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Published 14/04/2015 | 00:00

Ronnie Coughlan from Castlebridge, recently celebrated her 80th birthday at the Talbot Hotel in Wexford. Ronnie is pictured, seated front centre, surrounded by members of her family at the party.
Ronnie Coughlan from Castlebridge, recently celebrated her 80th birthday at the Talbot Hotel in Wexford. Ronnie is pictured, seated front centre, surrounded by members of her family at the party.


Mass Times

Mass times as follows: Tuesday 7.30pm. Thursday 9.30am. Saturday 9.30am & 8.15pm & Sunday 10am.

Gaa Notes

This weeks Lotto numbers: 1- 8- 9 & 30. No winner or match threes. Lucky Dips: Mick Murphy and Bobby Kenny. Next jackpot €10,000

The Club are organising a first aid and defibrillator training course in April. One mentor from each underage and adult team are expected to attend. For more details please contact Theresa Larrissy.

Memberships for 2015 are now due. Adult players: €100- students and non playing members: €50. All mentors (adult and underage) memberships are €50 All under age memberships due also. All memberships must be paid in full by 31st March.

Ballymurn Youth Club

Ballymurn Youth Club spent the Easter weekend in Manchester . The trip was a huge success. There were 33 members and 9 leaders. Over the weekend they travelled to Alton Towers and Old Trafford- The Trafford Shopping Centre to name some of the places they visited. The members received great praise from the leaders and the organiser Micheal Grey for the way they conducted themselves. Well done to everyone involved in the trip.

Supervisors for Friday 17th April are Minnie O'Connor- Lorraine Dempsey- John Cummins- Laura Raleigh- Aine Cullen & Tommy O'Connor.

Dates for your Diary

First Communion Saturday 2nd May.

Parish Dance

Ballymurn Parish Dance will take place on Friday 5th June in the Curracloe Tavern . Music by Fiona Ennis & Thomas Maguire . Tickets €10

Irish Night

There will be an Irish Night in the Anvil Pub Ballymurn on Friday 24th April. Everyone welcome.

Ladies Football

A meeting for the parents of the u-8 & u-10 age groups will be held in Crossabeg community field (Dressing room in portacabin) at 6.45pm on Wednesday 15th April. Children aged 7yrs and up to 10yrs will be catered for.

Crossabeg Ballymurn ladies football Club caters for girls from the parishes of Crossabeg, Ballymurn, Oylegate and Glenbrien. (Oylegate/Glenbrien Camogie Club caters for hurling for girls from these areas)

Contact Niall McDonald on 086-1726923 if unable to attend meeting.


200 club

Congratulations to Declan Sinnott and Laura Fikentscher who were the monthly winners; both receive €100.

Church Gate Collection

Gorta-Self Help Development would like to thank the people of Blackwater parish for their generous contribution to its annual Church Gate Collection over the Easter Weekend. The amount realised was €460.86.

Daniel O'Donnell Concert

Daniel O'Donnell will perform a fundraising concert in aid of Dungloe community hospital, Donegal, where Daniel's mother was nursed during her final days. Concert starts on Sunday 17th at 1 p.m in Dungloe. Daniel on stage from 3-5 p.m.

A coach departs Wexford on Saturday the 16th May, travelling via Enniscorthy and Gorey, returning Monday 18th May. We are staying at Imperial hotel, Ballyshannon, cost €195, includes coach travel 2BB and dinner also concert ticket.

If you want to support this fundraising event and enjoy first class entertainment please call Breda 0863258386 ASAP as places are limited.

Over The Water

Soccer camp

Bookings are now open for the FAI summer soccer camp which takes place at Bridge Rovers from August 10 until August 14. Log on now to to book. To avoid disappointment early booking is essential

Tea Party

Shelmalier Ladies Football club will hold an American Tea Party on April 25 as a fundraiser for the club. This promises to be a fun evening. A note also to remind members to keep an eye out over the May bank holiday weekend for the car wash fundraiser that will be set up in Castlebridge.

Clean Screen

Teams have been out and about on their Spring Clean campaign. Well done to everyone who undertook cleaning on the R471 main road from Ballyfarnogue cross to the speed limit signs entering Castlebridge village.

This was a big undertaking as this road is so busy with traffic entering Wexford from the Gorey area. So well done to those who donned their gloves and jackets as early as 7.30 a,m on Sunday morning, as well as Tuesday and Wednesday. As well as all this the team cleaned their own areas entering Screen village from all surrounding roads.

The committee are now appealing to people to stop dumping rubbish now that these roads have all been cleaned. If anyone notices rubbish being dumped, try and get the car registration or names in bags and report to your nearest Council or Gardai as we need to put a stop to this fouling to our countryside. Nothing is so annoying as when you have just spent hours cleaning and you come along that evening or the next morning to find more rubbish after being dumped.

Volunteers for the following roads are needed: Garrylough Mill to Killellan, Ballyfarnogue to Cooneys Cross. All the organisers need is one from each area who can then get a team of their own together to do the cleaning. Teams will be supplied with pickers, gloves, bags and details on where to leave the bags to be collected.

Teams can decide when they wish to do the cleaning. So if you think you can spare an hour anytime get in touch with Paddy Quinn on 087-2276988 or Theresa Kehoe on 087-2160851.

GAA club news

Both the Shelmalier senior and junior footballers had very encouraging opening matches in the first rounds of the Wexford championships on Sunday last. It was the senior footballers who began the day when they took on Adamstown in Bree where they were always in control resulting in a 4-13 to 0-3 victory.

The juniors continued their good form when they overcame Clonard by 4-16 to 2-7 in Pairc Charman on Sunday evening. Corner forward Kevin O Connor opened the scoring for the senior footballers after five minutes and Eoghan Nolan rattled his team's first goal two minutes later that set the Shelmaliers up after good interplay from Brian Doyle and Glen Malone. There were further points from Brian Malone, Brian Doyle, Kevin O Connor, Glen Malone and Stephen Banville before Paraic O Leary got the Shelmaliers second goal to leave a half time score of Shelmaliers 2-7 Adamstown 0-1.

The Shelmaliers continued their dominance in the second half with further goals from Stephen Banville and Brian Malone. The seniors now play Sarsfields in Wexford Park on Sunday next.

The juniors were never threatened by Clonard in the junior match with two goals each from Tony Smith and James Cash. Other scores came from Derek Walsh, Jody Donohoe, Michael Feeney, James Cash and Tony Smith. The juniors now play Buffers Alley on Sunday next in Blackwater. You are asked to give both teams your support.

There was no winner of the club lotto on April 6 when the numbers drawn were 10, 15, 29 and 31. There were two lucky match 3 winners, Peter Ryan and Michael Donohoe.

Gaelic for Mothers & Others

Gaelic for Mothers & others will start in Hollymount on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Mag Doherty will be taking the sessions and she can be contacted on 087-2669671. Congratulations to the U16 girls who had a great win on Thursday of last week against Kilmore, winning on a 4-9 to 2-2 scoreline. ​The registration night will be held in Hollymount on Thursday, April 16. Membership is now due as follows:- U10's is €20, 11-18 years is €40, 18+ year​s is €60 and non-playing members is €30. The final preparations for the American tea party fundraiser to be held on April 25 are being put in place.

Pool Tournament

Paddy Doyle was last weeks winner of the Richard Furlong Memorial pool tournament at the Roadhouse in Curracloe. The tournament continues this Thursday night at 9 p.m. The event is kindly sponsored by Bones Furlong Digger Hire and ST Civil Engineering, Ballina. Wexford's got talent, Curracloe style, continues on Friday night in the lounge.

Social dancing

Social dancing will begin in Screen hall on Tuesday, April 28. Music will be supplied by Catherine and the Images.

Scrap collection

A reminder the skip for scrap metal remains behind C&C Providers in Screen. All proceeds from this will go to the upkeep of Screen hall. Should you require any further information, please contact John Fielding on 087- 6381114.

Screen school memoirs

The organisers of the school's 50-year anniversary are compiling a memoir. They are appealing to all past pupils, teachers and principals to contact them immediately if they have any photographs, stories or memorabilia. This will be a fantastic opportunity for all to take a trip down memory lane. There is a Facebook page set up, so please get liking and sharing 'Screen Memoirs'. Please contact Patricia Fielding on 087- 9290975 or Kak Redmond on 087 -2981508 for further information.

ICA guild

Efforts are being made to re-establish an ICA Guild in Castlebridge, which lapsed many years ago. Anyone interested are invited to go along to a meeting which will be held in Castlebridge community centre on Monday, April 20 at 8 p.m.

Art classes

Art classes will be held in Castlebridge community centre on Thursday, April 16 from 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. The Tutor is Sheila Mangan. If interested please contact 087-7826691.

Development Lotto

Results for Curracloe United Lotto Draw on Sunday last, April 12 as follows. The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 15 and 16. There was no jackpot winner and one match 3 winner, Kathleen Corrigan, Newfort, Screen, who received €150. Next weeks jackpot stands at €15,000 and the draw will take place in the Roadhouse, Curracloe on Sunday next.


Well done to the Intermediates and Seniors who both got off the mark in their respective league campaigns recently. The Intermediates beat Mount Leinster Rangers from Carlow in Hollymount on Good Friday by 4-3 to 2-7, while the Seniors defeated home side Ferns St. Aidan's by 3-9 to nil on Thursday.

Intermediate team: Niamh Potter; Maeve Doyle, Sinéad Kelly, Lisa Quill; Fiona Cullen, Catherine Doyle, Aine Barron; Shelly Doyle, Ciara Corrigan; Lisa Murphy, Michelle Harding (0-2), Ciara Neville; Catherine Roche (0-1), Michelle Hearne (3-0), Shauna Kelly (1-0). Subs. & Jane Mythen for M. Doyle, Linzi Lanigan, Katie Lacey.

Senior team: Niamh Potter; Maeve Quill, Leona Tector, Ciara Neville; Aine Barron, Catherine Doyle, Ciara Corrigan; Shelly Doyle, Aine Lacey; Shauna Kelly, Kate Kelly (0-6), Sandy Carr (0-3); Deirdre McMahon, Michelle Hearne (1-0), Michelle Harding (2-0). Subs. & Niamh Walsh for Barron, Lisa Murphy for Harding, Jane Mythen for S. Doyle, Sinéad Kelly for Tector.

Many thanks to the coaches and helpers whose contribution ensured that the annual Easter camp in Hollymount was a resounding success. Almost 40 members of the camogie club took part.

Good luck to the Under-14s who are away to Bunclody in the league on Tuesday, April 14, at 6.30 p.m., and to the Under-12s who play in a cluster blitz in Fr. Murphy Park, Enniscorthy on Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m.

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