Marathon-man Gary smashes Irish 50k record
THE recently established local Shinken-Do Self Defence Club held a successful grading under instructors Mark Flynn 3rd Dan and Emily O'Shea 2nd Dan recently.
THE all-conquering and undefeated Dundalk Sharks kicked off the new season as under-10s in style on Friday under lights at Mill Road with an excellent hard fought victory over Boyne.
BLACKROCK AC sent ten elite athletes to the Louth Juvenile Cross Country Championships staged in Meadowview, Drogheda last Sunday and the team returned to the village by the sea sporting twelve proud County medals.
GLENMORE athletes travelled to Meadowview, Drogheda for the Louth Cross-Country even ages championships on Sunday.
On Saturday night we headed for Killinbeg Golf Club where their 21st year celebrations were taking place. The hugely popular club had had a full day of play with past presidents, captains and members all coming together to enjoy a round of golf and a meal and bit of craic together.
DUNDALK U9s kicked off their season with a match against their neighbours Boyne on Sunday morning. Favourable weather conditions really encouraged some fine rugby from both teams. Dundalk fielded two teams from a very healthy squad of 25 players.
Geraldines GFC are hosting a major fundraising event at Dundalk Stadium to coincide with greyhound racing on Saturday, November 2.
September, 1953 - It was an occasion that all golfers from the area relished in September 1953 when Fred Daly, the first Irishman to win the British Open championship, played in the Irish Professional Golfers championship, which was played at the Dundalk course for the first time.
THE start list for the MSL Mercedes-Benz Autumn Grand Prix set the tone for what was to come over the following days at Ravensdale Lodge.
AFTER a big win the previous week Dundalk faced much tougher opposition against Ashbourne in Meath last week.
BY any measure the recently completed outdoor track and field season has to be regarded as one of the most successful ever in the proud history of St Peter's AC, as the Dromiskin-based club's athletes amassed a remarkable medal haul at national, provincial and county level.
WITH schools reopening after the long summer holidays, it was the perfect opportunity for Sensei Mary Marcus 1st Dan to hold a taster event which enabled any females regardless of age or ability to come along and ask any questions or to even try out a karate move or two.
DUNDALK U-17 got the season off to a great start with a comfortable win at home to Navan B on a beautiful sunny day. Dundalk were short a few players and had to improvise particularly in the forwards where Niall Malone made his debut as hooker and Stephen Arrowsmith started as a flanker.
IT is fair to say that Ravensdale Lodge lead the way when it comes to quality facilities, great competition and value for money. It can also be said that they are pretty good when it comes to new initiatives and ideas with the centre hosting every type of competition and event from show jumping, eventing, dressage and everything in between.
MOUNTAIN biking might not be a sport usually associated with women, but a cohort of the Cuchulainn Ladies cycling club are forging their own path.
CUCHULAINN Ladies Cycling club are using pedal power to inspire more Louth women to get bitten by the biking bug!
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.