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Mass today (Wednesday, St.Patricks Day) is being celebrated in Crossabeg church at 11.15 a.m. No daily Mass on Friday morning as there is a Communion service at 7.30 p.m. Adoration every Monday frm 2-7 p.m. Confessions every Saturday morning at 10.30 a.m. Confirmation takes place in Crossabeg on Wednesday, April 28.


April has been designated as `national spring clean` month. A `clean up` Crossabeg meeting will take place in the Forge on Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. All interested are invited along.

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Art and craft classes for the members continue every Tuesday at the Forge between 2-4 p.m. New members are always most welcome. Preparations are well underway for the annual flower festival for Easter which takes place at the Forge on Tuesday, March 30 at 2 p.m.


Congratulations to Willie Murphy, Mountanna, Crossabeg, who was the recipient of a special award at the Oylegate/Glenbrien & District ploughing associations 50th anniversary celebrations held on Saturday night last in the Talbot hotel, Wexford.

His achievement of winning 5 Vintage Trailer class sections was loudly applauded. He also received an award for having represented Ireland in the European ploughing championships. His son Pat has also been successful and is following in the footsteps of his very popular father.


For the underage section of Crossabeg AFC, the U10A team played at home to Forth Celtic and lost 2-0; the B team played at home to Forth Celtic B and won 2-1 while the C team played away to Wexford Albion and lost 5-0. The U14 A&B teams played against each other in a cup match with the A team winning on a 6-0 scoreline.

For the seniors, the A team were at home to Shelbourne in the second round of the Neil O`Sullivan Cup and lost 3-1; the B team played away to Blackwater in the League and lost 2-1 while the C team played at home to Moyne Rangers in the League and drew 1-1.

A reminder to all managers that results should be texted to John on 086-2838741 before 6 p.m. on a Sunday evening.

Results of 500-1 draw held in Foleys on Monday, March1 as follows:-Bronwyn Roche (¤250) Charmaine Wilson (¤150) Ben, Jodie, Ryan, & Jack Wilson (¤50) Denis Gill (¤25) John Doyle (¤25) Congratulations to all.


Congratulations to Fergal Grannell, Ballymurn, winner of the gold medal in the under 12 section of the county Community Games art competition held in Castlebridge community centre on Saturday last. Fergal now goes forward to the national finals to be held in Athlone in May.

Anyone in the area ineterested in the swimming events are asked to contact Mary McDonald on 087-9384937)by Friday, April 2.

The county finals take place in New Ross on Saturday, April 24. The county athletic finals will take place on Sunday, June 13 in Bree. A date for the local events will be confirmed very shortly. Schools in the area will be notified.


St. Patrick's national school, Crossabeg are currently working on achieving their second green flag. The focus is now on energy, and they are monitoring the use of energy and trying to reduce the amount that they use. The school is holding a `Low Energy`day on Wednesday, March 24. All parishioners and parents are invited to the school on that morning to pick up ideas on how to reduce energy. The school will also hold their annual spring clean that afternoon and they hope to see you in their `Green Corridor` sometime during the day.


Friday, March 26 is Daffodil Day throughout the country with all proceeds from same going to the Irish Cancer Society. Crossabeg parishioners play an important part role in the collections around the town of Wexford and have done for a long number of years. If you can spare an hour or two to lend a hand on the day, please contact Kathleen on 0876202166.


A Youth Club meeting will take place on Friday night next, March 19 from 8.30 -10.30 p.m in the community centre. Parents on duty are Bernie Scally (Leader) Peter Ryan, Irene Fox and John Scally. It is each parents responsibility to ensure cover for the night if unable to attend. Last Friday's big Bowling night out was pronounced a great success by members and well done and a huge thank you to senior members Seamus Carroll and Michael Eviston who organised the event.


A coffee morning and cake sale will take place in the Forge on Saturday next, March 20 from 11a.m - 2.p.m . All donations of cakes and other treats would be very welcome and your support would be very much appreciated. This event is being organised by 6th class girls in Crossabeg school and all proceeds are in aid of the Lifeboat Station (RNLI).


The novice and senior road races took place in Bridgetown on Sunday last and St. Killian`s ladies were very much to the fore in the various events. Yvette Shovlin had a great race to come home in 4th place overall with Catherine Doolan close on her heels in 7th place, Deirdre O`Grady in 11th place and Mary Moriarty in 12th place. At the time of going to press, no details on team placings for the ladies.


John Roche, Park, died at Knockeen Nursing Home, Barntown, on Sunday last. His remains were removed to Crossabeg Church on Tuesday morning at 10.30 a.m. for 11 a.m. Requiem mass followed by burial in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery afterwards.

Pre-deceased by his wife Anna (nee Keegan, Kereight, Crossabeg) he is survived by his sons John, Tommy, Simon, Liam, Stan and Fintan, daughters Caroline and Martina, sister, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends to whom we offer our deeepest sympathy. R.I.P.


A reminder that Ferrycarrig Rowing club will hold their annual general meeting this coming Friday night, March 19 at 8 p.m sharp at the Wexford Boat club. The committee are encouraging all age groups and parents of the younger rowers to show an interest in the running of the club and to attend this meeting. They hope to see new faces this year and to elect a committee with both new and old members.


The new Crossabeg/ Ballymurn community centre committee will hold their annual general meeting in the Forge on Tuesday, March 23 at 8 p.m. All organisations in both parishes should have their representatives present.


Dubliner Richard Baneham who received an Oscar for "best visual effects" (Avatar) recently is a grandson of William Baneham, born and bred in Crory, Crossabeg, great-grandson of James and Maria Baneham, who farmed at Crory and raised a family of 6 daughters and 5 sons.

Another great-grandson of James and Maria and grandson of SamuelBrian Baneham, married a Wexford girl and recently moved to live in Kilcorral, Castlebridge thus returning the `Baneham` name to the locality after a lapse of 80 odd years.

Crossabeg's first Oscar winner was John George Frayne (1894-1990) who received an Oscar for `lifetime technical achievement in motion picture sound` in 1984.