Monday 16 September 2019

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Curracloe National School pupils receiving swimming certificates recently. The group are pictured with Pat Hackett, principal, Mary Rose Newman, teacher and Jack Tim Murphy, swimming coach.
Curracloe National School pupils receiving swimming certificates recently. The group are pictured with Pat Hackett, principal, Mary Rose Newman, teacher and Jack Tim Murphy, swimming coach.

Over The Water

Over The Water

Soccer Camp

The FAI Sports World Soccer camp takes place in Curracloe from July 6 to July 10 inclusive and will include a Goalkeepers camp. You can book online at Sumersoccerschools.IE or call 1850 653 653.

Golf Classic

Enniscorthy Lions Club are holding their annual Golf Classic on Friday, July 3. The proceeds from this years event will go to the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis.

Art summer camp

An Art summer camp takes place from Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Castlebridge Community Centre. This camp is suitable for children from 7 to 11 years old. The cost is €50 and activities will include drawing, painting, marbling, tie n dye, clay modelling, card making, doll making, collage, construction, learning about famous artists and much more. To book please call 087- 6996698. Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Vintage news

The Over The Water Vintage Club are planning a bus trip to the All- Ireland Vintage Rally in Street, Co. Westmeath on Sunday, July 12. Bus seats will be filled on a "first come, first served" basis. For further details please contact Nicky on 086-2847368 or Martin on 085-1740984.

Summer Camp

Bookings are now open for the FAI summer soccer camp at Bridge Rovers AFC club, taking place from August 10 to August 14 inclusive. Log on now to to book. To avoid disappointment early booking is essential.

Development Lotto

Results of Curracloe United AFC lotto draw made on Sunday June 21 as follows:- the numbers drawn were 3,18, 20 & 23. There was no jackpot winner and 4 match 3 winners who received €40 each, Michaela, Emma & Olly Johnstown, Caslebridge; Sean O`Reilly, Curracloe; Maria Donnolly, Castlebridge and George Murphy, Coolrainey, Curracloe.

Show events

Last week was a very busy one for the Castlebridge Show committee members with a number of events taking place to celebrate the shows 75th anniversary of the show this year.

Syl Doyle, Wilton Garden Centre Bree gave a very interesting talk and demonstration on how to successfully grow vegetables in your own garden in the local community garden with a large number of enthusiastic local gardeners present. Syl passed on many useful hints on successful vegetable growing and he will return to the community garden with more advice on Tuesday, July 7 in the company of Colin O`Connor who will demonstrate the correct methods of soil preparation and enrichment.

Please note that this is a change of date to July 7 from the previously advertised July 8. To encourage young people to grow their own vegetables the show committee visited three local national schools to see the results of their 'grow your vegetable from seeds' initiative in the schools. The show committee would like to thank the pupils who took part in the initiative and the help and support given by the teachers.

To promote the artistic section of the Castlebridge show TV cartoonist and artist Don Conroy with his companion and wildlife expert Chris Wilson attracted a large number of young aspiring artists to the community centre, Castlebridge on Saturday last.

The children were amazed by the enormous artistic skills and knowledge of wildlife imparted by both men. Their depiction of nature and the wildlife and how they were able to bring it to life on the page was highlighted by all present. The Show committee is very grateful to both Don and Chris for giving of their time to the young people of the area and perhaps the Don Conroy's of the future.

Show Queen

Calling all local businesses and clubs in the Castlebridge area. Don't forget to enter a contestant in the Castlebridge Show Queen final which will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m in Hotel Curracloe. There will be many fantastic prizes to be won. This competition forms part of the Castlebridge Show's 75th celebrations, so don't miss out.

Curracloe school news

Curracloe national school performed in an end of year musical performance on Monday night of last week. The Infants, first and second classes performed two musical plays, played tin whistles tunes and sang a song. They also danced the Siege of Ennis.

Third and fourth class children sang a selection of songs while the fifth and sixth class pupils performed an extract from their recent school play, Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood. There was a raffle during the interval and the children from Mrs Torpey's music group performed a number of group pieces during the second half of the concert. All- Ireland mouth organ champion, Pip Murphy also played a few tunes.

The total amount raised was €672.97c and this money will be used for the purchase of new instruments. A huge thank you to all who turned out in such good numbers to support the school event. Sincere thanks also to Mrs Torpey who works tirelessly with the children and to Tanya Murphy who also teaches the music.

The Infants class enjoyed a field study session in Raven Wood on Wednesday last where they discovered the wonder of wetlands. They took part in a number of team based activities including pond dipping, a wild lift trail, mini-beast hunt and much more. Their day was rounded off with a visit to the beach.

Screen school update

It was a busy week for all involved in Screen school. On Monday they raised their first ever Blue Star flag for project work completed on Europe. The aim of this programme is to foster better knowledge and understanding of the European Union and how it affects our lives amongst Irish primary pupils through classroom projects and activities.

The school has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year also, and to mark this occassion John Lacey (Junior Infants 1965) and Faye Kelly (new Junior Infant 2015) were invited to raise the new flag for the school. During the celebration the school's fifth Green Schools' flag was also raised. Kak Redmond (6th class 1965) and Eoin McCarthy (6th class 2015) took the honour of raising this flag.

Congratulations to all the teachers and pupils involved with the science committee in achieving the 'Discover Science School of Excellence' award for the 6th time.

Word just arrived that the school has received the 'Active School Flag'. Congratulations to the whole school community on helping achieve this coveted flag. This will be celebrated in September. A beautiful end of year Mass was held on Monday and was celebrated by Fr. Denis Kelly.

Congratulations to the twenty pupils of sixth class 2015, Andrea Fielding, Molly McGuinness, Aoibhe Murphy, Aoife Doyle, Roisin Cronin, Ciara Banville, Ellie Doyle, Hannah Hearne, Laura O'Connor, Ryan Kielty, Ryan Corrigan, Darragh Roche, Darragh Wilson, Eoin McCarthy, Thomas Rowland, Sean Cullen, James Hanly, Eodhan Byrne and Oisin Furlong, who graduated on Thursday night last at a lovely ceremony held in the school.

Each pupil was presented with a certificate and a class photograph from their teacher and Principal Mrs Fiona Wickham. The pupils presented Mrs Wickham with a keepsake. The school concerts were a fabulous success. A fantastic €850 was raised which will fund sandboxes, benches and outdoor activities to complement the new walkway.

Street party

Thanks to the Parents' Council committee and the parents and all who attended the Street Party on Saturday evening. A lot of fun was had by all the children on the obstacle course and bouncy castle, kindly donated by Theresa & Liam O'Connor, All Star Hire, while the adults had fun guessing how many balloons in the Beatle. Thanks to Billy and Sharon Doyle who kindly gave a loan of their Beatle for the day. Congratulations to Ibar Murphy who guessed the correct amount and won a place in the Camp Sun Screen to be held in the school from Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14.

Screen school Memoirs

Work is on-going on Screen School Memoirs and there has been a great response from past and present families. Time is running out for submissions, so please get all your photographs and memorabilia to Kak Redmond (087- 2981508) or Patricia Fielding (087- 9290975) on or before today, June 30. The committee have contacted all local businesses and have invited them to be part of this special commemorative book and they have received a huge response. They greatly appreciated the financial support.

There are limited advertising places available at this stage, so if you wish to advertise your business in this fantastic once off book to celebrate the 50 years anniversary, please contact Patricia Fielding (P.R.O) as soon as possible. Email:

Shelmalier Field Day

The annual Shelmalier Field Day which was previously postponed will now take place on Sunday week next, July 12 in Hollymount, beginning at 1 p.m. A great family fun day out is guaranteed where the whole parish community will meet to take part in the large range of events on the day.With the annual sheep racing festival meeting to attract the local punters, hurling and football skills, stalls including produce, flowers, bric a brac, bottles, books and of course the finest food stalls and catering facilities there is something for everyone. A special attraction this year is the Charity Auction where there will be bargains galore.

Feile Peil

Hollymount was a hive of activity over last weekend as the Shelmalier GAA club welcomed the boys from St Pauls GAA club Emo, Co. Laois and the girls from Crosserlough in Co. Cavan as part of the national Feile Peil which took place throughout Wexford, Carlow and Wicklow.

Both Shelmalier teams and their mentors and supporters were a credit to the parish and a very sporting and enjoyable weekend was spent in the parish by both visiting teams. On the playing field both the Shels girls and boys showed some outstanding skill and determination in all their matches.

The club would like to thank all parents for kindly hosting the players in their homes and to the many supporters who turned out to support. They would also like to thank the large numbers of people who worked so hard over recent weeks to prepare the grounds which looked splendid over the weekend and to the many workers who helped make to event happen over the three days.

GAA news

The Shelmalier senior hurlers welcomed the Rapparees, Enniscorthy to Hollymount on Tuesday of last week for the sixth round of the All- Wexford hurling league and after a great battle the home team won on a score line of 2-12 to 0-15. The visitors got a great start and were four points ahead before Conor Byrne sent over the first point for the Shels. A goal from Tommy Barron and points from Eoin Doyle, Ciaran O Shaughnessy and Conor Byrne meant the sides were level at half time. A second goal from Ciaran O Shaughnessy in the tenth minute of the restart gave the Shels the lead for the first time in the match and with further points from Ciaran O Shaughnessy (3) and Conor Byrne (2) ensured a Shelmalier victory.

The Shels junior B footballers took on Kilmore in the Wexford District football championship on Tuesday last and after an exciting game the home team won by a single goal 3-8 to 2-8. The Shels dominated the first quarter with early goals from Mark Mythen and Brian O Connor and points from Colin Redmond, however, Kilmore came back strong before half time and there was only a single point between the sides at half time. The Shelmaliers built up an 8 point lead by the fifteenth minute but Kilmore pushed hard with David Kehoe, Paddy Doyle and Chris Kehoe strong in defence to ensure a Shelmalier victory. The teams next game is tonight, Tuesday, away to Clonard at 7.30 p.m.

There were no winners of the lotto draw of June 22 which stood at €6,200. The numbers drawn were 10, 15, 19 and 27. There were four match 3 winners, Wayne Duggan, Jim Quirke, Paudie Devereux and Margaret Walsh with each lucky winner receiving €50.


Well done to the Senior team who had an excellent 2-15 to 1-13 away win against Oulart-The Ballagh in the first round of the championship.

Hard luck to the Intermediates who were beaten by Blackwater at home on a 3-10 to 1-6 scoreline.

The new black and amber gear is available to buy from Anne-Marie Kelly (087-2419712) or Therese Sheil (086-3712224). The prices are as follows: under-age skort, €15 with free socks; adult skort, €20 with free socks; anyone who brings in €50 on their sponsorship card for the camogathon will receive €5 off the price of their skort.

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