Blackwater: GAA Notes - Our minor footballers lost 3-12 to 2-09 to St Mary's Rosslare in the championship in the first round. Unfortunately with recent developments it is unknown when the next matches will be.
The junior footballers enjoyed a one point win in extremely windy conditions in Monageer on Saturday afternoon for our junior footballers. The lads had a large panel to choose from and started with a very young team for the first day out. We played with the wind in the first half and were leading by four at the turn. Monageer went ahead in the second half but a Mossy Murphy goal had us back into the lead coupled with an excellent defensive effort saw us win it.
This week 25 years ago we defeated Adamstown in the football league 1-07 to 0-07.
There will be a Spring Clean and Litter Pick of the village and surrounding areas on Saturday, March 21. Meet on the bridge at 10 a.m. All help would be greatly appreciated.
enrolment forms are now available for parents/guardians who wish to enrol their child in Scoil Naomh Bride, Blackwater for school year 2020/2021. Forms are available from Karen, in the school office or by phoning the school on 9127314. Alternatively you may download form from school website blackwaterns.com.
A new Music Ensemble started up on Saturday, February 15, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the new parish hall. It will be held on every second Saturday of the month. All ages, abilities and instruments are welcome to join. Please contact Aisling at 087 2711759 for more information.
All notices need to be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org on the Thursday evening by 9 p.m. before publication every Tuesday or if email is not available please call Clare at 086 8386242. Many of our parishioners are not on social media or email and rely on the paper to keep them up todate.
We extend our condolences to Bernie Doyle and family, Newtown, Crossabeg, on the death of her Mother, Louise Doyle, Norfolk Arms hotel, London (née Sexton, Glynn) who died at St John's hospital on March 5 Her funeral took place in Glynn on Saturday, March 7, RIP.
Athletics Ireland has instructed that all athletic competitions, events and training sessions are suspended in the best interest of the community. St Killian's club officials are complying with these rules and will keep their members informed of when these restrictions are eased.
NOTICE RE MASS IN CHURCH - There will be no Mass in Crossabeg church for the foreseeable future. The church remains open with Adoration on Sunday and St Patrick's Day from 10.30 a.m. till 4.30 p.m if people wish to call in to pray. A newsletter is available at the back of the church.
A total of €438.80c was collected recently for flowers for the church and is much appreciated.
ST. KILLIAN'S AC NEWS
Senior athlete Niall Sheil recently travelled to Athlone to compete in the National Masters Indoors over 3k. He has been in great form lately and had a great race to finish in second place in a super time of 9min 03sec. Only for a slow first km of 3min 08sec where he had to work his way through a lot of athletes he might have broke the 9min barrier.
Brian O'Shaughnessy was in Glynn to support the national school 5k and looked strong throughout the race and it was great to see him getting rewarded for all his hard work in picking up third place.
CROSSABEG AFC 50/50
Congratulations to Sinéad Cleary, who won a huge €1,160 on Friday week last, March 6 the ticket was sold by Ken Foley. Thanks to everyone who helped the club to sell and buy the tickets.
A great night was had by everyone at the Crossabeg AFC table quiz held on Friday week last in Foleys of Crossabeg. It was a close finale with the Coronas coming out on top. From everyone at Crossabeg AFC, they would like to thank all who supported both the 50/50 and the table quiz. They really appreciate all the help with their club fundraisers.
The darts league returned last week with all the places to fight for coming into week four of five in the league and Jason 'buns' Murphy was shown what it takes to be top of the group as Joe 'arrows' Wilson ran riot with a 2-0 win. Vinnie the 'crusher' Sullivan also had a comfortable win against Conor MacAogain 2-0 who was unlucky to be beaten having several shots at double.
Up next was Paddy 'bullseye' Sinnott, who kept the 2-0 streak going as he defeated Conor 'Popeye' Keeling. Alex 'mighty' Wilson ran out a 2-0 winner against Nigel 'machine' O'Toole which was probably the closest game of the night. Joe '180' Wilson jnr saw off Trevor Murphy 2-0 which will see Trevor play in the shield semi-final. Buns Murphy got off to a great start in his second game going up 1-0 but was defeated 2-1 against 'popeye' Keeling with an array of superb darts.
Nigel O'Toole defeated Conor MacAogain 2-1 in his second game to secure his place in the quarter final draw. Joe Wilson snr, went on to defeat the dragon Johnny Coughlan in his only game of the night (2-1) which leaves the 'dragon' in need of one point from his remaining game to qualify for the quarters.
Joe '180' defeated an already through Vinny 'the crusher' Sullivan which was a bit of a stalemate as both were through only for Alex 'mighty' Wilson to see off Trevor 'sometimes can finish' in the last game 2-0. Thanks to all for your support and spectators are more than welcome.
On the instructions of Community Games headquarters, all area and county events have been postponed till further notice. The upcoming Draughts and art and Handwriting competitions and all other events will cease till further notice. The local committee will inform schools in the area when events will get under way again.
St Patrick's Day
Happy St Patrick's Day to all readers of these local Notes. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, St Patrick's Day parades and celebrations had to be cancelled.
However, it is in our own best interest to adhere to the recommendations and hope and pray that we are spared the worst of the pandemic. We could do worse than to prayerfully ask St Patrick to 'bless and defend us' as the popular hymn says.
Older folk may also remember that it is traditional to pray to St Roch to protect us from all sickness and diseases. In practical ways we can protect ourselves and our families if we practise 'social distancing' and follow the cough etiquette and hand-washing instructions.
We wish everyone good health and safety during this worrying time.
In the best interest of the community in general all activity, matches and collective training for all underage and adults at Oulart-The Ballagh pitches have been suspended till after March 29. The GAA and camogie Associations have postponed all club and inter-county matches as well. All members are encouraged to follow the guidelines which have been provided by the health authorities.
Oulart-The Ballagh senior hurlers got their league campaign off to a great start when they defeated Cloughbawn on Wednesday, March 11, on a scoreline of five goals 8points to seven points.
Oulart Community Centre
Following the government's announcement all gatherings of over 100 people, will be cancelled in the community centre, till further notice.
Pupils from second class made their First Confessions in St Patrick's Church on Monday, March 9. Their First Holy Communion is scheduled to be held on May 9.
It is recognised that membership of ICA largely falls into the 'at risk' age category and in order to exercise leadership in their duty of care to its members the National Executive issued a strong recommendation to Federations and local Guilds to cease all ICA activities till the situation improves and we are advised by Public Health Authorities. And as many of the activities could be considered non-essential, indoor social gatherings it goes without saying that they will be postponed or cancelled.
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Weekly winners of the partners 45 in hotel Curracloe were Angela Griffith and Mary Murphy. Cards continue every Thursday night at 9 p.m. There is an open draw and all are welcome.
Results of the Curracloe United lotto draw for Sunday, March 8, The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 11 and 23. There was no jackpot winner and no match-three winners with €300 being share by the match-three winners in the next draw.
SPLIT THE POT
Congratulations to recent Curracloe national school split-the-pot winner, Mamie O'Hanlon, who won €84. The next draw will take place on Wednesday, March 18.
Envelopes are on sale in all the local Curracloe businesses as well as the school for €2 for one draw, six draws for €10 or 12 draws for €20.
Curracloe United AFC will hold a table quiz in Hotel Curracloe on Friday, April 3, at 9 p.m. Your support would be much appreciated.
GAA CLUB NEWS
LOTTO - Results of the Shelmalier GAA lotto for March 9 There was no jackpot winner and the match-three winners were Margaret Dempsey, Stevie Stag, Declan Flanagan and Nathan, all of whom won €70. The next jackpot stands at €15,000 with a rollover of €7,400.
A NOTICE FOR THE PUBLIC - Hollymount is now closed and will stay closed till March 29.