Friday 24 November 2017

Confirmations in Ballymurn

Confirmation will take place in Ballymurn on Friday 28th March.


Confirmation will take place in Ballymurn on Friday 28th March.


Lotto numbers this week were 7, 16, 27 and 30. There was no jackpot winner or match 3 winners. Lucky dip winners were Jim Doyle and Maggie Scallan. Next week's jackpot is 12000, reserve 2200.

Congratulations to Robin Dempsey on his district club person of the year award and also to John McDonald on his district hall of fame award. The Minor hurlers play away to Taghmon on Sunday 23rd at 1130am. Club membership is also now due.


Supervisors for Friday 21st March are Minnie O'Connor, Matt Barlow, Gwen Evans & Rachel Byrne.


There is a horse missing from the Garryvarren /Ballymurn area since 12th February. It is a 23yr old chestnut coloured horse with white facial markings, It was wearing a green rug when it went missing. Could farmers and land owners in the Ballymurn/Crossabeg, Castlebridge/ Oylgate area please be vigilant while checking land, If anyone has any information please contact 053 9177651.



The numbers drawn in the Crossabeg/Ballymurn GAA club's lotto draw last week were 7, 16, 27 and 30. There was no jackpot winner or match 3 winners. Lucky dip winners were Jim Doyle and Maggie Scallan. Next weeks jackpot is €12,000 and there is a reserve of €2200.


An Taisce will hold their annual national Spring clean during the month of April. Now in its sixteenth year, national spring clean is Ireland`s biggest anti-litter campaign and encourages people from all walks of life to take pride in their local environment and to take action against litter. The campaign runs throughout the month of April and relies on the wonderful they receive from volunteers. Help combat the litter problem in our lovely county and in our area.

Two clean-up days have been set aside for the Crossabeg area. The first one will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m. All volunteers to assemble at Kyle Forge where they will be supplied with gloves, bags, spades etc. The second clean up date is set for Saturday, April 26 at 11a.m. at Kyle Forge. Make an effort and get someone in your family to give just an hour or two to this very worthy campaign.

55+ CLUB

The local 55+ club meet every Tuesday afternoon between 2 and 4 p.m in Kyle Forge. A day trip is now organised for May 6. The members are off to Kinsale, Co.Cork for three days and three nights bed and breakfast break on October 7. Full details at a later stage. New members are always welcome. Contact Mary on 087-2737233.

A reminder that the Bealtaine festival takes place at Kyle Forge on May 13 and will be hosted by the club.


A reminder to all winners in the local Art and Hand-Writing competitions that the medal presentations will take place at Ferrycarrig hotel on Monday, March 24 at 7.30 p.m sharp. Gold medal winners to bring a copy of their birth cert with them as well as a passport size photograph.


The senior pupils of Crossabeg national school are busy with preparations for their special day on Friday, March 28 when they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Crossabeg church. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. With the large number of children receiving the Sacrament, please note that there will be very limited seating for the general public.



Curracloe national school Parents & Guardians Association have organised a scrap metal collection between Monday, March 31 and Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be a skip in the school carpark for this purpose.

Any old bikes, prams. sheets of iron/metal etc would be gratefully appreciated. If anyone would like to have items collected directly from their homes, please contact Margaret Murphy on 087-7834145.


Curracloe national school Parents Association are holding a fun night Table Quiz in Furlongs of the Roadhouse, Curracloe on Friday, March 28 at 9 p.m. This is an over 18's only.

Please contact Joan on 053- 9137283 if you can come along and support the quiz. The entry fee is €20 for a table of four persons. Many thanks to the pupils of 5th & 6th class who made posters to advertise the quiz.


The very successful Scor na nOg variety concert held recently in Screen hall raised €814 for Temple Street Childrens hospital. The money will go towards an air conditioning unit for the hospital.Thanks to all who supported the venture.


Castlebridge Handball club would like to invite parents of the juvenile members and parents of intending juvenile members to meet the club officers on Tuesday, March 18 at 8.30 p.m. in Castlebridge community centre.

At this meeting parents will be informed of the new coaching arrangements, the future plans for the club, and payment of registration for existing members will also be collected at this meeting. Juveniles are an important part in the future of the club so parents are urged to attend. For further information please contact 087-6606479 or email


The Easter camp in conjunction with Coiste na nOg will take place from April 22 to April 24. The cost will be €20 per child. Contact Alan Aherne if you can help out with coaching and supervising.

On Saturday next an under 12 cluster blitz will take place in Hollymount at 11 a.m. On Saturday, March 29, an under 10 cluster blitz takes place in Piercestown at 11 a.m.

There is a senior league game away to St. Martins on Monday, March 31 at 6.45 p.m. and an Intermediate league game at home to Blackwater at 6.45 p.m. Both are subject to change.

Anyone with childrens helmets or hurls that they no longer need, should contact Catherine Roche on 087-0533952. These can be used for the under 8 players.


Screen national school participated in the mini-sevens league in Monageer last week and played two games. In the first against Monamolin.

The line-out was as follows: Aoife Doyle (goal), Hannah Hearne and Alison Doyle in the backs, Caitriona Kinsella and Andrea Fielding in mid-field, Aoibhe Murphy and Aoife Hearne (forwards) and the subs were Abigail Gillen, Ciara Banville and Ella Quaid.

Each game was ten minutes a-side, and the girls were only getting into it when the final whistle blew, leaving the final score 0-0 to 1-1. I

In the second game all the girls played very well and the line- out here was Aoife Doyle, Hannah Hearne, Alison Doyle, Caitriona Kinsella, Andrea Fielding (0-1 '30), Aoibhe Murphy and Aoife Hearne and the subs were Abigail Gillen, Ciara Banville and Ella Quaid. The final score was 0-1 to 2-0.


The culture club meet every Tuesday in Hollymount from 5.45-6.45 p.m. offering children the opportunity to learn tin whistle, flute, guitar, mandolin or Irish dancing. The organisors are seeking someone to teach the Bodhran. If you have the time and are interested in helping out contact Denise Feeney on 086- 7302249.


Castlebridge Show committee members at their recent meeting, passed votes of sympathy with Terry McLaughlin (dog judge) and his family on the death of his mother Eileen McLaughlin; and also with Margaret and Barney Murphy and family on the death of Margaret's sister Brigid Stafford. The members would like to extend get well wishes to Brian Murphy, Castlebridge.

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