Around the Districts
Mass times as follows: Tuesday 7.30pm. Thursday 9.30am. Saturday 9.30am & 8.15pm & Sunday 10am
Crossabeg/Ballymurn CES Ltd are presently recruiting for two general workers and one grounds person. Log on to www.jobsireland.ie for further information and eligibility details.
Beginners Pilate is on in Ballymurn hall on Mondays at 10am, and Tuesdays 10am in Screen hall-for mixed ability. Contact Debbie on 086 8122535.
Last weeks Lotto numbers were 2, 3, 22 and 24. There was no winner and one match three winner, Lar O'Leary. The Jackpot stands at €10,000.
The adult hurlers begin their league campaign next Sunday with a double header in Ballymurn. The intermediates play Cushinstown at 2 p.m. while the Junior B's play Askamore at 3.30 p.m. The minor footballers play Dunbrody Gaels on Sunday at 11 a.m in Horeswood.
Tickets are now on sale for the club dinner dance which takes place on Saturday, March 28 in Ferrycarrig hotel. Admission is €25.
Memberships for 2015 are now due, adult players €100, students and non playing members €50. Membership for all mentors (adult and underage) is €50.
Enrolment forms now available for children starting school in September. Forms cavailable online or from the school office. Closing date 1st March.
The next Over the Water vintage club road run will take place on Sunday 12th April. It is in aid of Ballymurn Church funds.
Youth Club takes place every Friday night from 8pm to 10pm in Ballymurn Hall.
church gate collection
There will be a Church Gate Collection in aid of Fighting Blindness on 21st and 22nd March. If anyone can help on day please contact Brenda 0879256769. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Over The Water
Person of the Year
Angela Griffith, Castlebridge, was the Shelmaliers recipient of the Club Person of the year award for 2014. Having commenced as Treasurer of the underage section she has served in various capacities for 16 years in Coiste N'Og and the senior club.
Angela has been the PRO officer of the senior club for the last 8 years and was instrumental in establishing the web page and social media thus ensuring a high profile and topical information for the club. She was also involved in many fund raising events most notably being two successful years of "Strictly club dancing".
She also worked tirelessly as a backroom team member for the senior hurlers and footballers. Angela has decided to take a break after the tremendous amount of work she has put in and we wish her all the best for the future.
School of Music
The Shelmalier school of music recently took park in the very successful Screen/Curracloe Pantomime society variety show. 28 students in all performed and were an absolute credit to teacher Catherine Roche and all the teachers at the school.
The students who took part were Aoife Doyle, Sean Cullen, Alison Doyle, Shane Kelly, Kieran Hearne, Alan Neville, Aoife Cullen, Grace O'Brien, Amy Cullen, Niamh O'Brien, Sophie Denby, Rachel Denby, Katie Feeney, Aisling Feeney, Hannah Hearne, Laura O' Connor, Scott O'Reilly, Sean Redmond, Aoife Hearne, Abi Gillen, Colm Kelly, Zara Corrigan, Luke Hearne, Joshue Roche, Kitty Roche, Chloe Whelan, Conor Roche and Ellie Roche.
The school of music practices at the GAA complex at Hollymount every Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. and includes lessons in tin whistle, flute, guitar, bodhran, guitar and singing, banjo and mandolin, button accordion, fiddle and melodica. All levels welcome. Adult lessons also take plac and cost €7 per lesson which includes band practice. Please call in for a chat any Tuesday evening or contact Denise on (086) 7302249 or Catherine on (087) 0533952. Like on facebook "Cairde Ceol agus Spraoi"
Screen/Curracloe Pantomime Society would like to sincerely thank all who took part in their two variety concerts recently in Screen hall. Thanks especially to all the children, Irish dancers, chorus dancers, individual singers and everyone who took part in the sketches, and to the pit singers and Tony, Andrew and Pat for the music.
Thanks also to the office staff, ticket sellers, backroom crew, stage crew, lighting and sound. Thanks to the stage manager Mandy for keeping everyone on their toes and to Theresa for producing such a good show. Thanks to the sponsors of the raffle and to you, the people for your support over the two nights. Thanks to Screen hall committee for their help and the use of the hall.
Anyone from the Community Games area interested in competing in the county finals of the Swimming events should contact Mary McDonald on 087-9384937 by Thursday of this week.
Another €1000 will be given away at the bingo session on behalf of Bridge Rovers Soccer club which will take place on Sunday, April 5 in Castlebridge hall, commencing at 3 p.m. All are welcome.
Shelmalier Ladies Football club would like to welcome all members back to Hollymount for the start of the 2015 season. Training times as follows: U12`s on Thursday from 6-7 p.m.; U14s on Friday from 8-9 p.m; U16/18`s on Tuesday from 8.30-9.30 p.m. Junior/Seniors on Friday from 7.30-9 p.m. .New members are very welcome. For further information contact Declan on 087-6124340.
Well done to the U14 team on a great display of football in their first game of the season when they took on Taghmon/Camross. Best wishes to club girls representing Wexford in U14 and adult league this coming weekend. The club extends its condolences to Dot Byrne and family on their recent bereavement.
Curracloe school news
Well done to recent 'Split the Pot' winner Carmel Tobin who won €261. The next draw will be held on Monday, March 23.
On Wednesday, March 4, pupils from fifth and sixth classes travelled to Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club to take part in a 'Round Robin' competition. Well done to the overall winners Corey Lawlor and Adam Murphy. A big thank you to the club for the use of the facilities free of charge and to the parents who provided lifts.
On Monday, March 2 the senior classes began their First Aid course with Mick Garry. This is a 10-week course and will fully equip the children with first aid skills. Thanks to Mick for giving up his time and giving the children this great opportunity.
Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the Allianz Mini Sevens football tournament last week. The boys qualified for the next round. Thanks to the parents who supported the teams and provided lifts.
If would like to take part in this years ladies mini marathon in aid of the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis, sponsorship cards and fundraising packs are available now. Please contact 087-1661703 or 087-2696983 if you are interested.
There will be a bus provided there and back so it will be one big group occasion, along with some grub on the way home, which gives everyone a chance to relax and chat about the day.
Events at the Roadhouse
The Richard Furlong Memorial pool tournament is underway again at the Roadhouse, Curracloe. The winner of week one was Jimmy Doyle, while Jamie Furlong was the winner of week 2.
There are six more weeks left and the competition takes place every Thursday night at 9 p.m. New players welcome. A reminder also that Wexford's got talent, Curracloe style, continues again on April 4. There are seven acts left, so why not go along and see talent at its best.
Shelmalier Super Draw
The Shelmalier club would like to thank the many people who have put in a tremendous effort over many weeks in ensuring that the super draw will be a great success. To the many weekly sellers and those who have taken a book of tickets to sell individually, thank you for your time and hard work. All those people who have outstanding books and have not returned them to the club, are reminded to do so over the next week or so. Tickets should be returned to any official of the club.
GAA club news
The Shelmalier Junior footballers travelled to Cushinstown on Saturday night last to take on the local team in the second round of the league and came away with a 1-8 to 0-6 victory in very windy conditions.The Shels got off to a great start with points from Conor Ryan, Conor Byrne and Willie O Shaughnessy. However four unanswered points saw the local side lead by the narrowest of margins at half time. The Shelmaliers dominated the second half and when Brian Murphy scored the only goal of the game in the fifteenth minute, it secured victory for the visitors.
The senior footballers travelled to Belefield on Friday night to take on the Starlights, going down on a final scoreline of 1-7 to 0-8. A goal on the stroke of half time for the Starlights was the difference between the sides leaving a half time score of 0-5 to 1-4. The second half was an even affair with Brian Doyle, Tony Smith and Barry O Connor on the mark for the Shelmaliers who missed many scoreable opportunities in the closing stages of the match.
The Shelmalier minor footballers took on a combined Gusserane/Adamstown team in the third round of the minor football championship in Hollymount on Sunday morning last. The local side started slowly and were in arrears by 1-6 to 0-3 after fifteen minutes but they showed a real fighting spirit in the third quarter bringing the score line to 1-7 to 1-6 in favour of the visitors. The last ten minutes was an exciting affair with the Shelmaliers missing three great goal opportunities with Gusserane pulling away in the closing minutes to win on a score line of 2-10 to Shelmaliers 1-7. The team play Taghmon on Sunday next at 11 a.m.
The weekly winners of the partners 45 were Charles Kavanagh and Henny (Blackwater). Last weeks winners were Austin Hearne and Sim Donohoe. Cards continue until Easter every Thursday night 9 p.m. are all are welcome
Screen school news
The 'transition from primary school to post primary school' talk organised by the Parents' council was a great success last week. National Parents' council representative Sharon Hayden delivered an interesting talk with lots of tips for parents, with support for the children in their transition to post primary school. Reserve Friday, March 27 for the Easter fundraiser 'a duck race night' with a difference. It promises to be a fantastic fun adult night out for ladies and men. Further details to follow next week.
Results of the Curracloe Lotto draw on Sunday, March 9. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 17 & 26. There was no jackpot winner and 2 match 3 winners, who each received €75, Rosemary Ferrick, Coolrainey, Curracloe and Edel Carty, c/o Gary Murphy. Next weeks Jackpot is worth €13,750 and the draw will take place in the Curracloe Tavern.
Castlebridge Community Gardens committee will hold a fundraiser this coming weekend. Members of the committee will be selling shamrock after Mass. You can arrange to collect the shamrock at the gardens with members of the committee.
Well done to goalscorer Aine Lacey, Ciara Donohoe, Bridget Curran and debutant Deirdre McMahon who helped the Wexford Seniors to a 2-4 to 0-8 win over Offaly in their first Irish Daily Star National League Division 1 outing in Hollymount on Sunday.
Jessie Harding, Sarah Harding-Kenny and Larah Campbell also enjoyed a weekend win over Offaly, in the Leinster Under-16 championship in St. Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy on Saturday by 2-7 to 1-4.
Congratulations to former player Selena Carr and Terry Gainfort who were married on Saturday.
The following training times are being used by club teams in the astro-turf in Hollymount: Under-8, Monday, 5.30 to 6.30 p.m.; Under-10, Monday, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-12, Monday, 7.30 to 8.30 p.m.; Under-14, Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m.; Under-16 and Under-18, Thursday, 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. Please wear runners for all training sessions and bring €2 for lights.
New players will be warmly welcomed at all levels, so feel free to contact any of the under-age team managers if your daughter is interested in giving camogie a go. The relevant numbers are: Under-8, Catherine Roche (087-0533952); Under-10, Emma Hearne (087-2950256); Under-12, Tom Tynan (087-6200207); Under-14, John Furlong (085-1741077); Under-16, John Harding (087-1346547); Under-18, Kate Kelly (087-6578756) and John Kelly (087-2821894).