New notice board to be erected in village

Notice board to give information on all local activities.

Castlebridge Community Development have been awarded funding towards the siting of a wrought iron information panel in the village green. Advertising space is available.  Please contact Colm Byrne if interested.

The All-Ireland (60×30) U14 Singles Championship took place recently where Dean Corrigan from the local Castlebridge Handball Club had a closely fought game against Martin Mulkerrin. There was a great struggle in the first game. Dean was 12-4 behind but came back to win 15-12 showing great character. In the second game Dean lost 15-11. The third game was very close throughout but Dean gradually pulled away and reached 14-10 and then socred that vital Ace to secure his place in the All-Ireland final set for next weekend. This will be his second All-Ireland final this year .Entries will be finalised shortly for the David Mythen Tournament which will start at the end of this week for Senior B and Junior titles.

Shelmalier GAA Club had no Jackpot winner in the Lotto last week with 4, 6, 11, 24 being the lucky numbers. The  lucky  match 3 winners were Oliver Shiggins, Joe Kennedy, George, James Howlin, Rachel Wall, James Redmond, John Sheil, Jessica Harding, Aileen Cloake, Michelle and Mick Murphy, Andy Fanning, Mary Doyle, John Howlin, Breda O Reilly and Declan Murphy all of whom received 16.  The footballers  recorded two semi final victories over the weekend with a win over Taghmon in the Intermediate semi- final on Saturday and against Rathnure in the Junior A semi final on Sunday. Against Taghmon in Wexford Park the Shels were always in control against a very determined Taghmon side.  The Junior A semi final in St. Patricks Park was a very one- sided affair with Rathnure unwilling to play any of their Senior hurlers in this match.  The Shelmaliers led by 0-6 to 0-0 at half time with points from Eoin Doyle, Adrian Veale, Conor Walsh, Joe Kelly and Denis Kelly. Matters didn t improve for Rathnure in the second half with the Shels running out easy winners by 3-11 to 0-1.   The Shelmalier under 14 footballers took on Gorey for the second week, this time in the semi final of the football championship on Saturday in St Patricks Park. The Shels boys were first on the scoreboard with early points from Shane Birney and Conor Tobin. Gorey soon replied with points of their own to level matters, before Niall Tobin forced the ball over the Gorey goal line to give his side the lead. Gorey came out the stronger in the second half with three quick points, before captain Glen Murphy pointed for the Shelmaliers. Gorey slowly took control as the game progressed and ran out winners to progress to their second final.