Wednesday 13 December 2017



You can now visit the Castlebridge show website at www.castlebridgeshow. com. Grateful thanks to Lorna Murphy, St. Ibars Villas for setting up the website.


The Castlebridge Tidy Towns committee would like to thank the Midlife Crisis motorbike group for their donation of €500, This money will be spent on flowers and paint to enhance the village.


There was a good attendance at the end of year/Graduation Mass which was celebrated by Fr. Fitzpatrick in Curracloe church on Friday, June 24.

The 17 sixth class pupils were presented with certificates and they performed a song and dance for the congregation. Mr. Mick Garry on behalf of the Parents Association thanked the school community for all the work done during the year.

Presentations were made on behalf of the Board of Management/ Parents Association to Elaine Rossiter SNA, Mrs. Torpey Resource Teacher and Ms. Lambkin Infant Teacher who are leaving the school this year. We wish them every happiness.

Those who are now heading off to secondary level education are Ciara Byrne, Larah Campbell, Tara Da Silva, Jean Dwyer, Aisling Feeney, Jessica Harding, Ellie Lowney, Jennifer Murphy, Chloe Cloney, Rebecca Spring, Conor CreanMurphy, Dylan Cullen-O'Reilly, James Doyle, Stuart Fanning, Seán Keane-Carroll, Jamie Larkin-Furlong, Jack Murphy. A very enjoyable sports day was held on Tuesday of last week in the local soccer pitch. The school will close on Thursday of this week at 12 for the summer holidays.


The Weigh Lighter, nutrition and weight loss programme is now operating its class at Castlebridge community centre at the earlier time of 5.30 to 6.30 p.m every Thursday. Why not join the class to look good and feel great this summer. For further class details check out or phone Frances on 051-560709.


Congratulations to the 25 boys and girls who graduated from Curracloe Community Playgroup Limited on Friday of last week. Best wishes to all of them for the future.


Taekwondo classes take place in Castlebridge hall on Mondays and Thursdays from 4.30 - 5.30 p.m and on Saturday from 1.30 - 2.30 p.m. Special Ninja classes for 3-6 year olds take place on Saturday from 11.30 a.m to 12.15 p.m. For further details contact John Phillips on 086-3893382.


There will be a VHI Cul Camp (hurling, football, camogie) in Hollymount from July 11-15 inclusive. You can book on line at


The Shels U14 footballers had two great wins last week. In the game against OLI/St. Fintan's & Sarsfields. Aaron O` Neill, Joe Redmond and Sean Keane were best in defence, Cian Manley and Enda Cloake dominated midfield, Paul McCleane, Jody Donohoe and Dan Campbell were the best of the forwards.

In the second game, best were Gareth Jones, Kevin Harte, Nathan Murphy and Peter Doyle in defence, and Dylan Potter, Shane Neville, and Liam Rockett in the forwards. Nick Whelan and Shane Pierce impressed when introduced.

Thirty five of the U8's made the trip to Wexford Park recently for U21 hurling semi final between Wexford and Laois. The boys all received goody bags upon arriving and all had a great time. Many thanks to Sheila Roche and Mary O`Leary for organizing the whole occasion, Philip and Mary O`Leary for the bus, Denis Jackman, Tomas Scallan and Sheila Roche for the refreshments and to all the parents and helpers.

The second football team were beaten by Tara Rocks 1-15 to 0-7 in the league recently. A great save by Paddy Murphy, points from Brian Kirwan, Brian Tobin and Niall Stafford were not enough for a win.


There was no winner this week of the Shelmalier GAA club lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 4, 7, 13, 19. There were twelve match 3 winners. Carmel Parker, Karen Malone, Seamus Harding, Annette Barron, Mr & Mrs David Kavanagh, Mr & Mrs B. Nolan, Stephen Kelly, Noel Howlin, Marian Ryan, Paul Kickham, Frank O' Brien, Pat Doyle and each received €17. Next week's jackpot is €11,200.


Grateful thanks to all who supported and took up the recent collection at Curracloe church for the Wexford branch of the Downs Syndrome Association. The amount collected was €430.


Last week was a busy one with school tours. 6th class pupils had a great time in the Lets Go summer camp in DCU sports centre on Thursday while the 5th class went to Sheilbaggan outdoor dentre on Friday. The 3rd class went to Hook Lighthouse, Tintern Abbey and Kennedy Park on Monday and junior and senior infants visited Carrigbyrne farm on Tuesday.

The school got involved in the Henry bear blanketeers project (for sick children) for the first time this year and managed to complete four blankets. Marie Jones presented the school with a certificate on behalf of the project. The end of year mass was held on Monday, June 20. 6th class pupils had their graduation ceremony in the community centre on Monday evening where they were presented with medals and certificates.


Work continues at Castlebridge community garden at Nunns house every Saturday morning. If you have an hour to spare or you would like to visit the garden feel free to call in. This will be a garden for everyone in Castlebridge. This project is the initiative of the Community Development committe, a local voluntary group. Check them out on facebook.


Pat Whitney has organised a charity swim in conjunction with the Alcatraz swim in San Fancisco, to take place in Curracloe on Saturday, July 2 at 5 p.m. Registration will take place in The Winning Post, Curracloe. There is a short swim and a long swim.

The long swim is approximately 1 mile, the short swim is as long as you are able for. Entry fee is €25 which includes refreshments in Hotel Curacloe after the swim. Contact Pat Whitney on 0868172231 or Ian Lawlor on 087-2696983 for an entry form or further details or download registration form on

Proceeds are in aid of the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis in conjunction with Alcatraz swim in San Fancisco in September. The main sponsors are Hotel Curracloe.


The annual Screen street party will take place on Sunday, July 10 and the committee are guaranteeing a great day out for all family members. The official opening will be performed by the Wexford Camogie All-Ireland champions.

A Spud Nua competition, open to all enthusiastic back garden spud growers will be held and entries must be in by July 4. Entry fee here is ?10. For details and bookings contact Breda on 0876785113.

The day will begin with a cake stall in the church grounds after the 11 a.m Mass. Donations of home baked produce can be dropped off before Mass. There will be free teas and coffees served at the cake stall. All other events will begin at 2 p.m.

There will be an outdoor bandstand with 10 different live bands all day/night with street comedy by Madcaps, local Mummers and Irish dancing and lots more street entertainment acts. There will be a full outdoor bar, BBQ, and kids activities of all types in the school grounds. If you can give an hours help with supervision for the childrens events, please contact Kevin on 086-8655105.

Unfortunately the dog show has had to be cancelled. There will be a mini digger challenge, duck race, inter-pub tug of war, Puc Fada with Larry O`Gorman and lots more. There will also be a raffle with a top prize of €500 sponsored by Phelim Byrne. The evening will conclude with `beat on the street` rocking live bands and a disco. There is free local pick up and reduced fare on return by KDK Cabs.

All proceeds to St. Vincent de Paul which specifically helps local needs and Screen national school. Further queries should be directed to Dave Rossiter on 086-6056334 or Nigel Quaid on 0872600438.


Theresa and the Stars play at the Porterhouse in Castlebridge every Thursday night at 10 p.m. and will continue to play there every week for the months of June/July and August. A raffle takes place each week and proceeds from same will go to Bothar. Your generous support would be appreciated


The end of year Mass was celebrated by Fr. Jim Fitzpatrick in Screen church last Tuesday with teachers, staff, pupils and parents in attendence.

Afterwards the 6th class pupils of 2010 and their families were invited to plant a tree in the school garden, as they did not get an opportunity to do last year due to the building work.

The open & sports day was held last week and the day began with music in the school hall. The 6th class pupils were presented with thei r certificates by Principal Nicola Roche after a few words of guidance which was followed by a treeplanting ceremony. The sports day concluded with a presentation of medals to all pupils which were kindly sponsored by Seanie & Marguerite Murphy and family.

A big thank you to all the volunteers on the day, the DJ for adding a great atmosphere and all who helped in anyway to make the day such a success. Best wishes to all the sixth class pupils for the future.


Curracloe United AFC had no winner last weekend of their lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 9, 10, 21 & 24. There were 2 match 3 winners and each received €75 each, Jim Curran, Ballyvaloo and Eddie Cullen, Ferns. Next weekends jackpot is €3,750 and the draw will take place in the Tavern on Sunday night, July 3.


Walk on Wednesday 7 p.m at Redmond road. Walk on Sunday next at the Raven at 9 a.m. Friday walk on July 8 at 8pm at Eden Vale in Castlebridge. Contact 0867302249 for further details.

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