Contact 087-6996698 for details. Pre-booking is essential.


The Shelmalier U12s played Crossabeg/Ballymurn in the second round of the championship on Sunday morning last in Hollymount and they got off to a great start with Ailis Neville placing the ball in the back of the net. Aoife Doyle and Abbie Devereux played superbly in keeping Crossabeg/Ballymurn off the score sheet for the first quarter.

The talented Ciara Banville, Alison Doyle and Catriona Kinsella were persistently fantastic throughout the four quarters. Ciara Flynn, Aobhe Murphy and Kristen Dempsey ensured a constant supply of quality ball leading to some well taken scores. Aoibhe Manley, Katie Carroll, Nicole Gillian and Abbie Gillian all played their part in the win over a strong Crossabeg/Ballymurn team.

The panel consisted of Ailis Neville, Aoife Doyle, Kristen Dempsey, Aine Fitzgerald, Caitlin Carroll, Hannah Hearne, Ciara Banville, Catriona Kinsella, Ciara Flynn, Aobhe Murphy, Katie Carroll, Aoibhe Manley, Abbie Devereux, Nicole Gillian, Abbie, Gillian, Alison Doyle and Nicole Byrne. Training continues Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 -7 p.m and new players most welcome.

The U16 team played Castletown in Hollymount on Sunday and were unlucky to be defeated 1-11 to 1-7.

Congratulations to Sabdh McCarthy, Sarah Harding-Kenny, Megan Scallan, Nikki Scallan and Siobhan Doolan who were members of the county team that captured the All-Ireland U14 C title and to Sarah Harding-Kenny who received the player of the match award. A speedy recovery to National President Pat Quill who is recovering at home following his recent operation.

Good luck to members Leona Tector, Maeve Quill, Clara Donnelly, Kellie Kearney, Roisin Murphy, Geraldine Doolan and Ciara Corrigan who are members of the senior county team. Wexford will play Louth in the Leinster junior championship semi-final in Belefield on Sunday next, June 30 at 2 p.m.


The long wait is almost over and the excitement is mounting as the Shelmalier Ladies prepare for the journey to Derry for the National Feile Peil. The U14 team together with team management will travel to Derry on Thursday, June 27 leaving Hollymount at 2 p.m. The girls will play host club Ballinascreen in their first game at 1.30 p.m on June 28 and later that evening all clubs will assemble in Celtic Park Derry for the Feile parade at 5.30 p.m.

On Saturday the skills competition will be held in Ballinascreen at 11.15 a.m. Chloe Mythen will represent Shelmalier. Round 2 match Shelmalier versus Shane O'Neill (Armagh) at 4.45 p.m. and the semi final will be played in Ballymaguigan at 4 p.m. The skills final takes place at 4.45 p.m.


Summer fitness with aerobic dance and body toning classes have been suspended in Screen hall while renovations are taking place and the class will combine with Wells house and gardens, Ballyedmund on Fridays at 10.30 a.m. These classes are suitable for all levels. Call or text Amanda Burke on 087-9713339.


The Shels senior team with several absences went down 1-14 to 1-7 to Glynn/Barntown in the league and they were best served by Eoin Doyle, Conor Walsh, Tommy Barron and Aidan Murphy with Conor Byrne accurate on frees.

The junior B hurlers lost out 4-11 to 2-2 to Kilmore`s first team in the championship with James Murphy, Kevin O`Leary, Blain Parnell, Patrick Murphy all showing the way forward to the youth in the form of Aaron Murphy, Eoin O`Leary, Michael Feeney and Aodhan Foley. A great goal from Stanley O`Leary quickly followed by a second goal from Shane O`Connor with Michael Feeney sending his second point over from a free was not enough and Kilmore pulled away in the closing ten minutes.

The Willie O`Leary cup took place in Hollymount with 54 boys and girls from Castlebridge, Screen and Curracloe competing. There were four teams who each got to play four games. In the runners-up final, there was the Wexford team led by captain Aaron Doyle (who received the boys player of the runners up final) against Tipperary led by Ryan Hanrahan. The winners were Tipperary with Catilin Carroll getting the girls player of the final.

The winners final featured Kilkenny captained by Ross Banville against Galway led by Abbie Devereux. Kilkenny were the winners on a 3-7 to 2-2 scoreline and the full panel consisted of Ross Banville, Ailish Neville, Darragh Malone, Mark Doyle, Matt Kavanagh, Adam O`Leary, Cian Rossiter, Shane Jackman, Darragh Wilson, Nicole Byrne, Scott Byrne, James Borg, Rachel Murphy.

Simon Donohoe and James Cash were on the Wexford minor hurling team that lost to Laois on Sunday last. Brian Murphy will play for Wexfords under 21 team that takes on Carlow this Wednesday, June 25 in Carlow.

There was no winner of the jackpot draw for June 17. The numbers drawn were 10, 21, 24 & 29. There were no match 3 winners. The next jackpot stands at €6,600.


Training for the St. Ibars/Shelmaliers U8 and U10 children continues on Monday evenings from 6.30 - 7.15 p.m. The U10 team met Bannow/Ballmitty in their second mini league game on Monday last.

Hard luck to the U12 girls who were beaten by Bunclody on Wednesday last in their third premier mini league game. The fourth round will take place on Wednesday, June 26 at 6.30 p.m in Hollymount and they will take on Naomh Eanna, Gorey.

The U14 team met Duffry Rovers on Monday last. For information on The Feile games you can log onto

On Friday, July 5 the Ibars will meet Charleville (the host team) in Charleville at 2 p.m, on Saturday they play Patrickswell at 11 a.m and Lucan Sarsfields of Dublin at 1.30 p.m in Patrickswell pitch. The parade will take place on Friday evening at 7.30 p.m from the Gaelic grounds on the northside of Limerick through the city centre.

Feile fundraising is going extremely well, a big thank you to Colm Byrne, Castlebridge Pharmacy for his sponsorship and to Screen and Castlebridge schools who held a jersey day and a raffle respectively, with donations divided between the camogie and football club. It is much appreciated. A churchgate collection will take place on the weekend of July 6 and 7. Wishing the Shelmalier Ladies football Feile girls and their mentors a safe journey and the best of luck at the weekend in Derry.

The U16 team are training for their first away game on July 10 to Craanford.

The Willie O'Leary Cup was held in Hollymount on Thursday last. It was a fantastic day with boys and girls from all the schools round taking part.. Congratulations to Ailis Neville who played on the successful Kilkenny team, winning the award for best girl in the final. She was joined by Nicole Byrne and Rachel Murphy. The Galway team gave them a run for their money in the decider with a team featuring Aoife Fielding, Abbie Devereux, Casey Hall, Ellie Oliver and Amy Murphy.

The B final was also a great game and congratulations to Caitlin Carroll on winning best girl on the Tipperary team. She was supported by Caitriona Kinsella, Hannah Kelly and Ciara Corbett. The Wexford side featured Molly Byrne, Niamh Kehoe and Julie Hayes. Some of the girls who took part have yet to play with the club and new members are always welcome. A gift voucher was presented to Amanda Bolger as a thank you for her wonderful work with the Rackard League team.

Former players Theresa Kehoe and Maggie Hearne represented the club on the fairways in the annual Wexford camogie golf classic held in Enniscorthy recently. Heres hoping Theresa will answer the call for the Junior C team, The Intermediate team will meet Oylegate/Glenbrien away in the first round of the championship tonight, Tuesday, June 25 at 7.30 p.m.

A speedy recovery to Michelle Harding who is nursing a ligament injury. The club would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who might like to play camogie over the summer to join the Junior squad. Contact Alan Aherne on 087- 9217766, Fionnuala Hearne on 087- 2431891 or Kathleen Dooley on 087- 6815479 for further details.


Items of information such as engagements, weddings, births, etc as well as reports on club meetings and matches are always welcome. Email report to or phone Anne on 086-1980775. Items to be with her on Sunday night or by 12 noon on a Friday in the event of a bank holiday.

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