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dramaBridge Drama Group will be performing Bernard Farrells Farce "We do not like thee Dr Fell" in the Arts Centre Wexford on February 14,15 & 16 commencing at 8 p.m

Bridge Drama Group will be performing Bernard Farrells Farce "We do not like thee Dr Fell" in the Arts Centre Wexford on February 14,15 & 16 commencing at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the Arts centre on 053- 9123764.
Schools Quiz
Well done to the boys and girls from St.  MArgarets National School, Curracloe, who took part in the Credit Union Schools Quiz held recently in the Ferrycarrig Hotel.   Three teams from the school participated and really enjoyed the evening.
Swimming Success
Congratulations to Abigail Holden from St. Margarets National School, Curracloe, who received the ` Best Girl` award in recent competitions at  Ferrybank Swimming Club.
GAA News
The Shelmalier Coiste na nOg Committe in conjunction with the St. Ibars/Shelmalier Camogie Clubs underage section held their annual ` Presentations ` at  the sports complex in Hollymount on Sunday last, February 3.  The Chairman Aidan O Leary welcomed George O Connor, together with the Shelmalier senior club county players, Brian Malone, David Walsh, Clive Lawler, Terry Gainfort and ladies representatives Kate Kelly and Michelle Hearne. Stephen Banville and Bridget Curran were unavoidably absent.  George O Connor spoke about the new complex and paid tribute to all involved. He stressed the need to include the older section of the community in the complex and to provide facilities they might use. He also said that communication was important to keep the spirit of the club alive and well.  The U8 and U10 teams, U12 Footballers, U14 Feile, Hurling and Camogie Teams, U16 Hurling and Football teams, Jim Byrne Team and Minor Hurling Team all received their medals on the night.  Noel Ryan, Senior Chairman thanked everyone for attending and thanked all county players for making the presentations.  Kate Kelly spoke about the pride of being part of the winning All-Ireland Camogie team, together with her club mates Michelle Hearne, and Bridget Curran. She thanked everyone who supported the team and always felt Wexford had very good support. She hoped for a successful year on the field of play for the club in 2008.  Aidan O Leary finished up by thanking Hotel Curracloe for the use of their tables and chairs, the work crew of parents and supporters who prepared the complex for the presentation, Aine Donohoe and Ann Forde for taking charge of the teas,  parents, managers, selectors and supporters.  Thanks were also extended to Louis Flanagan, Flanagan s supermarket, Castlebridge who provided the  refreshments for the evening.  U8 Training resumes at Sports Complex in Hollymount Wednesday 5.30 p.m – 6.30 p.m.   U16 Hurling training in Complex on Tuesday commencing at 7 p.m. sharp and finishing  at 8  Underage Camogie for those aged 5 years and upwards in Complex on Mondays from 6.30 p.m- 7.30 p.m.  All players, existing and new are welcome.
Well done to David Walsh and Brian Malone who helped the senior footballers in their victory over Longford at Wexford</st1:PlaceName> Park</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> on Sunday last.
There has been a change of date and time for the Aerobics Classes .  They will now begin on Tuesday, February 12 in the Community Centre, Castlebridge, and will take place from 8-9 p.m.  For further information please contact 086-3633141.
Indoor Camogie
Indoor camogie training for St. Ibars Club members commenced on Monday last,  February 4,  in the complex in Hollymount for all players from Under 8 up to and including under 14.  Training will continue to take place from 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m each Monday and new players across all age groups are most  welcome. The cost each night will be 2 per player, and each player is requested to bring along a hurl, helmet, shin guards and runners.  Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Kathleen on 087-6815479 or any committee member.

Camogie AGM
Saint Ibar s/ Shelmalier Camogie Club will hold their Annual General Meeting in Hotel Curracloe on Friday, February 15 at 7.30 p.m . All members, past and present, parents of underage players and anyone
interested in becoming involved either on or off the field are encouraged to attend.

Gardening Get-together
If you are interested in sowing some vegetables in your garden this year, then you should head down  to Castlebridge Community Centre to-morrow night, Thursday , February 7 at 8 p.m for a gardening get-together.  There will be discussions on how to get started, making a raised bed and growing vegetables. So if you are a beginner or have some experience and you would like to share, please go along.  You will be most welcome.
Ladies Football
The Shelmalier Ladies Football Club held their Annual General Meeting in Castlebridge Community Centre on Friday last before a large attendance.  Officers elected for the coming year were:  Fr. Walter Forde (President)  Fr Donal Berney (Patron) Brenda Fox (Chairperson)  Andy O'Brien (Vice-Chairman) Yvonne Flynn (Asst. Secretary) Margaret O'Brien (Treasurer)  Pat Quill (Registrar) Leona Tector (PRO) Catherine Doyle (Childrens Officer) Mag Doherty, Wayne Duggan (Delegates to the County Board)  Ann McCleane, Aimee Fox (Back-up delegates to County Board) Andy O'Brien, Eddie Kehoe (delegates to Shels GAA meetings)  Eddie Kehoe, Andy O'Brien (delegates to Development)  Breda Curran, Mick Mahon, Eileen Moore, Joe Fox, Fiona Cullen, Liz Quill,
Antoinette Carley (Committee) Managers for the 2008 season of the various teams are as follows:  Senior: Andy O'Brien/Pat Quill.  Junior: Mag Doherty: Under 18: Mag Doherty: Under 16: Andrew Furlong; Under 14: Denis Corrigan;  Under 12: Yvonne Flynn ; Under 10: Anne Marie Cullen;  All Managers must notify the Club Management of their selectors by March 1.  Upon ratification by the Club, all managers and selectors must become members of the club.  All underage players must produce their Birth Cert or passport when registering for the 2008 season, a copy of which must be forwarded to County Board. Players are requested to bring the original and a copy of the documents with them when registering and paying their membership for the 2008 season.  With the increase in registeration fee this year the Club membership has been set as follows:
underage players – 30, adult players (19 & over) 50,
non- playing members not included in Accident Fund – 30,  non-playing members included in the Accident Fund –  50.
Community Games
The Community Games Cross-Country events will take place in Adamstown this coming Saturday, February 9 commencing at 2 p.m.  Included in these events will be the Under 13 race (1200M) where 5 boys and 5 girls will be chosen to represent Wexford at the National finals in Mosney in May.  There will be Cross-Country Relay races for Under 12 year olds ( 400M and 600M) and Cross-Country Relay races for Under 14`s ( 600M & 800M) A competitor will just have to run one leg of these events.  There is no need to book for these events, just go along on the day.  Best of luck to the Group Dancers who will compete for the Castlebridge/Crossabeg Area in Raheen Hall on Friday night next, February 8.   Registration is at 6.30 p.m. with the events underway at 7 p.m. Entries are now being taken for the Outdoor Team Events – Rounders, Basketball, Hockey, Camogie, Hurling, Football ( boys and girls) Soccer, Tag Rugby, Futsal, Skittles, Tennis, Pitch and Putt. If interested please contact the local Area Secretary, Lisa on 086-1536895.
Table Quiz
St Ibar's National School, Castlebridge will hold their Annual Table Quiz,  with all proceeds going towards purchasing a defibrillator for the school, in the Porterhouse, Castlebridge, on Friday  February 15, commencing at  9  Anyone wishing to book a table or sponsor a round or answer sheet can do so by contacting any member of the Parents Council.
Fun Table Quiz
The Parents Council of St Ibar's National School, Castlebridge will hold their annual fun table quiz in the Porter House, Castlebridge, this coming Friday, February 15  at 9 p.m sharp. All are welcome along for a good fun night-out.  The proceeds will go towards buying a defibrillator for the school. If you would like to support the fund raising effort by booking a table or sponsoring an answer sheet or a round you can do so by contacting any member of the parents council.  Your continuing support is very much appreciated.
Bag Packing success
On Thursday January 31, Friday and Saturday,  February 1 & 2, St. Ibars National School, Castlebridge, were bag packing in Dunnes Stores to raise necessary funds to purchase a defibrillator for the school. It was a huge success raising over 4000.
Volunteers included parents of pupils attending the school and parents of past pupils, the Quill Family, members of the Shelmalier Ladies Football Club and friends of the school. A training day will be held in the school for 12 enthuastic members of staff. The staff of St. Ibars National School would like to say a sincere thank you to all those who helped purchase this life saving devise.
Community Games
The local Art competition for the Castlebridge/Crossabeg Community Games Area will take place in Ballymurn Hall on Thursday, February 21, commencing at 3. 15 p.m. Competitors to bring along their own paints, pencils, crayons, paper, etc.  Admission is 2 per child and the competition is open to all children from the Castlebridge, Screen, Curracloe, Ferrybank, Ardcavan, Ballymurn, Crossabeg, Oylegate, Glenbrien areas.  The competition caters for children in the following categories, U8, U10, U12, U14 & U16.  Children must be underage at the 31st July. On Friday night last a group of young girls from the Glenbrien area represented the area in the Group Modern Dance section of the Special Activities in Raheen Hall.  Competition on the night was very high and the girls gave a very good account of themselves, but finished outside of the medals.  Well done to Mary Conroy, Laura Burns, Ciara Jennings and Rebecca Doyle.   Congratulations to Daniel Neville and his sister Katie-Ann Neville from the Oylegate area, both of whom have qualified to represent Wexford in the Cross-Country Relay events in Mosney in May.    This coming weekend, the Area will be represented by a team of Group musicians and a Solo music entrant in the final part of the Special Activities to be held in Clonroche Hall on Sunday afternoon next, February 17.  Registration is at 2.30 p.m. and the competition gets underway at 3 p.m. A reminder to all schools to get those Panel Sheets for the Table Quiz returned immediately.  The County Final of the Table Quiz will be held in the Riverbank Hotel, Ferrybank on Wednesday, February 20, registration at 6.30 p.m. and the competition begins at 7 p.m.                  

Bridge Drama
The Bridge Drama Group will be performing Bernard Farrells Comedy `I do not like thee Dr Fel ` in the Arts Centre Wexford on February 14, 15 & 16 commencing nightly at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchaced from the Arts centre on 053- 9123764.
Aerobics Classes began yesterday, Tuesday, February 12 in the Community Centre, Castlebridge, and will contunue on Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m.  For further information please contact 086-3633141.
Camogie AGM
Saint Ibar s/ Shelmalier Camogie Club will hold their Annual General Meeting in Hotel Curracloe this Friday, February 15 at 7.30 p.m . All members, past and present, parents of underage players and anyone
interested in becoming involved either on or off the field are encouraged to attend.
GAA News
There was no winner of the Shelmalier Development Club Lotto Jackpot of  8,800 last week but 4 match 3 winners,  Molly Gordon, Ger Hore, Stephen Murphy, and Seamus Cloney. Each received 33. The Club would like to thank all members who helped seal the floor in the new complex last Saturday.  St. Peters College featured the following Shelmalier players in their bid to reach the Leinster semi finals in the senior A colleges hurling on Friday last in Bunclody v Kilkenny CBS, Aaron Watters, Jimmer Doyle Chris Wall, James Gordon and Brian Tobin. Shane O Connor, Brian Doyle, Feargal Hynes were also part of the panel. Benny Barron was injured. Unfortunately they were beaten on the day.  The senior footballers are back in training and we wish them well in their first year up in the senior ranks. The senior hurlers will be starting back training very shortly.  U14 and U16 hurling training continues indoors at the complex in Hollymount on Thursday evening, u14 from 6.30 p.m.- 7.30 p.m; u16 from 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Ladies Football
The Shelmalier Ladies Football Club held their Underage Presentation Night in Furlongs Roadhouse Curracloe on Sunday last. Medals and certificates were presented by All -Star Mary -Rose Kelly, Michelle Hearne and Kate Kelly. The three girls were presented with a bouquet of flowers by Brid and Breda Curran. The Under 14 team was presented with their County and All Ireland  Feile medals as well their county championship medals. They were complemented on their performances throughout the year and the dedication of their mentors Brid Curran, Billy Donnelly, Andrew Furlong, Marguerite Murphy and Benny McCabe.The Under 10 and Under 12 players were presented with their Certificates of Achievement. Club Chairperson Brenda Fox complimented all players along with their mentors Anne Marie Cullen, Sharon Carr, Sharon Rossiter, Yvonne Flynn and Edel McCabe for their work and dedication and the enjoyment that they bring to the training.  The girls will be starting back training within the next month in their strive for fun and honours in the 2008 season.
30 -Year Celebration
The 30- Year Celebration of the founding of the Shelmalier Ladies Football Club has been deferred to October 18. The club hopes to have a comprehensive history of the club completed by this date.