Thursday 26 November 2015

Back by popular demand

Published 13/11/2013 | 05:20

Back by popular demand, St. Brides Ladies GFC present 'Come Dine with Us' cookery demonstration with a Christmas twist! The night will be hosted by Chef Alan McCabe and sponsored by McArdle Meats on Friday November 22, at 7.30pm in the Knockbridge Community Centre.


Back by popular demand, St. Brides Ladies GFC present 'Come Dine with Us' cookery demonstration with a Christmas twist! The night will be hosted by Chef Alan McCabe and sponsored by McArdle Meats on Friday November 22, at 7.30pm in the Knockbridge Community Centre.

Tickets are €10 and will be on sale in the Clubrooms tonight Tuesday November 12, between 7.15pm and 8.30pm or will be available at the door on the night. Refreshments will be served.

As the season draws to a close we would like to thank anyone who contributed in any way throughout the year, including all sponsors of our very successful jersey sponsorship draw, which left the club fortunate to be able to purchase three new sets of jerseys for the club.

The lucky winners were; Jimmy Quigley Plumbing, Heatpumps Ireland and M & M Tyres. Thanks to the following for their kind donations; Cluskeys Restaurant, T & G Byrne, McEneaney Meats, Soraghan Electrical, Crumb Rubber, Liby (Paul Jevins), Frank Lynch Accountants, Sevens Cabs and Coaches, Intelligent Office Solutions, McKean Transport, VaVaVoom Ltd, Holy Family Parish Community Creche, Peter Mark, Kamsor Ltd, Drummonds, Knockbridge Playschool, Bridge Financial Services, Copper Kettle, Christy McGee Insurances, D & G International, Franks Interiors, New Age Timber, Eclips Hair Salon, Annaghs Poultry, D.I.W. Summerhill, Brian Laverty, Declan Marry, Bridge Electrical, Intact.


Draw took place on November 4, with a jackpot of €9,000 which was not won. Numbers drawn were: 4, 17, 22 and 23. The following matched 3 numbers and won €100: Peter Myles; Jim and Mary McCaffrey. Thanks to all for continued support. Jackpot on November 11, was €9,200.

Tickets available in Brodigan's Shop, McNamee's Bar, Gioavanni's Chipper, Cluskey's Bar or from any committee member are €2 a line or 3 lines for €5. Play online at

The U-21 football team had a good win over St Pats 5-13 to 1-6 on Friday night last. The Intermediate play-off final ended in defeat to St Mary's 0-15 to 1-10 so disappointment on narrowly missing out on promotion to senior league level, however the committee extends thanks to all players, management, sponsors and supporters for all your efforts.


Set Dancing Classes continue each Monday night in Knockbridge Community Centre from 8.30pm to 10pm. All welcome and further details from Anne on 9338089.


The Annual General Meeting takes place in the clubrooms this Thursday night at 8pm with all members welcome and new members in particular will be welcome, and parents of the players are encouraged to also attend.


Congratulations to local hurler David Dunne, who has served the county team for 21 years, on winning his third Rackard All Star Award. David was presented with his Award at the All Star Football and Hurling Banquet held in Croke Park on Friday night last.


Autumn Flower Arranging classes take place in the Parish Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon, more details from Veronica on 042 9374642.


Classes every Tuesday morning at 10am in Knockbridge Community Centre. All fitness levels welcome and more details from Nancy on (086) 3683586.


The Ladybirds meet on Wednesday evening in the St. Bride's Club House meeting rooms from 5.50pm to 6.50pm, the Brownies and the Girl Guides meet at 7pm until 8.30pm on the same evening at this venue.


Zumba Fitness Classes continue in the Parish Centre each Wednesday at 8pm. Dance your way to fitness. Adult Classes 15+ for Men & Women. More details from Niamh on 087 4101953.


For family parties, Confirmation, Communion celebration, small weddings, Stephenstown Pond will cater for your occasion. Bookings taken by Shane or Roddy on 042 9379019, or Philip on 042 9379873.


The 10th Louth Cuchuainn Scouts meet each Wednesday from 7 to 8.30 p.m. in Glyde Hall, Tallanstown for boys and girls aged 11 years to 15 years. So if you want to try Camping, Hiking, Canoeing, Archery, Knifework and lots more, come along and get involved. More details from Dave on (086) 4422989 or Steve (087) 1224053.


Classes in the Parish Centre every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m.


Bingo every Thursday night in the Parish Centre 8.30pm with €550 in prizes each week along with raffle and jackpot of €1,000 for 45 numbers or less. More players needed. Book/Flyer only €7, half Book/Flyer €3.50.


Adult Classes continue each Wednesday in the Parish Centre from 6.45pm to 7.45pm while children's Taekwondo Classes continue each Saturday from 10 am to 11am and also on Wednesday evenings from 5.45pm to 6.45pm. More details from Darren on 086 3414929 or Facebook at Knockbridgetkd.



Mass for deceased members of I.C.A. will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 13, at 7.30p.m. Families of deceased members would be especially welcome.

Mass will be followed by the Monthly Meeting in the Community Centre. Guest Speaker at this meeting will be from the Citizens Information Office. Members please make a special effort to attend. New members welcome.


It's that time of year again when we start planning for the annual Lourdes Pilgrimage which will be held from May 12 to May 17, 2014. We are calling on youths from the parish who would like to travel on the pilgrimage as Youth Workers to get in touch with Fr. Gerry or Kathleen McCreesh. We are also taking names from those who would like to be considered as Assisted Pilgrims. All other intending Pilgrims can also put their names down.

If anyone would like to discuss the pilgrimage please get in touch with Fr. Gerry Campbell at 9333482. Kathleen McCreesh 9377188 or Kathleen Sharkey 9377270.


Dancing in the Community Centre this Sunday night November 17 with music by Footsteps. Housty play on November 24,Country Traditions on December 1, Tommy Carroll on December 8, Curtis Magee on December 15, Brian McDermott on December 29. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am.


There will be a National Church Collection on November 17, 2013 for Trocaire's humanitarian work in Syria. As part of this effort to help our brothers and sisters in Syria, Fr. Gerry Campbell PP, ran the Dublin City Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday coming in on a time of 3.33, in aid of Trocaire's Syrian Appeal. Congratulation and well done to him. Fr. Gerry is Trocaire's representative in County Louth. Sponsor cards should be returned asap.


Classes continue in the Community Centre each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Avail of this opportunity to make your own Christmas Decorations, Christmas Stockings, Soft Toys and lots more. Classes are open to all those interested. For further information contact Kathleen Sharkey on (087) 7937072.


Christmas cooking classes begin on Thursday, November 21, 'Christmas Baking' cake decorating, pudding, mince pies and Christmas treats cake and pudding, with raffle on the nite! November 28, is 'starters and desserts' also tips on the perfect turkey and suggestion on side dishes.

Finally, December 5, is 'party food and drinks' a selection of tasty savoury and sweet finger food along with seasonal drinks! Classes cost €25 per class. Places are limited so register asap, on which class you would like to attend. Contact Bernie on (087) 9529921.


Badminton continues each Tuesday, with coaching and members night from 7.45-9.45 p.m. in the Community Centre. New members of all playing abilities are very welcome. Contact Andrew on (086) 2455321 or Anne on (086) 8367587.


The Indoor Bowls season continues with the Club Singles League, which this year has the members in 4 Groups. Games in the Singles will conclude by November 27. New members are welcome to give this pleasant game a try so do come along to the Kilkerley Community Centre each Wednesday night from 7.45 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Kilkerley Emmets men and ladies players are organising an end of season race night in Kennedys Bar, Dundalk this Friday, November 15, at 8 p.m. for all players, club members and supporters. You can sponsor races and horses in the virtual races, along with advertising space in the race guide. A fun night for all to mark the end of the season.


The local Foroige Club continues each Friday night from 8.30 to 10 p.m. The Officers this year are: Tess McGlynn – Chair person; Tiarnan McKeown – Secretary; Emmet Kirk – PRO; and Tara Litchfield is Treasurer.


Race night takes place in Kennedy's Bar this Friday night November 15. Kilkerley/Naomh Malachi U-21 team lost to St Marys on Friday night last 2-12 to 2-7 in a game they dominated for the first half but Marys owned the second period. Team: Martin Connolly; Barra McCarthy, Cillian Mulligan, Micheal McGeown; James Sheilds, Rian Hand, Conor McMenamen; Ciaran Bellew, Paudie Moley; Robert Shields, Conal McEnaney 1-2, Conor Gonnelly; Connor Kirk 0-1, Ray Mulholland, Daniel McKeown1-4. Daire Flanagan for R Shields, Conor Califf for J Shields.

Good luck to Shane Lennon in his role as selector with the county U-21 football team. Nominations meeting takes place in the Clubrooms on Friday, November 22, and AGM on Friday, December 6, both at 8.30pm sharp.


Inniskeen West Louth Development have the following 3 vacancies: 1 Caretaker for Kilcurry Community Centre and 2 Environmental workers for Kilkerley. If interested contact Cathriona O'Rourke, Community Employment Office Inniskeen, on (042) 9378521. CE criteria applies to these positions.


Mass of the Angels will be offered this Saturday, November 16, at 7.30 p.m. for little children who have died before birth or in infancy.

The collection during mass this weekend will go in total to Trocaire's humanitarian work in Syria, so just one collection and all going this worthy cause. PAYE workers and retired PAYE can assist parish funds by filling out a tax back form so as the tax back can go to the parish.

Forms are available in the Church Porch so please take one, fill in and return to Parochial House. The Parish benefitted by €15,000 from this scheme in the last year. The Parish of Darver-Dromiskin has now joined the Louth-Knockbridge-Kilkerley Pastoral Area.

Confirmation takes place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kilkerley on Friday, February 28 2014. A Special Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday week, November 17, at 7.30 p.m., for those who died since last November. Parishioners who lost a loved one from outside the parish will also be included in this Mass.

Please submit names to Fr. Gerry at earliest convenience. Light refreshments will be served in the Community Centre after Mass.



This is the time of year that all organisations are preparing for their AGM's and this year St Mochta's have decided the team management for next year should be put in place before Christmas.

The committee are asking all members of the club if they have a nominee they would suggest to contact the Chairman Eoin McDonnell or text the secretary Rachel Kindlon by the deadline of 4 p.m. on November 14 or any committee member.

This year St. Mochta's juvenile teams had a great season in all grades. This certainly bears well for the future of the club and we congratulate all players and mentors on their success. The club is always looking out for parents to help out with the running of underage teams and if anyone could give some time next year it would be more than welcomed.


The parish pastoral council is looking for new members and anyone who feels they could give an hour every month to attend the meetings would be more than welcome.

If any one is new to the parish and feel they would like to get involved in the parish please come along, you will be made more than welcome.

Next meeting is the first Monday in December at 7.30 in the meeting room of the Church. Parishoners from the Stonetown area especialy welcomed.

At a recent meeting of the Pastoral Area team it was decided to extend the area to now include the Parish of Darver/Dromiskin. The Vicar Forane remains Fr. Gerry Campbell as does the Chairperson remain the same Catherine Bannon.


We have being asked to remind everyone that there will be a special collection at Masses next weekend in aid of Syrian refugees and you are asked to be as generous as you can.


The Christmas party for the senior citizens of the parish and anyone who thinks they could help out should give their name to Fr. Quinn.



To submit info to Faughart Notes please contact 087 643 95 46.


Coffee Morning in Kilcurry Community Resource Centre on Sunday, November 24 after 11am Mass. All proceeds of this coffee morning will go to Irish Dogs for the Disabled.

'Name the Teddy competition' cards are available with numerous prizes. Everybody welcome.


Fixtures, U21 Championship Round 1 vs O'Connells/Stabannon Parnells in Roche on Tuesday 12 November at 7:30pm.

Cub Lotto Draw 25 (of 25) - Numbers: 8, 10, 23, 25 - Jackpot €2,800 - No Jackpot Winner. 10 tickets share €500; Erin Devlin, Inniskeen; Mary O'Hare, c/o David McCoy; Aidan, Óisin & Sally Byrne, Barleycorn Bar; Bridie McKeown, Drumbilla, Kilcurry; Margaret Cunningham, Fatima Park; Declan Roe, Monascriebe, Faughart; Peter J McShane, Ballinfuil, Kilcurry; J Burns, Mount Avenue; Brian Grant, Knockagh, Hackballscross; Susan McConnon, Lennonstown, Kilcurry. Next draw will take place in Spring 2014.

Club Mass in Roche on Friday 22 November. AGM in Roche on Tuesday 26 November.

All news available from our website and facebook page


The healthy exercises incidentally will continue for the month of November and will be under the guidance of fourth year students from DkIT.

The Christmas Party Night will take place on Monday, December 9, with Billy Finnegan providing the entertainment. Starting time is 7.30 p.m. with meal at 8 pm.


Ladies Keep Fit Classes with Noel on Wednesdays from 8-9pm. Everybody welcome.


The next dance is on November 23 when we will have Shobud to keep us entertained.

Our Christmas Party night will be on December 14 this year with Michael Cleary and Briege Kelly providing the music on the night. Dances start at 9.30pm and supper will be served. Everybody welcome.


Dancing Classes in Kilcurry Resource Centre. L & A Dance Academy will give 'Learn to Jive in 4 to 6 weeks'. Classes begin on Thursday, November 7 from 8 to 9.30 p.m. in Kilcurry Resource Centre. Fully qualified dance teachers. Queries to 086 1520 159. Other dances to follow.


The creche is currently looking to recruit a Childcare Worker under the Community Employment Scheme for 19.5 hours per week.

If you're interested in Childcare and would like to do some childcare training please contact Catherine or Nicola on 0429329862.


Kilcurry Community Resource Centre is available for meetings and events etc. To book please ring (042) 9329 862.



Naomh Malachi GFC will hold their nominations night on Friday November 15 at 8.30pm in the clubrooms. Anyone wishing to make nominations or submissions should send them to Aine Lynch at The AGM will follow then on November 29. All new members very welcome.


Drama- Monday at 6.30pm. New members are welcome to join this class with our instructor Caireen. The group will put on a production of 'Mary Poppins' in the Spring of 2014. Cost of the class is €5 with concessions for families.


Wednesdays at 6.30pm. Cost €5 with concessions for families.


Zumba for kids will take place commence for four weeks commencing Thursday, November 14, at 6.30pm.

As an initiative to support improved fitness for our children and young people the club will offer a subsidised rate of only €2 per child/young person. The class will cater for those aged 6-16 years old. So come along and join in the fun on the evening.


Over 9s club takes place fortnightly with the next evening this Friday, November 8 at 7pm.

Thank you to all those who assisted with lifts to our previous outing to GR8 in Blaney. Twenty-seven young people were in attendance on the evening.

A text will be sent out during the week to all the senior members with details of what is planned for this week.


A date for your diary a Special Children's Christmas party will take place on Sunday, December 15, at 5 p.m. in the Youth Club.

There will be a Family Fun Magic/Puppet Show suitable for all ages, refreshments will be served and there will be a very special visitor on the day. Admission is free.

Every is very welcome to come along regardless of whether they currently attend the club or not. So spread the word to your neighbours, friends and family.

New members are always welcome at the Youth Club.

For enquires about any of our activities contact Blinne at (087) 7833592.

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