Marathon-man Gary smashes Irish 50k record
BOTH senior teams of Dundalk Cricket Club were in action last weekend and for the first time in the season both matches were played away.
ROAD racing continues to dominate club activities with members exceling at many events across the country.
THE Louth Cycling Team had their final warm up before the An Post Rás, which starts May 19th and runs for 8 days, covering over 1,500km. The Tour of Ulster was a 4 stage, 3 day event held over the May bank holiday weekend.
A NEW recruit to the pantheon of Blackrock AC stars was unveiled last weekend at the Louth Juvenile Athletics Championships staged at the Lourdes track in Drogheda on Friday and in Bush track on Saturday and Sunday. Paul O'Grady made his debut on Friday and threw a tremendous 19.99m take a fine Silver in the under-13 Boys Javelin.
THE County Juvenile athletic championships took place last weekend commencing on Friday night in Drogheda followed by two full day programmes which were held at Bush track. St Gerard's AC were represented by 27 young athletes over the three days with no less than eight making their competitive debut.
THE 2013 Louth Track amd Field Championships began on Friday 10th May in the Lourdes Stadium, Drogheda and continued through Saturday and Sunday at Bush Track. Despite the unseasonable wind and rain athletes from all over Co.Louth attended.
BRUISED, blistered and overwhelmed with pride, amputee athlete Garry Hoey triumphed at the Great Limerick Run Marathon Relay last weekend.
SUNDAY's Boyne 10K Road Race in Drogheda witnessed some excellent performances by St Peter's AC athletes.
THE 2013 FPM Accountants Summer Cycling League continued in its new format last Thursday.
THERE was great excitement at Ravensdale Lodge over the past four days as the centre played host to four finals in a row.
AMPUTEE athlete Garry Hoey will face the challenge of a lifetime, when he competes in the Great Limerick Run Marathon Relay next Bank Holiday weekend.
Five swimmers from Dundalk Special Olympics Club won an amazing ten gold medals when they took part in the regional finals at The Curragh, Co. Kildare, at the weekend.
Dundalk Stadium along with DkIT's fourth year Public Relations students launched their legendary Gathering event 'The Louth Land of Legends Race Day' which takes place on Friday May 3rd.
THE Provincial Towns Plate may not have been top of Dundalk's wishlist at the start of the season, but there's nothing like a bit of silverware to add some gloss to a long, hard campaign.
MINISTER Fergus O'Dowd has urged local boxing clubs to apply for access to a special allocation of €1m in funding which has been announced to upgrade training facilities for young boxers, particularly women.
THREE of the county's medallists from last year's National Community Games finals were in action again and all three duly won their events, despite having moved up to a higher age group in each case.
GARDAI are investigating a fire at Dundalk Sports Centre in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
TWO local bus drivers were among fifteen coach drivers representing the Coach Tourism & Transport Council (CTTC) who received their certificates from Fáilte Ireland having completed a foundation in Guiding Skills, at a recent ceremony in Dublin. The programme was delivered to maintain and improve standards in the Coach Tourism industry and among the recipients were Damien Keenan and Harry Duffy, Matthews Coach Hire, Dundalk.
THE management of The Marshes Shopping Centre have promised that security will be reviewed after as many as 30 teenagers took part in a mass brawl outside Penney's on Saturday evening.
TEACHERS Nevan Finegan and Elizabeth Baily knew the answer to the most important question in their lives when they said 'I do' on Valentine's Day.
NINE-year-old Beth McMahon faced the chop when her Rapunzel-esque locks were severed – all for a good cause of course!
The reduction in the number of gardaí in Co. Louth has been highlighted by Sinn Fein TD Gerry Adams who has said that it is 'a cause for concern'.
FUNDING set aside for the ill-fated Narrow Water Bridge project should not be lost to the local area, Louth County Council heard this week.
COULD the new diesel marker – developed by an international chemical company – be the 'silver bullet' that revenue enforcement agencies on both sides of the border have been looking for and enough to put the gangster oil washers out of business?
A WOMAN who admitted stealing drink and other items from Dundalk stores had her cases adjourned for a probation report.
A KNOCKBRIDGE man who headbutted a stranger on Park Street for 'absolutely no reason' has pleaded guilty to assault causing harm.