The Shelmaliers ladies football club wish to congratulate Mary Rose Kelly

The Shelmaliers ladies football club wish to congratulate Mary Rose Kelly of St Fintans on her winning of the goalkeeper All -Star Award on Saturday last in the City West Hotel Dublin. The club also wishes to congratulate Michelle Hearne and Caroline Murphy though unsuccessful on their nominations.  It was a great achievement for both girls to receive dual nominations for Ladies Football and camogie and in particular coming from a county competing at Intermediate grade in football.  Hopefully they will be rewarded in the future – they deserve to be.

Over 250 people from the local and surrounding communities took time out on Wednesday night last to gather in the new complex in Hollymount when the local GAA clubs received the very first Heartsafe award from the Irish Heart Foundation. The young and the not so young were out on force to show their support for this fantastic achievement.  The award was presented by Mr. Michael O'Shea CEO of the Irish Heart Foundation to the Club chairpersons Noel Ryan, Peggy Kelly, Brenda Fox who in turn presented a generous 1000 donation to the Heart Foundation. Many of the guest speakers paid tribute to the Clubs on achieving this award with The CEO of the Irish Heart Foundation stating that this was the highlight of their year. He also went on to mention the sense of community spirit that he felt was evident the moment he set foot in the complex. Liz Quill was given a standing ovation in recognition of her efforts in bringing the AED to Hollymount.  While the Clubs have now achieved this recognition it is vitally important that they continue to build on it. If there is anyone in the local community who would like to be trained up on how to use the AED please contact Liz Quill on 087- 9052588. The new GAA complex in Hollymount was looking resplendent for the launch of the Safeheart Club. It was evident that a fantastic effort was made by many people in the community in transforming the building from a dusty empty shell to the wonderful presentable area that was on view on the night
bearing in mind the builders only handed over the building the week before.  The clubs involved with the development of the new complex  would like to thank the people of the parish for their continued generosity and to recognize this generosity the October draw for all the members who contribute to the development was made at the Heartsafe award night. The winners were as follows:-  Robert Delaney, Castlebridge – 2000  Eamon Mc Carthy, Screen – 1000  Patrick Kavanagh, Screen – 250  Jackie Maloney, Crossabeg  250  Nicki Scallan, Blackwater – 250 The Breen Family, Ballyvaloo, Blackwater – 250
Both the Shelmalier A and B Minor  football teams were in action on Saturday last in their respective county semi finals in New Ross. In very poor weather conditions the A team took on Adamstown and were slow to get into the game allowing Adamstown to take an early lead. Points from Conor Walsh and Joe Kelly restored parity before Adamstown forged ahead to leave a half time score of 0-5 to 0-2. The Shelmaliers were always chasing the game in the second half against a very strong Adamstown side and they went down by 1-11 to 0-6 on the final whistle.  The B team were next in action and they started with a flourish leading by 3-3 to 2-5 at half time against a strong Cloughbawn side. Eoin McMahon 2-2 and Shane O Connor 1-1 were the Shels scorers in the first half. Cloughbawn came more into the game in the second half and the young Shels side found the going much tougher in this half with the Enniscorthy side claiming victory by 4-3 to 4-8.  There were no winners of the clubs Development Lotto last week. There were twelve winners of the match 3 and they were Mag O Toole, Mick Linson, Liam Bennett, David and Deborah Roche, Aidan and Mary O Leary, Catherine Doyle, Patricia Banns, Margaret Rossiter, Larry Walsh, Janice Gordon, Owen and Noeleen Murphy and Tony Egan. Each of these lucky winners received 26.
St. Killians Athletic Club will hold their annual general meeting in the Community centre, Crossabeg, on  Monday night next, November 26 at 8.30 p.m.  All members, parents and interested personnel are invited to attend.  The Club would also welcome new members so if you are interested contact Josephine on 087-7837250.
The Shelmalier GAA club held their annual 1910 mass in remembrance of the famous All Ireland winners of that year and also to pray for other club members who have passed away in Castlebridge church on Sunday last.  Following the mass, Simon Donohoe and Pat Doyle, direct descendents of team members had the honour of laying a wreath at the 1910 monument outside the church. Each year the Shelmalier club makes a presentation to the sporting achievements of people in the parish and this year it was the turn of James O Connor of Screen in recognition of his magnificent achievements at the recent Special Olympics in China when he came home with one silver medal and one bronze medal. 

A black wrought iron information panel is to be sited in Castlebridge Green. This is a joint project between the Community Development, The Tidy Towns, The Heritage Committee and Wexford Co. Council. This will be a great addition to the village and to visitors, giving important information about places to visit. It also gives a short history of Castlebridge. The funding for this project came from Wexford Co. Council and promotion of Interest in the Local Community Grant 2007, and also the local fifteen businesses who supported the project. Many thanks to Maurice Cloake, photographer, who donated the photographs of important landmarks in the area. It is hoped to have the notice board installed by Wexford Co. Council in the near future. The committees would also like to thank Tim Murphy, Area Engineer, for his help.
Congratulations to Mary Cullen, Johnstown, who celebrated her 21st birthday in the Porter House with family and friends on Friday night last. Congratulations also to Jessica Hearne, Galbally, Curracloe, who  celebrated her 21st birthday recently.

Pilates classes take place at the Community centre in Castlebridge every Tuesday at 9.45;  Parent-Toddler Group every Thursday 10-12.  Come along for coffee and a chat, while your toddler can play with the toys, playdoh, jigsaws etc.  Slim with success with Frances Whelan and her Weigh-Lighter classes every Thursday with  weigh-in at 7p.m. and this is followed by a talk from 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Youth Club meet in Castlebridge Hall every Monday from  7-8.30 p.m. All are most welcome.

Congratulations to Breda Ryan, Beechgrove, Castlebridge who celebrated her 60th birthday in the Stanville Lodge on Saturday evening. A large gathering of family and friends attended. Castlebridge Gospel Choir entertained the guests. A great night was had by all. We wish Breda every happiness for the future.
In the David Mythen Memorial Tournament  Finals which took place at Castlebridge Handball Club, Mark Maher defeated Jason Murphy 31-12 in the Youths under 18; in the Junior B Final,  Dean Corrigan and Jason Murphy defeated Derek Walsh and Martin Walsh  21-9; 21-13.  In the Junior A Final, Mikey Berry and Jim Berry defeated Jimmy Goggins and James Goggins  21-18;  21-10.  This Annual Tournament in memory of David Mythen has over the years produced many wonderful exhibitions of top class handball, and the year 2007 must rank as the best to date. Mr. Dermot Mythen was on hand to make the presentations to the winners and runners up and he expressed his thanks and gratitude to everyone who came along in support of the tournament, especially all the players for putting on such an excellent display of top-class handball for all to witness. At the County Juvenile 60 x 30 Finals in Templeudigan,  Oisin Foley and Brian Kehoe defeated Thomas Doran and Ned Connors 15-5; 15-12 in the Under 11 Doubles while Oisin Foley defeated Jamie Hall 15-7; 15-9 in the Under 11 Singles final.
After-school handball workouts for Underage players take place at Castlebridge Court every Monday and Friday from 3.15- 4.30 p.m. and they are being very well attended by the following players; Jamie Hall, Thomas Hall, Brian Kehoe, Padraig Foley, Oisin Foley, Dean Foley, Luke Whitty, Stephen Rossiter, Enda Cloake and Barry Cloake. These are great fun and totally informal so if you are interested why not go along to any of the above sessions. 
 Bridge Drama Group will present the hilarious one act play 'None the Wiser' by Anthony Booth in the Forge in Crossabeg to-morrow night, Thursday November 22 at 8.30 p.m. and also in the Porterhouse,  Castlebridge on Friday November 23 at 9 p.m. and in Whelans of Campile on Saturday November 24 at 9.30 p.m. Each performance will  be followed by ceol agus craic. Don't miss out on these great nights.