25 Jan 2022




Breast Cancer Awareness Coffee Morning in Ionad Dara, Friday 11th Oct

From 9 -12 noon. Private donations can be made so you can give as little or as much as you want. Please take time to drop in and support this very worthy cause. Thank you to Annette Madden and Catherine McLoughlin for organising this. If you bake you might like to make a cake or buns as your contribution to the morning.


The AGM of Paulstown Development Association will take place on Wednesday 23rd of October 2013 in the Church hall at 8:00pm. All are welcome.


The Goresbridge St Patrick’s Day committee are holding a celebration night on Saturday 12th of October in Ionad Dara directly after mass. This event is being organised to celebrate JJ English’s recent success and to congratulate him on winning the under 17 handball All – Ireland. A presentation will take place on the night and refreshments will be available. All are welcome


Thrift shop at the Respond Centre open Mon – Sat 9.30 – 12 noon, clothes, bric a brac, toys, books, electrical equipment, call in. If you have items that are in good condition and you would like to get rid please feel free to drop them into the shop.


The Barrow Awards were held on Thursday night last and they are for improvements made to areas along the river Barrow and it was wonderful to see both groups from Goresbridge get a prize for being joint second, GRD and Cois Bearbha and each group got €250. The committee of GRD would like to thank our Fás and Tus teams for their contribution to the improvement project on the Carlow side of the river.


If you have photos that you think might look good on the Goresbridge 2014 calendar please get them into Goresbridge Rural Development this week.


Barrow Rangers lotto stands at €1,000, well worth €2 and you are supporting the local hurling club, tickets are available from Melissa’s, the Post Office and Peter Breen.


Art classes for beginners in a relaxed and casual setting in the Goresbridge area on Mon, Tues and Wed evenings from 7 -9. Phone 086 3768810


Bridge United Lotto stands at €6,325. The following received €35, Willie and Jesse Murphy, Chris Barcoe and Stas Bolger. Tickets cost €2 and can be bought in Blake’s Pub, Melissa’s, Maher’s Pub, Maher’s Spar, the coffee dock, the Barrow Breeze, the Bridge Diner or any committee member.


Bridge United A team played Freebooters in Kilkenny. After a very competitive first half it was 1-1 at half time, Eoin Kavanagh was the scorer for Bridge United. Disaster struck twenty minutes into the second half when Booters scored twice within a minute; ten minutes later they did the same to run out flattering winners.


Bridge ladies started their league campaign with a good 4-1 win in Goresbridge against East End. Leading 2-1 near the end, they pulled away with 2 late strikes.

Bridge United u 15’s played Thomastown in the National Cup. Thomastown reached the semi-final last year but found Bridge in great form. They led 2-1 at half time and went on to win 4-1.

The u 11 team played Highview in Goresbridge and won 3-2. The u 9 played away to East End in Goresbridge.


The official Bi-Centenary Mass of the Holy Trinity Church, Goresbridge will take place on Saturday October 19 and Bishop Denis Nulty will be guest of honour and the main celebrant. It is hoped to have an exhibition and a reception in Ionad Dara. If you have any old photos such as wedding, communion, confirmation etc that could be used as part of the Bi-Centenary Exhibition they would be appreciated, you can drop them into the Parish House, if you would like to have them scanned, this can be done on Wed and Thurs October 9 and 10, 10am to 1pm and from 7-9pm at the office in Ionad Dara.


The Youth Club meet on Friday evenings upstairs in St. Oliver’s from 7.30 to 9.30, if you of an age that you are in secondary school this is for you.


Goresbridge Bridge Club has re-commenced on Monday evenings at 7.30 in Ionad Dara, new members welcome. If you wish to learn to play Bridge contact Helen at 059 971192.


Ella Cusack had a good start to the season when she won her u9 500m open cross country race last Sun 29th Sept in Kilmacow. Approximately 25 girls took part and were from Wexford, Tipperary, Waterford, Laois and Carlow were there.


Kevin (Boots) Madden c/o Barrow Breeze was the winner of Split the Pot this week winning €148, Mrs Mary Curran, Cluain Mhuire won €20 and Michael Brennan senior won €20. Thanks to all who support this weekly draw and special thanks to the businesses that promote the draw, Red Mills, Bridge Café, Kelly’s Hardware, Barrow Breeze, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, Maher’s Spar, Maher’s Pub, Melissa’s, Blake’s, Goresbridge Pharmacy, Goresbridge Credit Union, Beatrice Dempsey, Paul Curran and Pecker.


Barrow Rangers and Bennettsbridge faced each other in the semi-final of the Junior Championship last Saturday in Nowlan Park. After a shaky start which saw them go two points behind Rangers slowly gained control of the game and some fine scores saw them take a half time lead of 1-07 to 6 points but in reality it should have been more. At the restart they extended their lead to five points but seemed to lose their way in the second half and Bennettsbridge took full advantage firing over scores to first level the game and then to go ahead. At one stage Bennettsbridge were five points ahead but Rangers managed to reduce the gap to three points. The full time score read Barrow Rangers 2-12, Bennettsbridge 1-18.

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