Marathon-man Gary smashes Irish 50k record
DUNDALK Cricket Club reflected on another a successful season at its recent AGM. The fledgling club claimed its second Leinster title and plans are now well under way for the start of the 2013 season, which kicks off with two home matches at the end of April.
BASTKETBALL club Liby Dynamite showed they were 'ball stars' when they hosted the All-Ireland Club Championships in the North East for the first time.
GALE FORCE TEN lived up to his billing as the odds-on favourite for the Elusive Pimpernel Patton Stakes at Dundalk as he showed too much toe for the opposition.
ANOTHER week and another win for Cuchulainn in the IVCA race in Batterstown. The race was a handicapped affair, held over 80km and Cuchulainn had Martin Gray, Jimmy Flynn and Ray Fedigan all racing alongside Sé Weston.
A NEW Dundalk Junior Inline/Roller Hockey group has started in Dundalk on Saturday afternoons in the Redeemer Resource Centre, Ard Easmuinn. They train/play from 2.15 to 3.30pm. The group consists of kids under the age of 18 and are coached by Vytautas Lukosevicius, the Irish Women's Ice Hockey National Team coach.
THE fourth annual Cooley Legends Half Marathon & 10k - powered by Carlingford Adventure Racing Club - takes place on Saturday week over a challenging 21.1km (65% Off-Road) in the Cooley mountains.
THE recent opening of the superb indoor arena at Athlone Institute of Technology has given a tremendous boost to indoor athletics in Ireland. Probably the best ever domestic indoor season came to a conclusion at the Midlands venue last Saturday, with the staging of the final day of the Irish Juvenile Championships.
IT was a busy week for Glenmore AC athletes who participated in the Mountpleasant Road Races on Easter Monday.
ARDEE and District AC athletes coped extremely well with that notorious easterly wind to produce a fine sequence of performances at the annual Mountpleasant AC Road Races on Easter Monday.
GLENMORE'S Aaron McGuigan was third overall in the Ray D'Arcy 5K run in Dundalk last Thursday, while Sinead McDonald was third lady home. The Fit for Life group were represented by Mary Woods, Bernie, Susan O'Neill, Eilish McGuigan and Rose White.
EASTER proved to be very fruitful for Cuchulainn Cycling Club, with members active in three different races throughout the country.
THE annual Cusken Tennis Tournament will keep the junior players of Dundalk Tennis Club busy over the Easter holidays.
Saturday's 18 Hole Stableford: 1st Brian Kieran 44 pts; 2nd Liam Brien 41 pts ob9; 3rd Liam Travers 41 pts
GLENMORE Fit for Life group members were in top form recently with Shane Lynch (pictured winning the 10k race in Carlingford on March 2nd and Anne McEvoy competeing in the half marathon on the same day.
BLACKROCK AC's Rebecca Carr once again showed her tremendous jumping prowess when beating all before her in the under-18 Girls Long Jump at the Leinster Indoor Athletics Championships staged at Athlone IT recently.
THE Louth Darts Organisation will hold its Annual General Meeting in The Grove, Dunleer on Wednesday 20th March at 8pm.
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.