Monday 19 March 2018


LADIES GAA: Congratulations to Shelmaliers club members Katriona Parrock, Kate Kelly and Bridget Curran on helping Wexford capture the All-Ireland Camogie title 2010. The under 14 team have qualified for the county final by defeating Clonee on a 5-7 to 0-6 scoreline and they now face St. Martins on Saturday, October 2 at a venue and time to be decided.

The minor team have advanced to the county final where they will meet Clonee, again no date or venue decided. The under 16 side defeated St. Annes 3-6 to 35 in the group stages of the under 16 championship and their next game is away to Clonee tomorrow evening, Thursday, at 6.30 p.m. Best of luck to them.

The senior team will open their Leinster campaing by taking on the Meath champions (either St. Ultans or Senchalstown, who are playing this weekend) on Sunday, October 3 at a venue in Meath. The club are looking into the possibility of running a supporters bus to this event, so if you are interested in travelling, please contact Chairperson, Brenda Fox on 087-6178488 or any member of the committee.

If any member would like to purchase the new club gear bag, please contact your team manager or any committee member. Further updates on matches, times and venue can be viewed on


Castlebridge Community Development Association will hold their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 28 in the community centre at 8.15 p.m. All are welcome to attend especially newcomers to the area, as the committee are hoping to recruit volunteers for the new community garden project which they hope to get off the ground in the near future. Further details will be available on the night.


A six week photography course will begin in Castlebridge community centre on Monday, September 27 at 7.30 p.m. For further information please contact Maurice Cloake on 053-9159771 or 0879608335.


Yoga classes will begin on September 30 in Castlebridge community centre and continue on Thursday evenings from 8 - 9.30 p.m every week. The cost is ?60 for the six week course. You can beat stress by learning to stretch and breathe and relax totally.

Instructor Colleen trained with the Irish Yoga Association and has been teaching since the early 90's. Old and new students welcome. Bring a blanket for the guided relaxation at the end. For further information and to book please phone 087-9374131.


The after-school club is once again taking place in the community centre, Castlebridge on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4 p.m.

The club is open for national school going children in Castlebridge and includes a variety of activities among them baking, art, games and tours. The club is run by the Castlebridge Community Development Co-op with the support of Wexford Local Development. For further information contact Diarmuid on 0539155800.


Irish dancing classes take place in Screen hall on Tuesdays from 3.15 - 4.30 p.m. for beginners and 4.30 - 5.30 p.m for older girls. Contact Margo on 0876569045 for further information.


The Castlebridge/ Crossabeg area of Community Games will hold their annual general meeting in Castlebridge community centre on Wednesday, September 29 at 8 .30 p.m.

New changes are coming in and some events on the calendar of events for 2011 will be run off in November and December of this year. Parents are urged to come along and give their support to the committee. Refreshments will also be served


Articles, photographs and advertisements for the Christmas issue of the The Bridge magazine are most welcome. Copy date is October 10. If you would like to sponsor a page in the magazine, the cost is €25 and your name can be mentioned if you so wish and the committee are also happy to send copies to Castlebridge people who may be living abroad.


Due to an increased interest in Rackard League Ladies football, two teams were entered for same, consisting of players from Screen, Curracloe and Castlebridge national schools. Round I of the 'A team' group took place in Rathangan on Wednesday of last week.

This was a cracking game with two very well balanced teams. Sarah HardingKenny played a superb game in the backs with Sinead Ronan-John, Sadbh McCarthy and Mikaela Lannigan displaying great defensive play.

The half backline of Hannah Scully and Rebecca Carter were consistently outstanding in their brave efforts under pressure. Goalie Chloe Mythen took the game in her stride playing clever short balls out to the wings. The hard working backs only conceded 0-2 despite playing against a strong wind.

After a tight first half a great second half was on the cards. Jessie Harding won the throw in and laid it off to the mighty Siobhan Doolan with Sarah Harding-Kenny putting the ball into the back of the net. Larah Campbell (capt.) and Fiona Kinsella dominated around the Castlebridge half forward line winning vital ball for the talented forwards, Jennifer Harding, Deirdre Byrne and Kara Doyle. Castlebridge deservingly won the game 3-2 to 1-3.

Round II takes place this evening, Wednesday (September 22) in Hollymount and they will take on Kilmore with the match getting underway at 2 p.m. Another cracking game is to be expected.

Round I of the 'B team' group was held in Hollymount on Thursday of last week and Castlebridge`s opponents were The Faythe. Midfielders Kelley Scallan and Emma Rossiter worked tremendously hard in keeping a strong Faythe team at bay. Julia Halpin, Julie Hayes and Hannah Kelly were determined to keep the Faythe forwards from stretching their lead.

The second half saw Leah Oliver and Jenny Harte putting The Faythe backs under pressure. Abbie Gaynor (3-0) and sister Cassie (0-1) both got their names on the score sheet. With great reading of the ball from Finola Monaghan (1-0) she placed the ball into the corner of the net. The girls displayed great team work and support for each, indicating great promises for the future.

Roinn B have a busy week ahead of them with two games to play. The first took place yesterday (Tuesday) against Blackwater and the second takes place tomorrow, Thursday, September 23 against Rosslare in Rosslare at 3.30 p.m.

Training continues on Monday from 3.10 - 4.10 p.m. in Hollymount and new players are most welcome.


Declan and Susan Dempsey, "Nature's Haven", Oldtown, Castlebridge would like to thank all their generous friends and family who attended their joint 40th birthday parties during the summer.

A huge thank you to everyone who brought such beautiful gifts and sent such lovely cards. Massive thanks to those who gave so freely of their time both during the preperation and the clean up operation, to those who provided mouthwatering food or who helped in its preperation.

To their wonderful neighbours, the marquee providor and An Garda SiochanaGo raibh maith agaibh. Vielen Dank to friends who travelled from Germany, Dank u wel to the Dutch visitors. They had a great day and one which they will cherish forever.


The Shelmalier Badminton club held their annual general meeting in Hollymount complex on Tuesday night of last week with a large attendance present. During a very informative meeting, Nicholas Murphy, Chairman of the County Association welcomed the new affiliated club to its ranks.

The following were elected for the coming season:-Mary Rose Newman (Chairperson), David Cleary (Secretary) , Ann Kent (Treasurer), Colm Byrne (Underage co-ordinator/Registrar), Trish Potter, Theresa Roche, Sharon Doyle, Brian O'Connor, Noel Feeney, Emer McCrea and Eileen Monaghan (Committee members).

It was decided to hold a special registration night tomorrow (Thursday,23 September) in Hollymount from 7 - 9 p.m and all underage and adult members are reminded that they are required to register before they can participate this year.

Playing will resume on Tuesday, September 28 at the following times:-primary school children 7 years and older 6 -7 p.m; secondary school children 7-8 p.m and adults from 8 p.m. Information on registrations and registration fees will be available on registration night.


The Shelmalier senior hurling team take on Marshalstown in the hurling relegation play-off in Wexford park at 2 p.m on Saturday next. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

The Juvenile hurlers put up a outstanding performance against the Rapps before going down by a few points in the county semi final played in Hollymount on Saturday last. Both sides were evenly matched throughout and Neil Rossiter, Kevin O'Connor, James Cash and Simon Donohoe were among the many heroes on the day. The sides exchanged the lead on many occasions with a Rapps goal with five minutes to go deciding the match.

The Shelmalier minor footballers play their county semi final in Hollymount on Sunday next at 11 a.m and your support would be appreciated.


There were no winners of the Shelmalier GAA development lotto last week with Larry O Shaughnessy, Garrylough being the only match three winner, winning €200 for himself.

Curracloe United AFC had no winner last weekend of their jackpot but 2 match 3 winners, Garagh Redmond, Kinsealy, Dublin and Eileen and John Furlong, Curracloe, who received €75. The winning numbers drawn were 12, 13, 14 & 19. Next weekends jackpot stands at €8,250 and the draw will take place in the Roadhouse on Sunday, September 26.


Flower arranging classes by Fergus Hemmingway will take place in Castlebridge community centre on Friday, October 15 at 7.30 p.m.

For further information and to booking your place please contact Nuala Browne on 053-9159274.

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