Thursday 22 August 2019



The weekly winners of the cards in Hotel Curracloe were George Doran and Julia Murphy. The Easter final will be played on Wednesday, April 20th at 9pm sharp.


The Caslebridge Midlife Crisis Motorcycle club are holding their second annual bike run on Sunday, May 1st, setting off at 3pm from the school where a field day will also take place. Around 80 bikes took part last year and over €5000 was raised for St Ibars school.

This year, Castlebridge school, Castlebridge Tidy Towns and the Senior Citizens group are to be the beneficiaries. There will be music on an outdoor stage in the Porterhouse at 4pm with a disco in the lounge for the kids.

A raffle for a Honda 50 and a tattoo artist are just some of the attractions that will take place. If you wish to take part, sponsership cards are available from Colm at Flanagans shop. For further information please contact Colm on 086-3991168, Dermot on 087-9178423 or Pete on 0862440795.


Congratulations to Jack Murphy who continued his winning streak representing St. Ibar's Boxing club at a recent competition in Ferns; to Lauren Kelly who was very successful in a recent gymnastics competition and to Shauna Moyle on her recent achievements in Taekwondo.

The girls Rackard League Mini 7's camogie team were beaten 1-1 by Monageer in the final.

They played a great match and well done to all the players. The girls Rackard League camogie team got off to a great start on Tuesday of last week when they beat Craanford.

We wish them all the best in the rest of the competition. Many thanks to all the parents who sponsored Easter eggs for the raffle and to all the children who bought tickets.

Proceeds of the raffle will be divided between Aid Relief for Japan and the school funds. The school staff wish all the pupils a very happy Easter and to remind them that the school re-opens on Tuesday, May 3.


Well done to everyone who supported the recent raffle which was in aid of Focus Ireland's Four Peaks challenge. Miss Dempsey's class organised the raffle and they and Mr. Brown's 6th class sponsored in the prizes.

total amount raised was €560. Congratulations to the boys and girls of Mr Brown and Miss Dempsey's 6th classes who received their Confirmation on Saturday, April 16th in Castlebridge church.

The celebrant was Monsignor Denis Lennon. Well done to the girls who won their first round Rackard league match last week which was against Craanford.

Their next match takes place on Thursday, May 5 against Ferns. The school is undergoing a refurbishment at the monent with the staffroom being revamped.

Work is proceeding on the Astroturf Basketball court which will be a great addition to the school.

The new extension is up and running. The new Learning Support rooms are also a great benefit to the school. Mick Redmond from the Castlebridge Show committee has been hard at work in the vegetable garden.

He has been preparing drills and together with some of the pupils planted cabbage, cauliflower and beetroot plants. The incredbile edbiles are also doing well and the seeds are now beginning to sprout.



The AGM of the Castlebridge Horticultural and Agricultural show was held on Friday, April 1 in the community centre. The following committee were elected:Billy Murphy (Chairman) Jimmy Nolan (Vice-Chairman) Breda Conroy (Secretary) Ibar Cloake (Treasurer) Aileen Cloake (PRO) Jim Kinsella, Regina Kehoe, Carol O'Malley, Stanley Warren, Alma Roche, John McCleane, Lorna Murphy, Mick Redmond, Ann Murphy (committee members).

The Chairman welcomed everyone and thanked all who continue to support the show. Detailed reports were presented by Ibar Cloake Treasurer and Secretary Breda Conroy. They look forward to another successful show in 2011. If you have unwanted bric-a-brac, toys, etc. please contact Ann McCleane or any committee member.


The Castlebridge community garden is finally up and running, so if you have some time on your hands over the Easter holidays and beyond and would like to volunteer your services do not hesitate to contact Mary at 087-4136200.


The Shels under-14 hurlers participated in the Feile hurling recently at Buffers Alley. In a group of four, with Naomh Eanna, Oulart the Ballagh and Buffers Alley, and with only one team going forward, there was no room for error. The team met Naomh Eanna in the first game and despite hurling well the Gorey outfit were too strong and won by eight points. Gorey actually reached the Feile final. Next up they took on Oulart and won by four points.

The host team were the final opponents and as expected it was a tough match. After some lovely hurling the Shels ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-7 to 3-0. A great day was had by all and the management team of Myles Doyle, Fergie Parker, James Murphy, Liam O Neill and Eamon Manley hold out high hopes for this team in the under-14 championship.

The junior hurling team lost to Rathnure C on a scoreline 1-12 to 1-10. The Shels went into the break 0-4-to 0-7 down. Rathnure started the stronger in the second half scoring 1-1 but the Shels dug deep and slowly but surely closed the gap. Despite a goal from Des Kehoe, they had left too much to do and finished 2 points adrift. The senior hurling team had a great win over Bunclody away on Sat evening last. At time of going to press the Shels senior hurlers will meet Ferns in Wexford park at 7 p.m. on Easter Sunday in the first round of the championship. The junior team will play Faythe Harriers in Taghmon on Easter Monday at 6.30 p.m. Check for further information and full reports.


Curracloe United AFC had no winner of the weekly jackpot and 16 match 3 winners who received ?14 each. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 4, 9 and 16. The winners were Piaras Cashman, c/o Sean Murphy; Lorraine Howlin, Ballyhowbeg; Owen Parker, Killelan; Joe Doyle c/o John Furlong; P.J. Redmond Screen; Noel Howlin, Ballinablake; Eamonn and Colum c/o C and C; John Furlong, Curracloe; Jack Tim Murphy, Curracloe; Ian Hearne, Ballina; Treacy Hall, c/o Tavern; Eileen & John Furlong Curracloe; Mat Bone c/o Bones; Seamus Ryan, Coolcotts; Sonny O`Leary,jnr, Curracloe; Ann Carty, Curracloe. Next weekends draw will take place in the Tavern on Sunday night next, April 24 and the jackpot is ?15,750.


Easter services in Castlebridge Mass on Holy Thursday, April 21 will be celebrated at 7.30 p.m and this will be followed by Holy Hour from 8-9 pm.

Good Friday ceremonies will begin at 3 p.m and Stations of the Cross will be held at 7.30 p.m. The Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday will be offered up at 9 p.m. and Mass on Easter Sunday will be at the usual times of 8 a.m. and 10. 30 a.m.


Castlebridge will send two young people to World Youth Day to be held in Madrid in August.

The parish will be represented by Lauren O'Reilly and Jennifer Maguire. To help offset the costs, a fund raising Coffee morning will take place in the community centre on Friday, May 6 from 9.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.

Your generous support would be appreciated. A Prayer Service for the youths will also be held in St. Aidans Cathedral, Enniscorthy on Good Friday at 7.30 p.m. There are still a few places left on the Madrid trip, so if there is anyone out there willing to go, please hand your name in at the parochial house.


The next wednesday evening walk is (this evening) at 7pm meeting at the Wexford Bus Premises, Redmond Sq., Wexford (new members welcom). The next weekend walk is Monday 25th April meeting at the Shelmalier GAA Pitch and pooling cars to do the Rosslare My Run 10K (walk). For further details please contact Denise on (086) 7302249 or check us out on