Wednesday 13 December 2017



A Halloween fancy dress ball in aid of Bridge Rovers FC pitch development will be held on Saturday next, October 27 in Castlebridge hall. Tickets at €20 are on sale from Kenny's Bar, the Porterhouse and any committee member.


Bridge Rovers are holding a kids Halloween fancy dress disco and BBQ in Castlebridge hall on Sunday, October 28 from 5-7 p.m. The cost is €3 per child.


Wexford Folk Orchestra will present a festival concert with an Irish-American theme in the Riverbank house hotel on Thursday, November 1 at 8 p.m. Guest artist is Des Willoughby. Doors open at 7.30 p.m admission is €10.


Zumba dance fitness classes with Debbie Murphy are now being held in Castlebridge hall every Wednesday night from 7.30-8.30 p.m. Contact Debbie on 0868122535 for further details.


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 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.


Well done to Harry Ferrick (third class pupil) and Grace Ferrick (past pupil) who travelled to Disneyland, Paris with the Sheila Grace Dance company. They competed in an International competition with the IFDPA (International Festival of Dance and Performing Arts) from October 4-7 with Harry's group coming second in their category and receiving silver medals and Grace's group coming first and taking the gold medals.

Well done to the boys from the school and all their team-mates on the Rackard League team who won the district final played in Blackwater on Tuesday, October 16 against Crossabeg / Ballymurn. Well done also to the girls who represented the school so well in the Rackard League.


Castlebridge Communiuty Garden grows from strength to strength. The garden not yet in existence two years, was set up by a bunch of local volunteers who are all horticultural enthusiasts with the co-operation of Wexford County Council who leased the walled garden of the historic Nunn's house as a perfect location and with funding and assistance administered by Wexford Local Development. Their most recent endeavour which was a master composting course, proved a great success and a total of 30 other garden enthusiasts and volunteers from all parts of the county joined up with the group. The group would like to thank Cliona Connolly from Wexford County Council as well as Craig, Nuala, Bridin and Dorothy whose professional presentations were very interesting and ensured full participation.


Castlebridge Art group are holding their first exhibition in Castlebridge community centre on Sunday, October 28 and Monday, October 29 from 2-6 p.m each day. They are in existence for about five years and meet in the community centre every Tuesday morning from 10.30 a.m. until 12 noon. The group consists of about 12 to 15 members from all parts of the county who do most of their painting in the comfort for their homes but meet up for some expert advice from their tutor Rita Sinnott. The group decided to raise some funds for a local charity and picked The Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis who are based in Castlebridge. The official opening will take place on Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m and will be performed by Dymphna Doyle, secretary of TLT4CF. Do go along and see the fine works of art by a very talented group.


Castlebridge Community Garden group are currently running a Fetac level 3 horticulture course and it is hoped to progress to level 5 in the new year. There are limited spaces but if you are interested please contact Mary on 087-4136200. If you have any unwanted leaves, the community garden group will willingly take them from you. Just drop them off at the garden between Monday to Friday ( 12 noon to 3 p.m.) or on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where they will be put to good use. The members can also demonstate how you can use them in your own garden.


Entries are being taken for the following events which will be run off before Christmas :- Badminton (boys and girls under 15) Draughts (B & G/Mixed U10, U12, U14) Chess (B/G/Mixed U12 and Under 16) Table Tennis (Boys and Girls U13) Handball (One Wall - Boys and girls under 13) Hardcourt Tennis (U13 Mixed) Outdoor Soccer (Under 12 boys and girls and under 15 girls) Debating (U14 mixed) Please let the PRO know by Thursday, October 26 if interested in managing a team or helping out in any way. Contact number is 086-1980775.


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.


The Bridge Rovers Under 9's had a great win against Blackwater at home in the early kick off with Cian Doyle and Micheal Connors both getting a hat-trick with Michael scoring one from the penatly spot and rounding up with Denis Jackman scoring 2. There was a bit of contraversey at the Under 11`s game at home. Wexford Celtic were winning 1-nil at half time when it was discovered that they were playing with 10 players rather than 9 so the referee decided to make the score 0-0 for the second half and with two minutes to go until the end Dylan Fox scored for Bridge Rovers for the vital 3 points. The Under 13's were playing away to New Ross town who were winning 1-nil when their goal keeper dragged Darragh Malone down in the box and got sent off and Tom Keavney converted the penalty. It was downhill from then on for New Ross. There were goals flying in from everywhere after that from the Rovers. Daragh Malone scored 5, Dylan O'Neill scored 3, Tom Keavney 2 including the spot kick and Evan Carr got one. Great wins from all three teams.

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