OVER THE WATER
Castlebridge Community Development Co-op are holding cookery classes with Liam Forde beginning on Monday, May 9 at 10 a.m in the community centre. The informal classes will demonstrate simple meal solutions and should be lots of fun so please book early as places are limited. To reserve a place please contact Diarmuid on 087-1300199 or 0539155811.
WORLD YOUTH DAY
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. 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.
ANNUAL BIKE RUN
The Caslebridge Midlife Crisis Motorcycle club are holding their second annual bike run on Sunday, May 1, setting off at 3 p.m from the school where a field day will also take place. Around 80 bikes took part last year and last year 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. A registration fee of €10 per bike will apply.
There will be music on an outdoor stage in the Porterhouse at 4 p.m 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 086-2440795.
The winners of the Easter final partners 45 in Hotel Curracloe were Julia Murphy & Denis Kelly. Runners-up were Bridget Curran & Kathleen Murphy, Larry O'Shaughnessy & Murt Kelly, Sean Allen & Denis Kenneally. Winners of runners up final were Tracey Hall & Angela Griffith. Card sessions are now over for the summer and will recommence in early October. Thanks to all who supported same.
The Shels GAA club had no winner of this weeks Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 17, 24, 25 & 27. There were no match 3 winners. Next week's match 3 win or share €400 and next weeks jackpot is €9,400. Well done to Paraic O'Leary, AJ Lehane, Craig McCabe, Shane Birney and Glen Murphy (vice captain) who played with the Wexford minor footballers recently and also to Conor Tobin who is on the panel with the Wexford minor hurlers.
Congratulation to Jody Donohoe and Joseph Redmond, Curracloe who made the county under 14 hurling development squad. The Shelmalier minor football team continued their defence of their county title in impressive fashion recently with a well earned 1-15 to 0-9 victory over a fancied Ballinastraw Gaels (Kilanerin/ Tara Rocks). Best on the day, in defence Eoghan Nolan, Graham Staples, Simon Donohue and Neal Rossiter, while James Cash. Niall Tobin, Simon Murphy and Kevin O'Connor impressed in attack. Thanks to all who attended the official opening of the clubs walkway in Hollymount. This is a great facility for the community and all are welcome to use it.
The Castlebridge/Crossabeg Community Games area continue to be involved in the outdoor team events. The under 10 footballers will meet a team from Ballycanew this week in round 2 while the Kilmore girls conceded to the girls under 12 footballers as they had only 10 players and this puts the girls into the semi-final. The under 12 boys Soccer side went down 8-1 to a strong Enniscorthy side last week. Team members were Liam Evans, David Harte, Kyle Ferguson-Murphy, Aaron Doyle, Nathan O`Rourke, Mark Doyle, Dion Donovan, Cathal Devereux, Oran Maddock and Liam Banville.
The under 12 girls soccer side took on a team from Taghmon and came through on a 4-0 scoreline. The team were comfortably 3-0 up at half time and sealed the game with a fourth goal in the second half to win out. Goal scorers were Siobhan Doolan (2) Sinead Ronan-John (1) and Laura Campbell (1). The full panel of players consisted of Fiona Kinsella, Sadbh McCarthy, Chloe Mythen, Finola Monahan, Sarah Kenny-Harding, Mickaela Lanigan, Ailish Neville, Cationa Kinsella, Kirsty Fanning, Sinead RonanJohn, Siobhan Doolan and Laura Campbell. This puts the team into the semifinal.
The under 11 hurlers bowed out of the competition last week going down by just one point to a team from Craanford. This was a very sporting game and with just a couple of minutes to go to full time, Castlebridge/Crossabeg were awarded two long frees which just went wide of the crossbar. The final score was 3-4 to Craanford 2-6 to Castlebridge/Crossabeg.
The under 12 and under 14 Skittles teams will both play teams from Taghmon in the semi-finals and these matches have been fixed for May 4 in Taghmon. The matches are set for 3.30 p.m and 5 p.m.
The Panto Society would like to thank everyone who turned out last Saturday and Tuesday to clean up the roadside rubbish on the following roads leading to the village, Garrylough Mill road, Ballyfarogue and Cooneys Cross, Hills road, the Old Corner to Glenbough. Well done to everyone young and old. This will be an ongoing event until September. It's not too late to put your name down to give a hand as they need more people to help to make the job easier.
This Wednesday (April 27) they are meeting at Ballyfarnogue at 6.45 p.m. to make a start on the main road from there to Garrylough Mill. This a big job so if you have an hour to spare they need as much help as possible. Gloves and bags will be supplied but if you have a rubbish picker or grabber please bring it with you. Around 94 bags of rubbish were brought to the County Council dump on Wednesday morning last to be disposed of.
The development committee under the guidence of Fr. Jim Fitzpatrick have made a start on tidying the village by cutting a big tree which was overlooking the old graveyard. Well done to Pat, John, Frank, Colm and Fr. Jim. In the coming weeks the committee will be undertaking more work in the village to help improve the look of it and make the village look beautiful.
Curracloe United AFC had no winner last weekend of their jackpot. The winning numbers were 1, 2, 11 & 25. There was one match 3 winner, Darragh and Eoin Howlin, Ballyhoo, Screen, who received €150. Next weekends jackpot stands at €16,000 and the draw takes place in the Tavern.
Grateful thanks to all who collected and subscribed to the collection last weekend for the Irish Wheelchair Association at Curracloe church. The amount taken up was €480. Thanks also to each and everyone who helped raise €325 for SELF HELP Africa a couple of weeks ago.
SHELMALIER WALKING CLUB
The next wednesday evening walk is (this evening) at 7pm, meeting at the Wexford Bus Premises, Redmond Sq., Wexford (new members welcome).
The next Sunday walk is on May 1st at the Raven Loop Walk, Curracloe meeting in the car park at 9am. For further details contact Denise on (086) 7302249. Check us out on www.shelmaliers.ie
ITEMS FOR COLUMN
Items are always welcome. Please email notes to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Anne on 086-1980775 by Sunday night or by 12 noon on a Friday in the event of a bank holiday.