Thursday 14 December 2017


O'DUFFY CUP The O'Duffy Cup will be in the area on Thursday and the schedule is as follows: 9.30am - Curracloe Playschool; 9.45am - Curracloe, St. Margaret's NS; 10.45am - Blackwater, St. Bridget's NS; 11.45am - Screen, St. Cyprian's NS; 12.45pm - Castlebridge, St. Ibar's NS; 1.30pm/1.45pm - Ballymurn, Chroí Ró Naofa NS.


A big welcome back to all pupils and teachers to the new school in Screen and a special welcome to the 25 new junior infants joining the ranks for the first time.

The new pupils are as follows:-Dean Denton, Niamh Hearne, Ronan Furlong, Colm Kelly, Emma Dunne, Lucy Roche, Joe Coone. John Sunderland, Conor Cremen, Craig Murphy, Evan Hearne, Nathan Rossiter, Tommy Parker, Paddy Kelly, Eoin Howlin, Laura Wilson, Grace O`Connor, Adam O`Connor, Issy Kavanagh, Saoirse Banville, Ruth O`Leary, Amie Cooling, Ben Kehoe, Richie Barlow, Evan Gillen.

Jonny Wade has also joined the school in senior infants class. A big thank you to all involved in the refurbishment of the school. Last year's sixth class students are wished all the very best for the future as they now move on to secondary level. The new school calender will be issued shortly.

Congratulations to the St. Ibars/Shermaliers under 10 team who won the League during the summer. Girls from Screen school who were part of the team were delighted to show off the cup last week to fellow students.

The school wishes to congratulate the Wexford Intermediate and Senior Camogie teams on their achievements in the All-Ireland finals, especially the senior team on bringing back the O`Duffy Cup to Wexford.


Screen Parents Association will hold their annual general meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, September 30 at 8 p.m in Screen school. They would like to welcome new parents along to the meeting. not forgetting the regular members.


Round 2 for the 'A team' took place in Hollymount last Wednesday. The Over the Water team got off to a great start with a cracking goal from Sarah Harding -Kenny. This was closely followed by a fantastic point from Jessie Harding. Kilmore had the advantage of a strong wind in the first half testing the strength and determination of the local back line.

A superb double save from Caitlin Carroll and the bravery and obstinacy of the backs managed to hold Kilmore to 2 points to 1-1 at half time. Kilmore were to prove too strong in the second half scoring two quick goals in succession. The Over the Water side fought hard to reduce their opponents lead. However the final whistle was to come too soon. Well done to all.

Round 3 takes place on Wednesday, October 6 in Piercestown at 3 p.m. The panel consisted of Chloe Mythen, Sadbh McCarthy, Mikaela Lannigan, Sinead Ronan-John, Rebecca Carter, Hannah Scully, Siobhan Doolan, Jessie Harding (capt.), Larah Campbell, Deirdre Byrne, Kara Doyle, Sarah Harding-Kenny, Jennifer Murphy, Fiona Kinsella, Anna Whelan, Sarah Doyle, Caitlin Carroll & Niamh Doyle.

The 'B team', otherwise known as Castlebridge, had a game on Tuesday and Thursday of last week. The girls were at home to Blackwater and were away to Rosslare. The home game saw Castlebridge producing a powerful second half with goals from the gallant Finola Monaghan and Abbie Gaynor edging closer to diminishing Blackwater's two point lead.

In their away game to Rosslare, both teams enjoyed periods of dominance but it was the determination of Castlebridge which eventually finished the game in a entertaining draw. Ciara Moody a new comer to the game displayed great potential and proved to be a natural to the game with sister Frankie Moody playing in the forwards.

The final score was Castlebridge 1-2 Rosslare 1-2. Scorers for Castlebridge were Abbie Gaynor (1-0) Julie Hayes (0-1) Jenny Harte ( 0-1) Roinn B will play their final league match away to Mayglass on Wednesday, September 29 at 3 p.m.

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


The Over the Water Vintage club will hold a run, setting off from Screen village at 12.30p.m. on Sunday, October 17. Vintage tractors and new models are most welcome. All proceeds are in aid of Screen/Curracloe Parochial development fund.


A reminder that Yoga classes will begin tomorrow night (Thursday) 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.


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 this evening, Wednesday, September 29 at 8.30 p.m.

New changes are coming in and some competitions 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.


The Shels U14 footballers lost recently to Gusserane. The visitors had a good lead at half time but in the second half the Shels battled hard to rein in their lead and a goal by Arnie Murphy looked like changing the course of the game but they were unable to capitalise on this and when Gusserane scored a fortunate goal against the run of play, it put paid to any chance of winning. The final score was16 to 4-1.

Amongst those to shine for the Shels were Arnie Murphy, Jody Donohue, Joe Redmond, Cian Manley and the full team was Paul McCleane, Jody Donohue, Joe Redmond, Cian Manley, Glen Malone, Shane Carter, Daniel Murphy (0-1), Brian Keogh, Dylan Potter, Niall Cash, Nathan Murphy, Arnie Murphy (1-0), Eoin Lamb, Aodhan Foley (0-5), S. Rossiter and subs Dylan Potter and Shane Neville.

The senior hurlers had a comprehensive win over Marshalstown/Castledockrell in Wexford Park on Saturday last winning out on a 2-22 to 0-11 scoreline and will now meet Blackwater to decide which team is relegated this year. This game will be played in Killurin at 2 p.m.on Saturday next, October 2.

The Minor footballers, having been 9 points up at half time, survived a late surge from the Starlights in the county semi final in Hollymount on Sunday last to win by two points 1-14 to 2-9 and will now meet Ballinastraw Gaels in Wexford Park next Sunday, October 3 at 1.45 p.m. in the curtain raiser of the senior football game.


A new walking club has been formed in the parish called the Shelmalier Walking Club to cater for the ever increasing interest in walking and exercising in recent years. The obvious need for such a club has also arisen with the enormous demand for the use of the walking track in Hollymount. The new club is open to anyone who is interested in walking and exercise and it is the clubs intention to have regular leisurely walks throughout the county and beyond.

At the inaugural meeting of the club in Hollymount on Tuesday night last of last week the following officers were elected:Denise Feeney (Chairperson) Margaret Byrne (Secretary) Margaret Murphy (Treasurer) and Regina Kehoe (PRO) Anyone wishing to join the club or find out more information about their activities should ring Denise on 086-7302249. Additional information will be given out in the coming weeks.


The Shelmalier GAA club had no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 3,18,21 & 29. There were six match 3 winners, Paddy Murphy, Denis & Helen Redmond, Cathal Harding, Fiona McCool, Owen Gethings, Charlie Gaule who share €200. Next week's Jackpot will be €3,600.

Curracloe United AFC had no winner last Sunday of their jackpot but had 9 match 3 winners who received €20 each, Nicole Harding-Kenny, Kilmacoe; Tommy Carthy, Ballinacoola; Jack `Tim` Murphy, Winning Post, Curracloe; Eileen Furlong, Curracloe; Mary Kingston, Ballina; Charlotte McCormack, Ferrycarrig; John Hanrahan, Hotel Curracloe; Peter Ryan, John Street, Wexford. Next weekend's jackpot stands at €8,500 and the draw will take place in the Tavern on Sunday night, October 3.

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