Monday 21 October 2019



Curracloe Tidy Village commitee would like to thank everyone who supported them during the past year. The group were only formed in June but now that they are up and running, they hope to make a positive impact in Curracloe. With the winter setting in, meetings wont be as frequent, but parishioners will be given notice. The next litter pick is on Saturday, October 22 between 9-10.30 p.m. and all are asked to meet at the school. Do feel free to go along and join the group. CARDS

The weekly winners of partners 45 in Hotel Curracloe were Sim Donohoe, and Murt Kelly. Cards continue every Thursday night at 9 p.m. until Christmas. All are welcome. GAA ACTION

Pride of place in the Shelmalier GAA club this weeks goes to the minor footballers who had a comprehensive win over Fethard 3-10 to 1-8 in Wexford park. Captain Glen Murphy accepted the cup on the teams behalf. Well done to manager Aidan O'Leary and his selectors Mick Ryan, Myles Doyle and Clive LawlerRyan. The senior hurlers lost to Askamore this week in Monamolin on a 1-11 to 2-10 scoreline. The defence, in particular Aidan Murphy and Clive Lawler-Ryan shone on the day. They now face Oylegate on Saturday next, October 22 at a venue to be announced, in one final chance to retain senior status.

The junior hurlers had to be content with a draw against Rapparee's (1-9 each) and both sides must play again. Des Kehoe scored the goal after good work by Darren Malone and Stephen Whelan. Fergie Parker and Kevin O'Leary were particularly strong in defence. DEEPEST SYMPATHY

The Shelmalier GAA Club would like to extend deepest sympathy to the family of the late Pat Sheil who sadly passed away last week. Pat, who during a long playing career with the Shelmaliers always wore the black and amber with pride and committment.

The club also extends their sympathies to the family and relations of the late Emer Maher, Barntown, sister of club Coiste Na nOg secretary Donal Power and to the family of the late Johnny Creane-Murphy, father of Denise, Chairperson of the Walking club and father-in-law of Coiste Na nOg Chairman Noel Feeney. Johnny was a former juvenile and minor player with the Ardcolm team in the 1940's. EVENING OF COMEDY

If you missed the Bridge Drama groups `Evening of Comedy` last weekend in Castlebridge or Screen, you have another chance to see it this coming weekend. The group will be staging the show in the Talbot hotel on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, commencing at 8 o' clock nightly. The show is guaranteed to make you laugh and to brighten up the dark evenings. Tickets are available at the door. LOCAL LOTTOS

The Shelmlaier GAA club had no winner of the jackpot on Sunday week last. The numbers drawn were 5, 11, 14 & 19. There were five match three winners, Brenda O`Brien, John Hearne, snr, Gary Doyle, Mr. P.O`Gorman and John Sunderland and each received €40.

Curracloe United AFC had no winner of their jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 7,10, 11 & 22. There was one match three winner, Graham Staples, Galbally, Curracloe who received €150. Next weekends jackpot stands at €4,000 and the draw will take place in the Tavern. CAMOGIE

The O'Duffy Cup, Wexford's prize for winning the Senior All-Ireland, will be brought to Hotel Curracloe this Saturday, October 22, so please go along to support the girls.

There will be another cup to accompany it, as the St. Ibar's/Shelmalier Seniors won the Leinster sevens in Clane, Co. Kildare, on Saturday last, beating Erin's Isle of Dublin in the final by 5-12 to 1-4 after earlier victories over St. Jude's (Dublin), Oylegate, Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) and Birr (Offaly). Well done to Mary Cullen, Fiona Cullen, Leona Tector, Kate Kelly (capt.), Sharron Daly, Bridget Curran, Shelly Doyle, Ciara Donohoe, Niamh Potter, Caroline Curran and mentors Alan Aherne and Kathleen Dooley.

The team wore black armbands and a minute's silence was observed before the first game for the late Pat Sheil, a great stalwart of the club over many years, who passed to his eternal reward on Wednesday last after a long battle against illness. The sympathy of all club members is extended to Mary, Therese, Mikey, Kevin, Paddy and John.

There was a great response to Under18 training on Friday last, with the team due to begin its championship campaign on November 12. Anyone eligible and interested should contact team manager Kate Kelly (087-6578756) whose fellow mentors are Alan Aherne, Laura Corrigan, Fiona Cullen and Kathleen Dooley. RACKARD LEAGUE

Round 3 of the girls Rackard league saw the Shelmalier team take on Piercestown in a must win game. This was a cracking game between two very well balanced teams.

Captain Sinead Ronan -John played a superb game centre forward with Kelley Scallan and Kara Doyle driving forward to create every scoring chance. The half back line Sadbh McCarthy, Deirdre Byrne and Caitlin Malone were consistently outstanding putting the Piercestown forwards under immense pressure. Goalie Mikaela Lanigan took the game in her stride playing short clever balls out to the wings. The hard working backs were consistently strong and held a strong Piercestown side off to 2-5 to 1-3 at half time.

After a tight first half a great second half was on the cards. Midfielders Siobhan Doolan & Fiona Kinsella won the throw in, laid it off to Chloe Mythen who gave a fantastic hand pass to the mighty Elearnor Lacey who planted the ball in the back of the net. Julia Halpin and Jamie Devereux were a tower of strength resulting in Shelmaliers deservingly winning the game 2-9 to 2-2. Caitlin Carroll, Aoife Fielding, Alison Doyle, Catherina Kinsella, Shannon Murphy, Sarah Doyle, Abbie Gaynor, Sarah Harding Kenny, Ellie Daly, Alison Doyle, Sinead Roland, Emma Rossiter, Ciara Forde, Amy Gainfort, Ailish Neville & Aine Fitzgerald all played their part in securing their place in the semi-final next week. HALLOWEEN PARTY

A Halloween party will take place on Sunday, October 30 in the Porterhouse, Castlebridge. John Kenny and Marty Kinsella will entertain throughout the night. CURRACLOE SCHOOL NEWS

The fifth and sixth class pupils went to the Tennis Club on Wednesday, October 12. Siobhán 'Sharapova' Doolan and Kyle 'Nadal' Roche provided great entertainment for the onlookers. The overall winners were Adam Kelly and Aaron Doyle. Kyle Roche and Grace Cahill put up a great fight in a very exciting final. Well done to all involved and thanks to Wexford Harbour Boat and the Tennis Club for the use of their facilities.

On Wednesday, September 7, Chris Wilson and Alan Maguire visited the school and gave the senior classes an audio visual tour of Wexford Harbour sights and sounds.

Pupils from classes 3/4/5/6 are busy practising for the Hallelujah Concert which will take place on Saturday, December 10. They will be performing in the largest choir in the world at the R.D.S in Dublin, while on Tuesday, October 25, they will be travelling to the Ferrycarrig Hotel for the 'Engineers Ireland Electro Magnetic show'. This show will highlight the importance and relevance of science and engineering in daily life and will cover the science curriculum areas of sound, magnetism, electricity, forces.

Next year's First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday, May 19 and Confirmation will take place on Thursday, April 19.

The parents and guardians Association have organised a bag packing fundraiser, which will take place in Dunnes stores, Wexford, on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. All support greatly appreciated. HALLOWEEN BALL

Bridge Rovers AFC will hold a Halloween Fancy Dress Ball in Castlebridge hall on Saturday, October 29 from 8 till late. There will be a 3 course meal, a band and a DJ, a bar extension and prizes for the `best dressed`. Tickets are priced at €25 or 2 for €45 and these are available in Londis of Castlebridge or by phoning 087-7740663. All proceeds in aid of the Bridge Rovers AFC Development fund. A great night out is on the cards. COLLECTION

A total of €265 was taken up at Curracloe church last weekend for the Irish Wheelchair Association. Grateful thanks to the collectors and all who subscribed so generously. CHILDRENS DISCO

A Kids Disco is being held on Sunday, October 30 in Castlebridge hall from 5-7 p.m with prizes for the best dressed boy and girl. There will also be an Art competition, party games, face painting etc. Admission is €3 and this includes free popcorn and juice. Tickets are available at the door. PARTY TIME AT FURLONGS

Why not celebrate Halloween at Furlongs bar and lounge, Curracloe where the proprietors will hold their annual halloween party for the community on Sunday, October 30. There will be a fancy dress party in the lounge for children from 7-9 p.m with games and a disco and prizes for the best costumes. There will be a free cocktail for the ladies later on with Angel card readings, adult games and lots more. DJ John will be on hand to keep the atmosphere high til late. Good entertainment guaranteed. FUNDRAISING PARTY

A fun night out in Freddies of Screen is planned for Saturday, October 29 with a quiz, prizes for the best fancy dress costumes, music and a disco. A raffle will also be held.

All proceeds/donations will go towards the setting up of a Foroige youth club in the Screen/Curracloe area. This is an over 18`s event and your support would be appreciated.

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