The Bridge Drama Society will be holding a second night of auditions

Community news this week.

Bridge Drama News
The Bridge Drama Society will be holding a second night of auditions for the upcoming production of  "I do not like thee Dr Fell" in the Porterhouse, Castlebridge, to-night (Wednesday, September 26th ) at 8.30pm sharp. Everyone is welcome to attend but the Group would especially welcome along any males who might be interested. 
Rackard League
The Over the Water team played Kilmore in round 2 of the Rackard League on Wednesday of last week. The Castlebridge team played with a strong wind in the first half with Gemma McCabe and Gemma Fox getting the
first of the scores. Unfortunately the Over the Water side did not take full advantage of the wind in the first half,  with Kilmore dominating and taking control in the second half to win out comfortably on a final score of  3-12 to 0-4. Castlebridge`s next game is against Bree in Hollymont this afternoon (Wednesday, 26th September) at 3.30 pm.  The A team consisted of members  Dervla Potter, Sinead Moore, Rachel Sweeney, Becky  Hayes, Geraldine Doolan, Shannon Hore-Meagher,  Marcella Furlong, Gemma McCabe,  Eadaoin Fitzgerald, Roisin Tobin, Megan McIntosh, Aoife Birney, Gemma Fox, Chloe Thomas, Imaani Keogh, and Kayleigh Cullen.

Tidy Towns
Castlebridge did extremely well in this years competition gaining an extra 11 points. The Committee would like to thank Nicky who takes such a pride in the village and they are also very grateful to the Residents groups and individuals who contribute so much to the enhancement of the village by displaying window boxes and hanging baskets. Great credit is due to the local businesses who support the Tidy Towns Committee  A full copy of the report is available from Aileen Cloake 086 -1532633.

Donation by Gospel Choir
Castlebridge Gospel Choir have donated 200 towards the purchase of a Christmas tree and lights for the village which is appreciated by all who take a pride in and care for their village. 

The Principal and Staff of St. Margarets National School, Curracloe, would like to thank all the Parents and Guardians and indeed anyone who helped out during the past few weeks. They appreciate most sincerely the Parents co-operation while waiting for the new school extension, which was well worth the wait.  They would also like to congratulate all past pupils on achieving such great results in both Junior and Leaving Certificate exams.  Well done to one and all.
Eucharistic Evening
The Annual Eucharistic Evening with the Castlebridge Gospel Choir in attendance will take place in Castlebridge Parish Church on Friday night next (28th September ) at 7.30pm.  The Guest Speaker will be  Fr. James Campbell, sss. of the Blessed Sacrament Community, 20, Bachelors Walk, Dublin, 1.  The evening will conclude with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 8.15pm.  All are invited to the Community Centre afterwards for a cup of tea and some refreshments.
Handball News
Dean Corrigan won the Leinster final ( 60×30 ) Singles title played at Castlebridge Alley, making it the first time that Wexford have won this title since 1971.  Well done Dean.  This was a memorable game of handball by two of Leinsters top Juveniles. In the first game Dean got off to a great start and went on to win on a 15-10 scoreline. In the second game Niall O' Connor won on a 15-11 scoreline after a very tight game. In the third and final game Dean Corrigan,  after a bad start and behind on a 7-0 scoreline,  gradually battled his way back into contention and ended up on a 8 -8 scoreline.  This was a nail-biting session.  At 11-11 Corrigan played some great shots to get to 14-11. O' Connor got back in to serve and brought his score up  to 12-14 but Dean Corrigan finished off the game with a great passing shot up to the right. The All Ireland 60×30 semi finals will be held this coming weekend at a Leinster venue. It will be Leinster V Connaught in all age groups, singles and doubles. Good luck to all who will be competing for Club and County. In the Leinster u14 doubles,  Cory Murphy and Walter Lawlor played against Kilkenny's Mason Clifford and Peter Funchion but were defeated after a great battle. 
Fund-raising initiative
Castlebridge Handball Club embarked on a successful money-making fund-raiser some years ago.   Members of the Club have been growing `Sweet Pea` flowers  which they sell locally in Flanagans of Castlebridge  and in Pettitts Supervalu Stores. They are one of the most popular flowers and are reportedly selling very well.   All proceeds go to the Handabll Club who are most greatful to the Supermarket Chains for their support.
The Handball Club had great success in the Bunclody Show winning  first and second prize for  the "Best Sweet Pea".  They also entered Sweet Pea in Piltown  and won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.  Well done to all concerned.
Eucharistic Harvest Thanksgiving
A Eucharistic Harvest Thanksgiving ceremony will take place at Ardcolm Church, Castlebridge, on Friday night next, 28th September, at 8pm.  Teas and refreshments served afterwards in the Community Centre.
GAA News
Hollymount was packed with players, parents and supporters on Saturday last for the much awaited finals of the Over the Water under 10 hurling league. In the first match Blackwater and Oylegate/Glenbrien played out a very close game with Oylegate surviving a late rally by Blackwater to come out on top. In the Shield Final the home team (Shelmaliers) were up against the Faythe Harriers for the second year in a row. This game was very close in the first half with both defenses playing brilliantly. In the second half the Shels boys got into their stride, with some great individual scores from Daniel Campbell, Dylan Potter, Craig Parker and Kevin Harte.  The Cup Final was played between Oulart /The Ballagh and Crossabeg/ Ballymurn and again this match was a very close game. After a very exciting match with some outstanding hurling on display, Crossabeg/Ballymurn came through with a late goal. The organizing committee would like to thank both Rory Jacob and George O Connor for presenting the medals, and a special word of thanks to the parents who helped on the day to make this tournament a great success. 1145 was taken on the gate for the "Operation Restore Hope "trip to Kenya being undertaken by Seamus Harding.  There was no winner of the Club Lotto last week, with 21 going to the match 3 winners, Marian Rossiter, Gary Doyle, Ibar Murphy, John Keeling, Mr. P O` Gorman, Ann Doyle, June Bates, Helen O Rourke, Michael O` Rourke, Edward Jones, Richard Barlow, Marie Wall, Ciara and Emma Lawlor, Barry Stafford, Angela McQuire, Willie Moore, Ann Marie Farrell, Michael Murphy, Eddie Veale, Sarah Lacey and Stephen Kelly. Congratulations to all. This week s lotto prize will be 10,800. A great overall team performance by the Shelmalier under 14 hurlers ended in disappointment when they went down by a narrow margin 0-8 to 1-7 to Gorey in the County Semi Final played in Blackwater on Saturday last. The Shelmalier Junior hurling team qualified for the Final of the Junior Championship with a crushing 5-11 to 3-5 victory over Glynn Barntown played in Oylegate on Saturday last. The Barntown team failed to stay with the youthful Shels side that led from the start and were never under pressure after the two early goals from Joe Kelly, and although they  tried vainly to reduce the lead, they had no answer to the crisp hurling and point taking of their younger opponents.