Friday 17 November 2017



Castlebridge school children enjoyed a great day at the Rural school sports held in Bree on Wednesday of last week. A number of pupils made the semi-final and finals of various events. Micheal Lalor won a bronze medal in the 100m under 14 final and Zoe O'Leary took a bronze in the Long Jump.

The girls from 5th and 6th classes travelled to Navan last Thursday where they competed in the FAI Leinster finals. They finished 3rd overall but were unfortunately beaten 2-1 by Malahide in a game they probably deserved to win. Many thanks to the parents who travelled with them on the day.

The Sprocket Rocket cycling programme is continuing in the school. Pat Whitney is the course co-ordinator and he has commented on the high standard of the pupils. This will run for the next couple of weeks.

The school is collecting mobile phones for the Jack & Jill Foundation. Old mobiles would be greatly appreciated. The school is also collecting computer games and these games must be compatible with Xbox, Playstation 2 & 3, Ds, DSi XL & DS3d, be under 3 years of age, be in reasonable condition and in its own box and cover.


The Over the Water Vintage club are proposing to run a bus trip to a vintage rally in Moynalty, Co. Meath on Sunday, August 14. Anyone wishing to travel should contact Nicky on 086-2847368 or Martin on 085-1740984 or any club member


Curracloe United AFC had no winner of their weekly jackpot last weeekend. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 12 & 27. There were no match 3 winners either and €300 will be shared among them next week and the jackpot stands at €2,500. The draw will take place in the Roadhouse on Sunday, May 29.


On Thursday, May 12, sixth class pupils went to the Raven Reserve where they started with a scavenger hunt, followed by pond-dipping and mini-beast identification. They were also taught about sand dune conservation and went on a bug hunt. Sincere thanks to Deirdre Twoomey (Education Officer for Wildfowl Reserve) for her guidance and expertise.

This week they are off to Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis club for a 'round robin' tournament. They have been learning how to play tennis in school and are looking forward to playing in a club.

Congratulations to Siobhán Doolan who won a medal at the school sports in Bree last week. All classes will be participating in a water safety talk with Paul Redmond this Thursday, May 26.

This Friday ( May 27) will be a big day for all in Curracloe school. Mr. Pat Goff, head of the Irish Primary Principals' Network will raise the Green Flag for the school. The Parents Association have organised catering from Hotel Curracloe and entertainment from Buí Bolg and 'Fox in the Bin' from Wexford County Council. All parents and members of the community are welcome to attend.


Suitable candidates are being sought by Bridge Rovers AFC for the following vacancies:-A team manager and assistant; B team manager and assistant and C team manager and assistant. All candidates must have at least some experience at managerial level. If interested please contact Kelvin Sweeney on 053-9159238 or Willie O`Reilly on 053-9159334.


The Shelmalier juvenile hurlers had another good win in the championship with a victory over Craanford in Hollymount on Sunday last, aided by 3 goals courtesy of Michael Feeney, Simon Donohoe & James Cash. Glen Murphy, Craig McCabe, AJ Lehane, Paraic O'Leary and Shane Birney were on the Wexford minor football team that went down to Meath recently. The boys gave a great account of themselves and did their club proud. There was no winner of this week's Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 9,14,19,31. There were four match 3 winners, Eileen Murphy, Liam O'Keefe, John Hearne Snr, & John Tennant and each received €50. Next week's Jackpot will be €10,200.


The next Wednesday evening walk is this evening, at 7 p.m., meeting at the Wexford Bus Premises, Redmond Square, Wexford (new members are welcome).

The next Sunday walk is on May 29 at the Raven, Curracloe, meeting in the the carpark at 9 a.m. The next Friday walk is on May 27 at the new walking track at Shelmalier GAA Pitch at 8p.m.

For further details contact Denise on (086) 7302249. Check us out on


Matt Murphy, Castlebridge is holding a fund raising social night out in White's of Wexford on Sunday, June 5. All proceeds from same will go to the Alzheimers Association of Ireland. Tickets cost €10 each and will be available at the door on the night.

Among those who will entertain you during the evening will be the Reverend Tenors; Joe Monahan; Martin Codd, jnr; Joe Hickey; Kitty Mahon; Andy Doyle; Anita Cullen; the Bride Street Folk Choir and the Castlebridge Traditional group. MC for the occasion will be Liam Spratt. your generous support for this worthy cause would be appreciated.


Send those news items, meeting notices and reports to or phone Anne on 086-1980775 by Sunday night or by 12 noon on a Friday in the event of a bank holiday.

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