Monday 22 January 2018

Around the Districts

Jeniffer Dooly and Joanna Rossiter enjoying a day at the races in Bettyville.
Jeniffer Dooly and Joanna Rossiter enjoying a day at the races in Bettyville.


Gaa Notes

This weeks Lotto Numbers : 4, 17, 22 & 29. No winner. Match threes: Anthony Byrne, Declan Cullen and Eileen & Jodie D. Next Jackpot €10,000.

Congratulations to Ballymurn N.S on winning their second Mini-Sevens title in 5 days! 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.

Church Gate Collection

St Patricks Special School Bohreen Hill Enniscorthy are holding their annual church gate collection in Ballymurn on Saturday 2nd/Sunday 3rd May. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Dates for your Diary

First Communion Saturday 2nd May at 11am. Ballymurn Parish Dance will take place on Friday 5th June in the Curracloe Tavern (music by Fiona Ennis & Thomas Maguire), Tickets €10.


Beginners Pilates is on from 10-11am on Monday mornings in Ballymurn hall. Excellent for strength, flexibility, core, back and pelvic floor health. Pay as you go available. Contact Debbie Murphy 0868122535

Ladies Football

U-8 and U-10 girls football training is recommencing on Wednesday 29th April at 6.30pm in Crossabeg Community field.

collection thanks

The amount collected at the recent Church Gate Collection in aid of Gorta- Self Help Africa in Ballymurn was €187.41. Many thanks to all who contributed.


Church Gate Collection

Saint Patrick's Special School, Bohreen Hill, Enniscorthy are holding their annual Church Gate Collection in Blackwater on Saturday 2nd/Sunday 3rd May. Your support would as always be very greatly appreciated. Permit granted by An Garda Siochána.

Over The Water


Pilates classes takes place on Tuesday mornings in Screen hall from 10-11 a.m. and on Sunday mornings from 10.30-11.30 a.m. in Castlebridge community centre .All classes suitable for beginners, postnatal and over 60's. They help improve health, mobility, balance, strength and body shape. Contact Debbie on 086-8122535 for further details.


Curracloe United AFC (schoolboy section) ran a very successful table quiz in Hotel Curracloe last Friday night. There were 27 teams with 108 people taking part. The overall winners on the night were the team of Angela Griffith, Trudy Parker, Pax and Margaret Shortle. Stephen McGuire won the helicopter ride and there were many other raffle winners on the night.

Sincere thanks from the club to everyone who turned up and to the generous Sponsors on the night. Alan Monahan acted as M.C for the occasion. A great night was had by all, and the club are looking forward to seeing everyone back again next year, same time, same place.

The Sponsors on the night were Hotel Curracloe, Robert Galbraith, Shedworld, Woodies DIY, Kevin Cogley TRX, Raven Hair Salon, C&C Providers, Screen, The Surf Shack, ST. Civil Engineering, The Saucy Butcher, Gordon Griffith Services, Don Hearne, Curracloe House Yoga Centre.


Castlebridge Community Development Co-Operative Society is looking at the possibility of setting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in Castlebridge. These schemes are running very successfully in other communities and are proven to be extremely effective in reducing crime in an area and contributing to the security of all residents especially the most vulnerable. The first step in setting up Neighbourhood Watch is a public meeting to gauge interest and explain to the community how the schemes work.The Gardaí will be there to explain how it works. If you are interested in finding out more information on neighbourhood watch, then please go along to the meeting at 8 p.m on May 12 which will take place in Castlebridge community centre. Please spread the word and encourage your friends and neighbours to come along too.


Shelmalier Ladies Footballl club would like to thank everyone who attended their American Tea party fundraiser on Saturday evening last in Castlebridge. A great night was had by all.

Gaelic4Mothers & others will continue training on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. So far the trainings have been a great success with the players enjoying the exercise and fun as well as learning new skills for some.

The U10's will continue training on Thursday evenings at 6.30 p.m. All new players are welcome. Membership is also due. This can be paid to Mag O'Brien or a member of the committee.

Please keep an eye out on for the clubs carwash on the May bank holiday weekend which takes place in Castlebridge. Another easy way to show your support for the club and go away with a nice clean car.


The excitement is building in the parish this week with the much anticipated final draw in the Shelmalier super draw which takes place in Hotel Curracloe on bank holiday Monday, May 4. With a large range of terrific prizes on offer including a first prize of a brand new motor car, €2,000 second prize there is no doubt that there will be a large attendance when the draw takes place at 7 p.m.

This will be followed by a great social gathering with food served and music until late as a token of the clubs appreciation to the large number of people in the parish who supported the draw.

The club would like to extend a warm invitation to all people of the parish to attend and join in the excitement of the occasion. To the many sellers and purchasers of super draw tickets, a big 'thank you' for your generosity and support. The club would ask any person with outstanding books or tickets to return them to Deirdre Tobin as soon as possible as the closing date for returned tickets is Thursday, April 30.


The Shelmalier senior hurlers travelled to Cloughbawn on Sunday last and after a very close encounter the visitors won on a score line of Shelmaliers 0-23 Cloughbawn 2-14. This was a game of outstanding hurling by both teams with nothing given or nothing taken. The Shels were served by Brian Doyle, Benny Barron, Aidan Murphy and Brian Malone.

While this victory was welcome the real test comes on Saturday next when the Shels set out to retain their senior hurling championship title with their first championship against previous winners Oulart/Ballagh in Bellefield with the game starting at 5 p.m. No doubt there will be a large attendance from the parish cheering on the black and amber men.

The Shelmalier Junior hurlers also continued their recent good form with a commanding victory 2-12 to 1-5 over Gusserane played in Hollymount on Saturday last. The Shelmaliers got a great start with a goal from Stephen Whelan and points from Michael Feeney, Conor Byrne, John Campbell, Paraic O'Leary and Jody Donohoe. Gusserane made a spirited comeback in the second half, however, the Shels were always in control of the game.

The Shelmalier Junior hurlers play Taghmon/Camross in the first round of the championship on Sunday next in Patricks Park Enniscorthy at 3 p.m and again your support is appreciated.


Social dancing will commence in Screen hall on Tuesday, April 28 at 9.30 p.m. Music will be supplied by Catherine & the Images. Admission is €8 and refreshments will be served.

It will continue on the last Tuesday of every month and there will be lots of fantastic bands to look forward to, including local band Theresa & the Stars, Glen Flynn, Lar Kenny and many more. Watch this space for future details. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of Screen hall.


The Scrap metal collection continues with the skip still located in C&C yard, Screen. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of Screen hall. For further information please contact John Fielding on 087- 6381114.


A charity clothing collection is arranged for Friday, May 8 to help raise funds for the school. You will also be helping the NCBI Supporting services for people with sight loss. Clothes, linen and shoes (paired) and put in a plastic bag can be left in at Screen hall on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m; on Sunday, May 3 from 11.30 a.m until 12 noon at the school; on Tuesday, May 5 from 9- 10 a.m in the hall; on Thursday, May 7 from 2 -3.30 p.m in the school and on Friday, May 8 from 9-9.30 a.m in the school. Your support is greatly appreciated.

There was a great turnout of parents and children for the organised walk on Sunday last. The group started at the forest and walked back along the beach. Refreshments were enjoyed afterwards, with lots of photographs taken and face painting.

It is the start of a busy active week in the school. Congratulations to the twenty children who participated in their final 'in Memory of me' preparation Mass on Sunday last. Preparations are now well underway for the First Holy Communion which takes place on Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m in Screen Church. A big thank you to teacher Miss Anne Dempsey, Principal Mrs Fiona Wickham and the school staff and the parents' committee for all their work.


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.


Another €1000 will be given away at the Bingo session to be held in Castlebridge hall on Sunday, May 10 in aid of the local Bridge Rovers Soccer club. The session begins at 3 p.m. All are welcome.


Well done to recent 'Split the Pot' winners Alannah & Sean Tynan who won €199. The next draw will be held on Monday, May 4. The cost is €2 per entry.

Well done to all the school children who recently travelled to Carrig-on-Bannow to take part in the Junior Féile. The standard of music was very high and a number of children won in their categories: Shauna Somers took joint third in U7 tin whistle; Eoin O'Doherty took first in U8 flute; Alex Garry took third in U8 concertina; Ellie Roche took joint third in U10 flute; Seán Redmond took second in U8 button accordion; Alan Neville took second in U10 button accordion & Katie Feeney took second in U10 button accordion.

Curracloe also secured joint third place in the U8 Céilí band category. The band members included Shauna Somers, V.J. Doyle, Seán Moran, Amy Cullen and Shauna Somers. Many thanks to Martha Torpey and Tanya Murphy for all their hard work preparing the children for the event.

Well done to Ben Monahan who finished in third place in the Wexford Spelling Bee competition which was held on Tuesday, April 21 in Bunscoil Loreto, Gorey. A fantastic welcome was extended by the school to all 30 super spellers who took part on the day. Ben did himself and his school proud.

The girls Rackard League camogie team are doing well with two matches played to date. They secured a win against Piercestown but lost to Horeswood. We wish them luck in their matches next week against Glynn and Adamstown.


The numbers drawn in the Curracloe United AFC development draw on Sunday, April 26 were 14, 21, 22 & 23. There was no jackpot winner and no match 3 winners. Next week the match 3 winners will share €450 and the jackpot will stand at €15,500. The draw will take place in the Curracloe Tavern on Sunday next.


Curracloe United AFC will hold its annual awards night this coming Friday night, May 1 in Hotel Curracloe. Proceedings get underway at 9 p.m.


The annual Patron to St. Ibars cemetery, Castlebridge will be held on Sunday next, May 3 with prayers being offered up in the cemetery at 2 p.m.


Hard luck to the Under-14s who didn't qualify for the Slaney festival final despite two battling displays against St. Martin's and Rathnure in Piercestown on Saturday which ended in narrow losses.

Well done to team member Ciara Banville who competed in the skills competition in Farmleigh on Sunday.

Best wishes for speedy recoveries from their finger injuries to Linzi Lanigan and Aoife Doyle.

Both adult teams were successful in recent league games, with the Seniors beating Glynn-Barntown by 3-15 to 1-7 while the Intermediates saw off Duffry Rovers by 4-5 to 0-5. Hard luck to the Rackard League team which lost to a strong Horeswood side.


Youth Club

The year will end with a Disco in Bree Community centre on the 8th May.

Carlingford Adventure centre: 28 Members are travelling to Carlingford for two nights 1st-3rd May where they will experience Hill walking/ Canoeing/Archery/ and lots of other activities, all are looking forward to the trip.

Oylegate NS

Confirmation will take place in Oylegate church on Thursday 30th April at 2.00 pm.

The school is now taking Enrolments for September 2015 please call to the school for a form ASAP.

GAA club Lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot held in The Slaney Inn, Oylegate on Wednesday April 15th. The next draw will be held in the Mernagh's Lounge Oylegate on Wednesday 29th April. Tickets cost just €2 each available from club members.

Ladies Football

Just letting all club members know that the football season has started and the training times for the following teams are as follows:

U-8 and U-10 girls football training is recommencing on Wed 29th at 6.30pm in Crossabeg Community field; U-16's on Wednesday's from 7.30 to 8.30 in Ballymurn; Adults on Wednesday's from 7.30 to 8.30 and Saturday's 6.30 to 7.30 in Ballymurn.

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