Tuesday 17 September 2019



A coffee morning will take place in the community centre, Castlebridge on Wednesday, July 4 from 9.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. All proceeds in aid of the local Reading Rooms. Your generous support would be appreciated.


The Over the Water Vintage club will hold a meeting in the Parochial house, Ballymurn this evening, Wednesday, June 20 at 9 p.m. All are most welcome to attend.


Due to the pyjamas party being cancelled for obvious reasons, Bridget Curran will instead hold a Table Quiz in Furlongs of Curracloe on Wednesday, June 20 at 8pm. All proceeds will go straight to the two orphanages in Kenya at which she will be volunteering from June 28 to July 12. Entry fee is €20 for a table of four persons.

There will also be a raffle with some great prizes on the night. Do go along and join in the craic for a very worthy cause. DJ John Furlong will be M.C. for the night.


The Hope cancer support centre in Enniscorthy will hold a summer solstice ceremony of light and healing on Curracloe beach this Thursday, June 21at 8 p.m. Why not join them for a very special evening of light and healing. Bring a candle, wear yellow and all together everyones spirits will be lifted.


Calling all actors, whether budding or in full bloom. The Bridge Drama society are hosting an acting and directing workshop in the community centre, Castlebridge on Friday, August 31 from 7 to 9.30 p.m. and on Saturday, September 1 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Tutor is Anne Mekitarian. The cost per person is €15. For further information please contact Paul on 0861919685.


The Shelmalier senior footballers finally got their 2012 campaign up and running this week with a win over Adamstown, 011 to 0- 8. Having lost their two previous games this was a must win outing for the boys and a quarter final berth is now back in sight. Best for the Shels were Craig Mc Cabe, Aidan Murphy, Marc Walsh, Derek Walsh and Dre O'Brien.

The Shels third football team celebrated their first win in the championship against Sarsfields third team. Goals from Barry Redmond, James Shiggins and Graham Staples left the half-time score 3-5 to 0-5. In the second half, Damien Doyle and the tight marking Conor O'Shaughnessy were introduced to good effect.

All new/returning members are welcome. Just phone Richard (Butch) Barlow on 086- 6886889 or Tom Tynan on 087- 6200207.

The U14 hurlers played their third game of this years championship against a strong St. Martin's and lost out 3-14 to 39. The team consisted of Adam Howlin, Kevin Harte, Sean Keane, Niall Hearne, Jamie Furlong, Conor Hearne (0-3) Mark Power, Michael O Rourke, Craig Parker, Chris Cowman, Liam Rockett (1-05) Dan Campbell (1-0) Kyle Roche (0-1) Sean Reidy (1-0) James Doyle and the subs were Shane Pierce, Peter Doyle, Stuart Fanning, Cillian Tobin and Ross Banville. All reports in full on


The village of Castlebridge and indeed the wider community is in shock this week with the news of the death of Mai Kelly, 32, Oak Tree Heights, Castlebridge, following a car crash last week. Mai, who was in her 30`s leaves behind her daughters Stephanie and Aideen, partner Perrie, her Mother, Carmel, brothers Shane and Eugene and sister Ann and extended family members. She was also pre-deceased by her Father Michael.

A happy-go-lucky woman, she involved herself in community life in the village, being a vibrant and enthusiastic member of the youth club and other groups. She will be sorely missed. Her funeral Mass was celebrated in Castlebridge church on Monday afternoon last with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. May she rest in peace.


The Shelmalier GAA club are urgently requesting help any Tuesday or Wednesday between 7-9 p.m for the annual clean up and painting of their premises. If you are a member, supporter or parent, please lend a hand, don't leave it to others. It is your club.


The Castlebridge Day Care centre is now closed for the summer months and will re-open again in early September. Both the mens and Art groups will continue until mid-July.


The Shelmalier GAA club had no winner of their Jackpot draw on June 11. The numbers drawn were 1, 9, 11 & 30. There were three match 3 winners, Patsy & Theresa Roche, Tom Dunphy, Fr. Jim Fitzpatrick.


Forever fit/dance fitness/body toning ongoing classes will resume in Screen hall on Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Classes for all levels and beginners welcome too. Its pay as you go. Call Amanda Burke on 087-9713339 for more class information.


The Community Games Athletic finals take place in Craanford this coming Saturday, June 23. All athletes from the local area who have qualified are asked to be in attendance by 9 a.m. for the parade which will be followed immediately by the events themselves.

Area Singlets will be handed out by the adults and athletes are asked to wear black knicks, white socks and runners for the parade. Help is also needed from the parents to help take care of the children during the day.


Members of the Castlebridge Weigh Lighter nutrition & weight loss class are invited to join together with family, friends and Weigh Lighter members from across the county on Sunday, July 1 for a funfilled 10k walk around the beautiful Raven Wood loop at Curracloe.

The sponsored walk is being held in order to raise much needed funds for the Hope Cancer Support centre in Enniscorthy. The walk will begin at 11.30 a.m. at the entrance to the wood and will be followed at 1.30 p.m by a healthy summer picnic, so pack your goodies. For added team spirit wear purple on the day.

Sponsorship cards are available at your local class which takes place at Castlebridge community centre every Monday from 7- 8 p.m. or by contacting Frances on 051-560709. Full details including a training plan are available at


St. Ibars/Shelmaliers U8 girls are training very hard each Monday evening from 6.30 - 7.30 p.m and their skills are really improving. The under 10 girls played their first mini league game in Grantstown on Saturday last against Bannow/Ballymitty. The girls enjoyed the two games which were played indoors due to the bad weather and the parents too enjoyed the games.

It is great to see how well the girls are improving. They are guided under the capable hands of John, Austin, Tom and Trish. The under 12 girls played their second game last Wednesday, June 13 in Rathnure. It was a very close game and on the final whistle the Ibars girls came out on top 3-1 to 1-5. Well done to the girls and their manager Paul Kenny. Wishing them the best of luck this evening as they take on St Martins in Hollymount at 6.30 p.m. Your support is always apreciated.

Best of luck to the U14 team in the Roinn 1 championship on Saturday next, June 23. The team is away to Monageer/Boolavogue. The under 16 girls are getting ready for their first game on June 27 which is away to Castletown at 7 p.m in Roinn 1 of the League championship.

Best of luck to the junior team taking part in in the final on Friday night, June 22 June. At time of going to press no details available on time or venue. Well done to the senior team who had a good win over Thomastown in a challenge game in Hollymount on Sunday evening last which saw them win 3-10 to 2-5.


Fr. James Cullen, Garrylough, Screen, will be ordained to the Priesthood in the Cathedral, Enniscorthy on Sunday next, June 24. Our good wishes go out to him for the future. Fr. James will say Mass in Castlebridge church on Wednesday, June 27.

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