Saturday 16 December 2017

Blackwater School event

5KM FUN WALK: Blackwater School Parents Association and Blackwater Hall Committee in conjunction with Wexford Day are running a 5km Fun Walk on 23rd June beginning at 2.00pm. Registration begins at 1.30pm Cost: €10.00 per adult/children go free (Children must be accompanied by Adults) The walk will begin and end at the Parish Hall.

Afterwards there will be refreshments on sale, including Strawberries and Cream and there will be a Children's disco, fancy dress competition and prizes. Proceeds in aid of the new Playground and the School Book-Rental Scheme.


Blackwater Tidy Towns Calendars are available for purchase (€8 each) from local shops and members of the Committee. They make great gifts for your friends and especially relatives away from home.

Thank you to all our Tidy Towns volunteers who work to improve our village. We meet at 2pm Tuesdays on the Bridge. All are welcome, come lend a hand.


Rehab acknowledges the generosity of parishioners on the occasion of their recent Church Gate collection, which realised €234.45


A sincere thanks to all who were involved in the recent Corpus Christi Procession on 1st June 1st and the Annual Summer Patron on 8th June. A great deal of dedication and hard work went into all aspects of both events which made them so memorable.


Wexford Festival Singers will be participating 'musically' at the 11.15am mass next Sunday, 23rd June. Come and join with us!



The County finals of the Community Games will take place in Bree on Saturday next the 22nd June, all finalists who came first second and third in the local heats in Crossabeg last week are eligible to compete in the County Finals. The parade will take place at 1pm and all competitors are asked to assemble for 9.30pm.

You are asked to wear black shorts if possible and all entrants will be provided with an area singlet, anyone who cannot attend please contact Anne Cowman 0861980775. Also contact Anne if you would like any further information regarding the Finals


The next Story telling session will take place in Mac Cormacks Bar on Wednesday 26th June. All are welcome both young and not so young to come along and join us on the night. Admission is free and tea and refreshments will be served. A great night of entertainment , song and Stories is guaranteed


The friends and neighbours of Jimmy McCormack of Oulartleigh would like to wish Jimmy a speedy recovery after his second knee operation, and hope that he will soon be back in top form.


The parents Association would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the parents who made, brought and bought cakes at the cake sale on Friday last.

Your generosity was very much appreciated, and the monies raised will go towards subsidizing the childrens School Tours.


The Annual Family Funday will take place on Sunday 30th June in the school grounds.

At this stage we are gathering some books and dvds and videos and unwanted gifts for the various stalls, some of the parents will be collecting in their local area in the next week or so, if you would like to donate any goods no matter how small , or would like us to collect them from you please contact any of the parents in the school or contact Ciaran on 086 6097190 or Edel on 086 3131711 and we can arrange to pick them up. Thank You

A planning meeting for all helpers and volunteers will take place in the school on Thursday 19th June at 8.30pm - please come along and lend your support to this Annual Community Event.


The future of the Parochial House in Glenbrien was discussed at an open Community meeting on Tuesday 11th June in the Holy Family School.

The sale of the house was discussed versus keeping the house for possible rental or other Community Uses.

It was decided at this meeting that the Community be given time to reflect this matter and a further open meeting will be held on Thursday the 11th of July in the school at 8.00 pm at which time a vote will take place.

After this a further discussion will take place as whether to sell or keep the house.

If you wish to have a say in the the matter we would encourage you to try and attend this meeting

If for any reason you cannot attend the meeting and wish to have your views put forward and cast a vote, please put this in writing and pass it on to any member of the Community Development Group.or contact Edel on 086 3131711 or Brenden on 087 2861221.



Arts and Crafts camp takes place in Castlebridge community centre from Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26 and caters for children aged 7 -11 years. The cost is €50. Lessons by an experienced primary teacher. Activities will include drawing, painting,marbling, tie n dye,clay modelling, card-making, collage and learning about famous artists. Contact 087-6996698 for details. Pre-booking is essential.


Summer fitness with aerobic dance and body toning classes have been suspended in Screen hall while renovations are taking place and the class will combine with Wells house and gardens, Ballyedmund on Fridays at 10.30 a.m. These classes are suitable for all levels. Call or text Amanda Burke on 087-9713339.


If you are interested in managing one of the Bridge Rovers teams next season, please contact Dermot Mythen on 087-6145897 as soon as possible. The club will have two mens teams, teams for boys from U9 to U18 as well as girls from U10 to U16.

The club are also running a summer camp from August 12 to August 16. Log on to or call 1890 653 653. You will get a free soccer kit, ball and back pack all for €65 and a family discount of €10 for each brother and sister. The club have opened their new 60 x 40 all-weather astro turf ptich. To book same please contact 086-4034500. The club is also available for birthday parties.


The Shels junior hurlers led for most of their championship game versus Ferns in Monamolin on Sunday evening, but conceded a late point and a goal from a 65 to finish 1-6 to 1-10 for Ferns. Best for the Shels were Denis Kelly (captain) Cathal Gaule, Willie O`Shaughnessy and Ciaran Walsh with Shane Berney accurate on frees. The senior hurlers meet Glynn in the league this Wednesday, June 19. Check web for details.

The under 9 boys had a good away win over St. Marys of Rosslare. The under 12 hurlers had a good win on Tuesday night in Hollymount defeating the Volunteers 3-6 to 1-1. The Junior B hurlers were not strong enough to overcome a strong St. Martins outfit. Their next game is against Kilmore in Hollymount on Friday next.

Hard luck to the Castlebridge. Curracloe, Screen Rackard league boys who after an exciting game, were level at full time but defeated by two points after extra time. Well done to the team, and their mentors and to Amanda Bolger on her great work with the team.

The under 8`s played Glynn/Barntown in a closely contested match but the Shels pulled away in the end. It was an all-round good performance with great scores from Paddy, Conor, Tom, Joe and Alan. The under 8 footballers played Our Ladys Island and gave another great performance. Tom kicked loads of long clearances from the backs to Colm and Evan in the forwards who were winning great balls. All the boys got to play in a number of positions and performed really well.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot for June 10. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 3,6,15. There was one match 3 winner, Mick Murphy, c/o Deirdre Tobin, who received €200. The next jackpot stands at €6400.


Well done to the boys from Screen who represented the school on the local Rackard League team. They were runners up after a very exciting final which went to extra time.

The Parents Association end of term 'Ladies Night' is all set for Saturday next, June 22 at 8 p.m in Hotel Curracloe. There is a fantastic special menu for only €9 per main course with music provided by Mary Farrell on the night. All are most welcome. For further details contact Sheila Roche on 087-2075574.

The end of year Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 26 at 10.15 a.m and the Parents Association will run a coffee morning afterwards in Freddies Bar. All are very welcome.


St. Ibars/Shelmalier U8 & U10 teams had a practise game on Monday night last away to Oylegate and the girls skills are really improving. The U10 team defeated St Annes Rathangan 2-0 to 0-0 in their first league game on Saturday last. Well done girls. For team list check out Their next league game will take place on Saturday, July 6 away to Bannow/Ballymitty at 11 a.m.

Well done to U10 player Leteisha Hanley who had her hair cut for the first time in four years and who donated her 17 inch hair to Rapunzel Foundation. The U12's will play their third league game this Wednesday evening, June 19. The match begins at 7 p.m. so the team will be leaving Hollymount at 5.50 p.m sharp. Their fourth league game takes place on Wednesday, June 26 at home to Naomh Eanna of Gorey at 6.30 p.m.

Well done to the U14 team and their mentors who drew with Craanford in the League final held in Farmleigh on Monday, June 10 on a 3-1 to 2-4 final score. The team, parents and mentors enjoyed refreshments in Hollymount afterwards where they met up with the Rackard league boys team who were unfortunate in their final. Good luck to the girls in their championship first round match when they play away to Duffry Rovers on Monday, June 24 at 7.30 p.m. A date for the replay will be fixed after the Feile weekend.

Fundraising for the Feile is going very well and a huge thank to the parents of the girls who have donated to date. Grateful thanks also to Myles and Sharon Doyle of The Porter House and to Joan for hosting the coffee day on Saturday, June 8. Proceeds were divided between St Ibars/Shelmaliers Camogie club and Shelmaliers Ladies football club as well the proceeds from the `No uniform` day held recently in Curracloe school. Thanks to Principal Pat Hackett and all who supported.

There will be a three way play off for the Intermediate League as the Shels were awarded the points from the unfinished game against Oylegate/Glenbrien. This will not take place before the start of the championship, which will take place on Tuesday, June 25 away to Oylegate/Glenbrien.

The Intermediates played a challenge game against Taghmon/Camross on Tuesday evening last and due to some girls missing because of exams, the Shels gave their opponents a loan of Sandy Carr and Anne-Marie Kelly. It was an opportunity to give vital game time to the players before the championship begins. The first senior game of the championship will take place on Monday, June 24 at home to St Martin's at 7.30 p.m. Your support is always welcome.

Best of luck to Sadbh McCarthy, Megan Scallan, Sarah Harding-Kenny, Siobhan Doolan, selector Nikki Scallan, and the team who hope to bring the under 14 All-Ireland C football title back to Wexford on Saturday next.

Congratulations to Ornagh Cullen Castlebridge on the occasion of her marriage to Patrick Casey from Enniscorthy, which took place on Saturday last. Wishing you both every success for the future from all in St. Ibars/Shelmaliers club.


Heartiest congratulations to Evelyn O'Brien, Glasganny, Castlebridge, who celebrated her 90th birthday with her family at Ferrycarrig hotel on Sunday last. We wish her continued good health and happiness.


The Shelmalier ladies travelled to London last weekend to compete in the International Tournament held in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip and returned home on Sunday evening after winning the Monica Dee Memorial Cup. Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) Dunedin Connellys of Edinburg and last years All-Ireland Intermediate club champions Parnell's of London were the other participants. Shelmalier defeated Dunedin Connellys 5-11 to 1-5 and in the final defeated Parnells of London 1-10 to 1-6. The late Monica Dee's husband Con presented the cup to captain Kate Kelly.

The travelling party accompanied by Kilmacud Crokes headed back to the Crown Moran hotel where they watched the Wexford versus Dublin game. A gala dinner dance was held in the hotel for all participating teams. Wexford exiles present at the tournament and function included Pauric O'Leary, son of Aidan and Mary O'Leary, Denis O'Brien and James Byrne (Blackwater) and former county player G. Butler from Clongeen.


Castlebridge Day Care centre will close on Wednesday of next week, June 26 for the summer break and will be back in business again in September. The committee wish to thank most sincerely all who have helped them out during the year, those who donated so generously to various fund-raising activities and and were available on the day to help out as well. They would also like to wish all their clients well during the coming months and to those of them who are ill or in hospital at the moment a very speedy recovery.


Grateful thanks to all who contributed to the recent REHAB colllection taken up at Castlebridge church. The amount raised was €461.


The Shelmalier ladies senior team defeated Tinahely 4-16 to 7-6 in a challenge game in Hollymount on Thursday of last week. Prior to this the under 10 team played Blackwater also in a challenge game. This was the girls first match for the year with many of them displaying some great skill so well done.

The underage league will commence at the end of June. Unless otherwise advised training for U10/12/14 continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7 p.m and adults at 7.30 p.m. Players returning after exams are reminded to pay up memberships if not already done.

Thanks to all who supported the coffee morning and raffle in the Porter House and to Myles and Sharon and Joan for all their help and also to those who contributed to the bucket collection in Wexford park and to the U14 team management, players and parents who helped out.

Congratulations to Sadbh McCarthy, Sarah Harding-Kenny, Siobhan Doolan and Megan Scallan, all of whom played their part in the county under 14 team which reached the All-Ireland final. Nikki Scallan was a selector with the team. Wexford will play Tipperary in the under 14 All-Ireland final in Freshford on June 22 at 12.30 p.m. Well done also to Ailis Neville, a member of the under 12 team who captained the Under 12 Leinster Blitz title on Saturday last and to David Shiggins a mentor with the team.


Items of information such as engagements, weddings, births, etc as well as reports on club meetings and matches are always welcome. Email report to or phone Anne on 086-1980775. Items to be with her on Sunday night or by 12 noon on a Friday in the event of a bank holiday.



There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €5,200 held in Mernaghs Lounge Oylegate on Wednesday June 12th. The next draw will be held on Wednesday June 26th in The Slaney Inn Oylegate for a jackpot of €5,200. Tickets cost just €2 each available from club members.


Hard luck to the Rackard League Camogie team who were defeated by Adamstown in the county final in Wexford Park on Thursday evening last.


The county finals of the Community Games athletic events take place in Bree on Saturday, June 22nd. Those who came first, second and third in the various events at the Area finals in Crossabeg are eligible to compete in the county finals.

The parade gets underway at 10 a.m. and all competitors are asked to be in Bree by 9.30 a.m. to assemble for same. Each competitor will be provided with the Area singlet and are asked to wear black shorts if possible. Anyone who cannot attend are asked to contact Anne on 086-1980775 as soon as possible


St. David's Active Retirement Club is opening on Thursday July 4th from 2.00 to 4.00pm in Oylegate Community Centre. Come and join us. Refreshments are available.


A coffee morning will be held on Thursday June 27th in Mernagh's Lounge Oylegate, at 11.00am in aid of Children who are hard of hearing.


The annual patron will be held in Oylegate Cemetery on Sunday July 7th at 2.30pm.

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