Friday 20 September 2019



A Penitential Mass and confessions take place at Castlebridge church on Saturday next, March 27 with Fr. Noel Hartley in attendance as the Preacher.

Mass on Holy Thursday takes place at 7.30 p.m. the Good Friday ceremonies begin at 3 p.m. and there is also Stations of the Cross (especially for children) later in the evening at 7.30 p.m.

At 11 a.m. on Holy Saturday morning, the church will be prepared for Easter and parishioners are invited to bring along floweres/shrubs etc, with the Vigil Mass that evening beginning at 9 p.m. The usual Masses will be offered up on Easter Sunday morning at 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.

A basket for Trocaire boxes will be left at the back of the church from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday and you are urged to bring along your box during these times.


Screen hall Development committee would like to thank most sincerely all who supported their raffle held in Freddie's Bar on St. Patrick's night. The money raised will help with further renovations at the hall.

The raffle winners were John Fielding, Gary Potter, Phil Doyle, Sharon Kelly, Sinead Kelly, Nicola Curran, Josie Howlin. Thanks to Ken O'Connor and Charlie Kelly who handed back their prizes to be re-drawn again; to Theresa & the Stars and special guests the Doyle/Murphy set dancers who entertained, and also to the generous raffle Sponsors.


A reminder that Screen national school will close on Friday next, March 26 for the Easter holidays and will reopen on Monday, April 12.


The weekly winners of the partners 45 in Hotel Curracloe were Angela Griffith and Pat Murphy. Cards continue every Thursday night at 9 p.m. from now until Easter.


The Castlebridge/ Crossabeg area is now seeking entries for the upcoming County Community Games swimming finals which will be held in New Ross on Saturday, April 24. Contact Mary McDonald on 087-9384937 by April 2 if interested in competing. No entries accepted after that date.


Slim with success with the Weigh Lighter classes which take place every Thursday in Castlebridge community centre. Weigh in at 7 p.m followed by a talk at 7.30 p.m. Contact Frances Whelan on 051-560709 for further details.


Dance classses take place at Castlebridge hall every Wednesday to suit all ages. Hip Hop for kids (7-11 yrs) take place from 5.30-6.30 p.m; 6 in1 Dance Fitness for adults classes take place from 6.30 - 7.30 p.m. Contact Nikki on 085-1416953 if interested.


Classes with John and Linda Phillips are held in Castlebridge hall on Monday from 4.30 - 5.30 p.m. on Thursday from 4.30 - 5.30 p.m and on Saturdays from 1.30-2.30 p.m. Beginners welcome.


Castlebridge Show committee are currently working on a project with the staff in the school to develop raised beds for sowing vegetables for the children. This will be a great opportunity for the children to learn how to grow vegetables. This project is spear headed by Michael Redmond and the Show committee. Many thanks to Mr. Lyons who is organising this project.


Castlebridge community centre has had broadband installed. This project was funded by Castlebridge Community Development Council and the Castlebridge community centre committee. Many thanks to Mr. Hubert Tunney for all his help. This will be a great advantage to all who take computer classes there at the moment.


The Shelmalier GAA club had no winner of last week's Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 13,23,25,30. There were three match 3 winners and each received ¤67, Tommy Ryan, Debbie Murphy and Nick & Lily Doyle. Next weeks jackpot will be ¤4,000.

Curracloe United AFC had no winner of their jackpot last weekend and the numbers drawn were 3, 13, 15 & 23. There were 9 match 3 winners and each received ¤20, Nicola Howlin, Ballinablake; Gavin Meagher, Ballina; Kak Redmond, Ballyruane, Screen; Hughie Murphy, Ballina; Noel Howlin, Curracloe; Fergal Parker, Killelan; Eileen Kinsella, Ballinacoola; Luke Corrigan, Ballyruane, Screen; Brigid Sinnott, Ballyruane, Screen. Next weekends jackpot is ¤15,250 and the draw will take place in the Tavern on Sunday, March 28.


The Over the Water Vintage club will hold a road run on Sunday, April 18. All proceeds to be shared between the Community Workshop, Enniscorthy and the Jay Whelan fun, Ballymurn. The road run will begin in Ballymurn village at 12.30 p.m.


A Coffee morning will take place at Castlebridge community centre on Friday morning next, March 26 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m as part of the Irish Cancer Societys Daffodil day campaign.

Volunteers are also needed to man the various stations around Wexford town during the day. If you can spare an hour or two, then why not contact Bridin Nolan on 087-6984509, who would be delighted to hear from you.


The Shels Juvenile hurlers got off to a winning start against Buffers Alley on Sunday morning in Hollymount winning 1-13 to 1-12. It was a great team performance by the lads who worked tirelessly throughout. Scorers on the day were Neal Rossiter (0-9), Kevin O Connor (1-2), Graham Staples and Johnny Forde (0-1 each) but it was the unselfish play and teamwork that ultimately won the day. Well done to all.

The Shelmalier Junior hurlers travelled to New Ross on Sunday last to take on the home side in their first league game of the season. The Shels got off to a great start with two Denis Kelly points but Ross then replied with a goal and two points, before Ibar Murphy fired over four unanswered points.

Denis Kelly scored his sides first goal on the stroke of half time to leave a half time score of 1-7 to 2-3 in favour of the visitors. Ross came our strongly in the second half to score 1-1 after ten minutes but the over the water side then took command of the game running out winners by 2-14 to 4-4.

On a day when the entire team played well, the Shels were well served by Fergie Parker, Vincent Parker, Craig Potter and James Murphy with Denis Kelly, Ibar Murphy, Ciaran Walsh and Willie O' Shaughnessy in attack.

The senior hurlers met Faythe Harriers in Pairc Charman on Sunday evening last and it proved to be a closely contested game. The team were without the services of Stephen Banville, Eoin Doyle and David Walsh who were all on county duty. The Shels played against the wind in the first half went into the break 0-7 to 0-8.

Accurate free taking by Benny Barron was an important factor of the day. Having the wind in the second half the Shels then stepped up a gear and appeared to be coasting to a comfortable win whilst leading by 6 points with 5 minutes remaining. Disaster struck then with them conceding 3 goals in those five minutes to leave the final score 0-17 to 3-11.

A very disappointing result for a huge work rate and big effort from all the players on the day. The Shels third football team faced St. Josephs first team in Hollymount on Saturday, March 13. While the Shels managed to stay with them for the first 15 minutes, it was all St Josephs after this with the busiest man on the field being Ronan Kavanagh in goal for the Shelsthrough good saves and numerous kick outs. John Nolan at mid-field and Mick Kelly at centre forward played best for the Shels but on the day they were beaten by a good St Josephs team. The final score was St Josephs 2-15, Shels 0-5.

The Shels second football team met Bunclody away on Sunday, March 14. With many players unavailable, the Shels had a battle on their hands. They tried hard but many missed scoring chances allowed Bunclody to maintain their dominance. James Murphy, Jimmer Doyle and Brian Tobin and Sean Walsh played well in defence while Mark Tobin and Chris Gordon played well in attack. The final score was Bunclody (B) 2-10 Shels (B) 0-7.

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