Sunday 21 January 2018

Childcare centre will hold AGM

Crossabeg Childcare centre will hold their annual general meeting on Monday, November 25 at 8 p.m in the Childcare centre. All are welcome to attend.


Kevin Murphy would like to thank everyone who donated and supported his recent marathon fundraisers. A total of €1,333 was raised in aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation and Downs Syndrome Ireland.


Best of luck to the Crossabeg/Ballymurn boys football team competing in the Rackard League Division 2 county final which takes place at Taghmon GAA grounds this Wednesday, November 13 at 7.30 p.m. Their opponents in the match will be Horeswood national school. The local team won their semi final encounter defeating Kilmore 1-8 to 0-7 in Piercestown on Tuesday, November 5. Your support for the team would be much appreciated.


The annual Christmas party for the senior citizens of Crossabeg will take place on Sunday, December 8. Raffle tickets are on sale around the parish and your generous support for same would be appreciated. Please support the committee members when they call to your door.


A coffee morning in aid of the local 55+ club active retirement group will be held in Kyle Forge on Saturday, November 16. Your support would be appreciated and the committee would welcome produce, cakes, jams and bric-a-brac items etc, but no jumble, books or magazines.


Crossabeg/Ballymurn ladies football club will hold their annual general meeting on Sunday, November 24 at 2.30 p.m in Kyle Forge, Crossabeg.


St. Killian's AC have commenced indoor training for juveniles at Crossabeg community centre and the sessions take place every Monday and Thursday evening from 7-8.30 p.m. until further notice. New members are most welcome.


A church gate collection on behalf of the people of Syria will be taken up at Crossabeg church this coming weekend, November 16 and 17.


A coffee morning in aid of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust will take place in Kyle Forge on Saturday, December 7. Annis Kehoe of Slaneylodge, Crossabeg, is busy preparing for her fifth cycle to Lourdes next Easter. She will hold the annual coffee morning and as well as that there will be some lovely cakes, buns, jams, tarts, Christmas cakes and puddings on sale and anyone wishing to put in an order for any of the above should contact Annis on 087-2426146.



Thirteen couples, representing all areas of Oulart-The Ballagh, are busy practising their dance steps in order to compete in the local heat of the competition that will be held in February 2014.Well done to all the people who responded to the invitation to represent the club and to all the other people who are helping to organise fund-raising events in support of the participants.

Each couple will be seeking support and of course, all proceeds will go directly to the club to help with maintaining and developing our G.A.A. facilities that are available for the use of young and not-so-young. And of course, success such as ours, brings its own financial headaches, but thankfully there are always sponsors and supporters who, year after year, respond generously to our fund-raising efforts. Míle buíochas to all!


Oulart & District Active Retired held its A.G.M on 7th November, in the Community Centre. Officers elected were: Dave Newman, Chairman; Hugh Coleman, Secretary; Kathleen Hyland, Assistant Sec; Ann Holton, Treasurer; Bridie Nolan, Ass. Treasurer and Mary O'Grady, P.R.O. The Committee consists of all the above officers as well as Eileen McGrath, Jim Dempsey, Teresa O'Leary and Margaret Wallace.

The Active Retired group will travel by bus to attend a Christmas Party, in The Riverbank House Hotel on 21st November at which Roly Daniels along with Matt Levy, Billy Yates and Buddy Jewell will entertain in Concert. Further details next week.

The weekly bowls sessions will continue every Tuesday 4pm-6pm and every Thursday, 10am-noon, except the 4th Thurs of the month when the members meet at 10am for a walk, followed by tea/coffee. Every Thursday afternoon, 2pm-4pm, card-playing is on the agenda, with tea and biscuits to complete the session. Oulart & District Active Retired welcomes new members to join. Just contact one of the committee.


Any initiative that makes people feel more secure in their homes is to be welcomed and encouraged. The local committee of Community Alert invites all members of the community to a Registration Night on Thursday 14th November in Oulart Community Centre, beginning at 8pm.

The benefits of introducing "Community Alert" to the locality will be explained and the registration fee of 10 euro per household will be collected. Anyone unable to attend on Thursday night may ring Sean Byrne at 087-6486279 or Kevin Nimmo at 087-7922556 for further information.


Oulart Vintage Group will hold their annual Tractor Run on Sunday 1st December, starting at the Community Centre at 12 noon. The group will travel to Monageer, then on to The Harrow, to Raheenduff and back to Oulart. Proceeds will be donated to a local charity.


Scoil Mochua's Parents' Association would like to invite parents/guardians of pupils and all members of the community to the launch of their 2014 calendar on Friday the 15th of November at 7pm.

It is hoped that the calendar will help to raise much- needed funds for the school. It consists of photographs of the students taking part in the various activities of school life and would make an ideal Christmas present. There will be refreshments and entertainment (including a story- teller and guitarist) and all member of the community are welcome.


Competitors wishing to participate in Scór na nÓg (Under 17 years on Jan 1st 2014) are reminded that the semi-final for clubs in the Wexford /New Ross districts will be held in Carrig- on- Bannow on Friday 22nd November. Clubs from the Enniscorthy/Gorey districts will compete in Oulart Community Centre on Saturday 23rd November, beginning at 7.30pm each night. Competitors should register from 7pm onwards. Clubs are reminded of the changes to Scór this year. Details can be had from

The County Final of under-age Scór will be held in Oulart on 7th December. Boys and Girls under 17 who would like to represent Oulart-The Ballagh G.A.A., Camogie or Handball should contact Breda Jacob asap on 086-1686978

Scór na nÓg Quiz: The Table Quiz (Girls and boys under 17 at 1st Jan 2014) will be held on 5th December, in Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. Complex and the winners will be presented with their trophies at the Co. Finals in Oulart on 7th December. Four competitors at each table. No individual questions. Ten rounds of ten questions, covering G.A.A., current affairs, Irish history etc. This year, the county winners of the Table Quiz will go forward to the All-Ireland final.



Well done to the pupils from fifth and sixth classes on their hard work on the day of the cake sale which raised €298.60. Thanks to the parents and staff who provided cakes and raffle prizes. Thanks to Noreen Hearne for her work with the raffle which raised €374.55.

Fifth and sixth class enjoyed a `round-robin` tennis competition recently and the overall winner was Colm O`Connell-Byrne with Corey Lawlor and Ailis Neville as joint runners-up. Thanks to the Wexford Harbour Board and Tennis club for the use of their facilities.

Well done to the pupils who continue to do well for the school in the Rackard League.

A trip to Johnstown Castle took place on October 10 and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Yellow crocuses were planted in the grounds in September to commemorate the Jewish children and others who died in the Holocaust. They will provide a lovely bloom in the Spring.

Congratulations to Ava Watters-Cosgrave who won first prize and Caoimhe Parker who secured third prize in the Credit Union poster competition. Welcome to two new pupils who joined the Infants class last week.


The Shelmalier GAA club would like to invivte all parisoners to the clubs annual 1910 Mass which will be celebrated in Castlebridge church on Sunday, November 17 at 10.30 a.m. This Mass is to commemmorate all deceased members of the club . A wreath will be laid at the 1910 monument outside the church following the mass. All attending are invited to a reception at the Porterhouse afterwards.


Do you enjoy knitting. If you are a beginner or an experienced knitter why not go along to Castlebridge community centre on Thursday night at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.


A list of local musicians will perform in the Sky & the Ground, Wexford on Friday next, November 15 in aid of the Tracie Lawlor Trust. The artists were involved in the production of a CD which was launched recently. Decky Kehoe (who organised the CD) has arranged the night for some of the artists who could not make the recent launch.

The night kicks off at 8.30 p.m. Those performing on the night include Lisa Somers.Chris Berry, Mick Eagan, Ollie Dempsey, Nadine Roche, Dan Comerford. The CD "Just like You and I" will be on sale. Admission is free.


Charity Christmas cards are now availabe. These are excellent quality cards with pictures from County Wexford. The pack of 6 costs €5. Proceeds in aid of the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis. Contact Ian on 087-6091667 for delivery or further information or email


Rehearsals are now well under way by the Shelmaliers who will enter Figure and Set Dancing, Solo Singing, Novelty Act and Irish Music in this years Scor na Nog competition. The county semi-final will take place on Saturday, November 23 at 7.30 p.m in Oulart community centre.

The table quiz (for boys and girls U17 at January 1, 2014) will be held on December 5 in Glynn/Barntown GAA complex and the winners will be presented with their trophies at the county finals in Oulart on December 7. Four competitors for each table. The winners go through to the All Ireland final. Anyone wishing to take part should contact Denise on 086-7302249.


The final of Strictly club dancing was a resounding success on Saturday night last. Thanks from the Shels to all who helped out in any way, those who bought tickets, votes or advertising. Thanks to the many workers who helped out beforehand and on the night and to the parish for their great support.

Chris Gordon, Deirdre McMahon, Paul Tobin, Anna Thompson, Joe Kelly and Ciara Neville turned in hugely professional performances and did the parish and club proud. Glynn/Barntown were the overall winners.

Thanks to tutors Yvonne Busher and Declan Flanagan and the Margo Murphy school of dance, Screen, who entertained at the interval and who had the audience spellbound with three unique performances. Thanks to George Lawlor who acted as M.C.


The Shels under 21 footballers had an emphatic win over Bunclody on Saturday last (2-9 to 0-8) and now progress tot he semifinal which is expected to be played on the weekend of November 30 or December 1. The Shels turned in a great team performance and amongst those to shine were Eoghan Nolan, Simon Donohoe and Aidan Cash. Report on Hard luck to the St. Ibars who just missed out on a Leinster title on Sunday last going down 3-12 to 3-10.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot for November 4. The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 19 & 26. There were three match three winners, Agnes Malone, Michael Ryan and Eilish Coady. The next jackpot stands at €10,600.


Hard luck to the St. Ibars/Shelmaliers senior camogie team who lost out 3-12 to 3-10 to Mullinavat on Sunday last in the Leinster final with a thrilling second half making a comeback from 8 points down at halftime. The team gave it their all. Well done to team, manager and mentors

The under 18 team had a great victory over Cloughbawn in horrible wet conditions in Castleboro recently. Their next game is likely to go ahead on the weekend of November 23 or 24. Hard luck to the lntermediate team who lost out to Oylegate/Glenbrien in the League semi-final on Sunday, November 3 in Hollymount, going down 4-5 to 1-1.

Best of luck to the U16 team in the semi-final against Castletown/Liam Mellows on Sunday, November 17 at 10 a.m in Gorey. If you wish to place an order for club gearbags, t-shirts, or hoodies, please contact Mairead Potter on 087- 7557994. Anyone of these would make a nice Christmas present.

Congratulations to underage players, Thea and Erin Kehoe, Aoife and Andrea Fielding, and Aoibhe Murphy who auditioned for Jig Gig in Dublin in May and which was aired on TG4 on Sunday week last. They successfully made it through to the live shows and enjoyed a day at the RTE studios in Donnybrook, along with dancing colleagues Laura O'Connor and Aoife Murphy, and teacher Margo Murphy. Unfortunately owing to holidays, Aoife and Andrea missed the live shows.

The annual Christmas raffle will take place on Sunday, December 22 and tickets will be on sale shortly from players and officials. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

The underage medal presentation will take place in Hollymount on Sunday, December 29 at 5 p.m and the annual general meeting will take place in Hollymount on Friday, January 3 at 7 p.m .Yoga classes every Friday evening in Hollymount at 6 p.m. Details from Colleen Burke on 087- 9374131 or Denise on 086- 97302249.


Our 2013 playing season comes to an end this weekend. On Thursday November 14 Shelmalier B will play Adamstown in the division 2 league Final in Patricks Park at 8p.m. Division 1 league final Shelmalier v Clonee is on Sunday November 17 in Patricks Park at 1p.m. Best of Luck to all players and mentors and a big thank you to all for your commitment in 2013.


The Shelmalier walking club will meet for the first walk this year on Sunday, November 17 at 9 a.m at the Raven, Curracloe. For further information contact Eimear O'Leary on 087- 7926130.


The weekly winners of the partners 45 on Thursday last were Mary J. Whelan and Tracey Hall. Cards continue every Thursday night at 9 p.m.

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