St. Bridget’s Community Games

St. Bridget’s Community Games

It’s been a very busy time for the Area Games. A very successful Swimming competition was held in The Curragh Pool with all medal winners qualifying to represent St. Brigid’s in the county finals in Athy Pool. Results were as follows: Boy’s u/8 1st Ian Ferguson, 2nd Adam Melvin, 3rd Odhran Brannigan. U/10 1st Cian Mulvey, 2nd Adam Boland, 3rd Cathal O Connor. U/11: 1st Ethan Comerford, 2nd Jordan O Neill. Backstroke u/12 1st Cian Comerford. Breaststroke u/12 1st Ethan Comerford, 2nd Cian Comerford. Breaststroke u/14 1st Calum Sourke Freestyle u/14 1st J. B Murphy. Freestyle u/16, -David Donovan. Girls F/S u/81st Bebhinn Howard, 2nd Laura Mulvey, 3rd Emma Martin F/S u/10 1st Alanah O Connell,2nd Harriet Ronayne, 3rd Bronagh Brannigan F/S u/12 ,1st Hannah Rasmussen, 2nd Megan Ferguson, 3rd Naoise Mc Bride. Backstroke u/12 1st Millie Case, 2nd Anna Young, 3rd Aoife Kennedy. Breaststroke u/12 1st Leah Delaney, 2nd Gretta Martisauskaite, 3rd Alex Murphy. F/S u/14 1st Molly Rasmussen, 2nd Maddie Morris, U/14 Backstroke 1st Ornaith O Connell. Breaststroke U/14 1st Ciara Regan, 2nd Sarah Behan, 3rd Veronica Wierzbicke. F/S - u/16 1st :Sarah Colleran. A Special Thank You to Miriam Mc Cann and her crew for all their help.

The Gymnastic Competition was organised by Leonard Bhattacharya on Thursday May 31. Results Boy’s u/8: 1st, Thomas Byrne, 2nd David Coroluke. U/10 1st Cian Leahy, 2nd Michael Keogh, 3rd Bill Nolan. U/12: 1st Cathal Hyland. Girls’ u/8: 1st Niamh Whitehall, 2nd Kate Mahoney 3rd Hannah Brady. U/10: 1st Aoife Mackey, 2nd Mia O Connor, 3rd Aimee Prestreshi. U/12 1st Aine Whitehead, 2nd Naoise Mc Bride. U/14: 1st Robyn Kennedy, 2nd Niamh Foley, 3rd Rachel Mahoney. The above Gymnasts will compete in The County Finals in Scoil Mhuire on Sunday June 17.

The Area Boys Pitch and Putt Competition was held in Ryston on Monday 4 June and it was very closely contested. Gold Medal winner was Danny Leahy with a score of 54, Charlie Lakes and Lee Burrell scored 57. Charlie had a birdie at the 1st play off hole to take Silver and Lee the bronze. Ryan Brady followed with 58, Ross O’ Toole and Conor Kavanagh were next best. The above team represented St Brigids in the County Final on Friday June 8 in Ryston.

Car Boot Sale

Moorefield GAA Car Boot Sale takes place on Sunday 17 June 8am - 2pm.

You can bring your cars for €10 and vans cost €15. Contact number for enquiries 0857634635.

Courses for Carers

The Carers Association are now taking applications for the following courses: FETAC Level 5 Practical Home Care Skills, Patient Moving and Handling. FETAC Level 5: Occupational First Aid. More courses are available. For further information please contact them in their new office in Newbridge on 086-0213749

Family Week in Newbridge Library

Monday June 18 3.30 – 4.15pm: Alex Rosiak ‘Beyond the Seven Seas.’ (Interactive/puppet storytelling). Tuesday, June 19, 3 – 4 pm: Uncle Dan from the Twitters Singing children’s folk songs 4.30 – The popular Niall De Burca will be also be there. Thursday June 21, 11.00 – 12.30pm: Brewery of Eggshells on the Road. Nuala Hayes and Kate Corkery (Storytelling/Song). Saturday June 23 from 3 - 4pm: Playing to Reach the Star. Theatre Rua Clown and Puppet and Picture Book.

Newbridge Youth Project

Newbridge Youth Project and Newbridge Family Resource Centre, Dara Park are holding a “Young People Parenting – Drop – in” on Tuesday afternoons from 1. pm – 2pm. Lunch is provided. Toys and play area are also available.

Recovery Meeting

Recovery – Fearful, anxious, depressed, panic attacks etc. If you are experiencing any of the above-Recovery offers you a way out. Meetings take place every Tuesday at 8pm in the Dominican College.

Old Time Dancing

Old Time Dancing takes place every Tuesday night in Sarsfields Clubhouse in aid of Almas and Sr. Muriel’s Home for the Aged. Admission is €7 and music is by “Kelly Family”.

Visit To Titanic Exhibition

Ryston Bowling Club are organising a day trip to Belfast this Wednesday June 13, which will include a tour of the city taking in the Titanic Exhibition, City Hall, Odyssey Centre, Falls road and time for shopping. There will also be mid morning refreshments and evening dinner at the Carrickdale Hotel, Dundalk. Pick up at Ryston at 9am. For further information please contact Ann at 087 9938320.

Eucharistic Congress

The Closing ceremony is in Croke Park on June 17. Tickets are available for the for the Upper Cusack and Upper Hogan Stands in Croke Park from Centra, Curragh Grange, Newbridge, and O’Donnell’s Centra, The Curragh. A full list of participating stores is available on the diocesan website: and also on People who wish to buy these tickets are welcome to book a place on the bus through the Parish Office on 045 431394. Cost of the bus is €10 return.

Polish Walking Tour

The “Cystic Fibrosis” 2012 International Walk takes in beautiful Southern Poland with a wealth of history and beautiful scenery, departing on September 23 next for 9 days. Why not join this wonderful lifetime experience whilst raising much needed funds for Cystic Fibrosis. For more info please contact Bernie Murphy on 0872353319 or Eufemia Solinas at CF Ireland on Lo-call 1850 311211.

Alzheimer’s Society needs a venue

The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, which aims to provide day care and home care, is in danger of having to reduce its Monasterevin day services to a day or two weekly due to lack of funds. The Monasterevin service was set up a decade ago as the only dementia specific service in the county. Professional care workers offer a dementia-specific day care service in a warm, welcoming environment giving true specialist care to people with dementia. The focus of the centre is the provision of care in an environment where people with dementia feel comfortable and are stimulated and where their individual needs are met as far as possible.

An important feature of the service is that it provides activities outside the home, giving stimulation and care to the person and a break for the primary carer. The day includes a hot lunch and many centres provide transport to and from the service. The group believes that a more central location which would open five days a week would be more cost effective and serve a bigger catchment area. They believe Newbridge would offer the ideal venue. WIth over 1,000 people in the county diagnosed with Alzheimers, and many more undiagnosed, the proposed new venue is vital. Contact Mary on 059 8632906.