CABARET FOR ST.PATICK’S DAY PARADE - The Parade Committee will hold a cabaret on Friday December 21 in Blake’s Pub. Tickets available from committee members, they cost €3 or two for €5. There will be a door prize, a raffle and an auction, it promises to be a great night out.
CAROL SERVICES RAISES €252 - The Carol Service held during 7.30 Mass on Saturday last raised €252 for the Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare Team, many thanks to all who contributed.
GORESBRIDGE CALENDAR - The Goresbridge calendar is selling well, the committee of Goresbridge Rural Development would like to thank you for your support and a big thanks to the sponsors, Harding Fireplaces, J.J Maher, Tony Davitt, Brian Phelan, Jeutonic, Patroon Systems, A.D. Mouldings, Maher’s Pub, Donohoe Properties, John Kelly and Son Hardware, Gowran Park Racecourse, A-B Barrowmount Woodfuels and Goresbridge Credit Union. Thank you to all who submitted photographs. The calendar costs €10 and the funds raised go towards improvements in the village.
LOTTO WORTH €6,325 - Bridge United‘s lotto is worth €6,325 and the reserve jackpot is €2425. Mikey Hutchinson won €100 with Alan O’ Neill winning the promoter’s 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.
SOCCER RESULTS - Bridge United A team lost 1-0 to Lions in Goresbridge. The Bridge team was reduced to 10 men early in the first half but held their own. Lions scored with twenty minutes to go but Bridge United never stopped attacking and Lions can be indebted to their goalkeeper who pulled off 3 good saves in the last 10 minutes.
Bridge B team played East End B in Goresbridge and eventually scored to win 1-0. This is their ninth league win to keep their 100 per cent record and edge them closer to the league title with 3 games left. The under 15 team beat Freebooters 4-2 in Goresbridge, the under 11’s were not as lucky against the same opposition and lost on the same score line.
SIX OUT OF SIX - Bridge Utd U9s continued their winning run, making it six from six with a powerful display against East End on a score line of 3-1, with goals from Mikey Knox, Dylan Hunston and Joe Healy.
The level of play was such that players from older Bridge teams watching the U15 on the adjacent pitch remarked that they knock the ball about better than they, a fine tribute to the hard work put in by all.
With big performances all over the field it’s hard to single out players, but Donagh Murphy, Mikey Knox and Luke Fenlon deserve particular mention.
Paul wants to thank all the players for the hard work and a special thanks to the parents for their continued commitment and support.
SPLIT THE POT RESULTS - Last week, John Barcoe, Clonmoney won €105, Fergal Keating, Whitehall, Paulstown won €20, Chloe and Louise Brennan, Upper Shankill, Paulstown. The winners of the 4 vouchers were as follows €20 Maher’s Pub was won by Fiona Comerford, Cluain Mhuire, Coffee Dock Voucher went to Alice Cleere c/o The Barrow Breeze, the voucher for Kelly’s Hardware was won by Mrs Peggy Jordan, Cluain Mhuire and the fourth voucher of €20 for Glanbia was won by Shay Foley, Skeoughvosteen. Congratulations to the winners, next week there will be 5 vouchers to be won as well as the cash prizes.
DATES FOR 2013 - Next year Confirmation will be held on Saturday April 27 in the Parish. The First Communion will be held in Goresbridge on Saturday May 11 and in Paulstown on Saturday May 25.
CHRISTMAS TREE - The Christmas tree has been erected in Goresbridge and hopefully it will brighten everyone’s spirits. Goresbridge Rural Development is responsible for organising it but those of you who do Split the Pot and have bought a calendar are the people that made it possible. Thanks to Ann Nolan for allowing it to go up there, thank you to our Fás and Tus teams for getting the job done and for electrician, Franco Devitor for sorting out the lights. If you would like to put a bauble on the tree to remember someone this Christmas you are welcome to do so.