Monday 11 December 2017



Zumba dance fitness classes with Debbie Murphy are now being held in Castlebridge hall every Wednesday night from 7.30-8.30 p.m and commence this Wednesday, October 17. All levels welcome.

You can work at your own pace and burn an amazing 800-1500 calories per class. Debbies class focuses on fitness, fat loss and toning with various genres of music including popular chart hits. Drop in class and pay as you go. Concessions for more than one class. Why not start now and get in shape for the Festive season. Contact Debbie on 086-8122535 for further details.


The annual general meeting of the Castlebridge Community Development committee was held in the community centre on Tuesday October 9. The following committee was elected:-Paul Dempsey (Chairperson) Colm Byrne (Secretary) Mary Hamilton (Treasurer) Aileen Cloake (PRO) Hubert Tunney, Bill Walshe, Phyllis Gordon, Diarmuid Doolan, Sarah Kelly, Jane Keneally, Clive Wisdom, Siobhan McMahon, Ibar Cloake, Louise Callan, Martina Furlong (committee members) The committee expressed their appreciation and thanks to Phyllis Gordon who has been a dedicated and hardworking chairperson for many years. The next meeting will be held in the Reading Rooms on November 12 at 8 p.m.


After the fabulous success of the Shelmalier GAA clubs `Strictly club dancing night held recently, tickets are now available for the grand final which takes place on Sunday, October 28 in Whites hotel, Wexford. where the Shels will take on contestants from Glynn/Barntown and the Volunteers. Tickets will be available in Hollymount on Wednesday evening from 7.30 - 8.30 p.m. and early booking is advisable. You can also contact Paul Tobin on 086-1919685. Do go along and support the 3 pairs of finalists from the Shels club.


The Shels junior B football team captained by Darren Shiggins had a fantastic win overcoming Ballyhogue 5-11 to 2-5. A great team performance with Dessie Kehoe, Donal Power and Gary Murphy shining in defence. Midfield area was always in control with the Nolan father and son combination ably assisted by Brian O'Connor, Bobby Delaney and Darren Shiggins. The full forward line of Graham Staples, James Shiggins and Barry Redmond caused major problems for the Ballyhogue backs all day. The Shels now meet Horeswood in the final.

There is a DVD available of the county minor final which the Shels won overcoming the Starlights. The cost is €5. Contact Seamus O'Leary.

The under 21 football county semi final (confirmed ) against St. Annes takes place in Hollymount on Saturday, October 20 at 2 p.m. Extra time will be played if necessary. A place in the final against Glynn/Barntown awaits the victors. Good luck to Colm Tynan and the team.


Auditions will take place in Screen hall on Monday, October 22 at 8.30 p.m. for the cast for the forthcoming production of Dick Whittington. Do go along if you would like to be a cast member. Dick Whittington will be staged in Screen hall from Wednesday, February 6 to Sunday, February 10, 2013. Auditions will take place at a later date for dancers and singers etc.


The Bridge Drama group are delighted to present 'A Night of Comedy' in the Porterhouse in Castlebridge on October 26. They will also present the show in the Spiegel tent on the quay in Wexford on October 28 and again in Whites hotel, Wexford from November 1 to November 3. Tickets can be bought on the door on all of the nights, or from the Spiegel tent website for that performance. The evening consists of three one-act comedy plays guaranteed to raise a smile, so why not go out and cheer yourself up.


The Shelmalier GAA club had no winner of the lotto Jackpot draw on October 8. The numbers drawn were 2,13,15 & 22. There were two match 3 winners, Nuala Hearne and Edmund Wheeler and each won €100. The next Jackpot is €10,200.


A big thank you to Mick Garry, Fire Safety Consultant, who gave a talk on ' fire safety in the home' in Screen hall on Tuesday, October 9. It was very informative and hopefully all who attended picked up some important tips.

Counting of the ballot papers took place on Wednesday, October 10 and the two new parent nominees are Eileen Banville and Eamonn McCarthy.

To enter the Christmas newspaper collection competition, put a bundle of 8 newspapers together, with your child's name, class and name of school on an A4 sheet of paper and attach it to the front of the bundle of newspapers before it's tied. Then deposit the bundle into your nearest newspaper recycling bin/bank. There are great prizes to be won.

A `vine & wine' evening takes place on Friday, October 19 at 8 p.m in Freddie's of Screen. There is a Thai take-away meal from The Vine for €10 per person and a bottle of wine for only €10. Fabulous friends, food and fun. RSVP to Sheila on 087-2075574.

The Chess club commenced on Monday, October 8 after school with Mrs Roche. Parents are asked to collect children at 3.45 p.m sharp. The Parents' Association intend to hold their annual general meeting after the Halloween break.


Dance fitness/body conditioning classes are ongoing in Screen hall every Friday at 9.45 a.m. For full class schedule please call Amanda on 087-9713339.


The Guinness Singing Pubs will be in full swing in The Porter House on Saturday night, October 27 at 10.30 p.m. The pub will have the same crew on board as last year when they won out the Traditional Section. So it should be a great night.

The Halloween Fancy Dress party has been changed from Sunday, October 28 to Friday, October 26 due to a clash with the Strictly Club Dancing final which takes place in Whites hotel..

The first prize for the best dressed at the Halloween party is one nights bed and full Irish breakfast plus a round of golf for two at Faithlegg House hotel and Golf club in Waterford. The second prize is lunch for two in The Yard, restaurant in Wexford.

The very best of luck to Emmet O'Leary, Bridget Curran, Conor Byrne, Emma Carroll, Seamie Harding and Kathleen Doyle in the Strictly Club Dancing final in Whites Hotel on Sunday, October 28 from all at the Porter House.


Castlebridge Community Garden has been chosen by Wexford County Council as the regional demonstration site for a master composting course. If you would like to know more about composting or wish to see the various composting methods, go along to the community garden on Saturday mornings any time between 11 a.m and 1 p.m


Winners of the partners 45 in Hotel Curracloe were Bridget Sinnott and Conall Byrne. Cards continue every Thursday night at 9 p.m. sharp, All are welcome.


St. Ibars/Shelmalier Camogie clubs book committee are in the process of finalising all the details for the book which will be going to print at the end of month. They are asking all present and past members to have a look for photos or anything of interest from St Ibars/Shelmaliers club over the years. Please forward all items by Friday, October 26 to any committee member or email Details of book launch will be advised at a later date, so watch this space.


The St.Ibars/Shelmaliers senior camogie team could not defend their Leinster sevens title in Clane, Co. Kildare on Saturday last as the dual players were involved in provincial club championship action in Ringsend that night. Well done to them on beating Killoe of Longford by 3-7 to 0-8. However, a group of eight juniors stepped into the breach and did extremely well to reach the Shield final after four wins on the trot.

Unfortunately, the sole defeat of the day came in that decider, losing to Eire OgCorra Choill of Kildare on a 1-4 to 1-1 scoreline. This was a frustrating outcome for the squad and mentors Alan Aherne, John Furlong, Fionnuala Hearne and John Kelly as earlier in the day they had beaten the same team twice (by 2-1 to 01 and 5-4 to 1-5). Kilmacow of Kilkenny were also defeated on the double (1-2 to 0-1 and 4-3 to 1-0) with the three teams playing each other twice because Ratoath of Meath and Cullion of Westmeath pulled out at the last minute. It was still a good day's camogie and the eight players who travelled did not come home empty-handed as they received runners-up trophies. Great credit is due to them for representing the club so well. The panel (with combined scoring totals) consisted of Katie Lacey, Sinéad Kelly, Maeve Doyle, AnneMarie Kelly (3-3) Eadaoin Fitzgerald (3-0) Sarah Lacey (4-2) Therese Sheil (captain, 3-6) and Kirsty Hynds.


There is a walk on Carrigbyrne hill on Sunday, October 21 with members to meet at the Shelmalier GAA pitch at 9 a.m. Walk from the pool at Wexford on Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. Starting soon the "Ladies in shape" mid week walk at the Raven. Contact 086 - 7302249 for further details.


A Halloween fancy dress ball in aid of Bridge Rovers FC pitch development will be held on Saturday, October 27 in Castlebridge hall. There will be a full buffet menu and dessert with a live band and DJ and party games and spot prizes. There will also be prizes for the best costumes. The party gets underway at 8 p.m and continues until late. Tickets at €20 are on sale from Kenny's Bar, the Porterhouse and any committee member. There is 1 free admission to the kids disco on Sunday, October 28 with each adult ticket purchased .


Bridge Rovers Under 10's had a convincing win over Rathnure on Saturday with goals coming from Barry Cloake, Darren O'Leary, Mark Scallan, Adam Parke, Jakub Mastek and the best one scored by Conor Curtin with a near post header.


Please note that all all items should be submitted to or phoned in to Anne (086-1980775) no later than 11 p.m. on a Sunday evening. Items received on Monday mornings cannot be included.

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