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Thursday 19 October 2017

OVER THE WATER

GAA ACTION

The Shels junior hurling team had a good away win recently in the league recently against Geraldine/ O'Hanrahans coming through on a 2-11 to 1-8 scoreline. The senior hurling team lost out to Rathgarogue/Cushinstown in the league away last week 2-10 to 1-10. The senior footballers continued their good form of late with an impressive 7 point victory over county champions Castletown in the league 4-5 to 0-10. The Shels play St Annes in the last game of the league on Monday, June 27.

SHELS LOTTO

The Shelmalier GAA club had no winner of this week's Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 8,19,22,30. There were two match 3 winners and each received €100, Paddy Harding and Megan Kenny. Next weeks Jackpot is €11,000

SCREEN STREET PARTY

The annual Screen street party will take place on Sunday, July 10 and the committee are guaranteeing a great day out for all family members. The official opening will be performed by the Wexford Camogie All-Ireland champions.

A Spud Nua competition, open to all enthusiastic back garden spud growers will be held and entries must be in by July 4. Entry fee here is €10. For details and bookings contact Breda on 0876785113. The day will begin with a cake stall in the church grounds after the 11 a.m Mass. Donations of home baked produce can be dropped off before Mass. There will be free teas and coffees served at the cake stall. All other events will begin at 2 p.m.

If you can give an hour's help with supervision for the childrens events, please contact Kevin on 086-8655105.

Unfortunately the dog show has had to be cancelled. There will be a mini digger challenge, duck race, inter-pub tug of war, Puc Fada with Larry O`Gorman and lots more. There will also be a raffle with a top prize of €500 sponsored by Phelim Byrne.

The evening will conclude with `beat on the street` rocking live bands and a disco. There is free local pick up and reduced fare on return by KDK Cabs. All proceeds to St. Vincent de Paul which specifically helps local needs and Screen national school. Further queries should be directed to Dave Rossiter on 086-6056334 or Nigel Quaid on 087-2600438.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Curracloe United AFC will hold their annual general meeting in the complex on Monday night next, June 27 at 7.30 p.m. All are most welcome.

ACTING WORKSHOP

Bridge Drama group in conjunction with The Arts Council and the Drama league of Ireland will hold an acting workshop in the community centre, Castlebridge, on Friday (evening) August 26 and Saturday (all day) August 27. The workshop is open to anyone interested in acting and members and non-members alike are most welcome. For further information please text 086-0336299 or email bridgedrama@eircom.net. For all news about the group, and for upcoming events, check out the new website at www.bridgedrama.com

DEVELOPMENT LOTTO

Curracloe United AFC had no winner of their weekly jackpot. There were 6 match 3 winners and each received €25, Kate and Kieran, c/o Brian McKenna; Paddy, Lorraine and Lily Doyle, Begerin; Adam Murphy, Newfort, Screen; Elaine and Oliver Hearne, Ballina; Anthony Canning, Glenbo; John Roche, Garrylough. The numbers drawn were 6, 10, 19 & 20. Next weekends draw will take place in the Roadhouse on Sunday next, June 26 and the jackpot stands at €3,500.

CASTLEBRIDGE SCHOOL

Sports day was held on Wednesday last and pupils and parents and their families enjoyed the day, particularly the barbeque. Many thanks to Denis and MarieTherese Jackman, Scallans, and the Parents Council for all their work. There was great excitement on Tuesday afternoon when the Heineken cup visited the school. There was lots of blue to be seen and lots of photos taken which can be viewed on the school's website www.castlebridgens.ie.

The new Junior infants had their Induction day on Friday last. They had a Teddy Bear's picnic. Unfortunately due to the bad weather, the event was held indoors and while the kids played the parents had a get -together in Mr. Brown's classroom . 18 infants will start school in September.

BOTHAR FUNDRAISER

Theresa and the Stars play at the Porterhouse in Castlebridge every Thursday night at 10 p.m. and will continue to play there every week for the months of June/July and August. A raffle takes place each week and proceeds from same will go to Bothar. Your generous support would be appreciated.

WALKING CLUB

Evening walk at 7 p.m this evening (Wednesday) at Redmond Square, Wexford. Walk on Sunday next, June 26 and all interested to meet at the Raven carpark at 9 a.m. Friday walk on June 24 at 8 p.m along by the river at Edenvale in Castlebridge. The Leadership course which began on Tuesday, June 21 continues on Friday and Saturday next, June 24/25 at the complex in Hollymount.

CURRACLOE SCHOOL NEWS

The pupils from infants and first class went on their school tour to Rosslare Strand by train on Wednesday where they all enjoyed a picnic and beach games. Many thanks to all the parents who went along, their support was much appreciated. Second to sixth class pupils went on their tour to Clara Lara and Wicklow Jail.

The Heineken Cup was brought to the school on Tuesday by Noel Ferguson and William Morris, Wexford Wanderers Rugby Club. The sixth class graduation Mass will be held in Curracloe church on Friday next, June 24 at 10 a.m.. All are welcome to attend.

ART & CRAFTS CAMP

An Art & Crafts camp will be held in Castlebridge community centre from July 25 to July 29. This summer camp will be given by a qualified primary teacher. Activities will include drawing, painting, clay modelling, marbling, tie & dye, origami, collage, card making, cartooning, and papier mache. Pre booking is essential so please contact 087-6996698. The classes will take place daily from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m and will cater for children aged 7-12 years. The cost is €50.

CASTLEBRIDGE SHOW

The Castlebridge show committee are now preparing for this years show.The committee wish to thank all the local businesses who kindly sponsored this years show programme. The shows `Emigrants` Mass will be held in Castlebridge community centre on Friday, August 12. This mass will be held outside, weather permitting. Music at the mass will be provided by the Gospel choir and refreshments will be provided afterwards. Ladies Camogie If you have not played camogie for a long time and would like to join in with other ladies and play just for fun, not competitively, then Mary would love to hear from you. Contact her on 086-3179952.

TIDY TOWNS

The Castlebridge Tidy Towns committee have been busy preparing for this years competition. Judging began on June 1. Flowers have been planted in the Peace garden, community centre and in the oak barrells. Paths have been swept and weeded, the phone box has been painted and seat repaired. The committee are very grateful to Steven and Anthony Murphy for removing traffic cones and an old bicycle from the river. The village is indeed looking very well. Well done to all involved.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

A meeting of Castlebridge Community Development was held on Tuesday, June 7. Michelle Donohoe from the local Gospel Choir joined the meeting and kindly offered to organise the local talent and posters for the variety performance which will take place in the church on July 17. The blessing of the community garden takes place after the concert and refreshments will be served in the community centre.

ITEMS FOR COLUMN

Send those news items, meeting notices, reports etc, to redcow2@eircom.net or phone Anne on 086-1980775 by Sunday night or by 12 noon on a Friday in the event of a bank holiday