Calendar - The 2013 Goresbridge Calendar is now available. It costs €10 and makes a very good present especially for anyone living abroad. Every household needs a calendar so it is hoped that they will sell out. The funds raised go towards GRD to continue making improvements around the village.
REBECCA WINS FIRST PLACE - Congratulations to Rebecca Hunston who came first in the Ossory Youth, “Mini Tops” competition held in New Ross on Sunday December 2nd. Rebecca won the Solo Performance section. Well done to the rest of the Goresbridge Gals for their performances. The group were the youngest taking part in the competition. Thanks to Anne Marie Nolan-Hosey and Linda Simpson for their hard work.
€1,775 RAISED - The recent Christmas Flower Demonstration held in Goresbridge raised €1,775 for Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare Team.
UNDER 9’S HAD A GOOD WIN - Despite not playing at the level of recent games. Bridge Utd U 9s took the honours with a 3-1 win against Evergreen Utd, with Cathal Purcell taking up some good positions, his patience was finally rewarded with a goal to leave Bridge 1 up at the break.
The City boys upped their performance after the break and with the home midfield missing in action; they found themselves back on even terms.
Kyle Foley made amends for some earlier misdemeanours putting Bridge back in front and the game was put beyond doubt when a Dylan Hunston shot came off an Evergreen player to Joe Healy who slotted home.
Jamie Nolan having his best game for Utd was ably assisted by Sean Fitzpatrick, Mikey Knox and Patrick Langton. Bridge United under 17’s travelled to Thomastown and came away with a 1-1 draw. The under 13’s played Clover in Goresbridge and won 5-3 in a high scoring game. The under 11’s put up a good show before falling 2-0 to Evergreen
BORRIS BAZAAR AND SANTA - Borris Vocational School will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday December 9 from 2.30 to 5.30.There will be a Wheel of Fortune, Cake Stall, Bottle Stall and a big raffle. There is a door prize of a hamper worth €150. The transition year students will be selling products from their mini companies. It is always a great day out. Santa will also be visiting also.
FOUR EXTRA PRIZES EACH WEEK - Pauline Carroll/Marie O Brien c/o The Coffee Dock won €86. Pauline O Brien, 2 Barrowmount won €20 and Emma Blake, Slyguff won €20. Congratulations to the winners, thank you to those of you who play and thank you to the businesses who promote the draw. For the next three weeks in the lead up to Christmas there will be 4 extra €20 vouchers available in prizes so you can win a voucher for Kelly’s Hardware, Maher’s Spar, Maher’s Pub, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, Barrow Breeze, Glanbia, Pat Nolan’s, Bridge Café, Connolly’s Red Mills, Blake’s Pub, Goresbridge Pharmacy, Beatrice Dempsey and Goresbridge Credit Union. It costs €2 to play, just pop the money into the envelopes provided, put your name on the front and it could be you.
LOTTO WORTH €6,325 - Bridge United‘s lotto is worth €6,325 and the reserve jackpot is €2,275, €35 went to Jim O’ Connell, Kellie Murphy and James O’ Connell, James Barcoe won the promoters prize. . It costs just €2 to play and tickets can be purchased in Nolan’s, Maher’s Pub, Maher’s Spar, the Coffee Dock, the Barrow Breeze, Bridge Diner, Blake’s or any committee member. If you are not in, you can’t win.
CAKE SALE - Paulstown Community Playground Committee will hold a cake sale in the Parish hall (beside the church) on Sunday the 16th December from 12.15pm. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Any volunteers and bakers welcome. Details from Rachel 087 9536547/Grainne 086 8242323.
HOLLY WREATHS - If you would like to order a holly wreath, door swag, table centre or over mantle decoration you can do so locally by contacting Matthew Murphy, Barrowmount Drive, 086 2503146. It is nice to able buy these locally and they look very good.
SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY - The Paulstown/Goresbridge Senior Citizens Christmas Party has been booked for Sunday December 9 in the Newpark Hotel. For those of you in the Goresbridge area who would like to book your place contact Catherine McLoughlin at 059 9775123 or Kathleen Holmes at 059 9775331. If you are in the Paulstown area, please contact Bobby Shortall on 086-1671153 or Trish Healy 086-3347426.
BARROW RANGERS LOTTO WORTH €5,000 PLUS EXTRA PRIZES - Wouldn’t you just love to get your hands on €5,000; well for €2 you have a chance. You just choose 4 numbers between 1-24 and you are in with a chance. The money raised goes towards running Barrow Rangers hurling club and when you see what work is done at underage level it is very well worth supporting. Tickets are available at Pat Nolan’s Shop, Maher’s Spar and from Peter Breen on this side of the parish. For the next three weeks instead of the usual chance of winning €25 you have a chance of winning €100, there will be 5 prizes of €100 each week for the next 3 weeks and you know the saying, if you are not in you can’t win.